Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a clean-and-simple Theme challenge from our amazing Ann this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo! I hope you’ll come and play along. 🙂
If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me! If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!
I went – once again – to the wonderful new Beautiful World Bundle – part of the World of Good Suite in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. And…it’s a fun-fold. Again.
Nope – not sorry.
Take a look-see:
And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge! Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects! I can’t wait to see what you create! 🙂
I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – going across the middle row!
I first saw this fun-fold on my friend Karen Ksenazakovic’s blog and decided to try one of my own!
I started by cutting my piece of Early Espresso 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock as shown in the video. First I scored it at 5 1/2″ along the long side. Then I scored it along the short side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.
Using my Paper Trimmer, I cut out the small rectangles on one side.
Once I folded the card stock, I was left with a tent card that holds a secret “gate card” on the inside!
Next, I adhered some wordly paper from the World of Good Specialty DSP to the front of the card base with Liquid Glue.
I cut a piece of Bumble Bee card stock and embossed it in the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. With a sponge, I lightly brushed over the raised areas of the card stock with Crumb Cake ink. Then I tore the edges of the panel and adhered it to the card front, on an angle, with Liquid Glue.
With the die in the World Map Die set (bundled with Beautiful World), I cut out a bunch of North America world dies (there’s also a die with the “other” half of the world) from Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere them to a Crumb Cake panel. Then I used my Trimmer to cut the panel down to the size I wanted – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Using SNAIL, I adhered a length of Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and a piece of the open-weave ribbon in the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (all this ribbon will be available to you on 3 Jun!!).
Using the dies in the World Map Die set, I cut a Mossy Meadow circle and a detailed globe and adhered them together with Liquid Glue. I also cut a “stand” from some new Brass Foil (coming 3 Jun), and added it with Liquid Glue, too. Then I adhered it to the card front.
I tied a double-loop Linen Thread bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
I stamped the Beautiful World sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Bumble Bee card stock and cut it with a die from the Tasteful Labels Die set (3 Jun). Then I popped it over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!
On the inside, I matted two pieces of World of Good Specialty DSP on Bumble Bee and then to the gates with Liquid Glue.
On the All-the-Way-Inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Beautiful World in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then I added a compass in Crumb Cake over top. In the corner, I stamped a Mossy Meadow inkwell and Crumb Cake quill.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into the card base and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the inkwell and quill on the front…
…and more of the World of Good Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I LOVE this hidden-gate fun fold (I just made that up – I have NO idea if that’s what it’s called!), don’t you?? It’s another great opportunity to showcase our beautiful papers and stamp sets, like this Beautiful World and the bundled World Map Dies, and World of Good Specialty DSP! This is going to be a go-to Suite when you need a masculine card, I am thinking!
I hope you like!
And I can help you get this stamp set – either now as a new demonstrator (yes, you can select pre-order goodies for your Starter Kit!!) or after 3 June (consider my Online Host Club!!). Give me a shout!
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:
The Paper Players Design Team
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Catalog Shares Available Now!
With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂
As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!). And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!
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The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!! And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!! That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!! Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).
As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!! Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase! No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing! Ever! I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!
If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler. Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!
New Online Host Club Beginning in June!
What is an Online Host Club?
Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!
It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy! Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here! And then – get signed up. There aren’t a lot of spaces available!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored, cut and folded at shown above)
Bumble Bee Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed and torn mat); Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment); 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for gates); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (panel on front); World Maps die cut globes on front
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: World Maps die cut circle and globe
Brass Foil Sheet: World Maps die cut globe stand
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
World of Good Specialty DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – gates); envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
I give you…Wayne “training” Finn to leave his plate alone after lunch.
Step 1 – place plate on arm of chair…
…ensuring dog sees said plate.
Step 2 – using hand signals, tell dog “leave it”.
Step 3 – analyze dog’s reaction to “leave it” command.
Expert analysis of reaction….uhm….unprintable on a public blog.
Step 4 – assess efficacy of training session.
Expert analysis…epic FAIL. 😉
Better luck next time, Dad!