I wish you could touch this card! The Natural Composition Specialty paper used for the card base is amazing. Look closely at the embossed texture. And because of the embossed texture, I used the permanent ink of Black StazOn ink to stamp the sentiment.
The star of the show on this card are punches: The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the 1″ Square Punch. Now it may not be obvious where I used the 1″ Square Punch, but if you watch this tutorial on creating the flag ends on this card, you’ll see how the square punch can be used to make this design easy work.
This beautiful scripted ‘Thank You’ is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set. The four petal butterfly centers were first stamped with the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch. Once centered on each butterfly, I then added a Rhinestone to each.
Once again a very simple, clean design inspired by a sample in the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine.
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Card Recipe:Stamps: Blooming With Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422, Itty Bitty Bits w-#117056 c-#120060Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Summer Starfruit #126991Paper: Natural Composite Specialty Paper #126917, Patio Party Designer Series Paper #126916, Primrose Petals #126841, Summer Starfruit #126839Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, 1″ Square Punch #124094, Basic Jewels Rhinestone #119246
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.