Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration 2016 What I Love Two Step Stamp Card Video Tutorial

Hello Stampers,
It’s that time again! Each year Stampin Up has a great promotion where you can earn FREE product for every $60 you spend. And the selection you can choose from is AWESOME, from photopolymer stamps, to foiled vellum to Project Life, the choices are gorgeous!

 

For this project I chose to use the ‘two-step’ photopolymer set “What I Love” that I earned for free with a $60 purchase.

A ‘two-step’ stamp is one that has multiple stamp images that layer together to make a single image.  I love that Stampin Up creates the tabs you see in the video that really help with placement to make sure that you get a proper stamped imaged every time!

Here is my video tutorial on how to make the project – I hope you like it!

To follow along, here are the measurements for the card stock & supplies you will need to create this project at home:

Card stock:

  • so saffron 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5 to make an A2 card base
  • Whisper White:
    • second layer – 4 x 5.25
    • top layer 3.75 x 5
  • Crumb cake sentiment strip 0.75 x 3.5
  • Vellum strip 0.5 x 3.25

Inks:

  • So Saffron
  • Crushed Curry
  • Hello Honey
  • Old Olive
  • Versa Mark

Other supplies:

  • gold embossing powder
  • embossing buddy
  • gold 1/8″ ribbon
  • glue dots
  • tombow mono-multi glue
  • foam dot dimensionals

 

 

Stampin Up Sale A Bration Photopolymer Two Step Stamping What I Love Video Tutorial by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Sale A Bration Photopolymer Two Step Stamping What I Love Video Tutorial by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Watercolor Honeycomb Happiness Sale A Bration 2016

Are you new to watercoloring for card makers? Watercoloring with Stampin Up inks & a waterbrush is much easier than it seems! I love the illustrative style of the balloons on this Honeycomb Happiness stamp set that is one of the FREE stamp sets for Sale A Bration 2016.

Stamping the balloon images in Stayzon black ink, I added Soft Sky ink to the sky for a background, then colored the balloons with Blushing Bride and adding a touch of Smoky Slate to the bows.

The absolutely-to-die-for new Blushing Bride glimmer paper tiny dot accents and heart I punched out with the owl punch – I love how versatile the Owl Builder punch is!  The super nifty little honeycomb embellishment is new to the Stampin Up in the Occasions 2016 catalog.  They come in 3 different colors: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and the white as pictured below.

Stampin Up always comes out with such great releases and I can’t wait for you all to see the new Sale-A-Bration mini catalog, and of course, the Occasions Spring Mini catalog.

Don’t forget to stop by again soon ~ the video for this project will be available on my YouTube channel after January 5th 😉

 

 

Watercolor Stampin Up Honeycomb Happiness Sale A Bration 2016 stamp set created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Watercolor Stampin Up Honeycomb Happiness Sale A Bration 2016 stamp set created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Bird Crazy with Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens

When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)!  This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.

 

 

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

 

 

Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:

 

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Lawn Fawn Lip Balm Chapstick Holder Quick Tutorial

I have made these little chap stick / lip balm holders before, for parties and craft workshops, and I knew they would be great for stocking stuffers and neighbor gifts!

Lawn Fawn critters really shine for these projects and there were MANY different stamp sets that I could use to create a little mini scene on the fronts of the lip balm card pocket.  One of the neatest things about this project is the fact that you have space to write a personalized note on the inside, so it doubles as a card & a gift in one.  AND they are very inexpensive to make, so even better!

Here are some pictures of the variations I made – some for co-workers, some for neighbors, even the post lady!

 

Want to make these at home? They are SUPER easy! Here is a quick step by step tutorial:

  1. Cut your card stock:
    1. Base: 3.5″ x 5.5″
    2. Strip for lip balm holder:  3″ x 1″ 
    3. Panel (white or patterned paper): 2 3/8 x 3 1/4
  2. Score your base card stock piece at 2 3/8 and 31/8 
  3. Score your strip at 3/4″ & 2 1/4″ 
  4. Decorate your lip balm holder as you like ❤
  5. Adhere the small strip to the inside of the holder, matching the score lines on the strip with the score lines of the base.
  6. Adhere all of your pieces down on the top
  7. Punch hole for twine by holding the project closed and punching through both top & bottom at same time

*Quick tips*

  1. If you are using a dark colored base card stock color, then you might want to put in a piece of white card stock on the inside to write on.  You will want to glue that down before punching the hole for the twine to tie the holder closed
  2. Curl the inner strip before adhering it down to prevent unwanted creasing  

I hope you like this project & have fun making them as much as I did!

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget, your comments are welcome and appreciated!

Pink Cupcake Shaker Card for Share Handmade Kindness Week #4: Strangers

It’s week four of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge hosted by Jennifer Mcguire. This week’s recipient: strangers. I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to create a card for Jennifer’s card shower.

Share Handmade Kindness Cupcake Shaker Card Hero Arts Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Share Handmade Kindness Cupcake Shaker Card Hero Arts Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

I created this shaker card using the Hero Arts stamp created in partnership with Jennifer for the Share Handmade Kindness initiative.  Stamping with Stayzon never works well for me – thank goodness for my Misti!! I had to double stamp this for the sentiment to show as boldly as I wanted so my Misti was the shining star for this project for sure 🙂

The sequins & confetti were from Simon Says Stamp (moonshine sequins, Pretty Pink Posh gold confetti) – and the tiny hear confetti’s are from a Martha Steward pack; although I have found a great indie shop that has a TON of fun confetti’s – they are literally called Ton, you can check them out here

The glittered cupcake was from my post here – since Emily’s favorite color was (dark) pink, I knew this would be the perfect project to use it on!  I was hoping to include one of my handcrafted matching scented cupcake necklace; I have emailed Jennifer to ensure that is ok first though.

I hope she likes it! I will be including a personal message for her, and even some Canadian flag stickers in the envelope for her too that she can share with her little sister 🙂

That’s all for this project – thanks for stopping by & see you next time!

Share Handmade Kindness Week 2: Scented Cupcake Earrings & Elizabeth Craft Vinyl Peel Off Glitter Stickers Card

Last week I participated in the Share Handmade Kindness challenge hosted by Jennifer McGuire Ink.  The first week was to create something handmade for a friend or family member.  This week is the second week for the challenge, this week we are to share a handmade project with someone who works in the community.  I just recently discovered these ‘peel-off’ stickers from Elizabeth Crafts.  I knew that they would work perfectly with the Mama Elephant sentiment from Carnival Cupcake Toppers for a card to go with the scented cupcake earrings I made for my doctor that worked with me for 4 years through my recovery of a car accident.  I just recently moved away and never got a chance to give her something, so I knew that my little cupcake earrings would be perfect pairing with this card!

I will be doing a video on how to create the card soon so stay up to date by subscribing to my YouTube channel

 

Scented Cupcake Earrings by Miss Kitty Creations

Scented Cupcake Earrings by Miss Kitty Creations

 

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Elizabeth Craft Peel Off Cupcake #0379 vinyl stickers with microfine glitter & the best Mama Elephant sentiment ever by created Wendie Bee

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Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe Design Team Card

Hello Stampers,

Just wanted to share with you my latest design team post for Scrapbooks By Design.  I love that a lot of the holiday stamp sets from Lawn Fawn can be used throughout the year, and Baaah Humbug is just one example.

You can check out the project, and see all the supplies I used for this card over on the SBD blog – here is the card I made:

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

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Share Handmade Kindness Challenge #1 ~ Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends No Bulk Shaker Card

Hi Everyone,

I normally don’t get into many challenges, but this one had me at kindness…  Jennifer McGuire is hosting a ‘Share Handmade Kindness‘ challenge.  For the whole month of November there will be challenges to share the art of creating with someone – each week will be different.  This first week, will be share something with a friend or family member.  Jennifer wanted to do something to share kindness, and has teamed up with Hero Arts creating two exclusive stamps for a charity with a cause I really believe in: anti-bullying. What I love even more is that a significant portion (25%) of the proceeds will be going to the charity!

You can get both the photopolymer set on the left, and the single wood mount stamp from Simon Says Stamp or Hero Arts. I got mine today 💕

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My card was made for my friend Carmen, who is gentle, kind, understanding and always patient with me even on my worst days.  She is a great friend and I really wanted to let her know that with this card ❤

Carmen lives in a different province than I do, so I wanted to make a card that I knew would survive mailing.  My new We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool just arrived the night before I made this.  I ordered it explicitly for the use of making no-bulk shaker cards and confetti pockets , so I couldn’t wait to try it out!

To make the window, I die cut the rectangle using Lawn Fawn’s large stitched rectangle dies.  Then, using an Avery Elle stamp storage pocket, I fastened the die to the pocket with washi tape, and ran the fuse tool over three of the four sides along the inside of the die – using it as a guide.  Leaving the top open, I filled it with iridescent confetti large glitter and added a few snowflake sequins,then fused the final top side of the inner part of the die.  (You can see an example of how this is done in one of Jennifer’s YouTube videos.)

The snowmen buddies were stamped in memento tuxedo black and die cut with the coordinating dies. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, the scarf was colored using DR1, DR6, DR7; the earmuffs were LV3 & LV2 with a light touch of the colorless blender to blend a little more.  OR1 & OR2 were used on the carrot noses, and IB1 was run along the outline of the snowmen to make them look icy cold 🙂

Because the stamp pocket is plastic / acetate, I knew only Stayzon white would work – I stamped the sentiment, then realized that it needed a little something more, so added a few stamped snowflakes for added interest.

So that I had somehwere to write a note, I added a 4 x5.25″ top folding note card inside.  The white sentiment got kind of lost when I did that, so I blended some Broken China distress ink fading to white along the top of the inner note card to highlight the sentiment when the card was closed.

This is entry for the #sharehandmadekindness initative.  I love Jennifer’s videos, she is a beautiful artist, and an even lovelier person.  This challenge is something that really means a lot to me, and I hope you will join me, Jennifer and thousands of other crafters & artists in turning our love of creating into the kindness of giving!

Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


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Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up


Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends no bulk shaker card for the Jennifer McGuire Ink Kindness Challenge #1 ~ created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Spring Brights Gorjuss by Santoro Decoupage ~The Dreamer Greeting Card Kit

Hello Crafters!

Today’s project is very different from my usual style, but I have been really smitten with these Gorjuss by Santoro’s decoupage kits that I keep seeing in my local craft store.

The kit includes die cut pieces, and four pieces of A4 (8.5×11″) sheets of coordinating patterned paper. I chose to make the little lady with the most pink – since it’s my most favorite color ❤

I can’t believe how cute it turned out, and took me about 15 minutes to make! It was my first one, so I will be devising a way to get rid of the little nubbins that were left behind from taking them out of the diecut sheet.

I punched the small mushroom from the actual package that the card kit came in – I love that the ENTIRE package can be used for crafting!

You can’t see it in the photo, but I added some Wink Of Stella clear to her hair and the clouds. I can’t wait to make the rest of them – there are EIGHT decoupage projects in the kit, with four full sheets of patterned paper.  All I really needed was half a sheet of card stock for the base, some foam pop dots & a bit of glue.  I used some ribbon I had kicking around, but there are enough spare bits & pieces on the inside of the packaging that if you didn’t have anything like that on hand, you could still make a really cute Santoro Gorjuss character card with only glue and foam squares.

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Home For Christmas Card featuring Stampin Up Designer Series Paper

Hi Stampers!

It’s been a busy few weeks for me – I have had three very successful workshops that featured a card made with the Home For Christmas designer series paper from Stampin Up.  I LOVED the vintage retro look of the pattered paper and I knew I had to use the paper in a workshop!  The fun sentiment was stamped with the Cozy Christmas stamp set, once in Real Red, then again in Mossy Meadow.  I cut the ‘season’ word out of the first stamped image then adhered it to the mossy meadow image using some dimensionals after I punched the mossy meadow image out using the 2.5″ circle punch and finally attached that to the doily using  my tombow.

I created tags based on a pin I found, and two cards:  this is my favorite card that we made.  I was so happy with how it turned out that I will be using these for my Christmas card list this year too 😛

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Home For Christmas Card featuring Stampin Up DSP created by Wendie Bee of  Stamp Right Up

Home For Christmas Card featuring Stampin Up DSP created by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

That’s all for now stampers – if you love the materials I used to make this card & live in Canada I can have any of it shipped direct to your door.  Just email me to place an order!