My Monday Facebook Live – Turtle Friends Tower Pinwheel Card

My Monday Facebook Live – Turtle Friends Tower Pinwheel Card

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i featured a Tower Pinwheel Card on my Facebook Live yesterday! This was the first Tower Pinwheel card I made – and I will be making more – they are so fun!  I used the Turtle Friends Bundle for this card.

 

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You can watch how I made the tower pinwheel card and one other card here:

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I took several pictures of the card so you could see all the different angles!  There are four different “pinwheels” – all shown below!

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The great thing about this card is that it folds flat and will fit in a regular envelope.   Wouldn’t it be cute sitting on a desk or table?

The second card I made was one of the Make and Takes from my June Bingo Event, and also uses the Turtle Friends Bundle.

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You can watch the FB Live replay to see how this card goes together.  I am loving the Tailored Tag Dies – there are so many uses for tags – and this set is a good one!   I added some detail around the focal point of the card with my Stitched With Whimsy dies.

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Measurements for the Pinwheel Tower Card:

The “tower” is created with a 4 1/4″ square – scored at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ – this leaves a 1/4″ edge where adhesive is applied to create the tower.

The four sections of the pinwheel at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4.    Layered on these panels are DSP 2 1/2″ x 4″, and Stitched So Sweetly Die cuts.

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card

Bee Creative Tutorial – Quiet Meadow Thinking of You Card

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One of the fun parts of attending a Stampin’ Up! Event is swapping!   I designed this card for the Maui Incentive Trip swap – made 26 of them and “swapped” them with other Trip Achievers!   It’s a great way to come home with lots of different ideas featuring our products!

For my swap, no surprise I’m sure, but I used the Quiet Meadow Bundle!   I love the soft colors of this card – and hope you do as well!

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Basic White Thick: 4 ¼” x 11”, scraps for flower & tag, 4″ x 5 1/4″ for embossing
  • In Good Taste DSP: 4″ x 3″
  • Petal Pink: For Label
  • Smoky Slate – 2″ x 5″

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine to emboss the 5 x 4 1/4 panel of Basic White with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.   Crop a flower, tag and label with the Meadow Dies.
  2. Adhere the embossed panel to the card base with Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Use Smoky Slate Ink to stamp “thinking of you” onto the Petal Pink cropped label.
  4. Randomly stamp flowers and dots onto the Smoky Slate card stock panel.  Stamp off to get variations of color.
  5. Use Petal Pink ink to stamp a small flower onto the tag shape.
  6. Adhere the In Good Taste DSP to the card front, then adhere the Smoky Slate panel.
  7. Adhere the Basic White flower die cut to the card front – using Liquid Glue.
  8. Use a few glue dots to attach the ribbon.
  9. Attach the word panel to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Use Linen Thread to attach the tag – thread it through the end of the die cut word panel, and tie in a bow.
  11. Embellish with Metallic Dots.

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Bee Creative Tutorial – Let’s Celebrate the 4th!

Bee Creative Tutorial – Let’s Celebrate the 4th!

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Happy Fourth of July!   Counting my blessings today to be living in the greatest country in the world!  Hope that you are doing something fun this weekend to celebrate!  Cookout?  Fireworks? Parades?  I hope to do all of these things!

Whatever you are doing, I hope it’s a fun and safe holiday weekend for you!

Here’s a quick tutorial for you today in patriotic colors!

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Sahara Sand: 4-1/4” x 11”, folded in half for card base; 4-1/2” x 3-1/4”
  • Real Red and Night of Navy: scraps for die-cutting
  • Real Red and Night of Navy DSP: scraps for die-cutting

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder to emboss front of folded card.
  2. Die-cut one rectangle (3-7/8” x 7/8”) from Real Red DSP (from Regals pack) and Night of Navy DSP (from Neutrals pack) and 2 from Basic White cardstock.
  3. Die-cut 3 small stars (1 each from each of red, white, and blue cardstock).
  4. Use Real Red marker to ink “LET’S celebrate” onto one white rectangle. Adhere all rectangle shapes to small piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere stars to rectangles and then attach a rhinestone to each star.

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My Monday Facebook Live – Art In Bloom Bundle With Hybrid Embossing Folder

My Monday Facebook Live – Art In Bloom Bundle With Hybrid Embossing Folder

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The Art In Bloom Bundle has become a favorite of mine from our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  It has a super cool new product – one we’ve never had before – called a Hybrid Embossing Folder!  It’s awesome!  Not only does it emboss a beautiful pattern, it also crops the stamped image at the same time!

I’ve added my FB Live from yesterday below – so please watch it so you can see it in action!

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I made three cards – the first just showcased the GORGEOUS embossing folder –  it’s a beauty!!!  I used a monochromatic color scheme of Fresh Freesia.  I can’t stop using this new In Color!!!!

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You can watch how I made all three cards here:

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The second card I made used Soft Seafoam as the base – and I used the stamps and dies to crop out the leaves and the three flowers.

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I am loving the words in this stamp set!  “Never not loving you” and “You’re a Rare Find”  – such great words.

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My third and final card used it all – the stamp set, and the Dies with the Hybrid Embossing folder.  This Hybrid embossing folder not only embosses, but also cuts out the three large flowers – all with just one pass through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!   Wow!!!  It’s so cool!

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Here’s a close up – I love all the embossed detail!

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My All Squared Away Facebook Live Take Two!

My All Squared Away Facebook Live Take Two!

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If you watched my Facebook Lives this week, you saw me make four different cards featuring the All Squared Away Bundle – if you haven’t watched, you can watch the replay!  Be sure to catch my boo-boo on the last card I made yesterday.  Just keeping it real – lol!

I love the All Squared Away Bundle – there are so many possibilities with this bundle!

I started with a very simple card and then stepped it up three times – each time adding a “bit more.”  Here are the two simplest ones:

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Click below to watch yesterdays Facebook Live  –

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This first card just used more of the dies –  and I added a little bit of color to them with a sponge dauber and ink.  The four square stamps were positioned on my Stamparatus and stamped with Pale Papaya ink onto a 4″ square of Basic White cardstock.

Next, for the most stepped up card, I used four different colors of ink to stamp the squares – Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent and Polished Pink.  I cut out the four different Floral Squares dies and placed them over the stamped squares.

I also added a small embossed panel and some ribbon.

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Which is your favorite?  I think depending on how much time you have on hand, all cards could work!  Sometimes we need a quick card – and the first or second one would be perfect for that!   More time? The stepped up cards just take a bit more time – but I think they are worth that little extra!

 

 

 


 

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Coming Soon! Free Shipping + My Monday Facebook Live

Coming Soon! Free Shipping + My Monday Facebook Live

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For my Facebook Live yesterday, I shared two cards using the All Squared Away Bundle.  This bundle caught my eye the first time I leafed through our new catalog!   My first card is super simple – I used the Stamparatus to ensure perfect placement of the four square stamps and just added a simple panel for the words and a little bit of embellishment.

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Have you seen the Loose Flower Flourishes?  I adore them!   I simply attach them with a glue dot – so easy and a great addition to this simple card.

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My second card stepped up the first just a bit – I used the Floral Square Dies (a part of All Squared Away Bundle) to crop a Basic White flower and added it to one of the stamped squares, popping it up with Mini Dimensionals.  For this card, I stamped the greeting directly on one of the Pale Papaya stamped square images.

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To finish this card, I added a few of the Loose Flower Flourishes.

Be sure to check back this week – I will be sharing a few more ideas with this awesome bundle!

 


 

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