Mini Hoop Ornament

by Becky Roberts

Make a chalk board ornament with an embroidery hoop frame.

Supplies

  • 3” embroidery hoop (purchased from etsy seller CraftyWoolFelt) Burlap (6” square)
  • Black cardstock (Fun Stamper’s Journey Black Licorice, Candy Apple, and Whip Cream cardstock used here)
  • Embossing ink (FSJ Clear Pigment Ink and Refill used here)
  • White ink (FSJ Whip Cream Ink used here)
  • Stamps (FSJ Tea Time, Tag Elements (words), Holiday Wishes (holly) sets used here)
  • Circle punch or die (FSJ Journey Circles, For You (tag), and 1/16” Hole Punch used here)
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Adhesives (FSJ Craft Glue, Journey Glue Dots, and Journey Foam Squares used here)
  • Trim (Red Pompom Trim used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: FSJ Green Olive, and Candy Apple inks; PanPastel Colorless Blender, Journey Licorice Twist Twine, Journey Blending Brush, trimmer)

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Witch Hat Treat Box

by Christy Fulk

Use a pyramid template to make a cute witch's hat box.

Supplies

  • Halloween patterned paper (Stampin’ Up!® Spooky Night Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Gold glitter paper (SU Gold Glimmer Paper used here)
  • Silver foil paper (SU Silver Foil Sheets used here)
  • 3 1/2” paper doily (SU Delicate White Doilies used here)
  • Black cardstock (SU Basic Black used here)
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Pyramid-shaped box die or free downloadable template (SU Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies used here)
  • Circle dies (SU Layering Circles Framelits Dies used here)
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive (SU Fast Fuse and Tear & Tape Adhesive used here)

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Mason Jar Topper

by Dina Kowal

Make a custom canvas topper for a canning jar.

Supplies

  • Canvas fabric
  • Gesso (clear or white – Liquitex brand used here)
  • Wide paintbrush
  • Heat tool, craft iron
  • Craft sheet
  • Circle dies
  • Cardstock for template
  • Scissors
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Stamps (Impression Obsession H13603 Poinsettia Corner used here)
  • Ink that can be heat set on fabric (pigment, hybrid, Versafine, or craft ink – Impression Obsession hybrid ink used here)
  • Coloring medium compatible with your ink (possibilities – Copic markers, Inktense pencils, acrylic paint, colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits, Distress/watercolor markers)
  • Felt
  • Two-piece canning jar lid, regular or wide-mouth size
  • Glue gun
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Foam Tag Ornament

by Michele Kovack

Use adhesive foam shapes to create a sparkly ornament.

Supplies

  • Adhesive foam sheet (3D Foam Sheet by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L used here)
  • Adhesive foam shapes (can be die cut from foam sheets – Foam Pennants by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L used here)
  • Fine glitter in various colors
  • Glossy Accents
  • Adhesive
  • Bling – rhinestones, pearls, and other embellishments
  • Stickles
  • Scissors
  • Gold cording

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Blender Pen Bleed

by Ilina Crouse

Use a colorless blender pen for 2 faux effects with ink.

Supplies

  • Colorless blender pen (alcohol or solvent marker - Chameleon pens used here)
  • Cardstock (Neenah Solar White used here)
  • Layering stamps (Hero Arts For You Flowers and Thanks sets used here)
  • Stamp positioning tool (MISTI used here)
  • Shadow ink pads (Colors used here: Hero Arts Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Antiqua, Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Lime Green and Fresh Lawn. Other branded dye ink pads by Stewart Superior will also work. )
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Versafine Onyx black ink, Stampin Up!® Basic Black cardstock, Nuvo Crystal drops in Ebony Black, Fun Foam or mounting tape)

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Debossed Die Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use the impression of a cutting die for a resist technique.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Medioevalis stationery used here)
  • Wafer die (Impression Obsession DIE515-YY Sunflower Background used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Multi-purpose (adjustable) platform
  • Embossing pad
  • Bone folder
  • White crayon or oil pastel
  • Water soluble medium (Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, Color Burst and Brusho used here)
  • Clean water and paintbrush
  • Water mister
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession DIE291 All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2, A13341 You Are Enough, B13451 Miss You)

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Triangle Luminary Box

by France Martin

Create a unique gift box that can double as a lighted decoration.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’Up® Tranquil Tide, Dazzling Diamond Glitter used here)
  • Patterned paper (Year of Cheer, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Vellum
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, and Adhesive Tear and Tape used her)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Shaped dies
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’Up!® supplies used here: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Basic Pearl. Fairy lights.)

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Rosette Turkey

by Jean Cross

Create an adorable Thanksgiving decoration.

Supplies

  • Scallop or other border punch (Stampin’ Up!® punch used here)
  • Scoring board or ruler and stylus
  • 3/4" and 1” circle punches
  • 3” scallop or plain circle punch or die (Fiskars brand used here)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 12” x 12” patterned paper in autumn colors (double-sided paper suggested)
  • Cardstock in complementary colors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Paper clamps or hair clips (optional)
  • Printable turkey head template

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Alcohol Ink Baubles

by Heather Telford

Transform beautiful alcohol ink backgrounds into holiday ornament cards.

Supplies

  • Craft mat
  • Alcohol inks (used here: Lemonade, Shell Pink, Stonewashed, Stream, Cloudy Blue, Denim, Pool, Snow Cap and Silver Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks)
  • Rubbing alcohol (99% used here) or alcohol marker blending solution
  • Yupo paper (opaque used here - glossy cardstock can also be used)
  • Old paint brush
  • Blending tool with felts
  • Cotton swabs
  • Circle dies in various sizes
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (Penny Black products used here: Inspired, Trees & Hills, Joyful Ornaments, Tall Trees, Baubles, Nature's Beauty dies, Holiday Snippets stamp set; silver cord, silver gel pen; Majestic Blue and Deep Lagoon Versafine inks)

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Paint Swiping

by Cathie Cowles

Use acrylic paint to create a dramatic background.

Supplies

  • Heavyweight white cardstock (Neenah Solar White 110 lb. used here)
  • Acrylic paint (Dylusions Calypso Teal and Vibrant Turquoise used here)
  • Dauber for each paint color (Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool used here)
  • Baby wipes
  • Heat tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil, palette knife, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, spray bottle, Ranger Splatter Brush, Distress Black Soot Paint with Dauber Top)

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Stained Glass Stamping

by Dina Kowal

Recreate the look of stained glass with stamps and markers.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Open outline stamp (Impression Obsession CL774 Coffee To Go clear set used here)
  • Coloring medium (Copic markers, Chameleon Color Tones Pens and Toppers used here)
  • Large crackle, tile, or mosaic stamp, or a similar printable background (used here: Impression Obsession CC069 Cover-a-Card Craquelure; printable Honeycomb Texture background from Pixabay.com)
  • Ink compatible with the coloring medium (Impression Obsession Black Hybrid Ink used here)
  • Heavy acetate
  • Embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cracked folder used here)
  • Shaped dies or trimmer (Sizzix Rounded tags dies used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: MISTI, adhesive foam sheet, adhesive, ribbon, black colored pencil, sentiment stamp from A Jillian Vance Design)

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Camouflage Background

by Kelly Acheson

Use various inks to create the look of camouflage.

Supplies

  • Cardstock - white or ivory (Stampin’ Up!® Very Vanilla used here)
  • Ink pads in various earthy colors (Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Always Artichoke ink pads used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textures Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock, Aqua Painter, scissors, Die Cutting Machine, Adhesive )

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Vertical Step Card

by Robin Tharaldson

Create a dimensional card with a stair step feature.

Supplies

  • Printable Vertical Step Card template
  • Scoring tool
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Foam pad
  • Straight pin
  • Ruler
  • Cardstock cut to 5” x 6“
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Authentique Cuddle Boy papers; Die-namics Bundle of Baby Clothes and Stitched Alphabet die sets; Hello die (unknown); MFT Welcome, Baby clear stamp set)

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Embossed Ribbon

by Dina Kowal

Use an embossing folder to step up some of the wider ribbons in your stash.
Technique submitted by Holly Brown.

Supplies

  • Wide ribbon (satin, silk, grosgrain, etc.)
  • Mister bottle, filled with water or shimmer spray
  • Embossing folder (Darice Multi Circles 5x7 Embossing Folder used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Neenah cardstock, chipboard, Zig Clean Color brush marker, Echo Park papers, Spellbinders circle die, Impression Obsession stamp (C13101 Beautiful People) and die (DIE409-K Dress Form), Impression Obsession Chocolate Hybrid ink, Scor-Pal)

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Nouveau Retiform

by Lydia Fiedler

Learn a new take on the old retiform technique for a fun, fresh, geometric look.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Geometric stencil (ColorBox Modern Brick Stencil used here)
  • Rollagraph Self-Inking Roller Stamp or other stamps (Rollagraph Say What & Seattle Sky ink cartridge used here)
  • Dye ink (ColorBox Ink Premium Dye Mini inkpads used here)
  • Stencil brushes, blending tool or sponge (Clarity Stencil Brushes used here)
  • Masking paper or sticky notes

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Drunken Acrylic Reveal

by Lydia Fiedler

Learn a beautiful reveal technique for backgrounds with simple supplies.

Supplies

  • Acrylic paint (Lukas Cryl used here)
  • 91% Rubbing alcohol
  • Eyedropper or pipette
  • Heavy watercolor paper (140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press used here)

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Step Pop-Up Card

by France Martin

Create a standing pop-up card with a scenic inner panel.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up® Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White, Smoky Slate used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals and Fast Fuse used her)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Scenic stamp or dies
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Brick Wall embossing Folder, Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Vertical Greeting, Floral Phrases, Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments stamp set, Smoky Slate, VersaMark and Memento Ink, Wink of Stella clear, Black, Chocolate Chip and Blushing Bride markers, Silver embossing powder, Basic Pearls, heat tool, die cutting machine)

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Ink Spritzer Background

by Jessica Waisanen

Use spray inks and a report folder for a fun spritzy background.

Supplies

  • Spray inks (ColorBox® Spritzers in Grasshopper, Mermaid and Lemon Drop used here)
  • Plastic report cover
  • Cardstock (Bazzill Classic White used here)
  • Mat or large piece of scrap paper to catch excess spray
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Pillow box template (found online), 12” of yellow ric rac, stamped sentiment, ruler, scissors, large paperclip, adhesive runner)

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Duoprinting with Chlorophyll

by Lydia Fiedler

In a fun, two-for-one process, create beautiful botanical cards from the plants in your yard.

Supplies

  • Plants from your yard

  • Die cutting machine
  • (Big Shot Express used here)
  • Paper towels

  • Printer paper

  • Cardstock or watercolor paper
  • (Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Fabriano cold press watercolor paper used here)

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Paper Molding

by Deb Valder

Turn a stamped image into a molded, dimensional embellishment.

Supplies

  • Stamp image with dimensional sections (Fun Stampers Journey Embroidered Rose set used here)
  • Cardstock cut in strips, 3x longer than the image for folding
  • Ink (Pomegranate Splash used here)
  • Scissors
  • Thick liquid or tacky glue (Journey Craft Glue used here)
  • Acrylic glaze or clear varnish
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Fun Stampers Journey products used here: Die cutting machine; Designer Frames Die; Corrugated Board embossing folder; Silver/Gold Fashion Pearls; Journey Paintbrush; Journey Craft Glue; Journey Glaze; Bloom Tool; Spritzer; Pan Pastels; Sofft Tools; Heart Hand-held Punch; Crease Tool; Easy Glide Adhesive; Detail Pro Shears; plastic plate ; Fresh Foliage and Black Licorice inks)

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Tie Dye Background

by Kim Jolley

Recreate the magic of tie dye on paper.

Supplies

  • Dye inks (Stampin’ Up!® Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, and Marina Mist ink pads used here)
  • Baby wipes
  • One 8-12 cup size coffee filter
  • Glue stick
  • Multi-purpose glue
  • Cardstock
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the projects (SU supplies used here: Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White cardstock; Stamp sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (sentiment) and Daisy Delight; scrap of cheesecloth; Classic Label punch and Daisy Punch)

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Paper Bracelet

by Betty Traciak

Create a bracelet using rolled paper beads.

Supplies

  • Double-sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Cardstock (Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla Cardstock used here)
  • Pencil with a smooth barrel
  • Liquid adhesive
  • Snail or tape adhesive
  • .5 mm elastic beading thread (Stretch Magic used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim ink, Mini Tassels Assortment, 1” and 1-1/4” Circle Punches, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies)

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Pencil Indenting

by Dina Kowal

Add finely detailed highlights to pencil coloring by indenting the paper with a stylus.

Supplies

  • Stamp image with fine details such as hair, fur, whiskers, fabric, wind, grass, etc. (used here: Life is Better and Every Breath sets – Unity Stamp Co.)
  • Heavy pencil-friendly paper (Strathmore 100# Bristol Smooth paper used here)
  • Wax paper
  • Small ball stylus
  • Permanent ink (Stazon Jet Black ink used here)
  • Fine permanent marker (fine tip Sharpie marker used here)
  • Colored pencils (Chameleon Color Tones pencils used here)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Battery eraser or small detail eraser (optional - Derwent Battery Operated Eraser used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: MISTI, sentiment stamps from Inky Antics and Marcella Hawley, Sizzix tag dies)

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Cake Box

by Rebecca Ednie

Make a shaped box that looks like a slice of cake.

Supplies

  • Printable Cake Box Template
  • Medium- to heavy-weight patterned paper or cardstock, 8.5” x 11” (Craft Smith ocean-themed paper from Michaels used here)
  • Scoring board
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (1/4” Scor-Tape used for box tabs; foam squares, Ranger Multi-Medium matte and Glossy Accents used for embellishments; Glue Dots used to hold box closed)
  • Ribbon, border diecut or trim
  • Embellishments (used here: vintage pearls, real shell, 24”x3” White tulle, Gold Shimmer spray by Luminarte, 16-20” Gold-accent twine by Two Berry Creative, gold Rub n Buff wax paste, Copic E93 marker)

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Magic Reveal Spinner Card

by Tanya de Roy

Spin a panel on this card to reveal a hidden image or sentiment.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, and Sahara Sand cardstock used here)
  • Copy paper
  • Ink (SU Basic Black Archival ink used here)
  • Stamps (SU Love Sparkles and Moon Baby sets used here)
  • Coloring medium of your choice (watercolor pencils used here)
  • Circle dies (Layering Circles Framelits Dies used here)
  • Piercing tool
  • Scissors
  • Metal brads
  • Ribbon (1/4” Natural Trim Silver used here)
  • Adhesive (Scotch tape, foam adhesive, glue dots, and Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Designer Series Paper Stack 2016-2018 In Colour, heat tool, Aqua Painter)

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Curve-Sided Box

by Heidi Smith

Create a box with arched sides to hold a small bottle or other favor.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Blushing Bride used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (red liner tape and Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue used here)
  • Scissors
  • 2 3/4" (7 cm) cut circle or die (Layering Circles die used here)
  • 10 1/2" (26.5 cm) plate
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (Stampin’ Up products used here: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, and Berry Burst Cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Cardstock; Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi inks; Dragonfly Dreams stamp set; Layering Circle dies and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits)

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Card Clutch

by Dee Slater

Create a folded pocket clutch for an adorable notecard presentation.

Supplies

  • 12” x 12” 2-sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Glue Dots
  • 3 1/2” x 5” notecards and envelopes (Stampin’ UP!’s Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes used.)
  • Matching embellishments for clutch décor
  • Velcro or magnets for closure options

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Watercolor Imprints

by Dina Kowal

Lay stencils and stamps into wet ink to create beautiful patterned backgrounds.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press 140# watercolor paper used here)
  • Water-reactive medium (Distress Oxide inks used here – watercolor paints or markers, Distress or dye inks can also be used)
  • Mister bottle
  • Stencils (istencils Feathered Damask Stencil used here)
  • Bold background stamps (Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Lotus used here)
  • Acrylic blocks, etc. to weight down edges of stencil
  • Flat-backed objects such as buttons, small containers, sequins, cutting dies, etc.(cabochon, buttons, sequins, small container and lid, Quickutz nesting heart dies used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Sentiments clear set, Art Gone Wild/Catherine Scanlon Peonies stamp, black glossy cardstock, white detail embossing powder, craft sheet, MISTI)

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Basket Weave Card

by Kelly Acheson

Create a latticed card with a few simple cuts and folds.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Carried Away Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Basket Weave Card printable template
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Paper clips
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Die Cutting Machine, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock, Banner Triple Punch, Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Brush, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Soft Sky and Night Navy ink pads, Dimensionals or 3D Pop Dots)

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Shadowbox Frame Card

by Becky Roberts

Create a dimensional card with a shadowbox frame inside.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White, Calypso Coral, and Basic Gray cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Tear n Tape used here)
  • Scissors
  • Shaped diefor cardfront window (Layering Ovals Framelits dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Ink Pads: Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky; Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Birthday Banners, Work of Art (ground), Sheltering Tree (sky); Punches/Die Cuts: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Fox Builder Punch; Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon)

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Ice Cream Sandwich Box

by Barb Mullikin

Make an ice cream sandwich shaped gift/ treat box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock cut to 6 7/8” x 7 3/8” for box, 2 5/8” x 7” for divider tray, 2 pieces at 3 1/4” x 6” for cookies
  • Patterned paper cut to 3/4” x 12” and 4 pieces cut to 1” x 3” (Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade (or other scoring tool)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Piercing tool and mat
  • Corner rounder punch (Envelope Punch board used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin' Up! products used here - Cool Treats stamp set, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder cardstocks, Silver Foil Sheets, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pads, Owl Builder Punch, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Grid Paper, Big Shot; Hershey Nuggets, gift card)

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Impressions of Tarnished Foil

by Melissa Kerman

Create a stunning effect with layers of dry and heat embossing.

Supplies

  • Embossing folder (Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up!® used here)
  • Stamps (optional - Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! used here)
  • Foiled cardstock, or cardstock covered in aluminum foil or foil tape (Silver Foil Sheets by Stampin’ Up! used here)
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad
  • Metallic embossing powders (gold and copper used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project Stampin' Up! products used here: Basic Black, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock)

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Felt Succulents

by Dina Kowal

Use common shaped dies to create faux succulents for embellishments and decor.

Supplies

  • Felt in various colors (wool/rayon blend "Earthy Heathers" felt from etsy seller sweetemmajean used here)
  • Shaped dies (anything with a rounded or pointed edge or repeated pattern will work – circles, ovals, leaves, hearts, ornaments, labels, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Sharp embroidery needle
  • Embroidery floss
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: empty tape roll, patterned paper, chipboard, circle dies, tacky glue, hot glue gun)

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Watercolor Marble

by Taheerah Atchia

Use watercolors to create a marbled background effect.

Supplies

  • Thick white cardstock or watercolour paper (Ellen Hutson Letterpress cardstock used here)
  • Water-based dye inks (Distress Inks in shades of green and grey used here)
  • Selection of paintbrushes in different sizes
  • Clean water
  • Heat tool (Inkssentials Heat It Tool used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Avery Elle Pure White cardstock, wood paper, ‘Framed With Evelin T Designs’ clear set from Winnie & Walter, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tsukineko Versamark ink, WOW! Metallic Copper Sparkle embossing powder, In A Word: Shine Script die by Winnie & Walter, die cutting machine, Oh My Motex label maker, scissors, ScorBuddy, bone folder, Olba Pinflair Glue Gel, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Matte Medium)

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Shadow Stamping

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a dimensional effect with two colored inks and a tiny shift with your stamp or cardstock.

Supplies

  • Cardstock

  • Two colors of dye ink - one light, one dark

  • Stamps - clear/acrylic/photopolymer stamps work best

  • Stamp positioner (optional, MISTI used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Cling Wrap Background

by Lydia Fiedler

Create texture and depth using wet media and cling wrap.

Supplies

  • Water-soluble medium (watercolor, ink and watercolor powders used here)
  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano 90 lb. hot press paper used here - any water-friendly paper will work)
  • Cling wrap
  • Spray bottle
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Simon Says Stamp Birch Tree Window Die, Paper Artsy Infusions Powdered Watercolor, Daniel Smith Bright Opera Watercolor, Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Broken China, Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits, Concord & 9th Beautiful Words Dies, Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set, Stampin' Up! So Very Much Stamp Set, Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment Ink, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder)

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Canvas Panel Card

by Kristen Powers

Use mini canvas panels to create fun mixed media decor.

Supplies

  • Two 4” x 4” flat canvas panels (or two same-size pieces of mat board or heavy chip board)
  • Gel printed papers or decorative papers of your choice
  • PVA glue, gel medium or your favorite white glue
  • Washi tape
  • Waterproof inkpad
  • Stamps (RubberMoon stamps by Mindy Lacefield used here)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Coarse nail file
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Pencil Monochrome

by Dina Kowal

Learn how to get a variety of shades from a single pencil.

Supplies

  • Colored pencils (Faber Castell Polychromos pencils used here)
  • Pencil sharpener (Kutsuwa Stad T'Gaal Pencil Sharpener used here)
  • Cardstock or drawing paper (Canson XL Recycled Bristol (toothy side) used here)
  • Stamped image (Joyride clear set by The Cat’s Pajamas used here)
  • Blending or burnishing pencil, or white colored pencil (optional – Prismacolor Colorless Blender used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (adhesive pearls, patterned paper, Quickutz oval dies, trimmer, Scor-Pal, MISTI)

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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)

Step-by-Step

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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)

Step-by-Step

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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)

Step-by-Step

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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

Step-by-Step

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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 )

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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

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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)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score a 12” X 12” piece of double-sided paper or cardstock at 3/4”, 4”, 8” and 11 1/4”. Rotate the paper 90 degrees and repeat.

  2. Step 2

    Cutting on the score lines, cut away the corner rectangles. Cut in on the vertical score lines to where the score lines cross. Trim the tabs on a slight angle.

  3. Step 3

    Apply adhesive to the flaps.

  4. Step 4

    Fold on the score lines and assemble into a box. Bend the top flaps down.

  5. Step 5

    Cut six strips of double sided paper, 1” X 11”. Make a score line 3-1/2” from each end. Apply adhesive to the center of three strips and adhere to the bottom of the box, spacing them evenly.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere the remaining three strips perpendicular to the first three as shown.

  7. Step 7

    Apply adhesive to the top of each strip and adhere them just below the score line under the top flap.

  8. Step 8

    Repeat on all sides.

    (optional) For a finished look, cover the bottom of basket with a 4” X 4” piece of cardstock.

  9. Step 9

    Apply adhesive to the underside of the top flaps and secure. Cut a 1 1/4” X 12” piece of double-sided paper for the handle and attach to the inside of the basket. Decorate as desired to complete the project.

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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

  1. Step 1

    Draw or trace a simple image onto a piece of paper or cardstock,using a soft-leaded pencil.

    Trim around the image with scissors.


    NOTE:

    If you are a beginner, choose a solid image with straight lines, broad curves and wide angles. As you practice, you will be able to progress to images with outlines and more details.

  2. Step 2

    Lay the paper with the image face down on the carving block. With your thumbnail, a bone folder, or other flat tool, burnish the paper so that the image transfers to the block. Take care to keep the paper still. If needed, touch up the image or edges of the transferred drawing with a pencil or alcohol marker so that it is clear and complete.

  3. Trim the carving block with a craft knife, leaving a 1/8" – 1/4" border around the image.

    NOTE:

    Images can be drawn directly onto the carving block, but remember that they will be stamped in reverse. Using a transfer method will allow the stamped image to return to the orientation in which it was drawn.

  4. Step 3

    Using the smallest V-gouge blade, cut around the outline of the image. Keep the flat back of the tip against the block to ensure that the blade does not dig into the block too deeply.

    TIPS:
    Work slowly and carefully.
    Cut from inside angles out.
    Always cut away from yourself, and watch your fingers!

  5. If cutting around a curve, turn the block to meet the blade rather than trying to turn the blade into a curved cut.

  6. Step 4

    Use the small blade to cut along any detail lines inside the outline as well.

  7. Step 5

    Switch blades to a larger U-gouge tip. Cut away the excess rubber around the outline, leaving only the area that you want to stamp.

  8. Step 6

    Ink the stamp surface with Stazon ink. This will give a good idea of what surfaces of the stamp may still need to be carved away. Allow the ink to dry completely before proceeding.

  9. Step 7

    Keep carving away inked areas that are not a part of the stamp image. Take care not to undercut the image; cut at a slight angle away from the edge.

  10. Step 8

    Use a scrap piece of paper to stamp a test image. This will allow you to see which areas of the image will stamp, and indicate where adjustments are still needed.

  11. Step 9

    Repeat steps 7 and 8 until the image is trimmed to your satisfaction.

  12. Be patient and work slowly – you will need to stamp several test images as you go along, and keep making adjustments until all the excess rubber is trimmed away.

  13. Step 10

    To add very fine details and sharp angles, a craft knife can be used. Hold the blade straight up and down to go along the outline, cutting into the block about 1/16".

  14. To complete the cut, angle the blade 30-45 degrees, and cut down in to the first cut line from about 1/16" outside the first cut.

  15. Step 11

    Trim the edges of the stamp closer to the edge of the image with a craft knife, cutting at an angle.

  16. Step 12

    Stamp with the carved stamp as usual to decorate a card panel.

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Variations

  1. Scraps of the carving block can be used to make borders, accent stamps, or repeating patterns. The border stamp in the photo was carved with a few parallel lines, and stamped repeatedly to create a striped background.

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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

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut plain cardstock to 3 3/4" X 4 1/4" for the insert. Punch the top two corners with a corner rounder, if desired.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp a greeting on the insert card.

  3. Step 3

    Create pull tabs for the card insert and gift card using dies or punches. Adhere to the backs of the insert and gift card.

  4. Step 4

    Score 3" up from the bottom of the kraft bag.

  5. Fold the bottom of bag upward, and crease on the fold line with a bone folder.

  6. Step 5

    Lay the folded bag atop the strip of patterned paper. Apply adhesive to one end of the paper.

  7. Fold the patterned paper around on each side of the bag to create the belt or belly band. Adhere.

    TIP:
    Offset the seam a bit if needed to hide it behind the tag or other front treatment.

  8. Step 6

    Create a tag or other treatment for the front.

  9. Stamp a greeting on the tag and embellish as desired. For the sample, a dimensional blossom coordinates with the patterned paper.

  10. Step 7

    Complete the project and tuck in a gift card, cash or tickets for gift-giving.

  11. The gift card holder will fit in a standard A2 envelope if the tabs are not too high.

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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)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut patterned paper to 7 3/4" x 3". On the right side of the paper make a tick mark 1 1/4" down from the top corner with a pencil. Along the bottom of the DSP make a tick mark 3" from the left corner.

  2. For an additional guide, connect those two tick marks with a pencil line. Cut from point to point with a trimmer to create the angle.

  3. Step 2

    Score at 3", 3 1/2", 5" and 6 1/8" along the long (uncut) side.

  4. Step 3

    Fold accordion style on the score lines, back and forth.

  5. The finished folded piece should look like this.

  6. Step 4

    Add some adhesive to the back of each pleat to hold the folds in place.

  7. Step 5

    Add some adhesive to the back of each pleat to hold the folds in place.

  8. Step 6

    Decorate the card as desired.

  9. Step 7

    Complete the project.

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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)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Stamp an outline image in a light colored ink onto watercolor cardstock. Antique Linen Distress Ink was used here.

  2. Step 2

    Create a palette of the colors you are going to use. This can be done by “smooshing” the inkpad onto a non-porous surface (a laminated piece of cardstock is used here).

  3. TIP:
    With watercoloring the trick is to build up layers of color. Water down a bit of the ink so you will have a very light version of it.

  4. Step 3

    Use a paintbrush to color in the image all over. The light ink used to stamp the image will take on the color that you are painting with. (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here.)

  5. HINT:
    Between layers of color, heat the cardstock with a heat tool so the color won’t run.

  6. Step 4

    Using the same ink color, but no added water, paint in the area where you would like to add shading.

  7. While the ink is still wet, use a clean paintbrush with clear water and blend in between the shaded areas and light areas to blend out the line.

  8. Step 5

    If you have any outlines you need to fill in, do so with undiluted ink on your brush, gently tracing the lines.

  9. Step 6

    After finishing with one color area, follow the same steps with the next color. (The next color for the sample is watered down Tea Dye Distress Ink.)

  10. Again, go in with undiluted ink to add the shading. Blend out the shading with clear water.

  11. Step 7

    Smaller details can be filled in without adding shading.


  12. TIP:
    For more precise details, use a liner pen or marker, or add small touches with a fine detail brush.

  13. Step 8

    Use the painted image to complete a card or other project.

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