Light the Sky Celebrate

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s June Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us. This month, we feature summer-themed cards, as well as patriotic creations. Be sure to visit each blog on the hop. Leave a comment for a chance to win the Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit. Look for a list of participating stampers at the end of this post.

Light the Sky Celebrate

For today’s hop, I chose to use Stampin’ Up!’s Light the Sky stamp set to create a patriotic card celebrating Independence Day. I know, I know! Who sends cards to celebrate the Fourth of July? I think it’s really fun to make and send cards for all of the holidays. In fact, I bought this stamp set to use specifically for July 4th and New Year’s. 

One quick note about this stamp set. You won’t find it in a catalog; it’s part of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Exclusives. It’s definitely for sale. (Take a minute to browse the Online Exclusives by clicking here. There are some really great products not found in catalogs.)

Light the Sky Stamp Set

Measurement Details

Light the Sky Celebrate

Here are some details about this card to help you create it at home:

  • Real Red card stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Night of Navy card stock panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4
  • Basic White card stock panel measuring 5 x 3 3/4 and embossed with the So Swirly Embossing Folder
  • Fireworks images and sentiment from the Light the Sky stamp set heat embossed with white on Real Red and Night of Navy card stock.
  • Die cut images with Stylish Shapes Dies.
  • Opal Rounds Assortment (Night of Navy)

I just love how this card turned out. To me, it’s so festive and celebratory. What do you think? Do you send Fourth of July greeting cards?

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It’s a Dog’s Life

Doggone Friendly

Calling all of my dog lovers! Stampin’ Up! offers some fun products to celebrate our furry friends! I recently hosted an in-person class It was called It’s a Dog’s Life. We made three cards using a variety of products. Today, I’m sharing these cards with you.

One of these great products is the Doggone Friendly background stamp. It features the faces of a variety of dog breeds.

Stampin' Up! Doggone Friendly

For the card at the top, I paired the Doggone Friendly stamp with a sentiment from Quiet Reflections to create a pet sympathy card. Here are a few quick details about the featured card:

  • Copper Clay card base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Copper Clay panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4
  • Two pieces of DSP from Take to the Sky measuring 5 1/4 x 1
  • Basic White panel measuring 5 1/4 x 2 1/2
  • Stamped both dogs and sentiment with Copper Clay

Doggone Friendly

To create the card above, I stamped the Doggone Friendly background stamp with Night of Navy ink on white card stock and used the 2 3/8 inch circle punch to capture the dog faces. I layered the circle on a Night of Navy die circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. The sentiment comes from the Layering Leaves stamp set and is stamped with Melon Mambo. Additional products include the Fun Patterns Embossing Folder, Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper, Glossy Dots Assortment (Melon Mambo), Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blends, and white Baker’s Twine.

Stampin' Up! Pets & More

Here’s another fun card using some other Stampin’ Up! product including the Country Birdhouse Dies, Pets & More Stamp Set, and By Your Side all-inclusive kit. This card design was inspired by Mary Bush; I just love the idea of using the bird house for a dog house!

How to Video

Be sure to watch the video below for instructions on creating these cards. 

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed these pet-friendly projects. 

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Thanks,

 

Kim

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Meandering Meadow Card Design

Meandering Meadow Card Design

There’s no doubt Stampin’ Up! offers the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper in the industry. Not only does Stampin’ Up! give us a wide array of 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 designs, the variety of images and patterns provide so many options for our paper crafting projects. Sometimes, it’s difficult to choose which side of the paper to use. 

Today, I’m sharing a card layout that allows you to use both sides. This works especially well for the 6 x 6 scenery paper, including the Meandering Meadows 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. It’s one of the Online Exclusives. Let me know if I can help you order this beautiful paper.

Take a look at the inside of this card. 

Meandering Meadow Card Design Inside

Meandering Meadow Card Design

Here are a few details to help you understand how this card comes together:

  • Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/2 x 6. Score 1 3/4 inches in from the right-hand side.
  • Coordinating solid card stock color measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. (I used Shaded Spruce for this card.)
  • Basic White card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 2 1/4
  • Any sentiment and embellishments for card front. I used Layering Leaves, Shaded Spruce, the Heartfelt Hexagon punch, Linen Thread, and the Adhesive-Backed Dragonflies & Birds. 

How to Video

Be sure to watch the video below. In this Facebook Live replay (4/22/2024) from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, I give step-by-step instructions for creating this card.

 

 

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Simply Zinnia Double Z Fold

Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature cards and projects using flowers. Be sure to visit all of the participating stampers and leave a comment. We love to hear from you!

Simply Zinnia Double Z Fold

Simply Zinnia Double Z Fold

Today, I’m sharing a Double Z Fold design fun fold using Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Zinnia stamp set and the coordinating Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper. Find these as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Exclusives. I just love the bright and cheery colors in this paper; it makes it so easy to create eye-catching and beautiful cards. 

Here are the measurements for the card stock and Designer Series Paper (working from the bottom up)

  • Highland Heather card base measuring 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • Lemon Lime Twist (to make the z fold) measuring 9 3/4 x 4, scored at 5 1/4 ad 7 1/2
  • Designer Series Paper measuring 5 x 3 3/4 and 3 3/4 x 2
  • Basic White card stock 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 for stamped image — colored with Stampin’ Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and Lemon Lolly)
  • Highland Heather card stock measuring 4 1/2 x 3 to layer stamped image
  • Highland Heather card stock 3 3/4 x 1/2 for sentiment heat embossed with white

This design allows the card to stand up and be displayed.

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia Stamp Set

How to Video

I recorded a video from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, to show you how to create this Double Z Fold. 

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Flowering Zinnia Book Binding Z Fold

Simply Zinnia Book Binding Z Fold

View of card laying flat

Each month, I host a virtual team meeting for all levels of my Stampin’ Up! team of Kim’s Paper Krafters. We celebrate birthdays and acknowledge Stampin’ Up! anniversaries, promotions, and achievements; catch up on Stampin’ Up! news and promotions; and create a mystery stamping project. 

Today, I’m sharing our April mystery card. It’s called the Book Binding Z Fold, and it’s something I found on YouTube and Pinterest. It uses Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Zinnia stamp set and the Flowering Zinnias 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. These products are part of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Exclusives, a large selection of products found only on the online store. Visit the store often to see what’s there. 

Flowering Zinnia Book Binding Z Fold

Here are some cutting measurements for this fun fold. Be sure to watch the video below as I share step-by-step instructions for creating this card from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona.

  • 4-1/4” x 11” cardstock for card base
  • 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” cardstock for card front (these first two work best if they’re the same color)
  • 1” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #1
  • 2” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #2
  • 3” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #3
  • 2” x 4” Basic White cardstock for inside
  • 2” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #4 (optional)

Here’s a look at the card standing.

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia Stamp Set

How to Video

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this fun fold. 

Kim

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