Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Some More OnStage at Home Card Ideas

Here are two more cards my dear demo friends, Anne and Lori, shared with me. We made these together while we were at OnStage at Home in San Diego last month. 

Delicate Dahlias stamp set, with Basic White card base, Crumb Cake and Pale Papaya cardstocks, and the 3/8" Pale Papaya organza ribbon. Unfortunately, I didn't note the name of the Designer Series Paper or the stamp set name, and I don't have those in my own collection. So sorry.

Double Gate Card Fun Fold using Designer Series Paper

Old Olive card base Basic White and Crushed Curry cardstock, Beauty of the Earth DSP, Layering Circle Dies, and Encircled in Warmth stamp set in Memento Basic Black ink. 

The secret to the Double Gate Fold in the corners you trim off of the top edge, get flipped over, and glued to the bottom corners. The corner trim piece is approximately 2" from each corner.

The Double Gate Fold card is a good one to use up some of your Designer Series Paper stash.

Have fun experimenting with a variety of Designer Series Papers and see what wonderful cards result.

Happy Creating!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sunday Merry Bunco Party Fun!

Sunday's Merry Bunco was super fun too. Another eight ladies joined in the fun.

Above Left to Right - Elizabeth, Karma, Bette, and Sue.

Above Left to Right - Laurie, Debora, Patti, and Ngara

A couple photos while playing the game.

Two new Make and Take cards for Sunday. Everyone did great!

Here's the two make and take designs:

Bunco Prize Gifts with Paper Pumpkin Gifts Galore tag for Most Wins, Most Losses, and Most Buncos!

These darling bags were purchased on Amazon. They held quite a lot. 
The Peppermint Puffs box shown in yesterday's post along with a spool of ribbon, emery board or pencil pack, gift package tags, and mini coaster calendar.

Each event also had a door prize drawing as well.  Everyone went home very happy!
This just might have to become an annual tradition!

Happy Holidays to you!

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Saturday Night Merry Bunco Party

As a way to celebrate another pandemic year, these wonderful ladies donned their masks and came over to play bunco, make two simple cards, and win prizes. Everyone said they had a great time!

Above Left to Right - Nancy, Darlene, Barb, and Sue.

Above Left to Right - Beth, Cherie, Megan, and Angie

A couple in action photos!

Between one of the bunco games we got up from the tables and made our make and take cards using this month's Paper Pumpkin kit - Gifts Galore!  We also enjoyed some punch and snack foods.

Here are the card layouts that the ladies referred to as they made their one tree card and one of the two other present cards.

Here's one of the treats that went into the goodie bag each guest received. Yummy!

Products used to make the Treat Boxes and most are available to order 
at my online store (link below):
3x3 Acetate Boxes
filled with 7 Peppermint Puff candies purchased at Walgreens
Belly Band from Peaceful Christmas Designer Series Paper (retired)
Trees Fussy Cut Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper
Non-SU ribbon - 1/8" wide red satin ribbon purchased at Joanns
Cinnamon Cider cardstock
Red Rhinestone jewels
Christmas to Remember stamp set
Real Red ink 
Dimensionals and Glue Dots

Come back tomorrow to see more photos of the Sunday Bunco Party. There were different make and take cards, plus you'll get to learn what the Goodie Bags looked like!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Cross Over Gate Fun Fold Card

Back in September when I was receiving Birthday Cards from Debbie Henderson's Random Act of Kindness card club, this Cross Over Gate Fun Fold was one of the styles of cards I received. I had never seen this fun fold before, so I thought it would be a perfect one to give Lori and Anne when we were together for OnStage at Home.  They loved their cards! 

Since I am already in love with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite, it was easy to use some of the Designer Series Paper and pieces of the Memories and More Card Pack to build these two cards.

The secret to this card is how you glue the two front rectangles. Half of One rectangle is glued on the upper left front and half of the other rectangle on the lower right front.

First Card front with matching envelope flap.

Fully open inside of the first card.

Flipped over backside of the first card.


The Second Card front with matching envelope flap.

Fully open inside of the second card.

The fully opened backside of the second card.
Did you notice the partial snowflakes are hidden behind the flaps to surprise when the card is opened?

Supplies used to make these cards:

Cinnamon Cider cardstock - cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"
Real Red cardstock rectangles - 2-5/8" x 4"
Decorative pieces of Designer Series Paper or Memories and More Cards - 2-3/8" x 3-3/4"
Now you take it from here - Decorate and embellish as you would like.

Don't forget to add a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper on the back envelope flap to create a coordinated set. 

This Cross Over Gate Fun Fold Card has so many holidays and occasions that it can be used for. The only limit is your imagination. Give it a try!

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Two Piece Cascade Fancy Fold Card

Now it is my downline Anne's turn to show off the card she shared with me while we were together at OnStage at Home. She chose a two-piece Cascade Fancy Fold design.
I love how pretty it turned out! Thanks for the great idea Anne!

The message can be written on the reverse when the card is folded flat.

Supplies Used to Make this Card:

Pale Papaya Cardstock and Ink
 Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper
Artistically Inked Stamp Set 
Pear Pizzazz Ink
Basic White cardstock
Gingerbread Dies for trim
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Champagne Rhinestones


Here is a great website full of a gazillion fun folds.

Why reinvent the wheel when great resources like this one are already available? Check it out, it will be worth your time.

Happy Fun Folding!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Lori's Share of the Triple Diamond Fold Back Pop Up Card

Here's another fun card that my demo friend, Lori P., shared with me while we were together at OnStage at Home. Introducing the Triple Diamond Back Pop-Up Card! I had never seen this fun fold before, so I was very glad she learned of it and shared it.

We used the summer Sale-a-Bration Counting Sheep Stamp set (retired), Sheep Dies (retired), Crushed Curry cardstock, Basic White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock for the fence, and retired Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper to make this card.

With a quick google search, I located another demonstrator who has all the dimensions and another cute card idea to see on her blog. Check out the link below.

I encourage you to give this card a try with products in your craft room. The resulting card is so unusual and fun!  Thanks for taking a look!

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Lori's Year Long Calendar Project Gift

Lori P., my friend and sister Demonstrator gave me this lovely gift when I was in San Diego a couple weeks ago for OnStage at Home. It is such a thoughtful gift and so useful too! Thanks for your generosity!

12-month handstamped calendar

Each month's page stands in a clear plastic CD case.

January to April

May to August

September to December

Thanks again Lori! Such a fun idea! I may have to do something similar next year for my customers or offer a class for this!

Thanks for stopping by!

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