A Little Twist

on an old favorite.  I debuted the Double Point fold a while ago and wanted to change it up a little to kick off the new 2020 Annual Catalog!

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I must say, the Forever Fern Suite is one of my favorites in this new catalog.  The colors are gorgeous together and I can see quite a few uses for this bundle.   While I am only debuting the stamp set and Designer Series Paper, there are coordinating dies as well – making this a fabulous addition to your paper crafting go-tos.

For this card, I chose Pretty Peacock, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Gray for my color palette.   The sentiment is actually from the Beauty Abounds set – just to show how versatile the images are with other sets.

Here are the dimensions for the supplies needed:

  • Base Pretty Peacock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White -4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 3″ (need 2)
  • Scraps large enough for stamping and mat using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Here’s the video on how to make the card:

You can now order from the 2020 Annual Catalog and I hope the Forever Fern bundle is on your list!  Shop my on-line store today!

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A Happy Soul

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card using the retiring Pigment Sprinkles and the retiring Tasteful Textures bundle.  I am sad to see both of these products leave as they make beautiful cards.

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The background is created using the Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo Pigment sprinkles, Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water.  The fun thing about using these sprinkles, every background you create will be different – even when using the same products.   There is a video at the end of this post that shows you how it is created.

Once your watercolor paper has dried, die cut it with the largest Stitched Circle die.  While you are at, cut one from Whisper White card stock as well.  Before putting your die cutting machine aside, take the Whisper White circle, and run it through with the petal die from the Tasteful Backgrounds coordinating die set.

Using the same watercolor paper, punch the leaves and flowers and set aside.

Using a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White card stock, stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner with Gray Granite ink (this has become my new favorite neutral).  Also, use the lined stamp from the Tasteful Textures stamp set and stamp on the top where the circle will go.  This adds just a little something around the circle and brings in the neutral of the sentiment.

The base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

Here’s the video on creating the background and flowers and putting the card together.

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More Silhouette Fun

Hi!  I am back today with another card featuring the Silhouette Scenes bundle!

Silhouette Scenes, Sponging, Love, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The background for this card was creating using a mask.  I tend to make my masks using the white cardboard that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs.  I cut the mask to the size of my card front  in this case 3 3/4″ x 5″.  I then die cut a hole using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (or any other shape you’d like).

The colors used for the background, starting at the bottom, are Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Night of Navy.  These are sponged onto the cardstock once the mask is in place.      I then sprinkled a few water drops  on the sponged area and dabbed with a paper towel.

The couple and sentiment are stamped with Jet Black StaZon.

The image panel measures 3 3/4″ x 5.  This is mounted on Basic Black cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Pacific Point cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

If you’d like to see how this card was made, check out the video in this post.

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Can I Go Back?

Hi!  Today I have a card that takes me back to my childhood.    I bought this set shortly after it came out in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and hadn’t played with it until recently (this is what happens when there are so many awesome products to play with – hard to choose!)

Dream, Silhouette Scenes, Sponging, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

I loved to swing as a kid and this little girl brought back so many sweet memories of playing in the park.  I was lucky to live within walking distance of the town park where I grew up – and playing on the swings, slides and monkey bars with friends was so much fun.

For the background on this card, I sponged Crushed Curry on the bottom, followed by Rich Razzleberry and ending with Pacific Point.  Going for a setting sun type of look.

This stamp set has a coordinating set of dies – and the tree is one of the dies in the set.  For this card, it was cut from Basic Black Cardstock.  I set the tree on the sponged background to give me an idea of where to stamp the swing – then moved it before stamping.  The swing is stamped in Jet Black StazOn.  Given how big the tree and branches are, a little trimming needed to happen before attaching the image panel to the Basic Black mat.

The base for the card is Pacific Point –  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

While this stamp set and coordinating dies are carrying over to the 2020 Annual Catalog – the 10% bundle price is not.  So, if this bundle is on your list, consider picking it up now, and save 10%!

This card is second card made in this video:

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Touched by Kindness

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring the retiring Lovely is the Day and Lovely Leaves Coordinating Dies.

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This bundle is just stunning to work with.  I love the look of this card and that the die does not cut out completely but allows you to pop out the leaves and flowers for a more 3-D look.

I am sad that is retiring on June 2nd.  If you haven’t purchased this bundle yet, head to my On-Line store and get it today!  You won’t regret it!

This card uses two of the 2019-2021 In Colors – Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock.  The large flowers were colored with the Stampin’ Write markers, while the leaves and little flowers were colored with a Blender Pen and ink pad for a softer look and to add dimension to the flowers.

The sentiment, also from the set, is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  The small strips of card stock – Gray Granite being the base and neutral, measure 1/4″ x 1″.  A rhinestone finishes the card.

You can watch this video to see how I did the card:

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Ornate Thanks

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  I had so much fun last month and decided to play along this month.

Our theme is once again Thanks.  With everything going on in the world today, it is extremely important that we show appreciation to those around us.

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I first shared this style of fold back in August 2018.  I hadn’t used it since, and decided that this new suite (available now and debuting in the 2020 Annual Catalog) was perfect!

I love the Designer Series Paper and felt it made the perfect background for my card.   The flower is stamped with Early Espresso ink and colored with So Saffron and Old Olive markers.  The sentiment is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink.

The cardstock dimensions are:

  • Base:  Terracotta Tile – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Base Layers:
    • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – need 2 (one for the front and one for the back)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – (for the back)
    • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Early Espresso – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Pop-out: Early Espresso – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Pop-out Layers –
    • Terracotta Tile –  2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
    • Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • Scraps for second part of sentiment and flowers

For the Base, score the 4 1/4″ x  11″ at 1/2″, 2″, 4″ and 5 1/2″

For the Pop-out, score the  2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ at 1/2″ and 2″ on the 5 1/2″ side

Here is the video (it is the second card) on how to put it all together.

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The Ornate Garden suite is now available for purchase.  Just shop my on-line store for your favorite ones.

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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:

Easter, Welcome Easter, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

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:

Fold Flat Pop-Out Template, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!

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!

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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Welcome to the Jungle

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

Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions        Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

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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