Cards- Thinking of You

Creative Card Fold: Triple Fold Drop Down Card, Featuring the Garden in Bloom stamp set

Hello everyone! Today, I'm featuring a new card fold for you all to try. Its called the Triple Fold Drop Down Card.

Its really fun and pretty easy to create. I've used the Garden in Bloom, 2-step stamp set to design this unique card. The Garden in Bloom works great with this fold, because there is a nice variety of stamps in several different sizes. I used the stamps to stamp on each element of the drop down card.

Here's what it looks like from the front. Looks pretty normal, huh?

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But, then when you open it... voila!

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The colors I used are, peek a boo peach, calypso coral, pacific point, pear pizazz and early espresso inks. I have complete instructions on my You Tube video, attached at the end of this post. You'll find all the colors and measurements there as well.

Here's a close up of the two step stamping, which is simply, layering one stamp over another, in a different color to create dimension. Plus, I've added some tiny pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers. I love those tiny little pearls!

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It's so fun to create a unique and unexpected element to a card, especially when its a creative fold!

Here's a look at the card, both opened and closed:

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So, gather up your stamps, cardstock and inks, and give this unique fold a try!

I'm glad you stopped by today. I hope you learned something new.

Don't forget to watch the complete instructions on my video, below. If you enjoy it, please "like", comment, share or subscribe to my You Tube channel, if you wish.

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A New Color Combo

As, I mentioned at the beginning of the week, I'd be sharing lots of projects using the Eastern Palace Suite. This suite is offered as a "special" Bundle this month only. Actually, there are 2 "special" bundles to choose from. Both come with FREE gifts!
You are going to want to have one of those bundles, I promise. Click on the images at the end of this post to view or purchase these special bundles. This awesome promotion ends, May 1st, so don't miss it.

I've used a cool color combo on this thank you card. Watermelon Wonder (which is retiring- boo), Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy are the cardstocks and inks that I chose for this card.

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I used the same layout as the Eastern Beauty card that we made at Kim's Card Class a few days ago. I'm kind of liking this layout.

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I cut a delicate white doily in half and scrunched it up under the flirty flamingo, stitched circle. The greeting is stamped in night of navy and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

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My favorite part about the Eastern Medallion framlits is that this "flower" is dimensional. So very cool.

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A "White Perfect Accent" is a "perfect" center to this medallion flower.

I'm going to miss the watermelon wonder color. Maybe I'll be able use Calypso Coral as a substitute. I'll have to try that next time.

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Eastern Palace Suite- It's a flower!

Once again the Eastern Palace bundle amazes me. Especially the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Not only does this set make gorgeous multiple mediallion designs, but it also can be used to make flowers! In this particular instance, a beautiful sunflower!

I had so much fun with this card. I also used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to make the leaves of the flower. I cut apart the smaller 5 petaled medallion- making the tiny leaves. I used the die twice in two colors, wild wasabi and always artichoke.

The big sunflower was diecut twice as well. Once in so saffron and once in crushed curry cardstock. I then used a stampin sponge to sponge the edges of the flower with crushed curry ink.

I love how it turned out. What do you think?

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The ribbon is new and will be featured in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog, debuting on June 1st.

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The soft suede background is embossed with the Sparkle emboss folder. I think its the perfect backdrop for this lovely sunflower.

Lots of great sentiments in this Eastern Beauty stamp set, and I chose "hello" for this particular card. I stamped it in chocolate chip ink and punched it out with the 1" circle punch.

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I'm excited to make more "flowers" out of this suite, using a variety of spring and summer colors.

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I really don't think I could love the Eastern Palace Suite more than I do now. Who would have thought?

I hope this card has inspired you to think outside the box and create some fun and unusual cards of your own.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Big Shot
$110.00

Stamping Technique: Spotlighting with the Country Livin' Stamp set.

One of my favorite stamping techniques from years ago is the "spotlighting" technique. I love this technique when used with outline stamps, because I don't have to color the entire image if I don't want to. With this spotlighting technique, the colors pop right off of the page.

It really makes the card unique and a true stand out. I used the Country Livin' stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016-2017 annual catalog. I also used the Hardwood background stamp because it went perfectly with the old wooden truck bed. It also makes for an awesome masculine greeting card.

I do have a video posted below with step by step instructions. NOTE: the video cuts off at the end, however, the only thing you'll miss is me gluing the card together. I'm not sure why it cut out, but I'm new to this video stuff so I'm learning as I go.

This is the card with the spotlighting technique- isn't it cool?

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Here's a close up of the spotlighted circles. I used 2 circle punches to punch out the images on the truck. I stamped two trucks. One that I used as the full truck image on the card and one that I punched the circles from, which you will see in the video. The spotlighting looks a little off in this photo, but its the angel that I took the picture.

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I hope you watch the video and have fun learning this super cool stamping technique. Like I mentioned, the video cuts off at the end, but you won't miss any of the spotlighting technique.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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Blender Pens
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Dragonfly Dreams- from a friend. And Lots of Swaps

I received this beautful Dragonfly Dreams cards from my friend, Elaine Swidzinski. I thought it was so pretty, that I wanted to give Elaine a "shout out." She is such a talented stamper and makes the most beautiful creations, that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Elaine used the Dragonfly stamp set and coordinating dies, to create this copper foil dragonfly. I love how she embossed the Falling in Love designer paper with the Softly Falling emboss folder. It looks so elegant.

Rhinestone jewels eyes on the dragonfly give it that sparkly touch.

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Thanks Elaine, for making such an exceptional card for me. I love it!

And just for fun, I wanted to add a bunch of swaps that I received from a special swap that I host with fellow members of the Stampin' Up! Advisory Board Alumni. These ladies always "wow" me with their talent!

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I hope you enjoyed these special cards that I have shared today.

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Stampin' Up! Perfect Mix stamp set

Here is a card we made at card class recently. Its made with the Perfect Mix stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

I got this idea from another demonstrator, Brian King. I liked the simplicity of the card. I did change the colors and add the star and Sparkle embossed background from the original card.

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I colored the measuring spoons with dapper denim ink. I used a blender pen dipped in the lid of the dapper denim inkpad. I colored the inside of the spoons with the same color, but did them after I colored the outside of the spoons, so that the color would be softer.

I think the colors, dapper denim, cherry cobbler and delightful dijon look great with the neutral of the sahara sand ink and cardstock panel.

Quick and easy and ready to send to a favorite friend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until the next time...

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Blender Pens
$10.00
Big Shot
$110.00