Aren't these cards beautiful? They use a technique that I call Split Stamped Image. If you look closely you can see that after I stamped the top whisper white layer, I cut the piece two times. When I adhered it to the solid cardstock, I left a space inbetween each piece. The ribbon is actually underneath the top layer! It's quite stunning, if I do say so myself.
Want to try it? Follow the directions and photos below!.
Card Base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Bottom (Rich Razzleberry) Mat 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Whisper White (reg) Mat for Stamping: 3" x 4 1/4"
I hope you enjoyed making this card and will experiment with it a bit! I'd love to see what you create! You are welcome to join our Facebook page that is dedicated to sharing pictures of what we create. Click HERE and then click on join if you are not already part of the group.
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The stamparjtus is such a great tool for making precise stamping easy to manage. This wreath card is a snap to line up when you make a template for the stamparatus.
To make the template I used the largest of the plain squares from the Layering Squares Dies. First I cut a square and then I rotated the square and cut a diamond on the same square. (See the photo on the left below.) Hold the template in place with painters tape or washi tape. You will need to cut a piece of whisper white with the same square die so it fits into the square. Hold the white piece in place with your magnets. Next, you choose a small stamp- a flower, bee, or leaf - and place it in the center of one straight edge of your white piece of paper. (See the photo on the right below.) For this card I used a small flower from the Heart to Heart Stamp set and Magenta Madness ink, one of the new In-Colors.
Ink up your stamp and stamp. DO NOT MOVE THE STAMP. Now rotate your paper counterclockwise so the right hand corner moves to the point at the top. Ink the stamp and stamp. It will stamp right next to the first one. Continue rotating your paper counterclockwise, one space at a time. Do not move your stamp. Reink the stamp each time. Continue until you have a full circle. Then position your leaf on the whisper white in the desired position and stamp in the same manner, rotating to the next corner each time. On this card, I used a leaf from the same set with Granny Apple Green ink.
Continue until you've stamped a full circle. You can add a third layer if you'd like. Now you have a complete wreath. Add a few pieces of bling, mat it on a color and put it on a card! Perhaps add an embossed piece of paper behind the wreath and a sentiment. "So lucky to have a friend like you" is from the Heartfelt stamp set. Look at that! You have created a beautiful card with ease.
Here is a list of all the products I used to make this card. If you'd like to purchase any of them, just click on the item and it will take you to my online store.
Now, go make a card!
I love to send thank you cards to my customers and to anyone who may help me out. AND, a LOT of people help me out. It's such a simple gesture but I think it means a lot. I know I appreciate a thank you note, too. This one uses what I call a "Split Card Technique." I love the beautiful patterned papers that Stampin' Up! included in this annual catalog. On this card, I say that the patterned paper does all the work.
I did a quick Facebook Live to show how I made the card. For some reason it is sideways. I apologize! I seem to be quite challenged in camera orientation.
Here is the card I made on FB and you can see the video here.
Here are the correct dimensions for the card:
Whisper White card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Garden Green mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Bumblebee small mat: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Two DIFFERENT pieces of patterned paper, layered and cut at once: 3" x 4 1/4"
Whisper white scrap for sentiment
Ribbon or 1/2" wide scrap of paper to layer under sentiment.
Here is another card I made using the same pattern using the other two papers and terra-cotta tile with early espresso. .
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Now it's time for you to go make a card! Just find two pieces of patterned paper that coordinate well together and try this layout!
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Greeting cards make a lovely gift for your friends, family, children's teachers, hairdresser or anyone else you would like to spoil! What better way to package your handmade cards than in a box you created yourself! This is a sturdy box that will hold 6 cards and envelopes with ease! I predict you will make several of these this year!
Let's get started.
After you score each piece of card stock, fold and burnish with your bone folder so you have nice crisp folds. Then for both the bottom and the lid, you will cut away a few "squares" and miter several edges so your piece looks like this:
Now put a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive on the outer most rectangle on all four sides. Rub the tape in place with your bone folder. Start with the bottom piece of the box and remove the tape. Then flip your box over (BUT DON"T SET IT DOWN AS THE ADHESIVE IS EXPOSED!) Put liquid glue on the little flap and fold it into place. Hold it and count to 10 (at least that's what my art teacher always recommended.) Glue all four flaps into place and then fold the rectangles in to the box and press to adhere them firmly.
Before you put adhesive on your box lid, flip it so it is right side up and layer on the card stock pieces and the patterned paper. Then, flip it back over so you can put Tear & Tape on the inside of each of the outer most rectangles. Again, burnish it in place with the bone folder and remove the paper backing. Now glue the little flaps in place and then tuck in each of the rectangles. Your box is now almost complete.
Add a die cut or two to the front with a stamped image or sentiment and you are ready to fill it with beautiful handmade cards. I used the second largest of the Stitched Shapes circles and a scalloped layering circle behind it. How sweet would it be if the cards inside used the same color family and coordinating patterned papers?!
I'd love to see what you create! Please share them with me HERE.
You can see all the supplies used to create this adorable box below! To purchase any just click on the pictured item and it will bring you to my online STORE.
Keep crafting and sharing your talents with others!
Isn't this a beautiful full pleated card? I love showing off the double sided papers! This card is much easier to make than it looks. Once you make it, it will become one of the folds you come back to when you need a fancy card!
To start you need a piece of patterned paper (double sided) that measures 3" x 11". With the 11" side along the top of your paper trimmer, score this piece at 1.5", 2", 3", 3.5", 4.5", 5", 6". 6.5", 7.5", 8", 9" & 9 .5. With your pencil make a mark at the very top of the 5" and 6" score lines. Then turn the paper so the 3" side is along the top and make a pencil mark at 1.5" at both the top and the bottom. See the photo below. (I have made the marks in pen and quite dark so you could see them in the photo. You will want to make them lighter.)
Now, line up the tic marks in your cutter as shown below and cut off each triangle on the bottom.
Next, you will fold the pleats into the card. Start on the far right and fold on the first fold line so that the right hand piece goes in the back. Then fold it over the next smaller section
Repeat the accordion fold on the left hand side as well. Use a small bit of adhesive to hold each pleat in place. Next, center it on a card mat that measures 5 1/4" x 4" and wrap each of the end flaps around to the back. Adhere to the mat by placing adhesive on the back of the pleats as well as on the flaps that wrapped to the back.
Stamp your sentiment to the top half of the mat. Add a punched or die cut shape on the left, if you'd like. Add a strip of the patterned paper or coordinating card stock (1/2" x 4 1/4") to the top of the pleats. You may have to trim a bit of this piece off the edges. Wrap a ribbon around it now and tie a bow. Adhere this piece to a card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") in a coordinating color.
I hope you will make this card and send it off to brighten someone's day! Enjoy!
,Summer time seems like a great time to send cards. Especially this summer when people are not doing the same amount of traveling or visiting. It's nice to let folks know that you are thinking of them. This Diamond Gatefold card packs a "WOW!" as it says hello! And, although it packs a "wow," it doesn't take all day to make it! Don't you love that it shows off both sides of the patterned paper!
To get started, you need a piece of patterned paper, also known as Designer Series Paper (DSP for short,) cut 5 1/2" x 12 inches. Make sure the pattern is facing up when you are holding the 12 inch side horizontally. See photo below.
This will be the side that shows on the outside of my card. Score this piece at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Lay your paper out so that the inside of the card is facing up. Then fold the 4" line to the center and the 2" line back to the outside of the card. Repeat for the other side by folding the 8" line to the center and the 10" score line to the outside of the card.
Now turn your paper vertically and make a "tic" mark at 2 3/4"on both short ends. (This is the halfway point.) Next, cut the paper from the 2 3/4" mark to the first score line on each end so that you have cut off a small triangle, as shown below.
Next, fold the card and burnish the folds with your bone folder. Holding the card closed, take the little triangle, flip it over, and adhere to the bottom of the outermost flap. Do this for the other side as well.
Cut a coordinating piece of card stock for the inside mat (I used soft sea foam) to 3 7/8" x 5 3/8" and adhere to the inside center panel. Using the largest stitched shape, cut out a circle, stamp your greeting and design on it, and then adhere to ONE SIDE OF THE CARD front only. I adhered it to the left side.
Add an inside sentiment, a little design to the envelope, and you will be ready to send a very fun card! See below for a list of supplies that I used but don't worry, this will work with any double sided pretty paper that you have at home!
Actually, it started as Christmas in May! I had a customer ask for some ideas to get started making Christmas cards. Here is what I designed.
These cards all use the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set for their sentiments. I love the variety in that set. I think it has just about everything you would need for your holiday cards. I also used the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper- the papers with the beautiful foil designs- as well as the Brightly Gleaming punches to make the ornaments. The last card also uses the coordinating dies- Christmas Layers.
Why not get a jump on your Christmas cards and start to think about getting started. Grab some red and green card stock and make a card today!
I'm going to go make a few Christmas cards myself! Watch for more ideas coming soon!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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