I am back from visiting family and friends in Massachusetts and celebrating my son’s birthday. Here’s the card I made for him.
I used the Seaside Bay Bundle and By the Bay Designer Series Paper to create his card. I grew up on Cape Cod and love everything about the ocean, including the seafood! I live in Maryland now and I had to add this bundle to my collection as soon as I saw the crab. I love crab (and so does my son)! I stamped the crab in Night of Navy ink then used Wink of Stella to blend the ink to color in the crab.
Here are the details to create this card.
Materials & Measurements
Basic White thick card base: 4 1/4″x 11″, scored at 2″ and 3 3/8″ from each side
Sahara Sand card stock: cut 2 at 1 3/4″ x 4″ & emboss with Seashells 3D embossing folder
By the Bay DSP: 4″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 6 (for envelope)
Basic White card stock: scrap to stamp & die cut crab
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Today’s card showcases the Gathered Leaves Dies and Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on the front. This is a fun fold card which is hard to tell from the front. Here’s a look at it opened.
You can stamp any sentiment on the front or inside. I sometimes like to add a handwritten note inside. This card uses one sheet of the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to make the card and decorate the envelope. I love to design cards where there is no waste!
This is one of the cards included in my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet to go last month. Today is the last day to sign up for my card buffet this month for more fun fold card ideas like this! My tutorials include additional ideas and tips for cardmaking (like how to cut your paper for this card so there is no waste). Everything comes precut and ready for you to stamp and adhere! Click HEREfor more details and ordering information.
The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is on sale this month! You can use this DSP for masculine cards and many different occasions! I love the different patterns and color combinations!
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Happy October! This month I am featuring not one, but two stamp sets in my monthly tutorials… Tidings All Around and Seasonal Wreaths. Why two stamp sets? Because both of these stamp sets coordinate with the All-Around Wreath Dies! How cool is that?! You get a bigger bang for your buck and you can use these year round! I change the wreath on my door for each season & holiday…now we can do the same with our cards! I offer 3 exclusive tutorials each month with a minimum $40 or more online order. The Tidings All Around Bundle includes the All-Around Wreath Dies and is available for $45.75 (10% off). That’s more than the minimum to get those FREE tutorials! I have been playing with these the past week and trust me…You are going to want them! Every time I create one card, I think of another way to use it! The wreath has a permanent spot on my Stamparatus! I can’t wait to share these projects with you!
Here’s a look at the stamp sets and dies.
These are so versatile! I used both stamp sets and some of the dies to create today’s fun fold card.
I have many fall birthdays coming up including my husband, daughter, brother, sister, and several friends. This card could be used for a masculine or feminine birthday. The leaves are from Gathered Leaves Dies. These dies (and coordinating stamp set) were featured in last month’s tutorials. I have used them so much already and keep coming up with fun new ways. If you missed out on these tutorials last month you can still get them for FREE by ordering the Gather Together Bundle from my online store. You’ll get 3 exclusive designs with step by step directions to start creating with your new stamps and dies right away! Plus there’s other ideas on my blog and more to come! There will be no reason to have those stamps sitting on a shelf! I try to buy stamp sets that are versatile so I can get the most use out of my purchases. The ones I feature in my monthly tutorials are among my favorites!
Here’s the details for today’s card:
Materials & Measurements
Mint Macaron card base: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ , scraps to cut 2 leaves and 3 sticks
Pretty Peacock: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 Scraps to cut leaf and 3 sprigs
Very Vanilla: 2 cut at 4″ x 4″ scrap to stamp sentiment banner
Come To Gather DSP: 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap, 3/4 x 4 for inside card
Fold and burnish Pretty Peacock cardstock. Center and adhere to the Mint Macaron card base.
Center and stamp wreath from Tidings All Around on Very Vanilla. Stamp first in Pretty Peacock then again in Mint Macaron off centered a little so images are not right on top of each other. Adhere to Pretty Peacock.
Cut and trim (at an angle) two 3 1/2″ pieces of Scalloped Linen Ribbon and adhere to the wreath with Glue Dots.
Stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock on 1/2″ strip on Very Vanilla. Banner the ends and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To get the two tone effect on the leaves, lay the dies on the stamp pad and tap lightly. Remove and cut with die cutting machine. (These dies cut and emboss at the same time! Just another reason to love them!!!) *The Grapefruit Grove leaves were set in Cajun Craze Ink, Mint Macaron in Mint Macaron, and Pretty Peacock in Pretty Peacock.
Cut a few sprigs and twigs in Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock. Layer leaves and sprigs with Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a leaf trinket and a Crumb Cake bow (from Natures Twine) with Glue Dots.
Stamp inside sentiment. I used the Stamparatus to first stamp the large bold sentiment in Pretty Peacock. Then I lined up and stamped the words in Mint Macaron. (*The Stamparatus makes it so easy to make multiple cards and being able to switch and turn the plates makes it quick & easy without having to remove stamps from the blocks each time! I love mine!!)
Add the thin strip of DSP to the bottom of the sentiment and adhere the long strip to the envelope flap for a coordinating look.
I have made this wreath in many different colors and styles already! You can order your set by clicking on the product links below.
Check back tomorrow for the next project in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series. I’ll be featuring a different project with the Tidings All Around Bundle. Can you guess what it is? I is for……???
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