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February 2014

A Quick Hi!

 This is going to be a quick blog post!  It is a beautiful bright sunny day, one of those days that makes you remember why you live here and put up with all the rain.  I'm itching to go out and enjoy the sunshine BUT  before I do  I promised myself I would get at least half of my taxes done.  I know that was a crazy promise to make!  Note to self, check the weather report next time I plan an indoor activty. So, I am really just stopping by to say "Hi", just like my card!


Product List


If you are interested in any of the products I used to create my card, just click on the image and it will take you to the item in my online store and you can get more information.  

Weekly Deal February 25-March 3

Here is the Weekly Deal for February 25 -March 3!

Weekly deals Feb 25-march3

If you look on the left hand side of the blog, you will see a list of categories.  Look way down and you will see one for Stamp Set Backyard Basics.  If you click on it, it will bring up all the posts I labelled with that name.  The samples show both the stamp set and the framelit.  The framelit is on the Weekly Deal for this week.  Here's one from the archives!

Backyard Basics in Calypso Coral 2


Since You Asked: More on Pocket Cards

Thought I would start another feature here on As the Ink Dries called "Since You Asked".  I get emails and comments asking how I made something and here's where I will try and answer your questions.   Today we have more on the Pocket Card  I shared here.

I am using another of the papers from the Sweet Sorbet DSP, which I think is just a gorgeous set of papers and highly recommend it as one of your Sale-A-Bration choices.  This is the card we will be making.

  Pocket card tutorial finished

Here are the supplies I will be using. 

1. Cut a 4" x 9" piece of DSP. Score at 4-1/4", 8-1/2".

Pocket tutorial DSP

2.  Turn the DSP so the pattern you want to be on the inside of the pocket is facing you.  Fold the 1/2" tab so it is facing you.  Run SNAIL adhesive along the tab.  Run SNAIL adhesive along the bottom edge of the pocket from the edge of the tab to the fold. Seal up the pocket.

Pocket tutorial pocket adhesive

3.   Cut a piece of coordinating DSP and Basic Black card stock 2" x 4-1/4".  Place the Adorning Accents Edgelit as shown in the picture below and run through the Big Shot.  I was able to cut both of them at the same time.   Hmmm, maybe it is time for some new cutting plates.

Pocket card edgelit

4.  Layer the cut pieces as shown below and attach it to the front of the pocket.  The top of the edge should not be higher than 4-3/4" .  You can change the height of this depending on how much you want the inner card to show.

Pocket tuorial pocket with edgelit
Don't worry I will hide this crooked edge  with some ribbon.

5. Stamp the flower in Crisp Cantaloupe ink  and stamp the sentiment in Black ink.  Punch out using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  Cut a circle using the Circles Collection Framelits out of a coordinating piece of DSP.  Cut out the doily in Basic Black card stock and layer.   Wrap the White Organza ribbon around the seam and attach the doily.

6.  Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 4-1/8" x 5" and a Whisper White piece 3-7/8" x 4-3/4.  Layer the white onto the Basic Black piece.  Punch out 3 flowers using coordinating DSP and attach it as shown below.  

Pocket tutorial card out

I hope this will help you make your own pocket cards.  They are fun to make and you can change up how they look by using different edgelits, DSP, punches, dies, you get the idea. Hope you get some time today to stamp.  If you need any supplies to make your own pocket cards you can shop on my online store.  I would be happy to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.


Fun Fold Friday Good as Gold Pocket Card

I love all the new kits that Stampin' Up! offers especially if they are FREE.  Yes, I am talking about the Good as Gold card kit available as a free gift during Sale-A-Bration.    In this kit you get everything you need to make 8 cards and all you have to have is adhesive.   I love the gold foil envelope liners,  the little banners in different languages makes me very happy, and don't get me started on the cute  card base with all the little dots even gold foil ones.  Yes, it is a fun little kit .

Today I am going to make a pocket card using the items in the Good as Gold card kit and the following:

  •     3-1/4" x 4-3/4" Bermuda Bay card stock
  •     3" x 4-1/2" Whisper White card stock
  • sentiment to match the banner ( I used A Dozen Thoughts on page 59 of the AC)
  • Black ink
  • Large Scallop Edgelit (I am on an Edgelit kick.  I thought I had lost all my Edgelits but recently found them in the back seat of my car.  I guess they wanted to go riding)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Ruler or Grid Paper (pg 177 130148 -I stamp on these placemats and they are so  handy to do a quick measurement)

FFF pocket card finished

Step 1.   Cut the Good as Gold card base so it measures 3-3/4" x 7".

Step 2.  Cut a 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strip from the gold foil envelope liner.  If you cut it from the bottom of the envelope liner you can still use the top to line your envelope.  Use the Large Scallop Edgelit to cut your gold foil.

Step 3.   Attach the gold scallop to the top front edge of the card base.  Now be careful, the highest part of your scallop cannot be more than  4-1/2".   This is  where the Grid paper really comes in handy.

Step 4. Now you are ready to glue.  Apply a thin line of glue along the side and bottom of the card to form a pocket.  Try and stay as close to the edge as possible.  If you glue too far in the card insert may need to be trimmed.

FFF pocket glue

Step 5. Now it is time to decorate.  I used 2 of the narrow banners to cover up the seam between the scallop and the card.

FFF pocket front

Step 5.  Wrap the twine around the card and tie a bow.  Attach your word banner of choice with Stampin' Dimensionals to the right side of the card covering the ends of the colored banners.  Attach one of the gold stars to the upper left hand side of the Whisper White card stock and stamp the sentiment.  Layer it on to the Bermuda Bay card stock.   This is the card insert for your pocket.

FFF pocket and card

Hope you enjoyed this Fun Fold Friday.  Remember the Good as Gold card kit is free as a gift during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  You can see the Sale-A-Bration brochure when you click the link that says "Promotion" right below the blog banner. If you would like your own copy and do not have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to send you one.

FFF pocket card finished

You're Lovely My Friend

I haven't made one of these pocket cards in quite a while and since I adore the Sweet Sorbet DSP  I thought it was time.

Youre lovely pocket card 

You're Lovely pocket card out

I used the Adorning Accents Edgelits to create the off centered edge on the pocket.  Once in a while its fun to be asymmetrical.  

Thanks for stopping by and yes, I think you're lovely.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold...It Could Be Silver

Did you enjoy the Go for the Gold Blog Hop?   I hope so.  There were a lot of ideas on ways to Go for the Gold!   Today I want to share some silver since SU also has some beautiful silvery products.

Amazing You Silver Vellum

 Supplies Used:

Amazing you side

Today is the start of some new Weekly Deals.

Feb 18 weekly dealsYes, there is even silver on this week's deal!    

Today there's also some new items being placed in the Clearance Rack.  You can go to my online store and check out the new additions to the Clearance Rack.


Stampers Dozen Blog Tour-Go for the Gold!

Blog hop banner

Isn't this exciting?  The first Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  You probably have arrived here after visiting BJ Peters and if not you, need to be sure to complete the entire tour and  see her beautiful project.  Are you ready for more gold?  

All is gold front

I used almost every gold item Stampin' Up! sells.  I know I missed a few but I certainly gave it a try.

All is golden close

All is gold side

Next stop on the Stampers Dozen blog hop is France Martin.  Enjoy the blog hop and come back and visit again soon!

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you have some fun plans to celebrate the day. 

Valentine gift card

Did you know that a gift card fits in a Sweetheart Treat bag?

Sweetheart treat bag close

It is a perfect fit!  

Treat bag open

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

Be sure to check back later tonight or for sure tomorrow, I have a little surprise for you.  Consider it a belated Valentines!

Field of Flowers

Field of spiral flowers

Made this field of flowers for a fun Demonstrator event.   Notice the grass around the field?  Yes, it was made with the Fringe Scissors located on page 31 of the Occasions Catalog.  

Field of flowers 2

I used the Spiral Flower Originals die in the Occasions Catalog.  It is a liitle hard to find and is located at the top left side of page 32.

Field of spiral flowers 3

This was a fun little project to make and it really went pretty quickly once I got the hang of it.   If you are wondering where I go that cute little Happy Stampin' from.  It is a demonstrator only stamp set.  Yes, another perk of being a demonstrator.   Sale-A-Bration is a particularly good time to check into the Stampin; Up! opportunity.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.