Search

Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Creative Inspiration

Category

Stampin Up

Stampin’ Up! Double Flap Fun Fold with Abigail Rose 12 x 12

I’ve been playing with the Abigail Rose 12 x 12 DSP that coordinates with the Cottage Rose bundle (10% off when purchasing the bundle!). The bundle includes the fabulous Cottage Flowers Dies. The dies are delicate and beautiful. This DSP and fun fold were super easy to make – like two cards in one. Here’s a peek.

Double Flap Fun Fold w/ Abigail Rose.1

Here’s what it looks like in various open positions.

Double Flap Fun Fold.2
Double Flap Fun Fold.3

Isn’t this fun? Notice the beautiful floral die cut on the front of the card ~ that’s one of the coordinating dies in the Cottage Rose bundle. And the sentiment on the card front comes from the Charming Sentiment bundle and die cut with the coordinating Sentiment Silhouettes Dies. The flowers were all from the Cottage Rose stamp set and colored with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. The DSP on the front is Abigail Rose 12 x 12 and colored as the stamped flowers – with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. Early Espresso ink was used for all stamping. The final addition was three Pearl Basic Jewels.

How to:

  • Prepare the card base (crumb Cake)… 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2: fold in half & burnish, fold the flap back on itself & burnish
  • Attach all card cuts to each section:
    • Basic White – 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 (2); 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
    • DSP (Abigail Rose) 2 1/2 x 4 (2 coordinating); 4 x 5 14
  • Create the flap fold of the card
    • Crumb Cake – 8 1/2 x 3 1/4, score at 4 1/4
    • Basic White – 3 1/8 x 4 1/8(3) use 2 for stamping and inside of the flap fold
    • DSP – 3 x 4 (This is the section I colored & is called the front of the flap fold)

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Time is getting short my friends… today is the 25th and you have until the 31st to join with this fabulous promotion. What ARE you waiting for???

Order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here

Stampin’ Up! Gatefold Sympathy Card with Happiness Abounds

It’s still the weekend… Sunday as a matter of fact. It’s H-O-T here at the Jersey Shore… 88 yesterday & 85 in the house, cuz guess whose AC was broken. Ugh! It’s repaired now, but oh boy. Ok – to the card. It’s a beauty, at least I think so. And when I began making it, it wasn’t for anyone special. By the end of the day – it certainly was! 😞

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.1

The background paper is Waves of the Ocean, a retiring end of June DSP. The flowers were die cut directly from Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to each rose.

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.2
Happiness Abounds Sympathy.3

Hopefully you can see the sparkle in the above two photos. I added Wink of Stella to the shaded areas only. The sentiment in the center panel comes from Inspired Thoughts stamp set. It was stamped in memento ink. I die cut the flowers for this panel, then trimmed them to use as edging pieces. I really like that added touch.

The card base is Petal Pink with a Basic White layer for many of the panels, then the Waves of the Ocean DSP. I wanted to use this particular DSP for several reasons. First it’s beautiful paper, it coordinates beautifully with the roses and I wanted to use it :O) How’s that?

A Gatefold card is really easy to do, It’s a matter of scoring the card base, then adding the layers, then the ‘gate’ panels. It’s important the ‘gate’ panels are not so wide they make it difficult to close the card. I remember my first gatefold card from a few years back… hard to open ‘cuz the ‘gates’ were too wide they kept running into each other opening or closing the card. So, look at the first photo again and notice how there is spacing between the panels. Another tip is to add the top & bottom ‘gates’ first, then the center ‘gate’ last. And you will notice, the top & bottom ‘gates’ are attached on the left fold, the center ‘gate’ is attached to the right fold. Just wanted to point that out. Let’s take a peek at the inside.

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.4

The flower on the Basic White center panel is a die cut adhered with liquid glue – and yes, it has Wink of Stella on it too. The side panels only have the DSP, not the Basic White layer. I didn’t want the added bulk. And finally the envelope… more Waves of the Ocean DSP on the flap and a stamped in Memento ink rose from Happiness Abounds Stamp set. I chose to color it with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and Granny Apple Green for the stem. No Wink of Stella on this rose, but you certainly could. I’ll list the card cuts at the end of this post.

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.5

I really like how this card turned out, and because I know to whom I’m sending it, that makes it more special. If you have any questions about making this, just give me a shout, reply to this post. As I said, measurements will be at the end of this post.

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Time is getting short my friends… today is the 22nd and you have until the 31st to join with this fabulous promotion. What ARE you waiting for???

Order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here

Remember to connect with me if you need a catalog!Make someone’s day… send them a handmade card filled with love! Inspire. Create. Share.

Card cuts for this Gatefold Card:

  • card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored @ 2 1/8, turn to opposite side and score again @ 2 1/8, burnish
  • layer 1 – Basic White 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 (cut 2)
  • layer 2 – DSP 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 (cut 2)
  • Gates:
    • Petal Pink – 1 5/8 x 4 (cut 3)
    • Basic White – 1 1/2 x 4 (cut 3)
    • DSP – 1 3/8 x 4 (cut 2)
  • Inside:
    • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4
    • DSP – 1 7/8 x 4 (cut 2)

Stampin’ Up! Congrats with Happiness Abounds

It’s Saturday! What this means for us is… we rehearse with the orchestra this morning for our patriotic concert tomorrow afternoon. Oh so excited! Having an orchestra just adds so much to the music. Sometimes I want to just listen to them and I forget we’re supposed to come in 😦 So, what are your plans for the day? I hope it’s something you enjoy – such as playing in your craft room, or getting together with a couple of friends to do something fun together. For now, let me show you this latest card.

Congrats w/ Happiness Abounds.1

This is some of the new Designer Series Paper called Textile Chic Specialty Paper. It’s gorgeous! Rather modern looking. Interesting color combos. Because of the fun shapes on the paper I also used the fabulous Beautiful Shapes Dies to add more pattern. Fun, right? The sentiment of course, is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and I embossed that in gold. And then – the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots add a shiny touch. Here’s the scoop…

  • Card base is Thick Basic White: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Texture Chic Specialty DSP: 4 x 5 1/4; 2 x a bit more than 3 1/2 (create banner tip); 3/4 x 4 + banner tip
  • Pool Party: 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 + scraps
  • Basic White: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (for sentiment panel on front); 4 x 5 1/4

This card is so quick and easy to create: the Texture Chic Specialty Paper is adhered directly to the card base with liquid glue. Next layer is the Pool Party Panel adhered directly, then the Texture Chic Specialty banner also adhered directly. I used an embossing buddy to clear the Basic White piece of any static, stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I die cut the piece with the second largest of this hexagon shape die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies and adhered it with dimensionals. I die cut the additional pieces from Pool Party scraps using more of the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Some were adhered with liquid glue and the rest with dimensionals. The final touch was the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and the card front was done.

Congrats w/ Happiness Abounds.inside

On the Basic White panel I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. I added the banner tip which I had saved 😏 with liquid glue underneath. And finally I added a 3/4″ strip of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper at the bottom. Finis!

Congrats w/ Happiness Abounds.3

For the envelope, more of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper for the flap and that was it. Now let me tell you… a friend had asked for a card to be given to a family moving, purchasing their first home. I didn’t have anything like that on hand – that’s a pretty specific need. So I began looking at sentiments and thought – I like this! My inspiration for the card layout came from page 98 of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. Do you have one of those yet? If not, and you do not have a demonstrator, I would be glad to send you one.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.Inspire. Create. Share.

Remember to connect with me if you need a catalog.

Stampin’ Up! Twigs & Sprigs Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello there! It’s our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and I’ve a fun card to share with you today. We have a sketch challenge and I’m using three of the new In Colors and a couple of embossing folders to share with you.

And here’s our sketch challenge for this week.

And here’s what I created for the challenge… embossing folders to create texture and share in new product!

Twigs & Sprigs EF.1

Super fun – so out of my ordinary with color combo, but I love it! I started with a Tahitian Tide card base, and cut another of the same card stock in 4 1/4 x 5 12, embossed that piece with the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folder (EF) using the splatters EF and adhered directly to the front of the card.

I cut a panel of Starry Sky 2 7/8 x 3 7/8 and put dimensionals on the back. Next I ran a panel of Parakeet Party cut to the same size through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Twigs & Sprigs EF, layered it off-center on the Starry Sky panel and adhered the two together with liquid glue, then with dimensionals on the back of the Starry Sky piece, added them both to the card front. I cut a strip of Starry Sky 5/8 x about 2 1/2, stamped the sentiment from Charming Sentiments in VersaMark ink. I then sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. I added two 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots in Parakeet Party to the banner, put dimensionals on the back and added it to the card. DONE!

Twigs & Sprigs, inside

For the inside, I again used the Charming Sentiments stamp set to stamp the sentiment directly on the inside of the card in Starry Sky ink. I did this using the Stamparatus… cuz I needed the next layer, the Basic White panel to be in the perfect spot.

Twigs & Sprigs, inside.2
Twigs & Sprigs, inside.3
Twigs & Sprigs, inside

With the Basic White panel in place, I stamped it with Starry Sky without re-inking, removed the Basic White panel and die cut the words with the new & fabulous Sentiment Silhouette Dies (coordinates with the Charming Sentiments stamp set and as a bundle is 10% off!). I then adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card & voila. :O) I hadn’t done this before and am really pleased with the way it turned out. Isn’t that fun?

OK, card was complete, time to do the envelope…remember the words die cut from the Basic White inside panel? I adhered them with liquid glue to the envelope front. For the flap, I ran a piece of Starry Sky card stock through the Stripes & Splatters EF, using the stripes EF, adhered it to the flap & trimmed to fit. Bingo.

Let me tell you about the Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Fold & Die – it’s two parts… the die cuts all the twigs & sprigs from the EF so they can be used in a fun way on another card. I was playing you see, wanted to know what it would do… and it’s run through together, at the same time. To create this card front, I didn’t use the die, just the EF. You understood that, right? Good! Just wanted to be sure. 😏

OK – hop… To continue the hop, click the next button or click on a name to visit a specific blog. Either way, enjoy this creative bunch. Thanks for joining us today!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

hanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Remember to connect with me if you need a new catalog!

Stampin’ Up! Retiring + New

Happy Saturday! It’s the weekend and tomorrow is Mother’s Day ~ are you doing anything special? Whatever you plan ~ enjoy, have fun, appreciate, make a difference. I have two cards for you today, both very, very similar and inspired by Patty Bennett. Here is what I created.

New Horizon DSP + Sailboat Punch.1
New Horizon DSP+ Sailboat Punch.2

The circles are die cut from New Horizons 6×6 DSP using the Circle Dies. The sailboat & sails are stamped in Night of Navy for card 1; card 2 is Night of Navy for the mast/boat and Crushed Curry for the sails and punched with the Sailboat Punch. The waters in each are stamped in Pool Party ink using the Let’s Set Sail stamp set. On card 1, the sentiment is taken from Simply Succulents stamp set, a carrying over set from last years annual catalog and stamped in Night of Navy ink. On card 2, the sentiment is taken from Cup of Tea bundle, stamped in Balmy Blue ink and die cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies. Card 1 also has Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. Both card fronts were stamped on a Basic White panel and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, mounted on dimensionals and adhered to Heart & Home Memories & More cards & Envelopes pack.

New Horizons DSP + Sailboat Punch.1 inside
New Horizons DSP + Sailboat Punch.2 inside

For the inside, card 1 is stamped with the birds from Let’s Set Sail stamp set in Night of Navy ink. Card 2 has a striped background using one of the cards in the Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack, with a Basic White Stitched Rectangle die cut adhered to it. Both of these cards are versatile and could be considered masculine cards. Love how easily they came together. I’m going to use the rest of this Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes Pack cuz it’s perfect for this! And since we belong to a yacht club, they will make a perfect gift set to someone special. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Wedding Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It is always fun to see what others do with a sketch challenge ~ what would you create? I would love to see what you would do with the below challenge: share it with me, would you?

It’s close to that TGIF day and I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. As for me, I head out today to attend a convention IN PERSON… which, due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to do for two years! It seems forever since we have been together ~ and it has. I return Sat. late afternoon. So if I don’t respond to your request for something right away, it’s because I’m ‘conventioning’ and will get to you ASAP.

Below is the sketch challenge ~ and below that is the card I created for it. It’s a wedding card for a friends daughter who is getting married ~ and it’s already out the door :O).

Often times wedding cards are extremely feminine and frilly. For some reason, I thought of the groom and how, well, does he feel left out with all the frilliness ‘n stuff. This card is different, in that I mixed Designer Series Papers from two packs: stripes from Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP and the floral from Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP. Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the sentiment panel for a bit of glitter & glam. The ribbon is a two-in- one… meaning Pool Party Sheer Ribbon tied in a bow, then White Crinkle Seam Binding tied right onto it. And I love how it came together: feminine but not too fussy.

Happiness Abounds.1

Step by step:

  • Adhere panel of Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP to the card front with liquid glue – or adhesive of choice.
  • Die cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies, the floral pattern from Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP.
  • Cut a larger piece of card stock 1/8″ larger all around – this is Night of Navy. Adhere floral die cut panel to the Night of Navy with liquid glue or adhesive of choice. Put dimensionals on back of the panel and center it on card front
  • Tie Pool Party Sheer Ribbon into bow, then tie White Crinkle Ribbon onto it, making it a two-in-one bow :O) Add to the end of the panel with a glue dot
  • Stamp sentiment on a Basic White scrap in Night of Navy ink, trim ends as shown. Put dimensionals on back and adhere, overlapping bow. The sentiment is from Happiness Abounds stamp set
  • Add three Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of glam – and bingo, the card front is complete!
Happiness Abounds.2

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I then stamped this sweet floral stamp in Night of Navy ink, colored it with Stampin’ Blends Pool Party and Color Lifter. For a final touch I added some Crystal Effects for a bit of highlighting. Hopefully you can see that in the photo below. (OOPS! I just looked in the 2022-2023 AC and Crystal Effects is no longer listed as a product SU! sells, aargh!) This Basic White panel was adhered to a piece of Night of Navy card stock, then adhered to the inside of the Pool Party card base. – And done!

Happiness Abounds.3

For the envelope, I added more of the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP to the flap & trimmed it to fit. For the front of the envelope, I used one of the marvelous dies in the Blossoming Happiness Dies that coordinates with the Happiness Abounds stamp set (buy it as a bundle for 10% off!)- and die cut one of the roses from the Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP. These dies & the paper coordinate so well! There are several dies that can be used on the DSP – yay! SU! really knows how to pull things together :O) Oh, this rose was adhered with liquid glue to the envelope front then trimmed to fit the envelope.

Happiness Abounds.4

Products to make this card cannot be ordered until May 3 when the catalogue goes live. Or… join my team NOW and you can order these as part of your starter kit ~you may do that here :O)

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

What is available to order is the Pool Party, Night of Navy and Basic White card stocks, along with a couple of other items. See that list later on this post.

Now… you may have come from visiting Tara’s post and to mosey along the blog hop trail, feel free to click on a persons name or, hit the next button to take you to Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here 🤗

Contact me if you need a copy of this new catalog & I’ll send it right away.

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last. The end of these items is fast approaching!

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

SU! Feels Like Frost Fun Fold

Helllloooo – it’s Wacky Wednesday… you know, hump day, middle of the week and all that. Today’s card features a W-Fold using Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP as the headline.  W-Folds are so much fun, just notching things up out of the ordinary.

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
#1

And here’s the ‘innerds’…

Feels Like Frost, inside
#2

I used the Love of Leaves Bundle to highlight the leaf image on the DSP. And here’s the ‘how to’..

  • To the Whisper White card base (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2), adhere Highland Heather card stock (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then a layer of the Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP (3 3/4 x 5) – both with liquid glue.
  • Again with Whisper White, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies. Approximate finished size of die cut is 2 7/8 x 7/8.
  • With Rococo Rose card stock die cut three leaves (see photos above for reference) using the Stitched Leaves Dies. These emboss and die cut at the same time!  Love this look :O)
  • Adhere the longer leaf to the sentiment panel, just the bottom of the leaf. Put dimensionals on the remainder of the leaf and on the sentiment panel. Adhere to the card front and voila – front is complete!
  • Oh… I did add 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to the front and a Linen Thread bow.

For the inside…

Feels Like
Frost W-Fold, inside
#3

Here I used Stitched Leaves Dies, Love of Leaves stamp set and Celebrate Tidings stamp set for the inside sentiments. I ran two panels of Whisper White (4 x 5 1/4) through the Tasteful
Textiles 3D embossing folder and adhered these to both sides of the inside of the card. Details of the W-Fold…

  • Cut a length of Whisper White to create the Z-Fold – 1 3/4 x 11: score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4. Fold and burnish: valley, mountain, valley. The mountain is in the center of the card.
  • Cut 4 panels of Highland Heather card stock – 2 3/4 x 2
  • Cut 2 panels of 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP in Purple Posey – 2 1/2 x 1 3/4
  • Cut 2 panels of Whisper White for dry embossing – 4 x 51/4

More info for the W-Fold…

from the top look at this W-Fold
#4

  • Adhere the DSP to 2 panels of Highland Heather with liquid glue.
  • Adhere leaf with liquid glue as well
  • On the two white panels, stamp the leaf of choice in Rococo Rose ink, stamping off at least once, then stamp your sentiment in Highland Heather ink.
  • Adhere completed White panels to Highland Heather panels with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the scored Whisper White strip to the inside of the card, centering top to bottom and to the edge of the embossed panel – adhering JUST THE END PANELS.
  • Now adhere the decorated panels thusly: right end panel first, then lay next panel directly on top and close the card adhering it with liquid glue. Complete other two panels in same way – laying one on top of the other and closing the card. This keeps the panels in direct alignment.

For the final touches, I added 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to each of the two end panels and covered the leaves with Wink of Stella. I also covered the small leaf on the sentiment panel with Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the photos, but it adds a lot to the completed card.

The envelope..

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
#5

  • Cover the envelope flap with strips from the same Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP and the 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 in Purple Posey.
  • Stamp a leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set on the envelope front in stamped off Rococo Rose. Cover with Wink of Stella.

YAY – beautiful card and it is complete!

 

SU! Celebtate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles

Helllooooo… today is what I’m calling Terrific Tuesday. Why? Just because 😁 Here is a card created for sunshine and fall using Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP.

Celebrate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles
#1`

Is this sunflower gorgeous or what!!! How did I do that? The stamp itself does most of the work, I simply added a variety of inks.

  • Inks used for this stunning sunflower… Mango Melody, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze. The Cinnamon Cider is mostly around the inside rim, with the Cajun Craze in the very center. The other colors are randomly daubed on with… a sponge dauber.
  • With the Sunflowers Dies, I die cut the overlay from Mango Melody card stock and layered it on the inked flower with dimensionals. This gives it a wonderful 3-D effect.
  • I cut a panel of Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and adhered it to a slightly larger panel of Early Espresso with liquid glue.
  • With the Whisper White panel, I ran it through the die cutting machine  with a die from the Stitched Leaves Dies that does not cut, but embosses these straight lines. It creates wonderful texture. hmmmm – can’t see it in the above photo…
  • I adhered this white panel to a card base of Mango Melody with liquid glue
  • I die cut three leaves using dies from Stitched Leaves dies – out of Granny Apple Green card stock
  • I had lying on my desk a wheat sheaf cut from the Sunflowers Dies – cut from  Crumb Cake card stock and lightly colored with Cajun Craze ink using a sponge dauber.
  • Assembly… the white panel is already on the Mango Melody card base. Adhere the Plaid Tidings 6×6 / Early Espresso panel with liquid glue. Attach the sunflower with dimensionals, then add the two lower leaves with liquid glue, then the third with dimensionals, slipping them under the flower. Add the wheat sheaf with liquid glue. Add the bow (using Gingham Ribbon in Bumblebee) with a glue dot.
  • The last step is the sentiment panel… I stamped the sentiment from Stitched Leaves stamp set in Early Espresso ink, then punched it out using the Rectangular Postage Punch. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. To give it some glam, I added several 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front was done.

Texture, glam, dimension – wow! Love this card!

The inside was super easy –

  • I stamped a leaf from the Sunflower Dies using the same process as the sunflower… using a sponge dauber and various inksGarden Green along the stem line, then Cajun Craze and Bumblebee. I used the outline die to cut it out.
  • I adhered a strip of adhesive sheet to the back of Mango Melody card stock then used a leaf die to die cut. Because it had adhesive on the back, I simply removed the backing and covered the already stamped leaf. This is the upper leaf.
  • With a scrap of Granny Apple Green card stock, I die cut another leaf from the Stitched Leaves Dies. This leaf has both embossing and is die cut! The same leaf that is on the front of the card.
  • Adhere both leaves with liquid glue to a panel of Whisper White and adhere this to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

    Celebrate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles
    #3

    Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Supply List

Thanks for stopping by.
May you have a beautiful day.
Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.
Card Cuts for today’s project
  • Mango Melody 8 1/2 x 4 scored at 3 1/2, 3 1/2 square for intricate sunflower die + scrap for inside intricate leaf die
  • Whisper White 8 3/8 x 3 3/8 (front), 1 1/2 x 2 (sentiment), 3 x 8 (inside), 3 1/2 square for sunflower, scrap for inside leaf
  • Granny Apple Green 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 – four leaves

    Celebrate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles
    #2

SU! Dove of Hope Bundle

Hello again… I think you are going to love this card… it’s a slimline card made with the Dove of Hope Bundle and Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. Gosh this is pretty … velvetty-like on vellum.

Dove of Hope Bundle
#1

This definitely non-traditional Christmas colors, but I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. Let’s talk about how we did this…

  • Thick Whisper White card base – slimline fashion
  • Layer of Blushing Bride cs adhered with liquid glue to the card front
  • Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper layer adhered with liquid glue HINT: glue in strategic spots on the backside of the ‘plush’ where the plush comes together.
  • Stamp the dove with Smokey Slate ink onto Whisper Whiter cs.
  • Using the Detailed Dove Dies from this exquisite bundle, die cut the stamped dove.
  • Die cut the ‘olive branch’ out of Mint Macaron cs.
  • Adhere the ribbon – Snowflake Splendor Ribbon – using snail
  • Adhere the dove over the top of the ribbon with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Dove of Hope stamp set, again in Smokey Slate ink, on a Whisper White strip. Punch the ends using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. 
  • Using the Ornate Borders Dies and a 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ scrap of Blushing Bride, cut a decorative border. Add to the back of the sentiment banner with liquid glue and trim for proper length. Adhere banner with dimensionals to the card front.

For the inside…

Dove of Hope Bundle #2

  • Adhere Blushing Bride cs to the card inside
  • To a Whisper White panel, stamp the sentiment from Dove of Hope stamp set in Smokey Slate ink.
  • Over the top of this stamp the larger ‘olive branch’ with stamped off twice Mint Macaron ink.
  • Adhere this panel to the card inside and the card is complete.

Dove of Hope Bundle
#3

Now for the envelope… first we create the envelope 😊 – easy peasy

  • Using a full 8 1/2 x 11 Blushing Bride cs, score on the long side @ 2 1/2″ & 6 1/2″. Score on the short side 1 1/2″ & 10 1/2″. Burnish all score lines.
  • Remove the corners by cutting along the score lines.

On the 1 1/2″ end, use the Detailed Trio Punch, round the corners. Your piece should look like this…

Slimline envelope #4

    • Fold in the 1/2 end, add Tape n Tape or liquid glue and fold over the 2″ length, adhering it.
    • Add liquid glue to the long side and  fold the 2 1/2″ length over it. Your envelope is created!
    • Now decorate… I stamped the sentiment from the Dove of Hope stamp set in Smokey Slate ink, then added the snowflake from the same stamp set near the sentiment and several on the envelope flap, also in Smokey Slate ink.

      Slimline envelope
      #5

      Such a fun and beautiful card using this wonderful Dove of Hope Bundle. I do hope you will try this and would love to see your version.  Card cuts are listed at the end of this post. Would love to have you shop with me – and the items used for this project are shown below. Just click on them and it will take you directly to my online shop to complete your purchase – or… click “add all to cart” :O)

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • May you have a beautiful day.
    • Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.
Card cuts for todays card…
  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 7
  • Blushing Bride 2 1/2 x 7 for card front,1/2 ” x about 3 1/4″ scrap for under sentiment panel, 3 x 8 for inside, 8 1/2 x 11 for envelope
  • Whisper Whiten – 3 x 3 for the dove die cut, 1/2 x 4 for the sentiment banner, 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 for the inside panel

li>

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑