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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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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Tutorial: Inlaid Floating Technique

I learned the Inlaid Floating technique recently! I hope you’ll give it a try. This technique has many steps, but I think the end result is well worth it!

To start, you will need the following supplies:
Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5″, scored in centre
Two pieces same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ and 2-7/8 x 3-7/8″
Contrasting colour cardstock: 3.75 x 5″
You’ll also need several strips of either cardstock or DSP (I used the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper).


Then you’ll need a piece of window sheet and a die of your choosing. The window sheet should be sized to be a little larger than your die.

Similarly, your strips should be the same length as your window sheet. They can be different widths, in fact that makes it look more interesting – I found my preference was between a quarter-inch and five-eighths of an inch.

Run the contrasting cardstock layer through your machine with an embossing folder, or as I did, the Stitched Greenery die (I love the effect it creates!). Assemble the first three layers onto your cardbase as shown.

Lay out your strips of DSP in the order you want to attach them. Line up your window sheet on your grid paper so you can use the lines as a guide to make sure you attach your strips straight!

Attach your strips to your window sheet, leaving small spaces between the strips.

Next, use your die to cut this piece on your die-cutting machine. Window sheet is very strong, so you’ll have to run it through the machine 3-4 times to cut it all the way through.

Use the same die to cut a white piece of cardstock.

Choose a detailed die to be your cut-out piece. You’ll cut two of these: one from black cardstock, and one from your window-sheet piece.

TIP: Use adhesive sheets on the back of your black cardstock before cutting out, to make it easy to attach.

TIP: Run your window sheet through the machine several times to completely cut the intricate piece. I found it was helpful to run it through 2-3 times in one spot, then move it to a different place on my cutting plate before running through another 2-3 times.

Even then, you may need to use your snips to add the finishing touches.

Use Dimensionals and mini dimensionals to attach your window sheet piece to the white cardstock you cut. The dimensionals will go on the back (the window sheet), with the paper strips in the front.


TIP: Before removing the adhesive sheet backing from your intricate shape, roll the die-brush over it. This will help some of the small pieces stick to the tape when you peel it off. Use your pokey tool to poke out any stray pieces.

Now you can attach your die-cut piece to the white cardstock. This is what creates the floating effect: while the strips are attached with dimensionals, the die-cut piece will attach directly to the white circle behind the strips.


Finish your card as desired.

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

Happy Stampin’!

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Seashore Blog Hop: Wedding

Summer is in full swing here on Vancouver Island, and with travel and event restrictions changing, people are enjoying the opportunity to reconnect and gather together. So the Seashore Stampers are here to inspire you with some beautiful wedding-themed cards!


My project uses the Inlaid Floating Die-cut Technique, featuring the stunning Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper and a die from the Brilliant Wings set. I’ve always loved using butterfly imagery for a variety of occasions, and the detail in this die set is perfect for this eye-popping technique. If you like this project, be sure to check back next week – I’ll be posting a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create it!

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

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Tutorial: Double Dutch Fold

Have you made a Double Dutch fold card before? It’s a great way to show off lots of our gorgeous Designer Series Papers, because you can use three different paper designs on one card! Check out the instructions below!

You’ll need two pieces of the same colour cardstock (I used Evening Evergreen):
9 x 4-3/16”, scored at 5.5”
8.5 x 2”, scored at 2-1/8” from each end


Burnish your folds.

Apply adhesive between the two scorelines on the long narrow piece, and attach to the other piece as shown. This is your cardbase.

You’ll need two matching pieces of DSP, cut to 1-7/8 x 1.75”, and two pieces of cardstock to mat these pieces on, cut to 2 x 1-7/8”.
(I chose to use white cardstock; choose whatever colour cardstock co-ordinates with the DSP you’re using.)

You’ll also need a piece of DSP cut to 3-15/16 x 3.25”, and a piece of cardstock cut to 4-1/16 x 3-3/8”.


You’ll need a white insert of 5.25 x 3-15/16”, and contrasting cardstock cut to
5-3/8 x 4-1/16”.

 

 Finally, you’ll need an extra piece of DSP and an extra piece of cardstock for decorating. You may choose to cut one or both of these pieces with your favourite nesting dies, such as Stitched Rectangles, Stitched so Sweetly dies, Scalloped Contours dies, etc.



Mat your three pieces of DSP and attach to your card as shown.


Attach your white insert and contrasting cardstock to the inside of the card. 



Mat your two decorative pieces together and attach them to the top front flap of the card as shown.


Now it’s time to decorate!

And embellish your card as desired.

Here’s another view of the finished card.


If you’ve made a card with this fold, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Pretty Perennials

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a really pretty card made with the Pretty Perennials bundle from the Spring Mini Catalogue!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
Cardstock: 3.75 x 5”
Plus some scrap white and coloured cardstock for stamping and die-cutting

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

Happy Stampin’!

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Seashore Blog Hop: Wedding

Welcome to another blog hop with the Seashore Stampers! This month’s theme is weddings. Summer is wedding season, though certainly this year weddings are looking very different due to the pandemic. Which makes it all the more important to celebrate and connect with those who are getting married under these strange circumstances!

For my card, I used the beautiful new Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. Petal Pink and Gray Granite make such a stunning combination, and the paper is the star of this card (CASE’d from a design by Michelle Miller). The stamped sentiment is from Peaceful Moments, one of my favourite stamp sets – it’s got such a great collection of versatile sentiments for many occasions! I’ve put the shopping list below, so you can see all the products I used on my card.

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 Bruni’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created! And remember – if you feel inspired by this or any other project, take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion this month! 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!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Blog Hop: Pride 2020

I’m very happy to be participating in a blog hop with fellow Canadian demonstrator Stefanie Pletscher, The Crafty Medic. The theme for the hop is PRIDE!

This is an important topic for me and my family, as we strive to be good allies and uphold the rights of all – regardless of skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor. This past month has shown all of us that we need to do more: not just show acceptance and tolerance, but stand up to bigotry and prejudice in al its forms. My family and I will keep working toward this goal, now and always.

My daughter Gwen (12) absolutely loves rainbows, so I enlisted her help in creating this card. I blogged here about how to create a rainbow background just a few months ago, but I knew Gwen would take it in a whole different direction … and she didn’t disappoint! She is a true artist. Just look at all the amazing backgrounds she created… no two are the same!

All I had to do was choose one, and overlay the die-cut from Detailed Hearts on top of it for a bold Pride card.

I’m not even sure this card needs a sentiment – it seems to have a message on its own, doesn’t it?

Warning for those who would like to try the rainbow background technique: it will stain your bone folder. But then again, if you’re a rainbow fan like Gwen and me, you might just find that to be a benefit!

Now be sure to click the links below and visit the other blogs to see more wonderful Pride projects! Happy Stampin’!


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Video Tutorial: Forever Blossoms

Learn how to make a beautiful card with the Forever Blossoms stamp set and co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms dies, along with the stunning Specialty DSP Parisian Blossoms. Both products from this stamp-and-die bundle are continuing into the new annual catalogue (starts June 3rd), but the discounted bundle price is not – so if you know you’re going to buy these products, get them now before the price goes up!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Contrasting layer cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3.75 x 5”
Cardstock: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8”

And some additional white cardstock pieces for stamping.

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As You See It Challenge: Love!

This week I’m participating in a new-to-me crafting blog hop, the “As You See It” Challenge. These weekly challenges are meant to inspire creativity and encourage participants to interpret the theme as they wish. Anyone is welcome to participate!

This week’s theme is LOVE! I decided to showcase the card I made for a recent swap, and tell you a little more about it. All the products I used are from the Parisian Beauty Suite in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini Catalogue.

With this card, I tried to create the look of the flowers having been pressed in a book, along with other souvenirs that are linked with the love story. The strip of Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper, covered in words of love and passion, is like a love letter, while the cardstock, stamped with postage images from the Parisian Beauty stamp set, reminds us of the envelope that the love letter arrived in.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder on the black layer to add texture. The flowers are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, cut out with the Cherry Blossoms dies, and coloured with Blends markers. I added some Champagne Rhinestones to embellish both the sentiment and one of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don’t forget to click on the image below so you can visit the other blogs and see their love-themed projects. If you like my project, you can see the products I used in the shopping list at the bottom of the post.


If you’re interested in playing along next time, visit the Facebook page or the blog for the As You See It Challenge and get inspired!

Happy Stampin’!

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