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Touches of Texture Sympathy Card

Hello my dear Stampers! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Every day I can make cards is a great day for me.

Do you find stamping and creating as peaceful and relaxing as I do? If so, be sure to make time in your hectic schedule to create! When I first started as a Stampin’ Up! demo I spent at least one afternoon a week in my craft room. Now, after almost five years as a demo…I spend some time every day in that room. My husband now expects me to be in “my space” every evening after dinner and part of each afternoon.

With the new catalog making it’s debut there are soooo many new ideas that I MUST try. But first…I have another CASE from Mary Fish. What can I say…when I see it and I love it I have to make it.

Once again a nice clean design. I used Whisper White for the base card and Pink Pirouette for color. I repeated the image on the envelope. I really like to decorate my envelopes and sometimes use a colorful insert on the flap. 

I used the Scoring Tool to make the “lines” on each side of the base. That is Old Olive ribbon from the past. It’s too pretty not to use. 

Card Measurements:

Whisper White – Base, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″; 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ for image piece; Inside – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Pink Pirouette – 3″ x 5″; Inside – 4″ x 5 1/4″

 

 

I carried the lovely little flower onto the inside with the touching sentiment.

The front panel of Whisper White and Pink Pirouette was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Don’t you agree this is a lovely clean card that says so much?

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Touches of Texture, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette

Accessories – Scoring Tool, Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers, Old Olive Ribbon

 

I know if I received this card I would feel that the sender really cares and knowing it was made with love makes it all the more special. 

Remember…an email or text just isn’t the same as a hand stamped card. If I can be of assistance in helping you make a card like this just email or call me. I’d love to help you create!

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

 

Tulip Greetings

Hello my dear stampers! Today’s card is a bit different and it’s actually made with the Bird Builder Punch which is retired. 😦 Don’t forget…if you want a retired item, contact me…maybe, just maybe I can find someone selling it.

 

To make the tulips I used the wing of the Bird Builder Punch. I cut long strips of Cucumber Crush to make the stems. The actual card base, some of the tulips and the ribbon are all in Daffodil Delight.

 

This sentiment is a sneak peek at a new die for 2017-2018. I LOVE it!!!

You may notice a little sparkle to the tulips…I brushed the accents with Clear Wink of Stella. It almost makes the tulips look like they have a bit of dew on them.

 

Here’s a close up of that awesome new die! Can you imagine how stunning it would be if you built it up with several layers using another new product…Multi purpose Adhesive Sheets.

We made this card in a class and it was very well received. In fact, one of the gals wanted the Bird Builder Punch to make more of this style card and I found one for her at a very reasonable price.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette), Bird Builder Punch, 1/2″ Seam Binding in Daffodil Delight, Clear Wink of Stella

 

I hope you like this card and will try one for yourself. Don’t forget…send me a photo of your creations via email and you just might be my guest stamper!

Take care and until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Timeless Love

Hello Stampers. Hope this greeting finds you all in good health. This seems to be the season for anniversaries so today I have a very pretty anniversary card for you. (My husband and I are celebrating our 48th tomorrow May 9.)

I’m very happy with the way this card turned out. The doily adds the wedding like touch therefore this card could be used as a wedding card too. Actually…for almost any occasion if you just change the sentiment. I like to use color on color for backgrounds and the word “congratulations” worked out great. The circle is popped up. The vellum is not plain…it has a little flower pattern to it (retired).

This is a great sentiment from the Timeless Love Stamp Set. This whole card was done using only that set. Unfortunately it will be retiring on June 1. (If you like it, get it now!)

That little sprig of flowers colored with markers really adds to the inside as well as the envelope.

The pearls look as though they are holding the banner in place and also add a little bling.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Timeless Love

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky

Paper  – Soft Sky, Whisper White

Accessories – Doily, Layering Circles Framelits, Vellum, Pearls, Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Soft Sky)

 

This is a lovely stamp set and it makes very pretty cards. Hope you enjoyed seeing my creation.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

Circle of Spring Greetings

Hello my fellow stampers! Hope you all had a good week. Today I have a visit back to the Wonderful Wreath Thinlits and the Circle of Spring Stamp Set. **Note – sorry for the yellowish tint on my photos. I took these outside but in the shade of the house and I’m afraid the beige stucco of the house cast this tint on my photos.

The Flirty Flamingo cardstock is so nice and springy along with the little Pink Pirouette and Tempting Turquoise flowers. The Daffodil Delight centers add another touch of spring. I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Old Olive ribbon – they blend together well.

The background was done using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

After making a couple more of these, I decided to sponge the wreath with a little Wild Wasabi. I like the white on white but decided the wreath needed to stand out a bit more.

I haven’t finished a card with this sponged wreath yet but I think it will stand out better. Where you see the blank flowers is where the cut out Tempting Turquoise flowers will be “popped up”. I purposely had darker spots rather than all the same color green. Any comments?

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets – Circle of Spring, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi)

Paper – Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories – Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Wonderful Wreath Thinlits, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon (R)

 

Now that I look at the white wreath on white…I’m not sure about the sponging. 🙂 I need to complete a card with the green sponging and then I’ll make a final decision before I complete the rest of the cards. I had quite a few left over from my March classes so I’m finishing them with various greetings – Mother’s Day, Birthday, etc. for my upcoming Craft Fair. This is proof that the more we look at a card the more ideas we can come up with.

Take care, stay healthy and have a great weekend! Until Monday…Happy Stamping!   Donna

 

Lovely As A Tree – Double Flip Card

Hello my dear fellow stampers! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving card using the Double Flip Fold. I’ll also describe the construction. It’s easy!

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Lots of little details…like the Versa Mark leaves in the background and the drops of color on the white.

Then you pull the corner of the square and…

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As the card opens the corner flips so it is visible on the inside now. Neat, huh!

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Here’s a close up of the leaves. I just took a bunch of markers and kept adding color. I REALLY like the way these leaves turned out.

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This is a wonderful fold and can be used for everything!

Double Flip Card

Card Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4

To make fold over – make a tic mark at 1/2″ from fold at top; another along right side at 3 3/4″. Using your Stampin’ Trimmer connect the marks and score

Inside – color card stock (I used Pumpkin Pie on this card) 4 x 5 1/4; neutral color (I used Whisper White) 3 3/4 x 5

Outside – color 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; neutral 3 1/4 x 3 1/4

Banner – color 5 1/2 x 3/4; neutral 2 1/2 x 5/8

 

I used an old favorite stamp set – Lovely As A Tree. Some have asked why it has been around so long…because it is a “go to” stamp set!

 

Products used:

Stamp Sets – Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Cajun Craze, Versamark

Paper – Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers – Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze  

 

 

Get Well Soup

Hi my stamping friends!

You know how we hate to make Get Well and Sympathy cards but they are necessary…so…here’s a very cute and homey type Get Well card.

Get Well Soup 1

I think this stamp, Get Well Soup, is just so cute. I didn’t like the plain bowl so I stamped and cut out that portion from a piece of DSP. Then punched out the heart in black, added the soup (Crushed Curry) and the rim of the bowl (Calypso Coral) and there you have it!

I really like the Calypso Coral with the Black and Very Vanilla.  You know how crazy I am about the Curvy Corner Trio Punch…had to use it! (Don’t know why they retired it but maybe if we all beg…they will bring it back!)

There is a nice Get Well sentiment inside from Thoughts & Prayers SS.

Get Well Soup 2

As you can see, I carried the punched corners to the inside.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Get Well Soup, Thoughts & Prayers

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry

Paper – Calypso Coral, Black, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP (R)

Accessories – Itty Bitty Accents Punch (R), Curvy Corner Trio Punch (R)

This is a quick and easy card so give it a try. Be sure to check out the next post…a REALLY cool card!

Happy Stamping!