I am one of those folks with good intentions that don't always come to fruition! I'm so happy that I managed to finish up these treat bags in time for Halloween this evening! But, don't just think Halloween! These bags are great for birthday party favors- or any party- Thanksgiving, Christmas or Valentine's Day, too! The best part is that the Celebration Tidings stamp set can help you with all of those holidays! You don't want to miss it!
Don't be scared! These were so quick and easy! Especially using my Stamparatus to make them "batch" or assembly line style. I cut my white card stock to 1 3/4" x 3" and stamped the Happy Haunting in Pumpkin Pie ink. The spider web/scroll and the spider were both stamped at the same time in Basic Gray. The stamps are both from the Celebration Tidings stamp set. I adhered them to a piece of Plaid Tidings paper. I selected those that had a Halloween feel and cut them 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".
I put three fun size candy bars in a gusseted cellophane bag and folded over the top. I stapled this closed and then adhered the label. Using a paper punch, I punched two holes and threaded the Glittered Organdy ribbon through the holes and tied it off! Easy peasy and it was done!
Now, I hope I get a few trick or treaters! If not, I'll deliver a few to each of our neighbors tomorrow!
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I don't think that this layout has a name but since it uses triangles and it makes 2 cards with 1 set of squares, I decided to name it the Triangle 2-for-1 card! It is really quick and easy to make and there are so many little variations you can do! This card uses Flowers for Every Season and Misty Moonlight ink and card stock. ( I was inspired by a card made by Lyssa Zwolanek.)
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Here's what you need to get started:
Two 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card bases, scored at 4 1/4"
One 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of pretty patterened paper (DSP)
One 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of accent color cards stock
One 3" x 3" square of the same color card stock
Sentiment, bling, ribbon, dimensionals, inks and stamps. Optional, die cut for sentiment.
The first step is to cut each of your squares into 2 triangles as shown in the pictures below.
Next, adhere the patterned paper to the large triangle leaving a small border of card stock at the point and along two sides. (The patterned paper will hangover the straight side of the triangle.) Then adhere that triangle to the card base, carefully lining up the patterned paper with the fold. The tip of the triangle will hang over the card base at the top and the bottom. Just snip them off with your scissors. (The photos below show the back side of each step with the "overhang.")
Now, adhere the small triangle to the front as shown. Stamp a sentiment and, if desired, stamp a small pattern in the other "white space." Lastly, add a bow and bling!
This card used Snowflake Splendor papers, Pacific Point card stock, mint macaron ribbon while the background stamp and sentiment came from Forever Fern stamp set using Balmy Blue ink.
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I hope you will give this card a try! It is quick, easy and so versatile. I really think you'll love it.
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One of the pleasures of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrators is meeting so many wonderful people. It's definitely one of the many perks to this business. Every time a customer orders from me, I believe in sending a "thank you" card. Of course, I also try to make them different and unique each month. For the month of October, I will be making the card you see on the left. I absolutely love the Stitched Triangles dies as well as the Peony Garden Designer Series Papers. I love the way this layout shows off so many different patterned papers. Get your paper trimmer and your papers ready and let's make this card!
1. Cut a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
2.Cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock at 4" x 5 1/4". You will glue your triangles to this piece.
3. Using the third largest equilateral (all sides are the same size) triangle, cut out three triangles of three different papers from the Peony Garden collection. I used the Basic Gray large floral pattern, the Petal Pink large flowers, and a very subtle design in Petal Pink. (You will actually have one extra triangle.)
4. Cut out three triangles from a piece of Petal Pink card stock. After cutting out these triangles, run them through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine using the Seabed 3D embossing folder.
5. Cut one triangle from Silver Foil paper.
6. WITHOUT using adhesive and starting at the top of the Smoky Slate piece of card stock, arrange your triangles so you have one of each pattern. Then in the next row, add the Silver Foil triangle and three other triangles. Continue alternating the triangles in the bottom row. Some of your triangles will hang off this mat. That is okay. When you are satisfied with the arrangement of triangles, adhere them to the mat. Then turn the mat over and trim the triangles even with the mat edges using paper snips or your trimmer.
7. Wrap a 7" piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon around the left side of the mat, adhering each end to the back. Then tie a bow around that ribbon and trim the ends.
8. Stamp the "thank you" from the Timeless Tropical stamp set with Smoky Slate ink and cut it out with the smallest scalloped die from the Layering Oval dies. Pop this up on the front with a couple of dimensionals. Then add three rhinestones to the front as shown.
9. Viola! You have created a beautiful thank you card that is sure to make your recipient feel special.
During the month of October 2020, the Peony Garden DSP is on sale as part of the Designer Series Paper sale. Be sure to check it out and save on these (and other) beautiful papers.
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As the holiday season approaches it seems like the perfect time to play with a new fun fold. I think this Pyramid Fold will be a favorite of all the young people in your life! I think the littles will like that it stands up. I KNOW it will also be a favorite of yours because it is quick and easy to make. I love using the Forever Greenery DSP. It's colors are so rich. The base and ink are Pretty Peacock and the dies are from the Forever Fern bundle.
Here's what you need to get started:
Three 4" x 4" pieces of card stock. This is the base of the card. Scored on the diagonal.
Two 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" pieces of patterned paper, cut on the diagonal into triangles.
One 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of the same or coordinating patterned paper, cut on diagonal
One Whisper White or Very Vanilla 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece, cut on diagonal.
Die cuts, sentiment stamps, and inks and bling
Here's a picture of what you will have when your ready!
All three squares are going to be placed "peak" side up. The score lines on the left and the right piece will both point inward and meet at the top of the score line of the middle piece. (The middle piece is positioned in the "diamond" orientation.)
1. After you have scored your squares of card stock, burnish them with your bone folder. Starting with a square in your left hand place it on top of the "diamond" shape with the score line running up and down. (Photo on the left.) Make a small pencil mark on the bottom square and then put glue on the left side of the "diamond" and glue the square to it.
2. As shown on the right, lift this piece up and onto the third square. Line it up with the score line, mark the area to be glued, and put it in place. .
3. Your base should look like the picture on the left. Now glue the patterned paper triangles onto the card as shown on the right.. Glue two white triangles to the center triangles in the inside. You may want to stamp a sentiment on one first!
4. Fold your card into the Pyramid shape and attach a pair of velcro dots to the inside of one of the triangles. Do this by removing the backing on one dot while the other half of the pair is attached. Put this dot where you want it. Then remove the protective layer from the top, close the card and press on the dot area. Let this "rest" for a few minutes. It should then open easily. See photo below.
5. Now you are ready to decorate the front of your card however you'd like. A few die cuts and a sentiment cut or punched out make a great statement. Here's one I made for Halloween for my grandson using the Plaid Tidings papers and die cuts from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit.
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Have you tried this W-Fold card? This was a first for me and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it came together. There is a fair amount of cutting but the assembly was quick and trouble free!
You can use the following "recipe" to get yourself started. I did not include cutting sizes for the Snowman and rectangle on the front because there are just so many possibilities of what you can put there. Don't limit yourself to that shape and style. I used a Stitched Nested die in that spot on one card and Brightly Gleaming Ornaments on another. (Photos are at the end.)
Card stock color #1:
-card base: 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2”
-strip for inside: 1 3/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4"
-mat under greeting on front: 1 1/8" x 5 1/8"
White or Very Vanilla Card Stock:
-greeting 1" x 5 1/8"
-Inside for sentiment/stamped image 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" -- cut 2
Card Stock Color #2
-mat for front of card (under DSP) 5 1/4" x 4
-rectangular "mats" for inside 2" x 2 3/4" - CUT 4
(or can be a different color than front mat)
DSP/Patterned Paper- Can be all the same or different
Front of card 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Inside Mats (behind strip)- 5 1/4" x 4" - cut 2
Little rectangles to go on strip 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" -cut 2
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To assemble card:
1. Adhere your DSP for the piece of whisper white or very vanilla. Then adhere that to the front of your card base.
2. Next stamp your greeting on the Whisper white/very vanilla strip and adhere that to the card stock strip that is slightly bigger. Adhere that to the front of the card. (I adhered it about 1/3 of the way to the top.)
3. Adhere your DSP/patterened papers to the inside of the card base.
4. Now SCORE your strip of cardstock that is 1 3/4" x 11". You will score it at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8 1/4". Once it's scored, fold it in half and then fold each end back (towards the outside) over the middle so it is folded like a "W". See the photo on the left.
5. Next put adhesive on the back of the two outermost sections. These will get adhered to the inside of the card. Line the edges of the folded strip up with the edges of the patterned paper while keeping both center folds lined up. See photo on the right.
6. Now mat two small rectangles of DSP/patterned paper to the small rectangles cut out of card stock color 2. Stamp one design and one sentiment on the two small rectangles of whisper white/very vanilla (or die cuts and a sentiment.) Then mat these on the remaining 2 rectangles of card stock color 2.
7. These get adhered to the strip in whatever order pleases you.
8. Now you can punch, die cut, or stamp a little something to add to the front of your card. IF you'd like, you can put them on a circle or rectangle. Be bold and try something different!
Here are two other cards I made with this design:
This is a list of the products that I used to make these cards:
1. Pacific Point card stock
2. Highland Heather card stock
3. Whisper white card stock
4. Night of Navy card stock
5. Very Vanilla card stock
6. Copper foil paper
7. Snowflake Splendor DSP (on sale in October 2020)
8. Snowman Season stamp set
9. Snowman Builder Punch
10. Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle
11. Highland Heather ink
12 Mossy Meadow ink
13. Night of Navy ink
I hope that this has inspired you to try this W Fold card! I think you will love it!
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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