Friday, July 6, 2018

Rose Hill Stamp Camp Cards (June 23, 2018)

Yesterday I posted photos and instructions for the card I made at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on June 23, 2018.  Today I'm sharing with you the other demo cards made at that stamp camp.  (Click on images for closer look.)



Next Rose Hill Stamp Camp is Saturday, July 28, 2018.  See my Upcoming Events Page for details.

Cathy  ;D

Thursday, July 5, 2018

All Occasion Card (June 2018)

Good morning!  Today I'm bringing you a card design that uses some of the new Stampin' Up! colors and papers.  This was the card stampers made at my table at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on June 23.

Click on image for closer look.

Materials

Stamp Sets
* Petal Palette
* Lemon Zest (Happy Birthday)

Paper
* Basic Black card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 5-1/4" x 1-3/4"; about 4" x 3" for die cut)
* Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, or So Saffron card stock (5-1/4" x 4")
* Whisper White card stock (3" x 3/4" for label; about 3" x 3" for flowers)* Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (5-1/4" x 1-1/2")

Ink
* Memento Pad
* Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
* See Color Key below for other markers used

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Basket Weave Embossing Folder
* Petals and More Thinlits Dies
* Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals

Instructions
(SNAIL Adhesive used to assemble card unless otherwise indicated.)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create card base.

2. Use Big Shot and embossing folder to add texture to 5-1/4" x 4" color card stock.  Adhere to front of card.

3. Adhere 5-1/4" x 1-3/4" Basic Black card stock over embossed card stock as shown.  Adhere DSP over Basic Black card stock.

4. Use Big Shot and detailed leaves die to cut leaf spray from Basic Black card stock.  Adhere over DSP with tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  (HINT:  To get crisp cuts for detailed dies, use the Precision Base Plate in place of the bottom Standard Cutting Pad.  If your paper is sticking inside the die, place a thin piece of clear vinyl -- I cut pieces of the packaging envelope from the dies and embossing folder -- between the die and the card stock.  The paper practically falls out of the die!)

5. Use Memento Pad to stamp sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with Big Shot and label die.  Use brush end of Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to apply ink on edges of label.  Adhere to card as shown with Stampin' Dimensionals.

6. Use Memento Ink to stamp flower image on Whisper White card stock.  Color flowers and leaves with Stampin' Write Markers, leaving centers of flowers white (see Color Key below).  Apply Wink of Stella glitter to center of each flower.  Cut out image with flower die.  Color all blank spaces, including edge outside flower image, with Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to front of card overlapping label.  (NOTE:  DO NOT apply dimensionals where the flowers overlap label.)

Color Key for card stock and Stampin' Write Markers (from left to right as pictured above):
* Card 1: Mint Macaron card stock; leaves: Mint Macaron; flowers: Balmy Blue
* Card 2: Calypso Coral card stock; leaves: Pear Pizzazz; flowers: Grapefruit Grove
* Card 3: So Saffron card stock; leaves: Soft Seafoam; flowers: So Saffron

That's it!  This is a quick and easy all-occasion card to add to your stash.

Cathy  ;D

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!


Hope you are all enjoying a fun and safe 4th of July holiday!  I'm having "fun" cleaning up my craft room and trying to make some semblance of order out of this mess!  (June was a busy month class and stamp camp-wise, and you can tell from the aftermath left in my room.)

Beginning tomorrow (July 5), I plan to begin catching up on all the things I didn't have time to post during the past month.  Be sure to check back often . . . or better yet, sign up to follow me by e-mail so you'll know every time I add a new project!

Cathy  :D


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sweet Bunny Baby Card


Sweet Bunny Baby Card

When the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog came out the beginning of June I couldn’t resist buying the Best Bunny Bundle, including the stamp set and punch.  It’s so sweet, and I immediately saw baby cards coming to life!

This is my first baby card using this set . . . I’m sure there will be many more before I lay this little guy to rest.

Click on image for closer look.

Materials

Stamp Set
* Best Bunny

Card Stock
* Whisper White Thick Card Stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2” for card base)
* Whisper White card stock (4-1/4” x 3” for layer; scraps for punches)
* So Saffron card stock (5-1/4” x 4”)

Designer Series Paper
* Share What You Love Specialty DSP (4-1/8” x 2-7/8”)

Ink
* Memento Ink Pad
* Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
* So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
* Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
* Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker
* So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
* Tufted Embossing Folder
* Bunny Builder Punch
* Balloon Bouquet Punch
* Detailed Trio Punch
* Aqua Painter (filled with water)
* Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
* Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots; Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue; SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembly

1.      Score 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” Whisper White Thick Card Stock at 4-1/4”; fold away from score line to create card base.

2.      Use Big Shot and Embossing Folder to add texture to 5-1/4” x 4” So Saffron card stock.  Use Flower side of Detailed Trio Punch to cut flowers in each corner, then turn punch to Corner Rounder side and punch each corner again.  Use Aqua Painter and So Saffron Ink to add shading around edges of So Saffron card stock.  Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere to card front.

3.      Use Corner Rounder Corner of Detailed Trio Punch to round corners of the card base, 4-1/4” x 3” Whisper White card stock, and DSP.

4.      Stamp grass as shown near bottom left of DSP.  Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere DSP to 4-1/4” x 3” Whisper White card stock; use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to card front.

5.      Use Memento Ink Pad to stamp bunny head, body, tail, paws, and gift package on scraps of Whisper White card stock.  Use Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker to color in center of ears and tummy; use So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker to color ribbon on package; use Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate Ink to shade in gift package, bunny body, head, tail and paws.  Punch out images with Bunny Builder punch.  (NOTE:  Gift package will need to be fussy cut.)  Assemble bunny head, body and tail with Liquid Glue; adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Assemble gift package and paws; adhere to bunny with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

6.      Stamp sentiment on scrap of Whisper White card stock; punch out with Balloon Bouquet punch.  Shade balloon with Aqua Painter and So Saffron Ink.  Lightly run side of brush end of Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker around edge of balloon.  This will create a very thin line to define the outer edge of the balloon.  Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

7.      Cut about 1-1/2” of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.  Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere one end under balloon; adhere other end under bunny’s paw.  Make a small bow with Baker’s Twine and adhere to balloon with rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

That’s it, you’re finished!  Hope you enjoy making this sweet little bunny card as much as I did!

Cathy Hansen
Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

Friday, June 1, 2018

Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Goes Live Today!

Howdy, stampers!  Great news!!!  The new Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is now up and ready for you to place your orders for some awesome new products!


Visit my Stampin' Up! Website at https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx to place your online orders.  Don't forget, if your order is less than $150, please apply Host Code R3G6M7AY to your June 2018 order.  (If your order is $150 or more, DO NOT enter a Host Code; instead be sure to claim your free host merchandise!)

To view the new catalog online, visit http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/cathyhansen/catalogs.

Looking forward to another great year with Stampin' Up!  Please contact me with your questions or comments about the new catalog!

Thanks much!

Cathy ;D

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fun and Easy Little Gift (May Class Gift)

Happy Sunday Morning!!!  Today I'll show you how to make a quick and easy small gift item that every woman can use!  I gave this little gift to everyone who attended my classes in May, as well as to the demonstrators who participated in my stamp camp at the end of April.

One of the great things about this little gift is that you can use items you probably already have in your stash!  It's a great way to use up old Designer Series Paper (you can cut 8 of these from one sheet).

Click on image for closer look
Materials

Paper
* Designer Series Paper ("DSP") -- any pattern (6" x 3")

Tools and Accessories
* Scoring Board and Stylus
* 3/4" Circle Punch
* Linen Thread
* Small Button
* Nail File
* Adhesive: Tear and Tape; Glue Dots

Instructions

Click on image for larger view.

1. Referring to diagram above, cut 1" from top of 6" x 3" DSP to use as Belly Band.

2. Score lengthwise at 1" and 2", then turn sideways and score at 1/4".

3. Use 3/4" Circle Punch to cut a half-circle at top of center panel.


4. Working on back side of DSP, fold up at 1/4" score line.  Apply Tear and Tape to the outside of the folded up section.


5. Remove backing from Tear and Tape, and fold at 1" score line, adhering the bottom folded edge at the same time.  Apply Tear and Tape to right edge of DSP.


6. Remove backing from Tear and Tape and fold at 2" score line, securing both the bottom and the back of the nail file sleeve.


7. Insert nail file (I found the purple one at Walgreens), and wrap Belly Band around sleeve, securing on the back with Tear and Tape.


8. Wrap a piece of Linen Thread around Belly Band and tie in a bow on the front.


9.  Use a Glue Dot to add a small button from your stash (the one shown is a retired Stampin' Up! button).  That's it!  You're finished! 

How quick and easy (and inexpensive!!!) was this?!  Everyone who received one from me this month was delighted to receive such a cute and practical gift!

Cathy ;D

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Flowers for Mother's Day (May Class Projects)

Happy Mothers Day to all!  Today I'm sharing with you the three beautiful flower cards we made in my May class.  Many of these stamp sets, as well as some of the colors, are retiring at the end of May, so this was my last chance to use them.  (Retiring items are marked with an asterisk in the materials lists below.)

Click on any photo for a closer look.
Card 1


Materials

Stamp Set
* Butterfly Basics*
* Sunshine Sayings

Paper
* Wisteria Wonder card stock* (8-1/2" x 2-1/2"; 4-1/2" x 3")
* Pear Pizzazz card stock (5-1/4" x 4")
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4"; 4-1/4" x 2-3/4")

Ink
* Basic Black Archival Ink Pad*
* Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
* Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad*

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
* 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (Old Olive)
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Glue Dots

Instructions
(NOTE:  SNAIL Adhesive used throughout unless otherwise indicated)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Wisteria Wonder card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card base.

2. Adhere 5-1/4" x 4" Pear Pizzazz card stock to card front.

3. Use Big Shot and Embossing Folder to add texture to 5" x 3-3/4" Whisper White card stock; adhere to front of card over Pear Pizzazz.

4. Use Basic Black ink to stamp flower and sentiment images from Butterfly Basics on 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White card stock (see photo for position).  Use Wisteria Wonder ink to stamp paint swatch stamp from Sunshine Sayings over flower image.  Repeat over stems and leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Adhere to 4-1/2" x 3" Wisteria Wonder card stock.  Attach this piece to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


5. Make a small bow from 1/8" ribbon and attach over stems with a Glue Dot.


For the inside of this card I chose to stamp just a simple greeting and a splash of color.


That's it!  Quick and easy!

Card 2

This card uses the Eclipse Technique and was designed by Stampin' Up! demonstrator Stephanie Smith.  It's a great card -- adaptable to many uses: Birthday, Sympathy, Get Well, etc.  I used it as a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law.


Materials

Stamp Set
* You're Inspiring
* Petal Palette

Paper
* Rich Razzleberry card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; scrap for scalloped oval)
* Always Artichoke card stock* (5-1/4" x 4")
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4"; scrap for oval)

Ink and Color
* Basic Black Arhival Stampin' Pad*
* Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
* Watercolor Pencils (Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight)

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
* Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
* Linen Thread
* Aqua Painter
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Foam Adhesive Strips

Instructions
(NOTE:  SNAIL Adhesive used for assembly unless otherwise indicated)

1. Score Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"  card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card base.

2. Adhere 5-1/4" x 4" Always Artichoke card stock to front of card.

3. Stamp flower image from You're Inspiring on 5" x 3-3/4" Whisper White card stock.  Use Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils to color in flowers and stems.  DO NOT COLOR TINY CENTERS OF FLOWERS YET.  Use Aqua Painter to spread out the color, being careful to not cover the tiny centers of the flowers.  NOW go back and add the Daffodil Delight to the tiny centers of the flowers.  (NOTE:  The reason for doing it this way is because if the Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight mix while you're using the Aqua Painter, it will turn to brown -- purple + yellow = brown.)


4. Use Big Shot and Framelits Dies to cut the frame from the flower (see photo below).  (NOTE:  I chose the 1-5/8" and 2-5/8" square dies.)


5. To assemble, adhere the large outer piece to the 5-1/4" x 4" Always Artichoke card stock.  Then, place, BUT DO NOT ADHERE, the frame piece inside the larger piece.  This is used solely as a guide for placement of the small inside square.  Adhere the small inside square to the Always Artichoke card stock, and then remove the frame piece.

6. Use Linen Thread to tie a small bow around the left side of the frame as shown below, and then adhere to the Always Artichoke card stock with Foam Adhesive Strips.

7. For the sentiment, use the Big Shot and Layering Ovals dies to cut a 2-1/8" scalloped oval from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Stamp sentiment on scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut out using 2" oval die.  Adhere Whisper White sentiment to Rich Razzleberry scalloped oval and use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to card near bottom of flower stems.


NOTES re sentiments and inside of card:

As you can see from my display board, I offered several different sentiments for the front of the card (pulled from various stamp sets.)

For this card, I matted the inside as well as the front of the card, with Always Artichoke card stock.  No sentiment was stamped on the inside; just a row of the flowers (from You're Inspiring stamp set) across the bottom.

Card 3

This is by far the easiest of the three cards -- it took one of my stamp-campers only 4 minutes to make!!!  I found this idea online and would really like to give credit to the creator, but I can't for the life of me find the paper showing where I found it!


Materials

Stamp Sets
* Awesomely Artistic*
* Work of Art*
* Flower Shop*
* Best Birds

Paper
* Perfect Plum card stock* (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Elegant Eggplant card stock* (5-1/8" x 3-7/8")
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4")

Ink
* Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad*
* Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad*
* Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad*
* Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories and Tools
* Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels
* Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive

Instructions

1. Score Perfect Plum 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card base.

2. Adhere Elegant Eggplant card stock to card front.

3. On Whisper White card stock, use Perfect Plum ink to stamp paint swatch images (from Work of Art stamp set) as follows:  Ink up stamp, stamp once on scratch paper ("stamp off"), then stamp image in upper left-hand corner.  Ink up stamp again, stamp off once, and then stamp image in lower left-hand corner.  DO NOT reink stamp to stamp last image at left side between the first two images.

4. Use Basic Black ink to stamp three pansies (from Flower Shop stamp set) as shown.

5. Use Smoky Slate ink to stamp "sprinkles" (from Awesomely Artistic stamp set) randomly.

6. Use Elegant Eggplant ink to stamp sentiment (from Best Birds stamp set).

7. Adhere Whisper White to card front over Elegant Eggplant card stock.

8. Add medium-size Clear Rhinestones to centers of flowers; add small Clear Rhinestones randomly.


Inside:  Stamp pansies randomly with Basic Black ink; stamp sprinkles with Smoky Slate; and stamp sentiment with Elegant Eggplant.



That's it!  Hope you enjoyed my three beautiful flower cards to celebrate the month of May!

Cathy :D