Arrange a Wreath Christmas Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a fun fold Christmas card that features the Arrange a Wreath bundle. This is one of my favorite bundles in the annual catalog. It is so versatile because there are endless possibilities for you to make seasonal as well as all-occasion cards. This is one of the projects we made in my August class to go.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – cut piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 ¾” and 8 ¼”, fold and crease sharply with bone folder.  This is a fun fold so the sharper the crease the better the folds will lay flat.
  • Cut four pieces of one of the lighter wood image papers from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper at 2 1/2″ x 4″. Run all four pieces of the DSP through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.  Adhere to front and inside card flaps.
  • Stamp leaf wreath from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink on 3 5/8” x 3 7/8” piece of Very Vanilla. 
  • Cut piece of gold metallic brushed foil at 3 3/4″ square and die cut with the leaf wreath from the Wreath Builder dies.  Adhere over the stamped wreath image.
  • Cut piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 4″. Adhere the wreath image to this piece.
  • Stamp pheasant with Soft Suede ink and three pears with Crushed Curry ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  You will notice that there are two pear images on both the one stamp and coordinating die.  It makes stamping and cutting the same pieces multiple times faster. Die cut images, arrange around wreath and adhere to card.  For added dimension you can use Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the full bow and bow loops from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Adhere the centers together with small dot of liquid glue and adhere to top of wreath.
  • Stamp greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Die cut with smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes dies set.  Adhere to wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere the wreath piece to the left front flap.  Be sure to only apply adhesive to the left side of the piece, leaving the right side unattached so that the can card open.
  • Stamp pheasant with Soft Suede ink in bottom left corner of the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp a greeting if you choose.  I used a greeting from the Toile Christmas stamp set and stamped it with Cherry Cobbler ink.

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November 5-7, 2020
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Celebrate Sunflowers-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! I’m excited to once again be a part of Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Support Program for the 2020-2021 year! I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Welcome to our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for October. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects posted by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card features the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, which is part of the beautiful Flowers for Every Season Suite.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Just Jade cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and run through die cutting machine using the largest Stitched Rectangles die.
  • Stamp greeting with Just Jade ink at bottom of the rectangle piece and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Flowers for Every Season DSP at 3 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere to stitched rectangle piece.
  • Select one of the pieces of Bumble Bee papers from the Flowers for Every Season DSP and stamp the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with Early Espresso ink. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies.
  • Cut piece of Copper Foil at 3 1/2″ square, cut a piece of an adhesive sheet at 3 1/2″ square and adhere to foil piece. Run through die cutting machine with large sunflower die from the Sunflower Dies set. Remove adhesive backing and adhere to the stamped sunflower.
  • Stamp three of the large leaves with Just Jade ink on scrap piece of Just Jade cardstock. Die cut with coordinating leaf die.
  • Cut a 12″ length of Just Jade ribbon and make a loop. Adhere on angle to the DSP. Adhere leaves and then adhere sunflower.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp greeting and adhere to inside of card. I used one of the greetings from the So Sentimental stamp set.

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24 Hour Stamp Sale this Wednesday!

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Starts Wednesday, 12:00AM MT and ends at 11:59PM MT

For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the ANNUAL CATALOG at a 15% discount. Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

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Whale Done-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects posted by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card features products from the Whale of a Time suite. This is one of the cards we will be making in my September Class to Go. As a Pisces, I was immediately attracted to the beautiful ocean life in the DSP and the bright color palette! Slimline cards are all the rage these days, so I decided to give it a go.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Pool Party cardstock at 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock at 3 1/8″ x 8 1/8″. Cut piece of Pool Party Sheer ribbon and tie in a knot at right side of cardstock. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut out three different prints from the DSP at 2 1/2″ x 3″.
  • Stamp greeting with Blackberry Bliss ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Die cut with the smallest of the narrower dies from the Stitched Rectangular dies.
  • Select a sheet of DSP with whale images and punch out one of the larger images that fits the Whale Builder Punch.
  • I wanted to use papers that all had Pool Party in them in order to tie everything together and thought the the top portion of the DSP I used for the middle piece would work well for the piece on the left. I added texture to the piece by running it through the Seabed 3D embossing folder.
  • Assemble the card front by adhering each of the three pieces of DSP, spacing them evenly across the Granny Apple cardstock layer.
  • Adhere die cut greeting at bottom of the embossed piece. Adhere whale. You can pop it up with dimensionals if you wish. On the center piece of DSP I added two small strips of tear and tape and dumped a bunch of the Whale of a Time sequins on top of them until I had enough sequins sticking to the paper. I used the Pick it Tool to help move the sequins around. I got this great tip from one of Patty Bennett’s blog posts.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/4″. Stamp the turtle and sea horse images with Just Jade ink. I stamped off a few of the images. Adhere to inside of card.

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Fancy Phrases Birthday Cards

Hello! I made a few birthday cards to send out this month and thought it was the perfect time to break out Fancy Phrases, a new set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The floral images are lovely and if you like to color, you will enjoy using your Stampin’ Blends or watercoloring. I also like the variety of greetings and type fonts included in this set. I used an easy fun fold that I think shows off the colored image beautifully.

One of my favorite color combinations is gray and yellow and I haven’t used it in awhile so I decided to make two cards, each with different shades from the two color families.

The first card uses Basic Gray and Bumble Bee.

The second card uses Gray Granite and So Saffron for a softer look.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • First card base: Cut piece of Basic Gray or Gray Granite cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Score at 2 1/4″, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder. Second card base: Cut piece of Bumblebee or So Saffron cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, score at 3 1/4″, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut two pieces of the large Bumblebee floral paper from the Flowers from Every Season Designer Series Paper or two pieces of a Gray Granite paper from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to front and inside flap of the larger card base.
  • Cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4″. Stamp the large floral image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp the birthday greeting Basic Gray ink. For the inside of the card stamp another greeting with Basic Gray ink and stamp the smaller flower with the Memento ink in the bottom left corner of the card. I used the Stamparatus for the large image and greeting in order to position it perfectly.
  • Color the images. I used the light and dark So Saffron and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends for the flowers and light and dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for the leaves.
  • Adhere the colored in images to the smaller yellow card bases. Make sure that the opening is to the left side before adhering to the larger gray card bases in order to have them overlap the front of the card when folded. The front flap of the larger card bases will be tucked into the opening of the smaller card bases.
  • Embellish the card front with a few pearlescent white Elegant Faceted Gems. On the inside of the smaller yellow card bases I adhered square vellum doilies for an extra-added touch.

To my readers, I will be taking a week-10-day hiatus from blogging. In addition to my Stampin’ Up! business I have an information consulting business and was recently asked to give a presentation to a local women’s business group I belong to on September 8. I’ve done many presentations over the years but this is on a new topic so I have to start from scratch. All of my energies need to be focused there. I will still be making new cards during this time and look forward to sharing them with you when I return. I will also be re-organizing my craft room-it’s time to pack away retired products to make room for all of my new goodies!

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Prized Peony-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for August. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful cards posted by so many talented stampers.

Today I’m sharing a sympathy card I made to send to a friend whose mother recently passed away. It uses products from the beautiful Peony Garden Suite. I made the original card with Petal Pink and then decided to make a few extras with Purple Posy, which I’m showing here. I used a variation on one of my favorite layouts.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
  • First layer – cut piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 4″ x 4″. Cut piece of Gray Granite floral paper from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper at 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. Adhere to cardstock piece.
  • Cut a length of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and tie around the layered piece. Adhere to card base.
  • For the second layer cut piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Run through embossing machine with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp large peony image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color the flower with Purple Posy and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. For the flower I wanted a paler, softer look so didn’t go too heavy with the darker of the blends. Color leaves with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Cut out with the coordinating Peony Dies.
  • Stamp greeting with Basic Gray ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the stitched banner die from the Tasteful Labels Die set.
  • Adhere peony and greeting to embossed piece. Adhere second layer to first layer.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Basic Gray ink. Stamp small peony flower in bottom left of card. Color with Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to inside of card.
  • Stamp small peony flower in bottom corner of envelope and color with Blends. I slid a piece of paper into the envelope before coloring so that the ink didn’t bleed through to the other side of the envelope.

Here are the Petal Pink and Purple Posy cards shown together.

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Tasteful Touches Z-Fold Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a Z-fold card I made with products from the In Good Taste suite. I decided to challenge myself to use one of the papers from In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and to work in neutrals, something that is hard for me to do, as I lean more towards the brights and jewel tones. I had an idea in mind so it was a matter of auditioning several papers from the set until I found one that worked for me. I think it came out better than I thought it would!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/4″ and score at 2 1/2″ and 5″. Fold on score lines, making sure to give them a good crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of the DSP at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and another at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ . Adhere the 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece to the front of the Cinnamon Cider piece. The smaller piece will be adhered later.
  • Adhere the Cinnamon Cider piece to the Very Vanilla card front.
  • Stamp greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Cherry Cobbler ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut using the largest die in the Tasteful Labels set. Stamp feather image over the greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink, stamping off on a scrap of paper before stamping onto the greeting.
  • Cut another label from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Cut label in half horizontally and layer the two pieces onto the stamped greeting, adhering with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of DSP to the front of the smaller Cinnamon Cider fold.
  • To build the spray of gold leaves I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper , selecting a grouping of the die cuts that would give good coverage for the front of the card. I arranged them at the top of the fold and once I liked how they looked I used tape to adhere them in place, only taping the bottom of the stems so that when the card is opened, they don’t stick to the front of the card. I also added one leaf to the bottom of the small fold. With all of the leaves now in place, adhere the label, making sure not to put glue at the top of the label, otherwise it will stick to the card front.
  • Add one the largest of the three sizes of the Gilded Gems to label for an added accent.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink. Stamp feather image with Cinnamon Cider ink at bottom left. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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