Project Recipe:Paper: Real Red #, Daffodil Delight #, Basic Black #, Whisper White #100730Die: Petite Purse Bigz Die #125606, 3-1/2″ Circle Die # 121811Punches: 3/4″ Circle #119873, 1/2″ Circle #119869, Cupcake Builder #121807, Large Oval #119855, Bird Builder #117191, 1″ Square 124094Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Sticky Strip #104294, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430Extra: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Stampin’ Up! just released FIVE new video tutorials featuring projects from the 2012-13 catalog. Each video is only 2-3 minutes long and if you watch all five you’ll learn a lot of new techniques for your 10 minute time investment. Definitely worth watching!
1. Watch “Baby Memory Book Page Technique”which shows techniques used to create the Baby Memory book on page 62 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. You’ll love the unique use of the embossing folder!
3. Watch “Tea Shoppe Technique” featuring the fabulous gift box featured on page 56 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This video will walk you through the entire creation of this gift box complete with dividers, clear lid and band in less than 4 minutes!
4. Watch “Stampin’ Emboss Technique” and learn how to create faux metal tags with any stamp! I LOVE the look of these ‘metal’ tags. This is from the 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog pg. 105.
5. Watch “Outdoors Journal Technique” which will show in less than 2 minutes how to create faux leather and add distressing to a journal or anything else for that matter. The featured project can be found on page 68 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
This World Treasures Friendship Card starts out with an unusual background created by water stamping. I sponged Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple ink on Whisper White card stock covering the whole background. Then I soaked a paper towel in water on a paper plate and using it as a stamp pad, stamped circles from the Circle Circus stamp set to complete the background. As the water dries, the ink lightens giving the effect you see here.
The main message was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and trimmed out with the framelit from the Apothecary Framelits set. To keep the framelit in place so that the greeting would stay centered I held it in place with post it notes.
The Rich Razzleberry label was also cut out with an Apothecary Framelit and then edged with paper piercing made super fast and easy with the paper piercing tool, mat and template. A dynamic trio!
The ends of the label were punched with the 1/4″ circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I first punched the circle from a post it note and placed it where I wanted to punch the circle on the label. That made it easy to punch the label and get it right where I wanted it! I demonstrated this idea in the video on creating a scallop frame a couple of weeks ago using a large circle punch.
Each piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then the ribbon was threaded through before the background was adhered to the Whisper White card stock base. Normally, I use about an inch of SNAIL adhesive in each corner and maybe some in the middle if it’s a large piece, but on this background I SNAIL’d (new word) the entire edge to keep it in place. The water stamping tends to warp the paper slightly and using extra adhesive helps solve the warping.
A little Catalog magic inspired this Pretty Postage birthday card! The card on the bottom of page 178 was the specific inspiration. I changed the stamps and the colors slightly and I was excited to use the little silver mini brads for the first time. Love those little things – so cute!
The circles on the blue tag are stamped Marina Mist ink on Marina Mist card stock, color on color, with a circle stamp from the Circle Circus stamp set.
The birthday cake was colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped and punched out with the Postage Punch. When I color a stamp with markers I like to start with the lightest color first to keep the markers clean. With this card it was easiest to color the candles flames first as they are so tiny and it would have been really hard to color them just right after everything else was colored in.
The flag ends of the large Early Espress banner and the Certainly Celery banner were cut with the corner of a Square Punch.
Do you need a 2012-13 Catalog for inspiration? Email me now with your U. S. address and I’ll one in the mail to you.
I know you are asking yourself, “Where did she get that CRAZY FUN background paper?” And I would answer, “I made it with shaving cream and reinkers.” Yep, that’s right. I spread foam shaving cream on some wax paper, dotted it with reinkers, swished it around and put my paper right on top of the swished inked shaving cream.
This technique will be further explained in my next newsletter. You can subscribe in the box on the right at the top of the page.
After I created the background paper I stamped the lattice print from Summer Silhouettes on the left side as an ‘anchor’ for my butterflies to land on. The butterflies were punched twice for each one. The stamped butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set was punched out and then a shadow butterfly was created by punching from the coordinating card stock. The Pearl Basic Jewels were added for instant elegance.
And did you notice the sweet scallop edge on the left side. This was created with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. This punch creates a double sided scallop ribbon but I love the effect of using it under the edge as a scallop border.
I stamped a strip of Whisper White card stock in Always Artichoke with the ‘wonderful’ stamp from Friendly Phrases then stamped the mini butterfly in Primrose Petals ink stamped on scrap paper first for a lighter application.
The end of the strip was cut as a banner with the corner of a square punch. Then the left edge was stamped with the lattice image. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up where I wanted it so that it would match up with the card base. I’m SOOO glad I rediscovered my stamp-a-ma-jig tool. I’m using it so often now it will need a place in my primary space. Time to move something to secondary storage to make room!
All the colorful swirls add so much movement to this card!