Spirited Snowmen That Sparkle & Shine

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

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! Spirited Snowmen and Farmhouse Christmas card in a box that sparkles and shines by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

When this blog hop asked for something that Sparkles and Shines, I knew this card had lots of both!  This is a custom card in a box that I made for a client.  This Blueberry Bushel card in a box was covered in Sparkle Glimmer Paper. She wanted it to say something specific and it was customized to her needs. (That’s why some of the words are blurred out). So, the three side panels were printed from  my computer onto Whisper White CS and sponged the edges with Blueberry Bushel ink using a sponge dauber. I then added some snowflakes that were die cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and the Blizzards Thinlit Die. (The blizzard die, just happens to be on sale *wink wink*). A few clear faceted gems added just a little more sparkle and shine.

Stampin' Up! Spirited Snowmen and Farmhouse Christmas card in a box that sparkles and shines by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I stamped the snowmen from the Stampin’ Up! Spirited Snowmen stamp set in Memento Black ink and colored them with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. The snowmen were then fussy cut and adhered to the box using glue dots. I also added a few extra snowflakes around them.  The snowflakes are attached to clear acetate strips and the card with glue dots.  I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut it out with a circle from the Circles Framelit Dies. Behind that I have a piece of Pacific Point CS that was cut with a scalloped circle from the Circles Framelit Dies. The circles were attached to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you are looking for the measurements to all the pieces here, they can be found on this prior post. There you will find a PDF tutorial and a video.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

These are the supplies I used:

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Thankful Dashing Deer

Hi Stampers. Today I’m making a Christmas Thank You card using the Stampin’ Up! Dashing Deer stamp set and the corner fold technique.  Thank you notes seem to have fallen to the wayside and I think they need to come back.  Lets make people feel special by sending them a handmade thank you card.

The Cherry Cobbler card base is 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.  I then made the corner cuts at 3 1/4″ and folded it over.

On the front of the card I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ piece of Mossy Meadow card stock covered by a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Festive Farmhouse designer series paper. In the 3 1/2″ square I added a 3 1/2″ square of Mossy Meadow CS followed by a 3″ x 3″ layer of Very Vanilla CS.

I wrapped some Mossy Meadow ribbon around the card on the left inside and used glue dots to attach it on the inside of the card.  Then I made the bow and attached that on the front with glue dots.

I finished it off by adding 3 of the smallest Gold Faceted Gems. (Note: a design tip is to add these sorts of things in odd numbers.)

On the inside of the card is a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ layer of Mossy Meadow followed by a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS.  I stamped the sentiment and smaller deer (from the Stampin’ Up! Dashing Deer stamp set) in Mossy Meadow ink.

Here is how the square and ribbon look from the inside. I hope this card inspires you to send out a few thank you notes of your own this year!

If you would like to give this card a try, I have listed all the supplies needed below with links to my online store. Please click on a picture to purchase.

Stampin' Up! 2018 Year end Closeouts!

While you are shopping, don’t forget to check out the year end closeouts!  Many items from the holiday catalog are retiring soon and are only available while supplies last. There are also quite a few discounts over there.  Go check it out!

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Twist and Pop Panel Card – Seasonal Fun

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop BadgeHi Stampers. Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Seasonal Blog Hop.  Today we are featuring “seasons”.  I chose to create a Twist and Pop Panel Christmas card. I used a couple different stamps sets to get the look and greeting I was looking for.  But, once you figure out how this card works, you can make them with all sorts of themes and stamp sets.  I have included a video below to show you how it’s made.

Stampin' Up! Twist and Pop Panel Card Tin of Tags and Winter Woods by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

My card starts with a Merry Merlot card base, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″. The front of the card has a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the Joyous Noel DSP and a 4″ x 3″ piece of Sparkling Glimmer Paper that I put through the big shot with the slop die from the In The Woods thinlit dies. I die cut the tree out of Tranquil Tide CS with the In The Woods thinlit dies. A little liquid glue and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter gives the effect of snow.

Stampin' Up! Twist and Pop Panel Card Tin of Tags and Winter Woods by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the twist and pop panel card I have a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Tranquil Tide CS, top and bottom.  These are covered by a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White. On the top one, I accented it with a 1″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Merry Merlot CS, followed by a 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ strip of the same Joyous Noel DSP used on the front of the card. On the bottom panel, I stamped the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. The greeting, from the Spirited Snowman stamp set is stamped in Merry Merlot ink.

Stampin' Up! Twist and Pop Panel Card Tin of Tags and Winter Woods by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The video below show how to create the mechanism that makes the panels twist and pop.  On the Merry Merlot CS panels I have layered Tranquil Tide CS and Whisper White CS Squares stamped with stamps from the Tin of Tags stamp set, alternating Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide ink!

This is such a fun card and it’s even more fun to see the look on peoples face when they open it!  I hope you give it a try.

If lie in the United States and you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would appreciate the opportunity to be YOUR demo. You can use the links below to purchase any or all of the products used in the making of this card.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me.  I’m here to help!

Video Tutorial:

I hope you follow along with the  rest of the hop to see more “seasonal fun” cards.  You can use this arrow to go to Jan Musselman’s blog, she is next on the list. If you ever get lost, you can use the list below to get caught up.

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Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Tricia Butts
  4. June Olsen
  5. Jenn Curtis Charles
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard
  7. Jan Musselman
  8. Erica Jones
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Narelle Fasulo
  11. Rachel Macleod
  12. Courtenay Heuston
  13. Kimberley Anne Morris

These are the supplies I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

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Year-End Closeouts & Star of Light Thank You

Stampin' Up! 2018 Year end Closeouts!

Hi Stampers. Today Stampin’ Up! is announcing the Year-end Closeouts!  Today we will know what is retiring from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Many items will be discounted and all are “While Supplies Last”.  I suggest you go take a look now to be sure that you get the items you want.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light stamp set & Starlight Thinlit Dies with Thankful Thoughts Thank You card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Today’s card is super simple. I was brought up to believe that a hand written thank you note was a MUST. But, sometimes we are short on time.  This card is easy to mass produce!  It starts out with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the stardust from the Star of Light stamp set in Night of Navy ink, twice. The thank you sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and is also stamped in Night of Navy ink. The I then die-cut the star from the coordinating Starlight Thinlit dies and mounted it on stampin’ dimensionals.  I finished it off by adding a rhinestone to the middle of the star.  Like I said – super simple.

Now what are you doing still here?  Go check out that sale before all the good items are gone! LOL

These are the supplies I used:

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Flourishing Phrases Christmas

Hi Stampers. Today’s card is a bit of a Flashback Friday.  The main cardstock, stamp set (Flourishing Phrases) and ink are all current, but the inside greeting is from a limited release stamp set that was released last year – Merry Patterns. I just wanted to show it off because I thought it came out so pretty. This is a very simple card that still looks very classy. The colors are Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Merry Patterns handmade Christmas Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Merry Merlot card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla and a 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Merry Merlot and another 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Mossy Meadow. I used the triple banner punch to flag the ends of the two strips and them adhered them to the bottom of the Very Vanilla layer (as shown above) with snail adhesive. The ends of the strips hung over the edge a bit, so I trimmed those off with the paper snips.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Merry Patterns handmade Christmas Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set was stamped in Merry Merlot ink onto the Very Vanilla layer. It was stamped again onto a post it note and fussy cut out with the paper snips and placed over the flower on my card. I then stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow ink with the stems on the post it note.  When the post it note was removed, the flower appears to be in front.  This is called the masking technique.  The sentiment is from the Merry Patterns stamp set, but there is another stamp almost the same in the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light stamp set. A gold faceted gem was placed in the center of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Merry Patterns handmade Christmas Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the flower in the upper left and lower right corner using Merry Merlot ink.  This was done before adhering to the card base, with the edge hanging off onto scrap paper.  The sentiment used here is no longer available – but isn’t it pretty.  Maybe you are lucky and have the Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns stamp set in your stash. The outline of “season” is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and then the pattern on the inside is stamped into that outline with Merry Merlot ink.

This card fits in well with a new campaign Stampin’ Up has going called #simplestamping.  You will notice this hashtag being used in the next year as part of an effort to show new stampers how fun stamping can be! This card is easy enough for even beginners to do and pretty enough that more experienced stampers may still want to make it – it works great in bulk for those of us running late on our Christmas cards!  LOL

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Reindeer

Hi Stampers.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas handmade reindeer card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
This card starts with a Real Red card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next, up is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Crumb Cake CS and then a 5″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS. Before I adhered the Very Vanilla layer to the card, I cut three strips of DSP/CS for the background. Starting with a 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Wood Textures DSP, then a 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Call Me Clover 2018-2020 In-Color DSP and finally a 1″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla CS. I flagged each strip uisng the Banner Triple Punch and adhered them to the Very Vanilla layer. Each strip was the same length, but I adhered them at different spots and then trimmed off the excess of the strips from the back using paper snips. Once trimmed it was ready to adhere to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas handmade reindeer card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
The focal point is a reindeer from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set stamped onto Crumb Cake CS with Early Espresso ink and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. The reindeer was adhered to a Very Vanilla oval and then a Real Red scalloped circle (both cut out with the Layering Oval Framelit dies). Behind that I have looped some gold thread and on the deer I adhered a Real Red bow (cut from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch) with a glue dot and then a Basic Pearl Jewel on top. I stamped Merry Christmas, from the Star of Light stamp set, in Real Red ink.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas handmade reindeer card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
The inside of the card is lined with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS. Onto the Very Vanilla layer I had stamped the sentiment (from the Star of Light stamp set) in Garden Green ink in the center and a star in the upper left and lower right corner in Real Red ink.

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

These are the supplies I used:

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