With Father's Day next month, it's time to start creating our handmade cards for this special day and today's project is a fun fold card using the fabulous Let's Go Fishing Suite from Stampin' Up!
This special day to honor fathers is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a handmade card? Today, we're diving into a fun project using the Let's Go Fishing Suite Collection (English) from Stampin' Up! Get ready to create a memorable card for that special dad in your life.
Our featured fold for this project is the easel fold, a simple yet effective design that adds a touch of fun and creativity to your card. Not only does it allow the recipient to display your creation proudly, but it also adds an extra element of surprise and delight.
The assembly of this card was featured in a current LIVE broadcast. Watch the video then read on for the details so that you can create one as well!
Correction for video: Score card base at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.
Your Father's Day easel fold card is ready to impress. The Let's Go Fishing Suite Collection (English)  from Stampin' Up! offers a fantastic array of elements to make this project truly memorable. Whether it's for your dad, grandfather, or any special father figure in your life, this handmade card will surely bring a smile to their face.
So, grab your supplies and get ready to make Father's Day extra special with a fun fold card using the Let's Go Fishing Suite. Happy crafting!
Whether you're an experienced crafter or one who is beginning in this wonderful craft, the Saying Thanks card kit is for everyone for expressing gratitude in a heartfelt way.
In our fast-paced lives, it's important to pause and appreciate the people who make our days brighter. Whether it's a family member, friend, or colleague, expressing gratitude is a powerful way to strengthen relationships and spread positivity. And what better way to convey your thanks than with the Saying Thanks Kit from Stampin' Up! This all-inclusive kit provides everything you need to create beautiful, heartfelt cards that will leave a lasting impression.
The Saying Thanks Kit is designed to make expressing gratitude a breeze. With its vibrant colors and thoughtful design elements, this kit allows you to create nine stunning cards in no time. Each card features a bright watercolor wash that adds a pop of color and captures the eye. The kit also includes die-cut elements that can be used to create peek-through cards, adding an extra touch of creativity to your expressions of gratitude.
Gratitude is contagious, and the Saying Thanks Kit empowers you to spread joy by acknowledging the people who make a difference in your life. Taking a moment to express gratitude can brighten someone's day and strengthen the bonds you share. Let the Saying Thanks Kit be your creative tool to convey heartfelt appreciation and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
In a world that often moves too fast, taking the time to express gratitude is a meaningful gesture. The Saying Thanks Kit from Stampin' Up! simplifies the process of creating beautiful, heartfelt cards to show appreciation. With its vibrant colors, thoughtful design elements, and easy assembly, this kit makes expressing gratitude a joyous and fulfilling experience. So, let's embrace the power of gratitude and use the Saying Thanks Kit to spread appreciation, love, and joy to those who make our days brighter.
If you're new to cardmaking, it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what tools to invest in. Fortunately, there are a few essential tools that every beginner cardmaker should have in their toolkit. Here are the must-have tools for beginning cardmakers, all of which can be found from Stampin' Up!:
Paper trimmer: A good paper trimmer is essential for cutting cardstock and patterned paper to the right size for your cards. The Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer is a high-quality option that makes it easy to get straight and precise cuts every time.
Liquid adhesive: A strong and reliable liquid adhesive is a must-have for cardmaking. Stampin' Up! offers several types of adhesives, including the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, which is versatile and easy to use.
Scissors: A pair of sharp scissors is a necessity for fussy cutting and trimming. The Stampin' Up! Paper Snips are specially designed for paper crafting and make it easy to get into tight spaces.
Rubber stamps: Rubber stamps are a staple of cardmaking and allow you to create custom designs for your cards. Stampin' Up! offers a wide variety of rubber stamps in various themes and styles, so you're sure to find something that suits your needs.
Ink pads: You'll need a selection of ink pads in different colors to stamp your designs onto cardstock. The Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Pads are available in dozens of colors and are specially formulated to give crisp and clean stamped images.
Cardstock: Finally, you'll need a supply of high-quality cardstock in various colors to create the base of your cards. Stampin' Up! offers a variety of cardstock options, including the thick and sturdy Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock .
Investing in these essential tools from Stampin' Up! will set you up for success as a beginner cardmaker. As you become more experienced, you can add additional tools and supplies to your collection, but these six items will get you started on the right foot. Happy crafting!
Everyone has their own unique story of how they got started with stamping. Today, I want to share my own journey and how I discovered the joy of stamping and memory-keeping.
Back when our girls were in high school, they were involved in numerous extracurricular activities, which meant we had a ton of photos to cherish. Alongside their school activities, they were also passionate about dance classes, resulting in even more precious memories captured through photographs.
Realizing I had all these wonderful moments captured on film, I decided it was time to do something with them. Although I had dabbled in scrapbooking as a young girl, it had been years since I engaged in any serious memory-keeping.
In the spring of 2006, my daughter invited me to a rubber stamping party hosted by her friend. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! before, and I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about the whole idea of rubber stamps. Little did I know that this event would completely change my perspective.
As soon as I inked up that first stamp and pressed it onto the paper, I was hooked. We created a cute card, and I instantly recognized the creativity and versatility of stamping. I realized that cards would always come in handy, and I wanted to explore this newfound passion further. My daughter and I decided to place an order together so we could share our new "stash" of stamping supplies.
But it didn't stop there. A short time later, the same demonstrator who hosted the party reached out to me and informed me about the Starter Kit, an opportunity to get even more stamping goodies. Intrigued by the idea, I didn't hesitate to invest in the kit. I was eager to expand my collection and explore new creative possibilities. The demonstrator also mentioned that becoming a demonstrator myself was an option, though I initially had no plans to demonstrate anything.
When I received my Starter Kit, I was filled with excitement. I couldn't wait to incorporate stamps into my scrapbooking projects and create beautiful cards. Then, one day, my demonstrator friend asked me to conduct a "party" on her behalf. Initially hesitant, I eventually agreed, and that experience sparked a deep love and passion for sharing the art of stamping with others.
Now, almost 17 years later, I continue to share my passion for stamping. It's incredible how one invitation to a rubber stamping party completely transformed my perspective and opened up a world of creativity and connection. I genuinely love what I do and the joy it brings to others.
I would love to hear your own "Why I Started Stamping" story. Feel free to share in the comment section below or reach out to me via email. Let's celebrate our stamping journeys together!
Ribbon Tip: Attach a 6" piece of ribbon over the strips piece and adhere two ends on the back with Stampin' Seal + or another strong adhesive. Then tie a 5" piece of ribbon into a bow and attach it with a couple of Mini Glue Dots.
Here are the supplies used to create this project...
In this week's premiere video, this simple technique with patterned paper was the star! It is a very easy technique and an awesome way to use your patterned paper scraps. Also featured is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Courage & Faith.
Share your faith and bring encouragement to others with the Courage & Faith Stamp Set. This versatile set is perfect for creating cards, bookmarks, and more with its meaningful scripture references and beautiful designs. Use the included floral branch stamps or circle designs in this set to create perfect borders or centerpieces for your paper crafting projects. Here's another beautiful card from yesterday's post with this stamp set.
You can watch the recording of the video. Watch then get ready to create some stunning backgrounds with this paper strip technique.
Measurements: Card Base: Very Vanilla Thick – 1 pc. 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2. Cardstock #2: Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for embossed layer, 3 x 5 for die cutting scalloped rectangle, and 4 x 4 to punch ovals. Ribbon: (2) 5 1/2 - 6 inches
Score Thick Very Vanilla at 5 1/2. Fold and burnish.
Emboss large Very Vanilla piece with embossing folder.
Die cut scalloped rectangle .
Stamp image in VersaMark on scalloped rectangle; stamp sentiment in VersaMark on 4 x 4 piece.
Heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Punch sentiment with scalloped oval.
Adhere these embossed pieces to large layer about 1 inch from the bottom.
Take one piece of ribbon and stretch across beneath scalloped pieces. Adhere two ends on back with adhesive.
Tie bow with other piece of ribbon and attach as shown with a glue dot.
Adhere this entire piece to card front.
Attach three gold Festive Pearls.
Finish inside as desired.
Although this card was created with a wedding couple in mind, this style is appropriate for a birthday, graduation, retirement, anniversary or any celebratory occasion. If you were to make this wedding card, would you vanilla as I did here or create it in white? Would you use gold or silver? Let me know what you would use for a wedding card in the comments below!
Today's card project looks like a tag but it's a fun fold card called the Tag Fold. With the right tools, it's super easy and really fun to make!
This card was the feature in this week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube. Highlighted here is the new Circle Sayings Bundle (English)  that should be in every card maker's stash of supplies. I mean, who doesn't love a good circle punch! However, the "star" punch is the Best Trio Punch.
Here's the recording of the video so you can see the how-to...
Let's make a Tag Fold card with the new Circle Sayings Bundle plus you will see other samples of this fun fold! Ink and Inspirations LIVE on Facebook and YouTube, Thursday, May 11th, Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT.
This kit features outdoors-themed cards in our new 2023–2025 In Colors. It’s an easy way to try these new colors. We know you're going to love these. These new colors work so well together!
This kit includes a special bonus: FREE STICKERS! Look around and you’ll see stickers everywhere—on water bottles, laptops, and coolers. And, of course, on paper crafting projects! It’s an on-trend extra that you will love.
This month, we’re offering a cards & envelopes add-on to keep the crafting adventure going! We’re sure you will love creating cards with the new In Colors and outdoorsy images, so we’re giving you opportunities to create even more. This add-on includes 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs, plus 18 coordinating envelopes. This will give you lots of supplies to stay crafty and celebrate good friends and great adventures. See this add-on kit HERE. This kit is only available while supplies last and is only for Paper Pumpkin subscribers!
Today's birthday card project is created with our featured bundle of the week, Circle Sayings, and was created by a talented card maker from our Northwest Arkansas demonstrator group. This Circle Sayings bundle is also featured in my May Card Kit.
Do you have someone in mind that would love this birthday card? Leave a comment below to be entered in a random drawing to receive a birthday card using this design! Thank you for tuning in to this see this Stampin' Up! Circle Sayings birthday card!
Are you ready to take your crafting skills to the next level? Look no further! At Ink and Inspirations, we are excited to bring you a range of exclusive project ideas that will inspire and ignite your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, our exclusive projects delivered to your inbox offer a world of possibilities and endless crafting enjoyment. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:
Fresh Inspiration: Our exclusive project ideas are carefully curated to provide you with unique and innovative designs. You'll discover fresh inspiration that will help you push the boundaries of your creativity and create projects that are truly one-of-a-kind.
Step-by-Step Guidance: Our exclusive project ideas come with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the creative process. We believe in making crafting accessible to everyone, so our instructions are easy to follow. You'll gain confidence in your crafting skills as you successfully complete each project.
Access to Special Materials: Some of our exclusive projects may include the use of specialty products or tools. By following our project ideas, you'll have the opportunity to explore and experiment with these materials, opening up a whole new world of creative possibilities.
Community Engagement: Joining in on our exclusive projects means becoming part of a vibrant crafting community. Connect with fellow crafters on our private Facebook Group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers, share your creations, and gain inspiration from others. Our community is filled with supportive and passionate crafters who are always ready to cheer you on and offer helpful tips and advice.
Upon signing up, receive access to a FREE online card class with simple styles that you can create over and over again!
Remember, these exclusive project ideas are only available as a subscriber to my mailing list. We are committed to providing our readers with fresh and exciting content that will inspire their crafting journey.
So why wait? Dive into our exclusive project ideas and unlock your creativity today. Get ready to embark on a crafting adventure like no other!
Here is the recording of the video that aired this week...
For the folder, cut card stock to 6 1/4 x 10 3/4. Score at 4 3/4 and 6. For the inner box to hold the cards, cut card stock 5 x 8 3/8. Score at 2" on all 4 sides. Cut and assemble as shown in the video. For cover layers, cut 2 pieces of card stock 6 x 4 1/2. Die cut the heart from a scrap piece of card stock. Designer paper: 1 x 12 for the box border and 2 pieces of 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 for the front and back layers.
Each month when you place a minimum of $50 in my Online Store using Host Code ZDDBKTDG, you’ll receive a card kit from me as my Thank You Gift! You will get three card kits for you to make plus I will send you an additional extra finished card. You can finish the cards with a simple sentiment or image.
This month, the cards feature two of the new bundles from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog... Circle Sayings and Timeless Arrangements.
Thanks for stopping by today! Now it's your turn to make one of these gift folders for your handmade cards and present one for Mother's Day or a special birthday gift.