Monday, March 23, 2015

An Open Heart

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Soft Suede Textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Night of Navy
    • Scrap
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 3"
  • Parisian Breeze Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 1/2"
  • Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Soft Suede ink
  • Gifts of Kindness and An Open Heart stamp sets
  • Dimensionals

Friday, March 20, 2015

It Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This

Quick, easy masculine card.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Rich Razzleberry Textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Scrap for punch out
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scraps for feathers
  • Four Feathers stamp set
  • Old Olive, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Feathers Framelits
  • Modern Label and Word Window punch
  • Crafts by Beth "Click, Print and Punch" Sentiments (CPP)
  • Whisper White Baker's Twine
  • Dimensionals
  • Adhesive - Tip, DO NOT USE a two-way glue when gluing the bow
For more information about Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments, click HERE.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Clear Stamps Won't Stick to Blocks

I know EVERYONE struggles with their Clear Mount stamps falling off the block.  It always happens when you have already used the Stamp-ma-jig and it falls off just after you re-ink the stamp.  Drives me nuts!

Several ideas found online suggests:
  1. Don't put the matching sticker on the back of the stamp (hate this)
  2. Mark sure you clear block is clean
  3. Coat your stamp with two-way glue and allow to air dry
  4. Place thin vinyl on the clear block
Suggestion #4 has worked for me.  I replace the vinyl once every four months.  I used a Photopolymer stamp for the first time and placed it on the vinyl-covered clear block.  The vinyl pulled off the block when I removed the stamp.  I remedied this by only covering one side of the block with vinyl.    Add a cold craft studio and off falls the clear stamp.  I GIVE UP!

This is what works for me.  I place one Fiskars White Adhesive Repositional Tab on each block.  They do have to be replaced from time to time.  I purchased these tabs years ago, I don't know what stores carry them now.

I hope this suggestion works for you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Beyond the Garden Series XXVIII - Easter Russell Stover's Chocolate Bar

Give chocolate for Easter in a pretty package and gift tag that can be used later as a bookmark.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
    • Chocolate Bar holder measures 6 5/8" x 6 3/8"
    • Place 6 5/8" edge along scoreboard and score at 1", 1 1/4", 3 7/8" and 4 1/8"
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Layer measures 2 3/8" x 6 1/8"
    • Bookmark measures 2" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Bookmark measures 2" x 4 1/4"
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Layer measures 2 1/8" x 5 7/8"
  • Love is Kindness stamp set
  • Momento Tuxedo Blank ink
  • Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Blendabilities 
  • Corner Rounder and Scalloped Tag Topper punches
  • Ribbon 
  • Russell Stover's Chocolate Note 
    • I purchased the chocolate bars during after-holiday sales.  The wrapper may say "In Santa We Trust" but the actual chocolate bar doesn't indicate a holiday.

  1. Make score lines and crease score lines
  2. Adhere DSP onto Tangerine Tango cardstock
  3. Adhere to Daffodil Delight cardstock
  4. Apply Sticky Strip along inside of back
  5. Place chocolate bar for stability when adhering 
  6. Remove chocolate bar
  7. Punch 3/16" hole 
  8. Thread ribbon through holes and slowly slide in chocolate bar.
  9. Attach ribbon to tag

Chocolate bar is NOT inside

Place chocolate bar inside and slowly push inside.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Masculine Four Feathers Z-Fold Card

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 11"
      • Scored on the long side at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 4" x 2 1/2" (cut 2)
  • Marina Mist cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 2"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"
    • Scraps for feathers
  • Rodeo Argyle Chatterbox patterned paper (Non SU)
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" 
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Four Feathers and Hey You stamp sets
  • Feathers Framelits dies
  • Whisper White baker's twine

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Layering Angles

I saw a card layout that I liked; however it only used one layer of cardstock.  It took me a long time to figure out how to match the angle.  I hope the picture tutorial below is helpful.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3 1/2"
  • Haiku Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3 1/2"
  • Bow Builder Punch
  • Tangerine Tango ink
  • Just Believe stamp set (retired)
  • Glue Dots

Creating the Layers

  • Laying Tango and Haiku cardstock measure 1 1/2" down from the top on the right hand side and mark with a pencil.

  • Bottom layer
    • Place in trimmer and cut from your 1 1/2" mark to the bottom of the opposite corner
  • Layering patterned paper
    • Place in trimmer and cut from your 1 1/2" mark to the bottom of the opposite corner
    • Trim 1/4" inch off top edge
  • Trim 1/8" inch off both side edges of the paper