Posted in 2022 July-December Mini Catalog, 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper, Emboss Powder, Gratitude/ Thanks

Bruno & Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- July 2022- Stampin’ Up!®Splendid Thoughts

Hello and welcome to our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for July 2022. I’m so happy you are joining me today! This blog hop is full of ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world taking part in training to help us build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. Participating in a monthly Blog Hop is one goal that I have.

You may be starting here 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 all of the great ideas in each blog post today.

My card for the Blog Hop today is made using the Splendid Thoughts stamp set, Splendid Day Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder.

Measurements & Supplies

  • Petal Pink Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Petal Pink CS:1 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches and a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch strip for the sentiment
  • Soft Sea Foam CS: 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches
  • Splendid Day Designer Series Paper (DSP): Soft Sea Foam pattern: 1 1/2 x 5 inches and Fresh Freesia pattern: 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
  • Soft Sea Foam 3/8 inch Seam Binding Ribbon: enough to make one small bow and to wrap around the Soft Sea Foam CS.
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Versamark Ink
  • Copper Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker
  • Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder

Instructions

  1. Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment (from the Pansy Patch stamp set) onto the strip of Petal Pink CS in Versamark Ink. Cover with the Copper Emboss Powder. Shake off the excess. Use the Heat Tool to set.
  2. Use the smooth oval on the Double Oval Punch to punch out the sentiment. Set aside.
  3. Emboss the front of the Petal Pink CS card base with the Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder.
  4. Adhere the Soft Sea Foam Splendid Day DSP to the Soft Sea Foam CS.
  5. Wrap the Soft Sea Foam 3/8 inch Seam Binding Ribbon around the Soft Sea Foam DSP/CS piece, about 1 inch up from the bottom.
  6. Adhere the Fresh Freesia Splendid Day DSP to the Petal Pink CS.
  7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Soft Sea Foam CS/DSP card piece to the left side of the front of the Petal Pink CS card base.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the right side of the Fresh Freesia DSP/Petal Pink CS and adhesive on the back of the left side. Adhere this to the front of the card base.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the Fresh Freesia DSP.
  10. Add the Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding bow with Mini Glue Dots.
  11. Color the ladybug on the Soft Sea Foam DSP with the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker. Apply 3 of the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the ladybug’s back.
  12. Add more Champagne Rhinestones if desired.

Voila! So fun!

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- June 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Season of Chic Thank You card

Season of Chic Thank You card

It’s another month–my doesn’t time go fast! I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! The theme for the Gallery is “Thank You”. We often forget those simple words – Thank you. It is so important to show your appreciation to the people in your lives who have inspired you, helped you, and supported you by sending them a thank you card.

The Season of Chic thank you card was made using the Season of Chic stamp set and coordinating Chic Dies. You can save 10% buy ordering the two in the Season of Chic bundle!

The Texture Chic 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP) is amazing!

Measurements and Supplies

  • Petal Pink Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Petal Pink CS: 1 x 5 1/2 inch for the sentiment and 5 x 5 inches to stamp the flowers on.
  • Soft Succulent CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and 3 x 4 inches to stamp the leaves on.
  • Texture Chic DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Gold Foil CS: 3 x 4 inches
  • Versamark ink
  • Gold Emboss Powder
  • Gold Brushed Metallic Dots
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhesive of choice

Instructions- Season of Chic Thank You Card

  1. Use the Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment “Thanks” onto the 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of Petal Pink CS. Apply the Gold Emboss Powder and use the Heat Tool to set.
  2. Use the Versamark Ink to stamp 2 solid flowers and 1 outlined flower onto the 5 x 5 inch Petal Pink CS. Stamp 2 outlined leaves and 1 solid leaf onto the 3 x 4 inch Soft Succulent CS. Emboss with the Gold Emboss Powder.
  3. Use the Chic Dies to cut out the flowers and leaves that are embossed.
  4. Use the outline dies for the leaf and flower to cut from the Gold Foil.
  5. Adhere the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Soft Succulent CS to the Petal Pink CS card base.
  6. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Texture Chic DSP to the Soft Succulent CS.
  7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment strip.
  8. Arrange the flowers and leaves as desired and adhere them to the card front.
  9. Embellish with the Gold Brushed Metallic Dots.
  10. Voila!

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Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, Avid Stamper, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Emboss Powder, Religious, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Angels of Peace Christmas Card

Today’s card is the Stampin’ Up!® Angels of Peace Christmas Card for Day 3 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge”!

Peace on Earth! I would really like to see more of that. As I said above, I am on Day 3 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. I will be blogging a new holiday card each day until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Catalog and order it in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

Disclaimer: This is a somewhat advanced card as there are several steps before you can put the card together. I used the Silver Emboss Powder, the Blending Brushes, Watercolor Pencils, the Wink of Stella, and the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in creating this fabulous card! I went through many different versions of this card before deciding on the final one.

This card will be submitted to The Paper Players PP569 Sketch Challenge.

Here is what you need to emboss: Silver Emboss Powder-Metallics, Versamark and the Heat Tool.

Measurements

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 3 x 5 inches and a 3/8 x 3 7/8 inch strip.
  • Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper (DSP): one 1 7/8 x 12 inch piece of the trees and night sky design. First cut a 5 1/8 inch piece with the tree on it. Then cut the remaining DSP into a 5 inch piece. Cut that piece at 2 1/2 inches to make two small rectangles. Trim 1/8 inch off the length on each piece. You will also need a 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch piece of the night sky.
  • Disregard the white and silver design as I ended up not using it in the final version.
  • Silver Foil: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Start out by making the sentiment. Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the “Peace on Earth” only. Stamp onto the 3/8 x 3 7/8 inch Basic White CS. Set aside.

Blending with the Blending Brushes

Use medium pressure as you put the Blending Brush to the Pacific Point Ink Pad. Move in small circles until you have some ink on the Blending Brush. Practice on a scrap piece of paper, moving the Blending Brush in circles. Try different amounts of pressure. Learn which pressure is needed to lightly apply the color to the paper. Blend the Pacific Point Ink onto the top and right side of one of the night sky pieces. Next, blend the ink onto the bottom and right side of the other night sky piece.

Apply the Pacific Point Ink to the top and left side of the tree piece. Blend ink onto the ends of the 1/2 x 3 7/8 inch night sky piece.

Here is how the Peaceful Place DSP pieces will fit together when they are adhered to the Silver Foil. The strip will be used on the inside of the card.

More Stamping

Create the inside of the card by stamping in Memento ink the sentiment “Blessings to you and yours this season and in the coming year” onto the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Stamp the snowflakes in Pacific Point ink. Adhere the 3/8 x 3 7/8 inch night sky piece to the bottom of the inside panel.

Heat Embossing the Angel

Steps for Heat Embossing:

  1. Apply an Anti-Static powder to the 3 x 5 inch Basic White CS.
  2. Use Versamark to stamp the angel onto the CS.
  3. Sprinkle the Silver Emboss Powder over the Versamark until it sticks to it evenly.
  4. Tap the paper to remove the Emboss Powder that is not stuck to the Versamark TIP: If you see some Silver Emboss Powder stuck in a place where it should not be, you can use the tip of a fine tip paint brush to remove the powder before heating.
  5. Heat the Heat Tool for about 10 seconds, then wave the heat over the Silver Emboss Powder until it is all melted. Let it cool.

Coloring the Angel

To create the angel the same way I did, you will need the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil. First apply an even but light layer on the dress. Then darken certain areas to make shadows. I am not great at the shadows. Just do what seems right for you. The hair is a light layer of the Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil. The face and hand are done in a very light layer of Calypso Coral. I did color the wings and the dove, but later wished I had left it alone. To finish the angel, use the Wink of Stella on the dress and wings.

Assembling the Card

Begin by adhering the Peaceful Place DSP pieces to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Silver Foil as shown. Next tie a bow with the 1 1/2 inch metallic Mesh Ribbon leaving long tails. Use glue dots to adhere to the card front. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the angel. Wrap the tails of the bow around her. Finish by adhering the sentiment.

Complete the card by adhering the Silver Foil panel to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Take care to know which panel has the inside sentiment on it so you adhere the Silver Foil to the correct side.

Add some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sky. Voila! You have made a beautiful, shining angel Christmas card.

Thanks for joining me for Day 3 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge”. I have a great 3D card for tomorrow!

Happy crafting!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Emboss Powder, Ornaments, Techniques, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Bright Baubles Gold Emboss Christmas Card

I am on Day 2 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. I will be blogging a new holiday card each day until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards!

This Stampin’ Up! Bright Baubles Gold Emboss Christmas Card is rather simple to make with the instructions that follow. The Bright Baubles stamp set is just fabulous! The ornaments are very ornate and elegant.

To be able to heat emboss you will need: Stampin’ Emboss Powder-Metallic, Versamark Ink and the Heat Tool which are found in the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. These supplies are pictured below with links to my Online Store.

Measurements

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS): 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Blackberry Bliss CS card base: 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Blackberry Bliss CS card front: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

Stamping

Stamp the sentiment first with Blackberry Bliss ink. Be sure to try it out on a scrap piece of paper to check the alignment. Follow by stamping one of each of the gorgeous ornaments. Finish with the sparkles on either side of the sentiment. Set aside.

Embossing

It takes practice to be able to get great images with the Gold Emboss Powder on a dark card stock. I strongly recommend purchasing an Anti-Static Powder bag or pouch. This helps prevent the emboss powder from sticking to other parts of the card piece, like to the oils from fingerprints. There are many anti-static pouches available from different suppliers. Also have a microfiber cloth on hand to get the powder off after embossing.

Start the embossing process by applying the anti-static powder to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Blackberry Bliss CS. Next stamp the image of the larger ornament in Versamark. Tap out some of the Gold Emboss Powder and move it around so it sticks to the Versamark. Take care not to touch it. Use the Heat Tool until all of the powder has melted. Follow by stamping the second ornament, applying the Gold Emboss Powder and using the Heat Tool. Repeat the process for the “JOY” sentiment.

Again repeat the embossing process for the sparkles. See how hazy the card piece looks? After the Gold Emboss Powder has cooled, use a microfiber cloth to gently rub off the anti-static powder.

Adhere the Gold Embossed Blackberry Bliss CS to the front of the Blackberry Bliss card base. Adhere the stamped Very Vanilla CS card piece to the inside of the card base.

Add some Gilded Gems and Voila! you have a gorgeous elegant handmade Christmas card!

I hope you enjoy trying this card for yourself. I actually ended up making several. The other emboss powders in the Metallics set are silver and copper. Try them out on different colors of card stock to see how fabulous they are!

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Thank you very much for stopping by to see my 2nd day of the 12 Day Christmas Card Challenge! See you tomorrow for day 3!

Theresa

Posted in Avid Stamper, Birthday, Emboss Powder, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Nature

Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Fun Fold Friday Birthday Card

Hello and Happy Friday! I am so happy to be so close to the weekend! Today I am sharing my Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Fun Fold Friday Birthday Card! Yes, Fun Fold Friday is back!

Disclaimer: Today’s card is a little challenging. I am using few techniques. Let me know if you have any comments or questions about the instructions.

Today I have a very special card to share. My neighbor, who I have know for about 23 years, is turning 98! I am so excited for her! I am giving her this card to help her celebrate! Happy Birthday Jane!

The Card Base

Using the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer I created the card base in Soft Succulent Card Stock (CS) with the measurements as shown above. All of the lines are scored except the two vertical lines at 1 1/4 inches and 4 1/4 inches which run from 1 inch to 5 1/4 inches in length. You will need to cut the paper along those lines. Fold as shown above.

Measurements

The first layer is Evening Evergreen CS. You will need two 1 x 3 inch pieces, a 3 x 2 3/4 inch piece and a
5 1/4 x 3/4 inch piece. The patterned paper is some of the Ever Eden Cotton Paper that I embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. You can see how to make your own patterned paper HERE. Each measurement is 1/8 inch smaller than the Evening Evergreen CS. You will need two 7/8 x 2 7/8 inch pieces, a 2 7/8 x 2 5/8 inch piece and a 5 1/8 x 5/8 inch piece. If 1/8 inches drives you nuts, you could decrease the Evening Evergreen CS measurements by 1/4 inch instead. The border would be a bit thicker.

The Gold Foil circle is from the Tasteful Labels Dies. The square is made using Partial Die Cutting with a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The small flower sprigs are in the Eden Dies. The center photo shows the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set die cut with the Layered Circle Dies. The leaves and berries image is from the Eden’s Garden stamp set. This is fussy cut.

Putting the Card Base Together

The first step is to adhere the Gold Embossed Ever Eden Cotton Paper to the Evening Evergreen CS. I used a thin layer of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue spread with my finger on the back of the Embossed Cotton Paper. Then adhere these card pieces to the corresponding spot on the card base.

Adhere the 2 7/8 x 2 5/8 inch Gold Embossed Ever Eden Cotton Paper to the 3 x 2 3/4 inch Evening Evergreen CS. Follow by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Gold Foil scalloped piece. Adhere this card piece to the center of the card base.

Adding The Decor

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the stamped leaves and berries card piece to the center of the Gold Foil scalloped square. Adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment to the Gold Foil circle. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom half to adhere it to the front of the card base. Note: I put the Stampin’ Dimensionals only in the center of the stamped leaves and berries piece so that I can insert the flower sprigs around the edges.

Insert several of the Evening Evergreen CS flower sprigs around the sentiment and around the leaves and berries image. Add the Gold Foil flower sprigs.

Add a 5 1/4 x 3 inch Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the card. I stamped a few leaves at the edge in Evening Evergreen ink.

Bling!

Now for some Bling! The Garden Gems are really interesting. They appear to be Evening Evergreen with gold accents, but when photographed turn blue and red in places! Very cool!

Voila! You have a very special birthday card that is a little challenging but worth the effort!

It was so nice to have you drop by today. I hope you try this card out. This particular fun fold lends itself to many great cards!

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Theresa

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- November 2021- Stampin’ Up!® Eden’s Garden Thank You card

Hello and welcome to Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts! Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You.

In this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and then take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the Vote For Me button at the end of this blog or by clicking HERE. I would be so grateful if you stop by and vote for my card!

Here is my Eden’s Garden Thank You card. The card is made more elegant by embossing with the Gold Emboss Powder onto the Ever Eden Cotton Paper and using the Gold Foil Sheets with the Eden Dies. The extra sparkle on the flower sprig is from the Garden Gems. The sentiment is part of the Nature’s Harvest stamp set which has a coordinating label die in the Harvest Dies.

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Measurements

Card Base: Soft Succulent Card Stock (CS) 10 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 3 and 7 1/4 inches.

Basic White CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

Ever Eden Cotton Paper: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Evening Evergreen CS: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Gold Foil Sheet: 5 1/2 x 2 inches

The sentiment label is created with a die cut Gold Foil Flower Sprig from the Eden Dies, an Evening Evergreen CS Stitched Rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies and a label from the Harvest Dies. I used the Nature’s Harvest stamp set for the “Thank You” which is stamped in Evening Evergreen ink.

How To Emboss the Ever Eden Cotton Paper

When I first felt the Ever Eden Cotton paper it reminded me of tissue paper used in wrapping gifts, but thicker. The paper cuts well with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer. Be sure you have a fairly new blade. Cut the paper into four 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch pieces. In the photo on the left, I stamped one type of leaf in Versamark and used the Gold Emboss Powder followed by the Heat Tool. As you can see in the second photo, I stamped and embossed a second type of leaf.

In the left-hand photo, I stamped and embossed a third type of leaf. To finish it off, I stamped a fourth type of leaf. The resulting design turned out to make a great pattern!

How To Assemble the Card

Use the gorgeous Eden Dies to cut a border on the 5 1/2 x 2 inch Gold Foil Sheet, the 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) and the edge of the 3 inch left hand panel on the card base.

Use the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut the Eden Cotton Paper that has been embossed into two 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 inch strips. Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue spread thinly and evenly to adhere the Ever Eden Cotton Paper to the panels on the card base as shown.

Adhere the Gold Foil and the Evening Evergreen die cuts together as shown. Adhere them to the lower panel as shown.

When you fold it up, it will look like this.

For the inside of this card I stamped another sentiment from Nature’s Harvest. To make it more interesting I stamped off once then stamped the main floral image from Eden’s Garden over the sentiment.

Add the Evening Evergreen CS Stitched Rectangle label to the card front applying adhesive only to the left side. Adhere the Basic White CS “Thank You” label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add the Gold Foil floral sprig and the Garden Gems.

The Completed Card

Voila! You have a gorgeous elegant Thank You Card!

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I am so happy you came to visit today! I hope you have some time to craft and make this gorgeous card!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Emboss Powder, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Techniques

Thank You Card for Bruno and Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- August 2021 with Daisy Garden by Stampin’ Up!®

Thank you for joining me today for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so excited to show you a Thank You card made with product from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different Thank You cards from around the world! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration!

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I am grateful to have customers who support me and I send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers who ordered during the summer.

I really enjoyed making this card using Embossing and the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

Embossing

I chose the Evening Evergreen Card Stock as my background because I wanted a nice contrast. The first step is to stamp the Daisy Garden stamp onto the Evening Evergreen CS with Versamark ink and use the White Emboss Powder. Be sure to let the powder cool after using the Heat Tool. You don’t want the melted Emboss Powder to smear when you try to color the daisies. I ended up just coloring the flowers. When I colored the stems, it did not really show up well.

Coloring

This is a close up of my coloring. I applied the Light Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers to the entire flower. Then I used the Dark Polished Pink around the center of the flowers. I used the Light Polished Pink again to blend the colors together.

I experimented with several different colors for these daisies.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

Voila! You have a fairly quick and simple Thank You card.

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Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Emboss Powder, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Emboss Powder

Free As A Bird Thank You Card for Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- March 2021

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! My thank you cards are made with the Free As A Bird stamp set. Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world!

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. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate your support.

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 fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of March.

I am looking forward to Spring with the flowers blooming and the birds singing. So much so that I was inspired to make this card. The Free As A Bird stamp set is perfect!

I colored the birds with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. The flowers are Magenta Madness. The leaves are colored in Granny Apple Green to match the background Designer Series Paper(DSP) from the Artistry Blooms DSP. The “Thanks” sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. The sentiment is embossed in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder with Memento ink on an oval of Vellum Card Stock.

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Have a wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Emboss Powder, Halloween, Punch Art

Stampin’ Up!® Ghostly Halloween Greetings and the Emboss Powder Technique

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 Supplies Here 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