May Fresh Ideas-Sweet Ice Cream Easy Dutch Door Fold Card

 

Dutch Door frontSweet Ice Cream Dutch Door Fold Card Outside

Dutch Door insideSweet Ice Cream Dutch Door Fold Card Inside

My May Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Dutch Door Fold.

All it takes is a a couple of quick paper cuts using a paper trimmer!

This card features the new Sweet Ice Cream Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The bundle includes the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

I also used the fun Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

The possibilities happy birthday cards are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on May 18, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from May 18-June-20, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

 
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May Fresh Ideas-Beauty of Friendship Easy Dutch Door Fold Card

 

Dutch Door outsideBeauty of Friendship Dutch Door Fold outside

Dutch Door insideBeauty of Friendship Dutch Door Fold inside

My May Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Dutch Door Fold.

All it takes is a a couple of quick paper cuts using a paper trimmer!

This card features the new Beauty of Friendship Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The bundle includes the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies.

I also used the pretty Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, perfect for 4-season crafting.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on May 18, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from May 18-June-20, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

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May Sketch Challenge-Wrapped Bouquet Thank You Card

May 2021 Sketch Challenge

May 2021 sketch challenge

Sometimes it helps to have a jumping off point with your crafting, and a sketch challenge is a perfect way to start!

Use the sketch as a blueprint for your own creations.

I will be sharing sketch challenges every so often.

I hope they provide inspiration, and you'll share your creations with me!

Here's my take on the challenge:

Newspaper background

For this card, I used Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and the coordinating Flower Bouquet Dies.

Both of these items are currently found in the January-June Mini Catalog and will be available through June 30, 2021.

I really like the wrapped newspaper images and dies, along with the choices of 2 bouquets of flowers.

Change up the colors, and they are perfect for year-round occasions.

For this card, I stamped the newspaper print using Evening Evergreen ink, one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors.

The bouquet of flowers was stamped using another new In Color, Soft Succulent, then colored using a variety of Stampin' Write Markers.

The leaves are cut out of Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Soft Sea Foam card stock.

I added 2021-2022 In Color Jewels to the centers of the flowers, and added a bow out of baker's twine from my stash.

 

 

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Wrapped Bouquet-Happy Mother's Day

Wrapped Bouquet Mothers DayHappy Mother's Day!

A bouquet of flowers for you!

 

Stamp Set: Wrapped in Flowers

Ink: Memento Black, Soft Succulent, Blushing Bride, various Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Basic White, Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Basic Black, True Love Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Wrapped Flowers Dies, 1" and 1 1 /4" circle punches, sponge, Mini Dimensionals, glue dot, baker's twine from my stash

Happy Stampin'!

2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is Here

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Cover

Yay, new stamp sets, designer paper, accessories, and embellishments!

View 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as a pdf Here

Shop New Catalog Online 24/7 Here

Connect, Craft, and Collect $25.00!
From May through June, qualifying workshop or individual orders of $250.00 or more will receive an additional $25.00 in Hostess Rewards!
Click HERE for more details.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Pansy Patch, New From Stampin' Up!-Sign Up for my May Newsletter

May 2021 sampler

The new 2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up!Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite new suites is Pansy Petals. 

The suite includes the Pansy Patch Bundle (Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy Dies), plus the gorgeous Pansy Petals 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, and cute Bumblebee Trinkets.

Lots of color, and the pansies were certainly make you smile.

Perfect for spring-themed crafting.

The Pansy Patch Bundle and DSP will be featured in my May 2021 newsletter.

Projects will include the beautiful Blended Alcohol background technique and a basket full of pansies card, perfect for Mother's Day!

As always, featured will be a Sketch Challenge and Color Inspiration to help you jump start your crafting!

Want to learn more?

My May 2021 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) May 5, 2021.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in May 2021.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Pansy Patch BundlePansy patch

Shop the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Online

View 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as a PDF

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Cover

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Last Days of Last Chance, Retiring Stampin' Up! Product

Last Chance 2021

Time is running out!

Last Chance Items are available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Select items are discounted.

Click HERE to view the Last Chance List as a pdf

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack Items Too!

I hope you've enjoyed my postings over the past few weeks showcasing some of my favorite retiring products.

If you'd like, you can see them again Here:

Geared Up Garage/Garage Gears Dies

Beauty Abounds/Butterfly Beauty Dies

Dino Days/Dino Dies

Butterfly Gala

Dandelion Wishes

Friend Like You/Friendly Silhouettes Dies

Zoo Globe/Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Happy Stampin'!

Snow Front and Hand-made Masks for Easy Sponged Landscapes

Masking 2

 

Masking
My stamping ladies recently asked me to feature hand-made masks to be used for creating  landscapes at an upcoming class.

This is one of my favorite techniques as it gives you control over the landscape allowing for endless possibilities!

It's an easy technique using torn copy paper as the masks and sponges for adding color.

These are the two cards I created for the class.

Attendees chose a portrait or landscape orientation.

Similar landscapes with subtle differences!

I thought I'd share the written tutorial I created for the class with those adding their names to my mailing list throughout the month of May, 2021.

The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions with color photos and is in a pdf format.

If you'd like your own copy, please use the Sign-Up Form located in the upper-right-hand corner of this page.

The tutorial will be delivered right to your email inbox about an hour or so after you have added your name to my mailing list.

Please be aware, that the products I used for these cards ( Snow Front, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets, and Winter Woods Die) are retiring on May 3, 2021.

Of course, other stamp sets and accessories can be used in their place.

Thank you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Happy Birthday Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Shaker Cards are easy to make and fun to receive!

This Shaker Card, combined with Zoo Globe* stamp set and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies*, is perfect for creating cards for kids of any age, young and old alike.

This easy technique is featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Included in the newsletter is a step-by-step written Shaker Card tutorial, with color photographs in a pdf format.

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my April 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 2021.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

*retiring May 3, 2021

 

 

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Dino Days Motion Stamping Card

Dino Days Motion Stamping

The easy Motion Stamping Technique, combined with Dino Days* stamp set, is perfect for creating cards for kids of any age, young and old alike.

This easy technique is featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my April 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 2021.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

*retiring May 3, 2021

 

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Woodland Wonder "W" Fold Card

Woodland Wonder W card frontWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Closed

Woodland Wonder W card insideWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Opened

The  easy "W" fold technique, combined with the cute Woodland Wonder stamp set, is sure to bring a smile.

This fold is featured in my April 2021 newsletter and includes a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

It folds flat and will fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

So fun, and perfect for any occasion!

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my April 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 2021.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

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Pearlized Background with Dandelion Embossing Folder

Dandelion Wishes Pearlized Background SympathyCreate an easy pearlized, shimmery background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

See more pearlized backgrounds HERE on my Backgrounds Page.

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Pretty Peacock* card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Emboss card front using die-cut machine and Dandelions Embossing Folder.  Attach to Silver Foil* mat.  Attach to Pretty Peacock base.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Woven Heirlooms on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Pretty Peacock ink.
  5. Cut out using die-cut machine and Layer Ovals die*.  Add Frost White Shimmer Paint using Blending Brush.  Sponge edges using Pretty Peacock ink.  Attach to card base to complete.  Be sure to clean the Blending Brush and clear block with water.

*Retiring Items available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

 

 

 

 

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Beauty Abounds Partial Emboss/Die Cut Butterflies

Partial Die Cut outsideBeauty Abounds Partial Emboss/Die Cut Butterflies outside

Partial Die Cut insideBeauty Abounds Partial Emboss/Die Cut Butterflies inside

You can emboss and cut with dies when you use the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Embossing Mats.

This card was created using the retiring Beauty Abounds stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Beauty Dies.

These products are available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Click HERE for a written tutorial on how to do this technique.

There are step-by step instructions with color photos.

 

Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Ideas-Faux Alligator Wallet Cards for Easy Gift-Giving

Spring and summer gift-giving is here!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, bridal and baby showers!

Learn how to create super easy gift card (or money) holders.

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for April will feature 2 techniques for easy summer gift-giving:

Twist & Fold and Faux Alligator Wallet Card Techniques

(Click HERE  to view the Twist & Fold Gift Card Holder)

 

Geared Up Garage wallet outsideGeared Up Garage Faux Alligator Wallet Card Closed

Geared Up Garage wallet insideGeared Up Garage Faux Alligator Wallet Card Opened

Dino Days wallet cardDino Days Faux Alligator Card Closed

 

Dino Days wallet card openedDino Days Faux Alligator Card Opened

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Faux Alligator Wallet Card Pattern.

Lots of spaces to tuck gift cards, money, or greetings.
 
Perfect for masculine or kid gift-giving!

  And it easily fits inside an A2 envelope.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on April 20, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from April 20-May 17, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Ideas-Twist & Fold Gift Card Holder for Easy Summer Gift-Giving

Spring and summer gift-giving is here!

Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, bridal and baby showers!

Learn how to create super easy gift card (or money) holders.

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for April will feature 2 techniques for easy summer gift-giving:

Twist & Fold and Faux Alligator Wallet Card Techniques

Click  HERE to see the Faux Alligator Wallet Cards

The first is the easy Twist & Fold pattern.

Start with a couple of quick score lines, then an easy fold, and you'll have a card that has a pocket on the front and a pocket on the inside. 

Perfect for inserting a gift card or money.

  And it easily fits inside an A2 envelope.

Twist and Fold CardTwist & Fold Gift Card Holder Closed

Twist and Fold inside with gift cardTwist & Fold Gift Card Holder Opened

Option: Add a pop of color to the designer paper using Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers:

Twist and Fold with color

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Twist & Fold Gift Card Pattern.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on April 20, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from April 20-May 17, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

 

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Beauty Abounds Bokeh Pearlized Background

Pearlized Background Dandelion Wishes and Beauty AboundsFor today's card, I am featuring the retiring stamp sets Dandelion Wishes and Beauty Abounds.

I combined them with the Pearlized Background Technique for a shimmery background.

Create an easy pearlized background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

For more Pearlized backgrounds, please visit my Backgrounds Page HERE

 

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Purple Posy* card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Stamp bokeh image from Beauty Abounds stamp set using Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight inks.  Stamp speckles using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  4. Attach card front to Gorgeous Grape mat.  Attach to Daffodil Delight card base.
  5.  Stamp image from Dandelion Wishes * on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Daffodil Delight ink.  Stamp speckles and greeting using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  6. Cut out using a 2 1/4" circle punch.  Mat to 2 1/2" Gorgeous Grape circle. 
  7. Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

*Retiring May 3, 2021 or while supplies last. 

 

 

 

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Butterfly Gala Floating Frame

Butterfly Floating Frame

Use the every day kitchen product, Press 'n Seal to create 2 easy Floating Frame Cards.

For these 2 cards, I used the retiring Butterfly Gala and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

Colors used are the retiring 2019-2021 In Colors:

Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, and Purple Posy.

Retiring products are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating FrameCard #1

Floating Frame 1Card #2

Click HERE for the Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Tutorial with step-by-step instructions and color photos  in a pdf format

 

Happy Stampin'!

Garage Gears Floating Frame Cards

Floating frame

Create two cards using the fun Floating Frames Technique!

This technique is easy to do using a common kitchen item, Press 'n Seal.

For these two cards, I used the retiring  Geared Up Garage Gears stamp set and coordinating Gears Die.

These items are great for creating those challenging masculine-themed cards!

They are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating frame 1Card #1

Floating frame 2Card #2

I have created a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format HERE.

I hope you will give this technique a try.

Please share as I'd love to see what you create!

Happy Stampin'!

Geared Up Garage Pearlized Background-Happy Father's Day

Garage Gears Tin Embossing Folder shimmery background

In the continuation of featuring retiring stamp sets and accessories, today's card uses Geared Up Garage and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Geared Up Garage, and the coordinating Garage Gears Dies, have been my go-to stamp set for making those sometimes hard to create masculine-themed cards.

For this card, I paired it with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Pearlized Background Technique.

Create an easy pearlized, shimmery background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Early Espresso card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Emboss card front using die-cut machine and Tin Tile Embossing Folder.*  Attach to Early Espresso mat.  Attach to Basic White base.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Geared Up Garage* out  of Basic White card stock using Early Espresso ink.
  5. Cut out using die-cut machine and Garage Gears Die.*   Attach to card base to complete.  Be sure to clean the Blending Brush and clear block with water.

*Retiring Items available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dandelion Wishes with 2019-2021 In Color Centers

Dandelion Wishes In Color Centers

Over the next month, I'll be featuring some of my favorite retiring stamp sets and accessories. 

First up is Dandelion Wishes, one of my favorite stamp sets.

For this card, I paired the dandelion images with retiring 2019-2021 retiring In Colors:

Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy

Of these colors, I will miss Seaside Spray and Purple Posy the most.

Please remember, the retiring items will be available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

  1. Stamp image from Dandelion Wishes on Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink.
  2. Using sponge daubers, add color to each of the centers.
  3. Attach to Pretty Peacock mat.  Attach to Basic White card base.
  4. Stamp greeting from Dandelion Wishes on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink.  Cut out using Stitched Rectangle die and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  Sponge on Terracotta Tile ink.Cut a larger rectangle out of Pretty Peacock using Stitched Rectangle Die and die-cut machine.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.

 

 

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