Friday, April 27, 2018

They're Having A Baby

Our son David and daughter-in-law Kristin are having a baby. 
Their second baby and our second grandbaby.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
  • Blushing Bride cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Marina Mist cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • Strip for behind letters measures 4" x 2 1/2"
  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Strip for letters 4" x 2 1/2"
  • Large Letter dies
  • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Itty Bitty Accents punch
  • Sprig punch (non SU)
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Happy Birthday Panda

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Card layer measures 8 1/2" x 4 1/4"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Card layer (circle) measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Melon Mambo cardstock
    • Card layer (circle) measures 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Inside card layer measures 4" x 4"
    • Scrap for pandas
  • It's My Party Designers Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 4"
  • Party Pandas stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker
  • Circle dies (non SU)
  • Word Window punch
  • Wink of Stella 
  • Dimensionals
Align circle to card so height doesn't exceed 5 1/2".  Crushed Curry circle goes behind the pattern paper.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thinking of You Bridge Card


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Mint Macaron  cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/4" x 4 1/4"
      • Scored at 1 3/8"and 2 3/4" from each side
    • Bridge layer measures 5 1/2" x 1 3/8"
    • Scrap for fern
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layers measure 1 1/8" x 4" (cut 4)
    • Card layer (center) measures 2 1/2" x 4" (cut 2)
    • Bridge layer measures 5 1/4" x 1 1/8"
    • Banner measures 3/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers (cut 2)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer (backside) measures 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Banner measures 1/2" x 3"
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Pretty Petals  Designer Series Paper
    • Card layers measure  1" x 3 7/8" (cut 4)
    • Card layer (center) measures 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Bridge layer measures 5 1/8" x 1"
  • Express yourself stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Pearl Basic Jewel (dyed black)
  • Dimensionals

Friday, April 20, 2018

Nothing is Impossible - Presenting an Impossible Card

Well - Sheila, a blog follower posted a comment on my Shuttle Card asking if I've heard of the Impossible Card. I think she did this to me before, she had wondered if I had made a bridge card.  I guess what Sheila wants, Sheila gets.  Presenting - the Impossible Card.

I researched YouTube and found that Dawn had created an awesome video.  It can be viewed HERE.  Please take the time to leave Dawn a comment thanking her for creating the video and sharing what she loves.

Of course.....you know I like layers. My first layer was 1/4" smaller, the DSP layer was 1/8" smaller than the first layer.


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Card bands measure 5 1/2" x 1" (cut 2)
    • Scrap for flower on back of card
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layers measure 2 1/2" x 4" (cut 2)
    • Card layer (middle) measures 3 1/4" x 1 7/8"
    • Card bands measures 5 1/4" x 3/4" (cut 2)
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for leaf branch, sentiment mat and leaves on back of card
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layers measure 3 1/8" x 1 3/4" (cut 2)
  • Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper
    • Card layers measure 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Card bands measure 5" x 3/4"
  • Flourishing Phrases and Petal Palette stamp sets
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Memento ink
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Petals & More Thinlits
  • Modern Label and Word Window punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewel
I have created a measurement chart, layers are not the actual size.  File can be found HERE.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sending Heartfelt Thoughts - Shutter Card

Connie Stewart is a well-known, talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I was inspired to create this card after watching her video HERE.  Please take the time to leave a comment on her video, she is so kind to share what she loves so freely.

I completely changed up the look of the card, thus changing many of the dimensions.  I LOVE layers! Follow Connie's video for the mechanism only. I highly suggest you use scrap cardstock and make this card up before using your precious Stampin' Up! cardstock.



Stampin' Up! Products
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Score a 2 1/8" from each side (landscape)
    • Card layer (inside) measures 3" x 5 1/2"
      • Use Tailored Tag punch on this piece
    • Shutter pieces measures 2 3/8" x 2" (these pieces differ from Connie's)
      • Scored at 3/8"
      • Inside opposite end into Banner Triple punch
    • Band measures 9" x 1 1/4"
      • I didn't score it, I carefully folded around card
    • Scallop circle die cut uses 3" x 3"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layers measure 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" (cut 2)
    • Card layer (inside) 2 3/4" x 5 1/4"
      • Attach to punch Cherry Cobbler piece
      • Use Tailored Tag punch on this piece
    • Band measures 9" x 1"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for three sprigs
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer (inside sentiment) measures 2" x 2 3/4"
    • Scrap for rose bouquet
  • Petal Passion Designer Seres Paper
    • Card layers measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/8" (cut 2)
    • Card layer (inside) measures 2 5/8" x 5 1/8"
      • Attach to Cherry Cobbler/Basic Black piece
      • Use Tailored Tag punch on this piece
    • Band layer measures 9" x 7/8"
  • Heartfelt Blooms and Petal Palette stamp sets
  • Memento ink
  • Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Blends
  • Petals & More Thinlits
  • Circle dies (non SU)
  • Tear & Tape adhesive
  • Mini Dimensionals
    • VERY IMPORTANT to use this size because of the depth






Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Birthday Trio

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Garden Green cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5
    • Scrap for matting sentiment
  • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer (bottom) measures 3 5/8" x 3 1/4"
    • Card layer (top) measures 3 5/8" x 1 5/8"
  • Label Me Pretty stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Stampin' Write Markers
    • Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Rose Red
  • Pretty Label punch
  • Rose Red Seam Binding
  • Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (dyed to match)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Panda

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for panda
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card base measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Finished banner measures 2 1/2" x 1/2"
  • Melon Mambo cardstock
    • Scrap for 2 3/8" circle
  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/8"
  • Express Yourself and Party Pandas stamp sets
  • Basic Black ink
  • Stampin' Write Markers
    • Basic Black
    • Crushed Curry
    • Melon Mambo
    • Mint Macaron
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Circle die - 2 3/8"
  • Basic Black grosgrain ribbon - 10"
  • Dimensionals

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lots of Lavender

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8"x 5 1/8"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 4"
  • En Francais and Lots of Lavender stamp sets
  • Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Rose Red inks
  • Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Black & White Spotlight

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White thick cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Scrap for colored flower 
  • Birthday Blooms stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Cherry Cobbler Blends
  • Always Artichoke and Old Olive markers
  • Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Dimensionals
There is not a Cherry Cobbler Modern Label punch out.  I punched out of the Whisper White card layer and exposed the Cherry Cobbler underneath.

Monday, April 9, 2018

A Little Secret - Stampin' Up! Color Combinations

I thought I would let you know my little secret on how I know what Stampin' Up! colors work well together.  It's a website called the Color Lab.  Check it out HERE.

I have retired cardstock that I don't have coordinating Designer Series Paper.  That is where Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper is fantastic.  Unfortunately that paper is also retired. I sponged ink on this cardstock, made especially for this technique.


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Lovely Lilac textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Card layer piece measures 3 5/8" x 5/8" (after crimped and flattened)
    • Scrap for flowers 
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers (cut 2)
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 1 7/8"
    • Card layer (inside) measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Scrap for ferns (cut 2)
  • Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper 
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 3"
    • Strip inside measures 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set
  • Lovely Lilac ink
  • Stampin' Sponge
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Itty Bitty Accents punch
  • Crimper
  • Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Strong adhesive for crimped piece


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Classy Masculine Card

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for sentiment
      • Trim off border
  • Dapper Denim cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock
    • Scrap for punch out under sentiment
  • True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
    • Scraps for punch outs
  • Truly Tailored stamp set
  • Tranquil Tide ink
  • Tailored Tag punch
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (dyed brown)
  • Dimensionals

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Bridge to the Sky


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Watermelon Wonder cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/4" x 4 1/4"
      • Scored at 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 6 7/8"
    • Bridge layer measures 5 1/2" x 1 1/4"
    • Scrap for hot air balloons 
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Banner measures 7/8" x 2 5/8"
    • Scrap for hot air balloons
  • Night of Navy cardstock
    • Card layers measure 1 1/4" x 4 1/8" (cut 4)
    • Card layer (center) measures 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
    • Bridge layer measures 5 3/8" x 1 1/8"
  • Carried Away Designer Series Paper
    • Card layers measure 1 1/8" x 4" (cut 4)
    • Card layer (center) measures 2 1/2" x 4"
    • Bridge layer measures 5 1/4" x 1"
  • Life Me Up stamp set
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Up & Away Thinlits
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals