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Double Front Fold Card with Avant Garden

Stamin Up, Stampin' Up! Avant Garden stamp set #143272, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, Double Front Card, Designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

By now I am sure you have realized just how much I love the Avant Garden stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.  I promise this is the last one. This card is called a double front card and is so easy to make.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 6 1/4 score at 2"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut 2 at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" score at 3 3/4"
  • cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

The first thing I did was my stamping.  I did the flower for the front and then on the inside I used the birthday sentiment from the stamp set.  One the inside of the card in the lower left hand corner I stamped one flower image in the melon mambo.

I attached the white cardstock to the melon mambo, making sure I was close to the fold line, but not too close.  If you put the whisper white right on the line, the flap of them melon mambo will not lay nice.  I would try it first before you put your adhesive on it so you know exactly where you want to put it.  

You will then attach one of the daffodil delight pieces on top of the large white piece of paper, making sure it is centered.  Attach the white piece with the birthday sentiment.

For this step you will want to make sure you attach the white piece with the flower on the daffodil delight and add the ribbon.  Here is a little tip for you.  When you put on your ribbon, you will want to make sure that the edges of your ribbon are on the left hand side of the yellow paper.  You want your ribbon to look nice on the back, because you can see a little of the back of the yellow paper. You can see what I mean in the picture below.  I then added my bow with a glue dot.  It gives it a nice finished look.

You want to make sure that your yellow pieces match up perfectly and then adhere.  PUT TAPE ONLY ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE.  You know how I know that, because I put tape on the whole thing out of habit many times.  You can see what I am trying to explain in the picture below.  

 

Stamin Up, Stampin' Up! Avant Garden stamp set #143272, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, Double Front Card, Designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Isn't this card so fun?  I love it!  The best part is that it is so easy to make.  

Since last week was the beginning of Spring, I thought I would do a craft project with my girls.  Here is a picture of the flower garden they made.  They loved the punched flowers, using some retired products and the spring colors.  

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I have the cutest little girls in my daycare!  I love them so much!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Four Fold Card with Avant Garden and Butterfly Basics


stampin up, Stampin' Up! Avant Garden stamp set #143272, Butterfly Basics stamp set #137154, Elegant Butterfly punch #127526, Bitty Butterfly punch #129406, Pearl Basic Jewels, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more  cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking ad 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Hello on this wonderful Monday!  I have been working on my projects for my Scrap Along class on Saturday all weekend, that I totally forgot to do a blog post for today.  This card though is worth the wait!  

On Friday night I had my Creative Fold Card Class,  it was such a fun class.  One of my customers from South Carolina was here for her daughter's baby shower and was able to join us.  It was so nice to have her here and catch up.  

We made this card, called the Four Fold Card with the Avant Garden, Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.  I am in love with this card.  I think I am going to be making one for my mom for her birthday next month.  She loves butterflies and flowers, so it will be perfect.

Here is a picture of what it looks like all opened up.   

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Avant Garden stamp set #143272, Butterfly Basics stamp set #137154, Elegant Butterfly punch #127526, Bitty Butterfly punch #129406, Pearl Basic Jewels, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more  cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking ad 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is a few from the top of the card. 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Avant Garden stamp set #143272, Butterfly Basics stamp set #137154, Elegant Butterfly punch #127526, Bitty Butterfly punch #129406, Pearl Basic Jewels, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more  cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking ad 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have included each step with the products needed for this card.  I thought this might be an easier way to explain how to make the card. You will need the following products:

Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126

  • cut at 11 1/2" x 5 1/2" score at 1/4", 3 1/4" and 7 1/4" on the 11 1/2" side PLEASE NOTE THIS USES A PIECE OF 12 x 12 PAPER
  • turn your paper so the the 1/4" line you just scored is at the top of your Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score at 5/8" but ONLY to the last score line.  You don't want to score on the biggest section as this is where you will be adding additional layers and stamping.
  • trim off the little section that was created by this score line
  • accordion fold your paper so the biggest section is on the right hand side as in the picture above. 
  • put a strong adhesive on the 1/4" piece (this piece should be your last fold and it should be laying on top on the left hand side)
  • cut a piece at 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • attach the above piece to the adhesive you put on the 1/4" section (this is going to create your first fold)
  • you will need to cut off the little 1/4" section that sticks up above the 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock
  • you will need scraps for the two butterflies

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock #122922

  • cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 4" - this is for the front panel
  • cut 2 at 3 1/4 x 4 3/4" - this is for panel 2 and 3
  • cut 1 at 4" x 5 1/4" - this is for the biggest panel

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • cut 2 at 3" x 4 1/2"
  • cut 1 at 3 3/4" x 5"

You can stamp and decorate each panel as you wish.  

I am almost positive you will see this type of card from me again.  It is so easy to make, but looks very impressive.  My kind of card!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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Make A Medallion

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Make A Medallion stamp set #143274, Banners For You stamp set #141710, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737, 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D items go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I haven't really used the colors, Tip Top Taupe and Rich Razzleberry, together and I am not sure why.  They are so pretty together.  The Sale-A-Bration stamp set Make A Medallion is perfect for these two colors.  There are so many color combinations you could use with this stamp set.  

An easy way to add texture to any card is with an embossing folder. The Lovely Lace embossing folder was perfect with this stamp set. They really compliment each other.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Tip Top Taupe Cardstock #138336

  • cut at 5 /12" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1/2" x 4"
  • scrap for the "For You" banner

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock #115316

  • cut at 3" x 3"
  • cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 3"

I first stamped the image in the Rich Razzleberry ink and then the second step in Tip Top Taupe.  I used the Layering Circle Framelits for the white and Rich Razzleberry circles.  

The sentiment was stamped using the Banners For You stamp set and punched out using the Classic Label punch. 

I added two Rhinestones to add a little bling to the card.

I have been busy working on my projects for my Creative Fold Card Class on Friday.  This class is a lot of fun and one of my customers from South Carolina will be able to come.  I can't wait to see her!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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So Very Much Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! So Very Much, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, Gold embossing powder #109129, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

So Very Much is another great stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration 2017 brochure.  There is two things that I like about this stamp set. First, I really like the font and second, the size of the stamp.  You can make so many fast and easy cards with it.  This card took less than 10 minutes to make.  You could make it even faster if you only stamped the images and didn't emboss it.  I tried to take another picture for you so you could see the gold embossing powder I used on the stamped images.  

stampin up, Stampin' Up! So Very Much, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, Gold embossing powder #109129, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make this card you will need the following products:

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock # 138334

  • cut at 5 /12" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Falling In Love DSP #142788

  • cut at 4" x 3 1/2"

I used the Lace Doilies in the Occasions 2017 catalog to add to this card.  One thing great about these doilies is they are two sided, one side with Whisper White and the other with Very Vanilla.  I cut the doily in half, that way you can use it on another card.  

To get the placing on the doily in the center (my OCD was coming out here LOL), I took the card base and put it in the corner of my grid paper.  I then used one of the points and lined it up on the 2 1/8 line (that is the center of the card front).  

I stamped the image and the butterfly from the Grateful Bunch stamp set with VersaMark ink and used Gold Embossing Powder.  If you didn't want to emboss, you could use Early Espresso ink for your stamped images.  

Thank you Mary Ann Rossiter for your inspiration for this card.  

I hope you have a fabulous week!

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Flash Back Friday with Avant Garden

Stampin up, Stampin ' Up! Avant Garden #143272, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Layering Oval Framelits #141706, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.comJoyceWhitman

I was trying to figure out what card to make for my Stamp Camp last week when the card on the left fell off my wall and landed right at my feet.  I don't know if you noticed in my pictures of my craft room that I had cards hanging up on the wall.  The cards up there are the first ones that I made when I started Stampin' Up!  

I picked up the card and instantly knew I could make this card, change the colors, stamp set and how I did the sentiment and I could have a new card!  The card on the right is the one we made at Stamp Camp using the Avant Garden stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.

I have used the small flower and leaves a lot from this stamp set a lot, but I haven't used this flower.  I love how it turned out. Do you know how I made the background?  I used my clear blocks (the ones we use with our clear and photopolymer stamps) and my ink pads. You take you clear block and ink it up with what ever ink pad you would like.  You then stamp it on to your paper and make sure you press hard all over the block to get the best coverage.  You won't get a solid image, but that is ok.  You want a little bit of shading in ink, it gives it character.  I used the following colors, blocks and the order I stamped them.

  • Block H with Blushing Bride ink with the long side going up and down
  • Block E with Pool Party ink with the long side going up and down
  • Block B with Mint Macaron ink with the long side going up and down
  • Block A with Mint Macaron ink with the long side going up and down at the top of the paper and                                                                                                         with the short side going up and down at the bottom of the paper

To stamp the flowers, I stamped it twice, I used black Memento ink.  I also stamped the inside of the card and the envelope with one of the flowers.  

I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White paper and used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out.  The Layering Oval Framelits with Blushing Bride paper made the back layer of the oval.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the ovals to the paper.  To give it a little bit of bling I added 3 of the largest size Rhinestones on the top left hand corner.   

Here is a picture of just the card that we made at Stamp Camp.

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Today we are having a family day as Emily has to go back to Texas tomorrow. :(  It has been so nice having her home.  Time will go fast until we see her in July.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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Avant Garden Card in Sale-A-Bration Flyer

Stampin up, Stampin ' Up! Avant Garden #143272, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

My friend Theresa was suppose to have a workshop on last Saturday, but we had to change it up a little bit.  We ended up doing a book party (workshop) instead.  Her workshop was going to be centered around the Avant Garden stamp set and this was one of the cards we were going to make.

Does it look a little familiar?  It is like the card that is on page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration flyer. We have such talented designers at Stampin' Up!  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Peekaboo Peach Cardstock #141417

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 1" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" for the front of the card
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

I have a tip for you for figuring out where to stamp your flowers.  The first thing I did was lay out my piece of crumb cake cardstock so the bottom left hand corner is at 1 1/2" up from the bottom of the white piece of paper.  The top right hand side is at 3 3/4" up from the bottom of the white paper.  

I then very lightly drew a line on each side of the crumb cake paper.  That way I knew exactly where I was going to be putting the crumb cake paper and so I knew I where to stamp the flowers.  I wrapped 27 inches of Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around The white and peekaboo peach paper.    

I also stamped the flowers on the inside of the card and the envelope.  

On Friday night Emily came home from Texas for a week!  It has been so nice having her back home.  We have been trying to have as much family time as possible, so I may not have as many blog post this week for you.  I will try my hardest to do at least one to two more this week.

Thank you for stopping by today.  

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Happy Celebrations with Celebrations Due Embossing Folder

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations #143012, Celebrations Due Textured Impressions Embossing Folders #142760,  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking, 3D projects and more go to stampinscrapper.com

The Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, boy, that is a long name LOL, come with the words celebrate and happy.   The fun thing with these embossing folders is they give a 3D affect to the embossing.  They also coordinate with the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  

To use these embossing folders, you first run your paper with them through the Big Shot.  You then stamp on top of them and the ink will not go on the words.  It is hard to show you what I mean in the picture.  It is really a neat and different design to your cards.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • 1/2" x 1 3/8"

The circles are made with a stamp from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I used the ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack from the Occasions catalog.  For the banner, I used VersaMark ink and White Embossing Powder and then hand cut the tail of the banner.  

I have been working on my scrapbook page for the display at OnStage and it sure is bringing back a lot of memories.  My dad has been gone for 29 years in April, but lately it seems like yesterday. Isn't it amazing how photographs can bring back so many memories, thoughts and feeling after so many years?  I am very happy with all the happy memories I have of my dad, Pa Louie,  I sure do love and miss him.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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So In Love Anniversary Card

stampin up, Stampin Up! So In Love #143216, Falling In Love Designer Series Paper #142788, Flourish Thinlits  #141478, Lace Dollies #142793, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

One of my customers wanted a Happy Anniversary card at stamp camp last month.  I knew I wanted to use the So In Love stamp set, because I love the font in this set.  The designer series paper, Falling in Love would go wonderful with that stamp set.  I had purchased the doilies, but hadn't even opened the package, so I added them to the card too.  It still needed something, but what?

I then thought of flowers, but which ones.  I tried a bunch of the framelits that I had, but finally decided on the Flourish Thinlits.  I cut the larger flower out of Tip Top Taupe and the small one out of Very Vanilla.  

To make this card, you will need the following products:

Tip Top Taupe Cardstock #138336

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2" x 2"
  • cut at 3/4" x 3 1/2"

On the inside of the card I stamped the flower from the stamp set on the bottom left hand corner and on the envelope.  I also put the sentiment "a day to celebrate" on the inside.  

This is going to be a short post today, as I am busy working on projects for my three classes this week.  I am having my Stamp Camps on Thursday and Friday.  We will be making cards that feature some of the Sale-A-Bration products and the 2015-2017 In Colors.  I have a workshop for my dear, Theresa, on Saturday.  

The best part of this upcoming weekend is that Emily will be home on Friday night.  I can't wait to see her!  It has been since Christmas and I sure do miss my girl.  Thank goodness though for texting and FaceTime.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Sponged Wetlands Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Wetlands #126697, High Tide #143006, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

I belong to a Facebook group for demonstrators and saw this card on it.  Teresa Howe, a fellow demonstrator, created this card and was so kind to share with all of us.  This is a fun and easy card to make for any of the gentleman in your life.  

I used sponges to put the color on the white piece of paper.  First, I used Old Olive to make the grass area.  You can put this up as high as you would like.  Then I added the Crumb Cake and finished it off with Soft Sky.  I started out lightly with the colors and then added more to darken it more.  You can always add more, but you can't take it off.  

One tip I have is to put your paper on top of a scrap piece of paper. Start your sponging on the scrap paper and then go onto the white piece you are going to use for your card.  Your colors will blend better and you won't have one spot darker compared to the other areas.

I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and the other items from the Wetlands stamp set in Early Espresso ink.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 /12" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 2 3/8" x 5 /12"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I finally finished my craft room!!!!  I can't believe how much natural light I am getting on my stamping table. I love it!  

Here are some pictures.

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This angle is at the bottom of the stairs turning left.  

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I was standing at the bottom of the stairs looking towards the sliding glass door.

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Here is another angle of my room

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This is where I do all my stamping and my desk is in the lower right hand corner.  

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This is the wall I look at when I am sitting at my desk.  I have my monthly calendar, a shadow box to showcase 3D projects and card board to display my cards from one of my classes.    The cards up there now are from my What To Do With Scraps class.  

I hope you have a fabulous Monday and the rest of your week!

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Quilted Bloomin' Heart Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlits #140621, Silver Foil Sheets #135314, Rhinestones #119246, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com

At my workshops (parties) we make 2 cards and I demonstrate a technique.  Sometimes the hostess decide on a theme for their workshop and Stacy's was Valentine's Day.  That got me thinking of what technique I could do that would relate to that theme.  I saw the quilting technique on another demonstrators blog and I knew it would be perfect.  

At first when you look at this card you will think that it is difficult to make, but it really isn't.  On the top Real Red piece of paper, you are going to score it from one corner to the opposite corner (I did the top right corner to the bottom left corner first).  You can make your diamond shapes any size you would like, mine are 3/4".  

Once you determine the size you want you will move your paper over that far and score it.  Keep doing this until you have all the lines across you paper.  Then turn your paper 90 degrees and do the same thing to get the diamond shape that you want.  

Fold the paper on all of the score lines but DO NOT use your bone folder.  With all the sponging you are going to be doing you will be folding your paper a lot.  If you use your bone folder to crease the lines, your paper may end up ripping.  

Using a sponge dauber and Real Red ink, sponge the edges of all the lines on both sides.  Fold your paper on one of the score lines and sponge the edge, then flip over your paper and do the other side. This will give the shading that makes it look quilted.

I added the littlest rhinestones on all of the points.  

To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • scraps for the little flowers  

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 4" 

I did not pop anything on this card because of all the layers and the rhinestones.  

Isn't this card just stunning?  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  

We have the basement almost finished!  I just have to have Mr. Wonderful hang my new curtains, then I will take pictures of the finished project.  This is how it looked during all the plumbing work.  

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The two top pictures are from when the plumbers were working.  If you notice we now have 3 holes in the ceiling, but the put caps on them and they look great.  That way if we ever need to get to the pipes again, it will be easier.  The bottom two pictures are us working on putting things back and rearranging the furniture.  I love how it has turned out so far.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous Friday and weekend.  

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