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BirthDay of Gratitude…

Welcome Back Lakeside Stampers,


This is the third card we made at the FAN-tastic Class. I originally wanted to use half of the beautiful motif from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Gratitude Stamp Set as a fan, but my idea didn’t work out. Instead I wound up making the following card. I have to say it’s not a bad second! This stamp st can be found in your new Holiday Mini Catalog.  Don’t have a mini yet?  Email me at diane@lakesidestamper.com to get one.




This card was made by cutting a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ of Concord Crush Card Stock scored at 4-1/4″, 5″ x 3-3/4″  piece of Cherry Cobbler, 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ Perfect Plum and 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ of Crumb Cake.


On another  3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake I stamped the  medallion motif from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Gratitude Stamp Set using my Old Olive, Concord Crush and Cherry Cobbler Write Markers. To do this technique you apply the marker directly on the stamp beginning with the lightest color first. After you are finished applying the color you give the stamp a few huffs to moistened the ink. Once the ink was dried I cut the medallion out.


On the 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ of Crumb Cake I sponged Cherry Cobbler Ink on the edge with my Sponge Dauber, stamped Happy Birthday from the Curly Cute Stamp Set in Concord Crush Ink and tied a piece of Concord Crush Poly Twill Ribbon around it. The class had the choice of which saying to stamp on their card from this versatile stamp set.


I layered everything as shown and placed Dimensionals on the back of the medallion motif to pop it. In the center I placed a Basic Pearl that was dyed with Cherry Cobbler Ink. To find ot how to dye pearls sign up for my newsletter where the information will be in the mid-month newsletter.


Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Hugs,






DSC_0830STAMP SET: Day of Gratitude (120835) W, (121148) C, Curly Cute (117014) W, (120510) C

INK: Concord Crush Marker (119801), Cherry Cobbler Marker (119681), Old Olive Marker (100079), Concord Crush Ink Pad (119785), Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad (119669)

PAPER: Concord Crush Card Stock (119792), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Perfect Plum (101889), Crumb Cake (120953)

FRILLIES: Concord Crush Poly-Twill Ribbon (119266), Basic Pearls (119247)

TOOLS: Sponge Daubers (102892), Dimensinals (104430) 


Artistic Etchings & Concord Crush Vintage Card..


Meet Concord Crush…


For this card I wanted to feature the new Stampin' Up! Artistic Etchings Stamp Set with the In-Color Concord Crush. It might look complicated but when broken down step-by-step to accomplish this vintage look is easier then it looks.


Here's what I did:

1.     First I cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of the 2010-11 In-Color Concord Crush Card Stock and scored it at 4-1/4".


 2.     I cut a piece of  Very Vanilla Card Stock at 5" x 3-3/4". On this piece I stamped  it with the Filigree Stamp Block. I inked up the stamp with Soft Suede Ink and placed the Very Vanilla Card Stock over the stamp as shown and rubbed across the top . I find you get a clearer image doing it in this manner when stamping with the block stamps. 

For an extra layered feel over the Soft Suede image I stamped random images from the Artistic Etchings Set using the Concord Crush Marker. Along the edge I sponged some Soft Suede Ink with a Dauber.


3.     With my Big Shot and a Nesties Die I cut a scalloped rectangle out of Concord Crush. With a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock I cut a smaller  scallop rectangle to layer over the larger rectangle. I stamped some images from the Artistic Etchings Set after inking them with my Concord Crush Marker onto the Crumb Cake Card Stock. Along the edges I sponged Soft Suede Ink with a Dauber


4.     I layered the Concord Crush rectangle and the Crumb Cake layers as shown and added four Brown Brads to each corner.


5.     Along the Concord Crush Scalloped Rectangle I pierced each scallop with my Paper Piercer andMat Pack. I then took Stampin' Up! Natural Hemp Twine and stitched through every hole and added a bow.



6.     I stamped the key and crown from the Artistic Etchings Set and embellished them with the Basic Pearls and a red rhinestone on each image.

7.     I ended by layering everything as shown in the finished card above.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Hugs,





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