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Ever wondered how to follow a card sketch? Maybe you’ve heard me mention the weekly card sketch challenge I host on my Facebook page, but weren’t sure what that meant. I’m going to walk you through the process in this video, and show you a few different sketch-inspired creations. Sketches are a great way to get your creativity flowing!

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Once you’ve watched the video, head on over to my Facebook page to enter the current sketch challenge! I can’t wait to see your creation!

Happy Stampin’!

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I’m so excited to be participating in the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop once again, and I’m sharing a card that’s very special to me. This month the theme is Wedding, and it just so happens that a dear friend of mine got married last weekend, so I get to share the card I made for her!

Christina and I first met in late 2016, at a cardmaking class. We hit it off right away and found out we’re even from the same hometown – what a fun coincidence! She soon started asking questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, and we met a few times to make sure all her questions were answered and that she felt confident taking that next step. In November 2017 she jumped in, and since that time she has been unstoppable! She reached both her Quick Start goals easily, and then reached another stampin’ milestone when she promoted to Silver …. all at the same time as she and her partner planned a wedding, bought a house, and adopted a new dog into their family! She gets more done in a day than most people do in a week and I have so much admiration and respect for her!

I knew right away that I wanted to make her a really special wedding card, and I thought the Magnolia Lane suite would be just perfect. I don’t have the dies for this set (yet!) but it was easy to do a bit of fussy cutting on the large flower. I CASE’d this design from two different cards that I saw online, and I loved the technique of stamping two flowers and cutting out the centre of one, to add a three-dimensional feel to the multiple petals. I think it turned out really well!

I didn’t have a lot of room to add a sentiment on the front of the card, so I stamped one from Beautiful Bouquet on the inside.  That stamp set has so many lovely sentiments, perfect for a wide variety of occasions!

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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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a sampler card. This is a fun way to use up the very last little bits of Designer Series Paper!

sampler card

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock mat: 4 x 5.25″
Four cardstock rectangles: 1-7/8 x 2-1/2″
Four DSP rectangles: 1-3/4 x 2-3/8″

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

Happy Stampin’!

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I had my first Fancy Folds class on the weekend and it went really well! My five attendees made four fancy fold cards using Designer Series Paper they’d chosen themselves, It was really wonderful to see how the fancy fold cards looked when created with different papers. I wish I’d taken photos of the finished products, but of course I forgot! I can show you the sample cards that I made, though.

This is the Bendy card, which I made using the Come Sail Away suite. The Bendy card is both easier and more challenging than I predicted – it’s part card, part piece-of-art! It sure looks cool once it’s completed, especially when it’s decorated with co-ordinating sentiments, images, and embellishments. And yes, it all folds flat to fit in an envelope for mailing!

The Twist and Pop card has been one of my favourite fancy folds for a long time, and I loved teaching it to a new group of crafters yesterday. You can decorate these panels with anything you like – letters, images, sentiments, or even leave them as they are to show off the beautiful Designer Series Paper.

It’s easier than you might think to create this fun and surprising pop-up card. I used the Daisy Lane bundle and faceted gems to make this one; the stamps on the sides of the card are from Beauty Abounds.

And finally, the waterfall card. I couldn’t resist decorating this one with the fun crafting sentiments from It Starts With Art and Crafting Forever stamp sets!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Fancy Folds class last weekend, don’t worry! You can purchase the written tutorials, complete with colour photos of each step, for $12. Or, you can purchase the tutorial package plus supplies – meaning, a pack of Designer Series Paper of your choosing, and co-ordinating cardstock, all cut, scored, and prepared for you – for $30. Just email me to make arrangements!

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

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Square Diagonal Pullout card – a fun fold card that comes together really quickly and can be decorated any way you like. The finished card fits in a 3 x 3″ envelope.

You’ll need:

Card base: 9 x 3”
Designer Series Paper: 2.75″ square, cut in half diagonally
If using coloured cardstock for base, you’ll also need a white insert measuring 2.75″ square

Additional white and coloured cardstock for decorating card

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

Happy Stampin’!

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I learned how to make this lovely card at a recent demonstrator meeting, where my friend Carolyn encouraged us to “let the DSP do the talking” for this simple yet striking design. The only hard part about this project is figuring out which Designer Series Paper to use; Carolyn used Perennial Essence for her project, and I’ve chosen Bird Ballad.

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Cardstock: 5-1/2 x 7-1/4″; score at 3″
DSP: 2-3/8 x 4-7/8″
White frame for DSP: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4″

White insert for inside card: 4 x 5-1/4″; stamp a simple design on the right side of this piece. It will be visible whether the card is open or closed!

The finishing touch is to add a stamped sentiment on the front panel. I chose one from the Free as a Bird stamp set, and used the 2″ Circle punch to cut it out, adding a 2-1/4″ circle punched from the same colour as my cardstock base to frame it.

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

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a peekaboo card. This is a great way to “let your DSP do the talking,” as my friend and fellow demonstrator Carolyn says!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5-1/2 x 7-1/4″; score at 3″
DSP: 2-3/8 x 4-7/8″
Cardstock frame for DSP: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4″
White insert: 4 x 5-1/4″

Scrap + colured cardstock to add sentiment

(Note: If you prefer written tutorials, click here! If you prefer video tutorials, read on!)

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there!

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

Happy Stampin’!

 

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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