Valentine’s Z Fold Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today I am sharing a Double Z Fold Card that I made for a Valentine’s Day class that I was teaching.  This card uses the Sending Love Suite of Products from Stampin’ up!

The stamp set is Sealed with Love from Stampin’ Up! which is part of the Sealed with Love Bundle (144705).  Don’t forget that you save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and coordinating famelits together!

The Designer paper is the Sending Love Designer paper (142733) which coordinates with Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.

So the details on this Z fold card…  Warning that this card is not a quick card.  There are a lot of moving parts and it does take some time to assemble.  But they are beautiful when they are done!

The card base is a piece of Real Red cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 3″ and 5 1/2″.  The first panel has a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Sending Love Designer paper layered on a 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  The middle panel is a different piece of the designer paper cut to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  The 3rd panel is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ layered on a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8″x 5 3/8″.

The piece that makes this card fun is the front piece that makes the Z Fold.  This is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 1″ x 11″ scored at 3″ and 5 1/2″.  The key to this piece is you fold it in the same Z pattern but attach it in the opposite direction.  The end of the 5 1/2″ piece is attached to the front 3″ panel and the 3″ piece is attached to the 5 1/2″ panel.  Warning:  Make sure to fold your card before you go any further to make sure the fold works correctly.

The front panel is decorated with a couple of 7/8″ pieces of the Sending Love Designer paper.  Now the fun part!  Stamping all the embellishments and you can go crazy with this!  I used Real Red ink with Whisper White cardstock to stamp the Happy Valentine’s Day message on the 3rd panel.  This is cut out with a circle from the Layering Circles framelits and is layered on a larger scallop circle cut from Real Red cardstock.  These Love Notes framelits are so much fun.  There are a lot of pieces to this set!  I cut the cupid’s arrows from scraps of Real Red cardstock and used these to enhance the Happy Valentine’s day message.  

Other embellishments are rows of hearts that I stamped with real red ink on whisper white cardstock and cut out to line the Z panel.  The 3D Heart Flowers were stamped with real red ink on whisper white and with white craft ink on Real red cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder.  The Heart flowers are cut out with the die that makes them 3D and attached to a 1/8″ strip of cardstock to make a “stem”.  These are attached to a 1/2″ x 4″  piece of cardstock that is run from the card base to the front strip so the hearts can pop when the card opens.  Also included with this framelit set is two small envelopes that you can add Love Notes to.  

The envelope is a scrap of whisper white cardstock cut using the envelope die.  The little love note is a piece of whisper white that I stamped the string of hearts on and cut out with the love note die.   The heart on the outside of the envelope is a scrap of blushing bride cardstock with a single heart stamped and cut out with the dies.  I added a second envelope in Real Red cardstock with a another love note to the middle panel.  This die set is a great way to use up lots of scraps!  I made other embellishments from scraps of Red Glimmer paper.  This is my favorite Valentine stamp set that Stampin’ Up! has made in several years!  Such a great versatile set!  I think that I will make a couple of Wedding and Anniversary cards with this set.

Stay tuned for my video which is being edited that shows the details of this card.

Here is a list of supplies for this card:

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Thanks for stopping by!


Weekly Specials and Sale-a-bration Card

Today I have a card made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set the Sky is the Limit to share with you.  This stamp set is a limited time offer and is perfect for masculine Valentine’s or Birthday cards.  So what is Sale-a-bration?  It is the best sale of the year at Stampin’ Up!

And there are 3 ways to earn FREE Stampin’ UP! products during Sale-a-bration:

  1.  Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend.  Check out the choices HERE!
  2. Host a party (it can be a book party where you collect orders from your family and friends) – Place on on-line order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax), and receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  You will still earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend.
  3.  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get up to $155 in your choice of Stampin’ Products.  Shipping is FREE AND you receive $56 in FREE product.  Once you join, stock up on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items at a discount.  If you have a big Wish List…this is the way to go!  I would LOVE to have you join my team! Click Here to read more and to join!

Don’t be disappointed… The three Sale-A-Bration items pictured on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through February 15, 2016.

Ready for the details of the card?  The background is Berumda Bay cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base. The card base has been embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder. Next is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  The plane is stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.  The plane’s tail is stamped with Basic Gray ink and the heart is colored with the Real Red Marker.  The clouds are lightly stamped with Basic Gray.  To do this, ink up your stamp and stamp on scrap paper first – then stamp your clouds so they are stamped with a light gray color.  Layer this onto a piece of Real Red cardstock that is 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″. 

Next stamp the message “you send me soaring” with black ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  Cut the end of the scrap to make a banner and layer onto a piece of real red cardstock.

A very cute card!  and don’t forget that this Sale-a-bration set is only available until February 15th!

Ready to order?  If your order is under $150 use the Hostess code  YUXHWTJZ and I will send you a ribbon sampler.  Of course if your order is over $150 then collect your own hostess benefits.  I love to share the benefits with my customers!
And don’t forget about this week’s specials!

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Valentine Easel Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Easel Card that I made for Valentine’s Day. 
Valentine Easel CardThis is a really cool 3D card guaranteed to put a smile on your Valentine’s face.

This card is made using the Heart Framelits, real red cardstock, whisper white cardstock and the Stacked with Love Designer paper.

I will tape a video and post how to  make this easel card.

Here is what the card looks like opened up.

100_0468wFor stamps, I used the Best of Love Anniversary set and the Perfect Pennants stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

On the front layer (outside of the card) I layered the You & Me sentiment on a piece of DSP and a scalloped circle cut from whisper white cardstock.  This is layered on half a doily and a banner cut from the Stacked with Love designer paper.  I100_0469side accented the sentiment with a bow made with the bow punch and Designer paper.

The inside layer is made with a real red card base layered with a piece of Stacked with Designer paper.   The “Love You” sentiment is punched out with the Decorative Label punch and layered onto a piece of black cardstock also cut from the Decorative Label punch. 

Stay tuned for my video.

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