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Friday, May 31, 2013

Simply Sent Everyday Elegance

I dressed up Stampin' Up!'s Simply Sent Everyday Elegance Card kit (retired).

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
  • Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Riding Hood Red cardstock
  • Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red ink
  • Trendy Trees and With All My Heart stamp sets
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder, Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlits
  • Sponges
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Brad

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Masculine Card - Perfect for Father's Day

The card base for this card was premade and purchased with envelopes.
  • Close to Cocoa cardstock is the best Stampin' Up! replacement color
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 1/2"
    • Left side layer measures 1 3/8" x 3"
    • Top layer measures 2 7/8" x 2"
  • Not Quite Navy cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Left side layer measures 1 5/8" x 3 1/4
    • Top layer measures 3 1/8" x 2 1/4'
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Left layer measures 1 1/8" x 2 3/4"
    • Top layer measures 2 5/8" x 1 3/4"
  • Plane & Simple stamp set
  • Not Quite Navy ink
  • Brown pearls
  • Dimensionals


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Card Kits Available for Purchase

I have the following card kits available for purchase.  Each kit includes a finished card as the sample.  Supplies for three more cards are included.  The completed card has a stamped sentiment, the supplies for the three cards do not include a stamped sentiment (per Stampin' Up! policy).  Use your sentiment stamps, ink and adhesive and personalize the three cards to suit any occasion.

Each kit is $9.50 plus shipping, PayPal accepted.  Four cards, including envelopes.  EMAIL me for more information.

Bright colors

Masculine paper

Delicate colors

Banner cardstock included

Monday, May 13, 2013

Super Simple Card

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4"
    • Banner measures 3" x 3/4"
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Flower - need two pieces 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 3/8" x 3 3/4"
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Flower - need two pieces 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Pumpkin Pie ink
  • Fun Flowers Sizzix Die
  • Boho Blossom and 3/4" Circle hand punches
  • Dimensionals

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Perfect for any occasion

I cannot turn down a good bargain!  When I see card blanks with envelopes, I purchase them for just the envelopes alone.  I am a SUS (Stampin' Up! Snob) and love and use their products for 95% of my cards.  What I find difficult to do is throwing away the card blanks.  Today's card is brought to you by, Ms. Frugal Cardmaker.  The card base opened measures 8" x 5 1/2"  - not your typical card.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock
    • Two pieces measures 3 1/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Murifield Designer Series paper (retired)
    • Main card base layer measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Left panel layer measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point ink
  • You Are Loved stamp set
  • Framelits Labels Collection
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Bitty Butterfly punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Blank card measures 8" x 5 1/2"
    • Use the prescored line and..
    • Score at 2" along the 8" length
  • Another blank card base is used for sentiment layer
    • Two pieces 3" x 2 1/2"

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pocket Card Tutorial

I found eyelet thank you cards a few years ago and I purchased them just for the envelopes.  I couldn't pass up 40 envelopes for $2.00, could you?  This is the card I created using the eyelet thank you cards.

From this (the printed "thank you" is hid inside the pocket).
To this


I knew my blog followers would love to make a card similar to this.  Below are the instructions for your own Pocket Card using Stampin' Up! products only....voila!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score along 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4" and 7 1/4"
    • Pocket card layer measures 4 5/8" x 4"
  • Sahara Sand cardstock
    • Pocket card layer measure 4 3/4" x 4 1/8"
  • Real Red cardstock
    • Strip on card base measures 5 1/2" x 1/4"
    • Scraps for two flowers
  • Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Top layer on card base measures 5 1/2" x 1 1/4"
    • Bottom layer on card base measures 5 1/2" x 3"
  • Bitty Butterfly, Blossom, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle, Corner Rounder and Eyelet Border (retired) hand punches
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
    • Printed on Whisper White cardstock
  • Sticky Strip
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewel

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

Step 1
  • Begin with a piece of cardstock measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  • Score at 4 1/4" and 7 1/4" along the 8 1/2" side
  • Using any border punch, punch across the edge of nearest your scored 7 1/4" mark
  • Using a corner rounder punch, punch the corners as indicated in the picture below
Step 2
  • Using the corner rounder punch, punch one edge of the piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that measures 5 1/2" x 1 1/4"
  • Attach to card base
  • Apply Sticky Strip as indicated below

  • Remove Sticky Strip and close the card base. 
Step 3
  • Apply adhesive to the DSP that measures 5 1/4" x 3"
  • Apply adhesive to the eyelet punched flap and seal as indicated in this picture
  • Attach the 5 1/2" x 1/4" strip
Step 4
  • Use the corner rounder punch and punch out the top edge of Sahara Sand cardstock 4 3/4" x 4 1/8" piece and DSP 4 5/8" x 4" piece
  • Attach the DSP to the Sahara Sand cardstock
  • Attach embellishment using Dimensionals strategically placed to keep the flower to the outside of the card.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Dash - by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?
 
Copyright Linda Ellis

Friday, May 3, 2013

Leave the Rest to God

Live Simply
Love Generously
Care Deeply
Speak Kindly
Leave the Rest to God

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer #1 measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Blossom punch flower ~FRUGAL ALERT~ punch the flower out of this layer
    • Scallop layer measures 2 1/2" x 3" (after border punch)
  • Trust God stamp set
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Designer Jewels Black Flourish (retired)
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlits (retired)
  • Blossom and Scallop Edge Border hand punches
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Ivory cardstock
    • Card base measures 4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" (stamped image)
  • Pattern paper
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  • Black 1/8" brad

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Graduation Dilemma

Yes, Graduation Dilemma, not Graduate Diploma.

A friend of mine emailed me asking for help making graduation invitations.  The dilemma - I don't create "on the fly," I find inspiration online and add a little Crafts by Beth flair. 

The easiest part was her son is graduation from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and houndstooth is the perfect background for a card.  The hard part - designing.

Valerie and I put our minds together and came up with a BEAUTIFUL design!  Oh, yes, we are both patting ourselves and each other's back.  This card is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Introducing the first, one-of-kind creation from Crafts by Valerie and Beth!
 
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer #1 measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer #2 measures 3" x 2"
    • Banner measures 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3" x 2"
    • Banner measures 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3" x 2"
    • Banner measures 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Glimmer Paper
  • Word Play stamp set
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Star hand punch
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • White cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4"
  • Houndstooth paper
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 1/2"