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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Pretty Pumpkins-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 the thank you card I sent out to my customers in October and it uses products from the Pretty Pumpkin Bundle and the Harvest Meadow Suite.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Calypso Coral 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 Calpyso Coral paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.
  • Stamp greeting from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 1 3/4″ x 5″. Cut out with the thin wildflower die from the Harvest Dies.
  • Cut piece of Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at 2″ x 2 1/2″. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet to the same size and adhere. Cut out with the small pumpkin die from the Detailed Pumpkin Dies. Note: The Be Dazzling Specialty Paper was a Sale-A-Bration item and is no longer available. You can substitute any other metallic paper in its place.
  • Cut a piece of the Crumb Cake paper that looks like willows from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper at 2 1/4″ x 4″. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet to the same size and adhere . Cut out with the large filigree pumpkin die from the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.
  • Die cut a leaf from a scrap piece of a Gold Foil sheet.
  • Before adhering the Crumb Cake wildflower piece, trim the bottom of the stems to fit the Basic White cardstock piece. Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Peel backing off the adhesive sheet on the filigree pumpkin and adhere to Basic White cardstock piece. Adhere the gold leaf under the pumpkin stem with liquid glue.
  • Peel backing off the adhesive sheet on the small pumpkin and adhere, overlapping the bottom of the wildflower piece and filigree pumpkin.

I’d be so appreciative if you would vote for my card! Click on the vote image below. Once you are in the gallery, click on the heart at the top right hand side of the picture as the hearts appear.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Shaded Summer Thank You-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September. This is the last hop for the 2020-2021 year. 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 features the Shaded Summer Stamp set in the annual catalog, along with the Summer Shadows Dies that you can earn for free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration through the end of September. The Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is also a Sale-a-Bration item that you can earn with a $50 purchase. I decided to go with bright colors and used Magenta Madness as one of them. As I was going through all of my cardstock recently to see what needed to be replenished, I saw that I barely made a dent with this one. As much as I love bright colors, this is way bright even for me!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut two pieces of Magenta Madness cardstock, one at 4″ x4″ and one at 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
  • Cut piece of Beautifully Penned DSP at 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and adhere to the 4″ square piece of Magenta Madness cardstock. Tie a bow around this piece with the black & white gingham ribbon. Adhere piece to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3″ x 3 3/4″. Stamp thank you from the Shaded Summer stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink in upper left corner.
  • Stamp the small floral image from the stamp set with the Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. Color the flowers with the light and dark Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. Color the leaves with the light and dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Run through die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Summer Shadows dies.
  • Back two scrap pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock with an adhesive sheet cut to size. Run two different flowers through die cutting machine. Die cut two of the small solid leaves from scrap pieces of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Pull adhesive sheet backings off the flowers and adhere the leaf stems to the backs of each. Apply a few small dots of liquid glue to the leaves and adhere the flowers to the greeting piece.
  • Adhere the floral image over the die cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere piece to te 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Magenta Madness cardstock. Adhere piece to card front, overlapping the square piece.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the “so grateful” greeting from the Ornate Thanks stamp set with Magenta Madness ink. Stamp the sprig from the Shaded Summer stamp set with Granny Apple Green ink in lower left corner. Adhere to card.

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Nature’s Harvest with Blending Brush Background

Hello! Today’s card features products from the beautiful new Harvest Meadow Suite in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. It uses the Nature’s Harvest stamp set, Harvest Dies and Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. This is another one of the cards we made in my class on using blending brushes last week. It is an easy card to put together.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut two pieces of paper from the Harvest Meadow DSP pack. Cut the Calypso Coral piece at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and the Soft Succulent piece at 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere both pieces to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and run through your die cutting machine with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle die.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die.
  • To do the blended ink background, first apply Bumblebee ink with a blending brush to the top third of the piece. Gradually build the color to the depth you like, a little bit at a time. Next, apply Calypso Coral ink, making this section more narrow than the Bumblebee section. Since Calypso Coral is the main color on the card I wanted to use it as more of an accent in the background piece. Last, apply Soft Succulent ink to the bottom third of the piece, again building up the color to the depth you like.
  • Stamp the coneflower image from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set on the background piece with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Memento ink and cut out with the small label die from the Harvest Dies set.
  • Wrap a piece of linen thread three times around bottom portion of the blended background piece and secure on the back with a piece of tape. Adhere the greeting over the wrapped thread with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere blended background piece to the Soft Succulent cardstock piece.
  • Adhere the entire piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thanks a Ton-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for August. 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 I’m sharing a card featuring the Whale Done stamp set and coordinating Whale Builder punch, as well as the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper that is one of the free items you can earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. When I looked at one of the designs in the paper pack it reminded me of waves, so I thought it would be fun to combine it with the Whale Done stamps. I altered the DSP by using the Blending Brushes with three different colors of ink to make it look like ocean water. It is one of the cards we will be making in a class I’m doing later this week on different techniques for using the Blending Brushes.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Beautifully Penned DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Apply Coastal Cabana ink with Blending Brush to top third of the DSP. Keep this fairly light. For the middle part of the DSP apply Balmy Blue ink, going a little darker and blending it into the bottom edge of the Coastal Cabana. For the bottom third of the DSP apply Pacific Point ink, making this the darkest of the colors. Blend it into the bottom edge of the Balmy Blue. Continue going over each color until you achieve a good contrast.
  • To make the whales, stamp one whale image on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch with the Whale Builder punch. For the second whale, I wanted a reverse image so I stamped it onto the Silicone Craft Sheet with Coastal Cabana ink, placed a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock over the stamped image, pressed down, carefully lifted it up and voila! A whale going in the opposite direction! You will have to fussy cut this whale out since it is going in the opposite direction as the punch.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ square and run through die cutting machine with the largest circle from the Layering Circles dies. Stamp the seaweed image with Granny Apple Green ink. Stamp the coral image twice with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the greeting with Pacific Point ink. Stamp the fish images all around the circle with Poppy Parade, Bumblebee and Pumpkin Pie inks.
  • Adhere stamped circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the whales with liquid glue, positioning one at the top and one at the bottom of the circle.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp several of the fish images in the bottom left corner with Poppy Parade and Bumblebee ink. Adhere to card.

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Sweet Strawberry Thank You

Hello! Today I’m sharing the note card I made to send to customers that placed orders with me in July. It features the very popular Sweet Strawberry bundle and Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, which you can earn as a free Stampin’ Reward host item. I used the Stampin’ Up! Basic White Note cards and envelopes. I always have a few packages in my stash, as they come in handy when you need to make quick cards. You get 20 note cards and 20 envelopes for $7.00 so it is a great buy!

Here is how I made the cards,

  • Cut a piece of the striped paper from the Pattern Party DSP pack at 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • The Sweet Strawberry stamp set is a two-step stamp set, so first, stamp two strawberry outlines and leaf outlines with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. For the second step, use the coordinating fill stamps. Stamp the strawberries with Poppy Parade ink and stamp the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink.
  • Punch out the shapes with the Strawberry Builder Punch. Adhere the leaves to the tops of the strawberries with a few small dots of liquid glue.
  • For the thank you tag, I used the Tailor Made Tag dies and stamped the greetings with the Biggest Wish stamp set. First, stamp the block letter “thanks” with Poppy Parade ink. then stamp the script”thanks” over it with Memento ink. Run through your die cutting machine with the next-to-largest die with the rounded top.
  • To finish off the card, I used a piece of retired Blushing Bride bakers twine to make a slip knot through the tag opening. You can use any ribbon or twine you have on hand. Adhere the tag to the card front at an angle. Adhere the strawberries so that they are partially on the end of the tag and partially on the DSP, slightly overlapping them.

The DSP helped make this a colorful summertime card. Give this idea a try with other stamps and DSP when you need to make a quick and easy card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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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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