Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Stampin' Up With Friends

Hello friends.  One of the things I've been doing to keep busy during this quarantine is meeting with some of my local friends through ZOOM on Tuesday nights.  We usually get a couple of sketches before hand and also doing a "fancy fold" card together.  We use Stampin' Up products which is great for me as I'm real good at buying them, but not so good at using them!!  So anyway, just a quick post of the 3 cards I made last night...


I've had this set (Home To Roost) for well over a year and it was time to break it out!  I water colored the rooster and then just layered on the Cherry Cobbler cs, Cherry Cobbler DSP, and Crumb Cake cs that was dry embossed with a SU! honeycomb folder.  I used Crushed Curry for the scalloped circles behind the rooster and sentiment.  A little bit of jute twine and this sweet card is ready to go!


I'm quite proud of the fact that I just got this gorgeous stamp set (Inspiring Iris) just a couple of weeks ago and can say now that I've already used it!  This is one of those 2 step stamps where you stamp the outline first, and then use the 2nd stamp to fill in the color.  VERY easy to line up and looks awesome...like you know what you're doing!!  I used an Old Olive card base and Old Olive DSP behind the flower image and also a white piece that I used the Tufted EF on.  Finished off with a scrap piece of light green seam binding ribbon, a few enamel dots, and some vellum die cut leaves (PTI's Songbirds).


My last card is the FANCY FOLD card we made called a "Double Z Fold.  The base "Z" of the card uses a 4 1/4" x 11"  piece of cs scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on the long side.   The smaller "Z" is a piece of cs cut at 3 1/8" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  The DSP on the base of the card is one piece cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and another smaller piece cut at 2 1/2 x 4.  I kinda winged it for the pieces on the small Z fold part.


Here's what it looks like when you open it so you can see the sentiment at the top of the smaller Z fold.  I used SU!'s Honey Bee stamp and die set (and DSP) and Crushed Curry ink and cs to make this card.


Here's a side profile picture so you can get a better idea of what the card actually looks like!  I used one of those little spring things (sorry, don't know the actual name!) on the back of the largest bee that's on the hive and it makes the bee's wings flutter just like he's buzzing around the hive.  This was definitely a FUN card to make and now that I've got it figured out how it goes together I'll probably be making more!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


10 comments:

  1. Marcia, these are fabulous and how fun to ZOOM with friends and play at the same time! Awesome threesome cards!! You are so productive!!

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  2. Great set of cards Marcia. My favorite is the iris card, a great deisgn and lovely colors. TFS

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  3. Oh how fun, Marcia! You truly do have a fantastic Stampin' Up style, my friend... my favorite? that first one - a cock-a-doodle DOOZY of a card!!! LOve how you've colored him!
    =]

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  4. Sounds like a fun evening, and WOW, awesome cards! Love the layering with that pretty rooster! The iris is so pretty and I love those vellum leaves! The fancy fold card is AMAZING! I don't understand how you did it, but is sure is fantastic, right down to the fluttering bee!

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  5. Well that sounds like fun!! Terrific cards Marcia!!

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  6. Oh so glad you are getting some online meetings in to craft. Its such fun, isn't it? I can tell from your cards you enjoyed it tremendously. They are all fabulous. Stay safe.

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  7. Oh my, these cards are all amazing! I'm so in love with the country rooster card and then I get to that fancy folded card, OH MY! I'm so glad you're having such fun crafting on Zoom and that it encourages you to use your SU stamps. Lovely, lovely cards my friend!

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  8. This is like deja vu sort of, Marcia. Some friends gathered safely for another friends 80th birthday yesterday and one was showing me a couple of cards she made. She's strictly a SU girl. One had those iris on it and the other was a fancy fold. Not quite like yours but fancy just the same. Yours are fantastic and how great you can get together virtually to inspire each other.

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  9. Fabulous cards Marcia... I really love that fun fold one, so unusual and so effective. Sounds like you gals had fun! ... I have the capability of skype and zoom etc., but really do not like doing it... BTW your card is on it's wa, I hope you like it. Be safe

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  10. How fun to be getting together with friends virtually, Marcia ... and making cards! Your trio is delicious ... the fancy fold is amazing with the little buzzing bee ... the iris are beautiful ... and that cockerell looks as proud as punch! Hugs, Anita :)

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