August 2012 Projects

Perfectly Preserved Card Perfectly Preserved Just For You

Canning jars are super trendy and Stampin’ Up!’s new Perfectly Preserved stamp set is right on trend. Add this card to a gift of home canned goodness for that extra touch.
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved 126690 Wood/126692 Clear
Paper: Early Espresso-119686, Lucky Limeade-122926, More Mustard-100946, Naturals Ivory-101849, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper-126895
Ink: Early Espresso-126974, Lucky Limeade-126984, More Mustard-126964, Raspberry Ripple-126859
Accessories: Big Shot-113439, Cannery Framelits-127822, Bitty Banners Framelits-129267, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine-123124, Neutrals Brads-119736, Stampin’ Dimensionals-104430, Glue Dots-103683


1. Create card base from Early Espresso card stock (4 1/4″ x 11″)
2. Adhere panel of More Mustard card stock (4″ x 5 1/4″) to card front.
3. Adhere pear patterned Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (1 7/8″ x 3 5/8″) to Early Espresso (2″ x 3 3/4″). Adhere to left side of card front.
4. Adhere stitched patterned Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″) to Early Espresso card stock (1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″). Adhere to top right of card front.
5. Adhere More Mustard plaid patterned Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″) to Early Espresso card stock (1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″). Adhere to bottom right of card front.
6. Stamp canning jar image in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Naturals Ivory card stock. Stamp pear image using More Mustard Classic Ink inside the jar. Stamp leaves in Lucky Limeade Classic Ink. Die cut jar using Cannery Framelits. Adhere to front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. Stamp fabric jar cover using Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink and die cut using Cannery Framelits. Adhere to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8. Tie a bow of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine and adhere to jar lid image with a Glue Dot.
9. Stamp Just For You banner in Raspberry Ripple and die cut using Bitty Banners Framelits. Adhere to a larger die cut banner of Lucky Limeade card stock. Insert Early Espresso Brads on ends of banner and adhere to card front using Glue Dots.



Moving Forward – Kid card Card moving forward

 Do you find it hard to make cards for kids? A great solution for you is our Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set for 2012-2013, Moving Forward!!! Plus, you can feel great about buying this set as $3 from the sale of each stamp set goes straight to RMHC.

STAMPS: Moving Forward (Wood-Mount 126320, Clear-Mount 126322)
INK: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad (126860), Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (119700), Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker (119681)
CARDSTOCK: Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120), Midnight Muse Card Stock (126843), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations Card Stock (127846)
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), 1/8″ Mini Brads (122941), Bone Folder (102300), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), 2-1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Core’dinations Dust Buddy (129366), Stampin’ Sanding Block (129367)

NOTE: Cutting apart the image from the sentiment makes it easier to use for this project. With Clear-Mount, you can cut the image and sentiment apart and then put them on the block either separately or together. With Wood-Mount, you can cut the two apart and mount the sentiment on the end of the block.

1. Stamp blimp image from Moving Forward on Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. Color in a few flags and the “string” with a Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Marker (in the Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers). Color in a few other flags with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker. Lastly, put a 1/8″ Mini Brad through the propeller at the top of the image.

2. Cut the Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations Card Stock to 4″ x 4″ and run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then use the Stampin’ Sanding Block to sand until the desired effect is achieved. Use the Core’dinations Dust Buddy to clean up the card stock sanded off. Now cut the piece down to 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (it will clean up any rough edges).

3. Attach the sanded piece from Step 2 to a 4″ x 4″ square of Midnight Muse card stock using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

4. Attach the pieces from Step 3 to a Bashful Blue card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″.

5. Using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, the Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and the Paper-Piercing Tool, use the template with the grid on it to pierce 3 holes for the brads under the square card stock pieces. (If you want, use a piece of card stock or a punched piece to cover up the brad backs on the inside of the card.)

6. Stamp the happy birthday from the Moving Forward stamp set onto a scrap of Bashful Blue card stock. Using the largest of the Bitty Banners Framelits, cut out the sentiment, placing it to the far right of the banner before running it through the Big Shot. Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the sanded Cherry Cobbler Paper.

7. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the image from Step 1 onto the card! Mail the card out today to a friend!!!




Scrapbook page augustHere’s a scrapbook page to get ready for that perfect school picture! Capture the 1, 2, 3’s and A, B, C’s of the classroom on this page created in My Digital Studio. This page will be a keepsake for sure.
My Digital Studio DVD Software (#118108)
Storytime DVD #127214
What to do:
1. Open My Digital Studio
2. Photo Books & Individual Pages > Next
3. 12″ x 12″ Page > Next
4. Create Your Own > Next
5. Fill In, “Project Name” > OK
6. Go to the Design Center > Background Paper > Designer Series Paper > Storytime 19
(This will be your background paer, so don’t click on layer)
7. Go back to Background Page > Storytime 8 > as layer
8. Double click on Storytime 8 square and resize it to capture only the graphics > OK
9. Stamp Icon > Storytime > “School Play” Grab handles of the type to angle as shown
10. Go to Card Stock > Basic Black > as layer Resize to 4″ x 6″
11. Go to Card Stock again > Whisper White > as layer Resize to 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Drag it over the Basic Black rectangle
12. Embellishments Icon > Browse > Ribbon > Scallop Dots
13. Punch Icon > Photo Corner Double click on Photo Corner > Color > Real Red > OK
14. Copy and paste three more of the phot corners. Grab the handle of each to rotate them to fit into each corner.

Perfectly Preserved Treat Treat

With the Cannery Framelits Die and Perfect Preserved Stamp set, making a fun treat for someone has never been easier. Paired with the matching Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric as a quick and easy ribbon, the treat looks extra special.


STAMPS: Word Play (120308w, 120651c), Perfectly Preserved (126690 w, 126692 c)
CARDSTOCK: Island Indigo (122923), Very Vanilla (100730)
ACCESSORIES: Cannery Set Framelits Dies (127822), Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric (126915), Paper Piercing Pack (127857), Window Frames Framelits Dies (129021), Linen Thread (104199), Paper –Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Markers: More Mustard (Regals Collection 119701), Raspberry Ripple (2012-2014 In Color-126856), Island Indigo & Lucky Limeade (2011-2013 In Color-123002), dimensionals (104430), Craft Scissors (108360)
OTHER: cello bag, candy apple inside

1. Cut the Island Indigo cardstock with the Window Frames Collection Framelit Die.
2. Paper pierce around the outside of the cut die piece.
3. Ink up the words with markers and stamp on scrap vanilla cardstock.
4. Use the nesting framelit die to cut out the words.
5. Ink up the apple and stem with markers on my scrap vanilla cardsTreat close uptock.
6. Cut the apple/stem out using the Cannery Framelit.
7. Attach the two framed pieces together. Add the apple stem and the apple with dimensionals.
8. Poke a hole in the tag.
9. Cut a strip of fabric using your Craft Scissors approximately ¾” wide and the full length of the fabric.
10. Tie the fabric around the treat filled cello bag. Tie the linen thread to the fabric before tying a bow in the fabric.

To Make Candy Apples
Melt large bag of carmels on stove top with 2 tablespoons of water. Stick candy sticks into green apples. Dip apples in melted carmel. Let cool on wax paper (in fridge) for one hour. Melt 6 squares of semi-sweet chocolate on stove. Dip apples in chocolate and then roll in skor bits and mini chocolate chips. Let cool for 1-2 hours.

Summer scrapbook pageSCRAPBOOK PAGE –Summer 2012

There are so many wonderful new products in the new 2012-2013 Catalog and the 2012-Holiday Mini Catalog and this new 8”x 8” scrapbook page utilizes some of them! I love the new Floral Frames and Apothecary Accents Framelits and think of the fun words we can make using the new Typeset Bigz Alphabet! The new 8×8 scrapbook pages allow more room to be creative than the retired 6”x6”, but are a nice alternative when you want something smaller than 12” x 12” pages.

STAMPS: By the Seashore set (w-(126530) c-(126532))
INK: Versamark Pad ((102283), Crumb Cake (126975, Marina Mist (126962)
CARDSTOCK: Marina Mist (119682) 8”x8”; Crumb Cake (120953) 8”x 4”; Very Vanilla (101650) 5 ¾” x 5 3/4”; Whisper white (100730) 4 ½” x 4 ½”
ACCESSORIES: BIG Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Floral Frames Framelits (127012), Typeset Alphabet Bigz (12553), Apothecary Accent Framelits (127003); EP: Tangerine Tango (123106), Tempting Turquoise (122950), Melon Mambo (123223), Wild Wasabi (123224), Cherry Cobbler (122949); Snail Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stamping Sponge (101610), Vanilla Simmer Smooch Spritz (118772)

1. Tear Crumb Cake cardstock unevenly across one long side.
2. Stamp seas shore stamps randomly one at a time, on Crumb Cake cardstock with Versamark ink, then emboss each shell with a different color Embossing powder using the heat tool. Sponge Crumb Cake ink around shells which will make them stand out. Attach this to Marina Mist background with Snail Adhesive.
3. Run white cardstock through Big Shot and letters from Typeset Bigz to spell SUMMER. Sponge letters with Crumb Cake ink. Attach with SNAIL adhesive in a small arc at top of page.
3. Run white cardstock with large Floral Frames through the Big Shot machine. Sponge largest floral with Crumb Cake ink, and the smallest with Marina Mist. Apply dimensionals to back of each Floral Frame then attach to page near left bottom.
6, Run Apothcary Accents thru Big Shot with white cardstock using the smallest design vertically to record year and events of the day of the picture. Draw lines with pen. Attach with dimensionals.
7. Spray Smooch Spritz over entire page to give it a shimmery effect.

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