Hi Stampers. When my husband and I moved to Twin Falls Idaho a few years ago, we got accepted into his cousins group of friends. We often frequent a local restaurant and request the most AMAZING waitress! Carissa is the best waitress ever. Even if we haven’t been in for a few months, she will still remember our drink order and what menu item we usually get. She can take orders from our table of fifteen and not write a single thing down. In addition to the great memory, she also is great at keeping up with us and is always very sweet.
The Thursday before Christmas we all went to have dinner in Carissa’s section and had a great time! She will be having another baby next year, so we decided to give her a Christmas Blessing. At the end of dinner we presented Carissa with this card with a “few dollars” inside from each of us. It made her cry – it was awesome!
Being the card maker of the group, they asked me to make a card. They requested that it be larger that the standard A2 card and have plenty of room for signatures. The over all card size is 4-1/2″ wide and 6-1/4″ tall. (I believe it’s referred to as an A6 size). Because I did not have any A6 envelopes, I made one using DSP and the retired envelope punch board. The inside of the card has another fold so that it opens up to a large area for everyone to sign.
I chose to use the beautiful Christmastime is Here bundle. I used the Designer Series Paper on the front of the card and created a window using the Layering Circle Dies and framed it with Gold Glimmer paper.
Since (of course) I waited until the last minute, I chose to die cut the roses from the DSP instead of stamping them. I think it’s just AWESOME that Stampin’ Up! makes dies that cut images out of the DSP as well as the stamped images!
We all had so much fun that we decided to make this an annual tradition to give someone a Christmas Blessing. I am always happy to partake and provide the handmade card. 🙂
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This month’s PDF is all about the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.
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Hi Stampers. Thank you for those of you who voted for me in Kylie’s International Highlights! I’m happy to say that I won 3rd place! You can see my post from August 8th with my winning card – HERE. Today we are doing a blog hop of the top 10 winners of Kylie’s International Highlights. We were asked to make teacher gifts.
I chose to make a notebook, from our clear mount stamp cases, that matches the card that won me 3rd place.
As with the card, this gift features the Stampin’ Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies and the Picked for You stamp set.
The inside of the case was first lined with a 7″ x 10 1/2″ piece of DSP. I chose to use the green from the Tranquil Textures DSP. The reverse side didn’t match too well so, I lined 1/2 of the inside with a 7″ x 5″ piece of the same paper. The front is a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ piece of Shaded Spruce CS and a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ piece of Real Red cardstock. The rest matches the card from my August 8th blog post. (You can go HERE for those directions.) These pieces are placed between the outside of the case and the plastic cover, keeping this all neat and protecting it.
On the inside left you can see the green DSP behind the plastic. I made this 3″ x 4″ envelope out of a 6″ x 6″ piece of Real Red CS on the Envelope Punch Board. The greetings were both stamped onto Whisper White CS. The “You are Terrific” was cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies. Behind that is a slightly larger Shaded Spruce circle cut out with the Layering Circles Framelit Dies. The thanks was cut to 2 1/2″ x 1″ and the corners were rounded.
On the right side is a small notepad. I used a piece of matching DSP to cover the top, making it match and adhered it to the inside with tear and tape adhesive.
On the back side. I stamped the “You are the Best!” in Real Red ink onto Whisper White CS and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I punched out a second shape out of Real Red CS using the Pretty Label Punch. I cut the Real Red shape in half down the middle and adhered it behind the Whisper White shape letting a little bit of Real Red show on top and bottom. This two is between the case and outer cover.
I hope you like my project, all the products used are listed below with links to my store for purchase. Remember we are at the end of Bonus Days! Buy $50 worth of Stampin’ Up! in the next few days to earn $5 to spend in September (when the 2018 Holiday Catalog is released!). I invite you to hop along with the rest of the Top 10 by using the list below.
International Highlights Winners Blog Hop Line Up:
These are the supplies I used:
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It’s a Magical Day! Welcome back to another Remarkably Creative Blog tour. This time around we were asked to use our favorite bundle from the new 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. There was no question in my mind, I wanted to use the Magical Day bundle. It’s totally adorable and fit for a Queen! It’s also fabulous to color with the new Stampin’ Blends Markers!
The card in a box is one of my favorites. My very first YouTube video ever was a card in a box card. I’ve also created a PDF tutorial to go along with another blog post.
The base is Basic Gray and then I used Smokey Slate. The Smokey Slate layer was cut and then put through the Big Shot with the brick wall embossing folder. For the top of the castle I used a 1″ x 3″ strip of Basic Gray and dry embossed them with the brick wall embossing folder and then held the two together back to back and cut the little merlons (raised stonework) myself with paper snips. I then attached one to the front and one to the back of the top of the card.
The characters (knights, dragon, wizard and mermaids) were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White CS with Memento Black ink and colored the with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. They more I play with those markers the more I love them! I then die cut them out with the Big Shot and the coordinating Magical Mates framelit dies. For the sentiment, I colored the stamp with the Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write markers onto Whisper White CS. The framelit didn’t quite fit. So, I layed it over the image and traced around the outside with a pencil and cut it out with my paper snips.
Every castle needs a mote filled with water! The coordinating Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (cut into 1-/2″ strips) was perfect to make waves of water around the base of the castle. I didn’t even realize there were little waves dies in the Magical Mates framelits. When I saw this scallop in the Seasonal Layers framelit dies I just thought it would make perfect “WAVES” and this was my chance to put my idea in motion.
I adhered the waves by using Fast Fuse adhesive around the bottom of the waves. After the waves were attached I inserted the mermaids and adhered them with mini glue dots. I made a custom 5-1/2″ x 6″ envelope to fit this card using the envelope punch board.
Who wouldn’t love to get a card that pops up into all these magical day characters? I hope it encourages you to make your wish list from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and picking out your FREE limited edition exclusive Sale-A-Bration items. Or better yet get the Ultimate Bundle (with no risk or obligation) and become Creative Royalty! Who wouldn’t want to get up to $226 in product for just $99! It’s a no brainer – right?!?!
Blog Hop Line-up:
Hi Stampers. Welcome back for another blog hope with my Global Stamping Friends! Today we were asked to create something for a “festive celebration”. I wanted to share my Hershey Miniature Chocolate Bar snowman. I have been making these for years with the Stampin’ Up! envelope punch board. They are a hit at my craft fairs!
It starts with an 11″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White card stock, scored at 5 3/8″ and 5 5/8″. I used the envelope punch board to notch both sides 2″ from either end (this makes the neck). The mouth is the notch that was cut out of the hat with the Envelope Punch Board. The eyes are a basic rhinestone jewel colored with a black sharpie and the nose is a pearl accent that I colored with an orange sharpie. For the buttons I used a retired stamp I had handy (Stampin’ Up! Snow Place).
I adhered two Hershey Miniatures on the inside (with tear and tape so they stick well) and folded it together adhering the two ends together and wrapping the ribbon around the neck, I tied a knot and adhered the ends to the body with glue dots. for the hat, I used a 2″ x 2″ square of Basic Black card stock. I notched the top of the hat and rounded the top corners with the envelope punch board. The brim of the hat is a 2.5″ x .5″ strip of Basic Black card stock. I wrapped washi tape around the had and used my mini accents punch pack with a scrap of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a rhinestone to make the flower. The arms are made using the tree part of the Stampin’ Up! Tree Builder punch and Chocolate Chip card stock and are attached with glue dots.
Blog Hop Roll Call
Supplies Used to make this project:
Today Stampin’ Up! kicked off their year end sales event and announced which products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog will be reitiring. Note: this sale is “While Supplies Last”, so you don’t wanna miss out – hurry over to my online store.
Here are some handy PDF files for you to print out:
Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale
Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog Items Retiring Soon
Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2017. This month our theme is “SaleABration”, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss any of them. Regardless if you started here or came from another blog, you want to check out all the fun ideas. I have included the entire blog hop line up (featuring 23 Stampin’ good ideas!) in case you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
One of my favorite 2017 SaleABration items was recently added. Have you seen the new 6″ x 6″ glimmer paper assortment pack? (You can get your very own pack by ordering $50 in Stampin’ Up! product during SaleABration!) It’s a fabulous pack 12 with 4 of each fun of 3 spring colors – Mint Macron, Sweet Sugarplum & Bermuda Bay.
I recently had someone ask me to build them a “fairy card in a box” and she wanted LOTS OF GLITTER! Well, one look at this new glimmer paper and I knew they would be perfect!
I used my basic card in a box card base design (found here) using Bermuda Bay card stock and Bermuda Bay glimmer paper and used Whisper White as my stamping layer of card stock. The fairy dust is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink using the swirl from the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light stamp set.
I used the Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebration stamp set. I stamped onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut them out using my paper snips. This allowed me to clip off the cherries, which didn’t really fit with my design. I then colored them with my Stampin’ Up! markers. I cut out additional fairies and unicorn with my Silhouette Cameo using Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper (Dazzling Diamonds, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macron and Bermuda Bay).
For the side panels I used the Stampin ‘Up! Balloon Adventures and my computer/printer. The customer asked for a specific saying on one panel and I didn’t have a stamp to match. So, I created it on my computer using the RGB codes for Stampin’ Up! colors and printed it onto Whisper White card stock and cut it to size.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, we hope you are inspired to get crafting and use the SaleABration items you have earned. (Note: If you don’t have these items yet, contact your demonstrator today! These items are “while supplies last” and end forever on March 31st!) Remember t0 check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.
Blog Hop Line Up:
- Lisa Pretto
- Janet Wakeland
- Peggy Noe
- Nicole Watt
- Beth McCullough
- Lisa Ann Bernard <– You are here
- Jennifer Michalski
- Kadie Labadie
- Tricia Chuba
- Amanda Dickson
- Megan Herst
- Chris Miller
- Diana Eichfeld
- Gloria Plunkett
- Jennifer Spiller
- Anna Masciovecchio
- Debbie Henderson
- Debra Byrd
- Lisa Milligan
- Kim Vogel
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
- Katarina Ewa
- Valerie Moody