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Color Your World International Blog Hop
Petal Garden Happy Birthday Card

 International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

The months go so quickly and it is hard to believe it is October already and time for another Color Your World International Blog Hop.  This is where you get to travel around the world without leaving your seat and be inspired by some of the Top Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the globe. 

 

Color Your World International Blog Hop October 2017

Some months can be a real challenge, this month was one of those months.  The colors just didn't hit me and aren't typically the colors that I am drawn to.  I will admit that paring them with my favorite designer paper proved to be a success.  I am in love!

The color challenge this month included

  • Always Artichoke
  • Old Olive
  • Sahara Sand
  • Sweet Sugarplum 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Birthday Card using Petal Garden Designer Series Paper  Butterfly Basics & Garden Trellis Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Card Measurements & Details...

I love the intricate detail that the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder gives to this card.  Embossing folders can add such great dimension and detail to a card.   The card base is Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock (4-1/4" x 11") I often make my sample cards top fold as they are much easier to photograph.  If you want your card to open side fold just use 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cardstock folded in half. 

The sentiment Happy Birthday (from Butterfly Basics stamp set) is stamped in Always Artichoke Classic Ink on a piece of Sahara Sand (3" x 4-1/4") and layered on a piece of Old Olive (3-1/4" x 4-1/2").  

The Petal Garden Designer Paper (2-1/2" x2-1/2") is layered on a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock (3" x 3"). 


Color Your World International Blog Hop Birthday Card using Petal Garden Designer Series Paper  Butterfly Basics & Garden Trellis Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.comc2
The 3/8" Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon is so easy to tie and lays nice and flat for easy mailing.  

Did you know you can now join in our color challenge each month?  

Head over and check out our Color Your World Challenge Facebook Group here, and start creating!  We would love to see what you create with this months Color Challenge!

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Picture step by step directions for Funfold Trifold Shutter Card

I am a visual learner and so pictures are worth a thousand words to me.  Everyone learns differently and some prefer written directions.  My step by step tutorial for this funfold trifold shutter card will be a little of both.

Shutter Fold Birthday Card - Cool Treats Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The card base is Berry Burst and the patterned paper is from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper one of the New In Colors.  I used the Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits to create today's card.

Shutter Fold Birthday Card Template

You are going to start with a piece of 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock.

Place it in your simply scored tool in landscape position and score at...

  • 1 3/4"
  • 3 1/2"
  • 7"
  • 8 3/4"

Shutter Fold Birthday Card Template directions

Mark with your pencil 1 1/2" from the edge of the top and bottom score mark.


Shutter Fold Birthday Card Template directions 3
Now Cut from the top pencil mark to the bottom pencil mark on both sides.


Shutter Fold Birthday Card Template directions 8
Each score mark that you need to fold is shown above.  I use a bone folder to give them a nice good crease.

 

Trifold Shutter Card Directions Tutorial www.stampstodiefor.com horz

Measurements for the patterned papers.

  • Patterned paper #1 you will need two pieces 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  • Patterned paper #2 you will need two pieces 1 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Patterned paper #3 you will need four pieces 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"

 

Shutter Fold Birthday Card Template directions 6

Stamp  "Happiest Birthday on a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2" x 2 3/4" and matt it with a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock 2 1/4" x 3".


Shutter Fold Birthday Card Template directions 7

The Whisper White cardstock you will put your sundae on is 2" x 3" and matted with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".

Stamp "You're the Cherry on my Sundae" in Dapper Denim Classic Ink a a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2" x 2 1/4" and matt with a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock 2 1/4" x 2 1/2".

I hope you find this tutorial helpful and give it a try it isn't as hard as you might think.  You know me easy and simple is all I do!  Hugs and see you Thursday for another Just in CASE Series.

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Just in CASE - Happy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Hand Stamped - Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Series
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 34 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog ~ Right: My CASE

Each week Alison (My Border Buddy) and I CASE a card from the catalog.  CASE is when you copy a card almost exactly or you might change up the colors or even the stamp set.  If you go to far you didn't CASE the card but was inspired by the card.

I often hear I am not creative - you don't have to be creative to enjoy and love stamping.  And with time it can help you become creative.  When I first became a demonstrator and for many years I CASEd everything for my classes and workshops. 

It was many years later when I was sharing online that I thought I need to create some of my own cards.  So I would pick out a card and change up the colors and stamp set to create my own card.  After awhile I was able to stamp my own creations and it felt amazing.

So if you don't feel creative just start to CASE!

Hand Stamped Birthday Card - Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Today's card was created using the Stampin' Up! Happy Celebration stamp set and coordinating Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders.

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Balloons are always a great image to use when creating a hand stamped Birthday Card.  I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate a hand stamped card.

Often times I get so busy making cards I forget to send them.  That was one of my new years resolutions but I am still not doing as well as I like to getting cards in the mail.  I use to say I only needed on birthday stamp and that was Happy Belated LOL.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2
Everything I share with you on my blog are made exclusively with Stampin' Up! Products.  All the images stamped on this card are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

  • The Lemon Lime Twist patterned paper (2" x 5 1/2") is from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.  I attached it to my Pool Party card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2").
  • I stamped the balloons and punched them out with the making Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I love when stamp sets have matching punches or dies.  Makes it easy peasy and no fussy cutting which I am not the best at.
  • I stamped the two outline balloons, one on Mellon Mambo and the other on Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The Hooray Balloon I stamped on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock. 
  • All three balloon strings are stamped in Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Cardstock (2 3/4" x 4").  I matted the Whisper White cardstock with a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  With dimenisonals I  attached the Basic Black to the cardfront. 

Memento in at stampin up

I like to use the Memento Tuxedo Black with my photopolmer, just personal preference as I feel it cleans off the stamp better.  

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

For a little extra wow factor I added a banner of Silver Glimmer Paper (1/2" x 3"). 

Stamped the label frame in Tuxedo Black Ink on a scrap piece of Powder Pink cardstock and stamped "happy birthday" in the center and punched out with the coordinating Classic Label Punch and attached to the glimmer paper with dimensionals.

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Sunday Sketches SS042 - Happy Celebrations stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Sunday Sketches card sketch SS042

What will you be celebrating this month?  July is a quiet month for Birthday's at our house, but one can never have to my Birthday cards on hand. 

Sunday Sketches Series SS042 Happy Celebrations stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Each Sunday I create a card sketch along with a card using the sketch to share with you.  Sketches or sometimes called templates help me get a start when I am stamping a card.


Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com


A really fun stamp set for celebrations is the Happy Celebrations stamp set with it's coordinating Celebrations Duo embossing folders.  I choose the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper for the background.  It has my favorite new color Lemon Lime Twist along with Dapper Denim.

Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 3


Here I embossed or should I say debossed, the celebrate and then stamped the splatter stamp in Lemon Lime Twist over the top.  It is fun how the celebrate really pops once you stamp over it.    I added a couple of the new fun Glitter Enamel Dots.  I really like these for embellishing as they are fairly flat for easier mailing.


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For the inside of the card I stamped the outline "HAPPY" in Dapper Denim Classic Ink and then stamped the solid "HAPPY" inside in Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink.  This stamp set is the clear photopolymer making it so easy to line up.

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Creative Bird Bath using Swirly Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Bird Bath - Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

I could hardly wait to share this card with you.  

The shapes are from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  When I first saw this set it was overwhelming to me because it is full of shapes and typically I don't know what to do with them.  

I was so excited when I saw a bird bath out of the shapes.  Maybe it is because for years I have wanted a bird bath but haven't gotten one what ever the reason I was so pleased when I saw it and could hardly wait to stamp up a card. 

Bird Bath - Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The pattern paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and has most of my favorite colors in it.

Stampin' Up! Colors...

  • Calypso Coral
  • Dafoodil Delight
  • Night of Navy
  • Old Olive
  • Pool Party
  • Tranquil Tide

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set is filled with some awesome sentiments.  The Happy Birthday I used is one of them, LOVE the font. 

Bird Bath - Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Bird Bath

Sometimes when I decided to stamp I get stuck and this card template is one I can always fall back on when I don't know what to do.  It is a simple style but it seems no matter what I am stamping it works.  Give it a try sometime. 

Card Measurements:

  • Cardbase: Top-Fold 4 1/4" x 11"  Side-Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Night of Navy piece:  3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Designer Paper: 2" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White piece: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"

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Bright & Bold - Happy Celebrations by Stampin' Up!

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Bright and bold colors are often times my favorite.  When I first became a Stampin' Up! Customer in 1996 I purchased colors in the Bold Brights family.  That is still often times the inks I use the most.  What is your favorite Stampin' Up! color family? 

Today's card features one of the new In-Colors called Berry Burst which certainly fits into my bold and bright love!

The stamp set I used is the Happy Celebrations stamp set so while it is not a "new" set, since it was featured in the 2017 Occasions Catalog it is new to me.  I have had a lot of fun playing with it this past week.

 

Happy Celebrations Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 3
Colors from left to right on the card are...

Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Daffodil, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive!  It also features the new In-Color Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.

I love this new ribbon it is so soft and easy to tie.  It comes in all the new 2017-2019 In-Colors.

 

Here are the 3 of the Stampin' Up! color families which is your favorite? Click Here to Comment!

BRIGHTS

Stampin' Up! Brights Collection www.stampstodiefor.com

 

REGALS

Stampin' Up! Regals Collection www.stampstodiefor.com

 

SUBTLES

Stampin' Up! Subtles Collection www.stampstodiefor.com

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Happy Belated Birthdays are Great!

Sue (the person I sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 19 years ago) and I have celebrated many birthday's together.  Our father's were business partners and so we have know each other our entire lives.  The last few years it seems we end up celebrating each other's birthdays late, but that's okay it is like having another birthday. 

While Sue has continued to stamp she is no longer a demonstrator - but has joined under me a couple of times over the years.  When her wish list is long I remind her she can always join and enjoy the awesome discount. 

Fun Fold Hand Stamped Card

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com

She stamped this Pop Out Window Fun Fold Card for me using the Touches of Texture stamp set.  She stamped it in my favorite color Calypso Coral.  Isn't it Beautiful!!!!

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com 3
You can make the window round or square.  Your cutout on the front of the card just needs to be a bit larger than the one you will attach to pop out.

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com 4
Here you can see how when you open it up there is an accordion inside which makes it stand up nicely to display on a shelf. 

Popout Window Fun Fold Card www.stampstodiefor.com

Cardstock Needed:

  • Calypso Coral Cardbase  (5 1/2" 8 1/2")
  • Whisper White Cardstock (5 1/2" x 6 1/2")
  • Score the (5 1/2" x 6 1/2") piece at at 1/2" - 2 1/2" - 4 1/2"

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com 2
Arrows show how/where you will attach the shadowed pieces shown on the pattern.

I hope these brief directions will help you create a fun Pop Out Window Fun Fold Card. 

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Quick and Easy Cards

Each month I stamp with residents at a local senior living center.  The skill of the residents varies a great deal from able to stamp to some that have difficulty holding the stamps.  Each month I try to find quick and easy cards that they can do easily enough but look awesome too. 

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The residents love to color and this month I thought it would be fun for them to try out the new Watercolor Pencils.  I used the retired Sale-a-brations paper Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (2 1/2" x 4") for one of this month's cards.  Some colored the entire front while some highlighted just like I did in my sample.   Once they had it colored we used the Blender Pens to blend the color they thought it was amazing.

Stampin' Up! Note Cards

I love the Whisper White Note Cards for easy cards no prep cutting all ready to go.  The new catalog features a similar black and white designer paper called Just Add Color for those who love to color.  If you have placed an order with me in the past year your catalog should be arriving mid to end of May.  You can start to order June 1 at Noon from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Butterfly Basics by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The second card we made I CASED from fellow demonstrator Jackie Bolhuis.  I pre-cut the butter fly using The Big Shot and the Butterfly Thinlits .  I pre-tied the baker's twine through the button for them ahead of time.  I inked the stamps for them making easier for them to stamp them and since it was a bit random they were able to stamp them successfully.

This was a wow card but very easy for them to stamp and they felt so proud of their completed cards.  

Nelson Gables Stamp Day

They always look forward to me coming and I am filled with so much Joy when I leave.  While I have no sales and no "real" customers it is one of my favorite events that I do each month.  

The Stampin'  Up! mission statement is...

To LOVE what we do 

and SHARE what we love

as we help others ENJOY creativity

& worth while accomplishments

In this we make a difference.

On my stamping day with them I truly feel like I make a difference. 

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Sunday Sketches SS032 - Retiring Wetlands Stamp Set

Sunday Sketches Card Sketch Series

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 SS032 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor.com

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. 

Sunday Sketches SS032 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor-tile

Card Measurements & Supplies:

  • The Cardbase is Pool Party Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in Half. 
  • The strip of *Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper (1 3/4" x 4 3/4") and is matted with a piece of Island Indigo Cardstock (1 7/8" x  4 7/8").  
  • The row of sandpipers are stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (1 5/8" x 3 1/4") and matted with a piece of Island Indigo Cardstock (1 3/4" x  3 3/8").
  • I wrapped some Linen Thread around the left hand side three times and tied in a bow.
  • The card base is embossed with the Big Shot & Seaside Embossing Folder.
  • Lace Doilies*

*Retiring Items that are sold out.  All retiring items (except stamp sets) are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY!  Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22 then only while supplies last. 

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 Retiring Stampin Up Stamps

Retiring Stampin Up Bundles

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