Thursday, April 11, 2019

Easter Flip Book and Notecard Holder

This bunny is so cute from the Stampin' Up! Fable Friends set! I created this little flip book and four notecards for an Easter swap. I got the idea for the flip book from Marilyn Brown. She's an amazing artist and friend I follow on Twitter and Periscope. Click HERE to watch her video tutorial. 
Here is a close up of the flip book cover. I used lots of dies and punches. I had my colors coordinate with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. The little bunny is colored with Watercolor Pencils and blended using a Blender Pen. 
There are four pages inside and the back is a pocket which holds the envelopes for the notecards. The flip book is 4-1/2" x 6" and the notecards are 3-1/2" x 5". I've been obsessed lately with the pre-cut and pre-scored Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (131527). You can get 20 cards and envelopes for only $6.50 USD plus tax and shipping. 
I embossed the envelope flaps with the Quilt Top Embossing folder. The back pocket holds 4 envelopes comfortably.
Here's a look at the notcards. Four notecards fit nicely in the flip book pockets. I would suggest using a plain piece of 12" x 12" paper to make a protype first, so you can practice your folds before starting your flip book. You can click on any of the photos for a larger view. Here are the measurements:
I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.krisk.stampinup.net to just browse or place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134

  • Stamp Set: Fable Friends
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Take Your Pick Tool, Watercolor Pencils, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen
  • Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Note Cards & Envelopes Whisper White, Crochet Trim, Brusho Crystal Color  
  • Designer Series Paper: Gingham Gala, Botanical Butterfly
  • Punches: Story Label Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack
  • Big Shot: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Springtime Impressions Dies, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Monday, April 1, 2019

We Create In Color 2018-2019 Blog Hop

Welcome to April's Blog Hop with the We Create Design Team! Our theme is the 2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In Colors which includes Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  I'm featuring the stamp set, All the Good Things from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. There are ten stops along the way, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom and click the NEXT button to visit my talented friend Sharon's blog, Studio Shabaz - CreativeMe68. 
I created this colorful card by cutting out an 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" card base in Fresh Fig. Fold in half and set aside.  Next, cut 1" x 4" strips of cardstock from the In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock pack 2017-2019. Glue the strips to a 4" x 5-1/4" base. I used the Swirls and Curls Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder to emboss this piece. Next I cut it out with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Die (3-3/4" x 5-1/8"). Glue this to the front of your card. Die cut three rectangle pieces the same size (2-5/8" x 4") using Shimmery White, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist. 
I used an emboss resist technique on this image. Here's how! Using the Stamparatus, stamp the koi and the sentiment by coloring on the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers in the In Colors onto the Shimmery White rectangle. Stamp the image being careful not to move the stamp. Clean the stamp with the Simply Shamy and ink it with Versamark. Stamp over the image again with the Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder. I hand stamped the water lillies then stamped over them with Versamark by hand. Here's a look at the inside of the card.
I had an extra image and simply attached it to a card base from the pre-cut Note Cards and Envelopes (131527). Using Shimmery White cardstock allows you to watercolor on the image without it tearing. I scribbled with Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist on a craft mat and used an Aqua Painter to pick up the colors and drip and swirl them over the image. Since the koi and sentiment is embossed it keeps those colors from bleeding. Once the piece was dry I embossed it with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 
Using the same pre-cut notecards I colored directly on the stamp using Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Markers for a #simplestamping easy card. Join Stampin' Up's April #simplestamping challenge and post your creation on social media using the hashtag #simplestamping. Here are the creative parameters: Theme: Any occasion; Supplies: Stamps, ink, and paper; Twist: One of the retiring In Colors has to be featured in some way.
 
Thanks for visiting our blog hop! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Click the Next button below to visit Studio Shabaz - CreativeMe68 to see Sharon's In Color projects.
I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.krisk.stampinup.net to learn more about Stampin' Up's color collections and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134
  • Stamp Set: All the Good Things
  • Colors and Ink: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Shimmery White
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Take Your Pick Tool, Stamparatus
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread
  • Punch: Story Label Punch
  • Big Shot: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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