Thursday, April 15, 2021

#Horizontal Pop-Out Swing Card w/sneak peek InColor

 This month at my stamp club the ladies made a horizontal pop-out swing card using the Free as a Bird stamp set. 


The card is really pretty simple, but it gives a big "wow" to anyone who receives it! I had a couple ladies who were unable to join us, and so I wanted to share the how-to instructions so they can have a visual.

Well, because the Seaside Spray cardstock is already sold-out, I came up with an alternative card that uses current (and a sneak peek of a soon to be released InColor) products.


Isn't the sloth so cute? And, he works so well for this card design. As I mention in the video step-by-step instructions below, the Stitched Nested Labels dies are on the retiring list and only available through May 3rd or while supplies last! I will really miss using them.

Here are the measurements for the card:

Smoky Slate card base: 11" x 4-1/4" and scored along the 11" side at 5-1/2" Blushing Bride: largest and 2nd smallest Stitched Nested Labels dies Basic White: 7-1/2" x 3-3/4" and scored along the 7-1/2" side at 2-1/2" & 5"; 2nd largest and smallest Stitched Nested Labels dies; 1/2" x 3" and scored along the 3" side at 1-1/2"

Here is the step-by-step instructional video:


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Product List
Back On Your Feet Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Stitched Nested Labels Dies
$35.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00

Saturday, April 10, 2021

#Simple Saturday Sending Sunshine Card

 Do you often look for simple cards you can put together quickly? Or maybe you are in need of making multiple cards and hope you can find a layout that makes doing that possible! If so, then this just might be for you. Today is the first of my #Simple Saturday video tutorials, and I'm hoping that you find it (and the ones that will follow) helpful.



The Sending Sunshine stamp set from Stampin' Up! was new in the annual catalog last June. Unfortunately, it's among the products that will be retiring on May 3, 2021 (or sooner if they sell out). I love the serene setting the stamp set gives you. The refreshing water, the setting sun; it all gives me cause to relax!

Here are the measurements for this simple card:

Coastal Cabana cardstock: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", and scored along the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4"; 1-5/8" x 5-1/4"
Sahara Sand cardstock: 4" x 5-1/4"; 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" and textured using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Basic White cardstock: 4" x 5-1/4" (inside); scrap large enough to cut largest solid-edge circle from the Layering Circles dies using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Here is a video with step-by-step instructions and a few tips:


Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

Product List
Sending Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Stamparatus
$49.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Silhouette Scenes Anniversary FMS #477

 It's been awhile since I've played along with a sketch challenge. So, having a little more time this week, and needing to push myself creatively just a bit I decided to check out Freshly Made Sketches. This week's challenge was a square card challenge, and it's been quite awhile since I've made one. 

Here's what I came up with:


I've had the Silhouette Scenes stamp set for quite some time, and I have to admit that I hadn't even mounted it yet! I just love this couple under the umbrella and it makes the most adorable Anniversary card. Would you agree?

Inside and matching envelope:


Measurements:

Pool Party cardstock: 5" x 10", and scored at 5" along the 10" side
Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: 4-5/8" and cut diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner
Pretty Peacock cardstock: 3-3/4" square; 4-1/8" square (for inside layer)
Basic White: 3-5/8" square (2); one for inside
1/2" Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon: 7 inches (trimmed at the ends)

Their challenges are so much fun. You should play along as well!




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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Pampered Pets Gatefold Card

Over the past year or so, I've been regularly participating in a fellow demonstrator's team swaps. They've been a great source of inspiration! They also keep me digging for creativity as well.
This is the swap I put together for this month:


I had a little bit of this adorable pet-themed Designer Series Paper, and wanted to use more of it before it retires the end of April.
 

And, at a recent team meeting our mystery stamping was this gatefold layout. So, perfect combination if you ask me!

Here are the measurement for this card:

Basic Black cardstock: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 2-1/8" from both ends along the 8-1/2" side; scrap for 1-1/2" circle punch 
Real Red cardstock: 2 pieces, 2-1/2" x 4"
Basic White cardstock: 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside; 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" scrap for the greeting
Playful Pets Designer Series Paper: 2 pieces, 1-7/8" x 5-1/4" (black & white print); 2 pieces, 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" (paw & heart print); 1 dog cut using the coordinating dies (dog print)

Here is the video that I put together showing how simple this card really is:


Product List
Pampered Pets Bundle
$39.50
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Playful Pets Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Timeless Label Punch
$18.00
1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle Punch
$16.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Seal+
$12.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Paper Snips
$10.00