Fresh Card Making Idea-Card in a Box

Winter woods card in a box

Christmas Winter Woods Card in a Box 

Winter Woods

 Happy Thanksgiving Winter Woods Card in a Box

It is easy to create a winter or fall-themed scene using the Card in a Box Technique.

This is an easy project that provides that WOW! factor.

And it folds down, so it will easily fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 25, 2018.

Please sign up on my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 25 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

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Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101  Tutorial as my gift to you via e mail in a pdf format.

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Daisy Delight Jar of Love

Jar of daisies
Daisy Delight Jar of Love

A fresh bouquet just in time for the arrival of fall!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp jar image from Jar of Love stamp set onto vellum card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  2.  Cut jar out using the Big Shot and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Die.
  3. Stamp 2 daisies using Daisy Delight stamp set onto Crushed Curry card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out using the coordinating Daisy Punch. Layer daisies using a Mini Dimensional in between.
  4. Stamp stem and leaves from Jar of Love stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz card stock using Call Me Clover ink.  Cut out using coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits dies.
  5. Mat a piece of Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper with Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Attach to Early Espresso card base.
  6.  Attach vellum jar to card front using a small amount of SNAIL adhesive.  Apply SNAIL adhesive to the leaves and stems and slip inside the jar.
  7. Attach daisy using a  Mini Dimensional to pop it up.  Attach a Faceted Gem to the center.
  8. Stamp greeting from Dragonfly Dreams onto a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Call Me Clover ink.  Banner cut one edge.  Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Happy Fall!

 

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Daisy Delight, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Call me Clover

Paper: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, vellum card stock, Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Daisy Punch, Faceted Gem. Mini Dimensionals

 

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Aluminum Can Sun and Moon Card

Fremont Brewing sun

Fremont Brewing Sun and Moon Card

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans using the Big Shot and framelits dies or punches.

Please check HERE to see some of my other aluminum can and Big Shot projects, along with video tutorials.

I'm always on the look out for cans with interesting designs and colors.

My husband is a craft beer drinker,  and whenever he purchases a new brand, I always take a look the cans.

Well, he recently brought home some Summer American Pale Ale brewed by Fremont Brewing in Seattle, WA.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I saw this bright sun and moon!

Fremont brewing can

Oh my, I couldn't wait for him to pour the beer into a pint glass so I could wash out the can and get started!

This card was so simple to create, and it took about 5 minutes!

I let the design on the can do the heavy lifting.

Here's  how:

  1.  After washing it out thoroughly, I removed the top and bottom of the can (see video for instructions), and flattened it out.  As always, be careful with the cutting step as the can will be sharp.  After it has been run through the Big Shot or punched with a punch, the edges are no longer sharp.
  2. I trimmed the piece down a little so my 2 1/2" circle punch would fit around the sun and moon, and then punched.
  3.  I added the punched circle to a Basic Black mat using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4. I stamped the greeting from Painted Glass onto the Mango Melody card base using Memento Black ink.  I added the matted sun and moon to the card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Enamel shapes were added to the four corners to complete.

Simple, that's it!

Fremont brewing can cut

Fremont brewing can pieces

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Painted Glass

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Mango Melody, Basic Black

Accessories: tin snips, heavy crafting scissors, Summer  American Pale Ale beer can, 2 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals, enamel shapes

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Sampler-Sign Up to Receive my Sept Newsletter

Winter woods sampler Sept 2018
The 2018 Holiday Catalog is here, and one of my favorites in the catalog is the Winter Woods Bundle!

The bundle includes the Winter Woods stamp set and coordinating In the Woods Framelits Dies at a savings of 10%.

While the stamp set is geared for winter/Christmas projects, I used it to celebrate the arrival of fall, my favorite time of the year.

Plus, the bundle is perfect for my setting in the mountains of southern Colorado.  In my book, you can never have enough tree stamps and embellishments!

Fall projects using the Winter Woods Bundle will be featured in my September newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 11, 2018.

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Winter Woods Bundle

Winter Woods

 

 

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Celebrate in Style Iris Folded Dress Form

Black and Gold Iris Folded Dress Form
Celebrate in Style Iris Folded Dress Form

Recently, while going through my iris folding patterns, I came across this iris folded dress form I created way back in 2012 using some pretty black and gold designer series paper.

You can't tell from the photo, but the paper for the "iris" has a raised velvet texture.

I decided I better use it to create a quick card!

All I had to do was mat it to a piece of Gold Foil and Basic Black card stock, add a button with some sparkly thread through the button holes, mount it to a Very Vanilla card base, and stamp the greeting from Beautiful You in Memento Black ink.

Click HERE to download the iris folding dress form pattern

Click HERE for more iris folding ideas, tips, and instructions including a video tutorial

 

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Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Ends August 31

Bonus days

Earn in August, Spend in September!

During Stampin' Up! Bonus Days, for every $50 spent (before tax) in August, you'll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon to spend in September!

With each qualifying purchase, you'll receive an e mail from Stampin' Up! with a Bonus Day code to be used in September.

If you don't receive an e mail from Stampin' Up! in your inbox, check your SPAM folder.  If it's not there, please let me know, and I'll call Stampin' Up!

Keep the email with the code to use in September 1-30.

There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn during Bonus Days or redeem during the redemption period.

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.

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Garden Impressions Iris Folded Heart

Garden Impressions heart
Garden Impressions Iris Folded Heart

Since I had the iris folding heart pattern out after creating my best wishes wedding card, I thought I'd make another quick iris folded heart card.

This one uses designs found in the Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I love the abstract designs found in the collection, perfect for iris folding!

The card front is Soft Sea Foam that was embossed using the Gently Falling embossing folder.

The greeting is from retired stamp set All Holidays stamped in Night of Navy.

The ribbon is Dapper Denim Crinkled Seam Binding with an enamel shape added to the bow.

For more Iris Folding ideas, and a video how to tutorial, please visit my Iris Folding Page HERE.

Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Garden impressions

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: All Holidays

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide, Soft Sea Foam, Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: heart iris folding pattern, Big Shot, Hearts Framelits Dies, Gently Falling embossing folder, Dapper Denim Crinkled Seam Binding, enamel shape

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Iris Folded Heart

Ian and Kaitlyn Iris Folded Heart
Iris Folded Heart

My best friend's son is getting married!

What a great occasion to make a card!

One of my all-time favorite paper-crafting techniques is Iris Folding.

(Click HERE to view my other Iris Folding projects.   This page includes detailed instructions and a how to video!)

I haven't done any iris folding in a long time. 

Lately, my Pinterest feed  has been coming up with iris folding ideas, and it got my creative juices going.

One of the easiest Iris Folding patterns in a heart.   Perfect for creating a wedding card!

Here's how:

  1. Start with this iris folding heart pattern.  Print out on your computer.
  2.  Cut out a heart from your card front using the Big Shot and framelits, a punch, or by hand with scissors.  For this card, I used my Big Shot and one of my Hearts Framelits Dies that closely fit the printed pattern.
  3. Emboss the card front if desired.  For this card, I used the hearts from Adorning Accents Embossing Folder.  Stamp your greeting.  I used Sincere Salutations stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  Do any embossing or stamping before you start the Iris Folding technique as your card front will become too bulky to do anything else without messing it up.
  4. Lay the embossed card front face down onto the printed heart pattern.  Remember, you always work from the BACK of your project when doing iris folding. Apply a couple of pieces of washi tape to one side of the card front to act as a hinge so you can flip the card front over to see your progress from the front.
  5. Choose 3 patterns of designer series paper.  For this card, I used designs found in the retired pack Blooms and Bliss.  I cut two 1/2"x12" strips of each design.
  6. Apply SNAIL adhesive along the edges of the heart cut out.  Following the pattern, apply the strips of designer series paper, adding SNAIL adhesive as needed to secure the pieces.
  7. Apply the iris to the center.  For this card, I used Blushing Bride glimmer paper.
  8. Remove the washi tape and adhere iris folded card front to Rich Razzleberry mat.
  9. Cut out a frame for the heart using 2 nested heart framelits.  I cut the frame out of more Blushing Bride glimmer paper.
  10. Attach to Blushing Bride card base.
  11. Optional: punch 2 hearts out of Rich Razzleberry card stock using a small heart punch.  Attach to the front of the card using Dimensionals to pop them up.  Add Blushing Bride enamel shapes to complete.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride glimmer paper

Accessories: iris folding heart pattern, Big Shot, Hearts Framelits Dies, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, heart punch, enamel shapes, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals, washi tape

 

Happy Stampin'!

Fresh Card Making Idea-Easy Tunnel Card

Tunnel card
Country Road Tunnel Card
 
 
All the Good Things Tunnel Card
All the Good Things Tunnel Card

I always like adding a little dimension to my card creations.

But, I want it simple without working with crazy measurements and lots of scoring.

This Tunnel Card technique is super easy, but adds that WOW factor!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit email in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on August 21.

Please sign up on my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on August 21 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color instructions in a pdf format.

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Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Anne

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Brusho Crystals Dandelion Wishes

Brusho Dandelion Wishes
Brusho Crystals Dandelion Wishes

I'm loving the stamp set, Dandelion Wishes.

(You can see some of my other Dandelion Wishes creations HERE.)

For this card, I combined the stamp set with Brusho Crystals for a vibrant background.

Super easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Spritz card front with water and sprinkle Brusho Crystals on the water.  Let it pool and run as it desires, then set aside to dry completely.  For this card, I used Shimmery White card stock and Brilliant Red and Gamboge crystals.
  2.  Once the card stock is dry, stamp the dandelion images using Memento Black ink.
  3. Stamp greeting from Painted Glass.
  4. Attach to Basic Black card base.
  5. Color pearls using a red Sharpie pen and apply to complete.

Dandelion Wishes

Dandelion Wishes

Brusho Crystals

Brusho crystals

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes, Painted Glass

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White

Accessories: spritzer bottle with water, Brusho Crystals, pearls, Sharpie pen

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Purple and Blue Dandelion Wishes

Purple and Blue Dandelion Wishes
Dandelion Wishes in Purple and Blue

Dandelion Wishes as become one of my favorite stamp sets.

The delicate flowers just make me smile!

This card was quick and simple, a true five minute card.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp the trio of dandelions onto Shimmery White card front using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  2.  Create a circle stencil by punching a scrap piece of card stock using 3/4" circle punch.
  3. Lay the stencil over the centers of the flowers and add Pacific Point ink using a sponge dauber.

Sponge daubing

    4. Stamp greeting from Painted Glass using Pacific Point ink.

    5. Attach to Pacific Point card base.

    6. Color pearls using a purple Sharpie pen.  Attach to card front to complete.

Change up the colors.  The possibilities are endless with this simple design!

 

Dandelion Wishes

 

Dandelion Wishes

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes, Painted Glass

Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point

Paper: Pacific Point, Shimmery White

Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, sponge dauber, pearls, Sharpie Pen

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Dandelion Wishes Thinking of You

Dandelion Wishes Thinking of You
Dandelion Wishes Thinking of You

Unfortunately, I've needed to send out yet another sympathy card.  This is the third one in as many months. 

For this card, I used my new stamp set Dandelion Wishes paired with the retired set Sincere Salutations for the greeting for a clean and simple design.

Sincere Salutations has always been one of my favorite greeting sets, and whenever I need a simple, yet elegant sentiment, I pull it out of my crafting cabinet.  It is one of my few remaining wood-mount stamp sets purchased when SU! only sold wood-mount stamps. 

Dandelion Wishes, I think, will become one of my favorites too.  Lots of possibilities with its simple design.

This card was very easy to create.

A perfect 5 minute or less card!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp dandelion image using Basic Gray ink on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 3" x 2 1/2".  With a paper trimmer, cut the image into 3- 1" panels at 2" and 1".  Mount each panel to a Basic Gray mat measuring 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" using Mini Dimensionals at the top and bottom of each panel to pop them up.
  2.  Attach to a 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Mini Dimensionals on the four corners to pop it up.
  3. Stamp greeting using Basic Gray ink.
  4. Attach to 4"x3 3/4" Basic Gray card base to complete.

Dandelion Wishes

Dandelion Wishes

Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Basic Gray

Paper: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Diorama Card

Diorma Card
A Little Wild Diorama Card

I created this fun diorama card for Kathryn, my grandniece on her 1st birthday.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets, A Little Wild.

These cute critters just bring a smile.

Diorama cards are easy to create.

For instructions, please check my Diorama Cards Page HERE

For this card, I stamped and colored the animals using watercolor pencils and an aqua painter.

The background paper is Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves Framelits Dies

A Little Wild Bundle

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves and Circle Framelits Dies, water color pencils, aqua painter, baker's twine, glue dots, Delightfully Detailed Faceted Dots, Mini Dimensionals

 

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Christmas in August Sampler-Sign Up to Receive my August Newsletter

August 2018 sampler

It's never too early to start on those Christmas cards, right?

I'd love to share some Christmas card ideas with you featuring the new Big Shot Embossing Mats.

Use the Embossing Mats with cutting dies to emboss images rather than cut.

Samples feature the Swirly Snowflakes, Eastern Medallion and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

You'll never look at your thinlits dies the same way again.

The possibilities are endless!

Projects using these products will be featured in my August Newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on August 7, 2018.

Want to learn more?

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on August 7.

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I hope to hear from you soon.

Anne

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Ends Soon!

DSP 1

Admit it: you just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!

By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper: You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July!

This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog:

146338 Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper $11.00

146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper $11.00

146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper $11.00

146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper $11.00

146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper $11.00

146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper $11.00

146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper $11.00

146289 Garden Impressions 6 "x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00

146916 Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00

144177 Wood Textures 6 "x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00

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This sale ends July 31!

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Country Road Clear Block Stamping

Pink clear block stamping
Sunrise Country Road
Blue clear block stamping
Blue Sky Country Road

I combined Country Road, my new favorite stamp set with clear block  stamping, one of my favorite techniques!

These cards were quick and simple, taking less than 5 minutes to create.

Here's how:

  1. Dab ink pads onto a clear block, then spritz with water until the ink begins to pool and run.  Stamp on card stock and let sit for a few seconds.  Remove the block, and you'll have a mix of colors, creating a pretty background.  For the first card, I dabbed Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, and Mango Melody ink onto an "E" clear block, then stamped onto Shimmery White card stock.  Watercolor paper would work also. Colors used for the second card were Pool Party and Pacific Point.
  2.  Once the ink had dried, I masked the bottom of the square with a strip of copy paper, then stamped the "weed" image from Country Road using Mossy Meadow ink.   The greeting from Country Road was also stamped in Mossy Meadow.
  3.  I attached the card fronts to the Mossy Meadow and Pacific Point card bases using Dimensionals to pop them up. 

Done, that's it!

Be sure to check out my other Country Road projects HERE

 

Country Road

Country Road

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Shimmery White

Accessories: Clear Block "E", spritzer bottle with water, Mini Dimensionals

 

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Country Road Collage

Country Road collage
Country Road Collage

Here's another card made using one of my new favorite stamp sets, Country Road. 

It fits the mountain and ranching landscape where I live in southern Colorado.

Perfect for collage or masculine projects!

(You can see my other Country Road projects Here.)

This card was easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from Country Road onto a piece of Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using Early Espresso ink.  Stamp images again without reinking.
  2. Attach to a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Wrap Linen Thread around the front, securing it in the back.  Tie a small length of Linen Thread around the middle, tying a knot.
  3. Attach to Crumb Cake mat.  Attach to Early Espresso card base.
  4. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  For this card, I used a piece of Crumb Cake that had been embossed using the Plywood Planks embossing folder and Big Shot.  Attach to the card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  5. Add candy or enamel dots to complete.

Country Road

Country road

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Wood Textures 6"6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Plywood Planks embossing folder, Linen Thread, candy dots, Mini Dimensionals

 

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