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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Artistically Inked-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. 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 project features the stunning Expressions in Ink Suite. The Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper is unlike anything we’ve ever had before and I couldn’t wait to work with it!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Polished 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 gold foil paper at 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″. Cut a piece of Expressions in Ink DSP at 3″ x 4 1/2″. Adhere pieces together and adhere to card front.
  • Stamp the roses as follows: One rose at full strength and one rose stamped off once with Polished Pink ink; one rose at full strength with Magenta Madness ink.
  • Stamp three single leaf images with Just Jade ink, stamping off once for one of the leaves.
  • Die cut all stamped images with the coordinating Artistic Dies.
  • Make the rose collage by first adhering the roses together with liquid glue. Arrange the Just Jade leaves and adhere to flowers with Mini Glue Dots. Select one of the leaves from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Adhere entire piece to bottom right corner of the DSP background piece.
  • Stamp “thanks” greeting with Polished Pink ink on scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock and fussy cut.
  • Die cut a gold foil label from the Tasteful Labels dies. Adhere the greeting to the label and adhere to card front.
  • Adhere a few sequins from the Ephemera Pack to the DSP piece.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Ink up the rose stamp with Polished Pink ink, stamp off once and stamp in bottom left corner. Ink up the leaf stamp, stamp off once and stamp on the rose. Repeat one more time. Adhere piece to inside of card.

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Flowers of Friendship-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

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

My project this month features the Flowers of Friendship bundle, new In Colors, as well as a bunch of other products from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I got the idea for the layout from a past Freshly Made Sketches layout.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Scalloped frame – cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and cut out with the largest scallop die from the Scalloped Contours die set.
  • Stamp the smaller flower image from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set eight times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White cardstock. Color two flowers each with Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I colored the flowers with the light blend and then used the dark blend to color in the inner petals. Punch out with the Flowers & Leaves punch.
  • Stamp the smaller flower image with Jet Black Stazon ink on scrap pieces of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent In Color Shimmer Vellum. Punch out with the Flowers & Leaves punch.
  • Stamp thank you greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Cut out with label die from the Potted Succulents die set. Cut another label from scrap piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock. Cut this label in half vertically and adhere each piece to either end of the stamped greeting.
  • To put the front of the card together adhere the flowers in rows, leaving space in the middle of the card to add the greeting. Adhere the flowers colored with the Blends in columns on the left and right side of the scalloped piece. Adhere the vellum flowers in the middle column with a small dot of liquid adhesive in the flower centers. Adhere stamped greeting with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add bling with the pretty new In Color Jewels. Use the smaller jewels in the centers of the flowers colored with the Blends and use the larger jewels in the centers of the vellum flowers.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the top part of the large floral spray image from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink in lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

This was such a fun card to make! I love the new In Colors – so fresh and bright!

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Pretty Perennials Happy Mail

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for April. 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. 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.

Today’s card features the Pretty Perennials bundle from the mini catalog, along with two favorite products that will be retiring on May 3rd. This is the last chance for you to purchase the fabulous Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Layering Ovals Dies. I was shocked to see that the dies were retiring – these are a staple for me!! Grab them now while you can – I just checked the inventory status and it is getting low.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
  • Layering mat – cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • Cut piece of polka dot paper from the True Love Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies, center it on the DSP and cut.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the “happy” greeting from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in center with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Stamp “mail” with Melon Mambo ink directly under the “happy.” Adhere to the polka dot DSP piece.
  • Using the Perennial Petals Dies, cut one large and three next-to-largest flowers from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. I used two different papers that featured the pinks and oranges, and cut them out from different sections of the paper to get a variety of colors from the one sheet of paper.
  • Die cut the Basic Black petal overlays from scrap pieces that have been backed with pieces of an adhesive sheet. Adhere them to the flowers. Adhere the flowers to the polka dot DSP piece, arranging them around the outside of the oval.
  • Adhere piece to the Melon Mambo cardstock mat. Adhere this piece to the Basic Black cardbase with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere Elegant Faceted Gems to the flower centers. I used the Petal Pink gems.
  • Card inside – cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I die cut two small flowers from the Artistry Blooms paper and adhered them in the lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

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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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Flower & Field-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

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

Today’s card showcases the pretty Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for free with a $50 order. This is an easy layout that makes DSP the star of the show.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Flower & Field DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut in half on the diagonal by lining up opposite corners along the cutting track of the paper trimmer. Once you make the cut, without pulling the two pieces apart, gently turn the piece around so that you are now cutting the two other opposite corners. You have now cut out an “X” and can pull the triangles apart.
  • For this card I decided to use both sides of the DSP, however, you can mix and match with other contrasting pieces of DSP. You would just cut another piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and repeat the cutting process for making the “X.”
  • Adhere one set of triangles , matching the points in the center of the card front. Adhere the second set of triangles and space them so that some of the card base shows in between.
  • Stamp greeting from the Heal Your Heart stamp set, another Sale-A-Bration item, with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on scrap piece of So Saffron cardstock. Run through your die cutting & embossing machine with one of the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Die cut two sets of the smallest set of leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies, a fabulous set of dies in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Adhere the leaves to opposite sides of the label with glue dots. Adhere label to center of card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the smaller image from the Corner Bouquet stamp set with Just Jade ink in the lower left corner and adhere to inside of card. I chose not to stamp a greeting in order to write a personalized note.

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Hydrangea Haven-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for January. 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, to show appreciation to our customers and team. 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 so many talented stampers.

Today’s card features the Hydrangea Hill Suite in the new mini catalog. Purple is one of my favorite colors and it isn’t very often that Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers showcase the great purples available in the different color families. I also love flowers so this suite was a winning combination for me and was the first one I purchased as soon as the catalog went live!

I thought that the Double Z Fold would be a nice way to show off the 3D flower. Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″, fold and sharply crease with a bone folder.
  • Designer Series Paper for card base – cut one piece at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one piece at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere. I used the paper with the smaller all-over hydrangea design.
  • Smaller card base – cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 3″ x 9″ and score at 3″ and 6″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of the Seaside Spray DSP at 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ . Stamp “thank you” from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set with Gorgeous Grape in the bottom left corner.
  • Die cut the leaf and stem piece with Old Olive cardstock using the die from the Hydrangea die set. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet and adhere to the Old Olive cardstock before running through the die cutting machine. Adhere to Seaside Spray DSP.
  • To make the 3D flower cut a 2 1/2″ square piece of Basic White cardstock. I used three colors of ink: Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray and applied them with a blending brush. I started with the Highland Heather, randomly dabbing the color on, making small circles, working from the center and going out to make a large circle. I repeated this step with the Seaside Spray and then filled in with accents of Highland Heather. I did first and second generation inking to produce the shading. I have a set of blender brushes in different sizes that I purchased at a scrapbooking show several years ago and I used one of the smaller brushes since I was working with a small piece. I don’t have our new brushes yet so I’m not sure how well this technique will work with the size of the SU brush. You can also use sponge daubers, which would work nicely for this technique.
  • Once the inking is done run it through your die cutting machine using the solid flower die. To get the raised effect turn the piece to the back and use either the paper piercer end of the Take Your Pick tool or the point of the paper snips to poke the flowers out to the front. To fill the flower out more, cut a strip of Vellum Paper and use the long die with the blossoms to cut them out. Curl them with your fingertip, place a small drop of liquid glue in the center and randomly adhere to the flower. I used five of the blossoms.
  • Adhere piece to the Seaside Spray DSP piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add three of the Highland Heather Pastel Pearls. Adhere the DSP piece to the front of the smaller card base.
  • For the inside of the smaller card base cut two pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square. Stamp a greeting with Gorgeous Grape ink on one piece and adhere to inside of the card base. Stamp the smaller petal image with Seaside Spray ink in each of the four corners of the other piece and adhere to the middle section of the card base. Adhere smaller card base to the larger card base. When adhering the front make sure to only apply the adhesive to the left half of the piece in order for the card to open.

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