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Author: Theresa's Treasures
Hello, my name is Theresa. I have 4 children and a wonderful husband of 27 years. I am a retired Family Physician who loves creating and crafting, so much so that I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have been a demonstrator for almost 4 years. Not only do I get to craft, I get to travel and meet new friends from all over the world. Crafting gives me something positive to do and share with others. I love having people over to stamp cards with me.
My blog is geared toward the beginner stamper. I want to help others get started stamping in their own home. Come join me!
Welcome Autumn! It is still hot here in Bisbee Arizona, USA but the evenings and early mornings are cooling down a bit. Today is windy and cool. I love the changing leaves. We don’t see too much of that here, but I recently visited Kentucky and Tennessee so I saw a lot of color. So for the Cardz4Guyz challenge #256- color of Autumn/Fall, I wanted to make some falling leaves with different fall colors for my card today.
The Stampin’ Up! colors I used are: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, and Merry Merlot. I used the Gather Together stamp set (in the 2020 Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog) to make this colorful Fall card.
For the sentiment, I cut a maple leaf with the Gathered Leaves Dies. I sponged some Cajun Craze ink around the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock leaf and stamped the sentiment “Gather Together” in Cajun Craze ink.
The trick with the leaves is that I applied ink to the die, put it on the cardstock and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. The photo on the right shows the leaf with and without using the ink with the die.
Viola! You have a very colorful Autumn card to send to your special guy!
RamZ here loves the leaves too. He appears very happy to be in the leaf pile at my sister’s home. Beautiful golden yellow!
Thanks for stopping by for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #256- Colors of Autumn/Fall. See more cards with this theme at the Cardz4GuyZ blog by clicking HERE.
The Fun-fold card for today is called a Gatefold Card with a Belly Band. I used the new Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper for extra sparkle on the Belly Band!
Here is what the card looks like when the Belly Band is in place. Fun!
This is the Snowflake Wishes stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® which is available in the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog.
Measurements: Balmy Blue Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches, and 1 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches scored at 2 3/8 and 6 3/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 x 4 inches and 1 x 4 1/2 inches; Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP): two 2 x 5 3/8 inches; and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: 1 1/4 x 9 inches scored at 2 1/4 and 6 5/8 inches.
Stamp one of the larger snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Balmy Blue ink onto the 3 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to punch the snowflake out. Set aside.
Stamp the sentiment “Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas” in Pacific Point ink onto the 1 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Cut a banner end on the right end.
Tip: To get a perfect banner end every time, first make a cut in the middle. Next make a cut from one corner to the top of the middle cut. Finally, cut from the other corner to the top of the middle cut. Works every time!
Use the Pacific Point ink to stamp the larger group of snowflakes on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Switch to the Balmy Blue ink and stamp the smaller group of snowflakes onto the card piece. This will be the inside.
To make the Belly Band, adhere the 1 1/4 x 9 inch Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper to the 1 1/2 x 9 1/8 inch Balmy Blue CS. Be sure to line up the score lines. Fold and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold.
Adhere one of the 2 x 5 3/8 inch Snowflake Splendor DSP to each end of the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Balmy Blue CS card base.
Turn the card piece over, fold on the score lines and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold.
Open the card and adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS piece that is stamped with the snowflakes to the middle.
Wrap the Belly Band around the card loose enough so it will slide off easily, but tight enough so it won’t fall off. Adhere the ends with adhesive. Tip: The Multipurpose Liquid Glue is good for adhering to the Glimmer Paper. Be sure to hold it together for about 10-20 seconds.
Adhere the sentiment so that it hangs off the bottom of the Belly Band. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the snowflake over the top of the sentiment.
Now for the Bling! The Blue Adhesive Backed Gems are perfect in combination with the snowflakes!
Viola! You have made a fun Gatefold card to add to your stack of Christmas cards. Now is the time for me to start making more Christmas cards so I can have cards ready to mail out on time. I need about 40 cards! I better get busy!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments. Please like my page and my blog if you haven’t already done so.
There is a sale on Designer Series Paper still going on until October 31, 2020. The Snowflake Splendor is on sale! So stock up now!
You may access my online store HERE, or click on any photo below to go directly to my online store.
Hello everyone! It is good to be back home after my road trip to Kentucky. I had a wonderful time visiting my son who is in the Army. I am anxious to start stamping and making cards again!
I have a fun and spooky Punch Art Style card for you today. Punch Art consists of card designs made entirely by using different punches to make images. This is a very simple Punch Art card, where I just turned the Tulip Punch upside down to create the ghost shape. The Halloween stamp set is Hallows Night Magic in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. The faces and bows were from the Hippo Happiness stamp set found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I will also go over using Emboss Powder to make the white sentiment on the Basic Black card stock.
Measurements: Basic Black Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches and 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside) and 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches; the black bat design in the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches.
Additional supplies: Memento Black ink, Versamark ink, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Embossing SuppliesHere are the supplies I keep handy when I want to use Emboss Powder. I keep everything in a bag so that when I want to use it, it is all together. Pictured: Versamark ink, Embossing Buddy, White Emboss Powder, spoon, small paint brush and a microfiber cloth. Note: Stampin’ Up! is not currently selling the Embossing Buddy but there are several you can find online, or you can make your own with some tightknit fabric and cornstarch. I have seen instructions for the homemade version online as well.
In order to prepare the 3/4 x 4 1/8 inch Basic Black CS strip for embossing, it is very important to use the Embossing Buddy first to decrease the static and absorb oils from your skin that may be on the paper. Just move the Embossing Buddy firmly from left to right 2 or 3 times. There will be a white residue left behind that we will remove later. Use the Versamark ink and the sentiment “Happy Halloween” to stamp onto the Basic Black CS.
Take care not to touch the stamped sentiment. Hold onto one end of the strip and use the spoon to sprinkle a good amount of the White Emboss Powder onto it. Shake the excess off. Use the paintbrush to remove any of the Emboss Powder that is in the wrong place. Tip: I put my emboss powders in a plastic container because I find it much easier to use than trying to keep the powder in the little jar it comes in. This container has 3 jars of the White Emboss powder in it.
Hold onto one end and use the Heat Tool to apply an even flow of heated air to the Emboss Powder. I move my Heat Tool back and forth to avoid concentrating the heat in one spot and burning the paper. You will suddenly see that the Emboss Powder becomes a bright white and is shiny. Tip: Hold the strip up to a light and ensure that the entire sentiment is white and shiny. If it is still a little dull, apply more heat to that spot.
Allow the Embossed sentiment to cool completely for about 10 minutes, then gently use the microfiber cloth to remove the white residue. Set this aside for the time being.
Lay the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS in a landscape orientation. Use the Memento Black ink to stamp the sentiment “Trick-or-Treat” in the center of the bottom. Turn the card piece to a vertical orientation. Use the Memento to stamp the spider crawling along the side. Set aside.
I usually recommend stamping before cutting. However, I felt it was easier to put the ghost’s faces on after I punched them out. Punch one from each end first, then punch the one in the middle.
Use the Memento ink and the face from the Hippo Happiness stamp set to stamp the faces. I added a little bow to add some variety.
Fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic Black CS card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line. Use the Bone Folder to get a nice crisp fold. Adhere the black bat design from the Magic in This Night DSP to the card front.
Adhere the stamped 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS card piece to the inside.
Stampin’ Up! has white and black Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the white Dimensionals on the back of the ghosts, and the black Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment. Tip: If you cut the large Dimensionals in half they last longer and you still get a good effect.
Adhere the sentiment and the ghosts as shown.
Time for the Bling! I used the Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the Take Your Pick tool to embellish the background.
And Viola! You have a very fun and spooky card to wish someone a “Happy Halloween”! I know Halloween is going to be different this year. My youngest still wants a costume even though there will not be any house to house Trick-or-Treating. I hope folks can still find a way to have some fun!
Thanks for stopping by today. I feels good to be blogging again.
All of the supplies, except the Embossing Buddy, are available at my online store which you may access HERE, or you may click on any of the photos below to go directly to the store.
Hello creative people! I am going on a road trip with my husband to see my Army son in Kentucky. I will be out of touch until October 20, 2020. We decided it would be safer to drive, but now there is Hurricane Delta that will be in our path. Wish us luck!
The card for today will be a #simplestamping card because I will use only stamps, ink and paper (and a punch). There is a set of stamps made by Stampin’ Up! to help you easily create your own scenes. Sending Sunshine is the one I will use today. The other similar stamp sets are My Meadow and Snow Front. All of these sets are in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
This really is a very simple card to create. You will be surprised.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches (card base), 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Balmy Blue CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Use the Memento Black Ink to stamp the sentiment “Hoping Your Day is Perfect” onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Take care to position the stamped sentiment so that you can punch it out with the 2 inch Circle Punch.
Lay the layers of the card on the card front and position the sentiment. Move it slightly downward and trace the edge. This will help make sure that the scene is positioned properly.
Place the 2 3/4 x 3 2/4 inch Whisper White CS on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. When using the Photopolymer stamps (the see-through ones) you need a slight cushion. You could also use your catalog. I cover my Pierce Mat with white scrap paper to avoid getting ink on it. I put the black paper down so you could see the card piece better. Stamp the smaller water onto the Whisper White CS. I placed mine slightly to the right so that it would not be covered by the sentiment later.
Apply the Daffodil Delight ink to the bottom portion of the setting sun stamp. Apply the Calypso Coral ink only to the upper portion by placing the stamp on the edge of the ink pad.
Carefully line up the setting sun and the horizon of the water. Mine is a little too high, but I opted to just let it be. (It’s the little imperfections that make a handmade card special!)
Use the Granny Apple Green ink to stamp the larger branch of leaves. Add some of the smaller branches to make the trees more full.
I added some faint clouds with the Balmy Blue ink by first stamping onto my scrap paper, then stamping onto the card piece. This is called Stamping Off.
To help the sentiment stand out a little, I used a Sponge Dauber with Balmy Blue ink to sponge the edge.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Balmy Blue CS to the Whisper White CS card base, then adhere your stamped card piece. I prefer to use the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue because when I first put the card piece down, I can wiggle it a little to make sure it is straight.
Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and put it in place on the card front being sure to cover the pencil marks.
The card is finished. However, if you would like to add a little Bling! you could use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the water to make it sparkle.
Viola! See how quick and simple that was! Experiment with different colors and combinations of the stamps from the Sending Sunshine stamp set, or combine it with the My Meadow or Snow Front. There are endless possibilities to the scenes you can create!
Thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures today. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in the Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery put on by Kylie Bertucci. You can see thank you cards made by folks from all over the world! My thank you card was so much fun to make! I hope you enjoy it. Please remember to visit the Highlights Gallery and vote for me!
As I was looking through my collection of Stampin’ Up!® stamps sets, I saw that the Beautiful Moments and Inspiring Iris went together, so I decided to try and make a card using both. I also decided to use my favorite color- purple!
I stamped the women’s dress onto the Soft Sea Foam from the Subltles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and carefully cut it out to adhere over the women’s dress on the card front. I colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Highland Heather, Purple Posy,Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, and Soft Suede.
Challenge #254 for Cardz4Guyz is Dragons or Dinosaurs. I didn’t find any dragons, but Stampin’ Up! has a stamp set called Dino Days with several adorable dinosaurs, perfect for a young guy, or any guy who is young at heart. I combined the water and sun scene from Sending Sunshine with the dinosaurs for a prehistoric look.
I was able to make this cute little Tyrannosaurus shiny with some Ranger Perfect Pearls that I won at a craft retreat this last weekend. I also put some of the Perfect Pearls on the card base too.
Here is another look at the Perfect Pearls effect. The Stampin’ Up! ink colors are: Granny Apple Green for the Pterodactyl, Pretty Peacock for the Brontosaurus and Shaded Spruce for the Tyrannosaurus. The sun is Poppy Parade and Mango Melody. The water is Balmy Blue. The card base is Pretty Peacock.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #254 Dragons or Dinosaurs. I had a lot of fun with this one!
Stop by the Cardz4Guyz blog and see the other entries HERE.
I have an awesome Fun Fold Card for you today! This card is great for showcasing the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper(DSP) which is currently one of the DSP’s on sale for 15% off from October 1 – 31, 2020! It makes a perfect background for the From All Of Us stamp set! This is such a fun card, sure to bring a smile to the Birthday person’s face!
Measurements: Pretty Peacock Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (card base) and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 1/2 x 4 inches, and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Pear Pizzazz CS: 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches, 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches and two at 1 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches; and the Forever Greenery DSP: 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches and 7/8 x 3 inches.
First I would like to show you how to set up the fun fold Pretty Peacock CS card base. You will need your Stampin’ Up!® Paper Trimmer to be able to make cuts in the middle of the card base. I will be showing you the measurements in the next photo. Here I wanted to show how to place the paper and put the cutting blade to cut in the middle of the paper. Place the left edge of the Pretty Peacock card at the 1 1/4 inch mark with the ruler housing the cutting blade raised. Move the cutting blade to the proper measurement (1 inch), then lower the ruler. Move the blade down to the 5 1/4 inch mark on the ruler with the cutting blade, then lift the ruler.
Here are the measurements for the Pretty Peacock CS card base on Whisper White CS so you can see them better. The solid lines are where you cut.
Turn the Pretty Peacock CS card base and make score lines where the dashed lines are shown here.
To fold the card, first make a mountain at the 4 1/4 inch score line, then a mountain at the 5 1/4 inch score lines. Then you make a mountain at the 1 inch score line and a valley at the 2 inch score line. Use a Bone Folder on all the folds to make them nice and crisp. And that is the card base.
Let’s get stamping!
The group of animals from the From All Of Us stamp set is fairly large. I find it easier to apply an even coat of Memento Black ink if I turn the stamp over and lay it on the table to ink it. Stamp onto the 3 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS.
Stamp the small branch of leaves in the Memento ink onto the upper right corner of the 3 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS.
Stamp the “Happy Happy Birthday” sentiment onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS in Pretty Peacock ink. Try as I may, I could not get this stamp to work without leaving a halo (green arrow). Fortunately it is easy to fix.
I made sure I was applying the ink with a straight downward and upward motion. Despite that, ink was still getting on the edge of the red rubber. This makes it easy to see where to do some trimming with you Paper Snips.
Now that the excess red rubber has been cut away, I can get a nice clean stamp of the sentiment.
I used the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch when I made this card not realizing that the punch had retired. I did try the 1 1/2 inch Circle punch and it does still fit the sentiment. The 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch is current.
I colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I used Bronze for the branch, and the Light & Dark Granny Apple Green for the leaves. Adhere the Whisper White CS with the branch on it to the inside of the Pretty Peacock CS card base.
You are going to laugh– I thought the bird was a Flamingo! After I colored it pink I realized it’s an Ostrich! Oh well, it is a Flirty Flamingo colored Ostrich! The beak is actually Light Poppy Parade. The markers are the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I used the Light & Dark Granny Apple Green for the turtle. The nose for the bear is Ivory and his belly is Light Cinnamon Cider.
The body of the bear is Dark Cinnamon Cider. The cute little monkey was colored in Light & Dark Crumb Cake. I colored the small bird with the Light & Dark Pretty Peacock. The beak is Dark Mango Melody. I love the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers because they are so brightly colorful and easy to blend.
Fussy cut the group of animals.
Adhere the strips of Forever Greenery DSP to the corresponding strips of Pear Pizzazz CS, then adhere them to the Pretty Peacock CS card base as shown. Adhere the 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 inch Pear Pizzazz CS to the center panel.
I used the new Foam Adhesive Sheets cut them into 1/4 inch strips to add dimension to the group of animals where I adhered them to the front panel of the card base. You could also use Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Use the Sprig Punch to punch 2 sprigs from the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Pear Pizzazz CS and 2 from the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Pretty Peacock CS.
Adhere the sentiment circle to the card front by using a 1/4 x 3/4 inch strip of the Foam Adhesive strips (or a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals) and a little adhesive on the monkey. Adhere the sprigs to the back of the sentiment circle.
Yes there is Bling! There just happens to be Butterfly Gems!
I chose the Terracotta Tile colored Butterfly Gems because I wanted them to stand out.
And Viola! You have an awesome 3D Fun Fold Card to wish a “Happy Happy Birthday”!
More about the Designer Series Paper Sale. From October 1- 31, 2020 select Designer Series Papers are 15% off! There are 15 different packs to choose from and they include DSP from both the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and Stampin’ Up! August- December Mini Catalog. Shop my Stampin’ Up! Online store HERE.
Thanks for taking a look today. I hope you enjoyed this cute Fun Fold Card and will give it a try. One of my customers told me this is her “go to” fun fold card. Yay!
The products I used for today’s card are shown below. Click on any photo to go to my online store.