Love to Craft? Join my Dazzling Divas team!

Love to Craft? Join my Dazzling Divas team!

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday – again! I hope your day is going well. If you were here earlier this morning, you were able to see my CASE-ing Tuesday project using this fabulous pack of paper. If you missed it, you can see this morning’s blog post here. I love it when Stampin’ Up! adds product from the Annual Catalog to the Sale-a-bration product list. What does that mean? For every $50.00 in purchases, you get to choose an item for FREE and this huge pack of paper was added to the FREE list last week! I know at a $30.00 price tag for paper, it can make you second guess purchasing it – but for FREE??? Oh yeah baby!! Let’s look at this afternoon’s projects:

Were you able to catch my Facebook Live creating the cards? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you are there, I would love it if you gave my video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. Here’s a look at my scrapbook layout:

I had so much fun creating this layout!! When I saw the sheet that reminded me of notebook/ledger paper, I knew it would be perfect for these photos! Here are the measurements for my layout:

  • Base in 12″ x 12″ Basic Black cardstock (retired)
  • Delightfully Eclectic DSP 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″
  • Smoky Slate cardstock – 6 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
  • Photos – 4 @ 3″ x 3″ and 1 @ 4″ x 6″

Usually when I create multiple projects for a class or my Facebook Live I like to keep it to one stamp set, embellishtment and inks. Well….not today! 🙂 Since I had multiple photos for this, I started with a sketch from Allison Davis over at Scrapbook Generation. I know a lot of people love other companies for scrapbooking because of their embellishments, but I knew I could create my own using several stamp and die bundles. I already have them in the studio, right? So why not use what you have on hand!! I acutally used 4 different stamp sets to create my embellishments. I used the new Doggone Friendly background set for the little Pomeranian that I punched out with a 1 1/4″ retired Circle Punch. I used the Apple Blossom stamp set and retired die set for my apple. The new Trusty Tools Bundle for the pencile and the Birds Eye View stamp set for the bird and stack of books; those two I had to fussy cut with my Snips. All of my embellishments are stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends, our version of alcohol markers. I used the new Mini Alphabet dies for the title, which is in Azure Afternoon, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade cardstocks. Here’s a tip: If you have trouble with attaching your title in a straight line, just add them at different tilts. Thank way you can’t attach it crooked!  🙂  For the bling I used some of the new Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers in the Poppy Parade and Pool Party colors. If you look closely at the picture of me and Charlie, you can see the hearts in Pool Party – they match the studio!! lol Isn’t that a fun layout? Now let’s look at our cards. There are actually two fun folds and a gift card holder. Here’s the first card:

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Bubble Bath cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/2″ and 5 1/2″
  • Delightfully Eclectic DSP – 1″ x 4″ and 4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 4″ x 4″

This card is a book fold card. Once everything was cut and scored, I folded the card base in half at the 5 1/2″ score line and then back at the 4 1/2″ score line. I added the 1″ strip of DSP to the section between the score lines and then added a piece of the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon with Stampin’ Seal. I then added Seal down the back of this section to create the closure. I then added the other piece of DSP to the front with Seal. All three of my cards use the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set and the last card uses the Heartfelt Hellos too. On a scrap of Basic White I stamped the outline image from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set in Bubble Bath ink and the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and then punched it out with the coordinating Heartfelt Hexagon Punch. I then punched one in Crushed Curry cardstock, cut it in half and added a piece behind the top and bottom of the punched out layer to create a mat. I then added it to the card front with dimensionals and added some of the Glossy Dots for my bling.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and then stamped the heart in Bubble Bath ink, stamping off first.

And don’t forget to decorate your envelope. With 48 sheets, 4 of each design, you can use plenty for your envelopes!

Now on to our second fun fold card.

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Basic Black cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, trim off 3 1/4″ from the front
  • Delightfully Eclectic  DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″

This fun fold is actually one we did a few years ago. I find it easier to start with the inside of the card first. I stamped my inside sentiment in Memento Black ink and the heart in Fresh Freesia, stamping off first, and attaching it to the inside of the card base. This makes it easier to align the outside layer when you get to that point.

Next I layed my DSP on the white layer, added adhesive along the edge and folded the short layer of the card base over to attach the layers together. Next, I grabbed my Silver & White Sheer Ribbon and wrapped it around the short black portion and tied it in a bow. I then stamped the outline in Fresh Freesia ink and the sentiment in black and punched it out. I added it to the card front with dimensionals and added some of the Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems for bling.

For my envelope, I stamped another sentiment on the flap.

Now let’s look at our gift card holder.

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Petal Pink cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ for the inside
  • Delightfully Eclectic DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ and 1″ x 4″ for the inside

This is a super simple gift card holder that you can whip up in a matter of minutes! And this sheet of DSP can be cut and used in either direction, which makes it so versatile! So many times you cut a piece for a landscape card and then want to use that same sheet for multiple portrait cards and you end up short because of the pattern; not with this one! I attached the DSP to the Petal Pink layer and then to the card front with Seal. Next I stamped my sentiment from the Heartfelt Hellos stamp set (FREE during Sale-a-bration!) in Early Espresso ink and punched it out. I added more Seal to the back and added some of the Petal Pink ribbon from the Ribbon Duo Combo Pack. I then attached it to the card front with dimensionals and sprinkled on some of th Iridescent Pearls for bling.

Now for the fun part. I took the other piece of Petal Pink and punched a thumb notch with the Heartfelt Hexagon punch, added my DSP strip and then attached the layers to the inside. Only add adhesived at the very edges of this layer so you have room for the gift card to slide in. Then I stamped my sentiment on the inside, also in Early Espresso ink.

And I stamped another sentiment, my favorite, from the Heartfelt Hellos stamp set on the envelope flap. This card would have been perfect for my mom if she were still alive.

Now, I know you’re thinking, “she used the same sentiment for the inside of all three cards!” Yes, yes I did. See how versatile it is??? A birthday card, a wedding card and a Mother’s Day gift card holder! So even though that punch is out of stock at the moment, you really need to place a qualifying order to get both the DSP and the Heartfelt Hellos stamp set for FREE! We only have about 16 days left of Sale–a-bration, so don’t wait! BUT! If you want the very best deal in the catalog that is even better through the end of the month, you’ll want the Starter Kit and become a part of the family! Right now you can take advantage of two different options for the kit.

Option 1 – Choose $125.00 in any product from either the Annual Catalog or the Jan-April Mini Catalog (or a combination) and you will get the Stampin’ Glass Mat Bundle for FREE. All for $99.00 plus tax and FREE shipping. That bundle is a $60.00 value and comes with the tempered glass mat, a shammy type clot and the silicone mat for mixing inks or holding ink pads. I absolutely LOVE mine!! It makes stamping photopolymers so much cleaner!!

Option 2 – Choose an additional $30 in product over and above the $125.00, so $155.00 in product and pay only $99.00 plus tax and FREE shipping! Both options are fantastic deals, but even better, you’ll get a 20% (and more as time goes on) discount on all of your future Stampin’ Up! purchases. Then you’ll be able to pre-order product before the public, get to attend Stampin’ Up! only events and so much more! Yes the product at a discount is huge, but I think the people you meet and the relationships that are forged are priceless!! Trust me when I tell you, it’s one of the best decisions you will ever make! If you have ANY questions about it, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you! Be good to yourself this week and if you get a chance to get inky, even better! Have a great rest of your week!

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