Puddle Jumping

Hi!  How are you today?  Did you get a chance to check out the fun Z-Fold card yesterday?  As promised, I am back today with another fun fold featuring the Playing in the Rain Bundle.

Playing in the Rain, Just Because, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanAprilMini2023

Isn’t this guy just the cutest?  I love this suite and this fold.  It is pretty easy to do and the critters make such fun cards.

Here are the dimensions for the pieces needed:

  • Base – Basic Gray – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Gray – 5 1/2″ x 3″, score at 5″
  • Designer Series Paper – Umbrellas – 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper – Rain – 4 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Basic White Scraps for bunny and sentiment
  • Balmy Blue strip – 2 3/4″ x 1/4″

The bunny is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo pack for the rain jacket, Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends for the ears and nose, and Smoky Slate light and Balmy Blue light Stampin’ Blends for the puddle.  Please note that the coordinating die will ONLY cut the bunny, so you will need to use Paper Snips to cut out the puddle.

The sentiment from Happy Labels is stamped on a Basic White scrap and the flag tail is created using the Banners Pick A Punch.  The Balmy Blue strip is also created with the same punch.

Here is a view of the card opened up :

Playing in the Rain, Fun Fold, Fancy Fold, Just Because, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanAprilMini2023

The second card in this video shows you how to assemble the card.

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold today.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Happy Day Turtle

Hi!  Today I have  the first of 2 cards using the Playing in the Rain Bundle and fun folds.   First up is a slight twist to the Z-fold.

Playing in the Rain, Just Because, Z-Fold, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanAprilMini2023

Instead of using the full card to create the Z, a separate piece of card stock measuring 9 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ is used.

Here is the card opened:

Playing in the Rain, Just Because, Z-Fold, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanAprilMini2023

Here are the measurements for the layers:

  • Base – Balmy Blue – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper -4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Z-Fold – 4 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ – score at 3 1/4″, 6 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper for middle panel of Z-fold – 3″ x 4″
  • Basic White for sentiment – 3″ x 4″

The turtle is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the following colors Shell – Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack.

The clouds are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and die cut with coordinating die.  The grasses are die cut from a scrap of Old Olive card stock.

To see the demonstration for this card, here is the video:

The Designer Series Paper is the Rain or Shine DSP pack from the January-April Mini Catalog – and is part of the suite that this stamp set and dies are in.

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Check back tomorrow when I’ll have a different fold using this same bundle.

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Fabulous Fancy Flora

Hi!  Happy Friday! Today I have a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) to share with you using the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper in the January-April Mini Catalog.

I had wanted to create a 6″x6″ OSW to help my customers use the papers they received in their Designer Series Paper Share for this Mini and for Sale-A-Bration.  Here is my cutting layout for the paper:

One Sheet Wonder, OSW, Designer Series Paper, DSP, Fancy Flora, Stampiin' Up!, #JanAprilMini2023

Cut the 6″x6″ in half so you have 2 pieces that are 3″ x 6″.  Cut one of the pieces in half so you have 2 pieces measuring 3″x3″.  Cut the second 3″x6″ at 4″, so you have a 4″x3″ and 2″x3″.  Cut the 4″x3″ into 3 1″ pieces – keeping them in order.

Here is Card 1:

Fancy Flora DSP, Charming Sentiments, OSW, Stampin' Up!, #JanAprilMini2023

The base of the card is Basic White Thick cardstock, measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.  The 3″x3″ DSP is matted on a piece of Soft Suede cardstock measuring 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″.  The layer behind is Soft Suede cardstock measuring 2″ x 5 1/2″ and embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  The sentiment is from Charming Sentiments in the Annual Catalog and stamped with Soft Succulent Ink.

Here is Card 2:

Fancy Flora, OSW, Campology, Grove Dies, Book Binding Technique, Stampin' Up!, #AnnualCatalog2023, #JanAprilMini2023

For Card 2, I flipped over the Designer Series Paper to make a masculine card.  I also decided to do the Book Binding Technique – which is very easy.  The base of the card is Basic White,  measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 5″.  Fold as normal at 4 1/4″.  Fold up on the 5″ score line.  Attach of piece of Burlap ribbon using Tear & Tape to the front of the card between the two folds.  Then use two strips of Tear & Tape on the inside between the two folds to adhere the 3/4″ strip to create the binding.  Attach the two pieces of Designer Series Paper to a piece of Soft Suede cardstock measuring 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Attach to the card base.  Stamp the sentiment from Charming Sentiments in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Basic White and die cut with coordinating die.  Stamp the trees from Campology on a piece of Basic White measuring 2″ x 3 1/2″ in Evening Evergreen ink.  Use a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker to color in the trunks of the trees.  Attach to a piece of Soft Suede card stock measuring 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ and adhere to card front.   Die cut a deer using the Grove dies from Early Espresso scrap.  Attach to card front  Attach sentiment at bottom.

Here is Card 3:

OSW, Fancy Flora, Charming Sentiments, Two-Tone Flora, Stampin' Up!, #JanAprilMini2023

I love this layout – and I am sure you have seen it in the past here on my blog.  But if not, I highly encourage you to use it as I believe you’ll love it as much as I do.  Attach the 1″x4″ pieces of  DSP to 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ strips of Soft Suede cardstock.  Similar to the DSP, you can start with a piece of cardstock measuring 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″, then cut into 3- 1 1/8″ strips.  The base of this card is Basic White Thick cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  You can stagger the placement of the strips as I did, or you can align them across your card front.  Using the large flower from the Two-Tone Flora stamp set, stamp the base of the flower in Crumb Cake ink and the details in Soft Suede ink.  Die cut with coordinating dies.  Stamp the leaves in Soft Succulent and die cut with coordinating dies.  Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Basic White and die cut with the coordinating Sentiment Silhouettes die.  Attach the flower and leaves to the card front and then attach the sentiment.

Here is the FaceBook Live I did showcasing the cuts and how each card was made:

I hope you have enjoyed my One Sheet Wonder and give it a try.

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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.

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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!

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I’m So Glad

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the winner’s from September’s International Blog Highlights!  I am so excited to be part of this month’s Top 10.   I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.

To say thanks – I made this card for YOU!

Friendship, Fall, Love of Leaves, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Sept2020BlogHopWinner, #2020AugDecMini

You see, I love creating cards, stamping and sharing my knowledge with you in the hopes of inspiring you and bringing out your creativity.  So, yes, I am so glad you are in my life!

For this card, I used a few different techniques.  We will start with the background.  I ran my Crumb Cake ink pad over the inside front of my Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, placed my Whisper White card stock inside then ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.   This is layered on Early Espresso card stock which is layered on Thick Whisper White card stock.

For the leaves, I used the Love Of Leaves stamp set from the August-December mini and the Baby Wipe technique.  Using generic baby wipes (these are the best as they typically do not have a design in them that you could inadvertently pick up when doing this technique – ask me how I know), drop ink from different colors of reinkers on to folded baby wipes (I used 3 wipes to make my pad).  The colors for the leaves are Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green.  Make sure the area you cover with the reinkers is large enough for your largest stamp.  These baby wipes become your ink pad.  Ink the stamps using the baby wipes and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  This is a fun technique.  The more you use the baby wipe, the more blended your colors will become.   You can watch this video here to see how I created my ink pad (the first part of the video is the creation of the pad):

I then die cut the leaves using the coordinating Stitched Leaves dies.   I also die cut the largest leaf from Cajun Craze card stock.   These are adhered together using Seal Adhesive.  A piece of Linen Thread is tied around the top of the leaves.  They are attached to the card front using dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink on a  strip of Whisper White card stock.  The left end is punched using the Banners Pick A Punch.  A small strip of Early Espresso is placed behind the sentiment.

A little leaf from the In Good Taste Embellishment pack is used to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for being a part of my stamping family!  I truly do appreciate your support and am so happy you are part of my life.

Make sure you check out the rest of the winners!

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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!

FlowersForEverySeason Class, WCMD, Stampin' Up!, #2020AnnualCatalog

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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Ready For Fall?

Hi!  Today is the start of a new week and I hope the beginning of a good one for you.  As most people who have followed me for a while know, fall is my favorite time of year.  I know its still a little ways off, but I couldn’t resist pulling out the Rooted In Nature stamp set and dies for this card.

Rooted in Nature, Fall, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I love the colors for this card – Terracotta Tile, Pear Pizzazz and Gray Granite.  The fun in this card comes from the two leaves at the top – this is the Faux Suede technique.  It is very easy, you simply take a bone folder to break the fibers in your card stock and separate the cardstock into 2 layers.   Here’s the video for that – the technique starts at around 9:30:

The sentiment is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  The card is finished off with the Braided Linen Trim.

I hope you give this technique a try – and see how a little bit of dimension can be added to spice up your card.

Just a reminder, Bonus Days Redemption is this month.  If you earned $5 coupons during July, you have until August 31 to redeem them.  Also, if you live in a state offering a tax free weekend today, there are Stampin’ Up! products that qualify as follows:

There’s still time to get in on the August-December Mini Catalog Suite Shares!  Check them out here:  Suite Shares

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A Subtle Fall

Hi!  Today I have a card that I shared in this past week’s Facebook Live featuring the Colorful Seasons stamp set in the Annual Catalog.

Leaves, Fall, Colorful Seasons, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The leaves on this card are done with the Emboss Resist Technique.  I did change it up a little so that I had a more subtle look to my card by sponging on ink before embossing the leaf, then sponging more ink over the embossed image.  I love fall and feel that this captures the colors near the end of the season.

The background is the Birch stamp and the sentiment is from the Here’s a Card set (a must have in my book!)

This card is the  second one I share in this video:

I’d love to know what you think and if you’ve tried the Emboss Resist technique or not.

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Sweet Cupcake

Hi! Back today with another birthday card using the fun flap fold showcased last week.

Birthday, Hello Cupcake, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2019SaleABration, Fancy Fold

In case you missed it, here is a link to the post where I shared this fold and a PDF with the dimensions for the layers.

For this card, I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper for my background and the Hello, Cupcake stamp set that can be chosen FREE during Sale-A-Bration!   The base of the card is Night of Navy.  Here’s a close up of the cupcake – I added Wink of Stella Clear to the frosting:

Cupcake, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2019Sale-A-Bration

Such a fun and sweet card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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