Magnolia Diamond Fold card

MAGNOLIA DIAMOND FOLD CARD

I Love the Magnolia stamp set and when you combine it with the diamond fold technique, it makes a gorgeous card. I saw this on YouTube and just had to give it a try.

I cannot wait to demonstrate this at my next card class.

This is what the inside of the card looks like.

Project Recipe:

  1. Cut paper 
    Whisper white 
    5 1/2 x 11″ (card base) 
    5 x 2 1/4 (cut 1) (goes with Mat 3) 
    Scrap paper to stamp flower on 
    Pear Pizzazz 
    3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (cut 2 ) Mat 1 & 2 
    5 1/4 x 2 1/2 (cut 2) Mat – 3 & 4 
    2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (cut 1) 
    DSP 
    3 1/2 x 3 1/2 (cut 2) (goes with Mat 1 & 2) 
    5 x 2 1/4 (cut 1) (goes with Mat 4) 
    Die cuts 
    2 – Large flower petal 
    2 – Medium flower petal 
    2 – Small flower petal 
    3 – Centre of flower 
    2 – Large leaves 
    1 – Small leaf 
    1 – Magnolia 
    1 – Oval (smooth) Whisper white 
    I – larger oval (scalloped) Pear Pizzazz
  2. Adhere the DSP to the matting as noted above using liquid multipurpose glow. Set aside for now.

Stamp Magnolia on scrap whisper white card stock and using die, cut out flower with big shot. 
Colour Magnolia using the petal pink blender pens, being careful to stick to the centre of flower or bottom of each petal, leaving the rest of the leaf white. Colour leaves with Old Olive blender pens. Set aside for now

  • To assemble card, 
    Score card at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2 on the long side. 
    Fold gently 
    With a pencil, mark the bottom of card at 2 3/4″ and cut from mark to first score line. This is the front of the card. Once cut, align the back of the card and cut as well. This will give you that diamond look on the bottom of the card. Don’t forget to erase the pencil mark.

Mat 4 – Glue the mat/DSP to the front between the two score lines. 
Mat 3 – Stamp sentiment to white card stock in Early Espresso. Stamp the small flower in opposite corners in Petal Pink. Glue to mat 3 and adhere between the score lines on the inside of the card. 
Mat 2 – line up square to the diamond cut on the bottom of the card and glue 
Mat 1 – Line up square to the diamond cut on the front of the card and glue. Adhere Magnolia flower to the center of the square using mini dimensionals.

Cut pear pizzazz square in half diagonally and glue to inside of card, lining up with the DSP already glued down.

Stamp sentiment on Whisper white oval and glue to pear pizazz oval. Adhere to front of card and set card aside

  • To assemble flower

Using the sponge dauber, colour the middle of each petal, then dauber around the outside of thepetals leaving the rest white. Curl up the petals slightly to gift it some depth, using a pen or bone folder.

Layer and glue the petals, starting with the largest, overlapping the petals to fill out the flower. Glue the renters to each other and puff them up a bit so they stand up then glue to center of flower. glue the leaves to the back of flower. Give it a minute to dry then glue to the middle of the inside diamond.

When you open the card, it will sit nicely behind the flower as a display. Lots of instructions but quite easy to assemble.

Until next time 
Sue

Supplies needed;

  • Stamp  – Good morning Magnolia Bundle – 151087
  • Paper
  • Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper – 149484
  • Whisper White – 100730
  • Petal Pink  – 146985
  • Pear Pizzazz – 131201
  • Daffodil Delight – 119683
  • Ink                                                       Blender Pens
  • Early Espresso – 147114                      Old Olive – 144597
  • Petal Pink – 147108                             Petal Pink – 147272
  • Other
  • Big shot
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – 144108
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue – 110755

Isn’t it nice when everything coordinates?

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Sign up by July 10th to receive this incredible kit. You will receive an all inclusive kit with everything you need to make 9 beautiful cards and envelopes. The kit will include 3 each of 3 designs and new subscribers will also receive an acrylic block to use for stamping that you can use over and over again.

Coordinating colours; Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

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Do you have a happy place?

I created this sampler to highlight the Crafting Forever stamp set. It just makes me happy to look at this. I will hang it over my crafting table to showcase my happy place.

Should you wish to create a sample to highlight your happy place, the instructions are as follows;

Paper cutting 
Bird Ballad DSP – 9 x 9″ 
Balmy Blue card stock at 7 x 7″ 
Whisper White – Scrap paper 
Balmy blue – scrap paper

Squares 
Whisper White – cut 2 x 2 ” 
Terracotta Tile – cut 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″

Rectangle 
Whisper White – cut 1 3/4 x 6 1/4″ 
Terracotta Tile – cut at 2 x 6 1/2″

Stamp – Crafting Forever 
Ribbon – Scalloped Linen Ribbon

Leaving a 1″ border around, I glued the Blue card stock to the centre of the DSP

Each square and Rectangle were then stamped from the Crafting Forever stamp set. The working “My Happy Place” was printed off on the computer then glued & matted using Tom bow liquid glue. I love the colour combination 

I stamped the Whisper White scrap with the pens, scissors, flowers etc and then fussy cut them out. Some are glued and some were adhered with mini dimmensionals. I also punched out the bow, assembled and applied to the front. 
The ribbon was glued down as well.

Supplies required;

  • Crafting Forever Stamp – 143958
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 149592
  • Balmy Blue cardstock – 146592
  • Whisper White cardstock – 100730
  • Terracotta Tile cardstock – 150884
  • Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon – 149705
  • Tuxedo black Memento Ink – 132708
  • Multipurpose liquid glue – 110755
  • Mini Dimmensionals – 144108

Until next time 
Sue

It’s a glass half full kind of day

Sometimes you just need to get together with your best friend, have a girls night in, and share a bottle of wine and some chit chat. Here is the perfect card to go along with that bottle of wine.

Ok, maybe some chocolate could be added for good measure.

Cut paper as follows; 
Purple Posy – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 (card base) 
Whisper white – 4 x 5 1/4 (inside card)Punch out as follows; 
Starburst – Highland Heather 
2″ Circle punch – Whisper White

On outside of card, stamp sentiment in the bottom right hand cornerEmboss front of card only with embossing folder using your Big Shot, leaving approx. 2 inches from the bottomGlue ribbon to front of card where the embossing ends and the flat card stock begins, to separate the two.Stamp the wine glass onto the whisper white circle and colour with blender pens, Glue to the starburst punched card stock. Adhere with four mini dimensionals. Decorate with In Colour faceted dots if desired

Stamp sentiment to white card stock and adhere to inside of card. I also used the stamp with several glasses and stamped it under the sentimentGive card (and a bottle of wine) to a friend for a girls night in and enjoy.

Supplies required

  • Purple Posy card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Highland Heather card stock
  • Matching ribbon
  • Starburst punch
  • Circle Punch
  • Layered leave Dynamic embossing folder
  • Highland Heather classic Stampin’ pad
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad
  • Blackberry Bliss Blender pens Light/dark
  • Mini Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive
  • In Colour faceted dots

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Kit includes:
* Set of 7 photopolymer stamps and a clear acrylic block
* 15 card bases: 3 each of 5 designs 
* 15 printed envelopes
* Ink spot and embellishments

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Pool Party

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Item number – 149651 Cost is just $37.00 (plus S/H) which is less that $2.50 per card and a lot less than retail cards.

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Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

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New annual Catalog Launches TODAY

New Annual Catalogue

I am so excited to share the launch of the new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog with you today. It has over 200 pages of crafting ideas and supplies and every time I look at it, I see something new that I just have to have.

There are 5 beautiful new In Colours being introduced, 29 new bundled products and numerous all-inclusive kits just to name a few but the list goes on a on.

New: Magnolia Lane Card Bundle

Magnolia Blooms Card

Not sure if have the creativity to make cards?  I can assure you that with this beautiful set, you can create multiple cards for yourself, family, and friends that look beautiful! The Magnolia Lane Cards Bundle shown below is just one of many examples. The bundle includes everything you need to make ten simple and elegant cards in either French or English. This is a perfect set for beginners.

To view the new PDF annual catalog online and see all the amazing products, just click here; https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

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Sailing Home

This is my first sampler and I am really pleased with the overall look of it. I used the Sailing Home Stamp Set along with the coordinating Designer Series paper to make this lovely framed home decor piece.

Sailing home.

Project Recipe:

Paper cutting 
Back 
Whisper White Card stock cut at 9″ x 9″ 
Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 7 x 7″Squares 
Whisper White – cut 2 x 2 ” 
Night of Navy – cut 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″Rectangle 
Whisper White – cut 2″ x 4 1/4″ 
Night of Navy – cut at 2 1/8 x 4 5/8″

Leaving a 1″ border around, I glued the DSP to the centre of the Whisper White backing. Although you cannot see a lot of it, the backing has a sailing theme to it. I just love it. Each square and the rectangle were then stamped from the Sailing Home Stamp set using Night of Navy ink. The centre square was also cut from the DSP and all squares were matted using Tom bow liquid glue. I love the combination of Navy Blue with the brownish DSP.

After positioning all the squares (I eyeballed it) I glued them down and then added the trinkets. I cut out the Wheel and the compass needle from coordinating die’s with my big shot. I then adhered them to the the picture using mini dimensional’s so they would pop up a little. Finally, I fuzzy cut three swallows from the the bird ballad DSP and adhered them using mini dimensional’s to make the birds appear like they were flying.

In hindsight, because I always look to see what I could do better the next time. I would cut out the wheel in Night of Navy card stock so it is better highlighted. I would also change the sentiments around so that the sentiment “Set Sail in the direction of your dreams” was at the top and “Let hope be your anchor though the storms of Life” be at the bottom. After all Dreams should fly and the anchor is our home and/or family which keeps us centred or anchored. It should be at the bottom. Anyways, I hope you like it. 

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love for you to join my team so that I can help you explore your creativity. I host small monthly classes and would love to have you join me. Should you wish to order any of the supplies listed below so that you can make your own sampler, please contact me or go online using the following link

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

Until next time 
Sue

Supplies needed:

Sailing Home Stamp bundle – 151066.           Come Sail Away DSP – 149481

Bird Ballad DSP – 149592                               Whisper White Card Stock – 100730

Night of Navy Card stock – 100867                Night of Navy Stampin’ Up! Inkpad

Crumb Cake Blender Markers – 144601         Sail Away Trinkets – 149482

Big Shot – 143263                                           Mini Dimensionals – 144108

Liquid Multipurpose Glue – 110755               9 x 9” Shadow Box (Ikea)

We need the tools to do the job right

Whether in the workplace or at home crafting, we cannot operate without the tools to do the job and still produce a quality product or service. In the workplace, you might use various office equipment but as a crafter, I rely on a few tools to create my cards or to make 3D paper craft items.

I use my Big Shot to emboss paper or to cut out images. Without this tool, I would be hand cutting out images which takes too much time and my time is important.

I use my envelope punch board to create envelopes in 66 various sizes. This great tool is also used to make 3D paper gift packages as well.

Another tool which is invaluable is the gift bag punch. This can be tailored to make custom gift bags so you don’t need to purchase them.

Each of these tools just take a few minutes to use but as mentioned previously, time matters and what would we do without them.

However sadly these tools won’t be for sale much longer. After June 3rd sale or while supplies last, these tools will no longer be available through Stampin’ Up!, so grab them while you can and you won’t regret it.

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