CTCS – Bird’s Eye View Meets pg 82

Happy Sunday stamping friends! Today’s CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge is to case the Hobbies & Recreation section, pages 78-93 of the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. I chose the card circled below from page 82:

I chose Bird’s Eye View stamp set because I just got it and I have a thank you card to make for someone in my bookclub. Here’s my CASE:

This bird is so cute! I love how this turned out. This background patterned paper is from the Delightfully Eclectic DSP pack and it goes so well with this stamp set as well as the Tailor Made Tags – especially when you use the little hole reinforcers…just like school!

Let’s take a closer look:

The little glasses are the absolute best. See below for a full list of all the supplies used for easy shopping!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Creativity Now!

Last Saturday Stampin’ Up! hosted an online event called Creativity Now. The event is virtual. There is a suggested bundle to use and you get together for a few hours with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over to make three projects, get inspired by hearing from artists and product folks from the home office, and also get a “sneak peak” at new products to come. July 6th new Online Exclusives will be released — and boy oh boy, you do NOT want to miss out on one item I got to see on the screen: a little pick up truck punch and coordinating stamp set. Cannot wait for Wednesday! Here’s a sneak peak for you:

They used a new bundle that will come out in the winter mini catalog called Translucent Florals Bundle. I didn’t order that bundle, and instead used the Gorgeously Made Bundle from the Annual Catalog.

Here are the three projects we made.

I love all three of these. Hope you find time to get crafty this weekend!

Happy stamping! Kelly

NC Demos Die Dice Challenge

Today I’m hopping with my NC Demo Friends and the theme was Die Dice Challenge. For this Blog Hop, For this type of challenge, the host of the Blog Hop rolls 5 craft-themed die that determine 5 elements that our cards have to have. You may have come from my friend Toni Campana’s Blog, or you might be arriving here first. Be sure to “hop” along through the Roll Call below so you can see all of the projects with this fun theme!

Okay, so let’s look at the dice:

So much fun! Given the Masculine and In-Colors, I knew immediately I wanted to use the Let’s Go Fishing Suite Collection. This suite has 3 of the 5 in-colors in it, and it’s masculine, so I started there. I then did a Fun Fold just showcased by Tami White over on her blog called Double Point Fun Fold. It’s a perfect fold to showcase these fun products — and of course, it has many layers (die #4!)

Here’s my card:

Here’s the inside of this card:

The Wild Wheat card base is a regular A2 size card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). Before you layer the DSP layer (the lures measuring 4 x 5 1/4), you’ll attach your two paper points. The points are also made out of DSP, 3″ x 4″. To make the point, you score on the long side 1″. Mark a tick mark at 2″ and then score a line from the center mark to the 1″ score line. Fold on the score lines to make a point. You’ll then add glue to the 1″ section and adhere to the top and bottom of the underside of the DSP and then adhere all of that to the card base.

The Boho Blue mats measure 4 x 2 1/2″ – you’ll need two of those. On my card, one mat has Wild Wheat (embossed using Twisted Rope 3D Embossing Folder – die #5 Embellish!) and is decorated with little lures and bobbins from the Gone Fishing Bundle. The other Boho Blue mat has a piece of Very Vanilla and that was adhered to the inside of the card.

So that the bottom point stays “locked,” I added a smaller piece of Boho Blue with dimensionals underneath the top Boho Blue Mat – the bottom point then tucks between both pieces of Boho Blue to lock in. Here’s a side view:

I love how it turned out. Check out Tami’s blog for a video: https://stampwithtami.com/blog/2023/06/blog-hop-video-double-point-fun-folds/.

Here’s another look at the front:

Mission accomplished! All 5 dies are here. You should try it out!

Now, let’s see what the others have done with this challenge! Click the next arrow to hop over to Tonya Bowers’ blog!

Happy stamping! Kelly

June 2023 Blog Hoppers
Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper
Laurie Meier
Toni Campana
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night StamperYOU ARE HERE!
Tonya Bowers

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Delightfully Eclectic

Nine more days of the Designer Series Paper Sale, and Delightfully Eclectic DSP should be in your cart! I LOVE this paper. It has so many wonderful designs — all different, but coordinating, with a great color combination. Let’s take a look at the papers:

Now, how about this color combination!?

Let’s take a look at today’s card with this paper. Because Delightfully Eclectic designer series paper has amazing patterns on both sides, I wanted to make a card that showed both sides of the paper. I mean, how do you pick which side to add glue to? Oh, the struggles! Here’s my card:

This card pattern is very easy:

  1. Cut your 12 x 12 piece to 12 x 5.25
  2. Score that piece at 2, 4, 8, 10. With a pencil and ruler, measuring from the top of the wide side, on each end make a tick mark at 2 5/8 and make a tick mark. Using your paper trimmer, cut a diagonal from that tick mark to the first score line on both ends (so 2 5/8 up to the 2″ score on the left and 2 5/8 up to the 10″ score on the right). So your card piece looks like this:

3. Fold accordion style on the score lines — choosing which pattern you want on the “inside” and which you want on the outside. The two “wings” on the outside will also be your inside pattern.

4. Decorate, add an inside white layer for writing, and mount onto a card “base” measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to make your A2 size card!

Let’s take a look at the card opened!

Add Delightfully Eclectic DSP to your shopping cart – and all the supplies used today. This mega pack of DSP is on sale for $25 (for $48 sheets — 50cents a sheet!) only until June 30. You can purchase it from my online store — Shop the Supplies below, or go to my online store directly.

Happy stamping! Kelly

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

Today I’m blog hopping with my fellow Demonstrators through Kylie and Bruno Bertucci’s Training Program Hop featuring customer thank yous. I’m “delightfully” grateful for my customers, and excited to show you this month’s thank you card! If you’re new to my blog, I love blog hops – for two reasons. One, it holds me accountable to participate and share my creations with all of you, and two, because my customers and followers get to click on to see even more creations to get inspired. My whole purpose of doing this blog and sharing my projects is to get you crafting! You bought all the product, now use it. Sometimes easier said than done, and I know sometimes I need an inspiration “burst” to get me going, and that’s exactly what Blog Hops can be. So, be sure to click along at the bottom of this post to view other projects and get inspired!

Okay, on the the card(s). I made one card using the Delightfully Eclectic designer series paper and the Delightful Doily Hybrid Embossing folder:

This card uses 4 1″ x 5 1/4″ strips of the DSP, I die cut the doily from the Delightful Doily Hybrid Embossing Folder bundle and stamped a sentiment from the Timeless Arrangements stamp set, added some Pealized Enamel Effects and Iridescent Rhinestone and voila! Well, then I had extra DSP strips left over and I wanted to see what else the Delightful Doily could do so I just started to create. Here’s the full group of cards:

Aren’t they great! And they’re each so different. I used these three sheets from the DSP as my color palette:

This paper pack is AMAZING. I know I say this about all designer series paper packs, but I really really really mean it with this one. I love every single sheet in here (and come on, the yellow polka dots are kinda my thing!) and there is so much you can do with this paper. For these cards, I wanted to use the yellow polka dot sheets, and complimented that with the Bubble Bath pink stripe sheet and the Misty Moonlight florals. Love it! PS — this paper pack is on sale until June 30. Shop my store to get some!!

Okay, now let’s talk Doilies…You may have missed the Delightful Doily Hybrid Embossing Folder in the catalog as it is a “stand alone” die bundle found on page 163. If you haven’t tried these Hybrid bundles yet, you need to pick on up for your collection. I know they’re a little expensive, but so worth it — and the Doily is so versatile! I ended up creating more cards because I wanted to use every bit of that embossed cardstock.

Who loves this color combination!?

Let’s take a closer look at each card:

And, don’t forget about the inside of the cards:

I hope you like these cards as much as I do. Enjoy hopping through the rest of the Blog Hop using the Roll Call below!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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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

Blog Hop Roll Call

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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