Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Friendship, Gilded Leafing, Heart, Love/Affection, Sponging technique, Techniques, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Gilded Leafing Embellishment- More Techniques for Wacky Wednesday

Stampin’ Up!® Gilded Leafing Embellishment is so fun to use! I introduced the Gilded Leafing last Wednesday and showed a couple of ways to use it. Today I want to expand upon that blog by showing you a few more techniques for using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

This card is made using the Meant To Be and Heart to Heart stamp sets which are in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. The Heart Punch Pack is also in the Annual Catalog.

Measurements

Measurements: Merry Merlot Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Merry Merlot CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Gold Foil Sheets: 1 x 5 inches.

You will also need 3 of the scalloped hearts from the Heart Punch Pack in Merry Merlot.

Additional products and supplies needed include: Versamark ink, a microfiber cloth, a quarter of a Stamping Sponge, a stiff paint brush, a spoon, and the Heat & Stick Powder .

And of course you will need the star of the show- the Gilded Leafing. I have gathered some tips from other demonstrators. One tip is to open the jar and put the Gilded Leafing in a larger container. I just used a container from the dollar store that is about 1/2 of a shoe box in size.

Gilded Leafing with Stamping

The first technique is going to be to use a stamp and the Heat & Stick powder to apply the Gilded Leafing. Stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day” in Versamark. Use a spoon to sprinkle some of the Heat & Stick Powder over the sentiment. Shake off the excess. Tip: The size of the font on the sentiment cannot be too thin or much smaller than what I have used.

The next step is to use the Heat Tool to make the Heat & Stick Powder melt. When the white powder melts it turns dark.

Now you can put the heart face down into the Gilded Leafing. Press down slightly. When you pull it out it will have a lot of Gilded Leafing stuck to it.

I brushed of the large pieces with my fingers. (Now my finger tips are gold!) I followed that up with gentle strokes over the sentiment using the Stamping Sponge. Finally I used the microfiber cloth to remove all of the excess Gilded Leafing.

One more piece that requires stamping to apply the Gilded Leafing is the background. The small heart is from the Heart to Heart stamp set. Stamp the heart in Versamark onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS. Now apply the Heat & Stick power and use the Heat Tool.

Again place the CS with the sticky side face down into the Gilded Leafing and press slightly. Next remove the excess with your fingers, then a Stamping Sponge and finally the microfiber cloth.

Sponging and Gilded Leafing

This is a fun technique which will apply the Gilded Leafing to the edge of the heart. The first step is to apply the Versamark by Sponging it onto the edge. Gently flick the sponge over the edge of the heart. Tip: I cut up the Stamping Sponges until I get a wedge that is an eighth of the sponge. I label the sponge with a square of CS stapled to the top of the sponge wedge.

In order to apply the Gilded Leafing, you will be repeating the procedure described above for the stamping. First you apply the Heat & Stick Powder and use the Heat Tool to melt it. Then you place the heart face down in the Gilded Leafing. Lastly, remove the excess Gilded Leafing with the Stamping Sponge then the microfiber cloth. Now you have a really pretty border around the CS heart.

Gilded Leafing with the Versamark Pad

This time I used the pad of the Versamark to apply a layer of Versamark evenly over the whole heart.

I repeated the procedure above, namely, apply the Heat & Stick Powder, melt it with the Heat Tool, place face down in the container of Gilded Leafing, and remove the excess. Here is the final result! Now I have even more Gilded Leafing on my fingers and everywhere else! Not quite as bad as glitter though.

In summary, now you have a heart with the Gilded Leafing applied with a stamp, one with sponging and one using the whole pad of Versamark.

Putting It All Together

The first step in putting the card together is to adhere the Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the Merry Merlot CS card base. Next adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS to the front of the Merry Merlot CS card base. Use your Paper Snips to cut the banner end on the 1 x 5 inch strip of Gold Foil. Now apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Gold Foil card piece and adhere it to the card front. The final step is to arrange the hearts as you like and adhere them to the Gold Foil. This is one version I came up with.

Here is the second version that has the Gold Foil strip on a diagonal and the hearts arranged in a cluster.

Viola! You have learned 3 more techniques to use with the Gilded Leafing and have versions of the card to try!

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you are able to experiment with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment soon. If you figure out any new ways to use the Gilded Leafing, please let me know in the comments.

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I hope you have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Heart, Love/Affection, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Stampin’ Up!® Meant To Be Fun Fold Friday

This Stampin’ Up!® Meant To Be Fun Fold Friday card is fun to make and to receive. This unique card is a great one to give as a Valentine to your sweetheart, or even to your Mom, best friend or sister!

Measurements

This card is super fun and uses some of the shiny new Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/2 x 8 inches with a score line at 3 3/4 inches (score line is not in the center); Rococo Rose CS: 3 1/2 x 7 inches with a score line at 3 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Love You Always Specialty DSP: 3 1/2 x 4 inches and 4 x 4 inches.

Starting off

I would like to point out that the card base is not scored in the middle. There should be a 1/2 inch difference. Use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold.

The next step is to adhere the Love You Always Specialty DSP. The inside piece is the 4 x 4 inch piece and the outside is the 3 1/2 x 4 inch piece.

Now we will make the Fun Fold piece by using the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack to punch a heart out of the right-hand side of the Rococo Rose CS. Save the punched out heart for a later step. Tip: Be sure to push the Rococo Rose CS all the way into the punch to be able to punch the heart out in the position shown.

Stamping

Usually I do the stamping first, but in this case we needed to wait until the heart was punched out. Now it’s time to stamp! In order to coordinate the colors, but also make the ink dark enough, I chose the Merry Merlot ink to stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

Putting It All Together

In order to put this card together, you will first fold the Rococo Rose CS card piece on the score line with the open ends on the left; i.e., backwards. Next, center the Rococo Rose on the inside panel of the Very Vanilla CS card base. Close the front of the card to check to see that the card can close completely before adhering the Rococo Rose CS card piece. Adhere the Rococo Rose piece in place.

In preparation of completing the inside of the card, adhere the 2 3/4 inch square Very Vanilla CS to the center of the inside of the Rococo Rose card piece.

Now to complete the inside of the card, position the punched out heart with the Rococo Rose portion of the card closed. Adhere the heart in place. Open the front of the Rococo Rose card piece to ensure it does not get adhered.

Bling!

It is time to add some Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels go really well with the shiny foil in the Love You Always Specialty DSP and the Rococo Rose CS. Tip: The Take Your Pick tool is great for transferring the rhinestones to your card. If you haven’t ordered one yet, click HERE.

Viola! You have a super cool Valentine’s Day Fun Fold to send off to someone special.

Thank you for joining me today for this Stampin’ Up!® Meant to Be Fun Fold card!

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Ta-ta for now! Happy crafting!

Theresa

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Fun for Valentine’s Day is Meant to Be

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.

Tie a bow with the Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon. Watch the video if needed.

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!

This is the best time of year to order products from Stampin’ Up! because it is Sale-a-bration! That means for every $50 of product you order, you may choose from a Sale-a-bration Brochure and receive FREE PRODUCT! There are stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, sequins and twine and even an embossing folder! Shop Now at my online store. Sale-a-bration is only until March 31st and products do run out. If you need any assistance please email me at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com or send me a message on my facebook page

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.

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Heartfelt Love

One of the best things about making cards is that you can share a little love with someone and make their day. I find that I also get a good feeling by sharing a card with someone.

Since Valentine’s Day is coming I decided to stock up on some cards for the occasion.

Stampin’ Up!’s Heartfelt stamp set, available in the new 2020 Mini Catalog, is great for spreading some love.

I also made this version using the sentiment in the Meant to Be stamp set.

The Meant to Be stamp set is in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Measurements: Whisper White cardstock (CS) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches for the card base and a 4 x 3 inch piece; Flirty Flamingo CS 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 3/8 x 3 inches; Sparkle Glimmer Paper 4 x 3 inches; and one Flirty Flamingo Heart Doily. If you want to make both versions of the card you would need two of each piece.

In addition I used the Heart Punch Pack. This is available as a set or you can get a bundle that includes the Heartfelt stamp set and the Heart Punch Pack.

Stamp the heart sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Stampin’ Up! Real Red ink and punch out with the smooth edged heart punch.

For the second card, use the sentiment from the Meant to Be stamp set and punch with the smooth edged heart punch.

Use the scalloped edge heart punch to punch a heart from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

Use the Bone Folder to fold the card base and make a crisp fold.

Adhere the From My Heart DSP to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch piece of Flirty Flamingo CS. Using the Real Red 3/8 inch Double-Stitched Ribbon, measure about 1 inch past each side.

Use a Glue Dot by putting the ribbon over the Glue Dot to apply one to each end. Position the ribbon and press the edge around to the back to adhere the ribbon.

Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the heart sentiment. I cut my Stampin Dimensionals in half to make them last longer. Adhere the Stampin’ Dimensionals to the other sentiment if you are making both versions.

Peel the protective cover from the Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere to the Sparkle Glimmer scalloped heart.

Adhere the Sparkle Glimmer scalloped heart to the Flirty Flamingo Heart Doily. Tip: I use the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. You may also use the Snail Adhesive. I prefer the Tombow because it allows you to adjust the piece for a second after you adhere the two pieces together. Also, the Tombow holds for a longer period of time.

Adhere the Heart Doilies to the left side of the From My Heart DSP.

Tie a bow with the Real Red 3/8 inch Double-Stitched Ribbon and adhere to the right side of the card with a few Glue Dots. To see how to make a bow, look for the To Make A Bow Video in this post https://theresas-treasures.com/2019/11/19/christmas-is-coming/

Use the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up a From My Heart Faceted Gem.

Apply a small dot of the Tombow or use a Glue Dot to adhere to the front of the card. Tip: If you place the embellishment in a triangle it appears more pleasing to the eye.

And Viola! you now have a couple of Valentine’s Day cards ready to send some love to someone special! I hope you enjoyed this post. Leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

This is the best time of year to order products from Stampin’ Up! because it is Sale-a-bration! That means for every $50 of product you order, you may choose from a Sale-a-bration Brochure and receive FREE PRODUCT! There are stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, sequins and twine and even an embossing folder! Go to my website at https://theresastreasures.stampinup.net/ and select the Shop Now button to reach my online store. If you need any assistance please email me at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

Stampin’ Up! Products used included: Stamp Set: Heartfelt #151417 and Meant to Be #148626; Punch: Heart Punch Pack #151292; Paper: Whisper White CS #100730, Flirty Flamingo CS #141416, From My Heart Specialty DSP #151189, Sparkle Glimmer Paper #146957; Ink: Real Red #147084; Clear Block: D #118485; Bone Folder #102300; Take Your Pick #144107; Adhesives: Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755; Embellishments: Real Red 3/8 inch Double-Stitched Ribbon #151155, From My Heart Faceted Gems #151154; and the Heart Doily #151191. You save 10% by ordering the Heartfelt Bundle #153775 which includes the Heartfelt stamp set and the Heart Punch Pack. If you would like to have it all you may order the From My Heart Suite Bundle #153931 which includes the Heartfelt stamp set, the Heart Punch Pack, From My Heart Specialty DSP, From My Heart Faceted Gems, Real Red 3/8 inch Double-Stitched Ribbon, Heart Doilies and Heart Foil Tins.