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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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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Layering Alphabet Thanks Card

Hi Stampers. I am writing you from my hotel room in Miami as we get ready to board the cruise ship today for a week long cruise to the western Caribbean. (Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas). We traded the cold of Idaho for the 85 degree weather in Miami and beyond. This makes me thankful for things in my life. One of those things is my job and it’s YOU that make that possible by supporting me in my business. So today’s thank you card is for you…

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a thick Very Vanilla card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then used the big shot and the layering alphabet frame lit dies to cut the word “thanks” one letter at a time. The main die in this set that holds each letter has little notches on it to ensure that your letter is centered so each one is in the same spot, making them easy to line up on the card front.

(Note: if you watch the video below you will see that my die broke during my facebook live. Turns out it was defective and I had a new one from Stampin’ Up! in my mailbox in less than a week. I LOVE this company!!!)

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations The colors I used represent “fall” to me. The colors left to right are: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. I then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the letters to the card base, starting with the letter “s” and ending with the letter “t”.

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsI chose to add a splash of color to the inside of the card by adhering a 4” x 5-1/4” layer of Cajun Craze CS. Then I stamped the sentiment, from the All Things Thanks stamp set, in Cajun Craze ink onto a 3-3/4” x 5” layer of Very Vanilla CS. After I made sure my stamping was good, I adhered the Very Vanilla CS over the Cajun Craze CS on the inside of card. (I always stamp before adhering in case I need to flip it over and try again – LOL).

Here is my Facebook Live showing how to use these dies:

I hope this post encourages you to thank someone in your life for supporting you with a handmade card, the way that I am thanking you for supporting me.

Have a great week!

These are the supplies I used:

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Picked For You Teacher Thank You

Hi Stampers. The smell of fall is in the air, pumpkin spice is back at the coffee shops and school is back in session!  Show those teachers that you appreciate them with a thank you card.  The Stampin’ Up! Picked for You stamp set is perfect for such cards!  I have used this set on several cards lately.  It’s really fun!

Stampin' Up! Picked for You apple card many thanks to a teacher card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″ in Cherry Cobbler CS. I then cut four 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares of Granny Apple Green and four 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares of Basic Black CS. The Granny Apple Green CS was adhered to the card front using liquid glue.  I arranged them evenly spaced towards the top of the card, as seen in the photo.

The apples were stamped onto Watercolor Paper using the Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Up! Picked For You stamp set. The red apple was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. Layer one was “stamped off” once before stamping onto my Watercolor Paper, the next two apple layers were stamped full strength. For the stem I used Early Espresso ink. This process was repeated using Granny Apple Green ink for the green apples. I then cut out the apples out using my paper snips and adhered them to the squares on the front of the card front with liquid glue.

Stampin' Up! Picked for You apple card many thanks to a teacher card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the sentiment across the bottom of the card front, I cut a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Granny Apple Green CS and used the Banner Triple Punch to flag both ends. Many Thanks was stamped onto a 2 5/8″ x 3/4″ strip of Whisper White CS in Memento Black ink and sponged Granny Apple Green ink around the edges using a sponge dauber. The flagged strip was adhered to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. The sentiment was adhered over the flagged strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Picked for You apple card many thanks to a teacher 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 Whisper White CS.  I stamped the “You are Terrific to the Core!” sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink.  It’s sure to delight any teacher – male or female.  If you make cards for teachers I encourage you to get the Stampin’ Up! Picked for You stamp set.  I have included a list of all supplies used in the making of this card, including the Picked for You stamp set, below with links to my online store.

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Hand Delivered Teacher Books

Hi Stampers. It’s back to school week here in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Teachers are amazing and we should show them we appreciate all the hard work they do to keep our younger minds engaged and learning. For today’s card I’m going to use the Host Set, Hand Delivered, that I used on Monday.  This is the same set of legs and skirt, but now she is holding books. Instead of coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, this time I have chosen to color with the watercolor pencils.

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host Set

Did you enjoy making paper dolls as a kid? Then you’ll enjoy the feel of this set which lets you create beautiful ladies for many beautiful occasions.

This Hand Delivered stamp set is only available with Host Rewards.  If you have a party over $150 (or place an order over $150), you can purchase this adorable stamp set for just $13.00.

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set teacher thank you books card colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Shaded Spruce 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 Cherry Cobbler CS. The main stamping layer is a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ layer of Whisper White CS.  I stamped the lady (legs and skirt) and the books in Memento Black ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set teacher thank you books card colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I colored using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and blended using the Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen. This helps to remove the lines from coloring and spreads the color around. This layer was then attached to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin’ Tip: Be careful not to blend too much, too much moisture the Whisper White CS may begin “pilling” a little bit. (If you are wondering what pilling is – it’s when wet paper gets scrubbed by a brush, and the surface peels up. It can form little knobby balls like an old sweater, hence “pilling.”)

Stampin' Up! Hand Delivered Host stamp set teacher thank you books card colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card I used the same bottom stamp and then the sign for the top half.  Onto the sign I stamped the Thank You sentiment.  All these were stamped in Memento Black ink. I then colored the skirt and legs with the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and blended with the Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen, to match the outside.

If you like this card and are looking for a demonstrator to work with – I’d be happy to be YOUR demonstrator! I have listed all the supplies used below, with links to my online store. I would also like to point out that there are some great specials going on in August!

Limited Time Offer
Only Available in August 2018
Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

Now in even more colors, these high-quality, smooth color pencils are perfect for creating watercolor stamped images. Use with Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, or alone. * 10 Acid free/Lignin free pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

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Teacher Gifts Picked For You

Hi Stampers.

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here – http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust2018

This is my first time playing along with Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights. Our theme for this highlight is Teacher Gifts!

Stampin' Up! Large Letters framelits and Picked For You stamp set handmade card for teacher by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

It’s been more than a few years since I needed a teacher gift, LOL  But, I do have several friends who are teachers that I could mail a card to.  I chose to use the Stampin’ Up! Picked for You stamp set and combined it with the Large Letters Framelit dies.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters framelits and Picked For You stamp set handmade card for teacher by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Garden Green card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.  I covered that with a 4″ x 5 1/4″  layer of Cherry Cobbler CS.  A 4″ x 3/4″ strip of Wood Textures DSP was glued across the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler Layer. The sentiment was stamped, in Memento Black ink, onto that strip. For the chalkboard, I used a 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ layer of Basic Black CS with a 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ strip of Wood Textures DSP.  To simulate chalk, I sponged just a little bit of White craft ink.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters framelits and Picked For You stamp set handmade card for teacher by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The letters were cut from Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point CS, using the Large Letters Framelit dies.  I attached the letter to the “chalboard” using mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters framelits and Picked For You stamp set handmade card for teacher by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The apples were stamped onto Watercolor Paper using the Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Up! Picked For You stamp set. The red apple was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Layer one was stamped off once before stamping onto my Watercolor Paper, the next two apple layers were stamped full strength. For the stem I used Early Espresso ink. This process was repeated using Granny Apple Green ink for the green apples.  I then cut out the apples out using my paper snips and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue.

Stampin’ Tip: I used Watercolor paper so that I could go back after they were stamped and do a little blending with the Blender Pens in areas that didn’t get color.  Don’t get me wrong – the Stamparatus helps tremendously in lining up these stamps, but nobody is perfect.  At least I’m not….

This card is one of three that will be in my Tuesday August 14th class here in Twin Falls (Also available as a class to go for those who are out of town – I send you the paper materials all pre-cut ready to stamp along with PDF instructions. You use your own stamps and ink.  If you need stamps and ink, I have a list of supplies listed below with links to my online store for purchase.)

Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog – http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust2018 to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

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