Happy 2021!! I suspect most of us are hoping and praying that this is a better year – on so many levels! – than 2020 was. I know – and you know – that it’s not going to change for the better overnight. But…perhaps the light we’re seeing at the end of the tunnel is NOT a train. Hope springs eternal. 🙂
My first card for the year comes with a video tutorial and, if you were able to join me yesterday on my You Tube channel, I appreciate you spending part of your New Year’s Eve with me! If not, here’s the replay! Hint: don’t be confused by the picture – I DID make a different card on the video. But…it means you get a two-fer today! 🙂
Both of the cards in this post are super easy double-flap fun fold cards – put together the same way. The first version is the one created with the new Art Gallery bundle and Fine Art Floral DSP (all coming on 5 Jan!) plus a Peaceful Moments sentiment on the inside. I added a Dog Builder Punch silhouette to transform it into a pet sympathy card. Take a look-see:
The card base is actually two bases. For this card, I used Night of Navy cardstock. The large base is 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ – scored and folded at 5 1/2″. The smaller card is 3″ x 8 1/2″ – scored and folded at 4 1/4″.
I used some gorgeous Fine Art Floral DSP that I matted on Smoky Slate then adhered to the large card front and the smaller panel with Liquid Glue.
I took another design from Fine Art Floral, adhered it to a Smoky Slate mat and then to the front of the smaller card.
On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the larger flower from the Art Gallery set – using 3 steps – first in So Saffron and then in Terracotta Tile. The first step is in stamped-off-once ink and then the second and third stamps are full strength. I cut both flowers with the matching dies in the Floral Gallery Dies – which will be bundled with the Art Gallery set, saving you 10%!
I also stamped the stem and leaves image in Pretty Peacock – and cut it with ITS die!
I made a figure-8 bow from the white Baker’s Twine in the new Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (avail 5 Jan). Then I laid the pieces out.
I adhered everything with Liquid Glue, except the bow…..that I added with a Glue Dot.
I cut a Night of Navy silhouette with the Dog Builder Punch. On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Pampered Pets sentiment in Pretty Peacock and cut it with a Tasteful Labels die.
I popped the dog punch and sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a few Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestones and the card front was done.
On a smaller piece of Whisper White, I stamped a Peaceful Moments sentiment in Pretty Peacock. In the corner, I added the large Art Gallery flower in Terracotta Tile. A single Holiday Rhinestone next to the sentiment finished it off.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into the small Night of Navy card base. Then, using Liquid Glue, I adhered the entire small card to the card front.
On the back, I stamped the Art Gallery Flower in Terracotta Tile on a Whisper White panel, matted it on Smoky Slate and adhered it to the back of the card. This gives plenty of room to write a personal note. And that was it for the card!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Art Gallery flower in Terracotta Tile on the front…
…and more of the Fine Art Floral DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The Art Gallery Bundle – part of the Fine Art Floral Suite – is surely going to be a heavy favorite in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog! The Fine Art Floral DSP is absolutely stunning! I love how I was able to use a couple extra tools to make this into a pet sympathy card!! I hope you like!
Now – here’s the Pampered Pets card – it goes to together the same – it’s just in a “portrait” orientation versus landscape! The video will show all the pieces and parts and how-to’s!
If you’d like to recreate these cards, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: BBPADBD6
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!
Only 3 Days Left for the Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares
My Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are open – but only for a few more days!!
A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!
You’ll get to try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, cards & envelopes, and treat boxes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Jan 21 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 – as early in the week of the 11th as I can manage!
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!
Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares to get all the details and use the handy form there to get signed up!
Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 3 Jan 21 at 8pm EST!!
It’s that time again! Time for you to save some money on all the new goodies you’re loving as you look thru the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog! My Special Bundles will save you 10-15% off what you’d spend if you bought all the products separately! And – every bundle comes with a free gift! AND – Sale-A-Bration rewards.
Head over to my Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and get all the details – plus find a handy order form! These bundles are only available until 20 Jan and then they’re gone!
The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!
Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are selling out FAST! So…don’t delay!
This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!
Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!
There are a lot more items that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time). Check them all out right here!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in The Art Gallery Project:
Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (larger card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 8 1/2″ (small card base, scored and folded at 4 1/2″)
Smoky Slate Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for back panel); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for small front panel, small card front and small inner liner)
Whisper White Cardstock: 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small inner liner); Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (back panel)
Fine Art Floral DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/5″ (large card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small front panel and small card front); envelope flap
Card Cuts Used in The Pampered Pets Project:
Real Red Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (larger card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 8 1/2″ (small card base, scored and folded at 4 1/2″)
Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for back panel); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for small front panel, small card front and small inner liner)
Whisper White Cardstock: 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Die cut (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (back panel)
Playful Pets DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/5″ (large card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small front panel and small card front); 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!