Sweet As A Peach

Stampin Up Sweet As A Peach

I know it is now Fall (it was 30 degrees when I got up this morning!!) and Christmas is coming but I decided to make a fun summery card.  Sometimes I get so caught up in the new catalog that I forget there is still the Annual Catalog out there with wonderful products.  I decided I hadn’t used the You’re A Peach Suite  lately so I took it out. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach, the coordinating Peach Dies, You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper (I didn’t use this on the card today) and the Mini Jam Jars.  It was the first suite I bought out of the Annual Catalog because I loved it the minute I saw it.

The fun thing about this card is it is a fun fold card.  I don’t know the name of it but it doesn’t really matter.  Here is what it looks like when you lift up the front of the card.

This is what it looks like when you open the left triangle section.

Stampin Up Sweet As A Peach

To make this card I first cut an A2 (8.5″ x 5.5″) card base in Basic White card stock and folded it in half.  Then I placed it in my Paper Trimmer and cut from the score line to one corner.  I cut a piece of 4″ x 5.25 piece of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and then cut that in half from corner to corner.  I adhered one of the pieces to the front of the card base.  I also cut another 4″ x 5.25″ piece of DSP and adhered that to the inside of the card base.

The folding part in the middle of the card is 8.5″ x 3.25″ and then folded in half.  I decorated the front of that also using the Pansy Petals DSP.  I stamped the peach using Pale Papaya ink and the stem using Granny Apple Green Ink.  Then I cut those two images out using the coordinating dies from the set called Peach Dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia Ink onto a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto a  2.25″ x 3.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.  Then I adhered the entire piece onto the card base.

It was a pretty easy fun fold card to do and did not take a long time.

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In Symmetry Fun Fold

Stampin Up In Symmetry

I haven’t done a fun fold in a long time so I decided it was needed.  I love fun folds because when you send one to someone it is fun to open.  I love getting cards in the mail but then when I open it and it does something different, I love it even more.  Most fun folds have a name but honestly, I have not clue what this one is called.  I am going to call it a Pocket Card Fun Fold.   I made one like it years ago and thought it would be fun to do again.  This card is considered a fun fold because the card does not open but instead you pull out the “inside of the card” from the top.

Stampin Up In Symmetry

To make this card I started with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Just Jade card stock.  To make the pocket, I took a piece of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and cut it to 5.5″ x 12″. I scored it at 4″ and 8″. I made a light pencil mark 2″ down on each side and cut from the score line to the pencil mark on both sides.  I cut off a tiny sliver on each side so it would close better.   Then I took a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the left edge and the bottom of both side flaps and then closed it.  This is what it looks like.

Stampin Up Pocket Card

Close the right flap and then close the left one over the right one.

The flower on the front of the card is from the stamp set called In Symmetry.  I stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight and the stem and leaves in Just Jade.  I stamped the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink.  This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Symmetrical Stems Border Punch.  If you purchase both the stamp set and the punch you can save 10%.  I did not use the punch on this card but it is very cute!

Next I made the inside tag using a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of Just Jade card stock and 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of Basic White.  I added a small strip of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper.  The “hole” is actually a die from the Seasonal Labels Die set.  I took a piece of Just Jade & Gold 3/8″ Braided Ribbon and tied a piece of White Baker’s Twine around it.

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Sweet Ice Cream

Stampin Up Sweet Ice Cream

Last week I had my stamping ladies over for the first time in over a year.  Gosh, I missed them.  The last time I had them over was February 2020.  Then, of course, the pandemic hit and the world practically stopped.  It was so nice to be able to get back together and have some fun.

One of the cards we made using the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream.  This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.  The card we made is a fun fold card.  It actually opens two ways.  First you lift the flap that the ice cream cone is on and then you open the diagonally cut card base.

To make this card I first cut the front of Basic White card base diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.  Then I layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on the back piece.  This DSP is amazing.  It is only available as a hostess benefit.  There are 48 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP in the pack.  One side has fun colorful patterns while the other side is black and white.  Then I cut another piece 4″ x 5.25″ and then cut it diagonally in half.  I layered that on the front of the card base.

After I did this, I cut a piece of Basic White card stock 3.25″ x 8.5″ and folded it in half.  I layered a 3″ x 4″ piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on that and a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock on top.  I stamped the ice cream scoop in Pale Papaya and Pool Party ink and punched them out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.  I stamped the ice cream cone lines using Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and cut that out using the punch too.  I stamped both sentiments (the one on the Pale Papaya ice cream scoop and the one inside the card using  Pool Party ink.

All I can say is I hope this pandemic thing never happens again.  It sure was fun to get together and do some stamping and some snacking with lots of talking and laughter. 

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Prized Peony Fun Fold

Stampin Up Prized Peony

This is a quick and easy fun fold card I made using the stamp set called Prized Peony.  This stamp set is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has coordinating dies called Peony Dies and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

To make this card you will need the following cardstock:

4.25″ x 11″ card base scored at 5.5 inches and 6.75 inches (I used Gray Granite)

1″ x 4″ Basic White cardstock

(2) 4″ x 4″ Basic White cardstock (one for the inside and one for the outside)

7/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of DSP (I used Peony Garden)

3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of DSP (I used Peony Garden)

To make this card I first took a piece of 4.25″ x 11″  Gray Granite cardstock and scored it a 5.5″ and then again at 6.75″.  Then I used Tear & Tape to adhere the small 1.25″ section to the back so it opened like this:

Stampin Up Prized Peony

 

After that I took the Classic Label Punch and just punched out a notch on the top and bottom section.  I attached a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to the right part of the card and a 1″ x 4″ piece on the left side of the card and then adhered the appropriate size of Designer Series Paper to each side.  I wrapped a piece of retired ribbon around the card so that it was inside the notches and tied a knot.

After this I stamped the Peony flower on a piece of Basic White cardstock in Petal Pink ink and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Band Together in Gray Granite ink on top of the flower.  Then I cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies.  I used a large oval die to cut out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and the scalloped die in Gray Granite cardstock and layered them all together.

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A Quick & Easy Fun Fold Card

This is another card we made at our monthly stampin class.  It is a fun fold card (one of my favorite things to do) and is very quick and easy to make.  My poor class attendees are probably tired of fun fold cards but I love them so they have to put up with me.  Here is what it looks like when you open it up.

To make this card I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock the long way.  This means you cut it in half on the 8.5″ side.  Then I scored it at 2.75″, flipped it over and scored it at 2.75″ on the other side.  I cut two piece of Balmy Blue cardstock 1 7/8″ x 5.25″.  Then I cut two pieces of  Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper  at 1 5/8″ x 5″ and layered them on top of the Balmy Blue pieces.  Then you adhere each of them to the front of the card making sure you only put adhesive on half of the piece of Balmy Blue cardstock (or you won’t be able to open the card).  I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5.25″) and adhered that to the inside of the card.  Then I stamped the lighthouse and seagulls using Night of Navy Ink.

The sentiment on the front is from the stamp set called Here’s A Card.  I stamped it in Night of Navy Ink and cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  I thought it needed a little bit more so I cut out a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock 1.25″ x 1.5″ to put behind it.

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A Fun Fold Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today we have a new challenge from BS & J Productions.  It is a Fun Fold Challenge.  I love Fun Folds!  When you open the envelope you expect it to be a regular card but then it becomes more of a surprise.

I decided to make a Dutch Door Fun Fold card.  It was super easy to make and did not take a long time.  The hardest part is deciding what stamps, colors and Designer Series Paper to use.  I chose the stamp set called Sailing Home.  This stamp set has matching dies called Smooth Sailing and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The Designer Series Paper is part of the same Suite and is called Come Sail Away.  The colors I used for this card are Night Of Navy, Seaside Spray and Whisper White.

Here is what the card looks like when it is opened.  I decided not to put a sentiment on it so I can decide later who and why I want to send it to.

Here are the cardstock pieces you will need to make this card:

To make this fun fold card, adhere the piece of Seaside Spray cardstock to the piece Night of Navy card base like this:

Then layer the piece of Designer Series Paper on top like this:

Then decorate however you wish.  For a full list of products I used, see below.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I know I will want to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) both of their fun folds!

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A Christmas Card Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today is another day for a new Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is to make a Christmas Card (or project).

Here is the front of my card.

I decided to make a Fun Fold Card so here is what happens when you open the next part of the card.

This is what it looks like when you open the last part of the card.

I used the stamp set called Timeless Tidings.  This is a great holiday sentiment set that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  I really like the font and there are also three little images (the other two are a poinsettia and holly).  The Designer Series Paper  is called Festive Farmhouse.  I love this paper so much I actually used it on my personal Christmas cards I sent out.  I will show you that card in the next couple of weeks.  The colors I used are Gray Granite (one of my new favorite colors) and Cherry Cobbler (an old favorite).

Here are some of the dimensions of the cardstock I used.

4.25″ x 5.5″ Gray Granite cardstock (for the card base)

3″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock scored at 5.5″

3″ x 5.5″ piece of Designer Series Paper

3.25″ x 5.5″ Cherry Cobbler cardstock

1″ x 5.5″ Cherry Cobbler cardstock (for the banner) scored at 4 1/8″.  I hand cut the points on the end.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.  It is alway such a pleasant surprise!

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Broadway Birthday Fun Fold Card

At first glance this card looks pretty boring.  The fun part happens when you pull the sides of it.

There is a nice surprise inside!  This is called a Double Slider Card.  You can find the directions on how to make it on YouTube.  It is not very hard to make.  You can make it totally by hand or use a set of dies.  The part that takes the longest is decorating all the panels.  I will tell you it involves a plastic bag on the inside and I actually used a dog’s poop bag.  Don’t tell but it worked perfectly!

I used the stamp set called Broadway Birthday and the matching Framelits called Broadway Lights.  They are part of a Suite called Broadway Bound.  It is my favorite Suite to use when making a birthday card.  The Suite includes the stamp set, the dies, Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper  and some embellishments.

The colors I used for this card are Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black.  I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

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An Impossible Card With Varied Vases

A while ago my friend, Buffy, posted a card that she called an Impossible Card.  Apparently it is based on a very cool card trick called Hypercard.  Another Demonstrator, Dawn Griffith did a video on how to make this card.  Buffy’s was the first I ever saw and I loved it.  Now I see them all over so I had to try my hand at making one.  If you look at Dawn’s web site she made an awesome video with instructions.  Anyway the card is like an optical illusion.   Here is what it looks like looking down at it.

Believe it or not, the card base is one piece that is cut in a few places and then twisted around.

To make this card I started with a base of Grapefruit Grove (4.25 x 5.5) and then scored it in half at 2 1/8″ with my Stampin’ Trimmer.  Then I cut a line at the 2.75″ mark to the score line on one side.  Flipped it around and cut two lines at 1″ to the score lines on each side so it looked like this (this example is in Whisper White):

Then you take the right side and just flip it around so the base looks like this:

Then all you do is decorate it.

I used the stamp set called Varied Vases.  This set will be in the new Annual Catalog that comes out on June 1st.  It as a matching punch!  I used Grapefruit Grove and Highland Heather which are brand new ink colors coming out too!  Grapefruit Grove is a new InColor and Highland Heather is a new color in the Subtle Collection.  The Design Series Paper is called InColor 6″ X 6″.  It comes in all the color families.  I love that it is 6″ x 6″ paper.

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Bird Banter Waterfall Card

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It is a fun fold called Waterfall Card.  Honestly between you and me, I am not sure why it is called a Waterfall Card but it is certainly fun!  You pull the piece of Daffodil cardstock down and the layers start to flip up so you can see the layer below.

We used the stamp set called Bird Banter to make the Waterfall part.  It is an adorable set that is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I know every is talking about the retirement list but the Occassion Catalog is still available until May 31st.  Bird Banter will not be in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog so I guess you could say it is retiring when the catalog ends.

The background for this card was made using the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  Sunshine Sayings is being carried over into the next Annual Catalog.  We stamped the flowers in Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight.  The leaves were stamped in Emerald Envy which is an InColor that will also be retiring on May 31st.  We stamped the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colors them with Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie).

If you would like instructions on how to make this card you can go to Splitcoast Stampers and look under the Tutorial Tab.  They have directions on just about any card style you can think of and is a great resource for all things stampin’!

Here are some more cards I made in the past using Bird Banter (just in case you needed more reasons to buy this set before it is going forever.!

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