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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Kindest Gnomes for the Cardz 4 Guyz #303 Challenge

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Guyz #303 biweekly challenge!  Our hose this time, Melanie chose using a stencil to create a card.  I used one of the Wonderful Snowflakes as my stencil, and am rather pleased with the result.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge website to see the projects the rest of the design team created.  

Here’s my card:

 

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

Measurements:

  • The Cherry Cobbler base measures 5-1/4 by 11 inches. It’s scored at 1-3/4 and 3-1/2 inches from either end of the length of the base.
  • I also trimmed 3 pieces of Cherry Cobbler to 1-3/4 by 4 inches for the flaps.
  • The last piece of Cherry Cobbler I trimmed is for the mat on the front of the card. It measures 3 x 3 inches.
  • I needed two pieces of Basic White cardstock. The first is for the front and the final measurement (after using the embossing folder) is a 2-7/8 inch square. The second piece goes on the inside and measures 3-3/4 by 5 inches.
  • I used a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock on which I mounted the Cherry Cobbler base. The Sahara Sand measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches.
  • After I used the snowflake as a stencil, I trimmed the cardstock to 3-3/4 by 4-7/8 inches. From that piece, I trimmed it down to three equal pieces measuring 1-3/8 by 3-3/4 inches.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of Cherry Cobbler DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.

The Wonderful Snowflake as a Stencil:

  • I now have one very inked up snowflake after I used it as the stencil. I found out a couple of things as I was creating the background.
  • HINT 1: I found it much easier to use the snowflake when I figured out to use a small amount of removable tape on the back of the center of the snowflake. That way I didn’t have to work so hard to keep the snowflake lined up.
  • HINT 2: I used a blending brush with Sahara Sand ink on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock. Since the snowflake is so fragile on the outward spokes, I found it much easier to use the blending brush in outward strokes from the center rather than in a circular motion.
  • When I finished stenciling the snowflakes, I splattered clear Wink of Stella over the cardstock. As usual, the Wink of Stella doesn’t show up well in photos, so I took a close-up of it:

The Kindest Gnomes:

  • I stamped the gnomes on white cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Then, I colored these cuties using the light and dark Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake blends combos.
  • I used the medium SU500 natural tone blend for the skin color and the dark Early Espresso blend for the shoes.
  • Finally, I used the light Smoky Slate blend for their beards.
  • The sentiment on the front comes from the Kindest Gnome stamp set. I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink then cropped it using a banner from the Stylish Shapes die set. Then, I outlined the banner using a Crumb Cake marker.
  • The last thing I did was add iridescent pearls randomly on the embossed snowflake square.

I really hope you try this fun fold! It truly is remarkably easy and people will think it took you forever. Honestly, it took longer to create the stenciled cardstock background than it did to create the whole rest of the card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Cardz 4 Guyz #301 and the Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge!  Billie A. chose the theme of recycling something for this challenge.  In addition, today is the day of the monthly Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop!  As you know, I love fun folds!  For this card, I took my inspiration, and template, from Jackie Beer’s card for the June Fun Fold Blog Hop!  I enjoyed her card and directions, so I recreated it with my recycled background for the front flap and one of the much loved gnomes.

 

Here’s my card:

Here’s the link to Jackie Beer’s card and template on her Blue Line Stamping blog:

Piggy Fun Fold for Hop

Measurements:

 

Here’s my templates, copied from Jackie’s post:

 

The white cardstock on the inside measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.

I trimmed a piece of the Sale-a-Bration DSP (designer series paper), which can be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase,  This DSP pattern of trees comes from the Rings of Love DSP, coordinates with the Rings of Nature bundle in the current mini-catalog for July – December.  This DSP is gorgeous!  Honestly, I didn’t originally think I’d get it.  However, after seeing cards with these beautiful patterns, I completely changed my mind.  

I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.

Recycled Cover:

 

  • I’ve had this piece of watercolor paper for about a year just waiting for the time to use it. I created this with shaving cream, Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake reinkers. That’s it.
  • Here’s a picture of the start of this technique, but with Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, and Mint Macaron. These colors come from the Rings of Love DSP. I spread out some shaving cream on a length of parchment paper.
  • HINT: In this case, less is more. I really should’ve used less shaving cream and less ink. However, you get the point. It’s messy, but simple. Just remember, you have to use watercolor paper. Regular cardstock will roll up.

Kindest Gnomes:

 

  • I go back to work on 08/01 after being off for the summer. Therefore, I wanted to make a card to mail for my husband to get either Monday or Tuesday when I am not home.
  • The sentiment on the front comes from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set. I paired it with this gnome. I stamped both the sentiment and the gnome using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Then, I cropped the sentiment and Crumb Cake mat using the deckled rectangle dies.
  • Then, I colored the gnome using my blends in the Smoky Slate combo, the light Crumb Cake, and the Night of Navy combo. I used my black marker and So Saffron marker as well.
  • Then, I popped this guy up on dimensionals, and added him to the side of the sentiment panel.
  • The sentiment on the inside comes from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set for the inside.
  • I didn’t want a piece of white cardstock showing when the card is folded closed. Therefore, I very carefully trimmed a piece of the recycled watercolor paper to 4-1/8 by 3/4 inches and adhered it to the white inside panel.
  • After trimming the envelope flap and punching the envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Back to the Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop:

When you finish here, I hope you will visit the blogs listed below.  Each one of us loves fun fold cards, and I always learns something new!  


Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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Create Your Own Background for the July Pals’ Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Create Your Own Background. 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:

 

 

I’ve already posted a few cards using this particular gnome, but I think this guy’s the happiest.  He reminds me of one of Snow White’s dwarfs.

 

Measurements:

  • The Calypso Coral base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to form a tent card.
  • Both the inside and the outside white cardstock panels measure 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Soft Succulent DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Then I punched a one inch circle from Calypso Coral DSP for the envelope seal, which I ran through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Creating the Background:

For some strange and unknown reason, I didn’t take pictures of the process of creating the Balmy Blue clouds.  However, I’ve used this technique before using Bermuda Bay ink and did take pictures for that. 

  • I used a piece of window sheet film and cropped it with the cloud looking die from the basic borders die set. Then, I used the window sheet clouds as a stencil. Here are photos of this process using the stencil, a blender brush, and Bermuda Bay ink:

  • I did move the “clouds” as I worked my way up the white cardstock. I also blended very light areas using the dry blender brush. This way, only the bottom layer of clouds appear stark white.

Stamping and Coloring:

  • First, I stamped the mushroom, gnome, butterflies, and the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. The butterflies come from the Elephant Parade stamp set, while the rest come from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set.
  • I used the Daffodil Delight blends combo to color the sleeves of the gnome and the two windows in the mushroom.
  • Then, I colored the mushroom using the blends combos for Calypso Coral and Soft Suede.
  • I also used Soft Suede for the soles of the gnome’s shoes and outlined them with a black marker and added black lines on the soles.
  • Next, I colored the rest of the gnome’s clothes using the Balmy Blue blends combo. I only used the light blend on the pants and underside of his hat.
  • My new favorite skin tone color, SU 500 in the medium blends, comes from the Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends. After I colored the hands, nose, and face, I used the color lifter on a small spot of the nose.
  • I just used the light Smoky Slate to just outline the stamping on the beard.
  • As long as I was coloring gnomes, I colored one for the inside of the card and one for the front of the envelope.
  • Finally, I colored the butterflies using my Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers.
  • I used a stitched rectangle die for the sentiment and the butterfly die from the Elephant Parade’s coordinating dies.
  • Everything else was cropped using the Gnomes dies.
  • I added dimensionals under one of the mushrooms, one of the grass pieces, the mushroom, gnome, and the sentiment. The dimensionals necessary under the butterflies are mini-dimensionals cut into quarters. Talk about tiny!!
  • Everything else was adhered with multipurpose liquid glue.

With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Back to the Pal’s 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 August 10th. Our theme will be Seasons’ Greetings, where we will showcase projects inspired by our favorite seasonal time of the year.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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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:

 

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