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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Trendy Trees on Sycamore Street

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (this is not a folded card)
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Begin with a strip 4 1/4" x 1 5/8" then use border punch/framelit of your choice
    • You may have to trim the strip depending on your punch style. For this card, I trimmed the piece to measures 4" x 1 1/2"
    • Scrap for bird
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for branch 
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Strip piece measures 4" x 1 1/8"
  • Trendy Trees stamp set
  • Tangerine Tango ink
  • Finishing Touches Edgelits
  • Bird Builder hand punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
  • Sponge

Packaging
  • Tangerine Tango
    • Top Note 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Scored in half)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Top Note 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cut in half)
  • Top Note Sizzix Die
Attach the Tangerine Tango Top Note die using a stapler.  Staple through both layers from back to front.  The DSP will hide the edges of the staple that often snag fingers.

Trim the DSP along the perforated lines on the die cut out and use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the front of your package.
This is the back of the finished packaged






Friday, March 29, 2013

Quick and Easy

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (this is not a folded card)
    • Strip layer measures 4" x 1 1/4"
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock
    • Strip layer measures 4" x 1 1/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
    • Strip layer measures 4" x 1"
  • With All My Heart stamp set
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Elegant and Bitty Butterfly hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sycamore Street

I have seen several cards made using this layout.  A card by Patsy W., a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, was my inspiration for today.
 
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Banner finished size is 2" x 3/8"
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock
    • Strip measures 4 1/4" x 1 1/4", I scored at 1/4" and 1/2" (you can't really see it), then cut using Adorning Accent Framelit die
  • Summer Starfruit cardstock
    • Scrap for Apothecary Accents Framelit
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Pool Party 1/4" ribbon
    • 5 1/4" inches
  • Various stamp sets
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Adorning Accent and Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Bitty Butterfly, Corner Rounder, Elegant Butterfly, Modern label and Word Window hand punches
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Chocolate pearls

Three of the four cards in this set only had the Modern Label punch attached to the card.  I created seven more sentiments and punched them out with the Word Window punch and placed Dimensionals on the back.  This allows the recipient to choose their own sentiment and attach it to the card.

I made a coordinating box to complement this greeting card set.


A tutorial for this card box is available for a minimal charge of $2.99. I created the tutorial with step by step pictorial instructions. The tutorial is an Adobe file.

Upon payment, your tutorial will be sent to you by email within 48 hours. I usually check my account twice a day; however, if you do not receive the instructions, please send me an EMAIL. The email will be sent to the one you have with Paypal, unless otherwise noted.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Beyond the Garden XVIII

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Finished Strip measures 4" x 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Inside liner measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Wild Wasabi
    • Scraps for stems (cut 2)
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
  • Tangerine Tango ink
  • Finishing Touches Edgelits
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslit
  • Birds & Blooms and Movers and Shapers Sizzix Dies
  • Blossom, Modern Label, Scallop Circle 1 1/4", Trio Flower and Word Window hand punches
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (always use this when using textured cardstock
  • Dimensionals (place between flower layers for added depth)
Other Products
  • Coordinating textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Strip measures 4" x 1/8"
    • Scraps for Blossom flower (cut 2)
  • Coordinating 1/8" brad

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Beyond the Garden XVII



Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Delightful Dozen and Secret Garden stamp sets
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Modern Label and Scallop Oval hand punches
  • Movers and Shapers Curly Label Die (layer behind Modern Label)
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Coordinating cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beyond the Garden XVI

This is an Easel Card Post-it-Note Holder - perfect for anyone's desk.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pacific Point cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Wild Wasabi Cardstock
  • World Treasures stamp set
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Fun Flowers die
  • Jumbo brads
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Post-it-Note (3" x 3")


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
  • Wild Washabi cardstock
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Secret Garden and You are Loved stamp sets
  • Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi ink
  • Apothecary Accents and Secret Garden Framelits
  • Square Lattice embossing folder
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Post-it-Note (3" x 3")

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beyond the Garden XV

I was inspired to create this QUICK card by a YouTube Video by Karen {here}.  Please leave Karen a comment; it takes a great deal of time to create a video.

A Stamp-Free Card!
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (the card fold is on the side)
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", trimmed to 5 1/4" x 4" after embossing*
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Inside layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Square 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and Itty Bitty Butterfly hand punches
  • Honeycomb and Perfect Polka Dot embossing folders**
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Glue Dots (to secure down bow)
  • Dimensional
Other Products
  • Coordinating 3/8" satin ribbon
This picture is the inside of the card ---->

*Dry embossing does "shrink" the paper because of the pull into the embossing folder.  That is why I dry emboss first then trim.

**When attaching embossed cardstock, it is best to use liquid glue.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Beyond the Garden XIV Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card box 8 1/2" x 11"
    • Box layer measures 2 3/4" x 7/8"
  • Wild Wasabi
    • Box layer measures 4 1/4" x 2"
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Box layer measures 4" x 1 3/4"
    • Box layer measures 2 5/8" x 5/8"
  • Secret Garden and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Modern Label and Word Window Punch
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Dimensionals
Instructions for this card box is available for a minimal charge of $2.99.  I created the tutorial with step by step pictorial instructions.  The tutorial is an Adobe file. 

Upon payment, your tutorial will be sent to you by email within 48 hours.  I usually check my account twice a day; however, if you do not receive the instructions, please send me an EMAIL. The email will be sent to the one you have with Paypal, unless otherwise noted.

Thank you.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Beyond the Garden XIV

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x   5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x  3 3/4"
    • Strip measures 3" x 7/8"
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card base layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x  3 1/2"
    • Strip measures 2 7/8" x 5/8"
  • Secret Garden and World Treasures stamp sets
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Apothecary Accents and Secret Garden Framelits
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beyond the Garden XIII

This card layout was designed by Create with Connie and Mary (Card map #CCMC239)

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Strip measures 1/2" x 5 1/4"
    • Measurement for flower 3" x 3" (two)
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Card layer measures 1 1/8" x 5 1/4"
    • Measurement for flower 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (two)
  • Well Scripted stamp set
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Fun Flowers Die
  • Circle 3/4" hand punch
  • Brads 5/8" Neutrals Assortment (currently on the SU Clearance Rack)
  • Dimensionals

I placed a Dimensional between the two Pacific Point layers and between the two DSP layers.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Beyond the Garden XII

Stampin Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" 
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 2 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 2 1/2"
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • On Your Birthday stamp set
  • Tangerine Tango ink
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Coordinating 3/8" satin ribbon

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Beyond the Garden XI

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Cover is 3 1/16" x 8 1/2 - Scored at 3", 3 3/8", 6 1/2" and 6 7/8"
    • Scraps
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Layer #1 measures 2 3/4" x 2 7/8"
    • Layer #2 measures 1 3/8" x 2 3/4"
    • Scrap
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Layer #1 measures 2 1/2" x 2 5/8"
    • Layer #2 measures 1 1/8" x 2 1/2"
  • Delicate Doiles Sizzlit
  • Circle 1 3/8" hand punch
  • To Personalize
    • Stamp initial and use 1 1/4" circle punch
    • STEP IT UP by stamping a flower in a different color on the initial punch out
Other Products
  • Velcro Dot
  • Post-it-Note or Sticky Note (you may have to remove a few sheets to fit the thickness in my measurements)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Beyond the Garden X

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Begin with a piece measuring 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"
    • Scrap
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Scraps
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Scraps for flower layer
  • Secret Garden and Trendy Trees (retired) stamp sets
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Movers and Shapers Curly Lable Die
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Coordinating cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Grosgrain ribbon 5/8" - 15 inches

I think I like this better.  I used DSP for the sentiment.
 

Helpful Hint - How to tie a bow around a card without tearing up the cardstock.

I created templates out of sturdy cardstock for the common sizes used in cardmaking. I cut the templates about 1/16" less than the size of a card I wish to wrap around with ribbon. I also noted on the template how much ribbon is needed. Simply tie the "perfect" bow; which in my case make take four tries, and slip it off the template. You may have to gently bend the card to get the ribbon on. I secure in place with Glue Dots strategically placed near the knot and on the inside of the card.