Toile Bird

Hello! It’s been a while since I last posted. Two weeks ago my laptop had an unfortunate, unplanned meet up with a cup of tea that spilled on my desk, and unfortunately also got into the laptop. After having to wait a few days for my tech person to work on it due to scheduling conflicts, I received the bad news that while the hard drive was okay, that for technical reasons he would have to start from scratch reloading all of my software, etc. I’m still in the recovery process to restore documents, contacts, etc – what a mess!! I’m having some issues accessing WordPress on my laptop and have been avoiding using it on my iPad because it is more cumbersome but couldn’t wait any longer to post, so for better or worse, I’m back 🙂

Today’s card features the beautiful bird from the Toile Tidings suite. I had been planning to submit it today to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training blog hop but wasn’t able to pull it off. Here is how I made the card.

I started with a Real Red card base cut at 5 1/2″ x 11″ and folded it in half. Next I cut a piece of Toile Tidings DSP at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and adhered it to the card. I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. I stamped the bird image with Versamark ink and then embossed it with the fun, new Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then stamped and embossed the greeting. I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The photos don’t do justice to how sparkly the embossing looks in person! Next I die cut four Real Red filigree corners from the Detailed Deer dies and adhered them with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to each of the corners on the DSP. For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamped the “tidings of comfort and joy” greeting and the large scroll image from the stamp set with Real Red ink.

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Happy Halloween!

Hello! Today I’m sharing my last Halloween project with you, featuring the adorable Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. I attended an American Business Women’s Association local chapter mixer last evening and rather than bring a bottle of wine, I thought it would be a nice touch to bring treat boxes filled with candies for all of the attendees. They looked very nice placed on either side of the table centerpiece. Everyone oohed and aahed and were delighted when I told them they each got to take one home!

I ended up using mostly retired products because they worked really well and it was an opportunity for me to continue to use them up. I used some of the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers in the current Holiday catalog a as well as papers from Halloween DSP from previous years that had more small-scale prints. I also used Basic Black Bakers Twine and the pumpkin on the tag came from a very old set, Halloween Frights. I tend to keep many holiday sets after they retire.

Here is how I made the boxes.

  • Cut your selected Designer Series Papers into 6″ squares. Cut box shape with die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by running through your die cutting machine. Fold box on all of the score lines.
  • Place candies in open box before closing it up. The box holds 4-5 Hershey Kisses or 2-3 Miniatures or other similar-sized candies.
  • Die cut tags using the oval-shaped die in the set. Stamp a greeting or image on scraps of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the pumpkin image with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • Thread bakers twine or other ribbon through the tag and then thread it through the box handles and tie in a bow.

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Monster Bash Triangle Cards

Today I have two fun triangle fold cards using the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers. I was going through some back issues of stamping magazines and came across this idea for Halloween cards in the Autumn 2017 issue of CardMaker magazine. The samples were really cute so I thought I’d give it a try.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Cut two pieces of cardstock into 5″ squares and score each of them on the diagonal. I used Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for both cards. Place one square with the score line going vertically. Align one side of the other square along the score line on the first square and align the points at the top.
  • Fold along the score lines on both pieces, make sharp crease with bone folder and turn card over.
  • Cut a 4 3/4″square from a piece of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and cut in half diagonally. Adhere to card front. Note: if you are using a paper with a directional pattern make sure it will be positioned properly.
  • For this card punch the cat from a piece of black foil paper with the cat punch and adhere it to the bottom of the front triangle. Stamp “Beware” from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black ink on scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. Adhere to card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. On Pumpkin Pie bottom point stamp part of the tree branch from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black Ink. Adhere the left front flap to the right flap using a thin line of liquid glue.
  • For this card fussy cut a few of the framed characters from the sheet of Designer Series Papers. Stamp greeting, “It’s Halloween” with Pumpkin Pie ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and trim down. Adhere bottom of the skeleton & pumpkin characters to the greeting and adhere to card. Adhere vampire character to card. Adhere small character to right bottom point. Adhere left front flap to right flap with thin line of liquid glue.

There is enough space for you to write a greeting and sign the card on the flip side. The card stands like an easel.

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The Raven – Another Idea

Hello! Today I’m sharing another card using the awesome The Raven stamp set. This was another one of the cards that we made recently in my Halloween card class. It is a gatefold and features the Monster Bash Designer Series papers and the new Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″ on the long edge. Fold on both score lines and run bone folder along both edges.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 3″ x 4″ and two pieces at 2″ x 4″. Adhere to front and inner flaps of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice from the stamp set With Memento black ink. Stamp tree branch with black ink in corner. Adhere to center of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. When I looked at the raven and branch stamps I thought that the shimmer embossing powder would work great on these images and I love how it it looks! Run the Embossing Buddy over the cardstock and then stamp the raven and branch with Versamark. Pour the embossing powder over the stamped images, shake off excess powder and use a heat tool to emboss. Use the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Use the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to embossed piece. Apply glue to the left side only on this piece and adhere to left front card flap.
  • Stamp “Beware” greeting with Memento black ink on scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Select one of the dies from the Ornate Frame Dies set and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the embossed piece.

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Toile Christmas -Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for October! I’m part of a group of talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie Bertucci’s program for building our businesses.

Today’s card features the Toile Christmas stamp set. The Toile Tidings Suite was my top pick when I placed my holiday catalog pre-order. I thought the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card would make a beautiful background and it didn’t dissapoint! I originally planned on using one of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Papers to place under the lace cut-out, however after auditioning all of them I decided to go with a plain piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, which makes the bird stand out more.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to fit under the front of a Bird Ballad Laser-Cut card, apply liquid glue lightly around the edge and adhere.
  • Stamp image of cardinal and tree branch with Memento Black Ink on piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Color the cardinal with the light and dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends markers. Color the beak with the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends marker. Color the tree branch with the dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends marker. Color leaves with the dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends marker and the berries with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker.
  • Die cut images with the coordinating Christmas Cardinal dies. Adhere to front of card with liquid glue.

Stamp the Christmas Wishes greeting with Real Red ink on piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with coordinating die. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a Red Rhinestone jewel to the banner.

For the inside of the card stamp the greeting with Real Red ink and a flourish in Shaded Spruce ink.

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Gather Together Double Z-Fold Card

Today I’m sharing a double Z-fold card featuring the Gather Together bundle in the Holiday Catalog. This was another one of the cards we made at my stamping club earlier this month. I CASEd this idea from Susan LeVasseur, WOW NOLA Creations and also changed up some of the card dimensions.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ and fold. For the smaller Z-fold base cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock at 3″ x 9.”  Score at 3″ and 6″ and fold.
  • Select one of the papers from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper. Cut one piece at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and two pieces at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere them to the card base.
  • Cut three pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 3/4″. On the first piece stamp the speckles with Pretty Peacock ink around all four sides. Stamp the wheat sheaf with Crushed Curry Ink on the second piece. Stamp the greeting of your choice with Pretty Peacock ink. Adhere pieces to Mango Melody base. Adhere this base to the larger card base. For the front flap only apply glue on one half of the Mango Melody base in order for the card to open and close properly.
  • Stamp one leaf with Early Espresso ink on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Stamp another leaf with Crushed Curry ink on piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Cut with coordinating die from the Gathered Leaves die set. Cut two Gold Foil leaves using the medium and large leaf embossing dies. Spray Early Espresso leaf with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. To use this paint add 70% rubbing alcohol to a Stampin’ Spritzer, filling halfway. Add 3-5 drops of the Shimmer Paint and shake it up so that the paint mixes thoroughly with the alcohol. Sponge Celestial Copper Metallic Ink on tips of the Crushed Curry leaf, Arrange leaves and adhere to front of card.
  • Tie a bow with a thread of your choice. I used a gold thread that has been retired. Attach with a Mini Glue Dot to the base of the Early Espresso leaf.

I really enjoyed creating this card and hope you like it! Please feel free to leave me a comment.

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The Raven

Today I’m sharing a card with you that I created with The Raven, my favorite Halloween stamp set in this year’s Holiday Catalog. This is a DistINKtive photo-realistic set so when stamped, the raven image is amazing! This is one of the cards we will be making in my upcoming Halloween classes.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Emboss piece with the Woodland Embossing Folder. Highlight the tree branches by sponging Delicata Celestsial Copper Ink on with a Stamping Sponge or Sponge Dauber. You can also apply the ink by brayering the inside of the embossing folder and then running your cardstock through your embossing machine.
  • Tie piece of Copper Trim around embossed piece and attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4″. Stamp branch with the Delicata Celestial Copper ink. Stamp raven on branch with Memento Black Ink. Stamp “It’s Halloween” underneath the branch. Cut out with the largest oval in the Stitched Shapes die set. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For added bling I colored three rhinestones with a Sharpie Bronze Metallic marker and adhered them to the image.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp feather image with Memento Black Ink in bottom corner of card. Stamp “Haunted Night” greeting with the Delicata ink.

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