Monday, March 30, 2020

Make It Monday: Bunny Treat Pouch

Even though our monthly Stamp Club isn't able to meet in person during April, we can still craft together by mail and Facebook. 

Need a quick and sweet Easter treat? Here is one of this month's Stamp Club projects, featuring the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Elements. 

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Cute doesn't have to be difficult. 
To create this treat pouch, I just cut a Pillow Box in half at 3".

The vellum flower from the Peaceful Poppies Elements adds just the perfect and soft touch to this little treat pouch. 

"Make It" Instructions
  1. With Pillow Box laying flat, cut in half at 3”.
  2. Adhere a 1-3/4” x 8” floral print strip from Peaceful Poppies DSP around unassembled Pillow Box.
  3. Die cut a medallion circle from Painted Labels dies in Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Adhere to front of box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Adhere a vellum flower from Peaceful Poppies Elements to circle with a small amount of adhesive in middle.
  5. Embellish center of flower with a Braided Linen Trim bow (adhered with a Glue Dot).
  6. Assemble box.
  7. Add crinkled paper and treats inside. (Tip: adhere the treats inside for better stability.)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Facebook Live: Spring Basket and Card

Sadly, we weren't able to meet for Stampin' Bunco this month, but I still wanted to show you the cute Spring projects. If you weren't able to watch the Facebook Live, you can catch the replay here.

Sorry about the video quality. In investigating the issue, found I was connected to the wrong wifi signal in our house. Ah, just one of many video lessons I have to learn! :-)

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Spring Treat Basket

  • Printed Paper: 3” x 11”
  • Coordinating Cardstock: (1) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”—scored on all sides at 1/2”, (2) 1/2” x 11”, and (1) 1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Add on own: layer elements

Under My Umbrella Card

  • Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 8-1/2” (score at 5-1/2”)
  • Printed Paper: 2-3/4” x 4”
  • Layer Rectangle: apx 3” x 4” (use scalloped/stitched die or just a simple cut rectangle)
  • Add on own: layer elements
    Projects courtesy of Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckaroo Designs.

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    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Make It Monday: Butterfly Wishes Laser Cut Cards

    This past week as certainly been unlike anything we've ever seen on such a global scale. Although we may be social distancing in our various ways, this unprecedented time has most likely cleared many schedules and provided time to spend with family and do other things. Possibly even getting to some of those items on your "To Do" list.

    For me, I've tried to get in some "crafting therapy" each night to provide a mental escape. One of the projects I created went back to basics...stamps, ink, and create this beautiful set of laser cut cards with the Butterfly Wishes stamp set.

    Because the laser cut card is so beautiful and intricate by itself, I wanted to keep it simple with just a few added elements.

    For this card, I cut some off the top of two Stitched Nested Labels and added a stamped image and sentiment.

    "Make It" Instructions

    Base Layer for Both Cards

    • Cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of your favorite colored cardstock.
    • Adhere to reverse side of laser cut panel.
    "Sweet Friendship" Scalloped Oval Card
    1. Die cut a large scalloped oval from Layering Ovals dies (largest) in coordinating colored cardstock.
    2. Die cut a large stitched oval from Stitched Shapes dies (largest) in Very Vanilla cardstock. 
    3. Stamp floral stem on Very Vanilla oval in coordinating ink.
    4. Adhere Very Vanilla oval to scalloped oval.
    5. Adhere assembled ovals to center of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
    6. Stamp large butterfly on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in same color and punch out with Butterfly Duo Punch.
    7. Adhere butterfly at angle to upper right of oval.
    8. Stamp sentiment "A sweet friendship..." from Butterfly Wishes stamp set in same color ink on a 1/2" x 4" strip of Very Vanilla cardstock. 
    9. Adhere sentiment strip across bottom of oval, attaching overhanging ends with a Stampin' Dimensional.
    NOTE: For the purple card, I used Highland Heather ink for a more subtle stamped image.

    "Perfect Day" Nested Label Card
    1. Die cut a large nested label from Stitched Nested Labels dies (2nd largest) in coordinating colored cardstock. 
    2. Die cut a large nested label from Stitched Nested Labels dies (largest) in Very Vanilla cardstock.
    3. Cut Very Vanilla label down to 3-1/2". Snip off some from colored label as well. 
    4. Stamp sentiment and flying butterfly on Very Vanilla label in coordinating ink.
    5. Adhere Very Vanilla label on top of colored label.
    6. Adhere assembled labels to upper middle of card.
    NOTE: For the purple card, I used Highland Heather ink for a more subtle stamped image.

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    Monday, March 16, 2020

    Make It Monday: Under My Umbrella Love's Flowers Card

    This week I'm designing projects for my April Simply Sweet Stamp Club and am excited to use one of my new favorite stamp sets Under My Umbrella. It's perfect for Spring! I thought it would be especially fun to show my guests the fun and simple technique of stamping on Designer Series Paper (DSP) for a unique look.

    What different ways do you use your DSP? Share in the comments below!

    To give my card a unique fold, I cut off 3/4" of the front panel and die-cut with the scalloped edge from Stitched Be Mine dies. 

    The colors in the Peaceful Poppies DSP make for a fun springtime color combo. I also love how the polka dots in the Whisper White Tulle Ribbon compliment the simple polka dots in the DSP. 

    To create the unique patterned look, stamp the umbrella from the Under My Umbrella stamp set on a polka dot piece of Peaceful Poppies DSP.  

    Next, manually cut or punch out the image. Personally, if there's a punch, let's use it! LOL 

    "Make It" Instructions
    1. Cut a 4-1/4" x 10-1/4" piece of Petal Pink cardstock. Score at 5-1/2" to create card base. 
    2. Die cut edge of shorter front panel with scalloped edge from Stitched Be Mine dies. 
    3. Adhere a 4" x 4-1/2" Petal Pink/Blackberry Bliss print of Peaceful Poppies DSP to front panel. 
    4. Die-cut a Thick Whisper White scalloped rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies (2nd largest).
    5. Stamp (Black Memento) the following on rectangle with Under My Umbrella stamp set: Rainboots (color with Light/Dark Blackberry Bliss Blends), handle, and "Life's showers..." sentiment.
    6. Adhere rectangle at angle on DSP layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.
    7. Stamp open umbrella from Under My Umbrella stamp set on a polka dot print of Peaceful Poppies DSP. 
    8. Fussy (manually) cut or punch out umbrella with Umbrella Builder Punch.
    9. Adhere umbrella at angle in upper left of rectangle with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
    10. Adhere a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock inside card.
    11. Adhere a 1" x 4-1/4" strip of polka dot print from Peaceful Poppies DSP on lower inside edge.
    12. Adhere a Whisper White Tulle bow on curve of umbrella handle with a Glue Dot. 

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