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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2018 Holiday Catalog

Hi Stampers. The wait is over!  The much anticipated Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!  You can now order the stamps you need to make your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas cards and more!

shop now from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Click here to download the PDF version of the holiday catalog

or

Click her to go directly to my store to place your order

Don’t forget about the Dashing Along Host Promotion happening in September

The Holiday Catalog is a great excuse to party! If you have a party (I can do local or an online Facebook party with live videos and prizes) that reaches $250 in sales or if you place an order that is $250 or more in sales, you earn an exclusive pack of Designer Series Paper.  This paper will never be available for sale.  This is the only way to get it!

Don’t think you can hit the $250 mark?  That’s OK, you still have a chance.  Use this months Hostess Code and one lucky winner will receive Hostess Credit and this exclusive DSP.

Here is a cute stop motion video by Stampin’ Up! showing some of the cool stuff in this great Holiday Catalog:

 

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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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Extraordinary Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Global Stamping Friend Anniversary Blog Hop – we’re 2! It’s hard to believe  we are been going for 2 years – so lets celebrate it!  I chose to breakout my Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and make a tealight box and a matching card.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments handmade tealight box and card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I saw a video online by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demo from the UK, named Linda Parker.  She made this adorable tealight box and I had to try one and this blog hop was the perfect excuse to post it for you.  I will be making more and making a tutorial for it in the near future, so stick around.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The card started with a Cherry Cobbler card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Next was a 4″ x 5 1/4″ of Shaded Spruce CS. I stamped the snowflake in Shaded Spruce ink on the right side of that layer. On the left side of the card I layered a 1 7/8″ x 5″ piece of Under The Mistletoe DSP over a 2″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Old Olive CS. The layers were glued together with liquid glue due to the small borders, it gives some extra time to wiggle the layers into place.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the focal point I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White CS and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Oval dies.  I layered that over a Cherry Cobbler piece cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies. It is then attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS.  I stamped the snowflake in Shaded Spruce in the lower left and upper right corner.  The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments handmade tealight box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is the tealight box.  It’s made out of a 10″ x 6 1/8″ piece of Cherry Cobbler CS.  The sides are double thickness making it a very study little box.  As I mentioned above, I will be making a tutorial for this soon.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments handmade tealight box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is the tealight box open.  It holds 4 tealights. I wrapped each tealight with a piece of washi tape. If you would like to make one of these for yourself,  I have included a list of supplies to make this project below with links to my store to purchase them.

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Anniversary Blog hop Roll Call

1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Narelle Fasulo
3. Amanda Farlinger
4. Anja Reuss
5. Amber Thompson
6. Tricia Butts
7. Kimberley Anne Morris
8. Karie Beglau
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Marieke Bart
11. Sarah Mcdermott
12. Jenn Curtis Charles

 

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Pals Cut It Out Blog Hop

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies 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 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Tranquil Textures DSP.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Apron Builder Framelit Dies to cut out the apron from the Shaded Spruce 2018-2020 In Color DSP. The cookie sheet was made with a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Silver Foil CS. I used the Corner Trio Punch to round the four corners and then the Stampin’ Trimmer to score a line 1/4″ in from each side.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The 1/8″ hole punch was used to punch two holes at the top of the apron and I inserted a piece of silver cording into the two holes making a look on top. Then I adhered the cording to the back with tear and tape. To lengthen the apron I cut it in half (where the waist would go).  I adhered the top half of apron to top of silver foil on long side with tear and tape or snail. Then I adhered the bottom half of apron to bottom of silver foil on opposite long side. The apron was then attached to the front of the card with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The two gingerbread men were stamped in Soft Suede ink onto a 2″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White CS. They were then punched out gingerbread men using Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. A scrap of Real Red CS was used to punch out the bow tie using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I adhered bow tie (or hair bow) to gingerbread men using a mini glue dot and added a pearl accent to the center of each bow. The gingerbread men were attached to the  cookie sheet with mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The rolling pin was die cut from Crumb Cake CS and using the Apron Builder Framelit Dies.  The handles were colored with a Soft Suede marker and then I sponged Whisper White Craft ink onto the edges to resemble flour. Then I attached the rolling pin using mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread men on a cookie sheet and Apron Builder framelit dies by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. I stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink and then stamped a gingerbread man in the lower right and upper left corners in Soft Suede ink.  This layer was than added to the interior of the card with snail adhesive.

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 September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. . Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations   <—- You are here
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

These are the supplies I used:

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Christmas in July!!

Hi Stampers. It’s been near 100 degrees for over two weeks now and I’m sick of it! This is TOO HOT for me!  So, it’s Christmas in July in the stamp studio! I’m staying inside in the air conditioned basement and playing around with Cookie Cutter Christmas.  This is a stamp set that carried over from last year and is in our 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It has a coordinating punch that goes with it, making it super fun to play around with!

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Santa handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This Christmas card starts with an Early Espresso card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Next up is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Crumb Cake CS that was run through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For the banners I used two new in-colors: Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick.  I cut the cardstock into 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips and flagged the ends with the Banner Triple Punch. I used the 2018-2020 In-Color DSP in matching colors to layer on top of the CS.  The DSP was cut to 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and flagged with the Banner Triple Punch.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Santa handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Santa is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.  I stamped Santa in Memento Black ink onto a 2″ Whisper White CS circle.  His suit is colored with both of the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (dark and light).  Santa’s belt is colored with the dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend and the buckle is colored with the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blends to color his face.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Santa handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies, I cut a scalloped circle out of Call Me Clover CS and a slightly larger scalloped circle out of Early Espresso CS. All layers and elements are glued together with Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin’ Tip:  The circles could be mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals, but I would only suggest one layer of those if you plan on mailing the card.  Cards that are thicker require extra postage.  One way to “test” to see if it’s thin enough to only require one stamp is to use the Stampin’ Trimmer. Slide the card (in the envelope) through the track that the cutting/scoring blades travel in. If it fits though there OK, it only needs one first class stamp.  If not, it requires extra postage.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Santa handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I try to always include a little stamping on the inside layer of the card.  The Whisper White, inside layer of CS, is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Before adhering it to the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment and the two items at the bottom.  This allowed me to let the Santa and Reindeer stamps hang off the edge, so they look like they are just popping their heads in. (Another advantage is that if any of the stamping isn’t quite right, you can flip it over and stamp on the other side *wink*). Santa was colored with the same Stampin’ Blends as on the outside of the card.  The reindeer’s face is colored with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Duo and the antlers are colored with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Duo.

I love how this card came out and can’t wait to make these in my Christmas in July class next week.  If you would like to make this card (and the other two we will be making with this stamp set) I invite you to order the “class to go” kit on my registration page.  For just $15, I will precut all the CS for 9 cards, 3 of each design, and send it to you.  All you need to do is provide the stamps and ink.  If you don’t have those, you can order them from my store by using the links below.

If you have a long wish list… I invite you to join Creative Royalty.  It’s a “no strings attached” way to get $192.50 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for just $99 (with FREE shipping!).  Plus, you will enjoy (at least) a 20% discount through (at least) the end of January 2019 AND get to view and order from two catalogs (and Sale-A-Bration) a month before the public!

Stampin' Up! starter kit special - FREE set of ink pads in July 2018

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