Party Puffins Double Z Fancy Fold

Party Puffins Maui Swap

Party Puffins Double Z Fancy Fold Card is my contribution to today’s Fancy Fold Blog Hop with my friends from Australia.

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My Maui Swap Card

I was recently blessed to attend the Maui Elite Incentive Trip, thanks to my wonderful customers and team! It’s always fun to participate in swaps at any Stampin’ Up! event, and the Incentive Trip is my favorite. I’m always star-struck to be in the company of such fabulous demonstrators and have samples of their work!

For my swap, I made this Party Puffins Double Z Fancy Fold Card. In addition to the Party Puffins, I used the Spiral Dye background stamp. This stamp is fun and easy to use. You ink it in one color and stamp, then ink it in a different color, turn it upside down and stamp again. I used a portion of this stamped piece for the outside layer, and added leftover scraps to the inside panels.

Party Puffins Maui Swap

Cardstock and Colors

I used Basic Black cardstock, along with two of the new in-colors, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink. All stamping was done with Memento black ink, and the puffins and cake were colored with the Pale Papaya and Polished Pink Blends, with just a tiny bit of Soft Succulent and Daffodil Delight added to the cake. The card was finished off with a Polished Pink ribbon bow and basic rhinestones colored with the fine point of the Polished Pink Blend. The fine point has a harder tip and is less likely to be damaged by the sharp surface of the rhinestones.

Party Puffins Double Z Open

Making Multiple Cards

Making swap cards can be quite a bit of work, and I was fortunate to have the help of my very talented friend and team member, Dawn Hunt. We made these cards “assembly line style”. The Stamparatus is a huge help when making multiples of any card. Position your stamp once and stamp all your cut pieces in the same exact place! Using the Simply Scored tool makes scoring quick and easy, too. And, these cards had LOTS of scoring!

Party Puffins Maui Swap Cards

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Now, let’s see what Fancy Folds my friends have created!

Here’s the fixin’s:

If you’re in the USA, and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to have you as a customer. Just let me know if you need help or have questions.

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Snowflake Wishes Winter Blues

Snowflake Wishes Slimline

I’m using Snowflake Wishes for this week’s Winter Blues themed Blog Hop. For my friends in Australia, this is the Winter season. And, if you live in the USA, you may be wishing for a little cool weather right now.

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Slimline Card

I used the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies to create this Winter Blue slimline card. If you’ve never made a slimline card, you should try it. I started with a 7” x 8 1/2” piece of Balmy Blue cardstock, and scored the 7” side in half at 3 1/2”. That’s it! So simple, and it will fit in a regular business envelope.

Snowflake Wishes Slimline Card

Greeting Element

Using the label die in this set, I cut an opening in the left side of my Night of Navy panel, and stamped my greeting in Night of Navy directly on the card base under the cutout. I added a couple of small snowflakes in Balmy Blue as the cutout space looked a little empty. The navy panel was embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Black dimensionals raise the navy panel to allow depth for the cutout and are less noticeable than using white ones.

Snowflake Wishes Slimline Greeting

Stamped Panel

I took a 3” x 3” square of Basic White cardstock and stamped three medium snowflakes in Night of Navy. I filled in the empty spaces with smaller snowflakes stamped in Balmy Blue. Using my blending brush, I added Balmy Blue ink to the larger snowflakes. It tends to pick up a tiny amount of the navy, which I quite like. Then I cut the panel into 1” strips and used the same blending brush and Balmy Blue around the edges of each strip to give it more depth.

Snowflake Wishes Stamped Panel

Inside

For the inside, I simply stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy . Then, added a few Balmy Blue snowflakes to fill some of the empty space.

Snowflake Wishes Slimline Inside

Let’s Hop!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Winter Blues card. Let’s see what my friends have created by clicking on the names below.

My slimline card was pretty easy and didn’t require a ton of supplies. Here’s the fixin’s:

Thanks for visiting today. I’d love to hear what you think about this card in the comments below.

Turtle Friends Fun Fold Box Card

Turtle Friends Stamp Set and Card

Let’s make a Turtle Friends Fun Fold Box Card!

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It’s Blog Hop Wednesday, and today’s Blog Hop is focused on critters. I chose the Turtle Friends Bundle for today’s project because it includes both the Turtle Friends Stamp set and Turtle Punch.

Turtle Friends Stamp Set and Card

Choosing the colors

I first chose the Pansy Petals DSP (Designer Series Paper) because of the green color combination. Then, I added ink and cardstock in two of the new in-colors (Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen). These colors coordinate with the DSP. That is often how I choose color combinations for my projects. I pick the DSP first!

Turtle Friends Card Detail

The details

Have you guessed how I made the “pond” behind the turtle? I used the new Layering Diorama dies. It’s always fun using dies for something other than which they are originally intended. More bang for the buck, and who doesn’t love that?! The turtle was stamped with Evening Evergreen on Soft Succulent card stock, and I used a small google eye to finish him.

This card uses a box card fun fold, and you can see how it will stand up nicely for display. In order to have room for a message, I replaced the DSP on one of the back panels. Of course, if you need more space you could do this with both of the back panels.

Let’s see what our creative friends have for us this week.

The Turtle Friends Fun Fold Box Card requires very little in the way of supplies. Here’s the fixin’s:

If you’re in the USA and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love for you to choose me! And, if you’re in the Kentucky area, I’d love to meet and stamp with you.