Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Blender Pen, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Guys cards, Masculine, Masking Technique, Techniques, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas Card

I am on Day 6 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’® Up! Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas card. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes 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! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

The Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas Card is being submitted to the Cardz4Guyz Card Challenge #285 Shades of Brown. Stop by the Cardz4Guyz blog to get more ideas on cards for guys.

Measurements

Peaceful Cabin Masculine Christmas Card

  • Early Espresso Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
  • Soft Suede CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside), 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches (front) and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Note: the front is slightly smaller than the inside.
  • Early Espresso 1/4 inch Faux Suede Trim: 8 inches

How to Use the Blending Brushes

First place your 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Very Vanilla CS card piece on a scrap of paper. Apply slight pressure as you move the brush in a circular motion on the Crumb Cake ink pad. Tap onto the scrap paper. Then apply light pressure and move in a circular motion along the edge of the card piece. Start light and go slow. You can go over the area until it is as dark as you desire.

I wanted the very edge to be a little darker than the border of the card piece. You can hold the card piece up and scrape the Blending Brush on the very edge to accomplish this look.

To finish up with the Blending Brushes, stamp the sentiment “May You Enjoy The Peace of this beautiful season” in Early Espresso ink onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Elegant Tag Punch. Use the Blending Brush with the Crumb Cake ink to blend the ink around the edges of the Elegant Punch.

Stamping

Stamp the cabin in Soft Suede ink onto the 4 x 51/4 inch Very Vanilla CS that has been shaded with the Blending Brush. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color on the cabin.

The tree stamp in the Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a group of 3 trees on one stamp. I cut my trees apart so that I would have more flexibility in using the trees.

Masking

Stamp the cabin onto some sticky paper and fussy cut. Lay it over the cabin on the Very Vanilla CS. Using the Soft Suede Ink, stamp some trees around the cabin.

I used the single stamp of the tree to stamp a tree on the right side of the cabin.

Sometimes when you stamp over another piece of paper, the image doesn’t take near the edge of the paper. Use the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to make the tree image complete.

More Stamping

Stamp the small snowflakes in Crumb Cake ink around the cabin. In the Snowman Season stamp set, there is a group of snowflakes. I stamped these in Crumb Cake ink, Stamping Off once, around the border of the card piece.

Fill in with the small snowflakes as you desire.

Stamp the little dog (or fox) in Crumb Cake. Use the Blender Pen to smooth out the color.

The 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS is the inside of the card. Use the Blending Brush and the Crumb Cake Ink to blend some shadow in the upper left and lower right-hand corner. Stamp some trees in Soft Suede Ink in the lower right-hand corner. Use the small snowflakes and Crumb Cake Ink in both corners. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Snowman Season in Early Espresso Ink.

Assembling the Card

Punch an Elegant Tag from both the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Early Espresso and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Cut the Early Espresso tag and the Soft Suede tag in half. Use the Soft Suede CS on the top of the back of the Very Vanilla CS tag. Adhere the bottom half of the Early Espresso tag to the bottom of the Very Vanilla CS tag.

Make a loop with the 1/4 inch Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and adhere to the back to the back of the Elegant Tag with Mini Glue Dots.

Adhere the Very Vanilla CS with the “Merry Christmas” to the inside of the Early Espresso CS card base. For the card front, first adhere the cabin Very Vanilla CS to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Soft Suede CS. Then adhere the cabin piece to the front of the card base. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Elegant Tag sentiment to the left side of the card front.

Voila! You have a masculine Christmas card for your favorite guy! Stop by the Cardz4Guyz to see more masculine cards.

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Have a wonderful weekend! We will be getting ready for Christmas. I have packages to get ready to mail. My husband just put all the lights on the house. Now for the tree and getting the Christmas cards ready to mail!

Enjoy the season!

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!

The complete list of supplies will be at the end of the blog.

Retiring Products from the July – December Mini Catalog

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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 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Gratitude/ Thanks, Techniques

Bruno and Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- September 2021 Thank You Cards with the Alcohol Technique

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 using the Alcohol Technique with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers by Stampin’ Up!®. The markers are available in the 2021-22 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 so grateful to have customers who support me. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers who ordered during the last 3 months.

The Alcohol Technique with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers is so much fun! My sister was visiting and I let her try it. She had a ball! This card is made with Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy. This card is a regular A2 size card. I will not be describing the technique here, I did describe it in detail on my blog from September 6, 2021. The sentiment label comes from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I will show you a lot of examples of my thank you cards. I used 2 stamp sets for the “Thank You” sentiment. The larger “Thank You” is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. The small “Thanks” is in the From All Of Us stamp set. These cards are all from the Basic White Notecards and Envelopes #159232. Colors used include: Fresh Freesia with Blackberry Bliss, Misty Moonlight with Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry alone (I just realized the Rich Razzleberry is retired, sorry).

These are both note cards as well. The one on the left is with Bermuda Bay and Misty Moonlight. The card on the right is with Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry.

I used the Stitched Triangle Dies to create the notecard on the right. Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy help create the card on the right.

So as you can see, each time you do the Alcohol Technique is turns out to be unique!

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures. Look through the list below to see who is next in line for the Blog Hop.

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Happy Stamping!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Animals, Blends Alcohol Technique, Guys cards, Sea, Techniques

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #278- Things With Tails and Stampin’ Up!® Turtle Friends with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique

I have such an exciting and fun card to share today! The cute Turtle Friends stamp set and Turtle Punch come together with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique for this cute card.

Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique

What you will need to do this technique is 99% Isopropyl Alcohol, a plastic dish for the alcohol, a paint brush, a straw, vellum card stock and the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I recommend the Stampin’ Up! brand of vellum because it is thicker than the other brand I tried. The thicker vellum doesn’t curl as much when it dries.

I cut my vellum card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Using a light, medium and dark color of Stampin’ Blends Marker, I randomly colored in blotches to fill the paper. Here I am using Dark Fresh Freesia, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Blackberry Bliss. (For the turtle card, I used Dark Pool Party, Dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.)

I filled in the spaces for this piece with the Dark Misty Moonlight. Next, dip the paint brush in the dish with the alcohol in it, and then dab it onto the vellum card stock. You can blow through the straw to help the alcohol spread, making neat patterns with the ink. I used my Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool to spread the alcohol and also to dry it. Use the low setting so you don’t melt the vellum.

When the vellum card stock is dried, use a glue stick or spread the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue in a thin continuous layer on the back. Adhere to a piece of Basic White Card Stock. Now you just get the other basic pieces for a card together and Viola! you have a fun and cool card!

Back to the Turtle Card

The Scalloped Contour Dies make the waves on the Vellum Alcohol Technique card piece, as well as on a 5 x 1 1/2 inch Misty Moonlight Card Stock piece. These were adhered together slightly layered, then adhered to a 5 x 3 3/4 inch Pool Party Card Stock embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next, the Pool Party card piece was adhered to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Misty Moonlight Card Stock. To finish, adhere the Misty Moonlight/Pool Party card piece to the front of a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Basic White Card Stock card base.

Now for the turtles. The images were stamped onto Basic White Card Stock in Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay and Light Misty Moonlight. Bermuda Bay ink was used to stamp the turtle’s shell. The little bird and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment were stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. I used a scrap of the Alcohol Technique card piece on the inside.

Add a few blue rhinestones from the Holiday Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Voila! You have a fun and cute birthday card for your favorite little guy!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the Cardz4Guyz blog to see other great card ideas with the theme # 278-Things With Tails.

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Happy Stamping!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Emboss Powder, 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.

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures. Look through the list below to see who is next in line for the Blog Hop.

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Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Animals, Easter, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® Springtime Joy Pop-Up Easter Card

Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have a Springtime Joy Pop-Up Easter Card using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series paper. Thank you to Jana Muller of Jana’s Paperdreams for the pop-up card idea!

This fun Easter pop-up card is actually fairly simple to make. I made about 20 of them to sell at a Bazaar I did last weekend. I also sent one to each of my siblings.

Measurements

Measurements: Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 inch oval die-cut (from the Layering Ovals Dies) and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured); Gorgeous Grape CS: 3 x 4 inches scored at 1, 2 and 3 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches with a score line at 1 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Using the Gorgeous Grape ink stamp the sentiment “Easter is a lovely reminder of new beginnings” toward the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.

Stamp whichever critter you like in the Memento ink and color with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. For this card I ended up using the cute sheep and the basket of eggs. The colors of Stampin’ Blends for the sheep are Gray Granite and Smoky Slate. The flowers are colored in Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Just Jade and Daffodil Delight. I colored the Easter basket with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and used Petal Pink, Purple Posy, Balmy Blue and So Saffron for the Easter eggs.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Hydrangea Hill DSP to the front of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base by applying the adhesive ONLY to the outer edge.

The next step is to use the Stitched Shapes Die Cuts and cut out the center of the card front. We will not be using the DSP oval for this card. We will be using the Gorgeous Grape CS stitched oval.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Gorgeous Grape CS card base. Open the card and adhere the Basic White CS sentiment card piece to the inside.

Assembling the Pop Up

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 1, 2 nd 3 inch score lines on the 3 x 4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. Fold in half with the open end on top.

Apply a strong adhesive to the upper 1/4, turn the card piece around and adhere to the center of the inside of the card. The open ends should be on top.

Apply a strip of adhesive to the upper edge of the folded 3 x 4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS and then close the card to adhere it.

When you open the card it should look like this. This is the pop-up box for your sheep.

Fold the 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS card piece at the 1 1/4 inch score line. The lengths will be uneven. Apply adhesive to the top portion of the longer side.

Turn the card piece over and adhere it to the center of the Pop-up box.

Adhere the Basic White CS oval to the Gorgeous Grape CS stitched oval. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sheep and the Easter basket to the oval.

Apply adhesive to the tab and press the stitched oval card piece into place. Hold until secure.

Viola! You have just created a cute pop-up Easter card!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you give this a try. The first time may be a little challenging, but then it is a breeze!

Sorry I missed a few days this week. I was more busy than I expected for the craft bazaar I did with my friends Amanda and Christy. And I was totally exhausted afterward! I just needed a few days to recover. Bazaars are a lot of work!

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Have a great weekend and a Blessed Easter!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, Butterfly, Gilded Leafing, Masking Technique, Stamparatus, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance and Masking Technique

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday Techniques! Today I am using the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance and Masking Technique. I will be using the Stamparatus and if you do not know what one is, I will show you how the Stamparatus makes stamping a large image very easy.

This gorgeous card is really easy to create. In addition to the Masking Technique, I also used the Tear and Tape with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment which is such an easy way to add a lot of sparkle!

Measurements:

Measurements: Mango Melody Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 6 x 6 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured).

Stamparatus

The Stamparatus is a stamp positioner tool which helps you stamp perfect crisp, dark images every time. The Stamparatus comes with 2 magnets which I have wrapped in Duct Tape to make it easier to pick them up off of the plate. The dark foam mat is to use with the Photopolymer Stamps. The Stamparatus also comes with 2 hinged plates. You may purchase yours HERE.

Stamping with the Stamparatus and the Masking Technique