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Posted on May 24, 2019

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

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Happy Friday Stampers! Those of you moms, students, and just busy peeps,  I have an easy gift idea to share with you today! This card folder which holds six cards with envelopes,  can be made with minimal supplies. To save time since you would have all your supplies out, you could even make several at one time to have on hand. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't need a set of cards organized in a cute folder! Heck, why not make a couple for yourself and put birthday cards in one, sympathy in another, Thinking of You, and so on!

I purposely designed this to be a simple project. Now, if you are the Glitter Queen or lover of any embellishment, you can certainly “glam” it up!

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

For my supplies I used:

1 sheet of Designer Series Paper (I used our new Garden Lane DSP coming June 4 in our Annual Catalog)
6 sheets of neutral CS, I prefer using Whisper White or Very Vanilla THICK CS – depending upon which is in your DSP
3-4 sheets of coordinating, colored CS, depending upon how many layers you want (for my project I used Mint Macaron, Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow)

I did this class in a Facebook Live video and you can watch it below. In addition to showing you how to make the folder and cards, I also share a few extra tips that I think will help you in your papercrafting:

easily cut your layers AND mount to your card base straight every time
save time mounting your cling stamp sets
stamp your sentiments perfectly straight every time.

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Thursday, May 23, 2019

If you have any questions, please do give me a shout!

I'm also sharing the links to other blog posts that might be of interest!

2019-2020 New Catalog Paper and Ribbon Shares

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Last, but not least, if you are interested in Stampin' Up! Products and don't currently have a demonstrator, I'd love to get you a catalog; email me and we'll take care of you!

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Posted on May 17, 2019

Everything is Rosy – Rose Gold Samples

Die Cut/ Samples/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday crafting peeps! I am having so much fun creating with the Everything is Rosy medley of products.

Everything is Rosy - Rose Gold Samples

My favorite thing about this box of goodies is all of the rose gold that is inside! This is a new type of product offering for Stampin' Up!, so some of my customers have been a little confused as to everything that is included. For $80 (plus tax and shipping) you get a stamp set, a coordinating set of dies, eight 6″ x 6″ sheets of Rose Gold Foil, forty-eight sheets of 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, six sheets of die-cuts, two full rolls of ribbon, a sheet of mirrored embellishments,  and a bottle of Rose Gold Shimmer Paint!

I have 2 cards to share with you today and I think you'll notice the rose gold on both of them! 🙂

Everything is Rosy - Rose Gold Samples

To get the shimmer background, I used a sponge with a tiny bit of shimmer paint and “swept” it on the 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, starting at the top. It gets lighter near the bottom so I did this same technique again, starting at the bottom and working up, just to make sure I had the right coverage.  I punched a 2 1/4″ circle from one of the DSP pages and then adhered several of the floral stickers behind this circle.  I chose my tag and then used a “third generation” stamped flower in Melon Mambo ink, followed by my sentiment in Night of Navy ink.

If you haven't heard of the term “third generation” stamping it's just a fancy way of saying “stamping three times without reinking in between”.

I added a small piece of the pink ribbon to my tag and popped it onto the card front using a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish the card, I attached this piece to a Whisper White Thick cardstock base. Personally, when I'm using layers and embellishments, I prefer to use one of our thick cardstocks. I think it is sturdier.

My next card uses a gorgeous piece of DSP with lots of rose gold!

Everything is Rosy - Rose Gold Samples

For this card, I stamped the sentiment on a 2″ Whisper White circle and attached this to a 2 1/4″ circle punched from one of the Rose Gold foil sheets.  The layer is a 2 1/4″ x 4″ piece of the floral DSP, cut it into three strips, each 3/4″. I mounted these on a 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Rococco Rose, one of our new In Colors.

I added one of the die-cut stickers to complete my card. Easy, peasy…done!

To order any of these products, just click on a picture below. Remember, the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available only while supplies last, through May 31.

 

 

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Posted on May 14, 2019

Life is Grand Birthday Card – SU Retiring Stamp Set

Die Cut/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Today's project features some retiring products from Stampin' Up! This birthday card is so bright and cheery and lends itself perfectly to assembly line stamping. If you're going to take out all your supplies to stamp one card, why not stamp a bunch and save time!

Life is Grand Birthday Card - SU Retiring Stamp Set

I've included the instructions below so you can see just how quickly this project comes together.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLife is Grand Stamp Set (148744)
  • Cardstock (CS) – Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (146987); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Ink Refills – Granny Apple Green Ink (147095); Melon Mambo Ink (147051); Coastal Cabana ink (147097); Pineapple Punch ink (147141); Gorgeous Grape ink (147099)
  • Misc. – How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (148568); Uninked Spectrum Pad (147048); Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (148805); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

  • Gorgeous Grape CS:     5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored in half at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White CS:        2 pieces for die cutting
  • How Sweet It Is DSP:    1 piece for die cutting

Instructions:

  1. Ink the spectrum pad using the 5 ink refills.
  2. Stamp the outside sentiment in the 5 colors onto a piece of Whisper White CS.
  3. Stamp the inside sentiment in the 5 colors onto another piece of Whisper White CS.
  4. Die cut the sentiment using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
  5. Die cut the DSP layer using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
  6. Glue the inside sentiment onto the inside of the card base.
  7. Glue the DSP layer onto the front of the card base.
  8. Adhere the outside sentiment onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Apply 3 enamel dots (Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch) onto the card front.

To order the products, simply click on any picture below!

 

 

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