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.

Frost floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Abstract Impressions stamp set, z fold, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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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Sorry for Everything

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Sorry”. I had to think about this one for a little while but realized I could combine this with another card on my “To Do” list. One of my neighbors is moving soon and I’m really sorry to see her go. Here’s what I made for her with the sorry for everything stamp set.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Card:

As I was about to begin working on this card, I saw a package of designer paper I had just received. the top sheet in the pack seemed just perfect… light background, some touches of copper. Lo and behold, it was a package of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. So, never discount any holiday paper (or stamps for that matter) as only appropriate for that holiday. I may be biased but I think the paper I chose looks just right for this card.

I think my current favorite color changes day by day. Today my favorite is Merry Merlot. It’s so rich and beautiful. The copper embossed “Sorry” stands out so nicely. I added another few touches of copper just to seal the deal. A strip of copper foil at the top, punched out with the decorative Ribbon Border Punch made me happy. And of course, the Designer Paper has copper in it.

As I put the card together, I felt like it was missing something. Here’s version one.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I thought it needed a pop of color and so added the spring of Tranquil Tide (also a contended for “my favorite color”). Never one to leave well enough alone, I added just a touch of copper to some of the sprigs.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I tried to figure out how I could add just a little touch of Versamark so I could heat emboss and ended up using the end of the new Take Your Pick tool!

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The inside of the card was pretty simple but I managed to use up a little left over sprig

 

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Isn’t it nice when you have a choice about stamps. The Sorry for Everything set comes in either wood mount or clear mount.

 

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Timeless Tidings for Try Stampin’

As you may recall, I am a Design Team member for a challenge site called, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. This week we have a great challenge going.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I would make a Christmas card and use the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

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Here’s the sketch I was working with.

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Design Notes for Timeless Tidings:

I have to admit, usually I am pretty traditional with colors for Christmas cards. But, I think the touch of Night of Navy in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper is just prefect so I decided to use some of that in my card. The background mat, and the piece behind the sentiment are both Night of Navy. Just to finish it off, I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut one of the navy ornaments.

Do you have the Darling Label Punch? To get that punch just purchase the Darling Label Punch Box kit. It contains the punch, a stamp set and two ink spots. Quite the deal. I used the punch for the sentiment then punched another one from Night of Navy, cut it in half and mounted it behind the sentiment to set it off.

Finally, I used some Silver Glimmer paper to set off the middle of the card and some of the new Frosted and Clear Expoxy Droplets. What fun embellishments they are.

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Notice the envelope. I just used a scrap from one of the pieces in the same package of Designer Paper. I think that decorating the envelope gives a little fun preview of the card inside.

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Maps Etc. Finds Its Way to Manly Monday!

I had so much fun with the Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder. It’s part of the Best Route Suite from the Annual Catalog. I actually made two different cards to show you today.

Maps, Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

Look carefully at both cards. Do you notice something? Something missing? There is no stamping! Talk about quick cards!

Design Notes for Maps Etc. Cards:

Well, I used the Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder on both cards. One card shows the embossed (raised) side, one shows the debossed (depressed) side. I think that you can clearly see the difference between the two. The card on the right is the embossed side, the one you would typically use. The card on the left shows the debossed side, a side you likely overlook. You might also notice that I have some color on the Granite Gray embossed pieces. That’s because I used a Sponge Brayer and some Blueberry Bushel ink on the inside of the folder.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

This technique is pretty easy and adds quite a punch.

  • First, decide which side you want to use.
  • Next, ink up Sponge Brayer and add ink to one side of embossing folder.
  • Finally, carefully insert your paper and run through the Big Shot.

Easy, right?

When you are adhering embossed card stock to another layer, be sure to use a strong adhesive like Tear & Tape. Because the embossed surface is uneven, you need the extra strength.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

 

The sentiments on the cards are both from the Best Route Memories and More Card Pack. I punched out the sentiment with 2″ Circle punch then punched out a background piece with the Starburst Punch.  Both cards were finished off with some Best Route Washi Tape and Best Route Enamel Shapes. I also used some of the Washi on the envelopes.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

 

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Sincerely Santa Project Kit

This weekend I am at a scrap booking crop. I’m only two vacations behind! Hopefully, after the weekend, I’ll only be one behind! In the meantime, I wanted to share a terrific kit with you, the Sincerely Santa Project Kit. It’s a terrific kit that makes lots of Christmas tags.

Here’s a sampling of the tags. The kit makes 6 of each one – that’s 30 tags!

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The kit includes all the papers, ribbons, twines, jingle bells, gold stars (even extra of those!) doilies, and more. All you need to purchase in addition to the kit is the stamp set and the inks. You will need adhesive too. Oh, I nearly forgot, there is a darling tin to hold all of your tags or to gift later on in the season.

You will probably want to buy the Sincerely Santa stamp set as well. It comes either clear mount or wood mount. It’s just really cute and you can make same terrific cards with it as well as the tags.

Sincerely Santa stamp set, tags, kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

If you live nearby, you can come to my tags class. For $25 you can get the kit, use my stamps and ink and I’ll even prep the kit for you! If you don’t live nearby, here’s a video that Stampin’ Up! has prepared to show you how easily the kit goes together.

 

 

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