A Flip Fold Hello!


Today I'm showcasing a card I did for my Sweet Stampede monthly team swap. The inspiration for this card came from fellow demonstrator Rachel Tessman. It is a Flip Fold card and it's so easy to create.

The outer flap unfolds to display a sweet image and special sentiment.


Heres a closer look....



The card opens up to a thoughtful banner sentiment




 Now it's your turn to make one!

Watch for products with an * by them as they are retiring May 31st or while supplies last. 
So if you want something make sure you get it before it's gone.


Card Instructions
  • Start with A2 card base in Whisper White cardstock (CS)which is a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of CS cut in half on the 11 inch side and scored and folded at 4 1/4 inches. 
  • Cut a 7 x 1 1/2 inch piece of Basic Black CS and score it at 4 1/4 inches.
  • With the BigShot cut a 2 1/4" Whisper White circle (2nd from the largest) in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a 1 7/8" circle in Soft Sky CS* using the Layering Circles Framelits. 
  • Stamp the front of the card larger floral image from the Petal Palette stamp set on a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color image with light and dark Pool Party and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. Using the Big Shot cut out image using the coordinating Petals and More Thinlits Die.
  • Punch 2 - 2" circles using the 2" circle punch in Whisper White CS. On one of the circles stamp the Hello sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in the upper left and on the other circle stamp the smaller flower image from the Petal Palette stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color the flower image with Pool Party and Old Olive Stamping' Blends.
  • Stamp the sentiment "God wanted to brighten up the world" from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Cut a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Soft Sky CS and a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP)*. Adhere those pieces together and then adhere to the card front. 
  • Attach a Delicate White Doilie* to the center of the DSP using Snail Adhesive.
  • Using Snail Adhesive attach circles together on the shorter end of the black strip. Attach larger floral die cut image to circle front with Hello sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Apply adhesive to the inside of the black strip(only the side that is going to cover the back of the card). Attach the strip around the back of the card while centering the sentiment circle in  the front lining it up with the middle of the doilie.
  • Adhere the soft sky stamped sentiment circle to the middle of the doilie.
  • Stamp the "so he made you" sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punch the sentiment out using the Duet Banner Punch and adhere to the inside of your card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamping Hugs,

Laurie



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Celebrate Birthdays with the Sweet Stampeders Swap!



Today I am bringing you a card I created for my teams monthly Sweet Stampeders Swap.  This months swap was all about celebrating birthdays. I really love the contrast of the Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay inks.  Adding a bit of texture with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the card front and flap of the envelope along with the bright Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon really gives this card that WOW! factor. The embossing folder is only available during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration period ending March 31st and is free with a qualifying order. 


So glad you stopped by today.  Have a great weekend!
Laurie 


Hip Hip Hooray!





This adorable birthday delivery stamp set is one of my favorites! The inspiration for my card today came from fellow demonstrator Erica Cerwin.  I love this little guy, isn't he the cutest!

Coffee Cafe Mini Coffee Cups - FREE Template!


I am having so much fun with the NEW Coffee Cafe Stamp Set from 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. My project today would make the perfect gift for any coffee lover. 
  • I found these adorable 4 oz. mini coffee cups on-line at the Webstaurant Store. If you are interested in purchasing them click HERE. You can also purchase the lids HERE.  
  • I made a template for the cup cover and belly band - available for download HERE.
  • Once you have downloaded the template cut out the cover and belly band and trace onto Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I used the large polka dot pattern for the cover and the woodgrain pattern for the belly band. Cut out pieces and adhere to coffee cup with Liquid Glue.
  • I stamped the Life Happens Coffee Helps sentiment by using the Garden Green and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers. Just color the images on the stamp set with the paintbrush end of the marker and then give it a big HUFF to add some moisture, then stamp onto Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Cut out the sentiment with big shot using the 3rd smallest Lots of Labels Framelits Die. Punch a hole in each end with the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch.
  • Cut a 12" piece of Linen Thread. Thread through holes and tie around coffee cup and add a bow. I cheated a little by adding Stampin' Dimensionals to anchor the banner. 
  • Stamp heart image with Soft Sky Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut out tag from the Coffee Cups Framelits Die set. Tie onto linen thread. 
  • Stamp the coffee bean image from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink and cut out using the coffee bean die from the Coffee Cups Framelits Die set. Adhere to the top of the cup using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks Kindly





Thought I would share an oldie but goodie card I made awhile back using the One Big Meaning stamp set. The designer series paper and washi is retired but I still love the sketch layout on this card and thought I would share. Simple, clean and timeless. 


I love the bold colors found in the paper but you could use any bright cheery paper you have on hand to create this look.  Adding some Washi Tape is a quick easy way to give your card envelope a little pop of color. See my tip below.

Live Your Dream!

Happy Monday! The idea for my card today came from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Yep, the catalog is full of inspiration for new and seasoned stampers. If you would like a catalog and do not have a demonstrator I would be glad to send you one. Just email me. :)

  • STAMP used for this cute card is the Dare To Dream which is a hostess stamp set. It is yours for only $10.00 with a qualifying purchase. 
  • PUNCHED that fluffy white cloud out using the new Pretty Label punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • EMBELLISHMENTS can make a card. I LOVE to use them as much as I can.  I cut a 1/4" off the right side of the front flap of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base and adhered the Daffodil Striped Washi from the Basics Pack 2 onto the bottom right side of the card. Then I used the Bermuda Bay starburst image Washi from the Basics Pack 3 to line the outside edge of the right side of the front of my card. 
Take a closer LOOK!





  • CARDSTOCK .....just used Whisper White Card Stock. Easy Peasy!
  • INK - Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight
  • MORE EMBELLISHMENT! - I used the clear Wink of Stella Brush to give those clouds a shimmery look.  They just pop off the card! The hot air balloon was stamped and cut out by hand and added with Stampin' Dimensionals.

New Lemon Zest Stamp Set!




  • Isn't this a bright fun card? The Lemon Zest stamp set is a fresh, fun and versatile. It's NEW from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. 
  • Layers I used 3 layers for this card and popped it up off the card base with some dimensionals to give it some depth.
  • Bling  I added a shiny little rhinestone in the center of the lime and at the top to balance out the card.





This sentiment says it all! I love the different fonts that were used don't you?





  • WOW! I finished off the envelope using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I thought it gave it just the right WOW factor.