Mini Treat Bags Thinlits

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Chevron Border Punch

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! Thinlits is that they often have a lot of different shapes included with each set.  For example, The “for you” in this card was actually cut out with a Thinlit that is included in the Mini Treat Bags Thinlits Die set.  This set also has the word “enjoy” included with it as well as a banner, a die that looks like Washi Tape, a bow and a bunch of others.  So you can mix and match all the dies to make great projects.

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Chevron Border Punch

Just Sayin

Here is another card where I used the pieces from a punch of another card to make a design.  This time I used some pieces from the Chevron Border Punch.  I gave it an “Ombre” look.  This is where you go from the lightest color in a family to the darkest.  It is the newest trend right now so I am sure you have seen it all over the internet and in stores.  In this case I used Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Just Sayin’ and cut it out using the matching Word Bubbles Framelits.

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Happy Birthday Karen

Chevron Border Punch, Four You, Itty Bitty Accents

Today is my friend Karen’s birthday.  She hits a very big number today, although I won’t tell you what number that is.  I don’t think she would like that advertised on the internet!

Last week I showed you how to make a background using the Chevron Border Punch HERE.  You can also use this punch to make a lattice.  You punch the Chevron Border and then use the pieces that get punched out to make it look like a lattice.  It is very easy to do and looks great with some flowers on it.

I also used some of the new 2014/2015 In Colors that will be coming out on June 2nd.  The card base and the ribbon are Hello Honey.  The green background is Mossy Meadow and the orange flowers are Tangelo Twist.  The background behind the sentiment (from Four You) was made using a new Framelit from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  This set of Framelits are in the new catalog but are available for purchase now.

Happy Birthday Karen!

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Chevron Border Punch Background Tutorial

Chevron Border Punch, Starburst SayingsYesterday I showed you this card I made the background using the Chevron Border Punch.  The background is actually two pieces and are attached under the 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon. I promised you a tutorial on how to make it. So here goes.

There is a small mark on the edge of the punch as seen in this picture (actually there are two but for the purposes of this tutorial you only use the first one).  It shows the beginning of where it punches.

Chevron Border Punch

Line up the edge of your 2 1/4″ x 5.25″ cardstock to this edge and punch as you normally would going all the way to the end of your cardstock.

Chevron Border PunchYour cardstock should look like this:

DSC02099Then flip the cardstock, line up the edge on that mark again and punch all the way to the end.

DSC02100Your cardstock will now look like this:

DSC02101Then punch a 1.4″ x 5.25″ piece of cardstock all the way across.  Snail them together on a 4 x 5.25″ piece of cardstock (I used So Saffron) and cover seam with the ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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Fun With The Chevron Punch

Chevron Border Punch, Starburst Sayings

Today is my oldest son, David’s birthday.  He is 34 year old!  I know.  How can I possibly have a son that old?  I ask myself that everyday.   It really doesn’t seem that long ago when he was born.  Where did the time go?

I made this birthday card for him because it was such a happy day when he was born.  I love the Chevron Border Punch that is in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  I am am so happy that it is carrying over into the new Annual Catalog that comes out June 1st.  You can make some great borders with this punch or you can use the pieces it cuts out too.  This card shows another fun way to use the punch.  See how the double chevrons on the right are all one piece?  I made that using this punch.  Tomorrow I am going to post a tutorial on how I made it so make sure you come back to see.

I also used the stamp set called Starburst Sayings on this card.  This set has a matching set of Framelits and you can buy both in a Bundle and save 15%!

Stayed tuned tomorrow for my tutorial on how to make this chevron background!

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Kaleidoscope Birthday

Kaleidescope DSP, Perfect Pennants

I must be on a role for making masculine birthday cards.  Usually I have a really hard time making them but this month’s posts have been full of them.  If you need any more ideas for masculine cards just click on the Search button on the left side of my blog and choose Masculine Cards.

I made this card using the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper that is in the Occasions Catalog.  As a reminder, when things such as Designer Series Paper run, they will not be ordering any more so if you like this paper (or any paper) you should order it soon before it sells out.  The chevrons on the bottom of the card were made using the Chevron Border Punch.  The stamp set is from Perfect Pennants.  The punch and the stamp set are both in the Occasion Catalogs too.

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Chevrons & Arrows


I am beginning to think that 2014 is the year of the Chevron & Arrow look.  I have done a lot of cards using these shapes but I really like the look of them.  Now that the Stampin Up! Occasions Catalog has come out, it is even easier to make these shapes.

The embossing folder I used in the background is called Arrows Textured Impressions.  Embossing folders are a great and easy way to add dimension to your card.  The sentiments are from Perfect Pennants and Delightful Dozen.  The two banners were cut out using the new Banner Framelits and the Chevrons are left over from punching card stock with the Chevron Border Punch.

Paper Craft Crew #71 Challenge & More Sneak Peeks

This week has been a tough crafting week in my house.  Forget the season.  Everyone is busy with this holiday season buying gifts, wrapping, parties, making Christmas cards, cleaning the house (oh wait, that one still needs to be done), etc.  The worst part is I have had the flu for the last 5 days.  I am slowly feeling better but one of the things I seem to have lost is my creating mojo.  I have tried to make some cards but usually ended up staring at my things and giving up.  I threw a lot of things out too!

I decided I needed some help so I went online looking for challenges (what the heck did we ever do before the internet?).  The best part about challenges is they give you a layout and you just use your own product to make a card.  It makes life so much easier.  I liked this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge and decided to use it.


Here is the card I made:


It uses a ton of new products that are coming out in the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  You are really going to love this catalog!  I want almost everything in it!  There are two stamp sets in this card.  One is called Perfect Pennants and the other is Petite Petals.  Petite Petals has a matching punch and you can buy both and save 15%.  The tag was made using another new punch called Scalloped Tag Topper and I even used new Designer Series Paper called Kaleidoscope!

The moral of this story is, if you need a little boost in your card creating, try doing a challenge.  It helps a lot!

Ok, now I am off to buy a Mega Millions ticket so I can actually purchase it all!



Chevron Border Bunch


One of the nicest things about Stampin Up! and Stampin Up! demonstrators is that they are so creative and love sharing that creativity.  Stampin Up’s logo says “Inspire. Create. Share”.  If you look on the internet at all, you will see thousands of blogs, each showing their artwork in order to inspire, create and share.

A fellow demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek, showed different ways to use the new Chevron Border Punch, other than the obvious way.  When I saw her post, I knew I had to try it so I made this card using her technique.  It reminds of me basket weaving.  You just punch out cardstock in the usual way but save the pieces and attach them back on the card using Snail Adhesive.  The stamp set I used is called Secret Garden and I can’t forget those Candy Dots, which are one of my favorite new embellishments from the catalog and come in all the regular colors.

Chevron Border Punch Masculine Card


This was one of the cards we made for our Club meeting this month.  It uses the new Chevron Border Punch that is in the Holiday Catalog.  I have three boys, well I should call them men since they are all grown up but they will always be my boys (sorry boys!).  I am always looking for a masculine card to give them for their birthday.  I thought this new punch would make a great masculine card.  I used Embellished Events for the cake and the sentiment.  The oval in the banner was cut out using our Oval Collections Framelits and the cake stamp is behind the banner so it gives it a little depth.