Springtime Foil Fancy Fold Card

Springtime Foil Designer Series PaperToday I am sharing a beautiful Fancy Fold Card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Foil Designer Series paper.   This Designer Series paper is by far my favorite of all the DSPs that I have seen in a while!  It is a thick glossy white cardstock with Silver, Gold and Copper embossed images..  It is simply gorgeous!

I saw this Fancy Fold technique on Pinterest and had to figure it out!  I love Fancy Fold techniques!  So I will see if I can explain it!  For cards like this – I always make a template.  I recommend using two different colors of Cardstock to make your template as it helps you to remember how the pieces fit together!

NOTE:  These pictures are from my template.  I used Pool Party as the base for this card and whisper white for the inside portion of the card.
1.  Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock,  scored at 5 1/2″.   cut a 3/4″ window on the front side of the card.  Line up your paper trimmer at 3/4″.  Move your cutting blade to 3/4″ on the top clear ruler of the cutter.  Cut up to 4 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 4″ square.  Save this square.  You will use it later on.

2.  Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 7 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, score at 2 1/2″ and 5″ (I used whisper white for my 2nd piece on my template).  Fold in a Z pattern.  Attach the back of the 2nd piece to the back of the base.  With the Z fold – the two pieces together will form a square in the center.  

3.  Attach the 4″ square that you cut when you cut out the window to the front part of the Z fold.  I trimmed 1/8″ off two sides so the piece will fold smoothly thru the window of the card base.  I then added a 3 1/2″ square of whisper white as a layer.

4.  Cut two tabs to 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Score each at 2 1/2″.  Line up the score line on the tab with the line where the white piece lines up with the Pool Party piece.  Attach the tabs (cut from Pool Party) to the back side of the inside piece, white piece, and attach to the inside of the window frame.  Do the same on the bottom.   NOTE:  I added a small piece of white over the tab on the back of the white piece to make the tab less noticeable.

That’s it!  So here are pictures of my finished project with the Springtime Foil DSP.  I do love this DSP – did I mention that already?  The flowers on the front are fussy cut from the Copper Foil design and colored with the Blends markers.  The square on this card is a 4″ square of Gold Foil that I have embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.   I stamped “wedding wishes” from the Rose Wonder stamp set with versamark and embossed with Silver embossing powder.

The inside piece for my Springtime Foil card is the embossed leaves.  I stamped 3 of the small flowers from the Rose Wonder stamp set on a piece of Glossy White cardstock, embossed them and cut them out with the coordinating thinlits.  I added a message also from the Rose Wonder stamp set to the back layer of the card.

So I hope you have liked my project today.  I am planning on recording a video for this technique. 


So the important point for this week – is this the last week of Sale-a-bration!  So don’t miss out!

Ready to place an order?   If your order is under $150, use the Host Code SWRR2KMW and I will send you a sampler of this DSP.  I love to share Host Benefits with my customers!  Of course, if your order is over $150, then use the Hostess benefits for yourself!

Happy Stamping!

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!

Crosses of Hope Handmade Card & Class

Crosses of Hope handmade cardToday I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret Galvez made that I call the Crosses of Hope Handmade card.  I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! Hold on to Hope stamp set and Crosses of Hope Framelits.  This is such a beautiful set with fantastic dies to compliment the stamp set.

These crosses are perfect to make Easter cards, Sympathy cards, Confirmation or Baptism cards.  I love the detail of the dies.

So one of my Team Members on the Stamping New England Team designed 5 beautiful cards using the Sale-a-bration DSP – Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and this stamp bundle.  This DSP  has several sheets of embossed lilies and other spring flowers that are very commonly used for Easter.  The designs on the paper are embossed with Silver, Gold and Copper.

I have pulled together a PDF with the details for making these gorgeous cards!

This beautiful card uses Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with Cardstock Vellum.  The Narrow Cross and Wide Cross are cut from Copper Foil Cardstock and layered together.  Both the Vellum and Blushing Bride cardstock base are embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.   I love the look of embossed vellum as the image turns a little white around the embossed image.Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper

The embossed vellum is layered onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and then on a slightly larger piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  A White Organza ribbon is wrapped around this layer.  Next a lily and leaf are cut from the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer paper that is one of the new Sale-a-bration items.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous!  


So are you interested in the detailed instructions for these these beautiful cards?  I have assembled a PDF with full color directions to make 5 beautiful cards using the Hold on to Hope bundle with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer paper.  These cards also use Gold and Copper Foil.  You can purchase the full color instructions for just $9.95 through Paypal.
 




Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my cards.  These cards will be featured at my Class this Friday.  10am to 3pm during the day or 7pm for nighttime. 



Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the new stamp set available during Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket by Stampin’ Up!  

If you have been to my blog before, you know that I absolutely love flowers!  And I also love the new Blends markers.  So what a perfect way to combine two of my favorite things – flowers and Blends markers.

First I just had to play with the Blossoming Basket stamp and the Blends together.  So I stamped the Basket on a piece of Watercolor paper with Momento Black Ink.  I used the Blends Markers to color in the flowers.   

My tip for using Blends (alcohol markers) is to choose the area of image where you want to accent the light.  Each Blends marker set comes with a light and dark marker.  So for example, the Crumb Cake has a light marker and a darker marker.  So I chose the middle left area of the basket as the area where the light will shine – so will be lighter.  I used the light Crumb Cake marker on this section and outlined the edge of the basket with the dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker.  Then I use the lighter Crumb Cake marker over the darker color and pull or blend the darker and lighter colors together.  

I have found the most important thing for coloring flowers with the Blends Markers  is to remember that no two flowers are the same.  When you look at a flower petal, there is a natural variation of color between petals – so don’t stress about coloring flowers.  For the Pink rose in the middle, I highlights the edge of the petals with the darker color Pink Pirouette marker and then blended with the lighter color Pink Pirouette to fill in the color on the petal.  For the Coral petals – I used the darker Daffodil Delight marker as my lighter color and the light Calypso Coral marker as my darker color.  I love the combination of color that I got with the two different colors together.   The Calypso Coral together was too dark for me.  So blending the two colors gave me a shade that was a little lighter than Calypso Coral

So my advice to you when using blends is to experiment and mix colors.   After I finished coloring the basket, I did fussy cut out the image.  Then the fun.  What to use to make a card from the basket?  I was a little stumped but then thought about the Fabulous Foil Designer acetate.  Of course I have some and haven’t used it in a while.  

The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of  Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and piece of the Gold Fabulous Foil Designer acetate cut to the same size.  So the trick to using either vellum or acetate is hiding the adhesive.  So I added the adhesive behind the main image – square with the basket.

Next I cut a 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  I embossed the Whisper White with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.   This is layered on a Scalloped square of Champagne Foil (which did carry over from the Holiday catalog) cut using the Layering Square thinlits.  Then I attached the flower basket with dimensionals and attached this to the middle of the card.  Last I used a 1″ x 3″ piece of Vellum and stamped “Happy Easter” from the Hold onto Hope stamp set and embossed the words with Gold Embossing Powder.  Last I made a bow from the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.

Here are the supplies that I used for this project:
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I am very pleased with how this card came out!  Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my card made with the
Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket stamp set.

Magical Day Class

Magical DayToday I am featuring a set of  kids cards that would make a Magical Day birthday party for kids.  These cards are stunning and feature a variety of techniques.  They feature the Magical Day stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.


Here is a sneak peak of one of the cards.  This card features the Wizard and the Unicorn from the Magical Day stamp set.

The Clouds in the background of this card are made with the cloud stencil from the Pattern Party decorative masks and the Shimmer White Embossing Paste on a piece of Soft Sky Cardstock.

The Wizard and the Unicorn are stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored with markers.
They are then cut out using the coordinating framelit dies. 

The sentiment “Hope Your Day is Magical” is stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink and cut out using the Layering Oval Framelits.  This is layered on Scalloped Oval cut from the Lemon Lime Twist Glimmer paper that coordinates with the Myths & Magical Designer paper.

The Wizard card is just one of 5 projects that is available with this set.  Other cards in this set include a shaker card featuring mermaids, a second is a quilt card featuring a mermaid.  There is a cute card with a dragon attacking a castle.  Another card with a wizzard and unicorns.  The last is a Z Fold Card decorated as a Castle!  This card would be great as a centerpiece for a Kids Birthday Party.

I will be teaching a class making these 5 cards on Friday the 23rd at my Creative Playground in Methuen, Massachusetts.  Not in MA –  I am also assembling instructions and will have the PDF available for sale soon.
Magical Day Bundle
Supplies that you will need to make these cards:

  • Magical Day Bundle
  • Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
  • Shimmer Embossing Paste
  • Pattern Party decorative Masks (has the brick wall and clouds stencils)
  • Brick Wall Embossing folder for the castle
  • Layering Ovals framelits

Stay tuned for the information for the online class!  The class will be coming out next week!  Have you signed up for my newsletter?  Information on this class will be made available next week in my newsletter!  So sign up today.  You will also receive exclusive papercrafting projects and ideas as well as specials as soon as they are available.

I hope you have enjoyed my Wizard card that is part of my Magical Day Birthday Party for Kids Class.

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:

Product List

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!

Product List

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



Last Chance – Registration Closes

Registration is closing today January 19th for our FULL Day of Crafting Fun next Saturday January 27th!  



You do not want to miss out!

4 Fabulous Spring Classes with new Product from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog

1.  Picture Perfect Birthday Class with Jeannie
2.  Explosion Box with Margaret
3.  Crosses of Hope with Lisa
4.  Movers & Shakers with Debby

You can Register for the Day HERE.

Register for Classes HERE.



You Don’t want to Miss Out!

Need Crafting time??

I am so excited!!  Our 3rd Full Day of Crafting Fun is coming up!  January 27th from 9am to 7pm.  That is 10 hours of Crafting fun!  You can print the Flyer HERE to share with your friends.

Early Bird Registration Closes on Sunday the 14th.  So Hurry up and register to save your spot at just $75 for the day!  You can register HERE.

Each Attendee will have 6′ of dedicated table space to work on your projects.  Breakfast and Lunch and are provided with lots of snacks throughout the day!  We will also be offering cheese and crackers with a dessert in the late afternoon.

We will have raffles available.  The Grand Prize is a FULL set of the new Stampin’ Up! Blends Markers! 

And of course there will be games throughout the day.

We have designed 4 FANTASTIC classes for the day!  I am so glad that I don’t need to choose which class to go to!  You can see the details and register for the classes HERE.


The First class is the Picture Perfect Card Class with Jeannie.

In this class you will make 10 cards with a gift box and gift card.  You will also receive a half a package of the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper so you will have plenty of paper left to make more cards after the class!

in the Second Class you will make an Explosion Box with Margaret.

You will learn this beautiful technique for making these exquisite boxes filled with a surprise.  Sure to Wow your Family or Friend!


The Third Class is Movers & Shakers with Debby.
In this class you will learn how to make a shaker card and 2 different types of cards that Move! 

These cards a beautiful!!


The Fourth Class is Crosses of Hope with Lisa.  I have to say that this is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the Occasions catalog!

You will make 4 gorgeous cards with this new set and framelits…  Perfect for Baptism, Confirmation or Sympathy cards!


You can Register for the Day HERE.

You can Register for one or more CLASSES HERE.


Happy Stamping!

I hope to see you on the 27th!

Happy New Year! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration are HERE!!

Happy Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a fantastic Holiday season!     
It is that time of the Year!  The Occasions Catalog is here with so many fantastic ideas for the Spring!












You can see the Occasions Catalog HERE.

….and it’s time for Sale-A-Bration! You can finally order all of those fabulous products you have been waiting for!












You can see the Sale-a-bration Catalog HERE.

Of course, who can resist the FREE products which are available!   Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year with many ways to earn FREE products.  It runs Jan. 3 thru March 31.
Celebrate Sale-A-Bration in THREE Ways!!!
  1. You can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend, based on your total before shipping and tax.  NEW this year is $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items.
    1. If you spend $50, you earn one free level 1 product.
    2. If you spend $100, you earn one free level 2 product OR you can choose two level 1 items.
    3. If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
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Ready to place an order?   If your order is under $150, use the Host Code JVTFATCV and I will share a sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the Host Benefits for yourself!

If you have any questions, or need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, don’t hesitate to email me! 

Happy Stamping!

Variations on a Theme

Variation on a themeToday I am sharing a card that one of my downline’s, Margaret made.  She is one of the very talented designers on my team!  I have a great team!

Margaret designed the original silver card with the Pool Party Cardstock, Bermuda Bay layer and the silver snowflakes and silver Foil. 

I love this card and the way that she used half of a silver foil snowflake below the embossed snowflake.  Since the Foil Snowflakes from the Year of Cheer suite come in Silver and Gold, I wanted to try this card with the Gold Foil and the Gold Snowflake. 
I found 2 color combinations that I liked with the gold.  The first is a Powder Pink cardstock base with a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The second is a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock base with a Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer. 

Here are the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to form the card base.  The second layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of coordinating color of cardstock.  Next is a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of the Merry Music Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. Next is a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Silver Foil that is embossed with the Winter Wonder textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A Foil Snowflake is cut in half and matched up with the embossed snowflake.  Then I used a piece of Pool Party ribbon for the Silver card and a piece of the Gold Metallic edged ribbon for the Gold versions.

The Message is stamped from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and cut with the stitched Circles framelits.  I cut two swirls from the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits dies in silver and gold.

That’s it!  A striking card that is now too difficult.

So which color combination do you like best?

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Stamping and Shopping!