Celebrate Today Club Card

Celebrate Today

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting.  First of all, not to make anyone feel bad, but one of my club members dropped the card in a Bermuda Bay ink pad and it left that line so just try to ignore that that line is not there.  These things happen and it is no big deal.  I can give the card to my mother because no matter what I make for her, she loves all my cards!  Mothers are great, aren’t they?

At our last meeting I showed the members how to use sponges to apply color.  This time I wanted to show them how to use the sponge daubers.  We used the star mask from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks pack.  It is very easy to do.  You take a piece of medical taps, which works great because it does not stick to the cardstock when you remove it) to hold down a piece of cardstock and the mask.  You just pat the sponge dauber into an ink pad and pat it onto the mask.  It makes a very cute background.  We only used Bermuda Bay but you could use different colors if you want to.

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More Stampin’ Up! Videos

Here are some more Stampin’ Up! videos on products that are in the Holiday Catalog.  Which one is your favorite?

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New Stampin’ Up! Videos

Here are some videos for some of the new products in the Holiday Catalog.  There are some awesome products in this catalog.  After watching these, I wanted them all!

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Videos From Stampin’ Up!

Here are a couple of new videos that were made by Stampin’ Up! to showcase their products.  Very cute!

The first video shows A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Simply Created Gift Box Kit.

This next video is about the Happenings Simply Created Kit.

You can find both of these kits in the 2014/2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

 

 

Kinda Eclectic Screen Card

Kinda Eclectic, Screen Card

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly Club Meeting.  I am sure you have seen these screen cards on the internet before because they are all the rage.  I don’t know who actually thought up the idea in the first place, but I thought it was a very cute idea.  The card is actually very easy to make.  You start with a piece of cardstock that is 8.25 x 6 (I used Crumb Cake).  Then you score it at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.  The Decorative Label Punch is used to cut out the “legs” of the card.  The panels (I used Very Vanilla) are 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  That stamp set we used is called Kinda Eclectic.

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Chevron Border Punch Background Tutorial

Chevron Border Punch, Starburst SayingsYesterday I showed you this card I made the background using the Chevron Border Punch.  The background is actually two pieces and are attached under the 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon. I promised you a tutorial on how to make it. So here goes.

There is a small mark on the edge of the punch as seen in this picture (actually there are two but for the purposes of this tutorial you only use the first one).  It shows the beginning of where it punches.

Chevron Border Punch

Line up the edge of your 2 1/4″ x 5.25″ cardstock to this edge and punch as you normally would going all the way to the end of your cardstock.

Chevron Border PunchYour cardstock should look like this:

DSC02099Then flip the cardstock, line up the edge on that mark again and punch all the way to the end.

DSC02100Your cardstock will now look like this:

DSC02101Then punch a 1.4″ x 5.25″ piece of cardstock all the way across.  Snail them together on a 4 x 5.25″ piece of cardstock (I used So Saffron) and cover seam with the ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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Happy Watercolor Hardwood

Happy Watercolor

Do you remember the days at Stampin’ Up! before we had the Big Shot and punches?  I certainly don’t miss those days, but making a card was easy and fast back then.  I wouldn’t give up my Big Shot for anything but sometimes simple is exactly what you need on a busy day.  This card was made with no punches and no Big Shot.  Just cardstock, stamps and ink.

The background stamp is called Hardwood and is in the Occasions Catalog.  The best way to stamp a background stamp is to lay it rubber side up on your table and then pat an ink pad on top of it.  Lay your cardstock on top, cover it with a piece of scrap paper (copy paper) and just rub.  Sometimes the bigger stamps are harder to ink evenly on your cardstock.  Doing it this way, prevents that from happening. Here is a picture of the stamp inked up and the cardstock on top:

Inking A Background Stamp

The reason you should put a piece of scrap paper on top is so you don’t get ink all over your fingers when rubbing (ask me how I figured this out!).

The flowers and sentiment are from Happy Watercolor which is also in the Occasions Catalog.  I love the sentiment in this set (you make me happy).