Joy Christmas Card, Precision Base Plate and Weekly Deals

I know I am probably months behind everyone else, but I am still working on my Christmas cards! I am even having a local class this weekend. This is one of the cards we are going to make at my class and one I will be sending out.

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It was one of those cards that I kind of designed by accident. I had been trying to make other card designs and kept messing up and just throwing my “mess ups” into a pile on my desk. I looked over and I had a messed up “Joy” stamped image laying on top of some blue paper and a wasted strip of glimmer paper. I though…”huh…that pile of trash looks good!” lol! So from there, I ended up coming up with this card and absolutely love it! If you are like me, you get stressed by a messy table. I am trying to get past that, because sometimes a messy desk can lead to maximum creativity!

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Precision Base Plate Weekly Deal
Next, I was really excited to see the weekly deals this week. I have really been wanting to get the Precision Base Plate, but have been procrastinating because I know I can get basically the same thing much cheaper online, but if I bought it online, I wouldn’t be supporting my own business. Well, this week, the precision base plate is on sale for about the same price you can get it anywhere, woohoo!

If you haven’t heard about the precision base plate, you are missing out. Those great framelits with all the intricate details are so pretty, but are a major pain when you try to remove all the little hanging chads (as I call them!) and bits of paper that get stuck in between all the details. The precision base plate is rumored to solve that problem. Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows how this plate works.

Here are all of the weekly deals for this week:

Haunt Ya Later Card Candy Box – Freaky Friday Project #3

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The third video in my Freaky Friday series is here! This is a combo card/candy holder. I used the “Haunt ya Later” stamp set and watercolored the images with my ink pads and an aqua painter.

(Click here if you can’t see the video above)

Supplies

Measurements
Basic Black Cardstock – 10-1/2 x 7
– With longer side at top, score at 1/2, 1-1/2, 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 4-1/2 and 7-1/2
– Turn so shorter side is at top and score at 1 and 6
Vellum is 3×1-3/4
White watercolor paper is 2-3/4 x 4-3/4

Season’s Greetings Star Christmas Card

I went to an event last weekend called “Unite and Excite”. It is an event Stampin’ Up holds for demonstrators to connect with other demonstrators and learn a few things while having a lot of fun. The day after this event, my upline hosted a stamping retreat. I had such a great weekend! I learned a lot and got a lot of new project ideas.

As with any stamping event, there was a swap! Here is the card I made for the swap. I got a lot of great swaps in exchange!

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Here are the steps to make this card:

  • Attach a piece of DSP measuring 4” x 5-1/4” to Whisper White card base with snail.
  • Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock with second smallest Deco Label Framelit.
  • Stamp star with gold metallic Encore ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and emboss with heat tool. Cut out star with Framelit.
  • Stamp “Season’s Greetings” in Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/4“ x 3/4”. Mat with a piece of gold foil paper measuring 3-1/2” x 1”. Use Tombow to attach whisper white piece to gold foil. Use Tombow to attach to gold star. Attach to Deco Label with Dimensionals.
  • Layer ribbon with sequin trim and attach to back of Deco Label with glue dots.
  • Attach Deco Label to card base with Dimensionals.

And here are the supplies I used to create this card:

Guest Post – Shoe Gift Card Holder

My fiance needed a gift card holder for a shoe store gift card he got for his friend’s birthday ASAP. I was too busy to make something for him, so I sent him to my craft room and said “make something”. To my surprise, he made something really awesome and in less than an hour! He freehanded the shoe shape, cut 2 pieces of Old Olive out from that shape, stuck them together leaving an empty pocket area in the hole of the shoe for the gift card to go into. He used 2 strips of chocolate chip card stock to make the sole of the shoe. He then figured out how to use my crop-a-dile to punch several holes, used a real shoe lace, and laced up the card like a real shoe! Didn’t he do a great job?!

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Easter Chick 3×3 Card

I just wanted to post this card I made for a swap before Easter is completely over! It’s a 3×3 card. I ran the white card base through my Big Shot using the polka dot embossing folder. I used the border punch from the sale-a-bration catalog to make the grass. The Chick is made using the 1 1/4″ inch circle punch for his body, the small heart punch for his wings, the Boho Blossoms punch for his feet and on top of his head. I just trimmed a triangle shape for his beak. For his eyes, I used a black marker to draw in a couple of circles, then used the white gel pen to draw in the highlights.

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter!!!

Bunches of Baby Shower Invites

A girl I work with is expecting her first baby this Fall. Some girls at work and I are throwing her a baby shower next week, and I volunteered to make the invitations. It was a bigger project than I expected, but I think it was worth it. I made 43 of them, but messed up on 2. I am thankful for the help my mom and sister gave me with cutting out all the giraffes, and for the help my husband gave me with assembling them all. Everyone at work seemed to love them.

I used the “Wild About You” stamp set. It is retired now, but there is a similar stamp set with a similar giraffe image called “Animal Stories” (pg. 88 – Item #116716)

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Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Bashful Blue Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock
Stamp Sets: Wild About You
Ink and Markers: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad, Chcolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Snail, Sticky Strip, Silver Eyelets, 3/4 inch white ribbon
Punches: 1 inch circle, 3/4 inch circle
Tools: Crop-a-Dile, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder
Template: Free Standing Pop-up Card (from the Splitcoast Stampers Resources)