Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March Club - Free Standing Pop Up Cards

Butterfly Free Standing Pop Up Card
We made these fun cards in our March club.  They are great because they fold flat and fit in a regular envelope!
Butterfly Free Standing Pop Up Card
sets - Simply Wonderful (SAB)
cs - elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, whisper white
ink - elegant eggplant pad
access - Simply Scored tool, white organza ribbon, multi-use adhesive sheets (to create butterfly "stickers"), rhinestones, sticky strip, dimensionals
punches - 1/4" handheld hole, large oval, elegant butterfly, itty bitty butterfly, corner rounder
Butterfly Free Standing Pop Up Card, pieces
Attach the butterfly piece last so the card is no taller than 5-1/2".  I used a piece of sticky strip and put the oval about half way down, then when you fold up the card the oval slips over the front of the card.

Free Standing Lotus Thank You Cards, open
Free Standing Lotus Thank You Card
You can inset a wider than 2" piece of cs into the scalloped tag topper punch and then snip off the extra side pieces.
Free Standing Lotus Thank You Cards
The cs in this photo looks green, but it's really blue (coastal cabana)
The cs in this photo looks green, but it's really blue (coastal cabana)
1.    Hold card base horizontally and SCORE AT: 1”, 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”, 5 ½”, 7 ¼”, 8 ¼”, 10”
2.    Along the middle 5 ½” score line mark 5/8” (or ½”) from both sides & cut between these two marks to make a slit for your tag
3.    Add sticky strip to both of the ½” “tab” ends of card base, along outside edge on one side and just inside the fold on the other side.
4.    Decorate card base as desired at this point.  Make tag and slip it through slit
5.    Fold up “tab” end, make sure tag is straight, centered left to right and bottom edge lines up slightly above the folded up tab edge
6.    Remove the sticky strip liner and stick tag to it

7.    Fold under the tab on the other edge of card, remove the sticky strip liner, fold down on the 5 ½” score line and adhere to card (the tag will stick up from the slit)
The cs in this photo looks green, but it's really blue (coastal cabana)
Photos show card assembly before decorations are added.  If you are doing a stay put knot or bow it's VERY important to add the ribbon before sticking card together.  You can easily tie a ribbon on after assembly if you are NOT doing the stay put knot/bow.
sets - Lotus Blossom (SAB)
cs - coastal cabana, calypso coral, whisper white
ink - crushed curry, coastal cabana, calypso coral pads
access - Simply Scored tool, SAB Best Day Ever buttons & ribbon pack, dimensionals, sticky strip, dimensionals, mini glue dots, retro fresh washi tape (retired)
punches - 1/4" handheld hole, large oval, scallop tag topper, corner rounder

1.    Punch ¼” hole where you want knot to be
2.    Enter ribbon and leave a 3” tail on front of card
3.    Wrap ribbon all the way around card
4.    Come up hole from the back.
5.  Make sure “tails” are even length and one on each side of hole, then tie your knot (or bow) and trim ends.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SU! News

Another new photopolymer set is available!

See the new Photopolymer set, Just Kidding HERE.  It is great!!!  Or there's a link on my sidebar.

Monthly Photopolymer Stamp Set Program:
SU! is transitioning photopolymer stamps to its catalogs. The last monthly photopolymer stamp set will be offered March 10, and is guaranteed to be available for six months.

BLENDABILITIES UPDATE:  There have been continued quality issues with the Blendabilities Markers product line.  Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin' Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin' Up! is certain would meet their high quality standards and provide them with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.


Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will continue to be available for purchase.  

Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.

Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended.
Q:  What if I have Blendabilities markers that are defective?  If you ordered them through me, please email me for assistance.  If not, please contact the demonstrator you ordered them through.

Happy Stamping!  Mary