Split Card Technique 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today with another video and two card samples for you today! I’m showcasing the Split Card Technique, but with a twist!! These fun cards are quite simple to make as you’ll see in the video … I will also be sharing my measurements and tips with you.

Thank you for joining me, sit back relax and enjoy … My first card is simple and straight to the point, a Sympathy card. I chose the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My twist on these cards is that the designer paper will “peek” through the cardstock!

I’m using Early Espresso for my card base and my tree and then my “split” piece is Mossy Meadow. My designer paper and “split” cardstock are both layered onto a piece of Basic White … this makes it a little sturdier and allows the little touch of white to show through (you can hide it if you prefer) I think it helps to showcase the designer paper by bringing the white out in the designer paper.

The greeting is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso…. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Mossy Meadow pieces which gives our “split” added dimension, it also create a cool effect when you glue your tree between the two layers.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Early Espresso Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow: 4″ x 4″ *Cut approx. 3″ down on left side and 1″ from top on right side. Watch the video to see an easy way to measure this piece!
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper: 4″ x 4″… no waste! You’ll get 9 cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 Designer paper!!
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for this inside of the card.

My next card is done in the horizontal / landscape layout and highlights the Pansy Petals Designer paper and allows for more of the designer paper to show through …

This card uses a full background of paper and a smaller split piece to show more designer paper off. I will post the dimensions below for this card as well. Our base is Blackberry Bliss and my “split” piece is Basic White.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss … then you will emboss your piece with the Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder. Now we cut! On this one we’re cutting from corner to corner (even though I demonstrated differently in the video …. sorry!!) These pieces were also “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and applied to the front of your card leaving a border around the edges and a split in the middle.

The sweet pansies were die cut from another pattern of the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper, and then I used the In-Color Jewels to embellish my flowers and greeting.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Blackberry Bliss Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Pansy Petals Designer Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Basic White (for split): 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (this allow for the frame around the outside)
  • Basic White: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside of your card)

Now … join me in watching the replay of my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE from 7/6/2021

Thanks again for joining me today! Let me know if you have any questions on the cards and /or video. I’d love to hear what you think about this technique!

Have an amazing day ~

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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.

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.

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Simply Sunday: Beautiful Daisies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend! I spent yesterday with many of you, my stampin’ friends at my “Farewell to Sale-a-bration” Party. Today I’d like to share 3 cards with you that I created with the “Oh So Ombre” Designer Series paper … some decorative masks … the Blending Brushes … and the sweet Daisy Punch!

My first card was created with an retired decorative mask but I was giving some away as Door Prizes so I wanted to show them how they could use them. It is the Blackberry Bliss “Oh So Ombre” designer paper, ink and cardstock. Depending on how you cut your 6 x 6 designer paper … you can easily get 2 cards out of it. You lay the decorative mask on top of the “Oh So Ombre” designer paper and begin applying ink with the use of the Blending Brushes.

I stamped my greeting in Blackberry Bliss using the Lovely You stamp set. I punched it out using the 1-1/4″ circle punch, which I also used to punch out a piece of Blackberry Bliss… that was run through the Stampin’ Emboss & Die cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The only thing that I “popped” up was the Daisy, which I also embellished with Wink of Stella … wow, does that make the daisy pop off the card!! Beautiful!

The second card done in Granny Apple Green was done with the “Basic Pattern Decorative Masks” that can be found in the Annual Catalog. I punched the center of the daisy from the designer paper and added Wink of Stella to the petals of the daisy.

The sentiment comes from the “Lovely You” stamp set … and was hand cut it to highlight it.

The third and last card uses a retired mask, and the “Oh So Ombre” designer paper which pops when backed with the Basic White cardstock. The Basic White Daisy and banner which hosts another greeting from the Lovely You stamp set.

I wanted to share with you how you can enhance your designer paper with the use of some basic tools … ink, a mask and the blending brushes. It’s quick, easy and really makes a beautiful impact on your cards…. and you can’t go wrong with a pretty daisy and some Wink of Stella!!

The “Oh So Ombre” Designer Series paper is just one of the Sale-a-bration items. Today is the last day which you can be rewarded with a FREE Sale-a-bration items … just wanted to share a reminder with you.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Enjoy yours ~

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Happy New Year! Sharing 2 Cards today …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy New Year to you and your families. I think we are all looking forward to a happier and healthier New Year! I have 2 cards I’d like to share with you today, and a video I recorded while making them … explains my train of thought while creating.

I am using the COMING HOME Bundle which retires in 3 days 😦 The Holiday Mini catalog ends on January 4th, 2021 so if you are interested in anything in the catalog, you will want to get it before then! Let’s take a peek at what I was up to …

I had to chuckle when I discovered you could “layer” the houses!! Sometimes we just miss the obvious … lol. For me, it just created more excitement as do even MORE with this bundle than I thought. One thing I didn’t mention in the video is “why” I colored my building red … I wanted it to look like a big lodge in the middle of a beautiful … calm … forest. The perfect spot for my Retreat House!!

Of course … it’s also a perfect place to retire (for other people) lol. I dream of owning my own retreat house so we could gather and stamp whenever we wanted to!!

My next card highlights the new Blending Brushes and Foam Adhesive Sheets ….

The Blending Brushes created a soft glow around my die cut circle as to highlight it, and the Foam Adhesive Sheets turns anything into a dimensional sticker!! I am having a ball playing with them. Think what you could do on your scrapbook pages!! Mind blown!

I also shared a great little tip on how you can still stamp your cardstock if you put your dimensionals on first! I’ve said it a million times … there are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to embellish (or get creative!).

Hope you enjoyed my little video and cards today. Thank you so much for spending the first day of the New Year with me!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~

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 ♥