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.

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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.

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

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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.

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And the big bunch of swaps...

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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:

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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!

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

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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.

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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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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.

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A Surprise from Sara- Stampin' Up's CEO (and a card)

 

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While you're here... I wanted to add a better photo of the Dragonfly Dreams card that I posted the other day. This one had better lighting and you can see the Spotlight Background Masking Technique, much better.

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Stampin' Up! Carousel Birthday simplicity

I've got a quick card to show you today. Its from the Carousel Birthday stamp set. I only used one ink pad on this card. Bermuda bay ink and cardstock for a tone on tone look, works perfectly in the background as well as the carousel horse.

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A strip of the Cupcakes and Carousel coordinating designer paper, pulls it all together.

Of course I had to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits- in the square shape this time. Its the perfect size to frame this pretty pony.

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I'm a girl who loves embellishments. So, I used three, yes three different types of embellishments. The white perfect accents, the In Color enamel shapes and the rhinestone jewels. After all, its a carnival, so bring on the bling!

I love the sweet simplicity of this card.

Hope you like it too!

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Stamping Technique- Spotlight Background Masking Technique

Last night at class we did an easy and fun masking technique called Spotlight Background technique. At least thats what I call it.

Its super easy, but really pretty and very cool.

Here's the card that we made using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.

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The colors are mint macaron, pool party and basic gray archival inks, with mint macaron, basic gray and silver foil cardstocks and paper. I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the spotlighted background.

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I love how the large dragonfly shines with the silver foil sheets. I only used one dimensional to attach this dragonfly, so that the wings were free floating.

I also made another card using this technique in a different color. I have a video posted below, with step by step instructions for this card and technique.

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Same technique and stamp sets, different colors:

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Learn the Spotlight Background Technique here:

 The supplies used are listed in the video below.

I hope you give it a try and if you like it, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.

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