Thursday, June 8, 2023

Retiform Technique Cards


Take masking to a new level with the Retiform Technique. This method divides your card stock into grids by masking off one section at a time. You can make the sections different colors like two of today's cards, or stick with one color like the Adventure card. I used Stampin' Up! Blender Brushes along with several ink pads to blend the colors on my cards. The Stampin' Up! Masking Paper came in handy to divide the sections. You can use Post It Notes, or any other straight edge to make the sections. The first card features the Beauty Of The Deep Stamp Set.

I made the second card for Episode #166 of Craft Roulette. It features their newly made stamp set called Craft Roulette - The Basics.

My last card was made with stamps from the May, Exploring In Color, Paper Pumpkin Kit. The Copper Clay Ink Spot was also from that kit.

It's always fun to revisit a technique from the past. I hope you will give Retiform a try!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Pretty New Boho Beach Card Kit

Want to escape to the beach? Who wouldn't?! Stampin' Up! just added this wonderful, all inclusive, Boho Beach Kit, Item #162418, for $22. They are available while supplies last.

This kit includes:

  • Enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • Boho Beach photopolymer stamp set
  • One Pecan Pie Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Pecan Pie, Pool Party, Wild Wheat



Monday, June 5, 2023

Fresh As A Daisy Easy Paper Busting Design Cards

 Let your pretty Designer Series Papers do the work with this easy Paper Busting Fun Fold Card! 

These cards were made with the Fresh As A Daisy 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. It's 15% off during the month of June. The Basic White die cut panels are from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The sentiments come from the coordinating Color & Contour Stamp Set. I added some Lemon Lolly butterflies from the Playing In The Rain Die Set, and a leaf from the Bough Punch to finish it off.

What's not to love about the returning color, Pretty Peacock? This card has a few of the Lemon Lolly color Adhesive Backed Solid Gems sprinkled on the front.

Two specials this month – and you can combine them for even more savings!!!!



Now is a great time to join my Paper Jewels Team. Choose $155 of your choice  for only $99 (with free shipping)!!! That is an extra $30 free in the kit. (Click on the picture for details).  Please contact me for more information.

Here's a YouTube Video that shows this easy card


Friday, June 2, 2023

Zoo Crew Notecard Fun Fold Cards

How about making some easy Fun Fold Cards that are Notecard size in minutes. They come out lightweight, and will fit in a Medium Envelope - easy to mail. I posted about these easy cards a month ago HERE.

The critters are all cut out from the Zoo Crew 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. There's a matching die set for some of the critters, but the images can easily be cut out by hand. I added just a touch of color to a couple of them using Stampin' Blends. The bright paper layers come from Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. Both of these paper packs are on sale for 15% off during the month of June.

The sentiments are from Circle Sayings, and punched out with the 2 3/8" Circle Punch. 

The Just a Note sentiments are from Go To Greetings for the two cards above. The music notes are from the Sweet Songbird stamp set, but could easily be hand drawn.

All of the Basic Black Card Bases are embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. 

These cards are quick, and easy to make! The Basic White card is a smaller notecard size that is glued to a standard A2 Card Base. Here are the measurements:

Card Base:  5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
White Card: 3-1/4" x 9" scored in half at 4-1/2"
Solid Card Stock Layer: 3" x 4 1/4"
Designer Series Paper Layer: 2-3/4" x 4"

Which one is your favorite?


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Designer Series Paper Sale Plus Starter Kit Special June 2023

Two specials this month – and you can combine them for even more savings!!!!



Now is a great time to join my Paper Jewels Team. Choose $155 of your choice  for only $99 (with free shipping)!!! That is an extra $30 free in the kit. (Click on the picture for details).  Please contact me for more information. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Zoo Crew Flip Flap Card For Craft Roulette Episode #165

I made this card following the parameters set from Craft Roulette, Episode #165 featuring Eileen Hull as the guest. You can see it on YouTube HERE. I used a couple of critters from the Zoo Crew 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack shown above
. Some of the images coordinate with the Zany Zoo Dies, and the others can be fussy cut. The Black, and White paper on the front is from the same paper pack. The little scrap of Pink is as well. The sentiments are from a sticker pack from Dollar Tree that I had in my stash. The swan is colored in with a Light Bubble Bath Stampin' Blend Marker. I followed Dawn Griffith's Flip Flap Card on You Tube for measurements, and instructions . 

   These were the parameters:

    1. Project - Card With Flaps

    2. Colors - Winter Colors

    3. Element - Children's Story

    4. Random - Tile(s)

Craft Roulette airs every Friday evening at 6:30 Central Time on You Tube. You should check it out. It's a fun way to make us step outside our crafty boxes.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives May 2023/Exploring In Color

 You can make these beautiful scene cards with the Paper Pumpkin, May 2023 Kit - Exploring In Colors

You can assemble the cards as is, or step outside the box. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

If you cut the cards in half, you get double the amount, by adding them to a coordinating piece of card stock. Here they are added to Wild Wheat card bases that are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored, and folded in half at 4 1/4". The top scene is cut down to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". A strip of Basic White cut at an angle is for the sentiment. The second card scenic layer was not trimmed in size. There is a piece of Basic White inside that measures 5 1/4" x 4".

The Enjoy Your Day sentiment is from the April 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Make a standing calendar by adding it to a card base that measures 4 1/4" x 11", scored, and folded in half at 5 1/2". Use a 4" x 4" coordinating piece of card stock for the stand that is scored at 1/2", 2", and 3 1/2". Add Tear & Tape to the 1/2" parts, and attach to the bottom inside. 

The mini tear off calendar is from Taylored Expressions. If desired layer it on a piece of 3 1/8" x 2 3/8" card stock. The one above is Boho Blue.

This short video will walk you through these alternate projects. If you would like to give Paper Pumpkin a try go HERE.