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Stargazing Suite #161189
Stargazing Suite #161189
Nesting dies create lots of varied frames! These blue hue papers are a HIT. Blue is BACK in fashion!! This is an inspirational collection of very pretty products!
Countryside Inn Suite #161474
Such an easy suite to use! Punch and Play with the duo punch pack! Inexact botanical prints and sweet coordinating papers! This is a FUNNY and versatile suite!! Watch for more posts with this brand new collection!!
Inked Botanicals Suite #161172
Do it differently!! Here is a unique technique for the popular Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set #161290.
Stamp a full sheet of flowers in black ink on white card stock. Stamp randomly and fairly close together.
Grab your Blending Brushes #153611 and two ink pad. I chose Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo ink pads. Apply the colors to your stamped card stock. I chose to do wide bands of soft colors. Using a Sponge Dauber #133773, I added flower centers with Pecan Pie ink pad. Cut into four cards front layers.
Use any extra strips for the inside of the card. Don't waste anything!!
Play with this FUN technique!! Vary your colors and release your creativity!
Collect your scraps and make this card! This is such a cheery, vibrant card! That's probably why it was a recent class favorite!!
Cut card stock strips about 1/4 to 1/2" wide. Attach the strips to a card stock base. I chose to attach these diagonally for more interest.
Flip over the card stock and trim off the strips that protrude beyond the edges. Mount to a slightly larger Black layer.
Next, mount butterflies from the Brilliant Wings Dies #155523, die cut with Black Card Stock!! These dies are currently on the Last Chance List: regularly $44, FOR ONLY $17.80 while supplies last!! It's a SUPER DEAL!!!
This is a Gate Fold card, used in the landscape format. Try a scrap card!! Try using all brights or all pastels. Have fun playing with this fun scrap technique!!
Butterfly Brilliance Stamp #155092
Brilliant Wings Dies #155523
Both of these retire May 1, 2023
So sorry to see this lovely Art Gallery Stamp Set #158201 and Floral Gallery Dies #154316 retire on May 1st! The Stamparatus #146276, positioning tool, is also retiring.
Goodbye sweet friend!! I will miss you!! Celebrate Sunflower Stamp Set #152517 & Sunflowers Dies #152704 will retire May 1st.
I had fun with color! I use quite a bit of black card stock, all year around. Black POPS all colors! These butterflies are cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies #155523. I applied Adhesive Sheets #152334 to the back of the black card stock before die cutting. This creates a "sticker," so application is quick and clean!! The backgrounds are Subtles 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #159255. These paper packs are SO HANDY and great for envelopes flaps, too!!
This is a fancy fold. The base is 4-1/4 X 5-1/2". The center is simply a narrow card, cut 8-1/2 X 3", scored at 4-1/4" and mounted on the center of the base. Simple. Try it!
Here is a FUN idea using Regency Park Designer Series Paper #160559. This fold shows both sides of the designer paper.
Working with designer paper is easy. The color palette is predetermined for you.
TIPS: These rectangles are cut 2-1/2 X 1-7/8". Cut the four rectangles as "one," so they are the same size. Cut one template the same size, and then cut off the corner at a 45 degree angle. This template determines the fold of the designer papers so they are all the same. The center opening can be varied to accommodate the focal point. The deeper the fold, the larger the center opening. This flower is created with the Petal Park Builder Punch #160576.
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This was a class card using the handy Handmade Wishes Bundle with Punch #159691.
Directions for this easy Fancy Fold: Base card is 11 X 4-1/4", score at 3, 5-1/2, and 8". It couldn't be easier!!
The second to last panel is for your message. The festive paper is Boughs of Holly 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159600. Try it!!
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Old Olive base card.
Crushed Curry Base Card.
So EASY! Try it!
Have you ever made a Fancy Fold Easel Card? It creates a nice display!
Directions: The Cherry Cobbler Base card is 11 X 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4". The front panel folds and needs a "STOP." Any shape that is dimensionalized will work! This Fancy Fold folds flat for mailing.
This card uses the Holly Leaves Bundle #159608 from the Jul - Dec Holiday Mini Catalog. These Holly Leaves have a Silver Foil base and a Rose Gold Foil overlay which was cut with Adhesive Sheets #152334 for easy application!! The background is the Stitched Greenery Die #155451.
This panel card was a class favorite recently. It features the Snowflake 12 X 12" Specialty Vellum #159832 and Blushing Bride card stock.
This top view shows the panel fold. Write your message on the back middle panel.
Enjoy this simple pattern for the Panel Card. It stands nicely for display. It folds flat to fit our Medium Envelopes.
The sentiment is Handmade Wishes Bundle with Punch #159691.
The Autumn color palette adds an entirely different look to your favorite stamp sets, like this adorable Sweet Songbirds Bundle with Punch #158727. Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Sweet Sorbet and Basic White. Wink of Stella Glitter #141897 has been added to the musical notes!
This fancy fold is called "A Card in a Card." Base Card: 6-1/4 X 5-1/2", scored at 2". Inside Card: 6/1/2 X 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4". You can vary the inside card measurement if necessary for your image.
The Glitter Washi Tape #159973 from the July-Dec. Holiday Mini Catalog adds a sparkle to the inside!
Did you noticed the Stitched Greenery Die #155451 background that repeats the leaf stamp images?? Send a cheery Songbird card!!
This lovely Birthday card was created by Michelle Miller, my friend and team member!
This is a perfect fancy fold to show off this boarder print from Rustic Harvest 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159633. Cut the Designer Paper 11-1/2" X 5-1/4". Score at 3-1/2" and 7-1/2", then mount onto 5-1/2 X 4-1/4" card stock.
Michelle applied Wink of Stella glitter #141897 on all dark red flowers. Lovely, Michelle!
This cute Christmas paper is Sweetest Christmas 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159559. The Accordion Fold really shows off the papers!!
Directions: the base card is 11 X 4-1/4". Score at 1-1/2, 3, 5-1/2 and 8". EASY!!
The sentiment is the Handmade Wishes Bundle with Punch #159691.
Here is a sweet little fancy fold to show off designer series papers! This pretty paper is Lovely in Linen 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #158644 from the 2022-23 Annual Catalog.
Directions: the base card is 11 X 4-1/4". Score at 1-1/2, 3, 5-1/2 and 8". EASY!!
The sentiment comes from the Limited Edition Stamp Stamp #158754. The next post will show you a Christmas idea using the same easy Fancy Fold! Check back or subscribe to my blog in the right side panel and never miss a post!
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Do you have stacks of Designer Series Papers?? Yes, I thought you did! Try this cute, easy Triangle Two-fer Card!!
Select a non-directional designer paper that coordinates front and back. Cut to 8 X 8", score at 4", rotate 90% and score again at 4". Cut diagonally corner to corner. Fold and mount onto a 4-1/4" square. You have two cards! EASY!
This cute floral paper is Design a Daydream 12 X 12" HOST Designer Series Paper with 48 sheets, #159161. TRY THIS!
Did you watch my VERSATILE DSP CARD VIDEO? I have made so many of these easy fancy fold cards! The Splendid Day 12 X 12" Special Designer Series Paper #159666 creates an elegant card!
Watch my video below for lots of cute samples. This fancy fold is 12 X 3", scored at 4-1/4 and 9-1/2". SIMPLE!!
Try this easy, fast, economical fancy fold!! Here is the video full of IDEAS!
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This is a super handy, generic card to have on hand!! It uses the Eden's Garden Bundle #157832. Cut four Designer Papers, 2 X 2-5/8". I try to use two lights and two darks for contrast. Watch my short video for 9 finished ideas and a special tip!
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Sweet Talk Suite #157629
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Such a CLASSIC, TRADITIONAL collection of wintery stamp images: Christmas Season Bundle with Dies #156801 can be used all winter!
This pretty Painted Christmas 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #156292 reflects the images of the stamps.
Try this easy Fancy Fold: the Evening Evergreen cardstock is cut 3 x 5-3/4", scored at 2-3/4". Fold and mount onto the lower portion of a standard 4-1/4 X 5-1/2" base!
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FINALLY HERE: Christmas Whimsy Card KIT !!
8 Holiday Cards with Gold trimmed envelopes
The season is changing!! Create autumn designer paper yourself!! These colors are: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake; Old Olive Marker for splatter. Base is a full sheet of Very Vanilla Card Stock.
Choose medium to small images, like this lovely Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set #153365. Start with the larger images and stamp randomly, including off the edges. Fill in with smaller images. Splatter any unstamped areas with a waterbased marker. Done.
Cut your designer paper and create cards! One of my easy, eye-catching layouts is this triangluar cut: cut paper 5-1/2 x 3", then cut corner to corner to create two triangles. Assemble as shown and stamp your sentiment in the center on the base card. Base card is Crushed Curry color.
When you make your own designer paper, you can customize the season or occasion, colors, and images! TRY IT!!
Christmas Season Stamp Set #156293 is so versatile it creates winter Birthday Cards!! This is a simple masking technique. Please watch the short video posted below.
It creates easy thank you cards, too. This is the same masking technique as in the video.
This card has the holly images and Wink of Stella on the berries.
The Welcoming Woods Stamp Set #156550 is perfect for the SUNSET TECHNIQUE!
Here is my YouTube video for creating the SUNSET TECHNIQUE! Try it!
Don't throw away your sunset "trimmings." Use the strips inside for added interest!
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Biggest Wish Stamp Set #155052
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Color & Contour Stamp Set #154994 is perfect for the COLOR BLOCKING Technique. Cut Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Polished Pink card stocks 3/4" X 4". Attach these to a base of Basic White card stock, then stamp your image. It's easy!
If you do not like to "color in" images, this is a great way to add color quickly.
Try this technique!!
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Sweet & Simple note card and envelope!
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Blending Brushes #153611, three for $12! These velvety brushes make blending a breeze! Select a die image to create as a silhouette. Apply an Adhesive Sheet #152334 to the back of any card stock and die cut your shape. Position the die cut shape onto a card front. Use a Blending Brush to collect ink directly from the ink pad. Rubbing in circular motions, apply the color over and beyond the edges of the die cut. Build up the color intensity slowly until you have the desired effect. Remove die cut to reveal the silhouette! Remember to add an image to the envelope, too. SIMPLE!
Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes #159232 (mailable in US), Meadow Dies #155852 and Polished Pink Ink Pad #155712.
You could make lots of these in 15 minutes!!