Big Shot Embossing Mats

Hi Stampers. I have a fun technique for you today using the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats.  They are kind of a sleeper item in the catalog. The mats can easily be over looked if you don’t know what they are and how awesome they are! Look in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on page 221, under Big Shot Accessories.

Stampin' Up! Big Shot embossing mats Be Mine Stitched and Garage Gears framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Basic Black card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. The next layer is a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of Basic Gray CS followed by a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Real Red CS. I used a sentiment stamp from the Geared Up Garage stamp set to stamp “you jump start my heart” all over the Real Red layer of CS in Real Red ink.  I used my Stamparatus so that the placement was evenly spaced, but could be stamped randomly by hand if you wish.

Stampin' Up! Big Shot embossing mats Be Mine Stitched and Garage Gears framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The heart was die cut on the Big Shot using the Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies out of Silver Foil paper. At the same time, I used the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies to die cut the car emblem out of Silver Foil paper and Whisper White CS. I used the Silver Foil outer part and Whisper White inner part to create the element in the lower right corner.  Using the same sentiment that I used on the background, I stamped onto the Whisper White inner part using Basic Gray ink. The layers were adhered to the card base using snail adhesive and the car emblem was adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Big Shot embossing mats Be Mine Stitched and Garage Gears framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the Big Shot embossing mats and the large gears (cutting) die from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies create the dry embossed gears in the Silver Foil heart.  You can see more about how I did that in the following video:

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Tea Together Z-fold Card

Hi Stampers. Two of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! is making “fancy fold” cards and a good sale!  Sale-a-bration in an annual event and is the biggest sale of the year! We have two levels – you earn a level 1 gift for each $50 you spend and a level 2 gift for each $100 you spend.  One of the level two gift is this awesome set of framelits that match the Tea Together stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together zfold handmade fancy fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The z fold card is one that has been around for a while and I’ve seen similar cards online and this is my own version of it.  The card base is a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow CS. Next, I took piece of Blushing Bride CS 11” x 5 ½” and scored it at 3 ½” and 7”. I then used the scallop edgelit from the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies on the right side of the card base. On card front, I adhered a 5-1/4” x 3-1/4” layer of the Petal Promenade DSP. I adhered another 5-1/4” x 3-1/4” piece of the Petal Promenade DSP (the same paper, other side).

Stampin' Up! Tea Together zfold handmade fancy fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the Tea Together Stamp set to stamp the Tea Pot, Teacup, large and small flower in Versamark ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS. Next, I applied Silver Stampin’ emboss powder and melted with the heat tool. I colored these using the Stampin’ Blends markers. (Note: I used the light Petal Pink to just highlight a little on the teacup so it wasn’t too shocking white.) These items were then cut out using the Tea Time Framelit dies (a level two SAB item).

I attached the Tea Pot to the front of the card base using snail adhesive and the Teacup to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ribbon was wrapped aound the card and adhered to the Tea Pot using a mini glue dot and a small flower was adhered over that using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together zfold handmade fancy fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS 5-1/4” x 3-1/2” and sprinkled on Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted with heat tool. All that was left was to wrap the ribbon around the card and tie a bow on the right side.  I’m thrilled with how it came out.

I shared how to make this in my Facebook Live on December 31st on my Facebook Page.  It was then edited and uploaded to my YouTube channel.  Here is the YouTube video.

For you use, I have listed the supplies used in the making of this card below.  Each picture has a link to that item in my online store.  I’d love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

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Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31) is the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year.  Earn FREE product gifts for every $50 or $100 (total before shipping and tax) you spend.  I love how many of the gifts coordinate with Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration coordination limited release products.

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about today’s project.

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Forever Lovely Sparkle Card

Hi Stampers.  Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! January is all about making “Art from the Heart,” featuring projects for Valentines Day, Thinking of You, Get Well, or Sympathy. 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! Forever Lovely Sparkle and Shine Glimmer Paper card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to create my card using the Forever Lovely bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog. My Forever Lovely card starts with a Thick Whisper White card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next I added a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ layer of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Next, I cut another piece of Thick Whisper White CS 4″ x 5-1/4″.

Stampin’ Tip: If you haven’t ordered glimmer paper since the new catalog, you should!  They reformulated our glimmer paper last June and it is now easier to work with, it’s a little thinner (easier to die cut with) and doesn’t shed hardly any glitter!! I’ve always felt that Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper lost less glitter than what I could buy at the big box store. But, now it doesn’t shed hardly any – that’s just amazing!!!

Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely Sparkle and Shine Glimmer Paper card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Using the Lovely Flowers Edgelit Dies (part of the Forever Lovely bundle) I die cut the detailed floral edge on the 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Thick Whisper White CS twice.  Once very close to the top and then another one just below that.  I turned the die so that the cut portion both went into the card front (is that how to say that right?? See the photo to see what I mean).  I then used the single edgelt die to cut two pieces of the Rose Glimmer paper and adhered that behind the detailed cutouts using glue dots. I wrapped a six inch piece of Whisper White metallic edge ribbon around the bottom and adhered it to the back with glue dots.  Next, I made a small bow and attached it to the ribbon strip with glue dots. Then I adhered both of those pieces to the card front, over the Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely Sparkle and Shine Glimmer Paper card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsThis is a close up showing how pretty it looks when light hits the glimmer paper – isn’t it pretty?!?!

Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely Sparkle and Shine Glimmer Paper card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I lined the inside of the card with a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper. Since the middle was being covered up anyway, I cut a rectangle out of the middle so I can use that on another project. Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White CS 3-3/4″ x 5″ and used the little corner pieces to cut the tiny holes (see photo below) in the upper right and lower left corner. I cut 3/4″ x 3/4″ squares of glimmer paper and adhered those behind the holes with a glue dot.

Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely Sparkle and Shine Glimmer Paper card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

In the center of the inside layer, I stamped the sentiment “Wishing you a lovely day” (from the Forever Lovely stamp set) in Blushing Bride ink.  This layer was attached to the Sparkle Glimmer Paper layer using snail and a few glue dots. (Note: I used the glue dots because glue dots seem to grip the glimmer paper better than snail adhesive).

Stampin' Up! Forever Lovely Sparkle and Shine Glimmer Paper card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I hope you found my card inspiring.  If you did, I encourage you to leave me a comment below.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s Time to Sale-A-Brate” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  14. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  17. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  18. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  19. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  23. Patti MacLeith at Paper Crafts by Patti
  24. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit

 

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Still Night Owl

Hi Stampers. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and got to spend time with family and friends. I’m back today with a card made using the Stampin’ Up! Still Night bundle.  Isn’t this owl cool?!?

stampin up still night owl in a tree with moon in the background handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I started this card with a Thick Very Vanilla card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next is a layer of Soft Suede CS, 4″ x 5-1/4″, followed by a layer of Very Vanilla CS 3-3/4″ x 5″ that had been sponged with alot of Night of Navy ink. I stamped the snowflakes in Night of Navy ink and then drew over them with a glue pen and sprinkled dazzling diamonds over the top.  Using the big shot, I cut the moon out of Daffodil Delight CS and the tree branch (from the coordinating Night Owl Framelit Dies) out of Crumb Cake CS. The moon was sponged with Daffodil Delight ink and the tree branch was sponged with Soft Suede ink. The moon and tree branch were attached to the upper two thirds of my card front using multi-purpose liquid glue.

The owl, from the Stampin’ Up! Still Night stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS.  I then colored it with Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils and blended that with the blender pen. The sentiment was stamped onto a 1″ x 4″ strip of Very Vanilla CS and I flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. On the other end I wrapped some twine around the banner and then attached the sentiment and the owl to my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside of this card I stamped a portion of the branch at top and bottom using Early Espresso ink.  The sentiment in the center was also stamped in Early Espresso ink.

The inside of the card is Very Vanilla, so it’s didn’t need to be lined. It has the sentiment and more branches, stamped in Early Espresso ink.

As we prepare for New Years, I hope you that you have fun plans, but stay safe.  It gets a bit crazy out there.. See you next year!

These are the supplies I used:

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Alpine Adventures

Hi Stampers. Welcome back to my blog.  Today we are going to play around with a very popular bundle in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog – Alpine Adventure.  I’ve been making cards for a store in Sun Valley and this bundle works perfectly for that little ski town.

Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventures handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Real Red card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″. Next, this card has an Early Espresso layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ followed by a layer of Real Red CS 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Onto this Real Red layer, I stamped the Buffalo background stamp in Basic Black.  I did this on the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus, so that I could ink it up and stamp it multiple times, giving me a good impression. I stamped the sentiments (from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set) onto Very Vanilla CS scraps in Early Espresso ink.  The skis were stamped onto Crumb Cake CS using Soft Suede ink and the ski boot brackets were stamped in Early Espresso ink. I fussy cut around the sentiments and mounted them on scraps of Early Espresso CS and fussy cut around them again.

Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventures handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the front of the card, the sled, skis and snowshoes were all cut out using the coordinating Alpine Sports Thinlit Dies.  The sled and snowshoes are two pieces, a top and bottom, cut out of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso CS.  I sponged a little Soft Suede ink onto them to give them a more wooden look.  For the sled I used a piece of Gold Cording to make the rope you hold onto and there is a bow made of linen thread on the snowshoes. The snowshoes and sled also have a bit of Wink of Stella on them to simulate snow. The base of the sled, the skis and the bottom snowshoe are all glued to the card front with liquid glue.  The top of the sled, the sentiments and the top snowshoe are attached with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventures handmade Christmas 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.  Onto that CS, I stamped the snowflake several times in the upper left and lower right corner using Smokey Slate ink.  I’m just tickled at how awesome it came out!  I hope you love it too!  I also hope that you got your hands on this set before it sold out – it’s selling like hot cakes!

If this card inspires you, I would appreciate it if you would leave me a comment.  If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – I would love to be YOUR demonstrator!

These are the supplies I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

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Dashing Deer Fancy Fold Card

Hi Stampers.

 

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Joyous Noel DSP fancy fold Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For today’s card I am once again using this new fold I recently discovered. It’s just too fun and a great way to use our gorgeous Designer Series Papers! This card starts with a Soft Suede card base that is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. The Joyous Noel DSP layer is 8″ x 4″, scored at 4″ and 2″ and folded in an “N”.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Joyous Noel DSP fancy fold Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The top of the card has a 3″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Soft Suede CS, a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of crumb cake and 2-3/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla CS. Onto the Very Vanilla layer, I stamped the tree in from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink and sponges some Crumb Cake ink to simulate ground.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Joyous Noel DSP fancy fold Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Using the deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set, I inked up the deer’s body with Soft Suede ink and the antlers I inked with a Soft Suede marker. I then cut out the deer with the coordinating Detailed Deer Thinlit dies and attached it to the Very Vanilla layer with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Joyous Noel DSP fancy fold Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a 3″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Soft Suede CS, a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of crumb cake and 2-3/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla CS. Onto the Very Vanilla layer, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Winter Woods stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink

In case you didn’t see it earlier, here is the video of the Facebook live I did featuring this fold:

These are the supplies I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

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