All-in-One Card: Birthday Delivery Style

There is always a birthday to celebrate, so let’s make a card and envelope: All-in-One! Here’s the quick version of my Facebook LIVE demonstration~ I prefer short videos, so hang on to your stamps and let’s craft:

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We’ll be creating these fun cards at my Stamp-a-Stack Card Class this Saturday (along with 3 other card designs from the new catalog). If you are in the Utah County area, get your ticket ASAP, as space is limited.
It was fun to figure out how to use all the extraordinary Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (included in the bundle or separately). Here’s one more finished sample:

Eastern Palace Fun Fold Card

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Only a few more days to pre-order some opulent products from the upcoming catalog in exclusive bundles! The Eastern Palace Suite has some gorgeous pieces to build a “whole new world” of crafting and I’m sharing a tutorial with you today:

Eastern Palace Triple Flap Card

Download the tutorial and Order your Eastern Palace bundle before May 31, 2017 and you’ll receive either the Very Vanilla notecards & envelopes FREE (starter bundle) or the Very Vanilla card stock and Medium Envelopes FREE (premier bundle), along with another .pdf tutorial from me for 3 different cards to create from your order!

 

Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

I’ve been having fun crafting with this simply gorgeous DSP this week (Eastern Elegance~Item 130131). You may have seen the birthday card I created with it for the Friday Mashup a few days ago. Since the paper was on my desk anyway, it seemed like a good time to use it for a few other projects:

A friend asked me to make a few wedding cards for her, so I chose to create pocket cards (in case she wants to tuck in a gift card or cash. Love that you can use all the different designs and they coordinate so beautifully!

My Stampin’ Up! friend Pam also passed her $100K milestone, so I created this swing card for her and on the right you can see how it opens up with a place to write. She always incorporates a LOT of details in her creations, so this card has some extras just for her! Then it went into this little monogrammed pocket envelope (made using the Envelope Punch Board) along with a 100 Grand candy bar, of course 🙂

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A Happy Hello/Goodbye Sale-a-Bration

5 days left of Sale-a-Bration and I’ve had fun demonstrating these boxes at my March parties from the Happy Hello Card Kit:

The instructions for the boxes are on Barb’s website HERE...and my only change/suggestion to make it easier is to put your card on the Simply Scored with the flat side flush against the left side and score at 1″, then flip the card over so the other flat edge is flush against the left side and score again at 1″. Turn the card so the blue chevrons are on the left edge and score down the edge of the pattern at 3″.

I used a clear envelope with the sticky flap cut off for the “bag” inside the box and filled it with chocolate, my favorite treat.

They are really fun to make, but since the kit comes with 8 cards and envelopes (and everything else to make these cards)…

…I had a lot of these cute envelopes left over! What to do with them?? So I came up with this:

It’s a gift card holder!

Here are the simple steps to make your own:

1. Cut white card stock 2-3/4″ x 9-3/4″. Score at 1-7/8″ and 5-7/8″ on the Simply Scored Tool (122334).  Punch a half circle (I used the 1-3/8″ punch) on the smaller flap edge and the Scallop Trim Border punch (118402) on the larger side edge. Adhere sticky strip to the very edge of the smaller flap sides.

2. On the opposite side of the card stock, stamp your image. NOTE: This image is from the Carry On set which is only available when you host a party and will be retired at the end of May…call me today to schedule a private class 🙂

3. Remove red from sticky strip and fold in to create pocket. Add a small strip of colored card stock under the decorative edge and mount the pocket to a 4-1/4″ x 3″ piece of card stock.

4. Take the envelope from the Happy Hello Sale-a-Bration card kit and score at 1-3/8″ and 4-1/2″ using the Simply Scored.

5. Insert a 3-3/4″ x 3″ piece of Designer Series Paper into the scored envelope and mark with pen so you know where to trim:

6. Remove the DSP, trim and adhere to center front section of envelope. Trim into the envelope flap along score lines, fold and adhere to sides (or remove). Insert card into envelope.

7. Punch 8 layers of Creped Filter Paper (129393) using 1-1/4″ scallop circle punch (127811) and push brad through the center of all circles. Scrunch each layer up to form flower. Spray flower with Stampin’ Spritzer (126185) filled with rubbing alcohol and 4 drops of re-inker (I used Melon Mambo). Create a belly band with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (119275) and insert flower brad to secure in the front.

Voila! A beautiful way to present a gift card AND use up those gorgeous envelopes from the Happy Hello Card Kit from Sale-a-Bration!

to purchase the items used in this tutorial and get the Happy Hello Card Kit FREE when you spend $50…but hurry! It’s only available through Friday, March 22nd when we must say GOOD-BYE to Sale-a-Bration 2013 😦

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Doing the Belly-(band) Dance

Sometimes all it takes to go from boring to WOW!  is a little belly(band) dance!
For instance, take a kraft box and wrap a strip of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) around it and voila! A simply elegant gift without wrapping paper! A perfectly placed stamped tag always covers the seam perfectly, too.

By the way, this little box (from the Holiday Mini catalog) is the perfect size for giving a stack of cookies made with the new Cookie Press Stamps).

Consider the elegance of the belly-band as it dresses up a jar of homemade Apple Pie Filling:

And of course, a gate-fold card kept closed with the versatile and stylish belly-band wrap just piques interest as to what holiday message could be hiding within:

So if you find yourself needing a little “dancing” this holiday season, try the Belly-Band Dance…and then share a link in the comments showing off your own!