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Happy New Year! Let’s start it out with a Pop Up and Twist Birthday Card. I used the Elephant Parade Stamp Set and Elephant Dies for Emma’s fourth birthday card as well as the retired Mischievous Mouse Hostess Stamp Set. I wanted 4 mice – 4 elephants – 4 peanuts – 4 butterflies – 4 balloons and 4 bits of bling. Thanks to Jaime Marsh for the front design on Pinterest and Teri Pocock of Stampin’ Magic for a great Youtube video showing how to make the card.
Sort of like the joke.. “The first sign of craziness is a hair on your finger knuckle, the second sign is looking for it!”
Here is Teri Pocock’s youtube video- you will need this for construction of the mechanism.
- Base: Flirty Flamingo, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
- Flirty Flamingo, 10 X 3 1/2, score at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2; Fold to ‘W’ and burnish well
- Pop Up Mechanism: Flirty Flamingo, 8 X 3 1/2
- Score down the middle of the 3 1/2 side at 1 3/4
- Mark both long sides at 2 1/4 and 5 3/4
- Score on the diagonal from the 2 1/4 to 5 3/4 marks
- Fold the center as a mountain fold
- Fold the diagonals as Valley folds
- Burnish well
- Border Mat top and bottom (X3): Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4 (1/8″ reveal)
- Top Base Layers (X3): Mint Macaron, 3 1/2 X 4 3/4 (1/4″ reveal); Emboss with diamond embossing folder.
- Pop Up Top Layers: Basic White, 3 1/4 X 2 1/4
- Elephants, mice, balloons, butterflies, heart: Basic White, 8 1/2 X 11
- Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black
- Color with Stampin’ Blends, Lt Smoky Slate, Dk Petal Pink, Mint Macaron
- Peanuts: Stamp 2 with Memento on Mint Macaron and stamp 2 on Flirty Flamingo; die cut
- Grass: Mint Macaron, die cut 5, one for outside, four for inside
- Outside circles:
- Basic White, 3 3/16 die cut circle (retired circle dies)
- Flirty Flamingo, 2 3/4 die cut with layered circle scalloped die
- Basic White, 2 1/16 die cut with layered circle plain circle die
- 4 green sequins
Note: The E, M, M, A and the ‘4’ stamped on the balloons is from one of Stampin’ Up!’s very first photopolymer sets- retired.
“It’s your birthday” is from Mischievous Mouse stamp set.
Oops, I forgot to list that in my notes. The greeting is in the Elephant Parade stamp set and the die is the Pretty Pillowbox die, stamped with the greeting in Mint Macaron on Basic White and then die cut, and a second die cut with flirty flamingo, cut in half and then layered under the basic white.
The heart for the inside greeting is a retired heart punch.
That’s true! “We don’t quit laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit laughing.”
May we keep the childlike love of life!
Sal, Smiling A Lot with this card
Hostess code: MBCZMZ3P
Let’s talk about Stampin’ Up! instead of elephants! January 5th started the beginning of Sale A Bration and the new Mini Catalog! With each $50 or $100 purchase from the mini and/or annual catalogs you receive an item free from the Sale A Bration brochure. Click on the image to see a pdf of the catalog.
Hello Stamping Friends,
Hopefully you are finding time during these windy winter days to have fun with your Sale A Bration products.
I made birthday cards for my grandsons Jaxson -now 3- and Emmitt -now 2! They are really into dinosaurs. I preferred the Mickey Mouse days but like my hubby says – they are boys and love to roar like a dinosaur and take dinosaur bites at dinner and attack Grandpa with a roar and a dino toy! What fun.
So it is Dino Days stamps and Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (DSP) with Dino Dies to cut out the dinosaurs on the DSP. See page 99 in the annual catalog:
I made a pop up box card and a waterfall card. The DSP is so ‘Rawrsome’ itself. It is mounted on a layer of Pretty Peacock and a card base of Balmy Blue. The pop up box card fits perfectly inside our standard envelopes.
Pop Up Box Card:
We cut out dinosaurs from the DSP and another dino of the same in a matching card stock to glue behind the DSP for strength. The dinosaurs were mounted on a strip of window sheet to secure them to the box base:
The back of the box lends itself to more stamping and I used the Vertical Greetings (retired) for the Happy Birthday and the Dino Days stamps for the greeting, palm tree, and dino tracks. I hand drew the mountains.
We cut out several additional dinosaurs and backed them with cardstock to stick in the pockets of the clothes we bought for their birthdays so they had dinosaurs to play since clothes are just not the preferred gift for toddlers.
Measurements: Click on the blue for all the instructions and examples of different boxes:
The pdf is from a past waterfall card. The difference on this one is that I used two layers on top of the base and increased the size of the little panel layers by 1/8″ so I could use a square Stitched Shape Framelit. I started with a small square Stitched Shape Framelit with a Pretty Peacock layer but I thought it was too small for the outside so I used it on the inside of the card and switched to a larger square Stitched Shape Framelit and used it to cut the Pretty Peacock layers behind the DSP squares which I just cut to size. I was able to get more of the dinosaurs on the top layer with a bigger square.
Base: Balmy Blue 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
First Layer: Pretty Peacock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 (make 2 so you have one for the inside)
Second Layer: Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 (make one of whisper white for the inside)
Waterfall Strip: Whisper White 2 1/8 X 9 1/4; Scored at 3/4″ intervals, 2 1/8—-2 7/8—3 5/8—4 3/8 (1/8 more than the standard directions), Burnish your score lines well going in one direction so the strip looks like a candy cane.
Front Belt: 1″ X 4 1/4″; punch a hole for the brad 1/2″ over and 1/2″ up on both sides of the belt.
Peacock Squares layered on the strip like shingles: (4) 2 1/8 X 2 1/8
Top Squares of DSP: (4) 1 3/4 X 1 3/4
Ribbon: Pretty Peacock 1/2″ scalloped linen ribbon: 3″ run through a ribbon hole punched at the bottom of the waterfall and then glued together with glue dots.
Adhere the DSP full sized layer to the Peacock front layer – NOT the Balmy Blue Base yet – and then place your belt 1″ from the bottom of the Peacock layer and mark through your belts’ hole punches with a pencil- see above- to punch the two layers for adding the belt with brads. I added a tiny strip of tear and tape to the back of the belt between the hole and the edge of the belt just to secure it in place and then put the brad through the three layers. Now you can attach the layers to the Balmy Blue Base- I suggest tear and tape for extra strength.
When gluing the Peacock squares, put adhesive on the white 3/4″ sections of the white waterfall strip not on the back of the Peacock squares. You will attach the TOP only of the Peacock squares to the 3/4″ sections. Slide the waterfall strip under the belt. Put tear and tape on the belt just the width of the waterfall (2 1/8″) and attach the bottom 1″ of the waterfall to the belt.
Be careful as you stamp the large section of the belt so that you do not get it on the wrong side of the white waterfall strip.
Placing the belt an inch from the bottom is critical to making the card work. I didn’t read my own directions and just placed it where I liked it. That is why I have two sets of brads so I could cover up my mistake and place the belt correctly.
We will be doing another waterfall card in club this month so follow my blog to get that post and see another rendition using the Rustic Retreat stamp set. Just add your email at the top right of the blog where it says “subscribe”.
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SAL, Stamp Away the Long winter days
Hello Stamping Friends,
My Early Bird Stamp Club met Saturday and we had a great breakfast provided by our hostess, Sheri, and then made a Valentine Shaker Card and a 3D thinlit Card. I love the word “twitterpated” from Bambi and had to have that stamp set. Here is how I used it:
And here is a Recipe Sheet for you to print if you keep a notebook of ideas:
Valentine Shaker Card Recipe Sheet
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Our second card was a 3D Thinlit Birthday Card featuring the Crazy About You stamp set & Thinlit Bundle:
Recipe Sheet: 3D Thinlit Bday
Hello Stamping Friends,
The specials this week are very “special”! Did you know you can use your reinkers and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to make many different colors of glimmer paper?!
Technique Alert: Colored Glimmer Paper: Drip drops of ink on your glimmer paper and use your Aqua Painter to spread the color evenly. So easy!
Card Buffet Report:
We had a great time with Valentines, A Sympathy card, A St Patrick’s Day card, A Birthday Card and A Thank You Card. Each stamper took home a Treat Box Holder with a bookmark designed by Peggy Tassler and featured on Too Cool Stamping with Angie Leach. Click on the link for directions. Here is my version with our new Stack With Love Designer Series Paper:
Do you see those little bitty hearts on the bookmark? They are from our new Heart Confetti Punch. Before this punch, our smallest heart was the owl punch heart which I used here with red glimmer paper inside the heart with the arrow. There are two different ways to make the window for the nuggets. Angie Leech used the Modern Label punch, lining up the punch with punched sticky notes. After trying that technique (second image) I used the Project Life Framelit so I only had to make one cut (first image).
Remember the Thank You card from a previous post? Jennifer did a double punch on the paper piercing and used a candy dot to match the stem of the flower. I love seeing the creativity of my stampers.
Have a great day and use hostess code JEJ32FKT to be entered in February’s online drawing. Congratulations to Shanon who won the set of Rhinestones in January’s drawing and December went to Robyn for post comments.
Stamp A Lot,