I love to make cards! I can make a lot of cards. I don't ever seem to get tired of making cards. Does that sound like you, too?
I was scrolling through FB and saw a card that caught my eye. It was a different size and shape. Suddenly it seemed like a change of pace would be good. Why not make a slightly different card layout? And, this card is mailable in the US! My card, below, is inspired by the one Jan Musselman displayed on FB.
I love that you can make a matching envelope for this card! Here is the "recipe" to make the card and envelope.
Card base: 7 1/2" x 8 3/4", scored at 3 3/4"
Card front: 3" x 8"
Card front mat: 3 1/4" x 8 1/4", (Cut a second one in Whisper white for the inside of the card if you have a dark card base.)
DSP: 3" x 1 1/4", 3" x 1", 3 x 3/4"
Cardstock 8 1/2" x 11"
Liner 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
To Make the Card
1. Stamp your images and greetings on the right side of the card on the card front (3" x 8").
2. Adhere your patterned paper so the three strips are slightly separated. Match the patterns.
3. Adhere the stamped piece to the card mat.
4. Adhere this to the card base. Stamp on the inside (or inside mat if it's a dark card base.)
To Make the Envelope
1. Place your 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock with the 8 1/2" side along the top of the scorer and score at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2".
2. Turn and place the 11" side along the top and score at 1 1/2" and 10 1/2".
3. Fold and burnish each score line.
4. Trim away the outer rectangles not the top and bottom of the card stock. On the side with the 1/2" flap, cut away a small piece on each side. (See photo below.)
5. Use a corner rounder to round all 4 corners on the top. (See photo below.)
6. Round the corners on the patterned paper and adhere to the large flap at the top. This is a lining inside the envelope.
7. Fold the smaller, left side in to the middle and put adhesive on it. Fold the right side on top and smooth it over with the bone folder.
8. Put adhesive on the bottom flap and fold in. Rub adhesive tight with bone folder.
You are done! Now, isn't it great to have a matching envelope!!
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I hope that you will give this card a try! I'd love to see what you create!
You are invited to post a photo of any of your creations here.
Please let me know if I can help you make a card or learn a new technique! I'd love to be of assistance.
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It is a beautiful world, don't you agree? I know it's not perfect. I know we are still battling this virus but, this world is full of beautiful people who make it a better place. I think it is so important to thank people and let them know the positive impact they make in our lives. One of the best parts of card making is having lots of cards to send to people! I try to keep in touch with friends- old and new- and thank people who show me kindness along the way.
This new set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is called Beautiful World and it expresses so many sentiments that I think are just perfect for this time of year. The "Adventure Awaits" is great for a graduation card as is "It's a Beautiful Journey." The "You Make the World a Better Place" is great for birthdays or Father's Day, etc. I've used it for a masculine birthday card as well. And, who doesn't need a "thank you?" On one of the cards pictured below, I cut the thank you away from the rest of the sentiment to give it more flexibility. These cards use 5 different patterns from the World of Good Designer Series Paper (DSP) as well as the new brass foil paper.
The Beautiful World stamp set also comes with dies. You can see the stamp set and the dies HERE. They are available individually or as a bundle. If you purchase the stamp set, you can add on the card kit to make these 4 cards for just $5.00. If you'd rather not purchase the set, you can purchase the kit to make 4 cards for $15 plus $3.50 shipping. (As you recall, I can't do the stamping on them.) You'll receive all the pieces of the cards, photos, and directions so you can complete them with your stamp sets and inks to add the sentiments.
If you'd like to make a purchase please email, text or FB message me and I'll start getting your kit ready as soon as possible. If you are interested in the stamp set, please let me know by June 22. I will place one order on the 23rd of June.
I hope that you are continuing to make and send cards! Let's add more beauty and love to this world. If you have any questions or need any help, please reach out.
Need card ideas? Follow me on FB or Pinterest. (Click on the icons at at the bottom.) I try to share lots of ideas to keep us inspired.
Lastly, please take care of you! Connect with people, when you can, in ways that are comfortable for you. And, feed your soul with a bit of crafty time each day! Enjoy the sunshine! Be grateful! Smile!
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Have you seen these new In Colors? Stampin' Up! introduces 5 "In Colors" every year that are available for a 2 year period. The stars above show the new 2020-2022 In Colors. I have to say that the stars do not do justice to these bright, vibrant colors. I have enjoyed working with them all! Misty Moonlight was my immediate favorite, followed by Bumblebee and Just Jade but Cinnamon Cider has grown on me already as well! The Magenta Madness will be just the right color when you need a "pop!"
Here are a few cards I've made so far with these colors.
I used stamp sets that were already in my inventory and just updated them with some new colors. Don't they look great? I find the In Color DSP (6 x 6) packs to be so much fun! That's what I used in the Misty Moonlight, Just Jade and Bumble Bee cards. I stamped my own background with the sand dollar and shell stamps on the Cinnamon Cider cardstock.
What will you make with these new In Colors? I can't wait to see!
Hoping we can Chat'n'Craft together in the future!
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Have you seen Stampin' Up!'s Celebrate Sunflower stamp set? It has the most gorgeous sunflower stamps and you can purchase coordinating dies! It is quickly becoming a favorite set of mine! Here are some cards I've made with it recently!
I couldn't wait to get my hands on the large, detailed sunflower stamp. I stamped that and then layered the detailed sunflower die on top. I popped both of those up over several stamped and die cut leaves and greens. It's really quite a pretty card.
Next I used the sable brown Stazon ink to stamp the large sunflower images. One off the bottom of the card and another just barely on the top of the card. I stamped a third on a piece of shimmery white cardstock and cut it out with the outline die. Then I watercolored it in with ink. I used crushed curry (bumblebee was not yet available) and early espresso for the center. I put a bit of Wink of Stella in the center too! I love that sparkle.
I think this third one is my favorite. Before I did any stamping I put a piece of wide washi tape across the width of the card. Then I stamped the center sunflower. I masked that one and then stamped the one below and a partial flower above. After stamping I removed the washi tape and stamped the sentiment in its place. I love how that looks. I colored the center of the sunflowers with Wink of Stella again. I think 2020 will be known as my Wink of Stella year!
I hope you like these cards and will grab your stamp set and give them a try!
All of the supplies are listed below!
The Double Wonder is an easy and fun method to make 11 cards out of TWO 6" x 12" pieces of Designer Series Papers (DSP). (To my knowledge, this was first shared with many SU demonstrators by Shannon West.) Any double-sided designer series- or pretty patterned papers- will work. The colors should co-ordinate with each other so you can mix and match.
As you can see from the photos, you make 10 cards in three different layouts- and one "bonus" card that is different from the rest.
Here's what you need to get started:
-2 6" x 12" pieces of coordinating patterned paper. (If it has an obvious up and down pattern, be sure the pattern is pointed up when the 12 inch side is horizontal.)
-11 card bases, cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". These should be in colors that match the patterned papers or whisper white/very vanilla card stock.
-4 pieces of neutral cardstock- whisper white, very vanilla or a light coordinating color- cut 3 1/4" x 5".
Extra neutral card stock for sentiments
Label or dies to cut out sentiments
Adhesive and scissors
Once you have the materials assembled, you will need to cut your 6" x 12" pieces of paper. You can layer them together and cut both at once or repeat these instructions for each piece.
Follow the diagram below.
First cut the 12" length into three sections at 3 1/2" and then at 4". You should have a 4 1/2" piece left. Each should be 6 inches wide. YOU WILL NEED TO DO THIS FOR BOTH 6" x 12" PIECES SO YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH YOUR PIECES.
1. Take the 3 1/2" x 6" piece and cut the 6" side at 2 1/4" and then 2 1/4" again. Then cut the 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece along the 3 1/2" side at 1 3/4". These pieces make the cards in the photo below. (I did mount two rectangles on a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of whisper white leaving a gap in the middle that I covered with the 3 /4" strip leftover from the 4" block.)
2.Take the 4" x 6" piece and cut 3/4" off the 6" side. Then turn it and cut it at 1" three times so you have 4 pieces of 1" x 5 1/4". Take three of your card bases and score the top flap at 1 1/4" and fold it back onto the front of the card. Adhere it in place. (The top of the card is now 1 1/4" shorter than the back of the card. See photos below.) Adhere two 1 x 5 1/4" strips onto the front of each card as pictured. (The 3/4" piece can be used on a card from the 3 1/2" block.)
Take the 4 1/2" x 6" piece and cut the 6" side in half at 3". Then turn and cut each of those at 1 1/2" and again at 1 1/2". Adhere three of the rectangles to each of the whisper white rectangles (5"x 3 1/4") mixing and matching. Then adhere to the front of a card base.
You will need to add sentiments and, if desired, ribbon and bling to each card. I hope you enjoyed making these cards.
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