Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Heart, Love/Affection, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Stampin’ Up!® Meant To Be Fun Fold Friday

This Stampin’ Up!® Meant To Be Fun Fold Friday card is fun to make and to receive. This unique card is a great one to give as a Valentine to your sweetheart, or even to your Mom, best friend or sister!

Measurements

This card is super fun and uses some of the shiny new Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/2 x 8 inches with a score line at 3 3/4 inches (score line is not in the center); Rococo Rose CS: 3 1/2 x 7 inches with a score line at 3 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Love You Always Specialty DSP: 3 1/2 x 4 inches and 4 x 4 inches.

Starting off

I would like to point out that the card base is not scored in the middle. There should be a 1/2 inch difference. Use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold.

The next step is to adhere the Love You Always Specialty DSP. The inside piece is the 4 x 4 inch piece and the outside is the 3 1/2 x 4 inch piece.

Now we will make the Fun Fold piece by using the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack to punch a heart out of the right-hand side of the Rococo Rose CS. Save the punched out heart for a later step. Tip: Be sure to push the Rococo Rose CS all the way into the punch to be able to punch the heart out in the position shown.

Stamping

Usually I do the stamping first, but in this case we needed to wait until the heart was punched out. Now it’s time to stamp! In order to coordinate the colors, but also make the ink dark enough, I chose the Merry Merlot ink to stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

Putting It All Together

In order to put this card together, you will first fold the Rococo Rose CS card piece on the score line with the open ends on the left; i.e., backwards. Next, center the Rococo Rose on the inside panel of the Very Vanilla CS card base. Close the front of the card to check to see that the card can close completely before adhering the Rococo Rose CS card piece. Adhere the Rococo Rose piece in place.

In preparation of completing the inside of the card, adhere the 2 3/4 inch square Very Vanilla CS to the center of the inside of the Rococo Rose card piece.

Now to complete the inside of the card, position the punched out heart with the Rococo Rose portion of the card closed. Adhere the heart in place. Open the front of the Rococo Rose card piece to ensure it does not get adhered.

Bling!

It is time to add some Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels go really well with the shiny foil in the Love You Always Specialty DSP and the Rococo Rose CS. Tip: The Take Your Pick tool is great for transferring the rhinestones to your card. If you haven’t ordered one yet, click HERE.

Viola! You have a super cool Valentine’s Day Fun Fold to send off to someone special.

Thank you for joining me today for this Stampin’ Up!® Meant to Be Fun Fold card!

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Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Avid Stamper, Nature, Positive Thoughts, Snow, Winter Holiday

Cardz4guyz Challenge # 262- Let It Snow

I really love the snow. Mostly because I live in Arizona and don’t have to deal with it unless I choose to go up to the mountain to go skiing. Most years our family will venture up into the White Mountains for a weekend of skiing. This year we will not be going due to the Pandemic and the fact that there is very little snow. Arizona is currently in a drought. However, I decided to create a nice snowy forest scene for the Let It Snow Challenge. For this card I used stamps from Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods, Very Versailles and Snowflake Wishes stamp sets.

The snowy scene I created uses 3 layers on a base of Shaded Spruce Card Stock (CS). The first layer is a Basic White CS stamped in Shaded Spruce ink with the large tree in the Winter Woods stamp set. The center tree is stamped at full strength and the two trees in the back are Stamped Off. The little snowflakes on this first layer are from Snowflake Wishes and are stamped in Balmy Blue ink. The inside of the card is also stamped in the large tree and small snowflakes along the right-hand edge.

The second layer is the retired Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper cut out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. This is adhered to the back of a Basic White CS cut with a larger Stitched Nested Labels Die.

The top layer is also Basic White CS, cut from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and is stamped with several different stamps from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set. The Stampin’ Up! ink colors are: Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather. The sentiment is from the Very Versailles stamp set and is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink. The final touch is the 3 die-cut snowflakes in the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper.

Thank you for visiting my Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 262- Let It Snow. Check out other snow-themed projects HERE.

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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, flowers, Gilded Leafing

Stampin’ Up!® Art Gallery & Gilded Leafing Technique

Hello and welcome to my Wacky Wednesday series! Today I will use the Stampin’ Up!® Art Gallery stamp set, Fine Art floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Gilded Leafing- all of which are in the Fine Art Floral Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. I will be showing you 2 ways to apply the Gilded Leafing to you card.

The Gilded Leafing produces a bright gold shine! This really makes a plain card look more elegant.

Measurements & Supplies

Measurements: Poppy Parade 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: 2 1/2 x 4 inches and 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches; Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

You will also need the Gilded Leafing, Heat & Stick Powder, a heat tool and Versamark ink.

Tip: I find it a lot easier to use the Heat & Stick Powder if it is in a container. I found this container at the local dollar store.

Stamping

To begin stamping, use the Poppy Parade ink to stamp the sentiment “I’m thinking of you” onto the 5/8 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Tip: Use the Stampin’ Pierce mat or a catalog to stamp on with the clear Photopolymer stamps to get the best image.

Next we will be stamping the floral bouquet. In order to apply 2 different colors of ink to the stamp, I first use the edge of the Bumble Bee ink stamp pad. I try to avoid getting the Bumble Bee ink on the leaf and stem.

Next I use the Mossy Meadow ink. Again using the edge of the stamp pad, apply the Mossy Meadow only to the leaf and stem.

Viola! You have a two color stamp. I did get a little of the Mossy Meadow on the base of the middle flower, but I don’t think it will be noticeable after it is all said and done.

The floral bouquet is a two step stamp. Stamp the second layer of the flowers with Poppy Parade ink.

Complete the stamping by heat-setting the stamped image. This will prevent the Heat & Stick powder from sticking to any residual wet ink on the flowers.

Heat & Stick Technique for Applying Gilded Leafing

Carefully open the jar of Gilded Leafing as it may expand a little and pop out of the container. Sara Douglas, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!® recommends pouring the Gold Leafing into a larger container- shoe box size is what she recommended but I was able to use a half shoe box sized container with plenty of space to spare.

The first way to apply the Gilded Leafing is as follows. First use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static and absorb any oil from your finger prints. Using the second layer of the flowers on the floral bouquet, stamp in Versamark ink so that the Versamark is not directly over the top of the Poppy Parade stamped image.

Next you will apply the Heat & Stick Powder which will stick to the Versamark ink. Lastly, to activate the Heat & Stick Powder, apply the heat tool until the powder is clear.

Now you will gently lay the Gilded Leafing on top of the areas with the Heat & Stick powder. Press firmly.

Holding the card piece over the container of Gilded Leafing, gently rub off the areas that are not stuck to the Heat & Stick powder. You may also use a soft paint brush or sponge to accomplish this. How beautiful and shiny!

Tear & Tape Technique for Applying Gilded Leafing

The second way to apply the Gilded Leafing is to use the Tear & Tape Adhesive. This is a very strong double stick tape that is very easy to tear off.

First you will apply the Tear & Tape around the edge of the front of the Poppy Parade card base as shown. Press firmly to ensure that the adhesive is adhered.

The best way to remove the protective layer is with the Take Your Pick tool. Slide the pick side under the protective layer and lift. Now you can pull the protective layer off easily.

Gently lay pieces of the Gilded Leafing on top of the Tear & Tape and press firmly until you have the edges covered.

Gently remove the excess Gilded Leafing. Pretty messy! Is this more messy than glitter?

Putting It All Together

To start putting the card together, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the front of the Gilded Poppy Parade card base.

Next apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped floral bouquet. Adhere the card piece to the left side of the card front.

To finish up, trim the sentiment to about 3 inches and cut a banner end.

Apply the sentiment to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right-hand side and adhesive on the left-hand side.

Bling!

Now for the Bling!

The Gilded Gems are the perfect Bling! for this card. Tip: use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the gems to your card.

Viola! What a gorgeous shiny gold card! And you learned 2 ways to apply the new Gilded Leafing!

Thanks so much for visiting my first in my Wacky Wednesday Technique series. Join me each Wednesday for a new technique!

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, balloons, beginner stamper, Congratulations, encouragement, Graduation, Guys cards, Masculine, Positive Thoughts, Simple stamping, Stamping-off technique, Vintage

Stampin’ Up!® Soar Confidently

Hello fellow crafters! I hope you are all doing well this week. Today’s card is made with Stampin’ Up!® Soar Confidently. This is a set that looks very vintage to me. Today’s card is a Simple Stamping card, perfect for the beginner stamper!

I love the simplicity of this card. This is definitely a very quick and simple card to make. I think this card with the words of encouragement would make a great Graduation wish.

Measurements

Measurements: Night Of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured); Neutrals 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Night Of Navy: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Start stamping with Night Of Navy ink and stamp the sentiment “Soar Confidently In Your Own Sky” onto the bottom of the 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Next stamp the hot air balloon image above the sentiment. Note: This is a red rubber stamp which can be stamped upon a firm surface. I have a scrap paper underneath in preparation of the next step. The black paper is just to allow you to see the card piece better.

The next step is to add a few more balloons, but to use the Stamping Off Technique. This means that after applying ink to the stamp, you first stamp onto a scrap paper, then onto the card piece. This is a great way to add dimension to the images on your card.

To conclude the stamping, stamp a hot air balloon on the right-hand side of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Finish up using the Stamping Off Technique for the next 2 balloon images. This will be the inside panel of your card.

Putting the Card Together

Use your Bone Folder in order to make a crisp fold on the Night Of Navy CS card base. Begin to put the card together by adhering the inside panel onto the inside of the Night Of Navy card base.

Similarly, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Night Of Navy 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.

Complete the card by first adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment card piece. Finish by adhering the sentiment card piece to the card front slightly to the left-hand side.

Viola! You have made a quick and simple card that would be a great masculine Graduation card or just a card with words of encouragement. Also, you could use the image and stamp a different sentiment to make a nice masculine birthday card or thank you card if you wish.

Thank you for stopping by today. I have a new plan for the New Year. On Tuesdays I will be publishing a #simplestamping post, starting a Technique blog for a Wacky Wednesday post, and will continue the Fun Fold Friday posts. I hope you will enjoy all of them!

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

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts Friday Fun Fold

Hello! I have a wonderful Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts card for you today for your Friday Fun Fold. The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great beginner set that is in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. There is a sentiment to put on the front of the card and a longer sentiment for the inside of the card to include: Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, and Thinking of You. A very versatile stamp set!

The gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite and is called-you guessed it- Fine Art Floral DSP. The little ladybug embellishments are from the Dandy Garden Suite, which I will talk more about later. This lovely handmade birthday card is fairly easy to make, so let’s get started!

Measurements

Measurements: Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 8 inches with a score line at 2 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 3/8 x 4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); Mossy Meadow CS: 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 1/2 inch and 2 3/4 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); and the Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 4 inches.

Stamping

I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the 2 stitched ovals, one from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and one from the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Mossy Meadow CS. Next, stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” in Mossy Meadow ink onto the Whisper White CS stitched oval. Follow with stamping the inside sentiment in the Mossy Meadow ink onto the 2 3/8 x 4 inch Whisper White CS.

Preparing the Card Base

On the opposite end to the scored end, cut a banner edge. The first cut should be in the center. The second cut is from one corner to the top of the center cut. The third cut is from the other corner to the top of the center cut. Viola! A perfect banner edge every time!

Lay the Mossy Meadow CS card base on the table with the short end on the left. Position the card piece you just cut a banner edge on with the 1/2 inch score line along the right-hand edge of the Fine Art Floral DSP. That will be on the inside of the card base. The Fine Art Floral DSP is just laid down for positioning. Do not adhere the DSP yet. Adhere the 1/2 inch portion of the banner-edged card piece to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base.

Now you may adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Follow by adhering the 2 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Fine Art Floral DSP to the card front. Note: These 2 designs are opposite sides of the same piece of DSP.

Adding the Sentiments

Now you can fold the banner-edged card piece across the card front to see how the card closes. Next you will need to position and adhere the sentiment card piece so that it lies under the banner-edged card piece when the card is closed.

Adhere the “Happy Birthday” Whisper White CS oval to the Mossy Meadow CS oval. In order to give the card some dimension, apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mossy Meadow CS oval.

Finishing Up

To complete the card, adhere the sentiment piece to the card front. Then use Mini Glue Dots to adhere 3 of the Ladybug Trinkets to the card front. Finish the card by adhering a bow, tied with the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim, just under the sentiment.

Viola! You have a wonderful Fun Fold to send someone Birthday Wishes!

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Dandy Garden Tutorial

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Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Heart, Love/Affection, Valentine's Day

Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting

I am so excited to share this Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting card today. There are several Valentine’s Day stamp sets in the new 2021 Jan-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, but the Heartfelt stamp set can be found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I always seem to have the holidays sneak up on me. This year I want to send Valentine’s out to my friends and family to let them know how much I love them. The Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting card is almost monochromatic with mostly Rococo Rose.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 x 9 1/2 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Rococo Rose CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim: 7 1/4 inches and one bow.

Stamping

Starting with some Petal Pink ink, stamp the scalloped heart from the Heartfelt stamp set onto the end of the 3 x 9 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS. Switching to the Rococo Rose ink stamp 2 of the scalloped heart. Note: Remember to use some padding under the Photopolymer (See-through) stamps to get the best image. I use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat.

Finish the stamping with the Rococo Rose ink by stamping the heart with the Happy Valentines Day sentiment onto the end of the Very Vanilla CS.

Punching

The next step is to punch the hearts out using both of the punches in the Heart Punch Pack. Use the smooth-edged heart for the stamped heart with the sentiment, and the scalloped heart punch for the scalloped stamped hearts.

Putting It All Together

First use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment heart to the Petal Pink colored scalloped heart. The scalloped edge barely shows but this makes the sentiment heart more elegant.

The next step is to adhere the 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch Rococo Rose CS to the top of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Then you will adhere the Rococo Rose DSP to the bottom. The DSP will overlap the Rococo Rose CS a little.

Now adhere the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim to the middle of the card by applying a glue dot to each end and adhering the trim to the back of the card. You may need a few glue dots underneath to keep the trim straight. I applied one glue dot to the center of the ribbon.

Begin putting the hearts on the front by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the 2 Rococo Rose scalloped hearts to the card front as shown.

Follow with the sentiment heart by placing one Stampin’ Dimension in the middle of the bottom, and use adhesive to adhere the sentiment heart over the center of the 2 scalloped hearts and a little below the 2 scalloped hearts.

To complete the card, use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold along the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS card base. Now adhere the completed card front to the front of the Very Vanilla CS card base.

Bling!

And now for the finishing touch- Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels look great with the Rococo Rose. I use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the rhinestones from the acetate to the card.

Add the Very Vanilla Lace bow with a Glue Dot and then add the Champagne Rhinestones.

Viola! You have an elegant Valentine’s Greeting card to send to someone you love!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Stamparatus

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- January 2021-Thank You Cards

Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! Be sure to visit all the different blogs.

I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. I really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here at Theresa’s Treasures or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. Enjoy!

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my awesome customers. These are thank you notes for me to send for anyone who orders during the month of January.

This is a really fun and delicious card made with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in the 2021 Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog. The beautiful Berry Blessings Designer Series Paper is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration!

To make the strawberry look even more delicious I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects.

I made several so I would be able to send a Thank You to all my customers who order from me this month!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you would like to purchase the products to make this card, just select from the supply list below the list of blog participants.

There is an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world that are working hard to learn how to be even more successful. I know you are going to love seeing all the amazing projects today. Be sure you comment and show us some love so we are inspired to keep creating and sharing fantastic ideas!

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Calendar, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Simple stamping, Two-step stamping

Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold

Hello and Happy New Year! The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is easy to make with the new Art Gallery stamp set by Stampin’ Up®. The new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog is live! If you need a catalog, please see how to request one at the end of this blog.

The Art Gallery Calendar Fun Fold is very simple but does require a little bit of Masking Technique. The little calendar is a tear-off sticky note style and is from Vippies. I have ordered calendars from them for many years.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches scored at 1/2, 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 inches, and 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 2 3/4 x 5 inches; and Brights Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Poppy Parade: 2 3/4 x 4 inches*. (*more on how to get this DSP under the Joining Special that follows this blog). Note: Whisper White has been replaced by Basic White CS.

Two-Step Stamping

The first step is to apply 2 different colors of ink to the bunch of flowers in the Art Gallery stamp set. By using the corner of the ink pad you can apply the Mango Melody ink just to the flowers.