Cards- Kids

Creative Card Fold : Dutch Door Fold- using the Carousel Birthday set

I have a fun card fold to share with you today. I was visiting my friend Linda Bauwin, in Ohio a few weeks ago and I saw this fun and simple fold she had done on one of her class cards. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Linda always has great card fold ideas and I always love visiting with her to see all of her fun creations.

So, I had create a Dutch Door card fold of my own. I thought the Carousel Birthday stamp set would work perfectly for this card idea.

Plus, I had to create a card for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across the country that have served on the Stampin' Up Advisory Board. These girls are top notch, so I wanted to share something that they could easily use in their own classes and workshops.


The bottom of the card opens like a "dutch door." How clever is that? I used all the coordinating accessories from the Carousel Birthday suite. The Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper is so perfect for this carnival card. I love how the Layering Oval framlits work together. I used both the smooth edge and scallop edge ovals for this card. There are 15 ovals in the set, so there are lots to choose from!

Here's what it looks like on the inside.


I think it came together really well. I love all the fun colors in this suite.


If you'd like to learn how to create this Carousel Birthday card, I have a video posted below with all the instructions and details for you.

Here's a few more samples... same card, different patterns from the Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper.


And the big bunch of swaps...


Its such an easy and cool card fold. I hope you'll give it a try!

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Stamping Technique- Re-inker Rainbows

I have a super fun technique to share with you today! Its called Re-inker Rainbows. You'll need shimmery white cardstock for this. Stampin' Up sells it in the Annual Catalog and it has a shimmery, pearl-like sheen. You'll also need several Stampin' Up re-inkers and an old credit card.

I also used the Layering Love stamp set, which works perfectly with this fabulous technique.

You may use any combination of colors that you like. For this card, I used the colors of the rainbow, real read, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, wild wasabi and tempting turquoise. You can use more or less colors- its up to you!

Here's the first card that I created with this fun stamping technique:


By putting dots of re-inker colors on the edge of the shimmery white cardstock and swiping it downward, it creates this cool background effect. I do have a video posted below if you would like to see exactly how its done.

Here's another card using the same colors as above, except the tempting turquoise was omitted. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper and a metalic enamel heart to sparkle it up!


My last card uses wild wasabi, tempting turquoise, wisteria wonder and rich razzleberry re-inkers.


I added the Sparkle emboss folder on the whisper white background and a strip of silver glimmer paper. Once again I added the enamel shapes star in rich razzleberry and a few rhinestone jewels to top it off.

I love the way the beautiful effect that this fun technique creates.


Why not have a look at my video and try the Re-inker Rainbow stamping technique for yourself and have some fun with it!

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Coloring with Markers- Stampin Up Carousel Birthday

Here's a quick card using the Stampin Up Carousel Birthday stamp set and Stampin Up Markers.

I chose 3 basic colors for this card, mint macaron,(green) pink pirouette (pink) and soft sky (blue) markers. Then I used 2 darker shades of each basic color. This gives the image, depth and shading without having to think about it.


I added old olive and emerald envy to the mint macaron, (green horse) flirty flamingo and melon mambo to the pink pirouette (pink horse) and tempting turquoise and pacific point to soft sky (blue horse).


I attached the colorful enamel dots to the tops of the poles to match the colors of the horses.


I thought the white pom pom trim was a perfect touch for a carousel. I attached the trim with tear tape to ensure that it stayed put.


I added the clear shimmery Wink of Stella brush over the horses. I tried to get a good photo, to show how it shimmers in real life, but if you look at the blue horse, you can see the shimmer on the front legs.


This would make a special birthday card for a little girl- or even a big girl! It makes a great baby card as well. Have fun with it!

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Creative Card Fold using the Cool Treats stamp set

Here's a "cool" creative card fold using the new stamp set, "Cool Treats." There are so many fun things to do with this set and its coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits.

This card fold is called, Peek A Boo Gate Fold. It seems everyone is using this fold lately. So, I thought I would share this sugary sweet card with you using this card fold technique.

Here's the card...


As you can see, there is a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card, to stamp the greeting.

The measurements of this card are:

Pool Party cardstock: 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White cardstock: 4" x 5 1/4" (inside piece)

and (2) strips of whisper white cut at: 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Tasty Treats designer paper: (2) pieces cut at: 1 1/4" x 5"

SCORING: laying it long edge in paper cutter- score at 1 3/4" and 6"

When you fold it up, you will have a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card.

Here's the inside view with darling cherries and colorful sprinkles.


How cute is this tiny spoon die cut from silver foil paper?

Can you see how sweet this designer paper is? It has a clear gloss shine over the ice cream images. So, I added some shine to the cherry on the top of the sundae by squeezing a little fine tip glue pen over the cherry. It dries quickly and its not even sticky!


I layered my sundae on a stitched circle framelit, from the Stitched Shapes framelit package. Did you know that Stampin Up sells about 20,000 framelits from any one framelit set during the course of a year, but has sold 20,000 of the Stitched Shape Framelits in its first two weeks on the market! To say this is an awesome framelit set is an understatement.


If you don't have this set yet, don't miss out- get it during Sale A Bration. For every $50 order, you will recieve a free product from the Sale a Bration brochure!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I appreciate you stopping by.

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New Years Sneak Peek & Something Super Cool from the Occasions Catalog

Here's a fun share from the New Occasions Catalog.

Its from one of my most favorite stamp sets in the catalog, called "Cool Treats."


This is a two step stamp set, so there are images to layer, like the hot fudge pictured on the cone. Not only is it a two step stamp set, it also has a coordinating framelit die set, called "Frozen Treats." It is so awesome, you will love it!

Notice the backdrop? Its a sheet of the matching designer paper, called "Tasty Treats" - this piece looks like a waffle cone pattern, but there are also 11 other designs and some have shiny clear epoxy on them.


There is also one page in the New Occasions Catalog that happens to be my very favorite... Its actually the back cover.

I was excited to see myself with my BFF Cindy sharing a smile and a hug on the back cover of the New Occasions Catalog 2017. How super cool is that?

My parents and kids think I'm famous now. lol.

But, seriously, I am ever so grateful to that I joined Stampin' Up! many years ago and met so many people who have become like family to me. Its been an amazing 18 years!



I have lots more to share, as I've had a day to play already. So come back in 2017 to see more. And be sure to check out my Bff and I on the back of your catalog!

To all of you from me: Have a Happy Blessed New Year!

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Stampin' Up! Get Well Soup for the Soul

I have a couple of friends that will be having surgery in the next few weeks, so that got me thinking about "get well" cards.

Stampin' Up! has an adorable cup of soup stamp called "Get Well Soup" so I made a B-Line to my stamp room and made a quick card or two with it.

I knew that I wanted to use the copper emboss powder for the outline of the cup. You all know that I have an obsession with all of Stampin' Up's copper products.


I used the watercolor paper because I wanted to use my aqua painter to color in the mug. I pressed the lid of my soft sky and tempting turquiose inks into the actual pad by squeezing it while the ink pad was closed. This makes a nice puddle of ink on the lid where I can dip my aqua painter and do some water coloring.


Ohhh, look at that copper embossing and how it shimmers in the light. I also used the "Sweet and Sassy" framelits to cut the heart from the red glimmer paper and pop it on the mug with a dimensional. I love the tempting turquoise and real red together.


I fussy cut the outline of the cup and steam and attached it with dimensionals over one of our delicate doilies that I folded in half to give it more dimension.
Here's a close up of all the glimmer and shimmer.


If this card doesn't make someone feel better, I don't know what will!

I hope you give embossing and watercoloring a try. Its so easy and so pretty!

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