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Tic Tac Toe 7.1.17

Hello my dear stampers! I’m joining a new sharing group called Tic Tac Toe. We are given a tic tac toe board to use to create a new card. This is my first attempt  – my row is Blue, Embossing, Happy.  I thought it sounded like fun. 

I wanted to create a card that could be used for a male without being totally masculine. It’s not too fussy and I like the way it turned out.

You may notice that the front panel has NO stamping! Don’t worry…I’ll use some stamping on the inside…right now I’m not sure who this is for so I’ll hold off on the sentiment.

The Happy Birthday is ‘popped up’ with Stampin’ Dimensionals. We now have Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals as well as Foam Adhesive Strips. That makes life a lot easier!

Since we’re about to celebrate the 4th of July I thought this card could have some patriotic colors by filling in the spaces of the Swirly Scribbles die with Real Red. Just a thought. 🙂

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper

Accessories – Sparkly Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Happy Birthday Thinlit, Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents (R)

 

I’m very pleased with how this card turned out. Of course you will think of ways to step it up to meet your needs and likes.

Let me know what you think of my Tic Tac Toe card. 

Happy Stamping!     Donna

 

Peek A Boo Birthday Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m going to show you a really cool card. I’m calling it the Peek A Boo Card but it is also called the Telescoping Card. I’ve had a few very short posts but I’m going to warn you – this will be a long one.

Looks just like a Gate Fold…right? Watch…

Hmm…what’s going on?

A birthday cake is sneaking out.

Wow! Isn’t that really cool? It’s such a neat surprise.

 

 

A fellow demo in my upline group showed us this but in a larger size. I scaled it down to a regular 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″ card. Really had to use my math skills on that!

Here’s all the directions. Hope you can follow them.

Telescoping Card

Stamp Sets – Endless Birthday

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Soft Sky Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral

Accessories – Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Stampin’ Write Markers, Foam Strips, Tear and Tape, Mini Balloon PunchM

Mint Macaron:

  • Card Base – 5 ½ x 8 ½ , score at 2 1/8 on each side on 8 ½ side (to form a Tri-fold)

  • Center Panel – 5 ½ x 3 ¼

  • Flaps – cut 2 – 3 ¼ x 3 3/8

DSP:

  • Cut 2 – 1 ¾ x 5 ¼

  • Cut 1 – 5 ¼ x 3

Whisper White:

  • Cut 2 – 2 ½ x 2 ½

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish on score lines

  2. Adhere the 5 ¼ x 3 piece of DSP to Center Panel

  3. Cut the window using Stitched Shapes die through both pieces of panel – ** save the Mint Macaron piece for front

  4. Adhere the two front pieces of DSP

  5. Stamp Happy Birthday on one piece of Whisper White and the birthday cake on the second piece

  6. Using the smaller square die from Stitched Shapes to cut out the Happy Birthday and the larger square to cut out the square from the piece you saved

  7. Using your template cut the V in the two flaps

  8. Adhere the white square to back of card lining up with window

  9. Adhere the window panel with foam tape on top and bottom

    Adhere the flaps to the front covers at score lines lining up with window using Tear and Tape

  10. Points of the flaps overlap in center

  11. Adhere the two squares to ONE SIDE front

  12. Punch out balloons in Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral and adhere under the window

Donna Kopenski 2017

Here’s the template:

Start with a rectangle measuring 3 1/4 x 3 3/8 and cut a V in the center of one 3 1/4 side 1 3/8 in.

I taught this card to my Stamp Club and with care they all got it following written and some verbal directions.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Please try to make it. Once you’ve done it…you see so many possibilities. It’s such a fun card!

My next posts will be from my May class featuring Congrats cards. The neat thing about them is they can be used for so many different Congratulation events.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Retro Mosaic Madness

Hello dear stampers! Today I’m going back in time with a retro card I made up for a friend’s birthday. I used the retired Mosaic grouping of products – Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and Mosaic Punch. I almost sold this group but changed my mind and I’m so happy I kept it.

 

There are a lot of details in this card but that’s what makes it so unique. I also used the retired Scallop Trim Border Punch (another one I’ll be keeping for a long, long time).

 

 

So…do you see the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit? Can you tell I’m crazy about this die! This card has a lot of old and a bit of new.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Mosaic Madness (R)

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Accessories – Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (R), Mosaic Punch (R), Scallop Trim Border Punch (R), Happy Birthday Thinlit, Pearl Basic Jewels, White Satin Ribbon

 

Now I need to explore this same idea with the Eastern Palace Suite. Did you order yours yet?

Until my next blog…Happy Stamping!

Donna

Tulip Greetings

Hello my dear stampers! Today’s card is a bit different and it’s actually made with the Bird Builder Punch which is retired. 😦 Don’t forget…if you want a retired item, contact me…maybe, just maybe I can find someone selling it.

 

To make the tulips I used the wing of the Bird Builder Punch. I cut long strips of Cucumber Crush to make the stems. The actual card base, some of the tulips and the ribbon are all in Daffodil Delight.

 

This sentiment is a sneak peek at a new die for 2017-2018. I LOVE it!!!

You may notice a little sparkle to the tulips…I brushed the accents with Clear Wink of Stella. It almost makes the tulips look like they have a bit of dew on them.

 

Here’s a close up of that awesome new die! Can you imagine how stunning it would be if you built it up with several layers using another new product…Multi purpose Adhesive Sheets.

We made this card in a class and it was very well received. In fact, one of the gals wanted the Bird Builder Punch to make more of this style card and I found one for her at a very reasonable price.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette), Bird Builder Punch, 1/2″ Seam Binding in Daffodil Delight, Clear Wink of Stella

 

I hope you like this card and will try one for yourself. Don’t forget…send me a photo of your creations via email and you just might be my guest stamper!

Take care and until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Pretty Kitty and Bella

Hi Stampers. Today I have a cute little birthday card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter who just turned 9. She LOVES animals but especially dogs and cats. I used Pretty Kitty on the card and Bella & Friends on the bookmark.

She thought it was so cute. She’s a saver so maybe she has the cards I’ve sent her stashed away somewhere.

She loves to read so she needs lots of bookmarks.

These are two adorable stamp sets. The sentiments are great and can be used for more than just children’s cards.

Both were very quick and easy. Added a bit of marker coloring and there you have it.

I have so many new cards to share with you – so keep checking my blog out every Monday and Wednesday.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Guest Stamper!

Happy Monday Stampers! Today I have a guest stamper, Ann Parmley.  She was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator many, many years ago and has come back to stamping (not as a demo). She is graciously sharing her cards with us.

This is the Birthday card she made for her mom. Her ice cream looks so real! She used Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits.

This staggered look is very popular now…very cool.

This one is a winner in my book!  She used the Window Box Thinlits and Nailed It from the Occasions Catalog. Isn’t it just great! This one is for her dad for Father’s Day.

I forgot to mention…Ann is my cousin and I’m so happy she is stamping again. I hope we’ll see more of her great work.

You too can be a guest stamper…just send me nice clear photos via my email.

See you on Friday with a card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter for her birthday. Until then, Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

 

Flourishing Shadow Box Card

Hi Stampers! Wow, another week just zipped right by. Hope yours was a great week.

As promised, today I will share my second version of the Shadow Box Card.

I think my new favorite color is Sweet Sugarplum. This card is just so pretty! The same directions as in my previous blog post but I changed up the color scheme and used Flourish Thinlits.

As you can see, I added the Stylized Birthday greeting to this one. Love that stamp!!!!

Here’s a good view of the box to make the shadow.

 

I’m lovin’ this card!

 

 

I’ll share the swaps I received at On Stage on Monday. I received some really awesome swaps. Until Monday, have a great weekend and…Happy Stamping!

Donna 🙂