Good morning, my peeps!
Well – I made a dent in my crafting spot yesterday. Sorta got distracted by alphabetizing all my stamps and getting them back in their spot. And rainbow-izing my Stampin’ Blends.
Don’t judge – these are very important organizing necessities!
And – with it all organized (for a half-a-second!) I can get back to card making! 🙂
Fortunately, I made a card last week before I left Cali – so…here we go! I’m using the pretty new Dashing Deer bundle in the 2018 Holiday Catalog and I made it into an Easel Fun Fold card! Take a look-see:
The layout for the front of my easel is from this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
And – since it’s a Fun Fold…so I played along with the Paper Craft Crew Challenge!
Finally – I’m pretty sure Christmas is an “Occasion”, so….boom – playing along with Helen at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!
This is one of my favorite fun-folds, and it’s so darned easy!
I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ – and I scored and folded it at 5 1/2″ and then again at 8 3/8″ – to make the easel card base.
For the card front, I used my Pretty Pines pine bough and pinecone dies, and the new Big Shot Embossing Pads, to emboss a Whisper White panel with pine-y goodness. Then I adhered the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat with Liquid Glue.
I cut a piece of Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and matted it on Tranquil Tide, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
For the art, I cut a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The Detailed Deer is cut from a piece of Copper paper in the new Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – then I stuck him on the embossed circle with Liquid Glue.
I stamped the Dashing Deer sentiment in Merry Merlot onto a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with the label die in the new Night Owl Thinlits (coming on 5 Sept in the Holiday Catalog). Then I used a little Liquid Glue under the left end and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right side to adhere it. See how I so cleverly tucked the sentiment under the deer’s front leg?
Yes – I’m an artistic genius. 😉
While I had the Night Owl Thinlits out, I cut a bunch of snowflake-y stars out of the Merry Merlot Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and adhered them with Liquid Glue hither and thither about the card front – and that was it!
I made the easel “stop” by matting a little more Joyous Noel Specialty DSP on Tranquil Tide and adhering it to a Whisper White panel. I colored a new Festive Farmhouse Elements by pressing it into my Merry Merlot ink pad, then I adhered it to the DSP strip with Liquid Glue.
I stamped a second Dashing Deer sentiment in Merry Merlot.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into the Gray Granite card base. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the smaller flap of the card front to the lower part of the card front – that’s how the easel is formed! And that was it for the card!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a smaller Gold-embossed Dashing Deer on the front – I inked the image in Versamark, stamped the envelope and sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then heated it up with my Heat Tool…oooh – now you can really see the embossed pine cones…. 🙂
…then I added some more of the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The easel fold gives what is really a basic card a whole ‘nuther level of “WOW”, does it not?! And it doesn’t hurt to have beautiful Dashing Deer and Detailed Deer leaping all about, either! Especially with the added benefit of some gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty DSP. Hope you like!
Y’all – There’s still time for Catalog Shares – but you do need to get signed up soonest!
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Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!
What are catalog shares, you ask? They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best. It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).
Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!! Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
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1 – 31 August 2018
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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
The Dashing Deer bundle, Night Owl Framelits, Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and the Festive Farmhouse Elements will be available on 5 Sept.
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 8 /8″)
Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for front DSP strip); 1″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner easel stop strip)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Night Owl Framelits label (sentiment); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (embossed circle under the Detailed Deer)
Joyous Noel Specialty DSP: 2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP stip on front); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (easel stop strip on inside); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
We had a little…Man-scaping to do when I got home. The Menfolk had been playing in the sticker grass (apparently) AND not doing a super-good job with the brush.
And ya just can’t do that when you wear a skirt and leggings and pantaloonies!!
So – Mom got after it!
Still got some more to do – but a Man can only be -scaped for so long before he starts to get antsy! And worried about the status of his Man-card!