Field of Flowers-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for June. 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’s fun-fold card features a sweet stamp set, Field of Flowers, from the new annual catalog. It immediately said spring and summer to me and who could resist the cute little dragonflies!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut piece of Magenta Madness cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3″ and 8 3/4″, fold along score lines and use bone folder to sharply crease the folds.
  • Use the Magenta Madness papers from the 2020-2022 InColor Designer Series Paper pack and cut one of each of the papers at 3″ x 4″ and one each of the papers at 2″ x 4″. Adhere one set to the outside flaps and the other set on the inside flaps.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4 3/8″. Stamp grass image with Granny Apple Green ink along bottom of the piece. Stamp the large flowers with Magenta Madness. Stamp the smaller flower image with Mango Melody ink. Stamp greeting and two dragonflies with Coastal Cabana ink. Add a bit of shimmer to the dragonflies with Wink of Stella.
  • Cut piece of Mango Melody cardstock with the next-to-largest die in the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  • Cut piece of Magenta Madness 1/4″ ribbon and tie in bow around Mango Melody piece. Adhere stamped piece to Mango Melody piece. Adhere to flap on left side of card front. Only apply adhesive to one half of the stamped piece in order for the card to open.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp leaf image with Granny Apple Ink. Stamp flowers with Magenta Madness ink. Stamp greeting with Coastal Cabana ink. Adhere to inside of card.

I love this bright, cheerful color combination – it made me smile as I was making the card and I hope you like it!

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Tropical Oasis Double Z Fold Card

Hello! Today’s card is a Double Z Fold card made with products from the Tropical Oasis Suite. This was one of the projects I had prepared for my club, which meets in-person six times a year. However with the sheltering in place orders I had to switch it to a virtual club and mail out kits. Since I didn’t have enough time to prepare in advance the club members didn’t have the Timeless Tropical stamp set on hand so I kept the stamping to a minimum so that they could each use greetings from stamp sets in their own collections. I added more die cut pieces and a label that would accommodate whatever greetings they used.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Z fold base – cut piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/4″, score at 2 1/2″ and 5″ and fold on score lines.
  • Cut one piece of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut two pieces of DSP at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. For one of these pieces you can use a contrasting piece of DSP. Adhere to Z fold piece. If you cut a contrasting piece of DSP adhere it to the middle section.
  • Die cut two of the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set. One uses a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock for the greeting. Stamp thank you greeting from the So Sentimental stamp set with Terracotta Tile ink. Cut the larger label with scrap piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock.
  • Die cut a variety of leaves from Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the dies from the In the Tropics dies. I also used the large fern die from the Tropical die set. Before adhering the two labels together, position two of the larger leaves in between both pieces at the top part of the label and then adhere them to the Terracotta label, then adhering both label pieces together. Place label halfway on top of the bottom fold. Arrange remaining leaves under the piece and then adhere them before adhering the label to the card. Apply adhesive only on the bottom half of the label in order to keep the Z fold open.
  • Add a Noble Peacock rhinestone to the greeting for a touch of bling.
  • For the inside of the card, cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice. Adhere to inside of Pretty Peacock card base. Adhere Z fold piece to card base to complete the card.

Click here for a PDF of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Retiring Products.

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Tropical Oasis Fun Fold Card

Hello! Today’s card features the Tropical Oasis Suite and the fun fold was inspired by a recent blog post from Patty Bennett. This is such a fun suite and I especially love the bright and cheery Designer Series Papers.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Cut piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Cut piece of DSP at 5 1/4″ x 11 3/4″. Score at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 7 3/4″ and fold accordion style. You can either adhere the smaller front flap to the larger one or leave it open.
  • Cut Grapefruit Grove label with next-to-largest die in the Stitched Nested Label die set.
  • Cut Daffodil Delight pineapple base with coordinating die from the In the Tropics set. Cut Old Olive leaf with die from set. Adhere pineapple base to bottom of label. The leaf has some partial cut outs. Pop them open and lightly curl them so they stand out. Adhere bottom part of leaf making sure that top part extends over top of label .
  • Die cut “aloha” from scrap piece of Real Red cardstock. Adhere to pineapple base with either a Fine Tip Glue Pen or a liquid adhesive.
  • Partially adhere the label piece to the front flap, leaving part of the right side unattached in order to be able to open the card.
  • Cut another label from Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the birthday greeting from the Timeless Tropical stamp set with Real Red ink. Adhere to the inside of the card, making sure that you place it close the fold so that it doesn’t stick out when the front flap is folded over.
  • Adhere folded DSP piece to the card base. You can keep the remaining flaps open or glue them shut. If you keep the back of the flaps open you can decorate them with die cuts or stamp additional greetings on pieces of Whisper White cardstock.

I’m happy that the stamp set and dies will be carrying over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, however please note that they will no longer be sold as a bundle at the 10% discount. The coordinating products such as the DSP, embossing folder, trinkets, etc. will be retiring and will only continue to be available while supplies last.

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Brightly Gleaming Gift Card Holder

Today I’m featuring a gift card holder made with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. I got the idea for this card from a Halloween card posted by Jackie Bolhuis on her Klompen Stampers blog. I loved how easy it was to put together, while at the same time, being such a great way to showcase our beautiful papers.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 1 1/2″ and 5 1/2″. Fold along score lines with bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of DSP at 3 3/4″ x 4″ for front of card and adhere. Cut two pieces at 1 1/4″ x 4″ for inside of card. Adhere one piece at right edge of card the other piece on the folded flap.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 4″ and stamp greeting with Pretty Peacock ink. I used one of the greetings from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. Adhere to inside of card, close to fold line, so that it does not show when the front of the card is folded.
  • Using the 1″ circle punch, position it in the center of the inside folded flap and cut a half-circle. This will make it easy to slide the gift card in and out. Run a thin line of liquid glue along short sides of the flap and adhere.
  • Tie piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon around front of card, making a knot.
  • For the little tag on the front of the card, stamp greeting with Pretty Peacock ink on small scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the “Be Merry” stamp from the Tidings All Around set. Cut out using the tag die in the Ornate Frames die set. Thread piece of Linen Thread through the tag and tie to ribbon with a knot.

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Monster Bash Triangle Cards

Today I have two fun triangle fold cards using the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers. I was going through some back issues of stamping magazines and came across this idea for Halloween cards in the Autumn 2017 issue of CardMaker magazine. The samples were really cute so I thought I’d give it a try.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Cut two pieces of cardstock into 5″ squares and score each of them on the diagonal. I used Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for both cards. Place one square with the score line going vertically. Align one side of the other square along the score line on the first square and align the points at the top.
  • Fold along the score lines on both pieces, make sharp crease with bone folder and turn card over.
  • Cut a 4 3/4″square from a piece of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and cut in half diagonally. Adhere to card front. Note: if you are using a paper with a directional pattern make sure it will be positioned properly.
  • For this card punch the cat from a piece of black foil paper with the cat punch and adhere it to the bottom of the front triangle. Stamp “Beware” from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black ink on scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. Adhere to card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. On Pumpkin Pie bottom point stamp part of the tree branch from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black Ink. Adhere the left front flap to the right flap using a thin line of liquid glue.
  • For this card fussy cut a few of the framed characters from the sheet of Designer Series Papers. Stamp greeting, “It’s Halloween” with Pumpkin Pie ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and trim down. Adhere bottom of the skeleton & pumpkin characters to the greeting and adhere to card. Adhere vampire character to card. Adhere small character to right bottom point. Adhere left front flap to right flap with thin line of liquid glue.

There is enough space for you to write a greeting and sign the card on the flip side. The card stands like an easel.

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The Raven – Another Idea

Hello! Today I’m sharing another card using the awesome The Raven stamp set. This was another one of the cards that we made recently in my Halloween card class. It is a gatefold and features the Monster Bash Designer Series papers and the new Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″ on the long edge. Fold on both score lines and run bone folder along both edges.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 3″ x 4″ and two pieces at 2″ x 4″. Adhere to front and inner flaps of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice from the stamp set With Memento black ink. Stamp tree branch with black ink in corner. Adhere to center of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. When I looked at the raven and branch stamps I thought that the shimmer embossing powder would work great on these images and I love how it it looks! Run the Embossing Buddy over the cardstock and then stamp the raven and branch with Versamark. Pour the embossing powder over the stamped images, shake off excess powder and use a heat tool to emboss. Use the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Use the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to embossed piece. Apply glue to the left side only on this piece and adhere to left front card flap.
  • Stamp “Beware” greeting with Memento black ink on scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Select one of the dies from the Ornate Frame Dies set and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the embossed piece.

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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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