One of the things I love about attending Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage events is getting together with my stamping friends and swapping cards. Here are some of the cards I received. *Each of these cards are made with items that are retiring. If you see something you like, order now before it’s too late!
Susan used the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper and Layering Love Stamp set. I love the large sentiments in this stamp set. It will be retiring in May so grab it now while you still can! You can check out the other sentiments in this set in the product list below.
Nancy used Butterflies Thinlits and Garden in Bloom Stamp Set to create this fun card. The thinlits, stamp set, and Fluttering Embossing Folder used on the envelope are retiring. Get them before they “fly” away! Here’s a peek at the inside of this card.
I love the way Nancy cut out the circle on the front of the card and had the butterfly wings peeking through! So creative!
Karen used the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set and Bold Butterfly Framelits Die to create this beautiful card. This butterfly stamp set and Framelits are also retiring! I love all the layers and texture on this card!
This thank you card created by Mary Anne is sure to brighten anyone’s day! I absolutely love the Flower Shop Stamp Set and matching Pansy Punch and I may shed a few tears over these retiring. I have used them for all different occasions! I love the way Mary Anne heated embossed the flowers with white embossing powder then watercolored such bright and cheery colors. She used my favorite paper too, Shimmery White. Thank goodness the paper is sticking around!!!
Anne-Marie made matching red tags for all the PALS attending the event. She is just the sweetest and is from my home state of Massachusetts! She used the Country Livin’, Guy Greetings, and Hardwood Stamp sets to create this masculine birthday card using the masking technique. For some reason I want to sing “These boots were made for walking..” The Guy Greetings stamp set used on this card is retiring but Hardwood and Country Livin’ will be in the new annual catalog.
I hope this showcase of cards has inspired you today! Check back tomorrow to see more beautiful cards I received. Be sure to check out the retiring items below so you don’t have any regrets later! Don’t forget, you will receive my swap card (click HERE to view) with your online order in April! Click HERE to shop.
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Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold has a hidden message. I have been wanting to make one of these fun folds for a long time. I like simple cards and did not think this style card would fit that bill. I was wrong! It really is quite easy once you break it down into steps. Many thanks to fellow demonstrators, Patrice Halliday-Larsen, Natalie Lapakko, and Meg Loven who shared their inspiration and directions to get me started. I changed it up a bit to simplify it! Here’s my card.
I have lots of photos and measurements for you. You need to cut and score 3 pieces of paper for this card.
Front: 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2
Back: 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 scored at 5 1/2
Inside: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Punch a circle out of the front piece by sliding the 2″ Circle punch along the side as far as it will go.
Line up the inside piece the same way and punch from both the front and back. (*You may prefer to line up the inside piece under the top piece and trace the circle with a pencil first then punch it out if you are not confident you will line it up exactly.) The 3 circles should all line up.
Add sticky strip or use Fast Fuse Adhesive along the flap on the back piece. Adhere this piece along the right side of the inside piece.
Close the inside piece and apply adhesive to the top piece only. The front page of the middle layer is adhered completely to the inside of the front layer, with the right side edges lined up.
The photo below shows what the card should look like assembled.
Stamp the sentiments through the hole to make sure they line up exactly. My sentiment is from Garden in Bloom which is a photopolymer stamp set so it was easy to see. (*If you are using a clear mount or wood mount stamp you may want to trace the circle then open the card and stamp the sentiment inside the pencil line using the stamp a ma jig. Remember to erase your pencil marks afterwards.) I opened my card to slide the hidden message part in view and stamped my inside sentiment through the hole.
I decorated my card using the Flourish Thinlits. I adhered the die cut pieces using the Fine-tip Glue Pen. I embellished with ribbon and Pearl Basic Jewels. I stamped the envelope using the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Soft Sky ink. This is such a fun card to make and open! This fun fold would be great for kid birthdays as I’m sure they would enjoy the hidden message appearing when they open their card.
Stamp Sets: Garden in Bloom, Flourishing Phrases, Balloon Adventures Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Sky Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White Tools & Accessories: Flourish Thinlits, 2″ Circle Punch, Island Indigo Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Have a Happy Day!
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I promised to share with you the cards I received from the card swap. I have received about half of them so far and the rest should be arriving this week. This card swap is showcasing new stamp sets from the annual catalog. Check these out…
I love the coral, white, and sand color combination Denise used along with a touch of yellow for the flowers. This card showcases the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. So pretty!!!
This card is over the top! Susie used a bunch of different stamp sets to create this card: Gorgeous Grunge, Playful Backgrounds, Time of Year, Garden in Bloom, Stylized Birthday, Birthday Banners, and Balloon Celebration. I’m afraid the photo does not do it justice as you can’t see the way it sparkles on the front. Here’s another photo showing the inside…the sentiment appears like magic when you open it!
I need to give this inside fold a try. So cool!
Mary used the new exclusive hostess set, Baskets for You, with Stampin’ Up markers, Aqua painter, and colored pencils to color the flowers in the basket. The sentiment is from Best Birds stamp set. I like the way the basket looks like it is just sitting on the mantle. How clever!
Carolyn used one of my favorite new stamp sets and matching die cut, Flourishing Phrases. This would make a beautiful set of notecards to give as a gift someone.
The Hardwood stamp set used here is not new but the May Flowers Framelits are. These framelits are on my wish list. I love the way Beverly layered the flowers to add dimension.
I will be sharing more swap cards when they arrive. I hope you will check back again. Reminder…today is the last day to enter the Jar of Love contest. If you missed that post you can click HERE to enter.
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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
I love the Detailed Floral Thinlits…They are so elegant and versatile! I purchased them as a bundle with the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Saved 10%. Woo Hoo!
This card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 and has a fun fold to it. I started out with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Night of Navy card stock and scored it at 4 1/2 and 9. I placed the floral thinlits die along the edge (just past the 9 inch score line) and Cut It Out using the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot. The die brush made it easy to remove the small pieces from the die.
I heat embossed Happy Birthday from Stylized Birthday Stamp Set using VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, and the Heat Tool. I love to heat emboss and chose gold to match the pretty bow paper clip embellishment which I used to keep my card closed. Next I cut a 4 1/4 x 3 inch piece of whisper white to match the die. I used the die to position my edgelit and secured it with a piece of washi tape then Cut It Out with the Big Shot. Perfect fit! I adhered it to my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I added some White Perfect Accents and stamped the inside using the flower from Floral Phrases stamp set and the sentiment from Garden in Bloom stamp set. I thought this was the perfect sentiment for this special card.
A special card needs a special envelope and this custom envelope was a breeze to make. I simply trimmed 1/2 inch off each side of our standard envelope and sealed the sides with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape. I stamped the same flower I used on the inside on the envelope flap and my envelope coordinates beautifully with my card.
Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases, Stylized Birthday, Garden in Bloom Ink: Night of Navy Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White Tools & Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Die Brush, Heat Tool, VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents, Bow Paper Clip Embellishments, Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape, Multipupose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive
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