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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.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thinking of You Using a Card Map


When I just can't seem to create a card from scratch, I use card maps.  I used this card map by Create with Connie and Mary.  Using card maps can be a challenge, but the rewards (creating your own card) are worth it.  I give myself an F on this my first try.  But wait to you see my second card!




Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/4"
    • Circle is cut from a 3 1/2" die
    • Banner measures 3 5/8" x 5/8"
    • Strip measures 4" x 3/4"
  • Old Olive and Rose Red ink
  • Curly Cute and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets
  • Elegant Butterfly hand punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Circle die 3 1/2"
Oh....I forgot to mention - this card took over 90 minutes to create.  Whatelse was I going to do on a rainy afternoon?
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I walked away from my desk and later decided I needed to give it another try.  This card was in dire need of an overhaul.  This card took less than 15 minutes.


Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3" x 5 1/4"
    • Scallop circle die 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Strip measures 3 7/8" x 7/8
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Banner measures 3 7/8" x 7/8"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 5"
    • Circle is cut from a 3 1/2" die
    • Banner measures 3 5/8" x 5/8"
    • Strip measures 3 3/4" x 3/4"
  • Old Olive and Rose Red ink
  • Curly Cute and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets
  • Elegant Butterfly hand punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Circle die 3 1/2"
  • Scallop circle die 3 3/4"

Friday, July 12, 2013

Monogrammed Card Gift Set and Notebook

I created these as a hostess thank you gift.
A tutorial is available for the box

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red cardstock
    • Postcard style card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Strip measures 4 1/4" x 1"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4: x 5 1/4"
  • Sweet Summer Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Strip measures 4 1/4" x 3/4"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Monogram Sentiments* (click here for more information)
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Circle punches 1 3/8" and 1 1/4"
  • Dimensionals
I also made a matching notebook with my Bind-it-All


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sweet Summer Designer Series Paper
  • Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla ribbon
  • Eyelet Border Punch
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.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sweet Pea Thank You

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Taken with Teal cardstock (retired)
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Little Leaves Sizzlit die cuts
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3" x 2 7/8"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 3" x 1 3/8"
  • Old Olive and Taken with Teal ink
  • Secret Garden and Thank You Kindly stamp sets
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (5")
  • Secret Garden Framelits (cut 2*)
  • Little Leaves Sizzlit
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dot (to secure ribbon on the front
*For added dimension, I glued down one flower and placed Dimensionals on the second flower.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beyond the Garden XXI


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card base (when open) measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/4
    • Scored at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4"
    • Third from the smallest Labels Collection Framelit (inside)
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Smallest Labels Collection Framelit for stamped image
    • Second from the smallest Labels Collection Framelit (inside)
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Second from the smallest Labels Collection Framelit
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card layers (two) measure 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi inks
  • Papillon Potpourri and Thanks for Caring stamp sets
  • Bitty and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
There are several videos on YouTube that show how to make a Flip Card.  I believe next time, I will cut the DSP the full width of the card base.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Beyond the Garden XX

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Melon Mambo textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • 1 3/8"circle
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
    • Flower
  • Tangerine Tango
    • Can you spot it?
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Card layer - begin* with 4 3/4" x 2 7/8"
    • Leaves
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Card layer - begin* with 4 3/4" x 5
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments **
    • Printed on Whisper White cardstock 
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle hand punches
  • Adorning Accent Edgelit
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Melon Mambo 1/2" grosgrain ribbon
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Sponge
  • Dimensionals
* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Joy Fold Sunrise Card

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Main Card 8 1/2” x 4 1/4” (score at 5 1/2”)
    • Smaller card 3” x 8” (score at 4”
  • Melon Mambo cardstock
    • Main Card inside measures 5 1/4” x 4"
    • Smaller card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" (cut two)
    • Right side measures 2 3/4” x 4" (If you want your card to open differently, this layer would be on the left side.)
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Inside smaller card layer measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
  • Base for attaching strips* measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Inside main card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
    • Right side measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • Strips are cut at 4 3/4" x 1" (cut 2 of each pattern/color for a total of 4 pieces.  Cut each strip diagonally.
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Punches
    • Blossom
    • Boho Blossom (attach this with a Dimensional to the right side of the card, close-up picture below)
    • Circle 1 1/4" and 1 3/8"
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • 8 1/2" x 11" label sheet *
    • Base for attaching strips measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • For a picture tutorial on how to attach strips, click here.





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

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beyond the Garden XIX with Picture Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (folded)
    • Scrap for circle
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Scrap
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments*
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Strips for Sunrise measure 1 3/4" x 4" (cut 2 of each pattern/color, for a total of 4 pieces)
    • Cut strips diagonally
  • Sycamore Street 1/4" ribbon in Tangerine Tango - 7 1/2"
  • Circle - 1 1/4" x and 1 3/8" and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Delicate Doilies Sizzlit
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Base for attaching strips measures 5" x 2 1/2" - I used full sheet labels instead of adhesive
  • Brown pearl




Try different lengths and widths - like I did here.

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lovely as a Tree

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Under stamped image layer measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/2"
    • Diagonal strip measures 3/4" x 6 1/2"
  • Marina Mist cardstock
    • Diagonal strip measures 1/2" x 6 1/2" (before crimping)
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Stamped image layer 2 1/2" x 2 1/4"
    • Scrap for Crafts by Beth CPP* Sentiments
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Lovely as a Tree stamp set
  • Circle 1 1/4", 1 3/8", Modern Label and Ticket Corner punches
  • Crimper
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Pattern Paper
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"

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