January 26, 2021

Folded Corners Frame


Technique Time (a little late) ... Folded corners frame is a simple technique that has a WOW factor.  It's also a great way to use up scraps of designer paper.  I love the Berry Blessings paper (bundle) which is only available through the end of February by placing a $100 order and getting it FREE through sale-a-bration.

Each rectangle to create this design is 1-3/4" x 2-3/8".  In my video below, I have provided a few tips and tricks to create this unique frame.

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January 07, 2021

Gift Card Holder - side opening


Technique Time - This is such a pretty gift card holder that can be used for weddings or birthdays (or any occasion).  The side fold is just a bit different than the usual bottom versions out there.  The tone on tone layers add a bit of elegance to the card.  Below is one in basic gray and white:

The video will give you all the instructions to make one:

Card Measurements: 
Pool Party
5-1/2 x 11 (base) score at 4-1/2 and 8-1/2, cutting instructions in video
2-3/4 x 4, 2-1/4 x 4 (embossed with Painted Textures folder) 
4 x 5 (cut out with ornate layers die)
2-3/4 x 3-1/2 (stamped image)
1 x 4 (sentiment)
Basic White
2-3/4 x 4 (inside sentiment)
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Arrow Head Point Card



Technique time!  The arrowhead point card is becoming quite popular, so I thought I'd give it a try.  It looks very complicated, but it really is not.  The most difficult part is figuring out fractions LOL...when in doubt, use a calculator.

Here is a little guide for measurements in inches and finding the center:

5-1/2 = 2-3/4 half  (base card)
5-1/4 = 2-5/8 half  (designer paper)
4-1/4 = 2-1/2 half  (base card)
4 = 2 half  (designer paper)
3-3/4 = 1-7/8 half (inside white)
5 = 2-1/2 half (inside white)

Below is a video for the instructions.

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January 05, 2021

2021 Spring Catalog and Sale-a-Bration

Stampin' Up! Spring 2021 Catalog

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2021

Yay! The 2021 Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration have finally arrived and begin today!!

For every $50 or $100 spent ( before shipping and tax) out of the current catalogs

( 2020/2021 Annual & the  January- June 2021 mini catalog ) you get to pick something from the Sale-a-bration mini for FREE .

December 28, 2020

2021 Product Share

 I’m offering product shares from the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Mini Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!

2021 Mini Catalog Share

Reservations begin today for the paper, ribbon and accessories shares!  It's a great way to get a little bit of the whole spring catalog to play with (or have samples to show if you are demonstrator).

If you are new to shares, here is how they work:

A product share basically means you will get a sample of designer papers, ribbons and accessories by sharing it with others. For example, you will receive paper into 6x6 pieces to share it with 5 people, so you get one 6x6 sheet of each paper rather than having to buy a whole pack ($141.50 for full packs of all the paper). The ribbons and accessories have also been divided between 5 people.  

How to Order my Shares:  Email me at zgrandmakaren@gmail.com with your selections and please include your mailing address (prices below do not include shipping).

There are 3 options available or you can choose the "I want everything" package!

Option #1:  Mini Spring Catalog Designer Series Paper shares
66 Sheets $29

Love You Always Specialty (three 6x6 pieces)

Love Always (six 6x6 pieces)

Hydrangea Hill (six 6x6 pieces)

Dandy Garden (twelve 6x6 pieces)

Fine Art Floral (six 6x6 pieces)

Sand and Sea (six 6x6 pieces)

Ice Cream Corner (six 6x6 pieces)

Snail Mail (six 6x6 pieces)

Well Suited (six 6x6 pieces)

Love You Always Foil Sheets (three 6 x 6 pieces - one each color)

Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Acetate (two 6x6 pieces)

Golden Garden Acetate (three 6x6 pieces)

Pearlescent (one 6x6 piece)

Option 2:  Ribbon Shares   $10

Blushing Bride Metallic 3/8" Ribbon (2 yards)

Gorgeous Grape 3/8" Sheer Ribbon (2 yards)

Mossy Meadow 3/16 Braided Linen Trim (2 yards)

Fine Art 3/8" Gold Ribbon (2 yards)

Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon (2 yards)

Snail Mail Twine combo pack (2 yards each color)

Well Suited Twin combo pack (2 yards each color)

Option 3:  Accessories Shares $12

Heart Charms x 4

Matte Black Dots x 20

Pastel Pearls x 40

Lady Bug Trinkets x 4

Opal Rounds x 20

Seaside Shells x 15

Resin Hearts x 30

Clever Clasps x 2 each color

Option #4:  I Want Everything $60

Bonus for Option #4 – SAB Designer Series Paper samples

Paper Blooms (six 6x6 pieces)

Oh So Ombre (eight 6x6 pieces)

Flower & Field (six 6x6 pieces)

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join simply email me the following information:
  • Your first and last name
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

December 16, 2020

Old Fashion Christmas


Are you having an Old Fashioned Christmas?  It's interesting to see how many of my friends either "get" this card and those that don't.  More of my "older" friends do, because they do enjoy their cocktails and the Old Fashion may be their cocktail of choice.

This card was fun to create and turn into a Christmas card with just a few tweaks.  It was done by adding the plaid designer paper in the background, changing the color of the sentiment from black to shaded spruce, added the real red Christmas sentiment cut out and placed over the birthday sentiment, and an added holly in the corner.

The coloring of the liquor was also fun.  Using my Stampin' Blends, I just kept shading and adding using Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, Bronze, Dark Melon Mango and the color lifter over the ice cubes.  As the blends dried, they got a little lighter, so I then just added more color layers until I got the look I was going for.

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