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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.