The watercolor technique is perfect with the Touches of Texture stamp set. I used the colors in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. I think this card would work for just about any event and the sentiments in Another Wonderful year give you lots of options.

I designed this card with the new stamper in mind, but I couldn’t help myself. I had to add a bit more texture with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder. The pattern is so subtle, it’s difficult to photograph. Stampin’ Up! used to sell plain and textured card stock and this folder adds a similar texture. Of course, using the embossing folder means you will need a Big Shot, something the new stamper may not own. You could certainly use Watercolor Paper instead of the regular Whisper White Card Stock I used. That would give you the texture without the Big Shot.

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Click here for the Cutting Plans and measurements for layers including 1/8″ increments.

Scraps? What scraps? I don’t have scraps, I have card bases and layers ready and waiting.

The basic card bases are 1/2 sheet of card stock, folded in half, resulting in a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card that fits in our medium envelopes. That gives you four options depending on which way you cut the card stock and which direction you put the fold. The vast majority of cards are one of the four. Add one more fold and you can make z-fold cards (Lots of Lavender, Star of Night, or Sharing Sweet Thoughts) or easel cards (Jar of Love or Bear Hugs). And of course, any of these cards can have any number and arrangements of layers. I think if you scroll my projects, you’ll recognize these basic cards. One of my most popular posts and YouTube videos has been my Basic Card Bases and Layers. I did that 4 years ago and I thought it was time to update it.

The video and detailed directions show how to cut your card stock and have them ready for creating a card in minutes. You can even have your local office supply store cut a stack of card stock for just a few dollars. These resources are perfect for not only card bases and layers, but they’re also just right for cutting pieces with the Big Shot.

I cut all scraps down to the basic layers and store each color in pouches. I didn’t explain in the video where I got the pouches. I cut my heavy duty recloseable bags down to 4 1/2″ high. (I think you could use quart-size freezer bags.) I added a piece of card stock, 6 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ and trimmed that down with the Envelope Punch Board to make file tabs. I have room for all the Stampin’ Up! colors in two photo boxes and there’s even room for envelopes in the boxes. Yes, I do keep full-size sheets on hand as well. Sometimes you just need larger sheets.

More organization means more time for crafting!

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I think Rooted in Nature is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018-2019 catalog. It has all the qualities of the beloved Lovely as a Tree with the added benefits of coordinating Framelits. It’s great for masculine cards. It can be used for Christmas and really any season. I shared a similar card a while ago, but hadn’t made a video. I made it at my in-house SIP Together, so it was time to make the video.

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Don’t miss out on the July Promotions!

Buy three of these Designer Series Paper packs, you will get a fourth free!

Now is a great time to join my team! A color family assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads sells for $67.50 and you can get one free if you sign up in July!

Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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Label your stamps with my Stamp Case Slips. The spine shows the catalog and the categories. The labels shows the page number you’ll find the set in the catalog. It also includes the name and item numbers for all the versions, wood and clear mount, and the French, German, and Dutch translations when available. The recommended blocks and coordinating products are there for your convenience as well.

Do you like to organize your stamp sets by theme? You can easily sort them all by color just as they are in the catalog. Look on page 1 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog for the categories. So all your stamps with Daffodil Delight on the spine will have stamps for Kids and Babies. Personally, I organize my stamps alphabetically and that’s easy too.

And if you keep retired products, it sure is handy having the catalog and page numbers listed, especially if you keep your catalogs. If you haven’t kept the catalogs, you can find nearly all of them online at Michael Funke’s site here.

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July Promotions

Two Great Deals for July!

Buy three of these Designer Series Paper packs, you will get a fourth free!

Now is a great time to join my team! A color family assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads sells for $67.50 and you can get one free if you sign up in July!

Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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Cake Soirée is such a beautiful stamp set and the coordinating Thinlits mean no “fussy cutting” for this card. Add a few extra score lines to the card base, add the layers in a different way, and you’ve got a fancy fold card! But it’s no more difficult than that. I love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper too. The paper and the Pearlized Doilies add a subtle sparkle that will make any birthday happy!

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Don’t forget about the July Designer Series Paper Promotion!

And the wonderful offer of a free set of 10 stamp pads from any color family when you join my team this month!

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I make custom boxes all the time. I didn’t even think to talk about them during my craft room tour. When my friend Barbara asked where I got the drawer organizers I realized I should make a video. These boxes are so quick, I’ll make them when I’m making lots of the same cards to hold elements until I’m ready for them. The same style boxes can be made to hold treats or whatever. You can make a top for the boxes using the exact same pattern, just allow an extra 1/16″ for the center section.

Click here for the directions. (I did rework the diagram so it matches the way I snip the tabs as shown in the video.)

Two New Deals!

First, if you buy three of these Designer Series Paper packs, you will get a fourth free!

Second, now is a great time to join my team! A color family assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads sells for $67.50 and you can get one free if you sign up in July!

Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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