Monday, April 27, 2020

Make It Monday: Friend-a-Saurus Bridge Fold Card

Stampin' Up! released the Last Chance (retirement) list last week. One of the products I'm sad to see go is the Dinoroar Designer Paper--now on sale for $6.90! I don't expect this paper to last long at this amazing price!!!

I pulled this week's Make It Monday out of the PDF vault from my Dino Days Projects Class to make this fun bridge-fold card. This card can be laid flat for mailing!





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The Dino Days PDF tutorial also includes instructions to make this roarsomely awesome "pop & twist" card! (Letter dies shown are no longer available, but can be substituted with your own.)


Friend-a-Saurus Bridge-Fold Card 
"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 8” piece of Pool Party cardstock.
  2. Score on long side at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 5-1/2”, and 6-3/4”.


  3. Fold inner score lines toward middle of card and outer score lines in opposite direction.


  4. Adhere a 1” X 4” strip of palm leaves paper from Dino Days DSP to both outer panels.
  5. Adhere a 2-3/4” x 4” piece of matching palm leaves paper from Dino Days DSP in middle of card.
  6. Stamp pebbles from Dino Days stamp set on a 1” x 5-1/2” strip of Pool Party cardstock in Pretty Peacock ink. Adhere strip across to each of outer panels. (Tip: Fold in one panel and lay opposite panel flat to adhere strip. This will help keep the cross strip from buckling for mailing.)


  7. Stamp palm tree stalk from Dino Days stamp set on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in Soft Suede ink. Die cut with Dino dies.
  8. Stamp 6 (1 will be used later) palm fronds from Dino Days stamp set on a piece of Old Olive cardstock in Old Olive ink. Die cut with Dino dies.
  9. Adhere palm fronds on top of palm tree stalk.
  10. Adhere assembled palm tree on left edge of right panel.
  11. Stamp the following from Dino Days stamp set and die cut with Dino dies: Apatosaurus dinosaur (Mango Melody ink), T-Rex (Old Olive ink), and Pterodactyl (Mango Melody ink). Adhere all as shown in main picture to left, right, and front panels with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Die cut a scalloped circle (4th largest) with Layering Circles dies in Mango Melody cardstock. Adhere to back inset panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Die cut a stitched circle (2nd smallest) from Stitched Shapes dies from a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  14. Stamp sentiment from Dino Days stamp set on stitched circle in Pretty Peacock ink. Adhere to Mango Melody scalloped circle.
  15. Adhere remaining palm frond to sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


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Monday, April 20, 2020

Make It Monday: Daisy Heart Card

I've been having fun designing in my craft space this past week for some upcoming events. Be sure to check them out below.

One of the projects is for the May Stamp Club To Go class. This month's class features the Strong & Beautiful stamp set and the new Ornate Garden die sets to make some amazingly beautiful cards.


Each monthly Stamp Club class usually includes 5 projects. However, this month includes 6 cards to share with those special women in our lives this Mother's Day. Today's Make It Monday project is the bonus card included in this month's kit which was inspired by Erica Cerwin and Ronda Wade.

Limited number of kits available. Kits to be mailed out by 4/29/20.


This card is full of beauty and a touch of whimsy with the small heart in the middle of the daisy flower and polka dot ribbon bow. 

The sentiments in the Strong & Beautiful stamp set are so encouraging and empowering. 


"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Score and fold in half at 5-1/2” to create card base.
  2. Adhere a 3” x 5-1/4” piece of floral print paper from Best Dressed DSP to left side of card front.
  3. Die cut a narrow strip with lace die from Ornate Borders dies in Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Adhere strip to left edge of DSP for accent.
  4. Die cut a medium stitched rectangle with Stitched Rectangle dies (2nd smallest) in Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp (Black Memento ink) “You are like a diamond resilient…” sentiment from Strong & Beautiful stamp set on rectangle. Adhere rectangle in lower right corner of card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Punch out 2 daisy flowers with Large Daisy Punch in Petal Pink cardstock. Adhere flowers together with offset then adhere assembled flowers toward right edge of DSP (Just above sentiment rectangle) with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  7. Die cut a narrow small heart with Stitched Be Mine dies in Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Adhere heart to center of daisy.
  8. Embellish center of heart with a Whisper White Tulle bow (adhered with a Glue Dot).

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Sailing Home Projects Class To Go




Set sail for some crafting fun to make 5 nautical projects with this class To Go delivered to your mailbox...featuring the Come Sail Away suite. Projects include 3 fun-fold cards, Werthers Mini treat box, and Altoids Mints matchbook holder.

Supplies needed: Sailing Home stamp set, acrylic blocks, Smooth Sailing dies, Inks (Night of Navy, Early Espresso), adhesives (Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots) or message me to add any of these items to your order.

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COVID-19 Precautions: Like many of you, I'm taking precautions to reduce exposure for my customers. In addition to social distancing, this includes disinfecting work surfaces and frequent handwashing before handling customer packets or contents. I advise you follow CDC guidelines to limit exposure on your end as well when you receive your project packet in case of incidental contact during transit. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Make It Monday: Healing Hugs Card

Enjoy a sneak peek of the 2020-21 Annual Catalog with the Ornate Garden suite. Stampin' Up! is giving customers the opportunity to purchase this suite early before the catalog is available in June.

For today's Make It Monday, I used one of the Ornate Border dies to accent this floral card.



The bright patterns and colors in the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (DSP) is perfect for this Spring card. I added punched out vellum leaves to tie in the green of the DSP...plus a little Rhinestone bling for sparkle. 



This card is one of the projects included in this month's Stampin' Bunco. 

Stampin' Bunco Online (Zoom)
Tuesday, April 28th
7:00-9:00pm CST
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"Make It" Healing Hugs Card
  1. Cut a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Score and fold in half for card base.
  2. Adhere a 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” strip of So Saffron striped print from Best Dressed DSP to right side of card front.
  3. Adhere a 3” x 5-1/4” piece of floral print from Best Dressed DSP to left side of card front, overlapping striped print.
  4. Die cut a floral scalloped edge piece from Ornate Borders dies in Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Adhere border on DSP seam.
  5. Die cut a large label from Stitched So Sweetly dies in Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Adhere to upper section of card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Die cut a medium label from Stitched So Sweetly dies in Whisper White cardstock.
  7. Stamp (Black Memento) “Sending healing hugs” sentiment from So Sentimental stamp set on Whisper White label.
  8. Adhere Whisper White label to Lovely Lipstick label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Punch out 2 leaves from Perennial Essence Vellum with Leaf Punch. Adhere under sentiment label.
  10. Embellish Lovely Lipstick label with Rhinestones.
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