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Try this Tri-Fold Shutter Card!

This Tri-Fold Shutter card is so much fun to make. After making my first one, I just knew I had to share it. This video replay of my September 16th Facebook Live includes a step-by-step demonstration so you can make Tri-Fold Shutter Cards too. They may look intimidating, but with my demonstration and tips, you'll see that it's quite easy to make.

The Tri-Fold Shutter cards in this video and post feature the So Sentimental Bundle from the Annual Catalog and the very beautiful Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper which is just one product in the gorgeous Poinsettia Place Suite in our Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. I love mixing and matching products from different catalogs and suites for more creative possibilities. 

Enjoy my video demonstration then get to work making a Tri-Fold Shutter Card of your own. I'd love to have you share your creation with me and others on my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group.

 

I love how these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards turned out that I have a feeling I'll be making lots more of them.Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment and label shapes are from the So Sentimental Bundle, one of my all time favorites.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used three different patterns from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper pack for this card. You can, however, use up to 4 or 5 different papers if you really want to show off your Designer Series Papers.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Holiday Rhinestones and Forever Greenery Ribbon make great embellishments of these cards. Little details like these can make a good card great!
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

View of Tri-Fold Shutter card from the top.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This view shows the back of my Tri-Fold Shutter Card. I added some Whisper White card stock for writing a message. Tri-Fold Shutter cards are great for sending from a group of people. There's plenty of room on the back for lots of well wishes and signatures.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Do you see the slight difference in this card from the one pictured above? I introduced a 4th paper pattern for the center section of the card.

Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Template

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Cutting & Scoring Directions:  Cut card stock 5 1/2" x 10 1/2".  With card stock in horizontal position, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7", and 8 3/4". Turn card stock to vertical position and cut 1 1/2" in from each long side between the first and last score lines ONLY as indicated by red lines in photo above. (Be sure to watch video demonstration above to see how I do this.)

Cutting dimensions for DSP: There are 5 different sizes of DSP to cut. Choose up to 3, 4, or 5 different patterns of DSP to use. 

  • A - cut 2 - 1 1/2" W  x  5 1/4" H
  • B - cut 4 - 1 1/2" W  x  1 1/4" H
  • C - cut 2 - 3 1/4" W  x  1 1/4" H
  • D - cut 2 - 1 1/2" W  x  2 1/4" H
  • E - cut 1 - 3 1/4" W  x  2 1/4" H

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used in these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my Stampin' Up! Store.

Paper Snips
$10.00


Wishing you a weekend of relaxation, fun, and time to take care of YOU.


Variation on Scrappy Strips Technique

I want to give a BIG shout out to my friend and Merry Stampers Team Member, Beth Jones, for introducing me to this cool variation on the Scrappy Strips Technique. Here is her photo of the cards she shared with our team. 

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In the following video replay of my July 24th Facebook Live, I demonstrate this variation of the Scrappy Strip Technique using 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. Check it out, then give it a try. The results are impressive.


Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!

I love the creative twist on the Scrappy Strip Technique used in making this card with a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper.
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Customize your rhinestones and other embellishments by coloring them with Stampin' Blends Markers. They are alcohol-based so dry permanent.

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!

Sometimes I like to add an extra layer of card stock in a coordinating color behind my Whisper White.

Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, & Whisper White card stock by Stampin' Up!

Here is a link to my demonstration of the original Scrappy Strip Technique: https://bit.ly/2LbRPyI

 

Stampin' Up! products used in card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

 

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Playful Pets 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder

A 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder, the darling Playful Pets, Designer Series Paper, a few punches, embellishments, and a classic red, black, and white color combination make for three awesome cards sure to delight any and all dog lovers. I the following video replay of my July 20th Make It With Mary Monday Facebook Live, I demonstrate how to cut your 6" x 6" DSP and how to make 3 cute cards. 

Please note: The July 20th Facebook Live was interrupted not once, but twice while in progress. The first time I was able to restart the Live, so you'll notice where I've added the 2nd Live to the first. The second time the Live was interrupted I was nearly finished with my demonstrations so did not restart again. You'll see the video just ends without a usual goodbye, however, you can see photos of all completed cards as you scroll through this post.

 

This is what the Designer Series Paper looks like when cut to my specifications in the video above. All of it is used in the 3 cards I made except for the 1/2" x 2" piece which I turned over to show you in the photo below.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

These are the three cards I created from the pieces cut from my 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. Aren't they cute?

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Dog Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

This happy pup is the focal point of my card below. I punched it with a 2" Circle Punch from a different sheet from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper pack. I then mounted it onto a 2 1/4" Basic Black Circle. The little heart is part of the Dog Builder Punch. I makes a nice embellishment when popped up with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Awwww...this second pup reminds me of the family dog we used to have, Rosie. I like the use of Red Rhinestones on each end of the striped label I punched with the Lovely Label Pick A Punch.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

"And they call it puppy love." Remember that Donny Osmond song??? The dogs and hearts were all punched with the Dog Builder Punch. That gorgeous Real Red Sheer Ribbon is in our 2020 Holiday Catalog which goes live on August 4th.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Dog Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

Such cute cards, don't you think? Which is your favorite?

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Dog Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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Cut it up. Change it up.

Who would have thought that you could cut up a beautiful stamped image only to make it into a totally different card. Check out the card sketch I used in my July 13th  Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. This one is so easy and fun, that it will have you asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Get all the details in in the video demonstration below.

I chose to color the Ornate Style flowers with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils in Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, and Old Olive.Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!


Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!

I stamped this sentiment of gratitude from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set on the inside of my card.
Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!

I have a feeling the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set in the 2020 Holiday Catalog (going live August 4th) is going to be very popular. Its images and sentiments are beautiful and classic.
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Beaded Pearl embellishments are absolutely gorgeous and add such a pretty touch to the centers of your stamped and die cut poinsettias.
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I added a layer of Gold Foil to both the outside and inside of this card to add to the classic holiday theme and color scheme.Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper is featured in the card below along with the same card layout being used in a horizontal/landscape position.

Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1


Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

I would not have thought of using the Bumblebee color in a traditional poinsettia card. Bumblebee is one of the featured colors in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. It really works with the other colors in the paper.
Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

I layered Whisper White onto Bumblebee card stock on the inside of this card.Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

Stampin' Up! supplies used in the 3 cards above - Click on any link to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Poinsettia Place products will be available to order beginning August 4th.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you put this card sketch to use. I'd love to see what you create with it.


Playful Pets 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder

Hey pet lovers, you need to check out the new and very popular Playful Pets Suite Collection. It includes a stamp & dies bundle, designer series paper, ribbon & trim combo, and an embellishment all with fun and whimsical dog and cat images. Please view these and all Stampin' Up! products in my online store at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or in your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. 

Please watch my June 15th Facebook Live video replay below. My Make It with Mary Monday included a demonstration of how to make 4 cards from a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder using Playful Pets DSP and the Cat Punch. Enjoy creating purr-fect cat and dog cards with the wonderful Playful Pets Suite.

Be sure to watch my video demonstration above which includes how to cut the 6" x 6" DSP to make the following 4 cards.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!  

For those who REALLY love cats, add 2 or more punched cats to your cards and paper crafts.Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
The Playful Pets Trim Combo is great for making cat & dog collars and for embellishing all your pet projects..
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post projects - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Cat Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you are a dog or cat owner or know someone who is, I hope you enjoy creating with the fun and whimsical Playful Pets products. 

Happy card making!


Split Card Technique with Forever Fern

I love the new Forever Fern Stamp Set featured in the Forever Greenery Suite by Stampin' Up! It's filled with beautiful botanical images in lots of lovely shades of green plus has wonderful ribbons, trims, and embellishments to coordinate with the stamps, dies, and Designer Series Paper. I also love using different stamping techniques, so today I combined the lovely Forever Fern Stamp Set with the Split Card Technique. The results are beautiful!

 

With the Split Card Technique, you make 2 card fronts at once.Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here is a close up of the card split after I completed the stamping.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon is a nice accent to these cards.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to dress up up your envelopes and insides of your cards with little stamping.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on links below to be directed to my online store.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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