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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall Plaid Masculine Birthday

I saw this paper at Tuesday Morning and couldn't pass it up.  The perfect patterned paper for masculine cards.

Instructions
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4" (scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2")
    • 4" x 3" (cut 2)
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4" (front left side)
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" (outside of card)
  • Whisper White Cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" (stamped image)
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Tricks and Treats pattern paper by Pebbles
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" (front left side)
  • Best Dad Ever stamp set
  • Cajun Craze and Stazon Jet Blank ink
 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Spice Cake Series XI

Postcard style cards are simple to make and can be used for almost any occasion.

 Instructions
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • This is NOT a folded card base
    • Card layer measures 4" x 1 1/4"
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Pumpkin
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Leaf
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 1"
  • Old Olive ink
  • Martha Stewart Leaf Stamp and Punch set
  • Sizzix Pumpkin #4 Sizzlit
  • Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

My craft studio is now full to its capacity.  Yep....I have reached a point where I can no longer squeeze another piece of cardstock in my room.  Oh, the dilemma!

As of today, I am no longer a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I am not losing too many customers, just my sister and myself.  But fear not....I will continue to blog. 

I have been busy, doing absolutely nothing.  Well it feels that way.  Our United Methodist Women's (UMW) circle group is keeping me busy.  Our group meets every month and I create a newsletter  that is distributed to our fifty plus members.  I have a fabulous co-leader, Luster M. and together we do our best to encourage our women in so many ways. 

Our UMW main focus is missions.  Each December we donate approximately $3,000 to local missions.  We are having our first Boston Butt fundraiser and hope to put a dent in our mission giving this year.  I have been pestering our members about their butt money.  No, I don't just say butt in my emails - I just laugh to myself (as I often do)!

I hope to post a picture soon.  Don't worry, I am not leaving you. 

In the meantime, I  challenge each and every one of you who reads this posts.  Tomorrow enrich the lives of others; "Pay it Forward".  Bring a smile into a stranger's heart, that stranger may need to be uplifted today.  A simple Random Act of Kindness can go a long way.  Need ideas?  Click here!

Jesus hugs to all my blog followers!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Autumn Days

This is my card, I was inspired by a card created by Susan Bastedo, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3"
  • Autumn Days and Express Yourself stamp sets
  • Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive and Soft Suede ink
  • Dusty Durango 1/2" Grosgrain Polka Dot ribbon
  • Sponge

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Butterfly

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • Dusty Durango Textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 3" (before using border punch)
  • Dusty Durango Patterns Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Papillon Potpourri and Vintage Vogue stamp sets
  • Crumb Cake and Dusty Durango ink
  • Elegant Butterfly and Scallop Trim Border hand punches
  • Lace trim (Michaels)
  • Dimensionals
Butterfly is stamped once on the card layer and then on a scrap piece of paper.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blooming with Kindness

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 4 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Dusty Durango Patterns Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 1"
  • Blooming with Kindness stamp set
  • Dusty Durango ink
  • Stripes Embossing Folder
  • Lace trim (Michaels)
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Going Around in Circles

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3" x 4 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 4 3/8"
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Scraps for circle cutouts
  • Best Dad Ever stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Circle hand punches - 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and 1 3/4"
  • Button (non Stampin' Up!)
  • Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Spice Cake Series X

I love making these mini composition notebooks.  Walmart had mini composition books for $.88 for a pack of three. 

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Front measures* 3 7/8" x  4 1/2"
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
    • Strip is 1/2" wide, crimp, flatten, glue and trim
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
    • Back measures* 3 7/8" x  4 1/2"
    • Scrap for 5-Petal Flower
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Scrap for Fancy Flower
  • Triple Treat Flower stamp set
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Circle 1/2", Fancy Flower and 5-Petal Flower hand punches
  • Crimper
  • Dimensionals (used one between the two flower layers
  • Cream colored brad (non SU) 1/8"

Oops- can you figure out my mistake?  Urgghhhh!!!

* I have found that each composition notebook differs in measurement from the black binder to the edge.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spice Cake IX

Autumn leaves are slowly falling in Jasper, Alabama.

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Maple Leaf EK Success hand punch
  • Circle 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and Decorative Label hand punches
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
  • Several embossing folders
  • Dimensionals
* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spice Cake Series VIII

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • Recollections Ivory Notecard
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Scrap for circle
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Scrap for label
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Four strips, each measuring 3 3/4" x 1 1/8"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
    • Printed on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Circle 1 3/8" and 1 1/4", Decorative Label and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Wal-Mart 1/2" buttons
  • Recollections Brown Faux Pearl
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots

* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Simplify Your Life and Free Shipping*

Stampin' Up! has made making Christmas card a "JOY" not a "chore".  Slip your family photo in the card, write, print or stamp your Christmas message, address and add a postage stamp.  How easy it that!?

 
Envelope and Card - All-in-One 


Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Kit
  • Materials for 12 holiday photo cards
  • Note cards for handwriting, printing and/or stamping
  • Closures stickers
  • $14.95 (plus shipping/tax)
I accept PayPal.
 
*For your Stampin' Up! order of $65 or more, I will pay your shipping.  Links to the catalogs are at the top of my blog.
 
Discount only available through October 31, 2013.
 
Please email me HERE.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Spice Cake Series VIII

Spice Cake Series using the Freshly Made Sketches #101 card map.


Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • Ivory Cardstock (The Paper Company)
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Pool Party Cardstock
    • Flowers - Frugal scraps I cut from card layers previously used
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Scrap for 1 3/8" circle
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Sentiment
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • Brown banner measures 3" x 3/4"
    • Blue banner measures 2" x 3 /4"
    • Mustard banner measures 2 1/2" x 5/8"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP* Sentiments
  • Blossom, Circle 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" hand punches
  • Dimensionals

My most popular gift set of cards are ones that the recipient chooses the sentiment. Included in this four-card gift set will be a selection of sentiments.  I use clear mounting stickers on the back of the sentiments. Select the sentiment, peel and stick.

* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fleshly Made Sketches 101

I was inspired to create this card from a card map by Fleshly Made Sketches.  I hope you feel challenged today and use a card map to create a card from scratch.



Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Finished flag measures 3" x 5/8"
    • Scraps for flowers
  • Graphic 45 Exquisite Motif paper
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 4""
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • Finished flags each measure 3 1/2" x 3/4"
  • Flower Shop and Thank You Kindly stamp sets
  • Bravo Burgundy ink
  • Pansy hand punch
  • Dimensionals

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Ninety Minute Card; brought to you by..

...Crafts by Beth
Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted)
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Graphic 45 Exquisite Motif paper*
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
    • For tag, approximately 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • With All My Heart stamp set
  • Bravo Burgundy ink
  • Bitty and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals
*Fell in love with the pattern paper, just had to have it.  Well, who can pass up 25 sheets of  12" x 12" cardstock for $4.00 --- Not me!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spice Cake Series VII

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Blooming with Kindness and You Are Loved stamp sets
  • Early Espresso and More Mustard ink
  • Brown faux pearls (Expressions)
  • Dimensionals

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Spice Cake Series VI

My inspiration for this card comes from a card Maryse P. posted.

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
    • Scrap for Top Note
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Pool Park cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Scraps for squares
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Sizzix Bird & Blooms and Top Note die
  • Itty Bitty Banner Framelit
  • Blossom and Postage hand punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Spare Parts brass 1/8" brad

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Spice Cake Series V

I was blown away by a card made by Jen S..  This card is simple, yet elegant.


Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Recollections Premade Card
    • Card base measures 4" x 5 1/2"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Banner measures 3" x 3/4"
  • Early Espresso cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Cut a 3/4" circle from this piece (frugal tip)
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Scrap for flower 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Thread in button
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Occasional Quotes stamp set
  • Early Espresso ink (sponged DSP layer and flower)
  • Circle 3/4" hand punch
  • Fun Flowers Sizzix
  • Button 1/2" (not SU)
  • Glue dots
  • Dimensionals (be generous)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spice Cake Series IV

I call this design a Sunrise Card.  This card is constructed like the card in this post.  Please DO NOT use the measurements given in that posting, this card is smaller.

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 7/8" x 3 1/2" (cut 4 7/8" x 7", score at 3 1/2")
    • Card layer measures 4 5/8" x 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 5/8" x 3 1/4"
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Four or five pieces*, each measuring 4" x 1 1/2"
  • Avery 8 1/2" x 11" labels
    • Card layer measures 4 5/8" x 2 1/2"
  • Flower Shop and Thank You Kindly stamp sets
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Pansy Punch
  • Dimensionals

*Depending on where you start laying down your strips, you may be shy of a sliver.  First cut off the paper that hangover the backside, if the strips are too small, you will need to use a fifth strip.  (Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I have a bare spot behind the pansy.)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Spice Cake III (correction)

I had misidentified a letter in the detailed layout of yesterday's card.  This is the correct detail.  My post HERE has been updated to reflect the correct layout.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Spice Cake Series III

If you like this card design, hop on over to Splitcoaststampers and follow their tutorial and come back here for breakdown of the dimensions I used.  I was inspired by a card by Twila D., I liked it so much, I CASEd the patterns she used in each panel.

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Soft Suede cardstock 12 x 12
    • Make two and save scoring time
    • Score first at 2", 4", 8" and 10"
    • Cut two card bases each measuring 5 1/2" x 12"
    • The rest of the directions are for one card.
    • Follow the tutorial for correct cutting of panels.
    • Scrap for flower
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves (cut 4 and cut them apart, one two leaf and one three leaf)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer for inside sentiment measures 3 1/2" x 2"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • A - Small rectangles measure 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" (cut 3 pairs of 2)
    • B - Center strip measures 1 1/4" x 3 3/4" (cut 2)
    • C - Single strip measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" (cut 1)
    • D - Card layered by More Mustard measures 3 1/2" x 2" (cut 1)
    • E - Tall strip measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" (cut 1)
  • Flower Shop stamp set
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Pansy Punch
  • Dimensionals

Monday, August 19, 2013

Spice Cake Series II

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Cut 4 strips of 7/8" wide paper
    • Lengths of strip measures 4 1/2", 3 1/2", 2 1/2" and 1 1/2"
  • Papillon Potpourri and Thank You Kindly stamp sets
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Bitty Butterfly and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Light brown pearl (Recollections)
Tami White, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator created an awesome video demonstrating on how to make the strips using the butterfly punch.  Please take time to leave her a comment.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spice Cake Series I

I purchased Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (retired) because of the colors.  I will be creating cards using this paper and posting them under Spice Cake Series.

Your First Installment


Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Ivory cardstock (Recollections)
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4"
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4
    • For doily 2" x 2"
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Itty Bitty Banner
  • Soft Suede cardstock
    • Begin with 1" x 4" piece, then cut using edgelit
    • For doily 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 3 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
  • Adorning Accent Edgelits
  • Itty Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Delicate Doilies Sizzlit
  • Circle 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" hand punches
  • Dimensionals
* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Stationery Your Way

Stationery the way you want it.  Monogrammed, a sentiment, flower, or butterfly - whatever you decide - it is Stationery Your Way.  Endless possibilities!

Stampin' Up! Product
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (this is not a folded card)
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Regal Rose cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Raspberry Tart Designers Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4" x 1"
  • Flower Shop, Lovely Letters Alphabet and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
  • Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red ink
  • Bitty Butterfly, Circle 1 1/4" and 1 3/8", Corner Rounder, Elegant Butterfly, Scallop Circle and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensional
* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Using A1 Envelopes

I have purchased and received A1 envelopes that I seldom use.  The envelopes measure 5 1/8" X 3 5/8" and are typically used for response or notecard envelopes.

Using your 12" x 12" cardstock you are able to cut out three cards (directions below).   With an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock you will  only get you two cards.  My cards measure 7" x 4 7/8" (unfolded)

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 7/8" x 3 1/2" (folded)
    • Strip measures 4 7/8" x 1 1/2"
    • Scraps for flowers
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
    • Strip measures 4 7/8" x 3/4"
  • Green Tea Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer (top) measures 4 5/8" x 1 1/2"
    • Card layer (bottom) measures 4 5/8" x 1 3/4" 
  • Old Olive ink
  • Flower Shop and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
  • Blossom and Pansy hand punches
  • Itty Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Dimensionals

Cutting Instructions for 12" x 12" cardstock
  1. Cut one piece of your 12" x 12" cardstock to 7" x 12"
  2. Turn this piece and cut two pieces measuring 7" x 4 7/8"
  3. Set aside the remaining piece
  4. Take the other piece of cardstock (which measures 5" x 12"), turn and cut cardstock to 5" x 7"
  5. Take this piece and cut it to 4 7/8" x 7"
  6. Score all pieces on the 7" length at 3"
Clear as Mud, perhaps this FILE will help you.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sage Shadow Thank You

 
 Stampin' Up! Products
  • Really Rust cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 2 5/8"
  • Sage Shadow cardstock
    • Card layer/scallop trim measures 4 1/4" x 3 1/8" before punching
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/8"
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Really Rust ink
  • Short & Sweet and Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
  • Modern Label Scallop Trim Border and Word Window hand punches
  • More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dot
Be a Frugal Stamper - Punch your Word Window out of the Sage Shadow scallop trim border piece.  While you are at it, take one of your favorite punches and use it on the More Mustard card layer.

I used this sketch to create my card.
 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Masculine Z Fold Card

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4" (score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Apothecary Accent piece measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" (cut 2)
  • Dark Powder Dots pattern paper (Chatterbox) 
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4" 
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Apothecary Accent piece measures 2 5/8" x 2 1/4" (cut 2)
  • Lovely as a Tree and Wishes Your Way stamp sets
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack (I only used it on the front of the card.)
  • Dimensionals 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Houndstooth Birthday

I created this houndstooth card for my Roll Tide customers.  This card is available for purchase, I accept PayPal.  Contact me HERE for more information.

Stampin' Up! products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  • Old Olive cardstock
  • Houndstooth paper (non Stampin' Up!)
  • Flower Shop and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • 1/4" ribbon (brand unknown)
  • Blossom Builder and Pansy hand punches
  • Itty Bitty Framelits
And of course, I made a coordinating gift box.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cajun Craze Designer Box - Thank You / Thinking of You

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 3 1/2"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scrap for flower and sentiment
  • Dark Powder Dots pattern paper (Chatterbox)
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 1 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Flower Shop, Just Believe and Trendy Trees stamp sets
  • Blossom, Blossom Petals, Modern Label, Pansy and Word Window hand punches
  • Dimensionals
For added dimension, I cut through the petals of the Blossom punch out.


A picture tutorial of this box is available for only $2.99.  Click HERE to purchase using PayPal.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mosaic Madness = Quick and Classy Masculine Card

Stampin' Up! ROCKS with their stamp sets and coordinating punches!  I found the inspiration for this card online; unfortunately, I could not read the watermark on the picture I saved to my computer.

Stampin' Up! Products (unless noted otherwise)
  • Ivory ready-made card base (Recollections) 
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 1/2"
  • Delightful Dozen and Mosaic Madness stamp sets
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Mosaic hand punch
  • Dimensionals

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Apothecary Thoughts and Prayers

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • For die cutout 5 1/4" x 3 1/8"
  • Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Curly Label and Framelits Apothecary Accents dies
  • Square Lattice embossing folder
  • Modern Label andWord Window hand punchs
  • Paper Piercing Pack Essentials
  • Baker's Twine Early Espresso
  • Dimensionals
  • Tools - Paper piercer
I stamped various sentiments, punched them out with the Word Window punch and attached Fiskars Clear Adhesive Tabs.

Modern Elements

I purchased this patterned paper for a steal knowing it matched either Stampin' Up!'s Bermuda Bay or Taken with Teal cardstock.  Modern Elements are the "rage."

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Taken with Teal cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Patterned Paper (American Crafts Hall Pass)
    • Card layer measures 1 5/8" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 3 1/4
  • Certainly Celery and Old Olive (Tiny Tag) ink
  • Papillon Potpourri* and Tiny Tags stamp sets
  • Jewelry Tag and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots

* Stamp and punch two butterflies.  One is adhered to the card and the other is popped up with a
Dimensional.  I used three pearls for a prettier butterfly.

I tried tying the tag on using twine; through the ribbon, my klutzy hands couldn't make a nice knot close enough to the tag.  Instead, I attached it with a mini glue dot under the knot.

I used the following stamp sets on the card box top - Mosaic Madness and Vintage Labels.  The ribbon was 5/8" twill in Certainly Celery.   A picture tutorial on the box is available for only $2.99.  Click here for ordering information.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Butterfly Thank You

I was inspired by a card made by Josée Smuck.  Super cute and super easy.   Here are the measurements for my card.

Stampin' Up! Products, unless noted
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (folded)
    • Card layer 5 1/4" x 2"
  • Certainly Celery Cardstock
    • Scrap for butterflies
  • Taken with Teal cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x  4"
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Patterned Paper (American Crafts)
    • Card layer measures 5" x  3 3/4"
  • Taken with Teal ink
  • Wishes Your Way stamp set
  • Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Create Ink

Today I did a first - I made a donation to a website that I have used many times.  If you don't have Stampin' Up!'s Color Coach this website is the next best thing. 

The website is easy to navigate.  Find a Stampin' Up! color or colors you would like to coordinate with \Stampin' Up! colors.  There is a drop down menu on the left-hand side, I normally select "All Colors."  Find your color(s), double click on each one and they will appear in the middle of the page.  Select "Search" and the program will find coordinating colors. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pansy Punch and Flower Shop - A Must Have

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
    • Punched strip - start with a piece measuring 4" x 3/4"
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Start with a strip measuring 4" x 1/8"
    • Glue this strip to the Baja Breeze punched border, then trim to 3 3/4"
  • Murifield Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Blossom Petals, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Modern Label, Pansy and Word Window hand punches
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Flower Shop and Wishes Your Way stamp sets
  • Dimensionals

Frugal Tips
  • Don't forget, make use of the unused space inside the Kiwi Kiss card layer.  Cut out some elements with your punches.
  • When cutting 12" x 12" paper, instead of cutting a piece 3 3/4" wide
    • First cut it at 4" inches
    • Cut of the length you need (Example for this card, I would have cut a piece to 4" x 3 1/4")
    • Trim the piece so it measures 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • The remaining strip of paper is now at a width more commonly used is 4"  Instead of cutting the 12 x 12 at 3 3/4" your leftover piece is a commonly used width.
    • Clear as mud?  Hopefully this picture illustrates this better.