Happy Fall!

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I posted. I apologize for waiting so long. I started a new part time job with Seattle Chocolate in June that quickly turned into a full time role. I’m loving what I get to do… and who wouldn’t want to work in a chocolate factory, but am definitely missing stamping time. Thankfully I have a great group of people in my stamp club who keep me creating. This month we made another fun fold card using Toil and Trouble DSP as well as stamps from the current Paper Pumpkin kit. Enjoy!

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

 

Diagonal Fold Card

1 sheet 8 ½” x 11” card stock, scored at  ¼” and 5 ½”

2 pieces cut at 1 ¼” x 5 ¼” for top of card and inside

Cut scored full size piece diagonally from left upper corner to lower right corner.

Two cards will be created. Fold upper section down and left section over card. Left section may be glued down to create a pocket or left open to see the message.

Decorate the top of card as desired and glue to top triangle section and fold down.

Another Fun Fold

This month’s fun fold for my stamp club was a variation of the Z fold card that I’ve seen online. I used the Beautiful Promenade set with the coordinating Beautiful Layers thinlet. Here is my sample and the measurements are below.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Z fold card

Cut the primary color of card stock 4 1/4” x 11” and cut in half

Cut a neutral color card stock 4” x 11” and score it at 5” and 10”

Cut Designer Series paper at 2 ½” x 4 ¼”

Cut a coordinating sold card stock at ½” x 4 ¼

Attach DSP and thin coordinating cardstock to the front of one piece of the primary color card stock

Attach a thin piece of ribbon to the front of the card between the DSP and the thin piece

Attach the neutral card stock to each of the primary color card stocks

Decorate front and inside of card with coordinating stamps and die cuts

July’s Fun Fold

I mentioned last month that the theme of my stamp club this year would be fun folds. Last weekend they got to make the second project, a four fold card. I used the Share What You Love DSP as it has so many choices of paper to choose from. I combined it with Soft Subtles 12 x 12 card stock and the stamp set Perennial Birthday. Here are the samples and the measurements are below.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Four Section Folded Card

Card Stock –

12” x 5 ¼” scored at 4”, 7”, 10”

Cut ¾” from 4” to 12”

Cut ¾” again from 10” to 12”

 

Contrasting Card Stock –

1 – 3 ¾” x 5”

2 – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”

2 – 1 ¾” by 3 ½”

 

Designer Series Paper –

1 – 3 ½” by 4 ¾”

2 – 2 ½” by 4”

2 – 1 ½” by 3 ¼”

Layer card stock and DSP on each section and decorate as desired with sayings and embellishments

 

Outdoorsy?

I have several important people in my life that are avid outdoors people. They love hiking,  camping and all things outdoorsy. I have to admit that’s not my type of thing (I used to tell my Camp Fire group that having people sleep on the floor of our hotel was considered camping) but I appreciate their love of the outdoors.  So the Stampin’Up! set Seize the Day is one of the new sets that I chose to use this week to celebrate those that love the outdoors. Here’s the cards I made with it.

Whatever your description of camping is… I hope you’re having a great summer!

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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I love new stampers!

This past weekend I hosted a group of my daughter’s friends at a lake house and as always brought a stamp project along to fill my time. I had so much fun sharing this project with others (most new stampers), especially when the sun was hiding in the morning and the lake was cool. It’s amazing how successful people can be with a little ink and stamps.  We made cute little 3″ x 3″ cards. I love using these as gift inserts or to leave on people’s desks. For these cards I used the Pop of Petals bundle and Itty Bitty Greetings. Here’s the cards we made and a shot of the evening sunset (when it finally came out).

Happy Stamping ~ Lisa

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Happy 4th of July!

I wanted to make a card today to celebrate Independence Day (and post a Throwback Thursday early) but I didn’t really have a specific stamp for this holiday so I improvised.  I used Playful Backgrounds with the Stamparatus to help line up the stripes and added a sparkling celebrate with the Celebrate You thinlets and a piece of sparkle glimmer paper. The new colors (Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel) were perfect for this card. I like how it turned out.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Stay safe!

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Join in the Fun!

I’ve been a Stampin’Up! demonstrator for almost 23 years and still love it for the same reasons I joined back in 1995. At first it was to get the discount on all the wonderful supplies but it quickly began a fun way to share creativity and socialize with others. This month Stampin’Up! is offering a fabulous promotion to those that join the fun – a entire set of stamp pads of your choice! Wow! This is over a $70 value on top of all the things you can choose to pick as a part of the kit. On top of the discount that demonstrators receive there is also lots of ideas shared with just demonstrators and the opportunity to get all the new stamps and accessories early. This month I’m hosting a swap for members of my team of demonstrators (they’ll each stamp 5 cards and receive 5 different ones in return) and here are a few samples of mine. I used the new Love You to Pieces set with the newest in colors for the first sample and Dandelion Wishes with Sea Foam Green, Pacific Point, and Night of Navy for the second sample.

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There’s no long-term commitment so it might just be the time to try it out!

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Stamping in Paradise

This week I’m house and business sitting for friends in Kona, HI, I wanted to bring some stamp supplies to play with while I was in Hawaii but had to limit what I brought. It was fun to see what I could come up using just the sets and inks that I brought along with a few accessories. I got inspiration from the beautiful flowers in their yard.

Here’s the cards I made using the Peaceful Reflections set along with Itty Bitty Greetings and my favorite Garden Impressions DSP.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

 

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Throwback Thursday – Sponging

This week I combined a set from last year’s Stampin’ Up! catalog, Artistically Asian, with a technique that I haven’t done for awhile, resist sponging. I embossed the images on glossy card stock in either clear or black embossing powder with a versamark pad and then sponged over the top of the embossed image with a variety of ink combinations (listed below). I really liked how the colors came out. I then combined it with the beautiful Garden Impressions DSP paper. So pretty!

Color combinations – Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
Petal Pink, So Saffron
Soft Seafood, Shaded Spruce, Pacific Point

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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