Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Valentine's Theme

Welcome everyone to our January 2020 blog hop. Each month's theme represents a holiday or occasion for the following month so that you have time to create the project.

This month's theme was to create a project for Valentine's Day or, simply use red and white to create a card for another occasion, like a birthday. I chose to make a card for Valentine's using a popular fold called the gatefold. I had recently watched a video by Jennifer McGuire where she uses a die to create an interesting gatefold. I will add a link to that video so you can watch for yourself.

Real Red cardstock that measures 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Whisper White cardstock  that measures 4" x 5-1/4"
Vellum that measures 2" x 11"
Meant To Be stamp set (Annual catalogue)
Stitched Be Mine dies
Real Red ink pad
Versamark ink pad
White embossing powder
Flirty Flamingo blends light and dark

All of these supplies can be found in my online store.

To create a gatefold, typically you would score at 2-1/8" from each side then fold each side to meet in the middle. Unless your cardstock has been cut perfectly, often the two sides do not meet perfectly in the middle. A better way is to score one side only. Fold and burnish this scoreline. Now bring the other side to butt up against this piece Run your bone folder over to create the fold and create a crisp edge.

Take a heart die and position it in the middle of the gatefold. Use a post-it note or washi tape to hold the die down on one side. Run it through the Big Shot. Reposition the die in the centre then tape it to the other side and again, run it through the Big Shot. This will be shown clearly in Jennifer's video.

I stamped a small heart using Whisper White ink all over the front of the card. Our Whisper White ink is a pigment ink and needs time to dry. Be careful not to smudge.

I stamped the heart image in Real Red, let it dry and then coloured it with the Flirty Flamingo blends. I added some Wink of Stella to the little heart and a rhinestone. The coordinating die cuts out two pieces, the heart, and a frame. In order to keep those pieces together, I placed small dimensionals all around the edge of the heart.

I adhered the Whisper White layer to the inside of the card and then the heart, adhering it through the front of the card to position it properly.

For the vellum belly band, gently fold it around the card checking to make sure it slides off easily. Stamp the greeting with VersaMark ink and then emboss with white embossing powder. Wrap it back around the card and adhere to the back.

Before you create this gatefold card, have a look at Jennifer's video here.

Now hop along to our other contributors this month.

Happy stamping!

Laura Buechler
Adrienne Hughes

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Seashore Stampers December Blog Hop-New Year's

Hello fellow stampers and paper crafters. Can you believe it? It's the end of 2019 and we are ending it with a card to celebrate the new year. 

I created this card using the Sip Sip Hooray stamp set and coordinating dies as well as the Cheers to That stamp set and coordinating dies. You save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and the dies as a bungle. These two stamp sets complement one another - I would call them a dynamic duo. They are not only great for creating New Year's cards and treat packages but are super for weddings, birthdays and just about any occasion worth celebrating. 

I just love the assortment of glasses for your wines (red and white), champagne, Prosecco (one of my favourite bubbly beverages), martinis, daiqueris and margheritas. And check out the garnishes too. It's such a cute set with the coordinating dies. It has some cute greetings as well. And then, for the other stamp set, it has some great greetings for those varying occasions plus you can cut out Cheers and some flourishes to add interest to your cards. 

I chose the colour Calypso Coral because one of my favourite cocktails is an Aperol Spritz.

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It's made with Aperol, a bright orange aperitif and Prosecco. It's very refreshing and very popular in Italy. I will definitely be having one of these on New Year's Eve.

Cutting and Scoring Measurements

Whisper White Thick cardstock cut to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored on the long side at 4-1/4" to create the card base.

Calypso Coral cardstock cut to 4" x 5-1/4" for the layer.

For the strawberries, I used the Real Red and the Garden Green Stampin' Write markers to colour directly onto the stamp and blended the red with the Wink of Stella pen.

If you'd like to make this project (and you can easily send out New Year's cards up to January 31), click on the photos below.

Now head on over to our other blog participants by following these links.

Laura Buechler

Adrienne Hughes
I wish all of you a very happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Feel Better Soon Card with Harvest Hellos Stamp Set

With the cold and flu season well upon us, I thought I should make a couple of get well cards ready to send out and help cheer someone up. I had a few pieces of rejected cardstock and DSP from another project that I used on this card and the horizontal version you will see below.


The Harvest Hellos stamp set is great for not only get well cards but as teacher cards and Halloween cards. The coordinating Apple Builder punch allows you to punch out either the apple or pumpkin and create dimension. In the video, I show you how to make even more dimension by creating a layered apple.

Cutting & Scoring Measurements

Very Vanilla Thick - 4-1/4" x 11, scored at 5-1/2"
Crumb Cake - 4" x 5-1/4"
Granny Apple Green - 3-3/4" x 5"
Very Vanilla - 3-3/4" x 5"

Toile Tidings - 3-3/4" x 5"

Emboss the Crumb Cake piece with the Basket Weave embossing folder
From the set of Stitched Rectangle dies, use the second from the outside and die-cut both the Granny Apple Green cardstock and the piece of DSP. Cut both of these pieces in half. Use one set for this card and keep the second set for another card. Watch the video for the rest of the instructions.

Here are a couple of other cards I made.



At for Halloween, I made this cute box.

 If you have any questions, leave me a comment.

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