Butterfly Gala Card Set

I’m in love with this Gingham Gala Suite and especially the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch.  I recently did a birthday card stamp-a-stack where my ladies made a dozen birthday cards.  This was one of the designs, and they made it in 4 of the Gingham Gala designer series paper colors.  I love this mini set of cards.  I didn’t make one in the Grapefruit Grove since it would have been orange and black, I reserve that color combo for Halloween.  Since it was birthday cards, I used the Life is Grand set for the sentiments.

I used the Gingham Gala paper, the Butterfly Gala bundle, and the Life is Grand set to make a set of 4 birthday cards.

I used the Gingham Gala paper, the Butterfly Gala bundle, and the Life is Grand set to make this set of 4 birthday cards.

I used the Gingham Gala paper, the Butterfly Gala bundle, and the Life is Grand set to make a set of 4 birthday cards.

I used the Gingham Gala paper, the Butterfly Gala bundle, and the Life is Grand set to make this set of 4 birthday cards.

This set is great for beginners since it’s simple stamping and punching.  I did use the stitched rectangle dies to add some more detail though.  This gingham paper reminds me of using the Buffalo Check background at Christmas.  I just want to use it on everything.

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Happy Stampin’
Barbara

Beauty Abounds in Gold Foil

This card uses the Beauty Abounds stamp set on Gold Foil Cards with a Gorgeous Grape mat and gold embossing.  I also watered down some Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint with alcohol and painted on some accents.

I found and copied this design for my demo meeting project and then also used it for a club project.  I really love these Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes from the Holiday Catalog, and I’m so glad that they carried over into 2019.  I also had designed a Christmas card using these back in October (see further down).

Here’s the Beauty Abounds card.

Beauty Abounds stamp set with Gorgeous Grape and gold embossing with a wash of shimmer Vegas Gold.

Here’s the Christmas cards I did back in October with these card packs.  I did a silver version with Night of Navy ribbon and a gold version with Cherry Cobbler ribbon.

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I colored the ribbon with Stampin’ Blends markers.  Loved how these came out.  It stiffens the ribbon a little, but it’s so pretty and easy.

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Happy Stampin’
Barbara

Grapefruit Grove Foil & Lace Embossing Folder

I saw a similar card and just had to run these foil sheets through the Lace 3D embossing folder.  These foil sheets were free with Sale-a-bration and ran out quickly.  If you managed to get some and haven’t run them through your 3D embossing folders, give it a try.  It shows off the holographic properties in this particular color.

This is the Grapefruit Grove Foil paper run through the Big Shot with the Lace 3D embossing folder.

Lace 3D Embossing Folder used with the Grapefruit Grove Foil paper from Sale-a-bration.

I used the Incredible Like You stamp set for the sentiment and the Stitched Shapes dies for the circles.  See links to tools below.

Colors:  Grapefruit Grove, Early Espresso, Whisper White

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Happy Stampin’

Barbara

 

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Class 2

My second Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack is in 2 weeks.  I have 3 different designs ready for this one.  This set is more down-home Christmas.

The first one uses the Mistletoe Season stamp set in the big catalog with the matching Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  It’s Shaded Spruce and Old Olive with a Cherry Cobbler bow.  I love how the Gold Foil paper for the little jingle bells turned out.

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Mistletoe Season Stamp Set

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Mistletoe Season Stamp Set Close-up

The second one uses the new Buffalo Check background stamp and the Winter Woods stamp set.  This one is Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso.  I colored in the birch tree trunks with our Chalk Marker and used a little Burlap Ribbon under the main image.

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Winter Woods Stamp Set

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Winter Woods Stamp Set Close-up

The third one uses the Christmas Bulb Builder punch and Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  I also “hung” the light bulbs from Braided Linen Trim and used the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background.

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Christmas Bulb Builder punch

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Christmas Bulb Builder punch close-up

I can’t wait to have everyone over again to make these cards.  I just finished making the extras I cut for myself from the first class…24 cards total.  I mail a Christmas card to every customer that buys from me, so I need a lot of cards.  Thankfully, my Christmas card drawer is already getting full.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Class 1

I love doing Stamp-A-Stack classes.  And, Christmas cards are the perfect project for this type of class. For my first SAS class, I designed elegant cards using the Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Catalog.  I just love the colors of this glimmer pack: Copper, Merry Merlot, and Tranquil Tide.  One thing I also try to do is not use the Big Shot for these since we are making a dozen cards.  That way, everyone can finish 12 cards in 3 hours, plus if they want to make tons more, the designs are easy to duplicate.

September 30th Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

September 30th Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

Here’s a closer look at the cards:

Hardwood & Winter Woods stamp sets

Hardwood & Winter Woods stamp sets

Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to border the tag

Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to border the tag

Dashing Deer stamp set

Dashing Deer stamp set

Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers

Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers

Flourish Filigree stamp set and Vellum card stock

Flourish Filigree stamp set and Vellum card stock

I made these at my retreat last weekend plus another set for a SAS in October.  I’m in love with the Dashing Deer stamp set…I think I made about 4 Christmas card designs using that bundle so far.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Mother’s Day Card – Eclipse Technique

This eclipse technique has been around for a while, but seems to be very popular over the last few months.  I did a mother’s day card for my club using this technique with the Springtime Foils paper from sale-a-bration last month.

Eclipse technique on mothers day card using springtime foils designer paper

Close up of the Eclipse Technique showing the raised "MOM" framelit cut outs.

There are certainly more complicated ways to do this technique, but I like this simple way of using dark card stock under heavier specialty designer paper that is simply one layer popped out on dimensionals.  Stamp or color your top piece before punching or running it through the Big Shot.

Also, make sure you save centers of images or letters (like the “O”) since you need to use every piece that you cut out to put your card front back together like a puzzle.  Just set the “O” where it came from in order to stick down the middle into the right spot.

Tip:  If you have the Springtime Foils paper, it colors best with lighter Stampin’ Blends colors.  The darker colors tend to cover up the metallic details.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara