Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

Ribbon of Hope

Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

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Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.


SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen


Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

Explosion Heart Card

Hola, my friends!  I have for you today an Explosion Heart Card!  Have you ever made one?  This is my first time, and I made it for a Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

If you are a Stampin’ Up! (SU) consumer, do you remember this gorgeous Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper (retired)?  It came out in 2009 and is a heavy double-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The colors of the DSP are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft.  I used the paper to create my Explosion Heart Card!  This photo is the card closed with a ribbon.

Explosion Heart Card

This is the card’s inside after it “explodes”.  LOL

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And, this is a photo of the lovely SU Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper.

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UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Week Ending July 17, 2016!


Here are the steps for creating an Explosion Heart Card:

  • Cut an 8-1/2″ square piece of the DSP (or card stock).
  • Score and fold the paper in half.
  • Unfold, score, and fold in half in the opposite direction.
  • Score and fold two corners together to form a triangle.

The first photo is the outside of the DSP after all of the folding, and the second photo is of the inside.

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  • Using your finger, push in the two corners of the triangle just created.

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  • Using a heart shaped die or framelit (I used the next to the largest Stampin’ Up!’s retired heart framelits), lay it onto the folded DSP to trace the heart onto the paper.
  • Place the die/framelit close to the bottom closed portion of the DSP, ensuring the open section is at the top.

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  • NOTE:  Don’t trace the very bottom of the die/framelit as the bottom must stay folded and uncut.
  • Ensure your tracing starts and ends as shown.

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  • Using scissors, cut out the heart ensuring you’re cutting through all the layers.

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  • Decorate the outside and inside of your card as desired.  I added a ribbon to ensure the card stays closed.  If you add a ribbon, add it to the top heart BEFORE you adhere any decoration (e.g,. cardstock, etc.) to that heart.  Refer to the second photo above to see where my ribbon was added.
  • Enjoy your card!

If the instructions are confusing, PLEASE feel free to leave me a question or comment in the comments section or by email (address is in the header of the page).


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”  Isaiah 29:13

Gate Fold Card Using An Intricate Die Tutorial

In August 2013, I posted two tutorials on how to make a Gate Fold Card using Stampin’ Up! framelits to form a card into the shape of one framelit.  One Tutorial was for using the Stampin’ Up!  Window Frames Framelits, and the Second Tutorial was for using the Stampin’ Up! Deco Frames Framelits. Today’s tutorial is for making a Gate Fold Card Using An Intricate Die.

Creating a gate fold card using an intricate die to form the shape of the card can be difficult and a little rough on your die-cutting machine.  However, if you are willing to take the risk, you can create a beautiful gate fold card.  The gate fold card that is the subject of this tutorial was created with the largest die from the Spellbinders Card Creator 5/7 Reflective Moment Dies.

These photos are of the card I created for this tutorial.

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Gate Fold Card Using An Intricate Die Tutorial

Gate Fold Card Using An Intricate Die Tutorial

Gate Fold Card Using An Intricate Die Tutorial

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UPDATE:  This card was selected as a favorite on Splitcoaststampers for the week ending January 24, 2016.

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TUTORIAL FOR MAKING A GATE FOLD CARD USING AN INTRICATE DIE

Step 1.  Select a die that you want to use to form the shape of your card (I recommend selecting one that is no wider than 5″ and longer than 7″, or you’ll need 12″ card stock).

Step 2.  Score an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock on the 11″ side at the 3-1/2″, 4-1/2″, 6-1/2″, and 7-1/2″ measurements.

Step 3.  Fold the 3-1/2″ score line into a mountain fold, 4-1/2″ into a valley fold, 6-1/2″ into a valley fold, and 7-1/2″ into a mountain fold.

Step 4.  Crease well the score lines with a bone folder.  The two photos below show the front and back of the folded card stock.

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Step 5.  Lay your selected die onto the front of the folded card stock and use temporary tape to hold the folds and die in place.

(NOTE:  I selected the largest die from Spellbinders Card Creator 5″ x 7″ Reflective Moment Dies (S6-011). 

Gate Fold Card Using Dies & Framelits-3_1Step 6.  Using your die-cutting machine’s recommendation for the correct die-cutting sandwich, run the card stock and die through the machine.

(NOTE:   Because you are using an intricate die, you will need to run the sandwich through your machine at least four to five times.)

Step 7. Remove the die from the front of the cut card stock and re-position it onto the back of the cut out. Carefully line up the die with the cutout. Run though your die-cutting machine approximately three to four times.  There will be some pieces remaining in the cutout that can be removed by hand.

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The photo below shows the front of the cutout.

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Step 8.  Decorate your card as desired.   I used Stampin’ Up! Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper to decorate mine.

Enjoy your beautifully created gate fold card!

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SUPPLIES USED

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up Rose Wonder Stamp Set (item # 140697) and God’s Blessings (retired)

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Botonical Gardens Designer Series Paper; and Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Hello Honey Card Stock

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze Classic Ink

AccessoriesSpellbinders Card Creator 5/7 Reflective Moment Dies, Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin’ Up! Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Swarovski Crystal Gem (center of flower),

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Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

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Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit Tutorial

In August 2013, I posted two tutorials on how to make a Gate Fold Card using a framelit to form the shape of a card.  One Tutorial was for using the Stampin’ Up!  Window Frames Framelits, and the Second Tutorial was for using the Stampin’ Up! Deco Frames Framelits.   

Recently, I was asked by a viewer, Eileen, to provide another tutorial for making a Gate-Fold Card Using a Framelit from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Frames Framelits.  This post provides the requested tutorial. (Sorry, Eileen that it has taken some time!)

But first, let me show you photos of the Happy Birthday card I created using the featured framelits:

Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit

Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit

Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit

You can see in the above picture that I used another design from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bouquet DSP to cover both side panels on the inside of the card.  Now, on to the tutorial.

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UPDATE:  This card was selected as a favorite on Splitcoaststampers for the week ending January 24, 2016.

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TUTORIAL FOR MAKING A GATE FOLD CARD USING A FRAMELIT

Step 1.  Select a framelit that you want to use to form the shape of your card.

(NOTE:  I recommend selecting one that is no wider than 5″ and longer than 7″, otherwise, you’ll need 12″ card stock).

Step 2.  Score an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock on the 11″ side at the 3-1/2″, 4-1/2″, 6-1/2″, and 7-1/2″ measurements.

Step 3.  Fold the 3-1/2″ score line into a mountain fold, 4-1/2″ into a valley fold, 6-1/2″ into a valley fold, and 7-1/2″ into a mountain fold.

Step 4.  Crease the score lines well using a bone folder.  

Step 5.  Lay your selected framelit onto the front of the folded card stock, centering the framelit.  Use temporary tape to hold the folds and framelit in place. (I used the largest framelit from the Floral Frames Framelits.)

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Step 6.  Using your die-cutting machine’s recommendation for the correct die-cutting sandwich, run the card stock and framelit through the machine.

(NOTE:  If using a Stampin’ Up! framelit, run the sandwich through your machine at least two times to get all layers cut.)

Your cutout will look like the one in this photo if you use the featured framelits.

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Step 7.  Using the remaining framelits of your selected set to cut designer series paper to decorate your card.

STOP AT THIS STEP OF THE TUTORIAL UNLESS:

Step 8.  IF you are using the Stampin’ Up! Floral Frames Framelits, follow the remaining steps.

  • a.  If you decide to use designer series paper as I did, use the next to the largest framelit from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Frames Framelits to cut out a framelit design.
  • b.  Cut the design piece in half from the top to the bottom.
  • c.  Attach the pieces onto the left and right sides of the card.Gate Fold Card Using a Framelit Tutorial
  • d.  Cut a piece of card stock that matches the base card color.  Lay the third largest framelit onto the card stock and trace around the outer edge of the framelit.  Fussy cut the design (i.e., use scissors).

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  • e.  Using an embossing folder, emboss this piece of card stock to achieve texture.

Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit Tutorial

  • f.  Select a design for the top layer of your card with the same framelit, but cutting it with your die-cutting machine (no need to fussy cut).  I used Whisper White Card Stock on which I cut the framelit and stamped a floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.  I used copic markers to color the image.  I used foam dots to attach it to the embossed piece of card stock.  Lastly, I added a Happy Birthday sentiment.

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  • g.  Place foam dots onto the left side of the embossed card stock (right side when turned over),
  • h.  Adhere this piece to the left side of the card, allowing it to overlap, but not adhere, to the right side of the card.
  • i.  For the inside of the card, cut a 1-15/16″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock.
  • j.  Center the largest framelit onto the card stock and run it through your die-cutting machine.

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  • k.  If desired, stamp a sentiment onto the card stock.  Adhere it to the inside center of the card.
  • l.  Use the same framelit (i.e., largest one) to cut another piece of DSP.
  • J. Measure the left and right inside panels of the card base (i.e. those on each side of the center piece).  Use the measurements to cut the sides of the DSP from top to bottom and adhere them to the panels.

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Enjoy your beautiful gate fold card in the shape of your selected framelit!

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SUPPLIES USED

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and Retired Stampin’ Up! Create a Cupcake Stamp Set (inside sentiment)

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White Card Stock

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadow Classic Ink, Copic Markers

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Floral Frames Framelits, North Coast Creations Happy Birthday Die, Retired Stampin’ Up! Finial Press Embossing Folder

Gate Fold Card Using a Framelit Tutorial

Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit Tutorial

Gate-Fold Card Using A Framelit Tutorial

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section of this post.


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Gate Fold Card Using A Framelit

GATE FOLD CARD USING A FRAMELIT

Happy Birthday Frozen Style

I have had three birthdays to celebrate in the last several days, one of which was for my one-year old granddaughter.  She LOVES the Disney movie, Frozen; therefore, I made her card around the Frozen theme and call it “Happy Birthday Frozen Style“.  As you can see, the card is a Tri-Shutter card.


UPDATE:  This card was chosen for one of the Splitcoaststampers FAVORITES for the week ending December 20, 2015.  Splitcoaststampers’ comment:  

“Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you’re in the FAVORITES for the week ending December 20, 2015.”


Happy Birthday Frozen Style

 

Happy Birthday Frozen Style

The above photo shows the happy birthday sentiment and “frozen” flower.  You will note the blue stone in the center of the flower as well as on the sides of the card. My granddaughter’s birthstone is Blue Zircon as she was born in December.  I had to include them on the card.  Several elements on the card are embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s Iridescent Ice embossing powder to accentuate the “frozen” theme.

Happy Birthday Frozen Style

The above photo shows the ice icicles that I included on both sides of the card.  You can also see them in the below photo.

Happy Birthday Frozen Style

The crafting paper that I used (see below) in making the card is from the Disney Frozen Mega Paper Pad that can be purchased at Walmart as well as other places.  I was surprised to see the color yellow in the paper pad, but it was perfect as my granddaughter loves the color yellow.

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This is a photo of the Disney Frozen Mega Paper Pad:


Happy Birthday Frozen Style

SUPPLIES USED:

Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight and Rose Red Card Stock
Disney Frozen Mega Paper Pad
Spellbinders 5×7 Reflective Moment Die (S6-011)
Spellbinders 5×7 Mystical Embrace Die (S6-012)
Spellbinders Oval Floral Die (S6-028)
Disney Frozen Washi Tape
Stampin’ Up! Frosted Finishes Embellishment (unavailable)
Stampin’ Up! Pansy Punch
Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs
By
Beverly Polen

Happy Birthday Frozen Style

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How to Make a Center Step Card – Happy Birthday

The purpose of this post is to provide a tutorial on how to make a center step card. The card shown in the post is a Happy Birthday card that I made for my little angel granddaughter.  I refer to her as my angel, thus I thought the Spellbinders Holiday Angel of Peace Dies would work perfectly for my center step card.

How to make a Center Step CardThe following pictures are closeups of card sections.  You will note that the angel’s wings are covered with a tinsel glitter, which is Martha Stewart’s Crystal Tinsel Glitter (discontinued).

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These pictures are closeups of the Happy Birthday sentiment on the left and right sides of the card and the Spellbinders Angel of Peace Dies.

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TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE A CENTER STEP CARD

STEP 1: Using a paper trimmer/cutter, cut an 11″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock.

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STEP 2:  Leave the 11″ x 5-1/2″ cut piece of card stock on the trimmer, moving the right side to the 1″ mark on the right side of the cutting mat (i.e., the rubber channel that the blade slides through when cutting).

NOTE:  The terms used for a trimmer depends on the type of trimmer used (e.g., Guillotine cutter, Bypass trimmer, etc.).  Thus, in this tutorial,  I have used terms that are applicable to my paper trimmer. Follow the directions for use of your type of trimmer.

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STEP 3:  Using the ruler on the cutting arm, move the cutting blade down to the 1″ mark. Lay the cutting arm down on the paper.

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STEP 4:  Cut from the 1″ mark on the cutting arm ruler down to the 6-1/2″ mark.  This provides a 5-1/2″ slit on the card stock.

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STEP 5:  Turn the card stock over with the 5-1/2″ slit on the left side.  Place the card stock at the 1″ mark that is to the right of the cutting mat.

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STEP 6:  Before cutting, move the cutting blade on the cutting arm down to the 1″ mark (same as STEP 3).

STEP 7:  Cut from the 1″ mark down to the 6-1/2″ mark.  This provides a second 5-1/2″ slit on the card stock.

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STEP 8:  Put the trimmer away and get out your paper scoring tool to score the piece of card stock.

STEP 9:  Place the card stock onto the scoring tool with the 5-1/2″ side and slits to the far left on the tool.

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STEP 10:  Score at the 1″, 2″, and 6-1/2″ marks, but ONLY from the top of the card stock down to the slit at the top, and from the slit at the bottom to the edge of the card stock. Your score lines will be 1″ long at the top and bottom, avoiding the area where the two slits are located (see picture below STEP 11).

STEP 11.  Score at the 5-1/2″ mark beginning at the first slit down to the second slit.

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STEP 13:  Remove your card stock from the scoring tool and fold it according to the following:

  • Fold at the first score marks (i.e., the 1″ score line on both sides) into a mountain fold (i.e. the folded crease is facing up).

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  • Fold at the second score line (i.e., the 2″ score line on both sides) into a valley fold (i.e., the folded crease is facing down).

How to Make a Center Step Card

  • Fold  the 5-1/2″ score line into a mountain fold.

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  • Fold the 6″ score line into a mountain fold.

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How to Make a Center Step Card

STEP 14:  Now you can create a center step card base and decorate it according to your desires.

Hopefully my tutorial is easy to follow.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment area (i.e., either at the end of this post or at the conversation bubble to the right of this post title).


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

How to make a Center Step Card

HOW TO MAKE A CENTER STEP CARD