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Bokeh Magical Mermaid

Hi Stampers. Today I’m dreaming about the next cruise to the Caribbean my husband and I will go on.  I am not sure when it’s going to be, but I’m feeling the pull.  I want to go to the land of clear waters and make like a magical mermaid!

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid Bokeh Dots Stampin' Blends handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card stars with a basic card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, in Bermuda Bay CS.  The next layer is a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS.  Onto that layer, I stamped the center square using the Bokeh Dots stamp set. Over that I stamped the mermaid from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in Memento Black ink. I then colored the mermaid by using my (FABULOUS) Stampin’ Blends.  (If you have not purchased some of these yet, you are truly missing out!! They have become my favorite form of coloring!).

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid Bokeh Dots Stampin' Blends handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I colored the mermaids skin with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend, her hair with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends duo and the hair ribbon with the light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend. For the tail, I colored it using the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends duos. For the exterior sentiment, I stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White CS in Bermuda Bay ink and cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies. Using the snail adhesive I adhered the Whisper White circle to a scalloped circle of Bermuda Bay CS cut using the same dies. The two circles were then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid Bokeh Dots Stampin' Blends handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of this Magical Mermaid card is lined with another 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS.  Before adhering it, I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and the seaweed (hanging off the edges) in Old Olive ink. It’s then adhered to the inside of the card using Snail Adhesive. While this card came as a result of my wishing for vacation, it would make a great card to send to anyone who loves magical mermaids. You can create your own using the supplies listed below (with links to my online store).

Round one of my paper share was a success.  I’ve had a few more requests to do another one.  If you would like a 6″ x 6″ pieces of every DSP listed in the new 2019-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog, check out the information on my paper share HERE.

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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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Animal Outing Gift Card Holder

Hi Stampers. The say June is all about brides and babies. So, today I’m playing with the new Animal Outing stamp set bundle to make this adorable gift card holder for a baby. Those of us demonstrators who attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in April, when the new catalog was released, were given this set for free. (I love my job! A fun trip to Vegas with friends and FREE stamps!) This baby shower card is one of the three cards I did for this months fancy fold card class.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold Class by Queen B Creations offered locally in Twin Falls Idao and as a "class to go" for those out of town.I offer classes locally in my studio in Twin Falls, Idaho – but also offer my classes as a “class to go” option.  You can purchase just the pre-cut kit of cardstock / supplies to make these cards (for just $15 – you get three of each card, for a total of nine cards) and use your own stamps and ink or you can purchase the stamps and ink from my online store.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing gift card holder fancy fold handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Shaded Spruce card base that is 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 5 1/2″. I then used the Animal Expedition DSP- cut to 4″ x 2 1/4″, 4″ x 2 3/4″ and  4″ x 1″.  I adhered the 4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of DSP to the card front near the 5 1/2″ fold and then the 4″ x 2 1/4″ piece of DSP next to that. I then notched half of a circle with my one inch circle punch to the right side before folding it over. I attached the folded over part to the inside of the card with tear and tape at the top and bottom. The side with the notched out circle was left open to insert the gift card.

For the focal point on the front of the card I started with a piece of Whisper White CS cut with the second largest square framelit from the stitched framelit dies. Next I used the layering squares framelit dies to cut the a straight square in Granny Apple Green CS just a little bigger than the white and a scalloped square in Shaded Spruce CS a little larger than that. I stamped the Kangaroo and the Giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set in Memento Black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  They were then cut out with the coordinating Animal Friends Framelit Dies. The sentiment was stamped in Granite Gray ink onto the Whisper White square.  The animals were attached to the Whisper White CS with glue dots and the Whisper White square was attached to the Granny Apple Green square with snail adhesive.  The Granny Apple Green square was attached to the Shaded Spruce square with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added snail adhesive to the one side of the Shaded Spruce square that attached to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing gift card holder fancy fold handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (CS) to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and attached the 4″ x 1″ DSP to the right side for the interior of the card. This is a great fold that can be done for many occasions – wedding, birthday, Christmas, graduation… anytime you want to give a gift card. :-)

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

The Animal Expedition DSP I used in this project is one of the ones that will be on sale for the month of July.  From July 1 to 31, 2018 we are having a stock up and save sale on DSP.  If you buy 3 (of the packs on sale) – you get one free!

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Pals Texture & Techniques Blog Hop

Hi Stampers. Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.

You may be starting the hop here or you may be coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For my project, I used a technique (impossible card / fancy fold) and texture (embossing paste).  I’m in love with the Magical Day stamp set and am sad that it’s being retired.  I will be keeping mine and making many more projects with it!

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card is a card stock saver. The Basic Gray card base is only 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ down the long middle. Next, I cut 1″ from each side, up to the fold line on 1/2 of the card. On the other side of the fold, I cut up the middle at 2 3/4″ to the score line. (See the template below.) Then you just twist the card, so one of the one inch strips is in front and one is in back.

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I cut Smokey Slate CS to layer over the top by cutting a rectangle, 4″ x 2 1/2″ and scoring across the short side at 2″. I then cut down, 3/4″ from the edge to the score line. This left me with a sort of L shaped piece of card stock  For the center (pop up) piece, I cut a layer of Smokey CS both cut to 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″.  On the bottom front is a strip that keeps the card stable.  This consists of a 5 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Basic Gray CS and a 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Smoky Slate CS.

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I created the bricks with Stampin’ Up! embossing paste.  I put some on my silicone mat and then mixed in some Basic Gray reinker and mixed well with the palette knife and pushed it all in the corner.  Next I placed the Smoky Slate pieces on the silicone mat with the bricks mask over the top (from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks). Using the a palette knife, I spread a layer over the top, scrapping off all excess, so the bricks were level with the top of the mask. Then I gently removed the mask and set the piece aside to dry (it drys quickly – 5 min??) before gluing them onto the card.

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Across the top of the center piece I added a 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Basic Gray CS.  I scored down the middle (long ways) and made a cut every 1/2″ down to the score line and cut out every other piece to make the top of the castle. I layered the two 5 1/2″ strips together and attached it to the card on each side (be sure not to put adhesive in the section that goes over the blank spot).

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The sentiment, from the Magical Day stamp set, was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and Rich Razzleberry ink was sponged on the edges with a sponge dauber. It was then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the dragon and knights from the Magical Day stamp set onto scraps of Whisper White CS and cut them out with the Magical Mates framelit dies on my big shot.  They were then colored with the Stampin’ Blends. I then placed these onto the card with mini glue dots.  This card will then fit into a medium envelope.

To see more retiring products (some of which have huge discounts) you can visit my online store in the Last Chance Products section. The nice thing about going directly to the store is that it has photos AND it is continually updated as things sell out.  Remember that stamp sets are available until May 25th, but everything else retiring is already “while supplies last” and some things have already sold out!

I hope you love this card and use the template to make one of your own.

Stampin' Up! Impossible card template and tutorial by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Paris in the Spring
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! No Bones About It Retiring Products Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. No Bones About It – some fabulous Stampin’ Up! products are soon going the way of the dinosaur (retiring)!  The new annual catalog goes live on June 1st which means they need to make room for all the amazing new products that are coming. Today’s blog hop will showcase Stampin’ Up! products that you are gonna wanna buy before they are gone.  Nobody “wants” to pay those high prices on eBay.

If you follow me at all, you know I’m a huge fan of fancy folds.  This “impossible fold” is popping up EVERYWHERE these days.  I’m not sure who came up with it, but all of a sudden I’m seeing it everywhere!  I decided to use the No Bones About It stamp set to create this adorable dinosaur card.

Stampin' Up! Handmade Impossible Card Template / Tutorial with measurements

This card is a card stock saver.  The Garden Green card base is only 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ down the long middle.  Next, I cut 1″ from each side, up to the fold line on 1/2 of the card.  On the other side of the fold, I cut up the middle at 2 3/4″ to the score line.  (See the template below.) Then you just twist the card, so one of the one inch strips is in front and one is in back.Stampin' Up! Handmade Impossible Card Template / Tutorial with measurements

I layered Wild Wasabi CS over the top by cutting a rectangle, 4″ x  2 1/2″ and scoring across the short side at 2″.  I then cut down, 3/4″ from the edge to the score line.  This left me with a sort of L shaped piece of card stock.  Then I stamped  leaves on each piece with Wild Wasabi and Garden Green ink. For the center (pop up) piece, I cut a layer of Wild Wasabi and one of Very Vanilla CS both cut to 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″. Leaves were stamped onto the Wild Wasabi piece and the “inside” greeting was stamped on the Very Vanilla piece with Garden Green ink and attached to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Handmade Impossible Card Template / Tutorial with measurements

I stamped the dinosaur in Wild Wasabi ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS and then stamped the bones over that in Garden Green ink. The dinosaur was then fussy cut out with the paper snips.  When I was going to attach it, I didn’t like the way it looked to be floating in the air, so I cut a strip of Chocolate Chip CS as “ground” to go under it.  The “ground” was  cut to 3 1/2″ x 1/2″ and has the footprints stamped in Early Espresso ink behind the dinosaur. Then when I attached the dinosaur with mini dimensionals, it looked much better. On the bottom front is a strip that keeps the card stable.  This consists of a 5 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Garden Green CS and a 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla.  I stamped the greeting in Wild Wasabi ink and the leaves in Garden Green ink and it’s attached to the card on each side (be sure not to put adhesive in the section that goes over the blank spot.  This card will then fit into a medium envelope.

To see more retiring products you can visit my online store in the Last Chance Products section. The nice thing about going directly to the store is that it has photos AND it is continually updated as things sell out.  Remember that stamp sets are available until May 25th, but everything else retiring is already “while supplies last” and some things have already sold out!

Stampin' Up! Impossible card template and tutorial by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I hope you love this card and use the template to make one of your own.  Be sure to follow along on the blog by using the list below.



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New Catalog Sneak Peek Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.

Today our blog hop is all about the new 2018-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  As demos, we have been able to order some of these products in advance of the new catalog going live, so that we can work up samples to show you how great these new products are.  I am using the Animal Outing stamp set.  All demos who attended an OnStage event (our convention) got this set for FREE (along with other new products) just for attending.  It is an adorable stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing stamp set from new 2018-2019 annual catalog handmade baby card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I combined this stamp set and the eclipse technique to create this adorable hand stamped baby card.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing stamp set from new 2018-2019 annual catalog handmade baby card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with an Old Olive card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next up is a Whisper White layer 5 1/4″ x 4″. The rhino, from the new Animal Outing stamp set, was stamped in Smoky Slate ink, the kangaroo and giraffe were stamped in Crumb Cake ink and the tree branch with the frog was stamped in Old Olive ink. The grass is Old Olive ink added with a stamping sponge and the sky was added with Pool Party ink with a stamping sponge.

I colored the animals with the watercolor pencils and then used the blender pen to smooth out the colors. Then I used the large letter framelits to cut out the word “BABY” from this layer. Leaving the letter to the side, I adhered this layer to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I then placed the letters in the cut out spaces (without glue), The center pieces from the A and the Bs was then glued to the card base with liquid glue.  The letters were then taken out, mini dimensionals were adhered to the back of the letters and placed them back in the space.  This gives them a raised effect.  This is what they call the “eclipse technique”.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing stamp set from new 2018-2019 annual catalog handmade baby card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I used a layer of Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″, and stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink and the giraffe in Crumb Cake ink. The sentiment is also from the Animal Outing stamp set and was stamped in Memento Black ink.

I hope this card gives you a glimpse into some of the fabulous new products that are right around the corner.  All customers who have ordered from me in the last year, should expect to receive their very own copy of this new catalog (along with some other goodies) in May.

Use the arrow to go to the next blog on the hop or refer to the line up included below.

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Blog Hop Line Up – Exciting Times:
  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Courtenay Heuston
  3. Sharon Dalton
  4.   Anastasia Radloff
  5. Karie Beglau
  6. Amanda Bates
  7. Rebecca Urban
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Anita Wifladt
  10. Mary Ann Rossiter
  11. Kimberley Morris
  12. Jenn Curtis Charles
  13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Amanda Farlinger
  16. Sarah McDermott

 

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