Monday, May 31, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream Shaker Card

Last November when Stampin' Up! was having it's virtual OnStage three day extravaganza, one of the techniques that was shared by Rosie's Creative Cottage, was how you can make a shaker card using Stampin' Up!s clear envelope. That blew my mind! 

I have to try that I said to myself. So I designed this card for a product based class I was offering using the Ice Cream Corner Suite recently. Check out this short video of the shaker card in action!

Helpful Tips:

You can see the retired sequins that I used for the "shaking" part, but you could use glitter, or small punched shapes. What I like most about this technique is by raising up the ice cream cones with dimensionals it provides the space needed for the shaking to happen!

You will build the ice cream cones on the Designer Series Paper, then attach to the Bumblebee layer. Then insert into clear envelope.

The clear envelope will need to be sealed and a small amount folded over and secured with scotch tape, then secured to the Cinnamon Cider card base. I recommend using tear and tape to secure it well.

Another cool thing to try is to stamp your greeting directly on the Designer Series Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Just make sure your stamp is inked well and apply even pressure for a few seconds before removing stamp.

Here's a cute idea for the inside to try.

Products used and available to purchase in my online store (click the link below):

Top Fold Tent Style Cinnamon Cider card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Bumblebee card stock layer 4" x 5-1/4"
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper 3-3/4" x 5" for layer and extra pieces for cones 
(I recommend cutting a 1-1/4" strip so you won't be wasting paper when you punch the cones.)
Rainbow Glimmer Paper  
(Punch the colors shown being careful not to waste paper.)
Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
Clear Envelope
Scotch Tape (used for clear envelope and for attaching the scoops to the cones 
before placing unit on card front.)
Tear and Tape
Basic White inner layer 4" x 5-1/4"
Seal Adhesive and Dimensionals

I plan to make more of this style of shaker card and I hope you will give it a try.
Let me know in the comments if you want to try this shaker card technique, I'd love to hear from you!

Have a creative day!

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Christmas Cards in May with Lori

You should know by now I love to make cards. So when a fellow demo friend asked if I wanted to be part of her Christmas Card class this year. I said Yes!

The group meets via Zoom once a month and it is a fun two hours of "me-time."

Here's what my crafting desk looked like before we started. I had prepped my card pieces, mounted my Snowman Season stamps I would be using, and got the rest of the supplies I needed ready to go.

Here's the six cards I made. Two each of three designs. I used retired products except for the stamp set to see how creative I could be. I even used some very old deckle edge scissors from when my kids were much younger for the two horizontal cards. I have to say, I'm happy with the results. The retired Designer Series Paper that I used was a 6x6 stack called Quilted Christmas from several years ago. Real Red and Garden Green cardstock was used. Each card has a greeting stamped inside on a piece of Basic White. There was just enough paper left to put a matching piece on the envelope flap too!

Six more cards ready for the holidays!

Hope these cards inspire you to use up some of your stash of products to make holiday cards early this year.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream Bundle Card #2

Everyone loves a good party, and this birthday card will go perfect with any style birthday party you have coming up! You can whip out a bunch of these quick if you do it in an assembly line fashion.

The Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch is just so versatile! Turn the cone upside down and you have a party hat! This simple design can be made in any color your heart fancies!

I did not write down who's card I Cased for this layout, so if it is yours, please let me know so I can give you the credit you deserve.

A quick peek inside for another added party hat! So fun!

The Products used in this card are available at my online store by clicking on the button below.

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Highland Heather Cardstock
Basic White Cardstock
Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper
Layering Circles Dies
Retired Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Retired Dots Embellishments
Cut and Emboss Machine
Seal Adhesive
Glue Dots

Thanks for visiting today. Happy creating!

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream Bundle Bridge Card

Oakland Bay Bridge
Image from Wikipedia

Have you ever been part of building a real bridge? Maybe there are a few of you out there who have, but not me. Definitely, not the kind that needs a lot of structural engineering like the photo above. I did try some bridge building in my former 5th grade classroom with my students. We used all kinds of materials. The traditional popsicle sticks, but we also tried with Legos, rolled up newspaper, K-nex, and other creative ideas the students had. Some of them actually worked (for a while!)

However,  you can make a Bridge card very easily like the one I'm bringing to you today!
This type of card even folds flat to go in an A2 envelope!

The Ice Cream Corner Suite is such a fun set of products to work with. It was introduced in the Jan.-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Luckily the stamp set and punch are moving into the 2021 Annual Catalog, but sadly the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP) is retiring (forever! boo hoo!) at the end of next month, June 30th!  So if you haven't purchased any yet, now's the time to do so! It is SO CUTE!

The card base color I used is the now retired Terra Cotta Tile, but the other colors that coordinate are Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Cinnamon Cider. So you can choose one of those instead.

The Bridge card is very easy to make. It only takes two pieces of cardstock. The base is 4-1/4" x 8". The bridge is 1-1/4" x 5-1/2". So when the card is pressed flat it is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", which is the perfect size to go into the A2 envelope!

Score the card base you on the long side at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 5-1/2", 6-3/4".

The center back section has two pieces of cardstock. A Blackberry Bliss layer at 2-7/8" x 4-1/8", then a Basic White layer at 2-3/4" x 4" which is what I stamped on with the two ice cream cones. Those cones were stamped in Terracotta Tile, Blackberry Bliss, and Cinnamon Cider inks. I did stamp off once for both scoops, so the little dots could be stamped at full strength. Same with the little "drip" stamp. Early Espresso ink was used to make the cross-hatching on the cone.

The two side panels have a 1" x 4" piece of DSP.
The bridge piece has a 1" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP.

Once you have all the DSP panels in place. Then to attach the bridge, fold the card like it's going in an envelope. Adhere the bridge to the left and right narrow panels only. Once done, then the card will be able to open up and stand as shown in my photos above.

Then you can add a circular sentiment tag of your choice. I used two circle punches in my collection - 1-1/4" and 1-3/8".

I hope you'll give this fun fold a try. It's one of the easiest out there! Use whatever you have on hand or rush to my online store to get the Ice Cream Corner DSP before it's gone! Just click the link below.

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sharing My Hand Penned Swap Card

Over the last month or so I've been part of a special Stampin' Up! group at my Silver level who want to grow their team larger and then advance to the Silver Elite level next. 

While working this training, another nice demonstrator offered to host a 15+1 card swap. I love to do card swaps, so I signed up.

Here's my swap card using the gorgeous Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.
I have received 15 lovely swaps in return.

Here's the Products I used that are available at my online store at the link below:
So Saffron, Pale Papaya, and Basic White cardstock
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper
Copper  Foil
Scalloped Contour Dies
Butterfly Wings Dies
Double Oval Punch
Dragonfly Garden stamp set
Genial Gems faceted dots

Here's a fun way to decorate the inside of your card to surprise the recipient.

If you ever get a chance to participate in a card swap I encourage you to give it a try. It really helps you to see how your card quality and design abilities are growing compared to others. I always try to give my best original card designs when I participate in a swap.

So until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Handsomely Suited Father's Day Card Idea

Father's Day is coming on June 20th. Are you ready? Here's an idea for a great but easy to make Father's Day card using the Handsomely Suited Bundle.

Products needed for this card design can be found in my online store at the link below:
Handsomely Suited Bundle
Old Olive, Misty Moonlight and Basic White cardstock
Old Olive, Misty Moonlight, and Balmy Blue inks
Night of Navy Baker's Twine
Nobel Peacock Rhinestones
Tasteful Labels Dies
Cut & Emboss Machine

Here's what the bundle looks like below. It is available at a 10% savings until the end of June, 2021. It will continue into the 2021 Annual Catalog but the stamp set and dies will be sold separately.

There are so many possibilities with this bundle. It is such a good value with the number of ways you can use it. It will be one of those sets that stays in your collection for a long time. Just google it and you'll be amazed at all the creative things other stampers have thought of!

Hope you've enjoyed this idea, or at least inspired you to give your guy a handmade card for Father's Day!  

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Free Download of United Through Creativity

Today is World Diversity Day - Stampin' Up! has created a free digital download that you can use to make cards with. Save it to your personal computer then print out on white bond or cardstock and have fun!

I especially like the pie image. Definitely going to make a card with that one!

Click the link below to download:

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Shirt and Tie Masculine Card

Are there men in your life that are hard to buy for? Making this card is sure to help complete whatever gift you might select to give him.

I just love the Handsomely Suited Stamp set, Well Suited Designer Series Paper and Suit and Tie Dies. It's so great to have some options when needing to make a masculine birthday card.

Today's card only contains 8 pieces of paper. 

Here's the quick steps to make this card:

Basic Gray card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"

Two layers of Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) - 
plaid at 3-1/2" x 5", navy diamonds at 2-1/4" x 4"

 Suit and Tie Dies for Basic White Collar and more Well Suited DSP for the shortened tie and knot.

Stitched Nested Label Dies (retired) used on Basic White and Night of Navy cardstock. 

The two tag layers are adhered together and raised off of the card front.

Don't forget to use a 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White inner card layer for your personal message.

Feel free to use more of the DSP to cover the flap on your envelope for a classy look, too.

These products can be purchased at my online store, just click the box below.

These cards are so quick you can make a lot in one sitting. Give it a go!

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My First Online Craft Show

I'm so excited to be participating in my first Online Craft Fair! Come take a look around my booth...

All my greeting cards and small gift items include free shipping! 

Let me know what you think in the comments! I'd love suggestions for products I should offer here.

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