Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Triple Layer Punches

These punches work a little differently than our “regular” punches.

1. On the bottom of the punch, you will see the “locking lever”. You will need to squeeze the punch together to move this lever to open.


2. Now that you have the punch open, you can move the “shape lever” on the end of the punch to the shape you would like to punch.

3. Insert your cardstock, lay the punch flat on the table and use both hands to press down in one firm smooth action. The more intricate the shape, the further down the punch will go.

4. For the solid shape, positioning the lever to the far left will have a shallow down action.

5. Positioning the lever in the middle will punch down a little further. You should feel and hear 2 clicks.

6. Positioning the lever to the far right, which is the most intricate, you will hear and feel 3 clicks and the punch will advance all the way down to the locking position.

7. To close and lock the punch into place when you are finished punching make sure the “shape lever” is all the way to the right. This will allow the punch to be in a flat position and allow you to close the “locking lever”.

Have fun with the new punches and let me know if you have any questions.

Floating Images Card

Supplies needed:
STAMPS: Beary Best Friends - Build-A-Bear Workshop (118052)
INK: Early Espresso (119670), Tempting Turquoise (100814)
MARKERS: In Color set (119801) - Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait; Tempting Turquoise ( 100058), So Saffron (105114)
CARDSTOCK: 8-1/2 x 11: Tempting Turquoise (102067), So Saffron (105114), Naturals White (102316), Poppy Parade (119793), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II (117396)
ACCESSORIES: ¾” Circle Medium Punch (119873), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Ticket Corner Small Punch (119867), Blender Pen (102845), Signo Glen Pen (105021), Window Sheets – Medium (114323), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Bone Folder (102300), Paper Cutter (104152)
1. Cut your cardstock as follows: Tempting Turquoise to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (card base); So Saffron 3-1/4 x 4-1/2; Naturals White 2-3/8 x 3 and 1 x 8-1/5; Poppy Parade 2-3/4 x 3-1/4; Pear Pizzazz 2-3/4 x 3-1/4; DSP: Bold Plaid 2-1/4 x 4-1/5, Yellow Dots 4-1/5 x 7-1/5.
2. Use the Scallop Edge punch on both long sides of the Saffron; adhere Bold Plaid DSP on top, centering from top to bottom.
3. Use the Scallop Edge punch on both short edges of the Yellow Dots DSP; fold in half, short ends together.
4. Stamp the Bear image with Espresso ink on the large Naturals piece; punch with Ticket Corner. Stamp (1) balloon, (3) hats and (2) flower images on the long piece. Color all images with markers. Cut out the balloon; punch out the others with the ¾” Circle.
5. Stamp the Bear image with Espresso on the DSP; cut out just the outfit (dress or shirt/ shorts); add details with the Gel Pen or markers; adhere to your Bear with Liquid Glue.
6. Stamp the Balloon image with Espresso on two different scraps of DSP; cut out just the Balloon.
7. Cut a 2” circle from the Window Sheet (free-hand is fine). From the outside edge, snip into the circle about 1/4”, then, following the outside edge, start cutting a spiral circle and stop when you have a 1/2” center. You will end up with a “spiral” circle that looks like a flat turban. That’s exactly what you want!
8. With the Tempting Turquoise, stamp the Flower and Hat images as a background for the front and inside of the card base.

1. Adhere the Saffron/ Plaid DSP piece on the card front with SNAIL; add the Pear, Poppy and Bear Image layers, using Dimensionals. Adhere the full Balloon image with Liquid Glue.
2. Adhere the Yellow Dots DSP piece to the inside of the card with SNAIL, making sure the fold of the DSP is on the fold of the card base. Stamp two Balloon images with Espresso ink; adhere Balloon cut-outs with Liquid Glue.
3. Place your Window Sheet circle in the lower left corner of your card, making sure it doesn’t extend beyond the edges of the card. Gently lift the ‘center circle’ and put a Glue Dot on the back side – adhere to the card base. Now put a Glue Dot on the top side of the ‘tail’, place it back on the card base (the Glue Dot will be facing up, and close the card. Press over the Glue Dot spot so the tail will stick to the upper half of the inside of the card.
4. Now you have created the “magic” for the card which will make your images float! Adhere your Hat and Flower images to the Window Sheet ‘film’ making sure the Dot does not extend over the edge of the film. I also placed an image over the center of the film and where it attached to the card.
VIOLA! Your images are ‘floating’ … your Bear is adorable … and ready to bring giggles to any child lucky enough to get your Floating Images card!

BBQ Fun-Cutlery Holder

Supplies needed:
My Digital Studio: Only Ovals (125767)
Cardstock: 8 1/2 x 11 Melon Mambo (115320), 8 1/2 x 11 Whisper White (100730)
DSP: Beyond the Garden (122342)
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Pillow Box Die (113466),
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294) Paper Snips (103579), Extra
Large Oval (119859), Snail Adhesive (104332)

1. Run Melon Mambo Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Pillow Box Die.
Using the paper snips, cut along the score lines at one end of the pillow box die-cut to cut off the end folds. Then, fold along the remaining score lines and use sticky strip to adhere the side and remaining end of the pillow box together.
2. Cut a 1” x 4 1/4” strip of Beyond the Garden DSP. Using Snail Adhesive, wrap the DSP around the pillow box, overlapping in the back.
3. Print the BBQ stamp image in Melon Mambo using the Only Oval stamp brush set in My Digital Studio. Punch it out using the Extra Large Oval Punch. On the back, put a Stampin’ Dimensional at the top and one at the bottom. On the front of the pillow box, center the BBQ image over the strip of DSP and attach.
4. Fill the BBQ Pillow Box with napkins and cutlery.

School Years Scrapbook Page

Supplies Needed:
INK: White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021) or Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler (105394)
CARDSTOCK: 12" x 12" Cardstock to match school or favorite colors

1. Locate photos for all school years. If needed, scan, crop and reprint photos to be 2-1/2" square for Kindergarten through Junior year (11th grade).
2. Scan, crop and reprint (if necessary) the graduation year photo to be 5" x 5" (note: it can be 3" x 5" if you prefer).
3. Select background paper to match school colors. The 12"x12" background paper should be the predominant color.
4. If desired, cut mats for the photos as follows: 11 of 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and 1 of 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
5. Mat photos.
6. Carefully lay out all photos on the 12" x 12" background sheet. The small photos in the example are roughly 1/3" apart from each other and the 5" x 5" graduation portrait is centered in the middle.
7. Adhere the photos to the cardstock.
8. Hand write in the grades, name and year of graduation.

Strength and Hope Card -June

Supplies Needed to Create Card as Shown:
STAMPS: Strength & Hope (123660 clear mount or 118100 wood)
INK: Blushing Bride (119786), Regal Rose (105211), Regal Rose Marker (105108)
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (119796)
ACCESSORIES: In Color DSP (Level 1 Hostess Gift, yours free with a $150 purchase through 6-30-11), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Basic Rhinestones (1192467), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579)

1. Ink butterfly stamp in Blushing Bride ink, then use Regal Rose marker to "thump" all over stamp. "Huff" on stamp to remoisten, and stamp on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with Paper Snips (omitting the antennae).
2. Repeat inking & thumping on butterfly, and stamp on piece of 2 1/2 x 2 3/4" Whisper White cardstock, stamping near the top.
3. Ink words in Regal Rose ink and stamp below the butterfly.
4. Attach cut butterfly on top of the other butterfly with Dimensionals. Add Basic Rhinestones to center of butterfly.
5. Attach a 4 x 5 1/4" piece os DSP to a 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White card base.
6. Use Scallop Edge Border Punch on a piece of 1 1/4" x 4" Whisper White cardstock. Attach to back of 1 1/2 x 4" piece of Blushing Bride cardstock. Attach to card about 3/4" from bottom.
7. Attach butterfly piece on top of card about 1 1/8" from top of card.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Notepad with Calendar


1.Cut the light cardboard to 8 ¼” x 10 ½”, score at 5 1/8” and 5 3/8 “.
2.Cut the DSP to 8 ¼” x 10 ½”, score at 5 1/8” and 5 3/8 “.
3.Using the glue stick, attach the DSP to the cardboard – lining up the edges and score lines. Trim excess DSP if necessary.
4.Round all the corners with the 3/16” Corner Small punch.
5.Cut a strip of co-ordinating DSP 3 ½” x 8 ¼” and attach to inside front cover with glue stick (See photo for placement)
6.Glue the calendar onto the DSP and cardboard on the inside front cover.
7.Using several pieces of Sticky Strip attach the note pad to the inside back cover. If your notepad has a paper header, measure and cut DSP to fit and glue to cover the header (see photo).
8.Stamp your choice of the Four Frames stamp set onto Whisper White paper using Melon Mambo ink.
9.Using the ‘Note’ stamp from the Notes & Details stamp set, stamp it into the open space using Wild Wasabi ink.
10.Punch out image with the Decorative Label Punch.
11.If you choose a busy DSP you may want to use a mat for this image. Cut Whisper White cardstock to 2 ½” x 1 ¼”. Attach the image to this mat and then glue it to the front cover. (See photo for placement)
Or you can glue the image directly to the front cover without matting.