Video Tutorial: Paper Piecing

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the paper piecing technique, using one of my favourite stamp sets – Beautiful Moments.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat layer: 4 x 5.25”
Frame: 2.75 x 4-1/8″
White for stamping: 2-5/8 x 4″

And then some scraps of DSP for your paper piecing.

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Seashore Blog Hop: 3D Projects

Hello and welcome to another blog hop with the Seashore Stampers! So glad you could stop in today.

This month our theme is 3D projects. I always love using our Stampin’ Up! products to create fun and beautiful gift items, which I often use to spoil my club members, workshop attendees, and hostesses. I’ve got a special gift in mind to welcome back my club members for the Fall, but I don’t want to share that with you until after they’ve received it …. so I’ve got a different project to share today.

This project starts with our cute little Mini Pizza Boxes. These food-safe boxes come in a package of 8 boxes for just $8.25, and they are the perfect size for holding a collection of 3×3″ cards, a cookie or other treat, or any other fun (flat) item you can think of! I used the white box, but these handy boxes also come in gold (perfect for the holidays!).

The boxes take just seconds to assemble – no adhesive necessary – and then you can get to the fun part, decorating. I decided to try the herringbone technique with various pieces of Bumblebee DSP from Flowers for Every Season and the 2020-2022 In Color DSP Stack. This was my first try with this technique, and it was easier than I thought! I got so excited about it that I had to try it out again right away with the Rainbow Glimmer paper!

Here’s my finished box, with a sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set added. I’ve been playing with that stamp set quite a bit, as it is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! When you subscribe by September 10th, you’ll receive this fantastic stamp set AND supplies and tutorials to create five cards. You can join from anywhere in Canada and enjoy a fun crafting experience at your own pace and convenience – click here to learn more, and subscribe!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wedding theme creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

 

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September’s Creativity to Go is now Live!

I’m so excited that September’s Creativity to Go is now live and ready for you to subscribe!
Here’s how it works:

  • Every month, I’ll choose a product to feature (either a stamp set or a bundle).
  • When you subscribe to that month’s kit, you’ll receive the featured product AND supplies and tutorials to create five cards using your new product!
  • You can subscribe from anywhere in Canada, and enjoy a fun crafting experience at your own pace and convenience!
  • Subscribe and pay by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit; you can also choose to add any other product (adhesive, cardstock, ink, etc.) to your order at the same time.
  • Kits will be delivered or shipped by the end of the month; tutorials (PDF and/or videos) will be sent by email.

Your subscription includes:

  • Featured product (either a stamp set or a bundle)
  • Supplies to create 5 cards with the featured product
  • Tutorials (PDF and/or videos) to help you complete the cards
  • Access to optional Zoom crafting calls so you can socialize with others and/or ask for assistance while assembling your cards

September’s Featured Product is the “Ridiculously Awesome” stamp set for a cost of $37. Sign up here by September 10th to receive the stamp set, supplies and tutorials!

And here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be making. Take a look at the two cards below: the one on the left is just fine, featuring a terrific bold sentiment and gorgeous rainbow glimmer paper. But I felt like it could be … well …. MORE ridiculously awesome! So I played around with the glimmer paper, combining the scrappy strips technique and the herringbone technique to turn up the awesomeness on this card. I’m super pleased with how it came together! Remember, those who subscribe to the September Creativity to Go will get all the supplies, products, and tutorials to make this card AND four more! How ridiculously awesome is that?!

Thanks for reading – and Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Rainbow Borders Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple yet stunning card with the gorgeous new Rainbow Glimmer paper and the Ornate Borders dies!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Rainbow Glimmer paper: 12 x 1″

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Tutorial: 6×6″ One Sheet Wonder

Want to make the most of your gorgeous Designer Series Paper? This One Sheet Wonder template will help you make three cards out of one 6×6” sheet of DSP. There are several varieties of 6×6” DSP in the annual catalogue (see list below), or you can cut one sheet of 12×12” DSP into four pieces of 6×6” and create even MORE beautiful cards!

6×6” DSP:
Brights, Subtles, Neutrals, Regals, and In Color (2019, 2020) DSP stacks
Playing with Patterns
Whale of a Time
Flowers for Every Season, which I’m using today

Follow the template below to cut your DSP. (Click on the image to download a printable template.)

For each sheet of 6×6” DSP, cut three card bases (8.5 x 5.5”) in co-ordinating colours.

You’ll also need the following cardstock cuts, in co-ordinating colours:
3.25 x 3.5”
2 x 5.5”
3.25 x 4.25” , cut diagonally
3.25 x 5”

Here’s how to assemble your cards:

Finally, stamp your sentiments and embellish as desired.

If you cut up more than one sheet of DSP, you can mix and match the different sheets to create even more fun combinations!

Once you’ve created your One-Sheet Wonder cards, share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Simple Centre Fold Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a quick and easy fun fold card using products from the Whale of a Time suite!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
White insert: 4 x 3
Extra cardstock: 1-5/8 x 4″, 0.75 x 4”
DSP: 4 x 3”

Scrap coloured cardstock & DSP for decorating

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Product Spotlight: World of Good Suite

The World of Good suite is one of my favourites in the new annual catalogue. It’s a terrific collection of products: a stamp set with co-ordinating dies, a pack of stunning Specialty Designer Series Paper with brass foil accents, a richly textured 3D Embossing Folder, and gorgeous brass foil sheets. Then, there are two terrific embellishments: the Early Espresso faux suede ribbon, and the Antiqued Corners and Slides – which happen to be on my list of annual catalogue top picks. As an added bonus, the suite also includes a Memories and More card pack, which is perfect for memory keeping/scrapbooking, and can also be used for cards and other projects!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been playing with these products and really enjoying them. First off, look at the awesome colour palette of this DSP. This combination of colours is really appealing, don’t you think?

I absolutely love the sentiments included in the Beautiful World stamp set. “Life’s a Beautiful Journey”, “You Make The World a Better Place”, “Adventure Awaits”, and more make this stamp set perfect for retirement, graduation, travel, new job, and thank you cards, among others. There are so many people in my life who deserve a card saying that they make the world a better place – what a perfect sentiment!

Using the pre-printed cards and stickers from the Memories and More card pack makes it so quick and easy to create cards. I whipped these up in only a few minutes!

 

This suite also seems tailor-made for fancy fold cards, such as the W-fold and the Book Easel card. (Both of these fancy folds will be featured in upcoming newsletter tutorials, so be sure to subscribe to the monthly newsletter if you haven’t already!)

These items also pair well with other masculine-themed stamp sets, such as Sailing Home and A Good Man.

I’m totally enamoured with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. If you loved the rich texture of the Stone 3D embossing folder offered during last Spring’s Sale-a-Bration, you’ll love this too! It really adds some awesome dimension to your project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the World of Good products! If you’re interested in purchasing these or any other Stampin’ Up! products, you can contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

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Video Tutorial: Diagonal Daisy Card

Learn how to make a simple and lovely card using the Ornate Garden DSP, or any DSP you’d like to use. This layout is CASE’d from a design by Barb Mullikan.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat layer: 3.75 x 5”
and then a piece of cardstock and a piece of DSP that are both the same size: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8”
Cardstock for your sentiment: 1″ wide, whatever length you need for chosen sentiment

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August-December Mini Catalogue: Laura’s Top Picks

The new mini catalogue is now live! Previously known as the holiday catalogue,this gorgeous book features 83 pages of wonderful co-ordinating products to help make your holiday crafting easy and fun! Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Hanukkah – even Valentine’s Day makes a sneak appearance. I’m so excited that we get to enjoy these products for a full five months – and next year, the mini catalogue will go for six full months! Yippee!

Here are some of my top picks from this fun new catalogue. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for BeginnersJoyful Holly, p. 34
For this category, I always want to pick a product that will allow a beginner to get crafting right away. Joyful Holly is perfect for this! The large holly stamps allow you to create interesting graphics quickly and easily, and the two included sentiments are all you need to make a big stack of holiday cards. Beautiful and simple!

Best Sentiment Stamp SetChristmas Means More, p. 29
I’m a sucker for a Christmas movie, and these stamps feature quotes from some of my all-time favourites! Big bold sentiments like this help you make a stack of holiday cards quickly and easily. A must-have!

Best Graphic Stamp SetLife is Beautiful, p. 51
This stunning Distinktive stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Lee Ann Greff, and you can use it all year round to celebrate all the different seasons of life. The fun textured images bring so much life to your project – this is a stamp set with loads of versatility!

Best EmbellishmentGlitter Star Ornaments, p. 9 or Beaded Pearls, p. 15
Christmas is all about the bling, and these two sparkly, luxe embellishments definitely bring the bling!

Best Designer Series PaperPoinsettia Place, p. 15
This elegant paper features traditional holiday colours in classic floral themes. Perfect for all your holiday crafting, from cards to decor to gift packaging! Don’t miss the vellum/flocked specialty paper and sheer Real Red ribbon on the same page, as well.

Honourable MentionTrimming the Town, p. 25
Where Poinsettia Place is elegant and lush, Trimming the Town is whimsical and charming. Featuring adorable wintry images of a mountainside town and delightful background images, this paper will meet all your holiday needs! There’s even a sheet that’s made up entirely of holiday sentiments, that you can cut up for use on your cards and projects!

Best Punch BundleGift Wrapped, p. 12
This sweet little bundle will help you with gift packaging, treat boxes, cards – even ornaments or home decor items! I love the stylishness of the stamp images, and am entranced with the vintage font used in the sentiments. Fabulous, affordable bundle at $42.25!

Best Die BundleIn the Pines, p. 43
There’s no shortage of wonderful die bundles in this catalogue, but In the Pines gets my vote for three reasons. First of all, with a lovely graphic collection of trees in various sizes, it will be so fast to create beautiful cards that are instantly recognizable as holiday cards. However – my second reason is that you can also use this bundle for non-holiday cards! Sympathy, Thinking of You, Birthday, and other occasions would all fit right in. Third, it’s a Distinktive stamp set that will add so much texture to your project! I love the art style of the tree stamps, the two-step stamp design that allows you to experiment with different colours, and the negative image dies in the die set. Add the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder (page 35) and you’re all set to create a whole forest full of stunning tree cards!

Best BlingBalmy Blue Glimmer Paper, p. 37
The Snowflake Splendor suite is one of the most popular in the mini catalogue, and no wonder – from the wintry blues of the DSP to the heartwarming sentiments of the stamp set, there’s a lot to love. The Balmy Blue glimmer paper adds the perfect bling to your snowy project!

Best Halloween ProductHallows Night Magic bundle, p. 54
The filigree stamped bats in this stamp set are a spooky delight, and the magic of this suite doesn’t stop there. I’m LOVING the colour palette of Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Basic Black in the Designer Series Paper, and the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder is terrific (check out the sample photo, where they’ve used silver foil in this folder – stunning!). The iridescent pearls finish off the creepy crawly spiders just perfectly. Yup, I think I need to get this whole suite!

Best New ToolCard Display , p. 41
What a great and handy product to have on hand at this time of year! Whether you’re displaying handmade cards you’ve created, storebought cards you’ve received, or anything in between, this rack will display them beautifully. I love that it comes apart to store flat, and that it includes clips to hang the cards! Brilliant and affordable product at $41 – and makes a great gift, too!

Best KitThe Christmas Countdown Project Kit, p. 6
This is a returning favourite from last year and I had to include it again on my Top Pick list! I was so amazed to see all the awesome and creative things crafters used this kit for last year – it’s good for way more than just Christmas. See more examples here!

Best Deal in the CatalogueThe Starter Kit, p. 82
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue! Choose up to $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

In Case You Missed It
Turnovers stamp set, p. 60
This delightful Reversibles stamp set features charming images for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and more! Stamp in one colour, clean the stamp, and then turn it over to stamp again in a different colour to create a two-step image. 18 images on 9 stamps – what a deal!

New Pick a Punch, p. 65
I’m super excited to see the Banners Pick a Punch! If I had a nickel for every time I’ve tried (and failed) to cut a neat little banner end on my cardstock … well, let’s just say I’d have more than enough nickels to buy this punch! This will get a lot of use in my craft room, year-round!

Hostess setA Merry Hello, p. 81
A truly adorable set of stamps that you can earn for free with your qualifying party! Contact me and we can start planning!

Thanks for reading today! Do you agree with my picks? I’d love to know what’s on your must-have list – drop me a comment below!

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Video Tutorial: Double Easel Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, easy Fancy Fold card called the Double Easel, using the beautiful Flowers for Every Season DSP. All products are available through my online store – just click on the link to add these items to your shopping cart, or look at the full shopping list below the post!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 4.25 x 11”, scored at 5.5”
Second cardbase: 4 x 10.25”, scored at 2.5 + 5”
DSP: one piece 3.75 x 5”, and two pieces cut to 2.25 x 3.75”

You’ll also need some scrap white cardstock to stamp your sentiment, and whatever embellishments you’d like to use to decorate.

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Once you’ve made your own double easel card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

And remember – if you feel inspired by this or any other project, you have until tomorrow (August 3) to take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion! For every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon code. What a great deal!

Happy Stampin’!

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