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Friday, December 28, 2012

Warmest Wishes - Two Chorus Lines

Second Verse, same as the first.  I used the same card layout and changed the embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Scraps for leaves
  • Almost Amethyst cardstock
    • Scraps for flower
  • Pretty in Pink cardstock
    • Scraps for Butterfly and Doily
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scraps for embellishment
  • Tea Party Designer Series Paper
    • Top layer measures 5" x 2"
    • Bottom layer measures 5" x 1 3/4"
  • Certainly Celery 3/8" twill ribbon - 7"
  • Blooming with Kindness, Elements of Style and Papillon Potpourri stamp set
  • Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Stazon Jet Black inks
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Birds & Blooms and Delicate Doiles Sizzlit, Sizzlit dies
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Other products
  • Brad

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Secret Garden Sympathy

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4 (scored at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2")
    • Outside flap and inside card layers measure 4" x 3" (cut 2 total)
    • Scrap for flower
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Outside flap layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Left side front measures 2 1/2"x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Outside flap measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • Inside card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Patterns Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Left side front measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Fabulous Florets, Love and Sympathy and Secret Garden stamp sets
  • Stazon Jet Black and Versamark ink
  • Black embossing powder (used for the flowers)
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Dimensionals
  • Heat tool
I stamped, embossed each flower layer.  I cut out one of the flowers using the Secret Garden Framelit die.  The second flower was trimmed by hand.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Secret Garden Z Fold Card

I love flowers and I am in love with the new products available in the Spring 2013 Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Retired)
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Front and inside layers measures 4" x 3"
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Front of card measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Left side of card measures 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Front of card measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • Inside of card measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (Retired)
    • Left front side of card measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"

    • Inside of card measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red inks
  • Happiest Birthday Wishes Secret Garden stamp sets
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Dimensionals

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Triple Layer Secret Garden Gift Set

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Labels Collections layer measures 3 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Labels Collections layer measures 3" x 3 1/2"
  • Hauki Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Flowers and stems were stamped and cut using this paper
  • Labels Collection and Secret Garden Framelits
  • Blessings from Heaven, Field Flowers, Secret Garden and Trust God stamp sets
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Paper piercer
  • Dimensionals
Each flower has a total of three layers.  The first layer was cut using the Secret Garden Framelits die.  The remaining two were then trimmed by hand.

The Gift Set Box is all one piece.
  • Tangerine Tango Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 11"
    • Scored at 2 1/4", 3 1/4, 9" and 10" on the long side
    • Scored at 1", 2" 6 1/2" and 7 1/2"

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blooming with Kindness Thank You

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Really Rust cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 4 3/4
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
    • Strip for under sentiment layer
  • Sahara Sand cardstock
    • Card stip measures 3 3/8" x 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper
    • Main card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 4 1/2"
  • Blooming with Kindness and Curly Cute stamp sets
  • Really Rust ink
  • Adorning Accent Edgelits
  • Corner Rounder hand punch
  • Dimensionals

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Thoughts are Happiest...

.....when you're in them.
What a wonderful sentiment - Perfect for any occasion!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3" x 3 1/2"
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Layer measures 4" x 1"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Layer measures 4" x 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Green Tea Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Field Flowers and Elements of Style stamp sets
  • Certainly Celery and Old Olive ink
  • Labels Collection Framelits
  • Bird Builder and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Certainly Celery Twill ribbon 5/8"
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
I wish I would have thought of using my Festive Paper Piercing Pack (2012 Holiday Mini Catalog, Page 30) and paper piercer to outline the inside of the largest die cut.

A usually make a set of four cards to be given as gifts.  I make card boxes from a pattern I found online.  Unfortunately, the link is no longer available.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Christmas Present from Beth

MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU

I have added a new feature to my blog. Look for this ---->
at the bottom of every post (past and present).

You can now print or save my posts to your computer.  Save your favorite Crafts by Beth cards to your computer.  The added bonus....most of my cards have all the details (measurements) so you can easily reproduce my cards.


*I do ask, if you use my card design, please mention where you got your inspiration.  Thank you!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Delicate Doily


Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Pretty in Pink cardstock
    • Doily measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Doily measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Delicate Doiles Sizzlit
  • Papillon Potpourri and Trust God stamp sets
  • Old Olive ink
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chocolate Lace

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Lace layer measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Lace layer measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
    • Card layer measures 1 1/4" x 4"
  • Circle 1 3/4" and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Trust God and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets
  • Delicate Doiles Sizzlit die
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Dimensionals

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pleated Card

I was inspired to create a pleated card from Dawn Easton's card I found online.  We (crafters) are so fortunate that so many share their work.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures  3 1/4" x 3 1/2.  This is shorter than the Regal Rose card layer; bottom part of the pleats are not glued down to the bottom of this layer. (Frugal paper saver)
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Strip measures 3 1/4" x 1/2"
  • Regal Rose cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
    • Punch out a heart from this layer (Frugal paper saver)
  • Loves Me Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Pleat - begin with a piece measuring 6 5/8" x 2"
    • Score
    • Accordian pleat - using bone folder, crease each pleat (both sides of paper)
  • Trust God stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Full Heart and Small Heart hand punches
  • Dimensionals
If you plan on making a number of these cards, cut your pleat strip a multiple of two inches, score, pleat and cut strips into 2" width strips.  Example:  I am making three cards, I will cut the cardstock at 6 5/8" x 6".

Scoring
  • Follow this sequence - Score 3/4", 1 1/8", 2 1/8", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 3 7/8", 4 7/8", 5 1/4", 6 1/4"
  • What is the sequence? 
    • After first score, add 3/8" (which is 1 1/8")
    • Next add 1" (which is 2 1/8")
    • Next add 3/8" (which is 2 1/2")
    • Next add 1" (which is 3 1/2")
  • See the pattern?  This scoring pattern can be followed to make a wider pleated section.
Your finished pleat section may not be as wide as the Whisper White/Regal Rose card layer measurements mentioned above.  *Please refer to the seventh picture below.  The stamped image layer may need to be trimmed a scant 1/8".  If you trim the width of the Whisper White cardstock, you will have to do the same to the Regal Rose layer.

Picture 1 - I started with a piece of DSP measuring 6" x 6 5/8"
Picture 2
Picture 3 - Once you have pleated the DSP, place into your paper trimmer.  First press out folds, then cut.  This step is skipped if you started with a piece of paper measures 2" x 6 5/8".
Picture 4
Picture 5 - Adhesive is applied in each of the folds on the backside of the DSP.

Picture 6 - Place strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock over top of pleated DSP.

Picture 7 - *The pleated IS NOT attached yet to the Whisper White cardstock.  As you can see, the pleated section is not has wide as the Whisper White layer.  This is where you trim the Whisper White cardstock.  The Chocolate Chip layer will be trimmed after the adjustments below.

Picture 8 - Once your Whisper White and Regal Rose layers are trimmed to fit the finished pleats; adhere the Whisper White to the Regal Rose cardstock.  Can you see where I punched out the heart to save paper?


Picture 9 -  Trim Chocolate Chip cardstock strip if necessary.  Apply adhesive to the back of the pleat section; however, do not apply adhesive on the bottom of the section.  This will give the bottom of the pleats more dimension.   Attach the pleated section to the Whisper White/Regal Rose layers.  I placed Dimensionals under this layer and attached it to the card base.  Dimensionals are placed on the back of the hearts and applied as the final step to this card.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Trust God

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Strip measures 1" x 5 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 5 1/2"
  • Elements of Style, Love & Care and Trust God stamp sets
  • Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink
  • Scallop Edge Border and Trio Flower hand punches
Other Products
  • Pearl Jewel 
I was inspired by a card made by Simply Simple Flash Cards - Connie Stewart.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Warmest Wishes

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Start with a piece measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", using the embossing folder, then trim piece down to 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Naturals White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 3"
  • Blooming with Kindness stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink
  • Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • Stripes Embossing Folder
  • Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Trust God Trilogy


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Textured cardstock
    • Card bases measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Crushed Curry
    • Melon Mambo
    • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Trim
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 5 1/2
  • Trust God stamp set
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Labels Collection Framelits (Sizzix)
  • Scallep Edge and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Paper Piercer Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Pearl jewel
I created this three-card set as a gift. I also made a mini-composition prayer journal to match. 

Close up

Monday, December 3, 2012

Keepsake Ornaments Kit


The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself!  We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results.  In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.)  Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments?  The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination.  Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Instructions for this kit can be found HERE.

EMAIL me for more information.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Blessings

I got this idea from Joan over at Daily Stampede.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3/8"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
    • Finished layer measures 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • More Merry Messages stamp set
  • Old Olive ink
  • Owl Builder (1/4" circle) and Pennant Builder hand punches
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Self adhesive sheet*
I punched out trees using the Pennant Builder punch.  I placed them on a self-adhesive sheet.  WHAT A TIME SAVER (I would hate to have to glue them on individually.)!!

*Stampin' Up! sells adhesive sheets.  I placed the trees on the back of an adhesive shipping label.