Add Sparkle and Velvet to Your Cards

Everyone loves bling and texture! This card features both as well as a cheery pattern.

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Save 10% on the Christmas Scottie Bundle

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

Real Red Cardstock: 5 1/2″ h x 8 1/2″ w scored and folded on the long-side to 4 1/4″ w

Basic White Cardstock:

  • 5 ¼” h x 4” w for inside
  • 4” h x 3” w
  • Scrap for Scottie

Sweet Sorbet Cardstock: 4 ¼” h x 3 ¼” w

Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 ¼” h x 2 ½” w

Snowy White Velvet  Sheets: 5 ¼” h x ¾” w


Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the DSP and Snowy White Velvet panels.
  4. On the 4” h x 3” w Basic White Cardstock, stamp snowflakes in Gray Granite ink and the sentiment in Real Red ink.
  5. Attach the stamped 4” h x 3” w Basic White Cardstock to the Sweet Sorbet cardstock with Stampin’ Seal and attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Use a Mini Glue Dot to attach a Wonderful Snowflake to the 4” h x 3” w Basic White Cardstock. 
  7. Stamp a Scottie in Tuxedo Black ink and the bow in Real Red ink on Basic White Cardstock and punch out. Use the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend to color the Scottie’s collar. Attach the bow tie with Multipurpose Glue and attach to the Scottie with a Mini Glue Dot. 
  8. Sprinkle on some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of your stamped snowflakes. 
  9. Stamp and decorate the 5 ¼” w x h” w Basic White for the inside and attach with Stampin’ Seal.
  10. Decorate your envelope.
  11. Woof!! Put this in the mail.

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Show Off Your Patterned Paper

There are endless possibilities with this simple layout featuring your Designer Series or other patterned paper. What will you create?

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Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.

Starry Sky Cardstock: 4 ¼” h x 11” w scored and folded at 5 ½” for Card Base

Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper (DSP): 

  • 4” h x 5 ¼” w
  • Scrap for bow tie
  • 2” square (3)

Basic Black Cardstock: Scrap for Scottie

Basic White Cardstock:

  • 4” h x 5 ¼” w
  • 1” h x 2 ⅛” w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Run the 4” h x 5 ¼” w DSP through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Stitched with Whimsy Dies.
  4. Layout the three 2” square DSP pieces in diamond shape overlapping on the Stitched with Whimsy DSP. Attach the outer two with Stampin’ Seal and the middle one with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  5. Wrap 18” of Soft Sea Foam ribbon around the Stitched with Whimsy DSP and tie a bow. 
  6. Attach the Stitched with Whimsy DSP to the Card Base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  7. Punch a Scottie our of Basic Black Cardstock and a bow tie out of DSP. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the bow tie to the Scottie and then attach the Scottie with a Stampin’ Dimensional to the middle diamond.
  8. Stamp Sentiment in Starry Sky on the 1” h x 2 ⅛” w Basic White and then attach to the card with Stampin’ Seal. 
  9. Sprinkle on some black Classic Matte Dots.
  10. Stamp and decorate the 5 ¼” w x h” w Basic White for the inside and attach with Stampin’ Seal.
  11. Decorate your envelope.
  12. Woof!! Who will you send it to?

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October Creative Challenge

Join our monthly challenge and let your creativity shine! This month our challenge involves masking. Don’t worry, we aren’t challenging you to wear a mask—even though it’s almost Halloween! Instead, we challenge you to use Masking Paper in your next project. Don’t be afraid to get super creative in your projects—we love to see your unique style come through!

Masking Paper is tacky like a Sticky Note and easy to use for scene-building projects like this. To make our card, we stamped out the witches and the boiling cauldron on Masking Paper and cut out the shapes. We put a custom piece of Masking Paper on the bottom of a panel of Basic White Cardstock, then we stamped the first witch image on the card base. We added the coordinating mask directly on top. Then we stamped cauldron and the second witch, overlapping the first witch with the second witch. We added the mask for the second witch and the cauldron, making sure to align them just right so the Masking Paper covered the stamped images completely.

Next we made a night sky using Blending Brushes to blend four colors across the panel. Then we removed the Masking Paper and colored the stamped witch and cauldron images using Watercolor Pencils. With a few die-cut bats and some embellishments from the Sparkle & Shine Sequins Assortment, this card is sure to cast a spell on anyone!

This month, try and use Masking Paper in your projects. If you share your creations on social media, don’t forget to use #CreativeChallengeSU so we can follow along!

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Change the Color of Ribbon to Match Your Project

Don’t have exactly the right color ribbon or even any ribbon that will match your project? Use Stampin’ Blends markers to change the color of your light colored ribbon. In this case I used the White Crinkle Seam Binding, but you could try it with other ribbon. Read on for details, including instructions for this Scary Cute card.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ w x 8 1/2″ h folded to 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h for the Card Base.
Basic White Cardstock:

  • 3 1/2″ h x 4 3/4″ w
  • 1 1/2″ h x 2 1/2″ h scrap for sentiment
  • scraps for trick or treaters

Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Run the 3 1/2″ h x 4 3/4″ w basic White Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3-D embossing Folder.
  4. Attach to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Re-color the Crinkle Seam Ribbon:
    1. Protect your work surface with grid paper or other scrap paper.
    2. Cut an 18″ piece of Crinkle Seam Ribbon.
    3. Lay about 6″ of ribbon flat on your surface.
    4. Color with the paint tip end of the Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend Marker. This is an alcohol marker that dries very quickly.
    5. Repeat until all of the ribbon is colored.
    6. Your ribbon will be a little more stiff when you’re finished, but it will still tie just fine.
  6. Wrap the ribbon around the Basic White and DSP layer and tie a bow.
  7. Attach the DSP to the Card Base with Stampin’ Seal.
  8. On Basic White scraps stamp:
    1. The Sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink.
    2. Three Trick or Treaters in Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss and Garden Green.
  9. Die cut the Sentiment from the banner tag die in the bundle.
  10. Use Paper Snips to fussy cut each of the Trick or Treaters.
  11. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Sentiment and Trick or Treaters.
  12. Sprinkle on the black dots from the Classic Matte Dots pack.
  13. Stamp and decorate the inside.
  14. Decorate your envelope.
  15. Trick or treat! Now send it to someone special.

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This is Why I Shouldn’t Stamp on the Card

What’s wrong with this picture? Yup, you got it. I stamped my sentiment upside down and crooked! Ugh. This is exactly why I seldom stamp my sentiment on the card. Even if I stamp it right-side up, I am most likely going to stamp it crooked, so I usually stamp on scrap paper and either die cut or go with an easy rectangle. Most of the time, it takes two or three tries to get those sentiments right. I made a quick fix for this one though and created a cute little tag with a pop of color behind it and now you wouldn’t even know I made the mistake… except now you’re looking. LOL.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w scored and folded on the long-side at 4 1/4″ for the Card Base.

Basic White Cardstock:

  • 3 1/4″ h x 4 3/4″ w
  • scrap for tag
  • 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

Basic Black Cardstock: scrap for haunted house and bats.

Parakeet Party Cardstock: 1/2″ h x 2 1/4″ w

Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper (DSP):

  • 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
  • Scrap for spooky frame

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w DSP to the Card Base with Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Lift some color off the Gorgeous Grape ink pad with an acrylic block. Then use a Blending Brush to pick up some ink from the blog and in a circular motion, apply some color to the bottom half of the 3 1/4″ h x 4 3/4″ w Basic White Cardstock.
  5. In the lower right corner stamp the three trick or treaters in Tuxedo Black ink.
  6. On scrap white cardstock, stamp the Sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  7. Die cut:
    1. The basic white sentiment frame.
    2. The spooky frame with the DSP.
    3. The bats and haunted house in Basic Black.
  8. Arrange the house, frame, and sentiment on the Card Base.
  9. First attach the spooky frame with Stampin Dimensionals. Then add some Stampin’ Seal to the back of the house and attach in inside the spooky frame.
  10. Next use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Parakeet Party strip to the back of the Sentiment Tag with Stampin’ Seal and attach both layers to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Use Multipurpose glue to add some bats.
  12. Sprinkle on the black Classic Matte Dots.
  13. Stamp and decorate the inside and attach with Stampin’ Seal.
  14. Decorate your envelope.
  15. So cute! Now send it to someone special.

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