Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Sale-A-Bration 2021

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts Friday Fun Fold

Hello! I have a wonderful Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts card for you today for your Friday Fun Fold. The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great beginner set that is in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. There is a sentiment to put on the front of the card and a longer sentiment for the inside of the card to include: Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, and Thinking of You. A very versatile stamp set!

The gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite and is called-you guessed it- Fine Art Floral DSP. The little ladybug embellishments are from the Dandy Garden Suite, which I will talk more about later. This lovely handmade birthday card is fairly easy to make, so let’s get started!

Measurements

Measurements: Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 8 inches with a score line at 2 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 3/8 x 4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); Mossy Meadow CS: 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 1/2 inch and 2 3/4 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); and the Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 4 inches.

Stamping

I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the 2 stitched ovals, one from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and one from the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Mossy Meadow CS. Next, stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” in Mossy Meadow ink onto the Whisper White CS stitched oval. Follow with stamping the inside sentiment in the Mossy Meadow ink onto the 2 3/8 x 4 inch Whisper White CS.

Preparing the Card Base

On the opposite end to the scored end, cut a banner edge. The first cut should be in the center. The second cut is from one corner to the top of the center cut. The third cut is from the other corner to the top of the center cut. Viola! A perfect banner edge every time!

Lay the Mossy Meadow CS card base on the table with the short end on the left. Position the card piece you just cut a banner edge on with the 1/2 inch score line along the right-hand edge of the Fine Art Floral DSP. That will be on the inside of the card base. The Fine Art Floral DSP is just laid down for positioning. Do not adhere the DSP yet. Adhere the 1/2 inch portion of the banner-edged card piece to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base.

Now you may adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Follow by adhering the 2 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Fine Art Floral DSP to the card front. Note: These 2 designs are opposite sides of the same piece of DSP.

Adding the Sentiments

Now you can fold the banner-edged card piece across the card front to see how the card closes. Next you will need to position and adhere the sentiment card piece so that it lies under the banner-edged card piece when the card is closed.

Adhere the “Happy Birthday” Whisper White CS oval to the Mossy Meadow CS oval. In order to give the card some dimension, apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mossy Meadow CS oval.

Finishing Up

To complete the card, adhere the sentiment piece to the card front. Then use Mini Glue Dots to adhere 3 of the Ladybug Trinkets to the card front. Finish the card by adhering a bow, tied with the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim, just under the sentiment.

Viola! You have a wonderful Fun Fold to send someone Birthday Wishes!

Thanks for stopping by today. There are a few specials available below so please check them out below.

Sale-a-Bration

During Sale-a-bration, January 5, 2021 to February 28, 2021, you will be able to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for every $50 you order! Click HERE to see a PDF of the Sale-a-bration Brochure. Click HERE to see a PDF of the 2021 January- June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. Once you have decided on what you would like, click SHOP HERE to order.

Dandy Garden Tutorial

I am in a Demonstrator Training Group with Kylie Bertucci. Several of us created projects, a supply list and instructions for the Dandy Garden Mega-Tutorial Bundle- 62 of us to be exact. That means there are 62 different projects using the Dandy Garden Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog! All of these can be yours when you order from my Online Store HERE. Once you order I will send the PDF of the tutorial to you via email! Then there will be nothing in the way of you making these gorgeous projects to spread some joy and love to your friends and family.

Joining

Now is an awesome time to join my Stamping Gems Team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! Not only do you get $125 worth of product for only $99, you will get 5 packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper which is not available anywhere else! Then for the next 3 months you will get a 20% discount on your Stampin’ Up! orders with the possibility of earning a 25% discount! You keep the discount as long as you make the minimum sales requirement each month. You also join my Stamping Gems Team, and as the team expands I will be able to offer more opportunities to get together to stamp and exchange inspiring ideas! Join by clicking JOIN HERE.

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Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Heart, Love/Affection, Valentine's Day

Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting

I am so excited to share this Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting card today. There are several Valentine’s Day stamp sets in the new 2021 Jan-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, but the Heartfelt stamp set can be found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I always seem to have the holidays sneak up on me. This year I want to send Valentine’s out to my friends and family to let them know how much I love them. The Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting card is almost monochromatic with mostly Rococo Rose.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 x 9 1/2 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Rococo Rose CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim: 7 1/4 inches and one bow.

Stamping

Starting with some Petal Pink ink, stamp the scalloped heart from the Heartfelt stamp set onto the end of the 3 x 9 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS. Switching to the Rococo Rose ink stamp 2 of the scalloped heart. Note: Remember to use some padding under the Photopolymer (See-through) stamps to get the best image. I use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat.

Finish the stamping with the Rococo Rose ink by stamping the heart with the Happy Valentines Day sentiment onto the end of the Very Vanilla CS.

Punching

The next step is to punch the hearts out using both of the punches in the Heart Punch Pack. Use the smooth-edged heart for the stamped heart with the sentiment, and the scalloped heart punch for the scalloped stamped hearts.

Putting It All Together

First use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment heart to the Petal Pink colored scalloped heart. The scalloped edge barely shows but this makes the sentiment heart more elegant.

The next step is to adhere the 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch Rococo Rose CS to the top of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Then you will adhere the Rococo Rose DSP to the bottom. The DSP will overlap the Rococo Rose CS a little.

Now adhere the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim to the middle of the card by applying a glue dot to each end and adhering the trim to the back of the card. You may need a few glue dots underneath to keep the trim straight. I applied one glue dot to the center of the ribbon.

Begin putting the hearts on the front by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the 2 Rococo Rose scalloped hearts to the card front as shown.

Follow with the sentiment heart by placing one Stampin’ Dimension in the middle of the bottom, and use adhesive to adhere the sentiment heart over the center of the 2 scalloped hearts and a little below the 2 scalloped hearts.

To complete the card, use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold along the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS card base. Now adhere the completed card front to the front of the Very Vanilla CS card base.

Bling!

And now for the finishing touch- Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels look great with the Rococo Rose. I use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the rhinestones from the acetate to the card.

Add the Very Vanilla Lace bow with a Glue Dot and then add the Champagne Rhinestones.

Viola! You have an elegant Valentine’s Greeting card to send to someone you love!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Stamparatus

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- January 2021-Thank You Cards

Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! Be sure to visit all the different blogs.

I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. I really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here at Theresa’s Treasures or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. Enjoy!

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my awesome customers. These are thank you notes for me to send for anyone who orders during the month of January.

This is a really fun and delicious card made with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in the 2021 Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog. The beautiful Berry Blessings Designer Series Paper is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration!

To make the strawberry look even more delicious I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects.

I made several so I would be able to send a Thank You to all my customers who order from me this month!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you would like to purchase the products to make this card, just select from the supply list below the list of blog participants.

There is an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world that are working hard to learn how to be even more successful. I know you are going to love seeing all the amazing projects today. Be sure you comment and show us some love so we are inspired to keep creating and sharing fantastic ideas!

Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Theresa McEntee-Theresa’s Treasures. See who is below me to know where to go next.

You can click on any photo below to go to my Online Store.

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Thanks again for visiting! Have an awesome day!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Calendar, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Simple stamping, Two-step stamping

Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold

Hello and Happy New Year! The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is easy to make with the new Art Gallery stamp set by Stampin’ Up®. The new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog is live! If you need a catalog, please see how to request one at the end of this blog.

The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is very simple but does require a little bit of Masking Technique. The little calendar is a tear-off sticky note style and is from Vippies. I have ordered calendars from them for many years.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches scored at 1/2, 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 inches, and 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 2 3/4 x 5 inches; and Brights Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Poppy Parade: 2 3/4 x 4 inches*. (*more on how to get this DSP under the Joining Special that follows this blog). Note: Whisper White has been replaced by Basic White CS.

Two-Step Stamping

The first step is to apply 2 different colors of ink to the bunch of flowers in the Art Gallery stamp set. By using the corner of the ink pad you can apply the Mango Melody ink just to the flowers.

Switch the ink to Old Olive and again use the corner of the ink pad to apply the Old Olive ink just to the stems and leaf.

Use your breath to “Huff” onto the stamp and moisten the ink a little before stamping onto the bottom of the 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.

Return to the Mango Melody ink and stamp the large flower onto the top of the Basic White CS card piece.

The Art Gallery flowers are Two-Step stamps. In this way you can easily add dimension to your flower. Use the Poppy Parade ink on the second layer of the large flower, line up the edges and Viola! you have a more interesting flower!

Similarly, use the second layer for the smaller flowers to apply the Poppy Parade ink over the Mango Melody flowers. The second layer of the smaller flowers does not really line up with the edges as well as the second layer of the larger flower, but it still seems to work well.

In order to make the larger flower even more dimensional, I used the second layer for the small flower inked with Merry Merlot ink and stamped it in the center of the large flower.

Masking

Still using the Merry Merlot ink, ink up the bunch of flowers and stamp onto a full sticky note. Fussy cut the flowers as shown. It works best if you cut on the inside edge of the inked image so that you do not get a white halo when you stamp over it.

Now apply the full sticky note paper over the stamped image of the bunch of flowers. Apply Old Olive ink to the stem and leaves stamp and stamp as shown. Be sure to apply firm pressure and hold the stamp in place for about 10 seconds to allow the ink to transfer completely.

Viola! The flowers just look beautiful!

Putting It Together

Start putting the whole project together by adhering the stamped flower card piece to the 2 3/4 x 5 inch Mango Melody CS.

Lay the Basic White CS base on the table with the single score on top and the double score lines on the bottom. Apply Tear & Tape or some other strong adhesive to the 1/2 inch on top. Next adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Brights DSP to the space between the center score line and the top score line at the bottom.

Now flip the stamped card piece over and place over the DSP so you will know where to place the adhesive. Flip the card piece back and adhere to left side of the front.

To finish the front, adhere the sticky note calendar in place.

Folding the Fun Fold Calendar

To complete the Art Gallery Fun Fold Calendar you will need to fold it in half and flip it over so that the flap with the Tear & Tape adhesive is on top.

Peel the strip off of the Tear & Tape and fold the top of the layer underneath down to adhere it.

You will then need to fold the center fold inward to create the stand for the desk calendar.

Viola! You have a beautiful little Art Gallery Calendar!

Thanks so much for coming by today! I really enjoyed making this calendar, so much so, that I made about 2 dozen! I gave them away with the new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. If you haven’t gotten a catalog, do not already have an awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and live in the USA-please send me a request along with your mailing address to theresastreasures.az@gmail.com, and I will get the catalog and the little desk calendar as a gift out to you.

Joining Special

All of this Designer Series Paper can be yours for FREE when you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. There are five packages of 6 x 6 inch new Designer Series Paper! You also get a discount on future orders as long as you maintain your Demonstrator-ship. You pay $99 for your choice of $125 worth of product from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog or the 2020-21 Annual Catalog and the Designer Series Paper is yours! If you have any questions please email me at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com. If you are already to join click HERE and choose the JOIN tab at the top of the page.

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Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Theresa

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Two-step stamping

Art Gallery Simple Stamping Birthday Card

Today is the day the new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live! The Art Gallery stamp set is great for this simple stamping Birthday card. The set is a two-step stamp which allows you to add dimension to your stamped image.

This beautiful simple stamping Birthday card is made with Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo ink. The Art Gallery stamp set has a variety of sentiments including: thank you, congratulations, good luck, sorry, best wishes, I miss you, and I’m thinking of you. This is a great stamp set for a beginner stamper since there are lovely images and a variety of sentiments.

Measurements

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Merry Merlot CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and Whisper White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches.

Stamping

Begin with the Merry Merlot ink and stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” as shown onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Whisper White CS. Switch to the Flirty Flamingo ink and stamp the large flower with less detail to the left of the sentiment.

Continuing with the Flirty Flamingo ink, apply ink carefully to the flowers on the bunch of flowers stamp. Try not to get ink on the stem and leaf.

Now carefully apply Old Olive ink to the leaf and then the stem.

Huff onto the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp the image on the right side of the Whisper White CS card piece.

Going back to the Flirty Flamingo ink, apply ink to the flowers. Stamp off the edge of the card piece to fill in the space between the first 2 flower stamps. Leave space under the larger flower for the stem and leaf.

Apply more Flirty Flamingo ink to the bunch of flowers and stamp off the edge above the initial bunch of flowers.

Returning to the Old Olive ink, stamp the leaves and stem under the larger flower.

Here is how the card piece looks at this point. Now we will add some dimension and interest.

Two-Step Stamping

Bringing in the Merry Merlot ink, apply ink to the more detailed large flower. Stamp off before stamping onto the card piece. The image is meant to be a little off but there are some landmarks that match up. It doesn’t need to be precise as it is supposed to show a watercolor effect.

Sticking with the Merry Merlot ink, apply ink to the smaller detailed flower and stamp once in the center of the large flower. Follow by stamping on top of each of the smaller flower images. It is interesting to see how this makes the card piece more interesting to look at.

Putting the Card Together

To finish the card, adhere the stamped card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS, then to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

Viola! That is all there is to this card! You could make a bunch of these with different colors and different sentiments. I like to have cards on hand to cover any occasion so I don’t have to rush to make one when a situation arises. The Art Gallery sentiments would make a great collection of all occasion cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by. My plan over the next few months is to post a simple stamping card every Tuesday and continue to post a Fun Fold Card on Fridays. I would like to add another post on Wednesday. Do you have a preference for what I should post? Let me know what you would like by commenting below. Thanks in advance for you suggestions.

What is Sale-a-bration? Every year Stampin’ Up! has a super cool deal called Sale-a-bration. The new 2021 Jan-June Catalog is going live today and there is a Sale-a-bration brochure with several items you can get for FREE when you order $50 from the new Mini Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! If you are in need of a catalog and do not already have an awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, send me an email with your mailing address and I will send you the catalog and the Sale-a-bration Brochure. My email is: theresastreasures.az@gamil.com. If you place an order under $150 please use Host Code: UZ72Q6X4. If your order is over $150 you will get to use the Stampin’ Rewards.

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks

Kylie’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery- January 2021-Stampin’ Up!®-Art Gallery

Thank you for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures today. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! My thank you card with the Art Gallery stamp set was such fun to make! I hope you enjoy it. Please remember to visit the Highlights Gallery and vote for me! Thank you!

For today’s lovely thank you card I used the Art Gallery stamp set that is in the new 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. This is a two-step stamp which allows you to stamp the image in two colors to add dimension. Lots of fun!

The background is embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The Square Vellum Doilies are also found in the Annual Catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Click on the button below to vote for my card and see all of the thank you cards in the International Blog Highlight Gallery.

Have a wonderful start on the New Year!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, encouragement, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Religious, Winter Holiday

Dove of Hope- Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year! I do not think I am alone in being extremely excited to leave 2020 behind! I truly hope for a much better 2021! On that note I decided to create a New Year’s card with the Dove of Hope stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® and it is a Fun Fold!

The Dove of Hope stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® is another one of my favorite stamps from the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. I love the versatility of the dove which could be used all year long for wishing a Happy New Year, religious celebrations (baptism, communion, confirmation), weddings and to just share some peace, joy and love.

The Dove of Hope stamp set is retiring but is still available until January 4, 2021. You may click HERE to purchase it. I also used the “Happy New Year” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set which is in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog HERE

Measurements

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches with a score line at 3 1/4 inches; Pacific Point CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches; Coastal Cabana CS: 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; the Brights Designer Series Paper* (DSP): 1) Coastal Cabana DSP: 3 x 5 1/4 inches and 2) Pacific Point DSP: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; and Whisper White CS: two at 3 x 3 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. (*find out how you can get this paper at the end of the blog)

Stamping

Start off by stamping the dove in Pacific Point ink onto one of the 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS. Add some snowflakes in Coastal Cabana ink. Some of the snowflakes are full strength and others are Stamped Off. This helps to add dimension to your card.

Switching back to the Pacific Point ink, stamp the “Peace Joy Love” sentiment onto the 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.

In order to use just the part of the sentiment that says “And A Happy New Year” you will need a Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker. Color the bottom part of the sentiment, huff on it to moisten it a little, and stamp onto the other 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS.

Putting it all together

Starting with the inside of the card, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS to the inside panel of the Whisper White CS card base. Now adhere the 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Pacific Point DSP to the right hand side.

To finish the inside, adhere the 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS with the “Happy New Year” sentiment as shown.

Moving on to the card front, adhere the Coastal Cabana DSP to the Coastal Cabana CS. Then adhere the Coastal Cabana card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

To complete the card front, adhere the dove card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS and the “Peace Joy Love” sentiment to the 7/8 x 2 7/8 inch Pacific Point CS.

Taking card to place the adhesive only on the left hand side, adhere the dove card piece to the card front. Be mindful of the placement so that the white panel underneath does not show around the dove card piece.

Lastly, apply adhesive to the left hand side of the sentiment and adhere it to the card front.

And Viola! Here’s hoping for more Peace, Joy and Love in 2021!

Joining My Team

*Here’s how to get your hands on this gorgeous colorful Designer Series Paper which comes in each color family plus the 2020-2022 In Colors. That is 5 packages of beautiful Designer Series Paper-for FREE when you sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! This is one of the best deals for joining my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that Stampin’ Up! has put out there! To sign up click HERE now and then select the “JOIN” tab on top.

If you have any questions about joining, why you would want to join, or what’s in it for you- shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com and I will be happy to talk with you.

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Thank you very much for coming by on this last day of 2020! May you and your family be Blessed with a wonderful year ahead!

Theresa

Posted in 3D Technique, Avid Stamper, balloons, Birthday, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 261 Black/Gold

During the holidays I have had a hard time keeping up with all the fun Challenges. This weeks Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 261 Black/Gold is a great one for a very special birthday card. My youngest turns 17 years old on December 31, 2020. (I seriously do not feel that old.) I wanted to make him a very special card because he is a very special guy.

I had to use some of my stash for this card. Wait until you see the inside!

It’s a pop-up! I think my son is going to love this!

Stampin’ Up!® Products used to make this card are as follows: Balloon Adventures stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets™ Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Painted Labels Dies, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), Golden Honey Specialty DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Black Card Stock (CS), Whisper White CS, Memento ink, Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder and Gold Thread.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Cardz4Guyz Challenge #261 Black/Gold. See more black/gold or black/silver cards at the Cardz4Guyz blog HERE.

Have a most wonderful New Year’s Eve!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Animals, Sponge Dauber, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Winter Holiday

Freezin’ Fun One of my Stampin’ Up!® Favorites

Hello fellow crafters! The Freezin’ Fun stamp set is one of my personal favorites from the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. It is still available! But not for long. It will be one of the stamp sets retiring on January 4, 2021.

Late December and January is definitely Freezin’! We usually go up to the mountains and spend a couple of days skiing. Probably won’t go this year. It is a lot of fun though!

Supplies

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Misty Moonlight CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; Magenta Madness CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches, 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 x 6 inches.

Stamping

Use the Memento Black ink to stamp one each of the Freezin’ Fun characters and several trees.

Sponging the Snowdrifts

First cut a wavy line through the 2 1/2 x 6 inch Whisper White CS. This will be the mask for the snowdrifts.

Secure the mask with Sticky Note tape or Painters Tape. Dab the Sponge Dauber onto the Misty Moonlight ink pad. Using a circular motion, try the sponging out on the scrap paper, then continuing to use a small circular motion apply the ink along the edge of the mask. Apply more ink to the Sponge Dauber as needed.

Move the mask to the lower left hand quadrant and Sponge Daub another snowdrift, then move it to the right for one last snowdrift.