Chocolate Bar Wrapper

Chocolate wrapper

I made this chocolate bar wrapper on my Facebook live on October 5, 2020. (The video is also on YouTube.) In the video, I shared tips and tricks on making these. A small-sized gift card can be included in with the candy.

Make Your Own Card Kit

In my Facebook Live video on Monday, August 31 (uploaded to YouTube on September 1st), I shared an idea for creating your own card kit with products you already own.

I started with 4 pieces of 6"X6" patterened paper.  Stampin' Up! calls it Designer Series Paper, DSP.  I chose DSP either from the same pack or 2 packs that used at least a few of the same colors and either both used Whisper White or Very Vanilla (not a combination of both).  These choices make it easier to choose the colors of card stock and embellishments.  For added interest, I might emboss a card stock piece and add punches or die cut pieces.

Next I decided to use these layouts for my DSP: 


I like working with 2" strips, so I chose to use layout A twice.  Using one larger piece of DSP on each card, I planned on getting 12 cards.  For these 12 card basess, I need 6 sheets of card stock.  For 12 card layers, I planned on 3 sheets of card stock.  Allowing for more Whisper White for my sentiments, I planned on 11 full 8 1/2" by 11" sheets of card stock in a variety of colors coordinating with my DSP.

This is the kit I created in my video, Make Your Own Card Kit, using the Forever Greenery DSP.  You can watch that video on both Facebook and YouTube.


Completed cards using Artistry Blooms and Playing with Patterns DSP



The last card is a 'bonus' 13th card using the 1/2" and 1" scraps.  I share this technique in a second video from early September 2020, Using (Scrap) Paper Strips.


Happy Stampin'!

Punch Art--Yellow Flower

Punch art floral 1

I used the Vases Builder punch for my flower petals. The leaves were double punched from a 2" circle. See my video Let's Talk About...Punches (Part 2), available on both Facebook and YouTube.

Watercolor Wash Background

I discussed creating the watercolor wash background during my Let's Talk about...Paper Facebook live video on July 27, 2020.  This video was re-recorded and a shorter version is on  YouTube.

These cards were created using watercolor paper (Item #149612, $9.00 for 10 5" X7" sheets), a classic ink pad and water painters (#151298, $12.00 for a 3-pack).

Use Adhesive Sheets (#152334, $10.00 for 12 6" X12" sheets) on the back of the black card stock before die cutting using the Friendly Silhouttes dies (#149546, $32.00).



Happy Stampin'!