Acorn Diamond

Before I get to the card for today.  I apologize for being late with my post.  Goodness, sometimes life just gets in the way!!

Also, I want to let you know that my next post will not be until Thanksgiving.  I am going on a wonderful trip to Europe with friends.  I return on the 20th and I know will be seriously jet lagged.  I do not seem to bounce back from these as quickly anymore.  Can you relate???  Anyway, I wanted to let my regular followers know not to expect me for the next two weeks.  The hubby will be home with the animals , but unfortunately neither he or the four legged children care about keeping the blog going.  I know it is shocking!!

So now on to the card.  As I  mentioned on the Gate Fold card I did earlier in the week, my club did a card swap with a fold challenge.  This is another one of the folds that was shared.  I have cased it and made my own version.  This one is from Velda North.

 

Stampin' Up! County My Blessings, stampinup county my blessings, acorns, Jackie Beers

County My Blessings, 144790

 

I love the acorns in the diamond shape as the focal point.  I do have to say that the DSP and the Lemon Lime Twist around the acorns are the stars of the show.  It looks like a normal card (if there is such a thing) but it opens only partially.  Here is the inside view.

 

Even with the somewhat partial opening of the card, this is another super easy to make.  And I can think of a lot of cute DSP to use for the front.  Even using two different patterns would be great I do believe.

I have added measurements and directions under the measurements.  The supply list is at the bottom of the page.

Thank you so much for visiting today, Especially since it is this late post.  And remember to check back the week of Thanksgiving to see more of my creations.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, score at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4 on the 8 1/2 ” side
  • Fold back the 1 1/4 and tape down.
  • the DSP on the left is 1 3/4 X 5 1/2
  • The DSP on the right is 1 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • The center strip is 7/8 X 5 1/2
  • The inside white piece is 2 3/4 X 5
  • The acorn white piece is 2 1/8 X 2 1/8 of the layering squares
  • The Lemon Lime Twist scalloped is from layering squares as well.
  • The acorns are colored with the new Stampin’ Blends

 



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Great Joy

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  This one , unintentionally, seems very retro looking.  Or just plain Old Fashioned ,if you prefer!

 

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings, stampinup good tidings

Good Tidings, 144870

 

 

Even with the old fashioned look, I really love how this card turned out.  Sometimes the unexpected is the best.  I went with traditional colors and then just stamped directly on the designer series paper.  Sometimes we forget to do that and it usually has a great outcome when we do.  After all, it is card stock as well.

All of the stamps are from the Good Tidings stamp set except for the holly at the top of the sentiment.  The one stamped on the DSP was too large for that small leftover space.  So I searched stamp sets and found this much smaller holly in the Every Good Wish set.  And of course I had to add some bling!!  So instead of red berries, you have rhinestone berries.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you like this retro look.  I think this would be a great one to make at a stamp a stack or even as your main Christmas card for sending.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  By clicking on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.



 

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You Are Amazing

Happy November everyone!  Time has flown by this year, especially the Fall.  We are close approaching the Holiday Season.  So before we get too crazy with engagements, shopping, etc., I thought it would be a good time to reinforce the Thank You and Appreciate You type of cards. And my sentiment is definitely one that would show our appreciation for a friend, co-worker, or random at of kindness.

The new Stampin’ Blends are available for you to order beginning today.  So I have CASED a card from the Stampin’ Blends Kit that Stampin’ Up! has created.  It is a wonderful way to get the feel of the blends.

 

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy, Stampin' UP! All Things Thanks,

Color Me Happy, 144069

 

These colors just POP !  I am not very good with the blends yet, but they are beautiful and I know I will have a blast playing with them.

Other than the Night of Navy, I did not really have a color combination I was working with.  I just randomly picked a few pairs of blends (They come with a light and a dark of each color) and started playing.

Tip:  I stamped flowers randomly on a full sheet of Whisper White card stock , colored the flowers, and then cut it into angles and other shapes.  A great way to try the blends and then have a variety of focal points for future cards.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  If you have any questions about the Stampin’ Blends, or anything else stamping related, please contact me.  I hope you have an AWESOME day !!

My supply list of products I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.

 



 

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A Hug in a Mug

The Hug In A Mug stamp set is sort of a “sleeper” in the Holiday Catalog.  I looked at it but passed it by in all of my flips through the catalog.  That changed when I was given the set as part of the festivities at Brian King and Pam Morris’s World Card Making Day in Atlanta.  After the hot chocolate treat favor we made with the set, I was definitely in love.  So I have made some hot chocolate for you today.

 

Stampin' Up! Hug In A Mug, stampinup, hug in a mug

Hug in a Mug, 144933

 

I apologize for my poor photography.  The foil in this Foil Frenzy DSP is hard to photograph.  It just wants to shine!!  Today’s card is a 4 X 4 card.  I can see making a lot of these for the winter months (or when Mother Nature decides to stay cold here in the south!).

I hope this card will give you incentive to check out this stamp set.  It is on page 42 of the Holiday Catalog.  It is a set that would be perfect year round.

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Again, the DSP was my color chart.  The Foil Frenzy paper is wonderful.  It is more of a Craft than Crumb Cake but it all works together.  I added the white layer to tie in to the stamped layer.  But it is super quick and easy card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I appreciate your visiting and hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.

Reminder:  The last day for the DSP sale…………

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  By clicking on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

 


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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Gate Fold Quilt

I have a , as I like to say, made a “Funky Fold” for you today.  My Stamp Club’s Fall swap had a challenge for a different type fold.  Today I have CASED the fold one of my club member’s used.  Thank You CindyTeague!!

 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt - Jackie Beers, stampinup Christmas Quilt

Christmas Quilt, 144793

 

I love the lighter look that this paper combo gives.  As usual, my colors came from the DSP.  This is the Quilted Christmas 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  I would have never thought to use Pool Party as a focal point on a Christmas card!  But I love it.

I have extra photos to show you how this version of the Gate Fold works.

 

 

 

 

Everything except the inside sentiment is from the Christmas Quilt suite of products.  I adore that little felt Christmas Tree.  The inside sentiment is from Season Like Christmas stamp set.

You do not have to do as many layers as I did.  But in case  you want to add all of them, I have given you the measurements for everything below.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8
  • The white layer on each side is cut to 2 X 5 3/8
  • The DSP layer on each side is cut to 1 7/8 X 5 1/4
  • The sentiment layer on the front is cut to 3 X 1 7/8 for Pool Party and 2 7/8 X 1 3/4 for white
  • The tree layer on the front is cut to 1 7/8 X 2 5/16 for Pool Party and 1 3/4 X 2 1/8 for white
  • The inside sentiment layer is the normal 4 X 5 1/4

 

I hope you enjoyed this Funky Fold.  I will be sharing folds from the other ladies in the near future.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate your interest and kind comments.  And do not hesitate to ask if you have a question.

The supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the page.  By clicking on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

 


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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A Simple Thanks

I usually aim for quick and easy cards.  Well today I have the ultimate of that!  The new Color Me Happy stamp set that has arrived to go with the new Stampin’ Blends is really a perfect set.  The designs are intended to be colored.  I chose the only word stamp.

 

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy - Jackie Beers, stampinup color me happy

Color me happy, 144069

 

The Designer Series Paper is the Whole Lot of Lovely, and it gave me the colors to use.  As you can see from these beautiful stripes, I could have chosen several that would have been wonderful.  But I went with Tranquil Tide for the base.  Because the Thank You is stamped in black, I did a narrow border of black behind the DSP and the focal layer.

I colored the shadow part of the word with the Pool Party blend and left it there.  I could have colored the entire word with the light and then the dark for the shadow.  But after doing the shadow, I decided that was sufficient.  As I said to begin with this is the ultimate Simple Thanks.

There are black dots on each side of the “YOU” of the sentiment.  To give that a little attention, I added the Black Rhinestones on each of those.  I love those little cuties!  And I must say that when I first saw them I thought there is no way those will fit on any card that I make.  HaHa!!  I was so wrong!  They are another item from the Holiday Catalog that I hope carries over.

The Stampin’ Blends will be available to customers on November 1, as will the stamp set.  I hope you will give them a try.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I love reading your comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  When you click on an item you will be taken directly to my online store.  I hope you had an awesome day!!


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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