Posts Tagged ‘Top Note’
I’m in love with this little birdie! The Beautiful Season stamp set is a gorgeous line drawing set (see the full set online). I know the artwork can be a bit intimidating, especially at the thought of coloring in that bird and the branch. But the good news is that you don’t have to color if you don’t want to!
Here’s a sample of the set with the bird stamped in a single color — nothing but traditional Christmas colors here.
A special hint on this stamp set: there’s no extra holly branch included, but the branch with the chickadee is plenty big enough to add some extra decoration. On the inside of the card, I stamped the bottom of the holly branch along the edges of the Top Note shape. Looks like a totally different stamp – but (sshhhh!) it’s the same one as on the front!
Like the Designer Series Paper on this card? Good news — it’s the paper that’s in the bundle on special in October (learn more).
Stamps: Beautiful Season; Ink: Real Red; Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Gumball Green Striped Satin Ribbon, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Top Note, Big Shot,
I didn’t mention in my Registration Day post, but you may have seen my sneak peek last week. I always make something special for everyone from our group who goes to Convention, and extra little treats for my LovenStampfuls demonstrators who attend.
This year I made bag tags (did I mention that the Convention bags are fabulous this year?!) that we can all put on our bags to keep them from getting mixed up.
The tags are about 6 inches across, and created from the Designer Rosette Die (see it online). I’m in love with this die, in case you wanted to see more project ideas. The center of the die was created with My Digital Studio (learn about the free 30 day trial) and the World Traveler Photobook Template (see it online – 130066).
For my LovenStampfuls teammates, I made some extra little treats. I just realized that I never got a photo of the insides! I’ll have to get those for you, too. But until then, here’s the treat pouch that I made with the Scallop Square Die (115950 – see it online) and the Floral District Designer Series Fabric (126893 – see it online).
I’m in love with the whole Floral District Product Suite (see more online)! The tags are created with the Loving Thoughts stamp set (w 125843 or c 125845 – see it online). I love this set for simple gifts! (see more ideas on my blog)
And with my suitcase nearly empty without this huge box, I think I have room for a few souvenirs
Okay, it’s been 2 weeks since I promised you a Video Tutorial on this project, so I think it’s about time. Did you see the Top Note Tri-Fold Cards I’ve been posting? (see them here) This is the one I shared yesterday.
Today I’m posting the Video Tutorial for making the Top Note Die shaped flap that is used here as the front panel.
The trick is to use your Big Shot Cutting Plates so that they only put pressure on a portion of your die. You could really use this trick for any die…I’m thinking it would look really pretty with the Snowflake Die. Hmm… I think I better get stamping!
What do you think? Want to give it a try? Be sure to look at the samples I’ve posted using this technique (see them here).
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Okay, I have been WAITING to share this card with you for weeks! Back at the end of September I went on a Demonstrator Retreat for a weekend and spent time stamping and creating and having fun. Sound like something you’d enjoy? You can still join my demonstrator family with the current FREE Big Shot special!).
While at the Retreat, I played with my new Shaker Frames (see them online), and the Triple Treat Flower Stamp (see it online). Yesterday I shared a basic Shaker Card with you… today’s card is a bit more advanced! The supplies are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online). The glitter inside is the Champagne Glass Glitter (check out some other projects with this fab glitter).
The stamp is one of my favorites… I’m just telling you, in case you haven’t seen it just about every other day on my blog for the past 2 weeks.
The Triple Treat Flower stamp is also featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club this round, which runs November through January. If you haven’t checked out Stamps in the Mail Club, be sure to click for details. In short, this is a chance to have ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies delivered to your doorstep, complete with exclusive Video Tutorials and printed instructions.
For this card, the directions are similar to yesterday’s Shaker Card, but instead of using a single circle Shaker Frame, I used one for each petal. Here’s a quick how-to photo, since a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Check out the Shaker Frames in the background–you can see where I used a Hobby Knife to cut the small circle so it would fit the petal of the Fancy Flower Punch that is a perfect match for the Triple Treat Flower.
Just cut 5 partial frames, and stick them to your punched flower & Window Sheet (you’ll have to cut the window sheet by hand–it doesn’t punch).
Oh, and this is a Top Note flap card… I packed a lot into this one, didn’t I? Here are the directions I posted for those, although I have a Video Tutorial that should be ready to post soon. I promised! The stamp set used inside is Elements of Style (see it online).
Whew. Looking for more ideas? I’ve been infatuated with the Timeless Portrait Product Suite lately, so here are a few projects made with those supplies.
Try saying that title 5 times fast! This card features the Forever Young stamp set (see it online) and my new favorite Triple Treat Flower stamp (see it online). The colors are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (check out some other project ideas).
Coolest thing about this card? I’m loving the Triple Treat Flower! The stamp is designed to match several Stampin’ Up! punches, like the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the Fancy Flower Punch that I used here. The Basic Black layer is actually on top of the River Rock layer, with a hole punched in the center to make it like a frame. We won’t make this exact card, but this IS one of the techniques that you’ll get to try at home when you sign up for my Stamps in the Mail Club (learn more about the Club).
The card is actually a triple-fold, with a Top Note shape cut at one end. Did you see my project (check it out) with this fold from earlier this month? To cut the Top Note at one end of the card stock, just place your Big Shot Cutting Plates so that the only part of the die covered is the part you want to cut.
Let me know if you have questions about the Stamps in the Mail Club — sign-ups are going on now for the Round beginning in November! (sign up or learn more)
Last week I shared a notebook that I’d decorated using coordinating items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (see it online). Today I have a card that uses the same set of supplies, including the Forever Young stamp set (see it online).
The card actually has a flap cut with the Top Note Die, and is covered with the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and has a bow from the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric. Did you see my project from earlier this week with a Designer Fabric bow?
To create the Top Note flap on this card, just position the Cutting Plates so that they cover only the part of the die that you want to cut. Not making sense? Hang in there — I’ll have a Video Tutorial to share next week!
No, I’m not in Alaska again (that was in May for the Stampin’ Up! cruise) but this card was shown on the cruise by Pam Morgan, and I loved it so much that I had to make my own to show. Pam used the My Friend stamp set (see other samples) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (did you see my recent Video Tutorial?).
One of my favorite tricks was how Pam used the Top Note die for Big Shot and cut it in half to make the frame for the top and bottom of this card. That ‘split’ theme also stretched to the delicate scallop edge Pam added in Rich Razzleberry at the top and bottom.
She started with a strip of card stock cut with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (see it online) and trimmed it down the center to make two pieces. One piece decorates the top of the main panel and the 2nd piece is at the bottom. Great idea–thanks Pam!
Today I’m headed home from the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise. Don’t worry, I didn’t spend my vacation blogging I set up my posts ahead of time, so this was actually written well before I left for the trip with my family.
But raindrops seem appropriate, since we have rain predicted for pretty much every day of our trip. Not to worry again though–we’re prepared with our rain coats!
In any case, today’s card seemed appropriate to celebrate the rain in Alaska.
Today’s card uses the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch to create the little rain drops above the flowers. Be sure to check out some of my other Blossom Bouquet Tour projects.
This project is also one of the projects in the 2nd month of my Stamps in the Mail Club (click to learn more). This Club runs for 3 months (May, June & July) and you can still sign up for the 1st kit. Just use the link on my SITM page to fill out the form and sign up.
Finally, does earning a FREE CRUISE sound great to you? The good news is that each year as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator we have a chance to earn a free all-expenses Grand Vacation for 2. Last year was an 8 day cruise to the Southern Caribbean. This year is Alaska. Next year is Disneyworld. And the next year…? we’ll find out soon!
If you’re considering the opportunity to share what you love (stamping!), then this is a great time to join the Stampin’ Up! family. The Starter Kit with My Digital Studio is 30% off until May 31st, which makes the kit $122.50 instead of the normal $175. Even at $175 it’s a great deal–the kit has over $320 in Stampin’ Up! product. Plus there are great benefits — the cruise vacation is just one possible perk (check them out).
Talk to your demonstrator about signing up, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be happy to talk with you. The Starter Kit special ends on May 31st, so drop me an email or read more on my website or if you’re ready, you can sign up online right now!
Last week I received a little package in the mail from Stampin’ Up!. I’m sure you can imagine that I *always* love to get things in the mail from Stampin’ Up! This time was no different.
*This* time though, the photo came with a very simple stamped note card, and I LOVED it!
Isn’t that a fabulous idea? The shape is a Top Note cut with the Big Shot Die Cut Machine, and the scrolled frame stamped in Old Olive is from the Notably Ornate stamp set (see it online).
Just a simple extra that probably took 1 minute to create, but I love it. Even cooler, it matches the invitation from the Advisory Board breakfast. Now I’m going to have to buy this stamp set so I can make more!
Quick notes: The mushrooms are colored here with Stampin’ Write Markers, and the colors come directly from the Play Date Designer Series Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise. The DSPs in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are a GREAT source of color inspiration, whether you are using that particular paper on your project or not. (see the papers online)
Today’s Glitter Technique is an easy one, too. Glittered Sticky Strip!
- Place a piece of Sticky Strip Adhesive on your project.
- Remove the red backing paper and pour the glitter over the top.
- Press glitter into the Sticky Strip to get the best coverage, then tap off excess glitter.
This is a great technique for a spot where you don’t want to tie a ribbon, but need that extra ‘something’.