Hello fellow stampers, crafters and card makers! I am going to have to resume Fun Fold Friday next Friday. I received my vaccination and have been experiencing a great deal of muscle aches and fatigue. I am sure I will recover by next week so that I can get Simple Stamping Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday Techniques and Fun Fold Friday to you.
Wow! Christmas is almost here! It seems I have been making Christmas cards forever! Today’s Stampin’ Up!® Merry Moose Christmas Cards are very special because they are for my customers. I love my customers! They are the life of my business. With this in mind, the Stampin’ Up!® Statement of the Heart is really true for me “To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments, in this we make a difference.”
The Merry Moose stamp set and Moose Punch are just so fun! And the “Merry Christmoose” sentiment adds a little humor. The background for the card is from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper (DSP). So, let’s get started!
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 /12 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Pretty Peacock CS: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches and 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches; Feels Like Frost DSP: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; Whisper White CS: 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches; Soft Suede CS: 3 x 4 inches and Cherry Cobbler CS: 1 1/2 x 2 inches. Alternatively, on some cards I used Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Shaded Spruce in place of the Pretty Peacock.
Starting with the Soft Suede ink, stamp the inside of the Whisper White CS card base with the little racoon and then with the sentiment “enjoy the stillness of the season”. Similarly, stamp the moose onto the Soft Suede CS on one side. Note: Remember to use a catalog, magazine, or the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a great image with the Photopolymer Stamps.
Switching to the Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment “Merry Chrismoose” onto the right hand side of the 3/4 x 3 7/8 inch Whisper White CS. Continuing with the Cherry Cobbler ink stamp the scarf onto the Cherry Cobbler CS.
Putting it all Together
Fussy cut the scarf and then use the Moose Punch to punch out the moose. Next use adhesive to adhere the scarf to the moose, and the sentiment strip to the 7/8 x 3 7/8 inch Pretty Peacock CS.
Apply adhesive to the Feels Like Frost DSP and then adhere it to the Pretty Peacock CS. Next adhere the card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base. To top it off add the sentiment strip.
Complete the card by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the moose to the card front on the sentiment strip.
Viola! You have made a fun Christmas card! I am trying to send one to every customer. If I perchance miss you, please leave me a comment or PM me on my Facebook page HERE.
Over the first 15 days of December I made 15 Christmas cards for you to see on my Home page HERE.
Thank you all for joining me today for this jolly Christmas card. I hope you all have a very safe and joyous Holiday Season!
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Since saying “Thank You” to others is such an important gesture I decided to break from the Halloween and Fall cards to make a fun Thank You card that uses the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP). Artistry Blooms is one of the many Designer Series Papers currently available for 15% off. More on that below.
I just love the Artistry Blooms DSP because of all the bright colors and abstract patterns.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches and 2 x 4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 3 x 5 inches; Magenta Madness CS: 2 x 4 1/4 inches; Artistry Blooms DSP: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 1 3/4 x 4 inches.
Peaceful Moments is a really great sentiment stamp set for the beginner. It has most of the major categories included: Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Sympathy, and Thank you.
Using Magenta Madness ink, stamp the sentiment “Thank You” onto the 2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Timeless Label Punch. Believe it or not, that is it for the stamping.
Adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches Artistry Blooms DSP to the 3 x 5 inches Mango Melody CS. Then adhere the 1 3/4 x 4 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 2 x 4 1/4 inch Magenta Madness CS.
Fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Adhere the Mango Melody CS and DSP card piece to the left side of the card front. I try to leave a white border on the left side, the top and the bottom that are roughly equal, about 1/4 inch. Add the Magenta Madness CS and DSP card piece so that the right white border is the same as the left white border.
Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment “Thank You” to the card front. This card is perfectly fine the way it is. However, I wanted to add some butterflies and Bling! to dress the card up a bit.
I cut a 2 inch strip of the Artistry Blooms DSP in a pattern that would show up against the two patterns already on the card. I punched out one large and two small butterflies with the Butterfly Duet Punch.
I used the Bone Folder to curl the ends of the butterfly’s wings.
I put them on the card and moved them around until I felt I had a nice balance.
Now for the Bling! I used the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots in the Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee colors in the center of the butterflies.
Viola! You have a colorful thank you card to send off! A card that expresses gratitude is really beneficial not only to the recipient of the card but also to the sender. I think if the card is made by the sender, the sender benefits even more! Good feelings all around!
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Hello creative people! I am going on a road trip with my husband to see my Army son in Kentucky. I will be out of touch until October 20, 2020. We decided it would be safer to drive, but now there is Hurricane Delta that will be in our path. Wish us luck!
This Outdoor Barbecue card is made for the Cards 4 Guyz Challenge #239: Use ink and/or Paint.
I used Stampin’ Up! products to make this card. The ink colors are: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Memento. The cardstock are: Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White. The stamp set is Outdoor Barbecue. I made the utensils using Silver Foil cardstock and the Apron Builder framelits.
Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2 inches, 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches and 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches; Basic Black 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches. The Silver Roil (not shown) is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. I later added the red strip to the card front which is 3 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches of Real Red CS .
I stamped the sentiment “Love is in the Air -Oh wait, that’s BBQ” and the grill in Memento ink onto the 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Whisper White CS.
After squeezing the Smoky Slate ink pad, I used the Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen to apply a light color to the grill.
Clean the Blender Pen on a scrap of paper by writing until the tip is clear again. I used the Crumb Cake ink to for the wood on the grill.
The hamburger is done in Crumb Cake ink. The ketchup bottle is in Real Red ink and the flames are in Pumpkin Pie ink.
Next, adhere the stamped piece to the largest Basic Black CS. Adhere this to the card front. Adhere the barbecue grill to the smaller Basic Black CS.
I originally was going to adhere the barbecue grill to the card directly onto the stamped piece. I thought this looked a little “blah”, so I decided to add a Real Red CS strip.
I used the Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped grill piece to add dimension to the card front.
Finally I added the Silver Foil utensils. Viola! You have a really nice card for your favorite guy!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I know it may be too late to send a Valentine’s Day card at this point, but I had fun making this one and wanted to share it with you. It is so simple!
This is the same photo as the last blog. Today I will go over how to make the card on the left.
This card uses the sentiment from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set in the Annual Catalog, Meant to Be.
Measurements:Whisper White card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches; Real Red CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 1 1/2 inches; From My Heart Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 x 3 3/4 inches of the mosaic heart design, the red foil heart from the large foil heart design and a 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 inch strip of the foil dot design.
Stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day” in Real Red ink onto the 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. This is a red rubber stamp so you do not need the Stampin’ Pierce mat.
The Heart Punch Pack contains two heart punches. One with a smooth edge and one with a scalloped edge.
Use the smooth-edged Heart Punch to punch the sentiment out.
Use the Scalloped-edged Heart Punch to punch out the red foil heart.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the heart with the sentiment.
Adhere the sentiment heart to the scalloped red foil heart.
Adhere the mosaic heart pattern of the From My Heart DSP to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Real Red CS.
Adhere the 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 inch foil dot pattern of the From My Heart DSP to the 4 x 1 1/2 inch Real Red CS.
Adhere the 4 x 1 1/2 inch Real Red CS with the dotted design of the From My Heart DSP to the heart mosaic design piece.
Use your Bone Folder to fold the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS on the 4 1/4 inch score line. This will give you a nice crisp fold. This is your card base.
Adhere the mosaic heart card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the heart sentiment piece.
Adhere the heart sentiment piece to the card front.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow to the card front.
And Viola! you have a beautiful and simple Valentine’s Day card to share with someone you love!
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Stampin’ Up! supplies used include: Stamp Set: Meant To Be #148626; Punch: Heart Punch Pack #151292; Paper: Whisper White CS #100730, Real Red CS #102482 and the From My Heart DSP #151189; Ink: Real Red #147084; Clear Blocks C #118486; Bone Folder #102300; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Mini Glue Dots #103683 and Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Embellishments: Real Red 3/8 inch Double-stitched satin ribbon #151115.
Hello everyone! I had planned a post for today but my computer is not cooperating. I keep getting a “Catastrophic Failure” when I try to transfer my photos from my Pixel 2 to my Windows 10 on my desk top. I am working on this and hope to have a post to you soon! If any of you would like to comment and give me some assistance, it would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day!