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I saw this Double Gatefold card on one of the Facebook groups I belong to, and I loved it so much I had to try it myself! It’s so easy to do and it makes a huge impression. Thanks to demonstrator Dana Sullivan for the inspiration!

You’ll need two pieces of cardstock, both the same colour (I used Shaded Spruce).
Cardbase: 5.5 x 11″
Belly Band: 1 x 11″

You’ll also need a white insert cut to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″.

Then you’ll need several pieces of Designer Series Paper (I used Forever Greenery).
Two matching pieces measuring: 1-1/8” x 5-3/8”
Two matching pieces measuring: 2” x 5-3/8”
And another two matching pieces measuring: 2” x 5-3/8”

Score your cardbase at 1-1/4”, 3-3/8”, 7-5/8”, and 9-3/4”. Burnish all your folds.

Add your Designer Series Paper strips, one pair at a time. Your narrowest pair will go on the outermost edges.

Flip the cardbase over to add the final pair of DSP strips. This is the back of the card, but it will be visible from the front when folded.

Flip the cardbase back to original position, and add the white insert. Stamp an image and/or sentiment if desired. (The stamped image below is from Lovely You.)

Use the long narrow strip of cardstock to create a belly band. The ends will overlap in the front.

Decorate the belly band as desired to hide the seam. (I used the Forever Gold laser-cut paper, a punched circle, and a sentiment from Beautiful World).

This is the project we did at our very first Mystery Stamping event a few weeks ago! Mystery Stamping is super fun; everyone prepares supplies according to provided measurements, and then I guide the group through creating a card via a group Zoom call. It’s a ‘mystery’ because you don’t know until the end what the finished project will be … and it’s extra fun because everyone uses different papers, stamps, etc. and we get to see so many different interpretations of the same project. Here’s a screenshot of our group projects at the end of our Zoom call:

I hope you’ll join us for our next Mystery Stamping event! Watch this page for more details in October!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple fun fold card, the diagonal Z-fold, using either stamped images or Designer Series Paper.

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”, scored at 2-1/8 and 4.25”
Two strips measuring 6.5 x 2” – either white cardstock, or DSP, depending on what you’re using to decorate
White cardstock insert: 4 x 5.25″

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

Happy Stampin’!

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Want to make the most of your gorgeous Designer Series Paper? This One Sheet Wonder template will help you make three cards out of one 6×6” sheet of DSP. There are several varieties of 6×6” DSP in the annual catalogue (see list below), or you can cut one sheet of 12×12” DSP into four pieces of 6×6” and create even MORE beautiful cards!

6×6” DSP:
Brights, Subtles, Neutrals, Regals, and In Color (2019, 2020) DSP stacks
Playing with Patterns
Whale of a Time
Flowers for Every Season, which I’m using today

Follow the template below to cut your DSP. (Click on the image to download a printable template.)

For each sheet of 6×6” DSP, cut three card bases (8.5 x 5.5”) in co-ordinating colours.

You’ll also need the following cardstock cuts, in co-ordinating colours:
3.25 x 3.5”
2 x 5.5”
3.25 x 4.25” , cut diagonally
3.25 x 5”

Here’s how to assemble your cards:

Finally, stamp your sentiments and embellish as desired.

If you cut up more than one sheet of DSP, you can mix and match the different sheets to create even more fun combinations!

Once you’ve created your One-Sheet Wonder cards, 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 quick and easy fun fold card using products from the Whale of a Time suite!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
White insert: 4 x 3
Extra cardstock: 1-5/8 x 4″, 0.75 x 4”
DSP: 4 x 3”

Scrap coloured cardstock & DSP for decorating

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

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, easy Fancy Fold card called the Double Easel, using the beautiful Flowers for Every Season DSP. All products are available through my online store – just click on the link to add these items to your shopping cart, or look at the full shopping list below the post!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 4.25 x 11”, scored at 5.5”
Second cardbase: 4 x 10.25”, scored at 2.5 + 5”
DSP: one piece 3.75 x 5”, and two pieces cut to 2.25 x 3.75”

You’ll also need some scrap white cardstock to stamp your sentiment, and whatever embellishments you’d like to use to decorate.

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

And remember – if you feel inspired by this or any other project, you have until tomorrow (August 3) to take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion! For every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon code. What a great deal!

Happy Stampin’!

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I’m participating in another blog hop with The Crafty Medic, and today we’re celebrating Christmas in July!

The new August to December Mini Catalogue goes live on August 4th, so it’s a perfect time to take a peek at all the wonderful holiday goodness that’s headed our way next month. (And of course, we lucky demonstrators can order from this catalogue already!)

I was so happy to see that the beautiful Christmas Gleaming bundle, along with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, is returning this year. This was one of my top picks from last year’s holiday catalogue, and Stampin’ Up! has brought it back for us to enjoy again! The copper foil accents in the Brightly Gleaming paper are absolutely stunning, and it’s so quick and easy to put a card together with the stamp set and co-ordinating punches.

To show off more of this gorgeous paper, I put together a scrappy strips card as well. This big bold Christmas Greetings stamp is now retired, unfortunately, but it’s still a favourite in my craft room! I think the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set would also look really good here.

Another thing I love about the Brightly Gleaming paper is that you could use it all year round! Here, I’ve used the less-sparkly side of the paper to make a masculine birthday card. Once I started playing with this paper, I couldn’t stop!

I hope you’ll follow the link below to see the other Christmas projects, and get excited about what’s coming in just ten more days!! (But who’s counting!!)

And remember, you have a few more days to get in on Bonus Days. For every $60 you spend in July (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August – when you’ll be able to order from the annual catalogue AND the new August-December mini! I’ll be placing an order this coming Monday (July 27), so if you need anything be sure to contact me before then, or shop online and use hostess code H2HUA3ET.

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Triple Accordion fold card. This is a great way to show off our gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP), because you only need to use a little bit of the paper to make a huge impact on your card!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 11”, scored at 4.25″, 7″, and 9.75”
2 pieces of DSP measuring 2.5 x 5.25”
2 pieces of DSP measuring 1 x 5.25”
White insert: 4 x 5.25”

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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 two stamp sets, you’d qualify for a coupon!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a beautiful card with the Timeless Tulips bundle, one of the five cards featured in the Timeless Tulips Class by Mail.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat layer: 4 x 5.25”
White: 3.75 x 5”
DSP: 2 x 3.75”

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Once you’ve made your own Timeless Tulips card, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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

Happy Stampin’!

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