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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Playful Pets Suite

The purr-fectly whimsical Playful Pets suite includes stamps that capture the cute personalities of some of our favorite 4-legged friends, while the dies make crafting with the stamps or Designer Series Paper fast and fabulous.

I’m showing one layout done two ways. The first is a simple stamping card using stamps, ink, and paper. The second is a stepped up version that adds in die cutting, 3D embossing, and heat embossing.

Playful Pet Cards

SUPPLIES:

BOTH CARDS:

STAMPS

Stamp Set Cling Pampered Pets (#152520)

PAPER

Whisper White cardstock (#100730)

Basic Gray cardstock (#121044)

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (#152489)

ADHESIVE

Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

Stampin’ Seal (#152813)EMBELLISHMENTS

Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack (#152466)

SIMPLE STAMPING CARD:

INK

Jet Black Stazon Pad (#101406)

Watercolor Pencils (#141709)

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (#149014)

Real Red Ink Pad (#147084)

Basic Gray Ink Pad (#149165)

OTHER

Sticky Note

STEPPED UP CARD:

PAPER

Real Red cardstock (#102482)INK

VersaMark Pad (#102283)

TOOLS

Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (#149643)

Stitched Rectangles Dies (#151820)

Heat Tool (#129053)

EMBELLISHMENTS

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132 )

Playful Pets Trinkets (#152465)

TIP: When creating a mask, stamp the image over the sticky section of a sticky note so that the sticky will help the mask stay in place while stamping.

Coordinating Products

Playful Pets Suite Collection

Pampered Pets Bundle

Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

 Playful Pets Trinkets

Watercolor Pencils

Blender Pens

Stampin' Seal

Playful Pet Suite

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Playful Pet Suite

 

A World of Good In Your Hands

 

The Annual Catalog Inspiration
My husband and I were supposed to go to Germany last month…a dream vacation we had been saving for years to take! While that trip is on hold now until 2022, I’ll take comfort in the World of Good suite to do some armchair travel or document past adventures.

This suite has an antique, old-world elegance and includes the Beautiful World stamp and die bundle, foil accented World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, a coordinating Memories & More card pack, and antiqued embellishments that will make your projects rich in detail.

Get your adventures started with an out-of-the-box creation using a new Mini Paper Pumpkin box!

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World of Good Suitcase Box

World of Good Suitcase Box
Cover the box with a piece of the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, then use coordinating products to embellish.

TIPS:

*Use a Bone Folder to curve the card stock strip used for the handle. The Bone Folder will stretch and bend the paper fibers without creasing, giving you a smoother handle.

*Store treasures from a trip in this box: It fits nicely in a bookshelf and you can open it whenever you want to return to the memories it holds!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS

Stamp Set Cling Beautiful World (#152994)

PAPER

Whisper White cardstock (#100730)

Crumb Cake cardstock (#120953)

Mossy Meadow cardstock (#133676)

World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (#152491)

INK

Crumb Cake ink pad (#147116)

Cinnamon Cider ink pad (#153114)

ADHESIVE

Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

Stampin’ Seal (#152813)

Tear & Tape (#138995)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS

Stitched Shapes Dies (#152323)

Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch (#152709)

World Map Dies (#152712)

Paper Snips (#103579)

Bone Folder (#102300)

EMBELLISHMENTS

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box (#153069)

Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements (#152471)

Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim (#152472)

KITS

World Of Good Memories & More Card Pack (#153600)

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Masking (Crafting, not Covid)

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

Long before it was a Covid-19 thing, stampers were masking – in a fun way!

Masking is a simple technique that blocks off areas of a project to create white space. It can create a faux layering effect or highlight an area for a greeting or focal point. Masking can be loose and artsy with torn edges or precise straight lines or shapes depending on what you use to create your mask.

This card also features several new products from the gorgeous Flowers For Every Season Suite:

Celebrate Sunflowers Masked Card

Use a sticky note to cover the section of the card you want to leave blank. Stamp over the top and color image, then remove the sticky note to reveal the blank space. Add a greeting or border, as shown on the finished card.

TIP: Sticky notes are ideal for creating torn, punched, or die-cut masks because they are thin and the sticky section helps hold them in place temporarily without damaging your paper or cardstock.

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Stampin’ Up! creates “suites” of coordinating products to make your crafting come together beautifully. The ease of adding everything with one click is the EASY BUTTON, but you may also purchase them individually.

The Flowers for all Seasons suite includes the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set shown above and others that work together in harmony for you:

Flowers For Every Season Suite Collection  Jar Of Flowers Bundle Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper Mason Jar Shaker Domes Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Combo Pack Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pac Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

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Come back Wednesday for a different view of the Flowers for Every Season Suite…through colored glasses!

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Flowers for Every Season Suite

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.

Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301

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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.

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley #150059

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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!

Country Club – Father’s Day Card

Country Club - Father's Day Card

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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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Country Club Suite

 

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!

 

PROJECT SAMPLES

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Sample
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PRODUCTS

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!

Ornate Thanks Bundle

Ornate Thanks Bundle

Ornate Thanks Bundle

Ornate Style Bundle

Ornate Style Bundle

Ornate Style Bundle

Gilded Gems

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.

Birthday Bonanza - Tag Note Card

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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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Birthday Bonanza Suite