Today, I have another fun fold card idea for you that is easy to make. For last night's Mystery Stamping event, we created Bridge Fold cards. I love this card because it has so much dimension to it. It fits in a regular sized envelope, but will pop out to stand nicely on someone's mantel or windowsill. Today's samples use three different stamp sets and packs of patterned paper. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Did you know that the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch from the new 2021 January-June Mini catalog and the Berry Blessings stamp set and patterned paper from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration brochure were designed to go together? When you see how gorgeous this patterned paper is and how well it works with the Sweet Strawberry stamps, you're not going to want to pass it up! Plus, you can get the Berry Blessings bundle for FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Patterned papers are always a hot Sale-A-Bration item, so be sure to snag this free bundle before it's gone. Alright, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Hello there Berry Blessings
My last card uses the blackberry/raspberry stamps from the Berry Blessings stamp set and the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry set. I stamped the vine from the Sweet Strawberry set with Blackberry Bliss ink on Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Then, I embossed the Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I cut the frame from the sentiment using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and tied it with the new striped Blackberry Bliss ribbon. I love this ribbon because it is so easy to tie and holds its shape beautifully in bows!
Only 2 more days and Sale-A-Bration will be over for another year. This is honestly the best sale that Stampin' Up! offers all year with free stamps and accessories and extra goodies in the demonstrator starter kit. If one of the Sale-A-Bration items is on your wish list, be sure to order today so that you don't miss out!
All of the cards I have to share with you today use one (or more!) Sale-A-Bration items.
Inks: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Linen Thread
Inks: Granny Apple Green
Since Bruno Bertucci introduced his scrappy strip technique a couple of weeks ago, the Stampin' Up! world has been crazy about scrappy strips, even Sara's (Stampin' Up!'s CEO) husband got in on the trend last week. So, I decided I'd better try it too. I combined the Country Club DSP with the Well Dressed stamp set (Sale-A-Bration Freebie!) and the Dinoroar DSP (currently FREE with a $50 order!) with the Dino Days stamp set.
This technique is quick and easy! Start by cutting strips of DSP that are at least 4 1/2" long. You could cut them straight, but it's fun to cut the strips at an angle. Then, cut a piece of coordinating cardstock to be 3 3/4" x 5". Glue the strips to the cardstock leaving a thin gap between each strip. Go ahead and let the ends hang off your cardstock. After all of the strips have been attached and your glue has dried if you're using liquid adhesive, turn the cardstock over and trim the edges of the DSP strips to match the edges of the cardstock. Finally, adhered DSP covered cardstock to a 3 15/16" x 5 3/16" piece of cardstock in the same color and adhere it to your card front.
Once your background is finished, you can finish the card however you want. It can be as simple as adding a sentiment or you can add an image. I didn't have any large sentiments, so I chose to use an image as well. It's a quick and easy way to make multiple cards!
Tips: I stamped the tie with Poppy Parade ink on the piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had cut with the Stitched Rectangle die. Then, I stamped it again with Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Whisper White. I cut out the shirt color and adhered it over the Poppy Parade tie using mini dimensionals. The sentiment is also attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I added a small blue rhinestone to mimic a tie clip.
Stamps: Well Worn (Sale-A-Bration), Check You Out (for the sentiment)
Inks: Lovely Lipstick
Stamps: Dino Days
Tips: To attach the Silver Metallic Thread, I put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and peal the backs off. Then, I wrap the thread around 3 of my fingers 3 times. I slide it off, twist it and attach the twisted center area to one of the Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I attach the sentiment to the card front.
Spring has sprung! Even though it doesn't feel like it yet here in Michigan. To celebrate, I made three cards using the Thoughtful Blooms Sale-A-Bration stamp set. From Simple using only stamps, inks, and paper, to Chic using punches and ribbon, all the way to Oh là là adding the Stitched So Sweetly dies. All of the cards use cardstock in Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White as well as Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron ink.