Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold

Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold

Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration sale continues one more month — through September 30, 2021. Be sure to take advantage of the freebies while you can. Other choices include exclusive stamp sets and fun packages of Designer Series Paper.

This card uses two items you can earn free with minimum purchases before tax and shipping:

  • Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (free with $50 purchase)
  • Summer Shadows Dies (free with $100 purchase). Coordinates with Shaded Summer stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Find them on page 75. Here’s a post that shows a fun gift ensemble created with these dies.

Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold

This card also uses a fun fold — the Book Binding Fold. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook live replay) below to see how this card goes together. The base of the card measures 11 x 4 1/2 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and 4 1/4 inches.

Other Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card include:

  • Polished Pink card stock and Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Very Vanilla thick and regular card stock
  • Memento Ink
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends
  • Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon

Summer Shadows Dies

Above is the same card created with a Fresh Freesia emphasis.

Below is a similar card I created using the same products as above, but without the fun fold.

Summer Shadows Dies

Summer Shadows Dies Video

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Beauty of Friendship for Fall

Beauty of Friendship

Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us as we share our fall-related cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Hello Dear Friend card kit.

Beauty of Friendship for Fall Card

My card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of Friendship stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find these on page 11 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. (Hint: When you purchase this bundle you qualify for a free SaleABration item — through September 30. You could choose the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper I used on today’s card.)

Beauty of Friendship for Fall

Fall cards offer the perfect time to bring out the baby wipe technique. That’s how I created the multi-colored foliage image of the tree.

Baby Wipe Technique

This technique is super fun and super easy. Lay a couple of baby wipes on a flat surface. Stampin’ Up!’s Silicone Mat works well as does wax paper. Drip drops of ink from Stampin’ Up!’s reinkers onto the baby wipes. I used fall colors I like such as Mango Melody, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Cajun Craze. The ink spreads as you randomly drop the ink onto the wipe. Be sure to fill in any blank spots.

Then, press your stamp onto the baby wipes, using it as an ink pad. Then stamp the image onto your card stock. You can reuse this “pad” many times to make the most out of your ink. I often move the stamp around on the wipe to get different color patterns. Be sure to experiment with different colors and patterns to get the look you like.

Ink Spritzing

Ink spritzing is another fun technique. I love the sparkle of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. (Get it free with a $50 purchase — before tax and shipping — during SaleABration while supplies last). But, I wanted a different color. So I added it myself.

I poured 91 percent rubbing alcohol into one of Stampin’ Up!’s spritzers and added six drops of Cajun Craze reinker. Then, I sprayed my thin strips of Be Dazzling paper. Just think of all the different colors you could use!

Be sure to watch the below video to see how this card came together.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a free card kit. Congrats to last month’s winner: Elizabeth Paulus.

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