Simply Sunday: Hand-Penned Quick Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are in the need for some quick and easy cards; I have a solution for you! Let’ begin with the Hand Penned Memories & More Card Pack because they are not just for scrapbooking … the cards are great for card making and loved by new crafters!!

I began with the cards and envelopes … You will get a set of 20 pre-printed scored cards and envelopes that coordinate with the Hand-Penned suite that you will find on pages 104-105. I also used the Hand-Penned Memories and More Card Pack …

You will receive a total of 50 cards and 4 sticker sheets…. 36 – 3″ x 4″ cards and 14 – 4″ x 6″ cards. Oh … Did I mention that that both the card packets and the cards & envelopes are on sale!

Here is the card that I created for you today ….

So easy to create when you have those cute stickers and the cards & envelopes! I only added a piece of Vellum cardtock that I punched out using the Everyday Label punch and the beautiful Iridescent Rhinestones.

I have a video to share that I made during World Cardmaking Day, it highlights these items, so grab a cup of coffee and join me while I demonstrate the items int eh Hand-Penned Suite.

If you like what you saw here today, you may want to snag up these products before they are gone for good. If you have any questions or need help placing an order, let me know! I’m here to help you.

Thank you for hanging out with me …

Have a great Sunday ~

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Faux Step Card with a Twist

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with the “FAUX” Step Card that I changed up a bit … and I’m going through step by step with dimensions on how to recreate this card. Today I’m using the Hand Penned Petals bundle… and I love the way this card turned out. I have this all on video for you to view.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Dimensions:

  • Card Base: Basic Black: 9” x 4-1/4” then Score at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” and 5-3/4”
  • Cardstock #2: Basic Black Center Step: 8-1/2” x 2-1/4” then Score and fold at 5-1/2”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3″ x 4″ for inside of card / Scrap of white for greeting and Highland Heather as a mat (Cut with the Layering Circle Dies)
  • Designer Paper #1: Hand Penned Petals (Mint Macaron) for Center Step 2″ x 5-1/4″ and Floral Design paper is 3″ x 4″ and 1″ x 4″.

I find it easiest to lay the card base out flat when attaching the designer paper, as shown in the video.

What a fun twist to the card … placing your “center step” either on the right or the left side of the card. It gives you a totally different look. For my card, I choose to put my center step to the right to balance out the greeting which I let “hang over” the left side … that gives it another dimension to the card.

I love the way this card turned out! Don’t you just love that feeling when you’re done creating something that turned out sooo cool!

I hope you enjoyed the quick coloring technique as well …. it was fun and easy to recreate the watercolor look that you find on the Hand Penned Petals designer paper.

Enjoy making this fun fold … it’s really easy, and I love the twist of placing the “step” off to the side.

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 ❤

Friends of the Forest Card Tutorial ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Create a super cute forest scene on your handmade cards with the Friends of the Forest Stamp Set. Use the card-sized tree as the focal point and have fun deciding where to scatter the adorable animals around the tree.

Try the masking technique to layer the animals in close groupings or layer the grass and tree stump into the setting. The set also includes friendship-themed greetings. The open line-art images can be colored using your favorite coloring techniques.

Let’s take a look at today’s card share ….

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Mint Macaron 4-1/4” x 11, scored at 5-1/2”
  • DSP #1: Hand Penned 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”
  • Cardstock #1: Blushing Bride 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” (for die cut scalloped frame)
  • Cardstock #2: Mint Macaron 3-3/8” x 4-5/8”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
  • Cardstock #4: Mint Macaron 2-1/2” x 1/2”
  • Scrap of Basic White Cardstock for stamped deer

Instructions:

  • Fold the Mint Macaron card base in half and burnish the fold.
  • Adhere the Hand Penned DSP to the card base with Stampin’ Seal (or glue).
  • Stamp the tree image on the piece of Basic White Cardstock in Momento ink, then stamp the flower/mushroom image to the left of the tree and then one daisy image on the right side of the cardstock as shown.
  • Color the tree trunk and branches using Crumb Cake Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends.
  • Color the leaves on the tree using Mint Macaron Light Stampin’ Blends, then accent a few of the tree leaves in Mint Macaron Dark Stampin’ Blends to add some shading.
  • Color the following using Stampin’ Blends:
    • Grass – Mint Macaron Light
    • Flowers – Flirty Flamingo Light (petals) and Daffodil Delight Light (centers)
    • Mushrooms – Pool Party Dark (mushrooms) and Daffodil Delight Light (dots)
  • Wrap two pieces of Linen Thread, each measuring about 4” around the Basic White Cardstock layer and adhere to the back using Stampin’ Seal.
  • Adhere the Basic White Cardstock to the Mint Macaron Cardstock, then adhere to the Blushing Bride die cut scalloped rectangle with Stampin’ Seal (or glue).
  • Adhere the scalloped rectangle to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the deer image in Momento ink on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock. Color the image using Crumb Cake Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends for the body and Flirty Flamingo Light for the insides of the ears.
  • Punch put the deer using the Deer Builder Punch and adhere to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the strip of Mint Macaron Cardstock in Momento ink. Banner punch both ends of the sentiment strip using the Banners Pink a Punch and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a bow using Linen Thread and adhere to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Add two Genial Gems (one small, one medium) to the card front as shown.

I hope you are enjoying the Card Tutorials … I enjoy sharing additional samples from stamp sets I do not have. Love being part of this amazing stamping community.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Hand Penned Stepped Up …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday shared two cards that I created on World Cardmaking Day in a demonstration for my views … today, I took one of those layouts and stepped it up! Break out the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ….

I did today’s card with a Fresh Freesia pattern from the Hand Penned Designer Series paper, and I cut out the pretty image from the card (as in yesterdays card) … but it was time to add some texture so I pulled out my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Greenery Embossing Folder and here is what I cam e up with …

The simple Fresh Freesia and white pattern on the designer paper really allows the cut out flower to become the focal point! The embossed piece of Basic White adds some fun detail and texture. I also added the Freesia In-Color Gems to the card which draws your eye all around the card.

One last thing, I had to add some Wink of Stella to the flower petals …

I think the Stella just adds to the Water Color imagery of the Hand Penned Memories & More Cards … simply pretty.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Happy Monday ~

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Simple Sunday: Easily Penned Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I spent the day with my Stampin’ Friends making cards. I began with the Hand Penned Memories & More Card Pack because they are not just for scrapbooking … the cards were great for card making and loved by new crafters!!

I’m going to share our first stamp session with you so you too can see how easy it is to use these cards to create … Cards!

The first card was created in Fresh Freesia … It’s compliments the paper perfectly! I cut out the pretty image from the card (as shown in video) Wrapped the Fresh Freesia Organdy Ribbon to the back and popped it up onto the front of the card … a few In-Color Rhinestones and the card is complete!

OK … I love this one! The Pale Papaya really makes the green on this card stand out! With the addition to the corner punch, we’ve added texture and another pop of color to our card and the gems just tie it all together.

I had so fun spending my Saturday stamping with you and sharing ideas, tips and more. Hopefully next year we can all gather in one big room and actually “make” cards together.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Hello & Thank You Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes … I was AWOL the past 2 days, I was doing some personal training for my stamping business! It’s amazing how much free training there is out there, but a box of goodies came so I just had to play!! So I made 2 quick cards that I would like to share with you today.”

I was intrigued by the new “Thanks & Hello” Embossing Folder so I added it to my order this past week and wanted to try that first. As promised I will be using some more of the designer papers. My first card was actually embossed twice ….

The folder is “not” full size so I had to run it through the emboss machine twice, but with the guide line on the folder, it makes it easy to align and get it through straight. It embosses to clean and clear … I love it!! Using the “Hello” folder really makes for a quick card.

I added a strip of the Pansy Petals Designer paper and added a bow using the White Seam Binding Ribbon … then I had to add a little pop of color to all the white, so I used the Fresh Flower Flourishes that coordinate with the Fresh Freesia designer paper and card base.

Simple … yes, but oh so cute! Well … I couldn’t stop there because there are 2 embossing folders in the package!! So I decided to see how it would look on colored cardstock, and what better color to use than the beautiful Misty Moonlight.

I teamed my Misty Moonlight with the Hand-Penned Designer Series paper and decided to emboss this “landscape” position verses the “portrait” that we used above ….

The folders create such a deep textured embossed imagery that there is no need for greetings … in fact, the embossing says it all, and in many different languages. I also added the same ribbon but used the Elegant Faceted Gems for a little bling, bling!

I thought you would like to see how the same supplies look with the two different layouts …

So … What do you think? Nice right!? These little beauties are only $8.00 which makes them a great stocking stuffer … yes, I know Christmas is a few months off, but I also know that many of you are looking for ideas for your crafters.

Thank you for stopping by, have yourself a wonderful day.

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Simply Sunday: Gate Fold Card with Hand-Penned Pretties

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Who said Fun Folds can’t be simple! Well … today’s Gate fold card is so easy to create and and uses the beautiful Hand-Penned Suite of products. It’s such a special card to give, we even included a belly band to make it feel like you’re opening a gift!

I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper today, which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price. My base is Misty Moonlight (love this color) as is my Belly Band.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Misty Moonlight Card base is cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″….. Score at 2-1/8″ then turn it 180 degrees and score again at 2-1/8″. This ensures both flaps are the same size.
  • Misty Moonlight Belly Band is 11″ x 1-1/2″ then simply folded around the card and secured at ends.
  • Basic White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″ and is used for the inside.
  • Designer paper is 2 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ strips (Inside was 5-1/4″ x 1/2″)

Your two designer paper pieces are secured to the front flaps… and the Basic White with strip of designer paper goes on the inside.

The greeting and the flower come from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack so it makes creating this card even easier… no fuss, no muss (or should I say mess) lol I added the Genial Gems in Pale Papaya which are included in the “suite”, but can otherwise be purchased seperately.

I love the Gate Fold Technique because of it’s easy … and it creates a wow! Add that belly band and it’s like giving a gift.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to stop by and check out my post.

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Simply Sunday: Pretty Papers Make Pretty Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Fourth of July! Yesterday I shared a pattern for the Drapery Fold Technique, so today I thought I would share a pretty card that uses up our designer paper scraps!! So simple to make, yet so pretty and impressive!

I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper again today, which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price. I’m also using the same cardstock and ribbon in Pale Papaya and the Genial Gems! I did this to show you another way to use the supplies you already have!!

Card Dimensions ….

  • Pale Papaya Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Designer paper is 1/4″ strips (of all lengths)
  • Pale Papaya Ribbon length (Approx. 7″ for card and 12″ for bow)

Use your “shortest” strips of designer paper first as you will start laying your strips onto the Basic White card front. Start from the at the bottom and work your way up.

I simply put adhesive on the back, layer it onto my card and trim off excess … depending on the length you have left over, you may use is further up the card! Once you get to the height of designer paper you like …. stamp your greeting. I used the Lovely You Stamp Set again.

I had fun with the Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon … I love that the Polka Dots from the Hand-Penned Designer paper show through!! It adds an elegant touch to our card but doesn’t hid the paper.

I created the bow by cutting it in half!! Yes, took my scissors and cut it right down the center, then loop your layers of ribbon and tie in the center to create your doubled bow! With a few simple strips of cardstock, you can easily create these beautiful cards as well.

To finish off my card, I added the Genial Gems as I did yesterday, but used the Mint Macaron color this time. I like that it carries on a little bit of the shine you get from the ribbon.

Enjoy your July 4th & be safe.

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to stop by and check out my post.

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A Pretty Fancy Fold for your Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Fourth of July weekend .. I hope it’s a long one for you! I will be back at work on Monday as usual. Today I’d like to share another pattern for the Drapery Fold Technique … this one fits the Vertical / Portrait card layout and I will include the dimensions for you!

This drapery fold is no more that an angled cut, a few score lines, and an accordion fold, so it’s a great way to show off the beautiful designer papers. I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price.

Card Dimensions:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Whisper White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Designer paper is cut 10″ x 4″. This allows for a larger greeting and saves paper!
  • On the 10″ length piece, score at 2″, 3″, 5″, 6″, 8″, and 9″.
  • Make a “tick mark” one inch from the top right side of your designer paper.
  • Align your scored cardstock into your paper cutter at your first score line (2″) to the “tick mark” and cut.
  • Accordion fold on the score lines to make your drapery fold.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Pale Papaya ink … one of our newest In-Colors. It coordinates with the Cardstock, designer paper, ribbon and the Genial Gems! Whew … Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate.

With a few simple score marks and an accordion style fold, you too can create these beautiful fancy fold cards. You can check out the horizontal/landscape layout Drapery Fold card on my YouTube Page … Click Here! Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there … Thank you!!

Enjoy your holiday weekend & be safe.

Thank you for joining me today.

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I’m Back & ready to “Dazzle”

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say thank you for waiting while I could discover what the “technical difficulties” were creating my laptop to shut down … all it was, was a loose battery!! Who knew?? But I’m back and I have a “Dazzling” and Fun technique to share with you today.

Let’s begin with my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE Video, and then I will follow up with a dazzling card that highlights a fun twist to the “Glitter Designer Paper” technique!

Now that you know all you need is Designer paper, the Adhesive Sheets and Glitter … you can create your own Designer Glitter paper too. Now … let me show you a little twist that is also simple but creates a dramatic effect.

I’ll take you step by step through the process. You begin just as you do in the video with the adhesive sheets, then I cut the the sheets in thirds. One side cut at 1-1/4″ … then turn 180 degrees and cut the other side 1-1/4″ … that leaves you with a center piece of 1-1/2″ … then you will mat the center piece …

When you preparing to adhere your strips to the card base … make sure your designer paper images align, it makes the card even prettier! I attach the bottom piece and the top piece first, waiting to place then center piece on last …

I tied a bow on first and then used our Liquid Glue on the back to attach to the first two pieces … because your mat is slightly larger than the center piece, it will lay nicely over the first two pieces and still the images will align … isn’t that cool?!!

Can you see how the images align even though you have cut it!! This also adds more texture and depth to your card. My little greeting comes from “Many Messages” Bundle which is still available through June at a 10% savings … it is in the new catalog but it’s not bundled so you would no longer receive the bundled savings.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope you enjoyed the video and the second card design with a twist.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Please let me know if you have any questions about today’s card share, products you’ve seen or our promotions… I’m here to help you.

Thanks again for stopping by, Linda