This is a girl's version of my Congratulations card using Stampin' Up! stamp set Extreme Elements and brayer.
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I decoupage Popcorn the Bear a couple of weeks ago the papers were included in a magazine I purchased - Crafters' Companion (Make Christmas Cards), fantastic magazine loved every page. I then made the spring card and added him to it. Merry Christmas to you all!!!
I really enjoyed using the Welcome Christmas stamp set and the Top Note die-cut by Stampin' Up! This card is slightly different to my last posting, I adding gold border stickers and with the Season's Greeting I stamp this twice, chocolate chip then real red cutting the red one and mounting that on top of the other with 3D foam.
I was using the Big Shot the other day and decided to make more of the Top Notes, adding them to my Christmas card I was making and with the Tag punches and Welcome Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up! this didn't take long to complete.
If you are a last minute person then this is the card for you so get your punches, cut your papers and card stock, tie a bow, stamp a couple of images and put the whole thing together with snail adhesive. Making Christmas card doesn't have to be daunting, I made 5 at the same time - I hope this will inspire you to give it a try.
I made scented soap and wanted to give some out during Christmas so I wrapped each one with clear cellophane. Using the Big Shot-(113439) and Stampin' Up! Top Note Bigz Die-(113463) I made two top notes and with Real Red A4 card stock-(106578), I stamped Season of Joy-(113023) randomly over the top note with Real Read ink pad-(103133). Before attached the top notes on each side of the soap with Sticky Strip (104294). I used the the Extra-Large Tag punch-(119866) and the Large Tag punch-(119876) to make a gift tag and attached it to the top note with ribbon.
You can use any soap but if you want to make scented soap click HERE or you can find the recipe at the side bar under FREEBIES.
2. Stir in food colouring into the melted soap before pouring the soap into the molds. If you want to make your soap scented add 8-10 drops of scented oil.
3. Allow to dry overnight then remove from soap mold and enjoy a chemical free soap.
When it comes to stamping I love owls so when I received by Owl Punch by Stampin' Up! you can image how excited I was. I dressed him up with Christmas colours - isn't he cute! I also used the Scallop Trim Border, Modern Label and the Scallop Punch to make this card. I inked the circle scallop with Chocolate Chip ink and using my paper-piercing tool to punch holes around the scallop. For the label I used a sponge with Real Red, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight inks giving the label a distressed look, then I used Chocolate Chip to stamped Merry Christmas from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set. When stamping my image onto green card stock, I used the retired Handsome Hunter ink pad which gave me the affect I was looking for. Then it was a matter of putting the whole thing together with double sided tape and 3D foam.
I love stamping owls and butterflies, you can use them on any occasion. On this card I got to play with my scallop and circle punches. I also used VersaMark and snowflakes background onto the blue card stock.
I had fun making this card and with the Welcome Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up! it was easy to make more than just one.
1. I stamped the reef with Whisper White ink pad onto Real Red card stock set this aside for the ink to dry properly then add glitter glue onto the reef, allow the glue to dry overnight.
2. Stamp the family decorating the tree with VersaMark onto the base of the card.
3. Cut a wide stripe of Whisper White textured card stock and with Real Red and Garden Green markers, stamp JOY ramdamly onto this stripe.
4. Use the Scallop Trim Border onto Garden Green card stock attached this to the JOY stripe then mount this to the base of your card stock with snail adhesive.
5. Stamp the Season's Greeting with Chocolate Chip ink pad onto Whisper White textured card stock and cut around the frame, I then used Chocoalte Chip marker around cut area of the frame-give you a much neater look. Then mount this to the base of your card with Stampin' Dimensionals adhesive dots.
6. I punched two holes on the lower part of the reef which allows me to put the ribbon through.
Classic Ink Pads
Decoupage for Christmas cards, I love doing this technique and it required a lot of work but fun to do. For those who never tried it, decoupage usually consist of three or more of the same image. You cut and layer all the images with 3D foam. You can also remove some parts of the image as you layer.
Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches!
A few features of the new punch style:
- Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing
- Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport
- Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored
- Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large
- New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use.
- Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
- Larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use
- Available in an exclusive Stampin' Up! colour
Classic Ink Pads
Pink, Purple Glitter Glue
It was time to make a Confirmation card for a boy and this was a chance to use my Big Shot machine (best machine ever). To see the tutorial click here and the template click here.
Christmas is just around the corner so I thought I better started making some Christmas cards, I find each year the list seems to get longer. I can honestly say I had more mess in my craft room then cards. I felt a bit rusty but once I had everything in front of me leaving myself just a little bit of room to work on, I felt relaxed and away I went. You will notice I have used some retired items from Stampin' Up!, I have mentioned them below by name but not with an order number, as these items cannot be ordered. For those I know who already have this stamp it's time to mix old with the new.
I enjoyed making this card and the Organic Outlines is such a beautiful stamp set. I hope you had the chance to get your hands on this set before it retired.
Stampin' Up! Materials
Whisper White A4-106549, Regal Rose-108612, Early Espresso A4-121686
Write Markers Set-119806
StazOn Ink Pad-101406
Boarder PunchPattern Paper
This is another stamp I received from Doreen when we visited one another. I used chalks to colour the image and used tearing technique for the patterned paper. I stamped two flowers from the image and mounted them on each side of the bear and add a birthday wish at the bottom of the card.
I received this stamp from a craft buddie of mine from Malta so with some markers, patterned paper, mounting tape, coloured card stock and some pink ribbon, I created this card - Just For You, thanks Doreen.
- Mix 1 part sugar-free drink mix to 1-1/2 parts Clear embossing powder. For example, you would mix 1 teaspoon drink mix with 1-1/2 teaspoons of Clear embossing powder (Figure 1). You'll have a scented embossing powder!
- Stamp your bold image in VersaMark ink on your card stock.
- Heat emboss the image using the scented embossing powder, just as you would with any other heat-embossing project (Figure 2).
- Powders must be sugar-free because sugar crisps and browns. For the scent, select a sugar-free drink mix (or cocoa, cinnamon, or jelly crystals) for your project.
- When choosing the drink mix, consider both color and scent. Colored embossing powder will work for scratch-and-sniff images; however, unless you use embossing powder that is the same color as your drink mix, the colors may blend strangely.
This waterfall card was for Mothers day, to see the tutorial click here and click here for the template
A4 Card Stock: Whisper White -106549, Perfect Plum - 108615, Old Olive - 106576
Classic Ink Pads: Perfect Plum - 101437, Pixie Pink - 105212
Tools: Paper Cutter - 106583
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
- Base card measures 4" x 6" - Whisper White card stock
- 4 Old Olive card stock measure 2.5" x 2.5"
- 4 Butterflies were stamped with Pixie Pink ink pad onto white card stock. Each butterfly image were cut out.
- This is what makes the the 4 images move creating a waterfall effect. A template is provided on this blog click here or my Templates to download a copy.
- Templates measures 9.5" x 2.5" the 3 tabs can be slightly different measurements.
- Cut template out in one piece of Perfect Plum card stock and score the four lines
- Fold one scored line then unfold repeat the folds for all 4 scored lines.
- Fold over the top scored line completely over the other side equally in half
- Before add the square down just make sure the single tap is the one touching your desk and side with two tabs is the side you are adding the squares - otherwise the waterfall will not work.
- Stamp each square, this image is from the Stampin' up! Great Friend set with Perfect Plum ink pad to create a background image.
- Add double sided tape at the top of each square
- Attach the square just underneath the scored line and repeat this for each scored lines
- Once you added all 4 squares down it should look like this and ready to add images to each square.
- I added butterflies to each square with Stampin' Up! dimensionals for extra height.
- Add 1 pink gem to the first butterfly then add an extra one as you go down the squares so the fourth square should have 4 pink gems.
- With the Great Friend stamp set I stamped the frame and "for you" with Pixie Pink ink pad onto white card stock then cutting out the frame.
- Add 2 pink gems into the frame then attach the frame onto the card with double sided tape.
- Stamp the white card stock before adding the Waterfall..
- Pierce a hole in the 2 side tabs to add the 2 purple brads through.
- You need to mark with pencil 2 dots onto the base of the card where the 2 side brads are laying. So place the Waterfall onto the base of the card to get an idea where they will be placed.
- Remove the Waterfall and open the card flat then pierce 2 holes where dots where marked to the front of the card.
- Attach the Waterfall with 2 purple brad, 1 on each side.
- Pull the tab right down to see if the Waterfall is working well.
- I added a short video if you want to see how the Waterfall works. If the video is not displayed on this front page of my website you can view it under Videos at the sidebar.
- Add the ribbon onto the single tab with a purple brad to complete the Waterfall card.
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