Here for You Friendship or Sympathy Card

This card is not my usual style, but I wanted an excuse to try the Ribbon Scrunching technique using Baja Breeze Seam Binding.

To scrunch the ribbon like this, you take one end of a length of ribbon and pull at it to loosen the fibers running the short way. Then, you grab one of the fibers that run lengthwise and pull. The ribbon will scrunch up as you pull, giving you a beautiful ruffle effect.

In my opinion, this ruffled ribbon has a very vintage-y look so I made a card using the vintage styled Friends 24-7 stamp set. I stamped the bird with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock, cutting it out with scissors. I also sprayed Shimmer Mist (Frost Shimmer paint mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle) onto the bird.

Behind the bird, I stamped the flourish image, also from Friends 24-7 in Baja Breeze ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I sprayed it with the Shimmer Mist also and Paper Pierced around the edges. That is matted onto a 3″ square of Soft Suede Textured card stock with stampin dimensionals.

The base is Very Vanilla, layered with Elegant Soiree DSP in this Soft Suede circular pattern. I attached the ribbon to the front of the card using Mini Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla. I also stamped the flourish type image in Baja Breeze ink in the background, then punched it out with 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I layered that onto Soft Suede punched with the Scallop Circle Punch. An Antique Brad was added to the scallop circle and it’s adhered to the base with stampin dimensionals.

Stampin Up Lattice Cards {Big Shot}

This idea was cased from Connie Collins. I love the look of the Bigz Lattice Die, I just wish it made a bigger piece! In order to make the lattice image span across the entire front of the card, I simply folded my Pear Pizzaz (In Color) card stock in half, placed it on the die, keeping the fold just slightly below the edge of the blades, and ran it through the Big Shot.

I used SNAIL to adhere the lattice design to the Early Espresso base, but you could also use Mini Glue Dots. I cut off the overhang of the lattice design with my paper cutter to give it a really clean look. That was layered onto a wider strip of Whisper White that I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the bottom.

The card base is Pear Pizzaz. The sentiment is from Perfect Punches, stamped in Poppy Parade ink and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. I layered it onto a scalloped Early Espresso circle, made with the Scallop Circle Punch. I added white dots with the Signo Gel Pen and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

This next card reminds me of being in Aruba or Hawaii–it’s very tropical without trying to be. The card base is Whisper White, with a top fold. I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to emboss the Tempting Turquoise card stock and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Next, I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake (Kraft) card stock with the Woodgrain Background stamp in Crumb Cake ink. That was then put through the Big Shot using the Lattice Bigz Die and attached to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

Underneath, on Chocolate Chip card stock, I stamped “happy” from Happy Everything in Versamark and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I layered that onto a wider strip of Whisper White and with the Paper Piercer, pierced holes along the top and bottom edge before attaching it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

This picture is terrible but it was late and I was in a rush to get this posted so here it is anyway. The card base is Whisper White and I stamped the sentiment from Heard from the Heart directly onto the base with Early Espresso ink.

Above that, the lattice image was made by running Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Lattice Bigz Die and then sponging it with a mixture of Baja Breeze Reinker and Frost Shimmer Paint. I layered it onto a square of Early Espresso and then a slightly larger square of Baja Breeze card stock. The ribbon is from Valet Originals (retired) but it’s Baja Breeze satin ribbon. All of that was attached to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Popcorn Basket/Movie Tickets Gift Holder

I started out making a card to put in a movie basket–a basket with popcorn, movie style candy, and tickets from the local movie theater. Thinking about movies, I came up with the Popcorn Basket idea. This is a variation on the Slide Out Gift Card Holder.

Popcorn Basket Card

  1. Cut Real Red card stock to 4 1/2″ x 12″ and score along the long edge at 4″ and 8 1/4″.
  2. Using the Scallop Edge Punch, punch along the top of the real red card stock.
  3. Apply Sticky Strip along the bottom of the center panel and fold the right side over the center panel. Then, put Sticky Strip on the left panel, along the bottom and the left edge. Fold over and stick.
  4. Cut 4 strips of Whisper White card stock to 1 1/4″ x 4″ and using SNAIL, adhere them to the front of the card, evenly spaced.
  5. For the insert, cut a piece of black card stock to 4″ x 5″ and round the top corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. Cut Whisper White card stock to 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and round the top corners again.
  6. Adhere the White to the Black card stock and using the Slit Punch, punch approximately 1″ from the bottom. This slit will hold the movie tickets.
  7. Stamp the ice cream scoop from Sweet Scoops all over the White card stock with So Saffron ink. Stamp directly on the card stock, then two more times before reinking. Keep stamping like this, in a random pattern.
  8. Stamp 4 scoops onto scrap Whisper White or Very Vanilla, stamping off each time (to get a lighter color). Trim each one out and attach them to the top of the insert piece using Stampin Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp a sentiment on the insert, if desired.
  10. Tie Black Satin Ribbon around the card and make a knot.
  11. Stamp “Just for You” from Oval All in Black and Red Marker on Whisper White. Punch out with 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and layer onto Black Scallop Circle Punch out.
  12. Using the larger hole of the Cropadile, make a hole at the top of the Scallop Circle and loop Silver Cord through, tying it around the Black Satin knot.

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