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Created by Suzie Jewell, 2022

 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies: 

  • SUITE COLLECTION – Hues of Happiness (158828)
  • STAMPS – Happiness Abounds Bundle (158824)
  • PAPER – Basic White Thick cardstock (159229), Parakeet Party (159259), Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (DSP) (158822)
  • INK – Sweet Sorbet (159216), Parakeet Party (159208)
  • OTHER – Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine (149653), Blossom Happiness Dies (158823), Dimensionals (104430), Glossy Dots Assortment (158827), Stampin’ Seal or Tombow Glue

            

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Basic White Thick card base - 4 ¼” x 11”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Parakeet Party – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White – 3” x 4”
  • DSP – 3 ¾”  x  5”, 2 flowers and leaves for Die cutting
  • Scrap Basic White 

            

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the leaf stamp in Parakeet Party onto the basic white 3” x 4” and stamp the sentiment onto the scrap.
  2. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Parakeet Party and emboss this layer with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder
  3. Die cut 2 Leaves and 2 flowers from the Designer Series Paper and die cut the edge of the Basic White 3” x 4” piece, adhere the leaves and flowers.
  4. Adhere this layer to the embossed layer with Dimensionals and then adhere to the base card with seal or glue. 
  5. Adhere the sentiment with Dimensionals and Add embellishments. 

 



 



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If you have received a new catalog, I am sure your wish list is quite long....at least I know mine is.... And those colors.....  The new In Colors are the BEST Stampin' Up! has had in years!  They are a MUST HAVE!!!! Why not get all the new colors for FREE????  YES - FREE!!

When you join Stampin' Up! between May 3-31, you will receive these items for FREE:
    •    All 5 new In Color Ink Pads
    •    In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (pack of 40 sheets)
    •    In Color Assorted Card Stock (20 sheets)

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The question we get a lot is what to order in your starter kit. I would suggest the basics for a brand new stamper who doesn’t have anything to start with Ink, paper and stamps but with this promo your getting the in-colors ink and paper so I would suggest a few clear blocks, adhesives, a stamp set or 2 and a few embellishments.  If you need further help choosing I am available to help and I would share my go to tools that I can’t live without. I am pretty sure you’ll love all the discounts like I do.  





 

I played around with some background stamping, then tried the baby wipe technique to color the caterpillar. I decided to use the new In Colors Starry Sky and Parakeet Party to make an alternative card with the caterpillar and butterfly stamps. I used the Ornate Floral embossing folder that is retiring. Those cute little flowers are sweet.  





I know I will make some more alternatives. Here are the cards done as the kit directs. 





Join us for Paper Pumpkin and zoom parties the 4th Sunday each month. 
Our next paper pumpkin shindig will be in person on June 5th at my home.  
PM me for info if your local. 



 






I took the base card from the kit flipped backwards and die cut with stitched dies a window, added a bike, the beach houses colored with blends, the palm tree, sand and grass. Then stamped the sentiments. The stamps and dies from Paradise palms, dies from New Horizons and the bike is from Tulip dies.  

Here I cased from Rachel Tessman adding the elements from the kit to black cardstock. Stamped the sentiment and grass from the ocean set.   


Here is another window die cut adding the birds and the fence from the New Horizons Suite. I love everything about this Suite. 

I wanted to create a card using the special extra stamps from the kit. I really love Misty Moonlight with this flower stamp. 




 A fun fold is always fun. I embossed the trees and stamped the trees from Grassy Grove. 





Another favorite stamp set that is retiring but the boat looks so cool on this paper. 

It’s been a busy month just playing with all these stamps. 
I have so much fun! I hope you get time to create.  






This could very well be the very first largest virtual swap I’ve had the pleasure to take part in using the Uniquely Artistic stamp-set we received free for attending our companies 2022 On Tour event this April. We will focus on networking, stamping, and business training. 

These global, three-hour live virtual events, hosted by our demonstrator development managers (DDMs), are designed to kickstart and support the launch of the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. We get to connect, share, and exchange ideas with other demonstrators. We’ll be receiving best practices and selling tips to launch the new 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and networking with other demonstrators in our areas! Seeing project ideas that will help us support an “inventory-proof” business! Learning about best business practices from other demonstrators and the benefits of building a team is a great way for us to grow and be there for you, our customers.  



I used Misty Moonlight cardstock for the base, added a layer of basic white embossed in brick, then added a layer of the layering designs vellum. Then added top basic white die cut with color and contour dies and stamped with the March Paper Pumpkin sentiments and added dimensionals. 


I love to add embellishments, I added Misty Moonlight gems and ribbon.


 It was a challenge this week to create at all after having the flu so maybe the monochrome Misty Moonlight shows my mood but it really is my favorite color and I am sad to see it retire.  

Thanks for stopping by. 

⚓️ Suzie








 



Here is a free Tutorial of how to create this fold card. I hope it inspires you and you will share yours.
Tag me if you do 😁

 Stampin’ Up! Supplies: 

  • STAMPS – Any stamps you have, I used In The Moment and Waves of Inspiration
  • PAPER – Basic White Thick Cardstock (159229), Waves Of Inspiration Designer Series Paper, Basic White Cardstock  (159276) 
  • INK  PAD – Gorgeous Grape, Black Momento, Soft Suede,  Watercolor pencils
  • OTHER – Paper Trimmer (152392), Stamparatus (146276), Simple Shammy (147042), Clear Block Bundle (118491), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) Tear n Tape, Bone tool

Cutting & Scoring:  the base

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock - 8” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 3”, 6” & 7” 
  • Basic White Cardstock - 3” x 6” score at 4¼”


Cutting & Scoring:  the layers

  • Designer Series Paper – 2 ¾” x 5 ¼”, ¾” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White –  2 ¾” x  4“ (top piece)

 

Instructions:

  • Stamp images and sentiments on the top piece and color the lady. I used the Layering Diorama Dies to give her shape. You can add any stamps you want to the front.  
  • Add two DSP layers to the base with multipurpose glue.
  • Add tear n tape to the 3” x 6” and adhere the shorter side to the back of the base, it helps to fold the base flat first
  • Adhere the top piece to the front 
  • Add any embellishments like coordinating ribbon or gems. 

This diagram below uses the colored Cardstock for the 2 base pieces, you can add more layers by cutting ¼“ smaller piece then the base. I learned this card layout from Linked by Ink teammates Ann Coffey and Debbi Hill. 



 




  


I am sharing in the challenge in Kylie's International Blog Highlights where the theme is "Thank You", and projects voted in the top 10 go on to participate in Kylie's Winners Highlights Hop later in the month. Don't forget, voting is only open for one week and I would love it if you could pop on over to Kylie's blog to vote for me - I am listed at #27, and while there, vote for your other four favorite cards. Click the below button to head over to Kylie's blog:



I was so inspired by Karen Titus’s Pocket card. I found it fun to use up some patterned paper I had stashed. I loved how easy these were to put together! If you place an order with me this month using the host code Posted to the right I will send you a version of this pocket card! 





The pretty pansy’s made the cut too with Soft Succulent, Rich Razzleberry and fresh freesia cardstock, matching the Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya ribbon 

I cut out some pansies from the patterned paper for a pop up accent. 





This card I used In The Wild patterned paper, Soft Succulent cardstock and ribbon. I fussy cut out the tiger. The sentiment is stamped in soft succulent.  




This card I used In good taste and Smoky Slate cardstock with Metallic Mesh ribbon and blushing bride stamp pad. 

Measurements to cut:
 Patterned paper : 4” x 10 1/4”, score at the top 1” and 5” 
 Base colored cardstock: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
 Basic white at 3 3/4” x 5”


Idea Pin on Pinterest

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