Pretty Pumpkins Fun Fold Card

Hello! Today’s project is a fun fold card using the Pretty Pumpkins bundle. The stamp set has great images and sentiments and the coordinating dies are beautiful. It isn’t often that we get Designer Series Papers to match the browns in the Stampin’ Up! color range, so while the colors in the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP are predominantly purples, I was excited to see that a few sides of the papers have some wonderful designs in Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Main card base – Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3″, fold and crease with bone folder. 
  • Smaller card base – Cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 3″ x 8″, score at 4″, fold and crease with bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of the Blackberry Beauty DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one at 2 3/4″ x 4″. Adhere the smaller piece of DSP to front fold and the larger piece to the inside.
  • Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. Cut an adhesive sheet to the size of the cardstock.  Run through die cutting machine using the pumpkin die from the Detailed Pumpkins dies.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3″. Stamp large pumpkin line image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  I used Stampin’ Blends and colored the stems with light Cinnamon Cider and light and dark Old Olive for the leaves.  For the smallest pumpkin I used dark Pale Papaya and light Pumpkin Pie, for the medium pumpkin I used dark Pumpkin Pie and light Cajun Craze, and for the largest pumpkin I used light and Dark Cajun Craze.  You can also color the image with Stampin’ Write Markers, colored pencils, or use ink pads with blender pens. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Detailed Pumpkins dies.
  • Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. Stamp greeting from Pretty Pumpkins stamp set with Early Espresso ink in upper right corner of one the pieces.  Adhere die cut Pumpkin Pie pumpkin and then adhere the colored pumpkin piece, overlapping the die cut pumpkin.  You can adhere with or without Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere to front flap of the smaller Cinnamon Cider card base.
  • Stamp the small pumpkin vine and leaf image with Memento ink on the other piece of the 2 7/8” x 3 7/8” Very Vanilla cardstock and color the leaves with the Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends.  Adhere to inside of the smaller card base.
  • Adhere smaller card to larger card, making sure that the card opening faces to the left.  Adhere a Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dot to the card front.

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Slice of Happiness Rosh Hashanah Card

Hello! I made today’s card to send to my friends and relatives for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had a Jewish holiday stamp set for many years so every year I take on the challenge of using SU products to create my holiday cards. It is amazing what you can come up with! I can usually adapt one of our packages of Designer Series Papers from the holiday catalog, or sometimes there are stamp sets that contain images that are symbols of the Jewish New Year. When I saw the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, the rich purples made me think of grapes, which is one of the symbols. I thought immediately of the retired stamp set, Slice of Life from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, because one of the images is grapes. I used this stamp set to make my holiday card in 2019 and used the pomegranate image on that card. You can see it in this blog post. I used a set of Jewish holiday greetings from a retired Papertrey Ink stamp set. I also used one of my favorite fun-folds, which is a great way to showcase a stamped image.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Score at 2 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut two strips of Blackberry Beauty DSP at 2″ x 5 1/4″. I used two different papers, one for the front fold and one for the inside fold. Adhere to both sides of the fold.
  • Smaller card base – cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 3 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstsock at 3″ x 4″, stamp greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink and adhere to the inside left side of the card base. Cut a scrap piece of Gold Foil and run it through your die cutting machine with one of the small leaf dies from the Beautiful Leaves Dies. Adhere with small dots of liquid glue to bottom left of the greeting piece.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.
  • Use the direct-to-rubber coloring technique to color the grape image with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Old Olive for the leaves, Cinnamon Cider for the branches and Rich Razzleberry for the grapes. Stamp onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, leaving room to stamp the greeting at the bottom. Stamp the greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink. Add some sparkle to the grapes with Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere the piece to the front of the Cinnamon Cider card base. Note that the folded base will open from left to right so make sure the opening is in the right direction before you adhere the stamped image!
  • Adhere the smaller card to the Rich Razzleberry card base so that the front of the smaller card overlaps the front fold of the larger card.

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Christmas Kit Now Avaliable!

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! In this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more! Create two each of four designs, finished size of cards is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede. You can order this kit, Item # 158155, in my online store. Cost of the kit is $19.00.

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Color & Contour-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”. This is one of the cards we made in one of my classes last month, where the projects featured the Hand-Penned Suite and the Color & Contours bundle. While the greeting doesn’t say “thank you,” I’m using this card to send out a special thanks to a friend.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Smaller card base – cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 3″ x 8″, score at 4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to inside of card base, cut another piece at 2 3/4″ x 4″ and adhere to front fold of card base.
  • Using the third largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies, cut a piece from Basic White cardstock.
  • Cut coordinating piece of DSP at 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ and adhere to front of smaller card base. Adhere the Basic White scalloped rectangle . Cut another piece of DSP at 1 7/8″ x 3 1/4″. Stamp hello greeting from Timeless Tropical stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in lower right corner. Adhere to scalloped rectangle.
  • Stamp three flower outlines from the Color & Contour stamp set on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Memento ink. Use the fill stamp to stamp two of the flowers with Blushing Bride ink and one flower with Pale Papaya ink. Cut out with the coordinating die from the Scalloped Contoured dies. Adhere the two Blushing Bride flowers with liquid glue and adhere the Pale Papaya flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Adhere the smaller card to the inside card base, making sure that the opening of the smaller card base is to the left and the fold is to the right.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Stamp greeting from the Sunny Sentiments stamp set with Memento ink and adhere to inside of smaller card.
  • Adhere Petal Pink gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems to the center of each flower.

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Pansy Patch Envelope Fold Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing an envelope fold card that features the pretty Pansy Patch Suite. Pansies are one of my favorite flowers so I was happy to see this sweet set of products in the annual catalog. I didn’t do much stamping on this card – just the leaves and the greeting. The little pansy collage was done by die cutting the pansies from one of the sheets of the Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the pansy dies.

Here is how I made the card. There are lots of steps, however, it wasn’t difficult!

  • Cut two pieces of Soft Succulent cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Place one piece in your paper trimmer and cut from the score line diagonally down to the opposite bottom corner. Repeat with other piece. You can put both pieces together and cut both at the same time if you prefer but you will have to add a little more pressure to make sure you cut evenly through both pieces. Fold on the score line and sharply crease with a bone folder. Adhere the two pieces together to form the card base. Use either Stampin’ Seal+ or Tear & Tape.
  • Cut a piece of Pansy Petal DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and cut on the diagonal. If you don’t want to use the reverse side of the paper you can cut two different pieces. Note: if using paper with a directional pattern, make sure you are cutting it on the diagonal in the right direction!
  • Adhere DSP to the diagonal folds.
  • Adhere the diagonal sides to the bottom of the card base. Decide which DSP you would like to show more of and adhere the other flap first, placing a line of Tear & Tape at the bottom inside flap. Then place a piece of Tear & Tape along the bottom of the other flap and fold over the first flap to make the pocket.
  • Cut a piece of Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon at 12 1/2″ and wrap around card front, with the two ends of the ribbon meeting in the front of the card. Secure with a piece of tape.
  • Make the pansy collage. I punched out a circle from a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock to use as a base to build the collage. You can also use one of the Layering Circles dies.
  • Stamp two leaves from the Pansy Patch stamp set. This is a two-step set so first stamp the base with Evening Evergreen ink, stamping off once before stamping onto scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Stamp the second leaf piece with the veins over the first leaf image with Evening Evergreen ink. Cut with coordinating die.
  • Using the piece of DSP with the different sizes and colors of pansies, select three pansies, one of the large images and two of the smaller images, and cut with coordinating dies.
  • Arrange the flowers and leaves on the circle base. Adhere the leaves first using Mini Glue Dots. Then adhere the large pansy. Adhere the two smaller pansies. Adhere the collage to the center of the envelope by adhering glue only to the bottom part of the collage so that the pocket is open in order to slide the note card into it.
  • To make the note card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/2″. I used the scalloped border die from the Penned Flowers die set to create the scalloped edge. You can use any other scalloped border die you might have in your collection. Stamp the greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink. Slide note card into envelope pocket.

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Hand-Penned Fun Fold-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for July. 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 created by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card is a fun fold that features the Hand-Penned Suite. It is one of four cards we will be making in one of my classes this week. The Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper is so soft and pretty and I love the color palette.

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″, fold and crease with a bone folder. Cut the card front 1″ from the fold line. Cut a 1″ x 4 1/4″ strip from the Misty Moonlight piece that was cut off.
  • Cut two strips of DSP at 3/4″ x 4″ and adhere to the 1″ Misty Moonlight strips. Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock with the largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Stamp two of the floral images from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on piece of Basic White cardstock. Color the flowers with Stampin’ Blends. I used Mint Macaron dark and light blends for the leaves, Daffodil Delight dark and light blends for the small flower and for the large flower I used Petal Pink dark and light blends and Flirty Flamingo light blend. When finished coloring, cut both flowers out with the coordinating die from the Penned Flowers Dies.
  • Adhere flowers to the Basic White scalloped piece with liquid glue. Place one flower in one direction and the other flower in the opposite direction, making sure not to put glue on the parts of the flowers that will hang off the edges of the Basic White piece. Leave a space in between the flowers in order to add the greeting.
  • Stamp the greeting with Tuxedo Black ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch out with the Oval Punch or other punch or die that will fit the space. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere top of art piece to bottom edge of the 1″ folded card base. Adhere the other 1″ strip to the bottom of the piece.
  • Embellish card with three Pale Papaya Genial Gems.

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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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The January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30th. Starting tomorrow, June 1st, many products will be available at reduced prices from 10%-50% off! If you still have items on your wish list, now is the time to shop because these products will only be available while supplies last. Click here to see the retiring list.

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Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop! I’m participating with a group of fabulous Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world that are showcasing projects made with products from the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. 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 these talented stampers.

Here is how I made this fun Z-fold card.

  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half, creasing sharply with a bone folder. For the Z-fold base, cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/4″. Score at 2 1/2″ and 5″ and fold, creasing sharply. Adhere piece to the Bermuda Bay card base.
  • Cut piece of DSP from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhere to larger section of the Mint Macaron base. Cut another piece of the paper at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ for the front fold, but do not adhere this piece yet.
  • To stamp the butterfly images, it is easiest to use the Stamparatus because this is a very large stamp. Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and place on the base of the Stamparatus. Position the butterfly stamp and once it is adhered to the acrylic plate, ink up the entire image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamp onto the cardstock. Cut out images with the coordinating Brilliant Wings die.
  • Color the butterflies with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. I used the three smaller butterflies and colored the larger of the three with the darker Blends. Don’t be afraid to mix all of these colors together. For some extra sparkle, brush with Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp the thank you greeting from the Very Versailles stamp set with the Memento ink and cut out with the small circle from the Tasteful Labels dies.
  • For the blades of grass, cut four large and four small grass pieces from Mint Macaron cardstock with the Dandy Wishes dies.
  • To put the card together, first adhere the largest butterfly to the larger front piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, arrange the grass along the top edge of the smaller front fold, alternating the heights of each piece. Adhere with multipurpose liquid glue for more flexible positioning. Adhere the smaller piece of DSP. When adhering the rest of the pieces, use Stampin’ Dimensionals on all of them. Adhere one of the butterflies at an angle, partially on the card front and partially on the grass, just using Stampin’ Dimensionals on the side of the wings that are on the flap. Adhere the last butterfly towards the bottom of the smaller card front. Adhere stamped greeting.
  • To embellish the card, add a few Elegant Faceted Gems. I also cut out two small vellum butterflies from the Brilliant Wing dies, curled the wings and adhered them to the grass with Mini Glue Dots. Add an Elegant Faceted Gem to each.

This special collection is only available until May 3rd, and I’m sad to say that the Designer Series Paper has proven to be so popular that is has sold out and is no longer available. The Natural Touch Specialty Paper is still available and the stamp set and dies will carry over to the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

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[146276]
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