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New Friday Flip Video: Making a Handmade Card

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 0 comments

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

It’s Friday – and that means a new Friday Flip!  Today’s handmade card that we are making is based off one of my favorite Thank You cards:

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

I love so many things about this card, I don’t even know where to start.  I love banner/button combo, the polka dots (OF COURSE!), the sentiment, the list goes on and on…

So how do you take so many things and change them up?  Start with the simple wins.  Can you change the orientation of it?  Meaning rotating it 90 degrees.  Do you have another sentiment?  And for the banner, can you make it smaller and go with a smaller button too?

Let’s dive into the video…

Check out today’s video here and don’t forget that all the products are listed below:

 

 

Quick Order Links for today’s Friday Flip supplies:

Banner Punch

$12.95

Bird Punch

$16.95

Here is our finished Friday Flip handmade card:

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip!  I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this handmade card.  See you in the next project!

Sale Items With Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Sale Items With Stampin’ Up!

Sale Items With Stampin’ Up!

For one week only – grab these deals!  Click on the items below to order and have them shipped directly to you.

 

Using Stampin’ Up’s Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Cards, Love | 0 comments

Using Stampin’ Up’s Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Using Stampin’ Up’s Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Today’s hand made card uses the Groovy Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up.

It’s Monday morning, and that means bright colors and polka dots…  and coffee…. lots of coffee.

Bright colors and polka dots give me such a good start to the week.  Today’s card is no different.  I was able to pull in my polka dots from both an embossing folder and the Groovy Love stamp set.

I have no idea who this card is for, which is unusual.  Most of my cards start with a person in mind, but not today’s.  Today was more about the color palette.  I don’t think I will ever get bored with hot pink and black.  As I type this, I just now realized that I am wearing hot pink and black today.  Haha… I just took a sip of coffee and looked at my coffee cup, it too is black and hot pink.  I guess this color palette was just meant to be today.

Which begs the question, when is last project you made to coordinate with your clothes?

Clothes are a great place to pull in color palettes.

Back to the card.

Why hearts?  Why not?  I love the zebra print and polka dot designs on the Groovy Love stamp set.  Check out this set:

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade CardUsing Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

The hearts were the first things stamped and punched.  (I am such a sucker for coordinating stamps and punches.)  Then it was decision making time, did I want this on a square or a circle.  Obviously, the circles won out.  But I needed a backer for the circle, and pulled in the Starburst Framelits.

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this page.

When I remembered the Hearts Border punch sitting in my punch holder, I added the little strip of black with the hearts punched out.  I liked that look so much that I through it in for the inside of the card.

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Finishing touches included the bow.  Look at that super cute bow!!!  If you have any trouble tying bows, be sure to grab a 10 Second Bow Maker!

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

And when we put it all together, we get this handmade Groovy Love card:

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Quick Links for Products Used to Create this Handmade card.  Click on items for easy ordering.

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s post all about making a handmade card using the Groovy Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Paper Crafts Ideas: Using Four You From Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 0 comments

Paper Crafts Ideas: Using Four You From Stampin’ Up!

Paper Crafts Ideas: Using Four You From Stampin’ Up!

For today’s Paper Crafts Idea we are using polka dots and the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I use this dang set all the time.

Being such a sentiment and font junkie, I have to give this one two thumbs up.  It’s great, check it out:

four you stamp set, stampin up

If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably know that Monday’s require bright colors, polka dots and coffee.  Today is no different.  I just need that jolt of fun, pep, and brightness to get me going on a Monday morning.

For the color palette, I am not sure why I chose Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  It just sorta happened.  It was the neutrals that took me a bit to pick out.  White was a given.  But what about that black?  It was initially a brown, then changed to a gray before it was black.

Don’t worry about what supplies are used, there is a chart at the bottom with all of them listed.

If you struggle with your neutrals, take an extra minute and pull out all of your neutrals.  One sheet of each neutral in one section of your stamp area will save you lots of stress and frustration.  Then just test it out.  Lay out the other layers on top of your neutrals and see how it looks.

When you put the right color for it, you will instantly know.

For an extra pop, I added some texture to the Whisper White Embossing Folder.  Having the big polka dots rather than the small ones looks much better and breaks up all the little dots.

paper crafts ideas, stampin up, four you

Then for the bow, it is all the magic you get with the 10 Second Bow Maker.  In less than 10 seconds, I had a perfect bow, even though this is a wide ribbon.  If you don’t have one of these gems, order it today and you will probably have it by this weekend!  Click here to order yours today.

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Quick Product Order Links

OK – I am outta here!  Lots to create and share in Stamping Family – gotta go love on those fabulous ladies.  If you are not a member of Stamping Family, be sure to come check us out.

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Thanks so much for joining me for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed today’s paper crafts idea with polka dots, bright colors and the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

 

Friday Flip: Using For All Things from Stampin’ Up! – Fall Card Idea

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Cards, Other | 0 comments

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin’ Up! – Fall Card Idea

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin’ Up! – Fall Card Idea

Today’s Friday Flip uses the For All Things stamp set from Stampin’ Up to make a fall card.

Here was our inspiration:

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin' Up! - Fall Card Idea

What I really loved about the inspiration project was the twirled ribbon and the subtle background layer.  So I wanted to make sure that both those elements were in this card.

Starting with color, I chose my favorite fall colors:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler – and this time went with Old Olive.  I would normally choose Always Artichoke, but I only have Old Olive ribbon.

Don’t worry – all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post for you.

Then it was a matter of layers.  Choosing what to make the background layer and what color to make the top layers.  This was merely trial and error.  I knew where the ribbon needed to go, so it wouldn’t have worked to have the banner Old Olive.  Does that make sense?  Then I just played around until Crushed Curry became my card base.

In this post from earlier this week, I shared this project:

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But it didn’t show you how to do it.  In our video today, you will learn how to do the “Thumping Technique” with markers.  And it will do this:

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin' Up! - Fall Card IdeaAnd here is our finished project:

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin' Up! - Fall Card Idea

Let’s jump right into our Friday Flip video using For All Things from Stampin Up:

 

Now that is an easy technique, isn’t it?

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Thank you so much for joining me today for the Friday Flip!  Be sure to check back next week, we won’t be using the For All Things from Stampin Up, you will have to check back to see what we use!

 

Stampin’ Up! Products On Sale

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Stampin’ Up! Products On Sale

Stampin’ Up! Products On Sale

Fun Stampin’ Up! products on sale right now – but for one week only!

Click on the items below to order:

Making a Handmade Thank You Card – Paper Crafts Ideas

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 5 comments

Making a Handmade Thank You Card – Paper Crafts Ideas

Making a Handmade Thank You Card – Paper Crafts Ideas

Need to make a fall themed Thank You Card?  If so, then this paper crafts idea is just for you!

Whether it’s for a Thanksgiving hostess that you need to make a card for, a sweet friend that lent a hand, or a person that needs to know that even though what they did for you was little, it was greatly appreciated – it’s never a bad idea to give a thank you card.

Today’s project uses the Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up.  (All supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.)

seasonally scattered stampin up

I stuck with fall colors of Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Cajun Craze.

how to make a handmade thank you card, seasonally scattered, paper crafts ideas, stampin up

A little side note…. Cajun Craze is my least favorite color.  Total ick!!!  Until fall….  then it comes in handy.

how to make a handmade thank you card, seasonally scattered, paper crafts ideas, stampin up

Adding lots of layers, lots of colors and lots of texture really make this card work.  From the dry embossed Garden Green to the tiny bow of Crushed Curry, if one little element of this card was missing, it wouldn’t come together as it did.

how to make a handmade thank you card, seasonally scattered, paper crafts ideas, stampin up

If you struggle with tying bows, be sure to grab the 10 Second Bow Maker:

10 Second Bow Maker

If this is a card that you would like to recreate, then here are the supplies you will need to do it:


Quick Order Links

Banner Punch

$12.95

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project.  I hope that you enjoyed this fall themed handmade thank you card paper crafts idea as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.

The Friday Flip – How to Make A Gift Card Holder – Video Tutorial

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 0 comments

The Friday Flip – How to Make A Gift Card Holder – Video Tutorial

The Friday Flip – How to Make A Gift Card Holder - Video Tutorial

Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip where you will learn how to make this gift card holder in this video tutorial.  This project was originally slated for the members of Stamping Family.  These more in depth projects are like what is normally shared in that site.  But it was the members that said to share it on my blog with everyone.  Pretty awesome family right?

If you are not a part of our family, click here to join us!

We are starting with this as our inspiration piece:

 - Video Tutorial

And turning it into this:

 - Video Tutorial

Below are your supplies used for this project along with your Friday Flip Video Tutorial.

If you like this video, you will LOVE Stamping Family.  Come and check us out here.

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Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip!   I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this gift card holder.  Be sure to keep checking back, there are always new and fresh ideas going on here on the iTeach Stamping blog!

Card Making Video – Pre-Friday Flip Project

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 0 comments

Card Making Video – Pre-Friday Flip Project

Card Making Video – Pre-Friday Flip Project

A few weeks ago, I shared a Friday Flip Project in a card making video, and I had so many requests for how to make the inspiration card, that I made that into a video as well.

This project uses two of my favorite stamps.  The first is Lots of Thanks.  (And don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.)

Lots of thanks, stampin up

I love Lots of Thanks because it is a constant reminder to me to send out thank you cards.  There is so much we have to be thankful of, and so many people we are thankful for.  I could make and send one thank you card every day, and still not hit everyone that is on my list.  What about you?  Knowing that the list is long shouldn’t overwhelm you, it should excite you.

The next stamp set is Summer Silhouettes.  It’s a two-step floral set, meaning that you use two images to create one final image.  It’s what first hooked me with stamping and it never gets old.

summer silhouettes stampin up

When you combine the two, magic happens.

All the dimensions and steps are listed in the video.  Let’s take a look….


Easy to make, right?  But a beautiful card as well.

friday flip, inspiration project

Here are your Quick Order Links for everything that was used in the video.  (Simply click on the items below to order.)

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Pre-Friday Flip Project card making video tutorial.  Be sure to check back tomorrow, another Friday Flip is headed your way!

 

New Items on Sale from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

New Items on Sale from Stampin’ Up!

New Items on Sale from Stampin’ Up!

One of my most favorite punches ever is on sale right now!!!  If you don’t have the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, now is  your chance to get it at a great price.  It is in my stack of the top 3 punches I use all the time.  LOVE IT!

Only one week to grab these deals.  Click on the image to order it online!