Card Of The Week

Lest We Forget

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I hope we all pause from our busy day to remember the ones that sacrificed their lives and were wounded mentally and physically in conflicts and peacekeeping missions around the world.
I would like to acknowledge by Brother Dale Eisnor, he is my soldier and I am very proud of him. He has retired from 30+ years in the Army, serving Canada. We salute all of you and “thank you” from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do and sacrificed.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:
Pleasant Poppies (Wood 132061 OR Clear 129499)(Retired)

Inks:
Memento Pad (132708)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker (130995) (Retired)
Old Olive Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker (130999) (Retired)

Paper (Including Dimensions):
Basic Black Cardstock (121045) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock (100730) 3 3/4″ x 5″ & 8 1/2″ x 11″
Old Olive Cardstock (100702) 3 3/4″ x 5″
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (119685) 4″ x 5 1/4″

Accessories:
Bone Folder (102300)
Decorative Label Punch (120907)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
WORD or MAC Program

Instructions:
1) Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Fold in in half and crease it with a Bone Folder. The fold should be along the top. This is the card base.
2) Cut a piece Whisper White Cardstock to measure 3 3/4″ x 5″. Ink up the Pleasant Poppies Stamp using the Memento Pad.
3) Colour the Poppies and Stems using Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
4) Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to measure 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere it to the Basic Black Cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive.
5) Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 3 3/4″ x 5″. Adhere it to the other layers using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Open a WORD or MAC document. Type in “Lest We Forget” using Arial Font Size 16, in the upper left hand corner. I used a HP Laser printer. I printed off on Whisper White Cardstock. Punch it out using the Decorative Label Punch. Layer it on the front of the Card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Card of the Week – Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb #140740

 

The Easter Lamb is such a cute stamp and can be used for Easter or only stamp the Lamb and use it for a Baby inspired project.

SUPPLIES
Stamp Sets:
Easter Lamb (Wood – 140740)

Inks:
Basic Black – Neutral Stampin’ Write Marker Collection (131261)
Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz – Subtles Stampin’ Write Marker Collection (131263)

Paper: (including cutting dimensions):
Whisper White Cardstock (100730) – 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (119795) – 2 3/4″ x 3″
Pink Pirouette Cardstock (111351) – 4″ x 5 1/4″

Accessories:
Bone Folder (102300)
Blender Pens (102845)
5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319)
Paper Snips (103579)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non Stampin’ Up! Product:
Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut the Whisper White Thick Cardstock to measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Fold in half and crease with a Bone Folder. The fold should be along the left hand side.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to measure 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.
3) Cover the “happy easter” with Scotch Tape. Ink up the Lamb using the Basic Black – Neutral Stampin’ Write Marker Collection. Remove the Scotch Tape and stamp onto the Whisper White Cardstock.
4) Cover the bottom of the Lamb with Scotch Tape. Ink up “happy easter” using the Pear Pizzazz – Subtles Stampin’ Write Marker Collection. Remove the Scotch Tape and stamp onto the Whisper White Cardstock under the Lamb.
5) Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock to measure 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a piece of 5/8″ Organza Ribbon to measure 7 1/2″ using Paper Snips and adhere it to the Pink Pirouette Cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Adhere the stamped Whisper White Cardstock to the Pizzazz Cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere these layers to the Pink Pirouette Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere all of these layers on the Whisper White Thick Cardstock Card Front using SNAIL Adhesive.
7) Using a Blender Pen and the Basic Black, Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers, colour the Lamb & grass as shown.
8) Happy Easter!!!

Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Birthday Canada!

I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Canada Day! I hope that you had a great day with your love ones.

We are very lucky to live in this country and I am very lucky to have all of you as Customers/Friends

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Sets:
Vintage Leaves – Photopolymer (138802)

Inks:
Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)
Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)

Paper (including cutting dimensions):
Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Real Red Cardstock (102482) – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ – 2 Pieces & 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Basic Black Cardstock (121045) – Scrap

Accessories:
Bone Folder (102300)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Washi Label Punch (138296)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Leaflets Framelits (138283)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Instructions:
1) Cut the Whisper White Thick Cardstock to measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Fold in half and crease with a Bone a Folder. The fold should be along the top.
2) Cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock and stamp it using the Maple Leaf and Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
3) Create a “Sandwich” by layering the stamped Real Red Cardstock onto a Standard Cutting Pad, Maple Leaf Framelit and cover with the other Standard Cutting Pad. Place this layers onto the Magnetic Cutting Platform and run through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp “happy birthday” onto Whisper White Cardstock. Punch it out using the Word Window Punch.
5) Punch out a piece of Basic Black Cardstock using the Washi Label Punch. Adhere the stamped Whisper White Cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Adhere the 2 pieces of Real Red Cardstock onto the Card Front using SNAIL Adhesive.
7) Adhere the Maple Leaf to the Card Front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8) Adhere the “happy birthday” layers, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Happy Halloween Spider’s Web

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I was asked by a customer about how to make a Spider’s Web for a Halloween project. That question sparked this card.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:
Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 128748 OR Clear 127802)

Paper (Including Cutting Dimensions):
Basic Black Cardstock (121045) ~ 4″ x 11″ & 3″ x 4″
Basic Gray Cardstock (121044) ~ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock ( 105117) ~ 3 3/4″ x 5″ & 1″ x 4 1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock (100730) ~ 1″ x 4 1/2″

Ink:
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)

Accessories:
Bone Folder (102300)
Paper Snips (103579)
Crafter Scissors (108360)
Crystal Effects (101055)
Dazzling Details (124117)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Extra Large Oval Punch (119859)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non Stampin’ Up! Accessories:
Black Pipe Cleaner
Glue Gun

Instructions:
1) Fold the largest piece of Basic Black Cardstock in half and crease it with the Bone Folder. The fold should be along the top.
2) Cut the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to measure 3 3/4″ x 5″.
3) Punch 2 pieces of Basic Black using Extra Large Oval Punch. Stack them on top of each other and cut a spider shape, free hand using the Paper Snips.
4) Cut out the Spider Legs using the Crafter Scissors and the Black Pipe Cleaners.
5) Take one of the Spider Bodies and adhere the legs onto it using the Glue Gun. Once these are attached put a lot of more glue over the legs and adhere the other Spider Body on top. Adhere 2 Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the eyes. Rub the Crystal Effects all over the Spider’s Body to make it shiney. Using the Paper Snips cut 2 fangs using Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and adhere them to the underneath of the body using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Ink up the “Happy Halloween” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes” Stamp Set using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. Huff on it and stamp onto the Whisper a White Cardstock. Punch out using the Word Window Punch. Punch out a piece Pumpkin Pie Cardstock using the Modern Label Punch. Adhere the Stamped Whisper White Cardstock to the punched Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.
7) Cut a piece of Basic Gray Cardstock to measure 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Free hand draw a Spider’s Web using Dazzling Details. It will take hours for this to dry, depending on how thick you make the web. After it is COMPLETELY dry adhere to the Card Front.
8) Adhere the Spider to the Card Front using the Glue Gun.
9) Adhere the “Happy Halloween” layers to the Card Front using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
10) Have a spooky Happy Halloween!!!

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Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine’s Day ~ Card of the Week

 

CLOSED Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine's Day ~ Card of the Week

 

OPEN Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine's Day ~ Card of the Week

 

I promised that I would show you a Card created using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 and here it is. This is an "I Love You" Card created using the "Gate" Fold. It is very easy to score the 2 fold lines using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334. I suggest that you insert a Place Marker into the 2 3/4" slot. This will help you when you have to turn the Real Red Card Stock around and score it again. Any Sweetie would love to receive this Card on Valentine's Day.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Sweet Centers #116521
* Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370

CARD STOCK:
* Whisper White Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Real Red Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #102482
* Red Glimmer Paper 12" x 12" #121790

INKS:
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133

ACCESSORIES:
* Bone Folder #102300
* Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (Including Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates #114512
* Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber #114615
* Standard Texturz Impressions Pad #114614
* Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052
* 1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850
* Word Window Punch #119857
* Craft Scissors #108360
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332

NON STAMPIN' UP! ACCESSORY
* Post it Note

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Real Red Card Stock to measure 4 1/4"" x 11". Place it on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and crease it at 2 3/4". Turn the Real Red Card Stock around and crease it again at 2 3/4". Fold these flaps over and crease them using the Bone Folder. There will be a crease on the left and the right hand sides.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3" x 4".
3) Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich"Multipurpose Platform (Tab#1), the Whisper White Card Stock on top of the Swirl Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate , Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber and Standard Texturz Impressions Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Take this piece of Whisper White Card Stock and run all of the edges against the Classic Real Red Stampin' Pad. This will add a little color to the edges to help it stand out and not look so plain.
5) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 2 1/2" x 4". Ink up the "I Love You" portion of the stamp from the Sweet Centers Stamp Set using a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. Huff on the stamp to moisten the ink and then stamp it on the Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Run the edge of the circle against the Classic Real Red Stampin' Pad.
6) Ink up the entire "I Love You" Stamp using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp in onto a Post it Note. Make sure that there is a portion of the image on the sticky part. Cut out the image using the Craft Scissors. This will make a mask of the image. Hold the mask against the Red Glimmer Paper and cut it out.
7) Ink up the "happy valentine's day" stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out using the Word Window Punch.
8) Adhere the 3" x 4" Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Base using SNAIL Adhesive. You will only put Snail Adhesive on the back of the Left Hand Side. This will enable you to open your Card.
9) Adhere the Red Glimme
r Heart
the the Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
10) Adhere the "I Love You" Whisper White Circle to the Red Glimmer Heart using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
11) Adhere the "happy valentine's day" Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Front using 2 Stampin' Dimensionals.
12) Happy Valentine's Day!

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Tulip Bird Builder Punch Art ~ Card of the Week

 

How This beautiful Bouquet of Tulips Inspired..

Bouquet of Tulips Inspiration

 

This Card.

Tulip Bird Builder Punch Card

 People are always stumped for inspiration to make a Card.I used this bouquet of Tulips to inspire this beautiful Tulip Card. I wanted to make a very special "Thinking of You" Card and I think that I was able to do so.

You can create beautiful Punch Art using Punches. They are so versatile and worth every penny. I used the Wing found in the Bird Builder Punch #117191 to create the Tulips, the Branch to create the Leaves and the Ornament Punch #119847 to create the Flower Vase. Read on for the full instructions to re-create this beautiful Tulip Card.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Thoughts & Prayers #113252

CARD STOCK:
* Whisper White Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Concord Crush Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #119792
* Pear Pizzaz Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #119795
* Daffodil Delight Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #119683

INKS:
* Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad #119785

ACCESSORIES:
* Bone Folder #102300
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (Including Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder #121809
* Bird Builder Punch #117191
* Ornament Punch #119847
* Paper Snips #103579
* 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon #119254
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Mini Glue Dots #103683

NON-STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT
* Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Concord Crush Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and crease it with the Bone Folder. The crease will be on the left hand side.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4".
3) Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ First Standard Cutting Pad, Multipurpose Platform (Tab#1), the Whisper White Card Stock inside of the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder, and the other Standard Cutting Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Take the "Thinking of You…Please Know that I Care" Stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set. Apply a piece of Scotch Tape to the "Please Know that I Care" section. Ink up the stamp using the Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad. Apply the ink directly onto the Scotch Tape. This will make sure that the rest of the wording is completely cover in Ink. REMOVE THE TAPE BEFORE YOU STAMP THE WORDS. Stamp the "Thinking of You" as shown.
5) Cut a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock to measure 1"x 8 1/2". Punch out 4 Branches.These will be the Leaves.
6) Cut a piece of Concord Crush to measure 1" x 8 1/2". Punch out 9 Wings. These will be the Tulips. Adhere 3 of these Wings together using SNAIL Adhesive and then adhere the Tulip to the top 3 Leaves of the Branches. Repeat 2 more times to create the other 2 Tulips.
7) Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock to measure 2" x 3". Flip the Ornment Punch over and punch out the Flower Vase. Position the Daffodil Delight Card Stock so you don't punch out the pointy part of the Ornament.
8) Flip the Flower Vase over and add SNAIL Adhesive to the back. Flip it back around and position the stems so they are going out of the top.
9) Cut a piece of 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon to measure 7" using Paper Snips and tie it into a bow. Adhere the bow to the Flower Vase using a Mini Glue Dot. Adhere the Flowers and Vase to the stamped Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
10) Adhere the stamped Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Base using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Outlined Occasions Valentine’s Day Card of the Week

 

Outlined Occasions Valentine's Day Card of the Week

 

The colors are non traditional in this Valentine's Day Card, but I wanted to show you a different color scheme. If you don't like using Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip, you can also copy the layout and change the colors.
I love how the dots on the Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon match the dots on the Dotted Solid Heart.

SUPPLIES:

STAMP SETS:
* I {Heart} Hearts Wood Mount #117010 OR Clear Mount #118571
* Outlined Occasions Wood Mount #126014 OR Clear Mount #126016 (2012 Sale-A-Bration)

CARD STOCK:
* Pretty in Pink 8 1/2" x 11" #100459
* Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Chocolate Chip 8 1/2" x 11" #102128
* Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 11" #120953

INKS:
* Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad #101301
* Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #100908

ACCESSORIES:
* "C" Block #118486 (If you're using the Clear Mount Stamp Set)
* "D" Block #118485 (If you're using the Clear Mount Stamp Set)
* Bone Folder #102300
* Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon #124142
* Paper Snips #103579
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* Mini Glue Dots #103683
* Stampin' Scrub #102642
* Stampin' Mist #102394

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and crease it using a Bone Folder. The crease should be along the top.
2) Cut a piece of Pretty in Pink Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4". Adhere it to the Chocolate Chip Card Front using SNAIL Adhesive.
3) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 1 1/4" x 4". Adhere it to the Card Front using SNAIL Adhesive as shown.
4) Cut a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock to measure 3 1/2" x 3 3/4". Adhere it to the Card Front using SNAIL Adhesive.
5) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3 1/4" x 3 1/2".
6) Ink up the "Dotted Outlined Heart" Stamp using Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it as shown.
7) Ink up the "Dotted Solid Heart" Stamp using Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it inside the "Dotted Outlined Image" Stamp. This is an example where it is easier to used the Clear Mount Stamp Set.
8) Ink up the "Love" Stamp using Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin" Pad and stamp as shown.
9) Adhere the stamped Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
10) Cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon to measure 6" using the Paper Snips and tie it into a bow. Adhere it to the Card Front using Mini Glue Dots. Trim the ends if necessary.
11) All you have to do is add a verse inside and sign your name. 

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2 Full Hearts #119883 Wedding Card

 

2 Full Hearts #119883 Wedding Card

 

There are a lot of milestones in someones life and a Wedding would be at the top of a lot of people's list. A Wedding is a joyous occasion filled with hope for the future. Shawn & I attended a family Wedding for Shelley and Nathan. We had so much fun. This is the Wedding Card that I made them to commemoriate their special day. We hope that you have a long and happy life together.

STAMP SETS:
* Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 

INKS:
* Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad #101179

CARD STOCK:
* Basic Black 8 1/2" x 11" #121045
* Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Glossy White 8 1/2" x 11" #102599

ACCESSORIES: 
* Bone Folder #102300
* Big Shot Cutting Machine (including Multipurpose Platform and 2 Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #120175
* 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319
* Paper Snips #103579
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* 3/16" Corner Punch #119871
* Full Heart Punch #119883
* Basic Rhinestones #119246
* Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #116824
* Basic Pearls #119247

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and crease it with the Bone Folder. The fold should be along the top. This is the Card Base.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4". Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ 1 Standard Cutting Pad, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Whisper White Card Stock inside, the second Standard Cutting Pad and the Multipurpose Platform (Tab1). Run the "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
3) Cut a piece of 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon to measure 7" using Paper Snips. Adhere it to the Vintage Wallpaper Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere this layer to the Basic Black Card Base using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
4) Cut another piece of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". Punch out each of the 4 corners using 3/16" Corner Punch. Adhere it to the Card Base using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
5) Cut another piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3" x 4 1/4". Punch out each of the 4 corners using 3/16" Corner Punch. Ink up the "For The Newlyweds" Stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set using the Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it as shown. Adhere this layer to the Basic Black 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) Punch out a piece of Basic Black Card Stock using the Full Heart Punch. Using the Paper Snips, cut the Basic Black Full Heart down the center, almost to the end and fold back to make the lapels. Crease them with a Bone Folder.
7) Punch out a piece of Glossy White Card Stock using the Full Heart Punch. Adhere the Basic Black Full Heart using SNAIL Adhesive. Apply 2 Basic Rhinestones as shown.
8) Punch out a piece of Glossy White Card Stock using the Full Heart Punch. Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ 1 Standard Cutting Pad, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Glossy White Card Stock inside, the second Standard Cutting Pad and the Multipurpose Platform (Tab1). Run the "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
9) Adhere 3 Basic Pearls to the Glossy White Full Heart.
10) Adhere the Bride and Groom Hearts to the Card Base using 3 Stampin' Dimensionals each.
11) Congratualtions to the Newlyweds!!!!

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How To Use A Real Leaf As A Stamp?

 

Fall Leaves Thank You Card

 

I have noticed that when I go for my walk in the morning that there is definitely a crisp in the air. You can tell that Fall is here. I know, I am sorry to say those words out loud. Some of the leaves are starting to change but some are still green. I was inspired to capture the Fall Leaves before they vanish.

We are going to use the Leaves as Stamps.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Thank You Kindly #111700

CARD STOCK:
* Real Red Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #102482
* Very Vanilla Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #101650
* Always Artichoke Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #105119

INKS:
* Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker #105113
* Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #121030
* Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad #119667
* Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad #105216
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133

ACCESSORIES:
* 4 Real Leaves that are still green
* Brayer #102395
* Bone Folder #102300
* Stampin' Mist #102391
* Stampin' Scrub #102642
* Color Spritzer Tool #107066
* Paper Snips #103579
* 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon #109026
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Real Red Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and cease it with the Bone Folder. The crease will be along the top.
2) Cut a piece of Always Artichoke Card Stock to measure 4" x 5 1/4"
3) Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to measure 3 3/4" x 5".
4) Ink up the Brayer using the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (or the lightest color that you are going to use). Ink up the Vein side of the Leaf with the Brayer. Roll the Brayer back and forth, with a little bit of pressure to ensure that the Leaf is fully inked.Lay the Leaf with the Vein side down against the Very Vanilla Card Stock. Hold it in place so it doesn't move with one hand and rub over the entire Leaf surface with the other hand. This will transfer the ink from the Leaf to the Card Stock. Lift the Leaf straight up. Clean the Brayer as soon as possible before you use a different color ink and make sure that it is dry before you change the ink color.
5) Ink up the Brayer using the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (or the next darkest color that you are going to use). Repeat the above process using the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad and a different Leaf.
6) Ink up the Brayer using the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (or the next darkest color that you are going to use). Repeat the above process using the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad and a different Leaf.
7) Ink up the Brayer using t
he Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (or the next darkest color that you are going to use). Repeat the above process using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and a different Leaf.

8) Insert the Brush Tip of the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker into the end of the Color Spritzer Tool. Adjust it so the tip is in front of the Color Spritzer Tool as shown on page 203 of the 2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. I suggest to test the Color Spritzer Tool on a piece of scrap paper before you use it on the stamped Very Vanilla Card Stock. The closer that you hold the Color Spritzer Tool to the Card Stock the darker and bigger the spatters are. I use the Color Spritzer Tool about 8" to 9" away.
9) Ink up the "Thank You" using the side of the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker Brush Tip. Huff on the stamp to keep the ink moisten and the Stamp the "Thank You" onto the Very Vanilla Card Stock. Clean the stamp using Stampin' Mist and the Stampin' Scrub.
10) Cut a piece of 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon to measure 11 1/2" and wrap it around the stamped Very Vanilla Card Stock and tie it in a knot.
11) Adhere the Always Artichoke Card Stock to the Real Red Card Base using SNAIL Adhesive.
12) Adhere the stamped Very Vanilla Card Stock to the Always Artichoke Card Stock using 5 Stampin' Dimensionals.
13) you can see how fun & easy it is to make this Card. This would be perfect Card to make with a child. You could go for a walk and gather the Leaves and then make a Card using them.

NOTE:
A) Always start with the lightest color first when you are inking up the Fall Leaves. That way if you don't thoroughly clean the Brayer, you won't see the lighter color ink on the next Classic Stampin' Pad (darker color). If you used the dark one first and you didn't get it cleaned, the darker ink would transfer to the lighter ink pad and you would be able to see it.
B) For best results use green Leaves that are in good condition.They will be moist and they won't absorb all of the ink before you stamp them onto the Card Stock.
C) When I got home, the leaves had curled from being in my pocket. I laid them down on the table and put a heavy book on them to flatten them out. This makes it easier to work with them.
D) If you want to use the same Leaf again, but with a different color ink, all you have to do is wipe the Leaf with a Kleenex to remove the ink. You should do it as soon as you Stamp the first Leaf, because the ink will eventually dry on the Leaf.

Tip for Cleaning Your Brayer
i) Before you begin your project, have your Stampin' Mist and an old towel handy. The darker color may stain the Brayer so you want to clean it as soon as you are finished stamping your Leaf onto the Card Stock.
ii) Once you are done Brayering the color onto the Leaf, roll the Brayer on a scrap piece of paper. This will remove a lot of the ink before you wash it and save you time.
iii) Clean the Brayer under a faucet using luke warm water. Rotate the Rubber Roller, so you rinse off all of the Classic Stampin' Ink.
iv) If all of the ink isn't coming off, then spray the Stampin' Mist directly onto the Rubber Roller and gently rub your finger against it to help remove the ink.
v) If you have to use it, thoroughly rinse the Stampin' Mist off of the Brayer's Rubber Roller.
vi) Make sure that the Brayer's Rubber Roller is dry before you ink it up.

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Teeny Tiny Wishes Bigz XL Bitty Box

 

Teeny Tiny Wishes Bigz XL Bitty Box

You have tried to come up with a special gift for someone and you just couldn't find the perfect gift. What are you going to do? Money is the perfect gift!!!  You look and you didn't have a gift bag small enough and you didn't want to just put it in an envelope. Well I have the perfect solution ~ the Bigz XL Bitty Box #115967 makes a 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" box. This is great for money or any other small gift ~ like jewellery.

                                                                         
STAMP SETS:
* Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
   
CARD STOCK:
* Daffodil Delight 8 ½” x 11” #119683
* Marina Mist 8 ½” x 11” #119682
* Whisper White 8 ½” x 11” #100730
   
INKS:
* Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad #119668
   
ACCESSORIES:
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439
* Extended Cutting Pads #113478
* Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope #115967
* Bone Folder # 102300
* Sticky Strip #104294
* Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464
* Clear Rhinestone Brads #113144
* 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch #101227
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock to measure 6” x 8 ½”.
2) Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich" ~ 1 Extended Cutting Pad, Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope, Daffodil Delight Card Stock and the other Extended Cutting Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
3) Using the Bone Folder crease all of the score lines.
4) Adhere the corners together using Sticky Strip.
5) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 2" x 2". Ink up the "just for you" Stamp using Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it in the lower right hand corner.
6) Cut a piece of Marina Mist Card Stock to measure 2" x 5" and punch it using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. Slide the indicator to the solid image and punch.
7) Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock to measure 2" x 5" and punch it using Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. Slide the indicator to the third position (the fully punched out image).
8) Layer the 2 punched out images and punch a hole in the center using the 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch. Insert the Smallest Clear Rhinestone Brad. Open the prongs to secure the 2 layers together.
9) Adhere the the 2" X 2" stamped Whisper White Card Stock to the top of the Bitty Box using SNAIL Adhesive.
10) Adhere the flower to the stamped Whisper White Card Stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
11) All that is left is to enclose your special gift.

If you would like to purchase any of the Products used to make this Teeny Tiny Wishes Bigz XL Bitty Box, click on the blue highlighted Product names and "ADD TO BAG".