Cauldrons Bubble, broomsticks twitch; what a night to be a witch. Rusty Rischer It’s almost Happy Halloween time. I thought we could create this Cauldron Bubble fancy fold together. A big shout out to fellow demonstrator, Dawn Griffith, for highlighting this double flap fun fold in a recent YouTube video. When I saw the video, I knew I wanted to put my spin on it and use the new Halloween bundle, Cauldron Bubble.
I’m about as happy as a witch in a broom factory with the way this card turned out. Love all the coordinating products Stampin’ Up! included in this suite. The Toil & Trouble DSP has 6 designs in the package. But beware, it will hard for you to decide which side of the paper to use. So why not, put two packages in your cart! I did think those super cute ghosts were a great choice for this cute card though.
I colored all the images with our fantastic Stampin’ Blends. In the “here’s how the magic happens” section at the bottom of this post, I’ll have a coloring legend for you. That’s just in case you would like to use all my coloring choices.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter, untying the bow reveals the little cauldron bubble scene inside the first fold. Don’t you just love that new Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder? I even stepped it up a notch with our Champagne Shimmer Mist. I placed a few drops in a Stampin’ Mister, filled it with 70% rubbing alcohol, gave it a shake and spritzed away. Instant shimmer and shine on both of the embossed panels.
I think the best way to attach the cute spider web is to back your cardstock, prior to die cutting, with the multipurpose adhesive sheet. Then when you die cut, you’ve created a spider web sticker. So much easier to attach to your card, no glue needed, hooray!
When you open the main panel of the card, it reveals your sentiment and lots of space for you to write a special message to your sweet little ghoul or goblin.
Stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink insures no bleeding when you color with the Stampin’ Blends. Just be sure to let everything dry throughly and have a silicone craft mat under your card stock to protect your work surface.
Sit back and relax, while I teach you how to put this cutie together in my FREE video tutorial.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Basic Black CS – 10″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″
- Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the Happy Halloween and Gorgeous Grape and the stars in Granny Apple Green.
- Mats – Gorgeous Grape CS – one @4″ 5 1/4″ and one @ 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
- DSP Mats – Toil & Trouble – one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″ and one @ 1″ x 5″, ink the edges of both in Gorgeous Grape ink.
- Note Card – Thick Whisper White CS – 7″ x 3 1/2″, scored at 3 1/2″
- Note Card Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and one @ 3″ x 3″. Emboss one of the 3 1/4″ x3 1/4″ and the 3″ x 3″ mat with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. Basic Black CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
- Spider Web – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, back with multipurpose adhesive sheet, die cut with the spider web die.
- Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the witch, broom and cauldron in Memento Tuxedo Black, allow to dry. Stamp the trick or treat and the Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble in Gorgeous Grape ink. Punch the trick or treat with the 1″ circle punch. Hand cut and divide the other sentiment.
- Scallop Circle – Gorgeous Grape CS – punch one 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle
- Ribbon – 26″, one piece @ 11″ and the other @15″
Coloring Legend – Witch & Broom
- Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend – hair, band on hat and socks, and accents on apron. Straw on the broom.
- Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – hat, cape and shoes. After coloring highlight with wink of stella
- Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend – dress
- Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend – cuffs on dress
- Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend – band on socks and apron
- Ivory Stampin’ Blend – hands and face
- Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – Broom Handle
Coloring Legend – Cauldron
- Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – cauldron
- Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend – bubbles
- Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend – parts of the fire and handles on the cauldron
- Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – parts of the fire
- Wink of Stella on cauldron and bubbles
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We really need to get back into sending handmade cards during the Holiday season. The Timeless Tidings Project Kit will make it quick and easy.
These elegant cards will make you look like a professional cardmaker in no time at all. The Timeless Tidings Project Kit makes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, one more beautiful than the next. The kit includes 20 printed card bases and envelopes with gold foil edges. You can’t get any more professional looking than that. I remember when I was a little girl and we received a Christmas card in a fancy gold edged envelope, I knew it was extra special.
The Timeless Tidings Project Kit also includes lots of beautiful gold foil and printed die-cut accents and backgrounds. You will even receive 80 green and champagne rhinestone jewels to give your cards that extra special sparkle.
Ok, aren’t these just gorgeous? The four designs are elegant, yet just take minutes to stamp, assemble and embellish. Pair the Timeless Tidings Project Kit with the Timeless Tidings stamp set and you’ll have all you need to get these done. But, wait, you can also step them up with a few die-cuts and punches, if you so desire.
These are my stepped up versions using the same kit. That’s right, I started off with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit and Bam! stepped it up.
I’m loving how this one turned out. I added a die cut in the background from the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies. Adding the scallop circle of Cherry Cobbler really made the sentient pop. And our Gold Metallic Thread added just the perfect bit of wispy goodness.
Our Merry Christmas to All Bundle has big beautiful words and die cuts that are easy to use and incorporate into your card making. I used the bundle to die cut the “Merry”. The sprig punch made it quick and easy to add just a little something to bling it up.
Isn’t it funny how a little piece of ribbon can dress things up. And it’s not really Christmas without at least one snowflake. I love the way Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate. Makes creating very quick and easy.
This one has to be my favorite. I punched a starburst from our gorgeous Gold Glimmer paper, added a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock to the main image and dressed things up with the Merry Merlot ribbon. But the star of the show, in my opinion, is the beautiful die cut from our Delicate Lace Edgelits.
I’m happy to show you how I put these together in my FREE video tutorial.
Still quick and easy with a big WOW, right? Here is a list of the items I used in each of the stepped up versions
Card #1 – May the Warmth of Christmas…..
- Die Cut – Very Vanilla CS – Detailed Baubles Thinlits
- Scallop Circle – Cherry Cobbler CS – Layering Circles Framelits
- Metallic Gold Thread – about 25″
Card #2 – Merry Christmas
- Merry – Gold Foil Paper – Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies
- Sprigs – Gold Foil Paper – punch 2 sets with Sprig Punch
Card #3 – Hoping Beautiful Moments & Happy Memories……
- Snowflake – Gold Foil Paper – Seasonal Layers Thinlits
- Sprigs – Gold Glimmer Paper – Spring Punch – 1 image
- Ribbon – 3/8″ Gold Metallic Edge – about 10″
Card #4 – Sending Good Tidings……
- Starburst – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch one with Starburst punch
- Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
- Accent Piece – Gold Foil Paper – die cut one from the Delicate Lace Edgelits die
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Copper Shimmer Paint – YUMMY!!!!! Wait until you see all the fabulous things you can do with this pot of shimmery goodness. The Dashing Deer was calling out to me, please make me shimmer.
I recently participated in a Holiday Catalog Card Swap and received a fantastic double z-fold card from a fellow demonstrator, Julie Mannino. Lots of folks that saw it on my Alaska Achiever’s Card Swap video, asked that I demo the card. I loved Julie’s card, but I also wanted to put my spin on the design elements. I want to thank her so much for the fantastic fold and inspiration.
Remember, the Copper Shimmer Paint was calling my name. I broke out my Stamparatus, stamped that fabulous detailed deer in Soft Suede. Then, shook up my copper shimmer paint, uncapped it to reveal some of the paint in the cap. I dipped my dauber into the cap and randomly dabbed it on the stamp. Closed the Stamparatus door once more to stamp. Opened the door and voila, copper shimmer paint stamped onto my dashing deer. I LOVE it!!!
I know it’s really tough to see in the photographs. But, trust me, it’s fantastic and you gotta try it. It’s one of those ah ha moments. To give my copper shimmer paint dashing deer even more texture, I embossed the Whisper White mat with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Next, I wanted to stamp those sweet little smaller deer images.
Can you see that yummy shimmer on the ground? First, I stamped the images onto the Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede. The Softly Falling folder was used again, but less snow this time. Washing on some Shaded Spruce ink with my aqua painter gave a ground for the little deers to stand on. But, since it was snowing we needed some shimmer on the ground. So instead of the copper shimmer paint, this time I used our Frost White. Painting in on with a small paint brush gave me the control I needed to get the effect just right.
The double z-fold looks dramatic, but is really very each to put together. I would love to teach you how in my FREE video tutorial.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Merry Merlot CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
- Z-Fold Panel – Shaded Spruce CS – 3 1/8″ x 10″, scored at 4 1/2″ and 7 1/4″
- Front Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″, embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
- Center Mat – Joyous Noel Specialty DSP – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
- Bottom Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/2″, stamp deer in Soft Suede, then run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Wash Shaded Spruce color on with an aqua painter. Highlight the ground with a paint brush and Frosted White Shimmer Paint.
- Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 4″; run embossing buddy over surface, stamp the sentiment in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Punch out the image with the Everyday Label Punch. Merry Merlot CS – punch one image using the Everyday Label Punch. Cut the image in half, lengthwise and set glue the sections to the top and bottom of the sentiment.
- Deer – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ – Using the Stamparatus, stamp the large detailed deer in Soft Suede. Ink up a sponge dauber with the Copper Shimmer Paint and dab the shimmer paint onto the stamp. Stamp again. Cut out the image with the coordinating die.
- Flower – Copper Foil Paper and Merry Merlot CS – scraps of each. Cut one detailed flower from Copper Foil an done solid flower from Merry Merlot. Offset and adhere
- Refer to the video tutorial for card assembly.
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Oh, my, I was a lucky lucky girl to win the Beautiful Baubles stamp set in a prize patrol on our Alaska Trip Achievers Cruise. I just knew, as soon as I could, that I would be ordering the matching Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies. I recently hosted our WOW Team Holiday Swap and this was my card. I’ld like to take a moment to brag, if I may. I have the most talented, creative awesome team EVER!!!!
Before I get into the details on my card. Check out my Team Members creations. But wait, before you do, beware, they are going to make you want so many new products in our Holiday Catalog, you might need to grab another wish list.
First up, Nancy Sanders, Stampin’ on Sanders’ Pond, created this fabulous Fall card using the products in the Country Lane Suite. The chicken wire and Tin Tile Embossing Folder give this elegant card lots of texture and dimension. One of the best parts, she didn’t have to fussy cut the flowers! Brilliant!!!
Molly Downing, crating Memories with Molly, used two suites in her spectacular creation. The Joyous Noel and Peaceful Poinsettia just can’t be missed. I absolutely love the inlay technique she used. And did you see all that yummy glimmer paper in new colors?
Lisa Lepine is one of the newest members of my team and one talented lady. She used lots of the Dashing Deer DSP that you can earn for free, with a qualifying order/workshop, during September. Doesn’t this one remind you of a Christmas present, all wrapped up and ready to share.
WOW, Helene Hebert, used the products in the Frosted Floral Suite. Wait until you see the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper in person. They are all shimmery, yummy sheets of 12×12 goodness. This bundle will take your card making and memory creating past the holidays.
Told ya, talented right? I can’t wait for our next swap to see what these ladies come up with. In the meantime, let’s get back to my Beautiful Baubles card.
I wish I could have captured the detail, shine and dimension in this card better. The gold embossing of the beautiful baubles really pops. But, I wanted to step it out a notch and make the ornaments look like glass. So, I applied a layer of sheen with our Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Those sweet little leaves are fantastic Sprig Punch! That’s right, quick and easy. And that absolutely gorgeous gold foil “merry”, is from the set Merry Christmas to All. We’ve been needing those larger die0cut words for a while now. Check it out on page 5 of the Holiday Catalog.
Want to see how I created this card? Guess what, I’ve got a FREE how-to video for you.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Mats – Shaded Spruce – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Dashing Deer DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, ink in Cherry Cobbler
- Focal – Gold Foil Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ and Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
- Accent Piece – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Beautiful Baubles
- Banner – Whisper White CS- 1/2″ x 3 1/3″
- Merry – Gold Foil Paper – Back a piece 3 3/4″ x 2″ onto Adhesive Sheet and cut with the die from Merry Christmas Thinlits.
- Sprigs – Shaded Spruce CS – Punch 3 to 4 sprigs from scraps.
- Inside Mats – Cherry Cobbler CS 5 1/4″ x 4″ and Whisper White CS 5″ x 3 3/4″
- Accent Strip – Dashing Deer DSP – 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, ink in Cherry Cobbler
- Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon – 5″
- Linen Thread – about 20″
- Gold Faceted Gem – one large and one small
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One of my lovely WOW Club Members asked that I use the Sea of Textures Bundle for her club night project. I’m so glad she did! It was so much fun creating my Sea of Textures Double Z Fold.
Can you believe only one stamp was used to achieve this over the top Sea of Textures card? The framelits are the bomb! I think I might have purchased the dies just to get that great net image.
I knew I wanted to make the card more of a canvas for lots of little sea inspired scenes. I saw the port hole idea on Pinterest and that started my creative juices flowing. I love it when your Mojo jumps into gear.
In my Sea of Textures design I incorporated the Seaside Embossing folder to create the waves and the Swirly Scribbles dies to accentuate them. I loved the seaweed stamp in the set and feel like it was the perfect backdrop for all the coral in the box fold.
To create the two-tone effect on “George”, my little Octopus from the Sea of Textures set, I first stamped him in Tranquil Tide on Very Vanilla card stock. With my blender pen, I pulled the ink from the stamped image and colored in the bottom portion of his many legs. Cool effect, don’t you think?
To enhance the sentiment, I cut an 8″ piece of our fantastic copper ribbon, stretched it out and created that cool net looking embellishment. I know this one has a lot of bits and pieces, but I really love how it came together and would love to teach you how to create your own. Here’s my FREE how-to video to do just that.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Base – Early Espresso CS – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”
- Z-Fold Band – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/8” x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”
- Inside Box Mechanism – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/8” x 11”, scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”, and 10 1/8”
- Mats – Very Vanilla CS – One @5 3/8” x 4 1/8” and two @ 4 1/8” x 2 5/8”
- Embossed Mats – Coastal Cabana CS – One @ 5 3/8” x 2” and two @ 2 5/8” x 2”, embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder
- Waves – Tranquil Tide CS – Two @ 6 ¼” x 2”, cut with the die from Swirly Scribbles
- Octopus – Very Vanilla CS – 3” x 3”
- Port Hole – Soft Sea Foam CS – One @ 3 x 3 ½” (cut one circle with the 2 7/8” circle framelit) and One @ 2 ¾ x 2 ¾” (nest the 2 3/8” and 1 7/8” circle framelits, cut a ring) ; Very Vanilla CS – punch one 2” circle
- Nets & Sand Dollars – Crumb Cake CS – two @ 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, cut the nets with the Under the Sea die and one @ 2 ½” x 1 ¾”, cut one large and one sand dollar from the Under the Sea die
- Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 ¾” x 2”, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes
- Coral – Use scraps to die cut the following; Rich Razzleberry CS – 1 tall, 1 fat, 2 short; Soft Suede CS – 2 tall; Soft Sea Foam CS – 1 tall, 2 short; Tranquil Tide CS – 1 tall and 3 short
- Window Sheet for Port Hole – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” – cut with the 2 3/8” circle framelit
- Waves – Tranquil Tide CS – Stamp the long texture stamp in Tranquil Tide. Then spritz with the Champagne Mist.
- Port Hole – Soft Sea Foam CS – One circle and one circle ring with the long Texture stamp, stamp off with Soft Suede.
- Inside Port Hole – Very Vanilla CS – 2” circle – Stamp net in Soft Suede
- Pearls on Port Hole – Color with the Bronze Stampin’ Blend – set aside and allow to dry
- Mats #1 and #3 – Very Vanilla CS – Stamp off the net stamp in Crumb Cake
- Mat #2 – Very Vanilla CS – Stamp the long seaweed in both Rich Razzleberry and Tranquil Tide, using first and second generation stamping.
- Octopus – Very Vanilla CS – 3” x 3” – Stamp the Octopus in Tranquil Tide. Using your Blender Pen pull color on the legs. Cut out the image with the matching die.
- Fat Coral – Rich Razzleberry CS – Stamp with the long texture stamp in Rich Razzleberry.
- Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – Stitched Oval – Stamp the “Have A Wonderful Adventure” sentiment in Early Espresso
- Nets – With a dauber, lightly, randomly pounce the surface of the net in Early Espresso
- Sand Dollars – Ink in Crumb Cake
Port Hole Assembly
- Wet Glue the 2’ Circle to the Soft Seafoam Circle
- Adhere the circle of Window Sheet to the backside of the Soft Seafoam ring
- Apply Adhesive strip to the backside of the wring
- Adhere the small sand dollar and corals onto the 2” Very Vanilla circle. Dry fitting and arranging is recommended.
- Pop the ring over the scene.
- Apply the pearls to the perimeter
- Reinforce fold lines on the cards base, z-fold and box fold pieces
- Glue the Very Vanilla mats to the card base.
- Glue the Swirly Scribble die cuts to the embossed Coastal Cabana mats.
- Glue the Coastal Cabana mats to the Z-fold
- Glue the Z-fold to the card base.
- Insert and glue the box fold into the cavity of the z-fold.
- Decorate the card with the coral, nets, port hole and sentiment as shown in the video.
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Make a wish! That’s what I think of every time a see a dandelion in the fields around my house. I love the way they sway from side to side, as the wind blows. And just at the perfect moment, you pick one, blow into it, and make a wish. This fabulous Dandelion Wishes stamp set not only contains the fabulous dandelion images but beautiful sentiments as well. And the font on the set is to die for.
One of the best parts of this card is that I created my own custom Designer Series Paper. Be sure to check out one of my previous YouTube Video, where I demonstrated how to achieve this cool background. I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper as a stencil. Just mix up a few drops of Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana ink refills, each in it’s own spritzer, with 70% rubbing alcohol. Layer the DSP onto a sheet of 12×12 Very Vanilla card stock and spritz away, creating your very own DSP.
By stamping in Versa Mark and then adding our black embossing powder, the dandelion really pops. That absolutely stinkin’ cute sentiment was cut with the die from Stitched Labels. It’s fast becoming one of my go-to sets.
I just couldn’t resist using the new Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds just enough texture, without taking away or fighting any of the other elements on your project.
I hope you enjoy this FREE video tutorial on my Dandelion Wishes card.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Mat – Basic Black CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Custom Specialty Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Accent Band – Granny Apple Green CS – 4 3/4″ x 1 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
- Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″
- Stamp both the Dandelion image and the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
- Lace Trim – 10″
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