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Festive Friday Challenge #0042

It is time for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0042.  This challenge marks the start of something new.  The Festive Friday challenge Inspo list.  We are still being inspired by upcoming festivities but now you can choose from 3 different items from the Inspo list to use to create your project.  I think this will be a lot easier, more fun and hopefully will inspire you to join in the challenge!

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I chose to use these three items from the Inspo list; black, gold, and birds for my project.

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This is a tri-fold card.  It is fun and easy to make.

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These lovely birds were die cut from the Bird Ballad DSP .  The polka dot pattern is also from this paper pack.  The Bird Ballad DSP is one of the packs that qualify for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion.

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This is the inner panel.  The sentiment is from the Here's A Card stamp set.

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Ready to make this fun card?  

Stamps: Here's A Card 149438

                Free As A Bird 149468

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento pad 132708

         Petal Pink Light Stampin' Blends 146866

Paper: Petal Pink 146985  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"

            Basic Black 121045 4-1/4' x 5-1/2"  scored at 1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"

            Whisper White 100730 4" x 5-1/4"

            Gold Glimmer 146958 3" x 7-1/2"

            Bird Ballad DSP 149592  

Dies:  Layering Oval dies 141706

            Stitched Be Mine dies 148527

Embellishments: Petal Pink Organdy ribbon 149441

  1. Die cut an oval (use the #6 oval, #1 being the smallest) in the 4-1/4" 5-1/2" Basic Black cs.   Use the long scallop stitched die to cut along the edge of the Basic Black card stock.
  2. Place the #6 oval die on the Gold Glimmer paper and the #7 scalloped oval around it.  Next to it place the #6 scalloped oval and run them both through the die cutting machine.
  3. Adhere the Gold Glimmer oval frame around the oval cut out in step 1.
  4. Layer the 4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black cs on to the front of the Petal Pink cs.  Make sure that the fold is on the bottom.  Layer the polka dot pattern from the Bird Ballad DSP on to the black card stock.
  5. Attach the Basic Black flap (1/2" score line) to the back of the Petal Pink card base.  
  6. Use the #6 oval to cut out the birds from the Bird Ballad DSP.  Adhere  it on to the remaining Gold Glimmer oval.  Position the ovals on to the  polka dot pattern so that it fits the oval on the Basic Black flap.
  7. Stamp the sentiment and the flower on the Whisper White card stock.  Color the flower using the Petal Pink Stampin' Blend.  Adhere to the inside of the card base.
  8. Tie a bow using the Petal Pink Organdy ribbon and secure it to the front of the card.

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created for Festive Friday Challenge #0042!

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Fun Fold Friday

I received some questions on how I made this card.  Here's a quick tutorial.

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  1. Card Base:  Night of Navy card stock 5-1/2" x 11".  Score at 3-1/4" and 7-1/2"
  2. Very Vanilla CS: 4" x 5-1/4", DSP 1" x 5-1/4"

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    3. Front Panel DSP  3-1/4" x  5-1/4"

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    4.  Very Vanilla CS-3" x 5-1/4",  DSP 1" x 5-1/4"

 

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This fold is a great one to show off your Designer Series paper.  Here's another card using the same fold.

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Just a few more sleeps until the Stampin' Up!® Holiday catalog goes live on September 4th!   Contact me if you would like a Holiday catalog and are not currently working with another demonstrator.  I would be happy to send you one!

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On to Adventure Easel card & tutorial

I have a fun card today featuring the On to Adventure stamp set and a tutorial.

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This easel card is fashioned after an easel card I made for the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop.  Here's the card.

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I received a lot of questions on how I made this card so i thought I would do  a quick tutorial for you.  

I am starting with a pre-made card base.  The one I am using is not currently available.  

    1.  Use a paper trimmer and cut starting from the middle (2-3/4") of  the card fold  to the bottom edge of the front of the  card base.  Once you understand the basics of this card you can choose to make your easel different sizes.

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    2.  Score one of flaps (card front) at 2-1/8".  Apply adhesive to the other flap and secure.

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    3.   Stamp the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock and color using Stampin' Blends.  Cut the image out using the Stitched Shapes dies.  Cut a coordinating scalloped circle from the Layering Circles framelits in Soft Suede ink.

    4. Stamp "Congratulations" sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a 3/4" x 3-1/2" strip of Whisper White card stock.   Line up the strip so it lines up with the edge of the closed flap and attach the other end to the Soft Suede scalloped circle.

    5.  Fussy cut the leaves and rose images from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. Arrange some roses and leaves around  the main image and attach them to the back of the Whisper White stitched circle.  Sandwich the flowers and leaves with the Soft Suede scalloped circle 

    6.  Attach a flower and leaf to the back of the sentiment strip.  

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    7.  Cut a 1/2" x 2-3/4" strip of DSP and attach it to the inside of the card.  Stamp "Follow your Bliss!"  on Whisper White card stock and cut out using the Layering Circles dies.  Cut a coordinating Soft Suede scalloped circle.  Adhere the Whisper White circle on to the Soft Suede.  Attach it to the DSP strip using a Stampin' Dimensional.  This will act as the "stop" for the easel.

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Now you know how to make an easel card.  It is easy and now you can play around with different widths and orientations of your easels.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and spotlight on the On to Adventure stamp set!  If you have any questions please leave me a comment.  Here's a list of the supplies I used.  You can click on any link and it will take you to my online store. Thank you!

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On To Adventure Cling Stamp Set
$20.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Balmy Blue Light Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
$5.50

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Tasteful Textures and the Floral Essence bundle

Ready for another idea on how to use the Tasteful Textures Bundle?  

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You know I adore a black & white card with a pop of color.  The pops of color are provided by the Floral Essence bundle.  Why the Floral Essence bundle?  I chose the Floral Essence stamp and punch because the shape of the petals mimics the look of this Tasteful Background die.  It is almost as if they were meant for each other.

Here's how I made this card

    1.  Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Use the Tasteful Background die and cut it 4-5 times through a die cutting machine.

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2. Use the Stitched Rectangle die that cuts out a 3-3/8" x  4-3/4" rectangle and the die that cuts out a 2-1/4" x  3-5/8" rectangle and cut out a frame.

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    3,  Set aside the frame.  We will use it on tomorrow's card.  

    4.  Cut a  2-5/8" x  4" Basic Black Stitched Rectangle.  Layer the inner rectangle from the frame on to the stitched Rectangle.

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    5.  Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" Thick Whisper White card stock card base.  Layer the inner rectangle (step 4) on the front of the card base.

    6. Stamp the 3 petal flower (from the Floral Essence stamp set) in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Repeat.  Use a blender pen and color in     the petals using just the ink that is already on the petal.  Punch out the petals using the Perennial Flower punch.  Assemble the flower.   

    7.  VersaMark a strip of Real Red card stock.  Sprinkle  Glittery Goodness mix (one part Dazzling Diamonds glitter & one part Clear Embossing     powder) and heat emboss.  Punch a 1/2" circle and attach it to the center of the flower.  Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen and apply a layer of glue over the     Real Red flower center.  Set aside to dry.  

    8. Stamp in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock the leaf from the Floral Essence stamp set.  Punch out using the Leaf punch.  

    9.  Use a Basic Black marker or carefully ink up just the "Thanks" (part of a sentiment in the Tasteful Textures stamp set) and stamp on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the Stitched Rectangle die 7/8" x  2-7/8".

    10. Attach the sentiment strip (trim one end so it doesn't extend past the black layer 2-5/8") using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Attach the flower using a     Stampin' Dimensional.  Tuck in the leaves and attach using glue dots.  

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Below you will find all the supplies I used to make this card.  Click on the link/picture to easily shop for supplies.  Remember July is Bonus Days!  For every $50 (US) you spend in July you will receive a coupon for $5 you can spend in August! 

If your shopping list is long, maybe it is time to sign up for the ultimate kit.  In July and August when you become a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator your fully customizable kit includes an extra $30 worth of product for the same low price of $99!  In addition, you will receive a $10 coupon the following month for you to spend!.  Contact me for more information!  I would love for you to be a part of my team!

 

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$16.00

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the card I made using the frame portion!  

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Painted Season DSP Panel Card and tutorial

The Painted Season Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites!  Every design is great but I think this one might be my favorite.  

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Here's how to make this card.

Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set (Occasions catalog page 16)

Early Espresso ink pad

Early Espresso card stock 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2", 3-3/4" x 4", scrap piece for labels

Poppy Parade card stock  4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White card stock (inside of card) 4" x 5-1/4", scrap piece for labels

Painted Seasons DSP 3-3/8" x 4" cut into three 1-1/8" x 4" strips, 1/2" x 4" strip (optional)

Labels from the SAB Coordination Lily Framelit dies

Poppy Parade 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

Metallic Pearls

  1. Evenly space and adhere the DSP on the 3-3/4" x 4" Early Espresso card stock.
  2. Adhere the panel to the Poppy Parade card stock.
  3. Wrap the Poppy Parade ribbon around the bottom of the panel and tie a bow
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday set in Early Espresso ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Cut out the sentiment using the  small label in the Lily Framelit dies and the large label in Early Espresso card stock.  Using dimensionals attach them to the card.  Attach 2 gold Metallic Pearls. 
  6. Adhere the Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.  Attach the strip of Painted Season DSP if desired.

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This quick and easy card is a great way to show off the beauty of the Painted Season DSP (Designer Series Paper).   The Painted Season DSP is available as part of a Level 2 (FREE with a $100 order) Sale-A-Bration bundle which includes the Painted Season stamp set and the Painted Season DSP.  You can also get an extra pack of the Painted Season DSP with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. 

March is the last month of Sale-A-Bration so be sure to contact me to place an order or you can also order through my online store.  You can click on the pictures below and it will take you to my store.  You don't want to miss out on all the fabulous Sale-A-Bration products!

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Sweet Soiree Pocket Card and Tutorial

At long last I have a tutorial for the pocket/envelope card I shared on this post.  Let me first show you the card we will be making together.

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  1. Cut a piece of Marina Mist cs 4-1/4" x 11" and score it at 5-1/2". Cut on the diagonal from the top of the score line to the bottom corner. AstheInkDriespocket1
  2. Cut a piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP 4-5/8" x 6".  Cut on the diagonal and score along one side at 1/2". AstheInkDriespocket2  
    Fold on the score line and snip off the piece of DSP that extends over the edge of the diagonal.  AstheInkDriespocket3
  3. Apply Tear and Tape to the edge of the DSP and secure it to the edge of the Marina Mist cs.  Place a strip of Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the Marina Mist cs.                                                                                           AstheInkDriespocket4
  4. Fold the Marina Mist cs over the Tear and Tape.  Place a strip of Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the  inside of the Sweet Soiree DSP. AstheInkDriespocket5                                                                                                            Secure the DSP down over the Marina Mist cs.  You now have the pocket for your card.
  5.  Cut a 3-7/8" x 5-3/8" Marina Mist cs piece and a 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece for the inside card.  AstheInkDriespocketinside
  6. Decorate the front of the pocket.   If you are wondering, I cut out the cake from one of the papers in the Sweet Soiree DSP.                                               AstheInkDriespocketside     

 

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If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment.  This is a fun card to make and to show off some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper that Stampin' Up! has to offer.  

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Graceful Garden

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am taking a little break from Christmas cards to share with you a card using the Graceful Garden stamp set.

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I love this large rose image.  It is another fun image to color.  I made the background using a technique called Ink Smooshing.  Super fun to do and each time you do it you will get different results.  

I have written a tutorial on how to make this card.  Click here if you would like the tutorial.  Enjoy!  If you need any supplies please feel free to contact me or order through my online store.

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Fun Fold Friday: Bunch of Blossoms Criss Cross card

On Wednesday I posted this card and promised to post a tutorial.  Well here it is!  Okay maybe not exactly the same card but the fold is the same.

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  1. Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of card stock and score it at 5-1/2
  2. Cut a diagonal from one corner to the fold line.  See the photo below.

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3. Cut a 4-1/4" x 6" piece of card stock and with the 6" side at the top, score at 1/2".

4. Cut a diagonal starting at the 1/2" score line. (see photo below)

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5. Cut away part of the top of the 1/2"seam.  This will hide some of the seam when you join the two pieces together. (see photo below)

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6.  Apply Tear and Tape or Tombow Liquid Glue to the 1/2" seam and attach it to the other piece. 

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7. Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP(patterned paper).  Cut it on the diagonal.  Repeat with a coordinating pattern of DSP.  Attach it to the outside of the 2 flaps (triangle pieces).  You can use the 2 remaining pieces on another criss cross card.

8.  Use a thin line of glue along the edge of the flap and fold to adhere to the center piece.  Repeat on the other flap.

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Card Insert

Cut a piece of card stock 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (base).  Cut a layer 4" x 5-1/4" and adhere to the base to create a card insert.  Y0u may need to fiddle a little with these measurements depending on how close to the edge you glued the flaps down.  Now you can decorate the front and insert!

Let me know if there is anything that is confusing and I will try and help.  Thank you for stopping by and if you need any supplies to make your own criss cross card please let me know or go to my online store.  Thank you!


Fun Fold Friday: Sliding Easel Card Tutorial

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I made this card for the May Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop .   I first made this style of card  back in February for a challenge.  You can see that card here.  This is a fun card to make and receive.  I don't know the proper name of this fold so for now I am calling it a Sliding Easel card.   Ready to get started?  Here we go!

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Step 1.

Layer these 3 as shown in the picture above.

    *4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  Bermuda Bay CS

    *4" x  5-1/4"  Shine On DSP

    *3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White CS

Step 2.

Layer these 2 as shown in the picture above.

    *3-3/4" x 4-1/4" Pool Party CS, scored at 3-3/4"

    *3-1/2" x 3-1/2" Shine On DSP

Decorate as desired.

 

Step 3.

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1" x 2-1/2" Bermuda Bay CS, scored at each end at 1/2"

1-1/4" x 4" Shine On DSP

1-1/2" x 10-1/2" Bermuda Bay CS, scored at 4", 8-1/4"

Layer the Shine On DSP on to the middle section of the 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" Bermuda Bay CS.  Punch out a half circle in the center of the DSP using a 1" circle punch.

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Fold the ends back along the score lines and using the half circle you just punched as a template punch again.

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Attach the band to the piece you made in Step 2.   

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Step 4. 

Here comes the hardest part of this whole card and really, it isn't very hard at all!

Take the 1" x 2-1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay CS and apply adhesive (something strong like Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse) to one of the 1/2" end sections.  Position this piece 1/8"-1/4" below the edge of the Whisper White CS.   Add some adhesive to the other end (see photo below).

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Now we are going to attach the piece you constructed in step 3 to the card base.  Position the piece from step 3 so it covers the Whisper White layer and press down to attach it to the 1" x 2-1/2" Bermuda Bay piece.

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This is what the view from the top looks like.

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Now lay it flat and wrap the ends of the band around the card base and secure just the ends of the band to each other with adhesive. The band is what moves the panel up and down.

To stamp the inside of the card move the band up until the easel stands up and mark where you need to stamp or just stamp.

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I hope this tutorial will help you to make your own sliding easel card.  If you have questions leave me a comment or send me an email.  When you place an online order with me in May, I will send you this card or a similar one AND the paper parts to make your own sliding easel card.  Just a little thank you bonus for shopping with me.   Click here to visit my online store .  Thank you!

 

 


Fun Fold Friday: All About the Wild About Flowers Re-do

I have received lots of questions about how to make this card, so today we are going to make it together.

You will need:

Card Base: 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" and 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" (bottom piece).  Score the larger piece at 5-1/2".

DSP: 1-3/4" x 4" and 2-1/4" x 4" (I used 2 different patterns from the Pretty Petals DSP stack)

Inside of the card: 4" x 5-1/4"

Front panel: 2-1/4" x 3 -3/4"(same color as the card base), 2" x 3-1/2"(same as the inside of the card)

1. Attach the DSP to the top and bottom pieces. 

2. Stamp the flowers on the 2" x 3-1/2" piece.  Wrap a ribbon around and tie a knot.  Layer on the 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece.

3. Position the bottom piece (2-1/2" x 4-1/4") on the card base.  Take care to line up the edges.  Put Stampin' Dimensionals on the 4 corners of the stamped piece and attach it to the top of the card and the bottom.  This is what holds the card together.

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4. Using a pencil lightly mark the area you will stamp the sentiment.  You can see where I marked it in the photo above.  This will help you to know where to stamp.

5.  Stamp the sentiment.  Erase the pencil marks and you are done.

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I hope this will help you make your own card.  I made another sample of this style of card and will post it on my Facebook page.  I hope this tutorial helps and if you make one send me a link so I can see what you made!