Vertigo Jam

By Ellen

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  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Radiant Neon Electric Purple; Versafine Onyx Black; Memento: Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves; Vertigo Pebbles; Brushstix; Clear Embossing Powder; Sponge Daubers
  • Impression Obsession: Mason Jar (DIE137-E), Circle Shaker Frame (DIE001-Z), Garden Gift (B9239), Dotted Floral (CC172), Wavy Lines (CC060)
  • WR Memory:  Corner Chomper
  • Cardstock: silver, green, white, purple
  • Miscellaneous: doily, rhinestones, ribbon, Pop Dots, oval punch


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1.  Die cut Mason Jar from Vertigo Pebbles and ink  with Radiant Neon Electric Purple.

2.  Die cut the lid with silver card stock and the lid wrapper in green.

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3.  Add definition to the lid wrapper with Memento Bamboo Leaves, applied with a Chisel Tip Brushstix.

4.  Assemble the mason jar.  Add 1/8″ ribbon around the lid.

5.  Cut a piece of green cardstock to 1″ x 5″ and stamp with Wavy Lines using Memento Bamboo Leaves.  Edge the sides of this piece with Bamboo Leaves.

6.  Die cut Circle Shaker Frame in purple and white using only one piece of the frame in each color and adhere over a paper doily.

7.  Cut/score card base to a finished A2 size of 4-1/4˝ x 5-1/2˝.

8. Cut a layering piece to 5-1/4″ x 4″ from white cardstock and adhere to card base

9. Attach purple ribbon to the top left corner.

10.  Assemble pieces onto the card.

11.  Stamp Garden Gift  with Versafine Onyx Black and emboss with clear embossing powder.

12.  Punch out the sentiment with an oval punch and adhere to card with dimensional adhesive.

13.  Add rhinestones and ribbon as desired.

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Reasons to Celebrate

Amazeballs Birthday

By Sylvia



  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Radiant Neon: Electric Pink, Electric Orange, Electric Yellow; Memento Tuxedo Black; Craft Mat
  • CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Amazeballs
  • Miscellaneous: white cardstock; black cardstock; neon pink sequins, mini glue dots; dimensional foam pads



1. Ink circle border stamp with Radiant Neon Electric Yellow and repeatedly stamp it on the very left side of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white cardstock.


2. Ink circle border stamp with Radiant Neon Electric Orange and repeatedly stamp it right beside the yellow row of circles.


3. Ink circle border stamp with Radiant Neon Electric Pink  and repeatedly stamp it right beside the orange row of circles.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 until white cardstock is completely covered.

5. Affix stamped panel to top folded black 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card blank.

6. Stamp „Hoping Your Birthday Is“ with Radiant Neon Electric Yellow and „Amazeballs“ with Memento Black Tuxedo onto 4” x 1 ¾” piece of white cardstock.

7. Attach pink neon sequins to sentiment panel with mini glue dots.

8. Adhere sentiment panel to card front using dimensional foam pads.


By Ellen Taylor

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  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Stazon: Cloudy Sky, Orange Zest, Spiced Chai; Delicata Silvery Shimmer; Versafine Onyx Black; Fantastix; Sponge Dauber; Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Impression Obsession: Dies: Banners and Tails DIE127-P, Swans DIE129-S, Mini Heart Row DIE134-D, Border Duo 2 DIE018-V, Small Bow DIE057-AA; Stamps: Life Stuff Sentiments CL491.
  • Paper: Black, White and Red.
  • Miscellaneous: Pop Dots, Rhinestones.


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1. Die cut Swans DIE129-S from white cardstock.

2. Using Fantastix, color the swans faces/ beaks with StazOn Orange Zest and Cloudy Sky. Create shadows on the swans head, neck and body with Delicata Silvery Shimmer.

3. Drag Delicata Silvery Shimmer across a few pieces of white cardstock.

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4. Take the Silvery cardstock and die cut one Small Bow and four Border Duos.  Note: for this card we are using the negatives of the Border Duo 2 to create small waves.

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5. Stamp “Congratulations!” from the Life Stuff Sentiments with VersaFine Onyx Black and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.

6. Die cut the embossed sentiment with the Banners and Tails die and adhere the banner over the tails.

7. Die cut some red and Silvery Shimmer hearts using the Mini Heart Row die.

8. Using a Sponge Dauber, edge the red hearts with StazOn Spiced Chai.

9. Adhere die cuts to a layering piece of black cardstock sized 4¾˝square.

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10. Cut a 5˝ square layering piece from white cardstock for placing above the 5½˝ square black card base.

Silvery Shimmer Sentiments

Happy Anniversary

By Penny



  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Silvery Shimmer & Golden Glitz inks; Silver embossing powder; Craft Mat
  • Penny Black: Sentimental stamp set
  • Provo Craft: Polka Dot embossing folder
  • Darice: Hat pin & beads
  • Die-Versions: Buttons Galore die
  • Kreinik: Silver cord
  • American Crafts: Gray ribbon
  • Craftwell: Ebosser
  • Scotch Foam Adhesive


1.  On your Craft Mat, smoosh Delicata Silvery Shimmer and Golden Glitz inks. Spritz with water.


2.  Swirl white card stock around in the watered down inks. When you are pleased with the effect, let dry.

3.  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment with silver embossing powder.

4. Dry emboss a small scrap of white card stock with Polka Dots folder and then ink with Delicata Silvery Shimmer. Add this section to the bottom of the sentiment panel to form a card front that measures 4 x 5-1/4 inches.

5. Wrap gray ribbon around card front to cover the “seam”.

6.  Die cut and heat emboss Star with Silver embossing powder. The one pictured has been heat embossed three times. Tie cord in button holes and adhere to ribbon.

7.  Assemble hat pin and beads as desired. Slide pin behind star embellishment.

8.  Adhere card front to a black card base measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches using foam adhesive.

Love You

By  Ellen

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  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Silvery Shimmer.
  • Impression Obsession: Stamps: Valentine Hearts CL538; Dies: Heart Set DIE135-F, Border Duo 2 DIE018-V.
  • CTMH: Rhinestone Flourish.
  • Miscellaneous: Pop Dots, ribbon, doily


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1. Stamp one of the hearts from the Valentine Hearts set 3 times with Delicata Silvery Shimmer.

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2. Die Cut 3 hearts with the Heart Set DIE135-F.

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3. Drag Delicata Silvery Shimmer across some white cardstock.

4. Die cut Border Duo from the Silvery Shimmer paper and adhere behind a 1¾˝ x 5˝ piece of white cardstock.  Attach ribbon and pop the 3 hearts up in a row.

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5. On a 5˝ x 3¾˝ piece of white cardstock, adhere half of a paper doily and stamp “Love You”  from the Valentine Hearts set with Delicata Silvery Shimmer.

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6. Mat over the sentiment panel then attach to the white card base.

7. Add rhinestone flourish.

Conversation Hearts

By Ellen

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  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Radiant Neon: Electric Pink, Electric Purple, Electric Green; Versafine: Onyx Black; Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder; Sponge Dauber.
  • Impression Obsession: Dies: Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z, Conversation Heart Block DIE133-C; Stamps: Conversation Hearts C5641.
  • WR Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper.
  • Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder.
  • Miscellaneous: satin ribbon, Pop Dots.


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1. Drag Radiant Neon Electric Pink, Electric Purple and Electric Green directly over 3 separate pieces of white card stock. Let dry (I used my heat gun to speed things up).

2. Using Versafine Onyx Black, Stamp Conversation Hearts using VersaFine Onyx Black onto the Electric Pink, Electric Green, and Electric Purple pieces of cardstock plus onto a white piece of cardstock.

3. Heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.

4. Die cut hearts using the Conversation Heart Block die.

5. Cut the white layering piece block.


6.  Adhere 3 white, 2 Electric Green, 2 Electric Purple and 2 Electric Pink Conversation Hearts onto the Heart Block.

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7. Create card base from black cardstock with finished dimensions of 4-1/4˝ x 5-1/2˝.

8.  Cut layering pieces of the following: white cardstock to 4˝x 5¼˝ (edge with Electric Pink);  black cardstock 3-3/4˝ x 5˝; white cardstock 3-1/2˝ x 4-3/4˝.

9.  Round the top right corner of all the layering pieces.

10.  Emboss the smallest white layering piece using the patterned embossing folder.

11.  To create matching ribbon, ink a Sponge Dauber with Electric Pink and color the satin ribbon on both sides; allow to dry completely.

12. Die cut the decorative Square Shaker Frame piece from black cardstock

13.  Loop the Electric Pink colored ribbon through it and adhere the ribbon to the back of the cardstock.  Finish with a bow.

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14.  Adhere pieces as shown.