I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. We had a lovely time yesterday afternoon over at Vicki and Leigh’s place, celebrating Libby’s 18th birthday. It was certainly a full house with Leigh’s three brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, parents, Jack and Molly. The birthday card I made for Libby is the black gingham and Flirty Flamingo card below. The dies I used for LIBBY, 18 and TH are from a retired Stampin’ Up! die set called Little Letters and Little Numbers. I have used these dies on so many of my personal cards! As you know, there are quite a lot of SU products I hold onto once they have retired. These letters and numbers have been a brilliant investment, just like the large letters and numbers. I hope these never resign, but if they do, I’ll keep them forever, too! The HAPPY and BIRTHDAY are both from the Well Written Framelits Dies (page 27 Spring/Summer catalogue). The dies are on offer as a bundle together with the Well Said Stamp Set, which will save you 10% if you buy them both at the same time. This is another set I’ll be keeping forever!Today’s video shows how to make this double fold card as a Mother’s Day card. The first card I made used Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. The card I made on the video was the same design, but a different colour scheme. These colours were Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, and Berry Burst. For the Mother’s Day cards, I used the Tea Together Stamp Set (page 49 Spring/Summer Catalogue) and the Tea Time Framelits Dies. These dies are a level 2 gift during Sale-a-bration. Stampin’ Up! have announced these dies will be carried forward into the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue. The new annual catalogue will go live on 3rd June 2019! I’m drawing my own conclusion that the Tea Together Stamp Set will also be carried over!!
The Pear Pizzazz Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used on the first card is from Floral Romance Specialty DSP, and the cup and saucer is stamped on Petal Promenade DSP. The DSP on the Crumb Cake card is from All My Love, and the cup and saucer are stamed on a stripe design in Crumb Cake from the Neutrals 6″x 6″ DSP. All the images are from Tea Together, exept the corner stamp and that’s from Hold On To Hope. This is an easy fancy fold card to make, and all the sizes, products, cut lines, and score lines are in the box below the video.
The first image above, is the back of Libby’s card, and shows where I wrote our personal message to her. The two Mother’s Day cards are light enough that you can write directly onto the card. But this is an option if you prefer. My tip to you if you are going to add the extra piece like I did, it’s best to write the sentiment before adhering it to the back of your card! The second photograph above shows an “aeriel” view of the card. After I had finished making the video, I decided to add some Rhinestones to the cards. I only added one to each of the three smaller flowers on the “front” of the card! I didn’t add them to any other flowers as they have part of the card on top of them when the card is closed. That is the same reason why I didn’t pop the cup and saucer up on Dimensionsals. This card will fit into our regular envelopes.
Before I go, I would like to give a shout out to Annette Sullivan from https://www.lavenderthoughts.com. She’s based in Queensland, Australia. I was inspired by a card Annette shared on her blog. She gives sizes in both Metric and Imperial – I’ve only done Imperial! I also changed the size of my card, which meant changing all the cut lines and score lines! I am assuming that Annette used half a sheet of Letter sized paper i.e. 8½” x 5½” (?). I’ve used half a sheet of A4 i.e 8¼” x 5¾”. Please check out Annette’s blog for videos and more inspiration! Many thanks for the inspiration, Annette!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.