Friday, January 30, 2015

Halloween or Fall Make and Take Card

Now we have finally reached the fifth and last project from the October Make and Take. Halloween cards are a lot of fun to make, but not everyone sends cards for Halloween. Which I can totally understand. So I always try to come up with a design that could easily be a Halloween card or a Fall card that way the guests at the Make and Take can choose which they would rather make. It can also be incredibly difficult to come up with a design that will work for both... so here is what I came up with.


  • Bermuda Bay card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Motley Monsters DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 1-1/4" x 4"
  • Motley Monsters DSP 1" x 4"
  • Whisper White card stock 1/2" x 3-1/3"
  • Stamps: Really Good Greetings, Boo My Paper Pumpkin stamps, Lovely as a Tree
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie
  • Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Bird Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Brights Glimmer Brads, Pumpkin Pie card stock scrap, Mossy Meadow card stock scrap

Start off by folding the Bermuda Bay card stock on the score line then adhere the DSP onto the card front using the side of your choice. Next adhere the strip of DSP onto the Whisper White card stock.


Stamp the greeting of your choice onto the right end of the Whisper White card stock. Trim the end of the card stock into a banner shape. Then glue the left end of the banner onto the DSP/Whisper White strip. Use a Paper Piercing Tool and Stampin' Pierce mat to pierce a hole for the brad to go through. Then insert your Glimmer Brad and spread the prongs on the backside of the card stock. Glue this panel onto the left side of the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.


For the pumpkin punch out three 1" circles from a scrap of Pumpkin Pie ink. Use a Stampin' Sponge to sponge around the edges of all three circles in Pumpkin Pie ink. Then use 2-Way Glue Pen to glue the circles together to form the pumpkin. Use the Bird Punch on a scrap of Mossy Meadow card stock to punch out the branch and the very end of the bird's tail. Use 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere the tail onto the backside of the pumpkin to look like a stem. Then glue the branch onto the front side of the pumpkin.


Finally stick the pumpkin onto the front of your card with a Stampin' Dimensional. For the Halloween card stamp the BOO and bat images from the My Paper Pumpkin stamps inside the card in Bermuda Bay ink. For the fall card stamp the line of trees from Lovely as a Tree inside the card in Bermuda Bay ink.


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Fabulous Work of Art

Here is the fourth card from the October Make and Take and you won't believe how incredibly easy this elegant card is to make!


  • Basic Black card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock 1-3/4" x 4-5/8"
  • Whisper White card stock 1-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Stamps: Corner Garden, Work of Art
  • Ink: Versamark, Wisteria Wonder
  • Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Clear embossing powder, Silver Satin Ribbon, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Start off by folding the Basic Black card stock on the score line. Rub the Embossing Buddy all over the card front then stamp the Corner Garden background image onto the card front in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped image with clear embossing powder and tap off the excess then heat it with your Heat Tool until it's nice and shiny. 



Next take Paper Snips and trim the end of the Whisper White card stock into a banner shape. Stamp the greeting from Work of Art onto the bottom of the banner in Wisteria Wonder ink. Use Glue stick to glue the banner onto the Blackberry Bliss card stock. Then use Paper Snips to trim the Blackberry Bliss card stock into a banner shape that matches the Whisper White banner. Use some Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this layer onto the card front.


Next use the Bitty Butterfly punch on a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and glue the sparkly butterfly onto the banner above the greeting with a Glue Dot. Wrap the Silver Satin ribbon around the card front and tie it into a lovely bow. 


Finally for the inside just stamp the Corner Garden image onto the Whisper White card stock in Wisteria Wonder ink and glue it inside the card with glue stick. 

Now you're done! That was really easy right? 


Watercolor Stamping

Here is the third card front the October Make and Take! This one uses a fun technique to create that watercolor background.


  • Baked Brown Sugar card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Pool Party card stock 3-1/4" x 4"
  • Watercolor Paper 3" x 3-1/4"
  • Gold Baker's Twine 15"
  • Stamps: Truly Grateful, Serene Silhouettes
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow, Stazon
  • Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Gold Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, spray bottle with water, paper towel

First off fold the Baked Brown sugar card stock on the score line and run the card front through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Now set that aside so we can get to the fun part. 

Take a clear block and press the Tempting Turquoise and Mossy Meadow ink pads directly onto the block. Make sure you leave some white space between the two colors of ink. 


Now spray the block with a find mist of water until the ink gets good and runny and starts to blend together.


Press your watercolor paper onto the block really well then lift the watercolor paper up. Use a paper towel to blot  up any extra water on your paper and dry it with your Heat Tool really well.


Now stamp the image from Serene Silhouettes onto the watercolored panel in Stazon ink. Glue your lovely watercolor image onto the top of your Pool Party card stock then stamp the greeting from Truly Grateful onto the bottom of the Pool Party card stock in Mossy Meadow ink. 


Wrap the Gold Baker's Twine around the panel and tie it into a bow. Then glue the panel onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.


Now you have a lovely watercolor inspired card. I bet this technique would look lovely with some pastel colors for a spring card too! 

Letterpress Winter

Are you ready for the second card from the October Make and Take? This one is a lovely wintery Christmas Card. Take a look!


  • Lost Lagoon card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • All is Calm DSP 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Night of Navy card stock 1-3/8" x 5-1/8"
  • All is Calm DSP 1-1/4" x 5-1/8"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • All is Calm DSP 1" x 3-3/4"
  • Stamps: Letterpress Winter
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones

Fold the Lost Lagoon card stock on the score line. Use glue stick to adhere the large piece of All is Calm DSP onto the Whisper White card stock. Then glue this layer onto the card front. Next glue the strip of All is Calm DSP onto the strip of Night of Navy card stock and glue that layer into the center of the card front.

Stamp the frame image from Letterpress Winter onto a scrap of Soft Sky card stock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped image with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat it with your Heat Tool.  Now stamp the greeting inside the frame in Night of Navy ink. Use Paper Snips to fussy cut the frame out and adhere it onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.


For the inside stamp the snowflake images all over the Whisper White card stock in Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon ink. Use glue stick to adhere the strip of DSP onto the left side of the card stock then adhere this layer inside the card.

Finally take a snowflake from the Frosted Sequins pack and glue it onto the card front with a glue dot. Then add a small rhinestone into the center of the snowflake and you're done!


Christmas Cheer

Good morning readers! Lets step back in time today to take a look at all the cards from the October Make and Take. Here is the first one.


  • Cherry Cobbler card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Mossy Meadow card stock 4" x 5"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
  • Champagne Glimmer Paper 1/8" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamps: Cheerful Christmas
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Accessories: Filigree Frame embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Deco Labels Framelits, Ovals Framelits

Start off by folding the Cherry Cobbler card stock on the score line. Then run the card front through the Big Shot in the Filigree Frame embossing folder. Ink up the greeting stamp from Cheerful Christmas with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green markers. Breathe on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp the image onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock. Use the 5th from smallest Oval Framelit to cut out the greeting. Use the third from smallest Deco Labels Framelit on a scrap of Mossy Meadow card stock.

Glue the greeting panel onto the Mossy Meadow label and adhere this layer onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Wrap a piece of Gold Satin ribbon around the card front and tie it into a knot. Then take Paper Snips and cut the ribbon ends into a dove-tail shape.


Now for the inside. Stamp the ornaments from Cheerful Christmas along the top of the Whisper White card stock alternating Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink. Then glue this panel inside the card with glue stick. Add the strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper at the top of the panel to add some sparkle.

Finally close the card and add Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details onto the berries in the greeting. Set the card aside for about 20 minutes so the Dazzling Details can dry and you're done!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Box Set

With this fun Birthday Box Set you will be ready for those birthdays that pop up throughout the year. This gift set features five different fun card designs that double as gift card holders and five small gift bags that are perfect for a gift card or any other small gift. All of this comes with a fun box to keep it all in so it’s ready when you need it! This would be fun class project too!


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