Beat the Winter Blues with some Card Making!

My next card Class will be Friday February 27 at 7:00pm. It will be devoted to making Birthday cards! If you are like me, you know many people born in March or April, so this class is just in time to stack on some much needed Birthday cards! We’ll be making 6 birthday cards and the cost is $20 cash or free with a $25 order. Please bring your own Snail adhesive. Register by email at Julie_olivier@hotmail.com before February 25.

Here’s a sneak peek of one card that we’ll be making:

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You will be able to try the fabulous “Irrisistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper (one of the Sale-a-bration item; get it free with a $60 purchase!) The glossy white pattern on that paper “magically” appears when you sponge it with ink! This card also uses the Sale-a-bration set “Big Day” (get it FREE!) a perfect Birthday stamp set! I colored the letters with the Blendabilities markers. You can get those markers (set of 3 markers) as a FREE Sale-a-bration item too!

Material:

Stamp set: Big Day, Be the Star

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Irrisistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper

Ink: Tempting Turquoise,  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black ink, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Sponge daubers

Sheltering Tree Card

I would like to share with you the card I made for my husband for Valentine’s Day. I used a new set called “Sheltering tree”. This set is so beautiful! It is available in French and English.  What is nice about this set is that it can be used for any season! The sayings are also beautiful… It’s not a traditional “Valentine’s Day” set, so you can get a lot more use of this set, all year long!

Here’s the English set: Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree

Here’s my card:

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Material:

Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree (Arbre Protecteur) Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride,  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush

Tools: Itty Bitty Accents punch pack Heart punch

Instructions:

1. Cut half a sheet of Smoky Slate card stock. Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Stamp the card base with Smoky Slate “ink splatters” using the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge. Stamp the greeting at the bottom.

3. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card stock. Stamp the tree with Basic Gray ink. Stamp the leaves with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp a few little leaves in Strawberry Slush on top. Stamp the ground with Smoky Slate ink and the Greeting with Basic Gray ink.

4. Cut 2 little hearts in Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush card stock. Adhere on top of the tree.

5. Cut a 4″ x 4-1/2″ Blushing Bride card stock. Adhere on the card front at an angle. Adhere your stamped image on top.

 

 

 

 

“Big Day” Chalkboard Card

Which Sale-a-bration set is your favorite? (Don’t know? Check them out right here!)  This Birthday set called “Big Day” is on top of my list!  I used it to make this Birthday flip card!  I also used the new Chalkboard paper and the new ColorBox Chalk ink pads! The Chalkboard paper has a smooth grain that pairs perfectly with the Chalk ink pads! I love that contrast! I also used another Birthday stamp set called “Celebrate Today” (from the new Occasions catalogue p.11) This set has matching framelits dies to cut the balloon, banner, bow etc… Buy this set and Framelits as a bundle and save 15% on both!

Big Day chalk flip Big Day chalk inside

The Circle Card Thinlits was used to cut the card and turn it into a Flip Card.

Material: Stamp sets: Celebrate Today, Big Day (SAB)

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Chalkboard

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Black Memento Ink, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, ColorBox Chalk ink Rose Coral and Aquamarine

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlit, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Balloon Framelits Dies

Penguin Curvy Box

Today’s project is a really cute Penguin box made with the Curvy Box Thinlits dies. In the Fall, I made a few different boxes with this template (pumpkin, Scarecrow, etc…) You can see those boxes here.) Now, as a “Winter” theme I went ahead and made this one!

pingouin curvy box

To make this cute penguin, I used the Extra Large Oval punch for the white belly and for the wings, the Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack for the beak and the 1/2″ Circle punch and 3/8″ Circle punch for the eyes. I used the White Signo gel pen to add the little line in the eye.

Material:

CS and paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Big Shot and Curvy Keepsake Thinlits dies, Extra-Large Oval punch, Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and the 1/2″ Circle punch and 3/8″ Circle punch.

Other: White Signo Gel pen

Last Chance for Card Class on January 30!

My next Monthly Card Class will be held on Friday January 30, at 7:00pm, in Kanata.  Tomorrow is the last day to register! Simply email me at julie_olivier@hotmail.com to register. We will make 6 cards using the Sale-a-bration sets, so you can pick your favorite one for FREE with any $60 order! It will include a beautiful card for someone special in your life for Valentine’s Day!

Cost is $20 or free with any $25 order. Please bring your own adhesive.

Here’s a little sneak peek of one of the card! I used the Blendabilities markers to color this really unique little bird!

A happy thing bird

Material:

Stamp set: A Happy Thing (SAB set), Bloom with Hope

CS and paper: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Best Year Ever Designer Series paper

Ink: Memento Black ink, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede ink pads; Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers

Tools: Big Shot and Circle Framelits collection, 1-1/4″ Circle punch

Lotus Blossom Sale-a-bration set

The Sale-a-bration is in full swing and I hope you will take advantage of your FREE item with any $60 order!  You can access the Sale-a-bration brochure by clicking on the picture (on the left column) or simply click here! To order simply click here: SHOP NOW!

Today’s card was made with my favorite FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure! It’s called “Lotus Blossom” (can be found on p.7 of the brochure).  It’s a 7 pieces Photopolymer stamp set that include 3 stamps to form one flower, so you can get some of the details of the flower with another color or darker shade! It’s really cool! For my card, I used Soft Sky as the lightest color, Baja Breeze and Lost Lagoon. You can also use only 2 ink colors and stamp off the lighter color before stamping your project (that way it will appear lighter.)

In the background, I used the Sale-a-bration “Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper” (also a free item from the Sale-a-bration)! This white paper has glossy white pattern on it that are “revealed” as you apply some ink on it! I used Wild Wasabi ink for this one, and simply sponged it on top with a sponge dauber.

Lotus Blossom Lost Lagoon

Material:

Stamp set: Lotus Blossom

CS and paper: Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper,

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin ribbon, White Baker’s Twine

Instructions:

1. Cut half a sheet of Lost Lagoon card stock and fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a 1.5″ by 5.5 ” strip in the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper. Apply Wild Wasabi ink with a sponge dauber. (The glossy pattern on the paper will “appear” by itself!) Adhere on the card base on the left hand side.

3. Cut a 3″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock rectangle. Stamp the 2 flowers starting with the smaller details in the darkest color (Lost Lagoon) than the medium one (Baja breeze) and finish with the lighter color (Soft Sky). Stamp the stems of the flower with Mossy Meadow and Wild Wasabi. Stamp the greeting with Mossy Meadow ink.  Adhere on a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mossy Meadow card stock rectangle.

4. Cut a 5″ Lost Lagoon satin ribbon. Wrap around your stamped image, folding the 2 ends underneath and secure each ends with Snail adhesive. Attach a little bow on the ribbon using White Baker’s Twine. Adhere the image on the card base.

“From the Herd” new stamp set!

One of my favorite stamp set in the new Occasion mini-catalogue is the “From the Herd” set! It’s so funny!!! This set is perfect for a card from a group, a family card, etc! Look at those faces! They are hilarious!

Here’s my card for you today:

FRom the herd

OK, I have to admit, it’s a bit of coloring, but so worth it! And did you know that coloring has its therapeutic powers? It can be really relaxing!!!

I used my Blendabilities Markers to color the image. I really love those markers!

Material:

Stamp set: From the Herd, Something to Say, Just Sayin’

Cs and paper: Hello Honey, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Memento Black ink, Soft Sky ink pad, Blendabilities Markers (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Skin Tone Assortment)

Tools: Word Window punch, Big Shot, Arrows embossing folder, Word Bubble Framelits, sponge dauber

Instructions:

1. Cut half a sheet of Hello Honey card stock (5.5″ x 8.5″). Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/8″ Old Olive card stock. Run through the Big Shot with the Arrow embossing folder. Adhere on the card base.

3. Cut a 3-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White card stock. Stamp the “herd” image. Color with the Blendabilities markers. (Always start with the lighter color and add the darker shade afterward. Sponge Soft Sky ink in the sky. Adhere on the card.

4. Stamp “Hey There” from “Just Sayin’ ” stamp set on Whisper White card stock. Cut with the matching Word Bubble Framelits dies. Adhere on the card with dimensionals.  Stamp “happy birthday” from Something to Say stamp set and cut with the Word Window punch. Adhere at the bottom of the card.

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