Lollipop Cover

by Dina Kowal

Use a die to create a cute cover for a lollipop.

Supplies

  • Patterned paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Oval dies (Spellbinders dies used here, about 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” and 1” x 2”)
  • Leaf die (pumpkin stem from A Jillian Vance Design’s Jack O. Lantern set used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • 1/4” circle hole punch or die
  • Tootsie Pop or other similar lollipop
  • Adhesive
  • Clothespins or reverse tweezers
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Halloween Character Box

by Gloria Plunkett

Upcycle a clear box into a quirky character.

Supplies

  • Acetate Box (Stampin’ Up!® Acetate Card Box (11.3 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm or approx. 6" x 4 1/2" x 1/2" box used here – measurements can be adjusted to other sizes)
  • Cardstock
  • Circle dies or punches
  • Other dies as needed to embellish (SU Gathered Leaves dies used here)
  • Embossing folder (optional –SU Pinewood Planks folder used here)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Dimensionals / Foam)

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Stained Glass Panels

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a stained glass effect on layered die cut cardstock.

Supplies

  • Gloss gel medium
  • Palette knives
  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Background dies (Kat Scrappiness Butterfly Backdrop used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Adhesive
  • Additives (Catherine Pooler Inks & Glitter used here)

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Fox Card

by Gloria Plunkett

Use everyday dies for this fox shaped card.

Supplies

  • White cardstock for card base (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Whisper White used here)
  • Brown or dark orange cardstock for head and ears (SU Cajun Craze used here)
  • Scrap cardstock for flowers and leaves (SU Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz used here)
  • Circle dies (SU Layering Circle Framelits used here)
  • Small heart die (SU Pretty Park Framelits used here)
  • Flower stamps and/or dies (SU Pop of Petals stamp set and Four-Petal Punch used here)
  • Leaf die or punch (SU Leaf Punch used here)
  • Nesting leaf dies for ears (SU Nature’s Roots dies used here)
  • Inks (SU Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz Classic Inks, and White Craft Ink used here)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • White marker (SU White Stampin’ Chalk Marker used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sponge dauber, Clear Wink of Stella)

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Q-tip® Pointillism

by France Martin

Use cotton swabs to apply ink in a new way.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White used here)
  • Dye reinkers (SU Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive used here)
  • Compatible ink for stamping (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Stamp image (SU Winter Woods used here)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubber band or washi tape
  • Clear block or other non-porous surface for a palette
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’Up!® supplies used here: Gather Together stamp set, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze cardstock, circle dies, Wink of Stella brush pen, Cajun Craze Linen Thread, Old Olive and Balmy Blue ink pads, Dimensionals, adhesive, sponges)

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Micro Glaze™ Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use the waterproof property of Micro Glaze™ for a stenciling technique.

Supplies

  • Paintable surface (wood pumpkin from Dollar Tree used here)
  • Flat paint brush
  • Gesso to prepare the surface for paint, if necessary
  • Craft paints
  • Permanent ink (Stazon Pigment ink used here)
  • Blender brush
  • Stamps (Impression Obsession L9724 French Word Background used here)
  • Water
  • Stencil (Fancy Web stencil from A Colorful Life Designs used here)
  • Micro Glaze™ (by JudiKins or Ranger/Distress)
  • Soft cloth or paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Alcohol Ink Coffee Card

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Use alcohol inks for the coffee in this creative shaped card.

Supplies

  • Yupo synthetic paper (white used here)
  • Brown alcohol inks (Copic Refills E55, 57, 59 used here)
  • Metallic mixative (Rose Gold mixative from Ranger used here)
  • Cardstock for base (Neenah 110 lb used here)
  • 2 circle dies, one slightly larger than the other
  • Air puffer (Camera Lens Cleaner) (optional)
  • Plastic pipettes (optional)
  • Plastic palette (optional)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Transfer foil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Essentials by Ellen Every Day Punnies stamp set, Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake dye ink, Mini MISTI)

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Smackdown Technique

by Lydia Fiedler

Create a sense of motion using simple, repetitive stamping.

Supplies

  • Clear stamps (Gina K Stitched Leaves and Boho Flowers used here)

  • Acrylic blocks

  • Ink (Gina K Electro Pop and Versafine Clair used here)

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Alcohol Marker Flicking

by Sandi MacIver

Use this simple marker technique for layered coloring.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Simon Says Stamp Delicate flowers used here)
  • Alcohol-friendly ink (dye, archival or hybrid - Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Alcohol markers (Copics used here – Pinks: R81, R83, RV34; Greens: G21, G94)
  • Cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cover Stock used here)
  • Other supplies as neededto complete the card (used here: Gansai Tambi watercolor, Die Cutting Machine, Simon Says Delicate Flowers dies, Wonky Rectangles Dies, Foam Tape, adhesive, MISTI stamping tool, Scor-Buddy, Sequins)

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Acrylic Stencil Deboss

by Dina Kowal

Scrape paint over a debossed stencil print for a unique background.

Supplies

  • Heavy cardstock or mixed media paper (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# Cover used here)
  • Stencil (ColorBox® Art Screens “Buzzy” and “Disco” Trios used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Crossover II used here)
  • Silicone or rubber embossing pad
  • Heavy pigment ink or acrylic craft paint (2-3 colors, ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull used here)
  • Stiff plastic card (credit card, library card, etc.)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (listed with samples below)

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Wood Dye Resist

by Dina Kowal

Layer staining dyes on wood with an embossed resist pattern.

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Spray Resist

by Shannon Smith

Use an acrylic spray for a resist technique.

Supplies

  • Photo paper
  • Distress Resist Spray (Ranger brand used here. Editor's note: a substitute can be made using a 1:1 mixture of water and acrylic glaze (ex: Glossy Accents, Diamond Glaze, 3D Crystal Lacquer)
  • Water-based ink (RG Avenue Sugar Drop ink - Sweet Banana, Sour Mist, Tangy Gum and Rich Blueberry used here)
  • Blending brushes
  • Baby wipes
  • Heat tool (Marvy Uchida heat tool used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: My Favorite Things "Mermazing" stamp and die set, Gina K. Amalgam ink pad, Copic markers, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle Dies, vellum, navy and light turquoise cardstock, foam squares, FSJ tape runner, craft glue)

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Pop-Up Flower Pot Card

by Chris Slogar

Create a 3D Flower Pot Card that folds flat for mailing.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Whisper White used here)
  • Window sheets
  • Designer Paper (SU 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Corner rounder (SU Detailed Trio used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue, Glue Dots, and SU Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Daisy Lane Stamp Set and Daisy Punch, 1/2” circle punch, Well Written Stamp Set and Stitched Labels Dies, Melon Mambo Ink, Grapefruit Grove Ink, Pineapple Punch Ink, and Blueberry Bushel Ribbon)

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Flip Flap Card

by Beth Rush

Make an interactive card with a surprise front flap.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Stampin' Up!® Barn Door and Over the Moon sets used here)
  • Cardstock (Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White used here)
  • Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Classic Label Punch, slot punch or craft knife to cut a slit
  • Hole punch or tag topper Punch (Delightful Tag Topper punch used here)
  • Ribbon
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card

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5-Sided Box

by Natalie O’Shea

Use our free template to create a 5 sided gift box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Printable template
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Patterned paper for layering
  • Punch or die for box top
  • Embellishments
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Fishing Vest

by Gloria Plunkett

Create a shaped card for your favorite fisherman!

Supplies

  • Neutral cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Circle punch or dies (2 1/4" circle punch used here)
  • Scissors
  • Embossing folder (optional – Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Ink for sponging (optional – Soft Suede classic ink used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Gold Foil Sheets, Catch of the Day dies, Gold and Clear Faceted Gems)

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Pocket Portfolio

by Dina Kowal

Create a presentation folder for cards, business info and more!

Supplies

  • Cardstock (full sheet, 8 1/2" x 11”)
  • Scoring board and tool
  • Scissors or trimmer
  • Border die (Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Die Trio used here)
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: round label stickers)

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Punch Board Gift Bag

by Mary Deatherage

Use an envelope punch board to create a small gift bag.

Supplies

  • 12” x 12” patterned paper
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Bone folder
  • Double sided tape (Tear & Tape used here)
  • 1/2” circle punch
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

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Heart Treat Holder

by Wendy Lee

Create a heart-shaped treat holder that you can share with friends.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 1-1/4” x 11”, 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” (Stampin’ Up!® Mosaic Mood Designer Paper & So Saffron cardstock used here)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Bone Folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla cardstock, Soft Suede ink, Butterfly Duet punch, Tailored Tag punch, glue dots, dimensionals)

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Liquid Shaker Card

by Lindsay Adreon

Capture the sparkle of the ocean in this updated gel card tutorial.

Supplies

  • Zip closure baggie
  • Hair gel (clear works best)
  • Tape adhesive
  • Liquid colorant (optional - Dr. Ph. Martins Liquid Watercolor used here)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Cardstock
  • Frame for shaker (Kat Scrappiness Wood Grain Frame Die used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Joy Clair Stamps Baby Shark Stamp Set, Craftin Desert Divas Ocean Border Dies, Die Cutting Machine, Distress Ink Minis, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Flag Banner Dies, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Dick Blick Studio Brush Markers)

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Mixed Media Smooshing

by Jenny Hall

The basic ink smooshing method (tutorial HERE) is to add ink and water together on a waterproof surface, then dip or “smoosh” the watercolor paper into the fluid for a unique technique result. By using different additions or mix-ins together in the fluid, the watercolor paper picks up the special effects and lends a custom watercolor look.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Strathmore brand used here)
  • Spray bottle with tap water
  • Paper towels
  • Non-porous work surface (Waffle Flower Crafts - Water Media Mat used here)
  • Shimmer paint
  • White pigment ink refill
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Coloring media: watercolor pens/markers, dye ink pads, Distress Oxide sprays, liquid watercolors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Technique panel cut to 4 1/4” x 4 1/2”, corner rounding punch, Penny Black "The Sweetest Sound" cling stamp, Altenew "In My Thoughts" clear set, light gray stamp pad, MISTI stamping tool, heavy cardstock bard base cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, double sided foam tape)

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Magic Envelope Card

by Kelly Acheson

Make a card and envelope in one.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry cardstock & Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do stamp set, Rich Razzleberry & Memento Tuxedo Black inks, )

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Pastel Stencil Press

by Dina Kowal

Create two backgrounds using a stencil and pastels.

Supplies

  • Smooth cardstock or watercolor paper - 2 panels
  • Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs 019157 Psychedelic Swirls used here)
  • Versamark ink
  • Die cutting machine
  • Silicone or rubber embossing pad
  • PanPastels or other chalk/pastel media
  • Soft makeup brush or other applicator
  • Washi tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Impression Obsession DIE694 Sea Life Frame, DIE684 Scuba Divers, DIE797 Crazy Stitched Set, DIE798 Stitched Tag, DIE122 Snow Globe, A13010 Explore cling stamp, CL827 Introverting clear set, black swiss dot ribbon)

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Faux Hardware Embellishments

by France Martin

Use common supplies to create some fun metallic hardware embellishments.

Supplies

  • Embossing powder (silver and black )
  • Stampin' Up!® Dimensionals (double-sided foam adhesive hexagons)
  • Heat tool
  • Paper piercer
  • Hole punch (1/4” and 1/8”)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies uses here: Geared Up Garage stamp set, Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate cardstock, Silver Foil and Wood Texture designer paper, glue dots, Scattered Sequins embossing folder, VersaMark ink, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend)

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Graphite Transfer Paper Deboss

by Lydia Fiedler

Don't want to get your hands inky? Color the background of embossing folders with graphite transfer paper.

Supplies

  • Graphite Transfer Paper

  • Cardstock or Watercolor Paper

  • Embossing Folder

  • Die Cutting Machine

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Stamp Shifting

by Dina Kowal

Use a stamp positioner for some fun effects with repeated images.

Supplies

  • Stamp positioner (MISTI by My Sweet Petunia used here)

  • Border or outline stamps, background stamps with an open design (please see individual card samples for products used)

  • Inks (ColorBox® Dyestress Inkpads used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project



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Layered Vintage Card

by Ana Reese

Use layers of stamping, sponging and ephemera to create a beautiful vintage card.

Supplies

  • Embossing powder (Ranger Clear Embossing Powder used here)
  • Small paint brush
  • Stencil brush
  • Ink blending tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stencil (Tim Holtz Mini Square Gradient used here)
  • Mini stapler (Tim Holtz Mini Stapler used here)
  • Inks (FSJ Black Licorice Ink and Ranger Grey Tinted Embossing Ink, Distress Inks Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, Distress Oxide Spray – Peeled Paint used here)
  • Stamps (Wendy Vecchi- In Love with Art and Stampendous- Spanish Loving Messages used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: FSJ Glaze, foam tape, copper sequins, Tim Holtz Hinge Clips, ART Paper Flower embellishments, Neenah 110# Solar White Cover, Grey cardstock by FSJ, Neenah Vellum paper, scissors, paper trimmer, glue dots, Tim Holtz Paper Dolls)

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3D Frame Display

by Betty Traciak

Make a standing frame with die cut openings.

Supplies

  • Cardstock or double-sided scrapbook paper (Stampin' Up!® Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand and Whisper White Cardstock used here)

  • Score board

  • Tape or strip adhesive

  • Die cutting machine

  • Dies (SU Stitched Labels Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Framelits used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers, Floral Romance Seals, Nature’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals)

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Home-Sweet-Home Mini Album

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Make a photo album that folds up into a decorative house.

Supplies

  • Decorative paper (two at 12” x 12”, two at 4” x 6”, four at 3/4” x 4”, two at 3/4” x 5” - Stampin' Up!® Share What You Love Specialty Paper used here)
  • Cardstock (one at 5” x 8”, two at 1” x 5”, four at 1/2” x 4”, four at 3 3/4” x 5 3/4” (two each of two different colors) - SU Rich Razzleberry, Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Ribbon, two 12” pieces (SU Rich Razzleberry ribbon used here)
  • Two eyelets, punch and setter (Cropadile used here)
  • Border die or punch
  • Scissors
  • 12x12 trimmer
  • Adhesives of choice
  • Clear tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz inks, Butterfly Gala stamp set, Stitched Oval Thinlit Dies, Scallop Punch, Double Butterfly Punch)

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Note Card Clutch

by Chris Slogar

Create a sweet clutch to hold a set of note cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (SU All My Love used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Corner rounder (Envelope Punch Board used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue and SU Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Lovely Lipstick Ribbon, Silver and White Baker’s Twine, Basic Adhesive Sequins, Rhinestones, Forever Lovely Stamp Set, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, 2 ¼” Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lovely Lipstick Ink, Powder Pink Ink, and Soft Sea Foam Ink)

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Trapped Crystal

by Rebecca Ednie

Create an icy or sparkly background using acetate, glitter and clear glaze.

Supplies

  • Heavy weight cardstock
  • Acetate (heat resistant is preferred)
  • Glitter of choice (mylar flakes used here)
  • Clear drying gloss adhesive (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Small spoon
  • Clamps (bamboo clothespins used here)
  • Painters or removable tape
  • Hardboard like clipboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

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Nested Portfolio Card

by Deb Valder

Tuck a photo portfolio in the front of an interactive presentation card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Trimmer
  • Scoring tool (or attachment on trimmer)
  • Craft knife
  • Rectangle dies
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Art Impressions watercolor stamps, watercolor paper, watercolor markers, permanent black ink)

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Die Debossed Watercolor

by Dina Kowal

Impress a die into watercolor paper then use the outlines to guide your watercolor painting.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Medioevalis stationery used here)
  • Wafer die (Spellbinders Blooming Roses - Large Die Of The Month Club June 2018 used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Multi-purpose (adjustable) platform
  • Embossing pad and cutting plates
  • Bone folder
  • Watercolor medium (QoR Modern Watercolors used here)
  • Clean water and paintbrush
  • Water mister
  • Heat tool
  • White gesso
  • Ball stylus
  • Colored pencils and sharpener
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Stamp Set, cardstock, adhesive, Polychromos colored pencils)

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Stencil Sponging

by Loll Thompson

Learn the basics for stenciling and shading with sponge daubers.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (or mixed media, watercolor paper, etc.)
  • Stencil (Lovely Large Flower by Studio 490 used here)
  • Inks (Distress inks used here: Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn)
  • Sponge daubers
  • Painter’s tape

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Floral Tag Card

by Becky Roberts

Stamp a matching base and tag for a pretty layered card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock base and quarter sheet (Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream and Bazzill Pale Rose used here)
  • Stamps (Blossom Party from The Stamp Market used here)
  • Dies (Hello Serifs Dies, Jumbo Tag Dies from The Stamp Market used here)
  • Ink pads (Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Olive, Moss, Blush, Rouge and Velvet and Fun Stampers Journey Banana Cream and Pineapple Smoothie used here)
  • Ribbon (Special Day Organza from Fun Stampers Journey used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and Foam Squares used here)

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Acetate Tent Card

by Dina Kowal

Make a tent card with a clear front.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base (Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White cover stock used here)
  • Background panel (quarter sheet of solid or patterned paper, gel print, stamped, stenciled or sponged background, etc.)
  • Scoring tool
  • Border edge die or large shaped die (Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Oval die used here)
  • Strong double sided tape (Scrapbook.com brand used here)
  • Heavy clear sheet (20 mil report cover used here)
  • Dies (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dance For Joy and The Cat’s Pajamas Grass Cutups used here)
  • Sentiment stamp (Impression Obsession C13769 Happy Thoughts used here)
  • Adhesive (Grafix Artist-Tac Dry Adhesive Sheet used here)
  • Ribbon (opt.)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card

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Resourceful Art Journaling

by Helen Gullett

Use everyday objects to create a layered art journal page.

Supplies

  • Mixed Media art journal (Canson brand used here)
  • Matte gel medium (Daler Rowney brand used here)
  • White gesso (Dina Wakley Gesso by Ranger used here)
  • Texture paste (The Crafter's Workshop brand used here)
  • Color misters (Heidi Swapp brand used here)
  • White paint (white acrylic paint + water mixture used here)
  • Gold transfer foil sheet (DecoFoil brand used here)
  • Household objects to add texture (toilet paper roll, bubble wrap, coffee cup sleeve, tissue paper, dried inky baby wipes, plastic knife)
  • Scissors
  • Heat tool
  • Baby wipes
  • Bone folder
  • Watercolor crayons (Stabilo Woody brand used here)
  • Waterbrush (ADORNit brand used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Graciellie Design digital sentiment, brayer used here)

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Framed Diecut Decor

by Kelly Acheson

Frame your diecuts for a lovely decor item.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick used here)
  • Patterned papers (SU All My Love Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Dies (SU Large Letter Framelits Dies, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies and Stitched Shapes Framelits used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals used here)
  • Picture frame (sized to fit your project – 8” x 8” frame used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (SU supplies used here: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stamping Sponge, Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Scissors, Bow Maker)

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Valentine Tea Light

by Twila Davis

Create a valentine tea light holder with a matching mat.

Supplies

  • Cardstock: red, white (Stampin' Up!® Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White used here)
  • Vellum (SU brand used here)
  • Themed designer paper (SU All My Love Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Score board
  • Die cutting machine
  • Heart dies (SU Be Mine Stitched Framelits used here)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Battery tea light
  • Pencil

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Stacked Stencils

by Dina Kowal

Use two stencils together to create a pattern within a pattern.

Supplies

  • Card panel (Canson XL Series Recycled Bristol Paper – smooth side – used here)
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Stencils (A Colorful Life Designs stencils used here: 018119 Sweater Knit, 017120 Grunge Dots; 018141 Stencil Stacker Rectangle, 017115 Doodle Wheels)
  • Inks (Impression Obsession Hybrid inks (Chartreuse, Lime) and Colorbox Premium Dye inks (Dandelion, Coral) used here)
  • Applicators (toothbrush style makeup brushes used here)
  • Washi tape
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the projects (Impression Obsession F13749 Fascinator Guinea Pig, WP898 Chocolate Builder clear set, F13755 Girlfriends Silhouette, C13760 Being There, Versafine Onyx Black ink, foam sheet, Spellbinders shape dies, Copic markers, Stampendous detail white embossing powder, Scor-Pal)

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Ice Rink

by France Martin

Create a chilly winter scene with a icy pond.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (Stampin’ Up® brand used here)
  • Watercolor medium (SU watercolor pencils and ink used here)
  • Watercolor brush (SU Aqua Painter used here)
  • Scenic stamps (SU Lovely As A Tree set used here)
  • Liquid glue or other glaze that dries clear and glossy (SU Fine Tip Glue used here)
  • Embossing paste (SU Shimmery White Embossing Paste used here)
  • Palette knives
  • Ink (SU Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, In the Woods Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Beauty Abounds stamp set, Aqua Painter )

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Yupo Winter Scene

by Ana Reese

Use alcohol inks to create this winter scene.

Supplies

  • Yupo® synthetic paper
  • Alcohol inks (Pool and Turquoise alcohol inks by Ranger used here)
  • Rubbing alcohol, Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
  • Wide paint brush
  • Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker by Ranger
  • Mixatives (Gunmetal, Silver, and Snow Cap Mixatives by Ranger used here)
  • Alcohol-compatible ink (Gina K Amalgam Ink used here)
  • Stamps (Altenew Holiday Wishes and Inkadinkado Trees used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Ranger Glossy Accents, foam tape, translucent sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Neenah 110# Solar White Cover)

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Treat Sliders

by Chris Slogar

Ribbon pulls reveal the treat inside this special holder.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Poppy Parade, Garden Green and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (SU Santa’s Workshop used here)
  • 1/2” circle punch
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Up! Tear & Tape and Dimensionals used here)
  • Instant coffee packs or other treat
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Poppy Parade Ribbon, Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes, Rhinestones, Candy Cane Season Stamp Set and Builder Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Poppy Parade Ink, and Garden Green Ink)

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Paper Pendants

by Dina Kowal

Layer watercolor paper to create this sturdy charm or embellishment.

Supplies

  • Heavy watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press 140# paper used here)
  • Shaped die (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Tea Pots Etched Dies used here)
  • Liquid glue or matte gel medium (Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue used here)
  • Coloring medium (QoR watercolors and Polychromos colored pencils used here)
  • 1/16” hole punch
  • Nail file
  • Clear varnish or acrylic glaze (Sculpey Gloss Glaze used here)
  • Jump rings, wire and beads (7mm ring, and 8 mm glass bead used here)
  • Jewelry pliers
  • 36” cording (1.5mm black round leather cord used here)

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Assembly Line Stamping

by Lisa Foster

Try these tips for mass producing cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Night of Navy, Silver Foil and Whisper White, scraps of Night of Navy used here)
  • Ink (SU Night of Navy used here)
  • Stamps (SU His Light and Star of Light used here)
  • Die cuts (SU Starlight dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: strong liquid adhesive, craft mat, sponge, white envelopes, acrylic blocks, tape runner, adhesive-backed foam dimensionals. Pre-cut card bases if desired as an alternative.)

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Tissue Paper Bokeh

by Lindsay Adreon

Create a stunning bokeh effect with die cut tissue paper.

Supplies

  • Circle dies or punches ( 3-4 sizes - Hero Arts Nesting Circle Dies used here)
  • Die cutting machine (if using dies)
  • Tissue paper (purple, light blue, & white used here)
  • Matte gel medium (The Crafter's Workshop used here)
  • Foam brush
  • Heavy weight white cardstock A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")(110 lb. used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Joy Clair Stamps Hello Sentiments & Snowy Greetings stamp sets, CDD Holiday Border Dies, Tonic Studios Mixed Rectangle Dies, & Simon Says Stamp Celebration Time die sets used here)

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Geometric Wreath

by Ardyth Percy-Robb

Mask with circle die cuts to create a beautiful modern wreath.

Supplies

  • White cardstock (Neenah used here)
  • Circle dies (MFT Die Namics used here)
  • Masking paper or sticky notes (Inkadinkado/Scotch brand used here)
  • Red and green inks (Catherine Pooler inks used here)
  • Ink blenders/sponge daubers (Tsukineko brand used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Catherine Pooler sentiment stamp, star confetti, adhesive)

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Wreath Stamping

by Dina Kowal

Learn several techniques for turning your stamps into a kaleidoscope of color.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Stamps (listed below with each finished sample)
  • Inks, preferably small pads (Impression Obsession hybrid inks and ColorBox® Premium Dye Mini Inkpads used here)
  • Templates (Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Template and Cyndie’s Amazing Templates used here)
  • Shaped dies (Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Circles and Quickutz Hexagon nesting dies used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (listed below with each finished sample)

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Gel Impressionism Foiled Collage

by Lydia Fiedler

In a fun update to the serendipity technique, create a foiled collage.

Supplies

  • Gel Press print, background or patterned paper (Print from this technique used here)

  • Glue (Tombow Mono Multi used here)

  • Craft foil (Silver Deco Foil used here)

  • Dies or punches (Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies used here)

  • Old toothbrush

  • Collage medium or gel medium (optional)

  • Bone folder or old credit card

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Frosted Trees

by France Martin

Create a frosty shimmer with stamped paint.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’Up!® Whisper White, Night of Navy and Pool Party used here)
  • Shimmer, pearl, or metallic paint (SU Frost White paint used here)
  • Ink (SU Night of Navy and Pool Party inks used here)
  • Detailed stamp image (Sheltering Tree by Stampin’Up! used here)
  • Stamp positioner
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Still Night and Spirited Snowmen stamp sets, Swirls and Curls embossing folder, 1”, 1 1/4", and 1 1/2" circle punches, sponge, sticky note)

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Ghost Stamping

by Dina Kowal

Combine inks for a ghosted background print.

Supplies

  • White pigment ink, chalk or watermark ink (Clearsnap® ColorBox® Popcorn Chalk Ink and TopBoss® WaterMark ink used here)
  • Dye ink pads or sprays (Clearsnap Blendable Dye inks and ColorBox Spritzers used here)
  • White cardstock or Bristol (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White #80 used here)
  • Stamps (used here: Impression Obsession CC329 Leaf Ledger, WP685 Layered Maple clear set, D13611 Raven Silhouette, D13594 Treat the World, CL327 (discontinued), CL886 Monster Mash; ColorBox Jumbo Swirls Molding Mat and Scribbles Mini Molding Mat)
  • Stencils (ColorBox Disco Art Screens Trio used here)
  • Ink applicators (Ranger Ink Blending Tool used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8, A2 Matting Basics and Classic Circles dies, Scor-Buddy, Impression Obsession DIE299 All-in-One Frames - Circles, ColorBox Black Bean Premium Dye ink, Clarity Stencil Brush)

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Paper Wreath

by Betty Traciak

Make a paper wreath using an embroidery hoop.

Supplies

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper, cut to 6” X 12”
  • 4-inch diameter wooden embroidery hoop
  • Tape adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Grid paper (optional)
  • Embellishments
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: for 1/4" Strip Wreath - Festive Farmhouse paper, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack; for 3/8” Strip Wreath - Festive Farmhouse paper; for 1/2” Strip Wreath - Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss Ink Refill, Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

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Drunken Watercolor Powders

by Jenny Hall

Use rubbing alcohol with watercolor powders for a uniquely blended background.

Supplies

  • Glossy cardstock cut to fit stamped image
  • Mister bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol (70% used here)
  • Watercolor powders (Brusho Crystal Colour used here)
  • Paper towels
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: VersaMark stamp pad, heat tool, anti-static bag, gold embossing powder, Beautiful Promenade stamp set, Beautiful Layers Thinlits dies, Big Shot, Whisper White cardstock, Sahara Sand stamp pad, Gold Faceted Gems, tape runner adhesive, double sided foam adhesive)

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Shutter Gate Fold

by Mary Deatherage

This gate fold opens to reveal a hidden panel.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Suede and Cajun Craze used here)
  • Patterned paper (SU Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Score tool (optional - Simply Scored used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (SU Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals used here)
  • Scissors
  • Die cutting machine
  • Circle dies or punches
  • Craft ruler and/or grid paper
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Country Home stamp set; Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes Framelits; Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow inks, Stampin’ Blends – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate; Nature’s Twine in Blackberry Bliss)

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Marker Marbling

by Lindsay Adreon

Use water-based markers and acetate for this marbling technique.

Supplies

  • White or cream cardstock cut to A2 size
  • Acetate - large enough to cover cardstock
  • Watercolor brush markers (3-4 coordinating colors. Spectrum Aqua Markers used here)
  • Water mister
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Inspired By Stamping “Fresh Bouquet” and “Summer Bouquet” clear stamp sets used here)

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Gift Card Wallet

by Chris Slogar

Use a punch board to create this unique gift card presentation.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow used here)
  • Designer paper (Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse used here)
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool (optional – Simply Scored used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Up! Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Braided Linen Trim, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Dashing Deer Stamp Set and Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, 1 ¾” and 2” Circle Punches, Mossy Meadow Ink, Crumb Cake Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink)

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Designer Paper Gift Bag

by Kelly Acheson

Make a gift bag out of scrapbook paper.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue used here)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Other supplies as neededto complete the project: (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, Metallic Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Bone Folder, Piercing Mat)

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Painted Wood Burning

by Helen Gullett

Use a digital stamp as a pattern for your wood burning design.

Supplies

  • Freezer paper, cut to 8 1/2” x 11”
  • Digital stamp or other template (Stay Strong digital set by Graciellie Design used here)
  • Inkjet printer
  • Wood piece (Walnut Hollow Natural Basswood Country Round used here)
  • Wooden spoon or other burnishing tool
  • Painter’s tape
  • Wood burning tool (Plaid Wood Burning and Stencil Cutting Tool used here)
  • Heat resistant mat (optional)
  • Craft paints
  • Brushes
  • Baby wipes

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Faux Leather Wallet

by France Martin

Treat cardstock with glycerin for this faux leather project.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock used here)
  • Glycerin
  • Water
  • Spritz bottle
  • Permanent ink (StazOn Jet Black ink used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Sewing Machine (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: One Wild Ride stamp set, Soft Suede ink)

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Coffee Filter Prints

by Dina Kowal

Use coffee filters to transfer watercolor powders to photo paper.

Supplies

  • Craft sheet
  • Coffee filters
  • Watercolor powders (Brusho and Color Burst used here)
  • Water mister
  • Glossy photo paper (HP glossy inkjet paper used here)
  • Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop® Ring Doily Stencil Template used here)
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession stamps CL577 Maya, E13710 Curtsy Silhouette, C13499 Happy Everything, C13433 Never Give Up, Hero Arts May 2018 My Monthly Hero kit, Spellbinders August 2018 Small Die of the Month kit, Little Boys at Play die, Darice® 4.25 x 5.75 Embossing Folder: Wire Fence)

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Daisy Punch Dress Card

by Shannon Cole

Use daisy petals to make a fancy skirt.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base (Stampin’ Up!® Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla cardstock used here)
  • Daisy shaped punch or die (SU Daisy Punch used here)
  • Stamp image with a dress or skirt (SU Daisy Delight and Beautiful You stamp sets used here)
  • Decorative paper (SU Delightful Daisy DSP used here)
  • Adhesive (Liquid Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Snail Permanent Adhesive used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Pretty Label Punch, Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, Ruffled Textured embossing folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin' Blends Marker Collection, Memento ink)

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Center Step Gift Card

by Wendy Lee

Tuck a gift inside this fancy fold card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 4” x 5 1/4” (Stampin’ Up!® Gray Granite and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Night of Navy & Whisper White cardstock, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper, Night of Navy & Gray Granite ink, Stitched Labels Framelit dies, Elephant Builder punch, 1/8” Sheer white ribbon, Twinkle adhesive backed sequins, Dimensionals)

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Designer Gift Clutch

by Deb Valder

Create a classy gift presentation with pretty papers.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey® Good Life Prints, Rustic Rose and Whip Cream cardstock used here)
  • Scoring board
  • Corner rounder
  • Crease tool
  • Scissors
  • Mini Velcro® dot
  • or other closure
  • Adhesive (FSJ White Liner Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Craft Glue, and Tape Runner used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (FSJ products used here: die cutting machine, Doily die, Mini Create a Bow die, Cottage Flowers, adhesive pearls)

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Wood Mounts in the MISTI

by Dina Kowal

Use blocks to create a corner jig for your stamp positioner.

Supplies

  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Duplo blocks - 4 rectangles, 2 squares
  • Wood mounted stamp (All Night Media 780J Classic Pooh used for demo - discontinued)
  • Cardstock

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Double Masking

by Dina Kowal

Use two masking techniques on this CAS card.

Supplies

  • White cardstock (110# Neenah Classic Crest cover stock used here)
  • Outline stamp image (Whimsy Stamps Bunny Balloons clear set used here)
  • Paper for masking
  • Scissors
  • Removable contact paper (Con-Tact® Self-Adhesive Shelf Liner, Clear Matte used here)
  • Shaped die (Quickutz circle die used here)
  • Masking tape
  • Ink (Impression Obsession hybrid inks used here)
  • Stencil (optional, istencils BAMS 2036 cloud stencil used here)
  • Stencil brush or sponges (Clarity stencil brush used here)
  • Coloring medium (optional, Caran d’Ache Pablo colored pencils used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (MISTI stamp positioner)

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Mitered Frame

by Betty Traciak

Use double-sided cardstock to create a framed panel.

Supplies

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper (Stampin' Up!® Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Tape or adhesive runner
  • Scissors
  • Score board
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Jar of Love stamp set, Whisper White Cardstock, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Old Olive Classic Inks, Everyday Jars Framelits)

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Embossed Wood Pendants

by Dina Kowal

Create a handmade pendant with a raised pattern.

Supplies

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Double Triangle Fold

by Dawn Olchefske

Cut a sheet of cardstock at an angle to create 2 of these fun fold cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Whisper White cardstock (8-1/2" x 11") used here)
  • Decorative paper (SU Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/4") used here)
  • Trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (SU supplies used here: Dandelion Wishes stamp set, Melon Mambo ink, Whisper White and Melon Mambo cardstock, 2” Circle punch, Starburst punch, Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon, Basic Rhinestone jewels)

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Gel Plate Impressionism

by Lydia Fiedler

Create impressionistic images with a gel plate, alcohol and Distress Oxides.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Gel printing plate (3x5 Gel Press plate used here)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spray bottle
  • Stamps (Altenew Sketchy Cities America used here)
  • Dye or pigment ink (Versafine Clair Pinecone used here)

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Black Ice Technique

by Melissa Kerman

Layer inks on foil paper for a beautiful effect.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Rooted In Nature Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!® used here)
  • Foil sheet (Silver foil sheet by Stampin’ Up! used here)
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Archival Black or Jet Black StazOn ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU Basic Black, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock used here)

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Coffee Painting

by Beth Rush

Use coffee as a painting medium.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper
  • Waterbrush or paintbrush
  • Coffee
  • Heat tool
  • Stamp positioner
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® Coffee Café stamp set, Early Espresso and Soft Sky cardstock, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake inks)

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Impossible Card

by Dina Kowal

Make two variations of this mind-bending card with a quarter sheet of cardstock.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Trimmer or scissors
  • Scoring board
  • Patterned paper
  • Adhesive
  • Die (Impression Obsession DIE569-YY Baby Giraffe dies used here)
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession CS861 Mini Peekers clear set, WP771 Baby Giraffe clear set, colored pencils, Copic markers)

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Nail Polish Marbling

by Kyra Sanders

Use nail polish to create a marbled effect.

Supplies

  • Disposable container, large enough for cardstock
  • Water, about 1/2 inch of depth
  • Nail polish (several colors, any brand, any quality)
  • Stir stick (coffee stirrer used here)
  • Cardstock cut to size
  • Tweezers
  • Drying space
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable gloves (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful You stamp set used here)

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Skyline Stamping

by Kim Jolley

Use stamps to create an abstract cityscape.

Supplies

  • Water-based inks (Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up!® Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo used here)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamps (SU Waterfront stamp set used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Watercolor brush
  • Clear Wink of Stella brush pen
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU Sunshine Wishes Thinlits dies, die cutting machine, black and white cardstock, multipurpose liquid glue)

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Foam Faux Leather

by France Martin

Create a faux leather embellishment with simple craft foam.

Supplies

  • Craft foam sheet
  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Country Livin’ set used here)
  • Permanent ink (StazOn Jet Black ink used here)
  • Heat tool
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla cardstock, Wood Textures Designer paper, Feather Together stamp set, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso inks, Black and Early Espresso markers, aluminum foil, Dimensionals, adhesive)

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Stitched Suspension Card

by Jenni Murnane

Use a sewing machine to attach a fun interactive element to your cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (10” x 7” card base, two 5” x 7” panels, and additional layering pieces)
  • Die for aperture (Kaisercraft 3.5”circle die and Crafts4U 70032 Decorative Round Die used here)
  • Die for spinner piece (Crafts4U 70042 Chubby Owl Die used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scoreboard
  • Scrap paper
  • Sewing machine (Brother Innovis NV1800Q used here)
  • Monofilament thread
  • Adhesive (tape runner, Ranger Multi Matte Medium
  • Low tack painters tape
  • T-ruler
  • Erasable pen and permanent marker
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: leaves (built in pattern AR-A034 on the Brother ScanNCut), Couture Creations Woodgrain 5” x 7” embossing folder, ribbon, Vintage Photo Distress ink)

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Watercoloring with Dye Inks

by Dina Kowal

Use dye ink pads for watercolor techniques.

Supplies

  • Dye inkpads or reinkers (ColorBox® Premium Dye ink pads used here)
  • Nonporous surface for a palette, such as a ceramic tile, craft sheet, styrofoam plate, acetate, or CD case (ceramic tile used here)
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Heat tool
  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press 90#/200gsm paper used here)
  • Stamp image (used here: Stampers Anonymous Peonies, Impression Obsession WP835 Peony Set )
  • Waterproof ink (ColorBox® Black Mixed Media ink kit used here)
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: square dies, foam tape, ball stylus, Scor-Pal®, water mister, WRMK heart dies, Impression Obsession DIE 384 Miss You, discontinued sentiment stamp (dkdesigns), swiss dot organza ribbon, black pigment ink, clear embossing powder, CL634 Valentine Brush Words)

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Bench Fold Card

by Tanya de Roy

Make a standing card with a central counter top, then transform it into a workbench, kitchen counter, dresser, desk, or table!

Supplies

  • Cardstock: Card base cut to 4 1/4” x 11 3/4”; coordinating cardstock cut to 2” x 8”, 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”, and 4 7/8” x 3/4” (Stampin’ Up!® Sahara Sand used here for counter top and front)
  • Trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Die cutting machine
  • Strong adhesive
  • Brick or wood panel embossing folder
  • Themed stamps or dies of your choice (used here: Apron Builder and Hearth and Home Thinlits)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Circle punches 1 3/8”, 1 ¼”, 1”, Stamps (Label Me Pretty, Diagonal Stripe, and Lift Me Up sets used here), Pretty Label Punch, Lift Me Up die set, Powder Pink ink, Dimensionals, Vanilla lace trim, linen thread, cardstock scraps (3” x 3” Soft Suede, 1 5/8” x 3 5/8” black, 3” x 3” grey, 5” x 5” silver foil, 2 1/2" x 2” copper foil), window sheet 1 3/8” x 2 1/2”)

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Half Sheet Treat Bag

by Wendy Cranford

Create a treat holder using a half sheet of scrapbook paper.

Supplies

  • Cardstock – 12” x 12”, cut in half (Stampin’ Up!® Myth and Magic Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Trim or other ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: ink, Copic markers, Magical Day stamp set, Magical Mates, Layering Circle, and Stitched Shapes framelits)

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Candy Flower Garden

by Twila Davis

Welcome spring with a cute floral themed treat box.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Old Olive, Whisper White, Scraps of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (Multipurpose Glue, Tear-and-Tape used here)
  • Circle punch (3/4")
  • Flower dies or punches (SU 1/2" Circle Punch, Pansy Punch, and Leaf Punch used here)
  • 1" cello bags and candy filler
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Small Butterfly Punch, Black Memento Ink, You're So Sweet Stamp Set, Linen Thread, Scissors, Dimensionals)

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Bunny Bag-a-lope

by Shannon Cole

Use an envelope and die cuts to create a sweet Easter treat holder.

Supplies

  • Plain A2 size white envelope (Stampin’ Up!® Whisper White envelope used here)
  • Cardstock (white, pink and black used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive (tape runner, liquid glue, tear & tape, and dimensionals used here)
  • Heart and oval nesting dies (SU! Layering Ovals Framelits & Sweet & Sassy Hearts used here)
  • 3/8” and 1/2” circle punches
  • Small heart punch
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (cotton ball, Memento Black and Pink Pirouette inks, white chalk pen, sentiment stamp, fine tip black pen, sponge, pink washi tape for handle)

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Stamping with Watercolor Powders

by Dina Kowal

Create a faux watercolor look using stamps, powders, and a stamp positioner.

Supplies

  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Watercolor powders (Brusho, Magenta Nuance, and Bister used here)
  • Stamps (Impression Obsession CC171 Lotus and Reverse Confetti Something Wonderful clear set used here)
  • Watercolor paper (Fabriano Studio Hot Press paper used here)
  • Water mister
  • Magnets or washi tape to hold paper in place
  • Static cloth for cleanup (Swiffer 360 Duster Refill used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (cardstock, Impression Obsession B13651 Simplify, Cartwrights sequins, sheer polka dot ribbon, Stampendous clear embossing powder)

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Pop Out Explosion Card

by Dee Slater

Create an interactive card within a card.

Supplies

  • Cardstock cut to 4 1/4“ x 9” for card base (Stampin’ Up!® Thick Whisper White used here)
  • Lighter weight cardstock cut to 6” x 6” for pop out (SU Whisper White used here)
  • Coordinating designer paper – 3 pieces cut to 4 1/4 “x 4 1/2” (Petal Garden Designer Paper Stack used here); 2 pieces cut to 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”; 1” x 9 1/2“ for belly band (Rich Razzleberry Cardstock used here)
  • 10” of ribbon (optional, Pool Party 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Rhinestones, 1 3/4" and 2” circle punch, Starburst punch, Cake Soiree, Petal Palette, and All Things Thanks stamp sets)

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Bridge Fold Card

by Sandi MacIver

Add dimension to your card with this special fold.

Supplies

  • Cardstock and patterned papers (Stampin’ Up!® Bermuda Bay, Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Paper, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Nested label or arched border die (Lots of Labels Framelits used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive (Multipurpose glue and Tear-and-Tape used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Magical Mates, Rainbow Builders, and Stitched Shapes die sets, Magical Day and Sunshine and Rainbows stamp sets, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Memento Tuxedo Black inks, Tutti Frutti Adhesive Back Sequins)

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Dappled Watercolor Background

by Beth Rush

Use a wet-into-wet technique to create a textured background.

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper
  • Water-based ink or other watercolor medium (Stampin' up!® Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Basic Black inks used here)
  • Glitter brush marker pen (ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker Pen 999 Clear used here)
  • Aqua Painter
  • Masking tape
  • Clip board or flat surface
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set, Night of Navy, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Shimmery White Cardstock)

Step-by-Step

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Contact Paper Masking

by Deb Valder

Die cut adhesive shelf liner to create a reverse mask.

Supplies

  • Repositionable adhesive shelf paper (Con-Tact® brand used here)
  • Open shape die (Fun Stampers Journey Uplift die set used here)
  • Coloring medium (FSJ Liquid Color used here – Catalina Splash, Watermelon Fusion, Lemon Drop) and applicator (FSJ Small Dauber Dowels used here)
  • Background stamps (optional – FSJ Create-a-Dot used here)
  • Ink for stamping (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: FSJ Card Carrier die, Let’s Eat Cake stamp set, Lemongrass Thread, Amazing Stripes Ribbon, Whip Cream, Lemon Drop, Watermelon Fusion and Catalina Splash cardstock, die cutting machine, trimmer, skewer, hairspray, crease tool, adhesive)

Step-by-Step

Video!


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Watercolor on Yupo®

by Dina Kowal

Learn tips for watercoloring on this unique surface.

Supplies

  • Yupo Synthetic Paper (heavy weight (144#) white Yupo used here)
  • Watercolor medium (QoR watercolor tube paints used here)
  • Watercolor brush (#8 round used here)
  • Mister bottles
  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol (91% used here)
  • Paper towel
  • Stamps (Inkadinkado Hummingbird with Flowers used here)
  • Solvent or hybrid ink (Stazon Jet Black ink used here; hybrid ink is compatible with water and alcohol techniques)
  • Spray fixative (Krylon Workable Fixatif used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (MISTI, Spellbinders Grand Squares Nestabilities, Impression Obsession CL491 Life Stuff Sentiments clear set, Stampendous detail white embossing powder, Scraperfect Best Glue Ever)

Step-by-Step

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Topped Treat Bag

by Becky Roberts

Convert a flat paper sack into a treat bag with a cute handled topper.

Supplies

  • Flat treat sacks (Fun Stampers Journey® Romance Striped Treat Bags used here)
  • Cardstock (FSJ Black Licorice, Candy Apple, Whip Cream used here)
  • Punch or die for handle (Journey Rectangles Dies used here)
  • Stapler
  • Scoring tool or bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (FSJ products used here: Black Licorice and Candy Apple Red inks, Bug Love stamp set, Heart-Felt and Bug Love dies, Yummy Dots Embossing Folder, 1” Circle Punch, Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon, Wiggle Eyes, Journey Glaze, Bloom Tool, Foam Mat, Craft Glue, Journey Glue Dots, Journey Foam Squares, Journey Blooms, trimmer, scissors)

Step-by-Step

Video!


NOTE: Skip ahead to 3:15 for instructions on assembling the treat bag.

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Gilded Faux Silk

by Melissa Kerman

Highlight textured tissue paper with embossing powder for an elegant background.

Supplies

  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set and Touches of Texture used here)
  • Tissue paper
  • Cardstock (SU Night of Navy and Whisper White Cardstock used here)
  • Ink pads (SU Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Soft Sky used here)
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Sponges
  • Palette knife
  • Gel medium (Golden brand used here)
  • Water mister (optional)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (used here: Silver Glimmer Paper, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits dies, die cutting machine)

Step-by-Step

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Pop Out Card

by KellyJean Gettelfinger

Make a fun card with an inside-outside feature.

Supplies

  • Cardstock for base (Stampin’ Up!® Heavy Whisper White used here)
  • Decorative paper (SU Natural Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Shaped dies (the focal shape should be symmetrical and slightly larger than the other - SU hearts and circles (retired) used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Adhesive (SU Fast Fuse used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Epoxy Shapes, Petal Palette stamp set, Berry Burst, Lemon Limeade, Dapper Denim inks)

Step-by-Step

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Candy Dispenser

by France Martin

Make a candy box with easy access to the good stuff inside.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry cardstock used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and Glue Dots used here)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Circle punches (1 3/4” and 1/2" used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies uses here: Balloon Honeycomb embellishment, Pansy Punch, ribbon)

Step-by-Step

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Stamped Die Cuts

by Dina Kowal

Learn several methods for precise stamping on die cuts.

Supplies

  • Dies (used here: Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubbles, Impression Obsession Showered With Love and Clothesline sets, Our Daily Bread Designs tag die and template)
  • Stamps (used here: Simon Says Stamp Talking About You set, Impression Obsession Showered With Love and Clothesline sets, Wind in Your Hair)
  • Ink (Impression Obsession black hybrid ink used here)
  • Stamp positioner (MISTI used here)
  • Washi tape
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scrap cardstock
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Sizzix Bigz Animal Dress Ups Kitty, foam tape, istencils BAM 2036 Cloud, Polychromos pencils, Copic markers, Whimsy Stamps enamel dot, Impression Obsession Kite die)

Step-by-Step

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Traveler’s Notebook

by Tara Chaussee

Use a paper collection to create a travel keepsake journal.

Supplies

  • Sturdy chipboard (Grafix medium weight used here)
  • 12" x12" patterned paper of your choice (Simple Stories 'Beautiful' collection used here)
  • Strong adhesives (various sizes of Scor-tape and Tombow Glue Tape used here)
  • Sticky back canvas (Ranger 8 1/2" x 11" natural used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper used here)
  • 2" book binding tape
  • Elastic cord (Jewelry Fundamentals from Joann used here)
  • Small and large hole punch (We R Memory Keepers Crop-o-dile used here)
  • Elastic closure (Tim Holtz elastic loop used here)
  • Blank traveler's notebook refills/inserts

Step-by-Step

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Creating with Chibitronics

by Allison Cope

Learn the basics for electronic Chibi® stickers and light up your cards.

Supplies

  • Chibitronics kit (includes LED Chibitronic Sticker Lights, copper tape, battery, clips, instructions)
  • Heavyweight cardstock (Recollections 110# White and Lightweight White used here)
  • Dies (My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2 used here)
  • Stamps (Power Poppy –Rustic Rejoicing used here)
  • Vellum (My Favorite Things used here)
  • Stamp positioner
  • Scoring tool
  • Strong adhesive (Scor- Tape used here)
  • 3D foam adhesive(3M Mounting Tape used here)
  • Ink (My Favorite Things Black Licorice used here)
  • Coloring medium (Copic Markers used here)
  • Craft knife (Fiskars Finger Knife used here)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project

Step-by-Step

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Santa Pants Basket

by Twila Davis

Create a cute Christmas basket with a Santa theme.

Supplies

  • Cardstock: red (2 sheets), black (1 sheet), white and yellow scraps

  • Paper trimmer

  • Scoring tool

  • Scissors

  • Double-sided adhesive (Tear-n-Tape used here)

Step-by-Step

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Punch Board Snowman

by Jackie Topa

Use a punch board to shape this adorable snowman treat holder.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin' Up® Thick Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black cardstock used here)
  • Gift Bag or Envelope Punch Board
  • Punches (Stampin' Up's 1/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Blossom Builder Punch used here)
  • Glue Dots
  • Scoring tool
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Basic Black Marker, Washi Tape, two small twigs (optional), Snowflake Die Cut and Thread (optional). Candy or Peppermint Patty)

Step-by-Step

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Pressed Clay Pendant

by Dina Kowal

Make an impressed ornament out of clay, using your die cutting machine as a roller.

Supplies

  • Air-drying clay (Creative Paper Clay used here)
  • Die cutting machine (Big Shot used here)
  • Teflon sheet or wax paper, 1-2 pieces cut to 6"x9"
  • Embossing folder (Spellbinders Cabbage Roses embossing folder used here)
  • Background stamp (Impression Obsession CC082 Reverse Damask used here)
  • Versamark ink
  • Brayer
  • Cookie cutters or craft knife
  • Coffee straw or clay hole punch
  • Acrylic paint or ink (ColorBox Colorique used here)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pigment ink (Colorbox Pigment Petal Point inks used here)
  • Baby wipes
  • Fingers
  • Clear varnish or sealant (Colorbox Colorique Sealant used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Claritystamps stencil brush, twine, gingham ribbon)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Soften about 3 oz. of air-dry clay by squeezing it back and forth in your hands for several minutes.

  2. Flatten and shape the piece into a rounded disc.

  3. Step 2

    Embossing folder method:
    Line the platform of your die cutting machine with a nonstick Teflon sheet, cut to size. Lay down the clay. Lay an embossing folder over the clay, using the side of the folder that will press the design into the clay.

  4. Gently roll the sandwich through the machine, pressing the design into the clay, and pressing the clay into an even layer.

  5. Step 3

    Carefully remove the clay from the embossing folder and rinse off any residue with water.

  6. Step 4

    Rubber stamp method:
    For an alternate method, turn the Big Shot Multipurpose Platform to Tab 1. Line the platform of your die cutting machine with a nonstick Teflon sheet, cut to size. Lay down the clay.

  7. Lay another Teflon sheet and a cutting pad over the clay. Gently roll the sandwich through the machine, pressing the clay into an even layer.

  8. Step 5

    Prepare a background stamp with Versamark ink for an easier release.

  9. Lay the flattened clay onto the stamp and use a brayer to press the clay gently and evenly into the depressions of the stamp design.

  10. Step 6

    Remove the clay from the stamp and rinse off any residue with water.

  11. Step 7

    Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the clay, or use a craft knife to cut a shape of your choice.

  12. Step 8

    Use a coffee straw to cut a hole in each shape.

  13. Step 9

    Use your finger to smooth any rough edges before drying the pieces.

    TIP:
    If you miss this step, you can use sandpaper to smooth the edges when the pieces are dry.

  14. Step 11

    Use acrylic paint or ink to paint all the impressed areas of the design completely (Colorbox ColoriQue used here).

  15. Step 12

    Wipe over the surface of the clay piece with a baby wipe. This will move some of the paint to the raised surfaces of the piece, and create a more clear design in the impressions.

  16. TIPS:
    For a lighter color, apply more pressure when wiping.

  17. Step 13

    Wipe some of the paint color onto the edges of the piece as well, and/or add a little sponged ink for a vintage effect.

  18. Step 15

    Brush on a clear coat of varnish or sealant to protect the piece.

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Tissue Paper Watercolor

by Loll Thompson

Create beautiful watercolor backgrounds with tissue paper.

Supplies

  • White tissue paper

  • Water mister

  • Any ink, paint or coloring medium that is water soluble

  • Paper towel

  • Palette knife (optional)

  • Acetate (Grafix .007 film used here)

  • Other supplies as needed to complete the cards (please see gallery for supply lists of individual cards shown below)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Add a watercolor medium onto a craft mat, covering about the same area as your paper.

  2. Step 2

    Mist with water.

  3. Use a palette knife or other tool to blend the colors into each other.

  4. Step 3

    Drop a piece of white tissue paper on top. Let it absorb the color.

  5. Step 4

    Carefully pull up the wet tissue paper and place it on a paper towel to dry (about 15-30 minutes). You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process.

  6. Step 5

    Now you have a piece of watercolored tissue paper to create backgrounds or die cuts for cards.

  7. Step 6

    Ideas for watercolored tissue paper backgrounds:
    Scrunch watercolored tissue paper and glue it to white cardstock, scrunching it more as you glue it down.

  8. This technique creates beautiful texture for backgrounds or die cuts.

  9. Step 7

    Repeat step 6 above. Lightly swipe Versamark ink over the top to catch the creases. Sprinkle with embossing powder. Knock off any excess powder.

  10. Step 8

    Glue watercolored tissue paper to acetate using good quality glue.

  11. The backing ensures that the tissue paper is sturdy and makes for easy die cutting while maintaining the translucent look of tissue. Heatproof acetate can also be stamped and heat embossed, while the tissue paper background shows through to add color and texture behind the image.

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Calendar Easel Card

by Kelly Acheson

Create a standing calendar card that folds flat for mailing.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
  • Printable calendar sheet (Source)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project: (Stampin’ Up! supplies used here: Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Silicone Craft Sheet, Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textures Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Memento Black ink pads, Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Wink of Stella, scissors)

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Tape Roll Trinket Box

by Dina Kowal

Upcycle an empty tape roll into a useful trinket box.

Supplies

  • Empty wide tape roll (1 3/4" wide roll from packing tape used here (3" inside diameter))
  • Chipboard sheets (cereal boxes used here)
  • Circle dies (2 3/4", 3 1/4", and 3 1/2" Spellbinders circle dies used here)
  • Strong liquid glue (Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive used here)
  • White gesso
  • Paint brush
  • Heat tool
  • Post-It® Notes
  • Large background stamp (Impression Obsession CC180 Broken Chainlink used here)
  • Embossing ink
  • White or clear embossing powder
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sandpaper or emery board
  • Glue gun
  • Embellishments (used here: Impression Obsession DIE323 Poinsettia Die Set, wooden spool, burlap scraps, vintage trim)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    For the base of the box, choose a circle die that is the same size or just slightly larger than the tape roll. For the lid, choose a circle die 1/4" to 1/2" wider than the tape roll. Finally, choose a circle die for the bottom of the lid just smaller than the inside of the tape roll opening.

    Die cut
    5-6 chipboard circles for each size needed for the box.

  2. Step 2

    Glue the cut circle pieces of each size together into three tight stacks. Line the edges up carefully to create a smooth edge on the glued piece. Press the stacked pieces under a book or heavy weight so they dry compactly.

  3. NOTE:
    Be sure to glue the end pieces so that the unprinted side of the chipboard is exposed.

  4. Step 3

    Center and adhere the smallest stacked piece to the bottom of the largest (lid) piece. (This will keep the lid from sliding off the box.)

  5. Step 4

    Coat each of the stacked circle pieces with white gesso. Repeat as needed for full coverage.

  6. Use a heat tool as needed to speed the drying process. Heat lightly, as overheating can cause the gesso to bubble.

  7. Step 5

    Coat the tape roll with white gesso, repeating as needed for full coverage.

  8. Paint the inside of the roll as well.

  9. Step 6

    Prepare other embellishments for the box and coat them with gesso as well. Here, layered poinsettias were cut out of chipboard and coated with gesso, as well as a small wooden spool that will be used as a handle.

  10. Step 7

    Mask off half of the tape roll using sticky notes, so that you can work with one section at a time.

  11. Step 8

    Ink a large background stamp with Versamark or other clear embossing ink.

  12. Roll the tape roll over the inked portion of the stamp.

  13. Step 9

    Using white or clear embossing powder, coat the stamped design.

  14. Heat to activate and set the powder, using a heat tool.

  15. Step 10

    Repeat steps 7-9 for the other side of the roll.

  16. Emboss the top of the box lid as well.

  17. Step 11

    Give each piece of the box (lid, ring, and base) an even coat of acrylic paint. Repeat as needed for complete coverage.

  18. Remember to paint the edges as well.

  19. Step 12

    When the paint is dry, use fine grit sandpaper or an emery board to very lightly sand over the embossed areas, exposing the white paint beneath.

  20. Sponge the edges of the pieces with permanent ink, if desired.

  21. Step 13

    Adhere the tape roll to the base, centering it carefully.

    TIP:
    Put a heavy book atop the box as the glue dries for a stronger bond.

  22. Step 14

    Prepare embellishments for the box top. Die cut chipboard poinsettias were used here – first they were painted with acrylic paint.

  23. The flowers were then assembled around the spool handle with hot glue.

  24. Step 15

    Add trim and other embellishments as desired.

  25. Step 16

    Complete the project.

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