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  • Paper Pumpkin

    Last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    Last of the June 2020 Alternatives Ohh, man the alternatives have been amazing!! Wouldn’t you agree? I know I have enjoyed creating with June 2020 Paper Pumpkin. Mine started with this post. But sure did not end there… but I am sad to say that the last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin alternatives are in this post… You will be able to get your hand on the July kit soon. Did you know however that you could now sign up for the August kit?? I would love to have you join us on the Pumpkin Whispers …. a Paper Club group to help me create a few alternatives and…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/16 Coffee and Cards

    OHHH, what a ride we had for Coffee and Cards yesterday? Yikes!! Due to some technical difficulties I am going to try and do a YouTube video on that last card. I am sooo very sorry. FYI, it was not my internet, it was not your internet either. It was FB and I sure hope it does not continue. Fingers Crossed! ANYWAY!! How cute are all three of these cards!! Love it!! When I do the video I will share all the measurements and that… it will be early next week!! This fun “cap” fold is one we have done before, and is perfect for this time of year. Even…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/12 Coffee and Cards

    To Color or not to Color all the flowers…?? Well, what would you do?? I am sorry to report that I left the flowers. I actually like all the “Black and White” space. YIKES!! What is happening to me? Yes even this one… How are you feeling about the Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather?? We may just have to try this full on cardstock together. Look for that in the NEAR future! I sure hope you are not sick of this fold! I am enjoying it! Thankful also that I remember all the measurements. I can not find a single thing in the pile of post-its, scratch paper and print…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  Technique

    5/2 Coffee and Cards

    All of this from one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White Want to learn the steps that we took?? Check out the Coffee and Cards on YouTube! I shared how the reversible stamp idea started!! Yes, from the demonstrators!! WooooHooo! How much are you loving the paper we created?? WOW, I do love when and idea turns out even better!! Would you agree?? Here are the three we created for the live. Using Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede. However, I will say that adding the splatters to the one of the left might be my favorite of the three!…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    2018-2020 In-Colors….saying good bye

    Yes, they are retiring!! Are you ready to say good bye to … Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. I have been playing a little bit more.. and I am going to be sad. Yeah Yeah, we are going to get 5 new colors, but after spending 2 years with these… just sad! Ohhh, I used this card for my team swaps too!! Love my Inky Whisper Sisters, you could join us next month! You will not want to wait!! If there is an ink, refill, cardstock or whatever from this group, please contact me or get your order in ASAP!! Use the host…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Best Dressed and Fancy

    What is your color? I was working on my tutorial for the TTT group and had some scraps left. What do we do with scraps?? Yup, we make more cards! Here is the result…. to make it even better, how about a fancy fold? Here is how to create this fold… card base of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4. Then you cut off 3/4 of an inch. Use that 3/4 inch piece score at 3 inches and tuck under the inside layer. DONE. Easy, right?? Reminder stamp prior to using your adhesive! We all make mistakes! Hint: use the same ink color as your cardstock for…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    1/11 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Emmerson!! My niece is celebrating her birthday today and asked for a “pop up” card. Yes, she sure is my niece! I am thinking this is not what she was thinking of, but Pop Up it sure is! Do you see that NEW and FREE DSP?? Lily Impressions is what it is called and yes FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50. And if you check out my video, I am sure you can find SOMETHING that you can NOT live without!?!Hahaha All these butterflies are usually all connected. Prior to going live I fussy cut them all so we would have more time to see more of…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    12/7 Coffee and Cards Perfectly Plaid

    Did you know that you still have time to get in an order?? I know you will want to add the supplies for these festive gift card holders! 12 x 12 paper not even needed!! WooooHoooo! The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 and with just a few scores ( 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2) you create your “pocket” for the gift card. I choose to use the Stitched Nested Labels Largest die (149638), nice finished edge AND a perfect fit! Well you want to see more of what I am talking about?? Check out the replay on Facebook or the YouTube video below! Need a demonstrator?…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Come to Gather fun fold

    One of my usual groups loves a simple card with a touch of fun. How did I do?? Using the Stamparatus (146276) and a Maple leaf. Remember the idea from last week using the Timeless label punch (149516)? I love how if fits more sentiments now! In addition to that punch idea, how about a SIMPLE fun fold. Take out your new Trimmer (152392) and your favorite 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock. Long at the top and score at 3/4 of an inch and then again at 6 1/4. DONE! Just remember to only put adhesive on that folded over section. Here is a fun fact, use Tear…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Wonderfully Wicked Cemetery

    I am sure ready for some fun Halloween projects! I even did a video to walk you through the steps… You will want the Wonderfully Wicked (150547), Everyday Label (144668), Ink and Paper… Window Sheets (142314) for the “flying” bats and Silver Metallic Thread (138402). Adding the mini dimensional to the window sheets helped to keep them “flying”. The video below will walk you through all the steps.. I did add the Wink of Stella (141897) to all the kitties after the video. The front kitty was also added after the video… she was just too cute and needed another friend. I sure hope this helps to spark some crafty…

  • Fancy Fold

    Apple Box with Harvest Hellos

    This Fun Fold “Apple Box” using the Harvest Hello Bundle (153037). I did use a sentiment from the Country Home Stamp Set (147678). The “Happy Harvest Blessings” went perfectly with the apples and box. The Twist fun fold is SOOO easy! Using a 4 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock you score on the diagonal from end to end. Go ahead and use your bone folder (102300) to get a crisp fold. Using the flat side (across the top edge) and score at 5 7/8 for the center fold. Be sure that the “pocket” side is your front. Layering with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder (152320). Adding the “used”…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Floral Essence Fun Fold

    I love this card! It is funny when you see a stamp set, love it and then…. YIKES, How do I use it?? Have you ever done that?? For a while… that was what happened with this stamp set. The Floral Essence Suite (pg 107 152166) has DSP and Vellum, Ribbon and flower centers… along with a punch and stamp set. Sounds perfect, right?? Yup, but just was not clicking … until this card!! This easy fun fold card, could be used with several different kinds of stamps, not just flowers!! (I am sure you will see it again!) I tried to get the name of the fold, and searched…

  • Fancy Fold,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Waterfront Watercolor Technique

    Today, its a double play… Fancy fold AND a Technique. Starting off on page 125 of the annual catalog. The catalog uses Pigment Sprinkles, but what about watercolor instead? Here is what you will need: Waterfront Stamp set (146386) Call me Clover (147178) and Old Olive (100531) re-inker Pretty Peacock (150083) and Old Olive (147090) ink pads. Burlap Ribbon (141487) Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) Aqua Painter (103954) The cardstock measurements; Sahara Sand base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Pretty Peacock 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly think Whisper White 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. This will walk you through step by step!! I can not wait to hear what…

  • Challenges,  Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Technique

    Challenge #197

    Sorry, I waited to post this until Sunday, but wanted to be sure that the judging for the Fair was over, but still in time for the Challenge Judging… phew, down to the wire as always! Using the color challenge from the Global Design Project and also making it my fair entry. What Fair you ask… Well, did you know that your County 4H fair has an open class?? yes, for adults. Ours is run by the homemakers groups. I have taken items before… it is fun to find out what other folks in the County are doing for fun. More on that once the fair opens… Monday! ANYWAY… Looking…

  • Fancy Fold,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Garden Lane Fancy fold

    This is a Crossover Gate Fold… Starting with DSP (149460) from the Garden Lane Suite (152450), and moving to The Magnolia Lane Suite (152178) for the sentiment, stamp and dies. The punch Timeless Label (149516), Braided Linen Trim (147808) and Lastly, Rhinestones (144220). The Magnolia but is colored using the Stampin’ Blends: Granny Apple Green (combo-147274), Petal Pink (combo-14272) and Old Olive (combo-144597). Phew.. get your pencil and paper ready…. here is the Recipe…. Soft Suede base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (long at the top) Soft Sea Foam 4 x 5 1/4 (inside), and 4 x 2 1/2 (x2) your favorite pattern…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits,  Technique

    More Rosy

    Working that Everything is Rosy set… In case you run out of ideas. This one a fancy fold. Thank you to my friend Christine, for the reminder of this fun “Fancy Fold”. Here is how the card opens. No waste from your 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece. You cut off from your card base and use it for the fold over piece. Here is your inside… I just love how you can see the sweeps of Rose Gold shimmer paint. This is a great addition for your birthday cards. The bottom trim is rose gold foil using a die that is included in the kit. Also, cut out pieces…

  • Fancy Fold,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Resilient, Strong and Beautiful…

    There are huge benefits to becoming a demonstrator… here is a HUGE way… Swaps. When in Michigan with 86 demonstrators you bet I got sooo many amazing cards in trade for this. Here is how swaps work… design one make several (48) and make them all the same, sometimes making two different colors the same design, but…. anyway. Swaps are an amazing way to get ideas and to share your ideas with others. Here is a bonus… this beauty is a fancy fold. An easy one at that, just fold over half way and pretty! Here are the scores… a 4 1/4 by 11 piece of cardstock long at the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek

    Many Blessings (#3)

    This is Stamp-a-Stack card number 3. The colors for this card are Powder Pink and Rich Razzleberry. How about the addition of that copper star?? Or you can use the snowflake that is also included in the pack. This card is a “fancy” fold… see pictures below. The Stamp Set used here is located in the 2018 Holiday catalog on page 46. The Many Blessing stamp set 24.50 stamp camp pre pay price $38. add the embossing folder for $8 If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of your cards and make 5 of this…