One Of A Kind

I have somewhat of a Funky Fold in my card today.  I received a similar card at the swap a couple of weeks ago and loved that it was different.  I recreated it, but instead of folding, I cut away to make the same front result.  And I changed the front decorations as well.  I had in my mind a gentleman card with a tie.  However, it ended up more like a female card with a scarf!  I just never know what my end result will be! 🙂

 

Lovely Wishes, 145924

 

I will begin with the “V”.  The card I received was 4 1/4 X 11, scored equally and then each end was cut so that when they overlapped the front it formed this V.  I decided it would be easier to do a regular fold from that beginning cut, but cut out the V section.  My method saves some cutaway card stock but requires a little measuring.  So the other may be simpler???

I used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot once in each direction to make the plaid design on the front section.  I then used Tear & Tape to secure the bottom and the side.  I also used the Tear & Tape to adhere the ribbon around the neck of my “sweater”.

I hope you like my funky fold card.  It is a good design for pull out invitations or even adding a gift card on the bottom portion of the pull out card.

Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are all listed at the bottom of the page.  Please don’t forget about the Retiring Items and the Clearance Rack was updated on Tuesday.  My much loved Island Indigo is on the Retiring List as well.  So if it a favorite of yours you should grab some now!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

MEASUREMENTS and INSTRUCTIONS:

  • card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • measure from the front panel top right edge down 2 “, and to the center of the panel which is 2 3/4”. Make a dot
  • Cut from the top right and the top left of the front panel down to the center dot.
  • Use Tear & Tape to adhere the end and bottom of the card together.
  • Insert is 5 1/4 X 4 in Smoky Slate card stock
  • White of insert is 5 X 3 3/4 .
  • Cut a 3″ piece of ribbon, fold and adhere to the top of the Smoky Slate card stock at center.  I used Tear & Tape.
  • Stamp sentiment and then adhere white panel to smoky slate panel covering the ribbon pull.
  • Place Tear & Tape along the V of the card and adhere ribbon.  Cut the angles required at the top.
  • Tie a know type bow and adhere with glue dots to the front center of the card.

 

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

InKing Royalty April Blog Hop

 

 

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s hops are themed around some of our favorite songs. Today’s hop pulls inspiration from B.B. King’s song “Let the Good Times Roll.” How fun is that?! We’ve created projects that either feature images with wheels (cards, wagons, bikes) or celebrate good times. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I debated on a Rockin’ Party or Nostalgia.  And I ended with Nostalgia for my card.  In the Spring I always think of where I grew up close to the country and mountains.   This brings me to pick -up trucks and fields.  So my choice was from the Country Living’ Stamp set.  I know I am dating myself in this choice of an old pick-up truck !!

 

Country Living’ 141925

 

I stamped the truck with Early Espresso and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends.  My sentiment is from Beautiful Day and I chose to give it an unexpected direction.  I layered it on Pear Pizzaz and adhered it to the Calypso Coral layer.  Using my paper snips, I trimmed the ends so it is flush with the layers.  I like the different type of banner.

I appreciate you visiting and would love to see your thoughts.  Is this a memory from your early years as well? As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at https://thepaperpixie.com

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  15. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  16. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  17. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Graceful Glass

Today’s card had a super neat product that will appear in the new Annual Catalog.  It is a pack of 6 X 6 paper that looks like stained glass, minus the color.  It has raised black lines and all you have to do is color it.  I have used Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends.  I like Blends the best of the two. This one is done with the Stampin’ Blends.  I have not tried watercoloring them yet.  Stay tuned for that one.  This is just a quick one I made to see how it looked with other colors around it.

 

Graceful Glass, 146344

 

All I had to do for this crd was cut, color, and stamp the sentiment.  The “stained glass” piece  I used here is on a sheet of four exactly alike.  So I just cut one out and layered it on Whisper White.  It does need a light background to show the colors.  Otherwise, It would have faded into the berry color of the DSP I believe.

As I said, this is a great way to quickly color a lot of focal points for cards.  The raised black line helps keep you from overlapping the colors and gives it the old world look of stained glass.  I cannot wait to color some more of this.  There are quite a few different patterns in the package.  So stay tuned!

Thanks again for stopping by.  Be sure and come back tomorrow as I will be participating in an InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  Woohoo!!  There are always such great ideas from very talented stampers for you to check out.

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

From The Heart

You should have seen today’s card on Friday.  I had some technical difficulties…….called “scheduling for the wrong day”!  Duh.  By the time I realized it had not posted, it was Friday afternoon.  When I discovered it was set for Saturday instead of Friday, I just changed it to Monday.  Sorry about that.  I’ll blame it on being retired and not knowing what the actual date is!!  So here is the delayed card.  A quick and easy one that is great for leftover DSP.

 

Petal Palette Bundle, 145974

 

 

I love simple and this is definitely a simple card.  Although you could step it up with some texture on the heart or the white background.  Probably my favorite part of the card is the banner from the DSP.  It is from the Bubbles and Fizz DSP from Sale-A-Bration.  I hate that I did not notice it before SAB was over.  But I found a strip laying on my cutting table and decided it was perfect for the card.

A simple background color change to anything with matching DSP and you have an entirely new card.  That is why I love posting here for you to check out my ideas.  Just use what you have laying around and it will be wonderful!

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate you checking my posts and your sweet comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Masculine Any Occasions Card

Sometimes it is hard to find just the right feel for a more masculine card of any kind.  The True Gentleman Suite in the Occasions Catalog is just perfect.  It is great colors, some fun, and some classic DSP, and great sentiments.  It is a winner all around.  So here is my card.

 

Truly Tailored Bundle, 147752

 

I love the fun designs of the DSP in this suite of products.  I am not usually into buttons, but for this I believe it really works.  And that corduroy ribbon is awesome!  It is soft and easy to work with.  Plus it adds great texture to the card.

The DSP is where my color choices came from.  The base of the card is Tranquil Tide with a narrow border of Chocolate Chip ( which is retiring).  The cute sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla in Dapper Denim ink.  I used the Tailored Tag Punch for the sentiment.  To get the background for the tag, I adhered the punch layer to the Tranquil Tide and just paper snipped the straight edges.  It was very simple and easy to do.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Do not forget to go over the retiring lists I have added below.  And if you do not have a demonstrator , I would love to send you the new catalog when it is available and help you to make your wish list.  Also, demonstrators get to purchase ahead of everyone else!!  So if you have ever considered joining, this would be a great time.  And I would love to have you on my team.  Contact me and let’s talk about it !!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES: