Bird House Cards and MORE

Hello there friends.  Today’s post is all about cards that are made to look like houses.  I decided to make these cards after finding one from many years ago.  I came across an old birdhouse card while pulling old cards down and replacing them with new ones.  I thought it was time to update this style of card, so I made a few using the new and current Stampin’ Up! product.

FYI, I have a video that you can watch on my Facebook business page @ stampinalldaywithbev

Here on my blog, I’m wanted to provide the instructions to those of you who don’t have Facebook.

The card below is my version of a little barn

 

Here are the instructions.

  1. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock portrait style at 4-1/4 (so another word cut your 8-1/2 X 11 piece of cardstock in half portrait style).
  2. Fold your card in half and burnish the scoreline with your bone folder.
  3. Using a pencil, mark the center of the folded card at 2-1/8.
  4. Now mark each side of the cardstock at 2-1/8.
  5. Next,  using your trimmer you will score the cardstock from the side pencil marks to the center point pencil mark.
  6. Fold and burnish all score lines again.
  7. For the roof use a coordinating colored cardstock cut at 3X3.  Then cut it in half at an angle.  You will have two pieces exactly the same but you only need one for each house.  Embellish the roof as you wish.
  8. Using a circle hole punch add the hole for the birdhouse card.  Add a rectangle piece of cardstock to make the doors on the other houses.
  9. I used the soon to retire Hardwood stamp to give the houses the wood look.
  10. Each house was embellished differently to fit the theme of the house.  I have listed all of the product that I used in the product list below.

Here is one last house, it is a schoolhouse.  This idea came about because I had a request from teachers to hostess a craft night in my studio where they could make a thank you card.  This card will be given to their classroom assistants in appreciation of all the hard work that they do.

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Please comment and let me know what you think or if you have questions.

 

NOTE:  a few things will retire on June 2 or as supplies last.  The trimmer, the stamp set and thinlits, the hardwood background stamp, the circle punch, and the Big Shot.  So get them while you can.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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My Grandson’s Birthday

Hello friends and welcome to my little world of stamping.  Today I made a card for my grandson Mikie and I want to share it with you.  Mikie turns 21 on Saturday so I’m sending him this card and some cash.  They can always use another dollar in their pocket, right?

Mikie is a Ferrier.  He loves all things horses and ranches.  He is our family’s true cowboy.  Mike recently moved out and is living a ranch hands life.  He cares for boarding horses and also holds down his Ferrier job.  I’m proud of him he has been doing what he loves since graduating high school and loves every minute of it.

I actually purchase this stamp set with Mikie in mind.  It fits him to a tee.  I love the sentiments that come in this set.  The Happy Birthday is in the set as well as the sentiment that I used on the inside of Mike’s card.

This sentiment is Mike all the way.  He loves riding the hills of Paso with the wind at his back and the sun on his face.  And of course, he knows we will always be by his side.  Could this card be any more perfect for him?

I actually posted the focal point of this card on FaceBook today and my daughter knew immediately that this card was for her son.

Here is the focal point close up for you…

Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso are the colors of choice today.  I also used some copper stickers around the top of the heart.  This card is very attractive and as close as I can get to making masculine cards, LOL!

Thank you for visiting, please tell me what you think.

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee Product List

Let’s Make A Wreath

Hello!!!  If you don’t know this already you know it now, I LOVE WREATHS.

How about you?  If you do, I want to show you how easy wreaths are too make.  Here is what you need to do to make this wreath.

  1.  On a layer size piece of cardstock (4 X 5-1/4) place a 2-inch circle post-it note mask in the area you want your wreath to be.

2.  Next stamp a leaf ( I used a double leaf from the stamp set Healing Hugs) around the circle.  I always stamp at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock then 3 and 9.

3.  After those spaces are stamped fill in the voids and you will have a well-balanced wreath.

4.   Pull off the mask to reveal your completed wreath.

5.  Place the appropriate size circle framelit in the ceter of your wreath and cut it out using your Big Shot.

 

6. Place cardstock piece into the subtle folder and run it through the Big Shot.  I think the look that this folder creates gives our cards an amazing, subtle yet striking look.  It almost makes the cardstock look like material.  Folders are just what you need to transform a flat plain card into a beautiful textured card.

7.  Now sponge the inside of the cut-out circle using a dauber and the same color ink as your leaves.

8.  Next, I took advantage of the cut out that I created in the center of my wreath by placing a piece of tufted cardstock behind it. I attached these two piece together with dimensionals.   The criss-cross pattern of the tufted folder is so classic and pretty.  The tufted pattern can be embellished with small pearls, each diamond impression has the perfect place for a small pearl to rest.

 

 

I have A close-up picture.  Hopefully you can see all the textures the folders created.

The wreath took up most of the space on my card, but I needed something for the bottom quarter.  After trying a few different things I grabbed the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut, Specialty Paper.   I  cut a 4″ wide strip from one of the patterns and attached it to my card.  Then I covered the top portion of the DSP paper with the 1/2″ lace trim.  I popped up my layer piece with more dimensionals and then layered it onto a Very Vanilla card base.

The only other color on this card is the Granny Apple Ink for the leaves and the Basic Gray ink on the sentiment.  The designer series paper is vanilla on one side and white on the other side, so you can make this card in white or vanilla.

I hope this tutorial was helpful.

Now go enjoy your day and remember…

Live loved~ Beverlee

 

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Pretty Tissue Flowers

Good afternoon friends.  Today I’m sharing with you how I made these fluffy airy flowers.   I just love dimension on a card, so flat flowers were not an option today.  While the flowers stamped directly onto the cardstock looked pretty, I wanted to see what they would look like layered up a bit.

I could have stamped the flowers again on more cardstock and fussy cut them out, but they wouldn’t be light and airy.  So I stamped them onto some tissue. Brilliant RIGHT?  Instead of fussy cutting them out, I just tore them out carefully.  Tissue tears easily and you can control the tearing if you just tear slowly.

See how pretty the flowers are…. I just love them.  I used our returning color Poppy Parade to stamp the flowers.  I’m so happy that this color is back.  It’s bright and fun.  It is not red and not pink not orange it is somewhere in-between.  I also used pear pizazz on this card, it is such a pretty green.  Pizzazz and Poppy are a match made in SU heaven.

The shimmer that you see on the flowers is clear Wink of Stella.  I used a juicy pen and squeezed a good amount out to get this look.  Each layer of this tissue flower is set on a dimensional.  There are three layers of each flower.  When you tear the tissue leave bits of white showing.  The white showing makes the flower more realistic and ruffly.

I’m so beyond thrilled with this stamp set ” Abstract Impressions” and the Thinlits “Stitched Labels”.  I used one of the labels in the set to make the thank you tag.   I also added the stitched area that you see in the middle of the card using one of the pieces.  This piece doesn’t cut anything completely out.  It just puts a stitched pattern wherever you want to add interest. If you like to add texture to your cards this thinlit will do the trick.

The last thing I did was dip the brush tip of an aqua-painter into a bit of Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then I squeezed the painter to release water and get the tip really wet.  Once the tip was ready I flicked color splatters all over the card.

Thanks for stopping by, come again and remember to LIVE LOVED.

Beverlee

 

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Price Increases

Hello friends,  In the upcoming catalog ( available on June 1 ) there will be a price increase on the following items.  You may want to get them now and save.
50¢ Price Increase:

 Colored Cardstock

Metallic Thread

Linen Thread

VersaMark Ink Pad

Medium Envelopes

Clear Envelopes

3×3 Envelopes

Cello Bags

Acetate Card Boxes

75¢ Price Increase:

 Grid Paper

Thick Cardstock

12 x 12 Cardstock

Glossy Cardstock

White Cardstock

Vanilla Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock

$1.00 Price Increase:

Ink Pads

VersaMark Ink Refill

Shimmery White Cardstock

Wood Textures Designer Paper

Live Loved My Friends – Beverlee

Bits and Pieces

Hi there!  As you know I’m working on a special order for a friend.  For that order, I cut out 10 of these crosses.  When I was taking the little pieces out of them I collected them on a plate to avoid a mess.   As a pile of the little pieces built up, they reminded me of a pretty flower blossom.   I know, I know, call me crazy.

 

With this idea fresh in my mind out to my studio, I went.  I cut out a decorative stem with leaves.  I cut out a base for my focal point and then I put it all together.  Next, I added a dollop of hot glue to the area that I wanted my blooms to be.  While the glue was still hot I sprinkled on my bits and pieces to form the flowers.  I let it set a minute added a little more glue and sprinkled on more bits.

I think this is a great way to use up all those bits and pieces.  What do you think?

Now, let’s look at the background of this card.  In person, it almost looks like velvet.  I absolutely adore this new color Gorgeous Grape.  Lemon Lime Twist looks so good with the grape color, it’s so bright and cheery.

From now on when I take little pieces out of a thinlit I will save them in my empty embossing powder jars.  This card was so easy to make I think I will be duplicating it often.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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