Water Colored Bella and Friends in a Fun Fold Card

Water Colored Bella and Friends in a Fun Fold Card

Closed up Bella card

Bella and Friends are returning today in this adorable fun-fold card.

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It’s so cute!!!

Opening up the bella fun fold card

The recipe for making this card is simple!

We start with a half sheet of cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored down the middle at 4-1/4″. What is typically known as an A2 card. Next take an additional piece of matching cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and scored down the side at 1/2″. Next, adhered the extra piece to the back of the original card by placing Fast Fuse or a strong glue on the scored 1/2″.

Slightly opened card bella

I then set the card aside so I could work on Bella. I used water colored Bella with some water color paper and my aqua painters. I chose Soft Suede for her body, Flirty Flamingo for her heart and blushing Bride for her collar and cheeks. I placed some Pool Party down below her to “ground her”.

I colored her first and then I die cut her out with a layering circle framelit.

Water colored Bella

Back to working on the card itself, I decided to use the Oh So Eclectic designer series paper….you are starting to see how much I love it. I mixed in a few coordinated pieces of Fresh Fig, Pool Party, and Peekaboo Peach.

I used the same layering circle framelits and made a peek-a-boo hole in the front of the card and framed it with a frame in Pool Party. I used flags and banners to decorate my Bella in this card and Pool Party solid baker’s twine for an added embellishment.

Bella on the card

For the inside I decorate with another strip piece of DSP and another Bella and Friend image.

Completely opened bella card

I know you are dying to try and make this cute card yourself and I welcome you to it!! It allows for a little surprise if you sneak it in and I can see it make with all kinds of stamping ideas. Hot air balloons are quick to come to mind.

Thanks for stopping by today! I know I’ve said it before but this Bella and Friends stamp set it simply adorable and totally worth adding to your collection. I know someday I will actually let my daughter use it for her arts and crafts. Ha!

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Wood Crated Little Piggies ~ 3×3 Card Gift

Wood Crated Little Piggies ~ 3×3 Card Gift

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It’s been a long while since I have shown you a 3D project. I have not done this on purpose, in fact I didn’t realize I had done it. I was just so busy creating and sending out cards. ♥

At Onstage, back in April, we made this adorable wood crate using our new Wood Crate Framelits and new DSP (designer series paper), Wood Textures. We also made some 3 x 3 cards but mine didn’t turn out real well, and so I thought I would bust out my new This Little Piggy stamp set, and give it a go, remaking the cards.

I admit my little piggies are very cute as 3 x 3 cards, but I am not completely happy with my water color penciling and my color blending. But, I guess I have something to work on. I first stamped them in Flirty Flamingo and then filled them in with Blushing Bride.

Piggies and crate

I do like that they are dirty little piggies and simple. I used scrap pieces of the wood textures paper on the bottom of each card and I tied a linen thread around them for embellishment.

Last but not least, I used one of our gusseted bags to finish the gift off. I know a few farm friends who will love these little piggies as much as I.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you loved the cards and wood crate. I know I will be playing with both again in the future!

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Whisper White and Basic Black Stained Glass Using Rose Garden Thinlits

Whisper White and Basic Black Stained Glass Using Rose Garden Thinlits

Flat black Stain Glassed Rose Wonder

My card today is a masterpiece and I love, love, love it!!! I saw this done by another demonstrator a long time ago and I filed it away for a rainy day, but once I had created it, I just fell in-love with it and just had to share.

My card’s number one focus is the large rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits. I first created a whisper white rose and then a basic black rose, using the precision base plate and my big shot.

Rose Garden Thinlits

I wanted to stain glass my roses. I also wanted to play around with blues. This technique takes time and patience.

White Stained Glass flat front view

 

Here is the color pallet I chose:

Stain Glass Roses with Rose Garden Thinlits

Recipe for Card:

The key factor is to decide what colors you want to use. Once you have done this it is just piecing your rose together like a puzzle.

Run through the big shot each color of rose you want. For me it was the blues of Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo. Because I chose to work in a backwards; my basic black being the reverse of my whisper white, I was able to only do this step once.

Upright Upclose Rose Wonder Stain Glass black

 

One by one piece together. I used Fast Fuse on the back of my rose and mounted it to a scrap piece of paper. The Fast Fuse works hard enough that I didn’t have to. Once my rose my completed I just trimmed it out of the scrap paper and adhered it to my card base.

Stunning! Aren’t they?

Upright Upclose White Rose Wonder Stain Glass

I hope you’ve loved these two cards as much as I have! Give the stain glass technique a try! I can’t wait to do it again.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you next week.

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Introducing the Birthday Memories Suite with Sample Card

Introducing the Birthday Memories Suite with Sample Card

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Another favorite in our new catalog is the Birthday Memories Suite. It makes me kind of nostalgic, thinking of the nursery rhymes of my youth. This stamp set and suite of products is simply adorable!!!

Check out the whole suite here!

The stamp set, Birthday Delivery, is perfect for any young birthday or young at heart!

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The designer series papers, Birthday Memories, are dynamite, for any scrapbooker or card maker!

cropped birthday deisgner paper

I made a sample card to show off a couple cuties from this set. First, the DSP (designer series paper) was designed to be cut out with the framelits from the bundle. How cool is that? So in my card I used a couple images from the one sheet of DSP to show off how easy it was.

Birthday Memories Sample

I stamped the ‘Hip, Hip Hooray!’ from the stamp set, right into the middle of the flag. I used a scrap piece of Pacific Point to stamp sentiment. The birthday gifts I stamped directly onto the cardstock in matching Crumb Cake.

Side View Sample of Birthday Memories

It is a simple sample card, but, perfect to show off the versatility of this suite. I hope you like it as much as I do?!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I look forward to seeing you soon,

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Just Add Text Water Color ~ You Are so Beautiful with Berry Burst

Just Add Text Water Color ~ You Are so Beautiful with Berry Burst

Beautiful You Front View

I knew right away that this new stamp set, Just Add Text, was one I could use over and over again. The sentiments are beautifully scripted and each one a little different.

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90% of all my cards are A2 in size, measuring 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ when folded down the middle. For this particular card, I wanted to go long and bold. I wanted the sentiment to be front and center and a little delicate. I also wanted to water color the background. I decided this card would be: 7″ long x 2-3/4″ wide when folded in half.

I started with water color paper measuring: 2 x 5-1/2″ and a water color wash. I just stroked ink with my aqua painter, at a diagonal,  where ever I wanted it.  I could go back and add more color or take a little away, cleaning my brush each time, I was in charge with full creative license.

After the water color dried I stamped my sentiment in Archival Black and let it dry for a minute or two. Then I water colored the flowers and the leaves. It’s important to let the background dry, and let the black ink dry for the best results.

 

Here is my color pallet:

Just Add Text Water Color - You Are Beautiful to Me

Next, I mounted my water color background to a mat piece of Sweet Sugarplum measuring: 2-6/8″ x 6-1/2″. My card also needed some embellishments. I decided on several of the tiny flower from the Every day Jar Framelits. I did three in Pool Party and two in Fresh Fig and of course I added basic rhinestones to their tops. I then chose a simple wrap of our new Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine.

Side View of Beautiful You

I then mounted everything with dimensionals to the Berry Burst cardstock. I left the inside plain for lots of note writing!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this beautiful card. I can’t wait to make a custom envelope to match and send it to someone special!!

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Happy Birthday, Dad! Explosion Pop-Up Box

Happy Birthday, Dad! Explosion Pop-Up Box

Completed Explosion Box

My dad’s birthday isn’t until the end of August, but a few weeks ago I was dying to finally try my hand at an easy explosion pop-up box and I needed a theme.

I started with the Naturally Eclectic DSP and chose a few prints featuring Emerald Green and Night of Navy.

Naturally Ecletic Meme

I knew I wanted to use the Large Letter Framelits for the word ‘dad’ and so I went ahead and precut out those letters. I also knew it was going to be a birthday theme so I used Stamp Set Big On Birthdays for some of the word sentiments. I stamped the phrases I wanted onto Whisper White scraps and cut them out with various sizes of the ovals from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and set them aside as well. My ink choices were: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Night of Navy.

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When making a fun project such as this, getting all the pieces together first, before assembly is always helpful! It makes creating your project super fun and very easy. After all, easy is really what I was going for.

Recipe for Assembly:

  • Start with a half sheet of cardstock of your choice. (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″)
  • Score on the long side at: 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
  • Turn the cardstock sideways and on the short side score at 2-3/4″
  • You will need 2 insert pieces. The insert pieces are 2-3/4″ x 3″ and you’ll score them at 1/2″ and 2-1/2″.

Extras:

  • I also used a few strips of Window Sheets to attach my goodies.
  • I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to create three birthday balloons out of DSP
  • Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine for my balloon tails
  • Tear-n-Tape to attach items
  • Glue Dots and Fast Fuse

 

Assembly is quite easy!

First, you cut out the skinniest side of your box to create a tab and burnish three of your score lines. Cut up the sides and create your box. VERY IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE ~ leave one of the sides unburnished to create the back of your box. This allows for a fun message to be written for the recipient.

Back of Explosion Box

Next, you take your insert pieces and burnish the score lines. Glue only on both skinny sides and attach to the inside of the box to attach your window sheets.

side view of explosion box

Can you see how the inserts hold the window sheets? Continue decorating your box until you are finished. The key is to make sure all your decorations are within the box when closed. That way it folds and slides into the envelope.

Flat Fold Explosion Box

I think this warrants a video in the future! Stay tuned for that and thank you for stopping by today! I’m so glad you did. Remember, I love hearing from you. You can comment below!!

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Sweet Sugarplum Bella and Friends Note Cards

Sweet Sugarplum Bella and Friends Note Cards

Adorable Bella FB post pic

I posted these cuties on my Facebook page over a week ago and I have gotten a lot of love for them. How can you deny these adorable little ‘Bellas’? The stamp set it is called Bella and Friends.

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It was created by one of our million dollar demonstrators. Stampin’ Up! recognizes our demonstrators in lots of different ways but once you have received a million dollar in sales they let you create a stamp set in your honor. Pretty cool right?

I fell in love with these ‘Bellas’ right away but didn’t buy the stamp set until my daughter, who is six, insisted I buy it for her. I have been loving this set and I have yet to let her use it.  Ha!

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My number one goal in these note cards was to water color.

I stamped in Archival Black ink directly onto the water color paper and used my aqua painter and ink colors of my choice to water color each one. I am really happy with the results and because I took my time, they turned out amazing. I mounted the water color paper directly onto a Smokey Slate mat and then everything onto the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.

Bella one

 

Each of the four cards are slightly different except for Bella. She was colored Smokey Slate in each note card.  The note card measures 3-1/2″ x 5″. They are mounted with a plain Whisper White inside for plenty of note writing. The only accent I used was so Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from our past Occasions Catalog. (I am sorry that is now retired.) Any ribbon accent would work well for a card like this.

bella two

I hope you love these sweet little cards as much as I do. Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions. I love to hear from my customers and followers.

bella four

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