Create Cute Christmas Cards with Puns

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Can you believe that it’s almost October? I felt like this year went by so fast! I thought I would start making Christmas cards earlier this year, and I wanted to create some “punny” cards. I remember when I first started cardmaking, I loved to make cards with puns or inside jokes because those were so different from store-bought cards. Do you like cards with puns? I would love to know!

Skill: Beginner

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

Stamparatus
Stampin’ Up Foxy Friends bundle
Stampin’ Up Large Letters dies
White Cardstock
White Fun Foam
Stampin’ Up Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set

How to Create a “Give Thanks” Mini Slimline Card

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By Annie Collins

– Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a Fall “Give Thanks” mini slim card using a variety of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko products.

Directions:

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaMagic Inks: Thatched Straw, Mango, Jumbo Java, Purple Hydrangea, Midnight Black, Sage, Persimmon, and Sahara Sand

• Creative Medium: Gold Metallic

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• Craft Mat

• Palette Knives

Other:

• Tim Holtz Stencil: Burlap
• Trinity Stamps Die: Mini Slimline Stitched Stacks
• Maker’s Movement: You’re My Jam Stamp & Die Set
• Maker’s Movement: Nesting Doll Set
• Memory Box Dies: Leaves and Give Thanks Sentiment
• Accent 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White
• Recollection 110# Cardstock: White, Kraft, & Moss Green
• Sizzix Glitter Cardstock: Mountain Green
• Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Leaf peeping
• Foam Tabs

Create Fun & Easy Ombre Looks with VersaMagic Ink Pads

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By Jessica Lin –

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Today I have a very simple technique that I’d like to share with you. It’s ombre stamping with a stamp positioning tool! It is super easy and fun, and the color combinations are endless! I’ve used this technique so many times before and it never gets old. Have you tried creating your own ombre ink pad looks before?

Skill: Intermediate

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

Stampin’ Up Jar of Love stamps and dies
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Heat gun
Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon cardstock

 

 

How to Make a Pastel Birthday Card Using VersaMagic Ink Pads

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here and welcome back to another card tutorial. Today’s card is the kind that I create the most: birthday cards! I chose a soft color palette for this set of cards, and the VersaMagic inks are perfect for the pastel colors. I also watercolored with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and shared a technique about using ribbons to embellish your projects. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s tutorial! 

Skill: Intermediate

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

• Stampin’ Up – Letters for You, Number of Years, Cake Soiree, Garden Trellis
• Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Designer Series Paper
• Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens – No. 028, No. 220, No. 230, No. 071, No. 803, No. 083, No. 049, No. 042, No. 051, No. 041, No. 045
• Heat Tool
• Foam Sheet
• Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

 

 

Learn How to Make a Quick Father’s Day Card

 

By Neva Cole 

Today I will be demonstrating how to make a quick multi-layered card using three stamps and VersaColor and StazOn inks.  This tone on tone card is a simple way to create a wonderful card for the Father in you life.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

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Directions:

 

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Step 1

Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Mountain Lake and heat emboss with Sparkle Embossing Powder.  Then die cut the sentiment with Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners.

 

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Step 2

Use VersaColor Mountain Lake and stamp the “Tape Measure” and the “Love Beyond Measure” around the perimeter of an A-2 card base.  Ink the edges of a 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″.  Stamp the Tape Measure in StazOn Ink in in Jet Black, die cut with matching die.

 

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Step 3

Pressure emboss the 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ with Spellbinders Maze Embossing Folder.  Lightly ink with Seafoam.  Stamp the the Love Beyond Measure on card front.

 

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Step 4

Assemble the card with dimensional foam adhesive and enjoy!

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

VersaMark: Mountain Lake, Seafoam

StazOn-Jet Black

Embossing Powder-Sparkle

 

Other

Hero Arts CL1498 Holiday Sentiments

Technique Tuesday What a Guy Stamp and Die

Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentient Banner

Spellbinders Maze Embossing Folder

 

Learn How To Make Elegant Flowers For A Spectacular Mother’s Day Card

 

By Neva Cole 

In today’s crafting tutoring I will share how to make absolutely gorgeous flowers from foam paper and StazOn On Trend inks that hold their shape beautifully. Create a very special card to give to a Mother for Mother’s Day. 

 

Skill: Advanced

Time: 3 hours plus time to dry ink on foam paper

 

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Directions:

 

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Step 1

Stamp Calla Lily image in StazOn Bordeaux.  Stamp Calla Lily Leaves image in StazOn Forest Green.  Set aside while working on the rest of the card.  The ink will take time to dry, otherwise it will smear or come off on your fingers.

 

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Step 2

Trim a sheet of Strathmore Bristol Vellum Finish 100 lb paper to 7″ x 15″.  My pad comes in 14″ x 17″ so it will make two cards of this style from one sheet.  Score at 5″ from each end and accordion fold sheet using bone folder to crease folds. 

 

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Step 3

Place folded cardstock into Largest die from the Teardrop Lattice Gateway die by Heartfelt Creations.  Run through die cut machine.  Remove curved corners once they are cut, to allow all layers to cut through.

 

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Step 4

Die cut decorative card front from white cardstock.  It is from the Heartfelt Creations Lattice Swirl Gateway die.  Die cut lower portion of Heartfelt Creations Lattice Flourish Gateway die (shown below).

 

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Step 5

Use an ink blusher and Delicata Rose Gold to color die cuts.

 

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Step 6

Use Versa Magic Aqua Splash Dew Drop to ink all outside edges of the tri-fold card.  Front is shown.

 

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Step 7

Using direct to paper method ink the front panel and back panel of the tri-fold card.  Shown is the back panel.   

 

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Step 8

Die cut scalloped edge die from the Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Flourish Gateway die.  Ink the edge with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.  Using direct to paper method ink the center of the panel.

 

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Step 9

Stamp the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations Fancy Special Day Stamp in StazOn Bordeaux at the top of the panel from step 8.

 

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Step 10

Center Lattice Flourish Gateway die below the sentiment and trim to fit.  Adhere with On Point glue. 

 

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Step 11

Die cut the third from the largest Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Frame Gateway from white cardstock.  Ink the edges and the center of the panel with VersaMagic Aqua Splash.  Die cut center panel form Heartfelt Creations Regal Lattice Gateway die from white cardstock.  Use an ink blusher to color the die cut.

 

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Step 12

Die cut two smallest Eyelet Frame Gateway dies from white cardstock.  Ink smallest with Versa Magic Aqua Splash around the edges and lightly in the center.  Stamp with Inspire Me Sentiment Stamp in Caribbean Green StazOn ink.  Ink the larger die with Perfect Plumeria around the edges and lightly in the center.  Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” from the Heartfelt Thank You Sentiments in StazOn Caribbean Green. 

 

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Step 13

Apply Tear It tape to the back of prepared panels from Steps 9, 10, and 11.  (Notice that I decided to change color used for the sentiments  for step 12 and simply used the opposite side of the die cut.)

 

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Step 14

Use and ink dauber to color the leaves and Calla Lily images with StazOn ink in Caribbean Green and Bordeaux.  Set aside for the ink to dry, I let mine dry over-night to keep from staining my fingers in the next step and smudging the ink.

 

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Step 15

Die cut the Calla Lily and leaves.  Prep space to create flowers.  Heat glue, glue gun, die cuts and Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pollen Stamens.  (Note I colored the back of the die cuts as well, but turns out it is not necessary because the back of the images do not show on the finished card.)

 

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Step 16

Holding the Cally Lily die cut with a pair of tweezers and heat the back of foam paper until it just begins to curl.  The foam paper will curve towards the heat.  While the foam paper is still warm gently add a small dab of hot glue at the very base of the Cally Lily.  Place stamen and pinch closed, hold for a moment until hot glue cools and flower will hold it’s shape.  Repeat with remaining five flowers.

 

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Step 17

Heat the back of the leaf image until it curls.  While it is still warm pinch into shape until the foam paper has cooled and it will hold its shape. 

 

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Step 18

Using small dots of On Point glue adhere the Lattice Swirl Gateway die cut from Steps 4 and 5 to the front panel of the card. 

 

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Step 19

Apply Scalloped panel to middle of section of the tri-fold card. 

 

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Step 20

Use hot glue to adhere foam flowers to the front of the card as shown above.

 

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Step 21

Continue to adhere flowers and leaves to the card front as shown.  Adhere the sentiment over the trimmed wires from the stamens.

 

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Step 22

Adhere die cuts from Step 11 to the back panel of the card.  Adhere flower and leaf and the sentiment panel in place as shown.  

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Ink Pad-Bordeaux, Caribbean Green, Forest Green

VersaMagic Ink Pad-Perfect Plumeria, Aqua Splash

Delicata Ink Pad-Rose Gold

Ink Blushers

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear It! Tape

 

Other

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Finish 100 lb cardstock

Bone folder

Heartfelt Creations Art Foam Paper

Heartfelt Creations Calla Lily stamp and die

Heartfelt Creations Inspire Me Sentiment stamp

Heartfelt Creations Fancy Special Day stamp

Heartfelt Creations Thank You Sentiments stamp

Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Flourish Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Lattice Swirl Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Lattice Flourish Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Regal Lattice Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Frame Gateway die

Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pollen Stamens

Tweezers

Heat Gun

Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks