Forever Fern Fun Fold Card

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Today’s cards feature the Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies, along with the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper. I recently attended Stampapalooza, an online stamping retreat. One of the activities was a mystery project, where a series of clues were posted that included supplies needed, cutting and scoring dimensions, etc. I had an unopened package of Pretty Prints DSP waiting to be used, and once I decided on the DSP, the rest of the card quickly fell into place! I immediately thought that the Forever Fern stamp set and Fern 3D Embossing Folder would look great with the paper. The first card I made used Evening Evergreen as the main color and later on I went back and made two other cards with Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay. Give this fun fold a try. It is easy to make and is also a great way to showcase DSP and coordinating stamps! I made a few Halloween cards using this fold too.

Here is how I made the cards,

  • Card base – cut a piece of cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder. Cut off a 1 1/2″ piece from the front side of the cardstock and trim it down to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 2 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Run 1 1/2″ strip through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Fern 3D Embossing folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere the embossed piece to the right edge. Stamp one of the fern images from the stamp set at bottom left.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 3″ and score at 1/2″ with the long side at the top of your trimmer. Fold on score line and give a sharp crease with a bone folder. Run a line of liquid glue or adhesive along the 1/2″ side. Center this piece in the middle of the Basic White cardstock piece and adhere. Adhere the entire piece to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square. On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp one of the fern images and run through die cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating die. Adhere to Basic White square piece at an angle. Stamp the speckled image several times around the fern. Stamp “hello” at bottom right. Adhere to front flap. Embellish with a few rhinestones.

Colors used for this card: Cardstock: Evening Evergreen for card base, Soft Succulent for fun fold flap; Ink: Evening Evergreen for greeting, Soft Succulent for ferns, Soft Sea Foam for the speckles

Colors used for this card: Cardstock: Bermuda Bay for card base, Coastal Cabana for fun fold flap; Ink: Evening Evergreen for greeting, Coastal Cabana for ferns, Pool Party for the speckles.

Colors used for this card: Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss for card base, Rich Razzleberry for fun fold flap; Ink: Blackberry Bliss for greeting, Rich Razzleberry for ferns, Fresh Freesia for the speckles.

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Fond of Autumn Bouquet

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Today I’m featuring another one of the cards we recently made in my Fall Card class last month. This card uses the Fond of Autumn Stamp set and the Autumn Bouquet Dies. I decided to use Merry Merlot for the card base and detailed die cut layer. It is a color I love but don’t get to use often. I think it is a deep, rich color that goes well with many fall colors.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut another piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Run through die cutting and embossing machine with the detailed floral die. You will do this twice. First position the die at the top of the piece of cardstock. Once that is done, position the die at the bottom of the cardstock, and reverse the direction of the die. Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp full floral image with Memento Black ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Color the image with these Stampin’ Blends using both dark and light: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green for the leaves; Blackberry Bliss for the large flowers; Cherry Cobbler for the berries; Natural Tones Medium & Medium Light for the acorns. Run through die cutting and embossing machine with the large open floral die.
  • Stamp banner image with Memento Black ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 1″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the “happy thoughts of you” greeting inside the banner. In order to get the greeting to fit in the curves, because the stamp is photopolymer, you can slightly bend it on your acrylic block. Position greeting to make sure it fits and then ink up the stamp with Merry Merlot ink and stamp the greeting. Run through die cutting and embossing machine.
  • Adhere the floral piece to the card. Adhere the banner over the floral piece.
  • Embellish card with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Free Shipping Coming Tomorrow

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Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more, before tax, for one day only, Tuesday, October 4. The offer starts at 12:00am and ends at 11:59 MT. This would be a good opportunity to stock up on basic crafting supplies such as cardstock, adhesives, etc. Don’t forget to use the October Host code when placing your order with me.

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Apple Harvest Rosh Hashanah Card

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My card today features the Apple Harvest stamp set from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Apple Blossoms Dies, one of several sets in the Perfect Partners promotion that ends today. The minute I laid eyes on this stamp set in the catalog I knew I had to have it because it would be perfect for making cards for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that I celebrated earlier this week. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had any stamps specifically for Jewish holidays in many years, so each year I eagerly await the annual and holiday mini catalogs to see if there are any stamp sets that I can adapt. For the last few years there have been sets that include stamps with pomegranates, grapes and doves that are all images used in cards for this holiday. I lucked out again this year with the apples!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Petal Pink 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 one of the Petal Pink sheets in the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper pack at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ and run through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. Adhere to card front. Please note that this embossing folder is retired. I love how the folder echos the scrolls in the Fancy Frame die, which is why I chose to use it.
  • Cut a piece of the Petal Pink and gold dot sheet of DSP at 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″. Cut a piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet the same size and adhere to the paper. Run through a die cutting and embossing machine with the scroll die from the Fancy Frames Dies. Remove adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the Petal Pink DSP.
  • Cut two pieces of Shimmery White cardstock at 3″ square and stamp apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set with Memento Ink on both pieces.
  • Color the blossoms with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Color the leaves with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. Color the stem with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Color the inside of the apple with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I also colored some of them with So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Color the outside of the apples using the Light Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend for the base, Dark Stampin’ Blend for the black artist markings and then go over the markings and outer side of the large apple with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin Blend. Run both pieces through die cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating die from the Apple Blossoms Dies.
  • Adhere both apple pieces over the gold frame with liquid glue. Adhere frame piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I used a Jewish holiday stamp set from Papertrey Ink Stamps that I’ve had for years. L’Shanah Tovah translates to Happy New Year from the Hebrew. I used the smaller label die from the Sending Dies to cut it out. Adhere in the middle of the apples with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped the criss-cross image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in the upper right and lower left corner with Soft Suede ink. Stamp greeting. Adhere to inside of card.

This card turned out totally different than the original idea I had and was twice as much work! I made twenty cards and spent every spare hour I had all of last week to get them finished. I’ve already received thank you messages from several recipients telling me how much they loved the card so it was worth the extra effort!

Final reminder that today is the last day the Apple Blossoms Dies will be available to order.

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Fond of Autumn Split Card

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Today’s card features the beautiful Fond of Autumn Bundle in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and is another one of the cards we made in my recent Fall Cards class. I love to color and I also love the rich fall colors so the Fond of Autumn stamp set was a winner for me! The stamp set and coordinating Autumn Bouquet Dies were cleverly designed so that you can use the entire large image or just a portion of the image, making for lots of possibilities! I also paired the card with the Split Card Textures Dies, which is a nice way to feature the stamp set.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Soft Succulent 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 one of the green DSP sheets from the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper pack at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base. Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the grid die from the Split Card Texture Dies. Adhere to card front
  • Stamp large floral image from the Fond of Autumn stamp set with Memento Black Ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Cut out with the large sectioned Autumn Bouquet die.
  • Color the leaf and acorn image with Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Color the acorns with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Color the two smaller leaf and berry pieces with Soft Succulent and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/4″ square. Run through die cutting machine with the third smallest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. To stamp the greeting, use Evening Evergreen ink and cover the word “wishes” with a Post-it-Note, ink the word “Autumn”, remove Post-it-Note and stamp onto circle. Repeat the process again, this time covering up the word “Autumn” to stamp the word “wishes.”
  • Position the three leaf pieces along the diagonal line on the Texture Card piece. Before adhering, decide where to place the greeting and adhere it first and then adhere the leaf pieces. Embellish the greeting with a Brushed Metallic Dot.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp two acorns in bottom left corner and one acorn in upper right corner and color with the Stampin’ Blends. Adhere piece to inside of card.

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Rustic Harvest Card

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Today’s card features the Rustic Harvest Suite in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. It is a quick and easy card and a nice way to use several different Designer Series Papers. This is one of four cards we made in my Fall Card class last week. I will be posting the rest of the cards in my next few blog posts.

Here is how I made the card.

When I was deciding on a layout for this card, I decided to go back to a box of past sample cards that I keep for inspiration and ended up casing this card. I made it in the fall of 2019 and I used the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper that was in the September 2019-January 2020 Mini Catalog.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score a 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Mossy Meadow paper from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper pack at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut one piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1 7/8″ x 5″ and another at 1 7/8″ x 4 1/2″. Cut two different pieces of DSP, one at 1 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ and one at 1 3/4″ X 4 3/8″ and adhere to the Basic Black strips. Adhere to card front as pictured.
  • Stamp greeting from the Hello Harvest stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Rustic Pumpkin Dies.
  • Cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock at 2 3/4″ X 3 1/2″ to make the pumpkin. Run through die cutting machine with the two pumpkin die pieces. To make the stem, run a scrap piece of Soft Suede cardstock through the die cutting machine with the stem die.
  • Adhere stem to the smaller DSP strip. Adhere larger pumpkin piece, slightly overlapping the bottom of the stem. Adhere narrow pumpkin piece over the larger pumpkin piece. Adhere greeting over pumpkin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to inside of card.

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Stampin’ Up! has introduced six new sets of dies that coordinate with existing stamp sets in the annual and holiday mini catalog.  They will only be available for the month of September and while supplies last.  If you already own any of the stamp sets you can purchase the dies separately, or if you don’t currently own the stamp sets you can purchase both the stamp sets and dies as bundles and save 10%.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for September. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

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24 Hour Stamp Sale Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! has announced a 15% off 24 hour stamp sale on all stamp sets in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on Thursday, September 15, starting at 12:00am Mountain Time and ending at 11:59pm. Stamp sets will be available while supplies last. Host sets and stamp sets in the July-December Mini Catalog are NOT included in the sale.

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for September. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.