Fancy Frames Cards

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Today I have two cards for you that feature the Fancy Frames dies from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. I was pleased to see so many stand-alone die sets in the new catalog. I thought that the two dies in this set were so pretty and would make a nice addition to card fronts. When I first saw them in the catalog I pictured that a number of flower images in some of the stamp sets I own would fit into the center opening of the frames, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. When I received the dies it turns out that the openings were smaller than what they appeared to be in the catalog, so I was stumped as to how I would use them. Then it came to me that they would enhance the backgrounds on card fronts and that die cuts and images could be placed on top of the frames and voila! It worked like charm and I was so happy with the results of the two cards shown here.

These are two of the cards we made in one of my classes last month. The projects used the Potted Geraniums Bundle and the Hues of Happiness Suite. Here are instructions for how to make both cards. cards.

Hues of Happiness Card

  • Card base – cut piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper with a variegated background at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • For the frame, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet to the same size, adhere to back of cardstock and run through the Cut & Emboss machine. Remove adhesive backing and adhere to DSP.
  • Die cut a variety of flowers and leaves from the sheet of DSP with pink and yellow flowers that coordinate with the Blooming Happiness Dies. Arrange the collage over the frame and when you are pleased with the layout, start adhering the pieces to one another with Mini Glue Dots until you have one big floral piece. Adhere the floral piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting from the Go To Greetings stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and run through Cut and Emboss machine with the smallest label die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, tucking one edge under the flowers.

Potted Geraniums Card

  • Card base – cut a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of the Evening Evergreen paper from the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to Soft Succulent piece.
  • For the frame, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet to the same size, adhere to back of cardstock and run through the Cut & Emboss machine. Remove adhesive backing and adhere to DSP.
  • Die cut two leaf bases from scrap pieces of Soft Succulent cardstock. Die cut two detailed leaf overlay pieces from scrap pieces of Evening Evergreen. Before die cutting, back the Evening Evergreen pieces with an adhesive sheet for easy adhering to the leaf bases.
  • Die cut two flower bases from scrap pieces of Petal Pink cardstock. Die cut two detailed flower pieces from scrap pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock, backing the pieces with an adhesive sheet.
  • Arrange flowers and leaves over the Fancy Frame and once you are pleased with the layout, adhere with liquid glue.

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This new Cozy & Bright Card Kit is now available for purchase. The kit has everything you need to make twelve 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ cards. It includes a photopolymer stamp set, acrylic block, adhesives, preprinted card bases, die cuts and stickers, Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot, gold foil accents, preprinted envelopes, linen thread, as well as step-by-step instructions. Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie. The cost of the kit is $23.00 and the item number is 160338. Click here to place your order in my online store. This kit is available only while supplies last.

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Cozy & Bright Card Kit

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Stampin’ Up! has introduced this beautiful new Cozy & Bright Card Kit and it is now available for purchase.

The kit has everything you need to make twelve 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ cards. It includes a photopolymer stamp set, acrylic block, adhesives, preprinted card bases, die cuts and stickers, Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot, gold foil accents, preprinted envelopes, linen thread, as well as step-by-step instructions. Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie. The cost of the kit is $23.00 and the item number is 160338. Click here to place your order in my online store. This kit is available only while supplies last. I’m placing my order today!!

Watch this video as Sara Douglas, Stampin’ Up! CEO shows you how to put together the cards in the kit.

Sale-A-Bration is going strong and 10 new products from the annual catalog have been added as freebies! When you place an online order that qualifies for Sale-A-Bration items, please be sure to use the item numbers listed in the flyer below in order to redeem them as SAB rewards, as they are different than the item numbers listed in the annual catalog!

Earn these gifts with a $50 purchase:

  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder
  • Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Pack
  • Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
  • Kraft Boxes
  • Brushed Metallic 12×12 Cardstock

Earn these gifts with a $100 purchase:

  • Flowers of Home Dies
  • Dots & Spots Die
  • Daffodil Dies
  • Aspen Tree Die

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Let’s Set Sail Meets Oceanfront

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Today’s card uses the Oceanfront and Let’s Set Sail stamp sets and is a departure for me from my usual floral cards! This is one one of the projects we made in my classes this month.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pacific Point cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Tahitian Tide cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 5″ and set aside.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3″ x 4 3/4″. Stamp the sky image from the Oceanfront stamp set with Mango Melody ink. Stamp the gulls from Let’s Set Sail with Pacific Point ink in upper right corner over the Mango Melody ink. Stamp the sky image withTahitian Tide ink. Next, use the narrow angled stamp for the sand. Use Sahara Sand ink and stamp with the wider point to the left and then stamp a second time underneath it with the narrower point to the left. Use both of the rock images and stamp them at the bottom of the card with Sahara Sand ink. Stamp the sand grains with Crumb Cake ink.
  • To make the sailboat, stamp the base of the boat with Pacific Point ink. Stamp the sails with Calypso Coral ink. Punch out with the sailboat punch. Adhere base of boat with a thin line of liquid glue. Adhere the sails with mini glue dots on either side of the mast.
  • For the greeting, use a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Run through the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the smallest die with the straight edge top from the Tailor Made Tags. Stamp greeting from Let’s Set Sail with Tahitian Tide ink.
  • Cut two pieces of the Tahitian Tide Bakers Twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Pack at 5 1/2″. Thread through hole in top of tag and tie in a slip knot. Trim ends and adhere tag to card front. Adhere stamped piece to the Tahitian Tide cardstock. Adhere piece to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Hues of Happiness Fun Fold Card

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Today’s card features the beautiful Hues of Happiness Suite and a W fun fold, which looks difficult but is actually quite easy to make!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of DSP from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the piece with variegated purples and blues. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Use the large background die from the Blossoming Happiness Dies. Position the cardstock horizontally on the cutting plate, place the die at an angle on the left side of the cardstock and run through die cutting machine. Flip the die in the opposite direction, place at an angle on the right side of the cardstock and run through die cutting machine. This die both fully cuts and partially cuts the paper. You can lift the partially cut parts of the cardstock by using the pointy end of the Take Your Pick tool or other piercing tool. Adhere to card front.
  • Stamp one large and one medium floral image from the Happiness Abounds stamp set on piece of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color flowers with Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. Stamp three leaf images and color with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating dies. Arrange on card front. Adhere leaves to flowers with Mini Glue Dots and then adhere all pieces to card front.
  • Stamp greeting with Memento ink on 1/2″ wide scrap piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock. Punch both ends with the rounded end of the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Adhere to card front.
  • Adhere a few Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots for a bit of bling.
  • Here is how to make the inside of the card.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere.
  • Cut four pieces of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 2 1/4″ each and four pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2″ each. Stamp greeting on one of the white squares and leave one blank to write a message.
  • One of the floral DSP sheets is designed so that you can die cut the flowers and leaves with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. Die cut two different flowers and a few leaves. Adhere to white squares.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 1″ x 11″ and score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. Crease all folds very sharply with a bone folder.
  • Run a thin line of liquid glue at the top of the 11″ strip. Open card and center the strip in the middle. Line up the top of the strip with the top of the card and adhere. Run a thin line of liquid glue at the bottom of the strip. Line up the strip with the bottom of the card and adhere.
  • Adhere the four squares to the strip, running a thin line of liquid glue in the middle of each square. Don’t apply glue to the entire square otherwise the fold won’t work properly.

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Sweet Sunflowers is the theme for the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The kit includes all of the supplies you will need to make nine cards, 3 each of 3 different designs. Also included is a stamp set, specialty vellum honeycomb pre-cut pieces, eight gold foil honeycomb sheets, and two Stampin Spots in Crushed Curry and Soft Suede. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede. For further information and to order the kit, click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin website. The deadline for ordering is August 10th.

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Potted Geraniums Card

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This Potted Geranium card is one of the cards we made at my monthly class last week. We made another card with this bundle and I will be posting it in the next week or two. When I think summer plants, geraniums always come to mind and I always have at least one flower pot filled with them on the little patio off my kitchen.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the striped paper from the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/4″. Run through die cutting & embossing machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp geranium leaves with Garden Green ink on piece of Basic White cardstock. This is a two-step stamp set so first, stamp the leaf base, stamping off once before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp the detailed leaf image over the base.
  • Stamp flower base with Sweet Sorbet ink, stamping off once. Stamp detailed flower image with Real Red ink over flower base.
  • Stamp flower pot with Basic Gray ink, stamping off once for the base image and stamp detailed image over base.
  • Stamp the spike with Basic Gray ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Stamp greeting with Sweet Sorbet ink.
  • Run all stamped images through die cutting machine with the Geraniums Dies. Arrange pieces on the Timeworn Type piece and adhere. Adhere piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of black & white gingham ribbon, tie into a small bow and adhere to flower pot with a Mini Glue Dot. Embellish with a few Basic Black Classic Matte Dots.

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Paper Snips
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Texture Chic Note Cards

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This is my first project using the Texture Chic Suite. When I saw it in the new annual catalog I knew that it would be part of my first order because not only is the Season of Chic a versatile stamp set, but also because of the beautiful color palette of the Designer Series Paper, which is so soft looking and pretty, and the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. These are the thank you cards I sent to my customers for their June orders. I always forget that our note cards are a perfect size for quick thank you notes, so I pulled them out for this project.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes- Item #159232
  • Stamp the “swoosh” image across the front of the card, alternating with Petal Pink and Pool Party ink.
  • Stamp two shells on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. This is a two-step stamp set so stamp the solid images first. I wanted a lighter base so for both ink colors, I stamped off once before stamping onto the scrap piece. Stamp the second shell image over the base with Sahara Sand ink. Run through die cutting machine with the shell die from the Chic Dies set.
  • Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4″ and cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet the same size. Adhere to cardstock and run through die cutting machine with the large mesh die. Peel off adhesive backing and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a small piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper to fit the three shell dies and cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet the same size. Run through die cutting machine, peel off backings.
  • Create the shell collage by adhering the die cut pieces over the mesh. Adhere the stamped shell images with liquid glue.
  • Cut a strip of the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper with the shell design at 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Run liquid glue around the front flap of the envelope. Adhere strip and cut around the bottom of the flap to remove excess DSP.

Here are a few more short videos showing products from the new July-December Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

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Chick Dies
[158199]
$32.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$11.00

Holiday Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Begin

The July-December 2022 Holiday Catalog is now live!

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