Friday, January 13, 2017

Corrugated Stars with a Billie Bow - One Hour Card Class 038 OHCC038


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message, text or email me for more info. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Cherry Cobbler card.  Sign or stamp the back.

Merry Moments DSP panel 3-3/4” x 5”.

Cut the same piece at 2-1/4” x 5”.  Flip the bottom piece over and tape to the top piece.

Cut Taupe grosgrain ribbon 5” long.  Tape ends at the back to cover the join.  Adhere to card front.  Set aside.

Cut one piece of Corrugated Paper at 2-1/2” square and one at 3-1/2” square.  Die cut two stars using the Stars FramelitsSandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.  Save the negative small star die for later.

Add Dimensionals to the smaller star and adhere to center of larger star.  Glue to card front.

Cut 30” of gold cord. Cut 6” off it and set aside.  Make a Billie Bow with the longer cord – you can see her video on this post OR wrap the 24” length of cord around two fingers 3 or 4 times then around three fingers until it is used up.  Pinch the center and tie the 6” length of cord around it into a tight knot.  Use the bone folder to curl the tails.  Adhere to center of stars with a glue dot.  Trim if necessary.  Set aside. 

Make a faux knot by cutting another 3-1/2” of taupe ribbon.  Wrap around existing ribbon and tie a knot.  Add a glue dot to the back of it. 

Remember the writing tablet?  Perfect for the inside of cards.  Fold a piece in half. Stamp with a phrase and an image if desired.  Add a strip of leftover DSP.  Adhere to inside of the card.

Trace the negative small star onto a white envelope made using the envelope punch board.  Protect the envelope with scraps of paper and sponge inside the star. 

A matching envelope! 


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Through the Window - One Hour Card Class 015 OHCC015


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  Join me any Thursday, Friday or Saturday and we will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Stamps: Happy Scenes.

Ink: True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Sky.

Cardstock: Christmas wrapping paper for envelope, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets, White, True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Holiday Thyme DSP (2006).

Accessories: Fast Fuse Adhesive, two-way glue pen, Tombow glue, envelope punch board, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, pencil, Sponge, Dimensionals, silicone craft sheet, paper piercer, rhinestones, silver metallic thread, Home and Hearth Thinlits, True Thyme stitched grosgrain ribbon, embossing buddy, Dazzling Diamonds,

Punches: Word Window, Itty Bitty Accents (flower), Martha Stewart’s medium branch.

Thyme card at 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”.  Fold in half to create a top fold card.  Sign or stamp the back.  Set aside.

Cut a Very Vanilla white panel at 5-1/4” x 4” for the outside of the card.  Lay the window thinlit from the Home and Hearth Thinlits about ½” from the top.  Cut a scrap of Old Olive cardstock 1” by 4” and lay the window box on it. Cut both at the same time with the Big Shot: Magnetic Platform, cutting pad, cardstock, die with cutting blades down, cutting pad. 

Stamp the phrase from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Old Olive ink onto the same Vanilla panel.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.

Sponge edges of the phrase in Cranberry Crisp inkSponge the edges of the window with True Thyme ink and the window box in Old Olive ink.  Set aside.

Wrap 14” of silver thread around two fingers about 4 times. 

Adhere thread to back of the Old Olive window box with Tombow glue or glue dots.  Set aside.

Cut white cardstock at 3” square.  Lightly trace the inside of the window with a pencil as a guide for the tree placement.  Trace to fit the outside of the window.  Stamp the trees from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Old Olive ink.

Stamp the snowflakes from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Pool Party ink.  Lightly sponge the sky in Soft Sky ink.  Heat to dry slightly.  Rub with the embossing buddy. Pounce the two-way glue pen in the snow area and run a couple thin lines under the trees.  Cover with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Set aside to dry.

Lay the window on the trees.  Trim to fit the outside of the window.  Erase pencil marks.

Cut one piece of Holiday Thyme DSP (2006) at 2” x 3-3/4” and another one at 3” x 3-3/4”.  Butt and tape the 3-3/4” edges together.  Cover the join with 4-1/2” of True Thyme stitched grosgrain ribbon and tape to the back.

Check that the DSP panel fits the vanilla panel – trim if necessary.  Adhere together. Add to the card front.

Cut a window sheet at 2-1/2” by 3-1/4”.  Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the window.  Set aside.

Using a paint brush, brush away any loose glitter from the tree panel.  Adhere the tree image to the window sheet.  Set aside.

Adhere phrase to Old Olive window box.  Adhere box to bottom of window.  Add mounts to the back of the window and adhere to the card front.  Set aside. 

Punch 3 flowers from Cranberry Crisp cardstock using the Itty Bitty Accents punch.  Curl the petals with a bone folder.  Punch three white branches using Martha Stewart’s medium branch punch.  Add in a pleasing manner next to the phrase.  Add rhinestones to the centers of each flower.

Cut writing tablet paper to fit the inside of the card.  Sponge edges in a circular motion in Cranberry Crisp ink.  Stamp the phrase from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Old Olive ink.  Add some snowflakes from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Soft Sky ink and adhere to the inside of the card.

Make an envelope using Christmas wrapping paper and the envelope punch board.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Swirly Scribbles Snowman - One Hour Card Class 034 OHCC034


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Who would have thought you could make a snowman using the Swirly Scribble Thinlits!  Pinterest people are amazing!

Marina Mist card.  Sign the back.

Marina Mist panel 5-1/4” x 4”.  Run through the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Set aside.

To re-color ribbon, cut white Organza ribbon 8” long.  Set the ribbon on the Real Red Ink Pad.  Set a sponge on top and pull the ribbon to recolor it. 

It continues to bleed while it is drying so don’t over do it – I pulled it through two times on each side.

Color the end you were hanging on to.  Let dry at least a half hour. 

The ribbon may not be Real Red when it dries so you may have to change the hat and Merry to Cherry Cobbler as I did.  This is a great technique because you only need one roll of white ribbon or white Twine etc. to make any of the 48 colors in SU!  Set aside.

Die cut Merry from the Expressions Thinlits or Christmas Greetings Thinlits in Cherry Cobbler 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” cardstock.  Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock – wax paper - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.  Color with clear Wink of Stella.  Set aside. 

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 5-1/4” x 3”.  The smallest circle die fits inside the large circle.  Die cut with the Swirly Scribble Thinlits.  Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock – wax paper - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.

I have marked each body part with a red mark.

Place the flat red mark on the largest piece at the bottom.  The other red mark ends up on the top.  Place the red marks on the middle piece just under the last swirly scribble at the top of the bottom piece.  Oh boy!  Does that make sense?  Hopefully you can see what I am saying by looking at the picture.  I like to add a touch of Tombow glue to temporarily hold these together so work on your Silicone Craft Sheet.

Touch the red mark on the head to the top of the middle piece.  Again, add a touch of glue to temporarily hold these together.  Set aside.

Cut a strip 1-1/2” wide of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Punch the main hat piece using the Jolly Hat Builder punch.  Run the hat through the Square Lattice embossing folder. Set aside.

Cut a scrap of vanilla cardstock ¾” wide.  Stamp using the Touches of Texture stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink.

Punch out the band and pompom with the Jolly Hat Builder punch.

Assemble hat to the snowman. 

Add snowman to the panel about ½” from right side of panel and centered from top to the bottom using the Press ‘n Seal wrap technique to adhere the intricate die.  Lay right side of the intricate die on Press ‘n Seal wrap.  Press lightly to make the image cling.  Apply Fine Tip glue pen to the die.  Pick up the Press ‘n Seal wrap and transfer the snowman to the panel.  Press in place.  Discard Press ‘n Seal wrap. I have pictures of this technique below when applying ‘Merry’.

Place snowman on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat.  Poke a hole through the snowman and panel with the Paper Piercing Tool at his neck.  Set aside. 

Paper Fastener Bow Tutorial

Open the prongs of your silver paper fastener and set aside.  Fold ribbon in a loop around the bow maker.

Gather the ribbon in the center in your fingers. 

 Put the two prongs around the ribbon.

Close the prongs of the fastener back together and insert them through the hole in the snowman.

Open the fastener on back side of the panel and flatten.  Adhere panel to card front.

Adjust bow as you like and trim the ends.

Use Press ‘n Seal wrap technique to adhere the intricate die.  Lay right side of Merry on Press ‘n Seal wrap.  Press lightly to make the image cling.  Apply Fine Tip glue pen to the die.

Pick up the Press ‘n Seal wrap and transfer Merry to the card.  Press in place.

Discard Press ‘n Seal wrap. No mess!!

Wrap 20” Silver Cord around the card and tie into a knot.  Tie charms with the cord tails with metallic thread.  Add a glue dot behind the knot.  Tie remaining cord into a bow and trim.

Once I am done fiddling with everything, I add a little puddle of Tombow glue to the silver cord knot on my bow hoping that helps it from coming undone.

Remember the writing tablet?  Perfect for the inside of cards.  Fold a piece in half. Stamp with a phrase from the Joyful Christmas stamp set and an image if desired.  Adhere to inside of the card.

Make a snowman using the circles from the Swirly Bird stamp set on your envelope.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Corrugated Winter Card - One Hour Card Class 007 - OHCC007



If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Hardwood, Gorgeous Grunge, Greetings of the Season (retired) for the inside.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Corrugated, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, writing paper.

Ink: Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Island Indigo.

Accessories: Stamping Sponges, bone folder, scissors, pencil, Snail Adhesive, Tombow glue or Mini Glue Dots or Snail, Softly Falling embossing folder, Coluzzle circle template, Stampin’ Trimmer, 15” Silver Metallic Bakers Twine, 15” Coastal Cabana thick bakers twine.

Punch: Star from Itty Bitty Accents pack, Tree, Scalloped Tag Topper.

Blackberry Bliss card.  It is hard to sign or stamp the back of a dark card – my solution is to stamp your signature stamp on to a label or use an address label.  Set aside. 

Cut a panel 5-1/4” x 4” from Smoky Slate cardstock.  Stamp with the Hardwood stamp set using Soft Suede inkSponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Set aside.

Fold the writing paper in half for the inside of the card.  Lay the paper on top of the Hardwood stamp set without re-inking, cover with a scrap piece of paper and press gently to transfer the ink.

Stamp a phrase from the Greetings of the Season with Island Indigo ink.  Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the inside of the card.  Set aside. 

Stamp a tree from the Festival of Trees stamp set on to Pool Party cardstock with Pool Party ink and another tree on to Island Indigo cardstock with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Heat to dry slightly.  Rub with the Embossing Buddy.  Punch out with the Tree punch.  Pounce very lightly to add a touch of 2-way glue here and there on each tree.

Cover with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Set aside to dry. 

To extend the length of any of the Banners Framelits, simply cut the cardstock slightly narrower than the width of the INSIDE of the die by as long as you want it.  Lay the end to be cut under the die and the other end on top!  Just die cut that one end!

Cut Island Indigo cardstock 2-3/4” wide by 5-1/2” long.  Cut Pool Party cardstock a hair wider than 1-3/8” wide by 5-1/2” long.  Extend the length as stated above.

Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink. 

Adhere Island Indigo tag to the center of smoky slate panel.  Set aside.

Run Pool Party tag through the Softly Falling embossing folder with the ink facing the Sizzix logo.  Adhere to the center of the Island Indigo tag.

Trim top if necessary and re-sponge.  Adhere panel to card front.  Set aside.

Cut the Corrugated paper 2” wide by 4” long.  Punch with the tag topper punch.  Cut 8” of Coastal Cabana thick twine and 8” Silver Metallic Bakers Twine.  Join them together.    Tie into a bunny ear bow – make two loops and tie together.  I found this picture on Pinterest but the website is no longer available.

There is also a good picture tutorial here but honestly, it is as simple as making two bunny ears and tying them together.  Use a glue dot to adhere to the tag.

Adhere tag to card front.  Set aside.

Cut a 2-3/4” circle using the Coluzzle circle template.  Since doing this card, I have invested in the Layering Circles Framelits dies.  One of the circles in there is pretty darn close to 2-3/4”.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Over stamp with the dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink.  Adhere to the center of the card.  Set aside. 

Cut Smoky Slate cardstock at 3-3/4” long by 5/8” wide.  Cut each end into a flag using the Banner Punch.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Adhere to the center of the circle.  Set aside.

Brush excess glitter of the trees with a paint brush.  Adhere trees to the circle in a pleasing manner.

Punch 3 stars from glimmer cardstock 2-1/2” x ¾”.  Adhere to card front.

Using Tissue Paper and Freezer Paper to make an Envelope

Turn iron on a medium-high setting. 

Cut the freezer paper 8” square.  Cut the piece of tissue paper at least 10”.

Crumple the tissue paper, open and crumple again to add texture.

Carefully smooth out the tissue paper but don’t remove all the wrinkles. 

Lay papers on your ironing board with the freezer paper on the bottom (wax side up) and the tissue paper on top (pretty side up) and gently iron. 

When ironing, don’t smooth out the wrinkles as that would defeat the whole purpose of crumpling it.  Instead, press it.  To do this you put your iron in one place for a few seconds, lift it up, don’t slide it, and put it down again somewhere else.  Overlap your “pressings”. 

Turn paper over and press again. 

Cut excess tissue paper off flush with the freezer paper.

Complete with the Envelope punch board.

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