Welcome Easter

Hi!  Today I have a few Easter projects to share with you featuring the Welcome Easter Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.

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I love this set!  It is perfect for Easter but could also be used for welcoming little ones or baby showers.  I also think these would be cute for just because cards.  What do you think?

Let me take you through all 3 projects:

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The Easter Card uses Crumb Cake for a base – 4 1/4″ x  11″ scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half.  The Designer Paper is from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bunny is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

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This little Easter Basket is adorable and perfect for holding special treats.  And you won’t believe how easy it is to make!

Base: Calypso Coral 6″ x 6″ – score at 2″ and 4″ on both sides.   Cut in on two opposite sides to make tabs.

Designer Series Paper – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares – need 4  – Subtles Designer Series 6″ x 6″ stack.  Adhere these on the 4 corners.

Handle – Base – Calypso Coral – 3/4″ x 6″.   Designer Series Paper:  1/2″ x 6″.   Attach the handle to the two side panels with Tear and Tape prior to pulling up the corner squares to make the sides.

The chick is stamped with Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

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I saw this done by Dawn Griffith and had to create one – they are just too cute!  This Triangle Treat Box has a few special scores, but is still pretty easy to do:

Base – 7″ x 9 3/4″ of Pool Party Cardstock.  Score the 9 3/3″ side at 1 3/4″, 4 1/4″ and 7 1/4″.   Score the 7″ side at 2″ and 5″.

Designer Series Paper – (1) piece measuring  1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, (1) piece measuring 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and (2) pieces measuring 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

See this video for all 3 projects:

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Birthday Bonanza Fun Fold

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold card using the Bonanza Buddies Bundle.

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This card will fold flat and pop-out when taken out of the envelop.  Such a fun card and pretty easy to do as well.

The animals were colored as follows:

  • Toucan – Jet Black StaZon – colored with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry markers.
  • Koala – Smoky Slate and Jet Black StaZon
  • Lion – Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile
  • Balloon – Poppy Parade

The banner and strip across the front are from the coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper pack.

Here is the template for the base of the card:

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And here is a video showing how the card is made:

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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!

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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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Welcome to the Jungle

Hi!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the Bonanza Buddies Suite in the Occasions Catalog.

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Aren’t they adorable?  I am sharing both cards together because the backgrounds were created from one piece of cardstock!  Pretty cool, right?

I took a piece of Garden Green cardstock, embossed it with the Layering Leaves TIEF and then die cut the center to create a frame for one card and a background for the second.  I thought this was a great way to make two cards at the same time.

The coordinating Bonanza Buddies Dies were used to die cut the Toucan, Koala, hat, and balloon.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Garden Green.   For the Koala, I also used the Subtle Embossing folder to emboss the Terracotta Tile cardstock strip.

Here is the video showing the making of both cards:

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A Daisy For You

or maybe two!  This past week in my Tuesday with Teresa segment on Facebook, I shared how to make these two fun Daisy cards.

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First up is this fun front using Mint Macaron as my card base.  The Birch stamp gives a fun backdrop for my daisy and is stamped in Crumb Cake ink.  The Daisy is stamped on Whisper White scrap and die cut with the Stitched Square.  A second daisy is stamped on another scrap and punched with the Large Daisy punch.  The bee is from the Honey Bee bundle found in the Occasion catalog.  A little Wink of Stella on the flower center and the bee finish it off.

The second card is a design I came across by demonstrator Wendy Cranford.  This is called the Triple Flap Fold:

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I like different folds and openings and this definitely fit the bill.  The colors for this card are Early Espresso, Night of Navy and Soft Sea Foam.

I’ve created this PDF for the dimensions for both cards.

Here is the video where I make both:

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Squirrelly Love

Hi! Today I have the second card I made during this past Tuesday’s Facebook Live featuring the Special Someone Stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

Isn’t he cute?  Once again I used the Blender Pen to color the squirrel after stamping him with Early Espresso ink.  You’ll note that the squirrel and balloon are die cut – this is because Stampin’ Up! has created a set of dies that will be available on Feb 4 as part of the Coordination release!  LOVE IT!!!

The grass is also one of the dies in the set.  I used Old Olive cardstock for that.

The balloon is stamped in Real Red ink and is 2-step stamping.  I did the full heart first and then the outline as I find it easier to stamp this way.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set in the Annual catalog.  Inside says Happy Valentine’s Day which was one of the greetings in the January Paper Pumpkin Kit.

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Here’s the video showing the use of the Blender Pen to color the squirrel:

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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.

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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:

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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!

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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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For the Love of Honey

Hi!  Welcome to the New Occasions Catalog!  I LOVE this catalog!  So many great products and loaded with inspiration!

I’ll admit, I wasn’t in love with this suite when I first skimmed through the catalog, but after seeing a few creations, I knew I had to get it.  On Tuesday, I shared this bundle in my Facebook Live for these two cards.

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This layout may look familiar as I did share it last year during Sale-A-Bration featuring the Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I couldn’t resist, since I had a few scraps laying on my table to make it again with this new suite.  The Designer Series Paper is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn FREE when making a $50 minimum purchase (prior to S/H and tax) in my on-line store.  The Bee is stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink and die cut using the coordinating dies.  I used Daffodil Delight Dard Stampin’ Blend to color the bee and then Wink of Stella Clear on the wings.  The sentiment is from the set as well – and punched using the Classic Label Punch.

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For this card, I used a few more of the dies to cut the honeycomb, hive and bees.  Crushed Curry Ink, JetBlack StaZon and the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend are my colors.

You will find both cards in this video:

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A Little Winter Inspiration

Hi! This week I am featuring the Let It Snow Suite in the Holiday Catalog!  I hope you enjoy it!

To kick it off, I have this adorable Kisses Gift Card Holder for you!

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I truly fell in love with this suite in the Holiday Catalog and I believe you will, too!  Who couldn’t use a cute way to present a gift card!  (And a little chocolate!)

The snowmen are from the Let it Snow Designer Series Specialty Paper.  The sentiment and snowflakes are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set.  The beauty of this bundle – it comes complete with stamp set, punch, specialty paper, and embellishments!  So many uses for this suite with the upcoming holidays.

The base of this project measure 6 3/4 x 9 3/4″.  Here’s where to score:

On the 9 3/4″ side, score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/4″, 8 1/4″, and 9 1/4″

On the 6 3/4″ side, score at 1″ and 5 3/4″.

Cut off the sides from the top to the 5 1/4″ score line.

Cut off the two small bottom tabs.

Cut in on the 6 1/4, 7 1/4 and 8 1/4″ score lines.

Here’s a template to show you what your card stock should look like when you are done, and the placement of the Tear & Tape to make the box:

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And here is a video showing how I made this project.  It is the second project – the first is a card that will coordinate with this adorable gift card holder:

I would love to hear your thoughts on today’s project!  If you need any of the supplies for this project, simply click on the product link below to shop in my store!

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