Monday, January 11, 2021

Hello,'s a not so simple Monday!

   I have decided to showcase some of my new favorite stamp sets from the Annual Catalog. I think this one is a "sleeper".  It is Pallet Thoughts, and while at first glance it seems like a manly set, it can be just as easily girly!  Here is the card I made on my Hello Handsome, Simple Sunday Live yesterday. 

My dimensions were:

Card Base - Basic Grey 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"  

Mat- Crumb Cake  5 1/4" x 4"

Inside Mat:  Very Vanilla   5 1/4" x 4"

Scraps of Very Vanilla and Night of Navy (sentiments)

So now, let me show you how to step this up from a beginner to a casual stamper's card. My casual gals have a bit more supplies than just the basics. This is by no means a difficult card, just more steps. Using the same products..with two exceptions. 

    On the base I scored, on the long side, at 1 1/2" and again at 4 1/4". I scored both, one mountain and one valley fold. With my pallet stamp in my Stamparatus, I stamped the outside of the 2" fold with Gray Granite. I had to cover the inside of my card with thin paper to protect it from the ink. I stamped once, moved the plates down 2 hinges and stamped again.  I moved it again 2 hinges and stamped the third time. I opened the flap and did the same with the outer front piece. My lines were straight and met up! Just the way we want them. Finally I glued the 1 1/2" flap to the front. 

I cut a piece of Early Espresso (Basic Black would also work) 4"x 5 1/4" for the inside mat. I wanted to dark to show as shadow behind the "shiplap". With a couple of scraps of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, I stamped the pallet once again with the Grey Granite ink pad. Then I cut them into strips with my trimmer. After gluing them in a floor like pattern, I trimmed them to the size of the mat. An addition of sentiment on the front and inside left only the Faux Suede Trim and Antiqued Slide to finish it up!

      I hope you enjoyed my card today. Remember, all the underlined products will take you directly to my website to shop! I would love to be your demonstrator, if you do not already have one.
With Sale-A-Bration going on, it is the perfect time to stock up on some basics, get a new stamp set and enjoy the gift with $50 purchase!   This month's hostess code is UDX2NRK4, unless your order is more than $150. You become your own hostess! Contact me then, to get your 10% in free merchandise.

  I have been Dreamin' of my grandkids all being in school...You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Dreamer's Klub
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, January 08, 2021

Back to Stampin'!

 Who knew that a holiday week was an excuse to take 2 week off of stamping?  I guess, deep down, I did!  I certainly did it. And at the worse time for my the kickoff of a brand new catalog! And what a thing of beauty it is! I am about to put in my 2nd order and am afraid of the size of it!! I want to focus on one of my favorite new sets today called "Hey Girlfriend".

I love that it is on trend with the other companies stamp sets featuring girls. And these girls have the sweetest faces!  

    Last night was our monthly team meeting with my upline JoAnna. She has really done a great job of keeping us inspired and up to date with changes occurring within the company during this pandemic. For last night, she had asked us all to make a  card using the "Rip & Flip" technique. It isn't as much a technique as it it a style of card. 
   Basically, you cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that will be your bottom layer of your card. Decide what size you wish the layer to be and then RIP it. In half or rip 1/4 off it off..whatever you wish.
   Then you flip one piece over. Kind of a lame move to get this card it's own name!!  

I decided to use a piece of DSP from Paper Blooms which is a Sale-a-bration  reward and coordinate with Pretty Perennials in the new Mini Catalog. (click on the  highlighted words to go directly to my store!)
Rip     &    Flip

I discovered that care needed to be used when choosing your DSP, because not all pieces coordinate front to back. And this may have been one of them! But I loved the quirkiness of them together.  I adhered them to a card base of Rococo Rose . Next I stamped my little girlfriend on Whisper White cardstock and painted her. I used Stampin' Blends in Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Ivory. I don't have a Rococo Rose blend yet, so I used my Aqua Painter and my ink pad and water painted it on her skirt and bow. Don't forget her cute lips!
   Then I cut her out with Layering Ovals !  It was a quick card to do and I think she turned out really cute. Perfect for my little granddaughter, Evelyn who has her own sense of Style!

Thanks for stopping to read this. I know there are lots of us working hard on the internet to keep you all entertained and using your stamps. Hope you enjoyed it! 

I am Dreamin' of a country at Peace....You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
 Dreamer's KlubHouse
Hostess Code:  UDX2HRK4

Monday, December 07, 2020

Gift Cards Holders for a Simple Sunday's Monday!

 Good Morning Dreamers! 

It is a beautiful frosty morning here in Oklahoma. It can be cold, as long as the sun shines brightly. And it does not disappoint today!  I hope your weather is behaving itself also   

   One other reason I am so cheery is the fact that today my son may get released from the hospital. It has been over 2 weeks and my fear is his chance of contracting covid-19goes up every minute he is there. He will be going home with an IV tree, for antibiotics and vitamins. He still isn't allowed anything to eat or drink. We are feeling blessed that this day has come. Maybe he will not be so cranky!

    I decided to change up Simple Sunday from cards to a gift card holder. Mainly the decision came because most of you have gotten your cards in the mail already. But this year, with shopping limited, gift cards may be the way several people are going. I know! So many of us shop on line, but I love being out with the crowds!  So, anyways....let's get some made!

These cards push the boundary of  "simple" cards. But they really are straight cuts and adhesive. If you don't have a Cut & Emboss Machine, a punch or even just a rectangle will do the job. 
I have separated the cutting into "top of box" and "bottom of box". 

Bottom of  Box
   Card Stock:        4-3/4" x 5", scored on long side at 2-1/2"
  Whisper White:  1-1/4" x 2-1/2"
   DSP                   1-1/8" x -1/2"

Starting with the bottom, fold and burnish your cardstock. Put Tear Tape on both the short ends, and fold up to make the pocket.  Adhere the DSP to WW and then center onto bottom of the pocket. 

Top of Box
   Card Stock:        5-1/4" x 3",  score on short side at 1-1/2"
                              4" x  3-1/4"  (for slide mat)
  Whisper White:  5-1/8" x 1-3/8" 
                             3-7/8" x 3-1/8" (for slide)
   DSP                   5" x 1-1/4" 

Adhere WW slide onto the cardstock slide mat. Place into pocket. (*I found that I needed to cut my mat just a little shorter on the 4" side to help it slide better. Not too much or it will not stay in!)
 Align box top so the bottom overlaps just a bit and it is centered with bottom side to side.

Remove paper from dimensionals and adhere. Turn over and do other side. The dimensionals give an easy lift over the bottom, making it easier to slide open & close.

Decorate your top and you are finished. I added a bow (they are so misshapen!) and of course the tag. 
Hope you enjoy making these. I would love to see yours, so hop on over to Dreamer's Stamping Klub and post it. It is a new group and I am excited to see it grow!

Don't forget, tomorrow is the Giant Year-End Closeout Sale!  I hope you will consider shopping with me. I really appreciate it. 

I am Dreamin' of my son going home...You keep Dreamin' too!

Pam Funk

Hello,'s a not so simple Monday!

   I have decided to showcase some of my new favorite stamp sets from the Annual Catalog. I think this one is a "sleeper".  It is ...