Wicked Folds Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals October, 2018 Blog Hop. It’s a spooky time of year so watch out for “Wicked Folds” while you hop from blog to blog. We promise not to be too scary.

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! Toil & Trouble Halloween BOO box candy holder by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I just love that we are featuring “wicked folds”.  If you follow me at all, you know that I love fancy fold cards!  I make them a lot! But, I had recently made these adorable “Boo Boxes” for a recent craft fair and decided to use this project for the hop.  This “Boo Box” involves lots of folds. 🙂

Stampin' Up! Toil & Trouble Halloween BOO box candy holder by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This box started with a 5″ x 7 3/4″ piece of Basic Black CS – it was scored at 1 1/4″ from each side (this is the bottom of the finished box).  The top of the box is a 4 1/8″ x 6 7/8″  piece of Basic Black CS, scored at 3/4″ from each side. The insert is a 3 3/8″ x 6 1/8″ piece of Basic Black CS, scored at 1/2″ from each side.  I then used the Stampin’ Up! Layering Alphabet Dies to die cut the “B” out of Pumpkin Pie CS. The “Os” were made using two circles from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies and Pumpkin Pie CS.

Stampin' Up! Toil & Trouble Halloween BOO box candy holder by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The box is decorated with Toil & Trouble DSP – 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″, adhered to the top of the box. To go over that, I die cut the Cauldron and the Cat from the Toil & Trouble DSP and adhered them to a 2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS.  I then stamped “Happy Halloween” from the Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape between these two. This layer was then adhered over the Toil & Trouble DSP layer on the top of the box.

Stampin' Up! Toil & Trouble Halloween BOO box candy holder by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Before folding up the sides of the insert of the box, I die cut the two “Os” using the smaller of the two circles I made the “Os” out of. I then adhered the letters onto the insert using liquid glue.  The corners were cut according to the video below and then the box was put together with tear and tape adhesive.

When the box it finished you can insert round candies (such as Ferrero Rocher or Lindor Chocolates) in to the holes for the “O’s”.

I also made some “Ho Ho Ho Boxes” that is very similar (just a little bit longer) and recently made that box on a Facebook Live. (I do Facebook Live on my Facebook Page at 2:30pm (MT) each Monday). Watching this video will explain how this box is assembled. You can see that HERE:

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, November 14, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. November is time for “Anything But a Card” where the Pals will feature creations suitable for holiday gifting. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

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

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Card Sets Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.

I’m sorry I’m been a little MIA here on my blog.  I’ve been crazy busy getting ready for a large craft fair. I’ve also be doing Facebook Live every Monday at 2:30pm on my Facebook page.  You want to make sure you are a member on my page and turn on alerts to know when I go live.  I even give away prizes on occasion. 🙂

Today we were asked to make a card set to showcase.  This works out perfectly, since I’ve maid several sets for my craft fair.  This particular set has a really fun fancy fold done with the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Impressions Thinlit dies.

This card has a standard 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″.  I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the card base and Whisper White CS for the inside and for the 1/2 of the butterfly.

I also used our clear acetate boxes.  These boxes easily hold 5 or 6 cards with envelopes.These boxes are easy to miss, but are found on page 193 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I tied a strip of our beautiful 3/8″ Silver Metallic edge ribbon and tied a bow on the front.

The video below will show you how I cut the 1/2 of the butterfly out of the card base.  Basically, I use the big shot and position the top cutting plate in the center of the buttterfly, only cutting out half of it.  I then cut a second butterfly using Whisper White CS and cut it in half and adhered it on the left front of the card base.

With the butterfly (and other detailed dies), I recommend you use the Stampin’ Up! Precision Base Plate to cut it and the Die Brush to remove all the small pieces.  These two items make life much easier. I store my die brush and foam mat in a wood mount stamp case.  You can buy our stamp cases separately (page 206 of the Annual Catalog) and they are very useful in keeping organized in your craft room.

I recently featured how to do this on Facebook Live.  I upload all my Facebook Live videos to YouTube.  So, if you like, you can subscribe there too!

To follow along on the Card Sets Blog Hop, click the next button to be taken to Anja’s blog.  If you ever get lost you can use the line up below.

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Blog Hop Line Up:

Rachel Macleod
2 Tricia Butts
3 Anastasia Radloff
4 Lisa Ann Bernard
5 Anja Reuss
6 Narelle Fasulo
7 Libby Dyson
8 Kimberley Anne Morris
9 Jan Musselman
10 June Olsen
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken

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World Card Making Day Sale

World Card Making Day is October 6, 2018. Stampin' Up! is offering a select group of products at 10% off from October 1-7, 2018. Shop with Queen B Creations

Hi Stampers.

Saturday, October 6th is World Card Making Day and as usual Stampin’ Up! is celebrating BIG!  They are offering a select group of products at a 10% discount. But hurry, it only lasts for a week!

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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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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.

To follow along on the blog hop and see many more projects done in Call Me Clover, just click the “next” button below.  If you ever lose track of where you are you can use the list below to find your place again.

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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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Picked For You Teacher Thank You

Hi Stampers. The smell of fall is in the air, pumpkin spice is back at the coffee shops and school is back in session!  Show those teachers that you appreciate them with a thank you card.  The Stampin’ Up! Picked for You stamp set is perfect for such cards!  I have used this set on several cards lately.  It’s really fun!

Stampin' Up! Picked for You apple card many thanks to a teacher card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″ in Cherry Cobbler CS. I then cut four 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares of Granny Apple Green and four 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares of Basic Black CS. The Granny Apple Green CS was adhered to the card front using liquid glue.  I arranged them evenly spaced towards the top of the card, as seen in the photo.

The apples were stamped onto Watercolor Paper using the Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Up! Picked For You stamp set. The red apple was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. Layer one was “stamped off” once before stamping onto my Watercolor Paper, the next two apple layers were stamped full strength. For the stem I used Early Espresso ink. This process was repeated using Granny Apple Green ink for the green apples. I then cut out the apples out using my paper snips and adhered them to the squares on the front of the card front with liquid glue.

Stampin' Up! Picked for You apple card many thanks to a teacher card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the sentiment across the bottom of the card front, I cut a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Granny Apple Green CS and used the Banner Triple Punch to flag both ends. Many Thanks was stamped onto a 2 5/8″ x 3/4″ strip of Whisper White CS in Memento Black ink and sponged Granny Apple Green ink around the edges using a sponge dauber. The flagged strip was adhered to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. The sentiment was adhered over the flagged strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Picked for You apple card many thanks to a teacher 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 Whisper White CS.  I stamped the “You are Terrific to the Core!” sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink.  It’s sure to delight any teacher – male or female.  If you make cards for teachers I encourage you to get the Stampin’ Up! Picked for You stamp set.  I have included a list of all supplies used in the making of this card, including the Picked for You stamp set, below with links to my online store.

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