Clean and simple card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a Clean and Simple card that is so easy to make multiples of! This is a great design to use when you need to make some cards but are limited on time. Now that the Fall weather is finally here on the East Coast, or at least here in Virginia, I thought this card would be perfect to make!

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will cut this design from the Wood Textures DSP into 3” x 3” (basically cutting in half, the DSP is 6” x 6”), cut a piece of Copper Foil Sheet 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, use the detailed leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut out from the middle of the Copper Foil Sheet:

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Adhere the DSP to the Foil Sheet and then adhere the leaf in the middle:

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This is then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and I used Copper Trim to tie around into a bow:

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To complete the front, adhere the base layer to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, use the coordinating leaf stamp from Seasonal Layers and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder:

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This is a very quick and easy card, I made four using two sheets of Thick Whisper White and Whisper White cardstock and one sheet of DSP and Copper Foil! This is another great way to use up that 6” x 6” DSP!

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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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To a special friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring another faux Stained-Glass technique! This time I used Whisper White cardstock, Sponge Daubers, Ink Pads, and Embossing Powder. I experimented with both of the dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies to show that you can use either one and I did not know how I was going to create this card until the pieces where complete.

To start, I used a 4 ½” x 4 ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, which will give enough room to color and emboss. I used Sponge Daubers to color the cardstock first with Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Pineapple Punch inks. As I colored, I would place the die on top to make sure that I was inking the paper enough:

After coloring with the Sponge Daubers, then emboss the paper with the dies using the Big Shot Embossing Mats:

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Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to 4 ½” x 4 ½” and then adhere together. Place both of the dies on the non-adhesive side and cut out with the Big Shot. After this is complete, I used the Versamark stamp pad directly on the dragonflies and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder:

For the embossed dragonfly images, I also used the Versamark stamp pad directly on the paper and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, two times. Then fussy cut the dragonflies out of the paper:

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Remove the backing from the gold embossed dragonflies and adhere to the clear embossed dragonflies. Tip-if you find some parts that aren’t sticking together, simply use your Fine Tip Glue Pen:

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Here is a close-up image:

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The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The front of the card is then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾:

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The front sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This is then cut out with a die from the Lakeside Framelits Dies:

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The DSP is adhered to the card base with Snail, I decided to use the bigger dragonfly, which is adhered with Mini Dimensionals, put some Snail on the back of the sentiment to adhere some Gold Metallic Thread, and used Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the card front:

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The inside sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Early Espresso ink. I cut a piece of the DSP that was used on the card front to ½” x 5 ¼” and adhered along the bottom:

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This week I have shown you three different ways to achieve the same technique, I hope you’ve enjoyed this! Which way is your favorite and which way would you choose to try? Even if you don’t have any of the detailed dies that I’ve shown, but have a different one, give it a try!

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Creating a faux Stained Glass card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring a faux Stained-Glass technique! We all love to learn new tips, tricks, and techniques, and so when I saw a video on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire, I thought I want to try that!! So for this project, I used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, Brusho Crystal Colour, and the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.

To start with, I used a piece of Watercolor Paper cut at 4” x 6”:

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Next, I embossed the Watercolor Paper using the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot Embossing Mat:

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I used Painters Tape to tape the paper to a cutting board (that I only use for crafting), and colored the flowers and leaves using Brusho and the medium tip Aqua Painter. I only mixed up a couple of colors to make purple and the rest are single colors:

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After this completely dried, I stamped my VersaMark pad directly onto the paper around the flowers, covered with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat embossed. I did this technique twice to make the paper extra shiny:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 6” and placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet (cut at 3” x 4” and then cut diagonally) on the back of the paper. Then I cut out the big flower thinlit with the Big Shot and with the adhesive on the back, this will make it easier to adhere to the embossed paper:

Next, I again used the VersaMark pad completely over the image and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, I did this technique twice as well, but you can do it more, it just depends on how thick you want this piece to be:

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I fussy cut around the flowers on the Watercolor Paper, removed the backing from the heat embossed image, and then adhered to the Watercolor Paper. Any additional pieces that I may have missed and are sticking out, I was able to fussy cut them off:

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Since the embossed image is pretty thick, I used liquid glue to adhere to the base layer and the base layer to the card base:

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a scrap piece of the same DSP. I punched this out and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the Classic Label Punch, trimming down the sentiment. This is then adhered together and use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the card front:

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The inside sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Calypso Coral ink. The butterflies are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Calypso Coral and Mango Melody inks:

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This was my very first time trying this technique and I really like how it turned out! Of course, after the card is completed I could see somethings that I would do differently next time when coloring the embossed flowers in. But isn’t that how it goes when you try something new??

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the butterfly from this thinlit set and watercolor pencils!! So stay tuned!!

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May Your Glass Be Half Full

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is continuing with the Half Full stamp set! When using this stamp set I tend to want to use Berry Burst or Fresh Fig colors, so I once again set out to challenge myself to use a color scheme that would not be typical and incorporate some items on the retirement list! I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of ribbon and Designer Series Paper that is either already retired or is on the new retirement list!

To make this card, I started with the card base in Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, cut at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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The next layer is from the Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the wine glassed image in Memento Ink, color in with a Stampin’ Blends Pen using So Saffron and Fresh Fig inks, and then cut out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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I cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon long enough to go the length of the DSP and be able to adhere in the back. The sentiment is then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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I adhered the acetate piece to the card base with Fast Fuse, only in the area that would be covered by the DSP, and then adhered the DSP on top:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and from Timeless Textures, stamped the image in So Saffron and Fresh Fig inks, stamping off first:

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I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Amazing you

This weeks cards will be featuring the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. At first, I had no idea how I wanted to create this card so I got out the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and this is what I was able to create!

The card base is in Early Espresso card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, the base layer is in the Wood Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 4 ½”, and then the next layer is in Whisper White card stock, cut at 3 ½” x 3 ½”.

Using the flower stamp from the Amazing You stamp set, ink up with Memento ink, and then stamp the image in each corner. The flower was colored in with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, using the dark around the edges and then blending with the light. On a scrap piece of Gold Foil, cut out the amazing thinlit with the big shot. Before I put the card together, the flowers were missing something…so I used some Wink of Stella all around the flower and then placed a Gold Faceted Gem in the middle. Here’s a close up:

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The card is then put together by adhering the Wood Texture layer to the card base, positioning towards the top of the card, then adhering the Whisper White layer on top of the base layer, and the amazing is adhered in the middle with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. To tie in the Daffodil Delight, wrap a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon around the bottom and tie in a bow.

I just love how this turned out and you can easily change it up by using a different color for the flowers and ribbon, what do you think?

You can earn the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies FREE thru March 31st with a qualifying order! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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