New Video – Adorable Easter Basket Tutorial

Here’s some fun weekend inspiration for you.

My last post showcased this little candy basket. I had so much fun making this, that I thought I would share a Video Tutorial with you so you can put this basket together along with me.

You will need:

  • A cut 6″ square of either cardstock or patterned paper.
  • 16 1 7/8″ squares of patterned paper, if you’re making your basket with cardstock.
  • A cut cardstock strip 1/2″ x 6″.
  • A cut strip of patterned paper 3/8″ x 6″.
  • Glue the patterned paper strip to the cardstock strip.
  • Any embellishments you may want to use to decorate the basket.

So, let’s get creative!

Download the video by clicking the blue button below.

You can also download a quick and easy PDF Tutorial by clicking the blue button below.

So, I hope you can schedule some time in your craft room this weekend, and I hope you make a few baskets to share for the Easter holiday.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender 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 a stamp you already own.
  • 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 this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through March 31st.

Hooray For Surprises With The Pals

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We hope that you will be inspired by the creations the Pals are sharing with you! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Can you notice the die cut circle in the center of my card? It has a little “pull tab” on the right. Well, if you pull up the tab, you will definitely be surprised. Under the bright and fun element cluster is a “Hooray” sentiment, just for you!

The Hooray For Surprises Bundle is featured in my post today, and I’m also showcasing both the Sunny Days and Most Adored Designer Series Paper packs. They’re both in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and are free with a $50 product purchase. You can get the Hooray For Surprises Bundle and pick a pretty pack of Designer Series Paper to make lots of “surprise” cards to share.

Here are a few more cards I put together with this Bundle and the featured Designer Series Paper. Once I got started, I was able to breeze through constructing the surprise layers in no time at all.

  • There are Video and PDF Tutorials below that will give more “construction” details.
  • The Pool Party cardstock card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The large Basic White mat layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The floral patterned paper layer is 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″.
  • The Pool Party small cardstock layer is 3 1/2″ x 3″.
  • The Pool Party patterned paper layer is 3 3/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • There’s a secret Basic White layer that you will need. It’s 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • I stamped the flowers with Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet ink, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.
  • There are a few Basic Black die cut sprigs, and Basic White small flowers. These are also die cuts using the Hooray For Surprises Dies.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Black Memento ink and hand cropped the banner.
  • I dotted the centers of the small flowers with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

You can click on the button below to download the PDF Tutorial with more assembly details and photos.

If you’re more of a visual learner, as I am, you can download the Video Tutorial below.

So, do you love surprises? Or better than that, do you love to send surprises. The Hooray For Surprises Bundle is one of those that is fresh and fun. I know you’ll have as much fun with it as I did. Remember…

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be “Love is in the Air” on February 14th.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  4. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  10. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  11. Pamela Sadler at Pamela Sadler
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb… You are here…
  14. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  17. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!

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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Product Premier Adoring Hearts Bundle

Hope you’re having a happy day!

Here’s a Product Premier card to celebrate the Adoring Hearts Bundle in the new January – April 2024 Mini Catalog. The catalog launched toady, along with the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can see the catalog in the virtual download at the end of this post.

The Adoring Hearts Bundle features a photopolymer stamp set filled with mixed font sentiments and delicate floarl images. It’s pretty. Along with the stamp set, the Adoring Hearts Dies include a Hybrid Embossing Folder. The Embossing Folder can emboss and die cut at the same time. The embossed hearts produced from the folder are stunning. You can see the Adoring Hearts Bundle in use by watching the video below.

  • The Boho Blue cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″.
  • The Basic White mat layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The Flight And Airy Designer Series Paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut the Vellum strip 1 3/4″ x 4″.
  • The element cluster inclused die cuts from the Adoring Hearts and Hooray For Surprises dies.

My inspiration for this card came from the new Mini Catalog. The Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper is in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and is free with a $50 product purchase.

This card design is easy. Once you have your card layers in place, the element cluster is constructed by working from the center of the card. Attach the vellum strip directly across the center of your card, and work from the center to assemble the rest. Try it with some products you already have.

Click the video link below and create this card along with me, and enjoy the Adoring Hearts Bundle.

You can click on the button below to download the PDF Tutorial for this caard. Enjoy your crafty time!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card. The writing layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″, and the patterned paper strip is 1/4″ x 4″. The sentiment is from the Adoring Hearts stamp set.

So, fall in love with the Adoring Hearts Bundle, cut and emboss two beautiful hearts, and send love to someone special.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Now that you’ve seen the amazing new products in the Mini Catalog, take a look at the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and get even more crafty inspiration. All of the products in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure are free with a qualifying product purchase.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see both the Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, you can plan some of your personal card making projects for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Weddings, and much more using inspiration from both catalogs and the products that inspire.

That’s not all!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I think this is most likely the best “join promotion” Stampin’ Up! has made available. If you’re thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! there’s no reason to hesitate. The “no obligation” policy is real! I would love to welcome you to my Team and Stampin’ Up! Click here or on the image above for all the details.

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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New Video And PDF Forever Forest Bridge Shadow Box Fun Fold

Happy December! Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

I’ve been wanting to build a Bridge Fun Fold card for a while. The many beautiful Bridge Fun Fold cards I saw on Pinterest acrually gave me my inspiration and motivation to put together my version.

I thought I would create a peaceful winter scene using the Forever Forest Bundle, and the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper. The two seem to go hand in hand.

While working on my parts and pieces for this card, a thought came to me. I could add a second layer inside the panel folds of the card base and create a “shadow bos” look.

So, I cut another “mountain range” from the die in the Forever Forest Dies, attached it behind the “bridge” on the front of my card base, and made a little shadow box card. I enjoyed bulding this card and hope you will enjoy making this pretty winter “gift” along with me. You can click the video link below.

You can also download a PDF Tutorial for this card by clicking the button below.

So, find your inspiration, cut a cardstock layer, some patterned paper panels, and amazing elements. Put it all together to create a thoughtful, hand made Fun Fold gift to share for the Holidays.

You can click the button below to download the September-December, 2023 Mini Catalog Last Chance List. Save up to a 60% discount on select products. As always, the products are only available while supplies last. The Last Chance Sale runs today through January 3, 2024.

Also, there are several products currently in the Mini Catalog that will be carried over. They’re not leaving us. Click the button below to download the PDF version of the Carry 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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New Video – Quick And Easy Shining Christmas Joy

One of my top favorite Designer Series Paper packs, the Shining Christmas patterns are classic. While creating with this paper, I realized it coordinates with some of the stamps and dies in the Sending Cheer Bundle, another favorite.

I saw this design and decided to use it to showcase the patterned paper, the Sending Cheer Bundle, and the Joy to You stamp set. These three products were made for each other!

You can make this card along with me. There’s a video link in the button below. I also put together a PDF Tutorial with a complete supply list you can download.

This is a quick and easy card design. You can use it with just about any patterned paper and coordinating cardstock. Hope you enjoy the video!

So, grab your paper trimmer, cut the beautiful Shining Christmas Designer Series Paper, attach cardstock strips and a pretty ribbon, and get started on your beautiful holiday cards to share with friends and family.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Featured Products

OCTOBER MINI CUSTOMER CARD KIT

OCTOBER HOST CODE CFWTTJ6D

The Ocrober Mini Card Kit features “Autumn Leaves”. You will receive the Kits with a minimum product purchase of $35.00 from my online store using the Host Code CFWTTJ6D. Each Mini Kit includes:

  • The cut cardstock and patterned paper to complete both cards, sentiment layers, embellishments, envelopes, a printed and emailed PDF Tutorial. A video link will be emailed to you so you can complete these designs along with me at your leisure.

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