Archive | February 2017

3-D Flattened Card – Folded

Hello Stampers! Hope you all had a great weekend. I’ve had some inquiries about how this card flattens. Basically you gently push to one side or the other. When decorating you do want to be careful not to have embellishments hang over onto the sides.

Here’s step 1:


I’m gently pushing along the front panel to the left.

Step 2:


In this photo you can see that I have totally flattened the card to the left.

Step 3:


Make your envelope and slide it in. ūüôā

Flattened to the left…


Or flattened to the right…


Hope this helps. If you measured correctly the flattening should not be a problem. Even after being folded it will go to 3-D standing card.

Have a super week and Happy Stamping!

Flattened 3D Card

Hello Stampers! I learned about this card in a small stamp club I belong to. Nikki showed us this awesome card with purchased decorations inside. I had to come up with something using only Stampin’ Up products so here you go!


This card actually flattens in order to mail. We did make our own envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board.

Here are the directions for the Black cardstock and DSP:

  1. Cut black to 8 1/2″ x 5″, place horizontally and score 2″ from each end.
  2. Cut 4 panels of DSP (2 for inside and 2¬†for outside) 1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″¬† Note:¬† 2 different designs of DSP can be used – cut 2 of DSP 1 (for inside) and 2 of DSP 2 (for outside).
  3. Cut DSP 2 :¬† Center panel – 4 3/8″ x 4 7/8″; Small panel – 4 3/8″ x 1 1/8″; Medium panel – 4 3/8″ x 1 3/8″; Front panel – 8 1/2″ x 7/8″
  4. Cut Black: Small panel – 6″ x 1¬† 1/4″, score at 3/4″ at each side;¬† Medium panel – 6″ x 1 1/2″, score at 3/4″ at each side; Front panel – 8 1/2″ x 1″, score at 2″ at each side.

This is the beginning…




Then decorate.


Here’s another version…


Notice that I used different DSP for the center panel and two sides and the polka dot on the outside panels and other panels.

And a closer look…


We made this in my February class and they all turned out great! Each person put their own twist into the decorations and they were all fantastic. (I should have taken photos but I was so involved in the group I forgot!)

This is a fairly easy card to put together. The decorations can take some time with stamping, punching and Big Shot cutting. The time is well worth it. We have so many new dies now I’m hoping to create some different versions of this delightful card.

TIP:¬† Save the heavy plastic from packaging (you know, the ones you can never get apart) and cut into strips. These are great to use to stand up your decorations so they don’t flop around.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Stamping!


Avant Garden Birthday Wishes

Hello Stampers! Today I’m featuring one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets – Avant Garden. It is a fantastic set. There are so many cards you can make with just this one set. Here’s a birthday card we made in this month’s classes. CASE’d from Brandy Cox.


Made the background from the dotted stamp on one side with Night of Navy. Then added the Night of Navy cardstock to the opposite side.


Isn’t this sentiment beautiful! I love the font. This will get a lot of use.


Stamped the Sweet Sugarplum flower onto the white then stamped again without re-inking onto scrap then fussy cut the lighter flower to give the whole flower some depth.  I did the same with one of the leaves.


Also stamped the flower onto the envelope. Plain envelopes just don’t do for me anymore. ūüôā

This stamp set can be earned with any $50 purchase as a FREE gift. It’s a winner in my book!


Products Used:

Stamp Set – Avant Garden (SAB)

Ink – Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum


I hope you will consider getting this great photopolymer stamp set. It’s¬†efficient when you can use just one set for the whole card.

I’ll have another birthday card from my classes on Friday. Until then…Happy Stamping!


Inside the Lines 2

Hello Stampers!¬† As promised, here’s another look at the phenomenal Inside the Lines DSP¬†and Watercolor Pencils. I did use the same paper but I’ll also try some others and different¬†layouts.


It was a beautiful day so I took this photo outside in our lemon tree. You can see the lemons peeking through. Love, love, love this paper!


Here’s a close up of the large flower and bee. You can see where my water coloring went out of the lines a bit and I just realized I have a white water color pencil. I’ll see if I can touch it up with that.


I used Wink of Stella on this card to give it some sparkle. I used it on the wings of the bee and all the flowers. Really adds some pizzaz, doesn’t it! Because it was photographed in full sun to get the sparkle it may look a bit washed out.


I love it, especially placed on the black card. Any other color card would have detracted from the vibrant colors of the design.

The products used are very basic…Inside the Lines DSP (free Sale-A-Bration), Black Cardstock, Water Color Pencils, Wink of Stella¬†and Aqua Painters.

This is a short and sweet post! Until Monday…

Happy Stamping!

High Flying Birthday

Hello Stampers! Today I have a little whimsical card. My cousin’s husband used to fly planes and his birthday is coming up. I got the idea from Sherri Eddleblute and added my own touches.


I couldn’t resist and thought this was just so cute. I’m pretty sure he’ll like it.

Here’s a close up of the plane…


Punch art is so much fun. It’s amazing what can be done with a few simple punches!


Products Used:

Stamp Set РTeeny  Tiny Wishes

Paper – Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point

Accessories – Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch


I know I had promised another card using the Inside the Lines DSP today but I had so much fun making this card I just had to share it right away. I’ll get busy and work on another Water Pencil card for Friday!

Have a very Happy Valentines Day!

Until Friday…Happy Stamping!

Inside the Lines

Today I have a very unique card for you. I used our Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines DSP. It’s like coloring pages…very cool. I used our current Watercolor Pencils as well as the set I had from 2002! Yes, I was cleaning out a box tucked in the closet and to my surprise I found a brand new set of 24 Watercolor Pencils dated 2002! I can’t just let them go to waste now that I found them. I have no idea what the colors are and they are not labeled like the current set.


I’m VERY pleased with the end result. I had thought about using some Wink of Stella to give it some glimmer but changed my mind. Then I thought about coloring another large flower and pop it up over this one…no. So I left it as it. Sometimes less is more!


I used Mint Macaron for the card and then two different green water color pencils (one is Old Olive).


A close up of these awesome pencils in action. I’m so crazy about these Water Color Pencils I don’t think I’ll go back to water color with ink. The pencils give a softer look. I love it.

You really must give the Water Color Pencils and this fantastic DSP a try! I’m going to do another one for Monday so check out my blog then.

Until Monday…have a great week end and Happy Stamping!

Emmi’s Birthday

Hello Stampers! Today I’m going to share a birthday card I made for my granddaughter who just turned 3. She LOVES purple and has recently switched from flamingos (mingos) to giraffes – so…


The giraffe is from a retired stamp set called Zoo Babies which I can’t part with for just this reason – it has an alligator, zebra, lion, rhino, monkey, macaw, giraffe and elephant. All animals children love. The DSP is also retired. Remember I told you my goal this year is to use up all my retired DSP.


After taking the photos my husband suggested that I eliminate the two end candles and have only 3 on the top. He’s so smart! I carefully removed those two extra candles with an Exacto knife and she loved it.


Here’s a close up of Emmi’s new favorite animal. I also stamped him on the envelope.

I’ll be sharing a really cool card¬†on Friday called Flattened 3-D . So, come on back for another visit.

Until then…

Happy Stamping!

Bloomin’ Valentine

Hello Stampers. Today’s Valentine card can actually be used for almost any occasion. I left the inside of the card blank so that any sentiment can be added when needed.


I miss Blackberry Bliss so much that I find myself using Rich Razzleberry quite a bit lately. Add a little Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum and you have a great combination of colors.


The layers give this card an elegant appearance. Clean and neat is this card 100%.¬† The little flowers from the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits pull the Blushing Bride into the design. And of course, adding the tiny pearls gives the flowers a little bling.

The inside is a piece of Whisper White with a small strip of the DSP across the top and a little sprig of flowers from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set. (My photo didn’t turn out quite as nice as I would have liked so I chose to delete it.)


Products Used:

Stamp Set – Bloomin’ Love

Ink – Rich Razzleberry

Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP

Accessories – Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels


Until Monday…Happy Stamping!