The reason I am so excited is because I have only seen this ONCE before about 15 years ago on a tv show and I had to remake the instructions according to what I SAW. There were no instructions anywhere! So after about a week of trial and error, I remade the design!
Here is another view:
And from the top:
Well? Do I have reason to be excited??!!
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I was spending time on YouTube the other day and found this great idea from Dawn, which you can see here. I loved the idea, but didn’t have her Halloween stamps, even though I LOVE Halloween (need to have new ideas every year for scrapbooking!). So, I DID have the Christmas stamps from Stampin’ Up! called Father Christmas (I used EVERY stamp!, WooHoo) and Nature Sings. These Stamp sets are PERFECT for my idea!
When do you use every stamp from a stamp set on ONE project? I did for this one! Not sure WHY I am proud of this, but I am. 😉
Here is the project closed:
And now all the way open!:
Isn’t this pretty!? What I love is other than the front where I colored, there isn’t anything else that needs that much attention! I DID sponge all the Vanilla pieces but I pretty much sponge everything so this wasn’t a big deal to me.
When I showed this around, I got so many Ooooooh’s and Aaaaaaaah’s! LOVE when that happens! Now the question: Who do I send this to?
The next question is what will be my technique for NEXT Tuesday?! Any suggestions? I have a great idea, not sure if I will go with that idea or one YOU give me!
You can click on any of the supplies listed below to be taken to my OnLine Store!
I hope you like this technique, I would love to see a ‘story’ you would like to create using this Fancy Fold!
Until next time!
Tedder Bear Stamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina
I love Tuesday’s! Techniques are my favorite thing about stamping. I get to use my Stamps in a totally different way!! The Technique I am using today had me thinking of what I could put BEHIND trees, but still show what I needed it to show.
Here is today’s card:
I made a YouTube video showing this stamping technique. I love Birch Trees, I also love the Birthday Delivery Stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I got super excited about being able to use BOTH! When you go watch the video it will show you exactly how easy this technique is to do!
Stamping directly onto an Embossing Folder isn’t something you think of normally. Tips: 1. Stamp on the side that has the negative (dipping down) the part you want as your focal in the folder this will be the part that is raised on your card. 2. Pick images to stamp on that you will see in the lines available that are the flat parts of the folder. 3. Use colors that will enhance what you are stamping. 4. Use a brayer to lay down a color that will be behind the images (sky), anything you stamp over the brayered color will be at the top of the cardstock. 5. Make sure that you don’t move the folder once you put all the stamping in (I did NOT follow this rule on my video, but I fixed my mistake!) 6. Remember that it’s ONLY PAPER, and play with it!
I won’t be able to show you here how to do this technique, it would be too confusing, so please go check out my video and see how fun and easy it is. You will notice that you will look at stamps in a totally new way!
As always, I will have the supplies listed below, just click on any image to be taken to my OnLine Store!
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
First, you will need to pick a shape you want to transform! I chose two, the Pansy Punch and the flower from Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I punched out 3-4 of each image with another one from DSP. I chose the Eastern Palace since it was so pretty.
Take your Silicone Craft Sheet, a foam brush, Mod Podge and your cut outs. Starting with the colored images, not your one cut from the DSP, spread a thin layer of ModPodge over entire surface with your Foam brush. Then lay another layer of the image on top of that and repeat. You will do this 3 – 4 times ending with the one you cut out of the DSP (do not put ModPodge on top). Then you can cut into all layers if you want to manipulate the paper more than the design allows. Keep working at it until you are happy with the shape. Once done, you will spread Fine Tip Glue over entire surface, set aside to dry.
When dry, put your two pieces together as shown:
This is already attached to my card, but this gives you a close-up of what it looks like when dry.
Here is a picture of the closed card:
In the video I show you how to apply the Flourish Thinlits and how to adhere it to the card!
This is a Fancy Fold card, here it is open:
If you wanted, you could attach the flower on front with a Pin, and then mail it to someone who loves to wear brooches, or use it for a headband! I have done in the past a 3d Rose, and that was gorgeous!
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TOMORROW I have the drawing for this card:
Today is your last chance to either leave me a message on here, or on my YouTube page, if you click on that link you will be taken to the video where I made this card. You will be AMAZED how much MORE prettier this card is in person!
I am off for now, until next time!! As always I will have the list of the supplies used (below) for the card today, just click on any of the pictures to be taken to my OnLine Store!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
Want to receive this card? Check out below how you can be in a drawing to get this beautiful card mailed to you!
Today I am sharing with you a new Technique that I kind of stumbled on!! I’m using the NEW stamp set: Painted Harvest #144783 which will be in the Holiday Catalog coming out in September! You can see the video on YouTube, I have some great tips and it’s a VERY simple Z fold card!
Here is a picture of the front of the card:
Isn’t it GORGEOUS!? I was just playing around and was astounded at how great this came out! This is one of those times when I am sitting at my stamp table (by myself) and I start to talk and say how beautiful it is! LOL No-One is there, mind you……..even after 16 years of stamping I STILL get excited that I can make something this pretty!
Here it is open:
Doesn’t Berry Burst work great with this card? And here is a close-up of the front flower that looks like embroidery:
I popped up this whole piece using the Foam Adhesive Strips since they pop up more than Dimensionals. The video I made shows a different leaf than the one shown here, and I like it better. I show you how to mask the flower and put the leaves behind it. I also show you how to do the ribbon behind this image. If you go see it, leave me a message and let me know what you think.
IF you leave me a message I will have a drawing in 2 weeks on the 28th for one of you to win this card! Leave a message either here on my blog or on the video on Youtube.
ALL the dimensions are on the video, so if you want to recreate this go check it out!
All the supplies are listed below, click on any picture to be sent to my On-Line Store! If you purchase from me I will be sending you a handmade card as a Thank You!
This is a SNEAK PEEK so hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do! Keep an eye out for MORE Technique Tuesday videos! Techniques are my favorite. Anything that will let me use my stamp supplies more are a win win in my book!
Until next time!
A California girl living in North Carolina
Are you ready for my Christmas in July card #5? This one was CASE’d (Copy, Share/Stamp *I don’t know the original ‘S’*, Everything) from StampinMak.
I didn’t change a thing because this was perfect! I really try to make cards I see my own, but when I see something that really touches me, I go with it!
Here is my 5th card:
I LOVE the Gold Foil on the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso! The Cable Knit Embossing Folder ties the whole card together!! What do you think? Need anything?
Fun!! Now who is ‘card worthy’ to receive this wonderful card?! When you put your heart into making a card, you have to make sure that the recipient will appreciate your efforts! I really send them to all my family and friends, I just hope they know how much hard work and love goes into each and every handmade card!
Measurements for this card:
Tranquil Tide – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
Early Espresso – 5 1/4″ x 4″ , 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for front), scrap for oval
Cherry Cobbler 5″ X 3 3/4″ (front), 5 1/4″ x 4 (inside)
Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
Gold Foil 3 1/4″ X 2 1/4″, plus scrap for pinecone
TIP: Use Envelope maker to corner round the small Early Espresso
To remind you, here are the other cards that have come before:
Does this make you want to attend my class? There is ONE more Christmas Card to go!! The one I post next is the one my attendees get if they pre-pay for the class! Stay tuned. Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the next post.
AND now the Blog Candy!
You can be put in the drawing to win the Brick Wall Embossing Folder AND Basic Gray Bakers Twine, just by commenting on any of my Social Media Outlets! Click on the names of my Social Media in this sentence to be taken to those venues………. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram . Easy way to get something for free……the only thing I hope is that you find something NICE to say about what you see! 🙂 Any and ALL comments count, even if you comment on things that aren’t current, and you can comment on multiple posts! The drawing is on July 29th, so stay tuned and Good Luck!
All product for this card will be listed below, just click on any of the pics to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase anything from me, you will receive a handmade card in the mail, so be sure and send e your address!!
I’m off to play in my Stamp Room! I’ll be back soon!!
A California Girl living in North Carolina Product List
It’s that time again! I’m competing once again in Kylie’s International Blog Hop! Please go vote for me!! Click here to vote.
To vote, click on the heart in my picture #11, and your vote will count!
The theme this month is Gratitude! Here is my card:
This is a FUN card! I was inspired by BJ Peters, she used this idea but with Eastern Elegance, you can find her card here. I was thinking of other stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! that could be used with this idea of the front flap opening to reveal a sentiment. This is the set that I thought of! Once you pull back the flap, here is what you see:
The inside is a simple piece of cardstock:
What do you think? Like it? Here are the details so you can make it if you want!!
*********** Cardstock: Soft Suede 4 1/4″ X 9 3/4″ scored at 4 1/4″, flap is: 1 1/4″ x 9″ scored at 5 1/2″, front piece: 3 1/4″ sq., scrap for front sentiment on flap. Crumb Cake 4″ sq., 3 1/4″ sq. to stamp wreath on, cut with 3″ Stitched Circle Framelit. Gold Foil 3 1/2″ sq. under Soft Suede, and 1 1/2″ scallop circle from Circle thinlits. Whisper White 4″ sq. for inside.
Everything else is listed below, just click on the picture to go to my OnLine Store. When you purchase from my OnLine Store, I will send you a nice Thank you card!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, I REALLY loved making the card! I love cards that interact, don’t you?
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A California girl living in North Carolina
Here is the start of my Christmas cards that I will be making this year! If you receive cards from me and want to be surprised, don’t go any further!! LOL
I am doing a class where we will make 3 each of FIVE Christmas cards, and if you prepay you get to make an extra Bonus card! I’m hoping to get a headstart on my Christmas cards this year, how about you?!
I am going to show you today ONE of my 6 cards so far…….make sure you check back in so you can see the others!
Here is the first one:
I love cards that are weathered and antiquey……..I know that is NOT a word, but that’s the only one that came to mind! LOL
I stamped the Music Notes on the Vanilla piece with Sahara Sand, but stamped off first so it wasn’t so dark. I then tore the cardstock in carefully planned areas, and made it look old. LOVE doing this, don’t you? This card was really simple except that the ageing did tak a little time, but not as much as you would think. I stamped the Reindeer? using Early Espresso ink, didn’t color him in at all, and I think he looks great! I wanted some of my cards to be a little simpler since I will be making these in bulk. I cut him out using the Stitched Framelits and then cut a mat using the Circle framelits using the scallop, cutting this out with Cherry Cobbler. I used my Early Espresso marker to make the stitched edge look stitched!
For the Banner I used the Bunch of Banners thinlits. Did you know that this banner thinlit cuts out BOTH the sentiment AND the border? I hadn’t used this one yet, and was surprised that it did that, so I was able to frame the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler!
I added Linen Thread behind the Reindeer, popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and I was done! Easy Peasy!
Here is what the inside looks like:
Isn’t it pretty?
Below is a pictorial list of what I used to make this card, click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase anything from me online I will send you a handmade card!
Want some Blog Candy? I have taken a few days off since giving away my last one, so I guess it’s time!!
I LOVE embossing folders and I also love Bakers Twine! This Bakers Twine is Gray, my FAVORITE color! Is Gray a color?
You can get this mailed directly to you if you win the drawing that I will be having in a few weeks on July 29th. How can you win this? Easy! Just leave me comments here on my blog, OR on any of my Social Media places……..Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. ALL comments count, no matter which posts you comment on! You can spend a good amount of time visiting my older posts and commenting and they count!! Not only will you be getting good ideas for you projects, but you will be put in my drawing each and every time you comment! Pretty easy wouldn’t you say?
I’m off, dinner is almost ready!! I’m very lucky, I have a husband who likes to cook and I don’t have to!! WooHoo!
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A California girl who lives in North Carolina
Welcome to the North Carolina Blog Hop! Or as we call it: NCDemos! If you ever want to be a part of the best group, join Stampin’ Up! and live in North Carolina! We get together Quarterly and have the best time!!
Today I am sharing with you The Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called You Move Me! This set at first glance isn’t all that exciting, BUT when you see the card in action, you can’t help but get excited!!
I am sharing with you a video that shows the card in action!
Isn’t that fun!!?
I used the Mini Treat Bag thinlit with the New Powder Pink cardstock! Berry Blast was used as an accent color! I also used the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape at the top of the Whisper White insert
(5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″). This card is super easy once you cut out the Mini Treat Bag, just cut out the shutter part before you put it together! Then stamp the Hummingbird image using two colors of inks ( I used Fresh Fig) full strength on the bigger image, and then used Fresh Fig on the smaller image (line up head and tail!) but stamped off so I got a lighter color! I thought it would be MUCH harder to do! It’s always great when things are easier than they look!
I also used the Fresh Fig Ribbon at the top to help in the pulling up of the inside!
Blog Candy is available if you comment here on my blog (anywhere as many times as you want!), FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram! That’s all you have to do to be in the drawing (held July 4th), that’s a pretty easy way to earn free goodies!!
This is what you will be in the drawing for:
You can’t beat FREE!!
Below are pictures of all the product that was used for this project, just click on any image and you will be taken to my Online Store! When you purchase from me you will be sent a handmade card and a small thank you gift!