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Jolly Gingerbread Pop Up card - Paper Pumpkin Alternative

 Guys, I'm having so much fun with last month's Paper Pumpkin kit!!  I give a big shout out here to Vy Tran - genius creator of this pop-up gingerbread house card from November's PP Kit!  Here is my CASE of Vy's card...    Tutorial: I followed Rachael Tessman's video tutorial here . ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used: November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Jolly Gingerbread; SU! Merry Moose; SU! Perfectly Plaid Dies & Punches: SU! Ornate Layers dies; SU! Moose punch; SU! Tree punch Paper: SU! Cinnamon Cider, whisper white cardstock; SU! 2018-2020 dsp Flirty Flamingo  Ink & Extras: Versamark ink; Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Granny Apple Green, and Flirty Flamingo ink spots; white embossing powder; clear blocks; embellishments and Gingerbread houses from the Jolly Gingerbread kit Thanks for stopping by & have a jolly Christmas!

Jolly Gingerbread - Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Last month I purchased 2 extra kits so my girls and I could craft together once they came home from college, so we finally broke into November's Paper Pumpkin last night. Since I'm not doing gift cards this year I knew I would cut the tiny cards in half and make them into full sized cards. I'm sharing 3 alternative cards I made this week. Some were disappointed that it didn't contain a gingerbread boy, however those are easy to make and many are getting very creative with how to do it - here is my version of a gingerbread boy. I used an older SU! punch, the word window punch for arms and legs, and a circle for the head. The cute peppermint buttons are from the PP kit, along with the gingerbread house and fancy decorative stamps and several sentiments! I included some "Mountain Air" die cut trees, snowflake sequins, Subtles embossing folder, white embossing for the smoke and white gel pen. Measurements:  Cider - 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2&quo

Perfectly Plaid Trees - Stampin' Up!

  I would have to say that this year, my two favorite Christmas stamp sets from Stampin' Up! are "Perfectly Plaid" and "Merry Moose".  Between the two sets, there is an awesome variety of trees and sentiments!    This next card was inspired by AESTAMPS A LATTE.  Stamped and stamped off onto crumb cake carstock and one punched with the tree punch and on dimensionals.  I created the snow with white embossing powder.  pretty simple card but I like the natural-ish look of it.  :) 

December Imagine That DOTM Challenge

A new month means a new progressive challenge at Imagine That Digistamp !   Here is the freebie this month I made a fun magic wallet card with Raymond's Snowman.  Those who played last month got this digi FREE.  If you didnt, you can start this month by purchasing him in the shop at a discount and link up by Noon on Dec. 31st to get Januarys DOTM free 🥰 Magic Wallet Flip Card / Gift card or money holder  You can find a tutorial on how to make this by searching "magic wallet flip card"  Thanks for stopping by! 

November Imagine That DOTM Challenge

If you haven't entered November's progressive challenge yet using   "Marleen's Christmas Stocking"   you still have   6 days  to enter in order to get December's Digi-of-the-month   FREE ! Link up to CHALLENGE POST over here. 😊  🎄🍬 I decided to make some Thank-You's for Christmas gifts using some digitally colored images I did up as an experiment.  Some of them printed much darker than the colors I used on the screen and I really couldn't bear to use them, but this one came out the best, so I put it to good use.   I'd love to see what YOU create with her, so please sign up and link up!  Have a wonderful THANKSGIVING holiday this week (those who are in the USA)  Thanks for stopping by!  

NEW Progressive DOTM Challenge

First of all, I don't know if she'll pop by my blog today or not, but I want to wish my daughter Carly a very H A P P Y 2 2 n d B I R T H D A Y ! !   She's clear across the country, in her senior year of college, so I'm a bit sad that spending my kids' birthdays with them are getting fewer and fewer.  Very excited though that they'll all be home for Christmas ♥   Speaking of Christmas.... Today begins a NEW PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE over on my store blog  HERE .-  which means FREE DIGIS  for all!  I invite you to come SIGN UP to get the first month's free! I originally wanted to color her dress teal or yellow, but BOTH those Copics were dry :(  So, I resorted to orange which maybe wasn't the best color, but ... 'tis what it is!   In order to receive December's DOTM free, you'll need to create a project using November's image, which is "Marleen's Stocking" and come link up to the challenge post HERE before Dec. 1st. Pop by I

Slimline Magic Wallet Card

 Slim line Magic Wallet card fits into a business envelope! *Christmas music playing in background* There's only ONE $20 bill in this card, but it "Magically" switches sides each time it opens! "The sentiment also switches sides!   VIDEO TUTORIAL I followed this one by Jan Mansor Brown for the mechanics of this card - except I changed measurements to fit a slim line card. Here are those ... • BASE PIECES - 4 pcs of same color cardstock cut at 3 5/8" x 8 5/8" • INSIDE (dsp) PIECES - 2 pcs of dsp cut at 3 3/8" x 8 3/8" • OUTSIDE (dsp) PIECES - IF you want to use just 1 full-length pc of dsp for outsides, you'd cut 2 pcs of dsp cut at 3 3/8" x 8 3/8" as above ---- IF you want the outside to have 2 dsp's like mine, I cut 2 pcs (In good taste - upper) at 3 3/8" x 5 3/8", and 2 pcs (Painted Seasons - lower) at 3 3/8" x 2 3/4"   Sorry for the shaky video, I had to hold my camera with

Multi-Layered Cube Card

Ok y'all, those who know me know I love a card challenge - especially fancy folds!  So when I saw this gorgeous card of Lavonne Schwendeman's I had to try it.  And as impressive as this style of card is, I prolly won't make another of these for a long while as it took me quite a long time to make.  But it was worth it for my daughter who's birthday is in a couple of weeks!  Maybe I'll make a (fall/winter) one for my other daughter who's birthday is next May, LOL!     I love how the sentiment and larger butterflies actually POP OUT away from the card base!   Here's a view from the top-ish.... The "Lovely Wishes" foam words are pink foiled on the front and are shiney when the light hits.  They are attached to clear window sheets that are then glued to the cardstock in front of them.   The flourishes were pretty flimsy, so I cut out 3 of each and glued together to make them more sturdy. Each size of butterfly is embossed with a different texture - th

Triple Layer Stamping Technique

This is my first time trying this fun technique.  You just cut several pieces of white c.s. at 4 x 5 1/4";  3 x 4 1/4";  and 2 x 3 1/4" -  and cut your colored cardstock at 8 1/2  x 5 1/2";  3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".  Then I used temporary tape to attach all my layered white pieces (w/out colored mats) and then stamped all over it.  Then I took the layers apart and used permanent tape to layer the mats behind each piece and made sure to line up the pattern as you go.  I used dimensional behind the 2 smaller pieces of colored cardstock only.  I will try this technique again - it was lots of fun.  :)       ♥  ♥  ♥ Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Beautiful Friendship Cardstock:   SU! Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, thick white Inks:   SU! Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Sea Foam Green, Pear Pizzaz Extra:  SU! twine, gold hoop, gems, dimensionals, tape, clear blocks

Origami Treat Box

I tend to go in phases between making cards and making gift boxes or bags.  This is one I've made before, super simple origami fold box and then for the "cover" you can use any lightweight board like a cereal box!  You can find instructions on SplitcoastStampers here .  I used a Stampin' Up! stamp, dies and paper set called " Lovely Lily Pad " - it was a free SAB set that you could get during Sale-a-Bration earlier this year.  I stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed in white e.p. onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock and highlighted with Wink of Stella pen. My ribbon is actually not as orange as the picture makes it, IRL it's more coraly-pink.   You can decorate the inside top lid if you wish.   It's a really good sized box - would also be great for storing stamped images or extra die-cuts... or li'l gifts like wrapped candies, tea-light candles etc! 

Tutorial - Origami 4-Drawer Easel Card

 Happy Sunday crafty friends!  I was asked for instructions after posting pictures of this box card on a FB group, so here it is!   While I am not the original creator of the 4-drawer easel card that were all the rage 10 years ago, I thought of a way to create the drawers from designer paper ,  when others were creating it using cardstock.  Some had dies that cut the drawers and others were clever enough to come up with the correct measurements to cut and score and tape, but I couldn't wait to find what I was looking for so I just made a simple origami fold box for the drawers and wha-la!  It worked ... and is prettier than plain cardstock IMO.  :)   So I'm here to share it with y'all again, this time using Stampin' Up!'s Ornate Garden Suite (stamps, dies and paper!)   Supplies Needed: - (4) 6-inch pieces of designer series paper - (2) 4 ¾” coordinating designer paper (or can use same   as 6” pcs.) - (3) 8 ½ x 11” sheets of cardstock – can be same or different color