Picked For You Teacher Gift

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.

Stampin' Up! picked for you teacher gift notepad in clear case made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to make a notebook, from our clear mount stamp cases, that matches the card that won me 3rd place.

Stampin' Up! picked for you teacher gift notepad in clear case made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

As with the card, this gift features the Stampin’ Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies and the Picked for You stamp set.

Stampin' Up! picked for you teacher gift notepad in clear case made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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.

Stampin' Up! picked for you teacher gift notepad in clear case made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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.

Stampin' Up! picked for you teacher gift notepad in clear case made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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.

Stampin' Up! picked for you teacher gift notepad in clear case made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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.

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It’s a Magical Day for a Bundle Up Blog Tour

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Hi Stampers.

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!

Stampin' Up! Magical Day Castle card in a box made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with unicorns, knights, dragon, mermaids & a wizard

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.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day Castle card in a box made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with unicorns, knights, dragon, mermaids & a wizard

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.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day Castle card in a box made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with unicorns, knights, dragon, mermaids & a wizard

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.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day Castle card in a box made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with unicorns, knights, dragon, mermaids & a wizard

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.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day Castle card in a box made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with unicorns, knights, dragon, mermaids & a wizard

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.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day Castle card in a box made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with unicorns, knights, dragon, mermaids & a wizard

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?!?!

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Festive Celebrations Blog Hop

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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!

Hershey miniature snowman made with stampin up envelope punch board by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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). Hershey miniature snowman made with stampin up envelope punch board by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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.

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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.

Stampin' Up! Year end Sales Event 2017

Here are some handy PDF files for you to print out:

Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog Items Retiring Soon

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Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

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!

Stampin' Up! birthday card in a box in Bermuda Bay using Fairy Celebrations, Balloon Adventures and Star of Light stamp sets by Queen B Creations

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.

Stampin' Up! birthday card in a box in Bermuda Bay using Fairy Celebrations, Balloon Adventures and Star of Light stamp sets by Queen B Creations

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).

Stampin' Up! birthday card in a box in Bermuda Bay using Fairy Celebrations, Balloon Adventures and Star of Light stamp sets by Queen B Creations

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.

Stampin' Up! birthday card in a box in Bermuda Bay using Fairy Celebrations, Balloon Adventures and Star of Light stamp sets by Queen B Creations

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:

  1. Lisa Pretto
  2.  Janet Wakeland
  3. Peggy Noe
  4. Nicole Watt
  5. Beth McCullough
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard  <– You are here
  7. Jennifer Michalski
  8. Kadie Labadie
  9. Tricia Chuba
  10. Amanda Dickson
  11. Megan Herst
  12. Chris Miller
  13. Diana Eichfeld
  14. Gloria Plunkett
  15. Jennifer Spiller  
  16. Anna Masciovecchio
  17. Debbie Henderson 
  18. Debra Byrd 
  19. Lisa Milligan 
  20. Kim Vogel  
  21. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
  22. Katarina Ewa 
  23. Valerie Moody

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Spring has Sprung Pals Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

If you have followed my blog much at all, you know that I love to do these card in a box explosion boxes.  In honor of Spring and our Spring has Sprung Blog Hop – I have made a Easter card.  This card features the Stampin’ Up! Easter Message stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations I used my basic card in a box card base design (found here) using Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant card stock and used Very Vanilla as my stamping layer of card stock.  I stamped in in Memento black, Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant ink. Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

I colored the cross and flowers using my Stampin’ Up! Many Marvelous Markers.  The flowers, palm frond and cross were all fussy cut by hand using my Stampin’ Up! paper snips.

Stampin’ Tip:  When fussy cutting, keep your scissors in a comfortable forward position and turn the paper into the scissors, rather than turning the scissors around the paper.  You get more control this way.Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

The cross is adhered to the back of the card with stampin’ dimensionals and the flowers and palm frond are adhered to the middle cross members with glue dots.  The Happy Easter sentiment is adhered with glue dots and two small strips of acetate.Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

I love that these cards pop up for display and then fold flat for mailing.  A custom envelope can be made for this card with the Envelope Punch Board (5 1/2″ x 6″ envelope, 9 1/4″ square of DSP, first score at 4 3/8″).

Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <—- You are here

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Gymnastics Birthday Card-in-a-Box

Hi Stampers.  I wanted to share with my readers another side of my business.  I am first and foremost a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  It’s my passion to teach others that they can create beautiful works of art to give and mail to their friends and loved ones. But, for those that don’t have the time or desire to make their own cards.  I make cards, banner and home decor and sell them on Etsy – my new domain name www.QueenBCreations.com will take you there. (.net is my blog – .com is my Etsy store).

This card in a box was a custom order from someone wanting a box card for her daughter who loves, pink, blue and all things sparkled.  Maiah, who is a gymnast, was turning 9 years old.

Custom card in a box order birthday gymnastics from www.QueenBCreations.com

I was happy to create a card in a box for her.  I anxiously dug into my Stampin’ Up! supplies and found most of what I needed.  Obviously, I had the necessary card stock… Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Soft Sky and Pacific Point. But, I also had a lot of Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper in a bunch of colors.  The Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and the Blushing Bride glimmer paper were perfect!

The Number of Years stamp set worked out well to announce “Look Who’s Turning 9” on the back.  Then a few sentiment stamps from other stamp sets on the left and right flap.  The Balloon Bouquet punch, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly made it festive and girly.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any gymnast stamps, but that’s when my silhouette cameo came in handy.  I cut the gymnasts out of glimmer paper and her name out of card stock.  I raised the balloons in the air by using glue dots on either end of a strip of clear window sheets and used a white gel pen to draw the reflection on them.

Custom card in a box order birthday gymnastics from www.QueenBCreations.com

I left the back of the card pretty blank, so her mom could write her a note.  A few balloons give it a birthday feel.

Custom card in a box order birthday gymnastics from www.QueenBCreations.com

The outside flaps have more balloons and butterflies.  I also used an embossing folder to add some texture. These card in a boxes are great in that they fold flat to fit in an envelope.  My card in a boxes are a little bigger than a standard A2 envelope, so I make a custom 6″x6″ envelope with my Envelope Punch Board.

If you’d like to try your had at making this card yourself.  The card in a box pattern (in PDF format) click here for PDF and  videos I made on how to make this card and envelope can be found on this prior post – click here.  Links to the products I used is below.  If you are ever in need of a custom made card, made by someone else, I would hope you would consider my Etsy store.

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