Friday Flip Christmas Card with Festival of Trees

Friday Flip Christmas Card with Festival of Trees

Welcome to a new Friday Flip Christmas Card with Festival of Trees!  Today we are starting with a card from an old Stampin’ Up! catalog.

At the bottom of this post is the entire supply list (there really aren’t that many supplies).

Here is our inspiration project:

 

Friday Flip Christmas Card with Festival of Trees

 

With just a few changes, we are flipping it into a Christmas card using Festival of Trees.

Let’s check out the video tutorial:

 

 

Below are the supplies for the Friday Flip Christmas Card with Festival of Trees.  The only supply not listed is the 10 Second Bow Maker.  And you can click here to order that!

 

Product List

Tree Punch

$18.00

 

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip Christmas Card with Festival of Trees idea.  I can’t wait to see you in the next post!

 

Create a Keepsake Banner for Under $30

Wouldn’t you love to create a keepsake banner that you could use for every celebration that you could display with pride and know that you put it all together for less than $30?   Well you can! And it’s SO EASY!

The Build a Banner Kit comes with (almost) everything you need to create a banner that you can customize to any occasion OR one that says “CELEBRATE” or “WE GATHER TOGETHER” or “WE ARE FAMILY” or any saying up to eighteen letters long that you can use over and over, at every event, starting a new tradition and always having a perfect item to show your love and pride at your events.

The kit contains 18 white canvas pennants with button holes precut for your string, thick white twine for stringing, 26 alphabet and 10 number stencils, 5 image stencils and 4 masking stencils to create endless combinations and a Stampin’ Spritzer. The ONLY thing you need to add to this kit is your choice of color reinker for just $3.50 US and your total outlay for something you could use for generations would be $26.50. Seriously? That’s AWESOME?

Now of course, you could always really jazz this kit up with stamps, colors, ribbon and embellishments; at the totally reasonable starting price you can add items that have a special meaning to you, your family or your intended recipient of this beautiful banner and still be able to create something lasting and meaningful for less than you would have to pay for a completed project.  In the interest of #TBT here’s a photo of a banner that a member shared on Stamping Family; she made this as a commissioned project at the price of $75!

Custom Keepsake Banner

And the added bonus?  Any leftover canvas pieces make absolutely adorable accents to any project AND those stencils are reusable!  Have you checked out all the cool stenciling techniques you can do?  And with stencils costing anywhere from $5 to $10 alone, you can see why these have me so excited – it’s like getting extra tools for “free”!  You would have every single letter of the alphabet to use on any other craft project plus the numbers PLUS the cute backgrounds and masks.  Gee, now that I think about it, maybe this is a stencil kit with free banner pieces!

So check out the Build A Banner Kit for just $23.00 on page 155 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog and start planning out how you will create your own keepsake banner to show how much you cherish your family events – and show off maybe just a little as to how crafty you are!

New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

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Each week we have new weekly deals from Stampin’ Up! so be sure to check back next week.

Make Fast Hand Made Cards by Stamping Directly On Your Photos

Make Fast Hand Made Cards by Stamping Directly On Your Photos

You won’t believe how FAST you can put together a stack of adorable hand made cards by stamping directly on your photos.  From thank you notes to sympathy cards to holiday greetings to baby announcements, the possibilities are endless and it’s super easy to do! It’s so much fun and so fast and rewarding that we’re creating a special section on Stamping Family just for these types of projects.

There are two basic ways to do this; stamp on actual photos your order or print out through photo printing or printing photo images onto cardstock yourself.  Either work great but each yields a different look and requires slightly different techniques.  Photos printed on any glossy medium require that you use permanent ink such as StazOn, craft ink or images using heat embossing with Versamark and any of our high quality embossing powders.  Photos printed on cardstock are matte but you can use any of your inks to stamp over them.

Here’s an example of a card I made printing out a photo of a friend’s dog on plain Whisper White Cardstock.  I used the “sepia” setting on my photo editing program and colored in his tongue using Blushing Bride classic ink and an Aquapainter (go easy on the water so your card won’t bubble!).  Also, always do a test before colorizing any areas on your photo; you want to make sure you won’t have bleed or color distortion issues.  If you do, experiment with other techniques like sponging, markers, etc. to get the results you want. Take a look:

Card with stamping directly on photo

 

Seriously, how CUTE is that?  And it took me all of five minutes, max.

Think about how quickly you could turn out a huge batch of baby announcements?  Or a whole bunch of graduation party thank you notes with the honoree right there in their cap and gown?  Or your Holiday cards?  With just a couple of stamps, a Versamark pad, some gold or silver embossing powder and some card stock, you would whip through those in an afternoon!  You could even put some people BACK ON THE LIST!

Here are the products I used to make this quick card:
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Try out making some hand made cards by stamping directly on your photos and see how much time it saves you AND how much your recipients love them and you will be hooked!

Stampin’ Up!’s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

Stampin’ Up!’s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

Welcome to today’s project that is all about using Stampin’ Up!’s Build a Birthday for a handmade birthday card idea.

To get this project started, I went for my inks and the Build a Birthday stamp set.  This is a fun set and can be used for both boys and girls birthday cards, as well as for grown up cards.  It’s just a very versatile set.

For my colors, I went with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  It’s a bright and cheerful color combination – definitely will put a smile on a little girl’s face!

 

Stampin' Up!'s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

 

I wanted to add some layers, but not too many.  So I added the Daffodil Delight strip after it was dry embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder.

Then it was time to add a faux layer.

 

Stampin' Up!'s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

 

I wanted to add texture to the Tempting Turquoise card base, but not go for another embossing folder.  So I went for my scoring board and dry embossed a 1/2″ border in from all four sides.  It’s a bit hard to see in the photos, but it adds a fun pop of texture.

Then it was on to the tag.  The sentiment came from the same Build A Birthday stamp set.  I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White and then cut around the words to make them into two rectangles.

 

Stampin' Up!'s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

 

The tag itself is from the Tags and Labels nesting die set.  This set is a bit different as you get two different nesting sets of dies!  And I love both the designs so I knew I had to have these.

A little Whisper White cotton ribbon in the tag completed it, adding some more texture to the card.  This is a card you really want to run your fingers over.  Visually and physically there is a just a lot of texture.

 

Stampin' Up!'s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

 

This card really does not use that many supplies, below they are all listed for you.

 

Stampin' Up!'s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea

 

To order any of these supplies, click the images and add them to your shopping bag.  Don’t forget to download your Reward Tracker!

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s Stampin’ Up!’s Build a Birthday Handmade Birthday Card Idea post!  See you in the next one!