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Sending Smiles Fun Fold

Hello there!  I have a great Fun Fold for you today, or creative fold as some call it.  I'm excited to share because it features some product from the New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog which debuted this month (May 2022), including the Sending Smiles Bundle (see product details below). 

And... that Designer Series Paper!  What a great background it makes.  It is also new and called Hues of Happiness.  Let's take a look:

Ooooo those blues and greens!

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Here is a top view so you can see the fun fold.  Its a z-fold and unique which is why I like it so much. 

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Card Details:    CS=cardstock   DSP=Designer Series Paper

Paper

  • Night of Navy CS:              2 pieces cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Night of Navy CS:              2 x 4
  • Granny Apple Green CS:  2 pieces cut to 4 x 5-1/4
  • Basic White CS:                 3 x 4 (for words & flowers)
  •  Basic White CS:                3-3/4 x 11 (scored at 5" and 10" on long side)
  • Hues of Happiness DSP: 4 x 5-1/2

Stamps, Ink & Accessories

  • Granny Apple Green,  Pool Party & Daffodil Delight Class Ink
  • Sending Smiles Bundle
  • Glossy Dots Assortment
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Cutting & Stamping Instructions

  • On  2x4 Night of Navy CS, die cut the background 'sending' word
  • Take one of the Granny Apple Green CS pieces, and die cut the word 'Sending' from the MIDDLE
  • Adhere above to die cuts together
  • On 3x4 white CS, stamp flowers and words then die cut with coordinating dies.  Flower petals are Pool Party, flower centers are Daffodil Delight and the stems are in Granny Apple Green
  • On the 3-3/4 x 11 Basic White CS, after scored, the bigger section will measure 3-3/4 x 5.  This will be your inside so stamp your inside sentiment (make sure stamp in correct direction).  I also added an extra strip of DSP so I cut down to 1/2 x 3-1/2 and adhere to the right side.  You can see it in the above photo. 

Putting it together

  • Adhere pieces of the 4 x 5-1/4 Granny Apple Green CS to each of the Night of Navy CS 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Adhere DSP on top of one of the above to make the card front
  • Take the 3-3/4 x 11 scored white.  The part you stamped your inside sentiment, adhere this on top of the other piece of Granny Apple Green.  Now fold over.  The score should be on your left so valley fold; then mountain fold on the other score line.  
  • Put adhesive on the 2" flap, close all folds, lay card front piece on top and adhere down.
  • Adhere words, flowers and stems to card front.  Make sure to use Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bling with the Glossy Dots Assortments

 

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In The Moment - Pop out Window Card

New from the January-June 2022 catalog, "In The Moment" stamp set is sure to be a favorite.  The images and phrases are perfect for a little encouragement. This is a great project to use the Layering Diorama Dies and Blending Brushes. 

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Here is a direct front view and then what the back of the card looks like:

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Card Details:

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS):
    • 2 pieces 5-1/2 x 6-1/4
    • 3-3/4 x 5
    • 4 x 5-1/4
    • 3 x 3 or scrap piece for girl
  • Pumpkin Pie CS:  2 pieces  4 x 5-1/4
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight,  Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Black  Memento
  • Blends Alcohol markers:  Ivory, Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Cherry Cobbler

  Accessories:  Blending Brushes, Layering Diorama Dies

Front of Card:

  1. Score both 5-1/2 x 6-1/4 pieces of Basic White the same.  1/2" and 1" both ends - on the long side of CS (better to fold score lines later).  Making scores lines, will create a center section that is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 (like a standard card front) so you can use that a reference to make sure you scored correctly. 
  2. Die cut one of above pieces with Layering Diorama Die in center of CS (I laid my at an angle)
  3. Take 4 x 5-1/4 Pumpkin Pie CS, center on back of above piece, lightly trace the Diorama opening from front.  Use the next smaller Diorama die that fits in the tracing, and die cut.  
  4. Fully adhere Pumpkin Pie CS to Basic White making sure you can see the Pumpkin Pie outline from the front
  5. Find stamp with word "relax".  Use Basic Black Stampin' Marker to color "relax" only and stamp on bottom, right side of card front. 
  6. Stamp girl with Memento Ink and color using Stampin' Blends.  Fussy cut and adhere her to front of card.  NOTE:  watch where you put adhesive, only needs to be on bottom portion. 

Inside Scenery:

  1. Take 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White CS and color scenery with Blending Brushes (Balmy Blue at bottom, then go up and blend in Pool party, Pumpkin Pie and finally, Daffodil Delight at top. 
  2. Color birds only, from girl stamp, with Basic Black Marker and  stamp three sets of birds
  3. Adhere scenery piece to center of 2nd piece of 6-1/4 x 5-1/2 Basic White CS
  4. On other side of this same 5-1/2 x 6-1/4 Basic White, you can add the other Pumpkin Pie CS and the 3-3/4 x 5 Basic White with stamped sentiment

Putting it all together:  Place adhesive ONLY on the outer edges of the Basic  White CS.  I found it best to line up one side then the other.  You can now do your folds and crease with a bone folder.  The 1" score line will be a mountain fold.  The 1/2" score line will  be a valley fold and will create tab  ends and this is what you fold in to mail in a regular A2 envelope. 

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We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop - Favorite Mini Bundle

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Welcome to We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop for September.  We are featuring our favorite Bundle from the 2021 Fall/Holiday Mini Catalog.  

Mine is favorite is the Whimsical Tree Bundle which also happens to come in a product suite called Whimsy & Wonder Suite Collection.  I don't know why but there is something that draws me to non-traditional colors for Christmas time and this definitely is that!  Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow are the featured colors of the fabulous designer series paper (Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP).  

So let's take a look at my project which features a little twist!  It is an Easel Card. 

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Card Details:

You will need:   Pool Party Card Stock:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2

                             Blushing Bride CS:  3-3/8 x 4-1/8

                             Basic White CS:  3-1/4 x 4,  3-3/8 x 4-1/8, 1-1/2 x 1-1/2

                             Silver Foil: 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 piece is sufficient (or scraps)

                             DSP: 2 pieces at 7/8 x 4-1/8

FRONT OF CARD

  • Pool Party card base, score at 4-1/4 on long side
  • Cut Pool Party card base on one of the 5-1/2" sides at 1" from both top and bottom to the center score line.
    • this will create three flaps on your card front. 
    • glue down the two 1" flaps
  • On the two 1" flaps adhere DSP strips (see the holly leaves strips...)
  • The center flap (Pool Party card base) score at 2-1/8"
  • Adhere Blushing Bride CS to the BOTTOM of the above flap
  • Basic White 3-1/4 x 4:
    • stamp words in Pool Party ink
    • stamp tall tree in Mint Macaron and "dots" with Mossy Meadow
    • stamp shorter trees in Mint Macaron at different heights
    • die cut 2 tree dies and a bunch of stars from Silver Foil
    • adhere three stars to trees
    • adhere on top of Blushing Bride CS

INSIDE OF CARD

  • Basic White 3-3/8 x 4-1/8:
    • stamp words in Pool Party
    • stamp short, wide tree in Mint Macaron on 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 white CS and die cut
    • die cut decorative trim die for above tree in Silver foil and adhere to tree
    • adhere tree to Basic White with Stampin' Dimensionals (tree must be popped up)
    • glue extra stars around
    • adhere 3" strip of Blushing Bride 3/8 Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon
    • adhere all above to inside card

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Fold on the center score line that you made on the flap and rest it on the popped tree so the card will stand up. 

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We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop - Everything Masculine

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Welcome to our May TEAM Blog Hop!  I am excited about this month's theme - Everything Masculine - because we can all use a masculine card, especially with Father's Day just around the corner.

I have a special project for you.  A Double Opening Card!  Let's take a look...

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Card Front: 

  • Coastal Cabana card base is standard 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/2"
  • Layer of Soft Suede is 4 x 5-1/4"
  • Very Vanilla CS:  cut 5 x 7-1/2.  Score at 3-3/4"
  • Die cut circle that is 2-1/8" from Layering Circle Dies
  • Stamp large shell in Crumb Cake
    • stamp off first
    • emboss with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
    • die cut with Seaside Seashells Die & snip out
    • cover with Wink-a-Stella clear
    • add to card front with Dimensionals
  • Stamp seaweed in Old Olive, die cut & glue down
  • Stamp small shell in Pale Papaya, die cut & glue down
  • Stamp starfish in Crumb Cake, Sponge, die cut & glue down
  • Add Opal Rounds for embellishment

Very Vanilla Inside (first opening):

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  • mask your scored line with Post-It notes
  • Stamp man in chair in Memento Ink on right flap
  • Stamp man in chair on a Post-It note then fussy cut him out.  Cut around his legs so you can get coloring under chair
  • Using Blending Brushes, sponge Pale Papaya at top then work down with So Saffron, Balmy Blue then Crumb Cake
  • Stamp "sand" speckles at bottom in Crumb Cake
  • Color man with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Light Night of Navy for hat, dark Daffodil Delight for shirt, Light Misty Moonlight for shorts, dark Mint Macaron for chair, and Light Petal Pink for skin)

You can now adhere your Very Vanilla folded card to the piece of Soft Suede and then add that to the Coastal Cabana card base. 

To finish it off.... here is the inside:

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World of Good Pop-Up Book Card

There is something about a great product suite that is not only masculine, but old world, has lots of foils and is just easy to work with.  Well, this New product suite called World of Good offers all of that! 

So I bit the bullet ladies.... I held my first Zoom card class.  I have been a guest on many Zoom meetings but I had not hosted my own meeting.  So I took a leap of faith and said, just go for it an see what happens.  Luckily, I think it went pretty well.  I wanted to be able to connect and stamp with others so I offered a free creative fold class.  

Everyone picked out there own designer series paper with two or three designs and some coordinating card stock.  I walked them through how to make this really cool pop-up book card. 

For my card, I chose to use the World of Good product suite and I absolutely love how it came out.   I highly recommend the Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer for this card! 

Click on Images to see up close!

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Here's the front of the card...

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So as you can see, how I designed mine, there is no space for you to write anything or sign it.  Here are 2 options to work around that:

  • as a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the back of the card for your final sentiment and writing/signing the card
  • or... my two Very Vanilla pieces on the inside pop-up, use one of those for your writing/signing

Note:  as I was not able to pre-order the Coordinating Brass Foil Sheets, I used with Gold Foil.  I included the Brass Foil Sheets in my Supply list below

I ended up turning this card into a Father's Day Card.  I did not take a photo for sentimental reasons, but I used words from the "A Good Man" stamp set which was a nice touch. 

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Swing Fold Card with Poppies

So I waited a few weeks to post this card project on my blog.  My Video has been out for a few weeks now on My YouTube channel.  I would completely appreciate your following so be sure to subscribe. 

It seemed like all my current projects have been with the Peaceful Poppies Suite so I have been trying to go to some other great things in my stash.  Well, let me tell you... I keep reaching for them!  Must mean I really like the suite, and well, I do.  Everything coordinates just so, you can make some quick and easy projects or really doc them up into intricate pieces of art. 

For this project I show you how to make a SWING FOLD CARD.  

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Don't forget an inside!

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Here are all the dimensions and what I used as far as paper

Paper Pieces:

  • Basic Black card base is 4-1/4 x 11 and scored 2-3/4 and 5-1/2
  • 2 Pieces of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut 4 x 2-1/2
  • Inside Whisper white is 5-1/4 x 4
  • Scrap Whisper White for the Oval
  • Scrap Poppy Parade, Basic Black and Mossy Meadow for the Poppy Flower and Leaves

Here is my SAVI Sunday video showing you how to cut for the Oval Swing Opening:

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