Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Avid Stamper, Blending Brushes, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Outdoors

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery-December 2022-Peaceful Deer & Fabulous Frames

I am so excited to be in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery along with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! The theme for the Gallery is “Thank You”.

We often forget those simple words – “Thank you”. However, it really is important to show your appreciation to the people in your life who have helped you or inspired you in some way, as well as those who have supported you, by sending a handmade thank you card.

This beautiful mountain scene is created with ink pads and the Blending Brushes. The trees are from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. The ornate photo corners can be found in the Fabulous Frame Dies. If you like my card, you can vote for it HERE.

Measurements

  • Blackberry Bliss card stock (cs) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored & folded at 4 1/4 inches
  • Blackberry Bliss cs: 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches for the photo corners
  • Shimmery White cs: two at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches (one will be cut down to 3 x 4 1/4 inches after blending the ink for the front and one is for the inside of the card)
  • Shimmery White cs: 1 x 2 1/2 inches (for the sentiment)

Supplies

  • Peaceful Deer stamp set
  • Beauty of Friendship stamp set (sentiment)
  • Fabulous Frames Dies
  • Ink pads: Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Freesia, Starry Sky, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Blackberry Bliss (sentiment)
  • Blending Brushes: I use one brush for each color of the rainbow. For example, I have a “red” brush that I use for pinks and reds, a “yellow” brush for yellows, a “blue” brush for blues, etc.
  • Copier paper
  • Sticky note tape
  • Paper for table to blend ink onto
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhesive (glue or tape runner)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Paper Trimmer

Instructions

Blending the Card Front

Please see my blog HERE for another look at the technique to make a mountain and valley with the Blending Brushes.

  1. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto the 1 inch strip of Shimmery White cs. Use the label die in the Fabulous Frames Dies to cut it out. Set aside

2. Use the sticky note tape to secure one of the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Shimmery White cs to the paper covering your table. Tear the copy paper into strips to create the mountains and valleys. Tip: I had a torn strip for each color I used to avoid having the colors mix into an ugly brown when blending.

3. Secure the torn copy paper to start at the top of the Shimmery White cs. Blend on the Rich Razzleberry Ink on the right side. Then blend in the Fresh Freesia Ink. Remove the paper, move it down a bit and secure. Then blend on more Fresh Freesia Ink.

4. Use a different strip to blend in the Starry Sky Ink. Then another strip for the Evening Evergreen. Leave the strip for the Evening Evergreen Ink in place. Stamp Off some of the small pine trees from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in the Evening Evergreen Ink then stamp onto the Shimmery White cs. Move the strip of torn copy paper down. Then blend in another layer of the Evening Evergreen Ink. Stamp Off a few more of the small pine trees and stamp onto the card piece with the torn copy paper in place.

5. Remove the strip after the 2nd layer of Evening Evergreen Ink. Stamp the medium and large pine trees in Evening Evergreen Ink. Reapply the strip and blend a 3rd layer. Stamp some medium pine trees around the larger trees.

6. Apply one layer of Daffodil Delight Ink. Finish up with Pumpkin Pie Ink in the lower left-hand corner.

Blending the Inside of the Card

1. Use the second 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Shimmery White cs for the inside of the card. Apply the sticky tape to mask all but a 1/2 inch strip on the right. Apply the ink as described above. Remove the mask.

Assembling the card

  1. Adhere the inside card piece to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss cs card base.

2. Adhere the Sun Print DSP to the front of the card base.

3. Cut the first Shimmery White cs card piece to 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it at an angle to the front of the card base. Adhere the ornate Blackberry Bliss cs photo corners.

4. Add the sentiment. You can add some Bling if you like. (I actually forgot! I made this card as I was headed out to Nashville to see my 1st grand baby, so I hope you can forgive me this one time! Lol!)

Voila! You have a very artistic mountain scene for a special handmade thank you card!

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you try this technique. It is very fun and rewarding.

Voting

Please click on the Vote button below and you will see all the projects for the December International Blog Gallery. You have up to 5 votes. Click on the small heart in the upper right-hand corner of the card you want to vote for until it turns red. I would appreciate a vote for my mountain scene thank you card.

Happy crafting!

Theresa

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Posted in Fitting Florets Collection, Inspiration in Ink Blog Hop, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop-Fitting Florets Christmas Card

Welcome and thanks for visiting Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts! I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today is the monthly Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop! I am excited to be hopping with awesome demonstrators from around the world.

Today we are showcasing the Framed Florets Bundle. This is part of the Fitting Florets Collection.

The Collection includes the Framed Florets stamp set + Framed Florets Dies (Framed Florets Bundle), Framed & Festive stamp set and Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper. Create elegant seasonal and all-occasion crafts with this exclusive collection! Available in my online store November 1, 2022–January 4, 2023.

Measurements

  • Very Vanilla card stock(cs) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Very Vanilla cs: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches for the sentiment and 3 1/2 x 4 inches to stamp the flowers
  • Shaded Spruce cs: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches
  • Poppy Parade cs: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder)
  • Distressed Gold 12×12 inch Specialty Paper: 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

Instructions

Prepare the card pieces as shown above.

  1. Use the Framed Florets Dies largest frame to cut from the Distress Gold Specialty paper.
  2. Stamp the sentiment onto the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Very Vanilla cs with the Stamparatus. Start with Memento, then stamp over the memento with Versamark. Cover in Clear Emboss Powder. Set with your heat tool. Use the Framed Florets Dies largest frame to create the oval.
  3. Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers make coloring so fun. The flowers are colored in Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Poppy Parade and Light & Dark Shaded Spruce. Use the Framed Florets Dies to die cut the flowers.

Assemble the Card

  1. Start by adhering the Shaded Spruce cs to the front panel of the Very Vanilla cs card base.
  2. Then adhere the Poppy Parade layer.
  3. Adhere the sentiment to the center of the Poppy Parade cs.
  4. Next adhere the Distressed Gold frame.

5. Finish with Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flowers.

Add some Gold Brushed Metallic Dots for a little Bling! And Voila! you have a very elegant Christmas card!

Thank you so much for visiting today! Please visit all the blogs in this hop. You will see all the fun and inspiring projects made by the Inspirations In Ink demonstrators. You are currently visiting Theresa McEntee-USA creator of Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts.

Christy Gridley – USA

Deirdre Croal – USA

Julie Golding – Canada

Rachel Aziamadi – France/Germany

Rebecca Nutley – Australia

Robbie Rubala – USA

Theresa McEntee – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia

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Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, encouragement, Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop, Outdoors, Techniques

Framed Florets Mountain Scene for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – November 2022

Hello and welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Theresa’s Treasures written by Theresa McEntee- USA. I hope you enjoy my Framed Florets Mountain Scene card.

In order to make this card, I used Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Deer and Season of Chic stamp sets. The frames are part of the Framed Florets Dies.

Today everyone is sharing their inspiration from this colorful Scene & Color Challenge. There are several of us hopping today. My Framed Florets Mountain Scene card is just one idea. You will find a list of participants for you to follow along at the end of my blog post. Visit each blog for awesome ideas!

I was very inspired by the gorgeous, colorful mountain scene! The Stampin’ Up! colors match perfectly. Today I am using all of the colors!

I was able to achieve the mountain scene by using the Blending Brushes and a torn piece of copy paper.

Create the Mountain Scene

Trace the inner border of the larger frame from the Framed Florets Dies onto a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Basic White card stock(cs). Tear some copy paper strips. Secure the Basic White cs with repositionable tape. Secure the strip of copy paper as well. Start on top with the Fresh Freesia Ink and a Blending Brush. Apply the ink lightly at first. Darken to your liking. Add a small amount of the Orchid Oasis Ink in the upper right corner. Remove the copy paper mask.

Add the Trees

Move the copy paper down a bit and apply the Fresh Freesia Ink again. You may shift the copy paper strip, or even turn it over for variation. Continue moving down and use the Starry Sky Ink. After a couple of layers, use the Evening Evergreen Ink to stamp the trio of pine trees. The trees are in the Peaceful Deer stamp set. Re-apply the copy paper strip at the same level and stamp the smaller trees. Stamp off on some trees. This will give a 3D effect.

Continue to move the copy paper strip down. Switch to the Evening Evergreen Ink. Finish up with the Daffodil Delight Ink. Add a touch of Pumpkin Pie Ink on the bottom left. Tip: The Daffodil Delight Ink layer is in line with the hill under the stamped tree on the left.

Measurements

  • Basic White cs card base: 8 1/2 x 11 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • Basic White cs: 1 x 3 1/4 inches for the sentiment
  • Evening Evergreen cs: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 4 x 5 inches for the large frame and 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches for the inner frame.
  • Texture Chic 12×12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches

Note: I Stamped Off with the Fresh Freesia Ink and the paint arch stamp in the Season of Chic stamp set to add a little color to the sentiment background. The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen.

I hope this colorful card has inspired you and hopefully brightened your day.  There are other amazing inspirations for you to see as you hop along this blog hop. Please see the list below. You are at Theresa’s Treasures written by Theresa McEntee. Be sure not to miss anyone!

Thanks for visiting!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, Kits Collection

Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection-The Best Remedy

Hello and Happy Monday! We the made cards in the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection- The Best Remedy at my Zoom Card Making Class this last Saturday. So much fun and we all ended up with 9 great Get Well cards!

Card #1

The first card has a sweet little skunk with a paired sentiment “Even though this stinks…”. There are two choices for what follows. I chose “I’m here for you”. You could also choose “Feel better soon”. Notice the sparkling flower sequins! I only have one card left. I have already mailed the other two away!

Card #2

There is also an ice-cream-eating mouse! He/she recommends ice cream as a remedy! Which I will wholeheartedly agree with! I made three different versions of this card just by cutting the pink background. I like to figure out how to make alternative cards, limiting myself to what comes in the kit.

Card #3

This adorable little chick has an old-fashioned ice pack on his head. He has a sweet sentiment “A little bird told me you were under the weather”. Check out the shiny sequins over his head! Again, I created three versions of the card. I did this just by placing the dark blue panel in a different position each time.

The Best Remedy Kit

The Best Remedy Kit Includes;

  • pre-cut card pieces and supplies to make 9 cards
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • a D-size clear acrylic block
  • a unique kit-sized stamp set
  • Starry Sky Ink Spot
  • Flower and Round Sequins
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • complete instructions

I highly recommend this kit to beginning and experienced crafters alike. You can put the cards together rather quickly. It is a good idea to have Get Well cards on hand. You never know when a Get Well card will be needed.

Next Zoom Class with Theresa’s Treasures

I am creating the next cards for my December 10, 2022 Zoom Card Making Class. I am using the Kindest Gnomes stamp set and Gnomes Dies. If you would like to join us, please email me for more information at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com. I will also update the information on this blog ASAP. Order soon as there is Thanksgiving Holiday that will slow shipping down as well as the beginning of the Christmas Holiday season.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Happy Crafting!

Theresa

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Posted in 2022 July-December Mini Catalog, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Watercolor Pencil

Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop-November 2022- Hello Harvest Fun Fold Thank You Card

Hello! Welcome to our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for November 2022. I’m so glad you are joining me today! 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. We are just starting a new Stampin’ Up! year. One goal that I have is starting to participate in a monthly Blog Hop again. This blog hop is full of ideas and creative inspiration! Be sure to visit everyone’s blog!

This fabulous fall Fun Fold Thank You card is really simple to make. The beautiful flowers and pumpkin are in the Hello Harvest stamp set. I colored them with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers which are so easy to use to make shading and shadows. The images are easy to cut out with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies. You can save 10% if you order the dies and stamp set as the Hello Harvest Bundle! Order yours HERE.

Measurements

  • Pumpkin Pie 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: 3 x 11 inches for stamping the images, 3 x 4 inches for the sentiment and 2 1/4 x 4 inches for the inside.
  • Granny Apple Green cs: 2 x 3 inches for die cutting the vines
  • Rustic Harvest 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 1 1/4 x 4 inches (you will need two)

Supplies

  • Hello Harvest stamp set
  • Rustic Pumpkin dies
  • Bamboo Beauty stamp set for the sentiments (or any stamp set with a small sentiment)
  • Label Me Fancy Punch
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink
  • Cajun Craze Ink
  • Daffodil Delight Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers (all combo): Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green
  • Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Instructions for Card Base

Make the Pumpkin Pie card base. Here is a pattern. Use your Paper Trimmer to make a cut at 1 1/2 and at 4 inches down to the 4 1/4 inch score line (solid lines).

Turn the card base and make a score at 2 inches from the 4 inch to the 1 1/2 inch cut (dotted line). Use the Bone Folder to fold on the score lines. Set the card base aside.

Instructions to make the card

  1. Stamp a pumpkin, the bunch of flowers and a single flower with the Memento Ink. Color the images with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers as desired.
  2. Use the Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight Ink to stamp one leaf in each color.
  3. Die cut the above images with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies.
  4. Use the Rustic Pumpkin Dies and the Granny Apple Green cs to cut one of each of the three vines.

5. Color the leaves on the strips of Rustic Harvest DSP with the Watercolor Pencils in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.

6. Use the Pumpkin Pie Ink to stamp the “Grateful for all that you do” sentiment on the end of the 3 x 4 inch Very Vanilla cs. Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Fancy Punch.

7. Stamp the sentiment “Sending Caring Thoughts” on the upper third of the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla cs. Add the little the flower.

8. Adhere the side flaps to the inside of the card base. Then adhere the strips of the Rustic Harvest DSP that have been colored to each of the flaps.

9. Next adhere the inside Very Vanilla cs in between the 2 strips of DSP.

10. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the punched sentiment to the bottom of the inside.

11. Close the card. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center of the pumpkin to adhere it to the center flap, under the 2 inch score line. Add two of the Granny Apple Green cs vines on the pumpkin. Arrange and adhere the three leaves. Add the third vine is adhered over the Cajun Craze leaf on the right (see completed card).

Finishing Up

Add the flowers and Voila! you have a fabulous fall fun fold thank you card!

Oddly enough, I did not add any Bling. If you want to purchase the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, you could add some of the Amber Gems to this card for extra sparkle!

Remember to visit everyone’s blog to see all the creative inspiration from around the world. You are currently at Theresa McEntee-Theresa’s Treasures-USA.

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Theresa

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Stampin’ Up Seasonal Sale!!

From November 15 – 18, 2022 Stampin’ Up! will be having a Seasonal Sale on select stamps, dies, embossing folders, punches and Designer Series Paper. Print out the PDF at the end of this blog for a complete list of sale items. Shop my Online Store HERE. The current host code is: U73F9HD2

I have 3 cards to show you today using products that are on sale!

Let’s Set Sail

This colorful card is made with the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, Sailboat Builder Punch and Rays of Light stamp set. All are going to be ON SALE! I have a past blog post HERE if you want to see how to create this card for yourself.

Happiness Abounds

The Happiness Abounds stamp set has some great sentiments like the one on this elegant card. The flowers are from the Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper. The scalloped rectangles are found in the Scalloped Contours Dies. The embossed background is made with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. And–you guessed it–these are all going to be ON SALE!

Nature’s Prints

The third and final card is created using the Nature’s Prints stamp set, Natural Prints Dies and Sun Prints Designer Series Paper. Yep-all are going to be ON SALE!

Do not miss out on this awesome sale! There are 7 pages of product in the PDF that are included in this Seasonal Sale starting Tuesday November 15 and ending Friday November 18, 2022. Print the PDF. Plan ahead and order early! Supplies will definitely run out! Please use Host Code: U73F9HD2

Be sure to print out the Seasonal Sale list!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get to take advantage of this awesome Sale!

Theresa

Posted in 2022 July-December Mini Catalog, 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Gnomes, Gratitude/ Thanks

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- November 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Fitting Florets with the Kindest Gnomes

I am delighted to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world today! 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.

This cute little gnome really makes this fall thank you card fun. The background is from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper (DSP). The gnome hat is made with the Celebrate Everything DSP. The leaves and oval are from the Framed Florets Dies which is part of the Fitting Florets Collection that just came out.

If you like my card, please vote for me HERE.

Measurements

  • Crushed Curry card stock (cs) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Crushed Curry cs: 4 x 5 1/4 inches for the leaves and the gnomes feet
  • Basic White cs: 4 x 5 1/4 inches for the inside and 2 1/2 x 6 inches for the sentiment and the gnomes beard.
  • Cajun Craze cs: 4 x 5 1/4 inches for the oval
  • Petal Pink cs: 1 x 1 inch for the gnomes nose
  • Rustic Harvest DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Celebrate Everything DSP: 2 x 3 inches for the gnomes hat

Supplies

See a photographic supply list at the end of the blog.

Instructions

  1. Use the leaf stamps in the Framed Florets stamp set along with Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry Ink. Stamp along the left and bottom borders of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White cs. Adhere this piece to the inside panel of the the Crushed Curry cs card base.
  2. Stamp the Thank You sentiment in Cajun Craze Ink onto the end of the 2 1/2 x 6 inch Basic White cs. Use the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to punch the sentiment out. Note: the thank you sentiment I used is from the Cup Of Tea stamp set.

3. Die cut the large frame in the Framed Florets Dies from the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Cajun Craze cs. We will only be using the oval. You may save the beautiful frame for another card or project. Also die cut the leaves and the parts of the gnome.

4. First adhere the Rustic Harvest DSP to the front panel of the Crushed Curry cs card base. Adhere the Cajun Craze cs oval in the center. Follow up by adding the Crushed Curry cs leaf sprigs as shown.

5. Add the remaining leaves.

6. Add the gnome and sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Embellish as desired with the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls.

Voila! You have a fun fall thank you card! If you like my card, please vote for me by clicking on the button below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a very nice day!

Theresa

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Fitting Florets- Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

I am very happy to be making cards with this lovely collection- Fitting Florets- for Kylie & Bruno’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Demonstrator Training Program is a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world who want to improve their Stampin’ Up! business. Be sure to see everyone’s Blog on the hop and you will be amazed at all the inspiration and creativity!

My Card

The Fitting Florets Collection has been available to Demonstrators since October 4, 2022. Today, November 1, 2022 everyone will be able order it! This lovely collection includes: Framed Florets and Framed & Festive stamp sets, Framed Florets Dies, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls.

Here is how to make my card

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock (cs): 4 1/4 x 11 inches for the card base. 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 3 x 4 inches for cutting the frames.
  • Vellum cs: 4 x 5 1/4 inches to cut the inside oval for the sentiment
  • Basic White cs: 4 1/4 x 11 inches to stamp the flowers & leaves on.

Instructions

  1. Stamp the flower & leaf images onto the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White cs. Color with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I used: Poppy Parade combo, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce combo, Dark Mint Macaron and Light Daffodil Delight.
  1. Use the Framed Florets Dies to cut all of the images out. You will also need to stamp and color an additional small single flower, large single flower, sprig of leaves and the pair of leaves for the inside of the card.
  2. Run the Thick Basic White cs card base through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder on the front panel. Set aside.
  3. Cut out the larger frame in the Framed Florets Dies from the Vellum cs and from the Thick Basic White cs.
  4. Cut out the smaller frame from the Thick Basic White cs.
  5. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment “Thank you with all my Heart” in Stazon Black Ink onto the oval created when you cut the large frame from the Vellum cs.
  6. Adhere the stamped Vellum cs oval to the Thick Basic White cs oval with Mini Glue Dots around the edges such that they will be covered with the flowers.
  7. Adhere the large frame cut from the Thick Basic White cs to the front of the card base.
  8. Adhere the Vellum/Thick Basic White cs oval to the center of the large frame.
  9. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere the smaller frame over the sentiment piece.
  10. Lay the flowers and leaves down the way you would like them to look.
  11. I adhered some with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and some with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Add the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls.
  13. For the inside of the card adhere the images as shown below.

Voila! You have a very elegant Thank You card!

Thanks so much for stopping by Theresa McEntee’s Theresa’s Treasures Blog today for this Fitting Florets Blog Hop. Please stop by everyone’s blog and be sure to leave some love with a comment. Thanks again!

Ciao!

Theresa

Posted in 2022 July-December Mini Catalog, 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Emboss Powder, Halloween, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Best Witches for a Happy Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I used to love to sew costumes for my kids. Now I make Halloween cards to send out to everyone.

I had back surgery 4 days ago. For 3 weeks before the surgery I had been confined to my bed due to severe sciatic pain from a herniated disc. I did a lot of coloring during that time and ended up with a lot of witches and frogs from the Best Witches stamp set!

Here is one of the cards I came up with using my witch and frog.

Measurements

  • Parakeet Party cardstock (CS) card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Parakeet Party cs: 1/2 x 5 inches for the stars.
  • Rustic Harvest 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP)-plaid design: 5 x 3 3/4 inches and 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.
  • Basic Black cs: 1/4 x 3 inches for the sentiment.
  • Basic White cs: 3 1/2 x 4 inches for stamping the witch & frog and 4 x 5 1/4 inches for the inside of the card.

Supplies

  • Best Witches stamp set
  • Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in: Parakeet Party, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Freesia, SU800 (skin tone), Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black.
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Versamark Ink
  • White Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Glitter Washi Tape
  • Witch Hat Builder Punch
  • Paper Snips
  • ruler
  • Blending Brushes
  • I also used the Scary Cute and Bottled Happiness stamp sets for the sentiments

Instructions

  1. Stamp the images onto the 3 1/2 x 4 inches Basic White cs. Color as desired with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Fussy cut the witch and frog.

Preparing the Paper

  1. Let’s start by preparing the paper with the Blending Brush and Parakeet Party Ink. Blend the ink onto the Rustic Harvest plaid design on the right hand side in an area where the witch will be. Make the circle large enough to surround the witch. Also blend some Parakeet Party Ink onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White cs where you will be stamping the sentiment for the inside of the card. Blend some ink on the middle of the 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch plaid strip.
  2. Use the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker and a ruler to draw the lines on the Rustic Harvest DSP plaid design. I did not draw the lines all the way through the area that was inked with the Parakeet Party Ink. Also draw some lines with the Bermuda Bay marker on the 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch strip of the plaid paper.

Using the Glitter Washi

  1. Use the Parakeet Party Glitter Washi to cover 2-3 inches of the end of the 1/2 x 5 inch Parakeet Party cs.
  2. Use the Basic Black Glitter Washi to make a box on the front of the Parakeet Party cs card base. The tape is placed 1/4 inch in from the edge.
  3. Use the Witch Builder Punch to cut out the stars.
  4. Complete the inside of the card by adhering the plaid strip to the left side of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White cs and adding a strip of the Parakeet Party Glitter Washi. (see photo of inside of card above).

Finishing Up

  1. Use the Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment onto the 1/4 x 3 inch Basic Black cs. Sprinkle the White Emboss Powder on top and then shake off the excess. Use the Heat Tool to set the Emboss Powder.
  2. Adhere the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Rustic Harvest plaid onto the card front. The Basic Black Glitter Washi should show around the edges.
  3. Adhere the sentiment.
  4. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the witch and the frog.
  5. Add the stars.
  6. Stamp the inside sentiment in Memento Ink.
  7. Adhere the plaid strip with the Parakeet Party Glitter Washi.
  8. Adhere the inside card piece to the inside of the Parakeet Party cs card base.

Voila! You have a fun Halloween card!

Try other colors.

Try other designs and have fun!

I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Theresa