Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge, # 212! Our host for this time, Helen chose dry or wet embossing techniques as the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the projects from the rest of the design team members. Of course, we’d love for you to play along with us and post your creations in the gallery.
For this challenge, I chose to use the Autumn Leaves bundle, burlap ribbon, and coordinating specialty DSP (design series paper). I’m still making Thanksgiving cards, which I need to finish before next week. I’ve used this sentiment on most of the cards, with a simple Happy Thanksgiving sentiment on the inside.
Here’s my card:
The Pretty Peacock base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
The oxidized copper specialty DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I cropped the banner behind the sentiment label on the front from this piece of DSP. No one will see the ugly underneath.
AFTER I dry embossed the piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using one of the basics embossing folders, I trimmed it to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
HINT: When using embossing folders, I highly recommend that you trim your paper after you dry emboss it, especially with 3D embossing folders. The embossing is so deep, if you trim your paper first, you will wind up with a smaller piece of cardstock than you wanted.
I trimmed a piece of the oxidized copper and Pretty Peacock DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
Then, I punched a 1-inch circle of coordinating DSP and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope seal.
Stamping, Cropping & Embossing:
All of the dies and stamps I used come from the Autumn Leaves bundle.
Stamp the double leaves in Pretty Peacock onto Pretty Peacock cardstock or DSP and crop.
I cropped the large maple leaf from the copper and Pretty Peacock specialty DSP.
Both twig sprays were cropped from copper foil specialty DSP scraps that I had left over from previous projects.
The large piece maple leaf veins (for a lack of a better descriptor) was cropped from Pretty Peacock cardstock.
After wiping down a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with my embossing buddy, I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark.
Then, I covered the VersaMark with copper embossing powder and heat set it.
Next, I cropped it using one of the dies from the bundle.
Let the Layering Begin:
My adhesive of choice is the TomBow multipurpose liquid glue. I’m kind of obsessed with making sure that I will never run out of it and always have at least 15 tubes waiting to be opened. It’s a great item to add to your cart when you are so close to the $150 (US) dollars purchase needed for Stampin’ Rewards.
The dry embossed Very Vanilla cardstock was adhered to the oxidized copper DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
Then I adhered the layers to the Pretty Peacock base.
I used liquid glue to adhere the double leave and copper foil twig sprays to the cardfront.
Then I used some glue dots to adhere the burlap ribbon on top of those cropped pieces.
Adhere the Pretty Peacock leaf veins to the cropped maple leaf.
Add dimensionals to the back of the maple leaf and adhere on top of the ribbon.
Adhere the sentiment label to the cropped oxidized copper DSP.
Add dimensionals to the bottom of the sentiment labels. Use liquid glue to adhere the top of the sentiment label to the maple leaf.
I finished it off with three small speckled Copper Clay dots on the top, right side of the card.
With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge! Our host for challenge # 211, Lynda, chose thank you, or thankful, or Thanksgiving for our theme. I am still working on the Thanksgiving cards I will need, so that’s what I created. When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the fabulous creations made by the rest of the design team members. We’d love to see your creations, so don’t forget to upload them to our gallery.
Here’s my most recent Thanksgiving card:
For the life of me, I can’t remember which sketch challenge inspired this card. I can see the sketch in my mind, but neglected to write down to which challenge it belongs. I’ve tried searching (and searching) for it to no avail.
The Cajun Craze base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
The All About Autumn DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1//8 by 5-3/8 inches.
I trimmed a coordinating piece of the Autumn DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
I punched a 1-inch circle from coordinating cardstock to use for the envelope seal. Run the 1-inch circle through your XYRON create-a-sticker for the seal.
The Countryside Corners die is cropped from a piece of 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch Cajun Craze cardstock.
HINT: If you crop the Countryside Corner die from the middle of the piece of cardstock, you will have a piece leftover that you can use as a mat for another card. Once you cover the cardstock, no one will be able to see the ugly empty space.
Trim a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.
Use a scrap of Very Vanilla for the sentiment panel.
I cropped 4 of the 2 stem pieces and one of the leaf spray from Crushed Curry cardstock.
Using two of the Countryside Corners dies, crop the DSP and Cajun Craze cardstock.
After cropping the Crushed Curry leaf pieces, adhere them together using multipurpose liquid glue. I wanted a bit of height without trying to get dimensionals on those thin pieces.
Run the Crushed Curry pieces and the cropped Cajun Craze cardstock through your Cut & Emboss machine using one of the Basics Embossing Folders.
Center the Autumn DSP on the Cajun Craze mat and adhere with liquid glue.
Adhere the Crushed Curry pieces on the opposite diagonal corners of the Cajun Craze mat.
Line up the two pieces of the DSP and adhere with liquid glue.
Stamp the front sentiment using Early Espresso ink.
Crop using one of the Autumn Leaves dies.
Add a length of copper ribbon to the back of the sentiment panel.
Put dimensionals on the back of the sentiment panel and adhere to the card.
Stamp leaf pieces on the Very Vanilla inside using Cajun Craze ink.
Stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink.
Adhere to the inside of the card using liquid glue.
With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
Welcome back to another Cardz 4 Galz bi-weekly challenge! Our host for challenge # 210, Caz, has chosen dogs or puppies for this theme. As always, I am so impressed by the wide variety of projects from the rest of the design team members. I hope you will be inspired by something you see there, and then play along with us!
My card combines retired and current products. I’ve been wanting to use this last bit of retired Christmas DSP (designer series paper), and I combined it with the Christmas Tidings embossing folder from the current mini-catalog.
Here’s my card:
This golden retriever is perfectly encircled with Christmas lights, and the strip of coordinating DSP just emphasizes the lights. I love this DSP combination!
The Cherry Cobbler base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent card.
After I embossed another piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Christmas Tidings embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
TIP: Remember to trim your embossed cardstock after you dry emboss it. If you trim it before, you will wind up with a smaller piece of cardstock than you wanted.
The DSP strip along the bottom measures 5-3/8 by 1-1/4 inches.
I used a deckled rectangle die for the focal piece of DSP. It measures 2-5/8 by 3-7/8 inches.
I trimmed a piece of 6 x 6 inch Cherry Cobbler DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. The reverse side of this paper is white with Cherry Cobbler hearts, so I punched a 1 inch circle to use for the envelope seal. After I ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker, I had my seal.
The white cardstock on the inside measures 5-1/4 by 4 inches.
Adhere the bottom strip of DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
Next, I added dimensionals behind the golden DSP and adhered it to the card.
Then, I wrapped a piece of retired Cherry Cobbler and white striped ribbon around the Cherry Cobbled embossed cardstock and tied it in a square knot.
To accommodate the bulk of the ribbon, I did need to add dimensionals under that piece of cardstock.
After using my embossing buddy on a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I stamped my sentiment from the Framed and Festive stamp set using VersaMark ink.
Cover the ink with white embossing powder, and heat set with your heat tool.
Crop the sentiment using a banner die from the Stylish Shapes die set.
Add a dimensional to the right side of the banner. Add liquid glue to the left side of the banner.
Adhere the banner to your assembled card front.
I had a couple of dots of stray embossing powder that I missed before using my heat tool. To cover my mistakes, I added 3 Crushed Curry resin stars from the retired Sports Fan suite.
The inside sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on the white cardstock and adhered with the multipurpose liquid glue.
With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a Peachy Day!
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Welcome back to another biweekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge! Our host for #209, Johanna, chose green and cream for the theme. While I used Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla for my green and cream, the possibilities for this challenge are endless! When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team. After you are inspired to play along, please be sure to add your project to our gallery.
Here’s my green and cream card:
This Hey Chuck bundle just makes me happy! I’ve been so busy making Thanksgiving cards, it was fun to go back to create a birthday card that is really appropriate for galz or guyz. I really think this guy is “Chuck”, mainly because he looks like he thinks all the other roosters in the set are just a tad off. I’ve already posted a number of Hey Chuck cards using Chuck and other roosters in this bundle. You can see three of them here, here, and here. As always, all my supplies can be found in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.
Luckily, I could use a number of scraps/leftover cardstock pieces!
I’ve found that it’s easier for me to gather all my supplies first before I start measuring, trimming, stamping, coloring, cropping, and finally assembling the card. My main desk is 2 feet wide by 5 feet long. However, I wind up working in a much smaller space for some strange and (not so) unknown reason. Please tell me I am not the only one.
The Mossy Meadow base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
After I dry embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using one of the Basics Embossing folders, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
The Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
I trimmed a piece of 6 x 6 inch Crumb Cake DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
I punched a 1-inch circle from a piece of Mossy Meadow 6 x 6 inch DSP for the envelope seal. This needs to be run through your XYRON create-a-sticker to create the seal.
There’s a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock under the grassy pieces on the front of the card. It measures 1/2 by 4-1/8 inches.
The only other piece of cardstock I needed was a 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch Crumb Cake cardstock for the circle of rays behind my scene.
As I said, I was able to get everything else stamped and/or cropped using leftover cardstock pieces.
Stamping & Coloring:
Coloring is completely relaxing to me, so I colored, stamped, and used blending brushes for these different elements.
I stamped the rooster and sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink.
HINT: If you are not using Momento inks to stamp your outlines, but are using blends to color, you really need to let the ink dry before you start coloring or it will bleed.
I stamped the fence pieces onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Early Espresso ink.
Then, I used a blending brush and layers of Crumb Cake ink on the fence pieces so they look kind of weathered. Remember you can always add more ink as needed. However, if you start with a heavy hand while blending, you might wind up starting over.
HINT: After adding ink to the blending brush, tap it off on grid paper so you don’t wind up with blobs of color that you can never seem to fix.
Using the Rays of Light stamp set, I stamped Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Card cardstock.
By this time, I could color the rooster. I used Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze blends combos for Chuck.
Finally, I stamped the inside sentiments and fence pieces using Early Espresso ink.
Cropping & Assembly:
I used the Hey Chuck die set to crop the Cajun Craze weather vane, Chuck, and the fence pieces.
The sentiment banner and the Rays of Light circle were cropped using the Stylish Shapes die set.
Then, I cropped the grassy pieces behind the fence from the Playing in the Rain die set.
To assemble, I used mostly multipurpose liquid glue, with the exception of dimensionals under Chuck and the front sentiment.
I adhered the Rays of Light circle first, then layers the strip of Mossy Meadow green cardstock and the grassy pieces on top.
Next, I added the fence pieces. I adhered the two outside fence pieces using liquid glue. Then, I used mini glue dots for the center fence piece.
After adhering the weather vane, I added the dimensional backed Chuck and sentiment.
This card turned out a bit bulky, so I will need to add extra postage to the envelope in order to mail it.
After adhering the inside panel, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with our challenge.
Welcome to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge #208. Our host for this challenge, Dawn, chose using a stencil, image, and sentiment for the theme. I added embossing to the three parts of this challenge, as well as creating a fun fold card, thanks to the tutorial by Susan Campfield. The possibilities are endless for the way this card can be created, and you can find Susan’s video here. I followed Susan’s measurements and directions for creating this card, and also included minor changes. I didn’t want the back of the DSP to show, so I added the embossed layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock. You can find my measurements and directions below. Just don’t tell anyone that if you can score, fold, and adhere elements together, this card is relatively easy.
When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created. There’s always loads of inspiration and we’d love to see your takes on the challenge theme. So, please be inspired, create, and upload your stencil, image, and sentiment card to the challenge gallery.
Here’s my squeeze box fun fold card:
I used the snowflake decorator mask for the stenciling, the Brightest Glow and Hope and Peace stamp sets for the sentiments, and the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP (designer series paper) for this fun fold. In addition to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge, I am going to enter this to the current Creative Creases challenge.
You can use the following measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card! Let’s get started!
I used three pieces of Misty Moonlight cardstock. Each measures 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
The white cardstock for the inside measures 11 by 4-1/2 inches, scored in half at 5-1/2 inches .Score again at 2-3/4 inches from either end.
The DSP on the front is from the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP pack and measures 5-1/2 by 3-1/4 inches.
Each DSP piece for the inside folds measures 2-5/8 inches by 4-5/8 inches. I used one piece of the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP and trimmed it down to use the focal image of this piece of DSP.
Trim a piece of coordinating DSP to 2-1/2 by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
Punch a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker to finish the seal.
I stamped the sentiment banner on vellum cardstock and adhered it to a scrap of white cardstock.
That’s it for the measurements. Next, let’s put the card together.
Stamping, Embossing, Stenciling, and Assembly:
After running one piece of the Misty Moonlight cardstock through your Cut & Emboss machine using the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder, trim it to 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
Adhere the piece of the DSP you cut for the front to the embossed Misty Moonlight cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
On one side of each of the remaining two pieces of Misty Moonlight DSP, use the snowflake stencil, a blending brush, and Misty Moonlight ink to create the snowflakes. I found it easier to just stencil the whole side of the cardstock even though part of it would be covered.
Outline the two pieces of DSP for the inside using a Misty Moonlight Stamping Write Marker.
Stamp your chosen sentiments on two panels of the inside “squeeze box” piece of cardstock.
Adhere your outlined DSP pieces to two of the “squeeze box” panels.
Line up the inside cardstock panels with each of the two pieces of the Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhere using multipurpose liquid glue.
Adhere the front panel that you created to the front of the Misty Moonlight panel using liquid glue.
Use your embossing buddy to clean off your piece of vellum cardstock.
Stamp your chosen sentiment using VersaMark ink.
Cover the sentiment with copper metallic embossing powder and heat set it with your heat tool.
Crop both the sentiment vellum panel and a scrap piece of white cardstock using the Tailor Made Tags die set.
HINT: I’ve found the easiest way to adhere vellum to cardstock when you can’t hide the adhesive behind other elements is to spread a layer of glue all over the cardstock. I use a make-up sponge to adhere a layer of liquid glue. Don’t skimp on the glue, but don’t overload it either.
Line up the vellum cardstock with the white cardstock to create your tag.
Thread a length of copper ribbon through the whole in the tag and tie it off. Use a glue dot on the back of the ribbon to hold it in place.
HINT: This ribbon is a bit stiff when taken off the roll. I used my fingers the way you’d use scissors if you were using curling ribbon. It was much easier to work with the ribbon when I’d removed the stiffness of the ribbon.
This card will be hand-delivered so I was able to use dimensionals under the sentiment. If your card has to be mailed, use liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to cut down on a bit of bulk.
With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.
Now it’s your turn:
I really hope you watch Susan Campfield’s video or just use my measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card. Don’t forget to upload your project to the Cardz 4 Galz and Creative Creases challenge sites.
You can download the following catalog, or find the link on the Stampin’ UP! website. Not surprisingly, some items have already gone on backorder. Now is the time to order your Halloween and some of your Autumn supplies.
Welcome to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge # 207. Our host for this time, Caz, chose leaves as the theme, which has a plethora of options. When you finish here, I invite you to visit the challenge site to see the projects from the rest of the design team members. We’d love to have you play along and upload your leaves project to the gallery.
Here’s my fern leaves card:
The Night of Navy card base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
After embossing the white cardstock with the ferns 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
Trim another piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside panel.
The Sun Prints DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-3/4 by 3-1/2 inches.
Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. At the same time, punch a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal. Run the seal through your XYRON create-a-sticker.
I used a piece of scrap Night of Navy for the sentiment on the front.
What I Did:
Adhere the embossed white cardstock to the base using multipurpose liquid glue.
Adhere the front DSP to the embossed white cardstock with liquid glue.
Use your embossing buddy on the scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock.
Stamp the sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set using VersaMark ink.
Cover the ink with white embossing powder and heat set with your heat tool.
Crop the sentiment using the corresponding Sentiment Silhouette die.
Add dimensionals under the sentiment and adhere to the front of the card.
Randomly add three gold butterflies to the front surrounding the sentiment.
Using the Nature Prints stamp set, stamp the fern leaves in the bottom, right-hand corner of the white cardstock. In order to achieve the trio of leaves, stamp the first time, then pivot the stamp for the second leaf and pivot again for the third leaf. (If you are a fan of Friends, you know what made me smile about “pivot”,)
Adhere the white cardstock to the inside of the card.
I also stamped this trio on the bottom, left-hand corner on the front of the envelope.
With that, I’d finished this quick coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a Peachy day!
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