Video Tutorial: Distinktive Delicate Dahlias

Learn all about the different possibilities with the gorgeous Distinktive stamp set, “Delicate Dahlias” – which you can get FREE with your qualifying purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25

White: 3.75 x 4″

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

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Video Tutorial: Beauty of Friendship

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple yet striking autumn-themed card with the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Strip of white cardstock: 1″

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Beauty of Friendship is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by September 10th!

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Tutorial: Shadow Box Card

I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.

Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″.
Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.

Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.

Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.

Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.

Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.

Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.

Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.

Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.

Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.

Now your card looks like this!

And yes, it still fits in an envelope!

You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.

Decorate the front of your card as desired.

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

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Video Tutorial: Beautifully-Penned DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, simple card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $60 during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until September 30th. The paper pack includes 12 sheets, 4 each of three double-sided designs. I CASE’d this card from Julie Petrie.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8”
Strip of DSP: 5-1/8 x 1”
A strip of white, 5-1/8 x 1”
and then some additional pieces of black cardstock and DSP for die-cutting.

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

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Video Tutorial: Shaded Summer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a striking yet simple card with the Shaded Summer stamp set, and the EXCLUSIVE co-ordinating dies that you can get FREE for a limited time!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
White cardstock: 2.75 x 4″
Additional pieces of coloured cardstock (three different colours) to stamp and die-cut

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What kind of card would you make with this stamp set? Feel free to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Peaceful Deer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple no-stamping card with new products from the Autumn Mini and SAB2 catalogues!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper:
4 x 3.5″
4 x 2.5″
Specialty Paper: 4 x 1″

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These products will be available via my online store starting August 3rd. Just a few more days to wait!

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Tutorial: Triangle Cards

Since the July – December Mini Catalogue is launching soon, we crafters are starting to get in the holiday spirit – so I thought I’d show you a simple card layout that’s easy to make in multiples. This could be a great design for your stacks of holiday cards this year, and best of all, it’s made with Designer Series Paper you can get from the annual catalogue … in fact, this paper is on sale for 15% off until August 2nd! What a deal!

Measurements:
Cardbase – 5.5 x 8.5″
Contrasting cardstock – 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper- 3.75 x 5″

Today, I’ll be making a set of four cards. You could easily make just one of these cards at a time, but if you make multiples, you’ll have more options for the mix-and-matching that comes later.

Use your trimmer to cut your DSP diagonally, from corner to corner.

Then, take the two pieces you just cut and line them up as if you didn’t cut them. Rotate them so you can cut diagonally from the opposite corners.

You’ll end up with this:

Repeat with each of your DSP layers.

Now it’s time to mix and match! Play around with your triangles – including flipping them from front to back – to find combinations you like.

Then, attach your DSP triangles to your contrasting cardstock layers. There will be borders around all the edges and in between the pieces.

Now attach them to your cardbases.

And finally, decorate as desired!

You can see how easy it would be to make a whole stack of these – in fact, I think I’ll do just that when the weekend rolls around! Don’t forget to check out the product list below to see what I used to make these cards!

Once you’ve made your own triangle cards, please share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Drapery Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Drapery fold card with Beauty of the Earth, one of the nine Designer Series Papers that are on sale this month!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 11″

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

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All About the New Kit Collection

How much do I love the new kits collection from Stampin’ Up?

Well, enough that I made my very first Instagram reel so I could tell the world about them:

For real though (heh) … the kits are pretty awesome, and they are the *perfect* way to give papercrafting a try without spending a lot of money or worrying about storage space for a big collection of tools. They are kind of like the “Blue Apron” or “Hello Fresh” of the crafting world, giving you just the handful of “ingredients” you need to complete the project and get a taste of crafting!

If you have admired the projects you see here on my blog or made by other papercrafters, and wondered how to get started, the 180-page annual catalogue can feel pretty overwhelming. In contrast, the kits are simple, straightforward, and include step-by-step graphics to ensure you are happy with your finished project. Here’s an example of what you’ll find inside a kit:

The kits are also quite compact, making them the perfect choice for on-the-go crafting. Take one to your campsite, your kid’s soccer practice, your road trip … as long as you can find a flat surface, everything else you need is in this handy little box!

So where can you find these kits – are they in the catalogue? Stampin’ Up! will be introducing more and more kits throughout the year, and doesn’t want to be tied to the catalogue publication cycle in order to do so. Instead, the kits will be listed online for you to browse through and see which ones appeal to you. As of this writing, there are ten kits to choose from, with themes ranging from colourful butterflies, to masculine retro-vibes, from sentimental floral to whimsical rainboots. There are even some kits that don’t require stamping! These kits are priced a bit lower, since they don’t include an inkspot, stamp set, or block.

I’m so excited about these kits that I’ve invited a first-time crafter, Bri, to join me tonight in a Facebook live to put together some projects from a kit!

I hope you’ll join me and Bri tonight on Facebook for some crafting, laughs, and fun – and to learn more about the kits collection!

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Tutorial: Double Easel Card

The double easel card is one of my favourite fun folds – you get to show off a LOT of Designer Series Papers, and it’s so quick and easy to create!


To create this fun fold, you essentially need to create two different cardbases and then attach them together. The first cardbase is 4.25 x 11″, scored at 5.5″. The second is 4 x 10.25”, scored at 2.5 + 5”. You’ll also need three pieces of Designer Series Paper, one cut to 3.75 x 5”, and two pieces cut to 2.25 x 3.75”.

For these two cards, I’ve used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, a host exclusive product from the annual catalogue. This is a MASSIVE pack of paper with 48 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper. Every sheet has fun, bright colours on one side and simple black-and-white images on the other, making it a super versatile product that you can use for pretty much any project! You can get this paper pack FREE when your party reaches $200 or more!

The Double Easel card is very simple to put together, but if you’d like to watch a video with all the steps, you can find one here!

What’s your favourite way to show off Designer Series Paper?

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