Mixed Bunch Fun

At a workshop the other day, we made a card using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom Punch. We did a little simpler version of this card, but I loved my stepped-up version.

Mixed Bunch Fancy

We used Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock. We stamped the “Happy Birthday” in Elegant Eggplant, the flowers in Daffodil Delight, and the flower centers in Calypso Coral.  The centers were stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then punched out with our cute 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I attached the buttons from the Sale-a-bration catalog. I ran the Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. The flowers were punched out with the Blosssom punch and adhered with Dimensionals. Enjoy!

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Two Tags Box

At one of Stampin’ Up!’s regional seminars for demonstrators, we made this cute little box. I decided to make another one for a friend and thought you might like to see how it was done.
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Let’s start out with Calypso Coral card stock and the Two Tags die. I cut two of the Two Tags die using the Big Shot. I used the Blossom punch and punched out two flowers from the Calypso Coral card stock and one flower from the First Edition Designer Series Paper. I stamped some Delicate Doilies on the flowers using Calypso Coral ink just to add a little something to the flower. I stamped Flowering Flourishes in Gumball Green on the First Edition paper flower. I crunched up the First Edition flower and layered all the flowers together. I added the Gumball Green Dahlia in the middle.

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Next I cut another piece of Calypso Coral card stock at 2-7/8″ x 6-3/4″, score at 2″ and 4-3/4″, and then at 1/2″ and 2-3/8″. Check out the sketch below for a sample.Two Tags Sketch

The dotted lines are the score lines. You will need to cut notches as shown to make it easier to create your box.

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So this is what you should have. Crease the score lines. Assemble your box. This is one of the times I wish I had a video. Basically, you fold up the notched piece and attach each tag to a side. Sorry, I didn’t get a photo, but I have faith that you can figure it out.

Finally, cut a piece of First Edition Designer Series Paper at 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Stamp again with the Flowering Flourishes stamp in Gumball Green. Crunch it up and add to the front of your box. Attach your flower.

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I stamped Happy Birthday from the Create a Cupcake stamp set in Gumball Green on Whisper White card stock and wrapped it around a toothpick. Now I just need to add the goodies.

 

3D Elegant Butterfly

I participated in a Technique Challenge the other day. We were to creat a 3D item. These are fun and easy to do. You do have to make sure you start with a punch, framelit or Big Shot die that is symmetrical. I haven’t played much with the new Elegant Butterfly Punch, so it was time to pull it out!

3-D Butterfly 001First I punched 4 butterflies from the Brights Designer Series Paper collection using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.

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I then scored and folded 3 of the butterflies as shown. Next comes the fun part — creating the 3D butterfly.

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I love using our Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It gives you a little wiggle room when gluing the wings together. I glued one butterfly wing to another butterfly wing. Then I glued a third butterfly wing to the previous two, so it will look like the butterfly in the photo below. 

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I then placed glue on the back of the final butterfly and placed by dimensional butterfly on top of it.

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This is the butterfly as it looks when completed. I, of course, felt it needed a bit of bling, so I added 4 of Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the butterfly. Below is the finished card.

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I embossed the Pumpkin Pie card base with our Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I used the Blossom Punch to punch out the Whisper White card stock and ran the blossom through the Big Shot using a retired Embossing Folder. The Early Espresso card stock was trimmed using the Adorning Accents Edgelit. The “Thank You” is from the Curly Cute stamp set and was embossed with White Embossing Powder. The 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon was then added.

Try some 3D art with punches or Big Shot dies soon. It really makes a card pop!

Playing around

I had a few minutes the other night and found a piece of card stock that I had stamped a different flower on from the Bright Blossoms stamp set. I couldn’t bare to throw it away, so I created this cute tag to be added to a gift bag.

Here is the how-to:

  • Using the Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry markers, I colored my stamp and then huffed and puffed and stamped on Whisper White card stock.
  • I then took the Scallop Edge Border Punch and punched along the side of the stamped image and a piece of Island Indigo card stock.
  • I created a tag from Tangerine Tango card stock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
  • I punched a piece of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper using the Blossom Punch. This punch is available in our Occasions Mini Catalog.
  • I attached the blossom to the tag with Snail, attached the two scalloped pieces together, and then attached those pieces to the tag using Dimensionals.
  • Don’t forget the cute little Basic Pearl in the middle of the flower!

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