Tri-Fold Sunflower

My Fun Fold today is another find in my craft room.  This fold was one I had done many years ago.  So now it is new again!  I called it a Tri-Fold.  Although I am sure it had a better name at one time.

 

 

I adore this Celebrate Sunflower stamp set.  I have used it many times.  And since I love coloring, as you can tell if you follow me, It is perfect for coloring.  I used a variety of Stampin’ Blends and will have all of them listed in the Supply List.  But I stamped the flower using Early Espresso Ink and colored the petals with Mango Melody.  The highlights are Calypso Coral.

I feel like I sometimes use too much Designer Series Paper.  And then I think there is no such thing!!  Before I got so attached to the DSP, I previously used a lot of different Embossing Folders for my backgrounds.  For this card, I decided to go with the embossing.  This is one of the two folders in the Wrapped In Texture Embossing bundle.  They are both wonderful, but I thought the little dots went with the center of the sunflower.  Note:  These embossing folders are the narrower ones and will work in the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine when it becomes available.

Here is a look at the inside and how it opens.

 

As you can see, I stamped the sunflower on the inside as well.  This time I used Crumb Cake and then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso.  All of the stamps are from the Celebrate Sunflower set.  The only difficult thing about this card, Is remembering to only add adhesive to half of the back of your focal layers!  It only attaches to one side.  Ask me how I know this !!!!!!! 🙂

Measurements:

  • base of Crumb Cake is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2, 3 3/4, 7 1/4, 9
  • Fold and burnish all score lines and then fold into mountains on each side of the square center.
  • the Inside Very Vanilla layer is cut to 3 1/4 X 4
  • The front embossed areas are Mango Melody cut to 1 3/4 X 4 (need 2)
  • The center layers are largest to smallest: 3 X 2 5/8, 2 3/4 X 2 3/8, 2 1/2 X 2 1/8, 2 1/4 X 1 7/8

 

Thank you for visiting today!  Please come by tomorrow.  I will be participating in the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  There will be great projects for you to see.

 

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Purple Poppy

I mentioned yesterday that I was behind on Birthday cards.  So I have another one to share today.  I also used another of the DSP that are included in the 15% OFF Sale.  This one is a favorite of almost everyone in terms of the texture it gives to a card.  Can you guess which one that is?

 

Stampin' Up!, Painted Poppies, In Good Taste, Jackie Beers

 

If you guessed In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as the DSP, you are correct!  This piece is my favorite of all of the ones in the pack.  Misty Moonlight is my favorite of the new In Colors, and this piece has a touch of Misty Moonlight in the folds on the paper.

A little bit of a different touch to this card is that I stamped directly onto the DSP.  I love how the texture shows through these poppies.  I still colored them using the Stampin’ Blends in Just Jade and Purple Posy.

For the focal point, I stamped the single flower image and then die cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I used the 4th from largest die.  I colored this flower using the same Stampin’ Blends.  Then to give it a little background, I used the marker flick to give the splatter look.  I used the Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Marker and flicked the brush tip against the inside of the lid to “splatter” the card stock.  I wanted to tie in that piece to the DSP without doing a background layer.

The focal flower is raised with Dimensionals.  I also added a bow tied using the blue and white baker’s twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo.  It was just enough of an extra touch.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow and I will have another new project to share.

 

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Better Place

I have only played with the Beautiful World stamp set a couple of times.  So I decided it was past time to pull it out again.  The stamp set and matching DSP are wonderful.

 

 

I used the Beautiful World Bundle today.  The cut outs in the globe are a favorite!  I didn’t plan on it when choosing the DSP sheets, but I do love the map paper you can see through the cut outs of the globe.  Surprises are always appreciated!

I chose the map piece of the World of Good Designer Series Paper as my starting point for today’s card.  All of the sheets are gorgeous!  Especially the ones with the foil accent.  I had not previously used the piece in the background, so added it as well.  With those two choices I decided on the Cinnamon Cider card stock as my card base.  I am falling more and more in love with this color.  It seems to match so many colors.

I chose to think of the colors in the background layer as blue and gray.  The perfect match for that, at least to me, is Misty Moonlight.  And that finished my color choices!    I did add one of the 2020-2022 In Color Dots in Cinnamon Cider as the accent point on the sentiment.

Measurements:

  • Cinnamon Cider base card is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Misty Moonlight layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • large DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • small Misty Moonligh layer is 2 1/4 X 4
  • small DSP layer is 2 X 3 3/4
  • scraps for Whisper White and Misty Moonlight Layering Circles

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and stay safe.

 

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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24 Hour Sale and Idea Card

 

Today is the 15% OFF  24 Hour Sale.  Just click on the sale icon and you will see the PDF of all the stamp sets that are included in the sale.  Be aware…..the price listed in the pdf DOES NOT show the 15% Off!!!!  Below the icon, I have a card to share that is made with one of the On Sale stamp sets.  It’s a quick and easy, which is perfect for that set.

 

click on the above image to see the pdf images of the stamps!

 

There are a lot of great sets in the sale.  One of my favorites is the Queen Anne’s Lace set.  I have a quick Gate Fold card using the set to share.

As you can see from the stamped image, this is a great set for quick cards.  Mine is a Gate Fold, but I have also used the same stamps with a regular fold and they are just as pretty.

I hope you find some sets that you have had on your wish list.  If you do place an order with me, and do not already have a party Host Code, please use my monthly code.  My September Host Code is GJUKJDFB

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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Winter Woods

I have a woodsy, masculine card to share today.  Yesterday was our 40th Anniversary!  Wow!  When you are first married, you never think of reaching a large number.  Anyway, I have been playing with the Skinny Cards and that is what I made.

 

Stampin' Up!, Winter Woods, Tasteful Touches, Jackie Beers

 

This card does not scream romance!!  But my husband likes peace and quiet.  So that was where I was going with my idea.  That said, this card would work for a lot of people in your life.

The background is sponged using Old Olive and Balmy Blue Inks.  I stamped the Winter Woods trees in Soft Suede.  They are a group of trees. So I started with the ones to the left of center, then added a couple further left, and finally the ones to the right.  I did use the little grass stamp to define them and give some texture to the ground.

The sentiment is from Tasteful Touches stamp set.  I added the 2020-2022 In Color Dots in Cinnamon Cider for a highlight.  The ribbon is the Faux Suede Trim.  This is the first time I have used it and I Love it!!!  It is soft and very easy to work with.

Here are the measurements for today’s card:

  • base is 7 1/2 X 8 3/4, scored at 3 3/4
  • layer is 3 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • white is 3 1/4 X 8 1/4
  • sentiment base is 3 3/4 X 1 1/2
  • sentiment is 3 1/2 X 1 1/4

 

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and ready for a week of new projects.

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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Harvest Place Setting

I used to love making table favors and place settings cards for holiday meals.  Now we tend to not get together with as many people at one time, so I haven’t made these in a while.  Today I am bringing them back and with a bit of a twist.

 

Stampin' Up!, Country Home, Gilded Autumn, Brushed Foil, Jackie Beers

This project is a combination of place setting and utensil holder.  I did not add a name, but I would place a smaller layer in the center of the DSP with the person’s name.  And before I get started on these particulars, I want to say that I have found a Wonderful Thing!!!!  The sentiment is stamped with the Cinnamon Cider Ink.  To me anyway, it looks like it is stamped in a metallic ink.  I have used this ink with Bronze and Gold and it matches perfectly. I think that is a great find!  Be sure to try it yourself.

Ok, now on to the directions.  The holder is actually the same size as a pull out card that I have made.  And if you were purchasing the utensil holders, they are a tad narrower.  But I like having the extra bit of room because the card stock doesn’t flex as well as some of the fabric holders do.

The sweet sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.  I love every stamp in this set.  The base of the project is Mint Macaron and cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and is scored at 5 1/2 and 10.  Fold and burnish both folds.  The small 1″ fold, folds to the outside and I have it taped down.  On the long end, I rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.

The layers are Brushed Metallic card stock (OMG this paper is beautiful!!!) and the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I stamped on Very Vanilla with the Cinnamon Cider Ink and punched the ends with the Lovely Label Punch.

I had purchased some beautiful napkins last year after Thanksgiving for just such a project.  And I have No Idea where they are!!!  So I used a piece of old DSP, which is actually similar to the napkins, to represent the napkin.  Also, by having a bit more room inside the fold, I have room for a little treat.  I added a Merci Chocolate in the center.  The pretty foil wrapping on those matches the theme as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop.  I have directions for today’s project just below.  And the supplies are listed at the very bottom of the  post.

Directions:

  • base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 10.  Fold and burnish the scored lines.
  • Fold the small section to the front and secure with tape or glue.
  • The sentiment layer is 3 3/4 X 3/4 for the foil and 3 3/4 X 5/8 for the Vanilla
  • Use the Lovely Label punch to punch each end of the sentiment.
  • The front layers are 4 X 3 3/4 and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2
  • Place the layers on the front and the sentiment.
  • Add Tear & Tape to the inside edge of the front section.  Place the tape against the edge of the paper.
  • Lay your silverware inside the pocket and then adhere the sides.  Otherwise it is extremely tight and everything will not fit inside.

 

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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