Theater Card: Whale of a Time

This is a card you send to someone you really *really* REALLY love… and they are going to love it, too!

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We made this at our July stamp club so you don’t need to be cautious to try it: It’s easier than it looks and the trick is to cut the basic pieces first.

Once you’ve made one Theater Card, you’ll want to make another. I’m here to make it easier for you with a video tutorial and cutting guide (see below).

Before I give you the cutting instructions, I wanted to tell you that today is World Day against Human Trafficking: Did you know we have more people enslaved now than ANY other time in the world?  And of the 30 million current slaves, 10 million are children? I’ve supported Operation Underground Rescue as my primary charity since I learned about this pernicious plague 3 years ago, so I’m linking arms again today and tomorrow with O.U.R. to help make a difference and your order will help!

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Thank you for considering how to help make a difference and Rise Up for the children. Now on to the instructions for your Theater Card pieces.

Cutting Guide:
Cut the following pieces from the same color of card stock:

  • (2) 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • (2) 4” x 5-3/8” scored in landscape position at 1-1/16” and 2-5/8” (watch video for instructions to cut slits)
  • (2) 6-1/4” x 3/4” strips, scored on each end at 1”
  • (1) 1-1/4” x 4-1/4” trimmed to an i-Beam (see video)

Designer Series Paper (DSP)

  • 5-1/4” x 4” for front of card
  • 3” x 4” for back of “stage”
  • 3/4” x 4” for front of I-Beam (optional)

Tips:

  1. Layer the largest piece of DSP on the front of a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” panel (don’t adhere them together yet). Use the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a window in the front of both
  2. Adhere the DSP frame to card stock frame, and cut the piece of DSP from the inside of the frame in half to use for the “curtain” later.
  3. Use the Multipurpose liquid glue: It has some “wiggle room” while it is wet, then a firm bond once it dries.

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Pick a Bundle: June Starter Kit Bonus

06.03.20_SHAREABLE_RECRUITING_PROMO_USStampers worldwide agree that free stamps stamp the best!

From June 3 through June 30th, when you join my team and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can add any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog to your Starter Kit for FREE. The customizable Starter Kit is already a fantastic value ($125 in stamping supplies for just $99), so adding an entire bundle from a brand new catalog is the frosting on top of the cake!

Most people join to be the first to see and purchase new products, to get a discount on high-quality stamping supplies, or to earn rewards and income. These are all great reasons PLUS you’ll also discover that the relationships you create with like-minded crafters are just as amazing!

 

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Coordination is Our Strong Point

Creativity comes easily when you’ve got fabulous coordinating products… We don’t want to brag, but coordination is one of our strong points.

The artists at Stampin’ Up! have curated two unique collections of exclusive coordinating products we call Product Medleys that give you the materials you need to create something amazing.  As part of the Retirement List, two Product Medleys are currently available, only while supplies last, at some DEEP DISCOUNTS!
The Botanical Prints Product Medley is a perfect example. The medley includes stamps, paper, dies, and accessories for creating cards and more. This product medley is also available in French.

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The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is the second amazing deal: Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You’ll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products.

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Country Club: A Hole-in-One

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

Celebrate Dad like the champion he is! The Country Club Suite is a classic blend of argyle, plaid, and iconic golf images. It’s perfect for Father’s Day, masculine birthday cards, and projects for any sports enthusiast, male or female!

The Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder is sure to be a hit for everything from Father’s Day to baby showers, so you’ll definitely want it on your shopping list.

The card tutorial I’m sharing is rich in color, texture, and details. It features heat embossing, dry embossing, and distressing techniques. This card will score a hole-in-one this Father’s Day, and don’t forget other dads (sons, uncles, brothers and grandfathers) when you are making and mailing cards!

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Clubhouse (#151583)

CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Poppy Parade (#119793), Basic Gray (#121044), Smoky Slate (#131202), Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)

PAPER: Country Club Designer Series Paper (#151314)

INK: VersaMark (#102283), Uninked Stampin’ Pad & Whisper White Refill (#147277), Jet Black Stazon (#101406) or Tuxedo Black Memento (#132708)

ACCESSORIES: Stampin’ Emboss Powder White (#109132), Country Club Twine Combo Pack (#151318)

ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS: Sponge Daubers (3133773), Stitched Rectangle Dies (#148551), Golf Club Dies (#151580), Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (#151590), Embossing Buddy (#103083), Heat Tool (#129053)

TIPS: Use the Heat Tool to speed up the drying time for the Whisper White ink.

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What’s New at SU! – A Mini Bonanza

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Welcome to our blog hop through the January-June Mini Catalog: Our group of demonstrators from around the world look forward to sharing ideas that you can incorporate into your paper crafting using Stampin’ Up! products.

I’m showcasing my favorite part of the Bonanza Buddies Suite: The tag die!

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The size of the tag is generous and gives you plenty of room to stamp. These are two tags I made to use on my grandchildren’s birthday gifts:

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The stitched edge around the tag is a detail that adds a finishing touch. Plus the animal “buddies” fit on the tag with room for a sentiment. IMG_5028-(W)

You don’t have to stop at a gift tag, take that tag and put it on a card, too:

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As you are hopping through the blog posts, pause to leave a comment and grab a notebook to jot down creative ideas, draw a card sketch you want to try, color combinations you love or pin them to a Pinterest board!

Jump on over to Germany and Anke’s stamp studio next…or if you are going backwards through the hop, you can skip back to Mary Ann’s post:

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You can order the products we are showcasing in the hop from your demonstrator!

If you don’t have a demonstrator and live in the U.S. I’m happy to serve you. You can shop the products I’ve used today in my Stampin’ Store.

 

April 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call:

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cheryl Hamilton- Create with Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP Card

The think I love MOST about the Early Release Ornate Garden Suite is the DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!152488g

Some of the sheets of this paper (inspired by Victorian Foils) have gold foil designs on one side and they are so very frilly and feminine: IMG_5145-(W)

This card is a unique way to see BOTH sides of the paper by using the DSP as your card base. I’m sharing a tutorial and you can click on any of the project pictures to download it! It opens up accordion style like this: IMG_5146-(W)-1

If you struggle with die cutting detailed dies (like the ornate frames in this suite of paper crafting products) I shared a TIP on this Facebook Live Video that will make die cutting SO MUCH EASIER for fancy things like this!

Got a lot to say in your card? Add another layer of card stock in the first fold and you can write a longer message to the recipient: IMG_5147-(W)
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Ready to make one yourself? Click link to download a .pdf tutorial or on the image below!

Click here for Ornate Garden DSP Card tutorial

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Ornate Garden Early Release

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE

Do you delight in details? Love lace? Swoon for swirls? Stampin’ Up! is offering an early release of one suite from the upcoming Annual catalog and the Ornate Garden Suite may be a perfect match for your crafting style!

 

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Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

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The Ornate Garden Suite is a mega-suite, meaning it has two stamp set and die bundles, plus all the other coordinating goodies you’d expect, like Designer Series Paper, embellishments, and even an embossing folder. Your creativity will bloom and grow with all the possibilities this suite offers!

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Ornate Style Bundle

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Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Just in time for Spring and Mother’s Day cards that will be cherished as keepsakes, you can order part or all of this stunning suite HERE.

A Bonanza with the Cutest Buddies!

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

The Birthday Bonanza suite is a wild collection of adorable animals that  bring out the fun in any party

The Bonanza Buddies photopolymer stamp set is filled with lots of layering pieces so you can create lions, toucans and (koala) bears in multiple colors and the coordinating Bonanza Dies make it simple to cut out and build your animal friends to put on cards, tags, and treats!

This sweet and playful card features soft, bright colors and a design that is perfect for a birthday or even a baby shower. The party hat does double-duty as a stamped border for a touch of detail and texture.

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STAMPS: Bonanza Buddies (#151567)

CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Pool Party (#122924)

PAPER: None

INK: Flirty Flamingo (#147052), Pumpkin Pie (#147086), Daffodil Delight (#147094), Coastal Cabana (#147097), Gray Granite (#147118), Basic Gray (#149165)

ACCESSORIES: Baker’s Twine Solid Whisper White (#124262), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (#144212)

ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS: Bonanza Dies (#151566)

TIPS: Create several cards at once. It doesn’t take much longer and you’ll have extras on hand when you need them!

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More Love to Mail

But wait! There’s MORE! Yesterday I shared a Pink/Red/White card (or Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White), but if you haven’t had time to watch my Lunchtime Live Crafting Videos on Facebook each Monday, you may have missed some of the other Valentine themed projects I’ve been creating from the From My Heart Suite by Stampin’ Up!~ so I thought I’d share some here.

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If you have a hard time choosing which side of your Designer Series Paper to use on a card, make THESE CARDS instead, because you don’t have to choose! You can see one side on the front of the card and enjoy the other side of the DSP on the inside of the card! IMG_4398-(W)

They are simple enough to make with elementary students, too!

A few weeks ago, I demonstrated a few ideas for a party or small gift and made this fun tin with the same suite stuff:IMG_4385-(W)

One thing I really appreciate is that if you LOVE all these coordinating products, Stampin’ Up! has made it very easy to get them all (with a bit of a discount) with just one item from my Stampin’ Store! Of course, you can still pick and choose the products you like best (or order more of the things you LOVE).

Thanks for stopping by and may all the love you send come back to you!

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Heartfelt for Valentine’s Day

Are you ready to spread some love? That was my first thought when I saw the Global Design Project Color Challenge, since those colors just happened to be out on my desk anyway:

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This is the card that was born:

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You may notice an image that isn’t in the Heartfelt stamp set (the heart outline that says “with love”)…that was from the January “I’ll Bee Yours” Paper Pumpkin kit and coordinates with the Heart Punch Bundle, and it felt perfect for the project:IMG_4394-(W)

If you are planning to shoot a few Valentine cards off, you need to get your supplies ordered soon! IMG_4401

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