The layers and details of this card just give such a WOW factor. I know this isn’t a card I would make every day for every occasion. It’s always fun to go above and beyond for that one special card sometimes. Let’s get started!
I started with a Tranquil Tide card base and layered on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) and die cut out the circle in the upper left corner. I used the small circle and the next layer up circle from the Eastern Medallion Framelits. There are lots of different cut out creations you can make. Then I stamped the circle from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (Bundle & Save 10%) in Fresh Fig Ink. Now it’s time to put on the Gold Vinyl Sticker. The sticker will fall off on the left side and maybe the top depending on where the die cuts were placed. It’s important to do these layers in this order because otherwise this happens…..
Notice how the stamped circle is messy and missing a portion on the left hand side, that’s because I stamped after the sticker. The circle fits like just perfectly or doesn’t fit just perfectly so stamping afterwards is not a good deal. Some of the stamped image went onto the sticker and then just smeared off. By stamping first, it is underneath the sticker and peaks through perfectly no matter what! I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set after adding the sticker so I knew it would be placed at the edge of the image!
Now it is time to assemble! I layered the stamped vanilla piece onto a piece of Tranquil Tide (3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) flush with the upper left corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The dimensionals give that nice little peekaboo for the die cut potion. Next, I layered this onto the card base, again placing it flush with the upper left corner. To finish off the card, I tied some Vanilla Baker’s Twine around the card and added 2 of the Mini Tassels.
Since I didn’t want to waste that little piece of Gold Vinyl Sticker that I trimmed off. I placed it on the inside of the card for a little decoration piece! I love it!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new! I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday! Also, check out more samples using the Eastern Palace Bundlehere, here, and here!
Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s amazing technique is all about creating an open shutter card. The greeting just pop out behind the camera shutter look as you open it up! Check it out below and be sure to watch the Video Tutorial to see in all in action!!
Okay so you thought I would show the amazing WOW factor in this first picture, huh? Did you scroll down and check it out??? That’s okay I would have too! let’s get started on this beauty! I got the idea for this card from Frenchie Martin who is amazing! Thank you for this great card idea!
I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored it at 2-1/8″ x 6-3/8″ for the gate fold! For the front panels, I cut 2 piece of Night of Navy measuring 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″. Then I layered on some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper measuring 5″ x 1-5/8″. The belly band that wraps around the card is Night of Navy measuring 1″ x 11″. I didn’t actually score it but instead just wrapped it around the card and pressed on the edges. Then I unwrapped it and used a Bone Folder on the creases. This works best I think because otherwise it seems mine is too tight or too loose. Next, I used Tear And Tape to secure the belly band because it’s a nice strong adhesive. I cut the end into banner tips for a little fun texture! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3/4″ x 4″) and stamped the greeting from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. I added the banner tips on the right and secured it to the belly band, cutting off any extra on the left hand side.
Now it’s time for the amazing inside of the card – the Open Shutter part! I cut 2 pieces of Daffodil Delight cardstock measuring 4″ x 3-1/2″ and scoring 1/2″ in along the 4″ side. This creates the little tab to adhere the shutter pieces. On the opposite side of the score line, measuring half way up (half of 3-1/2″ is 1-3/4″) put a dot with a pen. Then measuring 2″ in, place another dot. This is so you know how far in to cut your banner tips. I cut from the corner to that 2″ in dot. After doing one of them, I just placed it over the other one as a template. The less measuring the better, right? 🙂 Now the shutter pieces are ready!
Isn’t it beautiful?!?!?! Now that we created the shutter pieces, it’s time to do that middle piece. I took a piece of Whisper White (3″ x 5-1/2″) and layered on some Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″) before die cutting a 2-1/2″ circle out of it. I used the Layering Circles Framelits but you could use a punch too! Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals along the very top and very bottom of the piece and placed it in the center of the card. The dimensionals lift up this piece so the shutter can slide underneath! Now for adding the shutter pieces, I put Tear And Tape all along the 1/2″ tab, slide the left on under the daisy piece. With it lined up flush with the score line/fold in the card and centered up and down, I closed the left panel of the card. This will then grab onto that adhesive and secure the left shutter. For the right side, I did the same thing but there are a few tips.
Be sure that your banner tips are both under the left side banner tips. They can’t be one up/one down or it won’t close correctly. Another tip is to be sure that the banner tips aren’t peaking out on the left side because it is uneven. They should be hiding perfectly below the left side.
Now that the shutter is complete, I opened up the card completely and stamped the greeting! I used the coordinating greeting from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in the center! It is best to stamp this after creating the shutter so that you are sure it will fit and peak out in the right spot.
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. You won’t want to miss Thursday’s video!
Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! This color block card is a super fun and a great style for lots of different card types!
How fabulous is this card?!?! I just love the color combination and how simple it is. You can adapt this card style to any stamp set. I simply measured the greeting and lawn chair and that’s how I determined the size of the rectangles! Simple! Let’s get started on the dimensions for this one!
I started with a Whisper White card base. Next I cut some Whisper White for both the greeting (3″ x 2″) and the chair (2″ x 2-1/4″)! For the chair from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, I used Chocolate Chip Ink for the base and Berry Burst for the fabric. Since this is a Photopolymer Stamp Set, it was easy to line up the chair. There are notches in the chair as well that help! 🙂 For the greeting, I stamped it in Old Olive Ink!
Now it is time to layer and assemble the card! I layered the chair onto Old Olive (2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″) and the greeting onto Berry Burst (3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″). Next I took a piece of Old Olive Color Theory Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and wrapped some ribbon around it and into a knot. I used the New Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon which I love because it’s not bulky! It’s perfect! I layered this onto the card base and then added the greeting with Snail and the chair with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
I’m loving this summery card look and the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set! There is just so many amazing images and greetings. You can check out another sample here!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!
Happy Tuesday…..but feels like Monday! Today I’m sharing with you this amazing technique of creating a perfect beach scene! I am using the NEW Colorful Seasons Bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog which comes out on Thursday!!!!! Woot Woot! I so can’t wait!!!
How amazing is this card?!?!?! I just love it for that amazing greeting, the calming blues, and the relaxing chairs. Can you feel the sun on your face or cool ocean breeze just looking at this card? I think I can! Let’s get started on how I created it!
Now for creating a perfect beach scene, it’s time to make the sand. I took a piece of Crumb Cake (2″ x 5-1/8″) and placed it in a box to spritz. Spritzing can be messy so I use a box on it’s side to spritz into. I place the cardstock laying down flat (on the side of the box since it’s sideways). Using a Spritzer with alcohol and Chocolate Chip Re-Inker, I spritzed the bottom of the box, allowing the spray of it to drop down onto the Crumb Cake. This way the cardstock just has little dots of ink all over and not a direct splatter of ink. Also, another BIG TIP is be sure to use an alcohol of 70 proof or less. If it is higher, it will start to break down the plastic in the spritzer and it will clog.
After spritzing, I ripped the Crumb Cake in half and layered it together on the bottom of the card front. Those amazing adirondack chairs are from the coordinating Seasonal Layers Framelit. I die cut them in Whisper White and added them to the card front with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I put the adhesive on the bottom rectangle piece as well as the arms of the chair. This allows the top of the chair to pop out a bit since it isn’t secured down and it looks more 3D! I just love it!!!
Here is another version of the same card but fewer layers. This is the simple version and the stepped up version is at the top! For this card, I used a Soft Sky card base and stamped directly onto it. Then I added the sand and chairs below. Which card do you prefer – the simple or stepped up?
If you would like to see it all in action, check out the video tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!
Get ready for the NEW catalog on June 1st! It’s so fabulous!!!!
Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I’m sharing an amazing technique with you – Eastern Elegance One Sheet Wonder! I know how much you all love One Sheet Wonders so here is another fabulous one! I am loving the Eastern Elegance Suite! It’s beautiful!
How amazing and beautiful are these cards?!?!?! I just love them and they were so quick to create because I used just 4 Ink Pads, 1 Stamp Set, 1 Framelit Set, and just a few colors! I used all Whisper White Cards Bases….except that one in Dapper Denim! 🙂 Now let’s get started on the cutting and assembling!
I started off by making lots of greeting tags. The Eastern Beauty Stamp Set has so many fabulous images to create the coolest greetings! I die cut them with the coordinating Eastern Medallion Framelits and they were ready to grab and go when I was assembling the cards! The colors I used were Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, and Lemon Lime Twist which are all NEW In-Colors!!!
I started out with a 12″ x 12″ piece of Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper and I cut it into 6″ x 6″ squares. With one of the squares, I cut it in half both ways creating four 3″ squares. Finally I cut 2 of those in half diagonally to create the top cards above and just used them as a square for the bottom two cards. I used a little bit of coordinating Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide cardstock for layering. The stamps are from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set!
Next, I took another 6″ Square and cut it into nine 1-1/2″ squares. I added those to the cards above in different ways with greetings and some of the Gold Vinyl Stickers to decorate!!! That gold tassel is just fabulous as well and not super bulky either! Bonus!
The next 6″ Square was cut at 4″. Then with the 4″ x 6″ piece, I cut it into three 1-1/2″ x 4″ strips. With the leftover piece of 2″ x 6″, I sniped off that last 1/2″ and used it for the lower right corner card. The other 3 pieces are perfect for layering across your card as a center band! I used Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, and Tranquil Tide for layering on these cards!
For the final 6″ Square, I cut it at 5-1/2″. Using the 5-1/2″ x 6″ piece, I cut at 1-1/2 (along the 6″ side) to create four 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strips. I really loved using the amazing stamp set to create background, borders, and greetings! The gold stickers are pretty amazing too for a little pop of bling!!! You can get all the items I used in this One Sheet Wonder in the Premier Bundle of the Eastern Palace Suite! I mean everything, even the Very Vanilla cardstock and envelopes which come FREE! This bundle is super fabulous and only available this month! Next month, each item will be sold individually and you won’t get the freebies!
To check out this One Sheet Wonder in action, see the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!!!
Happy Tuesday!!! Today’s technique is this amazing Pop & Twist Card. It’s one of those super WOW cards that you won’t really make tons of them but making at least one is super fun!!! Don’t worry, I did a video tutorial too to help out!
Okay, so the front looks pretty simple but that’s because the inside is the major WOW for this card!!! I got the idea for this card from LeeAnn Greff and made a few changes with the way I created it! Thank you, LeeAnn! Now let’s get started on this beauty!
Now for the inside…here’s the tricky part! 🙂 Don’t worry! I will walk you through it all. I found it best to create a template using normal printer paper because then you can practice without wasting cardstock. It was easier to create some of the folds with the printer paper and use them as a guide on cardstock as well. So with the printer paper (or your actual cardstock for the card), I made the following score lines:
Along the 11″ side: Score at 4-1/4″, 5-1/2″, and 6-3/4″
Along the 8-1/2″: Score at 2-1/4″, 4-1/4″, and 6-1/4″
Next, these scores create rectangles in each corner of the cardstock so I cut those off. I was left with a sort of cross looking template that was wide going up and down and little going side to side. I folded on the score lines but not each of them, just in half going both ways! The next 2 folds are the tricky ones because you will be folding diagonally. This fold is not corner to corner, it is actually line to line. With the thick/wide piece at the bottom/closest to you, fold the right hand (small piece) diagonally down. Go down to where the middle score line of the small piece lines up with the middle score line of the wide piece. This will create a diagonal line with the center, in the middle of your folded cross lines from scoring above. You will notice that the diagonal line doesn’t go corner to corner but just past it. That is correct! Next I rotated it 90 degree and folded diagonally again, creating an X. All red lines in the photo below are the lines I folded on.
Now I used this template for all of my card inserts. I just found it much easier to place on the top of the cardstock, score diagonally and fold than it was to try to get the cardstock to fold correctly the first time without the template. To finish the insert, I popped in the sides (small pieces). Mountain on that middle score line and valley on the sides. This will create a house look to the cardstock. Next, place it in your Stampin’ Trimmer with the point of the house at 5-1/4″ and trim off the extra. It should be about a 1/4″. This is so it fits into your card base perfectly and helps even things out on your little house.
Using Fast Fuse or Tear And Tape (a strong adhesive), outline one side of the house! I placed it inside the card, centered and sticky side up and then pressed the top closed to adhere it. Flip it over and repeat! Don’t try to place the sticky part on the card without closing it because then it might not close correctly. It could be off set a bit and you will want it to close and lay smooth. Now I can add my decoration pieces to either side. I used a piece of Party Animal Designer Paper (3″ square) to the left side and Whisper White (3″ square) to the right side so I could write my message.
Next up is the amazing pop out piece! I cut a piece of Crushed Curry measuring 2-3/4″ x 11″ and scored at 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, and 8-1/4″. This creates four 2-3/4″ squares. I placed pieces from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper onto each square. Just be sure that all of your patterns go in the same direction, up and down. To add this, I like to use Tear & Tape because you can place it down and then reveal the sticky later! I placed a small piece in the upper left corner and lower right corner of the small pieces sticking out the sides (see template above). This is because the insert (Crushed Curry piece) will adhere to the top of one panel and the bottom of the other, making it twist sideways!
I placed the insert in there to make sure that my patterned pieces were going to twist right side up when I opened the card. Then I peeled off one of the pieces of tape and attached it. The piece will line up (on top of) the white or designer paper you placed down above. If it is centered on that and to the edge, you are golden. You don’t want the insert in too deep or our too far. Making sure the other adhesive side is on the opposite, reveal the sticky and press your card closed to adhere. Now it Pops & Twists! I found the first few times, you have to help it close up as it’s still a little stiff!
Of course to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new!
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Happy Tuesday!!! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you – Baby Bear Peek-A-Boo Glimmer greeting!!!
Isn’t he precious….or she?!?!?! That little teddy just looks so real with the 3 step stamping images. You can always do a blue card base and silver glimmer paper or even yellow for gender neutral! I just think this card has such a WOW factor to it!
I started with a Blushing Bride card base. Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut the congrats greeting out of the top with the Sunshine Wishes Framelits! Now, before adhering it to the card front, I stamped little Baby Bear on there. Since this is a 3-step stamping technique, I stamped the solid image in Crumb Cake Ink (stamped off once). I stamped image #2 in Crumb Cake (full strength). Finally, the #3 image was stamped in full strength Tip Top Taupe Ink. A few tips for this 3-step stamping, be sure to ink it up well and press firmly all around the image since it is a larger image. When stamping, I always looked to line up that little rounded bum and the ears. If I had those 2 points lined up, I was golden. Another tip is that if you think you are right on top of the image and need to move down a bit, stay exactly where you are and it will be perfect. It’s when I think I need to go down a bit that I end up off a bit. You got this!
Now that Baby Bear is stamped, it is time to add this to the card front! I used a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper that was big enough to cover the greeting. This could vary depending on your greeting of choice. Next, I added adhesive to the back side of the glimmer and placed it behind the greeting (glimmer side up). Then I placed this piece onto my card front with the vanilla piece centered all around. Press over the greeting/glimmer paper so that the adhesive sticks. Now I know that my glimmer paper is in the correct spot. Then I took the vanilla piece off and added Stampin’ Dimensionals all around and placed it back over the glimmer paper. The dimensionals make it look a little more 3D and gives a little peek-a-boo glimmer look!
Of course, if you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! I did the one in the video as a Baby Boy card! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!
Some of the items used for this card are retiring as well as a lot of others. You can check out the complete list here:
Happy Tuesday!!! I have a fabulous flip fold Mother’s Day Card to share with you today!!! Just in time to make for Mother’s Day which is on May 14th!!! You could also change up the designer paper and greetings to make this card for any occasion!
So of course you can’t see the flip fold part until you watch the video tutorial below. So stay tuned!!! I got this amazing idea from fellow stamper, Julie Davison! She is amazing! Let’s get started!
First, I cut 2 card fronts (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and one card base (3-3/4″ x 11″). I did my card fronts in Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron and the card base in Whisper White. Next, I scored the card base at 1″ & 6″. I added adhesive to the bottom rectangle (3-3/4″ x 5″) and placed it in the center of the Mint Macaron card base. Then I folded the rectangle above that down and the little 1″ flap fold back/up. I added adhesive to this flap and placed the Watermelon Wonder card base over the top, lining up both card bases. You want to make sure you line up the card bases rather that place the on the Watermelon Wonder with a border so that it lays flat. Now your card base is complete and it’s time to decorate!
Now for the inside panel, I added another piece of the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″). The copper accents really give a fabulous look to the card. I die cut another Stitched Shapes Oval and stamped the greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. You could also use another greeting from the Love & Affection Stamp Set as well. Using that stamp set, I stamped a few flowers on the bottom panel and left the rest open to write in. Another option would be to stamp the middle and bottom panel and leave a lot of space for writing! It’s the perfect Mother’s Day card!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!
This card is perfect for Father’s Day or change up the greeting and make it a Birthday Card!!! Either way, it’s the perfect Man Card and I really struggle with those! Let’s get started!
I used the T-Shirt Builder Bundle for this entire card! Starting with the shirt, I stamped the men’s shirt, buttons down the front, and the collar. All of them are stamped in Basic Black onto Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the tie in Basic Black onto Whisper White. Using the T-Shirt Builder Framelits, I die cut the shirt, collar, and tie. I thought the tie needed a pop of color so I colored in every other stripe with the Pacific Point Marker.
For the card, I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base. Next, I took a piece of Pacific Point cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the tie on the background in Pacific Point Ink. This gives the background a some pattern. After stamping the background, I adhered it to the card base. Then I took a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 2″) and ripped around the top edge for a little texture. I stamped the greeting from Custom Tee Stamp Set. The set actually says RAD DAD but I omitted the Rad part but just inking Dad. I stamped it below the #1! Then I adhered it to the bottom of the Pacific Point on the card . Then I added the shirt. The actual shirt was added flat to the card but I added the collar with a Stampin’ Dimensional to make the shirt look more real!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday! Check back tomorrow as I will be posting another sample using the T-Shirt Builder Bundle!
Isn’t this card just stunning? It’s beautiful and peaceful! I just love it so let’s get started!
I started with a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) cardstock and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful You Stamp Set at the top. I did it after the fact in mine but it helps to do it first! Next, I stamped the girl from the same stamp set in Basic Black Ink onto the cardstock and then onto a piece of Window Sheet. Be careful when you stamp on the Window Sheet because it is slick! Then I flipped the Window Sheet over and placed it on the cardstock, matching it with the black squiggle on the bottom. Press over the window sheet to make sure the ink transfers to the cardstock. I love how it looks foggy and incomplete because that is how it would look as a reflection. Also, it helps make your card still look good when it doesn’t come out perfect! 🙂
For coloring, I used the Watercolor Pencils to color her dress and umbrella (Bermuda Bay & Rich Razzleberry). I used the Blender Pen to blend the color around! Then I went back through and added accents with the pencils. I didn’t trust myself to get the perfect watercolor wash for the puddle so I used the Watercolor Wash Stamp Set and Pool Party Ink. I stamped off once for a lighter look!
I really wanted a piece of Designer Series Paper for the left hand side but didn’t have any that was Rich Razzleberry. Then I realized I could make my own with the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper. Using the Sponge Brayer and Rich Razzleberry Ink, I colored the Designer Paper to match! Be sure to wipe off any excess ink to really make the embossed design pop! I added this piece to the left hand side of the card and tied some Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon around it! Next I adhered this piece to a Rich Razzleberry card base! I just love it!!!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday!