Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Creating a Frame

Create unique bespoke frames for your cards by combining and altering dies. I used Detailed Bands Dies here.
  • Start by making a basic frame using two different sized layering dies. The Stitched Rectangles Dies work very well for this, but any layering dies will work.
  • Cut two small bands.
  • Cut the two bands in half and remove the bands at the ends.
  • Adhere the four detailed pieces to each side of the frame.
  • For additional texture, you can emboss the frame with an embossing folder before adhering to card front

Share Sunshine PDF Download

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Use the lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments to brighten someone’s day–friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers! You can start crafting with the PDF download right away–with no shipping costs or delays!

Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
Price: $12.00 
Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Baby Sweetness!

When I sat down to make a card for my niece's baby, this is the first card I made. Then I made the crib card from yesterday's post and that won the prize. This one is cute too though, so it will go in my giant card basket. The stamp set is Fable Friends, the DSP is Best Dressed, with Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. I colored al the characters with Stampin' Blends, and the die cuts are from Stitched Layers Dies.

A cinch to make, the measurements for a  Quadruple Shutter Fold:
  • Score a piece of 5-1/2 x 12 cardstock on long edge at 4, 8 and 10 inches
  • Measure 1-1/4 from both the top and bottom of the card, cutting from the 4 inches score mark to the 10" score mark.
  • score top and bottom panels only at 6 inches

Monday, April 27, 2020

New Baby

There's a new baby in our family! I made this crib card and framed piece for the sweet little girl. The stamp set I used is Fable Friends. I colored them with Stampin' Blends, fussy cut them then mounted with Stampin Dimensionals for a 3D look. I used the Stitched Rectangles dies, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam card stock. I got the little stuffed bunny from the doll house section of Hobby Lobby and adhered it to the frame.  The nursery is done in greens as they did not want to know the baby's gender ahead of time.

I love 3D cards, so this baby crib is right up my alley! It folds flat for mailing so that is a win win. The center is meant for a gift certificate, but since we already sent gifts, I made a card with the name information on it. I thought it would be fun to include in the baby book. I had so much fun making these!!!!

insert in the crib center

Friday, April 24, 2020

A Layout Challenge

For some quarentine fun,  I issued a challenge to my customers to use the sketch below to make a card.
For my card I chose to flip the design on it's side. My card base is Seaside Spray, the next layer is Whisper White stamped with Gorgeous Grape, Seaside Spray and Purple Posey. Next I used a piece of Best Dressed Designer Series Paper DSP) instead of ribbon. I stamped my flower in Gorgeous Grape with Old Olive leaves. For the offset layer underneath, I used another piece of DSP.  I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and punched out with a circle punch. The sentiment is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals and lastly, I added some Glimmer Dots for some bling.



Retiring Products

Retiring List from the Annual Catalog

Retiring List from the Mini Catalog


Stampin' Blends are not retiring but will now only be available as a set of 2.

Some dies that are NOT retiring but changing their item number and category, But that item number will show as sold out but these are NOT retiring:
  • Be mine stitched dies
  • Layering circles
  • Layering ovals
  • Layering squares
  • In the woods
  • Nature's roots
  • Well written
  • Stitched rectangles

Some bundles, just have just the dies or set retiring. These are a few that I found:
  • Woven Heirlooms, the dies and folders are retiring but not the set.
  • Path of Petals, the dies are retiring but not the set.
  • Memorable Mosaic, the stamp set retires but not the punch
  • The Dog and Cat punches have not retired but the sets have
  • The Daisy punch is not retiring, but the Daisy Delight stamp set is

The following are not retiring, but are listed because the order numbers are changing:
Timeless Tropical
Peaceful Poppies
Painted Poppies
Mountain Air
Positive Thoughts
Daisy Lane
Good Morning Magnolia
Free As A Bird
Band Together
Sailing Home
Woodland Embossing Folder

Some bundles some are staying at 10% off:
  • Mountain Air
  • So Sentimental
  • Painted Poppies
  • Peaceful Moments
  • Timeless Tulips punch bundle
  • Heartfelt bundle punch

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This card fold is very similar to the Offset Double Flap Card that I did on a previous post
  1. Mossy Meadow cut 7 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Mossy Meadow cut 4 x 4 score at 1”
  3. Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper cut 2-1/2 x 5-1/4
  4. Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper cut 2-3/4 x 3-3/4
  5. Whisper White cut 4 x 5-1/4
  6. Adhere the smaller piece of Mossy Meadow to the right side of the card with Tear & Tape
  7. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to both front flaps
  8. Color flower using Stampin' Blends then cut with dies, finally adhere to smaller flap
  9. Adhere the Whisper White to the inside of the card.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Magnolia Madness!

Today I have three card created with the Good Morning Magnoia bundle. The first card is a cause for celebration because it's the first time I really liked my watercolor technique! I used my Aqua Painter and reinkers on thick Very Vanilla. I am usually too heavy handed with watercolor, but this time I got it!

Good Morning Magnolia
Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Thick Very Vanilla
Soft Suede, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Craft White

Magnolia Memory Dies, Sponge Dauber, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Good Morning Magnolia
Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Whisper White, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Ink Markers: Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow combo Packs
Basic Jewels Pearls
Magnolia Memory Dies, Story Label Punch, Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder

Good Morning Magnolia
Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
Mossy Meadow
Magnolia Ribbon Combo Pack
Magnolia Memory Dies, Stitched Layers Dies, Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder

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