I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2007! I love to share techniques, creativity and fun with others! Scapbooking and stamping is my therapy and escape! I would love to teach you and your friends how fun, simple, and theraputic stamping can be! Contact me or subscribe to my blog to book your party today!
I love simple, neutral tones to make some of my Christmas Cards! The Peaceful Place DSP paired with the Music Melody 3D folder did not disappoint! I sometimes struggle to keep it simple when I make my cards-kind of like cooking. Oh let’s add a dash of this, and a smidge of that-then poof! The card now has multiple layers!! I had my annual Stamp a Stack of cards a couple weeks ago and this one one of their favorite designs! Minimal stamping and tools helped them make their 4 of this one in a snap!
Start by using the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder with a 2 3/4″ x 5″ Basic White card stock and run it through the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine (SCEM). Next, use a Stampin’ Sponge (I cut them in 1/4ths to get more for my money) and swipe it with the Smoky Slate ink pad. Be sure to start lightly or practice on scratch paper first so you can get the right look. Then you can choose the DSP that you like and cut it to 2 3/4″ x 5 and then a piece of Silver Foil at 5″ x 1″. You will adhere your Basic Gray mat piece 4″ x 5 1/4″ on top of the Smoky Slate card base (creased/folded in half); then you will adhere the embossed piece and the DSP on top. The Silver Foil will cover the middle section with any overlap.
The sentiment is stamped from the Happy Hollydays stamp set and cut out with the smaller label in the Seasonal Labels dies. I loved the size and simplicity of this sentiment. To add more pop, use a Dimensional in the center of the Snowflake (well done Stampin’ Up!-it is the perfect size!). The Silver Mesh ribbon is a lovely touch since it is so dainty, but delivers such a wow on your projects! I just snipped a tiny bit and pinched it in the center before I placed the snowflake on top. The snowflake looked so much better with the ribbon and the Basic Rhinestone on top!
I listed the products below for you for easy ordering! I still get a gitty feeling when I get notifications of new orders! I love to spoil my customers for helping me with my business! If you just need a couple of items, feel free to use this month’s host code!
Can I let you in on a secret?? There is an Ah-Mazing deal right now! The Start with Savings promotion is going on now through the end of November! If you have a long wish list, you should consider joining our Creative Corner Team! We are a bunch of funny ladies who love to make paper crafts and celebrate one another! Some do it for extra income, some do it to support their addiction, and some do it just for the discount! SOOO-for $75 plus local tax, you will get to CHOOSE any current items up to $125!! Then all your orders after that are 20% off!!
I stumbled across this Explosion Card Fun Fold and I had to make one for my Fun Fold class!! It looks daunting at first glance-but I promise it’s super easy to make!
Card Base: 5 ½” x 8 ½”-Scored at 2 1/8” and folded to meet in the middle.
DSP: 4” x 8”- Scored at 2”, 4”, 6” & diagonally from every corner to opposite corner’s 4” score line. (see diagram)
Basic White: 2 ½” square & 2 ½” x 4” piece
Color Layer: 2 ¾” square & 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece
Belly Band: 3”x 9 ½”
Other Supplies: Ribbons, embellishments, adhesive, bone folder, and Paper Trimmer with scoring tool.
Huge thank you to Julie Davidson for this template!!
Fold the card base in to meet in the middle and crease with your bone folder.
4” x 8”- Scored at 2”, 4”, 6” & diagonally from every corner to opposite corner’s 4” score line. Crease the vertical lines first and carefully crease the diagonal ones inward.
Adhere your Color square and Basic White square together and then place in the center diamond above. This will hold the inside sentiment.
Stamp and decorate your Basic White 2 ½” x 4” piece and adhere to the 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece.
Use your DSP Belly Band 3”x 9 ½” and bend it securely (not to tight) around the closed card base. Then use Tear & Tape to join together.
Adhere your decorated piece from step 4 to cover the join line on the belly band.
Fold your inside diagonal piece into a square-rotate to make a diamond before adhering it to one side of the card base. (use Tear & Tape). Then slowly press the opposite side onto the other side of the diamond.
Open your card to see the explosion!!!
Check out the products I used to make this unique card! While you are browsing the online catalog check out the Clearance Rack! Just refreshed today!
I just snagged a couple of these ADOREABLE Santa’s Tag Kits! You can also add the Cello Bags or buy the Project Kit! Great family craft too!
The Nature’s Harvest was one hot bundle-so hot is was unavailable last month! I had a Creative Kit to Go all ready for you all to get for free. I postponed it until this month so you can get the FREE card kit with the purchase of this bundle!
What is the Creative Kit to GO?
You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set (mailed from Stampin’ Up!) plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.
Creative Kit Order Bundle order due no later than October 30th. I will mail class packets the first week of November. After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95) But HURRY! I have limited kits available!
If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code. You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order! * remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.
What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just order a set of equal or lesser value by October 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!
Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bumble Bee, Old Olive. Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.