One Sheet Wonder Clean and Simple

Happy Monday Everyone ~ ready for my One Sheet Wonder Clean and Simple card which is number 5 in the series so far?

I had a great weekend!  I got the girls new coats, hats, and gloves.  I also got lots of leggings and tops for them as well as a couple pairs of pajamas.  Other than a few little things for them, my Christmas shopping for them is done!  I did pick up a few things for me.  I got some nice sweaters as I do not have any and a couple of warm shirts to wear with it gets cold.  Now all I need to do is get the girls straight and my Christmas shopping is done!  I love having this out of the way so I can enjoy the holidays.  We listened to Christmas music in the car also.  Really puts you in the mood.  Today I will be busy getting ready for my trip to OnStage tomorrow.  I have to do all my blog posts, write my 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorials, take pictures for my blog, and type up the recipe for my swaps.  Somewhere in there I need to go to the post office to mail out a few packages.  I have a feeling it is going to be a long busy day!

Today I am continuing with my One Sheet Wonder series.  Today I have card number 5.  This one began with the little 1 1/4″ x 2″ scrap of paper.  Using the Triple Banner punch you want to flag the end.  You only want to cut off about 1/2″ so you will not stick it all the way in.  I used a post it note to hold the paper in the punch.  If you are not comfortable with this, just use your scissors and flag the end.  I then cut a piece of retired Real Red glimmer paper 1 5/8″ x 3″ and flag the end of this one also using the punch.  Attach the designer series paper flagged piece to the Real Red glimmer paper using glue dots.  I attached this element to the upper left hand corner of the Very Vanilla card base.  Take a scrap of Very Vanilla and the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Timeless Tidings and using a Real Red marker ink up just one word on the sentiment.  I did the “Christmas” word first.  Stamp this onto your Very Vanilla scrap.  Clean your stamp really well and ink up the other word.  Stamp it centered over (or under depending on which word you inked up first) the word you have already stamped to create you sentiment.  Cut down the sentiment layer and cut a piece of retired Real Red glimmer paper a little larger than the sentiment layer.  Layer the 2 pieces of paper to form your sentiment element.  The Pretty Pines thinlits were used to cut out 5 of the sprigs.  These were added to the back of the sentiment element using glue dots.  The sentiment layer was then added to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is my completed One Sheet Wonder Clean and Simple creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am going to be checking off my to do list as quickly as I can today so I can be ready to leave tomorrow.  Have a Marvelous Monday and let me know what you think of my One Sheet Wonder Clean and Simple creation.

 

 

Stampin’ Up All Is Bright for Global Stampers Challenge

Hello stampers ~ I am loving the All Is Bright dsp and I have another idea with my Stampin’ Up All Is Bright for Global Stampers Challenge.

Well today we are coming home.  I will probably not see some of these ladies for several months.  We usually do another shopping trip in May but sometimes life gets in the way for all of us.  We have had a great time and I got some cute clothes for the girls.  Now all I have to do is find a few little things and the girls are finished!  Love getting my Christmas shopping done early!  Have you started your yet?

Today is the Global Stampers blog hop.  This month our theme is Christmas.  You should have arrived here from Fiona’s blog ~ Oakfield Crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month with a Christmas theme I just had to play with the All Is Bright and Timeless Tidings stamp set again.  With all the ideas I have shared you should be in love with these 2 products and order them right now!  I began with the sketch challenge at Fab Friday .

 

 

 

I just loved this sketch and had to play with it.  Here is the video showing how I created my Stampin’ Up All Is Bright for Global Stampers Challenge.

 

 

 

So you can see all the details, here is the photo of the creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be a busy bee when I get home today as I have to make a few cards and take photos then start working on my blog posts for this week since I will be out of town.  I will be sharing my Pillow Gifts with you also so make sure you check back to see those.  Have a Sensational Sunday and could you use my Stampin’ Up All Is Bright for Global Stampers Challenge layout for another idea?

 

 

One Sheet Wonder Warmth of Christmas

It’s the weekend ladies ~ are you ready for my One Sheet Wonder Warmth of Christmas idea for today?

Well it is day 2 of our shopping.  I will make sure I get whatever I could not find yesterday.  I was working like a crazy woman before I left.  When I get home on Sunday I only have Monday before I leave again to go to Orlando for OnStage.  That meant I had to get all my pillow gifts completed before I left on Thursday.  I am happy to say that at 5:30 on Thursday evening I finished up my pillow gifts.  I just knew I would be working on them into the night on Thursday.  I was so glad I finished them.  That meant I could work on next weeks 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorial.  I need to get that done and posted before I leave on Monday so you get the tutorial on Saturday.  I have been a busy girl!

Today I am continuing with my One Sheet Wonder idea.  This is card 4.  For this one you will need the 2 triangles made when you cut one of the rectangles in half.  Using a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock we are going to make a layer.  Cut the at 3 1/4″ x 4″ then use your paper trimmer to cut the rectangle in half diagonally.  Mount the All Is Bright dsp triangles onto the Cherry Cobbler triangles.  Add your triangles to a Very Vanilla card base.  Depending on how your cut your rectangle in half diagonally you may have your triangles on opposite sides of mine.  Does not matter which side they are on.  Now take a piece of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green card stock and you will be cutting out a frame ~ I used the squares that will give you a 2″ and 2 1/2″ square ~ but base the squares you use on the size of square you need to cut out for your sentiment to fit inside.  You will place the larger square down on your paper and then position the smaller square inside to form an even border all the way around.  Use some painters tape to hold the 2 squares together so they do not slip.  Cut out the one frame then use the same procedure to cut out the other frame.  Now we are ready to make the sentiment element.  Take one frame (green for me) and set it down on your table.  Take the other frame (red for me) and turn it diagonally and insert the top point from the underneath of the green frame overtop the top line of the green frame.  See photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now take the bottom point of the red frame and pull it overtop the green frame.  This takes some work but take your time so you do not rip your frames.  If you have done this correctly you till have 2 points (top and bottom) on the outside the green frame and 2 points (one on each side) underneath the green frame.  See photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play with the 2 frames to make them even on all sides.  See photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamp your sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.  Use the smaller square from above to cut our your sentiment.  Flip your frame over to the back and add glue to the parts in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take your sentiment square and lay it inside the regular square (mine is the green one).  The glue now holds the sentiment square in place.  See photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have done it correctly, when you flip it over yours should look like the one in the photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To add your sentiment element to your card we are going to use dimensionals.  Flip your square frame over and add either a half a dimensional or a mini dimensional in the areas shown in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also need to support the red frame.  Add a half dimensional or mini dimensional to the red frame like the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can now add your sentiment element to the center of your card.  You have now completed your One Sheet Wonder Warmth of Christmas card 4.  Here is what yours should look like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Make sure you share you cards with me when you try one of these ideas.  I would love to see them even if they are not Christmas cards.  Julia shared one she had done that was a a birthday and she used the layout from card 1.  It was beautiful!  Have a Super Saturday and who is going to try the One Sheet Wonder Warmth of Christmas card 4?

Clean and Simple Timeless Tidings

Happy Friday Everyone ~ wait until you see my Clean and Simple Timeless Tidings Christmas idea.

Today is the first day of our shopping.  I will be spending time in the children’s stores picking up Christmas gifts for the girls.  Jess has given me a list of what they need for clothes for the winter so I am on a mission.  I also need to look for some lightweight sweaters as everything I have is heavy and I don’t need them right now.  I don’t have anything to use in the interim.  Hopefully I will be able to find something.  If we finish early, we will go back to the condo and Barb has brought some games so we will play them until everyone is ready for dinner.  We usually do Italian one night and Mexican the other night.  We will have another night so not sure what we will do for that.

Today is my Fast & Fabulous video series.  These videos are modeled after the tasty videos you see on Facebook.  These videos show you how to make a recipe in less than 1 minute.  While I don’t think I can do a card for you in less than 1 minute I do think I can show you how to make a card in a couple of minutes.  Here is my Clean and Simple Timeless Tidings creation for today.

 

 

 

Now so you can see all the details of the card, here is the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

One Sheet Wonder Merry Christmas

Hello Stampers ~ are you ready for card 3 with my One Sheet Wonder Merry Christmas creation today?

Well today I am headed to Williamsburg with 2 of my friends.  We are meeting up with 3 other friends there.  This is our girls weekend shopping trip.  We will be hitting the outlets for the next 2 days and shopping for whatever we need.  I will be looking for Christmas presents for the girls.  They have several kids stores and I will pick up some things that Jess told me they need.  I need to look for a few things for myself also but they are not a priority.  I could use some light weight sweaters so we will see what they have.

Card 3 from the One Sheet Wonder is my share for today.  This one uses the other 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of designer series paper.  I mounted it onto a piece of 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler.  This panel was then attached to a Crumb Cake card base.  I used the cute tree from Timeless Tidings and stamped it onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Garden Green.  I took the Wink of Stella pen and colored over the tree  smearing the ink some.  I fussy cut this very simply and added it to the lower right hand corner of the designer series panel using dimensionals.  Gold foil paper and the retired star border punch was used to create the star for the top of the tree.  It was added using multipurpose liquid glue.  The sentiment was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink and mounted onto a piece of Garden Green card stock.  This was then added to the upper portion of the designer series  paper.  My card was complete.  Here is the One Sheet Wonder Merry Christmas creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation