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Tutorial - Darling Donkeys Double Z-fold Wiper Card with Barn Doors

While creating another wiper card, this time with grey 'Buffalo Check' and barn doors, I thought, why don't I make the doors open to reveal 2 more donkeys?!  Bare with me, I'm no pro on tutorials 😉 but you can find all the measurements & written instructions below  The folded card size is standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"  When you pull on both ends of the card, a donkey pops up When you turn the arrows, the doors open to reveal 2 more donkeys and a message! Tutorial *Please note I am not the original creator of the wiper card.  I am sharing what I've learned, along with my own instructions of how I created the barn doors.  Please leave me comments if you try this!  :) 1.  Cut one piece of Smokey Slate cardstock (or color of your choice) at 8 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches, and score  at 5 1/2 inches and 7 inches 2.  Cut one piece of thick white cardstock (thicker is better for this piece) at 8 1/2 inches x 2 3/4 inches, and score  at 1 1/2 inches and 3 inches 3. 

Darling Donkeys Double Z-fold Wiper Card

  Oh my... so many amazingly CUTE cards out there using this FREE Sale-abration set!  You can get " Darling Donkeys " free with any $50 order from Stampin' up! thru the end of February!!  I was trying to think of a fancy fold card that I've made before that's large enough to get all 3 donkeys on it and this double Z-fold wiper card was perfect! When you open the card (by pulling on both ends) this 3rd donkey "kicks" up like a wiper! I followed  this written tutorial  by Lisa Babitz to make my card.   ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used:  SU! 'Darling Donkeys' and 'hee haw' from SAB 2021 catalog; additional sentiments from January 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit "Sending Hearts" Dies & Punches:  none (I fussy cut everything) Paper:  SU! Real Red; (retired) SU! 'From My Heart' dsp; Whisper White (on back for message) Ink & Extras:  SU! Smokey Slate; Real Red; Flirty Flamingo; SU! Resin hearts; Twinery bakers twine, SU! dimensionals Thanks f

Arrange a Wreath - Stampin' Up!

My first card made with the " Arrange a Wreath" bundle  (includes the stamp set of same name + Wreath Builder dies) These dies are so much fun and there's stamps and matching dies for every holiday/occasion!  I decided to layer 3 wreaths and add the cute li'l snail from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit, "Sending Hearts"  Sentiment is also from the same Paper Pumpkin kit.  I had a bag of googley eyes in various sizes so I added some to this snail - aren't they so CUTE?!  Wood paper is from the "In Good Taste" dsp. - I thought it might look like a front door :)     ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used:  SU!  'Arrange a Wreath', January 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit 'Sending Hearts' Dies & Punches:  SU! 'Wreath Builder' dies; 'Lovely Labels' pick-a-punch Paper:  SU! Whisper White; Magenta Madness, Pale Pink Ink & Extras:  SU! Magenta Madness, Copics, SU! Resin Hearts Ornaments, pink/white twine (from an older Paper Pumpkin kit), SU

Sending Hearts - Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Having fun with January 2021 Paper Pumpkin set, "Sending Hearts" I also used one of the 2 free card kits I received from my Stampin' Up! upline, Joanne Maddi.  She sent the red layer, already embossed with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, and the 2 red scalloped hearts + 2 white hearts.  Her kits do not have any stamping on them so it's up to our imagination - here's what I did! I stamped one white heart with the Buffalo Check bg stamp and the other with the hearts stamp from this month's Paper Pumpkin set.  Then I stamped the XOXO in Smokey Slate on the white layer and then ran it through with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.  I also added Smoky Slate border behind the white using Ornate Borders dies.   The PP stamp set only comes with one snail, but I did the reverse stamping technique to get him the opposite direction by stamping him onto a silicone mat (the one I use with my Stamparatus) and then quickly laying white c.s. over it and rubbing with my

Welcoming Window - Stampin' Up!

  This stamp & die bundle is so pretty and versatile!  It's called " Welcoming Window " on page 58 of the new Jan - June 2021 mini catalog.  I also used the new " Painted Texture " embossing folder. ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used:  SU! 'Welcoming Window'  Dies & Punches:  SU! 'Window Flower Box' dies;  LaLa Land Crafts fence die Embossing Folder :  Painted Texture 3D  Paper:  SU! Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White & WW thick, retired dsp Ink & Extras:  SU! Versamark; Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride; white embossing powder & heat gun; dimensionals, Snail, retired SU! vintage brad Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Mountain Air Framed - Stampin' Up!

Today's card is for a rather sad occasion.  My previous boss recently lost his wife.  He hired me 15 years ago as his secretary of the church, and I worked for him for almost 11 years.  Sadly, they moved away about 4 years ago, but we stay in touch.  His wife was the sweetest lady I've ever met, and as pastor's wife, she was loved by so many ♥  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's shortly after they moved away.  I got a Christmas card from him again this year with updated addresses for them, as she was now at a Memory Care facility and he mentioned how she loves getting cards, so I planned on making them each a card, but before I could get them done, she sadly passed away.  So this is the card I made for him with lots of love and sadness today.  Here's the inside.... ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used: SU! 'Mountain Air' & 'Butterfly Gala' (sentiment); Imagine That Digistamp 'Psalm 91'  Dies & Punches: SU! 'Mountain Air' dies; 'Stitched

Beary Comforting - Paper Pumpkin Alternative

  December's Paper Pumpkin kit is BEARY cute!  There is a teddy bear stamp, a bouquet of flowers stamp, a bg stamp and several sentiments.  It also comes with some precolored die-cut bears, this red panda, and 2 cute koala bears!   I really wanted a deeper coloring on the printed die-cuts, so I used some Copic markers to go over him and here are the results... ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used: SU! Butterfly Gala (sentiment) Dies & Punches : Red Panda and double heart are pre-printed die cuts from SU! December 2020 Paper Pumpkin - "Beary Comforting"; Spellbinders "Banners" dies; My Favorite Things "Clouds" dies; Sizzix "Branch and Cherry Blossoms" die Paper: SU! Calypso Coral; Whisper White; Ms. Sparkle & Co. "Woodgrain Color" Ink & Extras: SU! Calypso Coral (sponging on banner); Early Espresso (sentiment); Copic markers for coloring red panda; Twine from the Twinery; SU! champagne gems; dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by and ha

Suit and Tie Dies - Stampin' Up!

A card for my parents who are flying to Hawaii next week. I recently purchased the new "Suit & Tie Dies" and matching stamp set, "Handsomely Suited" from Stampin' Up! and I already love them!  There's so many possibilities with these dies.  Great for all the men in your life.  More samples to come soon! ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used: SU! Handsomely Suited; SU! Ornate Thanks Dies & Punches: SU! Suit & Ties Dies; Banners Pick a Punch Paper: SU! Tropical Oasis specialty dsp (retired); SU! Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and white cardstock Ink & Extras: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

January Imagine That DOTM Challenge

Happy New Year! Considering what we've all been through in 2020, I think we could all use some LOVE drops raining down on us this year.... so that's exactly what I drew for January's FREE digi of the month at Imagine That Digistamp's Progressive Challenge ! (*NOTE:  If you did not get it free from playing last month, you can buy it at a discount all this month! then come play along to get next month's image free!) I created a fun fold - not sure what it's called, but it's got 2 inverted triangle folds, top and bottom that create this fun look when opened up on display.   Here's a picture of the card BACK - a place for writing your message. I grabbed this paper from Stampin' Up! because it has shiny foil all throughout!  On the paper on back of my card, the pink n' white hearts are foiled.   On the paper on front, the large heart and all the pink and red on the white are all foiled and shine when the light hits it.  SO PRETTY! ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used: