Today I wanted to share one of my favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog, the Christmas Gleaming Bundle! It comes with TWO punches and a fabulous coordinating stamp set. Stampin Up didn’t stop with the bundle, they added even more to this bundle and made it a whole SUITE! And you know what that means, we got coordinating ribbon, embellishments and DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!!
I created 3 cards with this Suite that I want to share with you. All 3 cards feature the same layout and each packs a different wow.
This card features Night of Navy as its primary color and I added some copper embellishments from the Suite for some extra pizzazz.
For the second card, I used Mossy Meadow and flipped the card vertically. I used more of the copper embellishments to really make the copper in the designer paper pop.
This card highlights one of our new In-colors, Pretty Peacock. I let the pattern in the designer paper do all the work for this one. I punched out a small ornament from some copper foil paper and then ran it through my die cutting machine with the Tufted 3D embossing folder. It just gives it that extra little touch don’t ya think?
For detailed instructions on how to make these cards, watch my video here:
All 3 card bases: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored at 4 1/4″ (Card Base)
Designer Paper: 3 x 4 1/4″
Copper Foil: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
Shimmer White CS: 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ (for sentiments for Cards 1 & 2)
Copper Foil: 1 3/4″ x 2″ (for Card 2)
Night of Navy: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (for Card 1)
For this month’s NC Demo Blog Hop, we were tasked with finding a picture of flowers that inspire us! I chose a picture I took of my gifts I received from my work team a couple of months ago… they really do appreciate me! (But not as much as I appreciate them). I received flowers and chocolates!!!
So, I came home and started going through my Pressed Petals Designer Paper and created this card:
This paper packs such a wow on its own that it needs very little added to it. I just heat embossed my sentiment from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set in Copper and layered it on some copper foil.
Then I used the Pressed Petals Washi Tape to create my flower. Tip: rub your embossing buddy on the tips of the Washi Petals so they don’t stick to your card. That will help keep your Petals raised up.
- Card Base: 11″ x 4 1/4″, folded in half
- Layer: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
- Designer Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Copper Foil: 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- Sentiment Layer: 1″ x 4 1/4″
Check out this video from Stampin Up to learn more about our Pressed Petal Suite!
Pressed Petal Suite
Now I encourage you to continue to be inspired by the other wonderful creations featured in this month’s blog hop!
I didnt get to post last week, so Im giving you a bonus this week of THREE tips for organizing your craft space!
I like to have my tools and most commonly used items within my reach. I also find that having things like my Designer Paper and ribbons within my reach help to encourage me to use them more. To achieve this, I have a bookshelf on my desk that all of these items are kept on. I also spray painted it white so it would better match my room!
Pre-cut your Designer Paper and store it in either clear stamp cases or these cello envelopes. I can show you how to do that if you need some guidance. I cut the information on the backing of the package out and keep it with my papers. This way all of the coordinating colors and the item number are available when I grab the paper. I got my clear envelopes from Amazon, and they are sized 6×6.
Ribbons! I love using ribbon on projects. But I found if they are in a drawer or on a separate shelf from my workspace then I don’t use them. So I found this spice rack at Ikea. I painted it white, and voila! It has the little bar in front so the ribbon doesn’t roll off and the opening I can use to pull an end through. I considered getting a paper towel holder, but then removing the roll to replace or take to events would be more difficult… that would mean I wouldn’t use my ribbon, and we want to use our ribbon!! (I normally have more ribbon than this, but I cleared out my retiring ones into a box so I could focus on using them for classes)
To keep my Designer Paper and other tools in reach and organized, I bought a wooden plate rack from Ikea! I also keep my Stamparatus plates on it. 3 plates will fit in each divided section. Depending on how many sheets of Designer Paper you have in a packet will determine how many packs can fit in each section. I fit at least 2.
This is the Ikea information for the plate rack and spice rack:
Hope you enjoyed these organization tips! I would live to hear some of yours, so please leave a comment below with what works for your space!
Today I wanted to share a couple of cards I made using the Bloom by Bloom bundle and the Incredible Like You stamp set! This suite of products is on our Last Chance list so they are only available while supplies last – if you love them, then you need to order them before they’re gone!
I wanted to show how you can use the same card layout and color combination in multiple ways. All you have to do is use a different sheet of Designer Paper , and boom, your cards are instantly different and still so striking! This is a perfect layout and concept for doing some #loveitchopit!
Both cards use the Happiness Blooms Designer Paper, and the colors that coordinate with the paper: Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover, Night of Navy, and Pineapple Punch.
The first card was done in Landscape, and uses Calypso Coral as my base, and Night of Navy as my stamped image layer. Which of these is your favorite? Leave me a comment below and tell me!
My second card was done in Portrait, and uses a Whisper White card base, and a Call Me Clover stamped layer.
They are finished off with some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.
Aren’t these cards just so bright and fun! Stampin’ Up has mastered the art of coordinating everything so designing cards like this is so easy! Just pick your Designer Paper, the coordinating stamp set (or two) and the ink and cardstock in the coordinating colors…done!
If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used, you can email me or you can click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store. My store is ALWAYS open!
I am also providing an updated list of our Last Chance items… once they are gone, they are gone forever so get them now! Click the image for an updated list…
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Today I am sharing a card I designed for a swap at OnStage this past weekend. The category was Avid Crafter cards which includes WOW and Fancy Fold cards. I chose to use the Let it Ride stamp set (because I love Horses) and to incorporate it on a Z-Fold card.
A Z-Fold card is one of the easier fancy folds in my opinion. No rocket science involved, just an extra fold on the front panel, and add your layers as usual… but it packs such a wow!
I wanted to keep the colors neutral so that my horse would be the star of the card, and I colored him and his friends on the inside with my Blends!
This is what the card looks like folded flat, as it would be in an envelope.
Here is my inside panel. I just love the vibe that these horses give… not a care in the world and just grazing along. I wish I could live like that some days… but responsibilities prevail…
Since this card was intended to be for an avid crafter, I had to step it up a bit! I used my rectangle stitched dies, added some designer paper, did a watercolor wash on my background, colored with my Blends, and heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. All pulled together, just makes this card a WOW.
The Z-Fold is a really simple design to do as well… and it packs such a punch!
- Cut your standard card base (5 1/2″ x 11″)
- Score and fold your card as normal, at 4 1/4″. It will look like a standard portrait card at this point…
- Score the front panel at 2 1/8″. Then fold the piece back the other way.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
The Let it Ride stamp set will carryover into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so we can enjoy this set for another year! But the Designer Paper will not carryover, so if you love it, you better get it quick before its gone forever!
If you would like to purchase any of the items I used on this card for your own supply stash, email me or click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store. My store is ALWAYS open!
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