Last year I posted a ‘Dandelion Wishes’ set of cards and already seeing leaves starting to turn, I was thinking Fall. I got busy and pulled out my same stamp set for some easy-to-make cards. As I look back I really see how different techniques totally give this set a different look. Love that… as I want to be able to use my stamps in different ways and get the most value out of them.
These two samples are so easy. Stamp, add a bit of color with a dauber, embellish with scraps of paper or twine you have on hand, layer up focal with black cardstock and pop on with ‘Dimensional’ and your favorite greeting. THAT’S IT!
Thanks for stopping by and I would love to see your creations with the ‘Dandelion Wishes’ set. Look forward to your comments and would love it if you share with your crafting friends.
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Here are three cards representing the bounty of fruit Summer brings using the ‘Slice of Happiness’ distinctive stamp set. All three cards have common elements. They are tied together with an embossed background using the ‘Tin Tile’3D folder, a spot of ‘Crushed Curry’ cardstock and a ‘Vellum’ piece behind the focal grouping.
Pomegranate card details:
Cut a ‘Crumb Cake’ cardstock piece 5 1/4 x 4″
Emboss with ‘Tin Tile’ 3 D folder
Attach to A2 Card base
Randomly stamp image on ‘Whisper White’ cardstock with ‘Merry Merlot’ ink and cut to 3 1/2 x 4 1/2″ with ‘Rectangle Die’
Stamp another pomegranate and cut out for centerpiece.
Attach to right side of crumb cake piece and center top to bottom
Cut a banner piece to span across card
Attach 1″ from bottom
Cut ‘Vellum’2 3/8″ circle from ‘Stitched Shapes’ dies
Add ‘Dimensionals’to center of vellum
Take pomegranate cut out and center on vellum with dimensionals
Secure and tuck greeting under pomegranate
Add bow with matching crushed curry ribbon or twine
Similar steps to first card:
Cut ‘Silver Foil’ sheet for background at 5 1/4 x 4′
Emboss with ‘Tin Tile’Embossing folder
Swipe silver piece with ‘Fresh Fig’ink pad
Attach to ‘Blackberry Bliss’A2 base
Stamp grapes in random pattern with ‘Blackberry Bliss’ink on 2 1/2 x 5″ piece of ‘Whisper White’ cardstock
Stamp another for centerpiece and fussy cut out
With a bit of water on a brush (not too wet) go over grapes in darkest spots which will bring up color and dimension (‘Wink of Stella’adds a glisten too)
Attatch 2 1/2 x 5″ to left side of card as shown in picture
Using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies, cut out a ‘Crushed Curry’2 1/5 x 1 1/5″ piece
Layer and die cut a whisper white piece from the same die set and stamp a sentiment in ‘Blackberry Bliss’ink
Layer together and attatch to left side of grape piece 1 /14″ from bottom
Die cut an oval out of vellum
Layer with grape cut out and pop up with dimensionals…same as first card
This card is made the same as the first two except the colors used were ‘Granny Apple’ink, ‘Crushed Curry’ and ‘Mossy Meadow’ cardstock.
Appreciate you stopping by and hope you give this post a thumbs up. Give the ‘Distinctive’ stamp set a try…would love to see your creations to share with others.
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Here’s a sample of how to make a simple card and AMP it up with a pleated design and touch of ribbon to make it a stand out. Used the ‘Good Morning Magnolia’stamp set, ‘Magnolia Lane’ designer series paper, some cardstock from the ‘Subtles Collection’ and one small piece of ‘Scalloped Lace’ trim to finish it off.
Here’s how to make it:
Layer a 5 1/4 x 4′ old olive piece of cardstock on an A2 base card
Layer a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2″ floral piece on top of olive piece
Take a 12 x 12′ piece of designer paper and mark down one side at 1 1/2″ and the opposite side at 4″ Draw a line between them and you should have a wedge looking something like this:
With your scoring tool score across the piece at 1″ and 1/2″ and repeat across paper
Pleat the folds by folding back and forth on each fold line and press with a bone folder to make the folds crisp
Wet Glue the top inside folds of the pleated piece and press until it holds
Before attaching the pleat to the card cut a strip of “Petal Pink’ cardstock that is 5 1/2 x 1/2”.
Attach to fold about 1/4′ from the top of pleats
Glue ribbon on top of that
Attach the pleated piece to your card…center and trim to your liking
Die cut a petal pink piece from the ‘Stitched Framelit’ dies , stamp a greeting and pop up on card with ‘Dimensionals. You can trim down to the stitching, cut a second piece out of olive green 9or the green you used to frame the piece0 and add a shadow if desired.
Hope you like this tutorial. Would appreciate it if you would share with others to pass on some inspiration…speaking of that, would love to see your version of a SU pleated card in so others may gather ideas for their own cards.
As always, if you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours so we can share, learn and grow together with our crafting projects. Just drop me a line for more information.
A kit in this post brings focus on new ways to maximize it’s value.
Paper Pumpkinby Stampin’Up! is a monthly kit that is all-inclusive and primarily a card kit but also has other fun items from time to time to keep the kit fresh and fun. Things like treat boxes, gift tags and seasonal items. Kits have expanded to give us the opportunoity to include stamp sets and papers we may own or add-on pieces to coordinate and expand our creativity. Here are samples of the July kit’s cards and two other items made by combining on-hand coordinating items.
Everything you see on the four card fronts pictured above are included in the kit…so they were easy to make and didn’t need glue or sizzors…or anything!
This treat box was made by coordinating kit contents with the ‘Sailing Home’ bundle and paper from the ‘Come Sale Away’ designer series paper.
This fourth card was an original creation inspired by the kit’s contents. The inside is a paper from ‘Garden Lane’designer series paper and punch out items from the kit.
Didn’t want to forget and show you the quality-lined envelopes that come with the kit.
Hope this post inspires you to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and see how this quality product can give you a way to easily make unique cards and other items.
If you want more information, here is a link to do that:
As always, if you do not have a demonstrator I would be thrilled to be yours. Just let me know. And if you have the July Paper Pumpkin kit, I hope you will share your own creations so others can be inspired to make their own unique items.