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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.

 
Happy Stampin'!

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.

Happy Stampin'!

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.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

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.
Happy Shopping!
Happy Stampin'!

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

Happy Stampin'!

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'!