Thank you Card

Hi everyone, it has been over a month since I have done any crafting due to travelling and some construction taking place.  I cannot believe the withdrawal I experienced during this time.  Crafting is such a stress reliever because you can forget about everything else going on in your life, for just a little while.

I strongly believe that thank you cards are important to show appreciation. I am overdue with some thank you cards so I made up this card as a thank you for an order placed to my business.

I cut the Highland Heather card stock to 5 1/2″ by 11″ and folded in half to make the card base.
I cut two Whisper White card stock at 5 1/4 x 4″
One for the inside and one for the front of the card.

Using the Highland Heather ink pad, I then stamped the Image from the “A little Lace” stamp set and then stamped the sentiment from the “Daisy Lane” stamp set for the front of the card

After adhering the front, I adhered the second Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card. I left this blank so I could write my own comments to the inside.

Voila, an elegant but simple thank you card


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July 30 – National Day of Friendship

The world is filled with too much hatred, too much fighting and too much mistrust of others. The International Day of Friendship is certainly an opportunity to stop, and to reverse, these worldwide problems.

According to the United Nations, the official sponsor of this special day, the International Day of Friendship is a day set aside to promote friendship among peoples, cultures and countries. Today is a time to encourage efforts towards peace, and to build bridges among different people. It is a day of respect for others, and a day to celebrate diversity.

According to the United Nations, on this day people, groups and governments should hold events and activities to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation.

On an individual level, use this day to promote friendship in big and small ways. You can begin by “extending an olive branch” to a sibling or a family member, a neighbor, or an old friend who we’ve had a falling out with. If we all try just a little the world will be a friendlier, more peaceful place.

Origin of International Day of Friendship:

The origin of International Day of Friendship has roots as far back as 1919 in the United States. The country of Paraguay  first celebrate this day on an national level on July 30, 1958.  Other countries with early celebrations include: several countries in South America, Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia. Different countries celebrated this day on varying dates in July, August and April.

In 2011, the United Nations declared this an official international day, to be celebrated annually on July 30th.


A simple card for any occasion

This is a cute card for any occasion. I left the inside blank until I am ready to use it.

Cut paper as follows; 
Purple Posy – card base. 11 x 4 1/4″ 
Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4″ (x2) 
Silver Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2″ 
Purple Posy – scrap – punch out butterflies 
Whisper White – scrap – sentiment 
Scrap paper – 6 x 4″

Fold card base in half and burnish edge, set aside. 
Align scrap paper approximately two inches from the left edge of the whisper white card stock to protect that side of the card. Make sure the paper is straight. Using the stamp set and the ink pad, randomly stamp images on the 2″ of card stock that is not covered. Adhere the silver strip of paper between the stamped images and the blank part of the card stock. This gives a nice separation between the two. Adhere to the front of the card using the snail adhesive.

Stamp sentiment on the white cardstock and die cut using the Free as a Bird hexagon die. 
Do the same with a slightly larger die cut for the foil background. Adhere the white sentiment to the front of the foil then using mini dimensionals add to the front of the card. 
Tie a bow and glue to the top of the sentiment or just below it on the top left edge. 
Punch out the two butterflies and glue to the front of the card.

Adhere the second piece of cardstock to the inside of the card. At this time, I left the inside of the card blank until I need it so I can add a sentiment later.

If desired, 
Using the second whisper white card stock, stamp a sentiment in the centre and then using the same stamp from the front of the card, stamp a bit of design in the corner or however you wish. 
Adhere to the inside of the card and you have a beautiful card for any occasion.

  • Supplies needed;
  • Purple Posy Cardstock – 150881
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 100730
  • Silver Foil Sheets – 132178
  • Beauty Abounds Stamp Set – 148726
  • Free as a Bird Bundle – 151123
  • Highland Heather ink pad – 147103
  • Butterfly duet punch – 148523
  • Silver Metallic thread – 138402
  • Snail Adhesive – 104332
  • Mini dimensionals – 144108

Wedding gift

Wedding or anniversaries are to be celebrated and remembered. I made up this 12 x 12 picture frame using the beautiful Magnolia designer series paper from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. I left the green squares blank so special pictures can be added later. A perfect keepsake to commemorate the special occasion.

With Bonus Days going on during the month of July, now is the perfect time to stock up on crafting supplies.  If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $60 cad you spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $6 cad Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed during August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn in July and then you get to cash them in in August for even more products. So how great is that?

Just click on my shop now button to start earning coupons. Don’t forget to use the July Host code to earn hostess gifts.


Keeping cool in the heat wave

Hi everyone, well we are certainly experiencing some hot weather this week. Given the Canadian winters, I have no problem with this. I was golfing last night with my ladies golf league in 38C humidity, and drinking lots of water. I even won the 50/50 draw so all in all, it was a good day.

At home I am staying inside in the air conditioning and doing what I love, crafting. I have a card class next week so was finishing up some of the prep work required. Below are the three cards we will be making. Each one is unique and requires different techniques which I like to demonstrate. If you have an interest in learning new techniques or would like to get together just to socialize while we make cards, please register on my blog. Next Class is Aug 14th and spots are limited.


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 the inside of the card

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

Mother’s Day Card

Luckily my mother is still around to spread a smile or two so made this card for her

  1. Pear Pizzaz card stock 
    – cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ 
    Black Card stock 
    – cut 5 1/4 x 4″ 
    Whisper white 
    – cut 3 3/4 x 5″ (2)

fold pear pizzaz in half and crease with bone folder.

  • Using the Forever Lovely stamp set stamp the following on one whisper white card stock 
    – Stamp flower with lovely lipstick ink 
    – Stamp leaves with Pear Pizzaz ink 
    – Stamp sentiment with Memento Black Tuxedo ink

Adhere the white card stock to the black matting than adhere to the front of card

Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day to the other white card stock and in the bottom corner, stamp the single rose and adhere to the inside of the card

simple card but as the stamp set say’s, it makes a lovely but simple card


Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is approaching so made up this very simple card.

Sadly, I lost my father a few years ago so cannot give him this card. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think of him. That doesn’t mean I can’t make a card, right? It makes me feel better.

Instructions to make this card are shown below;

Black Cardstock 
– cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (card base) 
– cut 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 (Sentiment mat) 
Woods Textures designer series paper 
– cut 1 1/2 x 3/4 (3 panels) 
– cut 1 x 5 1/2″ (sentiment) 
Crumb Cake card stock 
– cut at 4 x 5 1/4 (inside the card)

After folding the black card stock and using a bone folder to crease the card, I adhered the Wood Texture panels evenly across the front of the card using snail adhesive.

I stamped “Happy Father’s Day” (non SU product) onto the sentiment piece and adhered to the matting using snail adhesive.

Using dimensional’s, I added the sentiment to the front of the card then added a few sequins to the front for a little bling. 

I used the snail adhesive to adhere the crumb cake card stock to the inside of the card but left it blank.


Pyjama Get Well Card

Get Well Card
  • This is such a cute and different way to wish someone well. To create this card, I used the Needle Point Nook designer series paper (DSP)for the blue robes and Twinkle Twinkle DSP for the Green robe. I think they have that Pajama look about them don’t you?

Each card was cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and folded inwards at 2 1/8 to meet in the middle. 
The sleeves are measured down by 2″ and cut inwards at 3/4″. I trimmed the sleeves to make them angled a bit.

It’s a little tricky but leaving the sleeve facing outward, I folded the remainder of the card inwards and creased using the bone folder. This gives you an inside fold. 
To form the collar, I used a ruler to line up the bottom of the sleeves then folded center outward then creased gently as I did not want it to fall flat

I added whisper white card stock to the inside, cut at 2 1/2″ by 5 1/4″ This should be glued underneath the folds. I stamped “Missing you” from the Home to Roost stamp set and made sure it lines up between the collar than stamped “Hope you feel better really soon” from the ??? stamp set inside the robe. For whatever reason I cannot find this stamp again. I know it will show up when I least expect it to.

The slippers puppy faces were stamped with Bella and Friends in Grey Granite. I then fussy cut out the puppy head and coloured them with my blender pens I really like how the green shows up the puppy face but am lacking the proper colour to make the blue slippers stand out. I think I might add some blue fluff balls on top instead…fuzzy slippers make for a great alternative and will just add to the cuteness of the card.

The final step is to add the ribbon. I did glue the ribbon to the back on the card so when it’s opened it doesn’t fall off. It also helps to keep it in place when you are trying to tie a bow in front. The blue ribbon was part of the sale-a-bration ribbon combo and the green was left over from the paper pumpkin kit (Jan 2019 I think)

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Welcome Baby

New babies are cause to celebrate and whether it is your child, niece or nephew or grandchild, it is nice to have a cute little card to celebrate.

I made up the blue cards using Balmy Blue card stock and the yellow cards using the So Saffron card stock. I added the whisper white to the card as matting so both the heart and the Gingham Gala paper pops. The double sided Gingham Gala paper matches beautifully and I made a couple of each card using both the small and larger print. The baby footprints as well as the sentiments on the front of the card along with the baby bottle on the inside, are all part of the First Steps Cling stamp set so it is very versatile. On the inside I used the stamp set Wonderful Moments for the sentiment. The ribbon is also matching the colours of the card.

If you would like to explore your creativity, please contact me to get future updates. I send out a monthly newsletter and I also host card making classes to give you a hands on approach to creating.

Should you wish to order the products mentioned above, so that you can make similar cards, click on https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

The supply list for the cards is listed below

  • Whisper White #100730
  • Balmy Blue Card stock #146982
  • Balmy Blue Ink #147105
  • So Saffron Card stock #105118
  • So Saffron Ink #147109
  • Gingham Gala #148554
  • Stamp Set – Wonderful Moments #147529
  • Stamp Set – First Steps #148718

I also want to give credit to Kathryn at https://kath-allthatscaps.blogspot.com who inspired me.