Peaceful Deer Card

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Today’s card features the Peaceful Deer stamp set and coordinating Deer Builder Punch. The stamp set and punch were introduced as a bundle in the 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog and I didn’t purchase it at the time. I was happy to see that it carried over into the current Annual Catalog so I was able to purchase it this year. It is such a nice stamp set, filled with lovely images, and yes, you can create many peaceful scenes with these stamps. We made this card in the Christmas card classes I held last week.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and one piece of Old Olive cardstock at 2 1/2″. Cut strips from two different pieces of the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper at 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and adhere to the cardstock pieces. Adhere to card front.
  • Stamp deer with Crumb Cake ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Punch out with Deer Builder punch.
  • Cut a 3″ square piece of Basic White cardstock and run through die cutting machine with the third largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Stamp ground with Soft Suede ink. Stamp two of the smallest trees with Mossy Meadow ink, stamping off before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp the stars with Smoky Slate ink. Cut a 3 1/4″ square of Evening Evergreen cardstock and run through die cutting machine with the second largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies and adhere to stamped piece.
  • Adhere circle to card front. Adhere deer to the top of the circle with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few gold Festive Pearls for a bit of bling. Add shine to the deer, trees and stars with Wink of Stella.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp ground twice with Soft Suede ink. Stamp the second largest tree at bottom left with Mossy Meadow ink, stamping off before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp greeting from the Brightest Glow stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink. Adhere to inside of card.

Here are a few pictures from the three classes I held. several people were MIA when I took the photos!

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Seasonal Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! has announced a Seasonal Sale that starts tomorrow, November 15 and ends on November 18. Save on the following items from the Annual Catalog.

  • 10% off on punches
  • 15% off on stamps
  • 20% off on dies
  • 20% off on embossing folders
  • 20% off on non-specialty Designer Series Paper

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Forever Fern Fun Fold Card

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Today’s cards feature the Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies, along with the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper. I recently attended Stampapalooza, an online stamping retreat. One of the activities was a mystery project, where a series of clues were posted that included supplies needed, cutting and scoring dimensions, etc. I had an unopened package of Pretty Prints DSP waiting to be used, and once I decided on the DSP, the rest of the card quickly fell into place! I immediately thought that the Forever Fern stamp set and Fern 3D Embossing Folder would look great with the paper. The first card I made used Evening Evergreen as the main color and later on I went back and made two other cards with Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay. Give this fun fold a try. It is easy to make and is also a great way to showcase DSP and coordinating stamps! I made a few Halloween cards using this fold too.

Here is how I made the cards,

  • Card base – cut a piece of cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder. Cut off a 1 1/2″ piece from the front side of the cardstock and trim it down to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 2 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Run 1 1/2″ strip through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Fern 3D Embossing folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere the embossed piece to the right edge. Stamp one of the fern images from the stamp set at bottom left.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 3″ and score at 1/2″ with the long side at the top of your trimmer. Fold on score line and give a sharp crease with a bone folder. Run a line of liquid glue or adhesive along the 1/2″ side. Center this piece in the middle of the Basic White cardstock piece and adhere. Adhere the entire piece to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square. On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp one of the fern images and run through die cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating die. Adhere to Basic White square piece at an angle. Stamp the speckled image several times around the fern. Stamp “hello” at bottom right. Adhere to front flap. Embellish with a few rhinestones.

Colors used for this card: Cardstock: Evening Evergreen for card base, Soft Succulent for fun fold flap; Ink: Evening Evergreen for greeting, Soft Succulent for ferns, Soft Sea Foam for the speckles

Colors used for this card: Cardstock: Bermuda Bay for card base, Coastal Cabana for fun fold flap; Ink: Evening Evergreen for greeting, Coastal Cabana for ferns, Pool Party for the speckles.

Colors used for this card: Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss for card base, Rich Razzleberry for fun fold flap; Ink: Blackberry Bliss for greeting, Rich Razzleberry for ferns, Fresh Freesia for the speckles.

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Clearance Rack Refresh

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24 Hour Stamp Sale Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! has announced a 15% off 24 hour stamp sale on all stamp sets in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on Thursday, September 15, starting at 12:00am Mountain Time and ending at 11:59pm. Stamp sets will be available while supplies last. Host sets and stamp sets in the July-December Mini Catalog are NOT included in the sale.

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Texture Chic Fun Fold-Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

Hello! For those of you in the US, I hope you have been enjoying the Labor Day weekend. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I last participated 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”.

My card features the Texture Chic Suite from the annual catalog. It is my most favorite suite and is the first one I purchased when the new catalog was introduced. The card is a fun fold that really shows off the beautiful Designer Series Papers to their fullest. I found this fold when I was browsing through Connie Stewart’s blog and decided to give it a try for a class project I was working on last month.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/2″ and score at 5 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder
  • Cut two pieces of Petal Pink cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score both pieces lengthwise at 1/2″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder. Adhere pieces to both sides to the back of the bottom half of the larger piece of Petal Pink cardstock. Adhere entire piece to the Sahara Sand card base.
  • Cut a piece of Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series paper at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Cut a piece of Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon and tie into a bow around the DSP. Adhere to card front.
  • Prepare pieces for the card front collage. Cut a piece of Distressed Gold paper to fit the grid die from the Chic Dies. Cut a piece of an Adhesive Sheet to fit and adhere to paper. Run though the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Adhere to card front over the ribbon. This piece will be the base for the collage.
  • Die cut two different leaf shapes from scrap pieces of Soft Succulent cardstock. Back the cardstock with Adhesive Sheet before running through die cutting machine.
  • Die cut three flower bases with scrap pieces of Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper. Die cut three open flower accent pieces from scrap pieces of Petal Pink cardstock. Before die cutting, adhere pieces of Adhesive Sheet to each piece. Adhere the accent pieces to the flower bases.
  • Adhere leaf pieces to top part of the Distressed Gold grid piece. Arrange the three flowers and adhere with liquid glue . Add a Champagne Rhinestone to the center of each flower.
  • Cut four pieces of DSP at 1 3/4″ x 5″ for the fun fold side flaps. Select two different pieces of DSP. Adhere one set to the front of the flaps and the other set to the inside of the flaps.
  • Cut another piece of the DSP used for the inside flaps at 1 1/4″ x 4″ and adhere to inside upper part of the Petal Pink card flap.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Stamp the swoosh image from the Season of Chic stamp set with Petal Pink ink, stamping off once before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp the greeting with Sahara Sand over the swoosh image. Adhere a large Brushed Brass Butterfly to the upper left corner. Adhere piece to inside.

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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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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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