Workshops

OH SO HELLO - Workshop April 22, 2017

My last workshop card for April is this colorful mix of stamps from the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  This is also the third sample use of the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.   The stitching around the message adds interest to the card.   I really like the way the pink, orange and green shapes work together to make a bright and cheery greeting card.  

Oh So Hello

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  • Stamp Sets - Oh So Succulent (#142992 $21 30 stamps) and Tin of Cards 
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".  Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/2"x 1" and 5 1/2"x 1/2".
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (#145372)
  • Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine  16"
  • Inks - Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum 
  • Adhesives - Double-sided SNAIL, Dimensionals 
  • Directions - Fold the card stock in half.   With a pencil, lightly make a line on the left-side where the DSP strip of paper will go.   Stamp three sizes of succulent flowers on right-side of card front.    Tape the two DSP strips together and tie a bow with Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine around it.  Tape down the strip over the light pencil line.   Stamp hello message and cut it out with a Big Shot  using the oval Stitched Shapes Framelit Die.  Add message with one Dimensional.  

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BEACH TIDES - Workshop April 22, 2017

Here is the second set of cards made with the High Tide (#143006 $26 16 stamps) stamp set from the Occasions catalog.   I have my fingers crossed that it will be carried over to the new catalog.  This one is a keeper.    The Day at the Beach (#142258 $27 11 stamps or $19 clear) is a set I got with my rewards money and purchased on wood blocks.   My family has a week long vacation planned at the beach this summer and I plan to bring this set to share and have the kids made cards and post-cards.   

BEACH TIDES

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  • Stamp Sets - Day at the Beach (#142258) and High Tide 
  • Card Stock - Peekaboo Peach 4 1/2"x11" score & fold 5 1/2".   Whisper White 5 1/4"x4".   Marina Mist 5 1/4"x1 1/2". 
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (#145372)
  • Inks - Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach
  • Double-sided tape SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Envelope Punch Board and Big Shot 
  • Directions - This is our workshops second easy and fast card.   The Big Shot was used to cut out the message with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.   These framelits embed a stitch around the message.  Stamp the water on the Marina Mist card stock and then tape down.   Stamp the beach images and punch rounded right side corners on Envelope Punch Board.  Add the message lifting it up a bit with Dimensionals.    Fold Peekaboo Peach in half and insert both corners to round right side on Envelope Punch Board.  Tape down card front.   

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LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE - Workshop April 22, 2107

Encouraging people and sharing hope is so often what cards are for.   We send cards to let people know we are thinking of them, saying job well done or telling them again you love them.   I think that's why I like the Stampin' Up! stamp set High Tide (#143006 $26 16 stamps) so much.  I love the lighthouse, ocean waves and sandpiper birds.   But even more, I like the messages.    At the April workshop we used the stamp set twice; and here's one of them.  

LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE

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  • Stamp Set - High Tide
  • Card Stock - Marina Mist 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".   Cajun Craze 5 1/4"x4".   Very Vanilla 5"x3 3/4". 
  • Inks - Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze
  • Double-sided tape SNAIL 
  • Directions - This is an easy, fast card to make.   I liked the contrast of blue and earthy red for this nautical look.   Stamp the lighthouse first, then add the water, stamp the birds in Soft Sky and lastly stamp the message in Cajun Craze.   

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Gorgeous - Workshop March 25, 2017

Here's another fun card from the Beautiful You stamp set.   This one combined the bright colors of Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.   I purchased the Pear Pizzazz card stock and ink only 2 months ago and I don't know why I waited so long!   It is a softer green which blends well with oranges, pinks and yellows.    This card also works well for a Happy Birthday greeting.   

GORGEOUS 

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  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You and Balloon Celebration
  • Card Stock - Calypso Coral 4 1/2"x11" score & fold at 5 1/2" and 2".   Pear Pizzazz 3 1/2"x4" and 3"x4".   Designer Series Paper Succulent Garden (142778 $11) 2 1/4"x4" and 3 1/4"x4".             Whisper White 3 1/4"x3 3/4".
  • Punch - Balloon Bouquet (140609 $18)
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Glue, double-sided tape SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Directions - fold the Calypso Coral to form a zig-zag.  Stamp balloon outlines on Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz scraps.  Punch out some balloons.  Punch out some balloons from Designer Series Paper (DSP); both sides will be used.   On Whisper White, stamp lady image and same image on the DSP  scrape.   And stamp balloon strings near hand of lady.   Cut out the dress on the DSP and apply glue and place on lady image.  Don't forget her hat!   Tape the inside and backside of card and stamp message on the inside Pear Pizzazz section.   Using Dimensional, place the balloons on the front of the card.   

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Thank You SAB - Workshop March 25, 2017

On March 31 we said goodbye to Sale-A-Bration 2017.    I love the Avant Garden stamp set and the gold & silver ribbon and will continue to use them with the elegant Thank You stamp set.   

Thank You SAB

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  • Stamp Sets - So Very Much and Avant Garden from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".    Whisper White 5 1/4"x4"
  • Inks - Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ribbon - 2 6" 3/8" Metallic Ribbon 
  • Directions - On the Whisper White card stock, stamp the Thank You first at the top portion of the card.   On lower half, stamp the flowers with a stamp on - stamp off technique which gives you two shades of yellow.   Add some leaves, texture dots, and stamp a flower center in each one.   With double-sided SNAIL, tape the back side left and right,  and on the front, take one ribbon and place it across the Whisper White front and secure behind card stock.   Next tape down the front card to the Pear Pizzazz card base.   Add the 2nd ribbon with a single knot and trim.   All done.   

Ice Cream Truck Birthday - Workshop February 25, 2017

The Tasty Trucks (Sale-a-Bration #143300) is a cute youth card stamp.   There are several items you can add to the truck and to the whole festive fun scene.   All kids love ice cream, hotdogs and tacos, well, adults do too!   Get this stamp set free with a $50 order before the sale ends on March 31, 2017.    

Ice Cream Truck Birthday

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  •  Stamp Set - Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300)
  • Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper 4"x4".  Whisper White 3 1/2"x3".   Tempting Turquoise 3 3/4"x3 1/4".  
  • Punches - Duet Banner and 1" Circle 
  • Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, light green, basic black
  • Directions - stamp the truck on the Whisper White card stock and decorate.  Stamp the message and cupcake on a scrape piece of Whisper White.   Assemble and color in.  

Tasty Trucks - Sale-a-Bration (#143300) - 16 photopolymer stamps 

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Beautiful You Brighter - Workshop February 25, 2017

In the January-May 31 Occasions Catalog there is a new girlfriend stamp which is fabulous.   It is encouraging and heartfelt.   This is one of my first uses of the stamp set and first of many cards to be made from this stamp set Beautiful You (#143637)   

Beautiful You Brighter

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  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You (#143637)
  • Card Stock - Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Blushing Bride 3 1/4"x3".   Very Vanilla 2 3/4"x3".  Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack 3"x4".
  • Marker - Sugar Sugarplum Wink of Stella Clear 
  • Directions - stamp the Very Vanilla card stock with dancing image.  Add color to the dress with color filler stamp and light use of marker on hat; don't fill it in completely so that it looks carefree.  Add Wink of Stella to dress top.   Assemble and share with a friend.  

Beautiful You comes in 2 box sets

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Inside the Lines Window Card - Workshop February 25, 2017


Besides coloring in the the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration mini-catalog, you can color in a window and make it pop out with color.   A little less work, but a so easy way to add color to your message JUST BECAUSE.   

Inside the Lines Window Card

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  • Stamp Set - Tin of Cards (138946)
  • Card Stock - Old Olive 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".   Basic Black 3 1/2"x4 1/4" and a 4"x4" for scrap.  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper 3 1/4"x4"
  • Layering Squares Framelits - for window
  • Watercolor Pencils (141709)
  • Blender Pens (102845)
  • Ink - Basic Black 
  • Directions:   with the smallest Layering Squares Framelit, select a portion of the designer series paper Inside the Lines.  Cut out using the Big Shot and the next size larger square with Basic Black card stock.   Add watercolor pencil and blend with Blender Pen.   With double sided tape, place on smaller Basic Black card stock.   Tape the remaining DSP on the larger black card stock and using Dimensionals add the smaller colored square.   

WORKSHOP January 28, 2017 - Make Your Own Designer Series Paper

Ever wonder if you could make your own Designer Series Paper?   Well, that's exactly what my workshop members did.   They stamped their own Designer Series Paper using the Stamp Set:  Blooms & Wishes.   There is an endless varieity you can do making your own.   Something to consider when choosing a stamp set, use 3 large stamps and 3 smaller stamps.   This way you can fill in all the gaps and make the design more interesting.   

Make Your Own Designer Series Paper

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  • Stamp Set - Blooms and Wishes
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 12"x12".  Flirty Flamingo 11"x4 1/4".  Peekaboo Peach 11"x4 1/4".  Tip Top 11"x4 1/4".  Scraps of each card stock for message.
  • 4 Whisper White Envelopes; stamp back flap
  • 10" Ribbon
  • Measurements for tags:  darker shade 2"x 2 3/4"; medium shade 1 3/4"x2 1/2"; Whisper White 1 1/2"x2 1/4"
  • Rhinestones or Basic Pearls.  
  • Directions:   Decide on a color for each stamp and start with the larger stamps.  Vary the color by shadow stamping and over lapping the edges of the paper.   Be fearless in your stamping, the design will come together and will look great when you cut it and tape onto the card stock base.  I have a diagram below of how to cut  and score your DSP.   I used the 1" paper by cutting it in half and taping it to the bottom inside of each card.   The box is formed by scoring 1" around the 12"x4" paper and scoring at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2".  Cut little, tiny slits to give the box some room for bending together.   Tie with ribbon the secure shape.   

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BLOOMS & WISHES (14 photopolymer Stamps

#141784  $21.00

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WORKSHOP January 28, 2017 - Blushing Avant Garden

Here's one of my first cards made with the Avant Garden stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration 2017.  Love this FREE set and I will be making lots of cards using it.

Blushing Thanks

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  • Stamp Set - Avant Garden - Sale-a-Bration 2017
  • Card Stock - Blushing Bride 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4"; scrap for circle punch.  Whisper White 3 1/2"x2"; scrap for circle punch.  Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017  5"x 3 3/4"
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
  • 1/8" silver ribbon  6" and 4"
  • 1 Rhinestone
  • Wink of Stella - Clear Gloss
  • Adhesives:  Snail double-sided tape and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   Stamp flower with Basic Black and stamp over flowers with solid flower with Blushing Bride.  Use the stem and leaf stamps to create a shadow with Wild Wasabi and add 2 leaves.   Stamp and punch message.   Secure the ribbon on the back side of the Designer Series Paper with double-sided tape;  place DSP on card stock base at an angle.   Place flower and message down with Dimensionals.   Add a rhinestone to message and tie smaller ribbon on vertical ribbon.   Optional:  highlight flowers with Wink of Stella.

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AVANT GARDEN (10 photopolymer stamps)

#143272 Available from Sale-a-Bration 2017