Bright & Beautiful Partial-Die Cutting

The Stamping with Friends Group that I’m a member of highlights a technique once a month. Today’s theme is the Partial Die-cutting Technique. I’m using product from the Bright & Beautiful Suite. Be sure to hop along to the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post to see even more ideas with this technique!

Partial Die Cutting is a really great technique because it allows you to use your dies in different ways — and it’s really simple once you get the hang of it. Basically, you can use any of your dies, and you don’t cut all the way through on one portion to allow for a different look.

My Partial Die Cutting project uses the set of 3 balloons die from the Beautiful Balloons Bundle — the bundle in the Bright & Beautiful Suite. Here’s a closer look at the die:

And here’s my card:

I’m realizing the photo doesn’t do it justice, but the triple balloon is continuous with the white card base and only a portion of it is cut out. Here’s how I did that. First, get a white card base and place your die where you want it on the front. My card base measures 8 1/2 x 11, and I scored and folded at 5 1/2. I placed the balloons kind of in the middle and affixed using post-it tape.

It’s important to remember with this technique, wherever you do NOT want your cardstock to be cut, you need to make sure you haven’t put the cardstock in a full “sandwich” with your cutting plates. Otherwise, it will die cut as usual. You want to place your top cutting plate just to the edge of where you want the cutting to stop. Here are some photos to help:

Run that “sandwich” through your die cutting machine, and then here’s what you are left with:

Doesn’t look like much, does it? Using my trimmer, I cut a line from the top to the first balloon and from the bottom to the cut curve to remove the right side of the card front:

Voila! That’s all there is to it folks. I added Bright & Beautiful designer series paper to the inside of my card base (the confetti) and to the inside of the card front flap to add some color under the balloons. I stamped the balloons, and added a greeting. Here’s the completed card front:

And here’s the inside of this card:

Note: I added a piece of scrap white on the inside left so there was a place you can write a note for the recipient.

Here is this card with another one that I made this morning as I was getting ready for this post.

Note the 2nd card here — to get my creative juices going I first made the card on the right — I wanted to see what this die looked like not all the way cut out. It’s not really what this technique is, but I like the card so I’m including it for a 2nd idea! Here’s a closer look:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week featuring this suite of products. Again, keep clicking through the others in this blog hop to get even more ideas!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Masculine Beautiful Balloons

Today is my brother’s birthday and I sent him this card using the Beautiful Balloons bundle. I’ve been working with this bundle all week, and this project I made it just a little bit more masculine with my color combo. Let’s take a look:

Just like my post on Monday, I decided to feature the fringe die in this bundle. To make this card, I used 3/4″ strips of the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Sidenote! Don’t you love that our Neutrals color family now has two blues (Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight) as well as Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow? I love love these colors. Anyone that knows me, knows I love Navy — I wear it almost daily, and often in place of black. I love the pop of the Blackberry and the Mossy Meadow too.

Okay, back to the card. So I simply ran those strips through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the fringe die from the bundle. This one:

Layer that up on a Boho Blue cardstock layer that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″. Add some balloons and some sentiments and voila! Quick and easy.

Because my card base is Night of Navy, I added a Basic White layer to the inside and decorated with a strip of scrap Blackberry Bliss DSP — which I got from decorating the flap of my envelope:

Let’s take another look at the front again:

I hope he likes it as well. Happy stamping all! Kelly

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CTC421 – Beautiful Balloons

This week I’m featuring the new Beautiful Balloons bundle, and today’s card uses other product in the Bright & Beautiful Suite. Let’s take a look at this full suite:

My project is using all of these products: the stamp set, the dies, the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper, and the Gold Celebrations 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper. Oh, these products are so much fun!

A highlight of this whole suite, for me, is this one die:

This die is so cool — it makes fringe, and is super fun.

All that said, today is Monday (Memorial Day) and I’m doing this week’s challenge from CASEing the Catty Sunday group: CTC421 – Case All Occasions section, pages 14-61 in the new catalog. I didn’t get too far in the catalog — I’m case-ing a card from page 14:

I almost did the exact same card — just changed up the DSP in the background a little since it’s Memorial Day. Here’s my card:

I love the fringe, and the gold acetate balloon in the background. And of course, the Berry Burst and white stripes and the blue and white stars. Let’s get our celebration on!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Memorial Day Gratitude

Today I’m hopping with my NC Demos Group, and the theme is “new kids on the block” — new product, new stamps, celebrating the new catalog. This week I’ll be featuring the new Beautiful Balloons bundle and since it’s Memorial Day weekend, I’m feeling inspired by the holiday, honoring those that have served in the military, showing my gratitude for service, and using the colors of the American flag.

I made two cards, similar to each other, because after I finished the first I wasn’t 100% happy with it. Let’s take a look. Here’s card #1:

Here’s the inside:

It’s fine, enough, I guess, but I didn’t love the placement of the stars. So, here’s a 2nd try:

And the inside:

The second one is my favorite. Which one do you like better?

Both of these projects use the same products, including the new Beautiful Balloons Bundle, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Boho Blue color cardstock, and new DSP…a must-have DSP pack for your craft room, it’s called Delightfully Eclectic and it’s a mega pack of pure pattern bliss! I will be featuring this DSP in future posts. Full shopping list can be found below.

Now, be sure to hop along to our next NC Demos hopper Tonya Bowers! Click the link in the image below, or follow on the Roll Call.

Happy Memorial Day, and happy stamping! Kelly

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Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana
Laurie Meier
Frances Wagner
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper
Tonya Bowers
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper

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Countryside Inn and Cheerful Daisies

Today I’m participating in our monthly blog hop with my Stamping with Friends group. The theme is the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog and we are to showcase new products. I am sticking with the theme of the week here at The Late Night Stamper as well, and showcasing the Countryside Inn suite of products, but added another favorite of mine of the new catalog the Cheerful Daisies bundle.

Let’s take a look at these products starting first with the Countryside Inn Suite:

I’m using two products from this suite: the Countryside Blossoms Embossing folder, and the Countryside Inn 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. Note: the embossing folder is currently unavailable, but will be returning to the store the week of May 29.

I’m also using the Cheerful Daisies Bundle:

I love this bundle, the sentiments, the fonts, and all the options to make beautiful daisies. I also love the label die in the die set! Order this soon, as inventory is low…it’s a favorite all around!

Here is my card:

The pop of yellow with these gorgeous blue tones…and that embossing folder is so pretty. I added a bow with the gold twine from the Simply Elegant Trim to bring in some more yellow tones.

For the inside, I simply adhered a white panel with a strip of scrap DSP.

This DSP is so pretty – and this particular pattern with the tiny Boho Blue flowers is darling.

I hope you like my project! Be sure to continue hopping along with my stamping friends so you can see even more new products from the new catalog!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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CTCS: With Love of Knitting

It’s not sunday, but we’re CASE’ing today anyway! Another card using the Crafting with You Bundle – this time focused on the knitting basket. A pretty simple design, and CASE’d from the catalog.

The card I CASE’d is on page 117:

Here’s my version of this card:

A new annual catalog means a whole new crop of new samples to CASE. YAY!!

Hope you love this card as much as I do!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Kylie Bertucci’s Demo Training Blog Hop – Customer Thank Yous

Happy New Catalog! I have spent the past few week catching up in my craft room. Saying goodbye to one catalog and welcoming in the new Annual Catalog, with a color refresh, has taken a bit of my time, and I am enjoying all of it! Today I’m blog hopping as part of the Kylie and Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program and what a perfect time to jump back into my blogging by joining my fellow demonstrators in sharing our thank you cards for customers.

I’m using a new favorite bundle from the Annual Catalog: Crafting With You Bundle. Oh! This bundle is really really fun, and perfect to use when sending a card to a fellow crafter.

Let’s take a closer look at this bundle:

I will be showing more cards with this and all the bits and pieces, but for now, wanted to highlight a sentiment in this set: “Sending you a handmade hug.” Let’s take a closer look at the card:

I paired this sweet with a new favorite DSP: Countryside Inn that uses this color combination:

I stamped the easel (with sentiment and flowers), basket, and paintbrushes, die cut them out. I also die cut some borders using the Basic Borders Dies and then layered it up on my card.

Thanks for looking, and keep hopping along with others by following the Roll Call below!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Last Day of Flowers & More

Today I’m Stamping with My Friends group and our blog hop today is focused on retiring product. I’m closing out the week of posts featuring the Flowers & More DSP and the Framed Florets Bundle. If you’ve missed my other posts, go back in my blog and check them out! There were a bunch of projects this week because I LOVE this designer series paper so much. Be sure to follow along the blog hop using the Roll Call at the bottom of this post.

Here are my projets today:

I used our in-colors: Sweet Sorbet and Tahitian Tide and mounted a diagonal piece of DSP onto a layer of opposing cardstock – and used that same color for the frame. The photos don’t do these cards justice because the background is actually clear embossed to add texture and dimension.

I like how these turned out — something different! And, I love these products. Sad to see them go – especially after using them all week! Now onto the rest of the blog hop — hop along using the Roll Call below! Below that are links to shop these supplies.

Happy stamping, and happy weekend! Next week I might start showing some new product from the new Annual Catalog coming out in 3 weeks…stay tuned! Kelly


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Fun Fold Friday Flowers & More

Happy Friday! Carrying on this week with this Flowers & More DSP. I love love love it! So, to showcase this gorgeous double-pattern DSP, I close this Triple Accordion pattern that I got from my stamping friend Linda Moore – check her post out here.

Let’s take a look a closer look at these cards. Here’s the front:

Because of the fold, you do need a belly band. The band measures 1 1/4 x 11 in Fresh Freesia. I added the oval from Framed Florets with dimensionals – make sure to only add the dimensionals to the belly band so the recipient can pull the band off and on.

Now let’s take a look at these gorgeous insides of these cards!

Measurements: Score a 5 1/4 x 12 piece of DSP at 2, 5, and 8. Add white panels: 1 @ 1 3/4 x 5, 2 @ 2 3/4 x 5, and 1 @ 1/4 x 11. Decorate the white panels and adhere. Fold the DSP up and adhere to a card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

So so SO pretty!! I love how these turned out, and I love this fold to showcase this gorgeous paper. This paper also goes perfectly with the Framed Florets stamp set. I used Memento black ink and blends to color the images in.

Again, this fold I picked up from Linda Moore. I will be participating in a blog hop with her and other stamping friends tomorrow, so be sure to check back for my last post of the week featuring the Flowers & More DSP. Oh, and like these projects this week? Shop my online store while these retiring supplies last.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Flowers & More Masculine Card

Quick post today, but wanted to show that the Flowers & More designer series paper can also make a simply classic masculine card.

The striped paper comes from the Flowers & More DSP:

I love it! I used the Framed Florets dies to add some texture/dimension and used a stamp from the He’s All That stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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