Weekend Fun Fold Inspiration

Here’s a quick and easy card template you can use with your favorite patterned paper, some coordinating cardstock, and a pretty stamp and die Bundle. I chose the Nature’s Sweetness Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Notes of Nature Bundle to use with this card design. It’s quick and easy.

If you want to spend some time in your craft space , and need some inspiration, here it is. Just do it, right? Look through your patterned paper and choose two coordinating patterns. Match up some cardstock. Now go into your die inventory and pick out a die that has some length, add a few smaller filler dies, and decide on a sentiment layer.

I wanted to add a little color to my Pebbled Path and white color palette, so I went to my Color Coach. I liked the Pebbled Paeh, Boho Blue, and Misty Moonlight combination, so I tried it. You can download a copy of Stampin’ Up!’s current Color Coach here.

Now that you have everything you need, let’s make a card!

  • The cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • On the 11″ side of the card base, cut off 1 1/2″, then cut off 2 1/2″.
  • Cut a patterned paper layer 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the inside of the card base.
  • Cut a coordinating patterned paper layer 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. This is for the 2 1/2″ cardstock layer you cut off the card base. This wioll be the vertical front panel.
  • Cut two patterned paper layers 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. These are for the top and bottom front horozontal panels.
  • Adhere the patterned paper layers to the card front as shown.
  • Attach the vertical panel to the top of the card base about 5/8″ dpwm from the top of the card base.
  • Add adhesive to the back of the bottom of the vertical layer, place the horizontal layer along the bottom of the card base and attach the bottom of the vertical layer to the top of the bottom horizontal layer.
  • Attach your die cut elements and sentiment as shown.

I cut a Basic White cardstock writing layer 2 1/4″ x 4″ and carefully attached it to the inside of the card making sure it is under the vertical card front panel.

Once you make one of these, I promise you’ll see how easy it is. It’s a fun one to put together.

Have fun in your craft space, and remember …

Product Details

February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to stamps you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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It’s A Good Day Filled With Happiness

It’s a good day to have a good day! Isn’t this a fun sentiment? I paired the stamp from the Filled With Happiness stamp set with the Sunny Days Designer Series Paper.

The stamp set is one of those that you have to have on your shelf. It’s refreshing! Combine it with the Modern Oval Punch and you have a match made in heaven. The stamp set also has two large font stamps that can easily be fussy cut to create another layering element for your card design.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Crushed Curry cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut the Basic White mat layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Sunny Days Designer Series Paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • With my corner round punch, I punched the corners of the mat and patterned paper layers for a little pattern repeat in the card design.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black Ink and added color with Blends.
  • I punched the center of the sentiment with the Modern Oval Punch.
  • The negative of the punched layer is adhered to the card front with liquied glue.
  • The stamped center of the punched layer is attached with Dimensionals.

The “sun” pattern in the Designer Series Paper is subtle enough to let the sentiment shine. The sentiment font is bold. This makes it easy to add color with Blends. I enjoued putting this card together and I’m sure you will, as well.

So, stamp a sentiment “filled with happiness”, add a little color, attach it to your card layers, and send wishes for a good day!

January Host Code – MB9N2AD9

  • During the month of Januaryr, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial and video tutorial to make the cards along with me.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit from me.

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Sneak Peek – Horray For Sunny Days

Hello stampers! I’m back in my craft room planning a few Sneak Peek posts. The new January – April Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure will launch on Thursday, January 4th. There are new and on trend Bundles, stamp sets, nesting dies, and a surprise or two waiting to be explored. Along with the “Mini”, the Sale-A-Bration Brochure is filled with new and, as always, amazing Designer Series Paper, a couple of new stamp sets, and more. The Brochure products are free with a qualifying purchase.

I thought this simple card layout would be perfect to showcase a few of the patterns from the new Sunny Days Designer Series Paper. It’s free with a $50 proeduct purchase. The color combination is a perfect mix of bright and subtle.

I paired the patterned paper with the Horray For Surprises Bundle. This is one of those Bundles that you will use time and again. You can celebrate a birthday, say hello, and send love or congratulations. There’s a very cool surprise in the die set. You can create a “pull up” tab to reveal a surprise image or sentiment. It’s a fun Bundle with lots of possibilities.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I used the Thick Basic White cardstock for the card base. It’s 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ , scored at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The Petal Pink patterned paper layer covers the card front. It’s 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  • There are two Pool Party cardstock card layers. One is a 3 1/8″ square, and the other is 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″.
  • The floral patterned paper layer is a 3″ square, and the diagonal striped patterned paper layer is 2″ x 3 1/2″.
  • The die cut elements are from the dies in the Horray For Surprises Dies.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade ink and fussy cut it. The sentiment font is clean and simple.

I stmaped the inside of the card with another sentiment from the stamp set, and added a small stamped image to finish it off.

My last customer catalog mailing is on its way. The Horray For Surprises Bundle in on page 13. If you’ve received your catalog, take a look and imagine what you can create with it.

Stay tuned for more Sneak Peeks in the upcoming week.

So, cut up some “hppy and bright” Designer Series Paper, add some layers, a few die cut elements, and create a card full of smiles and love.

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Sneak Peek – Bright Skies Bundle

My first Sneak Peek for the upcoming January – April Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is the Bright Skies Bundle. There’s a coordinating die for each of the photopolymer stamp images, along with extra cloud and flower dies, and a little lightening bolt.

In my featured card, the sun peeking behind the clouds is a fun illustration of sunshine after a storm. The sentiments, images and dies in the Bright Skies Bundle are sure to bring a smile to anyone having “one of those days”, or just to say “Hi”.

  • I cut a Pool Party cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″.
  • The clouds and raindrops “Sunny Days” Designer Series Paper is a FREE coordinating Sale-A-Bration item.
  • So, you can purchase the Bundle, add a pack of Dimensionals, and get the coordinating Designer Series Paper FREE.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I die cut the clouds directly from the Designer Series Paper using the Bright Skies Dies. How easy and fun it is to mix th cloud patterns.
  • Notice the stitched detail on the die cut clouds. So pretty, even in a storm!
  • I stamped the sun with Daffodil Delight ink and cut it with the matching die.
  • The lightening bold and the flower are die cuts from the Bright Skies Dies.

Deciding what to choose for my first pre-order was difficult because there are so many beautiful Suites and Bundles in the new catalog. Putting the Bright Skies Bundle on my “A” List was an easy choice. I saw a lot of versatility in this fun Bundle and the coordinating FREE Designer Series Paper was definitely a plus.

Also, while my cfraft room is full of amazing stamp and die Bundles, there isn’t a cloud in the bunch. Bright Skies is meant to be for me.

Just A Note:

I will be sending out the new January – April 2024 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochures over the weekend. My customers should have them next week. If you would like a catalog, and don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can email me and I will get one out to you.

So, get ready to be amazed. The new products promise to dazzle you at every turn of the page. Remember to check back in on my Blog. I’ll have more Product Previews in the days ahead. And …

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ENJOY FREE SHIPPING TOMORROW, DECEMBER 14TH.

December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.

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Covered In the Light Of The Moon!

Today’s card is a CASE (acronym for “Copy And Selectively Edit”), from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. The Covered In Sunshine stamp set coordinates with the Beautiful Shapes Dies (Annual Catalog), which I have. I didn’t put much thought into getting these stamps, not only because I had the matching dies, but I love these sentiments. There are three large, mixed font, thoughtful and heartfelt sentiments, a sun, two shooting stars and a small “bright” star.

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • I cut a Basic White card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″.
  • The Night of Navy cardstock layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic White mat layer is 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
  • I cut the Designer Series Paper layer (from the “Enjoy The Journey” DSP pack) 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink and die cut with one of the dies from the Beautiful Shapes Dies.
  • I used two circle dies to create the moon.
  • I die cut a full circle first, then used a smaller circle to cut into my original circle to create the “crescent” shape.
  • The stars are die cuts from my Stitched Stars dies.
  • I attached the sentiment and moon to my card fromt with Dimensionals.

So, fina a “starry sky” piece of patterned paper, create a crescent moon, add a sentiment and a few stars, and create a card full of good wishes and gratitude to send to someone special.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

March FREE MINI CARD KIT

March Mini Card Kit With Bonus Insert Fun Fold Card (Center)

From now through March 31st, with a product purchase of $50.00 (before shipping and tax), you will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet so you can assemble the cards with me. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiment, and supply your favorite adhesive. This Mini Card Kit uses the Dandy Designs DSP. There’s a Fun Fold Bomus this month. I added a third card (in the center of the photo). It’s a quick and easy insert card. You can wtire your message and attach a gift card to the insert. They’re all quick, easy and fun to put together.

March HOST CODE  – NTRWBBCT

If your order is $50.00 (before shipping and tax), please use the Host Code above when prompted. You will receive Rewards from me along with the Mini Card Kit featured this month. If your order is over $150.00 (before shipping and tax), please do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards. You will also receive Creative Coins and the FREE Mini Card Kit from me.

Online Exclusives

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