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  • December 1-January 2: Year End Sales Event
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  • January 3: Sale-A-Bration Starts!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stamp-A-Stack: You're So Sweet Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Easel Card

The third card for the August Stamp-A-Stack was this fun easel card:


Berry Burst


Tangerine Tango


Here they are sort of flat


Colors: Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Kraft, Tangerine Tango

Here's how it's made:


Standard card base- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold. Open up again, cut at 1 1/2" down to the fold. Flip over and repeat for the other side. Then score the middle piece in half (2 1/8").


Fold the side flaps down and adhere


Fold the center flap in half


I added a layer of Crumb Cake in between the adhered flaps- 2 1/2 x 4 1/4"


Attach Designer Series Paper to the side flaps


The Designer Series Paper (DSP) that goes on the top of the center flap is 2 x 4"- it needs to be cut in half so it's not covering the fold on the flap. Make sure your design lines up when you adhere it!


Top piece of DSP on the center flap


Bottom piece of DSP on the center flap


Add a small piece (3/4 x 2") of the DSP on the card base to hold the center flap open. Then attach the die cut focal piece. Make sure you only put adhesive on the bottom of it so the top can stick up when the easel is open!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stamp-A-Stack: Window Shopping Window Box Thinlits Birthday

The second card from the August Stamp-A-Stack uses a stamp set and matching thinlits that were in the Occasions Catalog and carried over to the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog. Good thing, because I never used them until now! So many stamps, so little time!



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White

I cut pieces of cardstock to fit behind the candles and flames.

Here's my sample, because I wasn't sure I was going to have enough Enamel Shapes. I used the White Perfect Accents colored with Sharpie markers. Still cute, but the colors don't match as well.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Stamp-A-Stack: Daisy Delight Two Versions

The August Stamp-A-Stack was on Saturday the 19th. The first card uses the ever popular Daisy Delight Bundle! This was CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything!) from Mary B. I changed the color of the card base and made two versions:




Colors: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White

Unfortunately there is no punch or framelit for the leaves- they're fussy cut!

Can you spot all the differences?

Embossed layer- debossed/embossed
Daisy- just punched/stamped and punched
Center of Daisy- Crushed Curry cardstock/image stamped in Crushed Curry
Leaves- stamped solid image/stamped off solid image with outline image
Crushed Curry strip- greeting/no greeting

Which do you like better?

Friday, August 25, 2017

Daisy Delight Daisy Punch Filter Paper Flowers

Our group of demonstrators gets together once a month for "Stamp Share" and we always have a swap. This is the card I made for July, but since the Daisy punch was on backorder I decided to save my cards for August. This has been such a popular bundle! The punch has been on backorder twice already!


I didn't have enough of that sheet of Designer Series Paper, so I also made some with this one:


And here's the inside:



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White

I used retired Filter Paper to make the daisies, but you could use coffee filters, vellum, or even tissue paper. I found doubling the filter paper and putting it on top of scrap paper (I used the cards that come in magazines to subscribe or buy products) made it easier to punch, otherwise it was too flimsy and would tear.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Seasonal Chums Seasonal Tags Mini Pizza Boxes & 3x3" Notecards

At our monthly Stamp Share, we take turns doing demonstrations and make & takes. I signed up to do a make & take this month, and this is the project I came up with. I wanted everyone to have one of the cute new pizza boxes that are in the Holiday Catalog, along with a 3 x 3" note card to put inside. I made two versions for my samples.

The adorable reindeer:


The darling snowman:


And the alternate design on the notecard inside:


The snowman card:


...and the backside. Love that little bird on his hat!


The reindeer card:


...and his backside inside the card:


Stamp Set: Seasonal Chums

Accessories: Seasonal Tags Framelits, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3" Envelopes, Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack, Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon

These are all in the Holiday Catalog and will be available to order on September 1st!

Colors: Basic Black, Crumb Cake (antlers and the bunny), Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie (carrot), Real Red, Smoky Slate (bell) Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White