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Sunset Mermaid Card #6

Good  Morning and Happy Saturday! Welcome to Day #6 of Mermaid Week!

Today’s card was inspired by another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (Lisa LoPresti Curcio). She did a Beautiful Card using the New stamp set “Fabulous Flamino” from Stampin’ Up! When I saw her card it was just breath taking.  Don’t have that set “YET” so of course what came to mind???

Yes my current obsession “Magical Mermaid”!   So here is what I created!  I did get a little heavy handed with the Tango Tangerine BUT it was to late! I will be doing this one again!

I ended up LOVING the final results though!  There is something about it that just draws me in!

Here is a close up! Makes me want to go to the beach and watch the sunset!  Here are the materials I used.

Stamp Set: Magical Mermaid (144017)
Cardstock: Basic Black (121045) Whisper White (100730)
Inks: Crushed Curry (131173) So Saffron (126957) Tangerine Tango ( (126946) Perfect Plum (126963) Rose Red (126954)Tranquil Tide (144085) Marina Mist (126962) and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) Whisper White Kraft Ink (145406)
Accessories: Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082) Stamping Sponges (141337), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Questions or comments? Don’t hesitate to ask!  As always thanks for stopping by and….

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz

Butterfly Kicked up just a little

Hi Reverse Masking Thank you step upstampers! As promised here are all the items I used for the card in the post below PLUS the extra from this new card!  I love how this turned out! Everything extra that was added to this card was scraps that I had lying around. 

I mentioned in a post that I was going to be working on using up scraps of paper, etc that I had lying around waiting to be used and I still am….taking pictures today as the ones that I did take were awful!  Sorry for the delay in that but it's coming!  Enjoy!

Materials used: All Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set:
En Francais #109-974

Ink: Early Espresso #126-974, Gumball Green Re-Inker #126-855
Reverse Masking Thank you step up 1stock: Whisper White #100-730, Gumball Green #126-840, Chocolate Chip #102-128
Accessories:  The Big Shot # 113-439, Beautiul Butterflies Bigz Die #114-507, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129-406, Itty Bitty Shapes pack #118-309, Scallop edge border #119-882, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls #119-247, Stampin' Spritzer #126-185, White Gel Pen #105-021, Satin Stitched Ribbon #126-846

One more thing? The Video on how to make it! Oh yes it's below!  Questions let me know! As always thanks for stopping by and…Happy Stampin'
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Snowflake Cards

*Edited to re-add the directions – Sorry I don't know what happened they were there yesterday I promise! ; )

Hi Stampers! Well it's been raining all day today! School is out and I've been snuggling with my son all day today! Well not all day. Poor him being inside all day and his allergies are acting up. I am just hoping it doesn't turn into a cold. He started with a little coughing. UGH! I've got to watch him real good he's prone to bronchitis.  :  (

Well for today's share I got this idea from The  CardMaker Magazine November 2010. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to do this and use Stampin' Up!s Serene Snowflakes set! It was a must! LOL!  I'm giving instructions on how to do this. It is honestly super EASY!!  Enjoy and of course any questions please let me know.

Snowflake Cards

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze
Ink: White Craft, Marina Mista, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark pad
Accessories: The Big Shot, snowflake dies, White Organza ribbon, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Scallop circle punch, Scallop Oval punch, lrge oval punch, Modern Label and Word window punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Step 1 -  On a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of whisper white cardstock rub your embossing buddy all over it. Next randomly stamp your snowflakes with your Versamark ink.

Step 2 – Add your Clear embossing powder over the whole sheet, tap off excess. Next heat with your embossing heat gun.

Step 3 – Take your sponge and with the lighter blue randomly apply the ink on the cardstock leaving some areas un-inked.  Next do the same with the darker blue ink, filling in the un-inked areas and overlapping on the ink areas. The ink won't stick to the embossed snowflakes. Take a tissue paper or paper towel and wipe off any ink that gets on the Snowflakes.

Step 4 – In the book it says to cut you cardstock in 4 equal pieces. I cut mine down to 4 x 5 1/4.

Step 5 – Now you are ready to decorate as you like. Before I placed my layer of cardstock down to my card I added the ribbon first.  Enjoy!

Snowflake Card 1 Snowflake card 2

As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Sneak peek candy cane

Oh, and did I mention a Sneek peak for tomorrow?  Just a cute little party favor.


I know mean  huh?

More Fun Fold Cards

So is everybody stuffed from Turkey? I know I sure am! I just have to say that we had a great time at my Aunt's house! The food was just wonderful! But most of all just being around family and friends…totally priceless!

So below are the 2nd set of cards we did at my Fun Folds Class! It's called the Z-Fold! Talk about EASY? Oh yes very much so! Click on the image for a larger version! All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Skaters z fold card   Skater Card inside 1

Stamp set: Winter Post, Many Merry Messages, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Dasher

Cardstock: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Candy Cane Christmas DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Staz-on, Craft White

Accessories:  Snowflake Punch, Scallop Cirlce Punc, 1 3/8 circle punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sizzix Dies Scallop Circle & Square, Coluzzle, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Markers, Brads


 Below is the Dasher Card – supplies listed above.

Reindeer Z Fold Card Reindeer Inside 1







Oh, so what did I do?  Cut your cardstock at 4 1/4 x 11 score on the 11 inch side at 2 1/8 and 5 1/2, that is it! Yes, that's how easy that is! Then just decorate!

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Just a few more Thanksgiving shares

Good evening all!  What a day today!  I had to get a few things for tomorrow. Oh Boy, I didn’t think I was going to get out of the store alive! LOL!  Actual I think I went right before the craziness was going to begin. I had my son with me so I was glad it didn’t take to long!  Just grab what I needed and RAN! LOL! 

So before I curl up with my yarn and watch some T.V. with the boys I wanted to share these 2 cards that we made at my Fun Folds Class

Every month I have different types of folds, or something interactive! LOVE those kinds!  So we did 2 Wiper cards and 2 Z-Fold Cards.  I’m showing you the Thanksgiving Wiper Cards today and will share the other 2 on Friday.


Thanksgiving Wiper Card

This is it!  Now the inspirations for this card was one that I saw on Stampin Connection, from a Barbara Welch!

LOVED it as soon as I seen it! She had a really nice Brad in the of the 4 squares.




                                                                                                                                  When you pull the sides of the card your greeting pops up on top! It’s like a Wiper effect!

Super fun to make.

All Material used are Stampin’ Up!

Stamp set: Day of Gratitude
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Autumn Spice DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso

Accessories: Old Olive 5/8 ribbon, Dimensionals.

Here is the next card we did!

I really like this style of card!

Stamp Set: Paisley Prints, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Day of Gratitude (Acorn)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Autumn Spice DSP

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories:  Early Espresso satin Ribbon, Neutrals Brads, eyelet border punch, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamond Glitter

Here is it open! I really like how this turned out!  This was actually my 1st attempt at this style of card!

Well that’s all for now! Hope you liked these! Thanks for stopping by! As always if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask! Hope you all have a great evening!


Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Surfer & Waves Card share

Brayering Surfer As  promised a few more cards that I absolutely LOVE! A soon as I saw this card on Sharons Blog I knew 1. I had to have the Surfer Dude, 2. when I went to Florida I had to leave with one! LOL!!! A little obssessed?? Maybe? LOL!!

This was Brayering and Sponging together. Not bad for my first try.

I loved all the colors and layers and sparly stuff! Gotta have the Sparly stuff.  To get the Tutorial CLICK HERE and you'll go directly to it. 
Brayering Palm Trees 

The next one is also Awesome and don't ask me why I had a harder time with this one maybe my brain was on overload but between my Death grip on the brayer and over sponging?? But when all was said and done you really couldn't tell where I messed up. Well I can. LOL!!! For this Tutorial you can CLICK HERE and get it directly.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to come back tomorrow to check out the Builder Wheel Samples I have. Fun! Fun! Fun!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.