Yesterday Stampin’ Up! ran the first non-business online event for all demonstrators! I don’t know how many demos had booked for this event but I imagine it was extremely popular with hobbyist (savvy shopper) demos. The projects were all centred on a new suite that you will see in the new Christmas Mini catalogue and the projects were brilliant!
There was only one complaint about the event which, if Stampin’ Up! can sort out, this event will become an incredibly popular event! The complaint was that the crafters demonstrating the projects – some Stampin’ Up! staff and some demonstrators – went far too quickly and left a lot of us behind! Any one who has ever done any teaching knows, to make sure all students are included, you can only go as fast as the slowest person! My frustration won and I gave up after the third project!
All demonstrations were recorded so we will be able to go back to complete the projects. Unfortunately, this takes away a lot of the fun of chatting (via WhatsApp) with team members as well as chatting (via Live Chat) with demos from around the world. I’m really hoping Stampin’ Up! addresses this issue because I think this event has so much potential!
Today’s video features a fancy fold card which has been around for quite some time! There have been a couple of occasions when I nearly made a video featuring it but they needed 12″ x 12″ cardstock. Last week I stumbled on a video by a lady who dealt with this problem. She goes by the name of 14 Cards & Crafts – this is the link to her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUgTjxdihvQ&t=98s.
For my video card I used Fresh Freesia and Orchid Oasis cardstock – what a beautiful combination. I chose six different designs from the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP) which fitted in with these two colours. I had to convert the measurements for A4 Cardstock (CS) users to inches and metric and also to change the measurements for the accordion pieces for everyone.
I prepared as much as possible before I started videoing, including cutting three out of four frames for the inside of the card base. I made a mistake by using a smaller die than I should have done and put the three pieces back through my Big Shot using the correct larger die! The result was three correct size frames for my card as well as three thin frames and three layers. I explained about my mistake in the video so my viewers would know there was a way out if they did the same!
When I was explaining, I realised this could be a great way of saving cardstock. That is, cut the inside of each frame with the no. 6 die first and this will produce four layers for future sentiments or images. Then die-cut the frame again using die. no 7. This gives four frames that will fit around four Basic White Cardstock no. 6 die cut-outs making them look as if they have been layered on a complete layer. I hope that makes sense!! 🤔🤔
The Mint Macaroon card is the first card I made using A4 cardstock and I put it with Blackberry Bliss which looks great! All three designs of DSP are from the Hostess gift called Design a Daydream. You can choose this a gift if you place an order that’s over £150/175€ and comes as a pack of 48 double-sided 12″ x 12″ sheets of DSP. The colours and designs make this pack a lot more exciting than last year’s Hostess DSP gift!
The Sweet Sorbet card is my prototype and I used letter-sized cardstock measurements together with some Lovely in Linen DSP. This is a big help when it comes to supplying measurements for North American crafters but it’s frustrating because I don’t have the correct size envelopes for them. Next time hubby and I go to the US, I’ll remember to buy a packet or myself! LOL!
Yes, I do have an Envelope Punch Board, but I’d rather not have to take time out to make special envelopes! It isn’t so much a case of laziness; it’s more to do with being very busy making videos, writing a blog, looking after a team and life in general! I hope you like today’s video. It’s unusually long because I show an easy way, albeit a bit time-consuming, how to make sure you cut all the “windows” more or less in the same position!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and of course, happy crafting!
Fresh Freesia Cardstock – card base 5¾” x 8¼” (14.6cm x 21cm) US 5½” x 8”
Scored at 4⅛” (10.5cm) US 4”
Fresh Freesia Cardstock – card base 5¾” X 8¾” (14.6cm x 22.2cm) US 5½” x 8½”
Scored at 4⅛”, 8¼” (10.5cm, 21cm) US 4”, 8”
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – accordion 3¾” x 8¾” (9.6cm x 22.2cm) US 3¼” x 8¾”
Score at 3”, 5¾” (7.6cm, 14.6cm) US 3”, 5¾”
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – 3¾” x 9¼” (9.6cm x 23.4cm) US 3¼” x 9¼”
Scored at 3”, 5¾”, 8¾” (7.6cm, 14.6cm, 22.2cm) US 3”, 5¾”, 8¾”
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – 4 pieces: frames for card base 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) US 3¾” x 5¼”
Keep two of the cut-outs to use as layers on front & back panels under the Basic White die-cuts
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – 2 pieces: front & back panels 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) US 3¾” x 5¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces: front & back panels Deckled Rectangles die-cuts die no 6 OR 3” x 4¼” (7.6cm x 10.8cm) US same as A4 cardstock users
Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper – 4 pieces (panels 1, 2, 5, 6): 2½” x 3½” (6.3cm x 9cm) US 2½” x 3”
Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces (panels 3, 4): 2¾” x 3½”) 6.9cm x 9cm) US 2¾” x 3”
Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces front & back panels 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) US 3⅝” x 5⅛””
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for images and sentiment
Orchid Oasis Cardstock – scraps for sentiment layers
Product List for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for JUNE 2022 is ZHXTK3CM Thank you. xx