Monday, September 25, 2023

Translucent Florals Square Column Card that folds to fit a standard envelope


  • Stampin' Up! Translucent Florals Stamp Set and Delightful Florals Designer Series Paper
  • Free, Virtual World Card Making day 2023 - 7 October 2023 
  • Join us for a Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Meetup - 28 September 2023 
Here's a really fun way to show off the Delightful Florals Designer Series Paper and the Translucent Florals Stamp Set.  It's called a Square Column Card.  The square column helps this card to stand up as a display, and it also fold flat to fit into a standard medium envelope for mailing.  I used one of the leaf prints from the Delightful Florals Designer Series Paper.  Then I used stamped images from the Translucent Florals Stamps Set and Dies Bundle to create a focal point on the main panel, which remains a focal point even after the card is folded for mailing.  My color theme today is Basic White, Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Berry Burst, Parakeet Party, and Pretty Peacock.   I used a sentiments from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set, and from the Darling Details Stamp Set.  I stamped leaves and stems using Parakeet Party Ink, and Pretty Peacock Ink, and added Melon Mambo Solid Faceted Gems as accents.  The credit for this card design goes to fellow demonstrator, Rachel Tessmen, and she has a video demonstration of another version of this card on her Stamp Your Art Out YouTube Channel.     

The 5-1/2" X 10-1/8" basecard for this card is Thick Basic White Cardstock, and is scored along the long side at 4-1/4", 5-3/4", 7-1/4" and 8-3/4".  Then, there are 3 pieces of the leaf pattern Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper cut at 1-3/8" X 5-3/8".  I first folded my base card on the score lines using a bone folder, and folded the box piece towards the center of the card.  I found gluing the three panel pieces while the basecard was still flat made it easier to position each piece correctly.  Look through the photos on this page to see the correct placement of the designer series paper.  Leave the center panel plain to decorate with Translucent Florals Stamped images.  Once the three panels are in place, glue the end panel to the basecard forming the column. 

Floral Greeting Card created using the Stampin' Up! Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper

Next, I  created stamped floral images, leaves and vines in Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party and Pretty Peacock and used the Translucent Florals Dies to die cut images to use on the card front.  I glued all of the die cuts flat except for the Berry Burst floral.  It is placed on Dimensionals before adding it to my front panel.  

Floral greeting card using Stampin' Up! Translucent Florals Stamp Set and Dies
This card folds flat to fit inside a 5-3/4" X 4-3/8"
standard  medium envelope

To finish my cards, I used Basic White Cardstock scraps and stamped sentiments from the Translucent Florals Stamp Set on one card and sentiments from the Darling Details Stamp Set on the other.  I used Berry Burst Ink to stamp both.  I also added a second part to the sentiment on the inside of the card.  For the Sending Hugs sentiment, I had to mask one of the words and stamped the front.  Then I cleaned the stamp, masked the other word and stamped it on the inside of the card.  If you've sent standard cards to someone in the past, the Square Column Card adds a bit of fun when your loved one opens it.   It does fold flat and can be sent in our standard medium envelope.

Create floral greeting cards using Stampin' Up! Translucent Floral Stamp Set and Dies

The Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper is a recent addition to the Online Exclusives on the Stampin' Up! website.  You'll love the beautiful papers in this Designer Series Paper Pack. 

Delightful Floral Designer Series Paper, Item 162356 | $12.50 USD

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Recipe for today's card
  • Stamps:  Translucent Florals (Sentiment), Darling Details (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Berry Burst, Parakeet Party
  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Parakeet Party, Thick Basic White,  a leaf print from the Delightful Floral 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (a Stampin' Up! Online Exclusive) 
  • Accessories: Translucent Florals Dies, Solid Faceted Gems (Retired)  Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Seal, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.    

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Paper Pumpkin Procrastinator Meetup - 28 Sept 2023  

Cards and treat holder from the September 2023 Love & Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit

When:  28 September 2023, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where:  Starbucks - 18565 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX
Who:  Everyone, including new crafters
Price:  Free - bring your own materials to work on

If you're in the Houston, TX area, join us at the Starbucks on Louetta and Kuykendahl to craft, drink coffee, and catch up with each other.

Come Craft With US 

Celebrate World Card Making FREE Virtual Event 7 October 2023

It's time to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year--World Card Making Day, 07 October 2023, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM (MT).  

Invite your friends, and fellow crafting enthusiast to craft along with with you and  Stampin' Up! as we express our creativity and make fabulous cards. All from the comfort of your own home. 

In just under three hours, we'll create three unique cards together. 

Everyone is invite and welcome.  And the event and registration are FREE. Register on the Stampin' Up! website.    

Who:  Anyone!
When:  7 October from 2:00 - 5:00 pm (MT)
Where:  Online
Price of event:  Free
Registration dates: Now - 7 October 2023
Registration is encouraged as the event link will be emailed to you a few days before 7 October.  

You do not need to be a demonstrator to watch the event on your own or with your crafting friends.

When you register (above) for the event, you'll find the Card Making Supply List and Measurements download on the registration page under Event Resources, so you can prepare by cutting your cardstock for each project before the event.  You can purchase the resources needed or substitute your own similar sets and products.

These are the Stamps and Dies we'll use for this event:

  • Circle Saying Bundle, Item 161355
  • Earthen Textures Bundle, Item 161514
  • Heartfelt Hexagon Bundle, Item 162889

Complete Card Making Supply List and Cutting Dimensions for 7 October are available on the registration page.  Having these supplies on hand will make it easier for your to craft along.  However, you're welcome to substitute any of these items as you like in order to make them your own.

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Home For The Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create sparkling cards filled with warmth and light using the Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Christmas village-themed kit.  Each kit comes with eight cards, four each of two designs, with festive coordinating envelopes.  The shimmery details and traditional Christmas colors are sure to help you create cards that bring cheer and joy to any recipient

This kit also features special glitter flue!  What a great way to add some extra twinly details to your cards.  The best part?  Your October Paper Pumpkin Kit will arrive in a beautiful box that coordinates with the theme and design of the cards in this kit.  What a great way to bring inspiration to your crafting experience!  

Don't wait.  Subscribes to this month's kit by 10 October 2023.

Home For the Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy.  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

This kit includes:  

  • All the supplies you'll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards--4 each of 2 designs-- and eight coordinating envelopes (Finished size:  4-1/2" X 5-1/2")
  • a coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs
  • a Real Red Stampin' Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces
  • Final card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

More ideas:  Looking for more ways to use Paper Pumpkin kits?  Check out the Paper Pumpkin Blog, where talented concept artists come up with a few fun takes on the pieces included in kits and create new masterpieces.  Browse the blog.  

Order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription for 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo.  Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month-by-month basis.  Add the item number below to your regular order.  Or visit the Paper Pumpkin site and place your order there.  Be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.




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