Friday, June 9, 2017

Bokeh Background - One Hour Card Class 018 OHCC018


Join me any Thursday, Friday or Saturday and we will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail in just one hour!  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.

This word is pronounced "bouquet", like a bouquet of flowers.  It is a blurry, out of focus, spotty background seen in photos.

Stamps: Pictogram Punches, Suite Sayings (for inside).

Cardstock: White, Silver Glimmer paper, Shimmer paper, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron.

Ink: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, White craft.

Punches: ¼” circle, 3/4” circle, ½” circle, 1” circle, 1-1/4” circle, star from Itty Bitty pack.

Accessories: sponge, paper fastener, ribbon, Banners Framelits, Stars Framelits, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Elegant Dots embossing folder, heat tool, Swiffer disposable cloth, shaving brush.

Tempting Turquoise card.  Fold in half – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold.  Stamp or sign the back.  Set aside.

Cut Shimmer paper 5 x 3-3/4”.  In a circular motion, sponge turquoise ink in a V shape.  Sponge Calypso Coral ink in an upside down V.  Sponge remaining white spaces in with So Saffron ink.  Set aside.

Use a piece of heavy vellum and punch with different sizes of circle punches - ¼”, 3/4”, ½”, 1”and 1-1/4”.  Be sure not to be too close to the edges and that the circles have space between them.

Lay the circle template over the sponged panel.  Use a sponge to add White Craft Ink to the panel.  Sponge lightly with the bigger circles and get gradually darker with the smaller ones. 

Things get a little messy at this point!  Lift to move the template around to get different sized circles all over the panel.  Keep going until almost all of the panel has circles on it.  Best scenario would be to do this technique the night before you want to make your project so the white craft ink will dry naturally but you can use your heat tool to hurry this along - Craft Ink dries slower than Classic Ink, however, we will not dry it yet. 

I let my circle template dry overnight then stored it to reuse over and over for this technique. Other color combo’s I’ve seen and liked for this background are Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss; Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight; Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie; Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss.  Set panel aside.

Cut white cardstock at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Sponge edges with Calypso Coral ink.  Stamp phrase from the Suite Sayings stamp set in coral.  Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the inside of the card.  Set aside.

Cut another piece of white cardstock at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Cut out the middle.  Stamp the phrase on the scrap of white cardstock with Calypso Coral ink.  Trim, allowing ½” from the letter S, 3” long and about 7/8” wide.  Cut the right end into a flag using the template.  Sponge edges with Calypso Coral ink.  Set aside.

Cut Tempting Turquoise cardstock 3-1/4” square.  Tape the third and fourth largest star from the Stars Framelits die to it with cutting blades facing card stock.  Run through the Cuttlebug: Sandwich – A plate – C plate – die and cardstock with cutting blades up – B plate.  Save the center star for the inside of the card. Set aside.

Cut So Saffron cardstock 1-1/2 x 2-3/4”.  Use the 5th largest banner from the Banners Framelits.  Cut out with this Cuttlebug: Sandwich – A plate – C plate – die and cardstock with cutting blades up – B plate. 

Run through the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  Set aside. 

Cut the smallest star die from 1-1/2” square Glimmer paper.  Add mounts.  Punch 3 small stars from the Glimmer paper with the Itty Bitty punch.  Set aside.

Now we will add add glitter to the edge of cardstock only. Edge the outside of both stars and the phrase with 2-way glue pen.

Dip in Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Glitter gets everywhere!  An easy way to clean up glitter is with a Swiffer disposable clothAlso, a lint roller picks up glitter like a charm! And another idea is to use a piece of masking tape or duct tape.

Slightly dry Bokeh panel with heat tool.  Adhere Bokeh panel to white frame panel.  Partially glue star in place with Tombow glue.  Punch a 1/8” circle at the top of the star and through the panel.  Set aside until we make the bow.

Paper Fastener Bow Tutorial

Open the prongs of your paper fastener.  Fold 5” of ¼” ribbon in a loop (like a breast cancer ribbon). 

Bring the loop down so that it covers where the ribbon crosses itself. 

Gather the ribbon in the center in your fingers and stick it between the two prongs of the paper fastener. 

Close the prongs of the fastener and insert them in the cardstock. 

Open up the fastener on back side of the cardstock and flatten.

Adjust bow as you like and trim the ends.

Adhere the Bokeh panel to card front.  Adhere flag, phrase and stars to the card.

Add remaining star to the inside of the card.

The picture tutorial for the envelope was taken from a different post hence the different color of ink used.

Adhere a doily in a couple of spots with snail adhesive to the front of an envelope.

Pounce with ink using a shaving brush.

Remove doily for a delicate envelope. 



Friday, June 2, 2017

Man’s Shirt and Bow Tie - One Hour Card Class 021 OHCC021


Join me any Thursday, Friday or Saturday and we will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail - in just one hour!  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message 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: Heard from the Heart (retired) for inside.

Ink: Pear Pizzaz.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, Muirfield DSP (retired), Very Vanilla.

Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Tombow Glue, glue dots, sponge, envelope punch board, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, pencil.

Punches: Bow Builder.

Baja Breeze card.  Fold in half for a side fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold.  Stamp or sign the back.  Set aside.

Cut Muirfield DSP 5-1/4” x 4”.   Sponge edges with Pear Pizzaz ink.  Cut a slip 1-1/2” long at the top center of the panel.  Score to the points and fold to create a collar.  Sponge edges of collar with Pear Pizzaz ink. 

Curl the points of the collar slightly with a bone folder.   Add dimensionals near the fold only.  Adhere to the card front.

Fold writing tablet paper in half.  Stamp a phrase from the Heard from the Heart (retired) stamp set in Pear Pizzaz ink and adhere to the inside of the card. 

Cut Pear Pizzaz cardstock 1” wide to make the bow tie.  Punch 2 bows and two rectangles from the cardstock with the Bow Builder punch.  Sponge with Pear Pizzaz ink.


Curl the bow pieces and one rectangle piece with a bone folder.

Glue the ends of each bow together.  I like to use the Tombow glue as I find the glue dots add too much thickness.  Cut a tiny bit off both ends of the bow so that it will fit closer together. 

Glue the ends of the bow together. 

Add a thin layer of glue to the entire curled rectangle piece.

 Wrap tightly around bow.  Set aside. 



To make a handkerchief, cut Baja Breeze cardstock 1-1/2” wide.  Cut two triangles from the corners. They don’t have to be exact triangles but close.  Sponge peaks in Pear Pizzaz ink. 

Glue the handkerchief triangles together in different heights. 

Glue the handkerchief triangles to the remaining rectangle, also known as the pocket. Trim.  Set aside. 

Adhere bow to card front with a glue dot.

Adhere pocket.  Flick the handkerchief towards you to give dimension. 

Make an envelope from old DSP using the Envelope Punch Board. 



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Celebrate with Balloon Pop Up - One Hour Card Class 054 OHCC054


Stamps - Balloon Adventures, Just for You.

Ink - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight marker, Daffodil Delight.

Paper - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White.

Tools - Tombow glue, Celebrations Duo embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Snail adhesive, Balloon Pop-Up thinlits dies, stylus, sequins, Misti.

It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, 

The embossing folders in this set deboss the words.  That means that they press into the surface of the cardstock so that the word is recessed.  The Celebrations Duo (Occasions 2017) Embossing Folders make deep, crisp impressions—great for card fronts and accents. 

For this card, I used one of the 'smears' from the Work of Art stamp set to make the word pop a little. 

On the inside of the card, the Whisper White layer was die cut with the Balloon Pop-up thinlits and then stamped and added some balloon dies. AWESOME! 

Stamped an envelope to match! 

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 and 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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bloomin' Love Watercolor Resist Card - One Hour Card Class 027 OHCC027


Are you just starting to find the joy of rubber stamping?  Or maybe you are someone that loves to craft but find very little time to enjoy it?  Well, join me for my One Hour Card Class workshops!  Even if you have never made a card before, you will love these simple and quick workshops!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message me for more info.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach, help you get started and teach you how to use SU! supplies.  From simple to advance, 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: Bloomin' Love, Suite Sayings (Occasions 2016), Occasional Quotes (inside.  Hostess 2010/11).

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Versamark.

Cardstock: Shimmery White Card Stock, Island Indigo, Pool Party, vellum.

Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, pencil, Sponge, Dimensionals, silicone craft sheet, Elegant Dots embossing folder, paper piercer, clear Wink of Stella, Pearl Basic Jewels, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, 5/8” organza ribbon.

Punches: oval scallop.

Pool Party card 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”.  Fold in half to create a top fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold.  Stamp or sign the back.  Randomly stamp small flowers from the Bloomin' Love stamp set in Pool Party ink on the front.  Run the front through the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  Set aside.

Cut vellum 4” x 10-3/4” for the inside of the card.  Fold in half.  Stamp the heart and flowers from the Bloomin' Love stamp set in Pool Party ink.  Stamp the phrase from the Occasional Quotes stamp set (Hostess 2010/11) in Island Indigo ink over the heart and set aside to dry.

Stamp the front of an envelope with the heart in Pool Party ink. 

Cut Shimmery White Card Stock 3" x 3".  Stamp the floral heart from the Bloomin' Love stamp set in Versamark ink.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat emboss. 

Add a drop of Bermuda Bay re-inker and Island Indigo re-inker on to the lids of the ink pads. 

Use the aqua painter and start at the top with Bermuda Bay and wash it to the center, then add Island Indigo from the bottom, overlapping and blending the colors in the middle. Let dry.  Use a tissue to wipe up any ink residue that remains on the embossed details.  Sponge edges in Pool Party ink.  Set aside.

Mat water colored image onto 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" Island Indigo cardstock.  Add mounts.  Place on card front about ¼” from the top of the card.

Stamp the phrase from the Suite Sayings stamp set on Pool Party cardstock with Island Indigo ink.  Punch with the oval scallop punch and sponge in Pool Party ink.  Add dimensionals and set aside.

Cut 5/8” organza ribbon 15” long.  Wrap and tie in a double-knot under the image. Place a glue dot behind the knot.

Adhere phrase under the ribbon.

Color the water colored area with the Wink of Stella clear brush

Add one large and two small Pearl Basic Jewels to the heart.

Slide vellum under the ribbon on the inside of the card. Tack with snail adhesive at the fold.

Card and envelope completed.

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