Video Tutorial: Drapery Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Drapery fold card with Beauty of the Earth, one of the nine Designer Series Papers that are on sale this month!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 11″

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Once you’ve made your own drapery 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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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.

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Once you’ve made your own easel card, be sure to share a photo 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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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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Product Spotlight: A Good Man

Today I’m featuring the stamp set “A Good Man”. This stamp set is perfect for masculine cards: Father’s Day, birthdays, retirement, any other occasion you need a masculine card for – and it’s the featured product in my upcoming Creativity to Go class. If you register for that class 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 Father’s Day and all those other moments! 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 May 10th.

Many of us feel like masculine cards are a challenge, but I think that’s because we don’t have the right tools in hand to create for the masculine people in our lives. If we always gravitate towards flowers and swirly fonts, it’s no surprise that we get stuck when Father’s Day rolls around! This class will change that for you, giving you not only a wonderful set of stamps with terrific images and loving sentiments … not only a class to create five great masculine cards … but also confidence to continue creating with your new stamp set all throughout the year!

When you subscribe to Creativity to Go, you get everything you need to complete the cards: all the paper and cardstocks will be cut, punched, scored, or embossed as needed, and envelopes and embellishments are included. You just need to add your own ink and adhesive! If you don’t have any on hand, I’d be happy to help you with recommendations.

Another thing that can come in handy with this stamp set is a good set of colouring tools. Whether you prefer markers, Blends, or watercolour pencils is up to you; again, I’m happy to discuss your preferences and help you figure out what would work best for you. As an example, the card above is coloured with Blends; the one below is coloured with watercolour pencils. Which look do you prefer?

Did you catch my video earlier this week? I was using the same stamp set then too, along with another favourite, “Waterfront”, to create this card! If you missed the video, click here to check it out!

Now that you’ve seen a few projects with this wonderful stamp set, I hope you’ll join me for the May Creativity to Go class. Remember, for just $41 you’ll receive the stamp set and prepared supplies and tutorials to make five masculine cards!


Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: A Good Man

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a striking masculine card with the stamp set “A Good Man”, the featured stamp set in this month’s Creativity to Go virtual cardmaking class.
You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Crumb Cake layer: 4 x 5.25″
Old Olive: 2-5/8 x 4″
Vanilla: 2-3/8 x 4″

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!

If you love this stamp set and want to join me to make more masculine cards, be sure to join me for this month’s Creativity to Go! For $41 you’ll receive the stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to make five terrific masculine cards – right in time for Father’s Day. Subscribe here by May 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Seashore Blog Hop: Red and White for Canada

How did another month go by already?! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of June, with Canada Day just around the corner. When I found out the theme for this month’s Blog Hop – Red and White/Canada Day – I knew right away what I was going to use to create my card!

I just love this Adirondack chair die from the Seasonal Layers set. It reminds me of summer afternoons spent by the lakeside, enjoying a glass of lemonade, the natural beauty of the landscape, and the companionship of those around me.

I sure hope you have some time to kick back and relax in a comfy chair this summer! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to enjoy the rest of the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Red and White projects! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what Bruni has created!

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Tutorial: Reflection Technique

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers’ Father’s Day Blog Hop! I’m excited to participate in this group and I hope you’ll click through to enjoy the projects by my fellow hoppers 😀

Have you heard the news? Lovely as a Tree is retiring! This must be the longest-lived Stampin’ Up! stamp set ever, with ~20 years of history behind it. But all good things must come to an end, and with the end of the current annual catalogue we must say a fond farewell to this beautiful set.

I couldn’t say goodbye to it without featuring it at my workshop one last time, so this month I taught my attendees how to use the reflection technique to make a lovely masculine card.

Today, I’m going to show you how to use the reflection technique to make a similar card using Rooted in Nature, because that stamp set ISN’T retiring in ten days! In fact, both the stamp set and the co-ordinating dies are carrying over into the new catalogue …. but if you want that 10% bundle pricing, you’ve gotta order before June 3rd!

All you need to create a reflection is a piece of window sheet (I cut mine to card-front size of 4 x 5.25″) and your choice of ink. Best of all, the window sheet can be used and re-used; just spray some Stampin’ Mist and wipe with a cloth or paper towel to clean it.

Start by stamping your tree right-side-up on your cardstock. Then re-ink your stamp and stamp it onto your window sheet. It doesn’t matter where you stamp on the window sheet, but be careful: window sheet is more slippery than paper, and you don’t want your stamp to slide as you apply it. (If it does, just clean off your window sheet and try again.)

Once you’ve stamped the image on the window sheet, flip the window sheet over and place it as desired on the cardstock where you already stamped your right-side-up image. I like to leave a bit of space between the two images so I can use my green sponge dauber to add some ‘ground’ between them.

Press the window sheet down, taking care that it doesn’t slide across your cardstock, and use your fingers to press down all around the image to rub the image onto the cardstock. You’ll notice that the image will be a bit blurry and perhaps lighter in colour than your original; that’s totally okay, that’s what reflections look like!

Now use sponge daubers to add some colour: I used Old Olive for the ground, and Balmy Blue for the sky and water.

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

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to enjoy the rest of the blog hop! Today’s theme is masculine cards, so you’re sure to find lots of inspiration for Father’s Day, male birthdays, and great cards for all the awesome guys in your life!

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Father’s Day Cards

I have a whole collection of masculine cards to share with you today, great for Father’s Day, masculine birthdays, or other occasions for the dudes in your life. Bonus tutorial included for the diagonal easel card I posted recently!

The first card uses the Tailored Tag punch, as well as the True Gentleman DSP and Truly Tailored stamp set. The punch is still current, though the paper and stamp set have retired. You can see how easy it is to make a great card with this fun punch design! I will definitely have more uses for this punch in my craft studio.

I used the same stamp set and paper to create this dapper double-z fold card! I just never get sick of this fold and the awesome variations it offers.

The Dad Jokes stamp set is one I just had to buy, as my husband can’t resist making jokes like this …. the bigger the groan, the better! Though the stamp set is now retired, I think I’ll be hanging on to the stamps and continuing to create with them! It also uses the Simple Stripes embossing folder, which is one of my new favourites!

Here’s a fantastic masculine card that works for a variety of occasions, using the stunning Waterfront stamp set. I used the chair die cut from the Seasonal Layers set, and one of my layering squares to cut out the window frame. “Celebrate” is from the terrific new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, which has already gotten a lot of use in my studio! With so much variety and versatility, it’s a terrific set to have on hand.

And now, as promised, a tutorial! You might remember I posted a photo of this card when I used it as a swap card for my May team meeting. Here’s how you can make your own.

The base for this card is 4 x 8″, scored at 4″ and scored diagonally on the front flap from centre bottom to top left.

Depending on what colour card base you use, you may also need a white or vanilla insert of 4 x 4″ to write your sentiment.

For the front of the card, start with a 4 x 5.25″ piece of cardstock and decorate as desired.

Your final touch will be a stamped and punched piece that is attached to the base with dimensionals, to hold your easel open.

I hope you like the tutorial! Leave me a comment with your recent creations!

Happy Stampin’, and Happy Father’s Day to the dads in your life!

Waterfront Stamp Set

Lately I’ve been playing with the Waterfront stamp set and thoroughly enjoying its versatility. I wanted to showcase this set at one of my upcoming home parties, so I CASE’d this design from Ellen Vargo. I just love the way she used the Naturally Eclectic paper as a backdrop for the card. And as I stamped, I realized (perhaps) why she’d done it that way: once I had the Designer Series Paper to guide me, it was easy to choose the right ink colours to stamp my landscape. I am so pleased with the result, and can’t wait to share this with the party guests later this month!What other Designer Series Paper do you think would make a good backdrop for this stamp set? Comment below and let me know!

Happy Stampin’!