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On Saturday, November 16th I am offering a special full-day class so you can get a head start on your Christmas cards. You will get to create 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and enjoy a delicious hot lunch as well. I’ve rented a special venue for this event, so we have lots of room to spread out and craft together! I think it’s going to be a wonderful day, and of course there will be some fun surprises to enjoy as well.

The workshop cost is $59, but until October 20th I am offering an Early Bird discount price of $54. So don’t delay – you have only a few more days to get yourself that discount! Sign up today to secure your spot.

Here are some of the designs I’ve been working on for our class.

I hope you’ll be able to attend this wonderful class, which is sure to start your holiday season off right.

Happy Stampin’!

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Hello Stampers!
For my regular readers, you may recall that a few weeks ago, I asked you to vote for my card in Kylie’s International Highlights competition. Well, I’m absolutely tickled to say that I placed in the top ten! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. If you missed it, here is the link to the card I used for the entry.

As a Top Ten winner, we are invited to participate in a separate blog hop and that is what I am sharing with you today. I am honored to participate in this blog hop with so many creative and dedicated Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and grateful to Kylie Bertucci for hosting this monthly event!

If you’ve come to this post by way of the blog hop, Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. There is a link at the bottom of this post to view all of the other winners – I just know you’ll want to see what they’ve been creating too.

The card I’m sharing today uses the beautiful Come Sail Away suite, and one of my favourite things – a fancy fold. This fold is called a centre panel easel. It’s quite easy and fun to create! Start by creating your cardbase as usual, measuring 8.5 x 5.5″. Score in the centre, then line up your cardstock in your trimmer at 1.5″ and cut from the edge of the card only to that centre score line. Do the same on the other side; now you have created three flaps on the front of your card.

To add the scoreline on your centre flap, line up your cardstock with the centre score line at 2″ and score only the centre flap. Here’s the visual:

Use adhesive to attach the side flaps to your cardbase – these panels don’t need to open.

Here’s how the card looks when it’s closed.

I have decorated the side panels with 4-1/8 x 1-3/8″ strips of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, while the two centre panels have pieces measuring 2-3/8 x 2-1/8″ and 2-3/8 x 1-7/8″. Then I stamped and die-cut some images with the Sailing Home bundle to embellish the card. I even added the Sail Away trinkets and the Baker’s Twine that co-ordinates with this suite. I don’t know why, but I just love using the Take Your Pick tool to fray the ends of that twine – to me, it looks so much more like old, worn rope when I do that!

On the bottom, I used Dimensionals to raise the sentiment so that the easel would stay in place. I really love the look of the finished card, especially the stamped images. The Sailing Home stamp set uses the Distinktive texture, which really adds dimension and realism to the images.

I sure hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks again for stopping by today! Leave a comment below to let me know what you think, and how you found me. If you’re in Canada and feel inspired by this project, you can visit my online store to buy any of the products I used – just check out the product list below.

And be sure to check out the other amazing projects in today’s blog hop!

 

Happy Stampin’!

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a really simple card using some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper which is on sale for the month of September. This card is a great way to let your DSP do the talking!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3.25 x 3.25”
Cardstock frame: 3.5 x 3.5”
scrap coloured and white cardstock for sentiment

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

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s the last Saturday of the month, and that means the Seashore Stampers are blog-hopping! This month’s theme is Halloween or Thanksgiving. I knew right away that I wanted to use the fun new Harvest Hellos bundle for my project.

You can find this bundle on page 49 of the new holiday catalogue, and see a few charming samples. The versatility of this bundle is really clever – you can create either apples or pumpkins, making it suitable for a wide range of projects, including teacher gifts which at this time of year are very much on my mind! The stamp set also includes a great collection of sentiments, including “Welcome Back”, “Feel Better Soon”, “You Make Me Smile” and my favourite – “Hey There, Pumpkin!”

I’ve seen a few projects created with this bundle in non-traditional Halloween colours, and I wanted to try that myself, so I used Pretty Peacock, Grapefruit Grove, and Soft Suede to create my pumpkins. I like this card because although it is very clearly autumn-themed, it could be used for any occasion, from birthday to thanks to thinking of you and more.

In this picture, you can really see the gleam of the Copper Embossing Powder and the Copper Foil. These are both great accents to your project at this time of year! To see a full list of the products I used to create this fun card, see below!

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 autumn-themed creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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I’ve seen this “Bridge Fold” card several times, and had to try it myself. I even got to learn the partial die-cutting technique along the way! Here’s how it’s done!

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Cardstock: 5.5 x 9″ (I used Pear Pizzazz)
DSP: 3 x 4.75″ (3 pieces – I used Noble Peacock)

Score your cardstock at 3″ on either side. Fold into a Z-shape and burnish your folds.

Centre a large die over the folded piece of cardstock. Hold die in place with post-it notes or washi tape.

Line up the edge of the cutting plate so that the die won’t cut the entire shape – the sides and top, but not the bottom.

Run the sandwich through the machine three or four times until all three layers of cardstock are cut through. Be very careful when removing your washi tape! Trim the cardstock as needed.

Use the next-smallest nesting die to cut the Designer Series Paper along the top edge. As before, line up your cutting plate so that the die won’t cut the entire shape. Repeat this step for your other pieces of DSP.

Use a trimmer to finish the straight cuts to the bottom of each piece of DSP.

Score down the centre of the outside two panels of your cardstock, and two pieces of your DSP. Refold your card base so the outside panels are mountain folds.

Attach your DSP to your cardbase.

To create the bridge, cut a piece of cardstock to 6″ in length (the width will vary depending on the design of your card). Use strong adhesive to attach the bridge piece to the two outside panels of the card base. I used the edge die from Magnolia Memory – it didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned, but I still like it!

Embellish as desired. I used the Royal Peacock bundle and foil sheets.

Have you made any projects with the Bridge Fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Another meeting of the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! demonstrators group, another awesome collection of swap cards! In case you missed it, I shared all the make and take projects last week.

This time around we got to make and exchange Christmas cards. This year’s holiday catalogue is packed full of awesome goodies, and many of them are on display with today’s swap cards. As always, I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used and the names of the makers – except for cards which weren’t labeled when I received them, so I don’t know who made them!

Did you spot the Cup of Christmas bundle in the holiday catalogue? One of the awesome things about it is that it features reversible stamps! One side of the stamp creates the polka-dot image as shown above, and the other side stamps a striped mug. How fun is that?! Great collection of holiday sentiments with this stamp set as well! I love that Adrienne has finished the card with some gold foil pieces to pick up the gold foil accents on the Wrapped in Plaid paper.

The first of several cards in today’s collection to feature puff paint, a fun new embellishment available in the holiday catalogue, Bonny’s card also features …. no stamping! That’s right, the Santa shape, trees, and even the sentiment are all die cuts. I love that she has used a combination of foil (for Santa and his sleigh) and glimmer paper (sentiment + snowy hill) to create a card with a lot of sparkle, and of course the snow on the trees is a great touch!

Carolyn did a terrific job creating this fun card featuring the Perfectly Plaid suite. The gold foil shapes add a touch of bling to the layout, as does the gold shimmer paint on the tag, which was embossed with the Swirls and Curls folder. And if you look carefully, you’ll see that the red background was also embossed with the Subtle folder – it adds such a great texture to the project!

This card by Crystal was the subject of much discussion at the meeting. How DID she create that fabulous background? Is it DSP? Is it the Birch stamp? Well, Crystal shared with us the how-to: she used her Stamparatus and, yes, the Birch background stamp. She stamped first with white craft ink, let it dry completely, then moved her cardstock 1/16″ down to stamp with Gray Granite ink. The result has so much realism and dimension!

Dianne’s card features several different products: the Christmas Gleaming bundle and Brightly Gleaming paper to make the ornaments, the #Elfie stamp set and blends to create the charming elf, and a die from Stitched Labels on which she stamped the sentiment. And, she used the ever-popular Subtle embossing folder to add texture in the background!

I love Erica’s colour choices here with this adorable little bird from Birds of a Feather stamp set! The stamp set also includes adorable birds to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day. Check it out on page 50 of your holiday catalogue!

This simple yet striking card by Jean is one of my favourites. Do you see how she scored borders around the outside of the card? What a terrific way to add interest!

Remember I told you that the Hammered Metal embossing folder was awesome? Well, here it is – was I right or what?! Madeleine has also used the Stitched Star dies to create that stunning star with gold foil. No wonder this card won first place!

MC’s charming card features the Holly Jolly bundle with this adorable hand-coloured Santa. How sweet!

I’ve had so many people ask me lately about making shaker cards, and now – Stampin’ Up! has made it easy, with the Snow Globe shaker domes! The stamp set provides beautiful wintery imagery, the co-ordinating dies cut them out, then the acetate domes encase the whole scene. You can add glitter or sequins to complete the effect. Simply stunning!

Another terrific card featuring the Christmas Gleaming suite, including the foil elements and the Hammered Metal embossing folder. Stunner of a card!

I love the way this creator (left anonymous as there was no name on the card) used puff paint on the In The Woods die to create this undeniably Christmasy tree, backed by the Wrapped in Plaid paper and a gorgeous gold-and-green ribbon. In The Woods can be found in your annual catalogue, while the rest of the products are in the holiday catalogue.

And of course you already saw the swap card that I made:

Which one of these cards is your favourite? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

It’s so much fun to connect with, share with, and learn from other demonstrators. I have met some wonderful people through this group! If you’d like to join in at events like this, join my team and we can go to the next meeting together! Being a demonstrator is awesome – you get to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out. If you’re interested or have questions, let me know!

If these fabulous cards inspire you to order any of the products shown, you can shop 24/7 at my online store. Please note that many of these products won’t be available until the holiday catalogue launches tomorrow, September 4th. Don’t forget to use the current hostess code (over on the right-hand side of my website) to get a free gift from me as well! Happy Stampin’!

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I’m so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight event for September 2019. The theme is Encouragement.

This card is for my dad. When I was growing up, we spent a lot of time in a beautiful, relaxing location just like this. I hope this card reminds him of those good memories we built together!

I used a few different stamps to create my card. The Birch background stamp is one of my recent favourites – it’s so quick and easy to create a striking background on any project. Then I created the lakeside scene using the Waterfront stamp set. This is such a beautifully versatile stamp set, where you can create any scene you can imagine! Finally, I added an image from A Good Man, coloured in with my Blends markers and then cut out to attach to the card.

I hope you like my project and Vote for my card! You can do so here:


At the end of the voting the top ten winners will get the chance to be part of an international blog hop that will happen at the end of September. I would love to take part in the hop, so I would really appreciate it if you would visit the gallery and vote for my card. Have a look at all the amazing creations in the gallery, because you’ll get to vote for your favourite five projects. I hope mine is one of them!

If you’re feeling inspired by this project or any other, remember that you can find all the supplies at my online store. Remember to use the current hostess code when you order and you’ll receive a free gift from me!

Happy Stampin’!

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