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Fine Art Floral Bottom Fold Card

Today's post features a demonstration of a Bottom Fold Card. It's unique and fun and easy to make. In the video replay of my February 19th Facebook Live, you'll see me make a bottom fold card and see 2 more I made all featuring the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. You'll even see a demonstration of using our new Gilded Leafing with Tear & Tape for an easy, beautiful embellishment on your handmade cards. So take a seat and enjoy this video which I hope you will find so helpful and inspiring that you'll want to make some bottom fold cards of your own.

Card Dimensions:

  • Card base = 6 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold on score line.
  • Layer inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP for front flap = 5 1/4" x 2"
  • Stitched Nested Die Flap = Use 2nd largest die.


Peaceful Moments Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Adding Gilded Leafing Embellishment to the top and bottom of my Basic White card stock was easy to do using Tear & Tape. No heat tool needed for  Gilded Leafing technique.
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment used on this card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. It's filled with wonderful sentiments for so many different reasons for sending cards and spreading love and caring.
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

For the card below, I used the same paper from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper pack but switched out the Merry Merlot and Basic White card stocks for Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. I like both pairs of card stock with this particular DSP equally well. Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Once again, I used Gilded Leafing and Tear & Tape to add a touch of elegance to my handmade card.
Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Poppy Parade is a wonderfully bright and cheerful color to coordinate with the two paper patterns you see on the birthday card below. These too are from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots are my embellishment of choice for this birthday card. To me, they scream "celebrate".
Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!



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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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Well Suited in 2 Styles!

Take a look at two styles of masculine cards I created with the Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up! One card is created using several coordinating papers from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper pack. The other card is a fun fold card and features one piece of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper but showcases BOTH sides of it. Take a look at my video replay below of a recent Facebook Live I did. You'll get all the dimensions you need plus some tips for successful card making as you view my video demonstration of these two masculine cards. Of course, these layouts are perfect for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers. 

 

I absolutely LOVE this Well Suited Suite but most especially its Designer Series Paper. It's perfect for making masculine cards to celebrate the special men and boys in your life. It's bright. It's bold. It's fun. I created two a great cards featuring this fabulous Well Suited Designer Series Paper. 
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
This card layout is awesome for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers.
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Look at all the details, in addition to the many pieces of DSP, I used on this card to make it fun and interesting! Twine in Basic Gray & Night of Navy, Matte Black Dots, and card stock punched with the Double Oval Punch. They're all great separately, but together, they're a party celebrating your special guy!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

The card below features one of my new favorite fun folds because I love being able to feature BOTH sides of my favorite Designer Series Papers as often as I can. This is another great card layout that will work with any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
 A little stamping on the inside of this fun fold card makes for a fun surprise!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Make today a great day! Make a card. Send a card.


Flower & Field Fun Fold Cards

I love, love, love creating with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. In today's post, you'll see one of my current favorites - the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper I got FREE with a $50 purchase. You too can get this free with your $50 order through February 28, 2021, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion. In the following Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate how to make a fabulous fun fold card that showcases BOTH sides of your paper. That's right. You don't have to choose which side you like best! I hope you enjoy viewing this video and find it helpful and inspiring, so helpful and inspiring that you want to make some of your own. Doing something creative is fun and good for our souls. And when we share our creativity by sending our handmade cards, sharing our projects ideas, and inviting others to create with us, we spread that fun and happiness.


Wonderful As You Stamp Set & Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! punches are easy to use and make your stamped sentiments focal points of your handmade cards.
Wonderful As You Stamp Set & Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Matte Black Dots are the perfect size embellishment for the flowers made with the Small Bloom Punch and coordinate perfectly with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper.
Wonderful As You Stamp Set & Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Wonderful As You Stamp Set & Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Coming up with pleasing color combinations is easy when you use the colors in your Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper as a guide. Did you know the Stampin' Up! colors included in each Designer Series Paper pack are listed on the label on the back of the packages? I find this so helpful.
Wonderful As You Stamp Set & Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Use a Sponge Dauber and an ink pad to color the center of your daisies.
Wonderful As You Stamp Set & Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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Other Stampin' Peace news.....

 

In Bloom Bundle Card Class to Go 

Deadline to pre-order is Tuesday, February 23rd. Don't miss out on this awesome class.

Announcing my In Bloom Bundle Card Class to Go. Class fee of $68 includes In Bloom Stamp Set & coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies, a package of Pearl Embellishment, card stock & supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), PDF tutorial, & Priority Shipping. AND get free pack Paper Blooms DSP & supplies to make 6 MORE cards. It's like getting 2 classes in 1.

PLEASE EMAIL ME for Registration and Payment Information.

In Bloom Card Class to Go = $68

PDF Tutorial Only = $20

Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions, and instructions for 6 different cards.

Schedule for In Bloom Bundle Class to Go:

  • Tuesday, February 23rd - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • Wednesday, February 24th - Stampin' Up! products for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • March 1st - 5th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • March 6th - Class to Go kits will ship.
Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com to pre-order and pay for your In Bloom Bundle Class to Go.
 
 
 
 
FREE BOHO INDIGO PDF TUTORIAL with Purchase of Product Medley
 
Get a FREE PDF TUTORIAL to create 3 sets of cards with 4 different designs per set. First set is birthday cards. 2nd set is botanical cards. 3rd set is made with 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. Free PDF Tutorial also includes a standing desktop calendar and gorgeous HOME Collage. The collage can be personalized with your family name or any other word that speaks to you, and it makes a great gift. These projects were the featured Make-n-Take projects at my January Creative Escape Weekend. They were a HUGE it with my guests.
 
The Free PDF Tutorial includes supply list, photos of each individual project, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to complete all projects pictured.
 
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!
 
To get this FREE PDF Tutorial (a $25 value), purchase the Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132, $70) at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code QZ3AWGMX. You will also get your choice of a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Product. The online store will prompt you to make your Sale-A-Bration product.
 
PLEASE NOTE: One of the card sets uses the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Step (#152539, $19). You can add this to your Boho Indigo Product Medley order and get a free pack of Gilded Gems from me or simply substitute with another stamp set you already own.
 
Your FREE PDF Tutorial will be sent via email within 24 hours of you ordering your Boho Indigo Product Medley.
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Sunday, my Stampin' Peace friends! I wish you a happy, healthy productive week. Please visit www.stampinpeace.com again for more creative inspiration.

Darling Donkeys Pop-Up Card

I love this card. I had so much fun making it and sharing it on my February 8, 2021, Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. I love it, first of all, because it is a fun fold card, more specifically, a POP-UP card! I promise you that after watching my video demonstration, you will see that making pop-up cards really is fun and really is easy. And everyone loves getting a pop-up card!

The second reason I love this card so much is that I made a picket fence using the Banners Pick A Punch. I was inspired to include a picket fence on this Darling Donkeys card by a card I saw created by one of my Merry Stampers Team Members, Avis Anderson. I thought it was so clever. I'm looking forward to making more picket fences on my cards and scrapbook pages thanks to Avis!

 

These are the cards created by Merry Stampers Teammate Avis Anderson that inspired me to make my own picket fence cards. I was so excited when the idea to combine the Darling Donkeys Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set with a white picket fence. Thanks for inspiring me, Avis! I see more picket fences in my future.139215981_10224065457814220_3557180751810801166_n


Darling Donkeys Stamp Set with Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Our Stampin' Blends make coloring these Darling Donkeys easy and fun. They are my favorite coloring tool.
Darling Donkeys Stamp Set with Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
HEE- HAW! Who would have guessed this sweet little donkey would be the pop-up surprise inside such a cute birthday card?
Darling Donkeys Stamp Set with Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Another look at this darling card!
Darling Donkeys Stamp Set with Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

In other Stampin' Peace News...

Get a FREE PDF TUTORIAL to create 3 sets of cards with 4 different designs per set. First set is birthday cards. 2nd set is botanical cards. 3rd set is made with 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. Free PDF Tutorial also includes a standing desktop calendar and gorgeous HOME Collage. The collage can be personalized with your family name or any other word that speaks to you, and it makes a great gift. These projects were the featured Make-n-Take projects at my January Creative Escape Weekend. They were a HUGE it with my guests.
 
The Free PDF Tutorial includes supply list, photos of each individual project, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to complete all projects pictured.
 
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!
 
To get this FREE PDF Tutorial (a $25 value), purchase the Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132, $70) at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code QZ3AWGMX. You will also get your choice of a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Product. The online store will prompt you to make your Sale-A-Bration product.
 
PLEASE NOTE: One of the card sets uses the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Step (#152539, $19). You can add this to your Boho Indigo Product Medley order and get a free pack of Gilded Gems from me or simply substitute with another stamp set you already own.
 
Your FREE PDF Tutorial will be sent via email within 24 hours of you ordering your Boho Indigo Product Medley.
 
If you need assistance ordering, please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com or 513-641-6592.
 
 
 
 
 
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Be My Valentine Pop Up Card

Pop-Up Cards. We all love them, but how do you make them you might ask. Today's post shows you how quickly and easily you can make your own pop-up cards. It's fun and easy to do when you follow along with my video demonstration. I hope you enjoy watching this Video Replay of my February 5th Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group and find it helpful in creating your own Pop-Up Cards! Trust me when I say the people who receive your pop-up cards will love them and be filled with delight and awe.

Black, White, and Real Red - a classic color combination for Valentine's Day and Love! The True Love Designer Series Paper is all black & white with floral prints on one side and geometric prints on the other side. Pair it with Real Red for classic Valentine cards as I did on these Pop-Up cards I made for my daughters or add a punch of your favorite Stampin' Up! color!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!
A Pop-Up card can be made simply as I demonstrated in my video above, but it sure says "WOW" to the recipient of your pop-up card.

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The stitches on the banner, the scallops on the black heart, and a single rhinestone adds lots of pretty detail to the inside of this pop-up card.
True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

I made the treat boxes below for my daughters to coordinate with their pop-up cards above. I used True Love Designer Series Paper with the Love You Always Treat Boxes and filled with chocolates and a Graeters Ice Cream git card.

True Love Designer Series Paper & Love You Always Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!
True Love Designer Series Paper & Love You Always Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Wishing you lots of love on this Monday. Here's to a brand new week filled with possibilities make it great.


2-Step Stamping with A Touch of Ink

Have you ever tried 2-step stamping? Well, if you never have (or if you love it), you need A Touch of Ink Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This Photopolymer stamp set makes 2-step stamping easy and FUN with it's beautiful line images and solid shapes for adding touches of color. You'll love the flowers, leaves, butterfly, and hummingbird images to mix and match. In this video replay of my February 3rd Facebook Live, I'll show you how easy 2-step stamping is plus show you how to add multiple colors to a single stamp. 

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card bases in Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pool Party = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card stock strips in same colors = 1 1/2" x 4 3/4", cut bottom end at an angle as shown.
  • Fine Art Floral DSP in coordinating colors to card bases = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White for inside of cards = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White Stitched Circles = use largest circle die from Stitched Shapes Dies

A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

It's so easy to do 2-step stamping with a Photopolymer Stamp Set like A Touch of Ink. I love my Petal Pink butterfly and light Mossy Meadow leaves.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the simple message of HOPE.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

So Saffron flowers on another pretty monochromatic card.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Pearl Basic Jewels add a subtle touch of bling to these cards.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Another beautiful monochromatic card, this time in Pool Party, to let a friend know they are thought of and loved.A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Yes, you can add multiple colors to a single stamp image. I colored on the butterfly and hummingbird solid stamps with Stampin' Write Markers. I used Sponge Daubers and Classic Stampin' Pads to color the flowers. Be sure to view the video above to see me demonstrate each of these coloring techniques.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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Thanks for viewing today's blog post. Do something creative everyday, and color your world beautiful! It's good for you and for others you touch with your creativity.


3 Ways to Showcase BOTH sides of your favorite DSP

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers - I just can't get enough of them. So many choices of DSP collections in an array of themes, images, colors, and patterns. Don't even ask me to name my favorite. I can't choose just one as my favorite. AND, yet, there is a common problem when I use my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. Often times, I like many of you I'm sure, find it difficult to decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to use on my card or project. What's a paper crafter to do??? Well, in today's video, I have 3 solutions. 3 card layouts you can use to showcase BOTH sides of your Designer Series Paper. Yes, I said BOTH sides of the DSP. You don't have to choose. Hooray!

Please enjoy watching this video replay of a recent Facebook Live, then start creating with your favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. And, if you come up with your own unique ways to showcase both sides of your DSP, be sure to share them!

 

Sweet raspberries in shades of Rich Razzleberry and a "book binding" fold make showcasing both sides of this paper easy and fun.

Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

I snipped a 2" line from the center of the right edge to the middle of my DSP and folded back the corners to create this fun fold showing off both sides of my paper. It's unexpected, clever, and so easy!

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

I used a 3/4" x 4" strip of coordinating Designer Series Paper for an added touch to the inside of the card.

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

This sweet strawberry hello card was created using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Punch out 4 pieces of DSP and flip 2 over so everyone can enjoy both sides of this cheery DSP.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

I love the coordinating Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Strawberry Builder Punch! Do you have yours?

Sweet Strawberry Bundle & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

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Thanks for viewing today's Berry Delightful DSP post. Berry best wishes for a great day!


True Love Happy Anniversary Card

Black and white with a pop of color! That's what this card featuring the True Love Designer Series Paper is all about. The True Love Designer Series Paper features floral prints and geometric patterns in black and white making it versatile enough to use for just about any reason or occasion. Add a pop of color to it, and it's even more amazing to create with.

For today's card, I combined the True Love Designer Series Paper and Always in My Heart Bundle. Pops of color were added with Sponge Daubers and ink pads in Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Highland Heather. Tearing the DSP and popping up the curvy Happy Anniversary banner with Stampin' Dimensionals are two ways of adding even more detail and interest to this pretty card celebrating love.

I hope you like this card. If you'd like to re-create this one or create one of your own similar to this, I've prepared a Free Project Sheet for you.

Download Project Sheet - True Love Happy Anniversary Card

Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

So many details make this card amazing - the geometric pattern of the DSP and floral print with added color, torn edge of the DSP, stitching and folds of the Highland Heather banner, simple Matte Black Dots. Simple things to make a stunning impact taking this card from good to great.
Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 
 
Send some love with our Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit!
 
Have a crafty friend or family member with a birthday coming up? Know someone who could use a little pick-me-up? Maybe you need one yourself. How about gifting yourself or someone you love a Paper Pumpkin Kit or a few?
 
A pre-paid subscription for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months is sure to bring you and your friends and family a fun, creative escape. PLUS, the ones who receive your cards will feel your love sent through your handmade cards.
 
***Get FREE Sale-A-Bration products with 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription through February 28th. Click here to view Sale-A-Bration products you can earn free with your qualifying orders. 
 
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Use one of the following links to order these Exclusive Monthly Paper Pumpkin Kits :
 
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***I'll be hosting a Paper Pumpkin Night LIVE on Sunday, February 28th, at 7pm EST on my Facebook Business Page, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Bring your kit and craft along with me. I'll show some alternate projects using your kit contents. Or just join in to see what Paper Pumpkin is all about!

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. Wishing you the happiest of days...today and always.


Sand & Sea Memory Pages

It's pretty cold in central Ohio this week and a snowstorm is on its way. Fortunately, my plan is to stay in and work and craft the weekend away. I'll even have a couple friends here for crafting. While I do enjoy a beautiful snowfall, I do dream of days by the beach with sunny skies, warm breezes, and shelling. Our Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite make creating beach themed paper crafts easy and fun. Today's post shows a 2-page scrapbook layout featuring the fun beach and seashell products from the Sand & Sea Suite. My Facebook Live video replay below shows you just how I made this layout and includes and couple of different ways you can add color to the beautiful Pearlescent Paper I used for the seashells. I hope you'll take a look at the video and be inspired by my demonstration.

An alternate use for these scrapbook pages would be to frame and display them with your favorite beach day memories. They make wonderful gifts too.


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper used as the sky and beach for this layout.
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Seaside Seashells 3D Embossing Folder has exquisite detail. Adding a bit of color with Blending Brushes and ink brings out the details even more.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The various colors of ink on the Pearlescent Specialty Paper bring the seashells and plants to life beautifully!
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 

Like seashells, we are all amazing and unique. Remember to share what is amazing about you and to be uniquely YOU. 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post.  


Friends Are Like Seashells

It's true. Friends are like seashells, each unique and amazing and beautiful in their own way. Like seashells, we collect these friends through our life's journey and treasure them and the memories that brought us together through the years. There is so much to love about the Sand & Sea Suite in our January - June Mini Catalog but my favorite parts of it are the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and Pearlescent Specialty Paper. These products combined with Sahara Sand card stock and foil sheets helped me create simple yet stunning cards, each slightly different. 

Please enjoy this video replay of my January 21st Facebook Live. I hope you will be inspired to create and perhaps even learn something new as you view this video. 

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

This first card couldn't be anymore simple. I cut a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper 5 1/4" x 4" and embossed it with my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to my Sahara Sand card base. The card really shows off the details of this embossing folder. Simple and so very elegant.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

The two cards below show a side-by-side comparison of my first card and my second card. Again, I started with a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper, this time cutting it to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I then die cut it using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the large Seaside Seashells Die. Next, I placed my die cut paper into the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (matching up the shells,etc) and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine again. I then used my Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the die cut & embossed Pearlescent Paper to a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" Sahara Sand Foil. Layers were then adhered to a Sahara Sand card base. I used Basic White card stock cut to 5 1/4" x 4" on the inside of the card.

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Just love this sentiments. What a wonderful analogy.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Do you see the difference in each of the following 3 cards. The difference is the stamping. The first card (center front) was not stamped at all. On the second card (upper left), I "stamped off" each of the seashells with Sahara Sand ink. One the third card (upper right), I stamped each of the seashells in Sahara Sand ink at full strength. TIP:  For the 2nd and 3rd cards, you want to die cut, then stamp shells, set ink with Heat Tool, and then emboss with 3d Seashells Embossing Folder.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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Mercury Glass Designer Acetate - How to use it?

The Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate is one of those products that intrigues me yet intimidates me at the same time. I'm guessing that I am not the only one who feels this way. I figure, therefore, that it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and play with this Mercury Glass Designer Acetate and see what I can come up. I hope showing you how I used it to make 3 different cards through the video replay below of my January 13th Facebook Live inspires you to do some creating with the fun new Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate. Give it a try. I think you'll find it is a lot of fun to create with.

 

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!


Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

A simple circle of the fun and unique Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate makes this simple card striking.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up! This is one of my favorite card layouts ever. I never tire of using it. 
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

This is my favorite of all of these cards. This hydrangea can't help but bring smiles and spread happiness no matter the occasion or reason for sending this beautiful card.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

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