Walk through the Ferns & Fun Folds!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like you to join me in a walk through the beautiful greenery of the Forever Fern Bundle / Forever Greenery product suite. This is my “go to” stamp set, it reminds me of Lovely as a Tree … you can use it for any occasion and for masculine or feminine cards.

Let’s begin with a “simple” stamped card … it’s getting a lot of hits on Pinterest! Makes you feel good when people like the cards you design …

You could leave this card as is, or add a little bling to … Any greeting could be used with this card. You can click HERE to see the original post.

My next card is still basic stamping but with a bit more layering and a fun layout. The corner rounder on the Trio Punch was used to create the cute blocks …

Now … look and see what a few embellishment can do!! I added a simple bow and some rhinestones that I colored with the Just Jade Stampin’ Blends Marker …

If you like the layout of the squares that are rounded … I have one more to show you. For this one, I added a few more steps; the background was embossed with the new Tasteful Textile embossing folder. Then I added larger squares with the Forever Greenery Designer paper to add a real pop.

To finish off the card, the greeting was stamped onto Whisper White and punched with the Everyday Label punch … a little twine to add even more texture and the Elegant Faceted Gems for a some bling to draw your eye around the entire card.

It’s time to bring out the dies! This card was designed with the “Eclipse” Technique ….

The background was textured and I used the Trio Punch again to add the cute floral punch on our greeting. You can learn more about this card HERE. The “Pick a FREE Bundle” offer on that post is no longer available.

Next I’d like to share one of my favorite cards I created from the Forever Greenery suite ….

The background highlights one of the patterns from the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper and splitting it into 3 panels gives the card depth. The punched flowers add a beautiful dimension and the Gold Ring ties everything together … Click HERE to get the step by step details.

This fun card is one of the two cards that my June Club members created so I have created Full Color, Step by Step instructions for this card and the Double Triangle Fold card coming up next (Click Here to View Post) This is a fun and simple card to create ….

This is the second Fun Fold Card … This Double Triangle Fold Card is amazing. It begins in a vertical / portrait position ….

And then it changes into the vertical /landscape layout as it opens …

It is not as hard to create as what you may think. You can follow the step by step instructions to recreate this, and once you have the pattern, you can create for any occasion!

I also want to remind you that we are in the middle of “Bonus Days” … so for each $50 you purchase, you will receive a $5.00 coupon code to shop with next month! That’s a 10% discount … and we all like saving money!

With each $50 you spend with me, you will also receive a Virtual Rewards point from me (Click Here for Rewards Program).

It’s a great time to get the amazing Forever Greenery suite / bundle and reap the many rewards as well … including the step by step instructions! The color pallet comes from the Forever Fern Designer Series Paper and includes the Pretty Peacock and Just Jade … soooo pretty!

Your friends are going to “flip” over this card and it’s not as hard as it looks to create. Once you’ve learned how to make this … you’ll be hooked. I’m already hooked on this suite.

Let me know if you need help placing your order or you can order direct from my store by clicking on one of the images below.

Thanks for joining me today. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun twist!!

Here is the Suite and Bundle that is the focus of the products I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Double Triangle Fun Fold with a Twist!

I am thrilled to share my “Double Triangle” Fold card with you today using the Forever Greenery products. This fun fold has a twist to surprise the recipient of the card. It starts as a vertical (portrait) layout and twists to a horizontal (landscape) layout!!

This fun card is one of the two that my June Club members so I have created Full Color, Step by Step instructions for this card and the Triangle Fold card I shared on Saturday (Click Here to View Post) Here is the card ….

I will send you the PDF files for both cards when you purchase the Forever Fern bundle or Suite from me. A special “Thank you” … the ladies at stamp club loved them!!

As I said … today’s card goes from portrait ….

And then it changes into the vertical /landscape layout as it opens …

I also want to remind you that we are in the middle of “Bonus Days” … so for each $50 you purchase, you will receive a $5.00 coupon code to shop with next month! That’s a 10% discount … and we all like saving money!

With each $50 you spend with me, you will also receive a Virtual Rewards point from me (Click Here for Rewards Program).

It’s a great time to get the amazing Forever Greenery suite / bundle and reap the many rewards as well … including the step by step instructions! The color pallet comes from the Forever Fern Designer Series Paper and includes the Pretty Peacock and Just Jade … soooo pretty!

Your friends are going to “flip” over this card and it’s not as hard as it looks to create. Once you’ve learned how to make this … you’ll be hooked. I’m already hooked on this suite.

Let me know if you need help placing your order or you can order direct from my store by clicking on one of the images below.

Thanks for joining me today. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week. I’ll be back tomorrow with my “Two for Tuesday”!!

Here is the Suite and Bundle that is the focus of the products I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Forever Fern Fun Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got another new card to share with you from the Forever Greenery Suite … I just can’t stop using this suite! It is so versatile and can be used for any occasion.

The Forever Greenery Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! features watercolor patterns and images in a glorious array of green hues. Today’s card is a fun fold and super easy to recreate… and cute!

This Triangle Fun Fold works great for showing off your designer series paper. With a few simple cuts your card is over half way done. You can add layers if you prefer and some additional embellishments to “jack it up” even more. And when you open it ….

The simplicity of this card makes it easy to whip out many at a time … hmmm, a consideration for my Christmas cards! And they are fun to open.

I have another awesome fun fold card using this suite that I will be sharing on Monday so make sure you stop by. PLUS … when you purchase this suite or bundle through me (anything over $50 before ship/tax) I will send you the full color PDF with step by step instructions for today’s & Monday’s cards.

I’ll share more about today’s card and introduce you to the Double Triangle Fold card on Monday. This card has a real “twist” to it!!!

Thanks for stopping in today, hope yours is a good one.

Here is the Suite and Bundle that is the focus of the products I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

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 …

 

Let Hope Be Your Anchor Card with Fun Fold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a masculine card that was created using one of the designer papers that is currently on sale and a fun fold!!  I began with the Sailing Away Bundle and the Come Sail Away designer paper.

The fun fold showcases 2 different patterns from the Come Sail Away Designer paper.  These two patterns together create a wonderful nautical card … great if you need a masculine card. However, the lighthouses and beautiful sailboat could easily be gifted to a girl friend or family member that loves the lakefront and all the beauty it offers.

Both the greeting and the sail boat comes from the Sailing Home Stamp set and the cute little anchor and Bakers Twine can be found in the product suite on page 145 of the Annual Catalog. The greeting flips open …

… and it exposes the perfect little spot to write your personal note to friend or family member. The left side also flips open … It’s just a fun way to present your message. Many of my stampin’ friends are looking for something different from the normal type card.

If you need more space for your message, you can always create a larger inner card … I was just showcasing the designer paper. Don’t like to cover it up too much.

Don’t forget that the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper is one of the papers that are currently on sale.

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold and nautical style featuring the Sailing Home Bundle …

Thank you for joining me today…

I hope you have a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …