Hi there! Thanks for dropping in for inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog~ our International demonstrator design team will delight you with the projects we’ve created and we hope you’ll “try this at home” 😄
Here’s the template for creating this gift box card~ start with a piece of 8-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card stock:
Tip for window: After scoring the template (and before cutting the tabs), fold both 1″ sides in and and use washi tape to hold the stitched rectangle in place to cut the window on your Cut & Emboss machine. This is the best way to fit it through your machine and the inch on both sides helps you center the window.
These would also be cute to sit at a table for a fall event as place settings! I’ll list the supplies used below if you want to add them to your basket in my store (or jot them down if you have another demonstrator), then scamper over to the next project at Tricia’s Stamping Creations!
We’re back with project ideas from around the globe to help you use your favorite Designer Series Paper! And what perfect timing, as many of our pretty patterned papers are ON SALE this month (July 2021) for 15% off:
While the Expressions in Ink paper is a SPECIALTY paper (and not on sale), I wanted you to see how gorgeous it is with the gold veins running through the watercolor images, so take a look:
This is a fancy fold that shows off BOTH sides of your DSP and you can use as a card (portrait) OR a pocket card (landscape).
To make the card, begin with a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper and score it along the long side at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″. Next, accordion fold it so that you have the piece you want on top, then adhere the back of the largest panel to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock for a sturdy matte around your paper.
The Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper also coordinates with the 2021-2023 In-Colors, so you can mix and match the designs and colors!
For this version, the measurements are the same, but I tied the ribbon all the way around all the layers of DSP before attaching it to the card stock matte, creating two “pockets” where you can slide the card you’ll write in in the top pocket and a gift card into the shorter pocket.
The photos really don’t do the sparkle justice, but I hope you get the feel for what you could create with it! I’ll list the supplies used at the bottom of this post.
Now it’s time to hop over to Linda’s blog to see what she’s created with the Hand-Penned paper~
New Stampin’ Year, NEW IN COLORS! Welcome to our May 2021 New at SU! Blog Hop where we are sharing the 2021-2023 In Colors with you in a fresh new way: by sharing Fun Fold Cards to try in your own craft studio! You’ll want to PIN all these terrific card ideas, so let’s get hopping around the world with our design team so you can give it a try sooner than later!
I chose to focus on the Pale Papaya color because it happens to match my favorite Designer Series Paper, “You’re a Peach” and I started with the In Color Vellum – which is shimmery on one side, and oh, so pretty!
On to my project, a Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket gift card holder:
What a PEACHY way to give a gift card!
Here are the pieces you need to make this card:
Pale Papaya Vellum: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-1/4 from one end and 3-1/4″ from the opposite end.
Designer Series Paper: 7-3/8″ x 3-1/2″. If your paper has a direction, you’ll want to score at 2-5/8″ from the top (so your pattern will go the correct way on the pocket) and 3/8″ from the bottom. When you assemble the pocket, the 3/8″ edge will actually adhere toward the top of the card (see image 3)
Basic White card stock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ plus scraps to stamp on
Pear Pizzazz card stock: 3-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
Pale Papaya ribbon: 18″
I embossed the Pear Pizzazz card stock with the lovely Stitched Greenery die, then stamped and die cut my peach images (TIP: Ink up your peach stamp with Pale Papaya ink, then use a sponge dauber to lightly add a bit of Polished Pink ink to the edges)
Then follow these steps to assemble your card:
There is only Tear & Tape adhesive on the edges of the Designer Series Paper pocket and the 3/8″ top edge of the pocket, and then on the same spot on TOP of the vellum to adhere the card stock panel to the front of the card. No other adhesive is necessary!
I stamped “Happy BIrthday” on the back side of the front panel before assembling the card so it shows through when you open it.
Products used are listed below, and I appreciate your comments! Then jump over the pond to our Columbian in Germany~ Ximena’s post to find another fancy fold card featuring the In Colors:
I chose to use the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch to teach you the Bokeh technique. Yes, there are more butterflies coming (I’ve shown you the Butterfly Brilliance bundle available now as an early release) but there are none that coordinate with a punch, so if you don’t have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (yet) or simply enjoy the convenience of a stamp set with a coordinating punch…NOW is the time to add both to your crafting arsenal.
Bokeh is a “blurry light” look in photography, and the concept converts well to paper crafting. I made two cards to show you how pretty the effect is as well as a few ideas on how to incorporate it into your crafting.
The Blending Brushes work beautifully for Bokeh: Begin by blending your colors onto a white piece of card stock.
Next, use a sponge dauber to add various depths of “blurry light” by sponging white ink through a template using a sponge dauber. I used different sized circle punches or circle layering framelits and a piece of window sheet so I could see where I wanted the circles to be. Did I mention that all our circle punches are also retiring???
After creating your Bokeh background, you can stamp directly on it with black in (as the first card sample shows) OR layer some small focal point on your card, leaving enough space to enjoy the background as well, as the “Hello Beautiful” card displays.
Now it’s on to Diane’s post to learn the Baby Wipe technique~ she is using the Arrange a Wreath stamp set that has been very popular with my customers this year!
Happy to have you here as our international blog hop team of demonstrators is showing you how delightful the products from the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog are to craft with!
If your children (or grandchildren) have contributed to the BILLIONS of times “Baby Shark” has been viewed or listened to, you know the frenzy that surrounds this phenomenom
When my niece was born, a school teacher asked her older brother what they had names is new baby sister. He was struggling to pronounce “Charlotte” so he told the teacher his baby sister was “Sharky”. Naturally, she needed a SHARK FRENZY card to celebrate her recent age advancement (birthday)!
I noticed that the “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo” could also be sung as “Happy Birthday to You” I borrowed the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set (the “to you” came from a past Paper Pumpkin set…they come in handy at times like these!) for the inside of this double-easel card.
To make a double easel card, make card base 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″ and a second piece of card stock 4-1/4″ x 5″ scored at 1″ and 3″ along the longer edge. Adhere the 1″ flap of the smaller piece to the bottom front edge of the card (with the score along the bottom edge) to create a double easel card base, then add layers of Designer Series Paper, embossed backgrounds or stamped images to embellish your card.
Combined with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, you’ll SEA a lot of crossover versatility with the Shark Frenzy bundle!
Your demonstrator can help you order the supplies needed for a Sharky card, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, I’ve shared the supplies I used below (U.S. customers) Now bounce on over to Suzanne’s website for another darling animal to craft with: Kangaroo & Company!
We are more than halfway through the first Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration of 2021 (yes, there will be TWO this year) and the New at SU! group of international demonstrators want to make sure you can use the products you choose FREE (with your qualifying order) in simple, sensational and innovative ways! As you hop through our February event, tell us what you are inspired to try in your stamping studio.
The Darling Donkeys stamp set is one product you could choose free with a $50 purchase through February, and I imagined a vibrant In-Color card would be perfect to celebrate a birthday:
Starting with strips of the In-Color 2020-2022 colors on a piece of white card stock, I cut out the letters using the Playful Alphabet dies and then glued it to a card base. Then I looked at the letters I had cut out and thought perhaps I should make a second card with them:
That little donkey is just ready to cut loose and celebrate, isn’t he! He’s colored with Stampin’ Blends and I was tickled I could create a Twofer card (two-for-one).
Which do you like best?
The supplies I used are listed below, and kick up YOUR heels as you head over to Tricia’s site to see what she’s creating with the Approaching Perfection Sale-a-Bration stamp set.
Welcome to our January 2021 NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who LOVE sharing Stampin’ Up! paper crafting ideas with you, and today that love takes center stage with all the 💚🧡 HEARTS ❤️💜
I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set to use for this card~ this image of the granddaughter with her grandfather reminds me so much of my husband’s tenderness with his grandchildren, and it makes me fall in love with him in ways deeper than I had ever imagined:
The card uses the Oh, So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you could choose FREE during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2021) with a $50 order. Coloring in the image with the Stampin’ Blends was a lovely way to make the people come to life!
This fun fold card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 1.5″ and 7″, and there is a tender message on the inside from the stamp set, as well.
As you hop along, leave us a comment to tell us what you like so we can continue to share what you love! You can order the supplies to create our projects from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, choose one of us (in your country) and we’ll be happy to help you get started!
All the supplies for this project are listed below, and when you are ready, you can move to Nicole’s project…
Welcome to our “Warm & Cozy” Blog Hop: The best way to view these projects from talented demonstrators around the world is wrapped in a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa!
Once you have hopped through all the blogs, you may either feel like crafting, OR having a nap. Either way, we’ve got you covered:
My project is a sign to hang from your door when a baby (or yourself) are sleeping! If you are a new mom, you should take this advice: “SLEEP WHEN YOUR BABY SLEEPS”. You need the rest, and during the winter, we need more sleep. Let this notice keep it quiet during that important time.
The photo-realistic textures of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper felt cabin-cozy for my Naptime Door Sign and with the Playful Alphabet dies, you can say what you want to say! TIP:If you happen to drop a die in the garbage can while crafting, grab a magnet to fish it out (not saying that happened or anything…)
I made it the same size as a card (5.5″ x 4.25″) so you can mail it to a friend who just had a baby.
I’ve been really enjoying the new Water Painters for watercoloring…it’s so relaxing to color! Doesn’t the mother and baby fox from the Wildly Happy stamp set just make you want to curl up for a snooze?
All the supplies I used for this Warm & Cozy project are listed below and please leave me a comment before following the hop over to Terry’s blog to see what she’s cooking up with the Heartwarming Hugs bundle!
To make the tab to hang the card from: you’ll need a piece of 2-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ Designer Series Paper and the Classic Label Punch: Push the paper all the way into the punch (with the edge of the punch lining up with the short edge of the paper) and punch all the way across until the other edge of the paper lining up with the other side of the punch. Adhere the *top* of the Designer Series Paper to the bag with Tear & Tape, leaving the punched side unattached so as to slide your card through.
NOTE: The card needs to open from the top hinge to be able to hang from the tab!
If COLORS cheer you up, you are going to be giddy hopping through a rainbow of projects featuring the 2020-2022 In-Colors crafted for you by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world!
I felt like starting off with ALL 5 of these new hues and the *best* way to show them off is with the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and coordinating cards & envelopes:
The entire Flowers for Every Season suite revolves around the In-Colors debuting in the Annual Catalog: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight! It’s amazing how beautifully these colors work together and shine on their own, as well.
These card require no (or very little) stamping, and can be put together in minutes with just a bit of adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and a few embellishments in addition to the Memories & More products above:
The LOVE card on the Just Jade base is as simple as it gets: Just adhere one of the 4″x6″ cards to the front of the cards and tuck it into the envelope!
The card bases have a dotted frame you can center the smaller 2″x3″ card on. I cut a few sentiments (see below) from another one of the M&M cards to add emphasis, reminding me of the song I sung to my babies (and now they sing to their babies) on this Magenta Madness card.
Layer a large and small card together, as on a Misty Moonlight version and add a bit of lace trim to make a blue Christmas card:
There really are flowers for EVERY season! Cinnamon Cider is the best neutral base for all the rest! On the card above, I used the stickers from the card pack for a focal point and sentiment.
I finally pulled out a stamp for the sentiment on the Bumblebee card and used the In-Color Markers to ink it up on a tag from the sticker sheet.
Would love to hear how you liked these cards before hop on over to see Tricia playing with patterns and In Colors!
Contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to purchase the products shown. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the links below!