Frosted Floral for Fun Fold Friday

I think that you know that each Friday I try to feature a different fold for a card. In addition, I write up a photo tutorial to go along with it so that you can try out the folds yourself. This week I have a variation on a fold I did a few weeks ago. The fold is a Z fold but it’s a bit different because of the way I used the Designer Series Paper. In a spate a real creativity, I’m calling it Designer Series Paper Z fold.

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I was also inspired to create this by this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Hop on over there to see some beautiful cards!

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I think this card is both fallish and shows some love!

 

Design Notes for Frosted Floral Card:

Z fold cards are just fun. This one is a little tweek on that and is equally fun. I used Designer Paper to create the z fold. This works fine with most Designer Papers but is especially good with the more sturdy papers. I must say, this card is perhaps a little busier than I usually present. The Designer Paper has a great pattern of flowers, then I stamped flowers on the sentiment piece. But, I think it works! Good to step outside my box from time to time! The flower stamps from the Abstract Impressions stamp set are simple stamped. the set has other stamps that you can use to add more depth and details but I went with just the single stamping. Call me a rebel. The directions for the fold are in the tutorial. Designer Series Paper Z Fold Card

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Just a Little More…

Have you voted for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights? I hope you will. If I land in the top 10, I’ll be part of a blog hop later this month.

http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust

To vote, just click here and then click on the heart on my card, #11.

 

Thanks so much!

Dianne

On The Waterfront for Manly Monday

Oh, were you thinking of the classic movie, “On the Waterfront”? Sorry. I used the stamp set, Waterfront for today’s card. I think it is one of the most beautiful sets in the annual catalog and perfect for any kind of card.

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Design Notes for Waterfront Card:

Does this card look a bit familiar? I created it while I was writing up the post for last Friday. You would have seen it if you opened up the tutorial for Easel Card. I hope you did. If not, you can look at the tutorial here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait.

The colors I used are definitely autumnal but you can imagine that these stamps could work with summer or even winter themes. I used some of the Wood Textures Designer Paper for the inside part of the card and one mat on the front. Wood Texture adds a definite manly vibe and in this case, a fall one too. You can see it better here.

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When I was just about finished, I saw a piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Paper that was just the right size to decorate the envelope flap! It seems to be my new thing.

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News:

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card Marking Day by have a week long sale! It starts today!  Call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected])  to order what you’d like. Here’s a list of what’s on sale.

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Card Selected:

Most days I post my cards to the website, Splitcoaststampers.com. It’s a regular treasure trove. Lots of samples, tutorials, and more. I found out that one of my cards from last week was selected as a Favorite of the Week. Gotta say, I was pretty pleased. Click on the card to go to the original post for this one.

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Hope you are having a great Monday!

Dianne

Easel Card for Fun Fold Friday

Well, it’s two special days all rolled into one. A fun fold and a Christmas card. I love making easel cards and realized it had been too long since I’d made one. And, I just received the Timeless Tidings stamp set and wanted to play with it. Presto – an easel card with Timeless Tidings.Timeless Tidings, easel card, Stamparatus, Dashing Along Designer paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you recognize the Designer Paper?

Design Notes for Easel Card:

Well, the easel card is really easier than it looks. I’ve prepared a step by step tutorial for you. Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait

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I used some of the Dashing Along Designer Paper here. FREE designer paper! It’s a promotion that ends soon so read more about it at the end of this post.

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I also used some of the very fun Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. The most fun, however, was created the pointsetta wreath with the Stamparatus. If you want to learn more about using the Stamparatus to create a wreath, just check out my video, here. The final touches were to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers then finally, to add a Polka Dot Tulle bow to the wreath.

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This and That:

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Week 1 of The 12 Weeks of Christmas is in the books, but you can still sign up to get the remaining weeks. Just click on the icon below and sign up. I’ll try to send you week 1 as well. So far, feedback has been good!

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Hope you are planning on some fun this weekend.

Dianne

 

 

Celebrate You! – Broadway Birthday Style!

Our good friend John celebrated his birthday a few days ago. This was a big one .I won’t mention the numbers but if you multiply 10 and 6 you’ll be there. Anyway. I wanted to send him a special card. The Broadway Bound Designer Paper is bright, happy and memorable, just like John! So, it seemed perfect.

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Today, September 1, is also the beginning of this month’s technique challenge for September over at Try Stampin on Tuesday. This month it’s all about fun folds. Here’s the banner and link for the challenge. Be sure to check out all the samples, There will be lots of different folds shown.

TSOT October technique challenge

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Birthday Card:

I love the fold of this card. It’s an accordian fold card. It is easy and looks so cool. Here’s a picture that shows it off a little better than just looking at the front.

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I featured the accordion fold once before back in June. Here’s a link to that card. I also prepared a photo tutorial for this fold. Just click on the title to see and print it. Directions for Accordion Card.

Isn’t this just the perfect paper for a birthday card?I think so. I used the Broadway Lights Framelits to cut out the candle. The candle was stamped with the Broadway Birthday stamp set.

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Did you know that the Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights Framelits Dies are bundeled? Save 10% when you both together.

 

 

Holiday Catalog:

Starting on Wednesday, you will be able to order from the Holiday catalog. Have you seen it? It’s wonderful! If you are a customer of mine, and I haven’t gotten one to you yet, please let me know.

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Hope you are having a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Bye Bye Blended Blooms

Today is absolutely the last day that you can order the Blended Blooms stamp set and coordinating Stitched Season Framelits. I decided to combine a fun fold with the Blended Blooms stamp set for my project for today. Today’s fold is a fun one. It’s called Double Gate Fold.

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Because you see both sides of the paper, this is a great card to make with Designer Paper, especially when you can’t decide which side you like best.

Design Notes for Blended Seasons Double Gate Fold Card:

So, it’s called Double Gate Fold because you fold the opening part twice. I’ve written up a tutorial which you can look at and print out Double Gate Fold Card. It’s really pretty easy. Probably the hardest part of this card is not to adhere the Framelit part to both sides!

I stamped the Very Vanilla piece with the wheat sheaf and some Soft Suede Ink. Next, I colored the wheat with the So Saffron Watercolor Pencil. It’s from the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. (That may also not be available after today.) After I sponged around the “Congrats” piece. Finally, I added a little piece of ribbon to add another pop of color on the front.

The inside was pretty simple. I stamped off some of the leaves so that when the card was closed it wasn’t so bare looking.

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Because you can get two cards from one piece of designer paper, I made two. One is the reverse of the other. Do you have a preference?

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Last Day for August Promotions:

1. Coupon Time… for every $50 you spend in August, you will receive a coupon for $5 to use in September. Do I have to talk you in to this? Really?

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2. Ink Pads! If I sell ten or more ink pads in August (I’m close) then I will get a free ink pad. If you buy one or more from me this month, then you have a chance to win the free one! No brainer.

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3. The Blended Seasons Bundle. I’ve shown you a few cards using the Blended Season Bundle. You’ll have to have it. I understand, trust me. You only have a few more days to order. To see the cards that I’ve made, look here and  here, and here and here. Of course, there is also today’s card.

Blended Seasons Bundle

Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Dianne