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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely card with the Ornate Thanks stamp set and Ornate Layers dies. I love that you can use these stamps in different combinations to customize exactly what sentiment you want to express! It’s so versatile.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Layer: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3.75 x 1-5/8” (3 pieces)

You’ll also need some scrap white and coloured cardstock to create the die-cut shapes for the front of the card.

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Did you hear about Bonus Days? For every $60 you spend in July(before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August. What a great deal! Check out the product list below for this project …. if you bought the dies and the stamp set, you’d qualify for a coupon!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is a little bit different. As we all know, the new annual catalogue started on June 3rd. And since I obviously couldn’t hold an in-person catalogue launch party, I struggled with how to celebrate and share this catalogue with all of you in a fun and safe way. This video is what I came up with! It’s a catalogue tour with fun and prizes along the way …. kind of like we’re all attending a launch party together, but apart?! And of course it wouldn’t be a launch party without prizes, so be sure to leave your comments below for a chance to win!

Grab your annual catalogue, get comfy, maybe have a favourite beverage nearby, because we are going to do a deep dive into this awesome catalogue!

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I hope you enjoyed the catalogue tour! Don’t forget to leave me some comments for a chance to win a prize!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the reverse masking technique, a lovely way to make a striking #SimpleStamping card!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
2 pieces of white cardstock measuring 4 x 5.25”
Strip of cardstock .75 x 5.25”

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Once you’ve made your own card with the reverse masking technique, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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In last week’s post about Stashbuster cards, I promised I’d show you how to do the Scrappy Strips technique to use up those last little pieces of your DSP. This technique was created by Bruno Bertucci in Australia; he was inspired by a piece of Aboriginal art and wanted to create a card based on it.

And so the Scrappy Strips technique was born! It’s a fun and easy technique that is perfect for using up your scraps. Read on to learn how it’s done!

You will need:
A cardbase of 5.5 x 8.5″
2 pieces of cardstock 4 x 5.25″ (same colour)
DSP scraps, about 4-5″ in length, and any width

 

 

 

 

 

Cut your DSP scraps at random angles. Don’t overthink it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attach one piece of DSP with a straight edge right up against the straight edge of the cardstock. The DSP may hang over at the top and bottom of the cardstock, but it shouldn’t hang over the side.

 

 

 

 

Continue attaching scraps, arranging them so that a thin border of the cardstock shows in between the scraps. Again, the scraps will hang over the top and bottom of the cardstock.

Keep going until you have covered your cardstock. It’s fine if your DSP hangs over the edge on this side, too.

 

 

 

 


Here’s the view from the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it’s time to trim down this cardstock. Remember that we started with one piece of DSP that lined up straight on the cardstock – this gives us a straight edge to line up in the paper trimmer and cut off the DSP scraps that hang over the edge.

Then, make two more cuts to trim your cardstock piece down to 3.75 x 5″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your other piece of cardstock – the one that still measures 5 x 4.25″ – is going to layer behind your DSP scraps piece. If you’re like me, you might want to do some die-cutting out from the middle before you attach these two together.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, assemble your card and decorate as desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been using up all my scraps of retired and about-to-retire DSP with this technique!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve made a Scrappy Strips card, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s that time of year … the new annual catalogue is coming, and it’s time to say goodbye to some of our favourite products. One product that consistently retires with the end of each catalogue is also a product that I find completely irresistible …. Designer Series Paper! I’ve been working on using up my stash of retired paper since the summer of 2017, and believe it or not … the end is finally in sight!! To keep me on top of this goal, I am currently crafting to use up all my about-to-retire paper from the 2019 annual catalogue and the 2020 spring mini catalogue.

Do you have stacks of paper taking up space in your craft room? Here’s a collection of my favourite layouts, which I hope will inspire you to use up some of that beautiful paper! It will bring so much more joy when it’s attached to a card and sent to a person instead of sitting on a shelf in your craft room, I promise you!

Simple DSP Layout: I’ve made HUNDREDS of cards with variations of this layout. Read all about it in this post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z-fold Card: Once you’re in the “use it up” frame of mind, you will LOVE the z-fold card, because it’s a fancy-fold card with huge impact AND it uses more than a cardfront’s worth of DSP. Quick and easy to put together, wonderful fun for a loved one to receive! Learn how to make them here!

Simple DSP Square: This is a great way to ‘let your DSP do the talking’. You can decorate as much or as little as you’d like! Learn how to make this card here!

Double Framed Panel: I discovered this layout recently and I love it. It’s quick, it’s simple, and you get to show off two different pieces of our beautiful DSP!

Split Panel Card: Another way to show off two different pieces of DSP is to create a split panel card, where both panels are 4″ wide and overlap to create a card front 5.25″ in height. This design gives you flexibility as the pieces don’t need to all be the same size. Use a piece of cardstock, DSP, or ribbon to cover the seam between the two pieces.

Sampler Card: If you’ve made batches of all the layouts above, you might be getting down to the small pieces of DSP … so it’s time for a sampler card! There are lots of variations, including the one in this post!

Scrappy Strips: And now you’re down to the tiniest bits and pieces left … so it’s time for a scrappy strips card! If you are on my newsletter list, you would have received this tutorial in the newsletter recently. I’ll be publishing it here in an upcoming blog post, so watch this space …. and in the meantime, click here to subscribe!

Woohoo! Now I’ve got a whole stack of cards instead of a whole stack of paper. I can add any sentiments and embellishments I want, and then pop them in the mail to send some joy!

If you loooooove paper like I do, you might want to think about doing a paper share with me. Everyone who goes in on a paper share will get a portion (either 1/2 or 1/4) of a pack of paper, instead of a whole pack. That way you get to try out lots of beautiful papers, without buying way more than you need! If you’re interested in doing a paper share with papers from the new annual catalogue, drop me a line!

What’s your favourite layout to show off Designer Series Paper? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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If you follow any other stampin’ blogs or Facebook groups, you may have seen the Double Wonder that’s been making the rounds lately. This is a template created by Shannon West of the Stampin’ Up! home office in Utah. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try it out myself with the beautiful new Specialty Designer Series Paper, Ornate Garden! This stunning paper includes gold foil accents, which is why it’s a specialty paper. It’s part of the Ornate Garden Suite from the new annual catalogue coming out in a few weeks – but this suite is available now!

The Double Wonder is a way to get eleven beautiful cards out of one sheet of DSP. The template shows you just how to cut your paper and assemble your cards. I’ll walk you through the process, then you can download this printable template to help you make your own.

Start by cutting a 12×12″ sheet of DSP into two 6×12″ pieces. Set one piece aside, and cut the other into three pieces, as shown below. From left to right, these are Layouts 3, 2, and 1.

Layout 1:


Cut this piece into six pieces measuring 3 x 1.5″. These six pieces will make two cards.

Layout 2:


Cut a 3/4″ strip from the bottom of this piece, and set this piece aside for Layout 3. Cut the remaining piece into four 1″ strips. These four strips will make two fun-fold cards.

Layout 3:


Cut this piece into two 3.5 x 2.25″ pieces. These two pieces, along with the 3/4″ strip cut in the previous step, will make one card.

Layout 4:
You’re left with a piece measuring 1.5 x 3.5″. Cut this in half to create two pieces measuring 1.5 x 1.75″. Set these aside.

Now repeat all the above cuts on your second 6×12″ piece of DSP. Again, you’ll get two cards from Layout 1; two from Layout 2; and one from Layout 3. Cut your last 1.5 x 3.5″ piece in half to create two pieces measuring 1.5 x 1.75″; now you have four pieces this size, which you’ll combine to make one card.

Finish your cards with whatever sentiments, shapes, and embellishments you like!

Here’s a printable template to help you with your Double Wonder cards. Once you’ve made some, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Stampin’ Up! Blends markers are amazing for colouring in stamped images, but they can do so much more. Learn about three unexpected uses for your Blends in this week’s Stampin’ Sunday video!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock layer: 3.75 x 5″
Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8″

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Have you been colouring with your Blends? 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 easy as can be to create striking rainbow backgrounds for your cards. All you need are some ink refills, a bone folder, and a baby wipe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap the baby wipe around the bone folder and then add  6-8 drops of each colour ink refill to the wipe, creating five spots of colour. The spots will bleed into each other as they soak into the wipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide the bone folder across your cardstock to create rainbow-coloured stripes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experiment with different patterns and orientations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re left with any blank spots at the edges, you can trim the cardstock, or fill in with Blends or blender pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, finish your card as desired.

Once you’ve made a card with this technique, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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Today I’ve got a really fun and bright card to show you using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and the Small Bloom punch. Both of these are free rewards during Sale-a-Bration, which runs till March 31st. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is a Level One reward, so you can get it free with your $60 purchase; the Small Bloom punch is a Level Two reward, which you can earn with a $120 purchase.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

…and five ink colours that you love.

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Once you’ve made your own rainbow-themed project, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video showcases the Heartfelt Bundle, a beautiful new bundle in the Spring Mini Catalogue that is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

You’ll need:

Real Red cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Early Espresso: 5.5 x 2.25″
Petal Pink: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8|
Whisper White: 3-3/8 x 4-5/8″

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If you’ve made a card or other project with the Heartfelt Bundle, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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