Fresh Card Making Ideas

September Fresh Ideas-Snow Front Bay Window Card

Bay Window CardSnow Front Bay Window Card

Bay Window Card openSnow Front Bay Window Card Open

Create fun 3-D cards using the Bay Window Technique.

This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

For this winter wonderland card, I used the stamp set Snow Front.

Snow Front-Create tranquil scenes with the Snow Front Stamp Set, whether it's cozy cabins with dainty deer or playful cardinals in a winter forest.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bay Window Card Technique using the stamp set Snow Front.

Also featured, will be a Bay Window Halloween card featuring the stamp set Festive Post.

You can view the Hallowen Bay Window Card HERE.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on September 22, 2020.

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Happy Stampin'!

September Fresh Ideas-Halloween Bay Window Card

Bay Window CardFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card

Bay Window card closedFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card Closed

Bay Window openFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card Opened

Bay Window card in envelopeFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card in Envelope

Create fun 3-D cards using the Bay Window Technique.

This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Bay Window Cards can be folded to fit in an A2 Envelope for easy mailing!

For this Halloween Bay Window Card, I used the two-step stamp Festive Post.

Festive Post-You'll be charmed by the small images and greetings in this stamp set.
You can used them for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bay Window Card Technique using the stamp set Festive Post paired with Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on September 22, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from September 16 to October 19, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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August Fresh Ideas-So Many Snowflakes Tepee Card

Snowflakes

Snowflakes side back and open views

Create fun 3-D cards using the Tepee Card Technique.


This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

It can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope.

There is some bulk because of the folds, so extra postage might be needed if mailing.

(Be sure to check my Happy Halloween Tepee Card Found Here)

For this Snowflake Tepee Card, I used items found in the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

This Suite includes the Snowflake Wishes Bundle (Snowflake Wishes stamp set and coordination So Many Snowflakes Dies), Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, and Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.

Of course, all items can be purchased separately. 

Perfect for those winter wishes and Christmas cards.

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tepee  Card Technique using the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on August, 18, 2020.

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Snowflake Splendor Suite

Snowflake splendor

Happy Stampin'!

August Fresh Ideas-Happy Halloween Tepee Card

Halloween Front Halloween side and back views1

Create fun 3-D cards using the Tepee Card Technique.


This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.


For this Halloween Tepee Card, I used the two-step stamp Festive Post.


You'll be charmed by the small images and greetings in this stamp set.
You can used them for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tepee  Card Technique using the stamp set  Festive Post.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on August, 18, 2020.

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Festive Post

Festive Post

Plaid Tidings 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper

Plaid tidings

Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique Part 2

Distressed Glue Shaker Card

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding an abstract background like I did with this shaker card using the stamp set Zoo Globe and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies and Snow Globe Shaker Domes.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and Zoo Globe.

To see the sample using Mountain Air, please click HERE for my July 18 posting.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

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Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique

Mountain Air Distressed Glue

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding a beautiful sky background like I did with this card using the stamp set Mountain Air.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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Happy Stampin'!

June Fresh Ideas-Double Point Fold Cards

Double Point sunflowersDouble Point Fold Sunflowers, Jar of Flowers

Double PointDouble Point Fold, Mountain Air

 

The Double Point Fold is super simple to create, yet adds a fun dimension to card creations.

Want to learn more?

My June Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Double Point Fold Technique and will feature the stamp sets Jar of Flowers and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on June 23, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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Anne

Happy Stampin'!

May Fresh Ideas-Kite Cards

Kite cardIris Folded Kite Card

Kite cardKite Fold Card

Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

-Mary Poppins

Spring is here, and that means spring winds!

Perfect for kite flying!

How about creating some kite cards?

 I made these to send to our two grandchildren.

Madysen (3) received the Iris Folded Kite with a sponged sky background card made using Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.

Ryan (almost 1 year) received the Kite Fold Card featuring Dino Days stamp set and Dino Roar Designer Series Paper.

Perfect for any occasion, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My May Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature an Iris Folded Kite, and a Kite Fold Card.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on May 19, 2020.

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Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Ideas-Spring Hats


Spring Hat Easel CardSpring Hat Easel Card

Container hat open and closedContainer Hat, perfect for holding candy or small trinkets

 

Cloche spring hatsCloche Spring Hats

"Life is a party.

Dress like it."

-Audrey Hepburn

Spring is here! Let's celebrate by getting out our best spring hats!

How about creating spring hat cards too?

  Perfect for Mother's Day, bridal and baby showers, and birthdays.

  The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature a collection of spring hats shown above.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 2:00 pm (MST) on April 22, 2020. 

This will coincide with the release of the retiring stamp sets and accessories from the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual and Spring Mini Catalogs.

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Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Ideas-Bendi or Side Fold Cards

Bendi card frontMountain Air Bendi or Side Fold Card

Painted Poppies Bendi card frontPainted Poppies Bendi or Side Fold Card

 

Bendi or Side Fold Cards!

Create fun fold cards with a slight curve or bend made with just 3 pieces of card stock!

This technique is perfect for creating little landscapes like I did with the Mountain Air and Peaceful Poppies cards.

And don't worry about mailing and extra postage.

The cards can be folded flat for mailing.

Want to learn more?

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bendi or Side Fold Technique. 

I used the Mountain Air Bundle to create a mountain landscape for the first card.

I used Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to create a fun spring-themed card for the second, letting the DSP due most of the work.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on March 24, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

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February Fresh Ideas-Triple Easel Cards

Triple Easel Cards are easy to create!

I made these two for our grandchildren for Valentine's Day.

The Triple Easel pattern can be changed for any occasion.

The possibilities are endless!

Triple Easel Cards finalPeaceful Poppies Triple Easel Valentine's Day card for our three year-old granddaughter Madysen.

Triple easel cardsDino Days Triple Easel Valentine's Day card for our six-month old grandson Ryan.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Triple Easel Technique using the Peaceful Poppies and Dinoroar Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on February 18, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Peaceful Poppies Bundle

Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle

Dinoroar Bundle

Dinoroar bundle

 

Happy Stampin'!

January Fresh Ideas-Easy Bridge Cards

Create 3D pop up scenic cards using the easy Bridge Card Technique!
 
Bridge card openMountain Air Bridge Card Opened
 
Bridge card closedMountain Air Bridge Card Closed
 
For this card, the bridge is scored so the card can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.
 
Friendly Silhouettes Bridge Card
Bridge card
Or, you can make this card where the bridge is not scored so the card will not fold flat.
 
Either way, Bridge Cards are easy to create, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bridge Card Technique using the Mountain Air and Friend Like You Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on January 21, 2020.

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Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

December Fresh Ideas-Faux Mosaic Technique

Faux mosiac

Faux mosaic

The Faux Mosaic Technique is a great way to use up those paper scraps!
 
The pieces can be any shape or size.
 
The Faux Mosaic Technique possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Mosaic Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on December 17, 2019.

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Anne

Happy Stampin'!

November Fresh Ideas-Retiform or Grid Technique

 

Retifrom

Sponge a grid pattern onto your card stock, then stamp images inside the grid sections.
 
The grid pattern doesn't need to be straight lines, so try creating different angles.
 
That's it!
 
The grid pattern possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Retiform or Grid Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 26, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 26 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Anne

Retiform in purple

Geared Up Garage retiform

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Card Making Ideas-Four Seasons of a Tree

4 seasons of trees

Add great texture to your projects by applying Embossing Paste over a Decorative Mask!

Embossing Paste is easy to use.  Color can easily be added to the mix for an endless supply of possibilities!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks made to create Four Seasons of a Tree cards.

Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer-a forest filled with changing colors!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 22, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 22 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Anne

Shimmery White Embossing Paste

Shimmer embossing paste

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

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September Fresh Card Making Ideas-Painting with Crystal Effects

Crystal Effects has returned in the Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
I couldn't wait to play with Crystal Effects as it was one of my all-time favorite crafting tools.
 
For my September Fresh Card Making projects, I decided to "paint" using Crystal Effects.
 
The first project will feature the Faux Canvas Technique.
 
Crystal Effects Faux Canvas closeup
 
The second project will feature Crystal Effects mixed with Pigment Sprinkles for an abstract landscape.
 
Pigment Sprinkles and Crystal Effects Landscape
The possibilities are endless for creating your own little works of art!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature painting with Crystal Effects.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 24, 2019.

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Anne

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Shimmery Crystal Effects

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August Fresh Card Making Ideas-Tie Dye Using Pigment Sprinkles


Tie Dye
Tissue Paper Tie-Dye

Crystal pigment backgroundDisinfectant Wipes Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye-a call back to the 60's!

Combine the rich, vibrant colors of Stampin' Up!'s Pigment Sprinkles with some everyday household items like tissue paper and disinfectant wipes (baby wipes would work too!)

Super easy, a little messy, but the possibilities are endless as each one will come out different!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on August 20, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on August 20 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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Anne

Happy Stampin'!