Happy Birthday!

Hi!  Today is my birthday so I have a cute Gift Card holder to share with you featuring the Way To Goat stamp set!

Birthday, Gift Card Holder, Way To Goat, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

This stamp set is adorable!  I shared this card with a group of ladies during a workshop and then decided to use it during this past week’s Facebook Live.  It is just that cute not to share!

Here’s what you need:  (dimensions below are height by length)

  • Base Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 8″ – score at 2 1/2″ on the 8″ side.
  • Base Cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 8″ – score at 4″ and fold in half.
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 3″ x 3″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 4″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

The assembly for this card is shown in this video:

The goat is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The one above uses Smoky Slate and Petal Pink.  In the video, I switched to Gray Granite for the goat.

One important tip – adhere the ribbon to the very base before adhering any of the layers.  If you forget this step, you could just wrap the ribbon around the back of the card as well.

The Designer Series Paper used is the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Annual Catalog.  It is on sale this month for 15% off!  This paper is perfect for both male and female cards – I LOVE when my paper packs are versatile and have patterns and colors for anyone!

Here’s the inside view:

Birthday, Gift Card Holder, Way to Goat, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

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Who Loves Paper?

I DO!!!  I am so excited to announce that Stampin’ Up! is offering 15% off select Designer Series Papers this month!!

Perfect timing as I start working on my winter Cards this month – 6 holiday patterns are on this list!

I’ve marked my top 4 must haves but there are plenty others to choose from!  Don’t wait – shop my on-line store today to get your favorites.

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It’s as Easy As This

Hi!  How are you?  Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past 6-7 weeks.  Life threw some curve balls and I had to let my blog sit during that time.  Well, I am back and I wanted to catch you up with some of the cards I’ve been making.

This first one – while it looks complicated, is so easy to do!  Thanks to Sandy’s Craft Studio for this fun Angle-Cut Designer Series Paper technique.

Angle Cut DSP, Ornate Garden, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

Does this angle cut Designer Series Paper look hard?  Well, I’m here to show you how easy it is to make 4 cards from one piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.   For this card, I used the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from Lovely You and the flowers from Daisy Lane.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ piece of your favorite DSP and a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ of coordinating cardstock.

For the DSP, make a small mark at 1 1/2″ on all 4 sides.   Then, watch the video below to show you how to cut.

For the Cardstock, make your marks at 1 5/8″ and follow the same cutting instructions.

I made 2 of the card above and 2 of this card with the four pieces:

Angle Cut Cards, Ornate Garden, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

This sentiment comes from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp set and the flower from the Lovely You stamp set.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

Here’s the video showing you how to cut the DSP and cardstock:

You’ll find all the products used in my On-Line store.  Just click on the product picture below and you’ll be taken straight there.

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Introducing May’s Class

It’s All About the DSP!!   I am super excited for this month’s class!

I’ll share a cut map and 4 layouts for using your Designer Series Paper!  Cost is just $15!!   You will receive a cut map and dimensions and layouts for 4 cards.  No left over pieces!!

Just fill out this form and provide your Paypal email address and I’ll send you an invoice:

See you soon!

 

All Dressed Up

Hi!  Today I have a card for you using the gorgeous Best Dressed Designer Series Paper!

The prints in this paper make it so easy to pull together cards that are just stunning.  For this card, the paper is paired with the Peaceful Moments stamp set and the retiring Delicate Lace Dies and Stitched Labels Dies.  These die sets add the perfect touch to this card.

The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick.

For this second card,

the sentiment is from the Seriously the Best stamp set.

Both cards were made using 1 6×6″ piece of Designer Series Paper.  The first card uses a piece that is 2″ x 5 1/4″, while the second uses a piece that is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  This leaves a single strip measuring 3/4″ x 6″ that could be used on the inside of either card.

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Hello Poppies

Hi!  Today I am sharing the Poppy version of my Triple Cut card shared in February.

TriCut, DSP, Hello, Friend, Poppies, Painted Poppies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

I truly love this color combination and think it is very striking.    I also love the tri-cut background layer.  So fun and so easy to do!

For this series, I used Poppy Parade cardstock, Pool Party cardstock (embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder) and the Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper.   Each piece starts out 4″ x 5 1/2″.  Stack all three together and make 2 diagonal cuts any way you want.  Then mix and match the pieces to get three cards:

Hello, Friend, TriCuts, DSP, Poppies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

The stamped image is from the Painted Poppies Stamp set.  This is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

The image is die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

If you are looking for a quick layout, I hope you give this one a try!

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Three-In-One

Hi!  Today I have a great way to use Designer Series Paper and such a fun look, too!

Honey Bee, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

Is this set just the cutest?  And you can make all 3 cards quick and easy!

What you need:

3 pieces of cardstock and/or Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stack all three pieces together and cut all three together into 3 pieces.  Then mix and match the pieces into 3 cards!  Since all three pieces were cut together, they all fit together as well!

For these cards, I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock along with the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (sorry – this item isn’t available, but there are still lots of other great products you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st).

I layered these on Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

To finish the cards, I colored the leaves and flowers in Crushed Curry and Garden Green markers, the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The bee is stamped in Jet Black StaZon, die cut with coordinating die and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.

Here’s a video of this technique – just used with the Painted Poppies suite of products:

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And One More Fancy Fold

Hi!  Back today with another Fancy Fold featuring the other sheet of Designer Series Paper in the bulk package.

Fancy Fold, Magnolia Lane, DSP, #2020Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Forever Blossoms, Here's a Card

This fold, like the one on Wednesday, allows you to see both sides of the Designer Series Paper as well.  New for me, the use of Designer Series Paper as the base of the card.

For this card, I used a 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper.  On the 12″ side, score at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″, and 7 3/4″.   The measurements for the layers are:

Inside Whisper White Layer – 3 3/4″ x 5″
Mossy Meadow Mat – 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
Front Whisper White Panel – 2 3/4″ x 4″

The sentiment panels are die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies.

The leaves are from the Forever Blossom stamp set and stamped in Mossy Meadow.

The two cards featured in posts this week are shown in this video from my Tuesday night Facebook Live:

Don’t forget, every $50 order (prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Double Sided View

Hi!  Today I have a quick and easy fun fold that allows you to see both sides of our gorgeous Designer Series Papers!

Fun Fold, Magnolia Lane, DSP, #2020Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Isn’t this paper gorgeous?  Did you know you can purchase a pack of Magnolia Lane bulk Designer Series Paper – it features two of the sheets that come in the normal Designer Series Paper pack – but you get 10 of each sheet!  This is great for mass producing cards!

Ok, so, for this card, I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″.  On the 5 1/4″ side, I made a 1 1/2″ cut at  2 5/8″ (this is the center of 5 1/4″).  Then I scored from the upper right and lower right corners to the end of the cut line.  Fold back on those score lines and this is what you get!  The base of the card is Petal Pink – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half.

The butterfly is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Petal Pink ink.  The coordinating dies will be available on Feb 4 – while supplies last and are called Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Moments stamp set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow.

The sweet thing about this layout – it works with all of your Designer Series Papers!  Just pick your favorite and whip up some quick cards to have on hand!

I’ll share a video of how I made this card in a few days!

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One Little Bird

Hi!  Today I have a card for you with (GASP) NO stamping!  I know, hard to believe – but I love this Designer Series Paper and decided to use it as my focal point for my card:

Bird Ballad, Tin Tile, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

So pretty!  The different layers you see are a die cut of Whisper White using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  This is under the piece of Whisper White embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  A small strip of Terracotta Tile card stock is layered on top of that.  The final touch is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper die cut with a Stitched Shape Circle framelit.  A small bow using Linen Thread finishes off the card.

There is plenty of room to add a sentiment from Hello to Thinking of You to Birthday.  I love how this turned out and the pairing of the different layers.

One quick point today – did you know, if you purchase any of the Embossing Folders in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, you will need the following plate to make them work with the old Big Shot.  As Stampin’ Up! moves to a new die cutting system (TBD), the embossing folders are thinner than the old ones – so this additional plate will allow you to use the new folders with the retired Big Shot machine.  You’ll find it here in my on-line store.

Just a few days left to earn your Bonus Days Coupons!  Spend $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) and earn a $5 coupon to use in August!  Earning period ends July 31st! So hop on over to my store today!

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