Gatefold Card with Belly Band – All That You Are Stamp Set

Gatefold Card with Belly Band – All That You Are Stamp Set

Hi Everyone! This is one of the cards my local stampers will be making this week. It’s a Gatefold Fancy Fold/Fun Fold. And to make it MORE interactive, I added a belly band.

It features the stamp set All That You Are Stamp Set. It’s heat embossed on Watercolor paper with white emboss powder. Then watercolor using Aqua Painters and Flirty Flamingo and Sea Foam ink.

  • Measurements:Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2. Score at 2-1/8 from both ends along the 8-1/2 side.
    Basic Black: (2) 1-7/8 x 5-1/4, 3-1/4 x 4-3/4, 1 x 8-1/2
    All My Love Designer Paper: (2) 1-5/8 x 5
    Scrap of Sea Foam Cardstock 
    Watercolor Paper: 3 x 4-1/2, scraps for die cutting
    All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack: 8-1/2 strip for belly band

General Instructions:

Score card base. Add front layers. With VersaMark Ink, stamp images on Watercolor Paper. Use White Emboss Powder and heat emboss using the Heat Tool. Use Aquapainter to color images. Die cut flowers. Add inside image. Add ribbon to belly band. With 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, punch Sea Foam cardstock circle. Stamp images and add flowers. Add to belly band.

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Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop – So Hoppy Together

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop – So Hoppy Together


Hi Everyone! Welcome to our monthly Blog Hop. We are celebration Sale-A-Bration & I thought if fitting and funny to use So Hoppy Together for the HOP!

This is a peek-though card. Meaning you get a peek at what’s on the inside of the card.

And the back is where you can write.

Lovely Lipstick Cardstock: 4-1/4 x 11
Soft Seafoam Cardstock: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
All My Love Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4
Scraps of Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Seafoam,  and Lovely Lipstick for stamping and die cutting.

General Instructions:

  • With Climbing Vine Embossing Folder, emboss the front of the card.
  • With Layering Circles Framelits Dies, die cut circle on the card front.
  • With Soft Seafoam and Layering Circles, die cut scallop frame for cut out.
  • Stamp and fussy cut or e-cut frog image. Color using Stampin’ Blends.
  • Stamp sentiment and layer.
  • Add layers to inside of card.
  • Die cut Crumb Cake circle that is smaller than opening.
  • Add frog image.
  • Tie ribbon.
  • Add Whisper White to back of card.
  • Optional heart die cut from Be Mine Stitched Framelits

AND since the hop is about showing it 2 Ways, here I used it as a Valentine’s Gift. Perfect for someone whose New Year’s Resolution was to be healthier – no sweets but a cute gift using the Acetate Card Boxes 144628. I picked up some cute office supplies to match the How Sweet It Is Designer Paper

Product List for the card

Product List for the acetate gift box

Up next is Tracy 

Dawn Griffith
Beth Bolinger
Dee Slater – You Are Here
Tracy Bradley – Up Next
Sheila Curry-Myers
Davette Strange Miller
Cheryl Pierce Smith


Designer Team Swap Cards – Monochromatic Theme

Designer Team Swap Cards – Monochromatic Theme

Hi Everyone! I meet monthly with my team..both in person and via Facebook Live on our team Facebook Page. July’s swap theme was Monochromatic plus a neutral. Meaning the same color ink, paper and embellishment and a neutral accent.

The Dolls (my team name is the Designer Paper Dolls) told me this was one of the hardest challenges! To try to stick with just one color. Which kinda surprised me at first, but once I got thinking about it, I shouldn’t be…these stampers are awesome and love their stampin’ stash!

This was the first swap where we all had items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that started in June. Many of us used Pop of Petals Bundle! (stamp set and punch)

We would love to have you on our team and create with us! For the discount or start a business! Click here for more info about being a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator! or email me any questions you may have.

Double Stacked Image Technique using Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Double Stacked Image Technique using Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Hi Everyone!

I have a slightly different embellishment technique for you today: Stacked Embellishments. What you do is duplicate your image and stack it on top of itself for a unique raised layer.

The card features the Limited Edition Blended Seasons Stamp Set – Available August 1-31, 2018 only! And while supplies last.

This is a great stamp set as it transitions from summer to fall to winter. If you are looking for a versatile stamp set, this is for you!

I will be showing this stamp set and designer paper over the next few days so you can see how the 2 really compliment each other!

I trimmed out the image with my e-cutter Click here to see what I have to help me cut around images.

Whisper White: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 plus scrap for stamping
Calypso Coral: 4 x 5-1/4
Tea Party Specialty Designer Paper: 3-3/4 x 5
Rich Razzleberry: 2-1/2 x 2-1/2

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Varied Vases – Must Have Mondays

Varied Vases – Must Have Mondays

Hi Everyone!

My pick for this week’s Must Have Mondays is the new Varied Vases Bundle. I am over the moon about this bundle! In fact my Facebook VIP group is getting a sneak peek look at future projects using this bundle on Wednesday. (My VIP group is for anyone who places an order with me, takes a class or is part of my downline team!)

I enjoy a stamp set with coordinating punch for 3D layers for visual interest, don’t you 🙂 This stamp set is a great for a wide variety of uses and seasons…which is why it’s a Must Have in my collection!

I CASED this project from the annual stinkin’ cute I had to try it myself! It’s also a card in my local June’s card class offering.


Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock: 8-1/2 x 11; 4 x 5-1/4
Powder Pink Cardstock: 3-1/4 x 3-3/4
Whisper White Cardstock: 3 x 3-1/2; 4 x 5-1/4 for inside of card (not shown)
2 pieces of ~ 6″ of ribbon

General instructions:

Stamp stems – crisscross at bottom. Vase will hide. Stamp leaf. On scrap whisper white cardstock, stamp vase and flowers. Punch out images. Add to card.
Stamp sentiment.
Crisscross ribbon in-between powder pink and whisper white layers.
Run lemon lime twist cardstock layer thru the Big Shot with embossing folder. Add all layers to card front.
With Stampin’ Blend marker, color rhinestones and add to the card.


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Blog Hop! It’s Hard to Say Goodbye – Last Chance Items!

Blog Hop! It’s Hard to Say Goodbye – Last Chance Items!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our monthly hop! Our theme is “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye!”. Many stamp sets, bundles, accessories and colors go bye-bye this time of the year as Stampin’ UP! retires some products to make room for new ones!  (See All the Last-Chance Products Here)

I love all things small! So the Fruit Basket Bundle had my name all over it. The cutest, I mean cutest pineapples, strawberries and pears (and watermelons not shown) you will ever see are in this stamp set with coordinating punches!

Fruit images and motifs are so trendy right now! Especially pineapples! And with the word “friend” in the stamp set, our little images needed a face and a buddy!

Ideas to use the Fruit Basket Bundle:

  • Perfect for all your summer BBQ party invites and favors.
  • Create a tag to accompany your strawberry pie or pineapple upside down cake!

You can check out the entire suite of products here! 

The cards also have an added textured touch as I embossed the card front layer using the Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder for a subtle nature element. TIP! I show in the supplies the Tutti-Frutti ink spot pack…great way to get a sampling of inks to complete the look!

Card base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Cardstock Mat: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4
Band 2 x 4-1/8

General Instructions:

  • Adhere (Multipurpose Glue) the designer paper and cardstock mat. Run through the Big Shot using the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Run the band through the Big Shot using Basket Weave (it was a Sale-a-Bration item and is returning June 1st!)
  • Stamp and punch fruit. Use journaling pens to add faces! I used both pen sizes so you can see the look. I prefer the finer tip.
  • Stamp sentiment on circle and layer as shown. Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the fruit and regular Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Starburst.
  • Add sequins.

TIP! – Reminder that while some products and coordinating dies and punches will still be available in the next catalog – which starts next month in June – the BUNDLE discount will go away! The Daisy Delight Bundle is an example. Saving 10% as a bundle will go away. The stamp set and punch will still be available but sold separately.

Click here to see a Wobble Element card I make with the bundle! 

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Dawn Griffith

Dee Slater – You are Here

Beth Bolinger – She’s Next!

Cheryl Pierce Smith

Michelle Veller

Tracy Bradley

Debi Galloway

Davette Strange Miller

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