Snowflake Splendor

Hello! Today’s card features products from the Snowflake Splendor Suite in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. The non-traditional colors, paired with all of the beautiful snowflake images, can be used not only for holiday cards but also for general cards with a winter theme.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″and crease with a bone folder. This is a landscape card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 4″. Cut piece of Snowflake Splendor Designer Series paper at 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and adhere to Whisper White piece.
  • Cut piece of Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon at 15″, tie into a knot, or bow if you prefer, around DSP piece and trim ends. Adhere piece to card base.
  • Cut piece of Balmy Blue Glimmer paper at 3 1/4″ x 3 5/8″. Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/8″ x 3 1/2″. Use the largest snowflake die in the So Many Snowflakes Dies set, center it on the cardstock piece and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Adhere die cut piece to the gimmer paper with either Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Seal+. Adhere piece to the DSP piece. Add a large Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem to the center of the snowflake.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Select one of the greetings from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and stamp with Night of Navy ink. Stamp one of the smaller snowflake images in opposite corners with Misty Moonlight ink. Adhere to inside of card.

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Gather Together Fall Card

Hello! Today’s card features the Gathered Together bundle in the August-December Mini Catalog. I was so happy to see that this bundle, which was in the 2019 holiday catalog, was brought back as a returning favorite! I went back to a card I created last year for Kylie Bertucci’s monthly blog hop because I love the layout. I changed up this year’s card by using the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper; one of the dies from the Autumn Essentials Dies, a new set in the Mini Catalog; and Cinnamon Cider cardstock, which is one of the new InColors. You can see my original card in this blog post.

I recently participated in a group of 82 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that contributed amazing projects to a MEGA tutorial bundle using autumn-themed products from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog and decided to make this card for the tutorial.   These projects are exclusive and will not be publicly posted online. Each project includes full color photos, step-by-step instructions, measurements in both metric and imperial, and supply lists.  There are three ways to get this awesome tutorial bundle:

  • If you placed an order with me from January through August you should have received it from me for FREE in a separate message I sent out recently.
  • If you place an order with me from September until the end of December 2020 either in my online store or by having me place an order for you, you will receive it for FREE once the order has been placed.
  • If you’d like to purchase the tutorial it is available for $21.  Please contact me at rhondastamps@verizon.net and I will send you an invoice for payment.

Since I’m unable to post a picture of the card in the tutorial I made another card and changed up the paper and some of the colors.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base: Cajun Craze cardstock cut at 4 1/2″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Emboss a piece of Copper Foil with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder and then die cut using largest circle in the Layering Circles Dies. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp large leaf image from the Gathered Leaves stamp set on scrap pieces of Cinnamon Cider and Cajun Craze cardstock with Versamark ink.  Sprinkle gold embossing powder over each leaf and heat emboss. Use the largest leaf in the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut the embossed leaves.
  • Use the next-to largest and smallest leaf dies in the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut one Crushed Curry and One Cajun Craze leaf in each size.
  • Accent the veins in the leaves by adding touches of Early Espresso ink on the Cajun Craze leaves and Soft Suede ink on the Crushed Curry leaves with sponge daubers. 
  • Add some glimmer by spritzing some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over the leaves.  Add a few drops of the paint into a Stampin’ Spritzer and then fill the spritzer with 70% Rubbing Alcohol and shake to mix it together before spritzing.  Let dry before adding to card.
  • Die cut one each of the long, curved leaf dies from the Autumn Essentials Dies from scrap piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock.
  • Start building the collage.  First, adhere the long Cinnamon Cider leaves leaves as pictured.  Use multipurpose liquid glue on the stems but keep the leaves free of glue to give a bit of dimension at the top of the card. Next, adhere the large Cajun Craze leaf.  This serves as the base for adding the rest of the leaves. 
  • Adhere the smaller Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry leaves, overlapping them, to the right side of the large Cajun Craze leaf.  Adhere the larger Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry leaves on the left side, again overlapping them.
  • Adhere the large Cinnamon Cider leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of the collage.  Cut a length of Braided Linen Trim and tie in a small bow. Adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • For inside of card cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp sentiment with Cajun Craze ink. Stamp wheat sheaf image in lower left corner with Cinnamon Cider ink.

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Arrange A Wreath-Autumn

Hello! What was supposed to be a one-week break turned out to be a two-week hiatus from blogging due to time sensitive commitments I had with my primary business. Now that they are completed, I’m back to blogging once again. I must admit that it was nice to take a little break!

Today’s card is one of five cards featuring the Arrange a Wreath bundle that were in my August class to go kits and this is one I created with an autumn theme. I just love Cinnamon Cider, one of this year’s new InColors. It is such a rich, warm color. I haven’t made a square card in quite some time so I decided to make one measuring 4 1/4″ square.

  • Card base – cut piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and run through embossing machine with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of coordinating Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper at 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Use the sprig wreath die from the Wreath Builder die set and run through die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Use the leaf wreath die and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Adhere the sprig wreath to the card front. Adhere the leaf wreath over the sprig wreath, popping it up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Die cut three of the large flowers, two from Cajun Craze cardstock and one from Mango Melody. Stamp the dot image three times on scrap piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and die cut. Adhere to centers of the three flowers.
  • Stamp wood crate image with Cinnamon Cider ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp greeting onto the crate with Early Espresso ink and fussy cut around the image.
  • Arrange flowers on right side of wreath, adhering with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere crate with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on other side of wreath.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 4″, stamp with a greeting of your choice or leave blank, and adhere to inside of card.

Stampin’ Up! has a great offer to join this September! You pay $99 for the starter kit and get to pick out $125 in products (and you can opt to select the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!). In addition, you will also receive these items for FREE: Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set, So Much Love stamp set, cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, 16 envelopes, and a pack of Basic Rhinestone Jewels. One pack of 8 cardstock is Coastal Cabana and the other pack is Granny Apple Green – such fun colors! Here are some sample cards created by Stampin’ Up! artists. I’d love to have you as part of my team. There is NO obligation to be a business builder – happy discount shoppers are welcome!  Please contact me if you’d like more information. Click here to join.

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Gather Together Double Z-Fold Card

Today I’m sharing a double Z-fold card featuring the Gather Together bundle in the Holiday Catalog. This was another one of the cards we made at my stamping club earlier this month. I CASEd this idea from Susan LeVasseur, WOW NOLA Creations and also changed up some of the card dimensions.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ and fold. For the smaller Z-fold base cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock at 3″ x 9.”  Score at 3″ and 6″ and fold.
  • Select one of the papers from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper. Cut one piece at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and two pieces at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere them to the card base.
  • Cut three pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 3/4″. On the first piece stamp the speckles with Pretty Peacock ink around all four sides. Stamp the wheat sheaf with Crushed Curry Ink on the second piece. Stamp the greeting of your choice with Pretty Peacock ink. Adhere pieces to Mango Melody base. Adhere this base to the larger card base. For the front flap only apply glue on one half of the Mango Melody base in order for the card to open and close properly.
  • Stamp one leaf with Early Espresso ink on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Stamp another leaf with Crushed Curry ink on piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Cut with coordinating die from the Gathered Leaves die set. Cut two Gold Foil leaves using the medium and large leaf embossing dies. Spray Early Espresso leaf with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. To use this paint add 70% rubbing alcohol to a Stampin’ Spritzer, filling halfway. Add 3-5 drops of the Shimmer Paint and shake it up so that the paint mixes thoroughly with the alcohol. Sponge Celestial Copper Metallic Ink on tips of the Crushed Curry leaf, Arrange leaves and adhere to front of card.
  • Tie a bow with a thread of your choice. I used a gold thread that has been retired. Attach with a Mini Glue Dot to the base of the Early Espresso leaf.

I really enjoyed creating this card and hope you like it! Please feel free to leave me a comment.

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Season of Thanks SIP Card

Today I have a SIP card (Stamps, Ink, Paper), #stampsinkpaper, that features the Gather Together stamp set. I’ve been a long-time member of a local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and recently hosted a mini-mixer at my home for a small group of members. In addition to the socializing and refreshments, I designed two cards for the women to make that will be donated to the Cards for Soldiers organization. One card is for the recipient to keep and the other is for them to send to a friend or loved one back home. Since not everyone knew how to stamp and there was a limited amount of time to do the projects I had to keep the cards easy to make. I think it turned out to be simple yet elegant. I also used this project at my stamping club last week. All of the club members are avid crafters and they loved making this card too!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Cajun Craze cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of the woodgrain paper from the Come to Gather Designer Series Papers at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Using the leaf image from the Gather Together stamp set, stamp two leaves with Cajun Craze ink and then fill in the blank spots by stamping the leaves with Blackberry Bliss. Attach to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ and attach to card front
  • Stamp greeting with Blackberry Bliss ink on piece of Whisper White cardstock and use circle punch or circle die to cut out. Punch a larger circle with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and adhere to the greeting. Attach to the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. Stamp leaf in left corner and stamp greeting of your choice or leave blank.

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Gather Together – Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September! I’m part of a group of amazingly talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie Bertucci’s program for building our businesses.

Today’s card features the beautiful new Come To Gather suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Each year I look forward to making autumn-themed cards, especially because I love working with the rich hues of the season.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base: Merry Merlot cardstock cut at 4 1/2″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ from the Come to Gather Designer Series Papers and adhere to card base.
  • Emboss a piece of Copper Foil with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder and then die cut using largest circle in the Layering Circles Dies. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp leaf image from the Gather Together stamp set on piece of Cajun Craze cardstock with Early Espresso ink. Die cut with Gathered Leaves Dies. Die cut two more Cajun Craze leaves with the small and medium size leaf dies in the set. Sponge Early Espresso ink on leaf veins.
  • Die cut two Grapefruit Grove springs from the die in the Butterfly Beauty die set.
  • Arrange die cuts around embossed circle and adhere to card. Adhere large stamped leaf image with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add linen thread bow.
  • For inside of card cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp sentiment with Early Espresso ink. Stamp leaf image in lower left corner with Cajun Craze ink.

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Feels Like Frost Sneak Peek

Today I have a card for you featuring Feels Like Frost, one of my favorite suites from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog. The products in this suite are so pretty. The Designer Series Paper is amazing – photographic images in wonderful non-traditional Christmas colors on one side and silver foil images on the other side! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Crystal Effects, which they retired a few years ago – yay! Pair this with the fun new Ice Stampin’ Glitter to give your projects a frosty, sparkly effect. The new Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon is soft and shimmery. All of these products will be available as of September 4th.

Here is how I made this card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Die cut a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock with the stitched frame from the Frosted Frames Dies. Ink up the berry branch from the Frosted Foliage stamp set with Seaside Spray ink, stamp off and then stamp onto die cut piece. Stamp yuletide greeting with Night of Navy ink over the branch.
  • Cut piece of Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon and make ribbon loop. I used a few small pieces of Scotch Tape to hold them in place.
  • Die cut one set of leaves from scrap piece of Seaside Spray cardstock. The die makes two leaves from the one piece. Apply Shimmery Crystal Effects onto the leaves and then sprinkle them with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter. Let dry for an hour before handling them. Once dry, adhere the leaves, using a thin line of liquid glue, to the opposite corners of the frame piece.
  • Finish off the card by adhering the greeting over the ribbon loops. Adhere a few Seaside Spray sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment for a little extra bling.

If you’d like a 2019 Holiday Catalog please contact me. I’d be happy to send you a copy!

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