Monday, June 21, 2021

Hand Penned Memories and More Card Idea

I love easy cards to make quickly. This layout definitely fills that need. Using the Hand Penned Memories and More Card Pack you can make gorgeous cards quickly!


The focal point on this card is just one Memories & More card that I die cut with the Scalloped Contour Dies. I love the cool result! Wrap with the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon and tie a pretty bow, raise with dimensionals, and add several Genial Gems embellishments and you're all done!


Cutting an inner liner from Basic White and adding one of the stickers included in the card pack, you will be finished in no time!

Easy Peasy! You can order these items at my online store at the link below.
Pale Papaya and Basic White Cardstock
Hand Penned Memories and More Card Pack
Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon
Genial Gems

Have a lovely, creative day!


  
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Seashells Die Ocean Theme Card

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have amazing bodies of water in the Puget Sound, but it's not the Pacific Ocean which is what I'm familiar with growing up in Southern California. But I decided I couldn't resist this amazing combination of the Friends are like Seashells stamp set, the Seaside Shells Die, and the Seashell's 3D Embossing Folder after all. 

The card result is just so stunning when embossed on foil paper. I used the Oh So Ombre 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper from the first Sale-a-bration promotion at the start of this year to give that lovely Bermuda Bay aquatic feel on the Basic White card base. The Love You Always Foil Sheets, especially the Sahara Sand color just went so well in this design.  (Two step process: Emboss foil first, then use the die cut. It is easy to align the shells in the die due to already being embossed.) Use Mini Dimensionals raise up the embossed die cut.

This simple but stunning card is finished off with a 5/8" strip of Basic White with greeting stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  

I was inspired by a variety of demonstrators who hopped on the bandwagon with these products much earlier than I did.


I plan to experiment with other colors of foil I have in my collection so see what unique combinations I can come up with. I hope you have fun with this idea too!

The Friends are like Seashells Bundle is available in my online store by clicking the link below.

Have a wonderful day!

  
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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Expressions in Ink Happy Birthday


Here's another beautiful card using the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Biggest Wishes stamp set. 

I was inspired by Patty Bennett's design but changed up the design a bit by using a Pale Papaya card base and an additional layer of Magenta Madness behind the DSP. I used some very retired 1/8" gold ribbon, plus the new Scalloped Contour Dies for the Basic White layer. I have to say I'm not crazy about this specific die as I couldn't get the loose edges to lay down following the heat embossing of birthday. (I love all the rest of the dies in the set, however!) I also learned I needed to heat set the happy to dry the ink, so no specks of gold embossing powder would stick to the Magenta Madness ink accidentally. Oh well, live and learn. The card is embellished with 2021-23 InColor Jewels.

I hope this design inspires you to design a similar card to send out to your friends and family!


  
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hand-Penned Spanner Card

Spanner Card anyone? I had never seen one before Lisa's Stamp Studio shared their design online. I had to make one for myself. As always, I changed it up a bit using a different color of card base. The Misty Moonlight really goes well in this design I think. I also used a different pattern of the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP).


In the closed position you really can't see the spanner part.


Still can't see it.


Now you get the idea. The piece of window sheet created the span between the two narrow side pieces, or one could say it "bridged the gap"!


The innermost layers.


SPANNER CARD CUTTING DIMENSIONS:

BASE:

·        Misty Moonlight cardstock, cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”. Then measure from the outside edge of at 1-1/4” on each side. Using your paper trimmer, cut from the score line (crease) to the open edge for both sides.

FRONT SIDES:  

·        Basic Black – cut 2 pieces 1-1/8” x 4-1/8”. 

·        DSP – cut 2 pieces 1” x 4”

CENTER FRONT:  

·        Basic Black – cut 2-7/8” x 4-1/8” plus a 1” wide x 4” scrap for the scalloped edge.

·        DSP – 2-3/4” x 4”

·        Basic White Greeting strip – ¾” x 2-3/4”

·        Window Sheet (bridge) 1-1/4” x 5-1/4”

INSIDE:

·        Basic White 4-1/2” x 5-3/8”

·        Basic Black – cut 2 pieces 1-1/8” x 4-1/8” 

·        DSP – cut 2 pieces 1” x 4”

FOR FLORAL DIE CUT IMAGE:

·        Thick Basic White 2-3/4” x 3-1/4”

·        Stamp floral image from Hand-Penned Petals in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron ink stamp interior shading of flowers and leaves. Using Stampin’ Blends in Dark Mint Macaron and Light Calypso Coral hand color accent portions.

FOR ENVELOPE FLAP:

·        DSP – 2-3/8” X 6”


SPANNER CARD BUILDING STEPS

1.     Fold card on score line.

Inside of card

2.     Adhere Basic White to inside solid half of card base.

3.     Adhere each Polka Dot DSP strip to each Basic Black Strip.

4.     Adhere each Polka Dot/Black strip to each side of Basic White piece.

Moving to the two front side panels

5.     Adhere each Green Stripe DSP strip to each Basic Black Strip.

6.     Adhere Window Sheet strip to the front of the two side panels with small pieces of tear and tape, so bottom edge of window sheet is 1/16” from bottom of card front.

7.     Then adhere each Green Stripe/Black strip to each front side, so it encloses the window sheet.

Center Panel of Front

8.     Adhere floral DSP to Basic Black cardstock.

9.     Go die cut the scallop edge on strip of Basic Black. The strips are in a bag by the big shot.

10. On the narrow piece of Basic White – stamp “Anything is Possible” in Tuxedo Black about ¼” away from the left edge and close to the top edge about 1/16” down.

11. Glue stamped white strip with top edge at 1-1/4” away from bottom edge of center card base panel. It is supposed to fit on the DSP only.

12. Take Black Scalloped Border piece and adhere it just below “possible” so there is black cardstock hanging over both side edges. Trim to fit flush with side edge of black cardstock.

13. Adhere multi-layered center piece to card base center panel.

Floral Image

14.      Die cut out colored flower image with die cutting machine.

15.      Affix flower using 4 mini dimensionals, with 3 going to adhere to the green stripe right side panel and one mini dimensional on the lower leaf to the window sheet.

Envelope

16.      Attach and trim DSP piece on Envelope Flap.


Please let me know in the comments, if there was anything unclear in my directions. I want them to be as accurate as possible.

Have fun making this card. It is gorgeous when you are all finished!



  
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Expressions in Ink Hello Card

If you happen to be a beginner stamper, then this is a very easy card to make! 

The new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper is a wonderful example of ink spread with alcohol to create amazing watercolor-ish designs. 


Products Used:

The  Expression in Ink Designer Series Paper (DSP) does all the work! Along with retired Golden Honey Designer Series Paper this card comes alive. The new 2021-23 In Color of Polished Pink really helps to make the card "pop." You finish the card with the Double Oval Punch combined with Biggest Wishes Stamp set also stamped in Polished Pink and set on gold foil.  Cut a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of Expression in Ink DSP for your envelope flap.

Cutting Dimensions:

Card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Golden Honey DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
Expressions in Ink DSP 4" square
Gold Foil - 1-1/2 x 3"
Basic White - 1-1/2 x 3"

Adding a metallic, like the gold foil, really gives your card pizzazz. I love having that little bit of bling as part of my card designs. Give this design a try!

Have a lovely day!


  
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Monday, June 14, 2021

Corner Latch Fun Fold

Have you ever heard of a Corner Latch Fun Fold card? I had not, so I cased the layout from Lee Ann Greff but used a different color scheme and added a fussy cut foil layer for more "pop".

This card goes together quickly. 

Here's what you need to prepare:

Card Base 11" x 4-1/4", scored at 5-1/2", then trim off 2-3/4"

Designer Series Paper - cut 2 different pieces 2-1/2" x 4"

Basic White piece for greeting stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink - 3-3/4" x 2-1/4"

Fussy Cut Granny Apple Green Foil 4" x 2-1/2"

Corner is 2-1/4" square, cut in half on the diagonal (you have an extra for another card)

Basic White inside 4" x 5-1/4"

Noble Peacock Rhinestones - 2 in Granny Apple Green



Additional tools you'll need: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Seal Adhesive and Dimensionals.


Designer Series Paper piece for envelope flap - 2-3/8" x 6"

Give this fun fold a try. It is definitely one of the easier, but beautiful fun folds to do.



  
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Friday, June 11, 2021

Measure of Love Swap Card

I love to do card swaps! It's so fun to see what you receive in return. If you've never done one, you should! I recently participated in a group of Silver level demonstrators sharing their card ideas from the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog. This card design was my swap.

Since I love to bake and grow my garden, I was drawn to this stamp set. I am imagining that the bowl is holding my most recent picking from my strawberry beds. (See photo below) I know the stamp is supposed to be of cherries (Life is a bowl of Cherries) but a girl can dream right?

 


The name of the Strawberry is Sweet Kiss. They are a firm berry with a wonderful taste.


Measure of Love 154997  $17   Photopolymer Set



Inner card layout idea


Card Recipe:
Stamp Set - Measure of Love
Cardstock - Petal Pink or So Saffron or Blushing Bride
Subtles 6x6 Designer Series Paper
Copper Foil
Dies - Scalloped Contours and Stitched Rectangles
Inks - Petal Pink or So Saffron or Blushing Bride with Poppy Parade, Old Olive 
and Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment - Genial Gems

Construction Hints:
1) Start stamping with the scale then work your way up, so you don't run out of space.
2) Practice the bowl, cherries, and stem stamps together a few times, so you can see how to position them for a good result.
3) The scale needle isn't very hard to position since you'll be able to see the black dot from the scale through the photopolymer stamp.

You can order these items at my online store with the button below. If you love to bake like I do, you should get this set. It would make wonderful tags to go on your baked items!

Have fun!


  
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream Window Tent Card

You've made it to the last Ice Cream Corner Suite card I'm going to share with you for a while. There are so many more cards on my list to make for you, I'd better get a move on.

This darling card is cased from Anne Alexander but I changed up the color combinations to make it my own. Have you noticed yet that the vertical front piece is what has been cut out of the middle section of the card base? 


Specific Products needed:
Ice Cream Corner Suite or Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Basic White cardstock
Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks
Window Sheet
Tear and Tape to secure Window Sheet
Mini Dimensionals to raise up the scoop edges so ice creams feels 3D
Retired Tutti-Fruitti Sequins or embellishment of your choice

Cutting Dimensions:

Pool Party card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
On Long side going from left edge, cut at 3-3/4", then take that piece you cut off and cut at 2" from left edge. So you will have in this order a 1-3/4" piece for bottom, 2" wide piece for vertical and then the amount that is folded down from the score line is also 1-3/4".

Bermuda Bay cardstock:
Cut 2 pieces 1-5/8" x 4-1/8" for front top and bottom sections
Cut 1 piece for vertical at 1-7/8" x 4-1/8"

Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper:
Cut 2 pieces 1-1/2" x 4"
Cut 1 piece for vertical at 1-3/4" x 4"

Window Sheet - Start with 4-1/4" x 5-1/2, but you'll need to trim off a 1/16" on the 5-1/2" length so the card will close completely.

Helpful Assembly Hint:

Lay your window sheet inside of the card, then go ahead and adhere your layers of Bermuda Bay and the DSP as shown to the top and bottom Pool Party sections (not the window sheet, yet.) Build the Vertical section next. Use a strong adhesive to attach the top and bottom of the vertical piece as a bridge to the top and bottom sections, making sure the bottom section does not go longer than the window sheet. Once the bridge is securely glued. Then you can open the card flat. Place tear and tape on the inner front side of the card, remove the protective paper, and attach the window sheet to the inside of the front so it fits perfectly.

Basic White cardstock for inner layer - cut 4" x 5-1/4", then stamp greetings as shown, making sure the Happy Birthday fully hides behind the vertical piece. Make sure the You're So Cool stamp shows through the window sheet completely.

Four Scoop Ice Cream Cone:
Have fun with the DSP to choose 4 scoops to punch out and then punch out one cone like shown in the photo.  I recommend you lay out your ice cream to see how it will fit on the vertical section before you start stacking. You don't want to run out of room! Starting with the bottom scoop, adhere the top of the cone with Stampin' Seal but use Mini Dimensionals to raise up the bottom edge of each scoop.Continue until all four scoops are stacked. Finish with whatever embellishment you have that will look nice.


Sneak Peek on the inside. Can you see the clear window sheet?
The Happy Birthday greeting is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink with A Grand Kid stamp set.


Window Sheet covers the entire inner front of the tent card.
Isn't it fun to see how you can stamp two greetings but only one shows when the card is closed. I think that is so clever!

You can find these products at my online store at the link below. Make sure you get the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper before it goes away forever on June 30!

I hope you've loved all nine of the ice cream cards I've shared over the last week or so. I had fun making them for my product class and sharing them with you.

Happy Stamping!


  
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Ice Cream Corner Double Z Fold Card

Only one more Ice Cream Corner Card to share with you after today. This cute design was inspired by Anne Marie Hile, but her card opened vertically and wouldn't stand up by itself which is how I like my card designs to stand, so I changed the fun fold around so the card would stand by itself.


Specific Products needed:
Ice Cream Corner Suite or Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and Ice Cream  Cone Builder Punch
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Here's how you construct this card:

For the Z Fold Pieces
Blackberry Bliss 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 2-1/8 and 4-1/4 on the long side
Granny Apple Green 4-1/2" x 7-1/2", scored at 3" and 5-1/8" on the long side

Front of Card:
Striped Layer on Left - 1-7/8" x 5-1/4"
Attached Panel is Granny Apple Green 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Basic White 3" x 4-1/4"
Scraps of White for Scoop stamps in Pool Party, Bumblebee, and Petal Pink inks.
Ice Cream Cone Builder punch for the cones with DSP
Champagne Rhinestones

Inner Layer of Card:
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper cut 4" x 5-1/4"
Granny Apple Green 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Basic White 3" x 4-1/4" with mini dots stamped in Terracotta Tile ink in upper and lower corners
Memento Tuxedo  Black Ink for Thank You greeting

Z Fold Inner Side Panel:
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper cut 1-7/8" x 4-1/4"

Important Tip:
Attach the completed smaller back Thank You panel to the inner card back with good spacing all around, and then attach the front piece of the smaller Z Fold to your card front. On top of that attach your finished card front layers when the card is closed, so you know exactly where to add the adhesive on portions of the front panel and smaller Z fold panel to allow the entire card to open as shown in the photos and to precisely cover the inner panel as well.


Front Close Up


Top View
See how the front panel sticks out over the smaller Z Fold panel? Refer back to the Important Tip above if you don't quite understand the folding process.


Open View


Close up of layers


I hope you'll give this unique Z Fun Fold a try. It isn't that complicated if you compare your work to the photos above!  All the needed products can be ordered at my online store at the link below.

Have a "cool" day!


  
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