Fun Gatefold

Today’s card is a different layout for a Gatefold Card.  Turning the orientation really changed the look.   A layered sentiment joins the fold together.

 

Stampin' Up!, Splendid Thoughts, Rings of Love DSP, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Peaceful Moments, Splendid Stems Dies, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Dies

The Splendid Thoughts Bundle includes the Splendid Thoughts Stamp set and the Splendid Stems Dies.  The Dies are wonderful and I have used them more than the stamp set.  My favorite is the sentiment Die used here.  That taco shape with some added definition is great for a lot of sentiments in the catalog.

And the Splendid Stems Dies include a variety of flower and stems.  Two of the images above are stamped and then Die cut.  But the third Crushed Curry piece is simply Die cut.  This more open stem adds quite a lot of texture.

Last, but not least, is the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  The NIght of Navy layer is cut using one of those and the edge is very different from any other of the current Dies in the catalog.

Inside View

 

The inside sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set.  There is an added touch of one stem of flowers.  On the front I stamped the same image on Sweet Sorbet cardstock and then die cut.  For the inside one, I stamped on the White and then colored with Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends.

Paper

Stampin’ Up!’s DSP is one of my most favorite things in the catalog.  This paper is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and is FREE with a qualifying order.  It is the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper.  All of the colors in this sheet are wonderful.  And I probably used the majority of them in either cardstock or coloring.  The combination of the Night of Navy and Sweet Sorbet are perfect I believe.

Measurements:

The Sweet Sorbet card base is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.  It may be a bit difficult to see in the photo, but there is a White layer under the DSP.  It is two pieces that are each cut 5 1/4 X 1 7/8.  And the DSP layers are two pieces cut at 5 1/8 X 1 3/4.

Inside is a regular size White layer cut to 5 1/4 X 4.  For the front, theNight of Navy Deckled layer is cut from a piece of scrap that is 2 1/2 X 4.  And the Crumb Cake layer is from a piece measuring 2 3/4 X  3 1/2.  The Sweet Sorbet image truly was a narrow scrap that was approximately 1 X 3.  And and even smaller scrap was used on the Crushed Curry piece.

The stems were adhered to the Night of Navy layer only at the bottom.  By leaving the upper parts free it gives a touch more dimension.  And the sentiment is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole sentiment / stems layer was centered on the right side of the card with only the upper half adhered to the top flap by using Stampin’ Dimensionals also.

 

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Hippo Love

This is the last month of Sale-A-Bration for this year.  Today’s card showcases two of the fun FREE items you can earn with qualified purchases. They are a stamp set and matching dies of happy hippos.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hippest Hippos, Hippo Dies, Happy Forest Friend, Tea Cup Dies, Season of Chic, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Set(s)

The hippo stamp set is FREE with qualified purchase from Sale-A-Bration called Hippest Hippos.  There are three hippos and I used all of them.  The facial expressions are so darn cute that I could not resist making a fun loving type card.  And what is better than a stack of fun hippos?  All of the stamping was done using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. And the coloring is with Stampin’ Blends.  The lighter shades on the hippos are Gray Granite and Smoky Slate.  Smoky Slate is the darker areas.  How well these colors worked on the hippos was a pleasant surprise.

For the sentiment, I wanted something that would fit proportionally to one of the hippos.  Personally I love sweet and small sentiments for little tags.  This one was located in the Season of Chic stamp set.  “Love You” works for most any occasion!

Dies

As with the stamp sets, there were two different die sets used.  The first is the 2nd FREE from Sale-A-Bration dies.  They are the Hippo Dies.  There are additional cute and fun pieces that fit the stamp set, as well as the hippo dies.  Since I had not stamped any of the extra pieces, all I needed were the hippos.

The other Die set used is the Tea Cup Dies.  The cute little tag is from that Die set.  And the little “Love You” fit on it perfectly!  Additionally, it may appear the tree stump is a die cut, but it was fussy cut from the piece of DSP.  There is a tree stump and matching die in the Happy Forest Friends.  Those are adorable, except this one has the little leaf and stem attached.  That adds a bit since the hippos are standing on it.  Plus it is so beautifully colored that I chose to go this route.

Paper

Of course all of the colors used came from the DSP.  It is the Happy Forest Friend Designer Series Paper.  The colors in this pack are good variety of colors.  Having fun paper is a great benefit from Stampin’ Up!.  In keeping with the hippos in gray, I went with a Smoky Slate card base and Old Olive as the layer.  And to ground the trio of balancing hippos I added a fun piece of the Smoky Slate for them to stand on.

The hippo layer of Smoky Slate is cut using two of the punches from the Very Best Trio Punch.  The top section was cut using the decorative edge punch.  And the bottom was cut using the Angle punch.  This is a great punch that I find myself using more and more often.

Slim Card Measurements

The card base is cut to  7 1/2 X 8 3/4 and scored at 3 3/4 on the 7 1/2 side.  Then folded and creased well.   For the Old Olive layer it is cut to 3 1/2 X 8 1/2.  And the DSP layer is cut 3 1/4 X 8 1/4.  The Smoky Slate behind the hippos was cut to give equal distance around the balancing act and I failed to notate the final measurements.  My apologies there!

 

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Splendid Celebration

Showcasing beautiful paper is an easy thing to do with Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series paper.  This card is starring the Splendid Day DSP.

 

Stampin' Up!, Splendid Day, Splendid Thoughts, Splendid Stems, Jackie Beers

 

This card was created during a Stampin’ Up! creative day for demonstrators.  It was a fun day of creating with a presenter with not a real idea of the outcome until the card was complete.  All of the cards were great and not something I would have normally thought to do.  This one definitely fits that last statement.

Suite of Products

Generally I do not showcase a Suite of products.  However, this Suite is amazing and I love all of the products included in the suite.  It is all about the Splendid Day Suite today.

PAPER:    The star(s) of this card are the little taco shaped DSP pieces.  They are cut from the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The paper has a variety of soft colors with one side being a Foil and the other regular DSP images and designs.  To show so many different papers on one card is unusual even for me!  Last but not least is the card base of Petal Pink and the banner of Soft Sea Foam.  Both of these colors are included in the DSP.

DIES:    The taco looking pieces were cut using the die from the Splendid Stems Dies.  This shape is a favorite of mine.  I have used it on a few different cards because the shape and details are so unique.  A bonus is that two of the four sentiments included in the stamp set fit on this die cut!  And as you see on the card, it is a great size!

STAMPS:    To mimic the pattern in the Foil DSP pieces, the large leaf outline was used as Tone on Tone on the card base.  The Splendid Thoughts stamp set includes the sentiments I mentioned above plus a bee and two different stem/floral pieces.  Each of those have fill stamps as well.  Pairing these with the Die set, which has dies for those plus some extra leafy pieces, makes great focal layers.

Finishing Touches

The shine and taco shapes on this card are so pretty on their own.  And the added finishing touches simply emphasize these.  Even though the sentiment fits on the taco die, that would be a bit much.  So the sentiment was stamped on a piece of Soft Sea Foam.  Banner tips were cut using Paper Snips.

Also included in the Splendid Day Suite is the Soft Sea Foam 3/8″ Seam Binding Ribbon.  If you have used Seam Binding Ribbon before then you know how wonderful and easy it is to work with.  This ribbon is the same.  Plus we simply wrapped the ribbon around the white layer and tied a knot.  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

For the final touch there has to be a bit of bling.  Although with the foil DSP pieces there is already a good bit of shine!  The bling added to the sentiment is from the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds.

After seeing a bit of a different layout and use of dies, I would love for you to try a similar card and let me know what you think!!

 

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The Coolest

The weather is most definitely NOT saying Winter, but today’s card may “cool” you off a bit.  It is such a fun set of bundled up critters.

 

Stampin' Up!, All Bundled Up, Winter Embossing Folder, Painted Christmas, Label Me Fancy, Natural Finish Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The All Bundled Up stamp set has such adorable animals, who are all “bundled” up with cute scarves and hats.  It is definitely making me warm just thinking about it since the weather here in Georgia is anything but cool right now.  However, we all need to begin thinking of our Christmas cards before long.  And this stamp set would be great for any time of year that the weather is a bit cooler.  Plus the sentiment gives a fun twist to the little raccoon’s outfit.

The raccoon is stamp stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  His scarf and hat are colored using Soft Succulent and Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.  For a bit of semi-bling, but not really, I added the single snow flake to the raccoon layer.  There are actually three different snowflakes on that stamp and they are used on the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set and is stamped using Pool Party Ink, as is the snowflake.

Paper

The colors used are from the piece of DSP.  That paper is the Painted Christmas Designer Series paper, which is a carryover from last Fall Mini Catalog into the current one.   By using the darkest color for the card base and coming forward with lighter colors gives a different look I think.  And is not something I tend to even think about.  Evening Evergreen is the base card with a layer of Soft Succulent.  The strip of DSP is cut 5 X 1 3/4 and is adhered directly to the Soft Succulent layer.  Simply leave the correct edging distance on the bottom and sides for fitting.

Embossing Etc.

To pair with the DSP layer I went with the Winter 3D Embossing Folder Duo.  These two embossing folders are sized to work on the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine.  This one is snowflakes and the second one is evergreen bows.  Either would have worked, but I was thinking snow!  The embossed layer is Basic White and is cut 5 X 2.  It is layered abutting the DSP layer with the same distance on the sides and top.  And even if it did not meet perfectly, the Natural Finish Ribbon covers the joining line.

To highlight the sentiment, I could not find two punches or dies to layer that fit in the area I had left.  After debating I finally decided upon the Label Me Fancy Punch.  The sentiment was cut using the punch and then a second piece was punched from a scrap of the Evening Evergreen.  This piece was cut up the center.  By layering these two pieces to each end of the sentiment, you get just enough of a frame of green.  And you really do not even notice that none is showing above and below the white.  For the final touch a single Festive Pearl was added on the sentiment layer.

 

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A Touch of Fall

The card I am sharing today may have you wishing for Fall and cooler weather.  Showcased are the Leaf Embossing Folder and Leaf Labels.

 

Stampin' Up!, Leaf Embossing, Leaf Label, Ringed With Nature, Rings of Love, Jackie Beers

 

Leaf Labels

Nothing could be simpler than using these Leaf Labels as a focal layer on a card.  These beauties come already cut, and even have a tag hole in place to use them as a tag.  The hole is at the top point ,where I have strategically placed an Amber Gem.  Speaking of the Amber Gems, they are included with the Leaf Labels!  It is a two for one pairing.  All I had to do was stamp the sentiment on the leaf and it was ready to go.

Designer Series Paper

This beautiful and bright piece of DSP is from the Sale-A-Bration paper named Rings of Love Designer Series Paper.  It is FREE with a $50.00 order.  By using just a strip, it goes a really long way in creating some beautiful cards for Fall.  And all of the colors are bright ones.  That is my choice for most card colors.  Plus the bright plays perfectly to the Kraft paper of the Leaf Label.

Background and Embossing

The background of this card was created from the DSP of course.  All of the colors were pulled from that little strip, as was the decision on the Embossing Folder.  Crushed Curry was used to show off the beautiful leaves of the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  They blow softly across the card.  Actually it is a large space folder so you can move your cardstock around a little to place the leaves in the best location.  To compliment all of the layers, I went with Parakeet Party as the card base.  The brightness offsets the Kraft leaf and ties in to the DSP colors.

 

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Hello Harvest

My project today showcases one of the new Fall stamp sets.  It is the Hello Harvest Bundle and is perfect for anything Fall!

 

Stampin' Up!, Hello Harvest, Rings of Love, Very Best Trio Punch, Sahara Sand Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Set and Dies

This card has a few different things of interest. But since the star of the show is the stamp and die bundle, we will will start there.  This is the Hello Harvest Bundle.  It contains the Hello Harvest Stamp set and the Rustic Pumpkin Die set.  Both are great alone or together.  My favorite of them are the ones used on today’s card.  They are the pumpkin with the sunflowers on top.  It is as if we were using the pumpkin as a vase.

Both the pumpkin and the sunflowers were stamped using Early Espresso Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The Pumpkin didn’t really require any coloring.  And the extra single leaf is included in both the stamp set and the die set.  Adding the single leaf was to pull more of the Poppy Parade color into the layers.

DSP and Fold

The DSP of this card is a perfect match to the stamps.  Between the colors and the images you could not find a better pairing.  And the best part of this paper is that it is FREE!  Yes, it is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices.  The Rings of Love Designer Series Paper not only coordinates wit the Rings of Love stamp set in the Mini Catalog, but is also one of the SAB items.  With a $50.00 order you can choose this as a Free gift.

The fold I have used looks similar to a Book Fold, but opens fully.  The DSP piece is simply added behind the 1″ front flap.  It allows for you to see the reverse side of the DSP when the card is opened. And to get more pieces from a 12 X 12 piece of DSP it is cut 4 X 5 1/2.  That is only 1/2″ less than normal but gets you two additional pieces from a 12X12 sheet.  The addition of the ribbon covers the inside of the card where the DSP and card flap meet.  This allows for a “cleaner” finish.

Punch

Were you wondering what I used to create the pretty details on the Pumpkin background layer?  It is really pretty and quite different from any corner makers we have.  Best of all is that this came from a punch!  It is the new Very Best Trio Punch.  The punch was all that I used, but it comes as a Bundle with the Very Best Occasions Stamp set.  The set is only sentiments and has a variety.  We all love punches and great sentiments, or at least I do.  So this is a must have from the Mini Catalog in my opinion.

 

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

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My July Host Code is ZMG9Q7EX.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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