Friday, July 30, 2021

Special Blog Hop Highlighting a Fun Fold Card

Welcome! A group of Silver level Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from across the globe have combined their incredible talents to share some Fun Folds for today's blog hop! We also are working on building our businesses by making connections with each other. It's a great group of very creative ladies. You probably know that by now since you're about half-way through the hop when you've arrived here.

However you have arrived here, either from Tricia's Stamping Creations or from one of my social media links, I'm very glad you are here to enjoy my creation! Don't forget to leave a comment, I'd love to read your thoughts about today's fun fold card.

Vertical Center Step Card

Color Theme - Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz and Basic White.


Start with the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and matching Penned Flower Dies plus the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper. I make my own storage for my dies in case you were wondering.

Sneak Peek of the card inside and how the center step fun fold works.

Let's Begin Creating this Card:

Step 1: Use the template above to cut and score your 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock.

Step 2: Cut your Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper as follows:
Center Piece - 2-1/8" x 4-1/2" and glue that down first.
Bottom Horizontal Piece - 7/8" x 4-1/8" glue that down next.
Two Vertical Pieces both cut 7/8" x 4-1/4" and glue those down.
Basic White Cardstock for inside card - 4" x 4-1/4" and glue down.

Step 3: With a 3/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Misty Moonlight, die cut the scallop edge treatment. Hint! Line up the straight edge with the straight edge of the 4-1/2" side. Run through die cutting machine. Affix as shown in photo.

Step 4: Using either circle punches or circle dies, select 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circles. Stamp the get well greeting on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock. Then cut your Basic White circle, followed by a scrap of Misty Moonlight and cut that circle. Affix those two circles together. Use mini-dimensionals to affix to card front as shown.

Step 5: Cut a 12" piece of Pale Papaya 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon and wrap around center section and tie a bow as shown near the greeting.

Step 6: Making the Focal Point Floral image (Don't give up - you're almost finished!)
  • You will need small pieces of Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz and Basic White cardstock, plus Cardstock Vellum.  
  • Using the outline largest floral die cut the Pale Papaya piece. 
  • With scraps of Pear Pizzazz you will cut the leaf portions again with the same die. 
  • Die cut the floral image in Basic White. 
  • Using the Basic White die cut, you will fit and trim the Pear Pizzazz leaf pieces into position then glue them down.  Let dry. 
  • Using a Fine Tip Glue Pen, glue your Basic White floral frame to a larger piece of Vellum Cardstock. Let glue dry. When dry, carefully fussy cut around the flower edges and expose the leaves so the Pear Pizzazz will show through when you glue the layers together next. 
  • Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen again glue the white and vellum layer to the papaya and pear layer. Weight with a clear stamp block to dry.
Step 7: When flower focal point is all dry. Put several mini-dimensionals on the back and attach to the center of the card as shown in the photo. Embellish with Champagne Rhinestones to complete the card.

Step 8: Cut a 2-3/8" x 6" matching piece of the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper for your envelope flap. Glue down and trim with paper snips.

Thanks for stopping by! If you don't have your own personal connection with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to connect with you and get our stamping on! Sign up for my email list in the right margin. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Click this Image for the next Hop Stop!

Or if you want to hop around here's the whole list!

1. Janice Piechowiak Creating Treasures with Janice
2. Linda Moore Moore Fun Stamping and Creating with Linda
3. Nedine Hunter DuPree Craft Lounge Creations
4. Libby Fens libbystamps
5. Kelly Taranto The Late Night Stamper
6. Karen Egan Crafty Karen Designs
7. Tricia Butts Tricia's Stamping Creations
8. Eva Dietz Homemade with Heart - Stampin' with Eva
9. Diane Marie Creative Stamper
10. Cathy Rocca FromTheStampStudio
11. Sue Kremer NorthStarStamper
12. Tracy Byers Cards, Crafts and Stamps with Tracy
13. Laurie Bradshaw Craft Coach Laurie
14. Nancy Reynolds Stampin' With Nutsy
15. Xenia Stanford   Heritage Stamp Arts

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Peach Mango Sanitizer Holder to Make

Earlier this month when I held my Stamp & Chat classes, I always try to give a favor to my customers as a way to show how much I appreciate them and to encourage them try making 3D items. The theme for the classes were a combination of Christmas in July, Peaches and Strawberries, plus we played Bingo for prizes! 

This favor holder is designed for the Bath & Body Works Mini Sanitizers and is my original design.

One sheet of Balmy Blue cardstock will make 4 holders.
Cut Strip - 2-1/8" x 11"
Score at 3", 6", 7-1/2". 8-1/2", and 10" on the long side. Fold the score lines gently, it doesn't need a bone folder.

You're a Peach Designer Series Paper (DSP):
For the back piece - 2" x 2-7/8"
Small front piece - 7/8" x 2"

For Tag on Front
1" circle punch for scraps of Basic White cardstock
1-1/4" circle punch for scraps of Calypso Coral or Petal Pink cardstock
Just for You stamp from Sweet Strawberry Stamp set
Balmy Blue Ink

Retired Layering Ovals Dies
Die Cutting Machine of Choice

This photo shows you the size oval you need.

After the DSP is adhered, you will need to take your paper snips and fussy cut around the back side of the oval, as the sanitizer bottles are just a little wider than the oval die selected. Start with only trimming 1/16" and gently try the bottle in the oval. You want the bottle to be hugged inside the oval, not sit loosely.

Flip holder strip over and add Stampin Seal adhesive so back of holder will be double thickness.
Fold on score line and press well to adhesive.

I was using up some wider double stick tape I had on hand, but two pieces of Stampin' Up!s Tear and Tape would work nicely. Position as shown in photo.
If you want a cleaner edge on your Tear and Tape, use a credit card to tear the tape against.

Peel off Tear and Tape

Notice how the 1" DSP covered section on the front and the 1" section on the end of the cardstock goes nicely against the back section to create a level surface where the sanitizer will go.

Going with my peach theme, the ladies received Peach Mango hand sanitizer.

Punch out the needed circles and stamp the greeting. Adhere layers together and adhere directly to the front of the holder as shown.

These little holders will fit nicely in a Stampin' Up! Clear Envelope with the flap folded down a bit more.

Ta-Da! 10 holders as favors for my customers.

Here's a close up of the design of the DSP sheet I used.

I hope you'll give this Mini Hand Sanitizer Holder a try. It's a perfect little gift for any time of year. It's also a great way to use up little scraps of Designer Series Paper you may have in your collection.

Happy Creating!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sweet as a Peach Card

Continuing on with my focus on the You're a Peach Suite this week, I love this card layout! I cased it from Rose Ward at

The artist who designed the You're a Peach Designer Series Paper at Stampin' Up! sure knows how to make the colors Pop! I love the combination of Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral with the touch of Basic White in the background. So Pretty!

You should give this card a try! Here's what you need to know.

Products and Dimensions:

Balmy Blue Cardstock card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic White layer with additional inner card layer 4" x 5-1/4"
You're a Peach Designer Series Paper 3-3/4" x 5"
Basic White punched with 2-1/2" Circle Punch
3-1/4" piece of Pale Papaya cardstock to stamp two peaches in Mango Melody ink
Using a Blending Brush touch up the peaches with Calypso Coral ink
Basic White piece 1-1/2" x 3" to stamp two leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink
With the Peach Dies, cut out both peaches and leaves
Attach leaves to peach and affix one directly to the circle and raise the other up with dimensionals.
Add three champagne rhinestones
Place finished focal point on card with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today! Keep creating!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Peachy Thanks with Biggest Wish

Do you love Peaches as a summer fruit? I love cutting up chunks of a ripe peach and adding it to my morning yogurt! Yum! 

At my Stamp and Chat Classes earlier this month, this was one of the cards we made using the You're a Peach Designer Series Paper. The artwork is so realistic you just want to gobble it up! It is a nice and easy card that won't cost you anymore in postage, because the gold doily is the embellishment! 

I just love the touch of the Balmy Blue inked mini flower stamp in the two corners! It's another way to help a card have some pizzazz. Just use one of the other colors in the Designer Series Paper pack and you'll be guaranteed a good looking card!

Products and Dimensions:

Calypso Coral Cardstock card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic White inner card layer 4" x 5-1/4" and 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" for Scalloped Contours Die
You're a Peach Designer Series Paper - 2 designs 1) 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" and 2) 2-1/2" x 5-1/4"
Retired Gold Doily cut in thirds
Biggest Wish stamp set with large Thanks stamped in Pale Papaya Ink and cursive thanks in Calypso Coral Ink, with mini flowers stamped in Balmy Blue ink

Like I've been suggesting here on my blog in recent weeks, this layout would create lovely cards with whatever package of Designer Series Paper you may have on hand. Experiment and see what results!

Be creative!

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Monday, July 26, 2021

You're a Peach Suite

 Have you checked out this Suite in the 2021 Annual Catalog yet? If not you should! 

You're a Peach Suite as so many possibilities! 

Stamp set and matching Peach Dies

Close up of Sweet as a Peach Stamp set

The entire Suite which also includes You're a Peach Designer Series Paper and the Mini Jam Jars which  ARE NOT heat resistant.

Here's the supply lists below for the cards above:

So now you know how the catalog samples were made and you can CASE them too! Have fun!

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Popular Curvy Blue Jingle Bell Card

The card I'm sharing today was the most popular original card of mine in 2020. Since I'm revisiting some great ideas for Christmas in July, I knew I had to share this again with you!

This card features the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Curvy Dies.  I just LOVE how this Christmas card turned out! It was very easy to make. The addition of the Sounds of the Seasons Dies, Silver and Navy Foil, and Feels Like Frost 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack all comes together in one stunning card you too can create!

All Images (c) 2020 Stampin' Up! 

HOT TIP #1: Use a 1-1/2" x 6" piece of silver foil, so after you use the Curvy Die you are able to line up the silver foil on the edge of the Feels Like Frost DSP, and trim off the excess once you have adhered the foil to the DSP.

HOT TIP#2: Be sure to use a sticky lint tape roller brush to pick up all the little cut out dots on your workspace and die cut machine.

A close up to admire the beautiful bell die with the Metallic Mesh Ribbon Bow. That ribbon is so soft and supple. I folded the ribbon in half to thread through the top loop of the bell die. Tying it is a dream!

HOT TIP #3: After you die cut the bell, carefully flip it over keeping the holly leaves intact and scotch tape over the back of the bell to hold them in place.

Here's a peek of the inside of the card using a smaller bell die and a 1/2" strip of the Feels Like Frost DSP.  This is a great way to finish off a card with a little extra pizzazz!

Maybe this inspiration will be enough to encourage you to make you own Christmas cards this year! They are fun to do and gives you such a sense of accomplishment!

Have a lovely day!

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Here Comes Santa's Sleigh Again

Santa's Sleigh Stamp set and coordinating Sleigh Dies were the inspiration for this Z Fold card made back in 2016.  It is my original design and it was a gift for my daughter and her husband. When we are together for Christmas I have noticed she puts it on display. Yea!

The point of revisiting this layout is to encourage you to be brave and build 3D type scenes with whatever stamps and dies you have in your collection. This idea doesn't have to be just for the holidays.

Both photos Images (c) 2016 Stampin' Up!

Whatever type of 3D scene you make, I promise it will be display worthy year after year! Give it a try!

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