Strong & Beautiful Diorama Card

The Strong & Beautiful Diorama card is a combination of several different ideas that came together beautifully!

The Stamping with the Stars group decided to create and share a Pop-Up Diorama card.

I had never made one before, but it was fun, easy and I am sure I will be making more in the future.

So…

Let’s see what everyone has created!

 

I love EVERYTHING about this card.

  • the soft colors-Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Fig
  • the muted patterns on the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • and of course, the Sparkle Glimmer Paper

 

Stampin' Up! Strong & Beautiful stamp set combines perfectly in this Pop-Up Diorama card. For details and instructions, please click through to my blog! #CrackedPotStamper #stampinup #DOswts308

 

The front is gorgeous!

But check out the inside…LOVE it!

Stampin' Up! Strong & Beautiful stamp set combines perfectly in this Pop-Up Diorama card. For details and instructions, please click through to my blog! #CrackedPotStamper #stampinup #DOswts308 #LoveItLiveItShareIt #handmadecard

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down for complete supply list and links)

  • Stamp Set: Strong & Beautiful
  • Paper: Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Sparkle Glimmer Paper
  • Ink: Fresh Fig
  • Accessories: Frosted Flower Embellishments, Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon
  • Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Adhesive: Tear & Tape, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive
  • Technique:
Cardstock Dimensions:
  • Soft Sea Foam: 5-1/2″ x 10-7/8″, scored at 3/8″, 3-5/8″, 4″ and 7-1/4″ (card base)
  • Mossy Meadow: 3-3/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-1/8″ x 3″ (front-bottom), 3-1/8″ x 2″ (front-top), 1″ x 3″ (banner-sentiment), 3-1/2″ x 5-3/8″ (inside, 2 pieces)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Daisy (2)
  • Petal Pink: scrap for 1/2″ circle
Strong & Beautiful Diorama Card
  1. With 3/8″ score mark on the right end of cardstock, adhere Floral Romance Designer Series Paper (3-1/2″ x 5-3/8″) with Glue Dots onto the panel to the left of 3/8″ score mark, die cut oval window with Stitched Shapes Framelit.
  2. Stamp sentiments with Fresh Fig ink onto Floral Romance Designer Series Paper (inside panel and banner piece), adhere to cardstock panel that will be visible through window. Snip ends of outside sentiment to create banner.
  3. Adhere the 3/8″ flap to the inside of the front panel (the first 3/8″ flap). Open and close it to ensure it will close flat. When it is open, the back of the card should form a box. Adjust it if necessary.
  4. To decorate front of card: adhere coordinating Designer Series Paper to Mossy Meadow. Tie bow around DSP/Mossy Meadow panel, hiding the seam where the papers meet and adhere to card front. Adhere Stitched Oval, daisy, daisy center and sentiment banner.
  5. Embellish with Frosted Flower Embellishments. Address an envelope, write a message inside and drop in the mailbox to brighten someone’s day.

Stampin' Up! Strong & Beautiful stamp set combines perfectly in this Pop-Up Diorama card. For details and instructions, please click through to my blog! #CrackedPotStamper #stampinup #DOswts308 #LoveItLiveItShareIt #handmadecard

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration share by Dawn Thomas - Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow, Fresh Fig. For details, please click through to my blog. #CrackedPotStamper #StampinUp! #LoveItLiveItShareIt



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One Sheet Wonder-Try It Now!

Old Dog-New Tricks!

I tried something new this week and wanted to share it with you…

One Sheet Wonder!

I took one sheet of designer series paper, cut it up and created 14 cards!

Now, I know that the One Sheet Wonder technique is not new and there are at least a gazillion patterns floating about the internet but …

I am SUPER excited about this and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

Start cutting on the red horizontal lines.

 

After cutting the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, I used the pieces to create the following cards. I am thrilled with how quickly they came together.

 

Lots of Choices with One Sheet Wonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

One Sheet Wonder Pattern makes 14 cards. Featuring Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #dsp #onesheetwonder

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn Suite Thank You card for DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge #252. For details and instructions, please click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paintedautumn #paintedharvest

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I used the colors that coordinate with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper because I knew that Stampin’ Up! had created the cardstock to match perfectly with the Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (Item #144613). Coordinating colors shared by Dawn Thomas. For more information, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #dsp

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Faux Metal Embossing-Must Try Technique!

Faux Metal Embossing. What a way to add some WOW to any card! I foresee this technique being very popular especially with the Mixed Metals trend that is everywhere from home decor to fashion.

 

Faux Metal Embossing Tools

 

Heat Tool

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In the video, Brandi shared two cards using this technique, below are the products that she used in addition to Faux Metal Embossing Tools listed above. I hope you will give this technique a try. I’d love to see your projects.

Faux Metal Leaf Card

 

Big Shot

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Faux Metal Hello Card

 

Big Shot

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Ink Refills-DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No.242

This week’s DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge is a “Product Spotlight” featuring Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills.

And you thought Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills were only for re-inking your stamp pads…

For the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge NO.242 featuring Stampin' Up! Ink Refills. For more details click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #inkrefill #handstamped via @DawnThomas (Cracked Pot Stamper)

This week I was inspired by finding ways to use Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills for something more exciting than merely re-inking my stamp pads.

I love that there is no stamping (unless you want to add a sentiment inside) on this card but it is filled with lots of fun and beads of silica gel (Warning: DO NOT EAT)!

For DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No: 242 featuring Stampin' Up! Ink Refills, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. For more details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #inkrefill #lovelywords #handstamped via @DawnThomas (Cracked Pot Stamper)

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: N/A

Paper: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Window Sheet

Ink: Ink Refills

Accessories: Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Tools: Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Oval Framelits, Big Shot

 

For DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge No:242 featuring Stampin' Up! Ink Refills, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. For details and instructiions click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #inkrefill #lovelywords #handstamped via @DawnThomas (Cracked Pot Stamper)

It’s All in the Details:

  • “shaker” equates to silica beads
  • yes, the kind that you find in new purses and luggage and such

Crazy! Right? I colored them with my Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills to match my card

For DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge No:242 featuring Stampin' Up! Ink Refills, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. For details and instructiions click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #inkrefill #lovelywords #handstamped via @DawnThomas (Cracked Pot Stamper)

It’s easy as 1-2-3

  1. cut open silica packet and place beads in small container (I used an empty embellishment container)
  2. add 3-5 drops of Stampin’ Up! Ink Refill
  3. put lid on and shake
Lovely Words Shaker Card
  1. Die cut “friend” from Peekaboo Peach cardstock using Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and the largest scalloped oval from Layering Oval Framelits. Die cut Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper with large oval to create window. Glue “friend” cutout onto Designer Series Paper with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Set aside to dry.
  2. Using Big Shot and Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, emboss Soft Sky cardstock, adhere to Berry Burst card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fast Fuse adhesive.
  3. Adhere Window Sheet to Designer Series Paper with Fast Fuse. Tie double bow with Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, adhere with Glue Dots to Designer Series Paper.
  4.  Create safe place Silica beads to shake around in by adhering Adhesive Foam Strips around oval window area (we don’t want any of those little buggers to escape!)
  5. Carefully place a pile of silica beads on card base (they get a little excited and like to roll around-I put my card base on a paper plate in an effort to contain them). Align and adhere Designer Series Paper layer over silica beads. And shake, shake, shake!
  6. Address the envelope, adhere stamp and pop in the mailbox to brighten someone’s day.

TIP: I prefer Fast Fuse for getting into all the nooks and crannies of embossed layers. 

Cardstock Cuts
  • Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Berry Burst: 4-1/4″ x 11″ (card base-scored and folded at 5-1/2″)
  • Soft Sky: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Peekaboo Peach: 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Window Sheet: 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″

 



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For DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge No:242 featuring Stampin' Up! Ink Refills, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. For details and instructiions click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #inkrefill #lovelywords #handstamped via @DawnThomas (Cracked Pot Stamper)

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Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set available now, August 1st 2017. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #handstamped via @DawnThomas (Cracked Pot Stamper)
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Now is the time to get those Christmas cards and decorations started with this fabulous and versatile new stamp set.

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