Expressions in Ink Birthday Card

Today’s card is another book binding card that I made for a friend who just celebrated her birthday. She loves pink and I think she’ll like this very pinky card!  

 

 

 

I started with a piece of Magenta Madness cardstock (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List) and scored it in two places. Then I folded the card in half and then folded the other piece back. My post the other day shows where to put the adhesive and what the fold looks like.  You can see it HERE

 

Artistically Inked stamp set Stampin Up

 

 

I adhered two pieces of Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper to the two panels on the front and I added a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside of the card. I wrapped a piece of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon around the left side of the card and tied a knot. 

 

 

 

Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, I cut a small rectangle for the sentiment. The sentiment was heat embossed onto the rectangle using gold embossing powder (included in the Metallics Embossing Powder set) and the stamp set, Artistically Inked.  You can see the directions below for heat embossing.  It’s very easy to do and gives your card a wow factor.

I adhered the sentiment to a piece of Magenta Madness cardstock, added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the front of the card.  I didn’t want the pink flower in the middle to be covered up so I placed the sentiment towards the bottom.  To complete the card, I added three Wonderful Gems below the sentiment. You might have missed these in the Holiday Catalog. They were in last year’s Mini Catalog and were brought back for this year’s Mini. The clear gems have flecks of gold in them which is just perfect the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper because many of the designs also have gold accents. 

 

 

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing). 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 and then 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 image is transformed!

Bundle Alert (save 10%);  The Artistically Inked Bundle includes the stamp set Artistically Inked and the Artistic Dies.

 

artistically Inked bundle

 

 

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

  • Magenta Madness cardstock:  11″ x 4-1/4″  score at 4″ and 5-1/2″
  • Magenta Madness cardstock: 3″ x 1″
  • Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock (sentiment): approx. 3-1/8″ x 1″
  • Basic White cardstock (inside): 4″ x 3-3/4″

 

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Whimsy & Wonder Fun Fold Card

I always love when a card opens in a different way and my book binding card today is super easy to make! 

 

 

 

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List) and scored it in two places. Then I folded the card in half and then folded the other piece back (see the picture below).

 

 

I put Tear & Tape on the small section (I like using Tear & Tape but any strong adhesive will work).  I then folded the piece over towards the right and this creates the book biding look.

 

 

 

I added Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper to the large front panel and the panel on the left. I used our 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon and tied it around the left side. Since I used a heavy duty adhesive, the ribbon is purely decorative. This mesh ribbon is gorgeous with all the silver running through it .You could even use this to wrap presents! 

 

 

I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Basic White cardstock and a larger, scalloped circle out of Silver Foil. On the Basic White cardstock, I embossed the sentiment using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, Versamark ink, Silver Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.  Embossing is so easy to do and I really think it makes a card look so elegant.  If you’ve never embossed before, I have directions below.  I adhered the sentiment to the Silver Foil and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Silver Foil circle and adhered it to the front of the card.

 

 

 

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing). 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 and then 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 image is transformed!

 

 

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 at 4″ and 5-1/2″ 
  • Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper:  4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Silver Foil:  approx. 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White cardstock:  approx 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″

 

Words of Cheer Card Sampler

 

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Stamp Sale Tomorrow and Stampin’ Up! Stitched Leaves Card

I have a card to share with you today but first I want to let you know about a sale that’s coming on Wednesday! For 24 hours ONLY, Stampin’ Up! will have a select group of cling stamp sets 15% off!

 

 

This is the biggest stamp sale of the year and it begins tomorrow, October 20th at 12:00 am (Mountain Time) and will end on Wednesday at 11:50 pm (Mountain Time). I have a flyer listing every single CLING stamp set on sale which you can access HERE (or click below). Start those lists!! (This sale does not apply to photopolymer stamp sets). 

Click here for the list of all the stamp sets that will be on sale on Wednesday, October 10, 2021!

On the day of the sale, Stampin’ Up! will have a “Stamp Sale” category in the online store listing every stamp set on sale to make shopping easier.  The list of stamp sets on sale given to demonstrators is not in alphabetical order (and I wish it was!!!). If you need help knowing if your favorites are on sale, just email me and I’d be happy to help you out (look for “Email Me” on the sidebar. 

My Words of Cheer Card Sampler will be debuting tomorrow too! 

 

Today’s card is a fun fold and it features the Stitched Leaves Dies, Love of Leaves stamp set,Timber 3D Embossing Folder and Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.  This card was one of the cards featured in my recent Love of Leaves Card Sampler.

 

Stitched Leaves

 

I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and scored it in two places to create the fun fold (you’ll find the measurements below the Supply List). I then adhered a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside of the card. Next, I layered a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper together and adhered them to the panel on the left front. 

 

 

 

Next, I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front/middle section of the card.  I used the Hippo & Friends Dies to cut a shape out of a piece of Basic White cardstock and a larger one out of Cajun Craze cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink over to the right of the Basic White shape and then adhered it to the Cajun Craze cardstock.  On the back, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the left side only and adhered it to the front of the card. This creates a flap and the left side of the card will tuck under it.

 

 

 

Using the Stitched Leaves Dies, I cut a leaf out of Mossy Meadow cardstock and another out of Cajun Craze cardstock. I adhered the Cajun Craze leaf to the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Glue and then added a Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the Mossy Meadow leaf and placed it beside the other leaf. I made a bow using the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and attached it between the two leaves using a Mini Glue Dot (or you could use a tiny amount of Multipurpose Glue).

 

Supply List

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The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders.

 

Measurements

  • Mossy Meadow cardstock:  11″ x 5-1/2″  score on the 11″ side at 2-3/4″ & 7″
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock:  scrap for leaf
  • Cajun Craze cardstock (front left panel): 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze cardstock (die cut piece under sentiment): approx 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze cardstock: scrap for leaf
  • Basic White cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock (front/middle panel): 5-1/4″ X 3-3/4″
  • Basic White cardstock (sentiment):  approx. 3″ x 2″
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 2-1/4″
  • Crinkled Seam Binding:  approx. 8″

 

 

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Another Card Using Boho Indigo Refill Kit

Yesterday I shared a card using the Boho Indigo Refill Kit and today I have another card (a fun fold) using this same kit.  If you missed yesterday’s card, you can see it HERE.  

 

Boho Indigo Refill Kit

 

 

I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock to the front. Next, I folded a piece of Basic White cardstock in half and adhered it to the front of the card (use a heavy duty adhesive such as Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Glue, or Stampin’ Seal+).  

 

Quite Curvy Boho Indigo Refill Kit

 

Using my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I used the largest rectangular shape in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut a rectangle using Misty Moonlight cardstock and then using the next smaller size, I cut one out of the Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper (in the Boho Indigo Refill Kit).  I layered those two pieces together and then adhered them to the Basic White piece on the front of the card.

 

Boho Indigo Refill

 

 

I stamped the sentiment onto Basic White cardstock using  Misty Moonlight ink and the stamp set, Quite Curvy.  I cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and also cut the shape the sentiment is adhered to with these dies as well. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhered it to the center of the card. I added a little drop of Multipurpose Glue to the back of the flower and adhered it below the sentiment (there are 40 flowers in the Boho Indigo Refill Kit). 

 

Supply List

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Measurements

  • Thick Basic White cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 3-1/4″  score at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: approx. 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (rectangle)
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: scrap for piece under sentiment
  • Designer Series Paper: approx. 3-3/4″ x 2-5/8″ (rectangle)

 

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Stampin Up! Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

Today I’m sharing one of the cards in my Flower & Field Card Sampler from earlier this month (this Sampler is no longer available but my Happy Thoughts Card Sampler is available until January 23rd). My samplers include all the paper and embellishments needed to make six cards and include a PDF Tutorial. You can find more information about my newest sampler later in the post. 

 

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

 

Today’s card features Flower & Field Designer Series Paper which is one of seven free Sale-a-Bration gifts you can choose from with a $50 order (before tax and shipping).   

 

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

 

I began with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I scored in two places to create a fun fold (you can find all the measurements below the Supply List).  On the front of the card I added a layer of Bumblebee cardstock and Field & Flower Designer Series Paper to the left-side panel.

 

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

 

On the inside, I added layers of Bumblebee and Basic White cardstock with a strip of Flower & Field Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment (please see my notes about the stamp set below) was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Basic White cardstock and cut out with the Hippo & Friends Dies and layered onto Bumblebee cardstock, also cut with the same set of dies. On the back of the sentiment piece, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the left side only and then placed it on the right-hand side of the card. The left side of the card tucks under the sentiment. 

 

Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set

 

I used Bumblebee cardstock to cut a flower using the Small Bloom Punch.  I added a glue dot to the back and placed it on the sentiment piece.  The finishing touch was to add an Opal Round to the center of the flower. 

Note about the sentiment:  I cut the “Happy Birthday” stamp in half so I would have more options for using it. To cut it apart, I used my Paper Snips, which are very, very sharp. It’s scary to cut a stamp but I’m happy I did it! 

 

Supply List

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.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Measurements

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock: 11″ x 5-1/2″  score at 2-3/4″ x 7″
  • Bumblebee cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Bumblebee cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Bumblebee cardstock: scrap for piece under sentiment
  • Bumblebee cardstock: scrap for flower
  • Basic White cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Flower & Field Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 2-1/4″
  • Flower & Field Designer Series Paper:  5″ x 1″

 

Happy Thoughts Card Sampler

Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code PQBHQZVH and as a thank you, you’ll receive 6 card kits (2 each of three 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). All the work is done for you!  The last day this offer will be available is Saturday, January 23, 2021.  For all the details, please click here.

 

 

 

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Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Choices

 

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Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit

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Last Chance for Flower & Field Card Sampler

Today’s the last chance to earn my FREE Flower & Field Card Sampler.  Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store using the host code 2TGDWVB4 and I’ll send you six card kits (two each of three different designs) which will include all the paper and embellishments you’ll need.  I call this a Sampler because I use a variety of products in the kits. 

When you receive your Sampler, everything will be embossed, die cut and punched for you so you can just sit down and create (you will need to provide ink, adhesive and a stamp set).  I used the stamp sets Sweet Strawberry and Sweet Ice Cream but you can use whatever you already own (you can see more information about these stamp sets below). Check below for a sneak peek of one of the cards in the Sampler. 

 

 

 

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the cards in my Flower & Field Card Sampler and it’s a fun fold. I used the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and actually (gasp) cut the stamp to make it more useful for my needs. Now I have the option to use it as I did for my card below or as it was intended. I sat with my scissors in hand for a few minutes before I cut the stamp because yes, I was a little scared, but I’m so glad I did it. Now my stamp set gives me more options.  

 

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

 

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Sweet Strawberry stamp set

 

Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set

 

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Sale-a-Bration

 

Stampin’ Up! now offers two choices in a die cutting/embossing machine:  our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the MINI Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

 

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines

 

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