Thursday, March 21, 2019

Designer Paper Product Spotlight

My Product Spotlight for this week on my FB page, Jeanne Nielsen The Card Lady is designer paper.  I know that I love the paper in the Occasions catalog, and I also love the paper in the Annual Catalog.  Neither of them will carry over next year I'm pretty sure. (The wood paper has been the only paper that I believe has ever carried over.)

I saw a YouTube video by Lyssa Zwolanek that used a full sheet of designer paper to make a cute bag, all with no waste.  I figured that it's possible that I could make these bags in other sizes.  I made her bag to display on my video (the large bag in the back corner), but made other bag sizes as well.  


So, here are the designer paper sizes and the score lines, then follow the video to put them together.  

To make the large Calypso Coral bag in the back using the Happiness Blooms DSP, follow these steps.

12" x 12" Designer Paper:
  • Cut off (2) 1" strips from 1 end.  Score these strips in half lengthwise to make your handles.
  • Score in half, at 6" on the 12" side of the remaining large piece of DSP, then score either side at 5" and 7".
  • Cut in 3" on the 5" and 7" score line and adhere inwards to form your reinforced bottom.
To make the small bag in front using the Tropical Escape DSP from the Annual Catalog, follow these steps.

6" x 6" Designer Paper:
  • Cut off (2) 1" strips from 1 end.  Score these strips in half lengthwise to make your handles.
  • Score in half, at 3" on the 6" side of the remaining large piece of DSP, then score either side at 3 1/2" and 4 1/2"
  • Cut in 3" on the 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" score line and adhere inwards to form your reinforced bottom.
  • With tear 'n tape, adhere each side to form your bag.
Finally, to make the floral bag in back left that uses the Painted Seasons DSP from Sale-a-bration (that ends on March 31st, by the way!), follow these steps.  *This was the bag I made in my video.

9" x 9" Designer Paper:
  • Cut off (2) 1" strips from 1 end.  Score these strips in half lengthwise to make your handles.
  • Score in half, at 4 1/2" on the 9" side of the remaining large piece of DSP, then score either side at 3 1/2" and 5 1/2"
  • Cut in 3" on the 3 1/2" and 5 1/2" score line and adhere inwards to form your reinforced bottom.
  • With tear 'n tape, adhere each side to form your bag.
Unfortunately I am having trouble uploading the video right now, but I will save it to YouTube tomorrow and try again!!  I'm sorry!



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Friday, March 8, 2019

Another Happiness Blooms Card!

I'm absolutely in love with this card!!  This was a card that was shared with me at my Leadership event in Lansing Michigan last month (with Ronda Wade).


I apologize that the lighting isn't better to truly show off this card.  I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White thick c/s card base, scored at 5 1/2".  I then cut a layer of regular-weight Whisper White c/s at 4" x 5 1/4", embossing it with the Big Shot and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  Attach this layer to your card base.  Next, cut a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Night of Navy c/s.  Attach a 3" x 4" piece of chosen Happiness Blooms designer paper to the Night of Navy c/s, then wrap a long piece of Whisper White thick Baker's Twine around these layers 2 times.  Tie in a bow and then pop up onto the card base with dimensionals.  Stamp your sentiment from the Strong and Beautiful cling stamp set in Night of Navy classic ink onto a scrap of Whisper White c/s and punch out with the 2 1/4" circle punch.  I popped this layer up as well.  Finally, punch out 2 flowers from a scrap of Night of Navy c/s, using one of the Bitty Blooms punches from the Bitty Blooms punch pack. (You could even punch out of the Night of Navy layer above if you haven't attached the designer paper yet.) The centers of the flowers are punched with another punch from the same punch pack, from a scrap of Grapefruit Grove c/s.  The final detail?  A Real Red dot from the Happiness Blooms enamel dots.   

This is the 2nd card of 10 from my Happiness Blooms card kit.  I have some pre-cut kits available for purchase for $30 (plus shipping) if you don't live locally.  The card kits will include all punched and embossed shapes, enough enamel dots to complete your cards, all of the c/s, designer paper, envelopes PLUS the tutorial for 10 cards!  (By the way, I have several packages of the Happiness Blooms  enamel dots - they're backordered until at LEAST March 25th.).  You only have to buy the stamp set, which you can also do from my store above.   A preview of all of the cards is seen below:


Thanks for joining me today!  Join me again for more card ideas and share from my stamping room!  (And please ... check out the supply list below for more information on the card I shared today!)



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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Happiness Blooms Card

Today I did a FB live, making this lovely card.  I'm afraid the LIVE didn't go as smoothly as when I practiced earlier in the day.  I was a bit scattered, so I thought I'd share the card and directions here for this particular card.


The card base is Calypso Coral, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  Attach the 3 3/4" x 5" chosen designer paper to a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock (c/s).  Tie a bow from a length of Call Me Clover ribbon around these 2 layers, then attach to the card base.  Next, cut a Whisper White piece of 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" c/s.  Cut a 2nd piece of the same designer paper pattern at 3" x 4".  Attach to the card base and layers, popping up with dimensionals.   I chose this measurement so you could get several pieces from 1 sheet of paper.  Using your Big Shot, cut a Calypso Coral scalloped circle -- the size is just larger than the Whisper White c/s circle that is stamped with the sentiment  (I used Calypso Coral ink) and punched out with a 2 1/4" round punch.  I popped these circle layers up with dimensionals again.  Now, punch out 2 small flowers using one of the flower punches from the Bitty Blooms punch pack and Grapefruit Grove c/s.  The leaves are punched from Call Me Clover c/s scrap.  I used mini dimensionals to hold the leaves in place under the flowers and attached them to the bottom of the circle.  The final touch is the Happiness Blooms enamel dots - I used the Call Me Clover ones as I thought the coral/grapefruit color would get lost in the flower.  Use a Take Your Pick tool to place these dots -- I couldn't find the attachment I needed to place them, which made my video even funnier!  

This card plus 9 other cards using the stamp set, Strong and Beautiful, the Happiness Blooms designer paper, and matching colors, are all part of a class I'm offering on Saturday, March 9th.  Although it's too late to get into the product-based class, I do have some pre-cut card kits available.    The cost is $30, plus shipping if you don't live locally (I'm estimating $7-8 for shipping).  Contact me at stampwithjeannie@gmail.com and I'll send you a PayPal Invoice.  I'm sharing another card tomorrow -- unfortunately my phone battery died before I could make the 2nd card this morning.  



For a truly entertaining time, check out my FB live on my FB page, Jeanne Nielsen, the Card Lady (like my page), or join my group for a replay of this video plus other cards I'm making at Papercrafting with Jeannie.  The supply list is below!  Thanks for checking me out today!


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Monday, March 4, 2019

Loving the Lovely Lattice!


I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of this stamp set at first.  It's a Sale-a-bration stamp set, and I had it right from the beginning, but this is my first card actually using the stamp set!



I think I had put off using the stamp set because I felt I had to color in the flowers -- that's a lot of coloring LOL!  Well, I actually DID color in all of the flowers -- the whites of the flowers are colored with Wink of Stella, and I'm a huge fan of that look!  If you zoom in on the picture,  you'll see that I also outlined the entire image with the Smoky Slate light Blend marker -- doesn't it make the image pop?!  

If I was going to re-make the card, next time I'd probably put my Silver Glimmer strip a bit lower and center the ribbon over the strip.  

Check out my supplies in the table below!  Don't forget to leave a comment for me!
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