Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ornate Garden Suite Daisy Card and fun Shaker Card

Hello, everyone!  I hope this finds you safe and well!  Today's projects are the projects I showed in my Facebook Live last Sunday (5-24).  You can find the Video on my Facebook page HERE

The first project is this sweet little Daisy Card (you know Daisies are one of my favorite flowers!)


Cardstock: Bumblebee (COMING June 3rd!) cut to 5/1/2" x  7 1/4" and scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 2 pieces, 1 cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and one piece used to cut the die.
Designers Series Paper:  Ornate Garden - 1 piece cut to 4" x 5 1'4"
Stamps: Ornate Style
Ink:  Memento
Blends:  Dark Mango Melody and Dark Old Olive
Accessories:  Bumblebee Ribbon (COMING June 3rd!) and Gilded Gems

Cut the Designer Series Paper at 2 3/4".  This will leave you with a 1 1/4" scrap.  Place this scrap on the left side of what will be the inside of the card being sure to leave even borders all around.  Use the floral border die from Ornate Borders to cut the right hand edge of the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White.  Place this on what will be the inside of the card making sure to line it up with the piece of Designer Series Paper.  Tie a piece of ribbon around the remaining piece of Designer Series Paper using the photo for position and then mount to the front of the card.  Cut the rectangle piece from Whisper White using the smallest rectangle frame in the Ornate Layers Die.  Using Memento Ink, stamp the Daisy from Ornate Style onto the die cut piece and color with Mango Melody and Old Olive Blends.  Mount this to the card front using the picture for placement.  Now send it off to brighten someone's day!!!!

The next card is a shaker card that was inspired by a card I saw on Sandi McIver's blog.  It was made with stamps from another company (horrors LOL!) and I knew I could recreate it with Stampin' Up! products.


Cardstock:  Old Olive - 1 piece cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" for card base, 1 piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/4" x 4 3/4", 1 piece of Whisper White cut to 4" x 5 1/4".  Small piece of Window Sheet for window.
Designer Series Paper: 1 piece cut to 4" x 5 1/4", 1 piece cut to 3 1/4"  x 4 3/4", and 1 piece cut to 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Stamps:  Ornate Style and Ornate thanks.
Ink:  Memento, Old Olive
Blends:  Light and Dark So Saffron, Light and Dark Calypso Coral, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Petal Pink and Dark Mango Melody
Accessories:  Sequins, Foam Adhesive Strips, Tailored Tag punch

Stamp the large floral image from Ornate Style on the the piece of Whisper White using Memento Ink.  Be sure to center it on the cardstock.  Punch the stamped cardstock with the Tailored Tag punch, again being sure to center the punch on the image.  Keep the punched piece, we will use the non-stamped side for the sentiment. Your piece should look like this:

Next, use the blends to color the image and then "fussy cut" the image out.  

Layer the largest piece of Designer Series Paper onto the card base and then layer the smaller piece of Designers Series Paper onto that.  Stamp the Thanks sentiment from Ornate Thanks onto non-stamped side of the piece that was punched from the floral image using Old Olive ink.  Place adhesive on the back of the Thanks sentiment.  Without using any adhesive, position the stamped and cut floral image on the front of the card to use as placement for the stamped Thanks piece.  Adhere the Thanks piece.  Use adhesive to adhere a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the stamped image.  On the back of the image, line the opening with Foam Adhesive Strips being sure there are no gaps.  Place a small amount of sequins on top of the Thanks sentiment then remove the backing from the foam strips and adhere the floral piece to the card front being sure to center the opening over the Thanks image and sequins.  Adhere the 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper to the remaining 4" x 5 1/4" and stamp any desired sentiment.  Adhere to the inside of the card.  Mail this to someone who needs a special word of thanks!!!!


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Easy Fun Fold Card

I have seen this card all over the internet but most of the directions were in centimeters.  Thanks to the AHHMAZING Patty Bennett, I found the measurements in inches!  Thank you Patty, you are the best!

This is the second card I demonstrated during my Facebook Live on May 10th.  You can see the video HERE

Here's my card!

and here's the inside:

Supplies needed:

1 piece of Designer Series Paper cut to 5 1/4" x 11 3/4"
Card base cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Embellishments and die cuts as desired.

This is so easy!!!!  Just score the Designer Series Paper at 1 3/4", 4 3/4" and 7 3/4" then just accordian fold it, embellish it and attach it to the card base!!!  How fast and easy is that! 

I used items from the Ornate Garden Suite which will be available in the new catalog BUT you can purchase this whole suite or individual items from it in my Online Store.  Just click the shop now button on the top left of my blog and look for the item number below.

Happy Stamping!!!!!

3D Pinwheel Card

Hi all!  I had so much fun creating this 3D Pinwheel Card!    I was browsing on Pinterest and came across a quilt pattern for this 3D pinwheel and knew I had to make it into a card!!!!  (By the way, if you want  to make this into a quilt, you can use the resize the squares an sew them together!)

Here's my card:

Supples needed:  
Paper:  Two pieces of Designers Series paper cut to 4"x4" and one piece of Designer Series paper cut 1 1/2" x 4"
Cardstock:  One layer cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and one Card Base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Embellishments and ribbon

Start with the two 4" x 4" pieces of Designer Series Paper.  (You may use cardstock for the base layer if you wish but the pinwheels should be made from Designer Series Paper so they will fold easily)

Cut both pieces into 2"x2" squares.  Fold the squares you wish to use for the pinwheel into a triangle.  Glue or tape each triangle shut.  You'll end up with four triangles looking like this:

Place a triangle on each of your four base pieces by placing glue on the bottom half of the triangle and then folding the point down to the bottom as shown below:

Next, layer these four squares and the 1 1/2" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper onto the 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" layer of cardstock using the placement shown below.

Mount and embellish as desired!  

 Here's a sample I made using cardstock that I ran through an embossing folder as the base squares:

You can also see the Facebook Live where I demonstrated this HERE  (Look for the recording posted on May 10th :)

For this project I used items from the Ornate Garden Suite.  This Suite will be in the upcoming catalog but you can buy it NOW through May31st in my Online Store!!!!!  Just click the Shop Now button on the top left of my blog to be taken to my store!  I've shown the item number for the entire suite but you can purchase items separately.

Happy Stamping!!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Facebook Live!!! May 10th at 2pm

Facebook live tomorrow at 2pm!!!!!!  Please join me as I make two fun fold cards and give a sneak peek at my preorder from the new catalog!!!  You can find my page HERE. Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Stampin' Up! Gives Back!

 One of the things I especially love about Stampin' Up! is that they are always ready to give back to the community!!!!  Of course they wanted to respond to the Covid-19 Quarantine situation, and respond they did!   They have come up with a Share Sunshine PDF that contains LOADS of images for you to use in making special cards for others as we are separated during this time.  

Here's a quick look at some of the images included in the FIFTEEN pages of the PDF.

You can purchase the PDF HERE

One Sheet Wonder Flip Flop

I had so much fun Sunday doing my first Facebook Live!!!!  I still have some things to learn (it was all mirror imaged LOL!) but I look forward to doing them in place of my regular classes while we are all in "Stay at Home" mode due to Covid-19.  I wanted to share my class with all of you!  So here it is!

One Sheet Wonder Flip Flop

This project will create nine cards from ONE 12"x12" Sheet of Designers Series Paper and just a few other products.    I used the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog for the images.  (All products will be listed below the instructions with links to my Online Store)  Here are the directions:

One piece of 12"x12" double sided Designer Series Paper
Nine card bases (cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Six pieces of coordinating cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Three layers of coordinating cardstock cut to 4 x 5 1/4
Stamps and embellishments as desired

Cut a 12"x12" piece of Designer Series Paper using the following cutting guide:

Use the following directions to create three of each design, making a total of nine cards.

Card #1

Cut three of the 4" x 5 1/4" pieces using the following cut guide.

Card #2

The next three cards use the three 4" x 1 3/4" pieces of Designers Series Paper to make three cards using the Card #2 Sketch

Use this the following instructions for all thee pieces of Designers Series Paper to make three cards using the Card #2 Sketch:

Adhere the 4" x 1 3/4" piece of Designers Series Paper to a cardstock layer cut at 4" x 5 1/4" I embossed my cardstock layer using an Embossing Folder for more interest).  Use ribbon or cardstock to cover the seam.  Adhere this to a card base.  Embellish as desired!

Card #3

Cut the remaining three 4" x 5 1/4" pieces using the following cut guide.

Use this the following instructions for all thee pieces of Designers Series Paper to make three cards using the Card #2 Sketch:

 "Flip" the left hand piece.  On this paper I liked having the solid on the side but you could flip the larger piece instead . Again it all depends on the Designers Series Paper you are using..  Adhere these layers to one of the 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of cardstock.  To cover the seam use a piece of cardstock that matches the card base and is cut to 1/2" x 5 3/8"  (You may use ribbon instead if desired).  Now adhere this to the card base. Embellish as desired!

If you wish to create these exact cards, all products I used are from the Peaceful Poppies Suite (shown below).  You can purchase the whole suite or purchase individual items.  All can be ordered through my online store by clicking the "Shop Now" button in the upper left corner of my Blog  (If you are already a customer of another Demonstrator please be sure to order through them).