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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Wonderful Moments Baby Shower Card

Hi Stampers. I hope you enjoyed a long holiday weekend full of “Wonderful Moments”.  I had a wonderful weekend of time with my husband.  He works some long hours and we had three full days together.  He got off work early on Friday and we went to the local fair.  We did some errands, played Pokemon Go and hung around the house Saturday and Sunday. I made a beautiful banner, using a new stamp set from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, that I will be sharing with you later. Monday he did sort of have to work, we went up to Ketchum, Idaho to measure a kitchen and bath for a side job.  He makes beautiful cabinets! I had never been up to Ketchem, Sun Valley, etc.  It was BEAUTIFUL!!  The weather was perfect and his client was super nice.  She took us to lunch at a wonderful restaurant and gave us the royal tour of the area.  It was a wonderful day!

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments fancy fold card for an expecting mother. Great baby shower card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card looks complicated but it’s really super simple!  It starts out with a card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I scored down 1″ from the top at bottom of the front of the card at 2 1/8″ and ran it through the big shot using the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies with the top plate covering 1/2 of the oval. (See the video below, it will make much more sense after you watch that.)

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments fancy fold card for an expecting mother. Great baby shower card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

On the front of the card I used a 2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP adhered to the left side of the card.  I then cut a scalloped circle on the big shot with the Layering Oval Framelit dies out of Balmy Blue CS and then a slightly smaller one from Petal Pink CS. I cut a slightly smaller straight oval out of Whisper White CS and stamped the pregnant lady from the Wonderful Moments stamp set onto that oval in Balmy Blue ink. It’s so beautiful it doesn’t even need to be colored.

The interior of the card is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS, with a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Twinkle Twinkle DSP adhered to the right side of that layer – to make it coordinate with the front of the card.  Its a great finishing touch.  There are many great sentiments in the Wonderful Moments stamp set.  I have left this card blank for now and will add a sentiment later when I go to use it.

This card really is easy to make.  I hope you give it a try. Recently I showed how to create these fancy fold cards with just basic framelits on Facebook Live on my Business Facebook Page and uploaded that to my YouTube Channel, take a look:

If you like this video, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and/or “like” my Facebook Business page.

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Tealight Box

Hi Stampers. A few days ago I made a post that had a Christmas card with a very sturdy matching Tealight Box. I promised I would make a tutorial for you.  This weekend I was finally able to set aside some time to film and edit a YouTube video showing you all how to do this.

Stampin' Up! tealight box. Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  Under the Mistletoe DSP. 3D papercrafting. Very study little box.  Video instructions on blog post. By Queen B Creations

This is a very sturdy little box that holds 4 tealights well.  I found this idea online and watched a video by a fellow demonstrator, Linda Parker in the United Kingdom.

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I have provided a video showing how to make this cute little tealight box and also made a template if you wish to print it or Pin it to Pinterest. These make great little gifts.

Stampin' Up! tealight box. Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  Under the Mistletoe DSP. 3D papercrafting. Very study little box.  Video instructions on blog post. By Queen B Creations

The box fits 4 tealight candles perfectly.  I decorated the candles by wrapping a piece of washi tape around them.

Stampin' Up! tealight box. Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  Under the Mistletoe DSP. 3D papercrafting. Very study little box.  Video instructions on blog post. By Queen B Creations

The top of the tealight box has the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments stamped in Old Olive ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and then punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.  This is backed by a scrap of Old Olive punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.  I cut down the middle and adhered it to the back of Very Vanilla piece making a border.

I have included a video below, showing you how I did this.

Here is a template if you prefer to print:

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Fall Leaves Colorful Seasons – Baby Wipe Technique

Hi Stampers. I don’t know about you, but I so ready for Fall!  This was an unusually hot summer for Idaho and I don’t do heat well.  I always say, I can always put more clothes on when I’m cold – I can’t take anymore off when I’m hot! Thankfully, our home has A/C, so I’ve spent a good part of the summer indoors stamping!  This gave me time to play with new techniques and revisit some old techniques.  Today’s card uses the baby wipe technique.  This technique has been around a while and it works perfectly for these Fall Leaves.

Fall leaves "Just Breathe" card using Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons baby wipe technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Mossy Meadow card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. The main stamping layer is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS.  For the stamping I used Stampin’ Up! Colorful Season stamp set.

Fall leaves "Just Breathe" card using Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons baby wipe technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The main idea of the baby wipe technique is to take a wet baby wipe and add ink from Stampin’ Up! ink refills and then use that as your ink pad.  I put mine on a plate from the Big Shot to be sure the ink did not seep through to my work surface. I chose a variety of fall colors – Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot. I randomly added ink to the baby wipe and then inked up my stamps using this as my ink pad.

Fall leaves "Just Breathe" card using Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons baby wipe technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used two of the leaf stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I chose the “Just Breathe” stamp as my sentiment. I made sure to have some of the leaves hang off the edge, making it look more natural. After the stamping, I adhered this layer to my card base with snail adhesive.

Fall leaves "Just Breathe" card using Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons baby wipe technique by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The interior of the card has a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS adhered with snail adhesive.  As an accent – and to have it coordinate with the outside of the card.  I used the Wood Textures DSP and the tree branch die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies. It really was a quick and easy card to make.

If you wish to purchase any of these supplies, I have included a list below with links to my online store.  I really appreciate you supporting me in a job that I love!

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