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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Fable Friends for Mother’s Day

Hello! Today I have two adorable Mother’s Day cards featuring the Fable Friends stamp set, which will be carrying over to the 2019-2020 annual catalog. These cards were created by Beverly Tingom from Scottsdale, AZ. Bev was one of my first customers and although she moved away from Lancaster, PA several years ago, she remains a good customer and friend. Bev made these Z-fold cards for two of her step-daughters-in-law.

This card is for a step-daughter-in-law that has three children. In addition to the Fable Friends stamp set she also used the trees from the Beach Happy stamp set in the Occasions catalog. This set will be retiring on June 3rd. She colored the images with a variety of Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends. The mother duck and ducklings were all fussy-cut.

This card is for a step-daughter-in-law that has 10 children. The greeting was cut with one of the dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies set. The butterfly punch and DSP are retired products.

I am sure that both of these women will love receiving these cards! Thanks, Bev for allowing me to share your work with my readers. Wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fun Folds with Petal Promenade Suite

Today I’m posting the last two cards we made in my fun folds class last week.

This card uses a gatefold  done in a landscape layout.

I cut a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 2 3/4″ and 8 3/4″ and folded the ends into the center along the score marks.  Next I cut four pieces of designer paper at 2 1/2″ x 4″.  I attached two pieces with the floral designs to the front flaps and attached the two pieces with the marbleized design to the inner flaps. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set with Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with one of the circles from the Circles Layering Framelits set.  Next  I die cut a piece of Mellow Moss cardstock using the largest label from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  I cut a piece of the 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, ran a strip of snail adhesive on the back of the ribbon and centered it on top of the label, centered the circle over the label and attached it.

To attach the label to the front of the card, I ran adhesive on one side of the label and attached it to the left flap, leaving the other side unattached so that the card will open!

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 ” x 5 1/4″, stamped leaves in Mellow Moss ink on the bottom corners and attached it to the center of the card.

The next and last card is a simple easel card.

I cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at  2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ and folded at both score marks.  I cut another piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attached it to the Blushing Bride piece.  Next I cut out one of the rectangular frames from the Petal Promenade designer paper and stamped the live, laugh, love greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set with Fresh Fig ink and attached this to the Smoky Slate. 

I then attached this piece to the front of the card, only adhering it to the bottom half, leaving the top free, which is what makes the tent fold when the card is opened.

 

I created the easel “stop” by die cutting a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with one of the larger ovals from the Oval Layering Framelits Dies.  I stamped a flower in Blushing Bride ink and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  Next I cut two leaves in Mossy Meadow with one of the dies from the same set.  I arranged the leaves on the Smoky Slate oval, glued them down, attached the flower to the oval and then attached the oval to the inside of the card, making sure to position it so that the front of the card would stand up properly.

 

I really enjoyed trying out some of these fun folds, as did my customers!

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Tropical Chic Get Well Soon

I made several cards for a class I held last week that featured the Tropical Escape and Petal Promenade designer series papers.  Three of the four cards also featured fun folds.  The group I did the class for asked to use sentiments for get well, sympathy, inspirational so I had a variety of stamp sets from the current catalog that they were able to choose from.  I will be holding the class again this Saturday, August 25.  Full details are posted on my calendar of events.  This is the first of several posts to follow.

The first card uses a diagonal fold.  I’ve been seeing a number of cards lately that use this fold so wanted to give it a try.  I got the measurements and the belly band idea from Dawn Griffith in one of her recent blog posts.   I used the Tropical Chic designer paper and chose to only work with different shades of green with the thought that it is common to send plants as a get well gift, so this perfectly evoked the image of a plant.  The group also thought it also fit in the category of a masculine card and indeed one of the women in the group was going to send it to a male relative that is currently in the hospital. It uses the get well greeting from the Healing Hugs stamp set.

 

The card base is Shaded Spruce and the designer paper is attached to Granny Apple Green cardstock.  The belly band and greeting use Soft Sea Foam. The greeting was cut with one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits sets and is attached to a Shaded Spruce circle cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

The inside sentiment was stamped in Soft Sea Foam and one of the leaf stamps from the Tropical Chic set was stamped in Granny Apple Green.

 

Cutting measurements:

  • 1 sheet of Shaded Spruce cardstock – vertical score at 4 1/4″ and horizontal score at 5 1/2″, cut on the diagonal – makes two cards
  • 2 pieces of Granny Apple Green cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut on the diagonal – makes two cards
  • 2 pieces of designer series paper cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut on the diagonal – be
    careful when working with directional patterned papers!
  • 1 piece of Soft Sea Foam cut at 1″ x 10″
  • 1 piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card

This was a fun and easy to put together card and is a great way to showcase many of Stampin’ Up!’s great designer papers!

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