Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sending Smiles



Hello my stamping friends.  I am excited to share a card made with new products that are available today.  I am using the Sending Smiles bundle to make a cute birthday card.  You could use this design for any of the sentiments in this set, which are awesome.  I have all the measurements and instructions listed below for you, as well as a supply list.

Measurements:
Soft Seafoam: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base, 4 x 4½
Orchid Oasis: 4⅛ x 5⅜
So Saffron designer paper: 4 x 5¼, 4 x ¾
Basic White: 4¾ x 3½, 4 x 2¾, 2 x 2½, 4 x 5¼

Instructions:
  1. Put an adhesive sheet on the back of the Orchid Oasis layer and die cut the detail Sending.  Adhere the layer to the card front.
  2. Adhere the designer paper to the card front.
  3. Using the Stitched Rectangles, die cut the center of the 4¾ x 3½ Basic White with the rectangle that measures about 3⅞ x 2⅝.  Adhere the frame to the card front.
  4. Using the Scalloped Contours dies, die cut the 4 x 2¾ with the middle rectangle.  Using the Soft Seafoam and Orchid Oasis stamp and write markers, flick some ink by putting the wide tip in the cap and then flicking it out, causing splatters.  
  5. Stamp the greeting on the scalloped rectangle with Orchid Oasis ink.  Adhere to the center of the frame on card front.
  6. Stamp the stem onto the Soft Seafoam layer twice.  Die cut both stems and the bold Sending die.
  7. Adhere the detailed Sending to the bold Sending.
  8. Adhere one of the stamped stems to the card front.
  9. Stamp the cone flower image twice onto the 2 x 2½ Basic White piece with Orchid Oasis ink.  Stamp the flower center with So Saffron ink then die cut.
  10. With Stampin' dimensionals, adhere the flower and the Sending to the card front.  If you loose the dot on the i in sending, you can use an In Color Matte Dot, which is what I had to do.
  11. For the inside adhere the designer paper strip to the left side of the 4 x 5¼ Basic White layer.  Add the other stem and flower to the right side and then adhere to inside.
  12. On the envelope, stamp the stem in Soft Seafoam and the flower with Orchid Oasis and So Saffron.



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Friday, April 29, 2022

Paradise Palms with Video



Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today features a card inspired by my recent visit to Texas to visit France "Frenchie" Martin.  We took a walk in the evenings and stopped by the dock to watch the sunset.  There's nothing better than the sunset on the water.  I used the Paradise Palms stamp set plus the Let's Set Sail for the greeting on the front and then Handsomely Suited for the inside greeting.  I have a video for you today to show you how I made this card.



Measurements:
Basic Black: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for the card base, 4¾ x 4¼
Basic White: (2) 4 x 5¼

Instructions:
  1. Make a mask for the sun with a 1" circle.  I made mine out of a post-it note that is sticky all over.  Place it on the 4 x 5¼ Basic White layer.
  2. With blending brushes and So Saffron, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite and Starry Sky blend your sunset and water.  You always want to start on a scrap paper before blending on your project.
  3. Once you are happy with sponging, remove the mask on your sun.  Lightly sponge some So Saffron and Mango Melody over it to soften the sharp lines.
  4. Die cut 2 grassy pieces from Basic Black along with one palm tree.  I used adhesive sheets on the back before cutting to make adhering easier.
  5. Adhere the grassy pieces to the sponged layer, trimming off the excess.  
  6. Stamp the greeting onto the lower left corner with memento black ink.  I used the Stamparatus so that I could stamp it several times to make it nice and dark.  Adhere to card front.
  7. Adhere the palm tree to the card front.
  8. Stamp the sentiment on the inside layer with Starry Sky ink, and then either some birds or palm trees in memento black ink.
  9. Stamp the palm trees onto the envelope in memento black ink.






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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Hello Beautiful birthday



Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today is the card I made for my grand daughter's birthday.  I recently won the Hello Beautiful bundle from Stampin' Up! and decided to use it as my starting point for this card.

Measurements:
Basic Black: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½, 2½ x 2½
Pattern Party designer paper: 2½ x 2½, 3½ x 4¾, 4 x 5¼
Supple Shimmer Pink: 3 x 3
Blushing Bride: 4 x 5½, ¾ x 3
Basic White: 3½ x 4¾

Instructions:
  1. Adhere the Blushing Bride layer to the card base.
  2. Adhere the buffalo check designer paper to the card front.
  3. Cut the largest hexagon from the pink supple shimmer paper.
  4. Nest the 2nd and 3rd largest hexagons together and cut from Basic Black.
  5. Cust the 2nd largest hexagon from the pink animal print paper.
  6. Randomly adhere all of the hexagons to the card front, using Stampin' Dimensionals on the pink shimmer one.
  7. Stamp the greeting onto the Blushing Bride strip with VersaMark ink and then emboss with black powder.  Cut with the Waves die.
  8. Cut 2 pieces of black gingham ribbon and fold in half.  Tuck into the holes on the label and secure with glue dots.  Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  You will have to double up the dimensional on the right end to balance it out.
  9. For the inside, adhere the animal print designer paper (4 x 5¼).
  10. Stamp the shape with Blushing Bride ink, stamped off.  Add the sentiment over the top of it with Memento Black ink.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Flowing Flowers meets Waves of the Ocean


Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today includes the new Waves of the Ocean designer paper, that is available today through May 2nd, or while supplies last.  There is an early release stamp set and die bundle available as well that goes with this paper, but I am switching it up and using the Flowing Flowers stamp set instead. I chose the paper that has the Calypso Coral and Petal Pink and used it as my background layer.  I have a list of supplies below for you plus all of the measurements and instructions to recreate this card.

Measurements:
Thick Basic White: 8½ x 5½
Waves of the Ocean: 4 x 5¼
Basic White: 4¼ x 3¼, 3¾ x 2¾
Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon: 6" and 4-5" to tie a knot

Instructions:
  1. Cut both layers of Basic White with the largest and 2nd largest scalloped dies from Stitched So Sweetly.
  2. Ink up the largest flower with Pale Papaya ink and then with a blending brush, tap some Calypso Coral ink in the center and around the edges and stamp onto the smaller rectangle towards the left side.
  3. Ink the 3 small flowers image the same way and stamp twice, without reinking on the right side of the smaller rectangle.
  4. Adhere the larger scalloped rectangle to the center of the designer paper.
  5. Wrap the 6" piece of ribbon around the layer and adhere to the back.  Adhere this layer to the card front.
  6. Adhere the stamped rectangle to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Tie a knot in the remaining ribbon and add to the card front with glue dots.
  8. Add 3 Champagne Rhinestones to the bottom right corner.
  9. Stamp the large flower on the inside, using the same technique as above.
  10. Stamp the 3 little flowers image onto the envelope, inking the same as above.




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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Calming Camellia with Smoky Slate


Hello my stamping friends.  I have another card for you today using the Calming Camellia stamp set.  I just love this set.  My share today is more monochromatic, and I love the simplicity of it.  I have used a birthday sentiment on this card, but you could use if for any type of card.  I have the measurements and instructions below for you.

Measurements:
 
Smoky Slate: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base and 3-1/8 x 3-7/8
Basic White: 2 pieces that measure 4 x 5¼ and one that measures 3 x 3¾

Instructions:
  1. Put the mask from the Butterflies & Flowers layering decorative masks over one of the 4 x 5¼ Basic White layers.  With a blending brush, sponge Smoky Slate ink over 2 opposite corners. Adhere to card base.
  2. With Smoky Slate ink, stamp the flower image onto the 3 x 3¾ layer.  Using the Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends markers to outline and highlight the leaves.  Adhere to Smoky Slate layer and then to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  3. Brush the center of the flowers with some Wink of Stella.
  4. Color some of the clear Polished Dots with the Smoky Slate Blends markers and scatter onto card front.
  5. For the inside, stamp the swirl image on 2 opposite corners and the sentiment in Smoky Slate.
  6. Stamp the flower image onto the envelope with Smoky Slate ink.





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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Calming Camellia with Fresh Freesia


Hello my stamping friends.  Welcome to my blog.  My project for you today is using the new Calming Camellia stamp set.  This set is part of the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is free with a $300 order before tax and shipping.  This can be an order you put in yourself, or a combined order of you and a few of your friends.  The greetings on this set are wonderful and the images are beautiful.  Below I have all of the measurements and instructions for you.

Measurements: 
Fresh Freesia: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base and 3-1/8 x 3-7/8
Basic White: 2 pieces that measure 4 x 5¼ and one that measures 3 x 3¾
Open Weave Fresh Freesia Ribbon: 6-8 inches

Instructions:
  1. Put the mask from the Butterflies & Flowers layering decorative masks over one of the 4 x 5¼ Basic White layers.  With a blending brush, sponge Fresh Freesia ink over 2 opposite corners. Adhere to card base.
  2. With Smoky Slate ink, stamp the flower image onto the 3 x 3¾ layer.  Using the Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends markers, add some color to the flowers.  Color the centers with dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend.  Use Smoky Slate blends to outline and highlight the leaves.  Adhere to Fresh Freesia layer and then to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  3. Brush the center of the flowers with some Wink of Stella.
  4. Tie a bow in the ribbon and add to the card front with mini glue dots.
  5. For the inside, stamp the swirl image on 2 opposite corners with Smoky Slate and the sentiment in Fresh Freesia.
  6. Stamp the flower image onto the envelope with Smoky Slate ink.



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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Amazing Silhouettes


Hello my stamping friends.  Today I have a quick and simple card for you using the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set found in the Jan to June 2022 mini catalog.  I love the contrast of the Smoky Slate on the Blackberry Bliss and how it turned out.  I have all of the measurements and instructions below for you.

Measurements:
Smoky Slate: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base
Blackberry Bliss: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 embossed with the new Gingham Embossing         Folder; 3½ x 3½ cut with the Hippo & Friends die
Smoky Slate designer paper: 3 x 5¼
Basic White: 4 x 5¼
Metallic Mesh Ribbon: 14 - 15 inches

Instructions:
  1. Adhere Smoky Slate designer paper to the embossed layer of Blackberry Bliss.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the Blackberry Bliss layer and tie a bow on the front, right side.
  3. Stamp the butterfly with VersaMark ink onto the Blackberry Bliss die cut.  Heat emboss with silver embossing power.  Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Scatter some silver metallic pearls to the card front.
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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Class in the Mail with Strong of Heart



My post for you today is a different type of post for me.  I am starting to offer classes in the mail.  These classes will be product-based classes that will include all of the cardstock precut for you and will include a complete tutorial with measurements, instructions, and pictures for 6 cards.  The class I have to offer now is using the stamp set Strong Of Heart.  Stampin' Up! created this stamp set to support heart health and $3.00 of every purchase of this set is donated to organizations that support heart health.

I have joined forces with France "Frenchie" Martin on this set and we have 6 beautiful cards for you.  The cost of this class is $46.50 plus priority shipping and includes the stamp set, a full package of Brights 6 x 6 Designer Paper (40 sheets total) and the PDF tutorial with all of the measurements and instructions.  You will cut the designer paper from your pack, but all of the other cardstock will be pre-cut for you and each card will be in a separate envelope.  Please email me at dartbabe19@msn.com if you are interested in the class.  I will send an invoice for the class through PayPal.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Fun Folds and Techniques Blog Hop


Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today is part of a blog hop with my team mates so be sure to click the link below to "hop" on over to the next blog.  The blog hop is all about Fun Folds and Techniques.  I chose to share with you my fun fold, which I'm calling a Double Gate Fold.  It even has a fun belly band to keep the card closed.  To receive the full PDF tutorial you will need to place a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping) in my online store HERE.  For this card, I have all the details below for you.

Measurements:

· Basic White Thick: 8½ x 5½, 8½ at the top score at 2-1/8 from each end for the card base

· Basic White: 2 pieces at 2¼ x 4; 2¾ x 3¾; 2 x 4

· Green print designer paper: 2 pieces at 1-7/8 x 5¼; 1½ x 9½

· Pale Papaya print designer paper: 2 pieces at 2 x 3¾

 

Instructions:

  1. Using Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut the 3¾ x 2¾ Basic White with the largest non-rectangle shape die.
  2. Stamp the greeting in Shaded Spruce ink at the bottom of the die cut.  
  3. Using the background image, stamp the die cut with VersaMark ink.  Make sure you don’t stamp over your greeting.  Quickly sprinkle Heat and Stick powder over the VersaMark and heat set.  It will be slightly shiny when done.  Then quickly add some Gilded Leafing.  Make sure you have the stamped area covered well.  Using stiff brush or sponge, rub the leafing to get rid of the excess.
  4. On the 2 x 4 Basic White, stamp 2 flowers with Pale Papaya ink and 1 leaf with Pear Pizzazz ink.
  5. Put tiny dots of liquid glue into the center of the flowers.  Let sit for a few minutes and then add some Gilded Leafing.  Rub with brush or sponge to remove the excess.
  6. Die cut flowers and leaf with coordinating dies.
  7. Adhere the green printed designer paper to the card base.
  8. Adhere the Pale Papaya printed designer paper to the 2¼ x 4 Basic White layers.
  9. With the card front closed, center the Basic White layers so that you have the same spacing at the top, bottom and in between the layers.  Adhere one on the left side and the other on the right side.
  10. For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce and the flower in Pale Papaya.
  11. For the leaf, I masked the flower and then stamped the leaf in Pear Pizzazz.
  12. Add a few very small dots of liquid glue, let sit a few minutes and then add Gilded Leafing. Rub off excess with brush or sponge.
  13. For the belly band wrap the green printed designer paper strip around the card with the loose ends on the front.  Adhere the ends together. Make sure you don’t make the belly band too tight, but tight enough that it doesn't just fall off either.
  14. Adhere the stamped label to the belly band, covering the seam.
  15. Adhere the flowers with Stampin’ dimensionals and then tuck the leaf behind the flowers with a glue dot.
  16. Stamp a flower onto the envelope.  You can add some Gilded Leafing the same as we did on the card.



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