Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hello, Friend - Funky Fold

Hello, my stamping friend.
Some time ago I posted set of cards using Four Season stamp/die and paper. One of the cards had funky fold and I said I will post instructions. Well, I never did. But better late then never, LOL.
I love this fold as it is using just a half sheet of paper - no extra required.

This time I used tropical bundle and paper - both will be retiring soon. And my all time favorite stamp "Life is Grand" - it has such fun bold greetings.
Instructions are for Granny Apple Green version.

  • Granny Apple Green CS: 4 ¼ x 11” 
  • Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼ “, 2 ½ x 4”, scrap for die cutting 
  • DSP: 2 ½ x 4” 
  1. Score granny apple cardstock at 5 ½. From one side of card base cut half – 2 ¾ x 4 ¼” piece. You will have a card and a piece for sentiment. Adhere DSP to the front of the card and whisper white to the inside of the card. 
  2. Stamp a sentiment in the center of 2 ½ x 4 whisper white cs in blushing bride ink. Adhere stamped piece to the piece for granny apple green cs (from step 1). 
  3. Adhere sentiment with dimensionals to the card front (put dimensionals only toward the left side).
  4. Stamp big leaf in shaded spruce, small one in granny apple green and 2 flowers in blushing bride. Die cut with Big Shot. Add one flower with dimensional to the top right corner of sentiment and the rest of the diecuts to the bottom left (see picture).
  5. Add 3 pearls to each flower. 
They are so easy!  I even decided to use Paper Pumpkin stamp to make one of them:
 Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Piece of Cake

Hello, my stamping friend.
Piece of cake is such fun bundle. Honestly, I love bundles that include punch and often using them in my classes. This one is not an exception. I held a class using Piece of Cake bundle and everybody loved the cards. Later I created another simpler card for my Wine class (when wine is involved - we do not do complected, haha).

  • Lemon Lime Twist CS: 4 ¼ x 11”; 2 ½ x 4”, scrap for punching 
  • Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼ “, 2 ¾ x 4”, scrap for cake 
  • Sahara Sand CS: 3 x 4 ¼; scrap for stand 
  • DSP: 2 x 4” 
  1. Score lemon-lime twist cs at 5 ½. Emboss whisper white piece so about 1/3 of the whisper white gets not embossed. Stamp in Balmy Blue ink “Happy Birthday” and “count the good times…” sentiments on un-embossed part (bottom left). Adhere to the card front. Adhere DSP to strip of lemon lime cs and then to the card front above the greeting. 
  2. Dies cut whisper white piece with the largest stitched oval and Sahara sand cs – with the scalloped oval that is slightly bigger than stitched one. Stamp candelas in balmy blue ink on the top of scalloped oval. Adhere 2 ovals. 
  3. Stamp cake on the whisper white scrap and stand on sahara sand in memento ink. Punch using piece of cake punch. Color cake with balmy blue blend and lemon-lime twist marker. Adhere cake top below candles with dimensionals. Adhere cake stand below cake with snail. 
  4. Adhere oval with dimensionals to the card. Punch sprig from lemon lime twist scrap and adhere under the cake with glue dots. 
  5. Make a bow and adhere to the cake with glue dot. 
  6. Add few sequences. 
You can use other colors of the DSP and make matching cake. Posibilities are endless. Save 10% on the Piece of Cake bundle now.
Happy Stamping!
Sprig Punch