I had a fun day yesterday at my friend Ann Hillery’s home. She hosted a shoebox swap for demonstrators to share ideas. We each brought a finished card and kits for others to make the same card. We went from one table seat to another table seat working on the cards. Everything was die cut for us- we just stamp, color, assemble. It is always a great time, and the three soups made by Ann and Linda Briel along with salad and pumpkin bundlt cake and raspberry crumb bars for lunch were delicious! My friend Patti Sharkey had this Parisian Beauty for us to make:
I love all the patterns in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
but the script is especially striking in the champagne metallic against the Petal Pink background. Tip: Using a 3″ x 4″ piece of the luxurious paper not only makes a statement but also stretches your paper to get 12 pieces from a 12″ x 12″ piece.
The black Eiffel Tower really pops off the card. There is not a die for the flower so I did have to fussy cut the flowers but I did it with minimal whining…
I had fun making this cutie using the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle.
I made a Pull Up Pocket Fun Fold showing off the festive Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper.
Here is a video showing how easy it is to make one of these fun fold gift card holders.
I love all the colors you can work with in the Birthday Bonanza DSP.
The inside reveals a neat pull up pocket that can hold a tag or a gift card!
Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 2″ and 7-1/4″ on the 11″ side
White panel on front: 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Whisper White for Lion and Classic Label sentiment: 3″ x 3″
DSP on white panel: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Banners on top of front: (2) 1″ x 4″
DSP for pull up pocket: 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ scored in 1/2″ on both ends of 5-1/2″ side
DSP to make inside pocket attached to bottom of pull up DSP: 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
Tag: 3″ x 4″
*Pennant end banners under Happy Birthday sentiment are punched in Triple Banner Punch
1-1/2″ circle for front sentiment, 1-3/4″circle border around sentiment
Don’t forget it’s Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Time
that means any order over $50 gets a free gift!
One of my favorite cards from last year’s Christmas Stack-a-Stack was this card.
You can see it HERE.
The Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set and the Merry Christmas Dies are still available in the Annual Catalog if you don’t have them…and need them!
I came across it in my box of Christmas cards, and it decided to case myself! I thought the banners would be a great canvas to place the copper Cheers die cut on.
I used the Stampin’ Up Sip Sip Hooray and the Cheers to you Bundles on this card with the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper.
When I stamped the champagne flute with the “liquid” image that goes in the glass, I wasn’t feeling it. So I pulled out my retired Confetti Stars border punch and filled the glass up with “bubbly” stars! I added a copper flute behind my stamped flute to jazz it up, too.
and you are put into a drawing for a Stampin’ Up Goodie from me!
Now for my card and video today!!
Oh, I had fun making this card! Who is not excited when they see a gumball machine?
I used the Stampin’ Up Snow Globe Scenes Dies in an alternative way…to use all year long!
How did I make it? Take a look at my video…
Dang…I forgot to show you the how to make the top of the gumball machine!
Why did I do that?
Because AFTER I made the card and video, I saw that I needed a top on it!
Why didn’t I notice that before the video?!? I think it really adds to the card:)
Here is how I made it with the Timeless Tag punch cut on the bottom with the snow globe die.
I am sorry that my gumball machine is topless in this photo…scandalous.
Card Base: 4-1/8″ x 11 scored at 5-1/2″ Inside Whisper White: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/4″
Black and White panel: 3 each of 1″ x 5″ Strips taped together and then die cut with the Largest Stitched Rectangle Die
3″ x 3″ Whisper White for inside of globe
Bases of gumball machine: (4) of Real Red 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
Scraps of colored cardstock for gumballs, scraps of Silver Foil or Glimmer for on bases
I finally cut into the gorgeous Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper!
I made a Fun fold called a Buckle Card because of the way the card closes- a belt slides into a buckle:)
Here is a video showing how to make one:
The beautiful hummingbirds with the clear embossed texture on the DSP were easy to fussy cut with my Stampin’ Up Paper Snips. I made two different variations depending on how the hummingbird was facing.
The Stampin’ Up Here’s a Card stamp set had a great sentiment that fit the card wonderfully.
Card Base is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″ on 8-1/2″ side.
The Leaves DSP is 2-3/4″ x 4″ and the belt DSP is 1-1/2″ x 3″.
The Belt is 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″ so there is a 1/4″ flap to attach to the card base.
The embossed circle is 2-1/4″, the bordering circle is 2-1/2″. Inside panel is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
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* I did use the 2-1/4″ and the 2-1/2″ circle punches:)