Ride the Wind Day

Ride the Wind Day is a carefree day to soar above the earth. You can catch a ride with the breeze, or float along slowly like a gentle, late summer cloud.

Summer will soon be over. Catching the drift of this day is easy. Just relax, and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing. Leave your troubles and worries behind for a spell, as you waft in the air.

Here are some great ways to enjoy Ride the Wind Day :

  • Fly in an airplane
  • Fly a kite
  • Parachute
  • Hang glide
  • Take a motorcycle ride
  • Hope in a sailboat, and go for a ride
  • Just kick back and enjoy one of the last days of summer

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

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

If you wish to receive your own paper catalog to have on hand, please contact me.

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)

Birthday Card time

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Now that Christmas is over and the new year has begun, this month’s card class to be held on Jan 10th (6:30-9:30pm), will be about birthday cards.  It is always nice to have a few cards made up in advance and stashed away, so you are always prepared and what better time than at the beginning of the year.

I love these stamp sets because each one has it’s own personality.  So, I thought they would be a fun way to get the year started and create cards to make someone smile.  I will have sample cards made up and everything prepped and ready to go. We will make one card using each stamp set.  You can copy my sample exactly or you can put your own twist on your card because part of the fun is being creative.

If you are interested in attending a evening of laughter and good times while making cards, now is a great time to try it.  Class size is limited to 6 people so don’t wait too long.  Payment of just $20.00 is required in advance to lock in your spot.  This can easily be done through an email money transfer.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

New Card Class

Hi everyone, 

Would like to meet new people and explore your creativity?  I host monthly classes to “play”. While we sit around the table socializing I will show you how to make three unique cards which you will take with you when you leave.  No experience is required, I will have everything prepped and ready to go before you arrive.  Each class I will demonstrate a new technique with different cards so there will never be any repeats.

My next class has been scheduled for Thursday, January 10th.  Class size is limited to 6 people. Cost is just $20.00 which covers my supplies.  Any orders placed of $50.00 or more, I will waive the class cost.

Please contact me for more details at sjbeale@sympatico.ca