Mother’s Day Blog hop, Stampin’ Up! April









Hi stampers! Welcome to our Stamp It demonstrators group Mother’s Day blog hop!

I would love to say I was prepared, but this is another project, strike that TWO projects I created for this blog hop…….AT THE LAST MINUTE. Insert sad face here 😦 it seems I cannot get my behind in gear these last few weeks, however this is a testament that you can create absolutely anything , and a quite beautiful anything with minimal effort. That is what is so wonderful about all of the Stampin’ Up! products: they coordinate and compliment effortlessly, blend with each other beautifully, and keep your stress levels to a minimum :-D.

I did find the gift bag idea in the 2016-17 Annual catalog and  came up with the card inspiration from Pinterest. BUT the color combo was all on my own. It is such a pretty combo and even though we have the retirement list that came out, and the 2015-17 In Colors that are retiring, at least we still have POOL PARTY right!?!?!? If we could bring back Coastal Cabana, I may never leave my stamp room.

I did videos below for both projects, but I will still give out a quick instruction for each, and as always the measurements for the card!

Just a few notes, the 2016-17 Annual catalog retirement list is going and fast….so make sure you get what you want before the price goes up……..on eBay that is:/

The NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog will be coming to a mailbox near you very soon, and if you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to drop me an email with your full name, and mailing address and I will send you one free of charge.

The Occasions catalog will be coming to a close as well on May 31, 2017, OR while supplies last. Please get what you have been waiting for now, once it is gone, all I can do is cry with you and pat your back 🙂

 

As always be sure to follow all the way through the hop and see all the beautiful cards, these ladies have created, and while you’re there, leave a comment, along with your name and #stampitcontest to bantered to win the super pretty Watercolor Wishes Kit!

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

Rach

 

Card Base: 4 1/4″ by 12″ card stock base ( I used Kraft card stock)

Layers: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

On the 12″ side, score at 2, 4 ,8 & 10″, then turn and line up the 4 1/4″ side edge  at the 1″ mark, and score from 2″ to 10″ ( in-between the score lines), flip and repeat on the other side.

You will then do a mountain/valley fold  for an”M” shape to the card when it stands up.

You will need five pieces to layer and I did them in  Whisper White

Two measuring  7/8″ by 3 7/8″

One measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 7/8″

Two measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 3/4″

 

Gift Bag: Glassine gift bag

Layer: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

And the winner is……..Congrats to Pauline Vaughn, she won last months blog hop prize!

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Next month maybe it will be Y O U !

Leave your first and last name, a comment of course and #stampitcontest to be entered to win! One entry per person  on each blog hop page.

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138816 Butterfly Basics stamp set

143080 Everyday Hero

137360 Butterfly Thinlits

141700 Glassine bags

138315 Kraft Tag A Bag

135826 PetiteCafe Gift bags

133694 Kraft card stock

122924 Pool Party card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126982 Pool Party ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

120907 Decorative Label Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

143263 Big Shot

139684 Precision Base Plate

140603 Die Brush

113475 Cutting pads

104332 Snail Adhesive

104430 Dimensionals

118491 Clear block bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist

126189 Paper Piercing Tool

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Valentine’s Little Box , Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! I am happy to share the little box instructions with you! I really thought I already made this blog post and video, and I did, but it was on a Facebook Live, and I am not able to copy it to here. So, since so many asked, and I TRULY LOVE your feedback, I decided to get to it and fast. You are the reason I do this after all 🙂

Ok first of all, this doesn’t need to be a “little” box, you can make it whatever size you may want or need. As long as your paper is square, you are good to go. Mind you I think most paper stops at a 12×12 size, but let your heart run wild!

You will need a square piece of DSP or cardstock, Tombow Liquid glue, and your bone folder.

Another note, the Specialty DSP, is a little thinner, and will tend to rip a bit more, so if you choose to use it, be gentle with your folding , and maybe hold out on using your bone folder unless necessary.

Also, using card stock as your box, is much thicker, and can be done, but you will definitely need your bone folder.

So to sum it up, the regular DSP ( of any kind, In Color, patterned, solid color) will work the best, but the other will be fine as well, as long as you are patient.

Make sure your DSP is square, 6×6, 8×8, 5×5, 12×12, you get the idea, then follow the folds below.

So, forgive me, I reused the instruction photos from the Christmas Version ( it has been overcast and rainy, and I didn’t want to post dim photos)

 

 

 

 

 

I reloaded the Valentine’s version onto this , so you could follow along with both if you liked!

 

 


12″ by 12″ piece of DSP

Trimmed to 8″ by8″

Keep a 3″ by 3″ piece of the DSP and cut a 2 3/4″ by 2 3/4″ square of Very Vanilla

Score the Very Vanilla piece at 3/4″ on each side, fold, snip at corners add glue dots and form inside of lid.

Add snail to DSP piece add sentiment piece cut from 2″ circle punch , layered onto a 2 1/2″ circle layer of Cherry Cobbler


Fold 8″ by 8″ piece in half, fold in half again in the other direction.


Fold corner to corner and brandish folds with bone folder. You will also want to fold corner to  corner  the opposite way to get an easier fold.

(Ps the DSP side you want to show should be facing up or out so you can see it)


Fold the corners in to form a square then turn so the opening faces you


Fold edge in and back to form a crease line to follow then fold the bottom of the left and right in to meet the crease

Fill over and repeat. When you’re done it should be the shape of a kite( see below)

Put your finger in the newly created fold and press open like a “squash fold”

You want the center of the squash fold to line up with the side of the kite( in a line)


Repeat on all four sides as above


You will then fold the edge of the flaps back in the other direction

Remember it will always match on all sides, that is how Origami folds work

On all four sides so they again match….


And once more it looks like a kite


The fold all four flaps up and brandish with bone folder

All four folder up (see below)


Put your fingers into the box and gently press open

And Voila!

You can gently curl the edges of the flaps with your bone folder to encourage them to go with the curve of the box and add adhesive to all four flap undersides if your going to attach them down



Supplies:

142733 Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

102482 Real Red card stock

131198 Blushing Bride ink pad

126959 Real Red ink pad

141897 Wink of Stella Clear

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

Fast Fuse

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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A Fun Gift box, Stampin’ Up!



Happy New Year STAMPERS!!! Here’s to another great year of crafts, cards and fun little projects 🙂

Sorry this is a tad behind the You Tube post, but I wanted to get the video out to you and post the measurements as soon as I could. You will find all that info below.

 

Alright, to start out you will need a 12×12 sheet of your card stock of choice , this will still work with DSP, but it WILL be a little flimsier. If I were you, I would just add in some DSP pieces to spruce up the box you create!

Pick a side, and you will score at 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ on each side, it is easiest to use the Simply Scored scoring tool and also easier if you score one side, then flip and repeat. I say this because from time to time, the 12″ measurement is just the tiniest bit off or not square. If you score then flip and repeat, you will get a truer box. ( Meaning more exact in the edges and overall squareness).

You are going to now turn to the unscored side, ( either one) and score at 3″ 5 5/8″. 8 5/8″ and 11 3/8″.

Thats it, now just fold on you score lines, you can use to bone folder for your creases if you’d like, then we will begin to trim.

You are also going to want to use either Tombow liquid glue or Tear and Tape. You will really want to secure the sides so it will not come apart when your friend opens it.

You will cut up the score lines on all sides at all lines, meaning both sides.

Trim off the two side slim pieces.

Trim in the sides of the 2nd and 4th sides on both sides, and snip a bit off of the ends because they will not need to be full length.

Trim the sides of the 3rd piece a bit, but do not trim the end.

Add adhesive to the thin fold piece, and the 2nd and 4th flaps as shown.

Fold them in, then fold the flap with the thin strip down and you are done.

If you want to add DSP to the top, sides, and front and back, you will need to cut the pieces as follows.

Two pieces( front and back long sides) 2 7/8″ by 4 7/8″

One piece( top piece) at 2 1/2″ by 4 7/8″

Two pieces at (two side parts) 2 3/8″ by 2 5/8″

I would love to know how you changed yours and what papers you used, drop me a line, or leave a comment and TELL ME! 🙂

 

Until Next time, Stay Crafty!!

Supplies

I used the Fiesta Framelits bundle, and the Festive textured impressions embossing folder for my set

12×12 card stock

DSP of choice to add if desired

 

various ink pads

126199 Silicon Mat

143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

110755 Tombow glue

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

129026 Fast Fuse

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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Little Boxes Step by Step, Stampin’ Up!

 

 

I reloaded the Valentine’s version onto this , so you could follow along with both if you liked!

Step by Step Instructions below!


12″ by 12″ piece of DSP

Trimmed to 8″ by8″

Keep a 3″ by 3″ piece of the DSP and cut a 2 3/4″ by 2 3/4″ square of Very Vanilla

Score the Very Vanilla piece at 3/4″ on each side, fold, snip at corners add glue dots and form inside of lid.

Add snail to DSP piece add sentiment piece cut from 2″ circle punch , layered onto a 2 1/2″ circle layer of Cherry Cobbler


Fold 8″ by 8″ piece in half, fold in half again in the other direction.


Fold corner to corner and brandish folds with bone folder. You will also want to fold corner to  corner  the opposite way to get an easier fold.

(Ps the DSP side you want to show should be facing up or out so you can see it)


Fold the corners in to form a square then turn so the opening faces you


Fold edge in and back to form a crease line to follow then fold the bottom of the left and right in to meet the crease

Fill over and repeat. When you’re done it should be the shape of a kite( see below)

Put your finger in the newly created fold and press open like a “squash fold”

You want the center of the squash fold to line up with the side of the kite( in a line)


Repeat on all four sides as above


You will then fold the edge of the flaps back in the other direction

Remember it will always match on all sides, that is how Origami folds work

On all four sides so they again match….


And once more it looks like a kite


The fold all four flaps up and brandish with bone folder

All four folder up (see below)


Put your fingers into the box and gently press open

And Voila!

You can gently curl the edges of the flaps with your bone folder to encourage them to go with the curve of the box and add adhesive to all four flap undersides if your going to attach them down




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