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Stampin’ Up! Bridge Fold Card in Whimsy

Good Monday morning to you… a full week is ahead of us. Got anything wonderful planned? I can tell you we are going sailing this morning, IF (and that’s big if) there is enough wind. And then I need to make a bunch of cards for our daughter – who requested sympathy and thinking of you type cards. But for now, let’s focus on this fun fold. It’s quite easy. A stand-up card by itself.

Bridge Fold Card in Whimsy.1

Oh my, this is a dark photo… later is a better one. I used Whimsical Trees with coordinating Christmas Trees Dies and the Whimsy & Wonder SDSP & the Seasonal Labels Dies for the sentiment. I did use Silver Foil for the tree and stars. Let’s get a better picture…

Bridge Fold Card in Whimsy.2

This is better – and it’s lying on it’s back. Let’s begin with the tree, shall we? I die cut the tree from Silver Foil and kept all the inner pieces. I then die cut the solid tree from Basic White card stock + an extension of the bottom of the tree about 1/2″. I happen to really like both trees and no, I don’t think they are supposed to go together. But I happen to like the way they layer. All the little pieces that are from the silver foil tree, I attached with dots of liquid glue, intentionally overlaying them so they appear like another layer of snow or tree. I attached the foil tree to the Basic White tree, again with dots of liquid glue, then added the tree extension behind. I die cut this tree from the foil panel that is layered with the packages ~ see photo :O) I also die cut several stars (the die cuts 5 at once) ~ all of the die cuts use the Christmas Trees Dies.

Bridge Fold Card in Whimsy.3

The next important step is preparing the papers… you don’t have to do the double layers of papers. I just happen to like the way it looks. Finished card size fits nicely in an A2 envelope… 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 when it folds flat.

TIP: When cutting the SDSP, it is best to make certain the “picture” of the papers flow from left to right AND that if there is a definitive up & down, that you keep that going in the proper direction. It doesn’t show so much with this Designer Paper, but with some it is very obvious. And when the card is flat, the direction of the papers definitely are apparent.

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 8 scored at 1 1/4x 2 1/2, 5 1/2 & 6 3/4; 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 (bridge panel). I used Misty Moonlight
  • Silver Foil layers: 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 (4); 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 (center panel); 1 1/8 x 5 3/8 (bridge panel); 2 x 4 for tree / stars
  • Whimsy & Wonder SDSP: 1 x 4 (4); 2 3/4 x 4 (center panel is coordinating); 1 x 5 1/4 (bridge panel)

Burnish all score lines and fold mountain, valley, valley, mountain. In other words, both the 1 1/4 & 6 3/4 folds should be mountain folds. Refer to the photo.

Attach all layers together as shown. I used Stampin’ Seal for this step, but liquid glue does give more adjustment leeway. Make sure all SDSP is facing the proper direction! For the bridge panel… once the layers are together, adhere the bridge to the far right panel of the card base. It is easiest to do this if the right panel is folded and the rest of the card flat. Now fold the card the opposite direction, so the far left of the card is folded and the right side of the card is flat – adhere the bridge to the left front panel. YAY!

Now decorate…

  • Adhere the tree with liquid glue to the bridge & the tree top to the right front fold.
  • Add 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the tree in Polished Pink
  • Add the foil die cut stars with dots of liquid glue
  • Add 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the inside panel (packages) in Polished Pink
  • Stamp the sentiment in Polished Pink ink using the Whimsical Trees stamp set. Die cut with the Season Labels Dies. Attach with dimensionals. Add 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in Fresh Freesia.
Bridge Fold Card, backside.4

  • Stamp sentiment in Polished Pink ink on a Basic White panel 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 with Whimsical Trees stamp set.
  • Attach to backside of card and the card is done!
Bridge Fold Card in Whimsy.5

For the envelope… cover the flap in Whimsy & Wonder SDSP, trim to fit. Stamp the cute ornaments from Whimsical Trees stamp set in Moonlight Madness. Color with Markers: Soft Succulent, Polished Pink & Blushing Bride.

Love this fun fold!!! I has been a while since I have done this and I had a good time. So easy and looks great as a stand alone card.

Fun project for me – and I hope you liked it as well. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code when ordering: R6U3VRBN. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on… it is ending SOON!!!

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It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Flap Card

Greetings again… it’s Friday and I’ve a Fun Fold for Friday 🙂 (alliterations are fun). This one is made with the gorgeous Beautifully Penned DSP that is a FREE product during Sale-a-bration. It’s Black & White and therefore ~ can be colored to your hearts desire. I’ve chosen Mango Melody cuz it’s kinda fall-ish, but it could be any color.

Fun Fold Flap Card.1

Now, if you’re an English fanatic, the sentiment on the front of this card could be problematic. It really should read BREATHE DEEPLY. But w’re flexible in the card making business 🙂 The sentiment comes from the Reflected In Nature stamp set found in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. And the two photos below show how this card opens.

Fun Fold Flap Card.2

I colored this beautiful DSP by using the Blending Brush and Mango Melody ink. One of the things I like is that the color is not solid – there are gradations of color. Of course, it could be solid, the same all over by simply continuing to add color to the paper.

Fun Fold Flap Card.3

The card stock for the card base is Mango Melody. The coordinating card stock is Cinnamon Cider. And, there’s a bit of Cork Paper on the front. Gosh, it stamps nicely! And of course there’s Basic White.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp both sentiments and the fall bunch for the card front. Early Espresso is such a rich brown.

The splotch comes from Nature’s Harvest stamp set, as does the flower. The splotch was stamped in Mango Melody stamped off once. And the flower for the front was colored with Stampin’ Markers: Mango Melody and Soft Succulent and die cut with the coordinating Harvest Dies.

The envelope was super easy to decorate: stamp the flower in Early Espresso and use the blotch to add a bit of color. I stamped off first, stamped and then stamped again in a different direction, without re-inking. For the flap, I adhered the Beautifully Penned DSP that had been colored with the Blending Brush & Mango Melody ink to the flap, then die cut with the Basic Borders Dies. I really like this extra element of charm to the envelope. I haven’t used these dies for this in the past, but I think you will see more of this from me.

Card Cuts:

Mango Melody (card base) ~ 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 scored at 3; 4 1/8 x 1 5/8

Cinnamon Cider ~ 5 1/4 x 4; 2 3/4 x 4; 8 3/4 x 1 7/8 scored at 4 3/8

DSP ~ 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 (inside panel)

DSP ~ 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 (outside panel & coordinating)

Cork or coordinating card stock ~ 4 x 1 5/8 (front sentiment layer)

Basic White ~ 4 1/8 x 1 5/8 (inside sentiment panel)

Products used:

Mango Melody card stock

Cinnamon Cider card stock

DSP ~ Beautifully Penned

Cork Paper

Basic White card stock

Reflected In Nature stamp set

Nature’s Harvest Bundle

Basic Borders Dies

Mango Melody ink

Early Espresso ink

Blending Brush

Markers: Mango Melody & Soft Succulent

Fun, fun card to make. Would love to see what you do with this. The flap portion could be made larger to accommodate more decoration or writing or whatever. Anyway – I like it.

means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code when ordering: R6U3VRBN. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!





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Stampin’ Up Fun Fold and Mountain Air

Happy Thursday folks! My goodness it has been HOT lately. Ugh – makes it hard to breathe. Thank goodness for air conditioning! I grew up without it and remember the lethargy that set in with the heat. Now there is no excuse 🙂

Today’s card is pretty easy for a fun fold – and it’s called a side step. When you see the card, the name fits it perfectly.

Mountain Air Fun Fold.1
  • We start with a card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.
  • Place the paper in the paper trimmer(portrait style) at 2 1/2″. With the short side at the top and over to 2 1/2″, cut from 2 1/8″ to 7 5/8″
  • Turn the paper counterclockwise (left), place it at 2 1/8″ and score to the cut line at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 3/4, 7 5/8.
  • Gently fold each score line and burnish so it looks like the photo below
Mountain Air Fun Fold.2

Now decorate 🤩 My card base is Pear Pizzazz. The next layer is Mossy Meadow. The DSP is Heartwarming Hugs which is a carryover DSP. I used the Mountain Die to die cut two large trees: one in Pear Pizzazz and one in Basic White and layered them together slightly offset. They are adhered to the card front with mini dimensionals cut in half. The sentiment is from Christmas To Remember stamp set, stamped in Real Red on a Basic White scrap and fussy cut. I adhered it in place with mini dimensionals. For the two additional side panels I stamped the trees from Mountain Air stamp set: Pear Pizzazz ink on the Basic White panel & Mossy Meadow ink on the Pear Pizzazz piece. They were die cut with the Majestic Mountain Dies. The panel with double & single trees has a Basic White piece that I die cut with one of the Majestic Mountain dies to make it look as though there was snow on the ground. And you can see I cut it into usable lengths. I adhered one of the strips with liquid glue, then the single tree over it. The double trees were placed on dimensionals then the white strip added with liquid glue. For the back step, I stamped the trees in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Basic White piece, then stamped it the other way to make it appear as though it were a shadow. (This wasn’t exactly mirror stamping!) Again I die cut this piece with the Majestic Mountain Dies and adhered in place with liquid glue. The trees were added with dimensionals. For a final touch I added a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sentiment panel and one on the tall finely die cut tree. And the card is done. Love this!!! Such an easy fun fold and so many possibilities.

Mountain Air Fun Fold.3

For the envelope, the flap got more of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP adhered with liquid glue. The front sentiment was stamped in Real Red ink using the Christmas To Remember stamp set.

Mountain Air Fun Fold.4

Another Christmas card ~ whew… more to do of course, but I really like how this turned out.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free!

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

JOIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1





Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! Birthday In The Wild

Happy Saturday! It’s a beautiful day here on the East Coast and I’m hoping your day is a good one as well. I have a fun fold for you today – a tri-fold – you could maybe call it a cascade tri fold . It’s our grandsons 21st birthday today. Nothing like a grandchilds birthday to make me feel O-L-D! But then I figure – age is all in the head…besides, I’m doing some good things and age just doesn’t really matter.

Birthday In The Wild.1

This card is loaded with Designer Series Paper and very little card stock and it feels good in the hand – not flimsy. The base is In The Woods DSP cut 12 x 5 1/2, scored on the long side at 4 & 8, then burnished & folded mountain, valley. I then marked the front panel 1 1/2″ down from the top on the far left end and trimmed with my paper trimmer from the mark to the 2nd fold. This creates the cascade look. I then decorated each of the panels, inside & out. I used In The Wild DSP as the true focal point – it’s masculine and colorful. Since I do not have the dies for these beautiful creatures, I fussy cut a few and set them aside to add as necessary.

Birthday In The Wild.2

Panel 2 got a layer of this beautiful In The Wild DSP cut 3 15/16 x 5 1/2. I adhered it, then placed the card in my trimmer and trimmed off the top edge.

.Panel 3 actually got some card stock… 3 15/16 x 4 1/4 Basic White adhered in place. I added one of the beautiful creatures with liquid glue, making certain it did not show when the card was closed. I then stamped the word HAPPY using the Biggest Wish stamp set and Crushed Curry ink. I die cut the numbers 21 using scrap from the In The Wild DSP and the Playful Alphabet Dies. ((TIP: for strength of the numbers & balloon, I adhered some basic White to the DSP then die cut or punched as necessary.) I added the numbers with liquid glue. The balloon… is punched using the Balloon Punch, which is a retired item. I do have a die for a balloon but this punch was handy. First I cut a short length of Linen Thread and held it in place on the back of the balloon with a couple of dimensionals, then put it in place on the card.

Birthday In The Wild.3

Now I finished the front panel. With the card closed I adhered this beautiful creature with liquid glue just on it’s lower portion. The reason the card is closed is because you don’t want it on beyond the card 🙂 I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink using the All Squared Away stamp set on a Basic White scrap and fussy cut it. I like the font on this. I used a stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers Dies and cut a panel of DSP (and yes, I did adhere Basic White to it before die cutting for strength.) I adhered the sentiment to this rectangle with liquid glue, then put dimensionals on the back and added it to the front of the card. I also added three Matte Black Dots.

Birthday In The Wild.4

I turned the card over and decorated the back side – with more of the In The Wild DSP. And I added a small fusasy cut beautiful creature for fun. I used the same trick for trimming the angle of the panels as before – the paper trimmer. For the right panel I did have to do some fussy cutting around the animals.

Birthday In The Wild.5

For the envelope I adhered more DSP from In The Wild DSP pack and then stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink from the All Squared Away stamp set. This is the perfect sentiment and again, I love the font.

So, what do you think? I wanted something bright but not gawdy, not too sophisticated (which this definitely is NOT), masculine and yet fun. For me, this fits the bill. Except for the numbers, this card could be used many ages – and I like that idea too.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free!

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

JOIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1

Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Diagonal Gate Fold for Christmas

It’s Tuesday – shall we call it Terrific Tuesday? I sorta like that 🙂 Todays card is just that – terrific. This is a fun fold that is not new, but since I never made one, well, it was time. I’ve used the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP and combined it with the Evergreen Elegance bundle which may be found in the Annual Catalog, page 91. This is such a fun and easy card to make.

Diagonal Gatefold C’mas.1

How to make…do all your scoring first, then cut your papers and adhere.

Scoring

  • begin with your card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, scored on the long side at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2. (mine is Cherry Cobbler)
  • score the left panel from the upper left corner to the 1st score line on the diagonal
  • score the right panel from the upper left corner of the 2nd score line to the bottom right corner
  • burnish the score lines so they are mountain, valley, valley, mountain

Cutting your papers

  • cut each card stock layer 2 5/8 x 5 3/8 (there will be 4, three in Soft Succulent, 1 in Basic White
  • cut TWO of the Soft Succulent layers on the diagonal from the upper left corner to the lower right corner (the remaining piece will be the center panel)
  • cut the Basic White panel from the upper right corner to the lower left corner
  • cut a Basic White panel for the card center 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
  • cut DSP layers 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 (I cut three coordinating panels)
  • cut TWO DSP layers on the diagonal from the upper left corner to the lower right corner
  • cut ONE DSP layer from the upper right corner to the lower left corner (this is my Soft Succulent DSP layer), there will be one of these left over

TIP: When cutting your DSP layers, if there is a definite direction to the design, make certain you are cutting it in the proper direction. 🙂

Diagonal Gatefold C’mas.2

Next steps

  • Stamp the center Basic White panel and add decoration
    • The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink using the Evergreen Elegance stamp set
    • The trees at the bottom are punched using the Evergreen Border Punch, Soft Succulent card stock and Evening Evergreen card stock and adhered to the panel with liquid glue
    • Adhere this panel to the center of the card
  • Stamp the diagonally trimmed Basic White panel using Evening Evergreen ink and the smallest tree from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set: first full strength, then the two side trees without re-inking
  • Adhere this Basic White panel as shown in photo
Diagonal Gatefold C’mas.3

You are nearly done…

  • Adhere the trimmed panels with liquid glue: layers are card stock then DSP!
  • Stamp the sentiment for the front banner in Cherry Cobbler ink using the Evergreen Elegance stamp set – on a Basic White strip
  • Cut the banner with this beautiful die using the Seasonal Labels Dies (this is in the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog on page 17 and is part of the Christmas Season bundle)
  • Adhere the die cut sentiment banner to a piece of Soft Succulent card stock 1 1/8 x 4 1/4
  • Close the card and adhere the banner with dimensionals on the left side only
  • Add Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the banner and to the tree – voila! Beautiful, right?
Diagonal Gatefold C’mas.4

This card will need a handmade envelope as the finished size is 5 1/2 x 6. I will include directions for the envelope in tomorrow’s post. 🙂

If you do not have a demonstrator and need a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code 4TKMUNQH when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful Designer Series Papers on the market – and right now they have a sale on select DSP at 15% off the market price. Here are more details.

DSP Sale 2021

Sale runs until August 2 – just days away!

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

Remember that Aug 3 is the start of the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.

July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue

During a portion of the mini catalog, there are also Sale-a-bration opportunities. What that means is when you purchase $50 or $100 worth of products, SU! is offering FREE product in the way of stamps, paper and even a die that are only offered during this time frame: Aug 3 – Sep 30. In other words, purchasing any SU! product during the time of Sale-a-bration will get you FREE product! And remember – you also get an item of choice valued at $10 from me when your purchase is $50 plus (before tax & shipping)

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

Below is some information about a Sales Tax Holiday for particular states

US SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY

Eleven states will be offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies during the months of July or August. Products that are eligible according to the statute include “items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” To see the names of participating states, products exempted from tax, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you have customers who live in states who benefit from the sales tax holiday (yay!), be sure to give them a call and let them know.

Note: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin have suspended the sales tax holiday for this year.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! Birthday w/ In Good Taste DSP Fun Fold

Happy Monday and all that… hope you enjoyed your weekend. We had spectacular weather, so good for working outside some. Today – well, hot and humid once more so working inside will be more productive I’m thinkin’.

Today’s card is super easy, a bit of a fun fold, perfect for using some In Good Taste DSP – which is on SALE for 15% off (more details below).

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Both of the DSP on this card come from In Good Taste DSP pack and they look great together. One of the things about this card is it can so easily be a masculine card – or not. I appreciate its versatility. This smaller strip of DSP looks as though it has texture, but doesn’t. It also opens to the inside of the card. In other words, The background DSP is a flat surface :O). Here’s how to do this…

  • Night of Navy card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • In Good Taste DSP layer is 4 x 5 1/4
  • Basic White panel 2 1/2 x 10 1/2, with DSP layer (2 1/2 x 5 1/4) adhered to the front of it
  • Basic White panel adhered to card base
  • Add Just Jade strip (1/4 x 5 1/4) left of panel
  • Create sentiment strip
    • stamp sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White strip (1/2 x 3 1/2); angle end.
    • add BW strip to Night of Navy (5/8 x 3 3/4) with liquid glue; angle end
    • add Flowers for Every Season Ribbon in Just Jade to the sentiment strip w/ Seal+
    • put dimensionals on the back of the panel and add to card panel
    • add three Playing with Resin Dots in Just Jade to the left of the sentiment
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For the inside… stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink using the Pansy Patch stamp set again. Add a strip of the In Good Taste DSP to the bottom of the panel – and voila! This card is complete.

B’day In Good Taste DSP.3

For the envelope i did some fussy cutting of the In Good Taste DSP to create a fun edge and adhered it to the env envelope flap… done.done.done.

I like how easy this card was to make and how fun to have a different width for the additional panel. If you wanted, you could easily add a Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4) to the back of the card to have more writing space. Remember this DSP is currently 15% off – see more info below.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code 4TKMUNQH when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful Designer Series Papers on the market – and right now they have a sale on select DSP at 15% off the market price. Here are more details..

DSP Sale 2021

SALES PERIOD: 1 JULY–2 AUGUST

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

Remember that Aug 3 is the start of the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.

July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue

During a portion of the mini catalog, there are also Sale-a-bration opportunities. What that means is when you purchase $50 or $100 worth of products, SU! is offering FREE product in the way of stamps, paper and even a die that are only offered during this time frame: Aug 3 – Sep 30. In other words, purchasing any SU! product during the time of Sale-a-bration will get you FREE product! And remember – you also get an item of choice valued at $10 from me when your purchase is $50 plus (before tax & shipping)

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

Below is some information about a Sales Tax Holiday for particular states – this is the perfect time to purchase DSP and then in August use that same opportunity to order from me in the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog 😁

US SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY

Eleven states will be offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies during the months of July or August. Products that are eligible according to the statute include “items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” To see the names of participating states, products exempted from tax, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you have customers who live in states who benefit from the sales tax holiday (yay!), be sure to give them a call and let them know.

Note: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin have suspended the sales tax holiday for this year.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! Trifold Birthday Card

Hello stampers! Today’s card is a fun fold I have not done in – well, a long time. No reason really, just haven’t. I guess we could call it a Cascading Fun Fold and I’ve used the Pansy Patch bundle & Pansy Petals DSP to create this beauty.

Trifold Birthday.1

Isn’t this fun? And it’s for a dear friend who is turning 95! I couldn’t resist doing something special for her. Here are the basic steps for creating a Cascading Tri-Fold.

  • Begin with a card base cut 5 1/2 x 12 and score on the long side at 4 & 8. Burnish score lines as shown.
  • Mark 1 3/8″ from bottom left corner and cut from that point to the second score line. See photo.
Trifold Birthday.2
  • Create panels for decorating. I chose the Pansy Petals DSP and coordinated several papers – as you see.
    • Panel 1 is 3 3/4 x 3 1/4, then trimmed at the desired angle.
    • Panel 2 is 3 3/4 x 5 1/8, then trimmed at the desired angle. Cut two of these in able to decorate opposite side.
    • Panel 3 is 3 3/4 x 5 1/4
    • Adhere each with liquid glue.
Trifold Birthday.3
  • Decorate as desired with die cuts or stamping.
    • I used the Pansy Petals DSP and the Pansy Dies to die cut straight from the DSP each of the pansies – five of them is various colors & sizes.
    • The leaves are die cut from Mint Macaron & Soft Succulent card stocks and adhered together with liquid glue.
    • On panel 1, I used the Playful Alphabet Dies for the numbers (in Evening Evergreen cs), the Painted Labels Dies for the Basic White and the Layering Circles Dies in Evening Evergreen cs for the background of the die. This was adhered with dimensionals. The banner was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink on a 3/8 strip and the ends fussy cut. This was adhered with mini dimensionals. The sentiment comes from Pansy Petals stamp set.
    • On panel 2, (gingham side) the leaves are adhered directly to the card and the pansies are on dimensionals.
    • On panel 2 (Bumblebee side) the pansies were adhered directly to the card.
    • On panel 3 the sentiment was stamped in Evening Evergreen from the Pansy Petals stamp set and the pansy adhered with liquid glue.
    • For a final touch I added several Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.
    • And the card is complete!
Trifold Birthday.4

For the envelope, the flap got more of the Pansy Petals DSP. For the front I stamped a pansy from the Pansy Petals stamp set: Pale Papaya stamped off once, then Calypso Coral full strength and for the center, Bumblebee. Voila! This will be sent in today’s mail so she gets it in time for her celebration – so pleased…

TIP: For cutting the DSP panels on the angle… cut the panels (say 3 3/4 x 3 1/4) then lay on the angled card base and make a line on the DSP. Trim and adhere!

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. 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 NEW HOST CODE for July – 4TKMUNQH . 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Jul 1 – Aug 2 is a new promotion by Stampin’ Up! – 15% OFF SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS.

DSP Sale 2021
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Half Pinwheel Card

Hello again – it’s Friday! We have gorgeous weather here on the East Coast – about 72 degrees, sunny and fabulous. Tomorrow it will be hot once again, so we are appreciating this weather. As a matter of fact, I was extra lazy this AM – sat on the front porch with my coffee & the birds singing – in lieu of posting! UGH!!! So here I am AFTERNOON and sending it out. 🥴

Today’s card is one we did in class yesterday and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out – a half pinwheel card. Here two that I have done and those in the class as well. They didn’t want to be in the photo!

Class photo of half pinwheel cards

Each of these is different from the next but the same dimensions and the same idea. The photo on the left uses the Fine Art Gallery DSP that retires Jun 30 and the right card uses the Simply Succulent Suite of products – also retiring Jun 30. The nice part about this card is that it fits an A2 size envelope – finished size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

& instructionsDimensions:

  • Card base is 5 1/2 x 7 1/8 scored on the long side @ 1, 2, 3 & 4″. Cut another panel 3 1/8 x 5 1/2.
  • Burnish well on score lines; fold together to form a box. Adhere the last fold to the long side of the card base with liquid glue.
Half Pinwheel Card.3
  • Adhere the 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 panel to the extended section. It will look like a Z when added.
  • Adhere decorative panels to appropriate sections: 2 1/8 x 5 1/2; 3 1/8 x 5 1/2
  • Using third largest of the Stitched So Sweetly dies, die cut a sentiment panel. Stamp the appropriate sentiment. The one on the left is from Elegantly Said stamp set. The sentiment in the right photo is from Simply Succulents stamp set.
  • Adhere to the front panel with dimensionals so that when ‘closed’ the banner is centered on the card.
  • Decorate as desired. The left card had Champagne Rhinestone Jewels added. T
    he card on the right had felt flowers from the suite of products and a lovely double bow using the linen thread from the set.

On the back of the card I added more DSP and die cuts using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to add a special note.

Half Pinwheel Card.4

Before adhering the left panel to the back of the card, I wrapped the same thread around once and tied a sweet bow leaving long tails to drape the card. Since the thread is so thin, there was little added dimension and the DSP remained flat once adhered. I do like how this added a finishing touch to this card!

Half pinwheel Card.5

On this card, I used Calypso Coral card stock run through an embossing folder. I really liked the added texture to the card. Additional DSP was added to the envelope flap that coordinated to the card front – from the Simply Succulent Suite of products.

And that’s it! Fun project.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog AND the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. They may be found in the list below. 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 NEW HOST CODE – 4A6RJ2TA . 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember that Jun 30 is the last day to order product from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. Do not delay! These are such a good deal… some are carrying over, just not as a bundle – and as a bundle are 10% less. Look carefully at the new catalog to check which ones are carrying over and offered now as a bundle!See the list below. Also, Jul 1 is a special sale of current Designer Series papers. That list is also listed below.

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Designer Series Paper sale is Jul 1 – Aug 2, 2021!

SALES PERIOD: 1 JULY–2 AUGUST

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
TEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday

The Biggest Wish stamp set just arrived recently and it is a fabulous stamp set. I’m going to share two cards with you today, both using this set. One is a sort of fun fold, simple & easy but a change from the ordinary. The other is more traditional. Both are masculine cards – and birthday. Here is the fun fold card…

Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday.1

The Designer Series Paper is called Well Suited and it is from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – which retires 30 June! Some of the coordinating papers for this DSP are Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze and of course Basic White, which I have used. The stripy piece flips up for additional sentiment.

Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday.2

And here’s how I created this… the Night of Navy card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 1/2″ from the left edge, I adhered another panel of Night of Navy cut 2 1/4 x 10 1/2 and scored at 5 1/4. Leaving this panel open, I adhered the Well Suited DSP 4 x 5 1/4 over this and right to the top of the fold on the panel. I then attached the striped pattern of the DSP ( cut 2 x 5). For the Basic White panel, I stamped the sentiment first in Night of Navy ink and that comes from the Days to Remember stamp set. I then stamped the balloons in Cajun Craze ink, also from the Days to Remember stamp set and used the Night of Navy marker to create the tails of the balloons. The balloons on the left were stamped off once. This panel is just a tad wider – 2 1/8 x 5 and adhered in place. Back to the front of the card… I stamped the word happy from the Biggest Wish stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White piece then punched it with the Tailored Tag Punch. I punched another from Cajun Craze card stock, cut it in half vertically and adhered it to the back of the tag with liquid glue. I cut a length of Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon, made pointy ends and adhered it on the front flip panel with Seal+. The sentiment banner got dimensionals and was adhered over the ribbon. For a final bit of bling – even guys need bling now & then – I added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Gems – and the front was complete! Foolish me, I did not take a picture of the back… but I did cut a panel of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4, stamped the large BIRTHDAY in Smoky Slate ink at the bottom left corner, then stamped the scripty word happy in Cajun Craze ink above it. This gave enough writing room for something fun.

Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday.3

For the envelope, I stamped the scripty word birthday in Smoky Slate ink, along the side, then the word happy in Cajun Craze ink. Both come from Biggest Wish stamp set. The flap was covered in more of the Well-Suited DSP.

Card #2… super simple, still using the Well-Suited DSP and Biggest Wish stamp set.

Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday.4

Here I used a different piece of the Well-Suited DSP and coordinated it with Pacific Point and Smoky Slate, with a bit of bling using the Metallic Pearls in silver. The card base is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2. The DSP is 3 3/16 x 4 1/4 adhered to Pacific Point card stock 3 3/8 x 4 1/4. Both were added to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the large word BIRTHDAY in Smoky Slate ink then the scripty word happy in Pacific Point ink. then added the three Metallic Pearls in silver… and the card front was done!

Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday.5

For the inside – Well-Suited DSP 5/8 x 4 1/4 adhered with liquid glue to a Pacific Point piece 3/4 x 4 1/4. This was added near the bottom of the inside of the card and the inside was complete.

Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday.6

For the envelope, I used another panel of the Well-Suited DSP and adhered it to the flap and voila – that was it! Here are the two cards together…

I have really enjoyed playing with the Well-Suited DSP. It has been perfect for many masculine cards. And now that I have played with the Biggest Wish stamp set, it will be used a lot! DANG! just checked and the Well-Suited DSP is sold out!!! That’s good for Stampin’ Up! – not so good for you…

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog AND the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog which retires Jun 30!. They may be found in the list below. 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 NEW HOST CODE – 4A6RJ2TA . 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share.

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