Friday, February 29, 2008

Birthday Card Class Card #5

Here's the last card from my birthday card class yesterday.

  • Garden Whimsey stamp set
  • Groovy Guava cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • Gable Green cardstock (4" x 5 1/4")
  • Purely Pomegranate cardstock (2 3/4" x 3 1/4")
  • Soft Sky cardstock (2" x 3 1/4")
  • Scrap of White cardstock to stamp Butterfly image
  • Groovy Guava classic ink
  • Black classic ink
  • Cuttlebug and Floral Cuttlebug folder
  • Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon
  • Dimentionals
  • Snail adhesive
  • Tommy glue
  • Rhinestones
  • Scissors
  • Tape


  1. Run Gable Green cardstock through the Cuttlebug to dry emboss it
  2. Stamp Butterfly image on scrap of white cardstock. Cut out, not worrying about the body and antenae
  3. Stamp "Time to be happy..."sentiment at the bottom of the Soft Sky cardstock and adhere this piece to the Purely Pomegranate cardstock as shown in the picture above.
  4. With Black ink, stamp Butterfly image over the top corner of the Soft Sky piece, overlapping onto the Purely Pomegranate piece. Don't worry if the stamp does not come out perfectly.
  5. Stick rhinstones to bigger white spots on the butterfly using glue
  6. Align Groovy Guava butterfly over black butterfly so that the body and antenae show from underneath. Adhere with dimensionals.
  7. Cut a length of Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon (about 5") and tape around the bottom of the Glorious Green piece. Tie a smaller piece of ribbon around this ribbon on the left hand side.
  8. Finish card (as shown above)


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Birthday Card Class Card #4

Here's another card from my birthday card class yesterday. It uses the Dahlia Fold technique and I got the idea from djolet on Splitcoast. Her card can be found here: I'm very grateful to her for the inspiration.
  • Stitched Background stamp
  • Full Of Life stamp set (Occasions 2008 Mini Catalogue)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock (4 1/4" x 11")
  • River Rock cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • Ruby Red cardstock (3 3/4" x 5")
  • Very Vanilla cardstock (3 5/8" x 4 7/8")
  • Ginger Blossom Designer Paper
  • Scrap of Garden Green cardstock
  • Groovy Guava classic ink
  • Ruby Red classic ink
  • Garden Green marker
  • 1 3/8" circle punch
  • 1 1/4" circle punch
  • Small oval punch
  • Paper crimper
  • Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Post it notes


  • Cover approximately 1 1/4" from the bottom of the smaller Very Vanilla piece with post it notes.
  • Ink Stitiched background stamp with Groovy Guava ink and stamp on masked Very Vanilla piece. Remove post it notes.
  • Punch three 1 3/8" circles and one 1 1/4" circle from Ginger Blossom designer paper.
  • Fold the circles using the Dahlia fold technique found here
  • Adhere the three bigger dahlia folds near the top of the background stamped vanilla piece to form the flower and the smaller dahlia fold lower to the right to form the blossom.
  • Free hand draw the stem using the Garden Green marker
  • Crimp a scrap of Garden Green cardstock diagonally using the paper crimper
  • Punch out two ovals using the small oval punch. Fold both ovals in half. These will be come the leaves.
  • Adhere the leaves opposite to the blossom
  • Stamp birthday sentiment from Full of Life on the bottom left side of the card using Ruby Red ink
  • Cut approximately 5 1/2" of Groovy Guave double stitched ribbon. Adhere to vanilla piece at the edge of the background stamp image, by taping ends to ribbon to the back of the card
  • Cut a smaller (2 - 3") piece of ribbon. Tie around the ribbon piece from Step 12 at the stem of the flower
  • Finish card


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Birthday Card Class Card #3

Here's a card idea that I got from the Stampin' Success magazine that Stampin' Up demonstrators get from Stampin' Up every month. Again this is a good unisex card with nice bright colours for spring and summer. It uses a technique called loading where you combine colours using two markers.

  • Tart & Tangy stamp set (Occasions 2008 Mini Catalogue)
  • Birthday Whimsey Sale-A-Bration stamp set

  • White cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") and scraps to punch out circles

  • Old Olive textured cardstock (4 1/2" x 5 1/2")

  • So Saffron cardstock (2" x 5 1/2")

  • Rose Red cardstock (3/16" x 5 1/2")

  • Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron markers

  • Old Olive classic ink

  • 1 3/8" circle punch

  • Snail adhesive

  • Dimensionals


  1. Adhere So Saffron cardstock piece to Old Olive textured cardstock about 3/4" from the bottom.

  2. Adhere Rose Red cardstock piece to Old Olive textured cardstock 1/8" to 1/4" below the So Saffron piece

  3. Using the Certainly Celery marker to colour directly on the stamp, colour a circle around the center of the apple image

  4. Using the Old Olive marker, colour around the edges of the apple image leaving about an 1/8" inch strip between the Certainly Celery circle from Step 4.

  5. Take the Certainly Celery marker and colour the tip of marker with the Old Olive marker (this is called Loading). Now, using the loaded Certainly Celery marker, colour in the strip that you left in Step 5. This will blend the Certainly Celery with the Old Olive around the edge of the image.

  6. Huff on the rubber to make sure all your ink is still wet. Stamp image on scrap piece of white cardstock making sure to leave enough room around the image to be able to punch it out with the 1 3/8"circle punch

  7. Repeat Steps 4 to 6 for the Strawberry image (using the Rose Red and Pixie Pink markers). Always use the lightest colour in the center of the image and the darkest colour around the edges. Also always load the lightest coloured marker. Once you are finished blending the colours on your stamp, scribble the lighter marker on a piece of scrap paper to use up all the darker colour you loaded the marker with.

  8. Repeat Steps 4 - 6 for the Orange image using the So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie markers

  9. Punch out all images with the 1 3/8" punch

  10. Space evenly along the So Saffron cardstock piece and adhere with dimensionals

  11. Stamp Happy Birthday on the upper right hand side of the card


Birthday Card Class Card #2

Here is another card from my birthday card class yesterday. The idea for this card came from Inkstampnscrap on Splitcoast. Her card can be found here

  • Embrace Life stamp set
  • Birthday Whimsey Sale-A-Bration stamp set
  • Almost Amethyst cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and (2 3/4" x 2 7/8")
  • Lavender Lace cardstock (3" x 3 1/8")
  • White cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), (2 1/4" x 2 3/8") and scrap for cut out flower
  • Almost Amethyst classic ink
  • Lavender Lace classic ink
  • Blender pens
  • Lavender Lace marker
  • White gel pen
  • Ticket corner punch
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tommy glue
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • Dimensionals
  • Scissors


  1. Stamp leaf image from Embrace Life repeatedly along the bottom of the big Almost Amethyst cardstock piece (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using Almost Amethyst ink
  2. Stamp flower image from Embrace Life in the center of small White cardstock piece. Colour flower with Almost Amethyst ink using a blender pen
  3. Stamp flower image again on a scrap of white using Lavender Lace ink.
  4. Colour flower with blender pen using Lavender Lace ink. Colour edges (where petals overlap and fold) with the Lavender Lace marker to make them darker. Cut out flower.
  5. Spread a thin layer of glue over the whole flower. Pour on glitter and shake off excess. Set aside to dry
  6. Use Ticket corner punch to punch all 4 corners of the square of Lavender Lace cardstock
  7. Center square of Almost Amethyst cardstock to Lavender Lace cardstock. Adhere.
  8. Adhere White cardstock with flower image to center of cardstock piece from Step 7
  9. Use white gel pen to free hand draw squiggly lines around the white cardstock piece
  10. Using dimesionals, stick cut out flower over coloured flower. Do not line up the flower images exactly. Some of the flower underneath should show around the cut out flower.
  11. Stamp the Happy Birthday image from Birthday Whimsey on the bottom right of the card front using Lavender Lace ink
  12. Finish card


Birthday Card Class Card #1

This is one of the cards we made at my birthday card class yesterday. It's a simple card that can easily be used for male or female birthdays. The supplies used are as follows:
  • So Many Scallops Sale-A-Bration stamp set
  • Bashful Blue cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
    Cutie Pie Designer Paper (2 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • White cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") and scraps to punch out scallop and circle
  • Scrap of Purely Pomegranate cardstock for punched circle
  • Certainly Celery classic ink
  • Bashful Blue Classic ink
  • Scallop, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches
  • Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon
  • Snail adhesive
  • Dimensionals


  1. Stamp Happy Birthday scallop image on a scrap of white cardstock using Certainly Celery ink. Punch out with scallop punch
  2. Stamp Happy Birthday scallop image on a scrap of white cardstock using Bashful Blue ink. Punch out center using 1 1/4" circle punch
  3. Using the 1 3/8" circle punch, punch a circle from a scrap of Purely Pomegranate cardstock
  4. Layer circles from Steps 1 - 3 in order of size. Glue together.
  5. Cut approximately 7" of ribbon and stick around bottom of the designer paper piece using tape (on the back).
  6. Cut a shorter length of ribbon (2 -3") and tie around the ribbon around the designer paper, near the center
  7. Stick scalloped image to the right side of designer paper piece over the ribbon using dimensionals.
  8. Finish the card


Monday, February 18, 2008

Get Well Card

One of my Mom's friends fell and broke her arm. We usually send e-cards but with a broken arm she has a hard time typing on the computer so we thought we would send her a snail mail card instead. Here's the one I made for her. The supplies I used are ruby red, close to cocoa, chocolate chip and very vanilla cardstock and ruby red, always artichoke and close to cocoa markers (to colour the flower image stamp) and chocolate chip ink for the "Get Well Soon" sentiment. I also used vintage brads, the small tag punch, 1/16" and 1/8" punches, word window punch (to make the little chocolate chip reinforcement at the top of the tag), mat pack, paper piercer and hemp twine. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sympathy Card

This a sympathy card I made for one of my good friends. The supplies I used are Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal and Very Vanilla cardstock, hodge podge hardware, mat pack, paper piercer and dimensionals. I used Marigold Morning and Always Artichock ink. The Stamp sets I used are Embrace Life, Small Sayings (retired), and Warmest Regards (2006-2007 Hostess Level 1).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentines for a Friend

... or just a good friendship card. I CASED this card from the 2008 Stampin' Up catalogue (and changed the colours based on one of the colour challenges from Splitcoast). It's made with the "If the Halo Fits" stamp set. Here are the supplies that I used: Sky Blue, Bayou Blue, Real Red and White cardstock; Bayou Blue, Black and Real Red classic ink; metal edge tag (I made this tag using Sky Blue cardstock and the Making Memories tag maker - a gift from a good friend of mine); blender pens, red zig-zag ribbon, staple, mat pack and paper piercer, white gel pen and dimensional. Enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentines Treat

Here's the other make and take from my Open House. I CASED the idea from Wanda's blog which you can find here: Wanda always has great ideas! This is a little cover for a lollipop.


Real Red cardstock (6 1/2" x 2") scored at 3/4" and 2 3/4" from each end
Scraps of white, Real Red and Regal Rose cardstock for the Happy Valentines Day tag and the punched circles and scallops attached at the top of the lollipop stick
Black and Real Red classic ink
Real Red and Regal Rose makers
Scallop, 1 3/8"circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1/16"circle and small and large tag punches
2 gold brads
Tag from Happy Heart Day stamp set
Love heart from Forever in My Heart stamp set


  • Fold your scored card stock piece along the score lines with both flaps facing outwards (see picture below).

  • Stamp Happy Valentines Day tag onto a scrap of white paper using black ink. Punch out using the Small Tag Punch

  • Colour the hearts and the outline of the tag using the Real Red and Regal Rose markers

  • Punch a tag from a scrap of Regal Rose cardstock using the Large Tag Punch.
  • Glue white tag image to regal rose tag
  • Glue tag to one side of your scored red piece (one of the 3/4" flaps will cover the top of the tag)

  • Punch 2 scallops from a scrap of Real Red cardstock

  • Punch a circle from a scrap of Regal Rose cardstock using the 1 3/8" circle punch

  • Stamp the Love heart onto a scrap of white cardstock. Punch out using the 1 1/4" circle punch.

  • Layer the regal rose circle onto one of the real red scallops. Layer the heart image on top of the regal rose circle.

  • Fold the scored red cardstock around the candy part of the lollipop.

  • Punch a hole on either side of the lollipop stick through all layers using the 1/16" punch

  • Fasten the scored cardstock around the lollipop using the gold brads

  • Attach the scallops to either side of the top of the lollipop stick using dimensionals.

Simple Valentines Card

This is the make and take card we did at my Sale-A-Bration Open House on Saturday. Here's the recipe. Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of textured red cardstock for the top. Tape or glue a piece of 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon along the bottom edge and then glue to the card front (card size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). Stamp the big polka dotted heart from the "Forever In My Heart" stamp set in Tempting Turquoise and the small "love" heart in Real Red. Cut both out and stick to card front using dimensionals. On the right hand side under the ribbon stamp "Happy Valentines Day" (from the Holiday's and Wishes set). Enjoy!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Dahlia Fold card

Here's another card I made for a co-worker's birthday. It uses the Dahlia fold technique to make the flower (I discovered this through another Splitcoast challenge). The instructions to make the dahlia fold flower can be found here: Other supplies I used to make the card are Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal and Bashful Blue cardstock, Cutie Pie designer paper, the spring flower punch (retired), a black brad, 1/16" punch, paper piercer and mat pack, the Happy Everything stamp set and the new Stitched background stamp. I glued the petals of the flower to a scrap circle I had cut out of white before sticking the flower to the card.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Valentine's Card

I made this card for Splitcoast's feature stamper challenge on Sunday, January 20th. The featured stamper was Kathy C (her card is here : She originally made her card to send to the Dunn family, whose twin baby girls were diagnosed with neuroblastoma stage 4s. Their story is touching and can be read here: (the girls are responding well to treatment). Here's the recipe for my card:

Cardstock: Rose red, Regal rose, Chocolate chip, White
Stamp Sets: Bundle of Joy, Happy Heart Day
Accessories: Loves Me Designer Paper (retired), Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, rose 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, large & small oval punches, blender pens, heart shaped brads and dimensionals.

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