Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop August 2019

Hi! Welcome to Christy’s Stamping Spot. I’m Christy and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Arizona, USA. Today, I’m excited to be taking part in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.

I was excited to use some of my favorite DSP with the upcoming 2019 Holiday Catalog Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies for my swaps for my Glimmer Gals Team (My Upline – Karen Bouchikas’s Team) meeting tonight. We also celebrated Karen and Theresa‘s Birthdays – so I made them matching birthday cards.

I started with a Petal Pink cs card base. Cut a Magnolia Lane DSP panel and glue it to the card base. Die cut a square frame with the Heirloom Frames Dies from Petal Pink cs – save the Petal Pink cs center to stamp the sentiment – then dry emboss the frame with the square Heirloom 3D embossing folder. Use glue to adhere the embossed frame to the center of the card front.

* Great Tip from Patty Bennett – use a glue dot to stick the die cut centers when you use the Heirloom Frames Dies – I used Whisper White cs – in the Heirloom 3D embossing folders – creating a helpful template to quickly position your die cut frame to be embossed.

Stamp the sentiment on the Petal Pink cs center left over from when you made the frame in Memento Black ink. Die cut the sentiment out with the Ornate Frames Dies. Die cut out a Basic Black cs sentiment layer with the Ornate Frames Dies. Add a small amount of glue to the lower right corner of the embossed frame and then adhere the Basic Black cs sentiment layer. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the stamped die cut sentiment label to the Basic Black cs sentiment layer. Add 3 Basic Pearl Jewels to the sentiment label.

Don’t forget to add a Whisper White cs inside panel to write your message. I added the sentiment and a strip of Magnolia Lane DSP to the inside panel and back of the card to pull the theme through.

To make the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box I cut down a piece of Magnolia Lane DSP to a 6″ x 6″ piece. Die cut out the box with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies from the piece of Magnolia Lane DSP.

Punch out a circle from the Magnolia Lane DSP with the 1 1/2″ Circle punch for a tag. Use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the circle.

Stamp the sentiment from the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Petal Pink cs. Die cut out the sentiment with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. Add a Basic Pearl Jewel to the bottom of the stamped Petal Pink cs tag.

Cut a piece of Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge ribbon and thread it through both tags. To create the white thread ribbon to tie around the Basic Black ribbon – use paper snips to cut a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon and separate the strands to use it to make the bow. I filled my box with 3 Dove chocolate pieces.

I hope you enjoyed my birthday card and the 2019 Holiday Catalog sneak peek of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box with the Magnolia Lane DSP and Ornate Frames Dies. You can order the new Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies and Ornate Frames Dies when the new 2019 Holiday Catalog goes live September 4th. You can order the lovely Magnolia Lane DSP and the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders in my Online Store now.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please visit all the blogs participating in this hop to see all the fun and inspiring projects by demonstrators from around the world. You are currently visiting Christy Gridley – at Christy’s Stamping Spot.

Card Measurements:

Petal Pink cs card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Magnolia Lane DSP panel – 5 1/2″ x 4″
Petal Pink cs – for frame
Petal Pink cs – for sentiment label
Basic Black cs – for sentiment layer
Whisper White cs inside panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
DSP = Designer Series Paper
cs = cardstock

Product List

Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box:

Magnolia Lane DSP – 6″ x 6″ for box and tag
Petal Pink cs – for tag
Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge ribbon – 6″
Whisper White 5/8 Flax ribbon
DSP = Designer Series Paper

Product List

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  1. What a beautiful project and thanks for passing on that great tip about embossing the Heirloom Frames. I fuss with those for so long before I get them in the right place!

    • Thanks Heather. I got the Heirloom Frames tip from Patty Bennett – she has a great video demonstrating the Heirloom Frames & 3D Embossing Dies – it really works!😊

  2. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing great tips!

  3. Absolutely LOVE the card and the boxes!!! I sooooo want those frames and now I know I have to get those adorable treat box dies… thanks for the enabling, ah, inspiration! 🙂

  4. Beautiful projects. They make a very elegant gift set 🙂

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