Saying Goodbye with a Fun Fold

We are still on lockdown here in Michigan, so I’ve been using my time wisely – stamping and watching videos of stamping.  And that is how I came across this video by Julie Davison where she demonstrates this super fun flip fold card. I wanted to give a nice send off to some retiring products, so I used Lovely Lipstick cardstock, ink, blends, and ribbon, the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, and the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.  I just love how rich this card feels pairing Lovely Lipstick with Rich Razzleberry. Be sure to stock up on the retiring In Colors!

View the Annual Catalog and Spring Mini Catalog retiring lists here.

Saying Goodbye with a Fun Fold

Saying Goodbye with a Fun Fold Open

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Dressed to Impress
Cardstock:  Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP:  Peaceful Poppies
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  ¼” Lovely Lipstick Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Classic Label Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies, Tufted 3D Embossing Folder

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How Sweet Animation Is for The Joy of Sets April Blog Hop!

April 2020

Hello to those hopping over from Tricia Butts‘s blog! I just love the monthly The Joy of Sets Blog Hop! Scroll to the end to see the complete list of bloggers. Our theme this month is Birthdays. A special lady in my life will be turning 77 at the end of this month, so she is my inspiration for this card, too, just like she was for last month’s!

How Sweet Animation Is

With all the down time we have right now, I’ve been watching a LOT of crafters on YouTube. To my amazement, I discovered a product that has been around about 3 years, but I hadn’t seen it until now. Animation stamps! They are so cool! The stamp set and grid I used are from Uchi’s Designs. There are several videos you can view to learn more about them.

With this being my first dive into animation stamps, I will tell you the third time’s the charm. The first “pocket” I made, I didn’t glue my flaps on correctly. On the second try, the pouch was a little too puckered. But with the third time, I finally got it right! Check it out!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday (Uchi’s Design), Push Here (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: How Sweet It Is (retired)
Specialty: Animation Grid (Uchi’s Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Love: Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Circle Tab Punch, Detailed Trio Punch

Please be sure to click on the “Next Blog” link below to visit Susan Webster‘s blog! If you missed anyone else, be sure to click on their name to see theirs!

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April 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Fiona Whitehead
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Libby Fens
JoAnn Pollock
Tricia Butts
Jennifer Arent <—(You Are Here)
Susan Webster
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Sue Allen
Annette Ball
Alejandra Gomez

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So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Today’s card is a very soft Sympathy card. I used the set called Positive Thoughts in the Spring Mini Catalog on page 23 and was able to die cut the leaves and butterfly using the now retired Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Everything is layered on the Soft Sea Foam vellum sheet that is embossed with dots. I wanted ribbon to match, so I used some reinker drops to dye the Whisper White ribbon with So Saffron. It’s an easy way to create coordinating, colored ribbon. Put 20-25 drops of reinker into a glass jar filled with enough water to immerse the ribbon in.  Push the ribbon in, making sure it is completely immersed, then put the lid on and let the magic happen. The longer you let it soak and the more ink you use, the more vibrant it will be. I let this one sit overnight. Then take it out and let it air dry on a paper plate. Easy peasy!

So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Positive Thoughts
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (base)
Ink:  Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam
Specialty DSP:  So Very Vellum*
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Nature’s Thoughts Dies*, Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
*Retired Products

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Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card

This card is destined for a gentleman that, even though I don’t know him personally, I think needs reminding that people in the world care. I wanted to do a new fun fold that I hadn’t tried yet, so I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) Lisa Curcio’s Interlocking Gate Fold Card. I chose to stamp the anchor from the Sailing Home set because of a beautiful Christian song I love called The Anchor Holds.  The inside is stamped with a sentiment from the set Faith Opens the Door, which is by the company Technique Tuesday. My daughter suggested a clip from the retired Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware kit to help the recipient know how to open the card. That kit is one of the embellishment kits that I seem to always forget that I have.  I also have the Silver, Styled Vanilla, and Aged Copper.  Anyone else remember those?

Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card

Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Sailing Home, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Come Sail Away
Ink:  Night of Navy
Lovelies:  Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies

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Letter Board of Encouragement

I have been taking the opportunity of being home more to work on cards. Cards that I make specifically for special someones. And the special someone getting this card happens to be a High School Senior. I want to remind her that we see the sadness encapsulating all the young adults at this time. I want her to remember that she can hang in there, rise and shine, and that everything will be ok. I want her to know it’s alright to be sad. But it’s not the end…

Letter Board of Encouragement

Her special card is a play on a buckle card. The flap has the cup adhered to it and it tucks nicely into the right wing of the butterfly.  When you lift the cup to open the card, you see the secret message stamped underneath. And, of course, my card isn’t complete until I add a little Wink of Stella…and the butterfly was the perfect item to make sparkle.

Letter Board of Encouragement 2

Letter Board of Encouragement 3

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Letter Board Messages*, Rise & Shine*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch*, Cup of Cheer Dies
*Retired Products

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Come Sail Away Memories & More Quick Card

Have you ever needed to put together a quick card? Perhaps you’ve noticed the Memories & More Card Packs in the Annual Catalog. If not, they are found on page 171. They are designed for quick and easy scrapbooks. But they also make great pieces for quick cards, too. I used the Come Sail Away pack that coordinates with the Come Sail Away Suite on pages 144-145. Just one pre-printed card pack piece, two pieces of cardstock (Balmy Blue & Night of Navy) and one embellishment from the Sail Away Trinkets. No ink or stamps needed!

Come Sail Away Memories &amp; More Quick Card

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Lily Fun Fold for #JOSTTT016

JOSTTT016Today’s card is my submission for The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe April 2020 Challenge #JOSTTT016. I used Flowers, Ink Blending, and Designer Paper.  I thought I’d do a fun fold that would showcase both sides of this beautiful Lily Impressions DSP.  Please don’t ask what this fold is called, because I have no idea! Sale-a-Bration is over, but I will still use these beautiful Lily products! I stamped the lily in Lovely Lipstick, then made a small pool of Wink of Stella on my scrap paper and used the Aqua Painter to pick up some Flirty Flamingo ink and added it to the WOS and watercolored the flower that way. I hit it with the Heat Tool on setting 1 to dry it quickly. I also hit it with heat on the backside to help flatten it out. I die cut it out and layered it onto a second die cut from Lovely Lipstick. So pretty!

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold

Lilypad Lake Fun Fold 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Lovely Lily Pad*, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
DSP:  Lily Impressions*
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Faceted Dots*
Tools:  Lily Pad Dies*, Layering Circles Dies, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
*Retired Products

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Praying For You Triangle Fold for WWC265 Challenge

I haven’t participated in any stamping challenges lately, so I looked through some of my favorite blogs and decided to enter a card in the Watercooler Wednesday Blog challenge. This week’s challenge is:

WWC265 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

I wanted something soft, demure and with flowers. I also knew I wanted a fun fold. I was looking though my Pinterest folder Cards – Folds and found the Triangle Fun Fold Card by Jackie Bolhuis at klompenstampers.com. I just knew it was perfect to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Praying For You Triangle Fold

Praying For You Triangle Fold Inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Beautiful Promenade
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Very Vanilla
Specialty DSP:  Pressed Petals
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Frosted Flower Embellishments, Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Tools:  Beautiful Layers Dies, Layering Circles Dies

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