Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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Card Swap Week part 4

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the first half of the card swaps I received back! I grouped these cards together and divided them into two days of Show and Tell! These are beautiful and awesome cards, I hope they inspire you!

This fist set is from the Graceful Suite (pages 164-165), using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass Thinlits Dies, and Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Designer Velum. These are great examples of how diverse the products from this suite are!

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This second set features cards made from the Lilypad Lake bundle (page 133) and the Tranquil Textures Suite (pages 154-155). These are great examples of using the most of your products!

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This third set features cards made from the Garden Impressions Suite (pages 128-130). Whether it’s the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, or the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, this suite makes such stunning cards!

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This last set features the Nature’s Poem Suite (pages 142-144), I just love the copper embossing and the embossed leaves on the card on the right! Both of these cards are stunning!

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I hope you have enjoyed these swaps and if there is any card in particular you would like more info about, contact me today!

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Lilypad Lake

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! I’ve been creating with Lilypad Lake all week and have yet to make a lake card! I also included a sneak peek at the Artisan Textures stamp set when I created the lake, this set is not available until June 1st, but this is one of the stamp sets I won from a Prize Patrol from OnStage in April!! This card is actually very easy to make and was inspired by the striped DSP from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

For the card layers you will need Mint Macaron cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, Tranquil Tide cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the striped DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

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To make the lake on the Whisper White cardstock, first start with the single tree stamp from Rooted in Nature and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink (1st, 2nd, & 3rdgeneration stamping):

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To create the shoreline, I used a Sponge Dauber in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the waves in Mint Macaron ink (this is the stamp from Artisan Textures):

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I then used this stamp again in Tranquil Tide ink and filled in the water’s color with a Sponge Dauber in Soft Sea Foam ink:

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The lilypads are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers and Grapefruit Grove ink with a Blender Pen. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelit:

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The cardstock and DSP layers are all adhered to the Mint Macaron card base:

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The lilypads are adhered along the bottom with dimensionals:

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The inside is stamped with the single tree stamp in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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You may be wondering why there is no sentiment on this card?? Well, all the cards I share with you I do send out and sometimes it’s nice to have a card that is readily available for any reason. I like to have a stash of cards readily available because sometimes life gets hectic and you may forget about that card you needed, lol!

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***The product number for Mint Macaron cardstock listed below is incorrect, it is 147106 from the new catalog. Also, the product info for the Artisan Textures stamp set is not available at the time this blog is written, however, it is found on page 130 in the new catalog and here is a link to a former blog post with a picture.


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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

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You are wonderful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first started to create this card, I got out my Tranquil Textures DSP, and looked at my scraps to see if there is anything that would go together or something that I could create a card with, because who doesn’t have those pesky odds and ends of paper that get ignored?? So, I started with a piece of DSP in Fresh Fig and a piece in Crumb Cake and just went from there.

The card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and I used the Hardwood background stamp in Fresh Fig ink:

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I had this 3” x 6” strip of DSP from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP and trimmed it down to 3” x 5 ½”:

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I used these two scraps from Tranquil Textures DSP:

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The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a 1 ¼” x 3 ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Both pieces are then punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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The heron is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Early Espresso ink, colored in with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Markers, and cut out with the coordinating die:

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A piece of Copper Trim is tied in a bow around the Wood Textures DSP and then adhered to the card base:

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The 3” x 3” piece of Tranquil Textures DSP is adhered with dimensionals, the sentiment banner piece is adhered with Snail, and then the heron is adhered along the edge with Glue Dots:

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The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Versamark ink, and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I stamped and colored the inside heron the same as the front and then cut out two pieces of the grass from the Lakeside Framelits Dies in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cardstocks:

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I love how this card turned out and Fresh Fig, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake are not colors I would have ever thought to have used making a card! I guess getting out those scraps and seeing what you can create can pay off!!

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Be Calm

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle, Abstract Impressions stamp set, and Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper! I wanted to create a simple, yet elegant, card for these sentiments from Lilypad Lake stamp set and was able to use the Garden Impressions DSP to create this.

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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I used a piece of this designer series paper from Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the lilypad stamp in Memento ink and use a Blender Pen to color in using Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, and Lovely Lipstick inks. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelits:

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The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the lilypad’s are adhered with Glue Dots:

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I adhered the DSP at an angle to the card base and then used a piece of the 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White and tied in a bow:

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The sentiment is then adhered to the front with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and the butterfly image is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick inks:

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This was my first time using the Tulle Ribbon and I really like the ease of tying a bow with it! This is a new product that will be available for purchase on June 1stand it comes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, I think I’m going to add Very Vanilla to my shopping list!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me! June 1stis just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

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To See Far

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the new 2018-2020 In Colors and the Lilypad Lake Bundle! I just love the font used for these sentiments and also wanted to experiment with the wave framelit die. So, when I started creating this card, I thought I would mix in some High Tide stamps!

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”

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For the base layer you will need two pieces of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On the first piece of Whisper White, stamp both of the lighthouse images in Blueberry Bushel ink and the ground stamp in Sahara Sand ink, from the High Tide stamp set. I used my Stamparatus (available on my online store June 1st!!) to line the stamps up:

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This image is then fussy cut out of the Whisper White cardstock and then I used the small ground stamp from High Tide to fill in some of the area in Sahara Sand ink:

Use a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand ink to finish coloring in the ground area around the lighthouse:

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For the second piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the wave framelit from the Lakeside Framelit Dies twice with the Big Shot. Note: I used the Precision Base Plate to get the cuts completely through, I had some issues with my first piece of cardstock, and used washi tape to keep the framelit in place:

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I cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to 3 ½” x 4”, but if you don’t have glimmer paper, you can use a piece of cardstock. This is going to be placed behind the waves:

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Using the leftover Whisper White cardstock from the lighthouse, stamp the sailboat images from Lilypad Lake stamp set twice in Memento ink. I then colored the sailboats in Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel inks. They are then cut out using the coordinating framelit:

I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the Silver Glimmer Paper to the back of the card base and then used Snail to adhere the lighthouse piece to the front:

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To soften this piece, I used a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party ink around the top and sides:

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Use the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake and stamp several times in Pineapple Punch ink. The bird stamp from High Tide is in Blueberry Bushel ink (see my boo-boo? I’ll fix that!):

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To finish the base layer, I adhered the sailboats with Glue Dots, used the grass stamp from High Tide in Call Me Clover ink, and stamped the sentiment from Lilypad Lake in Blueberry Bushel ink, using the framelit from Lakeside Framelits to cut it out and adhere with Dimensionals:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base with Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink. The waves along the bottom are also stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink, I stamped another sailboat in Memento ink, colored it in with Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove inks, cut out with the coordinating framelit, and then adhered with a Mini Dimensional:

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I just love combining High Tide and Lilypad Lake together to make this card!! I also really loving the new In Colors! There’s usually one or two that I’m “ho-hum” about, that’s just me, but I really think that because they all coordinate so nicely together and are so vibrant, it makes incorporating them a breeze!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me! June 1st is just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to Mix it up Monday! Today I am mixing a whole lot of creativeness to make this awesome display case picture! I was inspired to make this as a follow up to the Father’s Day Blog Hop card from Saturday, if you missed it, you can see it here. Please note, this 8” x 10” display case picture frame is not sold by Stampin’ Up!

I first started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5” x 7”:

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I masked the bottom half of the cardstock at 4”:

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The sun stamp is from the High Tide stamp set in Pineapple Punch ink:

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The sun stamp from Lilypad Lake is only a ring image, so I used that in Crushed Curry ink around the Pineapple Punch sun:

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I used a Sponge Brayer in Crushed Curry ink across the mask line (yes, I forgot to mask the sun, however, I will show you what I did later):

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For the rest of the sunset coloring, I used sponges in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Merry Merlot, and Night of Navy:

How if fixed the mistake with the sun, is I used the sun stamp from High Tide again and stamped it twice in Crushed Curry ink:

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I removed the mask from the bottom of the sunset and repositioned it to cover the sunset:

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The shoreline was created by using the lighthouse ground cover stamp from High Tide in Sahara Sand ink and then I used a Sponge Brayer in Sahara Sand to fill in:

To create the water, start with a Sponge Brayer and Blueberry Bushel ink, and you will want to get a concentration of ink towards the sunset line:

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Next, you will use another Sponge Brayer and Night of Navy ink to make the water even darker. I really like combining these two colors together for this water look, I sampled these on a piece of scratch paper to first see if I just wanted one of the blues by themselves or to combine them together:

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When I removed the mask I didn’t quite like the abrupt line between the water and the sunset, so I used the Sponge Brayer with Blueberry Bushel in and carefully went along that line to try and soften it up:

To create the sun reflection on the water, I used this little stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink:

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I filled in the rest of the water using the wave stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink. My craft ink is very juicy, so I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then stamped the image on the cardstock 2 or 3 more times before inking again and repeating the process:

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Using Basic Black cardstock, cut out these images using the Lakeside Framelit Dies. The sailboat framelit from this set cuts out two boats together and then a small one, so I positioned the cardstock so it would only cut out this small sailboat:

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The images are then positioned and adhered with Glue Dots:

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Since I wasn’t sure which Designer Series Paper I wanted to use, I waited until the previous part was complete and then chose this DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP and trimmed it down to 8” x 10”:

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I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the cardstock to the DSP so I would have time to reposition if needed and to ensure it stays adhered to the DSP since the glass from the frame is not right on top of it:

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To complete the project, place in the display frame:

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I thought this was a great follow up for a Father’s Day gift to go along with the card or you can even make a card with these instructions, just us a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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