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Triple Pull Out Fun Fold Card

Do you have gorgeous designer series paper that you want to spotlight?  This card does that!  I was inspired by Rose Ward of Stampersdelight.  I changed a few of the dimensions and used different DSP-designer series paper and stamps but the pull out idea is still the same.


The right hand side has a trifold that pulls up!  The left side is popped up so it is the same height as the closed card.

To display the card you would prop it up like this:


  The foil in the flowers really pops! Did you have a die for the flowers?

No, Sal, I fussy cut the flowers on the edge of a small left over piece of DSP that would otherwise have been thrown away.


  • Base:  Just Jade, 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • Layer:  Basic White, 5 1/4 X 3 3/4; layer this on the base then create the pull out section
  • Pull Out: Create then adhere
    • Just Jade, 12 X 3 3/4, score the long side at 4″ and 8″, burnish well,
    • Layers on the Pull Out (X3):  Basic White, 3 3/4 X 3 1/2, Be careful when adhering because it is not square
    • Top Two Sections of the Pull Out (X2):  Designer Series Paper (DSP), 3 1/2 X 3 1/4
      • adhere this pull out section 1/8″ over from the right hand side, lining up the white layers top to bottom
  • Left side strip: Create then adhere
    • Just Jade, 4 X 1 1/8
    • Basic White, 3 3/4 X 7/8
    • DSP, 3 1/2 X 5/8
      • Use adhesive pop up strips to adhere 1/8″ over from the left and line up the white layers top to bottom
  • Greetings:  Basic White, Scrap to match your stamp.  I used greetings from the ‘More Messages’ stamp set with a die that cut out all the images at one time which I then stored for later use.
  • Bow:  4″ to wrap the left hand top and then 8″ to make a bow and adhere with a glue dot.  If you put a glue dot in the middle of the wrapped section and squish it together before you adhere the bow it will look like you had one long ribbon that you tied in the middle.

Unique for sure!

Thank you for spending some time with Sal and I!

Be sure and register tomorrow, April 16, for the Scrapbook Expo in Denver.


SAL,  See A Lot of crafters at the Expo



Riddle of the day:

Question:  What is more useful when it is broken?

Answer:  An egg.

April Shoebox Event with Lisa Christensen

It is always a delight to meet with friends to create beautiful cards.  This month Lisa Christensen was our hostess and her cards were lovely. This first one uses the Stampin’ Up! ‘Berry Blessings’ stamp set and the Stampin’ Up! ‘Sweet Strawberry’ stamp set and punch.


.   Oooh….can we look at it berry close?

Why sure, Sal!


My flowers were supposed to come off of the branch but the branch reminded me of all the little runners the strawberry plant puts out so I did it a bit different.

This set was available on Ebay if you missed it before it was retired by Stampin’ Up!:



The last cards I sent, I didn’t stamp a greeting on the inside so I could write a short letter.  I enjoyed having more room for more words.

And you do love words! 

I do, Sal, and hopefully others like to read them!

Lisa’s second card was an interesting and beautiful Z fold easel card!  We could stamp with Happy Birthday or Happy Mother’s Day or….


Lisa used a die from the ‘Hand Penned Petal’ set for the flower and a die from the ‘Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies’ for the bottom. The greeting is a Close To My Heart greeting.


It’s like an upside down easel card.

True, we usually have the stop at the bottom but how wonderfully unique is this?!

Fancy front and room to write on the back (with a cute little fox in the DSP).

Is that one of those double bows you make wrapping it around your fingers?

It is, Sal.  Following is a link to the Facebook Live where I showed crafters how to make the bow.  I like that both tails come out from the back.  Drag the minute line at the bottom to 28:20 to see the instructions.

Valentine Slimline Popup Card and a True Love DSP All Occasion Card with instructions to make the bow

I assume you have all those sets from your 15 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?!

No, Sal, and that is what makes shoebox events so fun.  Everyone has different tastes and different sets for crafting.

Colorado’s Scrapbook Expo is happening next month, May 17 & 18th.  Registration begins April 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Here is a link so you can look at the workshops and other info:


Have a wonderful day!

SAL,  See you At Lunch at the Expo on Friday



Riddle for the day:

Question:  The more you take, the more you leave behind.  What am I?

Answer:  Footsteps!

Easter Basket Card and 3D

In my last post you saw all the cool cards I made with the Divinity Designs Alleluia die and stamp combo.  I also purchased from them a basket die set, a pastel egg paper/die duo and a pastel prints 6X6 paper pad.  With all these wonderful products I made these cards with different crosses and different eggs:


And this one:


With pastels you can even stamp on the paper as I did here for the inside of the cards:


I had Easter baskets sitting out with paper grass so I used that grass in the paper baskets.

A picture of the products might help you save words. 

Good idea, Sal!   And I will link Divinity Designs down below with little Sal in the computer.

That fourth screen shot is one of the pastel print papers.  I used the Stampin’ Up! ‘Cross of Hope’ die and put the heart of the paper right in the middle of the ornate cross die.  When I die cut the cross, I left the middle intact and put scotch tape on the back so the pieces wouldn’t come out in hopes the little heart would show.  You’ll see more of that cross in the 3D baskets I made for the grandchildren.  The greeting on the front comes from:


The layer on the front is the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Layers die and the inside greetings are from Stampin’ Up! ‘His Grace’. Check out my previous post ‘Easter Celebration’ to see the Alleluia die at work.  There’s not much you need for a recipe on this card.  It uses a standard base and layer.   Here is a pdf you can print out with the standard layers.

Standard Layers.pdf printable doc

Let’s look at the little 3D baskets Paul and I made for the grandchildren:

 I added a little heart to the middle of these crosses since the paper heart didn’t stand out.

On the opposite side of the baskets I used the dove in ‘HIs Grace’ punched out with a circle punch and layered on a slightly larger circle in the same cardstock as the basket:

I cut out numerous eggs and glued matching ones back to back and added them to the basket before the candy.  The boys baskets were purple and blue:


3D Basket Recipe

  • Base:  Cardstock of desired color,  6 X 6
    • Score at 2  and 4
    • Turn 90 degrees and score at 2  and 4
    • Crease all score lines
    • Adhere DSP squares to the four corner squares – measurements below
    • Cut on the score lines to the middle score line twice on opposite sides
    • The middle uncut part is the part to attach the handle
    • Fold the sides up to meet each other
  • Handle:  cardstock of choice, 8 1/2 X 1/2
  • Decorative Layer (X4):  Divinity Designs Pastel DSP,  1 3/4 X 1 3/4, adhere before gluing basket together
  • Ribbon:  12″ tied to handle
  • Adhere cross on one side and dove on opposite side- see above for paper used for cross

It was a wonderful Easter with Tyler, Amber and the boys, Jaxson & Emmitt!

The boys had matching shirts!


We died eggs but then made deviled eggs out of them so a bit pointless but tradition is tradition!


The boys hunted Easter eggs in their lovely yard on a wonderful sunny day! (It snowed again on Monday!)

All hostess’ need a hostess gift and I found this cute rabbit holding a carrot around a vase of flowers.  I couldn’t resist!

Jonathan & Stacia spent the day on the slopes with Emma, Joey and a friend!


You can’t always have both families and, you know, ski season is almost over!

I know, Sal.  At least we got pictures.

Thanks for spending time with me today friends!  Hopefully you have ideas for next year’s Easter cards.

SAL,  SingALleuia


Riddle for the day:

Question:  What 5 letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down?

Answer:  SWIMS



















Easter Celebration

He is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  This year’s Easter cards used mostly Divinity Designs products.  I was thrilled when they advertised an Alleluia die set with both the word die and the shadow die.  The set also had wonderful words for Easter and a set of card fronts that simplified card making and yet made beautiful cards.  For this first one I used Granny Apple Green for the base and Evening Evergreen for the layer and green glitter paper for the Alleluia on an Evening Evergreen word shadow.



For the inside, I used the Alleluia stamp set for the greetings and the Stampin’ Up! ‘His Grace’ stamp set for the dove and scripture on a Pineapple Punch top layer.

Check it out with a different card front and the purples of royalty!  The base is Highland Heather and the layers are black. The inside top is Fresh Freesia to match the sun’s rays.



Now let’s look at some of the other card fronts in the Divinity Designs card pack.  This first one uses a base of Grapefruit Grove and a layer of black.  It uses two of the card fronts and the tomb is fussy cut, with the top edge sponged in black and then popped up on the cross card front.  Gems just didn’t seem like the right embellishment for this one so I used the dove from ‘His Grace’ again.


This next card shows the tomb card front and it is not fussy cut.  I added a cross from the Stampin’ Up! ‘Cross of Hope’ die set, die cutting once with wood looking designer series paper and a second die cut for a shadow in black.  I used the Stampin’ Up! ‘Easter Message’ stamp set to stamp the purple cloth and then fussy cut it to fit the cross.  There are actually three pieces glued at the back of the cross to look like one piece.  The lily was fussy cut from the same ‘Easter Message’ stamp set.  The words to the song are white embossed and are from the Divinity Designs Alleluia set.


The inside for both cards used another of the Divinity Design card fronts which had all the right colors to go with the colors on the front.


I think you got your money’s worth with all those card fronts!  

True, Sal, and what a great addition to my Easter stamp collection to have the Alleluia dies and the stamp set.  It is called ‘Alleluia & Layer plus stamp die combo’.  I will link little Sal in the computer to the Divinity Designs site.


  • Bases:  Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer: Evening Evergreen, Black, 5 1/4 X 4
  • Top:  Divinity Designs Resurrection Sunrises Card fronts,  5 X 3 3/4, (the third card fussy cuts the tomb to pop up on the other card front)
  • Alleluia Shadow:  Black or Evening Evergreen, 4 3/4 X 2
  • Alleluia Word Die:  Green Glitter Paper, Gorgeous Grape Card Stock, 4 3/4 X 2
    • Note – use double back adhesive sheets just slightly smaller than the 4 3/4 X 2
  • Stamps:  Alleluia Set, His Grace, Easter Message
  • Dies:  Alleluia Die combo and the Cross of Hope Dies

Thanks for stopping by for a look  at Easter cards.  I have one more Easter post which will have baskets – one 3D and one card with a basket die from Divinity Designs so come back soon.

SAL,  Sing ALleluia


Riddle for the day:

Question:  Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Answer:  Because it has Greece at the bottom!

March Shoebox with Joy Meadows as our Hostess

“Stack, Slice & Shuffle” is a fun technique that Joy taught us at our last shoebox event.  It is like a quilt card, and with a stack of three designer series papers you can have three different looking cards in no time at all.



Joy used the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper (DSP) on a black layer with a white base.


  • Base:  White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Border:  Black, 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 for a 1/16 reveal
  • Stack of 3 different DSPs:    5 1/4 X 4
    • Slice:  Cut through all 3 at the same time at a diagonal about 1/2″ over on bottom and about 1″ down on right; set aside the smaller pile of 3
    • Slice again:  Cut through the other pile of 3 at a diagonal about 1/2″ over and to about the middle
      • Note:  The 1/2″ over and 1″ down are not necessarily perfect measurements, diagonals can be random
    • Shuffle: You should now have three separate piles.
      • Leave one pile as is
      • Remove the top piece of the second pile and put it on the bottom
      • Remove two pieces of the third pile and put them on the bottom
    • Base of your shuffled cards (X3):  white, 5 1/4 X 4
    • Adhere your three separate patterns to the bases
  • Embellish with a die cut mounted to cover where all three DSPs meet; Joy used Stampin’ Up! Deckled Circles with the largest being 1 3/4 and the smaller is 1 3/8 popped up on the larger
  • Stamp ‘Hello’ in Memento Black; Hello is from SU Irresistable Blooms
  • Inside Strip: DSP, 3/4 X 4
  • Butterflies: Black to match the border; SU Butterfly Gala Punch for one large and one small for inside; use a black marker to make antennae
  • Brass Butterflies around the greeting and a sparkly gem on butterfly complete the embellishments

Time to make a stack of Christmas cards to get ahead of the December push

That would be good, Sal!  If I did two sets each month I would be ahead of the game.

Thank you, Joy, for a fun new technique!

Joy had an additional card for us to make at the event!

The picture doesn’t do it justice.  The base is soft succulent with a very vanilla layer embossed with a cobblestone looking embossing folder.  The dies for the circles and the greeting are the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Details Dies.  The large circle is 3 1/4 and the top circle is 2 1/2.  The bird is from the Flight & Airy DSP from Stampin’ Up.  The glittery gem exactly matches the soft succulent.  The happy birthday greeting is Stampin’ Up!’s  Birthday Blossoms stamp set on a 2 3/4 X 1 3/8 rectangle in the Everyday Details Dies.

Another beautiful design by Joy Meadows!

Thank you for stopping by today!

SAL,  Sharing A Love


Riddle for the day:

Q=  How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?



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