Technique Time! Embossing Your Envelopes

VID00782Hi Everyone! I've got an AWESOME technique for you to try today…Embossed Envelopes Here's a How-To Video!



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Have a Cuppa Corner Pop-Up Card – #3 in Series

Have a Cuppa Corner Pop-up Card

Hi Everyone! This is the 3rd Pop-up card and I have my demo friend Dawn Griffith to thank for the inspiration! You can check out Dawn's Video HERE on how to make 🙂


Melon Mambo cardstock cut 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"
(3) Brights Collection Background Paper Stack cut 4" x 4"
Have a Cuppa Designer Paper cut at 4" x 4" Cut diagonally in half
3 strips of Have a Cuppa DP cut at 1" x 4"
1/2 of a Tea Doilie
Scraps of Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White

See Dawn's video for assemble of base. Die cut mug, tea bag and spoon image. Tie baker's twine thru embellishments. Layer front as shown.


Stamp sentiment (from March 2016 Paper Pumpkin!) and punch out with 1-3/4" circle punch. Layer with 2" Wisteria Wonder circle and 2-3/8" Crushed Curry Scallop Circle.


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Have a Cuppa Pop-Up Card #2 in Series

Have a Cuppa Pop-Up Card

Hi Everyone! This is card #2 in a card series that uses pop-ups and the Have a Cuppa product suite by Stampin' UP!  I so wanted to use the lemon paper from the Have a Cuppa Designer Paper Stack. It's so fresh and cheerful!

DSCN5954Here's the front of the card. I am LOVING putting these coordinating Have a Cuppa embellishments on the front of the card. Yes, it will make me add another stamp to the envelope when I mail them, but so well worth it!

TIP! I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the big stamped image on the front. It had some uneven stamping and the Wink of Stella helped blend it together!

Material Dimensions:
8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Melon Mamba card base


4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White
3-3/4" x 2-1/4" Bermuda Bay cardstock
3-1/2" x 2" Have a Cuppa Designer Paper
7/8" circle Crushed Curry cardstock
1" circle Wisteria Wonder cardstock


(2) 3" x 5-1/4" Have a Cuppa Designer Paper
4-1/4" x 2-1/4" Crushed Curry
4" x 2" Whisper White
Large Oval Whisper White cardstock
Scallop Oval Bermuda Bay cardstock

Pop-up base.

Melon Mambo Cardstock 1/2" x 4-1/2" scored at1", 2", 3". x4". How to assemble – fold all and attach ends to form a square.

See yesterday's post to view how to assemble the pop-up base.

General Instructions:

Front – Stamp sentiment on right hand side with Melon Mamba ink. Layer designer paper and cardstock and add to front. With Fast Fuse adhere teapot embellishment to layering scallop and circle pieces. Add to front.

Inside – add designer paper to top and bottom. Add pop-up element. Stamp lemon image on whisper white. Layer on crushed curry cardstock and add to inside. Die cut tea cup and tea bag. Add string to tea bag and tape to back of tea cup. Add to pop-up base. Stamp sentiment with Melon Mamba ink and punch out with large oval punch. Layer with scallop oval and add to inside of card.


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Tri-Fold Technique Balloon Celebration Card

Balloon Celebration Tri-foldHi Everyone! Balloon Celebration Bundle was used in this angled Tri-Fold Technique card. I found Patty Bennett's holiday version and had to make a birthday version! Such a fun, interactive card that folds out and stands on its own for display. It's one of my 3 cards that features a core group of items from the It's My Party Suite and Balloon Celebration Bundle.

What's awesome is that you can make 2 tri-folds out of 1 6" x 12" piece of card stock!


With pencil, mark 1" up from the 6" side on the left and mark 1" down from right. Take to your Stampin' Trimmer and line up the dots on the cutting track. (line below is just for a not draw a line.) NOTE! Score first THEN trim. See general instructions below.


Mark at 1" as noted above.  DSCN5870

Take to Stampin' Trimmer and line up the dots. Paper will be at an angle.


Close guide and cut!


DSCN5873Don't worry if your cutting is slightly off the mark. Very forgiving so don't stress my stampin' friends! And presto! You have 2 Tri-Fold elements!!

Paper Measurements

12×6 Whisper White Cardstock. Score at 4” & 8” along 12 side.
5-1/2 x 4-1/4 Melon Mambo
5-1/4 x 3 It’s My Party Designer Paper

General Instructions

  • (after scoring) Along the 6” side, measure as shown above.  With trimmer, align dots on trimmer (paper will be at angle) and trim dot to dot. TIP – you will get 2 halves! Pictured above.
  • Layer Designer Paper on top half of card base.
  • Stamp images on tri fold and add to card base, covering the DP.
  • Punch out balloons using card stock.
  • Emboss balloons and use sponge dauber to highlight. Add tails to balloons on the fold out areas.
  • Add enamel dots
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Tuesday Tip! Masking for a Moonlight Wintery Night Card


Hi Everyone!

Here's my Tuesday Tip on creating a moonlight effect on your cards. This video tutorial will take you start to finish! Watch the 1/2 half for the technique and continue watching to see the card come together including the inside of the card.


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WOW Technique – Stain Glass Windows with Crystal Effects and Stampin’ Glitter

DSCN5772Hi Everyone! OMGoodness! When I spied Dawn Griffith's stain glass windows, I instantly knew I had to share with my local stampers for a WOW card class. You can find Dawn's Video here on how to make.

These are truly GORGEOUS! My tip is to let the glittered stain glass image sit around 4 hours prior to cutting. Just to make sure. You don't want to gum up your scissors!

For my versions, I stamped background images and added Gold, Silver or Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to add a subtle, light catching sparkle. At class, we made 1 gold verson and 1 silver versions of the cards. Metallic is SO on trend this holiday season and the girls now have 6 special WOW cards to use. (But i have to say, it will be hard to part with mine…so pretty!)

DSCN5773I love, love this technique. And it's not limited to just Christmas. I'm already thinking wedding bells, Valentine's hearts, baby cards, etc!! And if you are looking for a truly elegant image, the Dove of Peace stamp is beautiful.


I used retired Real Red Stampin' Glitter for the poinsettia flower.

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