Thoughtful Banners Shaker Card

Shaker cards are so fun to make and to receive! The new foam adhesive strips make them easy.

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Beautiful RideA shiny red V Dub with your best friend in the back. Could life get any better? This card could work for many occasions. The set includes greetings for weddings, love, friendship, or for moving to a new home. It’s a great card for guys.

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Woven Ribbon Birthday Getting Started 14-15 - Card 9This card is so quick and easy to put together and it would be great for not only a birthday, but many other occasions.  It’s one of my Getting Started Challenge projects.

 

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Bright and Beautiful StarLove the new catalog!  I made this shaker card with the Bright & Beautiful stamp set.  Sure, it’s presented as a Christmas set,. but why limit it?  I used is as a congratulations card here with Night of Navy layered over Whisper White card stock.  With a little careful inking and the use of the Stamp-a.ma-jig you can make the greeting say Bright & Beautiful followed by “Shine with happiness.”  I used the Stars Framelits to cut a window in the navy layer and a frame from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I punched the bottom of the navy layer with the new Confetti Stars punch and punched the scraps of glimmer paper to make the confetti to fill the shaker.  I cut another frame from fun foam for a spacer between the Window Sheets for the shaker.  Lovely, if I do say so myself!

 

I demonstrated this card for my September Paper Play Day.  We used the Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder on the Night of Navy layer.  It really stepped up this card!

Click below for the pdf supply list and directions.

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Stars Framelits

Confetti Stars punch

Night of Navy card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad

Night of Navy Seam Binding

Silver 1/8″ ribbon

Whisper White card stock

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

 

 

Gift Box Punch Board The products from the new Holiday 2014 catalog are here! 

This lovely box was made with the Gift Box Punch Board and went together really quickly.  The punch board makes boxes that don’t need any adhesive. The punch board shows 3 sizes of boxes that can be made with 8″ x 8″ card stock.  The video below shows a fourth size box that can also be made with the same size card stock.  These boxes are quite elegant, if I do say so myself.

I decided to demonstrate these boxes at my September Paper Play Day.  Click below for the supply list and directions.

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Gift Box Punch Board   Naturals Ivory card stock  Everything Eleanor  Gold Metallic Gold Encore Pad  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon

Gift Box Punch Board Naturals Ivory 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock UNSET  Metallic Gold Encore Pad  Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

 

In this video I show how to make an extra size box not shown on the printed chart.  I have a new chart with lots of extra sizes you can make.  Here’s a preview, but the pdf file shows not only the 15 sizes, but an extra 13 for a grand total of 28 boxes you can make with this punch board.

Click here for the full chart. And March 17, 2016 I added a video to explain the footnotes.

Gift Box Punch Board Expanded Chart Preview

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Blended Bloom 7-12-14I love this card layout and I love Blended Bloom. That Scallop Tag Topper punch is really pretty versatile!  And of course, the Blendabilities Markers make coloring so fantastic.  This one is Rich Razzleberry, but I offered the choices of Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight and they all looked great!  And look at the matching Very Vintage button and Baker’s Twine!  It’s the Blendabilities Markers!  I do have to confess that I hadn’t been careful when closing my Cherry Cobbler Marker and it’s already dried out!  Word to the wise, check that every pen is closed tight!!!

 

This is the card that started my push to Stamp Out Fussy Cutting!  Just about every card I’ve seen with this stamp set is cut out, but I hate fussy cutting and some of my customers hate it even more than I do!  (Pat, are you reading this?) So I decided to do the fussy cutting the easy way so I could cut out this flower not only for myself and my customers, but I’ll cut them out for you too!

You’ll see that there are actually 4 layers on this sample, but I really think it’s better without the 2 smaller layers.

 

Click below for supplies and instructions.

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