Another OnStage After Hours Spotlight on Nature Card & More

Today I’m going to share another fun project that we got to do during the After Hours event in Houston for one of our Make n Takes.

This card uses a fun water color technique using our NEW color Basic Beige. Stamping the image using the Basic Beige allows the water coloring to look almost line free but still gives subtle detail. A pretty fun process I thought.

I’ve whipped up a video tutorial for you so you can make one too.

Spotlight on Nature OnStage Watercolor Friendship Card Tutorial PDF

And I’ve got another fun sketch for you done in the new In Colors that you can add to your Sketch ring too.

Card Sketch #26 PDF

Save the PDF, print it and create a book, or create the card for a ring like I did to put on my desk to inspire me when creating!

Enjoy!

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Charming Duck Pond Screen Fold Card and more

Today’s cards using the products found in the Lily Pond Lane Suite Collection (163354)

This collection is filled with a wonderful stamp set, dies, paper and even a fun embellishment. And the images in the paper are just lovely.

When I was a little girl I had 2 pet mallards that my dad got for me at the 7 Mile Fair, they were so pretty with their iridescent tail feathers and I raised them from little ducklings along with our 100 chicks. This Suite reminds me of those ducklings.

The first card that I’m sharing with you today highlights that paper and the Charming Duck Pond Dies (163349) that will cut the images out of the Lily Pond Designer Series Paper (163342). The card is a fun fold called a Screen Fold, or Folding Screen Card. Kind of like the room dividers that I saw when I was younger.

Can you seen it? This card folds in half to slide into the envelope and gives you 4 or 8 panels depending on what you would like.

This first side uses the all occasions sentiment found in the set, and the Stylish Shapes Dies (159183) have been used to cut it and pop it up. The sweet little duck on the right has been cut from the Lily Pond Designer Series Paper (163342). Don’t you love the Pretty in Pink 3/8″ Bordered Ribbon (163784) and the fun Adhesive Backed Dappled Dots (163353). The other side

has some more of the lovely Designer Series Paper and a bit of more stamping done in Gray Granite. The little duck has been colored this time with our Stampin’ Blends to match the Designer Series Paper. And while this next card uses those same little Adhesive Backed Dappled Dots (163353) and Stylish Shapes Dies (159183) it has a complexly different feel.

This time the background uses an embossing folder, the Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder (162935) a bit of Basic Beige ink has been placed on the folder before running it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss to create a tone on tone effect. The Balmy Blue has been used for the sentiment and matt layers and then again in the male duck giving it a softer feel.

Aren’t they both great cards? While they use the same Suite products they “feel” so different. Which one do you like best? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

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Alluring Azure Afternoon Sketched Butterflies

Today’s card is a monochromatic card that uses one of our NEW bundles from the 2024 Annual Catalog, Sketched Butterflies (163492). I love monochromatic cards like these since they make an statement with color.

And this card uses the lovely blue shade, Azure Afternoon and who doesn’t like blue and of course butterflies?

This card also uses the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder (161600), to add a bit of texture to the background along with the detailed butterfly that has been die cut. The Tinsel Gems Four Pack (161623) adds a bit of shine is a great accessory with it’s four choices of popular colors.

This layout is so quick and simple with it’s large panels of color too.

The Sketched Butterflies Bundle (163492) has some wonderful sentiments too

making it a wonderful choice for your paper crafting collection.

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Spotlight on Nature OnStage After Hours Card Tutorial

Today’s card uses a favorite from the 2024 Annual Catalog, the Spotlight on Nature Stamp set (163579).

This set has some lovely images and all occasions sentiments and a versatile set of dies that coordinate with it.

We made this card during our After Hours event in Houston and Stampin’ Up! gave us a sketch that I’ve changed up a little bit and made my own for my Sketch Tool Ring I shared with you earlier. Make sure to scroll down since I’ll share it with you today too.

This will be the first of the 3 cards we made during the After Hours Event. But today here is the card we made using 2 of our NEW In Colors Summer Splash and Shy Shamrock. While they might look similar when apart, you can definitely tell the difference when layered together. I fell in love with the Summer Splash as soon as I saw it and wasn’t real sure about the Shy Shamrock, but am finding I really like using it in my stamping too.

Here is a quick video on how I put this make n take together for you along with the PDF with the supply list, measurements, and step by step instructions.

Spotlight on Nature OnStage Card Tutorial PDF

And of course here is my Card Sketch #27

And here is the PDF so you can make one too as a design tool too.

Card Sketch #27 PDF

Did you know my Card Sketches use different color combinations that can inspire you when you are stamping projects? Create them and add the colors to the back if you’d like and you’ll have color combinations and color swatches too of our card stock to create with!

On a personal note:

You may have noticed I didn’t post every day this week. I had some unexpected appointments that took a lot of time, so I wasn’t able to share like I wanted to. I’ll be having a procedure done next week, and may not be sharing quite as much as I normally do, but I have some things set up that I think you’ll enjoy.

Of course, I’m happy to help and I will be available, but might not be able to respond as quickly as normal.

Enjoy!

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Multi Color Technique Card Video Tutorial

Today’s card uses a quick and easy technique using our Stampin’ Write Markers. It also uses the same sketch that I shared with you last week.

If you’d like to see the sketch and printable PDF you can click HERE and make one for your Sketch collection. I have simply flipped the sketch on it’s side and made it landscape instead of portrait.

This card uses our Countryside Corner Dies (161471), Full of Life Designer Series Paper (163357), and Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs (161954) for a bright cheerful look. And if you love bold and bright patterns you’ll want to be sure to check out this pack of paper.

Here is a quick video tutorial sharing this quick and easy Marker technique with you.

Good Feelings Multi Color Technique Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

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Shadow Stamping Technique Tutorial

Today’s card uses the quick and easy Shadow Stamping Technique and it is monochromatic since it uses the New Country Lace Designer Series Paper (163415) found in the 2024 Annual Catalog along with the lovely Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls (163416).

All that is really required is two colors of ink and Card stock to get you started making it a great technique when you start stamping since you don’t have to have a lot of inks yet.

Check out my quick video tutorial that I whipped up for you along with the PDF containing the complete supply list and measurements.

Good Feelings Shadow Stamping Card Tutorial PDF

This card uses one of my card sketches too. These sketches are a great inspiration to help you create. I’ve got my on a ring on my work space so it’s with in easy reach for inspiration.

So today I’m sharing another Card Sketch with you and the PDF so you can make one too to add to your designing tools! This is my Card Sketch #6

Card Sketch #6 PDF

I know, I’m sharing these sketches out of order, but no worries I’ll share them all over time.

Enjoy!

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Here’s my Citrus Blooms After Hour Card Tutorial

Today I’m going to share with you the final card I made using the Citrus Blooms Bundle (163295) OnStage in Houston during our After Hours event. It’s the third of the three cards that we made during the event with this lovely bundle.

This card is bold with it’s Petunia Pop base and Pecan Pie accents. It once again uses our Water Painters (151298) and the Fluid 100 5×7 Watercolor Paper (149612) to create a different look with the Pecan Pie stamped image and highlighting just the blooms. 

You’ll need the following supplies to make this card.

Supplies:

Paper & More

Measurements:

  • Petunia Pop Card stock: Cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pecan Pie Card stock: Cut 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper: Cut 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Pecan Pie Card stock: Cut 2 ” x 5/8″
  • 2024-2026 In color Shimmer Gems (Petunia Pop): 5 assorted

Assembly:

  1. stamp the small “diamond” image using Pecan Pie Classic Ink onto Pecan Pie panel randomly.
  2. Adhere the panel in the lower right hand corner of the card front about 1/2 – 3/4″ from the bottom ash shown.
  3. Next, stamp the “orange” image onto the Watercolor Paper using Pecan Pie Classic Ink.
  4. Stamp the sentiment “all the love” onto Pecan Pie Card stock strip using StazOn Jet BlackInk Pad.
  5. Using your Water Painter color the flower and bud images using Petunia Pop Classic Ink. Allow to dry. (I like to use a clear block as a pallet for my water coloring – simply tap the ink pad onto the clear block to add ink rather than squeezing your ink pad and using the lid)
  6. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the watercolor image and adhere to the card front tilting it to the right as shown.
  7. Add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the left end of the sentiment and adhesive to the right and adhere to the card front so it is the same height as the water colored image.
  8. Finally stamp the inside sentiment and envelope as desired.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these quick and easy cards using this bundle that I’ve shared with you this week. This Stampin’ Up! event was so much fun that I’ll hope they’ll do it again at our next OnStage in North Carolina.

If you are enjoying these cards that I’ve shared with you this week from our OnStage After Hours Make n Takes you’ll want to be sure and check out the Mediterranean Blooms Suite (163300)

that not only has the Citrus Blooms Bundle (163295) that I used for these cards, but also some wonderful Designer Series Paper and accessories too!

Enjoy! and then stop back by for my regular Friday tutorial tomorrow that includes a video and PDF using the Spotlight on Nature stamp set.

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Another OnStage After Hours Citrus Blooms Tutorial

Yesterday, I shared the lovely watercolor card I made at OnStage in Houston during our After Hours event. Today I’m sharing the second of the three cards.

I love the linear look this card has and the combination of the 2024-2026 In Colors together.

What do you think? Like the color combination too? I love the soft color behind the sentiment we created with our Small Blending Brushes (160518). Here is how we made this card.

You’ll need the following supplies to make this card.

Supplies:

Paper & More

Measurements:

  • Basic White Thick Card stock: Cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″
  • Peach Pie Cards stock: Cut 1 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Pretty in Pink Card stock: Cut 1 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Petunia Pop Card stock: Cut 1 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Basic White Card stock: Cut 5 1/4″ x 1″
  • Basic White Card stock: Cut 4 3/4″ x 5/8″
  • Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (Very Vanilla): Cut 12″

Assembly:

  • Stamp the “orange” image onto Peach Pie Card stock using Peach Pie Classic Ink.
  • Stamp the “orange” image onto Pretty in Pink Card stock using Pretty in Pink Classic Ink.
  • Stamp the “orange” image onto Petunia Pop Card stock using Petunia Pop Classic Ink.
  • Adhere the 3 panels to the card front. Adhere the Pretty in Pink panel down first in the center and then space out the other two panels evenly on the right and left sides.
  • Using your Blending Brush add color using Petunia Pop, Peach Pie, and Pretty in Pink onto 1″ strip of Basic White Card stock.
  • Then using Petunia Pop Classic Ink and “diamond” image stamp stamp several times at an diagonal across the center of the strip as shown.
  • Adhere the strip to the card front about 1 inch up from the bottom.
  • Tie the Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine into a large bow and adhere it to the card front. The sentiment from the next step will cover the adhesive.
  • Using your Paper Snips cut a banner onto the right and left ends of the Basic White Card stock strip.
  • Stamp the sentiment “all the love” onto the strip of Basic White on the right end using Peach Pie Classic Ink.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the sentiment on the the card front.
  • Stamp the inside panel and envelope as desired.

That’s it. Then stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the last card we made that night.

Enjoy!

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Crafting with Citrus Blooms at OnStage After Hours

I’ve been wanting to share this bundle with you, but unfortunately it got delayed. So today I’m going to share the lovely little cards that we were able to create during the event in Houston. While I didn’t choose this as my bundle for the event, one of my fellow table mates let me borrow hers.

So over the next few days I’ll be sharing these cards made with the Citrus Blooms Bundle (163295) with you along with how we made them.

This bundle is part of our Mediterranean Blooms Suite (163300). So without further delay here’s today’s card.

This card uses our Water Painters (151298) and our Fluid 100 5×7 Watercolor Paper (149612) to create this soft look. Add more ink to your wash for a bolder look if you prefer, the choice is up to you!

You’ll need the following supplies to make this card.

Supplies:

Paper & More

Measurements:

  • Basic White Thick Card stock: Cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petunia Pop Card stock: Cut 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper: Cut (2) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Basic White Card stock: Cut 2 1/2″ x 5/8″
  • Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (white): Cut 12″
  • 2024-2026 In color Shimmer Gems (Pretty in Pink): 5 assorted

Assembly:

  1. stamp the small “diamond” image using Petunia Pop Classic Ink onto Petunia Pop panel randomly.
  2. Stamp the sentiment “hello” onto strip of Basic White Card stock using StazOn Ink Pad.
  3. Stamp orange image onto Watercolor Paper using Stazon Ink Pad. Repeat on second square.
  4. Using your Water Painter color the images using Lemon Lime Twist and Peach Pie Classic Ink. Allow to dry. (I like to use a clear block as a pallet for my water coloring – simply tap the ink pad onto the clear block to add ink rather than squeezing your ink pad and using the lid)
  5. Adhere the first water colored panel to the Petunia Pop panel tilted it to the left as shown.
  6. Wrap a piece of Baker’s Twine around the panel and tie into a bow. Adjust as desired.
  7. Using your Stampin’ Dimensionals add the second water colored panel to the card front, tilting it to the right.
  8. If needed adjust bow and trim ends of twine then adhere the layered panel to the card front.
  9. Using your Paper Snips trim the ends of the sentiment panel at an angle on both ends.
  10. Adhere sentiment to the card front.
  11. Add Pretty in Pink Shimmer Gems to the card front randomly using your Take Your Pick Tool.
  12. Stamp inside panel and envelope as desired.

That’s it. Then stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the second card that night.

Enjoy!

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Multiple Color Accordion Panel Card Tutorial

Want to learn how to create a fun Accordion Panel Card? Today’s tutorial shows you not only how to create this fun fold but also a simple technique.

Our Stampin’ Write Markers give you a quick and easy way to add multiple colors to an image.

And this card will stand on its own making it a fun way to display that special card

Check out this video tutorial and PDF to learn more about this card.

Inked & Tiled Multiple Color Accordion Panel Card PDF

Enjoy!

Wow, can you believe it is the last day to order from our 2023 Annual Catalog where I found these products that I used to make this card?

Remember items are while supplies last and after today they’ll be gone. So why not stop by my Online Store and check out these items and more. If the item has disappeared from the store the stock has been depleted. If you are looking at Suites or Bundles remember to check out the individual items. One may be gone but the other is still available. And of course if you have any questions please let me know.

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