Hostess Code through October 26 is H6TRE77D
Hello Stamping Friends,
It is almost over – Sale A Bration – that is, and September – and summer – and ….. boo hoo
I know, Sal, but Sale A Bration has only one more day and then those specials go away until a new Sale A Bration in January.
I hope so, Sal. Friends, if you join my team of Carin’ Crafters you will get a FREE bundle. One of 12 bundles – See them at the end of the blog post HERE. Purchase $50 or $100 of products for a free Sale A Bration item.
We will be ready!! Club is October 12th at 9:30 or 1:30 with a potluck at noon and we will start our Christmas card making fun! Guests are welcome for a $5 fee or $25 order just RSVP by October 7th so I have card kits.
It is an Origami Frame Card (also called Shadow Box Technique, Folded Paper Frame, and Origami Window Frame)!
This is the one I created with the specific instructions. I used the wintry 3D embossing folder and since it is made for the mini machine, I just rotated the folder 180 degrees so there were no half embossed images and ran it a second time. I used the Baby Wipe Technique for the greeting from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set by placing a baby wipe on our largest acrylic block and then drip dropping red and green ink from the reinkers on the baby wipe to create my own mixed color ink ‘pad’. The base is Cinnamon Cider and the DSP is Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP from the mini catalog.
- The 4X4 DSP is folded lightly in half and then opened up and folded lightly in half again to find the middle point, or use a pencil and a ruler to draw diagonal lines from each corner to corner to find the middle, then erase the pencil mark.
- Unfold and fold each corner with its point exactly in the center. Burnish well with your bone folder (1st folds)
- Fold back the corner points to about 1/8″ over the 1st folds and burnish well.
- Place at least two glue dots underneath the frame folds at the very edge of the 1st fold, you want the folds to pop a little at the second fold but be held in place at the first fold. Glue dots were less visible than when I used the mini dimensionals.
There are several different ways to place the frame on your card. In the card above, I used the 3X3 square offset from the frame to make added points to the frame but in this card I placed the 3X3 exactly under the frame for just a border:
I used an extra layer of Old Olive since I was using DSP from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP which was a bit busy.
- Old Olive Layer, 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
- DSP Layer, 4 X 5 1/4
- Basic White for stamping the greeting, 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 (I had fun with all the dies in the Gingerbread Dies!)
This next card uses the 3X3 for a border again instead of extra points since the back of the DSP that folds out is the same blue and got lost when I looked at having the extra points with blue on blue. This uses the Back On Your Feet stamp set.
Differences from the original:
- Beauty of The Earth DSP, 4 X 5 1/4
- Cinnamon Cider, 3 3/4 X 5, embossed with Painted Texture 3D embossing folder
- Basic White for stamping the greeting, 2 3/4 X 2 3/4
The Origami Frame would also fit on a card with a horizontal alignment.
Sharon used the 3X3 for extra points and made a stunning card with the Sale A Bration Peaceful Prints DSP, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black:
Joy’s card uses the Hand Penned DSP and Gorgeous Grape with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder:
Ann made two cards in differing colors and two different embossing folders- the Ornate Floral 3D on the left and the Timber 3D on the right:
Thank you for participating in the Mystery Card Challenge and sharing your cards!
We Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 to share our swaps and do a Mystery Card Challenge. Hop on by some time, just send your email address to me at [email protected].
Oh dear, I almost did. This was my swap and if you click on the picture you can go to the blog post with all the directions and even a video:
Sharon’s card celebrates the beauty of fall with gorgeous die cut leaves on fall DSP and she used the Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies from last year’s holiday mini, Pierced Blooms Dies, Seasonal Layers Dies, and Autumn Wishes from Close To My Heart.
Jo’s Card uses Stampin’ Up! Reflected In Nature stamps on Thick Basic White with a full panel of brown embossed with the Wood Grain embossing folder. The shiny strip is Stampin’ Up! Rose Specialty Paper:
I wish you could see the sparkle on Joy’s card. She used the Triple Time Stamping Technique with the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden and Vine Design stamp sets with a border between her layers of Blackberry Beauty DSP. The little dragonfly is punched in black and then sparkled with the gold!
Ann’s card is a fun Halloween card using Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black. She sponged the edge of the Pumpkin Pie with black for a smoky look. She used Stampin’ Up!’s Frightfully Cute stamp set, the Scalloped Contour Dies, the Frightful Tag Dies, the Cute Halloween DSP, and Black Glitter Paper. The star sequins and black and white gingham ribbon are the perfect embellishment!
So true! And for you travelers and out of staters who missed the Mystery card, you can still make one and send me the picture and I can add it to the ‘virtual scrapbook’. I think it really helps everyone see the amazing things we can do with a bit of paper, stamps, tools and ink. An added benefit of our card scrapbook is to go back and see a card that we may have already mailed out but now want to make one like it. Well, here is your place to go to see those past cards. My cards are in the recipe box because they are linked to the full directions but you can always do a search by “swaps” and find the others.
Mustn’t forget to say that, Sal, so they see where you come in!
Hostess Code through October 26 is H6TRE77D
SAL, Sadly A Last day for Sale A Bration
Karen (Click on little Sal in the computer to go to the online store)
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Hostess Code Through October 25 with Sharon as our hostess: H6TRE77D
Club is October 12th at 9:30 and 12:30 with a potluck at noon. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee, or a $25 order, but please RSVP by Oct. 7th. By popular vote we will begin our Christmas card making at this club.
If you would really like to get a head start on Christmas cards, consider the October Paper Pumpkin for 10 cards with matching envelopes:
That’s for sure, Sal, I always subscribe for the September, October, and November kits and they just keep getting better each year.
Refills are available for the September Paper Pumpkin. The little pumpkin sandwiched nicely in the dash of my car and made little Emma in the back carseat giggle as we headed to Steamboat Springs. She helped with the construction!
Pinwheel Tower Card
These cards are the new rage on social media so I had an open house crafting day to gather together and make one. There were so many different versions online that I sent out three videos and the stampers picked the style of their choice and brought the kit components to the house. It was a fun morning!
This is how my work table looked to start:
The card cuts here are those used by Meg Loven though all the colors are different:
- Tower Base: Granny Apple Green, 4 1/4 X 4 1/4; Score at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″. This leaves a little 1/4″ tab on which you will put a piece of tear and tape, then lay it flat on your work surface and bring the opposite side over and press it down on the tab. This works so much better than trying to hold it in your hands and match the sides.
- Panels (X4): Granny Apple Green, 4 1/4 X 2 3/4
- Borders (X4): Basic Black, 4 X 2 1/2
- Borders (X4): Basic Black, 4 X 1 1/2
- Layers for stamping (X4): Basic White, 3 3/4 X 2 1/4
- Layers for pretty (X4): Pattern Party DSP, 3 3/4 X 1 1/4
That’s really all there is for pieces and now comes the fun part of decorating! I used the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and Sheep Dies, (each are free during Sale A Bration (ends September 30) with a $50 order). Emma’s birthday is this month and she turns 3, so the three sheep were perfect! I used the streamers and bow tie from the Birthday Chick Dies and stamps from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set.
The sheep are all stamped directly on the Basic White, however, by outlining the image with a Light Smoky Slate Blend and then using the Color Lifter to soften the shadow you create a look of a whiter white. The candles are from a retired punch and the frosting is a piece of doily. The flames are made real with a drop of our Shimmery Crystal Effects.
Even if you don’t need the sheep, the sheep dies have this cool pennant, the sun, the balloon, clouds and the birthday hat. The grass, the greeting and the birthday hat come from the Counting Sheep stamp set. The streamers are in the Birthday Chick die set.
On this side I used a number 3 from the Playful Alphabet set, more Hey Chick streamers, a doily and a cute bow tie from the Birthday Chick Dies.
The Happy Birthday is another die in the Birthday Chick die set and the balloons are in the Sheep Dies. I cut the words once in basic black and once in the Pattern Party paper with horizontal stripes for a different look.
This is what the work table looks like at the end of making the card:
A normal day in the life of a crafter!
Let’s look at the cards made by the others. Thank you Stampers for your amazing creations and letting me share them!
Sharon Fincham’s Christmas Card:
Joy Meadows also made a Christmas card and used the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Paper and the Christmas Trees Dies. The sparkly gold is the Sale A Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper:
Heather Guitreau- for a friend using the Pierced Blooms Dies:
Heather Guitreau- for Halloween using the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper, the Cutest Halloween Stamp set and the Frightful Tags dies with the Black Glitter Paper from Stampin’ Up! and other fun Halloween sets. Those ghosts are upside down tulip punches.
Heather Guitreau- for her Mother
Ann Hausmann made a Halloween card as well! I must say, the Black Glitter Paper just makes the card awesome as does the Designer Series Paper with bats and cute little ghosts. Of course without the dies to cut the glimmer paper into owls and spider webs, and a witch hat and a tree and a fence, well — yes, my pretty, we must have dies! (she says in a witch’s voice!)
Did those wonderful cards inspire you to make your own Pinwheel Tower Card? When it is a very special occasion, it is worth taking time for a very special card!
Would you like to join us for other fun crafting events? Club is on the second Tuesday of the month and we Zoom together on the fourth Tuesday to share swaps and take on a Mystery Card Challenge – I give you directions for cuts to make and then you have the surprise when I show you how all the pieces go together! It is fun. Call or text 303-815-0838. I would love to be your creative coach and bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!
If you are thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! for the sake of the 20% discount or to be a part of a community of crafters, I would love to have you on my Carin’ Crafters team! Join by September 30 and get the Sale A Bration special of a free bundle along with $125 of products for $99. Call or text 303-815-0838.
Hostess Code Through October 25 H6TRE77D
SAL, Smile A Little as you stamp your way to Christmas- only 87 days away
Karen. (Click on little Sal in the computer to go to the online store)