Friday Fancy Card – Art in Bloom

Today I want to share a simple and easy fancy fold card to make. This card can be made pretty quick if you are in a hurry for a card.

To make this card

Take your card base and score at 4 1/4″ and fold and burnish with your bone folder. The smaller piece will become your card front.

Place the Bermuda Bay cardstock in the embossing folder and run it through your Cut & Embossing machine to create the brick background. I love this folder and how it creates the brick wall detail on your card stock.

You can now go ahead and adhere to the smaller card front piece as shown.

Take your scrap piece of Basic White and stamp your flower images from the Art in Bloom Stamp set. I love how all three flowers can be stamped as just one stamp. I absolutely love all the detail of these stamps. I suppose you could cut the stamp apart if you wanted to but I like how all three are slightly different so I would probably stamp them all anyways so I will leave it together. I then used my sponge dauber to add some colour to the centre of each flower leaving the tips of the leaves white.

This lovely set coordinates with the Bloom bundle which includes 9 dies and the Bloom Hybrid Embossing folder. I haven’t ordered this yet (on my wish list) so I just fuzzy cut out the flowers with scissors. It’s not as clean a cut as the die would be but I am ok with that.

For the inside of the card, I adhered the DSP to the right side of the inside portion. This way when the card is closed you won’t see the white portion until you open the card.

I then stamped my sentiment form the Art in Bloom stamp set and then attached that piece to the inside of the card. The two pieces just bump up against each other and do not overlap.

I used the third largest rectangle die from the scalloped Contours dies to die cut out the front piece. I am loving these dies and their detail. I have used them often with my cards.

After stamping my sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp set, I adhered it to the front of the card, making sure I am only gluing on the part the overlaps onto the Bermuda Bay card stock. This way I am not gluing my card closed.

I then added dimensional’s to the back of the flowers and positioned them around the sentiment piece. I debated about adding gems but decided against it for this card but I suppose you could add something to the centre of each flower. Sometimes I like gems and sometimes I don’t. Although not shown, I also stamped one of the flowers onto my envelope, no plain envelopes for me.

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Supplies used

  • Basic Black Card stock (#121045)
    • 5 1/2″ x 7″ (card base)
  • Basic White card stock (#159276)
    • 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
    • 2 1/2″ x 4″
    • Scrap – stamped flowers
  • Bermuda Bay card stock (#131197)
    • 2 1/2″ x 5″
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (host purchase #155426)
    • 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Stamp Set – Are in Bloom (inside sentiment) (#155085)
  • Stamp Set – Forever Fern (outside sentiment) (#152259)
  • Embossing folder – Brick & Mortar (#149643)
  • Die Set – Scalloped Contours (#155560)
  • Ink Pad – Bermuda Bay & Tuxedo Black (#132708)
  • Adhesives – Dimensiona’s, Stampin’ Seal

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I love this sentiment and with Canada Day approaching, I think it makes a fun card.

Inside I added a Happy Birthday and will send to my mom. Her birthday is on July 1st and this year she will be 90 years young. I know she will love it.


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Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last or until June 30, 2021. To visit my online store click here to see all the soon to be retired products.

 These new kit collections are now available. Each kit will provide step-by-step instructions. Kits are all-inclusive, precut, and ready to use; plus, new kits will be added regularly so be sure to check back often!

This is just one example of the many card kits available (while supplies last)

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Crafting Made Easy

Today I wanted to show you how you can turn some Designer Series Paper into a beautiful card without using a lot of extra’s. This is a great way for beginners to get their feet wet with crafting without the intimidation of trying to put together all sorts of “extras” you may not have in your stash.

Although you cannot really see it in the picture, the exquisite Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper package includes florals and gold foiling and is a great choice for wedding projects, springtime, love, and more. Each package includes 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs for just $20.00.

To view this paper online and really see the beauty in detail, click here. When placing orders, be sure to use my June host code QAJVWCSS so you will be automatically entered into my monthly draw. If your order is over $200.00, don’t use the code but you will still be entered into my monthly draw.

As you can see, there are all sorts of colour combinations that will work beautifully with all the coordinating colours below;

Evening Evergreen, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink, Shaded Spruce, and gold

For todays’s card I am going to use the DSP on the left below. It doesn’t look like much right? Just wait! The right picture below shows the other side of the paper. You can see the gold flowing through the paper on the right and it’s stunning. Before starting my card, I cut this paper in half then cut each piece at 4″ so each piece is 4″ x 6″. I then trimmed one piece of DSP down to 3 3/4″ x 5″, for my card front, cutting away as little of the pattern as possible.

To Make this card

Score the card base at 4 1/4″ along the long side and fold the card base in half, creasing it with your bone folder.

Turn your card so this becomes a landscape card. Now, position the Pale Papaya ribbon about 1″ from the bottom of the DSP and wrap the ends around to the back and glue. Adhere the DSP to the Pale Papaya card stock then attach to your card front. Take a small piece of ribbon and slip it under the ribbon and tie a knot

I used the Lovely Labels punch (below) to create my labels for the front of the card. However if you don’t have this punch (add it to your wish list) just use the rectangle strips for your sentiment label, trimming down to fit your card front. If you have another label, you could use that as well.

I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Artisically Inked Stamp set onto to the white strip and set aside. Line up the Pale Papaya strip into the Lovely Labels Punch to trim the edges. I usually cut a larger length than I need and trim down several times.

Do the same with the white strip, keep “punching” each end until you are happy with the length of each piece.

Once you are happy with the both pieces, add dimensional’s to the back of the white strip and attach to the Pale Papaya strip. Attach the Pale Papaya strip to the the card front without dimensional’s so it lies flat over the ribbon.

TIP: As you can see, this punch offers two styles of trim and 3 different widths. You get two designs in three widths–1″, 3/4″ and 1/2″. Just cut a strip of paper to the desired width (any length), then slide it in, punch, and get a perfect label. 

For the inside of the card, I stamped my sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set and I also stamped a similar painted image to the inside of the card and the envelope. It’s just one of the lovely stamps from the Artisically Inked stamp set and you can see how it sort of mirrors with the DSP. To finish my card, I added some In-Color Jewels 2021-2023 to both the card front and the sentiment label.

This card below was made exactly the same way. The gold mat around the DSP perfectly matches up with the gold foiling in the DSP. The stamp set used for this card was Color & Contour. I think this card would be perfect as a sympathy card or for anyone who is going through a tough time. I used the colours “Just Jade” for both the card base and the stamped sentiment and the gilded Gems for a little bling. I also stamped the envelope with the same painted image.

Supplies used

  • Basic White card stock (#159276)
    • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
    • 3/4″ x 4″ strip
  • Pale Papaya card stock (#155668)
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • 1″ x 4″ strip
  • Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (#155464)
    • 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ ribbon (#155816)
    • 6″ in length
  • Ink Pad – Pale Papaya (#155670)
  • Stamp Set – Artisically Inked (#155542) – Sentiment
  • Stamp Set – Happiest of Birthdays (#152539) – Inside Sentiment
  • Lovely Labels Punch (#152883)
  • In Color Jewels 2021-2023 – (#155571)

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Each kit will provide step-by-step instructions, giving you an expertly choreographed experience that encourages success and builds creative confidence. Kits are all-inclusive, precut, and ready to use; plus, new kits will be added regularly so be sure to check back often!

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Friday Fancy Fold – Window card

Today I would like to share this window card with you. I used the Forever Blossoms Stamp set and the coordinating Cherry Blossom Dies which I am happy to say was carried over from the old catalogue to the new one. This set has some lovely floral images as well as seven different sentiments which are suitable for weddings, anniversaries, valentines day or any occasion where you what to share the love. The dies coordinate perfectly with the floral images and some of them include some embossed details

To make this card

Take your Petal Pink card base and score on the long side at 4 1/4″ and fold and crease with your bone folder. Open up and position your oval die just to the left of the middle of your card front. For this card, I used the now retired layering ovals but you can use another shape die to cut out your window. I highly recommend getting shaped dies as they are so versatile.

To create my window frame I placed the smooth die and the next largest scallop die on the Soft succulent card stock with a little washi tape to hold it in place, then cut that out on my Cut & Emboss machine.

(The inside oval will be saved for another project)

I then glued the scallop frame to the card front.

TIP: Currently Layering Circle dies (16 dies) (#151770) are available to purchase and they include both smooth and scalloped edge dies

For the inside of the card, take the Soft Succulent card piece and score at 3 1/2″ and fold, creasing with a bone folder.

As per the picture , attach to the inside of the card, centering from top to bottom and place about 1/4″ from the score line. Make sure to line it up so that when the card is closed it covers the window completely.

Stamp with the floral image onto the basic white card stock. You want to make sure it shows through the window when the card is closed.

Colour the image using Petal Pink and Soft Succulent Blender Pens. Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad (I did this after taking the picture). Once completed, attach to the closed portion of the inside folded card.

Take the second Basic white card stock and stamp your sentiment and floral image. Although I didn’t, you could also colour the flower image on the inside of the card as well.

Once completed, you can then attach to the card stock to the inside of the inside folded card stock.

To decorate the card front, I stamped my sentiment with versa mark ink then covered it with silver embossing power. I then used the heat tool to melt the powder. I love how it just adds a little bling with that shine. Once completed I attached it to the card front with dimensionals.

I also stamped three small floral and two leaf images on coordinating card stock then die cut them out to attach to the card front. For added bling, I added Genial Gems to the three flower centres and a couple to the top of the card. I also stamped the same floral image to the envelope

TIP: These powders come in sets of three different colours (silver, gold & copper) or (black, white & clear)

Supplies Used

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  • Petal Pink card stock (#146985)
    • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5″
    • Scrap – Die Cut flowers
  • Soft succulent card stock (#155776)
    • Inside fold card – 5″ x 7″
    • Sentiment Strip – 3/4″ x 4″
    • Scrap – die cut leaves, window frame
  • Basic White card stock (#159276)
    • 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (cut 2)
  • Ink Pad – Soft Succulent (#155778)
  • Silver Embossing Power (#155555)
  • Heat Tool (#129053)
  • Stamp Set – Forever Blossoms (#151547)
  • Dies
    • Cherry Blossoms (#151456)
    • Layering Ovals (retired)
  • Adhesives
    • Multipurpose liquid Glue (#110755)
    • Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Genial Gems (#155500)

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Criss Cross Card

Hi Everyone, I finally went online to showcase how to make this card as a FaceBook Live video. Well I have to say that was an experience. However I stumbled through it, and as a first attempt, it was (just) ok. However, nerves got the best of me and in the middle of my video, I added adhesive to the wrong side of the paper LOL!. Oh well, Live and learn… then move forward right! Hopefully, my next one will be better.

So, despite the glue incident, this card is really easy to make and it looks adorable. So that being said, I wanted to post the instructions so you can give this card a try too. I used the Hand Penned Stamp set for the floral image and the Pansy Petals Stamp set for the sentiments. They work so well together.

To Make this card

For the insert piece:

  • Stamp the Floral image onto the Basic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Stamp your greeting at the top in Soft Succulent ink
  • Colour with Blender Pens. I used Pale Papaya for the flowers and Soft Succulent for the leaves
  • Adhere to the Basic Black mat and set aside for now

For the card front;

  • Adhere the two diagonal pieces to the basic white front piece, making sure they line up correctly with the 3″ edge is on the side and the 4″ edge runs along the bottom. Don’t do what I did and add glue to the wrong side of the triangle. Leave the diagonal edge glue free, as that becomes your pocket
  • Add adhesive to the back of your ribbon and add to the front, just below the pocket and wrap around to secure at the back. Tie a bow or knot in another piece of ribbon and add a glue dot to secure it to the centre of the card
  • Adhere to the Basic Black Mat then adhere to the card base front.

TIP: Use your silicone mat when adding the adhesive. it’s less messy and makes for easy cleanup.

For the inside of your card.

Stamp your sentiment and floral image to the Basic White piece. I stamped the colours from the stamp set instead of using my blender pens this time. I then attached it to the Basic Black matting before adhere to the inside of the card.

Close your card and add the insert into the pocket in the front of the card. The picture below shows the completed card. I also made a second card using the same technique with Just Jade card stock and the stamp set from Flowers of Friendship

Supplies required

  • Pale Papaya card stock
    • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
    • 3″ x 3 3/4″ (cut in a diagonal)
  • Basic Black card stock
    • Front mat – 5 1/4″ x 4″
    • Inside mat – 5 1/4″ x 4″
    • Insert Mat – 4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Basic White card stock
    • Front – 5 ” x 3 3/4″
    • Inside – 5 ” x 3 3/4″
    • Insert – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Patterned Paper
    • 3″ x 3 3/4″
  • Blender Pens – Pale Papaya & Soft Succulent
  • Ink Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Succulent & Pale Papaya
  • Ribbon – Woven Pale Papaya with white trim
  • Adhesive – Stampin’ Seal

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Friday Fancy fold -Dutch Fold card

Today I would like to share with you how to make a Dutch Fold card. I was inspired by Linda Bedinger’s card from https://inkandingenuity.com so wanted to try making one myself. I have to say, I am loving this design. I am using the Pansy Patch Bundle which has a LOT of little stamps and dies but it’s well worth it because they make beautiful cards. It can also be a bit intimidating when you look at all the pieces but I assure you, they all work beautifully together.

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To Make this Card

Take your card base and score at 4 ¼” along the long side. 

Turn your paper to the short side and position your paper at the 2″ mark of your paper trimmer. Cut from the edge of the paper to the score line.  

It should look like a “L” shape.  Fold and burnish the fold line which gives you that dutch door look.

To cut out my circle portion, I used the two largest circle dies from the Stitched Shapes (retired) set but if you don’t have a set of circle dies, I highly recommend the Layering Circles die set in the new annual catalogue. For the card base I used the smaller circle die to center in the middle of the Dutch door portion so about 1/3 of the circle will be cut out.

After that, I used that cut out piece as my guide to position my larger circle die. I placed the DSP over the dutch door to line it up then placed the larger circle over so it just leaves a nice border and then cut it out. 

TIP: When using directional paper patterns, make sure paper will flow in the correct direction when cutting out your pieces.

Once you have cut out the patterned paper, go ahead and adhere to the card front. You can also adhere both pieces of the inside of the card as shown.

Basically that is your finished card, but now it’s time to create your flowers so you can set this aside for now.

To create your flowers

First pull out all the die pieces you want to use and line them up so it makes sense. You can then die cut them out in the various colours as shown.  

TIP: By lining them up in advance it makes assembling the flowers so much easier and you can easily see if you are missing anything. I love all the embossed detail these dies provide, don’t you?

I used my silicon mat and added a squirt of liquid glue to the mat. (I love how you can just peel off any dried glue when you are finished)  I then sponged the glue over the Blackberry Bliss flower petal edges and lined them up to the flower petals. I did the same for the leaves and the flower stem. Once you have the petals/trim put together, you can go ahead and assemble the flower as shown below.

TIP: Using Tweezers help and keeps glue off your fingers.

Tip: You could also use adhesive sheets for the detailed dies, then just peel off the adhesive to position. I didn’t do it, this time. but it is an option.

Close your dutch door and arrange your flower design as shown. You want to make sure it is above the cut out portion so it doesn’t prevent your card from opening.

I added dimensionals to the main pansy flower, so it pops up. I did the same with the larger leaf.

The smaller leaves and the flower stem were glued directly to the card.

To complete your card, stamp your sentiment on some scrap Basic White card stock and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch. I used Blackberry Bliss and I sponged around the edge for added colour. I adhered it to the front with dimensionals. For the inside I stamped Happy Birthday from the same stamp set.

I also added a couple of In-Color 2021-2023 jewels to each end of the sentiment. I love how all the colours coordinate.

To finish it off my card, I used the stamp set to stamp a single pansy on the front of the envelope. Who likes blank envelopes right?

Supplies Required

  • Soft Succulent card stock
    • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
    • Scrap for die cut leaves
  • Basic White card stock
    • Inside card – 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
    • Scrap paper for your card sentiment
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series paper
    • Inside card – 5 1/4″ x 4″
    • card front – 4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen card stock – Scrap for die cut leaves
  • Fresh Freesia card stock – Scrap for flower dies
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock – Scrap for flower trim
  • Bumble Bee – Scrap for flower centre
  • Punch – Every Day Label
  • Ink pad – Blackberry Bliss
  • In-Color 2021-2023 Jewels
  • Adhesives – Multipurpose Liquid glue, dimensionals
  • Stamp/Die Bundle – Pansy Petals.

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Tuesday Tips Card – A comedy of errors

Have you ever had one of those days where you just need to treat yourself with a coffee, some chocolate or a cookie (or three)? Maybe even a cocktail, just because? Well by the time I completed this card I was ready for a cocktail. We all see beautiful cards made my others which inspire us, but what we don’t see is that card making process, which doesn’t always go smoothly. So today I want share with you a story of when things DON’T go as planned.

When I first pulled this set out, I was determined to make a card using all these lovely elements, but despite that, I sort of went blank for a card design (that should have been my first clue) Does that happen to you? I cannot be the only one. Well I decided to just get on with it, and make ….. something! So here we go, I am sharing what I went through with you today because I want you to know that if this ever happens to you, you are not alone.

Nothing’s Better Than Stamp set
Love You More Dies

I love all the possible sentiments you can use with the Nothing’s Better Than (158295) stamp set and the Love You More (152698) dies should help to create fun light hearted cards to give to friends or family.

To make this card.

Take your card base and score on the long side at 4 1/4″. Crease with your bone folder to give it a nice clean fold. You can put aside for now. So far so good right?

For the card front, I used my blending brushes across the card front. I overdid it and you can barely see the two colours I used. Maybe I should have picked one of the gorgeous Designer Series Papers Stampin’ Up! has available for the card front. Oh well, moving on. I glued it to the Basic Black mat and then onto the card front. Ok, it doesn’t look that bad, now what do I do? So after looking at the stamp set again, I decided to stamp the two sentiments on the front top and bottom. By now, I sort of have an idea in mind.

I die cut two white stitched squares (retired now) to add some white contrast to the card front. It’s a lot of pink after all so I wanted to break it up a bit.

TIP: Shape dies can be used over and over again on cards and scrapbooking projects. I highly recommend purchasing them when they are available. I love all my shape dies; circles, ovals, squares and rectangles and I use them all the time.

I originally cut three stitched squares (love the stitched detail) but then decided to use only two. I also wanted to die cut the word “Cocktails” in black cardstock with adhesive sheets on the back so I could easily add it to my card. Do you think I could find my dies? I KNOW I bought them and they are not where they should be. Oh well, I will look for them later (maybe do some organizing too… sigh!). Not wanting to stop and look for them, I stamped the word on basic white card stock and decided to just fuzzy cut the word. I then glued the word Cocktails to some scrap black cardstock and fuzzy cut it out again. I didn’t really take the time to do a great job of fuzzy cutting so it’s not super neat. I added dimensionals to the back and attached it to my card front. I call this creative license when things don’t go as planned and you do something else instead.

I then stamped two cocktail glasses on basic white cardstock and coloured the glasses with blender pens. I then fussy cut them out (no dies in sight). I added mini dimensionals to the back of the cocktail glasses and attached them to the squares. Of course after doing so, I discovered the little stamp showing the liquid inside the cocktail glass with the ice cubes. ACK! At this point, colour me frustrated LOL!I added dimensionals to the stitched squares and placed them on the card front.

TIP: When you purchase a stamp set, take the time to really look at all the smaller stamps so you know what you have.

For the inside of the card I stamped “Because Adulting is hard” (and so is card making today LOL).

I then stamped the cocktail glass in the bottom corner and this time I used that little stamp holding the ice cubes (so cute) which made me want to rip off the front cocktail glasses and redo them. I also forgot to add the black mat to the inside of the card (sigh)

Well my card is finished despite all the little things that didn’t work well. Overall it turned out ok and I will keep it in my prototype file for reference. so now I am ready to enjoy a much needed cocktail. Tomorrow I will do some organizing and locate my dies.

Hmm…. I am thinking coffee, chocolate or cookies for my next card…. What would you make?

Supplies required

  • Polished Pink card stock
    • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black card stock
    • Card front/inside Mat – 5 1/4″ x 4″ (cut 2)
    • scrap for Mat sentiment
  • Basic white card stock
    • Card Front/inside – 5″ x 3 3/4″ (cut 2)
    • Scrap for stamping
  • Stamp – Nothing’s Better Than
  • Missing Dies (Love you more)
  • Adhesives
    • Dimensionals
    • Stampin’ Seal
  • Blender Pens – Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink
  • Ink Pad – Memento Tuxedo Black, Polished Pink

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  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) along with coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colours: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • This month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!
  • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite of products

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Friday Fancy Fold – Crossover Gate card

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are enjoying all the nice warm weather that we are finally experiencing. It starting to feel a little bit more like summer and I am loving the heat.

Today I want to demonstrate a Crossover Gate card. This cute card folds in the middle but each panel opens up to reveal the card greeting inside. How adorable is that? This card will work with any designer series paper but I am loving the colours and patterns of the Hand Penned DSP package. I keep going back to my stash and it is already on my wish list to order more on my next order. Every time I open the new calendar, my wish list grows. How about you? Leave me a comment and tell me what is on your wish list

To make this card

Score your card base at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ on the long side. Fold the panels towards each other and crease with a bone folder. Apply adhesive to the two panels of Hand penned DSP and adhere to the two outside panels lining up with the top and bottom of the card.

I chose a striped pattern so it’s not too bold.

TIP: Always fold towards the “bump” side of the score line so the outside fold looks crisp. Creasing your folds with a bone folder also helps to give a nice crisp fold without the paper “cracking” plus it helps to keep your folds closed.

Adhere the two front panels of the DSP to the card stock mats to create your flaps.

TIP: If using patterned paper as I did, I first cut a solid piece of DSP at 5″ x 3 1/2″ then cut the piece in half on the 5″ side to make up the two pieces. This way I can line up the pattern on the front of the card and the pattern isn’t looking like it’s on it’s side.

Line up the two flaps over the front of the closed card so they are just inside of your card front edges.

The top flap will open from the left and the bottom flap will open on the right (or you can make it visa versa). ONLY add adhesive to the panels where they overlap. You don’t want to glue your card closed right?

For the inside of the card, stamp your greeting in the centre. I also stamped a partial floral image from the Hand Penned Petals stamp set in the bottom corner. I then coloured it with my blender pens. Once completed, go ahead and adhere to the inside of your card.

Stamp your sentiment on the scrap paper of Basic White and punch out the label. Punch out a second label in Highland Heather.

Cut the highland heather label in half and adhere each have to the back of the white sentiment greeting by showing just the outline of the greeting on the top and bottom. Make sure that you line up the sides evenly for a clean look. Add adhesive to the back of the top half only and position over the two panels so the bottom half has no adhesive on it. This will hold the two panels closed but still allow your card to be opened.

To decorate, add a bow to the front bottom panel with a glue dot.

I also added some in-colour gemstones to the top panel and greeting for some added bling. I don’t think you can see them very well in the picture, but they are there.

Your card is finished.

Supplies used

  • Mint Macaron card stock
    • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
    • Flap mats – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic White card stock
    • Inside of card – 5 1/4″ x 4″
    • Scrap paper – Punch out greeting sentiment
  • Hand Penned Designer Series Paper
    • Two outside panels – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (cut 2)
    • Flap Fronts – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2 ” (cut 2)
    • Scrap paper – Greeting sentiment
  • Ink Pad – Highland Heather
  • Blender Pen – Soft Succulent & Highland Heather
  • Punch – Lovely Label
  • Stamp Set
    • Hand Penned Petals – Floral image
    • Timeless Tropical – Greetings
  • Adhesive – Stampin’ Seal and glue dots

I also wanted to show you a similar card I had made using the Sailing Home stamp set which is also in the new annual catalogue. While this card is made in exactly the same way. It just shows you how different colours and different designer series paper can dramatically change the look of the card. This is why we have so many colours and choices. One card design can have many different looks.

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Helpful Tip Tuesday – Thank you card

Today I want to demonstrate how I made this lovely thank you card using the Hand Penned Products.

I was so impressed with this set that I purchased the entire suite of products, which included the Hand Penned Petals Bundle, the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper and the Genial Gems. I have to say I am very impressed with all the stamps and dies that are part of the bundle and the coordinating paper is absolutely gorgeous.

Below is a picture of the DSP and look at the colours that co-ordinate with it. There are just so many colour combinations to work with, I love it. Should you wish to see these products online, visit my online store by clicking here. ALL orders placed using my Host Code – KW643MGF during the month of May will be automatically entered into my monthly draw. If your order is over $200.00 you don’t need to use the host code but you will still be entered into the draw.

To make this card

Score Card base on the long side at 4 1/4″ and fold and crease with your bone folder. Adhere the DSP to the Evening Evergreen mat and then adhere to the front of the card. Set aside for now.

Stamp the flowered image on your scrap basic white card stock.

Now place the corresponding die over it as shown and run it through your Cut & Embossing machine.

I love how it lines up perfectly with the image. Once you’ve cut it, go ahead and colour with your blender pens and set aside.

Now with your scrap Pale Papaya card stock add adhesive sheets to the paper, flip it over than position your die and cut out. As you slowly peel away the adhesive it will take a lot of all the little cut out bits with it, however there will always be one to two stubborn bits remaining. Just use your Take Your Pick tool for those little pieces. When cut out, the adhesive will cover the detailed die cut and allow you to place it over the coloured stamp image.

TIP: Although you can do this without Adhesive sheets, I highly recommend using them for the very details dies. If you haven’t purchased these yet, you can always add a couple of drops of liquid glue onto your silicone mat and lightly sponge over the back of the die cut.

For my card, I just laid the flower die over my coloured image and pressed down gently to adhere. I love how it makes the flower image just pop with the added detail. I didn’t like how the leaves looked so I just trimmed those off. You can see below, how it looked before and after. What is your preference?

To complete my card, I used the Lovely Label punch to punch out my greeting and stamped the sentiment from the Colour & Contour set, with the Evening Evergreen ink pad, which matches beautifully with the mat on the front of the card. To apply to my card front, I first used some Stampin’ Seal to the back and folded the ribbon across. I then added dimensionals before applying to the card front. I also added dimensionals to the back of the flowered image then positioned it just above the greeting so the leaves overlap just a little.

For the inside, I stamped the same flower image on the bottom corner of my basic white, than adhered it to the Evening Evergreen mat. I then adhered it to the inside of the card.

I did the same with the envelope as well.

And this is my completed card.

TIP: Some ribbon frays very easily. Once you have trimmed it, take a lighter and VERY QUICKLY run it under the cut end of the ribbon. It will melt the cut edge a little so it doesn’t fray and you won’t even notice.

Supplies used

  • Pale Papaya Cardstock
    • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Card Base
    • Scrap paper for the flower die cut
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″ (cut two)
    • Mat for both the outside and inside
  • Basic White Card stock
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″ Inside of card
    • Scrap paper for the flower die cut
    • Scrap paper for Lovely Label punch
  • Hand Penned Designer Series Paper
    • 3 3/4″ x 5″ – Card Front
  • Ink Pad – Evening Evergreen
  • Ribbon – Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ ribbon – 6″
  • Blender Pens
    • Pale Papaya – light and dark
    • Soft Succulent – Light and dark
  • Dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal
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Fancy Fold Friday – Double Z Fold Card

I really had fun making this card and wanted to show you how you can too. I also wanted to feature the Senior Years stamp set. I am no longer a spring chicken so I can relate to this fun stamp set.

As you can see this stamp set has two cute figures. both male and female. It also have seven sentiments, which are suitable for both birthdays or retirements.

There is no die cut for this set but you can easily stamp the image and then fuzzy cut it out with a pair of Scissors.

Of course you can then colour the image afterwards and who doesn’t love colouring?

Today I am making a birthday card with this set.

To make this card

For your Soft Succulent card base, score at 5 1/2″ and at 2 3/4″ on the long side.

Fold your card in half and then fold the front panel backwards on the score line. .

Adhere the Pattern A pieces to the front panel and the inside of the card as shown.

TIP: When cutting your DSP, make sure your pattern is cut in the right direction so you don’t waste paper.

For the Soft Sea Foam card stock, score along the long side at 3″ and 6″. Fold on the score lines in the same format as your card base.

Attach the DSP pattern B piece to the middle panel. Stamp and/or decorate the two white pieces then adhere to the panels as shown.

My picture was taken before I did that, to show you how it’s positioned.

Fold up the piece to close and add adhesive to the back panel only. Position your card stock so it overlaps the front panel of your card as shown and attach to the inside of card base. Close your card and note how much of the panel overlaps. Only add adhesive to that part and press down on your closed card.

For the front image, I stamped the lady out on some scrap white card stock and using scissors, I cut out the image. I then coloured her and adhered her to the front of the card. I did not use dimensionals because I didn’t want to add any more bulk to the card

And this is your finished card. I am using my block to hold it closed in order to take a picture. This card also stands up beautifully on a table top.

I have to say I am loving The Hand Penned Designer Series paper. The beautiful colours just appeal to the eye. It comes in a package of 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, all for just $15.75 CAD. They just scream spring colours, don’t you think?

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The Hand Penned Designer Series Paper works with all of these product colours: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya, Pool Party

This beautiful paper also coordinates with the Memories and More Card Pack show below. This pack includes 54 double-sided printed cards you can use for quick wedding or springtime card fronts, pocket scrapbooks, and more. The card pack also includes 4 sheets of stickers to embellish your projects

Supplies used

  • Soft Succulent card stock
    • Card Base – 11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam card stock
    • Insert – 9″ x 3 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock
    • Cut 2 – 3″ x 2 3/4″
    • Scrap paper to stamp image
  • Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (2 different patterns)
    • Pattern A
      • 4″ x 2 1/2″
      • 5 1/4″ x 4″
    • Pattern B
      • 3″ x 2 3/4″
  • Stamp Set – Senior Years
  • Blender Pens – Pale Papaya, Crumb Cake and Soft Succulent
  • Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Adhesive – Stampin’ Seal

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Tuesday Tip – Sponged background card

Hi everyone, Today I want to share with you a sponging technique card. I love sponging and use it a lot when creating nice backgrounds. However, today’s card is a little bit different and it’s so easy to make. Just a single stamp and die bundle and a little ink and you have a beautiful card.

For this card, I am using the COLOUR AND CONTOUR (#158536) stamp set and coordinating dies from the new annual catalogue 2021-2022. I absolutely love all the scalloped rectangles as well as the edging die. The two flower dies line up perfectly with the stamp flowers to make your crafting easy. You can purchase this set separately but why would you? As a bundle, you’ll save 10% when you purchase them both. To shop online, visit my shop by clicking here and use Host code KW643MGF to be automatically entered in my monthly draw when you place an order.

To make this card.

Score the card base at 4 1/4″ and fold and crease with your bone folder. Using the largest rectangle die, cut out the open scalloped rectangle for your mat and adhere to your card front. Set aside for now

Using the second largest die, cut out the closed scalloped rectangle as shown. This will be the your card front that will be sponged. I love the stitching around it? It just adds a little something, don’t you think?

I used a sponge dauber, and sponged along the bottom of the paper, lightly so it’s not too dark. I then took a piece of with a straight edge to use as a mask. I moved it up about 4 scallops, changed colour and sponged again. Make sure to leave a little white space between the colours just for added contrast.

The background should be a nice soft look and aside from the bottom portion, It should not be an even line, straight across. I repeated this process two more times, moving up the card stock and changing colours each time. Don’t be afraid to change up the colours, for a different look. Just keep in mind it should match up with your card base colour.

Once you are happy with your colours and sponging, line up the flower and your sentiment stamp and stamp them in Memento Black ink. I love how it stands out over the background. It just pops…Go ahead and adhere to the front of your card.

Now stamp your sentiment for the inside of the card and adhere in place. So, how easy was that?

I made these two cards as well, using the other flower and the different sentiments from the same stamp set and different colour combinations. I only used the largest rectangle on these cards and I chose not to use the flower background stamp, preferring just the outline.

I love how one stamp and die bundle can make so many different cards, each one unique.

Between all the rectangles, the flower dies, the scalloped edge and all the stamped images available, I can see myself using this set to make all sorts of cards and projects. I see all sorts of possibilities whenever I look at this set.

Supplies required

  • Crushed Curry card stock
    • Card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic White Card stock
    • 5 1/4″ x 4″ – (cut 2) Card front mat and inside card
    • 5″ x 4″ – Card front
  • Stamp Bundle – Colour and Contour stamp & dies
  • Ink pads – Memento Black ink, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight.

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