Make two cards in a snap with the Angle Fold card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to create two cards at the same time with the Angle Fold card! With the holiday’s quickly approaching, finding cards that are easy to make and make multiples of, can be a time saver! When it comes to the Angle Fold card, you really have to make two cards at the same time with cutting the DSP and cardstock. When creating today’s card, I stamped, cut, die cut, and punched enough to make two cards.

First start with this design from the Come to Gather DSP for the base layer, you will make your first cut at 4”, turn the DSP to make your second and third cut at 5 ¼”, and you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece of scrap, cut this in half, which will give you two pieces at ¾” x 4”(This is if you are cutting a new piece of DSP). For the two pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, you will cut them both diagonally, but in different directions. The reason for this, is that since you are using one design of DSP, but both sides, flipping one side over will not fit the cardstock card base:

The cardstock card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and you will use a full sheet. First you will SCORE in half along the 8 ½” side and the 11” side (4 ¼” and 5 ½”). Then you will have to line the cardstock DIAGONALLY in your trimmer, so that each end (or tip) of the cardstock is lined up in the track, you will have to remove your scoring blade to get the cardstock to fit. I used the new trimmer for this and the trimmer left an “indentation” at each end from pressing the arm down to cut, however, I used my bone folder to burnish the ends flat. Do not burnish the score lines on the cardstock until you place your DSP, one card will open one way and the other will open the other way. I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP, this gave time to adjust the DSP if needed:

For the card front: 

1. I used a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink on the tree trunk stamp, used another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamp, and stamped this on Whisper White cardstock. I fussy cut the tree trunk out, heat embossed the sentiment in White Emboss Powder, and used the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the cardstock. I did this process twice so I would have two of these.

2. I used the Sprig Punch to cut out of Silver Foil Sheet and cut the sprig in half. I did this twice.

3. I used the Crumb Cake Twine to make a bow, one for each card.

4. I used the Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink to stamp the large and small leaves on Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake cardstocks. The leaves are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. I used the small leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out of Silver Foil Sheets, two for each card. This DSP reminded me of this die:

Since the tree trunk is the center focal point, you only want to adhere one half to the DSP. I adhered the two sprig pieces to the back of the tree trunk and then adhered the lower half to the DSP:

Use two of the leaves to help as a “closure”, but they need to be placed on the opposite side of the tree trunk. I adhered the leaves with a dimensional, so they acted as a tab to fold the tree trunk under:

I used glue dots to adhere the twine bow and the two foil leaves to complete the card front:

For the inside, on a 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the small leaf in Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink, adhere one of the leaves, and adhere one of the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Here are my completed two cards:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I just love it when you can make two cards at once, especially for the holidays!! When you make this card, you just need to keep in mind what you are going to use for tabs, whether it’s circles, ovals, squares, or like I used, leaves.

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Make a fall card with the Snow Front stamp set!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Snow Front stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog! When I first saw this set in the holiday catalog, I knew this would be perfect for my Christmas cards! But, why limit yourself to just one holiday card? I’ve used this set for Halloween and now I am also using it for my Thanksgiving cards! One of the things that makes this stamp set versatile for the seasons, is that there are no sentiments, just lots of scenery stamps for you to create with. I also wanted to incorporate Come to Gather DSP and thought the gingham design would pair nicely, not detracting from the scenery or looking too “busy”.

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the next layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, and the last layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3”x 4 ¼”:

To create the scenery and card front:

1. Use the 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the mountains in Gray Granite ink, closer to the top, two times.

2. Use a sponge dauber with Pool Party ink to color in the sky around the mountains and then a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzazz ink to color in the “meadow”.

3. Stamp the trees and deer in Early Espresso ink and then the pond in Pretty Peacock ink.

4. Use the small dotted/background stamp in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks to make it look like fall colored leaves in the trees and on the ground.

5. Adhere the Whisper White cardstock layer to the Pretty Peacock cardstock layer, adhere this piece to the gingham DSP with dimensionals, and then use enough Braided Linen Trim to tie around the bottom into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, cut a piece of the DSP at ¾” x 4” and adhere along the 4” side of the cardstock, ink up two of the trees (the stamp is three trees) in Early Espresso ink in the corner, stamp the dotted/background stamp in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze in for fall leaves, and then stamp the sentiment from Country Home in Pretty Peacock ink:

Don’t you just love the colors of this card? This would also make a great birthday card for that “outdoorsy” person in your life! You could also step this card up by heat embossing parts with clear embossing powder! If you are looking for a great versatile stamp set, give the Snow Front stamp set another look!

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Wishing you well

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made from the Come to Gather Suite! I can honestly say that Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with the Come to Gather Suite for your fall themed cards and projects! I just love the rich jeweled toned colors used for the Designer Series Paper! Since this DSP is 12” x 12” and has 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sided designs), you can use this one design of DSP to create 6 quick and easy cards!

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. 2 pieces of Gold Shimmer Ribbon, each piece long enough to go across the DSP, horizontal and vertical.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out, and then use the background stamp in Sahara Sand ink to fill in.

3. Use the smallest leaf die to cut out of Gold Foil, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock. Before cutting, spritz the Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot cardstock with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (a spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of paint).

First start assembling the card front with the ribbon, use your grid paper to help keep the lines straight, use a small bit of snail on the back of the ribbon to adhere to the DSP, and then on the back of the DSP to adhere the ends of the ribbon:

The sentiment is adhered on top of the ribbon and then the leaves are adhered to the corner of the sentiment, fanning them out, but keeping the “stems” lined up:

This piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added a large Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the middle of where the stems meet:

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the leaf stamp in Sahara Sand ink, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a coordinating strip of DSP along the bottom, ¾” x 4”:

Isn’t this a great fall themed card?? I chose these sentiments because you can send a card to let the recipient know that you are thinking of them, for a variety of reasons, birthday, Thanksgiving, etc. With this simple layout, you can make 6 of these cards by cutting your 12” x 12” DSP like this:

1. Figure out the direction (if it matters) you want your DSP-horizontal or vertical, then cut 1 ½” off the bottom. Measurement: 1 ½” x 12” and 10 ½” x 12”.

2.  Take the 10 ½” x 12” piece of DSP and cut at 4” along the 12” side of the DSP. Measurement: 4” x 10 ½” and 8” x 10 ½”.

3. Take that 4” x 10 ½” and cut it in half along the 10 ½” side. This will give you two pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”. 

4. Repeat on the 8” x 10 ½” piece of DSP, cutting at 4”, and then at 5 ¼”. You will have six pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

5. Cut at 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP at 4”, giving your three pieces measuring 1 ½” x 4”.

5. Cut the 1 ½” x 4” piece in half along the 1 ½” side, this will give you two pieces measuring ¾” x 4”. Repeat this step on the rest of the strips and you will have six pieces measuring ¾” x 4”.

This basic cut is a great way to use up that DSP (no more hoarding!) and you can dress the card front up or down with other products (punches, dies, ribbon, embellishments) without trying to figure out how to use up a whole bunch of little pieces! You can even take two of the base layers, cut them each diagonally, and use each side of the DSP design! Even easier is to use one piece and measure a cut across and flip one side over! So many easy possibilities!!

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Sail in the direction of your dreams!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! I just love the sentiments from the Come Sail Away stamp set and the sentiment I chose for today’s card is really a versatile and could be used for several occasions. I thought it would also be fun to incorporate the net die from Under the Sea to give the card front just a little added texture!

The base layer is this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

1. Stamp the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the net die from Under the Sea on Sahara Sand cardstock.
3. Stamp the compass in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

4. Use the sentiment die from Smooth Sailing to cut out a piece in Night of Navy cardstock.

5. Use Silver Foil to cut out the two compass direction arrows.

6. One silver brad in the smallest size.

Layer the two compass arrows together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then use the pierce end of the Take You Pick tool to poke a hole in the middle (for your brad) on your pierce mat:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue on certain spots along the back of the net to adhere to the base layer:

I then used my Multipurpose Glue to adhere the compass and lighthouse on top of the net. The sentiment is adhered to the layering piece and then adhered with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to a Seaside Spray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. At this point I felt that something should be added, so I used the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine for the bow. I used 18” of twine, folded into three 6” pieces, tied into a bow, trimmed the ends, and adhered with Multipurpose Glue:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” of coordinating cardstock along the bottom:

Since this is what I consider a versatile card, I opted not to include an inside sentiment at this time, but save for I choose to use it for. This really is a simple card to make, but I feel that the compass arrows in silver foil, the silver brad, and bow give it just a little extra touch!

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Color Royal Peacock your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is pretty and easy to create featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle! I will admit that every time I sit at my desk with this stamp set I will get on Google to find pictures and inspiration of real peacocks. You will find several color inspirations, which the first one I started out with used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Old Olive, but I just wasn’t happy with the end result. So, I put my computer away, set the colorful peacock aside, and started over with a blank piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Since the male is the colorful one, I decided to make a “female version” using Gray Granite as the base color, heat embossed the accent stamp with Silver Emboss Powder, and used Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends just to give her a bit of color. For these two stamps, I highly recommend using your Stamparatus to get a good alignment with the accent stamp:

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front your will need:

1. The stamped peacock cut out with the coordinating die and I added a small Pretty Peacock rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones for the eye.

2. Two strips of the Scalloped Laced Trim and Braided Linen Trim, cut at different lengths.

3. A piece of Gray Granite cardstock cut out with the third largest Layering Ovals Dies and embossed with the Beads & Baubles EF. Tip-Before embossing, I placed the EF on top of the embossed foil sheet, lined up the cardstock to where I was going to place it, and then embossed. This gives the cardstock and the foil sheet a fluid look when layered.

I used some snail on the back of the embossed oval cardstock to adhere the trim pieces and then placed dimensionals on top. This is then adhered to the base layer:

Adhere the peacock on top of the embossed oval cardstock and then adhere this complete piece to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flowers are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

So, what do you think of this “alternative coloring” for this peacock? I am much happier with this version and feel that the peacock still stands out against the foil sheet. I know that peacock’s have very distinct colors, so I may try something a little outside of the that color box on a future project.

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Create your own watercolor background!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper! You may have noticed that among some of the product changes in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, there is new watercolor paper. While I do still have some of the previous watercolor paper, I purchased a pack of the new paper so I can see for myself and share it with you. For starters, the new paper is 5” x 7” and comes with 10 sheets and the old paper is 6” x 9” and comes with 5 sheets, so slightly smaller, but more paper. Texture and color-the old paper has a distinct texture, whereas the new is very subtle and a bit smoother, but the color is pretty much the same. The new paper doesn’t feel as “stiff” as the old paper, but definitely is easy to color with using an Aqua Painter and Stampin’ Blends, which I used for today’s card. 

The one difference with the new paper, is that in order to get a “crisp and clean” stamped image, I had to use my Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the paper. I do have a large mat under my grid paper when I stamp so I don’t always have to use my pierce mat for photopolymer stamps, but using the pierce mat definitely made a difference! 

The bottom two flowers are stamped with the Stampin’ Pierce Mat behind the watercolor paper, the top three are stamped with the craft mat that I have on my desk.

The base layer is the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the large flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate and cut two additional images to create a mask so that the stamped flowers did not overlap onto each other:

I then used the small leaf stamp to fill in some of the space around the flowers:

I found it easiest to use a drop of refill ink for coloring, you can either use a clear block or place a drop of ink in the lid of the stamp pad (of the same color of course!)

1. Use the medium tip brush to color in the lines of the petals with Flirty Flamingo and Blackberry Bliss inks and to color in the centers with Daffodil Delight ink,

2. Use the large tip brush to fill in the flowers with Flirty Flamingo lines with Petal Pink ink and fill in the flowers with Blackberry Bliss lines with Highland Heather ink.

3. Use the medium tip brush to color in the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink.

4. Color the background around the flowers and leaves in with Light Soft Sea Foam ink.

5. Use a Blender Pen with Craft White ink around the outline of the flowers. Tip-I have a pen that one side is designated just for craft ink.

I wanted to see if I could give the paper a little more texture, so I embossed it with the Subtle EF, but after the ink completely dried:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Enough Silver Metal Thread to wrap around your hand five times, this will go behind the sentiment.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Story Label Punch, and then punch out another piece in Silver Foil, cut in half, to layer behind the sentiment.

Adhere the Silver Foil layer behind the sentiment, place some additional adhesive on the back, and then wrap and twist the thread behind the sentiment:

The sentiment piece is adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Smoky Slate ink. The flowers are stamped in the corner with Smoky Slate ink and I used one of the masks to layer the flowers. I colored these in with Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Blackberry Bliss, and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends, to tie into the colors on the card front:

Isn’t this a fun way to create your own background?? I really enjoyed my first time using the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and will definitely try another project using Watercolor Pencils to share with you all!

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Time to celebrate!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and light celebratory card made with a few products that you may not have thought to combine! I just love how you can create whatever color flowers you want with the Floral Essence stamp set, so combining them with the Garden Lane DSP was so easy! I also gave the leaves a different look by stamping them in Frost White Shimmer Paint before punching them out!

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. Two big and two small flowers stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, the centers stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and fussy cut out.

2. The sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on a 1” x 4” piece of Whisper White cardstock, one end punched with the Delightful Tag Topper punch and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch.

3. Cut a 1 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock with both ends punched the same as the sentiment piece to layer underneath.

4. Stamp the leaf on Mossy Meadow cardstock five times with Frost White Shimmer Paint, let dry, and punch out with the coordinating punch. Tip-use a craft sheet to pour a drop of the shimmer paint (it’s a big drop) and then lightly tap the stamp to get the paint on it and stamp off before stamping on cardstock to get any excess paint off. I wiped the stamp with a baby wipe and ran under water to rinse, then cleaned as normal:

To assemble:

1. Adhere the layered sentiment piece to the middle of the DSP base layer.

2. Adhere one of the big flowers with two of the leaves to the top corner of the sentiment and then adhere one leave to the small flower, adhering this with a dimensional next to the big flower.

3. Adhere the other big flower with one leaf to the bottom corner of the sentiment and adhere the other small flower with the leaf below the big flower with a dimensional:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I decided to add some Wink of Stella to the flower centers, it’s a little hard to see it:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and adhere a ½” x 5 ¼” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

I just love how the leaves look on the cardstock stamped in shimmer paint! If the shimmer paint is taking a bit to dry, you can always help it along with your heat tool, just be careful! This card really is versatile, can be used for any celebration!

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