Fun Folds for Cardz 4 Galz # 170!

Welcome to the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge, #170!  I’m hosting this challenge, and I chose fun folds for the theme.  I am always looking for new fun folds to try, and I’d love to see your fun folds in the gallery!  I hope this post, and the posts from the other design team members, inspires you to play along with us!  

Once again, I turned to JanB’s YouTube videos for my inspiration.  I have a colleague who hasn’t purchased a store-bought card in the 3+ years he’s been at the school, and I needed an Easter card for him to give his parents.  While this may look complicated, it really isn’t, and we will keep that our secret. 

I followed right along with JanB’s video and here’s my fun fold card:

If you click on the link for Jan B’s video, you will see that I used Hand-Penned Petals DSP, just as she did.  I used all the same measurements that are given in the video.  I even put a scalloped circle on the back of the inside of the card, just like JanB.

One Difference:

The only layout difference is that I added a layer under the focal image on the front, as seen below:

 

If anything was “tricky” about this card, it was this part.  

Here’s how I did it:

  • First, I stamped two images on pieces of scrap white cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the flowers and leaves on one image only. In order to coordinate with the DSP, I used Highland Heather and Mint Macaron stamp pads.
  • Then, I cropped the image using the coordinating die set.
  • Thankfully, I have plenty of removable tape, and used that to align the colored image with the uncolored image. This allowed me to crop both the images at once using a layering circle die.
  • After that, all I needed to do was put dimensionals under the colored image and adhere the two pieces.

After I Finished this Post:

Right before I was ready to schedule this post, I thought I needed to add some bling to this card.  So, I grabbed the coordinating genial gems and added one to the center of each of the flowers in the pull-out part of the card.  Here’s pictures of my new and, hopefully, improved card:

 

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you will play along with this fun fold challenge!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Hand-Penned Spring Flowers for Cardz 4 Galz #169 and the As You See It #270 Challenge.

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz #169 challenge!  For this challenge, Caz chose the theme of Spring Flowers for Mother’s Day in the UK.  Mother’s Day in the U.S. isn’t until the third Sunday in May, so I went with spring flowers for Easter.  I have used so much of the Hand-Penned DSP and bundle lately, so I am adding another one to the collection.  

Here’s my spring flowers card:

 

I’ve had this DSP (designer series paper) for almost a year, and I’m just now really enjoying using it very often. Since Misty Moonlight is retiring with the new 2022-2023 catalog, this paper will be retiring as well.

Here’s the As You See It challenge banner:

Measurements:

  • I started with a Misty Moonlight base. I really, really love this color and am going to be so sad to see it go! The base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP background measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I cropped the Pale Papaya In-Color DSP mat on under the focal image using a die from the scalloped contours die set.
  • The white cardstock on the inside of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • That’s it for the measurements. It really is a quick, but beautiful card since the DSP and stamp set do all the work.

What I Did:

  • Next, I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Hand-Penned Flowers image on white cardstock. I could’ve used the coordinating stamps from the stamp set to color in the flowers and leaves, but I chose to use the Pale Payapa and Misty Moonlight blends to color them. Thankfully, this bundle comes with a coordinating die for the floral images so I didn’t have to fussy cut it.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink and cropped the sentiment using one of the stitched rectangle dies.
  • I wrapped a piece of the Pale Papaya ribbon around the DSP and tied it in a bow.
  • I decided that the Pale Papaya mat needed some sort of definition to it, so I used the blunt end of my Stamping Write marker to outline the stitches in the ditch. Then I adhered the mat using multipurpose liquid glue directly to the DSP and over the ribbon.
  • The floral focal image is popped up on dimensionals, as is the sentiment panel.
  • For the inside white cardstock panel, I stamped a sentiment. I also stamped a part of the same floral image. After I stamped part of the same image in the bottom corner of the envelope. I did use the coordinating flower stamps on both of these images.
  • Finally, I added three of the Misty Moonlight In Color enamel dots to the corners of the stitching in the Pale Papaya mat.
  • After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap and making an envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Sue

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Zoo or Safari Animals for Cardz 4 Galz # 168

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge!  Dawn S. chose the theme of safari or zoo animals for challenge # 168.  When you are done here, I hope you will visit the challenge blog to see what all the other design team members created.  So many beautiful and fun cards await your visit.  

When I started looking for zoo and/or safari animals in my Stampin’ Up! stamp set collection, I found that I just might have to get myself some new stamp sets to go with this theme.

Here’s my card, which mixes old with new:

 

I’ve always loved this rhino from the retired Animal Outing stamp set. I paired it with a DSP (designer series paper) pattern from the Artfully Composed pack, from the current January – June mini catalog. I’ve almost used the whole pack and will have to order another pack very soon. As a matter of fact, I could order an animal stamp set with the DSP pack. Perfect!

Measurements and Such:

This card came together very quickly.  

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to form a tent card.
  • I didn’t try to measure and match up the DSP with the embossed cardstock.  Therefore, the DSP measures 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Next, I embossed a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock using the bark 3D embossing folder.  After I embossed the cardstock, I trimmed it to 5-3/8 inches by 1-3/4 inches.  
  • HINT:  Since this is a 3D embossing folder, meaning you will get a deep emboss, it is much easier to emboss first then trim.  If you trim first, the cardstock will shrink up and you will be left with a too short embossed piece of cardstock.

Stamping, Coloring, Adhering, Oh My!

  • I stamped the rhino and bird in Momento tuxedo black ink, which enabled me to color it in using the Smoky Slate blends combo.
  • Then, I used the Just Jade and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write markers to color in the bird.  The markers won’t bleed so for this little guy, I went with the markers.
  • Next, I outlined the rhino using a Basic Black marker.
  • The last thing I did for the rhino was to color in some “grass” using the light Old Olive blend.  
  • Using a scalloped contour die, I cropped out my focal image.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Just Jade then used a stitched rectangle die to crop it out.  I used the Mango Melody marker to outline the sentiment block, which pulled in the Mango Melody in the DSP.
  • After wrapping a piece of Just Jade ribbon around the DSP/cardstock layer, I adhered it to the base using multipurpose liquid glue.  I popped the rhino panel and sentiment block up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I adhered the 4 inch by 5-1/4 inch white cardstock to the inside of the card, trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap, and made the envelope seal.  With that, this coordinated card set was complete.

 

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Something With Wings for Cardz 4 Galz #167

Welcome to C4Galz #167. For this challenge, Lynda chose “something with wings”, which has a huge variety of options. When you are finished here, I hope you pop over to the Cardz 4 Galz site to check out the design team members’ inspirational cards.

I saw a card by Jean Heavrin posted on a Facebook group and she knows I CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) her card. I changed a couple of things, and came up with this “something with wings” ladybug card:

Black, white, and red has been one of my very favorite combinations since way back when I was in 5th grade. I am thrilled with the way this card turned out!

Here’s the inspiration card posted by Jean:

Measurements and Such:

  • The Real Red card base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Buffalo check DSP, from the host DSP (designer series paper) 48 sheet pack Party Pattern, measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the checked DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Next, I cropped the Read Red and Basic White cardstock pieces using the scalloped contours die set. I placed them on an angle in the corner and then trimmed where I needed.
  • The Hello Ladybug stamp set is just plain adorable. The ladybug punch makes assembling these little pieces of cuteness a snap. I stamped both bodies using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then I stamped the wings in Real Red, and used the coordinating dot stamp in black. Easy.
  • HINT: I found it was easier to cut the stamped white cardstock body and wings apart before trying to punch them out.
  • Both ladybugs are popped up on dimensionals. Everything else is attached using multipurpose glue.
  • I stamped the greeting, also from the Hello Ladybug stamp set. Then, I added two red dots in the lower scalloped corners.
  • As per my usual, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Then, I stamped birthday greetings from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set for the inside panel. Next, I stamped a different ladybug from the stamp set on the lower corner.
  • Finally, I stamped black dots on a piece of Real Red cardstock and punched out a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

As I was setting the publishing time for this post, I realized that today is Thursday. We had Monday off from work, so I’ve been running a day behind all week. Here I thought I was on time. I was wrong. My apologies.

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Use Kraft for Cardz 4 Galz # 166

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge # 166. For this challenge, Billie picked the theme of using Kraft color or paper. When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge page to see all the inspiration projects from the design team members.

Sadly, I needed another sympathy card so I paired Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen cardstock with the New Horizons DSP.

Here’s my card:

This New Horizons 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) contains stunning watercolor landscapes. The DSP can be found in the current mini-catalog.

Here’s a close-up look at the papers in this pack:

Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this DSP!

Measurements and Putting It Together:

  • The Crumb Cake base, which is my nod to using a Kraft color measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4.
  • The Evening Evergreen mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, the DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I really didn’t want to cover any of this gorgeous DSP, so I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment on the front directly on the DSP. First, I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen. Then I used my embossing buddy to clean the DSP to prep it for the embossing powder. Next, after cleaning the stamp, I stamped it twice using my VersaMark ink pad. I covered the VersaMark with clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
  • Then, I stamped the inside sentiment, again using Evening Evergreen.
  • Finally, I punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP and ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

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Sue

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Make It Sparkle for Cardz 4 Galz #165!

Welcome to another Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge.  Dawn chose the theme Make It Sparkle for #165.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog to see all the sparkle and bling from the design team.

Here’s my sparkle card:

 

Today is my mom’s birthday, and this is the double-z card I made for her.  There’s sparkle in the DSP (designer series paper), the gold faceted gems, and the sparkle in the Pale Papaya vellum.  

 

Measurements:

 

  • The Polished Pink base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. The first score is at 4-1/4 inches. The second score is at 6-3/8 inches.
  • I used this gorgeous Artistically Inked DSP (designer series paper) matted on black for the inside and front of the card. The black cardstock on the front measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches. The black cardstock for the front measures 2-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the DSP. The inside panel pattern just consists of the pink, white, and gold. I used this pattern so I could stamp the birthday sentiment without covering the beautiful pattern. It measures 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches. The floral DSP pattern for the front measures 2 inches by 5-1/4 inches. At this point, I also trimmed a piece of the floral DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The inside fold part of the front has a simple black mat and white cardstock so I could write my note on the card. These measurements are the same as the outside front measurements.
  • I used Basic Black cardstock for the z-fold part. The length measurements and score lines are the same as the card base folds. While I used a 1-1/2 inch width, this part of the card can be a width that works for your purposes.
  • I felt that the sparkle Pale Papaya vellum needed some sort of texture. Therefore, I used the blotchy stamp from the Artistically Inked stamped set and Pale Papaya ink on white cardstock.
  • After adhering the vellum to the white cardstock, I trimmed three pieces. The front piece measures 1-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches. Each of the smaller inside pieces measure 1-3/8 inches by 2-1/8 inches. Then, I adhered the cardstock/vellum to the black cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue. Finally, I tied a length of Polished Pink ribbon around the longer piece before adhering it to the black cardstock.

Putting the Card Together:

  • The most important thing to remember when making a double z-fold card is to get the folded panel on the card correctly. Logic says to put the long part of the panel on the inside of the card. Logic doesn’t work in this case. The short end gets lined up with the outside edge of the inside part of the card. The end of the longer piece gets attached on the outside edge of the front of the card. I use tear-and-tape so I can make sure that that panel will not come off the card.
  • After wiping down the inside panel of the DSP using my embossing buddy, I stamped Happy Birthday using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then, I quickly covered the sentiment in clear embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I should say that I didn’t adhere the inside panel to the card until after I heat-set it just in case I messed it up.
  • I used three large gold faceted gems on the front of the card. Two gems were placed on each of the centers of the flowers. I placed the third gem on the lower, right-hand corner of the outside z-fold piece.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1-inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal. After running the seal through the XYRON create-a-sticker, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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