SIMPLE SPRING Z FOLD CARD

Ahh Spring! The slow wakening begins with scattered warm days here and there, and small creeks swollen with thawing snow.  This simple card reminds me of the early spring colors that come to life in flowering blooms. And, it's very simple to make!

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SUPPLIES:

PAPER: Purple Posy card stock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (card base) scored at 4 1/4 and 2 1/8"; Whisper White thick card stock, 4 pieces, 5 1/4 x 1 7/8"; 1 piece of DSP (2019-2021 In colors), 5 x 1 5/8"; Whisper White pieces for die cut shapes.

STAMP SETS:  Inspiring Iris, Enjoy Life (used butterfly from this set).

INK:  Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight.

TOOLS: Paper cutter, Stitched so Sweetly Dies, Die cutter machine, multipurpose liquid glue, glue dots, Scripty Embossing Folder, sponges.

EMBELLISHMENTS:  Whisper White 1/4" crinkled ribbon, Gingham Gala Sequins.

DIRECTIONS:

Cut card base ( 8 1/2 x 5 1/2") and score on the 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4" and 2 1/8". 

Cut Whisper White mat pieces. Emboss one of the strips. 

Using a small sponge, wipe Highland Heather ink gently across embossing on white strip until desired color is achieved.  Glue this strip to far left panel of front. (See video).

Stamp iris plant on one of the white mat pieces, as well as sentiment (Granny Apple Green) and small butterfly (Daffodil Delight) from Enjoy Life stamp set.

Glue stamped panel and remaining two white panels on the card.  

Add DSP piece to panel on far right.

Die cut large shapes from Stitched So Sweetly Dies - one in Whisper White and one in Granny Apple Green.  Die cut other Granny Apple Green shape for back large front die cut piece (see video).  

Stamp iris plant and butterflies on large Whisper White die cut piece.  Cut Granny Apple Green piece in half and layer behind the large stamped piece. (See video).  Add smaller Granny Apple Green to back to cover.  Adhere to card front (see video).

Add ribbon with glue dot.  

Add purple sequin.

Enjoy!!

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Easter Treat Holder With Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Fable Friends

The Fable Friends stamp set brings me back to childhood days and time spent reading wonderful books like those written by Beatrice Potter.  This set is so sweet, and can be used for baby cards or Easter.  Or, how about a treat holder? In addition to Fable Friends, I've used Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love not only the stitching on these but how about those frilly edges on the rectangles.  This is a set you will want for your stash.  Here is the treat holder:

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SUPPLIES:

PAPER:  Thick Whisper White card stock.  Balmy Blue or Blushing Bride card stock.

STAMP SET: Fable Friends

INK:  Black Memento Ink, Balmy Blue or Blushing Bride.

TOOLS: Die cutting machine, Stitched so Sweetly Dies, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue or Blushing Bride, Dark and Light Crumb Cake, Ivory), glue dots, liquid adhesive, tear and tape, sponge.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Champagne Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine

DIRECTIONS:

Die cut using the largest die from Stitched so Sweetly Dies (see video).  Die cut two Whisper White pieces, and two of the contrasting color.  Die cut Whisper White rectangle using smallest rectangle.  Cut bottom of colored pieces and glue to back whisper white piece so top edges stick up above white piece (see video).  Stamp bunny and color. Add a touch of Balmy Blue ink or Blushing Bride ink on edges with a stampin' sponge.

Bend bottom tab on  bottom of Whisper White pieces and adhere to small rectangle (see video).

Using glue dots, add Hershey Nuggets to inside of treat holder, stacking on top of each other.  

Close at top using Tear and Tape.

Add bow made with White Baker's twine on front.  Add Champagne Rhinestones to buttons.

Enjoy!

 


Easy Layering Card With On to Adventure Stamp Set!

Have you seen the funny, unique figures in the On to Adventure Stamp set?  They are hilarious, and you will want to add this set to your collection!  This set is all things retirement.  It has great sentiments, and as I said before funny characters.  Here is a layered card I made with it.  The layers add color and depth to the card, and the simple design puts the focal point on the Designer Series Paper and the funny character.  Here's the card:

On to Adventure

 

SUPPLIES:

CARD STOCK: Card base - Basic Gray, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4"; Real Red for front - 3 5/8 x 4" and scrap piece for 2 1/4" circle on front; Basic Black for front - 5 x 3 3/4", and scrap piece for sentiment;  Country Club DSP, 4 3/4 x 5 3/8" for front and 1 1/4 x 4 for inside, and also 6 x 2 1/4 for envelope flap if desired; Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 for inside sentiment and scrap piece for Sunburst punched piece and sentiment on front.

STAMP SET: On to Adventure

INK: Momento Black; Stampin' Blends - Ivory, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow.

TOOLS: Paper cutter; Starburst punch, 2 1/4" punch, Classic Label punch, liquid glue or snail, dimensionals.

DIRECTIONS:

Stamp figure on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink and color with Stampin' Blends. Punch out with Starburst punch.  Punch out 2 1/4" circle.  Adhere Starburst circle to 2 1/4" circle with dimensionals. 

Adhere layers to front of card.  Glue circle with figure on it to front.

Stamp sentiment "Happy Retirement" on Whisper White and punch out with Classic Label Punch. Punch out two more using Basic Black and adhere to back of White label with ends sticking out on either side of white label.  Glue onto card front.

Adhere Whisper White to inside of card for sentiment.  Adhere DSP piece on inside on Whisper White.

Enjoy!!

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ART DECO STYLE CARD WITH LOVELY LILY PAD STAMP SET AND DIES

I didn't intend to make an "Art Deco" style card, but this card sure reminds me of that style from the early 20th century!  I'm enjoying this stamp set - the lily pads remind me of childhood days at the pond!  

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Watch the video tutorial to see how to make this card.  The supplies for it are available from my online shop! 

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Beautiful Valentine Diagonal Fold Card

This diagonal fold card is so pretty with the Organza Striped Ribbon and copper flower and accents.  You will want to make this and use it for cards all throughout the year!!

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Here's what you need to make this card:

PAPER:  One sheet of thick Whisper White card stock, 8 1/2 x 11"; Whisper White piece for inside sentiment, 5 x 3 3/4"; 5 1/4 x 4" piece for back of card to cover ribbon; scrap of Whisper White for leaves and heart.

Petal Pink card stock for mat 5 1/4 x 4" (you will cut this on the diagonal to make two triangles); 5 1/4 x 4" piece for mat piece inside the card.

Copper foil, 5 x 3 3/4" (you will cut this on the diagonal to make two triangles); scrap piece to punch three petals and piece to punch out scalloped heart to go behind plain white heart).

Parisian Blossoms DSP, 4 5/8 x 3 3/8" (you will cut this on the diagonal to make two triangles for the top).

STAMP SET: Heartfelt

INK: Petal Pink for plain heart; Soft Suede for sentiment.

TOOLS:  Paper cutter, dimensionals, liquid glue, Tear n Tape adhesive, Heart Punches, (plain and scallop), Leaf Punch, Perennial Flower Punch, Blossom Punch.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Organdy Striped Ribbon (two pieces, 20" and 16"); Champagne Rhinestones; Perennial Essence Floral Centers.

DIRECTIONS:

Score Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11" card stock at 4 1/4" on 8 1/2" side and 5 1/5" on 11" side.

Cut this piece all the way across on the diagonal. (see examples in video). You will have card bases for two cards.  Fold flaps and crease with Bone Folder.

Cut layers for front (two of each) by cutting the mat layers on the diagonal (Petal Pink, Copper foil, Parisian Blossoms DSP).  Adhere layers on top of each other after punching out the scallop heart from one of the copper layer pieces.  It will be covered over by the DSP on top.

Stamp heart design for white heart with Petal Pink.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede.  Adhere white heart on copper foil with dimensionals.  Adhere left upper side of heart to left side of flap (see video).  Add rhinestones to heart.

Punch out petal designs from copper foil with Perennial Punch.  Layer with glue dots.  Add blossom punched with Blossom Punch. Add Perennial Essence center to middle of flower.  Punch out two sets of leaves and adhere to back of blossom.  Add to left lower flap of card with dimensional.

Tape ends of ribbon to back of card, so longest piece comes around right front of card, crossing over to tie on left side.  Add Tear and Tape to hold good. Cover back with Whisper White card stock.

Enjoy!

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SWEET SPINNER CARD FOR YOUR VALENTINE!

THIS IS FUN TO MAKE, and I want to share it with YOU! I think I would love to get one of these!  The heart in the middle spins, and it's sooo pretty!  I got the idea for this from Dawn Griffith who made one for a different occasion. Wind the heart around about 10 times, close the card, and when it's opened the heart spins! Here's the picture of mine, and the directions and video are included!  Enjoy!

 

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PAPER:

Thick Whisper White card stock, 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2" for the base; 5 1/4 x 4 for sentiment on back of card; scrap piece for inside sentiment, 1/2 x 2 3/4"

Basic Black card stock - 4 x 3 1/4" for front; 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 for mat layer on back.

From My Heart DSP 5 1/4 x 4 (2 pieces - one for front and one for inside); foil hearts (two glued together to form spinning heart).

INK:  Memento black

STAMP  SETS: Heartfelt

TOOLS:  Snail adhesive, liquid glue, linen thread, heart scallop punch, dimensionals, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, Stitched Shapes Dies.

EMBELLISHMENTS:  Red Rhinestones, Double Stitched Real Red Satin Ribbon

DIRECTIONS:

Layer DSP to front and inside of card. 

Lay Black 4 x 3 1/4" piece of card stock on front and position to cut out large stitched circle.  (You can temporarily stick this in place with a glue dot.)  

Open card and lay flat on cutting machine and die cut circle out of front. Die cut through 3 layers (black card stock, DSP, and thick Whisper White card stock).

Take black piece of card stock (now with hole in it), and adhere 6" piece of linen thread so it runs through middle of circle space.  It should be tight.  Adhere in place with dimensionals.  Punch out two foil hearts from DSP and glue on either side of linen thread.  Add dimensionals to rest of black card stock piece and adhere to card to hearts are in the middle of the circle space.  

Add sentiment to inside of card near bottom (see video).

Layer back pieces, stamp and adhere to back.

Add ribbon to front with dimensional.

Add rhinestones to heart as desired.

Enjoy!!

 

 

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Funfold Card With Peaceful Poppies Suite

This card was so much fun to make, and so EASY!!  I CASED it from Connie Stewart on Simply Simple Stamping.com.  She made a beautiful valentine card.  Today's card is a birthday card using elements from the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  

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Here's what you need to make this card:

PAPER: 

Thick Whisper White card stock for card base - 5 1/2 x 11.  Score at 1 1/4, 5 1/2, and 9 1/4"; 1 1/4 x 10" for belly band; scrap piece for poppy on front;

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper - 1 piece for inside of card, 5 1/4 x 4"; 1 piece for larger flap on end, 1 1/2 x 5 1/4"; pieces for smaller flaps, 1 x 5 1/4 " (two of these).  Piece for belly band, 1 x 9"; scrap piece of black card stock for poppy center.

Scrap piece of Basic Black

Scrap piece of Old Olive

INK: Highland Heather and Momento Black

TOOLS: multipurpose glue; Paper cutter; Die cutting machine, Poppy Moments Dies

EMBELLISHMENTS: Gingham Gala Sequins; Wink of Stella

DIRECTIONS:

Score the card base.  Adhere DSP to inside, 1 piece on the wider end flap, and 2 pieces (one on each side) of the smaller flap. 

Painted Poppies funfold inside

Fold Whisper White belly band piece around card to get the size and glue end.  Add DSP over this.  Poppy on front of card will cover the seam.

Die cut design from lower right front of card.  

Stamp poppy, color with ink, or Stampin' Blend.  Die cut poppy.  

Die cut leaf. Glue to belly band, and glue poppy on top.

Stamp sentiment on upper front of card.  Stamp sentiment on inside.

Add sequins on front.  Add ink of Stella to poppy.

Enjoy!

I will also be adding a video showing how to make this card.

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