Thursday, December 3, 2020

A Different GateFold

 Yesterday I made my weekly FB video (now on YouTube) making a gate fold card of a different design than I've done before. It had extra gate folds! Pretty cool though my brain wasn't fully focused on card making.  Oh well, the card turned out pretty cool anyway.

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I think I've seen this style card before, I just haven't made one.  I used a 12" x 12" sheet of card stock to make 2 cards.You can use a 8 1/2" x 11" and make 1 card.  Anyway, I cut off 1" then cut 2 pieces 5 1/2" x 11" out of the remaining large piece. Save the strips for the belly bands! 

I scored my card base at 1 1/4" and 3 3/8" then flipped it around and scored it again, same measurements.  I folded the 3 3/8" scores in and the 1 1/4" scores out. You can see in the above photo how it should look. I cut my decorative layers to fit using Fun Stampers Journey's Good Vibe Prints (on sale now!). I then made a belly band out of the 1" strip and added the decorative piece.

To stamp my image I used my Create-a-Palette and assorted Fun Stampers Journey ink refills to color. This particular pad uses Candy Apple, Citrus Cooler, Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, and Beach Ball. You can use whatever colors you want! I also used 3 Stickles of coordinating colors.  I got them from a friend a few years ago when she was clearing out some of her stash. A couple Sweet Candy Drops finished my flower piece.

Have you made this style of gate fold?

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The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him. Psalm 103:17

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Wednesday Desk... er....

 Well.  Do you know what day it is?? Wednesday! Desk Day! And I don't have a desk picture because I was gone all afternoon yesterday. And this is week 600 for Julia of the Stamping Ground and the gals that are brave enough to share their desks!!!  Imagine that! Julia's done an amazing job keeping this going and I have "met" many wonderful ladies! I joined up in Feb. 2012.
This post was prepped last evening and the light, well, very little. And my desk, well, empty. That will all change this morning as I have to prep for my weekly video and I do have a project pretty much ready.  But, I will share my Big Bird. He's gotten his red bow on and he is ready for Christmas. He's the only one that is!

Not quite what you were thinking, huh? A friend at church made him.  The body is the knot where the parasite mistletoe grows on our mesquite trees. The head, neck, and beak are a branch. The eyes are the cut end of a small branch. The legs/feet are rebar that is used in making concrete sidewalks, driveways, building footings, etc. And he is ugly! But I love him. There's quite a process of making one of these with LOTS of drying time then figuring out the assembly, staining, etc. I was so excited to get him.  We gave our friend quite a few pieces of the knots as we cut the mistletoe out of our trees as they will kill the tree.  Anyway, I'm starting to decorate and have taken down all my fall/Thanksgiving stuff and have put that stuff away. The tree is out of storage and ready to be unboxed and decorated. Not sure how far I'll get today. 

So, now that you've seen my Big Bird and read my post (maybe), please head over to Julia's and check out the links to other desks.

And have a wonderful week!

Stampin Carol
He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.   Revelation 21:7

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Sizzix Product Information

I am no longer an affiliate for Sizzix due to their constantly dropping my links. If you click on a Sizzix link you will get an error page. I can't remove those links.  I am an affiliate for (link in the side bar) and they carry a lot of Sizzix products.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Stampin Carol

Stamp Club Make N Take Cards

Happy December 1st!  Don't blink or Christmas will surprise you and be here!
This past Saturday I finally attended our Tucson stamp group meeting, SALSA (Stampers At Large, Stamping Away) since March.  I felt it was time.  I took 2 friends with me and we had a great girls day out!  While at SALSA we made some cards and I have 5 of the 6 completed.  The 6th was a fancy fold and I'm thinking of making it on my video tomorrow.  But now for the cards. We made cards from 3 color schemes, red, blue, and green.

All products used are from Stampin Up!  That's probably because our club leader and 2nd are both demonstrators. I have a couple SU sets but since I'm an affiliate for the companies in the side bar I typically buy from them to promote them.  But these are cute.

I thought this mint green was a bit different but it works well with the print paper. It's hard to see the silver pine cone under the green bow on the top card but it is there. 

I was getting my Christmas cards stamped with my name on the back Sunday and I got over 50 cards I can send out!! Oh my! Well, 2 already got sent for swaps I'm in. I do need to finish the insides so that will be this weeks project.  I can do the sentiments in an assembly line and do like 10 in the same sentiment using my stamp positioners. They sure make it relatively speedy!

Do you have your cards done?

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Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.  Psalm 97:11

Monday, November 30, 2020

Believe in the Magic

My friend, Angie, and her hubby went to Phoenix a while back and she called for the name of my favorite little stamping store. Well, I told her it is The Paper Collage in Peoria and they went there. She got some goodies and got me a great little stamp set by Clearly Whimsy Stamps called Gnome for the Holidays.  I finally finished a couple necessary projects and made a card!

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I don't see this set on her website and another by the same company is sold out. But I love this set!

I even used Pamela's (store owner) own designed print paper! I purchased a bunch of it last July and used almost all of it for my Christmas card class on Nov. 20th.  Isn't this little guy adorable!!

I colored with my Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst pencils and added Journey Glaze to the lights and star. The light blue background is a piece of white card stock that was embossed with Sizzix Snowfall/Speckles embossing folder then sprayed with FSJ's Lovely Blue Pearl Splash. There's not a lot of shimmer to the embossed piece but just a hint.  Love it!

It's hard to "believe" that today is the last day of November! Oh my, I need to start getting my Christmas stuff started! Have you got your tree up?  Any outside decorations??

Stampin Carol
You wove me in my mother's womb, I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:13-14