Wrapped in Plaid Mini Pizza Box

I’m finally getting a few minutes to post another project for you.  Today, I’m featuring a Wrapped in Plaid Mini Pizza Box.  The past couple of weeks have been busy with travel and family so blog time dropped on the priority list.  Actually, I hauled my laptop with me on my travels but spending time with family became more important.  I am sure you’ve likely experienced times when you had plans that were altered due to obligations.  I’m glad that I had the opportunity to visit my parents during this holiday season.  Just hoping our internet stays on so I can complete this blog – it’s been stubborn the past few days! 

You’re going to love this project, a Wrapped in Plaid Mini Pizza Box.  It’s perfect packaging for treats or small gifts and best of all, it’s quick to make.  The blue plaid paper from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper pack was selected.  I love the combination of Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce.  The sentiment, Merry and Bright, is from the Everything Festive Stamp set.  Notice the ribbon?  It’s the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon that is colored using the Dark Shaded Stampin’ Blend marker.  I just love that the Stampin’ Blends work perfectly to color ribbons for coordinating with projects.

Embellished Mini Pizza Box

Details:
  1. To cover the Mini Pizza Box, cut one piece of the Designer Series Paper 3-1/4″ x 3″1/4″ for the top.  Cut 4 pieces 3/4″ x 3’1/4″ to attach to the side panels of the mini pizza box.  Assemble mini pizza box and attach the designer series paper using Snail Adhesive.
  2. Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce Classic Pad and cut with the large circle Stitched Shapes die.  Cut a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper using a large scallop die from the Layering Circles Dies.  Attach the sentiment layer to the gold glimmer using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Embellish with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
  3. Using the Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends, color approximately 18″ of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Wrap ribbon around box and tie a bow – but first fill box with goodies or a small gift.  
  4. Finish the gift by adding the sentiment to the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The mini pizza boxes can easily be altered for any occasion by changing the Designer Series Paper.  So look through your paper stash!

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A Very Special Birthday!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll recall past birthday cards for my friend’s mother, Ms. Lorraine.  This year was a very special birthday for Ms. Lorraine.  She celebrated turning 100 years old!!!  Naturally, it required an extra special birthday card.  There were a variety of sentiments to add to the card so the double Z-fold with extra panels offered a perfect design.  You’ll notice the card uses a combination of current and discontinued Stampin’ Up! products.  The discontinued products includes the Number of Years and Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Sets.   With such a milestone, the numbers definitely should be front and center.   Though I often do not keep non-current products, there are certain stamp sets and bundles that are must haves forever.   The Number of Years is one such set!  And Picture Perfect Birthday is a favorite. The other card elements are from the Bird Ballad Suite.

The front of the card and envelope.Special Birthday Card for 100th Year

A view of the interior side panels.

The back of the card and the envelope flap.

 

Details for the card:

As you note from the photos above, almost all of the panels front and back have decor.  For a handwritten sentiment, a panel on the back works perfectly.  Notice the envelope?  As an extra touch, both the front and back of the envelope are stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Tip:  To avoid the blends from bleeding through the envelope, insert a scrap of paper behind the image before coloring.

For the card base, use Pool Party cardstock.  Then on the card base, build layers using Daffodil Delight cardstock with an additional layer of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper on the panels.  For the interior z-panels, the Daffodil Delight layer has panels of Whisper White cardstock.  The stamp sets, Stitched All Around and Picture Perfect Birthday, provide perfect interior sentiments.  Fussy cut the bird and flowers to embellish the card panels.  The words, Happy Birthday, are from the A Wish for Everything Stamp Set.  Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a touch of bling to the flowers.  To match the The Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the card base, a dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends easily does the job!  

Another tip:  when creating a card, look at all of your stamp sets and mix/match to fit the occasion.

As my husband and I were traveling on a bucket list trip, we were not able to attend the celebration for Ms.Lorraine.  I understand that she loved the card!

Hope you have a great weekend.  We’re finally getting Fall like temperatures so I’m looking forward to enjoying the outdoors!

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

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Free Skate

At last month’s Shoebox Swap, I was able to make this beautiful Free Skate card.  The purpose of the swap was for demonstrators to make and share projects from the Holiday Catalog.  We each brought all the precut materials to use for stamping and assembling our design. This allowed us to create a variety of cards in just a couple of hours .  Today’s card uses the Free Skate Bundle.  The bundle includes the Free Skate Cling Stamp Set and the Detailed Skate Dies. The card also showcases the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I would like to thank the card designer, Jamie Lavender, for the beautiful layout and product selection.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  

Free Skate

Card Details:
  • Card base is Pretty Peacock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″).
  • For the next layer, cut a piece of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Use the Detailed Skate Dies to cut the skate.  The skate base and ties are cut from Pretty Peacock cardstock.  The lacy pattern on the skate uses Whisper White cardstock and the skate blades are Gold Foil paper.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the layers to the skate base.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the Holly.  Color the holly leaves with the Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.  
  • Cut the sentiment piece using the Stitched Labels Dies and attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Add Red Rhinestones to the berries on the holly.
  • Finish the card by adding the skate to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Simple Halloween Card

Are you looking for a simple Halloween Card to make?  This card has you covered!  The beauty of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper are the wonderful designs to use on craft creations.  Notice the Designer Series Paper panel on the card below?  It’s a bookshelf with interesting book titles and is one of my favorite papers from the package.  With the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, you can easily take your card “up a notch” by adding texture to one of the card layers. 

Monster Bash Halloween Card

Card Details:
  • Card Base is Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Using a  3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, texture embellish using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach a 5″ x 2″ piece of Monster Mash Designer Series Paper to the lower half of the texture embossed Crushed Curry cardstock.  Before adding to the Basic Black layer, wrap Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon across the card front where the Designer Series Paper and Crushed Curry cardstock meet.  (refer to photo)
  • Punch the girl ghoul image from the Monster Mash Designer Series Paper with the 2″ circle punch.  Add to top of the card using Snail Adhesive.
  • Complete the card front by stamping the  sentiment  from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set with Memento black onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a couple of the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes as an embellishment around the sentiment.

See how simple it is to make this card!  The only stamping is for the sentiment.  

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It’s a Monster Bash!

Since Labor Day has come and gone, it signals the transition from summer into fall celebrations.  So despite having temperatures near 100 this week, the monthly card class theme was projects focusing on Fall and Halloween.  One such project is a Halloween card.  It features products from the Monster Bash product bundle.  The Monster Bash Suite is full of coordinating products that will help you prepare for fun Halloween festivities.  Today’s card features the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set, the Ornate Frames Dies, the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  You can purchase the entire Monster Bash Suite (Item #153485).   It includes all the materials on the featured card plus the Coffin Treat Boxes, Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.  Or if you prefer, the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and the coordinating Ornate Frames can be purchased in the Spooktacular Bash Bundle

Monster Bash Card Card Details:
  • To form card base, cut Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  • The next layer is Crushed Curry cardstock (5-1/4″x 4″).  To texture emboss the panel, use the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment and the vampire using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  TIP: Use the Stamparatus when stamping (especially for the vampire) so you can double stamp to get a complete stamped image.  After stamping, cut the shapes using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, cut a scroll frame from Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Attach the vampire to the scroll using Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a 2-7/8″x 2-7/8″ square of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Attach it to a 3″ x 3″ square of Basic Black cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Wrap black ribbon around the square and tie into a knotted bow.  Adhere to the card front using adhesive.  
  • Finish card front by adding the vampire scroll and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the look, stamp the envelope and the card interior with some of the fun stamps from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set! 

You’ll have lots of fun creating Halloween projects with the Monster Bash Suite of products!  

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More Dino Days!

Yes, it’s more Dino Days and today I’m featuring a card from this month’s class.  The card features the Dino Days Bundle which includes the Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies. In addition, the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper provides the perfect background.  The Pteradyctal, with it’s wingspread, goes perfectly with the sentiment.  I have had great fun creating projects with this bundle and can assure you, I will be posting more Dino projects in the future!

Dino Days Pterodactyl Card

Card Details:
  1. Create card base using Pretty Peacock cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″).  Card is an oblong, right side opening card.
  2. Layer a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Dinoroar Designer Series Paper onto the card base.
  3. Cut Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  4. Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut Whisper White cardstock (select rectangle die to cut Whisper White so that piece will fit inside of the Lovely Lipstick layer).
  5. Stamp the tree trunk with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add the palm fronds, stamping with Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: Stamp once, then stamp again before re-inking the stamp.
  6. Stamp background circles onto the Whisper White using Pineapple Punch. 
  7. With Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the lower portion of the Whisper White cardstock piece.  Add to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer using snail adhesive.
  8. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Pterodactyl using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad – first, stamp off onto another piece of paper, then stamp again.  Stamp the wing design using the Mango Melody ink without stamping off.  Cut using the coordinating Dino Die.  Add to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Cut a 3′ piece of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon.  Fold in half and attach to the lower left side of the Lovely Lipstick layer using adhesive.
  10. Add completed sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hope I have convinced you to use the Dino Days Bundle to create some fun cards for your dinosaur lover!  

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