Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Gate Fold

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Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the gate fold. I had a lot of fun with this fold and the Botanical Builder Framelits.

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My card today is  the standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size. To create the gate fold I took an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of cardstock and scored 2-1/8" in from each side. I decide to shape my "gate" with the Botanical Builder "branch/vine" die. In order to do this I had to unfold my cardstock and run it through my big shot twice, to cut each side separately. *Updated explanation* To get my die cut to line up in the middle, I positioned the die onto my card front while the card was closed. I made sure the die went from the top and reached the side. Once I was happy with it's position, I secured it down with washi tape to ONE flap and then opened my card and put it through the big shot. Once the one flap was cut, I closed my card and placed my die in the same spot (match your die up with the cut out). Then I secured it down with washi tape on the OTHER flap, opened up my card and ran it through the big shot again!

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My colour combo is Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Basic Black, which I got from the Pretty Petals DSP stack.

I also created a little belly band for my card to keep the card shut. Adding the belling band was fun, but also created the challenge of making sure my card look good with and without it.

To finish off my card, I added the "Happy Birthday" greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you liked my gate fold card. Up next is the Talented France Martin! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Martha Inchley - You're Here!
France Martin
Shannon Moncrieff




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Love Blossom Suite: Not just for Valentines. Take Two!



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Valentine's!?!
Have I fallen off my rocker? 
I assure you, I haven't. 
Well... 
at least not completely.
Lol

I just wanted to show you again, how the Love Blossom Suite is NOT just for Valentines. REALLY! It's not!

To illustrate my point, I'm going to share two cards today. They have the same layout, use the same colour of ink and cardstock, the same stamp set, and the same embellishments. However, their themes are completely different. 

First up is my Valentine themed card.

For my background I used strips of DSP from the Love Blossom DSP Stack I matted it on Rose Red cardstock and then matted it again on Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. To Embellish my card, I used the Satin Ribbon, String of Pearls and a bow clip from the Love Blossom Embellishment Kit.

I stamped the banner from the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and my greeting in Rose Red ink.

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Now... to change it up!

Remember, I'm using all of the same supplies, but by choosing different DSP designs and stamping a different greeting, my card is now a spring, flowery, friend card!  

You see, the Love Blossom DSP Stack was designed to have Valentine specific designs on one side and a neutral/all occasion designs on the other. That way you can continue using the paper stack well after Valentine's day! How awesome is that!

Well, there you have it. The Love Blossom Suite is NOT just for Valentines, So don't miss out on this awesome collection!

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Stamp Review Crew: Number of Years


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Hello and welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew, Blog Hop. This week we are reviewing the stamp set: Number of Years! It is a great and versatile set and was a "must have" on my  list. 

If you're just hopping in, then you just came from the Talented Dawn Tidd's Blog. If you're just joining me, no problem! Simply follow the Stamp Review Crew buttons at the bottom of the post and hop all the way around! Enjoy!

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Today is actually my youngest son's birthday, so it actually worked out well that today's hop features the stamp set: Number of Years. I CAN'T believe my baby is four! (Where has the time gone!?!) (sniff sniff) 

My colour combo is Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry (Yellow is his favourite colour ), Basic Black and Whisper White. As for techniques or "How to's",  my card is pretty straight forward. The large 4 die cut was done with the Large Number Framelits. The word "four" was create with the "Little Letters Thinlits. For embellishments, I used the Crushed Curry, It's My Party, Enamel Dots.

Thanks for hopping in. Next up is the Talented Bruno Bertucci! Enjoy the rest of the hop.



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Occasions Spring Summer Catalogue Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us today for our International Stampin' Up! Blog hop. You may be just starting here or have come from the Talented Rochelle Blok. Either way you can make your way around by using the list below so that you don't miss a blog. We have an incredible group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who wanted to highlight some of the Occasions Catalogue items, remember that Sale-a-Bration is happening at the moment too so you can earn free products! At the moment you are currently in London, Ontario, Canada and you're about to go around the world to different locations.

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Today I'm sharing a card created with the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Rose Wonder stamp and thinlits bundle.

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My colour combo is Basic Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate and Mint Macaron.

To create my leaf design, I first cut out 3 leafs in Smokey Slate cardstock and glued them to my Basic Black card front. I had to make sure I covered the entire back of my leafs with adhesive, as I didn't want to lose any of my die cut once I die cut over top of it. Once everything was glued down, I die cut 3 leafs from the Basic Black cardstock, making sure to overlap my Smokey Slate leafs. I then popped it up with dimensionals.

My Mint Macaron string is from the Two Tone Baker's Twine and I separated the 2 colours. My frame is Mint Macaron ink on Mint Macaron cardstock and my greeting is stamped in Basic Gray ink.

Thank you so much for joining me today - please make sure that you don't miss out on any of these amazing blogs as you hop around. Next up is the Talented Tami White! Enjoy!


Jennifer Pauli
Kylie Bertucci
Michelle Last
Bibiana Cameron
Cindy Homier Schuster
Krista Frattin
Rochelle Blok
Martha Inchley- You are here!
Tami White
Shannon Lane

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