Festive Farmhouse – Pals Holiday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals September, 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to use the Farmhouse Christmas bundle to create this fancy fold card.  The farmhouse framelit, from the Farmhouse Framelit Dies, was used as my main image and fancy fold part of the card. Over the years Stampin’ Up! has sold various fancy fold thinlits that specifically do a fold similar to this, but I do it a different was using an ordinary framelit.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a basic card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  I then scored the card at 2 1/8″, down an inch from the top and up an inch from the bottom (not scoring in the middle).  Then I centered the farmhouse framelit over this 2 1/8″ spot on the Big Shot.  I placed the top big shot plate over the 1/2 of the die I wanted it to cut, and not over the part I did not want cut.  (You can see how I did this in the FB live video below). On the far left side (where the die did not cut), I glued a 1 7/8″ x 4″ piece of Under the Mistletoe DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. I used Stampin’ Write markers to ink up the stamps for the sentiments, from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set. The Merry Christmas, I colored in Shaded Spruce ink and the “from our house to yours” in Old Olive ink. A 1/2″ x 4″ strip of DSP glued to the right side with snail adhesive helped the inside match the outside.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I then stamped the farmhouse, from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set in Memento Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS approx. 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. I colored the roof with Basic Black Stampin’ Blends combo pack. The shutters were colored with Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends combo pack. I colored the door with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends combo pack. The windows were colored with the light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to give the appearance of lights on inside the house.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The farmhouse was then glued over the top of the cutout of the right side of the farmhouse and over the DSP on the left. This a top view of the card, showing how the fancy fold on this card works.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is how the card looks fully open.  I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try.  I have included a Facebook Live video (that has been uploaded to my YouTube channel) showing how I made this card. Monday’s at approx. 2pm, each week, I do a Facebook Live on my Facebook Page. Be sure to “like” my Facebook page and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more stamping tips and tricks.

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Pals Cut It Out Blog Hop

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Real Red card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next up is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Tranquil Textures DSP.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Apron Builder Framelit Dies to cut out the apron from the Shaded Spruce 2018-2020 In Color DSP. The cookie sheet was made with a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Silver Foil CS. I used the Corner Trio Punch to round the four corners and then the Stampin’ Trimmer to score a line 1/4″ in from each side.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The 1/8″ hole punch was used to punch two holes at the top of the apron and I inserted a piece of silver cording into the two holes making a look on top. Then I adhered the cording to the back with tear and tape. To lengthen the apron I cut it in half (where the waist would go).  I adhered the top half of apron to top of silver foil on long side with tear and tape or snail. Then I adhered the bottom half of apron to bottom of silver foil on opposite long side. The apron was then attached to the front of the card with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The two gingerbread men were stamped in Soft Suede ink onto a 2″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White CS. They were then punched out gingerbread men using Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. A scrap of Real Red CS was used to punch out the bow tie using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I adhered bow tie (or hair bow) to gingerbread men using a mini glue dot and added a pearl accent to the center of each bow. The gingerbread men were attached to the  cookie sheet with mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The rolling pin was die cut from Crumb Cake CS and using the Apron Builder Framelit Dies.  The handles were colored with a Soft Suede marker and then I sponged Whisper White Craft ink onto the edges to resemble flour. Then I attached the rolling pin using mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. I stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink and then stamped a gingerbread man in the lower right and upper left corners in Soft Suede ink.  This layer was than added to the interior of the card with snail adhesive.

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. . Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations   <—- You are here
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

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Petal Palette Roses

Hi Stampers. I hope you are enjoying all the specials that Stampin’ Up! has had lately. It’s amazing how much cool stuff they offer!  This month it’s Bonus Days!  That means that for each $50 you spend in August you earn $5 to spend in September!  It’s an amazing deal and I hope you take advantage of it!  You are going to want those extra $5 coupons when we release the Holiday Catalog September 5th!

I’ve already placed my first order from this amazing catalog and should have my new goodies next week! (an added perk of being a demonstrator!)  I’ve also submitted my order to have copies of this new 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog to be mailed to my customers this month, so if you don’t receive your copy by September 1st, please let me know!

Handmade card made with Petal Palette from Stampin' Up! by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Today’s card features the stamp set, Petal Palette and the coordinating Petals & More thinlit dies.  It starts with an Old Olive card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Next I used a piece of Whisper White CS cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.  I used the leaf stamp to stamp leaves in Old Olive ink onto this layer.  It was stamped 4 times, once in each corner with the top leaf in the corner and the bottom of the stem in the center (which gets covered up by the oval layer). After adhering this layer to the card, I cut a strip of Calypso Coral CS 1/4″ x 7″ and adhered this diagonally to the card front. The ends were then sniped off with the paper snips.

Handmade card made with Petal Palette from Stampin' Up! by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The roses were stamped in Memento black ink onto a 3″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Whisper White CS and colored with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. This was then die cut with the coordinating die in the Petals & More Thinlit Dies set. I cut an oval from a 4″ x 3″ piece of Calypso Coral CS with the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies. The roses were adhered to this oval with multipurpose liquid glue. Stampin’ Dimensionals gave the oval a bit of a lift.

Handmade card made with Petal Palette from Stampin' Up! by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card, I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, layer of Whisper White CS.  Before adhering it to the card, I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink and the sentiment and dots in Calypso Coral ink. (One benefit of stamping before adhering to the card is, if you make a goof, you just flip it over and stamp on the other side.)

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Josephs Coat Heat Embossing Technique

Hi Stampers.  I recently had a class on heat embossing.  Some people find it intimidating – but it’s really fun and gives some great effects!  Today I’m showing you are card made with the Josephs Coat Technique.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dream Josephs Coat heat embossing technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card started with a Blackberry Bliss card base, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  I then used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of whisper White CS and sponged Bermuda Bay, Pool party, Pacific Point, Blackberry Bliss & Rich Razzleberry ink all over this layer.  Using a Stamping Sponge wedge I covered the entire layer with the ink colors randomly sponged all over. Next, I inked up the dragonfly stamp from Dragonfly dreams with Versamark and stamped it randomly over the top of the sponged ink and then added clear embossing powder and heated it with the heat tool. Black ink was then sponged over the top of the entire layer with a Stampin’ Sponge wedge. After the layer was covered in black ink, I used a tissue to rub off the dragonfly images.  The black ink did not stick to the clear embossing powder. Because the embossing was clear, the colors from underneath showed through, giving a beautiful effect.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dream Josephs Coat heat embossing technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies to die cut a dragonfly out of Vellum.  This was attached to the card front over the top of one of the center dragonflies by using two glue dots under the body.  To cover the glue dots, I cut out another dragonfly body (with the die) using Basic Black cardstock and glued that over the top.  The wings are not attached, so that the float over the colored dragonfly.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dream Josephs Coat heat embossing technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

A 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS lines the inside of the card.  Onto this layer I stamped the sentiment (from Dragonfly Dreams) in Blackberry Bliss ink. I inked the dots from the same set with the same color markers used on the outside of the card.

Stampin’ Tip: Lay the stamp face up on your workspace and ink the stamp with the brush end of the marker, starting with the lightest color first and darkest color last.

The final touch was to use a scrap of black cardstock to cut a single wing from the Detailed Dragonfly die and glue it to the upper left corner.  I trimmed off excess wing from the back side and then adhered this layer into the card with snail adhesive.

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RemARKably Creative Blog Tour

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Hi Stampers. I’ve been looking for ways to expand my Stampin’ Up! business, find new items for my Etsy store AND have fun new ideas for my classes and blog.  The Pop on By bundle fit that bill amazingly! I designed this card with a Realtor in mind. Wouldn’t this be awesome for Realtors to give to new home owners when they close on a house?

Stampin' Up! Pop on By stamp set with Pop Up House thinlit dies make an awesome thank you card for a realtor to congratulation new homeowners on their new home. Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Balmy Blue card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I cut a 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Smokey Slate CS and glued it along the bottom of the card front to resemble sidewalk. Using the house from the Pop on By stamp set, I stamped the house in Memento Black ink onto a 4″ x 3 1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS. The house is colored with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. The roof and door are Soft Suede, the house is Pool Party, the curtains are Soft Sea Foam and the inside window lighting is the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then used the paper snips to fussy cut out the house.

Stampin' Up! Pop on By stamp set with Pop Up House thinlit dies make an awesome thank you card for a realtor to congratulation new homeowners on their new home. Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card starts with a 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ layer of whisper White CS.  I scored in from each side about 1/4″ (note – do not go all the way across the card – it will put a score line across the front of your house).  I then placed the pop up house die onto that score line and run it through the Big Shot.  I used the same die to cut a 5″ x 5″ layer of Early Espresso CS and a 5″ x 5″ layer of Balmy Blue CS.  Then I fussy cut the Early Espresso to extract the roof and front door and glued them onto the white house layer.  I then fussy cut the Balmy Blue layer to extract the front of the house and glued it over the white house layer.

Stampin' Up! Pop on By stamp set with Pop Up House thinlit dies make an awesome thank you card for a realtor to congratulation new homeowners on their new home. Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Using scraps of Whisper White CS I stamped the curtains three times in Memento Black ink, colored the with the Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends.  Then using the Pop Up House Thinlit dies again I used the coordinating framelit to cut them out.  The curtains were then glued to the Whisper White layer of the house on the back side of the house.  This layer is then carefully folded so it goes flat when the card closes.  I adhered the Whisper White layer to the card base with tear and tape adhesive. This will all make a lot more sense when you watch my video below:

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Tarnished Foil Heat Embossing Technique

Hi Stampers. Thankfully, fall is on the way!  I just love the cool fall weather.  The heat we’ve had lately makes me anxious for the cool weather and a Venti Pumpkin Spice latte!  Today’s card features another heat embossing technique.  This technique is called the “tarnished foil technique”.

Stampin' Up! colorful seasons tarnished foil heat embossing technique. Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

The base of this card is Cajun Craze CS, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next. I dry embossed a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Silver Foil CS with the Pinewood Planks TIEF on my Big Shot.  Next, I used my Versamark pad to ink the entire layer.  Basically, I just placed the CS on a scrap of paper and turned my pad over and pressed it into the CS all over.

I used 2 colors of Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Gold &Copper).  I first sprinkled some Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder in various spots on the Silver Foil layer. Using the Heat Tool, I melted this embossing powder. Next, I inked the layer again and sprinkled Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder in various spots.  Then I heated this with the Heat Tool.  This is what gives the card the “tarnished foil technique”.

Stampin' Up! colorful seasons tarnished foil heat embossing technique. Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

The Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies were the perfect compliment to these yummy fall colors. I die cut the adirondack chair out of Wood Textures DSP and the leaves out of Gold and Copper Foil CS. I glued the detailed leaves over the same size solid leaf with the fine tip glue pen. (An easier way to do this is with the multipurpose adhesive sheets – which you adhere to the CS before die cutting and it makes them stickers.) I then adhered the “tarnished” layer and the die cuts to the front of the card with Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! colorful seasons tarnished foil heat embossing technique. Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

The inside of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS.  Before adhering this to the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves and the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink.

So there you have it – a beautiful fall card, now if only the beautiful fall weather would follow. 🙂

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