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Paisley & Posies Twisted Fun Fold Card

Twisted Fold Card by Stamps to Die For 1

Today's post is a show and tell, how to make a Twisted Fun Fold card.  It is really much easier than it looks.  You all know I love simple!  

 

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You are going to start with a piece of cardstock that is 4 1/4" x 11".  
Score from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner. 

 

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Then fold your cardstock on the scored mark.  I use a bone folder to go across the fold mark to make a nice fold.  

 

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Now make a score mark in the center of the card stock as shown with the blue dashed line.  

  

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Fold the card in half at the scored line. 

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 This is how the card will look when open.

 

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This fun fold creates a pocket on the card front and also one on the inside. 

 

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If you would like to line the pockets of your card you will need two pieces of paper that are 4 1/2" x 4" and cut as shown above, one for the inside pocket and one for the outside pocket.

 

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Front

To decorate the front and inside of the you will need a piece of designer paper that is 2" x 5 1/2".
Cut the designer paper as shown above.

 

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Embellish card as desired!

For my card I choose Flirty Flamingo Cardstock for the card base.  The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632 on page 172 of the Annual Catalog to give the card a WOW.  You can see some of the gold foil highlights in the paper.  It is hard to see how beautiful this paper is in person!  

The Punches I used for the flowers are...

  • Petite Petals Punch #133322
  • Pansy Punch #130698
  • Tree Builder Punch #138295

I used Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Gold Glimmer Paper for the flowers. 

I created a Technique How To Video Series a few years back with over 52 different techniques.  Each Technique includes a How To Video, Technique Page with instructions and a blog post describing them.

The Twisted Fun Fold has been viewed of 70,000 times on YouTube, isn't that unbelievable.  

Click Here to Watch the Twisted Card Video.

 

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Sunday Sketches SS012 Flurry of Wishes

Today's Sketch

Sunday Sketches SS012 by Stamps to Die For

Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11" for a top fold or 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for a side fold
  • Next Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Belly Band: 1" x 9"
  • Embellishment for the Belly Band anything you choose!

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Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Flurry Wishes Stamp Set & Snow Flurry Punch by Stampin' Up!

As a Wedding gift to my niece I stamped her wedding 140 wedding invitations.  She is getting Married  in January so in Minnesota there is a good chance that snow flakes will be flying so I thought they were fitting for the invites. 

The colors we used are Basic Gray, Pool Party and Very Vanilla and are the colors of her wedding.  The belly band is Silver Glimmer Paper.  I print out the invitation part on my computer and then stamp and put them together.  It is a pretty easy way to make invitations and they are a huge hit!

Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

In the snow country snowflakes just aren't for Christmas.  We can use them for almost any occasions a good part of the year.

Snow Flurry Punch by Stampin' Up!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

Snow Flurry Punch and Flurry Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here are a couple of cards made by the concept artist at Stampin' Up!

Stunning!

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Remember while the samples I am sharing today are Christmas snowflakes continue on into the New Year!

 

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12 Weeks of Christmas Week 8 - Suite Seasons Stamp Set 25% off

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.

This is a very Quick and Easy Christmas card - when sending out over 100 hand stamped cards during the holiday season I need quick and simple but also has a little bling.

Suite Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up! Border Buddies

The stamped image is one stamp with the sentiment and the pine sprig from the Suite Seasons Stamp Set.  The card base is Crumb Cake to give it a little bit of a country feel.  The patterned paper is from the "This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper".  There are several reasons I like this paper...

  • The colors Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
  • The fact that you get 24 sheets (that is twice as many as normal)
  • It is lighter weight making for easy layering or making envelopes
  • I love all the designs (sometimes in assorted packages there are a few I like and a few I don't

The awesome stitched circle is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framlits that has SOLD OUT!  But should be available again the first part of December (keeping fingers crossed anyway).

Do you realize we have two amazing promotions going on right now and the Suite Seasons stamps set that i used today is part of one of them and is 25% off just for a few more days.

Online Extravaganza (50+ products up to 40% off)

Stitched From the Heart (11 stamp sets 25% off)

Suite Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up! Stamps to Die For 2

I embellished it with some enamel dots that during our 24 hour flash sale last Monday were 35% off. 

Stampin up online extravaganza sale 24 hour flash
Don't miss this Monday's 24 Hour FLASH SALE with these amazing products added to the Online Extravaganza for just 24 hours!

Suite Season Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The sentiments in the Suite Seasons Stamp Set will take you through the Fall Holidays and Christmas Holiday as well as a greeting for Comfort!

Suite Season Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! card samples

I hope you take time to look over all the awesome things on sale right now! 

 

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Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die... Save 30% today

I am just sitting here sipping on a cup of Yogi® Tea and I read my little fortune.

"A relaxed mind is a creative mind." 

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Don't you just love a fortune of any kind but this one really hit home today.

That totally explains why sometimes I go into a stampers block when deadlines are drawing near and I have lots on my plate professionally and personally my mind is definitely not relaxed. 

The past few years Stampin' Up! has blessed us with photos of projects along with class outlines making our jobs so much easier!   So when I do run into the occasional block they have us covered. 

Like today with some amazing samples from the home office.

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! a

For just a few more days you can get 30% off the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die during the Online Extravaganza!

Here is another photo page that I have been working on for our daughter's wedding album using the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die by Stampin Up

I love the Project Life ® pocket pages for some quick and easy scarp booking.

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Here is a close up of the heart I cut out with Blushing Bride.  Since I had two pockets 3" x 4" I cut the heart in half and glued half on each background and slipped them into the pocket of the Page Protector.

Here are a few more samples created by the Concept Artists at Stampin' Up!

Bloomin' Hearts thinlits dies by stampin up

Weddings, Anniversaries, Valentines Day and more this delicate heart can wow your next care receiver.  The power of a hand stamped card in the mail is amazing.   I think part of it is our busy lives and so much impersonal communication that when a card arrives it warms anyone heart that you cared enough.  We all remember the Hallmark saying "When you care enough to send the very best".

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So take this opportunity to receive 30% off this amazing die!

Want Stamps?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order from Patsy in the US

Border buddies

 

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Just in CASE - Flourishing Phrases

Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends.  We are spending the day with our daughter and her family.  Her husband does the turkey and dressing and our daughter makes the homemade pumpkin pies.   Wonderful memories and times together.  The day will more than likely end with a game of Phase 10!

I didn't want to miss our Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

Alison and I both CASE a card and share it each Thursday.  One of the fun parts for us is we don't know until you do which card each other has cased. 

CASEing COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING is when you pick out a card and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both,  but if you go too far you are then creating your very own card and just are inspired by the card or project you started to CASE. 

The More you CASE the more you learn to be creative so there is nothing wrong with CASEing!

Fabulous Flourishes Stamp Set and Florish Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

Today's card is an exact CASE. 

The colors used in today's card are...


Download Free Tutorial Just in CASE Flourishing Phrases

Fabulous Flourishes Stamp Set and Florish Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

One product that I feel is a must for everyone cutting out framelits it the Magnetic Platform.  This platform holds Framelits and Thinlits dies in place over stamped images when you cut them out. Use in place of the Multipurpose Platform.

Warning: The Magnetic Platform uses a strong magnetic field, which can be harmful to pacemaker wearers.

Magnetic platform for the big shot

The Online Extravaganza only happens once a year.  Don't miss the last day with special items on sale for only 24 hours!   The magnetic platform is one of the  last day items that is 35% off!  Don't miss this opportunity to get this amazing product.

Click Here to view the other items on Sale Now some are while supplies last only!

Is there a card in the catalog you have been wondered how to make?  Let me know and I will CASE it so you can get a free tutorial of it.

Hop on over to Alison's  blog and see what she CASED today!

 

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Blossom Builder Punch and Project Life

Our daughter got married last February and I wanted to savory the special memories by scrap booking it.  Not only do you create memories that can last a life time but you also get to relive the wonderful moments.

Several Years ago Stampin' Up! partnered with Becky Higgins the creator of Project Life ®.  Project Life is an ultra-simple solution for getting your photos out of your boxes, off your computer or phone phone and in an album to share and enjoy. 

Gone are the days of spending months and sometimes years on a photo album.  With project life in a simple afternoon or weekend you can complete and amazing book of cherished memories.  

You simply add some artfully-designed Project Life cards into our Photo Pocket Pages along with your treasured photos and you’re done! 

Of course I can't leave it at that - as embellishing is my favorite part.   But I can add embellishments as I have time and my album still looks complete.  

Here is one of the wedding pages I recently completed and embellished.

Blossom Bunch Punch by Stampin Up

Sometimes you don't need words to tell the story. 
Here is my husband with our daughter and our son-in-law Gene with is mother Margie, as they start the evening of dancing.  

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A closer view of one of the embellished pockets.

The flower was stamped with the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and punched out using the Blossom Builder Punch.  This set is super easy to use with the photopolymer see through stamps you can line up the triple stamping easy peasy.  And let the punch take you into the 3d dimension.  

The punch is on sale right now during the On-Line Extravaganza for 40% off!

If you purchase the punch on sale and the stamp set you will still save more than if you buy the already discounted bundle.

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Every flower you create is unique - change the color - rearrange the petals and you have a totally different look!

To see our line of Project Life just CLICK HERE!

Thanks for letting me share some of our special memories.   Stop back tomorrow for another page from the wedding!

Here is the punch and stamp set for you to view.

Project Life® is an ultra-simple, über-stylish solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer, out of boxes, and into albums. Gone are the days of cutting, pasting, buying oodles of supplies, and spending hours on an album. Or even hours on just one page.

Enter Project Life. Simply choose a Project Life Album, select a Core Kit full of artfully-designed cards, and slip them into our Photo Pocket Pages along with your treasured photos and you’re done! By spending less time on your albums, you’ll have more time to rearrange your sock drawer, give Fido a bath, or clean your house. Well, you get the idea. Take a while to look around our site and see what this revolutionary product is all about! #MindBlown

- See more at: http://beckyhiggins.com/project-life/#sthash.J0SjM0DF.dpuf

roject Life® is an ultra-simple, über-stylish solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer, out of boxes, and into albums. Gone are the days of cutting, pasting, buying oodles of supplies, and spending hours on an album. Or even hours on just one page.

Enter Project Life. Simply choose a Project Life Album, select a Core Kit full of artfully-designed cards, and slip them into our Photo Pocket Pages along with your treasured photos and you’re done! By spending less time on your albums, you’ll have more time to rearrange your sock drawer, give Fido a bath, or clean your house. Well, you get the idea. Take a while to look around our site and see what this revolutionary product is all about! #MindBlown

- See more at: http://beckyhiggins.com/project-life/#sthash.J0SjM0DF.dpuf

roject Life® is an ultra-simple, über-stylish solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer, out of boxes, and into albums. Gone are the days of cutting, pasting, buying oodles of supplies, and spending hours on an album. Or even hours on just one page.

Enter Project Life. Simply choose a Project Life Album, select a Core Kit full of artfully-designed cards, and slip them into our Photo Pocket Pages along with your treasured photos and you’re done! By spending less time on your albums, you’ll have more time to rearrange your sock drawer, give Fido a bath, or clean your house. Well, you get the idea. Take a while to look around our site and see what this revolutionary product is all about! #MindBlown

- See more at: http://beckyhiggins.com/project-life/#sthash.J0SjM0DF.dpuf

roject Life® is an ultra-simple, über-stylish solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer, out of boxes, and into albums. Gone are the days of cutting, pasting, buying oodles of supplies, and spending hours on an album. Or even hours on just one page.

Enter Project Life. Simply choose a Project Life Album, select a Core Kit full of artfully-designed cards, and slip them into our Photo Pocket Pages along with your treasured photos and you’re done! By spending less time on your albums, you’ll have more time to rearrange your sock drawer, give Fido a bath, or clean your house. Well, you get the idea. Take a while to look around our site and see what this revolutionary product is all about! #MindBlown

- See more at: http://beckyhiggins.com/project-life/#sthash.J0SjM0DF.dpuf

 

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Hot Deals on Stampin' Up!

Starting Today through November 28 there are over 50 amazing products discounted up to 40%!  These five item are only available today!

Online Extravaganza Stampin Up 2016

The sale includes...

  • stamp sets
  • framelits & thinlits
  • magnetic platform
  • embossing folders
  • punches and MORE!

Discounted up to 40%

I wanted to share one of the the items that is On Sale only for Today.  It  is the Embellished Ornaments & Delicate Ornament Framelits Bundle.

Embellished Ornament Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 2

This beautiful ornament can make your Christmas Cards stand out like no other. 

If you are a scrapbooker it will make scrap booking those Christmas memories so enjoyable!  I have promised myself that this next year I will spend more time creating memories with my photos. 

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On the left is the thinlits that are include along with the coordinating stamps on the right.

The regular price in wood-mount for the bundle is $57.00 Both today Only $45.60
The clear-mount $49.00 Both Today Only $39.20

Embellished Ornament Stamp Set & Delicate Ornament Thinlits by Stampin' Up!

To download the flyer listing 50+ items on sale CLICK HERE!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza


Other great items On Sale the month of November listed below!
You can just click on any item and it will take you to my online store.

Sale: $19.50

Price: $26.00

Sale: $12.75

Price: $17.00

Sale: $17.25

Price: $23.00

Supply List

 
With Thanksgiving just around the corner I can't be more grateful for those of you who support me in my business. I love to stamping, I love to share!
 
When you place an online order you receive my Border Buddy PDF Tutorial featuring 8 different cards each month: with images, supply list, measurements and directions.
 
CLICK HERE to see my complete Customer Rewards Program!  Just my way of saying THANKS!

 

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Sunday Sketches SS011 Country Livin'

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSOO10 by Stamps to Die For. 

Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

Sunday Sketches SS011

Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Next Layer: 2" x 4 3/4"
  • Strip: 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Circe:  2 3/4"

Sunday Sketches SS011- country livin stamp set by stampin up cowboy boots

Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Country Livin Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Cowboy boots stamp
For some reason each time I look at this card the song "these boots are made for walkin" pops in my head and I can't stop it!  These boots are part of the Country Livin' Stamp Set that comes in red rubber wood-mount or our red rubber clear-mount.

I stamped up today's cards while celebrating my friend Sue who got me started stamping so many years ago.

Country Livin Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! pick up truck stamp

The old truck is part of the Country Livin Stamp Set also.

The row of trees in the background are from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I then water colored it with aqua painters and reinkers. 

I love to watercolor and I don't do it often enough. 

Those that have been around awhile have heard my story about taking a watercolor class.  Well I should say signing up for a watercolor class when I got there I realized I would have to draw - not my strong suit.  Hence I excused my self from the class and never returned. 

One reason I use stamps is I can't draw a straight line, a pair of boots or pick up truck. 

Here is an older video showing how to watercolor using the Aqua Painters...

If you are reading this in an email you may need to click here to watch the video.

Thanks again for stopping by you can't imagine how much it means to me that you read my blog!  Have a great week! 

And don't forget the Online Extravaganza Starts tomorrow November 21! 

450 Online Extravaganza Shop Now

CLICK HERE to see whats on sale!

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 7

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.  Patsy and I have been having fun with our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.

Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set 2  www.stampcrazywithalison.ca


I've been featuring the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies on my blog this week and this shaker card uses these amazing dies.  I haven't made a shaker card in a while and it's so easy with our new Foam Adhesive Strips - you can bend them to any shape.

Stampin' Up! made this video showing how easy it is to use our strips to make a shaker card.

 

I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set to stamp the tag with Poor Party and Dapper Denim inks.  I tied in both colours with the cardstock and ribbon.

 

Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 

I filled the shaker with Mica Flakes from the Holiday catalogue. You can't go wrong when you add some Gold Metallic Thread to any card and I slipped some under the tag.  The Rhinestones are coloured with a gold permanent sharpie just to add some bling!

Here are the products I used in today's card:

 

Update on the the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies - they were so popular that they are on backorder and after November 20th the order number will temporarily be turned off until stock is replenished.  So hurry and order them before the 20th! 
 
Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set www.stampcrazywithalison.ca
 

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Just in CASE - Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

Alison and I both CASE a card and share it each Thursday.  One of the fun parts for us is we don't know until you do which card each other has cased. 

CASEing COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING is when you pick out a card and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both,  but if you go too far you are then creating your very own card and just are inspired by the card or project you started to CASE. 

The More you CASE the more you learn to be creative so there is nothing wrong with CASEing!

Just in CASE pg 22 Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor-horz

Today's card is an exact CASE even though the colors look different in the photo - they are the same.  This was a set that had been on my wish list for sometime and I recently purchased it. 

Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin Up

Make celebration and birthday cards even more fun with these script messages. It is a fun set to mix and match and since they are photopolymer they are easy to line up and see where you are stamping. 

Just in CASE pg 22 Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com

For the color on the cakes I just took a Stampin' Write Marker and drew a line...

  • The first cake draw a line with Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker and hen a line with So Saffon.
  • The next cake draw a line with Sweet Sugar Plum Stampin' Write Marker and then Pink Pirouette
  • The last cake draw a line with Watermelon Wonder Stampin' Write Marker and then again with Flirty Flamingo

2016-2018 In-Colors

The ribbon is the new 3/8" Ruched Ribbon that comes in all the 2016-2018 In-Colors.

Some people don't like to invest in the In-Colors that are only around for two years. 

But one of my customers says "you can get all 5 colors plus an assortment package of paper for less than going to the movies.  A movie lasts a couple hours and the ink pads are current for two years".  Besides if you stock up on a little paper before they retire you can use them for years.  

Download Free Tutorial Just in CASE Endless Birthday Wishes

What card would you liked to see me CASE from the catalog?

Hop on over to Alison's  blog and see what she CASED today!

 

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