Sunday, October 17, 2021

Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Thanksgiving Triple Pocket Twist


 

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. When you have completed each post, be sure to scroll down to the bottom and you will see the list of Blog Hop Participants. You may either click on their name to go to their post or click the NEXT button.  Happy Crafting, and I hope you enjoy this month’s theme is: Thanksgiving. 

My project for this hop is the Triple Pocket Twist. This fold was on Splitcoaststampers, and was created by Twilla Davis.   The DSP is from Beauty of the Earth. This set of paper is perfect for year-round since there are samples representing winter, spring, summer, and fall. This pattern is ideal for a Thanksgiving theme.  Here is the video for more directions. Triple Pocket Twist

Cut List

1. 8-1/4" x 8-1/8" Cajun Craze, scoring on the 8-1/4" side at 4-1/8"

2.  Rotate and score on the 8 1/8" side at 1/2", 2 7/8", 5 1/4", & 7 5/8".

3.  Flip over and score diagonally from the top of the 1/2" scoreline to the bottom 3rd scoreline. Turn around and do the same.

4. Trim away parts of the 1/2" scorelines as shown in picture. Add adhesive to flaps.

 


5. Cut one 4" x 2 1/4" and two 3 7/8" x 2 1/4" pieces of patterned paper.

Take the 2 smaller pieces and cut into triangles, being sure to cut from bottom left to top right.

6. Adhere to the card base. I did take pictures, but my camera died, and no more pictures. I did take a picture of the card folded after the Tear and Taped pieces were attached. Here is what it looks like. But before I took off the release sheet, I made sure that all the folds were creased backwards and forwards so that the card would fold easily.

Right side                                                            Backside


7. Create a belly band from 1" x11." Attach the Gold Shimmer Vellum label die-cut from the Tasteful Label Dies. Thanksgiving was die-cut from Cajun Craze using the Word Wishes Dies. Embellish with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Gems. Add the gift card before folding up.



 

 


Thank you so much for checking out our hop today! We know you are

 going to love all the other projects you will see on the hop today, so 

don’t forget to hop all the way around, leaving a comment is an added 

bonus. You are currently at my blog – Laurie Bradshaw. Check out the

 list below to make sure you see who is next. Please click on the names

 below to continue on the hop.  


 

 Blog Hop

Tammy Civello-CA

Kurstan del Rosario- CA 

Sandra Hernandez-GA 

Sharon Lim-CA

Teri West-AK 

Laurie Bradshaw-CA ( You are here) 



Monday, October 11, 2021

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop October 2021 Eden's Garden Meets Artistic Dies



Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.
You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.


This gorgeous card uses the upcoming, sneak peak Eden's Garden.  The Ever Eden DSP is used with a  gate fold and a belly band decorated with the Artistic Dies using the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. The inside can be embellished with any sentiment, including "Thank You.




 I have another sample using this versatile suite. It is the Interlocking Gate Fold Card.

It is available now for demonstrators, but customers have to wait to purchase until  November 2nd. Would you like to join my team and get this suite today? Please let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you 'hop' around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them. Be sure to leave a comment!

Blog Hop Links


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Cutest Halloween Candy Holder

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. When you have completed each post, be sure to scroll down to the bottom and you will see the list of Blog Hop Participants. You may either click on their name to go to their post or click the NEXT button.  Happy Crafting, and I hope you enjoy this month’s theme:
Halloween.

I love M&M's, and this treat holder is perfect for those mini-M&M's. I found the food grade tubes at Amazon. I used the Cute Halloween 6"x6" DSP  for the decorating of this box. Using many of the various sheets to create this colorful treat that anyone would be happy to receive. 

I have a tutorial created from previous paper that gives all the supplies and measurements in both Imperial and Metric. Please ask for it in the comments below. I will include the basic cut directions here.

  • Pumpkin Pie

    • 5-1/2” x 10”

    • 3/4"X 2-1/2"

  • DSP Cute Halloween

    • 5” x 3” (Back)

    • 1-3/4"x 2-3/4" (Front)

    • 1" X 1-3/4 " (Side of Box) x2

    • 1" X 2-3/4" (Bottom)

  • DESCRIPTION – COLOUR

    • 12” (x2) Black and White Ribbon) 

  • Candy Storage Tubes (Amazon)

  • Mini M&M's


  1. Cut out each piece listed in the measurements above.

  2. Score on the short edge at 1-1/4 Inches (3.2cm). On the longer edge score at 5", 6-1/4", 8-1/4", 9-1/2" (12.7cm, 15.9cm, 21cm, 24.1cm)

  3. Burnish on all the score lines. Cut the flaps as shown, cutting off the last score line. Miter the edges on the flap. Use the hole punch to cut out the needed size for the candy tubes. Attach Tear and Tape as shown.

     

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  1. Decorate as desired. I used DSP from Cute Halloween . Glue the DSP to the various sides of the treat holder. 

  2. Fill tubes with Mini M&M's since the tubes have narrow openings. 

  3. Use the Black and White Ribbon and tie a bow on each tube.

  4. Give to one lucky person to help make her day!

     



     

    Thank you so much for checking out our hop today! We know you are going to love all the other projects you will see on the hop today, so don’t forget to hop all the way around, leaving a comment is an added bonus. You are currently at my blog – Laurie Bradshaw. Check out the list below to make sure you see who is next. Please click on the names below to continue on the hop.  

    Blog Hop:

    Tammie Civello-CA

    Kurstan del Rosario-CA 

    Sandra Hernandez-GA

    Sharon Lim-CA  

    Teri West-AK

    Laurie Bradshaw-CA 

    Christy Frank-CA

     


Sunday, August 15, 2021

Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Birthday Blackberry Beauty Criss-Cross Card


 Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. When you have completed each post, be sure to scroll down to the bottom and you will see the list of Blog Hop Participants. You may either click on their name to go to their post or click the NEXT button.  Happy Crafting, and I hope you enjoy this month’s theme: Birthdays!

My order of Blackberry Beauty finally came last night. I could now begin creating with this lovely suite of products. I can see these products being used to make all kinds of cards, not just birthday cards. 

I decided to try a card that I have never tried before. I made a vertical and horizontal Criss-Cross Fold Over card and decorated envelopes. I took inspiration from Rachel Tessman.

Looking at these gorgeous papers I saw the owls right away. I couldn't help but think about the owl in Harry Potter! This owl is bringing birthday wishes for one lucky person!

I used the same paper but I just folded them slightly different, decorating with the Blackberry Ephemera pack. This awesome package contains ready-to-use pieces that match perfectly with this DSP. I changed up the labels, adding  brushed metallic DSP  to one, the new Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots on two, and the lovely Gold Shimmer Ribbon on the other. The Basic White piece is an insert where I stamped Happy Birthday on the top of the cardstock with Blackberry Bliss Ink using the birthday stamp from Sweet as a Peach Polymer Stamp Set. 

Check out the video from Rachel Tessman for step-by-step directions:

https://stampyourartout.com/2021/04/hand-penned-criss-cross-cards.html


Materials

  • Cordinating Color Cardstock
    • Two pieces of 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to the short end at 5-1/2” then cut diagonally from the middle edge to an outer corner
  • Basic White Cardstock
    • 3-3/4” x 5-1/8”
    • Scrap for stamping and die-cutting labels
  • Blackberry Beauty Designer Paper
    • 4” x 5-1/4”
    • 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" (for the envelope)

Metric Measurements…

  • Coordinating Color Cardstock
    • Two pieces of 10.5 cm x 29.7 cm scored parallel to the short end at 14.8 cm then cut diagonally from the middle edge to an outer corner
  • Basic White Cardstock
    • 3 cm x 13.9 cm
    • Scrap for stamping and die-cutting floral cluster
  • Blackberry Beauty Designer Paper
    • 9 cm x 14.2 cm 

 

Here are all the birthday cards that I made using the Criss-Cross fold. I hope you will be encouraged to make some birthday cards with the products from the Blackberry Beauty Suite.


 Thank you so much for checking out our hop today! We know you are going to love all the other projects you will see in the hop today, so don’t forget to hop all the way around. Leaving a comment is an added bonus. You are currently at my blog – Laurie Bradshaw. Check out the list below to make sure you see who is next. Please click on the names below to continue on the hop. 

Tammy Civello-CA

Sandra Hernandez-GA 

Sharon Lim-CA

Darla Foster -CO

Teri West-AK

Laurie Bradshaw-CA (You are here)

 


Friday, July 30, 2021

Silver Elite Blog Hop July Turtle Friends

Welcome to the Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. When you have completed each post, be sure to scroll down to the bottom and you will see the list of Blog Hop Participants. You may either click on their name to go to their post or click the NEXT button.  Happy Crafting, and I hope you enjoy this month’s theme: Fun Folds.

My contribution to this hop is this adorable stand-up card using the Turtle Friends bundle. Here are the directions for you!

This cute pop-up card can be made with any cardstock and DSP. I CASED Karen Ksenzakovic's card with Turtle Friends, but changed the measurements to fit in an A-2 envelope.


Base Soft Succulent 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Scored at 1/2
, 1 1/2,
3-1/4" & 4-1/4"


1st Layer Symmetry DSP 4" x 5-1/4"(Watch the pattern when cutting)


2nd Layer Night of Navy 2-1/2 " x 4-1/2" Scored at 1/2"

&1-1/2"


3rd Layer Symmetry DSP 2-3/8 x 2-7/8" Adhere to Night of

Navy


4th Layer Basic White Largest Seasonal Label Dies


5th Layer
Night of Navy 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" with Basic White 5-1/4"x 4"(Back side of card)


Start by scoring the the card base. and create a rectangle by adhering the small fold to the
Symmetry DSP. Glue the smaller Night of Navy and the small blue Symmetry DSP to the Night of
Navy cardstock.Decorate the Seasonal Label Die as desired. Adhere to the front panel. On the

back side, adhere the Night of Navy cardstock. Layer with Basic White, Decorate as desired.
 


 

Thank you so much for checking out our hop today! We know you are going to love all the other projects you will see in the hop today, so don’t forget to hop all the way around. You are currently at my blog – Laurie Bradshaw. Check out the list below to make sure you see who is next. Please click on the names below to continue on the hop. 

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Janice PiechowiakCreating Treasures with Janice
Linda MooreMoore Fun Stamping and Creating with Linda
Nedine Hunter DuPreeCraft Lounge Creations
Libby Fenslibbystamps
Kelly TarantoThe Late Night Stamper
Karen EganCrafty Karen Designs
Tricia ButtsTricia's Stamping Creations
Eva DietzHomemade with Heart - Stampin' with Eva
Diane MarieCreative Stamper
Cathy RoccaFromTheStampStudio
Sue KremerNorthStarStamper
Tracy ByersCards, Crafts and Stamps with Tracy
Laurie BradshawCraft Coach Laurie
Nancy ReynoldsStampin' With Nutsy
Xenia StanfordHeritage Stamp Arts

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Christmas Wise Men Shaker Card

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Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.

When you have completed each post, be sure to scroll down to the bottom and you will see the list of Blog Hop Participants. You may either click on their name to go to their post or click the NEXT button.  Happy Crafting, and I hope you enjoy this month’s theme:Christmas.



 

My favorite stamp set in all of the July-December  Mini Catalog is the Wise Men Bundle, so I knew I wanted to try this for my creation this month. I am pairing this with my other top choices, Peaceful Place, Silver Foil Specialty Paper, the Merry Melody 3-D Embossing Folder, and Subtle Shimmer Sequins to make this a shaker card.

Since the intricate die for the Wise Men is very detailed and more square than rectangular in shape. I changed the size from an A-2 card to 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". It should fit in a 6" x 6" envelope. Here are the measurements for this card if you would like to try!

Basic Gray  Card Base                 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"

Silver Foil Specialty Pack            5-1/4" x 5-1/4" (Emboss with Merry Melody Embossing Folder)

Peaceful Place DSP                       4-1/4" x 4-1/2" (Cut out with the Moroccan influenced die)

Basic White                                   (Die cut the 3 wise men.  Color with Stampin' Blends of your choice.)

Basic Gray                                     5-1/4" x 5-1/4" (Inside piece)

In order to make the shaker card, I used 2 plastic sheets cut smaller than the Peaceful Place DSP. Attach one and use the adhesive foam to create your well. Add the Subtle Shimmer Sequins to the "well." Adhere the second plastic sheet. Add this piece to the layered base, as shown. Place the die cut wise men and position with Dimensionals. Create  a sentiment tag and heat emboss the star and the Wise men still seek Him. Adhere flat on top of the wise men. Glue Smoke Grey piece on the inside to allow for stamping and writing a message .

Are you ready to start making Christmas cards yet?

 Thank you so much for checking out our hop today! We know you are going to love all the other projects you will see in the hop today, so don’t forget to hop all the way around. You are currently at my blog – Laurie Bradshaw. Check out the list below to make sure you see who is next. Please click on the names below to continue on the hop. 

 

 

 Blog Hop

Kurstan del Rosario –CA  

Teri West –AK  

Laurie Bradshaw –CA (You are here)

Tammy Civello –CA 

Christy Frank –CA 

Sharon Lim –CA 

Sandra Hernandez –GA 

Danielle Deana'e Diaz-NM 

Darla Foster -CO 


Monday, July 12, 2021

Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop Harvest Meadow Suite Thank You Card


 Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! 


We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.
 

This thank you card uses the new Harvest Meadow Suite from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. I brought my pre-order materials to see my upline, Cindee Wilkinson. We just started stamping and die cutting the stamped pieces. My favorite piece is  cut from the new Cork DSP. This textured paper is perfect for the tan wheat branches. The other sheaf is cut from Soft Succulent. The Bumbee-colored flowers are cut from the Harvest Meadow DSP. There is just the right amount of print!

The Base is Moonlight Madness matted with the Harvest DSP. Colors and Contours is used for the Basic White layer. Thank you is stamped in Moonlight Madness. I embellished with the new 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems from the Annual Catalog. I created matching ribbon by coloring the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon with the Dark Moonlight Madness Stampin' Blend Pen. Be sure to use the brush tip turned on the side to color the ribbon. Don;t forget to decorate the inside of the card!


This thank you card will be given to  anyone ordering $50 or more from my online store. I can't help but want to show off these beautiful crafting materials!


 

Thank you so much for checking out our hop today! We know you are going to love all the other projects you will see in the hop today so don’t forget to hop all the way around. You are currently at my blog – Laurie Bradshaw. Check out the list below to make sure you see who is next. Please click on the names below to continue on the hop.

HOP ALONG


Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Thanksgiving Triple Pocket Twist

    Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year. We hope to inspire you to create...