Graduation

SU Totally Trees with Stitched Shapes Framelits

November 25, 2016

I was playing around with the SU Totally Trees stamp set this weekend…LOVE IT!

So many fun things to do with a set with this many images…

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I also had the SU Stitched Shapes Framelits on my desk so I introduced them to each other, and this is what came out of it:

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I even invited two of the newer In Colors 2016-18- Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach to the party. I think they hit it off, don’t you think?

The sentiment is from SU Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. Don’t overlook this stamp set with its coordinating punch either! I really like the font used for the sentiments in this set and they fit in the Stitched Shapes Framelits, too…and the parts of the flowers kind of look like seashells and starfish to me.  Gotta love the stems, too. I need to make you a card soon to show it off, huh?

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SU Tin of Cards/Bountiful Border NoteCard File Box #1

July 23, 2015

Hello friends!

As you are reading this…I am at my first day of  the SU Convention!! And, Can You Case It # 79 understands how busy this week is…and I knew it would be so I saved this to show to you this week!

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I  recently had the awesome opportunity to demonstrate a project at our last Demonstrator Meeting up on the big screen- nervous but shows I may in the future get around to doing a video for you all! Thankfully, the crowd was so encouraging and Linda and Matt Heller did all the videography!

I made a Notecard File Box using the SU Tin of Cards and the SU Bountiful Border stamp sets. I did two different versions. The first one uses the File Tab Edgelits to make the dividers and the SU You’re So Sweet stamp set to adorn the front. The second one uses a floral punch, and DSP so it is a Tic-Tac-Toe at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #6.

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SU Tin of Cards, You're So Sweet BOX

This one uses the Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch to make the divider labels.

SU Tin of Cards Pansy BOX

SU Pansy Flower on File Box

As you can see, I chose a fresh, bright color palette of SU Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, and Cucumber Crush.

To make this simple little file box, follow these instructions:

Start with a 9 ½” x 9 ¾” piece of cardstock

On the 9 ¾” side, score at 4 ½” and 6 ½”

On the 9 ½” side, score at 2 in and 7 ½”

Cut in on 4 ½” and 6 ½” score lines up to the 2” score line on both sides. Trim off a little sliver piece from both sides of each flap to facilitate tight corners that fold in easily. Keep the box flush with a hard surface as you put it together.  I used Snail Adhesive to put the box together since it is not holding really heavy stuff. But, you can use tear and tape or FUSE adhesive to put the box together for extra hold.

I prefer the look of finished front corners so I wrapped the shorter front flaps over the taller back flaps. This also helps you see a line when you can cut the angles on the sides with your scissors from the front to the back. But if you do it with the taller flaps coming to the front, you will still be okay:) I talk from experience!

SU File Box side view

Decorate the front with DSP cut to 5 ¼” x 3”

Make a flower using the Pansy Punch and leaves using the Fun Flower Punch or
Use You’re So Sweet “Just For You” image.

The dividers in the upper photo are die cut with the File Tab Edgelits with the same width of 5 3/8″ but with staggering heights of 4″, 4 1/8″, 4 1/4″, and 4 3/8″. Alternate each divider from front to back with the two different file tab edglits.

The dividers in the the second box with the Pansy Flower are all cut to 4″ x 5 3/8″ and corner rounded on each side.

Wouldn’t you like to see the cards inside?

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SU Bravo with New Bohemian DSP and Boho Chic Embossing Folder

May 29, 2015

You saw that fun Bohemian Designer Series Paper on my Paper Share Post– You can see it HERE.  I wanted to showcase its rich, vibrant colors with this Congratulations card- perfect for the graduation parties coming up really soon!

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 I LOVE a paper with a ton of colors to play with- this one has Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon with Very Vanilla as its neutral base on some of the papers. The new Delightful Dijon color is making my sorrow of losing More Mustard a few years back a little less severe.

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My first step in making this card was using the NEW Boho Chic embossing folder on the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment with the SU Bravo stamp set.  My Stampin’ Write markers worked perfectly to do a little sprinkling of dots to jazz up the sentiment a bit. Since it was a photopolymer, I actually cut the stamp apart so I could use multiple colors without having to mask any words! I cut it cleanly without trimming so it would pop right back together again when I want it whole!

I cut the banner with the new Triple Banner punch that can cut up to 2″- I will be using that a lot for sure! Various stars were cut out with framelits from the Star set- big one, the Scentsational Season (retired)- smallest one, and another medium sized one, I can’t place right now.

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I  also used the SU Bravo stamp set for the inside sentiment. You can just stamp the words or add  a simple pocket holder for a gift card or money.

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 The  inside bottom was decorated with stamps from the New SU Bohemian Borders stamp set. I am very excited that Stampin’ Up designed and created a DSP, an embossing folder, and a stamp set that coordinate!

Getting excited…..We can order soon- JUNE 2!

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SU Your Perfect Day

March 31, 2015

Who says the SU Your Perfect Day stamp set is just for Wedding cards? I used this neat font to create a Graduation card for the special guy of my daughter’s college roomie. He will be graduating in May with his Nursing degree from my daughter’s and my alma mater Indiana University of PA. Of course, I used the school colors Crimson (ahem, retired Raspberry Ripple) and Gray for my colors.  I don’t think he follows my blog so I believe I am safe to post…

I used the sketch at Pals Paper Arts # 245.

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 I also “loosely” cased the sketch on the Can You Case It Card Challenge #63 site.

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I cased the star die cut and a simple sentiment. Ok, I might be pushing the sketch a bit …but I wanted to share how easy it would be to CASE this card with any school colors for a guy or gal. I just used a sticky note to mask off the little hearts at the end of the flourish on the “C” as well as the “TWO” that was beside the “TO YOU,” and I had a great all occasion Congrats! Here is a photo of the stamp image before I masked and stamped:

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SU On Your Perfect Day IUP congrats

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An Oldie but Goodie from 2001- SU Congratulations

It’s graduation season, and our family is headed to their first “out of the family” graduation celebration. But it is like family- our neighbor’s son is graduating high school and heading to college.

I pulled out an Oldie but Goodie (SU Congratulations 2001) to make a money holder for David. I have always loved this old set but the CONGRATULATIONS was large and hard to use on a card but wonderful for a long money holder! I have yet to let go of any stamp set I have purchased for the last 12 years, and this is one I will continue to use:)

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Congratulations to all of you on your loved ones’ graduations this year. Enjoy the celebrations and the yummy food…can’t wait to see what the Lewis Family has in store for us today!

Here are some measurements since a few have asked how I made this after I returned from the grad party which was awesome!

To make the outside red base holder:

Start with a 7″ x 7 1/4″ piece of CS. Score at 2″ and 5 1/4″ on the 7 1/4″ side. Place adhesive along the bottom 1/8″ of the CS and fold in the sides adhering them to form a pocket. I actually used the chubby oval from the Word Bubble Framelits to make the half oval on the top of the red base when I ran it through the Big Shot. Then I stamped the sentiment on white CS lager then the red base so I had room to play with it and lined it up with the cut out I made on the red card base. I laid the same oval framelit over the white CS and used a stick note to hold it in place where it matched up with my other cut out. I lifted it off carefully and ran the white CS through the Big Shot. You can trim off on the bottom if needed. Better to have excess if needed! I added some strips of leftover black CS to the sides of the white CS and trimmed along the inside of the curved half oval cut-out.

To make the inside black sliding money holder inside:

Cut a 7″ by 3″ piece of black CS. Cut a 3″ by 4″ piece and cut an angle on the top for the pocket to hold the cash or check. Adhere to the slider base about 1/8″ on the left side and the bottom. This forms a pocket that allows you to slide the gift into from the right side which was good since I had a few bills to put in it that did not get all bunched up- much easier when the right side is open. Adhere some sort of tab with an embellishment to pull it out.