Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Something new has been added . . . .

Check out my Class Projects page for a photo of the cards we'll be making in my craft room on Wednesday, September 5.  Hope to see you there!

Also, be sure to visit my Upcoming Stampin' Events page for all the latest and great information, including flyers and registration forms, for my craft room class, as well as lots of other upcoming local stampin' opportunities!

Cathy  ;D

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lemon Zest Card (07/28/2018 Rose Hill Stamp Camp)

Today's card is the one we made at my table this past Saturday at Rose Hill Stamp Camp.  It's a quick and easy Z-fold card. 

Thanks to Sylvia Sanchez for this great card design!!! (Visit https://diystampingfun.com/2017/07/live-life-zest/ to see Sylvia's card.)

Click on photos for closer look.

Inside

Materials

Stamp Sets
* Lemon Zest
* Coffee Cafe

Paper
* Whisper White Thick card stock (11" X 4-1/4"; @ 3-1/2" X 2-1/4" for front label; @ 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" for inside label; @ 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" for limes)
* Granny Apple Green card stock (4-1/16" x 5-5/16"; 4-1/16" x 2-9/16"; scraps for leaves)
* Lemon Lime Twist card stock (3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; 3-7/8" x 2-3/8")
* Vellum card stock (@ 2-3/4" x 2" for cup)
* Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (3-5/8" x 3/8" for straw)

Ink
* Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black)
* Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Pad
* Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
* Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
* Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (retired)
* Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
* Lemon Builder Punch
* Everyday Label Punch
* 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon (Granny Apple Green)
* Glitter Enamel Dots (Granny Apple Green)
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Glue Dots; Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Instructions
(SNAIL Adhesive used unless otherwise indicated.)

1. Score 11" x 4-1/4" card stock at 5-1/2"; turn to other side and score at 2-3/4".  Fold away from scorelines to create a "Z" fold card base. (See "inside" photo above.)

2. Adhere 4-1/16" x 5-5/16" Granny Apple Green card stock to inside of card; adhere 4-1/16" x 2-9/16" Granny Apple Green card stock to front flap.

3. Use embossing folder and Big Shot to add texture to both pieces of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Adhere to Granny Apple Green card stock on inside and front flap.

4. Cut 3-9/16" x 2-1/16" label from Whisper White thick card stock; stamp "LIFE'S SHORT" near upper left corner.

5. To make front label:
* Use piece of Stampin' Sponge (I cut my sponges in 1/4th pieces) to add Lemon Lime Twist ink over entire surface of lemon stamp; use second piece of Stampin' Sponge to apply Granny Apple Green ink around sides and bottom of stamp, creating a dimensional effect.  Stamp on scrap of Whisper White Thick card stock.  Repeat to make second image.  Use Lemon Builder punch to cut both images.  Since we've used Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist to make this fruit, they've magically been transformed into LIMES!!!  Use Glue Dots or Liquid Glue to adhere one lime over the other as shown. 
* Punch four leaves from Granny Apple Green card stock and use Glue Dots or Liquid Glue to adhere to back of limes as shown.  Adhere limes and leaves to label as shown. 
* Apply Liquid Glue to back of label on left side only and adhere to front flap.  Right side will hang free.  Add Glitter Dots as shown.  Make knot from ribbon and adhere to left side of label with Glue Dots.  (I applied Glue Dots just behind the knot and allowed the tails hang free.) 

6. Use Memento Ink to stamp coffee cup image on Vellum card stock; allow to dry completely before cutting out shape with Coffee Cups die.  (This is important because ink will smear if handled too soon.)  Use brush end of Stampin' Write Marker to scribble some limeade into the cup; use Memento Ink to stamp some ice cubes floating in the limeade.  Allow to dry completely before handling.  (NOTE:  It's important to paint the color before stamping the ice cubes, because if the Memento Ink isn't completely dry the ink will smear when painting the limeade.)

7. Cut a 3-5/8" x 3/8" piece of DSP  (or use the straw die); use Liquid Glue to adhere to inside of card as shown.  On the back of the coffee cup draw a thin line of glue around the outer edge behind the stamped image; adhere to inside of card over straw.

8. Use Memento Ink to stamp inside sentiment on scrap of Whisper White card stock; punch out with Everyday Label punch.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere to inside of card.

That's it!  Your totally cute, cool and refreshing card is finished!  I think I'll take a break and have a limeade now!!!

Cathy  ;D

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Happy August!!!

Well, July got away from me . . . not surprisingly.  I had taken the month off to catch up on a lot of things -- ended up accomplishing NONE OF THOSE THINGS . . . but I did get to spend a lot of time with my sweet grandson!  So it was totally worth it!  Sweet Finn goes back to school next week, so our summer fun is almost at an end and we won't see much of him now until Fall Break.  So it's back to work for me!!!!

Below are photos of the cards made at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on July 28 (yes, I did do a couple of stamp camps even though I was on vacation).  I will post instructions for the card we made at my table later today or tomorrow morning.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these cards -- hopefully, they will inspire you to come up with similar designs!

Cath  ;D


Click on photos for closer look.

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