Celebrating Birthdays

Today the monthly card class was held with the theme, “Celebrating Birthdays”.  As you can guess from the title, the projects were birthday cards.  In addition, several of the cards involved the use of different folds.  The feature card today is a crisscross fold pocket card and is the perfect card to use when you want to attach a gift card.  I originally saw this card design several years ago on Linda Heller’s Stamping School.  Though I had made the card design before it was not made in any of my previous classes.  It is a fun card design to use and can be tailored for any occasion. The card uses one 6″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper so you can make two with one sheet of paper quickly.  Plus, it’s a great way to use up extra Designer Series Paper that you’ve been hoarding!  

For the crisscross birthday card the Sale-a-Bration paper, Botanical Butterfly, was used.  This is definitely one of my all time favorite papers.  Remember, this designer series paper can be selected FREE with a $50 order until March 31 (or while supplies last).   The Amazing Life and Birthday Banners Photopolymer stamp sets combine perfectly for the card sentiments.

 

Materials:
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper:  6″ x 12″, 3/4″ x 9-1/2″ coordinating strip for belly band
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3″ x 2-1/4″ for cake oval; 1-1/2″ x 3″ for banner; 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior piece
  • Grapefruit Grove Cardstock: 3″ x 2-1/2″ for oval; 1″ x 9-1/2″ for belly band
  • Stamp Sets: Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set and Birthday Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove
  • Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Detailed Trio Punch
  • Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon: approximately 3″
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • 1/8″ Handheld Punch (optional)
Cutting Directions:

I am providing written instructions but if you prefer a visual, check out Cindy Brumbaugh’s video.   Don’t let my written directions scare you – once you make one crisscross pocket card, you’ll see how easy it is!

  1. Along the 6″ side of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, score at 1/2″ the entire length of the paper.  NOTE: if the paper has a direction, be sure to score on the side that will be the bottom of the card so that the design direction is correct on the finished card.
  2. On the 12″ side of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, score at 4″ and 8″.
  3. TIP: Fold along score lines for ease in trimming.  To create a center tab that becomes the card pocket, use paper snips to cut on the 4″ and 8″ score line just up to the 1/2″ score line.  You will now have three 1/2″ x 4″ sections.  Remove the two outer sections by cutting along the 1/2″ score line up to where you snipped earlier.   You should have one 1/2″ x 4″ tab located in the center of the designer series paper. 
  4. Next cut the side angles by placing the Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Line up on a diagonal from the 4″ score line to the bottom edge (refer to photos below).  Repeat on other side.  

Folding Directions: 
  1. Proceed with finishing the pocket by folding the bottom flap up.  Apply snail adhesive to the flap back of the flap and fold one of the diagonal sides over the flap pressing to adhere to the adhesive.
  2. Fold remaining diagonal over creating the “crisscross” and use snail adhesive to adhere to other flap.
  3. Create the oval sentiment by stamping the cake onto the  whisper white cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink pad.  Color as desired with Stampin’ Write Markers.  Cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Layer onto an oval of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock cut using the Layering Ovals Framelit.
  4. Stamp the sentiment for the banner and cut using the coordinating banner from the Bunches of Banners Framelits.  
  5. Wrap the 1″ x 9-1/2″ strip of Grapefruit Grove around the card so that it meets in the front.  Layer and attach the coordinating strip of Designer Series Paper to the belly band.  
  6. Attach the oval to the belly band and finish by placing the banner across the cake as shown in the card photo.  
Inside Panel: 
  1. Stamp sentiment on card with the Stazon Jet Black ink.
  2. Round corners of the card using the Detailed Trio Punch.  
  3. Use the 1/8″ handheld punch to create a hole in the top center (or use the oblong circle on the Detailed Trio Punch).  
  4. Add ribbon to create the pull tab.  

Have fun creating your own crisscross designs! 

Be sure to check back on Wednesday.  I’ll be sharing more cards from the Celebrating Birthdays class, as well as, showing you what other fun we enjoyed!

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More Coordination

With it being the last month of Sale-a-Bration you would expect a non-eventful month right?  Not exactly because Stampin’ Up! has released their Sale-a-Bration Coordination products.  If you like the Sale-a-Bration products, then you will see that these are some wonderful products that coordinate with the current Sale-a-Bration catalog products.  

WOW!  The Hop Around Framelits sold out in record time.  Therefore, I encourage you to not delay and place your order as soon as possible.  You do not want to miss out on framelits to coordinate with your Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.

Since Framelits are my favorite, I’m very excited about these new products.  So get out your Big Shot and have fun with these new Framelits.  If you have not been able to decide on what Sale-a-Bration products you may like, maybe these new products will help you.  You can also visit my online store here to check them out.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Next week, we’re Celebrating Birthdays in the monthly card class so I’ll be sharing samples of some fun birthday cards in my next post.  

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Lovely Needlepoint

Today I would like to bring your attention to our Needlepoint Nook Suite available in the Occasions Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! always puts together some wonderful suites and this one is no different.  You can create some lovely needlepoint projects using this suite.  Also, our suites always coordinate to help you create a perfect project.  If you can dream it, you can make it with all the products working together.  Therefore, take a look at these products in action in the video below.  George also shares how the design artists created the suite. 

The Needle & Thread bundle makes up the base of the suite, visit my online store here to see all the products include in the Needlepoint Nook suite.  

With Sale-a-Bration still going on (through the end of March), you can get these products and take advantage of the sale so it’s a winning combination.  All the products are available through my online store.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday.  I will be sharing a project using the Needle & Thread Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Wednesday.

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A Sweet Surprise

What a sweet surprise!  There is a lot of hype around the “How Sweet It Is” suite.  It’s a fun suite that has so much color and sweetness wrapped into one.  Use it to create all your birthday projects this year.  The coordination is so perfect.  Sweetsuite
The bright colors scream fun!  In addition to birthday projects, the Sweet Treat cups are perfect for creating treats for all occasions.  

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Another option you have is to just purchase the Sweet Thing bundle which consists of the Sweetest Thing stamp set and Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies.  Just having these two products can give you the success to create amazing projects. 

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All our suites are in my online store. Don’t forget, during Sale-a-Bration, you can earn free product for every $50 purchase.  Take advantage of this sale while you can because the sale will end on March 31st.

Be sure to check back on Monday for project ideas using the “How Sweet It Is” Suite!    I have a variety of samples to share with you using this fun, colorful suite. 

Enjoy your weekend.

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Wonderful Techniques with Florentine Filigree

There are many wonderful techniques you can use with the Florentine Filigree stamp set.  It’s almost like creating magic before your eyes.  Bryan from Stampin’ Up! has some wonderful projects to show you exactly how you can use this stamp set.  There are some wonderful sentiments to use for a variety of occasions.  

Don’t you just love how it all comes together?  You can check out the Florentine Filigree stamp set from the Occasions Catalog in my online store here.  Remember, for every $50 in products you purchase through March 31st, you can earn a free Sale-a-Bration item.  It’s a great time to stock up while you purchase.  

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Celebrate a Second Release

Now you have more reasons to Sale-a-Brate.  Stampin’ Up! has just released some new Sale-a-Bration products that you can earn from now through March 31st.  Hooray, let’s celebrate a second release!  Take a look at the catalog below and visit my online store here to start earning your free items. 

Be sure to check out this video for the Painted Season Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper Sale-a-Bration offer!  (psst – the coordinating dies will be available on March 1, 2019)

I love the Painted Seasons bundle because that Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous.  I will be posting project ideas on my blog in upcoming posts.  Look at the products below.

Be sure to place your order so you can get the bundle for FREE.  Please note, the Four Seasons Framelits Die in this video is part of the Sale-A-Bration coordination promotion which goes live to customers March 1.

Hope you have a great weekend!   

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