Sweet as a Peach Book Binding Fun Fold Card

Hello! Today’s card features the new You’re A Peach Suite. I love peaches so when I saw this suite it was at the top of my list when I placed my first order from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Some of you might remember the Fruit Stand stamp set and coordinating DSP from 2016, which had a peach as one of the images. I used the peach stamp heavily, but it doesn’t hold a candle to this new stamp set! Lately, I’ve been seeing a bunch of cards using the book binding fun fold so I decided to give it a try. It is very easy to do!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pale Papaya cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″, fold in half and crease folds with a bone folder. Adhere the hinge on the left side of the card. When you open up the card the inside will now be 4 1/4″ square.
  • Cut one piece of the You’re A Peach DSP at 4″ square and a contrasting piece at 1″ x 4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Stamp the large peach image on scrap piece of Basic White cardstsock. To add depth to the color, I used a tip from Patty Bennett. First ink up the stamp with Pale Papaya ink and then sponge Calypso Coral ink onto the stamp with a sponge dauber. Stamp onto cardstock. Stamp leaf image with Pear Pizzazz ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Cut peach and leaves with coordinating dies from the Peach Dies. Adhere the leaf to the peach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Die cut a circle from Basic White cardstock with the 2 3/8″ Layering Circle Die. Adhere peach to circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, leaving space for the greeting. Stamp “hello” with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the small blossoms with Pale Papaya ink.
  • Die cut a scalloped circle from Calypso Coral cardstock with the 2 1/2″ scalloped Layering Circle Die. Adhere to stamped circle piece. Adhere to card front.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ square. Stamp greetings of your choice. I stamped “hope your day is as” with Pale Papaya ink and “as sweet as a peach” with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp small blossoms with Pale Papaya ink in bottom left. Adhere to card.
  • Cut a piece of Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon at 16″ and tie into a knot around the hinged piece.

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Peach Dies
[155829]
$23.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Inspired Thoughts-Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

Hello! Today I’m participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Readers get to vote on their top five favorites in the gallery and the top 10 winners will get to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month. The theme is “thank you”. Today’s card features the Inspired Thoughts bundle. I had planned to use the Beauty of the Earth DSP, but changed my mind and went with a totally different look to reflect springtime rather than the autumn hues of the DSP, however I did use a small strip of the paper for the grass. I love going to Washington, DC in April during the Cherry Blossom Festival. It is spectacular to see these beautiful trees as they bloom!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Pool Party cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Use blender brushes to add Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz inks to create the background. Start at the top with Pool Party, getting a little darker as you work down. Then add the Coastal Cabana, blending it in with the Pool Party and going darker towards the middle. Then lightly blend the Pear Pizzazz.
  • Cut the tree branches with the die from the Inspiring Canopy Dies from piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Adhere with the bottom of this piece close to the bottom of the background piece.
  • Cut piece of the Old Olive DSP from the Beauty of the Earth DSP at 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. Die cut using the curved die. Adhere to bottom of background piece, covering over the bottom of the tree trunks .
  • Cut two sets each of the four different size leaf dies with Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I used a white gel pen to color some of the leaves on the Flirty Flamingo pieces to give the effect of some of the blossoms that are white. Arrange the pieces to cover the tree branches and adhere with liquid glue.
  • Die cut a bird with Coastal Cabana cardstock and adhere to left side of tree. You can use any set of dies (or a punch) that includes a bird image. I used the recently retired Well Written dies.
  • Stamp thank you greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set with Soft Suede ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3/8″ x 2 3/4″. Adhere to card.
  • Adhere the background piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. I used the leftover piece from the piece of Old Olive DSP that I used to cut the grass with and adhered it to the bottom. Adhere to inside of card and stamp a greeting or leave blank.

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Rainbow Glimmer Butterfly Brilliance

Hello! It’s been a while since I last posted. Sometimes I don’t know where the time goes! Today’s card is one of the projects from my May Class to Go featuring the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. It was scheduled before the pretty Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper sold out, so I still went ahead with the class since I had a full package of the DSP that I was able to include in several projects. However, I wanted to show possibilities for using the bundle without the coordinating paper and this is one of the cards I came up with, using the fun Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Daffodil Delight Card base – cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½”, fold and crease with bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.  Adhere to card front
  • Cut a 3″ x 12″ strip of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper. Cut the strip into five different color sections.   Cut five pieces of Adhesive Sheet and apply to the backs of the glimmer paper. Run five different sizes of butterflies from the Brilliant Wings dies through the die cutting machine.  To adhere butterflies, pull off the backings from the adhesive sheets and arrange on card front, leaving space for a small greeting. If you don’t have adhesive sheets you can apply small dots of liquid glue on the back of each butterfly.
  • For the greeting, I used the Many Messages stamp. It is in the January-June Mini Catalog and has carried over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, along with the coordinating die. I use the Stamparatus when I work with this stamp. Since all of the greetings are on the one stamp I just inked up the section with the greeting I wanted to use with Versamark, placed a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock in the Stamparatus and stamped the greeting. After removing the cardstock sprinkle it with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. To die cut greeting, position the Messages Die so that the correct part of the die matches up with the greeting. Adhere to card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to inside of card.  Add greeting of your choice.
  • Embellish card front by adding large and small Matte Black Dots to the centers of the butterflies.

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Flowers of Friendship-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for May. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. The theme for this year is thank you cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers and teams. 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.

My project this month features the Flowers of Friendship bundle, new In Colors, as well as a bunch of other products from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I got the idea for the layout from a past Freshly Made Sketches layout.

Here is how I made the 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.
  • Scalloped frame – cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and cut out with the largest scallop die from the Scalloped Contours die set.
  • Stamp the smaller flower image from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set eight times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White cardstock. Color two flowers each with Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I colored the flowers with the light blend and then used the dark blend to color in the inner petals. Punch out with the Flowers & Leaves punch.
  • Stamp the smaller flower image with Jet Black Stazon ink on scrap pieces of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent In Color Shimmer Vellum. Punch out with the Flowers & Leaves punch.
  • Stamp thank you greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Cut out with label die from the Potted Succulents die set. Cut another label from scrap piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock. Cut this label in half vertically and adhere each piece to either end of the stamped greeting.
  • To put the front of the card together adhere the flowers in rows, leaving space in the middle of the card to add the greeting. Adhere the flowers colored with the Blends in columns on the left and right side of the scalloped piece. Adhere the vellum flowers in the middle column with a small dot of liquid adhesive in the flower centers. Adhere stamped greeting with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add bling with the pretty new In Color Jewels. Use the smaller jewels in the centers of the flowers colored with the Blends and use the larger jewels in the centers of the vellum flowers.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the top part of the large floral spray image from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink in lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

This was such a fun card to make! I love the new In Colors – so fresh and bright!

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New Catalog is Live!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is now live and you can begin to place orders! It is always an exciting time when a new catalog is introduced and this year is no exception. There are many wonderful new suites, bundles, DSP, accessories and five brand new In Colors to choose from.

Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and become a Happy Shopper! You get to choose $155 worth of products for only $99, free shipping and a free Paper Pumpkin kit. These are some of the benefits of joining:

  • This is a great way to save on your crafting hobby – you will receive a 20% discount on every order you place. There is no obligation for you to build a business or host workshops!
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  • Opportunity to attend demonstrator-only events,
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  • Be a part of my team.

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