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SU! Birthday Triple Cube Pop Up Fun Fold

Hellooooo 😁 It’s F-A-L-L, officially… and today’s card is sort of fall and definitely a birthday card. It was, I confess, my first attempt at making this fun fold, and I’m generally pretty pleased with it. We learn from mistakes, hopefully, and I should make another real soon as to remember what I would do differently… Here ’tis…

Triple Box Fun Fold
#1

The gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is the highlight of this card – and the background to it is the Brushed Metallic card stock in copper and the card base is Cinnamon Cider. I used the Ornate Frames Dies to frame the sentiment and Fancy Phrases stamp set for the sentiment. I added the Gilded Gems on the sentiment label.

Ornate Frames Dies, Gilded Gems
#2

The Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set/ butterfly punch) were used for the butterflies (3 of them) and several Blends for coloring: Lt Purple Posy, Lt Bermuda Bay and Lt Mango Melody. To add as bit of glam on the butterflies, I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I also used gold metallic trim for the butterfly antennae – this is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

For the “inside” decorations I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP and the Boho Indigo Dies for the vases.

Triple Fun Fold, inside
#3

On another of the ‘inside panels” I created a banner/ tag using the Fancy Phrases Bundle (stamp set and Fancy Tag Topper Punch).

Fun Fold, inside
#4
Fancy Tag Topper Punch
#5

The tag was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then the flowers colored with Calypso Coral and Just Jade Blends. Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were centered on the two flowers. Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – copper metallic for the trim + Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack using the Vanilla. I did trim the width to allow it to slip inside the prepared sleeve.

Here are photos in general preparation of this FUN FOLD… card cuts will be. listed at the end of this post.

Triple Box Fun Fold
#6
Triple Box Fun Fold
#7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tabs for holding the sentiment
#8

This is great picture of the tabs to hold the sentiment… each is about 1/2″ width x 2″ in length then folded in half. Adhere tear n tape to each side. Adhere the folded side to the fold of the lower ‘boxes’, centering. Remove tear n tape and carefully apply sentiment tag.

sentiment added to tabs
#9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Box Fun Fold
#10

What a fun project… I suggest/ highly recommend doing a You Tube search before beginning this project. That will be very helpful – and there are several out there. Find what works best for you.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

The above card was made for our daughters birthday and given to her yesterday. She’s a sweetheart – and of course we are not prejudiced at all. 😏

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Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cinnamon Cider : 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 (main cube) scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11; (side cubes) 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 – cut  & prepare 2
  • Card stock mats (I used Brushed Metallic) 2 1/2 square (6)
  • DSP: 2 1/4 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • DSP for inside coverings: 2 1/2 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • Card stock for tabs, 1/2 x 2 (2)
  • Card stock for sentiment banner – depends on what banner/ sentiment chosen
  • addition… sleeve for tag – 2 5/8 x 5 1/4; tag – 2 x 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SU! 24 hr Stamp Sale 9/23/2020

SU! is have a marvelous 24 hr stamp sale on certain stamps 7 AM MT (9AM ET) – 6:50 PM MT (8:50 PM ET)

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SU! Winter Woods

Howdy! It’s Sunday… do you have routines for a Sunday? We certainly do… and they have changed some ever the last several months due to the pandemic. I look back and remember the routines of my family on a Sunday – it was something that could be counted on. I wonder in our routines of a Sunday if it’s something that will be handed down. I just finished reading a book by Lisa Wingate – The Book of Lost Friends. It’s about generational history, beautifully written. I highly recommend it.

Today’s card looks like tradition to me – a stately tree, decorated for the holidays.

Winter Woods
#1

Here’s what’s needed for this project….

  • Thick Whisper White card stock and regular Whisper White cs
  • Winter Woods stamp set
  • Cherish the Season stamp set (inside sentiment)
  • Ornate Frames Dies (banner on front)
  • Just Jade card stock/ ink
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
  • Star Designer Elements
  • Wonderful Gems

On a Whisper White panel, stamp this beautiful tree from Winter Woods stamp set in Just Jade ink. My inking pad is very inky so it was necessary for me to stamp off once. With another Whisper White scrap – say 1 1/4 x 3, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink. I love this combined font – so crisp! Using a die from Ornate Frames Dies, die cut, add dimensionals and adhere under the tree. Adhere this tree panel to Just Jade cs. It too should have dimensionals before adhering to the Thick Whisper White card base. I added the Star Element at the tree top, then the Wonderful Gems all over the tree and on the sentiment panel as well.

For the inside…

Winter Woods, inside
#2

I love how this turned out, and there’s a story here. I had cut my Whisper White panel and must have gotten distracted, cuz I stamped the trees as though it was a landscape profile, not portrait!  (Yes, I needed to stamp off once more.) I went ahead and stamped the sentiment from Cherish the Season stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. It was then I realized the error. 😳 Instead of going into a panic, I simply cut the inked paper down to size, adhered it with liquid glue to the Just Jade panel and then into the card base. I adhered another panel below it for writing a message. Project saved!!!

For the envelope…

Winter Woods
#3

I used a strip of Just Jade cs and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder, adhered it with liquid glue and cut it to fit. For the from I stamped this sweet pine needle from the Winter Woods stamp set along the side and bottom in stamped off once Just Jade ink, And the card is complete – yay…

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Card cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, scrap – say 1 1/4 x 3 (for front); 3 3/4 x 5 OR as shown 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, 1 1/8 x 3 3/4 (for inside)
  • Just Jade 4 x 5 1/4 (x 2), 2 1/4 x 6

 

 

Whisper White

SU! Sep. Team Projects

Hi Everyone – it’s Saturday! It’s amazing what cool weather can do…this is that in-between season, before the leaves turn and fall – cool temps, absolutely perfect for sleeping, not quite cool enough for a fire in the fireplace though. We live in a ‘shore community’ and have lots of folks visit due to the many beaches. By now though, the beaches are OURS again….😁

Today I want to share a couple of team projects we created virtually ‘together’ last Sunday. We had been sent pictures and dimensions and instructions via email, but then created them via ZOOM. What a great tool ZOOM has become! Anyhoo – these are fun projects and primarily use the Celebration Tidings Bundle. The stamp set has stamps for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND Valentines!  Here are three of the projects…

Celebration Tidings Bundle and Poinsettia Petals

 

Isn’t this beautiful? Yep – the bag is empty – I had no candy to fill it, but the Celebrations Labels Dies create the ‘fold-over’ and background for the Poinsettia Dies. Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP was used for the ‘label’, Shaded Spruce for the leaves, a bit of Brushed Metallic for the berries, Cherry Cobbler for the poinsettia and the gorgeous Beaded Pearls to accent the center of the poinsettia. . The cello bag pictured here is a retired commodity (unfortunately)n but SU! has Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags that are very versatile.

 

 

celebrations Tidings Bundle
Project #2

 

Project #2 is a Christmas card… Celebration Tidings Bundle, Stitched Rectangles Dies and Winter Snow 
Embossing Folder were the primary SU! items used. Another pattern from Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP was a major focus and I love how the Celebration Dies were used for a fold-over flap for a surprise addition. It was my personal addition of the Linen Thread bow and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the card front. Let me share inside the flap and the card inside as well.

 

Celebration Tidings Bundle, inside flap

It was my decision to add the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP to the top inside of the die cut. And here’s my reasoning… When using the Blends to color, the stamping element, their is some bleeding through and I didn’t like the way that looked. I simply used the smallest die to cut a piece of DSP to cover the bleeding through. It makes it look more complete and professional to me. Now for the inside…

Celebration Tidings C’mas card inside
Project #2

 

 

I chose to do no coloring for the inside – I liked the simplicity, and no additional sentiment needed – lots of room for sharing a friendly update!

 

 

 

 

 

Project #3 is a fall card, again using the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and the Celebration Tidings Bundle.

Celebration Tidings Bundle, Fall
Project #3
Celebration Tidings Bundle, Fall
Project #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another gorgeous project! Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP takes center stage again, but the stamped Celebration Die holds its own for sure. Colors here are Cinnamon Cider, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stocks. Blends used for coloring are Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce. Markers used are Early Espresso and Bumblebee.

Thanks for letting me share our team projects! They are beautiful and it’s fun to gather, even if virtually, to encourage and learn from one another. Want to be able to do this? Join my team!

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  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
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SU! Beautiful Autumn Bundle

It’s Friday already – where did this week go? How was it – did you have a good week? We had lots of meetings this week, mostly virtual – and that’s OK. Being able to accomplish the goals is what matters. Ok – idle chatter… let’s get on with it shall we?

Today’s card is another fall one – a masculine birthday card. And it’s the DSP that really takes center stage, although… the Autumn Punch pack from the Beautiful Autumn bundle shows itself pretty well too. This is a CASE of a card I saw by another demo: Dawn Olchefske. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle
#1

Let’s take a peek at how we made this card.

  • cut a rectangle with Stitched Rectangle Dies from  a 2 x 4 piece of Pumpkin Pie cs. SAVE the outside trim!
  • Using the wonderful Autumn Punch Pack, punch the leaves and acorn. And quick tip… align the right side of the punch with the paper and punch, then move to the left side and align the left sign and punch, then punch the center. And if it helps even more, lightly draw a center line that can be erased after punching.
  • Slip a DSP scrap behind it and adhere with liquid glue. There are so many possibilities in this Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack, but I definitely wanted masculine and this check fit that perfectly.
  • Mat on a layer of Early Espresso cs with dimensionals. But wait – some texture… I played around with several things, paper, various ribbons, even other DSP, but settled on this from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Layer and adhere with Stampin Seal then place on the Early Espresso cs.
  • Adhere another panel of Gilded Autumn DSP to the Early Espresso card base with liquid glue. (What I would do differently here… adhere DSP to Very Vanilla OR Pumpkin Pie layer, then to the card stock base.)
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla cs. Die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies.
  • Adhere both the sentiment panel and the Autumn Punch panel to the card using liquid glue.
  • For a bit of ‘glam’ and added texture – add the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment panel.

For the inside… and I really like how this turned out!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle – inside
#2
  • Adhere the saved ‘trim’ from the Stitched Rectangle onto a panel of Very Vanilla cs, using liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • Adhere the punched out leaves/ acorn (from the card front) with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the card base – and voila – the card is complete.

For the envelope..

Beautiful Autumn
Bundle
#3
Beautiful Autumn Bundle
#4
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May you have a beautiful day.
Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.
Card cuts:
  • Early Espresso 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 1 7/8 x 4
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 1/4 x is 6, scrap
  • Pumpkin Pie 2 x 4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4, scrap 2 1/2 x 1 1/2

SU! Lots of Leaves Bundle

Hello again! The weather here in NJ is beginning to turn cool – and that means leavers are gonna fall…. and we have LOTS of trees on our property… which means raking, raking, raking. Before this sounds as though I’m in the complaint department – let’s look at today’s card – it’s an elegant fall card and it features the fabulous Love of Leaves bundle. Why a bundle? When purchasing a coordinating die set with a stamp set it’s 10% LESS when bought together – a great deal.

Love of Leaves Bundle #1

I started by choosing my paper – Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. This guided me to Very Vanilla for a coordinating card stock (versus Whisper White). Thick Very Vanilla for the card base, Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 card stock to coordinate with the gold in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and Very Vanilla – that’s it for papers. I wanted the Brushed Metallic paper to create a bit of shadow for my leaf, so I die cut this gorgeous leaf from the center of the panel I had cut. This ‘hole’ is covered by both the Very Vanilla card base and the Specialty DSP on top – so no one knows (but you and me!). Here’s a picture of how it looks from the back side.

Love of Leaves – die cut from Brushed metallic
#2

I die cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the 3rd smallest die from Very Vanilla cs and also die cut this gorgeous leaf from Very Vanilla at the same time. One of the special things about this bundle is how the leaves have an embossing portion that creates these wonderful impressions. OK… adhere the Very Vanilla leaf to the Brushed Metallic leaf using Stampin Seal. Adhere the leaf to the stitched rectangle with dimensionals. Then adhere this to the center of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP with liquid glue, and this to the Brushed Metallic and then onto the card base. Now all it needs is a double length of Linen Thread tied into a bow and attached with a glue dot.

Love of Leaves
Bundle
#3

For the inside, because this particular sheet of Specialty DSP coordinates with Mint Macaron, I added a panel as a layer to the card base. The Very Vanilla got special treatment along the left edge with one of the embossing dies in this die set. Then I stamped the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink. Adhere this panel to the mint Macaron and the card is complete.

Love of Leaves inside
#4

For the envelope I used a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to adhere to the envelope flap. For the card front I ’embossed’ a portion of one of the leaves from the die set. Elegant!

Love of Leaves Bundle #5
Love of Leaves
Bundle
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Such a beautiful card and so EASY to do with this gorgeous bundle. One of the items that makes this card so simple to do is the new Metallic Plate that can be used with the new Cut & Emboss machine. Because the plate is metallic all over, once the die is placed on it, it doesn’t move!!! No need to hold it down with a sticky note or anything. It’s the best ever. So I’m going to show it on the product list, along with the die cutting machine, cuz these are ‘must haves’. Remember, when you shop with me and your order is over $50, you will receive a SU! item of your choice worth $10.

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SU! Tag Buffet #3

Today’s card is another using the wonderful Tag Buffet stamp set and using the stocking stamp. It’s so cute, that little stocking! Here’s the card…

Tag Buffet stamp set
#1

These are the stamp sets I used for this card:

  • Tag Buffet stamp set for the stocking
  • Dove of Hope stamp set for the for the sentiment on front.
  • Cherish the Season Stamp set for the pine branches and the inside sentiment

I also used:

  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder with Whisper White Craft ink
  • Adhesive-So Sweetly Dies – the 3rd smallest, the largest and next to largest
  • Ornate Layers Dies for the inside
  • Wonder of the Season Combo Pack Ribbon – the Gold cord
  • Just Jade Stampin Blends for coloring the stocking, fussy cut and placed on dimensionals
  • Pick a Punch for the sentiment tag

Papers:

  • Just Jade cs 3 3/4 x 5 for the front panel run through the Snowflake embossing folder and 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside (this panel should have been a bit larger 4 x 5 3/8
  • Tis the Season 6×6 DSP approx.4 x 2 1/2 + 2 1/4 x 6 for the envelope flap
  • Whisper White approx. 3 x 4 1/4 and die cut the background for the stocking out of the center 🙂  and approx .4 1/4 x 5 1/4 for the inside die cut

All the layers are adhered with liquid glue except the stocking, which is on dimensionals. Here are more pictures…

Tag Buffet
#2
Tag Buffet, inside
#3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s a final picture…

Tag Buffet
#5

This was a bit of a new format for this card, lots of layering and fairly simple, so wasn’t sure tons of directions were necessary.

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Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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And now is the perfect time to join my team as well… SU! has this awesome deal going on until Sep 30… take a peek…

  • SU! has a promotion going on for new recruits that is a win-win for everyone… for $99 you will get a starter kit worth of products valued at $125 – plus two card sets with instructions & an additional stamp set & Rhinestones. What’s not to like about that? Join my team- and yes, do it NOW so you get all the benefits of this awesome deal. More details below.

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  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SU! Ornamental Envelopes and Celebrations Labels Z-Fold

Helllooooo. It’s Monday, the start of a new week. What’s your plan – who are you reaching out to? My card today is guess what – a CHRISTMAS CARD! Yep – I’m back to making them and a fun fold is always a bit exciting – and creating a Z-Fold is – just – easy. Let’s take a look…

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels w/ Ornamental Envelopes
#2
Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun look, right? I’ve used a few stamp sets on this card to get the sentiments or images I wanted. I love these ornaments and they were so fun to color. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Choose a DSP that will add color to the background but not compete with your main image. Here I chose Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhered it to the card front (that card stock is Pacific Point 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2). With the Celebration Labels Dies, cut one in Whisper White for your stamping and the next size larger for a nice background. You are actually cutting through the card front and the DSP and card stock layers. AND – big tip here, listen carefully – you are cutting from the back side of the card front . The reason for this is to have the plain side behind your main image and to have a decorated side when you open the card. It makes the larger die cut stand out more as well. 

Stamp the ornaments from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set, only using the four ornaments shown. In other words using sticky notes, tape off that section on the stamp you do not want in your image prior to inking, ink the appropriate area in Tuxedo Black Memento ink – then remove the sticky notes and stamp on the die cut Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Granny Apple Green. Now color the ornaments – I used: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight  and Shaded Spruce Stampin Blends. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the solid color side of the larger die cut.

For the Z-Fold: cut a strip from Whisper White 2 1/2 x 10 and score at 4 & 8. Burnish these score lines well so they make a wonderful Z. This creates ‘panels that are 4″, 4″ and 1 1/2″. The smallest panel is the end that will attach to the Celebration Dies and the opposite end will adhere to the inside of the card. With the 4″ end and the score line against the score line of the card, adhere the two together with liquid glue, centering it from top to bottom.  Look at this photo again for reference… Now it is time to adhere the die cuts for the front. With the card closed and the 1 1/2 strip facing you, place the die cut panel right into it’s place and adhere with liquid glue. Voila – the Z-Fold is created! Now you are ready to create the inside.

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
#1For the inside, cut  2 panels of Seaside Spray cs 2 3/8 x 3 7/8; then cut two panels of Whisper White cs 2 1/4 x 3 3/4. Stamp your Whisper White panels. I used Yuletide Pasture stamp set ‘cuz these animals remind me of those in the stable with baby Jesus. 🙂 I stamped them in Soft Suede ink and then used the smallest of the Water Painters to ‘bleed’ the color. The collar of the sheep was colored with Poppy Parade, the bells with Daffodil Delight and the leaves with Granny Apple Green – all Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment on the sheep panel was from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped in Granny Apple Green ink. The bull  got fun ornaments hung from his horns using the Little Treats stamp set and colored with Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. 

Now these Whisper White panels are colored, adhere them to the Seaside Spray panels with liquid glue, then adhere to the inside of the card on the strips. This picture will help you. I apologize it’s in the wrong direction! Should have fixed that… 😦

Z-Fold inside card
#3

Now flip the card over and do something for the back – – I cut a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, stamped the sentiment from the Little Treats stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink and adhered to the card with liquid glue. And your card is complete!!! Such fun. Love doing this.

Z-Fold, back
#5
Z-Fold
#4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

 

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