Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Animals, beginner stamper, Easter, Fun/Fancy fold card, Spring, 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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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

To begin making this card, adhere some removable sticky note tape in a diagonal across the 6 x 6 inch Basic White CS. Place the Basic White CS on the Stamparatus as shown. Leave a little border around the paper.

Lay the Butterfly Brilliance stamp onto the paper where you want it. Close the hinged plate and press firmly so that the stamp will stick to it.

Open up the hinged plate. Apply the Memento Black ink using a stamp case underneath to help stabilize the opened plate. Close and press firmly all around. This stamp is lighter that I would like, so all I need to do is re-ink the stamp and close the hinge again. It keeps the stamp in perfect alignment.

When the butterflies are stamped dark enough, remove the 6 x 6 Basic White CS and peel the sticky note tape off.

I had started to color in the butterflies but realized I should stamp the sentiment first, in case it did not turn out right. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink.

Now use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the butterflies. These markers are great because they blend together and leave a nicely colored image without any lines where layers overlap. The colors I used are : So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Dark Pumpkin Pie.

Gilded Leafing Embellishment Technique

Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the sides of the sentiment. This is where the Gilded Leafing will stick.

I store my Gilded Leafing in a box about 1/2 the size of a shoe box. I just lay the card on the Gilded Leafing and press down a little.

When you pull it out of the box there will be a lot of Gilded Leafing on the card piece. Just brush it away and then use a Stampin’ Sponge to get all of the small pieces of the Leafing away.

Adhere the stamped and Gilded Butterfly Brilliance card piece to the front of the Mango Melody CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside of the card base.

Viola! You have a beautiful birthday card to send off to some one special. And you learned 2 Techniques!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Aqua Painters, Coloring Techniques, Gratitude/ Thanks, Outdoors, Techniques, Watercolor Techniques

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Program Blog Hop- March 2021-Thank You with Dragonfly Garden

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s creations.

I used a Watercolor Technique that I recently made up to create a serene background for the dragonfly. The dragonfly is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, There is a Dragonflies Punch also! The sentiment, which I love, is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. All of these products and more can be viewed in the 2021 January to June Stampin’ Up!® Catalog HERE and purchased HERE.

Watercolor Technique

To create this watercolor you will need some of the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper on page 153 in the Annual Catalog and the Water Painters set on page 147. Apply a fair amount of water on the Watercolor paper where you would like the horizon to be.

Draw a line through the water with light pressure using a Stampin’ Write Marker. Here I used the Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker. Using the Water Painter, move some of the ink upward as a tree line.

Be sure the area is still quite wet and run the Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker in a straight line under the Shaded Spruce line. Again use the Water Painter to spread the color downward to form a lake. I did use a little of the Pacific Point color above the Shaded Spruce color to create a sky.

Apply more water and draw another line of Shaded Spruce. Spread with the Water Painter to make the trees a little darker. Repeat using the Pacific Point and spread downward to darken the lake.

I used the smaller Water Painter to color the dragonfly’s wings with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink before using the Dragonflies Punch to punch it out.

I made a thinner version of the watercolor for the inside of the card.

Viola! That is all there is to it!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please click on the button below to go to the gallery and vote for my card. I would really appreciate your support.

I hope you all have a very creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, flowers, Friendship, Love/Affection, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom Baby Wipe Technique

Hello! Today I have an oldie but a goodie for you! Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom stamp set is great for the Baby Wipe Technique. This is a messy, but fun technique. This reminds me of tie-dyed t-shirts!

For today’s Baby Wipe Technique we will be using: Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape and Pacific Point Stampin’ Ink Refills.

Measurements

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

Preparing the Baby Wipe

You will need a Standard Stamp Case. Place 2 Baby Wipes folded in half, so there are 4 layers, into the stamp case.

The colors of Stampin’ Ink Refills: Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green.

I started with the Pacific Point ink. Add drops of each color until the Baby Wipe is covered with ink.

Stamping

The Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom stamp set is ideal for this technique because the stamps are solid.

Lay the stamps on the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS as desired.

Pick up all of the stamps with the E Clear Block. Lay the stamps on the Baby Wipes. Let this stamps absorb the ink for about 10 seconds. You may tap the stamps on the ink a little, but too much will make the colors all muddy.

Let the stamps on the block lay on the # 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS for about 10 seconds to allow the paper to absorb the ink.

Remove the stamp and Viola! you have a unique and beautiful card ready to go!

Putting It All Together

Adhere the stamped card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. You may also choose to use any of the other colors of ink to use for the background CS.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold in the Basic White CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then adhere the stamped card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Viola! You have a beautiful and unique card to let someone know how amazing they are!

Thank you for stopping by for this technique today! I hope you will try it. It is lots of fun!

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The Butterfly Bouquet is available starting March 1, 2021 until May 3, 2021. Be sure to order soon as the Butterfly Bijou 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is only available while supplies last. Shop HERE.

Have a most wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, Bleach Technique, Butterfly, Gratitude/ Thanks, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop with Kylie & Bruno Bertucci Demonstrator Training Program

Hello and Welcome to my blog for the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop. This blog hop is put on by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Program includes Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. You are on Theresa’s Treasures blog written by Theresa McEntee in Arizona in the USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following to the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the inspiration that awaits you!

This gorgeous butterfly Thank You card is made using the Bleach Technique. I just love how different colors come out after some color is bleached. For this card I used Pretty Peacock Card Stock (CS) and the bleached images appear to be Granny Apple Green!

Preparing the Bleach

The most important part of the Bleaching Technique is to have a good bleach “ink” pad. I used 4 layers of an absorbent paper towel in a Standard Stamp Case and soaked the paper towels with straight household bleach.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Granny Apple Green CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Pretty Peacock CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 1 inch strip.

Stampin with Bleach

Let the stamp sit in the bleach-soaked paper towel for about 10 seconds. Then pat the stamp on that paper towel a few times then place it on the 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Pretty Peacock CS. Leave it sit for about 5 minutes to ensure that the bleach will soak into the paper. If you have too much bleach, let it sit for a shorter period of time.

See the magic when you remove the stamp!

Stamping

I used the “Thank You” sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and stamped it in Pretty Peacock ink onto the 1 inch Very Vanilla CS strip.

Assemble the Card

Begin to assemble the card by adhering the bleached card piece to the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Granny Apple Green CS. Next adhere that piece to the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base.

Add the “Thank You” sentiment to the card front.

Viola! That’s all there is to it.

Note: it is only recommended that you use the Bleach Technique on the red rubber stamps, not on the Photopolymer stamps. Be sure to rinse the stamp with a copious amount of water to remove any residual bleach.

Try the Bleach Technique with any of the colors of cardstock and be surprised by the color that comes up after bleaching the paper.

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Have a wonderful and beautiful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Butterfly, flowers, Nature, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Techniques

Wacky Wednesday Ghost Stamping Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday where I explore different techniques for card making. Today I am showing the Ghost Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!® I recently learned this technique from Frenchie Martin. It is a bit messy, but a lot of fun!

The Flower And Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration, but only for 6 more days! I will have more information about Sale-a-bration at the end of the instructions.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches (not shown); Flower & Field DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 x 4 inches (the Basic White CS piece pictured here is larger than what you need as I changed the card while I was photographing it).

Stamping

The only stamping outside of the Ghost Stamping Technique is the sentiment. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings onto the 1 x 4 inch Basic White CS strip.

Ghost Stamping Technique

Clear Embossing

The first step is to prepare the stamps. I selected 3 of the In Bloom flowers and positioned them in the right-hand corner. I used a D size acrylic block to pick up all three stamps.

The second step is to use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it to. Stamp the trio of flowers in Versamark onto the Flower & Field DSP in the right lower corner. Note: Stampin’ Up! no longer sells the Embossing Buddy but it is available from most online craft stores.

The third step is to apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Versamark. Tip: For ease I have poured a few of the little containers of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder into a plastic container.

Next use the Heat Tool to melt the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be sure to melt the entire image. When you hold it in the light, the entire image should be shiny. If it is dull, apply more heat.

In a similar manner, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Wishes onto the Flower & Field DSP and apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Use the Heat Tool again to melt the butterfly image.

Appling the Memento Ink

For the next step, ensure that your Memento ink is well inked. Use a scrap paper under your card piece. Drag the Memento Black ink pad over the top of the Flower & Field DSP and the images stamped in the Versamark and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. You may need to go over it several times to get it dark enough. I like that there is a vague pattern from the Flowers & Field DSP showing through the Memento Black ink.

Use a dry Baby Wipe to rub off the black ink that is on the clear embossed images.

Viola! That is Ghost Stamping!

Putting the Card Together

Prepare the sentiment by using the Classic Label Punch to first punch out the “Happy Day” stamped on the Basic White CS. I punched the sentiment out so it was closer the right end. Punch out a label from the 1 x 4 inch Flirty Flamingo CS.

Next adhere the sentiment to the Flirty Flamingo CS Classic Label with a little of the Flirty Flamingo CS showing on the right end. Trim the sentiment card piece with your Paper Snips.

To assemble the card, first adhere the Ghost Stamping card piece to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Flirty Flamingo CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS. Next adhere the Flirty Flamingo/Ghost Stamping card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finish the card by adhering the sentiment as shown.

Viola! You have a very unique card to wish someone a Happy Day!

Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you will give this technique a try.

Sale-a-bration will be ending in 6 days! Remember that for every $50 you order from the 2021 January-June Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, you may choose FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I will have a PDF to download for each of these below. The Flower & Field DSP used for today’s card is a FREE product from the brochure. Get you order in soon so that you do not miss out!

Thank you to all of you who place an order. If you order in the next 6 days, I will send you a FREE package of Rhinestones.

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