A Matchbook Card

I have made a card that folds like a matchbook for something different today.  It was inspired by the treat holder Julie DiMatteo did a video on last week.  You can see her video here.  We saw the treat holder at World Card Making Day here in Atlanta.  Julie is the Queen of 3-D, so she went with figuring out that project.  I immediately thought that a card that closes like a matchbook would be cute.  So here is my version.

 

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty, Jackie Beers, Bluelinestamping

Eastern Beauty, 143675

 

 

Can you see where the top flap tucks behind the bottom piece?  The small section is stapled low on that fold and then the layers cover the staples.

My color combination came directly from this beautiful Designer Series Paper.  I had not purchased this paper until I took advantage of the October special of buy 3 get 1 Free!  This is such an awesome deal.  (The details are at the bottom of the page.)

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

I could have used a variety of other color combinations as well.  And I fudged a little bit. The package says the peach is actually Tangerine Tango, but I wanted the softer color.  I believe it works just as well.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base card is Pear Pizzaz cut to 4 1/2 X 11.  It is scored at 1 and 6 3/8.  The 1″ is folded up and stapled.  The second fold is long enough to tuck under the fold at a the bottom of the card.
  • The Peekaboo Peach layers are 3 7/8 X 4, and 3 7/8 X 3/4
  • The DSP layers are 3 3/4 X 3 7/8 and 3 3/4 X 5/8

 

Thank you so much for visiting today.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 


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Smooshing – Take Two!

I showed a Smooshing technique card a few days ago.  And now I have tried it with a little bit of a twist.  The results may be questionable !!

 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Words, Jackie Beers

Lovely Words Thinlits Die, 143733

 

 

You can see my first attempt using the original method by clicking HERE.  Julie DiMatteo was who I copied in my previous card and her video is wonderful.  You can see her video HERE on the original Smooshing Technique.  This one sort of looks like a child’s fingerprinting gone bad!!  But it was fun to make, and for me that is what matters.

The “Take Two” is that instead of putting the ink refill drops on a plastic sheet and then touching the other plastic to it, I just dropped the ink refill droplets onto the Glossy card stock.  I did not add water.  I simply touched a acetate sheet to the drops and spread it around.

I chose the Thinlit Die Lovely Words to use as the focal point on my card instead of covering up the Smooshing I did.  This is such an easy and quick way to add words to a card.  And the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets are a must.  I would have glue everywhere if that was how I tried to adhere this.  Thank You Stampin’ Up!  for bringing these back in the catalog!!!

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Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate you stopping and checking out my cards.  The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.

 

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Wine With Friends

I love all of the stamps in the Half Full set.  There are nice sentiments and they all work great with each other, as well as other sets.  Plus they are just so dang cute!!  Here is my card today.

 

Stampin' Up! Half Full, stampinup half full, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Half Full, 144999

I could not decide on a white, red, or blush for my wines, so I went with all three!!  More is better!!  The splatters, I have messy friends, are actually from the Brightly Lit Christmas set.  It was on my desk when I decided I needed a splatter.  For that set I believe it is either snow or berries for the wreath!

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I colored the wine in the glasses with Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped the spilled wine from the ink pads.  The white wine is So Saffron, in case you need a nice white wine color.

I offset the center panel to allow for the bow.  The new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Fresh Fig is beautiful, but it is a little thicker than some of our other ribbons.  So the bow will not tie as small as I usually like to use.  Therefore I needed more space for the bow to fit.  I have seen several cards from other demonstrators, Mary Fish comes to mind, who have made some beautiful cards using this layout.  So you could say I am doing a CASE of one of her cards.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed the card and I would love to hear your comments.  The supplies I used are at the bottom of the page.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  I hope you have a great day!!

 


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Give Thanks

I have another Fall card for today.  Although to Give Thanks is something that could be used year round.  I have used the “direct to paper” technique again to showcase this simple punched sentiment.

 

Stampin' Up! Labels To Love, Jackie Beers

Labels To Love, 144967

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I really like this color combination.  It is soft on the “direct to paper” technique but stands out on the card stock surrounding it.  And the Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon is just a must have!!  It is gorgeous and so easy to work with.

If you missed my previous “Direct To Paper Technique” card, you can see it HERE.

The sentiment is from the Label To Love set.  This set has sentiments for a variety of holidays and they all fit the Everyday Punch.  The punch is a bundle with the Merry Labels set, but it works with both sets.  A double winner!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is Crushed Curry cut 8 X 4 and folded in half
  • Pear Pizzaz layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Glossy card stock layer is 3 1/2 X 3 1/2

 

The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  If you do not have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to help you get started.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I very much appreciate your comments as well.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 


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You Make Me Smile

I seem to be on a Fall card making theme.  Today’s card is from one of the most versatile stamp sets, or the entire suite, that Stampin’ Up! has.  It is the Color Theory Suite and the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  I love everything in this suite, but especially the bundle.

 

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons, Jackie Beers

Colorful Seasons Bundle, 145348

 

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I just adore these delicate leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits part of the bundle.  And with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets they are a piece of cake to adhere.  After I placed the leaves it seemed like I really didn’t need anything else!

I sponged the background of the leaves and then splattered the open space.  I know technically you are supposed to do things in 3’s, but I only added 2 of the Enamel Shapes.  I just wanted to highlight the sentiment.  I say “rules are meant to be broken” …..in some cases!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate your comments very much.

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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Enjoy The Little Things

Today I have CASED Julie DiMatteo from her Wednesday Night Facebook Live.  If you have not viewed any of Julie’s videos, please go to YouTube or her Facebook page and check them out!  She is awesome and has quite a few 3-D items. Look for ThePaperPixie.com.  But Wednesday was the Watercolor Smooshing technique.  And I have to say that it is addicting!!

 

 

Stampin' Up! Layering Love, Jackie Beers, stampinup, jackiebeers

Layering Love, 141965

 

I will not even try to explain how to do this background.  I will say to go to Julie’s Facebook page and view the video.  You can click HERE to see it.  I do LOVE the way it turned out.  And each time the results are totally different.

This is what I love about paper crafting.  We get to just play with product and we end with cute cards.

 

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Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my Online Store.  I hope you have an Awesome Day!!

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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