Thursday, October 30, 2014

DOstamper STARS - #105 - Tent Fold Card

Happy Thursday.  Time again for another DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This week we have a Color My World challenge.

 
Today I featuring these cute pumpkins just in time for Halloween.  How can it be the end of October already?  We are getting ready for trick-or-treating at my house.  My 6 year old son is going to dress up as Batman and my 4 year old son will be Spiderman.  They are too excited.

 
Today's card is made using the Tent Fold technique.  Here are the measurements for making this card base.

1.  Start with a card base cut 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
2.  Score at 4 1/4"
3.  Fold in half on the score line.
4.  Cut a second piece measuring 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".
5.  Using the piece cut in Step 4, apply adhesive to the lower half of the layer attach to the card base.  Tip:  When adhering this layer to the card base, check that the overall height of the card does not exceed 5 1/2".  This will allow the card to fit in a standard envelope.
 

 
I cut out the small pumpkin using the Fun Fall Framelits and embossed the Bermuda Bay layer using the Polka Dots TIEF.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Find even more inspiration from my fellow STARS.
 
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Birthday Pennants Card
  • Sharon Bennett: Halloween Treat Bag
  • Robyn Rasset: Fun Fall Ghost Card 
  • Connie Plaumann: Fall Fest Treat Bag
  • Miriam Bollinger: Love & Sympathy Card
  • Judy Strickling: Flower Patch Birthday Card
  • Jan Carlson: Age Awareness Birthday Card
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    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Good Greetings, Fall Fest
    Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay
    Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
    Other:  Basic Black 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Candy Dots, Fun Fall Framelits, Polka Dot TIEF

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - October 28 - November 3

     
    Here are the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for October 28 - November 3.
     
     
    Here are some cards I created using the Word Bubbles Framelits Die and coordinating Just Sayin' stamp set.
     

     
    Shop my online store anytime for these and many more items.

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    One Sheet Wonder Series - Cards G & H

    Hello!!  Welcome to my Saturday card series.  This week marks the half way point in my One Sheet Wonder series.  Never heard of a One Sheet Wonder?  Well, you start with one sheet of Designer Series Paper and make multiple cards quickly and easily.  I wanted to take that one step further and combine that with fun folds making the cards even more interesting. 

    I have done all the measuring for you and have prepared cutting diagrams to help you get the most from your cardstock and DSP.  If you want to work ahead, you can cut the cardstock and DSP and label them with the letter on the diagram.  Then sort them by letter so you have all the pieces you need for assembling each card.  I also have some general directions for all cards as well as specific directions for each card - including the folding technique.

    Here are the cards for this week:

    Card G - Standard Side Fold
    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    2.  Score at 4 1/4"
    3.  Fold in half on the score line.
    4.  Embellish!



    Card H - Z-Fold Card

    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 4 1/4" x 11"
    2.  Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    3.  Fold on both score lines.  See photos.
    4.  Cut a second piece of cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".
    5.  Using the piece cut in Step 4, adhere to card base.  Apply adhesive to half of the layer and attach to card base.  Tip:  Do not apply adhesive to entire top layer and that will adhere the card closed.


     
    If you need any of the supplies to make these cards, shop my online store 24/7.
     
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Something to Say
    Paper:  Park Lane DSP, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
    Ink:  Soft Suede
    Other:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Neutrals Candy Dots

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    DOstamper STARS - #104

    Welcome back to another Thursday DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This week we are working with the photo-inspired Home Sweet Home Challenge.

     
    I love the colors and feel of this photo.  It definitely feels like fall here in Wisconsin.  The leaves are changing colors and the cool, crisp air just makes you want to cuddle up in a blanket.
     
    I am using our Naturals White cardstock for the background of this card.  The stamping is done using the For All Things stamp set.  I combined that with the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape for the layout of this card.

     
    I stamped another version of this card using Blackberry Bliss.  For this card I changed the orientation from landscape to portrait.

     
    Here they are together.  Leave me a comment below and let me know if you like the Cajun Craze or Blackberry Bliss version better.
     
     
    Thanks for stopping by today.  Find even more inspiration from my fellow STARS.
     
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Autumn Accents card
  • Sharon Bennett: Gently Falling card
  • Robyn Rasset:  Fall Fest Waterfall card
  • Connie Plaumann: Age Awareness card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Lovely As a Tree card
  •  Judy Strickling:  Seasonally Scattered card

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    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  For All Things
    Paper:  Naturals White, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar
    Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar
    Other:  Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - October 21 - 27

    Happy Tuesday.  Today I am sharing the Stampin' Up!  weekly deals for
    October 21 - 27.
     
     
     
    Shop for all these amazing deals in my online store.

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    One Sheet Wonder Series - Cards E & F

    Hello.  Welcome back to my Saturday card series.  This week I am featuring two more cards using my One Sheet Wonder Template

    I have done all the measuring for you and have prepared cutting diagrams to help you get the most from your cardstock and DSP.  If you want to work ahead, you can cut the cardstock and DSP and label them with the letter on the diagram.  Then sort them by letter so you have all the pieces you need for assembling each card.  I also have some general directions for all cards as well as specific directions for each card - including the folding technique.

    Here are the cards:

    Card E - Tent Card

    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
    2.  Score at 4 1/4"
    3.  Fold in half on the score line.
    4.  Cut a second piece measuring 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".
    5.  Using the piece cut in Step 4, apply adhesive to the lower half of the layer attach to the card base.  Tip:  When adhering this layer to the card base, check that the overall height of the card does not exceed 5 1/2".  This will allow the card to fit in a standard envelope.



    Card F - Standard Side Fold
    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    2.  Score at 4 1/4"
    3.  Fold in half on the score line.
    4.  Embellish!

     
    All the supplies for these cards can be ordered from my online store.  Shop Now.
     
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Something to Say
    Paper:  Park Lane DSP, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
    Ink:  Soft Suede
    Other:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Neutrals Candy Dots

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #103 - Joy Fold Card

    Hello.  Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This week is a Sketch Pad challenge.


    Two weeks ago, I started a Saturday card series featuring a One Sheet Wonder template that I created, combined with fun folds, to create 15 different cards.  If you have not seen it yet, check out this link.  One of the folding techniques is the Joy Fold card.  This fold is easier than its look and adds such as an impact to your card.


    Here are the folding instructions: 
    1. Cut card base to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
    2. Score:  5 1/2"
    3. Cut second pieces of card stock to 3" x 8"
    4. Score:  4"
    5. Adhere 4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP to inside of card.
    6. Add adhesive to the back of the smaller card base and adhere to the main card base.  Make sure the fold of the smaller card is opening to the right.
    7. See tutorial if you need more information:


    Hope you will try this technique.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps:  Good Greetings
    Paper:  Trim the Tree DSP, Whisper White, Early Espresso
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
    Other:  Early Espresso 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon