Fun fold card with the Come Sail Away Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which an awesome fun fold card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! This suite makes making those masculine cards so easy! What better way to show off this suite than to make a fun fold card? While this style of card may look complicated, it’s pretty easy and I’m going to show you each step on how I made this card, so let’s get started!

Your card base is Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and at 2 ¾”:

You will have a smaller card base, which is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, and scored at 3 ¾”:

For this smaller card base, fold the card in half at the score line, and the opening will be facing left. I chose this design from Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, and the lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die. The DSP is adhered to the card front and the lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside of the smaller card base, cut a piece of Whisper White and Seaside Spray cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”. The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped in Night of Navy ink on the Whisper White cardstock. The Seaside Spray cardstock is embossed with the High Seas 3D folder, but before embossing, I used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink to color the folder, spritzed the paper with water, and then embossed. The two sailboats are stamped in Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, I used a blender pen to “pull the ink” from the shadows and fill ink, and then cut out with the coordinating die:

These are adhered to the inside with snail:

For the card base, you will need two piece of DSP cut at 2 ½”x 4” for the two small panels, the seagrass die is used to cut out of Sahara Sand and Mossy Meadow cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, the sentiment die is used to cut out a piece in Soft Suede ink, and then you will need an anchor and boats wheel from the trinkets, I used some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to tie into knots on the anchor:

The two panel pieces of DSP are adhered to the cardstock and the seagrass is adhere to the inside panel:

The flap from the smaller card is going to go under the sentiment, so before adhering anything, I lined up the smaller flap and the sentiment piece so that I knew how far to the right the smaller card needed to go, but also where I could place the sentiment so that it would help close the card:

I used liquid glue (this is important) to adhere the smaller card to the card base, then that way I had a little wiggle room if I need to move the smaller card:

I used a clear block to help keep the card flap closed so that I could line up the sentiment with dimensionals. You do not want dimensionals all the way over to the right, you need to leave that space open for the flap:

Then I adhered the trinkets with glue dots:

Here is the completed card opened:

Now I could have used one more piece of DSP in between the Seaside Spray cardstock and the sentiment, but I liked it this way. Here are the measurements for this fun fold card so you can make your own!

Card base: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and 2 ¾”

Inside base: 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, scored at 3 ¾”

Card base layers (cardstock or DSP): 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4” and one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”

Inside card layers: 3 ½” x 3 ½”

For the flap, you will need a smaller piece with dimensionals

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Create a fun card with the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new Praiseworthy Prose Bundle! As sad as I was when SU! retired the Letters for You stamp set and the Large Letter Framelits, I was so excited to see the new Hand Letter Prose Dies!! What is so great about these new dies, is that they are smaller and you can fit more letters on the front of your card! So, when you pair the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set with the dies, you really do have a variety of cards that can be made with this bundle!! After the card tutorial, I will share a few pictures about the dies so you can see for yourself how these are different.

The base layer for this card is this design from Mosaic Mood DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, I used the letters to cut out the sentiment in Gold Foil and Mint Macaron cardstock, which I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the Mint Macaron cardstock to the back of the Gold Foil letter. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sued ink (you can either use a stampin’ write marker or mask the lines and stamp with your ink pad) on a ½” x 3” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (I always keep the strips of VV and WW cardstock when I am cutting for the inside of a card), stamping each line one at a time and I just used my snips to trim the ends at an angle. I cut three strips of Soft Suede cardstock at 5/8” x 3 1/8” to layer under the sentiments, again using my snips to trim the ends at an angle. Finally, you will need enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the die cut letters across the middle of the DSP with my fine tip glue pen, tied the ribbon around the lower part of the DSP into a bow, adhered the sentiments with dimensionals, and then adhered this to the Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” X 5 ¼”, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and the background stamp from Praiseworthy Prose is stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

Isn’t this bundle just awesome?? I almost didn’t get the stamp set, but then I thought about it and decided to get the bundle after all because they have some great sentiments! Now, I took some additional pictures of the dies so that if you have been considering these, maybe it might help you. 

The first picture is of all the dies on a 8” x 7” Magnetic Card (from Stamp-n-Storage), so you can see that the 43 dies fit on this:

The second picture is of the Mint Macaron cardstock that I used to die cut the letters and if you notice, there is no “outline” left on the cardstock from the dies. The dies from Large Letters Framelits always left the “outline” impression on the cardstock when die-cutting:

The last picture is of a few of the dies, showing how big these dies really are:

So, you can fit more letters for a bigger saying or even a couple of words on your card front, they are very easy to use, and a little bit more affordable! I definitely recommend these dies!!

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Congratulations card from the Noble Peacock Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun alternative card made with products from the Noble Peacock Suite! But wait, where’s the peacock?? Don’t worry, those cards will be coming soon, however I thought this card is a fun way to feature the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP! I just love how Terracotta Tile stands out against the Old Olive Foil DSP.

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

For the rest of the card front, you will stamp the sentiment in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the third largest stitched circle framelit, use the largest Stitched Labels die to cut out of Terracotta Tile cardstock, two of the leaf dies in Crumb Cake Cardstock (two of the dies are the same and one is slightly different), the other leaf die in Old Olive cardstock, two pieces of Braided Linen Trim cut at 7”, and a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim cut at 15”:

I used some snail to help adhere the lace trim to the base layer, making a “Z”:

I used a little more snail to adhere the linen trim going diagonally across the base layer, placing it where the sentiment will cover:

The leaves (or maybe they are sprigs?) are adhered behind the sentiment piece and then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink, and the flowers are stamped in Terracotta Tile ink:

Isn’t this a gorgeous card?? There’s nothing like making an over-the-top card congratulating someone!! While this suite was #2 on my “must have” list (Sailing Home was #1) and even if this really doesn’t appeal to you, you should definitely check out the Specialty DSP because it’s just stunning! You can definitely use this for a variety of card making!!

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Fun fold card with Beautiful Promenade!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun fold card with the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and the Perennial Essence DSP! I decided to make this a birthday card with the sentiments from the new Itty Bitty Birthdays! If you missed it, this is a cute stamp set with classic, funny, and a little witty sentiments! Since most of my go-to birthday stamp set have retired, I thought these would be a great staple set to turn any card into a birthday card. 

To start, cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” for the base layer and then this design from Perennial Essence DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” to layer on top:

For the mini card, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 4 ½” x 6 ½”, and scored at 3 ¼”:

For the card front, stamp the outline flower in Blackberry Bliss ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, carefully color around the edges with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fill in with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends (I used a very light touch around the Blackberry Bliss ink, it will bleed with the blends pen), use the leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out three in Mossy Meadow cardstock, some Silver Metallic Thread, and a coordinating piece of DSP cut at 1 ½”x 3 ¼” and used the edgelit die from Beautiful Layers:

To assemble the mini card, I first stamped the diamond shape background stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink along the side edges, adhered the leaves to the back of the flower, adhered to the DSP, adhered the metallic thread to the back of the DSP and then adhered this to the mini card front. I then heat embossed the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder:

I adhered the DSP to the Petal Pink cardstock base and then adhered the mini card to the front:

For the inside, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp the flower in the corner, colored with Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Markers:

Isn’t this a fun fold card to make? Perennial Essence DSP is so versatile and I just love it! I really can coordinate with a variety of flower stamps, I would never have thought to combine this stamp set with this DSP!!

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Butterfly Wishes card with the new Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features several new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, including the new Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder! As you may know, Stampin’ Up! has made some changes to their embossing and die cutting line, specifically they are no longer working with Sizzix, but are working with a new supplier. Since the launch of the new annual catalog, SU! has introduced a new embossing folder plate (it’s blue!!) that’s designed to work with the new 3D folders that are thinner than the old dynamic folders. After my card tutorial, I’ll show you what I tried and found out using the new plate versus the standard cutting pads.

This card was actually inspired by the annual catalog for the Butterfly Wishes stamp set on page 18. There is a little bit of fussy cutting involved, but even for someone like me who is not a fan of fussy cutting, this was pretty easy!

I first started with stamping the butterfly twice on Petal Pink cardstock in Petal Pink ink, fussy cut them out of the cardstock, and then on one of the butterflies I trimmed the body and antennae off. The flowers from the stamp set are stamped in So Saffron ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut out:

The sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the “square” Rectangle Stitched Die, use the smallest Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Gray Granite cardstock and emboss with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder that is inked with the Gray Granite ink pad, adhere a silver Designer Elements to the middle of the flowers, cut a 5” piece of Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon, fold in half, and wrap some Linen Thread around to tie into a knot (I used a glue dot to keep the ribbon folded over while I tied the thread), I used the 2ndlargest Stitched Nested Label to cut a piece of this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, and I curled the butterfly wings with my bone folder, used the Fine Tip Glue Pen along the bottom edge of the butterfly wing behind the full butterfly (tip of the right side wing down along to the edge of the bottom left wing till just about where it starts to curve) to adhere the two wings together, the cut out image with the body will be on top:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stitched sentiment piece on top of the rectangle cardstock, adhere to the embossed base layer, and then use two glue dots to adhere the ribbon. Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, adhere two of the flowers with glue dots and the third with a mini dimensional, and then adhere the butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the butterflies are stamped in Petal Pink ink and the sentiment with Purple Posy ink using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

Isn’t this a super cute card?? I just love the new Brick & Mortar embossing folder, it has a lot of fun detail, and I wanted to show you that by inking up the embossing folder before I embossed the cardstock!! If you are not sure about the changes to the embossing folders, don’t be! I actually ordered three of the folders in my last order, Brick & Mortar 3D, High Seas 3D, and Beads & Baubles, and they work great! Below is my insight on the Brick & Mortar since it has a lot of little details!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate

First let me say that I’ve had my SU! Big Shot for 10 years, so that means I have the old tab style multipurpose platform, I just never really got around to purchasing the new style, so this is what my insight is based on. I tried several different ways to emboss with the new embossing plate and the old standard plates, spritzing with water, and dry embossing. You definitely need to spritz your cardstock with water, it does make a difference! My first attempt with the new embossing plate, the platform on Tab 1, and spritzed:

Result from 3D Embossing Plate, Multipurpose Platform on Tab 1, and spritzed with water

Not a lot of detail, so my next attempt was with Tab 2 (both tabs closed), the standard cutting pad, and spritzed:

Result from standard cutting pad, multipurpose platform on tab 2, and spritzed with water (back side of embossed cardstock)

Much better! However, it was almost “forcing” the folder thru the Big Shot and I know that continual use like that will warp the embossing folder and put stress on the Big Shot. I tried one more time with the embossing plate on Tab 1:

Result from 3D embossing plate, multipurpose platform on tab 1, spritzed with water, and ran thru Big Shot 3 times

Looks so much better! The difference this time is that I ran it thru the Big Shot 3 times, yes, 3 times! I ran it forth, back, and forth and yes, you should always put the spine first, which I did, but I just didn’t take it out. Kind of like when you have detailed thinlit die and you have to run it thru a couple of times to get a good and complete cut? 

So bottom line is, get the new embossing plate, if the embossing folder has detail (like Brick & Mortar), just run it thru a couple more times, and make sure you spritz with water!! 

The right is with the standard cutting pad, which was a tight squeeze thru the Big Shot and the left is with the new embossing folder and ran thru the Big Shot 3 times, not a tight squeeze

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Smile…it’s your day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the new stamp set, Capture the Good! This stamp set was inspired by Tami White for her 1 million dollar sales achievement (she was the first demonstrator to achieve the 2 million dollar sales achievement last year). Not only is Tami my upline, but she is also a sweet friend of mine! Granite I only get to see her a couple times a year at On Stage, but it is so wonderful seeing her and the other sweet ladies from Team Stamp It! When she offered a special bundle featuring her stamp set AND you could get it autographed, I jumped at the chance! Needless to say, this stamp set will be part of my “permanent” collection!! Normally I only create cards using Stampin’ Up! products, but I thought the camera from this set would be perfect to take it a step up with the lens and use a Mini Wobble Spring. These are self-adhesive springs that give your projects a little “pop” and you can see them HERE from Amazon.com.

The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the dash stamp from the Birthday Backgrounds in Pretty Peacock ink and used my Stamparatus with the “hinge step technique” to line the stamp evenly across. TIP-normally you would just move your plate to the next hinge, but with the stamp you will move it two over and then stamp:

The camera is stamped in Memento Ink on Smoky Slate cardstock, I filled in the shadows with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, used the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches for the camera lens, heat embossed the sentiment in silver on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 6thlargest Stitched Nested Labels, cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock with the 5thlargest label to layer under the sentiment, and picked out 7 of the Pool Party Iridescent Sequins. TIP-I number my labels, 1 is the largest and 8 is the smallest:

The sentiment layers are adhered together and then I adhered both the camera and sentiment to the stamped based layer:

The larger ring for the camera lens is adhered with mini dimensionals and then the smaller inner lens piece is adhered with the mini wobble spring:

This is what the Mini Wobble Spring looks like

This piece is then adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used my Take Your Pick Tool and Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequins to make it look like “camera flashes”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is in Pretty Peacock ink and the small lens stamp in Pool Party ink:

Isn’t this a fun stamp set?? Not only can you make super cute cards, but it would be great for scrapbooking! 

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Let’s Celebrate with Cake!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new stamp set, Celebrate with Cake! If this stamp set doesn’t quite look familiar, that’s because you cannot find it in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Wait, what?? That’s right, you can only find this stamp set in the online store as part of the Experience Creativity Projects. If you are new to stamping, this is a great way to start small and not feel so overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to begin! Celebrate with Cake is a super cute stamp set and so easy to create with!

To begin, cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, two of the corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch, and then is embossed with the Subtle DTIEF (this folder is from the previous catalog and not the new 3D folder):

The next layer is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Rococo Rose, first cut 1 ½” off one side, turn, and then cut in half at 3”. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 4 ½” and then cut the strip in half, giving you two pieces at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front you will need one piece of the DSP, on Shimmery White cardstock, stamp the cake in Merry Merlot ink, the candle in Sahara Sand and Daffodil Delight inks, cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Labels, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink on Shimmery White cardstock, punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch, use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Silver Foil Sheet to layer under the sentiment, and enough Rose Metallic Thread for under the stamped cake piece:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock at an angle, adhere the metallic thread to the back of the shimmery cardstock, and then adhere this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sentiment is layered on the silver foil sheet, adhered with dimensionals, and the base layer is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I wanted to give this card a little bling, so I used three of the largest Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the balloons are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the party hat is stamped in Merry Merlot ink, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Merry Merlot ink, fussy cut out and adhered with dimensionals, and the ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you just love this color combo of Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, and Sahara Sand?? A great way to “play with” the new 2019-2021 In Colors is with the 6” x 6” DSP and have fun creating different color combinations. You can even just keep it simple and pair the DSP with the same color cardstock.

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