This past weekend I held a Stamp-a-Stack at my house where we created 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs. This is the third post sharing the cards this week.
I don’t know the original inspiration for this card since I saw it so long ago but I somewhat followed this card by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek and this one by Tami White. The slit is 1 1/2″ long at the halfway point.
Also, today is the last day to order any of the retiring products that haven’t sold out yet!
I’m not lacking examples using this card but I did want to show one last card…well two cards but neither really worked the way I wanted them to. I have issues with shaker cards, things always stick to the acetate no matter what I rub across it. Maybe if I actually use the Stampin’ Up! window sheets it would go better but I have this pile of acetate scraps that I’ve saved from who knows what that I keep using and the shaker items always start sticking. I thought the original layout was really cute, now if I just hadn’t put glitter in there. 🙂 The stars are from the retired Confetti Stars Border which is no longer available, the Confetti Hearts Border is currently on the clearance rack and would work as well.
The second layout I used a foam adhesive circle leftover from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and some shaker elements my kids gave me years ago that I haven’t used.
I like the bigger circle better but I was trying to fit into the adhesive circle I had already.
When I bought the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, this layout was one of the reasons. My daughter loves rainbows and has a big one on her bedroom wall so I knew I could use it to create a scrapbook layout of her room make over. The other scrapbook layout I was going to use the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle on I apparently did last year.
For the Rainbow title, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 2 3/4″ x 11″ and added 1/4″ pieces of each color except for Real Red and Elegant Eggplant, they were 1/2″ each. Then I used the Large Letters Framelits to cut the title. I think it’s my favorite embellishment on the page.
My daughter has been asking for a desk calendar for a very long time now and so I finally created one for her. The calendar itself is adapted from one Stampin’ Up! created for it’s demonstrators. I used PVA bookbinding glue to adhere it across the top and allow her to rip off the pages as the months go by. I used a little too much glue on the first try and the black edge of ink from my printer ran a little. (I learned how to do this from Damask Love.) For the Whisper White background, I again used my cloud stencil I talked about in this post.
This was my favorite card and I was going to demo it at Demos Galore but it was a little more complicated. That sun moves and spins. I used two of the rainbow arches to die cut that hole for the sun to move in.
I’ve tried to do a video and it’s rough but you can check it out here.
I believe I cut each of the Designer Series Paper pieces to 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. They are all on a piece of Whisper White as the backing. I attached the bottom piece of Designer Series Paper to the Whisper White before die cutting the cloud edge. I staggered each piece about 1/2″ above the piece below.
I also put Stampin’ Dimensionals under the bottom only of the Designer Series Paper piece.
I wanted to try something different on this card. I used the stencil I talked about in this post for the sky. The trees are stamped in Early Espresso and then I sprayed water on them so that the color broke down.
I saw this card when I was looking for rainbow ideas and I knew I had to recreate it. I just loved it. My rainbow isn’t quite as large but I made it work. Check out this post to see how I handle the rainbow. I used matte Mod Podge in a fine tip glue bottle to add the little stars.
This is another one inspired by the Occasions Catalog. Check out the original here.
For this card, I did second generation stamping where I stamped the Real Red arch on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on the Whisper White and die cutting it. I did the same for the rest of the arches. I wanted to create a softer rainbow but with the same colors. See this post for how to put the rainbow together. I never had an issue with this but if you are having issues matching up your stamp and your die, try putting the stamp inside the die before putting it on your block. I didn’t come up with this idea but I can’t remember where I saw it.