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Last Chance ~ Bloom by Bloom

Today I wanted to share a couple of cards I made using the Bloom by Bloom bundle and the Incredible Like You stamp set!  This suite of products is on our Last Chance list so they are only available while supplies last – if you love them, then you need to order them before they’re gone!

I wanted to show how you can use the same card layout and color combination in multiple ways.  All you have to do is use a different sheet of Designer Paper , and boom, your cards are instantly different and still so striking!  This is a perfect layout and concept for doing some #loveitchopit!

Both cards use the Happiness Blooms Designer Paper, and the colors that coordinate with the paper:  Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover, Night of Navy, and Pineapple Punch.

The first card was done in Landscape, and uses Calypso Coral as my base, and Night of Navy as my stamped image layer. Which of these is your favorite?  Leave me a comment below and tell me!

Bloom by Bloom Navy

My second card was done in Portrait, and uses a Whisper White card base, and a Call Me Clover stamped layer.

Bloom by Bloom Call Me Clover

They are finished off with some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

Aren’t these cards just so bright and fun!  Stampin’ Up has mastered the art of coordinating everything so designing cards like this is so easy!  Just pick your Designer Paper, the coordinating stamp set (or two) and the ink and cardstock in the coordinating colors…done!

If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used, you can email me or you can click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store.  My store is ALWAYS open!

I am also providing an updated list of our Last Chance items… once they are gone, they are gone forever so get them now!  Click the image for an updated list…

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Let it Ride ~ Z-Fold Card

Today I am sharing a card I designed for a swap at OnStage this past weekend.  The category was Avid Crafter cards which includes WOW and Fancy Fold cards.  I chose to use the Let it Ride stamp set (because I love Horses) and to incorporate it on a Z-Fold card.

A Z-Fold card is one of the easier fancy folds in my opinion. No rocket science involved, just an extra fold on the front panel, and add your layers as usual… but it packs such a wow!

Let it Ride Full Card

I wanted to keep the colors neutral so that my horse would be the star of the card, and I colored him and his friends on the inside with my Blends!

This is what the card looks like folded flat, as it would be in an envelope.

Let it Ride 1

Here is my inside panel.  I just love the vibe that these horses give… not a care in the world and just grazing along.  I wish I could live like that some days… but responsibilities prevail…

Let it Ride Inside Panel

Since this card was intended to be for an avid crafter, I had to step it up a bit!  I used my rectangle stitched dies, added some designer paper, did a watercolor wash on my background, colored with my Blends, and heat embossed my sentiment on vellum.   All pulled together, just makes this card a WOW.

The Z-Fold is a really simple design to do as well… and it packs such a punch!

  1. Cut your standard card base (5 1/2″ x 11″)
  2. Score and fold your card as normal, at 4 1/4″.  It will look like a standard portrait card at this point…
  3. Score the front panel at 2 1/8″.  Then fold the piece back the other way.  

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

The Let it Ride stamp set will carryover into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so we can enjoy this set for another year!  But the Designer Paper will not carryover, so if you love it, you better get it quick before its gone forever!

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used on this card for your own supply stash, email me or click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store.  My store is ALWAYS open!

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Abstract Impressions

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Wow, its been a while…

I have been in craft-room-renovation-mode since the first of the year, and although it didn’t require a full construction crew and engineers, it was a slow process because I was doing it all myself and I went through EVERYthing I had and purged a lot of things – this was so refreshing to do!  I will post pictures and details soon…

Now to today’s projects… Its one of my favorite times of year, Sale-a-Bration PLUS we have a wonderful Occasions Catalog.  As much as I love these products, I think we tend to overlook our still fabulous annual catalog this time of year.  Its been raining 4 out of the 7 days here for weeks, and I needed some brightness in my stamping life… so I thought I’d #bringthecattyback with these three cheery cards and do some #loveitchopit with my Garden Impressions designer paper.

All of today’s cards are fairly simple, and only require stamps, paper, ink and your trimmer.  That’s right, no punches, and no Big Shot!

CARD 1:

The first card features some Calypso Coral with a pop of Daffodil Delight.  Don’t you just love that sentiment: “If flowers were hugs, I’d send you a thousand”?!

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Card Measurements:
Card Base (Whisper White)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″
Calypso Coral Layer 2 1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White (Flowers) 2″ x 4″
Whisper White (Sentiment) 1″ x (desired length)

CARD 2:

My next card is a bit more bold with the Melon Mambo.  The vellum helps draw your eyes to the stamped image and sentiment… and it just gives it that perfect little touch, don’t you agree?

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Card Measurements:
Card Base  (Melon Mambo)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Paper   4″ x 5 1/4″
Vellum Layer  3″ x 4 1/4″
Melon Mambo Layer  3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Whisper White (Flowers)  3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
Whisper White (Sentiment)  3/4″ x (desired length)

CARD 3:

And my last card for today is so simple and really focuses on how layering can really give your card that simple wow.  The Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight are a perfect pairing…

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Card Measurements:
Card Base (Daffodil Delight)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Paper  4″ x 5 1/4″
Night of Navy Layer  3″ x 4 1/4″
Daffodil Delight Layer  2 3/4″ x 4″
Whisper White  2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

If you like these cards, you can see the supply list below and add the supplies to your next order… just click the links under each image and they will take you to my online store (which is open 24/7)!  And don’t forget, there are only 19 days left of Sale-a-Bration, so get these items and you will earn FREE Sale-a-Bration items to add to your order too!  Now, who doesn’t love free?!

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Love What You Do

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This is another card we made in June’s Handmade is Awesome class.  This card features our lovely Share What You Do Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Lovely Floral Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder and our Pearlized Doilies. Its a simple design that packs a WOW.  What you can’t see in this picture very well is that the Designer Paper has a clear embossing finish over it, that coupled with the doily, really makes an elegant impact!  Don’t hoard your paper, cut it and use it, hence the term: #LoveitChopit!

During the month of July, you can take advantage of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale on some of our Designer Series Papers. This short video highlights the papers that are available in this promotion:

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To get a peek at ALL of our exclusive Designer Series Papers, including the one used for the project above, watch this short video:

 

If you would like to attend one of my upcoming classes, email me today!  Or you can use the item list below to place an order for any or all of the products used in this card by going to my online store (link above).

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The items we used were:

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