Foil Sheets

Hello Friends!

I’m totally in love with all of the foil sheets that Stampin’ Up! carries.  So, yesterday morning when creating the make and take a card for my upcoming open house I grabbed gold foil.  As I pondered all the ways I could use it, I thought why not experiment with an unlikely pair.  So I went over to my punches.  While looking over my collection of punches, the daisy punch grabbed my attention.  A gold daisy?  Hmmm, well the worst thing that can happen is that I waste a piece of my beautiful foil, right?  That my friends is how this card was born.

In order to ensure that the gold daisy stood out, I used crumb cake cardstock for the base.  Then I added color on color layer.  I think that crumb cake did the job nicely, now the daisy really stands out.  Then I wanted to add some color into the mix so I grabbed the 6 X 6  2018-2020 dsp In Color pack. All of the in-colors are so pretty anyone of them would have worked but  I chose a tidbit of the rococo rose designer series paper.  I thought that the script pattern worked best and away my imagination went.  I started to layer a focal point when I noticed that the dsp needed a base under it so I placed a rococo rose cardstock layer between it and the base.  Now everything flows nicely and looks complete.

I always add texture to my cards, so of course, I grabbed the scripty 3-D folder, it just coordinates with the designer series paper perfectly.  I used the folder to add texture to the daisy, the gold strip and on the base layer, heck I used it on almost everything.  Cards are all about a message, right?

Now for a little more interest, I added a fluffy linen bow to the center of the daisy and some soft sprigs.  The length of the sprigs and the placement totally balances everything out.  A cute little saying towards the bottom lets the recipient know that it’s their time to shine, just like the foil gold daisy.

The last touch that I want to point out is the ruff edges of the layering piece.  When you ruff up the edges of the layer base it stands out just a bit more.

It’s fun to sit and create for you all, I hope you enjoyed your visit here with me.  Oh one last thing, please RSVP to my OPEN HOUSE so I can prep a card packet for you.  I hope you want to make this card while visiting with me and the other ladies who have already RSVP’d.

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Bi Fold or Gate Fold Cards

Hello Friends, Just in case you missed my Facebook live last night, HERE IT IS!!!

 

Enjoy!

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July 2019 Paper Pumpkin

Hi all, I finally had time to open up my Paper Pumpkin.  I’m glad that you are joining me.  Let’s see what is in this special box.  Better yet I think I will create on the fly.  Cross your fingers and wish me luck.

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Gallery Grunge meets Scripty

Hi and welcome to my blog.  Today I’m sharing a card that I created using the stamp set Gallery Grunge.  I’m excited that this stamp set can be used in other ways than just a filler or to make a collage.  

I recorded a video to show you exactly what I did.  Kick back and enjoy and please let me know what you think.

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Do Your Heart A Favor part 2

Hello and happy Friday!

Yesterday’s open house was a GREAT TIME!  So many came and seemed to enjoy themselves.  We enjoyed ourselves so much that I closed a little late.  Some times time just flies by and suddenly you look up at the clock and ooops, it’s time to go.  Well, that is what happened last night, but it was worth every minute.

My customers LOVE LOVE LOVED the make and take.  I taught each one how to make this cute heart favor.  However, I didn’t give out written measurements just because I promised I would give instructions today on this post.  So here we go.

  1.  You will need a piece of designer series paper cut at 3-15/16 (which is one line under 4″ on your trimmer) X 5-14/16 (which is two lines under 6′ on your trimmer)

Now for the scoring.

With your dsp laying on your paper trimmer portrait style place the left end of the dsp on the 3-1/2 mark and score lightly.

Next, slide the end of the dsp to the 1-3/4 mark and lightly score

Now holding your dsp portrait style simply fold it in half.

Burnish all of your score lines and then open it up flat.  Next, you will fold over the smallest scoreline

The next step is to add Multipurpose glue to that thin tab.  Once you have the glue on the tab, fold the dsp closed at the center score line.

You are ready to create the rounded heart humps.  Using a 1-3/4” circle punch or die cut out a circle.  Place that circle on one end of your dsp tube and draw a half circle.  Do that to both ends.

After drawing the half circles cut them out using your snips.

Your tube will now look like the image below

Turn your tube so that you are looking at the glued seam and press in lightly.  The center score line will give in and the two ends will fold up towards each other to make your heart shape.

Your heart shape should be formed like in the picture below.  Gently pinch the bottom.

Our next task is to make the heart stand up on its own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a front and back to your heart.  Working with the back of the heart pinch the bottom and fold the tip back towards the seam on the side.  Once you have folded it back pinch the score light tightly.  Then fold it to the other side and pinch the scoreline tightly again.

Open your heart back up and you will notice a V shape at the bottom.  Push in on the center score line and the two other score lines will go in also.

In the picture below I’m showing you where to place the tear and tape.  Burnish the tape well and pull off the tapes protective paper.  Gently push the heart pieces together.

Place your heart on your table leaning it on the back V that you made and it will stand on its own.  If it does not stand, just keep gently pressing on it until it molds and stands alone.

Embellish as desired.  I use the stitched Shapes and the Layering Circle Dies for the white and the Rococo Rose circles.  The ribbon is the 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Rococo Rose Linen Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the stamp set  Country Home.  Lastly, I cut a little flower from a scrap of dsp and layered that onto the white circle.

I know these instructions seem lengthy but the project is really pretty easy.  If you need my help, let me know.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee