Thankful Forest Friends

November 25th, 2015 by craftdoc

Here is the last card we made at the November card class, using the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and the Woodlands Embossing folder.  If you don’t already have this folder, get it ASAP – they are almost sold out at my website Shop.  Check out the Online Extravaganza for some Black Friday specials while you are there.


Today’s Tips:

-I made a template to punch the circles exactly where I wanted them.  I also penciled in the circles on the Very Vanilla panel so I could place the critters.


-The inside has a Thanksgiving quote that comes with the set – (a panel of vanilla and corners  rounded with the Curvy Trio Punch), but you could easily use a Happy Birthday or other sentiment with this stamp set.  In fact, the last photo shows a Christmas card.



-To cut out the arms of the bear to hold the greeting, just use an exacto knife and mat.

-The ideas for both of these cards I saw online, but changed up the colors and layouts to make them my own.  You could use other stamps in the circles, or flowers or Christmas ornaments….  And the bear could hold any number of sentiments – The Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set is perfect for this.


Black Friday Begins

November 23rd, 2015 by craftdoc


I’m excited to see one of the Paper Pumpkin kits at half price – today only!  And everyone can purchase the kit, not just subscribers.  The Happy Thoughts kit contains everything you need to make 4 each of these easy and cute cards:


By just adding the Christmas Bliss stamp set (also on sale) you can make these Christmas cards:


And after you use up all the supplies, you still have the ink spot and stamps to make as many cards as you like.  Here I added Very Vanilla cardstock, Blushing Bride cardstock, Timeless Elegance Paper (on sale today only!)  Metallics Sequin Assortment (also on sale!) and Metal Rimmed Pearls (also on sale!)


I will be sending out $35 in brand new product grab bags for each $50 order using this hostess code:  HTMTQMT7 at my website Shop.

Each grab bag will contain a stamp set, paper and embellishments (some items may be retired, but all are brand new)!

Check out some of the other Paper Pumpkin kits and refills (without stamps and inks) on sale.  I’ll be posting more projects soon.


Envelope Punch Board

November 22nd, 2015 by craftdoc


Monday only, the Envelope Punch Board will be 30% off in my website SHOP.   Mine has been used a lot recently.  Here’s one of our latest cards from class.  I wanted to make a money or gift card holder and a 3×6 card was just the right size.  We used the envelope punch board to make a matching envelope from the Real Red Envelope paper – just $6 for 20 sheets in the Holiday Catalog.


The complete list for the Online Extravaganza is HERE.  I will be sending out $35 in brand new (but retired) product grab bags for each $50 order using this hostess code:  HTMTQMT7


Today’s Tips:

-not shown in the photo – the top and bottom flaps of the envelope will be slightly too long – you can cut them off or use the Curvy Corner Trio punch.

-We used the kissing technique with the “Your Presents” stamp set to get the plaid background on the middle gift.  Just ink the stripes stamp, kiss to the present stamps and repeat at a 90 degree angle.


And here are 2 cards we made at the Stampin’ Up! convention last July with the same kissing technique and envelope paper.



Thankful Forest Friends

November 19th, 2015 by craftdoc

I will be sad to see the Thankful Forest Friends and Lighthearted Leaves stamp sets retire.  Although the sentiments are for fall, the cute critters and leaf images can be used year round.  Here are a few projects I have made with this stamp set.

All these cards were just made with some scraps left from other cards.  I keep my scraps in a small bin and sometimes pull them out for fun.  A Little Something is also retiring, but the Acorny Thank You set and punch will carry over.

Don’t forget to pick up the Woodland Embossing Folder at my online shop, I suspect it will sell out quickly.



The “how to” on these cards from my October class are on a previous post.  I made up a bunch of extra cards as thank yous for online orders at my website shop.


Details about the following November Card Class projects will post in a few days.  I just wanted to point out again, the versatility of the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and the Woodlands Embossing Folder.


Woodland Embossing Folder

November 18th, 2015 by craftdoc

The Woodlands Embossing Folder is retiring and only available while supplies last at my online shop.  I suggest getting it soon, as it will probably sell out.

I used this popular folder for many projects for this fall and winter.  Here is a technique involving stamping directly onto the folder that everyone is trying.  It gives you a 3D look with stamped images behind the dry embossed birch trees.


Today’s Tips:

-First, ink up your folder on the debossed side – the inside of the plastic that has the logo.  Here I used Crumb Cake, on the next card I used Pool Party.  Then stamp again with the pine tree stamp from Wonderland in Mossy Meadow ink several times, taking care not to slide the stamp since the Crumb Cake ink will still be wet.

-Lay your Whisper White panel on the uninked side of the folder, fold together so it doesn’t shift, run through the Big Shot (back and forth to get good coverage)

The debossed background will be colored, along with the pine trees while the birch trees remain white.

-Come back in with a marker if you want the cracks in the birch tree to be a different color than your background.

-Try other colors and other stamps directly on the folder.  I have seen cars and animals with this technique.

-Try this variation, to get a moon (or sun) into the picture.


-Place a round mask (punch out of post it note) on the Whisper White Cardstock panel.

-Ink up the folder as above with Pool Party ink.  Run through the big shot.  Remove the mask and sponge with So Saffron Ink.

-Wash and dry the folder and now stamp it with the pine tree.  Be sure the tallest tree is in the space where the sun will be.  Line up the panel at the exact same spot as before (look for the branches) and run it through the Big Shot.  You must do the inking of the folder in 2 steps, or else the mask will block off the taller trees.

-I added some tiny dots of Dazzling Details on the trees to give them a sparkle and added a silver embossed on vellum banner.

This technique takes some trial and error, so don’t give up too soon.  Any less than perfect panels can be covered over with vellum for a nice, soft look.  Here I used the vellum stack from the Holiday catalog and added some gold ribbon.  All supplies are Stampin’ Up and can be purchased at my online shop.  I hope you enjoy trying this fun technique!  Check out my facebook page for more projects.



Season to Season Wreath

November 18th, 2015 by craftdoc

The Season to Season Wreath Kit is 25% off until Nov 23 (Weekly Deals) at my website shop.

Here is the one I made, with the fall banner and ribbon.  There is also a Halloween and Christmas banner and ribbons.  Be sure to get the coordinating stamp set for the leaves, acorns and Christmas trees.  I’m sure you could also add a banner for Valentine’s Day, Easter etc.

Be sure you are signed up for my Newsletter – Black Friday special coming soon!!!




Retiring Stampin’ Up! List

November 16th, 2015 by craftdoc


The Holiday Catalog was so awesome this year that the retiring list is quite long.  I highly recommend getting the Woodlands Embossing Folder ASAP because I think this might sell out.  Bundled with the Among the Branches stamp set, it is 15% off.  Below are just a couple cards I made with this bundle.  Check it all the many projects on Pinterest too – you won’t want to miss out on this popular folder.


The retiring Sleigh Ride thinlit dies are also a big favorite.  And it also has a matching retiring stamp set (Jingle All the Way) that is bundled at 15% off.



Stamp sets are guaranteed until Dec. 28, but I do suggest also purchasing the retiring Happy Scenes stamp set.  One of the most popular products and bundled with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies (not retiring), it is also 15% off.  And as someone who has seen the new Occasions catalog for January… will want to have it in your collection.

My current hostess code is V2SZTT2M -enter it at the bottom of your shopping bag at my online shop.  Check out my Facebook page (link at right), for some swap photos from the Baltimore OnStage meeting.  I had a great time and can’t wait to share some fun projects!


November Card Class

November 10th, 2015 by craftdoc

Drum roll…projects for the next Card Class – November 17, Erie, PA.  Some of these were inspired by cards I saw online.  We’ll make a fall card with peek-a-boo animals, learn how to sponge a starburst and make a money/gift card holder using the kissing technique and a matching envelope from the envelope punch board and Real Red envelope paper.    I will post more detailed instructions after the class.  Hope you can join me – details at my website Shop – don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter.


Sleigh Ride Bendi Card Tutorial

November 5th, 2015 by craftdoc

I wanted to make a 3-D bendi card using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits to make the curvy panels.  I’ll show you step by step so you will have an easier time figuring it out than I did!


Today’s Tips:

-The measurements are not in stone – they can be eyeballed to get the size flaps and curvature that you want.

1. Cut 2 pieces of Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 5 – 1/2 by 4 – 1/4.  One will be the center panel of the card, the other cut in half for the small folding panels.

2. Cut about an inch off one of the pieces with the tree die.


2.  Flip the wrong side over, and cut this time with the house die.


The middle section will be discarded.  Also trim off the house and tree on the edge, these will get in the way of the fold.  You can trim them all off, if you don’t want white ones.  Save the trimmed pieces to add back if you wish.


3.  The tallest side of each panel needs to be scored at 1/2″ to adhere to the middle card panel.



4.  On the other side of each panel cut make a small tab, about 1/4″ inches in.


5.  From scraps of cardstock (here Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive) cut a small panel for each of the sleigh ride dies.  Adhere to the back of the small Whisper White panels.


5.  Adhere the scored sections of the 2 small panels to each side of the large white panel.

6.  Add a panel (5-1/4 x 4″) of Night of Navy that is stamped in Whisper White with the snowflakes from the coordinating Jingle all the Way stamp set and sponged with Whisper White ink.  (You can buy both the dies and stamps together as a bundle for 15% off in my website shop.)  Stamp the Silent Night sentiment in Night of Navy ink.


7.  Cut two slits (using a craft knife) to insert the tabs.  You can judge how “bendi” you want the card.  I did mine about 1-1/2 inches from the right in the main panel, and from the left in the bigger flap (to insert the small flap).

Fold up to mail.  You may want to include instructions to insert the tabs into the slots.  Then your Christmas card will be one that is on display in the recipient’s house.

Hope you enjoy this project.  Check out my Stampin’ Up! website and sign up for my monthly newsletter for more news and projects.


Snow or Spooky

October 29th, 2015 by craftdoc

One last Halloween card, and the same layout for Christmas.  This is a variation on the last post.

Today’s Tips:

-Again, I used the Seasonal Frames Thinlits dies and the Spider Web Doilies (fronts are black, backs are white).  The first card used the Rectangle Frame again.  For the second I used one of the Square Framelits.   Faboolous is from the “Six Sayings” hostess set.  Don’t miss it on the last page of the Holiday catalog.  All products can be purchased at my Website Shop.



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