Just for You Greeting Card

Just for You Greeting Card

For today’s project we’re creating  quick and simple card using Meant to Be Stamp set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

200219 - Meant to Be

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant To Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • Paper – Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo CS, All My Love DSP
  • Other – Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies, Big Shot, All My Love ribbon pack, Basic Pearls

Dimensions:

  • Lovely Lipstick  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Flirty Flamingo CS – 5-3/4″ x 4″ (2 pieces)
  • All My Love DSP – 5-5/8″″ x 3-7/8″

Directions:

  1. Die cut heart shape from DSP in the bottom right corner
  2. Adhere die cut piece to Flirty Flamingo CS using liquid adhesive, place the heart die over the gap and die cut again
  3. Adhere matted CS to Lovely Lipstick cardbase and die cut heart shape again
  4. Adhere Flirty Flamingo CS to inside of cardbase
  5. Stamp greeting through the heart shape hole onto Flirty Flamingo CS inside using Black ink
  6. Decorate with a strip of pearls under greeting
  7. Tie ribbon in a bow on the left side of cut out heart shape.  You’re Done!

200219 - Meant to Be

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Learn tips for using coordinating Stamps and Dies in your cardmaking HERE

Supplies

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Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

One of the greatest ideas/tools/inventions for a card maker has to be coordinating stamps and dies.  Having a die that can cut out an image in one pass through a die-cutting machine like the Big Shot saves so much time, especially on really intricate images.  Even with this great product, I find a lot of crafters are sometimes confused on how to use the two.  There really is no right or wrong way.

Today, I will walk you through a few basic steps n how I ensure a great cut around my stamped images.

First, I stamp my images onto a piece of cardstock using the desired colour.  If I’m water colouring I will use StazOn ink and if I’m colouring with my Stampin’ Blends I will use Memento Black Ink.

Then I apply my dies over the stamped images.  Use a low-tack tape or something like washi tape to hold the die pieces together or try the magnetic platform plate.

Remove the die cuts from the dies.  The images are now ready to use for projects.  The die cuts I don’t use I keep with my stamp set for future use.

Coordinating Stamps & Dies

Next time you’re buying a stamp set, buy the bundle and save 10% plus you’ll be able to die cut your images to add to your handmade greeting card.

Make It Monday #1: Sunshine Wishes

Make It Monday – Sunshine Wishes

Sunshine Wishes

Welcome to our first Make It Monday series for 2018.  I’m excited to be sharing a new project tutorial each week, and I’m starting today with a Valentines project.  This project features the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits .  No Stamping.

To create my card this week, I’ve cut 10 x Love die from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in Whisper White Cardstock. I’ve adhered them to my Whisper White Card front using liquid adhesive.  Alternatively you can die cut them with the Adhesive sheets making for easy placement.

I’ve selected three (3) colours to draw the eye in, and these colours all work well together.  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum and Melon Mambo.  Each of these colours have been cut 3 times and layered on top of each other for height.

To finish my card I added some gold thread under the coloured “Love” die cuts and randomly placed Metallics Sequins to finish it off.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial 

 

Supplies:

  • PaperThick Whisper White CS, Whisper White, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo CS
  • Other Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Big Shot, Liquid Adhesive, Gold Thread, Metallic Sequin

Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) – score and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – scrap pieces
  • Powder Pink CS – scrap piece
  • Sweet Sugarplum CS – scrap piece
  • Melon Mambo CS – scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Die cut 10 “Love” die using Whisper White CS
  2. Die cut 3 “Love” die in each colour (Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo)
  3. Adhere the 3 die cuts of each colour together using liquid adhesive. You will have a stack of 3 dies in each colour
  4. Adhere the 10 Whisper White “Love” die cuts to the front of the cardbase as shown in the picture using liquid adhesive
  5. Place some Gold Thread over the 3 center dies
  6. Adhere the coloured die cuts over the Gold Thread using liquid adhesive
  7. Randomly place Metallic sequins to your card front. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card. You can view this below

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Not able to create today?

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Supplies

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See you next Monday for another fun Valentines Project.

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

Masculine – Die Cut Inlay

A Die cut inlay is not a new technique it has been around for some time.  Die Cut Inlay is when you cut an image or shape and put it back in the same place, this give it a bit of dimension as appose to leaving your image just stamped.

I’ve created my background using a sponging technique and various colours (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler & Cajun Craze).  Sponging is one of the most easiest and cheapest ways to add contrast and character to your project.  Learn more about Stampin’ Up! Sponges HERE

Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts

I’ve stamped my image from Vintage Leaves Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.  Next I Die cutted the image using my coordinating Framelits Leaflets Framelits. After adhering my sponged cardstock to my Cajun Craze Mat I replaced my die cut image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tricks & Tips

  • Hold your sponge tightly and start my sponging off the cardstock to remove any excess ink and then gradually in a circular motion sponge onto the cardstock til you have the desired effect.

Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create this card, including supplies and trick and tips on creating a Die Cut Inlay effect in your project

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Product List


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Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits Technique #2

Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits Technique #2

Last week I shared with you a fun way to use your Star Framelit dies by using the inlay technique.  Today we’re going to use the same Star Framelits but this time we’re creating a star impression on our cardstock. You will notice I keep the design the same from last week’s project and just changed my technique.  This is one way to get more out of your supplies, you don’t need to have a whole new idea, sometime just changing one or two things creates a different look to your project.

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have a silicon mat, try using a mouse pad or similar
  • Place a small amount of liquid glue to a plastic sheet or acrylic block, this makes it easier to add glue to your sequins before placing them on your project.

Watch video tutorial below on how to create an embossed impression with your Star Framelits

Supplies

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Find more ideas on Stretch Your Dies below
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Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits 

Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits

Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits

The Star Framelits are  fabulous! I love it when I can come up with more than one way to use my supplies. For today’s card, I created an inlay background and added a sentiment formed with the Sunshine Wishes Framelits and Crazy About You Stamp Set.  The tiny stars are from the Confetti Stars Border Punch

Stretch your Dies - Star Framelits

Tricks & Tips

  • Change up the colour of your star by creating a rainbow of colour or even a gradient of colour will look great also
  • Glue multiple layers of die cut greeting to add height and dimension to your card

I’ve created a video tutorial showing how easy it is to do this techniques.  Watch below

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store


Come back next week, where I will share with you another idea on how you can Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits.