Daisy Lane Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today both of the cards featured today were created with the Daisy Lane bundle.  The cards are so different from each other … amazing! Each year the bundles “disappear” … even when the stamps, punches or dies remain in the catalog, your chance to save 10% has passed.

Both of the cards I’m sharing today were created for my April Stamp Club. Because of our “Safer at Home” order, my clubs are not able to meet at my Stampin’ studio as usual but that doesn’t’ stop us … I have created a special Facebook group for my club members, and they get “Card Kits’ each month along with PDF’s which include pictures, step by step instructions, dimensions and a supply list.

This beautiful card features dies, the daisy punch and the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper is a lightweight paper with photographic images of real pressed petals on one side and vintage designs on the other. One design has distinct designs to cut out and use on card front.

I have already shared the “Dutch Fold Card” with you featuring the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  I am sending the PDF for both cards to anyone who purchases $50 (before shipping & taxes) during the month of May. The cards are from my April Card Club and each PDF includes photos, full instructions, dimensions and a supply list.  You’ll love the step by step instructions.

I do have a PDF created with full instructions and dimensions for this card… I am sending it to anyone who purchases $50 (before shipping & taxes) during the month of May. You’ll also get today’s Daisy Card PDF that I will send along.  The cards are from my April Card Club and each PDF includes photos, full instructions, dimensions and a supply list.  You’ll love the step by step instructions.

Today’s Stamping Supply List …

With the Retirement List out … now is the perfect time to get those goodies before they are gone for good!  Remember, many of the designer papers are on sale right now!

Let me know if you would like help placing your order. I will email you the PDF files for both of these cards … Step by Step instructions, photo, dimensions and supply list!!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope your day is a good one.

Garden Lane Dutch Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend and got a chance to check out the four cards I made yesterday featuring the stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series paper and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp set.  Today I’ll feature the Garden Lane Designer paper (also on sale) the Daisy Punch, and introducing the “Dutch Fold Card”.

This card would be pretty without the Dutch Fold … the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper features verdant greenery and designs in lush shades and when teamed up with Blushing Bride will make you think spring for sure.

This pretty card folds flat for easy mailing but stands beautifully like an art easel showcasing the focal point … our punched daisy and foliage. The “Leaf” punch was on the “Discontinued List” … but has already sold out.

I sponged the Daisy before actually punching it out, that gives you more control on applying how heavy of soft you apply the ink.  I use the sponge daubers to apply ink. The stem is just a piece of scrap but tied together with the Daisy and Leaf punch, you have created a pretty flower.

I do have a PDF created with full instructions and dimensions for this card… I am sending it to anyone who purchases $50 (before shipping & taxes) during the month of May. There is also a second Daisy Card PDF that I will send along.  The cards are from my April Card Club and each PDF includes photos, full instructions, dimensions and a supply list.  You’ll love the step by step instructions.

Today’s Stamping Supply List …

With the Retirement List out, now is the perfect time to get those goodies before they are gone for good!  Remember, many of the designer papers are on sale right now!

Let me know if you have any questions on my post, feel free to leave comments below on today’s card.

Thank you for visiting with me today.

Two for Tuesday: Best Catch Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I missed you yesterday (Technical problems) however I have two for you today!  We are all looking for masculine cards and I have two today that should fit the bill … Best Catch. I must say though, girls love to fish too!! That is a wonderful memory I have of my Grandpa, my Dad … and my Mom.

My first card will take you to a slow running stream where the sun hits the ripples of the water and creates a sparkling dance.  Don’t you just love the sound of water … it’s so calming.

The card is “almost” monochromatic … Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue.  The reason I say “almost” is because I’ve added a touch of Balmy Blue to the water, and the rest is shades of Early Espresso.

We began with stamping the trees across the background.  The oval on the card is actually “cut out” so it recessed on the card front.  Our fisherman is popped up and has dimension and sits within a fun frame.  And added the basket and greeting to balance out the card.

These are the items I’ve used creating these cards …

 

My next card is a “Double Z Fold” Card …

Double Z fold makes great cards that add so much “fun” and the inner piece can be made in any size … best of all, they fold down to fit perfectly into your standard size envelopes!

This card front picks up where the other card left off … the catch!!  The inner piece has our greeting and the back flap is lightly stamped to be used for your sentiment. When all folded up, you will not see that at all.

The front of our card picks up where the last card left off … the catch!!

Sponging a little Balmy Blue on the background to give you a watery effect and our fish puttin’ up a good fight! The fish and cattails were colored with assorted Stampin’ Blends. The blend so beautifully on the fish and make our cattails dimensional, without “real” dimension.

If you like this fishing side of life, make sure you pick up the Best Catch stamp set and Catch of the Day Dies … they are both on the retiring list.

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards and maybe it brought back some wonderful memories for you as well.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy the day ~

Friday’s Fun Fold with Instructions …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing this fabulous Friday? I’m actually doing quite well … I’m back at work but only during the morning hours when the store is closed, so I’m home in plenty of time to get things done! So the studio is cleaned and I got a cute fun fold for you today!

I’ve done this fold before and it’s easy to do and just a little different than sending the same old flat card (those are pretty too!).  I used the “Love What You Do” stamp set in Grapefruit Grove … one of the In-Colors that will be retiring this year.

How would you like some instructions?  OK … Let’s do this!  … oh my!! I forgot to put my Early Espresso Base on!!

  • Cut your card base (It will be on the next picture) 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Folded (Grapefruit Grove) cardstock: 9-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ then Score at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
  • Inside (Very Vanilla) cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Fold Grapefruit Grove piece in have (at 5-1/2″ score line)
  • Then fold “back” your piece scored at 2-1/2″ so its over the top and the edge is to the left.
  • Either die cut or punch 2″ through the folded piece (slightly less than 1″ from top) Die cutting is easier than punching!
  • Emboss the front piece (ONLY) Bring your folder to the score line and run it through your embossing machine.  I used the Layered Leaves 3D folder.
  • Glue the Scalloped Lace trim onto the back of the embossed edge (Let Dry).
  • You can either glue the flap down at this time, or leave it open to add a little more drama to your card!
  • Set your vanilla piece inside (do not glue yet) fold flap over so you can determine where you will stamp your flower.  I place my finger there to hold the spot before I fold the flap back over … then stamp.  If you are a “perfectionist” … draw a light pencil mark around your punched opening so you know exactly where to stamp. Then erase the pencil line.
  • Color in your flowers … be careful, I used Early Espresso, this will smear when coloring with the marker. I was just very careful.  Otherwise, you can use the Momento ink pad. Add a touch of the Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle!!
  • I did not measure my cardstock for the greeting … I stamped it onto a scrap piece and cut it to fit.
  • Finish card by adhering the vanilla to the inside, and card front onto the Espresso base.

Here is the sample with the Early Espresso base attached…

The Espresso base really makes the card “pop” and it ties in the Early Espresso mat behind your greeting and your stamped image.  I forgot in my instructions the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon on the banner. That too will be retiring this year 😦  Love the 2018-20 In-Colors.

I prepared a list of ingredients for you as well …

Supply List

I can’t believe it’s Mid-April already!  The retirement list will be coming out soon, so I like to remind my friends that if they need any of the retiring inks / colors to pick them up before the list goes out.  Just the clearance rack … when it’s gone, it’s gone.  One more peek at that cute card … with or without the base?? lol
Thank you so much for coming over to my blog today! It’s fun to spend some time with you, just wish it was in person!!
Our “Safer at Home” has been extended to May 26th!! I’ve been practicing on Facebook so I can bring you a live stamping session! There is a video of my stamp room on there from yesterday.
Have a great day ~

 

Mosaic Mood Z-Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Did you spend a lot of time online chatting with family and friends or are you lucky to have your family members with you.  Either way, hearts seem to find each other don’t they.

Today I am sharing another Z-Fold card and as promised … I will have Step by Step instructions for you to follow.  I’m using the beautiful “Mosaic Mood” Specialty Designer Paper … the pictures don’t always show the “embossed” areas on the paper, it’s so pretty! I had to cut out my rose and butterfly but I find that relaxing.

Let’s start from the beginning … our card base.  I used Blushing Bride on this card.

  • Cut cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ then score at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″
  • Fold cardstock in half, and then at the score line, fold the top back onto itself.  This will give you the Z in your Z-Fold Card!
  • Cut Designer Paper: 2 pieces at 4-1/8″ x 2-5/8″ and 1 piece at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

  • Adhere your designer paper onto your card base.
  • Prepare front and inside of your card.  Die cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla with the 3rd Largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Cut 2 pieces of Blushing Bride at: 4-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ these will mat (bottom layer) of the Very Vanilla

  • At this step I fussy cut my rose and butterfly from the “Mosaic Mood” Designer paper to prepare it for assembly.
  • Next step is to stamp the greeting onto the card front.  I have not assembled at this point.
  • Align your cut images into the spots you will want them so you know where to stamp your greeting.  My greeting comes from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.

  • Now I adhere my Very Vanilla pieces onto the Blushing Bride.
  • Adhere the unstamped piece of cardstock onto the inside of your card … center it.  This will help you align the front piece.

  • When adhering the front piece, remember your front is “folded back upon itself” so only the left HALF of the stamped piece will get adhesive / glue.  If you glue the entire piece … your card will not open.
  • Final step is to attach your rose and butterfly … feel free to embellish with Rhinestones if you’d like.

Congratulations … you have made it through the Z-Fold.  It’s quite simple but a lot of fun to get in the mail!!  Stands up nicely too 🙂

Here are all the ingredients used for today’s card …

In the future I will share the “Double Z-Fold” Card … might have to be a Two 4 Tuesday as there can be variances in the Double Z, but that’s what makes them fun.

Thank you for hanging out with me this Monday.

Have yourself a wonderful day.

 

 

Fun Fold with Guest Stamper Cathy C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentines Day!!  It’s a bit chilly here in Wisconsin … -9° Burr!! However, today’s card will warm your heart. It was created by my friend and Star’s team member Kathy Czerwinski and she’s sharing it with all of us. She made a “fun fold” card to showcase the Honey Bee Bundle!!

Kathy’s top flap or front of the card highlights the Sale-a-bration Paper the “Golden Honey Specialty” Designer Series Paper …

and you will also see the die cut bee’s from the bundle.  The sweet little greeting “Hey, Lady” comes from our Hostess Stamp Set “Little Ladybug”. Get the adorable Little Ladybug Host Stamp Set FREE when you host a qualifying party or place a personal order totaling $300 or more during our Sale-A-Bration promotion (January 3–March 31, 2020).

Once you open the front of Kathy’s card …

You will find a “gate front” to the inside, decorated beautifully with another pattern from the “Golden Honey Specialty” Designer Series Paper … This is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 (before shipping and taxes).  I do want to mention the reason it’s called “Golden” and “Specialty” is because it has gold foil accents on some designs.

Let’s go through the gate ….

Kathy finishes off her card by stamping the bee from the Honey Bee Bundle and wishing a Happy Birthday.  I loved this card and was thrilled when Kathy said I could share it with you.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.  If you have any questions, you can email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com or just put your question in the message box below.  Someone else may have the same question as you 🙂

Thank you so very much for stopping in to see me today.  I hope you enjoy this Valentines Day ❤

Have a great weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love any of the items shown today, I’d be honored to have you as a customer. I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

Monster Bash Double Z-Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So glad we’re such ghoul friends … that is our frightfully fun greeting on todays Halloween card which highlights the Spooktacular Bash Bundle. I’ve also showcased three (3) patterns from our Monster Bash Designer Series paper and in a fun Double Z-Fold card …

I started with a Paper Pumpkin base which coordinates perfectly with our designer paper.  The first pattern has all our ghoul friends featured on it and is attached to the first panel of our card.  The second pattern is a pair of our ghoul friends which were fussy cut and attached to front band of the “Z” which our greeting was stamped with the Spooktacular Stamp Set.

Inside our card you will find the creepy “Spider Web” pattern … with the “Double Z-Fold” card you get a sneak peek of this pattern because of the unique way it is folded. You will also find our eerie apothecary jars filled with ghoulish delights! Colored with our Stampin’ Blends and magically dazzled with a touch of our Wink of Stella.  The ingredients in the jar are a bit “bone-chilling” if I do say so myself!

This product suite is so fun to work with and a great addition to your Halloween decorating arsenal.  You will be seeing even more samples so stay tuned!

Have a frightfully fun Friday and thanks so much for your visit to my blog today.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …