Monday, May 26, 2014

April Stamp Club

I love thinking of ways to create a fun spin on the ole standby size of a card. 
Check out the first two projects in the April Stamp Club below.
 
This accordion card was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch!  Super easy to put together!
 
*Label Love Stamp Set
*Strawberry Slush Ink
*Strawberry Slush and Basic Black cardstock
*Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
*Scalloped Tag Topper Punch/Artisan Label Punch 
*Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
 
I measured the Strawberry Slush cardstock just a bit smaller than 2 inches on the sides and 4 inches on the longer side.  I did the same with the Designer Series Paper.  This was so I would have a border and see all three layers/colors once it was all assembled.
 
 
Take a Basic Black piece of cardstock measured at 6'x4.25"
Score the cardstock at 2 inches and 4 inches
Accordion fold the scored paper
Punch thru all 3 folded layers in the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 
 
Adhere the SS and DSP to the Basic Black base
Stamp and Punch the image greeting
Tie some Basic Black Chevron Ribbon thru and Voila!
 
So Cute!!!
 
 
This is the second unique card design. 
 
*Big Wish Stamp Set
*Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
*Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, So Saffron cardstock
*Baked Brown Sugar Ink and Coastal Cabana Marker
*Scalloped Edge Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
*2-1/2 Circle, 1-3/4 Circle, 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punches
 
This card measures 4-1/4 by 10-15/16. You need that little edge cut off at the end
 so that the card folds together nicely. 
Then score at 2-1/2 inches and then rotate the card and score it at 4 inches
Scallop edge the smaller side
Punch the 2-1/2 circle punch so the score line is in the center of the punch 
 
 
Adhere the patterned paper on the top
You only need adhesive on the bottom portion of the Scallop punch because it only needs to adhere on the bottom half.
I put my small punched flower with a dimensional to hold the card closed!
 
 
 
The third card is an original card base, but I just love how the new Hardwood Stamp Set can be used in a different way than just stamping the full image as a background.
 
*Hardwood Stamp Set & Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set
*Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding Ink
*Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake cardstock
*Elegant Butterfly Punch
*1/8" mini brads, stamping sponge
*Beautiful Wings Embosslits
 
Stamp the Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock
Use the lines of the wood to cut strips on your Stampin' Trimmer or use scissors
I used 5 strips; 3 for the fence, the other 2 cut in half for the sides with the brads
Sponge around the edges with Soft Suede Ink
 
 
Stamp the large flower image on the Whisper White cardstock with Pistachio Pudding Ink
Layer your fence posts and use the brads to adhere to the Whisper White cardstock
Layer the butterflies and adhere with Glue Dots
 
The perfect spring time Thank You card!
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!
Kari Downing Reese
 
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

March Stamp Club

Spring has Sprung and these cute projects are the perfect go-to cards and gifts for friends!
Who doesn't love quick and easy gifts that you can whip up in no time?
 
The first project is one that I love and like to use a lot for a hostess gift, a thank you gift, or a just because gift.
 
*My Mother Stamp Set
*Summer Starfruit Ink & Pool Party Cardstock
*Gold Sequin Trim & Decorative Window Gift Boxes
*Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantalope, Pool Party twine
*Spiral Flower Originals Big Shot Die
You can see in the photo above that the Spiral Flower comes out as a flat scalloped spiral.
I then used my bone folder to curl the paper, break down the fibers, and get the shape to take place.
I used my finger to start twirling the shape; you could use a marker, a pencil, anything you have.
Voila!  Isn't it pretty?!
I stamped the phrase "You're 1 in a million" on some Whisper White cardstock and used my scissors to create a pennant shape at the end; then I used a glue gun to attach the flower to the banner.  I tied the Gold Sequin trim and the Twine around the box.
 
These Decorative Window Gift Boxes are so easy to decorate and can be used for anything; cookies, candy, cards, gift cards, money for a graduate, golf tees, etc etc etc
 
The second project is a Birthday card.  I couldn't resist using this stamp set to create my own patterned paper!
 
*Simple Stems and Four You Stamp Sets
*Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green Ink
*Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green Cardstock
*Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp one of the flower images randomly across the paper in Gumball Green.
Then stamp the other two flower images in Midnight Muse and Daffodil Delight.
There is no right or wrong way; you can create any work of art that shows your stamping style!
If you celebrate your birthday in March, Happy Birthday!!
 
The third project uses some fun, new designer series paper and a neat method for using ribbon.
 
*Yippee Skippee! Stamp Set
*Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White Cardstock
*Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
*Bermuda Bay ink and Taffeta Ribbon
*Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
*Deco Labels Big Shot Framelits
I stamped the greeting onto Whisper White cardstock, then used the Big Shot and the Framelits to cut the image out; Easy!!
Cut the next size larger framelit for the Basic Black piece
Here is the neat method for using ribbon as an embellishment on your card and not tie it in a knot or a bow; just cut a strip and tape it around the back using Scotch tape!
A cute Thank You card!
 
Happy Stamping!
Kari Downing Reese
 
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