Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday is my day to order! If you would like to add anything to my order please send me an email or use the current host code.
Today I am going to show you a card that I made following directions from Patty Bennett on her blog. This card is a fun fold that uses the Bird Ballad DSP and the Free as a Bird stamp set. The stamp set is in the new catalog but the DSP is not so if you want it you had better grab some now before its gone forever.
















If you would like to know how to create this card please leave me a comment below.


Happy stamping!
Diane



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Bird Ballad Videos


Today I will show you several cards cards made with Free as a Bird stamp set and a video using the stamp set to make a card.

Video of card made with Free as a Bird!

This is a video to show you the different sheets of DSP.

Video of DSP

Remember this DSP is retiring!  It is a must have for this stamp set!





Don't forget about this digital download!

Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up!














Click HERE to purchase! It's $12.00 and you can use it right now - no waiting, no shipping!

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Help us make a difference today!


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Deal of the Week



This I am featuring the Bird Ballard Suite.  The components of this suite are listed at the bottom of this post.  The Deal of the Week is that anyone who places an order of at least $50 using host code D2SGTZJS  will receive a half of a pack of Bird Ballad DSP cut to 6x6 or 5 of the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards with envelopes.  Supply will determine which one you receive. 


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Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up!














Click HERE to purchase! It's $12.00 and you can use it right now - no waiting, no shipping!

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Help us make a difference today!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Product of the Week - Bird Ballad Suite

The Bird Ballad Suite will be retiring next month. The items in this suite are awesome and you don't want to miss out on them. The Bird Ballad DSP is retiring along with Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards and Tin. The stamp set Free as a Bird will be in the new catalog for you to enjoy for another whole year.













These cards are made using the Bird Ballad DSP so except for the sentiment on the first card there is no stamping. The first card uses the beautiful Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards. Check out all the products in this sweet on p 91-92 of the annual catalog.





Thursday, April 23, 2020

#scrappystrip Technique




Today I am going to teach you how to make this card using the #scrappystrip technique.  You want to start with a cardbase that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" - mine is Terracotta Tile and a piece of card stock that is 1/4 of sheet so its 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" -Mine is black


Next you want to cut your strips.  I used the Ornate Garden DSP. I started with a piece that was 5 1/2" wide and cut strips.  The first strip must have a straight edge.

You select how many colors you want to use and randomly cut several strips from each color alternating the angles.

You decide how wide each strip is to be cut.  Just cut them randomly. When you get them all cut you you start gluing them down. I would suggest that you use a silicon mat and don not put the glue all the way to the edges like below.
You are gluing these to your black piece. the first one must be your straight edge.  From there you place as you like.
Keep going across until you reach the other end.  Here you want to put the glue on the black piece.

Put your last piece on and turn the whole piece over.


I promise that all of my pieces are rectangles. Its just the angle of the photo. Next you want to trim all the DSP edges off.  You can use your trimmer or just cut them with scissors.






Your piece is too big for your card so you must trim it to size.  I put mine on a piece of black that was cut to 5 1/4 x 4" so your DSP piece needs to be trimmed to 5 x 3 3/4". Play around with how much you cut from each side so you don't cut a whole color off.


When you are ready to assemble your card put dimensionals on the back of the DSP piece and attach it to the black piece. Put dimensionals on the black piece and attach to your card base. 

 

Decorate it as you wish. I used the Ornate Thanks stamp set for the sentiment. The flowers are from the Ornate Border dies and the leaves are from the Cherry Blossoms dies.

 
I used a die from the Ornate Layers dies. and ran it thru the Big Shot twice. See pictures. Sorry they are upside down.




I used a scrap that I cut off for the inside of my card.



Do a Pinterest or google search for #scrappystriptechnique cards and see many examples.  If you would like to see a video of this technique I will give you the link to one by Bruno Bertucci. Please don't use as many dimensionals as he did.




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