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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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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Spirited Snowmen That Sparkle & Shine

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

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! Spirited Snowmen and Farmhouse Christmas card in a box that sparkles and shines by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

When this blog hop asked for something that Sparkles and Shines, I knew this card had lots of both!  This is a custom card in a box that I made for a client.  This Blueberry Bushel card in a box was covered in Sparkle Glimmer Paper. She wanted it to say something specific and it was customized to her needs. (That’s why some of the words are blurred out). So, the three side panels were printed from  my computer onto Whisper White CS and sponged the edges with Blueberry Bushel ink using a sponge dauber. I then added some snowflakes that were die cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and the Blizzards Thinlit Die. (The blizzard die, just happens to be on sale *wink wink*). A few clear faceted gems added just a little more sparkle and shine.

Stampin' Up! Spirited Snowmen and Farmhouse Christmas card in a box that sparkles and shines by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I stamped the snowmen from the Stampin’ Up! Spirited Snowmen stamp set in Memento Black ink and colored them with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. The snowmen were then fussy cut and adhered to the box using glue dots. I also added a few extra snowflakes around them.  The snowflakes are attached to clear acetate strips and the card with glue dots.  I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut it out with a circle from the Circles Framelit Dies. Behind that I have a piece of Pacific Point CS that was cut with a scalloped circle from the Circles Framelit Dies. The circles were attached to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you are looking for the measurements to all the pieces here, they can be found on this prior post. There you will find a PDF tutorial and a video.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. 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, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

Pals Blog Hop Line-up: 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <——  You are here
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

 

These are the supplies I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

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Year-End Closeouts & Star of Light Thank You

Stampin' Up! 2018 Year end Closeouts!

Hi Stampers. Today Stampin’ Up! is announcing the Year-end Closeouts!  Today we will know what is retiring from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Many items will be discounted and all are “While Supplies Last”.  I suggest you go take a look now to be sure that you get the items you want.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light stamp set & Starlight Thinlit Dies with Thankful Thoughts Thank You card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Today’s card is super simple. I was brought up to believe that a hand written thank you note was a MUST. But, sometimes we are short on time.  This card is easy to mass produce!  It starts out with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the stardust from the Star of Light stamp set in Night of Navy ink, twice. The thank you sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and is also stamped in Night of Navy ink. The I then die-cut the star from the coordinating Starlight Thinlit dies and mounted it on stampin’ dimensionals.  I finished it off by adding a rhinestone to the middle of the star.  Like I said – super simple.

Now what are you doing still here?  Go check out that sale before all the good items are gone! LOL

These are the supplies I used:

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Ho Ho Ho Christmas Gift Box

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

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. My project is a Christmas Gift Box that say’s HO HO HO using the large letters framelit dies and Lindor Truffles (could also be Ferrero Rocher or any other round covered candies about that size).

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The box is made out of Real Red CS in three pieces – top, bottom and insert.  For the top of the box I cut a piece of Real Red CS 4 1/8″ x 10 1/8″.  This piece was scored at 3/4″ from all sides and burnished with a bone folder. Then I snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent side. The top of the box is decorated with 8 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ layer of Basic Black CS followed by a 8″ x 2″ layer of Real Red CS.  Using the Snowflake Sentiments stamps set, I stamped the greeting and snowflakes in Versamark ink. (Don’t forget to use the embossing buddy to prevent the powder from sticking where you don’t want it).  I then added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and heated with the heat tool.

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The bottom of the box was made using a 5″ x 11″ piece of Real Red CS, scored at 1 1/4″ from each for the four sides. I snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent sides. (Watch the video below to see how I made this gift box).

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The insert was created out of a piece of Real Red CS 3 3/8″ x 9 3/8″, scored at 1/2″ from each of the four sides. I die cut 3 “H” letters out of Gold Foil Paper using the Large Letters Framelit dies and the Big Shot. The “O” letters were cut out of Gold Foil Paper using two of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies and the Big Shot. I placed the letters onto the insert to determine where they would go and made marks with a pencil where each “O” would be.  Then using the smaller of the two circle dies used to make the “O”, I cut a whole in the insert where each “O” will be. Each letter was then glued in place using liquid adhesive. I then snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent sides. The Lindor Truffles are held in place using a glue dot on each end and adhering behind each “O” in the insert.  The insert was placed inside the box (no adhesive needed).

Here is a video tutorial on the making of this gift box:

Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me share my ideas with you. Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. 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, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <— You are here
  6. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  14. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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