Quilted Card

This is a fun quilting card I made using a tutorial from the website of Splitcoaststampers. You can find all of the instructions for this card here.

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I used the retired paper Everyday Enchantment from last year’s Sale-a-bration. Of course, this works with any of our Designer Series Paper. What I like best is that I didn’t have to figure out what colors coordinated. Stampin’ Up! did this for me. I used two designs from the paper, and then I coordinated it with Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede card stock. Once my quilt was completed, I used the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder that was carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I also used the ribbon from this year’s Sale-a-bration catalog — the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack. The greeting came from the Create a Cupcake stamp set, and I used the Scallop Oval and the Large Oval Punch, along with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. The butterfly was punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch from the 25th Anniversary Spring Catalog.

Let me give you a couple of tips if you try this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.

  • First, I cut a piece of 3-3/4″ Whisper White card stock to place my 3/4″ squares on, since I knew I would be running my finished product through an embossing folder.
  • I would also suggest that you start in one corner and build up and out from there. If your squares are a little off, it won’t make quite as much of a difference since you can easily trim any side that has extra space.

Try it! You’ll like it!


Pretty Petites

I love the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and the Pretty Petites stamp set from our Sale-a-bration catalog.

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I started with an Island Indigo card base, layered with Pool Party card stock. I punched all of my squares from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper using the Postage Stamp punch. After adhering them to my Pool Party card stock, I ran the piece through the Big Shot using the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I added the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and attached the entire piece to my card base. I punched the butterfly from Island Indigo card stock using the new Bitty Butterfly punch, and then I added a rhinestone jewel. The butterfly was attached to the square with dimensionals. I pulled out my Raspberry Ripple Dahlia and attached it to the other square for a flower effect. Finally I stamped the “hello” in Island Indigo on Whisper White card stock and punched it out using the Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label punch. It was also attached with dimensionals. What a fun way to use your Designer Series Paper.

Vintage Verses Thanks

Yesterday I showed you a card from way back when, with the promise of a new creation from basically the same layout. Here it is!

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I thought I would use some of the leftover flowers and brads from the Pop-Up Posies Kit. I have really loved this kit and I can’t believe the number of cards and 3-D projects I have made from one kit. I still have a few more pieces to use, so you might see some of those in the days to come. You can see this kit and all the details on Page 18 of the Spring catalog. The kit is the piece in the middle of the photo below and also contains a stamp that is not pictured.

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The new card I created also used Island Indigo and Pool Party card stock. The Designer Series Paper is Sycamore Street and the stamp is from the Vintage Verses set. Both of these items are FREE and available from our Sale-a-bration brochure with a $50 product order. I also added a piece of the Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon to the card. I’m sure you can see how I took the basic layout of the original card and used it to lay out my new one. Try it for yourself and e-mail me your creation!

Wacky Wishes Sycamore Street

This was a fun card to make. I took a basic layout from the Stampin’ Up! magazine that demonstrators receive every other month and adapted it to work with the stamp set and embellishments I had. I also got to use a couple of products from both the Sale-a-bration and Spring catalogs.
Sycamore Happy Birthday

I started off with an Island Indigo card base. I ran the bottom half of the card through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder featured in the Spring catalog. I took a piece of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure and attached it to Whisper White card stock. I added some Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon to cover the seam.

I stamped Happy Birthday in Rich Razzleberry ink from the Wacky Wishes stamp set on the Whisper White card stock. The Wacky Wishes stamp set is available as a hostess item. Next came the Adorning Accents Edgelits, run through the Big Shot, on a strip of Rich Razzleberry card stock, and I attached it to the bottom of the Whisper White piece. Then the entire piece was adhered to the card base.

Now comes the fun. I took a small piece of the Sycamore Street paper using two different designs and covered them with Versamark and embossed the entire piece with Clear Embossing Powder. I punched out different areas using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I also stamped a flower in Versamark from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set on Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango card stock, embossing them again with Clear Embossing Powder and punching them out. They were attached randomly to the Designer Series Paper on the card.

I took one of the punched paper pieces and attached it to a Bitty Button so the design would show through, and then attached the button to the card.

It was much easier to put together than the printed word shows!