Global Design Team

Valentine’s 3D Candy Box

Today I am sharing a 3D Valentine’s box for this week’s Global Design Team Challenge.  I made this box from a pattern that one of my team members on the Stamping New England Team, Margaret Galvez created.  She is a very creative and talented person and a great asset to my team! 










So the details on this project. The box is made from a 4 1/4″ x 9 1/4″  piece of Real Red Cardstock.  Score the piece at 3, 3 1/2″ , 6 1/2″, 7″.  Score the two long sides at 1/4″ x 5/8″.  Fold along the score lines and then cut out tabs along the top and bottom flaps. 

The two flaps are decorated with pieces of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog!   The tricky part with this box is the arrow on the top.  Margaret used the Heart framelit from the Love Notes Framelits die which has two sides that fold up.  She cut an arrow on the top  of the box and fed the sides of the heart thru the arrow to make a closoure.  When you fold the sides of the heart down, it makes a heart on top of the box.  I used Red Foil to cut the heart for the closure.




This box holds 6 of the Hershey nuggets.  You can wrap the nuggets in 1″ x 3″ pieces of Sending Love Designer paper – perfect for using up the scraps!

I love this cute little box!

Perfect for a small Valentine’s gift for a friend or teacher!
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How to make a Masculine Card

Today I am going to show you how I took a Valentine’s card that I made a couple of days ago and transformed that card into a Masculine card.  One of my customers asked me “How to make a Masculine card” using the Stampin’ Up! Warmth and Cheer Designer paper from the Holiday catalog.  She specifically wanted to use this paper for a Masculine Valentine’s card. This paper has a very masculine look with plaids that look like flannel shirts or masculine sweaters.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut the long way at 4 1/4″ x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a layer of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  The third layer is a piece of Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

The band on this card is a crumb cake version of the same pattern of Warmth and Cheer DSP cut to 1 1/2″  x 5 1/4″.  I like the modern images of this DSP and I especially love the fact that Stampin’ Up! Designer papers always coordinate with Stampin’ up! cardstocks.  There are several shades of red and each Designer paper has the colors listed so It makes it so easy to match colors when crafting.  You always know that the colors listed on the DSP will coordinate with the rest of your project!

I stamped the sentiment “Love – Note” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut the end to look like a tail. and added a few of the enamel shapes to the end of the tail.

Next I stamped the String of hearts with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out the strings of hearts using the matching thinlit dies! 

Last I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to the inside of the card.  I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” with a string of hearts along the bottom.  A quick and simple card! 

So the lesson here is if you see a card that you really like but need to change the tone of the card, just change the Designer Series paper!  Stampin’ UP! products make that easy.  All the Designer papers are labeled with all the colors included in each paper pattern.  

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Valentine’s Card for Global Design Project

Today I have a Valentine’s card that I made for this week’s Global Design Project. This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Sending Love Designer paper stack and the Sealed with Love Stamp set and coordinating thinlits from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.

This is a quick and simple card made from the following sketch.  It only requires a couple of ingredients:  Real Red Ink, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and the Sending Love DSP and coordinating Sealed with Stamp set  from the Occasions catalog.















So the details on this card:

The card base is Real Red cardstock cut the long way at 4 1/4″ x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a layer of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  The third layer is a piece of Sending Love Designer Series Paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

The band on this card is a second pattern of the Sending Love DSP cut to 1 1/2″  x 5 1/4″.  I like the modern images of this DSP and I especially love the fact that Stampin’ Up! Designer papers always coordinate with the cardstocks.  It makes it so easy to craft.  You always know that the colors listed on the DSP will coordinate with the rest of your project!

I stamped the sentiment “Love – Note” with Real Red ink on a 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the end to look like a tail. and added a few rhinestone jewels to the end of the tail.

Next I stamped the String of hearts with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out the strings of hearts using the matching thinlit dies! 

Last I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to the inside of the card.  I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” with a string of hearts along the bottom.  A quick and simple card! 

Stay tuned – next I have taken this card and made a masculine version!


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Dragonfly Dreams CASE

If you have been following the crafting world, you may have heard the word CASE.  So what is a CASE?   CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything. A great compliment to fellow card designers since that means that someone really likes your card or project.  So I am going to show you how I CASED a card that one of my friend’s made this weekend at a stamping event.

Well today my card is inspired by two things – a card that my fellow Stamping Up!  BFF Angela made this weekend using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set and second, this week’s color challenge from the Global Design Team!









And here is Angela’s card.

So I used the technique and layout that Angela used on her card and changed the colors for this week’s GDP.  Here are the Details for my card:

The card base is Whisper White cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Then the 3rd layer is a second piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″. 

On the top layer of Whisper White, I stamped the polka dot background stamp from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Silver ink and embossed it with Silver embossing powder.  Next I used the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly framelits and cut the large dragonfly from the center of the card.  I inserted a Dragonfly that I cut with the same framelit with Silver Foil cardstock.  NOTE:  I used glue dots on the center of the body so the wings are loose and you can bend them to give the card a little dimension.  Next I cut a detailed dragonfly from a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper which I layered over the Silver Foil Dragonfly.

Then I cut a string of the little dragonflies from a scrap of a Delightful Dijon cardstock.  I cut apart a string of two dragonflies and a single dragonfly.  I colored the dragonflies with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add a little glitter to the dragonflies.  Then – don’t forget to stamp your sentiment to the card.  I used Delightful Dijon ink to stamp the sentiment.

And of course, I used a bling with Rhinestone jewels on the bodies of the dragonflies.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

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Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a Christmas Card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Hang Your Stocking from the new Holiday catalog!  hang your stocking cardI have to say that I love this catalog and so many of the sets within it that I had a really hard time deciding what to buy this fall! 

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Global Design Team challenge which is a case the designer.   I choose to use the same layout that Teneale used.
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Here are the details for this card:

Cardstock base:  Real Red CS cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
The next layer is Crumb Cake cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I choose Crumb Cake to go with the pattern on the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper that I choose.  I used a 2″ x 3 7/8″ piece of the plaid pattern with a 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Whisper white CS embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  NOTE:  This folder is very thick to give a detailed impression.  So you need to adjust your platform accordingly.  I found that I only needed one plate with this embossing folder.

These two pieces were layered onto the Crumb Cake layer and I added a piece of Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape to cover the seams between the two layers. 

Onto the Stamping:  The Stockings are stamped with Garden Green ink and Real Red ink and then cut out using the coordinating thinlits.  “Merry Christmas” is also stamped with Garden Green ink and custockings-left-wt using the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered onto a scrap of Garden Green cardstock also cut using the Oval framelits.  The stockings were layered and attached with glue dots.  The “Merry Chistmas” is attached with stampin’ dimensionals.  Last but not least is a piece of Whisper White Thick Basker’s Twine.

Here is the card with the reverse layout and the supplies to make this card.

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Garden in Bloom Card

Today I am sharing a handmade card made with the Garden in Bloom stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  This card was inspired bloom-w2by the color challenge from the Global Design Team for this week.  What a pretty color combination!
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So the details on this card:
Cardstock:
1.  The card base is Flirty Flamingo cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.
2.  The next layer is Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″
3.  And last is a piece of Fruit Stand Designer paper cut to
3 3/4″ x 3″.  I cut this piece at an angle.

Time to Stamp:
1.  I stamped the flowers with Black Momento ink on the piece of Whisper white towards the middle/top of the card since I am going to add the Designer paper to the card.
2.  I stamped the large flower from the Garden in Bloom set with two leaves and the small flower that are partially covered by the Fruit Stand designer paper on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.   I also stamped a butterfly.  Next cut all of these out of the Whisper White cardstock. bloom-cu
3.  Now for the fun part – Coloring – I used a Blender Pen and my Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz ink pads to color the flowers and leaves.  

Tip for coloring with Blender Pens: 
Before you open your ink pad press down on the lid which will make a puddle of ink on the lid.  You can use the puddle of ink to pick up the color that you are coloring!  When you are finished with  a color and ready to move onto the next color just scribble onto some scrap paper until the blender pen runs clear.  The Blender Pen tips will get stained with color but as long as it runs clear you are ready to start with another color.
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4.  Attach the Fruit Stand Deisgner paper to the front of the card.  I added a piece of ribbon over the seam of the DSP and White cardstock.  Then attach the flowers that you have cut out with dimensionals.
5.  Next I colored just the word “Friends” from the sentiment with a black marker and stamped that on top of the card. 
6.  And of course you can’t forget the bling!!  I used Rhinestone Jewels on the center of the flowers.  And then I colored each of the flowers and the butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  I just love the way that pen adds sparkle to a card.  Pictures just don’t do these colored items justice!
7.  Last I added the triangle that I cut from the Designer paper to the top of the inside of the card.  I colored the rest of the sentiment using my black marker and stamped this on the inside of the card.

I have to say that I really like the Fruit Stand Designer paper even though I didn’t purchase the Fresh Fruit stamp set…  I wish I could buy all the sets that I really like – but then where would I store them??


Here are the supplies that I used for this project:

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All Occasion Card

black & pink-wToday I am sharing a handmade All Occasion card that I made using the new Stampin’ Up! Desinger paper Pop of Pink for this week’s Global Design Project challenge.  I love the combination of a bright color with black.  In this case the Pop of Pink Designer paper combines Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Gold in the papers.

So here are the details of this card.
The Card Base is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5 1/2″.  Next is the black layer with a piece of Basic Black card stock cut to 5 1/8″ x   3 7/8″ with a piece of the Black Herringbone designer paper cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.  Next is a layer of Melon Mambo card stock cut to 2 3/4″ x 4″ and a piece of Melon Mambo designer paper cut to 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.

I love the new detailed thinlits that Stampin’ Up! is offering with this new catalog.  I used the floral images from the Flourish Thinlits to create a delicate cut out flower.

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Last I added a message using the Black Glimmer paper from last year’s Holiday catalog which  I happen to have laying around.

Here are the supplies that were used to create this card:

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You’ve Got This Card

Today I am sharing a caryouve got this-wd made with the Stampin’ Up! stamp set You’ve Got this that was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project team.  This week’s challenge is a color challenge using the new Stampin’ up! In-color Sweet Sugarplum, with Whisper White and Night of Navy.  What a great combination of colors!

So the details on this card.  The card base is Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to make the card base.  Next a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ layer of Rich Razzleberry which complements Sweet Sugarplum very nicely!.  Then I used a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.

Next is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.  I stamped the flower from the You’ve Got This stamp set using Night of Navy ink and embossing the flower with Clear Embossing Powder. 

COLORING NOTE:  I love coloring these images with an aqua painter filled with water.  I make a little puddle of ink in the top of the ink pad by squeezing the ink pad before opening it.  You can also use a couple of drops of re-inker in the top of the ink pad.   I have found that when coloring in an outline image like this one, I like to emyouve got this cuboss the image which allows me to use a little more water with the ink to soften and shade the flower.  I used Pear Pizazz ink to color the stem and leaves of the flower.  The center of the flower is colored with Crushed Curry and highlighted with the Gold Wink of Stella pen.  The flower is layered onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. 

I wrapped a piece of the white organza ribbon around the flower and added it to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the message “Celebrate You” from the Suite Sayings stamp set with Navy ink and punched the piece out with thyouve got this-insidee Decorative Label Punch.  I used a sponge to add a little ink to the edge of the sentiment and layered it onto a piece punched from Night of Navy with the Decorative Label punch.

Did I mention that this card is for my Darling Daughter Emily’s 21st Birthday which is Wednesday?  Here is a picture of the inside of the card.  The message is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

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Here are the supplies that are used to make this card.






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Falling Flowers Card

falling flowers-wToday I am sharing a Falling Flowers card that I made for the Global-Design-Project Challenge.  This card uses the Falling Flowers stamp set with the coordinating framelits May Flowers.  Make sure to order the bundle!

One of the things that I love about this bundle is the detail of the flowers – I am a sucker for floral stamp sets, but also the detail of the matching framelits.  The framelits not only match the images in the stamp set, but there are also several other flowers and a leaf with details in142329S the framelits.  And there is a beautiful background swirl!  Always great for making a background!

The details on this card:
Card base is Blushing Bride Cardstock with a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  The plaid paper on the side is from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  I stamped the decorative flourish from the stamp set with Blushing Bride ink on the Very Vanilla cardstock.

The leaves are stamped using Pear Pizazz ink on a scrap of Pear Pizazz cardstock and cut out with the May Flowers Framleits.

The Dahlia on the card is cut from Flirty Flamingo cardstock and attached to a piece of very vanilla cardstock.  I used an aqua painter and Flirty Flamingo ink to paint in the flower.  Then I cut around the image – the set doesn’t have a framelit for the outline of the dahlia image…  And to add a little zing to the card, I painted the flower with the Wink of Stella marker.

Last but not least I wrapped a piece of the Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine around the Designer paper.

I hope you have enjoyed this card!  Here are the supplies that you need to make this project.


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