Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Butterfly, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Love/Affection, Nature

Fun Fold Friday with Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for Fun Fold Friday. Today’s card is made using the Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!® as well as the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set is part of the Butterfly Bouquet Suite that will be available for purchase on March 2, 2021. Or if you want yours now, consider joining my Theresa’s Gems Team. More information on the Butterfly Bouquet Suite and how to join at the end of the instructions.

The Fun Fold is the centerpiece for this lovely card. It is super simple!

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Bumblebee CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; and Flowers for Every Season DSP: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Stamping

First we will start by stamping the sentiment “Thinking of You” from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento ink onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS.

You will also be stamping the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White CS and then coloring the smaller butterflies with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.

Creating the Fun Fold

You will need your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer for this step. First make a pencil mark at 2 1/8 inches on each side of the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Flowers for Every Season DSP.

The next step is to line up the pencil marks so that you can make a score line between them. Rotate until you have score lines on each corner.

The Flowers for Every Season card piece should look like this after you have made all the score lines. Erase the pencil marks.

Next you line up the score line at 3/4 inches and make another score line. Rotate until you have made a second score line all the way around. The end result is pictured on the right.

Now use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold along all of the outer score lines.

In a similar fashion, fold the inner score lines outward and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Next, adhere the Fun Fold card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

Putting It All Together

Begin to assemble the parts by adhering the Fun Fold card piece to the sentiment card piece. Then adhere that to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

To complete the card front, use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Next adhere the completed card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finishing Up

In order to give the butterflies a little more dimension, I used my Bone Folder to gently curve the wings of each butterfly.

Add the butterflies to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center behind the body of the butterfly.

I wanted my Fun Fold to lie a bit more flat so I added a Mini Glue Dot under the first fold. Tip: It is very easy to move the Mini Glue Dot with the Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You have made a lovely Fun Fold to let someone know you are thinking of them. I really enjoy making cards. And I enjoy it even more when I mail the card out to someone. Additionally, I enjoy the positive feedback I get from the recipient. Mailing cards is a really great way to spread some joy!

Thank you for coming by today for Fun Fold Friday. I hope you will spend some time making your own card and spreading some joy yourself. We could all use a little more joy!

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Mark your calendar for March 2, 2021 so you can place your order for the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and more! Or order now when you join my Theresa’s Gems Team by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself.

And when you join before February 28, 2021 you will also receive 5 packs of 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper! Go to theresastreasures.stampinup.net and select the “JOIN” tab or click HERE to join. If you need any assistance, shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to place a qualifying order by Sunday February 28, 2021 to be able to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item! Shop HERE

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Butterfly, flowers, Nature, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Techniques

Wacky Wednesday Ghost Stamping Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday where I explore different techniques for card making. Today I am showing the Ghost Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!® I recently learned this technique from Frenchie Martin. It is a bit messy, but a lot of fun!

The Flower And Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration, but only for 6 more days! I will have more information about Sale-a-bration at the end of the instructions.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches (not shown); Flower & Field DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 x 4 inches (the Basic White CS piece pictured here is larger than what you need as I changed the card while I was photographing it).

Stamping

The only stamping outside of the Ghost Stamping Technique is the sentiment. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings onto the 1 x 4 inch Basic White CS strip.

Ghost Stamping Technique

Clear Embossing

The first step is to prepare the stamps. I selected 3 of the In Bloom flowers and positioned them in the right-hand corner. I used a D size acrylic block to pick up all three stamps.

The second step is to use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it to. Stamp the trio of flowers in Versamark onto the Flower & Field DSP in the right lower corner. Note: Stampin’ Up! no longer sells the Embossing Buddy but it is available from most online craft stores.

The third step is to apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Versamark. Tip: For ease I have poured a few of the little containers of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder into a plastic container.

Next use the Heat Tool to melt the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be sure to melt the entire image. When you hold it in the light, the entire image should be shiny. If it is dull, apply more heat.

In a similar manner, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Wishes onto the Flower & Field DSP and apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Use the Heat Tool again to melt the butterfly image.

Appling the Memento Ink

For the next step, ensure that your Memento ink is well inked. Use a scrap paper under your card piece. Drag the Memento Black ink pad over the top of the Flower & Field DSP and the images stamped in the Versamark and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. You may need to go over it several times to get it dark enough. I like that there is a vague pattern from the Flowers & Field DSP showing through the Memento Black ink.

Use a dry Baby Wipe to rub off the black ink that is on the clear embossed images.

Viola! That is Ghost Stamping!

Putting the Card Together

Prepare the sentiment by using the Classic Label Punch to first punch out the “Happy Day” stamped on the Basic White CS. I punched the sentiment out so it was closer the right end. Punch out a label from the 1 x 4 inch Flirty Flamingo CS.

Next adhere the sentiment to the Flirty Flamingo CS Classic Label with a little of the Flirty Flamingo CS showing on the right end. Trim the sentiment card piece with your Paper Snips.

To assemble the card, first adhere the Ghost Stamping card piece to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Flirty Flamingo CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS. Next adhere the Flirty Flamingo/Ghost Stamping card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finish the card by adhering the sentiment as shown.

Viola! You have a very unique card to wish someone a Happy Day!

Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you will give this technique a try.

Sale-a-bration will be ending in 6 days! Remember that for every $50 you order from the 2021 January-June Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, you may choose FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I will have a PDF to download for each of these below. The Flower & Field DSP used for today’s card is a FREE product from the brochure. Get you order in soon so that you do not miss out!

Thank you to all of you who place an order. If you order in the next 6 days, I will send you a FREE package of Rhinestones.

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Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, Butterfly, Hello

Stampin Up!® Butterfly Brilliance Hello

Hello! I am in love with the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance stamp set! It is so easy to make a great card!

This card is a perfect step up for the Beginner Stamper. It is a technique that I first learned from my friend Karen years ago. I don’t actually know the name of the technique, so if you do know, please leave me a comment.

The Stampin” Up!® Butterfly Brilliance stamp is one single stamp with all these butterflies on it. There is a matching die that cuts out all of the butterflies in one go. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp will be available for purchase starting March 2, 2021 through May 3, 2021. I will post more detailed ordering information below.

Measurements

Measurements: Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 4 inches and a 1/2 x 3 inch strip; Daffodil Delight CS: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Stamping

To prepare the card pieces for stamping you will need to use a repositionable, non-permanent adhesive to hold the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic White CS in the center of one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. An example is the Herma Dotto Repositionable Tape.

The next step is to apply the Memento ink to the stamp. This is a huge stamp! I find it much easier to get the ink on evenly if I flip it upside down and apply the ink. You will stamp over the 2 pieces of card stock. Hold the stamp in place and apply a firm even pressure so that you will not get too much of an unstamped border around the paper in the center. Don’t worry if there is some unstamped border because it will be covered by the Daffodil Delight CS card piece later on.

Next separate the two card pieces and remove the repositionable adhesive. You can remove it easily just by brushing your fingers over it, or use an adhesive eraser.

Now use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment “a little hello” which is in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto the 1/2 x 3 inch Basic White CS strip.

To finish up the stamping, re-ink the butterfly stamp and stamp at an angle onto the other 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.

Coloring

Now for some coloring fun! I used the Stampin’ Write Markers for this, but you could also use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers if you wish. The Stampin’ Write Markers used were the following colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Now some more coloring! Tip: In order to get a smooth color with just one layer, I used the side of the brush tip. Next use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the card piece to the inside of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base. How pretty!

Putting It All Together

Continue to assemble the card by adhering the other 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS card piece to the front of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base.

Next adhere the 2 1/2 x 4 inch butterfly panel to the 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch Daffodil Delight CS. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the butterfly panel to the front of the card.

Prepare the sentiment by cutting the end into a banner. Tip: Make a cut in the center of one side. Next cut from one corner to the top of the center cut. Then cut from the other corner to the top of the center cut.

Finish the card by adhering the sentiment banner as shown.

Viola! You have a gorgeous, interesting card to say “Hello” to someone.

Thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures today. I hope you will give this simple technique a try.

Here is the additional information on the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and coordinating products.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Cat, Clean and Simple, encouragement, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Simple stamping, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets for Paper Players Challenge PP529

I am starting to participate in a new challenge with The Paper Players which you can visit by clicking HERE to see all of the entries. The challenge for this week is “Clean and Simple”. This means there are minimal layers, little to no embellishments and lots of white space.

This cute little kitty is in the Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black to color the image. The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic Gray CS: 1 x 5 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 5/8 x 5 inches.

I believe it is very important to let your children know that you are proud of them from time to time. Fortunately I have four beautiful children who I am very proud of. This card will be mailed to my lovely daughter, who is not only working full time and but is also taking four courses at the local community college. I am very proud of all of her accomplishments.

Be sure to visit The Paper Players at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com to see all the entries for the Clean and Simple PP529 Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my #simplestamping blog using the new Brilliant Butterflies stamp set.

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, encouragement, Friendship, Guys cards, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean & Simple with Beautiful World by Stampin’ Up!®

I really love the Cardz4Guyz Challenges because they help me think creatively outside of my usual “box”. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards are not something that comes naturally for me, so this was a nice challenge.

This card is made using the Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful World stamp set and the World Map Dies. I love the sentiment “You make the world a better place”.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. Just die cut the globe and stand, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, glue the copper strip along the side of the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS), mount it on a Night Of Navy CS card base and….

Viola! You have yourself a very nice masculine card letting someone special know how much they mean to you.

Thanks for visiting today. Please check out all of the entries for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean and Simple HERE.

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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, Fun/Fancy fold card, Summer

Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Ice Cream Corner-fold Birthday Card

Hello! This Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Ice Cream Corner-fold Birthday Card is actually quite easy to make with the photographic tutorial that follows. I am looking forward to some warmer summer days to be able to eat some good ice cream!

I just love the tasty images on the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP). Which is your favorite flavor? Mine is pistachio. Yum! This card is a Corner-fold Card. I was inspired by one that Mary Deartherage made using the Berry Delight DSP which you can see HERE if you like.

Measurements

Measurements for the card base and outside of the card: Basic White Cardstock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP ice cream cone design: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 x 4 1/2 inches and 1/2 x 4 inches; Petal Pink CS: 2 x 4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 x 2 inches and 2 x 3 1/2 inches; Cinnamon Cider CS: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP waffle cone design: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (not pictured).

Measurements for the inside of the card: Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Cinnamon Cider: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; Ice Cream Corner DSP waffle cone design: 2 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches and the remainder of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece from above; Soft Sea Foam CS, Pool Party CS, Petal Pink CS and Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Stamping

To begin this card, use the Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the sentiments. The “Happy Birthday” which is from the Oval Occasions stamp set is stamped in the middle of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. The “Treat Yourself” from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set is stamped on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS and is for the inside of the card.

Creating the Corner-fold

We will be using the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer to make a score line in the upper right-hand corner of the Basic White CS card base. Tip: In order to avoid cutting paper that I want scored, I used my label maker to label which tab was the “cut” and which was the “score”.

Place the Basic White CS card base with the 11 inch side on top. Make a light pencil mark 3 inches from the right edge. Turn the paper so that the 4 1/4 inch side is on top. Make a mark at 3 inches.

Line the marks up as shown so that you can make a score line between them.

Here is what it should look like with the score line between the two pencil marks. Erase the pencil marks.

Similarly mark the $ x 5 1/4 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP. Start by placing the 4 inch side on top and make a mark at 3 1/8 inches. Turn the paper so that the 5 1/4 inch side on on top. Make a mark at 3 1/8 inches.

Line up the marks and cut between them.

The finished piece should look like this.

Adhere the Ice Cream Corner DSP to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold and fold the upper right-hand corner down. Put a little adhesive to hold the corner in place.

Assembling the Pieces for the Card Front

First you will need to use the Ice Cream Cone Punch to punch out an ice cream from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch pieces of the Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry CS.

On the other end of the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Rich Razzleberry, punch out a scalloped oval from the Double Oval Punch. Next use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch a waffle cone from the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP.

I placed the pieces on a black card stock so they would show up better. To build the piece for the corner-fold, adhere the 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP to the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch Cinnamon Cider CS. Then adhere the 2 x 2 inch Basic White CS.

Begin to build your ice cream cone using Stampin’ Dimensionals. On the ice cream, place the Dimensional towards the upper edge so that the ice cream overhangs the layer below a little.

Putting the Card Front Together

Complete the corner-fold by adhering the ice cream cone piece. Next adhere the 1/2 x 4 inch strip of Rich Razzleberry. Follow up using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

Assembling the Pieces for the Inside of the Card

Again use the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to make ice cream from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam CS. Use the other end of the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP to make another waffle cone.

Putting the Inside of the Card Together

Begin to put together the inside of the card by adhering the “Treat Yourself” card piece to the right of the inside. Then adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch Cinnamon Cider CS to the left side. Follow by adhering the 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 inch Ice Cream Corner DSP and then the 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Start building your ice cream cone by using a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the cone. Place the Dimensional on the upper edge of each ice cream so that they overlap a little as you go up.

Viola! You have a delicious Sweet Ice Cream Birthday card!

Thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed this corner-fold card.

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