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How To: Fun Fold using the Stampin Up Birthday Cheer bundle

I love the colors of this fun fold birthday card. The various shades of coastal cabana and lovely lipstick, create kind of an ombre stripe on the front of this card.

IMG_9372I used the "Marbled" background stamp on this inside of this card. I think this background goes quite well with anything I pair it with!

IMG_9375The fold on this card is a simple z fold. Fold the whisper white 4 1/4 x 11 piece in half. Then fold the front flap back to meet the original fold. Thats it. I added a piece of 4 1/4 x 31/4 coastal cabana cardstock to the front of the folded back flap. Be sure not to add adhesive to the right side of the coastal cabana piece.

IMG_9370The die cut gifts are cut from a piece of 4 x 3 whisper white. I love the look of these gifts against the "How Sweet it Is" designer paper. I also stamped the flap of the card with in coastal cabana, using a stars and dots stamp from the Birthday Cheer stamp set.


IMG_9373The greetings are stamped in basic black ink and the greeting on the front is punched out with the Classic Label punch.


I added a few sparkling, self adhesive, Twinkle, sequin stars to the front to make it shine. The Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green satin ribbon is a 4" piece tied in a knot and attached with a glue dot.


Isn't it just so fun?

IMG_9376The Birthday Cheer Bundle is running low on the supply list. So, if you don't have this set, be sure to get it now, before its gone for good!

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How to Card Fold- Needle and Thread stamp set

I've got a cool card fold for you today. We made this card at one of my recent card classes. Its an interpretaton of a Z fold card. It looks complicated but, its really so simple!

IMG_8552You will cut a piece of balmy blue cardstock for the card base at 4 1/4 x 11. Fold it in half. Once you've folded it in half, you will fold the front  flap back to meet the fold of the card.

Next, cut a strip of balmy blue cardstock 11 x 1 1/2", then fold it in half. Nest you will do the same as above.. fold the front flap back to meet the fold.

IMG_8553The whisper white strip is cut at 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and TWO more whisper white strips at 1 1/4 x 2 1/2"

The inside white pieces, the highland heather piece and the designer paper are cut at 2 1/2 x 4."

IMG_8550This is a photo of the closed card.

IMG_8551Close up of the beautiful emboss edgelit dies.

IMG_8408Here's the same card in blushing bride instead of highland heather. I hope you give this unique fold a try!

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How To: Easy Fold with Amazing Life stamps

I've got 3 cards with the same fold and same stamp set to show you today. I decided to use bright and fun greens, night of navy and pineapple punch colors for these Amazing Life greeting cards.

The first card is a wish for good luck- with St. Patricks day right around the corner, I thought it was appropriate.

IMG_8469The fold is very simple: fold a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" granny apple green cardstock in half... then fold the front flap up to meet the fold. Thats it!

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Each card features a "Happiness Blooms" Enamel dot. Can you spot all 3? I also used the "Happiness Blooms designer paper on all of the cards as well.


This birthday card also features the new Stitched Rectangle dies as does the other two cards. The dies add just the right amount of texture.

IMG_8473All 3 cards are also colored with the night of navy, pineapple punch, granny apple green and call me clover Stampin Blends alcohol markers.

IMG_8465This card is the same size as the others and its also folded in the same way, except its vertical instead of horizontal.

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Are you liking all the green? Well, it is almost St. Patty's day.. right?

I hope you like this stamp set, it really is a great versatile set for many fun occasions.

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How To: Shaker Card using Sweetest Thing candy jar bundle

I'm a huge fan of shaker cards and this Sweetest Thing bundle was the perfect set to use for this fun shaker card that we made recently at my Card Class. I used 2 different ideas from 2 of my stampin friends, Lynsay Mahon and Amy Storrie, to design this sweet birthday card.

IMG_8463The whole Sweetest Thing suite is so yummy! I used the How Sweet It Is designer paper as well as the new two tone ribbon and some fun Iridescent sequins.


First I stamped the jar on a 2 x 3 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and colored it in with my Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I then cut out the jar with the Jar Of Sweets dies in the middle of the 4x3" How Sweet It Is designer paper. Next, I attached a piece of 2.5  x 3 inch window sheet on the back side of the designer paper with snail adhesive.

IMG_8476I then used Foam Strips cut into pieces to place closely around the jar. Next, I filled the jar with Iredescent sequins, peeled off the paper from the foam strips to expose the sticky adhesive and then attached the window sheet piece over top- lining up the cut out jar with the stamped jar.

IMG_8460I attached the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green ribbon around the pinepple punch cardstock before attaching to the highland heather card. I then added the greeting in lovely lipstick ink.

IMG_8464Shake, Shake, Shake.... isn't this an adorable birthday card?

I hope you'll give this shaker card a try!

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Treat Box from Mrs. Santa

I loved making these darling treat boxes for my team this year. I used the Stampin Up Acetate Card boxes and simply cut them in half (while they were flat) at 3" with my paper trimmer. These remind me of the old cassette tape boxes, way back in the day.

I used the Signs of Santa stamp set and dies. The dies are sold out but the stamp set is still available until the end of the month (at least for now)


I measured the box to get the size to cut the poppy parade cardstock. The box is 41/2" x 41/2" then I scored at 3" and 3 1/2" so that it slide into the box and had a little flap. 


I also used some garden green cardstock embossed with the Maps Etc. emboss folder. The circles were cut with the Layering Circle Framelits dies.


Aren't they just so cute? I used velcro to hold the flap closed. Do you want to see what I put inside?


Found these Christmas Kit Kats that fit perfectly inside. I also stuffed some metallic pearls and peppermint candy inside for my team members.


I made lots to hand out as small gifts to friends and family as well. These are great for gift cards and lottery tickets too!



I will definitely be making these again for other holidays and occasions. They are so much fun to make and look so darn cute!



Hope you'll give this cute idea a try.

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Gifts with "Nothing Sweeter" stamp set

I made some fancy gift packaging for some special team members that attended the Stampin Up "On Stage" Convention with me this week. I made one for each of my directs.

I used the Nothing Sweeter stamp set and dies. I also used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with glitter to spread on the Christmas Trees.


I formed the box,  by cutting one of the Stampin Up Acetate Card boxes- while it was flat. I cut it about 3 1/4" down from the top and then slipped the top lid over the bottom to the size of box that I wanted.


I used lots of layers. The Stitched Labels framelits was used to cut the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, then layered with powder pink and sahara sand cardstock.


I also used some Rose Thread and the new Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths wrapped around the tree image.


I filled the boxes with some Stampin Up bling and a few treats as well as a gift card.


I love all the sparkle. It makes it so special, just like the girls who received them.


I have to say there were lots of dimensionals used on this project!


My favorite color is pink... I hope they like it too!


I can't wait to celebrate with my team! Hope they enjoy the goody box!

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