Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Gatefold and Project Life

Fun Folds
Today's card is a fun gatefold card with an oval cut out...fancy right! Wait 'til you see what else I make later this week. 

Keeping it Fresh
After the tall and skinny card challenge, I've been exploring different sized cards and folding techniques. Sometimes a challenge is just what you need to kick start new ideas. We need to keep it fresh!

TIP: Check out my Pinterest board to see some of the folding ideas I've found.

Project Life
There is no stamping on this card. The sentiment is from the Happiness Is Project Life card collection. I'm telling you...the project life kits are great for card making! I used oval framelits to cut out both the sentiment and the card front to create a cute little peek-a-boo design.

The grid paper is from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. This stack coordinates beautifully with the Happiness Is Project Life Pack.  

What's Up?
I used the What's Up punch for the arrows. I matched them up on both the front and back of the flap so they would look great whether the card was opened or closed.

Bonus: The Project Life Pack, Moonlight Paper and What's Up Punch are all on the retired list for 50% off. In fact, you could get all three for under $20*

  • Cut a piece of cardstock in half  the long way to get a piece that measured 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Score in  2 3/4" on each side.
  • Mat a 5 x 3 3/4" piece of designer paper on to a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock and cut in half at 2 5/8".
  • Mount both pieces to card front
  • Place open card on cutting plate on the Big Shot Magnetic Platform.
  • Using the Magnetic Platform keeps everything in place.
  • Place oval die cutting blade up in center of card. (pic 1)
  • Close card over die, sandwich with top cutting plate and run through Big Shot. (pic 2)

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project:
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* Before tax and shipping. Available while supplies last or until June 2.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 25, 2015

I Think You're Great!

MOJO Monday
Today is Monday and that means a new MOJO Monday sketch challenge. I am really getting addicted to these challenges. They certainly help me get out of my comfort zone. 

I generally make standard sized A2 cards (5 1/2 x 4 1/4"). It's easy. Half a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock, score, and I'm done. But this week's challenge is Tall & Skinny, so I was forced to try something a little different. My card today is 6" tall and only 3.5" wide.  

Custom Envelope
Since my card is a custom size, a custom envelope is required.  But no biggy. I pulled out my envelope punch board and voila...a matching custom envelope...genius!

Sneak Peek
Not recognizing the materials I used today? That's because I used sneak peek products from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. 

Isn't the paper gorgeous? It's called Bohemian. I love the richness and depth of the colors! The stamp set is aptly called I Think You're Great...and what a great set it is!


Sneak Peek items are currently only available to demonstrators. They will be available to everyone else when the new catalog goes live on June 2. 

Want it Now?
Don't want to wait? Want to purchase these items now? Click here to find out how.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used to created today's card:
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Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Project Life Happens

Life Happens
Oh boy! At a swim meet with Aubrey all morning. Came home to find my husband running late for work. Packed his lunch and got him out the door. Got a text from Katie. She was working a double shift lifeguarding and needed food. Brought her some lunch. Came home, tidied up the house and settled in to get some work done. The power went out. Now it's 7:00 and I'm just starting work I had planned to have finished 4 hours ago. I guess that just goes to show, despite our best laid plans...sometimes life happens!

Project Life
Speaking of life, today's super cute card was created using the Happiness Is Project Life card collection. That's right, you can use your Project Life cards and accessories for more than scrapbooking. All the coordinating patterns and accessories make card making really quick and you can fit it in even when life happens :-)

Bonus:  The Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection is on the retiring list and is 50% off while supplies lasts until June 2.

Just Sayin'...Word Bubbles
In addition to the Project Life cards, I used the Just Sayin' Stamp Set and coordinating Word Bubbles Framelits Dies...both on the retired list.  The Word Bubble Framelits Dies are also 50%.  Be sure to grab these up...They are awesome for making cards.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's project:
(Items marked with R are on the retiring list and will only be available until June 2 while supplies last.)
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Happy Crafting!