3D Stamping with Woodland Embossing Folder

Woodland Embossing Folder 3D stamping

Be sure to check out my other 3D Woodland Embossing Folder projects Here.  There's a link to full instructions in a pdf format!

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, and in the fall, this is the view from my front window. 

Aspens and their changing leaves!

Aspens

Great inspiration for my card using the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.

You can view full instructions using the link above, but here's a short version.

I stamped the large leaves image found in Sheltering Tree on the inside of the Woodland embossing folder using Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, and Tranquil Tide inks.  I also colored in the lines of the tree bark using my Early Espresso marker.  Then, I inserted a piece of Whisper White card stock into the folder and embossed it using the Big Shot.  The leaves are now behind the embossed image.  To fill in spaces, I stamped the small leaf image from Sheltering Tree using the same inks.

The greeting is from Eastern Beauty stamped in Tangerine Tango onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, cut out using my 1" circle punch and then layered to a piece of Tranquil Tide punched out using my 1 1/4" circle punch.

It's easy to create 3D stamped images using the Big Shot and Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.

Woodland Textured Embossing Folder

Woodland embossing folder

 

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Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Eastern Beauty

Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide

Accessories: Big Shot, Woodland Embossing Folder,  1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, candy dots, sponge, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

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Paper Pumpkin Embossed Layered Leaves

Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves

Fall has arrived here in the mountains of southern Colorado!

To celebrate, I created this quick and easy card using textured embossing folders and elements of the September Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit.

What is Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s monthly crafting subscription.

Every month, you'll receive a box of goodies from Stampin' Up! filled with all the necessary ingredients to make a fun project. 

It might be greeting cards or 3D projects like gift boxes and pouches.

The design is already created for you.  Just follow the instructions, and you'll be crafting in a matter of minutes.

September's kit was called Layered Leaves which included a great collection of leaf stamps and die cuts.

I decided to change it up a little bit and create my own design using pieces of the kit.

Here's how:

  1. Emboss piece of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot and Woodland embossing folder.  Emboss piece of Cajun Craze card stock using the Big Shot and Brick Wall embossing folder.
  2.  Attach embossed pieces, and wrap a piece of 5/8" burlap ribbon along the seam line, attaching it to the back.
  3. Attach to Crumb Cake card base.
  4. Pop out leaf die cuts from Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit.  Stamp large leaf image onto large leaf die cut using Early Espresso ink.  Stamp 3 smaller leaf images onto coordinating leaf die cut using Early Espresso ink.  Pop out pre-stamped Soft Suede leaf die cut.
  5. Layer leaves to front of card using Dimensionals to pop them up.
  6. Tie a bow out of metallic copper twine from Paper Pumpkin kit and attach to front of card using a glue dot.

Done!  I let Paper Pumpkin do most of the work for me.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  Layered Leaves (if you don't have Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit, the Vintage Leaves stamp set and coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies will work just as well)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cajun Craze

Accessories: Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit, Big Shot, Woodland and Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folders, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Mini Dimensionals, glue dots

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Fresh Card Making Idea-Iris Folded Caramel Kiss

Iris Folded Carmel Kiss

Iris Folding is one of my all-time favorite card making techniques!

And an Iris Folded Kiss is perfect for upcoming fall-themed events, including Halloween.

Change up the colors, and it is also perfect for a Valentine's Day or anniversary project!

What is Iris Folding?

Iris Folding is a paper craft that involves strips of colored paper placed in such a way to form a spiraling design. 

The center forms an iris, similar to the shape of a camera lens.

And it is easy to do!

All you need is an iris folding pattern and pretty papers.

Want to learn more?

This technique will be featured in my Fresh Card Making Ideas edition which will hit e mail inboxes on October 17.

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Spooky Cat Candy Kisses Treat Holders

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats

Just in time for Halloween!

Cute Spooky Cat Kisses candy treat holders.

I created these feline treats in a matter of minutes using the Cat Punch and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

They just make me smile! 

Love the "calico," "tortoise shell," and "orange tabby" inspired cats.  The solid black cat looks like my cat, Black Bart, aka Black Biscuits. 

Black Bart has golden eyes though.  I guess I should have colored in the eyes using a marker!

This project is super simple!

(Thanks to Paper Pixie for the original instructions!)

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats scoring

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 4" x 1".  Score at 1", 2", and 3".

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats triangle

Fold along the score lines to form a triangle.  Apply glue and secure triangle closed.  For this project, I used Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  Fine Tip Glue will work as well.  SNAIL probably won't hold the triangle together.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats with Kiss inside

Slip Kisses candy inside the triangle.

 

  Spooky Cat Kisses Treats side one punched cat

You will need 2 punched cats, one for each side of the triangle. 

For the front side, I punched a black cat out one of the designs found in Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.

You could also stamp the cat image that comes in the Spooky Cat stamp set.

I liked how the cat was already printed on the paper, so I let the DSP do the work for me.

Attach the cat to one side of the triangle. Place the cat up a little bit, so it doesn't interfere with the  base of the triangle.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats punched cat

For the back side of the triangle, I punched a cat out of a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock.

Apply glue to the bottom of the cat's body, the tip of the tail and the top of the head, including the ears.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats two cats secured

Attach the solid cat to the back side of the triangle, lining it up with the ears and tail of the cat on the front.  Pinch the top and the tail together, holding them in place while the glue dries.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats complete

To complete, tie a bow around the cat's neck and add a rhinestone jewel as a tag.  I used Crushed Curry and Black Baker's Twine out of my stash.

So easy, and a perfect project idea for Halloween!

You could quickly make up several of these to give to co-workers and friends or share at upcoming adult or children's Halloween parties.

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Cat Punch

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Spooky night dsp

Supplies Used:

Paper: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie card stock

Accessories: Cat Punch, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, Baker's Twine, rhinestone, Kisses candy

 

Happy Stampin'!

Wood Words, Wood Crate Thank You Gifts

Wood Words Candy CratesAre you ever in the need for quick and easy thank you gifts?

Me too!

Recently, I needed to create thank you gifts for attendees for an upcoming class.

I got out my Big Shot,  Wood Crate Framelits Dies, and assorted sheets of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper and created these cute crates in a matter of minutes!

I stamped the greeting from Wood Words using Cajun Craze ink and cut out the tag using the Big Shot and coordinating Wood Crate Framelits Die.

I added a heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements to complete the look.

Then, I filled the crates using shredded paper and filled them with an assortment of candy.

Wood Words Candy Crates close up

The Wood Words stamp set and Wood Crate Framelits Dies can be purchased separately. 

But, if you purchase the Wood Words Bundle, you'll save 10%!

For more ideas using the Wood Words Bundle, please be sure to watch this video from Stampin' Up!

Wood Words Video

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wood Words

Ink: Cajun Craze

Paper: Wood Texture Designer Series Paper (you need 2 sheets to put together 1 crate), Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot, Wood Crate Framelits Die, Tear and Tape Adhesive, Hearts and Stars Elements, Glue Dots, shredded paper, candy

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Spooky Cat Sampler-Sign Up to Receive My October Newsletter

Spooky Cat Sampler

The Spooky Cat Bundle which is includes the Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch is now available from Stampin' Up!

Perfect for wow'ing your family and friends with quick and easy Halloween projects!

Ideas using this bundle will be featured in my October newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes on October 3.

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Once the sign up form has been submitted, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you soon!

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Embossing Paste Daisy Delight

Embossing Paste Daisy Delight

Fall has arrived here in the mountains of southern Colorado!

Purple Asters, some of my favorite flowers, are blooming in abundance.

My project for this posting was inspired by these pretty flowers growing on our property.

I love their bright yellow centers.  They make me smile!

Asters

I combined the stamp set Daisy Delight, stamped in purples, with Embossing Paste colored in green, along with one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks from Stampin' Up!

I love the easy texture that the Embossing Paste gives to projects.

Here's how:

Coloring and Mixing Embossing Paste

With a palette knife, scoop out and place embossing paste onto your work surface.

For this, I use a plastic lid.  As you can tell, I've used this lid many times over for various projects. 

The embossing paste from other projects has dried on the lid.  It would take a good scrubbing to remove it.

So, be sure to wash off the embossing paste with warm water from your stencil, palette knife, and work surface as soon as you are finished with it.  It dries quick.

Also, be sure to put the lid back on the jar of embossing paste and seal tightly, so it doesn't dry out in the jar.  I have also added a piece of cling wrap to the top of the jar, sealing it with the lid.

Place a drop or two of ink refill onto the embossing paste and mix in using the palette knife.  For this project, I used 1 drop of Wild Wasabi.

You could also use the embossing paste without color.  It has an off-white, shimmery tint to it.

 

Spreading the embossing paste

Place your card front onto a covered work surface and then place the stencil on top of the card stock, securing it with a piece of washi or painter's tape at the top.

Begin spreading the embossing paste onto the stencil using a palette knife.  It's kind of like spreading frosting. 

The thicker you apply, the longer it will take to dry.  But even so, it doesn't take long.

You can cover the whole stencil like I did or only parts.

Embossing Paste done

Remove the stencil and set the piece aside to dry as you work on the other parts of the card.

Stamp two daisies on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock, one using Elegant Eggplant, the other using Wisteria Wonder inks.

Stamp solid circle in the center of one of the daisies using Crushed Curry ink.

Punch out using the coordinating Daisy Punch.  Offset layer the daisies, one on top of the other using SNAIL Adhesive.  Slight bend the petals up using your fingers.

Wrap ribbon around the front of the embossed card front, securing it in the back with SNAIL Adhesive.  I used some retired chevron ribbon from my stash.

Attach to Elegant Eggplant card base.

Attach flower to front of card using a Dimensional to pop it up.

Stamp leaves from Daisy Delight using Emerald Envy ink on a scrap piece of Old Olive card stock. 

Fussy cut using a pair of scissors.  Slip underneath flower as desired using SNAIL Adhesive.

Embossing Paste close up

I also stamped the inside of the card using the daisy and greeting in Daisy Delight.

Embossing Paste inside
 

Adding texture to your project is fast and easy using Embossing Paste and accessories from Stampin' Up!

The possibilities are endless!

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Embossing paste

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, and Wild Wasabi ink refill.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Accessories: Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Daisy Punch, retired ribbon, Mini Dimensional, washi tape

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

5 Minute Card Creation-Daisy Delight in Purples

Daisy Delight in Purples

Fall is here! 

My favorite season. 

Purple!

My favorite color.

Couldn't resist creating a 5 minute,  fall-inspired card in purples to celebrate. 

 To create the card, I used small 2-step flower image found in Daisy Delight.  I stamped the solid image using Wisteria Wonder on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then,  I over-stamped the line image using Elegant Eggplant. 

The Old Olive dots came from Watercolor Wings since I had the stamp set out after creating my Painted Lady Butterfly card here.

The dots are perfect for filling in empty spaces.

The greeting is from Move Me. 

The words are 2 separate stamps.  I first stamped the "Hi", then the "there." using Elegant Eggplant ink. 

I banner cut the edge, then matted it onto an Old Olive piece that had also been banner cut. 

The card front was matted to a piece of Elegant Eggplant, mounted to a Very Vanilla card base. 

The greeting was popped up using Dimensionals.

Quick, easy, done in 5 minutes!

For more quick card ideas, please visit my 5 Minute Card Creations Page  HERE

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight, Watercolor Wings, Move Me

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Accessories: Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Watercolor Wings Painted Ladies

Watercolor Wings

Recently, there was an article in the newspaper about the Painted Lady butterflies migrating through Colorado on their way to Mexico for the winter.

I have noticed an increase in Painted Ladies in my garden!  I have a space in my garden that I call the "weed patch."  It is a collection of oregano, sage, mint, clover, and alfalfa.  The clover and alfalfa bloom early.  The oregano, sage, and mint are in full bloom now for the fall.  Most people would consider this truly a weed patch (especially with the clover and alfalfa), but I love this little garden space.  It attracts bees, butterflies, and a number of other pollen-seeking insects. 

Here is a photo I took of a Painted Lady in my garden.

Painted Lady 3

In celebration of the migration, I created the card above covered with Painted Ladies using the 3-step stamp set, Watercolor Wings.

This is such a great stamp for creating all kinds of butterflies.  

And it is easy to use.

Here's how:

 

The medium-sized butterfly in the set is a 3-step stamp.  Randomly stamp the solid image first using Pumpkin Pie ink.

Watercolor Wings Step 1

Next, stamp the outline image using Basic Black ink.

Watercolor Wings Step 2

Then, stamp the wing image using Cajun Craze ink.

Watercolor Wings Step 3 

Stamp the body and antennae using Soft Suede ink. 

That's it.  Done!

To complete the card, randomly stamp the 3 dot image using Old Olive ink.  Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Banner cut the end, and lightly sponge Pumpkin Pie ink along the edges.  Mat to an Old Olive piece that has also been banner cut.  Attach to front of card using Dimensionals.  Layer to Basic Black mat, then to Pumpkin Pie  card base. 

  Watercolor Wings Close Up

Thank you Painted Ladies for stopping by. 

Safe travels to Mexico!

Watercolor Wings stamp set, #139424, $26.00

Watercolor WingsSupplies Used:

Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Archival Black, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive

Accessories: Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Touches of Texture Thanks

Touches of Texture

Sure is beginning to feel like fall here in the mountains of southern Colorado!

Fall is my favorite time of the year!

In celebration, I decided to create a thank you card using the stamp set Touches of Texture combined with fall colors of ink.

Touches of Texture is one of my favorite stamp sets.   I really like its layering and eclectic designs.

This card takes a little bit of planning because of the stamped flowers coming out from behind the matted flower on the front. 

But, it is quick and simple to do.

Here's how:

Start with a 2 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Two-step stamp the flower, stem, leaves, and bee from Touches of Texture using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Early Espresso inks.  Sponge the edges with Early Espresso ink.

Cut a Cajun Craze mat measuring 2 1/4" x 4". 

Cut a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3 /4".  Lay the Cajun Craze mat on the designer paper, and with a pencil, lightly mark the corners of the mat.  This will be your guide for stamping the flowers.  Position the bottom of the stems inside the pencil lines, so only the upper flowers show beyond the mat.  I  used Early Espresso ink.  Be sure to lightly draw the pencil lines so they can easily be erased if needed.

In the photo below, I used my photo editing software to draw the four corner lines in red. 

Touches of Texture Marking the Lines 1
I also used the Cajun Craze mat as my guide for stamping the greeting from Wood Words in Early Espresso ink.

  Wood Textures stamped

 Now to color the flowers.  I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers.  I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors.

  I only colored the images outside of the pencil lines as I knew the rest would be covered up by the Cajun Craze mat.

Touches of Texture coloring with markers

To finish the card, Layer the Wood Textures designer paper to a 5 1/4" x 4" Cajun Craze mat, then attach to a 5 1/2" x 4" Whisper White card base.

Attach the stamped Whisper White piece to Cajun Craze mat.  Attach to front of card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Done, and you have a fairly simple, fall-themed thank you card to send to a friend or family member!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Touches of Texture, Wood Words

Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso ink pads, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: Blender Pen, sponge, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Fresh Card Making Idea-Smackin' Acetate Technique

Sheltering Tree Glossy Card stock

Create pretty abstract backgrounds using the Smackin' Acetate Technique!

This technique is easy to create using either glossy or matte card stock and only takes a few simple supplies.

Want to learn more?

This technique will be featured in my Fresh Card Making Ideas edition for September, which will hit e mail in boxes on September 19.

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Butterflies! You Move Me Butterfly Card

Pink Butterfly Card

Here's another fun interactive card I created using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

I created this one to send to my granddaughter on her 11 month birthday!

Lots of moving parts and surprises inside! 

Perfect for little hands to explore!

(Be sure to see the other Move Me cards I create HERE)

Pink Butterfly Card with Insert

The butterfly is stamped on an insert that fits inside the pouch on the front of the card.

When you pull up the insert, the butterfly flutters.

Of course, this is one of those cards that you have to see in action to get the full effect.

I created a short video so you can see the movement of the card:

You Move Me Butterfly Card
How cool is that?

And it is easy to make!

Here's how:

Cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Berry Burst card stock and score at 4 1/4" to create your card base.

Cut a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series paper 5" x 3 3/4" to be used as your card front.

Center the louver piece from Move Me Thinlits Dies on the designer paper, and cut out using the Big Shot.  The sandwich used should be the Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.

Move Me Butterfly step 1

To finish the cut-out square, create a square frame by nesting 2 square framelits dies onto a piece of Berry Burst card stock and cut out using the Big Shot.

Move Me Butterfly step 2

Apply SNAIL Adhesive along the edges of the frame.  Use your Silicone Craft Mat to catch any overflow from the adhesive.

Move Me Butterfly step 3Place the frame over the cut-out.

Move Me Butterfly step 4

Stamp "hi there" from You Move Me (2 stamps) along the upper edge of the border using Berry Burst ink. 

To create the pouch, cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Powder Pink card stock to mat the designer paper.

Carefully layer and hold the pieces together with your fingers and cut out the top notch using 1 1/4" circle punch.

Apply Foam Adhesive Strips along the three backside edges of the designer paper.

Move Me Butterfly step 5

Remove the backing on the foam adhesive and attach the designer paper piece to the Powder Pink mat.  Attach to front of Berry Burst card base.

Now to create the insert.  Cut a piece of 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the 2-step butterfly from You Move Me.

There are two images of the butterfly.  One large, the other smaller.  Stamp the large butterfly using Powder Pink ink.  Then stamp the smaller butterfly using Berry Burst ink.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping. You don't want the lines of the butterflies to be lined up. You want the lines of the smaller butterfly to be offset from the lines of the larger butterfly.  It will look blurry, but that is ok.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.

Move Me Butterfly step 6

Stamp the greeting using Berry Burst ink.  Mat to a 5" x 3  1/2" Wild Wasabi card stock.  Fold a piece of ribbon in half and staple to the top of the insert.  This will be used to pull the insert out of the pouch.

Stamp flowers and 2-step small butterflies on scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Berry Burst and Powder Pink inks.  Stamp leaves onto scrap piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies and attach to front of card.  Cut flower stamens out of scrap piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Move Me Thinlits Die and attach to flowers using Glue Dots or Fine Tip Glue.

For the inside:

Move Me Butterfly inside

Cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Two-step stamp the smaller butterflies using Powder Pink and Berry Burst inks.  Attach insert to the inside of the card.

Stamp larger butterflies using the Rock 'n Roll technique.  Ink up the image using Powder Pink ink, then tap Berry Burst ink along the edges.  Stamp three butterflies and cut out using the coordinating thinlits die.  Score 2 of the butterflies down the middle and pop up along the center score line of the card base using Mini Dimensionals.  Attach the 3rd butterfly on the inside of the card base using Mini Dimensionals.

 Done!  See, lots of moving and pop up parts for my 11-month-old granddaughter.  Hope it brings a smile to her and her parents!

Create easy interactive cards using the You Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Move Me Bundle

The stamp set and thinlits are sold separately, but if purchased as a bundle, you'll save 10%.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: You Move Me

Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, You Move Me Thinlits Dies, Square Framelits Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Silicone Craft Mat, ribbon out of my stash, stapler, SNAIL Adhesive, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

You Move Me Hummingbird Card

You Move Me Hummingbird

Here's another fun interactive card I created using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This one features the fluttering hummingbird!

(Please see my card featuring the butterfly HERE).

You Move Me Hummingbird pouch and insert

I made this pouch card for my niece's birthday. 

The hummingbird is stamped on a piece that inserts into the pouch. 

When you pull up the insert the hummingbird's wings flap.

Of course, this is one of those cards that you have to see in action to get the full effect.

So, I created a short video showing the movement.


Move Me Hummingbird Card You Tube
 How cool is that?

And it is easy to make!

Here's how:

  1. To create the pouch, score 5 1/2" x 8 1/1" Tangerine Tango card base at 2 1/8" x 6 1/4".  Do not fold along the score lines just yet.
  2. Attach 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.
  3. Cut out an opening using the Big Shot and Square Framelits Die.  You can discard the cutout or use it for another project.
  4. Cut out the top notch using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.
  5. Cut out the luver from a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits Die.  The sandwich should be the Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.
  6. Carefully apply SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the louver.  I placed the louver piece onto my Silicone Craft Mat and carefully applied the SNAIL along the outside edges.  You don't want the adhesive to extend to the inside of the cutout as it will hinder the movement of the insert once the card is assembled.
  7. Attach the louver over the square opening.
  8.  Fold pouch along fold lines and apply Tear and Tape to the edge of one back panel.  Apply Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the middle panel to close the bottom of the pouch.  Remove backing off Tear and Tape pieces, and fold along the score lines, securing the pouch close.
  9.  To figure out where the hummingbird should be stamped on the card insert, place 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White insert into the pouch.  Make a small mark through the louver with a pencil.  Use that mark as a guide for placement.  I found it best to stamp the hummingbird towards the bottom of the insert.  It may sit lower as you are looking at the front of the card, but you'll get more fluttering effect as it moves up and out of the pouch.
  10.  Now to stamp the hummingbird onto the insert.  There are two images in the stamp set.  One is a full image of the hummingbird, the other is just the body and wing.  Using your pencil mark as a guide, first stamp the full image hummingbird using Tangerine Tango ink.  Then, stamp the partial image of the hummingbird over the first image.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping.  You want the lines of the partial image to be offset from the lines of the full image.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.
  11. Stamp the greeting from Butterfly Basics using Archival Black in at the top of the insert.
  12. Mat to a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Basic Black card stock.  Puch a hole at the top and insert a piece of ribbon.  I used retired Tangerine Tango ribbon out of my stash.
  13. For the front, stamp flowers using Powder Pink, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango inks onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut pieces out using the Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies.
  14. Stamp leaves onto a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Die.
  15. Cut flower stamens out of scrap Crushed Curry card stock using Big Shot and Move me Thinlits die. 
  16. Attach flowers and leaves to front of card. Make sure you place them blow the louver as you don't want them hindering the movement of the card front.  Attach the stamens using Mini Glue Dots.  Attach Candy Dots to flowers if desired.

      Hummingbird close upHere's how the stamped hummingbird should look.  It may look out of focus, but that is ok as again, that's what makes the fluttering effect work.

     Create easy interactive cards using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Move Me BundleThe stamp set and framelits are sold separately, but if purchased as a bundle, you'll save 10%

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: You Move Me, Butterfly Basics

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Archival Black, Powder Pink, Pool Party

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed CurryWhole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Move Me Thinlits Dies, Squares Framelits, hole punch (non SU!), Tangerine Tango ribbon (retired) Silicone Craft Mat, SNAIL Adhesive, Tear and Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Candy Dots

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You Move Me Butterfly Card

You Move Me Butterfly

I'm loving the interactive You Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up! 

The bundle includes the stamp set You Move Me (a fluttering butterfly and hummingbird), and the coordinating Move Thinlits Dies.

Of course, to get the full effect of this card, you need to see it in action.  I created a short video showing how the butterfly flutters as you pull the card insert.

It's best to pull the insert out slowly to get the best fluttering effect.

You Move Me Butterfly Card Video

How cool is that?!

And it is so easy to create using the Move Me Bundle!

Here's How:

1. For this card, I created a pouch in which the butterfly fits inside as an insert.  To create the pouch, I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Calypso Coral card base, scored at 2 1/8" x 6 1/4".

Don't fold the pouch along the score lines just yet. 

2. Attach 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.

3. Cut out an opening using the Big Shot and Square Framelits Die.  You can discard the cutout or use it for another project.

4. Cut out the top notch using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.

5.Cut out the louver from a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.  The sandwich should be the Big Shot platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.

6. Carefully apply SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the louver.  I placed the louver piece on a Silicone Craft Mat and carefully applied the SNAIL along the outer edges.  You don't want the adhesive to extend to the inside of the square cutout as it will hinder the movement of the insert once the card is assembled.

7. Attach the louver over the square opening.

8. Fold pouch along fold lines and apply Tear and Tape to the edge of one back panel.  Apply Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the middle panel to close the bottom of the pouch.  Remove backing off Tear and Tape pieces, and fold along the score lines, securing the pouch closed.

9. To figure out where the butterfly should be stamped on the card insert, place 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White insert into the pouch.  Make a small mark through the louver with a pencil.  Use that mark as a guide for placement.  I found it best to stamp the butterfly towards the bottom of the insert.  It may sit lower as you are looking at the front of the card, but you'll get more fluttering effect as it moves up and out of the pouch.

10.  Now to stamp the butterfly onto the insert.  There are two images in the stamp set, one large and one smaller butterfly.  Stamp the larger image using Calypso Coral ink.  Use your pencil mark as your guide for placement.  Then, stamp the smaller butterfly using Crushed Curry ink.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping.  You don't want the lines of the butterflies to be lined up.  You want the lines of the smaller butterfly to be offset from the lines of the larger butterfly.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.

You Move Me Butterfly closeup

When looking at the stamped image, it looks out of focus.  But, that is ok as again, that's what makes the fluttering effect work.

11. Stamp greeting from Dragonfly Dreams using Night of Navy ink at the top of the insert.

12. Mat to a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Night of Navy card stock.  Punch a hole at the top and insert Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched ribbon.

13. For the front, stamp 2-step butterfly using Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry inks on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Stamp flowers using Wisteria Wonder and Night of Navy onto the same scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut pieces out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies.

14. Stamp leaves onto scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Die.

15. Cut flower stamens out of scrap Calypso Coral card stock using Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits Die.  Attach to center of flowers using Mini Glue Dots.

16.  Attach butterflies, flowers, and leaves to front of card.  Make sure you place them below the louver as you don't want them hindering the movement of the card insert.  Attach candy dots to flowers if desired.

Create fun, any occasion, interactive cards using the Move Me Bundle.

Move Me Bundle
The stamp set and thinlits dies are sold separately, but you'll save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.

Shop online 24/7

Online ordering

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: You Move Me, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive

Paper: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Move Me and Squares Thinlits/Framelits,  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, hole punch (non SU!), SNAIL Adhesive, Silicone Craft Mat,Tear and Tape Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

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Embossing Paste Sampler

Wow your friends and family by adding a little texture to your paper crafting with the new Embossing Paste and accessories (Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knives) from Stampin' Up!

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Five Minute Card Creation-Delightful Daisy You're in My Thoughts

Delightful Daisy SunflowersI was in need of another quick and easy thinking of you card for a relative who while recently on vacation, ended up in the hospital with a serious sepsis infection.

She's home now and ok, but I wanted to let her know that we were thinking of her.

In the same week, I also needed a sympathy card that I shared HERE.

So, while I had the pack of Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper out, I put this one together in less than 5 minutes!

Here's how:

  1. I started with a regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Whisper White card base.  I trimmed the card so I'd have a  3 1/4" panel on the front.
  2. I cut the daisy patterned paper 3" by 5 1/4".  I stamped the greeting from Thoughtful Branches (retired) toward the bottom of the paper using Early Espresso ink, then attached it to the front panel.
  3. I cut another patterned piece from the designer paper collection 1" by 5 1/4" and attached it to the inside of the card to complete.

Delightful Daisy Sunflowers open

Card crafting doesn't need to be time-consuming.

Cards can be put together in just a few minutes, especially when you let pretty designer paper do the heavy lifting!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: None!

Happy Stampin'!

Quick and Easy Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper You're in my Thoughts

Delightful Daisies

Unfortunately, I recently needed a sympathy card. 

Sympathy cards can often seem like one of the most difficult types of cards to create.

I mulled it over for awhile, and then decided to get out my pack of Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper. 

One of the selections in the pack is the pretty daisy design.

Perfect, I thought.  I'll just let the designer series paper to most of the work to create a quick and easy, yet pretty and appropriate for the occasion card.

Here's how:

  1. I started with a regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Whisper White card base.  I trimmed the card so I'd have a  3 1/4" panel on the front.
  2. I cut the daisy patterned paper 3" by 5 1/4".  I stamped the greeting from Thoughtful Branches (retired) toward the bottom of the paper using Early Espresso ink, then attached it to the front panel.
  3. I cut another patterned piece from the designer paper collection 1" by 5 1/4" and attached it to the inside of the card to complete.

Delightful Daisies open

I really like how the patterns compliment each other. 

I also like how easy this card came together.

Be sure to check out the  Stampin' Up! collection of designer series paper.

What a great idea!

Let the paper do the heavy lifting for you!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches (retired)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: none

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Garden Party-Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

A Little Wild Garden PartyI've had so much fun crafting with the adorable A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Thinlits Dies.

Before I put the stamp set away for the time being, I decided to create a cute little garden party flip card for my granddaughter's one year birthday coming up in October.

I combined it with the Acrylic Block Watercolor Background technique.

Here's how:

  1. To create the background, I tapped Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Wild Wasabi inks onto an acrylic block, then spritzed it with water so the ink would pool and run and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I let it sit for a few seconds, then removed the block and set the paper aside so it would dry completely.
  2. While the watercolor paper was drying, I stamped the images from A Little Wild onto scrap pieces of watercolor paper using Archival Black ink.  I then colored the images using watercolor pencils, a Blender Pen, and an Aqua Painter.  I set them aside to dry completely.
  3.  Once dry, I cut the images out using the Big Shot and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies.  I folded them over and removed the little tabs on each one using a pair of scissors.
  4. On the inside of each animal, I stamped a greeting from A Little Wild and Teeny Tiny Wishes using Archival Black ink.

On the inside of the bear, I stamped "hello there, honey bear!" and added a Dapper Denim Enamel Shape:

A Little Wild Garden Party Bear Inside

On the inside of the lion, I stamped "wild about you" and added three Glitter Enamel Dots:

A Little Wild Garden Party Lion inside

And finally, on the inside of the elephant, I stamped "happy birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes and added a row of rhinestones colored using a pink Sharpie Pen:

A Little Wild Garden Party Elephant inside
       5. I stamped the grass image from A Little Wild onto the Wild Wasabi part of the background using Emerald Envy and Old Olive inks.  I stamped the image repeatedly full  strength and after off stamping.

       6. I stamped the bees in the sky part of the background using Archival Black ink and then colored in the images using a Crushed Curry marker.

      7. I attached the watercolor card front to my Crushed Curry card base, then attached each of the animals using Mini Dimensionals.

      8. I tied bows out of various baker's twine and attached to the animals using Mini Glue Dots.

A Little Wild Garden Party Closeup

A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies can be purchased separately.

But, if purchased as a bundle, you can save 10%

A Little Wild Bundle

Be sure to check out my other A Little Wild creations Here!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Archival Black, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Old Olive, watercolor pencils, Crushed Curry Marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, acrylic block (not Stampin' Up!), Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Dots, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, baker's twine, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!