A Simple and Cute Gatefold Card

I love fun folds especially ones that are quick to put together and are simple to make. Gatefolds are versatile and easy, plus they can be simple or stepped up, and are a great way to introduce fun folds to beginner stampers and crafters. For today’s card, I am using items from the Snail Mail Suite in Stampin’ Up’s January to June Mini Catalog. This suite is perfect for beginners looking to try out coordinating products. Suites are great for coordination.
Snail Mail Suite Collection (English) [155986] - Price: $69.50 - http://msb.im/1815

Snail Mail Suite Collection (English) [155986] – Price: $69.50 – http://msb.im/1815

Coordinating Colors to the Snail Mail Suite include:
Click on the colors to see coordinating products

 Today’s Project – Simple and Cute Gatefold Card

Simple and Cute Gate Fold

Simple and Cute Gatefold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Snail Mail Suite makes such whimsy and cute cards that are perfect for kids and adults alike! Also, You can easily customize the designer series paper for any occasion. In addition, Christmas cards would be gorgeous with this layout.
The colors really tie in a happy hello for me. Especially because I love how bright and cheerful they are. Besides you can also color the mushrooms whatever colors you like for whatever look you want.
Items used on this card

Here is a prerecorded Facebook Live on how to put together this card.

Measurements

Cardbase – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ score 2 1/8″ on both ends
Basic White Layer One – (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″
Designer Series Paper Layer Two – (2) 2 1/4 x 3 3/4″
Layer Three – (2) 2″ x 5 1/4″ in Designer Series Paper for side panels
For Inside of Card
Layer One – 5 1/4″ x 4″ in Blushing Bride
Layer Two – 5″ x 3 3/4″ in Basic White

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Batter Up

Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!
A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Additionally, Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple of sticks of the chewy staple; and chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.
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Stamping with Paper Pumpkin

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Paper Pumpkin

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I love when my Paper Pumpkin comes in because I get to create such beautiful cards, 3D items, tags, and so much more without having to think about what I am stamping. Paper Pumpkin is a great kit for individuals who are looking to create and build up their stamping collection. In your first box, you get a clear block that all of the stamps in upcoming boxes will fit on plus everything needed to create the crafts inside. The only thing I recommend adding to your collection for Paper Pumpkin crafting is a Stampin’ Seal. However, you can easily create the projects with the glue dots that are provided. Paper Pumpkin is also good for advanced and beginner crafters.
Stampin' Seal [152813] - Price: $8.00 - http://msb.im/17i0

Stampin’ Seal [152813] – Price: $8.00

Pre-Recorded Facebook Live

Here is a Pre-recoded Facebook Live of us putting together two of eight cards in March’s Paper Pumpkin! This is such a fun kit! Plus you got a surprise – masks and a sponge!

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Paper Pumpkin is our One-Stop Box™ of creative fun for crafters of all skill levels! Each month, subscribers receive a thoughtfully themed, seasonally appropriate kit with all the pre-cut elements needed to create a fabulous paper project—from unique cards and gift tags to treat boxes and more.
This monthly subscription service offers a unique and carefully curated selection of project kits in a wide range of artistic styles. Which gives you the chance to explore new, creative techniques in a fun, relaxing way. It’s the perfect opportunity to build creative confidence.
A subscription to Paper Pumpkin is also an easy way for you to get acquainted with Stampin’ Up!’s impressive line of quality products, from our artfully designed stamp sets and colorful ink pads to our dazzling array of embellishments. Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set and ink spot, making it a great way to start building a collection of crafting tools.
So, what makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even cooler: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids AND adults in mind!

ABOUT THE APRIL KIT

Name So Cool
Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

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A Beautiful Sponged Ombre Backgroung Card

Sponging An Ombre Background

Today is a little different because I am not going live like I usually do for my Facebook Live Card Tutorials. However, I have a beautiful ombre card to share with all of you that I absolutely adore! It uses the stamp set Enjoy the Moment which includes sentiments and seedpods. For the card today I am using ‘a little note’ and the poppy flower seed pod.

Items Used On Card

 

How to Sponge An Ombre Background

An Ombre background is when a color is blended from one hue to the next. Usually, this means it moves from a dark color to a light color. Stampin’ Up! provides many color combinations for this to work with. I love blending pinks, purples, and even the browns together to create a special ombre that can be used for any occasion. For this card, I am using three of Stampin’ Up!’s blues. Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, and Night of Navy.

Ombre Card

The first step in making this card is cutting the base and layer. I used Thick Basic White and Basic White.

Measurements

  • Card Base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ in Basic White Thick
  • Layer One – 4″ x 5 1/4″  in Basic White

Paper Layers with Trimmer

I have 6 Blending Brushes, one for each color family; blues, greens, yellows, browns, purples, and reds. This way I can use the red brush with Poppy Parade or Real Red. For this card, I used my Blue Blending Brush.

Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Night of Navy

When I am using my blending brushes I like to keep a scrap piece under my piece of Basic White layer that way and a block next to me. The first color that I dip into is the lightest color, in this case, it is Balmy Blue. When I dip the brush into the ink pad I tap some off onto the block before tapping again on the scrap piece of paper before blending in circles on my Basic White layer. I always start off my paper before moving onto the layer. This helps to keep dark splotches down. I bring the first color down about 1/4″ of the layer.

Layer with Balmy Blue

Next, I clean the brush by swirling the color off on the scrap piece of paper until it runs clear. Then I dip it into the next darkest color which is Pacific point. I take this color all the way down and blend it into Balmy Blue.

Blending Pacific Point into Balmy Blue

After sponging Pacific Point, I dipped into the darkest color, Night of Navy. This color I brought up about 1/4″ from the bottom of the card and I blend into the Pacific Point. Since this is a dark color I make sure to clean the brush before dipping back into another color. At this stage, you can begin to see the ombre begin to take effect.

Finally, I dip back into Pacific Point to build back up the middle section and then Balmy Blue. I like to start my blending off very lightly and build up the colors because if you go too dark you cannot take that color away.

Once you have built up the colors in your ombre to your liking the next step is to pick out the stitched rectangle die and to cut it out using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
Die Cuting the LayerLinning up the Die Cut on the Layer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After die-cutting the stitched rectangle the next step is getting ready to stamp. Stamp the image onto the rectangle in versa-mark. While the ink was still wet I covered it in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. 
stamping in versamark embossing powder over image

 

 

 

 

 

 

After knocking the powder back into the container and cleaning up any spots that I don’t want the powder sticking to I set the embossing powder using Stampin’ Up!’s heat tool.

Heat tool

On the back of the rectangle layer, I added dimensionals  then I took off the backings before adding another layer of dimensionals onto the backs of the dimensionals. I really liked the added lift that this gave to the finished project. Next, I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point before using the Classic Label punch to punch it out of Basic White.

Punching out the sentiment

On the face of the card, I laid the stitched rectangle back over the negative space. But before I did that I wrapped Bakers Twine around the rectangle and added a double bow with a glue dot. Next, I added the sentiment and rhinestones.

Here is the finished ombre card

Before You Go

So Cool Ppaer Pumpkin

Click On the Image to Visit the Paper Pumpkin Website

Paper Pumpkin is our One-Stop Box™ of creative fun for crafters of all skill levels! Each month, subscribers receive a thoughtfully themed, seasonally appropriate kit with all the pre-cut elements needed to create a fabulous paper project—from unique cards and gift tags to treat boxes and more.
This monthly subscription service offers a unique and carefully curated selection of project kits in a wide range of artistic styles. Which gives you the chance to explore new, creative techniques in a fun, relaxing way. It’s the perfect opportunity to build creative confidence.
A subscription to Paper Pumpkin is also an easy way for you to get acquainted with Stampin’ Up!’s impressive line of quality products, from our artfully designed stamp sets and colorful ink pads to our dazzling array of embellishments. Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set and ink spot, making it a great way to start building a collection of crafting tools.
So, what makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even cooler: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids AND adults in mind!

ABOUT THE APRIL KIT

Name So Cool
Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

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The Last Chance Retiring List is Here

Last Chance Retiring List is Here

Today is the day! The Last Chance Retiring List is here! It holds all sorts of goodies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalog that are retiring! Items on this list tend to go by fast so make sure to grab what you want as it is while supplies last!

Last Chance Products List

Here is the Last Chance Products List:  Last-Chance-Products-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021
A favorite item of mine that is retiring is the stamp set Healing Hugs!

 

 

Healing Hugs - Item on the Retering List

Healing Hugs Cling Stamp Set (En) [148223] – Price: $21.00 – Click on the image to visit my store

This product is great for sending someone well wishes and healing thoughts! The large rose is perfect for stamping during other occasions too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fun fold card is definitely a throwback but it is so much fun getting to see an old tutorial! The Designer Series Paper is retired, however, you can use whatever you have on hand or any of Stampin’ Up!’s current Designer Series Paper to create this beautiful card! Psst… there are some great ones on the retiring list! You can see the tutorial for this here.

A Walk Through the Catalog with the Retiring List

For today’s video, we are going through the catalogs to see what is retiring and some projects that we have made with them.

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This kit offers creative fun for all skill levels. It is a vivid, summer-inspired kit that makes Stampin’ Up! fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. And a fun fact about this kit is that it is the FIRST Paper Pumpkin kit that is designed with both kids AND adults in mind!
I love the fact that with this kit you can easily create cards with your children or grandchildren. I cannot wait to receive my box and create my cards with my granddaughter.

ABOUT THE APRIL KIT

Name So Cool
Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

Click on the colors to see coordinating product

  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

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A St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 To celebrate we are making a St. Patrick’s themed card today that is sure to bring good luck to anyone who receives it! Before I dive into making the card, this past week has been very eventful for me as I was able to visit my son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren in Oklahoma. I had so much fun; from attending fishing tournaments to visiting an Amish Cheese House to relaxing at their house! However, on the way home I will say my husband, daughter, granddaughter, and I encountered a tornado warning and drove through a storm through Armarillo, Texas. It seems we can never drive through that area without something happening because last time we drove through a blizzard! Plus once we got home I picked up a new addition to the family a Mini Dapple Dachshund named Rosy, she joins our other Mini Dachshund Daisy! My granddaughter, Savannah named her Princess Rosy, how cute is that!
Rosy

Princess Rosy or Rosy for short.

Today’s Project – A St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Card

Since today is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought we would celebrate by creating a card that brings good luck to everyone today. To bring good luck you have to have the horseshoes face up so that they can catch all of the luck. You can easily customize the colors, and stamps with this layout for it to fit any occasion! Plus I love how the greens work together to bring in the spring theme of this card.
For this card, I am using two stamp sets.

Ride the Range Stamp Set

Ride The Range Cling Stamp Set [154553] – Price: $21.00 –

A Wish for Everything

A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set (En) [149320] – Price: $39.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set because it is full of sentiments that you can use year-round with any stamp set or die set that you have in your stash. Ride the Range is a favorite of mine because it reminds me of my grandsons and their cows.

A lucky St. Patrick's Day Card

Here is a Pre-recorded Facebook Live Tutorial

 

Items Used to Make this Card

 

Before You Go

So Cool Ppaer Pumpkin

Click On the Image to Visit the Paper Pumpkin Website

Paper Pumpkin is our One-Stop Box™ of creative fun for crafters of all skill levels! Each month, subscribers receive a thoughtfully-themed, seasonally-appropriate kit with all the pre-cut elements needed to create a fabulous paper project—from unique cards and gift tags to treat boxes and more.
This monthly subscription service offers a unique and carefully-curated selection of project kits in a wide range of artistic styles. Which gives you the chance to explore new, creative techniques in a fun, relaxing way. It’s the perfect opportunity to build creative confidence.
A subscription to Paper Pumpkin is also an easy way for you to get acquainted with Stampin’ Up!’s impressive line of quality products, from our artfully-designed stamp sets and colorful ink pads to our dazzling array of embellishments. Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set and ink spot, making it a great way to start building a collection of crafting tools.
So, what makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even cooler: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids AND adults in mind!

ABOUT THE APRIL KIT

Name So Cool
Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.
Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ice Cream Corner Specialty Designer Series Paper

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