Friday, July 10, 2020

Stampin' Up! Beautiful World Fancy Fold Farewell Card

I don't usually do a fun or fancy fold card on Friday as I leave that up to my teammate, Karen K. But today I just have to welcome you to my farewell fancy fold card because I'm playing at Inspire.Create.Challenges #073 Theme.



There is a couple at the Celtic Ray who are moving from Punta Gorda to the east coast of Florida and this card is for them.

I used the Beautiful World Stamp Set and the coordinating Old World Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card. Pay close attention to the bottom part of the DSP :-)


Why, yes...Punta Gorda and the east coast of Florida. How perfect is that! ....and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect for the challenge at As You See It #229. Although it doesn't speak of vacation inside, I feel it does outside. They are going on vacation after their move and it's to Key West!


Now, I did not come up with this fancy fold on my own. It was the idea of Glenda Calkins, another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. So, I decided to CASE her card. I know there are other videos out there of a similar fold but hers is differently constructed.

This is an overhead shot of how the fold looks.


and here is how it looks when it is opened...


It was quite easy to create and you can watch Glenda's video if my instructions aren't clear enough.

  • Very Vanilla Card base (referred to as "solid": 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • DSP Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Adhere together with liquid glue BUT don't put glue in the center where you'll be cutting out the square!
  • Cut square out of card front with largest Layering Squares Die. This gives you two separate pieces...solid and DSP.
  • Take the DSP square and use the circle die from the Old World Dies set to create the under piece for the globe which is cut with another die from the set.
  • Take the solid square and cut it with the next to largest die.
  • Take the largest die and cut another square of another solid color.
  • Adhere these two squares together with liquid glue.
  • Cut the globe and base out of Brass Foil with dies from Old World. Adhere the globe to the DSP circle. Adhere the globe base to the square piece and adhere the globe with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap and punch with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add three metallic pearls.
  • Wait to adhere sentiment to front with Dimensionals after you have the inside done.

Now for the inside refresher...

  • Take a piece of solid card stock 5" x 8" and score at 2", 4" and 6".
  • Stamp the sentiment on the last 2" panel.
  • Stamp the ink well and quill pen on scrap and die cut with Old World Dies.
  • Fold the score lines so that it looks like the photo.
  • Adhere the back fold to the card base with liquid glue. Make sure the left side lines up with the back of the card front when laying flat.
  • Put liquid glue on the left edge just enough to secure it without any glue showing through the window.
  • With the card closed, put glue on the right hand side of the square and place your globe square inside the opening. Wait a few minutes before opening the card.
  • Once you are sure everything is moving correctly, adhere the quill with liquid glue and the inkwell with a Dimensional.
Let me know if you try this and if my directions were successful in helping you.

Thank you for stopping by today and, as always, I appreciate your comments.






Thursday, July 9, 2020

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy Baby Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what the other team members created. Hop along with us at the bottom of my post.

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Here is what I created for it...


I used the Wildly Happy Stamp Set for my images and sentiments.

My card base is Basic Black with a Whisper White mat that I dry embossed with the Old World 3D Embossing Folder. I sponged the ridges lightly with Smoky Slate which reminded me of wrinkled elephant skin. I adhered it to the base with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite for the mat under the art piece. I stamped the elephants on a scrap of Thick Whisper White and colored them with my Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends and the grass with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend. Then I fussy cut them. 

I stamped the elephants again on a piece of Thick Whisper White and used the third to largest Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the panel.  I did a watercolor wash with Balmy Blue ink for the sky and adhered the fussy cut elephants with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Then on a scrap of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut another shape out of Gray Granite card stock, cut it in half and adhered it to the back of the sentiment. I popped that up with Dimensionals as well.

With another sentiment from Wildly Happy, I finished off the inside with a mat of Balmy Blue.



I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates Old World Masculine Birthday Card

Today is the next-to-last card of my Sheetload of Cards June 2020. Alicia's instruction sheet allows you to make 6 cards or one. For this particular patterned paper, I chose to create 6.


I used the Many Mates Stamp Set for my inner and outer sentiments, along with Call Me Crafty Al's design and card cuts.


I'm entering my card in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge



Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy Baby Girl Card

I used the Wildly Happy Stamp Set to create my card today. I haven't made baby cards in quite awhile and this is the first time I have inked up this set. 


This set was released June 3, 2019, so I'm playing at 

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My card base is Smoky Slate. I cut another piece and ran it through my embossing machine with the Woodland Embossing Folder. I adhered it to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I had a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock in my stash which fit the Ornate Layer frame perfectly. Before I adhered the frame to the mat, I stamped the bunnies in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the sky with Balmy Blue Ink using a waterpainter and the grass with Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz inks. The sentiment is from the Wildly Happy set.

On a scrap of Thick Whisper White I stamped the bunnies again with Memento, colored them with Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Smoky Slate, and Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. Then I cut them out and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals on top of the image stamped on the Whisper White Ornate frame.

Since I like asymmetrical, I adhered the art panel askew on the card front. I used liquid glue because of the embossed layer. 

The inside is simply...



another sentiment from Wildly Happy and the bunnies. I sponged the edge of the mat with Mint Macaron.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great terrific Tuesday.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates Old World Masculine Birthday Card

Today I used another card from the July 2020 Sheetload of Cards design. You can view all the others by clicking on "sheetload of cards" on my right side bar.


I used the Many Mates Stamp Set for the outer and inner sentiments, the Old World Specialty Designer Papers and Gold Foil for my banners. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink and I sponged the banner with Cinnamon Cider ink. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals. Did you know that Many Mates is a bundle? Yes, it is and obviously one of my favorites for the sentiments. I have not used the dies in the set yet.

Don't you just love those dies?

Let's take a look at the inside...


My martini is fussy cut from the Share Sunshine digitals that Stampin' Up! had a few months ago. I colored the olives with my Light Poppy Parade and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I used silver Wink of Stella on the glass. I also sponged around the edges and lightly on the mat with Night of Navy to give the mat a little depth and to tone down the white. It's adhered with liquid glue.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by today and have a blessed Monday.





Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates Rubber Band Technique Anniversary Card

I hope y'all had a great 4th of July celebration! I watched fireworks from my living room windows as our neighbors went all out. It was almost like being Disney! 

This is the last of my 4th of July wedding anniversary cards and I used the same stamp sets as the other two...Many Mates and In the City.


At Splitcoaststampers TLC801, they set up a gallery for the Rubber Band Technique. This is my first time trying it and my last unless I wear gloves! I was covered with ink as was my stamp block and ink pads!! I will admit it was fun, however. I'm entering my card at Dragonfly Dreams "No Patterned Paper" July Monthly Challenge and also at Creativ Fusion Challenge #19 ATG.

There were some left over gold foil hearts from my prior two cards  so I adhered them with glue dots. 

I used the Label Me Lovely Punch and Label Me Fancy Punch to create the mat and sentiment piece. Of course, the "fireworks" are still from the retired In the City Stamp Set.

I had some old ribbon from the $ store OR Michael's so I did a triple bunny bow and stripes across the bottom.

Same inside basically as the other two.


Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate your visit and comments. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates and Work of Art Wedding Anniversary

This is my second 4th of July wedding anniversary card.


I used the retired Work of Art Stamp Set to create the image on the front and the Many Mates Stamp Set for the sentiment. I had some left over hearts from yesterday's card so I adhered them with glue dots.

The inside is the same as yesterday's using a stamp from the retired In the City Stamp Set and the sentiment from Many Mates Stamp Set.


I am playing today at these challenge sites:



Let the fireworks begin! Hope you will have a wonderful 4th of July and I thank you for stopping by today.

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