Monday, August 31, 2020

Simple Lovely You Card

Hello and welcome to this week's blog posts featuring the Lovely You Bundle by Stampin' Up!  Each day this week I'll have a new project to share with you using this stamp set and coordinating punches (2 punches in 1).




Today's card is a super simple card.  It's a single layer (this is generally not my style), but I want to show you how quick and easy it can be to put together a simple, yet pretty card.  I took a very vanilla card base (8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4").  I then stamped the different images in the Lovely You Stamp Set using the following inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.  I stamped all over the front of the card in random directions to make it look like a background or a piece of patterned paper.  I also stamped the corner on the inside of the card to dress it up a little.


I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and then fussy cut it out (if you don't know what fussy cut means, it's when you have to use scissors and cut it yourself - there is no die or punch to help you out!)  I created a label using the 1" slots in the flatter-sided punch and adhered my sentiment to it.  I popped it up using Stampin' Dimensionals and POOF! you have a finished card!




If you're ready to try making this card yourself and are missing a few supplies or all of the supplies, please click on any of the images below and it will direct you right to my online shop where you can order what you need to make this project and more.  Please remember that today is the last day of August, so the August host code is only valid until tonight at midnight.  A new host code will come into effect tomorrow.  Happy Shopping!

 


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Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
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Friday, August 28, 2020

Slimline Card Meets Forever Fern Bundle

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This is my final project for this week's blog posts featuring the Forever Fern Bundle.  It will certainly not be my last project made as this is such a beautiful and versatile set!  And as you can see from the different projects I've made this week, just because it is a leaf stamp set, does not mean that you are restricted to using only green tones.  I used bright colours for a more spring/summer feel and then earthy tones for a more autumn look.  You could even use blues and grays if you wanted a more winter-like feel to your card (it's too early to talk about winter though, but I just wanted to throw that in there as an option!)

For this slimline card, I started out with a Whisper White piece of cardstock measuring 7" x 8-1/2".  I then scored and folded it at 3-1/2" so that my card base measures 3-1/2" x 8-1/2".  And if you are wondering what you would do for envelopes for these trendy cards, you can either make one out of a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper (how fun!) or they fit nicely in the #10 business-size envelopes. 

 



I then took my Early Espresso piece of cardstock (3-1/4" x 8-1/4") and used one of the Greenery Embossing Folders (they come as a 2-pack).  For this card, I used the one that has the design at the top and bottom of the folder.  I kept the end of my piece of paper near the fold of the embossing folder so that my embossed images are at one end and about 3/4 of the way down.

I adhered my cardstock scraps to an adhesive sheet before I die cut them.  When I first made this card, I just used tombow and the fine tip glue pen to glue the pieces down, but I was not happy with the end result as some of the excess glue snuck around the leaves and even after it dried, you could still see it surrounding some of the shapes.  If you have not tried the adhesive sheets yet, I highly recommend that you add them to your next order!  I'm not sure how I have crafted this long without trying them out!  They make your life so much easier, especially with intricate dies such as leaves.

I then used the Forever Flourishing dies (it comes with the Forever Fern bundle if you purchase both the stamp set and the coordinating dies) to cut out my leaves.  The biggest leaf was cut out of Cajun Craze, the medium sized leaf was cut out of vellum and then the tiny leaves as well as the accent pieces were cut using Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee and Copper Foil Sheets.

I stamped the greeting in Early Espresso on a 1" piece of whisper white cardstock and cut one end with the Banner Triple punch.  I also stamped the inside corner of the card using cajun craze, pumpkin pie and bumblebee inks. 





I then carefully peeled the backing off of my die-cut shapes and adhered them to my Early Espresso piece of cardstock in a pattern meant to mimic the falling of leaves in the Fall.  I then adhered this layer to my original whisper white card base.  To finish off my card, I popped up my greeting using Stampin' Dimensionals.

If you're excited to make a card similar to mine based on this colour scheme, I have included the links below for the colours I used in making this exact project.  However, feel free to switch up the colours to your own taste.  Just click on any of the links below and it will take you to my online shop where you can purchase current Stampin' Up! products 24/7.  Enjoy! 

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Forever Fern Fancy Fold (Gate Fold) Card

Hello and welcome to another project using the Forever Fern stamp set by Stampin' Up! in the Annual Catalogue!

I saw a Gate Fold card early this year and I love them for those extra-special people and/or occasions!  This particular Gate Fold card is a larger size than our regular cards measuring 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" finished.  There are a couple of options for envelopes - you can find larger sized envelopes at your local office supply store, you could make your own custom envelope out of a coordinating piece of cardstock or designer series paper (how pretty would that be?) or you could use a clear bag (I use the ones offered by Stampin' Up! that measure 6" x 8" ) and I glue them to a gift bag so that you get a beautifully decorated gift bag and greeting card all in one!




For this particular card, I started with a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock measuring 7-1/2" x 11".  I then scored it at 2-1/2" on either side so that when you fold in your panels, you have a card that measures 5-1/2" wide.  To finish the panels, I just adhered a piece of the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper measuring 2" x 7" to a Pretty Peacock piece of cardstock measuring 2-1/4" x 7-1/4".

 


For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock (5-1/4" x 7-1/4") and adhered it to the big center panel.  I then stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz and Just Jade on the 2 opposing corners and adhered it to the Pretty Peacock layer.  The inside sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock.  (And just a quick aside - Pretty Peacock is an in-colour, but we have already had the joy of playing with it for a year and we only have a year left until it retires as it is one of our 2019-2021 In Colours).




Now, for the icing on the cake (or belly band in our case!) I took a 1" x 11" strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock and layered a thin piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock on the top.  You could also use ribbon for this piece.  I didn't have any Pear Pizzazz ribbon, so paper it was!  The gold piece is from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper - part of the Forever Greenery Suite.  (If you look at the image in the Supply List, there are all sorts of gorgeous shapes that you get and they are very striking when paired with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper).  I just gently folded my band around my card with the ends in the front so that I could adhered them to the gold piece.  Make sure that you give your band a little extra on the sides, otherwise it is very difficult to slide it on and off your card.  You want it to fit snug, but not too tight that you can't slide it easily with a little pressure.  The front sentiment is also stamped in Pretty Peacock on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that is die cut using the Stitched Rectangles (certainly another go-to die set for me!)

 

 
Wow!  That was a lot to say!  I have provided you with the list of supplies below.  If you click on any of those images, it will take you directly to my online store where you can purchase these products to make this project or anything currently offered by Stampin' Up!  Have fun crafting!! 




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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Forever Fern Notecards


Hi Everyone! Thank you for stopping by today to see what creations I have to share with you!

I'm still playing with the Forever Fern stamp set in the Annual Catalogue (it's part of the Forever Greenery Suite).  I made 5 notecards and matching envelopes that fit into the Mini Pizza Boxes.  So cute!!


I wanted these notecards to have a Fall-like feel to them, so I used Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider (it's one of our new 2020 - 2022 In-Colours), Gray Granite and Bumblebee (another one of our 2020 - 2022 In-Colours) for the splashes.

I started with a 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I randomly stamped the leaf and accent images in Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider, Gray Granite and Bumblebee.  I then chopped this piece of cardstock into 2-1/2" squares and adhered these squares onto coordinating squares (measuring 2-3/4").  These squares were then adhered to the Very Vanilla card bases (3" x 6" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, scored and folded at 3").  I used Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider and Gray Granite for these squares.  I also stamped the bottom corner of each of the envelopes.  



For the greetings, I stamped them in the coordinating colours of gray granite, cherry cobbler and cinnamon cider onto a very vanilla scrap piece of cardstock.  I used various punches - Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Banner Triple Punch and a few retired ones that you could easily substitute with the Classic Label punch or one of the Stitched Shapes dies.  I then adhered the greeting to its base and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere them to the front of the notecards.

If you're ready to tackle this project on your own and are short of a few or all of the supplies, please click on any of the product images below and it will take you right to my online store where you can order what you need to make this project.


Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!! 

 



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