Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, Butterfly, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gratitude/ Thanks

Fun Fold Friday Flight of the Butterflies

I love butterflies so I try to use the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets with butterflies as frequently as I can. This fun fold card was inspired by one I made with my stamping friend Karen many years ago. This is special but also very quick to make. The flight of the butterflies is stamped with butterflies in the stamp set Beauty Abounds, which is in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Measurements: Bumble Bee Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 3 inches on the long side, 3 x 8 inches with a score line at 4 inches on the long side, and a 1 1/4 x 4 inch strip; Flowers For Every Season 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): front: 2 3/4 x 4 inches and background: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and a scrap to stamp an extra butterfly on.

Use the Memento black ink to stamp the side view of the butterfly in each corner, then a little off center. Fill in the space with the forward facing butterfly.

Stamp a side facing butterfly onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and fussy cut. Lay it on one of the 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment “thanks” in the center.

Color the butterflies. I used the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers in Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody.

Stamp the small flower from Arrange A Wreath onto the Bumble Bee CS and punch it out with the Small Bloom punch. Tip: Before you stamp, check the punch for the orientation of the image. Note that the flower has a star like orientation. Stamp so that the image easily fits the punch.

Use the Bone Folder on the 3 x 8 inch Bumble Bee CS to make a crisp fold at the 4 inch score line. Adhere the butterflies to the “wrong” side. This part of the card will be backward.

Adhere the Whisper White CS card piece with the sentiment to the left side of the inside.

Now working on the 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch Bumble Bee CS, use the Bone Folder to fold at the 3 inch score line. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of Flowers For Every Season DSP to the inside of the card, and the 2 3/4 x 4 inch piece to the front of the card.

Adhere the butterfly card piece to the inside of the Bumble Bee CS card base, centering it.

Close the card and position the small bloom so that it will hold the card closed. Use a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the small bloom.

Viola! See how super quick that was! I love the challenge of the more difficult fun folds, but having one that is fun, easy and quick is great!

Here are links to the products used to make this card. Click on the photo to go to my Online Store.

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Thanks for joining me on this Friday. I hope you have a restorative weekend. Happy crafting!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 3D Technique, Autumn, Avid Stamper, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gratitude/ Thanks, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Thanksgiving

Fun Fold Friday Box Pop Up Card with Country Home and Jar of Flowers and Coloring Tips

First I just want to take a moment to remember and reflect on all of those affected by the horrific events on September 11, 2001.

For today I have a special fun fold for you. This is a little challenging, but I will give step by step instructions. Warning, there are a lot of photos to help show how I created this card.

The Country Home and Jar of Flowers stamp sets pair together nicely. I love the sunflowers because they remind me of the approaching Autumn with their golden yellow and brown colors. The pop-up box of flowers on the inside of the card is a nice surprise!

Measurements: Cajun Craze Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Crumb Cake CS: 5 1/4 x 8 inches with a score line at 4 inches, 3 3/4 x 5 inches and 1 x 3 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, 3 x 5 inches, 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and two 1 x 1 1/2 inches.

I drew dark solid lines to indicate cutting and dashed lines for scoring. You do not need to draw the lines. First you are going to cut the 5 1/4 x 8 inch Crumb Cake CS that has the score line at 4 inches. Using your Paper Trimmer place the 5 1/2 inch side on top with the left edge at 1 inch. Cut from 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches. Move the left edge to 2 1/2 and make the same cut.

Turn the Crumb Cake CS until the 8 inch side is on top. With the left edge at 2 1/2 inches make a score line between the cuts from 1 inch to 2 1/2 inches. Move the left edge to 5 1/2 inches and make another score line like the first. Now you can fold the card piece so that a little box pops out.

Flip the Crumb Cake card piece and place it inside the Cajun Craze CS card base to get an idea of what it will look like.

Cut the 1 x 3 inch Crumb Cake CS in half at 1 1/2 inches. Make a scoreline at 1 inch lengthwise. Trim the corners as shown. These will be the flaps for the box top. Adhere the box flaps.

Close the card piece after you adhere the box tops to ensure it will lie flat. If not, trim the corners of the flaps a little more.

Now for the stamping! Use the Memento black ink to stamp the images that will be colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Tip: The Memento does not bleed as much as the regular ink when colored with the alcohol marker. Stamp the milk can from the Country Home stamp set onto the bottom of the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the bunch of sunflowers from the Jar of Flowers stamp set above the milk can, and onto the 3 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS. Tip: To get the best stamped image with the Photopolymer stamp, you can use the Stampin’ Pierce mat or a catalog underneath. I simply forgot to use one this time.

Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment “Happy Harvest Blessings” onto the 3/4 x 4 inch strip of Very Vanilla CS. Next stamp the sentiment “You are the happy to my day” onto the Crumb Cake insert to the right hand side of the box.

I included a lot of photos to show you how I go about coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. This is just one way to go. Feel free to color how you would like. For the sunflowers I used the light and dark version of the following colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Calypso Coral and Cinnamon Cider.

For the small flower, I first colored in with the Light Calypso Coral. Then I colored the Dark Calypso Coral around the edges followed by coloring with the Light Calypso Coral to blend the dark into the light.

For the sunflowers I found it easier to color in the Dark Daffodil Delight first, then add the Light Daffodil Delight.

I added some Light Mango Melody to accentuate the shadows on the petals behind the other petals. I realized I had forgotten the little buds on the right, so I colored them in with the Light and Dark Calypso Coral.

I colored the center of the sunflower with the Light Cinnamon Cider leaving a ring that was not colored in. Next I colored in the very center and added some shading with the Dark Cinnamon Cider. Lastly, I colored the ring with the Light Daffodil Delight.

To color the leaves I started with the Light Just Jade, then added in some shading with the Dark Just Jade, followed by more Light Just Jade to blend the dark in. Lastly, I colored the small leaf fronds with the Dark Shaded Spruce at the base of the leaf, then the Light Shaded Spruce to finish.

The milk can is colored with the Light and Dark versions of Smoky Slate and Gray Granite.

I started with the Dark Smoky Slate and shaded in the borders of the milk can. My goal was to make it appear more rounded. I colored the right side a little more heavily than the left. Next I blended in the Light Smoky Slate followed by the Light Gray Granite. Tip: For better results I have found it easier to use the fine tip first when trying to make the colors gradated .

I added a single coat of the Light Gray Granite with the brush tip to blend everything together. I colored more shading with the Dark Smoky Slate to enhance the darker edges. You may set this aside until later.

I repeated the coloring process for the other two sunflower stamped images.

To prepare the sunflowers to be adhered to the inside of the box, I first cut off the smaller buds and fern frond one image. Next I fussy cut both images. To make them easier to adhere, I added a little tab by adhering the Very Vanilla CS 1 x 1 1/2 inch strips to the back of the sunflowers.

I placed the sunflowers in the box, being mindful to keep the edges in the middle from crossing over the 4 inch score line on the Crumb Cake CS. Next I used the Scoring Tool to score the sunflowers in line with the outer edge of the box. I folded the sunflowers along the score line.

I adhered the Very Vanilla CS tab on the back of the sunflowers to the back of the Crumb Cake CS box, being sure to keep the folded edge in line with the outer edge of the box. Before the glue dried, I closed the Crumb Cake CS to be sure everything was lined up and the card would be able to close. I opened the Crumb Cake CS and applied glue to the folded portion of the sunflowers, then closed the Crumb Cake CS card piece again to smooth it out.

Things are going to get a little easier soon. To adhere the Crumb Cake CS card piece to the Cajun Craze CS card base, first lay the piece in the card and apply adhesive to one side. Close the card and rub firmly.

Open the card and apply adhesive to the other side. Close and rub firmly.

Yay! What an awesome pop-up card!

Adhere the milk can piece to the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Crumb Cake CS, then adhere that to the front of the Cajun Craze CS card base. Be sure to adhere it to the correct side! Ask me why I know this!

Add the sentiment “Happy harvest Blessings” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Viola! You made it through! I know that was long. The card is really awesome though. I hope you take a chance and give it a try.

Thanks so much for patiently viewing my blog today. Every once in awhile I need a challenge.

Stampin’ Up! products used to make this card are pictured below. Click on any photo to go to my online store or click on https://bit.ly/ShopTheresasTreasures

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Have a great day and spend some time being creative!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, flowers, Mini Catalog 2020, Punch

Quick Timeless Tulips Note Cards and Tips

Hello fellow stampers. Sometimes I need to replenish my supply of cards that can be used for a variety of occasions. I like a quick and simple card for this purpose.

These cards are fun and quick to make. I made several different colors in no time!

I loved making these tulip cards so much I made a lot! I figured I could use them for Sympathy, Get Well, Birthday and Thank you cards.

The card I am going to demonstrate today is the one in the Stampin’ Up! color Daffodil Delight.

The stamp set is the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips.

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches and 5 x 3 3/4 inches: Daffodil Delight Card stock: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

The tulip stamp looks better if the ink is not too wet. Tip: Use the Bone Folder to move the ink to the side.

Stamp the largest tulip in the center, then add the smaller tulips. Leave some space between the tulips so that you have room for the leaves.

Tip: In order to keep the stem stamp in the right configuration, I laid it on the Pierce Mat and then picked it up with the block instead of trying to place it on the block. Use this stamp to stamp a stem for the tulip on the right.

Tip: Another way to make sure the stamp is going to stamp a good image, is to put it where you are going to want the image to be, then use the block to pick it up.

Stamp the stem for the middle tulip and the bud on the left.

Now gradually add the leaves. Tip: An odd number of leaves will be more pleasing to the eye than an even number. I added two of the fatter leaf and two of the skinny leaf.

I then added the other skinny leaf to make an odd number of leaves.

Adhere the stamped tulip piece to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. Adhere this card piece to the front of the Whisper White card stock card base.

And Viola! you have a note card to use in just about any situation that may arise!

This is a very basic card. You can dress it up a little if you wish.

You can add a sentiment.

You can use the Tulip Builder Punch to make the card 3-D.

Lastly you can always add some Bling! I used the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I hope you enjoyed this card. If you would like to make one for yourself, visit my store. The products are listed below. The stamp set is in the new 2020 Mini Catalog.

Shop here: https://theresastreasures.stampinup.net/

Stampin’ Up! products used: Stamp Set: Timeless Tulips #151534*; Punch: Tulip Builder # 151295*; Paper: Whisper White #100730 and Daffodil Delight #119683; Ink: Daffodil Delight #147094, Granny Apple Green #147095 and Memento Black #132708; Clear Blocks: B #117147, C #118486, D #118485 and H #118490; Bone Folder #102300; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 and Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Champagne Basic Rhinestone Jewels #151193. *The stamp set and punch come together in a bundle for a savings of 10% : Timeless Tulips Bundle #153793.

I hope you have a great day and do something creative!

Posted in 3D Technique, Christmas, Holiday Catalog 2019

Handmade Brightly Gleaming Christmas Ornament

Well it is Christmas Eve! Luckily I have gotten all the shopping done and have started to wrap some gifts. I am very fortunate and Blessed to have all 4 of my children here for Christmas this year!

Today’s post is a little different. It’s an ornament! It is made using Stampin’ Up!’s Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack. It looks difficult, but it really isn’t if you just go step by step. This is a long post but not a difficult one.

Measurements: 12 x 12 inches of 2 designs from the Brightly Gleaming DSP; an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of Pretty Peacock card stock; a piece of the Brightly Gleaming DSP with 2 ornaments on it to use in the center of the ornament; 2 1/4 x 4 inch of Very Vanilla and 2 x 4 inch of Copper Foil.

In addition to the Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack, you will need a 2 inch circle punch, a 1 3/8 inch scalloped circle punch and a 1 inch circle punch.

Punch 30 of the larger ornaments, 20 of the Pretty Peacock small ornaments and 10 of the Brightly Gleaming DSP small ornament.

Also punch a 2 inch circle from the Very Vanilla and two 1 3/8 inch scalloped circles from the Copper Foil.

Punch two of the ornaments out of the Brightly Gleaming DSP with the 1 inch circle punch. (Boy! My table is getting scratched!)

The next step involves making a scoreline down the center of each of the punched ornaments. Stampin’ Up! has a Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make this very easy to do.

Just line the larger ornament piece up and use the tool to make a score line down the center. This makes it much easier to fold the ornament pieces in half.

Do the same for the smaller ornament pieces.

Fold 3 of the larger ornament pieces in half.

Tip: Use the Silicon Craft Sheet when gluing all the pieces together. Nothing sticks to it!

Apply the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to one side of a folded ornament piece. Adhere a second ornament piece to the first one.

Adhere the third ornament piece to the side of the second. You will have a 3-D 3 piece ornament. Repeat until you have ten 3 piece ornaments.

Fold all of the smaller ornament pieces. For this 3 piece ornament, you will adhere the Pretty Peacock ornament piece on either side of the Brightly Gleaming DSP ornament piece.

Here is the completed smaller 3 piece ornament. Repeat until you have ten 3 piece ornaments.

You will have ten of each type of ornament.

Place the 2 inch Very Vanilla card stock circle on the Silicon Craft Sheet. Lay two of the larger ornaments down to get your placement.

Lay down 3 more pieces for placement. You will have a star shape after all 5 pieces are placed. The other 5 pieces are for the other side of the completed ornament.

Lift up one ornament at a time and apply the glue to the upper portion. Adhere each piece to the Very Vanilla circle.

Here is the front and the back after the 5 pieces have been glued to the Very Vanilla 2 inch circle.

Lay the smaller ornament pieces in between the larger ornaments. You may need to pinch the one with the design a little to slide the piece in.

Take one of the small ornaments out at a time and apply the glue to the upper half. Adhere to the ornament.

Here is what the front and the back look like after all of the pieces for one side are glued in place.

Cut a 10 inch piece of the 1/4 inch Copper Trim, fold in half and tape to the back of the ornament as shown. This will be the hanger.

Apply glue to the back of the larger 3 piece ornament, line it up with the top ornament piece, and hold in place for 10 seconds.

Be sure the points line up.

Adhere one at a time until all 5 of the larger 3 piece ornaments are in place.

Apply glue to each of the smaller 3 piece ornaments one at a time and adhere being sure the points line up.

Now you have all the 3 piece ornament pieces in place!

We will use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to create the center of the ornament.

Apply one Stampin’ Dimensional for the first layer. Remove the protective sheet and apply 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals for the second layer.

Remove the protective sheets and apply a third layer with 3 more Stampin’ Dimensionals. Remove the protective sheet and adhere one of the scalloped Copper Foil circles to the center.

Repeat for the other side then gently squeeze together.

Apply a Stampin’ Dimensional to the center of the 1 inch circle ornament.

Adhere the 1 inch ornament to the center of the 1 3/8 inch Copper Foil scalloped circle.

Tie a 12 inch piece of the 1/4 inch Copper Trim around the hanger at the top of the ornament. Flip the ornament over and tie a second 12 inch piece around the top.

Tie the first side into a bow, then flip the ornament and tie the second piece in a bow.

And Viola! you have a very unique handmade ornament for your tree or to gift to someone else! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how this ornament is put together. Please leave a comment and let me know how I am doing with this blog. I have been blogging for 1 year and would love any feedback you have. Thanks in advance!

There is still time to shop the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog until January 2, 2020. If you would like to order, please select the “shop now-click here for my store” button on this blog and you will be taken to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! products used include: Punches: Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack #150647, 2 inch circle #133782, 1 inch circle #119868, 1 3/8 inch scalloped circle #146139; Paper: Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper #150429, Very Vanilla card stock #101650, Pretty Peacock card stock #150880 and Copper Foil #140020; Ribbon: 1/4 inch Copper Trim #144179; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Silicon Craft Sheet #127853; Simply Scoring Tool #122334.

Posted in 3D Technique, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Making a 3-D Magnolia Card

Sorry for the long absence. So much for having extra time to blog now that school started. I am finding that even though I only have 1 kiddo left out of 4, he really keeps me busy! I am just going to have to sit down and schedule time to blog and make cards! Stamping and making cards is what helps keep me relaxed.

I absolutely love making cards! Especially if I can make it better by changing it a little bit. I initially made this card flat but I felt it wasn’t quite what I wanted. By making the flower 3-D, the card really comes to life!

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I am using is Good Morning Magnolia. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Magnolia Lane.

Measurements: Very Vanilla cardstock 11 x 4 1/4 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches, another 11 x 4 1/4 inch piece for stamping the Magnolia, and a 2 1/4 x 1 inch strip for the sentiment. Magnolia Lane DSP 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 5 x 3 3/4 inches. The DSP is the same design but I just used each of the two sides.

These are the two stamps we will use. Additionally, you will need the following: Memento ink, Stampin’ Up! clear acrylic blocks C and F, Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede, Magnolia Memory Dies, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Pack, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, glue dots and paper snips.

Well, let’s get started! Fold the scored 11 x 4 1/4 inch Very Vanilla in half. This will be the card base. Set aside. The other 11 x 4 1/4 inch piece will be stamped with the magnolia flower- three times.

Tip: When using a large stamp, I find I get more even coverage with the ink if I ink it stamp-side up.

Using Memento ink, stamp the first of three magnolia images close to the edge.

OOPS! I dropped the stamp right on top of my work! Well, not to fear. This time the ink is not really going to get in the way because I will only need one full flower. The other flowers will be cut up.

I just use a Baby Wipe to clean everything up and then keep going!

Stamp the other two magnolias as close together as you can. I rotated the stamp to make it fit. For the last image on the right, I only need the very center of the flower so it doesn’t matter that it is over the edge.

Stamp the “Thanks” sentiment in Memento ink onto the 1 inch strip of Very Vanilla and set aside.

I am by no means a talented artist when it comes to coloring. I am going to show you what I did. If you have your own way of coloring, please proceed using your own technique.

I used the Dark Petal Pink and the smaller end to put shadows where I thought they should go,

I then used the brush tip of the Light Petal Pink to blend out the edges of the Dark Petal Pink. I did not color the whole flower out to the edge. I left some without color because I wanted the Very Vanilla cardstock to show through.

Here is my finished flower. Color one of the flowers completely, the middle of the second flower and leave the third flower uncolored.

Don’t forget to use the Daffodil Delight to color the center of the partially colored flower.

I actually made a mistake when I was photographing the making of this card. For the flower that you are coloring the leaves on, the flower itself will be complete covered by the layer so it doesn’t need to be colored.

I used the small tip of the Dark Old Olive to color where I thought the shadow should be.

I used the brush tip of the Light Old Olive to blend the color out to the edge of each leaf.

I used the Light and Dark Soft Suede to color the stem of the one with the colored leaves.

You could use the Magnolia Memory Dies to cut the Magnolia on the Big Shot if you have one. I forgot I had the dies and fussy cut the larger image.

Next I fussy cut the completely colored flower without any leaves.

And finally I cut the partially colored flower. Now we have all the layers.

Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or any other adhesive) to adhere the larger of the DSP pieces to the front of the card base. Next adhere the smaller of the DSP pieces using the flip side.

I put Dimensionals on the 2 cut out magnolia flowers.

Adhere the “Thanks” sentiment, then the full magnolia with leaves flat on the card front. Adhere the completely colored magnolia flower without leaves, then the partially colored flower. The effect is just amazing and is very simple to do!

Make a bow from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon and adhere it to the card front with a glue dot. If you need help making a bow, see my blog about tying a bow which is from 02/2019: https://theresas-treasures.com/2019/02/15/making-a-bow/

Here is the finished card.

I loved this effect so much I made several cards using variations of the first card.

Okay, my goal is to blog once a week, hopefully every Tuesday. Thanks for hanging in there with me! See you next time!

Promotion!! I am having a Summer promotion. For every $30 ordered at my store, you can earn 3 tickets. The prize will be: the Free as a Bird stamp set, Bird Ballad DSP, a roll of 3/8 inch Scalloped Lace Trim, Memento ink and the Flower Faceted Gems–valued at over $50! The drawing with be on September 14, 2019. Good luck!

Stampin’ Up Products used to make this card include: Stamp Set: Good Morning Magnolia (#149298); Dies: Magnolia Memory (#149578); Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock (#101650) and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (#149484); Ink: Memento (#132708); Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers: Light and Dark Old Olive combo pack (#144597), Light and Dark Petal Pink combo pack (#147272), Dark Daffodil Delight (#144585), and Light and Dark Soft Suede combo pack (#147273); Magnolia Lane Ribbon combo pack (#149485); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683); Clear Blocks: C (#118486) and F (#118483) and Paper Snips (#103579).