Saturday, April 23, 2016

April Stamp Club Cards

These are the cards we made in Stamp Club this month.

This card features the Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes.
Stamp set is Guy Greetings with a piece of designer paper from the Going Global paper stack.
Inks used are Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake.
Below is the Whisper White Note Card and Envelope with the Birthday Blooms stamp set and a strip of paper from the Have a Cuppa paper stack. 
I watercolored the flower with Wisteria Wonder and Garden Green.

For this card you will need the Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits dies, Watercolor Wings stamp set, Papillon Potpourri stamp set, Fabulous Four stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch.
Colors used are Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight.
 Blackberry Bliss and Sahara Sand work so nicely together.
The stamp set used for this card is Picture Perfect.
For the rose I used Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss.
The leaves are Old Olive and Always Artichoke.
For the background I used the stamp set Timeless Textures and Sahara Sand ink.
Happy Stampin'-

Monday, April 18, 2016

Retiring List!

April 18 - May 31
(while supplies last)
Check out the Retiring List HERE
Accessories will be available while supplies last.
Retiring stamps will continue to be produced until May 22.
The retiring product list will be updated daily to show availability.
Don't miss out on your favorites!
Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, April 2, 2016

More Framelit Cut-Away Cards

In my last post I shared a photo tutorial of how to make these cards.
Here I am using a cup framelit from the Cups & Kettle framelits die set and a flower framelit from the Flower Fair Framelits set.

The Flower Patch stamp set coordinates with the Flower Fair Framelits and that is what I used on the cards above.
Added a little sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The teacup is made from the Birthday Bouquet designer series paper.
Looks like a nice pattern for china.
The spoon is cut out of Silver Foil paper with the spoon framelit also from the Cups & Kettle set.
The greeting on the little creamer (also a die in the Cups & Kettle set) features a greeting from the coordinating stamp set A Nice Cuppa.
Below is a view of the back of the card so you can see how just the top of the framelit is cut away from the back of the card.

Happy Stampin'-

Friday, April 1, 2016

Framelit Cut-Away Card Tutorial

I know today is April Fools day but this is no joke.
Love this card and I made you a picture tutorial so you can make one too!
I saw a card like this a couple weeks ago with a butterfly off the top of the card and just had to give it a try.  Not sure what this technique is called or if it is even called anything but I am calling it the Framelit Cut-away card.
Here is how I did mine:
 Cut a piece of cardstock 4-1/4" x 9".  I used Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
Lightly draw pencil lines (these will later be erased) at 4-1/2" and 5-1/2" from one edge.
You will used these as guides for placing your framelit.
For this sample I used the Bold Butterfly Framelit.

Place the top of the framelit close to the 5-1/2" mark and remember that the cutting edge of the framelit is close to the inside of the framelit.  Position it first so you can see the 5-1/2" pencil line and then move it down a hair so you cannot see the line.

Now to cut out your framelit use your Big Shot with the Magnetic Platform, cutting pad, paper, framelit and top cutting pad.  Place the top cutting pad over the top of the framelit with the edge at the 4-1/2" mark and then run it though the machine.

After cutting it will look like the above picture.
You can now erase the pencil marks and then add score lines from the edges of the card into the bottom of the cut wing.
Thus the name of the card...Framelit Cut-Away...because the top of the framelit is cut away from the back of the card.

When you fold your card on the score lines it will measure 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", just a normal size card, no special envelope needed.
I used the Watercolor Wings stamp set to stamp these cards.
After stamping the images I added the coordinating cut out of the butterfly in black using the Butterflies Thinlits die and the Bold Butterfly Framelits.
I lightly bent the wings up and only applied some adhesive on the body of the butterfly die.

Have fun making these cards!
I have more to share so check back.
Happy Stampin'-