Friday, December 02, 2022

Christmas Fun Fold Card

Everyone loves fun folds; they can really dress up a handmade card. This is one of my favorite fun folds, it is easy to put together and looks like it took lots of time to create! This fold is called a Diagonal Joy Fold.



Paper Trimmer

Real Red c/s

Shaded Spruce c/s

Boughs of Holly DSP

Basic White c/s


Leaves of Holly Bundle

Small and Big Boss

Real Red Ink

Bone folder

Wintry 3D Boughs – Pine/ Tree folder


Wink of Stella



Real Red – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ½” and 3” x 8” score at 4”

Shaded Spruce – 4” x 5 ¼” (cut 2); 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (x2); scrap pieces

Boughs of Holly DSP – 3 ¾” x 5” (cut 2)

Basic White - 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ (x2); scrap pieces


Let’s get started:

· Cut the Real Red card base diagonally from the top left by the SCORE line to the lower right. Crease well with a bone folder

· Cut the Shaded Spruce diagonally from the top left to the bottom right

· Cut the DSP diagonally from the top left to the bottom right

· Adhere all the diagonal pieces to the real red card base

· Adhere the Shaded Spruce to the inside of the card, DSP on top of the Shaded Spruce

· This is what it should look like when you have completed the above


Small­ card

· Fold 3 x 8 in half and crease well with your bone folder

· Adhere the Shaded Spruce to the top and inside the small card

· Put basic white in the embossing folder and run it through the Big Boss

· Adhere to the front of the card

· Cut 2 Shaded Spruce small, outlined leaves (The small boss works well)

· Stamp the berries in Real Red on a piece of basic white scrap paper and cut it out with the die cut and small boss

· On the 2nd piece of 2 5/8 x 3 5/8 of basic white, stamp your sentiment; adhere it to the inside of card.

· Add a 3/8” piece of DSP to the bottom of the basic white

· Adhere the leaves to the front of the card

· Add Dimensionals to the berries and attach them to the top of the leaves

(Pic 4)

· Attach the small card to the inside base card. (Make sure it is centered)

(Pic 5)

Hit the Wink of Stella against the bones folder adding some subtle sparkle to your card


Front of card


The inside of the diagonal flap


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Thursday, November 03, 2022

Bamboo Beauty Clear Block Technique

Bamboo Beauty Clear Block Technique


Did you know that you can create a beautiful card idea using your clear blocks and ink pads? This ‘Clear Block Stampin’ technique is easy to learn and can be applied using your favorite stamp sets and ink colors. Each time you try this technique you will get a different clear block result!


This card idea uses the Bamboo Beauty stamp set.



· Stamp Sets – Bamboo Beauty (155478); Color & Contour (154994)

· Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz (131201); Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612); Night of Navy (100867)

· Stamp Pads – Pear Pizzazz (147104); Soft Succulent (155778); Garden Green (147089); Night of Navy (147110)

· Misc. – Stampin’ Seal (152813); Clear Block (117147); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Water Painters (151298)



· Pear Pizzazz 8 ½” x 5 ½”

· Fluid 100 3” x 5 ½”

· Night of Navy (2) ¼” x 5 ½”


1. Fold Pear Pizzazz card stock in half and score to create a card base.

2. Add water to the barrel of the Medium Water Painter.

3. Ink Clear Block B using Soft Succulent Ink. Add a drop of water from Water Painter and swish water around on the block. Stamp into Fluid 100 layer.

4. Repeat step 2 using Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green ink, stamping each block to the right (create a row). 

5. Ink Bamboo stamp using Night of Navy ink and stamp 1 image onto each ink color.

6. Ink splatter stamp from Color & Contour stamp set using Night of Navy ink, stamp off onto scrap paper first, then stamp onto bamboo images. 

7. Ink phrase using Night of Navy ink and stamp to the right of the bamboo images.

8. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere Night of Navy strips to the back of the Fluid 100 layer.

9. Using Stampin’ Seal, adhere the Fluid 100 layer to the card front to complete the card.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Scary Cute Treat Box or Votive

Scary Cute Treat Box or Votive

Place a flameless candle in this cute little box and use it as a décor item or fill a small cellophane bag with candy and use the box as a wrap for the candy.




Stamp Set – Scary Cute (Cling 159850) * Buy as a Scary Cute Bundle (159852) and save 10%


Ink – Memento Ink (132708), Basic Black Stampin’ Blends (154843) Dark


Paper including cutting dimensions –

Basic Black Cardstock (121045) 10 3/4” x 5 ½”

Mango Melody Cardstock (146989) 11” x 3 ½”

Basic White Cardstock (159276) Scrap for tag

Cardstock Vellum (101856) 11” x 3 ½”


Accessories –

Scary Silhouettes Dies (159851) *

Linen Thread (104199)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Bone Folder (102300)

White ¼” Crinkled Seam Binding (151326)

Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Heat Tool (129053)

Take Your Pick (144107)

Paper Snips (103579)

Paper Trimmer (152392)

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653) or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (150673)

Pencil with a sharp point



1. Place the long side of the Basic Black cardstock along the top of the paper trimmer and score at 2 5/8”, 5 ¼”, 7 7/8”. And 10 ½”.

2. Turn the BB cardstock so the short end is at the top and score at 2”.

3. Place the other long side at the 3/8” mark on the other side of the paper trimmer track and mark the middle of each 2 5/8” section with a sharp pencil through the track. See photo 1 & 2.

4. Place the ‘tree’ die in the center of the first panel with the top of the die at the pencil mark and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Repeat with the other three panels.

5. Use the paper snips to cut from the bottom edge up to the 2” horizontal score line along the vertical score lines. Trim off the 1/4” section below the 2” score line and cut a slight angle on the rest of the 1/4” section. See the photo below.

6. Use the frame to cut 4 panels from the cardstock vellum.

7. Stamp each of the single children on a vellum panel with Memento ink. Dry ink with a low setting on the Heat tool. If the image is not solidly black, fill in areas with the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend. With the stamped side up, glue to the inside of the black cardstock with liquid glue covering the openings. The unstamped side of the vellum will be to the outside of the box.

8. Cut 4 of the tree die combined with the frame from the Mango Melody cardstock. Use the paper snips to cut off the branches leaving just a narrow frame. Glue these to the right side of the box.

9. Now fold on the score lines and burnish with the bone folder. Apply liquid glue to the ¼” flap and close the sides of the box. Allow the glue to dry, then close the bottom.

10. Stamp the greeting on a scrap of Basic White cardstock and cut it out with the label die. Punch a hole in one corner with the Take Your Pick and thread a length of Linen thread through the hole. Tie a knot in the thread and adhere the knot to the top corner of the box with a mini glue dot.

11. Use the Dark Pumpkin Pie blend to color about 6 inches of the White ¼” crinkled seam binding.

12. Tie an overhand knot in the seam binding and adhere to the corner over the Linen thread knot with another mini glue dot.


Put a flameless tealight in the box to use as a décor item as shown or fill a small cellophane bag with candy and put it in the box.

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