Festive Farmhouse – Pals Holiday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals September, 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to use the Farmhouse Christmas bundle to create this fancy fold card.  The farmhouse framelit, from the Farmhouse Framelit Dies, was used as my main image and fancy fold part of the card. Over the years Stampin’ Up! has sold various fancy fold thinlits that specifically do a fold similar to this, but I do it a different was using an ordinary framelit.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a basic card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  I then scored the card at 2 1/8″, down an inch from the top and up an inch from the bottom (not scoring in the middle).  Then I centered the farmhouse framelit over this 2 1/8″ spot on the Big Shot.  I placed the top big shot plate over the 1/2 of the die I wanted it to cut, and not over the part I did not want cut.  (You can see how I did this in the FB live video below). On the far left side (where the die did not cut), I glued a 1 7/8″ x 4″ piece of Under the Mistletoe DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. I used Stampin’ Write markers to ink up the stamps for the sentiments, from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set. The Merry Christmas, I colored in Shaded Spruce ink and the “from our house to yours” in Old Olive ink. A 1/2″ x 4″ strip of DSP glued to the right side with snail adhesive helped the inside match the outside.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I then stamped the farmhouse, from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set in Memento Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS approx. 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. I colored the roof with Basic Black Stampin’ Blends combo pack. The shutters were colored with Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends combo pack. I colored the door with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends combo pack. The windows were colored with the light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to give the appearance of lights on inside the house.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The farmhouse was then glued over the top of the cutout of the right side of the farmhouse and over the DSP on the left. This a top view of the card, showing how the fancy fold on this card works.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhoue Bundle Under The Mistletoe DSP handmade Christmas card using a fancy fold with an ordinary framelit with video by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is how the card looks fully open.  I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try.  I have included a Facebook Live video (that has been uploaded to my YouTube channel) showing how I made this card. Monday’s at approx. 2pm, each week, I do a Facebook Live on my Facebook Page. Be sure to “like” my Facebook page and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more stamping tips and tricks.

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Call Me Clover Belated Birthday Card

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Hi Stampers.  Wow, has this week gone by fast or what?!?!  I love having the holiday, but am having difficulty cramming 5 days worth of work into 4 days!  Anyone else have that issue this week?  But, I digress… You are here to see today’s post.  It’s only fitting that I’m doing a belated birthday card.  LOL Today I have a color challenge for you.  Global Stamping Friends were asked to make a project using Call Me Clover.  The only other colors we could use were Whisper White or Basic Black.  It was a challenge all right!  LOL  But, I am pretty happy with the end result.

I actually ended up making two cards.  The are both pretty similar.  One is just a “stepped up” version.  You can choose to make the simple card or the stepped up version.  The card base started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.  I then cut off 2 3/4″ off the long side.  Save this piece, you will need it for the front.  Next, I cut some Call Me Clover DSP 2 1/2″ x 4″ and a strip 1/2″ x 4″.  The larger of these was adhered to the front of the card and the 1/2″ strip was adhered to a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS for the inside of the card.

For the basic card, I used the 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece I had cut off and turned it 90 degrees.  This piece was adhered it to the card front using snail adhesive.  I only put adhesive on the half of this layer that would be touching the front of the card on the left. The sentiments were stamped onto a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS in Call Me Clover ink. It was then adhered to the Call Me Clover layer with snail adhesive.

On the interior of the card I stamped ” forgive me? ” in Call Me Clover ink.

For the “stepped up” version. I took the piece 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ I had cut off an adhered it a piece of Whisper White CS that is 2 7/8″ x 4 5/8″.  The word “sorry” was stamped onto a 3 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS using my Stamparatus.  I then (without moving the CS or stamp, I cleaned the stamp and inked it with Versamark ink and stamped again. then, using clear embossing powder I heat embossed the word “sorry”. I cut a strip of Whisper White CS 3 1/2″ x  3/4″ and stamped the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink.  The ends of the strip were flagged the end using the Banner Triple Punch and I sponged the edges with Call Me Clover ink using a sponge dauber.   I attached the strip to the front of the card with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin’ Tip: Using the Stamparatus allowed me to stamp the word “sorry” in EXACTLY the same spot twice.  This allowed me to stamp the Versamark over the Call Me Clover ink.  Using the clear embossing powder made the word appear to be heat embossed in Call Me Clover.  This is a great technique for making heat embossing look like any one of our colors and the Stamparatus made it super easy!

The inside of the card was stamped with ” forgive me? ” in Call Me Clover ink.  I hope you like today’s monochrome card.  If you don’t already have a demonstrator and wish to purchase any of the products used in the making of this card, I have listed all products used below.  Each one has a link to my store making them easy to purchase.

To follow along on the blog hop and see many more projects done in Call Me Clover, just click the “next” button below.  If you ever lose track of where you are you can use the list below to find your place again.

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Blog hop line up:

  1. Amber Thompson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Susan Simpson
  6. Anja Reuss
  7. Kimberley Morris
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard  <—- You are here
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Marieke Bart
  11. Jan Musselman
  12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  13. Jenn Curtis Charles
  14. Amanda Farlinger
  15. Narelle Fasulo

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Wonderful Moments Baby Shower Card

Hi Stampers. I hope you enjoyed a long holiday weekend full of “Wonderful Moments”.  I had a wonderful weekend of time with my husband.  He works some long hours and we had three full days together.  He got off work early on Friday and we went to the local fair.  We did some errands, played Pokemon Go and hung around the house Saturday and Sunday. I made a beautiful banner, using a new stamp set from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, that I will be sharing with you later. Monday he did sort of have to work, we went up to Ketchum, Idaho to measure a kitchen and bath for a side job.  He makes beautiful cabinets! I had never been up to Ketchem, Sun Valley, etc.  It was BEAUTIFUL!!  The weather was perfect and his client was super nice.  She took us to lunch at a wonderful restaurant and gave us the royal tour of the area.  It was a wonderful day!

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments fancy fold card for an expecting mother. Great baby shower card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card looks complicated but it’s really super simple!  It starts out with a card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I scored down 1″ from the top at bottom of the front of the card at 2 1/8″ and ran it through the big shot using the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies with the top plate covering 1/2 of the oval. (See the video below, it will make much more sense after you watch that.)

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments fancy fold card for an expecting mother. Great baby shower card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

On the front of the card I used a 2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP adhered to the left side of the card.  I then cut a scalloped circle on the big shot with the Layering Oval Framelit dies out of Balmy Blue CS and then a slightly smaller one from Petal Pink CS. I cut a slightly smaller straight oval out of Whisper White CS and stamped the pregnant lady from the Wonderful Moments stamp set onto that oval in Balmy Blue ink. It’s so beautiful it doesn’t even need to be colored.

The interior of the card is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS, with a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Twinkle Twinkle DSP adhered to the right side of that layer – to make it coordinate with the front of the card.  Its a great finishing touch.  There are many great sentiments in the Wonderful Moments stamp set.  I have left this card blank for now and will add a sentiment later when I go to use it.

This card really is easy to make.  I hope you give it a try. Recently I showed how to create these fancy fold cards with just basic framelits on Facebook Live on my Business Facebook Page and uploaded that to my YouTube Channel, take a look:

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RemARKably Creative Blog Tour

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Hi Stampers. I’ve been looking for ways to expand my Stampin’ Up! business, find new items for my Etsy store AND have fun new ideas for my classes and blog.  The Pop on By bundle fit that bill amazingly! I designed this card with a Realtor in mind. Wouldn’t this be awesome for Realtors to give to new home owners when they close on a house?

Stampin' Up! Pop on By stamp set with Pop Up House thinlit dies make an awesome thank you card for a realtor to congratulation new homeowners on their new home. Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Balmy Blue card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I cut a 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Smokey Slate CS and glued it along the bottom of the card front to resemble sidewalk. Using the house from the Pop on By stamp set, I stamped the house in Memento Black ink onto a 4″ x 3 1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS. The house is colored with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. The roof and door are Soft Suede, the house is Pool Party, the curtains are Soft Sea Foam and the inside window lighting is the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then used the paper snips to fussy cut out the house.

Stampin' Up! Pop on By stamp set with Pop Up House thinlit dies make an awesome thank you card for a realtor to congratulation new homeowners on their new home. Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card starts with a 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ layer of whisper White CS.  I scored in from each side about 1/4″ (note – do not go all the way across the card – it will put a score line across the front of your house).  I then placed the pop up house die onto that score line and run it through the Big Shot.  I used the same die to cut a 5″ x 5″ layer of Early Espresso CS and a 5″ x 5″ layer of Balmy Blue CS.  Then I fussy cut the Early Espresso to extract the roof and front door and glued them onto the white house layer.  I then fussy cut the Balmy Blue layer to extract the front of the house and glued it over the white house layer.

Stampin' Up! Pop on By stamp set with Pop Up House thinlit dies make an awesome thank you card for a realtor to congratulation new homeowners on their new home. Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Using scraps of Whisper White CS I stamped the curtains three times in Memento Black ink, colored the with the Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends.  Then using the Pop Up House Thinlit dies again I used the coordinating framelit to cut them out.  The curtains were then glued to the Whisper White layer of the house on the back side of the house.  This layer is then carefully folded so it goes flat when the card closes.  I adhered the Whisper White layer to the card base with tear and tape adhesive. This will all make a lot more sense when you watch my video below:

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Tropical Chic Diagonal Gate Fold Card

Hi Stampers. July has been HOT!!  The weather here in Southern Idaho has been in the 90s and hit 100 a few days ago and scheduled for 101 on Monday! Too hot for me! If you need me, I will be crafting in my basement studio with the A/C on!

July has also been a HOT month for Stampin’ Up!  We have two amazing deals going on right now!  Join the Stampin’ Up! family and get a set of 10 ink pads in your choice of color collection! Two people in the last week have taken advantage of this great deal and joined the Creative Royalty team!  If you are into saving money on your Stampin’ Up! product – you should join too!  It’s an awesome deal with no strings attached!

Stampin' Up! starter kit special - FREE set of ink pads in July 2018

July is also HOT due to the Stock Up & Save Designer Series Paper Sale!  Buy 3 and get 1 FREE!  If you love DSP, this is the time to stock up and save!

July 2018 Designer Series Paper (DSP) stock up and save sale

All this heat has inspired me to break out the Tropical Chic bundle and the coordinating Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (which is included in our sale)! In true Queen B Creations spirit, it’s even a fancy fold card!  This one is called the diagonal gate fold card.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic diagonal gate fold fancy fold technique handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

You achieve this card base by using a standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and score it half way on both sides.  Score at 4 1/4″ along the 8 1/2″ side and score at 5 1/2″ along the 11″ side.  I then cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the Tropical Escapes DSP and cut that diagonally and adhered it to the front of the card with snail adhesive.

For the focal point, I started by using the square leaves die from the Tropical Thinlit dies. I cut out a this leaf square using Shaded Spruce CS with a square of our Self Adhesive Sheets on the back, making this a sticker. Note: this just cuts the middle, I had to use my trimmer to give it the small border.  Next, I used the Layering Squares Framelit dies to cut a scallop square out of Granny Apple Green CS. Because I had used the Self Adhesive Sheets on the leaf square – all I had to do was peel of the backing adhere it to the scalloped square. The square was adhered to the top panel with snail adhesive.

The leaves and flowers were stamped onto Whisper White CS and die cut with the coordinating framelits. In order to get the shading, I used sponge daubers to put the ink onto the stamps.  For the leaves I used Granny Apple Green ink in the middle and Shaded Spruce ink on the edges.  For the flowers, I used Blushing Bride ink in the middle and Flirty Flamingo on the edges.  These were then adhered to the front of the card with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic diagonal gate fold fancy fold technique handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS with a 4″ x 3/4″ strip of DSP adhered to the bottom with snail.  The sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

This card was a big hit in class!  It looks complicated, but it’s really not – I promise!  You can click on the links below to be taken to my store to buy the products you need to make your own diagonal gate fold card.

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Drapery Fold Card

Hi Stampers. Well, here we are…. Monday AGAIN!!  Thankfully, I work for myself and I happen to LOVE Mondays!  Monday’s for me mean a quiet house and a fresh start to a new week.  I just LOVE what I do and I LOVE to share this business (or even just the discount) with my friends.

I refer to our starter kit as the “Ultimate Bundle”.  It’s the ultimate deal!  You pick out $125.00 of current Stampin’ Up! product of your choice and only pay $99 for it all AND they even ship it to you for FREE! There is absolutely no catch!

  • If that’s all you decide to do is get that $125 in product for $99 and have it shipped for free – GREAT!
  • If you decide to order more product (at a 20% discount – through at least the end of January 2019) – GREAT!
  • If you want to make a business out of it – GREAT!  (I can help you with that!)
  • If you want me to leave you alone – GREAT!  (I can do that too).

Every once in a while, Stampin’ Up! announces an even better deal.  July is one of those times! If you decide to take advantage of the “Ultimate Bundle” during the month of July – Stampin’ Up! will add (to your already awesome deal) a set of stamp pads from the color family of your choice.  That’s an additional $67.50 – with NO CATCH!  What do you have to lose?

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If you want to take advantage of this AWESOME deal!  You can click here to see more info and sign up or you can contact me.  I’d be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

If you are thinking – no thank you, Lisa.  I don’t need to save $112.70 (and more) on my Stampin’ Up1 products, I’d rather pay full price, just take me to today’s card.  I can do that too!

Stampin' Up1 drapery fold handmade card. Sentiment is from the Woderful Moments stamp set. By Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

Today’s card is another card from last weeks fancy fold card class.  This one features a lot of new or returning product. I say “or returning” because the card base in done in Mint Macaron, which used to be an “in-color” and it’s now part of our core color collection. This Mint Macaron card base is cut to the standard 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.

The Designer Series Paper on this card is new in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This DSP is called Tranquil Textures and is part of the big “Stock Up & Save” sale going on right now. (Buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 FREE).  I tell ya – Stampin’ Up! is offering some smokin’ deals in July!  I cut a piece of this DSP 4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the card front with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up1 drapery fold handmade card. Sentiment is from the Woderful Moments stamp set. By Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations.

For the drapery fold effect on this card, the Designer Series Paper is cut 10″ x 4 3/4″.  I then made a tick mark at 3/4″ on one of the 4 3/4″ sides and then turned and marked the other 4 3/4″ side and 3/4″.  Next, on the Stampin’ Trimmer I cut designer paper at an angle from tick mark to tick mark. (This will make a drapery fold for two cards). On one of the diagonal pieces, I started at the wide end and score at 2″, 3″, 5″, 6″, 8″, and 9″. It was then accordion folded on the score lines to make your drapery fold.  It was then attached to the card front.

Across the top of the drapery fold you can use ribbon or a strip of DSP cut to the size of a ribbon, like I did.  This strip of the same DSP was cut to 4″ x 1/2″ and was adhered to the top of the drapery fold with snail adhesive. It needed a sentiment, but I didn’t want to distract from the beauty of the folds, so I brought out my Layering Ovals Framelit Dies and cut a few small ovals.  The scalloped oval was cut out of Balmy Blue CS and the smaller oval was cut out of Whisper White CS.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Wonderful Moments stamp set in Fresh Fig ink.  They were attached together with snail adhesive and then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love that our DSP papers use colors from our color collections, so that matching is always a piece of cake!  I pulled the Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Fresh Fig and Balmy Blue right off the label of the pack of DSP.  Easy Peasy!!

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