Still Night Owl

Hi Stampers. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and got to spend time with family and friends. I’m back today with a card made using the Stampin’ Up! Still Night bundle.  Isn’t this owl cool?!?

stampin up still night owl in a tree with moon in the background handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I started this card with a Thick Very Vanilla card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next is a layer of Soft Suede CS, 4″ x 5-1/4″, followed by a layer of Very Vanilla CS 3-3/4″ x 5″ that had been sponged with alot of Night of Navy ink. I stamped the snowflakes in Night of Navy ink and then drew over them with a glue pen and sprinkled dazzling diamonds over the top.  Using the big shot, I cut the moon out of Daffodil Delight CS and the tree branch (from the coordinating Night Owl Framelit Dies) out of Crumb Cake CS. The moon was sponged with Daffodil Delight ink and the tree branch was sponged with Soft Suede ink. The moon and tree branch were attached to the upper two thirds of my card front using multi-purpose liquid glue.

The owl, from the Stampin’ Up! Still Night stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS.  I then colored it with Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils and blended that with the blender pen. The sentiment was stamped onto a 1″ x 4″ strip of Very Vanilla CS and I flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. On the other end I wrapped some twine around the banner and then attached the sentiment and the owl to my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside of this card I stamped a portion of the branch at top and bottom using Early Espresso ink.  The sentiment in the center was also stamped in Early Espresso ink.

The inside of the card is Very Vanilla, so it’s didn’t need to be lined. It has the sentiment and more branches, stamped in Early Espresso ink.

As we prepare for New Years, I hope you that you have fun plans, but stay safe.  It gets a bit crazy out there.. See you next year!

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Farmhouse Christmas

Merry Christmas Stampers!  I hope you are blessed to be able to spend today surrounded by family and loved ones.  My husband and I find ourselves alone this year as our kids are busy working and being adults…  This is the part about the empty nest that I had not planned on.  I always viewed them coming home for the holidays, but as they grow and marry they get other family to spend time with too.  So their time is split…  But, I have my stamping to keep me distracted today and wanted to bless you with this Farmhouse Christmas card filled with Happy Christmas Wishes.

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

This card starts with a Shaded Spruce card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next up is a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of Real Red CS.  I stamped the house and tree (from the Stampin’ Up! Farmhouse Christmas stamp set) onto a Whisper White layer 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ using Memento Black ink. I colored the house with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends duo, Real Red Stampin’ Blends duo and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends duo. I added a little bit of light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to the windows to make it look as if the lights are on inside. For the roof and the tree I used Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends duo. The grass was colored with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends duo and the sidewalk is colored with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends duo.  I just LOVE my Stampin’ Blends!!  I find it relaxing to color and they shade beautifully, very easily!!

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

The truck is super cute!  I stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White CS with Memento Black ink and colored it with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends duo. For the bumper I used the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend and a little Basic Black Stampin’ duo added in for the tires. The truck was then die cut using the die from the coordinating Farmhouse Framelit Dies. There was not enough room to add the entire truck to the Whisper White layer, so I adhered it (hanging off the edge) before adhering the Whisper White CS layer to my card so I could trim off the extra part of the truck from the back with my paper snips.

The sentiment was stamped in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and die cut it out using the stitched from from the Farmhouse Framelit dies. I used another die from that set to due cut the banner behind the sentiment out of Shaded Spruce CS.  The banner is attached to the card front with liquid glue and the sentiment over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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

The inside of the card coordinates great with the outside. I used a layer of Whisper White CS that is 5-1/4″ x 4″ and stamped the truck and tree in Memento Black ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends to match the outside of the card. (I used a little bit of light Smoky Slate blender to create a shadow under the truck). There are two sentiments: one stamped in Real Red ink and one stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

As the card states, I’m sending “thoughts of happiness and joy to you and yours – from our house to yours”.  Merry Christmas to you all!

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Star of Light

Hi Stampers. If you are looking for a quick and easy card that packs a bit of wow, I have just the card for you!  This beautiful but simple card features the Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlit Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Star of Light handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Night of Navy card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next up is a layer of Whisper White CS 5-1/4″ x 4″. Onto this layer, I used Night of Navy ink to stamp the swoosh of stars twice letting it stamp off the edge and the sentiment in the lower right corner.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The coordinating Starlight Thinlit Dies had this awesome start in two pieces. I cut the back out of Night of Navy CS and the front part out of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  The top star was adhered to the bottom one with liquid glue and the bottom star to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS. Again, I used the Night of Navy ink and stamped the sentiment in the center and the dotted lines in each corner.  This card proves that cards can be simple and still beautiful!

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Alpine Adventures

Hi Stampers. Welcome back to my blog.  Today we are going to play around with a very popular bundle in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog – Alpine Adventure.  I’ve been making cards for a store in Sun Valley and this bundle works perfectly for that little ski town.

Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventures handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Real Red card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″. Next, this card has an Early Espresso layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ followed by a layer of Real Red CS 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Onto this Real Red layer, I stamped the Buffalo background stamp in Basic Black.  I did this on the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus, so that I could ink it up and stamp it multiple times, giving me a good impression. I stamped the sentiments (from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set) onto Very Vanilla CS scraps in Early Espresso ink.  The skis were stamped onto Crumb Cake CS using Soft Suede ink and the ski boot brackets were stamped in Early Espresso ink. I fussy cut around the sentiments and mounted them on scraps of Early Espresso CS and fussy cut around them again.

Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventures handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the front of the card, the sled, skis and snowshoes were all cut out using the coordinating Alpine Sports Thinlit Dies.  The sled and snowshoes are two pieces, a top and bottom, cut out of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso CS.  I sponged a little Soft Suede ink onto them to give them a more wooden look.  For the sled I used a piece of Gold Cording to make the rope you hold onto and there is a bow made of linen thread on the snowshoes. The snowshoes and sled also have a bit of Wink of Stella on them to simulate snow. The base of the sled, the skis and the bottom snowshoe are all glued to the card front with liquid glue.  The top of the sled, the sentiments and the top snowshoe are attached with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventures handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS.  Onto that CS, I stamped the snowflake several times in the upper left and lower right corner using Smokey Slate ink.  I’m just tickled at how awesome it came out!  I hope you love it too!  I also hope that you got your hands on this set before it sold out – it’s selling like hot cakes!

If this card inspires you, I would appreciate it if you would leave me a comment.  If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – I would love to be YOUR demonstrator!

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Signs of Santa

Hi Stampers. How cute is the Signs of Santa stamp set?!? I looked forward to making a fun Christmas card with this set. My dear friend Barbara has been visiting and we found some time to play with stamps, ink and paper and created this adorable card!

Stampin' Up! Santa's Signpost handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This adorable card started with a Cherry Cobbler card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next up we have a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Garden Green CS, followed by a 4″ x 3-3/4″ layer of Whisper White.  Before adhering the Whisper White layer to the card we dry embossed it using the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Signpost handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The focal point of the card is the cute little Santa backed by the colored circle, gold thread and plaid banner. The circle was cut from Whisper White CS using the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and colored with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I colored it on a piece of scrap paper so I could go all the way past the edges. There is dark Smoky Slate on the bottom and light Smoky Slate on the top. The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White Craft ink. A few little rhinestones are added for a little extra added touch.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Signpost handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The banner in the back is a 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the Festive Farmhouse DSP that has been flagged using the Banner Triple Punch. I added some snail adhesive to the back of the circle and loosely wrapped around my hand and then attached to the back of the circle before adding it to my card front.  Lastly (on the front), the Santa was stamped in Memento Black ink  onto Whisper White CS and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Real Red duo, the light Daffodil Delight and the Ivory Stampin’ Blends to color him.  He was then cut out using the coordinating Santa’s Signpost framelit dies.  He is attached to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A little Wink of Stella adds some added fun to his beard and the white on his hat.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Signpost handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a Whisper White layer of CS that is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  I stamped the sentiment, north pole sign and presents in Memento Black ink. I colored the sign using Crumb Cake and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.  The presents were colored with Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

Anyone would be tickled to get this in their mailbox this holiday season.  Below I have listed all the supplies used with links to purchase them from my online store.  I’d LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!

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Beautiful Blizzard

Hi Stampers. As we creep ever closer to Christmas, the winds have turned cold here in Idaho.  With those cold winds a few snow showers have fallen upon us too.  It looks beautiful, FROM INDOORS! I dislike driving in the stuff.  It still scares this Northern California girl. However, it definitely gives a feel that Christmas is in the air.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Blizzard Christmas card with snowflakes by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I am in love with this color combination. It came out so soft and beautiful. I started with a Bermuda Bay card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next I adhered a layer of Coastal Cabana CS that is 5-3/8″ x 4-18″ using liquid glue. I then stamped the snow blizzard onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS, using stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. The snow blizzard is stamped in Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay ink. I would ink and them stamp multiple times before inking again, giving the gradation of color. That layer was then adhered to the card front using liquid glue.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Blizzard Christmas card with snowflakes by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I stamped the greeting onto a small strip of Whisper White CS using Bermuda Bay ink and matted it with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay CS.  The sentiment is adhered with stampin’ dimensionals. The snowflakes were cut out of Sparkle Glimmer paper using the Blizzard Thinlit Die and adhered the snowflakes to the card front using mini glue dots.  Each snowflake was then topped with a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Blizzard Christmas card with snowflakes by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I stamped the snowflakes in upper left and lower right corner of a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS.  The snowflakes and the sentiment (also from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set), were stamped with Coastal Cabana ink.

I just can’t get over how beautiful this card is.  Stampin’ Up! sure gives us some gorgeous supplies to play with!  If you would like to make this card for yourself, I have included links below to my store for all the products used in the making of this card.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment!

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