Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

Today, I’m sharing a graduation card and free tutorial made with Stampin’ Up!’s Sailing Home stamp set and Come Sail Away Suite.

Sailing Home Graduation Card

Find this fun suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog on pages 144-146. It’s a perfect choice for a number of occasions, and graduation is one of them. The sentiment, “Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams” seems so fitting for a graduate. The stamp set, Sailing Home, and the coordinating dies, Smooth Sailing, carry over into the upcoming catalog. Right now, purchase the bundle and receive a 10 percent discount. (Note: The bundle won’t be discounted in the upcoming catalog.)

But if you like the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, and/or the Sail Away Trinkets, order them now before they’re gone. They’re retiring. Click here to shop the list of items retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. Some items are discounted!

The Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

Here are step-by-step directions for creating this card:

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sailing Home (149457)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), Balmy Blue (14682), Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149481)
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER –Smooth Sailing Dies (149576), High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (149577), Sail Away Trinkets (149482), Baker’s Twine (149483), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392), Die Cut Machine

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Night of Navy Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼”; one piece of 5” x 2 ¼”
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 4 ¾” x 2”
  • Balmy Blue – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 2 ½” for sentiment; 5 ¼” x 4” (for inside of the card)

 

Instructions:

  • Fold the Night of Navy base in half.
  • Place the Balmy Blue card stock inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and run through the die cut machine.
  • With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the embossed Balmy Blue piece to the Night of Navy base.
  • With SNAIL or Glue Dots, affix the Come Sail Away DSP to the 5” x 2 ¾” Night of Navy strip.
  • Attach this strip to the Balmy Blue on the left side of the card with your choice of adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto the Whisper White scrap. Die cut with the coordinating die.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card front. Hint: Place a Glue Dot on the left side of the sentiment and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right and place it on the card front.
  • Cut a four-inch piece of Baker’s Twine and thread through the anchor trinket.
  • Use a couple of glue dots to attach the trinket to the sentient in the bottom right corner.
  • Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock in the center of the card.
  • Stamp the anchor image in Night of Navy in the bottom right-hand corner.

Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

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Under My Umbrella Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this free tutorial for the Under My Umbrella bundle!

Under My Umbrella Tutorial

Under My Umbrella

Even though Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 January-June Mini Catalog came out early January, there are still a lot of stamp sets and goodies to enjoy. Under My Umbrella Bundle, found on page 42, offers a fun stamp set and punch combination. This card and tutorial was created by Judy Garza.

Under My Umbrella Bundle

Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Under My Umbrella (151518), Under My Umbrella Bundle (153786)
  • PAPER Pool Party Cardstock (122924), Calypso Coral Cardstock (122925), Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272), Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper(DSP) (153558)
  • INK – Early Espresso Ink Pad (119686)
  • STAMPIN’ BLENDS: Dk Calypso Coral (144044), Dk Daffodil Delight (144585), Dk. Petal Pink (146871), Light Old Olive (144574)
  • OTHER- Umbrella Builder Punch (151293), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder (151811), Paper Snips (103579), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Crushed Curry 3/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (149444), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Pool Party – 11” x 4 ¼”, score at 5 ½”, 3 7/8” x 5 3/8”.
  • Calypso Coral – 4 ¼” x 3 1/8”.
  • Whisper White – 4 ¼” x 3”, 5 ¼” x 4” (inside)      

 

Instructions:

  • Dry-emboss Pool Party panel and adhere to the card front.
  • Use the largest scallop rectangle die to die-cut smaller Whisper White cardstock.
  • Stamp and punch an umbrella from the DSP.  TIP: It is easier to punch the umbrella then, using a self-made template, stamp the umbrella using the Stamparatus.
  • Position the umbrella on the scallop rectangle and lightly pencil-trace the top outline. (This is to aid with positioning the flower stamps. Be sure to pencil in the outside tips)
  • Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the two floral images a total of three times, making sure they do not extend past the outer ends of the umbrella.  It is ok if some fall over the top line as they will be covered.
  • Stamp one each of the two floral images onto a scrap of Whisper White. Use Blends to color all the flowers and leaves, as shown.  Then, fussy cut the extra images.
  • Glue the umbrella under the flowers (where the pencil marks are).
  • Stamp the sentiment in the upper left corner. Glue the umbrella handle, as shown.
  • Strategically dimensional one (or two) of the extra flower cluster images to cover up any gaps in stamped flowers.
  • Glue the focal panel to the Calypso Coral panel then dimensional the unit to the center of the card front.
  • Make a bow and add to the upper right corner with a glue dot.
  • Finally, add rhinestones to the larger flower centers.

Products Used to Create This Card

 

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Dressed to Impress Card Tutorial

Today, I’m offering a free card tutorial for Stampin’ Up’s Dressed to Impress stamp set.

Best Dressed Card Tutorial

I’m part of a monthly card sharing co-op, and this is card I created for it. I love the message, and I love the the deep rich color of Blackberry Bliss. So I combined these using a timeless layout. I’ve included free, step-by-step directions to make this card at home. This stamp set, Dressed to Impress can be found on page 56 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Dressed to Impress Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Dressed to Impress Bundle (153832)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Pretty Peacock (150880), Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) (151319)
  • INK – Blackberry Bliss (147092)), Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER –Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (147157), Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (147155), Subtles Stampin’ Write Makers (147156), Stitched Shapes (145372), Layering Circles (141705), Stitched Be Mine (148527), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Paper Trimmer (152392), Die Cut Machine

           

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Mint Macaron Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼” and 3” x 3” for scallop circle
  • Blackberry Bliss Card Stock – 5 ¼” x 4 “
  • Best Dressed DSP (Flower design with Blackberry Bliss) – 5 ¼” x 2 ¼”
  • Pretty Peacock – 5 ¼” x ¾”
  • Whisper White – 3 x 3 for sentiment and scraps for flowers

 

Instructions:

  • Fold the Mint Macaron base in half.
  • With SNAIL, affix the Blackberry Bliss card stock to front of the Mint Macaron base.
  • Die cut the long, scallop edge from the Stitched Be Mine dies with the Pretty Peacock piece.
  • Using Glue Dots, affix the Pretty Peacock edge piece under the right edge of the Best Dressed DSP piece.
  • Tape this whole piece on top of the Blackberry Bliss, aligning the left edges.
  • Die cut a Scallop Circle from the Mint Macaron scrap.
  • Die cut a Stitched Circle from the 3” x 3” Whisper White scrap. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the stitched circle on the right-hand side of the circle.
  • Stamp the flowers onto the Whisper White scraps. Color with Stampin’ Writer Markers (Daffodil Delight, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock and Blackberry Bliss) and then use the coordinating die cuts to cut out.
  • With Glue Dots, attach the flowers onto the stitched circle. Use Glue Dots to place this circle onto the scallop circle.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this focal point and position on the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions about this card or any other crafting projects.

Kim

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Best Dressed Suite Cards

Having fun creating cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Best Dressed Suite!

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Suite Bundle

I have to admit, when I first saw this suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, I had little to no interest in buying it. But, now it’s a different story! it is so fun and can be used for so many people in my life. My sister and my hairdresser love shoes. Perfect for them. I’m friends with the woman who runs the Kindness Konnectors group. Perfect for her. I know people who are representatives for Mary Kay and SeneGence. Perfect for them, too.

I love the Dressed to Impress stamp set, the coordinating All Dressed Up Dies, and the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Below, I’ve included a tutorial for recreating the card above. This is my version of a card featured on page 54 of the mini catalog. It’s awesome the catalog provides a host of inspiration!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Dressed to Impress Bundle (153832)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) (151319)
  • INK – Lovely Lipstick (147140), Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER –Banner Triple Punch (138292), Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blend (144585), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392), Die Cut Machine

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Mint Macaron Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Best Dressed DSP (Mint Macaron with white shoe) – 5 ¼” x 4”, the opposite side of this – 2” x 5”, Daffodil Delight Diagonal design – 2 ¾” x ½”
  • Whisper White – scraps for sentiment and shoes

 

Instructions:

  • Fold the Mint Macaron base in half. Using SNAIL, place the Best Dressed DSP 5 ¼” x 4” piece on the front of the card. (I used the Mint Macaron design with the white shoes.)
  • Use the Banner Triple Punch to create a banner on one end of the Best Dressed DSP that measures 2” x 5”. (Hint: I used the other side of the Mint Macaron design.)
  • Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Lovely Lipstick ink.
  • Die cut the sentiment using the design show above.
  • Stamp the shoe image twice on Whisper White card stock using Memento ink.
  • Color the shoes with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.
  • Die cut the shoes with the coordinating die.
  • Using SNAIL or glue dots, affix the 2 ¾” x ½” Daffodil Delight Diagonal Design to the front of the card, on top of the banner about a third of the way down.
  • Afix the sentiment on top using Glue Dots.
  • Place the shoes on the front of the card using Glue Dots.

Here are two 3 x 3 cards I also made with this suite.

Isn’t that Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper just gorgeous?

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the card and the free tutorial!

Kim

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Music from the Heart Valentine

Stampin' Up! Music from the Heart

Stampin’ Up! Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart, a brand-new Stampin’ Up! stamp set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, is perfect for any music lovers in the your life, and it also makes a great Valentine card. The set was designed by demonstrator Dawn Olchefske, who is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Achiever. Look below for instructions on creating this fun card. There’s some heat embossing involved, and that’s always a fun technique for beautiful cards. At the very end of the post, I’ve included a list of supplies. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale is ongoing. You get to choose free product for your purchases at $50 and $100. There are some awesome choices, including exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, and more. Contact me if you have any questions about this promotion. There are still two months left to take advantage of getting free product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to be your demonstrator if you’re not already working with one!

Kim

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Music from the Heart (151674), Detailed Bee Dies (151526)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
  • INK – Versamark Pad(102283), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149512)
  • OTHER –Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Detailed Bee Dies (151526), Paper Trimmer (152392), Heat Tool (129053), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stamparatus (146276), Ruler or straight edge

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White- 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Real Red Scraps – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” (for hearts)          

 

Instructions:

  • Using a ruler or straight edge, draw 5 lines diagonally across the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White using the Black Stampin’ Write marker. Lines are approximately ½” apart.
  • Stamp the Treble Clef, notes and greeting using versamark, add the Shimmer Black embossing powder and heat set
  • Die cut the small hearts from the Detailed Bee dies in Real Red. Note: The smaller hearts were used on the notes, and one of the larger ones by the greeting. Attach using glue.
  • Attach project to the card base using dimensionals.
  • Create shine/dimension on the hearts by carefully using the Fine Tip Glue pen on them, let dry.

 

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