3-D Paper Piecing: Attention to Detail

My style is simple. Usually. But when I saw the Friday Mashup Challenge for 3-D Paper Piecing, my interest was piqued and this little elephant from the You’re Amazing stamp set came to mind:

I did my paper piecing a little different as I didn’t have the 3-d glue suggested in the tutorial video, so I cut out the largest whole elephant image (including hat), then layered it on my base with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, next cut out the elephant head/trunk/hat and adhered that, and finally, the party hat! Other than that, I followed the tutorial substituting the tools I had from Stampin’ Up!

It’s fussy, detail-oriented work, but I loved the result! You can watch Mariska’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. 

Combining the Friday Mashup 3-D and color challenge with the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary, here is the finished card:

I’ve also challenged my Stampin’ Family to “Go for the GOLD” so you may notice the gold sequins that add a little bling to the whole thing as an homage to the US Olympic Team 🙂

If you love this card, you can make one of your own at my 3-D Card Class on February 20th!

Card Recipe (all supplies available in my Stampin’ Up! Store):

Stamps: You’re Amazing
Ink: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist stamp pads. Stampin’ Write Markers: Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Primrose Petals. Blender Pens.
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Whisper White and Crumb Cake card stock. Scraps from Christmas DSP (?), Polka Dot Parade & Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126844), Gold Sequin Trim (#132983), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Circle Collection Framelits, Big Shot, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch (#120906), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187), Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Stylus, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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A Shapely Birthday

I’ve needed to make birthday cards for my Stampin’ Family, and the sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary inspired me to make this simple, shapely and cheerful greeting (with a little embossed bling on the birthday)!

Don’t be afraid to take a sketch and turn it on it’s side, like I did with this one:

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!):

Stamps: Blue Ribbon (wood~131964 or clear~125981)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171) and Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla card stock, Birthday Basics DSP(130145) 
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (131930), Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Oval Accent Bigz Clear die (127055),  Ovals Collection framelits (129381), 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch (118874), Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (129387), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199).  

As always, you can order supplies HERE and don’t forget that Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Buy 3, Get 1 FREE this month and if you order on my website during July 2013, enter hostess code JF3KWJT7 because someone will be the “Mystery Hostess” and get some fun goodies this month!

I’m going to make a bunch of these cards with the other papers in the same pack and I’ll post a picture on my FB Fan Page, if you want to see samples in varying colors and designs 🙂

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Changing Shape

Who says greeting cards have to be square (or rectangle)? I pulled out my Oval Framelits to create this fun card for my stamp club tonight:

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!)

  • Stamps: Oh, Hello set (Spring 2013 Catalog)
  • Ink: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Garden Green
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Tea for Two DSP (129311)
  • Accessories: Big Shot (113489), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Designer Builder Brads (129329), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (129387), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199) and Paper-Piercing tool (126189)

You can order the supplies to create this card (and so many more!) in my store!
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Oh Hello

When was the last time you sent a card to a friend “Just Because”? Getting a hand-stamped card in your mailbox makes you feel so loved! Who do you know that needs one of these cards to brighten their day?

I am really having fun with the Label Collection Framelits (see how to cut the edge of your card in this tutorial) and this time I paired it with the new Borders plate for the Simply Scored to create the raised edge! And can you see the paper-pierced scallop border peeking out from the inside panel? Yep, I pretty much love everything about this card and hope that the friend that gets it loves it too.

Actually, I can think of a few people who need one, so I’ll have to make a few more to spread the joy!

Card Recipe (all Stampin’ Up supplies):

  • Stamps: Oh, Hello (pg 4 of Spring Catalog)
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade and Primrose Petals Stampin’ Write Markers, Crumb Cake ink pad
  • Paper: Card stock~ Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla. Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (129311)
  • Accessories: Label Collection Framelits (125598), Big Shot (113439), Simply Scored (122334), Borders Scoring Plate (126192), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126197), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Decorative Label punch (120907), Stampin’ Sponge (101610), Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), 5/8″ Flower Trim (126869)
Visit SYCJ again tomorrow afternoon for another fun card 
using the framelits!!!!

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Keeping it Simple

I was inspired by a card from the fabulous Mary Brown and borrowed the sketch for this Sale-a-Bration card featuring the Feeling Sentimental set:

Card recipe: 

  • Stamps: Feeling Sentimental (FREE from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure with $50 purchase), Oh, Hello from Spring Catalog
  • Ink: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
  • Paper: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Midnight Muse card stock
  • Etc: Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (129387), Paper Piercing Tool (126819). Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Vintage Trinkets (118764), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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