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Stampin’ Up! Angled Pop-Up

Hello… it’s Saturday… big plans this weekend? I have a couple of folks coming for an ‘in person’ class: masked, physically distanced and other restrictions. As long as I keep these small and folks adhere to the guidelines, I feel it’s worthwhile and working. Other than that, it’s pretty quiet here: snow is due to begin tomorrow night and into Monday. We really haven’t had any to speak of, at least none to stick or stay., so I’m looking forward to it. :O)

What I have in the way of a card today uses the Lots of Heart bundle, which includes the Many Hearts Dies. It is an AMAZING bundle and another first with my playing seriously with it. My directions will be limited… cuz you really need to check a video by demonstrator Dawn Griffith. But I’ll give you card cuts and some tips to help.

Angle Pop-Up w/ Lots of Heart – #1

Isn’t this pretty? Sahara Sand mixes so nicely with Basic White. It mixes with other colors too but this is what I wanted to use. I began with Thick Basic White card stock for the card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4). I then cut 2 panels of Sahara Sand card stock (4 x 5 1/4) and ran them through the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I also made sure I had a panel of Basic White card stock for the inside of the card (4 x 5 1/4) and some extra Basic White pieces (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) for the die cuts. Preparing everything ahead makes putting the card together pretty easy. Die cut the two hearts for the front of the card from the same panel of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic White card stock. Die cut a heart from Love You Always Specialty DSP in Sahara Sand. Adhere the delicate heart die cut piece from the Basic White to the DSP heart with liquid glue. Adhere this to the scalloped heart with dimensionals and set aside.

Now let’s make a template 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. From the top left corner, measure on the long side 3 1/2″ and mark. From the same top left corner, measure on the short side 2 3/4″ and mark. Now draw a diagonal line connecting the two marks and cut along the line. Label the triangle as shown below. Your template should look like this:

Angle card template
  • Using repositionable seal, cover the small triangle on both sides. REPOSITIONABLE seal is key! (Stampin’ Up! does not currently have this product.)
  • Lay your card base on the table in the closed position with the fold at the top. Place the triangle with the template label facing up and the repositionable seal on the upper left corner and with your bone folder, score along the diagonal line.
  • Remove the triangle and turn the card base over, keeping the fold at the top.
  • Turn the triangle over so the writing is against the card stock and place in the upper right corner. Score as on the other side. Remove triangle. Burnish the fold lines. It should look like this:
Burnished & folded score lines
  • Now it is time to trim the card stock panels for adhering to the card. Let’s begin with the embossed piece for the front….
    • Using the triangle, place it on the embossed panel on the left corner with the long edge of the triangle along the long edge of the panel. Side edge and top edge must be even. Cut along the diagonal line, removing the corner. Discard this corner. Adhere the panel to the card front.
    • The heart is ready for placement on the front left corner… make certain it is not above the fold line of the card stock (this will allow the card to fit in a standard envelope).
      adhere with liquid glue.
    • Make a double bow using the 1/4″ Crinkled Ribbon in Whisper White and adhere with a glue dot. Your card front is complete – hip hip hooray!

For the inside…

Remember you embossed a second panel of Sahara Sand 4 x 5 1/4… place the re-positionable triangle in the lower left corner with the long side of the triangle on the long side of the embossed panel. Cut along the diagonal… RESERVE THE TRIANGLE! Adhere the large panel to the top inside of the card with liquid glue.

Now prepare the lower panel of basic White (4 x 5 1/4)…

  • Lay the re-positionable triangle on the top left corner just as you did the front embossed panel. Cut along the diagonal… RESERVE THE TRIANGLE! Adhere the large panel to the bottom of the card with liquid glue.
  • Take both reserved triangles and lay together, the embossed piece right side up, the Basic White panel against it, matching all the edges. Trim off 1/2″ ON THE SHORT SIDE OF BOTH TRIANGLES…. this can be done by placing the triangles at the bottom of your trimmer with the long side against the edge of the trimmer.
  • Adhere the triangles to the appropriate corners with liquid glue. You are almost done and it’s gorgeous already! See photo above…

Prepare the heart for the inside of the card by using the plaid heart in the Lots of Heart stamp set… stamp on a Basic White panel with Shara Sand ink and die cut with the appropriate heart die in the Many Hearts Dies. I die cut the heart border and adhered it with liquid glue. Die cut a tiny heart using Cherry Cobbler card stock and cover with Wink of Stella. Adhere to the stamped heart with a mini glue dot. Adhere this to the inside of the card, making certain it does not block the closing of the card. MAKE CERTAIN THE WINK OF STELLA IS THOROUGHLY DRY BEFORE CLOSING THE CARD! (ask me how I know that 🥴)

To embellish the bottom of the card…

  • With Sahara Sand card stock, cut the ‘bubble’ for the word love using the Always Dies. Die cut the word itself in Basic White card stock and adhere to the bubble with liquid glue.
  • Die cut the word ‘you” with Sahara Sand card stock using the Well Wishes framelits.
  • Die cut the sweet scrolly hearts with Basic White card stock using the Many Hearts Dies. I only used two of the scrolly hearts but die cut the whole strip so I could use them later.
  • Determine placement for these three pieces: word ‘love’, word ‘you’, and scolly hearts and adhere with liquid glue and your card is complete!!!

Not so hard, was it? You do have to pay attention to the triangle cutting, but really, not a difficult card.

The envelope… Cover the envelope flap with the Love You Always Specialty DSP, trim to fit. For the front of the envelope, it would be nice to add more of the scrolly hearts. I didn’t think of it until just now, so since I have them left over, I probably will.

This could so easily be a wedding or anniversary card. I would add two hearts to the card front if that were the case. This however is going to … oh I almost said who! Can’t do that – they read the posts… 😊

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Jan 21 – Feb 3. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Sale-a-bration items FREE with $50 purchase

Sale-a-bration items FREE with $100 purchase

  • Review of card cuts for todays project
    • TEMPLATE PANEL 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
    • Thick Basic White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 score at 4 1/4 with additional scoring required
    • Sahara Sand 4 x 5 1/4 (2), embossed
    • Basic White 4 x 5 1/4
    • Additional pieces of Basic white for die cuts 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (2)
    • Additional scrap of Sahara Sand for die cut bubble
    • Cherry Cobbler scrap for tiny heart

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Anniversary

How are you doing with your Christmas shopping? Odd doing most of it online – at least for me it is. I like to touch and see in person and that just isn’t possible right now. Let’s say, it isn’t like it was ~ and leave it at that. And mailing everything ~ well it’s done. I love the excitement and joy, the being together and am going to miss that terribly. With the vaccine coming out, I’m hopeful. So… on with it.

The Dragonfly Garden Bundle is so versatile and friends of ours have a 70th anniversary in a few days – I couldn’t resist using the bundle to create this card.

Dragonfly Anniversary ~ #1

What do you think? The large dragonfly is created by stamping on vellum and coloring from the back side with Stampin’ Blends. I really like how it turned out. And the little one ~that was a new process that will take some practice before explaining it. So… let’s get to this card.

Products used:

  • Dragonfly Garden Bundle
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Squares Dies
  • Ornate Frames Dies
  • Pearl Basic Jewels

  • Path of Petals stamp set (inside sentiment)
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (also inside)
  • Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack -Misty Moonlight & Silver
  • Stampin Blends: Lt Bermuda Bay, Dk Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry

Ok – the how to… stamp the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Vellum. Allow to dry or you may heat set gently. You don’t want to burn the paper or make it warp from the heat. Once dry, turn the vellum over and color using the Stampin Blends. I used the Light Bermuda Bay then the Dark Night of Navy, followed by Rich Razzleberry. Dragonflies often appear irridescent to me and I was aiming for that look. The body is Dark Night of Navy. Again, making sure it was dry, I punched it with the Dragonfly Punch, put a dimensional on it and set it aside.

I die cut this Whisper White scalloped edge with the largest of the Squares Dies, then ran it through my Greenery Embossing Folder. I definitely wanted the dragonflies hovering over a field of something and I didn’t want a solid look – I wanted some white space. Next I adhered this panel to a square of Rich Razzleberry card stock. I adhered the large dragonfly – remember he’s on a dimensional, then added the small dragonfly with just a dot of liquid glue – and set this panel aside.

I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Subtle Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base with liquid glue. I took the Rich Razzleberry panel, put dimernsionals on the back and adhered it to the card.

Next I took a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamped the sentiment from Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die cut it with one of the dies from Ornate Frames Dies. I took a length of the Misty Moonlight/ Silver bakers Twine and tied it through the created hole and made a bow. This also got dimensionals and I adhered off-set on the front of the card.

For the inside, I stamped the longer sentiment using the Path of Petals stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Black memento ink. Then I stamped the shorter sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card stock in the same ink but using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. I die cut it with one of the Ornate Frames Dies and added it to the card with liquid glue. I added a Pearl Basic Jewel at each end. This Whisper White panel was adhered to a slightly larger piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock with liquid glue and that was added to the inside of the card and voila – card complete!

For the envelope, I kept it very simple. I ran a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock through the Subtle Embossing Folder and adhered it to the envelope flap with liquid glue & trimmed to fit ~ and that was it.

Dragonfly Garden Anniversary

Remember… the Dragonfly Garden Bundle will be available to customers as of Jan 5, ordering from the incredible Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need a catalog, please reach out to me!

Card stock cuts may be found at the end of this post. Products used for today’s project may be found below. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SAZV3JTK– good until Jan 3. 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 😁

Card stock cuts:

  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (2) [one is used for the three die die cuts]
  • Rich Razzleberry 3 1/2 square, 4 1/8 x 5 3/8

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Happy Birthday To You!

What fun it is to have birthdays! Just last week I celebrated a BIG ONE… but hey, it’s only numbers 😉 So today’s card is not a birthday, but an anniversary card using the Happy Birthday To You stamp set. Pretty cool, right? Gotcha!

Here’s the card…

Coloring is so relaxing for me. Have I said that before? Here it’s Petal Pink light and dark blends for the flowers and Mint Macaron light and dark blends for the leaves. I have found it helpful to do the dark first, just a small area at a time, then do the light to blend it in nicely.

The cake was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. I used the Smokey Slate blend to shade some of lines on the cake for emphasis. The cake stand was colored with the Petal Pink blends also. After cutting out with the matching Birthday dies I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside.

The Smokey Slate card stock piece was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I put dimensionals on the back of it as well.

Silver thread is a messy business for me – it’s thin and light and slippery as the dickens. However, I have learned to control it just a bit  by wrapping it around my fingers, first a couple of times around two fingers then a couple of times around three fingers, then cut, twist and adhere to the back of the cake with glue dots. I did that twice. Adhere cake and Silver thread to the Smokey Slate piece.

The next layer is Petal Pink (2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″) that has been dry embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Pretty cool isn’t it? Remember to spritz it lightly with water prior to sending it through the die cutting/ embossing machine. This gives wonderfully deep impressions. Adhere the Petal Pink to a Thick Whisper White card base (4 1/4″ x 11″). Attach the Smokey Slate and you’re almost done with the front. The key here is the Rhinestone Basic Jewels – they add the crowing touch!

The inside…  Stamp the sentiment of choice on a scrap of Whisper White. Here I used the happy from Happy Birthday To You stamp set and the anniversary from the Well Said stamp set. They were stamped in Versamark ink then heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut both a Whisper White and a Smokey Slate piece and adhered with liquid glue to a Whisper White (4″ x 5 1/4″). This was adhered with liquid glue to a Petal Pink (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) and all adhered to the card base with liquid glue. Inside… done!

Now for the envelope.. First I stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday To You in Smokey Slate. Next I dry emboseed a 2 1/4″ x 6″ Smokey Slate with the Parisian Flourish #D embossing folder and adhered that with liquid glue, did a neat trim and voila!

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