Enjoy Life

I have a quick card to share that got a laugh from my Stamp Club last weekend.  I had given it another name though.  I named it “Kick Butt”.  They saw the humor.  This card is for those days that you really have to get up and get going.

 

 

I believe most of us can relate to this card in some way.  For me, I am trying to get into better shape and spend several mornings a week at the park walking the trails.  I feel like raising my arms and cheering when I am finished each day.  Can you relate in some way?

The hardest part of  this card is stamping the image to show behind the window.  I punched the circle with the 2 1/4 Circle Punch.  I then adhered the white piece on the inside of the card and made a small tick with a pencil to the top of the circle.  Since this set is photopolymer, it was easy to insure my background went a bit above that mark.  Then I knew where the silhouette needed to be.  Easy Peasy.

For a bit of depth to the front, I chose to stamp and then punch the Tailored Tag Punch and I turned it longways instead of side to side.  The sentiment may not be appropriate for everyone, but I love it.  It is the only thing raised with dimensional.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have an awesome Memorial Day Weekend.  Please remember those who gave their life for us.

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Made With Love

I have another new stamp set (bundle) I am breaking out for you today.  It is the set It Starts With Art!  It is adorable in every way.  This set would work for almost any crafter.  I love flexibility.

 

Stampin' Up!, It Starts With Art, Jackie Beers, Follow Your Art

I fell in love with this sheet of the Designer Series Paper.  It is named Follow Your Art DSP, and has everything in it that is in the stamp set.  This piece just screamed out to me.  I love the bold strokes of color!!

Other than the bright colors I chose, the card is pretty simple.  I stamped the stack of ribbon and colored each one with Stampin’ Blend Markers.  I had to add some Wink of Stella to make them Sparkle! , since that is what the sentiment says.  How cute is that??

Did you notice the little charm hanging from the paperclip?  Those are both from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit.  I normally am not too excited about the embellishment kits.  I tend to stick to ribbon and bling.  These were just too cute to do without.  I ran a piece of White Baker’s Twine through the loop of the charm to tie it to the paperclip.  Just for good measure, I added a glue dot beneath the charm to keep it from moving around.

Thank you for stopping by today and always!  I hope you will return next week for some more ideas.

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Double Pocket Fold for Pals May Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ May  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects with “More Than One Score.” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My “more than one score” card is a Double Pocket Card.  It has a few scores and a few folds, but it needs very little adhesive to hold it together.  The added bonus is that it can be made in quite a few sizes.  I made mine today to hold a tea bag and a note card.  Of course, I used the retiring Tea Room Designer Series Paper to go with the tea bag!

 

Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Tea Room, Frosted Bouquet, Free As A Bird

Tea Room Designer Series Paper, 146894

 

I mixed and match with my products used.  I have the Tea Room DSP, which is retiring, the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, which are carrying over, and the Free As A Bird stamp set, which is new for the upcoming catalog.  One of the best about Stampin’ Up! products is that they mix and match so well.

I got this inspiration from a Splitcoast tutorial from Claudia Rosa.  It was from several years ago.  I played around with paper size until I got what actually fit the tea bag.  For an unknown reason, that was my original idea for it!

Here is the card pulled out.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to make the ribbon hole.  It is just the perfect size!

 

 

I should have mentioned above that my card is 4 X 4.  So with the tea bag adding some thickness, it would still fit into a regular size envelope.  At the bottom of my post, along with the supply list, I will add the directions on how to fold this.  It is super easy, and I have some photos to go along.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Anything with Wings” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds

 

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DIRECTIONS:

  • 8 X 8 piece of card stock or DSP, scored at 4″ on two sides with your desired pattern facing up
  • Fold and burnish, then lay flat, again with your desired pattern facing up
  • Cut along the left side score into the center intersection
  • Take the top left corner and fold it approximately 3/4 of the way down, but keep straight with the score lines
  • Take the bottom right section and fold it up along the score lines, so that it is now a triangle
  • Fold the top left over on top of the top right
  • Fold the bottom left underneath the bottom right
  • Fold the now bottom right corner up over top of the fold that is on top of it
  • Burnish all of your folds
  • Finally, fold the bottom section up and on top of the top section
  • You will need just a bit of Tear & Tape for the right corner of the center pocket and one section of tape along the left side to hold the front piece in place.
  • Decorate as you wish

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Be Happy

I have a very simple and quick card to share today.  I have fallen back to the annual catalog for the Rooted In Nature stamp set.  I wanted to showcase some of the retiring colors and thought the nature set would be perfect.

 

Rooted In Nature, 146482

 

I used the Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist retiring ink colors as well as Granny Apple Green.  The leaf that looks sort of Blue is the Tranquil Tide.  It is really amazing how colors sort of change when next to other colors.

The sentiment is a favorite of mine.  I love the look it gives.  I flanked it with the Lemon Lime Twist smaller leaves and then made a tag from the Banner Triple Punch.  Of course I had to add something else.  So I decided on the Linen Thread.  You can never go wrong with that thread!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate it and as always have listed all of the products used at the bottom of the post.

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Dear Friend

One of the best deals that Stampin’ Up! has in every catalog are the Host Rewards Stamp Sets.  They are basically half price sets.  The downside is that you can only purchase them if you are a host or you place a qualifying order of $150.00.  I know reaching that dollar amount is very easy!! LOL!!  But having a party with a group of friends is even better.  I would love to share some stamping with you and a few friends.  Think about it please!

I am showcasing one of the Host Rewards sets today.  It is the fabulous Very Vintage stamp set.  I love the look of the faded/distressed cards you can make with this.  I hope you like it.

 

Very Vintage Host Rewards set, 146801

 

I just adore the softness of this card.  I paired Sahara Sand with Highland Heather and I think it worked beautifully.  I stamped off with the Sahara Sand ink for the background.  I stamped the doily three different times.  I then stamped the flowers over top.  The Highland Heather is dark enough to overcome the Sahara Sand easily.

To finish the card off, I tied a knot with the Braided Linen Trim.  I am thrilled that it will be carrying over into the new annual catalog.  I also stamped the flowers on a scrap of paper and punched the small butterfly from the Butterfly Duet Punch.  The punch is back in stock and is also carrying over to the next catalog.  I gave just a touch of bling to the butterfly by adding the smallest of the rhinestones to it.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow.  If you would like to check out all of the retiring products, I have the Last Chance link below.  I also have a Host Code if you place an order.

I will be ordering the new Annual Catalogs soon.  If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you.  And I would be glad to send you the new catalog when they become available.  Please send me a message if you would like one.  I answer emails pretty quickly.

Click on the Last Chance icon to go to my Online store.  This will give you up to date what is left on the retiring lists.  And if you would like to place an order, I have a Host Code just below the icon.

 

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Animal Expedition

I have been finishing my swap cards and 3D swaps for OnStage in Charlotte this weekend.  Whooo!! I have been really far behind on all of that.  But I am down to just putting the boxes together.  They will get worked on during the ride up there tomorrow.  I will share that project with you next week.

Before I get to  my card, I snapped a picture of my gorgeous azalea bush that has decided to pop out in the last couple of days.  Here it is.

 

For todays card I have a really quick and sweet card.  I have been using some Annual Catalog stamps this week and today continues that theme.  I went with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  It is so adorable!  And the Label Me Pretty stamp set for the little sentiment.

 

The only stamping on this card is the sentiment.  The sweet animals were punched from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  How easy is that!!!  I paired it with another piece of DSP from the same package.  The base colors are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They are both on the soon to be retiring list.  They are in the 2017-2019 In Colors.  So we have known they would be leaving us.  I really do wish the Lemon Lime Twist could stay.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will share my swaps next week.  Please Like my FaceBook page, Blue Line Stamping, and you may get to see some sneak peeks at new products coming soon.

 

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