Posted in Butterfly, Fun/Fancy fold card

Butterfly Explosion Card

This is a really great card that I made for a special Fancy/Fun Fold Swap at Onstage in San Antonio. Several people have asked for the directions so I am going to do my best here.

Here is how the card “explodes”!

Start with an 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP). This design is from the Animal Expedition pack.

With the design facing the way you want it, fold down the top to fold it in half.

Open it back up and then take the left hand corner and fold it across to make a triangle.

Open it up and do the same with the right hand corner.

Open it back up. Now fold the left handed middle fold line inward.

Fold the right handed fold line inward. Note that where the 2 fold lines meet, it is the middle of the triangle.

Take the top left hand bottom corner and fold it to the middle. Do the same with the right handed bottom corner.

Flip it over and do the same on the back side.

Open it up and fold the ends inward on the fold line.

Flip it over and fold the backside ends inward on the fold line.

Cut a 4 1/2 x 9 inch piece of coordinating cardstock and score at 4 1/2 inches. This cardstock is Call Me Clover. Apply adhesive to one side and lay it down in the card as shown. Be sure that the top point is on the fold line.

While holding the folded DSP closed, apply adhesive to the topside. Close the card over the top and press firmly.

Open it up and viola! You have an explosion card!

The Fancy/Fun fold swap was so much fun! I got 12 great ideas to use in my classes. I always try to do a fun fold in each class. I hope you enjoyed learning about this card. I really enjoyed making them and swapping them!

Posted in Uncategorized

Exciting New Product!

Here I am in San Antonio for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage with my fellow stamping friends! As a demonstrator you are able to attend Onstage and get the new catalog a few months before everyone else! There are so many exciting new stamp sets! I will show you a few of the cards we made during Onstage with the new stamp sets.

This set is so adorable! It is made with the Free As A Bird stamp set, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper(DSP) and Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace trim. You will be able to order these on June 4, 2019!

This card is made with the Floral Essence stamp set, Perennial Flower Punch, Perennial Essence DSP, 12 x 12 inch Vellum Cardstock, Perennial Essence Floral Centers and Old Olive Bakers Twine. Isn’t this just lovely! I just love the colorful DSP!

These are made with the It Starts With Art stamp set and Follow Your Art DSP. So cute!

Right now you can still order from the current catalog. Everything that is not in the upcoming catalog is retiring. If you go to my store you will see a tab for “Last Chance Products”. If you have been wanting something, order soon as the retiring products will go fast!

Products from the upcoming 2019-20 catalog will be available for purchase on June 4, 2019.

Posted in Congratulations

Congratulations

This is the time of year I just love because of all the beautiful flowers and blooms everywhere, even here in the desert. This crocus is peeking out from a background of Agave. It always seems a bit too busy though!

I am still in a splint from my joint replacement surgery, but am starting to feel a little better. I have a great card for a congratulations which I had designed for the class I held this past weekend. With the help of several friends, I was able to have class! I would not have been able to do it without Julie, Amanda and Jeanne doing the prep for me! Thank you!

Here is the card which can be used for a variety of congratulatory situations. It is made with Stampin’ Up!’s Dandelion Wishes stamp set which is in the Annual Catalog. The “Congratulations” sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.

I am sorry that I cannot do photographs to show you how this is made right now. I hope to be able to so in the next 2-3 weeks. I am trying not to do too much so everything heals up really well. Easier said than done! I hope to have another card to at least show you soon!

Posted in beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Simple stamping

Birthday Bouquet

I have a great card for you today using a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers!

I am still limited by the recent joint replacement in my middle finger which is still healing. I cannot drive which is the worst thing. I can craft though! i just have to keep it simple.

Measurements: Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base; Highland Heather 5 x 3 inches, and Whisper White 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches.

You will need several colors of ink for all the flowers. I used Stampin’ Up! Powder Pink, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green and Memento ink.

If you were looking to buy just one stamp set to get started stamping, Stampin’ Up!’s Beautiful Bouquet would be it. Not only is there a multitude of flower arrangements you can create, but there are many useful sentiments for birthday, congratulations, wedding, anniversary and thank you – all the great reasons to send a special card. It is just so wonderful to receive a handmade card from someone!

Let’s get started! The first step in creating this beautiful bouquet is to stamp the stems in Granny Apple Green ink slightly off center to the left.

I used the Highland Heather ink with one of the larger flowers. Remember that using an odd number of an image looks more appealing than an even number.

The lilies are done in So Saffron ink.

I added five of the smaller flowers in Powder Pink ink.

I used Gorgeous Grape ink for the center of the larger flowers.

The center of the lily is done in Memento ink.

I used the single leaf and Granny Apple Green ink to round out the bouquet.

Use the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Highland Heather to stamp in the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White card base.

Adhere the bouquet onto the piece of Highland Heather, then onto the card base.

Well, Sale-a-bration is over, but a great variety of products is available both in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-19 Annual Catalog. These catalogs are good until June 3, 2019. Select the shop button above to look through the catalogs.

Hope you enjoyed this Springtime card! See you again soon!