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Cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper

Cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper

Your card designs are going to get [even more] rave reviews when you start cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper.  Just little touches of this fabulous paper immediately elevate your projects from great to “over-the-top WOW!!!”

I’ve got a lovely design to share with you today plus a swap my friend Anita shared at our last downline meeting.  Let’s get started!

let's get cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper

This full-size A2 card (4 1/4” x 5 1/2”) has striking detail behind the peek-through window.  As an extra special touch, the leaves and berries are peeking over the edge of the framelit window to draw attention to the sentiment.

At first glance, you may have thought I used a detailed thinlit.  

And your next thought might’ve been “That’s just WAAAY too much work for me.”  Let me show you the secret!

cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper

This paper is deee-vine, not to mention a great deal.  You get 8 sheets, 4 of each design.  One side is Whisper White and the reverse is Very Vanilla (like I used on my card) so it will coordinate with all your paper crafting projects.  

And I only used about 1/8th of one 12”x12” sheet for this card so you’ll get LOADS of projects made with one little package. (Don’t you love when you can use the word economical and crafting in one sentence?😄)

The other sheet has different designs perfectly sized for the beautifully watercoloured notecards as part of the Delightfully Detailed Suite.

Surprisingly, this card didn’t take HOURS and HOURS to make.  BUT it will look like you SLAVED over your design!  Just a few little snips with your scissors or a quick cut with your Stampin’ Trimmer is all it takes to add this fabulous paper to your projects! 

Stampin’ Up! shows us the suite and gives some great tips for working with this paper in this video.

quick and easy cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper

Pssst…Bet you noticed some DIY linen finish cardstock on my A2 card right?  (I told you it was my new fave 😋).  Unlike this card, my Blushing Bride paper was run through the Big Shot only one time.  Get more hints on creating your own linen finish cardstock here.

Do you recognize the window framelit and the sentiment tag I used?  They’re from the new Stitched Labels set. And while the stitching detail really is pretty (take a closer peek at the tag), I decided I more wanted the shape for my window to echo some of the flower shapes in the laser cut paper. 

cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper

So run to your craft area and get your snips out!  Now it’s your turn to take your own paper crafted designs to “over-the-top WOW” with this beautiful paper.  Simply click here to order and have yours delivered directly to your door in about a week so you can start playing.

Now let’s take a peek at my friend Anita’s card she swapped at our last team stamping party.

Card making with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper

Isn’t it gor-JUSS?  (She “totally ‘CASEd’ this card from Gail Ellis” who designed this project in several colours.)  Again, just a little snip (even LESS than on my design) instantly amps up the card.

CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything and it’s perfectly acceptable in the stamping world. And it’s the highest form of flattery when you love a design enough to recreate one for yourself.  Give it a try with this card!

beautiful cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper

 

 

Remember when laser-cut cards were all the rage?  I’m probably dating myself, but it was about 15-20 years ago. I still have a couple purchased laser-cut cards ferreted away for a rainy day.  

But now you don’t have to wait for a rainy day.  You can create your own designs with our latest designer series paper. Give it a try! I know you’re going to have such FUN cardmaking with Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper.  

DIY Linen Finish Cardstock with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

DIY Linen Finish Cardstock with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Today I want to show you how easy DIY linen finish cardstock with the Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder is to make yourself.  

But first, how would you answer these three questions?

  1. Is texture on your card projects a MUST-HAVE? 
  2. Do you love using linen finish cardstock in your paper crafting?
  3. Are your textured impressions embossing folders and your Big Shot your best friends?

If you answered “YES” to even ONE of those questions, then you’re going to want to see how this simple little embossing folder needs to be on your next order!

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

Do you remember, years ago, Stampin’ Up! sold linen textured paper?  I still have some in my stash of craft supplies (I suspect like many of you).  I love the look and feel of it but I’ve been hesitant to use it because you couldn’t get any more.  (Can anyone else relate to this?)

But now, I can use up all those delicious papers I’ve been quietly hoarding – ahem, ageing –  for the perfect card project.  Why?  Because now I can create DIY linen finish cardstock in every single colour of paper in the Stampin’ Up! line-up!  How cool is that?

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

 

You may have totally passed by this embossing folder on page 223 of the Annual Catalogue.  At first, I did too.  After all, you can’t really tell what it looks like in the photo…AND there are so many other “gotta have” items in this catalogue!

But I’m such an embossing folder fan, if there’s a new one out there, it somehow finds its way onto my order lickety-split.  

And sad to say…it did sit around for a little bit since I had SO much other great stuff to show you.  Then curiosity got the better of me and I ran my unassuming piece of Highland Heather cardstock through it.  And WOW!!!  It’s now my FAVE folder, just like that!

 

DIY Linen Finish Cardstock with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

 

Let me show you how easy it is to make.

And this is how you need to set up your Big Shot and cutting pad – note you only use ONE – for the Dynamic textured impressions embossing folders:

DIY linen finish cardstock

This is what my stitched oval looks like after one swipe through the Big Shot.

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

Then, give your oval a 90-degree turn in the Subtle embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot again.  This is what it will look like now!

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

Aren’t they BOTH fabulous?  Leave me a comment about which one is your favourite.  Swipe 1 or Swipe 2.

I could go a bit nutty running all my paper through this Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder!  Suffice to say, you’ll probably see a lot more of this linen finish cardstock in my future designs.

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

 

A couple other tips for this sweet and simple card?

  • I used the LARGEST plain oval to cut the window from my card.  
  • At the same time, I nested the  THIRD largest oval inside to cut the smaller oval I stamped on. (Some might call that laziness – I call it efficient😄!)
  • Close your card first then adhere your scalloped circle centred inside the oval for perfect placement.
  • My Whisper White dotted tulle ribbon is just tied around the narrowest part of the right-hand side of the card.

Now it’s up to you!  Get your Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder here and get busy with DIY linen finish cardstock.

What colour paper will YOU start with first?

Let's make DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours!

I’m a sucker for texture of any kind on a card.  That’s what I love so much about embossing folders.  It just invites you to come closer and feel it.  (I have been known to run my hand over cards I receive before I even read the message😋).  If you have a passion for texture too, you’ll love these layered leaves and woodgrain dragonflies too.

And now I can make DIY linen finish cardstock with the Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder in every single Stampin’ Up! colour,  it’s shot to the top of my favourite new tool list!

Elegant Handmade Wedding Anniversary Cards

Elegant Handmade Wedding Anniversary Cards

Today I’m so excited to be sharing elegant handmade wedding anniversary cards designed by my friend and team member Paula.  These gorgeous Best Wishes cards feature the Petal Passion Suite from the Occasions catalogue and if you’ve not paid attention because you’re not a scrapbooker, take a second look.  Really,  look at just how spectacular a Memories & More card can be!  

handmade wedding anniversary cards

In case you didn’t run to grab your Occasions catalogue, take a peek at the entire card pack featuring the always popular Basic Black, Powder Pink and White palette.  

handmade wedding anniversary cards

 

And are you ready for the BEST part?  You get all of this for ONLY $12.50! 

Maybe even better?  The pack will make more than 72 cards.  That’s a stellar deal!  It’s perfect for both quick and easy card making or more involved designs like Paula’s!  (And you’re not going to want to miss another fantastic idea made by my friend Rhonda below.)

But you better hurry since it’s on the Occasions retiring list and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!

Let’s get back to Paula’s card…

I’m not sure there’s anything more sophisticated than a gray and black monochromatic colour scheme on a card.  (I guess technically these aren’t really colours are they but non-colours?!😁) 

Whatever you choose to call them, they are simply beautiful together.  Especially when they’re used to celebrate such a wonderful event. 

And don’t limit yourself to only wedding anniversary, what about a wedding itself?  Or maybe a congratulations for reaching a challenging milestone?  Or even a birthday for a really special someone.  The possibilities are endless with these “colours” and this pretty design. 

Let’s take another look.

handmade wedding anniversary cards

Elegant Handmade Wedding Anniversary Cards

Although Paula lots of elements on her card, everything works together beautifully for a few key reasons:

  • She’s limited herself to one main colour scheme (monochromatic grey running from white through to black)
  • Her pretty Petal Pair embossing folder in embossed on vellum cardstock which instantly creates a white on light look which adds interest yet blends into the background
  • She’s chosen an off-centred layout for the focal point Memories & More card to draw the eye immediately to the words
  • The delicate silver foil branch and flower beautifully accentuate, without overpowering the rest of the card

 

handmade wedding anniversary cards

 

Memories & More Card Pack Ideas

Have you had fun playing with a Memories & More card pack yet?  If you have, you know there are so many ways to use it:

  • Traditional (and fast and easy) scrapbooking
  • Card making
  • Home decor (think wall hangings or desk top pics)
  • Gift items (framed photos)
  • Book making (now you get to check out Rhonda’s cool multi-fold out book)

handmade wedding anniversary cards

handmade wedding anniversary cards

Isn’t it over-the-top fabulous!  Rhonda loves bookmaking (as you can see) and she put her Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack to use right away designing this lovely book.

No matter what you choose to create, I think one of the best deals in any catalogue is a Memories & More Card Pack.  Get yours – and all the rest of the supplies to make Paula’s elegant card right here!

handmade wedding anniversary cards

You might also want to get your pretty on with this other idea for an elegant wedding card.

Memories & More Card Packs are not just for scrapbooking.  As Paula demonstrates, they’re awesome for card making too!  Grab your Petal Passion one and CASE (Copy And Share Everything) Paula’s elegant handmade wedding anniversary cards today! 

Simply Lovely Cards with Heart Shaped Cutouts

Simply Lovely Cards with Heart Shaped Cutouts

Simply lovely cards with heart shaped cutouts will make special Valentines this year. But are you saying, “Hey Jo, Valentine’s doesn’t do it for me”? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I didn’t actually design this with February 14th in mind.  I was thinking more about a congratulations, friend, anniversary or wedding card. But when I looked at it again earlier this month, I thought “Why not”?

Another (not- so secret) secret?  This card has – wait for it – NO STAMPING! With gorgeous ribbons, designer paper, embossing and word and flower die cuts, there’s really no place FOR stamping! It’s still ultra fab and easy to put together for a soft vintage feel. Take a peek.

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Isn’t the dry embossing scrumptious? This is the Softly Falling embossing folder – without a snowman or Christmas greeting in sight! Yes, you can use it for so much more it’s such an all-round versatile background. Here I’ve embossed it directly onto the card front for maximum impact. Seriously if this folder isn’t in your supplies, you want to snap it up now!

So let’s talk ribbon. It’s probably pretty safe to say I’m a bit of a ribbon fanatic. You should see my hoard – ummm, supply. The texture, shine, weights and colours are just too much to resist. So while you could have only ONE ribbon here, why not TRIPLE it up? Finely woven Fresh Fig, Natural Silver Trim and Very Vanilla Lace, all cut to different lengths and layered straight across the card add pretty details without bulk . They’re attached with mini glue dots and lie perfectly flat so the card will go through the mail lickety split.

Are you a bit of a ribbon fanatic too – or maybe just like it? Check out this totally different design featuring ribbon.

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The Lovely Words thinlits take centre stage with the subtle shimmery white heart cutout. This framelit was on my first order back in June. I was so excited to see some new die cut words this time WITHIN an oval, a circle or heart. And don’t think you need to always use them in the frame. They’re super easy to cut out for more versatility. Check out my watercolour friend card to see what I mean.

The heart cutout has a couple supporting cast members from the detailed Flourish Thinlts. The background flower is cut from the Powder Pink Fresh Florals DSP and the detailed flower from Fresh Fig cardstock. (TIP1: there isn’t a coordinating framelit so I glued it onto a Powder Pink cardstock scrap and fussy cut it myself.) Popped up with a dimensional and accented with a silver Metallic Enamel Shape, it’s just enough to finish off simply lovely cards with heart shaped cutouts.

TIP2: If you need that cool little brush to quickly get out all those pesky little pieces from a detailed die, Sale-a-bration is the time! Add it in to get to a $60 order and you get to choose from exclusive free stamps, papers and notecards. See more info here!

So what do you think, do you MISS the stamping?

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Now it’s your turn. Pull out your Big Shot and dies and get crafting with words, ribbons and detailed shapes like I did. No word dies? No problem. Just click on the images below to have one on your doorstep in a week!

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It’s always refreshing to get out of our comfortable box. Get creative without stamps and inks every once in awhile. In this case create simple lovely cards with heart shaped cutouts to celebrate February 14th – or any other special occasion.

Make a Pretty Reverse Fold Love You Card – VIDEO

Make a Pretty Reverse Fold Love You Card – VIDEO

With Valentine’s and wedding season just around the corner, why not make something a little different – a reverse fold love you card? Check out my video and let’s make your cardmaking fun and fast with a card like this!  Simple, elegant and quick, you can make up a batch of these in no time and send them to family and friends. And don’t forget about your sweetie! He (or she) will think it’s super special.

reverse fold love you card

Anyone who is a paper crafter knows exactly how we can go down that “more is better” rabbit hole right. And when we do that, our greetings can sometimes take a few hours to make, not mere minutes. We add a little more colour, a few more framelits, some ribbon and pretty soon our afternoon has vanished – and we still have to do the envelope. Yup, we had fun, but if we’ve got a stash to make, we can’t always take such a long time.

That’s what’s so great about this card. It’s got a fun little surprise, uses almost NO supplies (LOL!) and goes together in under 10 minutes.  It’s very similar to this Valentine’s Day card, yet completely different!

So where’s the surprise? This card has a cut-away for the heart and the rest of the card front is folded back and glued in place. Your greeting will fit perfectly in behind the heart.

reverse fold love you card

What are the supplies…a little card stock, a couple nested framelits, some specialty designer series paper (this Bundle of Love is beeyouteeful!) and pearls and you’re all set! Here are the measurements:

Ingredients

Blushing Bride cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
Very Vanilla cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap
Bundle of Love DSP – 2 1/8” x 5 1/4”

Take a look at my video to make this pretty reverse fold love you card yourself.

Everything you need to recreate this card is here. Simply click on any image to take you to my 24-7 online store to have it shipped right to your door.

reverse fold love you card

Did you see how quickly this card goes together on my video?  You can achieve the same results just as quickly.

Cardmaking should be fun, not painful. Don’t get me wrong…there is certainly a time for intricate and involved, 4 hour, 6 layer cards. Just not when we’ve got a deadline to meet – and lots of people to greet. That’s why I love cards like this reverse fold love you card – it’s pretty, it’s fast, and your recipients will love it too.

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