Welcome to the hop! Who is ready fro a creative escape?! I have a set of 3 lovely cards to share and a free PDF tutorial so you can make you make them from home! Today I'm sharing this lovely trio of cards - to me they are warm, happy,...
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Creative Inking Blog Hop: Springing Ahead and more...




Creative Inking Blog Hop: Springing Ahead

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Welcome to the hop! Who is ready fro a creative escape?! I have a set of 3 lovely cards to share and a free PDF tutorial so you can make you make them from home!

Tutorial Timeless Tropical Trio of Cards - 3

Today I'm sharing this lovely trio of cards - to me they are warm, happy, and a promise of spring!

Tutorial Timeless Tropical Trio of Cards - 3

The layout for all three cards is the same - and on all three I'm using the products from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and the GORGEOUS Tropical Oasis!! This one pairs Cherry Cobbler with Early Espresso - one of my favorite color combos!

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So Saffron for a bright and happy card! Same layout, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper once again!

Tutorial Timeless Tropical Trio of Cards - 3

A little masculine, a mellow Old Olive and Early Espresso - just a relaxing card with some extra texture from the Braided Burlap Trim.
Tutorial Timeless Tropical Trio of Cards - 3

I used the Neutrals Collection markers and colored directly on the stamp for the 1st step of coloring - see the tutorial for more details.
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The 2nd step in coloring was adding the Watercolor Pencils - do you see the difference from left to right?! Really adds warmth!
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This great saying went on the inside - also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp set.

Click here for the full PDF tutorial!


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Susan

 

 

       
 

Merci Spanner Panel Three Layer Fun Fold Card

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Have you tried this fun fold yet?!  It's super easy and you get three fun layers with a single card base - once you add in the secret ingredient, a strip of Window Sheet! I have a PDF tutorial below and a video walking you through the basics of this fun fold.
 
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This is the first layer. The window sheet is almost invisible - the word merci is adhered to it. I love these gorgeous Parisian Dies - especially that stunning swirl flourish design! I lined up the flourish on the 2nd layer so that it was coming out of the script.
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The second layer. The scroll flourish and the word Merci are die cut from the Champagne Foil sheets. I used the Parisian Blossom Specialty Designer Series Paper for the center and the side panels - some of the patterns in the paper have the Champagne Foil accents too, like this stunning floral - so gorgeous!! 
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The third layer is the perfect spot to write your handwritten note of thanks - or you can stamp a greeting if you prefer. I used the same pattern of the pretty paper inside to coordinate with the front.
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The delicate die cuts in Champagne Foil were adhered by using the Stamping Sponges and the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I just squeeze some glue onto a plastic lid, dab the sponge in the glue and then dab it on the back of the die cut image. Make sure to have a scrap paper underneath to keep your work area clean!
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The Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon was wrapped around the center portion, then tied in a knot. I added a single Basic Pearl for the dot on the letter "i" in Merci. I love adding a pearl or a rhinestone as the finishing touch to a card! This fun fold was inspired by a Christmas card that fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Laura Seki shared on the Stampin' Up! exclusive Demonstrator only Facebook group.

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Edited on 3/25/20: This is a mini version of the card shown above. Finished size when closed is 3" x 4". Here are the directions:

The mini card is 4" x 6", scored at 3". Then cut at 1" up to the score line and stop. Then cut up on the 3" mark and stop. That will form two end panels, 1" wide. The Designer Paper is 3/4" x 2 3/4" for each end panel, and for the inside. The Designer Paper on the center panel is 1 3/4" x 2 3/4". The Window Sheet piece on the mini card is 1" x 3".

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The mini card when opened!
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This is another version of this super fun fold using the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set Happy Birthday To You and the Birthday Dies. Click on the photo above to visit the blog post with details on this card.

 

This video walks you through the basics of this fun fold (and I share some additional samples too). 
 
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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have you joined my Suestampfield Facebook Group yet?! We would love to have you join us there! I share LOTS more of my projects, videos, and there is a file section where I have been adding my library of PDF Tutorials. You can join the group HERE. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Susan 

 

Adorable Bunny Box Basket!

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Cute! What fun to make these for each of your Easter dinner guests to have at their spot! I have a video and a free PDF tutorial for you to download!
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It's fun to decorate the back side of the box basket too!
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The adorable bunny is from the Welcome Easter stamp set - which also has a lamb and a chick, all are super cute! I used the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend to color the bunny and I lightened the color on her cheeks with the Color Lifter.
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The new So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Paper was perfect for this spring themed project - it is a NEW Sale-a-bration choice, free with a $50 order while supplies last or until March 31st. This paper will go fast, don't miss out! The colors are Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, and Purple Posy. You get 2 12" x 12" sheets of each color in the pack.
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The sweet posy flower dies that I used on the front and back of the box are from the Sending Flowers Dies - it is part of the Product Coordination Release and is only available while supplies last or until March 31st. I added some "bling" with the pink rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack.
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Two Ghirardelli Bunnies and Eggs chocolates fit perfectly in the box or one Russell Stovers Chocolate Egg is also a perfect fit!
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The box base was a piece of cardstock that I scored and cut, see the tutorial below for the dimensions. I decorated the box with some of the stitched scalloped rectangle dies from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  These dies are have become one of my "go to" dies this spring - I just love the delicate scallop and stitching on this project!
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The ribbon handle is attached with Tear & Tape, the Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Purple Posy matches the scallop dies giving the perfect finishing touch to this project! 

 

Here is a video showing how to make the box!

Get the free PDF Tutorial here!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to place your order soon so that you don't miss out on the pretty So Very Vellum free Sale-a-bration choice! Happy creating!

Susan

 

More Fun With Fun Folds!

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I love fun folds! Today I'm excited to share the Double Z Fold featuring the Painted Poppies bundle.  I have a link to a free step by step photo tutorial for you below and a video walking you through the project. 

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Here is what the card looks like when it is closed. This version uses the pretty Rich Razzleberry cardstock and coordinating Stampin' Blends to color the poppy. 
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And here is how it opens. Can you see the double Z?!

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Stampin' Blends work great to color the images, you can really add some detailed shading with the combo pack - and if you go outside of the lines you can use the Color Lifter to fix it! In the PDF tutorial below a walk you through how to color with the Stampin' Blends.

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I designed this card for my recent Stmap-A-Stack event - it was a hit! The attendees made 12 cards (4 designs, 3 of each design). They made 2 Poppy and 1 Razzleberry of this design. I'm sharing all of the designs this week in my Suestampfield Facebook Group - I would love to have you join me there, everyone is welcome!

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The layer behind the poppy is a die cut label from the Painted Label Dies - not only does it cut the die shape but it adds an embossed detail around the border, so pretty! When you purchase the Painted Poppies bundle you get both the dies and the stamp set for a 10% savings.

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The inside greeting is from the FREE Sale-a-bration Sending You Thoughts stamp set!

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The Poppy is popped up with Dimensionals. And the Glittered Organdy Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch! I love to pair this ribbon with the Poppies!

 

Here is the video of this project from the Facebook Live on my Facebook page.

I have a free PDF Tutorial for you HERE.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Which color is your favorite, Poppy Parade or Rich Razzleberry? I love them both - just can't decide!!

Susan