Dec Fresh Card Making Idea-Partial Die Cut Cards

 

 

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                      Christmas Pines Partial Die Cut Card Closed

 

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                     Christmas Pines Partial Die Cut Card Opened

Add a little pop-up interest to your projects using the Z fold Partial Die Cut Technique.

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making  tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00am (MST)on December 18, 2018.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on December 18 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by step color photographs in a pdf format.

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

The Partial Die Cut Card Tutorial will also include this Dashing Deer project:

 

Dashing Deer Partial Die Cut Card
                            Dashing Deer Partial Die Cut Card

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Gift Giving Made Easy-Gift Certificates and Wish Lists Are Available

Gift Certificates Available


Gift Giving Made Easy!

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give to that special stamper or scrapbooker on your holiday gift list? A Stampin' Up! gift certificate makes a great gift. Gift certificates are available right up until December 24th! I will mail the gift certificate either to you or to your recipient!

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Holiday Wish List

Wish Lists Are Available!
 And do you have a Stampin' Up! Wish List of your own? 

Download  Wish List HERE

Fill out the Wish List and pass it along to the people who are looking to buy you the perfect gift this holiday!

They can contact me direct by e mail, and I'll place the order, or they may visit my Stampin' Up! web site for online shopping 24/7.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Bokeh Dots Waterfront Trees

Bokeh Dots Waterfront Trees
                                      Bokeh Dots Waterfront Trees

 

Here's another easy winter night's scene using the star image stamp found in set, Bokeh Dots combined with the tree images from Waterfront.
  1. Stamp night sky image from Bokeh Dots on piece of Shimmery White card stock using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times so it would be darker.
  2. Cut landscape using the Big Shot and In the Woods Thinlits Die out of Shimmery White card stock.  Stamp greeting from Christmas Pines using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the greeting multiple times.
  3. Stamp trees from Waterfront onto scrap piece of Shimmer White card stock using Balmy Blue ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times.  Fussy cut using a pair of scissors.
  4. Attach trees to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  5. Attach landscape to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Mat to Balmy Blue card stock.   Attach to Whisper White card base using Dimensionals to pop it up.

Bokeh Dots

Bokeh Dots

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Bokeh Dots, Waterfront, Christmas Pines

Ink: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Balmy Blue

Accessories: Big Shot, In the Woods Framelits Dies, Stampaatus, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Dashing Deer Winter Night Bokeh

Dashing deer bokeh
Dashing Deer Winter Night Bokeh
 
 
Create an easy winter night's scene using the star image stamp found in set, Bokeh Dots.
  1. Stamp night sky image from Bokeh Dots on piece of Whisper White card stock using Balmy Blue ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times so it would be darker.
  2. Cut landscape using the Big Shot and In the Woods Thinlits Die out of Shimmery White card stock.  Place on card front, and with a pencil, lightly trace the top edge of the landscape.  This will help you place the stamping of the trees.
  3. Stamp trees from Waterfront using Tranquil Tide ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times.
  4. Stamp deer from Dashing Deer on a scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Detailed Deer Thinlits die.
  5. Attach landscape using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Place deer using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Mat to Tranquil Tide card stock.  Stamp greeting from Christmas Pines on Whisper White card base using Tranquil Tide ink.  I used the Stamparatus to ink and stamp the image multiple times.  Attach card front to card base using Dimensionals to pop it up.

I am really loving my Stamparatus.  It's a invaluable positioning tool, allowing you to aligned images and complete ink coverage.

 

Stamparatus

Stamparatus

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Dashing Deer, Bokeh Dots, Waterfront, Christmas Pines

Ink: Balmy Blue, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Deer and In the Woods Thinlits Dies,  Stamparatus, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Trees Sampler-Sign Up for my December Newsletter

December 2018 sampler

Happy December!

Enjoy a stroll through winter woods this holiday season!
The Winter Woods stamp set and coordinating In the Woods Framelits Dies will help you recreate snowy winter forest scenes. 

Projects using this bundle will be featured in my November newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on December 5, 2018.

Want to learn more?

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on  December 5.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

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.

Thanks!

Anne

Winter Woods Bundle

Winter Woods

Happy Stampin'!

Nov Fresh Card Making Idea-Dashing Deer Candleglow Window Easel Card

 

Candleglow card lit up with light
Dashing Deer Window Easel Card-taken with the lights on!

Is it a card?  Or a holiday decoration?

How about both!

Learn how to create this pretty window easel card which will add a festive touch to anyone's holiday display.

A battery-operated tealight adds a warm glow to the project for a little surprise.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this fun project.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 20, 2018.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 20 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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

I hope to hear from you soon!

Anne

Candleglow card lit up
Dashing Deer Window Easel Card taken with the lights off!

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Festive Farmhouse Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Festive Farmhouse Merry Christmas

Create quick and easy Christmas cards using the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

For this card, I cut the "Merry" and Christmas" out of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper that had been applied to a piece of adhesive sheet.  Then, I cut them out using the Big Shot and Merry Christmas Thinlits dies.

Tip: To make it easy to release the paper from the dies, use the Precision Base Plate as part of your Big Shot Sandwich: cutting platform, Precision Base Plate, paper, dies, upper cutting plate.

After removing the paper from the dies, I peeled off the backing on the adhesive sheet, and applied it to a piece wood texture Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. 

I really like the combination of Cherry Cobbler in the greeting with the Gray Granite wood texture of the Designer Series Paper. 

I  attached the card front to a Cherry Cobbler mat, then to a Gray Granite card base.

I added enamel dots to complete.

Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies

Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies

 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Dashing Along and Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, adhesive sheet, enamel dots

Happy Stampin'!

Merry Christmas Bokeh

Merry Bokeh
Merry Bokeh

Here's a quick and easy Christmas card to create using the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and Bokeh Dots stamp.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp Bokeh Dots onto Whisper White card stock using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to ink up and stamp the image a few of times to get the ink really dark.
  2. Cut "Merry" out o Silver Foil paper attached to an adhesive sheet using the Big Shot and Merry Christmas Thinlits Die.  Tip: to make it easier to get the paper to release from the die, use the Precision Base Plate as part of your Big Shot Sandwich: Big Shot Platform, Precision Plate, card stock, die, upper cutting plate. 
  3. Remove "Merry" from the die, peel off the backing of the adhesive sheet, and attach to bokeh background.  Sponge edges using Night of Navy ink.
  4. Stamp greeting using Merry Merlot ink.  I used the "Christmas Blessings" stamp found in Christmas Pines.  I applied a piece of scotch tape over the "Blessings", then inked up the stamp.  I removed the tape, and stamped. TIP: be sure to throw the tape away immediately.  If you set it aside somewhere, you're liable to touch it or set something on it, getting ink on you or your project at some point in time!
  5. Attach to Merry Merlot card base to complete.

Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies

Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies

Bokeh Dots

Bokeh Dots

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Bokeh Dots, Christmas Pines

Ink: Night of Navy, Merry Merlot

Paper: Merry Merlot, Whisper White, Silver Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, adhesive sheets, Stamparatus, sponge, scotch tape

Happy Stampin'!

Another "Finley" Card, Crafting with Aluminum Cans

Creedence
"Finley", Crazy Mountain Brewing Co

Here's another card I created using a Creedence Pilsner beer can from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.

You can see my first"Finely" card  HERE,

along with more information on how to use aluminum cans in your crafting.

 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Soft Suede, Soft Sea Foam

Accessories: "Finley" beer can from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co, tin snips, Big Shot, Tin Types Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

"Finley" Happy Birthday Crafting with Aluminum Cans

Creedence pilsner
"Finely" Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

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

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans.  My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

This was certainly the case with cans of Creedence Pilsner made by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company.  They have two breweries.  One in Denver, and the other one outside of Vail.

Their labels always have a character, an interesting hybrid of animals.

Creedence pilsner can

The character on the Creedence Pilsner can is "Finley" a mix of wolf, bighorn sheep and rabbit.

Here's Finley's story: "Take a hike with Finley, Crazy Mountain's seasoned grain farmer.  Having traveled the world, Finley is as cultivated as the fields he tends.  He's agile and energetic, but easy to keep up with.  Since Finley loves company, feed free to drop by any time for a long walk on the slopes."

I fell in love with Finley, especially his piercing eyes!

This card was easy to create.

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. Trim the piece down a little so a 2 1/2" circle punch or die will fit around the design and cut.

3. Cut matting using a slightly larger punch or die.  For this card, I used Early Espresso card stock cut with my Big Shot and Circles Framelit die. Attach the circle to the mat using Dimensionals to pop it up.

4. Stamp tree trunks from Wild Woods onto Crumb Cake card front using Early Espresso ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get even images.

5. Stamp greeting onto card base.  For this card, I used the happy birthday greeting from Wish Big stamped onto Pineapple Punch card base using Early Espresso ink. Attach card front to the card base.

6. Attach circle to the card front.  Add enamel dots to complete.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Wish Big

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Pineapple Punch, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: aluminum can, tin snips, 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, enamel dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dashing Deer Sampler-Sign Up for My November Newsletter

Sampler

Happy November!

If you haven't already, it's time to get started on those Christmas and holiday cards!

Whew, where did the year go?

The Dashing Deer Bundle, found in the Holiday Catalog, is perfect for creating holiday or winter-themed projects.

Projects using this bundle will be featured in my November newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 6, 2018.

Want to learn more?

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 6.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

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.

Thanks!

Anne

Dashing Deer Bundle

Dashing Deer bundle

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Halloween-Tangled Pumpkin

 

Tangled Pumpkin
Tangled Pumpkin

 

Stamp Set: Good Greetings

Ink: Uni-Ball Deluxe Fine pen, Tangelo Twist

Paper: Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Bristol Vellum

Tangle patterns: Beelight, Cheesecloth and Cadent

Pumpkin was drawn free hand.  Whew!  That was the toughest part of this project as I am terrible at drawing!  Had to surf the internet to get instructions on how to draw a pumpkin. 

Happy Stampin'!

"BOO!" Eclipse Card

Boo Eclipse Card
BOO! Eclipse Card

Just in time for Halloween!

A BOO! Eclipse Card.

Eclipse Cards are fun and very easy to create.

For detailed  instructions, please visit my Eclipse Card posting HERE

For this card, I used a small sheet of Halloween designer series paper that I had in my stash.

I think it was from the 2017-2018 Holiday catalog, but I don't remember the name.  All that was left in my stash was a strip with witches hats that was large enough to make 2-4 " x 5 1/4" eclipse card fronts which were mounted on Basic Black card bases.

The letters were cut out using the Big Shot and Large Letters Framelits Dies and popped back into the cut-out spaces using Mini Dimensionals.

A quick and easy project!

Large Letters Framelits Dies

Large letters framelits dies

Supplies Used:

Paper: Basic Black, Halloween designer series paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Spooky Full Moon Halloween Card

Spooky Cat
Spooky Black Cat Halloween Card

This is the Halloween card I created for our granddaughter.

She loves kitties, so I used the fun cat punch from Stampin' Up to create a spooky cat on a full moon night card.

I hope it will bring a smile.

This card was very easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Create a moon stencil by cutting out a circle from a piece of scrap card stock using the Big Shot and Circles Framelits Dies.  You could also use a circle punch.
  2. Lay the stencil onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, securing it in place with pieces of washi or painter's tape.
  3. Sponge Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks inside the circle stencil.  Remove the stencil.
  4. Cut the circle out using the Big Shot and same circle framelits die or punch.  Attach to Basic Black card front.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.
  5. Punch cat out of Basic Black ink using the Cat punch.   Attach to moon using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Add greeting to moon.  For this card, I used one of the "spooky" stickers from the September Frights and Delights Paper Pumpkin kit.
  7. Add black rhinestones to complete.  For this card, I colored rhinestones using a black Sharpie pen.

Cat Punch

Cat punch

Supplies Used:

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Bi Shot, Circles Framelits Dies, Cat Punch, Frights and Delights Paper Pumpkin kit, sponge ,washi tape, Mini Dimensinals, rhinestones, black Sharpie pen

Happy Stampin'!

Oct Fresh Card Making Idea-Bargello Faux Quilting Technique

Christmas Pines
Christmas Pines Bargello Faux Quilt
Winter Woods in Green
Winter Woods in Green Bargello Faux Quilt

Bargello Faux Quilting Technique

  Bargello are quilting patterns made up of strips of fabric. These strips of fabric are pieced together to create a sense of movement in the design.

This technique translates well into paper-crafting.  It’s a great way to use up paper scraps!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Bargello Faux Quilting Technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 23, 2018.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 23 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

The sign up box is located at the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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

I hope to hear from you soon!

Anne

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Animal Outing Card in a Box

Madysen card in a box
Animal Outing Card in a Box

 

Our granddaughter Madysen recently turned two!

One of the things she and her parents like to do is visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. 

They have a family pass, so they go quite often.

Her favorite animals at the zoo are the giraffe!

So, once I saw the giraffe image in the  Animal Outing Bundle, I knew I had to get it.

For her 2nd birthday card, I created this fun little zoo animal card in a box.

The critters were stamped using Memento black ink, then cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.

I then colored them using watercolor pencils and an aqua painter.

They are attached to the box with pieces of Adhesive Strips.

The background paper comes from Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.

I created the greeting on my computer and printed it out on regular computer paper.  I stamped the leaf image using Mint Macaron ink.

Leaves were cut out of Tranquil Tide card stock and attached to the sides using Tombow Multi-purpose glue.

Madysen card in a box side view

Animal Outing Bundle

Animal outing bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Animal Outing

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus, Big Shot Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, watercolor pencils, aqua painter, adhesive strips, Mini Dimensionals, enamel shapes, computer, copy paper

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!