Fun Fold card

2014_07_23IMG_3611 Today’s card is one of the cards I made for my envelope punch board class.  For this class I wanted to show why it is worthwhile to invest in the Stampin Up envelope punch board #133774.  I put off buying the punch board because I thought it was just another tool to collect dust and really I make standard cards and buy standard envelopes and I was happy.  The my sister and Stampin Up upline told me you need it because you can make boxes, cards, treat bags and lots more than envelopes so I took the plunge.  Of course, I got it and it remained in the box unopened in a drawer for months.  So I decided to challenge myself to have a workshop to feature and use the envelope board.  I was scared because I did not want to disappoint my customers so I googled “how to use my Stampin Up board” and life has not been the same since.  There was so many samples that I became overwhelmed and had a very successful workshop.  So over the next month or so I will be showing the stuff I made with this fabulous must have tool!

I saw this card in the Stampin Up annual catalog on pg 130.  It made me giddy that I could use the envelope punch board to make a card. I used the Naturals Composition DSP (no longer available) as the card base and them just used the punch board to notch the sides of the card.  I then punched butterflies from 3 shades of cardstock using the Elegant Butterfly #127526 punch.  I stamped random images from the Summer Silhouettes #126447 and the Wetlands stamp set #126697 and added a Curly Cute (no longer available) sentiment hand cut banner.

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Embellished Events

2014_07_22IMG_3609 If you are new to stamping or if you want to add an all occasions stampset to your collection, the Stampin Up Embellished Events #131984 stampset is for you.  Today’s card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) card from page 105.  It’s pretty much a direct copy but I changed the ink, DSP and cardsize. The fun frames #133727 embossing folder was used as the anchor to the other embellishments including the bells were stamped with the Gold Encore Ink #132141 using the Embellished Events stamp set.  The banners were added using the Gold Foil sheets #132622 and a scrap of old old DSP.  I added a bow from Gold Bakers Twine #132975.

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Crazy Kinda Love

2014_07_21IMG_3608 Love has really been in the air this year we have gone to more weddings this year then we have in the last several years combined.  This is a fun love card that I made for one of the showers I attended.  All stuff used on this card is available in the all new 2014-2015 Stampin Up annual catalog.  I started out using the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133363.  I used to struggle with using vellum because I did not like to see the adhesive thru the sheer vellum.  Now it is no problem when you use coordinating Washi Tape, Watercolor Wonder #133000 to secure it to the card base. From here I went a little whacky with embellishments.  I used the Just Sayin #133203 stampset and the coordinating Word Bubbles framelits #132968. The arrow was cut from a scrap DSP using the On Film framelit #132969 and the heart was punched using the Sweetheart punch #133786 and the little heart was punched from the Gold Foil Sheets #132622 using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787.  I was not sure how I liked this card when I finished it because it was way out of my normal comfort zone but the twenty something crowd at the bridal shower thought it was hip so that was good enough for me!

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Very Very Vanilla

2014_07_20IMG_3607 For today’s card, I wanted to reintroduce the top note die #113463.  The top note was my first die I purchased from Stampin Up when I ordered the Big Shot.  With all the new framelits, sizzlits and dies that Stampin Up continues to introduce to tease us some of my old favorites get cast aside.  The top note is one that I believe is a true classic.  Anyway, since I pulled out an old die I thought I would use an old retired newsprint DSP as the background.  I then cut my top note and then added the embossed oval frame (now retired). I punched a vanilla Elegant Butterfly #127526 and added it beneath the stamped antenna from the Papillion Potpourri #123759 and a string of pearls for the body.  For the sentiment, I used the Itty Bitty Banners #126257 and coordinating Bitty Banners framelits #129267 and finished the card with a piece of gorgeous Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon #134550.

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Oh Snap

2014_07_19Geometrical & Peachy keen 004-Too stepped up!!! Oh Snap today’s card is another card that is using some old Stampin Up products that are no longer available but it is a  super cute card that Cammie made.  For the main panel, Cammie used the Gorgeous Grunge #130517 stamp set to create the background and then she ran it through the Big Shot using the Arrows #132187 textured folder. For the cameras Cammie stamped them using the now retired Peachy Keen stampset and then matted them with gold foil #132622 cameras cut from the On Film #132969 framelits from the Stampin Up annual catalog. The gold arrow is also from the On Film framelits and serves as the anchor for the Hip Notes #133504 stamped sentiment.  The I Am me DSP with the cameras is now retired but was hand cut into a banner.  To add some extra fun, Cammie added a piece of the Watercolor Wonder Washi tape#133000, a bright button #130228 and gold Bakers twine #132975.

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Blackberry Bliss

2014_07_18IMG_1620 For today’s card, I wanted to showcase the new in color, blackberry bliss.  I used a sheet of the Moonlight DSP paper stack #133701.   The Stampin Up DSP paper stacks sized perfectly for a card maker because they are  4 1/2 ” X 6 1/2 ” pieces of beautiful double sided paper.  Each paper stack comes in  paper 48 sheets of 12 doubled sided papers. For the main focal point of the card, I stamped the Happy Watercolor (now retired) flower and then used my Blackberry bliss ink and aqua painter pen to color in the flowers.  The sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations #126707. I added the panel to the inside of the On Film #132969 photo frame and added 3 rhinestones colored with the all new Rich Razzleberry blendabilites #131003.

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Moonlight Dahlia

2014_07_17IMG_1619 One of my favorite things in the Stampin Up catalog is their beautiful Designer Series Paper and I especially love the DSP paper stacks.  The DSP paper stacks are 48 sheets of 12 doubled sided 4 1/2 ” X 6 1/2 ” paper.  For todays card, I used a sheet of the Moonlight DSP #133701 that showcases 2 of the new Stampin Up in colors: Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  I stamped the dahlia from the Regarding Dahlias #130327 in hello honey ink 2 times and then hand cut out the flower.  I added some leaves from the wonderfall stampset (no longer available).   I added a piece of lost lagoon #133672 3/8 inch stitched satin ribbon and the sentiment accented with a flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787.  I added a pearl that was colored with the daffodil blendabilites marker assortment #130998.

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