Sunday, March 26, 2023

20th Anniversary Celebration-Lighting The Way Sliding Card-VIDEO

Today I'm wrapping up my 20th Anniversary Celebration Series with an amazing and beautiful card featuring the Lighting The Way Bundle in the Mini Catalog.  This bundle wasn't on my list initially but I've seen amazing things done with it and I had to get it!  The dies are truly amazing!  Don't miss this one!  Today we're making a slider card.  There are so many possibilities with this slider card, I can't wait to share with you!  I have giveaways today to celebrate my 20th Anniversary so make sure to check the video for how to enter!  

stampin up, lighting the way

My background on my card is ink blended with Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grapes Inks.  At the time of typing this the Fresh Freesia Ink Pad and Gorgeous Grape Ink Refill was on low inventory, if these are colors you love get them now!  I'm not sure if they're part of the color refresh but it's better to be safe than sorry.  The Real Red lantern pops off of that purple background!!

stampin up, lighting the way

I mentioned how amazing the dies in the Lighting The Way Bundle are.  Check out the detail on those fireflies and lantern.  It is so easy to layer up these dies and images.  I added some shining details to my fireflies with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies and some Wink of Stell.  Keep your eyes on that bottom firefly. I mentioned this was a slider card, when you pull the card on the top or inside, the firefly slides up along with the card.  So many possibilities here!  

stampin up, lighting the way

The card will not come fully out, so plan your stamping/greetings inside the card accordingly.  You can always use the back for more writing room if you need it.  

To make yours:
Crushed Curry 9" x 5 1/2" 
On the long side score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2"

Basic White
5 1/4" x 4"
5" x 3 34/"
1/2" x 3 3/4"
1" x 2"

Vellum Basics
5 1/4" x 4" 

Real Red, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Vellum Basics and Basic White for die cutting

Once the front is assembled place the card base into the cut and emboss machine with the 1/2" score line on the right side.  Line up the card at 7" and cut a slit in the card front about 1" from the top and from the bottom. 

I have a full supply list below.  You can shop for these products in my Online Store.  Make sure to check out my video for all the details on this card.  Subscribe to my channel while you're there so you never miss a video. 

stampin up, lighting the way

See all the cards in my 20th Anniversary Series
Week 4 Lighting The Way Sliding Card-You are here!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Other: Hole Punch

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Card Crate April 2023-Rhino Ready Bundle Stamp A Stack

I am happy to announce a new way to do classes with me!  Welcome to Card Crate!  The class that comes to your door and you can do your projects on your time from the comfort of your home.  

If you've done Card Crate with me in the past you'll notice two options now, there's a local one for ones that don't require shipping, that price will stay the same at $35.  If you crate needs shipped it will be $40, a small price increase.  This is to help cover shipping costs. Thanks for understanding.   

Card Crate is $40 shipped
Card Crate is $35 if you're local in the Albuquerque, NM area

You'll get:

  • Supplies for your projects
  • A PDF with all the supplies and photos of projects
  • $20 in product, needed to complete your cards
  • A Thank You gift from me
  • Video Tutorial

What you'll need:
  • Stamps and ink to complete your projects, per Stampin' Up! policy all projects will come unstamped (you'll know in advance what the supplies are so you can plan ahead and place orders if you need to).  There's always room to substitute items and be creative if you don't have the exact supplies!
  • Adhesive, some months may contain specialty adhesive.
  • Scissors
How to purchase:
Email me and let me know you want the April Card Crate and I'll send you a link to pay via PayPal.  Per Stampin' Up! Policy I cannot list the 'buy now' button on my blog.
Please email me if you want the Card Crate

Last day to RSVP for April's Card Crate is April 12.  Payment is due on April 12.  All supplies will be ordered on April 13 and classes will ship by April 26.  (Time between ordering and shipping is longer due to longer expected shipping from Stampin' Up!, I hope to have them out sooner but I'm overestimating on timelines to be safe.)  You will receive an email with your PDF when all crates have shipped.

This month's kit is so much fun!!!  I'm featuring the Rhino Ready Bundle from the Online Exclusives.  You'll make 12 cards!  Yes 12!! Two each of 6 designs.  They're easy enough to recreate but cute enough for a big impact!  You will need the bundle to complete the cards.  Add on the bundle for $50.25, I'll pay the tax and shipping.  I'm also sharing some tips for using your Stampin' Blends.  I'm coloring my rhinos in six different colors, you can customize and color the rhinos any way you like!  

Make sure you indicate that you'll need the bundle when your RSVP for Card Crate.  NOTE: You WILL need the bundle to create the cards. 

This month's Card Crate you'll make 12 sweet cards using the Rhino Ready Bundle

What you'll get in this month's kit:

  • Supplies for your 12 projects
  • Full Package of Basic White Notecards and Envelopes
  • Half a package of Adhesive Sheets (6 sheets 6" x 12")
  • Full package of Enamel Dot Essentials
  • PDF Instructions with photos and measurements
  • Video Tutorial
  • Free Gift

What you'll need to complete this month's kit: 

*These are the colors I used to color my rhinos, you can color them any way you like.  Feel free to use colors you have or stock up on the colors I used in the kit.  

All other supplies for your cards will come in your kit.  Your kit may contain die cut, pre punched or pre dry embossed pieces.  You will need to supply all stamps and inks to complete your project.  If you don't have the supplies listed above you can place an order to get them or you can substitute what you do have.  There is always room for to be creative.  

If you have any questions please let me know.  I hope you enjoy this month's Card Crate!!


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Easter Bunny Little Debbie Cake Box

Do I have the CUTEST box for you today!!!!  Usually on Wednesdays I bring you a fun Facebook Live project.  This week is my kids spring break and we have lots planned.  But I still have an amazing and adorable box for you this week!  I'm featuring the Easter Bunny Set and I couldn't be more in love with these adorable bunnies! 

stampin up, easter bunny

My bunnies are stamped in Memento Black then colored with Stampin' Blends, see the supply list for all the colors I used.  The images are all fussy cut, there are no dies for this one.  There is a punch that coordinates with one of the bunny images, that punch is not available right now to purchase, but I didn't even use that image on this box so the punch wouldn't help you with this project anyway.  No worries, you can fussy cut these images.  

stampin up, easter bunny

I love the bright spring colors on this card and the sweet bunny faces. My box is tied closed with some Silver Threaded Twine, I love the rustic charm it gives this box. I used Blending Brushes and some Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party inks for the background of my image.  I love the soft sky and grass illusion it leaves.  I finished it with some sparkle from the Iridescent Rhinestones.  

stampin up, easter bunny

This is a larger box and you can fill it with lots of treats!  In my box I have the Little Debbie Easter Basket Cakes.  You can find where these cakes are sold in your area with the Little Debbie Snack Finder.  Simply put your zip code in and what snack you're looking for and it will tell you where to shop.  

Make your own box:
Polished Pink 8 1/2" x 11" 
On the short side score at 1 1/2" from each side
On the long side score at 1", 1 3/4", 4 3/4", 6 1/4", 9 1/4" and 10"

Daffodil Delight
5 1/4" x 2 3/4"

Crumb Cake
4 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Basic White
4 3/4" x 2 1/4", Plus scraps for stamping

Check out the video for all the details on this fun box.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're there so you never miss a video.  I have a full supply list below.  You can shop for these products in my Online Store.  

stampin up, easter bunny


Monday, March 20, 2023

Kit Kat Cracker And Treat Box-VIDEO

Today I have a super simple and CUTE treat box to share.  This one is fancy and it's so easy to make!  I'm using the Cracker and Treat Box Dies for this one.  I love this die set.  This box is so cute, so simple to make and goes together really quickly!  I'm also using the Greatest Journey Set and Enjoy The Journey DSP.  But the star of the show today is the dies!

stampin up, cracker and treat box dies

I die cut my box from Melon Mambo Cardstock and also die cut one of the hearts from the dies.  The dies come with some amazing 'extras' there's great labels and a row of hearts or stars, plus some cute tags.  All those fun extras make great additions to any project!  

stampin up, cracker and treat box dies

My greeting is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink using the Greatest Journey Set.  I die cut a tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies for my greeting.  I used three different twines and ribbons on my box, all together I think they're great!  

stampin up, cracker and treat box dies

This box holds a little mini Kit Kat perfectly.  I'm using the yummy lemon ones for mine!  I've also used this box for chapsticks.  You can check that out here.  

To cut your box you'll need a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock that is about 6" x 6".  I wrapped my box with some DSP from the Enjoy The Journey package, that is trimmed to 2" x 4 1/2" .

Check out my video below for all the details on this box.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're there so you never miss a video.  I have a full supply list below.  You can shop for these products in my Online Store.  

stampin up, cracker and treat box dies


Sunday, March 19, 2023

20th Anniversary Celebration-Hello Ladybug Double Pop Up Card-VIDEO

Today's card is pretty amazing!  This is the first time I've made this type of card and I'm not sure what it's called.  I'm calling it a Double Pop Up Card.  I saw it on YouTube and I was so intrigued I had to make my own.  I LOVED it!  My first one or two was a disaster, but I finally mastered it after changing up some of the measurements and I LOVE it!  

stampin up, hello ladybug

I'm using the Hello Ladybug Set and the Ladybug Punch.  These are both in the Annual Catalog and they're some of my favorites!  I love pulling them out for the spring and summer.  I'm also using the Medium Daisy Punch and Bough Punch.  I'm pulling in some DSP from the Annual Catalog too, this is the Happy Forest Friends DSP.

stampin up, hello ladybug

The magic is on the inside of this card.  When you open it, there are two mini cards that pop up and out.  The top card pops up and towards the top while the bottom card pops up and towards the bottom.  It's so remarkable.  This card is not 'post office friendly' and you will need some extra postage and maybe even a padded envelope for this one.  But it's worth it for those super duper special people in your life.

stampin up, hello ladybug

There's a mechanism inside that pops and lifts them.  The mechanism is the most complicated part of it.  But once you get the hang of it it's pretty fun to work with.  I carried all of the same elements inside the card that were on the outside.  

stampin up, hello ladybug

I have a stamped panel inside and you can sign your name there too.  If you want more room to write change up some of the DSP pieces for some white pieces.  It is easier to write any messages before you adhere them to the card though.  Once assembled it's difficult to write a message.  

stampin up, hello ladybug

Here's all the measurements, it's a long list so make sure you refer back to this post for all of them. 

Card base-Calypso Coral 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" score the long side at 4 1/4"

Inside Cards-Calypso Coral (two pieces) 5" x 2 1/2" score the long side at 2 1/2"

DSP Front 
3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
3/4" x 5"
1/2" x 5"

DSP Inside
5" x 3 3/4" (two pieces)
2 1/4" x 2 1/4" (three pieces)

Basic White 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" plus scraps for stamping/punch

So Saffron/Pear Pizzazz scraps for punching

Mechanism-Calypso Coral (four pieces) 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" score on the short side at 3/4"
On the long side mark the top and bottom 3/4" from the left side
Mark the score line 3/4" from the right side
Score diagonally from the marks on the left to the center score line
Score diagonally from the mark on the right to the corner
(It should create a chevron shape)
Mountain fold the center score line
Valley fold the triangles on the left
Mountain ford the triangles on the right
See diagram below

Check out the video for all the details and feel free to pause it or rewatch to get all the details on this card.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a video.  I have a full supply list below you can shop for these products in my Online Store.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Petal Park Bundle Box-VIDEO

Today I'm sharing a beautiful box featuring the Petal Park Bundle.  This is a great box to make for spring or Easter.  It would also make a beautiful shower gift for a bridal shower or baby shower.  I love all the little details on this box and the color combination.  

stampin up, petal park

The flowers are all stamped and punched out with the Petal Park Bundle.  This punch bundle is in the Mini Catalog and you don't want to pass this one up.  It's so pretty and the punch makes it so quick and easy to create beautiful projects.  My greeting is from the Warm Welcome Set.  I love the font of these greetings and they're perfect for any occasion.  

stampin up, petal park

For an added detail I colored the White Seam Binding Ribbon with Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends and then stamped directly onto the ribbon.  It adds lots of extra detail and it's a simple step.  

stampin up, petal park

Inside my box is a small chocolate bunny from See's Candy.  This box will hold other treats too.  Check your local stores to find a treat.  

To make the box 
Pacific Point 5 1/2" x 6"
On the short side score at 1/2", 1 1/4", 3", 3 3/4"
On the long side score at 1/2", 1 1/4", 5 1/4"

DSP 6" x 3"

Check out my video for all the details.  Make sure you subscribe to my channel so you never miss a video.  I have a full supply list below.  You can shop for these supplies in my Online Store.  

stampin up, petal park


Monday, March 13, 2023

Do The Two Step Class

Over the weekend I held my March In Person Class.  If you're in the Albuquerque, NM area and are interested in attending one of my in person classes please contact me for my class schedule.  The theme this month was Do The Two Step featuring sets that are perfect for two-step stamping.  I love the cards this month.  I don't have a supply list or measurements that's a perk for my class guests.  

The first card is so pretty.  This Lighthouse Point Bundle is so pretty and I don't pull it out as often as I should.  I love the softer colors with the pop of Crushed Curry from the light.  

The next card is a fun fold and it's so cute!  I used the Nothing's Better Than Set and Love You More Than Dies.  This is such a good set for some fun and encouraging cards. I love the retro look too.   

This is a tri-fold card, the Basic White piece also opens up.  The DSP is from the Host Paper Flowers and More in the Mini Catalog

The next card is a set that I haven't pulled out in such a long time and I don't know why! It's soooo good!  It's the Beauty of Friendship Set.  The trees are gorgeous in this set with endless possibilities and so are the greetings!

This card featuring the Lighting The Way Bundle is so fun!  The dies are what makes this bundle really shine, see what I did there LOL!  I love the colors and simplicity of this card.  

This final card might be my favorite.  I love the Hello Ladybug Set and coordinating punch.  I paired up the stamp and punch with some fun DSP from the Mini Catalog. I used the Country Floral DSP and Ready To Ride DSP.  I love it!  

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

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