In The Field

Hi!  Today I am saying goodbye to a few more of my favorite stamps and embossing folder.  I shared these cards in my Facebook Live last night.

Field Journal, Masculine, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

The main images are from the Field Journal stamp set.   I wanted to show that the set could be used for feminine cards as well as masculine.  I also incorporate Here’s A Card – a great sentiment set for both the front and inside of the card as well as the Swirly Frames stamp set – great for adding a little punch to your cards.  I decided to use the same color palate for both cards – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.

Both pieces of Cherry Cobbler have been embossed.  The berry card uses the Old World Paper Embossing Folder – love the texture you get from this folder.  The Chipmunk uses the Subtle Embossing Folder – a little hard to see in this picture – but does add a nice touch to the overall card.  I am sad to see both folders leaving our line-up next week.

If you are missing any of these products, simply click on them below to go to my store and add them to your cart.  They are truly a great addition to your crafting stash!

Here’s the video showing both cards and how they are made:

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Sunshine on A Rainy Day

Hi and Good Morning!  It is a rainy Saturday here for me and I could use a little brightening up – so decided to share with you today this fun interactive card featuring one of my favorite sets that is sadly retiring on May 3.

Just Because, Friendship. Under My Umbrella, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

The images for this card are from the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  The set along with the coordinating Umbrella Builder punch are both leaving us on May 3.    I die cut squares using the two largest stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies (also retiring on May 3).

The boots and flowers are stamped with Black Memento Ink and colored with the following Stampin’ Blends:  Real Red, Pool Party, Old Olive and So Saffron.

I did mention the card is interactive – if you pull on the ribbon, the boots flip open to reveal this:

Just Because, Friendship. Under My Umbrella, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

Isn’t that so cool?  These are so easy to make!

You will need the following supplies to make this card:

  • Base Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half
  • Layer Basic White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ – I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder (A favorite that is also retiring)
  • Strip Pool Party – 2″ x 6″ – score at 2″ and 2 1/2″
  • Tag Topper Punch (also retiring)
  • Classic Label Punch (also retiring)
  • Tear & Tape
  • Dimensionals
  • Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon
  • Scraps of Pool Party – to die cut largest square
  • Scraps of Basic White – to die cut second largest square – need 2

You can see how to make this fun interactive card in this video:

Please let me know if you have any questions – I’m happy to answer them!

Just a reminder, the following items used in this card are retiring and are available while supplies last – so if they aren’t a part of your crafting supplies – click on the link below the item to head over to my store to get them before they are gone.

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Happy Birthday Chick

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set.  Do you recall the Hey Chick set from 2017?  Well, this is it’s sister set and is in the January-June Mini Catalog.

Hey Birthday Chick, Happy Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

These two are so cute!  I love the mop of feathers on the chicken eating the cupcake – it just cracks me up.  If you recall, the Hey Chick stamp set from 2017 had an egg with legs – in this set, the egg has hatched!  I truly love how these sets pair together.

But, even better – Stampin’ Up! has created coordinating dies for BOTH sets AND brought back the Hey Chick stamp set for a limited time as well!  How awesome is that?  I snagged the coordinating dies for both sets and will show you a picture of those dies in a minute.

Back to this particular card, I decided to do a fun Corner Flip Fold – you can check it out in this video – I make a template in the video which I hope is easy enough for you to follow.  If not, please ask – I’m happy to answer your questions!

My colors are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Basic White for the Card Stock.  I did use the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack behind the main panel.  I added a little sparkle to the cupcake with the Wink of Stella glitter pen:

I used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen to color the images.

Ok – so, let’s check out these dies.  For the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set:

 

Besides the die cuts for the chickens, there is a also a fence and bag of feed along with the Happy Birthday I used on my card.  I love that they have added extra elements!

For the Hey Chick dies, check these out!

 

A Hen House, Corn Stalk and Chicken Wire – SOOOO CUTE!!!   LOVE IT!!  So, if you missed out on the Hey Chick Stamp Set back in 2017, now is your chance to snag it!  If you already have it – purchase the coordinating dies and dust it off – so many more possibilities!

AND – lastly – purchase BOTH bundles and you will get FREE SHIPPING!  BUT this deal is only for today, March 17! So DO NOT WAIT!  Click here to head over to my store and grab these adorable bundles today!

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Kiss Sale-A-Bration Goodbye!

Hi!  This is it.  The last 2 days of Sale-A-Bration and we are sending it out with a bang.  Place a $50 order (prior to S/H and tax) by Sunday, Feb 28 at 8pm EST and you will receive my favorite adhesive – Dimensionals – PLUS supplies to make 5 cards (3 of which are pictured here) as a THANK YOU from me!

Shop now in my On-Line Store

Fun Fold, #JanFeb2021SAB, Stampin' Up!, SU!, A Touch of Ink, Berry Blessings, Approaching Perfection

I kicked off my Facebook On-Line Event – join here – this morning with a video showing how to make these 3 cards.  This is such a fun and easy layout.

Here are the dimensions:

  • Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and then cut off 3″ along the 11″ side.
  • Basic White – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut at 2 1/4″ along the 3 1/4″ side
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4″

Watch this video to see how to make the cards:

The Designer Series Paper and stamps will all be gone after Feb 28 – so don’t miss this great opportunity to get yourself something for FREE with your $50 or $100 purchase.

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A Little Birthday Snail

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend! Since I kicked off the week yesterday with a Snail Valentine, I decided to continue the theme and today we have a Snail Birthday.

Snailed It, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fun Fold, #JanJuneMini2021

Do you remember this fold from 2018?  It is the double point fold that I came across from Lisa Curcio.  Since it’s been a few years, I figured it was time to revisit it.  It is relatively easy to do and a great way to use your Designer Series Paper.

  1. Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper 3″ x 4″.  Score at 1″ along the 3″ side.  (If your paper has a direction to it, for the top flap, score at 1″ from the top, for the bottom flap, score at 1″ from the bottom”)
  2. Fold the corners furthest from the score line down to the score line.
  3. Use adhesive to hold the corners down.
  4. Attach the 1″ flap to the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock.
  5. Attach the Basic White card stock to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ colored card stock.
  6. Use punches or die cuts for your front focal image that is big enough to span the two points.
  7. Decorate as desired and stamp a sentiment under the focal image for the inside of the card if desired.
  8. Attach the focal image to the TOP ONLY using dimensionals.

Here is a video showing the card above (it is the second card in the video):

For the snail, he is stamped in Jet Black Stazon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  He is die cut with the coordinating die set.

The Stitched Nested Label dies provided the perfect layers to span the two flaps.  Did you catch the beveled edge on the Basic White layer?  That is easy to do and a great way to get more out of your dies!  Before popping out the cardstock from the die, flip it over and run your stylus along the inside edge of the die – it creates that beveled look.  (I show that in the video as well)!

And here he is in Real Red:

Snailed It, Birthday, DoublePointFold, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

We are down to the final 2 weeks of Sale-A-Bration – so make sure you place those $50 orders in my On-Line store so you don’t miss out on your FREE goodies!  You’ll find the link over to the right, or click on any of the products used below.

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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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Love Of Leaves

Hi!  How are you today?  Back today with another card featuring the Baby Wipe and Love of Leaves bundle.

Fall, Love of Leaves, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini, BabyWipe

I have fallen in love with this bundle.  I hadn’t realized when I got this set that the when you die cut a leaf, it leaves a stitched border behind.   So, I decided to use that as a frame for my leaf.  Remember when I showed you the Baby Wipe technique earlier in the week, well, I made so many leaves (and I still haven’t used them all) – that I thought I’d use one of them with the stitched outline – and this is the result.

To add interest to the card, I added three strips of Early Espresso cardstock of different widths behind the leaf.  The sentiment is stamped on the Whisper White layer.  The base is Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

A pretty easy layout to replicate.

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month – save 15% on 15 different Paper Packs – including some for the upcoming holidays!

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You Make Life Better

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights for October.  I decided to share this card using the Faux Woodburning Technique I saw done by France Martin.

Nature, Friendship, Thanks, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #FacebookLive, Faux Woodburning

I think this is a great technique for masculine cards.  The tree is from Rooted In Nature while the sentiment is from the Field Journal stamp set.

You’ll need Watercolor Paper, a water painter, Early Espresso ink and a Stamparatus.  That’s it!

Use the Stamparatus to align your image on the Watercolor paper.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat this 2-3 times to make sure you have a good amount of ink on your paper.

Run the water painter back and forth (side-to-side, left-to-right or right-to-left) over the image to cover your watercolor paper. This pulls some of the Early Espresso ink over the paper giving that Woodburning look.

Here’s a video where I share this technique:

If you are so inclined, I’d love your vote for my card in Kylie’s Highlights.  Simply head over here and click on the heart in the upper right hand corner of my card to vote for it. It is Number 48.  Make sure you check out all the other entries!

Don’t forget, the Designer Series Paper sale that is happening this month!  You’ll have 15 different papers on sale in my on-line store. Hop on over and pick up your favorites!

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Do You Love Fall?

I do!!  (I’m sure you know that by now!).  Anyway, today I have two cards for you – though they are made together using the 2 for 1, or Split Card or ….  not really sure what it is called …  technique.

Fall, Hello, Friendship, Forever Fern, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2for1, Split Card, #2020AnnualCatalog

I had seen this technique a while ago but didn’t have a chance to try it out until a few weeks ago when getting ready for my Facebook Live.  The gist of the technique, take a larger sheet of cardstock – for this I used 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ sheet of Whisper White – then stamp up the middle.  Cut the card in half at 3 1/4″ and you have 2 card fronts!

I decided to do this with the Emboss Resist technique – so I stamped the leaves from the Forever Fern bundle in Versamark and Embossed with Whisper White Embossing powder.  I then sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks – wiping off the ink over the embossed leaves after each color.  The final step was to stamp the flowers, smaller leaves and splatter stamps in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.   The sentiments are stamped in Cajun Craze.

Emboss Resist, Fall, Friendship, SplitCard, 2for1, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I matted the stamped panels on Early Espresso measuring 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″.  I tied Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon and Copper Ribbon together around this layer.

The Cajun Craze mat layer is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  The base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

I love how these cards turned out!  If you are looking for a quick technique for mass producing, try this 2-For-1 layout – you can just use stamps and inks – no need to Emboss Resist if time is an issue.

Here’s a look at the second card:

Emboss Resist, 2for1, SplitCard, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Forever Fern, Hello, Friendship, #2020AnnualCatalog

Here’s a video showing how the cards were made:

I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Flowers For Every Season Class!  Deadline Sept 18!

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There’s still room for the World Card Making class on Oct 2nd and 3rd!  Sign up here:  WCMD Class Flowers for Every Season

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You Make the World

Hi!  Today I am excited to be participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is THANK YOU!   I loved this sentiment from the Beautiful World and thought I don’t appreciate the men in my life enough – so here is a card to do so.

I started with the new Cinnamon Cider In Color for the base of my card stock.  This is a very warm color  and thought it fitting for the card.   The base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ along the 8 1/2″ side.  The card is folded in the middle at 4 1/4″.   Fold back on the front panel on the 1 1/4″ score line.

I used the World of Good Specialty Designer Paper for my three strips.  The first strip is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, the green strip is 1″ x 5 1/4″ and the Black and Gold grid is 1″ x 5 1/4″.

The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Cinnamon Cider ink and die cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.  This is layerd on a Basic Black square.  This is adhered to the folded front flap so it hangs over the edge of the flap.

The world is die cut using Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso cardstock.  It is attached to the front with dimensionals.

To see how I made the card, it is the second one in this video:

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