Sunday, June 23, 2024

Hearts and Hugs for Monday Montage

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! I'm thrilled to have you visiting here. Today I am sharing an easy easy fun fold featuring the Hearts and Hugs Bundle.

The name of this fun fold is Side Latch. It's super simple. Start with an 81/2" x 5 1/2" card base and score at 4 1/4" along the long edge. Use a Bone Folder to fold and burnish on the 4 1/4" score line. To finish creating the fun fold cut 1" off the front right side of the card and score 1" on the back right side of the card. Use a Bone Folder to fold and burnish the 1" scoreline backward.

To create the latch decorate a circle or any shape then attach to the left side of the of the section that folds back. 

Next up in our latest Monday Montage Blog Hop is Emily. Click on the "next" button to see what she has to share with us.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Artisan Post #11: Tune In

For our June Artisan assignment our Group was asked to create projects featuring the Tune In Bundle from #stampinupofficial

I enjoyed using a spunky palette of colors including Peach Pie, Pretty in Pink, Summer Splash, and a few supporting colors which are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pumpkin Pie. To bring these colors to life I used the Full of Life DSP and the '24-'26 In Color Glimmer Paper.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Register for Mediterranean Blooms Class

In this post you will find all the information you need to register for my July stamp class. I call my monthly online stamp classes Technique Time! and if you love to make artfully avid style things this is a class just for you.

July's stamp class will feature the Citrus Blooms Bundle from the Annual Catalog. You can see this gorgeous bundle on pages 34 and 35 or visit my Online Shop

For this class you bring the ink pads and the Citrus Blooms stamps and dies then I'll provide everything else in a kit that I'll mail directly to you. Also make note that for those outside of the US an online version is available.

There are two options to choose from: a fully packed kit shipped to your door OR online access to a PDF. Register while supplies last as class kits will be limited.

This online class will be recorded for replay. 

We'll be creating three projects which will include great layers, detailed focal elements, clever cuts, stamped inside designs, along with finishing touches that every paper crafter loves.

Class kits will include a sampling of Meriterranean Blooms DSP, precut and scored cardstock card bases; a variety of Stampin' Up! ribbons and embellishments; and precut cardstock pieces to complete each project. 

Registration open from now to 7/17 or until kits are sold out.

All kits will be mailed 7/18.

Use the button below to reserve your spot.

Option 1 - Full Kit $35 (available in the US only)
  • Fully loaded class kit packet
  • Access to the FB Live class/replay on WEDNESDAY 7/24
  • Membership to SeeingINKspots Backstage Pass
    • video recordings of this class & many more past classes
    • full array of photos for this class & many more past classes
  • First class shipping, kits ship 7/20
Option 2 - Online Access $16
  • A PDF of the cutting measurements for the three projects
  • Access to the FB Live class/replay on WEDNESDAY 7/24
  • Six-month membership to SeeingINKspots Backstage Pass
    • video recording of this class & many more past classes
    • full array of photos for this class & many more past classes
Use the button below to register for class:

Mediterranean Blooms Technique Time! Stamp Class

#TGIF477 Sketch Challenge Meets Ephemera!

Check out the sketch in the graphic below. Do you see how wide open it is for interpretation? For this #TGIF477 I used three of the new packs of ephemera found in the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.

I started with one of the Calming Creek Mix and Match Cards and Envelopes and then added a layer of embossed Pool Party cardstock. I dry embossed the Pool Party with the Dashing Designs 3D Folder. I should say that that folder is super cool.

Now for all of the bits and pieces that I used to create the scene on the front of my card. I used three of the ephemera packs. I used the Something For Everything Mix and Match pack, the Labels and Layers Mix and Match pack, and for the greetings the Saying Something Mix and Match pack.

Last, to complete the card I splattered with a Bronze Stampin' Blend, included some Linen Thread, and then finished with three of the Adhesive-Backed Textured Dots.

Friday, June 7, 2024

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: The Best There

Here we are--gathering together for a bit of Paper Pumpkin inspiration. May's Kit is pretty amazing, geared for men, and coordinates with the Country Woods DSP.

Today I'm sharing three alternative cards that I made. My first card features elements from the Kit and a piece of Linen Thread. My second card is clean and simple and highlights the Thanks and Beyond Dies. And, for my third card I incorporated the Country Woods DSP and the Country Birdhouse Dies.

For this bold and simple "thanks" card I included cardstocks in the colors of the Kit and they are Wild Wheat, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, and Misty Moonlight. I also used some of the Tungsten paper from the Textured Metallic 12" x 12" which I think is the perfect addition to the colors and style of this Kit.

The embellishments that I've used on this card and the next are called Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls.

I wanted to take and flip this Kit to being a bit more feminine so I used the Country Birdhouse Dies and pieces of the Country Woods DSP.

Thanks for hanging out at my Blog for a few minutes to take a look at a few of the alternatives I made using the The Best There Is Paper Pumpkin Kit. Be sure to click through all of the hoppers for lots more inspiration.