Saturday Stamping with a Couple of Pals

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I have two fun folded projects to share today, created by members of my Stampin' Up! group, the Stampin' Pretty Pals.  A few of the products are retired so please use your imagination to create your very own version.

The first project (above and below) is by Debra Simonis.  What a snazzy way to create a quick photo album!

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Stampin' Up! Directions:  Begin with a 10" x 5" piece of card stock.  Score at 1 1/4" from the bottom edge and fold it up to create the pocket.  Then score and fold lengthwise at 2 1/2" intervals.

Debra's Tips:   I was going to make a button closure on the right side with a loop of ribbon to hold it closed, but quickly found out that nothing helped keep the left side from bulging open.   I recommend using a ribbon all around the album and tying it shut, like is shown.  Put the ribbon under the matted image on the front.  The tags can be decorated on both sides allowing for more pictures and journaling.  I cut my tags at 2 1/8? X 3 1/2?.  I did put sticky strip along the outside edge of the first and last pockets so the tags don?t fall out. 

The next project is by Sumaiyah Yates (a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, 2nd level).  I love that the butterfly panel is perforated so that it can double as a bookmark.


Sumaiyah stampin up card

Sumaiyah stampin up card 2

Cut one of the colors of your cardstock to 5 1/2 x 11. Crushed Curry was used for this cut. Score this piece at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2. Use the perforating tool from the Cutter Kit to perforate the cardstock at the 8 1/2 score mark. Cut the other color of cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 and a second piece to 2 1/4 x 5 1/4. Cut designer paper to 3 3/4 x 5 and a second piece to 2 x 5. Layer, assemble and adhere these pieces onto the card base using your Snail Adhesive. Punch a scalloped circle from the beige cardstock and ink the edges. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the scalloped circle, using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049) for placement if necessary. Adhere this to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the image from the stamp set onto the bottom of the bookmark's top layer. Punch a butterfly from the green cardstock and ink the edges. Bend slightly so the wings "lift" from the page and adhere using a mini glue dot. Adhere 3 pebbles to the top of the designer paper using mini glue dots. Fold at score lines to complete the card.

Sumaiyah's Tips:  Give a card that can be used every day. This great little card doubles as a bookmark! The panel on the right side can be detached and is designed to be used as a bookmark. You will be able to give a keepsake — the card — while providing a useful tool too. Quick and easy card takes about 15 minutes to make, but it will be treasured by the receiver forever!
6a00e54f95df928834013489124855970c-200wiWOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PALS?  It's a perfect place for hobby stampers or business demonstrators who love discounts, exclusive resources and a friendly, pressure free environment.  Purchase the Starter Kit by Oct. 31 and  get a FREE Big Shot.  See Starter Kit Promotion details!

Here are a few words from Debra about her experience with my group:

So glad I chose you from the on-line demos when I signed up last year.  Haven?t had a single moment of doubt ? you have been a truly awesome leader.

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  1. Many Thanks to both Debra and Sumaiyah for their amazing projects. The photo album that Debra made is awesome (and who wouldn’t love hanging out in Door County) and Sumaiyah’s card with the fabulous bookmark truly ROCKED. Thank You Mary for sharing these two amazing Pals with us.

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