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January 2016

DIY Quick & Easy Card #2

 Hope you enjoyed Tuesday's Quick and Easy card. Today we're going to create another DIY card using some of the same supplies as Tuesday so you can maximize your supplies on hand. We're using the Stampin'Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer series paper.

Here's the #2 card:

1-26-16 Birthday blooms - blog

Here are the directions:

  1. Cut a piece of thick white cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 and score the long side at 4 1/4 (this is the card base).
  2. Cut a piece of white dotted mint (Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper) 4 1/4 X 5 1/2; adhere this to the card front using multipurpose liquid glue
  3. Stamp the big flower image (Birthday Blooms stamp set) in Archival Black ink  near the center of the designer paper.
  4. Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper 4 X 3/4, cut V's in both ends and adhere this approximately 1"from the bottom of the card base using glue dots.  Tie a piece of white baker's twine around the card front in a bow (approximately 16"piece of baker's twine). 
  5. Using Watermelon Wonder Stampin Write marker, color "happiest", using Mint Macaron marker color 'of', and using Blushng Bride marker color 'Birthdays to you.' Stamp this on a  piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock.  Using the Tags & Labels frameit (the one that fits around the verse), cut out the verse and adhere to the card front using dimensionals.
  6. Punch a Petite Petal from scrap Blushing Bride cardstock and adhere to the lower left of the verse using a glue dot; adhere a large rhinestone to the center of the flower. Add another large and a medium rhinestone to the card front--see picture for placement

You are done! Another easy card that is really pretty and easily adaptable to use with other designer series papers and stamp sets!

Here's the Supply List--use the Shop Now button to purchase the supplies you need to create this card

DIY Easy & Pretty Cards

One of the most popular requests is for cards that are easy but pretty. This weeks I'm going to show you 2 DIY cards (one today and one on Friday) that are very pretty and quite easy to make. You can also take these designs and use other designer series papers and other stamp sets....I'll give you the directions and the supply these for creating a quick and pretty card when you need one!

Here's the first one:

1-29-16 Birthday Bouquet card - blog

Here are the directions:

  1. Cut the card base 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 thick Whisper White cardstock and score the long side at 4 1/4; using the large splatter stamp (Gorgeous Grunge) stamp randomly over card front with Pool Party Classic Ink.
  2. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 1 3/4 X 5 1/2 and adhere to left side of cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue (leave about 1/2"of the white cardstock showing on the left side)
  3. Cut a piece of flowered designer paper (Birthday bouquet designer series paper) 1 1/2 X 5 1/2. Cut a piece of gold foil paper 3/8 X 5 1/2; adhere to underside of the designer paper using Teare and Tape. Adhere this unit to the Mossy Meadow using liquid glue.
  4. Cut a piece of white vellum 1 1/2 X 4 1/4 and adhere to lower card front using glue dots (see picture)
  5. Using a piece of scrap Watermelon Wonder cardstock and the Hello (Hello You thinlets), cut out Hello with the Big Shot and adhere this to the Vellum using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  6. Adhere a large, medium, and small rhinestone randomly to the right of the designer strip---see picture for placement

You are done! Wasn't that easy? And it is easily adaptable to other designer papers and thinlets.

Here's the supply list--use the Shop Now button to order what you need to create these cards:

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DIY - Quick and Cool!

 DIY - Quick and Cool...that's this card!

1-19-16 Beautiful Ride

It's a great card for guys, teens and office mates! You can make it birthday, celebrating a trip or vacation!

Want to learn to make it? I'm going to give you the directions and following the directions is the supply list to purchase what you need to create this card!

This is a fairly easy card and you can also use the design with other designer series papers and substitute other stamp sets!

Here are the directions:

  1. Cut your card base from Very Vanilla cardstock (8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score ate 4 1/4 on the long side)
  2. Cut 4 X 5 1/4 from black cardstock and adhere to card front with multipurpose liquid adhesive (#110755).
  3. Cut 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 from a street map designer series paper (Going Global) and adhere to the black cardstock with liquid glue.
  4. Stamp the car image (Beautiful Ride) in Archival black ink (#140931), using the Basic black marker color the tires. Punch a hole with the piercing tool in the middle of each tire and add a silver brad, Using your paper snips (#103579) cut out the card image and adhere to the card front with dimensionals
  5. On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, stamp Celebrate (Beautiful Ride) in Archival Black. Adhere a piece of red glimmer paper 3/4 X 1 3/4 to the back of the vanille using glue dots. Adhere this piece under the card with dimensionals
  6. Using the mini star punch (Itty Bitty Accents punch pack), punch a star from red foil paper and adhere to the upper left corner with a glue dot!

Ýou are done! Now mail this cutie to someone you know!

 Here's the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the top to purchase your supplies:

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DIY Desktop Easel Mini Calendar

What a super idea for your own desk or as a gift-able for a birthday, you're just a great friend, or as a hostess gift when visiting someone...This DIY Desktop Easel Mini Calendar is always a popular item.

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We created these over the weekend at the two Occasions Mini catalog debuts...these were the Make & Takes. There were so many requests for the directions and measurements, I promised to post them here are the instructions and following the "how to" is a supply list for you to   purchase what you need to re-create these.






How to:

  1. Cut Old Olive cardstock 8 1/2 X 4 1/4, score on the long side at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8; fold on the score lines to resemble a Z
  2. Cut Old Olive cardstock 4 1/4 X 4 1/4, add liquid multipurpose glue to the top of the Z and position the 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 so that if the Z is folded flat, the 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 fits directly over the bottom part of the Z...see the pic1-5-16 side 1




 <-----this is the 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 piece of cardstock; under the flower stamped portion you can see the top part of the Z---this is where the glue should be added and glue on the 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 piece.




3.Cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock measuring 1 1/4 X 4 1/2, wrap a piece of Watermelon Wonder Lace (5 1/2" long) around this and secure the ends on the back with Tear & Tape.  Using liquid glue, secure this to the bottom of the Z about 1/8" from the edge...see the above picture.  This forms a "ledge" for the top layer to hold in the easel position.

1-5-16 side 2

4. Cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock 4 X 4 and adhere this to the center of hte 4 1/4 X 4 1/4  Olive cardstock using liquid glue.

5. Cut a piece of Botanical Garden Designer Vellum Stack (#141019 in the Sale-a-bration mini--FREE with $50 purchase); using the embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface.

    a. Across the top stamp the leaves from the Grateful Bunch stamp set in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.

    b. On the left side near the bottom, stamp "The Adventure Begins" (You're So Lovely stamp set) in Versamark; sprinkle with gold embossing powder, and heat with heat tool until shiny gold. 

    c. Cut a piece of gold glimmer paper 1 7/8 X 2 1/2--attach to the right side of the stamped verse using glue dots.

    d. Adhere the mini calendar (you can purchase these through with Tear and Tape to the center of the gold glimmer paper

6.  Stamp the trio of flowers from Grateful Bunch in Archival Black ink, immediately sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and punch out with the Grateful Bunch punch. Using dimensionals adhere these over the leaves at the top of the vellum. Add rhinestones to the centers for some sparkle--how can you have a New Year without sparkle?

7. Adhere the vellum over the Mossy Meadow cardstock using glud dots in the corners.

You are done! Enjoy! Now here's the supply list--use the Shop Now button through my store and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items (for each $50 in product, you can select a free items from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog)

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Here's the supply list