Rob and I went to a Luke Combs concert last week in Nashville. He had Riley Green and Lainy Wilson open for him. It was an awesome concert. It was close to being my favorite concert of all time. Luke doesn’t need to add fancy stuff to his concerts. He just stands up there and belts it out. He was amazing and I highly recommend going to see him.
The concert was at Nissan Stadium. Rob and I decided to go early and tailgate in the parking lot before the show. It was a simple tailgate. We just had some snacks and some drinks and relaxed under the shade of a tree. They had live music playing near us, with food trucks and beer tents. It was lots of fun!
There are only a few more days left to purchase the Stampin’ Up! products that are retiring. A lot of things have already sold out but there are still plenty of wonderful products left. May 1st is the last day you will be able to purchase them.
I decide to use a few of the retiring colors (Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and So Saffron) on my card. The first thing I did was take a piece of Soft Succulent card stock and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I embossed it using the one the Basics 3D embossing folders that are part of the Online Exclusive products. I layered that on an Evening Evergreen card base. Next, I cut a piece of Basic White card stock with the Scalloped Contours Dies and layered that on top.
Next, I cut the flowers and leaves using the Dainty Delight Dies with Evening Evergreen and So Saffron card stock. The dies, along with the Dainty Delight stamp set are in the 2023 January – April Mini Catalog. They are being carried over into the new Annual Catalog that begins on May 2nd but you will not be able to get the 10% discount after May 1st.
The sentiment is from Altenew. I stamped it in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder. Then I cut the ends using the Banners Pick-A-Punch and adhered it to the card using Dimensionals.
Farewell So Saffron, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. You’ve been good to me!
This is another fun fold card I learned how to make in the class I took last month. It is called a Fun Fold Accoridan card designed by another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Sharon Armstrong. This is what the card looks like opened up:
Isn’t that fun?!
Below is a list of card stock and Designer Series Paper with the measurements you will need to make this card:
An A2 card base folded in portrait 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ ( I used Blushing Bride)
Same Colored Cardstock as your base (I used Blushing Bride):
a. 1″ x 11″
b. 1 ½” x 3”
c. 4 1/4″ x 11”
Designer Series Paper (DSP) (I used Dainty Flowers):
a. 4″ x 5 1/4″
b. 2 1/4″ X 4″
c. 2 1/4″ X 4″
d. 1 1/4″ X 4″
e. 1 1/4″ X 4″
f. 3″ x 4″
g. an extra piece of DSP to use for the sentiment on the belly bandFirst, adhere the piece 4” x 5 ¼” DSP to the front of your card base.Then take the colored cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 3″, 5 1/2″, 8″, and 9 1/2″.Fold back and forth to create an accordion fold.Use a Bone Folder to give good creases. Adhere the 3″ x 4″ piece of DSP to the last panel.Then, adhere all other DSP pieces to the 4 ¼” x 11” accordion card with adhesive.
Adhere your accordion piece to the center of the front of the card. I used Tear & Tape for this because it holds well. You can also use Multipurpose glue.
Take the 1” x 11” cardstock and wrap it around the entire card creating a belly band with the seam in the front and tape it together.I used Tear & Tape for this too.
Punch out a section of your DSP for the sentiment. I used the Everyday Label Punch. Stamp sentiment on it from the Dainty Delight stamp set and adhere it to the belly band.
That is it. It looks a lot more complicated than it really is. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
This has to be one of the easiest cards I have ever made but I think it is just gorgeous! Believe me, it is not because of anything I created. This beautiful card is made using the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper called Dainty Flowers. All I did was adhere a piece of the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper to some card stock, stamp the sentiment from the Dainty Delight stamp set and a few Brushed Brass Butterflies. That is it! The best part this paper is free with a $50 order.
Stampin’ Up! sale-a-brates once a year. They used to have it a couple of times a year but we were recently told that they are only going to do it once from now on. So, that means January and February are the only times you can get free Stampin’ Up!products. This particular DSP coordinates with the Dainty Delight bundle. If you order this bundle you can get the paper for FREE. What could be better than that!
If you would like to see what else you can get for Free, click on the cover of the Sale-a-bration catalog on the right side of this blog. There are stamp sets and other Designer Series Papers to choose from. Some are free with a $50 order and others are free with a $100 order. There is no limit to the amount o free things you can get. Just remember that once a product in the Sale-a-bration catalog sells out, it will be gone for good.
This has to be the craziest winter weather-wise I have ever seen. One day it is sunny and in the mid 50’s. The next day it is 5 BELOW ZERO! Then it is 65 degrees and the next day it is snowing! What on earth is going on! I shouldn’t complain. There is a lot worse weather out west and up north. When I lived in NY you knew it would be winter from November – April. You knew it would be warm in the summer and cool in the Spring and Autumn. Here it is just willy nilly. I still haven’t put away my summer clothes.
Sometimes I look at the stamp sets in a new catalog and I know I want them right away. Then there are stamp sets that are very pretty but I might have something similar or I am not sure how much I would use them but then I look at the dies that coordinate with the stamps and I know they will be on my first order. There are a few bundles like that in the new 2023 January – April Mini Catalog. One of them is the Dainty Delight bundle. The stamps remind me of wild flowers in Vermont. The sentiments are great for many occasions. But the dies…..The dies are what makes the bundle. Yes, they cut out the stamp images but there are also a lot extra ones. There are vines with leaves and a bunch of different flowers that have embossing on them. They are just beautiful.
To make this card I first layered a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of the Dainty Flowers Designer Series paper onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and a Blushing Bride card base. You can get this DSP for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration. It is beautiful paper with gorgeous colors and designs. You are going to see a lot of cards made with it here.
Next, I cut out the vines using Pear Pizzazz card stock and the flowers using Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride card stock. I adhered the vines to the card first and then the flowers on top using Multipurpose Glue. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock, sprinkled White Embossing Powder on it and heat set it with my Heat Tool. I cut off the end at an angle using my paper trimmer.
By the way, if you purchase the Dainty Delight Bundle you would earn the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper for free. Remember, Sale-a-bration products are only while supplies last. Once they run out, they are gone for good.
I am ready for summer! Last week the temperatures in Nashville went below zero. It was the coldest it has been here for 20 years! The cold temps latest a week and I froze. I definitely have southern blood now because I was freezing all week. The nice thing is this past Monday it was 70 degrees! Rob and I drove the Mustang with the top down. It was so much fun. It was quite a swing in temperatures and now I am thinking about summer. Of course, I know it is only January but a girl can dream, right?
Tomorrow is a big day in the world of Stampin’ Up!®! The January – April Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration begin! I always love it when a new catalog starts because I love using new products. One of the bundles in the new catalog is called Dainty Delight. The stamp set and the dies both have the same name. I love that Stampin’ Up!® starting doing that.
To make this card, I first stamped all the leave and stems in Granny Apple Green ink and cut them out using the coordinating die. Then I cut out all the flowers in Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather card stock. I embossed a piece of Basic White card stock using the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder and layered that onto a piece of Highland Heather card stock and a Fresh Freesia card base. Then I adhered all the stems and flowers on top. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink on a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and cut it out using the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered that using Dimensionals.
Don’t forget that you can earn free merchandise from the Sale-a-bration Catalog with a qualifying order. There is no limit to how many items you can get for free. Plus Sale-a-bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! In addition to the already excellent value of the Starter Kit, if you decide to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you can choose from three incredible options:
Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.
*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at shcommish @ gmail.com.
PS: I can not post links to the products that I used until the catalog goes live. Sorry about that!
Normally this would be the day that I would post a photo of the Christmas card I sent out to family and friends. The only problem is I made exactly enough to send out and I forgot to take a photo of it before I did. Oh well. I hope those that received it, enjoyed it.
Since I could not post a photo of my Christmas card I decided to give you a sneak peek of some products that will be in the 2023 January – April Mini Catalog and the 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. I know it looks like I put a lot of work into this card but actually the whole card took me less than 5 minutes to make it. The background of this card is Designer Series Paper called Dainty Flowers! Isn’t it gorgeous?! The colors are so vibrant and the background looks like it is an embossing folder but it isn’t. The best part of the Designer Series Paper is you can get it for FREE with a $50 order! Yes, it is in the Sale-a-bration catalog! Also it coordinates with a bundle that is in the 2023 January – April Mini Catalog called Dainty Delight.
To make this card all I did was cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of the DSP and adhere it to a Rich Razzleberry card base. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Dainty Delight stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on a 1″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. I punched out one end of it using the Banners Pick A Punch. Next, I colored a piece of White Baker’s Twine using a Dark Rich Razzleberry Blends and tied it around the sentiment. Then I adhered it using Dimensionals. So easy!
You can order these products beginning January 5th. The Sale-a-bration products are only while supplies last. I think this Designer Series Paper is going to be very popular so don’t wait too long to get it.
I am sorry but I can’t put the shopping links until the catalog has gone live.
I hope each of you has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.