Favored Flowers Side Angle Card - 3 Different Ways!

The New Year got off to a great start with a New 2023 January - April Mini Catalog, our biggest sale of the year ~ Sale-a-Bration and lots of creating with beautiful new products! You can see many of my projects on my Creating with Colleen Magness YouTube Channel. Make sure you click "Videos" and "Live" as I have lots of creative ideas under each heading. I also come to you live on YouTube every Wednesday at Noon ET. You've probably had a busy morning so you take a break and watch me create!

This past week I showed how to create a Basic Side Angle Fold Card 3 different ways, the last way being a gift card holder. I used the amazing Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper that can be earned FREE during Sale-a-Bration. This sale will end February 28th and once it's gone so is the Favored Flowers designer series paper! To get yours free, simply place a minimum $50 order (before S/H & tax). It's really that easy!

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Next, I wanted my card to open with an angle on both sides, hence the Double Side Angle Fold Card:

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Then taking it one step further, I created a card with the look of a Double Side Angle Fold Card but made it into a gift card holder! My nephew will be getting married in July and this card will be perfect . . .  with a Visa gift card of course! The center opens and the gift card is inserted there.

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To actually see how each card was made, watch my video below. You too will be creating your own Side Angle Fold Cards in no time.

To make creating even easier, I have included a .PDF with the measurements for all 3 cards. Cut all of your cardstock ahead of time and create along with me on my video. Download Side Angle Fold Card Three Ways Dimensions

Something Fancy Stamp Set          
In my video, I used the Something Fancy Bundle for all of my stamping and die cutting. This is a great bundle to own as it is filled with a variety of sentiments and the dies can be used for so many other stamp set sayings. I recommend purchasing the Something Fancy Bundle and the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins to earn your Favored Flower Designer Paper Free!

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During Stampin' Up's Sale-a-Bration period you can earn free products based on a qualifying order. These products are exclusive to this sale only and will not be available after February 28th. Click the Sale-a-Bration brochure on this site to see all the beautiful products available. Stampin' Up! also added even more products to earn free,  Download 2nd Release SAB Flyer  This sale is only once a year so take advantage of these free products while you can. Click the "Shop Now" button for my online store.

When purchasing products, if your order is $100 or more you may want to take advantage of our Starter Kit Special. Simply select $175 in product from the Annual Catalog or January - April Mini catalog and only pay $99 - the shipping is Free! There are no obligations only benefits galore! Now every time you order you will receive a 20% discount on all of our great Stampin' Up! products. You will also be a part of my Stampin' community.  We are a group of happy stampers who simply love to share creative ideas all month long. If you are local, you have the opportunity to attend in person events, and if not, we share these events via Facebook live and through Zoom meeting. So whether you are local or live far away, you will grow your love of stamping and circle of friends through me. 

Download Frequently Asked Starter Kit Questions  If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, click the "Join The Fun" button to get started. If for no other reason, the Starter Kit alone is a great deal to select $175 in product and only pay $99 (shipping is free)!

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If you like the idea of free products with the Starter Kit Special and are interested in the Mini BoHo Blue Die Cutting machine, you can add that to your starter kit for an additional $30 ($129 total cost). This is a $63 value and is only available during Sale-a-Bration. Happy Stamping!

Beautifully Happy ~ Dainty Flowers Sale-a-Bration Cards

The New 2023 January-April Mini Catalog and the 2023 Sale-a-Bration sales period have started! You can see both catalogs by clicking the catalog image on my blog. To order any of these awesome products simply select "Shop Now".

Today, I am excited to share two great Sale-a-Bration products that you can earn free with a qualifying order. One is the Dainty Flowers designer series paper that can be earned free with a minimum $50 order and the other is the Beautifully Happy stamp set that can be earned free with a minimum $100 order. Sale-a-Bration will end February 28th and will not be held again until 2024! All Sale-a-Bration products are exclusive to this sale and only available while supplies last.

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Dainty Flowers Designer Series paper ~ #160834 ~ Free during Sale-a-Bration

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Beautifully Happy Stamp Set ~ #160804 ~ Free during Sale-a-Bration

I have created 2 videos using these wonderful products. This first video will showcase 2 sheets of the Dainty Flowers designer series paper. Each sheet will create 6-8 beautiful, but simple cards that can be created in minutes. I then step them up so everyone from the beginner to the avid stamper will be inspired.

In my 2nd video, I show how easy it is to stamp your flowers from the Beautifully Happy stamp set using the Stamparatus - one of Stampin' Up's! greatest tools! Using the Stamparatus makes stamping fast and the image will be perfect each and every time. I then show you how to create 3 different backgrounds using the same size piece of the Dainty Flowers designer series paper. 

Watch the video below to see how the backgrounds were each created.

Here are the dimensions for the 3 cards:

Beautifully Happy Dimensions PT1    Beautifully happy measurements PT2
Every Wednesday, at Noon ET, I will be live on my Creating with Colleen Magness YouTube Channel. I hope you will grab your lunch and take a break while I create! I always love company in the stamp room and hope you will join me. If you like what you see then please Subscribe to my channel and "Click the Bell" to be notified when I stream my next live event. Until then, Let's Sale-a-Brate a New Year with lots of beautiful new products! Happy Stamping! Colleen

Aspen Tree Apple Cider Treat

Today is the first day of fall and it's my most favorite season of all! The colors are amazing and the cooler temps are always welcome! Sitting outdoors around a fire has always been the best therapy for me! Today I am sharing a fun, inexpensive Apple Cider treat to help you welcome the fall season too! Everyone likes to be remembered so you can create a bunch of these treats and give them to your postman, hairdresser, teachers, neighbors or co-workers to let them know they are in your thoughts and that you appreciate them. A little kindness can go a long way, so have fun creating and make a difference wherever you are! The joy goes both ways and you will brighten someone's day! 

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The Aspen Tree Apple Cider Treat can be used for anything that is packaged in a small envelope. Start thinking Hot Chocolate and Christmas. What a cute treat that would be to send in to your child or grandchildren's class. How about Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup for a friend that is under the weather? The possibilities are endless when you let your creativity run so open the gate and let it go!  Click the image below to see how these cute Apple Cider Treats are made! Happy Stamping!

Products used: Cardstock: Cajun Craze #119684, Crushed Curry #131199, Garden Green #102584, Crumb Cake #120953, Gold Foil #132622, Very Vanilla #101650. Inks: Cajun Craze #147085, Garden Green #147089, Craft White #147277. Stamp Sets: Hello Harvest #159634, Soft Seedlings #159905. Dies: Aspen Tree #159798, Tailor Made Tags #155563. Misc.: Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder #159847, Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack #159969, Linen Thread #104199, Natural 1/2" Woven Ribbon #159611, Take Your Pick Tool #144107, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine #149653, Mini Dimensionals #144108, Stampin' Seal Adhesive #152813.

Soft Seedlings Technique Cards

This Friday, July 1st, is an exciting day as the New Stampin' Up! 2022 July - December Mini Catalog goes live! It also starts another round of Sale-a-Bration where you can earn Free products with every qualifying purchase! 

As a demonstrator, we have the opportunity to order a month before anyone else. Of course, I have plenty of new products to share that you will simply love! Here is a video I created showing some of the new products I ordered.

Every Wednesday at Noon ET, I come to you live on my Creating with Colleen Facebook Business Page. The last 2 weeks I featured techniques using the New Soft Seedlings stamp set on page 53 of the 2022 July - December Mini catalog. I knew the Soft Seedlings stamp set would look great using the Emboss Resist technique! 

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I love how the colors Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede all work together! In my video I show you how to create this technique. I also include lots of great tips for heat embossing. Some people shy away from heat embossing but with the tips I share, you too will become a big fan as embossing can be used in so many ways!

To continue the fun, I created a card showing how to add multiple colors to your stamp. Fall is my most favorite season of all and it felt great to stamp some beautiful fall colors in the middle of summer! 

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This card features the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder. It is also found on page 53 of the 2022 July - December Mini catalog, but it's very hard to see. In my video I show you how to use this folder to achieve a few different angles when embossing. 

All of these products and more can be purchased simply by clicking the "Shop Now" button. If you would like your own copy of the New 2022 July - December Mini Catalog and the July-August Sale-a-Bration catalog, please contact me. I'll let you know how to get your copy free! Catalog links will be posted on my blog Friday morning so check back as you can see all the new products online that day. Happy Stamping!

Supplies used for both cards: Soft Seedlings Stamp Set #159905, Leaf fall 3D Embossing Folder #159847. Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318, Pool Party 122924, Pumpkin Pie #105117, Cherry Cobbler #119685. Classic Ink: Soft Suede #147115, Pool Party #147107, Crumb Cake #147116, Crushed Curry #147087, Pumpkin Pie #147086, Cherry Cobbler #147083, Old Olive Marvelous Marker #147155. Miscellaneous:  Blending Brushes #153611, Versamark Pad #102283, Clear Embossing Powder #155554, Heat Tool #129053, Die Cutting Machine #149653, Champagne Rhinestones #151193, Take Your Pick Tool #144107, Dimensionals #104430.

Let's go to the beach!

The weather here in Virginia is always a roller coaster this time of year! One day you have snow flurries and the next day you are wearing short sleeves and it's 70 degrees! Well this gal has had enough of winter and I'm looking forward to sunny days at the beach! Every Wednesday at Noon ET, I come to you live on my Creating with Colleen FaceBook channel to share some stamping inspiration. It's a time for you to take a break and enjoy lunch while I create! For the month of March I have been creating cards featuring the great outdoors! Stampin' Up! has so many beautiful stamp sets that focus on the beach, mountains, rolling fields and sets like these create beautiful cards for any occasion!


This first card I create features an amazing stamp set called Oceanfront. It can be found on page 39 of the January-June Mini Catalog. This set is perfect for the first time stamper or for the Avid stamper as it is beautiful and fits every occasion - even masculine which can be hard to create! In my video, I will show you a basic card and how easy this set is to use. In the 2nd card I step it up a bit. By adding various colors to your stamp and a few extra details, you have a stunning card that you will be so happy with!

Supplies: Stamp Sets: Oceanfront #157862, On the Horizon #157770. Cardstock: Bermuda Bay #131197, Mint Macaron #138337, Balmy Blue #146982, Early Espresso #119686, Basic White #159276, Shimmery White #101910. Classic Inks: Coastal Cabana #147097, Mint Macaron #147106, Crumb Cake #147116, Early Espresso #147114, Balmy Blue #147105, Bumble Bee #153116, Poppy Parade #147050. Miscellaneous: Blending Brushes #153611, Wink of Stella #141897, Dimensionals #104430.

Using Stampin' Up!'s blending brushes are a must in creating beautiful scenic backgrounds. Whether the sun is setting or on the rise you get to write the story of your card through your creativity.

Waves of inspiration

This month I also showed how to combine that beautiful Oceanfront stamp set with a few other amazing bundles. One is a bundle that is a Sneak Peek from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog called Waves of Inspiration. I also included the Horizon dies from the On the Horizon bundle found on page 43 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. All of these products work so well together to give you hours of fun creating.

Supplies: Oceanfront #157862, Waves of Inspiration Bundle #158841. Cardstock: Calypso Coral #122925, Daffodil Delight #119683, Basic White #159276. Classic Inks: Coastal Cabana #147097, Daffodil Delight #147094, Poppy Parade #147050, Crumb Cake #147116, Early Espresso #147114, Calypso Coral #147101, Pacific Point #147098. Miscellaneous: Blending Brushes #153611, Wink of Stella #141897, Crumb Cake Blends #154882, Smoky Slate Blends #154904, Petal Pink Blends #154893, Waves of the Ocean Designer paper #159982, Horizon Dies #157778, Dimensionals #104430.

In this video I also share many samples using the Waves of Inspiration bundle and coordinating products. The coordinating products are only available while supplies last and will not carry over into the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. They are: Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper #159982, Blue Foils Specialty Paper #159983 and the Rhinestone Waves Basic jewels #159396. All are a must when creating with the Waves of Inspiration Bundle and you can buy the entire suite with just one number! Waves of the Ocean Collection #161797 for only $79.25.

If you would like to order any of these products click my "Shop Now" button to get started. I have a list of products that I used under each card so you know what supplies are needed. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and below is a list of  other ways you can follow me. Happy Stamping, Colleen Magness

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