A Few Fun Folds

Say that a few times quick!  Today I have the cards I shared in my Facebook Live this past week featuring the Come to Gather Suite.   Being a big lover of fall, this set is perfect for me!

First up, we have this fun fold called the Joy Fold Card.

Joy Fold, Fun Folds, Come To Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I just love the colors in the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and used that for my color pallet on this card.

Here are the dimensions for each of the layers:

  • Base: Mint Macaron – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 5 1/2″
  • Flap: Pretty Peacock – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″
  • DSP 1:  5 1/4 ” x 4″
  • DSP 2: 2 3/4″ x  4″
  • Whisper White: 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ – need 2

Here is the card opened up:

Joy Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

 

The second card features the Overlay Fold:

Overlay Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I had a lot of fun with the leaves in this card – I dipped the die itself onto the ink pad before running it through the Big Shot!

Here are the dimensions for these layers:

  • Base: Early Espresso – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ – score the 5 1/4″ side at 1″
  • Overlay Panel: Early Espresso – 4″ x 4 3/16″
  • DSP: Come to Gather – 3 3/4″ x 3″
  • Whisper White: 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Optional (not used in this card) for front: 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Scraps: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Here is the video showcasing how both cards are made:

Hope you enjoyed these 2 fun folds today!

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I Get By

with a little help from my friends.  Ok – did you sing it like I did?  LOL.  Couldn’t help it.  I saw this little guy in the Annual Catalog and he looked like he could use a little help.   Finally had a chance to play with him and wanted to share.

Back on Your Feet, Foil Embossing, Stampin' Up!, SU! #2019AnnualCatalog

Doesn’t he look like he could use a little help getting back on his feet?  I have a friend who underwent a heart transplant last week and thought this little guy might just cheer him up.    The turtle and sentiment are from the Back on Your Feet stamp set.

The background is the Noble Peacock Foil sheet measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″,  embossed with he Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.  Isn’t that just perfect for this turtle?   Thank you to Gloria Plunkett for the great idea!

The turtle is stamped in Black StaZon ink and colored using Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  The Granny Apple Green and Garden Green pencils matched pretty well with the Old Olive Foil.

These are layered on Early Espresso card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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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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Fun with Foil

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring the Noble Peacock Foil from the Annual Catalog.  I CASE’d the card from Gail Ellis, an Australian Demonstrator.  I love her style.

Noble Peacock Foil, Tasteful Textures, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The card features the Tasteful Textures stamp set for the sentiment and the butterflies are from the Enjoy Life stamp set.

The foil is embossed using the Tufted Embossing Folder.  The lace edge is die cut using one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits.   Two pieces of Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon is used to adorn the edge.   The final touch is the rhinestones placed under the sentiment.

We will be making this card in my August Fun with Foil class.  If you are local to Northborough, MA, USA and would like to join me, please send me an email for the details.

We are in the midst of Bonus Days – for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you spend in the month of July, you will earn a $5 Bonus Coupon good on a purchase in August!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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Here’s the Bird!

Hi!  Today I have another card featuring the Free as a Bird Bundle!

Birds, Hello, Friendship, Laser Cut Card, Free As A Bird, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I love the coordinating Laser Cut Lace cards that are part of the Bird Ballad Suite – they are just gorgeous!

For this card, I layered a piece of Soft Seafoam behind the laser cut front.  The birds are stamped with Jet Black StaZon ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.   They were then die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels that are part of the bundle.  A piece of Soft Suede is used for the mat.  The sentiment is also die cut and a small piece of Linen Thread finishes it off.

This is one of the cards we will be making at June’s Card Club on June 29th.  If you are interested in joining me, send me an email and I’ll give you the details.  Registration ends on June 24th.

Did you know Stampin’ Up! has created bundles to make ordering all the products in a suite easier?  Now you just need to order the Bird Ballad Suite to get the stamp set, dies, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Bird Ballad trinkets and the tin of Laser Cut cards!  How awesome is that!

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2019 Annual Catalog Is Here!

Hi!  I know I’m a little late with this announcement, but the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is now LIVE!  Click on the catalog image on the right to check out all the awesome products we now offer!   Want your own hard copy?  Send me a note and I’ll get one in the mail to you!

I held  my Catalog Kick-off Party Friday night, and here is the card attendees were able to make:

Flowers, Thank You, Free As A Bird, 2019 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Funny that I showcased the Free as A Bird stamp set and there isn’t a single bird on the card.  Just goes to show how versatile the Bird Ballad Suite is for creating.  This card showcases some of the new In Colors as well:

  • Pretty Peacock
  • Seaside Spray
  • Terracotta Tile

I did pair these with the Soft Seafoam from the Subtles Color Collection.   Love these new colors!  And do you see the ribbon peeking behind the sentiment?  So pretty!

From now through June 24th, I am gifting each person who places a minimum $25 order (US, prior to S/H and tax) with a pack of 10 card bases and 10 pieces of coordinating Designer Series Paper.  Shop my on-line store and use Host Code:  2EYY99AN

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Goodbye Little Bear

Hi!  Back today with a card featuring the retiring A Little Wild and the coordinating dies.

Animals, A Little Wild, Puzzle Pieces, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This little guy is just adorable and I am going to miss him as he is retiring June 3.  You still have a few days left to pick him up!

For this card, I stamped the elements in Jet Black StaZon ink and used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color.  The bear is stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and die cut.  You will need to trim around his ear, as the dies are for tags – but we weren’t using his back side.  The background image was then run through the Big Shot with the Puzzle Pieces framelit.

TIP:  The best way to keep these all together, while the pieces are still in the die, apply your adhesive to the backside.  Remove the puzzle pieces you do not want, and then place over your mat layer and push the pieces down.  This way, you do not have to reassemble the puzzle!

The puzzle is layered on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this folder!  A MUST HAVE for everyone!

The base is a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

Don’t forget to shop my On-Line store for your favorites before they are gone in just 2 short days!

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Everything is Rosy

Hi!  A gorgeous card for you  today featuring the May Product Medley – Everything is Rosy.  This bundle is ONLY available until May 31 – so if you haven’t gotten it yet – now is the time!

Birthday, Flowers, Everything is Rosy, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I just love how this card turned out!  A little bit more stamping but with the dies and the stamp set in the bundle, still pretty quick to make.  The flowers and leaves are stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.   The colors used are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, and Flirty Flamingo.

A frame was created using the Stitched Rectangle dies (not included in the product medley).

The Product Medley does include all these goodies:

 

Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—
18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
• Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies;
largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—
48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
• Printed die cuts—2 sheets
• Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
• Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—
60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
• Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—
10 yards (9.1 m)
• Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—
10 yards (9.1 m)
• Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

This is roughly $110 worth of product that you get for just $80!!

Click here to order your medley today!

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Gearing Up

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring the Geared Up Garage suite from the Occasions Catalog.  With Father’s Day fast approaching, thought you might need a little inspiration.

Masculine, Geared Up Garage, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This card uses a fun technique called Tarnished Foil.  And it is so easy!  Simply drag your Jet Black StaZOn pad over your Champagne Foil before you run it through your Big Shot with the gear die from Geared Up Garage suite!

For this particular card, I die cut 2 sets of gears.  These are attached to the retiring In Color, Tranquil Tide.  I had the top set over hang the edge of the Tranquil Tide layer (which was first embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder), and just trimmed it off with Paper Snips.  I then took that piece that was trimmed and adhered it to the edge of the sentiment panel.

The Tranquil Tide top layer was mounted on a piece of Gray Granite Card stock (I LOVE this color!).  The sentiment is inked in Jet Black StaZon and stamped on Gray Granite as well.

The base is Tranquil Tide – 5 1/2″  x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

Don’t forget, just a few more days to get your favorites from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

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Coffee with a Twist

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a card featuring the retiring Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating dies.  I had seen this background technique a while ago but hadn’t gotten around to trying it just recently and loved it!  So easy and so fun!  Just imagine the different colors you could do.

Coffee, Coffee Cafe, Friends, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this background, I dragged the edge of Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inkpads back and forth across a piece of Whisper White card stock.  That’s all there is to it!

The sentiment and cup outline are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The straw and foam are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The coordinating dies are used to cut out all the pieces.

The background is matted on Early Espresso card stock and the base is thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

I am sad to see this set go – it is a great set for many occasions.  If you haven’t added it to your collection yet, click on the product link below to get to my store and get it before it is gone.  June 3rd is your last chance!

If you are shopping in my store, I’d love it if you’d use the following Host Code for an order below $150 (US, prior to S/H and tax):  JJUMVMT2

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