I don't think that this layout has a name but since it uses triangles and it makes 2 cards with 1 set of squares, I decided to name it the Triangle 2-for-1 card! It is really quick and easy to make and there are so many little variations you can do! This card uses Flowers for Every Season and Misty Moonlight ink and card stock. ( I was inspired by a card made by Lyssa Zwolanek.)
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Here's what you need to get started:
Two 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card bases, scored at 4 1/4"
One 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of pretty patterened paper (DSP)
One 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of accent color cards stock
One 3" x 3" square of the same color card stock
Sentiment, bling, ribbon, dimensionals, inks and stamps. Optional, die cut for sentiment.
The first step is to cut each of your squares into 2 triangles as shown in the pictures below.
Next, adhere the patterned paper to the large triangle leaving a small border of card stock at the point and along two sides. (The patterned paper will hangover the straight side of the triangle.) Then adhere that triangle to the card base, carefully lining up the patterned paper with the fold. The tip of the triangle will hang over the card base at the top and the bottom. Just snip them off with your scissors. (The photos below show the back side of each step with the "overhang.")
Now, adhere the small triangle to the front as shown. Stamp a sentiment and, if desired, stamp a small pattern in the other "white space." Lastly, add a bow and bling!
This card used Snowflake Splendor papers, Pacific Point card stock, mint macaron ribbon while the background stamp and sentiment came from Forever Fern stamp set using Balmy Blue ink.
Here are a couple of others that I made during the Zoom class. If you'd like to see more, please join my Chat'n'Craft Creations page on FB!
I hope you will give this card a try! It is quick, easy and so versatile. I really think you'll love it.
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One of the pleasures of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrators is meeting so many wonderful people. It's definitely one of the many perks to this business. Every time a customer orders from me, I believe in sending a "thank you" card. Of course, I also try to make them different and unique each month. For the month of October, I will be making the card you see on the left. I absolutely love the Stitched Triangles dies as well as the Peony Garden Designer Series Papers. I love the way this layout shows off so many different patterned papers. Get your paper trimmer and your papers ready and let's make this card!
1. Cut a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
2.Cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock at 4" x 5 1/4". You will glue your triangles to this piece.
3. Using the third largest equilateral (all sides are the same size) triangle, cut out three triangles of three different papers from the Peony Garden collection. I used the Basic Gray large floral pattern, the Petal Pink large flowers, and a very subtle design in Petal Pink. (You will actually have one extra triangle.)
4. Cut out three triangles from a piece of Petal Pink card stock. After cutting out these triangles, run them through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine using the Seabed 3D embossing folder.
5. Cut one triangle from Silver Foil paper.
6. WITHOUT using adhesive and starting at the top of the Smoky Slate piece of card stock, arrange your triangles so you have one of each pattern. Then in the next row, add the Silver Foil triangle and three other triangles. Continue alternating the triangles in the bottom row. Some of your triangles will hang off this mat. That is okay. When you are satisfied with the arrangement of triangles, adhere them to the mat. Then turn the mat over and trim the triangles even with the mat edges using paper snips or your trimmer.
7. Wrap a 7" piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon around the left side of the mat, adhering each end to the back. Then tie a bow around that ribbon and trim the ends.
8. Stamp the "thank you" from the Timeless Tropical stamp set with Smoky Slate ink and cut it out with the smallest scalloped die from the Layering Oval dies. Pop this up on the front with a couple of dimensionals. Then add three rhinestones to the front as shown.
9. Viola! You have created a beautiful thank you card that is sure to make your recipient feel special.
During the month of October 2020, the Peony Garden DSP is on sale as part of the Designer Series Paper sale. Be sure to check it out and save on these (and other) beautiful papers.
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As the holiday season approaches it seems like the perfect time to play with a new fun fold. I think this Pyramid Fold will be a favorite of all the young people in your life! I think the littles will like that it stands up. I KNOW it will also be a favorite of yours because it is quick and easy to make. I love using the Forever Greenery DSP. It's colors are so rich. The base and ink are Pretty Peacock and the dies are from the Forever Fern bundle.
Here's what you need to get started:
Three 4" x 4" pieces of card stock. This is the base of the card. Scored on the diagonal.
Two 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" pieces of patterned paper, cut on the diagonal into triangles.
One 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of the same or coordinating patterned paper, cut on diagonal
One Whisper White or Very Vanilla 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece, cut on diagonal.
Die cuts, sentiment stamps, and inks and bling
Here's a picture of what you will have when your ready!
All three squares are going to be placed "peak" side up. The score lines on the left and the right piece will both point inward and meet at the top of the score line of the middle piece. (The middle piece is positioned in the "diamond" orientation.)
1. After you have scored your squares of card stock, burnish them with your bone folder. Starting with a square in your left hand place it on top of the "diamond" shape with the score line running up and down. (Photo on the left.) Make a small pencil mark on the bottom square and then put glue on the left side of the "diamond" and glue the square to it.
2. As shown on the right, lift this piece up and onto the third square. Line it up with the score line, mark the area to be glued, and put it in place. .
3. Your base should look like the picture on the left. Now glue the patterned paper triangles onto the card as shown on the right.. Glue two white triangles to the center triangles in the inside. You may want to stamp a sentiment on one first!
4. Fold your card into the Pyramid shape and attach a pair of velcro dots to the inside of one of the triangles. Do this by removing the backing on one dot while the other half of the pair is attached. Put this dot where you want it. Then remove the protective layer from the top, close the card and press on the dot area. Let this "rest" for a few minutes. It should then open easily. See photo below.
5. Now you are ready to decorate the front of your card however you'd like. A few die cuts and a sentiment cut or punched out make a great statement. Here's one I made for Halloween for my grandson using the Plaid Tidings papers and die cuts from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit.
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Have you tried this W-Fold card? This was a first for me and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it came together. There is a fair amount of cutting but the assembly was quick and trouble free!
You can use the following "recipe" to get yourself started. I did not include cutting sizes for the Snowman and rectangle on the front because there are just so many possibilities of what you can put there. Don't limit yourself to that shape and style. I used a Stitched Nested die in that spot on one card and Brightly Gleaming Ornaments on another. (Photos are at the end.)
Card stock color #1:
-card base: 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2”
-strip for inside: 1 3/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4"
-mat under greeting on front: 1 1/8" x 5 1/8"
White or Very Vanilla Card Stock:
-greeting 1" x 5 1/8"
-Inside for sentiment/stamped image 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" -- cut 2
Card Stock Color #2
-mat for front of card (under DSP) 5 1/4" x 4
-rectangular "mats" for inside 2" x 2 3/4" - CUT 4
(or can be a different color than front mat)
DSP/Patterned Paper- Can be all the same or different
Front of card 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Inside Mats (behind strip)- 5 1/4" x 4" - cut 2
Little rectangles to go on strip 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" -cut 2
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To assemble card:
1. Adhere your DSP for the piece of whisper white or very vanilla. Then adhere that to the front of your card base.
2. Next stamp your greeting on the Whisper white/very vanilla strip and adhere that to the card stock strip that is slightly bigger. Adhere that to the front of the card. (I adhered it about 1/3 of the way to the top.)
3. Adhere your DSP/patterened papers to the inside of the card base.
4. Now SCORE your strip of cardstock that is 1 3/4" x 11". You will score it at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8 1/4". Once it's scored, fold it in half and then fold each end back (towards the outside) over the middle so it is folded like a "W". See the photo on the left.
5. Next put adhesive on the back of the two outermost sections. These will get adhered to the inside of the card. Line the edges of the folded strip up with the edges of the patterned paper while keeping both center folds lined up. See photo on the right.
6. Now mat two small rectangles of DSP/patterned paper to the small rectangles cut out of card stock color 2. Stamp one design and one sentiment on the two small rectangles of whisper white/very vanilla (or die cuts and a sentiment.) Then mat these on the remaining 2 rectangles of card stock color 2.
7. These get adhered to the strip in whatever order pleases you.
8. Now you can punch, die cut, or stamp a little something to add to the front of your card. IF you'd like, you can put them on a circle or rectangle. Be bold and try something different!
Here are two other cards I made with this design:
This is a list of the products that I used to make these cards:
1. Pacific Point card stock
2. Highland Heather card stock
3. Whisper white card stock
4. Night of Navy card stock
5. Very Vanilla card stock
6. Copper foil paper
7. Snowflake Splendor DSP (on sale in October 2020)
8. Snowman Season stamp set
9. Snowman Builder Punch
10. Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle
11. Highland Heather ink
12 Mossy Meadow ink
13. Night of Navy ink
I hope that this has inspired you to try this W Fold card! I think you will love it!
Are you familiar with the Retiform technique? I learned about it recently when I received a gorgeous card made in this style. Apparently the technique has been around for years- maybe it's time for it to make a comeback!
Here are the dimensions of material I used.
Card Stock Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White: 3 3/4" x 5"
To make these cards, I started with the piece of Whisper White card stock and a pile of sticky notes! You mask off one area at a time and blend ink lightly around the edges. Then you stamp your images in the same area. When you move to the next area you have to cover your just stamped part as well as mask off your next space. In the examples above I used the Gather Together and Way To Goat stamp sets. In the video I used Snowman Season and Perfectly Plaid. The options for stamps are endless!
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You can watch this video to see the process from start to finish.
On one photo at the top of this post (on the goats), I added 1/8" strips to help define the sections. My personal preference is to have visible white space between each section or to have the dividers but, there is a third option. You can have your blending from each section meet. To do this you would just cover the edge of your blending on each section without any extra white space. It's all what you like best.
I hope you will grab a stamp set and try this! It is really quite easy and makes a great card!
Here's the card I made for a recent SU Sketch Challenge hosted by a group of demonstrators. The criteria for the card was Fall and they provided a sketch complete with measurements. (I've included the sketch at the end of this post.)
I immediately knew I wanted to use a paper from the Plaid Tidings pack. I love the deep rich color of the plaids. There are several that definitely screamed "fall" to me. I also embossed the So Safron rectangle with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. I seem to emboss any large piece of card stock. I love the texture it adds.
I then stamped my own background on the small Whisper White rectangle using the leaf stamps from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and So Safron, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry inks. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out my sentiment (also from Beautiful Autumn) and matted it on a scrap of Rich Razzleberry. My ribbon is a retired (gasp) Rich Razzleberry! I then colored a rhinestone with blends- one in So Safron, one in Pumpkin Pie, and one in Blackberry Bliss. It came together rather quickly and I was quite pleased with it!
If you need inspiration, I suggest you try this layout! I think you'll find it as fun as I did!
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Do you have plans for October? I have some plans that I'd love to share with you! While I'm still not comfortable holding in person events, I'm offering several different on-line events this month. I hope you will join me for all of them or at least a few of them!
BINGO CLASS HAS SOLD OUT! BINGO CLASS HAS SOLD OUT!
BINGO and GILDED AUTUMN CARD KIT Sunday, October 4 at 6:30 pm EDT
I have one spot left if you'd like to join us! I've limited this event to 12 people to increase your chances of winning a prize! We will play 5 games of BINGO and make 4 cards all via Zoom! You will have a chance to win various Stampin' Up! products with the grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to purchase any Stampin' UP! products you want. (You must purchase through me via email.) Every one will win with a gorgeous card kit and an additional sampler of 6 x 6 paper from the same suite. You can see one of the cards from the card kit at the top of this email. Email me at email@example.com right now if you'd like to join us! $30
ZOOM Card Making Class Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT
Join me to make a card or two using a fun fold or new technique! I always post what you need to prepare ahead of time on my Chat'n'Craft/ Lorraine Tierney Facebook page- at least by Monday afternoon. The Zoom link is also on Chat'n'Craft/Lorraine Tierney page every Tuesday. If you'd like to see some of our past projects you can check them out on my BLOG. I try to post the instructions every week after the class. You do not need to RSVP for this class! Just show up when you can. NO CHARGE
Watercolor Ideas Class Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
This class will be held via Zoom as well. You will learn two watercolor background techniques, combine water coloring and embossing, and more! You will need water painters, a spritzer, two or three colors of ink and a clear block. I will provide you with water color paper and shimmer white card stock as part of the class fee. We will create at least two cards from these techniques. Two additional cards may need to be finished after the class. Cost for this class is $15 or free with any order over $35 using the host code: KEDKXJEA. You can order with this code HERE. You will need to place your order by October 8 to be sure to have everything prior to class. If you are just purchasing the class, email me by October 14 to reserve your spot. I'll be mailing card kits out by October 15. Of course, if you have any questions or need more information email or text me- anytime.
Joy of Sharing Card Kit and MORE Class Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 pm
Also via Zoom, we will meet to make Christmas cards! Have you seen the Joy Of Sharing Kit? It is gorgeous and it's All INCLUSIVE! It has stamps, a block, Mossy Meadow Ink, die cuts, gold foil accents and more! It is designed to hold a Christmas photo or stamped image! The kit comes with supplies to make 15 cards. We will make a couple of cards with the kit as designed and then, using the stamps, ink and left over pieces we will make three additional cards with patterned paper and card stock that I will provide. With just a few supplies you could make many more Christmas cards using the stamp set and ink. You must order your card kit by October 15 to be sure you have it in time. I will send you the rest of the supplies in plenty of time as well. Please let me know if you are interested! Cost of kit $35- no additional charge for class and "MORE cards."
Here are the "MORE cards" that we will make.
In between all of that I will be making my own Christmas cards! I've picked out my papers and stamps. Now I just need to get started. Please let me know if you'd like help designing a card you could make at home! Why not? You probably have more time this year than in the past! It's the perfect year to give your cards your special touch.
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Do you ever have the need for a simple card that packs a "punch?" Here's a background that is easy and fun to make while looking beautiful. This is called Wax Paper Resist or Wax Paper Embossing. It looks a bit like batik to me as well! Maybe we should call it Batik Embossing! Whatever we call it, it's a great technique to know!
Follow along with the pictures to see how you can do this! Once you make your first batch.....oh, did I mention you make two backgrounds at once? ... you'll be able to do this without any directions! It's that simple!
Start with a piece of wax paper and an embossing folder. I chose the Winter Snow Embossing Folder in the example below. Cut or tear your wax paper so it's about an inch longer and wider than the embossing folder. Crumple the wax paper into a small ball so that it is all wrinkled. Smooth it out, place it inside the embossing folder, and run it through your Cut & Emboss machine.
Then remove the wax paper and sandwich it between two pieces of whisper white card stock. (Each piece was cut 5 1/4" x 4".) You want a piece of card stock on the bottom and the top with the wax paper in the middle. Place the wax paper sandwich inside a folded piece of clean copy/printer paper. Then IRON it with a hot iron- flipping it once to iron both sides.
Now carefully open up the folded piece of copy paper and take the top piece of white card stock off the wax paper. ***IMPORTANT*** The side of the paper that was touching the wax paper is the side you want facing up. So flip the top piece over and place on your work surface. Next remove the wax paper and keep the bottom piece as it is. (The side that was touching the wax paper is already facing up.) Now you are ready to sponge ink onto the cards. The embossed pattern will magically appear. Continue to apply ink until you have it as dark as you'd like. You can blend more than one color as well.
Next, to assemble your card - Trim the piece you just sponged to 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" and mat it on a 5 1/4" x 4" coordinating piece of card stock. Then wrap with your favorite ribbon. I love the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding or the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. I tend to reach for those the most these days.
Here is my finished card. On this card I used Seaside Spray ink and card stock with a Basic Black mat. I wrapped the mat and sponged piece with Misty Moonlight Bakers twine and then embellished it with Blue Adhesive Backed Gems.
I hope you will give this technique a try! I think you will love it! I can't wait to see what you create.
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Are you ready to get your "Mask" on? Fall is not only the time for Halloween masks but it's also time for getting your "Mask" on when stamping. This card is not as difficult to make as it looks. Scrap paper is used to "mask" or cover the majority of the card so you only get the color in the middle - where you want it! When you "mask" off the rest of the card, your focal area really stands out!
You can follow along with the pictures to see how I made the card. I did tear the edges of the papers that I used to mask off the area. I found that I preferred gentle slopes rather than sharp ones. I also found it handy to set the whole thing up on my stamparatus so I could us magnets to hold the paper in place.
I started with a piece of whisper white that was 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" and centered that on my stamparatus. Then I ripped a piece of scrap grid paper and placed it on the whisper white holding it in place with the magnets.
Next, I sponged two different colors onto the area that was not "masked." When sponging, be careful to slide gently over the edges so you don't lift the mask and accidentally sponge under the mask. I also tapped the freshly inked sponge on the scrap paper before sponging on the card to get more even coverage. When I was satisfied with the sponging, I stamped two different ferns from the Forever Ferns stamp set using the same ink colors. For this card I used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.
When I was done stamping I removed the mask. The brown stamping is actually heat embossing which I did without the mask as I liked the look of stamping "outside the lines" a bit. I used my heat tool to make sure all the ink was dry and rubbed a dryer sheet gently across the paper to remove static. I then heat embossed the leaves and dots using Early Espresso embossing powder. (Early Espresso embossing powder is no longer available but I bet the gold embossing powder would look equally beautiful on this card.) When that was heated and cooled I stamped the "hello" with Early Espresso ink. I matted the piece of whisper white on a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Early Espresso card stock. Then I layered those on a whisper white thick card base.
I think this card creates a beautiful scene that stands out so distinctly from the background because of the masking. I hope you will try it! You can take a peek at all of the items I used to create this card HERE.
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Do you have a lengthy wish list of Stampin' Up! items? You can get those items at a 20% discount if you join my team! There's a great special running right now! During the month of September Stampin' Up! is offering a Get and Go Starter Kit Special. You can order $125 worth of product (that's all that a Starter Kit is....any product you'd like) for $99 plus tax- that's 20% off right there. You do not pay shipping on this starter kit- another 10% savings! IN ADDITION, you will also receive two free Stamp Sets: Queen Anne's Lace and So Much Love. And the icing on the cake: two card kits that make 8 cards each as well as a pack of rhinestones! You will be ready to make lots of cards! This offer won't last....it's only available until September 30. Please let me know if you are interested! I'd love to have you join my team! Click here for all the details.
I hope you continue to find time to be creative. It's such a stress reliever, at least for me, and turns every day into a great day. Sharing and sending the cards makes the day even better for others! It's a win-win.
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Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!