#imbringingbirthdaysback for December

Today’s card is one I designed for my December birthday cards that I’ll be sending out tomorrow for everyone. I love the bright cheerful colors and patterns that this pack of paper contains in addition to the gold foil accents.

So what do you think?

Here is the tutorial so if you’d like to make some of these cards to send your family and friends you can too!

#imbringingbirthdaysback Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card Tutorial PDF

With Facebook sometimes we forget to mail cards and I’ve always loved snail mail. Remember the feeling of going to your mail box after a long day and finding something in the mail box besides flyers and bills? It always made me feel good to know someone was thinking of me.

If you’d like a birthday card in 2019 from me email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com include your Name, address and phone number along with your birthday. No year needed since we’re all young at heart! And I’ll send you a birthday card – yep it’s that easy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662)

Inks: Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink (147140) and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708)

Paper: Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper (146277), Lovely Lipstick (146790), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (147801) and Triple Banner Punch (138282)

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Rooted in Nature Faux Silk Tutorial

I started this project a while back and got side tracked. Does that ever happen to you? That being said, I’m not admitting to my stack of half finished projects  anything. LOL!

Well the good news is I finally finished it and love the way it turned out so I wanted to share it with you today.

What do you think? Can you see your favorite autumn photo in it? The color is a bit late here in this neck of the state so I haven’t gotten many pictures yet, but hope too still if the rain doesn’t wash things out.

This frame looks like it took along time and is complicated, but really isn’t difficult to do with a few basic supplies. The frame itself is one of those inexpensive $1 frames you can find at your local Walmart or craft store.

Here is a video tutorial for you showing you how I made it. This video is a bit longer than I normally do so I hope you enjoy it.

ROOTED IN NATURE FAUX SILK FRAME VIDEO TUTORIAL

And here is a companion PDF tutorial for you with a complete supply list that includes step by step directions on how I made the focal point.

Rooted in Nature Faux Silk Frame Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (*146479/146482) and Timeless Textures (140514/140517)

Inks: Crushed Curry (147115), Cajun Craze (147085), Soft Suede (147087), and Merry Merlot (147112)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Poppy Parade (119793),  and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies (*146341), Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327), Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (147045), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

Other: frame, white craft paint, rubbing alcohol, paint brush,  and white tissue paper

*Rooted in Nature Bundle 148352/148353

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Healing Hugs Triple Stamping Tutorial

Today’s card uses the Healing Hugs stamp set that I shared with you in yesterday’s post. I really love this set with its realistic images – it stamps beautifully and makes get well cards sooo simple to create.

Today’s card is another card I designed for Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap at OnStage Live in Orlando. It uses a simple technique that packs a wow effect. And everyone will wonder how you did it!

Check out this quick video showing you how I made this card.

HEALING HUGS TRIPLE STAMPING VIDEO TUTORIAL

And of course what tutorial would be complete with out a PDF for you too?

HEALING HUGS TRIPLE STAMPING CARD TUTORIAL (printable) PDF

Wheew! It’s a crazy week and I’m learning so much – I can’t wait to share it with you!

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Flirty Flamingo (147052), Old Olive (147090), and Soft Suede Classic Ink (147115)

Paper: Old Olive (146970) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon (144171)

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Healing Hugs Get Well Card

Count down to OnStage Live I’m so excited – I’m getting ready to celebrate 30 years of Stampin’ Up! with my fellow demonstrators. I’ll have all kinds of wonderful project and goodies to share with you when I return!!! Meanwhile I’ve got some great posts lined up already sharing some of the projects I’ve made for this event that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Later today I’ll participating in Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap, an event that is all kinds of fun. I’m looking forward to seeing and stamping with some old friends while I’m there too. Any so today I thought I’d show you the card that I’ve designed as my project.

I really love the way this card turned out and think it will brighten the day of the recipient. I’m hoping everyone at the shoe box will feel the same way. How about you, what do you think?

I’ve got a quick video tutorial for you and a PDF also, so why not check them both out?

Healing Hugs Get Well Card Video Tutorial

Here is the PDF with all the measurements so you can make some too!

Healing Hugs Get Well Card (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another card that I made with this set .

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Lovely Lipstick (147140) and Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (147095)

Paper: Vellum  (101856), Lovely Lipstick (146970), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146952), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

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#imbringingbirthdaysback with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set

Today’s card is the one I designed for my November Birthday cards that I’ll be sending out today. This birthday card uses a fun technique that is one of my favorites to create fall colored leaves. It is called the Baby Wipe Technique.

This card layout is also one of my favorites since it is clean and simple but still packs a wow. And with the Baby Wipe Technique everyone will wonder how you created leaves with fall color too.

I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial so you can recreate the Baby Wipe Technique for your projects!

Baby Wipe Technique Video Tutorial

And if you want to make some of these cards here is my video showing you how the card is put together too.

Rooted in Nature Card Video Tutorial

Prefer a document? Here is a PDF containing all the measurements and step by step directions for putting your card together.

Rooted in Nature Birthday Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

I’ve got lots of tutorials coming up for you next week so make sure to stop on by and check them out.

Enjoy!

#imbringingbirthdaysback in 2019

And if you would like a birthday card too – I’m compiling my list now for 2019! So why not email me your name, address, and date of birth? No need for the year since we’re all 29!!!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (*146479/146482)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink & Reinker (147083/119788), Cajun Craze (119790) and Pumpkin Pie Classic Reinkers (105229)

Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Cherry Cobbler (119685)  and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

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Lemon Zest Treat Holders

I love lemon and so needless to say I find using the Lemon Zest Stamp Set a lot of fun to use. As I was wondering around my local Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago I found this package of individual Lemonhead Candies, one of my favorites so I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of bags to use as treats.

This treat holder is quick and easy to make and folds flat when you don’t have the box inside so it’s great for travel too.

So not only did I create these for my October Card Class as a little treat, but they’ll be headed to Orlando with me next week as a swap during our OnStage Live event too.

Want to make some too? Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

Lemon Zest Treat Holder Tutorial

And of course I did a PDF for you too!

Lemon Zest Treat Holder (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Lemon Zest (143805/143808)

Inks: Pineapple Punch (147141), Call Me Clover Classic Ink (147139), and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708)

Paper: 2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (146963), Lovely Lipstick (146970), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Lemon Builder Punch (143712), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and Bone Folder (102300)

 

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Painted Harvest Thank You Cards

Each month I stamp a special Thank You card for everyone who places an order with me and so today I thought I’d share the one I made for October.

This set is an oldie but goodie and I love the ease of working with these images. The set itself is a 2 Step set which means it gives you lots of options for color combinations. And this set is a bit special, since when you line of the mark that is shown to you on the sheet you get this beautiful image, turn it a bit and you’ll get a fuller flower. So much fun to play with and try different combinations!

The layout for this card was inspired by our Demonstrator Stampin’ Success Magazine that we get each quarter with tons of ideas and tips. I loved the color combination of the Grapefruit Grove and Petal Pink.

I’ve typed up a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.

Painted Harvest Thank You Card PDF

If you have had problems getting a good image before with our larger stamps – here is a quick tip for you that I hope you’ll find helpful.

How to Get a Good Image with the Buffalo Check Stamp Video Tutorial

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (144783) and Buffalo Check Background (147797/147794)

Inks: Soft Sea Foam (147102), So Saffron (147109), Petal Pink (147108), Grapefruit Grove (147142), Soft Suede (147115), and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (147104)

Paper: Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212), Take Your Pick Tool (144107) and Triple Banner Punch (138292)

 

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Stampin’ Blends Holder

I’m loving my Stampin’ Blends and as my collection has grown I’ve needed to find a better way to hold them. And since I’m a very visual person I wanted to be able to see the colors easily too, rather than them laying in my drawer. Here is what I came up with after checking out my options.

Want to see how I made it? You’ll need just a couple of things: a package of our Acetate Card Boxes, Tear & Tape,  tag board (such as Designer Series Paper backing), and 12×12 Designer Series Paper of your choice

I will say I have a couple of things I would do differently. I used the white tag board from our Designer Series Paper. I found this was not stiff enough and would use our Glimmer Paper or Specialty Designer Series Paper backing the next time to give it more support. I would also add card stock strips to each layer so that see the color and so I know where to place my markers when I’m finished. (Since each shelf holds 3 combo sets I’d simply cut the 3 colors for each shelf and add them to the top of the heavy tag board to make them pretty!)

(I’ve given you the measurements I used for this project. Just know if you use the thicker tag board the measurements will change a bit so you’ll want to modify the measurements so that they work for you.)

Or if you make it like mine you could lay it on it’s side so the Blends stacked on each other which would help the sagging since the weight would be on the small edge of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Here is how I made mine:

  1. I cut the one flap end off of each box. I measured the box and cut my board backing. (4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″)

2. I repeated this for the number of boxes I wanted. I did the complete package so I had a bit of room to grow.

3. I added Tear & Tape to the tag board backing and then adhered them to each box.

4. I then assembled the boxes

5. Added Tear and Tape to the back side of the tag board backing and stacked them together

At this point I measured the tower of boxes.

5. Cut the tag board sides, and top and added more Tear and Tape. (7″ x 5 3/4″ for sides and 7″ x 4 1/2″ for back)

6. Cut another piece for the bottom and added it with Tear & Tape

So that now my tower looked like this

7.  I took some clear packing tape and taped the seams together on all the sides. This gave me some stability and finished the edges so they were clean.

8. I started to decorate my tower. (I chose some retired Island Indigo Designer Series Paper since it matches my crafting space and all of my storage items are that color at this point.)

9. I measured the back of the box with enough to wrap around it a bit. Adhered it to the back and sides and then the bottom and top of the tower. Trimmed the corners. Added some more Tear & Tape to the side flaps. ( 12″ x 6 1/4″)

10. And adhered things down.

11. Now that the back was done I could move on to the sides – Because I wanted the fewest seams to show I measured two side panels that would have a bit of over hang and wrap the side and top/bottom completely. (5 3/4″ x 12″ scored 1/2″ on one end)

12. So I added some tear and tape to the top section and started to wrap around my tower

scoring with my fingers as I went.

13. Then added a second piece. Adhering again only on the small flap that would be the bottom of my box.

At this point I could wrap the second piece around to make sure things lined up the way I wanted them too. Making sure that the seams were flat and the edges lined up.

14. Now I added more Tear and Tape along the edges where I wanted it and Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the center areas. Then I carefully adhered each side down starting the the bottom (since I wanted the top seam to look the best.)

15. Then I repeated the process for the top piece – added more adhesive  and began wrapping it.

 

Once everything was the way I wanted I wrapped a ribbon around the tower as a handle so that I could easily lift it to move the tower.

That’s it. I love the fact that this tower can be customized the way you want it – make it as tall or short as you’d like. Even make two 5 box towers and attach them to each other! The options are unlimited.

And a quick tip for you: Number your Stampin’ Blends – I’ve put a number on each cap with my Sharpie so that I can quickly see which ones go together. So for instance my Light & Dark Mango Melody has the number 26 on them. Mine happen to be in the order I got them – but you can number them any way you would like.

 

Supplies: 

Accessories: Acetate Card Boxes (1446258), Tear & Tape (138995), and  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

 

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Darling Label Punch Box Thank You

We’ve got a fantastic Tin available so I couldn’t resist getting one of these for myself.

Gorgeous right? and this tin contains ink, a clear block, stamps and even a punch! Got to love punches. At least I do, especially the ease of creating multiples or on the go! Keep the tin or fill it and give it as a gift. The choice is yours.

Today’s card was inspired by one that Stampin’ Up! did in training for us in our quarterly magazine.

I love the soft feel of this card that I’ll be sending out for this month’s Thank You to those that order.

Want to make some too? Here is a FREE Tutorial for the card.

Darling Label Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

(I’ll include a complete supply list below for you.)

And as I worked with the set I thought it would be nice to have a storage case for the stamp set too, since I’d like to put mine on my shelf with the other stamp sets – so I created a Standard Stamp Case Insert for it too.

Darling Label Punch Box Case Insert PDF

Simply print it off trim and slide into one of our Standard Stamp Cases (119105). If you like this, you’ll want to check out my Organizational items from the Current Catalogs and more. Simply click on the Organizational Category.

Happy stamping!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Darling Label Punch Box (146855)

Inks: Powder Pink (147147) and Soft Suede Classic Ink (147115)

Paper: Petal Pink (146985), Soft Suede (115318), Vellum (101856), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), 2″ Circle Punch (133782) and Paper Snips (103579)

 

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#imbringingbirthdaysback with Abstract Impressions

I’m loving the new shades of purple that we have to choose from – of course I’m bias since purple is one of my favorite childhood colors. LOL! So I couldn’t help reaching for it to stamp today’s card that is going out to everyone who has a September birthday.

I’ve got my stack all ready to go

If you’d like a birthday card from me too. Why not email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com your name, address, phone number and of course birthday. Since we’re all 29 no need to include the year, that is unless you want to 🙂

I’ve also whipped up a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too. Why not check it out?

Abstract Impressions Birthday Card Tutorial PDF

I’ve included the complete supply list below for you. Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Abstract Impressions (147513) and Detailed with Love (146603/146606)

Inks: Highland Heather (147103), Gorgeous Grape (147099), Pear Pizzazz (147104) and Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (147111)

Paper: Highland Heather (146986) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741)

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