The first card is called a Gate Fold Slide & Lock. Not sure where it originated but I learned it from my talented friend, Cindy Brumbaugh.
(You can see Cindy’s Ice Cream cards Video HERE )
I used the Ornate Garden paper along and added a butterfly from the Butterfly Bijou paper to save time on coloring.
The sliding mechanism is super easy to make and gives a basic gate fold card some extra interest.
This paper is so pretty any way you use it!
It’s from the Fine Art Floral suite and I used the Butterfly Brilliance bundle but you could really
use a heart, a circle, a square….as long as you have the fold down the middle, it works!
Our new annual catalog will be arriving early in May this year!
Meanwhile, here is an early release bundle that will be in the new catalog in MAY that you can get now if you like!
You can get just the bundle of stamps/dies alone or add on the paper (the dies match the paper,!)
or the Natural woodgrain paper. You can also get the whole suite under one item number #159408
BTW, the 6×6 Designer paper is limited time and will not be going into the annual catalog so be sure to grab it early.
I’m feeling a little under the weather today so I’m holding off on this week’s video til Monday or Tuesday.
I read an interesting article about how coloring and doodling can be like therapy by relaxing the mind and improving health.
(you can read that article HERE if interested)
So I got out my favorite 12×12 paper in the Stampin’ Up Jan-June catalog, True Love.
It has all black and white images perfect for adding your own color.
Large flowers, small flower and prints on the opposite sides.
I felt like going bold would help me feel better:)
I grabbed the alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends, in dark Marvelous Magenta, a splash of dark Daffodil Delight in the flowers
and a little Granny Apple Green for the leaves.
I colored the white areas around the flower with Magenta so the flower stayed white.
it took about 5 minutes to color the background but I love the pop of color.
I added my most used, favorite bundle called So Sentimental.
I have a lot of stamps and dies and this one is hands down my most used!
I just love the stitching and how they layer with unique shapes.
Sentimental Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
**before I forget to mention it. SALE A BRATION ENDS SUNDAY, FEB 28th at midnight MT!
That’s the free gift with every $50 order – you can see all the freebies HERE)
This week I had a request to use the Flowering Vine dies!
Thank you Mindy for giving me the nudge to use ’em this week!
Let’s get right to the video so you can see them all in action!
You can click HERE or on the video below to watch.
I made a recipe/measurement PDF for each card. See the link under each photo for the printable recipe and measurements
This one might be my favorite!
I like the 3 pages and the see thru window altho
I did change the orientation in the video so it cuts easier in the die cutting machine.
I really like how this one came out, too!
I think it’s the woodgrain paper that lends to the farmhouse feel.
This shows how to use the background die as a stamped image
just by adding color with the alcohol Blends markers.
Or you can add it to your starter kit if you want to join my team as a discount shopper or as a business stamper.
The stamp/dies will be in the upcoming Stampin’ Up annual catalog in May.
The designer paper will not be in the new catalog so be sure to grab that in March!
EARLY RELEASE BUNDLE COMING MARCH 2 – 3 MAY 2021
Print/View the Flyer for the Butterfly Bouquet HERE
I’ll be adding more to my retired sale page today and tomorrow, so be sure to check back!
Spend under $50 and Shipping is only a $5 flat free for the retired items and I’ll mail those all together.
Free shipping for all retired orders over $50.
(Sale a Bration and Customer rewards do not apply to my retired items)
I used the Color Lifter to create the texture – It’s $4.50 #144608
Totally a veering off of the subject for a moment, but I recently found out there are people out there saving the snails by painting their shells (non-toxic paint of course) so they don’t get run over or stepped on as easily….
You can read the article HERE if it’s of interest:)
Snailed It is a fun little bundle and useful for mailing cards with the two ‘mail’ stamps:
Snailed it Bundle $44 #156255
I also had a request to use the Stitched With Whimsy Dies
so I incorporated them as ‘snail trails’ around my white card base.
They cut little stitches around….
Stitched With Whimsy $29 #155314
Extra samples from the Stampin’ Up Art department:
The artist used the little envelope die to create the background but a brick wall folder would be easier!
Here’s the main Snail products I used that link to my store:
Stampin’ Up will pre-release a new annual catalog bundle and designer paper in March!
This beautiful bundle will be in the upcoming Annual catalog however the special designer paper will be a limited item.
(Demonstrators can preorder during February and yes, it can be added to your starter kit if you’d like to join)
I’m preordering mine today to see what it can do and I’ll do a video testing it out!
From what it looks like, the stamps are all on one block and so is the die so I’m looking forward to seeing it.
I have a new area on my blog for retired products that need a new home!
I’ll post things weekly but if there is something retired you have been looking for, email me.
Maybe I have it!
Shipping is a flat rate $5 under $50 and free over $50 for my retired SU store.
go here to see what’s added https://lindastamps.com/shop/
When I redesigned my blog it was retro themed, like me.
One of the things I love about the old days is music and no surprise,
my go-to driving, stamping or washing dishes music is from the 60’s and 70’s.
I know a lot of you are like me, whether old souls or those that experienced it first hand.
This morning in the craft room some playing Jackson Browne and his Running on Empty is one of my favs.
He wrote it and recorded it in 1977 while driving to the studio every day.
(and for those that thought the Daryl Hannah story was true, he was exonerated of all that)
you can read more about it here if it’s of interest)
The song starts out “looking out on the road rushing under my wheels,
looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields…”
Now that I’m older, the lyrics are so spot on.
“Running on (running on empty)
Running on (running blind)
Running on (running into the sun)
But I’m running behind”
Always running but always behind, I should get a t-shirt that says that LOL
Here is the concert montage for the song….click here or on the video below
I didn’t plan on making TEN cards and such a long video but it just sorta flowed and happened:)
I had a request from Stephanie to use the Many Messages bundle that has
19 greetings/sentiments on one stamp and ONE die to cut them all out at once!
I also used the In Bloom Bundle for the floral dies:
The dies create all the paper piercing texture! I love them.
And you really wouldn’t need the stamp set – there’s so much to do with the dies alone!
They are called Pierced Blooms – 25 dies!
I had a request to use the Love you Always Treat boxes so I had fun creating 5 this week.
I honestly could have kept going because they are large enough to add SO many themes
to them. They are food safe, fit lots of goodies inside and very sturdy!
And they go together with zero glue or tape:)
They are approx 4″ long, 2″ wide and 1-1/2″ deep.
$9 #154285 for 10 boxes
If you order this week, you will have plenty of time to get some to decorate & fill for Valentine’s Day!
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