Perfectly Plaid & Heirloom Frames

This was one of the cards we made at our monthly stamping class.  It uses two of my favorite products in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.

First of all, let’s talk about that gorgeous frame around the sentiment.  It was made using the Heirloom Dies and 3D Embossing Folders.  One comes in the rectangle we used and there is also an oval frame.  Both are just beautiful and really add a wow to your cards or projects.  When I first tried these frames, I had a hard time lining them up.  Then I saw a blog post by Patty Bennett that showed how easy it was.  You first cut the shape out.  Then take the middle piece and adhere it to the center of the embossing folder.  I used Tear & Tape to adhere it.   That way you can line it up perfectly every time.  So easy!  It looks like this.

Then all you do it have to line up the cut out frame with the inside, close the folder and run it through your die cutting or embossing machine.

It works perfectly every time.

After I cut out the frame I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was a little big bitter than the inside of the frame and embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I stamped the pine cone in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I layered the frame on top using Stampin Dimensionals. I stamped the trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink and cut them out using the matching Pine Tree Punch.  You can buy the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the Pine Tree Punch as a bundle and save 10%.

The background is a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The ribbon is called Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon.  The little sparkle of gold is gorgeous in person.

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Stitched Stars Ornament

This is one of the projects we made at our monthly stamping class last week.  You can either use it as an ornament or a tag for a gift.  It was very easy to make and didn’t take long at all.

To make the star I used a set of new dies that are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog called Stitched Stars.  These dies have a matching stamp set called So Many Stars and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I didn’t use the stamp set on this project but we did use it on another that I will show you in the near future.  It is appropriately called So Many Stars because the stamp set has 21 stamps and the die set has 23 dies!

I first cut a large star using Night Of Navy cardstock.  Then I scored it five times as in the picture below.  I drew the lines so you could see where to score easier.  Then you just fold it on the score lines with the points being a mountain fold and in-between the points being a valley fold.  This gives it a 3D look.

After I made the star I cut out the swirl using another one of the dies included in the Stitched Star set and Copper Foil Sheets.  When you cut this out, it also cuts out various sizes of stars which I saved to add to the project.  I adhered the swirl to a circle I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Then I mounted the Night Of Navy star using three Black Dimensionals on top of each other.  I was so excited to see these in the Holiday Catalog.  Sometimes the white Dimensionals show so the black are great.

Lastly I added a piece of White Baker’s Twine.

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Butterfly Beauty

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  We used the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies that are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Believe it or not, all these butterflies are made with one big die.  Well, that is not true.  This image was made with two big dies!  One die does the background of the butterflies.  I used Basic Black cardstock for that.  The other die makes the front of the image.  I used Calypso Coral for the front and then used my Clear Wink Of Stella to add a little sparkle to the butterflies.  It is hard to see in the picture but the sparkle is just perfect.

The best way to adhere these dies are to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets that are in the Annual Catalog.  Normally you could use Multipurpose Glue but some of the areas are teeny tiny and it is hard to get just a little bit of glue on these areas.  The Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets make it super easy.

I used a piece of Petal Pink cardstock that was embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays.  This stamp set is also in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  If you purchased the Butterfly Beauty Dies and this stamp set you can get something for free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

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Tropical Chic

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting in December.  It uses products from the Tropical Escape Suite that is in the 2018/2019 Annual Stampin’ Up!® Catalog.    I love how Stampin’ Up! puts matching products together making it easier to buy things that match.

The stamp set called Tropical Chic and it has matching dies called Tropical Thinlits.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  There is also Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, ribbon, cardstock and embellishments in this Suite.  I do have to say that the 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon is beautiful (even though we didn’t use it on this card).

To make this card I first cut out the leaf square in Whisper White cardstock and backed it with a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Then I stamped the flower in Poppy Parade and cut that our using the matching die.  The Granny Apple Green Leaf is also a die.

I haven’t shown you pictures of my grandchildren lately so I am sharing here.

Madelyn had a Christmas concert at school.  All the children wore this shirt.  They did a great job singing.

Here is Emy in her Christmas outfit.  I think this is what she wore when they went to pick out their Christmas tree.

I think Nolan had a great time in the bubbles!


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Barn Door

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last week.  It uses the stamp set called Barn Door that is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  This stamp set has matching dies called Sliding Door Framelits.  Normally this set is used as a slider card where the barn door slides back and forth.  I actually made another card as a slider using these products and will show it to you soon but we did not make a slider with this card.  Instead we made the barn doors open and this is what the inside looks like.

To make this card I first stamped two doors onto a piece of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper using Gray Granite ink.  This particular paper has the wood look to it so I thought was perfect to make barn doors out of.  Then I cut them out using one of the dies in the set.  I attached the doors to a piece of Gray Granite cardstock that is 9″ x 3 3.8″ that I scored at 2.25″ and 6.75. I put a 21″ piece of the Cherry Cobbler twine behind this and then  adhered that to a 3 5/8″ x 4.75″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Inside the doors is a piece of 3″ x 4″ of Whisper White cardstock.  The sign was stamped in Blueberry Bushel Ink and the flowers are in Crushed Curry.  The door handles and the inside corner cuts were also made using dies that I cut out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The inside corner cuts are actually a square that I cut diagonally.

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Making Christmas Bright

This is the last card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting inn October.  Before I showed them this card, I first showed them this:

Some of them had no clue what this thing was.  Those that knew kind of rolled their eyes but admitted they had one (somewhere but hadn’t taken it out in a while).  I rarely used mine because it was hard to get the paper in straight and turn the lever at the same time.  Well, now Stampin’ Up!®  has an embossing folder that does this!  It is called Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions and it is in the Holiday Catalog.  If you remember that contraption above, you need to get this embossing folder.

The stamp set we used on this card is also in the Holiday Catalog.  It is called Making Christmas Bright.  It has a matching punch called Christmas Bulb Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. There is also another stamp set in this catalog that fits the punch.  It is called Making Everyday Bright and is on Page 47.  Even though we did not use this stamp set, I have it listed below so you can look at it.

The colors we used on this card are Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch.

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Club Challenge Cards

I have the best club in the world.  My members are so much fun plus they are all so talented.  Every month I give them a challenge.  Most of the time it is a sketch challenge but sometimes it can be a theme or a color.   They have to make a card and bring it to the meeting and the hostess for the night gets to keep the cards.  Last night was my night to hostess so I get to show you their cards.

I need to get the ladies to write their names on the back of the cards because I can not always remember who made what but I think I got them right.

These cards were made by Amy and Karen.

These were made by Carol and Char.

Laura and Debby made these.

Renee and Lynette made these cards.

As you can tell, they were given a sketch.  Aren’t they all beautiful??