Reflected In Nature - Breathe Deep

Reflected In Nature

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I have this quick and easy Fun Fold card to share with all of you.  This fold has become very popular with the demonstrators I swap with and I'll tell you why... It's so easy!  You simply section off a portion of the front of the card, here it is 1 1/4" inches, but it could smaller or bigger.  Then you decorate the two parts. The mini scored section, then gets adhered to the inside panel and creates a booklet like fold instead of our standard fold.  It's easy, it's clever, and it's different.

Below you can find my list of supplies, and of course the directions to follow too.  At the very bottom is the link to the quick video tutorial for each step.  I know seeing is sometimes easier than reading instructions.

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Happy Stamping,

Susan

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Stamp Sets:

  • Reflected In Nature 156437

Ink:

  • Evening Evergreen 155576

Paper:

  •    Soft Succulent 155776
  •    Basic White 159276
  •    Painted Christmas DSP 156292

Accessories:

  •    Stampin’ Trimmer 152392
  •    Bone Folder 102300
  •    Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334
  •    Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653
  •    Rectangular Stitched Dies 148551
  •    Christmas Pinecones Dies 156309
  •    Dimensionals 104430
  •    Tombow Adhesive 110755
  •    Stampin’ Seal 152813
  •    Paper Snips 103579
  •    Evening Evergreen Ribbon 155573

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 11” x 4 ¼”  piece of Soft Succulent cardstock. Score at 5 ½” and  4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. Adhere a piece of 4 1/4” x 1” Painted Christmas Earth patterned paper to the card front in the scored off area.

  3. Wrap and adhere on the inside of the cover a 6” piece of Evening Evergreen Ribbon.

  4. Now add adhesive and tack the 1 ¼” section that was scored off, to the front of the card.

  5. Slip a second piece of ribbon behind the first, on the front of the card.  Tie a simple knot and then use your paper snips to even up the ends.

  6. Now stamp your image with the Evening Evergreen ink onto the 4” x 4” Basic White Cardstock.  Also stamp the lower sentiment with the same ink.  Adhere this layer to the front of the card.

  7. Now die-cut a Basic White label for your sentiment.  Also die-cut two pinecone dies from Early Espresso cardstock.

  8. Stamp the BREATHE DEEP sentiment with the Evening Evergreen ink on to the label and adhere with dimensionals.  This will allow for the pinecones to adhere behind the label with mini-glue dots.

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Pretty Pumpkins - Thankful for You

Pretty Pumpkins - Thankful for You

It's Monday again my stamping friends.  This week I could title my Monday post "REMAKE IT MONDAY" as this is a remake of last week's card project.

How did I change it up? 

  • To start I used the second side of the patterned paper to change the focal colors.
  • I also turned the sketch on it's side in the landscape format.  

How is it the same?  

  • All the same measurements and base elements of stamps and dies.
  • The same sketch idea.

I do have all the supplies listed again for you here and the step-by-step tutorial below.  Don't forget to take a look at the Show & Tell Video  too!

Happy Stampin',

Susan

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Stamp Sets:

   Pretty Pumpkins 156472

Ink:

   Merry Merlot 147112

Paper:

   Bumble Bee 153077

   Basic White 159276

   Cajun Craze 119684

   Beauty of the Earth DSP 155841

Accessories:

   Stampin’ Trimmer 152392

Bone Folder 102300

   Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

   Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653

   Tasteful Labels Dies 152886

   Detailed Pumpkin Dies 156477

   Dimensionals 104430

   Tombow Adhesive 110755

   Blender Pen 102845

   Artistry Blooms Sequins 152477

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Bumble Bee. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. Adhere a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Beauty of the Earth patterned paper to the card front.  And a ¾” x 4” piece of Beauty of the Earth patterned paper to the liner of Basic White measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

  3. Die-cut one pumpkin from Cajun Craze cardstock with the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.  Use a die brush to help remove the cut bits.  Add to the card with liquid adhesive.

  4. Stamp sentiment with Merry Merlot ink on Basic White cardstock.  Die-cut your label sentiment with the Tasteful Labels Dies.  Add to the card front with dimensionals.

  5. Stamp the detailed pumpkin with Merry Merlot Ink on Basic White cardstock. Blend the ink to fill the image with the Blender Pen. Die-cut and add to the card front with dimensionals.

  6. Add Artistry Blooms sequence to the card for embellishment.


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Pretty Pumpkins - So Thankful

Pretty Pumpkins - So Thankful

This week I am stamping with the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and Detailed Pumpkin Dies again.  This time I am using the Beauty of the Earth patterned paper to create my background, and then adding stamped and die-cut images and sentiments to build my focal point.  I choose my colors for this project straight from the DSP package.  It makes it simple to create, just look at the coordinating colors for the package and you are ready to craft!

I use a Blender Pen Technique to color my stamped pumpkin and stamped leaves to blend the ink after stamping.  So I stamped on the Basic White cardstock and then used the Blender Pen to spread or blend the ink into the white sections of the image.  It gives it a great color on color image, plus it allows you to have any color marker by using the Blender Pen.  Plus, you can color outside of the lines, since you will be die-cutting the images after.

Here is the list of supplies I used and then the step-by-step instructions to complete the card.

Happy Stamping,

Susan

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Stamp Sets:

Pretty Pumpkins 156472

Ink:

Merry Merlot 147112

   Cajun Craze 147085

   Old Olive 147090

Paper:

Merry Merlot 146979

   Basic White 159276

   Beauty of the Earth DSP 155841

Accessories:

   Stampin’ Trimmer 152392

Bone Folder 102300

   Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

   Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653

   Tasteful Labels Dies 152886

   Detailed Pumpkin Dies 156477

   Dimensionals 104430

   Tombow Adhesive 110755

   Blender Pen 102845

   Artistry Blooms Sequins 152477

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Merry Merlot cardstock. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. Adhere a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Beauty of the Earth patterned paper to the card front.  And a ¾” x 4” piece of Beauty of the Earth patterned paper to the liner of Basic White measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

  3. Die-cut one pumpkin from Merry Merlot cardstock with the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.  Use a die brush to help remove the cut bits.  Add to the card with liquid adhesive.

  4. Stamp sentiment with Merry Merlot ink on Basic White cardstock.  Die-cut your label sentiment with the Tasteful Labels Dies.  Add to the card front with dimensionals.

  5. Stamp the detailed pumpkin with Cajun Craze Ink on Basic White cardstock. And the leaves with Old Olive ink.  Blend the ink to fill the image with the Blender Pen. Die-cut and add to the card front with dimensionals.

  6. Add Artistry Blooms sequence to the card for embellishment.




 

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Pretty Pumpkins - I'd Pick You!

Pretty Pumpkins - I'd Pick You!

Today I am sharing this fun pumpkin project featuring the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating dies Detailed Pumpkins. 

At first I thought of doing a mono-chromatic card creation with just the Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie colored cardstock, but in the end I wanted the leaves too, so I added the Old Olive embellishments.

I just love how easily this card came together.  Simple Stamping of the sentiment followed by some selective die cutting for the label.  Then easy peasy die-cutting of the detailed pumpkins and wonderfully embossed leaves.  I added some dry embossing with the Ornate Floral embossing folder to soften the card front.  Layer it all together and you have this project.

Here's the tutorial and list of materials I used.   But remember, this layout could be CASED, just use your own dies and follow along.  Check out the quick video tutorial I post at the end here as well.

Happy Stamping,

Susan

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Stamp Sets:

  • Pretty Pumpkins 156472

Ink:

  • Pumpkin Pie 147086

Paper:

  • Pale Papaya 155776
  • Pumpkin Pie 105117
  • Old Olive 100702
  • Very Vanilla 101650

Accessories:

  • Stampin’ Trimmer 152392
  • Bone Folder 102300
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653
  • Ornate Layers Dies 152726
  • Detailed Pumpkin Dies 156477
  • Ornate Floral Embossing Folder 152725
  • Dimensionals 104430
  • Mini Glue Dots 103683

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 11“ x 4 ¼ “ piece of Pale Papaya cardstock. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. Emboss card front with Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.

  3. Stamp sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Sized to fit with extra cardstock for die-cutting the label.  Use the Ornate Layers Die to die cut, leaving one end trimmed off.

  4. Die-cut two pumpkins from Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.

  5. Die-cut three leaves from Old Olive cardstock with the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.

  6. Assemble the card.

    1. First the sentiment with dimensionals.  Lift it up to be able to position pumpkins behind.

    2. Add pumpkin dies with glue dots and dimensionals.

    3. Add leaves with glue dots.

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Beauty of Friendship Bundle - Fancy Fold

Beauty of Friendship

Youtube Video Link

 

Stamp Sets: Beauty of Friendship Bundle           155837

Ink: Cider Cinnamon 153114,  Mossy Meadow 147111

Paper: Cider Cinnamon 153078, Very Vanilla 101650, Cajun Craze 119684

Accessories: 

  • Stampin’ Trimmer 152392

  • Bone Folder 102300

  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

  • Rectangular Stitched Dies 151820

  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies 151690

  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653

  • Tombow Adhesive 110755

  • Mini Dimensionals 144108

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 8 ½ “ x 5 ½” (or 4 ¼” x 11”) piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Score in the center  at 4 ¼” or (5 ½”). Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. Cut another piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at ¾” x 5 ½” and fold at the center.  Add Tomow adhesive to one side and adhere to the center of the card on the back panel.  This piece creates the fancy fold arm.

  3. Cut the center panel of Very Vanilla cardstock at 5 ¼” x 4”.  Stamp the tree with Cinnamon Cider and the tree top with Mossy Meadow ink along the inside edge of the panel.  Then stamp the sentiment with the Mossy Meadow ink as well.  Adhere to the center with adhesive.

  1. Cut the front panel of Very Vanilla cardstock at 5 ¼“ x 4” and die-cut with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die.  Then stamp four trees and tree tops repeating the colors from the inside panel.

  2. Now add more overlapping tree tops to the edges, and then go back and stamp in the tree trunks.  Adhere this panel to the front of your card.

  1. Now create the front embellishment and sentiment tag. 

    1. Die-cut the tree trunk from a scrap of Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

    2. Die-cut the bird from a scrap of Cajun Craze cardstock.

    3. Stamp the tree top with Mossy Meadow onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then die-cut that as well.

    4. Die-cut a sentiment tag from Very Vanilla cardstock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Then stamp your sentiment with the Mossy Meadow ink.

  2. Now add the sentiment tag with dimensionals along the folded  Cinnamon Cider flap.

  3. Then build the die-cut tree on the end.  I used a snipped edge of the dimensionals sheet to adhere the trunk.  And mini dimensionals to add the tree top and bird.

 

Words of Cheer - Holiday Card

Words of Cheer - Holiday Card

 

Stamp Sets: 

  Words of Cheer 156357

Ink: 

  Real Red 147084

Paper: 

  Basic White 159276, Real Red, Painted Christmas DSP 156292

Accessories:

  Stampin’ Trimmer 152392, Bone Folder 102300, Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

  Tasteful Labels Dies 152886, Wink of Stella 141897, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut an 8 ½ “ x 5 ½” piece of Basic White cardstock. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. With Memento Ink, stamp the floral image on a piece of Basic White cardstock cut to 4 x 4 ¼”.  I did use the stamparatus for this step.

  3. Now color the image with your Blend Markers.  Light Real Red for the flowers, Soft Seafoam Green for the leaves and Dark Real Red for the berries.

  4. Adhere the two strips of DSP from the Painted Christmas package cut to 1 x 4 ¼”, to the front of the card at each edge.  I used the Tombow liquid adhesive to allow for positioning adjustments.

  5. Now add the painted floral piece with dimensionals in the center of the card front.

  6. Next I add a strip of Real Red cardstock at 5 ½” x ½” with Tombow adhesive to add a paper ribbon across the base of the image.

  7. Stamp your chosen sentiment in Real Red ink and then die cut with a die that fits the size.  I die-cut the small label from the Tasteful Labels Dies for my sample.

  8. Now with a dimensional, add the sentiment to the card over the paper ribbon.

  9. To add a bit of sparkle, I colored my image with the Wink of Stella brush.

 

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Beauty of Friendship - You Inspire Me

 

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Beauty of Friendship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Beauty of Friendship [155834]

Card Stock –  Thick Basic White, Misty Moonlight

Stamp Pads – Misty Moonlight

Misc -  Beauty of the Earth DSP [155841], Tasteful Textiles EF [152718], Stitched Rectangular [151820]

Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals, Silver Epoxy Essentials [155567]

 

Beauty of Friendship - You Inspire Me

Quick and simple card project!  Just four strips of Designer Series Paper, backed with a coordinating cardstock color.  Dressed up with an embossing folder on the card base.  Add your sentiment on a fancy die cut tag and you're ready to go.

Measurements:

  • Card Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ [score at 4 ¼]
  • Mount 4 ⅝ x 3 ¼ 
  • DSP Panels 1 x 3 (qty 4) start with a 3 x 4 panel
  • Sentiment Scrap 

Instructions:

  • Fold & Score your Card Base at 4 ¼  inches.

  • Emboss the 5 ¼ x  4 front panel with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder.

  • Die-cut:

    • One Basic White Rectangular Label - stamp sentiment

    • One Misty Moonlight Rectangular Label

  • Adhere the 4 DSP strips to the mounting cardstock piece with liquid adhesive.

  • Add the mounted image to the card front with dimensionals.

  • Add the white sentiment label to the colored label with one dimensional and offset the position.  Then add to the front of the card.

  • Stamp the sentiment inside the card, and the tree stamp from the stamp set.

  • Add an epoxy gem to the label for embellishment.

 

 

 









 

Beauty of Friendship | 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP FOR 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

 

 

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for May 2021.  This month we are focused on a few of our NEW favorite things.  And I have to tell you I have fallen for this new TREE THEMED bundle - Beauty of Friendship.  

The stamps are beautiful and easy to use all by themselves.  The dies are beautiful as well, and can also be used solo.  Then you use them together and you have wonderful projects before you know it!

This project actually came together from a series of scraps and other leftover pieces and parts from projects recently designed and crafted on my studio table.  I truly believe, even scrap can be created into another project.  I know I am not the only one out there who hoards their scraps!

I do not have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share for this specific card today.  But I do have one from one of the prior projects that showcases how I stamped the background panel.  So that link is shared if you are interested.   YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK 

For this project the tutorial is included below to list all the supplies and measures, plus instructions for crafting. 

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with  Kimberley Anne Morris .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

BLOG ROLL CALL

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

Susan Webster - You Are  Here

Project Tutorial:

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Beauty of Friendship [154983]

Card Stock – Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Garden Green, Cajun Craze

Stamp Pads – Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze

Misc - Beautiful Tree Dies [155840], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Tombo, Dimensionals

Measurements:

  • Card Base Size 8 ½ x 5 ½ [score at 4 ¼]
  • Misty Moonlight 5 ¼ x 4 , 5 ¼ x ½ 
  • Basic White 5 x 3 ¾, scrap 
  • Cinnamon Cider Scrap
  • Garden Green Scrap
  • Cajun Craze Scrap

Instructions:

Stamping the Background Panel

  • Using the tree top stamps and the small texture stamp, along with the three colored ink pads, I stamped the Basic White panel to fill with background color.

Die Cutting

  • Die cut the tree trunk from Cinnamon Cider scrap card stock

  • Die cut the tree top from the Garden Green scrap cards stock

  • Die cut the rectangular stitched label from Basic White

  • Die cut the bird from the Cajun Craze

Stamping Sentiment

  • Ink and stamp your sentiment with Misty Moonlight onto the label die-cut

Put It All Together

  • With Tombow adhesive add the stamped background panel to the Misty Moonlight layer.

  • Then add the thin Misty Moonlight strip for embellishment

  • Next add the sentiment label with dimensionals

  • Now add the die-cut tree and tree top, plus the little bird.

  • Now adhere the assembled card front to the front of your card base with dimensionals as well.