Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sweet Songbird Envelope Fold


Good morning Dreamers and Blog Hoppers!  It is a beautiful, warm morning in Oklahoma and I am so excited to have sun shining in my studio window!  Hopefully no more 40 degrees here. We'll see!


Today I am taking part in the Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop. There are  many Creative Minds joining together from around the world to bring you some inspiration.  I got my inspiration by casing this card from Ludi Bulles. I had to change the recipe to fit Imperial measurements, but had a great time!

I knew the minute that I saw this stamp set that I had to have it! I bought the bundle and love that the punch will even cut out the birds' beak!!!  Of course I am talking about the Sweetest Songbirds bundle found on page 31 in the 22-23 Annual Catalog. 

Basic White Thick Cardstock      5 1/2" x 11"  Score at 4 3/16", 8 1/2" 
DSP                                                 4" x 5 1/4" ,   Cut 2 pieces  2 1/4" x  5 1/4"
Basic White                                    1" x  8 1/2"  , 2 3/4" x  2 3/4",  2" x  2 1/2",  1" x  2"
Crumb Cake                                  1 3/4" x  2 1/2"

Stampin' Pads                            
  • Sweet Sorbet
  • Parakeet Party
  • Early Espresso
  • Gray Granite
 I started by scoring my Thick Basic White Cardstock as listed above.  We will be marking, with a lite pencil, the stock after the last score (the small piece!) on each side down 1 1/2" and in the center. I cut from the center dot to the outside dot with my Trimmer, as shown below. Next I marked the center of the DSP and traced the same angle onto it. Cut and repeat for other piece. Glue to card base, centering and making sure the bottom edge is straight. (Yes, I had issues!)

Fold and burnish your base. I will look like an envelope when folded. Adhere DSP to front right of card using Multipurpose glue.
Using the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Die and 2 3/4" piece of Basic White, cut out circle with your Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine. 
Now, let's stamp the leaves, stem and music notes as shown,

On remaining square piece stamp the large bird and the piece of wing in Sweet Sorbet.  Cut her out with punch.   Stamp the nest using Early Espresso on the Crumb Cake square and I just fussy cut it out.  Stamp your sentiment on small Basic White piece and trim the ends at an angle with your Paper Snips. Glue to lower right 

Assemble as shown using Mini Dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue.  Make a band from the remaining Basic White strip. Glue embellishment to the center and add some gems if wanted.

The card that I cased finished her insides with the cutest "hand Stitching" and another little bird.
I was afraid that I would mess it up, so my inside it still blank! I have ordered the Stitchery Stamp set (page 54) and will use one of those for my insides when it arrives!

Thank you for joining me on my leg of the hop. Don't forget to leave a comment!

I'm Dreamin' of this fabulous Annual Catalog....You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Be sure to join the rest of the creators at their hop!

Here are all the products that I used in the above card. Simply click on the picture and you will be magically transported to my web sight to shop!  Thank ou for supporting my small business!

Sunday, May 08, 2022

In Color Starter Kit

 Good morning Dreamers!  You know that I am all about Dreamin' and this starter kit is just that...

A Dream!

If you want everything in the new catalog, then purchasing the demo kit is the way to go! You get a great deal and future discounts!  Purchase the kit between May 3-31 and get brand new In Color products for FREE when you join my Dreamer's Stamping Klub!

You're not dreaming! Although admittedly this deal is pretty dreamy. With the demo kit you'll get the $99 Starter Kit--filled with your pick of products to get your business booming --plus a selection of papers and inks from the 2022-2024 In Color collection.

Plus, as a demonstrator you'll have early access to amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income and an incredible community of crafters and creators. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there's so much in store for you as a member of the Stampin' Up! team.

So let me see if I understand what I am saying...for only $99 you get 

  • to choose your choice of $125 in Stampin' Up! products 
  • Free shipping  (about a $12 value, depending on where you live)
  • $66.50 of  2022-2024 In Color products
  • Business supplies (catalogs, order forms, etc )
So, what all is in this In Color bundle you ask?  Take a look at this awesome selection!

 And as if that isn't enough, you will become a member of  The Dreamer's Klub. Be a part of my new team and grow your business with me. I will give you training and support you as you reach for your goals.  
And Dreamers, it is okay to not want a business and only want the discounts for yourself! There is no judgement here! I did that for the first 3 years as a demonstrator! Lot's of us do it.  

I am Dreamin' of building my team....You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator     (feel free to contact me anytime!)

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Answering a Color Challenge with Just Cardstock!


Good Morning Dreamers! And  welcome guests. It has been a long crazy month since I last blogged, but I am getting back into the swing! Each month, my upline gives is a challenge, to encourage us to get into our crafty space. This month it is a color challenge and I love a challenge. The colors to be used are Crumb Cake, Bumble Bee, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay. I admit that I was skeptical! But I love how they have turned out I made one for my live on the Dreamer's Coffee & Card yesterday. You can check it out here
    I decided to make a second card with the same color combo for today's hop . I have joined my friends at Crafty Collaborations to bring a fun hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who have joined together to bring you inspiration using our products! I really loved today's challenge to make a project using our great cardstock as the main focus! I think I did that!

  • Crumb Cake base       8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4";  4 3/4' x 4",  1" x 6"
  • Bumble Bee    3 3/4" x 5 1/4'
  • Old Olive, Bumble Bee, Bermuda Bay          1/2" x 6"  
  • Bermuda Bay    3" x 2 1/2"
  • Basic White    2 1/2" x 4" (or size to fit your label die)
  • Scallop Die from Peony Dies (or any scallop die in your stash!)
  • Seasonal Label Dies
  • Love You More Than Dies
Fold your card base on score line and burnish with your Stampin' Up! Bone Folder. 

Using the Scallop Die, cut the bottom edge of the 4 3/4" x 4 inch piece. this was my base for the scallops. It isn't seen except for this small strip, so it could be any of the 3 colors.

Then cut out several scallops using the 1" x 6" pieces. Using Multi-Purpose glue, adhere strips to  the base above. (I used my grid paper to help keep my lines straight!) I finished off the top with a Crumb Cake strip, to match the bottom.  Trim the edges as needed.

Glue the scalloped piece to the Bumble Bee mat and glue to card front.

Any sentiment would work on this card. I chose "Love You More" because my granddaughter and I always "argue" over who loves the other most. She will love to get this reminder in the mail! Grandma needs the last word! HaHaHa

 I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I had a great time making it. Be sure to hop on to the next blog to grab even more inspiration!

I'm Dreamin' of more color combos...You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator     April Host Code: UHWR4FNF

Join me for a fun All Day Crop   $25  See more in the event on my Facebook page

Sweet Songbird Envelope Fold

  Good morning Dreamers and Blog Hoppers!  It is a beautiful, warm morning in Oklahoma and I am so excited to have sun shining in my studio ...