Monthly Archives: January 2022

Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered & Composed Side Fold Thank You Card

Good morning good morning and welcome to the last week in January!  Last DAY, even!  Yep – tomorrow is February (and the arrival of the All Together Collection – which includes 10 new Stampin’ Blends on top of a cool- and LIMITED TIME! – stamp set, dies and DSP!!  Whoo-hooo!!).  I hope you’re ready to getcha some – the deets are down below!  AND – you’ll still be earning Sale-A-Bration Rewards!  That’s a win-win for sure!

My card today features two of my favorite things.  First – it’s a side-fold card.  I LOVE these, especially when I’m working with a square card layout!  And the second is the Artfully Composed suite of products – the DSP (plus the amazing Vellum Layering Designs!) and the Artfully Layered bundle!  Take look-see:

The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And… the Festive Friday Inspo list was a factor in the elements I included!   I see green, grasses, brown (the Linen Thread!) and masculine!

I started out by scoring a 4 1/4” x 11” piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock at 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” on the long side.  I folded the 5 1/2” score line as a “valley” – so….you know, ”regular”! – and at the 6 3/4” score in the opposite direction.  Topographically speaking, that would be a “mountain” fold! 😂

Using Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” score lines, I adhered the front of the card base to the back – just in that 1 1/4” area. This made the “book” or “side” fold.

I used the hatch-lines die in the Tropical Layers die set and ran the 4″ x 4″ square of Basic White thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with that die in the top right corner – and again with the die in the bottom right corner.  Just to add a little fun!

I cut a piece of Artfully Composed DSP using the largest (about 3″ across) Layering Circle die.  I aligned the edge of the circle with the very bottom left corner of the Basic White panel and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed the excess with a Paper Trimmer.

I matted a strip of Artfully Composed DSP on a Pear Pizzazz mat and then to the “side-fold” panel with Liquid Glue.

I did the same again with a slightly bigger strip of the same design – adhering it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and to adhere it to the front of the card base.

With the dies in the Tropical Layers set, I cut a leaf and a grasses die cut from the Vellum Layering Designs paper – the one with the white scripty embossing on it – which I adhered with a little bit of Liquid Glue.

I cut a leaf from Pear Pizzazz and added it with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the leaf from Artfully Layered in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz.  Then I cut it out with the leaf die.

I determined how I wanted the leaf to set on the card and then stamped the Artfully Layered sentiment in the correct orientation in Evening Evergreen ink.

I popped the leaf over the Pear Pizzazz leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow using two lengths of Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I colored some vanilla Classic Matte Dots with my Dark Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blend and added them here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the leaves image from Artfully Composed twice in Pear Pizzazz on a Basic White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into the card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Artfully Layered leaves in Pear Pizzazz on the front…

…and a little more Artfully Composed DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this bundle and suite SO SO much!  The Artfully Composed DSP is just so pretty – you could do many different combinations with all the designs for this card, don’t you think?  And the Artfully Layered bundle – with the cool Tropical Layers dies – is full of great images and sentiments.  I am also really loving the Vellum Layering Designs paper – you get the three designs in white and in black – and they’ll really add some interest to your projects!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Bouquet of Flowering Tulips with Video Tutorial

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  And that you have power!  If you’re in the Northeast…I am thinking that’s maybe a crap shoot!  So my fingers are crossed that everyone has power and is warm! 🙂

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!

A couple weeks ago, I made a card with the Flowering Tulips stamp set – and showed you how you can combine the multi-step images to make pretty tulips.  I didn’t use the Tulips dies for that one – but promised that I would soon – AND would show you how to combine the various dies to make 3D flowers.  So…that’s what I did today!   I placed my bouquet atop some pretty Artfully Composed DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first one, from Color Throwdown, inspired my color palette!

And the theme is from the Global Design Project challenge.

I started by adhering a piece of Evening Evergreen paper from one my fave new DSP packs – the Artfully Composed DSP – on a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I used Glue Dots – placed so to be hidden by the rest of the decorations – to adhere a rectangle of Vellum cardstock in the middle of the card front.

Then – it was time to build a bouquet! 🙂

There are three flower types that you can make with the Tulips Dies. This is how the dies work together.  SU has graciously given us enough to be able to cut multiples FAST!

This combination of dies cut shapes that can be assembled into the tulips!

I cut five total flowers – two in Fresh Freesia, two in Blushing Bride and one in Basic White.

For the two Blushing Bride flowers – I used a Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend to color the smallest “petal”.  I use a Light Fresh Freesia Blend on the small Fresh Freesia petals.

It’s easiest to see how to assemble the flowers by taking a gander at the video – you can fast forward to about the 5 minute mark.   Note:  you CAN use Liquid Glue to assemble them – but using Glue Dots adds a smidge more dimension – and so that’s what I used.  I also added an actual Stampin’ Dimensional to a few of them, too!  All see-able on the video! 🙂

I stamped a large and a small leaf from the Flowering Tulips set in Pear Pizzazz on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut them with their matching Tulips Dies.  And I used the thin stem die to cut five Pear Pizzazz stems.

I laid everything out to get my bouquet “just right” and then began to adhere everything to the card front with Liquid Glue.  No need to use any Dimensionals here! 🙂  A couple of the stems needed to be trimmed to size!

I tied a little bow from some Petal Pink ribbon (1/8″ Cotton Ribbon) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped a Flowering Tulips sentiment in Fresh Freesia.  Then I cut it with the smallest Scalloped Contours rectangle die.

I used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the bow, added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped one of the Flowering Tulips flowers in Blushing Bride (the first image is in full-strength and the second is in stamped-off-once ink), with Pear Pizzazz stems and leaves.  Then I added a few more Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz Flowering Tulips on the front…

…and a little more Artfully Composed DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Oh – my – goodness!!  I love these 3D Tulip Dies flowers, don’t you?  And with the coordinating Flowering Tulips stamped images to decorate the other parts of your card and #nonekkidenvelopes….the sky is the limit!  Can’t you just see a gorgeous bouquet with Tulips AND Daffodils!?!?  Stampin’ Up! gives us the tools to DO that! 🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

TTFN

M

 

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Stamp-N-Storage 10% off on More Organization & Storage Must-Haves thru 31 Jan 2022!!

STAMP-N-STORAGE SALE THRU 31 JAN 2022!


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Stampin’ Up! Flowery Video Sneak Peek!

Well – good morning, y’all!  We woke up today to a VERY VERY cold morning.

I mean – not -30 cold.  But…in the low 20’s.  With a wind chill in the single digits.  Which, when your address is NOT why-not-Minot-freezin’s-the-reason…is way way too cold!

All of which is to say…I intend to stay INside today!  The fur-monsters will be out and happy as furry-clams, but…me?  Nope nope nope.  Note:  furry-clams….NOT good.  Do NOT eat furry clams.

There will be no clams – furry or otherwise! – in my craft room tonight, when I’ll be going live at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  I’ve got a fun card that might…help you use some dies you might have questions about! 😉  Here’s a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Happy & Heartfelt Ladybug-Turned-Bumblebee Fold Back Pop-Up Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy happy Friday!  Whatcha got planned for the weekend?  We’re planning a trip to the Costco/Sam’s – they’re right across the street from each other so it always seems silly to go to one and not the other!  I’m out of lettuce AND cauliflower rice so…that’s a borderline emergency here.

Who’m I kidding?!?  It’s a STRAIGHT UP Emergency!  😳😳😳😳  So…go we will!

So – I’ve got a fun fold for you today and if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending part of your week with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!

I first saw this fold on the Splitcoast Stampers site – there was a good video by Robyn Rasset, which I watched to get the gist of the fold.  Then…I took off and used my fave new paper (no – I am sure you could NOT guess which one!) – the Daffodil Afternoon DSP (which has the not-insignificant advantage of being FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!) and the Ladybug Builder Punch.  To make a bumble bee! 🥰  Then I added a Happy& Heartfelt sentiment on the inside.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Bouquet of Love & Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a theme challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I went totally off-book today!  Which means I made a clean and simple card! 😂😂😂

I know – not sure what happened!  I was scrolling thru my iPad photos taking a little trip down memory lane when I came across a card that I had really liked (yes – one of my own – shameless, I know) and decided to CASE myself.  THAT one used plaid and leaves with a Fall theme, but for this one, I used the Love & Happiness Bundle (with the cool Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder) and Sweet Talk DSP.  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello Card!

Happy happy Hawwwmp DAY!! 🙂

My card today features a FREE bundle.  Yes.  A bundle.  More than one product.  Together.  For free!  😉

It’s called the Friendly Hello bundle – it’s a Jan – Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration goody that you can pick up for FREE with a qualifying $100 purchase!  That bundle gave me the stamp set AND Designer Series Paper for my card and then I borrowed a fun die from the Hippo & Friends die set.  Take a look-see:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home on a Daffodil Afternoon

Good morning and happy Plan for Vacation Day.  Yep – that’s a real thing!  So – I urge you to close your eyes and spend 5 minutes thinking of your next vacay.  Is it a tropical island?  A cruise?  Disney World?  My dream vacation…Two weeks at Disney World (at one of the big resorts – not the Motel 6.  Just wanted that to be clear).  Followed by a cruise thru the Hawaiian islands (preferably departing Florida and getting to the islands via an around-the-world sail.  Delay a couple of weeks in Ireland.  Yep – I’ll be gone for like…6  months!  😂😂😂😂 Hey – this is my dream!  Go big or go home, right??

Since I haven’t booked any of that (and probably won’t unless the lottery drops in my lap! 🤷‍♀️) let’s do a card instead, huh?  I pulled out my fave paper – the FREE (with a $50 purchase thru the end of February!) Daffodil Afternoon DSP – and added a little bit of fun from the Honeybee Home stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Ladybug Hello Daisies Birthday Card

‘Sup, y’all!?  Did you have a good weekend?  Ours was…quiet.  And…COLD!  But – I hear tell it’s winter so…I suppose cold is just part of the deal.  At least Sunday was bright and sunny and pretty! 🙂

Wanted to remind you that the latest Stamp-N-Storage 10% off Sale for the 8 week Organizing Challenge ends tonight!  So…take a look-see around your craft room and if you’re needing a Drawer Cabinet and/or Accessories, Ribbon Holders or Ribbon Shelves – today’s the day to get them! 🙂

My card today MIGHT be a result of the arrival of the first round of seed catalogs – are you getting them already, too??  I pulled out the Hello Ladybug bundle and the Daisy Lane set (plus the Medium Daisy Punch!) and some Pattern Party DSP (this is a HOST reward from the Annual Catalog!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Whitewashed Calming Camellia with Video Tutorial

Good morning and welcome to half-way-thru-the-weekend!  Our day yesterday was chilly (says Capt Understatement) but sunny!  We STILL spent most of the day inside.  And that included the Finn – although he did “help” his dad run some things up to the mailbox in the van.  Any chance for a ride works for Finny – even if it’s just to the gate and back! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

If you were able to join me for my Facebook Live last night – I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

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