Friday, August 17, 2018

Wrapping Up a Week of Best Route Suite Projects

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I hope you've been reading my blog this week (and every week!) and I hope you've enjoyed the week of projects made with the Best Route Suite of products on pages 52 & 53 of Stampin' Up's Annual Catalog. I hope you've seen how these products can meet so many of your papercrafting needs. If you caught my hint yesterday, you know that I'm wrapping up the week today with a surprise (it's not another card) 3D project! Here it is!

I made a box for all the cards I made this week. This box will fit all five cards and envelopes. (You could use this box for a six card set, but you would have to forego some of the thicker embellishments.) This box is super easy to make with the Envelope Punch Board. Here's how.

I started with a 9" by 9" square of Best Route Designer Series Paper. (Save that 3" strip for later.) I punched and scored one side of the DSP at 3-1/2" and 4-1/2". Then, I rotated the paper 180 degrees and did the same thing.

I rotated the paper a quarter turn (90 degrees) and used the scoring guide on the Punch Board, lining up each of the scored lines. Punch and score on both scored lines. Rotate the paper 180 degrees and repeat. Then put your box together with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

For the belly band, cut 1" off your 3" DSP strip so that you have a 12" by 2" piece. Use your Simply Scored Board to score at 2-3/4", 3-5/8", 8", and 8-7/8". Wrap this around your box and adhere the ends with Tear & Tape.

I embellished my belly band with one of the Best Route Memories & More Cards. I used my Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the "I Love This" card and adhered it to a scalloped Mango Melody Card Stock piece that I also cut with a Layering Oval Framelit. I adhered this piece to the belly band with Stampin' Dimensionals. I thought the belly band needed a little something more so I tied on a length of Gray Granite 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon. That's the ticket, don't you think?!

Here's the box with the full set of cards. This would make a great gift set!


Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back on Monday with more projects for you!












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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Twin Birthdays!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Yesterday was my twins' 19th birthday. I can't believe it! The time really flew by. I'm amazed at the wonderful young man and young woman who my children have become. They grew up from little premie babies to lovely (almost) adults! I'm very proud of both my twins (and of their older brother, too)!

I usually make the twins coordinating birthday cards--with subtle differences on each. Can you spot the differences? Oh! That's like the game, isn't it?!

As with the other cards I've shared this week, these two are made with products from Stampin' Up's Best Route Suite of products. Both cards start with a Gray Granite Card Stock card base. I cut down one of the larger Best Route Memories & More Cards to 4" by 5-1/4" and adhered these directly to the card base. (You might remember strips of these pieces on Monday's card.)

Next, I adhered a smaller Best Route Memories & More Card to a Mango Melody Card Stock mat and then adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the square sentiment from the "En Route" stamp set in Mango Melody Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with a square Stitched Shape Framelit. I adhered this to the card with a combination of Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals, so that the pieces are all flat on the card. The sentiment says, "You never cease to amaze me." But since these cards will be coming from the whole family, I used a couple of the Best Route Enamel Shapes to cover the word "me" and turned them into an exclamation point!

The "happy birthday" piece is a sticker from the Best Route Memories & More Cards--I added a Stampin' Dimensional on the right side so that it would be even with the rest of the elements of the card.

Finally, I stamped the sign post twice (for each card) in Blueberry Bushel Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped it again in Pineapple Punch Ink and again in Mango Melody Ink. I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the signpost and the individual signs. I adhered each sign to the post with two Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Did you spot the differences? It shouldn't be too hard. Don't forget to come back tomorrow when I wrap up this week (hint, hint) with a special project using products from the Best Route Suite!














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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Do Something Awesome

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Oh my goodness! The Best Route Designer Series Paper patterns are adorable! I love this sheet with all the airplanes--so much so that I let the DSP be the star of the card.

The DSP is 3-3/4" by 5" and adhered to a 3-7/8 by 5-1/8" Mango Melody Card Stock card base. I wrapped a length of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around before adhering everything to a Blueberry Bushel Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "En Route" stamp set in Mango Melody Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with a Stitched Shape Framelit. I adhered this to a scalloped Mango Melody Card Stock oval that I cut with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

See those adorable airplanes heading up, up, and away?! They're stickers from the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack! I adhered each of them to the card with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional to help them stand out from the background DSP. So awesome!

Come back tomorrow for twin cards--'cause it's my twins' birthday!












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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Today's Your Day

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   All this week I'm going to be showing you some quick and cute cards I made with products from the Best Route Suite of products on pages 52 & 53 of Stampin' Up's Annual Catalog. Today's card really was quick--and there's no stamping involved! I let the Best Route Designer Series Paper and the Memories & More Cards shine!
I started by adhering a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Best Route DSP to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Blueberry Bushel Card Stock mat. I adhered a Blueberry Bushel strip of Best Route Washi tape to the DSP and then wrapped a length of Gray Granite 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon around before adhering everything to a Mango Melody Card Stock card base.

Next, I used the 2" Circle Punch to punch the sentiment from one of the Best Route Memories & More cards. I punched two circles from the cards with the adorable cars and flipped it over to reveal the Gray Granite striped side. I also punched a circle from a sheet of Best Route DSP. I adhered three of the circles directly to the card with Snail Adhesive and popped the sentiment piece up with Stampin' Dimensionals so that it didn't fade into the background.

Isn't this cute?! I'll be sharing more cards and a special surprise project this week, so don't forget to check back every day!









 
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