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Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Happy Birthday Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Shaker Cards are easy to make and fun to receive!

This Shaker Card, combined with Zoo Globe* stamp set and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies*, is perfect for creating cards for kids of any age, young and old alike.

This easy technique is featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Included in the newsletter is a step-by-step written Shaker Card tutorial, with color photographs in a pdf format.

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my April 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 2021.

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

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

*retiring May 3, 2021

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dino Days Motion Stamping Card

Dino Days Motion Stamping

The easy Motion Stamping Technique, combined with Dino Days* stamp set, is perfect for creating cards for kids of any age, young and old alike.

This easy technique is featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my April 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 2021.

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

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

*retiring May 3, 2021

 

Happy Stampin'!

Woodland Wonder "W" Fold Card

Woodland Wonder W card frontWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Closed

Woodland Wonder W card insideWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Opened

The  easy "W" fold technique, combined with the cute Woodland Wonder stamp set, is sure to bring a smile.

This fold is featured in my April 2021 newsletter and includes a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

It folds flat and will fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

So fun, and perfect for any occasion!

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my April 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 2021.

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

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Pearlized Background with Dandelion Embossing Folder

Dandelion Wishes Pearlized Background SympathyCreate an easy pearlized, shimmery background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

See more pearlized backgrounds HERE on my Backgrounds Page.

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Pretty Peacock* card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Emboss card front using die-cut machine and Dandelions Embossing Folder.  Attach to Silver Foil* mat.  Attach to Pretty Peacock base.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Woven Heirlooms on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Pretty Peacock ink.
  5. Cut out using die-cut machine and Layer Ovals die*.  Add Frost White Shimmer Paint using Blending Brush.  Sponge edges using Pretty Peacock ink.  Attach to card base to complete.  Be sure to clean the Blending Brush and clear block with water.

*Retiring Items available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

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Beauty Abounds Partial Emboss/Die Cut Butterflies

Partial Die Cut outsideBeauty Abounds Partial Emboss/Die Cut Butterflies outside

Partial Die Cut insideBeauty Abounds Partial Emboss/Die Cut Butterflies inside

You can emboss and cut with dies when you use the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Embossing Mats.

This card was created using the retiring Beauty Abounds stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Beauty Dies.

These products are available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Click HERE for a written tutorial on how to do this technique.

There are step-by step instructions with color photos.

 

Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Ideas-Faux Alligator Wallet Cards for Easy Gift-Giving

Spring and summer gift-giving is here!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, bridal and baby showers!

Learn how to create super easy gift card (or money) holders.

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for April will feature 2 techniques for easy summer gift-giving:

Twist & Fold and Faux Alligator Wallet Card Techniques

(Click HERE  to view the Twist & Fold Gift Card Holder)

 

Geared Up Garage wallet outsideGeared Up Garage Faux Alligator Wallet Card Closed

Geared Up Garage wallet insideGeared Up Garage Faux Alligator Wallet Card Opened

Dino Days wallet cardDino Days Faux Alligator Card Closed

 

Dino Days wallet card openedDino Days Faux Alligator Card Opened

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Faux Alligator Wallet Card Pattern.

Lots of spaces to tuck gift cards, money, or greetings.
 
Perfect for masculine or kid gift-giving!

  And it easily fits inside an A2 envelope.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on April 20, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from April 20-May 17, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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

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

Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Ideas-Twist & Fold Gift Card Holder for Easy Summer Gift-Giving

Spring and summer gift-giving is here!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, bridal and baby showers!

Learn how to create super easy gift card (or money) holders.

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for April will feature 2 techniques for easy summer gift-giving:

Twist & Fold and Faux Alligator Wallet Card Techniques

Click  HERE to see the Faux Alligator Wallet Cards

The first is the easy Twist & Fold pattern.

Start with a couple of quick score lines, then an easy fold, and you'll have a card that has a pocket on the front and a pocket on the inside. 

Perfect for inserting a gift card or money.

  And it easily fits inside an A2 envelope.

Twist and Fold CardTwist & Fold Gift Card Holder Closed

Twist and Fold inside with gift cardTwist & Fold Gift Card Holder Opened

Option: Add a pop of color to the designer paper using Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers:

Twist and Fold with color

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Twist & Fold Gift Card Pattern.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on April 20, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from April 20-May 17, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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

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

 

Happy Stampin'!

Beauty Abounds Bokeh Pearlized Background

Pearlized Background Dandelion Wishes and Beauty AboundsFor today's card, I am featuring the retiring stamp sets Dandelion Wishes and Beauty Abounds.

I combined them with the Pearlized Background Technique for a shimmery background.

Create an easy pearlized background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

For more Pearlized backgrounds, please visit my Backgrounds Page HERE

 

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Purple Posy* card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Stamp bokeh image from Beauty Abounds stamp set using Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight inks.  Stamp speckles using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  4. Attach card front to Gorgeous Grape mat.  Attach to Daffodil Delight card base.
  5.  Stamp image from Dandelion Wishes * on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Daffodil Delight ink.  Stamp speckles and greeting using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  6. Cut out using a 2 1/4" circle punch.  Mat to 2 1/2" Gorgeous Grape circle. 
  7. Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

*Retiring May 3, 2021 or while supplies last. 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame

Butterfly Floating Frame

Use the every day kitchen product, Press 'n Seal to create 2 easy Floating Frame Cards.

For these 2 cards, I used the retiring Butterfly Gala and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

Colors used are the retiring 2019-2021 In Colors:

Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, and Purple Posy.

Retiring products are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating FrameCard #1

Floating Frame 1Card #2

Click HERE for the Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Tutorial with step-by-step instructions and color photos  in a pdf format

 

Happy Stampin'!

Garage Gears Floating Frame Cards

Floating frame

Create two cards using the fun Floating Frames Technique!

This technique is easy to do using a common kitchen item, Press 'n Seal.

For these two cards, I used the retiring  Geared Up Garage Gears stamp set and coordinating Gears Die.

These items are great for creating those challenging masculine-themed cards!

They are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating frame 1Card #1

Floating frame 2Card #2

I have created a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format HERE.

I hope you will give this technique a try.

Please share as I'd love to see what you create!

Happy Stampin'!

Geared Up Garage Pearlized Background-Happy Father's Day

Garage Gears Tin Embossing Folder shimmery background

In the continuation of featuring retiring stamp sets and accessories, today's card uses Geared Up Garage and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Geared Up Garage, and the coordinating Garage Gears Dies, have been my go-to stamp set for making those sometimes hard to create masculine-themed cards.

For this card, I paired it with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Pearlized Background Technique.

Create an easy pearlized, shimmery background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Early Espresso card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Emboss card front using die-cut machine and Tin Tile Embossing Folder.*  Attach to Early Espresso mat.  Attach to Basic White base.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Geared Up Garage* out  of Basic White card stock using Early Espresso ink.
  5. Cut out using die-cut machine and Garage Gears Die.*   Attach to card base to complete.  Be sure to clean the Blending Brush and clear block with water.

*Retiring Items available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dandelion Wishes with 2019-2021 In Color Centers

Dandelion Wishes In Color Centers

Over the next month, I'll be featuring some of my favorite retiring stamp sets and accessories. 

First up is Dandelion Wishes, one of my favorite stamp sets.

For this card, I paired the dandelion images with retiring 2019-2021 retiring In Colors:

Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy

Of these colors, I will miss Seaside Spray and Purple Posy the most.

Please remember, the retiring items will be available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

  1. Stamp image from Dandelion Wishes on Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink.
  2. Using sponge daubers, add color to each of the centers.
  3. Attach to Pretty Peacock mat.  Attach to Basic White card base.
  4. Stamp greeting from Dandelion Wishes on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink.  Cut out using Stitched Rectangle die and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  Sponge on Terracotta Tile ink.Cut a larger rectangle out of Pretty Peacock using Stitched Rectangle Die and die-cut machine.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Card Ideas for the Kid in All of Us-Sign Up for my April Newsletter

April 2021 sampler

Stampin' Up! has great stamp sets to create cards for kids of all ages, for those who are young and young at heart!

Cards for the kid in all of us will be featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Projects will include an easy "W" fold featuring Woodland Wonder, the Motion Stamping Technique featuring Dino Days*, and a shaker happy birthday card featuring Zoo Globe*.

As always, featured will be a Sketch Challenge and Color Inspiration to help you jump start your crafting!

Want to learn more?

My April 2021 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) April 6, 2021.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in April 2021.

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

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

*stamp sets and coordinating dies are retiring.  Available until May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter-Jar of Flowers Pop-Up Card

Jar of Flowers Pop Up EasterJar of Flowers Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Jar of flowers pop up easter insideJar of Flowers Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March features 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the third card made using Flowers for Every Season DSP and Jar of Flowers stamp set.

You can see the other two pop-up cards HERE.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021, but there is still time to receive your own copy!

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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

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

Happy Stampin'!

Ice Cream Sundae with Sprinkles on Top Card

Ice cream sundae

Add sweetness to someone's day with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.

The set includes ice cream cones, sprinkles, birthday greetings, sweet sentiments, and more.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle includes the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

Items can be purchased individually, but are discounted 10% when purchased as a bundle.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle is featured in my March 2021 newsletter.

Projects  include this easy ice cream sundae card.

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my March 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and April 5, 2021.

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

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stampin'!