Celebrations for the Cardz 4 Galz #224

Welcome back to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge # 224. Our host, Pamela picked Celebrations (baby, graduation, Mother’s Day, etc) for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my celebrations fun fold anniversary card:

The layout for the front of this card meets the Try a Sketch on Tuesday (TSOT) challenge # 645.

Since it evolved into a fun fold, I will also be adding it to the gallery for the Creative Creases challenge.

Basically, this card started out as a regular fold anniversary card. However, the person who ordered the card wanted to emphasize that it’s his parents’ 40th anniversary. Therefore, I added the inside flap. Truly, if you can create a regular fold card, you can do this added flap card.

Measurements:

  • The Pebbled Path base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Pebbled Path flap part measures 4-1./2 by 4 inches, scored at 1/2 inch.
  • I used the Nature’s Sweetness 12 x 12 DSP (designer series paper) for all parts of the card.
  • The script background measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I cut a piece of the splattered DSP to 4 by 4 inches. Then I traced out a partial circle from the corner of the DSP and trimmed it down.
  • HINT: If you don’t have a handy dandy tool, you can use trace a bowl for the size you need, then trim it down.
  • The splatter DSP for the inside flap measures 3-3/4 inches square.
  • I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to the same 3-3/4 inches square for the inside sentiment part of the card.
  • The gold and white DSP on the inside of the card measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle from the splatter DSP for my envelope seal and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Stamping, Heat Embossing, & Assembly:

  • After wiping down a scrap of white cardstock for the front sentiment, the floral spray and the piece for the inside sentiment using my embossing buddy, I stamped the all the pieces using VersaMark ink.
  • Then, I covered each with gold embossing powder and heat set it using my heat tool.
  • Next, I cropped the floral spray using the Lovely & Sweet coordinating die set.
  • Then, I trimmed the front sentiment down and cut it so it formed the banner end.
  • I added dimensionals to the sentiment banner and the floral spray to adhere them to the front of the card.
  • The “40” was cropped using the retired, but still well used, die set for the large numbers.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the DSP and cardstock pieces.
  • Make sure that you add the inside flap to the inside of the card before you adhere the gold and white DSP to the inside.
  • I wanted the very inside to be covered by the flap, which explains why that white cardstock is off-center.
  • I stamped another floral spray from the Lovely & Sweet stamp set on the inside white cardstock.
  • Finally, I added three gold pearls to the top, right-hand corner 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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Clean & Simple with Cardz 4 Guyz #345

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge #345, Helen., chose Clean & Simple for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my (somewhat) CAS Playing in the Rain card:

If this layout looks familiar, I just posted a card to the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge using the same layout. You can see that card here.

As with the other card, this Playing in the Rain card is combined with other challenges. Since it’s a fun fold, I will be entering it in the Creative Creases gallery.. I’ve also been introduced to a new-to-me challenge, but it’s completely up my alley, and that’s the Snippets Playground challenge. Since I use snippets, aka scraps or leftovers, frequently, I think this challenge will be incorporated quite regularly. The main idea of the challenge is to use scraps and identify them in the card or with a picture. Therefore, here’s my trio of snippets:

Here are the Creative Creases and Snippets Playground challenge logos:

Still Working on My Video Skills:

Instead of listing out the measurements and assembly instructions, I am including a video for this card. I appreciate your patience as I learn the best way to film videos. My nephew wants to help me edit the videos but I am not there yet. He’s great at it, as evidenced by the videos on his YouTube channel, Florida Railfan. If you, or someone you know, is into trains, please share his channel with them. However, he doesn’t know I am giving him a plug, so we can keep it our secret.

PLEASE NOTE: During the video I said that the card base needs to be scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/4. That’s a mistake! It’s scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8 inches.

Here’s my video:

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Sue

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One Mother’s Day Card, Three Challenges

Welcome back to Just Peachy Stamping! I’ve been busy creating this week and weekend, and I have a three-for card to share with you today.

Here’s my card:

I’ve combined the Creative Creases # 80, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday # 644, and Color Throwdown Challenge # 788. Here are the challenge banners:

Measurements:

  • The Garden Green base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 2-1/8 and 4-1/4 inches.
  • After dry-embossing a piece of Garden Green cardstock using the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder, trim it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Burnish the fold lines using a bone folder.
  • HINT: Before you adhere this piece of embossed cardstock down, make sure the lettering is right-side up. It’s faint, but will be noticeable if you get it upside down. Trust me.
  • The pink and white daisy DSP (designer series paper) from the Fresh as a Daisy DSP is part of a 4 x 12 inch strip of one of the DSP pages. When trimmed, it measures 4 by 3-1/4 inches.
  • The Crushed Curry DSP for the front measures 5-3/8 by 2 inches. Trim another piece of this DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle using a scrap of the Garden Green 6 x 6 inch DSP for the envelope seal and run it through your XYRON create-a-sticker machine.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.

Cropping, & Stamping, & Assembly:

  • Amazingly, I didn’t use any dimensionals on this card. Therefore, all the pieces are adhered using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • When you burnish your Garden Green cardstock base, do so to create a mountain fold. In other words, burnish so that the fold turns inward towards the inside.
  • Adhere the dry-embossed cardstock to the center of the front of the base.
  • Adhere the Crushed Curry DSP following the TSOT #644 challenge banner as a guide.
  • Next, adhere the Bubble Bath daisy DSP to the front layers.
  • I used leftover pieces of Garden Green and white cardstock to crop out the two layers of daisies and the sentiment banner.
  • Crop the two layers of the daisy from the Cheerful Daisy die set. I outlined both pieces using a Crushed Curry marker just to give the layers a bit of dimension.
  • I used the Crushed Curry inkpad and a blending brush to very lightly blend a center on each daisy piece. This is optional since the majority of it will be covered by the sentiment.
  • Using your embossing buddy from the embossing additions tool kit, rub down your leftover piece of Garden Green cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set using VersaMark ink.
  • Add white embossing powder and heat set using your heat tool.
  • Crop the sentiment using the second smallest Countryside Corners die set.
  • I outlined the sentiment piece using a Garden Green marker. It’s barely noticeable, but it finishes off the banner.
  • Stamp the inside sentiment in Garden Green ink.
  • Adhere the white cardstock to the inside of the card.
  • With that, you’ve created this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Sue

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How Does Your Garden Grow for the April Pals’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is See How My Garden Grows. We hope to inspire you with our creations today! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my never-ending card using the Fresh as a Daisy 12 x 12 inch DSP (designer series paper). This paper will be retiring soon and I hope it’s on your next order. The paper is stunning! You can see other posts using this paper here, and here, and this post has 3 cards showcasing this DSP.

Here’s my card:

Here’s a video for making this super-simple card. Truly, if you can score and trim paper, you can make this card.

I’ve made never-ending cards before, but needed directions for one larger than 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches for the finished product. I found this video by Karen Titus for a 6 x 6 inch version. In the past 4 or 5 days, I’ve made three of these cards. They are so much fun, much easier than they look, and the recipients will be amazed. Granted, a 6 x 6 inch card requires extra postage, but I think it’s well-worth the extra stamp.

Of course, since this is a fun fold, I will be entering it in the Creative Creases Challenge!

Measurements:

  • There are two bases, each measure 6 x 6 inches.
  • If you are using a DSP pattern with a direction, you need a total of 6 horizontal and 6 vertical pieces. Each piece measures 1-3/8 by 2-7/8 inches.
  • Four of my DSP pieces are from a coordinating DSP, 2 are horizontal and 2 are vertical. pieces.
  • There are 6 pieces of 2-7/8 by 2-7/8 inches. Four of these are cows, 2 of these are flowers. I used the large square die from the Stylish Shapes die set for my center pieces.
  • If you use DSP for the corner pieces, you need 8 measuring 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 inches. I used the smallest Stylish Shapes square die for my corner pieces.

Stamping, Trimming, and Assembly:

  • Trying to explain how to put this card together in writing would be incredibly long. Please see Karen Titus’ video tutorial or the video I uploaded to YouTube. .

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be Fun Family Occasions.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. <<<—–YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping 
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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Sue

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A Form of Transport for Make My Monday #222

Welcome to the newest Make My Monday bi-weekly challenge #222. Our host for this challenge, Dawn, chose Transport as the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my Zany Zoo fun fold card:

Of course, posting a fun fold means that I’ll also be entering this in the Creative Creases challenge!

Let me start by saying that one night last week, I went down the rabbit hole of the internet by clicking, then clicking again, and again. Then, I had no way back to the video tutorial for this card, but thankfully I wrote down the dimensions of the inside, smaller card. Therefore, I am dividing the measurements and directions into Part 1 for the outside card, and Part 2 for the inside card.

Part 1 – the basic card

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Zoo Crew DSP (designer series paper measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle from the DSP and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker backside up for the envelope seal.
  • Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the front cardstock and DSP pieces together.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the front using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Crop the sentiment using the second smallest Countryside Corners die. Outline the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Using a Countryside Corner die, crop out an opening in the middle (or as close as possible) of the front of the card. Crop another cut using the same die out of scrap cardstock to use in Part 2.
  • Next, use the same size die and the next larger die to cut out a frame, as pictured below.
  • Adhere the frame and sentiment to the front of the card.
  • That’s it for the basic card front.

Part 2 – Masking and coloring the “inside” card:

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 7-3/4 by 5-1/8, scored at 3-7/8.
  • Use removable tape to temporarily adhere the inner card in place making sure that the fold side is on the right hand side of the card.
  • Use a pencil and a very light touch to add tick marks showing where the cropped center of the front of the card appears on the inner card.
  • Remove the inner card so you can work on it without making a mess on the outer card.
  • Use the negative of the extra cropped die from part 1 as a mask on the inner card by lining up the sides of the mask with the tick marks you lightly drew.
  • I used Post-It note tape to adhere the mask to the front of the inner card.
  • Using a blending brush, add layers of color to the front of the inner card using Pool Party ink. When you get the color intensity you want, remove the mask and decorate

Part 2 continued: Decorating

  • Unless otherwise noted, I used liquid glue to adhere the pieces together when decorating.
  • The bike riding alligator was cropped from the Zoo Crew DSP using the coordinating dies. I love when the DSP images match up with the coordinating dies.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the alligator.
  • Using the cropped mask again, I stamped the ground in Tuxedo Black ink. This stamp came from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set.
  • Using the flower stamp and coordinating dies from Fluffiest Friends, I stamped and cropped flowers from a scrap of Petal Pink cardstock.
  • The bird stamp comes from the Beach Day Bundle.
  • The cloud die cuts were made using the cloud die from the Zany Zoo dies.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card and added the trio of flowers from Fluffiest Friends stamp set.
  • Finally, line up your blended ink-masked area so it lines up with the cropped middle of the Lemon Lime Twist/DSP card front. Then adhere the inside card to the back of the base of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this Zany Zoo fun fold coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Sue

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Another Stadium Card for Cardz 4 Galz #220

Welcome back to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge # 220. Our host, Billie A, picked Use Some Green for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

This week another coworker asked if I could make her daughter a stadium wave Fluffiest Friends birthday card. Turns out, her daughter’s favorite color is green. Perfect timing! You can see my previous wave card here.

Here’s my Fluffiest Friends stadium wave card:

Truly, if you can trim and score cardstock, you can create this card!

I’m also entering this card in the Creative Creases Challenge.

Once again, I used a video by Stamp with Tami for the directions. I followed her measurements and scoring lines to a T. This card is pretty darn easy and I could do the majority of this card without help, including scoring the base. I also knew the size of the cardstock for the wave mechanism is 8 by 7-3/4 inches and just used her scoring measurements. Then it’s just a matter of trimming on the 8-inch side in 1-inch increments. Tami’s video is easy to follow and she’s very open about this being a new-to-her fold. I am still amazed that she worked out the measurements and directions after watching a video by a Dutch card maker, and she did it without the help of translations.

Minor Changes to Tami’s Video:

While making and adjusting this version of the Stadium Wave Fluffiest Friends birthday card, there are a few changes I made or will make next time.

  • After coloring and adhering all these adorable Friends, I attached them to the wave mechanism. Then, I realized how ugly the backs of the critters looked. That’s when I cropped another set of critters using the die set. Next, I had to carefully trim as necessary to adhere the white cardstock to the back of the colored critters.

Before and After:

  • It is necessary to adhere the white cardstock on the inside before adhering the wave mechanism. Thankfully, I remembered this detail in time.
  • Once again, I used ribbon instead of a belly band to keep the card closed. I have an idea for the next card, and if it works, I’ll update this post with a link to the new card.
  • This time, I adhered the ribbon before I adhered the white cardstock on the inside. I only had the end of the roll of this faux suede ribbon, so I trimmed it in half and used tear & tape to adhere the ends under the white cardstock.
  • I used more of the tabs than just the first two critters. The tabs measure 1/4 by 1 inch and raise the critters above the next wave.
  • This wave card definitely has more of an impact when opened from the backside of the card. Next time, I will make the card so that it opens down, if that makes sense. I’ll be sure to update this post with a link to the new version of the card.
  • Tami didn’t use dimensionals, and I didn’t either. Even though both of my stadium wave cards will be hand-delivered, there’s already enough bulk. Dimensionals might make it difficult to fit inside a medium white envelope.

I hope you watch Tami’s video and create your own stadium wave card. It’s so much fun to create and looks amazing!

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Sue

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I’ve already ordered some of these products and have more on the way. I can’t wait to start playing with them! Take a look at just some of the new products available!

I love the script used for these sentiments. I’ve used the birthday one, and it fits so well on a landscape 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inch card!

The stamps for these adorable critters are two sided stamps: the outline image is on one side and the animal is on the other. The sample card uses the animal stamp.

Personally, I think this background stamp is gorgeous! Don’t delay in ordering as it just came back in stock. I’ve got an order on its way to me, but this stamp might just be worth paying shipping for just this item.

I had previously ordered the natural polka dot ribbon, and now have the rest of the suite of products on the way. This suite would be suitable to masculine or feminine cards, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!


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