Fancy Folds

Carousel Birthday – Before & After

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Hi, friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Over the summer, as usual, I’ve cleaned out a lot of my craft space. One of the things I promised myself this year is to use up or give away all the leftover kits from 2016 and beyond . . .

Many of them I have remade into something with current products!

Today’s share isn’t a huge deviation from the original, but still fun.   My original design used the Frosted Medallions set, and today’s remake uses the new Carousel Birthday set:

I have white embossed the cupcake carousel, and then watercolored over the top in Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum.

 

This project is double front card – it opens twice.  The inside(s) of the card feature more of the vintage circus-type images in this lovely set.

 

The tassel comes from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment pack.  This entire suite is a personal favorite – more to come!

**Don’t forget you get to pick a free SaleABration item with every $110 purchase!

 

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Artistically Asian Part Two of Two! – Shoji Screen Card

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We had a GREAT time yesterday at the Craft Garage Sale/Open House day!  It was fun doing a messy make and take AND seeing people leave with literally boxes of bargains!  (I am the de-clutter queen!)    Four people asked me to make it an annual event, so keep an eye out for the next one!

 

Today’s share is the second project using Artistically Asian.   As you may know, I gifted my Stampin’ Up! direct team members a class kit – 2 projects with 16 kits, two samples, video instructions, and the stamp set in each kit.   (See Part One)  Today’s project is the second Artistically Asian project in that particular class kit:

 

I’ve been wanting to make this Shoji Screen style card for years, and what better images than these for this project?!

 

I’ve used the Artistically Asian stamp set paired with the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The little tassle is made with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine.  It’s easy to make one – I simply wrapped the twine around a little piece of cardboard about four or five times, cut on one edge and then tie near the top (folded edge) with a bit of the Gold Metallic Thread.

 

The images are again inked up using the Basic Black and Real Red Markers.  Easy and striking!

****  Order the Artistically Asian stamp set and I will send you this project and instructions for FREE!  Offer valid until 31 Jan only.

Enjoy the rest of this windy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Vintage Vertical Greetings Gift Voucher Card

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I’m back with another project using the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  This time I went to something quite different and chose a softer colour combination:

 

I’ve used Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rose Red along with Crumb Cake.  I also got out Always Artichoke, a colour I am starting to really like again.

 

This fun design opens up to two pockets – one for a notecard and the other for a photo or a voucher or anything slim!

I’ve used the Floral Affection folder here for a bit of trim.

 

One of the great things about this set is you can mix and match the pots with the “greenery” to fit the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of posts featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  If you’d like to order your own set, email me or click below to order online!

Don’t forget – any order of $110 receives a FREE SaleABration product of your choice – no limit!

 

 

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Vertical Greetings Double Front Acetate Window Card

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Happy Monday!  I’ve gotten so much done today – everything on my list except head to the gym!  LOL

Today’s share is a window card featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  This is one of the six card kits I gifted to my team this year for Christmas, too:

 

I love the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  I like how the words are vertical and the clean nature of the topiary images.

 

This card design has an extra layer to create the acetate window feature on the front.   Simple fold two A5 cards in half and insert one into the other!

 

You can create the mulitple coloured images by simply using the Stampin’ Write Markers in place of an ink pad.   Not sure which markers and ink pads you need?  Download my free Inventory Checklist!

 

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In This World in Vintage Z Fold

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Happy New Year!

One of the class kits I gifted my team for Christmas centered around the In This World stamp set.  This is something of an eclectic set and fun to use:

 

I used one of the samples in the catalogue as inspiration for this one, but changed up the size, a few elements, and made it a z fold card.  I thought the sample was just beautiful.

 

It’s one of those projects that takes a little bravery, but following just a few techniques, you let the ink run where it may and create a unique piece each time.

 

To create the Z fold, simply score a strip of cardstock into thirds (or approximately thirds), and adhere between two panels.  So easy and fun!

Tomorrow is a big day in Stampin’ Up! world with the release of the new Occasions catalogue and the start of the SaleABration period.  Check back tomorrow for all the details!  (If you want to order In This World, best to do it after 4 Jan).

In addition, I will be sending out my January Customer Newsletter tomorrow, in the which will be an “newsletter only” embellishment bundle offer. If you aren’t receiving my newsletters, please sign up below:








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Totally Trees Pop-Up Card + Last Day for the Online Extravaganza Savings!

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We had such a great day on Saturday at the Stamp-A-Stack here in my studio!  Lots of laughing, eating, and crafting.  Everyone left with a pile of various card projects – a nice stash for both sending and inspiration.

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My share today with you is a pop up card I taught at the Creative Inker’s Christmas Extravaganzas.   I wanted to make something that had a more tropical feel for the holidays.

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The Totally Trees set is perfect; it has such a variety of tree images.

These pop up cards are actually an easy concept, and it was such fun for me to see the delight on so many faces when they realized they could make something so awesome with ease!!  Experiences like that make this “job” so fulfilling.

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The colours here are Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso.  I wanted a fresh colour combination to reflect our New Zealand summer.

The Festive Embossing Folder used here is on discount, too – but through the end of today (Monday) only!

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Be sure to check out the discounts available Today Only:

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Pocket Card with Floral Phrases

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Christmas isn’t too far away, and I know many people are now starting to think about Christmas cards, tags, and gifts.  You will probably never see a green and red Christmas card here on this blog (it’s not that I don’t like it, I just think why choose predictable), and today’s share caters for those particularly in the South Pacific area who enjoy a warm Christmas holiday.

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You may recognize this is another colour version of the project I posted a few days ago.  Both samples use the Floral Phrases bundle, a great set of stamps and dies for general crafting.

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This project features a gorgeous pocket, perfect for wedding invitations, gift vouchers, photos, and small gifts.  Make this pocket in no time using the Florals Thinlits.

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I’ve used the Christmas Pines stamp set here for the words and the This Christmas Paper for the background.

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I also made a Cherry Cobbler Version for those wanting a bit more traditional colours.

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I have classes all through the rest of October and November to prepare for Christmas, in particular our regional Extravaganzas.  I’d love to have you along!  Classes are generally suitable for all levels; I’ll help you through step by step and everyone in attendance is friendly and helpful, too.

Have a restful and fun Labour Weekend!  Please feel free to email me an order or to shop online!

Thanks for reading,

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