NEW PRODUCT ~ Field of Flowers in a Simple Card

NEW PRODUCT ~ Field of Flowers in a Simple Card

One of the first stamp set bundles I was drawn too, the first time I looked at our brand new annual catalog, was the Field of Flowers stamp set with the Confetti Flower Punch. They will be offered as a bundle, like I mentioned, but because they have not been released yet, I can only show you their pictures side by side.

Color Scheme

I consider this card a simple card because although there are a bunch of elements to create it the card comes together quickly.

Creating a Background/Focal Point

The first thing I did to create my background was stamp the field of flowers at the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I stamped in garden green and then I used my sponge dauber and added a bit of mossy meadow to a few of the greenery. Not all fields are the same green and I wanted to showcase that subtly.

I also took my garden green sponge and gave some greenery around the field too. I took a a pool party sponge and gave my card some sky at the same time. Very subtly so I could still stamp my sentiments.

I then punched out my poppies in poppy parade and daffodil delight and carefully attached them to my greenery using liquid glue and glue dots and a pair of craft tweezers.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment and two dragonflies (they all come in the stamp set).

My Card Layout

My card base is Pool Party, cut in the hamburger fold, measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″. I attached a piece of Whisper White to the inside, measuring 5″ x 3.75″ and left it blank for writing.

To attach the focal point, I matted it with a piece of garden green measuring just 1/8″ bigger on all sides. I then popped it up onto dimensionals.

The very last thing I did, was attach a piece of Mossy Meadow with the additional sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a terrific weekend.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

This entry was posted on May 23, 2020. 2 Comments

NEW PRODUCT ~ Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Featured Card with Daisy Lane

NEW PRODUCT ~ Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Featured Card with Daisy Lane

Well, Stampin’ Up! did it again. In the current annual catalog (the one that expires in June) they have the most beautiful green pattern designer series paper. I love it so much I bought five packs of it. I have been creating and creating. So fun! It is NO secret that green is my favorite color.

Well, guess what?

We get a new green FERN inspired paper pack in our NEW upcoming annual catalog. Woohoo! Today’s card features a bit of it, let me tell you about it.

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Pack

Greenery Embossing Folder

In this card I used the second of the two embossing folders. This one is just as gorgeous as the first one (shown in an earlier post) and they come together as a two pack.

For the sentiment I used the Daisy Lane stamp set. I paired it nicely with the fern in the set.

My card is simple.

I cut shaded spruce cardstock in the hot dog fold, measuring 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″. I attached my embossed pear pizzazz piece and my designer series paper of choice together on the front of the card.

I then attached my focal point, sentiment, and a swirly nest of gold twine from my ribbon stash.

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek at the new product, available June 3rd. I’ll have more information about these products once the catalog goes live.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

NEW PRODUCT ~ Celebrate Sunflowers in Crumb Cake

NEW PRODUCT ~ Celebrate Sunflowers in Crumb Cake

I love getting my hands on new product and this is just my very first card using the new stamp set Celebrate Sunflowers. I can’t tell you much about this stamp set except that it does come in a bundle with matching dies. The new catalog goes LIVE on June 3rd, and this will be available for purchase.

Let me tell you about my card.

I started with a piece of crumb cake card stock measuring 5″ x 3.75″ and I randomly covered it with sunflowers. I then took my daffodil delight stampin’ blend and my pumpkin pie stampin’ blend and colored the petals of my sunflowers. I did this a couple of times to get the color saturated just right.

Next, I took my white stampin’ chalk marker and went over the petals again, giving some white too them.

White Stampin’ Chalk Marker #132133
Looks like chalk, but it’s permanent. Great for writing on chalkboard paper and dark cardstock.

The end result is perfection! Exactly what I was hoping for.

My Card Layout

My card base for this card is crumb cake cardstock, cut in the hamburger fold, measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″. I inserted a piece of whisper white cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″ on the inside and left it blank for writing.

I took my focal point and mounted it to a daffodil delight card mat, measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and wrapped a piece of Whisper White thick bakers twine around the middle and tied a bow.

I also attached my sentiment from the stamp set in crumb cake off to the right side.

This stamp set is going to be a must have for any crafter. I cannot wait to play around with it and once it goes live I can tell you so much more about it.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Cutting Card Bases: Hamburger Fold vs Hot Dog Fold

Cutting Card Bases: Hamburger Fold vs Hot Dog Fold

What is what when it comes to the hamburger fold versus the hot dog fold? I use these terms all the time, when cutting card bases, and when I am teaching new customers I go over it in class. I thought I would just take a second and go over it here too.

Both ‘hamburger fold’ and ‘hot dog fold’ are terms taught to children in preschool and early education because it allows the child to have a visual of which direction their paper should be turned when doing the arts and crafts their teacher is showing them.

They are such simple terms to understand once you get it and so I use it all the time in crafting.

The Hamburger Fold

The hamburger fold is when you take your paper long and short and cut it down the middle. (or fold it) Once the paper is cut in half it is scored at the 4.25″ score line.

Here it is with cardstock:

The Hot Dog Fold

The hot dog fold is simply the opposite. You hold your paper at the short and cut it down the middle at 4.25″. Then, when you score it you are scoring it at 5.5″.

Here is the hot dog fold on cardstock:

I also did a short video to help with those who need actual visuals. I am one of those people!! Enjoy.

Okay, so now let’s see some examples.

First up, examples of the Hamburger Fold.

Here are some examples of the Hot Dog Fold:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this has been helpful and informative. Please reach out with questions.

xoxo,

Paper Piecing Background with Good Morning Magnolia

Paper Piecing Background with Good Morning Magnolia

I am so over the moon, happy, that Good Morning Magnolia will be returning in our new annual catalog, in June! Woohoo!!

I made this card using paper scraps. I am SO into this right now!! Let me show you my card and tell you all about it.

I hate to say it but the pictures DO not do this card justice. Ahhh! It is so stunning in person.

Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set #149298

The 10 piece, Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, is a versatile floral stamp set featuring a gorgeous magnolia for your wow projects!

Stampin’ Up!’s cling stamps
* Are premium rubber stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your cling stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Color Palette

I think Pretty Peacock is one of my new favorite colors of all time. I love how deep and rich it is and I am so glad it is around for another year. The color combination is delicious!

My Card Layout

I started by creating my paper piecing background! I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 5″ x 3.75″ and started mounting my 1/2″ strips of cardstock at an angle until I created the look I wanted. It only took minutes because I used up scraps from cutting down all my cardstock.

I then heat embossed in white, the huge magnolia flower. This is what MAKES this card so stunning. I absolutely love the look of it.

I then mounted my focal point to a crumb cake card base, cut in the hamburger fold at 5.5″ x 8.5″, and scored down the middle at 4.25″; with dimensionals. My sentiment was kind of an after thought, because I needed something but I didn’t want to distract from the card.

For the inside, I left it blank but I mounted Rich Razzleberry measuring at 4″ x 5.25″ and Whisper White measuring 5″ x 3.75″ together.

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know how much you love this card and this technique and especially let me know if you give it a try. But, warning, you might get addicted like me!!

See you soon,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Swirly Framed Field of Poppies Card in Petal Pink

Swirly Framed Field of Poppies Card in Petal Pink

One of the reasons I fell in love with the Painted Poppies stamp set was the field of poppies that

PAINTED POPPIES CLING STAMP SET #151599


The 9 piece Painted Poppies Stamp Set is inspired by a field of poppies and features beautiful line-art images you can fill in with your choice of coloring techniques.

Swirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp Set #146519

Frames are essential, not only for windows. Frames frame what’s important.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Color Scheme

I love how soft this card it. It lends to the peacefulness of the field of flowers.

My Card Layout

I started with a petal pink card base cut in the hamburger fold, measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″. I stamped the random smudge pattern, from the same stamp set, all over with petal pink ink.

For my focal point I used whisper white cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I stamp the field of poppies and colored them in with blends, I then framed it with the rectangle swirly frame. I then mounted it to another piece of petal pink just 1/8″ bigger on all sides.

I finished off the card with some ribbon from my ribbon stash.

Thanks for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing you again soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Rainbow Inspired Free As A Bird ~ Best Friend Card

Rainbow Inspired Free As A Bird ~ Best Friend Card

Oh, I love, love, love a rainbow card. I see them all the time on social media and I think I save each and every one for inspiration.

Today’s card is simple and beautiful with all the rainbow colors. But, I did something silly and unintentional when I stamped the card. Do you see it?

I stamped the card with the purple on the left not on the right. I actually think it looks amazing, but we all know a rainbow goes: (L to R) red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Ooops!

Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set #149468

Ooooh, the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! This 12 piece stamp should be sent to all your friends because they deserve it.

Stampin’ Up!’s cling stamps

  • Are premium rubber stamps.
  • Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
  • Are precut so you don’t have to trim.
  • Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
  • Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your cling stamps (blocks sold separately).
  • Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Color Palette

The basic black border and sentiment really draw this card together. I love how stunning and clean it looks.

I literally glued by paper strips together, stamped in memento black ink and went with it.

My card base is thick whisper white, cut in the hot dog fold at 5.5″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I used versa mark on the sentiment and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. What a touch!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you again soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

This entry was posted on May 17, 2020. 2 Comments