Thursday, March 25, 2021

Birthday Fun - Stampin' Creative Blog Hop


Happy Blog Hop Day!  Each month talented Demonstrators from across the globe come together to share projects around a common theme to show off current Stampin' Up! products and to inspire you.  This month the theme is "Birthday Fun".  Soooo many options!  

I had been looking forward to spending the day creating ... alas, I lost track of the time once the RETIRING ITEMS LIST was announced!  I needed something QUICK!  This is what I whipped up:
Look at all that texture and dimension!
It literally came together in a matter of minutes!    What I often do when I'm up against a tight deadline is turn to my "Mystery Card Monday" projects for something "quick and easy".  What's Mystery Card Monday"?  It's my free virtual Monday night (Mountain Time) "Live" on my Facebook page "Tamara's Paper Trail".  In the afternoon I post a list of supplies and dimensions viewers need to prep ahead of time.  They then join me on my Facebook Live where I walk them through how to put the card together.  This layout was one of those cards!  This is what I posted in the afternoon:
This is the finished card:
Fun, right?  After I post a picture of my complete project I invite those who created along with me to post a picture of THEIR card in the comments.  It's great to see all the different looks, as everyone has used different papers and stamp sets.  It's ALWAYS a great night!

I used the gorgeous Artistry Blooms Designer Paper, Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Dies and the sentiment is from Happiest of Birthday.  SUPER simple but a great little card!  If you are in Canada, you can click on the pictures at the end of the post to head to my online store.

If you find yourself at loose ends on Monday nights (I'm 6 hours earlier than UK time so my European friends will have to catch the replay!), pop in and play along!

Now hop on over to my friends' blog to see what THEY have come up with for THEIR "Birthday Fun" projects ... and have a stampy day!


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Springtime Joy Double Z-Fold Card - Kylie's Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Happy Blog Hop Day!  Each month, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world bring you projects we've made using only current Stampin' Up! products.  We hope you get some inspiration as you hop from blog to blog.

This month I wanted to share a card that was inspired by a SWAP I received from my friend Jennifer Pike.  She sent me an adorable Double Z Fold card (shown at the end of this post).  Can you believe I've never MADE one before?  True story!  I can now say I'm a veteran ... and I seem to have a new obsession! lol.  Check out the first one I made, which uses the Springtime Joy set, from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue:

Isn't it sweet????  This is the top view, showing why it's called a Double Z-Fold Card:
They really are SO easy to make!

Start with a card base measuring 4 1/4" x 11"
Score the long (11") side at 2 3/4" and at 5 1/2"
Fold your base in half (on the 5 1/2" score line) and then fold the top piece back on itself, making the front of the card the Z.  (Check the picture above to get the idea)

Cut a piece of coloured card stock 3 1/4" x 9 3/4" and score it at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2"
Fold it in a Z pattern

Attach the back panel of the coloured cardstock to the inside back of the card base
place adhesive on the left hand side of the front of the coloured card stock and attach that to the FRONT of the card base.  You now have your Double Z "bones".  Hopefully this visual helps explain that a bit better ...
Then you just have to decorate!

Cut two (or three) pieces of white card stock 3" x 3" and decorate as desired!  I used almost ALL the images in the Springtime Joy set for my card, and coloured them with my Blends.  A few Pastel Pearls to the front, some Linen twine on the basket and DONE!  SO quick and SO cute!

I couldn't stop at just one.  I needed a "New Grandbaby" card so I grabbed my Treasures of Life set and my retiring Seaside Spray card stock and DSP and came up with this ...
I added some Elegant Faceted Gems and some Seaside Spray twine (from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack) to finish them off.  The punch I used (for the sentiment) is the Label Me Lovely punch.  The three hearts are from the Always In My Heart set and the images are stamped in Night of Navy.

For the colouring I used my Blends:  Dark Grey Granite, Dark Balmy Blue and Ivory.  I love it!
NATURALLY I needed to make a baby girl version, using my retiring Rococo Rose products ...
Blends:  Dark Gray Granite, (retired) Light Petal Pink.   I used the pink twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo pack for the bow on the inside.
This is Jennifer's card that inspired me.  She used the Baby Pull Toys stamp set.  So cute!

I hope that brought YOU some inspiration!  A complete list of products is at the end of this post.  If you're in Canada you can click on any of the images and you will be taken to my online store. I'd LOVE to be your demonstrator, if you don't already have one.

That's it for me for today.  Hop along to see what my friends have to share with you ... and have a stampy day!


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