The TGIF Challenge last Friday got me brewing up an idea to share, and today I did a live video on my FB page to demonstrate this unique card fold using the Delightful Tag Topper punch to tie it closed!
As long as I was crafting, I wanted to use some new products from the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration that both start tomorrow (January 4, 2022), so here’s the first card I demonstrated using the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper:
You can make this card with just a little space to write in under the top flap, or add a card that opens inside so you can compose a long love letter.
Then I flipped the card to a side closure and showed off the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper that you can choose as a free Sale-a-Bration product with a $50 order. This cheerful paper coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in the J-J Mini Catalog, so of course you’ll want both!
This one is also a gift card holder, which would make anyone’s day more sunny:
I’ll post the supplies here tomorrow once the catalogs go live, but meanwhile, you can watch the video tutorial below or on my page:
The first idea that came to mind was a shaker card when I saw the #tgifc342 sketch, and the second idea was that it would be lovely in the #gdp317 color challenge:
I am participating in Stampin’ Up!’s virtual convention #onstageathome so as I was listening to a class, I had time to put my ideas to paper, so to speak!
I used Faux Snow from Dollar Tree inside my shaker and colored the white seam binding ribbon with my dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend marker. Sometimes you have to pull pieces from multiple stamp sets to create what you imagined in your head, so the. sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set (all supplies listed below) and stars came from the beloved Seasons of Fun set (remember to choose it as part of your host rewards when your order is over $150).
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all my stamping friends who have supported my business. I earned the following awards this year and it’s all courtesy of your friendship and loyalty. YOU are the best reward I could ever ask for!
It was hard to sleep last night, so I imagined crafting with the colors from the #tgifc341 challenge: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Pale Papaya. To be honest, it didn’t help me sleep, but it did make me excited to create this card for my FB Live today!
Can’t get enough pumpkins for the fall, and the daisies were a whimsical touch paired with my polka-dot pumpkin, don’t you agree? The background was hand drawn with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends markers. Don’t be afraid to make your own plaid!
Mixing up all your stamps and supplies can expand your creativity!
Do you feel like you make the same style of card over and over again? The best way to STRETCH your creative muscles is with a SKETCH!
For my Lunchtime LIve Crafting on my Facebook page today, I started with the #TGIFC329 sketch challenge and the Feels Like Home Sale-a-Bration stamp set…I’m having a ball using these freebies in my Monday videos to help inspire YOU on ways to use the gifts/supplies you earn for each $50 spent through September 30th, and if you want to watch today’s video tutorial, click here!
This is the TGIF sketch challenge and here are my finished card(s):
When you buy the supplies to create this card, you could choose the stamp set FREE!
I thought it was fun to flip the embossed layer over so the mortar is squeezing out between the bricks. It feels very “Mediterranean Seaside” to me… like an armchair vacation to Greece.
Pondering the current TGIF color challenge last night and this card interrupted my sleep…but I filed it to memory and made it this morning!
I was going to color the amazing sheep with markers, then I realized we have a horrible, awful oversight by Stampin’ Up! — NO COASTAL CABANA Stampin’ Blends? I considered making signs and picketing at the home office, but a protest of one may not get their attention.
So I stamped it on card stock and fussy cut around it.
Still looks awesome, so I’ll save my signs for later…
The Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies are both items you can choose FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, but if you have to get one at a time, select the dies first, as they are only available while supplies last!
I gave my Sprinkled Ink Team the challenge to create a project using a color palette including a 2021-2023 In Color and this is the card I came up with (because you can’t ask your team to do something you aren’t willing to do)!
I flipped the black & white vs colored strip around so I could teach how to do the emboss resist technique: It’s an easy WOW that makes any card irresistible (see what I did there?).
To do this, you simply need to emboss your image in white or clear embossing powder onto white card stock, then blend ink over your embossed images~ the embossed images resist the ink and appear magically!
Watch HOW here:
Remember: When you buy the Dragonfly Garden BUNDLE (stamps + punch) from my Stampin’ Store in June, you get 3 free projects in the mail! Consider this card a bonus idea 🙂
Looking for creative palettes using In Colors? Download the In Color Coach .pdf for the current 10 In Colors below!
While I’m a native southwestern girl, I confess I’m not really into southwestern decor. However, the Flowering Cactus Product Medley caught my attention in the Jan-June Catalog with a fresh palette and adorable images and fonts that really made me want to play with it.
Enter the #GDP293 color challenge with 3 new In Colors, and they’ve got me reaching for that Flowering Cactus…
While stamping the background, it’s not going to look good until you are almost finished stamping…don’t worry if it looks a mess, it will all work out fine!
This is the type of card you have to intentionally mail: Can you think of a friendship that has become richer through the years because you’ve been through a lot of “sticky” situations and “dry” seasons? Write down those memories and be grateful that you are closer because of them.
Don’t miss the chance to add the Flowering Cactus Product Medley to your stamping stash: It retires in June!
This is the time of year I make the most masculine cards. With Father’s Day coming up (and plenty of boy birthdays), I wanted to take the #TGIFC316 sketch and try it with the new Hats Off stamp set and dies.
The result was a card that reminds me of my both my father and father-in-love (a term borrowed from my friend Jan). What do you think?
Masculine cards don’t need a lot of embellishments, so once I figured out the width for the card stock strips, it didn’t take long to put together. They are all 4″ long and from the top, the widths are: 1/2″, 1-1/2″, 1″, 3/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. Choose any color combination you love, and I’ll put my supply list below if you want to copy it.
The stitching around the hat are from the dies and add just the right touch. TIP:Adhere your vellum to the card under the hat and you won’t see the adhesive showing through.
I think you’ll find plenty of occasions to use this very versatile hat, so order it in time to put it to use for Father’s Day!
Yesterday was a tragic comedy at my house: In an attempt to help, my son updated the OS on my MacBook…and the result was that I lost everything. That was just the beginning of my trauma, but I won’t bore you with how I ended up crying myself to sleep in the parking lot of Simply Mac as they reset my computer to factory settings.
Those days happen to everyone.
When things like this happen, I remind myself that I wouldn’t recognize happiness if I wasn’t familiar with misery. T The scripture that was on repeat in my head yesterday was from Doctrine & Covenants 29:39: “…if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet” (The D&C is a collection of modern day revelations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) I’m just grateful that the sun rose this morning and I can start again!