Mother’s Day

I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you today.  And it is a Fun Fold!  You know those are my favorite.

I do want to give you a heads up about next week first.  I will not be posting next week as I will be sitting on the beach and just relaxing!  I cannot wait!  Girlfriends on the beach is one of the best pairings.  So I will not be posting again until Monday week.

Now, here is today’s card

 

Fun Fold

This adorable Fun Fold was shared with me in a Team Swap of my Upline.  So a shout out to fellow InKing Royalty Demonstrator Joan Brown for this great fold.  I will show you the opening pictures first and then explain a bit.

 

If you can tell from the photo, the center strip is attached only to the right side of the card.  The top and bottom strips are attached to only the left side of the card.

 

 

I think this truly is a FUN Fold!  I have all of the measurements for you further down.  I want to tell you about the products I used first.

Designer Series Paper

The DSP I used is the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  There are such gorgeous pieces in this pack of paper.  And it goes from very soft, like this one, to very vibrant with purple pansies as the star.  The gingham on the strips is one of the reverse sides of the paper.  You know how much I love those reverse sides as complimentary pieces.  And of course, all of my colors were chosen from the DSP!

A great thing about this paper is that it has all of the new In Colors  for 2021-2023 included on it.  I chose to go with the Fresh Freesia for the layers.  The inside of the perfume bottle is the Pale Papaya.  Both are wonderful new colors!

Stamp Set

The surprise of this card is the stamps I chose.  I used the Dressed To Impress stamp set and matching All Dressed Up dies.  This reminds me of my childhood, in that I would always give my Mom perfume or Bath Salts, etc.  Things that as I grew older realized she never used.  Once I realized that I did begin gifting her things that she did like and use!

One of the purposes of the image is to connect the top and bottom strips.  I added an extra piece of the Fresh Freesia cardstock to connect the two strips and then positioned the  perfume and rose to cover it.  You can see a peek of it at the neck of the bottle in the last photo.  That is okay with me.

Measurements and Building

  • The base of the card is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4.
  • Cut two pieces of Highland Heather to 2 1/2 X 4
  • Cut two pieces of DSP to 2 3/8 X 3 7/8
  • Cut three pieces of Fresh Freesia to 1 X 4, plus one more to 1 X 3 1/2 to connect top and bottom pieces
  • Cut three complimentary DSP to 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Stamp and color the perfume bottle and rose with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Stampin’ Blends. Then Die Cut.
  • Layer and adhere the two panels to the card
  • Layer all of the strips.  Add the extra strip to the right end of two strips and line up the edges.
  • Center the single strip on the card and adhere to only the right side panel
  • Center the combined strips on the card and with the center strip.  Adhere the two strips to only the left side panel.
  • Add your stamped images.

 

I hope you like this Fun Fold as much as I do.  This was the first time I had seen this one and thought it was a good one.  And what better time to make a special card than for Mother’s Day.

Thank you for visiting today!  Remember that I will be away next week.  Please come back Monday week for more new projects.  I have another new Fun Fold to share one day that week as well.

 

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Anything Is Possible

The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog debuted on Tuesday.  I am still going through the products from my pre-order.  That is a demonstrator perk.  I love the catalog and flipping through it, but everything is even better when it is in my hands!!  Today’s card is an example of that.

 

stampin up, hand-penned petals, jackie beers

 

Flowers

The stamped image and the Designer Series Paper are both the Hand Penned Petals.  Oh My!  I thought it was pretty in the catalog.  In person is way more exciting.  The paper truly looks as if it is drawn in ink and then lightly watercolored.

For this card I chose the Single flower stem from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set.  Choosing the color was hard, as all of the colors in the DSP would work.  I finally decided on the Highland Heather.  The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and I used the fill stamp for the purple flower.  The fill stamp left white places, as it shows on the DSP.  I decided to try an experiment.  Using the Highland Heather Dark Stampin’ Blend, I filled in the white spaces.  The look that created is almost like a bleached look.  I am happy with that experiment!

Finishing Touches

I put the card together and did not add a sentiment.  Then I second guessed myself.  I love the mix of fonts in each of the sentiments in this stamp set.  As soon as I saw this “Anything is Possible”, I knew it was the correct one to use.  That is such a sweet sentiment.

My final touch for the card was to add a Pastel Pearl in the center of the smaller flower.  I chose the one that is a light blueish color.  It brings out some of the very light blue in the DSP.  And I believe the single pearl was enough of embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really do appreciate you looking at my projects.  All of the supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.

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Ombre Gift Bag

Have you gotten through the new Annual Catalog?  I find something new and add to my wish list every time I go through it.  Today’s project is a partner to the card I shared yesterday.  You can see that card HERE if you missed it.

 

 

A Quick Gift

The star of this project is this gorgeous Ombre Gift Bag.  The pack contains 4 each of the 5 New 2021-2023 In Colors.  So 20 bags for a low price of $6.00.  That is a deal to me.  The bags measure 4 3/4 X 7, so they are plenty roomy for any small gift.  Even a cookie would be a sweet treat in this bag.

I used all of the same stamps and colors as the card from yesterday.  The flower is from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set.  The Polished Pink and Soft Succulent really compliment each other.  And the larger flower on the tag is proportioned well for the size of the bag.

New Punch

The focal part of the tag is the stamped area.  But did you notice the fancy top of the tag?  It is the new Elegant Tag Punch.  It comes as part of a bundle and part of a Suite of products.  Punches are always a favorite of mine.

This one is special in that you can make the tag as long as you wish.  It is designed to feed in and punch the top, but the tail of the paper can extend beyond the punch.  The only requirement is that the width of the paper be  1 3/4 or smaller.  My tag measures 1 3/4 X 4 1/2 before punching the top.

Finishing Touches

Today’s finishing touches are two different ones.  I added the matching Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon that I used on the card from yesterday.  This tag has a simply bow as that is all it really needed.  I also added the Bumblebee Trinket again.  These little guys are so stinkin’ cute!!

The finish of the bag is to simply fold it over.  I added the tag with a single Stampin’ Dimensional.  The weight of the tag , along with creasing the bag fold, keeps the bag closed very well.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate your visits and comments.  The companion projects are to share with you how everything with Stampin’ Up! products pair so easily.  All of today’s supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

 

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Flowers of Friendship

New Annual Catalog

The New Annual Catalog is HERE !!!!  I am so excited to share with you some of the new products.  I hope you are as excited about this catalog as I am.  Getting the new catalog and sitting down with a beverage is one of my favorite things!

If you do not have a current demonstrator, I would love to assist you with your stamping needs and get a catalog into your hands.  Please get in touch with me .

Today’s New Products

I have mixed a Bundle, that includes a punch, with some new border dies.  Punches are always a favorite of mine.  And I have found that creating pretty edges on my cards are an easy yet special touch.  Tomorrow I will share a matching gift bag and tag to this card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Flowers of Friendship, Basic Borders, Jackie Beers

 

This card began with the Flowers of Friendship Bundle.  It is a flower set with a matching punch.  But it is so much more than that.  The fonts of the sentiments are really nice, and are different from any before.  The punch is called Flowers and Leaves Punch.  It punches two different single flowers along with leaves.

Layers

I used the large flower from the stamp set and colored it using the Stampin’ Blends.  All of my colors are Polished Pink and Soft Succulent.  I stamped a couple of the single flowers and colored them as well.  One of the flowers I cut into petals and using the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, added it over top of the main flower.  I love the dimension it gives to the card.

The gorgeous edge of the card is made using one of the Basic Borders Dies.  This is also a new set in the Annual Catalog.  There are 6 different edging dies that could be used in a variety of ways.  For me it is an easy way to give my card a totally different look.

Extras

This card has an element that I rarely use.  I buy the trinkets, and then never use them.  Today I did use the Bumblebee Trinket.  All it takes is a single Glue Dot to hold this cute bee into place.  And I believe it adds quite a bit to the card.  The other extra is the new In Color Open Weave Ribbon.  It is a dream to work with and comes in all 5 of the New In Colors.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I have all of these new supplies listed at the bottom of the page.  You can simply choose the Shop button on the menu bar at the top of the page.  It will take you directly to my online store.  And I would appreciate your order very much.  I have a host code listed just below as well.

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You Are So Cool

I have needed a slew of birthday cards lately.  And I see that as a Good Thing!.  One that works so well for men, women, and children is the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle.  It is so Sweet!!  And yes the “sweet” is part of the bundle name.  Today’s card is for a male, but I believe you will agree that it would work for anyone.

 

 

So Cool

For me the background DSP is the star of the card.  Those splotches are wonderful colors.  The paper is the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.   The Terracotta Tile layer behind the top piece is also from the same DSP pack.  You know that I love my paper layers!

The ice cream treat is punched using the Ice Cream Builder Punch.  It is part of the Bundle with the stamp set.  Both of these products are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.  Which debuts tomorrow !!!  The cone is from a page of the DSP.  The two scoops are also from the DSP.  The top one is from the sheet that is just like my top layer, except in the Terracotta colors.  The bottom scoop is from the same sheet as the top layer.  I chose one of the lighter sections.  How cool is that???

Banner Highlights

The banner is cut using the Triple Banner Punch.  I am really sad to see this great punch retire.  It makes these banners so quick and easy to do.  I stamped the sentiment using Terracotta Tile Ink on the white banner and then added sprinkles.  The sprinkles are the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.  They are not adhesive backed, but just a drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue holds them perfectly.  I also added a few to the top scoop of the ice cream.

Thank you for coming by today to see my project.  If you have not placed your final order for the current Annual Catalog, now is the time to do it.  Simply click on the Shop button at the top of my blog page.  Be sure and use my Host Code that is further down in the post.  You get added benefits!

The new catalog debuts tonight after midnight.  The Mini Catalog is still live until the end of June.  So you have more time to give love to those products.

All of the products I used today are listed at the bottom of the post in the Supply List.

It’s a fabulous time to JOIN MY STAMPIN’ UP! TEAM.  You get even MORE FREE products in the customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 USD  $155 USD  worth of products for only $99 USD  + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! If you have an interest I would LOVE to talk with you about all of the Fun!!

 

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