New at SU: Happy Trails to Happy Tails

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Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop: Today our international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are hosting a “Retirement Parade” showing you some of our favorite stamps that will be retired by June 2nd.

I chose the Happy Tails stamp set in memory of my walking companion of 10 years who we had to say good-bye to not long ago. While Tiger (my dog) wasn’t a Dalmation, it seemed to fit this fun-fold card perfectly:IMG_5341-(W)-2

It’s a tri-fold card and I started with a 12″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock (scored at 4″ and 8″) and used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame on the front flap of the card.  IMG_5343-(W)

Once the card is completely open, there is plenty of space to write your message:

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The Happy Tails stamp set is retiring, but the Dog Builder Punch will be carrying over to the new catalog (with no coordinating stamp set) so this is the time to get your paws on both of them!

Tiger was a loyal, patient and loving dog who was a blessing to our family and is missed. Happy Trails, Tiger and the Happy Tails stamp set!

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You can move backwards or continue forward through the other awesome projects in our Retirement Parade!  You are sure to find a reason to contact your demonstrator ASAP to get something you won’t want to craft without before it’s gone 🙂

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The May 2020 Blog Hop Participants:

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Margriet Siekman- Margriet Siekman

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Terry Montgomery- Terryfic Cards

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Sale-a-Bration Coordination

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It’s been fun, but the Sale-a-Bration party is winding down…with only 5 days left to add a free item (or two) to your collection, I wanted to show off a few very versatile items that will allow you to craft through all four seasons of the year, but HURRY, many of them are only here until March 31, 2019!!

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The Painted Seasons Sale-a-Bration bundle has DinsINKtive stamp images for Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall, along with a pack of coordinating Designer Series Paper that is a splendid variety (those toadstools are adorable!). You can choose this bundle FREE with a $100 U.S. order, and the other supplies to create these cards can help you collect a qualifying order!

To make the coordination and your crafting even easier, there is a matching framelit die set for the flowers and leaves and the More Than Words stamp set has greetings for multiple celebrations (and which, coincidentally, has sentiments for almost ALL of our S-A-B 2019 stamp sets): Both are available to purchase for a only few more days.

Let’s take a look at the details of these cards:

It’s a simple fold that really makes your card more exciting to open and the Stitched Rectangle Framelits are a necessity in your die cutting collection.

Make the world a brighter place: Stamp a card and mail it to someone today!

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What’s New at SU! Blog Hop: Rectangle Stitched Framelits

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Thanks for joining us as we “hop” through the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog ~ This worldwide group of demonstrators are thrilled to share exciting new creative ideas with you!

There are few things as versatile in your craft stash as “Basic Shapes” tools, so I’m delighted to showcase the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies:

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One of the things I love about these framelits is that they cut a rectangle, but leave stitching on the inside AND outside of the shape!

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Let’s learn how to make a landscape Lever Card using your rectangle framelits and the Amazing Life stamp set (bundle both items together and you save 10%!).

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For this card you’ll also need:

  • Card base (I used Granny Apple Green card stock): 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/5″
  • Inside layer (white): 4″ x 9-1/2″ scored at 3″, 6″ and 9″
  • Designer Series Paper-DSP- (I used Tropical Escape): 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • One more piece of white card stock for front layer
  • Ink: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy
  • Big Shot

Apply adhesive **just around the outside edge** of your DSP and adhere to front of card, then cut frame out with the Big Shot and separate the two pieces you cut out.

Stamp the inside layer (white) and fold into a “Z” and adhere the 3″ panel to the inside  of the open card toward the right end (see photo above). Next, mark the 1/2″ tab through the window as shown (below left).

 

Cut out between the lines and along the score line with your scissors. I used Tear & Tape adhesive on the small tabs, then adhered the tabs to the front of the card just by closing the card. (Above, right)

Apply adhesive JUST TO THE WHITE layer you see through the front window and lay the green rectangle you cut out at the beginning right back into that opening. (It will only stick where the adhesive is on the white layer.)

Stamp and embellish a smaller rectangle to layer on top of front (swinging) panel.

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Your comments or questions about this card are welcome! Then continue on your Occasions Catalog tour with Pat or pop back to see Anke’s creativity.

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Contact your demonstrator to purchase Stampin’ Up! products and try your hand at a Lever Card…it’s really simple! Don’t have a demonstrator? I’m happy to serve you if you live in the U.S.A.

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Diagonal Fold Card Tutorial

Today I am sharing a fun card and envelope tutorial that uses the Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate from Stampin’ Up! If you are visiting to see the long envelope tutorial, you can see it here…but stick around for a minute to see this fun fold card, too! We’ll start with the card front:
 
The finished card is 4″x4″ and opens like this:

To create this card, use a piece of 12″x4″ card stock (I used Marina Mist). Score it at 4″ and 8″ on the Simply Scored, then put on your diagonal plate and score diagonally at from the top corner and at the 8″ mark. Fold the straight score lines in toward the center of the card and then fold the triangle folds BACK away so that two folded edges meet in the center of the front of your card.

Cut your Designer Series Paper to 3.5″ square and cut in half diagonally to put on the front of the card inside the scored diagonal areas. I used the Nursery Nest DSP which has been retired, but try any of our fun NEW Designer Series Paper and create your own!

Next, create a 3″x3″ focal point (the baby feet on this sample) and when you are adhering it to the front of the card, ONLY use adhesive in the bottom left corner/triangle so that your card can open! For my focal point, I did the emboss resist technique with the Baby Prints stamp set: Stamp baby feet on white card stock using Versamark ink and emboss in white (or clear). Sponge ink over cooled, embossed image and wipe off the excess with a tissue: Voila! Your feet appear magically!

Of course, this card needs a special envelope, so I created a matching one with the Simply Scored tool and Diagonal Plate (for tutorial, click HERE):