At my most recent class we made a twist and pop up card using the Birthday Memories suite from Stampin' Up! (145294) This set is great as you can die cut the Designer Series Paper (144118) and use the image on the card so you don't have to do any colouring if that's not your thing. The Twist and Pop Up style is a great wow card and shows off lots of the lovely images available in the set. I have die cut the Poodle, balloon, cake and present all from images on the DSP. The little girl is stamped using Dapper Denim ink and I then stamped and die cut the bouquet so it looks like she is hiding it behind her back. Instructions on how to make the base card and this design can be found in the PDF files below
Today my project using products from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue to create a fancy folded C6 card. This is a really easy fold as it uses a standard C6 card base.
To create the card base, I used a piece of Berry Burst measuring
8 1/8" x 5 3/4" scored in the middle, on the 8 1/8" side, at 4 1/8"
To create the fancy fold, you just need to make two diagonal score lines on the card front. One score line is from the centre of the card to the outer left edge. The second score line is made from centre of the card to the outer right edge.
Then you fold and burnish the score lines folding the card up and back.
BEFORE you glue anything down you need to add the triangle card and paper mat layers.
To create the pocket on the card front to hold your tag:
Place the glue on the inside of one flap only.
See picture as you only place the glue on a small area of the flap to ensure you can put a tag in the pocket.
Note: Before I glued the inside layer card in place, (next step) I did trim off just under 1/4" from the back part of the card, this makes the card stand up better.
To decorate inside the card use a piece of white card measuring 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Using a sponge dauber ink around the edge with Berry Burst ink (144083).
Stamp a sentiment in the middle I used the Label Me Pretty stamp set (143861)
I also stamped the main image from the Floral Phrases set (141767) using just one impression of ink, then stamping along the base of the white card layer, giving an Ombre effect. Glue this in place on to the card base.
The tag is made using white card measuring 2" x 3"
To make the tag use the Scallop Tag Topper punch (133324)
Then you will need to punch out a piece of Berry Burst card (144249) using the Pretty Label punch (143715)
I then used the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Me Pretty set (143861), I stamped using Berry Burst ink (144083) on white card and punched this out also using the Pretty Label punch (143715)
I decorated the scallop tag using the same sentiment stamp being careful to only stamp the flowers from the image. The second label punch layer covers up the sentiment so you only see the flowers showing beneath the Berry Burst label (see picture). Finally I stapled a piece of white ribbon on the tag. It is now ready to pop in the front pocket of the card.
So UPS delivered my new Stampin' Up! catalogue goodies this afternoon. I jumped right in and had a play with the Seasonal Layers dies from the Colourful Seasons suite. This set has so many stamps and framelits, you could easily make a card for every season and more. I was planning to make a garden scene but who knew you could turn a garden chair into an antique typewriter!! It's just the bottom half of the chair! This is a real scrimping project too as I used grid paper as the base sheet, I inked it up with Chocolate Chip ink and a bit of Hello Honey, it's been scrunched and ripped too, and finally I added some Timeless Texture stamped images, all for that shabby effect. I even added a poster, pinned up in the corner that says Better Than Email. This is cut out of our now so last year catalogue! I love giving a few more ideas when using these already amazing products!
As soon as I saw this card fold I knew I had to have a go. It has amazing WOW factor and even better folds completely flat for posting! I used the Nailed It bundle from Stampin' Up! to decorate. The papers are the retired Going Places but also an old car manual cut up which I think really helps to create a proper 'man space'. The cork paper really adds to the feel of a workshop and the tools have been cut out on silver card. The drawers don't open as the card folds flat but I did glue one flat and one on foam pads just to add a bit of dimension. There is a space on the back of the card for your message.
You can find instructions to make this card here
This week I had to go to a friends special birthday party and so I had to make a special card. I had seen the wiper card but never had a go. This card has the WOW factor as it is reasonably easy to make but is fun as it has a pop up feature. Just using scored lines and folds creates a mechanism. You can pull on the card and as it unfolds the 'wiper' part pops up showing a message or you may add balloons or butterflies here too, it is only limited by your imagination, so the possibilities are endless!
The instructions to make this card can be found below
Yesterday I went to a Team Training event with the Stampin Stars, a large group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, and we used the new Memories and More memory keeping system from Stampin' Up! coming out in the new Annual Catalogue, 1st June 2017. This is a quick and easy form of scrapbooking designed to work alongside our busy lifestyles. I don't know about you but I have taken so many photos on my phone and would be sad to lose but I never seem to download to show them off. A big part of my history is on my phone and I really need to do something about changing that! So to kickstart my first Memories and More project, I printed pictures from my camping holiday in Ireland last year with my sisters. This is an annual trip we organise as we are dotted all around Europe now and this is the one time we make time for just us sisters. (There was a lot of daft carry on as you can imagine!) So having printed the pictures I could then arrange them using the easy pocket page system from Memories and More. I chose some cards, as you can add notes for journal comments on the coordinating card packs, to note down what was happening and dates etc. I don't know about you but I am always keeping bits from holidays and special events and they are in bags and boxes tucked away. The Memories and More album is a great way to display and keep them safe and share off course so my family can see what silly capers their mum, wife, daughter got up to on holiday! I think an album like this would make a great gift for a special occasion, for the mum to be, the bride or anniversary couple, to record and share all those special memories that are for the moment stored on our electronic devices for no one to see. For my next project I am going to start an album for my daughter starting at 0 years and working up to celebrate her 18th birthday, I am sure there will be a few embarrassing pics in there somewhere but memorable too. But first I do have a bit of work to do with this album for my sisters, but this is just the start and I can't wait to add more!
I haven't made one of these infinity or never ending cards for a while. I have been busy using the Eastern Palace suite from Stampin' Up! and just had to have a go with the retiring Moroccan DSP, what a perfect match! Buy it while you still can.
The card has four different sides and I also used sentiments from the Birthday Blooms set as they matched in perfectly too. I am loving the framelits from the Eastern Palace suite as there are so many different ways to use them. They will be available to purchase in special bundles during May see my previous post here and from the new annual catalogue from Stampin' Up from June 1st.
Full PDF instructions to make the Never Ending card can be found here
A sneak peek of the new Eastern Palace suite from Stampin' Up! This set is full of bold and rich colour combinations and comes with a set of detailed dies and beautiful embellishments. You can get your hands on the set starting 1st May 2017 with two exclusive bundle offers from Stampin' Up! including free products with both offers only during this promotional event 1st May to 31st May 2017.
So what's on offer? Sneak Peek!! The two exclusive bundles include three of the new In-colour ink pads. Pictured below is the first offer, the Starter Bundle. This bundle has been designed to provide you with all you need to begin creating beautiful cards. You will receive the glorious Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, a pack of gorgeous 12 x 12 papers, THREE of the new In Colour inks in full sized ink pads, gold vinyl stickers and to finish off a FREE set of Very Vanilla note cards and envelopes. All this for £54.75
The second option is the Premier bundle, in addition to the Starter bundle this includes the detailed framelit dies, a co-ordinated pack of A4 cardstock and the assortment of tassel embellishments. You also get a pack of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and envelopes free (this is instead of the note cards in option 1) The total cost for this bundle is £94.00
See below for details and full list of what is included in each bundle
Only just got the Yummy in My Tummy set from Stampin' Up! and immediately thought I had to make a springy monster. With Mother's Day next weekend here in the UK I thought it best to get crafting. Although I think this design would work for Valentines, Birthdays or just to send someone a hug, that's often just what you need. I made a paper spring from two pieces of pattern paper 12" x 1/2". I remember doing this as a kid when we would make spiders with springy legs! This packs a wow so if you would like to have a go here are the instructions in PDF format. I have also created a video on how to make the spring which you can find below. Full video instructions to follow shortly!
Mouse Critter - Up and away Thinlits
This week I am using Lift Me Up bundle, thinking outside the box coming up with new ways to use the set. I like to show customers you are getting value for money when purchasing a Stampin' Up! bundle. That's not only with a 10% saving but also the variety of projects you can use a set for. Showing the versatility of a set can have it's advantages too! This card with my little mouse critter uses just 4 of the dies from the set. The large and small balloon for the body, ears and balloons he's holding. The heart for feet, another heart cut in half for arms and finally the clouds to add the extra something on those ears!!
Lift Me Up Clear Mount Bundle 144712
Up and Away Thinlits 142748
Lift Me Up Clear Mount Stamp set 142896
Hi, my name is Pauline Barnfather and I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator in Basingstoke, UK. Welcome to my Blog!
I get excited about any style of paper crafting so enjoy having a look. I hope my projects inspire you to get crafting!