Cards!

Season’s Greetings Card featuring TROPICAL CHIC and STYLISH CHRISTMAS!

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Hi Stampin’ Peeps!!

I lived in Hawaii for five years, and when I saw the TROPICAL CHIC BUNDLE, it reminded me of all of the awesome stationery and gift packaging I hoarded *admired* (and purchased in normal amounts–LOL) while I lived there!!

The holidays were a great time to hoard *stock-up*, because all of the cards, gift packaging, and stationery was fun and festive, but still maintained an island theme!

When I saw this set, I knew I had to create something amazing for the holidays, and I love the way this card turned out!

Happy Stampin’! 🙂

Bren

Price: $110.00

 

Projects!

Birthday Baker’s Box featuring CAKE SOIREE and SWEET CAKE!

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Hi Stampin’ Peeps!

I love boxes, and these BAKER’S BOXES are super cute! They are brand-new in the Holiday Catalog (page 49), and you can decorate them in a bunch of ways!

For this project, I used my SPONGE BRAYER to make a cute and cheerful Birthday Box! (I used the decorated Pillow Box on page 79 of the Annual Catalog as inspiration!) The packaging on this gift will definitely make the recipient smile, and combined with whatever you put inside, it will make their special day even more sweet!

Note: These boxes are white, food-safe, and they come in a pack of eight! Folded, they measure 4-1/4in x 4-1/4in x 2-1/8in!

Here’s the Cardstock/Paper needed to make each box:
(You’ll also need one BAKER’S BOX!)

–One piece of Whisper White, measuring approximately 4in x 3in.
–One piece of Daffodil Delight, measuring approximately 3-1/2in x 2-1/4in.
–One piece of Granny Apple Green, measuring approximately 2in x 1-1/4in.

Directions:

1. Using the SPONGE BRAYER and Daffodil Delight, color the outside of the box. Ink up the BRAYER on the Ink Pad, and then roll it over the box, making sure not to color the acetate window on the box. (Note: Put a scratch piece of paper over the acetate to keep it ink free!) Don’t be afraid to press the BRAYER into the ink pad—you really want the color to show! Repeat this step until the box is the desired color, then set it aside to dry.

2. Using Granny Apple Green, stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White Cardstock—Keep the sentiment near the edge, but leave enough space to center the words in a 1-1/2in Circle. Next, stamp the flowers and leaves: Stamp one large rose in Coastal Cabana, stamp one small rose in Poppy Parade, and stamp two small flowers in Mango Melody. Finally, stamp four leaves in Granny Apple Green. (Note: These are all stamped on the piece of Whisper White!)

3. Using the BIG SHOT and the coordinating SWEET CAKES FRAMELITS DIES, cut out the flowers and leaves. Next, cut out one rose outline in Daffodil Delight, and one sprig from the piece of Granny Apple Green.

4. Still using the BIG SHOT and the STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES, cut out one circle in Daffodil Delight. (This is the mat for the sentiment, and it measures 1-7/8in in diameter.)

5. Using the 1-1/2in CIRCLE PUNCH, punch out the sentiment, and then adhere it to the die-cut Daffodil Delight Stitched Circle using SNAIL.

6. Using MINI GLUE DOTS, build the corner flower arrangements. First, adhere two leaves to the back of one of the small roses stamped in Mango Melody. Next, follow the pic to arrange the rest of the cut pieces.

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7. Using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS, adhere the flower arrangements to the box. (See pic for placement!)

8. NOTE: Fill your box with goodies before completing the final two steps!

9. Cut a piece of GRANNY APPLE GREEN 1/2IN TEXTURED WEAVE RIBBON that will wrap around the box. (Note: Don’t cut extra—this piece only needs to go around the box with no overlap.) Next, using MINI GLUE DOTS, adhere one end of the ribbon to the acetate, wrap the ribbon around the box, and adhere the other end of the ribbon next to the first. (See pic!)

10. Using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS, adhere the sentiment over the ribbon. (Note: Make sure to place the DIMENSIONALS on the sides of the sentiment so they don’t rest on the ribbon.)

And, that’s it!

Happy Stampin’! 🙂

Bren

Price: $110.00

 

Cards!

Thank You Card featuring ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS and the STAMPARATUS!

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Hi Stampin’ Peeps!

This card didn’t start as a card, but once I saw the completed flowers, I had to keep going!

Craft Fair Season has started, and in addition to sharing the STAMPARATUS and the benefits at my table, I made up some examples showing Two—or in this case, Three—Step Stamping, and the Hinge Technique. (I’ll show you that card on Thursday!)

Originally, I started stamping with the intent of just making a sample! Using the ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS Stamp Set, I loaded the three stamps for the flower onto my plates, and started stamping randomly in four corners of a random piece of Whisper White Cardstock. As soon as I saw the result, I knew I had to stamp more, so I cut the piece down to 3-3/4in x 5in, and started stamping on another piece of cardstock with the intent of punching out those images and adding them to the card! You can see the added circles in the pic below, and I think they add a little bit of depth to the card.

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Here’s the Cardstock/Paper needed to make one card:

–One piece of Soft Sea Foam, measuring 8-1/2in x 5-1/2in (this is the card base).
–Two pieces of Coastal Cabana: One measuring 4in x 5-1/4in, and one measuring 3-1/4in x 1in.
–Three pieces of Whisper White: Two measuring 3-3/4in x 5in, and one measuring 3in x 3/4in.

Directions:

1. Arrange the three stamps needed to make the flower on the STAMPARATUS Plates. Note: Line them up so that they will stamp near the corner of the cardstock, but not exactly in the corner. This card is more artistic and random than exact. 😉

2. Stamp four complete images on both pieces of Whisper White Cardstock, measuring 3-3/4in x 5in. Start with the largest part of the flower, and Soft Sea Foam. Next, stamp the middle part of the flower in Coastal Cabana, and finally, stamp the last part of the flower—the accents—in Shaded Spruce.

3. Set one piece of stamped cardstock aside—we will use it soon—and use the 1-1/2in CIRCLE PUNCH to punch out the four flowers from the other piece of cardstock. You will end up with one piece of cardstock stamped with four flower images, and four 1-1/2in circle shaped flower images.

4. Using SNAIL, attach the four circle shapes to the stamped piece of cardstock. Note: Arrange them where you want them around the permanent flowers, and trim any overhang with PAPER SNIPS. (See pic for reference!)

5. Using Shaded Spruce, stamp the sentiment on the piece of Whisper White, measuring 3in x 3/4in. NOTE: Stamp closer to the left side of the cardstock, to leave room to tie the thread on the right. (See pic!) Next, use SNAIL to adhere the sentiment to the piece of Coastal Cabana, measuring 3-1/4in x 1in—this is the sentiment mat.

6. Cut a piece of LINEN THREAD long enough to wrap it around the matted sentiment approximately four times, and then tie a bow.

7. Fold the card base on the score line. Using SNAIL, attach the stamped piece of Whisper White to the piece of Coastal Cabana, measuring 4in x 5-1/4in. Next, use SNAIL again to attach the mat to the card base.

8. Using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS, adhere the sentiment to the card. (See pic for placement!)

And, that’s it!

Happy Stampin’! 🙂

Bren