Hand-Penned Petals Fun Fold

Today on my ‘Live’ I created this great Fun Fold, this is another interesting find on Instagram that I just had to try. I have used the Hand-Penned Petal Stamps and coordinating Penned Flowers Dies. The Designer Series Paper used for this card is from the Dainty Flowers 12 x12″ found in the current Sale-A-Bration. When you spend $90 or $180 you can earn a product for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. Links to Catalogues and my Online Store can be found towards the end of my post.

The sentiment was die cut using the Amazing Thanks Dies

I am now following a Blog called Pinkfresh Studio and this is from a post back in last November. They have called it Fun Fold Birthday Inspiration Card with a Pop-Up Twist. It is great to be inspired by so many wonderful card makers.

Below I have added the measurements I used in both Metric/A4 and Imperial/ Letter (this is a smaller size card to Australia A4)

Measurements Used…

PaperColourImperial/ LetterMetric/A4
Card Base Fresh Freesia 5½ x 8½”, cut 2
Score- 1, 1¾, 3, 4½
21 x 14.9cm, cut 2
Score – 2.5, 4.5,7.5, 10.5cm
Front Strip Fresh Freesia¾ x 3½”2 x 9cm
DSP – Back 4¼ x 5½”10.5 x 14.9cm
DSP – Side15½ x 5½ “, cut 2 3 x 14.9, cut 2
Back Card Panel Basic White 4¼ x 5¼” 10 x 14.4cm
DSP Strip¾ x 5¼”2 x 14.4cm
FlowerBasic White3 x 4″10.5 x 8cm
SentimentPear Pizzazz2 x 4″5 x 10cm
SentimentGold Metallic Specialty Paper2 x 4″5 x 10cm

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Framed Florets Fun Fold – Live with Michele

The card I made on my Live this week is a ‘Fun Fold Stepper Inspiration with a hidden Note‘. I found this card while going through some Instagram Reels, it was made by Yasmin Diaz. I have made it using the Framed Florets Bundle, Cane Weave 3D Embossing folder and the sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamps by Stampin’ Up!®.

I like this card because it is different from any other card I’ve seen. They have called it a step card but there is only a small step and I think if you made the step more pronounced the actual card would become very thing and tall looking. Hidden in the middle of the card is a tent fold Note Card where you can write your greeting.

After the Live had finished I decided to add White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon to the Note Card, tied so the bow is at the side. Just so the person who receives the card can see there is a hidden Note card with a message.

Blends to colour the flowers and Leaves –

  • Granny Apple green
  • Old Olive
  • Pool Party
  • Petal Pink
  • Calypso Coral
  • Daffodil Delight

I could also see this card made with out the note card and with a cello bag attached inside with some special treats or a gift inside. You could punch a hole at the top and tie with a ribbon. Would make a great table decoration for each of your Guests.

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Live with Michele – Boughs Of Holly

Did you catch “Live with Michele” this week…I made a card using the Boughs Of Holly Designer Series Paper and Hope and Peace Stamp Set.

Hope and Peace stamps has a wonderful collection of Christian Sentiments. These can be used on the front of your card as well as inside your card. They can be teamed up with different papers and other stamp sets.

Measurements

Below is all the measurements used in both Imperial/Letter-size Cardstock & Metric A4 Cardstock

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Storybook Gnomes – Live with Michele

So tell me, what do you think of the Storybook Gnomes Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! ® ?

This is such a simple suite to use….if your not sure on how to colour the images. Then the Storybook Gnome DSP is already done for you and the dies that come in the Kindest Gnome Bundle will cut the Gnomes and Mushroom houses. It makes card making so quick and simple. But of course if you want to step it up…stamp the images onto Basic White cardstock and colour them in with you Blends.

For my card I kept it simple and die cut my DSP…see the video linked below.

Measurements Used for my Storybook Gnomes Card…

  • Card Base Balmy Blue – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Circle basic White – 9 x 9cm, large circle from Stylish Shape Dies
  • Banner Night of Navy – 1.5 x 7.5cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

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Brightest Beauty Simple Scrapbook Page

Last week on ‘Live with Michele’ I created a stamped scrapbook page using Stampin’ Up! ® Brightest Beauty Bundle, Pretty medallion stamp and Crane of Fortune (Discontinued from Jan-Jun 2022 Mini)

This week I used my created sheet of DSP and completed a scrapbook page for my Wedding Album. This is a simple layout, with lots of layers in mats surrounding the photo’s. I wanted to keep it simple as there is a lot going on the stamped page.

A layer of vellum was added under the photo’s to give a little separation between the photo’s and printed cardstock. The back ground is busy and I wanted to tone it down slightly but still see the images coming through.

Both photo’s are the same size and I wanted to give the impression that one was larger than the other. To do this I did larger mats and decorated one so it stood out from the page more.The second photo i extended the bottom mat in depth to allow area for jornalling.

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Brightest Beauty- Creativity Abounds Blog Hop

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

Our theme this month is Anything But Christmas. This is where we can use any product from the Stampin’ Up! ® Catalogues and make a card that doesn’t have a Christmas theme and as we are now getting closer to Christmas and the Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue is all about the Holiday Seasons it’s good to just make something not holiday related.

My cards in both the Blog Hop and the Tutorial focus on….

Brightest Beauty

Last Friday on my ‘Live with Michele’ I created a stamped 12 x 12″ Designer Series Paper(DSP) to be used in my Wedding Scrapbook Album. I also created a piece on A4 Basic White Cardstock and decided to use this piece to create this card.

The base of my card I used Sahara Sand Cardstock and made a mat using the Split Card Textures Dies. The mat piece I used the Blending Brushes and Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad to go around the edges and die cut areas to add a little colour.

The DSP I cut down slightly smaller than my mat and tore down one side at a angle giving me a rough edge. I again added Soft Suede ink to all my edges….I just wanted to give it a earthy sort of tone.

The sentiment is from the Go to Greetings Stamp Set. This is such a great set using four basic greetings like – Happy Birthday, Just a Note, Thank You and Thinking of you and 3 different fonts. This will be my go to set for sentiments. The sentiment was die cut out using the frame die from the Brightest Beauty Bundle.

I finished of the card by adding a generous triple bow, and the sentiment just sits below but with parts of the bow under caught under it. Some Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

On the inside of my card I have added an insert using a piece of DSP where I hadn’t stamped all the way. So if you don’t like adding lots of writing it’s perfect.

Live with Michele

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up! ® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

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Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

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Beautiful Shapes Facebook Live Friday

Beautiful Shapes….I just love these hexagons, for the past week or two I have been working on an English Paper Piecing quilt using hexagons. Using up lots of little scrapes of fabric left over from face masks I was making over the last couple of years.

Whenever I do a watercolour card I usually have practice pieces or pieces I wasn’t happy with. Instead of throwing them away you could cut then up using dies…leaves, flowers or hexagons and use to create other interesting projects.

So for my ‘Live’ this week I created hexagons using the Beautiful Shapes Dies

A card made using left over watercolour pieces cut into hexigons using the Beautiful Shape Dies by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Stamp set and the dies I used to cut it out is from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I sat the sentiment on top of a vellum circle as it got lost a little with the background DSP- Perfectly Penciled and coloured Hexagons.

Below is my quilt…it’s now twice the size…great while watching TV.

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Happiness Abounds

Today we rolled the dice….Brights, Standard card, Masking, Pearls, Sentiment- For You.

Using the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Bundle I created this water colour group of roses. The grouping was created by masking off one flower when stamping the next. In the video below I show how this is done starting with the rose in the foreground and working to the background.

The colours from the Brights collection are Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody.

The sentiment was from the Color and Contour Stamps was stamped in Versa Mark onto Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed with white Embossing Powder.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Basic Black: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat Poppy Parade: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Front Panel Shimmery White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm

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Waves of Inspiration

My Live this week I used the Waves of Inspiration from the NEW 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This was so much fun to make…who doesn’t like to make a mess sometimes…Me!

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique with a water colour wash to create the background. Prior to making this card i played with a few ideas on how to colour my watercolour paper and in the end came up with the best result. Some of my play pieces I have shown in the video.

You could use Shimmery White cardstock instead of the watercolour Fluid 100 but you may get a slightly different result. Anyway every time you make this card you will get different effects.

I did forget to stamp the birds on my Live and did them later, they were stamped in the Starry Sky Ink.

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This weeks Live I show how to make this card using the Hues of Happiness…

Measurements
  • Card Base- Thick Basic White 14.9 x 21cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Card Front- Starry Sky 9 x 13.5cm
  • Card Front – Fluid 100 Watercolour paper 8.5 x 13cm
  • Sentiment and Pelican- Basic White Reg Cardstock 6 x 10cm

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Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness Suite is one of the NEW products coming in the Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue to be released on the 3rd May.

The suite is made up of Happiness Abounds Stamps, a line drawn rose image that can be stamped and coloured using either Blends,Watercolour Pencils or Inks. There are 8 image stamps and 7 sentiments in a beautiful script font.

The Happiness Abounds Bundle includes the dies, there are 8 dies that match all of the images i the stamps. Then 3 extra dies, one that cuts and embosses a background image and 2 others that cut 2 different edges to look like pages from a spiral bound book.

The colours in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper are stunning, they are bright and vibrant. One side side of the paper has gorgeous rose images and some these can be cut out with the Dies as I have done for my cards. The other side of the papers are just as beautiful. A couple of the pages have small floral prints others are a dry brush look of colour. Both sides of the papers are variegated in colour which gives you a of colours to choose from…It’s hard to explain you just have to see for your self.

To finish the suite off it also comes with beautiful Glossy Dots Assortment, 4 colours of yumminess.

This weeks Live I show how to make these cards using the Hues of Happiness…

Inspiration for this card came from a group on Facebook – Clean and Simple Cardmaking

Measurements

Card 1

  • Square Card Base- Basic White 13 x 26cm, scored at 13cm
  • Square Card Front- Basic White 12.5 x 12.5cm, embossed using Time Worn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 1 & 2 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame. **See image below

Card 2

  • Std Card Base- Basic White 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Std Card Front- Basic White 10 x 14.4cm ( this card I did not emboss the card base)
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 2 & 3 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame.

YouTube Video- Hues of Happiness

Just Add Ink #601- Sketch Challenge

I have shared this card on the Just Add Ink #601 Sketch Challenge. The funny thing is I designed my card and filmed the live before I even saw the challenge. So great minds think alike. Why not give it ago and make a card using this sketch. Make sure you click on the link and go look at what others have made using this sketch.

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