Another Halloween Fun Fold for Cardz 4 Galz #184

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz two-week challenge #184.  Our host for this challenge, Pamela, chose Halloween and/or a color challenge using orange, purple, and/or black for the theme.  I’ve already shared some Halloween posts, and you can see those cards here and here.  When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge site to see the cards from the rest of the design team members.  The Halloween cards are cute, and the color challenge cards are gorgeous.  I’d love to see your creations in our gallery for challenge #184!

This isn’t the first time I’ve created a card with this fun fold from Connie Stewart. ( I embedded her video for this fun fold below.)  The first card linked above is the same fold.  I made that card and coordinating book mark for my 7 year old great-niece.  I haven’t decided if this card needs to go to my (almost) 5 year old great niece, or my Halloween loving daughter.  This fold looks complicated.  However, if you can trim and score your paper, you can definitely make this fun fold!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Here’s my card:

 

 

Measurements:

Not only does Connie Stewart give you very clear directions for trimming and scoring, she also includes clear instructions for making the whole card!

  • The very back base of Gorgeous Grape cardstock measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches.
  • I used Smoky Slate for the folded base of the card. I trimmed it to 5-1/4 by 11 inches. Then, I scored it at 1-3/4 and 3-1/2 inches from either long end.
  • Next, I trimmed 3 black pieces of cardstock trimmed to 1-3/4 by 4 inches. These pieces line up on the front of the card.
  • I used Old Olive and black DSP (designer series paper) from last Halloween, Each of the two pieces measures 1-5/8 by 3-3/4 inches.
  • I added DSP to the inside folded panels. The stars and dots DSP pieces measure 1-5/8 by 4 inches and I needed two of them.
  • I used this same DSP for the envelope flap, and it measures 6 by 2-1/2 inches. At the same time, I punched a 1 inch circle of the Old Olive DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The white cardstock for the inside of the card measures 3-3/4 by 5 inches.
  • Using the dies from the Scary Cute bundle, I cropped the frame, haunted house, batts, and cat from Basic Black cardstock..
  • HINT: If you want a perfect fit for the house to sit inside the spooky mat, crop the house from the negative part of the frame mat. By lining the house die up with the bottom of the negative piece, the house and fence will be cropped to the perfect size.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Putting the Card Together:

  • II adhered all the pieces together using multipurpose liquid glue. The card is already thick and didn’t want dimensionals to make it any thicker.
  • I used the Scary Cute stamp set and Momento Tuxedo Black ink to do all the necessary stamping.
  • The black stars came from a Paper Pumpkin Halloween kit from two years ago.
  • I can completely and totally guarantee you that following Connie Stewart’s video will help you put the card together much better than I can describe the steps. However, I have some tips I can share to hopefully make it easier for you.
  • HINT: This glittery washi tape does not shed!!!! Score!!! However, the tape also needs some multipurpose liquid glue if you need to layer the tape at all. The adhesive on the washi tape isn’t enough to hold one layer onto another layer of the glittery washi tape.
  • HINT #2: I used a blending brush and Crushed Curry ink to color a piece of white cardstock for the moon. I punched out a 1-inch circle and adhered it using multipurpose liquid glue to the back of the frame. Even though I fussy cut the circle as close as possible to the frame, it was still possible to see the light colored cardstock against the black cardstock. To solve this minor problem, I used the brush end of a Basic Black marker to outline the white cardstock layer.
  • All that’s left to say is have fun! I really hope you try this fun fold! It’s fabulous!!!
  • After all that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set was finished!

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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Shades of Blue for Cardz 4 Galz #182

Welcome to the 182nd two-week challenge for Cardz 4 Galz!  Our host this time, Doreen, chose shades of blue for our theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge site to see the projects from the rest of the design team members.  We’d love to have you play along with us for this color challenge!

Here’s my shades of blue card:

 

This absolutely stunning DSP (designer series paper) comes from the Hues of Happiness DSP pack.  Just take a look at all the gorgeous colors!  There’s truly something for everyone.

HUES OF HAPPINESS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER    HUES OF HAPPINESS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HUES OF HAPPINESS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER  HUES OF HAPPINESS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER  HUES OF HAPPINESS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER  HUES OF HAPPINESS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

For my card, I used the floral and the textured paper from the last two photos.  Gorgeous colors and stunning paper!

 

Clean and Simple:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • I trimmed a piece of the painted textured DSP to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a 6 inch by 2-1/2 inch piece of the floral DSP for the envelope flap. I also punched a 1-inch circle of the DSP for the painted texture envelope seal.
  • The strips of floral DSP started out at 5-3/8 by 1-1/8 inches. I trimmed it down to three strips, the first of which is 5-3/8 by 1/2 inches. Then, I cut the remaining piece in half lengthwise.
  • I trimmed a piece of white cardstock for the inside of the card to 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches.
  • The two stamps used for the outside and the inside sentiments come from the Fond of Autumn stamp set. After stamping the front sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a piece of scrap white cardstock, I cropped it using the banner from Stylish Shapes dies and popped it up on dimensionals. The inside sentiment, I’m so fond of you, is also stamped in Night of Navy.
  • After adhering the strips to the painted texture DSP using multipurpose, I tied a piece of Pool Party sheer ribbon around the DSP and tied it in a bow. The ribbon is thin enough that I could adhere the DSP panel to the Night of Navy base using multipurpose glue as well.
  • I popped the sentiment on the front and glued the inside white cardstock using multipurpose glue as well.
  • With that, this clean and simple coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal was complete.

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

 

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A Happy Forest Hello Baby Card for C4G # 181

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Galz challenge two-week challenge.  Our host for this challenge #181, Dawn, picked baby girl as the theme.  As always, when you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the the challenge site to see what the other design team members have created.  It’s always inspirational, and I hope you get inspired to play along with us.  I’m looking forward to seeing all kinds of baby girl cards because they are so stinking cute!

I used the Happy Forest Suite for my card:

 

I got this layout from Try Stamping on Tuesday, even though the challenge ended before I could add this card to that gallery.  Here’s the banner for that layout:

 

What I Did:

  • The So Saffron base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Both the DSP patterns come from the Happy Friends 12 x 12 inch DSP. The Calypso Coral DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I outlined it using a Crumb Cake marker. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The tree DSP measures 3-3/8 by 4-1/2 inches. I outlined this piece using a Calypso Coral marker. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from this DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Next came the stamping. After stamping the bear in Crumb Cake, I used an almost dry blending brush to blend color starting at the bottom of the bear. The base of the tree trunk is also stamped in Crumb Cake.
  • I stamped the fox in Calypso Coral.
  • Then, I stamped the owl in Smoky Slate.
  • I used a Calypso Coral marker to add the owl’s beak and the bear’s inner ears.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral.
  • All the stamped elements were cropped using dies from the Happy Friends die set. So cute!
  • After adding dimensionals underneath the cropped pieces, I adhered them to the DSP.
  • Finally, I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon and baker’s twine to the sentiment.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade
  • Predesigned projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 12 preprinted envelopes
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie

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The Rule of Threes for Cardz 4 Galz #180

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge #180.  Our host this time, Claudia, chose using 3 of anything for the theme.  When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team created.  I’m looking forward to seeing our creations in our gallery.

Here’s my card:

 

I really went with the theme of using 3 of anything for this card.  There are three DSP (designer series paper) patterns, all from the soon-to-be retiring FREE Sale-a-Bration Rings of Love DSP set.  The trees DSP rectangle contains three threes, two of which are partially covered by the birds DSP pattern.  In addition, there are three rectangles, three sentiments (two on the inside) and three elements from the embellishments section of the annual catalog.  

 

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP splatter pattern measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the trees DSP pattern to 5-1/8 by 2-7/8 inches.
  • Then, I trimmed a piece of the birds DSP to 2-1/2 by 4-3/8 inches and added dimensionals underneath it.
  • I also trimmed a piece of the birds DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1.4 inches.
  • Finally, I punched a 1 inch circle from the trees DSP for the envelope seal.

What I Did:

  • First, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the splatter and trees DSP to the front of the card.
  • Then, I stamped the front sentiment, which comes from the Hello Ladybug stamp set, in Soft suede on a piece of scrap white cardstock. I cropped it using a Tailor Made Tags die and trimmed it down.
  • Next, I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron ribbon around the birds DSP and pushed it through the hole in the tag. After tying it in a knot, I added a piece of braided linen thread to it and tied it in another note.
  • I popped the tag up on dimensionals and adhered it to the DSP. Then, I added the DSP to the front of the card.
  • The last step for the front was to add a Crushed Curry dot to the tag.
  • I stamped both sentiments for the inside using Soft Suede ink and two sentiments from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I adhered it to the inside of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

 

 

Look What’s New in the Kits Collection:

 

Kit Includes:

  • Cozy & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade
  • Predesigned projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 12 preprinted envelopes
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie
 
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Check It Out with Cardz 4 Galz # 180

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Galz two-week challenge.  Our host for # 180, Helen, chose the theme of using checks somewhere on a project.  As always, the finished cards created by the whole design team are varied and awesome.  I hope you are inspired to play along with us.  When you are finished here, I hope you check out the challenge website and then join in the challenge.  

Here’s my checked card:

 

While it is a bit early for Halloween, my it’s my daughter’s favorite holiday and she doesn’t think it’s ever too early to start decorating.  Since this card came together relatively quickly, I’d call it an easy-peasy card.  

 

Measurements:

  • The black base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I used a Pumpkin Pie mat and trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The Gingham DSP (designer series paper) on the front of the card measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. This fabulous 12 by 12 inch pack can be found on page 59 of the current mini-catalog. Take a look at all the fun colors in this paper:
  • Since I used the Old Olive blends on the pumpkin leaves, I wanted to incorporate it on the card. Therefore, I used a (retired) piece of the Regals Old Olive 6 x 6 inch DSP and cropped a circle using the largest Stylish Shapes circle die. I also punched a 1-inch circle of Old Olive DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Then I cropped black cardstock swirl directly behind the pumpkins using one of the Painted Labels dies.

Stamping, Coloring, Finishing Up:

  • I stamped the pumpkins (from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp ) the sentiment ( from the Cutest Halloween stamp set) using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The cute faces on the pumpkins come from the Cutest Halloween stamp set. Word of warning with these tiny photopolymer stamps – it’s really easy to lose them. Believe me, I may or may not have misplaced two of these little, tiny cuties. Just saying.
  • I used the Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Pumpkin Pie blends combos to color in the pumpkins. Then, I fussy cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals.
  • Next, I cropped the sentiment banner using one of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes die set. Here’s a couple of pictures showing how I made the tag half size:
  • The little piece of tape is Post-it tape, which you can find on A,mazon.  It’s tremendously helpful!   I also added dimensionals to the back of the sentiment banner.  
  • I wrapped a length of the black and white checked ribbon around the DSP on the front of the card and tied it in a bow.
  • Then, I added the cropped circle and swirl using multipurpose liquid glue under the ribbon.
  • Next, I adhered the pumpkins and the sentiment banner.
  • Finally, I stamped a sentiment on the inside panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Sue

 

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Click on the following image to open the catalog:

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You Can Bug Me for Cardz 4 Galz # 178!

Welcome to Cardz 4 Galz challenge #178.  It’s my turn to host, and I chose the theme of black and white plus 1.  Any color you choose, which leaves it wide open to your imagination!  When you finish here, I hope you will check out the projects from the rest of the design team!  I can’t wait to see what you create and post to the gallery.

Here’s my card, in the classic black, white, and Real Red color combination:

 

I’ve gone back to the Hello Ladybug stamp set and punch for this card!  I just love those cute little bugs, and the googly eyes make me smile.  I got the googly eyes on Amazon.  I picked the following set because it came with over 1.200 googly eyes and a cute little box to hold them.  You can find them here.  The best part about these little things is that they are self-adhesive.  Score!  

Measurements:

  • The Real Red base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the checked DSP, from the Gingham Cottage DSP (designer series paper) found in the current mini-catalog. I trimmed one piece to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I trimmed the second piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock on the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I was able to punch the ladybugs and sentiment labels from my “leftovers” stash. In order to help the Real Red wings stand out, I also punched two white sets of wings.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

What I Did:

  • I punched the ladybugs from black cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the dots in black ink on Real Red cardstock. Then, I punched the red wings and the extra set of white wings.
  • The sentiment comes from the Hello Ladybug stamp set, and seemed perfect for the card and the intended recipient. I cropped both the white sentiment panel and the Real Red mat using the Stylish Shapes dies.
  • Next, I wrapped a length of Real Red sheer ribbon around the checked DSP and tied it in a bow. I added a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place and tied.
  • I glued the red wings to a set of white wings and adhered them to the ladybugs using multupurpose liquid glue. Then I added dimensionals under the ladybugs.
  • After adding the googly eyes, I realized that I’d need something extra on the ladybugs to make them stand out. Therefore, I outlined these cuties with clear Wink of Stella. This added just a bit of bling and they do stand out from the DSP.
  • Next, I adhered the sentiment on the white cardstock to the Real Red mat using multipurpose liquid glue. I added dimensionals under the sentiment and adhered it to the front of the card.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a Real Red DSP 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set..

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Basic Papercrafting Supplies:

 

It’s July, 2022 ~ do you know what that means?  The new Holiday Mini-Catalog and Sale-a-Bration are in full swing!!  

Sale-a-Bration runs from July 1 to August 31, 2022.  This means you can earn FREE products for two months!   Take a look at these Sale-a-Bration products!!

Here’s a link to the new Holiday Mini-Catalog, which runs through January 4, 2023.  Click on the following image to open the catalog:

If you live in the U.S. and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to work with you.

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do, especially since you can earn FREE products with a qualifying purchase!

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you an get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through July 31, 2022 is UKDVYZSG.

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.