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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pretty Petals Single

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Strip measures 5/8" x 3 7/8" before using punch
    • Scrap for flower
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewel

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pretty Petals

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
    • Card layer 4 1/4" x 4" (will make 2)
      • Mark 1 1/2" from the bottom left
      • Mark 1 1/2" from the top right
      • Cut in half diagonally
  • Gifts of Kindness stamp set
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Butterfly die (non SU)
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Birthday Card Shower

A friend created a Facebook Event to shower her 93-year old mother with birthday cards.  I happen to share the same birthday!  Happy Birthday Ann!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 4 5/8" x 3 3/8"
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Perfect Plum cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
      • Cut numbers from here
  • Number of Years stamp set
  • Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum inks
  • Large Number Framelits
  • Dimensionals


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pretty in Petals Flowers

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 1/2"
    • For inside for a splash of color 1 1/2" x 4"
    • Scrap for die cut and butterfly
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper 
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
    • For inside for a splash of color 1/2" x 4"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 2 3/4"
    • Inside layer measures 5 1/4" 4"
  • Wild About Flowers stamp set
  • Crafts by Beth CCP Sentiments, click HERE for more info
  • Old Olive and Pacific Point inks
  • Bitty Butterfly, Circle 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" hand punches
  • Picot Edge circle die (non SU)
  • Pacific Point ribbon
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Easter in Pretty Petals

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/8" (opened)
    • Scraps for flower center
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for leaf
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 5 1/4" 
    • Inside card layer measures  2 3/8" x 5 1/4"
    • Scrap for mat behind sentiment and flower
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 1/8" x 5"
  • Well Scripted stamp set
  • Old Olive ink
  • Botanical Builder and Label Card Thinlits
  • Bitty Butterfly hand punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin - March 2016

I love My Paper Pumpkin!  Sometimes the kits are beyond awesome, sometimes they don't fit my personality.  This is an alternative.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
      • Cut flower and flower centers from this piece
  • Gumball Green cardstock
    • Scraps for ferns
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Scraps for flower centers
    • Banner measures 5 1/2" x 5/8" (before using banner punch
  • Pocketful of Cheer - My Paper Pumpkin March 2016
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set - My Paper Pumpkin February 2016
  • Bermuda Bay ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Banner Triple hand punch
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Monday, March 21, 2016

Using Card Maps Series I

Using Card Maps are easier than you think.  I found this one online:
I have a envelope filled with blank cardstock in an array of sizes.  I used inexpensive cardstock and each piece of paper has the measurement written on them. 


I begin with a blank canvas - THE CARD BASE.  I pull out different sizes to see which fits best for the design.

The one I choose happened to be a proportional size, in other words the margins are 3/8" on all sides.
 
 
This is how I ended up with the finished card.
 

 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Strip measures 4 1/4" x 1"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Taken with Teal cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
      • Cut out butterfly inside this piece
    • Strip measures 4 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Fabulous Glossy Vintage Designer Paper (non SU)
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Wetlands stamp set
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Basic Pearl Jewel



BUT - Just because the card map shows a butterfly, doesn't mean you have to use a butterfly!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Hats

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 2 7/8"
      • Cut Modern Label from center
  • Basic Gray cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 5/8" x 2 3/4"
    • Finished crimped strip measures 4" x 5/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 1 3/4"
    • Scrap for fussy cut of car
  • Guy Greetings stamp set
  • Crafts by Beth CCP Sentiments (click HERE for more info)
  • Basic Black Archival ink
  • Banner Triple, Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Stylish Stripes embossing folder
  • Dimensionals
  • Crimper

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sheltering Tree

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
  • Sheltering Tree stamp set
  • Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive and Soft Suede inks
  • Circle 1 1/4" for mask
  • Burlap bow (non SU)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Brother

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sahara Sand cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
      • Stamp then,
      • Cut die from center
    • Scrap for car
  • Handsome Hunter cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
      • Cut die from center
  • Guy Greetings stamp set
  • Handsome Hunter ink
  • Windows Collection Framelits
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Two for the Price of One

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer (embossed) measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for sentiment die cut and flower center
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 4"
      • Die cut two ferns from this piece
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set
    • Paper Pumpkin February 2016
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Botanical Builder and Large Number Framelits
  • Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewel dyed to match


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer (embossed) measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for sentiment die cut
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 4"
      • Die cut butterfly from center of this piece
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set
    • Paper Pumpkin February 2016
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Large Number Framelits
  • Butterfly die (non SU)
  • Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • Dimensionals
  • Fine-Tip Glue Pen (glue down Pacific Point butterfly)
  • Basic Pearl Jewel dyed to match

Wild About Elegant Eggplant

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White thick cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded at top)
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 5 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 3 3/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 5"
  • Wild About Flowers stamp set
  • Always Artichoke and Elegant Eggplant inks
  • Elegant Eggplant 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewels dyed to match

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Botanical Garden Trifold

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White Thick cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" (will make two card bases)
    • Score landscape at 3 1/2" and 7"
    • Mark with pencil on short sides 2 1/4" from the bottom left side and 6 1/4" from the top right side
      • Line up marks in paper trimmer and cut diagonally
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Scrap for flower and label
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock
    • Card layer measures approximately 3 1/4" x 4 5/8" (middle piece)
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 8 1/8"
      • You can cut both the short and tall section from this one piece
  • Crafts by Beth CCP Sentiments
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Black Pearl Jewels
It took me FOREVER (hours and hours) to create a template for the sections.  I finally threw out my tutorial on cutting each individual section and created a template that can be used over and over.  The easiest way to create section templates is to follow the tutorial link below.  Cut your template out of heavy cardstock or window sheet.  

The FREE tutorial can be found HERE.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Easter Card Workshop

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Strip measures 5/8" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
      • Cut flower from inside
    • Strip measures 3/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Scrap for fern
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
  • Delightful Dozen stamp set
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Variation
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
      • Cut fern from inside of this
    • Sentiment strip measures 5/8" x 5 1/2"
    • Strips measures 1/4" x 5 1/2" (cut 2)
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
  • Delightful Dozen stamp set
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Picture Perfect Hummingbird

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Always Artichoke cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Picture Perfect, Sheltering Tree and What I Love stamp sets
  • Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Regal Rose and Rose red inks
  • Stamping order of hummingbird*
    1. Old Olive
    2. Rose Red
    3. Always Artichoke
    4. Old Olive
  • Stamping order of rose
    1. Regal Rose
    2. Regal Rose
    3. Rose Red
  • Basic Pearl Jewel dyed brown
* Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!  Out of frustration I ended up using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for the hummingbird. Being brutally honest here - this stamp set isn't for the faint of heart.  I seriously doubt I will use it

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gated Fold Card

I discovered a pretty card layout on Pinterest and it reminded me of a gate opening to a garden.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Card base begins with a piece measuring 11" x 4 1/4"
      • Score at 5 1/2"
      • Measure 2 1/8" from the top and cut section up to scored 5 1/2" mark*
    • Scrap for flower and flower centers
  • Blushing Bride cardstock
    • Scraps for flowers and flower center
  • Garden Green cardstock
    • Scraps for 4 leaves
      • One leaf is backing another leaf from the inside for support
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer (inside) measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer (outside) measures 5 1/4" x 1 7/8"
  • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer (inside) measures 5" x 2"
    • Card layer measures 5'' x 1 5/8"
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

* Click here for PDF file showing scored and cut lines