How to Card Fold Tutorial : Triple Z Fold with Happiest of Days Birthday Stamp Set

I spent most of the weekend cleaning and organizing my stamp room. What a huge job that was! I am so happy to have that finished and behind me now.

So, this morning, I couldn't wait to get into my stamp room and play. I wanted to try a card fold that I haven't done before. I decided on a birthday set, called Happiest of Days to be the focal point of this unique Triple Z card fold.

I started with a 4 1/4" x 11 piece of flirty flamingo as the card base. It is folded in half and the front flap is folded in half again so that the bottom edge is touching the top fold of the card. (or you can score the front flap at 2 3/4")


The inside/outside scored piece of basic grey is cut 9" x 3 1/4"

The whisper white pieces are 2 3/4" x 3"

I scored the basic grey at 3" and 6"



To add color and shimmer to the flowers, I used a Wink of Stella brush in clear and dipped it into drops in ink refills (or you can press the lid of your inkpad into the actual inkpad itself to pick up some color on the lid and dip your brush into it)


I used flirty flamingo and melon mambo for the flower and wild wasabi for the leaves.

I love the soft shimmer that the Wink of Stella clear brush gives the flowers and leaves.



When attaching the basic grey cardstock to the flirty flamingo card base, I centered it on the card so that there was about 

1 1/4" inches left at the top and the bottom of the flirty flamingo basecard. Here's a side view.


The top flap is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Its looks perfect on this soft and pretty birthday card.


I finished it off with a few rhinestone jewels, enamel shapes and Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon.


I hope you'll give this unique fold a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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How To Tutorial- Stampin' Up! Be Merry Ornament Kit

I put together my new Be Merry Ornament Kit by Stampin' Up today and I LOVE this kit!!!

I already have another one on order, too! It's going to be great for gift packaging tags, tags for beverage bottles, and of course ornaments for ornament exchange gifts and for on the Christmas tree.

The kit comes with instructions and photos, but I've also made a quick step by step tutorial for you. There are a few tips I've included that I found helpful when assembling my ornaments. I also changed up the colors patterns into a few different combinations.

Here's a look at the contents of the kit: Makes 12 ornaments


This is one of the finished ornaments with a candy cane design.


This one has the Christmas tree design.


And here's a candy cane with green tulle.


First I separated all the tulle circles- you'll need 9 for each ornament. You must make sure you separate them because they are very thin and stick together. I rubbed them between my fingers to separate them. Then I made little piles for each ornament. Once you have your tulle piles, the first thing you will do is assemble the base- it is a circular "flower" shaped circle that has a strip of adhesive on one of the folded ends- peel off the paper and attach to other end of circle base.


Next, fold your tulle in "fours" and pinch the bottom end- attach it to every other fold on the circle base with hot glue.

I placed my tulle about halfway down on the fold.



This is what it will look like, once all 9 pieces of tulle are attached.


Next, you will attach the gold foil doily to the center of the ornament with hot glue.


Then attach the candy cane cutout to the red glitter circle using hot glue.


 Then attach the candy cane glitter circle to the front with hot glue.


Next, you will attach the precut word "merry" to the wooden banner with our multipurpose liquid glue.


Then attach the wooden banner with hot glue.


The final touch is the ribbon.

RIBBON TIP: To get the kinks out and straighten or curl the ribbon, slide your fingernail (or bone folder) down the length of the ribbon like you would if you were using paper "curling" ribbon. Use lighter pressure with your nail (or bone folder) if you want to straigthen the ribbon and more pressure if you want it to curl.

Attach the ribbon at the top with hot glue.


Also included are white circles to attach to the back or the ornament. You can stamp to:/from: on the back or add the date or name to the back. I attached the white circle with hot glue as well. This photo also shows all the "leftovers" I had with this kit.


Here's all the ornaments. I changed up the colors from what the instructions suggested. You can assemble them in any color combination that your heart desires.



I was having so much fun!


Here's all 12. This is my most favorite kit ever- these turned out beautifully!


I can't wait to get my second kit! If you would like to order a kit of your own.. click on the product photo below- it will take you to my shopping page where you can place your order.

I hope you find these tips useful.

Until the next time...

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Pumpkins A Plenty and an Embossing Technique

Well, I mentioned that I love pumpkins, and now you know that I wasn't kidding. Here's a couple more pumpkin cards from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit dies.

One card we made at Kim's Card Class last week and the other is a variation of that. Both in similar color and design.

This one is from card class. The designer paper is from the Painted Autumn paper pack.


Notice the background? Its the Garden Trellis emboss folder. What I did here, was to stamp the pumpkin and the greeting first and then emboss over it. I kind of am in love with this technique.. and the emboss folder.


This one is a little different - no embossing but a couple more die cuts.


I've added some wooden, Hearts and Stars Elements to this cheerful pumpkin card. The colors are mostly the same, but I used soft sky as the card base instead of cajun craze.


I've attached the elements with mini glue dots and multi purpose glue. The greeting on this card is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the birthday greeting on the card above is from the Special Delivery stamp set. Don't you just love the colors of fall? Me too!

Which one is your favorite?  I can never choose - I love any kind of pumpkin card!

Thanks for stopping in today.

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Sweet and Simple Christmas Quilt

I've got a really quick and easy Christmas card to share with you today. Its made with the new Christmas Quilt stamp set and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelit dies.

I also used the Quilted Christmas designer paper which I die cut to form the quilted star on this card.


I used the "thick" whisper white cardstock as the card base. The thick whisper white is heavier and more sturdy, than the regular whisper white, which is perfect for the base of a card. The other cardstocks used are soft sky and garden green.


I used the Quilted Christmas ribbon, garden green ink and a clear faceted gem as the perfect finishing touches.

This card is simply perfect for a peaceful Christmas greeting. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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