Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Daisy Lane Card Tutorial


Today's card was created by my sweet friend and fellow demonstrator, Alison Solven - it's a beauty!

Supplies:

Stamps:
Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set (149325)*
Paper: Pacific Point (111350); Crushed Curry (131199); Whisper White (100730); See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper (149443)
Ink: Granny Apple Green (147095); Pacific Point (147098); Crushed Curry (147087)
Other: Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638);Medium Daisy Punch (149517)* ;Crushed Curry 3/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (149444); Gold Faceted Gems (144141); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332;
Measurements:
Pacific Point – 8 ½” x 5 ½”; scored at 4 ¼” to form card base
Crushed Curry – 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”
See A Silhouette DSP – 5 ¼” x 4”
Whisper White – 4” x 2 ¼”; 4 ¼” x 2 ¼”
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper – 4 ¾” x 3 ½”; 5” x 2 ¾”
Instructions:
  1. Score the Pacific Point cardstock at 4 1/4" and fold to form card front.
    Glue the DSP to the Crushed Curry mat.
  2. Wrap the Crushed Curry ribbon around the middle of the DSP and tie in a bow on the left side. Glue to the middle of the card front.
  3. Cut out the 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" label from the Whisper White card stock (4" x 2 1/4") using the Stitched Nested Dies.
  4. Ink the fern image in Granny Apple Green, stamp off once on scrap paper and then stamp on the left side of the label.
  5. Stamp the words in Pacific Point ink on the label. 
  6. Pop up the label on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  7. Stamp the daisy in Crushed Curry in twice on the Whisper White (4 1/4" x 2 1/4") and punch out with the Daisy Punch.
  8. Layer one daisy on top of the other and glue together. Glue to the upper right corner of the label. Add the faceted gem to the middle of the daisy.



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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Royal Peacock Card Tutorial

Here's a beautiful card tutorial for you, created by Linda Yamamoto:

Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets Royal Peacock (149464)
  • Card Stock –Pretty Peacock (150880); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – VersaMark (102283); Pretty Peacock (150083)
  • Miscellaneous - Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper (149493); Gold Foil Sheet (132622); Gold Embossing Powder (109129) Heat Tool (129053); Detailed Trio Punch (146320); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:
  • Whisper White: 4.25” x 11”, 3” x 5”
  • Pretty Peacock: 3.25” x 5.25”
  • Gold Foil Sheet, Pretty Peacock DSP: 0.5” x 4.25”

Instructions:

  • Fold Whisper White Cardstock in half to create a top fold card
  • Stamp the peacock in Pretty Peacock Ink onto smaller piece of Whisper White
  • Stamp the additional accent in Versamark Ink, then heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder
  • Punch the top left and bottom right corners with the Detailed Trio Punch
  • Adhere to the Pretty Peacock Cardstock
  • Adhere the strips across the cardfront and adhere the peacock image in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Monday, 19 August 2019

Beautiful Friendship Card Tutorial

Hi Friends! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was BUSY! I've spent the last week painting (bedroom and kitchen) and finished last night. Paint is a magical thing, isn't it? It just transforms a room. The kitchen was a bit 'Cajun Craze' and now it's a soft grey, called "Northern Reflections" with a beautiful cream trim called "Dairy". I love these colours so much that I used them in our bedroom too. I am a huge fan of Home Hardware's "Beauti-tone" paint, especially the "National Parks of Canada" colour line, which is what both colours are from and you can check them out here. I think I may pick some colour inspiration for my card designs from the paint collections! Anywho, I'm soooo happy with the end result of the painting - tons of work, but worth it. Now I need to spend some time on new flowers beds that I put in earlier this summer, give them a bit of shape and put on some bark mulch - which is on today's agenda. I also have a massive amount of green beans in the garden that need to get picked, blanched and frozen. Never a dull moment, but life is good!

Today's card tutorial that I'm sharing with you was created by Angie Leach, from our 'Leaders Project Group'. I absolutely LOVE the "Beautiful Friendship" set:



Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets Beautiful Friendship (149252 photopolymer); Band Together (149231 cling)
  • Card Stock & Paper – Pretty Peacock (150880); Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink – Pretty Peacock (150083); Pool Party (147107); Rococo Rose (150080); Mango Melody (147093); Pear Pizzazz (147107); Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Marker (149538)
  • Misc. – Rhinestone Jewels (144220); White/Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon (144213); Story Label Punch (150076); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Measurements:
  • Pretty Peacock: 5 ½” x 8 ½“, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 5 ¼” x 4”; scrap
Instructions:

  1. Stamp the Beautiful Friendship large double flower image twice onto the Whisper White background layer.
  2. Stamp the large dotted flower in Mango Melody three times.
  3. Stamp the small rose in Rococo Rose ink 5 times in the blank areas.
  4. Stamp the cluster flower in the blank areas with stamped-off Pretty Peacock ink.
  5. Add some Pear Pizzazz leaves to fill in any remaining blank spots.
  6. Add the flower centers in Pretty Peacock ink.
  7. Adhere the stamped layer to a Pretty Peacock card base.
  8. Color the Metallic Edge Ribbon with the Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Marker and tie around the card front.
  9. Stamp the Band Together sentiment in Pretty Peacock onto Whisper White cardstock, punch with the Story Label Punch, add a couple of stamped-off Mango Melody roses and pop up with Dimensionals.

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Path of Petals Card Tutorial


Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Path of Petals (149383)
  • Inks: Merry Merlot (147112)
  • Paper: Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149500); Crumb Cake cardstock (120953); Pear Pizzazz cardstock (131201); Very Vanilla cardstock (101650)
  • Other: Gathered Ribbon Rocco Rose (149587); Pressed Petals Washi Tape (149585); Leaf Punch (144667); Classic Label (141491); Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149422); Stampin Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL adhesive (104332)

Measurements:
  • Crumb Cake: 5.5” x 8.5”
  • Very Vanilla: 5-3/8” x 401/8”, scrap for sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz: scrap for leaves
  • Pressed Petals Specialty DSP (2) pieces: 5.25” x 2.25”
  • Ribbon: 6.5”
Instructions:

  1. Fold Crumb Cake card in half.
  2. Adhere the 2 DSP pieces to the Very Vanilla cardstock.
  3. Add SNAIL to the middle of the back of the Very Vanilla and wrap the ribbon around the front of the card and adhere to the back.
  4. Adhere the DSP to the Crumb Cake cardstock..
  5. Stamp sentiment on scrap Very Vanilla. Punch out using the Classic Label Punch.
  6. Punch out 3 leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  7. Use the Petal Washi Tape, make a flower, I used 8 petals. Add a Perennial Essence Floral Center. Tuck leaves under flower petals.
  8. Add Stampin Dimensionals to the label and add to the front of the card.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

"Free as a Bird" Diamond Easel Card - VIDEO


Hi Friends! Yesterday I received a gorgeous birthday card from my sweet friend, Karen Halverson (also a member of my "Serene Stampers" community). Karen always makes the most beautiful cards and when I opened the envelope yesterday my jaw dropped! I'd never seen a "Diamond Easel Card" before and the birthday card Karen made me was stunning (my 49th birthday is today - I'm getting close to the big 5-0!). After I thanked her I asked Karen where she learned how to make this fun card fold and she told me she'd cased it from Susan Levasseur (a fellow Stampin' Up demonstrator in New Orleans). To view Susan's card and her video tutorial, click HERE. I watched Susan's wonderful video and I knew I wanted to create a similar card for my aunt, whose birthday is coming up soon. So I pulled out my stamps, inks and paper and got creating (a great way to celebrate one's birthday, if you ask me!).

I thought I'd also make a video tutorial, showing my own version of Susan's card, using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and "Free as a Bird" stamp set - I hope you enjoy it and give this card fold a try - I'm sure glad I did! 





Measurements:
  • Whisper White: 12” x 6” (score along the 12” side at 3” and 6”)
  • Mossy Meadow: 4” x 4” (two pieces); 5 ¾” x 2 ¾” (two pieces); 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Pool Party: 5 ½” x 2 ½”; 2 ½” x 2 ½” (run both pieces through die cutting machine with Country Floral embossing folder).
  • Bird Ballad DSP: 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” (two pieces)
  • Whisper White: 5 ½” x 2 ½”; scrap pieces for flowers, leaves and sentiment.
Click here for a printable PDF with the measurements. 

Supply List:

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