5 Minute Creations

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'!

"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'!

5- Minute Card Creation-Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

Nature's Poem

Using Designer Series Paper to create a 5-minute card is easy when you let it do most of the work.

That is the case with this card featuring Nature's Poem DSP.

Simply cut the paper into 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" strips and place on your card base.

Add a greeting stamped on a coordinating piece of card stock and you're done!

For this card, I used the greeting from Sheltering Tree, along with a leaf image from Painted Harvest stamped on a piece of Grapefruit Grove card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink.  A Blackberry Bliss Faceted Dot was added to complete the card.

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

Nature's Poem DSP

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Painted Harvest

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Faceted Dot, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Lovely as a Tree Fall Sponged Sunrise

Sponged lovely as a tree

Here's one more fall-themed project using the perennial favorite stamp set, Lovely as a Tree.

This is a clean and simple, 5-minute card creation!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp trees from Lovely as a Tree  and greeting using Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Heat emboss with a heat tool and clear embossing powder.
  2.  Lightly sponge the sunrise using Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Cajun Craze ink
  3. Attach to Early Espresso mat.  Attach to Very Vanilla card base using Dimensionals to pop it up.

That's it, done!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Floral  & Fauna ( December 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit)

Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Accessories: heat tool, clear embossing powder, sponge, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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'!

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

Happy Stampin'!

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'!

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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More 5 Minute Creations-Thank You Thinlits Meets Garden Impressions

Garden Impressions 2
Garden Impressions Thank You Side 1
Garden Impression 3
Garden Impressions Thank You Side 2


Are you ever in the need for a quick and easy card-making idea?

Me too!

I recently paired the new Thank You Thinlits Die with the pretty Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper to create several quick thank you cards.

(Click HERE to view more Thank You Thinlits and Garden Impressions cards.)

These truly took less than 5 minutes to create!

The most time consuming part was cutting the thin strips of Dimensionals to place on the back of the die cut to pop it up.

Have you seen the new Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper?

Sneak Peek: In July, Stampin' Up! will be offering their Buy 3, get 1 Free special on Designer Series Paper. 

Garden Impressions is included in this special!

Garden Impressions DSP

The colors in the floral and abstract patterns are so vivid.

It is hard for me to choose a favorite, but all are great backgrounds to pair with the Thank You Thinlits Die. 

For these cards the dark blue abstract is the design on one side of the sheets.  Turn it over, and you have the pretty flower design.

Just pick a coordinating color for the die cut and the card base.

Easy, Easy!

Thank You Thinlits Die

Thank You Thinlits Die

 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Night of Navy, Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Thank You Thinlits Dies, Mini Dimensionals (thin strips cut along the edge of the Dimensionals)

 

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Thank You Thinlits and Garden Impressions-Five Minute Creations

Garden Impressions
Thank You Thinlits Meet Garden Impressions
Garden Impressions 1
Thank You Thinlits Meet Garden Impressions


Are you ever in the need for a quick and easy card-making idea?

Me too!

I recently paired the new Thank You Thinlits Die with the pretty Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper to create several quick thank you cards.

These truly took less than 5 minutes to create!

The most time consuming part was cutting the thin strips of Dimensionals to place on the back of the die cut to pop it up.

Have you seen the new Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper?

Sneak Peek: In July, Stampin' Up! will be offering their Buy 3, get 1 Free special on Designer Series Paper. 

Garden Impressions is included in this special!

Garden Impressions DSP

The colors in the floral and abstract patterns are so vivid.

It is hard for me to choose a favorite, but all are great backgrounds to pair with the Thank You Thinlits Die. 

Just pick a coordinating color for the die cut and the card base.

Easy, Easy!

Thank You Thinlits Die

Thank You Thinlits Die

 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Night of Navy or Pacific Point, Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Thank You Thinlits Dies, Mini Dimensionals (thin strips cut along the edge of the Dimensionals)

 

Retired stamp sets for sale for blog

Be sure to check out my list of retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets and accessories HERE!

 

 

 

 

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Use those Scraps! Father's Day Strips of Scraps Card

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card
Strips of Scraps Father's Day Card

Father's Day is just a few days away!

Here's a quick and easy card, perfect for Father's Day or any other occasion.

And what's best about it is it  is a way to use up some of those paper scraps that are probably laying around your crafting table.

Here's how:

If you are like me, you have all different colors and sizes of  paper scraps next to your paper trimmer.

I sorted through them and picked out pieces of Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay that were about 4" long and were wide enough that I could cut them down to 1/2" strips. 

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step 1

Then, I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 5" x 3 3/4" to use as my base.

I drew a diagonal line across the piece using a ruler and pencil.  This line would be by guide for setting the strips of paper.

I cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet the same size, peeled off the backing, laid it onto the base, then removed the sheet leaving a sticky layer which would be what adheres the strips to the base.  No need for any other adhesive.

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step 2

Then, it is just a matter of attaching the strips, alternating the colors.  The pieces will extend past the base, and they can easily be trimmed off from the back side when complete.

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step 3

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step  4

Once the ends have been trimmed, it is easy to complete the card using a greeting for any occasion.

For this card, I used the greeting stamps from Manly Moments, May's Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped them on a scrap piece of Smoky Slate card stock using Memento Black ink, then punched the piece using the Starburst punch.  The greeting was matted onto a piece of Basic Black cut out using the 2 1/4" circle punch and added to the front of the card using Mini Dimensinals to pop it up.

I attached the card front to a Basic Black mat, then attached it to a Bermuda Bay card base.

I added black faceted dots to complete.

Easy, easy, and the possibilities are endless. 

Just use what scraps you have on your crafting table!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Manly Moments

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Adhesive Sheet, Starburst and 2 1/4" circle punches, Mini Dimensionals, faceted dots

Happy Stampin'!

Last Chance Flower Shop Meets Work of Art-Quick and Easy Card

Highland Heather Work of Art
Flower Shop and Work of Art

Going, Going, Gone....

Only 2 more days to shop the Last Chance Stampin' Up! products.

Two of the stamp sets that are retiring are Flower Shop and Work of Art.

This is one of the cards we created during the May get together of the Wetmore Ladies.

I wanted to showcase the two retiring stamp sets in this quick and easy card.

But, this card also features something new: Highland Heather, one of the new colors found in the Subtles Collection in the upcoming 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog which goes live on June 1.

This is definitely a five-minute card creation.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp swoosh from Work of Art full strength onto Whisper White card front using Highland Heather ink.
  2. Stamp again without reinking the stamp.
  3. Reink the stamp and stamp again full strength.
  4. Stamp flower image from Flower Shop using Memento Black ink.
  5. Stamp greeting from Work of Art using Memento Black ink.
  6. Stamp sprinkles from Waterfront stamp set using Smoky Slate ink.
  7. Attach card front to Highland Heather mat.  Attach to Basic Black card base.

Done!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Work of Art, Waterfront

Ink: Highland Heather, Memento Black, Smoky Slate

Paper: Basic Black, Highland Heather, Whisper White

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Marbled Happy Birthday-Night of Navy and Highland Heather

Blue Marbled
Highland Heather Marbled Background Happy Birthday

Here's another quick and easy Happy Birthday card made using the Marbled Background and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

You can see the masculine-themed card I created using the same ingredients, but using Smoky Slate and Basic Black HERE.

For this card, I used Night of Navy paired with Highland Heather, one of the new colors found in the Subtles Collection which will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalog on June 1.

I'm a purple person through and through, so I had to purchase this new ink pad (new design, easier to open and close!) during the Demonstrator pre-order period.

This card is an easy to create in 5 minutes or less!

And the possibilities are endless.

Here's how:

1.  Stamp Marbled Background stamp on Whisper White card stock using Highland Heather ink.

2. Cut "Happy Birthday" out of Night of Navy card stock using the Big Shot and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

3. Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

4. Attach card front to Night of Navy card base.

5. Attach dots to complete.

 

Marbled Background Stamp

Marbled background stampHappy Birthday Thinlits Die

Happy birthday thinlits die

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Marbled Background

Ink: Highland Heather

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, Mini Dimensionals, dots

 

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Marbled Masculine Birthday Card

Marbled Background Happy Birthday
Marbled Happy Birthday

Here's a quick and easy masculine happy birthday card using the Marbled background stamp and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

So easy to create in 5 minutes!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp Marbled background stamp onto Whisper White card front using Smoky Slate ink.
  2. Cut "Happy Birthday" using the Big Shot and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die out of Basic Black card stock.
  3.  Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Attach card front to Basic Black mat.  Attach to Smoky Slate card base.
  5.  Color rhinestones using a black Sharpie pen.  Attach to card front to complete.

Marbled Background stamp

Marbled background stamp

Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

Happy birthday thinlits die

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Marbled Background

Ink: Smoky Slate

Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Thank You Thinlits Die, Mini Dimensionals, rhinestones, Sharpie pen

 

Happy Stampin'!

Clean and Simple Touches of Texture Card

Touches of Texture Blocks
Touches of Texture

Unfortunately, I recently needed a sympathy card. 

Sympathy cards are some of the hardest to make.

I created this clean and simple card using one of my favorite stamp sets, Touches of Texture.

The simple design works for any occasion, including sympathy or thinking of you.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from Touches of Texture onto 1 1/2" square blocks of Very Vanilla card stock using Memento Black ink.
  2.  Stamp the "fill in" images for the wings of the bee and dragonfly, the center of the large flower, and the flower buds using Crushed Curry ink.
  3. Attach to 1 5/8" square Basic Black matting.
  4. Attach to Very Vanilla card base using Mini Dimensionals to pop the blocks up.
  5. Stamp greeting of choice using Memento Black ink.  For this card, I used Teeny Tiny Wishes which is retiring on May 31.

 

Touches of Texture stamp set

Touches of Texture

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Touches of Texture, Teeny Tiny Wishes (retiring)

Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Accessories: Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Bold Butterfly Paper Towel Background Stencil

Paper Towel Bold Butterfly Stencil

I often incorporate the paper towel that I have used to clean stamps, ink pad covers or ink refill bottles into my crafting.

This was the case after I used this paper towel to wipe off the tops of ink refill bottles which I had used in my Ink Refills and Hand Sanitizer projects.

This is what the paper towel looked like:

Bold Butterfly Paper Towel

I used the paper towel to create the Bold Butterfly card found here.

After cutting the butterfly out using my Big Shot and retiring Bold Butterfly Framelits Die, I was left with a negative stencil. 

I then used the stencil, paired with the retiring Butterfly Thinlits Die to create another quick card.

Remember, recycle and reuse!

 

Here's how:

  1. Here are the instructions for starting with the paper towel for the original card: The paper towel is 2-ply, so I first separated the plys.  This will give me another piece of paper towel to craft with at a later time.  In order to make the paper towel easier to work with, I always attach it to a piece of card stock.  By doing this, it is easy to cut the paper towel down to size using a paper trimmer.  I applied glue from a glue stick onto a scrap piece of Blushing Bride card stock.  Self-adhesive sheets would work as well.  Then, I trimmed the paper towel down to the size of the Butterfly Framelit. Run the piece through the Big Shot using the Bold Butterfly Framelit Die.
  2. Cut a piece of background designer series paper a little larger than the stencil.  Attach to the back of the stencil using SNAIL Adhesive.  For this card, I used a piece of retired Tempting Turquoise Patterns Designer Series Paper.
  3. Cut a butterfly using the Big Shot and retiring Butterfly Thinlits die out of Powder Pink card stock.  Attach the butterfly to the cut-out using a Mini Dimensional on the body to pop it up.
  4. Attach to a piece of Melon Mambo matting.  Attach to Whisper White card base.
  5. Stamp greeting from Wish Big using Tempting Turquoise ink.

Easy and done!

So don't throw those paper towels away after cleanups.

Recycle and reuse!  Add them to your crafting arsenal for future projects!

Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Thinlits Dies are retiring:

Bold butterfly

Butterflies Thinlits Die

 

To view all retiring Stampin' Up! product, please visit HERE.

Items are available through May 31 or while supplies last.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big

Ink: Tempting Turquoise (retiring), various colors on the paper towel after cleaning up ink refills

Paper: Blushing Bride (retiring), Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise Patterns Designer Series Paper

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Butterfly Thinlits Die, Mini Dimensional, glue stick

 

Happy Stampin'!

Bold Butterfly Paper Towel Background

Bold Butterfly Paper Towel Background
Bold Butterfly Paper Towel Background

I often incorporate the paper towel that I have used to clean stamps, ink pad covers or ink refill bottles into my crafting.

This was the case after I used this paper towel to wipe off the tops of ink refill bottles which I had used in my Ink Refills and Hand Sanitizer projects.

This is what the paper towel looked like:

Bold Butterfly Paper Towel

Love the bright colors and patterns!

I decided to use it for a butterfly cut out using my Big Shot and retiring Bold Butterfly Framelits Die.

Here's how:

  1. The paper towel is 2-ply, so I first separated the plys.  This will give me another piece of paper towel to craft with at a later time.  In order to make the paper towel easier to work with, I always attach it to a piece of card stock.  By doing this, it is easy to cut the paper towel down to size using a paper trimmer.  I applied glue from a glue stick onto a scrap piece of Blushing Bride card stock.  Self-adhesive sheets would work as well.  Then, I trimmed the paper towel down to the size of the Butterfly Framelit.
  2. Run the piece through the Big Shot using the Bold Butterfly Framelit Die.
  3.  To create the background, I simply tapped Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist and Garden Green inks (all retiring) onto my "E" clear-mount block, spritzed it with water so the inks would pool and run, then stamped the block onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I let it sit for a few seconds, lifted it up, and set the paper aside to dry.
  4. Attach the paper towel butterfly to the watercolor background using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up.
  5. Stamp greeting from Wish Big using Tempting Turquoise ink.
  6. Attach to Melon Mambo card base.

Done and easy!

So don't throw those paper towels away after ink cleanups. 

Recycle and reuse! Add them to your crafting arsenal for future projects!

Bold Butterfly Framelits Die is retiring.

Bold butterfly

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Garden Green, various ink from refill bottles as I did cleanup

Paper: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, watercolor paper

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits Die, "E" clear-mount block, spritzer bottle with water, Mini Dimensional, glue stick

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Clear Block Pocketful of Sunshine Watercolor Background

Pocketful of Sunshine acrylic block background

I recently needed a quick birthday card.

  It was a bright and beautiful day here in the mountains of southern Colorado. 

This was the inspiration needed to create this quick and simple clear block watercolor background paired with the sun image found in the stamp set Pocketful of Sunshine!

Here's how:

  1. To create the watercolor background, tap ink onto a clear-mount block, spritz the ink with water, and stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Let it sit for a few seconds, then lift.  Set the paper aside to dry completely.  For this card, I tapped on Crushed Curry ink in the middle of the block, Calypso Coral on the bottom right of the block, and Dapper Denim on the bottom left and upper part of the block.
  2.  Once the paper is dry, swipe an Embossing Buddy over the card front.  Stamp the sun and ray images from Pocketful of Sunshine using Versamark ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and copper embossing powder.
  3. Stamp greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Versamark and heat emboss using a heat tool and copper embossing powder.
  4. Attach card front to a copper foil mat, then attach to a Crushed Curry card base.

Done!

I like how the mixing of the Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim inks created a slight lavender and green tint to the watercolor paper.

Pocketful of Sunshine

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Pocketful of Sunshine, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Versamark

Paper: Crushed Curry, copper foil, watercolor paper

Accessories:  Clear Block "E", spritzer bottle with water, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, copper embossing powder

 

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