World Card Making Day

October 2nd, 2015 by craftdoc

Happy World Card Making Day (Saturday).  I’m all set up for my class.  I’m using kits, so the prep work was so easy – drop-ins are welcome!  See my website calendar for details.


The top 2 cards are past Paper Pumpkin kits.  The bottom 3 are from the To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit.  I love this kit and the matching stamp set was fun to play with too.  Here are a couple cards I made with the To You and Yours Too stamp set.  This is the one stamp that isn’t used with the kit – so it had to see ink!

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World Card Making Day

September 29th, 2015 by craftdoc

World Card Making Day is this Saturday.  Details about my Christmas Stamp A Stack are at my website calendar.   We’ll be using some past Paper Pumpkin Kits plus the new Shaker Card kit from the Holiday Catalog.   If you are short on time, kits are the way to go!


Speaking of kits, be sure you are signed up for the next Paper Pumpkin kit and help STAMP OUT Breast Cancer.  One dollar donated for EACH subscriber, $2 for new subscribers.  Here is my direct link.


And speaking of Paper Pumpkin, here are some cards that I made with the cute stamp set that came with the September kit.  I’m sending a card and 6 spider web doilies to anyone who orders with the hostess code YEZSP6F9 at my website shop.




Remarkable You

September 28th, 2015 by craftdoc

Today is the last chance to get the Remarkable You stamp set at 25% off in the Weekly Deals.  Here are some of my class cards and swap cards using this versatile set.  Use the hostess code YEZSP6F9 in my online Shop and I’ll send you 6 spider web doilies and a hand made card!




Card Class Tips – Tutorial #3

September 24th, 2015 by craftdoc

I was out of town for a few days, now to get the last card posted.  This one uses the Double Matted Frames technique – a quick tip to get evenly spaced mats.  Use this technique with any set of nested framelits.  Here’s a sample I made using the Wild About Flowers and the Lots of Labels Framelits.


And here’s the class card we made using the Ovals Framelits and the Wonderland stamp set.  All supplies can be purchased at my website shop.

You might also want to pick up the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and Banner Triple Punch – used on both cards.


Today’s Tips:

– Cut 2 panels for the mats.  My Pool Party Panel was 5-1/4 x 4″ and my Garden Green Panel was 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Connect the 2 panels with a small dab of adhesive just in the center.

-Choose 2 framelits next to each other in size.  Run your adhered panels through with the SMALLER of the 2 framelits.  Then separate the panels and run just the top one through with the larger framelit.   This guarantees a perfect frame.   If you want, run that top panel through the Big Shot again with an embossing folder.  I used the Brick Wall and Softly Falling folders.  Just be sure to keep the panel in the right orientation to line up again with the other panel.

-Stamp your images on a folded piece of heavy Whisper White cardstock.  Use some pencil marks if you need to be sure the images fit in your frames.  Then adhere the panels and embellish.



Card Class Tips -Tutorial #2

September 17th, 2015 by craftdoc

For the second class card, I adapted a project demonstrated at the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Convention with the Acorny Thank You stamp set and punch.  Instead of covering the entire card front with the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, I used a shorter piece so I could get 6 cards AND envelope flaps from one 12×12 sheet.  I used the ready made notecards and envelopes (20 for $6) so this is an economical project for multiple cards.  I like the Crumb Cake notecards even better than the Whisper White for this project.



Here are the dimensions – Cut your 12×12 into 4″strips.  Then cut 2 pieces at 3-1/2 and the last piece can be cut in half the other direction, glued to the envelope flap and trimmed.  Be sure the adhesive goes all the way to the edge so the envelope stays intact when mailed.

Here’s a tip for stamping the acorns.  Punch out a template and line up your stamps inside it.  Press down the block and they are now perfectly aligned with the punch.  I used ink spots from my Paper Pumpkin kits to easily ink up the two stamps.  Or if you are making multiples, just stamp a bunch in one color and then the other to mix and match the acorn tops and bottoms.  What a fun stamp set!  And the bundle with the punch is 15% off.  All products can be purchased at my website shop.





I also added a strip of the Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon.  A circle punch cuts out the flower bouquet from the DSP.  I used 2 sizes of punches because the 2-1/2″ punch can’t fit for all the bunches.  The itty bitty banner framelits perfectly cuts the sentiments.


Card Tips

September 16th, 2015 by craftdoc

For the next few days I’ll post some tips on the cards we made at the September Card Class.


The tea bag holder on the right was CASED from Julie Davison.


I used the Thanks A Latte Paper Pumpkin kit stamps, Go Wild paper stack  and the In Color Designer Washi Tape.  All supplies can be purchase at my website shop.

Today’s Tips:

Cut heavy Whisper White cardstock to 3-1/2 by 10″.  Score at 3-1/2 inches from each end.  Pencil a diagonal line across the last panel and cut, or use your Stampin’ Trimmer.

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the flap and also on the envelope.

A 6×6 sheet of the DSP is perfect for the envelope punch board.  I used 3×3 for the front panel so I could get 4 panels from a sheet.

I forgot, but the spiral punch is retired.  You could use the heart border punch across the bottom and put the washi across the top.


September Card Class

September 8th, 2015 by craftdoc

********Clearance Rack Alert*************Some retired punches, paper, ribbons, twines and kits were added today at my website shop.

Here are the projects for the September Card Class in Erie, PA.  We are playing with a couple new sets from the Holiday Catalog and some different card sizes.  I’ll show you how to make quick cards with matching envelope flap from one small piece of Designer Series paper.   Next we’ll try make easy mats with nesting framelits.   And lastly, a cute tea bag holder with matching envelope.   The event is on my website calendar and more details about the cards will be posted next week.



Tip Top Taupe

September 4th, 2015 by craftdoc

Autumn will be here soon so I featured Tip Top Taupe and a hint of gold for these cards.  If you are in the Erie, PA area don’t forget to register for the Scrapbooking Day at Grace – the deadline is tomorrow.


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Card 1 – Timeless Love, Metallic Foil Doilies, Happy Patterns Stencils

Card 2 – Birthday Blossoms, Metallic Foil Doilies, Happy Patterns Stencils, Gold thread

Card 3 –  Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets framelits , Gold thread, lace trim

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Timeless Elegance

September 2nd, 2015 by craftdoc

The Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper is becoming a popular purchase for some beautiful cards.  I used it a few posts ago for a challenge card.  Here is a close up of our August class card and another sample I made to show how easy it is to color the roses.



Stamp Sets:  Something to Say, Crazy About You.

Ink and Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron.

Note the Venetian Crochet Trim (134581) which adds just the right touch.

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Holiday Catalog

September 1st, 2015 by craftdoc

The holiday catalog is live today!  Here is a link to the online shop and here is a link to the pdf.


And here are the weekly deals –


I forgot to share some of the cards from the August card class.  This layout is so simple (CASED from others).  Because I used the new Thick Whisper White Cardstock (140272), I can use just one layer and the card is nice and sturdy.  I embossed the card front with the Brick Wall folder (138288).  This folder is on backorder because it is so popular, but it is worth the wait.    The beautiful Watercolor Wings adds some dimension.  This is a fun 3 step stamp set.  And bundled with the framelits, it’s 15 off!  Experiment with colors.  Here I used Delightful Dijon (stamped off for one step) and Sahara Sand or maybe it was Tip Top Taupe and Tangerine Tango?  The Washi Tape punch is great for greetings.


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