Tag Archive | 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

Friend Flip Fold Card

Hi Stampers.

Since today is the Fourth of July I’d like to wish you all a Happy Fourth! Shock…I do not have a red, white and blue card for you. ūüôā Instead, I have a little different twist on a greeting card. Got the inspiration from Dawn Griffith. She has so many great ideas so “why invent the wheel”!

Instead of the normal card this one has a single piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and then you build from there.

I used the new In Color – Fresh Fig and the Fresh Florals DSP. Those new In Colors are great.

The Blushing Bride is adhered to the Fresh Fig and then there is a small fold in the DSP which adheres over the Blushing Bride. Whisper White is then centered with the back of the DSP onto the Blushing Bride. It’s quite different and I do like unique folds and cards.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Bunch of Blossoms

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Fresh Fig, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Laying Circles Framelits, White Satin Ribbon (R), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch


This is such a fun card to make and I can see it made with all the new In Colors. It would make a great gift set of Thank You cards in a cute little box!¬† Hmm…just might do that!

Here are the measurements I used:

Fresh Fig – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″;¬† Blushing Bride – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″;¬† Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″;¬† DSP – 3 1/4″ x 6″, score on the 3 1/4″ side at

5 9/16″.

I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White and then punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. Punch out a 1 3/4″ circle from Fresh Fig, and a 2″ circle from Silver Glimmer. Glue them together. (Might want to use your Fast Fuse especially on the Glimmer paper.) ¬† ¬† Using the 2 1/8″ Circle Framelit cut out a circle in the DSP, then use that die and the 2 1/2″ Scallop die together to make the frame. Glue it together and add the ribbon and you’ve got an awesome card.

Give this card a try and send me a photo…I’ll highlight you as my guest stamper!

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Have a great 4th and Happy Stamping!    Donna




Washi Swaps for On Stage San Diego

Welcome Stampers! I’ve been busy getting ready for our BIG event here in San Diego for Stampin’ Up! San Diego is one of the Local On Stage locations. We will get a sneak peek at the new Annual Catalog which will be ready for ordering on June 1, 2017. This is a very exciting time of the year anticipating all the new products and colors. I am part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals and we are gathering after the event for dinner together. We will do a card swap so I thought I’d show you my swap card today.

I belong to a small stamp club and one of the gals demonstrated making cards with Washi tape. Well, I fell in love with one of her designs so I adapted it to our Stampin’ Up! products.


I used the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape bundle to create this with Melon Mambo and Black cardstock.

The front panel is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the circle punched out to see the gold embossed message. I was delighted with our Washi tape – there was no rippling or peeling away after I punched. This was not the case with the Washi we used at stamp club.

I made 25 of these cards for our swap and I enjoyed making each and every one of them.


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set – Swan Lake

Ink – Versa Mark

Paper – Melon Mambo, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 1 3/4 Circle Punch


There are so many wonderful things to do with Washi Tape, you really must give it a try. I’m planning on making more cards using Washi Tape. I love it!

This is a quick post and on Monday I’ll show you the card that I demonstrated for our Pals Make and Take today. Three of us San Diego demonstrators are hosting this event and we will¬†provide the Make and Take cards for 20 visiting demonstrators to make. I will also share the cards presented by Peggy Noe and Linda Foster in future posts.

On Monday I will share what I learned at the On Stage event! (At least what I will be able to share at this time.) Until then…

Happy Stamping!     Donna

Many Thanks

Here’s another quick and easy card. You can use it for almost any occasion. Once again I used DSP and some stamping.

Many Thanks

Two posts ago I showed you another quick and simple card using this gorgeous Painted Blooms DSP. This is the same 12 x 12 piece but a different portion therefore a whole different look. By using the scallop circle punch on the back of the circle greeting and popping it up with dimensionals I got a new look.

Until my next blog post…Happy Stamping!

Birthday With A Flip

Flip Card Birthday

Here’s a really cute fold for you. You just pull the flap behind the little cupcake and it opens up to stamp your sentiment or write a message. I have seen this fold used for every type of card. It’s so versatile. I got the idea for this card from Julie Davison.

Start with cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″; score on the 11″ side at 2 1/2″, 6 3/4″; Punch a 2 1/2″ circle between the top and middle fold; 4″ x 4″ DSP for the front bottom; 2 1/4″ x 4″ DSP for top flap; after DSP is adhered to top flap then punch the circle (two layers is too much for the punch). On this card I used a 1 3/4″ circle with the little cupcake punch for the closure tab. I made others and actually built a cupcake with the Cupcake Builder Punch. Try it…it looks really good. See the list of products used for the other punches I used.

I really like the DSP in the Cherry on Top Stack. These 6″ by 6″ stacks are so great. You get at least four of each print and they are the perfect size.


Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Circle of Spring, Party Wishes (used for cupcake on the envelope), Botanicals for You (SAB – inside sentiment)

Ink – Watermelon Wonder

Paper – Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP Stack

Accessories – 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Party Punch Pack


Try this fold out for any occasion and send me a photo of your creation and I’ll post it here on my blog. In fact, send me a photo of any of your creations and I’ll post them. One of the great things about stampers is that we love to share – copying is OK!

Tomorrow I’ll be emailing my weekly news so if you haven’t received one yet…just send me an email and I’ll get you on my mailing list. Remember…that is where I share all promotions (like Weekly Deals) and any other news and tips.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Punch Bunny Easter Card

I have been wanting to make a card with a bunny for years. I found this adorable bunny on Pinterest and I just love the way it turned out.

Punch Bunny Easter

I think I’ll put ribbon or a strip of paper (maybe DSP) to separate the Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi on my next card. It’s a great card for the grandchildren.


Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Birthday Blossoms, Rose Wonder, Delightful Dozen (Retired)

Ink – Crumb Cake, Soft Sky

Paper – Whisper White, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black

Accessories – 1″ Circle Punch (1 in Whisper White), 3/4″ Circle Punch (2 in Whisper White), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (1 in Whisper White), 1 3/4″ Oval Punch (4 in Whisper White and 1 in Pink Pirouette cut in half), Word Window Punch (1 in black cut in half), Rose Garden Thinlits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, White Gel Pen, Project Life Pen 0.1


Try this delightful little guy out for yourself. Once I had all the pieces I sponged the edges of the Whisper White with Crumb Cake to give more depth. I popped up the top of bunny with dimensionals but adhered the paws directly to the Wild Wasabi. The sentiment is also popped up. I added a pink bow but you could go crazy with embellishments on this bunny. If you have the Sale-A-Bration set Pedal Pusher you might find a way to use some of those little stamps to add on. 

Please share your bunny creations with me and I’ll post them on my blog.¬†

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!