Category: Big Shot

Layered Labels red congratulations card angle

Stampin’ Up! Layered Labels Congratulations CAS

Layered Labels red congratulations card angle What is CAS?  It’s Clean And Simple.  Todays card is a CAS Congratulations card – not too fussy, not too much color or distraction, just cool and calm Baja Breeze and Marina Mist with a pop of vibrant Real Red to get your attention.

The background pattern paper was the starting point for this card so I used the coordinating neutral,  Very Vanilla card stock, cut 11″ x 5-1/2″ as the base (folded to 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) to match the Comfort Cafe dsp (designer series paper).  The papers in this dsp pack all have a subtle fabric print, so in keeping with that vibe I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder after I cropped the Scallop Circle with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

Layered Labels red congratulations card details

I stamped Congratulations in Marina Mist then die cut it out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  (View yesterdays video that demonstrates the Apothecary Accents Framelit.)  I used another Apothecary Accents Framelit to trim out the Real Red Accent.  I cut the die cut in half and layered it behind the top and bottom of the Congratulations label, then attached the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, a Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon bow was added topped using Glue Dots with a Real Red button and clear heart Bitty Button threaded with Linen Thread.

  Layered Labels red congratulations card matching envelope

I also made a matching envelope and with the Diagonal Scoring Plate this takes less than a minute to do.  (To view more information and a video on the diagonal scoring plate click here.) To make this square envelope, cut your paper to 9″ square, score each side diagonally at 4-1/4″, trim out the small triangles where your score lines meet  and fold up.

Layered Labels red congratulations card envelope open You’ll notice I added button closure to the back with Linen Thread.  This is a fun feature if you are hand delivering your card, but not so practical for mailing.  🙂 To create this closure, attach the end of the Linen Thread to a Dimensional then to a button.  Adhere the button, thread side down on the envelope.  Then just place the other button on the other side with a Dimensionals.  Now wrap the thread around the buttons to close.

 Enjoy!  Julie

Layered Labels red congratulations card close up

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Layered Labels w-#127070 c-#127072
Ink: Marina Mist #126962
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP #126898, Real Red cs #100052, Very Vanilla cs #101650
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Scallop Circle Bigz Die #113468, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon #122331, Linen Thread #104199, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Bitty Buttons #118761, Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586
Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle

Summer Silhouette: Color Challenge Design Team

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle I’ve been invited to be on the September design team for the Splitcoaststampers color challenges.  I’m so excited to join a team of super talented ladies and share color inspiration.

This week’s challenge – A Basic Chocolate Gumball; create a card using Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green.  The extra challenge – to make your own pattern paper background.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card detail

To create this card I started by stamping the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette stamp set with versamark and Gumball Green ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut out the leaf panel, but instead of directly die-cutting the label, I die-cut a template.  Then I used a pencil to trace around the template label around the leaves and trimmed it out with Paper Snips, snipping around the leaves that extended beyond the edge.  View the  video tutorial on ‘stamping outside the lines’  here or http://youtu.be/8Rj4JLBT2SM.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card flat

I painted the label with a light wash of Basic Gray ink, splattered it with Chocolate Chip ink and, lastly, sponged the bottom right with Basic Gray ink.  I added flower circles punched out with a Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, and Silver Mini Brads to the ends of the lable.

In my sample, I made a pattern paper background for the square accents by first stamping the lattice grid with Chocolate Chip ink and then randomly stamping the small flower burst with stamped-off Basic Gray ink.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card butterfly

In addition, I added a Primrose Petals accent with the little butterflies and the Dahlias.  To make the butterflies, I created more pattern paper by closely stamping the small flower burst on Whisper White card stock with Primrose Petals before running it through the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adding a rhinestone.  Each butterfly was also backed with a Primrose Petals butterfly.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card tag

The ‘thinking of you’ tag end was trimmed out by cutting just the end with the side of the a Apothecary Accents Framelit.  The card base is Basic Gray card stock with the corners rounded.

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Want to take your crafting to the next level?  Purchase the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  With the Big Shot, you can add texture and fabulous die-cut accentsI use my Big Shot on almost every project and it’s super versatile and easy to use.

Enjoy, Julie

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Gumball Green #126861, Chocolate Chip #126979, Basic Gray #126981, Primrose Petals #126858, VersaMark #102283
Paper: Gumball Green #126840, Basic Gray #121044, Primrose Petals #126841, Whisper White # 100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Corner Punch #119871, Mini Silver Brads #122941, In Color Dahlias #127556,  Basic Jewels Rhinestones #119246, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Sponges #101610
Circle Circus sour cream treat box

Halloween Twist Treat Container

Circle Circus sour cream treat box

The Happy Halloween Twist Container is perfect for treating friends without tricks!!  This is such a simple project made with a quarter sheet of paper.  I decided to create a video to show you ‘in person’ how easy this is to make.  A friend even made these as a wedding favor using the couple’s wedding colors.

I’ve recorded a tutorial to demonstrate this project as it is easier to ‘see’ the instructions than to read them.  You can find the video tutorial here or http://youtu.be/EilIudZQsRc.

Start with a 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ piece of paper, in this case Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your piece and add sticky strip to the back on three edges: both long edges and one short edge.  Roll it up like a tp roll, then pinch the bottom, add your treats and then pinch the top at the opposite angle, which creates the twist.

Circle Circus sour cream treat box tag

The Happy Halloween sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped in White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  The banner tag was cropped out with the Bitty Banner Framelits and a 1/2″ circle was added to attach twine and ribbon from tag to container.

Circle Circus sour cream treat box top

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Enjoy, Julie

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784, Teeny Tiny Wishes w-#115370 c-#127802
Ink: Elegant Eggplant #126969, Pumpkin Pie #126945, Black StazOn #101406, White Craft Ink #101731
Paper:  Whisper White card stock #100730, Elegant Eggplant #105126, Basic Black #121045
Extras: Bitty Banner Framelits #129267, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113474, White Embossing Powder #109132, White Bakers Twine #124262, Stitched Ribbon #126876,  Sticky Strip #104294, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
moving forward frog friendship card

Moving Forward Froggie Friend!

moving forward frog friendship card This little frog from Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward stamp set is just adorable!  I copied this card straight from the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine.  The cute frog, the bright colors and the playful polka dot paper make this card super cheery!  I know a friend that could use a little cheering right now and I don’t know how anyone could keep from smiling looking at this hoppy frog.

To make the card base, first cut Island Indigo card stock and fold, then insert the front into the Chevron embossing folder and run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

moving forward frog friendship card detail

The frog is stamped with Gumball Green stamp ink.  The bouncy swirls were stamped with Basic  Gray stamped off first to allow for a lighter color.  Also, the mini silver brads add just the right touch and keep the card clean and simple at the same time.

The tails of the mini silver brads are long and thin and on small strips of paper can stick out of the back, but they can be easily snipped shorter.

moving forward frog friendship card angle

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Enjoy,  Jule

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Moving Forward w-#126320 c-#126322
Ink: Basic Gray #126981, Gumball Green #126861
Paper: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Island Indigo #122923
Extras: Chevron Embossing Folders #127749, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Gumball Green Stitche Satin Ribbon #126848
summer silhouettes watercolor greeting card angle

How to Create a Watercolor Mist Background

summer silhouettes watercolor greeting card angle

Usually when I sit down to create a card or other project, I start with an idea  of what it is I’m going to do.  More often than not, as I stamp,  the idea develops into something a little different than what I originally envisioned.  Today’s card is no exception.

summer silhouettes watercolor greeting card close up

I had planned to watercolor mist the background and cut it out with a die cut, but I had not planned to use the rest of the misted card stock until I started working on it.  Using a plain white exterior would have given a totally different look and I’m not sure which I would have liked better but this is what I went with.   I do like the way the stem extends to the bottom of the card.

Here’s a video on how to very simply create this background using the lid of your stamp case, a couple of markers and mist of water.   http://youtu.be/rl7gFC0HRq8

summer silhouettes watercolor greeting card glitter flower

This background uses Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight markers, colored on the lid of the stamp case, then misted and applied to the Whisper White card stock.  After creating the watercolored background, I stamped the flower in Rich Razzleberry and added highlights with Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue.

I die cut the center image with the 3rd framelit from Labels Collection and die cut the exterior with the 4th framelit centered in the middle.  Then I adhered both onto Rich Razzleberry card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

summer silhouettes watercolor greeting card

This card is very soothing and pleasant in person.  The pictures give a little different vibe.  I will stamp a ‘praying for you’ sentiment in the interior and send this off to a young woman that my daughters grew up with who was just last week diagnosed with a brain tumor and had surgery this past week.  She’s a very talented young 2nd grade teacher and we pray for her health and a full recovery.

Enjoy,  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collections Framelits #125598, Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335, White Bakers Twine #124262, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons #127555, Dazzling Details #124117, Dimensionals #104430, Daffodil Delight Marker #119677, 2011-13 In-Color Markers #123002