Happy Birthday from Stamping with Friends

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Stamping with Friends is back with another round of birthday cards. Do you love dreaming about outer space travel? Kids (and grown-ups) are amazed by space travel and planets, so this stamp set is ideal for a 10-year old’s birthday card. I enjoyed using Reach for the Stars. I haven’t used this set much, but making this card today brought me joy. The DSP with the colorful planets is the perfect complement to this stamp set. I just can’t resist Designer Series paper with bright colors!

reach for the stars

 

Can you spot the sneak peek of a new product? The Berry Burst and Basic White Glimmer Paper will be available in March 2024. Glimmer Paper is one of my favorite accent elements! I stamped the astronaut in Memento Black and embossed him with clear embossing powder. It gives his suit a subtle shine without being overwhelming. The astronaut and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals to create texture and lift.

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Stamping with Friends Share Z-Fold Cards

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Greetings on this lovely Saturday! Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? It feels like we just celebrated Christmas a few days ago! Today we are exploring Z-Fold Cards. I searched on Pinterest for some inspiration and discovered at least 29 different ways to make a Z-fold card. There are countless variations. You will be amazed by the creativity of this hop as each stamper will have unique designs.

My card features the Double Z-Fold design. The cool thing about this fold is that it can be either horizontal or vertical. I adore it! Trusty Tools Bundle grabbed my attention as soon as I saw the mini catalog. Today is the first time I have used it, but it will not be the last! This fun set is perfect for the men in your life, even if they are not really into woodworking or tools. The sentiments are also bold and large, which I love.

Trusty Tools

Are you ready to hop along? Here is my Trusty Tools Z-Fold card. I went with a vertical layout for this card. I am in love with this tool box! Can you think of any other uses for it? Maybe an Easter basket, makeup holder, flower box?

Trusty tools

Trusty Tools

Trusty Tools

The bonus for this card is all the tools are cut from the matching Designer Series Paper. Trusty Toolbox DSP is FREE with a $50.00 (US) purchase. Win. win!

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Waterfall Card for Stamping with Friends

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I haven’t made a Waterfall card in ages. It’s such a fun and enjoyable activity! This cute card brings me joy. A waterfall card has four embellished squares that, when the tab is pulled, it flips up to show the next picture. People adore cards with dynamic elements and this one has an extra feature: your message or another picture is uncovered as you pull down the tab. A card with motion AND a hidden message is unique.

You’ll be clucking with delight over the Hey Chuck waterfall card! These whimsical hens and hilarious sayings are ideal for a waterfall card.

Hey Chuck

 

Hey Chuck

Hey Chuck

I’m eager to find out what the others have made. The cards will surely be extraordinary and original. Hop on to my friends & discover more waterfall cards!

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Stamping with Friends Share the Paper Kintsugi Technique

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My stamping friends and I are sharing a very different technique today. It is called Paper Kintsugi.

You may have heard of Kintsugi before. If not, this is the meaning: Kintsugi, “golden joinery”), also known as kintsukuroi (“golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

I love how it represents that we are stronger in the broken places.

As crafters we have taken the “broken pottery” idea and transferred it to paper.

Wonderful Thoughts, Paper Kintsugi

You can achieve this effect by tearing the paper gently with your fingers, making short rips along the edge. Then, you press one of the torn edges on the VersaMark pad. You only need to do this for one edge, as the other one will be hidden under the top layer. After that, you apply heat and embossing powder to the edges to create a shiny finish. You can use any color of embossing powder you like.

Now you can put the pieces back together to form the card front or image. It helps to have a slightly smaller piece of cardstock to glue the pieces on. For my card, I chose a Pretty Peacock piece of Designer Series Paper (Earthen Elegance). I liked how the paper had a subtle texture that reminded me of pottery. I added a warm sentiment from the Wonderful Thoughts stamp set.

Do you see the gold trim? I made it by pulling out the inner filling of the Simply Elegant Gold Trim. This way, you get a thinner and more textured piece of twine.

I hope you will hop on for more inspiration. I can’t wait to see all the Paper Kintsugi creations.

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Stamping with Friends are Sharing Online Exclusives

Welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop, where we are showcaseing  projects made with the Online Exclusives from Stampin’ Up! For my project, I chose the So Very Merry stamp set, which is perfect for Christmas cards. I made two simple cards using the stained-glass images from this set.

So Very Merry

 

The first card has a shiny Santa that looks like glass. I colored him with Blends and then added a piece of Window Sheet using an adhesive sheet. This card also uses the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper, which is also an online exclusive. You can see how I did this in my video HERE:

 

The second card is a fun fold card. I have used this fold before, but with different measurements.

So Very Merry

I love the Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper on the card. It is so pretty!

Measurements:

  • Card base Lost Lagoon cardstock, cut at 8-1/4″ x 5-1/2,” and scored at 1,” 2,” 3,” 4.”
  • Pillar Panels: Pool Party cardstock: 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (3) and Dry Brushed Metallic DSP: 5/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Background Panel: cardstock: Pool Party 3″ x 5-1/4″ and Dry Brushed Metallic DSP: 2-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Focal Point Card Base: cardstock: 4″ x 4-1/2″ and scored at 1/2,” and 1-1/2″
  • Pool Party cardstock: 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (embossed with Merry Melody folder)

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Stamping with Friends Share Partial Die Cut Technique

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Hello and welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. Our theme for today is Partial Die Cut cards.

I was a bit nervous about this challenge at first. But then I discovered how fun and easy partial die cutting can be. This weekend you will find me making more cards with this technique! Isn’t it amazing how a challenge can spark new inspiration?

Irresistible Blooms

Irresistible Blooms

For this card, I used the Irresistible Blooms bundle and the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper. I chose one simple blossom for my first attempt at partial die cutting. After stamping and die cutting the flower I used Stamin’ Blends for coloring and added some Wink of Stella for shine. Sprinkling a few Tinsel Gems added sparkle and interest to the card front. Tinsel Gems are my new favorite embellishment.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m excited to see what the other stampers have created. Don’t forget to hop along and check out their beautiful projects.

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