November 2012 Projects

Card – Joyous Celebrations

Impress your family and friends this holiday season by sending them this lovely hand Little tree cardstamped card made with coordinating Stampin’ Up! products.

128066 (wood) 128069 (clear) Joyous Celebrations
115370 (wood) 120501 (clear) Teeny Tiny Wishes

126856 2012 – 2012 Set of In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers – Gumball Green
119677 Stampin’ Write Marker – Daffodil Delight
119680 Stampin’ Write Marker – Early Espresso

101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ x 11″
126840 Gumball Green 8-1/2″ x 11″
126896 Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper


121809 Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
123130 Designer Frames Folders
129267 Bitty Banners Framelits
101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig
127554 Naturals Besigner Buttons
123124 Early Espresso Baker’s Twine
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
103683 Glue Dots
119859 Extra-Large Oval Punch (*optional)


1. Cut Gumball Green Card Stock to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Fold in half and run through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. This will be your the base of your card.
2. Cut a piece of DSP to 2-3/4″ x 4″ and Very Vanilla Card Stock to 3″ x 4-1/4″. Layer the DSP onto the Very Vanilla then onto the main card base.
3. Cut another piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to 2″ x 2-3/4″. Run through the Big Shot with the oval shape of the Designer Frames Folder.
4. Ink up the tree from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set with your Stampin’ Write Markers.
5. Using your Stamp-a-ma-jig, position and stamp into the center of the oval and attach to your card. (*optional)
6. On a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock, measured larger than 1″ x 3″ (I like to use scrap pieces of card stock), stamp the “Merry Christmas” stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes that had been inked with the Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock, measured larger than 1″ x 3″ (I usually use my extra scraps of card stock I have laying around.)
7. Run through your Big Shot using the banner from your Bitty Banners Framelits die. Attach to your card.
8. Add the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to your button, tie it into a bow and attach it, using a Glue Dot to the left side of your “Merry Christmas” banner.

*Optional: For step #5 – If you prefer, you can stamp the tree onto an extra piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched out with your Extra-Large Oval Punch. This piece can then be positioned and attached with your SNAIL Adhesive into the oval of your embossed piece of card stock.

Scrapbook Page -Jolly Christmas

Scrapbook pageEveryone likes to memorialize the holidays, and what better way to do that than with an adorable Scrap page layout. Small pages are a fantastic way to create memories without getting overwhelmed- and if you are NEW to scrapbooking than this is the perfect way to get started! If you are a more “traditional” scrapper, this layout can easily be incorporated into a 12×12 page to create more of a “progressive” page.
Stamps: No Peeking (126290 WM) (126292 CM)
Ink: Soft Suede #126978, Cherry Cobbler Marker #119681, Lucky Limeade Marker #123002, Early Espresso Marker #119680, Soft Suede Marker #119703
Paper: Cherry Cobbler #119685 , Very Vanilla #101650 , Soft Suede #115318, Crumb Cake #120953, Early Espresso #119686, Lucky Limeade #122926
Punches: 1-3/8″ Square #119877
Big Shot: Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Stampin’ Sponges #101610, (sharpies- non SU)
Adhesive: Snail Adhesive #104332 , Mini Glue Dots #103683 , Stampin’ Demensionals #104430
1. Cut your Crumb Cake sheet to 8″ x 8″, then ink around the edges using the Early Espresso and the Stampin’ Sponge.
2. Cut your Very Vanilla sheet to 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, then ink around the edges using the Soft Suede ink, repeating the process stated in step 1.
3. Take 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strips of Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler paper and place inside the embossing folders listed above and run through your Big Shot. {the correct sandwich for this is: multi-purpose platform open to tab 2, clear cutting plate, embossing folder with card stock inside, clear cutting plate} **you can choose which colors are placed in what folders**
4. I took the ALL the strips and cut them to roughly 2-1/2″ long and 1/2″ wide, then I trimmed the edges at an angle so they could be pieced together to create a Chevron pattern. **TIP: I cut one piece (of any color) first and used it as a template to cut the rest of my embossed strips**
5. Apply the angled strips to the Very Vanilla piece, adhering them in a Chevron pattern using snail adhesive.
6. Cut your Photo mat piece, using the Early Espresso card stock to 3″ x 5″ and adhere to your layout.
7. Using the different markers listed above I inked up the snowman, reindeer, and the Christmas tree and stamped them onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
8. I used the 1-3/8″ Square Punch to punch out my stamped images. I hand cut these images and adhered them on top of the punched ones to give some dimension to them, but that isn’t necessary to get the same look.
9. Adhere your stamped images onto a strip of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 1-1/2″ x 4-5/8″, and place on this strip to create a “photo booth” style print out look.
10. Adhere the “photo strip” to your layout, somewhat overlapping the large photo mat- TIP: I place dimensionals along the “strip” where you could still slide a photo behind it to secure to the large photo mat.
11. Take colored sharpies and color your smallest Rhinestones and allow to dry for a min.- you can place Rhinestones in Frosty’s hat, Rudolph’s nose, and tree ornaments & topper.
12. Ink your JOLLY CHRISTMAS sentiment using the Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade markers and stamp your title onto the Vanilla layer- then fill in the holly berries with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

Card – Jolly Bingo Bits

  Bingo bits card The holiday season is just around the corner and this is a great time to get a jump on those holiday cards. Check out this cute card using Jolly Bingo Bits!


Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits (120857 – W, 121187 – C), Bells & Boughs (120831 – W, 121142 – C)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink and Cardstock Combo Pack – 2012-2014 In-Color Cardstock and Ink Pads (126835)
Tools: 1 1/4 square punch (119865), Scallop Square Punch (119884), Clear Block A (118487), Clear Block D (118485)
1) Cut your Very Vanilla card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half
2) Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ and keep a piece of scrap Very Vanilla handy.
3) Stamp your Jolly Bingo Bits images one each in all 5 different In-Colour colours on your scrap cardstock and punch out using the 1 1/4″ square punch.
4) Punch out one piece of each In Colour using the Scallop Square Punch.
5) Adhere each stamped image punch out onto it’s co-ordinating punched out scallop square.
6) Adhere the punched out and layered images onto your 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ Very Vanilla card piece using SNAIL adhesive.
7) Stamp the sentiment ‘A Merry Christmas’ from the set Bells & Boughs in Midnight Muse ink on the open space of card front.
8) Adhere this main front panel to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.

Technique – Pillow-top technique

TechniqueDo you find it difficult to stamp Masculine Cards? Most of the embellishments, ribbons and backgrounds that are my favorites are simply too feminine for the men in my life. The Pillow-top technique is a background technique that can be either, masculine or feminine. It’s simple and requires nothing more than a sponge and a window sheet.


STAMPS: Serene Silhouettes (127322 – w) (127324 – c), En Francais (109521)
INK: Crumb Cake Pad (126975) Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (119680), Stampin’ Write Regals (119701) – More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze
CARDSTOCK: Neutrals Collection (119707), Regals Collection (11975),
ACCESSORIES: Stampin’ Sponge (101610), Window Sheets (114323), Metallic Brads (119741),Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119959)

Technique 2Instructions:

Pillow-top Technique
1. Cut your background to the desired size for your card. Cut a strip of window sheet to be longer than the diagonal of your card. To make it easy, I simply cut a piece, 2 ½” x 8 ½” and keep it on hand for feature Pillow Top Cards
2. Position the window sheet so that it meets the diagonal corners in a certain direction. Hold the paper firmly by pressing on the window sheet. You can use a dab of adhesive on the back of the background cardstock, if necessary.
3. Ink the sponge with the background ink color of choice. I’ve used Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue etc. and starting on the window sheet, “scrub the edge” in a light circular motion.
4. Reposition the window sheet about ¾” from the original line, moving toward the both corners and repeating the process.
5. Turn the Window sheet to meet the opposing diagonals, always starting in the center and moving outwards from the center.
Use the background paper as you would Designer Paper, an embossed background or other background. It’s a gorgeous and fabulous touch to any card.



Stocking stuffer1With the holidays approaching at the usual fast pace, we find it helpful to prepare hamdmade projects as early as possible. This project, an adorable Stocking Stuffer is appropriate for all ages! Who wouldn’t appreicate a gift of candy in this adorable package! You can use this project in several different ways, such as an addition to your holiday cookie plates, etc.

Stocking stuffer2Supplies:
Stamp Set: Make a Mitten (127945c), (127940w)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler (2 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2″, 2 1/4″ 5 1/4″ and 5 1/2″
Very Vanilla (101650) 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, and scraps to stamp two Mitten images.
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas (126901) 2″ x 2 1/2″
Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (126966), Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pad (122935)
Punches: Mitten Builder Punch (127824), Word Window Punch (119857)
Other: Cherry Cobble Baker’s Twine (123124), 12″, Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) Small Hershey Bar or other candy of your choice.

1. Cut and score the Cherry Cobbler card stock.
2. Fold the Cherry Cobbler card stock. Adhere the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper to the Very Vanilla mat
and then adhere those two layers to the Cherry Cobbler card stock on the with the largest space.
3. Stamp two Mitten images with Cherry Cobble Ink and the two Mitten Tops with Lucky Limeade Classic Ink.
4. Punch the images out with the Mitten Builder Punch. Adhere the Lucky Limeade top to the mitten. Adhere to the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wind the Cherry Cobble Bakers Twine through the layered Mittens and tie in a bow.
5. Turn the project to the other end and punch the opening with the Word Window Punch. Run adhesive above the opening and adhere. (Note: Leave the two sides open — no adhesive here. This is the pocket the candy fits in). Insert your choice of candy and you are done! Enjoy!

Scrapbook Page – Snow Swirled

  Snowflake scarpbook page It’s getting to be that time of year when the seasons change. Get a jump start on the snowy season with this easy and elegant page – it would also be great for a winter wedding page!


STAMPS: Snow Swirled – 111690 wood, 127799 clear

INK: Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pad – 126857

CARDSTOCK: 12 x 12 Whisper White – 124302, 8.5 x 11 Basic Gray – 121044

ACCESSORIES: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Snow Flurry Bigz Die – 127813, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz – 118772, SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Snwoflake page upcloseInstructions:
1) Die cut snowflakes with Snow Flurry die
2) Spray die cut snowflakes with Smooch Spritz and set aside to dry
3) Stamp snowflakes randomly across 12 x 12 Whisper White cardstock with Illuminate Ink, and across 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White cardstock (for journaling)
4) Adhere three rectangles (cut to 4.25 x 5.25) of Basic Gray onto page to mat three 4 x 5 photos
5) Adhere 3 x 4 Whisper White rectangle to 3.25 x 4.25 rectangle of Basic Gray and adhere to page
6) Adhere die cut snowflakes randomly across page as desired. You are done!

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