Cards for the Cooks and BBQ Folks

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It was my turn for the monthly shoebox event in June and we made the hamburger punch art card you saw in the last post and this apron card using Stampin’ Up!’s retired Apron of Love stamp set and corresponding Apron Builder Framelits Dies.   I started by searching my stash of DSP – designer series paper, to find a plaid design I liked.  Dandy Designs DSP had a perfect orange plaid with grapefruit grove so I went with those colors.  The reverse side of the plaid just happened to be the stars design which I used for the second layer.

Recipe

  • Stamp Set is Apron of Love; Dies are Apron Builder Framelits Dies and inside greeting is from Handsomely Suited
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Base:  Calypso Coral, 11 X 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2
  • Layer 1 (X2):  Basic Black, 5 1/4 X 4, Note: Cut the middle out of this piece with the 4th Largest Deckled Die to be the third layer on the card
  • Layer 2:  Dandy Designs DSP, 5 X 3 3/4
  • Layer 3:  Basic Black, 2 3/4 X 4 1/8 cut with 4th largest Deckled Die, or See note at Layer 1
  • Layer 4: Grapefruit Grove, 3 3/4 X 2 1/2, die cut with next smallest Deckled Rectangle  Die
  • Inside Layer 2: Grapefruit Grove, 5 X 3 3/4, The greeting is from Handsomely Suited; mask off the handsome to just get Happy Father’s Day
  • Apron:  Dandy Designs DSP, 2 1/4 X 3, stamp with outline stamp in Apron of Love stamp set and then die cut
  • Apron Ties & Neck Band:  Basic Black, 3 X 1 1/4
  • Pocket: Calypso Coral, 2 X 1 1/2, stamp with outline stamp and word stamps, then die cut
  • Utensils:  Silver Foil, 2 X 2, Note: use a scrap of woodgrain DSP to die cut handles
  • Hearts:  DSP, 1 1/4 X 1 1/4
  • Buttons:  Black sequins adhered with a glue dot

The apron and the pocket are popped up with dimensionals, the other layers are adhered directly to paper.

These are pictures of the sets.

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Another set that works well with cooking is the What’s Cookin’ set and Cookin’ Dies:

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You are messing with my mind.  Why show pictures if you aren’t able to sell them?

Well, Sal, I plan on using them and it is nice to go to a post instead of going to my stash to see what I have, and others might have this in their stash and  will be reminded what a nice set this is.

You made a birthday card with that second set. 

Did I not post that one?  Hmmmm……. I don’t see that card in the recipe box so let’s do a quick show and tell:

This is how I started the card but it needed something in the window- a tree, a bird, a ….

So I die cut a white layer with the Deckled Rectangle Die, sponged a sunset sky:

  • Orchid Oasis – top
  • Daffodil Delight – second layer
  • Crushed Curry – third layer
  • Calypso Coral – fourth layer

I die cut a bird and branch from the Lovebirds die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and colored the branches and birds with the intent of making the birds look like the red finch birds we see at our feeder every day. I die cut a few extra leaves and colored them with Daffodil Delight for falling leaves.  I colored the leaves with Stampin’ Blends of Dk Daffodil Delight and Lt Soft Succulent so they have that fall look as well.

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Now look at the card with the birds, branches and sunset in the background:

Recipe

  • Base: Bermuda Bay, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Layer 1:  Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, 4 X 5 1/4
    • Using the Window Frame Die cut out window from DSP; note: 5/8″ from left and right sides
  • Window:  Basic Grey, 3 1/4 X 3 3/4
  • Glass:  Window Sheet, 2 1/2 X 3 1/4
  • Counter Top:  Another of the DSP pack, 4 X 3/4
  • Cooking tools & Bowl: Basic White 2 3/4 X 4, stamp in Basic Grey the bowl, spatula, cups;
    • color the stripes on the bowl in Bermuda Bay
    • use an Exacto knife to cut a slit in the bowl for the utensils
    • Die cut the cutting board from a scrap of wood tone- I think this is Cinnamon Cider
    • Stamp the rolling pin on a scrap of bermuda bay and a second time on a wood tone and die cut; cut off the ends of the wood tone rolling pin and adhere to the bermuda bay rolling pin
    • Stamp the spatula a second time on Bermuda Bay and die cut – cut off the handle and adhere the top over the die cut on Basic White
    • The turner is die cut from black foil
    • The whisk is die cut from silver foil
  • Greeting:  Basic White, 2 X 2, stamp with Basic Grey and greeting in the What’s Cookin’ set, punch with 1 3/4″ circle punch and sponge the edge
  • Inside: Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4, die cut with Deckled Rectangle and sponge per above directions
    • Greeting is stamped in Tuxedo Black with the Go To Greetings stamp set Happy Birthday
  • Embellish with Bermuda Bay dots, a Bermuda Bay heart and a 1/8″ wide Bermuda Bay ribbon

Those are nice sets where you can mix and match the stamps and dies

Quite fun!

I hope we have brought “a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world”!

SAL,  Share A Love of cooking

Karen

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day Fun Cards

Punch art is our fun for today as we punch away to make a hamburger with chips and a pickle!

 

 

Recipe

  • Base:  Thick White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1 (X2): Merry Merlot, 5 1/4 X 4
  • Tablecloth:  Designer Series Paper in red plaid, 5 X 3 3/4; note: with a 6X6 DSP, cut the 5″ first and then the 3 3/4
  • Inside: DSP red plaid leftover from cutting the layer, cut to 1″ X 5″
  • Plate:  Basic White, 4 X 3, die cut with 4th largest oval die, emboss with Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
  • Greeting:  Basic White, 2 1/2 X 5 1/2,
    • stamp in memento black ink with greeting from Sprinkles Of Life stamp set
    • die cut with Beautiful Shapes Die
    • adhere with dimensionals
  • Hamburger
    • Bun: Crumb Cake, 2 X 6, run crosswise in Raindrop Embossing Folder so half the strip is embossed for the top and half is not for the bottom of the bun to glue directly to the plate
    • Punch 2 from large oval punch, sponge edge with soft suede
    • Meat: Soft Suede, 2 1/4 X 1 1/2, punch with Large Oval Punch, dob straight down using sponge and Early Espresso to create speckled texture; use dimensionals to pop up on bottom bun slightly offset, all other layers are glued directly to previous layer
    • Cheese: Daffodil Delight, 1″ Square punched from scrap, don’t sponge;
    • Lettuce:  Granny Apple Green, 1 3/4 X 2 3/4, punched with Pretty Label Punch, sponge edge w/green
    • Tomatoes (2):  Real Red, 2 X 1 1/4, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, sponge edge w/real red
    • Onion: Designer Series Paper w/purple, use 1″ circle punch- cut one full circle, then punch along that cutout’s edge with just part of the punch
  • Note:  When adhering the hamburger to the plate, use two dimensionals on top of each other to be able to have the right depth for attaching the hamburger at the back side, the front just needs a one dimensional layer
  • Potato Chips:  1 1/4 X 11 strip of very vanilla envelope paper; run through crimper, use 3/4″ X 15/16″ oval punch to punch 7 potato chips, adhere randomly on plate
  • Pickle:  Garden Green Scrap, Granny Apple Green Scrap,  punch each color with Word Window Punch lining up on a straight edge and punching only half, or punch a full one and cut it in half, then use your scissors to make tiny divots on the edges and then use a Garden Green Marker to add dots for texture
  • Embellish with a bee or a dragonfly or an ant; my little bee is from the So Hoppy Together stamp set

Inside Greeting:  Basic White, 2 X 2, stamp using Black Memento Ink with greeting from Guy Greetings, cut with another of the Beautiful Shapes Dies

You used a die that isn’t symmetrical – that’s outside the ‘box’ for you

Sure enough!  Another of those dies that I said I would never use! Ha

Summer has finally arrived in Castle Rock so I had better go water my plants!  Have a wonderful day and thank you for spending part of it with Sal and I!

SAL,   Stamp A Lot if you need to get out of the heat

Karen

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, all stamped images are 2009-2023 Stampin’ Up!  The projects shown are to spice up your personal creativity and may not be copied for publication or contest submission.  The content of this website is my sole responsibility and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered are not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

 

 

Get Well Card and Fun Folds by Joy

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What?!  Two posts in one week? Are you leaving again soon?

Not soon, Sal, but we are having a shoebox event next Tuesday with Christine as our hostess and it seemed wise not to get too far behind in my scrapbooking of cards!

Do you think anyone follows you anymore?

Well, Sal, on Facebook we call people who follow posts but never comment – stalkers- so maybe I have a few of those left.  I know I use the blog frequently for recipes and sometimes to remind myself that I can do this on those days when the mojo just isn’t there.

Enough of that – let’s look at this card and the fun products I used.  I saw the faith, hope, love die with daisies and said “That is my style”!  It is from inloveartshop.com

Hello?!  We lost you…

Oops, sorry, I went to verify the link and got lost looking at their site!  This die is currently still available for $4.99.  It is called ‘Inlovearts Sunflower with “Love, Faith, Hope” Word Cutting Dies’.

Recipe:

  • Base:  Daffodil Delight 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1 (X2): Basic White 3 7/8 X 5 3/8, use Corner Rounder Punch on each corner
    • For the inside layer use Delicate Details stamp set for the bottom (it sort of matches the black die cut edges on front)
    • Use Thoughts & Prayers for the greeting
    • Use His Love for the praying hands
  • Layer 2: Basic Black 4 X 5 1/2, Place a dryer sheet under the paper and die cut with Ornate Layers Die
  • Words & Flowers:  Basic White 4 X 4 1/2 for 1 die cut – I used 3 for extra pop of the words
  • Daisies on Top:  Basic White 6 X 2, punch 3 daisies with small daisy punch
  • Middle of the flowers:  Daffodil Delight, 2 1/2 X 1, cut the three middles with the die in the set; note:  I left the die intact and did not separate the circles from the flowers
    • Use Places In The Heart stamp set for the little dots on the middles
    • Sponge the edges with Crushed Curry, a little heavy on one side
  • Embellish with the clear raindrop dots to look like morning dew

So you used the new die set and the ornate layers die and 4 stamp sets? 

And two punches, Sal, a corner punch and a small daisy punch.  What fun to not be tied to using just the current products.  I knew this day would come and I am loving it!  Now let’s look at what Joy had for us at her shoebox event; you will be thrilled!

This is called a Flying Seagull Fun Fold.  A video is at this link.

https://suestampfield.com/2023/02/flying-seagull-fun-fold-cards/#more-12186 

Joy’s second card is a Lattice Split Card!

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There is a tutorial by Brandy Cox here:

https://brandyscards.com/lattice-split-card-tutorial/

Lovely, Joy, your cards are prettier than the tutorials!  Thank you!

Does this bring a

pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!  

Have fun,

Karen

 

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Graduation Card to celebrate Joshua

Congratulations to our grandson, Joshua Decker, on his High School Graduation!

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We are so proud of Joshua!

For his card, I used the colors on the graduation announcement to make the front of the card.  There was just a touch of green on the Eaton Eagle so I bordered the circle with a little green.  The banner is silver but to get the stamped images on the sides to show in the picture I had to turn it a bit sideways and the banner looks gold!

Recipe for Joshua’s graduation card:

The card uses several stamp sets:

  • Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection – Graduation- DA1173
    • You Did It on the circle
    • Diploma on the left
    • Inside (one stamp)
  • Vertical Greetings for Congrats on right side
  • Reflected In Nature for the Eagle on the top left
  • Day By Day Numbers for the 2023 on the bottom right
  • Make A Difference for Joshua’s name

Heather taught us how to use the Tailored Tag Punch to make the graduation cap (mortarboard cap) by punching once and then hold the punched image with a sticky note and punch a second time.  Punch just the side of the punch for the base of the cap.

The circles are made with dies from the retired circle set with the 5th largest die in Granny Apple Green and the 4th largest die in Basic White embossed with the confetti embossing folder.

The Banner Die is the 5th in the retired banner die set.

  • Base:  Thick Basic White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1 (X2):  Night of Navy, 4 X 5 1/4
  • Banner:  Silver Foil, 2 1/2 X 4 1/4 die cut then embossed with the Star embossing folder
  • Granny Apple Green: Die cut for a border with 5th largest circle
  • Basic White: 3 3/4 X 5, die cut with 4th largest circle and emboss with confetti embossing folder
  • Cap:  Black Foil, 2 X 3, cut with Tailored Tag Punch
  • Inside Layer:  Basic White, 3 3/4 X 5, stamp and color
  • Embellishments:  Navy Twine made into a tassel secured with a black brad, 3 Swarovski crystals

Did you use Copic markers to color the inside? 

Yes, Sal, but I failed to write down which colors I used. Next time.

The design inspiration comes from the card Heather Guitreau made at our shoebox event:

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Lovely cards, Heather!

Thank you for stopping by my blog for…

A pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world! 

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under The Sea Thank You

When you see something you like, do you analyze and over analyze and then find out it is gone when you go back to get it?  That would be me- usually.  This time I actually ordered from an ad that popped up on Facebook and I am delighted with this die I purchased through inloveartshop.com.  Take a look see:

 

 

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You are looking at a base of Pretty Peacock, with a die cut fancy layer of Just Jade and cut outs from a sea themed 6 X 6 retired DSP (designer series paper) from Stampin’ Up! and embellishments of Sea Glass.  The right front side has a strip of the DSP with a greeting from the Veritcal Greetings Stampin’ Up! set.  The inside left has a strip of the DSP and a stamp from Happy Hedgehogs.  The right side uses the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells stamp set with the Seaside Seashells Die and hybrid Embossing Folder.  The die does the cutting as the folder embosses in one run through the Big Shot.  I cut an extra shell and stamped a greeting on it, adhering it amongst the other shells.

Let’s take another look at the Kokorosa die.  It comes with all the pieces attached with little bitty bits of the metal.  You need one of the little metal cutters to cut them apart – or a husband like my Paul who cut them apart and then used his grinder to make sure there were no sharp edges.  He is so handy and can fix just about anything!  Thanks, Paul.

BUT- before you cut the dies apart you want to run your cardstock through to cut out all the pieces.  There are layering pieces and inside pieces;  those little layering pieces give you perfect placement for the inside pieces.

I am scratching my head – that didn’t make sense.  

Okay, Sal, let’s try some pictures.

This is the die set after Paul so carefully removed the metal connecting pieces.

I die cut it with the Just Jade before Paul cut the dies apart and I had the outer background piece that you see in the top picture and then lots of puzzle pieces-

-a piece for each of the outside borders, and then a piece for each inside die cut.

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You could do puzzle piecing and use a different color for the border pieces and then die cut your inside pieces from another color, but I just  layered the main background die cut piece on the base of Pretty Peacock and then die cut different scenes from the DSP.  What saved me much fiddling, in getting the inside DSP pieces perfectly lined up, was placing the border pieces in the cut out section and then adhering the DSP inside the border.  I didn’t even need to glue the border pieces temporarily; the main background cutout kept the border in place, then I removed the border and had a perfectly aligned piece of DSP.   I saved those border pieces to use each time I make a card with these dies.

Notice – look back at the first picture – the main background piece in Just Jade fits nicely top to bottom but does not go equally to the edges left to right.  In the future I would adhere the background piece close to the left side and either cut off the right side front base, or do as I did here but with a larger strip of DSP for the vertical greeting.

Now that I have taken my Stampin’ Up! blinders off and have allowed myself to use other companies products, it is like a whole new world of crafting.

Are you getting rid of all your Stampin’ Up! products?

No, indeed, Sal!  Stampin’ Up! has some amazing products like what I have used on this card, but I am purging to eliminate stamps that I don’t see me using in the future.

Thank you to everyone who has been purchasing items from my stamp stash.  Check out the Bake Sale tab here on the blog to see what is left.  I listed 67 sets on Saturday and have sold over half of them.  Several are still pending payment so I won’t remove them from the BAKE SALE until I receive payment. We call that NIL in the online shopping world.  NIL means Next In Line so if someone doesn’t pay the NIL person gets notified.  It works really well.  People change their mind or find a better deal and then the NIL has a chance to purchase your set.

SAL,  Smile A Little and Share A Lovely find

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Cards

For Mother’s Day Cards this year, I wanted to use the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder/Die Combo.  It was in the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun 2022 Mini catalog (pg. 11) It has an embossing folder and large heart die that you run through the Cut and Emboss machine at the same time to create amazing cards.   Note:  The catalog I am referencing is in the catalog tab and you can see the products there.

For this card I used the Pearlescent Specialty Paper on a Very Vanilla Base:

The heart that was cut out of the front of the embossed layer, I used for the back!   It was too pretty to go into a stash.

.  Wow, you even remembered to take a picture before you wrote a book – I mean -a message on the inside!

No snarkiness, Sal!

The Happy Mother’s Day greeting is dry embossed with gold embossing powder.  The greeting is from the Time For Tea retired set.

The paper, cut out with the same heart die, is from the retired Hues of Happiness paper.  Don’t say it, Sal, but yes this is the sheet I looked at in the set of DSP and said I would never use.  It won’t last much longer.  I used it with the Love Cats card I made and the Letter Openers I made for party favors. Click on the blue to see those posts.


 

I have one daughter who loves blue and one who loves pink and grey so I made their Mother’s Day cards accordingly.

I guess you could call all these cards peek a boo cards since the heart is cut out of the front. These second cards use a special technique of inking the embossing folder itself before running it through the Cut and Emboss machine with the top layer of card stock.  I started with a full 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 layer of card stock that matched the base.  This gave me wiggle room in case I didn’t exactly center the heart but -serendipity!  when I cut off 1/4 inch on the long side I had a beautiful piece to go on the inside.  I purposely offset the heart the second time I cut the heart so as to have a piece for the inside.

I cut the heart out of the top layer,  then drew around it with a pencil on the main card stock base so I could cut out the heart a second time from the base for the peek a boo look.

The ‘love and laughter forever after’ is from the Forever Fern set.


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Card ideas for next year, right?

Oh Sal, we are creators;  we can take an idea from a belated Mother’s Day and have the perfect anniversary card or birthday card or a card just to say ‘thinking of you’.  The ideas are timeless!  We don’t even need the same tools.  We can take a heart die, an embossing folder and voila! we have a similar card.

I am blessed to be a mother and have my mother and mother in law still alive!  Happy Mother’s Day to all of you dear followers, whether you are a mother to fur babies, little tykes or grown up children with children of their own!

SAL,  Sending A Lot of Love

Karen

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, all stamped images are 2009-2023 Stampin’ Up!  The projects shown are to spice up your personal creativity and may not be copied for publication or contest submission.  The content of this website is my sole responsibility and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered are not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Dainty Delight Cards

I have two more Dainty Delight cards to share today, one using the Dainty Delight stamps and one using the Dainty Delight Dies!  This is a Triple Time Stamping Card where you layer the three white pieces together with temporary glue, stamp the images and color them, then take the three white pieces apart and layer them on the base and two purple pieces.

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Recipe for Triple Time Stamping Layers

  • Stamps:  Dainty Delight, Shaded Summer for the Happy Birthday
  • Base: Highland Heather; 11 X 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mats: same cardstock as bases
    • 3 1/4 X 4 1/2
    • 2 1/4 X 3 1/2
  • Artwork Layers:  Basic White, Temporarily adhere together with temp glue or use just a bit of snail and then use your fingers to rub the snail so the oil in your fingers makes the glue less sticky
    • 2 X 3 1/4
    • 3 X 4 1/4
    • 4 X 5 1/4
  • Inside Layer: Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4
  • Embellishments:  Highland Heather Open Weave Ribbon, Brass Butterflies;
  • Copic Markers:  BV00-flowers, Y06-centers, YG13 for the greenery
  • Ink:  Highland Heather and Shaded Spruce for front greeting; the flower stems are also stamped in Highland Heather
  • Markers:  I used Stampin’ Up! watercolor markers for the little inside flowers at the bottom

Which do you like better for triple time- the Dainty, the Color Contour or the butterflies? 

Dainty has its place depending on the person.  I guess that is why we choose to make cards that we can personalize!

Click HERE to visit the prior post with two other Triple Time Stamping cards!  Then vote for your favorite!


This next card uses the dies instead of the stamps:

For this card I cased a card made by Jan Clother of New Zealand!

Recipe

  • Base:  Thick Basic White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer (X2):  Basic White, 5 1/4 X 4;  Use the 3D Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder to emboss the front layer
  • Flowers:  Die cut with Dainty Delight dies
    • Blushing Bride – 1 1/2 X 2, 4 full flower cut, 1 flower bud cut
  • Vine:  Old Olive, 8 X 2 1/2, die cut 3 with Dainty Delight vine die, use cut off edge of one for the inside
  • Butterflies:  Blushing Bride, 2 X 1, Butterfly Brilliance Dies, Die cut one tiny and one small
  • Front Greeting:  Basic White, I reached in my container of greetings from More Messages and then punched two backgrounds in Blushing Bride cutting them and  layering them
  • The Thank You Greeting on the inside is from Go To Greetings stamped in Old Olive
  • Embellish:  clear jewels for the inside of the flowers and sparkly jewels for the butterfly and card front

So is the Dainty Delight bundle going to be put in the bake sale since you used it more than most?

Oh my, Sal, that is the best reason to keep it in the stash.  So many of the BAKE SALE items I never used or only used for one workshop.  Friends, if the item is in bold it is still available at http://stampinup.com

Check out the BAKE SALE today for great deals on products.  I am listing the rest of the stamps on Facebook today.

Thank you for checking out my blog!

SAL,  Sacrificing A Lot of the stash today

Karen

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, all stamped images are 2009-2023 Stampin’ Up!  The projects shown are to spice up your personal creativity and may not be copied for publication or contest submission.  The content of this website is my sole responsibility and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered are not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

 

 

Dainty Delight Stampin’ Up!

The Dainty Delight bundle at Stampin’ Up! carried over into the new catalog and I am definitely delighted!  I am casing a Wyermann’s Whimsey card design and she has a great tip for us on her youtube channel.  I will include those links further down the blog.

 

 

Here is a thank you card just like Lorraine Weyermann’s with just a few of my own changes:

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Wait!  You used a die cut for the greeting that isn’t symmetrical?!  

Yes, Sal, it is from the Beautiful Shapes Dies from Stampin’ Up! – retiring May 3!

The stamping on the inside of the birthday card is from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Stamp Set and it is not retiring.  The little flowers and grass at the bottom of the inside of the birthday card are from the Dainty Delight stamp set and I colored the back of the stamp with markers.  The front greetings are both from the Dainty Delight stamp set stamped in Memento Black on a Basic White Beautiful Shapes Die- (the one I said I would never use-ha -never say never)!

Recipe

  • Base:  Basic White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer (X2):  Designer Series Paper (DSP), 5 1/4 X 4 (cut with the yellow at top left for a bit of sunshine)
  • Flowers:  Die cut with Dainty Delight dies
    • Flirty Flamingo – 1 1/2 X 2, 1 full flower cut, 1 half flower cut
    • Melon Mambo – 1 1/2 X 2, 1 full flower cut, 1 half flower cut, layer behind Flirty Flamingo
    • Fresh Freesia – 1 1/2 X 2, 1 full flower cut, 1 half flower cut
    • Highland Heather – 1 1/2 X 2, 1 full flower cut, 1 half flower cut, layer behind Fresh Freesia
  • Vine:  Old Olive, 5 X 2 1/2, die cut with Dainty Delight vine die
  • Centers:  Daffodil Delight, 1 X 1, die cut with the center which has four centers together – 2 full and 2 half centers
  • Greeting:  Basic White, 3 1/4 X 1 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, die cut with Beautiful Shapes die and adhere direct to the DSP
  • Embellish:  brass butterfly and flower resin shape – retired

The vine is glued direct to the DSP.

Layer the flowers with glue dots and then pop up with dimensionals.

Lorraine Weyermann’s  video below shows this presentation of the dies:

 

And one more video from Melanie Coverston using a background with a brick embossing folder and sunflowers:

.  You found some beauties!  

Yes, thanks to the ladies who post videos for us to learn from.

My Bake Sale tab now has the products I am selling so let me know if you would like anything.  I will eventually post to Facebook and Ebay but I wanted to let my loyal followers have first pick.  I accept paypal, so send me your requests and your zip code and I will invoice you.  When I receive payment, I will immediatly ship the product(s).

Sal,  Stamp A Lot

Karen

 

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, all stamped images are 2009-2023 Stampin’ Up!  The projects shown are to spice up your personal creativity and may not be copied for publication or contest submission.  The content of this website is my sole responsibility and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered are not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Friends’ Birthday Cards

There are little daffodils poking up through the ground; poor things got covered with 4″ of new snow yesterday.

 

From a distance the bare branches of the bushes with clumps of snow look like we are growing cotton!

 

Let’s head south! Way south!

Now Sal, this is just springtime in the Rockies!  In another week we will be out getting flower beds ready for planting.

Today, I would like to show you a couple fun birthday cards and alert you to new postings in the ‘Bake Sale’ tab with many of the items I am purging.

You can’t call them ‘new’ postings when there haven’t been any postings of sale items for eons.

True!  Folks, there are postings in the Bake Sale of items I am selling. Better, Sal?

Just trying to be helpful!

Back to the birthday cards!  The first is a slimline card for Paul’s birthday with a stamp set from Whimsy called “Best Friends”.

Recipe

  • Base:  Thick Basic White, 8 3/8 X 6 3/4 scored at 3 3/8; (Note: 8 1/2 X 7 scored at 3 1/2 is the standard slimline but I wanted a 1/16″ reveal of the base)
  • Border (X2): Early Espresso, 8 1/4 X 3 1/4
  • Top Layer:  Designer Series Paper, 8 X 3
  • Inside Top Layers:
    • Designer Series Paper, 4 X 3
    • Basic White, 4 X 3
  • Blue Cut Outs:  Pacific Point, 8 1/2 X 3 1/4,  Die Cut 2 large and three small shapes with Stampin’ Up! Diorama Dies then emboss with Stampin’ Up! 3D Cane Weave embossing folder
  • Outside Greeting:  Rectangle Stitched Framelit in Early Espresso 2 3/4 X 1 1/2, with Basic White Top Layer, 1 X 2 3/8
  • Inside Greeting: Rectangle Stitched Framelit in Early Espresso, 3/4 X 2 7/8 with Basic White Top of 1/2 X 2 1/2
  • Images: Basic White, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, stamp in Memento Black, Color with Copic Markers
    • YG03-straw; C3-milk & egg outlines using 0 to lighten and blend; B000-Cup
    • Y13-butter; C5-legs & arms; V15-Jelly; R00-Tongue; E33-PBtr & Bacon
    • E31-Toast top & cookie; E18-Toast crust & Chocolate chips; E15-Syrup
    • B24-Together coloring after stamping in memento ink
  • Happy Birthday – Stampin’ Up Hey Chick stamp set, all other greetings are from Whimsy Best Friends set
  • Embelishments – 5 swarovski crystals

The characters and hearts on the front are popped up, the other pieces are adhered directly to the paper.

Here are individual pictures for the sake of looking closely at the coloring – I am new to these Copics and will need to refresh my memory frequently until I get used to numbers- plus, they are just cute to look at separately.

 

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If you stamped me in black, could you color me with Copics?

We’ll try someday!  For now I have another birthday card to show and this time I used some foiling.  I have a special friend’s husband who has the most adventurous stories imaginable and he was a pilot so I put the two together to make his birthday card.  It is a ‘never ending card’.  We made this card at club for Valentine’s Day in 2016.  Here is a hint – to effectively use the blog, go to the recipe box and find the thumbnail picture of the card you remembered making and click on the picture and you will go to that posting so you can make another card like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-FGBX_Cis

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Don’t let the picture fool you- this is a standard A2 card!  Fold the top flap up and the bottom flap down and voila:

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I stamped the plane from Stampin’ Up!’s retired ‘Sky Is The Limit’ stamp set onto Shrinky Dink Paper, colored the back side, cut it out, and then cooked it to make a cute little card size 3D plane!

I stamped the clouds and then decided they needed to be a little 3D also so I added our puff paint.  It stuck to the top of the paper so that wasn’t the best idea but it gives the cloud a little blue dimension.  Now let’s fold the card again:

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Then once more up with the top and down with the bottom so we go to the back for a greeting:

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The foiled paper is from a retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper and the gold ADVENTURE was a card front sent with my new Minc machine that we ran through the machine with gold foil.   Paul figured out how to get all the large letters on the front flaps by cutting and gluing each one separately.  I’ve ordered more foils so stay tuned for fun cards with foil embellishments.

Never Ending Card Recipe Basics (watch the video for construction)

  • Base:   Basic White, 4 1/4 X 11
    • Cut in half for two 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 bases
    • Score one of the half pieces at 1 3/8″ on 4 1/4 top & bottom then cut that piece in half at 2 1/8,
    • Score the other half piece on the 5 1/2 side at 1 1/16″ at top and 1 1/16″ at bottom, then cut in half at 2 3/4″ 
    • Add two pieces of sticky tape right up to the score line on the two 4 1/4″ pieces
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      • Burnish all your score lines both ways
  • Now the two pieces you cut in the first step that are 2 1/8″ X 5 1/2″ will go on top of the 4 1/4 X 2 3/4 pieces
    • first adhere each piece to the bottom corner of the piece that has the sticky strip, laying your 4 1/4″ in line with the edge and bottom.  The two pieces should meet in the middle
    • then slide the top piece of the 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 piece in alignment with the bottom that now has the two pieces attached and then press the top onto the sticky strips

If you get all the pieces cut and scored with the sticky strip added, then it would be best to watch the video (at point 2:43) for how to lay the first two strips on top of the second two strips.

What the video doesn’t show is decorating the many sections and their dimensions so I will list those here. Note:  If you like the design to exactly match, multiply the sections by 2 and then cut in half to match designs.

  • Front Middle (X2):  Blue foil DSP, 2 X 2 5/8
  • Front Sides (X4):  Blue Glimmer Paper, 7/8, X 2 5/8
  • First Fold Middle (X2):  Blue Sky DSP, 2 X 2 5/8
  • First Fold Top & Bottom Sides (X 4):  7/8  X 1.1/4
  • Second Fold Middle (X2):  DSP, 2 X 2 5/8
  • Second Fold Sides (X4): DSP,  7/8  X 1.1/4
  • Back Middle (X2):  DSP,  2 5/8″ X 2″
  • Back Top and Bottom (X4):  DSP, 1 1/4″  X 2″

And your next fold will bring you to the front again!  Have fun.  It should be marketed as a stress relief tool as you play with folding it back and forth!  My first Never Ending Card (also called a Perpetual Card) was a Valentine card and I started with colored card stock bases so I could just add embellishments whilly nilly!   You can click on the blue to see that card.

http://stampalosopher.com/?p=787

You had to make an extra base so you could give instructions so why not make another?! 

Well, Sal, I do need a birthday card!  Let’s do it!

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For this card:

  • Basic White Base
  • Purple Ombre Glimmer Paper
  • How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
  • “This Calls For Confetti”, So Sentimental stamp set with oval punch
  • “Happy Birthday”, Birthday Chick Dies
  • “Hope Your Day is…..” Postcard Pals with Tailored Tag punch
  • “Hugs, Prayers, Love”  Positive Thoughts with Peek A Hoot Dies Rectangle
  • “Let’s Celebrate You”  Birthday Chick Stamp Set
  • Streamers, Birthday Chick Stamp Set
  • Balloons with double balloon punch
  • Vellum tiny envelope with punch and butterflies with retired butterfly thinlet
  • Gorgeous Grape Ink

That could be your  graduation cards, too!  

A valid possibility!

I taught the Shrinky Dink technique several years ago in a technique club.

Are we able to go somewhere on your blog to see all your technique sheets?

That is a great idea, Sal!  I will work on doing that, right after I get the products I am selling on the ‘Bake Sale’ tab.  I could at least create a new tab and add this Shrinky Dink technique sheet.  I need a short name to fit the tab so ‘technique’ is out – any suggestions?

Well, you have a ‘Recipe Box’ and a ‘Bake Sale’ so how about ‘Cookbook’?

Great idea, Sal!  Consider it done!

The first of many products have been added to the Recipe Box!

Toodoloo friends!  I hope you have found a pinch of creativity today to spice up your crafting world!

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bee With Heart

Let’s take a trip to a fantasy land where bees are pink!  I used a digital stamp by Connie Fong called Bee With Heart!  I saw this cute pink bee on a card by Gloria Shirr and just “had to have whatever stamp it was”.  You all know that feeling!  Little did I know it would lead me to a new world– digital stamping!

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After printing the digital images on Basic White cardstock, I cut them out with a Stampin’ Up! ‘Deckled Rectangles Die’ and adhered to a layer of retired pink marble designer series paper.  For the inside greeting I used Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Prized Peony’ stamp set.  By duplicating the images and printing landscape I could print four fronts to a sheet of 8 1/2 X 11.  The digital stamp set has a boy bee and a girl bee with two greetings and a flower.  Here is the second greeting on a card for my mother.

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The inside greeting is a stamp Lucille gave me before she moved far far away to New Jersey.  Miss you, friend!  The clear heart and pink pearls are retired Stampin’ Up! embellishments.

Wait just a cotton pickin’ minute!  If you had just one girl bee stamp, how did you get two facing each other? 

Well, Sal, we learned to do mirror images with regular stamps using the stamparatus and a silicon sheet,  but with a digital stamp it is just a click of a button!

Recipe

  • Base:  Basic White 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Border Layer:  Designer Series Paper (DSP), 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • Top Layer:  Basic White 5 1/2 X 4 1/4  cut with Second Largest Deckled Rectangle Die
  • Inside Strip: DSP, 1/2 X 5 3/8
  • Embellishments:  3 pink pearls for outside, 4 clear dots for middle of flowers and 1 clear heart on inside
  • Copic Markers
    • RV10 and RV23 for the bee’s body and heart
    • RV09 for the Nose and Inside of the flowers
    • R00 and a tiny touch of RV10 for the wings and then a coat of Wink Of Stella

I hope you enjoyed a trip to fantasy land!

Here I am adding a sympathy card made with one of the digital images from Connie Fong Art but this time in more traditional colors:

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  • Copic Markers
    • R27 for the heart, flowers and tiny touch on nose
    • Y13 Inside flower
    • C9 Black on Bee
    • YR12 Yellow on Bee
    • E000 Face
    • R00 and a tiny touch of RV10 for the wings and then a coat of Wink Of Stella
  • Deckled Rectangle Dies are used to create the frame with a piece cut out of the middle of the front used to borde the back
  • Inside Greeting:  Kindness & Compassion stamp set, love how it ties to the digital greeting on the front.

By combining digital with the dies and stamps I have in my stash I have a new realm of card making!

SAL,  Sending A Lot of Love

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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