Video Tutorial: Shadowbox Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make an amazing shadowbox card that still fits in a regular envelope for mailing!

You’ll need two pieces of cardstock, one white and one coloured, cut to the same size: 6 x 5.25”. 

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

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: Angle Cut Cards

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to get four cards from one sheet of 6×6″ Designer Series Paper. If you’re like me, and trying to use up lots of 12×12″ DSP at this time of year, you can get sixteen cards from one 12×12″ sheet! And these cards don’t need a lot of extra supplies, either, so they are great for using up your stash.

You’ll need:

Four cardbases: 5.5 x 8.5”, scored in the centre
Four pieces white/vanilla cardstock, 4 x 5.25″
One piece contrasting cardstock, 6.25 x 6.25″
One piece of Designer Series Paper, 6 x 6″

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Once you’ve made your own angle cut cards, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Spotlight on In Colors!

Every year, Stampin’ Up! introduces five new colors that will stay with us for the following two years. These colours are always on-trend and fit in beautifully with our core colour collection. You can find this year’s In Colors on page 123 of your annual catalogue.

The 2021-2023 In Colors are so beautiful, I’ve been inspired to host an In Color Club for the first time! When members join the club, they will receive the following items each month for five months:

  • An In Color inkpad
  • An ink refill
  • A pack of cardstock
  • A pair of Blends
  • 4 sheets of 6 x 6″ In Color Designer Series Paper
  • 2 card tutorials

This means that I get to do something really fun over the next few months: create two monochromatic cards each month, and play with each of these beautiful colours! Yahoo!

Here are the two cards I designed for the first month of the club, when we focused on Fresh Freesia.

The book-fold card on the left features items from the Dandy Garden suite, page 24-27 of the Spring Mini Catalogue. Click here to add these items to your shopping cart.

The card on the right features the Flowers of Friendship stamp set, and is coloured in with the Blends. Click here to add these items to your shopping cart.

And here are the cards for this month, featuring Polished Pink:

These cards feature two of the most popular bundles in the new annual catalogue: Colour and Contour (left) and Pansy Patch (right). I think they look just fabulous in Polished Pink – what do you think?

I’m having a lot of fun creating these beautiful monochromatic cards, and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them! If you’d like to receive the tutorials for these cards, drop me a line! Have a great day and 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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Video Tutorial: Expressions in Ink

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how quick and easy it is to make a truly dazzling card with the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper and the co-ordinating Ephemera pack.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25″

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As I said in the video, the next Paper Pumpkin kit is inspired by this suite, and I can’t wait to craft with it! The kit includes everything you need to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes, including printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more! And in addition to the exclusive stamp set, this month you’ll also receive TWO stampin’ spots! I’m so excited about this kit that I’m hosting a FREE virtual craft night for all those who order it. Be sure to order your kit by June 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

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Product Spotlight: Ice Cream Corner

I scream, you scream, we all scream to make adorable cards with items from the Ice Cream Corner suite!!

I am definitely a huge fan of ice cream, and so this stamp set and in fact the whole Ice Cream Corner suite jumped out at me right away. But I don’t think I’m biased when I say this stamp set and co-ordinating punch are SO fun for a huge variety of cards! Birthday cards for all ages and genders, thank you cards, a gift tag or gift card holder, and more – this bundle has you covered! For even more fun and creativity, add the co-ordinating Designer Series Paper, and your projects will really pop!

With summer just around the corner, I’ve decided Sweet Ice Cream will be the featured stamp set for the June Creativity to Go class. Register for the class and you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS all the supplies and tutorials to make five cards with your new stamp set – so, you’ll be all set for summer birthdays and other sweet occasions! You’ll also get access to an optional Zoom crafting class where we’ll meet and assemble the cards. Anyone in Canada is welcome to subscribe by following this link – the registration deadline is June 10th.

As soon as I bought these items, I used them right away to make a very special birthday card for my daughter, Gwen, who turned 13 last month. She shares my love of ice cream, plus like the card says she is SO cool (she is a teenager after all!) so I knew this card would be perfect for her. You can learn how to make this fun pocket card right here on my blog.

This fun and fabulous card also doubles as a gift card holder! I learned how to make it from a tutorial by Catherine Brown. The tutorial, along with 37 others, was part of a tutorial bundle created by demonstrators all over the world, using products from the Spring Mini catalogue. If you’d like to receive this tutorial bundle or a similar one for free, all you need to do is place an order with me!

One of the things I love about the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper is that it includes papers printed with ice cream cone patterns and swirly ice creamy shapes. In the card above, I’ve punched the cone and the ice cream scoops from the DSP with the Ice Cream Builder punch – no stamping required! In the card below, I stamped the scoops and the sprinkles in a variety of colours. Which look do you prefer?

Another way to create fun ice cream scoops is to punch them out of Rainbow Glimmer Paper! How gorgeous are these sparkly scoops?

Now that you’ve seen a few projects with this wonderful stamp set, I hope you’ll join me for the June Creativity to Go class. Remember, for just $29 you’ll receive the stamp set and prepared supplies and tutorials to make five sweet cards!


Happy Stampin’!

PS: If all this talk of ice cream has given you a craving (and you’re local to Nanaimo), go see my friends at Burnt Honey Dessert Company! They have the tastiest ice cream and macarons, all made with local ingredients and lots of love!

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

Video Tutorial: Easel Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a cool easel card with items from the Beauty of the Earth suite.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25”
White insert: 4 x 5.25”
Two pieces same colour cardstock:
2.5 x 4”
1.25 x 2-5/8”
Two pieces white:
2.25 x 3.75”
Approximately 2-3/8 x 1” (cut with small stitched rectangle die)

You’ll also need some pieces of cardstock in different colours to create the tree.

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 easel card, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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Seashore Blog Hop: Masculine Cards

Where is this year going? I can’t believe we are already counting down to June and the end of the school year. And along with the beginning of summer and the celebration of graduation, June also brings Father’s Day!

I am very blessed to have a wonderful father, a wonderful father-in-law, and a wonderful husband – so I have a lot of reasons to celebrate Father’s Day!

“A Good Man” stamp set, with its striking brushstroke images and versatile sentiments, makes it really easy to create heartfelt masculine cards. Just add your favourite colouring tools and you’re set! You can see the full list below to find out what else I used to create this card. It was very quick and easy to make!

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

Happy Stampin’!

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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Tutorial: Bridge Fold Card

I’ve wanted to make a Bridge Card for a long time, and all the beautiful tree images in the Beauty of the Earth suite seemed like the perfect fit! This fun fold card has a lot of WOW but is awfully simple to make. Read on to learn how!

Cut a cardbase of 4.25 x 8″, and score along each short side at 1.25 and 2.5″.
Cut these additional pieces of cardstock:
Two pieces 2.75 x 4” and one 1.25 x 5.5″, all same colour
White cardstock, 2.5 x 3.75″


Cut the following pieces of Designer Series Paper:
four pieces 1 x 4″
1 strip 1 x 5.25”
2.5 x 3.75”

Burnish all the folds on your cardbase.

Attach cardstock and DSP as shown below.

The additional cardstock mat with white cardstock goes on the back for you to write on.

If you would like to stamp on your centre panel, or your bridge piece, do so before attaching.

Fold the left side of the card so that the outer flap is facing up. Attach the bridge piece to the front panel of that flap ONLY.



Leaving the right side of the card unfolded, attach the right end of the bridge to the last panel on the right. The bridge should be attached at the left and right ends only.

This card still fits in one of our usual envelopes:

Now the fun part: decorate as desired!

Happy Stampin’!

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

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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