Aug 18, 2017

Double Z-Fold Card by Donna Wicks

Hi Everyone, how are you?  Thank you Jessica, for having me back again to your blog!  

I am excited to share my projects with you!  The style is called a "Double Z Fold" card, and my process began with my needing a special 20th birthday card.  I had such fun working with this card style, that I kind of couldn't stop myself (next up will be something for Christmas!)!

The Daisy Delight card will be my meeting project this week, also.  What fun to have something fall together right in my lap; awesome!


Larger Card Base:  4 1/4" x 11".  Score long side at:  2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
DSP Panels:  4 x 5 1/4" and (2) 2 1/2" x 4"  (Note: I only made one DSP panel on my samples herein, on the larger card base.)

Smaller Card Base:  3 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score long side at:  2 1/8" and 4 1/4"
DSP Panels:  3 1/4" x 4"* and (2) 1 7/8" x 3 1/4"

Mats for card front:  3 1/4" x 4"* and 3" x 3 3/4"

     * NOTE:  My mat piece on the card front (3 1/4" x 4") was of card stock instead of with DSP.  Of course, you'll do what you like, on your own cards!

See a wonderful video tutorial by Dawn Griffith, here:

Once both card bases are scored, place them together like my card samples, centered over the larger card base, to understand where you will add adhesive.

You will Snail the right end of the smaller card piece down to the card base.  

To adhere the larger panel on the left end to the card front, add snail only to the "left half of the back side" of the panel, and stick it down to the card front.

Decorate as desired.

NOTE:  I will add my message and greetings on the back side of the card; Dawn Griffith stamped and added a sentiment on a small front panel.  That's the definition of "creativity;" to do exactly what pleases you!  :)

I hope you will give this fun fold a try!

Happy Stamping!!

Donna Wicks
Stampin'Up! Independent Demonstrator
You can connect with Donna through her website here! 

Aug 17, 2017

Getting your Creative Mojo Back by Organizing you small space.

Hello my dear stampers,

I am so happy to be blogging again.
If you know me a bit, I ENJOY routine
I love freedom and spontaneity, BUT having a routine cleans my mind, helps me to stay focused, in the moment and gives me a sense of assurance that the important things will get done.

Are you liking routine already?

My Mom gave me that cute Owl Charm!
Well, we took a two week break to get back into order. Next week we go back to school mode.
Which means more blocked times and a lot of determination to keep this household moving. 

Let me share what I chose to do last week to get my CREATIVE MOTIVATION going!
I simply organized my space.

Do your space gets messy every so often?
Well, my "space" is my pantry closet. Yeah, it gets messy.
If you go here, you will see all the different spaces I've shared in the last years plus more organization tips. 

In this house -which I currently rent- it had to be a simple closet, a pantry closet. See below how I keep my most-useful tools close in order.
I LOVE to cook and I LOVE to be creative, 
so my crafty place is right in the kitchen. It works! 

*forgot to add*
THAT BAG hanging from a hanger on the bottom right was a prize I won at a 31 party long ago. 
I keep my MOST FAVE embellishments in there!
-sequins, doilies, rhinestones, enamel shapes-

Below is my new Thirty-One bag my friend Anna 
gave me for my birthday! Yay!
I placed here my GO-TO items every single time I create.
Scissors, Adhesives, Clear Blocks, Paper Piercer, bone folder, a small ruler. 

My most handy clear blocks fit on the side pockets.

Below, is a simple bag from Stampin'Up! filled with everything
ARTSY! My pens, my embossing tools, paste, sprays, glitter glue, 
paint, wink of Stella...

This is how it goes into the bag! 

An oatmeal container works great for my brushes, wink of stellar, and more!

Its a lot and I don't have to have it out all the time, so this bag is perfect.  You can see it inside my closet, is reachable! 

Oh So Eclectic Bundle
Hope these ideas help you to start organizing and get your creative energy back! 
You may get SO INSPIRED and craft afterwards. 
No wonder I made this card for my friend Faith! 

Thanks for following my blog and leaving me your comments.
It's such a blessing to stay in touch with you this way.

Need more info, send me a quick message or visit my store!

Creative Blessings,

Jessica Urrutia
Love being your Stampin'Up! Demonstrator. 
You can visit my store here! 

Aug 15, 2017

Two Ideas to get your Creativity Juices Flowing Again

Good morning sweet stampers,

After weeks of creating NOTHING consistently, I am getting back on track.
Now, when you stop doing something consistently you sort of feel like you lost your power, right?
O, dear...

How do you get back on track? Do you REALLY think browsing the internet will help, what about talking about it, hmmm...maybe checking a magazine. 
Not in my case. 

No other way than getting my stamps out and simply PLAY. 

Use those pretty stamps you've been ignoring.
The creativity will kick in.

Here Two Ideas to get your Creativity Juices Flowing:

Create a Wreath
I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set in the wreath below.
Made circle with a pencil and followed the line. :)

Create a Frame
I used the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set to create my frame around the word lovely.
I am sure you already have several stamps you can use this technique one.

Two very different cards, simply done and full of love! Try it! 

Stay in touch, looking for ways to get back to my CREATIVE SIDE, after a full summer. 
Love you tons!

Jessica Urrutia
Love being a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator. 
You can visit my store here! 


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