Ornate Garden Fun Fold

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the second day of the week and the second day of my Ornate Garden parade of cards. I have a Fun Fold for you today, the Triangle Fold …

From the outside it doesn’t look a whole lot different than any normal card, but this cute little belly band hides the secret! As you can see, I’m sharing another pattern from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer paper and another one of the dies included in the suite / bundle.

As you slide the belly band off ….

The fun emerges … the left side folds out as does the top exposing your sentiments to friends and family. It’s always fun to get a card that is just a little different from the norm.

I decided to do a matching die cut on the inside of my card as well as the belly band. It really ties the card together and just adds a little texture to the inside of the card.

I used the Medium Daisy punch for another layer of fun to this card, and I think it highlights the die cut nicely and still leaves a little room for a greeting.

My Special: I will send everyone who purchases a minimum of $50 in Ornate Garden products from me; A PDF file of full instructions & color photos for all 5 cards shared this week on my blog plus 2 bonus cards!!! You will be able to recreate my cards with ease as all measurements and step by step instructions will be sent via email and in full color.

Thanks for joining me this Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow with another Ornate Garden card.

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!

A Little Lace Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to be sharing this card with you today. This was one of the cards we were supposed to make at my Stamping Retreat last weekend. It was inspired by a card that I had found on Pinterest, with a neat twist of my own! I was sad to see this stamp set and die on the retirement list.  For the next couple of days, I’ll be sharing cards using this amazing bundle.

My card looks similar to the original design (with a few changes) ….

I began with the same Blackberry Bliss cardstock base as Libby used, followed by die cutting lace piece in Very Vanilla.  ** When you are die cutting with this large detailed die, I would suggest using wax paper and our Take Your Pick Tool with the coordinating Brush Tip for easy removal.  And I cut it using a larger piece of cardstock 6 x 4-1/2 … that made it easier to trim.  If you cut it to size right away … the edge die does not want to stay aligned on the tiny edge.

To attach the die cut lace piece … I used Tombo Liquid Glue, it allows you to align it with ease. After the glue has dried, I trimmed off the edges.  Then I put JUST the card front into my paper cutter, aligning it with the dots on the lace, and then cut!! That pretty edge you cut off will be glued it to the inside of the card, making sure it aligned with the front piece. It aligns easy because you created it beforehand.

To complete the front, I used a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock across the front in place of a ribbon, then I just added a few short ones in place of leaves … just a different look.  The flower was created with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. It’s soooo cool!! And topped it off with a glimmer dot I had laying around.

My inside was cut down to accommodate our decorative bottom piece… measures 5-5/8″ x 2-7/8″ (In other words … just shy of 5-1/2 x 3″) I stamped the cute little images from the A Little Lace stamp set in the corners … the greeting on the front also comes from this set/bundle. It’s pretty easy to make.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, here are the ingredients I used ….

 

I will be showcasing retiring products and cards that I had intended to make at my Stamping Retreat. It’s a great combination!!

Enjoy this beautiful day, and I will see you tomorrow for my “Simply Sunday”.

Thanks for stopping by ~