Big Shot Projects

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'!

"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'!

Bokeh Falling for Leaves

Falling for Leaves Bokeh
Bokeh Falling for Leaves

The changing leaves have been so pretty this year here in the mountains of southern Colorado!

This card was inspired by this photo of  one of the wild Choke Cherries growing on our property.

It always is a show-stopper!


Chockcherry leaves color
Choke Cherry fall color, Wetmore, CO

 

To create the bold colors of my card, I did the Bokeh Technique.

According to Wikipedia," the bokeh is the blur or aesthetic quality of the blur in out of focus areas of an image."

It is one of my favorite stamping techniques.

I first created a card stock  template of circles using my 1" and 3/4" circle punches.

Bokeh

Then, with sponge daubers, I added Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, and Old Olive inks, overlapping the colors to create the Bokeh effect.  Once the ink was dry, I added circles of Whisper White craft ink.

The leaves were cut out of Old Olive and Gold Foil paper using the Big Shot and Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies.

The greeting is from Falling for Leaves and was stamped using Poppy Parade.

Happy Fall!

Falling for Leaves Bundle

Falling for Leaves Bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Falling for Leaves

Ink: Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Whisper White craft ink

Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Goil Foil

Accessories: 1" and 3/4" circle punches, sponge daubers, Big Shot, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, Tombow Multi-purpose glue, Mini Dimensionals, enamel shape

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Daisy Delight Jar of Love

Jar of daisies
Daisy Delight Jar of Love

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

Here's how:

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

Happy Fall!

 

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

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Call me Clover

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

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

 

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'!

A Little Wild Diorama Card

Diorma Card
A Little Wild Diorama Card

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

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

These cute critters just bring a smile.

Diorama cards are easy to create.

For instructions, please check my Diorama Cards Page HERE

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

The background paper is Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves Framelits Dies

A Little Wild Bundle

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

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

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

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

 

Happy Stampin'!

Country Road Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
Country Road Happy Birthday

Country Road, one of the new stamp sets in the 2018-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog really spoke to me. 

The old wagon wheel, metal star, and weedy foliage images in the set look like they came right out of the landscape here in the mountain and ranching community I live in.  When paired up with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, the look of an old ranch house or barn is complete.

Here's how:

  1. Swipe the inside (the side with Sizzix printed on the front of the folder) of the Pinewood Planks embossing folder with Soft Sea Foam ink.  Insert Soft Sea Foam card front into the folder and emboss using the Big Shot.
  2. Stamp foliage image onto card front using Mossy Meadow ink full strength, then again without reininking.
  3. Stamp wagon wheel onto scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out using 1 3/4" circle punch. Cut out around each spoke using a pair of scissors.  This is a little tedious but goes fairly quickly.  I will say I would not do this if I were making a lot of these cards as my patience for fussy cutting is limited!
  4.  Stamp stars onto scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Cut out using a pair of scissors.  Create crease lines by scoring the stars on the back side.  Fold along the crease lines, so the stars pop up in the middle.
  5. Attach card front to Cherry Cobber mat. Attach to Mossy Meadow card base.
  6. Attach wagon wheel to card front using a Mini Dimensional in the middle to pop it up.  Attach stars using Mini Dimensionals cut in half on each point.
  7.  Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  For this card, I used a portion of a piece of Crumb Cake that had been embossed using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for another project.  Curl the edges and attach to the wagon wheel using a Dimensional to pop it up.

Country Road

Country road

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Meadow Moss, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, Mini Dimensionals, scissors, scoring tool

Shop here for my retired stamp sets and accessories

Retired stamp sets for sale for blog

 

 

 

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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)

 

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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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!

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

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

 

Happy Stampin'!

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'!

A Little Wild Paper Clips-A Quick Gift Idea

A Little Wild Paper Clips
A Little Wild Paper Clips

Are you ever in need of a quick gift idea?

How about making a set of  these adorable paper clips using the A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies?

They are sure to bring a smile!

And, they are so easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from A Little Wild onto Whisper White card stock using Archival Black ink.
  2.  Color in the front and back sides of the images using Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, or Stampin' Write Markers.
  3. Cut the images out using the Big Shot and Little Loves Framelits Dies.
  4. Fold the images in half.  Apply a strip of Tear and Tape Adhesive down the middle of the inside.  Peel off the backing and attach the images to the tops of paper clips.
  5. Add bows using baker's twine and a glue dot.

Done!

A Little Wild paper clip and catalog

Get the A Little Wild Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits dies) at a 10% discount before May 31.

The stamp set and framelits die are carrying over to the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but will be offered separately and at full price.

A Little Wild Bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Archival Black (retiring), Stampin' Blends

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive, baker's twine from my stash, glue dots, paper clip

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Definitely Dahlia Eclipse Card

Definitely Dahlia Eclipse Card
Definitely Dahlia Eclipse Card

Eclipse Cards are all the rage! 

Cut out a shape using punches or dies, then layer the pieces back into the negative space creating dimension. 

It's like working a puzzle!

I decided to create this card using the Eclipse Technique paired with the retiring stamp set Definitely Dahlia.

Here's How:

  1. Ink up the Definitely Dahlia stamp first using Peekaboo Peach ink.  Tap the edges of the stamp using Flirty Flamingo ink.  Stamp on Whisper White card front.  Repeat to fill in the spaces.
  2. Place card front onto the Big Shot using the Magnetic Platform as part of your cutting sandwich.  Place the letters from Large Letters Framelits Die onto the card front.  Run through the Big Shot to cut out the letters.  Remove card stock from the dies, making sure to save all the pieces.
  3. Attach the stamped card front to Soft Suede card base using SNAIL Adhesive. 

Definitely Dahlia Eclipse Card cut out

4. Replace the letters into the negative space using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up. 

5. Use Tombow Multi-purpose glue to add the inserts in the “B”, D”, and A”.  They lay flat while the rest of the letters pop up.  Use a paper piercing tool to move the inserts into place as needed.

6. Stamp greeting from Floral &Fauna onto a scrap piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock using Soft Suede ink.  Banner cut one edge.  Attach to Soft Suede mat, banner cutting one edge to match.  Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

7. Attach enamel dots to card front to complete.

Definitely Dahlia Eclipse Card close up

Definitely Dahlia stamp set is retiring!

Definitely Dahlia

Click here to view the retiring Stampin' Up! product

Product is available through May 31 or while supplies last.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Floral & Fauna (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo (both retiring), Soft Suede

Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, paper-piercing tool, enamel dots

 

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

Don't miss out on your favorite retiring Stampin' Up! products.

Items are available through May 31 or while supplies last.

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

Happy Stampin'!

Grid Sheet Happy Celebrations-Sending Wishes Your Way

Happy Celebrations grid paper

Recyle and reuse!

Stampin' Up! Grid Paper

It's a great way to cover your work surface.

  But what can you do with it once it has been used and is covered with ink?

Don't throw it away!

Instead, cut it up and use it to make new creations!

For the card above, I was testing using different colors on the ink splotch image found in the stamp set Happy Celebrations.

I tapped on Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, and Marina Mist inks onto the stamp, then spritzed it with water and stamped onto the grid sheet paper.

Oh, I really liked that, so I alternated the colors and stamped again.

I liked the way the colors popped with the black grid marks found on the paper.

I trimmed the paper down, then added a butterfly I cut out using my Big Shot and Butterfly and Bold Butterfly Framelits dies using a Dimensional to pop it up.

The solid butterfly was cut out of Berry Burst card stock with the detailed overlay cut out of Basic Black card stock.

I stamped the greeting from Butterfly Basics using Archival Black ink.  This is one of my favorite sentiments, and I use it often.

The grid paper was layered to a Basic Black mat, then added to a Berry Burst card front.

Easy!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Celebrations, Butterfly Basics

Ink: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Archival Black

Paper: Berry Burst, Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Grid Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly, and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Dimensional, Stampin' Spritzer filled with water

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Easter Bunny York Peppermint Candy Holders

Happy Easter!

Here's a quick and easy Easter gift idea using the Big Shot and framelits dies or punches.

They hold a York Peppermint Patty.

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies

I created these cuties as thank you gifts for attendees at a recent class.

Here's how:

  1. Punch the front and back of the bunnies out of a piece of Shimmery White card stock using a 2 1/2" circle punch or the Big Shot and a framelits die. Sponge ink around the edges.  I used Berry Burst ink.
  2.  For the faces, I used the retired stamp set Playful Pals stamped in Basic Gray ink on the punched circle.  If you don't have that set or one like it, it would be easy to draw on the nose and whiskers with markers.  Use smaller circle punches to create the eyes and attach using Dimensionals.  Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Basic Gray ink.
  3. The packets of York Peppermint Patties are a rectangle shape, so I applied a little SNAIL Adhesive to the backs, and folded up the edges, securing them to the SNAIL.  This way, they are more round shape and the edges will not show beyond the Shimmery White circles.
  4. Apply SNAIL Adhesive on the back side of a stamped circle which will be your front and a plain circle which will be your back. Sandwich the York Peppermint Patty in between.

Pyramid Pals Easter Bunnies inside

5.  For the ears, again I used Playful Pals with the retiring Pyramid Pals Framelits dies.  I stamped the ear images on a piece of Shimmery White card stock using Berry Burst or Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I cut them out using the Big Shot and framelits dies.  If you don't have this set of framelits, you can always use oval punches to create the ears out of card stock. Apply a small amount of SNAIL to the bottom of each ear and attach to the inside of the front circle.

6. Stamp the bow from Playful Pals onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock using Berry Burst ink.  Cut out using the matching framelit die.  Use a piece of ribbon tied in a bow if you don't have the framelits die.  Attach to the front of the circle using a Mini Dimensional.

7. Punch a tail out of Berry Burst or Sweet Sugarplum card stock using a 1 1/4" scallop punch.  Or, use a small circle punch.  Attach to the back circle using a Mini Dimensional. Easter Bunnies Back

 

Happy Easter from me to you!

Be sure to check out more of my Easter gift ideas on my Easter Page HERE.

Easter Bunny close up

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Playful Pals, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum

Paper: Shimmery White, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum

Accessories: Big Shot, Pyramid Pals Framelits Dies, 2 1/2" circle and 1 1 /4" scallop punches, sponge, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!