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Pop Up Book Birthday Card

Hello Stampers! Today I have a really cool card for you. I was inspired by Dawn Griffith (again). I love cards that are interactive or pop in some way. Dawn must be on the same page and she inspires me so much.

Don’t look at this card and say ” I can’t do that, it looks so difficult.” It may look difficult but it’s really easy! We did this card at my last month’s class and everyone really liked it.

OK, nothing difficult about some dry embossing and die cuts. Now watch…

There’s the WOW! Just the way you cut, score and fold makes this greeting pop out like a book. I’ll first list the products then get into the directions.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Butterfly Basics, Special Celebrations

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Night of Navy, So Saffron, Whisper White

Accessories – Sparkle Embossing Folder, Stitched Framelits

 

Now for the measurements:

Base – (Night of Navy) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″    

Front (Night of Navy)  3″ x 3″

Inside (Night of Navy) 2 1/4″ x 2 5/8″….cut 2

Front ( So Saffron) 4″ x 5 1/4″

Inside (So Saffron) 5″ x 8″

Front (Whisper White) 3″ x 3″  Stamp and then die cut with Stitched Square (will be smaller)

Inside (Whisper White) 2″ x 2 1/2″ …cut 2

Directions

  1. Take the inside So Saffron piece that is 5″ x 8″; on the Stampin’ Trimmer on the 5″ side – line up at 1″ then cut between 1″ and 7″, turn to other side and do the same.
  2. Same piece – on the 8″ side  SCORE between the cut lines at 1″ and 1 1/2″
  3. Same piece – now score the top and bottom (above and below the cut lines) at 21/2″
  4. Same piece – score all the way top to bottom at 4″
  5. Now turn and repeat steps 2 and 3
  6. Folding – top and bottom strips fold valley, mountain, valley;  center folds valley, mountain, valley in center, mountain, valley
  7. Adhere the inside center piece 1/4″ inside the edge of the Night of Navy card base…DO NOT TRY TO PUT THE CENTER FOLD INTO THE CENTER FOLD OF THE CARD BASE.
  8. Tip:  Put adhesive on only one side and attach, now fold the center panel up, put adhesive on that center piece and then close the card. This will insure that the card will fold properly with no buckling. 

You may have noticed that I also embossed the flap on the envelope. Very easy…just slide the flap inside the embossing folder and fold the envelope closed behind the embossing folder.

 

 

This fold can be used for any type card. It really gives a WOW to the card and the recipient will love it. 

Please try to make this card and IF I have forgotten anything (hope not) PLEASE contact me ASAP so that I can make a revision. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

 

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Medallion Birthday

Hello my dear Stampers!  Once again I must ask you to forgive me for missing a couple posts. I am having the WORST luck with my computer.  The keyboard had quit functioning once again. My husband was in the process of following the Costco Concierge on how to fix it and while it was doing it’s thing the manager he was speaking to had to leave since they were being evacuated in Ft. Meyers, FL. Until they return my computer is now totally dead. I decided I’d best try using my notebook so here goes. 

Still having trouble linking the Holiday Catalog – try this: Click Here

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Today’s card is simple and elegant and can be used for either male or female. I’m really loving Washi Tape and this card makes it happen.

See what I mean! I’m still using the retired Gold Glitter Washi Tape from last year (I bought a ton of it since I loved it so much!) I used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits – two together to get this design and the Washi Tape! That’s all! How easy is that! I decorated the envelope with one of the designs in the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set.

 

 

Just a simple Happy Birthday from the stamp set Rose Wonder and a bit more Washi and there you have it!

 

We did this card in my August class and the participants liked this design because it is so versatile. 

If this works then I’ll be ready for my Friday post! Until then…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Powder Pink Birthday

Hello Stampers! This month the theme for my classes was Birthday cards. Many of the participants asked for more masculine ones or cards that would be suitable for anyone. I had to have just one fluff card and here it is. 🙂

I absolutely LOVE this Happy Birthday die – the font, the size – this die has it all. I used the new In Color Powder Pink and it was a big hit. 

I used the circle I cut out from the front for the sentiment on the inside. I used silver embossing powder. I love the Stitched Framelits, they give all the shapes that extra touch. I added some Fresh Fig flowers for contrast. I used the Washi Tape from Paper Pumpkin on the corner of the envelope.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Bunch of Blossoms

Ink – Versamark

Paper – Whisper White, Powder Pink, Silver Foil, Fresh Fig, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Whisper White Seam Binding, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

 

This is a nice clean design with a lot of appeal. Hope you enjoyed seeing one of my latest cards. I have a few more ready for you so keep watching for my posts. 

Quick Note…I’m having trouble linking the new catalog to the image but I did post it here on September 1 so just scroll to that post. I also have the catalogs on my Weekly Newsletter as well as my new class schedule for 2018. If you are not receiving my Newsletter please email and ask to be added to my email list. That is where I provide all the promotions as well as catalogs and schedules. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!      Donna

 

 

Eastern Beauty Tri-fold

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a very cool tri-fold card in Berry Burst using one of my favorite sets…Eastern Beauty.

I have really liked this bundle since it’s early release. Berry Burst is such an elegant color for me. The Garden Trellis Embossing Folder is so versatile! I think you’ll be seeing it a lot on my cards.  Those little sparkles of gold are Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Here’s the card closed…you can see that the medallion is keeping the left flap closed.

Here I’ve pulled the front panel out from the medallion and it is starting to open the card.

This photo shows the card fully opened. Of course I had to use the Happy Birthday Thinlit (another winner in my book!).

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty

Ink – Berry Burst

Paper – Berry Burst, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlit, Metallic Enamel Shapes

 

The photos just don’t do justice to this card. I’m so pleased with the way it turned out. Hope you like it too!

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Tic Tac Toe 7.1.17

Hello my dear stampers! I’m joining a new sharing group called Tic Tac Toe. We are given a tic tac toe board to use to create a new card. This is my first attempt  – my row is Blue, Embossing, Happy.  I thought it sounded like fun. 

I wanted to create a card that could be used for a male without being totally masculine. It’s not too fussy and I like the way it turned out.

You may notice that the front panel has NO stamping! Don’t worry…I’ll use some stamping on the inside…right now I’m not sure who this is for so I’ll hold off on the sentiment.

The Happy Birthday is ‘popped up’ with Stampin’ Dimensionals. We now have Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals as well as Foam Adhesive Strips. That makes life a lot easier!

Since we’re about to celebrate the 4th of July I thought this card could have some patriotic colors by filling in the spaces of the Swirly Scribbles die with Real Red. Just a thought. 🙂

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper

Accessories – Sparkly Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Happy Birthday Thinlit, Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents (R)

 

I’m very pleased with how this card turned out. Of course you will think of ways to step it up to meet your needs and likes.

Let me know what you think of my Tic Tac Toe card. 

Happy Stamping!     Donna

 

Peek A Boo Birthday Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m going to show you a really cool card. I’m calling it the Peek A Boo Card but it is also called the Telescoping Card. I’ve had a few very short posts but I’m going to warn you – this will be a long one.

Looks just like a Gate Fold…right? Watch…

Hmm…what’s going on?

A birthday cake is sneaking out.

Wow! Isn’t that really cool? It’s such a neat surprise.

 

 

A fellow demo in my upline group showed us this but in a larger size. I scaled it down to a regular 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″ card. Really had to use my math skills on that!

Here’s all the directions. Hope you can follow them.

Telescoping Card

Stamp Sets – Endless Birthday

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Soft Sky Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral

Accessories – Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Stampin’ Write Markers, Foam Strips, Tear and Tape, Mini Balloon PunchM

Mint Macaron:

  • Card Base – 5 ½ x 8 ½ , score at 2 1/8 on each side on 8 ½ side (to form a Tri-fold)

  • Center Panel – 5 ½ x 3 ¼

  • Flaps – cut 2 – 3 ¼ x 3 3/8

DSP:

  • Cut 2 – 1 ¾ x 5 ¼

  • Cut 1 – 5 ¼ x 3

Whisper White:

  • Cut 2 – 2 ½ x 2 ½

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish on score lines

  2. Adhere the 5 ¼ x 3 piece of DSP to Center Panel

  3. Cut the window using Stitched Shapes die through both pieces of panel – ** save the Mint Macaron piece for front

  4. Adhere the two front pieces of DSP

  5. Stamp Happy Birthday on one piece of Whisper White and the birthday cake on the second piece

  6. Using the smaller square die from Stitched Shapes to cut out the Happy Birthday and the larger square to cut out the square from the piece you saved

  7. Using your template cut the V in the two flaps

  8. Adhere the white square to back of card lining up with window

  9. Adhere the window panel with foam tape on top and bottom

    Adhere the flaps to the front covers at score lines lining up with window using Tear and Tape

  10. Points of the flaps overlap in center

  11. Adhere the two squares to ONE SIDE front

  12. Punch out balloons in Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral and adhere under the window

Donna Kopenski 2017

Here’s the template:

Start with a rectangle measuring 3 1/4 x 3 3/8 and cut a V in the center of one 3 1/4 side 1 3/8 in.

I taught this card to my Stamp Club and with care they all got it following written and some verbal directions.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Please try to make it. Once you’ve done it…you see so many possibilities. It’s such a fun card!

My next posts will be from my May class featuring Congrats cards. The neat thing about them is they can be used for so many different Congratulation events.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Retro Mosaic Madness

Hello dear stampers! Today I’m going back in time with a retro card I made up for a friend’s birthday. I used the retired Mosaic grouping of products – Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and Mosaic Punch. I almost sold this group but changed my mind and I’m so happy I kept it.

 

There are a lot of details in this card but that’s what makes it so unique. I also used the retired Scallop Trim Border Punch (another one I’ll be keeping for a long, long time).

 

 

So…do you see the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit? Can you tell I’m crazy about this die! This card has a lot of old and a bit of new.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Mosaic Madness (R)

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Accessories – Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (R), Mosaic Punch (R), Scallop Trim Border Punch (R), Happy Birthday Thinlit, Pearl Basic Jewels, White Satin Ribbon

 

Now I need to explore this same idea with the Eastern Palace Suite. Did you order yours yet?

Until my next blog…Happy Stamping!

Donna