Fine Art Floral DSP with Fluttering Dies - Fancy Fold

Fine Art Floral with Happy Thoughts

Fancy Fold

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

 

Fine Art Floral with Happy Thoughts

Fancy Fold

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Happy Thoughts [154507]

Card Stock – Smoky Slate [131202], Fine Art Floral DSP [154558], Basic White [159276],

                           Calypso Coral [122925] - butterfly die, Basic Black [121045] - butterfly die, 

                           Pool Party [122924] - 2 inch circle punch

Stamp Pads – Memento Black Ink [132708]

Misc - Fluttering Dies [154318], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], 

             2" Circle Punch [133782], 2 ¼" Circle Punch [14372], 

             Mini Dimensionals [144108], Stampin’ Seal [152813], Dimensionals [104430]

 

Measurements:

  • Card Base 4 ¼" x 9 ½" scored at 3" and 7 ¼"
  • Inside Liner 4" x 4"
  • Patterned Paper 2 ¾" x 4"
  • 2” Circle Punch SCRAP - coordinating color
  • 2 ¼” Circle Punch SCRAP - match card base color
  • Butterfly Die SCRAP - coordinating color
  • Butterfly Die SCRAP - coordinating color
  • Sentiment Label 1 ½” x 3 ¼” 

 

Instructions:

  1. With the card base open, and the narrowest scored section on the right, slide the 2 ¼" circle punch all the way in from the top of the card, lining up the score line on the right in the center of the circle. Then punch out the circle.
  2. Adhere the 4" x 4" square inside the card – make sure to not place any adhesive on the portion that overlaps the circle opening (or you will have adhesive on the back of your card).
  3. Punch a 2 ¼" circle from Smoky Slate cardstock (same as your card base color).
  4. Close the card and then adhere the 2 ¼" punched circle in the “half” circle that exposes the liner panel. I added my adhesive to the white liner and then placed the circle down. 
  5. Punch a 2" circle from Pool Party cardstock, layer it on the 2 ¼" circle.
  6. Using the Fluttering dies, die cut the embossed butterfly from Calypso Coral, and the solid butterfly from Basic Black.  Adhere the butterflies together. Then add to the center of your circles.
  7. Close the card and adhere the Designer Paper to the left panel.
  8. With the label die from the Fluttering Dies, and with a 1 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Smoky Slate, create the sentiment label.  
  9. Die-cut once lining up the die with the top and side of the cardstock. [It’s okay that the die is larger than the cardstock.]  
  10. Then die-cut again, so that you have all four corners matching.
  11. Stamp the greeting in Black ink.  Add to the card.
  12. Stamp our inside greeting.

Wishing You the Berry Best for 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for February 2021.  Those of us who love our Stampin’ Up! products are still enjoying the first Sale-a-bration promotion for 2021.  Yes I said first Sale-a-bration for 2021, Stampin’ Up! will be having another one mid-year.

So this month I have a product that features my absolute favorite Sale-a-bration product, the Berry Blessings Bundle.  You can add this item to your order once you have spent $100.  I know that is a big order, but I know we all get there fairly easily!

So the Berry Blessings Bundle included the stamp set Berry Blessings and the patterned paper Berry Delightful DSP.  It also coordinates rather nicely with the Sweet Strawberry bundle found in the Spring Mini Catalog.  Gotta love coordinating products!

Okay, so I do have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video tutorial to share with you today as well.  I will take you through my two-step crafting process.  First I will create the ATC cards, which work well as sentiment tags and embellishments for our projects.  Then I will show you how easy it is to make them into full-sized cards.  Then you can  see the full tutorial with the supply list below in this post.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

Well, that was easy!  First think about crafting some ATC cards.  Whether you want to trade them with your crafting friends or keep them to use on your own projects.  Then use that coordinating color cardstock and scrap patterned paper to make full cards.

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Susan Reitmeyer Legits.  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

BLOG ROLL CALL

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselamn

Susan Webster - YOU ARE HERE

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

Angie McKenzie

WISHING YOU THE BERRY BEST TUTORIAL

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – 

Card Stock – 

Stamp Pads –

Misc - 

Instructions:

ATC Card

Measurements:

  • ATC Card Size        2 ½ x 3 ½ 
  • ATC Patterned Paper     2 ½ x 3 ½
  • Sentiment Label        2 ½ x 3 ½

Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Stitched So Sweetly Die [rectangle that fits the 2 ½ x 3 ½ size], cut a full shape from the patterned paper, positioned in the center.
  • Reserve both parts of the die-cut paper.
  • Die-Cut sentiment labels with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies as well.

 Stamping

  • Stamp your greeting with coordinating color ink.
  • Stamp the leaf image on the edges of your sentiment tags with Granny Apple Green.
  • Color the leaf with the Water Painter Brushes.

    Construct ATC Card

  • With Tombow adhesive glue, add a light layer of adhesive to the edge of your ATC card mount cardstock. [2 ½ x 3 ½]
  • Now add the frame edge of the cut DSP to the mounting piece.
  • Add Dimensionals to the die-cut rectangle portion and position back into the center of the ATC card.
  • Add Dimensionals to the Sentiment Tags and add to the ATC.

Full Card

Measurements:

  • Cardbase Size         8 ½ x 5 ½ [scored at 4 ¼]
  • Patterned Paper     2 ½ x 5 
  •  
  • Add the 2 ½ x 5 section of DSP to the card front.
  • Now add the ATC card for embellishment.

Love Is In The Air - Inspirations Blog Hop Feb 2021

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!  Well at least I hope it is for all of you.  Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so be sure to give your sweetie a smooch.  And I recently learned today is “G”alentine’s Day, so you can always send your bestie some love too.

For today’s STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP February 2021 Edition, I have a fun watercolor project for you.  Well it started out as a watercolor project.  Then I seem to have used almost all my favorite techniques.  So I guess you could say I used my joy and love of stamping & creating cards to craft for you today. 

The full tutorial is posted below after the photo.  It includes my step-by-step instructions. If you have questions, leave me a comment.

I featured the image from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set of the guy and gal under the umbrella, I just love this image.  Then I created a fun die-cut heart frame, but be sure to see my instructions on cutting it out.  I also used one of my favorite things to do with ink, stamps and paper, HEAT EMBOSS.  So lots of little techniques and touches.

Here's my project, hope you love it!  Then remember to continue hopping with us today.  The NEXT LINK will take you to Susan Simpson's project post.  Then just keep hopping, we have 37 projects to share today.  If  you loose a link, they are all posted below as well.  And please, leave us comments.  We LOVE to hear from you.

Happy Heart Day!

Be Mine with Silhouette Scenes 

... for Love is in the Air Inkspirations Blog Hop

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Silhouette Scenes [149223]

Card Stock – Real Red [102482], Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper [149612], Basic Black [121045], Basic White [159276]

Stamp Pads – Versamark [102283], Real Red [147084]

Misc - Black Emboss Powder, Heat Tool [129053], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Be Mine Stitched Framelits [148527], Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder [151474], Water Painters [151298], Stamparatus [146276], Paper Snips [103579], Dimensionals [104430]

Measurements:

  • Card Base 8 ½ x 5 ½  [scored at 4 ¼] 
  • Watercolor  Paper 4 x 5 ¼ 
  • Basic Black 4 x 5 ¼   [die cut both hearts from this piece]
  • Whisper White 3 x 3
  • Card Liner 4 x 5 ¼ 

Instructions:

Heat Emboss

  • I used my Stamparatus to stamp this image onto the watercolor paper. For two reasons:

  1. Watercolor paper has a texture, and sometimes it’s difficult to get a good solid image.

  2. It allowed me to ink up and stamp the image a couple of times with the Versamark Ink.  And the image didn’t move.

  • So ink your stamp with Versamark Ink and stamp in the center of your watercolor paper. [repeat 2 or 3 times]

  • Dust with Emboss Powder, tap off excess.

  • Heat emboss with Heat Tool.

Dry Embossing

  • I ran my card through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.

Die Cut Layers

  • First die-cut the large Heart with the center heart die from the Basic Black cardstock.  This will leave you with the scalloped edge heart to frame the image.

  • Then from the center heart scrap, die-cut the smaller scalloped edge heart as well.

  • Die-cut from Basic White the smaller center heart for your sentiment.

  • Now the tricky part!  Die-cut the heat-embossed image…

  1. If you look closely, you will notice that the umbrella is sticking outside the heart shape.

  2. So to die cut this, first use the center full heart that will leave the stitched edge on the cardstock, but not cut the heart free.

  3. Then with the large scalloped heart die, cut it again… BUT - only put the clear cutting plate on the image up to the bottom edge of the UMBRELLA image.

  4. This will leave it partially attached to the watercolor paper.

  5. Now use our paper snips to fuzzy cut the top of the heart and leave the umbrella full.

Watercolor

  • Use your watercolor brushes and wet the watercolor die-cut heart with your embossed image.

  • Now add Real Red Ink to the lid of your ink pad.  Either squeeze it while it is closed to transfer ink to the lid.  Or use your re-inker and add a drop or two of ink to the inside of the lid.

  • Use your watercolor brush to pick up some ink and start painting your die-cut heart.

  • You can as much, or as little as you wish.

Stamp your Greeting

  • Stamp your greeting with Real Red ink onto the Basic White die-cut heart.

Assemble the Image & Sentiment Hearts

  • I placed mine face down on my table.

  • Then line up the Basic Black scalloped heart around the center hearts.

  • I used dimensionals and pieced them back together around the stitched seam.

  • Then peel the backers off and align on the face of your card.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

 

 

 

Quite Curvy Dies Trio | Galentine's Day Projects

QUITE CURVY TRIO | GALENTINE'S DAY PROJECT

 

QUITE CURVY | GALENTINE'S DAY PROJECT - CARD 1

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Make A Difference [146676], Heart to Heart [151427]

Card Stock – Powder Pink [RETIRED], Patterned Paper [RETIRED]

Stamp Pads – Basic Black Marker [100082]

Misc - Powder Pink Ribbon [RETIRED], Curvy Dies [154319], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], 

             Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals, Paper Snips


Measurements:

Card Base 11 x 4 [scored at 5 ½]

Patterned Paper 4 x 4

Die Cut Cardstock 3 x 4


Instructions:

Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Curvy Dies cut the 3 x 4 cardstock piece in half.  Creating two sections to use on your card.

Stamping

  • Ink your Sentiment stamp with your Stampin’ Write Marker so that you can OMIT the “V” from Valentine’s Day.

  • Now ink your “G” from the alphabet set and stamp in place of the “V”.

Build Your Card

  • Adhere the patterned paper to the center of the front of your card base.

  • Now position dimensionals on the back of both of your die-cut sections of cardstock.

  • One will be positioned at the fold of the card.

  • The second will be positioned at the opposite end of the card.

  • By putting both sections on dimensionals, you are created a recessed section of the card.

  • Now wrap the ribbon around the card and tie a bow knot.  Trim the ends with your paper snips.

QUITE CURVY | GALENTINE'S DAY PROJECT - CARD 2

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Berry Blessings [155276] - Sale-a-bration Set 2021

Card Stock – Powder Pink [RETIRED], Patterned Paper [RETIRED]

Stamp Pads – Memento Black Ink [132708]

Misc - Powder Pink Ribbon [RETIRED], Curvy Dies [154319], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

             Tombow Adhesive, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer

 

Measurements:

Card Base 8 x 4 [scored at 4]

Patterned Paper 4 x 4

Die Cut Cardstock 3 x 4


Instructions:

Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Curvy Dies cut the 3 x 4 cardstock piece in half.  Creating two sections to use on your card.

Stamping

  • Ink your sentiment stamp and position on the die-cut cardstock.

Build Your Card

  • Adhere the patterned paper to the front of your card base.

  • Adhere the die-cut section of cardstock with your sentiment on it.  I positioned mine an inch above the edge of the card.

  • Now add a little adhesive along the bottom edge of your sentiment layer, and adhere the ribbon.

  • Let dry, then trim ends of ribbon with your paper snips.

QUITE CURVY | GALENTINE'S DAY PROJECT - CARD 3

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Happy Thoughts [154507]

Card Stock – Powder Pink [RETIRED], Patterned Paper [RETIRED]

Stamp Pads – Memento Black Ink [132708]

Misc - Powder Pink Ribbon [RETIRED], Curvy Dies [154319], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

            Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer

 

Measurements:

Card Base 11 x 4 [scored at 5 ½]

Patterned Paper 4 x 4

Die Cut Cardstock 3 x 4

 

Instructions:

Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Curvy Dies cut the 3 x 4 cardstock piece in half.  Creating two sections to use on your card.

Stamping

  • Ink your sentiment stamp and position on the die-cut cardstock.

Build Your Card

  • Adhere the patterned paper to the top of the front of your card base.

  • Now use your paper trimmer and trim off 1 ¼ inches of the front end of the card.

  • This is to reveal the inside layer.

  • Now with dimensionals, add the die-cut section of the card to the front of the card.

  • Line up the dimensionals along the cut line, then position the die-cut piece to the adhesive.

  • Wrap the ribbon around the card, and tie a bow knot.  Trim the ends with your dimensionals.

Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral for 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral DSP

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for January 2021.  This month we are enjoying  the new products from our Spring collection featured in the Spring Mini Catalog.  Plus it’s Sale-a-bration Time at Stampin’ Up!  So when you purchase any $50 in items, you can add a FREE product from the promotion to your cart.  It could be a stamp set, or patterned paper!  

I have decided to share a BRIGHT and CHEERY card project with you this month.  Featuring the new Fine Art Floral DSP and a new stamp set Happy Thoughts.  And being that I am using our beautiful patterned paper, I want to share an easy way to create layers and use its fullest potential!

Take a look at my Stampin’ Show & Tell video tutorial, and watch as I get two layers for my card from one piece of 4 x 5 patterned paper.   Then see the full tutorial with the supply list below in this post.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

Well, that was easy!  Do you agree?  And think of all the beautiful patterned paper you probably already have on hand.  You could craft one from this idea even today. Just pick our pattern, pull some coordinating cardstock for the base color and the ink to match!  Cut your layers and away you go. 

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Andrea Tracy-Tucker.  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

 

BLOG ROLL CALL

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

 Anne Marie Hile

Angie McKenzie

Susan Webster - YOU ARE HERE

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

 

Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral DSP Tutorial

 

Supplies:

Measurements:

  • Card Base 8 ½ x 5 ½ [scored at 4 ¼]
  • Patterned Paper 5 x 4
  • Sentiment Label 2 ½ x 3 ½

Instructions:

Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Stitched So Sweetly Die [largest rectangle], cut a full shape from the patterned paper, positioned in the corner.

  • Then cut a second edge from the remainder of the pattern paper.  Again, long the edge of the remaining layer.

  • Die Cut from the White Cardstock the curved Stitched So Sweetly Die for your sentiment.  Or choose a shape that words with your chosen sentiment.

Stamping

  • Stamp your greeting with Poppy Parade Ink. [coordinating to cardstock color]

  • Using the Stamparatus if you choose, ink the background stamp and stamp the image on the full of the front of your card base.

Add the Patterned Paper

  • First add the Gingham Ribbon to the full rectangular die cut.

  • Wrap and tack the ribbon across and along the back of the die cut piece.

  • Then add dimensionals to the back for mounting.

  • Slip a second piece of ribbon under the band and tie a simple bow knot.

  • Trim the ends.

  • Now add the die-cut trimmed edge to the card front first with adhesive.

  • Then add the full rectangular offset to the first.

Add the Sentiment

  • Now with dimensionals add the sentiment tag as well.

 

 



 

Floating & Fluttering for FMS468

Floating & Fluttering for Freshly Made Sketches

Today I am playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 468.  They offer up a sketch idea, and then we as paper crafters create a project inspired by that sketch!  Here is the Sketch Idea offered and it will link you back to their blog to see all the other creations created as well.

I decided to create with the new Floating & Fluttering stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also pulled in a sample piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP.  I wanted something bright but also wanted to show off these fabulous new butterflies we have to offer.  Since this set has no sentiments, I also used the new Happy Thoughts stamp set.

Take a look at my Stampin’ Show & Tell video tutorial, and watch as I  go through the creative process.  This is a lovely 2-step stamping set, where we can stamp the outline image and then stamp the full color of the image with a second stamp.  Then see the full tutorial with the supply list below in this post.

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

So are you inspired by this fun project?  I just love the brightness of the colors and the way the pattern in the Fine Arts Floral DSP coordinates with the outline images of the butterfly. 

Floating & Fluttering Tutorial

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – 

Card Stock – 

Stamp Pads –

Misc - 

 

Measurements:

  • Basic Black Card Base     11 x 4 ¼ [scored at 5 ½]
  • Patterned Paper         5 x 3 3/4
  • Basic Black  Label        2 ½ x 3 ½
  • Basic White            3 x 3 ½ 
  • Basic White            4 x 5 ¼ 

Instructions:

    Stamping

  • Stamp your image with Memento.  Let dry before adding color.

  • Fill the image with color using the full body image with Bumblebee and the detail stamp with Pumpkin Pie.

  • Repeat with Garden Green ink for the leaf images.

  • Stamp your sentiment with Memento onto the bottom of the patterned paper.

  • Also stamp the inside panel of your card.

  • You will use the Garden Green ink again, and stamp behind and around the placement of your Basic Black label, on the front of your card.

    Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Fluttering Dies, die-cut the image from the Basic White cardstock.

  • Also die-cut a label from the Basic Black cardstock.

    Put it All Together

  • Now just layer your panels onto the front of your card and inside.

  • I did use dimensionals to pop up the butterfly die image.

QUITE CURVY CARDS WITH ARTISTRY BLOOMS

Quite Curvy Cards with Artistry Blooms

 

Welcome to the STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP for January 2021.  This month we are focusing on celebrating ANYTHING NEW! So first and foremost, I want to thank Angie McKenzie for organizing us all and hosting this BLOG HOP!  We have a large group of paper crafters who really enjoy blog hopping together. I applaud the group as a whole for our creativity that is shared.  But also a special thank you for Angie who keeps us all together.

So our theme is ANYTHING NEW!  Which opens up the opportunity to craft any project we are inspired to create.  NEW can be different for all of us… it might be that we are celebrating the NEW YEAR.  Or maybe we have a new stamp set or stamping technique we want to experiment with and create a project to share with all of you. 

Today, I have a project that features the NEW Quite Curvy Bundle from the Spring Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  I also adjusted my card design to use my patterned paper to its fullest potential and reduce scraps.  I did film a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share, so enjoy the demonstration.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

 

My project could easily be CASED, that means Copy And Selectively Edit, with the same products or other similar ones.  I share the full tutorial with you down below in the post, so if you need the materials & measures they are easily found.  You can make your very own projects following this idea, all you need is:

  • Cardstock

  • Patterned paper

  • Paper cutting die to create an edged design

  • Sentiment stamp

  • Embellishments

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with JoAnn Pollock .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 


 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Jo Blackman  ●  Jan Musselman 

Tricia Butts  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Libby Fens 

Gez Carpenter  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Karen Henderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Mo Rootes

Linda Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Jill Chapman

Ann Krucek  ●  Susan Webster  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Simpson  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

 Cheryll Miller  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Teri West  ● Chris Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Vicki Milyard  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Aurélie Fabre 

Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez 

 

 

TUTORIAL: QUITE CURVY CARDS WITH ARTISTRY BLOOMS

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – 

Card Stock – 

Stamp Pads –

Misc - 

 

Measurements:

  • Card Base 11 x 4 [scored at 5 ½]
  • Patterned Paper 4 x 4
  • Die Cut Front 4 x 3   [die cut to remain at least 4 x 2 ¼ inches]


Instructions:

Die Cut Layer

  • Using the curved edge die, trim the 4 x 3 cardstock in the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Be sure to have the finished cut layer at least 2 ¼ inches long.

Stamp your Greeting

  • Stamp your greeting with Versamark ink.

  • Then dust with Heat & Emboss powder.

  • Use your Heat Tool to set the powder.

  • If you don’t want to heat emboss,  you can simple stamp your greeting with coordinating ink of your choice.

Add the Patterned Paper

  • With adhesive of your choice, add the patterned paper section 4 x 4 to the card front.

  • Line up the bottom and side edges.

  • Since the card base is 4 inches across, it should cover it completely.

Add the Ribbon Embellishment

  • Measure and Cut a section of ribbon about 6 inches in length.

  • Add adhesive to the back of the die-cut cardstock.

  • Wrap & tack the ends of the ribbon around the front of the cardstock and adhere to the back.

  • Now add Dimensionals to the back of the layer for mounting.

  • Now add this layer to the card front.

  • For a bow, cut another section of ribbon about 5 inches in length.

  • Tuck it under the ribbon band and tie a simple knot bow.

  • Trim the ends by bringing them together and trimming at the same time.

Monogram Note Cards | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop Dec 2020

Monogram Note Cards | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop Dec 2020

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday Blog Hop for December 2020.  This month we are focusing on LAST MINUTE paper crafting projects.  Not that any of us are in need of such a thing! But if you are looking for a LAST MINUTE LUCY gift idea, I have a Monogram Note Card project that might just fit your needs.

After  you see my idea, be sure to leave me a comment. Then hop on along to the next crafter who has another fun idea for you.  And remember, paper crafting isn’t reserved for just the holidays… you could easily transform our ideas into birthday gifts as well.  Just change the theme and away you go!

MONOGRAM NOTE CARDS

 

So these are to be a quick and easy paper crafting project that you could duplicate for multiple gifts! We start with a note card. You could use pre-packaged plain notecards, or cut your own from patterned paper like I did here. 

A note card is sized at 5 ½ x 3 ½ when scored and folded.

I decided to make a bunch of winter themed cards for myself as the sample.  I can now use them as Thank You cards after the holiday.  I decided to use the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper as my decorative cover.  I cut them to size and then lined the inside with a plain piece of cardstock that measures just slightly smaller than the card itself (3 ¼ x 4 ¾).  

To be able to do multiples of these, I used my Stamparatus Tool and the stamp set Make A Difference.  But by taking the time to set up the letters on the clear arms of the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp repeated items without worry of positioning.  To get the letters close enough, I stamped the “W'' first,  then the “s” and “m” second.  They cannot all be positioned this closely on a clear block.  So either two blocks and a really steady hand, or use the stampartus for perfect positioning each time.

Kimberly Anne Morris

Tatiana Tobin

Susan Webster [you are here]

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

Jan Mussleman

Angie McKenzie

 

TUTORIAL - MONOGRAM NOTE CARDS

Stamp Sets – Make A Difference (146676)

Card Stock – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper(153512), Whisper White Note Cards

Stamp Pads – Memento

Misc - Stamparatus Tool (146276)

Measurements:

Card Base         5 ½ x 7 [scored at 3 ½]

Card Front        3 ½  x 5

Inside Panel        3 ¼ x 4 ¾ 

Instructions:

    Stamparatus Set Up

  1. Use one arm of the Stamparatus for the Center Capital Letter

    • Position the Last Name letter on the grid paper.

    • Then press the arm of the stampartus down to attach it.

    • Be sure it is square with the grid lines for straight positioning of your letters.

  2. Use the second arm for the two Side Letters

    • Then position the two side letters onto the grid paper.

    • Press the second arm to attach them.

  3. Ink and stamp all the letters to check your positioning.

  4. Adjust if necessary.

    Stamp your Monogram

  1. Position the card front on your grid paper, so that the Monogram will stamp where you want it to be.

  2. You may want to fold the note card in half.

  3. If you prefer to do the punched out monogram.  Stamp on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die-cut or punch with a paper punch.  Attach to card.