Hi Stampers. The say June is all about brides and babies. So, today I’m playing with the new Animal Outing stamp set bundle to make this adorable gift card holder for a baby. Those of us demonstrators who attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in April, when the new catalog was released, were given this set for free. (I love my job! A fun trip to Vegas with friends and FREE stamps!) This baby shower card is one of the three cards I did for this months fancy fold card class.
I offer classes locally in my studio in Twin Falls, Idaho – but also offer my classes as a “class to go” option. You can purchase just the pre-cut kit of cardstock / supplies to make these cards (for just $15 – you get three of each card, for a total of nine cards) and use your own stamps and ink or you can purchase the stamps and ink from my online store.
This card starts with a Shaded Spruce card base that is 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 5 1/2″. I then used the Animal Expedition DSP- cut to 4″ x 2 1/4″, 4″ x 2 3/4″ and 4″ x 1″. I adhered the 4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of DSP to the card front near the 5 1/2″ fold and then the 4″ x 2 1/4″ piece of DSP next to that. I then notched half of a circle with my one inch circle punch to the right side before folding it over. I attached the folded over part to the inside of the card with tear and tape at the top and bottom. The side with the notched out circle was left open to insert the gift card.
For the focal point on the front of the card I started with a piece of Whisper White CS cut with the second largest square framelit from the stitched framelit dies. Next I used the layering squares framelit dies to cut the a straight square in Granny Apple Green CS just a little bigger than the white and a scalloped square in Shaded Spruce CS a little larger than that. I stamped the Kangaroo and the Giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set in Memento Black ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS and colored with the Stampin’ Blends. They were then cut out with the coordinating Animal Friends Framelit Dies. The sentiment was stamped in Granite Gray ink onto the Whisper White square. The animals were attached to the Whisper White CS with glue dots and the Whisper White square was attached to the Granny Apple Green square with snail adhesive. The Granny Apple Green square was attached to the Shaded Spruce square with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added snail adhesive to the one side of the Shaded Spruce square that attached to the card front.
I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (CS) to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and attached the 4″ x 1″ DSP to the right side for the interior of the card. This is a great fold that can be done for many occasions – wedding, birthday, Christmas, graduation… anytime you want to give a gift card. :-)
The Animal Expedition DSP I used in this project is one of the ones that will be on sale for the month of July. From July 1 to 31, 2018 we are having a stock up and save sale on DSP. If you buy 3 (of the packs on sale) – you get one free!
These are the supplies I used:
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Hi Stampers. Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.
You may be starting the hop here or you may be coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
For my project, I used a technique (impossible card / fancy fold) and texture (embossing paste). I’m in love with the Magical Day stamp set and am sad that it’s being retired. I will be keeping mine and making many more projects with it!
This card is a card stock saver. The Basic Gray card base is only 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ down the long middle. Next, I cut 1″ from each side, up to the fold line on 1/2 of the card. On the other side of the fold, I cut up the middle at 2 3/4″ to the score line. (See the template below.) Then you just twist the card, so one of the one inch strips is in front and one is in back.
I cut Smokey Slate CS to layer over the top by cutting a rectangle, 4″ x 2 1/2″ and scoring across the short side at 2″. I then cut down, 3/4″ from the edge to the score line. This left me with a sort of L shaped piece of card stock For the center (pop up) piece, I cut a layer of Smokey CS both cut to 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″. On the bottom front is a strip that keeps the card stable. This consists of a 5 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Basic Gray CS and a 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Smoky Slate CS.
I created the bricks with Stampin’ Up! embossing paste. I put some on my silicone mat and then mixed in some Basic Gray reinker and mixed well with the palette knife and pushed it all in the corner. Next I placed the Smoky Slate pieces on the silicone mat with the bricks mask over the top (from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks). Using the a palette knife, I spread a layer over the top, scrapping off all excess, so the bricks were level with the top of the mask. Then I gently removed the mask and set the piece aside to dry (it drys quickly – 5 min??) before gluing them onto the card.
Across the top of the center piece I added a 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Basic Gray CS. I scored down the middle (long ways) and made a cut every 1/2″ down to the score line and cut out every other piece to make the top of the castle. I layered the two 5 1/2″ strips together and attached it to the card on each side (be sure not to put adhesive in the section that goes over the blank spot).
The sentiment, from the Magical Day stamp set, was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and Rich Razzleberry ink was sponged on the edges with a sponge dauber. It was then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the dragon and knights from the Magical Day stamp set onto scraps of Whisper White CS and cut them out with the Magical Mates framelit dies on my big shot. They were then colored with the Stampin’ Blends. I then placed these onto the card with mini glue dots. This card will then fit into a medium envelope.
To see more retiring products (some of which have huge discounts) you can visit my online store in the Last Chance Products section. The nice thing about going directly to the store is that it has photos AND it is continually updated as things sell out. Remember that stamp sets are available until May 25th, but everything else retiring is already “while supplies last” and some things have already sold out!
I hope you love this card and use the template to make one of your own.
Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Pamela Sadler at Paris in the Spring
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
Hi Stampers. No Bones About It – some fabulous Stampin’ Up! products are soon going the way of the dinosaur (retiring)! The new annual catalog goes live on June 1st which means they need to make room for all the amazing new products that are coming. Today’s blog hop will showcase Stampin’ Up! products that you are gonna wanna buy before they are gone. Nobody “wants” to pay those high prices on eBay.
If you follow me at all, you know I’m a huge fan of fancy folds. This “impossible fold” is popping up EVERYWHERE these days. I’m not sure who came up with it, but all of a sudden I’m seeing it everywhere! I decided to use the No Bones About It stamp set to create this adorable dinosaur card.
This card is a card stock saver. The Garden Green card base is only 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ down the long middle. Next, I cut 1″ from each side, up to the fold line on 1/2 of the card. On the other side of the fold, I cut up the middle at 2 3/4″ to the score line. (See the template below.) Then you just twist the card, so one of the one inch strips is in front and one is in back.
I layered Wild Wasabi CS over the top by cutting a rectangle, 4″ x 2 1/2″ and scoring across the short side at 2″. I then cut down, 3/4″ from the edge to the score line. This left me with a sort of L shaped piece of card stock. Then I stamped leaves on each piece with Wild Wasabi and Garden Green ink. For the center (pop up) piece, I cut a layer of Wild Wasabi and one of Very Vanilla CS both cut to 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″. Leaves were stamped onto the Wild Wasabi piece and the “inside” greeting was stamped on the Very Vanilla piece with Garden Green ink and attached to the card base.
I stamped the dinosaur in Wild Wasabi ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS and then stamped the bones over that in Garden Green ink. The dinosaur was then fussy cut out with the paper snips. When I was going to attach it, I didn’t like the way it looked to be floating in the air, so I cut a strip of Chocolate Chip CS as “ground” to go under it. The “ground” was cut to 3 1/2″ x 1/2″ and has the footprints stamped in Early Espresso ink behind the dinosaur. Then when I attached the dinosaur with mini dimensionals, it looked much better. On the bottom front is a strip that keeps the card stable. This consists of a 5 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Garden Green CS and a 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla. I stamped the greeting in Wild Wasabi ink and the leaves in Garden Green ink and it’s attached to the card on each side (be sure not to put adhesive in the section that goes over the blank spot. This card will then fit into a medium envelope.
To see more retiring products you can visit my online store in the Last Chance Products section. The nice thing about going directly to the store is that it has photos AND it is continually updated as things sell out. Remember that stamp sets are available until May 25th, but everything else retiring is already “while supplies last” and some things have already sold out!
I hope you love this card and use the template to make one of your own. Be sure to follow along on the blog by using the list below.
Today our blog hop is all about the new 2018-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. As demos, we have been able to order some of these products in advance of the new catalog going live, so that we can work up samples to show you how great these new products are. I am using the Animal Outing stamp set. All demos who attended an OnStage event (our convention) got this set for FREE (along with other new products) just for attending. It is an adorable stamp set!
I combined this stamp set and the eclipse technique to create this adorable hand stamped baby card.
This card starts with an Old Olive card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next up is a Whisper White layer 5 1/4″ x 4″. The rhino, from the new Animal Outing stamp set, was stamped in Smoky Slate ink, the kangaroo and giraffe were stamped in Crumb Cake ink and the tree branch with the frog was stamped in Old Olive ink. The grass is Old Olive ink added with a stamping sponge and the sky was added with Pool Party ink with a stamping sponge.
I colored the animals with the watercolor pencils and then used the blender pen to smooth out the colors. Then I used the large letter framelits to cut out the word “BABY” from this layer. Leaving the letter to the side, I adhered this layer to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I then placed the letters in the cut out spaces (without glue), The center pieces from the A and the Bs was then glued to the card base with liquid glue. The letters were then taken out, mini dimensionals were adhered to the back of the letters and placed them back in the space. This gives them a raised effect. This is what they call the “eclipse technique”.
For the inside of the card, I used a layer of Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″, and stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink and the giraffe in Crumb Cake ink. The sentiment is also from the Animal Outing stamp set and was stamped in Memento Black ink.
I hope this card gives you a glimpse into some of the fabulous new products that are right around the corner. All customers who have ordered from me in the last year, should expect to receive their very own copy of this new catalog (along with some other goodies) in May.
Use the arrow to go to the next blog on the hop or refer to the line up included below.
Blog Hop Line Up – Exciting Times:
- Libby Dyson
- Courtenay Heuston
- Sharon Dalton
- Anastasia Radloff
- Karie Beglau
- Amanda Bates
- Rebecca Urban
- Lisa Ann Bernard
- Anita Wifladt
- Mary Ann Rossiter
- Kimberley Morris
- Jenn Curtis Charles
- Angelique Stempelkeuken
- Vicky Wright
- Amanda Farlinger
- Sarah McDermott
Hi Stampers. I’m back with yet another Card-in-a-Box! This one is filled with Ninja Turtles and princess crowns. It was a custom request from a good friend of mine who makes custom cakes here in Twin Falls, ID. She does AMAZING work!!
She was asked to make a cake for a little girl who liked Ninja Turtles AND Princess stuff. What a combination, huh? You wouldn’t think the two went together, but it came out awesome in her cake and I was able to make a card to match.
The card base is my basic card in a box – done in Basic Gray. (You can find my video and PDF tutorial HERE) The base was covered that with another layer of Basic Gray card stock that I had used the embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Basic Gray ink from the re-inker. I mixed the ink and embossing paste with the palette knives on the silicone craft sheet (because it will clean off easily with soap and water) and then used the pattern party decorative masks – bricks. Hoping it will look like a manhole cover for the top, I added the bricks to a circle.
The Ninja Turtles were done as punch art using circles and oval and the masks were cut by hand with the paper snips. They eyes were done with the retired build an owl punch. The crowns were printed on card stock and cut out with my Brother Scan n Cut (I can’t begin to tell you how much time that things saves me! Awesome gift from my hubby for my 50th birthday!). The balloons were punched out of Pink Pirouette and Perfect Plum card stock.
The back panel has a layer of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with a layer of Whisper White over that. I stamped the sentiment from Epic Celebrations in Island Indigo ink and sponged Perfect Plum ink around the edge with a sponge dauber. The top flaps have a layer of Silver Foil paper and Whisper White card stock over that. The sentiments from Happy Birthday Gorgeous were stamped in Perfect Plum ink.
To the bottom I added a few character from the Magical Day stamp set that were die cut with the coordinating dies and then colored with the FABULOUS Stampin’ Blend markers. I then attached them to the brick layer with glue dots. Glue dots are awesome for attaching to textures such as the glimmer paper and embossed layers.
Here is my card next to Misty’s AMAZING cake! Did I tell you she had talent?!?!
Here are the supplies used to make this card:
Hi Stampers. Are you ready for an Epic Celebration?!?! I have just the card for the greatest kid in the universe!
I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I had an episode of really high blood pressure that sent me to the doctors about a month ago. I came away with blood pressure medication AND a horrible cold (or the flu) I’m still trying to shake the last of.
Today I’m playing along with the RemARKably Creative Blog Tour and we are doing a mix and match theme. We were asked to mix something new with something from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I chose to mix the new Epic Celebrations Sale-A-Bration stamp set with the Five For All stamp set from the annual catalog. I made a birthday card for my granddaughter. Her birthday was February 7th, the day after mine.
This card started with a Dapper Denim card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next up was a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Pool Party card stock (CS). I used the shoes from Epic Celebration to stamp the shoes randomly on that layer in Pool Party ink and the dots from the same set were randomly stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Next I used the Basic Gray shimmer ribbon and attached it with glue dots and layered a Dapper Denim scalloped circle over that with stampin’ dimensionals and a stitched shapes Whisper White circle over that with snail adhesive. The sentiment from the Five for All stamp set was stamped onto the Whisper White circle in Dapper Denim ink.
Inside the card is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White. I stamped the inside sentiment from the Five for All stamp set in Dapper Denim ink. The guitar from the Epic Celebration stamp set was stamped in memento black ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends Markers (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate).
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Here are the products I used: