Sunday, May 9, 2021

Color and Contour – Gate Fold Monochromatic Card

Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there!  Yesterday, I watched a video on how to make this gate-fold card which is quite different than the usual kind, but I really like it. Carol Hickman had the video, but I changed the colors on my card.  I used Pool Party, Basic White, and the host Pattern Party DSP.  I think this 12" x 12"Pattern Party Designer Series Paper will be a favorite for our hostesses to earn with their Rewards because it has 48 sheets, four each of double-sided designs. They can earn it with $18 of their Rewards.  It's on page 171 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Here are my instructions:


1.     The base of the card is Pool Party cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 2-1/8” and 6-3/8” (or 2-1/8” at both ends).  Use the Bone Folder to crease the score lines.

2.    Use the third largest Scalloped Contours Die to die-cut two Pool Party and one Basic White. 

3.    Use the largest Scalloped Contour Die with Basic White for the inside.

4.    Cut two of the Pool Party polka dots from the Pattern Party DSP.  Adhere them to the two scalloped Pool Party rectangle scallops with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. You will only glue a third of each set, one at the top and one at the bottom of the card, but glue them opposite sides.

5.    Ink up the outline flower from Color and Contour with Pool Party ink and stamp on the smaller Basic White scallop. Add the 2-step flower by adding the image.   Put Dimensionals at the top third and adhere at the top so that the bottom hangs down (no adhesive on the bottom).

6.    Add a bow from the 3/8” Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and add a Glue Dot to attach to the stem of the flower.

7.    Optional:  Add Gems or Jewels

Monday, May 3, 2021

Shark Frenzy

My grandson has a birthday this Thursday, so I've been working on his card.  He loves the Baby Shark Song, so thought it would be perfect for his third birthday. Now that you have that tune in your head, I'll be glad to tell you more about this card.  This stamp set is in the January - June 2021 Catalog, but it won't be in the new annual catalog so if it's on your wish list be sure to get it soon.  It is called Shark Frenzy on page 46.   It comes with 18 dies called Shark Dies,  and you can purchase it as a bundle.  
Here are my instructions:

1.     The base of the card is Pacific Point cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Basic White cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.  Use the Blending Brush and Pool Party ink at the top of the Basic White layer.

3.    The third layer is Pacific Point cardstock cut at 3” x 5-1/4” and Pool Party cardstock cut at 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”.

4.    Use the “wave” die to cut the top of the Pool Party cardstock.  Ink up Night of Navy and stamp Doo doo….at the bottom.  Ink up Baby/Shark stamps with Night of Navy ink and stamp above the first line.  Then ink up “I love you!” with the Night of Navy ink.  Put Dimensionals on the back and set aside.

5.    Use the other “horizon” die to cut the Pacific Point cardstock.

6.    Die-Cut Basic White Bubbles using Adhesive sheets.

7.    Ink up the large and little sharks with Memento Black ink and stamp on scraps of Basic White cardstock.

8.    Use the 2-step stamp in Gray Granite for the bodies. Add a necklace for the grandma shark in Pacific Point ink, Real Red for the lips, Memento Black ink for the eyelashes.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Grandma shark.

9.    Add the bubbles at the top.  Adhere the baby shark on the left of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto the Pacific Point.

10.  Add the Pool Party section at the bottom and then add the Grandma Shark on the right.


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Inspired Thoughts - Thank You

I love trees!  I especially love tree stamps, so when I saw the preorder as a demo and saw this set called Inspired Thoughts which comes in a bundle, it was one of the first things on my wish list.  I used the Beauty of the Earth DSP for the sky and the leaves in the trees using the dies.  The base of my card is Early Espresso cardstock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Then,  I die-cut the Inspiring Canopy trees from Early Espresso cardstock too.  The sentiment "Thank You So Much" is stamped in Early Espresso ink on the Basic White label which was die-cut with the Beautiful Trees Dies (another tree set from the preorder that I also purchased)


Monday, April 26, 2021

Color and Contour - Case of page 98

Sometimes when I see a card sample in the catalog that I like, I want to try to recreate it with my stamps.  It doesn't always come out the same, but it helps inspire me to create more cards.  This is a card in the new 2021 Idea Book on page 98. I used the new In-Colors, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent on my card.  I made it into a thank you card basically because after I stamped the flowers, the sentiment the catalog used would not fit.  I used 3-x 5 post-it notes to cover areas to use the Blending Brushes and the new In-Colors for 2021-2023.  The base of my card is Fresh Freesia cardstock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4" in the middle.  The scalloped Basic White is from the Scalloped Contour Dies which comes as a bundle with this set called Color and Contour to save 10%.  The flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink. 


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Color and Contour

Can you believe May is almost here?  It's almost time to plant flowers and I usually wait until Mother's Day. Although, I bought pansies in a hanging planter and they survived the snow last week in Indiana.  I'm not sure what the flower is in this card, but I made it Highland Heather ink with the new In-Color Soft Succulent Stampin' Blend for the stem and leaves.  I thought the two colors looked great together.  I made this card for my swap this month that I do with 5 other demonstrators each month.  It's a new stamp set that will be available to customers on May 4 which is another reason I can't wait until May.
The Scalloped Dies come in a bundle with this Color and Contour stamp set to save 10% on page 98 of the new catalog.  I will add the supplies to this card once it becomes available.  Thanks for looking!