Curve-Sided Box

by Heidi Smith

Create a box with arched sides to hold a small bottle or other favor.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Blushing Bride used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (red liner tape and Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue used here)
  • Scissors
  • 2 3/4" (7 cm) cut circle or die (Layering Circles die used here)
  • 10 1/2" (26.5 cm) plate
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (Stampin’ Up products used here: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, and Berry Burst Cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Cardstock; Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi inks; Dragonfly Dreams stamp set; Layering Circle dies and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits)

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Card Clutch

by Dee Slater

Create a folded pocket clutch for an adorable notecard presentation.

Supplies

  • 12” x 12” 2-sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Glue Dots
  • 3 1/2” x 5” notecards and envelopes (Stampin’ UP!’s Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes used.)
  • Matching embellishments for clutch décor
  • Velcro or magnets for closure options

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Watercolor Imprints

by Dina Kowal

Lay stencils and stamps into wet ink to create beautiful patterned backgrounds.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press 140# watercolor paper used here)
  • Water-reactive medium (Distress Oxide inks used here – watercolor paints or markers, Distress or dye inks can also be used)
  • Mister bottle
  • Stencils (istencils Feathered Damask Stencil used here)
  • Bold background stamps (Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Lotus used here)
  • Acrylic blocks, etc. to weight down edges of stencil
  • Flat-backed objects such as buttons, small containers, sequins, cutting dies, etc.(cabochon, buttons, sequins, small container and lid, Quickutz nesting heart dies used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Sentiments clear set, Art Gone Wild/Catherine Scanlon Peonies stamp, black glossy cardstock, white detail embossing powder, craft sheet, MISTI)

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Basket Weave Card

by Kelly Acheson

Create a latticed card with a few simple cuts and folds.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Carried Away Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Basket Weave Card printable template
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Paper clips
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Die Cutting Machine, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock, Banner Triple Punch, Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Brush, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Soft Sky and Night Navy ink pads, Dimensionals or 3D Pop Dots)

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Shadowbox Frame Card

by Becky Roberts

Create a dimensional card with a shadowbox frame inside.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White, Calypso Coral, and Basic Gray cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Tear n Tape used here)
  • Scissors
  • Shaped diefor cardfront window (Layering Ovals Framelits dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Ink Pads: Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky; Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Birthday Banners, Work of Art (ground), Sheltering Tree (sky); Punches/Die Cuts: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Fox Builder Punch; Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon)

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Ice Cream Sandwich Box

by Barb Mullikin

Make an ice cream sandwich shaped gift/ treat box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock cut to 6 7/8” x 7 3/8” for box, 2 5/8” x 7” for divider tray, 2 pieces at 3 1/4” x 6” for cookies
  • Patterned paper cut to 3/4” x 12” and 4 pieces cut to 1” x 3” (Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade (or other scoring tool)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Piercing tool and mat
  • Corner rounder punch (Envelope Punch board used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up! products used here - Cool Treats stamp set, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder cardstocks, Silver Foil Sheets, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pads, Owl Builder Punch, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Grid Paper, Big Shot; Hershey Nuggets, gift card)

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Impressions of Tarnished Foil

by Melissa Kerman

Create a stunning effect with layers of dry and heat embossing.

Supplies

  • Embossing folder (Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up!® used here)
  • Stamps (optional - Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! used here)
  • Foiled cardstock, or cardstock covered in aluminum foil or foil tape (Silver Foil Sheets by Stampin’ Up! used here)
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad
  • Metallic embossing powders (gold and copper used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project Stampin' Up! products used here: Basic Black, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock)

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Felt Succulents

by Dina Kowal

Use common shaped dies to create faux succulents for embellishments and decor.

Supplies

  • Felt in various colors (wool/rayon blend "Earthy Heathers" felt from etsy seller sweetemmajean used here)
  • Shaped dies (anything with a rounded or pointed edge or repeated pattern will work – circles, ovals, leaves, hearts, ornaments, labels, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Sharp embroidery needle
  • Embroidery floss
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: empty tape roll, patterned paper, chipboard, circle dies, tacky glue, hot glue gun)

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Watercolor Marble

by Taheerah Atchia

Use watercolors to create a marbled background effect.

Supplies

  • Thick white cardstock or watercolour paper (Ellen Hutson Letterpress cardstock used here)
  • Water-based dye inks (Distress Inks in shades of green and grey used here)
  • Selection of paintbrushes in different sizes
  • Clean water
  • Heat tool (Inkssentials Heat It Tool used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Avery Elle Pure White cardstock, wood paper, ‘Framed With Evelin T Designs’ clear set from Winnie & Walter, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tsukineko Versamark ink, WOW! Metallic Copper Sparkle embossing powder, In A Word: Shine Script die by Winnie & Walter, die cutting machine, Oh My Motex label maker, scissors, ScorBuddy, bone folder, Olba Pinflair Glue Gel, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Matte Medium)

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Shadow Stamping

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a dimensional effect with two colored inks and a tiny shift with your stamp or cardstock.

Supplies

  • Cardstock

  • Two colors of dye ink - one light, one dark

  • Stamps - clear/acrylic/photopolymer stamps work best

  • Stamp positioner (optional, MISTI used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Cling Wrap Background

by Lydia Fiedler

Create texture and depth using wet media and cling wrap.

Supplies

  • Water-soluble medium (watercolor, ink and watercolor powders used here)
  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano 90 lb. hot press paper used here - any water-friendly paper will work)
  • Cling wrap
  • Spray bottle
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Simon Says Stamp Birch Tree Window Die, Paper Artsy Infusions Powdered Watercolor, Daniel Smith Bright Opera Watercolor, Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Broken China, Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits, Concord & 9th Beautiful Words Dies, Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set, Stampin' Up! So Very Much Stamp Set, Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment Ink, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder)

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Canvas Panel Card

by Kristen Powers

Use mini canvas panels to create fun mixed media decor.

Supplies

  • Two 4” x 4” flat canvas panels (or two same-size pieces of mat board or heavy chip board)
  • Gel printed papers or decorative papers of your choice
  • PVA glue, gel medium or your favorite white glue
  • Washi tape
  • Waterproof inkpad
  • Stamps (RubberMoon stamps by Mindy Lacefield used here)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Coarse nail file
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Pencil Monochrome

by Dina Kowal

Learn how to get a variety of shades from a single pencil.

Supplies

  • Colored pencils (Faber Castell Polychromos pencils used here)
  • Pencil sharpener (Kutsuwa Stad T'Gaal Pencil Sharpener used here)
  • Cardstock or drawing paper (Canson XL Recycled Bristol (toothy side) used here)
  • Stamped image (Joyride clear set by The Cat’s Pajamas used here)
  • Blending or burnishing pencil, or white colored pencil (optional – Prismacolor Colorless Blender used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (adhesive pearls, patterned paper, Quickutz oval dies, trimmer, Scor-Pal, MISTI)

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Faceted Basket

by Betty Traciak

Use a pyramid die or template to create this unique faceted treat holder.

Supplies

  • Double-sided paper
  • Pyramid Pals Thinlits by Stampin’ Up! or free downloadable template
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as necessary to complete the project (SU products used here: Custom Tee stamp set, Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Delightful Dijon ink, Urban Underground Embellishments, Basic Black Metallic Thread,Tags and Labels Framelits. Alternate Project: Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Urban Underground Embellishments, Lots of Labels Framelits)

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Z Box Pop-Up Card

by Deb Valder

Combine elements of a z fold and pop-up box in this fun interactive card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Pool Play, Limeade Splash, Whip Cream, Oatmeal Cookie, and Eggcellent Prints Double Sided Designer Paper by Fun Stampers Journey used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Stamps (FSJ Eggstravagant and Bunny Bum stamp sets used here)
  • Ink (FSJ Black Licorice used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Dies (FSJ Cloud Dreams bundle, Border Details, and Egg Party used here)
  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Coloring medium of choice (Pan Pastels and FSJ Color Burst Pencils used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Mini Wrap Journal

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Make a custom mini journal with simple supplies.

Supplies

  • Cardstock: 1 piece cut to 4 1/2” x 6”, 1 piece cut to 1/2" x 6”, several pieces measuring 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (optional for journal pages)
  • Decorative paper: 2 pieces measuring 5 1/2” x 6”, several pieces measuring 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (also notebook paper, or typing paper optional for journal pages)
  • Baker’s Twine measuring at least 42”
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Mani Pedi Gift Box

by Stephanie Purvis

Tuck nail supplies into this cute flip top presentation box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin Up!® Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive (SU! Tear and Tape and Glue Arts GlueGlider Pro used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU! products used here: Love Sparkles stamp set, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ribbon, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaroon and Basic Black ink, Pop of Pink patterned paper and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Items to fill the box: nail polish, a mini nail file, toe separators, nail polish remover pads, etc., or items in another theme

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Die Cut Masking

by Dina Kowal

Use die cut painter's tape for precise masking techniques.

Supplies

  • Dies (My Favorite Things By the Letters die set used here)
  • Painters tape, masking film or shelf liner (FrogTape Delicate Surface Painter's Tape and Con-Tact Brand Self-Adhesive Shelf Liner used here)
  • Cardstock or watercolor paper
  • Release sheet from label paper or other paper backing from adhesive paper
  • Coloring medium of choice (PanPastels and QoR watercolors used here)
  • Fixative for dry color media (Krylon Workable Fixatif used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Post-It Notes
  • Craft knife
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: MISTI, Stamps (Impression Obsession H9396 French Script, E13268 Grunge Hearts Background, C13305 Expect Miracles; Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps You clear set (retired), Sizzix Awareness Ribbon steel rule die, Scor-Pal, PanPastel Sofft tool, Versamark ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink)

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Faceted Box

by Wendy Cranford

Score, cut and fold to create this uniquely angled box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Flirty Flamingo cardstock used here)
  • Ink (SU Flirty Flamingo ink use here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Trimmer
  • Stamps (SU Dragonfly Dreams stamp set used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

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Dyed Silk Scarf

by Ilina Crouse

Use alcohol inks to customize a beautiful silk scarf.

Supplies

  • Alcohol based markers (Chameleon pens used here)

  • Alcohol based re-inkers (Chameleon re-inkers used here)

  • Silk scarf (any shape or size, square one used here)

  • Droppers

  • Rubbing alcohol or Colorless blender

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Surprise Shaker Card

by Rebecca Ednie

Hide a shaker element behind a sliding panel for a fun surprise.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Altenew Baby Zoo, Simon Says Stamp It’s No Secret, Clear Dollar stamps used here)
  • Nesting rectangle or square dies (3 largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles used here)
  • Ink (Altenew Blush, Soft Lilac, Dusk, Sea Glass, Buttercream, Caramel Toffee, Mountain Mist and Hero Arts Charcoal, Soft Granite used here)
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Hole Punch (Cropadile used here)
  • Scissors
  • Tab die (Papertrey Ink die used here
  • Die cutting machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Acetate or clear packaging (Papertrey Ink Clear Cardstock used here)
  • Medium to heavy-weight cardstock (Papertrey Ink cardstock used here)
  • Scrap cardstock large enough for tab die (Papertrey ink Lemon Tart used here)
  • 1/8” wide double-sided tape (Scor-Tape used here)
  • Fun foam (Michaels brand used here)
  • Sequins, beads, confetti, glitter (custom mix with bits from Lucy’s Little Things and various used here)
  • Ribbon (Stampin’ Up! White taffeta used here)
  • Pencil (2H pencil used to make erasing easy)
  • White eraser (Staedtler brand used here)
  • Washi or removable tape

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Twisted Pop-Up Card

by Dina Kowal

Create a pop-up card that opens with a twisting element.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Coordinating paper
  • Strong adhesive (Tombow Mono Multi glue used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (stylus, Impression Obsession DIE025 Mitten Die Set and CL606 Winter Silhouettes clear stamp set, white adhesive fun foam, Big Shot)

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Coloring Contours

by Jennie Black

Add realism to colored images by shading contours and shapes. These concepts can be applied to other coloring media as well.

Supplies

  • Printed or stamped image (Power Poppy Cone Flower digital stamp used here)
  • Copic compatible ink (printer, or Memento dye ink)
  • Copic friendly cardstock (Neenah Super Smooth Cardstock used here)
  • Watercolor brush filled with rubbing alcohol or Copic blender refill
  • Copic or other alcohol markers
  • Burlap or other textured fabric

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Stitched Star Ornament

by Amy Kunkle

Stitch nested die cuts together for a unique ornament.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (double-sided patterned cardstock works best, DCWV Autumn Leaves 6" x 6" Paper Stack used here)
  • Nesting dies (any shape, Stampin’ Up!® Star Framelits used here)
  • Washi tape or quilters tape
  • 1/16” circle punch
  • Twine
  • Die cutting machine
  • Sewing machine

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Die Cut Gate Fold

by Dina Kowal

Use border dies or nesting shapes to create unique gate fold openings.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Border die (Impression Obsession Hill Landscape Layers DIE343 used here)
  • Nesting shape dies (Spellbinders squares used here)
  • Washi tape
  • Coordinating patterned paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Simon Says Stamp "Happy Every Day" set (retired), Impression Obsession Party Kisses C8441, The Cat's Pajamas retired set, Quickutz banner die, Copic markers)

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Coloring Book Creations

by Kyra Sanders

Learn and share ways to use coloring pages outside the book.

Supplies

  • Coloring book or printable coloring pages/images
  • Compatible coloring medium
  • Variety of papers for printing
  • Scanner and printer
  • Editing software
  • Foam adhesive tape
  • Imagination!

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Mini File Box

by Chris Slogar

Make a mini file box to package handmade tags.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Early Espresso used here)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Up! Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Real Red 3/4” Stitched Ribbon, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Whisper White Cardstock, Crumb Cake and Real Red inks. Tags: Candy Cane Lane designer series paper; Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine; Kraft Rope Trim; Mini Pompom Trim; Candy Cane Christmas and Tin of Tags stamp sets; Real Red, Early Espresso and Versamark inks; various circle punches and white embossing powder)

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Layering Digital Stamps

by Lindsay Adreon

Overlap digital stamps to create a scene or background.

Supplies

  • Photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 14 used here)
  • Digital stamp (Digistamps4Joy Rose Trio Digital Stamp used here)
  • Printer (Brother Laser HL L2320D used here)
  • White cardstock
  • Compatible coloring medium (Dick Blick Studio Brush Markers used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Simon Says Stamp "Alot of Thanks" stamp set, Black dye ink, Moonshine Sequins, adhesive, Stampin' Up!® Daffodil Delight Cardstock used here)

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Palette Blending with Copic Marker

by Lori Craig

Palette (and/or tip-to-tip) blending with alcohol markers is a great solution to working with a limited color range of markers or when working within the confines of smaller line art where there may not be room for more traditional blending methods. We show both methods in this fun tutorial.

Supplies

  • Alcohol markers (Copic Markers used here)

  • Image to color (Prairie Cheer by Power Poppy used here)

  • Alcohol friendly blending cardstock (XPress It Blending Card used here)

  • Alcohol friendly stamping ink (Tsukineko Memento Espresso Truffle used here)

  • Scrap paper

  • Small piece of acrylic or plastic (ie - old packaging, CD case, acrylic block)

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Shaving Cream Stenciling

by Lydia Fiedler

Give an elegant mixed media look to a throwback background technique.

Supplies

  • Shaving cream (foam, not gel)
  • An old gift card or plastic scraper
  • Water-based dye reinkers
  • Pointed stick
  • White cardstock
  • Stencils
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels

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Evergreen Tree

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper tree.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Punched or die cut branches (Martha Stewart Branch Punch)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glossy Accents
  • Paper Piercer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: red, green, white, yellow, and kraft cardstock; dies from Impression Obsession: Bare Christmas Tree (ornaments), Pine Sprig Cluster, Window with Shutter, Cat Set, Border Duo 1; craft knife, mounting tape, ATG Adhesive, markers, metallic string, Distress Inks)

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Twine Inlay

by Jeanne Jachna

Use colored twine to fill a die cut opening with texture and warmth.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Canson XL 140# Cold Press used here)
  • Watercolor medium (Peerless Watercolor & Fine Tec Gold used here)
  • Baker’s twine (Lilac, Maraschino & Gold Shimmer twine from the Twinery used here)
  • Dies (Memory Box (99542) Emerson Ornament and Ranger Multi Matte Medium in Needle tip tube used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Memory Box Christmas Botanicals clear set, Versafine Onyx Black, gold adhesive pearls)

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Ornament Garland

by Dina Kowal

Use paper strips to make an ornament or dreidel garland.

Supplies

  • Cardstock - patterned, solid, or double sided
  • Paper trimmer
  • Stapler (Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher used here)
  • Metallic paper
  • 1/8” hole punch
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Scoring tool
  • Hot glue gun or glue dots
  • Scalloped tag die or border die/scissors to make similar shape (discontinued Sizzix/Doodlebug tag die used here (set #659100)

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Copic Bleed Technique

by Kathy Racoosin

Let alcohol ink bleed through a coloring book page for a bonus colored sheet.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (alcohol marker compatible, white Neenah Classic Crest used here)
  • Coloring book with thin pages (Pocket Posh Vintage Designs used here)
  • Alcohol markers (Copic Markers and Copic Various Ink used here)
  • Other pens (Uni Ball Signo Gel White pen, Memento Tuxedo Black marker and Sharpie Fine Tip black marker used here)
  • Clips to hold papers together
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: die cutting machine, scrap cardstock in blue and black, Simon Says Stamp “Smile Circle” and “Stitched Circle” dies, Ranger Glossy Accents, scissors, foam tape, Post-It note paper, paper piercer, cloth rag)

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Twist Gate Fold

by Dawn Olchefske

Put a twist on a classic gate fold card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for card base, cut to 7 1/2" x 4 1/4" & 2 1/4" x 4"
  • Patterned paper, 2 pieces cut to 2 1/4" x 3 7/8" (Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: Suite Seasons and Christmas Pines stamp sets, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy & Soft Suede cardstock, Emerald Envy and Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pads, Baker's Twine Whisper White, Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Mini Jingle Bell)

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Z Box Fold

by Deb Valder

Make a fun Z fold card with a dimensional opening.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Papers for layering
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Fun Stampers Journey products used in samples: Autumn Days, Grateful Heart, Thankgiving Traditions, and Tea Time stamps sets; Autumn Prints, Cocoa Powder, Pumpkin Bread, and Oatmeal Cookie cardstock; Cocoa Powder ink; Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer; Journey Heat Gun; Clear Embossing Powder; Crease Tool; Fusion Blender; Blending Brush; Re-Inkers; Easy Glide Adhesive; Detail Pro Shears; plastic plate and dry baby wipes)

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Easel Perpetual Calendar

by Betty Traciak

Create a mailable flip calendar that can be used for years to come.

Supplies

  • Cardstock, 8 1/2” X 11” (One sheet colored, three sheets white)
  • Double-sided paper (3-7/8” X 8-3/8”, optional)
  • Number stamps
  • Stamp positioning tool (optional – MISTI used here)
  • 1/8” circle punch
  • Jump rings, 15mm
  • Scoring board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Shaker Money Holder

by Vicki Parson

Make a clear shaker pouch for a cash gift.

Supplies

  • Plastic Stamp Storage Sleeve (approx. 8.5” x 5.75”)
  • Fuse Tool, if available (if using Fuse Tool, you will need a thick cardboard for underlayment protection.)
  • Strong double-sided tape (Red Liner Tape used here, as well as Xyron Sticker Maker)
  • Shaker contents (sequins and seed beads used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Snowman Tea Light

by Becky Roberts

Turn a battery tea light into a cute snowman.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White used here)
  • Decorative paper (SU Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Window Sheet
  • Battery tea light
  • Circle punches (1/2” and 1-3/8” Circle Punches, Standard 1/4” hand-held Hole Punch used here)
  • Baker’s twine or other trim for scarf
  • Self adhesive pearls
  • Black permanent marker
  • Oval dies (SU Layering Ovals Framelits used here)
  • Embossing folder (sweater pattern or other textile – SU Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder used here)
  • Medium shaped die or punch for box window (Decorative Label Punch used here)
  • Adhesives (Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Mini Glue Dots used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Snow Flurry Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, 5/8” Organza Ribbon, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (both colors), bone folder, shredded paper)

Step-by-Step

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Punch Board Pumpkin

by Christy Fulk

Use the Gift Box Punch Board to make a cute fall decoration.

Supplies

  • Cardstock - light brown: 8” x 8”, orange: 4 panels, 2 1/4” x 2 1/4”, brown: 3 strips, 11” x 1/8”, small pieces of green, rust and yellow for leaves (Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Delightful Dijon used here)
  • Gift Box Punch Board, scoring board with diagonal plate, or printable box template
  • Ink in various colors (SU Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Delightful Dijon Classic Pads used here)
  • Wood grain embossing folder (SU Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder used here)
  • Burlap ribbon, 6” (SU 5/8” Burlap Ribbon used here)
  • Ribbon, 18” (Stampin’ Up!® Delightful Dijon 5/8” Mini Striped Ribbon used here)
  • Leaf stamps and coordinating dies (SU Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Leaflets Framelits used here)
  • Sponges
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • Adhesives (Hot glue gun and glue sticks, Glue Dots, Fast Fuse, strong double-sided tape)

Step-by-Step

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Nugget Cake

by Libby Fens

Use chocolates to create a layer cake for any occasion.

Supplies

  • Patterned paper (Stampin' Up!® Halloween Night Specialty pack used here)
  • Coordinating solid color cardstock (Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie used here)
  • Hershey's Nuggets chocolates
  • Double sided adhesive (Stampin' Up! Tear & Tape used here)
  • Liquid glue
  • Circle dies (Stampin' Up! retired Circles Collection used here)
  • 3 descending rings about an inch thick (used here: Stampin' Up! plastic container, 3 empty sticky strip rolls, cap from hair mousse cut down)

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Witch Hat Clip

by Kelly Acheson

Make a cute clip to adorn a Halloween treat bag. Thanks to Janet Baker, who shared this project at Founder's Circle in St. George, Utah.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper used here)

  • Paper trimmer or scissors

  • Adhesive (Mini Glue Dots used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Bow Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Clothes Pins)

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Chipboard Pumpkin

by Dina Kowal

Use oval dies to create a fun pumpkin embellishment.

Supplies

  • Chipboard (cereal boxes used here)
  • Oval dies in various sizes (Spellbinders dies used here)
  • Gesso (white)
  • Acrylic paint (orange, green)
  • Craft or permanent ink that can be stamped over acrylic paint (Memento Luxe, Versafine, Versamagic, Colorbox craft inks will work - Versafine Vintage Sepia used here)
  • Stamps to embellish the project – script, small texture, etc.
  • Leaf die
  • Die cutting machine
  • Florist wire
  • Magnet or small clothespin
  • Hot glue gun

Step-by-Step

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Pencil Shaded Watercolor

by Debby Hughes

Add more dimension to a watercolored image by deepening shadows with colored pencil.

Supplies

  • Outline stamp (Clearly Besotted Merci Beaucoup used here)
  • Embossing ink (Versamark used here)
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Watercolor paper (Arches hot pressed watercolor card used here
  • Painter's tape
  • Watercolor medium (various tube watercolors used here, including Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral and Quinacridone Gold, Schmincke Olive Green Yellowish and Naples Yellow Reddish)
  • Paint brushes (#1 round and #24 flat brushes used here)
  • Colored pencils (Prismacolor Raspberry, Black Raspberry, Kelp green, 90% Cool Grey, and Goldenrod used here)
  • Blending solvent, such as odorless mineral spirits, baby oil, etc.
  • Paper stumps or other blending tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Clearly Besotted Message Me clear stamp set, Foam Tape (3M), Twine (May Arts), embellishments (Little Things From Lucy’s Cards, Champagne Sequin Mix, pink rhinestones – unknown source), Mini MISTI, Adhesive (Ranger Multi Medium Matte), Ink Blender (Ranger mini ink blender), Bone Folder & Stylus, Cardstock (Neenah Desert Storm, Bazzill Lollipop, Antique Linen Distress Ink))

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Handprint Name Tag

by Dana Tatar

Teach a child to create a collage stamped background for a personalized name tag.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Stamps (My First ColorBox® Barnyard, Boho, Family, Meow, and School Mini Stamps used here)
  • Ink (My First ColorBox® Boat, Candy, Mint, and Pixie Inkpads and Lime/Green, Pink/Turquoise, and Red/Boat 2-Color Inkpads used here)
  • Ink applicators (ColorBox® Stylus and Tips used here)
  • Pens or markers (My First ColorBox® Mini Markers used here)
  • Safety pins
  • Tape
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Shaped punch or die
  • Pencil

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Envelope Punch Board Tote

by Susan Campfield

Use the Envelope Punch Board to create this cute little bag in a box. Special thanks to Sam Hammond from the United Kingdom, whose project inspired this tutorial.

Supplies

  • Two Sided Patterned Paper, 6” x 6” (Stampin’ Up!® Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • 1” Circle Punch
  • Ribbon, baker’s twine, or clip (Stampin’ Up!® 3/8” Ribbon Trio Pack used here)
  • Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Stamps to embellish the box (Stampin’ Up!® Paisley Framelits Dies and Copper Foil Sheets used here)
  • Treats

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Palette Blending

by Dina Kowal

Create watercolor effects with marker ink by using a blending palette.

Supplies

  • Water soluble brush markers, or dye based inks (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers used here)
  • Nonporous surface for a palette, such as a ceramic tile, craft sheet, styrofoam plate, acetate, or CD case (PVC sheet used here)
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press 90#/200gsm paper used here)
  • Stamp image (Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy used here)
  • Waterproof ink (sample image printed with Canon Pixma printer)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Micron liner pen, Basic Grey papers, adhesive, Impression Obsession stamps: 13478 It Is Well, 13485 Quietness and Confidence)

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Petite Purse

by Becky Roberts

Make a tiny purse for a favor or small gift.

Supplies

  • Petite Purse Template (click to download)
  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso used here)
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool or stylus
  • Corner rounder
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Mini Glue Dots used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, and Marina Mist inks; Swirly Bird stamp set; Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Elastic Gold Cord, Classic Designer Buttons, Gold Thread)

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Circle Spinner

by Betty Traciak

Add a fun spinning element to your card front.

Supplies

  • Cardstock and/or Double-sided paper (Stampin' Up!® Dapper Denim and Whisper White cardstock and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Nesting circle dies (SU Circle Framelits used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Post-it Notes
  • Adhesive Foam Dots and Strips
  • Adhesive
  • Two pennies
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up! products used here: Pretty Kitty and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets; Basic Black Archival Ink, Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink; Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Markers; Thick Baker’s Twine

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Plaid Backgrounds

by Beverly Stewart

Make your own plaid backgrounds.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Watercolor paper and Dapper Denim used here, white cardstock for practicing)
  • Variety of markers and pens (Chisel Point Highlighters, Sharpie, and Gel Pens used here)
  • Aquapainter or other watercolor brush
  • Watercolor medium (ink from Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim ink pads used here)
  • Masking tape or washi tape
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Scoring tool or ruler and pencil
  • Black StazOn Pad (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Watercolor Lifting

by Wendy Cranford

Make a beautiful two-tone background with this reverse resist technique.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (strathmore 140lb watercolor paper used here)
  • Dye based markers or inks (Stampin’ Up! Emerald Envy, Cucumber Crush, and Dapper Denim Stampin' Write Markers used here)
  • Solid image stamps (Seaside Shore set from Stampin' UP! used here)
  • VersaMark ink
  • Heat tool
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Wide paint brush and water
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, metallic enamel shapes, Stampin' Up! Fast Fuse adhesive, foam tape, Signo white gel pen, 2016-2018 In Color designer series paper, white embossing powder, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White thick cardstock)

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Outdoor Backgrounds

by Elizabeth Whisson

Set the scene for an outdoor image using Copic markers.

Supplies

  • Smooth cardstock (X-Press It blending card used here)
  • Outdoor image printed or stamped on cardstock (Mo Manning digital stamp used here)
  • At least 3 grey markers for clouds – light, medium and dark (Four Copic alcohol markers used here – three cool grey and an optional blue-grey)
  • Blue marker(s) for the sky (Two Copic alcohol markers used here)
  • At least 3 green markers – light, medium and dark (Four Copic alcohol markers used here)
  • White gel pen (optional)

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Stamp Selfies

by Amy Lee

Create a masked scene in a frame for a stamp 'selfie'!

Supplies

  • Masking paper (Inkadinkado Masking Paper used)
  • White cardstock
  • Die cut machine (Sizzix Big Shot used)
  • Polaroid frame die or rectangle and nesting square dies (Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Photo Frames Dies used)
  • Stamps of critters or people and scenic elements (Mama Elephant Tandem Ride and My Favorite Things London Mouse used)
  • Coloring medium of choice (Copic marker used here)
  • Compatible ink (Momento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Dimensional foam tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card

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Bow-Easy™ Basics

by Dina Kowal

Learn easy steps for tying perfect bows, using the Bow-Easy™ and a kitchen fork.

NOTE: The instructions below are written for a right-handed person. For left-handed instructions, all 'left' and 'right' directives are switched. Please watch the video below for clarity.

Supplies

  • Ribbon

  • Bow making template (Bow-Easy© and kitchen fork demonstrated here)

  • Scissors

  • Heat tool (optional)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Basic Grey and Bazzill cardstock; watercolor paper; QoR watercolor paints; stamps from Purple Onion Designs, Unity Stamp Co. and Simon Says Stamp; Scor-Pal; Aleene's Tacky Glue; paper trimmer)

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Shining Spheres

by Helen Hannum

Learn realistic shading for inked moons, bubbles, pearls, and more.

Supplies

  • Dark, smooth cardstock
  • Makeup brush or other soft stencil brush
  • Black ink (Stazon Jet Black used here)
  • Metallic ink (Brilliance Galaxy Gold used here)
  • White ink (Brilliance Moonlight White and Stampin’ Up! ink used here)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Circle stencil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up!® cardstock, sentiment generated with Silhouette Cameo)

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Coupon Card

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Combine a card and coupon book with this special fold.

Supplies

  • 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade
  • Bone folder
  • 2 1/2" circle punch (or decorative cutting tool with an opening at least 2 1/2")
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin' Up!® products used here: stamps: Layering Love and Love You Lots; ink: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Basic Black; cardstock: 2016-17 In Color Peach, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron; designer series paper; 2016-17 In Color Peach ribbon; Heart Border Punch, Circle Punches, Oval Framelits, Project Life Pen )

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Spotlight Stamping

by Lindsay Adreon

Use a stamp positioner for this two-toned spotlight technique.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Two Paper Divas "Make a Wish" used here)
  • Black ink, compatible with your coloring medium (Versafine Onyx Black used here)
  • Embossing ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Embossing Buddy (antistatic bag)
  • White cardstock, 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" (watercolor paper used here)
  • Dark cardstock for card base, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Black cardstock used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Coloring medium of choice (used here: Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, & Mustard Seed to do a loose watercolor wash)
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card

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Starburst Background

by Dina Kowal

Use scraps for this dramatic background effect.

Supplies

  • Coordinating scrap paper strips - about 7-8 pieces of any width, 4-6 inches long
  • Matching solid color cardstock for base
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Spellbinders oval die, Concord and 9th "Let's Chat" and "Shine Brighter" clear sets and matching dies, Sizzix tag die, QoR watercolor paints, jute, MISTI, Versafine and Stazon inks)

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Coloring Transparent Objects

by Jennie Black

Create dimension with these tips for coloring transparent objects with alcohol markers.

Supplies

  • Alcohol marker compatible paper (Neenah Super Smooth 03249 used here)
  • Alcohol marker compatible ink (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Alcohol markers (Copic markers used here – Green: YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63; Blue: B000, B00, BG02, B45; Coral: R20, R22, F24, N2, Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, YG24)
  • Stamp image with balloons, bottles, or other transparent objects that overlap (Stampendous Gift Drift CRP278 used here)
  • Adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives and Xpress Tape used here)
  • Scissors for fussy cutting if desired
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Mirror Image Stamping

by Lydia Fiedler

Create realistic reflections in water using blank rubber or photopolymer and the MISTI stamping tool.

Supplies

  • MISTI Stamping Tool or other stamp positioner

  • Mirror image rubber or photopolymer stamp (Mirror Image stamps shown here from So Suzy Stamps & Paper Smooches)

  • Stamp (Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree used here)

  • Masking paper or tape

  • Shape die or scissors

  • Sponge or ink blending tool

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Graduation Gift Box

by Dina Kowal

Celebrate the graduate with this shaped gift box.

Supplies

  • Sturdy cardstock in school colors
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Button to match cardstock, 7/8" or 1"
  • Embroidery floss or baker’s twine, about 10-12 feet
  • Adhesive
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard or matboard to make a template

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Vintage Watercolor

by Heather Telford

Use inks and watercolors to create a vintage look.

Supplies

  • Rubber stamps to create a scene (Penny Black stamps used here - Playful, Soar, Fly High)
  • Water soluble ink (Vintage Photo Distress ink used here)
  • Watercolor paper (hot press paper used here)
  • Script or other background stamp (Penny Black Letter Background used here)
  • Watercolor medium (Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils used here)
  • Waterbrush, or brushes and clean water
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper or tape for masking
  • Elegant Writer pen by Speedball
  • Mister bottle
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Penny Black circle dies, brown embroidery thread used here)

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Cardboard Roll Album

by Areli Johnson

Upcycle cardboard rolls into this cute mini album.

Supplies

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (double sided tape, tape runner and glue dots used here)
  • Acrylic paint (Craft Smart Espresso used here)
  • Foam brush
  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Crop-A-Dile
  • Eyelets
  • Binder ring - 1 1/2”
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stamps for background stamping (Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics Stamp Set used here); ink pads (Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso and So Saffron used here); embellishments (flowers and leaves cut from Stampin Up’s Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and adhesive pearls used here); sponge; corner punch (Stampin’ Up! Curvy Corner Trio punch used here)

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Split Top Box

by Joann Jamieson

Create a card sized box with a unique center opening.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring board
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive
  • Wide ribbon
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the box (used here: Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily Paper Collection, Cling Stamp Set and Die; Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments Die; Distressed Inks in Peeled Paint and Ripe Persimmon; Lemon Flower Soft)

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Envelope Fold Card

by Melissa Banbury

This pop-up card folds into its own envelope.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Basic Black and Real Red used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Double stick tape (SU! Tear and Tape used here)
  • Multi-purpose liquid glue
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (decorative papers (SU! Timeless Elegance DSP and Have a Cuppa DSP used here); ink (SU! Real Red used here); sponges; die cut images or punches (SU! Cups & Kettles and Lots of Labels used here as well as images cut with a Silhouette Cameo)

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Cloudy Backgrounds

by Dina Kowal

Learn two ways to fill in a cloudy sky - sponging and watercolor.

Supplies

  • Mixed media or watercolor paper (Fabriano 90# Hot Press Studio Watercolor paper used here)
  • Stamped image that makes sense outdoors (The Cat’s Pajamas Kick Some Grass and Take Off stamp sets used here)
  • Light blue inkpad (Versamagic Sea Breeze used here)
  • Watercolor medium (QoR Watercolor tube paints used here)
  • Scalloped circle punch or die
  • Waterbrush, or paint brushes and water
  • Post-It Note for masking
  • Sponge
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: shipping tag, sentiment stamps, decorative paper, Scor-Pal, trimmer)

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Tablet Case

by Sabrina Alery

Create your own custom fabric tablet case using craft inks, stamps and stencils.

Supplies

  • White or light colored cotton fabric
  • Felt
  • Fabric inks (Colorbox® Crafter’s Ink used here in Sweet Pea, Aquamarine, Wave, Limelight, Fire, Desert Sand)
  • Stencil (Colorbox® Art Screen used here in Rounded)
  • Dauber tools or sponges (Colorbox® Art Daubers used here)
  • Q-tips
  • Fabric glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue used here)
  • Button
  • Needle and thread
  • 4" of elastic cord or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Binder clips or sewing pins
  • Painter’s tape or washi tape
  • Iron or heat tool
  • Paper towel and baby wipes
  • Sewing machine (optional)

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Negative Coloring

by Dina Kowal

Explore this technique of coloring outside the lines.

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Cross Box

by Lisa Walsh

This cross-shaped box is perfect for a special keepsake gift.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade or scoring tool
  • Scissors (if needed to clean up cut edges)
  • Strong adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Colored Texture Paste

by Deb Valder

Match texture paste to any project using reinkers.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) Whip Cream and Black Licorice used here)
  • Texture paste (embossing paste, modeling or molding paste - FSJ brand used here)
  • Stencil (FSJ Starburst Lines used here)
  • Palette knife (FSJ Spatula used here)
  • Reinkers to color the paste and stamped image (FSJ colors used here)
  • Glitter (FSJ Sparkle Dust used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (FSJ products used here: Capture The Moment Stamp Set, Clear Pigment Ink, Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Medium Foam Squares, Medium Blending Brush, Blending Fusion, thread in various colors - Bubble Gum, Lemon Grass and Black Licorice, Sparkle Drops)

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Slatted Basket

by Betty Traciak

This cute paper basket is perfect for spring.

Supplies

  • Double-sided paper: one 12” X 12”, six 1” X 11”, one 1-1/4” X 12”, one 4” X 4” (optional)
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up!® products used here: Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Baker’s Twine Combo Pack, Honeycomb Embellishments)

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Stamp Carving Basics

by Dina Kowal

Learn the basics for beginning stamp carving.

Supplies

  • Stamp carving block (Speedball® Speedy-Carve recommended and used here)
  • Carving tools (Speedball Lino Handle and interchangeable cutter tips used here, including a small #1 V-gouge and #5 U-gouge blade)
  • Pencil (#2/HB or softer lead)
  • Cardstock, paper, or tracing paper
  • An image to carve
  • Sharp craft knife
  • Stazon ink
  • Scrap paper
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Versafine Onyx Black and Spanish Moss ink, Concord & 9th Painted Thank You clear stamp set, ScorPal, Bazzill Cardstock, MISTI)

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Kraft Bag Gift Card

by Beverly Gerard

With a few simple folds, a gift bag becomes a gift card holder.

Supplies

  • Kraft Bag, 4 3/4” X 7” (Stampin’ Up!® Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag used here)
  • Patterned paper, cut to 2” X 10 1/2” (Stampin' Up! Botanical Gardens DSP used here)
  • White or neutral cardstock, 3 3/4” X 4 1/4” (Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Corner rounder (optional - Stampin' Up! Curvy Corner Trio punch used here)
  • Adhesives
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up! products used: Birthday Blooms stamp set; Crushed Curry and Archival Basic Black inks; scraps of Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive cardstock; Tags and Labels and Botanical Builder Framelits dies; Banner punch; Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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Pleated Skirt Fold

by Becky Roberts

Add a girly pleated fold feature to a card front.

Supplies

  • Double sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (Snail adhesive used here)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paper trimmer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used: Birthday Blooms stamp set; Archival Basic Black, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Early Espresso inks; Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock, punches (1-3/8” Circle, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle, Bow Builder) Aqua Painter, Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon)

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No Line Watercolor

by Jenn Shurkus

Stamp a light image then watercolor for a handpainted look.

Supplies

  • Dye-based inks or other watercolor medium (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks used here)
  • Outline stamps (Lawn Fawn Party Animals clear set used here)
  • Watercolor cardstock (Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock used here)
  • Small paint brush (#2 brush used for sample)
  • Heat tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Lawn Fawn products used here: Birthday Tags stamp set, Tag You're It die set, 4 Bar Stitched Rectangle die, Wild Rose and Walnut ink, 6x6 Paper Pad: Petite Mon Amie, Stamp Shammy)

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Four Way Card

by Dina Kowal

Create a standing dimensional card with a suspended ornament in the center.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – full sheet
  • Decorative paper, if desired
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Nesting dies (2) with a vertical line of symmetry (Quickutz/Lifestyle Dies Nesting Hearts and Spellbinders Labels 1 used here)
  • Adhesive (Aleene's Tacky Glue used here)
  • Twine or cording
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (sequins, Impression Obsession products: DIE052-I Heart of Hearts, E13268 Grunge Heart Background, C13266 Do You Know; Versafine Onyx Black ink, Memento Angel Pink ink. Variation: Concord & 9th Let's Chat clear set, QoR watercolors)

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Interlocking Gate Card

by Brenda Quintana

Add a locking element to a classic gate fold card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Punch or die (Stampin' Up! Sweetheart Punch used here but any shape of similar size can work)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin' Up! supplies used here: Bloomin' Love Stamp Set, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, Pearl Jewels, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder inks)

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Pyramid Box

by Susan Campfield

Decorate a pyramid shaped box to fill with sweet treats.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for box base
  • Cardstock scraps to decorate the box (Stampin’ Up!® Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette, and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper used here)
  • Pyramid Box Die or downloadable Pyramid Box template (Stampin’ Up! Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Various punches for decorations (Stampin’ Up! punches used here: 3/4" and 1" circle punch, Sweetheart Punch, Confetti Heart)
  • Handheld 1/8" punch
  • Ribbon, 1/4" wide, 10 (Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon used here)
  • Fine point black marker (Project Life Journaling Pen #O1 used here)
  • Various adhesives of choice (liquid glue, 2-way glue pen and Dimensionals used here)
  • Treats to tuck inside
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Playful Pals, Groovy Love, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Archival Black and Blushing Bride inks; 1/8" Silver Ribbon)

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Faux Fresco

by Lydia Fiedler

In this tutorial, featuring a technique from Dirty Dozen alumna Mel McCarthy, you will learn to create a beautiful faux fresco finish with paint and two kinds of embossing.

Supplies

  • Embossing folder (Stampin' Up!® Fluttering used here)

  • Watercolor paper or mixed media paper

  • Coloring medium, waterproof (Derwent Inktense pencils used here)

  • White or ecru acrylic paint

  • Embossing ink

  • Clear embossing powder

  • Fine grit sanding block

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Texture Pressing

by Kyra Sanders

Add interest to a background with stamps and texture paste.

Supplies

  • White texture paste (Whipped Spackle by Faber-Castell used here)
  • Ink pad of your choice (SU! Pacific Point used here)
  • Rubber stamp with lots of texture (SU! Awesomely Artistic used here)
  • Cardstock approximately the same size as the stamp image
  • Palette knife (metal used here, plastic is fine)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Pocket Tissue Holder

by Vicki Parson

Give a cute tissue pack for a get well gift.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base
  • Patterned or stamped paper
  • Oval punch or die, or shape of choice for tissue opening area
  • Score board
  • Strong double-sided adhesive
  • Pocket tissues with opening at the center of the package
  • Corner rounder (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Inchie Snowflake Ornament

by Dina Kowal

Make a snowflake ornament using inchie squares as a base.

Supplies

  • Printable hexagon template
  • 9 one-inch squares of heavy white or ivory matboard, watercolor paper, or cardstock (matboard Inchie Squares from Inchie Arts used here)
  • Strong liquid adhesive (Aleene’s Tacky Glue used here)
  • Snowflake dies (Impression Obsession Snowflakes Die Set DIE024-X and Mitten Die Set DIE025-ZZ used here
  • White cardstock
  • Hole punch
  • Cord, ribbon or twine
  • Button or jewel, 5/8" or larger
  • Glitter (Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs used here)
  • Clear gloss finish (aerosol works best - Krylon Crystal Clear spray used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (sponge, Gold Delicata ink, hot glue gun, Bow-Easy, wire cutters)

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3D Star Ornament

by Wendy Klein

Use star dies to create this dimensional ornament.

Supplies

  • Metallic cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Silver Foil cardstock, Silver Glimmer cardstock, and Brushed Silver cardstock used here)
  • Coordinating designer paper (Home for Christmas used)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scoring tool
  • Five nesting star dies (Stars Framelits from SU used here)
  • Die cut sentiment (Wonderful Wreath Framelits used here)
  • Paper piercing guide (optional, Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack used here)
  • Paper piercing tool
  • 1/8" circle punch
  • 1/8" ribbon
  • Adhesive (Glue Dots, Foam Dimensionals, Two Way Glue)

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Decorative Corner Card

by Laura Lipe

The front panel stands out from this card when displayed.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base, cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Cardstock, same as above, cut to 1" x 5 1/2"
  • Two 1" circles cut or punched from cardstock above
  • Coordinating cardstock for layering – 4 pieces cut to 5 1/4" x 1 7/8"
  • Patterned and neutral papers for layering – 4 pieces cut to 5" x 1 5/8"
  • Die cut shape or label to use as base for smaller images
  • Images to decorate the corner piece – die cut or stamped and fussy cut
  • Sentiment stamp (opt.)
  • Double sided tape
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool

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Watercolored Ornament Card

by Dina Kowal

Use basic watercolor techniques to create a holiday vignette.

Supplies

  • Wide painter’s tape or other adhesive masking paper (1.88" Frog Tape Delicate Surface used here)
  • Circle dies in 3 different sizes (Lifestyle Dies used here – the largest is 1 3/4", smallest is 1 1/8" – sizes do not need to be exact)
  • Craft knife
  • Die cutting machine
  • Watercolor panel, cut to card size (Strathmore 300 Series 140# cold press paper used here)
  • Watercolor medium (Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolors used here – watercolor paints, dye inks, Gelatos, watercolor pencils/crayons etc could also be used)
  • Watercolor brushes – medium and fine (#4 and #6 used for sample)
  • Palette
  • Liner pen, black or metallic
  • Ruler
  • Rubber stamp (Impression Obsession Grunge Circles E13120 used here)
  • Paper for masking (Post-It Note used here)
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (MISTI, Bazzill textured cardstock, sentiment, Spellbinders rectangle die)

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Pop-Up Presents Card

by Julie Davison

This special pop up card opens to reveal a stack of presents inside.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
  • Neutral cardstock for inside card (5" x 8")
  • Designer paper (various)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Ribbon
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive

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Outer Space Background

by Francine Vuillème

Create a mixed media universe for an outer space scene.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint brush
  • Cup of water
  • Heat tool or folded paper towel
  • Watercolors or other water-soluble medium (blue, red or pink, black)
  • White acrylic paint mixed with water
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
  • Space-themed rubber stamp, such as a shuttle or rocket image (Blast off & Phone Home stamps from The Alley Way Stamps used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (blending card, white top-folded card base, white embossing powder, heat gun, anti-static powder tool or bag, 3D foam pads, adhesive tape runner, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (My Favorite Things), Versamark ink, Copic markers)

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Evergreen Wreath

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper wreath.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Punched or die cut branches (Martha Stewart Branch Punch used here)
  • Circle dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles used here)
  • Glue (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Paper piercer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession Town Builder Die Set, Fiskars Crimper, My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas Paper Pad, cardstock, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue, ATG Adhesive)

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Die Cut Shaker

by Jeanne Jachna

Use dies to create a scenic shaker frame.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Adhesive craft foam sheet (colored adhesive-backed craft foam used here)
  • Strong glue (Ranger Multi Medium Matte used here)
  • Transparency sheet (Unibind Thermal Steel Crystal Soft Cover Report Covers used here)
  • Dies for the frame, scene and optional base (used here: Top Dog Dies Polar Bear Die Set, Mini Tags Die Set, Onesie Dress Die, Penguin Die Set, Pocket Page Winter Die Set; Memory Box Studio Circle Layers)
  • Filler for the shaker (glitter, beads, sequins, small die cuts or punches, etc.)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Pretty Pink Posh sequins and mini beads, Twinery Twine, May Arts ribbon, Waltzingmouse Stamps Nutcracker Sweet stamp set)

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Twisted Card

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

A diagonal fold gives this twisted card a pocket inside for a gift card or cash gift.

Supplies

  • Cardstock, one piece measuring 4 1/4" x 11" and one piece (optional for mat) measuring 4" x 10 1/2"
  • Decorative paper, one piece measuring 3 3/4" x 10"
  • Scoring tool and stylus
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Domino Mini Book

by Kim Rippere

Dominoes are the covers of this mini accordion book.

Supplies

  • Domino, regular size game piece
  • Modeling paste or other dimensional medium (Liquitex Light Modeling Paste used here)
  • Gesso (TriArt Clear Gesso used here)
  • Acrylic paint (Tattered Angels Olive High Impact Paint used here)
  • Glitter (Wow brand used here)
  • Acrylic sealer ( Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer used here)
  • Patterned paper (Canvas Corp Brands - Farmhouse Christmas: Snowflakes Reverse on Kraft used here)
  • Cord or ribbon, 12 inches (Canvas Corp Brands Waxed Cotton Cord used here)
  • Dome studs (Canvas Corp Brand used here)
  • Glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Canvas Corp Brands Damask Printed Burlap, Farmhouse Christmas Patchwork on Kraft, Canvas Corp Brands Apothecary Labels - Blank and rubon letters; Tattered Angels Chalkboard – Mantis, flat back gem)

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Snow Globe Luminary

by Melissa Banbury

Transform cardstock and vellum into a lighted winter scene.

Supplies

  • Reflective paper – glitter, metallic, or mirror (Stampin’ Up! Glimmer paper used here)
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Patterned paper (SU! Winter Wonderland DSP used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Circle dies (SU!’s Framelits used here)
  • Scenic border dies (SU!’s Sleigh Ride Edgelits used here)
  • Battery operated tealight
  • Liquid glue (Tombow used here)
  • Double sided tape(Tear and Tape adhesive used here)
  • Paper snips
  • Bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Wonderland stamp set, Banner and Small Star punch)

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Penguin Favor

by Laura Mellinger

Use a rounded tag to make this cute penguin treat box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock in black, white, red and orange (Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie cardstock used here)
  • Rounded tag punch or nesting dies (Note Tag punch or other, Word Window & 1/4" Square punches
  • Paper trimmer
  • 6" ribbon (Stampin’ Up Real Red used here)
  • Strong adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Detail scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Googly eyes
  • Black Candy Dots

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Button Tree Pendant

by Glenda Marklew

Use wire and buttons to create a cute holiday pendant.

Supplies

  • Craft pliers - round nose and flat
  • Craft wire cutters
  • Head or eye pins (2), 2 inches long or more
  • 4mm brown beads (2)
  • 5mm clear beads (8-10)
  • 5-6 green buttons, ranging in size from large to small
  • Gold bead, star or flower shaped

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Christmas Light Favor

by Alex Bleicher

Use the Stampin' Up!® Curvy Keepsake die to create a pretty Christmas favor.

Supplies

  • Curvy Keepsake Die by Stampin' Up!® or downloadable Christmas Light template
  • Die cut machine
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Scallop square punch or scallop edge scissors
  • Cardstock cut to 11" x 3" in any color (Recollections 65# red used here)
  • Silver or grey cardstock, 1 1/4" x 6"
  • Sponge or dauber
  • Ink to match cardstock (Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler ink used here)
  • White gel pen (Gelly Roll 08 used here)
  • Ribbon, 10" - 12"

Step-by-Step

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3D Pumpkin Place Card

by Melissa Bove

Create a cute paper pumpkin decoration for your holiday table.

Supplies

  • Patterned paper in fall colors, 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Paper trimmer
  • Thanksgiving sentiment (stamped or digital)
  • Thanksgiving themed tag, personalized
  • Mini 1/2" wood spools (2)
  • Twine
  • Button
  • Scallop circle dies or punches (Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles used here)
  • Die cutting machine (if using circle dies)
  • Hot glue gun

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut patterned paper into 1" strips lengthwise using a paper trimmer. (For a smaller pumpkin, cut across the paper instead.)

  2. Step 2

    Form a ring with the first strip, securing the ends with hot glue. Make sure patterned side is facing out.

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Double Diamond Fold

by Joann Jamieson

Make this special fold card with two diamond faces. For a single diamond fold, click HERE.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Bone folder
  • Decorative paper (Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Paper Collection used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Heartfelt Creations products used here: Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set and Die, Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set and Die, Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set and Die, Arianna Lace Die, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit; Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear Glue, Spellbinders Tool N' One, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Trim cardstock to 12" x 7". Score at 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2", and 9" along the long side.

  2. Step 2

    Flip the cardstock over and make pencil marks at 1 1/2" and 10 1/2" on both long sides.

  3. Make a mark at 3 1/2" on both short sides.

  4. Step 3

    Lightly trace from the 1 1/2" and 10 1/2" marks to the center marks on the end to create the diamond shapes. Cut the corner areas away to create the diamond shapes.

  5. Step 4

    Place the cardstock back into your scoring tool approximately at the angle pictured. Use a ruler to line up the 10 1/2" point at the top of the card and the bottom of the 7 1/2" score line. Score down to connect the two points.

    Rotate the cardstock to align the other angled cut to the right side of your scoring tool. Score again to connect the 7 1/2" score mark at the top of the card with the 10 1/2" mark at the bottom, creating an X that centers on the 9" score line.

  6. Repeat the process on the left side, scoring to connect the 1 1/2" point with the bottom of the 4 1/2" score line, and then the top of the 4 1/2" line with the 1 1/2" point at the bottom. This creates a scored X that centers on the 3" score line.

  7. Step 5

    Since the score lines do not show up well in the pictures, this is what your finished card will look like after your scoring. The black lines will be valley folds and the red lines will be mountain folds.

  8. Step 6

    Fold on each horizontal score line and crease using a bone folder to ensure a nice sharp line.

  9. Step 7

    Fold and crease the first angled scored line in the opposite direction of the horizontal fold.

  10. Repeat with the other angled score line.

  11. Step 8

    Repeat for the right side. When you are done, your card should look like this.

  12. Step 9

    Fold the card closed, and once again use your bone folder to get a nice sharp line.

    TIP:
    Place the folded card under a heavy book so it will hold its shape easier.

  13. Step 10

    Using the same template, recreate the card sections on your designer paper, cutting each piece a little smaller for a layered effect.

    Once you have all your pieces cut, arrange them on the card to ensure that all the pieces are in the proper locations.

    HINT:
    Try doing this step several times using different papers and then mix the papers for a more mosaic look.

  14. Step 11

    Decorate the card as desired and complete the project. The finished card is 7" x 6".

Video!

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Guitar Card

by Carol Lovenstein

Make a guitar shaped card for the music lover in your life.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – black, white, vanilla, gold foil
  • Wood veneer (Cherry used here)
  • Gold cording (6 pieces – 5-1/2" each)
  • Mini brads (6)
  • Adhesive (1/4" double sided tape, Foam Dimensionals, Scotch tape)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Circle dies (Spellbinders® Classic Circles (Large & Small) used here)
  • Label die (Stampin’ Up!® Deco Labels Framelits used here)
  • Word Window punch (optional)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Paper piercing tool
  • Piercing mat
  • Sponge
  • Guitar pick

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    With the grain horizontal, cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of wood veneer into two - 2" x 5 1/4" lengths. Rotate one piece 180 degrees to create a center seam.

    Adhere pieces butted together onto 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Die cut a 2 1/8" circle through both layers, centered on the seam, approximately 1" from top (Spellbinders Classic Circles – Small #4 die used here).

  3. Step 3

    Die cut a large circle frame from black cardstock using 1 7/8" (Small Circles #5) and 2-9/16" (Large Circles #3) dies. Cut a small circle frame from gold foil cardstock using 2 1/8" (Small Circles #4) and 2 5/16" (Large Circles #4) dies. (Measurements are flexible.)

  4. Step 4

    Glue the large frame to the veneer panel, centered around the circle, then center the small frame onto the large frame.

  5. Step 5

    Die cut the bridge shape from veneer using a label die, making sure to run grain vertically. Position the die at the edge of the veneer so that only about 3/4" – 1" is cut, leaving a straight edge.

  6. Step 6

    Sponge the veneer piece lightly with ink to darken.

  7. Step 7

    Poke 6 holes into the bridge with an awl or piercing tool, centered and 1/4" apart, approximately 1/2" down from the straight edge.

  8. Step 8

    Apply double stick tape to the back side of bridge. Thread a 5 1/2" piece of cording through each hole, sticking the ends to the tape on the back side. Install mini brads onto the front.

    TIP:
    Apply a 1/4" strip of Scotch tape over the cording and brad legs to make sure they don’t come loose.

  9. Step 9

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    Prepare a 5/8" x 2 1/8" strip of vanilla cardstock, inking with clear embossing ink and embossing with clear powder. Punch out Word Window shape. Cut the shape in half lengthwise and round the ends with scissors. It is okay if it’s not perfectly straight. Glue the piece to the bridge at an angle between the brads and vertical straight edge.

    Adhere the bridge in the center below the circle using foam dimensionals, about 1/2" from the bottom.

    TIP:
    If not using the punch, cut a strip of cardstock that is 1/4" x 1 3/4", and round the ends with scissors.


  10. Step 10

    Turn the card face down. At the top pencil six tick marks 1/4" apart, centered. Apply another strip of double stick tape slightly below the tick marks on the card back. Align cords with tick marks, and press the ends down onto the tape. Make sure to pull cording taut.


  11. TIP:
    Apply Scotch tape over cord ends so they don’t come loose.

  12. Step 11

    Adhere card face to base with a generous amount of foam dimensionals.

    Adhere your color choice of guitar pick to the card front with a foam dimensional.

  13. Step 12

    Complete the project.

Video!

Variations

  1. Make this slightly different version of the card with a curved edge. Click HERE for the template.

    Follow the instructions above for embellishing, adjusting the measurements for the circle dies and cord spacing to the smaller template.

    Also, if you don't have wood veneer, use wood grain stamps and sponge ink to create the look of wood.

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Burst Through

by Dina Kowal

Create an opening in your card where a character can emerge.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Pen or pencil
  • Eraser
  • Unmounted or clear stamp (Brains! clear set from The Cat’s Pajamas used here)
  • Quilling tool, or another long and narrow tool for rolling paper (skewer, stylus, narrow tweezers, jewelry pliers)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (cardstock scraps, button, swatch of gauze, Touch Twin Markers)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Determine your card layout, and where you will position the image that will be bursting through the focal panel.

  2. Step 2

    Lay the stamp onto the focal panel and trace around the edge with a pen or pencil.

  3. If only a portion of the stamped image will be showing through the opening, trace only around the outline of the portion that will show. Set the stamp aside, and connect the end points of the traced line in a loose curve.

  4. Step 3

    Set the stamp aside. Mark a point roughly in the center of the traced outline.

  5. Step 4

    Using a craft knife, cut through the cardstock from the center point straight out to the traced line.

  6. Make a cut about every 1/2" to 3/4" around the entire outline.

  7. Step 5

    Tear off the point of each cut wedge, leaving at least 1/2" from the line. Vary the lengths as you go.

  8. Step 6

    Use a quilling tool or other long and narrow tool to roll each piece in a tight curl over and out toward the outline.

  9. Don’t worry if the paper tears between the wedge cuts as you roll; this will only add to the burst through effect when you finish.

  10. Step 7

    Adjust the curled pieces as desired, loosening the curl in some, adding more tears, distressing, etc.

  11. Step 8

    Prepare the stamped image and position it in the opening. (Sample was colored with Touch Twin Markers.)

  12. For a more dramatic look, fussy cut the image and position it so that a part of it comes out of the opening.

  13. Step 9

    Assemble and complete the card.

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Double Gate Fold Card

by Dawn Olchefske

Score, cut and fold to create this card that opens in the center.

Supplies

  • Double-sided patterned paper cut to 12" x 5-1/2"
  • Scoring board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Pencil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin' Up!® Supplies used here: Among The Branches stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, Vanilla card stock (3-1/4" x 4-3/4"), Black card stock (3-1/2" x 5"), Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad Paper, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (12" x 5-1/2"), Black and Silver Glimmer Paper, 2" and 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Handheld Stapler and staples )

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Place 12" x 5-1/2" piece of patterned paper onto the scoring board. Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

  2. Step 2

    Rotate the paper 90 degrees. With a pencil, mark at 2-3/4" on each short end.

    NOTE:
    You may need to mark the top of the 4" and 8" score lines so you can see them better for the next step.

  3. Step 3

    With a paper trimmer, make a diagonal cut from the top of the 4" score line to the side 2-3/4" mark. Repeat from the top of the 8" score line to the 2-3/4" mark on the other side. Erase pencil marks.

    NOTE:
    Save triangle cut-outs for step 5.

  4. Step 4

    Fold inward on the 4" score line, then fold back outward on the 2" score.

  5. Repeat on the other side.

  6. Step 5

    Reopen card and place cut-outs from step 2 back into place (like a puzzle).

  7. Flip cut outs over and move to opposite lower corner of the card.

  8. Step 6

    Adhere the triangles in place and refold.

  9. TIP:
    Adhere the larger end of the triangle first. Fold the card in, and then glue down the tip.

  10. Step 7

    Decorate the card as desired.

  11. The inside panel of the card is 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" (vanilla), layered on a 3-1/2" x 5" black panel.

  12. Step 8

    Finished card size is 4" x 5 1/2".

  13. It will fit in an A2 envelope.

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