Fun Quadrangle Card

Today I am sharing a fun quadrangle card.  In last month’s card class, participants were able to assemble this fun style of card.  Okay, I know the question – what is a quadrangle? A quadrangle is simply a shape with four angles. Using a quadrangle on a card front adds interest and a different style of focal point. It’s not a difficult technique and your geometry teacher will be proud of you (LOL).  Best of all, when creating a quadrangle from your cardstock or designer series paper you will have four equal pieces cut for cardmaking.  So, it’s great when you want to make multiple cards of the same design.

quadrangle greeting card

To create a quadrangle: start with a square piece of cardstock or designer series paper.  Mark the same distance on all four sides of the square.  Then cut from one mark to the opposite mark on the other side of the paper.  After cutting, you will have four quadrangles the same size.  

For this card: a 6″ x 6″ square of Bumblebee cardstock at 1-1/2″ on all four sides. It is then cut from one mark to the opposite mark on all sides.  For the smaller designer series paper quadrangle, a 5-1/4″ piece of designer series paper is being used and marked at 1-1/4″ on the four sides.  

After cutting, you will have four equal pieces:

Materials & Assembly Directions:
  1. Create a card base using Early Espresso Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4”.)
  2. Texture emboss the Mint Macaron cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Attach to the Early Espresso card base.
  3. Layer the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper to the Bumblebee cardstock angle and adhere to the Mint Macaron layer.
  4. Select the sentiment from the A Wish for Everything Stamp Set. Then, stamp the sentiment onto a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Early Espresso and Bumblebee Classic Ink Pads. Use the 2″ circle punch to cut and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add to the card front.
  5. Embellish with a bow using the 3/8” Embroidered Ribbon.

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The Designer Series Paper Sale is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  You’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

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Happy crafting…

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Scrappy Strip Technique

Have you seen the Scrappy Strip card technique?  It’s a fun technique and is a great way to use scraps of cardstock or designer series paper.  The amazing Bruno Bertucci (husband of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci) shared the technique on Kylie’s You Tube Channel.  So naturally, I decided to try the technique and selected the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for the card.  If you recall from a previous post, the paper is part of the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release.  Since it’s an early release, it’s available to order until May 31 and then will be available again on June 3 when the new Annual Catalog “goes live.”  In addition to using the designer series paper, I included strips of cardstock.  Look closely and you’ll see that the cardstock strips are texture embossed using the Ornate Garden 3D Embossing Folder.  Notice how it adds extra dimension.

Scrappy Strip Technique

Card Materials:
  • Card Base: Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold)
  • Layer 1: Early Espresso cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″)
  • Layer 2 and base for strips: Early Espresso cardstock (5″ x 3-3/4″)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (select 2 patterns) approximate sizes: 5-1/2″ x 6″ and 5-1/2″ x 4″ 
  • Terracotta Tile (5-1/2″ x 3″)
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • So Sentimental Stamp Set
  • Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stitched Shapes Dies (use the 2nd largest Oval Die)
  • Terracotta Tile Ribbon – 8″ to wrap around card panel and additional to tie a small bow (from Ornate Garden Combo Ribbon)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 3″ for sentiment, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Use the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder to texture emboss the 5-1/3″ x 3″ piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock.
  2. A total of 9 strips will be needed for the card – 7 strips from the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (6 for front of card, 1 for the interior) and 2 strips from the Terracotta Tile cardstock. (For this card, 4 strips were cut from one pattern and the remaining from the coordinating pattern of DSP.) To cut strips, angle your paper on cutter and cut strip – flip paper and repeat until you have enough strips. NOTE: an exact measurement isn’t needed and you can cut strips as wide or as narrow as wanted. The key is to cut at an angle.
  3. Attach the first strip to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ Early Espresso cardstock layer. When attaching, line up the first angled piece with the edge of the card.
  4. Add remaining strips to the card, spacing evenly across the panel front.
  5. Flip the scrappy strip layer over and trim the overhanging pieces evenly with the Early Espresso cardstock.
  6. Attach the Scrappy Strip panel to the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Early Espresso cardstock layer.
  7. Wrap the 8″ piece of Terracotta Tile ribbon around the panel. Attach the panel to the Terracotta Tile card base using a strong adhesive.
  8. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2-1/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using the Stitched Shapes Oval Die.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the sentiment to the card front and add a small bow to the side of the sentiment.
  10. Embellish the interior of the card with the extra scrappy strip.

Pull out those scraps of paper and try the Scrappy Strip Technique. It’s an addicting technique! 

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list and grab your favorites.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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The Gang’s All Meer

Hopefully you have taken time to look through the 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It has several cute stamp sets available for FREE and one such is The Gang’s All Meer.  Who knew that meerkats could be so adorable.  I have always thought of them as burrowing, weasel-like mammals in parts of Africa.  Leave it to Stampin’ Up! to make a weasel look cute!

Watch the short video below as Brian, from Stampin’ Up!, demonstrates using the Masking Technique with The Gang’s All Meer Stamp Set.  Then you’ll be able to recreate the card featured above.

Place your qualifying order of $50 (before shipping & taxes) so you can select The Gang’s All Meer Stamp Set for FREE!  Remember, the Sale-a-bration reward period ends on March 31, 2020.

As we are traveling and may have intermittent internet service, there may be delay in my answering emails or comments.  I appreciate your patience. 

Remember,you can place your product orders directly via my online store.  (just click and follow the link)

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

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A Fall Fun Fold Card

The Fall Fun Fold card is a change from the typical card design and “fun fold” definitely describes this card.  The card is one of the samples from the September class and showcases products from both current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set can be found in the Annual Catalog on page 95.  Though it’s a great set to use year round, the milk can with the cotton bolls floral arrangement reminds me of Fall. The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, from the Holiday Catalog, is added on the front fold panel.  Continue reading below the card photos for the card details.

Card Base:
  • First layer is Mint Macaron cardstock: 4-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.  
  • To create the slender folded panel, use Pretty Peacock cardstock. The size is 9-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-3/4″.
  • Referring to photos for the placement, attach the Pretty Peacock panel to the Mint Macaron card base using adhesive.
Card Panels:
  • Cut two panels of Whisper White cardstock 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″.  On one of the panels, stamp the milk can using Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Stamp the florals with Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad. Use Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad for the sentiment.  TIP:  To make alignment and stamping easier, use the Stamparatus. 
  • Use the following Stampin’ Blends:  Smoky Slate (light & dark for the milk can), Mint Macaron (light & dark for leaves),  Rich Razzleberry (dark for the berries), Daffodil Delight (dark for the center flower) and Cajun Craze (light and dark for the seed pods).
  • For the cotton bolls, add small touches of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and heat set.  TIP:  Work quickly as the puff paint is very thin (little goes a long way) and can dissolve the stamped image.  I suggest doing a section at a time.  Add a small amount of the Puff Paint, heat set and repeat.  If you look closely at my photo, you’ll notice the stamped image started to dissolve giving a “dirty” appearance to the cotton bolls.  Of course, cotton bolls aren’t all pristine white!
  • For the interior sentiment, stamp it with the Pretty Peacock on the other Whisper White panel.  The sentiment is from the Country Home Stamp Set. If desired, stamp the wheat sheath from the Gather Together using Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad to the side of the sentiment. 
  • To complete the card,  add the panels to the Pretty Peacock fun fold piece with adhesive.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this Fall Fun Fold.  Credit for the fun fold goes to Dawn Olchefske at DO Stamping with Dawn.  She featured the fun fold on a project and I added the design to my “give it a try” list.  Now you can add it to your list!


When ready to place your order, click on the items under Project Materials. During the month of October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Nature’s Beauty Fun Fold

One of the projects from the recent card classes is a fun fold card featuring the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set.  If you’ve not seen the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, you must check it out on page 63 in the Holiday Catalog.  It was one of the first products on my order list.  Though the stamp set contains no sentiments, it’s a set perfect for creating a variety of nature inspired card and project designs.  The wildlife animals are good to use for creating masculine theme cards too.  It gets even better.  For every set that is sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to Mental Health Organizations.  

Here’s a peek at all the stamps included in the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set…

Card Details:
  • Cajun Craze cardstock is cut 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ for base. 
  • Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz 5-1/4″ x 6-3/4″ and score at 4″.  Fold on score line to create the card.  Attach to the Cajun Craze card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • The plaid piece is from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper and is cut 2-1/2″ x 5″. To adhere to the front card flap, use Snail Adhesive.
  • The Whisper White card interior is 5″ x 3-3/4″.  The sentiment on the card is from the Free As A Bird stamp set.  Stamp the sentiment on the lower right corner of the exposed Whisper White using Cajun Craze Classic Stamp Pad.  Then, attach to the interior of the Pear Pizzazz.  
  • On a 2-1/2″ scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Bunny using Soft Suede.  To the side of the bunny, stamp the reeds using So Saffron.  Cut with the next to smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Use the Layering Circles Dies to cut a scallop from Cajun Craze cardstock.  Attach the bunny piece to the scallop circle with Snail Adhesive.  Then attach the entire circle to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Refer to photo for placement.  TIP: Be sure to add the Stampin’ Dimensionals to the top half of the circle only.
  • Complete the card by adding a bow made using the Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack.

Also, a big shout out and thank you to Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It!  The fun fold was shown on one of her projects.   So, I used her dimensions for my nature inspired card.

Are you ready to place an order?

You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials.  Reminder:  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me. 

Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 



Experience Creativity with Tags

Last week, I shared a Stampin’ Up! video highlighting a stamp set from the Experience Creativity Brochure.  Today, I’m sharing the Delightful Day Tags Bundle project from the brochure.  All of the items that Sarah is featuring in the video are available in the Experience Creativity Brochure and in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.   Watch as Sarah shows how easy it is to create gift tags for boxes, bags and other treat packaging.  If you are a beginning stamper, this is a fun first project.  

Do you want to see what other projects are available in the Experience Creativity Brochure?  Check the Experience Creativity Projects by clicking here.


Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now through Saturday, August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back on Friday for another project idea.

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!