Fun Fold Friday

Daisy Lane & the Ornate Garden DSP

It has been a week!  Good news is that I am still posting every day (day 19)!  It has been challenging coming up with something new to share especially since I have not been feeling especially creative.  I continue to try new things to jump start my creativity.  Yesterday I went through my bin and folder  of samples and templates and pulled out some fun folds.  Today's card is a result of that activity.

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When you saw the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, did this design with the daisy remind you of either the Daisy Lane set or the Daisy Delight set?  Here I paired it with the Daisy Lane set.  I punched out 2 daisies using the Medium Daisy punch, stamped the stem image in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock and yes, fussy cut it out.  

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Are you wondering what color I used for the center of the daisy?  Doesn't it look like the center of the daisy on the DSP?  I inked up a scrap piece of So Saffron cardstock with So Saffron ink, inked it with VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with a mix of Clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and then heat embossed it.  Kind of fun and I was happy with how close it looked to the DSP.

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The ribbon is Terracotta Tile from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.  Love this ribbon, soft and easy to work with.  The Thanks is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set inked in Terracotta Tile.  

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This card is one I will be sending as part of my Host Code Thank you gift.  When you use the host code (HVP2CMS2) in April and place a $40 online order, I will send you 2 completed cards and a card kit to make each of those cards.  Since I cannot send out stamped images, the card kit will contain the cardstock, DSP, embellishments, punched elements, and you will need to use your own stamps for the sentiment.  The second card is a surprise.  

Let me know if you have any questions about how to shop online with me.  Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow!

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Our Talks...

How are you?  Hope you are well.  Today is day 5 of my blog everyday challenge.  I am quickly burning through my stash of cards that I made a while ago that  I forgot about sharing.   Today's card is perfect for this crazy time we are going through!

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Even if you cannot meet face to face like these two, I hope you have been having some priceless talks during this crazy, scary time.  These two cuties are from the Special Someone stamp set and cut out using the Special Days Dies.  The Special Someone set is in the January -June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Special Days Dies are part of the Coordination Product Release.  The Coordination Product Release will be ending on March 31 (the same as Sale-A-Bration).  The large circle and flowers, Sending Flowers Die is also from the Coordination Product Release.  The sentiment can be found in the Thanks for the Laughs set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

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  • The Old Olive cardstock 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at 1", 5-1/2"
  • The middle layer (Whisper White) is 4-1/4" x  5-1/2", scored at 1/2", 5"
  • The back (Balmy Blue) is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", scored at 1/2", 5"

Stay well my friends and do something creative today!

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Small Bloom Punch

This is going to sound strange but this is the first time I used the Small Bloom Punch!  This punch is currently available as one of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration choices with a $100 (US) order.  It is a great size and perfect for cards.

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I made this card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge 601, #CCMC601.  

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Old Olive is my go to color for foliage and the leaves in the Birthday dies are my current favorite for small leaves.  To go with the leaves I used the Small Bloom Punch for the Purple Posy flowers and the Pretty Peacock for the card base and flower centers.

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I wanted to add some additional texture so I also used the Shimmery White embossing paste.  The polka dot stencil is from the Basic Pattern Decorative   Masks which debuted in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and is still available on the 2019 Holiday Catalog Carryover List.  

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The Purple Posy layer is 5-1/4" x 8-1/4", scored at 2-1/8" & 4-1/4".  This is a simple and easy fun fold.  The embossing paste was only applied on the front panel.

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Are you wondering where those Pretty Peacock embellishments are from?  Here's how I made them.  

  • Ink up a scrap piece of Pretty Peacock cs with Versamark ink
  • Sprinkle Glittery Goodness (mix of Clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter) over it and heat emboss
  • Punch out circles, place them in the center of the flowers, apply Shimmery Crystal Effects (Holiday Catalog Carryover item) over them, & set aside to dry

Now you can make glittery embellishments in any color.

Now it is time to check out what the other design team members made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store.   If you would like me to place the order for you, please email me  and I would be happy to help you.

The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with completed samples as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Happy Birthday to You in Seaside Spray

Happy Friday and it is time  for the Festive Friday Challenge!   This time we are celebrating the festivity of Girl Scout Week!  Here's the Inspo List.

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To play along with the challenge you need to pick a minimum of 3 items from the Inspo List for your project.  Easy peasy!  Lots of possibilities and inspiration to fuel your project.

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From the Inspo List I chose blue, silver, birthday sentiment, and cake. 

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This week I have been focusing on the Coordination Products Release and today's card uses the Birthday dies.  I paired the Happy Birthday to You (Sale-A-Bration set) with the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp.  I think these 2 sets go together so beautifully.  

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This card opens in just a little different way as you can see in the picture above.  Using the Birthday dies makes it easy to cut out the flowers as there is a die that cuts out them out.  I separated one of the flowers with just a few snips since most of the work was already done for me by the dies.

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If you would like a tutorial for this card, guess what I have made one for you!

CLICK HERE FOR THE TUTORIAL

In fact, did you know that every Festive Friday Design Team Member posts a tutorial of how they created their project?  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created.

Festive Friday Design Team

Kelsey May Webster 

Miranda Webber

Anne Marie Hile

Nicole Watt

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Special Someone

Ready for another Festive Friday Challenge?  

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How do you play along?  Just pick 3 items from the Inspo list to include in your projects and submit it to the Festive Friday gallery by the due date.   The project you create doesn't have to celebrate Valentine's Day but it does need to include 3 items from the Inspo List.  Here is a link to how to play along with the challenge.

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I chose to use hearts, doilies, and red from the Inspo List. I could even claim glitter since he is holding a glittery red heart.   Isn't the raccoon from the Special Someone set so cute?  From the first time I saw the catalog I knew the set would have to be mine.  Beginning on February 4th, the Special Day dies that coordinates with the Special Someone set will become available.  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order them which is what I used to cut out Mr. Raccoon.  

Let's Make It

  • Cut out 2 tags from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration choice)  using the tag die from the Bonanza dies.   
  • Score the bottom of the tags 1-1/4" .  This is how big the item I wanted to insert measures.
  • Apply adhesive to one of the 1-1/4" rectangles and place the other tag over it. 
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  • Secure the treat in the holder with adhesive.  I used a Ferrero Rocher.
  • Thread a 4" piece of Real Red ribbon through the tag holes and tie a bow around the ribbon using White Baker's Twine
  • Stamp the outline raccoon image in Basic Gray ink.
  • Ink the bold raccoon stamp in Basic Gray ink and stamp off once on a piece of scrap paper and then over the outline raccoon image.
  • Cut out the raccoon using the Special Day dies or fussy cut.  
  • Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the raccoon to a red heart doily
  • Stamp "for you" on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the banner die from the Clubhouse bundle.
  • Cut 2 hearts out of Red Glitter paper 
  • Attach one heart to the raccoons paws using a part of a Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Attach one heart to the banner.  Attach the banner using SNAIL adhesive to the doily.
  • Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the doily to the treat holder.

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Cute and simple little treat to give to your friends, co-workers, or anytime you need a little treat holder.  Now it is time for you to figure out what you are going to make for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0051.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Painted Poppies Trifold

Last week there were a lot of hearts, reds and pinks on the blog.  This week it is Black, White, Red, and poppies, at least for today and tomorrow.

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This is the first time I used the Painted Poppies stamp set and it only seemed right to pair it with my favorite Sale-A-Bration choice, the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  This is a tri-fold card and I haven't made this card style in quite a while.  You can see a tutorial HERE.  The scoring and products used are a little different but the concept is the same.  

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This isn't a difficult style of card to make at all.  It is a fun way to show off how nicely your DSP patterns coordinate.

  • Basic Black CS 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 3" and 7"
  • Black & White stripe from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP 2-3/4"x 4" and  1/2"x 4" (inside of the card)
  • Black & White hexagon pattern 3-3/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White (inside of the card) 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Largest Circle die from the Layering Circles 
  • #7 Circle and #7 scalloped circle (#1 being the smallest circle)
  • 5 Tiny butterflies cut from the Butterfly Beauty dies out of Black Glimmer paper (unfortunately this is a retired product.  It was so perfect for the project, I decided to use it!))

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Inside I used one of the die cuts from the Peaceful Poppies Elements, strip of DSP and a black glitter butterfly.  

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I colored the poppies with the Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo pack.  It is quick and easy to color in.

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Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Below I have listed all the products I used to make this card with links to where you can find them.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Sneak Peek:Happy Birthday to You Easel

Taking a little break from the All Dressed Up dies and back to another favorite from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration brochure, Happy Birthday to You.

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This cake image is a fun one to color. It isn't too detailed and there is enough space to do some shading.  I used the Purple Posy and Highland Heather blends to color in the flower with a Dark Daffodil Delight Blend for the centers.  The cake was colored using a Light So Saffron Blend and a Light Smoky Slate for the cake plate. The scalloped stitched rectangle was cut using one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The dies can be found on page 20 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  (Need a copy?  Contact me and I will send it out to you).  

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The Highland Heather Gingham (love!) is from the 6" x 6" Subtles Designer Series Paper.  The sweet little ribbon is actually from last years Sale-A-Bration.  It was the perfect little additions to the card.

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This is an easel card!  I stamped, cut and colored a little flower from the cake image to act as the stopper for the card panel.  The sentiments are from the Timeless Tulip stamp set. 

There are so many wonderful products in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It is going to be a fabulous Sale-A-Bration!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for December is 4GWASv6U.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of the Noble Peacock THinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Snowman Season Gift Card

Ready for a fun to make and receive gift card holder?  Let's go!

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Here's what you will need:

    *Coastal Cabana 5-1/2" x 6-3/4" scored at 4-1/4" &  a Stitched Nested label (2nd largest) 

    *Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" & Stitched Oval largest & scraps for snowman, tree

    *Real Red Layering Ovals scallop oval (largest)

    *Let it Snow DSP cut 2 at 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"

    *Snowman Season bundle

    *Tree stamped from Perfectly Plaid set in Shaded Spruce

    *Sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas

    *Star Designer Elements

    *Let it Snow Embellishment kit

(Look below my signature for a complete list of supplies and links to where you can purchase it.)

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Score the Coastal Cabana Stitched Nested label as shown below.

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This tab is what you will secure between the Coastal Cabana card base and the Whisper White layer.  I like to use glue or Tear & Tape.  Secure down the Whisper White layer to the Coastal Cabana card base.

Stamp in Coastal Cabana ink the snowflakes from Snowman Season on the Whisper White Stitched Oval. 

Layer the stitched oval on to the Real Red scalloped oval.  

Attach a plaid tree stamped in Shaded Spruce using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the snowman from Snowman Season on to the Whisper White Oval.

Attach the star to the top of the tree.  Attach a cap to the snowman.  Color in the snowman's nose using Pumpkin Pie Blends or Stampin' Write marker.

Stamp "lots of love" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White CS and cut the banner.  Attach a little red heart to the end and adhere.

Attach the oval to the Coastal Cabana label.  

Stamp the sentiment in the upper right hand corned in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Attach one of the DSP sheets to the outside piece.

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Punch a half circle in the middle of one of the long sides of the remaining DSP piece.  This is the opening where you will put in the gift card so do not put any adhesive along this long edge.  Run a thin line of liquid glue along the 2 short sides and the long side that does not have the half circle.  Attach this to the inside.

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Super cute and easy to make too!  Hope you liked this gift card idea.  Check out the links below for a complete list of products used.

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hanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Beauty & Joy Christmas

If you have followed my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of topiaries.  When I saw Beauty & Joy in the Holiday catalog I knew I would have to own it.  

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The pretty plaid paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Specialty DSP in the Holiday Catalog.  Love the gold foil lines in the plaid, so pretty!  I added Red Rhinestones to the topiary to dress it up a bit and a Gold Glimmer paper star.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  The front panel is embossed using the Scripty 3-D embossing folder.

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The Cherry Cobbler flap lifts up and now you can see the Wrapped in Plaid DSP a little bit better.  

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The plaid flap folds down to reveal the inside sentiment which is from the Frosted Foliage stamp set.  Isn't this a fun fold?  It is like a little present that you unfold to discover the inner secret of a Christmas greeting.  Even though there are more layers than a typical card it is still flat enough to easily mail.

The Beauty & Joy stamp set is located on page 51 of the Holiday catalog.  It is in kind of an odd spot but definitely worth looking for!

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Here's to Strong Women

It is Festive Friday Challenge time!  I am really liking the changes that were recently made in the challenge.  There is now an Inspo list (aka Inspiration).  This Inspo list has elements inspired by the festivity.  You pick at least 3 elements from the Inspo to use on your project.  

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The 3 items from the Inspo List I chose for my project; blue, encouragement, hearts.

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This big beautiful sentiments is from the Here's to Strong Women stamp set.  I have been using this stamp set a lot lately, especially this sentiment.  We are all going through something and I love sharing a little bit of encouragement & support.  I wanted to make something that was easily mailed that would stand up on its own.

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This card has its own build in stand.  It folds up fairly flat and will fit in a note card size envelope (5-1/8" x 3-5/8") which is a mailable size.  There is even a little place in the back for you to write a little message.

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If you would like to make your own CLICK HERE for a PDF tutorial.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Festive Friday blog and enter your project in the gallery!  

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