Birthday Blast Card

I recently had a class on Birthday cards and one of the cards we made was using the Birthday Blast bundle from Stampin’ Up. There is a trick to getting the die to cut at the top and bottom of the card.  Using a piece of grid paper I lined up the die at the top of the Tempting Turquoise card stock which was 4 x 5 1/4 and cut using the big shot.  Flip the die to the bottom of the card and line up using the grid paper and cut again.  The grid paper helps in lining up the die and also finding the center of the card stock so that the stars line up, top and bottom.  I also used a piece of glimmer paper to add a little pop to the card using our layering ovals framelits. With the leftover stars I used them inside the card to add some fun, of course I always need to add some glitter and used our Wink of Stella pen. This is a simple card to make, just need to take a few minutes to line up the die with the grid paper to get a whole new look.


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Cool Treats Card

Happy New Year to everyone!  I am participating in my first blog hop and can’t believe the new year is already here and time for a new Occasion’s Catalog and Sale-A-Bration from Stampin Up.  I love the new stamp set and bundles that are available so picked Cool Treats as one to start with.

Cool Treats is a bundle stamp set which has wonderful dies that goes with set and I used Melon Mambo and Pacific Point for my colors, making your standard size card 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 using half of an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock cut in half on the 11″ side.  I embossed the greeting in white and used the sprinkle stamp to give the paper some interest.  Stamped the ice cream cones on a sheet of Whisper White cut to 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 alternating the two colors of Melon Mambo and Pacific Island and used Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip for the cone.  The second layer was Pacific Point cut to 2 3/4 by 5 1/2. Of course I used our Wink of Stella clear to highlight the ice cream on the cone.  As you know I never leave a card blank on the inside and cut our of the cones to embellish it. This makes a cute Birthday card for any age who doesn’t like ice cream!

The second card I made was from the same stamp set, Cool Treats using Bermuda Bay as my color of choice and the Confetti embossing folder out of our main catalog, so I could highlight the ice cream cone.  I made the same size card 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 but cut the card stock in half on the 8 1/2 inch side and folded.  I used one of our sponge daubers and colored lightly over the embossed areas so that you could see the design.  Using our Layering Oval Framelits I cut out of piece of our silver glimmer paper to bring focus on the cone.  Using the same sentiment from the card above I stamped this inside the card using Bermuda Bay.  Cute and simple card and did not take any time to make this.

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Peaceful Pines Christmas Card


I cannot believe that Christmas is around the corner so I decided to get started in getting into the spirit!  The first card I did is one of my favorite stamp sets from our main catalog, Peaceful Pines.  The card base is Mint Macaron and I chose one of the stamped trees with the same ink.  I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I used the Merriest Wishes sentiment from the set Christmas Magic.  Of course I could not go without adding some bling.


The second card is with the same set, Peaceful Pines but using it in a different way.  I cut a piece of Whisper white to 4 ¼ by 11 and scored at 5 ½ then turned it to landscape so that the card opened from right to left.  I stamped 3 trees with Garden Green and cut them out with the Framelits.   Then I cut two pieces of card stock for the hills using Crumb Cake.  I then cut 3 stars with our Framelit on a piece of Red Glimmer Paper.   Using the snowflake provided in the set I stamped using Marina Mist.  The sentiment was stamped in Real Red.   I also used “Wishing a season of wonderful moments and warm memories” and stamped with Real Red inside the card and also stamped a few snowflakes in Marina Mist.

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Totally Trees


I am so excited for fall so I decided to create a couple of cards to welcome the cooler weather.  I started with Stampin’ Ups Totally Trees stamp set out of our new Holiday Catalog.  I love this stamp set with all of the different tress that you can make out of this set.


For the first card I used Bermuda Bay card stock and cut this to 5 ½ x 8 ½ scoring this in half at 4 ¼.  Next layer was Sweet Sugar Plum cutting this to 4 ½ by 3 and then the top layer using Whisper White 4 ¼ x 2 7/8.  Using two different trees I stamped the tree base using Early Espresso and the tree colors are Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz and Bermuda Bay.

I embossed the base card only putting in ½ of the card to create this effect using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

On the inside I cut a piece of Whisper White to 5 1/4 x 4 and stamped the inside using one of the trees on the right bottom corner




The second card I used traditional colors for the card and using only one tree.  Cutting a piece of Whisper White for the card base to 4 ¼ by 11 and scoring at 5 ½.  The second layer was a piece of the DSP out of the Holiday Catalog called Halloween Night cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 I like this paper due to it is has a lot of the fall colors in it.  The final layer is cut to 5 x 3 ¾ which is Whisper White.


I stamped the tree base in Early Espresso and used Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry for the trees and cut a piece of Emerald Envy for    4 ¼ by 7/8.  Embossed the sentiment using our gold embossing powder.  Of course I stamped a tree inside of the card on the bottom right.




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Double Pleated Card

This is my first blog posting and I have decided to include a card I have done recently in one of my classes.  This card is called a double pleated card and I combined this with a card base that will hold a gift card so the dimensions will be 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 which you will need to make your own envelope since this is a special size.  I had to customize the pleats so that it would fit on the special card base.




I started with our Designer series paper which is called Pop of Pink and the card base is Melon Mambo.  I cut the paper and folded to make the card front.






You should end up with a paper with all 4 cuts, I am using the other side of the paper for my card (the pencil marks were not showing so I used the back side to mark).  Then you fold inward on both sides so they meet in the middle and continue to fold.  You might need to make a small adjustment for the middle fold so the two meet.  Use your bone folder to crease each fold.

Now to make the card.  Using Melon Mambo cut a 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper to 4 ½ by 11.  Score at 4 ½,  5 ½ and 6 ½ to make the gift card fold.


I used the decorative label to make two punches one from each side to make the opening for the card. Make sure you line up with card from both sides and just punch a small piece, aligning the card so it is flush with the edge of the punch.  If you do not have a punch you can always cut a line across leaving space on each side so that the card fits.

I used tape runner on each of the folds to help hold down the paper and then used my tear and tape on the back across the paper to adhere this to the card.  I also added tear and tape to the band to help hold down the folds.


Taking the extra piece of DSP paper that you cut off at the end to make your 4 x 10 strip and you will use this to make a band that goes across your folded paper.  Since your folded paper does not fit the entire card front which is 4 ½ I used this as a band to cover and used the other side of your DSP with the dots adding visual interest to your card.

Using some rhinestones I put them on the top three folds and then used the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and punch using the Melon Mambo ink.  I adhered the sentiment with dimensionals.  For the inside I cut a piece of whisper white to 4 1/8 by 4 1/8 and stamped the word celebrate and added a couple of small hearts from the Bloomin Love stamp set.  I made the envelope using the Envelope Punch Board and stamped a few hearts to match the card.