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SU! Slimline Diagonal Gatefold Card with Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Hi Everyone… Today’s card is just a gem but I might be a tad prejudiced… I have used this bundle in a previous card and fell in love with the set. Slimline cards seem to be all the rage these days and I had not done any of these. But here I am… and pleased with the results.

Before I get to the card: a couple of days ago I shared two Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes that I had decorated and asked for feedback, comments and said there would be a prize/ gift to one of the ‘commentees’. Karen Andrews – your name “plopped out of the spinner”. Please send your address to my email: tlsbrightspot@gmail.com and I will get that in the mail today Congratulations – hope you like it! The differences in the boxes? All inks, papers and ribbons used were the same; differences listed below. I’ll do a more complete post about the boxes tomorrow, Aug 1.

1) I used a brayer and colored the one box with Pretty Peacock ink

2) That same box was decorated on four sides

3) The top DSP was two (2) pieces

I also want to give an update on our S-I-L: he is doing very well. Recovery will take a while but he is in PT with mostly massage/ stimulation to help reduce the expected swelling in the affected arm. He has an amazing attitude and strong will and that will be to his advantage during the recover. If you are new to my blog, S-I-L had a rather nasty bicycle accident and shattered his right elbow.

Now – to the card of the day: I’m calling it the Slimline Diagonal Gatefold. Card cuts listed at the end of this post.

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals
#1

The base is Thick Whisper White, scored in two places, and cut on the diagonal. I then cut a panel of Blushing Bride and cut it on the diagonal – then did the same with the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. TIP: be sure you are cutting the Specialty Paper on the proper diagonal. Ask me how I know that!

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals
#3

Once those have been adhered to the appropriate diagonal for the card front, you are halfway to completing this gorgeousness. Again using Blushing Bride cs, stamp the three poinsettia in Blushing Bride ink using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Die cut those with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies. (This is one fabulous bundle – and 10% off when purchased that way. 😉) With Just Jade cs, die cut two leaves. This die set allows you to not only die cut the outline, but also to ’emboss’ the leaf impression. LOVE THIS! I also took a Whisper White scrap, stamped a leaf in Just Jade ink and using the outline die, cut that out as well. Using additional Whisper White cs, I cut out three berry  sprays. Then I took another die set – the wonderful Tasteful Labels Dies, and cut a label from Whisper White.

Before assembling the poinsettia, I took my Wink of Stella and covered the poinsettia, and the three leaves to give them sparkle. TIP: Be careful not to cover the centers so the glue adheres the layers together better. You can see that pretty clearly in this photo.

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals
#2

Now put the poinsettia together with liquid glue. I did use a dimesnional for the top layer. Add a Beaded Pearl for the center adhering with a glue dot. Are these pretty or what? I layered my poinsettia in the center of the Tasteful Labels die and adhered with liquid glue. Then I added the leaves and finally the berry sprays, adhering with liquid glue.

The last step for the card front is attaching the ‘bouquet ‘to the card. Decide if you want the centerpiece of the card attached to the bottom panel or the top diagonal. It doesn’t really matter. The key is to make certain it is in the middle AND that the adhesive is only on the portion to adhere to the card. You might find it helpful to even mark the back of the label so the adhesive is in the right spot. You don’t want extra adhesive beyond the label.

The inside I kept very simple but it is elegant as well.

Slimline Gate fold with Poinsettia Petals
#4

Cut a Blushing Bride panel and set aside. Cut a Whisper White panel: stamp with the next largest poinsettia in stamped off once Blushing Bride ink. Over this stamp the sentiment in full strength Just Jade ink. Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the Blushing Bride with liquid glue, then add that to the inside of the card. Voila! Your card is complete…

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals
#1

The Poinsettia Petals bundle will be available to customers Aug 4. As demonstrators, we have the opportunity to preorder catalog items to play/ create/ inspire one another to new levels. Interested in being a demo? Join my team and we can create together.

Today is the last day to use my July Host Code – see below. I will post a new Host Code Aug 1

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 4 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug. Did you make your list?

 

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, scored at 3 1/2 and 7 on the long side
  • Blushing Bride cs – 3 3/8 x 8 for the card front, cut on diagonal + scraps for Poinsettia; 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 for the inside
  • Plush Poinsettia Special Paper – 3 1/8 x 7 3/4, cut on diagonal
  • Whisper White  – scraps for leaf and berry spray; 3 x 8 for inside

SU! Back On Your Feet Double Z Fold

Hi everyone ~ how’s it going? You doing OK? Some days during this self containment are easier than others, right? So, one day at a time just do the best you can; try not to look ahead too far cuz that can get you kinda crazy. Take the best care you can of yourself and family. Guess I’m feeling a bit philosophical this morning….

Todays card is for a friend who had surgery on their neck – a couple of fuses – and they are struggling, really struggling. I decided a little levity might be helpful and this is what I created.

Back On Your Feet Double Z Fold
#1`

Is this perfect for neck surgery or what! And it’s a double z fold which puts it up a couple of notches in being special. The World of Good Specialty DSP is perfect for this man as he has traveled around the world and then some. I doubt they will notice the significance but I certainly did while making this card.

Here are the products I used… card cuts are listed at the bottom of the post…

  • Back On Your Feet stamp set
  • Crumb Cake cs for the base of the larger Z and the smaller Z
  • Early Espresso cs for layering
  • World of Good Specialty DSP
  • Whisper White cs
  • Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
  • Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
  • Wink of Stella
  • Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Cinnamon Cider

When I create a card like this, I do one portion at a time – one Z fold, then the other. You can cut everything and lay it out for efficiency, but I was still working out sizes for the smaller Z. Crumb Cake is the base of the card, layer the Early espresso for all three sections of the larger Z, then layer the World of Good Specialty DSP for the three sections. For the smaller Z, Crumb Cake cs was used for the card base layer, then Early Espresso cs for the first (or front) and last (or back) layers, then DSP on the first and Whisper White for the last (for sentiment). For the front layer, the DSP was run through the Old World Paper 3 D embossing folder. Gosh that embossing folder is amazing… You can see it very clearly in this photo.

Back On Your Feet Double Z fold
#2

I don’t adhere the Whisper White panel until I have the sentiment or design on cuz – you know, mistakes happen… lol. The turtle was stamped in Early Espresso ink. Then I took my Wink of Stella and colored in the shell only. This moved the ink around a bit and gave it some variety. Then I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.

Now that both Z folds are created I put them together… I lay the small one on to get an idea where it should sit on the larger Z. When the card is closed, we don’t want to see the last panel of the small Z at all. Once I have seen how it fits, I adhere the back panel first, then the front and it creates this wonderful Z. Take a peek at this photo from the top of the card.

Back On Your Feet Double Z fold
#3

That cute giraffe was stamped on Whisper White in Crumb Cake ink. I used the light Crumb Cake Blends to color in the spots very lightly, then covered the giraffe in Wink of Stella. Again, this moves the ink around a bit and colors the giraffe lightly. The giraffe was adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the word OUCH! on a 1/2″ wide length of Whisper White in Early Espresso and cut the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and attached with liquid glue.

The envelope flap was covered in the World of Good SDSP and then stamped on the front with the word SIGH… several times since this is such a long recovery. The card is complete and guess what – mine is already in the mail as we speak. How fast is that for a turn-around?

Back on Your Feet Double Z Fold
#4

What do you think? I think the man will appreciate the card AND the thought behind it… If you are interested in purchasing these products, they may be found in the SU! 2020 Annual Catalog. And if you do not have a demonstrator, would love to connect with you. Right now SU! has an awesome deal going on called Bonus Days..For every purchase of $50 from now until 3 Aug. you will receive from SU! by email, a $5 coupon that is redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card Cuts for todays card:

Large Z Fold..

  • Crumb Cake cs 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Early Espresso cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 (x 2)
  • World of Good SDSP 2 1/2 x 4 (x 2), 4 x 5 1/4

Smaller Z Fold…

  • Crumb Cake 2 3/4 x 8 3/8, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Early Espresso cs 2 5/8 square (x 2)
  • World of Good SDSP 2 1/2 square run through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
  • Whisper White cs 2 1/2 square

 

 

 

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SU! Mini Gatefold

Hello there… Weather advisory for the East coast is to stay INSIDE today – it will feel like 104! Yeck!  Be safe…I have been doing doing several different fun folds lately and well, I just couldn’t stop… todays is a mini version, a little 3″ card for a grandson turning 20… Cannot believe he is 20! 6’4″ and handsome – oh my…I’m just a little bit prejudiced. 😍 Anyway, the card… This young man has come to expect something fun in the way of a card, not something you can buy at the store – yay.. getting them trained. :o) So here it is…

Mini Gate Fold
#1
Mini Gate Fold #2
Mini Gate Fold
#3

This is so cute – perhaps because it is small. And I just love the way the folds are… here it is from a another angle.

Mini Gate Fold
#4

Now you can really see all the folds. Here are the products used in this cute mini card:

  • Whale of a Tail DSP
  • Whisper White card base + belly band
  • Details Bands Dies – oval in Whisper White cs
  • Celebration Labels and Dies for the larger portion of the banner, Pacific Point cs
  • So Much Happy stamp set – balloons, fussy cut
  • A Grand Kid stamp set – front banner sentiment
  • Little Treats stamp set – inside sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz and Pacific Point inks

Let’s see if I can tell you how to do this…

  • card stock base (Whisper White) is 3 x 6 scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 on long side. Burnish well.
  • DSP panel (Whale of a Time) is 3 x 6. Mark center on the long side, at the top & bottom lightly with pencil. Fold from the top left to center bottom making a triangle – burnish and open. Fold from the left bottom to the center top making another triangle – burnish and open. Fold left portion to center, as in step one – burnish and open.
  • Do the same on the right side: right top to center bottom making a triangle, burnish and open. Right bottom to center top making a triangle, burnish and open. Right to center, burnish and open. It will look like picture #4 above even though it isn’t attached to anything yet. 😊
  • Cut a panel in Whisper White for inside sentiment, 2″ square. Stamp the sentiment from Little Treats stamp set in Pacific Point ink. Then stamp the party favors in Pear Pizzazz ink. Remember to stamp ON THE DIAGONAL. Adhere to the DSP.
Mini Gate Fold
#3
  • Now adhere adhere the DSP to the Whisper White card base: triangle on the left first making certain it is al the way to the edge. With the papers flat, adhere the center diagonal square then the right triangle.
  • Belly band: 1″ x about 7″ to go around in Whisper White, DSP is 3/4″ x about 7. Adhere the papers together and wrap around card. Secure in front with Tear n Tape. It should slide easily on and off the card.
  • Cut banner in Pacific Point using the smallest Celebration Labels & Dies. Put dimensionals on back and attach to belly band where it overlaps.
  • Stamp the banner sentiment from A Grand Kid in Pacific Point – off to the right side to allow room for the balloons. Cut with the oval from Detailed bands dies. Adhere with liquid glue to the Pacific Point banner.
  • Stamp balloons from the So Much Happy stamp set: one in Pacific point and one in Pear pizzazz. Fussy cut both. Adhere the larger with liquid glue and the smaller with a dimensional. Slide over the card and bingo this cute little mini is ready for giving.

I love this. Mini cards are just a different kind of treat and this one is extra special cuz it’s a Gate Fold.

That does it for today. Think about shopping during SU! Bonus Days. Items for this card are listed in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog which goes live to customers 4 Aug. AND the 2020 – 2021Annual catalog. Don’t have a catalog or a demonstrator? Then talk to me and we can fix that 😁

SU! has some awesome items in their 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and a real bonus going on now – called BONUS DAYS. For every purchase of $50 from now until 3 Aug. you will receive from SU! by email, a $5 coupon that is redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

SU! Triple Shutter Card with Snowflake Splendor Suite

Hi Everyone – lots of new items to share with you today… products. from the Snowflake Splendor Suite AND using those to make a Triple Shutter Card! First of all, I have never made one of these before and was concerned it would be extremely difficult. It wasn’t… It did take a bit of figuring out, which DSP to go where and making certain I had the die cuts correct. But it was super fun and I felt a sense of accomplishment after. Here’s the card…

Snowflake Splendor in Triple Shutter card
#1

Notice how the center panel is folded mountain, valley. The upper and lower panels are just the opposite: valley, mountain. valley – three folds. Burnishing the score lines in the proper direction is one of the most important aspects of this fun fold. Notice too, that where the sentiment banners are, there is no fold. Those papers are also the same and form what I would call a ‘T’. This will help you if you can remember this when scoring and putting the papers together. Here’s another picture – a flat one that shows off every panel.

Snowflake Splendor SuiteTrifold Shutter Card
#2

And here’s a top–down photo.

Snowflake Splendor SuiteTrifold Shutter Card
#3

This doesn’t quite show that upper strip going in the same direction of the bottom strip, but it does! Here’s a list of products I used to make this card… dimensions are listed at the bottom of the post.

  • Snowflake Splendor Suite…
    • Snowflake Wishes stamp set
    • coordinating So Many Snowflake Dies
    • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
    • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3 patterns
    • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
  • Seaside Spray cs – card base 5 1/2 x 12 (scored at 2, 4, 8, 10 on the long side) + extra scraps for the two banners
  • Pacific Point cs – background for all DSP
  • Whisper White scraps
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Detailed Bands Dies
  • Poinsettia Petals stamp set
  • a retired item… Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – could use Silver Foil Sheets

Basic directions:

  • Score cs base as mentioned earlier at 2, 4, 8, 10 on the long side. Card stock base for this card is Seaside Spray.
  • Turn paper to short side and place at 1 1/2″ mark: cut from first score line to bottom score line. Turn paper over, still on the short side, place at 1 1/2″ mark again and cut from first score line to bottom score line.
  • Burnish top and bottom “strips” so they are valley, mountain, valley
  • Burnish middle strip at second score line, mountain; then third score line valley. Do not burnish the middle strip first or last score lines.
  • Cut Pacific Point cs to dimensions listed below and adhere to appropriate panels
  • Cut DSP to dimensions listed below: there are 3 designs used from the Snowflake Splendor DSP. There are listed below as a, b, c. Adhere to appropriate panels.
  • Die cut snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes Dies: 2 from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and 4 from Dazzling Diamonds (you could also use Whisper White cs and cover snowflakes with Wink of Stella OR cut from Silver Foil sheets)
  • Stamp banner sentiments from Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Pacific point ink (for end panels)
  • Cut banners using the Detailed Bands Dies: 2 from Pacific point, 2 from Seaside Spray (cut in half lengthwise) and 2 stamped sentiments using the oval from Whisper White. The front banner is attached with dimenionals. The other banner is attached with liquid glue.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere snowflakes
  • Attach the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Here’s what I did with the bak of the card…

    back of Trifold Shutter card
    #6

 

Snowflake Splendor Suite Trifold Shutter card
#4

The envelope got a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP and a snowflake bunch stamped from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.

Snowflake Splendor Suite Trifold Shutter card – envelope
#5

This is such a showy card, elegant as well ~ and I had lots of good vibes putting it together. It’s always a special feeling when creating something that I feel so good about. All of these items are available in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, which goes live to customers 4 Aug. If you do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to connect with you, send along this catalog and find out something about you so I can serve you better.

Right now, SU! has a special called BONUS DAYS. For every $50 you spend from now until 3 Aug, you receive an email from SU! with a $5 coupon to be redeemed 4-31 Aug. Got it? It’s a real deal… Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Card dimesnions:

  • Seaside Spray 5 1/2 x 12, scored at 2, 4, 8, 10 + scraps for sentiment banners
  • Pacific Point cs:
    • panels a ~ 1 3/4 x5 1/4 (x 2); 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 (x 2)
    • panels b ~ 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 (x 4)
    • panel c ~ 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 (x 2 – one is for the back of card)
    • + scraps for sentiment banners
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP:
    • design a ~ 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 (x 2); 1 5/8 x 2 1/8 (x 2)
    • design b ~ 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 (x 2); 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 (x 1)
    • design c ~ 3 5/8 x 1 1/8 (x 2)
  • Whisper White:
    • 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 for back of card
    • + scraps for sentiment banners

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

 

 

SU! Poinsettia Place Suite and Gatefold Card

Hello… Yesterday was a glorious day – started out with an early morning sail. It was perfect – 8-9 mph winds, no power boats to make us rock. We were the only sailboat. on the river… After sailing, we came home, had a hearty breakfast, walked the dog, then I settled in to create this very cool card…

Poinsettia Place Suite
Gate Fold
#1

It is made with several items from the Poinsettia Place Suite of products found on pg 16 of the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini catalog. Don’t have a catalog??? I can fix that 😁. If you don’t have a demonstrator, let’s connect before the catalog goes live to customers Aug 4.

Back to the card and the details…

  • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Soft Sea Foam, scored at 2 1/8 from both ends on the long side
  • Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 (x2). Adhere to side panels of the card base
  • 2 7/8″ square of Soft Sea Foam cs
  • Square Doily adhered to the square with a swipe of Stampin Seal just in the middle
  • Poinsettia Dies: Die cut the 3 poinsettia pieces and with a sponge dauber, gently brush along each petal edge with Blushing Bride ink, and sometimes swipe in the center of the bracht as well. Adhere together with liquid glue. Adhere this sweet Beaded Pearls to the center. These are such COOL dies… one portion embosses the bracht while another portion die cuts – running these through the die cutting machine at the same time…
  • Stamp the leaf outline/ veins in Garden Green ink using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. There are two sizes of leaves – I did two large (one I used on the inside of the card) and two of the smaller.
  • Stamp the leaf centers with Soft Sea Foam ink – again two options in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I used the slimmer version on the smaller leaf and the broader version on the larger leaf. Die cut the leaves with the outline die. Attach to the backside of the poinsettia with liquid glue, then adhere the completed poinsettia to the doily/ card stock piece.
  • For the inside… Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4… stamp the two sentiments in Garden Green ink from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Gorgeous fonts! Adhere to the inside with liquid glue.
  • Attach the additional leaf to the inside of the right panel and your card is complete!!!
Poinsettia Petals Suite
Gate Fold
#2
Poinsettia Place Suite
Gate Fold
#3
  • The envelope got some special treatment:
    • Again from the Poinsettia Place Suite is Poinsettia Place DSP – cut a 2 1/4 x 6 piece for the envelope flap. Adhere with liquid glue, trim.
    • The front of the envelope got a fun berry stamp from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. Color the berries with Dark So Saffron Blends marker. TIP: be sure to put a scrap piece in your envelope when colored with the blends so it does not bleed through to the back of the envelope.

Whee! Your beautiful card is complete and ready to put in your stash for the upcoming holidays. It’s a start, right? Remember I mentioned the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog going live to customers 4 Aug? SU! has some fabulous Bonus Days offering right now… spend $50 in product between now and 3 Aug and receive a $5 coupon to redeem $-31 Aug. Such a good deal! Spend $100 and get two coupons. These coupons are sent by email, so you do have to provide that to SU! to receive them, but that’s not a big deal. Their security system is top notch!Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

 

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like a deal, right?!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

SU!Snow Wonder w/ Snow Time Dies

Hi Everyone! Hurricane Fay was in the area yesterday ~ dropped lots of rain and w-i-n-d-y. Thankfully no damage; some branches down but that’s about it. Whew! Today is Saturday and I’m calling it Snowman Saturday. Yep – Snowman… right after a hurricane, right? Ha! I was ready and wanting to play with the Snow Wonder stamp set and it’s coordinating Snow Time Dies. And I have created two cards for your cards for your pleasure. Let’s take a look.

Snow Wonder stamp set
Snow Time Dies
#1
Snow Wonder and Z Fold
#2

Aren’t these fun? Let me tell you about card #1 first… Seaside Spray card base is the standard 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 scored @ 4 1/4. Layer a Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 panel that has been run through the Evergreen Forrest 3D embossing folder  (this is a stunning embossing folder!). I ruffled the edges with my scissors then adhered with Stampin Seal, but left the edges free. Next I stamped the snowman from the new Snow Wonder stamp set in stamped off once Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored him with our colored pencil: Granny Apple Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pumpkin P{ie and Balmy Blue. Use the blender pen for the hat to smooth the lines of the pencil. Then die cut this with the Snow Time Dies and adhere with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White in Seaside Spray and die cut with the Snow Time Dies. I cut another banner out of Seaside Spray, cut it in half lengthwise and adhered to the back of the Whisper White. Put this on dimensionals as well and adhere to the card front. Add those sweet little Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes and the front is done.

Snow Wonder stamp set
#1a

For the inside I took another panel of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White and stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce, stamping off once on a scrap first. Then I stamped the sentiment in Seaside Spray, adhered this panel to the inside with liquid glue and done, done done.

Card #2 is a Z fold card again and is so much fun to do – so many options for variety. Just look at yesterday’s card that was a double Z fold to get an idea… anyway, today’s second card… Seaside Spray cut 4 1`/4 x 11 and scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 on the long side. Highland Heather is 3 1/4 x 10 scored at 2 3/4 x 5 1/2. The Whisper White panels are 3 x 4 1/4 and (2) 3 x 2 1/2.

Snow Wonder stamp set #2a

The largest panel is the adorable snowman, colored just as card #1. I added the adorable adhesive- backed snowflakes then the sentiment stamped in Balmy Blue. These were just scraps. The next panel is Snowflake Splendor DSP (awesome DSP!).The wreath is stamped off once in Shaded Spruce and the ribbon highlighted with Wink of Stella. The sentiment comes from the Dove of Hope stamp set and stamped in Highland Heather. The bottom panel is from Snow Wonder stamp set in Seaside Spray. The snowflakes were stamped in Versamark then heat embossed in white. Once the embossing had cooled, I used a sponge to very lightly color the snowflakes with Seaside Spray. Adhere each of the white panels in the appropriate place on the Highland Heather Z fold. This gets adhered to the Seaside Spray, top panel first, but only a portion of it… center it on the SMALL section of the Seaside Spray and add liquid glue just to the upper  panel. Lay the entire card flat and adhere the bottom panel. And you are done! Wasn’t that easy? Two cards so different from the other but using the same stamp set. YAY!

Remember these are bonus days at Stampin! Up! For every $50 spent you will receive a $5 coupon to be redeemed in August. Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

Shop with me to earn even more… a SU! free item worth $10 when you spend $50-$150. Use my host code for July…thenewAugust-December 2020 Mini Catalog goes live Aug 4. If you do not have a demonstrator, connect with me to get your catalog…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

 

SU! Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP, Double Z Fold

Hello… Today is Fun Fold Friday – at least for today anyway. Fun Folds can be complicated or easy, This one is pretty easy: it’s as though you are creating two cards, one smaller, and putting together. Let’s take a look…

 

Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP, Double z Fold #1

Is that fun or what? And beautiful? SU! has done it again with their gorgeous coordinating papers. These papers come from the Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack in the August ~ December 2020 Mini Catalog. If you want to know how to get your pack of these papers, contact me and we’ll connect!

Now let’s talk about how to put this card together:

  • Crumb Cake  is our card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 on the long side; cut another piece for the smaller portion 3 3/4 x 6 1/4, score at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 along the long side
  • Cut Early Espresso (2) 2 x 5 3/8  and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the card base; for the smaller card cut Early Espresso (3) 1 7/8 x 3 5/8
  • Cut Specialty DSP (2) 1 7/8 x 5 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4; for the smaller card cut Specialty DSP (2) 1 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Cut Very Vanilla 1 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink ~ mine is from Path of Petals stamp set
  • Adhere all Specialty DSP to the appropriate size Early Espresso.
  • Adhere these panels to their respective card bases, including the Very Vanilla sentiment panel
  • Adhere these to their respective card bases EXCEPT THE LARGEST PANEL.
  • Wrap a ribbon around the right edge of this largest panel and tie as knot. Adhere in back with glue dots and also under the knot. My ribbon is from the Guilded Autumn Suite and it is called Mint Macaron 1/2″ Basketweave Ribbon. It comes in a combo pack called the Basketweave Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack. Gorgeous! Now adhere this large panel into your card base.

Now it is time to adhere the two cards together.. I find it helpful to use my grid paper for placement.. This NOT difficult… place the smaller card in the center of the larger panel and adhere with liquid glue. TIP: I find it helpful to use my grid paper for centering.

Now close the card with the smaller, loose card flap coming over the top of the base card. Keeping the base card closed, adhere the loose panel with liquid glue. Bingo…

I used my Oval Dies to cut a scalloped oval out of Early espresso. Stamp the appropriate sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very vanilla (mine is from Good Morning Magnolia stamp set) then die cut with another plain Oval Die. Adhere together with liquid glue. Put dimensionals on the back and attach to the small front card. YAY! Your card is complete and wonderful and ready to send. Mine is going to a family that I have worked with over the last 30 plus years that has done printing for me. The woman died after a very short illness. UGH! Loss is so hard, especially during these physically distant times….

Anyway, back to the card…  for the envelope I adhered a strip of Early Espresso then the additional Specialty DSP to the envelope flap and nothing else. I hope you try making this fun fold. I like all the layering… it adds a ton of elegance to the card.

Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP, Double Z Fold

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SU! Boho Indigo Product Medley Spanner Card

Hello… Happy Fourth!!! Woohoo… We are so used to being ‘out and about’ for  this holiday, attending a picnic or two – with the pandemic life is very different… Enjoy your day whatever you are doing. Go0d Bless America… Now, on to the card for today…

I was on Pinterest the other day and found this fun idea for a card and of course I HAD to try it myself… it’s called a spanner card. I rather like a good challenge, something new ~ here is what I created using the Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
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It was fairly easy but did take several steps to make. Let’s get started in the telling…

Begin with an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight cs, scored at 4 1/4. Using your paper trimmer, cut the front panel on each side 1 1/4″  from the edge TO THE SCORE LINE.  Cut a piece of window sheet 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2 and adhere to the card front at the bottom. (I used Tear n Tape for the window sheet) This creates the ‘span’ to hold the two front panels together 😏. Cut 2 panels of Very Vanilla 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 and one.panel 1 1/4 x 3 1/8. Cut panels of Boho Indigo cs: 2 at 1 x 4 and 2 at 1 x 3. Adhere the Very Vanilla to the side front panels and one covering the window sheet. Then adhere the Boho Indigo panels over these. Do not adhere the the last 1x 3 Boho Indigo strip yet.

This product medley has these fabulous green leaves and I adhered three of these to the card front. The largest was attached with a glue dot, the palm leaf is on dimensionals and the smallest frond is adhered to the window sheet ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE CARD FRONT.  This creates wonderful dimension. Now cover the back side of the window sheet with that last 1 x 3 strip. Here’s what it looks like from the inside…

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
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The only thing left to do for the front is the sentiment banner. Cut a 3/4 x about 2 1/2 strip of Very Vanilla. Trim one end by using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Garden green from the Bloom and Grow stamp set. Add Gilded Gems from the Ornate Garden Suite of products. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.

For the inside… there are two sections really: one is the rest of the card front… cut a panel of the embossed Very Vanilla from the Boho Indigo Product Medley (gorgeous papers!) 3 x 4 1/8 and adhere to that cut front panel. The above picture shows that embossed piece clearly.

Now let’s complete the real inside of the card… cut a Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere with liquid glue. Cut two strips of the Boho Indigo cs 1 x 3 3/4 and adhere with liquid glue. I added no sentiment as this will be a handwritten card, a friendly uplift to a dear person.

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner card
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Your card is now complete. Let’s do the envelope… Cut a panel of the Boho Indigo cs 2 1/4 x 6 and adhere to the flap. Trim to fit. Remember those punch-out leaves from this product medley? I took the punched piece and ‘taped’ around it with post-it notes leaving just the leaf I wanted open, and sponged it with a sponge dauber and Garden Green. Then I took my Light Soft Suede Blends marker and made the lines on the palm leaf. I stamped the hello sentiment from the …. Bloom and Grow stamp set and my envelope was complete. TIP: slip a scrap piece of cs into your envelope when using a blends marker. This keeps it from bleeding through the envelope!

Wasn’t that fun? A new type of card for me and I like it – a spanner card…

BoHo Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
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NEW, NEW, NEW… The Aug – Dec Mini Catalog is available for Demonstrators and we were able to place a preorder to play with products.  I am soooo excited – my box is set to be delivered today – eek! Depending on when my box arrives, perhaps I’ll pop on later today to share some new products with you.  If you want a catalog and you do not have a demonstrator, please connect with me. SU! is offering a fabulous deal right now… for every $50 order, you receive a $5 coupon in your email for use from Aug 4- the end of Aug. Deal? Yes! Shop with me and get extra bonus… a $10 SU item of your choice when you spend over $50. (One free item per customer per month please.) I’m also setting up STAR rewards that will earn points as well toward SU! product. I’m working out the fine points and hope to have that info out later today as well. All kinds of great happenings going on! Sending hugs your way for now ~ hope to ‘see’ you later!

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SU! Playful Alphabet Dies and Z Fold

Hello… last baby card I promise! Made with the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP and the Playful Alphabet Dies, this is another fun fold card. Here ’tis…

Playful Alphabet Dies
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
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The card base is Purple Posy 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Burnish the 5 1/2 as though the card were going flat, then fold back the 2 3/4 scored panel – this makes a z – therefore… ta da… a Z Fold Card. Cut a panel of Coastal Cabana 2 3/8 x 4. Adhere a panel of the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP cut to 2 x 3 7/8. Wrap a length of the Silver/ Misty Moonlight ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack three times around and tie in knot. Hold in place on the back with tape. Put dimesnionals on this panel back and set aside.

Adhere Foam Adhesive Sheet strip (about 1 x 2 1/2) to a piece of coordinating DSP then die cut the letters B-O-Y using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Adhere to the card front by simply removing the backing on the Foam Adhesive strip! Now adhere this completed panel to the front of your Z-Fold. Add three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots – these are Just Jade.

For the inside… Coastal Cabana 4 x 5 1/4 then Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, then add a coordinating strip 1/4″ from right end. Voila! The envelope got the same DSP adhered to the flap. Baby card #5 is done…

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Playful Alphabet Dies
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
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Here are all five cards – and yes, they have been sent already! What a fun gift set to forward to a new Mom. Hope she really likes them; I had such fun creating them for her.

Playful Alphabet Dies
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
Pattern Play stamp set

Playful Alphabet Dies
Waterfall card
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP
Playful Alphabet Dies
Gatefold

Tasteful Labels Dies
Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP

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