Welcome to the Stampers Dozen monthly blog hop. We are so glad you’re here! This month, we feature cards and projects that use only TWO colors! (That was hard for me!)
Be sure to visit each participating stamper to gain inspiration for your paper crafting. Look for a list of blogs at the end of this post. We like to hear your comments, too!
Gorgeously Made Two-Tone Card
Like I mentioned above, limiting my self to just two colors was challenging. In the end, I chose Pretty Peacock and Gray Granite. I also used the Gorgeously Made stamp set and coordinating Gorgeously Made Dies. Purchase them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find them on page 103 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.
Here are some details about the card:
Gray Granite card stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen July Blog Hop. We’re so glad you joined us! This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and projects with a flower and garden theme. Be sure to visit all of the stampers to get inspired for your summer paper crafting projects. Look for a list of hoppers at the end of this post.
Layering Leaves Thank You Card
For my project, I chose to use the Layering Leaves stamp set. (Find it on page 96 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.) I just love the font styles delivered in this set. I paired the thank you sentiment (heat embossed with white embossing powder) with an fun and easy way to use Designer Series Paper that showcase flowers.
The card above features just one of the flower-themed pieces from the Inked Botanicals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP). You can get four cards from one sheet of 6 x 6 DSP. You just need three pieces measuring 3 inches x 1 inch for each card. (Note: If you use DSP as a layer, you’ll also need another sheet. Or, you could use embossed card stock, similar to the card below.) Layer these pieces on a coordinating piece of card stock measuring 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches. Wrap a ribbon around this layer before attaching it to a piece of either card stock or DSP measuring 5 1/4 x 4. Then add this all to the card base.
For the card above, I chose a flower design from the Delightfully Eclectic 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. The coordinating colors I used include Basic Black and Fresh Freesia.
Don’t you love how the DSP changes the whole look of the card? Imagine all of the great possibilities with Stampin’ Up!’s wide array of available patterned paper.
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In today’s post, I share handmade greeting card samples using the Layering Leaves stamp set and Bough Punch. The card featured at the top of the post uses the coordinating colors of Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy with Crumb Cake. I pulled the colors used in the Masterfully Made 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I love taking color inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous patterned papers.
Here are a few measurements to help you get started. Be sure to watch the video below to view step-by-step directions for putting this card together.
Crumb Cake layer measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″ partially embossed with the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder
Melon Mambo card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″
Night of Navy base measuring 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Masterfully Made DSP measuring 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Vellum cut with Stylish Shapes Dies
Glossy Dots Assortment
The above card uses the same elements, but in a different format.
And, here’s another one using heat embossing for the sentiment and the Nested Labels Dies.
Layering Leaves Card Samples Videos
Are you loving this stamp set and coordinating punch? I’m offering my first zoom class featuring this punch. Purchase the stamp set and punch (or other items totaling $46) and receive the card kits and an invitation to a zoom class. Click this link to read all of the details and to register. Please note: The cards shared in today’s post are NOT the cards we’ll be creating in the zoom class. I have designed three additional beautiful cards to use with this stamp set and stamp. I hope you’ll join me!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed all of the samples.
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There’s so much to love about Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers. Let me count the ways:
The majority of designs are double-sided.
Available in at least 50 different colors.
Offer a variety of fresh and trending styles and designs, from serious to whimsical and more.
Showcase beautiful artistry.
Make it fun to create both handmade greeting cards and 3D projects.
And, the best part: Thirteen of the designs are on sale June 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023. Receive 15 percent off the following packages of Designer Series Papers. (See examples in the Annual Catalog beginning on page 129.)
Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
Countryside Inn 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Delightfully Eclectic 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Earthen Elegance 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Fresh as a Daisy 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Glorious Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
Hello, Irresistible 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (This one is an Online Exclusive. You won’t find it in the catalog.)
Inked Botanicals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
Les Shoppes 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Let’s Go Fishing 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Masterfully Made 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Stargazing 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Zoo Crew 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Designer Series Paper Samples
Today, I share a fun fold created with a variety of the Designer Series Papers that will be on sale. In addition, I used the Circle Sayings Bundle to create the sentiment for all five cards. It’s fun to see how the images can be mixed and matched. Here are the basic measurements for the card. (Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post to view step-by-step instructions for making this card at home.)
Card stock base measure 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
Card stock measuring 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Series Paper of choice: One piece measuring 5 1/4 x 4″ and one measuring 3″ x 4″
Sentiment of choice with die cut or punch. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Sayings Bundle for all of the examples.
I love this fun fold because it offers an opportunity to showcase the patterned paper in different ways. Which one is your favorite?
Inked Botanicals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (above)
Inside view of this design.
Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper (above)
Fresh as a Daisy 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (above)
Glorious Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (above)
Designer Series Paper with a Fun Fold Video
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Be sure to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper sale June 1, 2023-June 30, 2023.
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Do you look for different folds to add some spice and variety to your card making? A search of Pinterest yields so many options. When I spotted the Barn Door Fun Fold, I knew it would pair perfectly with Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Sayings Bundle. Find this bundle on page 19 on Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. I’ve created many cards using this bundle which includes a versatile stamp set and a 2 3/8-inch circle punch. See more samples (another fun fold) by clicking here.
Circle Sayings Barn Door Fold
This fold is super easy. Be sure to watch the video included below to see step-by-step instructions for creating this card.
Card stock (Berry Burst) measuring 11 x 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2
Trim a 1 1/2-inch x 5 1/2-inch pieces from the top front with your Stampin’ Trimmer
Adhere a piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper (Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP) 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches to the front panel that’s left.
Use the circle punch to cut a half circle from the “barn door” panel
Stamp your image on Basic White Card Stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Be sure to align your image in the half circle so it shows through to the front of the card. Glue to the inside of the card. See the examples above and below.
Add embellishments as you wish.
Here’s the inside of the card:
In addition, I created a thank you card using the same fold and stamp set. The Designer Series Paper comes from the Countryside In 12 x 12 package.
Circle Sayings Barn Door Fold Video
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