July 2012 Projects

Card Layered LabelsLayered Labels

Summer tends to be a favorite time for weddings and celebrations, occasions where you will need congratulations cards. This card is simple, yet elegant with a crisp white and silver combination.

Stamp Set: Layered Labels (Wood 127070 or Clear 127072)
Paper: Whisper White Card Stock (100730) and Brushed Silver Card Stock (100712)
Ink: Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad (126981)
Tools and Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Paper Daisies (119243), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

1. Cut Brushed Silver Card Stock to 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and fold to create a 4-1/4” by 5-1/2” base card.
2. Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” and then use Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Framed Tulips Embossing folder to emboss the card stock. Trim close to outside embossed edge with Stampin’ Trimmer or Paper Snips. Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere to front of base card.
3. Stamp image from Layered Labels onto Whisper White Card Stock using Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad ink. Cut out image using the matching framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Big Shot Machine.
4. Using the same framelit, trace around outside edge of framelit on Brushed Silver Card Stock, and then cut out along tracing line with Paper Snips.
5. Adhere the Silver Glimmer piece to the center of the card, and then using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the stamped image to the center of the Silver Glimmer piece.
6. To create flower, use five 1-1/4” Paper Daisies: one will be the base. Fold remaining four flowers into quarters, and then adhere each quarter to the flower base using Glue Dots. Fluff up the flower, and then add a Vintage Faceted Designer Button to the center of the flower with a Glue Dot. Adhere the flower to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional.


JT_scrapbookpageScrapbook Page:  Reason to Smile Summer Days

The Reason to Smile Promotion is on during July.  With every $60 order you can purchase this stamp set for just $5.  It is an adorable stamp set that I’ll use for cards scrapbook pages and more!  I love how quickly and easily this bright fun page came together using this stamps set.  Get this set before it is gone on July 31st.


STAMPS: Reason to Smile (130826w, 130828 c)

INK: Melon Mambo (126948)

CARDSTOCK: 12 x 12 Whisper White (124302), 8.5 x 11 Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320),  Old Olive (100702),  Basic Black (124267)
ACCESSORIES: Melon Mambo Marker  and Old Olive Marker (119702 –set of Brights Markers), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439),  Delicate Designer Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127023), ½” Old Olive Scallop Dotted Ribbon (124139),  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Mini Glue Dots (103683),  White Gel Pen (105021), Paper Snips (103579)

OTHER:  Computer to journal title


 Old Olive:  6.5 x 2.5”

Melon Mambo:  4.25 x 2.5” (2 pieces)

Melon Mambo:  6.25 x 4.25” (2 pieces)

Basic Black:  6 x 4” (2 pieces)

Whisper White Cardstock: 12 x 12”

Whisper White Cardstock:  8.5 x 11”

Ribbon:  5” (2 pieces)




  1. Ink up the filled in flower stamp from the set, with the Melon Mambo and Old Olive markers.  Stamp a spray of flowers along the left hand side of the large page. (TIP:  Huff on the stamp before stamping).
  2. Then ink up the outline image of the flower with the Melon Mambo marker and stamp it over top of the stamped images.
  3. Make up a title on your computer and print it on 8.5 x 11” Whisper white Cardstock. 
  4. Cut printed white cardstock down to 6.25 x 2.25”.
  5. Stamp the flower images with Melon Mambo ink (TIP:  Stamp an odd number of images).
  6. Stamp over top of the flowers on the title with the outline image and the Melon Mambo ink.
  7. Mount the title piece to the Old Olive Mat.
  8. Run smaller pieces of Melon Mambo through the Big Shot with the Embossing folder.
  9. Use your scissors to cut around embossed scallop.

10. Attach embossed Melon Mambo cardstock to larger Melon Mambo rectangles putting the debossed side facing out.

11. Attach Black rectangles to Melon Mambo pieces.

12. Use white gel pen to make highlights in part of the debossed pattern.

13. Wrap ribbon(with dots facing inside) around seam on Melon Mambo pieces and attach with adhesive to back of rectangles.

14. Attach mats to page.

15. Add a glue dot to the button and attach to page.


SEM - PortfolioPortfolio Project

It won’t be long until we will all be searching for ideas for the upcoming gift giving season. This portfolio is easy to make, would be appreciated by your friends and family and uses new Stampin’ Up! products!

English Ivy Simple Sentiments, #127538, $9.95 20 lightweight sheets of stationery and 10 envelopes.
Monogram Stamp, # 126565, $16.95
Designer Series Paper: Natural Composition Specialty, #126917
Ink: Crumb Cake, #126975
Accessories: Summer Starfruit 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, #126846; Linen Thread, #104199; Naturals Designer Buttons, #127554: Sticky Strip, #104294
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, #101049; Simply Scored Scoring Tool, #122334

Directions: SEM - Portfolio open
1. You will need one sheet of Designer Series Paper. Cut one piece 8 ½” x 12” and score at 5 ¾” and 6 ¼”. This is the outside of the portfolio.
2. Cut the second piece 3 ½” x 7”. This is the inside pocket that holds the stationery. Score two short edges and one long edge at 3/8” and ¾”. Cut out three small squares formed at the corners when you scored. Cut up to the score line on the long edge.
3. Fold on the scored lines and apply Sticky Strip to the outside edges; attach to the inside of the portfolio.
4. Cut approximately 30” of ribbon. Tie wooden button to the ribbon using the Linen Thread. Apply a small amount of Sticky Strip to the ribbon near the button and a long piece of Sticky Strip on the opposite side ~ it needs to go around the portfolio and hold the ribbon.
5. Trim the rubber on the monogram stamp, assemble. Stamp each of the pieces of stationery (I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the monogram) and insert into the pocket. Tie the envelopes with Linen Thread and a button and insert in front of the stationery.


MDW - 3 inch pinecone candle Stamped Candles

Creating a quick gift can be easy and fun! Candles are a great and simple gift to give someone special.

Stamps: Bell & Boughs (w – 120831, c – 121142)
Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (119806), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), 4″ x 6″ cellophane bag(102757)
Tools – Heat Tool (129053), Paper Snips (103579)
Non-SU items – wax paper, candle, white tissue paper


1) Ink up stamp with colours of your choice and stamp image on white tissue paper.
2) Trim tissue paper close to image using your Paper Snips.
3) Put a small bit of SNAIL adhesive on the back of tissue in one spot, just enough to hold to candle and wrap wax paper around candle and tissue, wax side facing in. This will help hold the tissue in place.
4) Using Heat Tool, lightly and gently melt the tissue paper into the candle. Don’t hold in one spot too long or you will begin to melt the candle.
5) Peel off the wax paper when done and you should have a beautiful stamped image on the side of your candle.


The wax paper really helps hold the tissue paper in place and aids in preventing the candle wax from dripping and running, leaving a smoother finished surface.

Package your candle up in a cellophane bag and add any type of ribbon so it’s ready to give as a gift.



Ac -Reflection on Glossy Technique

Don’t you just love using the brayer on glossy card? Well here is a technique to show you how to add the reflection technique onto those glossy brayered backgrounds.

Supplies: Glossy Cardstock, Image stamp, Staz on Ink Pad, Basic Grey Ink Pad (optional), Acetate. Ac1 Ac3

1. Stamp your image onto the top half of your brayered background. Leave it to dry.
2. Stamp your image again onto a sheet of acetate (a cello bag also works here). I used basic grey for my reflection.
3. Turn you acetate over place onto your background so it is in reflection to your main image.
4. Gently hold the acetate in place a dab your finger around the outside edge of the image (not touching the image). This is so the stamped image on the acetate is only just touching the glossy card. If you need to you can lightly dab you finger on the image itself to get contact with the centre of the image. The image on the left has been gently tapped, and the image on the right was squished which made the image more like a shadow than a reflection.
5. Once you are happy with the image, lift off the acetate.


LB-techniqueSimple Spotlighting

A simple technique, spotlighting, can add a fun focal point to your paper crafting projects. Take a look at this card using products from the Fan Fair Suite in the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and give this technique a try on your next card and scrapbook page.

Stamps: Postage Due (wood- 126395, clear- 126397)
Paper: Island Indigo- 122923 , Very Vanilla- 101650, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper- 126918
Ink: Island Indigo- 126986 , Riding Hood Red- 126968
Accessories: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch- 119860 , Scallop Edge Border Punch- 119882, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon-120999

1. Cut Island Indigo card stock to 4 1/4 x 11 for the base. Fold in half.
2. Stamp large stamp from Postage Due in Island Indigo Ink on lower half of card front.
3. Clean stamp well, and stamp again in Riding Hood Red Ink on Ver Vanilla card stock.

4. Punch a section of the floral image with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch.
5. Adhere this circle over stamped image on card, matching the placement as closely as possible.
6. Cut a 1″ x 5 ” strip of three patterns of designer paper.
7. Scallop Edge Border punch one of the strips.
8. Adhere to the card front as shown, trimming the edges as necessary.
9. Tie a piece of Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (approx 14″) around card front as shown and tie in bow. Trim if needed.
10. Your card is ready to share!
If you have questions or need any of the supplies listed to create this card, please email me.


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