Hi Stampers. Are you ready to order out of the new Annual Catalog tomorrow?!?! I’m SO excited! But, while we wait – just one more day (we can order June 4th at noon MT!!) – I have a fun card to share with you all today using the Happy Tails stamp set. A good friend of mine was looking for a Father’s Day card for her son, who is a firefighter. I altered that design a little to make it an encouragement card for Kylie’s International Highlights. Be sure to go over to Kylie’s blog post and vote for my project. .
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 Basic Black CS. I sponged Basic Gray ink onto a 3-3/4″ x 5″ layer of Whisper White using a stamping sponge. This was made at a bit of an angle because I will place the dog higher up on the card to make it appear further away than the hydrant.
The fire hydrant was made by what we call “punch art”. I punched out various shapes and glued them together using multipurpose liquid glue to get this fire hydrant. The center post was made by trimming down a piece of Real Red CS that was punched out using the Everyday Label punch. For the top and side bumps of the hydrant I used 3/4″ Real Red CS circles with a tiny strip of CS poking out of the middle of the circle. The front was a 3/4″ circle of Real Red CS followed by a 1/2″ Real Red CS circle and a tiny Real Red square. To finish it off, I cut the other pieces to the hydrant by fussy cutting them from Real Red CS using my paper snips. All the pieces were sponged with Real Red ink on the edges before assembly.
I used Memento Black ink to stamp the dog (from the Happy Tails stamp set) onto a scrap of Whisper White CS. To make the dog into a dalmatian I used the dots (also from the Happy Tails stamp set) and Memento Black ink. The dog was then punched out using the Dog Builder Punch. I also used the Dog Builder Punch to punch the tiny heart from Real Red CS. For the sentiment, I stamped the greeting – from a new stamp set – A Good Man in Real Red ink onto a 4″ x 3/4″ strip of Whisper White CS. I also cut a 4″ x 1″ strip of Real Red CS. Both of these strips were flagged using the banner triple punch and then layered on top of each other and then onto the Whisper White layer.
Stampin’ Tip: Adhere the banner strips to the top layer before adhering that top layer to the card base and you can trim off the excess from the back side, making sure they fit perfectly.
Inside the card, I have a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS. The sentiment was stamped in Real Red ink using a sentiment from Flourishing Phases. To make the inside coordinate with the outside of the card, the dalmatian and his bone (again from Happy Tails stamp set) were stamped in Memento Black ink. I used a light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to “ground” them. I was pretty happy with how it turned out and so was my friend. Now, be sure to pop on over to Kylie’s blog post and vote for my project.
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Hi Stampers. Who doesn’t love balloons? The Balloon Bouquet punch from Stampin’ Up! is a quick and easy way to add lots of balloons to just about any project. I love this birthday card that we made in the birthday card class last week.
This card started with a Pacific Point card base that was 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. Then I cut off the top half of the front of the card – making the card front only 2 1/8″ tall. I had measured down 2 1/8″ and cut horizontally to the score line and then cut down the score line to the horizontal cut. The Birthday Memories DSP had these awesome balloons that worked great with my idea! The DSP is cut to 4″ x 1 7/8″ and adhered with snail adhesive.
The balloons were punched out of various colors of card stock and then sponged with the same color ink. Balloons were then attached to the card base using glue dots. The inside of the card has a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock that was stamped with the sentiment “Happy Birthday”.
I just love this quick and easy card!
Here is a list of the supplies I used to make this card:
Hi Stampers. I’m back with yet another Card-in-a-Box! This one is filled with Ninja Turtles and princess crowns. It was a custom request from a good friend of mine who makes custom cakes here in Twin Falls, ID. She does AMAZING work!!
She was asked to make a cake for a little girl who liked Ninja Turtles AND Princess stuff. What a combination, huh? You wouldn’t think the two went together, but it came out awesome in her cake and I was able to make a card to match.
The card base is my basic card in a box – done in Basic Gray. (You can find my video and PDF tutorial HERE) The base was covered that with another layer of Basic Gray card stock that I had used the embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Basic Gray ink from the re-inker. I mixed the ink and embossing paste with the palette knives on the silicone craft sheet (because it will clean off easily with soap and water) and then used the pattern party decorative masks – bricks. Hoping it will look like a manhole cover for the top, I added the bricks to a circle.
The Ninja Turtles were done as punch art using circles and oval and the masks were cut by hand with the paper snips. They eyes were done with the retired build an owl punch. The crowns were printed on card stock and cut out with my Brother Scan n Cut (I can’t begin to tell you how much time that things saves me! Awesome gift from my hubby for my 50th birthday!). The balloons were punched out of Pink Pirouette and Perfect Plum card stock.
The back panel has a layer of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with a layer of Whisper White over that. I stamped the sentiment from Epic Celebrations in Island Indigo ink and sponged Perfect Plum ink around the edge with a sponge dauber. The top flaps have a layer of Silver Foil paper and Whisper White card stock over that. The sentiments from Happy Birthday Gorgeous were stamped in Perfect Plum ink.
To the bottom I added a few character from the Magical Day stamp set that were die cut with the coordinating dies and then colored with the FABULOUS Stampin’ Blend markers. I then attached them to the brick layer with glue dots. Glue dots are awesome for attaching to textures such as the glimmer paper and embossed layers.
Here is my card next to Misty’s AMAZING cake! Did I tell you she had talent?!?!
Here are the supplies used to make this card:
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.
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Supplies Used to make this project:
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Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for November 2017. This month our theme is Holiday Tags! You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Lisa Ann Bernard @ Queen B Creations or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If 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.
I just love the Coffee Cup Framelit dies. They can be so versatile. Today I made holiday tags out of them using Red glimmer paper and Whisper White card stock. I used Gold glimmer paper and Basic Black to make a belt to match. They were so quick and easy!
I just cut the coffee cup out of the Red glimmer paper and the lid out of Whisper White card stock using the coffee cup framelit dies and my Big Shot. I adhered them together with glue dots. (Glue dots work well on the glimmer paper). I cut a 3/4″ strip of Basic Black for the belt. The belt was cut long and then cut it off with paper snips at the side, to ensure the fit was perfect. A 3/4″ square of Gold glimmer paper and a 1/2″ square of Basic Black card stock over that were used to make the buckle. The “to and from” are a stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.
I finished them off with gold cording that I looped through a hole in the tag. I punched the whole using the Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ hole punch.
Here I have paired the holiday tags with my bag of Santa Kisses that I posted a few weeks ago. You can see how to make that HERE.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Lisa Ann Bernard @ Queen B Creations , so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.
Hi Stampers. I was recently asked to make a rustic wedding card. For those of you that know me, I’m not the rustic type. LOL With some brainstorming and a little bit of inspiration from Pinterest – I came up with this card.
This card starts with an Early Espresso card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next up is a layer of Garden Green card stock 5.25″ x 4″. Over that I adhered a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting from the Better Together Stampin’ Up! stamp set in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and trimmed it to the height of the stamped greeting and flagged the end of the strip with the Triple Banner Punch and attached it with stampin’ dimensionals.
I saw the wedding couple hearts on Pinterest and thought they would look adorable against the wood texture DSP. I used the retired heart punch, but you could easily use the sweet & sassy (heart) framelit dies. The bride was cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and basic pearl jewels. The groom was cut from Whisper White and Basic Black card stock. I cut a small V out of the Basic Black heart and glued it to the white heart. I then cut the bow tie from the cookie cutter punch in Basic Black card stock. I sponged just a touch of white ink on the edges to make the bow pop a little and attached it with mini stampin’ dimensionals.
I then punched some small flowers out with the itty bitty accents flower punch. I adhered them with a mini glue dot and placed a basic pearl jewel in the center.
For the interior of the card I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and glued a small strip of the Wood Textures DSP that was leftover from the front onto the left side. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink. To finish it off I punched a few more flowers with the itty bitty accent punches. I noticed they didnt stand out enough, so I sponged a little Daffodil Delight ink onto the edges. They were adhered them with a mini glue dot and placed a basic pearl jewel in the center.
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By now, you should have your hands on a copy of our awesome 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!! You can start placing your orders for product from this awesome catalog on Friday, September 1st (2017). Come back on Friday for another blog post and a link to see this catalog digitally online.