How to Make an Envelope

Hi Stampers!

Hope everyone is safe and healthy!  I’m early with my post this month.  My family will be visiting from Ohio later this month, so I have to get everything I need to accomplish done early.  Today I have a quick video  on how to make an envelope for the card we made last month.  I felt I left you a little high and dry last time as we made an odd size card and no way to mail it!  You can use this technique for any size card.  I hope it is informative and helpful.

 

 

 

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Fun Fold Card

Hi Stampers!

I’m back to stamping so I have another video for you this month.  It’s another fun fold card.  It’s called a bridge fold.  I’ve seen these around for awhile, and I wanted to make one.  I finally found the card stock dimensions the other day while I was playing around on.  I’m sure you are going to love it!  It is so cute.  I used mostly new product from the Holiday catalog.  The link for the new catalog is over on the right side of this page along with a link to my online store!  Enjoy the video and have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

The card base measures 5-1/2″ x 9″and with the long edge of the card stock at the top of the Simply Scored Board I scored it at 1-1/2″, 3″, 6″ and 7-1/2″.   The bridge across the front measures 6″ x 1-1/2″.  You can decorate it however you like.

 

 

 

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Crafts Other Than Stamping

Hello Stamping Friends!

I hope you don’t mind this month’s post won’t be stamping related.  I spent the month doing very little of it and A LOT of time doing other crafts.  I did manage to create four Christmas cards for next month’s club. But for this month, I thought I would share a few of the other projects I worked on.

First off, both of my children work in health care for the same hospital system in Colorado, and they both asked if I would make them a few scrub caps.  I don’t think scrub caps were ever something they had a desire to wear before the Covid19 pandemic.  Now they want to remain as covered as possible while at work. So, I managed to make two for each of them.  My son’s cap came with very specific requirements.  He wanted Green Bay Packers material and buttons sewn to the sides so he could run the cords of his face mask behind them instead of his ears.  Finding Green Bay Packers material in Colorado took a little while.  It was nowhere to be found in the local stores, so I went online.  It cost a little more than I would normally pay for a yard of material, but he doesn’t make too many requests and I never did get to take him out for his birthday in March because of everything closing.  I decided I could splurge a little on him.  I found the pattern for this cap on Pintrist.  It is a version of several that the free pattern offers.  Here is a link to the pattern if you are interested.

I’ve harassed my daughter too many times to mention about sending me a photo of herself in the scrub cap I made her, but she hasn’t bothered yet so you will have to use your imagination.  When I finished with the  caps, I had enough of the material I used for my daughter’s  left over so I made my 2.5 year old grand daughter a pillow case dress with it.

She visited over this past weekend and she wore the dress, but she wouldn’t let me take a picture of her in it. (I think she gets it from her mom! 🙂 The dress was another pattern I got off Pintrist.  The link is here.

A couple other things I worked on this month were a few recycled glass projects. Using glass i.e. plates, bowls, vases, glasses, etc. I found at the dollar store and local thrift stores, I created a few lawn ornaments for my back yard.  My back yard has been needing a complete overhaul, but since that isn’t going to happen anytime in the near future, I decided to clean things up a little on my own and add some fun stuff back there.  After all, the back yard is our vacation destination for this year…maybe even next year.  So, I might as well enjoy sitting out there. 🙂

The first lawn ornaments I created are these mushrooms and a mini bird bath.  (The clay frogs are candle holders.)

The mushroom on the left with the blue stem was made using items from the dollar store.  The mushroom on the right ismade out of two items I found at a local thrift store.  And the mini bird bath to the back is created out of a pink covered candy dish and small vase I had collected awhile ago.  My biggest recycled glass project was a full size bird bath pictured below.  All of the glassware is stuff I found at a local thrift store.

My final project for the month of July was up-cycling my denim jacket.  I’ve seen many with lace trim for sale but they are always so expensive!  And my philosophy is,  why pay money for something you can make for twice the amount?!  I’m being sarcastic, if you didn’t realize.  Sometimes that is usually what happens.  By the time you finishing purchasing all the things you need to create something, you realize it would have been less expensive to buy it already done.  At any rate, I added some lace trimming to my denim jacket, and I am looking forward to wearing it this fall.  I hung it in our coat closet so I see it when I need a jacket.  I was keeping it in my clothing closet and realized I never wore it.

So these were all of my July crafts.  If you have any questions about them, let me know.  I would be happy to answer them.

Until next time…

Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dandelion Shadow Box Card (also Blossoms in Bloom)

Hi Stampers!

Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!  There is nothing new here to report other than the gym has opened back up and I went there four times since last week.  I wonder everyday I set foot in there if I am doing the right thing by going.  I don’t want to catch any of this virus stuff!  They are running at I think less than 1/2 capacity.  We have to make a reservation for any class we want to attend and can only make it up to 48 hours in advance.  We are also only allowed 1 hour per visit per day.

My husband and I went out to eat for the first time since February last Friday.  We went to a restaurant where we could eat outside on purpose.  There was definitely MORE than 6 feet of space between the tables, so I felt very safe.  Each time the waitress came to the table we wore our masks.  Trying to be safe and still enjoy life a little.

I’ve been a stamping fool lately.  There isn’t much else to do other than clean and if you put cleaning and stamping in front of me, stamping will win every time. 🙂

 

As I mention in the video, I started out wanting to make a shadow box card. My initial thought was to use the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and Many Layered Blossoms dies, but I ended up creating a shadow box card out of one of my monthly club cards.  For the card I am featuring today,  I used the Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder along with a sentiment and image from Dandelion Wishes stamp set. I love dandelions and I think the embossing folder and stamp set go very well together.   I will give you the dimensions of the card stock pieces and colors used for the two initial cards I was going to make.  The video will give you all the information you will need for the Dandelion Shadow Box card.  The first supply list at the end of the post contains all the things you will need to create the Dandelion card.  The second supply list will be preceded by the card stock dimensions for the other two cards.

If you watch the video, you will notice I didn’t decorate the inside front cover of the card.  This is a photo of how I decided to quickly cover up that seam the card base creates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to make this card? Just click on the images in the showcase to add the items to your shopping cart or click the button at the bottom of each showcase to add everything into your cart.

Enjoy the video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what you need for the dandelion card.

Dimensions for the Blossoms in Bloom cards are as follows:
  • For card base you need two pieces of the same color card stock that measure 5 1/2″ x 11″, and 5 1/2″ x 4″
  • Inside the card you need two pieces of the same color that measure 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Front of the card you need 2 pieces of the same color.  One piece is 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and one piece that measures 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″
  • Also on the front a piece of Whisper White 2 3/4″ x 4″
This is what you need for the other two cards.

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