Monday, January 20, 2020

Valentine's Day Hearts Card

Do you like getting together with your friends to play games? If you live locally in the San Antonio area, come join us for Stampin' Bunco! We enjoy crafting and playing Bunco for Stampin' Up! product prizes. Our next event is coming up on Tuesday, January 28th. Click here to learn more and register.

One of this month's Stampin' Bunco projects is a Valentine's card, featuring the Meant to Be stamp set and From the Heart Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

By combining the Meant to Be stamp set and coordinating Stitched Be Mine (heart) dies with the new From My Heart DSP and Stitched So Sweetly dies, I was able to create this sweet and simple card.


I love the simplicity of colors in the DSP, making coordination easy.

Just a few simple hearts stamped with coordinating colors adds some fun to the inside of the card.

The "From My Heart" DSP has so many great Valentine's patterns with several sheets having fun foil accents.

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Score and fold a 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock for card base.
  2. Emboss a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock with Subtle Embossing Folder. Adhere layer to card front.
  3. Cut a 2” x 5” strip of striped paper of From the Heart DSP. Notch one end with Triple Banner Punch. Adhere toward left of card.
  4. Die cut a medium scalloped rectangle with Stitched So Sweetly dies (3rd largest) in Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp (Black Memento ink) “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from Meant to Be stamp set on right side of rectangle.
  6. Adhere rectangle on card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping DSP banner.
  7. Die cut a medium stitched heart from Stitched Be Mine dies in printed heart paper of From the Heart DSP. Adhere at angle to left of rectangle.
  8. Die cut a small scalloped heart from Stitched Be Mine dies in Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Adhere at angle to lower right of DSP heart with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  9. Embellish small heart with a Rhinestone.
  10. Stamp a striped heart (Flirty Flamingo) and randomly small hearts (Lovely Lipstick) from Meant to Be stamp set on a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere inside card.
Shop my online store for all the supplies you need to make this card and other cute projects this Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Honey Bee Projects Class

Honey Bee Projects Class
Saturday, February 15th 
2:00pm-5:00pm CST 

Email me for registration link! 

Make 5 "bee"-utiful projects featuring the Honey Bee suite of products. Projects include...3 cards, a granola bar holder, and honey jar box (granola bar and jar of honey included). 

Can't make the local class? 
Get it To Go--local or long distance!
(Just want the PDF tutorial? Click HERE!)

Class supplies needed: adhesives (Tombow Glue/Tear Tape, Dimensionals, Glue Dots), Honey Bee stamp set, Detailed Bee dies, stamping blocks, inks (Black Memento/Daffodil Delight inks, Dark Daffodil Delight/Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends). 

Option 1: $72 (savings of $7 + FREE L1 Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Honey Bee stamp set
  • Detailed Bee dies
  • Precut project supplies (you'll need to stamp/cut some items)
  • Granola bar and honey treats
  • 10-Yd roll ribbon (see note below)**
  • Package of Rhinestones*
  • Package of Stampin' Dimesionals*
  • Full-color PDF tutorial

Option 2: $30
  • Precut project supplies (you'll need to stamp/cut some items)
  • Granola bar and honey treats
  • 10 yd roll ribbon (see note below)**
  • Package of Rhinestones*
  • Package of Stampin' Dimesionals*
  • Full-color PDF tutorial

Option 3: $15 PDF Tutorial Only

To Go Shipping: $8.50 USPS Priority Mail (U.S. shipping only) 
To Go Local Pickup (San Antonio, Tx area): Free 

*The Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals can be substituted for Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends. Just email me if you would like to substitute. Otherwise, the Rhinestones and Dimensionals will be provided.

**Despite the best planning, things happen. Unfortunately, the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon (shown in projects) is currently on backorder until mid-February. Therefore, I plan to substitute the ribbon with the Crushed Curry Ribbon which also looks adorably cute and coordinates well. However, if you wish to wait on the Daffodil Delight ribbon or want to swap out for another product up to $7, I'm happy to make that accommodation. 

NOTE: Prepay by 2/6/20 to reserve your kit. To Go kits will be available for local pickup or mailed by 2/15/20. (If choose to wait on the Daffodil Delight Ribbon, your kit will be available once I receive the ribbon.) 

Cancellations after 2/6/20 are nonrefundable but will still receive selected project kit supplies.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Make It Monday: Tropical Oasis Hibiscus Card

Have you seen the new 2020 January-June catalog? I can't decide which is my favorite. So many fun crafting possibilities! If you need a catalog, let me know!

This past week I played with the Tropical Oasis suite. I love the vibrant, vintage look of this set. And who doesn't love that magnificent pineapple die?! For today's project, I decided to try a more pastel color approach with this elegant Hibiscus gate-fold card.

The embossed Coastal Weave layer is attached to the upper half of the card so it can be opened to write your note. 

Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends provide color and depth to the hibiscus flower.

Just one of several great sentiments in the Timeless Tropical stamp set. And, of course, a little bling with Rhinestones to add some birthday sparkle.

The hibiscus on the inside of the card was created using the "masking" technique. The best way to learn this fun technique is to watch Stampin' Up!'s video tutorial. However, below are pictures of how I did the masking for this particular card. 

First, I stamped the hibiscus in the corner of the card then again on a post-it note. I closely cut around the edges of the image from the post-it note. 

Next, I taped the cut out flower directly over the stamped image, using Washi tape to hold it in place. I then stamped the leaf where I wanted it positioned. Tip: make sure to put a little extra pressure on your stamp that is close to the post-it note edge since it will sit up a smidge higher. 

Remove the post-it note to reveal your beautiful image!

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2” piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Score and fold on long side at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" to create card base.
  2. Adhere two 1-7/8" x 5-1/4" strips of flamingo paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP on the front panels. 
  3. Die cut a large scalloped rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies in Petal Pink cardstock. 
  4. Emboss rectangle with Coastal Weave embossing folder. 
  5. Adhere only the upper half of the embossed rectangle to card front.
  6. Stamp (Old Olive ink) sentiment on a 1" x 3" strip of Whisper White cardstock. Angle cut right end and adhere on right side of rectangle layer.
  7. Stamp (Calypso Coral ink) hibiscus flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and color in with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.
  8. Stamp (Shaded Spruce ink) 2 leaves on Old Olive cardstock. 
  9. Die cut flower and leaves with In The Tropics dies. 
  10. Adhere flower to left side of rectangle layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  11. Adhere leaves under flower.
  12. Embellish front with Rhinestones.
  13. Use masking technique above to stamp hibiscus in lower right corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color in with Light/Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light/Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.
I would love to be your creative coach and help you select the right products for your tropical creation!

Shop these and other Tropical Oasis products in my online store. Use January's Host Code: CJQJG7H9 with your order of $35 or more to receive a handmade card from me. Your order is greatly appreciated!

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Make It Monday: Honey Bee Fun Fold Card

Sale-a-Bration started this past Friday! I just love freebies! How about you? Did you know you can get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item for EVERY $50 you spend? The more you spend, the more free goodies you get!

I've just begun to play with some of the free Sale-a-Bration products. So far, my favorite is the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper (DSP). It includes 12 sheets of double-side paper (2 sheets of 6 designs). I love the black and white with gold shimmer accents in this paper! And it coordinates perfectly with the Honey Bee bundle in the new catalog. If you need the new Mini catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure, I would be happy to send you one.

To get a variegated look, ink up the beehive stamp in Daffodil Delight ink then use a Sponge Dauber to dab some Crushed Curry ink along the edges before stamping on your cardstock.

To create the scalloped edge, I used the scalloped die from the Stitched Be Mine dies.

Available only during Sale-a-Bration until 3/31/20 (or while supplies last)

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 9-1/4” piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock. Score and fold at 5-1/2" to create card base.
  2. Die cut edge of upper flap with scalloped die from Stitched Be Mine dies. 
  3. Adhere a 3-3/8" x 4" piece of black/white dotted paper from Golden Honey DSP (FREE Sale-a-Bration item) to upper flap of card.
  4. Stamp the following from the Honey Bee stamp set on Whisper White cardstock: beehive (Daffodil Delight; edge with Crushed Curry, if desired), large bee and small bee (Memento Black; color in with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends marker).  
  5. Die cut beehive and bees with Detailed Bee dies. 
  6. Adhere beehive to center of DSP. Adhere bees at angles with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  7. Stamp "Celebrate every moment" and small bee in lower right corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color in bee as above.
  8. Adhere WW layer inside card.

Honey Bee Projects Class
February 15th
2:00-5:00pm CST
Local: NW San Antonio, TX

Also available To Go! Email me for info and registration link. 

Sale-a-Bration Promotion

Buy the Honey Bee bundle for $41.25 USD. When you add a little more, you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice with $50 order plus a handmade card from me!

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