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.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

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.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

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.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

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.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 

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 ~

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

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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