You’re almost out of time to get this stamp set, Designer Tee and you can get it free with a qualifying order ($50 in the U.S.) from the Sale-a-Bration promotion from Stampin’ Up! It was designed to work with the Custom Tee stamp set and the T-Shirt Builders Framelits, but I think it can carry its own weight by itself.

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This card is simple on the front, but used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits for the surprise inside. The Thinlits does all the work for you! So fun.

If you are one of the first six people (before 3/31/17) to order Balloon Adventures, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, or the bundle listing me as your demonstrator, I’ll send you the card stock and envelope free.

Here are the free directions with all the cutting specifics.

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Make this box with the Gift Box Punch Board. It’s one of those extra sizes I added in this expanded chart. Add a tag and a cute little gingerbread man holding shiny peppermint candies. The box is just right to hold a gift card and a few candies.

I used the Triple Banner Punch that can make tags 1″, 1 1/2″, and 2″ wide. The Scallop Tag Topper punch is designed for 2″ wide tags, but I share a tip for making narrower tags.

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Stampin’ Up! carries everything from excellent snips, punches, the Big Shot die cutting machine, to punch boards that cut and score envelopes, boxes, and bags.

Paper Snips

I know you probably have scissors. I thought one pair of scissors is just like another until I tried these. I can cut detailed images much easier with these sharp, pointed snips. Definitely worth the price! Now I have these snips in my Basic Tool Box that I take to craft away from home so I don’t have to settle for cutting with other scissors.

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Stampin’ Trimmer

The Stampin’ Trimmer is one of those essential tools that I think you will want. There are other trimmers on the market. I love that the one from Stampin’ Up! can cut and/or score a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper or card stock and yet is small enough to tuck away. The numbers on the trimmer itself are very easy to see and do not wear off like some other brands (and frankly the older Stampin’ Up! trimmer.)

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Cutting and Scoring Card Bases and Layers


Basic Card Bases and layers chart

Simply Scored

I didn’t spot a video just about the Simply Scored tool, but here is one showing a project that can be made with it. And you’ll find lots of projects that I’ve posted that I’ve relied on the Simply Scored tool.

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Punches

This video was published in 2010 when the “new style” punches first came out. Many of the punches shown have been retired, but it shows basic information about how to use this style of punch. There are more current videos about specific punches. Here are links to videos about the Festive Flower punch, the Fox Builder punch, the Bow Builder punch, the Blossom Builder punch, and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

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Big Shot

It took me quite a while to decide to invest in this costly product. Stampin’ Up! is making more and more Framelits and Thinlits that coordinate with stamps. Now I have to work at designing projects without it for new customers. I think you are going to want a Big Shot!

Big Shot – The Basics

Framelits can be tricky to match with some stamped images. If you are using a nearly symmetrical image, mark your stamp and the matching position on the Framelit. The Wondrous Wreath stamp and Wonderful Wreath Framelits in the Holiday 2104 catalog come with tabs to help you.

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

The Secret Garden set shown in the video has retired, but check out Flower Patch and the Flower Fair Framelits. There are many coordinating stamps and Framelits now.

Getting More Life from Cutting Plates

Embossing Folders

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Envelope Punch Board

Envelope Punch Board Boxes

Envelope Punch Board Boxes

All these boxes were based on the smallest envelope listed on the chart on the Envelope Punch Board. I just added 1/4″ up to 7″ for the height of the box. I was experimenting to see how much I would need to add to get the thickness (or height) I wanted. Envelope Punch Board Box Height Chart The ones made with Melon Mambo can be made with 8 1/2″ X 11″ card stock. For the Basic Gray ones, you’ll need to use 12″ x 12″ card stock.


 

Gift Box Punch Board

Gift Box Punch Board

The Gift Box Punch Board makes boxes with square bottoms. If you start at the S line your box will have a 1 3/4″ square bottom, M will be 2 1/2″, L will be 3 1/4″, and XL will be 4″ square. You can vary the height of the boxes using the chart printed on the board. To make a box, it’s basically punch, score three times, turn, and repeat. I have a video and a chart with a few additional sizes beyond what comes with it.

Gift Bag Punch Board

Gift Bag Punch Board

The Gift Bag Punch Board makes bags in three widths, S = 2 1/4″, M = 3″, and the L = 3 5/8″. Front to back is 2″ for all three sizes. The height of the bag can be any where from 2 3/4″ to 10 3/4″. Somehow I found this punch board hard to figure out at first. I finally got it! Here’s a video

and I made a little cheat sheet with the Gift Bag Punch Board Directions.

 

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rudolph-step-card

Rudolf has a very shiny nose indeed! You could use just the head, but you can also include his whole body! I love the step card. My friend Jeanne shared how to do the cutting for the layout with me.  If you change out the decorations, you will need to pay attention if your Designer Series Paper has a one way pattern.

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grateful-bunch-birthday

I received a lot of compliments for this card. I owe it all to the stamp set! Grateful bunch is one of those versatile sets that I think would be great for beginners. You won’t need the Big Shot for this one either. I did want a birthday card though. None of the sentiments seemed right, so I used Birthday Blossoms.

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