Stamp-A-Stack

It’s STAMP A STACK time……..

I have the easiest card EVER to share with you.  A fellow demonstrator Rachele Tessman shared this idea and I LOVE IT!

The card that Rachele shared was way different than the two designs I’m sharing right now but that is because that is what we demonstrators do.  We share then we tweak and embellish to show everyone how endless stamping ideas really are.

I’m going to show you TWO designs here today, but at class, there will be 5 designs.   The other three designs are a surprise.   At the class, you will make 10 cards total.  2 each of the 5 designs.   When you’re done you will have an awesome variety of cards to take home with you.

Here is the front of card number 1

Very cute and SIMPLE RIGHT?

 

Now, look at the card when you open up the flap

 

And then the inside.  I swear this card is addicting to make.  I’ve made 14 already I can’t stop.  They are so so easy.  This layout will most likely be my go-to layout for the rest of my stamping life, LOL!

 

Card number 2

Unfortunately, we always need sympathy cards.   Here is design number 2

So pretty and elegant right?  This layout is amazing, it can work for any and all occasions.  See how different the two designs are?

Open the flap

 

And the inside

At the class, everything will be ready for you to stamp and put together.  Yes, all the cutting and embossing and big shot embossing will be ready to go.  This class shouldn’t take you long at all even making 10 cards.  If you are in class longer than an hour and a half it’s because you are having so much fun that you don’t want to leave!!!!

I want you to make two of each design because I keep hearing you all say.  I don’t want to give my cards away.  So, if you have two of each you can send one and keep one.

Class info:

April 12th Thursday

Time:  2p.m

RSVP by the 5th

Bring your snips and adhesive.

REMEMBER IF THE TIME OR DATE DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU, LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN WORK SOMETHING ELSE OUT.

Cost: minimum $30.00 order that day

Invite your friends, this is a class that is so simple and rewarding. The only thing that is better than coming to class is coming with a friend.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Well almost.

I have yet another idea for you using the Sunshine and Rainbow Bundle.  One of the ideas that popped into my head was, what would the rainbow look like if I stamped an image onto it?  So I built a rainbow on a cardstock base so that I could secure all the arches together prior to securing it to the card. Then using Versa Mark Ink I stamped the image directly on the rainbow.

What do you think about stamping on the rainbow?  I think it’s pretty cool.

St. Patty’s day is a few days away so I made a card that expresses what I hope to do that day.  I’m going to celebrate even if I don’t have a bit of Irish in me. I will be celebrating my Irish friends, LOL!!!!

The four leaf clover was made using the number two rainbow arch for a stem and the Sweet and Sassy Framelits smallest heart for the clovers.   Two SALE~A~BRATION freebies were used on this card too.  I used the Amazing you stamp set for the sun and the Celebrate you Thinlit dies to create the basic black CELEBRATE.

Another thing I want to show you are the sizes of cardstock that you need for each rainbow arch.

Excuse my grid paper, it’s well loved!

 

This is how I number my thinlits and this is how I lay them all onto my Big Shot so that I can run them all through at one time.  

Keep the dimensions of the cardstock pieces clipped together in your stamp set.  The next time you need them they will be easy to find.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting with me.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Sunshine and Rainbows card #3

Happy Sunday!  Thank you for coming back to visit me today.

When I first saw this bundle the rainbow arches reminded me of flower stems.  For this card I laid a garden green arch upside down onto a Lots Of Labels cut out and started to create a focal point.

After laying the stem out I realized that the label needed some texture so I used the Woodgrain folder to emboss it.  Now, back to the stem.  Every stem needs a leaf or two.  The Leaf Punch happens to be the size that I needed.  WHOOHOO!  I punched out a leaf image and then cut two of the leaves off their original stem and placed them on my card.

To make the blossoms I used the largest rainbow arch framelit.   I cut out 5 Crushed Curry arches.  For the center bloom, I used a smaller framelit (two sizes down).  Using my bone folder I curled each arch as if it was curling ribbon (this breaks down the cardstocks fibers and makes it very pliable).  Then holding one end of the arch onto my paper piercing tool I rolled it up.  Using your pointer finger and your thumb you can just spin the arch onto your tool until it becomes a tight spiral.  Now slip the cardstock off of the piercing tool and let it naturally unwind.  To hold the spiral in place I added a dot of multipurpose glue to the end and let it get tacky.  Once the glue was tacky I secured it.

After the blooms were all made, I added multipurpose glue ( good amount of it) in the places I wanted to set each bloom and again I let it get tacky.  Then I laid each bloom into place starting with the center one.

I used the smallest stitched oval to enhance the sentiment and used the ribbon border punch to add a little more interest to the focal point.  Whisper White Bakers Twine was wrapped around the connection of cardstocks and a simple loop was added for balance.

Crumb Cake cardstock, the Woodgrain Folder, and my favorite neutral color Soft Suede Ink were used to create the layered piece.  Lastly, I layered everything onto a crumb cake card base.

I believe the blooms technique is called quilling.  However, you don’t need a quilling tool to do this.   The arches in the cardstock and the paper piercing tool work perfectly.

I hope you are enjoying your visits.  Feel free to let me know what you think.

Remember if you want these three cards sent to you, just click on one of the product list images below to go to my store.  Order this bundle and I will send them to you.  You are going to love it!

Have a BLESSED day and Live Loved my friends,

Beverlee

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Sunshine and Rainbow Series Card # 2

Welcome back!  Card number two is a card that is very close to my heart.  When I saw the rainbow pieces and started to turn them in different directions to see if anything popped out at me this symbol did.

Jesus is amazing so this sentiment is perfect for this card.  Another hidden symbol in this card is the wood background.  The wood background symbolizes the cross.   White and gold are clean and simple colors together.  I could have left it alone at this point but I wanted to add something that would bring down the glam just a notch.  So I added a small piece of burlap ribbon into the mix.

Do you see how I made the fish symbol?  I just put a dot of multipurpose glue on the end of the first piece, let it get tacky and then placed the second piece on top.  Next, I pulled the second piece down until the ends crossed.  To secure the tail I added another small dot of glue.

I wanted the fish to stand out of course so I mounted it on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and rounded the corners.  That piece was all mounted onto the wood embossed layer piece with dimensionals.  The dimensionals also hold the ribbon in place.

Now all you need to do is layer everything onto the card base.

This card is way out of the box for this set don’t you think?  I love it so much, I hope you do too.

Come back tomorrow, card #3 ready for you.  This one is out of the rainbow box too, I think you are going to like it.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Sunshine and Rainbows Series

Hi and welcome back!  I’m excited because I have a series of cards made with the Sunshine and Rainbow Bundle to share with you.  This series of cards are my original designs and they are all uniquely different than the other.  So here we go.

At first, I really didn’t know if I wanted this bundle but then I saw some really cute cards made with it and that changed my mind.  As a demonstrator I earn product.  Last week I chose this bundle as part of my hostess benefit.  My order arrived yesterday morning and I could not wait to get to work.

Coming up with designs can be time-consuming.  But with this bundle so many ideas just kept popping into my head.   As a result of mass card making you should see my desk.  It’s a huge mess.  In fact, I have two tables completely covered in product.  How did that huge mess happen?  Well, I would make one card then start another then another without putting anything away.  I think I was afraid that the creative juices would stop flowing so I just kept creating, LOL!

This first card is one that is very typical using this bundle.  This set is all about clouds and rainbows and everything sky.  While making this card I fell in love with the little cloud stamp.  There have been so many times when I needed a nice blue cloud and didn’t have one.  Well, now I do.

And the cloud thinlits they are awesome.  I’ve got some more ideas floating around in my head for those thinlits.  I can’t wait to get back out to my studio.

The rainbow was easy to make.  I know you might be thinking I don’t want all those pieces.  Let me tell you yes you do.  I made that rainbow very quickly here is how.  I took cardstock scraps of the colors I wanted and laid them all onto my bigshot platform.  Then I laid the thinlits on the cardstock pieces and ran them through at one time.  The cardstock pops right out of the thinlit.  You don’t need a paper piercer or the brush to get them out.  I then turned them all over and added dots of multipurpose glue on them. Once the glue was tacky I laid them down in order starting with the largest shape.  They fit like a glove it’s really cool.

Rainbows are all the rage right now with little girls.  I wish I would have had this set earlier I just attended a birthday party this past weekend where Trolls and Rainbows was the theme.

Come back tomorrow to see card #2.  Tomorrow’s card is completely different than today’s.  I always try to change up the images and make them into something other than their intended purpose.  So my next two cards have nothing to do with rainbows.  That’s right these rainbow pieces make so much more.  I can’t wait to share with you.

NOW HERE IS THE DEAL…. If you don’t already have a demonstrator and you decide that you want this bundle.  Order the bundle from me and I will send you all three of these cards in the mail.  YEP!! I sure will, then you can just copy away.

See ya tomorrow.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

 

 

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A Combination of Pattern and Product

Hi guys!!!!  For the past few weeks or so I’ve been using specific products.   Today I’m using a lot of those same products with different patterns.  I like the mix and I hope you do too.

On my February 27th blog post I shared a technique that highlighted the color Basic Gray and I’m using it here again.  I know that you have noticed that I’ve been using the heck out of the Basket Weave folder (I knew I would) and again, here it is.  Adding the same color ink as your cardstock to a folder before embossing it adds dimension and interest so I did that on this card. You will notice the little squares are darker and there are some highlights of color as a result.

I also use the Lots Of Layers framelits a lot.  On this card, I used the framelits to cut out the designer series paper.  I love the shape of these framelits and the large sizes that the pack has.

The blends have been a go-to color method for me since they were released.  This designer series paper lends itself to coloring.  Because the piece is a manageable size it only takes a few minutes to color it in.  I didn’t even have to highlight any of the images because the printed paper did that for me.

In this picture, you really can’t tell that I brushed Wink Of Stella over each flower and the leaves, but in person, there is a lot of shimmer.

All my customers know that I love double bows.  I almost always put a bow on my cards and when I do it is usually a double bow.  This gingham ribbon is something I have not used recently.  I love gingham and we have two colors.  We have gray and navy.  I love the gray because it’s so neutral.  I also love to combine the navy gingham with cherry cobbler accents.

The other thing that I have been doing lately is combining busy images together.  In my post Birthday Beauty, I used stripes and the basket weave. Then there was a lot of floral in the mix.  The card was mostly white so you may not have noticed all the pattern.  Here I’m using floral and basket weave and gingham.  I REALLY like it.  What style is that?  I don’t know, I guess I could call it Bev’s eclectic style.

When I taught my customers how to use Brusho I combined it with the Beautiful Day stamp set.  The sentiment on this card is from that stamp set.  This sentiment will be used a lot, I’m sure of that.

This little bunny is adorable.  I think he is my favorite one in the catalog.  I use him on baby cards, Easter cards or on a card that is one you want to send when you are just saying HI!  To enhance him I always stamp his tail twice.  I cut one out and mount it with a mini dimensional.  Wink of Stella makes his fluffy tail stand out even more.

I think that the dark black print of this DSP and the addition of Basic Gray ink to the basket weave just make this card pop.  The addition of so many colors on the flowers and the gingham ribbon along with the bunny suggest spring even though the base is dark.

My point here (thanks for hanging in with me) is that combining patterns and product is a great thing to do.  Place some cardstock on your desk, grab some DSP and ribbon.  Throw in a folder and ink, pick a few sets and run with it.

One last thing, doesn’t the bunny look like he is taking the time to smell flowers?

Thanks for visiting and thank you to all my new subscribers for joining in.  I always say ” The more the merrier”.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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