Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Butterflies Are Back!

Stampin' Up! butterflies thinlit dies, that is.  Better hurry, many people have been waiting for their return.  I think they will fly out of the warehouse soon.

Stampin' Up! has a great deal on the thinlits until April 30. The thinlits are 15% off - that is just
$21.20.  You can get your butterfly thinlits here.

When you buy any of the Butterfly Bundles, as a "thank you for your patience", Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE gift from the recent Sale-A-Bration items while supplies last .

You may choose from:

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

Click here to see the photopolymer bundle.
I love working with Stampin' Up!  They care about their customers and demonstrators!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Folding Screen Card

Wrap a folded screen card with ribbon and it makes a wonderful tag for a present.  Open it and you have a display piece.

I just started pulling stamp sets, current and retired, off my shelf and started stamping.  You can do the same.

 Here is how to get started.

The screen is 5 1/2 " x 11 Basic Black card stock, scored at 3 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".  Accordion fold.

Stamp the edge quarter inch of 4 each 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" pieces of Real Red card stock with Mementos Tuxedo black ink.

Cut 4 pieces of Whisper White card stock to 4 1/8" x 2".  Use Mementos Tuxedo Black ink to stamp each panel with the designs above, or use stamps that you like.

TIP:  Use part of a flower or branch instead of the entire design.  Your eye will travel to the next panel more readily.

Adhere the stamped Whisper White panels to 4 panels of Basic Black cut to 4 1/4" x 2 1/8".   Then adhere to the stamped red panels.

Now let's make the legs for your screen.  

Fold the 2 outer panels inward.  Center 2 panels between the top outer edges of the Decorative Label Punch.  Line up the bottom of the screen panels just above the pointed flared edge on the sides of the punch opening.  Punch.  Repeat on the other 2 panels.  There you go, 4 legs!


Attach each stamped panel to a panel section of the Basic Black screen. 

Tie a ribbon around the folded screen to use as a gift or add to a package.  Mail it in a medium envelope, 5 3/4" x 4 3/8", for standard postage.  If you want to use the Envelope Punch Board on page 194 of the Annual Catalog to make an envelope that fits more snugly, the USPS will charge you extra postage.

The stamp set ideas for this folded screen card are endless depending upon who you make it for.  Use a sport motif, flowers, musical instruments, seashells from the By the Seashore stamp set on page 172 or baby items from the Something For Baby stamp set on page 74 of the Annual Catalog.  Let your imagine run wild as you browse through the catalog.  Then leave me a comment below to tell me how you used this folded screen design.

Here are the current supplies I used to make this folded screen card.
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