Faceted Basket

by Betty Traciak

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

Supplies

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

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Z Box Pop-Up Card

by Deb Valder

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

Supplies

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

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Mini Wrap Journal

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Make a custom mini journal with simple supplies.

Supplies

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

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Mani Pedi Gift Box

by Stephanie Purvis

Tuck nail supplies into this cute flip top presentation box.

Supplies

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

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Die Cut Masking

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

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Faceted Box

by Wendy Cranford

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

Supplies

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

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Dyed Silk Scarf

by Ilina Crouse

Use alcohol inks to customize a beautiful silk scarf.

Supplies

  • Alcohol based markers (Chameleon pens used here)

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

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

  • Droppers

  • Rubbing alcohol or Colorless blender

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Surprise Shaker Card

by Rebecca Ednie

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

Supplies

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

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Twisted Pop-Up Card

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

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Coloring Contours

by Jennie Black

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

Supplies

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

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Stitched Star Ornament

by Amy Kunkle

Stitch nested die cuts together for a unique ornament.

Supplies

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

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Die Cut Gate Fold

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

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Coloring Book Creations

by Kyra Sanders

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

Supplies

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

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Mini File Box

by Chris Slogar

Make a mini file box to package handmade tags.

Supplies

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

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Layering Digital Stamps

by Lindsay Adreon

Overlap digital stamps to create a scene or background.

Supplies

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

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Palette Blending with Copic Marker

by Lori Craig

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

Supplies

  • Alcohol markers (Copic Markers used here)

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

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

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

  • Scrap paper

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

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Shaving Cream Stenciling

by Lydia Fiedler

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

Supplies

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

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Evergreen Tree

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper tree.

Supplies

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

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Twine Inlay

by Jeanne Jachna

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

Supplies

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

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Ornament Garland

by Dina Kowal

Use paper strips to make an ornament or dreidel garland.

Supplies

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

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Copic Bleed Technique

by Kathy Racoosin

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

Supplies

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

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Twist Gate Fold

by Dawn Olchefske

Put a twist on a classic gate fold card.

Supplies

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

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Z Box Fold

by Deb Valder

Make a fun Z fold card with a dimensional opening.

Supplies

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

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Easel Perpetual Calendar

by Betty Traciak

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

Supplies

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

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Shaker Money Holder

by Vicki Parson

Make a clear shaker pouch for a cash gift.

Supplies

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

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Snowman Tea Light

by Becky Roberts

Turn a battery tea light into a cute snowman.

Supplies

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

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Punch Board Pumpkin

by Christy Fulk

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

Supplies

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

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Nugget Cake

by Libby Fens

Use chocolates to create a layer cake for any occasion.

Supplies

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

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Witch Hat Clip

by Kelly Acheson

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

Supplies

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

  • Paper trimmer or scissors

  • Adhesive (Mini Glue Dots used here)

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

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Chipboard Pumpkin

by Dina Kowal

Use oval dies to create a fun pumpkin embellishment.

Supplies

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

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Pencil Shaded Watercolor

by Debby Hughes

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

Supplies

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

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Handprint Name Tag

by Dana Tatar

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Envelope Punch Board Tote

by Susan Campfield

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Palette Blending

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Petite Purse

by Becky Roberts

Make a tiny purse for a favor or small gift.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Circle Spinner

by Betty Traciak

Add a fun spinning element to your card front.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Plaid Backgrounds

by Beverly Stewart

Make your own plaid backgrounds.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Watercolor Lifting

by Wendy Cranford

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Outdoor Backgrounds

by Elizabeth Whisson

Set the scene for an outdoor image using Copic markers.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Stamp Selfies

by Amy Lee

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Bow-Easy™ Basics

by Dina Kowal

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

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

Supplies

  • Ribbon

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

  • Scissors

  • Heat tool (optional)

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

Step-by-Step

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Shining Spheres

by Helen Hannum

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Coupon Card

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Combine a card and coupon book with this special fold.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Spotlight Stamping

by Lindsay Adreon

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Starburst Background

by Dina Kowal

Use scraps for this dramatic background effect.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Coloring Transparent Objects

by Jennie Black

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Mirror Image Stamping

by Lydia Fiedler

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

Supplies

  • MISTI Stamping Tool or other stamp positioner

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

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

  • Masking paper or tape

  • Shape die or scissors

  • Sponge or ink blending tool

Step-by-Step

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Graduation Gift Box

by Dina Kowal

Celebrate the graduate with this shaped gift box.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Vintage Watercolor

by Heather Telford

Use inks and watercolors to create a vintage look.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Cardboard Roll Album

by Areli Johnson

Upcycle cardboard rolls into this cute mini album.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Split Top Box

by Joann Jamieson

Create a card sized box with a unique center opening.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Envelope Fold Card

by Melissa Banbury

This pop-up card folds into its own envelope.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Cloudy Backgrounds

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Tablet Case

by Sabrina Alery

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

Supplies

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

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Negative Coloring

by Dina Kowal

Explore this technique of coloring outside the lines.

Supplies

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Cross Box

by Lisa Walsh

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

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Colored Texture Paste

by Deb Valder

Match texture paste to any project using reinkers.

Supplies

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

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Slatted Basket

by Betty Traciak

This cute paper basket is perfect for spring.

Supplies

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

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Stamp Carving Basics

by Dina Kowal

Learn the basics for beginning stamp carving.

Supplies

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

Step-by-Step

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Kraft Bag Gift Card

by Beverly Gerard

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

Supplies

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

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Pleated Skirt Fold

by Becky Roberts

Add a girly pleated fold feature to a card front.

Supplies

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

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No Line Watercolor

by Jenn Shurkus

Stamp a light image then watercolor for a handpainted look.

Supplies

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

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Four Way Card

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

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Interlocking Gate Card

by Brenda Quintana

Add a locking element to a classic gate fold card.

Supplies

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

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Pyramid Box

by Susan Campfield

Decorate a pyramid shaped box to fill with sweet treats.

Supplies

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

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Faux Fresco

by Lydia Fiedler

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

Supplies

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

  • Watercolor paper or mixed media paper

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

  • White or ecru acrylic paint

  • Embossing ink

  • Clear embossing powder

  • Fine grit sanding block

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Texture Pressing

by Kyra Sanders

Add interest to a background with stamps and texture paste.

Supplies

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

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Pocket Tissue Holder

by Vicki Parson

Give a cute tissue pack for a get well gift.

Supplies

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

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Inchie Snowflake Ornament

by Dina Kowal

Make a snowflake ornament using inchie squares as a base.

Supplies

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

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3D Star Ornament

by Wendy Klein

Use star dies to create this dimensional ornament.

Supplies

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

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Decorative Corner Card

by Laura Lipe

The front panel stands out from this card when displayed.

Supplies

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

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Watercolored Ornament Card

by Dina Kowal

Use basic watercolor techniques to create a holiday vignette.

Supplies

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

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Pop-Up Presents Card

by Julie Davison

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

Supplies

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

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Outer Space Background

by Francine Vuillème

Create a mixed media universe for an outer space scene.

Supplies

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

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Evergreen Wreath

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper wreath.

Supplies

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

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Die Cut Shaker

by Jeanne Jachna

Use dies to create a scenic shaker frame.

Supplies

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

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Twisted Card

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

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

Supplies

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

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Domino Mini Book

by Kim Rippere

Dominoes are the covers of this mini accordion book.

Supplies

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

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Snow Globe Luminary

by Melissa Banbury

Transform cardstock and vellum into a lighted winter scene.

Supplies

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

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Penguin Favor

by Laura Mellinger

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

Supplies

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

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Button Tree Pendant

by Glenda Marklew

Use wire and buttons to create a cute holiday pendant.

Supplies

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

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Christmas Light Favor

by Alex Bleicher

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

Supplies

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

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3D Pumpkin Place Card

by Melissa Bove

Create a cute paper pumpkin decoration for your holiday table.

Supplies

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

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Double Diamond Fold

by Joann Jamieson

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

Supplies

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

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Guitar Card

by Carol Lovenstein

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

Supplies

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

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Burst Through

by Dina Kowal

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

Supplies

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

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Double Gate Fold Card

by Dawn Olchefske

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

Supplies

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

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Coffee Gift Card

by Dina Kowal

This cup-shaped card opens to reveal a gift card in a sliding panel.

Supplies

  • Heavy cardstock for card base (110# Neenah Classic Crest used here)
  • Kraft paper or cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Embossing folder (optional)
  • Score board and scoring tool or stylus
  • Strong double-sided adhesive (Scor-Tape used here)
  • Gift card
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used in sample: Crate Paper pad, Impression Obsession Perk Up B13249, The Cat's Pajamas clear stamp set (discontinued), Memento Espresso Truffle ink, MISTI, Touch Twin Markers, Spellbinders circle and oval dies)

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MISTI Marbling

by Lydia Fiedler

Learn how to get a beautiful marbled look on solid stamp images using the MISTI.

Supplies

  • MISTI

  • Solid stamp images - cling or photopolymer (Stampin' Up! Calling All Heroes and Celebrate Today used here)

  • Cardstock

  • Dye inks

  • Disposable glove

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Wood Block Paperweight

by Robin Tharaldson

Create a beautiful paperweight out of a plain wood block.

Supplies

  • Wood block (3 1/2" cube used here )
  • Cardstock – 2 pieces 3 1/2" x 12" (or adjust to size of your block, matching the width and adding 1 - 1 1/2" to the length of 3 sides)
  • Fast drying liquid glue
  • Silk or paper flowers (purchased or die cut)
  • Silk or paper leaf sprigs – purchased or die cut
  • Ink for sponging (Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink used here)
  • Triple loop bow
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Paper, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Collection used here)

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Hot Glue Embossing

by Connie MacFarlane

Create miniature abstract art panels with watercolor paper, hot glue, embossing powder and re-inkers.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper – any kind (Daler & Rowney 90 lb. wt. used here)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Piercing tool or large needle
  • Heat tool
  • Embossing powder
  • Water mister
  • Ice cube
  • Dye reinkers (Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Broken China inks used here)
  • Palette or something to hold your inks
  • Paint brush
  • Container of water
  • Craft mat - or other water proof surface
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base used here)

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Double Matted Frames

by Dina Kowal

Accent your focal image with a double-matted frame and border.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • 2 or more shape dies which are able to nest together (Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Labels 1 and 3, and We R Memory Keepers Nesting Hexagon dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Repositionable adhesive
  • Low-tack tape to secure dies when cutting
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: watercolor paper, Tacky Glue, grosgrain ribbon, Countryside Bouquet digital stamp from Power Poppy, 2Berry Creative twine, Scor-Pal, Embossing Arts beach themed cube stamp, Inchie Art Square, sentiment stamps (Power Poppy, Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co.))

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Coloring Fabric Folds

by Colleen Schaan

Learn coloring tips for adding depth and dimension to fabric folds.

Supplies

  • Stamp or digital image that has fabric or petals with folds (Brynn has a Baby Shower by Stamping Bella used here)
  • Stamping ink compatible with alcohol markers, dye or hybrid (Memento Espresso Truffle by Tsukineko used here)
  • Smooth white cardstock (X-Press It Blending Card used here)
  • Alcohol markers – light, medium and dark shade (Copic Markers B60, B63, and B66 used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Scallop Circle Flowers

by Brenda Quintana

Create a flower with a scalloped circle punch or die.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or decorative paper (used here: Stampin’ Up! Cucumber Crush Card Stock, 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack)
  • Scoring board
  • Bone folder
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scalloped circle punch or die (Circles Framelits Collection used here)
  • Ribbon or other trim (Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim used here)
  • Glue (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue used here)

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Kite Card

by Liz Walker

Fold cardstock into a kite shaped explosion card.

Supplies

  • Double sided cardstock, cut to 10" x 4"
  • Coordinating paper, 2 pieces cut to 1 15/16" square & 1 cut to 3 1/2" x 4"
  • Scoring board and tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • 3D foam pads
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Flowers, Leafy Branch stamp/die/sentiment, Decorative Frame die, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Broken Glass Distress Inks, ribbon used here)

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Flap Fold Card

by Julie Davison

Create this fun tent card with a flap closure.

Supplies

  • Cardstock cut to 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • 2 1/2 inch circle punch or die
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • Adhesive
  • Foam dimensionals
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin’ Up! Supplies used here: Inks (Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay marker, Crushed Curry marker); cardstock (Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White); Cherry on Top designer paper, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewel Accents)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score 4-1/4” x 11” cardstock at 2-1/2” and 6-3/4”.

  2. Step 2 (Optional)

    Create decorative edge along 4-1/4”x 2-1/2” section of card base.

  3. Step 3

    Use a 2-1/2" circle punch or die to create the window. Slide the punch all the way in and center over the score line.

  4. Step 4

    Fold on all score lines. Check to make sure card will close without the cardstock bowing, and trim a little off the bottom end of the cardstock if necessary.

  5. Step 5

    Decorate as desired.

    (In the sample, the front layer is 4" x 4". The cupcake embellishment is layered on a 1-3/4" circle punch and 2-3/8” scalloped circle punch.)

  6. To add the main image, add adhesive to the card front through the window and then add embellishment.

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Watercolor Powders

by Dina Kowal

Learn a variety of techniques for using powdered watercolor products.

Supplies

  • Watercolor powders or crystals, such as Brusho, Color Burst, Bisters, or Magicals (Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • Watercolor paper or coated shipping tags (other assorted papers can also be used - CanvaPaper, photo paper, coated cardstock, coffee filters, even canvas)
  • Mister bottle with water
  • Craft sheet, wax paper or ceramic tile (nonporous work surface)
  • Paper towels
  • Rayon seam binding (Hug Snug brand used here)
  • Paint palette
  • Liquid bleach
  • Waterbrush or nylon paint brush
  • White crayon or oil pastel
  • Stencils
  • Acrylic mediums (embossing/modeling paste, gel medium, clear glazes, etc)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (please see gallery posts for specific product information)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    In this tutorial we’ll explore some techniques using powdered or crystalline watercolor products, such as Brusho, Bisters, Magicals, and Color Burst. These products are highly concentrated, water-soluble colors in powdered form. For more product-specific information and resources, please click HERE for the thread in our forums.

  2. Step 2

    To create a misted background:

    Sprinkle watercolor powder onto a piece of dry watercolor paper.

    NOTE:
    Other types of paper can be used, with varying results.

  3. Mist with water from a distance, and lightly at first, to activate color. Mist with more water as desired, moving in closer to the panel.

    More water will create a more blended background with a wider spread of color.

  4. Step 3

    An alternative method is to mist water on the paper first. (You could even brush or stamp with water for a more controlled effect.)

  5. Next, sprinkle product into the wet areas. Repeat as needed until the desired effect is reached.

  6. Step 4

    When using multiple colors, work from light to dark and allow colors to dry between layers to prevent muddying.

  7. HINT
    For best results, allow the panel to air dry. Drying can be sped up with a heat tool but this will also cause the colors to move and blend.

  8. Step 5

    To lift color from a dry panel, mist or brush water to wet certain areas.

    A stencil can be used if a pattern is desired.

  9. Blot panel with a paper towel or rag to remove color from the wet areas.

    HINT:

    Rolling a full paper towel roll over the panel will allow color to lift without a wiping motion, keeping other areas unharmed.

  10. Step 6

    For a sharper contrast, or to prepare a stamped image for coloring, brush liquid bleach onto colored areas after drying.

    Results will vary depending on color, color strength and how long the panel has been dry. This technique works best when powder has been fully activated with plenty of water, and recently dried.

  11. NOTE:
    Be sure to use a nylon or synthetic brush for bleaching, as bleach will destroy natural hair bristles. Waterbrushes can be filled with bleach for a continuous flow. Dry completely before layering color over bleached areas.

  12. Step 7

    For a monoprint effect similar to the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, sprinkle and mist product on a craft sheet or other non-porous surface.

  13. Lay paper or tags into the activated ink to create a unique background every time. Several prints can be taken from one application of color.

  14. Step 8

    The activated powder can also be used to ink a rubber stamp.

  15. Ink and press the stamp onto the panel.

  16. Step 9

    Rayon seam binding can be dyed to match in the same way.

  17. Use dyed seam binding on paper or altered projects. The dyes are not permanent and cannot be washed.

  18. Step 10

    Instead of lifting color from another surface, try moving product that has already been misted on paper.

    Sprinkle and mist product on watercolor paper, then press a rubber stamp into the activated color.

  19. Stamp the inked image in another area of the panel.

  20. Step 11

    This technique is a great way to add texture and interest to a background while preserving the colors already used.

  21. (Sample combines use of bleach, as in step 6.)

  22. Step 12

    Stamp and heat emboss an image onto watercolor paper, or choose another favorite resist technique.

  23. Apply color with one of the techniques above.

    (Sample combines stamping with activated ink, as in Step 11.)

  24. Step 13

    Lay a stencil down and sprinkle product through the openings, then mist with water to activate the colors.

  25. Turn the stencil over onto another piece of watercolor paper to make a print from the color activated on the surface of the stencil, as in the Stencil Monoprints technique.

  26. Step 14

    Mix product with a few drops of water in a palette to create a watercolor paint.

    Higher concentration of product will produce more intense color; a more dilute mix will be lighter.

  27. Paint as with other liquid watercolor mediums. Combine colors in the palette for your own custom blends.

    Paint can be left to dry in the palette, and revived with water at another time.

  28. Step 15

    Create custom color mists by mixing product with water in a mister bottle. Add pearl or metallic mixatives for some extra shimmer. (Try Perfect Pearls, Sargent Pearlescent Mixing Medium, pearl or metallic watercolors, etc.)

  29. Mists can be used on porous surfaces such as paper, canvas or wood.

  30. Step 16

    Add product to acrylic mediums or clear glazes for custom colored effects. (Heavy gloss gel medium shown in photo.)

  31. Mix thoroughly with palette knife and add to project.

  32. Step 17

    Many of the techniques above can be combined, and results will vary. Experiment to find your favorite techniques, product combinations, and effects, and please share!

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Ombre Techniques

by Amy Kunkle

Learn three techniques for creating gradient backgrounds.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper, cut to card size
  • Sturdy cardstock (100 lb or more)
  • Dye-based inks and refills (Stampin’ Up! Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party/Bermuda Bay, So Saffron/Crushed Curry/Hello Honey used here)
  • AquaPainter or paintbrush and water
  • Rubber brayer
  • Sponges or daubers
  • Paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin' Up! Watercolor Words set, coordinating baker's twine)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    For a watercolored ombre effect:

    Begin by brushing the top edge of a watercolor paper panel with clear water, using an AquaPainter or paint brush.

  2. Pick up some ink with your brush (drops of reinker are added to inkpad lid in photo). Apply ink first to the wet area of the watercolor paper. As you add more ink, start toward the top, keeping this the darkest edge. Move the brush from side to side, working down the card.

    TIP:

    Adding water washes out the color, so as you go down the paper add more water to create a gradient look. Waterbrushes can be squeezed to encourage water flow.

  3. Step 2

    Continue adding ink, keeping it more concentrated on the dark edge and working the color down toward the lighter edge. Use the edge of a paper towel to clean up any drips of water or ink that pool at the bottom and sides.

  4. Using clean water, blend out the lightest edge to finish your panel. Let dry, holding at edge to prevent curling until dry.

  5. Step 3

    Use the finished ombre panel to complete a card.

  6. Step 4

    For a brayered ombre background:

    Choose two coordinating dye inkpads, and load brayer with lighter color (Pool Party used here).

  7. Roll off one revolution of your brayer onto scrap paper (similar to ‘stamping off’ an inked stamp), then roll remaining ink across cardstock. Roll again several times on cardstock until ink is gone, moving down the card with each pass.

    HINT:

    Turn the card so it’s horizontal; this helps keep the lines of color gradient in the correct direction.

  8. Step 5

    Reink brayer then roll directly onto cardstock. Roll again several times until ink is gone. Start near the darker edge, rolling towards the opposite end as the ink is used up.

  9. Step 6

    Reink brayer with darker ink (Bermuda Bay used here). Roll off one revolution of your brayer onto scrap paper, then roll on to cardstock on darker end. Roll again several times on cardstock until ink is gone, moving down the card with each pass.

  10. Step 7

    Reink brayer, then roll directly onto cardstock. Roll again several times until ink is gone, moving down the card with each pass. Start near the darker edge, rolling towards the top as the ink is used up.

  11. Finish the panel by reinking brayer with the lighter ink, and inking until the desired blend is achieved.

  12. Step 8

    Use the finished ombre panel to complete a card.

  13. Step 9

    To sponge an ombre background:

    Select 3 coordinating inks, and start with lightest color (So Saffron used here). Use a sponge or dauber to press into your ink pad. Starting off the edge at first, apply ink to the card in a circular motion using the sponge. Add a light layer onto the card, leaving a little white at the top.

  14. Using the middle tone (Crushed Curry used here) add ink to your sponge. Starting off the edge of your cardstock, repeat circular motion, applying ink to about 2/3 of the card, leaving lightest area alone.

  15. Step 10

    With the darkest color (Hello Honey used here) add ink to the sponge. Repeat the circular sponging, applying ink to approximately 1/3 of the card and focusing on the darkest bottom portion.

  16. Repeat sponging with lighter colors as needed to fill in the gradient.

  17. Step 11

    Use the finished ombre panel to complete a card.

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Inkless Images

by Beverly Stewart

Create a sculpted cardstock embellishment using a stamped image as a guide.

Supplies

  • Heavy solid color cardstock (Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding used here)
  • Outline stamp (if floral, thicker stems and leaves are preferable. In this sample: Love is Kindness (a la carte) by Stampin’ Up!)
  • Detail scissors and/or craft knife
  • Ink (any kind or color - will not show in final project)
  • Thick foam mat
  • Bone folder
  • Plain paper scrap
  • Stylus with medium or large tip
  • Glue Dots or preferred adhesive
  • Dimensionals
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (2 different embossing folders and matching textured cardstock shown here)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Stamp an outline image several times on heavy cardstock and once on a piece of scratch paper. Choose an image that has detail but is not too delicate to cut out.

    Looking at the stamp image, determine which portions of the image might project toward the viewer or be raised if the object were 3-dimensional. These may be objects or sections that appear to be in the foreground, or are overlapping another object.

  2. Since we are working in all one color, determine which parts of the image can add texture to your finished project. In this image, the newspaper wrapping and the string will definitely be the outer layers. File that thought away for a later step.

  3. Step 2

    Cut out the base layer (here, flowers and leaves). You may choose to cut more than one layer to add dimension. Here, the leaves will add dimension to the bouquet, so more layers of leaves are cut than of the tulips.

    HINT:
    For areas that might overlap or pieces of the image that wrap around, imagine where the outlines would go where the image disappears inside the wrapper, and cut on the imaginary lines. Though it won’t show in the finished product, the cuts need to lead the eye to suggest continuity.

  4. In the sample base layer, the stems and leaves are separated, but the tulips are left uncut. In layer 2, the tulips are cut and split with more detail. In layer 3 the tulips are completely cut away, just adding greenery to embellish.

  5. Step 3

    Gently shape the smaller and rounded elements of the image with a stylus, pressing into a foam mat with a circular motion.

  6. For larger sections a bone folder may also be useful. Curl blade-like sections (like the tulip leaves) with a bone folder much like you would curl ribbon with scissors. They should have individual shapes, but not be too curly. Separate the individual stems by working them with your fingers so they do not lie flat.

  7. Step 4

    When working in only one color, texture is extremely important. Vary the texture of your pieces with techniques such as embossing or Faux Suede.

  8. In the sample, the faux suede piece is used to wrap the bouquet.

  9. Step 5

    Add dimension with additional cuts of cardstock, such as the tie used here, to assemble the embellishment. Use adhesive as needed to hold the elements together (glue dots are used in the sample).

    NOTE:
    Paper has a grain, just as wood does. You can tell if you have cut across the grain if the paper tears easily and looks ragged. The paper will be stronger if cut along the long grain. If making a tie, simply cut a thin strand of paper about 1/16" wide. Gently tie it around your image. If you have accidentally cut across the grain, the paper will likely tear when you tie. If so, try again, cutting down the opposing side of the paper this time.

  10. Step 6

    Add dimensionals to the back of the image to prepare for mounting on your card.

  11. Remember to emphasize texture and create dimension when working with a single color, inkless image. When assembling the card, alternate layers of textured and plain cardstock.

  12. Step 7

    Adhere the image to the finished card base. Keep embellishments to a minimum to keep the focus on the inkless image. Cards will need extra padding or a box for mailing.

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Business Card Easel

by Sue Allen

Turn an easel card into a business card holder.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Scissors
  • Stopper (gem or button)
  • Glue
  • 1/2" acrylic block (optional)
  • Border punch or die

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut a cardstock base for the holder measuring 4 1/4" x 6 1/2". Score at 2" and 4".

  2. Cut the front panel of the holder to measure 4 1/4" x 3". Add extra height to allow for a punched or die cut decorative border, if desired.

  3. Step 2

    Cut cardstock to form the box, measuring 2 1/2" x 5". Score at 1/2" from each end on the long side, and 1" and 1 1/2" on the short side.

  4. Step 3

    Fold the base on the scored lines. Adhere the front panel and stopper (gem or button) as shown.

  5. Step 4

    To form the box, fold all score lines and cut tabs where indicated. Glue the ends, sandwiching the small middle tab between the top and bottom tabs. Repeat for opposite side.

    HINT:
    For uniform ends use an acrylic block to stabilize edges and keep them even while gluing.

  6. Step 5

    Glue box to easel about 1/4" from the edge to leave enough room for the gem stopper.

  7. Step 6

    Decorate as desired and add business cards or small message papers to finish the project.

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