Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stamp Camp West Cards

This is the card I made for Stamp Camp West today. It's based on one of cards I made at my upline's house in July (see my July 14 post), but with a few modifications.


Stamp Sets
* Itty Bitty Bits
* Sincere Salutations

Card Stock
* Soft Suede (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; 5” x 3-3/4”)
* Naturals Ivory (5-1/4” x 4” – 2 pieces)

* Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
* Chip Board cut to 4-3/4" x 6"
* Craft Knife
* Big Shot Die Cut Machine
* Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
* 5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (6”)
* Mini Vintage Tag
* SNAIL Adhesive


1. Measure in 1" from each side of Chip Board and draw a line parallel with the edge to create a rectangle. Use Craft Knife and a straight edge to cut out and remove the rectangle, creating a frame.

2. Use Elegant Lines embossing folder and Big Shot to emboss the insert for inside of card. Layer the Big Shot "sandwich" as follows (from the bottom up):
* Big Shot Base (do not open out any of the tabs)
* Chip Board frame created in Step 1
* Embossing Folder with 5-1/4" x 4" Naturals Ivory card stock inside
* Acrylic Pad
Roll sandwich through Big Shot. The portion of the card stock over the opening in the Chip Board frame will not receive any pressure and will stay smooth for writing and/or stamping.

3. Emboss 5" x 3-3/4" Soft Suede card stock with Elegant Lines embossing folder (use both Acrylic Pads this time and do not use Chip Board frame).

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

5. Stamp greeting on insert created in Step 2; adhere to inside of card.

6. Adhere unembossed piece of Naturals Ivory card stock to card front.

7. Stamp image from Itty Bitty Bits on Vintage Tag. There is a very long knotted string attached to the Vintage Tag. To shorten the string, tie a second knot in the string about 1" from tag. Cut excess string about 1/4" from knot (if you cut too close to the knot, it will unravel while you're working with it). Feed Satin Ribbon through string loop, and tie ribbon in a knot so the tag dangles from the ribbon. Adhere ribbon across upper left corner of Soft Suede card stock as shown in sample and adhere the ribbon ends to the back of the card stock. Adhere Soft Suede card stock to card front over Naturals Ivory card stock.

8. Optional: Emboss flap of Very Vanilla envelope by turning embossing folder sideways and matching edge of design to flap crease. Layer the embossing folder between two Acrylic Pads and roll through Big Shot. (NOTE: Feed sandwich through Big Shot envelope end first; if you feed it through leading with the flap, it has a tendency fo crunch up the upper edges of the envelope.)

That's it! You're finished! Hope you enjoyed this project.

Cath ;D

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Window Card

This was the third card we created in the August 14 workshop. It's based on a swap card I received from Carolyn Mahoney at one of my Front Range Stamper meetings earlier this year.


• Elements of Style
(118611-w $27.95; 120045-c $19.95; set of 5)
• Punch Potpourri
(118394-w; 120124-c; set of 4; Hostess Level 1)

• Old Olive Textured card stock: 10-1/2" x 5-1/4"
• Whisper White card stock: 5" x 5" (2 - one for inside)
• Window Sheet: 5" x 5"

• Jet Black StazOn
• Subtles Stampin' Write Markers

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Big Shot Die Cut Machine
• Flower Bigz Clear Die
• Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon
• Mini Glue Dots
• SNAIL Adhesive


1. Score textured card stock at 5-1/4"; fold at score line to create card. Open card, center card front over Flower Die, and run through Big Shot to create window.

2. Wrap ribbon around left edge of card through flower shape and tie in a knot on front of card.

3. Place a Mini Glue Dot in each corner of Window Sheet. Adhere to back of card front.

4. Stamp design on 5" x 5" Whisper White card stock with StazOn Ink. Allow to dry, and then color design with Stampin' Write Markers (for this sample, I used Certainly Celery for the leaves, and Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose for the flowers). Place a Mini Glue Dot in each corner on the front of the design and adhere behind Window Sheet so picture shows through front of card. (Optional: Stamp portion of design on second 5" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock, color design, and adhere to inside of card.)

5. Stamp embellishment designs on scraps of Whisper White card stock, color in designs, and cut out or punch designs. Adhere to front of card with Mini Glue Dots. (For this sample, I used the heart and three-flower images from the Punch Potpourri Hostess Set.)

Alternate Card:

Make card exactly the same as the first one, skipping the steps for coloring in the designs. The butterfly on this sample is from the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set.

Hope you enjoy this design.

Cath ;D

Tri-Fold Card

As you may have noticed, the theme was butterflies for my August 14 workshop. This tri-fold design was inspired by a card I saw in the convenience store in the building where I work.


• With All My Heart
(118134-w $17.95; 118623-c $13.95; set of 6)
• Texture Jumbo Wheel
• Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel

• Crumb Cake card stock: 10-1/4" x 5-1/2"
• Whisper White card stock: 5-1/4" x 2"; 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" (2)
• Tempting Turquoise card stock: about 3-1/2" x 5" for die cut butterflies
• Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (Brights - Daffodil Delight): about 3-1/2" x 5" for die cut butterflies

• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
• Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Big Shot Die Cut Machine
• Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
• Linen Thread
• Jumbo Wheel Handle
• SNAIL Adhesive


1. Score Crumb Cake card stock vertically at 2-1/2", 4", 6-1/2" and 8". Fold back and forth accordian-style at score lines to create card.

2. Use Daffodil Delight Stampin' Pad and Texture Jumbo Wheel to stamp background design on all three Whisper White strips; use Tempting Turquoise and Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel to stamp design over Texture design. (Note: Roll design once on scrap paper before rolling on card stock to lighten the image.) Use Pacific Point Stampin' Pad to stamp greetings over other two colors. (Note that one panel is 1/4" narrower than the other two -- I used this panel on the front, but it will also work as the back. You just need to pay attention to the placement when stamping your greetings.) Adhere Whisper White card stock to 2-1/4" and 2-1/2" panels inside card. (Optional: Before adhering to card, use Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Pad to distress edges of Whisper White card stock.)

3. Use Beautiful Butterflies die to cut two butterflies from Tempting Turquoise, and two smaller butterflies from Designer Series Paper. Adhere DSP butterflies to card stock butterflies, wrap linen thread around centers and tie in a knot at the top to create head and antenna for each butterfly. Tie knots near ends of each antenna. Adhere butterflies inside card as shown.

That's it . . . pretty easy, huh?!

I hope you enjoy this card, too!

Cathy ;D

T-Slide Card

This was one of the projects we made in my August 14 workshop, based on a design by Kim Score. The materials for this sample are listed below; for complete directions, see Kim's tutorial on Here's the link: Kim Score's T-Slide Tutorial


• Upsy Daisy (111710; set of 4; $18.95)
• Butterfly Prints (121049-w $16.95; 120738-c $12.95; set of 5)

• Garden Green card stock: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
• Very Vanilla card stock: 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; scrap for scallop oval punch
• Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper: 5" x 5"
• Crumb Cake card stock: 3-1/2" x 1-1/4"; 4" x 1"; 4-1/4" X1"; scrap for round label punch; scrap for butterfly die
• Vellum card stock: scrap for butterfly embosslit

• Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Big Shot Die Cut Machine
• Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
• Beautiful Wings Embosslit
• Crystal Effects
• SNAIL Adhesive
• Sticky Strip


Cath ;D

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sassy Chic Stamp Camp in Longmont

Today's stamp camp in Longmont was fun! It's a new stamp camp, so not as many people as some of the others I've done, but a very nice group of people -- both the demonstrators and the customers. I was up VERY LATE preparing for this one, but it paid off -- most of the people told me they enjoyed my card. I had planned on doing all of the card kits in primary colors, but my paper order didn't arrive in time, so I had to go to Plan B, which was making some of the cards using some of the other colors from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper.

It's kind of hard to tell from these photos, but this is a pop-up card -- the cupcake, large balloon and one of the small balloons on the inside of the card kind of float over the back two balloons.

These are the alternate colors that ended up being the more popular color combination.

Ok . . . that's it for this evening. I'll come back later and update this post to add the materials lists and instructions -- it was a long day with only a few hours of sleep, so I'm turning early this evening . . . .

Until the next time. Have a happy Stampin' Day (or evening).

Cathy ;D

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wedding/Anniversary Swap Card

This was my card for the Wedding/Anniversary swap at the July 27 Front Range Stampers meeting. I made two different versions (mainly because I didn't have enough Designer Series Paper in one design to make all of the cards the same). Here are the materials and instructions:

Stamp Sets:
* Elizabeth (117120-w $9.95; set of 1)
* Artistic Etchings (118517-w $18.95; 120573-c $14.95; set of 6)
* Curly Cute (inside; 117014-W $19.95; 120510-c $14.95; set of 5)
* Sahara Sand* (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Whisper White (5-1/4" x 4" inside)
* Vellum (5" x 3-3/4")
Designer Series Paper (DSP):
* Blueberry Crisp (5-1/4" x 4")
* Early Espresso* Classic Stampin' Pad
* Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker*
* 5/8” Organza Ribbon
* Linen Thread
* Stampin’ Sponge
* Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow)
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Sticky Strip

* Alternate card: Not Quite Navy Cardstock, Stampin’ Pad and Stampin’ Write Marker

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" cardstock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create card.
2. Use Stampin' Sponge and ink pad to distress edges of Vellum and Whisper White card stock and DSP. Stamp greeting from Curly Cute on Whisper White card stock and adhere to inside of card.
3. Stamp Elizabeth image on Vellum card stock; stamp "AMOUR" from Artistic Etchings inside oval. On back side of card stock, use Stampin' Write Marker to color in design around outside of oval. Adhere to DSP with one strip of SNAIL Adhesive across card stock about 1" from top.
4. Lay ribbon across front of Vellum card stock covering area where SNAIL Adhesive shows through, and adhere on back of DSP. Lay another piece of ribbon vertically across first piece, and adhere on back of DSP. Use Sticky Strip to adhere DSP to front of card.
5. Use Linen thread to tie two pieces of ribbon together at intersection. Tie knot from third piece of ribbon and adhere over intersection with Tombow glue.

This can be used as either a wedding or an anniversary card. Enjoy!

Cathy ;D

Christmas in July Swap Card

The themes for my July 27 Front Range Stampers' swap were Christmas in July and Anniversary/Wedding. My Christmas in July card is pictured here -- I'm also using this design for a 100-card swap I've recently joined (actually, it will be an 85-card swap because the organizer couldn't find 100 demonstrators who were interested in making that many cards); that swap will be card-fronts only, so they won't be able to see how this design works as you open the card (maybe I'll include a photo on the ingredients label). Anyway, here are the materials and instructions:

Stamp Sets:
* Holiday Happiness (120786-w $14.95; 120792-c $11.95; set of 6)
* Teahouse (background; 117132-w $17.95; set of 1)
* Old Olive (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"; 4-1/4" x 3")
* Cherry Cobbler (4-1/2" x 3-3/8")
* Very Vanilla (4" x 2-1/2"; 5-1/2" x 4-1/8" for inside)
Designer Series Paper (DSP):
* Jolly Holiday (5-1/2" x 1-1/2")
* Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad and Stampin' Write Marker
* Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
* Brights Brads (Old Olive)
* Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad
* 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (Old Olive - about 6")
* Scallop Trim Border Punch
* Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
* Mini Glue Dot
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note: SNAIL Adhesive used unless otherwise specified. 1. Score 7-1/4" x 5-1/2" cardstock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card (note: front will be 1-1/4" shorter than back of card). Stamp Teahouse design on front of card with Always Artichoke ink.
2. Adhere 5-1/2" x 4-1/8" Very Vanilla card stock to inside of card. Trim one long edge of DSP with Scallop Trim Border punch; align flat edge with right edge of card and adhere to inside of card over Very Vanilla card stock.
3. Stamp Happy Holidays on inside of card with Always Artichoke ink; stamp ornament with Cherry Cobbler.
4. Trim long edge of 4-1/4" x 3" Old Olive cardstock with Scallop Trim Punch; adhere to Cherry Cobbler card stock.
5. Stamp tree image on 4" x 2-1/2" Very Vanilla card stock with Old Olive; stamp ornaments with Cherry Cobbler. Attach brads below branches as shown; use Stampin' Write Marker to connect brads to branches. Attach Fire Rhinestone brad to top of tree. Adhere to Always Artichoke card stock. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to card front as shown (note: right side of tree piece will overlap but not be attached to DSP on right edge of card).
5. Tie ribbon into a bow and adhere to base of tree with a Mini Glue Dot.

That's it. The card is complete. Enjoy!

Cath ;D

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer Mini Albums Available

August 2, 2010
We have received inventory for the following "while supplies last" items from the Summer Mini, and they are available to purchase beginning today.

Old Olive Polka Dot 6" x 6" Album (item 119833)
Blue Herringbone 6" x 6" Album (item 119834)

Thank you for your patience!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stamp Camp West Card

This is the card we made at Stamp Camp West on Saturday, July 31. It's easy and uses all the new In-Colors, as well as a couple of the other new Stampin' Up! colors. Of course, you can use ANY color you happen to have on hand, and it's a great way to use up scraps!

Stamp Set: Cute by the Inch (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Card Stock:
* Crumb Cake (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Early Espresso (4-3/4" x 3-3/8"; scraps for punches)
* Whisper White (4-1/2" x 3-1/8"; scraps for punches)
* Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade (1-1/4" x 1-1/4" for punch)
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
* Boho Blossoms Punch
* 1-1/4" Square Punch
* Self-adhesive Jewels - Pearls
* SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals


1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake card stock at 4-1/4"; fold at scoreline to create card.

2. Stamp designs from Cute by the Inch on Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzazz card stock; punch out with 1-1/4" Square punch; punch additional squares from Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, and Daffodil Delight card stock. Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere squares to Whisper White card stock as shown. (Hint: Place Whisper White card stock on grid paper and use the lines to align the squares.)

3. Punch 3 large Boho Flowers from Whisper White card stock; punch 3 small Boho Flowers from Early Espresso card stock. Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere flowers to unstamped squares, and Whisper White card stock to Early Espresso card stock. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere Early Espresso card stock to front of card.

4. Adhere self-adhesive Pearls to centers of each flower.

5. Optional: Adhere 5" x 3-3/4" Whisper White card stock to inside of card. Punch 1-3/8" Square from Early Espresso card stock and adhere to upper left-hand corner on inside. Stamp a Cute by the Inch image on Whisper White card stock; punch out with 1-1/4" Square punch, and adhere to center of Early Espresso square.

Cath ;D