Eastern Palace Suite Double Gate Fold Card

There’s a new Suite in town!!  Available June 1st- Eastern Palace Suite.  And it’s gorgeous!!  Especially the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!

Fun new colors & the tassels are so cute!  This is a Double Gate Fold Card that I made for my downline who promoted!  My downline (Maui Big Shots!) are so enthusiastic & fun!!  Love them all!  This was for Linda Z, who just promoted to Bronze Elite & will earn 25% discounts now!  Woohoo!  The more you spend, the more you save, Linda!!  That’s what I tell my husband, anyway!

Here’s a few of my downline, the Maui Big Shots! with some swaps.  Linda’s in the middle, with the blue shirt.

Linda’s a classy gal with a business background, who’s also a Master Gardener!  She’s busy with so many things and recently she’s started having her own card classes!  Her cards are beautiful with great directions, and everyone has a great time!  Pretty soon I’m thinking she’ll have her own blog…

I made this card with Linda in mind, thinking of how she’s transformed her whole yard into a beautiful garden!

 

You’re sure to see many more pictures with this pretty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Palace.  Check out what ideas the other SSINK Team Members have come up with using this beautiful suite!

 

April Cards, Etc. Classes

My April Cards, Etc. Classes are right around the corner!  We’ll be making 4 projects, including these 2 cards:

This is a Double Gate Fold Card & it’s a great way to show off your Designer Series Paper!!  I’ll include detailed directions for you so that hopefully you can go home & make lots of these!  CLICK HERE to see directions to make this fun fold!

Here’s a simple, but beautiful card we’ll also be making:

I really like how these colors worked together!!  Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party.  For the sentiment I used Elegant Eggplant.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases & Better Together
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant
  • Paper:  Wisteria Wonder (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4),  Pool Party (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Very Vanilla (5 1/2 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Information on classes:

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24 at 10am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2pm
  • You’ll make 4 projects
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order
  • RSVP to hold your spot in class

Thanks for stopping by… hope to see you at class!

Twin Bears Baby Card for SSINK

I received this adorable baby card in the mail from my Secret Sister (SACS2017) and wanted to CASE it!!  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you who made this cute card, because I haven’t figured out who she is yet!!  Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Baby Cards.  Have you ever needed a card for a set of twins?  They’d love receiving this Twin Bear Card!

Here’s mine:

I can’t figure out how my Secret Sister made the little carts in her card!!  Anyone know?  I used Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, and the little bears fit nicely inside.  The bears are retiring!!  So sad!  Order them HERE before they’re gone!  And you’ll want the Bear Hugs Framelits, too!  Order them HERE!  They’re on SALE, by the way.

Another contest… first person to tell me what set the arrows come from (the ones on the cart) gets this card in the mail!  Woohoo!

Time to check out what the rest of the SSINK Design Team has made for Baby Cards!

SSINKIC#44 Eastern Beauty Meets Beautiful You

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a new challenge.  I was determined to use my new Eastern Palace Suite Products and I managed to pair them with a girl holding an umbrella.  Beautiful You.  Here’s what I came up with:

I wasn’t sure about the Eastern Palace Suite at first, but I’m a sucker for getting things early!!  The colors are fun & bright and the best thing is the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!!  Don’t you love that cut-out circle!!  And I love the new InColor, Lemon Lime Twist!!

Also, this is sort of a new fun fold card.  I’ll give directions here:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) 5 1/2 x 11, score at 4 1/4, then cut off 2 1/4
  • DSP for flap (5 1/4 X 1 3/4)
  • Front image:  Cardstock (4 1/4 X 3) & Very Vanilla (4 X 2 3/4)

Did you notice that gold border on the bottom?  Those are beautiful Gold Vinyl Stickers!

Can you help me come up with a name for this fun fold?!!  I’ll make a set of cards for the person who comes up with the name I choose!!  Just leave your comment below!

Time to head over to the SSINK page to see what the others have come up with for this challenge!

Masculine Graduation Card for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I love a good challenge, and Kylie has one for us at the Kylie’s International Blog Highlight May 2017, where the theme is “Masculine” card.  I needed a  graduation card & really like the message this card sends!

Here’s what I came up with:

I love the colors of this card!  Soft Suede & Soft Sky, with a bit of Sahara Sand.  And the textures!

 

These sets are retiring and I’ll miss them!!  It’s always hard when Stampin’ Up! comes up with their RETIRING LIST!!  But I have to admit, I love the new catalog that will be available in June!

RETIRING ITEMS FROM THIS CARD:

Hurry & shop if you want any retiring items!!  Once they’re gone, that’s it!  You’ll find some great sales, too!  Hostess code this month is ZUQUTYX7.

Card Details

  • Stamps:  The Open Sea, Wherever You Go, Places You’ll Go
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark (with White Embossing Powder)
  • Paper: Soft Suede (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4- then I cut off 1″ of the front), Soft Sky (5 1/4 X 3), Very Vanilla inside (5 1/4 X 3), By the Shore DSP (5 1/4 X 1)
  • Accessories:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Build It Framelits Dies, White Embossing Powder & Heat Tool

Thanks for spending time with me on my blog!  I’m entering this card into Kylie’s International Blog Hop, so please VOTE FOR ME HERE!

Hope you find a little adventure awaiting you today!

Spring Fever SSINK April Blog Hop!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team has Spring Fever!  Thanks for joining us today to see what says “Spring” to all of us!

Spring had me reaching for the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, which is covered with gorgeous floral designs.  The best thing about it is the colors!  You’ve got the pinks & purples and then there’s the blues & greens.  Today I’ll be playing around with the blue/green papers.Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

I made a Double Gate Fold Card, which shows off this paper beautifully!

I just love it!!  I added that small circle with the flower on the right & stuck it on using a Dimensional.  It’s meant to tuck the large circle underneath to secure it.

There’s a coordinating Stamp Set (of course!) called Blooms & Wishes.  I love how Stampin’ Up! has papers, stamps, and colors that all coordinate!!

Here’s another version I made that steps it up a bit:

Can you find the difference?  No wasted DSP here!  And look when it’s opened!

Here’s some basic directions for the Double Gate Fold Card:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Paper (easier if you use paper without “up & down”
  • Score at 2″, 4″, 8″, & 10
  • With a ruler make a mark up the 5 1/2″ side of the paper at 2 3/4″ on both sides
  • Cut from this mark to the second score line on both sides
  • Flip the cut off triangle over and adhere on the bottom of the card, allowing you to see both sides of the beautiful paper
  • Inside: Cut Card stock 5 ¼ X 3 ¾ & top with Whisper White 5 X 3 ½

If you’d rather follow along in class to make this card, come to one of my April Cards, Etc. Classes!

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24th at 10 am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2 pm

Now hop on over to see what Nichole has made for our Spring Fever Hop!

 

ICS Blog Hop-Blog Candy Giveaway!

Thank you for joining us for the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month the theme is Free for All! Every stop on the hop will feature a great project of the stamper’s choice. That means lots of inspiration and fun ideas are in store for you as you hop along. In addition, be sure to check out how to win some blog candy! Every stop on the hop will have blog candy to give away.

Today I’ll be showing you a nice GET WELL GIFT!  A tissue box cover with matching Get Well Card.  I’ve made 2 different sets using the same Designer Series Paper, Falling In Love.

Isn’t that pretty?  It just sets on top of a tissue box.

Recognize that glimmer paper from Sale-A-Bration?  Love that!

Made a Get Well Card to match.  Watch what happens when the card is opened…

Isn’t that cute?!!  Simple, too!

I’ll be having a Tissue Box Class where we’ll be making the box and matching card.

2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, April 15th at 11am or Monday, April 17th at 10am.
  • Space is limited so RSVP soon to reserve your spot in class.  Also, DSP (Designer Series Paper) is limited, so the papers might be different.  I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love!
  • Cost:  $15 or FREE with your $30 order placed that day
  • CLASS TO GO available for $20 or FREE with $40 order (includes postage).  Everything will be stamped & prepped- you just need Tear & Tape Adhesive & Glue Dots & Tombo Adhesive.  I’ll supply directions & everything else you need!  Let me know your color preference!

Here’s my BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY!  6 sheets of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper!

Are you wondering how to enter to qualify to win the blog candy? Just subscribe to any of the blogs you want to follow and you will be entered to win that blog’s candy. Each blog on the hop will draw a name from their new subscriber’s to win their candy. Why subscribe? When you subscribe to a blog’s feed you will be notified every time there is a new post. You never have to miss out on any of the inspiration, fun or news.

To subscribe to my blog, go up near the top of this post, look at the column on the right, and enter your email in the box indicated, then click SUBSCRIBE!
My drawing will be held on Tue 4/11 and announced on Wed 4/12 so be sure you subscribe by then. I’ll announce on my Wed 4/12 the winner and mail your blog candy out right away! Thanks for hopping with us and remember to join us on the first Wednesday of the month for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!

Next hop over to see what Jen has come up with!

CASING a SSINK Team Member

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will all be CASING a Team Member.  CASE means Copy and Share Everything.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I feel flattered when someone CASES something I’ve made.  CASING can be doing exactly the same thing, or copying the design or the colors.  It can really give you a head start when you’re trying to come up with a new idea.

Here’s what I’m CASING:  

I loved the layout of Darla’s card and decided to CASE it using Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I got this pack of paper FREE by spending $50 during Sale-A-Bration.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY of this great promotion!  So if you’ve been thinking about placing an order, don’t wait until tomorrow!

Isn’t this a fun layout?!!  Change the Designer Series Paper & get a totally different look!

And here’s a close up of this shiny paper.  All supplies listed at the bottom of this post.

Be sure & head over to the SSINK SITE to see what the others have CASED!

Easter Message for Global Design Project 080

This week the Global Design Project is CASING Louise Sharp.  I love participating in their challenges because they have great sketches and help me with a beginning idea.  Here’s what I came up with for this sketch:

What a beautiful image that is!  And I love the verse that goes with it.  I used the Banner Framelits in place of Louise’s tag.  And I have this set on loan from my friend, Marylou, and wanted to play with it more before returning it.  I think I just may need to get one of my own!  The pretty Designer Series Paper is Blooms & Bliss  I used watercolor pencils & an aquapainter to color the image.  Here’s a closer look so you can see the sparkle from Wink of Stella:

To make this card, just check my supply list at the bottom of this post.  Now, be sure to check out what other stampers have come up with for this sketch at the Global Design Project!

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!