Kindest Gnomes with Cardz 4 Guyz #303 and Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop

  This is my second post for today.  You can see the first one for my Cardz 4 Guyz #303 challenge here.  I’ve created the same card using different colors for the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Fun Fold Blog Hop.  I’m all about non-traditional Christmas colors, and using shades of blue just makes me so happy!

When you finish here, I hope you will hop along with the rest of the demonstrator’s listed at the bottom of the page.  I know I will!  I’m excited to see what the rest of the team created!

Here’s my card for the Fun Fold Blog Hop:

 

Doesn’t this little guy on the front remind you of one of Snow White’s dwarfs? He’s adorable and my favorite from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set!

I found this fun fold on Connie Stewart’s YouTube channel.  It’s so much fun, and so incredibly easy!  It looks complicated, but truly it isn’t!  You can find her video here.  In all honesty, it took me longer to color the two gnomes or to create the stencil background than it did to trim all the pieces and put the fun fold together.  Please give it a try!  I’m pretty sure I will be using this fun fold many, many times!

Finishing Up:

  • The double stitched Balmy Blue and white ribbon can be a bit stiff right off the roll. I’ve found that running it through my fingers a bunch of times helps to loosen it up. I haven’t been able to tie it in a bow, but the square knot works for this card.
  • I placed dimensionals under the gnome and sentiment banner on the front.
  • Because of the thickness of the card, I didn’t want to add more dimensionals under the sentiment square. However, I did need to use something stronger than the liquid glue because of the ribbon. Therefore, I used tear-and-tape to mount the white square onto the Night of Navy square mat.
  • I used my favorite adhesive, the multipurpose liquid glue for everything else.
  • After punching a coordinating piece of DSP for the envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Fun Fold Blog Hop:

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope you will use the following links as a guide to hop along with the rest of the demonstrators participating in this Fun Fold Hop!  I just love fun folds and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else created! Amanda Howard with Papercrafting with Amanda is next up on the hop.   Enjoy!

  1. Beth McCullough
  2. Rae Burnet
  3. Jess Atkinson
  4. Melissa Seplowitz
  5. Jackie Beers
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Debbie Mageed
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Sue Jackson <<— YOU ARE HERE!
  10. Amanda Howard
  11. Melissa Tootle

 

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Season’s Greetings from the August Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month the theme is Seasons’ Greetings. This month’s design team members showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my card:

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to form a tent fold.
  • The Balmy Blue mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the Gnomes DSP (designer series paper) with the sweater print to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the background of the front of the card. I also punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • I used other patterns of the gnomes DSP to crop the gnome and mushroom using the gnomes dies. I fussy cut the fawn, rabbit, bird, and sleeping fox from another patterned gnomes DSP. Then, I trimmed a piece of the animal DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope seal.
  • I cropped the frame for the card from Night of Navy cardstock using the two largest deckled rectangle dies. The finished size is 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Finally, I trimmed the white cardstock for the inside to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • For some strange and unknown reason, I have kept my empty Wink of Stella pens. One of them did come in handy for this project. I squirted some clear Wink of Stella on a scrap piece of printer paper. Then, I picked up the liquid glitter with the empty Wink of Stella pen and tapped the pen against the top so I could splatter Wink of Stella on the background DSP. Wink of Stella doesn’t photograph well at all. However, in person, the sparkles definitely show up.
  • I stamped the sentiment, also from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set, in Night of Navy on white cardstock. Then, I cropped it using the Stylish Shapes dies and put dimensionals underneath it.
  • I added dimensionals under the frame so it looks like a shadow box. There are also dimensionals under the gnome, fox, and bird. I used multipurpose liquid glue to attach everything else.
  • I stamped a holiday greeting on the white cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 14th. Our theme will be Focus on the Sentiment, when the design team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs 
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! 
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

 

Have a Peachy Day!

 

 

 


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Summer Fun for the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! We’ve made projects that celebrate the fun of summer and are excited to share them with you today. We are a diverse group, so I know you’ll see a great variety of summer projects. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my card:

 

Explanation Needed:

Since this card doesn’t look like a summertime card, that must mean I need to explain why I created it.  When I was younger and still living on Long Island, every year we’d take a vacation to the mountains in New England or upstate New York.  This card was inspired by a vacation to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  We were staying in cabins and there were always owls we’d hear all night.  One of the families in our group was staying in the only house on site.  There were always bats in the belfries of the house, but the stamp set doesn’t have any bats.  I should’ve checked out the Halloween sets I have for bats, but I just thought of that.

One of the big things to do up there involved going to the “dump” to see the bears.  Really, that’s true.  When the group of our three families went, a drunk man made his way over to our car.  He told my parents that he would go take up-close pictures of the bears for us.   My mom gave him the camera, and he got the pictures without getting attacked.  Thankfully!!!  Therefore, this card really does mean “summer fun” to me.  

I’d seen the layout on a past sketch challenge, but don’t remember which one.  If you know which challenge, please let me know in the comments and I will update this post.

Measurements:

  • The Calypso Coral base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 to create a tent card..
  • I used the Happy Forest DSP (designer series paper) from the Happy Forest Friends suite found on pages 46-47 in the 2022 – 2023 annual catalog. The Old Olive background piece measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal from the same DSP.
  • Next, I trimmed the white background DSP to 2-5/8 inches by 4-3/8 inches and cut it down to a chevron shape. I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I matted this on trimmed pieces of the Old Olive and Calypso Coral DSP. Each layer increased by 1/8 inches on each side. I attached all three layers using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.

Stamping and Die-cutting:

  • All the stamps and dies for the card come from the Happier than Happy bundle.
  • I stamped the bear using Soft Suede ink on white cardstock. Then, I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the owl on the same piece of white cardstock.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede on white cardstock as well.
  • Using Soft Suede, I stamped the tree on Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Then, I used the die set to crop all the pieces I’d stamped. I also cropped the outline of the tree stump from Soft Suede cardstock.
  • After cropping the sentiment, I outlined it in Calypso Coral. I used a matte dot to cover the hole in the tag and added a folded piece of ribbon underneath it.
  • I popped all the cropped pieces up on mini-dimensionals and attached them to the card.
  • Finally, I trimmed the envelope flap and ran the punched envelope seal through my XYRON create-a-sticker. With that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal was finished.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jessica Atchison at Stampin’ with the Atchisons. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping    <<——YOU ARE HERE
  5. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Congratulations! Time for Cardz 4 Guyz # 300

WOW!  The 300th challenge!  I’m honored to be a part of this design team, and this challenge.  For #300, Caz, our fearless leader, chose a completely  appropriate theme of Congratulations.  When you finish here, I hope you visit the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge site to see what the rest of the design team created for this special occasion.

Here’s my card:

 

This absolutely stinking adorable gnome and mushroom stamps and die come from the Kindest Gnome stamp set and Gnome dies, found in the new July –  mini-catalog.  There’s a whole suite for these gnomes, and they aren’t just for Christmas.  

Here’s a look at the suite as shown in the introduction video from Stampin’ UP!

 

Cuteness Overload, right?  Love!

 

Measurements and Such:

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The background DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the coordinating DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Using the grassy kind of die from the Gnomes die set, I cropped two grassy pieces using the same DSP as the envelope flap.
  • I used the second and third largest deckled rectangle dies to crop the Evening Evergreen frame.
  • Then, I used the second largest die to crop the vellum.
  • The white panel on the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • After stamping the sentiment in Evening Evergreen, I cropped it using the Stylish Shapes dies (an absolute must have, in my opinion). Then, I outlined it using the Evening Evergreen marker.
  • That’s it for measurements.

Stamping and Coloring:

  • I stamped both the gnome and the mushroom using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.
  • I stamped the gnome on the inside panel of the card and on the front of the envelope flap. All three gnomes were colored the same way.
  • HINT: If you are going to use blends on the front of an envelope, make sure you put a piece of cardstock or a post-it note inside the envelope. This will prevent any bleeding of the blends from getting on the back of the envelope.
  • I used the light and dark Mango Melody blends to color the gnome’s sleeves as well as both windows.
  • Then, I followed the shading on the Gnome DSP to color the mushroom using the dark and light Soft Suede blends. I also colored the soles of the gnome’s shoes in Soft Suede.
  • Next, I used the Just Jade blends combo for the mushroom cap. I tried to recreate the dots on the DSP using the color lifter blend.
  • I used the Old Olive blends combo for the pants, and the outside of the hat. I just used the light blend to color the underside of his hat.
  • My new favorite skin tone is the SU500 marker in the skin tones set. I used it to color the gnome’s hands, nose and face. Then, I used the color lifter blend to just create a little bit of a light spot on his nose.
  • The Smoky Slate light blend worked for this cute guy’s beard. I didn’t want to color the whole thing, so I just followed the ink lines from the stamp and outlined the edges.
  • The last things I colored were his mouth and eyes. I also outlined the soles of his shoes and drew in black lines on the soles.

Assembly:

  • I used multipurpose liquid glue (my favorite adhesive) to adhere the DSP on the outside and the white cardstock panel on the inside
  • Then, I added a thin line of liquid glue to the underside of the Evening Evergreen frame, which allowed me to adhere the vellum to the back of the frame. Next, I added another thing line of glue to the vellum to adhere the whole frame to the DSP.
  • I put dimensionals under the sentiment, mushroom, grassy things, and the gnome, which gives the card depth and dimension.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP on the front for my envelope seal.
  • With that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set was complete.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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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.

Cardz 4 Galz # 173 is All About the Sentiment

Welcome to the newest challenge from Cardz 4 Galz!  Dawn is hosting this challenge, #173, and chose the theme of using the sentiment as the focal point.  When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge site to see the cards created by the rest of the design team.  I hope you get inspired and play along with our challenge!

Here’s my card:

 

Amazing!

  • I used the new gorgeous blue In Color 2022 – 2024 called Starry Sky, and I just love it! The base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of the Sun Prints DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches. for the envelope flap.
  • Since it’s important to use a 3D embossing folder before trimming the cardstock in order to get an accurate size, I stamped the image first using Starry Sky ink. This gorgeous tree comes from the Amazing Silhouettes cling stamp set.. After embossing it using the bark 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches.
  • I embossed another piece of white cardstock using the bark embossing folder. Then, I used the coordinating Amazing Thanks die set. This set includes the words themselves and the matching mats. Staying with my monochromatic color scheme, I cropped the mats from Starry Sky cardstock. After adhering the white and Starry Sky layers, I added mini-dimensionals underneath the matted words. I could’ve used the foam adhesive sheets for the height, but the minis did the trick easily.
  • While I had the white cardstock out, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card. I didn’t stamp a sentiment on the inside so this can be an all-occasion card.
  • Finally, I used a length of the new Starry Sky metallic woven ribbon around the white cardstock and tied it in a bow. In order to keep the bow in place and tied, I added a mini-glue dot beneath the bow.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card and envelope set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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

Food and Drinks with Cardz 4 Galz #172

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Galz challenge!  For this C4Galz # 172, Claudia chose the theme of food and drinks.  I had to return to my tried and true Love You More stamp set and the Picture This die set for this one.  Do you know what it means when you only have one stamp set to meet any food and drinks challenge?  You guessed it!  Time to get more stamps!

When you finish here, I hope you will pop over to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge site to see all the other projects from the rest of the design team members.  They are awesome, and I hope they inspire you to play along!

Here’s my Love You More Than card:

 

Easy Peasy 30 Minutes or Less Card:

  • The Early Espresso base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • There’s only one piece of DSP (designer series paper) in this card and envelope coordinated set, and it’s on the envelope flap. This paper measures 6 inches by 2-1/4 inches.
  • I used Very Vanilla for the middle layer because I really didn’t think that a chocolate chip cookie would be white. The piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. The Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • First, I ran a piece of Pool Party cardstock through my cut and embossing machine using the circle Picture This die. Next, I used the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder, then I trimmed the cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I used Early Espresso ink for the sentiment, coffee cup and cookie. I just stamped these inside the cropped out circles.
  • I did need to do a bit more planning for the candies so I could make sure I had the stamp centered inside the little circle. This is a two stamp process. First, I used Soft Suede ink for the candy. Next, I stamped Early Espresso over the candy pieces for the dark chocolate swirls.
  • Then, I embossed a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. Then, I used the Picture This die to cut out the two circles.
  • Next, I lined up and stamped the inside sentiments in Early Espresso.
  • I didn’t use any dimensionals for this card. I simply adhered everything using (my fav!) multipurpose liquid adhesive for all the pieces.
  • With that, I’d completed this coordinated card and envelope set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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The 2022 – 2023 Catalog is Now Live!!

Here are just a few of my favorite new things:

 

But wait, there’s more:

Along with the new catalog, there’s a really fabulous joining bonus! As always, your starter kit is just $99 for $125 of your choice of products. The bonus? Over $66 of the new 2022 – 2024 In Color supplies! You get the following at no extra cost to you:

  • In Color Ink Pad Collection
  • In Color Grid Paper
  •  In Color Cardstock Collection
  • In Color Designer Series Paper Assortments

I’d love to have you join my team! Contact me at justpeachystamping@gmail.com

 

Do you live in the U.S. and need a demonstrator? If so, I’d love to talk to you!

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do!

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 can get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through May 31, 2022 is E3W722BD.

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