Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Special Reason


Cut Whisper White Thick card stock to 8.5" x 5.5" and score at 4.25".


Cut a second piece of Whisper White (Thick or regular) card stock to 5.25" x 4"


Cut a piece of the Mint Macaron glimmer paper to 3.5" x 4"


Using the cutout leaf die, cut into the 5.25 x 4" Whisper White card stock 3 times (twice on the bottom left edge and once on the bottom edge at about 0.5" in from the right.


Use the large flower framelit and cut into a piece of Daffodil Delight. This will be the background for the next piece.


Use the large flower thinlit to cut into a piece of Daffodil Delight. Adhere this piece to the piece in


Stamp the greeting on the 5.25 x 4" piece of Whisper White.


Attach the glimmer paper (I used the Mint Macaron) to the back of the 5.25 x 4" Whisper White piece.


Use dimensionals to attach the large flower to the 5.25 x 4" Whisper White piece.


Use dimensionals to attach the 5.25 x 4" Whisper White to the front of the folded base card.


Add sequins and you're done.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Simple Christmas Card

I shared this card with a Stamp Camp group.  Of the 6 cards they could make, this one was one of the top two hits.  I hope you like it as well.

  1. This is a two layer card where the base is Emerald Envy card stock.
  2. The top layer is Whisper White.
  3. Before any adhesive was used, I embossed the WW card stock with holiday words.
  4. Next, I die cut the evergreen tree from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits dies. It's centered on the WW card stock.
  5. The WW card stock is laid over the card base without adhesive at this point.  Center it and use a pencil to mark the points where the treetop and and trunk base will hit on the green base card.
  6. Lay down Washi tape in a diagonal pattern onto the green card front.  Use the dots you made to determine where to start and stop.
  7. Now attach the embossed WW layer to the front of your card using dimensionals. 

It's that easy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Color Challenge

Are you looking to kickstart some ideas for a card?  Your supplies overwhelming you?  I often find that I just don't know where to start for a new card.  Should I pick a stamp set and go from there?  Maybe find a good card online and CASE it?  How about letting color inspire you?  I've picked some colors for you in this color challenge.  See if these generate a card idea.  Do you look at them and see something with a Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter look?  Do the colors scream flowers, fish, or parties?  Inspire yourself through color.  What would you create with these colors?  Let me know if you take the challenge.


Friday, June 19, 2015





Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin' Pad down against the inked pad, then open the lid. Use a blender pen, Aqua Painter or damp watercolor brush to lift the ink from the small pool of color in the lid and apply to stamped image.



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Big Shot Use

Stampin' Up's Big Shot does more than emboss.  Watch this video to see its many uses.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Heat Embossing

 Heat Embossing

Our October Stamp Camp featured Heat Embossing.  You've seen business cards on which the writing seems raised.  That is one effect of heat embossing.  It also gives a different sheen to the stamped object.

What you'll need:  card stock, selected stamp, VersaMark (catalog pg. 203 , Powder Pals (catalog pg. 201), Embossing Buddy (catalog pg. 201, and Emboss Powder (catalog pg. 201).

1]   Place your card stock in a Powder Pal tray or over a large piece of scratch paper.

2]   Rub the Embossing Buddy across the card stock you want to emboss. This keeps the embossing powder from sticking anywhere but on the ink. 

3]   Stamp the image with Craft, VersaMark, or embossing ink.

4]   Pour powder onto the inked image, making sure that the image is coated completely. 

5]   Shake off excess powder into the tray and funnel it back into the container.

6]   Heat the stamped image only until the powder changes to a shiny liquid and rises.

7]   Allow embossed image to cool. 

Here's a video to help you.