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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2018 Holiday Catalog

Hi Stampers. The wait is over!  The much anticipated Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!  You can now order the stamps you need to make your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas cards and more!

shop now from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Click here to download the PDF version of the holiday catalog

or

Click her to go directly to my store to place your order

Don’t forget about the Dashing Along Host Promotion happening in September

The Holiday Catalog is a great excuse to party! If you have a party (I can do local or an online Facebook party with live videos and prizes) that reaches $250 in sales or if you place an order that is $250 or more in sales, you earn an exclusive pack of Designer Series Paper.  This paper will never be available for sale.  This is the only way to get it!

Don’t think you can hit the $250 mark?  That’s OK, you still have a chance.  Use this months Hostess Code and one lucky winner will receive Hostess Credit and this exclusive DSP.

Here is a cute stop motion video by Stampin’ Up! showing some of the cool stuff in this great Holiday Catalog:

 

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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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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?

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

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!!

These are the supplies I used:

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

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Wonderful Moments Blackboard Heat Embossing Technique

Hi Stampers. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and experiencing some “Wonderful Moments”.  I’m happily stamping in my studio preparing for my heat embossing class this week.  We will be using three different heat embossing techniques in this class.  The card on today’s blog is the blackboard technique.  You heat emboss in white embossing powder on black card stock and it looks like a blackboard – hence the name. 🙂

Stampin' Up! Heat Emboxxing Card Class by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The three techniques we will do are the tarnished foil technique, the blackboard technique and the Josephs coat technique.  I will share the other two cards in upcoming posts.  Be sure to come back to see how those are done.

Stampin' Up! heat embossing blackboard technique handmade wedding card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Blushing Bride card base, 11″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next up was a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Basic Black CS. Before adhering this layer to the card, I rubbed it with the embossing buddy. I used Versamark ink to stamp the bride from the Wonderful Moments stamp set in the lower right corner. The flower from the Better Together stamp set was stamped in the upper left corner in Versamark ink. I then poured white stampin’ emboss powder over both, shook off excess and melting it with my heat tool. After that cooled a little, I used a ruler and a white marker to draw lines around the outer edge of the black layer (as seen in photo).

Stampin' Up! heat embossing blackboard technique handmade wedding card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I adhered the Basic Black layer to my card base with snail adhesive and headed over to my Big Shot.  I die cut the wavy banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelit Dies out of Blushing Bride CS. The circles were cut using the Layering Circles Framelit Dies out of Whisper White and Blushing Bride CS.  The Layering Circle Framelit set is a great combination of circles and scalloped circles in a bunch of sizes that layer over one another beautifully. I stamped the “for the bride” sentiment from the Wonderful Moments stamp set in Blushing Bride ink onto the top Whisper White circle.  These pieces were layered onto the card front using snail adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! heat embossing blackboard technique handmade wedding card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card, I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS and stamped the sentiment and swirls from the Wonderful Moments stamp set in Blushing Bride ink.  This was adhered to the inside with snail adhesive.

I’m thrilled with how it came out and I hope you are too!  If you want to make one of these cards for yourself, I invite you to come to a local class or order my “class to go” option or order the supplies from my store to make your own.  What ever you decide to do, I hope it’s stress free!  Remember – “There’s NO STRESS in stamping”.

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Animal Outing Gift Card Holder

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.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold Class by Queen B Creations offered locally in Twin Falls Idao and as a "class to go" for those out of town.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.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing gift card holder fancy fold handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

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.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing gift card holder fancy fold handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations 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. :-)

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

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!

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