Mixative Marbling

by Dina Kowal

Create marbled surfaces using Metallic Mixatives.

Supplies

  • Container
  • Water
  • Ranger Metallic Mixative
  • Heavy cardstock, watercolor paper, photo paper, matboard or any surface that will take a little water
  • Alcohol inks (optional)
  • Palette knife or skewer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (please see gallery entries for specific products)

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Envelope Album

by Helen Gullett

Use everyday envelopes to make a keepsake album.

Supplies

  • Envelopes (5” x 6.5” Paper Studios Kraft Envelopes from Hobby Lobby used here)
  • Permanent adhesive (liquid glue used here)
  • Scrapbook paper (an assortment of 6” x 6” papers used here)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments

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Carrot Treat Box

by Twila Davis

Fill a carrot-shaped box with sweet Easter treats!

Supplies

  • Orange cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Pumpkin Pie cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • 1 3/4" circle punch or die
  • Ribbon (about 12", SU Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon used here)
  • Liquid glue (Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue used here)
  • Green tissue paper (8" x 17")
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (for optional tag: circle dies, SU Fable Friends stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, white twine, hole punch)

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Smoosh Resist

by Ana Reese

Combine familiar techniques for a unique background every time.

Supplies

  • Clear embossing powder (Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder used here)
  • Embossing ink (Fun Stampers Journey Clear Pigment used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Watercolor paper
  • Small paint brush
  • Ink blending tool
  • Acetate Sheet
  • Water soluble medium (Aqua Inks by Graphix in Roseda & Petrol used here)
  • Black ink (Nuvo Hybrid Black Shadow used here)
  • Stamps(Stitches by Tim Holtz, Wordfetti Best Day Ever by Scrapbook.com used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: foam squares, Outrageous Pink cardstock and Silk by FSJ, scissors, Perfect Card Adhesive, , Purple tape, Mini Guillotine cutter)

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Adhesive Resist

by Kelly Kronowski

Use matte adhesive for a resist technique. Tutorial courtesy of our friends at Ranger Ink!

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3-in-1 Stencil on Stamp Technique

by Amber Rain Davis

Use a DIY stencil three ways with a solid stamp.

Supplies

  • Vellum
  • Dies (Altenew Layered Stars Die and Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies used here)
  • Cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb used here)
  • Large solid stamp (Concord and 9th Birthday Balloon Stamp Set used here)
  • Embossing ink
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic block (Mini MISTI used here)
  • Dye ink (Altenew Tide Blue & Starlight Crisp Dye Ink used here)
  • Ink applicator (mini sponge dauber used here)
  • Water mister
  • Adhesive (Nuvo Large Glue Pen, iCraft Ultra Bond, and foam squares used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Gemini Jr used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: scissors, eraser, tape, washi tape for masking, Altenew Obsidian Black Pigment Ink)

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Die Cut Corner Basket

by Bożena Bodynek

Use die cuts to build the sides of this decorative basket.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Luxe Gold Cardstock from Heartfelt Creations used here)
  • Large circle die or other large background die (Heartfelt Creations Rounded Eyelet Window Die set used here)
  • Trimmer or die for basket handle (Heartfelt Creations Ticket and Tags Die set used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Strong adhesive (hot glue used here)
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: handmade paper asters from the Heartfelt Creations Wild Aster collection, ribbon, gauze, Stickles)

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Scoreboard Gift Box

by Mary Deatherage

Make a custom gift box using scored cardstock.

Supplies

  • Cardstock in base color - 12” x H” (size required is dependent on desired finished height: height of gift + 2 3/4”)
  • Coordinating cardstock for box top (6” square) and bottom (2 3/4” square)
  • Cardstock and patterned paper for layering on sides
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Liquid glue
  • Small hole punch (Stampin’ Up!® Detailed Trio Punch used here)
  • Ribbon, about 30” to wrap around box and tie bow on top
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Center Stage

by Dina Kowal

Use masking to create a stage floor and spotlight for a character image.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Masking paper (Post-It Note and letter weight paper used here)
  • Scissors
  • Black ink for stamping
  • Stamps (Kindred Stamps Golden Age set used here)
  • Fine line pen (black or brown)
  • Ruler
  • Grid mat (optional)
  • Coloring medium (Copic markers used here)
  • Grey and black ink for sponging (Impression Obsession hybrid inks used here)
  • Ink applicator (blender brushes used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (battery eraser, pearl metallic ink, colored pencils, Impression Obsession DIE175-W Instant Photo Frame die set)

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Marquee Board Card

by Becky Roberts

Use a card front as a mini marquee board.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Reverse Confetti Huggable Stamp Set and Dies used here)
  • Alphabet dies (Journey Serif Dies by Spellbinders/FSJ used here)
  • Ink pads (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Cardstock (white, black and red used here)
  • Acetate
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Foam Squares, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Glue Dots used here)

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Wine Glass Charms

by Kelly Acheson

Stamp and die cut shrink plastic for cute ringed charms.

Supplies

  • Shrink plastic
  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt stamp set used here)
  • Permanent ink
  • Alcohol markers or colored pencils (SU Light Real Red Stampin' Blend Marker used here)
  • Shaped punch or die (SU Heart Punch Pack used here)
  • 1/4" hole punch
  • Heat tool
  • 6mm jump rings
  • Beads
  • Wine glass hoops
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: (acrylic block, adhesive, pick tool, cardstock)

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Get Well Kit

by Wendy Lee

Make a survival kit for winter wellness.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 4 1/4” x 10 1/8”, 3 1/4” x 4 3/8” & 4 3/8” x 2 1/4” cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Shaded Spruce cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Kit fillers - tissue pack, Halls Cough Drop Pocket Sticks, Lipton Cup A Soup Instant Soup packet
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Snowman Season stamp set, Real Red & Whisper White cardstock, Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series paper, Shaded Spruce & Coastal Cabana ink, Layering Circles dies, White Bakers Twine, Let It Snow Embellishment Kit, glue dots, liquid adhesive, dimensionals)

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Origami Leaf

by Dina Kowal

Learn the basics of this fun fold, then transform it into a pendant, ornament or embellishment!

Supplies

  • Double sided paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • 8-10 mm jump ring (optional, depending on project)
  • Liquid adhesive
  • Clear glaze (Krylon Triple Thick Clear Glaze Aerosol Spray works well)

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Winged Box Card

by Dina Kowal

Make a pop-up card with side panels that extend the design.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or prefolded A2 cards (80# Neenah cover stock used here)
  • Adhesives (double sided tape, craft glue and super glue used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Die cuts and/or other embellishments (Impression Obsession DIE506-W Butterfly 1, DIE507-V Butterfly 2, DIE008-I Butterflies, DIE806 Stitched Flower Bouquet used here)
  • Acetate strips (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: istencils.com BAMS 2036 Cloud mini stencil, Impression Obsession DIE826 Grass Border Set, B11017A Beautiful Day cling stamp, Distress Oxide and Versafine Clair inks, Taylored Expressions blender brushes)

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Winter Frame

by Ana Reese

Fill a frame with wintry die cuts for a pretty holiday decoration.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for background (Worn Wallpaper used here)
  • Small paint brush
  • White gesso (Gesso by D. Wakley used here)
  • Acrylic paints (Sand, Mineral by D. Wakley used here)
  • Ink blending tool
  • Heat tool
  • Dies (Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly used here)
  • Mini frame (Mini frames by Tim Holtz used here)
  • Adhesives (Scrapbook and Nuvo runners, Art Glitter Glue, Nuvo precise glue used here)
  • Inks (Nuvo Black Hybrid, and Distress ink Vintage Photo used here)
  • Stamps (Tim Holtz Yuletide Gatherings used here)
  • Christmas sentiments (Tim Holtz Christmas Clippings used here)
  • Mica flakes (Ranger Mica Flakes used here)
  • White sheer ribbon
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Nuvo Glaze, foam tape, Neenah 110# Solar White Cover, Grey cardstock by FSJ, Neenah Vellum paper, scissors, Gold glitter Cardstock, Corrugated paper by FSJ, Die Cutting Machine)

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Action Wobbles

by France Martin

Add a moving element to your card front with these fun plastic springs.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Birds Of A Feather and Snow Front sets used here)
  • Cardstock (SU Whisper White, Balmy Blue and Basic Gray used here)
  • Action Wobbles Mini Springs (Hampton Art)
  • Coloring medium (SU Stamping Blends Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Balmy Blue used here)
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Accent Snow Puff Paint, Ice Glitter, Classic Label Punch, Wink of Stella, Memento Black, Basic Gray, Seaside Spray and Cherry Cobbler inks, Star Element, Silver Metallic Thread, Dimensionals)

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Stamped Layer Card

by Jenny Hall

Stamp and layer two identical panels, then cut away part of the top layer to let the other show through.

Supplies

  • Two contrasting ink pads (gold pigment ink & black ink used here)
  • Low-tack tape
  • Background stamp (Simon Says Stamp Pinecone Background used here)
  • Sentiment stamp Penny Black's Festive Snippets stamp set used here
  • White card base, folded
  • Black cardstock panel
  • Stamp positioning tool
  • Paper trimmer

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6x6 Treat Holder

by Dee Slater

Use 6x6 paper to make a slender treat holder.

Supplies

  • 6” x 6” two-sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Permanent tape adhesive
  • 2 1/2” x 3” cardstock for bottom
  • Corner rounder punch (opt.)
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments

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Snow Globe Jar

by Lydia Fiedler

Make a snow globe holiday gift out of a canning jar and a plastic ornament.

Supplies

  • Wide mouth canning jar (Ball jar used here)
  • Plastic two-piece clear Christmas ornament (80 mm)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small Christmas figurines
  • Cotton balls
  • Pliers
  • Glitter glue (optional)

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Elf Treat Box

by Jill Hilliard

Make a treat holder with a little holiday character.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Border dies or punches (Border Basics from Spellbinders-FSJ used here)
  • 1/4" circle punch
  • Scoring tool
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Foam squares

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Antiqued Ornament

by Dina Kowal

Use a faux finishing technique to give a vintage look to a plain ball ornament.

Supplies

  • Matte glass ball ornament
  • Dies (Spellbinders Oct. 2019 Large Die of the Month “Fall Flora” club kit used here)
  • Textured paper (90# watercolor paper used here), craft foam, lace, etc.
  • Adhesive sheet (opt)
  • Matte gel medium
  • Brush
  • Black gesso
  • Acrylic paints (brown, copper, and teal used here)
  • Embellishments (hemp ribbon used here)

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Die Cutting Napkins

by Dave Brethauer

The absorbent properties of napkins add delightful dimension to die cuts.

Supplies

  • White paper napkin (thin, cheap napkins work best)
  • Dies (Memory Box 94306 Silverdale Branch die used here)
  • Cardstock
  • Die cutting machine
  • Watercolor paints (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Starry Color metallic watercolor paints used here)
  • Watercolor brush (No.2 round brush used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Memory Box CL5245 Tidings Wreath clear stamp set, white embossing powder, embossing heat tool)

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Crystal Ball Stand

by Alma de la Rosa

Stack glass pieces to create these holiday decor items.

Supplies

  • Glass candlesticks, vases and/or jars
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Foam brush
  • Permanent black ink
  • Acetate
  • Stencil (The Cat’s Pajamas Neighboohood Stencil used here)
  • 4” clear ornaments
  • Skewer
  • Fairy lights
  • Hot glue
  • Black glossy spray paint
  • Artificial flowers

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Twin Pocket Purse

by Chris Slogar

Create a purse with two pockets for your choice of items – note cards, gift cards, tea bags, or small gifts.

Supplies

  • Cardstock(Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso, Pretty Peacock, and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (Stampin’ Up!® Come To Gather used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • 5/8" Adhesive Velcro Dots
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue and SU Tear & Tape used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Gather Together Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Mint Macaron Ink, Pretty Peacock Ink, Designer Elements, and Pretty Peacock 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon)

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Foil Stained Glass

by France Martin

Layer colored acetate and foil for a stained glass effect.

Supplies

  • Acetate
  • Double-sided adhesive sheet
  • Stamps (Stampin’Up!® Gather Together set used here)
  • Alcohol markers (SU Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stamping Blends used here)
  • Embossing Powder (Black works best)
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Heat tool
  • Silicone craft sheet
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Early Espresso ink and cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Come To Gather designer paper, dimensionals, glue dots, Cajun craze linen thread. 2" and 2 1/4" circle punches)

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Swing Easel Card

by Wendy Lee

Score and cut to make this special fold card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock - 5 1/2” x 11” (Stampin’ Up!® Early Espresso cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Merry Merlot, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand & Whisper White cardstock, Copper Foil, Come to Gather Designer Series paper, Early Espresso ink, Ornate Frames dies, All-Around Wreath dies, Cajun Craze linen thread, Crumb Cake satin edge ribbon, Gold Faceted Gems, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals)

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Lollipop Cover

by Dina Kowal

Use a die to create a cute cover for a lollipop.

Supplies

  • Patterned paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Oval dies (Spellbinders dies used here, about 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” and 1” x 2”)
  • Leaf die (pumpkin stem from A Jillian Vance Design’s Jack O. Lantern set used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • 1/4” circle hole punch or die
  • Tootsie Pop or other similar lollipop
  • Adhesive
  • Clothespins or reverse tweezers
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Halloween Character Box

by Gloria Plunkett

Upcycle a clear box into a quirky character.

Supplies

  • Acetate Box (Stampin’ Up!® Acetate Card Box (11.3 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm or approx. 6" x 4 1/2" x 1/2" box used here – measurements can be adjusted to other sizes)
  • Cardstock
  • Circle dies or punches
  • Other dies as needed to embellish (SU Gathered Leaves dies used here)
  • Embossing folder (optional –SU Pinewood Planks folder used here)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Dimensionals / Foam)

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Stained Glass Panels

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a stained glass effect on layered die cut cardstock.

Supplies

  • Gloss gel medium
  • Palette knives
  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Background dies (Kat Scrappiness Butterfly Backdrop used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Adhesive
  • Additives (Catherine Pooler Inks & Glitter used here)

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Fox Card

by Gloria Plunkett

Use everyday dies for this fox shaped card.

Supplies

  • White cardstock for card base (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Whisper White used here)
  • Brown or dark orange cardstock for head and ears (SU Cajun Craze used here)
  • Scrap cardstock for flowers and leaves (SU Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz used here)
  • Circle dies (SU Layering Circle Framelits used here)
  • Small heart die (SU Pretty Park Framelits used here)
  • Flower stamps and/or dies (SU Pop of Petals stamp set and Four-Petal Punch used here)
  • Leaf die or punch (SU Leaf Punch used here)
  • Nesting leaf dies for ears (SU Nature’s Roots dies used here)
  • Inks (SU Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz Classic Inks, and White Craft Ink used here)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • White marker (SU White Stampin’ Chalk Marker used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sponge dauber, Clear Wink of Stella)

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Q-tip® Pointillism

by France Martin

Use cotton swabs to apply ink in a new way.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White used here)
  • Dye reinkers (SU Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive used here)
  • Compatible ink for stamping (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Stamp image (SU Winter Woods used here)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubber band or washi tape
  • Clear block or other non-porous surface for a palette
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’Up!® supplies used here: Gather Together stamp set, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze cardstock, circle dies, Wink of Stella brush pen, Cajun Craze Linen Thread, Old Olive and Balmy Blue ink pads, Dimensionals, adhesive, sponges)

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Micro Glaze™ Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use the waterproof property of Micro Glaze™ for a stenciling technique.

Supplies

  • Paintable surface (wood pumpkin from Dollar Tree used here)
  • Flat paint brush
  • Gesso to prepare the surface for paint, if necessary
  • Craft paints
  • Permanent ink (Stazon Pigment ink used here)
  • Blender brush
  • Stamps (Impression Obsession L9724 French Word Background used here)
  • Water
  • Stencil (Fancy Web stencil from A Colorful Life Designs used here)
  • Micro Glaze™ (by JudiKins or Ranger/Distress)
  • Soft cloth or paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Alcohol Ink Coffee Card

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Use alcohol inks for the coffee in this creative shaped card.

Supplies

  • Yupo synthetic paper (white used here)
  • Brown alcohol inks (Copic Refills E55, 57, 59 used here)
  • Metallic mixative (Rose Gold mixative from Ranger used here)
  • Cardstock for base (Neenah 110 lb used here)
  • 2 circle dies, one slightly larger than the other
  • Air puffer (Camera Lens Cleaner) (optional)
  • Plastic pipettes (optional)
  • Plastic palette (optional)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Transfer foil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Essentials by Ellen Every Day Punnies stamp set, Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake dye ink, Mini MISTI)

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Smackdown Technique

by Lydia Fiedler

Create a sense of motion using simple, repetitive stamping.

Supplies

  • Clear stamps (Gina K Stitched Leaves and Boho Flowers used here)

  • Acrylic blocks

  • Ink (Gina K Electro Pop and Versafine Clair used here)

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Alcohol Marker Flicking

by Sandi MacIver

Use this simple marker technique for layered coloring.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Simon Says Stamp Delicate flowers used here)
  • Alcohol-friendly ink (dye, archival or hybrid - Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Alcohol markers (Copics used here – Pinks: R81, R83, RV34; Greens: G21, G94)
  • Cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cover Stock used here)
  • Other supplies as neededto complete the card (used here: Gansai Tambi watercolor, Die Cutting Machine, Simon Says Delicate Flowers dies, Wonky Rectangles Dies, Foam Tape, adhesive, MISTI stamping tool, Scor-Buddy, Sequins)

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Acrylic Stencil Deboss

by Dina Kowal

Scrape paint over a debossed stencil print for a unique background.

Supplies

  • Heavy cardstock or mixed media paper (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# Cover used here)
  • Stencil (ColorBox® Art Screens “Buzzy” and “Disco” Trios used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Crossover II used here)
  • Silicone or rubber embossing pad
  • Heavy pigment ink or acrylic craft paint (2-3 colors, ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull used here)
  • Stiff plastic card (credit card, library card, etc.)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (listed with samples below)

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Wood Dye Resist

by Dina Kowal

Layer staining dyes on wood with an embossed resist pattern.

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Spray Resist

by Shannon Smith

Use an acrylic spray for a resist technique.

Supplies

  • Photo paper
  • Distress Resist Spray (Ranger brand used here. Editor's note: a substitute can be made using a 1:1 mixture of water and acrylic glaze (ex: Glossy Accents, Diamond Glaze, 3D Crystal Lacquer)
  • Water-based ink (RG Avenue Sugar Drop ink - Sweet Banana, Sour Mist, Tangy Gum and Rich Blueberry used here)
  • Blending brushes
  • Baby wipes
  • Heat tool (Marvy Uchida heat tool used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: My Favorite Things "Mermazing" stamp and die set, Gina K. Amalgam ink pad, Copic markers, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle Dies, vellum, navy and light turquoise cardstock, foam squares, FSJ tape runner, craft glue)

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Pop-Up Flower Pot Card

by Chris Slogar

Create a 3D Flower Pot Card that folds flat for mailing.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Whisper White used here)
  • Window sheets
  • Designer Paper (SU 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Corner rounder (SU Detailed Trio used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue, Glue Dots, and SU Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Daisy Lane Stamp Set and Daisy Punch, 1/2” circle punch, Well Written Stamp Set and Stitched Labels Dies, Melon Mambo Ink, Grapefruit Grove Ink, Pineapple Punch Ink, and Blueberry Bushel Ribbon)

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Flip Flap Card

by Beth Rush

Make an interactive card with a surprise front flap.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Stampin' Up!® Barn Door and Over the Moon sets used here)
  • Cardstock (Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White used here)
  • Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Classic Label Punch, slot punch or craft knife to cut a slit
  • Hole punch or tag topper Punch (Delightful Tag Topper punch used here)
  • Ribbon
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card

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5-Sided Box

by Natalie O’Shea

Use our free template to create a 5 sided gift box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Printable template
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Patterned paper for layering
  • Punch or die for box top
  • Embellishments
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Fishing Vest

by Gloria Plunkett

Create a shaped card for your favorite fisherman!

Supplies

  • Neutral cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Circle punch or dies (2 1/4" circle punch used here)
  • Scissors
  • Embossing folder (optional – Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Ink for sponging (optional – Soft Suede classic ink used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Gold Foil Sheets, Catch of the Day dies, Gold and Clear Faceted Gems)

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Pocket Portfolio

by Dina Kowal

Create a presentation folder for cards, business info and more!

Supplies

  • Cardstock (full sheet, 8 1/2" x 11”)
  • Scoring board and tool
  • Scissors or trimmer
  • Border die (Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Die Trio used here)
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: round label stickers)

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Punch Board Gift Bag

by Mary Deatherage

Use an envelope punch board to create a small gift bag.

Supplies

  • 12” x 12” patterned paper
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Bone folder
  • Double sided tape (Tear & Tape used here)
  • 1/2” circle punch
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Heart Treat Holder

by Wendy Lee

Create a heart-shaped treat holder that you can share with friends.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 1-1/4” x 11”, 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” (Stampin’ Up!® Mosaic Mood Designer Paper & So Saffron cardstock used here)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Bone Folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla cardstock, Soft Suede ink, Butterfly Duet punch, Tailored Tag punch, glue dots, dimensionals)

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Liquid Shaker Card

by Lindsay Adreon

Capture the sparkle of the ocean in this updated gel card tutorial.

Supplies

  • Zip closure baggie
  • Hair gel (clear works best)
  • Tape adhesive
  • Liquid colorant (optional - Dr. Ph. Martins Liquid Watercolor used here)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Cardstock
  • Frame for shaker (Kat Scrappiness Wood Grain Frame Die used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Joy Clair Stamps Baby Shark Stamp Set, Craftin Desert Divas Ocean Border Dies, Die Cutting Machine, Distress Ink Minis, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Flag Banner Dies, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Dick Blick Studio Brush Markers)

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Mixed Media Smooshing

by Jenny Hall

The basic ink smooshing method (tutorial HERE) is to add ink and water together on a waterproof surface, then dip or “smoosh” the watercolor paper into the fluid for a unique technique result. By using different additions or mix-ins together in the fluid, the watercolor paper picks up the special effects and lends a custom watercolor look.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Strathmore brand used here)
  • Spray bottle with tap water
  • Paper towels
  • Non-porous work surface (Waffle Flower Crafts - Water Media Mat used here)
  • Shimmer paint
  • White pigment ink refill
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Coloring media: watercolor pens/markers, dye ink pads, Distress Oxide sprays, liquid watercolors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Technique panel cut to 4 1/4” x 4 1/2”, corner rounding punch, Penny Black "The Sweetest Sound" cling stamp, Altenew "In My Thoughts" clear set, light gray stamp pad, MISTI stamping tool, heavy cardstock bard base cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, double sided foam tape)

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Magic Envelope Card

by Kelly Acheson

Make a card and envelope in one.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry cardstock & Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do stamp set, Rich Razzleberry & Memento Tuxedo Black inks, )

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Pastel Stencil Press

by Dina Kowal

Create two backgrounds using a stencil and pastels.

Supplies

  • Smooth cardstock or watercolor paper - 2 panels
  • Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs 019157 Psychedelic Swirls used here)
  • Versamark ink
  • Die cutting machine
  • Silicone or rubber embossing pad
  • PanPastels or other chalk/pastel media
  • Soft makeup brush or other applicator
  • Washi tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Impression Obsession DIE694 Sea Life Frame, DIE684 Scuba Divers, DIE797 Crazy Stitched Set, DIE798 Stitched Tag, DIE122 Snow Globe, A13010 Explore cling stamp, CL827 Introverting clear set, black swiss dot ribbon)

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Faux Hardware Embellishments

by France Martin

Use common supplies to create some fun metallic hardware embellishments.

Supplies

  • Embossing powder (silver and black )
  • Stampin' Up!® Dimensionals (double-sided foam adhesive hexagons)
  • Heat tool
  • Paper piercer
  • Hole punch (1/4” and 1/8”)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies uses here: Geared Up Garage stamp set, Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate cardstock, Silver Foil and Wood Texture designer paper, glue dots, Scattered Sequins embossing folder, VersaMark ink, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend)

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Graphite Transfer Paper Deboss

by Lydia Fiedler

Don't want to get your hands inky? Color the background of embossing folders with graphite transfer paper.

Supplies

  • Graphite Transfer Paper

  • Cardstock or Watercolor Paper

  • Embossing Folder

  • Die Cutting Machine

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Stamp Shifting

by Dina Kowal

Use a stamp positioner for some fun effects with repeated images.

Supplies

  • Stamp positioner (MISTI by My Sweet Petunia used here)

  • Border or outline stamps, background stamps with an open design (please see individual card samples for products used)

  • Inks (ColorBox® Dyestress Inkpads used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project



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Layered Vintage Card

by Ana Reese

Use layers of stamping, sponging and ephemera to create a beautiful vintage card.

Supplies

  • Embossing powder (Ranger Clear Embossing Powder used here)
  • Small paint brush
  • Stencil brush
  • Ink blending tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stencil (Tim Holtz Mini Square Gradient used here)
  • Mini stapler (Tim Holtz Mini Stapler used here)
  • Inks (FSJ Black Licorice Ink and Ranger Grey Tinted Embossing Ink, Distress Inks Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, Distress Oxide Spray – Peeled Paint used here)
  • Stamps (Wendy Vecchi- In Love with Art and Stampendous- Spanish Loving Messages used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: FSJ Glaze, foam tape, copper sequins, Tim Holtz Hinge Clips, ART Paper Flower embellishments, Neenah 110# Solar White Cover, Grey cardstock by FSJ, Neenah Vellum paper, scissors, paper trimmer, glue dots, Tim Holtz Paper Dolls)

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3D Frame Display

by Betty Traciak

Make a standing frame with die cut openings.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or double-sided scrapbook paper (Stampin' Up!® Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand and Whisper White Cardstock used here)

  • Score board

  • Tape or strip adhesive

  • Die cutting machine

  • Dies (SU Stitched Labels Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Framelits used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers, Floral Romance Seals, Nature’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals)

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Home-Sweet-Home Mini Album

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Make a photo album that folds up into a decorative house.

Supplies

  • Decorative paper (two at 12” x 12”, two at 4” x 6”, four at 3/4” x 4”, two at 3/4” x 5” - Stampin' Up!® Share What You Love Specialty Paper used here)
  • Cardstock (one at 5” x 8”, two at 1” x 5”, four at 1/2” x 4”, four at 3 3/4” x 5 3/4” (two each of two different colors) - SU Rich Razzleberry, Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Ribbon, two 12” pieces (SU Rich Razzleberry ribbon used here)
  • Two eyelets, punch and setter (Cropadile used here)
  • Border die or punch
  • Scissors
  • 12x12 trimmer
  • Adhesives of choice
  • Clear tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz inks, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Stitched Oval Thinlit Dies, Scallop Punch, Double Butterfly Punch)

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Note Card Clutch

by Chris Slogar

Create a sweet clutch to hold a set of note cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (SU All My Love used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Corner rounder (Envelope Punch Board used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue and SU Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Lovely Lipstick Ribbon, Silver and White Baker’s Twine, Basic Adhesive Sequins, Rhinestones, Forever Lovely Stamp Set, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, 2 ¼” Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lovely Lipstick Ink, Powder Pink Ink, and Soft Sea Foam Ink)

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Trapped Crystal

by Rebecca Ednie

Create an icy or sparkly background using acetate, glitter and clear glaze.

Supplies

  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Acetate (heat resistant is preferred)
  • Glitter of choice (mylar flakes used here)
  • Clear drying gloss adhesive (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Small spoon
  • Clamps (bamboo clothespins used here)
  • Painters or removable tape
  • Hardboard like clipboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

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Nested Portfolio Card

by Deb Valder

Tuck a photo portfolio in the front of an interactive presentation card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Trimmer
  • Scoring tool (or attachment on trimmer)
  • Craft knife
  • Rectangle dies
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Art Impressions watercolor stamps, watercolor paper, watercolor markers, permanent black ink)

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Die Debossed Watercolor

by Dina Kowal

Impress a die into watercolor paper then use the outlines to guide your watercolor painting.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Medioevalis stationery used here)
  • Wafer die (Spellbinders Blooming Roses - Large Die Of The Month Club June 2018 used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Multi-purpose (adjustable) platform
  • Embossing pad and cutting plates
  • Bone folder
  • Watercolor medium (QoR Modern Watercolors used here)
  • Clean water and paintbrush
  • Water mister
  • Heat tool
  • White gesso
  • Ball stylus
  • Colored pencils and sharpener
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Stamp Set, cardstock, adhesive, Polychromos colored pencils)

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Stencil Sponging

by Loll Thompson

Learn the basics for stenciling and shading with sponge daubers.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (or mixed media, watercolor paper, etc.)
  • Stencil (Lovely Large Flower by Studio 490 used here)
  • Inks (Distress inks used here: Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn)
  • Sponge daubers
  • Painter’s tape

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Floral Tag Card

by Becky Roberts

Stamp a matching base and tag for a pretty layered card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock base and quarter sheet (Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream and Bazzill Pale Rose used here)
  • Stamps (Blossom Party from The Stamp Market used here)
  • Dies (Hello Serifs Dies, Jumbo Tag Dies from The Stamp Market used here)
  • Ink pads (Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Olive, Moss, Blush, Rouge and Velvet and Fun Stampers Journey Banana Cream and Pineapple Smoothie used here)
  • Ribbon (Special Day Organza from Fun Stampers Journey used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and Foam Squares used here)

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Acetate Tent Card

by Dina Kowal

Make a tent card with a clear front.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base (Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White cover stock used here)
  • Background panel (quarter sheet of solid or patterned paper, gel print, stamped, stenciled or sponged background, etc.)
  • Scoring tool
  • Border edge die or large shaped die (Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Oval die used here)
  • Strong double sided tape (Scrapbook.com brand used here)
  • Heavy clear sheet (20 mil report cover used here)
  • Dies (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dance For Joy and The Cat’s Pajamas Grass Cutups used here)
  • Sentiment stamp (Impression Obsession C13769 Happy Thoughts used here)
  • Adhesive (Grafix Artist-Tac Dry Adhesive Sheet used here)
  • Ribbon (opt.)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card

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Resourceful Art Journaling

by Helen Gullett

Use everyday objects to create a layered art journal page.

Supplies

  • Mixed Media art journal (Canson brand used here)
  • Matte gel medium (Daler Rowney brand used here)
  • White gesso (Dina Wakley Gesso by Ranger used here)
  • Texture paste (The Crafter's Workshop brand used here)
  • Color misters (Heidi Swapp brand used here)
  • White paint (white acrylic paint + water mixture used here)
  • Gold transfer foil sheet (DecoFoil brand used here)
  • Household objects to add texture (toilet paper roll, bubble wrap, coffee cup sleeve, tissue paper, dried inky baby wipes, plastic knife)
  • Scissors
  • Heat tool
  • Baby wipes
  • Bone folder
  • Watercolor crayons (Stabilo Woody brand used here)
  • Waterbrush (ADORNit brand used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Graciellie Design digital sentiment, brayer used here)

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Framed Diecut Decor

by Kelly Acheson

Frame your diecuts for a lovely decor item.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick used here)
  • Patterned papers (SU All My Love Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Dies (SU Large Letter Framelits Dies, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies and Stitched Shapes Framelits used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals used here)
  • Picture frame (sized to fit your project – 8” x 8” frame used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (SU supplies used here: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stamping Sponge, Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Scissors, Bow Maker)

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Valentine Tea Light

by Twila Davis

Create a valentine tea light holder with a matching mat.

Supplies

  • Cardstock: red, white (Stampin' Up!® Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White used here)
  • Vellum (SU brand used here)
  • Themed designer paper (SU All My Love Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Score board
  • Die cutting machine
  • Heart dies (SU Be Mine Stitched Framelits used here)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Battery tea light
  • Pencil

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Stacked Stencils

by Dina Kowal

Use two stencils together to create a pattern within a pattern.

Supplies

  • Card panel (Canson XL Series Recycled Bristol Paper – smooth side – used here)
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Stencils (A Colorful Life Designs stencils used here: 018119 Sweater Knit, 017120 Grunge Dots; 018141 Stencil Stacker Rectangle, 017115 Doodle Wheels)
  • Inks (Impression Obsession Hybrid inks (Chartreuse, Lime) and Colorbox Premium Dye inks (Dandelion, Coral) used here)
  • Applicators (toothbrush style makeup brushes used here)
  • Washi tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the projects (Impression Obsession F13749 Fascinator Guinea Pig, WP898 Chocolate Builder clear set, F13755 Girlfriends Silhouette, C13760 Being There, Versafine Onyx Black ink, foam sheet, Spellbinders shape dies, Copic markers, Stampendous detail white embossing powder, Scor-Pal)

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Ice Rink

by France Martin

Create a chilly winter scene with a icy pond.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Stampin’ Up® brand used here)
  • Watercolor medium (SU watercolor pencils and ink used here)
  • Watercolor brush (SU Aqua Painter used here)
  • Scenic stamps (SU Lovely As A Tree set used here)
  • Liquid glue or other glaze that dries clear and glossy (SU Fine Tip Glue used here)
  • Embossing paste (SU Shimmery White Embossing Paste used here)
  • Palette knives
  • Ink (SU Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, In the Woods Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Beauty Abounds stamp set, Aqua Painter )

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Yupo Winter Scene

by Ana Reese

Use alcohol inks to create this winter scene.

Supplies

  • Yupo® synthetic paper
  • Alcohol inks (Pool and Turquoise alcohol inks by Ranger used here)
  • Rubbing alcohol, Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
  • Wide paint brush
  • Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker by Ranger
  • Mixatives (Gunmetal, Silver, and Snow Cap Mixatives by Ranger used here)
  • Alcohol-compatible ink (Gina K Amalgam Ink used here)
  • Stamps (Altenew Holiday Wishes and Inkadinkado Trees used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Ranger Glossy Accents, foam tape, translucent sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Neenah 110# Solar White Cover)

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Treat Sliders

by Chris Slogar

Ribbon pulls reveal the treat inside this special holder.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Poppy Parade, Garden Green and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (SU Santa’s Workshop used here)
  • 1/2” circle punch
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Up! Tear & Tape and Dimensionals used here)
  • Instant coffee packs or other treat
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Poppy Parade Ribbon, Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes, Rhinestones, Candy Cane Season Stamp Set and Builder Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Poppy Parade Ink, and Garden Green Ink)

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Paper Pendants

by Dina Kowal

Layer watercolor paper to create this sturdy charm or embellishment.

Supplies

  • Heavy watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press 140# paper used here)
  • Shaped die (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Tea Pots Etched Dies used here)
  • Liquid glue or matte gel medium (Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue used here)
  • Coloring medium (QoR watercolors and Polychromos colored pencils used here)
  • 1/16” hole punch
  • Nail file
  • Clear varnish or acrylic glaze (Sculpey Gloss Glaze used here)
  • Jump rings, wire and beads (7mm ring, and 8 mm glass bead used here)
  • Jewelry pliers
  • 36” cording (1.5mm black round leather cord used here)

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Assembly Line Stamping

by Lisa Foster

Try these tips for mass producing cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Night of Navy, Silver Foil and Whisper White, scraps of Night of Navy used here)
  • Ink (SU Night of Navy used here)
  • Stamps (SU His Light and Star of Light used here)
  • Die cuts (SU Starlight dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: strong liquid adhesive, craft mat, sponge, white envelopes, acrylic blocks, tape runner, adhesive-backed foam dimensionals. Pre-cut card bases if desired as an alternative.)

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Tissue Paper Bokeh

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a stunning bokeh effect with die cut tissue paper.

Supplies

  • Circle dies or punches ( 3-4 sizes - Hero Arts Nesting Circle Dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine (if using dies)
  • Tissue paper (purple, light blue, & white used here)
  • Matte gel medium (The Crafter's Workshop used here)
  • Foam brush
  • Heavy weight white cardstock A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")(110 lb. used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Joy Clair Stamps Hello Sentiments & Snowy Greetings stamp sets, CDD Holiday Border Dies, Tonic Studios Mixed Rectangle Dies, & Simon Says Stamp Celebration Time die sets used here)

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Geometric Wreath

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Mask with circle die cuts to create a beautiful modern wreath.

Supplies

  • White cardstock (Neenah used here)
  • Circle dies (MFT Die Namics used here)
  • Masking paper or sticky notes (Inkadinkado/Scotch brand used here)
  • Red and green inks (Catherine Pooler inks used here)
  • Ink blenders/sponge daubers (Tsukineko brand used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Catherine Pooler sentiment stamp, star confetti, adhesive)

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Wreath Stamping

by Dina Kowal

Learn several techniques for turning your stamps into a kaleidoscope of color.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Stamps (listed below with each finished sample)
  • Inks, preferably small pads (Impression Obsession hybrid inks and ColorBox® Premium Dye Mini Inkpads used here)
  • Templates (Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Template and Cyndie’s Amazing Templates used here)
  • Shaped dies (Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Circles and Quickutz Hexagon nesting dies used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (listed below with each finished sample)

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Gel Impressionism Foiled Collage

by Lydia Fiedler

In a fun update to the serendipity technique, create a foiled collage.

Supplies

  • Gel Press print, background or patterned paper (Print from this technique used here)

  • Glue (Tombow Mono Multi used here)

  • Craft foil (Silver Deco Foil used here)

  • Dies or punches (Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies used here)

  • Old toothbrush

  • Collage medium or gel medium (optional)

  • Bone folder or old credit card

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Frosted Trees

by France Martin

Create a frosty shimmer with stamped paint.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’Up!® Whisper White, Night of Navy and Pool Party used here)
  • Shimmer, pearl, or metallic paint (SU Frost White paint used here)
  • Ink (SU Night of Navy and Pool Party inks used here)
  • Detailed stamp image (Sheltering Tree by Stampin’Up! used here)
  • Stamp positioner
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Still Night and Spirited Snowmen stamp sets, Swirls and Curls embossing folder, 1”, 1 1/4", and 1 1/2" circle punches, sponge, sticky note)

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Ghost Stamping

by Dina Kowal

Combine inks for a ghosted background print.

Supplies

  • White pigment ink, chalk or watermark ink (Clearsnap® ColorBox® Popcorn Chalk Ink and TopBoss® WaterMark ink used here)
  • Dye ink pads or sprays (Clearsnap Blendable Dye inks and ColorBox Spritzers used here)
  • White cardstock or Bristol (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White #80 used here)
  • Stamps (used here: Impression Obsession CC329 Leaf Ledger, WP685 Layered Maple clear set, D13611 Raven Silhouette, D13594 Treat the World, CL327 (discontinued), CL886 Monster Mash; ColorBox Jumbo Swirls Molding Mat and Scribbles Mini Molding Mat)
  • Stencils (ColorBox Disco Art Screens Trio used here)
  • Ink applicators (Ranger Ink Blending Tool used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8, A2 Matting Basics and Classic Circles dies, Scor-Buddy, Impression Obsession DIE299 All-in-One Frames - Circles, ColorBox Black Bean Premium Dye ink, Clarity Stencil Brush)

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Paper Wreath

by Betty Traciak

Make a paper wreath using an embroidery hoop.

Supplies

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper, cut to 6” X 12”
  • 4-inch diameter wooden embroidery hoop
  • Tape adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Grid paper (optional)
  • Embellishments
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: for 1/4" Strip Wreath - Festive Farmhouse paper, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack; for 3/8” Strip Wreath - Festive Farmhouse paper; for 1/2” Strip Wreath - Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss Ink Refill, Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

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Drunken Watercolor Powders

by Jenny Hall

Use rubbing alcohol with watercolor powders for a uniquely blended background.

Supplies

  • Glossy cardstock cut to fit stamped image
  • Mister bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol (70% used here)
  • Watercolor powders (Brusho Crystal Colour used here)
  • Paper towels
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: VersaMark stamp pad, heat tool, anti-static bag, gold embossing powder, Beautiful Promenade stamp set, Beautiful Layers Thinlits dies, Big Shot, Whisper White cardstock, Sahara Sand stamp pad, Gold Faceted Gems, tape runner adhesive, double sided foam adhesive)

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Shutter Gate Fold

by Mary Deatherage

This gate fold opens to reveal a hidden panel.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Suede and Cajun Craze used here)
  • Patterned paper (SU Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Score tool (optional - Simply Scored used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (SU Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals used here)
  • Scissors
  • Die cutting machine
  • Circle dies or punches
  • Craft ruler and/or grid paper
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Country Home stamp set; Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes Framelits; Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow inks, Stampin’ Blends – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate; Nature’s Twine in Blackberry Bliss)

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Marker Marbling

by Lindsay Adreon

Use water-based markers and acetate for this marbling technique.

Supplies

  • White or cream cardstock cut to A2 size
  • Acetate - large enough to cover cardstock
  • Watercolor brush markers (3-4 coordinating colors. Spectrum Aqua Markers used here)
  • Water mister
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Inspired By Stamping “Fresh Bouquet” and “Summer Bouquet” clear stamp sets used here)

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Gift Card Wallet

by Chris Slogar

Use a punch board to create this unique gift card presentation.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow used here)
  • Designer paper (Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse used here)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool (optional – Simply Scored used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Up! Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Braided Linen Trim, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Dashing Deer Stamp Set and Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, 1 ¾” and 2” Circle Punches, Mossy Meadow Ink, Crumb Cake Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink)

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Designer Paper Gift Bag

by Kelly Acheson

Make a gift bag out of scrapbook paper.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue used here)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Other supplies as neededto complete the project: (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, Metallic Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Bone Folder, Piercing Mat)

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Painted Wood Burning

by Helen Gullett

Use a digital stamp as a pattern for your wood burning design.

Supplies

  • Freezer paper, cut to 8 1/2” x 11”
  • Digital stamp or other template (Stay Strong digital set by Graciellie Design used here)
  • Inkjet printer
  • Wood piece (Walnut Hollow Natural Basswood Country Round used here)
  • Wooden spoon or other burnishing tool
  • Painter’s tape
  • Wood burning tool (Plaid Wood Burning and Stencil Cutting Tool used here)
  • Heat resistant mat (optional)
  • Craft paints
  • Brushes
  • Baby wipes

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Faux Leather Wallet

by France Martin

Treat cardstock with glycerin for this faux leather project.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock used here)
  • Glycerin
  • Water
  • Spritz bottle
  • Permanent ink (StazOn Jet Black ink used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Sewing Machine (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: One Wild Ride stamp set, Soft Suede ink)

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Coffee Filter Prints

by Dina Kowal

Use coffee filters to transfer watercolor powders to photo paper.

Supplies

  • Craft sheet
  • Coffee filters
  • Watercolor powders (Brusho and Color Burst used here)
  • Water mister
  • Glossy photo paper (HP glossy inkjet paper used here)
  • Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop® Ring Doily Stencil Template used here)
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession stamps CL577 Maya, E13710 Curtsy Silhouette, C13499 Happy Everything, C13433 Never Give Up, Hero Arts May 2018 My Monthly Hero kit, Spellbinders August 2018 Small Die of the Month kit, Little Boys at Play die, Darice® 4.25 x 5.75 Embossing Folder: Wire Fence)

Step-by-Step

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Daisy Punch Dress Card

by Shannon Cole

Use daisy petals to make a fancy skirt.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base (Stampin’ Up!® Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla cardstock used here)
  • Daisy shaped punch or die (SU Daisy Punch used here)
  • Stamp image with a dress or skirt (SU Daisy Delight and Beautiful You stamp sets used here)
  • Decorative paper (SU Delightful Daisy DSP used here)
  • Adhesive (Liquid Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Snail Permanent Adhesive used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Pretty Label Punch, Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, Ruffled Textured embossing folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin' Blends Marker Collection, Memento ink)

Step-by-Step

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Center Step Gift Card

by Wendy Lee

Tuck a gift inside this fancy fold card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 4” x 5 1/4” (Stampin’ Up!® Gray Granite and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Night of Navy & Whisper White cardstock, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper, Night of Navy & Gray Granite ink, Stitched Labels Framelit dies, Elephant Builder punch, 1/8” Sheer white ribbon, Twinkle adhesive backed sequins, Dimensionals)

Step-by-Step

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Designer Gift Clutch

by Deb Valder

Create a classy gift presentation with pretty papers.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey® Good Life Prints, Rustic Rose and Whip Cream cardstock used here)
  • Scoring board
  • Corner rounder
  • Crease tool
  • Scissors
  • Mini Velcro® dot
  • or other closure
  • Adhesive (FSJ White Liner Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Craft Glue, and Tape Runner used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (FSJ products used here: die cutting machine, Doily die, Mini Create a Bow die, Cottage Flowers, adhesive pearls)

Step-by-Step

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Wood Mounts in the MISTI

by Dina Kowal

Use blocks to create a corner jig for your stamp positioner.

Supplies

  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Duplo blocks - 4 rectangles, 2 squares
  • Wood mounted stamp (All Night Media 780J Classic Pooh used for demo - discontinued)
  • Cardstock

Step-by-Step

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Double Masking

by Dina Kowal

Use two masking techniques on this CAS card.

Supplies

  • White cardstock (110# Neenah Classic Crest cover stock used here)
  • Outline stamp image (Whimsy Stamps Bunny Balloons clear set used here)
  • Paper for masking
  • Scissors
  • Removable contact paper (Con-Tact® Self-Adhesive Shelf Liner, Clear Matte used here)
  • Shaped die (Quickutz circle die used here)
  • Masking tape
  • Ink (Impression Obsession hybrid inks used here)
  • Stencil (optional, istencils BAMS 2036 cloud stencil used here)
  • Stencil brush or sponges (Clarity stencil brush used here)
  • Coloring medium (optional, Caran d’Ache Pablo colored pencils used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (MISTI stamp positioner)

Step-by-Step

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Mitered Frame

by Betty Traciak

Use double-sided cardstock to create a framed panel.

Supplies

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper (Stampin' Up!® Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Tape or adhesive runner
  • Scissors
  • Score board
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Jar of Love stamp set, Whisper White Cardstock, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Old Olive Classic Inks, Everyday Jars Framelits)

Step-by-Step

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Embossed Wood Pendants

by Dina Kowal

Create a handmade pendant with a raised pattern.

Supplies

Step-by-Step

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Double Triangle Fold

by Dawn Olchefske

Cut a sheet of cardstock at an angle to create 2 of these fun fold cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Whisper White cardstock (8-1/2" x 11") used here)
  • Decorative paper (SU Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/4") used here)
  • Trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (SU supplies used here: Dandelion Wishes stamp set, Melon Mambo ink, Whisper White and Melon Mambo cardstock, 2” Circle punch, Starburst punch, Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon, Basic Rhinestone jewels)

Step-by-Step

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Gel Plate Impressionism

by Lydia Fiedler

Create impressionistic images with a gel plate, alcohol and Distress Oxides.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Gel printing plate (3x5 Gel Press plate used here)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spray bottle
  • Stamps (Altenew Sketchy Cities America used here)
  • Dye or pigment ink (Versafine Clair Pinecone used here)

Step-by-Step

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Black Ice Technique

by Melissa Kerman

Layer inks on foil paper for a beautiful effect.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Rooted In Nature Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!® used here)
  • Foil sheet (Silver foil sheet by Stampin’ Up! used here)
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Archival Black or Jet Black StazOn ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU Basic Black, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock used here)

Step-by-Step

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Coffee Painting

by Beth Rush

Use coffee as a painting medium.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper
  • Waterbrush or paintbrush
  • Coffee
  • Heat tool
  • Stamp positioner
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® Coffee Café stamp set, Early Espresso and Soft Sky cardstock, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake inks)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Brew coffee and let it dry out in a paint palette or small container. Add a little coffee to the container each day for a few days to get a nice amount for projects.

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Impossible Card

by Dina Kowal

Make two variations of this mind-bending card with a quarter sheet of cardstock.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Trimmer or scissors
  • Scoring board
  • Patterned paper
  • Adhesive
  • Die (Impression Obsession DIE569-YY Baby Giraffe dies used here)
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession CS861 Mini Peekers clear set, WP771 Baby Giraffe clear set, colored pencils, Copic markers)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Prepare a card base. Here, a quarter sheet of cardstock is used (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").

    NOTE:
    These cards can be made with any size base.

  2. Step 2

    Score down the center of the panel (scored at 2 1/8" on the short side here).

  3. Step 3

    Make a cut down to the score line from one long side. For practical purposes and ease of measurement, the cut is centered here at 2 3/4”.

    NOTE:
    This cut does not have to be centered - it just needs to be in between the cuts made in step 4.

  4. Step 4

    From the other long edge of the panel, make 2 cuts down to the score line. Here, the cuts are made 1” from each end.

    NOTE:
    These cuts don’t have to be exact, but these measurements give good stability to the card.

  5. After cutting, the card base should look like this.

  6. Step 5

    Holding one side of the card still, flip the other side down on the score line (fold one narrow cut and the center cut down, and the half panel cut up). In the photo, the left side was flipped down, but you could start with the right.

  7. Fold only the center panel back up at the score line.

    The basic card base is completed.

  8. Step 6

    Cut patterned paper into layering panels for the card. These should be 1/4” smaller (each way) than each card half, measuring from the single center cut line. The panels here are each 2 1/2" x 4”.

  9. Cut across the panel to create a layering piece for the larger area on each side (2 1/2” x 1 7/8” here). From the remaining piece, cut a piece 3/4" wide. This will cover the score line and layer the smaller strip (see photo in Step 7).

    NOTE:

    If you are matching a pattern in the paper, take care to position your paper correctly when you cut.

  10. Step 7

    Prepare a focal panel for the center standing piece. The panel here is 3 1/2" x 2 1/8”. Layering pieces are 3 1/4” x 1 7/8” and 3” x 1 5/8”.

    Prepare a horizontal strip panel to go across the open area of the base. This can be optional, but it does add stability to the base.

  11. A second horizontal piece can be added if desired.

  12. Step 8

    Complete the project. The center panel will fold flat for mailing. The back of this panel can also be decorated.

  13. Step 9

    To create a card with a partial die cut center, score down the center of the card base as before. This card base is 5” square, scored at 2 1/2”.

  14. Step 10

    Measure your die of choice to determine the width of your center panel, allowing for a reasonable width on either side. Remember, 1” is a good width for these cuts, but they can also be wider or narrower depending on your card design.

    The die for the sample is just under 3” wide.

    NOTE:
    Be sure that the die you choose will provide enough stability for the central piece. It should be at least 1” wide where it meets the score line.

  15. Step 11

    Mark a line on either side of the center panel. Here, a 3” panel is needed in the center, so the lines are marked at 1” and 4”.

  16. Cut on the lines, up to the center score line.

  17. Step 12

    Position the die in the center panel, and tape it in place.

  18. To die cut, lay the panel and die down on a cutting plate. Position the top cutting plate so it just covers the die above the score line. Run the sandwich through a die cutting machine. The die will only cut where the 2 plates put pressure on it together.

  19. Step 13

    Align a ruler with the center score line of the card. Using a craft knife, cut along the score line from the die cut line out to the cuts made in step 11b to remove the negative die cut.

  20. Step 14

    Find the center of the die cut area. Mark a line to that point from the uncut side.

  21. Cut on the line, up to the center score line.

    NOTE:

    This line does not need to be in the center of the card.

  22. Step 15

    Holding one side of the card still, flip the other side down on the score line (fold one narrow cut and the center cut down, and the half panel cut up). In the photo, the left side was flipped down, but you could start with the right.

  23. Fold only the center (die cut) panel back up at the score line.

    The basic card base is completed.

  24. Step 16

    Create layering panels as before. Measure each area to determine size – each panel will be different if the single cut is not centered.

  25. Step 17

    Add a focal image and horizontal panel(s). Decorate as desired.

  26. Step 18

    Complete the project.

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Nail Polish Marbling

by Kyra Sanders

Use nail polish to create a marbled effect.

Supplies

  • Disposable container, large enough for cardstock
  • Water, about 1/2 inch of depth
  • Nail polish (several colors, any brand, any quality)
  • Stir stick (coffee stirrer used here)
  • Cardstock cut to size
  • Tweezers
  • Drying space
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable gloves (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful You stamp set used here)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Prepare a container for the technique, filling with about a 1/2 inch of water. Cut cardstock to size.

    Slowly pour nail polish over the surface of the water in the disposable container.

  2. Step 2

    Repeat Step 1 with additional colors.

  3. Step 3

    Use a craft stick or other stirrer to gently stir the polish for a swirly blend.

  4. Step 4

    Gently lay the cardstock over the surface of the water and tap lightly to ensure good contact with the polish.

  5. Step 5

    Lift out the cardstock.

  6. Lay it aside to dry.

  7. Step 6

    Use the beautifully marbled piece to complete a project.

    Some ideas include die cutting the marbled paper, using the paper to piece any image, or cutting it up in shapes and strips for your project.

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Skyline Stamping

by Kim Jolley

Use stamps to create an abstract cityscape.

Supplies

  • Water-based inks (Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up!® Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo used here)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamps (SU Waterfront stamp set used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Watercolor brush
  • Clear Wink of Stella brush pen
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU Sunshine Wishes Thinlits dies, die cutting machine, black and white cardstock, multipurpose liquid glue)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Prepare a piece of watercolor paper (4 1/8” by 5 3/8” here).

    TIP:
    140 lb. paper works well for card projects.

  2. Step 2

    Draw a pencil line across the paper where you wish your horizon line to be. This will be the “ground” the bottom of your buildings will rest on.

  3. Step 3

    Using a stamp similar to the one shown, ink and stamp repeatedly with a light color using first and second generation images (Daffodil Delight ink used here).

  4. Stamp above and below the horizon line as shown.

    TIP:
    If you don’t have a similar stamp, use a wet brush to apply ink directly to the paper.

  5. Step 4

    Soften the stamped images with a brush that is slightly wet with water.

  6. Dry the area using heat tool.

  7. Step 5

    Repeat steps 3 and 4, using second and third generation images above the previous stamping (Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo ink used here).

    NOTE:
    The second and third generation images keep the sky a bit lighter than stamping with first generation (first inking of stamp).

  8. Soften the colors as you go, using a brush that is slightly wet with water.

  9. Step 6

    Make sure images are dry after using heat tool.

    Before proceeding, determine which way is “up” on the panel.

  10. Step 7

    Stamp a sun in the upper sky with a first generation inked stamp and the reflection below with second generation inked image (Crushed Curry ink used here).

  11. Step 8

    Using washi tape, secure the watercolor paper to your stamping surface.

  12. Secure a piece of scrap paper on top of watercolor paper, using the horizon line as your guide.

  13. Step 9

    Ink up a stamp similar to the one shown with black dye ink. Stamp along the horizon line/edge of scrap paper. Approximately half of the lower edge of image will be on your scrap paper, as the scrap paper acts as a mask.

  14. Blend the ink with your slightly wet brush.

  15. Step 10

    Keeping the scrap paper in place, use a stamp like the one shown to stamp first and second generation (and sometimes 3rd generation) images to create the look of tall buildings.

  16. The second and third generation images give the illusion of buildings in the distance.

    TIP:

    If you don’t have a similar stamp, use the back side of a long, narrow clear stamp.

  17. Step 11

    Stamp as many images as you want to create your skyline. Use a damp brush to go over some of the buildings to alter the appearance a bit.

    Dry with a heat tool and remove the scrap paper.

  18. Step 12

    Turn the watercolor paper upside down. Place scrap paper over the buildings you have just stamped, along the same horizon line, and secure with washi tape.

  19. You will be using second and third generation images to create the reflection.

    NOTE:
    Don’t worry about making the buildings “match” the top buildings exactly.

  20. Step 13

    Go over the buildings a bit to smooth or soften them with a slightly wet brush.

  21. Step 14

    Brush Clear Wink of Stella over all buildings. Use a heat tool after this step to make sure the buildings are dry.

  22. Step 15

    Use a white gel pen to create the suggestion of windows. No precision is necessary for this step, just make little dashes with your pen on the buildings. Do this on the top buildings and lightly on the reflection.

  23. Using the same gel pen, go over the horizontal stamped image a few times with long horizontal lines. It almost gives the suggestion of sidewalks.

  24. Step 16

    Embellish as desired.

    For the sample, two layered die cuts were added. Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the word before adhering to the card front.

  25. Step 17

    Complete the project.

    For the sample, black cardstock was used as a base, with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the interior.

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