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The Impossible Card

Hello Stampers!  Today’s card is really unique. Once again I’ve found inspiration from Dawn Griffith. I love her folds and unique cards. Naturally I made it my own. We made these cards in my September Classes and the girls loved it!

 

The piece standing up folds down to slide into the envelope. It looks impossible but it is soooo easy!

 

Here is a photo of it laying down.

 

 

Aren’t these really cute!

Rather than try to give you the directions I’ll send you to Dawn Griffith’s video:

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2018/04/impossible-card-video.html

A little tip:  make templates if you plan on making more than one card. It is much easier once you’ve done all the measuring. 

This card is great for using up all your scraps and retired DSP.

Side Note:  As you can see I’m still having issues with lighting for my photos. My new camera is not working well so I’ve resorted to using my phone but I’m not satisfied with that either. I’ll gladly accept suggestions. 🙂

Since you can use any color cardstock and DSP I’m not including details. If you have questions…contact me at donnamk47@yahoo.com

Until the next post…Happy Stamping!      Donna

 

 

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Tropical Birthday

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a very bright and tropical card for you using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Thinlits. If you are on the fence about ordering this bundle…do it! This bundle is so versatile and always makes a fun and very “in” card.

 

This card was a big hit in my classes last month. If you don’t like my color combo…try others…you can do so much with this design.

I even jazzed up the inside greeting…

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Tropical Chic

Ink – Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Pool Party, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green Old Olive

Accessories – Tropical Thinlits

 

You may be seeing more cards using this bundle!  Soon I’ll be working on Christmas cards so it might not be right away. 🙂

 

 

Until next week…Happy Stamping!      Donna

Springtime Birthday

Hello Stampers! 

Please check out the side bar to view the NEW Holiday Catalog! You can start ordering from it today!

Sorry you didn’t receive a blog post on Friday…oops. I had it written down that this card posted and well…it didn’t!

This will be very quick…just photos today.

 

I used the lovely die set Springtime Impressions. This particular die is so versatile. You can cut it out in Shiny White Cardstock (as I did) or sponge color onto it or even put a cut to size piece of white behind it while you sponge color and let the sponging go on to the white background to give a whole new look!

 

I used one of my favorite returning colors, Blackberry Bliss, for this card. 

 

 

 

This one shows the sponging onto the die cut.

 

 

This card shows the result of sponging the cut die onto the plain white card stock. Both are lovely!

This set is a must have…you can see that you can change up the technique and use several different color combinations to get some beautiful and unique cards.

Until Friday…Happy Stamping!    Donna

 

Dragonfly Birthday

Hello Stampers!  Hope you are all staying cool. Today I have a quick look at a really neat card.

 

This card is so cool.  I have given it to friends and they LOVE it!  See that little opening around the body of the dragonfly…well as you open the card…the wings pop through…

 

 

and you have this…

 

To close…you just pinch the wings together and slide them through the opening. 

Very easy and actually pretty quick to make. 

Take Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score and fold at 4 1/4″; Basic Black to cut out the die of the dragonfly; any DSP cute at 5 1/4″ x 4″ and another piece 2″ x 4 1/4″

Only adhere the the front piece of DSP then use the Classic Label punch to punch out the opening. You will need to move the punch down a bit more to make the opening big enough for the whole dragonfly. I pushed the punch in all the way from the side so it would be easy to move it down a bit for the second punch.

Once your opening is made close the card to align your inside piece of DSP so that it will be centered under the punch opening you just made and adhere that piece. 

Pinch the wings of your dragonfly and glue only the body of the dragonfly to the INSIDE of the card but with the card closed so you can line up the dragonfly with the opening. 

Stamp and punch your front sentiment and stamp your inside sentiment. I used dimensionals to “pop” my front sentiment up.

You can use any label type punch for your sentiment and any sentiments you would like. Be creative!

This card is so much fun to make and even more fun for the recipient to receive.

Do try this card and have some fun…until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna

Petal Palette Birthday

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m using the Petal Palette Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. It is available as a bundle and such a versatile bundle. You’ll be seeing it again in coming posts. You have until May 31st to order it.

I was inspired by a card done by Karen Hallman. I used the Petal Passion DSP as a background.  Just ordered another pack of that DSP!

 

Isn’t this little bird adorable! I popped him up with Dimensionals and I tilted the inside layer for fun. It’s a fun card.

This photo came out a bit darker which is more like the original. 

This is really a pretty quick and easy card to make and can be sent to male or female.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Petal Palette Stamp Set, Rose Wonder

Ink – Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive, Petal Passion DSP

Accessories – Petals & More Thinlits

 

Actually different shots but liked them all so you got to see the card a few times. 🙂

Have a great week and Happy Stamping!    Donna

You’re Inspiring Birthday

Hello Stampers!  I have another favorite stamp set…You’re Inspiring.  Also tried a new technique.

These lovely daffodils are from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set.  I tried the technique of cutting out parts of the image and placing the oval die behind them to get the overlap of the flowers…I love it! The flowers, stems and leaves are actually colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.

The inside sentiment is taken from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. If you have this set…go back and revisit it. There are so many great stamps within this set.

The background has some texture by using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I used my flower rounder on the oval so that it puffed out in the middle and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals only in the center. The look is great – raised center and flowers over the edge of the oval. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – You’re Inspiring, Colorful Seasons 

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Accessories – Ribbon, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Write Markers, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

 


 

Hope you enjoyed this card and will try out this technique yourself.  Have a GREAT week!   Happy Stamping!    Donna

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Playful Panda

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (a day early)! 

 

I used that great hexagon punch and scraps of DSP to create the background and the hearts punch to create the 4-leaf clover. It’s made of  retired products but sometimes you just can’t part with them.

 

I also have an adorable card using the Party Pandas from Sale-A-Bration. Unfortunately this awesome sale ends on March 31st so if you have your eye on a particular item in the Sale-A-Bration brochures now is the time to act.

I got this idea for the Panda card from another card I had seen and for the life of me I can’t find it again and forgot to write down the creator’s name. I always like to give credit where credit is due but I sketched this so long ago. 

 

These little Pandas are just so cute. I’ll be keeping this set for a long time! I used the Color Theory DSP in thin strips to represent the bamboo for these little fellows. I used this card as a birthday card but it could be for friendship or a note card. 

I found to get the best black for the pandas I used the Archival Basic Black rather than Memento Tuxedo Black. The Archival was a deeper black. Warning…you need to let it dry thoroughly…or it will smudge.

Have a safe St. Patrick’s Day!  Happy Stamping!      Donna