Handmade Masculine Card

Truly Tailored cardToday I am sharing a Handemade Masculine card made with the Truly Tailored Stamp set by Stampin ‘Up!.  This is one of the cards that I used for a swap at the Hartford OnStage event.

Did I mention how much fun my team and I had at the Hartford OnStage event? 

I do really like the Truly Tailored stamp set and the coordinating True Gentlemen Designer paper!  One of the better masculine sets that Stampin’ Up! has released in a while!

I also like the Z Fold format which I seem to use for masculine cards each year.  Lol, I am too predictable!

So the Details on this card:
1.  the Card base is a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″.  Fold into a Z format.
2.  I used Chocolate Chip Cardstock to layer the True Gentlemen Designer paper on.  I mixed up the patterns on the Designer paper for the various panels to give the card interest.  That is one of the best things about Stampin’ UP! Designer paper.  All the pieces in a given set coordinate and look great together!  The dimensions for the layers on this card are:
  • Back piece – chocolate chip layer cut to 5 3/8″x 4 1/8″, Designer paper  cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Two smaller pieces – chocolate chip layer – cut to 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″,  cut the designer paper layer to 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Layer these pieces onto the Crumb cake card base
3.  Next cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 3″ x 9″.  Score this piece at 3″ and 6″.  Again fold into a Z pattern.  The dimensions for these pieces are:
  • Front piece – cut a piece of night of navy cardstock to 2 7/8″  square, cut the designer paper to 2 3/4″ square.
  • Back piece – cut a piece of tranquil tide cardstock to 2 7/8″ square and cut the designer paper to 2 3/4″ square. 
  • NOTE – I left the center vanilla square blank.  You could add another layer to this pieces as well.
4.  Add a piece of the Corduroy Night of Navy ribbon around the first layer before you attach the layers to the vanilla Z fold card.  Stamp the sentiment “to a Classy Kind of Man” with Night of Navy ink on a scrap of very vanilla cardstock.      Also stamp the little bow tie with Night of Navy ink.  Punch out the sentiment with the Tailored Tag punch.  Trim around the edge and cut out a tag with the punch from Night of Navy cardstock.  Adhere the sentiment to the Navy tag.  Cut out the bow with your snips and attach on the sentiment over the comb.

5.  Now for the back panel.  Use the Chocolate chip, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide markers to ink up the sentiment stamp “wishing you a Dapper Day”.  I used night of navy ink to ink the “wishing you a”  and the Tranquil Tide marker to ink up the “Dapper Day”.  I used the chocolate chip to ink the mustache.  Stamp onto a piece of very vanilla cardstock.  Cut this out with the stitched circle framelit that fits around this sentiment.  Attach the circle to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle framelits.  Attach to the back side of the 3×3 piece. 

6.  Line up the front Z fold panel with the center of the front panel of the card.  Make sure to add adhesive to only the left side of the panel as you want half the piece to hang over the closed edge. 

That’s it!  Your done!

I hope that you have liked my Handmade Z Fold Card made with  the True Gentlemen Designer Paper and the Truly Tailored stamp set.

This stamp set and Designer paper are retiring.  So if you would like to make this project and you do not have a demonstrator in the USA – I would love to be your demonstrator.  If you order is under $150 then use the Host code AUZPM4HA and I will send you a gift for placing your order with me.  I love to share the Host benefits with my customers!

Stamp with Marilyn





 

Fancy Fold card with Beautiful Day

TBrusho Fancy Fold Cardoday I am sharing a Fancy Fold card that I made for a for the upcoming Stampin’ Up! onStage event!  Can you imagine 800 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in one room seeing the new catalog for the first time??  Well, that is OnStage this weekend in Hartford!  2 days of fun catching up with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, checking out the new catalog, new products and a little training for the next year!

This card is 4 1/4″ square.  It is actually a smaller version of the card that I posted last week made with the Springtime Foil DSP.  Here is the inside for this card.


Here are the details to make this card:
1.  The Card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  Score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.  I love the neat watercolor look that you can get with the Brusho Crystals and thought that would make a good background for the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set.

Sprinkle a little of the yellow, red and orange Brusho Crystals on the front of the card and spritz with water.  I use a box lined with paper towels to do my spritzing since the color will run.  Set the card base aside to dry.  The sample that I have above  has a lot of the speckles left from the crystals.  If you want a more watercolor look – you can spritz a little more.  This is another card front that I made that used a little more water which gives a different look without the speckles.

2.  After your card base has dried, I added a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock on the inside of the card front.  This hides the “drips” from the Brusho crystals.  I stamped the leaf with Pear Pizazz ink from the Petal Palette stamp set on this inside piece. 

3.  Cut a 1/2″ window on the front side of the card. Line up your paper trimmer at 1/2″. Move your cutting blade to 1/2″ on the top clear ruler of the cutter. Cut up to 3 3/4″. Rotate your piece and make the next cut. Cut each side to make a window. When you are finished you will have a 3 3/4″ square. Trim 1/8″ off two sides of the square.  Save this square. You will use it later on.

4.  Next cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to 4″ x 5 3/4″.  Score this piece at 2 1/8″ and 3 7/8″.  Fold into a Z fold.  Line up the 4″ side of the Z fold with the right side of the card back.  Use Fast Fuse or your adhesive of choice to adhere the last panel to the right side of the card back.  Fold the Calypso Coral piece up and line up the square from the window that you cut out.  Use adhesive on the right side of the square and attach to the coral piece.  It should now move smoothly thru the window on the front of the card.

5.  Decorate panels for the sides of the Z fold piece of the card.  I used 4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper white cardstock for each panel.  The first panel I embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  I used a brayer and added a little Pear Pizazz ink over the embossed leaves.  On the second panel, I stamped the Leaves from the Petal Palette stamp set with Pear Pizazz ink.  I then stamped my message with Calypso Coral ink over the leaves.

6.  Next I stamped the Rose from the Beautiful Day stamp set on Whisper white cardstock.  I used Versamark and Melon Mambo ink and embossed the image with Clear Embossing powder and a Heat tool.  I colored the Rose with the Brusho Crystals.  To do this, sprinkle a little of the crystal on a clear block and add 2-3 drops of water.  Use an aqua painter to paint the flower.  I used the Yellow crystals for the center of the flower.  I then added a little bit of orange outside the center of the flower.  I then covered this up with red ink from the red crystals.  NOTE:  I had to practice and play around with the amount of water the get the level of color that I wanted and to do the shading.  I used dimensionals to attach the Rose to the front of the card.

7.  The last step is to cut 2  1/2″ x 3″ tabs from a scrap of whisper white cardstock.   Score the tabs at 1 1/2″ and fold in half.  Line up the fold with the point where the Z fold portion of the card meets the frame.   Attach with tear and tape or fast fuse.  Make sure that you fold up your card and make sure that the pieces line up and the card closes flat.  Attach the second tab on the bottom. 

That’s it!  I hope that you liked this card today!

Here are the products that I used to make this card:

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Let me know how your project comes out!  Enjoy!



Mark Your Calendars! June Creative Crafter’s Escape!

I am so excited!!  We have setup a Date for our next FULL Day Crafting event!

June Creative Crafters’ Escape
Saturday June 16th
9am to 7pm
 
Pre-register to save your spot  – $75
After 4/15 – $80
After 6/1 – $85
 
Class details to follow in April  (after we see the new catalog!)

If you haven’t been to one of our Crafting days – you are missing out!  They are so much fun!

What is a Crafting day without Food?  Hearty Lunch and Snacks through out the day

Raffles!  Enter raffles to win prizes!  Games and chances to earn raffle tickets! 

Attendees Receive:
  • 6’ of table space available for you to work on for the day – bring your latest crafting project
  • A goodie bag of items from the new Idea Book and Catalog with a sampler of one of the new Designer Series Papers!
  • 4 Optional Classes to choose from
  • Access to lots of Stamp sets (Working on a special project – let one of us Demos know and we can bring specific stamp sets for you!)
  • Access to Big Shots with lots of embossing folders and dies

So what are you waiting for??  You can Pre-register HERE to save your space.

Thanks for stopping by!

Fast Fuse Sale – Valentines Day Frame

Starting tomorrow February 8th there is a FLAsH sale on Stampin’ Up’s Fast Fuse.  But this special is only until Feb. 11th and while supplies last.  if you remember last fall, supplies ran out very quickly!

Wouldn’t it be great to receive this beautiful Valentines Day frame from someone special?  A perfect Valentines gift for that perfect someone!

This is a very quick and easy Valentines project to make. 

1.  Purchase a frame at any pharmacy or craft store. 
2.  Cut a piece of the Painted with Love Designer Series paper to the size of the frame opening for the background piece.  I usually use the background cardboard as a template for the size to cut.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment from the Sure do Love You stamp set on Powder Pink Cardstock.  Cut out with the corresponding heart die.  Also cut a heart from a piece of Gold Foil.
4.  Select a corresponding piece of Designer paper from the Painted with Love DSP that you like layered with your background.  Cut 1″ smaller than the background piece on each side.
5.  Center onto background piece.
6.  Attach Stamped and Gold Heart with stamping dimensionals.
7.  Tie a bow with the Tinsel Trim and attach to the frame as desired.
8.  Insert picture into the frame.  NOTE:  Depending upon the depth of the frame and your hearts with the dimensionals, you may want to leave the glass off the frame.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Valentines gift that is sure to please your special someone!

Here are the products that were used to make this frame:

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Ready to  place an order?  Click on the link below to shop in my store.  If your order is under $150 use the hostess code AS3YKIAS and I will send you a sampler of the Painted with Love Designer series paper.  Of course if you order is over $150, take your own Host rewards!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today with the Painted with Love Designer Paper.

Happy Stamping!




Painted with Love Birthday Card

Painted with Love Birthday cardToday I am sharing another card made with the Painted with Love Designer paper from Stampin’ Up! that was designed by my very talented downline friend Margaret.

The difference is that this card is a Birthday Card and not a Valentines Card.  Another great way to use this paper.  It is not for just Valentines!

So here are the details on this card!

the Card base is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Powder Pink cardstock (one of the in colors) cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Next is a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock which is cut to 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″. 

Next are 4 pieces of the Painted with Love Designer Paper cut to 1 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ layered onto the 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and layered onto the powder pink layer.  There is a strip of the gold vinyl painted love stickers along the bottom of the cardstock.

The centerpiece of this beautiful card is the birthday greeting.  The greeting is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock using the Picture Perfect stamp set. There is a round painted with Love vinyl sticker around the birthday sentiment.  This piece has been cut using a scalloped circle from the Layering circle framelits set.  This is layered onto a slightly larger circle cut from a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock    And then this is layered onto a third larger circle cut from powder pink cardstock.  Around the edge of this focal point is wrapped a piece of the Pink tinsel trim that coordinates with the Painted with Love Designer paper.    

The centerpiece is then layered onto the front of the card.  Stamp and cut out a small heart from the Sure Do Love you stamp set.  Place on the side of the centerpiece.

Here are the products that were used for this card!

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Ready to  place an order?  Click on the link below to shop in my store.  If your order is under $150 use the hostess code AS3YKIAS and I will send you a sampler of the Painted with Love Designer series paper.  Of course if you order is over $150, take your own Host rewards!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today with the Painted with Love Designer Paper.

Happy Stamping!


Painted with Love Valentines card Ideas

Today I am sharing examples of some Valentines card ideas that my friend Margaret and I designed using the Painted with Painted with Love Valentines card ideasLove Designer paper from Stampin’ Up! for our January Crafting event.  Our crafting event on Saturday featured the Painted with Love Designer Series paper and the Sure Do Love you Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.

I love the look of this paper with the gold embossing and the beautiful colors.  What a great combination of colors!!

These cards use the Stampin’ Up! Painted with Love Designer series paper, the Sure Do Love you stamp set and the  Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers.

I love the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers and have been using them a lot with the Painted with Love Desinger paper.  They are great for adding a little extra detail to a card front or that added touch to the inside of a card or an envelope.


The “Love” is one of the stickers and I cut 3 hearts from a strip of hearts below the love.

Also – notice the detail below the bow – this is one of the rows of stickers.





A very quick and easy way to spruce up your cards!



Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!

Marilyn



Sneak Peak and Holiday Shopping Update

So one of the advantages of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that we get to play with new stamp sets and Designer papers early!  This Petal Palette stamp set  will be in upcoming the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog in January.

Here are the details on these cards.

The card on the left uses Petal Passion Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!. This suite includes the Petal Palette stamp and thinlits (Petal Passion bundle)  with the Petal Passion DSP.  The card base is a piece of Pear Pizazz cardstock.  The Petal Passion Designer Series paper is black and white.  So I decided to add a little color to it by stamping the leaf from the Petal Palette stamp set with Pear Pizazz ink.  I stamped the Rose image from this stamp set twice on Whisper White cardstock.  The images are colored with the new Stampin’ Up! Blends markers.  I then added a little Wink of Stella to the Flowers to give them a nice sheen.
The flowers are cut with the coordinating Petals & More thinlits.  Each flower is mounted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that has been embossed with the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder.  This piece is mounted on a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.  I used a piece of Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon and added one of the Petal Passion embellishments hanging from the ribbon. 

The second card is the same stamp and color scheme.  This card base is Marina Mist cardstock layered with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper.  This card has a piece of Berry Burst cardstock on the left side that has been embossed with the 2nd of the Petal Pair Textured Embossing folders.

So which card do you like best?  I am partial to the Marina Mist Card.

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Love the At Home with You Stamp set?

Do you love the At Home with You Stamp set??  At Home with You is one of my favorite sets from the new catalog!  There are so many different projects that you can make with this set and the coordinating thinlits!  You can make anything for any season or occasion!  This has to be one of the most versatile stamp sets in the new catalog!

One of the things that I love about this stamp is that you can cut the Door so that it opens and shows the inside of the house!


And Voila!  Check out the inside of this Beach House made with the At Home with You Stamp set!










I do have to warn you that this class is not an easy class.  These are very advanced cards and they do make use of a couple of stamp sets.  You can substitute similar sets for some of the designs.

The 3 primary stamp sets and thinlits used to make these cards are:
  • At Home with You
  • Ready for Christmas
  • Colorful Seasons

You can check out the details of this class HERE.

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!


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Another Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing another card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This set will be in the upcoming Stampin ‘ Up! Holiday Catalog but is available to order early – this month!

I love this set!!  It is so versatile and has a large variety of framelits to cut out a lot of Holiday images!









So the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock  scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to make the card base.  The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Then a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The corner framelits with the poinsettias is used on the 4 corners. 

Next Stamp 4 Poinsettias with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out.  You can line them up the the larger poinsettia in the middle of the die or cut them out by hand.  These are layered on top of the center corner poinsettia.  And of course I added Rhinestone Jewels to add a little bling to the poinsettias!  Every card needs a little bling.

Last Stamp the sentiment “Deck the Halls” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut this piece out with the large scalloped oval from Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Ovals framelits.  Cut a second larger oval from the Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Attach the sentiment to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp a Holly leaf using Cucumber Crush ink for the leaves and Cherry Cobbler ink for the berries.  Cut out with the Holly die.  Attach next to the sentiment with a glue dot!

This is one of 4 Cards that my Stamp Club members made yesterday at our monthly Stamp Club meeting.  Want card ideas in your inbox each month?  Join my stamp club and receive exclusive ideas in your email each month!  You can check out more information on my Stamp Club here.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Holiday card using the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  These are the products that were used to make this card.


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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, then use the Hostess Code PVD3GPFP and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then keep your own hostess benefits.  I love to share Hostess benefits with my customers!

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Need some Cool Treats to Cool off?

Today I am sharing a card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Stamp Set and using the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper.  Who doesn’t love an ice cream sundae on a hot August day!

Just as a side note – I am currently posting from Edmonton Alberta in Canada where i am visiting my son.  He started a two year project in Edmonton and moved up here in March.  Edmonton is beautiful and has a very diverse culture.  We tried Korean bingsu last night which means shaved milk.  It is their version of ice cream.  It was delicious!

Ok – back to card making – I love the Cool Treats Stamp set.  and don’t forget the matching framelits! These amazing dies make it so easy to cut out all of your cool treats to make the perfect handmade Birthday card!  The dies for the ice cream cone have some detail to them so they cut and emboss at the same time!









So here are the details of this Cool Treats card:
The card base is a piece of Pool Party cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
The second layer is a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Pool party Designer paper from the Naturally Eclectic package. 
Third is a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3″ x 5 1/4″.  This layer has Washi Tape from the Basics pack layered on the bottom.

The Ice Cream scoops are stamped using Stampin’ Up!’s Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach classic inks and then cut out using the framelits.  The bowl is cut from a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut 3 layers of chocolate using scraps of Chocolate Chip cardstock and a cherry from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. These are layered onto each of the ice cream scoops.  Last I used a scrap of So Saffron and cut a circle using the larger of the Stitched Framelit Circles.   The So Saffron circle is layered onto one of our Lace Doilies.  Then I built the ice cream sundae by attaching the bowl to the doily and then using dimensionals to attach each ice cream scoop to the bowl.

The last step was to stamp the message.  I used a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write marker to color in the words “you are” and stamped this on the top of the white piece of cardstock. Make sure to clean the stamp well to get the residual ink off of the “you are”.  Then I used a Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write markers to color the “cherry to my Sundae” on a 2″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Vellum cardstock.

Attach all the layers and you have a great Summer Cool Treats Card!

Here are the supplies that I used for this card:
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Are you in the US and don't currently have a demonstrator?  I would love to be your Demonstrator.  If you place an order that is under $150 and use the hostess code PVD3GPFP and I will send you a 6x6 sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas Designer paper.  Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the hostess benefits for yourself!


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Happy August! Carols of Christmas stamp set

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing the new Carols of Christmas stamp set that you can now order!  This is one of the new beautiful Holiday stamp sets that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. 

My Stamping cohort Lisa from the Stamping New England Design team made this beautiful card.

The card base is Whisper White cardstock with a layer of So Saffron Cardstock.  Next is a layer of Pacific Point cardstock that has been cut with the sky thinlits that are part of this set, so the So saffron cardstock shows thru the moon and stars…

Lisa made the snow by tearing a few scraps of Whisper White cardstock and layering them to look like snow drifts.  The trees and deer are also cut using the framelits. 

Here is a short video highlighting some of the things that you can make with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, use the hostess code PVD36PFP and I will send you a sampler of the new Be Merry Christmas paper.  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the hostess benefits for yourself.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!

Thanks for stopping by Marilyn’s Creative Playground and checking out my project made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.


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FREE Stamps anyone??

FREE stamps anyone??  It is Christmas in July!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  I can easily say that signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator was the best decision that I have made.  In 17 years I have made the best friends all while doing something that I love! 


There are so many advantages to signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator:
1.  Work on your schedule – this is the perfect job to allow you to spend quality time with your family but make a little extra money!
2.  Earn a discount on all the high quality Stampin’ Up! product and be the first to see the new releases of product!
3.  Make new friends while building a business

As a demonstrator you’ll earn 20 – 25% income on everything you sell; plus, when you meet certain benchmarks you can also earn commissions on your team members’ sales. 

Even better, during the month of July, Stampin’ Up! is offering a fantastic special – they are adding $72 in product to the Starter Kit!  That is nearly $200 in product for the price of a $99 Starter kit!  What could be better? How about a FREE Christmas stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalog?  Check out the details on the additional product HERE.

Ready to check it out?  Check out my team page HERE.  I have a fantastic team!  Join the fun today!

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Happy 4th of July!

HapHappy 4th of July cardpy 4th of July!  This is one of my favorite patriotic cards that my friend Margaret Galvez on the Stamping New England design team has created. Margaret always surprises with a different twist on a theme!  This card was actually designed two years ago but is so appropriate for the 4th!

This card is made with Real Red Cardsock for the card base.  A layer of Night of Navy cardstock with a layer of Newsprint Designer paper.  Small pieces of real red ribbon are layered on the corners to highlight the real red color of the card.

The flag is made from a piece of Whi
sper White cardstock.  The red stripes of our Flag are stamped with Real Red ink and the Work of Art stamp set.  The Stars are punched using the Star border punch from a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock.  The flag is attached to the card front with dimensionals to give it a little pop!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!




Handmade Orchid Card

Today I am sharing a hhandmade orchid cardandmade Orchid card that I made with the new Stampin’ Up! Climbing Orchid stamp set...  For those of you that know me, I am a flower lover and orchids are one of my favorite sets.  So of course when I saw this set – I had to get it!  So I have had some fun playing around with it.  I am going to record a video on how to use the pieces to make different looks.

I can see some great decorative 3D items with this set!


The card base on this card is cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The second layer is a piece of Berry Burst cardstock cut to 5″ x 3 3/4″.  The whisper white cardstock layer is cut to 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ which is layered onto the Berry Burst layer.  The “enjoy today” is stamped using the new in-color Lemon Lime Twist ink pad.

The Climbing Orchids stamp set is a two part stamp.  Two part stamps allow you to get more depth on the flowers.  You can stamp the outline of the flower in one color and then stamp the inside in a coordinating color.  The other great advantage to this set is that you can purchase the set and the coordinating framelits together in a bundle and save %10! 

Each orchid is made up of 3 pieces.  The base of the orchid, the two leaf petal and the flower center.  For each piece of the orchid, there are two stamps, an outline stamp and a detail stamp.  The exception is the center of the flower which is just one piece.

The orchids are stamped on scraps of Whisper White cardstock.  The outline of the flower is stamped with Blushing Bride ink.  The detail of the flower petal is stamped using Berry Burst ink – stamped off. This means ink up your detail stamp that lines up with the outline image and then stamp the image on a piece of scrap paper.  Then stamp the image a second time on top of the outline image.   You get a layer of Berry Burst that is not quite as intense.  The center of the flowers are Berry Burst stamped at full strength.  They are not “stamped off” first.  Next cut out the orchids using the handy matching framelits!

Each orchid is assembled using a dimensional to attach the double petal to the base of the flower.  I very carefully bent the flower petals to give them some lift.  You want to be careful to not crease the flowers but just slightly bend them.  I placed the orchids on the card first to figure out where the stems should be stamped.  The stems are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist ink.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards today!  Here are the products that you need to make these cards.

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Which card do you like better?  The Whisper White or Pool Party card base?

Happy Stamping!


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