Time Marches On | 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for March 2021.  This month we are focused on the theme “TIME MARCHES ON”!  And boy, I can’t believe it’s the middle of March already.  Here in the states, we have Sprung Forward for Daylight Savings Time.  The weather is trying to warm up a bit, and spring bulbs are starting to push their heads up to bloom again.

 

For myself, we are in the midst of selling our home and moving for a work relocation.  So, life is a bit crazy, stressed, and altogether out of sorts.  But I just start each day with a new TO-DO list and hope I can accomplish it! 

 

So, when I started to work on my project for the Blog Hop today, and the theme of Time Marches On… I immediately thought of the Sending Sunshine stamp set and my desire to see a sunrise on a nice warm beach somewhere!  Well, that may not happen for me anytime soon, but here’s to hoping.

 

I do have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share, where I take you through my creative process of creating the card.  I use the Stamparatus Tool today.  Hopefully my demonstration will help you understand how easy it can be to make multiple cards with little effort.  The tricky part is getting it set up, but then, no problem at all.  It really just takes a little practice.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

So what did you think?  The Stampartus is really a pretty cool tool.  And this Sending Sunshine stamp set has some wonderful images to make beautiful sunrises.

 

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.

 

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

Susan Webster - You Are Here!

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

TIME MARCHES ON WITH SENDING SUNSHINE

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Sending Sunshine [152592], Timeless Tropical [151497]

Card Stock – Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Basic White, 

Stamp Pads – Coastal Cabana Classic Ink, Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, Mango Melody Classic Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink

Misc - Stamparatus Tool [146276], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

Old World Paper Embossing Folder [153200], Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals

 

Instructions:

Measurements:

  • Card Base Size 8 ½ x 5 ½ [scored at 4 ¼ ]
  • Basic White 3 ⅜ x 4 ⅛ 
  • Mounting Piece 3 ⅝ x 4 ⅜ 

Stamping with the Stamparatus

  • Position your cardstock onto your board.

  • Now set up each image stamp on the cardstock, and press onto the arm of the tool.

  • Ink each image with color and stamp to cardstock.

Stamp Sentiment

  • Ink and stamp your sentiment.

Add Secondary Image

  • Stamp the Palm Tree with a clear block stamp.

Put It All Together

  • Layer the stamped image on the mounting piece.

  • Add to the dry embossed card base with dimensionals.

Floating & Fluttering with Fine Art Floral

 

Youtube Link

Floating & Fluttering with Fine Arts Floral

 

Supplies:

Measurements:

  • Card Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ [scored at 4 ¼]
  • Patterned Paper 5 ½ x 1 ¼ [ could a different height]
  • Patterned Paper or Cardstock for Embellishment

Instructions:

Score your Card Base

  • Start by scoring your cardbase.

  • You need to know how tall your DSP Sample is going to be.  Mine was 1 ¼ in this sample.

  • Score your card at the half point. Here it was 4 ¼.

  • Then score two more lines on the face of your card.  I added ¼ inch to the DSP height to create a scored frame around the DSP.

  • In this sample, I scored at 1 ½  inches and 3 inches.

Die Cut Your Focal Embellishment of Choice

  • I stamped by image on the back side of the coordinating DSP selection.

  • Then die-cut the image with the coordinating dies.

Add the Patterned Paper

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

  • This should be between the score lines.

Stamp your Greeting

  • Stamp your greeting with coordinating ink.

Add Embellishment

  • I used dimensionals to add my butterflies.

 

Hint:

  • You could replace the butterflies with any other image of you choosing.

Thinking of Springtime | Inspirations Blog Hop March 2021

Welcome to the STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP for March 2021.  This month we are focusing on celebrating Easter & Springtime!  

For today’s project, I am featuring an image from the Fine Arts Floral Designer Series Paper.  This is a very simple project idea and one you can certainly recreate with any of your own collection of patterned and print paper.  Here’s a quick video demonstration to take you through the process.

 

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

  • 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 Anne Marie Hile.  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

 

MARCH 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman

 

Thinking of Springtime Tutorial

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Happy Thoughts [154507]

Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo [141416], Fine Arts Floral DSP [154558]

Stamp Pads – Flirty Flamingo [147052]

Misc -  Paper Snips, Adhesive, Dimensionals

 

Measurements:

Card Base         5 ½ x 8 ½ [scored at 4 ¼]

Patterned Paper     4 x 5 ¼ 

Embellishment    DSP Image

 

Instructions:

Fussy Cut or Die Cut Your Focal Embellishment of Choice

  • Here I used my paper snips to cut out the floral print from the patterned paper.

  • If you have a coordinating die for the image you choose to use you could certainly use your die-cutting machine to create it.

Add the Patterned Paper

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

Stamp your Greeting

  • Stamp your greeting with coordinating ink.    

Add Embellishment

  • I used dimensionals to add my floral image.

  • If your image is larger than your card, just trim down the edges once you have it adhered.
     

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.