Call Me Clover Belated Birthday Card

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Hi Stampers.  Wow, has this week gone by fast or what?!?!  I love having the holiday, but am having difficulty cramming 5 days worth of work into 4 days!  Anyone else have that issue this week?  But, I digress… You are here to see today’s post.  It’s only fitting that I’m doing a belated birthday card.  LOL Today I have a color challenge for you.  Global Stamping Friends were asked to make a project using Call Me Clover.  The only other colors we could use were Whisper White or Basic Black.  It was a challenge all right!  LOL  But, I am pretty happy with the end result.

I actually ended up making two cards.  The are both pretty similar.  One is just a “stepped up” version.  You can choose to make the simple card or the stepped up version.  The card base started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.  I then cut off 2 3/4″ off the long side.  Save this piece, you will need it for the front.  Next, I cut some Call Me Clover DSP 2 1/2″ x 4″ and a strip 1/2″ x 4″.  The larger of these was adhered to the front of the card and the 1/2″ strip was adhered to a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS for the inside of the card.

For the basic card, I used the 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece I had cut off and turned it 90 degrees.  This piece was adhered it to the card front using snail adhesive.  I only put adhesive on the half of this layer that would be touching the front of the card on the left. The sentiments were stamped onto a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS in Call Me Clover ink. It was then adhered to the Call Me Clover layer with snail adhesive.

On the interior of the card I stamped ” forgive me? ” in Call Me Clover ink.

For the “stepped up” version. I took the piece 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ I had cut off an adhered it a piece of Whisper White CS that is 2 7/8″ x 4 5/8″.  The word “sorry” was stamped onto a 3 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS using my Stamparatus.  I then (without moving the CS or stamp, I cleaned the stamp and inked it with Versamark ink and stamped again. then, using clear embossing powder I heat embossed the word “sorry”. I cut a strip of Whisper White CS 3 1/2″ x  3/4″ and stamped the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink.  The ends of the strip were flagged the end using the Banner Triple Punch and I sponged the edges with Call Me Clover ink using a sponge dauber.   I attached the strip to the front of the card with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin’ Tip: Using the Stamparatus allowed me to stamp the word “sorry” in EXACTLY the same spot twice.  This allowed me to stamp the Versamark over the Call Me Clover ink.  Using the clear embossing powder made the word appear to be heat embossed in Call Me Clover.  This is a great technique for making heat embossing look like any one of our colors and the Stamparatus made it super easy!

The inside of the card was stamped with ” forgive me? ” in Call Me Clover ink.  I hope you like today’s monochrome card.  If you don’t already have a demonstrator and wish to purchase any of the products used in the making of this card, I have listed all products used below.  Each one has a link to my store making them easy to purchase.

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Blog hop line up:

  1. Amber Thompson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Susan Simpson
  6. Anja Reuss
  7. Kimberley Morris
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard  <—- You are here
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Marieke Bart
  11. Jan Musselman
  12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  13. Jenn Curtis Charles
  14. Amanda Farlinger
  15. Narelle Fasulo

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Hand Delivered Birthday Balloons

Hi Stampers.  I have a very different kind of fancy fold card for you today.  This card isn’t a fancy fold on the card base – it’s on the inside!  I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Hostess Set – Hand Delivered.  This is a fun set in that you can swap out the top half of the girl.  She can hold a cake, books, a sign or the balloons as shown here. The balloons are perfect for using our Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers and make the balloons look almost 3 dimensional. You can see an example of how to color these balloons on a Facebook live I did last week.  Click here to see it.  Don’t forget to “like” my page so you get to see future Facebook lives I do.

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set birthday balloons card colored with Stampin' Blends by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Lovely Lipstick 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 the 2018-2020 in-colors DSP in Lovely Lipstick.  The top layer is a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ layer of Whisper White that I stamped onto before adhering to the card.  (Always best to stamp first, if you make an error you can flip it over and stamp again.)

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set birthday balloons card colored with Stampin' Blends by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I stamped this Whisper White layer with stamps from the Host set – Hand Delivered.  (This is only available to purchase, for $13, with a party or an order over $150.) I stamped the skirt/legs, balloons and sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Next, I colored it with Stampin’ Blends and adhered it to the card front with sail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set birthday balloons card colored with Stampin' Blends by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Blueberry Bushel CS, scored at 2″, 4″, and 6″. I decorated the four panels with DSP from the 2018-2020 in-color 6″ x 6″ DSP. The Pinapple Punch was cut to 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and adhered to the first panel. A 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Call Me Clover DSP was adhered to the third panel. Next I cut 2 panels of Whisper White CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ for the second and fourth panel. A 1 3/4″ x 3/4″ piece of Grapefruit grove was adhered to the bottom of one of the Whisper White layers and adhered to the second panel inside the card. The last Whisper White layer has a 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Pineapple Punch DSP.

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set birthday balloons card colored with Stampin' Blends by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

When I adhered the Blueberry Bushel layer to the inside of the card I folded it in an accordion fold and put adhesive on the first and fourth panels. You can see in the photo how the inside of the card looks.  It’s different and kinda cute.  What do you think?

If you are interested in purchasing these or any other Stampin’ Up! products and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d love to spoil you! I have a special VIP Facebook group for all my customers where I share additional tips and more PDF tutorials.  I plan on adding in some fun games and giveaways soon, too!  You want to be part of it!

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Flourishing Phrases Birthday

Hi Stampers. I hope you are having a stampin’ good day!  If you haven’t noticed yet, I stepped out of my comfort zone and started doing Facebook live.  I have to say it kinda freaks me out.  I love YouTube because I can film, edit and put up the best version.  Facebook Live is LIVE errors and all… LOL  But, I’ve done it and I plan to continue, so if you are not a “fan” of my Facebook Page yet. you should go “like” my page and turn on notifications to know when I go live.  Monday I went live to show you how to make a holder for the Stampin’ Blends out of our acetate boxes.  I also gave a demo on using the Stampin’ Blends.  Go check it out.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases and Picture Perfect Birthday handmade birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Today’s card starts out how most of them do – with a card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  I chose to use Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink. The main stamping panel is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White. I stamped the flower flourish from the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday, it was also stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. I colored the flowers with the Highland Heather and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers. This layer was attached to the card base with snail adhesive. I used a retired butterfly punch to punch a butterfly out of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and adhered it with glue dots. (An optional addition would be to put rhinestone or pearl accents on each of the round dots on the flower flourish.)

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases and Picture Perfect Birthday handmade birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS.  Part of the flower flourish was stamped in the lower right and upper left corner in Blackberry Bliss ink. The sentiment (again, from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set) was also in Blackberry Bliss ink. I colored the flowers with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker.  This layer was adhered to the inside using snail adhesive.

This card was quick and easy, yet looks very elegant.  A quick change of sentiments and this could be a thank you, thinking of you or even a sympathy card.  If you’d like to make these for yourself but need supplies, I would appreciate your business.  I have included links to my online store for all supplies used below.

Remember – We are currently celebrating “Bonus Days”, which means for each $50 you spend in August you get $5 to spend in September!

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Best Birds Birthday

Hi Stampers. Today I’d like to share with you a card that we made in class last spring using the stamp set Best Birds from Stampin’ Up! This adorable card is quick and easy to make.

Handmade birthday card made with Stampin' Up! Best Birds, Tripple Banner Punch and the Woodland TIEF by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Soft Suede card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored a 4 1/4″. Next up is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Woodlands textured impressions embossing folder. The banner is made by using a 2″ x 5″ strip of cardstock (I used Marina Mist here – that has since retired, but any color would work). The end of the banner was punched with the Triple Banner Punch.  The dry embossed layer is adhered to the card front and the banner was adhered over that with snail adhesive.

Handmade birthday card made with Stampin' Up! Best Birds, Tripple Banner Punch and the Woodland TIEF by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The bird and branch from the Stampin’ Up! Best Birds stamp set was stamped onto a 3″ x 3″ square of Very Vanilla CS in Soft Suede ink. I mounted that onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square of Soft Suede CS with snail adhesive and then the two of those were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies has a small flower that can be used to die cut the two flowers that I added to the upper left and lower right corners of the focal point square.  I added a basic Pearl Jewel in the center of each flower.

Handmade birthday card made with Stampin' Up! Best Birds, Tripple Banner Punch and the Woodland TIEF by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The interior of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS.  I stamped the branches and the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Best Birds set in Soft Suede ink on to this layer and then used snail adhesive to adhere it to the interior of the card.

Again, I apologize that I used a retired color, but I hope this layout gets you thinking.  This same layout can be done in a variety of colors and using a variety of stamp sets and embossing folders.  Use this card as a starting point to YOUR amazing creation!

Stampin' Up! starter kit special - FREE set of ink pads in July 2018

Do you have a wish list that is longer than your budget?  Stampin’ Up! is offering an amazing deal!  If you join the Stampin’ Up! family now, you will get to order the standard $125 in product for $99 with FREE shipping. During July, they will add your choice of a set of ink pads from a color collection – also FREE!  You will enjoy a 20% discount (or income) through at least the end of January 2019.  This includes the pre-order period for the Holiday Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2019 Sale-A-Bration!

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Drapery Fold Card

Hi Stampers. Well, here we are…. Monday AGAIN!!  Thankfully, I work for myself and I happen to LOVE Mondays!  Monday’s for me mean a quiet house and a fresh start to a new week.  I just LOVE what I do and I LOVE to share this business (or even just the discount) with my friends.

I refer to our starter kit as the “Ultimate Bundle”.  It’s the ultimate deal!  You pick out $125.00 of current Stampin’ Up! product of your choice and only pay $99 for it all AND they even ship it to you for FREE! There is absolutely no catch!

  • If that’s all you decide to do is get that $125 in product for $99 and have it shipped for free – GREAT!
  • If you decide to order more product (at a 20% discount – through at least the end of January 2019) – GREAT!
  • If you want to make a business out of it – GREAT!  (I can help you with that!)
  • If you want me to leave you alone – GREAT!  (I can do that too).

Every once in a while, Stampin’ Up! announces an even better deal.  July is one of those times! If you decide to take advantage of the “Ultimate Bundle” during the month of July – Stampin’ Up! will add (to your already awesome deal) a set of stamp pads from the color family of your choice.  That’s an additional $67.50 – with NO CATCH!  What do you have to lose?

Stampin' Up! starter kit special - FREE set of ink pads in July 2018

If you want to take advantage of this AWESOME deal!  You can click here to see more info and sign up or you can contact me.  I’d be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

If you are thinking – no thank you, Lisa.  I don’t need to save $112.70 (and more) on my Stampin’ Up1 products, I’d rather pay full price, just take me to today’s card.  I can do that too!

Stampin' Up1 drapery fold handmade card. Sentiment is from the Woderful Moments stamp set. By Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

Today’s card is another card from last weeks fancy fold card class.  This one features a lot of new or returning product. I say “or returning” because the card base in done in Mint Macaron, which used to be an “in-color” and it’s now part of our core color collection. This Mint Macaron card base is cut to the standard 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.

The Designer Series Paper on this card is new in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This DSP is called Tranquil Textures and is part of the big “Stock Up & Save” sale going on right now. (Buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 FREE).  I tell ya – Stampin’ Up! is offering some smokin’ deals in July!  I cut a piece of this DSP 4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the card front with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up1 drapery fold handmade card. Sentiment is from the Woderful Moments stamp set. By Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

For the drapery fold effect on this card, the Designer Series Paper is cut 10″ x 4 3/4″.  I then made a tick mark at 3/4″ on one of the 4 3/4″ sides and then turned and marked the other 4 3/4″ side and 3/4″.  Next, on the Stampin’ Trimmer I cut designer paper at an angle from tick mark to tick mark. (This will make a drapery fold for two cards). On one of the diagonal pieces, I started at the wide end and score at 2″, 3″, 5″, 6″, 8″, and 9″. It was then accordion folded on the score lines to make your drapery fold.  It was then attached to the card front.

Across the top of the drapery fold you can use ribbon or a strip of DSP cut to the size of a ribbon, like I did.  This strip of the same DSP was cut to 4″ x 1/2″ and was adhered to the top of the drapery fold with snail adhesive. It needed a sentiment, but I didn’t want to distract from the beauty of the folds, so I brought out my Layering Ovals Framelit Dies and cut a few small ovals.  The scalloped oval was cut out of Balmy Blue CS and the smaller oval was cut out of Whisper White CS.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Wonderful Moments stamp set in Fresh Fig ink.  They were attached together with snail adhesive and then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love that our DSP papers use colors from our color collections, so that matching is always a piece of cake!  I pulled the Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Fresh Fig and Balmy Blue right off the label of the pack of DSP.  Easy Peasy!!

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July 2018 Designer Series Paper (DSP) stock up and save sale

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Beautiful Day Birthday Butterfly

Hi Stampers. For today’s card I am showing you another card using Brusho Crystal Colours. It took me a while to warm up to these (I don’t like messy things).  But, once I got the hang of it, I just couldn’t stop playing with the Brusho crystals.  You can get so many different effects with them.

Handmade Happy Birthday card made using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with white heat embossed butterfly by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card started with a Daffodil Delight card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Using the Beautiful Day stamp set, I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment on 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of watercolor paper with Versamark ink.  I then used White stampin’ emboss and my heat tool to heat emboss it.  This gave me “edges” to hold in the water when I water-colored.  The heat embossing also has a resist technique, so none of the color will stick to it.

Stampin’ Tip: Before I painted this, I used the Aqua Painter to add a little water to the back side of the paper, to help prevent warping.  You can also use painters tape to tape the card stock down to keep it flat while painting.  It can then be dried with the heat tool on the low setting.  If all else fails and it still curls, place heavy books onto of the paper overnight.

Handmade Happy Birthday card made using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with white heat embossed butterfly by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

A paint pallet from the dollar store was very helpful in mixing the colors, although I have done it on the top of a clear block too.  It only takes a very, very small amount of the crystals and a little water to make the colors to paint with.  I added the water and painted with the Aqua Painters. Yellow, Orange and Red were used to create this look.  For the bottom edge, I put the brush at the edge of the butterfly and dragged towards the edge.

Handmade Happy Birthday card made using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with white heat embossed butterfly by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card I stamped the butterfly off the edge on the upper left and lower right corner of a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS with Daffodil Delight ink.  I then colored it with the Calypso Coral (light and dark) and the Daffodil Delight (dark) Stampin’ Blends.

Speaking of Stampin’ Blends – these have been super popular and stock is running low and backorders are happening.  If you want to order them – DO IT NOW!  As of  this Friday (March 23rd, at noon (MT),  they will be un-orderable until approximately the end of May while they build up their inventory again in anticipation of the new annual catalog.  I am wishing for more colors to be added to the Stampin’ Blends line in that new annual catalog! Fingers crossed. 🙂

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