Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, Birthday, Congratulations, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Graduation, Gratitude/ Thanks, Hello, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card

Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have Pop-Up Gift Card made with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Hydrangea Haven stamp set. This is a terrific set for practicing the Two Step Stamping Technique.

This awesome gift card holder is really very simple to make with the photographic tutorial that follows.

Measurements

Measurements: Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches with score lines at: 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: two, cut at 2 3/4 x 4 inches; Hydrangea Hill DSP: striped piece: 2 3/4 x 4 inches and floral piece: 1 x 4 inches. You will also need 16 inches of the Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon.

Stamping

The first stamping is in Gorgeous Grape ink onto one of the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. The stamp is from the So Sentimental stamp set. This is one of my favorite large sentiments which can be used in a variety of settings.

Sadly, the So Sentimental stamp set is on the Retired List and will only be available until May 3, 2021. Here is the Retired List. I recommend ordering early as product is only available while supply lasts.

The next stamping is a Two Step Stamp. Start with stamping the outline of the bunch of flowers and the leaves in Memento ink. Stamp them onto the bottom right-hand corner of the sentiment card piece.

The second step stamp uses the solid stamp to make a “watercolor” design over the outlines of the flowers and leaves. For this step use the Gorgeous Grape ink for the bunch of flowers. Use the Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves. Tip: To easily line up the second stamp I recommend you stand up. Lean over the card piece so you are looking straight down when you place the second step stamp.

Follow the same procedure to stamp the hydrangea on the other 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Note: The ‘watercolor’ design for the second step on the hydrangea is slightly off. It is possible I did not have it turned the proper way to line up better. Or that is just the way it is supposed to be.

Finally, stamp the “for you” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White CS. The sentiment is in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

Constructing the Gift Holder

The best tool for Fun Folds is the Bone Folder. This tool helps you make each fold nice and crisp. Start by folding the 8 1/2 inch score line as shown.

Continue by making a fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line as shown.

Next you will make a fold in the opposite direction at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then fold the gift card holder closed at the 3 inch score line as shown.

Here is a side view.

Decorating the Gift Card Holder

With the gift card holder folded shut, adhere the striped pattern to the front.

Open the gift card holder. Adhere the sentiment card piece to the top panel. Adhere the Hydrangea to the bottom panel.

Now flip the gift card holder over. Adhere the pop-up portion by applying adhesive ONLY to the edges as shown. Note: If you glue it shut the gift card will not slide in.

Place the adhered panel in the Label Me Lovely Punch about 1/4 of the way in. Punch.

Lay the gift card on the outside of the pop-up panel and mark how wide it is with a pencil mark.

Use some Paper Snips to make a cut along the score line to the pencil marks. This is so that the gift card will slide in between the two panels.

Once you have widened the opening the gift card should slide right on in! Note: Be sure to erase the pencil marks. I almost forgot.

Fold the gift card holder shut. Adhere the 1 x 4 inch Floral design to the top. Cut a banner edge on both ends of the “for you” sentiment. Adhere to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie the Misty Moonlight Ribbon around the gift card holder and Viola! you are done!

Thank you for stopping by to see how to make this awesome Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card! I hope yo give it a try. Have fun with using different papers and stamp sets to create your own!

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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Butterfly, Hello, Nature, Outdoors, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop with Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program

Hello and Welcome to my blog for the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop! This blog hop is put on by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Program includes Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. You are on Theresa’s Treasures blog written by Theresa McEntee from Arizona USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the creative inspiration that awaits you!

The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and Brilliant wings dies are so versatile! I combined the butterflies with leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set. The “wood” background paper is the Natural Touch Specialty Paper.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the butterflies. The colors I used are: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron. The “Hello” sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

I love Bling! so I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems for a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures today. Please hop on to the next blog and be surprised by how versatile the Butterfly Bouquet Suite is!

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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 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Friendship, Hello, Sponging technique, Stamping-off technique, Two-step stamping

Little Lambs Eat Ivy- Hippo Happiness

“Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey, a kiddle divey too, wouldn’t you?” I am really showing my age here. My Grandma used to sing that little ditty to us. For some reason, this little lamb reminded me of it. Have you any songs that your Grandma or Mom sang to you? It is fun to make a card as a reminder.

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

Ink Colors: Memento, Gorgeous Grape, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.

On the 4 x 2 inch Whisper White CS, stamp the sentiment “fluttering by just to say hi!” in Gorgeous Grape ink on to the right side. Allow space around the sentiment to be able to use the Label Me Fancy Punch. Use Calypso Coral ink to stamp the outline of the butterfly on the left side.

The main images on this card require Two Step Stamping. (Hover over underlined words for definition). I also used the Stamping Off Technique for this butterfly. Ink up your stamp and stamp it lightly but evenly onto a scrap paper, then stamp it onto your card piece without adding any ink. This way you get a lighter shade of the same ink color.

I added the little face for the butterfly in Memento ink. Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Lay the sentiment and butterfly pieces onto the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Memento ink and the dotted swirl stamp to stamp the path of the butterfly just over the sentiment.

Now for the fun part! I found it easier to line up the second stamp if I stamped the full strength part of the image first. For the second stamp of the Two Step Stamping I first Stamped Off onto a scrap paper, then lined up the scallops on the head and body, and stamped over the full strength image. The first lambs are in Balmy Blue ink.

I added one color at a time, always starting with the full strength part of the image. The next colors I used are Flirty Flamingo ink and Daffodil Delight ink.

After you have all the lambs in place, add the face with Memento ink. (Confession: I had to do this card 3 times in order to get it all looking good. The first card, I had it all good, then dropped the block with the inked stamp on top of it! After that, I had a hard time lining the two images up. I waited a day and tried again. If you can’t get it lined up, take a break and try again later.)

Use the tiny flower stamp to stamp flowers in the spaces with Gorgeous Grape ink.

I wanted the sentiment to stand out a little more. I used the Sponging Technique to add a little Gorgeous Grape to the edge.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment and the butterfly, then Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the stamped card piece to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. The entire piece is then adhered to the front of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base.

And of course, now some Bling! I used the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and transferred them to the card with the Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! Plenty of colorful little lambs and a little fluttering butterfly to say “Hi!” and spread some joy!

I hope you found this card to be fun. I sure did! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog. Please leave a comment and let me know whether you like it or not.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, flowers, Friendship, Hello, Love/Affection, Simple stamping

Simple Stamping with Blossoms in Bloom for a Colorful Hello Card

Hello lovely crafty people. This lovely and colorful card is really very simple to make. There is some fussy cutting, but otherwise this card is made with just stamping.

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This stamp set is so fun to create with! The sentiments in the set allow you to design a variety of cards ranging from Happy Birthday to Get Well, and Hello to Thank You. The Blossoms in Bloom would be a great stamp set for the beginning stamper.

So let’s get stamping!

Measurements: Pacific Point Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two 5 1/4 x 4 inches and a scrap strip measuring a least 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Note: I also needed a 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White to fix a mistake.

First apply the sentiments “HELLO” and “I LIKE YOU A LOT” to a clear block. Stamp the sentiments in Night Of Navy ink at a diagonal onto one of the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Tip: Remember to use the Pierce Mat (or a Stampin’ Up Catalog) under the clear Photopolymer stamps.

For the large stamps, I find it easier to apply the ink evenly if I flip the stamp upside down on the table to apply the ink.

Stamp the bunch of blossoms in Pacific Point ink onto the lower right hand corner. Apply more ink and stamp in the upper left hand corner. These blossoms are just so beautiful!

There are two different medium sized five-petaled flowers. Apply them to a clear block. Stamp the flowers in Magenta Madness onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS until you have 8 flowers. Fussy cut the flowers.

Stamp the center of the Pacific Point flowers in Early Espresso ink. Stamp the center of the Magenta Madness flowers in Bumble Bee ink. Adhere the Magenta Madness flowers to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the tiny five-petaled flowers in Balmy Blue ink. I just stamped the tiny five-petaled flowers on randomly.

As I was happily stamping the tiny leaves in Granny Apple Green I dropped the block with the stamp onto my card! Ugh! Not to worry, there is almost always a way to fix a mistake.

I finished stamping the tiny leaves, then took a 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White CS and stamped the sentiments again. I cut the ends to be banner ends and applied the strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Mistake fixed! Whew!

Stamp the large blossoms in Pacific Point ink onto the other 5 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp onto the lower right hand corner. Add some of the Magenta Madness flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Randomly stamp some tiny five-petaled flowers in Balmy Blue ink and some tiny leaves in Granny Apple Green ink. Apply the finished inside card piece to the inside of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Pacific Point CS card base. Be sure to use a Bone Folder after folding on the 4 1/4 inch score line to make the fold crisp.

Adhere the front card piece to the front of the Pacific Point CS card base.

Viola! You have made a beautiful, colorful bunch of blossoms to send to someone and spread some cheer!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciate you. Please leave a comment and let me know how I am doing. Do you like the cards in general? Is there anything you would like me to blog about? I would love to hear from you!

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Friendship, Hello, Love/Affection, Nature, Simple stamping, Stamping-off technique

Forever Greenery in Blue- SIP Series #2

This is the second in the SIP series. SIP stands for stamps, ink and paper. The three cards in the series are made primarily from SIP-but with a little Bling! added at the end. The Forever Fern stamp set is part of the Forever Greenery Suite in the New 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Here are the three cards in the SIP Series. The previous blog is for the card lying down with the sentiment “Love and Laughter Forever After” on it. You can see that card by clicking HERE.

Here is today’s card. This is my “Stamp it, Cut it, and Paste It” card. This great card is really very straightforward to make. The stamping pattern of the leaves is nearly identical to SIP card #1 in the previous blog.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches and 5 x 3 3/4 inches; Misty Moonlight CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

The first step is to cut 1/4 inch off the top of the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.

Next stamp in Misty Moonlight ink the largest bunch of leaves in the Forever Fern stamp set. Before you put more ink on the stamp, stamp it in the upper right hand corner. This is a different version of the Stamping Off Technique using both the full strength and the Stamped Off image on the same card.

Using the Pretty Peacock ink, stamp once on the lower part of the card next to the first image. Stamp once under the first stamp in the right hand corner, then once above the first stamp.

Stamp the smaller bunch of leaves in Seaside Spray ink using the Stamping Off Technique.

Now that we have “Stamped It” we can “Cut it”. Cut 1 1/2 inches off the top and off the bottom.

Now we can add the sentiment “Hello” in Misty Moonlight ink.

I found it to be the most easy to have everything spaced evenly if I “Pasted it” by putting the bottom panel on first, followed by the top panel, then the center panel.

Fold the 11 x 4 1/4 inch Whisper White CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Adhere this panel onto front of the Whisper White card base. You could leave the card just as it is, or you could add some Bling!

The Bling! or embellishment I chose for this card is the Artistry Blooms Self-Adhesive Sequins. They come in a rainbow of colors, of which the blue matches this card.

Tip: Transfer the self-adhesive sequins from the acetate sheet to the card with the Take Your Pick tool. Just slide the pick under the adhesive and move it to where you want it on the card. Apply light pressure on the sequin and remove the pick.

And Viola! you have made an elegant “Hello” card! Great to send to new or old friend to just say “Hello”.

Thanks for coming by and looking at my card. I really love how fast and simple it is to make elegant cards with the Forever Fern stamp set. I have also made some cards with greens, pinks and purples. It is a very versatile stamp set!

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Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop- June 2020

Hi! Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures. I’m Theresa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Arizona, USA. I’m so excited to be taking part in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop today. This is a really fun way to share my creations, and have the opportunity to see projects from many other demonstrators from around the world!

I am loving the Flowers for Every Season Suite! This lovely jar of flowers in beautiful pastel colors is really simple to make using the wonderful Jar of Flowers stamp set. The flowers are colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Rococo Rose, So Saffron, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Petal Pink and Calypso Coral. The leaves and stems are colored in Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

This is a close up to show the beautiful sparkle on the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment. The Mason Jar Shaker Domes are so amazing! The gold twine is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

The tag with the “Hello” on it is made with the Ornate Frames Dies and the Beauty Abounds stamp set. The edges of the tag are sponged in Pool Party ink.

The ornate frames are cut with the awesome Ornate Layers Dies. The bottom layer is Pool Party card stock and the top layer is Rococo Rose card stock. The card base is Whisper White card stock cut 11 x 4 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches to accommodate the size of the Pool Party ornate frame.

Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog! Please click on each name below and see everyone’s creations!

Have a wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, Coloring Techniques, Hello, Stampin' Emboss Powder, Watercolor wash background

Embossing With Forever Fern

Hello! Hope you are all doing well and are ready to craft!

I had a customer request that I go over how to use the Stampin’ Emboss Powder to emboss on a card. I’m excited to show you the Emboss Resist technique because it is just magical! This is a very simple card meant to highlight the embossing process.

You will be surprised how simple this lovely card is to make! I used the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set for the bunch of leaves and the sentiment.

Measurements: Shimmery White Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, 5 1/4 x 4 inches and a 3/4 inch strip measuring at least 3 inches. Tip: I chose the Shimmery White CS because it holds up better to watercoloring than the Whisper White CS. You could also use the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper for the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece.

Embossing. The first step is to use an embossing static remover powder. (Stampin’ Up! had one called the Embossing Buddy but unfortunately it retired. Information on where to get one is at the end of the blog.)

The second step is to use Versamark ink which is a high viscosity ink so that the Stampin’ Emboss Powder will adhere to it. Tip: I ink the larger stamps upside down to be sure to get the ink evenly distributed.

Carefully stamp the bunch of leaves image onto your 5 1/4 x 4 inch Shimmery White CS in Versamark ink. It will be hard to see. Take care not to touch the Versamark ink on the card because it will smear. Stamp the sentiment “HELLO” in Versamark ink onto the 3/4 inch strip of Shimmery White CS.

The third step is to apply the emboss powder to the image stamped in Versamark ink. I used White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I use a spoon to put enough of the emboss powder to cover the image. Tip: I keep my Stampin’ Emboss Powders in a plastic container so that it is easier to use. You can just pour the powder from the jar onto the image and catch the extra powder with a piece of paper. Then pour the powder back into the jar.

I use the spoon to tap the paper and remove any excess emboss powder. You can see the image somewhat. Notice that the Stampin’ Emboss Powder is dull. When you use the Heat Tool it will become shiny.

I use a small paint brush to remove emboss powder that is on by mistake before heating it.

For this step I am using Shaded Spruce CS to better show you the process. The fourth and final step is to use the Heat Tool to melt the Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I usually let the Heat Tool run for 10 seconds before waving it in front of the paper. I keep the Heat Tool moving about 1-2 inches away from the paper. You will see a change in the emboss powder as it melts. For the White Stampin’ Emboss Powder you will see it turn from dull to shiny. The leaves on the left are before heating, on the right after heating.

Now we can watercolor! I used the Aqua Painter that is retired. There are new Water Painters in the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I just haven’t gotten them yet. They work the same. I applied a layer of water to the paper. Using Old Olive ink I started at the top of the image using wide brush strokes. Tip: To get the ink on the lid of the ink pad, squeeze the pad in the center.