Monday, November 22, 2021

Fun Folds and Techniques Blog Hop


Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today is part of a blog hop with my team mates so be sure to click the link below to "hop" on over to the next blog.  The blog hop is all about Fun Folds and Techniques.  I chose to share with you my fun fold, which I'm calling a Double Gate Fold.  It even has a fun belly band to keep the card closed.  To receive the full PDF tutorial you will need to place a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping) in my online store HERE.  For this card, I have all the details below for you.

Measurements:

· Basic White Thick: 8½ x 5½, 8½ at the top score at 2-1/8 from each end for the card base

· Basic White: 2 pieces at 2¼ x 4; 2¾ x 3¾; 2 x 4

· Green print designer paper: 2 pieces at 1-7/8 x 5¼; 1½ x 9½

· Pale Papaya print designer paper: 2 pieces at 2 x 3¾

 

Instructions:

  1. Using Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut the 3¾ x 2¾ Basic White with the largest non-rectangle shape die.
  2. Stamp the greeting in Shaded Spruce ink at the bottom of the die cut.  
  3. Using the background image, stamp the die cut with VersaMark ink.  Make sure you don’t stamp over your greeting.  Quickly sprinkle Heat and Stick powder over the VersaMark and heat set.  It will be slightly shiny when done.  Then quickly add some Gilded Leafing.  Make sure you have the stamped area covered well.  Using stiff brush or sponge, rub the leafing to get rid of the excess.
  4. On the 2 x 4 Basic White, stamp 2 flowers with Pale Papaya ink and 1 leaf with Pear Pizzazz ink.
  5. Put tiny dots of liquid glue into the center of the flowers.  Let sit for a few minutes and then add some Gilded Leafing.  Rub with brush or sponge to remove the excess.
  6. Die cut flowers and leaf with coordinating dies.
  7. Adhere the green printed designer paper to the card base.
  8. Adhere the Pale Papaya printed designer paper to the 2¼ x 4 Basic White layers.
  9. With the card front closed, center the Basic White layers so that you have the same spacing at the top, bottom and in between the layers.  Adhere one on the left side and the other on the right side.
  10. For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce and the flower in Pale Papaya.
  11. For the leaf, I masked the flower and then stamped the leaf in Pear Pizzazz.
  12. Add a few very small dots of liquid glue, let sit a few minutes and then add Gilded Leafing. Rub off excess with brush or sponge.
  13. For the belly band wrap the green printed designer paper strip around the card with the loose ends on the front.  Adhere the ends together. Make sure you don’t make the belly band too tight, but tight enough that it doesn't just fall off either.
  14. Adhere the stamped label to the belly band, covering the seam.
  15. Adhere the flowers with Stampin’ dimensionals and then tuck the leaf behind the flowers with a glue dot.
  16. Stamp a flower onto the envelope.  You can add some Gilded Leafing the same as we did on the card.



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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Veteran's Day with Stitched Stars




Hello Stamping Friends.  My post for you today is very personal for me as I have a son in the Marine Corps.  I appreciate all of our military personnel and want to thank you for your service.  I have not played much with the Stitched Stars dies, but had so much fun putting these cards together.  If you don't have them, beginning November 16th - 18th they will be on sale at 20% off.  For three days only you will receive  10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.

My card base is Night of Navy with a layer of Real Red and then Basic White.  Using the dies, I cut various sizes of stars and layered them up.  Some of the tiny stars were die cut from the Basic White layer and the Real Red layer shows through.  Below, I have more pictures for you of both the front and insides. 


     




              
           


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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Frightfully Cute Bundle

Hello my stamping friends.  I have two cards to share with you today that feature the Frightfully Cute bundle.  One of my coworker's requested 2 Halloween cards for her granddaughters.


Both cards use the Cute Halloween designer paper but the cards are so different.  

Measurements: 
Highland Heather: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base, 4¼ x 3¼ cut with with largest Stitched So Sweetly scallop rectangle
Basic White: 2¾ x 3¾ cut with the 2nd largest Stitched So Sweetly scallop rectangle, 3¾ x 2, 3½ x 4¾
Cute Halloween designer paper: 2 pieces of 4 x 5¼
Black Glitter paper: 2¾ x 2¾
Old Olive: 1¾ x 2
Flirty Flamingo: 1¾ x 1

Instructions: 
  1. Put an adhesive sheet onto the back of the Black Glitter paper, then cut with the spider web die.
  2. Cut the label and the witch's hat from the 3¾ x 2 Basic White.  Stamp the greeting onto the label with Memento Black ink or Stazon.
  3. Using the broom from the Seasonal Swirls die, cut 2 Old Olive and 1 Flirty Flamingo.  Adhere to the Basic White scallop rectangle.
  4. Stamp the spider with Memento Black ink or Stazon in between the brooms.  Adhere to Highland Heather scallop rectangle with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the polka dot designer paper to the card front and the boo designer paper to the inside of the card.
  6. Cut ¼ of the spider web off in a pie shape.  Adhere the large piece at the top left corner of the card front and the smaller section at the bottom right corner.
  7. Adhere the scallop rectangles to the card front.
  8. Color the witch's hat with Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Black Blends.
  9. Adhere the bottom of the witch's hat to the top of the label with the greeting and adhere to card front.
  10. Add some Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to the label and randomly to card front.
  11. For the inside stamp one sentiment in Memento or Stazon and the other one in Highland Heather.  Stamp the witch in Memento or Stazon.  Adhere to inside.
  12. Stamp a witch on the envelope.


Here's all of the details for this version

Measurements: 
Old Olive: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base.
Pumpkin Pie: 5 x 3¾
Cute Halloween designer paper: 2 pieces of 4-1/8 x 5-3/8, 3-5/8 x 4-7/8 (Boo), 4 x 2-3/8 (Black), 1¼ x 6 for the fence (gray stripes)
Black Glitter paper: 2¼ x 3¼
Basic White: ¾ x 2¾, 1½ x 1½
Crumb Cake: 1¼ x 1¼

Instructions: 
  1. Put an adhesive sheet onto the back of the Black Glitter paper, then cut 2 trees and just the eyes of the owl.
  2. Cut the owl from the center of the Pumpkin Pie layer.  You only need to save the nose.
  3. Put adhesive sheets onto the fence designer paper and then cut the fence 3 times.
  4. Stamp the moon in Daffodil Delight and cut with coordinating circle die.
  5. Cut the owl from the Crumb Cake.
  6. Stamp the greeting onto the ¾ x 2¾ Basic White then cut with the long label die.
  7. Adhere the striped designer paper to the card front and the haunted house designer paper to the inside of the card.
  8. Adhere the boo designer paper to the Pumpkin Pie and then onto card front.
  9. Adhere the moon and the glitter tree to the right side of the black designer paper.  Make the branches and moon even with the top of the paper.  The fence will cover the trunk.
  10. Adhere all 3 fence pieces to the bottom of the black designer paper.
  11. Stamp the witch in versamark ink onto the black designer paper and then heat emboss with white powder.  Adhere this layer to the Highland Heather layer and then onto the card front.
  12. Put 2 dimensionals onto the back of the owl, making one of them cover the eyes and beak.
  13. Add the black glitter eyes to the owl along with his orange beak.  Add to card front.
  14. Adhere the greeting with Stampin' dimensionals to the card front.  Accent with 2 black matte dots.
  15. For the inside stamp one sentiment in Memento or Stazon and the other one in Old Olive.    Adhere to inside.  Adhere the other glitter tree to the bottom left corner of the inside.
  16. Stamp a witch on the envelope.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Delicate Dahlias - Sale-A-Bration


Hello stamping friends.  I have another Sale-A-Bration set to showcase today.  This one is Delicate Dahlias and is free with a $100 order, before tax and shipping, in my online store.  I just love this set as the flower is absolutely gorgeous.  I paired the flower with the You're A Peach designer paper.  All of the details are listed below for you.

Measurements: 
Thick Basic White: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base
Basic White: 3-1/8 x 3-1/8
You're A Peach designer paper: 4 x 5¼, ¾ x 4
Calypso Coral: 3-3/8 x 3-3/8
Pale Papaya ribbon: 6" and about 8"

Instructions:  
  1. Adhere the Calypso Coral square to the designer paper making the left margin and the top and bottom margins equal.
  2. Adhere the 6" piece of ribbon across the middle of the designer paper.
  3. Ink the large dahlia full image in Pale Papaya and then using a sponge dauber, ink the edges and middle with Calypso Coral.  Stamp onto the Basic White square.
  4. Ink up the outline dahlia with Calypso Coral and stamp over the full image.
  5. For the envelope, huff on both images to stamp a lighter flower.
  6. Stamp the greeting in Memento Black ink onto the bottom left corner of the Basic White.
  7. Adhere stamped layer to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Tie a bow in the 8" piece of ribbon and adhere to card front with glue dots.
  9. Scatter some Genial Gems onto the card front. 
  10. Add some Wink of Stella splatters by hitting the Wink of Stella pen against your bone folder.  This will put little shimmery splatters on your card.
  11. For the inside adhere the designer paper strip to the left side.

   

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Textures & Frames - Sale-A-Bration


Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today uses a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  This is the second time Stampin' UP! has offered Sale-A-Bration this year, which is exciting.  This stamp set is Textures & Frames and you can choose it free when you place a minimum order of $50, before tax and shipping, in my online store.  I CASED this card from Dena Rekow as I loved her design.

Measurements: 
Gorgeous Grape: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base
Bermuda Bay: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Basic White: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 for the front and 3½ x 4¾ for the inside

Instructions: 
  1. Stamp with the full circle image onto the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Basic White, starting at the left and randomly stamp moving to the right with each color.  I used 4 colors, so you will want to be sure and clean your stamp in between each color.  My colors are Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Fresh Freesia.
  2. With the outline circle image, use the same ink color and stamp over the full circles, off-setting a little each time.
  3. Randomly stamp the splatter image with Mango Melody.  
  4. Stamp the greeting in Memento Black ink towards the bottom right.  I used my Stamparatus and stamped the greeting twice to make it darker.
  5. Adhere this layer to the Bermuda Bay layer and then onto the card base.
  6. On the inside layer stamp the greeting in Gorgeous Grape and the splatter image in Mango Melody.
  7. Stamp some of the circles onto the envelope as well as a few splatters.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Celebrate Sunflowers Thank you



Hello my stamping friends.  Welcome to my blog.  My share for you today uses an older stamp set from the annual catalog.  I just love Celebrate Sunflowers and don't use it near enough.  I have seen several cards on Pinterest with the sunflower on wood paper and I think they are just striking so I had to give it a shot.  All my dimensions and instructions are below for you.

Measurements:
Thick Basic White:  4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for card base, 1¾ x 2½
In Good Taste designer paper: 4 x 5¼, ½ x 4
Harvest Meadow designer paper: 3½ x 3½
Misty Moonlight: 3½ x 3½, ¾ x 4-1/8, 1¾ x 4¾
Snowy White Velvet Sheets: 1¾ x 3

Instructions:
  1. Put adhesive sheets on the back of all of the Misty Moonlight layers.  Cut the detailed outline sunflower from the 3½ x 3½ piece and both sprig pieces from the 1¾ x 4¾ layer.  You will also cut two detailed outline leaves from this layer as well.
  2. Cut the full leaf image from the 1¾ x 2½ Basic White.
  3. Cut both sprig pieces from the Snowy White Velvet.
  4. Cut the full sunflower image out from the Harvest Meadow designer paper.
  5. Remove all of the adhesive backing from the detailed images and adhere to coordinating full images.
  6. Stamp the greeting in Misty Moonlight ink at the top left corner of the In Good Taste Layer.  Adhere to card base.
  7. Put Stampin' Dimensionals around the center of the sunflower and adhere to card base.  Then add the sprigs and leaves.  Brush the detailed outline of the sunflower with Wink of Stella.
  8. For the inside, adhere the designer paper to the Misty Moonlight strip and then to the bottom of the card base.
  9. Stamp the small sunflower onto the envelope with Misty Moonlight ink    

   
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Monday, August 2, 2021

Nature's Harvest


Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today was created for a team swap using the Nature's Harvest suite of products found in the July - Dec Mini Catalog that actually goes live on August 3, 2021.  This is an exciting time because Stampin' UP! is having a second round of Sale-A-Bration for August and September.  If you are not familiar with this promotion, it gives you the opportunity to choose free items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure when you make a either a $50 or $100 purchase before tax and shipping.  There is no limit as to how many free products you can earn.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Art Gallery - Thinking of You



Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today is a sympathy card for one of my friends who just lost her Dad.  I am hoping this card brightens her day in this time of sorrow.  I have all of the details for you below.

Measurements:  
Smoky Slate: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½
Coastal Cabana: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Basic Gray: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Basic White: 2½ x 7½,  4 x 5¼

Instructions: 
  1. Using the White Embossing Paste and the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, spread some paste all over the Basic Gray layer.  Using one of the spatulas, scrap the paste over the mask.  You will want to work quickly and rinse off the mask and spatula right away as the paste dries quickly.
  2. Adhere the Coastal Cabana layer to the card base.
  3. Stamp the full flower image in Costal Cabana onto the 2½ x 7½ Basic White piece.
  4. Stamp the line image of the flower in Bermuda Bay.
  5. Stamp the stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green onto the same Basic White layer.
  6. Stamp the greeting onto the Basic White layer with Basic Gray.
  7. Use the coordinating dies to cut the flower, stem and leaves and the greeting.
  8. Make sure the paste is dry on the Basic Gray layer and then adhere to card front.
  9. Adhere the stem and leaves to the card front and then adhere the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Adhere the greeting to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  11. Scatter a few Elegant Gems onto the card front.
  12. For the inside, stamp the flowers and stem image at the bottom left side.  I inked the flower part with Coastal Cabana and the leave side with Granny Apple Green.  Then after I stamped it I used the small line image and stamped all three flowers using Bermuda Bay ink.
  13. For the envelope, stamp the large flower image and stem the same way that you stamped the flower for the front.


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

July - December 2021 Paper Share


Hello my stamping friends.  I am offering a paper share from the July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.  Above is a sampling of most of the paper you will receive.  What's a paper share you ask?  Well it's a sample of all of the paper in the upcoming mini catalog.  This allows you to see all of the paper in person before deciding which packs you need more of.  Each sheet is approximately 6 x 6 and my paper share will include the following:

Gingerbread & Peppermint - 12 sheets
Painted Christmas - 6 sheets
Silver Foil - 3 sheets
Kraft - 1 sheet
Whimsy & Wonder Specialty - 6 sheets
Snowflakes - 3 (not pictured)
Jolly Felt - 1 each of four colors
Sweet Stockings - 6 sheets
Brushed Metallic - 1 each of 3 colors
Red & Green Foil - 1 each of 2 colors
Snowy White Velvet - 1 sheet
Peaceful Place Specialty - 6 sheets
Red Velvet - 1 sheet
Gold Shimmer Vellum - 1 sheet
Blackberry Beauty - 6 sheets (not pictured)
Cute Halloween - 8 sheets
Black Glitter - 1 sheet
Cork - 1 sheet
Harvest Meadows - 6 sheets
Heartwarming Hugs - 6 sheets

**Correction** That's a total of 80 sheets of 6 x 6 paper and 3 snowflakes for a total of $37.50 plus $8.55 for priority shipping.  I am taking reservations now, and will send out invoices through PayPal on July 26th.  To reserve your share, please email me at dartbabe19@msn.com.  If you participated in my paper share from the annual catalog, you know I will separate each of the papers with a divider so that it is easy to tell which paper is which.

Also, Stampin' UP! is offering a designer series paper sale on the following packs of paper: 
Beauty of the Earth
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Hand-Penned
In Good Taste
In The Wild
Pansy Petals
Sweet Symmetry
Tidings of Christmas
You're a Peach

Now is a great time to stock up on your favorites.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Retired Products for Sale - Updated

Hello my stamping friends.  Just a quick post today to let you know that I updated my retired products page.  If you would like to take a look, you can click the page at the top, or HERE to see what I have for sale, or you can click the picture below for all of the details.





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