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!
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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.
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Even though it is still in the lower 90’s (degrees F) I am anxiously anticipating the cooler weather–soon I hope! I am in the mood for Autumn so I have been making cards with that theme.
The Autumn Punch Pack consists of two leaf punches which I used for the wreath on this lovely autumn card. There is also an acorn punch in the Punch Pack. The sentiment is from an awesome stamp set called Country Home. I have made many cards with this sentiment.
Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card base with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 3 inches; Bumble Bee CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: one panel; scraps that measure at least 1 1/2 x 3 inches in Mango Melody CS, Cajun Craze CS, Pumpkin Pie CS and the Brushed Metal 12 x 12 inch CS in the copper and the gold. You will also need one of the Gold Hoops Embellishments and two of the Acorn Trinkets (not shown).
Stamp the sentiment “Happy harvest Blessings” in Cajun Craze ink onto the 3/4 x 3 inch Very Vanilla CS.
Punch the leaves out with the Autumn Punch Pack leaf punches. I punched out 3 of each of the colors of scrap CS with a mixture of the two leaf types.
The easiest way to adhere the leaves to the card is with the Mini Glue Dots. I stick the end of the leaf onto the Mini Glue Dot right on the roll. When I am ready to use the leaf, I just carefully peel it off of the sheet.
Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Very Vanilla CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumble Bee CS and then the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper panel. To adhere the gold panel, I applied the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the perimeter very sparingly. Adhere the Gold Hoop Embellishment by applying the Liquid Glue to the back sparingly. Put in place on the card front and apply pressure by placing something like a large punch on top to weight it down for 5 minutes.
Start by applying two Gold Brushed Metallic CS oak leaves slightly to the left of center on the Gold Hoop.
Add one leaf at a time behind the oak leaves. Use a mixture of the colors and different leaf types. Go as far as is pleasing to you.
Cut a banner end on the sentiment card piece. Apply the sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a leaf if desired on the end of the sentiment.
This is a little difficult to see. I used the gold twine in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack to make two bows. The twine was tied onto the two Acorn Trinkets before tying the bow.
To adhere the Acorn Trinkets and bows, use the Mini Glue Dots. Transfer two Mini Glue Dots with the Take Your Pick Tool and place them at the base of the gold oak leaves. Adhere the bow with the Acorn Trinkets, then apply another Mini Glue Dot and adhere the second gold twine bow. NOTE: This card will not be able to be mailed in a standard envelope because the trinkets are too large. You will need to mail it in a bubble envelope.
Now for the Bling! I added the Mango Melody sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins. They are very subtle but do add a little more sparkle to the card. Tip: Use the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the sequins-much easier. If you do not yet have the Take Your Pick tool, you can use a toothpick.
Viola! There you have a shiny golden leaf wreath for Autumn!
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I just wanted to pop on today and share this awesome masculine thank you card made with the Beautiful World stamp set.
I created this masculine thank you card with Cajun Craze Card Stock (CS) for the background on a Very Vanilla CS card base. The second layer is the Forever Gold Laser Cut paper.
I covered the Gold Hoop with leaves punched from the Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 inch CS with the Sprig Punch. The more granular gold leaf is made by applying Versamark to Crumb Cake CS and embossing with the Gold Emboss Powder. The globe and “Thank You” sentiment are also embossed with the Gold Emboss Powder. The gold twine comes from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and the sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins.
Viola! You have an awesome masculine thank you Card!
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I love getting costumes made for my kids, even though now that they are older the costumes are more complicated. I love to sew and don’t get a chance until Halloween. However, even more than sewing costumes, I love to stamp and create fun Halloween cards to send out!
The card I created for today is very quick and simple to make. The images are from the Stampin’ Up!® Have a Hoot stamp set in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. The little owl is so adorable!
Measurements: Basic Black Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 x 2 3/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 2 x 2 3/4 inches; and Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 x 5 1/2 inches. Note: when cutting the DSP, position a spider’s web in the center and on the top of the card piece.
Using the Memento Black ink, stamp the owl in the tree onto the 2 x 2 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.
Use the Memento ink to stamp the little owl hiding behind the pumpkin onto the lower righthand corner of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp the “Boo!” sentiment above the owl.
I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, So Saffron, Cinnamon Cider, Bronze and Just Jade.
I started with the Dark Cinnamon Cider around the outer edges of the owl, then filled it in with the Light Cinnamon Cider.
I colored the tree with the Bronze, the spider with Basic Black, the talons and beak with Dark Mango Melody and the eyes with Dark So Saffron.
The pumpkin was colored along the outer edge with Dark Pumpkin Pie. Next I colored with Light Pumpkin Pie and then Dark Mango Melody blended in moving toward the center of the pumpkin. The eyes of the owl and pumpkin face are colored in Dark So Saffron. I colored the stem in Dark Just Jade.
The owl was again colored with the Dark Cinnamon Cider around the outer edges and Light Cinnamon Cider toward the center of the owl.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS with the owl and pumpkin to the inside of the Basic Black CS card base.
Use the Bone Folder to fold the Basic Black card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line to get a crisp fold. Adhere the 2 x 5 1/2 inch Magic In This Night DSP to the card front on the left with the spider’s web on top.
Adhere the owl in the tree to the 2 x 2 3/4 inch Mango Melody CS slightly off-set. Adhere this to the card front.
Now the Bling! The Iridescent Pearls in the 2020 Mini Catalog are so awesome! As you move the pearls, the color changes from Pretty Peacock to Gorgeous Grape to Shaded Spruce!
I added a few of the Iridescent Pearls to the center of the strip of DSP and then scattered around on the Basic Black CS.
Viola! Such an adorable Halloween card that was so quick to put together! Thanks for visiting today!
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Hi! Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures! I am Theresa McEntee and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Bisbee, Arizona USA. I am so excited to be taking part in the last Blog Hop for this Demonstrator Training year. I have really enjoyed sharing my projects on the Blog Hop, and seeing all the fabulous projects on blogs from around the world. I am calling this card “World of Thanks”. Thanks to all of you who have been such a wonderful source of support and inspiration this year! Thanks to Kylie and Bruno for all of your positivity, support, training–everything!
Here’s my card for today:
Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches, 1 x 3 inches for the sentiment and two 3 x 4 inches; Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 3 x 4 inches; Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper: Chevron background; Cajun Craze CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
On one of the 3 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS pieces, I dragged the Versamark ink pad across it and embossed with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then punched it with the Sprig Punch. I also punched the 3 x 4 inch Gold Brushed Metallic CS with the Sprig Punch. I cut the sprigs apart and used them as the base of my world. The world and the sentiment are from the Beautiful World stamp set. The world is stamped on the second 3 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. The world and sentiment are stamped in Versamark and embossed with the Gold Emboss Powder. The world was punched out with the 2-inch Circle Punch. I used the Gold Hoops Embellishments and Acorn Trinkets. The gold twine is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. The sequins are from the Artistry Blooms Sequin pack.
Viola! A nice “World of Thanks” card for all of you! Again, thank you for everything this year! Thank you Kylie and Bruno!
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I love fun folds, so much so that I signed up for a Fun Fold Swap at the last Stampin’ Up! Convention. There were 12 people in the group, so I went home with 11 new Fun Folds! This card is inspired by one from a stamper who hailed from the Netherlands. One thing I am missing this year is meeting new people from around the world at the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Convention. We are having one, but it is virtual so it will be me, myself and I attending!
This Fun Fold highlights the double-sided Regals Assortment of 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP), in this case- Shaded Spruce. And this will give you another Christmas Card to have ready this year!
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches (this is your card base), 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches; Shaded Spruce CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches; one sheet of the Regals 6 x 6 inch DSP in Shaded Spruce; Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper: 2 bunches of leaves.
The first step in a Fun Fold card is to cut the paper. Place the Regals Shaded Spruce 6 x 6 inch DSP on your paper trimmer to cut at 5 inches. Rotate the paper and cut at 3 3/4 inches. Tip: I could never remember which of the blades was for cutting and which was for scoring. I made 12 pt labels and stuck them on the proper blades.
With the 5 inch side on top, cut down 1 1/2 inches at the 2 1/2 inch mark.
Mark the inside end of the 1 1/2 inch cut with a black marker. This will not show once the card is put together.
Gently score between the corner and the black dot on each side. Tip: Keep your pressure light so you do not accidentally tear the DSP with the Scoring Blade.
Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold on the score lines as shown.
Now for some stamping!
Use Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the sentiment ” Thinking of you this SEASON” onto the 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp in the middle and a little toward the left side so you can punch it out. Stamping Off Technique: Stamp the evergreen tree onto your scrap paper and then stamp onto the edge of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS.
Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to punch a circle from the 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Shaded Spruce CS.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS with the evergreen tree stamped on it to the inside of the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base.
Adhere the folded Shaded Spruce DSP to the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Shaded Spruce CS. Next adhere this card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base. Adhere the 2 1/4 inch Shaded Spruce circle to the center of the card front.
Use a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the stems of the leaves and adhere them to the 2 1/4 inch Shaded Spruce circle.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the 2 1/4 inch Shaded Spruce circle.
Now for some Bling! The Gilded Gems are so gorgeous and shiny! The facets really make the gems sparkle!
I added 3 gems in decreasing size with the Take Your Pick tool.
Viola! You have a very easy but elegant Fun Fold winter holiday card! Add one more to your Christmas card stash!
Thank you for joining me today.
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The card stock pieces include:
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Coastal Cabana card pack contents 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock 2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock 5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope
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