Pocket Card Friday Tutorial

Before sharing today’s card, I wanted to let you know about a special I’m running starting today.  Place a minimum $50 order using the host code  MYHDZ6WQ and I’ll send you a free package of Holiday Rhinestones. These rhinestones are my favorite Stampin’ Up! embellishment and I use them all year long.  This offer is good until Friday, July 30th and limited to one gift per person. Once I close the host code, I’ll order the Holiday Rhinestones and when I receive them, yours will be on the way to you. 

 

 

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Today’s Friday Tutorial is for a Pocket Card using Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.  This paper is on sale right now and it has so many pretty designs.  You can see this paper along with eight other papers on sale by clicking HERE

 

Beauty of the Earth Pocket Card

 

This is a fun and different way to send a card and if you have a gift card to mail off, you can attach it with glue dots. Imagine the surprise when someone pulls out the insert and there’s a gift card!  You can find your FREE tutorial below the Supply List.

 

Pocket Card Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

 

Free Tutorial

 

Designer Series Paper Sale 

Save 15% on select packages of Designer Series Paper! Sale ends on August 2nd. Click HERE to see which packages are on sale! 

 

Mini Catalog & Sale-a-Bration

Beginning on August 3rd you can begin ordering from the new Mini Catalog!  Another round of Sale-a-Bration begins the same day. If you haven’t experienced Sale-a-Bration before, you can choose free Sale-a-Bration gifts for every $50 or $100 you spend (before tax and shipping). If you’ve placed an order with me in the last six months, both of these catalogs are on the way to you! 

 

 

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

 

Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

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Stampin’ Up! Pansy Dies

Today’s card features Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper and Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper, both of which are on sale until August 2nd! 

 

Hand Penned Designer Series Paper

 

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of Highland Heather cardstock and Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper. Using the Layering Circles Dies, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock for the sentiment and a scalloped circle using Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  

 

 

I stamped the sentiment onto the Basic White circle using Blackberry Bliss ink and the stamp set, Biggest Wish. After adhering the sentiment to the Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and placed it in the center of the card. I used the Pansy Dies to cut three Pansies out of Petal Pansy Designer Series Paper. 

 

 

I adhered the two larger pansies to the Basic White circle using Multipurpose Glue and then adhered the smaller one below them.  To complete the card, I added five Elegant Faceted Gems (there are three different kinds in the package and I used the clear ones) to the front of the card.  In real life, they are so sparkly! 

 

 

Elegant Faceted Gems

 

If you give this card a try, let me know! 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  score at 4-1/4″
  • Highland Heather cardstock:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock: approx. 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White cardstock:  approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

 

Designer Series Paper Sale

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Stampin’ Up! Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper

Today’s card was one of the cards in my Potpourri Card Sampler last month.  It features Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (on sale until August 2nd), the Stitched Greenery Die and the Scalloped Contours Dies.

 

Stitched Greenery Die

 

Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper

 

I started with a base of Fresh Freesia cardstock and then added a layer of Basic White cardstock that I ran through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Stitched Greenery Die. Next, using the Scalloped Contours Dies, I cut a scalloped rectangle out of Basis White cardstock and another, smaller one out of Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  I adhered the Designer Series Paper to the scalloped rectangle and then wrapped my Open Weave Ribbon in Fresh Freesia around the left side.  Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back before adhering it to the card front. 

As of this morning, the Scalloped Contours Dies are still on backorder (rather than unavailable) and are estimated to be back in stock the week of August 2nd.  When an item is in backorder status, you can still add it to your order. The rest of your order will ship without the backordered item but when additional inventory is received, Stampin’ Up! will automatically ship the item to you. If an item is unavailable that means you can not order it until it’s back in stock. 

 

Scalloped Contours Dies

 

The sentiment piece was also cut out using the Scalloped Contours Dies and then I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia ink using the stamp set Plentiful Plants. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and then added it to the front of the card.  To complete the card, I added a piece of Basic White to the inside. 

 

Stitched Greenery Dies

 

 

Bundles – Save 10%

The Plentiful Plants Bundle includes the Plentiful Plants stamp set and the Perfect Plants Dies. 

The Color & Contour Bundle includes the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Color & Contour stamp set. 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

 

Measurements

  • Fresh Freesia cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock (large scalloped rectangle): approx. 4-5/8″ x 3-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper:  approx. 3-3/4″ x 2-5/8″
  • Open Weave Ribbon:  approx. 12″

 

Designer Series Paper Sale 

Save 15% on select packages of Designer Series Paper! Sale ends on August 2nd. Click HERE to see which packages are on sale!

 

 

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August Paper Pumpkin

 

 

Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

 

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses

I think I’ve mentioned before that my husband and I have several bird feeders in our backyard.  When I saw the Garden Birdhouses stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  Cute birds and birdhouses? Yes, please! 

 

Garden Birdhouses

 

Garden Birdhouses stamp set

 

I started with a base of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock and Basic White cardstock (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List). I layered pieces of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper to pieces of Balmy Blue cardstock and then adhered them to the card front.  Sweet Symmetry is one of nine Designer Series Papers on sale until August 2nd! 

 

 

Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper

 

I stamped the branch and birdhouse onto Basic White cardstock using Memento Ink and the Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  I colored the birdhouse using Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends.  I used Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to fill in areas of the branch and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the leaves. At the last minute I decided to add the bird and stamped it with Memento Ink and colored it with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. 

I layered the birdhouse onto a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and then added Stampin’ Blends to the back and adhered it to the Balmy Blue/Designer Series Paper panels.  The sentiment was stamped  in Memento Ink and cut out with the Tasteful Labels Dies (these dies can be used with Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine).  On the back, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the right-side only and adhered the sentiment below the birdhouse. 

 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

 

Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″  score @ 5-1/2″   OR 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  score @ 4-1/4″ 
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 5-1/4″  x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 3-3/8″ x 1-5/8″ (piece with birdhouse)
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ 
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (piece under birdhouse)
  • Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ 

 

Designer Series Paper Sale

Save 15% on select packages of Designer Series Paper! Sale ends on August 2nd. Click HERE to see which packages are on sale!

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

 

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Stampin’ Up! Stitched Greenery Die

Before sharing my cards for today, I want to let you know that today’s the last day my Expressions in Ink Card Sampler will be available.

 

 

Place a minimum $50 order (before shipping/tax) at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code GCSDBFQZ and as a thank you, you’ll receive my Expressions in Ink Card Sampler which includes 6 card kits (2 each of three different designs) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list. You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set). If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code so you can earn Stampin’ Rewards (free product) directly from Stampin’ Up! After placing your order, please contact me to let me know you’d like the Expressions in Ink Card Sampler (you only need to contact me if your order is $150 or more).  If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you’d like my regular card kits. The last day this offer will be available is TODAY, Monday, July 19, 2021. For all the details, please click here

 

 

When I made today’s card, I actually made two different versions of it. It was one of those cards where I just kept playing around with different elements. It features our Stitched Greenery Die (this fun die embosses your cardstock) and Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (this paper is expected to be back in stock the week of August 2nd). 

 

Stitched Greenery Die

 

I started with a base of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of Shaded Spruce and Basic White cardstock.  The Basic White cardstock was embossed using the Stitched Greenery Die. Then I added a strip of Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List).

 

 

Using Basic White cardstock and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, I cut the shape for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and the stamp set Biggest Wish and then embossed it with gold embossing powder (see the directions below for embossing).  Stampin’ Up! used to sell our embossing powders individually but now you can purchase them in groups of three:  Metallics (copper, gold, silver) or Basics (black, clear, white).  I used the Metallics. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhered it to the Designer Series Paper.  To complete the card, I added Holiday Rhinestones. 

 

 

For this next card, I reversed the colors and added a vellum piece underneath the sentiment using the Painted Labels Dies. I didn’t add Dimensionals to the sentiment as I did for the other card but instead added them to the vellum piece.

 

Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

 

 

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing) over the surface as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder.  Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image.  Shake off any excess.  Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your sentiment is transformed! 

 

Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s cards. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

 

Measurements

  • Base of Card (Thick Basic White or Shaded Spruce):  11″ x 4-1/4″  score at 5-1/2 OR 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  score at 4-1/4″
  • First Layer (Basic White or Shaded Spruce): 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Second Layer (Basic White or Shaded Spruce): 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4″ x 2″ 
  • Basic White (sentiment):  scrap
  • Vellum cardstock:  approx. 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

 

Designer Series Paper Sale 

Save 15% on select packages of Designer Series Paper! Sale ends on August 2nd. Click HERE to see which packages are on sale! 

 

August Paper Pumpkin

Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

 

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