Easy DIY Masks (Background designs)

Do you know how to create Easy Do It Yourself Masks (Background Designs)?

 Stampin'Up! offers one set of Masks (Pattern Party Decorative Masks), but those didn't quite fit my design for a Christmas card I had in mind. So I began thinking what I could use and Eclectic Layers thinlets came to mind....I didn't want to cut out the layer...just color it...sooooo, I used the framelit to cut out the design on a window sheet and then brayered the color on for a beautiful background with very little trouble! What do you think? Card

But don't just stop with this design...check out your other framelits and thinlets --see what wonderful background designs you can create with what you have in  your stash!

I'm going to explain each step and give you the supply list (below). Use the Shop Now button at the right side to enter my store. Remember to use this month's Hostess code (CRD7YQPG) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in product.

Remember too that the Designer Series Paper sale is going on until 10/31/17...get all the details here  Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_US.

 Here are the steps:

1. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Garden Green cardstock 4 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere to cardbase front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Window Sheet 2 1/2 X 4 1/2; lay the Electic thinlet over the window sheet and run through Big Shot (sandwich: magnetic platform, Precision Base plate, cardstock, thinlet, cutting pad). Window sheet

4. Cut Shimmery white cardstock 4 1/2 X 3 1/4; lay the cut window sheet over the cardstock and brayer with Real Red ink. Adhere this layer to the Garden Green layer with liquid glue. Brayering

5. Using the same Big Shot sandwich as above, cut the double tree image (Cardfront builders thinlets) from Gold Glimmer paper; adhere the trees to the card front with dimensionals.

How simple was that and isn't it gorgeous? That background really adds that elegant touch.

Stamp "Merry & Bright" (Season to Sparkle stamp set) in Garden Green ink (Item #126973).

Here's the supply list--click on one of the images to enter my store:

Faux Stained Glass Look

Today we're going to do a Faux Stained Glass Look in our card. We're actually building off Tuesday's project and if you missed that post you can  click here and check it out http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/10/how-to-add-light-to-your-card.html.

Today's card has that fun stained glass look... 10-13-17 stained glass

And here's the light behind the "glass." 10-13-17 side

 We'll be using the Quilt Builder dies and vellum to create this fabulous look! This die set coordinates with the other Christmas Quilt suite product in the Holiday mini.

After I give you the directions I'll provide the supply list. You can either click the Shop Now button (right side) or click on one of the item images in the supply list and it will zoom you into my store. Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YPG) when you check out to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.


1. Cut 4 1/2 X 12 Whisper White cardstock, score on the long side at 4 and 8". Fold into a triangle..the side piece will be the card front, the bottom piece will be the floor of the card.

2. Cut Red Glimmer 4 X 3 3/4. Now using Paper Snips (item #103579) cut out an inner square leaving about a 1/2" border of glimmer paper (you can use this for another project).

Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere this over the top of the Red glimmer with glue dots. 

10-13-17 cutting out

3.Using the quilt piece die, lay over the white cardstod/red glimmer paper (white cardstock face up) and cut out quilt pattern.

10-13-17 die cutting

4. Cut Vellum cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 3/4, lay under the quilt window. Using a pencil trace the quilt pieces on the vellum. Using Real Red, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist markers, color the quilt pieces on the vellum. When dry, go over the colored pieces with Wink of Stella. Adhere the vellum under the red glimmer/white cardstock piece with glue dots. 10-13-17 drawing

5. Using the square outline die cut a square in the center of the card front. Adhere the above layered pieces over this cut out with glue dots. Adhere a large clear faceted gem to the center of the quilt piece.

10-13-17 cut window in base

6. Cut 4 x 1 1/4" red glimmer paper; cut 1 x 3 3/4 whisper white cardstock. Stamp "Peace, Love, Joy" (Musical Season stamp set) in Garden Green Classic Ink on the white cardstock. Adhere this to the red glimmer with glue dots. Adhere this appproximately 1/4" from the front edge of the card bottom with dimensionals.  The card front will rest behind this piece on the card bottom. Add 2 silver metallic enamel dots over the swirls on each side of the verse.

10-13-17 side

Here's the supply list:

How to Add Light to Your Card

Today I'm going to show you How to Add Light to your Card10-10-17 Maple Leaf Lighted

Carol Streets (one of Standi's Stampers) shared a card she created using a template from YouTube. I was so fascinated with the card I wanted to share it with you! So a Big Thanks to Carol for being willing to let me CASE it!

Here's the secret behind the scene for adding the "light"--yes, it truly is a light back there! 10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

I'll give you directions & the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the right or simply click on one of the items in the supply list & you'll land in my store (thank you for ordering through my store). Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YQPG) & you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in products.


Cut 4 1/2 X 12  Very Vanilla cardstock (you'll need 12 X 12 for this--Stampin'Up! now offers Very Vanilla 12 X 12); score on the long side at 4 and 8." (card base) Fold into a triangle. Front side is the card front. Inside bottom of the triangle is where we place the birthday greeting piece later.

Cut 4 X 3 3/4 Gold Foil and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock.  Center & adhere together with glue dots.

Using the big maple leaf (Leaflets framelits) center & cut out the maple leaf (keep for another card) (Big Shot sandwich: magnetic base, clear cutting pad, cardstock, die, clear cutting pad). Center unit over the card base front - pencil lightly the leaf. Place the leaf framelet over the penciled image & cut out leaf from card front.  DO NOT ADHERE THE Vanilla/Gold Foil unit yet!

Cut Vellum cardstock 3 3/5 X 3 1/2 & place under the Vanilla/gold unit--trace the cut out leaf onto the Vellum; stamp maple leaf (Vintage Leaves stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink in the penciled image. (If you want to erase the pencil marks use high quality eraser to avoid black smears)

Color the image with Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write markers. Overlap the colors so they begin to blend. Use Wink of Stella to blend the colors.  Adhere the stamped/colored Vellum to the back side of the Vanilla/gold foil unit with glue dots.

NOW adhere this unit to the front of the card base with glue dots--centering the leaf over the leaf cutout on the card base. Tie ribbon in bow, cut 2" sequin trim, fold in half adhere to leaf stem with glue dot and add bow with glue dot.

Cut 4 x 1 1/4 gold foil; cut 1 X 3 3/4 Very Vanilla cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Feather Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink. Adhere the stamped piece to the Gold Foil with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the inside bottom of the card base with dimensionals--this forms the 'stop' against which the front will rest forming the triangle -see in the picture I've  pulled back the front edge a bit so you can see how the front will butt up against the happy birthday unit.  10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

Your card is complete! Enjoy.

Here's your supply list:

Last Chance for 15% off Select Stampin'Up! Products!

10-9-17 WCMD

Just a reminder that today/tomorrow is your Last Chance for 15% Off Select Stampin'Up! Products! In celebration of World Card-Making Day, Stampin'Up! is offering tons of terrific stamp sets for 15% off...here's the complete brochure  Download Wcmd brochure . The sale ends at midnight tomorrow 10/10/17.

The Fast Fuse, however, is sold out for the moment...as soon as a replenished supply can be obtained, Stampin'Up! will put it back on sale for a few days. I'll keep you posted on that!

You can also earn free product from me while you are saving from the WCMD Sale--shop in my store (hit the Shop Now button at the right side of the page--and you are in my store. When you check out--use this month's Host code (CRD7YQPG) and for each $50 in product that you order (includes sale items) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me from the Holiday mini catalog!

Below are the items that are on sale....you can just click on the item and you will go directly into my store! Happy Shopping!


Desiger Series Paper - Get One FREE

We are still celebrating October's Stampin'Up! special deal - Designer Series Paper - Get One FREE!

Select 4 Designer Series Papers (click here for the list  Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_US ---you purchase 3 and get the 4th one FREE---YOU select the one to get free and it can be the most expensive one!

Use the Shop Now button at the right--it lands you directly in my store and use the current Host Code (CRD7QPG) when you check out! You'll receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday Mini!

I'm in love with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP)--and one of the papers features beautiful sunflowers--so I decided since this paper is on sale and I love sunflowers, I'd create a lovely simple card. 10-5-17 sunflower

Do you love it? This design is so simple that you can use your favorite DSP to create your own card. I'm going to give you the directions and you can create yours!

Remember that we are still celebrating World Card-Making Day (it ends October 10th)--the Fast Fuse is no longer on the list (supplies ran out--bu later SU will bring back that offer for a few days). Here's the brochure for 15% off items Download Wcmd brochure---click on any of the supply items below or hit the Shop Now button and go shopping!

Here's how to create this lovely card:

1. Cut Soft Sky cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score on the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Designer Series Paper (Painted Autumn - sunflower) 2 1/4 X 5 1/2; adhere to bottom of card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut 14" Soft Sky Classic Weave ribbon, wrap around card front at the top of the DSP, tie in a knot--use a glue dot to secure the knot to the card front.

4. Stamp 'thinking of you' (Feather Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink above the DSP on the right side.

5. Cut a sunflower from the same DSP using your paper snips and adhere to the left top of the card front with dimensionals (item#104430),

Your card is complete--now think of someone who needs a sunflower in their day and mail it out to them!

Here are the supplies--go shopping in my store to get what you need: