This paper crafts idea is a card friend from our running group, and it uses Stampin’ Up!’s Four You stamp set and the inspiration came from Project Life cards.
Now, if you just spit out your drink as you read “running group” together with the word “our” – I don’t blame you. For the past 30+ years, I have believed in the philosophy of only running when being chased – and by someone bigger or faster than me.
My sweet friend, Karen, started running in a group for about 6 years now. She refers to it as “fun”. And I refer to her as “crazy”.
Then another friend of mine, Cassie, joined the group and describes it as “doable”. This is much more my speed with it.
So when they sat me down, intervention style, and let me know of a running group that was starting right down the street from me and that it ONLY goes up to 5 miles, I said I would consider it. (Intervention style might not be at all how it went down, but in my mind, that’s what it felt like.) And then Emily overheard it, and decided she really wanted to do it, so I caved.
Fast forward three months and our celebration run is this Saturday. We graduated from our 5 miles a few weekends ago. This weekend is a 10K, so a little over 6 miles. And I am excited to be able to say that I have done a 10K, but also thinking that there must be something crazy going on with my coffee to think that I will be running a 10K.
ALL OF THAT STORY is to get you caught up. The race this weekend is the Frozen Hot Chocolate race. And we are all dressing up (which is an entire other topic) like Olaf from the movie Frozen. All except for Emily, who will be Princess Elsa. (and Matt, who is supposed to be Sven – hahahhahaaha!!!)
So who is this friend and why is she getting this card?
Her name is Jill and she made Emily’s Elsa costume for the race. It’s not like we could just go to Party City and pick out a costume, cuz this is still Texas, and it will be hot, and it needs to be appropriate for running.
We got the costume yesterday and it is awesome!!! I will share pics of it on my Facebook page this weekend.
She deserves a card for sure – I cannot believe that she made a moisture wicking race appropriate Princess Elsa costume! Complete with a cape no less!
(This is what happens when I have two cups of coffee before I do my Monday morning blog posts, I tend to ramble!)
So for this card, the inspiration comes from a Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kit. What I love about the Project Life cards is that no two are exactly alike. What I don’t love about the Project Life cards is that no two are exactly alike. I love the variety, but I had already used this particular PL card.
Could I make my own paper like the card? Sure! And that’s exactly what I did.
Starting with a little circle stamp, I stamped a lot of circles more to the left side of a piece of Whisper White card stock, and had less as it moved to the right side. The colors used are: Hello Honey, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, & Tangelo Twist. The actual stamp I used was from a Paper Pumpkin kit, but you can use any little circle you have – OR – make your own using pencil erasers. One for each color, and you can probably get a great deal on pencils right now.
(The list of supplies below won’t have the circle stamp listed.)
A layer of Hello Honey had two of the four corners rounded to make a base for my sentiment.
Then it was just ovals – Whisper White, Old Olive and Whisper White using the Oval Framelits.
The sentiment is one of my favorite stamps ever. I LOVE the font, I love the size, it’s girly, it’s pretty, it’s fun. And it comes from the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It was stamped in Melon Mambo.
Using the 10 Second Bow Maker and the Tangelo Twist ribbon, I was able to create this adorable double loop bow for the bottom right hand corner. When you order the 10 Second Bow Maker, you get access to five different training videos teaching you how to do all kinds of bows, including this double loop bow. If you don’t have one, click here to learn more about it and order yours.
Then it came down to putting it all together, I knew I wanted to bring in that Bermuda Bay color. It started with just being a Bermuda Bay card base, but I decided to add another layer. So after getting it all made, then I decided to bring in some texture. I took it all apart and added a little chevron pattern with an embossing folder to the Bermuda Bay layer.
My card is now complete! And I love how it turned out, but then the inside was nekked – ick!
I decided to repeat the stamped polka dots all over the bottom of the inside of the card. Same ink colors, same stamp, yet big wow!
Now all that’s left is writing a note to Jill thanking her for making my daughter into a princess for a 10K race that could actually kill me. (I keep saying that it will kill me, Karen keeps saying it won’t – one of us will be right!)
Below are the supplies used to create this paper crafts idea.
To order any of these supplies, simply click on the item and add it to your shopping bag!
Thank you so much for joining me for this paper crafts idea using the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and Project Life! Be sure to join me throughout the week for more paper crafts ideas!
Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip – we are using Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Everything for this flipped card.
With this new series, we are taking paper crafting ideas that are already out there, from a catalog, a magazine, a previously made project and FLIPPING it into another creation.
Today’s card inspiration comes from page 116 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog:
So this card could be for any occasion, right? Does it make you think of Fall though? It does for me, let me show you how…
We are going to take two stamp sets,
and the Merry Everything Bundle, both from Stampin’ Up!
With these stamps, we are going to use more fall colors. The color palette started with the new in colors, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, & Tangelo Twist. When I was first creating this card, the Mossy Meadow ink was a bit dark for this project, so it got replaced with Old Olive. Remember that you can always change your color palette!
There is a video walking you through how to create this week’s Friday Flip, I was just wanted to give you the inside scoop on how this card got started.
The entire supply list is at the bottom, simply click on any of the products you would like and you can order them right away.
Here is the flip image:
Our finished project:
And The Friday Flip video tutorial:
Thank you so much for joining us for The Friday Flip! If you like it, please leave me a comment about it, and feel free to use the social media sharing buttons below this post. I personally love the new Merry Everything stamp set and punch bundle from Stampin’ Up! – and I hope you do too!
With the new catalog going live today, I am going to share not only my favorite things, but also my predictions on what will sell out quickly and sit on backorder. (I am usually pretty accurate with these predictions, but of course, these are predictions not guarantees!) To order any of these items, click on the images or the links.
You can buy the stamp set separately from the framelits, but when you bundle them, you save 15%! I love the “Noel” and “Joy” thinlits that are with this framelit set! This set is just too fun!
If you like punches like I do, then this is a sure thing! How easy is this to create a entire forest. Perfect for your Christmas cards!
If Halloween is your thing, I would not wait to get this wreath. Since people won’t really order it after October 31st, everyone will be grabbing this up right away. If you want to add the stamp set to it, it is a photopolymer and is 136816 for $14.95.
If you like the Label Card Thinlits or the Circle Card Thinlits, then you are like everyone else. And fans of those are going to flock to this thinlit set. This fun set of 9 includes the words “joy”, “snow”, and “brrr”.
Why did I pick this one? It’s a bundle with a PUNCH. And those are my favorites and those are hot items! This one is fun with the variety of uses for it. Click here for the Wood Mount Bundle. Click here for the Clear Mount Bundle.
Save on some great Stampin’ Up! products this week! If you like ribbon, or tools, this is the week for you!
Paper Crafts Idea Using Wondrous Wreath From Stampin’ Up!
Christmas is in 121 days…. so if you are looking for a paper crafts project for Christmas, why not make your own Christmas Cards? This idea is from a new stamp set and framelit set that are going to be available starting on August 28th. It is the Wondrous Wreath stamp set, and it is fabulous.
When you first get the stamp set, you will see extra tabs sticking off some of the stamps. I thought at first I might have gotten a bad stamp or two. Then I noticed that the framelits have an extra doohickey sticking off of them too. AFTER finishing my cup of coffee, it hit me that these extras tabby thingies just might serve a purpose. And they do! (The complete supply list is at the bottom of this post. The stamp set and framelit will be added to the listing on Wednesday when they are available for purchase.) UPDATED with items!
Today is the first day that I have played with them – and they are a lot of fun. The doohickey thingies do indeed serve a purpose in helping you line everything up.
There are some things that I think will sell out rapidly and sit on back order for a few weeks from this catalog. I am usually pretty dead on with these predictions. And I think that this bundle is one of them.
You don’t have to get the framelits if you don’t have a Big Shot – but if you don’t have a Big Shot, remember that they are on special right now. You can learn more about that by clicking here.
This card uses a mix of colors I don’t think I have ever used before. I went with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. I think it’s a fun color combination and one that I will need to remember for in the future!
Texture plays a big part of this card. Recently on my Facebook page, I shared a picture of a light blue card that has a ton of texture on it. And everyone loved it. That gave me the springboard for the texture on this card. You have the texture of the leaves in the wreath, and then the polka dots, and then the honeycomb behind that.
The finishing touch for this card is the double loop bow. It is easy to make if you have the 10 Second Bow Maker. When you order the bow maker, you get access to several training videos that walk you through exactly how to make this bow and more! It will be a real gem to have if you plan on making your own cards for Christmas this year.
Over the next few weeks, I will probably design about 15 different Christmas cards to give me a nice variety of cards for this year. And this is number 1!
Here are the supplies I used to create this card. To order any of the following items, simply click on them and add them to your cart!
Thank you so much for joining me today for this paper crafts idea using the new Wondrous Wreath stamp set and framelits from Stampin’ Up!
Last week I launched a new paper crafting/card making video tutorial series called the Friday Flip. This new series has received rave reviews on both YouTube and Facebook. I am beyond excited that you all like the idea as much as I do!
The Friday Flip is all about taking a project you might have seen (from a catalog, a magazine, another card that has already been made) and flipping it! Just like you flip a house, you can take it – and make it completely new card.
This week’s Friday Flip is a birthday card flipped into a love card. Taking a bright pink, blue and yellow card and going with a groovy pink and black card.
All the supplies are listed below this project if you find yourself wanted to recreate it and need some of the items.
Here is the original. The idea came from page 58 of the Stampin’ Up! current big catalog:
The cupcakes became hearts and the words moved under the images. Subtle changes for a big effect!
Here is this week’s Friday Flip video tutorial:
Here are the supplies for the Friday Flip project, simply click on the link to order any of the products you may need:
Thank you so much for joining me this week for this project. Please leave me a comment below and let me know if I should keep up this series. I love finding new paper crafting ideas, and I love sharing card making ideas with you through fun video tutorials!
For one week only, save up to 25-40% on some great items! Simply click on the links below to order and save on these items!
Today’s post is all about making a thank you card, another paper craft idea for you all!
This card goes out to my Aunt and Uncle. They are an honorary Aunt and Uncle, my mom’s cousins actually. (Both my parents were only children – which makes for an entire family that can fit around one table at this point.)
This extended family only lives about 5 hours away, but I have only seen them probably about 10 times – and most of that is at weddings and funerals. This was no different – as I saw them at a wedding this past weekend.
Somehow my sister and I wound up at a four person table with this Aunt and Uncle. I knew we would have a pleasant time visiting, but that was not at all what we had. We had a blast!!! They are awesome! We laughed and laughed as we devoured a Chicago style deep dish pizza. My sister and I were planning on splitting one, and then they were ordering the same exact thing as us, so we just got a big one.
As our bellies grew miserably full, the laughter didn’t end. I am one of those people who always want to know how people met. So I asked. I had no idea that they started dating right out of high school. All the way through him joining the Army, rather than him getting inevitably drafted. Their first apartment, the little town they lived in, and more.
It was great! I have no idea why I never would have classified these two as funny before. Nice, great, and cheerful people, but if someone ever asked me to describe them, I don’t think I ever would have said funny.
It was such a highlight of the trip – from unexpected dinner companions to laughing hysterically – and relentlessly teasing Aunt Lucy for not making an apple pie (or 12) to bring with her. (She is known for her apple pies!)
So this morning, I knew that I had to make them a card and just let them know how much it meant to me to spend an evening really talking to them.
Now that you know the story, let’s move on to the card.
I have a feeling that Uncle David will look at it and say, “That’s nice.” So I decided to really make the card more with Aunt Lucy in mind. That is why it is a bit more girly.
The patterned paper gave me the jumping off point for the card. It is the All Abloom paper from Stampin’ Up! That gave me my color palette of Strawberry Slush and Mossy Meadow. The yellow should be Daffodil Delight, but I went with Hello Honey for the ribbon and it coordinates perfectly for this card.
(You can see the entire supply list at the bottom of this post.)
Then it came to the background. I initially started with Daffodil Delight, moved to Mossy Meadow, and opted for just Whisper White. That got dry embossed with the new and upcoming Filigree Frame embossing folder that will be available on August 28th.
For my top layers, it came down to shapes. I tried a circle, I tried a square – and opted for a combination of the two with the Window Frames Framelits.
It’s kinda like a mullet – business and party all in one!
The message was simple. It was stamped from the Lots of Thanks stamp set from Stampin’ Up! in Strawberry Slush ink. Add a backing of Strawberry Slush and drop those layers onto another Whisper White square.
Then wrap your big layer with the yummy Hello Honey ribbon. Tie a bow with the same ribbon and attach it to the strip of ribbon. If you struggle at all with bow tying, be sure to check out the 10 Second Bow Maker. It helps you tie perfect bows all the time!
For the inside, I went with just another piece of Whisper White that is dry embossed with the same Filigree Frame.
Here is the finished card:
Here is the supply list for the entire card minus the embossing folder that isn’t quite available yet. To order any of these supplies, simply click on the item name below and you can recreate this card for a friend or family member that you really want to tell them that you so enjoyed their company here recently!
Thank you so much for joining me through my story with my family all the way through this card. I love creating cards for specific people and for specific people, I find it so enjoyable! I hope that you liked today’s paper crafting idea and learning how to make this card!
Today marks a new day of different paper crafts ideas, and simple How to Make a Card Ideas – it is called The Friday Flip!
Each Friday, I will take an idea from somewhere, a catalog, a magazine, another card I have made, anywhere and FLIP IT!
Just like people flip houses, they take the same structure of the house, change a little here, change a little there and flip it to make it their own.
With this week’s Friday Flip, we will be remaking a card from the Stampin’ Up! catalog. It starts as a little boy card and it will FLIP into a feminine birthday card. Here is the original card:
The supplies are listed at the bottom so that you can recreate with me.
To begin the card, it was flipped from a pale yellow card base with texture to a plain white card base without texture. The texture is added on a different layer.
Then we replace the robot of the boy card with floral paper called All Abloom. And stamp and go from there.
Rather than explaining it all, I have made you a video showing you exactly what to do to recreate this paper crafting idea.
Here is video:
To order any of these supplies for your craft stash, simply click on the links below to get them ordered.
Thank you so much for joining me for this new paper crafting video series, The Friday Flip. If you like it, leave me a comment below! There are paper crafting ideas everywhere, this is all about teaching you how to use them!
Are you looking for Paper Craft Ideas and you would like to make a simple hand made greeting card? If so, you have come to the right place! Today’s project is all about a simple paper craft idea.
It starts with choosing your patterned paper. Being a huge polka dot fan – I chose the patterned paper from the Flower Pot paper pack from Stampin’ Up. You have several bright patterns from this paper pack:
Then chose what other colors you want to go with it. I opted to chose two neutrals – white and black, and no other colors.
The Basic Black card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. And the polka dot patterned paper is cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Since the patterned paper is 12″ x 12″, so you can get 6 card fronts from just one piece of patterned paper.
This will give you the basic layout for your card, and so now it is time to personalize it and accessorize it!
Choose your sentiment. What do you want this card to say? For me, I just needed a quick card for a friend, so I chose the And Many More stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and stamped that onto Whisper White card stock in Memento Black ink. This is everything you get in the And Many More stamp set:
If you are worried about keeping up with all the supplies right now, don’t worry – there is a supply list at the bottom along with where you can order these items.
Choose any punch to punch out your words – and if you don’t have one, grab a pair of scissors and have some fun. I went with the Artisan Label Punch.
Now it’s time to decide on the accessorizing. You might not think of patterned paper as an accessory, but the way that it is used on this card, it sure is. A strip of black and white polka dot patterned paper that was used could also be a strip of ribbon.
Then the bow came next. The ribbon is the Hello Honey ribbon and the double loop bow is tied using the 10 Second Bow Maker. When you order the 10 Second Bow Maker, you get access to several videos teaching you how to do cool tricks like tying double loop bows!
When I went to put the bow on the card, it didn’t pop as much as I wanted it too – so out of my scrap pieces of Whisper White I punched a 3/4″ circle.
And just like that, the front of your card is done.
Now for the inside…
I wanted to use something to tie in the front of the card to the inside of the card. But I also wanted a big piece of the Whisper White card stock so that there would be plenty of writing room. And if I had used the yellow polka dot patterned paper, it would have gotten lost as this particular polka dot pattern has a lot of white space to it. So I opted for more of the black and white, since it has the black background.
To tie in the yellow, I attached a strip of the Hello Honey that is 1/4″ taller than the 3/4″ tall strip behind that strip. All that gets attached to a Whisper White piece that is 4″ x 5-1/4″. And just like that you are done!
As promised, here is the list of supplies that were used to create this card. To order any of these supplies, simply click on the items and add them to your shopping bag and have them delivered to your doorstep!
Thank you so much for joining me for this paper crafting idea about making a simple hand made greeting card! With a few supplies and simple instructions, it is a card that any level paper crafter can create!