Friday Fun: More Pinwheel Tower Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with more Pinwheel tower cards. I’ll be sharing the video replay of the Pinwheel Tower card again for our new viewers … it has the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. In the video you heard me say that this has color on one side and black and white on the other, so….

For a pop of color, I did the Ombre technique using Bermuda Bay ink and my Blending Brush. I love how it turned out. I did “each side” as it lays flat the same … not intermingling the designer paper like I did on the other cards. So one side is Ombre and the other is ….

With some of the leftover Basic Black cardstock, I created a “pocket” to tuck in some money or a gift card into it!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

I used the Elegantly Said bundle for my greeting as I did on one of the other cards, and I dyed the edges of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon to coordinate and add a hint of color to the tag.

My next card highlights the stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Paper… The pattern was cut to flow around the entire card. I simply can not resist beautiful designer paper … it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

I used the Create with Friends stamp set and stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen … I adorned the card with the 2021-23 In-Color Gems, also the Evening Evergreen.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save designer paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed these additional cards. Thank you for joining me today ….

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of supplies used to create today’s cards. You can click on any one of them to view the product and get more details. It will take you directly to my store so you may begin shopping for the items you need. Thank You ❤

The PINWHEEL TOWER Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share the Pinwheel tower cards and more with you today. I’ll be sharing the video replay of last nights Facebook LIVE which shares 3 different versions of the Pinwheel Tower card with the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. I teamed it up with the Elegantly Said bundle. I used the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the Opal Rounds and White Glitter Organdy Ribbon.

This photo shows a piece of designer paper with a “pocket” to tuck in some $$ or a gift card!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

My next card highlights the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper and the Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. I simply can not resist this designer paper and it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

My last card is the Tidings & Trimmings bundle from the Tidings of Christmas suite in the Annual Catalog (the big book) The “Noel” used on my Whimsy Wonder card comes from this bundle as well … I love the color combination of this paper.

The dimensions for the designer paper are different on this card because I have “no border” around the edges. Here are those dimensions: Designer paper cut 4 @ 4-1/4″ x 2-2/3″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed the video and the cards. I will be sharing the “other card” mentioned in the video with you tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me today, and last night if you caught this LIVE!

Here is a list of the products I used on my cards. You may click on any one for more information on the product, or to begin shopping so you can start making these adorable cards. Thank you.

Simply Elegant in Copper

Hello Stampin’ Friends & Happy Saturday!!

Today I have a pretty card to share with you that I created using the Simply Elegant Suite! You can find this on pages 68 & 69 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog (Let me know if you need one!) I give my customers a FREE Catalog each time they come out.

Let’s begin with our card base which is our Basic Gray … I then added one of the simple designs from the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer paper. This designer paper has Gold, Copper and/or Silver Foils … it’s just stunning!

I knew I wanted to use the designer paper with the beautiful flowers on … but just the flower, so I fussy cut one out! This was layered onto the pretty little tag punched from the coordinating Elegant Tag Punch (Part of the Bundle) also punched from the Basic Gray cardstock. It needed a bit more … so I added the Copper Foil but embossed it!

Look at the beautiful layers …

You can see that I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to create a lot of depth to this card. To bring the silver in from my floral piece, I added the Silver Metallic Pearls … It adds a bit more texture to the surrounding “focal point” – the flower and draws your eye around the card.

A simple layout with beautiful results. Give this simple layout a try on your next card … each one will look different, depending on the punches, dies and designer paper you choose. And that my friends … is the fun part!!

Thank you for joining me today. Have a wonderful weekend!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Elegantly Said in Evening Evergreen

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The weekend is here and I’m a bit late with my post! Had a nice breakfast with my daughter and the 3 boys, and my AJ paid!! He treated us all … what a sweet young man.

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you today. I brought back the heat embossing but instead of the white, I embossed clear emboss powder on Basic White cardstock. Then it was time to pull out my Blending Brush and the Evening Evergreen ink and create the “Ombre” technique!!

This technique of light to dark, combined with this elegant stamp pair up beautifully and really makes a statement. I added my punched greeting off center … actually, right to the edge!

The In Color Gems were placed around the card to draw your eye to the punched greeting, and then the greeting was topped off with the coordination ribbon.

Thank you for hanging out to check out today’s card.

Enjoy your weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Elegantly Said in Fresh Freesia

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Happy Friday!!! I’m excited to share another of the NEW In-Colors with you … Fresh Freesia.

Today’s card is going to take a technique from each of the past two cards and combine them … Color on Color and Creating your own background! Here is what you get ….

On Wednesday we did the Color on Color technique which represents the bottom half, and yesterday we created our own back ground (designer paper) which represents the top half and it turned out beautifully.

I’m not one for exposed raw edges so I used a 3/4″ of Vellum cardstock to distract your eye from the harsh line … then I covered it in the beautiful Fresh Freesia ribbon!

To add a little twist to my card … I stamped and punched my greeting and turned it side ways!! This gives it a different look than the past two days … and adds an element of fun. Of course the pretty little In Color gems have been added as well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s twist on the past two cards … isn’t it amazing how the “same stamp” and the “same greeting” can look so different from day to day!

Thank you for joining me today … give me a “LIKE” if you have enjoyed today’s post.

Have a marvelous weekend !

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Elegantly Said in Soft Succulent

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have my second card out of the 5 New In-Colors to share with you. I’ve decided to use the Elegantly Said bundle on all the cards to show you the easy and versatility of this bundle as well.

We’re going back to basics today, and in doing so we are creating our own designer paper with stamps! The Elegantly Said stamp set is perfect for that, let me show you ….

The shape of this beautiful detailed stamp lends itself to this technique so easily … you can see how it interlocks with itself (I demonstrated that in yesterday’s video) creating an elegant background to highlight any greeting.

The Soft Succulent looks amazing with this stamp … I’m going to have to try some additional techniques with this combination!! I used the punch and stamp as I did yesterday, but added a mat behind my greeting and a strip of ribbon.

I also decided to use my In Color Gems directly onto my tag today to really draw your eye to the focal point … your sentiment /greeting. Such a simple card to make, yet it is what the stamp title is … elegant.

Thank you so much for joining me today, can’t wait to share another with you tomorrow. Give me a “LIKE” at the bottom of the page if you enjoyed today’s post … it helps others like yourself, find me. Thank you.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Elegantly Said in Pale Papaya

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday Stampin’ Up! kicked off the New Annual Catalog so of course I followed suit with a presentation featuring the Elegantly Said Bundle done in the new Pale Papaya In Color.

In the next few days I will be highlighting the New 2021-23 In Colors, each day will feature a new color. Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a replay of my Facebook LIVE last night ….

It’s amazing how these two simple techniques can create so much depth and texture to your card … your results are simply elegant!

I’m liking that fun punch too and I’ll have more to share with you at my Catalog Launch Party! Notification / Invitations will be sent out soon. The Elegant Said bundle will be highlighted, but until then … let’s take another look at today’s card ~

A closer look is really shows the depth and texture on this card. The cute little tag really adds another element (and focal point) to the card … the Pale Papaya ribbon really adds a soft touch to the tag, and who doesn’t love those little In Color gems!

I want to “Thank You” for taking the time to sit with me today and check out my first “NEW” Catalog Card!!

Have yourself a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow with another amazing In Color.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you