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

Friday, 31 July 2020

Fun Fold Friday-Window Card Ornate Style

Hello my fellow crafters.

It's Friday and I have another fun fold. It's a window to another card inside. The photo below shows the card fully opened. The main card has a window that displays the inside card. After die-cutting the circle from the front of the card using the largest of the circles in the Stitched Shapes collection, I embossed it with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder.

The card on the inside is cut from Whisper White and opens from left to right.

I used the beautiful DSP called Ornate Garden along with the Ornate Style stamp set. The birthday wishes greeting I took from the Fancy Phrases stamp set. The circle that was cut out of this gorgeous floral piece is featured on the front.

I used a few of the circle sets from the Layering Circles dies.

Notice the sequins I added to the flower image. This was an afterthought once the video ended but it added a little something extra.

It's difficult to put into words the way this was made so be sure to watch the video.

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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Seashore Stampers July Blog Hop - A Lifetime of Love & Happiness

Welcome everyone to another blog hop with Seashore Stampers.

This month is our Wedding theme. I'm not sure how many weddings are happening this summer; I suspect quite a few have been suspended until a later time. But rather than change the theme, we carried on and created wedding cards to share with you.

At our get-together on Zoom last Saturday, one of my team members, Tracey, demonstrated a card layout using two stamp sets, a couple of dies, and clear embossing powder. She invited us to use the same stamp sets, if we had them, and copy her design or create a variation.

I happened to have the same stamp sets, Beauty Abounds and Dandelion Wishes and the circle dies so I pretty much CASED her design but used Night of Navy ink, our Whisper White Flax Ribbon and our Elegant Faceted Gems.

So, you may see many of these card variations as you hop around.

If you look closely on the right side of the card, you will see the same flourish embossed with clear embossing powder.

The Elegant Faceted Gems are just gorgeous. They have such sparkle but unfortunately it doesn't display well in the photo.

Cutting & Scoring Measurements

Card Base:
Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Front Panel:
Very Vanilla cardstock, 4" x 5-1/4"

Inside the Card:
Night of Navy cardstock, 4" x 5-1/4"
Very Vanilla cardstock, 3-3/4" x 5"

Night of Navy to cut out circle
Whisper White to cut out stitched circle

Half the front is stamped with the flourish stamp from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. The other half is stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Use a large post-it note to mask off one side as you stamp on the other side.

Run a piece of ribbon down the center and secure to the back.

Product List

Now please hop on over to our other contributors:

Inkyfingers Papercrafting

Joyful Stamping

We hope you try this technique out on your next card.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 24 July 2020

Fun Fold Friday - Corner Bookmark

Hello my fellow crafting friends.

Today I bring you a functional card. It has a built-in bookmark as the focal point on the front of the card. If you belong to a book club, wouldn't this be an ideal card to give for birthdays or at Christmas.

The two stamp sets I used for this card are Way To Goat and Forever Fern.

This is what the card looks like when you remove the bookmark.

Cutting & Scoring Measurements

Card Base:
Whisper White, 4-1/4" x 11, scored at 5-1/2"

Two pieces of Whisper White cut to 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (one for the goat image, the other for the back)
Pretty Peacock, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"

Layering Pieces:
Pretty Peacock, 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"
Whisper White, 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

The video will walk you through the assembly step-by-step.

Happy Stamping!