Simple Stamping with Delicate Dahlias
If you are looking for gorgeous florals to add to your stamp collection, the Delicate Dahlias Sale‑A‑Bration Stamp Set is an excellent choice. And with just a $100 usd | $120 cad purchase, you can get this two-step Distinktive stamp set for FREE.
You may want to imagine these dahlia images as dinner plate-sized blooms—because that’s how big some varieties grow in real life. They add instant beauty to any garden landscape with their candy colors, and because these flowers bloom into September in the Northern hemisphere, they can be stamped with abandon to create cards in warm autumn tones. (Our friends in the South Pacific start planting dahlias in September, so their choice may be fresh, springtime hues!)This month’s “simple stamping” projects were a cinch!
For details on how I assemble this card, be sure to check out my newest You Tube Video
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Today I made a fun fold card to share with you! Is it cute?? I made the card using the new Cute Halloween Suite by Stampin Up. This suite will be available in the new Mini Catalog August 2021.
To make this card you will need the following:
Highland Heather 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score on 8 1/2 side at 2 1/8 & 4 1/4
Pumpkin Pie 3 3/4 x 5 Embossed with Hammered Metal Folder
Basic Black 4 1/4x2 1/4
Basic White 1 x 4 1/4, 3 3/4x 5, 4x3/4
Old Olive 4 1/2x 2 1/2
Cute Halloween Suite pg 5 Mini Catalog
Banner Pick a Punch
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Today I am sharing with you a couple of my favorite projects! These are projects I have been making them for many years. This month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop Them is Rewind & Redo. Take something old and redo it to something new. How fun is that???
If you hopped from Tiziana Milano's blog, wasn't her projects AMAZING?? Be sure to continue to Kim Lamos after mine. And be sure to leave a comment I'd love to hear what you think!
We have a packed hop with amazing projects so be sure to visit everyone. I have a provided a list of hoppers at the end of this blog.
I knew right away the card I wanted to redo was the Triangle Flap Pocket card. And a go to box that I've made in different ways over the years. Now sadly I have searched for my original project and couldn't locate one. Which is crazy because I've made it so often!
I used the brand new, not yet, available, Frosted Gingerbread Suite....It's just so stinkin' fun.
I have never been successful baking or decorating gingerbread, so this suite is so easy to create fun designs!!
To make the card I used Real Red Cardstock as my base and Old Olive for the card insert.
You will need:
2 pieces of Real Red 4 1/4x11 and 4 1/4x 6 1/4
Old Olive 4 x 5 1/4
Basic White 3 3/4x 5
DSP 4 x 5 1/4 - cut on the diagonal.
Some scrap pieces of Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive and Real Red and Basic White
Take the largest piece of Real Red and with the 11" side at the top of the Simply Scored Score Board, score at 5 1/2
Using you Stampin Trimmer, line up the top of the score line to the bottom corner in the cutting line and cut...this will make a triangle flap. See picture.
Take the smaller piece of Real Red and with the 6 1/4 side at the top score one side at 3/4
Then line up the bottom edge of the score line to the bottom corner in the cutting line and cut the triangle.
Add adhesive to the 3/4 score section and adhere to the edge on the back of the large piece and fold over to the front, this will create the second flap. Now, take your triangles cut from the DSP and adhere to the flaps, reversing one side of the DSP.
2. Cut down on the score lines to create tabs in the next section, remove the 1/2' section and then section below it then slight trim the next.
3. Keep the next sections in tact and round the corners, this will be the lid or bottom of box.
4. Repeat step 2.
5. Remove the 1/2 tab
6. Add adhesive down the remaining 1/2 strip, fold box over and seal.
To decorate I cut the DSP 4 pieces 1 3/4x 4 3/o make the snowflakes, I used the dies that coordinate and cut them out using the DSP.
I hope you enjoyed the projects I share with you. Be sure to leave a comment and visit everyone's Blog.
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CASE = Copy and Share Everything
Are you shy about CASEing?
Seeing what Stampin’ Up! artists copy and share might help you feel a little more at ease and give you the courage to start employing this handy method for jumpstarting your own creativity. We suggest copying the layout, color scheme, or technique, but you can copy anything that makes you feel like pulling out your crafting supplies and starting on a project!
For the Je souris à la vie card, we CASEd the card’s eye-catching layout with its lovely layers and accents. We also feature a great technique that you can add to your papercrafting knowledge base: Use cornstarch or baby powder on the back of stickers when you want to remove the stickiness. This makes it easy to pop them up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. (We love trying new things!)
We CASEd a breathtaking color combo (Basic Black, Basic White, gold, Pale Papaya, and Soft Succulent) to create the Wunderbar card. Isn’t that color combination striking? We also used the new 5-5/16" x 4" (13.5 x 10.2 cm) Flower Market Die to make a perfect layer, allowing you to enhance a card front with lattice-like intricacy and detail. As you can see, we added cardstock scraps to the back to pull in extra color and create interest. You’ll love that effect in your cards!
On the Gecondoleerd card, we CASEd stamping and coloring on Designer Series Paper, and we think the Fresh Freesia and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends look lovely together! And our new Pale Papaya & White 1/2" (1.3 cm) Ribbon adds just the right touch of softness to complete the card.
What do you CASE? Share your projects!
Q: What do you get when you cross a sheep with a porcupine?
A: A sheep that can knit its own sweaters.
We couldn’t resist sharing a corny sheep joke with you, because in case you haven’t “herd,” Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner. And . . . are “ewe” ready for this? From 3 August–30 September 2021, you can earn fabulous, FREE Sale-A-Bration products with a qualifying purchase—like the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and coordinating Sheep Dies. They’ll have you flocking to parties so you can earn yours!
Fühl dich geknuddelt Card (4-1/4" x 5 1/2") (10.5 x 14.9 cm)For our casual project, we used just a few products to create a fun, simple card that anyone can make. Stamp and die-cut the sheep, add a little color with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, create a dimensional background with 1" x 3" (2.5 x 7.6 cm) strips of Basic Gray Cardstock, then dapple the “sky” with Resin Stars. Baa-adorable.
Tu es supeeerbe Card (4-1/4" x 5 1/2") (10.5 x 14.9 cm)We fancied up the Avid card by embossing the Basic Gray Cardstock Strips with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Our special trick? Add a little White Craft ink to the folder to leave cloudy impressions on the embossed paper.
You’re Amazing Card (4-1/4" x 5 1/2") (10.5 x 14.9 cm)For our final card we used Blending Brushes to add Basic Gray and Tuxedo Black Memento ink to a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock. Once the inks were blended, we spritzed the cardstock with water, then splattered it with White Craft ink before cutting the paper into 1" x 3" (2.5 x 7.6 cm) strips. This time we used the inked embossing folder technique on the card base, giving it a marbled look that contrasts nicely with the darker cardstock strips beneath.
Do you have any fun projects you’ve made with Stampin’ Up! embossing folders? Share them with us on social media!
Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!
The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!
What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video.
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Art in Bloom Step-by-Step Never Not Loving You Card (4-1/4" x 5")
Embossing Folders give you a fast way to add texture and depth to cardstock, and the process is so easy! Simply enclose your paper inside the folder and run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Embossing is relatively inexpensive and adds an extra element of tactile interest to your cards for extra enjoyment!! This embossing folder has a hybrid design that combines two steps into one, and we think you’re going to love it. The coordinating dies fit inside the embossing folder so it can cut and emboss at the same time! Ta da! See them in action here!
To create our casual Art in Bloom Card, emboss a piece of Pool Party Cardstock using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder—this time without the dies. Let the embossed cardstock be the centerpiece of this easy-to-make card. Add the label, some die-cut flowers, and a Baker’s Twine bow and you have a card that you can duplicate in multiple colors. Simply switch up the sentiment and use it for almost any occasion!
We stepped up our second card by adding two-step stamping and die-cutting using both the Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Bloom Dies in the Bloom Die Bundle. Such a timesaver and the technique is so clean and easy. The Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green inks really pop against the Pool Party Cardstock, don’t you think? A light dusting of Genial Gems completes this card and adds just the right amount of bling.
Our final card features the emboss resist technique for a painterly look that appears difficult but is in fact quite simple to achieve. Stamp the image in VersaMark ink, add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat emboss. Then, using a Blending Brush or Sponge Dauber, apply ink to your image, varying the pressure as you go to create variations in color depth. That’s it! We also added a sunshine-y floral center using Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, then finished with ethereal-looking vellum leaves. Gorgeous!
How have you been able to implement embossing into your projects? Share your work on social media because we love to see what you do!
I am so excited to share with you this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop! May's theme is probably the most difficult theme for me I always struggle making masculine cards. I don't know why, it just isn't natural to me I guess! I really have to stop and think about what I need to make. Even though some projects can be as simple as changing up the paper. Anyone else?
I hope you joined me from Tizina Milano's blog! And be sure to continue on to Kim Lamo's after viewing mine! There are so many amazing cards and projects so be sure to check everyone's out!!! And if you get lost along the way, there is a list of hoppers at the end of the blog.
Cardstock 10"x10 1/4"
DSP 12"x1 3/4"
Refer to the video below for assembly instructions.
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I hope you enjoyed my projects!
Whether you’re preparing to make several cards to have on hand, or you just want different options for the same overall design, stepping up is easy and fun.In fact, it’s a bit like baking. Sometimes you just want an easy boxed sheet cake with frosting, other days you crave a homemade recipe with layers, and for special days you go all out with fresh berries and crème fraiche. No matter the level, we’ve got something for you—and you’ll love these projects made using the Floating& Fluttering and Sweet Strawberry Stamp Sets.
To make the casual card, stamp the butterfly images in Tuxedo Black Memento ink directly on the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, then use the two-step images to add color and depth. Stamp off the ink on a piece of scrap paper to create varying ink tones. Then, die cut a few butterflies and pop them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Step this card up by adding more color to your butterfly menagerie with Bumblebee ink. Cut a label from Bumblebee Cardstock using the Fluttering Dies, then stamp it with VersaMark ink to create a sophisticated tone-on-tone effect. Finish with an elegant tag made using Basic Black Cardstock and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. (All the butterflies on this card are die cut and adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals!) The Gilded Gems are the perfect finishing touch.
Our artfully avid card features distressed edges on the Designer Series Paper layer and embossing on the Bumblebee Cardstock label. Our concept artist colored the butterflies with Watercolor Pencils, and the subtle ink splatter (made using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) adds a lovely vintage look.
Happy Stampin Steph