Sunday, June 16, 2019

New Toy!

I used some rewards points and got a Brother Scan n Cut DX!!

I tried it out today and made this simple card. I had to scale down the size of the paw and for the word woof!  I learned how to change the card stock to be cut size, since I was using a scrap.

So far so good!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Catalog Launch Party Prep

I have a local Catalog Launch party planned for June 6. 

Stampin' UP! has a new catalog going live June 4 and I will now temp you with the front cover and some miscellaneous goodies!

The 5 color strips of cardstock are the new 2019-2021 InColors and I LOVE them! From left to right we have Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Purple Posy & Rococo Rose.

A small sample of some pretty ribbon and these cards (from left to right) were made using the Come Sail Away Suite, the It Starts With Art Bundle & the Floral Essence Bundle. The flowers on the card on the right are made from the new and very pretty Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock (comes with three colors in the pack).

The card below uses the Free As A Bird stamp with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and new scalloped lace trim.

That about covers it for now!!

I will be busy the next few weeks in preparation for the party, but will post party cards, etc. after June 6.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Happy Tails Card

I have gotten a little behind, but here is a card a taught at a party fairly recently. Everyone LOVES dogs!! It is a gate fold card with a front flap. Very simple and fun card with few materials needed.

Materials Used

Poppy Parade Cardstock A2 base and 4"x 2 1/2"
Crumb Cake Cardstock 3 3/4"x 2 1/4" & 2 pieces cut at 1 7/8" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White 3 1/4" x 4" & 5 1/4" x 4"

Poppy Parade, Memento Tuxedo Black & Crumb Cake Inks

Happy Tails Stamp set and Dog Builder Punch

Stamparatus is perfect to get those dots in the right place!
     Important tip, do not use black for the three bigger spots or it will hide the dog's eye!

and the GREAT NEWS  this time of year is 
that all the items used will carry over into the new catalog that comes out June 4!

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Double Diagonal Birthday Card



  • Cut each 4 1/4" x 11" card base on one side from the score line to the corner
  • Cut cup lid and sleeve from the Mossy Meadow triangle
  • Cut the Cup from the Scarp of Whisper White
  • Using the oval from the Coffee Cups Framelits cut a half oval from one long side of the 2" x 4" white piece
  • Cut the DSP from corner to corner: Place it face up on the cutter with the small side to the top. Then turn it to the left and cut from corner to corner to cut in half diagonally. 
  • Cut out Happy Birthday from the Pumpkin Pie. Brush with Wink of Stella and allow to dry.
  • Using the coffee beans from the stamp set and Crumb Cake Ink, randomly stamp one of the larger white pieces and the 2"x 4" white piece.
  • Cut the other large white piece in half diagonally

Now you are now ready to assemble the card:
  • Glue the 4 ½” x 11” pieces together so that the diagonals fold in front along on the bottom.
  • Attach diagonal DSP pieces to the front and the diagonal white pieces to the inside.
  • Attach large white stamped piece to the inside
  • Glue the three uncut sides of the 2”x 4” piece to the center bottom of the inside. This will hold the gift card so use a thin line of glue near the edges.

  • Attach cup top and sleeve to the cup
  • Attach cup to right diagonal flap, centering it on the card making sure to only glue on the right flap
  • Glue Happy Birthday over the cup, centering it an again making sure to only glue on the right diagonal flap

Congratulations, you made a card!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SUPER SIMPLE Card For the Fourth

This is a SUPER simple card to use as is or as a base to build on using your creativity.
Blueberry Bushel Cardstock cut to 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Whisper White Cardstock cut a piece 5 ¼” x 4”
Poppy Parade DSP
Blueberry Bushel DSP
Snail adhesive

Cut Blueberry Bushel Cardstock in half to form card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"). With the long side at top score at 4 1/4"
Use the Poppy Parade small stripe sheet of DSP from the Brights Collection and cut at 5 1/4" x 4". MAKE SURE STRIPES RUN IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION. They should run horizontal.
Use the Blueberry Bushel small dots from the DSP 2018-2020 In colors set.
Cut a piece 2" x 2 1/2"
Attach this long way to the upper left corner of the Poppy Parade stripes.
Attach "flag" to Blueberry Bushel base and attach a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White to the inside.
Use card as is or add sentiments or stars or whatever your creativity tells you!
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Monday, July 2, 2018

July is a GREAT Month at Stampin' UP!

 Designer Series Paper (DSP) is on sale!! 

Buy three get one free of the following DSP:

The month of July is a GREAT time to join SU!  

When you join, in addition to getting $125 worth of project & business supplies for $99 in your starter kit (you choose the items) you can get a full set of 10 ink pads from the color family of your choice!  That amounts to a $192.50 value for $99! So if you are thinking about joining, now would be a good time and I would love to have you join my team!!

Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018
  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • You must join during the month of July. If you join after July 31 you will not be eligible for this promotion.

Well that is about all the business for now, come back Wednesday for a tutorial for a cute card!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Diagonal Fold Card

This is the card I demonstrated today at a Stampin' UP! Party and can now share with you.
I got the idea for this card from Francie Martin, she has a great YouTube Video on it.

Cardstock  Whisper White (100730) 8 1/2" x 11" , 3 3/4" x 5"and 2"x3" -Page 184
Cardstock Night of Navy (100867) 4" x 5 1/4"  cut two (one for inside) -Page 184  
Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" from various Garden Impressions (146289) -Page 191
Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)  (143741) -Page 222    
Night of Navy Ink (147110) -Page 184
Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) 2nd biggest oval -Page 220
Sentiments from Picture Perfect Birthday (145519) Photopolymer -Page 76 
Adhesive - Tear & Tape (138995), liquid glue (110755) or snail (104332) -Page 213
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) -Page 213

Score cardstock in half in both directions                                                                                                                 
          With long side at top score at 5 1/2"                                                                                                                     
          With short side at top score at 4 1/4"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Cut card stock in half from corner to corner.                                                                                                                      

   CUTTING TIP:  place the blade in the center and cut up then down.                  


Fold on the score lines to make the diagonal flaps. Fold with long side to your left and fold the top flap down and then the right flap to the left.

Cut one of the Night of Navy and the DSP from corner to corner.  Note cutting tip above.  

Cut the DSP face up:  with the short side on top turn sheet to the left and cut corner to corner.    

This way it will fit the diagonal flaps.   

Emboss the Night of Navy triangle with the Garden Trellis TIEF                                                               

Attach the Night of Navy and the DSP triangles to the corners.     

Cut oval out of Whisper White and stamp desired sentiment with Night of Navy Ink.                      

Attach the sentiment to one of the diagonal flaps. This will help keep the card closed.                         
Congratulations. You made a card!!