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!

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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.

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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.  

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A Beautiful Wild Rose

A Beautiful Wild Rose card is one of the projects from this month’s card classes.  It features using the To A Wild Rose photopolymer stamp set.  The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has lots of beautiful floral sets but the To A Wild Rose is definitely one of my favorites.  The stamp set also has coordinating Wild Rose Dies and is offered with a 10% discount in the To A Wild Rose Bundle.  Two-step stamping can be used with the stamps so that depth of colors can be added to the images.  However, the outline stamp is beautiful to use by itself.  For this card, the wild roses are stamped using the two-step stamping method and the masking technique was also utilized.  Additional details are below the card photos.wild rose

Card Details:
Materials:
  • To A Wild Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Garden Green & Vellum
  • Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad, Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad, Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Dies: Wild Rose Dies, Stitched Nested Labels
  • 5/8″ Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones
  • Adhesives: Snail, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Directions:
  1. Create the card base from a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (score at 5-1/2″ & fold).  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Highland Heather cardstock.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″) to use for stamping the wild roses.
  3. Before stamping the roses onto the Whisper White cardstock, create a wild rose “mask” to use for covering the roses.   To create the mask, stamp the rose outline stamp onto a 3″ x 3″ post-it note.  Be sure to stamp near the adhesive strip. Fussy cut the rose.  Set aside to use for covering the roses before stamping the leaves to the card.  TIP:  make multiple masks to speed the stamping process.  Also, save the mask inside of the stamp case and you’ll have it for future use.
  4. Using the Wild Rose outline stamp, randomly stamp three of the rose outlines onto the Whisper White cardstock using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Refer to card photo for placement.  For the full rose stamp, use Highland Heather ink pad to color the  rose base.  For the final rose stamp, use the Rich Razzleberry ink pad.  Attach to card base using Snail adhesive.
  5. Place the “masks” over the stamped roses.  Stamp the leaves using Garden Green ink pad.  The leaves outline stamp and only one of the leaves layer stamp are used.
  6. With the Wild Rose Dies, cut 2 open leaves from a scrap of Garden Green cardstock and 3 of the small flowers from the Vellum cardstock.  Add them to the card with mini glue dots. TIP :  Prepare the sentiment layer (step 7) and use as a guide for placement of the embellishment pieces.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the small Stitched Nested Labels Die.  With a larger Stitched Nested Labels Die, cut a scrap of the Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Layer the two pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add to the card using Snail Adhesive.   
  8. Complete the card by adding a Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon Bow and a Noble Peacock Rhinestone as seen in card photo.
Have fun coming up with your own color combinations using the To A Wild Rose stamp set.  Be sure to comment below what color combinations you select!
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Pressed Petals Covered Notebook

While sorting craft supplies, I found a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notebook and immediately decided to create a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook.  The Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful photographic images. Since the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is light weight, I knew it would work perfectly to create cover the small notebook.   Plus, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape would make a perfect embellishment.  As seen in the photo, the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack covers the front seam.  I went back and forth whether to add a phrase on the notebook or not.  But as you see, in the end “A Little Note” was added.  The phrase can be found in the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set

The photo also shows the notebook back is finished with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Additionally, Merry Merlot cardstock is cut to fit the interior panels and covers the overlapping DSP.  

Tips for creating a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook: 
  • Measure the front of your notebook starting where the binding meets the cardboard.  Add  1/2″ to the top and bottom measurements plus 1/2″ to one side measurement.  This is the size you will cut your paper.  This provides you ample paper to fold and cover the notebook edges.
  • Use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the paper to the front of the notebook. I put the glue on the notebook and not on the paper. Start by abutting the paper along the binding edge and work out toward notebook edges. 
  • To create a neat fold at the corners, use paper snips to clip the paper so sides and fold over one another on the inside of the cover.  Glue to hold in place.
  • Measure the inside panel of the cover and cut ensuring it will overlap the designer series paper.
  • Repeat for back cover.
  • To embellish the front, wrap ribbon around the front at the seam of the binding and the designer series paper. 
Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flower:
  • Peel 8 petals from the washi tape roll.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle of cardstock to use as a base for the petals.
  • Arrange four of the the petals around the cardstock base.  After attaching, use the Embossing Buddy on the exposed back of petals to prevent stickiness.  
  • Add the next layer of four petals by offsetting them on the first layer of petals.  Lift edges and dust with the Embossing Buddy.  
  • For the flower center, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center.  Glue to front of the notebook.
  • Optional: Punch 2 sets of leaves from Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  Spritz lightly with water, pinch leaves between fingers and after it dries, attach around flower using mini glue dots.
  • Also optional: Stamp the sentiment and cut with the Classic Label Punch. 

The notebooks are the perfect size to place in one’s purse.  Plus, the notebooks are a great craft fair project!  Since I found more than one mini notebook in my craft supplies, I’ll be covering them so be on the lookout for another covered notebook post.

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Daisy Lane “Stepped Up” Card

Last week, one of my blog posts featured a make ‘n take card using the Daisy Lane stamp set.  Today, the project is a Daisy Lane “stepped up” card.  As you see, I have added some pizzazz to the basic card design.   It’s easy to take a simple card and make it a “stepped up” card with just a few extra embellishments.   You can see the original simple stamping card design here.  

  

Card details: 

The colors and stamping are the same as in the Simple Stamping with Daisy Lane card details.  So, refer to the link to review the general instructions and project materials.

  1. To create the additional center on the daisy, punch a 1″ circle of Melon Mambo cardstock for each daisy.   With paper snips, cut small snips toward the center of the circle punch, leaving a circle in the middle approximately 1/4″ diameter.   Use eraser end of a pencil or the end of the Take Your Pick, press onto the circle center so that the circle cups and the snips separate.  With mini glue dots, attach to the daisy center and add the Perennial Essence Floral Centers to each.
  2. Cut a piece of 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Snip between threads on each end and slightly fray.  Attach to card using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Refer to photo for approximate placement.  
  3. To the sentiment label, add pearl white sequins from the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins package.  Place one on each side of the label.  In the center of each, add a Basic Rhinestone Jewel.
  4. For the bow, pull threads from a piece of the flax ribbon.  Use two of the threads to tie into a bow.

See how easy it is to “step up” a card design by adding a few embellishments?  

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