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SIMPLY CITRUS CARD CARD - WHAT A DEAL!!

Have you seen the Simply Citrus card kit in the Annual Catalog?  Shown on page 7, this kit is so bright and cheery!  AND...it's an all-inclusive card kit, meaning - everything is included to make 15 gorgeous card!

SIMPLY CITRUS ALL-INCLUSIVE CARD KIT (ENGLISH)

 

SIMPLY CITRUS ALL-INCLUSIVE CARD KIT (ENGLISH)

This week, (July 27-August 3), Place a $40.00 order in my online store (before tax and shipping) using host code VYV6QEZC and I will send you 8 card kits (2 or each design) free as a thank you from me! Also, I will email you a free PDF tutorial.

The cards (below) are made with the Simply Citrus stamp set in mind, and these are the kits I will send you for free with a $40.00 order.  They will be sent out August 19th. 

Simply citrus card kits free

Here is what you will need (in addition to the Simply Citrus card kit) to make the free kit cards from me:

INK:  Granny Apple Green #147095 Daffodil Delight #147094 Flirty Flamingo #147052 Coastal Cabana #147097

STAMPIN' BLENDS: Granny Apple Green #154885 Daffodil Delight #154883 Flirty Flamingo #154884

ADHESIVE: Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

If your order is over $149.00 do not use the host code so you can receive hostess benefits.  If you have any questions, message me, I'm here to help.

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HOW TO MAKE A LARGE EXPLOSION CARD MADE WITH 6X6 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

I have really enjoyed making these large explosion cards, but wanted to make one using the Flowers for Every Season DSP, which is 6 x 6". Since the original card recipe calls for a piece of DSP that's 5 1/2 x 11, I decided to figure out how to use the 6 x 6 DSP. Acknowledgement goes to Dawn Griffith at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts for the original Large Explosion Card recipe!

Here is the card:

Explosion card large 6x6 outside 2

Here is the inside when it's opened:

Explosion card large 6x6

Here's what you need to make this:

PAPER: 

11 X 5 1/2" Magnificent Magenta, scored on each end (11" side) at 2 3/4"; scrap pieces of Magnificent Magenta for 3 daisy blooms; Misty Moonlight for mat layer on outside (2) 5 3/8 x 2 5/8"; Misty Moonlight for inside mat layer 3 5/8 x 3 5/8; Misty Moonlight for die cut front piece 5 x 4; Whisper W;hite card stock for inside sentiment 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"; Whisper White for belly band, 12 x 1"; Whisper White for sentiment on front 3 3/8 x 2 1/8"Flower for Every Season DSP for outside panels (2) 5 1/4 x 2 1/2"; Flowers for Every Season DSP for inside (2) 6 x 6 pieces of the same pattern.

STAMPS: 

Lovely You for outside; So Sentimental for inside.

INK:

Misty Moonlight

TOOLS:

Large Daisy punch; Paper Trimmer; Multipurpose liquid glue; Ornate Layers Dies; Dimensionals; Tear and Tape

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Playing With Patterns Resin Dots

DIRECTIONS:

Cut and score card base from Magnificent Magenta (Score at 2 3/4" on each end). 

Score one end of 6" DSP at 1/2".  Lay Tear and Tape along this and adhere other 6" piece to it, matching the same pattern on each side. Cut off extra 1/2" on one end of this long piece so seam where papers are attached is in the middle of this long piece. Score at each end (11" side) at 2 3/4".

Now fold top corner of left side to bottom of center seam; fold lower corner of left side to top of center seam; fold top corner of right side to bottom of center seam; fold lower corner of right side to top of center seam.  You should have an X pattern on each side.

Stamp sentiments.

Layer inside sentiment piece on Misty Moonlight mat and adhere to inside of explosion piece.  

Glue back of explosion piece and adhere to center of card.

Glue each side of explosion piece and close sides of card base on each so they adhere to the card base. The inside of the card is done.

Layer the side panels on the Misty Moonlight mat piece and adhere to front.

Glue front white piece to die cut Misty Moonlight layer.

Punch 3 daisies with large Daisy punch. Bend petals slightly up and layer the daisies on top of each other.  Add resin dots to center. Add to front sentiment piece.

Gently fold belly band strip around card and adhere to form the band.  Don't make it too tight.

Layer dimensionals along back of front sentiment and add to belly band.

Card is done!!

Click on any of the supply icons below to purchase from my online store. Use July host code 3ST739P6 for orders over $49.00 and receive the Playing With Pattern Resin dots as a free gift from me! In addition, for every $50.00 in product purchased right now during Bonus Days, you will receive a $5.00 coupon from Stampin' Up to spend in August - YIPPEE!!

 


AUGUST CLASS TO GO FEATURING WHALE OF A TIME SUITE!

Maybe you can't travel right now, but in August, you can enjoy some nautical beauty if you sign up for my August class to go!!  It's all about the sea, whales, seahorses, turtles, corals and all the beauty that is found in the ocean!  

WHALE OF A TIME 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

WHALE OF A TIME SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

Whale Done August Virtual Class

The card kits will include lots of the gorgeous designer series paper, embossing with the Seabed embossing folder, and of course, the whale punch. What's nice is everything is pre-cut and ready for you to put together!  I do all that for you!!

AUGUST 2020 CARD CLASS TO GO – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JULY 29, 2020

Mail out date is August 13, 2020.

Here are the options:

OPTION 1 – I WANT IT ALL!

This includes

-the Whale of a Time Suite Collection #154126, (Which is the Whale Done Stamp set, Whale Punch, Whale of a Time Sequins, Whale of a Time 6 x 6 designer series paper, Seabed 3D embossing folder, and 3/8” Sheer Pool Party Ribbon $65.50 value);

- 6 card kits (3 designs, 2 of each, $18.00 value)

- $5.00 coupon code for Stampin’ Up! August order.

- Full color PDF with instructions emailed to you.

-Access to exclusive online video tutorials

Class fee: - $90.00 + $8.00 priority shipping.  Payment is due July 29th.

 

Option 2 – Give Me the Bundle!

This includes

-Whale Done Bundle (Whale Done Stamp Set and Whale Punch, #154053, $31.50 value)

-6 card kits (3 designs, 2 of each, $18.00 value)

-Full color PDF with instructions emailed to you

-Access to exclusive online video tutorials

Class fee - $55.00 plus $8.00 priority shipping.  Class fee is due July 29th.

 

Option #3 – Tutorials Please!!

Full color PDF with instructions emailed to you

Access to exclusive online video tutorials for this class

Class fee - $18.00, due July 29th.

(These are free if you are on my team!)

For just $99.00 you can join my team here! https://vernastamps.stampinup.net/join_now

 

Pick your option and send me an email me at vernastamps@gmail.com.  I will send you a PayPal link for payment!

Bon Voyage!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXPLOSION CARD TUTORIAL

I love to try out new card designs and this is one I really love!  It will be so much fun to give to a friend to open and "explode!"

Credit goes to Dawn Griffith at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts for the inspiration for this card, for which she has a video tutorial.  

This one below is a small explosion card and it will fit into a medium size Stampin' Up! envelope:

Explision card small 2

 

Here is what it looks like when it is opened:

 

Explosion card small inside2

 

Now isn't that fun? And so much fun to give!!

Here's How the Beauty Begins:

PAPER:

4 x 8" piece of Bumble Bee card stock, scored at 2" and 6"; 4 x 8" piece of Ornate Garden DSP, 4 x 8" scored at 2" and 6"; 2 pieces of Ornate Garden DSP (for front sides), 1 7/8 x 3 7/8"; 1 piece of Whisper White card stock for inside sentiment, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"; 1 piece of Terracotta card stock for inside mat, 2 5/8 x 2 5/8"; 1 x 9" Whisper White card stock for belly band; scrap Whisper White  card stock for punched tag on front.

STAMPS: Many Mates

INK: Memento Black

TOOLS: Paper Trimmer; Glue dots, Multipurpose liquid glue; Dimensionals; Tear and Tape; Snips; Story Label Punch

EMBELLISHMENTS: Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack; Artistry Blooms Sequins

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

 

 

Click on any of the supplies below to purchase them from my online store.  Order $50.00 or more (before tax and shipping) and receive the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots as a FREE gift from me. Use the July Host Code 3ST739P6 to receive this.  If our order is over $149.00 don't use the host code so you can receive hostess benefits. 

AND...right now is BONUS DAYS! So for every $50.00 in product you purchase, receive a 5.00 coupon code from Stampin' Up! to use to purchase products in August!  How cool is that!!

 


Whale Done Get Well Card That Will Brighten Someone's Day!!

This is a get well card that's bright and fun to make.  This fun fold pattern is great for using up DSP, and I've shown it before.  But this time I wanted to try it with the Whale Done stamp set and Whale of a Time DSP.  Since you need a 11 3/4 x 5 1/4" piece of DSP for your base, and because the Whale of a Time DSP is only 6 x6, I've used paper from the Artistry Blooms set. The piece I used from Artistry Blooms has coral and blue hues, so it goes great with the Whale DSP.

Here's the card:

Whale done get well soon front2

Collage of all pages:

WHALE DONE GET WELL collage

 

Here's how the fun begins:

Card base - Artistry Blooms DSP, 11 3/4 x 5 1/4" scored at 1 3/4, 4 3/4 , 7 3/4". Layer on base piece of Calypso Coral card stock, 5 1/4 x 4". Whale of a Time DSP on first flap is 1 5/8 x 5 1/8.  Granny Apple Green card stock on second flap is 5 1/2 x 2 5/8".  Whale of a Time DSP for this piece is 5 x 2 1/2" Inside Whisper White sentiment piece is 5 x 2 1/2.

Stamps: Whale Done, Positive Thoughts, Gorgeous Posies

Ink: Pacific Point, Memento black for Whale, Calypso Coral for heart on label

Tools: Whale Punch, Story Time Punch, Paper trimmer, Multipurpose liquid glue, Take a Pic Tool, dimensionals

Embellishments: Holiday Rhinestones

Click on any of the supplies below to order from my online store.  Spend $50 or more and receive the July gift FREE from me as a thank you!  Use the July Host Code 3ST739P6 for this. If your order is over $149.00 don't use the host code so you can receive the host benefits.  I will still send you the free gift.  AND right now until August 3rd, receive a $5.00 coupon for free from Stampin' Up for every $50.00 you purchase - Yay!

 

 

 


Whale Done Fun Fold Card With Rainbow Glimmer Paper

I just got the Whale Done suite!  Oh my! So much fun!  The Whale of a Time DSP is just beautiful!  I have used a lot of it in this fun fold card.  I've also punched the whales on this card from the shimmery Rainbow Glimmer paper.  Between the sparkly whales and the beautiful DSP, this card is an eye catcher!  

Whale done funfold with Rainbow Glimmer Paper2

 

Whale done funfold front2

I used almost a whole sheet of the DSP on the inside, just to feature the awesome ocean scenary:

 

Whale done funfold standing open

Watch the video tutorial here:

 

 

Here's what you need:

PAPER:

Pacific Point card stock for card base, 6 1/4 x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"; Whisper White card stock for mat on small flap (2 of these), 1 7/8 x 5 3/8"; Whisper White card stock for sentiment on flap - 1 1/2 x 1 1/2"; Whale of a Time DSP, for flap (2 of these) - 1 3/4 x 5 1/4"; DSP layer behind front flap - 5 3/4 x 5" scored at 4 1/8"' DSP adhered to inside back - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8"; scrap whisper white for whale on inside (sentiment); Rainbow Glimmer paper for whales on front of card.

STAMPS: Whale Done stamp set

INK:

Pacific Point

TOOLS: paper trimmer, Whale punch (purchase as bundle with stamp set and save 10%), snail adhesive, or multipurpose liquid glue

EMBELLISHMENTS: Holiday Rhinestones

Click on any of the supplies below to purchase from my online store.  Use the July host code 3ST739P6 when you place an order of $50 or more and receive the beautiful Playing With Patterns Resin Dots FREE from me.  If your order is over $150.00 don't use the July host code so you will get the hostess rewards.  I will still send you the free gift.  AND...until August 3rd, receive a $5.00 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50.00 you spend!!

 

 

 


Tateful Touches Z-Fold Card With In Good Taste Elements

This week I've been featuring cards made with the Tasteful Touches bundle.  This is part of the In Good Taste Suite, and all of the products in this sweet are beautiful (of course!)  But back to today's card which features the In Good Taste Elements.  These are small wooden designs to add more beauty to your card!  And here's the card:

Tastefultoucheszfoldcardwithelements2

Isn't it pretty? Love the Night of Navy with the Crumb Cake and wooden Design Elements!

Tastefultoucheszfoldcardopen2

In my Face Live I show you how to make the Shabby Chic flower.  Here's an up close view of the card:

TastefulToucheszfoldcard2

And this is what you need to make this card:

Paper: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Night of Navy card stock, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4; Small z-fold - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2" Night of Navy card stock scored at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8"; small scrap piece of Night of Navy for medallion;  2 pieces of Whisper White card stock, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4" for large z-fold;  2 pieces of In Good Taste DSP, 1 3/4 x 5 1/8" for large z-fold; 2 pieces of In Good Taste DSP, 5 1/4 x 4" for large z-fold (1 for front and 1 for back).  DSP for small z-fold - 4 x 1 7/8"; 2 1/8 x 2"; 1 7/8 x 2".  Scrap pieces of Crumb Cake for die cuts on small z-fold and flower.

Stamps: Tasteful Touches stamp set; A Wish for Everything.

Ink: Night of Navy

Tools: Tasteful Labels Dies; Multipupose Liquid Glue; Paper trimmer; Snips

Embellishments: Linen Thread, In Good Taste Elements

See my Facebook Live video here: https://www.facebook.com/VernaMullenstampinnotes/videos/312325503240480/

Click on any of the products below to order from my online store!

Order $50 or more using the July Host Code 3ST739P6 and receive the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots FREE as a thank you from me.  If your order is over $149.00 don't use the host code so you can receive the hostess rewards.  I will still be able to send you the resin dots.

AND during July until August 3, receive a $5.00 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50.00 in product that you order.  You need an email address to receive this coupon.

Thanks for stopping by!!  

 

 

 

 

 


Tateful Touches Z-Fold Card With In Good Taste Elements

This week I've been featuring cards made with the Tasteful Touches bundle.  This is part of the In Good Taste Suite, and all of the products in this sweet are beautiful (of course!)  But back to today's card which features the In Good Taste Elements.  These are small wooden designs to add more beauty to your card!  And here's the card:

Tastefultoucheszfoldcardwithelements2

Isn't it pretty? Love the Night of Navy with the Crumb Cake and wooden Design Elements!

Tastefultoucheszfoldcardopen2

In my Face Live I show you how to make the Shabby Chic flower.  Here's an up close view of the card:

TastefulToucheszfoldcard2

And this is what you need to make this card:

Paper: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Night of Navy card stock, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4; Small z-fold - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2" Night of Navy card stock scored at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8"; small scrap piece of Night of Navy for medallion;  2 pieces of Whisper White card stock, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4" for large z-fold;  2 pieces of In Good Taste DSP, 1 3/4 x 5 1/8" for large z-fold; 2 pieces of In Good Taste DSP, 5 1/4 x 4" for large z-fold (1 for front and 1 for back).  DSP for small z-fold - 4 x 1 7/8"; 2 1/8 x 2"; 1 7/8 x 2".  Scrap pieces of Crumb Cake for die cuts on small z-fold and flower.

Stamps: Tasteful Touches stamp set; A Wish for Everything.

Ink: Night of Navy

Tools: Tasteful Labels Dies; Multipupose Liquid Glue; Paper trimmer; Snips

Embellishments: Linen Thread, In Good Taste Elements

See my Facebook Live video here: https://www.facebook.com/VernaMullenstampinnotes/videos/312325503240480/

Click on any of the products below to order from my online store!

Order $50 or more using the July Host Code 3ST739P6 and receive the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots FREE as a thank you from me.  If your order is over $149.00 don't use the host code so you can receive the hostess rewards.  I will still be able to send you the resin dots.

AND during July until August 3, receive a $5.00 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50.00 in product that you order.  You need an email address to receive this coupon.

Thanks for stopping by!!  

 

 

 

 

 


Using Tasteful Touches Stamp Set to Create a Background

I want to show how you can use the same background created with Tasteful Touches stamp set for another card!  The background on this card is the same exact background I used on the card I featured yesterday.  The Tasteful Textures stamp set has great images for background stamping!  

Here is the card I made for today.  It's a baby card featuring the bunnies and sentiments from Wildly Happy stamp set, but the background is exactly the same as the card I made yesterday. (See my previous post).

Wildlyhappybabycard2

Love how it turned out.  I used the Stitched so Sweetly dies for the sentiments. 

Click on any of the supply icons below to order from my online store.  Use the July host code for orders of $50.00 or more and receive the "Playing With Patterns Resin Dots" Free as a thank you from me.  If your order is $150.00 or more, place the order, but don't use the host code so you will get the hostess rewards.  I will still send you the free gift from me!  

AND right now is BONUS DAYS!  You will also receive a $5.00 coupon from Stampin' Up for every $50.00 you spend to use in August!  Money and a free gift!!

 


SIP (Stamps, Ink Paper) Card With Tasteful Touches Stamp Set

Another pretty card with Tasteful Touches stamp set, and this one is a SIP card!  SIP stands for stamps, ink, and paper.  A simple card made without using dies, embossing folders, etc.  I have to admit, it's hard for me to make a SIP card...I always want to jazz it up.  I did use a few rhinestones in the center of the flowers, but I'm giving myself a pass on that!

TastefulTouchessipcard2

And here is a close up:

Tastefultouchessipcardonly2

The flowers were stamped in Rococo Rose Ink on Blushing Bride card stock and then fussy cut with snips.  I used Rococo Rose ink to stamp the feathers and Basic Gray for the other design.  Sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink.

 

DON'T FORGET - Bonus Days are here!!  For every $50.00 in product you purchase from now until August 3rd, receive a $5.00 Bonus Coupon to spend August 4-31st! 

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