High Tide Beach Lighthouse

Hi Stampers.  After much rain, an interview for a possible new job and a trip to the ER for kidney stones, I’m back!  For today’s card I used the Tide stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions catalog. This set makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.  I’m a true water person and we live just a half hour drive from the beach.  This set works for so many options!  It works for male and female, young or old and just about any occasion.

Handmade card made using Stampin Up! High Tide stamp set. Beach lighthouse birthday card by Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Soft Suede card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). I stamped onto a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla.  I started by stamping the sand, from the High Tide stamp set, in Crumb Cake ink.  This stamp image has the indent in it for the lighthouse.  I stamped the 2 step light house using Dapper Denim ink for both stamps.  For the bottom stamp I inked it up and stamped onto scrap paper and then onto my layer.  I then inked up the top layer and stamped direct to the layer.  I used Wild Wasabi ink for the weeds and Marina Mist ink for the water.  The birds (on land and in sky) were stamped using Smokey Slate ink and the sun was stamped using Crushed Curry ink.

Stampin’ Tip: In order to get a two tone effect on 2-step stamping you can “stamp off” on scrap paper once and then onto the layer (as described above).  This will give you two tones of the same color.

I like to make the inside of the card coordinate with the outside of the card.  To do this, I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock, like I did on the front of the card.  I used the same sand stamp as on the front, but stamped it upside down, to avoid the indent for the lighthouse.  For color, I added Wild Wasabi weeds in each lower corner.  This card could be used for any occasion.  I chose to make this a birthday card by using the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Better Together stamp set and stamped it in Marina Mist ink.

We are a little half way through SALE-A-BRATION – Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year!!  There are  3 ways Stampin’ Up! is offering savings:

  1. SHOP  Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. (see free products here)
  2. HOST Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!
  3. JOIN It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  (Hobby demos welcome too!  No pressure – tons of fun!)

If you chose option 1, to SHOP.  You will want to check out the newly released options for SALE-A-BRATION product offerings.  click here to see the new products

The glimmer paper is my favorite of the new products!  Check it out in this Stampin’ Up! video:

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First Birthday Construction Banner

Hi Stampers.  Hello from soggy Northern California.  The weather report last night said that we have had 28 inches of rain since January 1st.  That’s 205% of normal!!  I know we need the rain, due to the drought we are in, but I’m a little tired of all the flooding and mudslides….  In honor of the mudslide clean up I’m sharing my construction banner today.

Stampin' Up! 1st birthday banner with construction theme by Queen B Creations  This banner was made using the Stampin’ Up! banner framelits.  I used the largest banner framelit and Basic Black card stock for the base, then the next size down framelit with Crushed Curry card stock. I also used a torn layer of Soft Suede card stock over the Crushed Curry layer to look like dirt. Stampin' Up! 1st birthday banner with construction theme by Queen B CreationsThe letters were cut out of Basic Black card stock using the Large Letters framelit dies.  I rested them on top of the “dirt”.

Stampin' Up! 1st birthday banner with construction theme by Queen B Creations

Here is a close up look at one of the letters, so you can get a better look at the torn edge.

Stampin' Up! 1st birthday banner with construction theme by Queen B Creations

This little cement truck was cut using my Silhouette Cameo e-cutter and a design I purchased from the Silhouette Design Store.  The different colors were cut out separately and layered on top of each other to complete the truck. (I used Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock).

Stampin' Up! 1st birthday banner with construction theme by Queen B Creations

The little clouds were cut out using the Up & Away framelit dies and Whisper White card stock.  On the “dirt” and trucks I used some Soft Suede ink on a sponge dauber to rub a little extra “dirt” onto them to make them look “dirty”.

This banner is for sale in my Etsy store online.  It would be perfect for a little ones first birthday.  It can hang on the wall or across the front of the high chair.  Of course if you want to make your own, I have listed the supplies needed below with links to buy them from my Stampin’ Up! store.

Don’t forget that we are almost half way through Sale-a-bration!  This is your chance to earn a free product with each $50 you purchase in Stampin’ Up! product and is a fantastic time to join my Kingdom and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator on my team and earn yourself two extra stamp set for FREE!

Stampin' Up! Ultimate Bundle option - save money and pick your own kit!

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“Case the Catty” Pals Bog Hop

 

Pals blog hop badgeHi Stampers!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My project was CASE’d from the project at the bottom of page 115 in our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  It is based on the One Wild Ride stamp set.  This stamp set was designed as part of Dawn Griffiths One Million dollar in career sales celebration.  Dawn is the creative genius behind Dawns’ Stamping Thoughts.  I love her stuff!!  It’s easy to see how she made $1 Million in sales.

one wild ride hand stamped card and bag for Pals CASE the catty blog by Queen B Creations

The bag was made using the Stampin’ Up! gift bag punch board.  This was my first time using this tool.  It started out having me a bit intimidated.  But, the directions are listed right on the board, I used an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock and followed the punch directions and voila!

one wild ride hand stamped card for Pals CASE the catty blog by Queen B Creations

The card base was made using an 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic Black, scored at 4.25″.  On the very bottom I used a 4.25″ x .125″ strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock and used the tire treads and the Versamark ink pad with basic black embossing powder heated with the heat tool, to make the embossed tire treads.  Above that I have two layers of Very Vanilla card stock.  The bottom piece is 4″ x 3.75″.  I crumbled it up and then smoothed it out again and adhered it to the card front.  I then stamped onto the second piece (3.75″ x 3.5″) with Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie ink.  The “Born to ride” was heat embossed with black embossing powder onto Pumpkin Pie card stock and I fussy cut it out and mounted it with dimensionals.  The stamped layer was also adhered with dimensionals after I wrapped the linen tread around the top part of the layer.  This gave room between the two layers for the thread to avoid any bumps.

one wild ride hand stamped card for Pals CASE the catty blog by Queen B Creations

In side is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock. I stamped the inside of the card to match the outside.

one wild ride hand stamped bag for Pals CASE the catty blog by Queen B Creations

I decorated the bag by stamping a few tire treads along the bottom with Basic Black ink.  I then used a 5.5″ x 2.25″ strip of Designer Series Paper, a 2.75″ Whisper White circle and a 5.5″ x 1″ strip of Basic Black card stock. The DSP and Basic Black strip were flagged at the end using the triple banner punch.  I then stamped the badge onto Pumpkin Pie card stock and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I stamped the badge again with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut out the word “journey” and adhered it to the badge with dimentionals.  I finished it off by wrapping some linen thread around the top and tied a bow.  I don’t normally copy things exactly from the catalog, but this was kinda fun!  I hope it inspires you to give it a try some time. (All product used is listed below with links to purchase from my store.)

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <—–  you are here
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

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Tuscan Vineyard

Hi Stampers. Welcome back – Happy Friday!!  Today’s card is one that was popular at my last card class, it is done with Stampin’ Up! Tuscan Vineyard stamp set and the layering ovals framelit dies.  I’m hoping you love it as much as they did.

Stampin' Up! Tuscan Vineyard handmade card by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Crumb Cake card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Onto the card front, I stamped the grapes from the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set in Elegant Eggplant ink randomly all over the front of the card. I then used a 5″ x 2″ piece of Old Olive card stock, I flagged the end with the triple banner punch.  I then stamped the vineyard scene in Old Olive ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with the oval framelit from the layering ovals framelit dies.  I then cut the  slightly larger scalloped oval out of Elegant Eggplant card stock.  I stamped the “toscana vingneto” in Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with a 1″ circle punch.

Stampin' Up! Tuscan Vineyard handmade card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the olive leaves in the upper right corner in Old Olive ink and the wine jugs in the lower right with Crumb Cake ink.  I just love matching the inside of the card with a few stamps from the same set as the outside of the car. 🙂

I hope you have some exciting plans lines up for the weekend.  I will be busy working on orders from my Etsy store and figuring out the projects for my class next Wednesday in Petaluma, CA.  The class is February 1st and my birthday is February 6th, so I’m thinking a birthday theme.  It’s my birthday, but I’ll have drawings with presents for the participants.  Doesn’t that sound fun?!?

Don’t forget it’s SALE A BRATION! You can earn free product three ways:

  1. SHOP  Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. (see free products here)
  2. HOST Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!
  3. JOIN It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  (Hobby demos welcome too!  No pressure – tons of fun!)

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Pink & Gray Bloomin’ Heart

Hi Stampers.  I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA lately.  My Etsy shop has been busy and I recently got an order of 25 custom card in a boxes!  They were pretty detailed and she made many changes, but they are now done and in the mail! Whew!  I’ve missed sharing my cards with you all.  Today I’m sharing a Valentines Day card that we made in my in person class this month.  It uses the Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Heart thinlits and the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

stampin' up! bloomin love valentines day love you card made by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Basic Gray card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next was a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Basic Gray that I ran through the big shot with the polka dots textured embossing folder.  I adhered that to the base with stampin’ dimensionals.  I then used Pink Pirouette card stock and the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit in the big shot to get this beautiful detailed heart!

stampin' up! bloomin love valentines day love you card made by Queen B CreationsThere are a few ways to adhere the heart to the card.  You could use glue dots by carefully placing them behind the flowers.  You can also adhere it by using monoadhesive glue or the fine tip glue pen by adding a small amount to each of the slightly larger pieces on the back side of the die cut.  I next used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and stamped the banner and the sentiment “love you” in Basic Gray ink.  I then cut the banner out with paper snips and adhered it with glue dots.

stampin' up! bloomin love valentines day love you card made by Queen B CreationsFor the interior of the card, I used a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the sentiment “My Valentine” in Basic Gray ink and then added a few hearts in the corners using the heart stamp (from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set) with Real Red ink.  I’ve listed all the supplies used with links to purchase them from my online store.

Don’t forget it’s SALE A BRATION! You can earn free product three ways:

  1. SHOP  Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. (see free products here)
  2. HOST Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!
  3. JOIN It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  (Hobby demos welcome too!  No pressure – tons of fun!)

Big news: Watercolor pencils are so popular they are almost sold out!

Stampin' Up! watercolor pencilsThis is a hot hot HOT product and as of January 26th you all will have purchased EVERYTHING we have on hand!!

On January 26th they become UNORDERABLE, for a long time!!

SO order them NOW, TODAY, ASAP!!
They are the BOMB 141709: Watercolor Pencils 
order them from me and I will gift you a package of Watercolor Paper as a fun perk!!

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Pals “From the Heart” Blog Hop

2017 Pals blog hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Lately, my card in a box cards have been a big seller in my Etsy store.  With Valentines Day right around the corner and “From the Heart being the theme of this blog hop it seemed fitting to make a Valentines Day card in a box.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love card in a box valentines day card for Pals Blog Hop made by Queen B Creations

The base is real red, followed by red glimmer paper and Whisper White card stock.  I stamped mostly in Real Red ink.  The couple on the hill are from a retired stamp set (Beautiful Ride), but I really wanted something0 I could use our new water color pencils on.  I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with the new watercolor pencils and blended with the blender pen.  So that they would not be “floating”, I grounded them by sponging Garden Green ink to form a small grass knoll for them to sit on.  The oposite flap has a great sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  The rest of the stamps are from the Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  All were stamped in Real Red ink.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love card in a box valentines day card for Pals Blog Hop made by Queen B Creations

The glimmer heart was punched out of the red glimmer paper with the sweetheart punch.  The pop up pieces in the middle are attached with glue dots at either end of a 1/4″ strip of clear acetate.

If you’d like to try your had at making this card yourself.  The card in a box pattern (in PDF format) click here for PDF and  videos I made on how to make this card and envelope can be found on this prior post – click here.  Links to the products I used is below.  If you are ever in need of a custom made card, made by someone else, I would hope you would consider my Etsy store.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard  at Queen B Creations  <—– you are here
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

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Adventurous Thank You Card

Hi Stampers.  Greetings from flood central.  I live in northern California near the Petaluma, Napa and Russian Rivers.  For three days I’ve been at home, hibernating in my studio.  I’ve been very productive in the card making department.  I’ve designed all 8 cards for my virtual card class – they are awesome!!!  I’ve also mailed out cards to those who have ordered from me in 2016.  (Note: if you ordered from me online and picked the “no contact” option, Stampin’ Up! didn’t give me your name, or any other information… so I don’t know who you are.  Please don’t pick the “no contact” option.  It drives me nuts wondering who it was and I have no way to send you a thank you note.  I promise not to spam you or share your name with anyone. I just want to thank you for supporting me in my business.)

Copeland Creek – the view from the back patio on our condo.

 

We were unable to attend church yesterday because the city closed the streets getting to the church.  Thankfully it never reached inside the building and the tree that fell, fell into the street not into the building.  This is the first time I know of that our church was closed on a Sunday due to weather.

New Life Christian Fellowship – Petaluma, CA

This weather is making me feel adventurous, so for the card I’m showing you today, I used the Always an Adventure stamp set and the coordinating Outdoor Adventures Framelit Dies (buy as a bundle and save 10%).  This card was a special design for a client who is going to visit the Disney Wilderness Lodge and wants to thank the mousekeeping staff.  How sweet is that?!?!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Logo

Disney Wilderness Lodge Logo

I have not been to the Disney Wilderness Resort Lodge, so I looked it up to get a look and feel for my cards.  When I saw the logo, it came to me instantly which set to use!

Wilderness Lodge

The card starts with a Soft Sky card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  I cut the mountains and trees with the Outdoor Adventures Framelit Dies.  The mountains are cut out of Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card stock and the trees were cut out of Old Olive card stock.  I stamped the bears in chocolate chip ink onto Whisper White card stock and the clouds in Smokey Slate ink onto Whisper White card stock and then cut them out with the framelit dies.

I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto a 5.5″ x 4.25″ layer of Crumb Cake card stock and then cut the middle out with the Lots of Labels framelit dies and adhered it to the card front using stampin’ dimensionals, making a shadowbox effect.  I used my computer and a fond I downloaded from online to print the wording for the sign onto Soft Suede card stock.  I then used the paper trimmer and my paper snips to cut out the pieces for the sign.  So fun!

Have you had a chance to look at the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure?  It’s amazing!  If you (like the rest of us) have a super long wish list and it exceeds your budget, Stampin’ Up! has a way to help.  Did you know that most Stampin’ Up! demonstrators (well more than half) are “hobby demos”?  Meaning they signed up and picked their own kit, but never host a party or work with customers. The kit is comprised of $125 in product that you choose, costs $99 and ships free!  (Stampin’ Up! adds catalogs, order forms, etc.) During Sale-a-Bration you can add two more stamp sets to add to that for free.  You can’t lose!  You want to talk to me about this awesome deal ASAP!!!

Stampin' Up! Ultimate Bundle option - save money and pick your own kit!

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Sign Up NOW for Virtual Classes!

Hi Stampers.  I am excited about the response I have gotten to my virtual classes.  while I may not have been on the blog as much as I should have lately, things have been busy in the studio prepping for all the exciting stuff I have coming for you in 2017!!  I’ve got my “virtual classroom” on Facebook all ready to go and an anxious to get virtual classes up and rolling!!!  The “buy now” options have been added to this post or you can email meLet’s get this party started!!

Sign Up NOW for Virtual Classes!

Orders accepted between now and January 8th

Orders will be shipped Priority Mail on January 19th

To kick off our virtual classes in January we will be using the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlit Dies from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  This is a fantastic bundle that is very versatile – it covers so many different occasions.  You will reach for this bundle often!

This virtual class includes:

  • Life Me Up stamp set (clear mount) and the coordinating Up & Away Thinlit Dies
  • Materials to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs – pre-cut card stock, pre-embossed and punched pieces, designer paper, any embellishments not part of this special Virtual Class and envelopes are all included.
  • Other products included and will be used during this class
  • A FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. (see options here)
  • Exclusive class video will be emailed to your PayPal address along with the PDF tutorial.  View the video over and over again and whenever you’d like.  I will walk you through the entire process of making each card.
  • Exclusive PDF tutorial will be emailed to you.  The tutorial includes step by step instructions for each of the cards with an array of pictures.  The PDF tutorial includes the video link. So whether you prefer to read or watch, it’s all included.
  • Access to my virtual classroom – a Facebook group, where I will answer questions and have random prizes and giveaways.
  • Delivered right to your home! Priority postage is included and everything comes in one package!
  • $62.98   click here to buy

Don’t forget – when you order your virtual class include a memo in the PayPal submission on WHICH Sale-A-Bration (SAB) product you would like for free!

Don’t have a Big Shot yet?  You can order the  Lift Me Up virtual class without the Up & Away thinlit dies for $33.37  (don’t worry, I will die cut the parts you need and include them).

Note:  (Sales tax,  priority shipping and class materials listed above included in price).

You will need the following items, not included in this kit, to complete your cards:

  • Ink pads: black
  • Clear blocks
  • Adhesive
  • Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Liquid Glue

If you have any question please feel free to email me now!

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Christmas Gift Card Card in a Box

Hi Stampers.  Merry Monday!  We now has less than a week before Christmas is here.  Do you have your cards done and mailed?  I don’t. 🙁  I know – how sad is that??  Just call me Last Minute Lisa…  I guess I just work best under stress.  I have gotten other peoples cards made though.  This was a custom order card in a box.  This person wanted a card that said “this card is good for babysitting”.  I designed this box and included a little pocket in the back to put the gift card I made with the message he wanted.  I was really happy with how it came out.  Hopefully he is too!

Christmas card in a box using cookie cutter christmas, snow place, hang your stocking and lovely as a tree stamp sets This card in a box holds a gift card too. By Queen B Creations

This is a card in a box base done in Real Red card stock and covered with Candy Cane designer series paper.  I used Early Espresso card stock and the stitch shapes framelits and Whisper White card stock and the layering ovals framelits to make the focal point in the front flap.  Using Whisper White card stock, I stamped Merry Christmas and the holly leaves from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set in Garden Green.  The berries and the stocking were stamped in Real Red ink.  The leaves, berries & stocking were die cut with the matching Stockings framelit dies.  I used the envelope punch board and DSP to make the little pocket in the back for the gift card. I stamped the gingerbread made in Soft Suede ink and the reindeer, Santa, snowmen and hat were stamped in memento black ink onto Whisper White card stock.  The gingerbread man, reindeer and Santa were punched out with the cookie cutter punch.  The snowmen and hat were cut out with the Snow Friends framelit dies.

Stampin Tip: Normally if I want a multi-color stamp I will ink up the stamp exclusively with markers before stamping.  For the reindeer, I inked him with the black ink all over and then gently removed the ink from the nose and colored that with the red marker and then stamped.  I got a little better coverage that way.

The Christmas tree is the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, stamped onto Whisper White card stock with Garden Green ink.  I punched the star using the star punch and gold glimmer paper.  The “lights” on the tree are some left over candy dots (retired). (You could also use pearl or rhinestones colored with sharpie markers). I colored the images with Stampin’ Write markers and used the Wink of Stella gold glimmer pen to add some gold to Santa’s belt buckle.  It was all adhered together using a combination of snail adhesive and mini glue dots.

I’ve included a rather long list of supplies below if you are interested in purchasing some of the supplies used.  Don’t panic about how many products were used.  A similar card could be made with less.  When I make custom cards for clients, I tend to use all my resources at hand.  As you can imagine, I have a rather large collection. 🙂

Have a festive week my friends – Merry Christmas!!

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Sign Up Soon for Virtual Classes!

Hi Stampers.  I have some EXCITING NEWS!  My long awaited Virtual Classes will be starting up next month!  January 2017 is shaping up to be AWESOME!!!

Sign Up Soon for Virtual Classes!

Orders accepted between January 2nd – January 8th

Orders will be shipped Priority Mail on January 19th

Have you been wanting to join one of my local classes but can’t seem to arrange the time or are too far away?  Here is your chance. To kick off our virtual classes in January we will be using the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlit Dies from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  This is a fantastic bundle that is very versatile – it covers so many different occasions.  You will reach for this bundle often!

This virtual class includes:

  • Life Me Up stamp set (clear mount) and the coordinating Up & Away Thinlit Dies
  • Materials to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs – pre-cut card stock, pre-embossed and punched pieces, designer paper, any embellishments not part of this special Virtual Class and envelopes are all included.
  • Other products included and will be used during this class
  • A FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice. (Products can be viewed on January 4th.)
  • Exclusive class video will be emailed to your PayPal address along with the PDF tutorial.  View the video over and over again and whenever you’d like.  I will walk you through the entire process of making each card.
  • Exclusive PDF tutorial will be emailed to you.  The tutorial includes step by step instructions for each of the cards with an array of pictures.  The PDF tutorial includes the video link. So whether you prefer to read or watch, it’s all included.
  • Access to my virtual classroom – a Facebook group, where I will answer questions and have random prizes and giveaways.
  • Delivered right to your home! Priority postage is included and everything comes in one package!
  • $62.98

Don’t forget – when you order your virtual class include a memo in the PayPal submission on WHICH Sale-A-Bration (SAB) product you would like for free!

Don’t have a Big Shot yet?  You can order the  Lift Me Up virtual class without the Up & Away thinlit dies for $33.37  (don’t worry, I will die cut the parts you need and include them).

Note:  (Sales tax,  priority shipping and class materials listed above included in price).

You will need the following items, not included in this kit, to complete your cards:

  • Ink pads: black
  • Clear blocks
  • Adhesive
  • Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Liquid Glue

If you have any question please feel free to email me now!

Happy Stamping,
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