Weather Together Umbrella Card Tutorial

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I hope you have been enjoying all of the recent videos teaching new techniques like Shaker Cards and all about our Oh Happy Day and Watercolor Wishes Card Kits. The videos Stampin’ Up! provides us with are invaluable. They show new ways to use the products from our catalog and give samples that are adorable.  I get excited to recreate the samples every time a new video comes out.

This week, I am sharing the Party Pop Up Thinlits which create two pop-up birthday themed cards. All you will need to make these special cards are the thinlits, your big shot, and the card stock colors of your choice.  Watch the video and see how easy it is to use the thinlits to make one of a kind pop up cards.

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Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial

Pop Up Birthday card tutorial with Birthday Cake dies tutorial. See more at StampinFool.com Pop Up Birthday card tutorial with Birthday Cake dies tutorial. See more at StampinFool.com

I hope you have been enjoying all of the recent videos teaching new techniques like Shaker Cards and all about our Oh Happy Day and Watercolor Wishes Card Kits. The videos Stampin’ Up! provides us with are invaluable. They show new ways to use the products from our catalog and give samples that are adorable.  I get excited to recreate the samples every time a new video comes out.

This week, I am sharing the Party Pop Up Thinlits which create two pop-up birthday themed cards. All you will need to make these special cards are the thinlits, your big shot, and the card stock colors of your choice.  Watch the video and see how easy it is to use the thinlits to make one of a kind pop up cards.

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Do you have the new Pop-n-Cuts dies for making 3D pop up cards?  Post a comment, share a photo on StampinFool.com Facebook page, or email me a picture of your latest pop up card creation!

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Confetti Celebration Shaker Card Tutorial

Confetti Celebration shaker card visor tutorial will show you everything you need to know to create a birthday themed shaker card with sequins and confetti. Stamp with the ink and stamps included and give them away to those special people in your life. Learn more at StampinFool.com

Good Morning Crafties!  I am excited to share a few cool, new Stampin’ Up! products that make for easy to put together DIY shaker cards. Shaker Cards are an easy way to take your paper crafting to the next level.  And with our new foam adhesive strips and sequins, your shaker card will be easier to make than ever. Before you know it, you’ll be giving them away to every special person in your life.

Stampin’ Up! has done all of the hard work for us when it comes to crafting. They produce an amazing catalog with hundreds of card ideas and samples, they coordinate the products with stamps and colors, and have videos to help you navigate new techniques.

Below is a video showing exactly how to put together a shaker card for your next crafting project.  Take a few minutes to watch this 5 minute video walking you through the shaker card with our newest foam adhesive strips and sequins.

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3 Ways to Master Washi Tape

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

3 Ways to Master Washi Tape

Hello, hello crafty friends.  I hope you are enjoying your day.  I have some great tips to share with you today.  I have 3 different birthday cards that focus solely on using Washi Tape. We all love it, and I know I have a ton of it.  Sometimes I find that I hoard washi tape and forget to use it. I just really like buying it.  Not anymore- I will give you three ways to use up that washi and master the techniques!

1. As the print for a negative space

This is my favorite technique of the three ways I am going to share today. Using negative space on a card really makes it pop.  Here the Washi tape is lined up closely touching and the sentiment is die cut out of the washi tape background and the sentiment is popped up. Below I will show you the step by step photos of how you can make this card!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Instructions:

Layer washi tape on card stock. Make sure the tape is slightly overlapping or touching on both sides.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Using the Big Shot die cutting machine, line up the sentiment.  I love the magnetic platform to keep the letters in place where I want them.  *Pro tip: You can also use a small piece of washi tape to hold framelit and thinlit dies in place.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Run the platform through your Big Shot and save the little chads. You will need to cut up dimensionals into half pieces and adhere them to the back of the tiny letter innards.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Adhere dimensionals to the rest of the back side of the negative cut out card stock. Adhere to the card base, washi side up!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

To get the HAPPY sentiment, ink the stamp in Watermelon Wonder then added a Post It note to cover the ‘Birthday; (which is die cut, so you don’t need it stamped).  Stamp on a little scrap and staple it to the card front.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Decorate the inside with a little more washi tape and a cupcake and enjoy!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.comLearn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

2. Make a Background Design

For this card, I cut the card base of Bermuda Bay card stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Crushed Curry cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

Stamp YAY in Watermelon Wonder ink on a white scrap of paper and cut out.

Adhere strips of washi tape to the white panel to create a colorful background.

Use sequins to embellish.

Adhere YAY Presents with dimensionals so that it stands up!Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

3.  Make Candles

You can make this sweet candle card in less than 5 minutes.  Grab the rolls of Cherry On Top washi tape and start tearing.  Add washi tape side by side and touching along the bottom of the card.  Stamp the candle flames with Crushed Curry Ink.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

How easy way that? Don’t you love these three easy washi tape cards.  Keeping washi tape on hand allows you to make a quick and easy card in a crunch, but still gift something handmade and special!

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bouquet Card Set

Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Card set from StampinFool.com

By now you may have heard about the hashtag #ImbriningBirthdaysBack that has taken the Stampin’ Up! community by storm and received national media attention. It all started with a friend from Home Office (in Utah) asking her friends if they would like a handmade birthday card.  The response was in the thousands and counting.  Turns out, in this digital world, everyone still loves receiving a handmade, actual paper birthday card.  It’s so encouraging to know that our gifts of love are so desired.

That brings me to this birthday card set. As I was browsing my new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions 2016 Catalog, I quickly fell in love with the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  It’s soft and feminine, and doesn’t need much else to make it look gorgeous.  It speaks for itself, which makes for an easy card.   I decided to pair it with the Rose Wonder stamp set because I really like a few things about it: the script writing and the Birthday sentiment, that it’s photopolymer (completely clear- easy to line up), and the size- fits in a 2″ circle and in the label stamp included in the set.  It looks hand scripted, but still legible.

I kept the supply list for this one relatively short because simple is best in my world.  I listed the Stamp set Rose Wonder by itself, but remember it has coordinating Framelits and you save 15% by purchasing the bundle (which I did).  Below is the basic supply list.

And here are a few things you can add to really make the cards special.

Alright, stop back by tomorrow for detailed instructions on how to make these gorgeous cards in the Birthday Bouquet Card Set.

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Cards: Sunburst Card Tutorial

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Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

This week I’ve been showing off the Going Global stamp set paired with Going Places designer paper in a card set.  How have you liked the cards?  Nice and manly right?!?   I have shown off these cards so far: Blue & Green Banner card and Night Sky card, Mini Banners.

Today, you’ll learn the Sunburst Technique with this brightly colored, map inspired Best Dad card.  If a “best dad” card, isn’t for you, swap out the saying for a Happy Birthday and enjoy gifting this card.  You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #4  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

While today’s card took a little more figuring out, I took all of the hard work out of it for you.  You need to pick a few different patterns from the Going Places 6″x 6″ paper stack and cut 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strip of a few prints (cut them the entire 6″ length).  Make sure the patterns are varied so that you get contrast on the card.

  1. Cut the card base of Very Vanilla to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut each of the 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strips into half diagonally, so that you have long, skinny triangles.
  3. Stamp the globe in Mossy Meadow as well as the sentiment on scrap Vanilla card stock.  The Globe will be punched out with the 2″ circle punch. Cut a 1/2″ strip to stamp the Best Dad and flag the end.
  4. Cut a 2 1/2″ square of Sahara Sand and cut in half diagonally.
  5. Place the diagonal Going Places designer paper strips with the tip being in the bottom left corner, in a pattern. (See template below for which sizes go where).  There will be extra hanging over the ends.  Make sure the card is fully covered (the pieces may overlap slightly in the bottom corner).
  6. Once you have positioned them, adhere with Snail tape runner.
  7. Cut the excess paper from the card base on all sides.
  8. Adhere the Sahara Sand triangle with adhesive. Adhere the Globe and Sentiment with dimensionals.
  9. Stamp the inside with a sentiment.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Stampin Up Sunburst Template

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is Monday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card & the Starry Night card, as well as the Mini Banner card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places: Masculine Birthday Cards

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

How have you been liking the Going Global cards so far? I have shown off two cards so far: Blue & Green Banner card and Night Sky card. Today I am going to show of an understated card with little banners that really showcase the Designer Series paper in bits.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #3  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Today’s car is so simple to make.  You’ll want to cut out a few 1″ strips of the different patterns from the Going Places 6″x 6″ paper stack and punch out nine banners with the Banner Punch.  Make sure the patterns are varied so that you get contrast on the card.

  1. Cut the card base of Very Vanilla to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a panel of Sahara Sand card stock to 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and a piece of Vanilla to 3 1/4″ x 4″. Adhere the Vanilla piece to the Sahara Sand card stock.
  3. Adhere the mini banners to the front of the cards with dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the sentiment “I’m lost without you” in Lost Lagoon ink to the bottom middle of the card.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

 

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is Monday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card & the Starry Night card shown yesterday.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Global: Masculine Birthday Card Set

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Yesterday I talked about the Going Places Designer Series paper stack, a 6×6 stack of patterned prints that have a travel theme.  I showed off the first of five cards, the Blue Green Banner Card and today I’ll show you the stars.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #2  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Now I just love this card.  I think it may be my favorite in the card set because the Black sky with stars combined with the Crushed Curry sentiment just pops.  Add a little bit of gold cording behind the stars and this card a perfect.  It’s sweet and manly all in one.

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Love Between

It’s a simple Very Vanilla base with the starry Stampin’ Up! Going Places Designer Series Paper cut to 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″.  Another scrap of DSP is cut into a banner and a 2″ circle of Crushed Curry is stamped with “Love knows no distance”.

The gold cording is secured to the card with dimensionals.  The banner is also on dimensionals, as well as the yellow circle.

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places: Masculine Birthday Card Set

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

If you have browsed through the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog at all you probably noticed a world map, travel, space adventure stamp set and coordinating patterned paper. It jumped out at me and I though, I love this, but what am I going to do with it??!  It is perfect for masculine cards, but a lot of time I stall when it comes to creativity for manly cards.  What do I do when I’m stalled out- go to Pinterest and look at card layouts.  {Tip: I don’t look at card samples because that will shape what I come up with, and sometimes I just want it to look really original}.  So I picked a few of my favorite card layouts and started cutting paper.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #1  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

A quick note about today’s card- I added the “world’s best dad” sentiment, but you can definitely add a quick happy birthday instead without having to make any other modifications to the card.  Who says you can’t say best dad for a guy’s birthday anyways? You can totally give them a Best Dad birthday card- it’s like two compliments all in one card.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

By now you can see that the cards have bright colors that are marbled and patterned really well.  I know you are going to love making these cards and your recipient will really enjoy getting such a thoughtful card.  Plus, we can all use a set of manly cards, right?!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Supply List

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com
Directions:
  1. Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of blue and green marbled Going Places DSP to 3″ x 4 1/2″.  Cut a banner into the bottom.  Slightly curl the bottom of the banner.
  3. Cut three small pieces of gold cording (about 1″ long each).
  4. Staple gold cording to the top of the banner. Adhere banner to Very Vanilla card front using Snail tape runner.
  5. Cut a small 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Vanilla and stamp “Worlds Best Dad” from Going Global stamp set, in Lost Lagoon ink. Cut a small banner on the right end of the strip.
  6. Adhere the small banner to the top front of the card using 2 dimensionals.
  7. Stamp a greeting on the inside of your card & outside of then envelope.
  8. Gift it away!

That was quick and easy right?  I love how simple the card is, but it has a real WOW because of that amazing Going Places patterned paper.

Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes: Handmade Birthday Cards

Hello, hello.  Firstly, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  But for me, today is birth-day.  As in Birthday Card making day.  I have 3 awesomely adorable card for you, complete with directions and a supply list.  And even better, the three cards all use the same supplies, so you won’t have to buy the whole kitchen sink to make a set of beautiful birthday cards.

You can check out the tutorials for the other two cards here- Mint colored polaroid inspired balloon birthday card (the far left in the photo below) & the Pink, Yellow & Gold Fringe Cake Card.  And today I will give you the details for the Blue Cupcake Birthday Card (right hand back).

Quick and Easy Birthday Card Set from StampinFool.com using Party Wishes and It's My Party DSP

Day 3:  While this card is really easy to make- quick cutting and stamping, the card is mounted on an Island Indigo base and the light blue Soft sky portion is the part that actually opens.  It gives it a little extra flair. Plus, those cupcake punches are too sweet. Let’s get crafting.

It's My Party and Party Wishes birthday balloon card from StampinFool.com

Instructions:

  1. Cut Island Indigo card stock base to 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Soft Sky card stock to 5 1/4″ x 8″.  Score at 4″ and fold. Adhere to Island Indigo card base.
  3. Cut It’s My Party Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4″ x 4″ and adhere to card front towards the bottom, leaving a 1/4″ border.  Cut White Card stock to 3 3/4″ x 2″.  Layer over DSP towards the top of the card.
  4. Stamp Happy Birthday and Candles and Crushed Curry ink on White card stock.
  5. Cut one strip of 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ Melon Mambo Card stock (leftover from previous mambo card) and adhere across the seam of the Party patterned paper and white card stock.
  6. Stamp 3 cupcakes in Mint Macaron ink on a scrap piece of White card stock.  Punch out with birthday trio cupcake punch.
  7. Adhere cupcakes with a dimensional on the back of each cupcake.
  8. Cut a piece of 15″ Melon Twine and tie around card.
  9. Stamp a greeting in the inside of the card with Crushed Curry ink.

Here’s the supply list:

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