Tag Archive | Special Celebrations Stamp Set

Secret Message Card

Hello Stampers! Today I have a really unique card for you. It’s very easy to make but it really has a “wow” feature! I got the idea from fellow stamper Dawn Griffith.

 

This looks like a normal card with the gate opening but once you open it there are surprises.

 

 

Under the flap there are messages.

 

 

Now you can see little messages on both sides of the inside of the card.

 

 

 

Now make a tent out of the inside messages and pull the sections apart…

 

 

…and you will find more “hidden” messages!

 

 

To help you understand this card and get full and easy directions…I’m going to send you to Dawn Griffiths video.

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Abstract Impressions, Special Celebrations, Bella and Friends, Itty Bitty Greetings, Dragon Dreams

Ink – Mango Melody, So Saffron, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive

 

Be sure to try this card out…it’s soooo cute!

Until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna

 

 

Advertisements

Flourishing Love

Hello Stampers! I think today’s card is quite elegant and simple. It would make a great Anniversary or Wedding card. Mine is for a Wedding. 

It’s simple but makes a statement. I used the Springtime Foils (a FREE gift from out Sale-A-Bration promotion) for my background and used our Foam Adhesive Strips to pop up the whole piece. It looks amazing in person.

This is my inside sentiment from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set. I thought the little Flourish die would carry the front over and it added to the elegance of the card.

I cut out the word love using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and popped up the word with Dimensionals. The Silver Foil really makes the word pop.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Special Celebrations

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White; Springtime Foils (SAB); Silver Foil

Accessories – Flourish Thinlits; Sunshine Wishes Thinlits; Foam Adhesive Strips

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Sometimes simple is the best.

Happy Stamping!     Donna

Panda Waterfall Card

Hello Stampers!  We are freezing here in Southern California – it’s been in the 50’s and 60’s and as low as 30’s and 40’s  in the morning…brrr. Hope you are warm and healthy. We are just not accustomed to this cold weather!

I have a very cute card for you today. It’s the Waterfall Card some of you are familiar with and our Sale-A-Bration Pandas. 

See the little white tab at the bottom?  Just give that a little tug and the next Panda will appear.

Sorry about the smudge…Tip: If you use Archival Basic Black be sure to let it dry thoroughly.

Here’s the next one.

And the next…

We made this card in my classes and at first the ladies thought they would never be able to do it. In the end…EVERYONE was successful! 

You want directions…right! Here you go.

Card Stock:  Base – 4″ x 5 1/4″; Strip – 1″ x 4″; (cut 4) 2″ x 2″

DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″

Whisper White:  2″ x 9″ (score at 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/4″); (cut 4) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″; (optional – 3 3/4″ x 5″ for back of card)

  1.  Adhere the DSP to base and optional Whisper White to back, using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch – punch a half circle at the bottom in the center
  2. Stamp the Whisper White squares and adhere to the cardstock squares
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2″ x 9″ Whisper White strip at least 1/2″ from 1st score mark and leave at least 3/4″ from bottom of this strip
  4. Fold on score lines all in one direction (curving toward the sentiment)
  5. Adhere the 1″ x 4″ strip ONLY on sides to the base about 1″ from the bottom of base
  6. Adhere the squares (adhesive ONLY on the top of square) starting at the midway fold ON THE BACK SIDE of the sentiment along the score lines and work your way up putting a square along each fold
  7. Slide the Whisper White (WW) strip with squares attached through the cardstock strip, center it and line up with bottom, put adhesive on strip but be sure to stay within the boundaries of the WW strip, fold the top half of WW strip (with the squares) over the adhesive laying flat and press.
  8. You’re finished!

It may sound daunting but it really isn’t. Give it a try…if you have any problems…contact me.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Special Celebrations, SAB Party Pandas

Ink – Archival Basic Black

Paper – Tranquil Tide, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Have fun with this card and please let me know what other ideas you have for the four squares…flowers, butterflies, etc. Remember to send me a photo of your creation so that I can post it and feature you as my guest stamper.

In the meantime…Happy Stamping!    Donna

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