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.

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  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)
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  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!

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Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Card

Hi Stampers.  Today I’m sharing with you a pretty rainbow butterfly birthday card.  This card uses two stamp sets and the Hello You thinlit dies.  It’s a quick and easy card that’s very pretty.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday card made with Papillon Potpourri and a rainbow of bitty butterflies Hello You thinlit dies by Queen B Creations

The card base is Basic Black card stock 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  The top layer is Whisper White 5.25″ x 4″, but then I used my paper snips to cut a random swoop across the bottom of the layer.  Well, it was random the first time. LOL

Stampin’ Tip: I actually made a lot of this card.  I even used it in a class a few times.  People in the class didn’t like the idea of cutting a random swoop (and I wanted them to match), so I did it on a piece of acetate and used that as a template.  We placed the template over the Whisper White layer and drew a faint line with a pencil and cut on the pencil line and erased off any excess pencil line.

The “happy” was die cut on my Big Shot using the Hello You Thinlit dies using Basic Black card stock and then glued to the Whipser White layer using the fine-tip glue pen.  The “birthday” was stamped using a stamp from the Crazy About You stamp set (love that set! It’s so versatile and had words for all kinds of occasions!) and Tuxedo Memento Black ink.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday card made with Papillon Potpourri and a rainbow of bitty butterflies Hello You thinlit dies by Queen B Creations

I stamped the butterflies in Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the bitty butterfly punch.  I attached the butterflies along the swoosh using a mini glue dot or two in the middle of the butterfly and a small rhinestone on the top of the body.  I bent the wings up a little, so they look like they could take flight at any moment.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday card made with Papillon Potpourri and a rainbow of bitty butterflies Hello You thinlit dies by Queen B Creations

I layered the inside of the card with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I stamped a small butterfly in the bottom right with Rich Razzleberry ink, to bring the theme from the outside of the card inside.

I think this will make a beautiful birthday card for someone.  If you want to make this card, I have listed all the products used below with links to my online store.  I’d love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

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Throwback Thursday – For All Things

Hi Stampers. I’m going to try something new today. In classic Facebook style I’m going to do a Flashback Thursday post.  I’m using a stamp set that has been retired. I figure they may be a few of you out there who have some retired stamp sets that you may be looking for ideas so you can blow the dust off of them and put them back to use.  With all the rain today, I’ve been in a “fall” kind of mood

Thanksgiving gatefold card made using Stampin' Up! For All Things stamp set (retired) by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Garden Green gate fold card base.  8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Each side folds in and they meet in the middle.  I used the (retired) For All Things stamp set and stamped the leaf on the front of the card with the Versamark inkpad.  This gives a great watermarked look on any color.  I then used the banner framelits and cut out one of the larger banners from Eggplant Envy card stock and used one side down on the banner framelits to cut out a banner in Very Vanilla card stock.  On the Very Vanilla banner I used more of the For All Things stamp set and stamped the background to the sentiment in (retired) Delightful Dijon ink and stamped the sentiment in Eggplant Envy ink.  I layered the banners together adhering with snail adhesive and then centered in on the card base and adhered the left half to the left flap on the card. (Note: I did not adhere the right side to the ard base at all, so that it would open.)  The interior of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.

Remember, just because stamps are retired, doesn’t mean we love them any less. 🙂  Did into your stash and see what things you can combine with new product and get fun new creations!

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Pals “All That Sparkles and Shines” Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase products that can add sparkle and/or shine for a finishing touch. 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.

Swing Easel Card that Sparkles and Shines uisng Pop of Paradise, Best Bird & Garden in Bloom stamp set by Queen B Creations

Today’s card is a swing easel card.  I figured out how to cut the card base with the Stampin’ Trimmer once and then made a cut file for my Cameo Silhouette so that it would be more “perfect”.  It’s a 10″ x 5″ piece of Melon Mambo scored at 5″.  The Pop of Pink designer series paper ring around the edge is 4.75″ x 4.75″ with a 3.25″ x 3.25″ square cut out of the middle cut out.  The center swing is 2.75″ x 2.75″, so the silver foil square is 2.5″ x 2.5″ and the blushing bride glimmer paper is 2.5″ x 2.5″.  I used a 2.5″ x .5″ strip of Pop of Pink dsp as a strip across the bottom of the middle square.  The happy birthday” is from the Best Birds stamp set and the flamingo and pine apple are from the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  I heat embossed the “Happy Birthday” with Silver Stampin’ Emboss.  The flamingo was stamped in Flirty Flamingo and touches of Basic Black (added with a marker to the stamp before stamping onto the Whisper White card stock).  I inked the pineapple with Pear Pizazz, Wild Wasabi and Crushed Curry markers and stamped onto Whisper White card stock.  I cut them both out with paper snips and punched a butterfly from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the butterfly punch and adhered these with glue dots.  I dabbed a little clear Wink of Stella on the flamingo wings and colored the pineapple with touches of gold Wink of Stella.  Hey, they did say Sparkle & Shine didn’t they!?!?

Swing Easel Card that Sparkles and Shines uisng Pop of Paradise, Best Bird & Garden in Bloom stamp set by Queen B Creations

The interior of the card is lined with a 4.75″ x 4.75″ layer of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and a 4″ x 4″ layer of DSP from the Pop of Pink pack.  The “stopper” is a 2.5″ x 1 3/8″ piece of Silver Foil paper with a 2 1/8″ x 1″ piece of Whisper White, mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment on the Whisper White piece is from the Garden in Bloom stamp set and is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  I also inked the edges of that layer with Melon Mambo ink for a little extra pop.  I added basic rhinestones to either side for more sparkle.

Swing Easel Card that Sparkles and Shines uisng Pop of Paradise, Best Bird & Garden in Bloom stamp set by Queen B Creations

This card fold flat for mailing and stands up for display – showing off all that ‘Sparkle & Shine’. 🙂  If you scroll down I have provided a photo gallery of the products and supplies used in the making of this card with links to my Stampin’ Up! store to purchase the products.  I encourage you to give it a try!

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 Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit
  4. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Karen Zaring Browning at StampWithMeKZB.com
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  14. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  15. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  16. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  22. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  23. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  24. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Mechanics Toolbox

Hi Stampers. I am excited to share today’s card with you.  Some of you may have seen my Carpenters toolbox card I made for my husband last Father’s Day.  You can see that post here.  I put that design in my Etsy store, while some purchased the Carpenters toolbox, someone contacted me ad requested I make it a mechanics tool box.  With a little help from my Silhouette Cameo, I made it happen!

Mechanics Toolbox fancy fold card made by Stampin' Up! demo Lisa Ann Benard of Queen B Creations

The card fold is called a side stepper fold.  It all starts with a Real Red card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored at 4.25″.  Then there is a few extra cuts and fold to get the side stepper effect.  See below –

side-stepper-card-rolling tool boxFor the drawers I used Real Red card stock (the bottom two are 2.5″ x 1″ and the top two are 2.5″ x .75″) and inked the edges with Real Red ink using a sponge dauber.  For the handle I cut a thin strip of silver foil card stock and glued those to top of drawers with a small amount of glue, using the fine-tip glue pen.  The drawers were then adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

For the mechanics tools and the wheel rim, I downloaded some cut files and cut them out with my Silhouette cameo using Silver Foil card stock.  I used a circle framelit for the tire and glued the rim onto it with the fine-tip glue pen.  For the creeper – I used a 3.75″ x 2.5″ piece of Soft Suede card stock and stamped the Hardwood background stamp on to it with Soft Suede ink.  I trimmed 1/4″ off of each side and sponged a little more Soft Suede ink on them using the sponge dauber and then glued them to each side of the “creeper”.  For the pillow I cut a small rectangle of Basic Black card stock and rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.  For the wheels to the “creeper” I punched out two 1/2″ circles  of Basic Black.  I glued them to the “creeper” with glue dots and trimmed them off with paper snips.  I then glued all the parts to the card base using a combination of the glue dots and the fine tip glue pen.

So, there you have it – an affordable toolbox for the carpenter or mechanic in your life!  If you want to recreate the card, I’ve included the PDF tutorial and a list of the supplies used below.  If you need an of the supplies, the gallery of products used links direct to my online store.  I would LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping,
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