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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Fractured or Faux Shutter card and QUICK SU SPECIAL OFFER

Host Code 14/11 - 30/11/2023 MM9PNMFU
 Good afternoon everyone,

I've been trying desperately to find time to use the new Joy of Christmas Suite from Stampin'Up! It's "mehusive" not just BIG! - There are 2 packs of papers, 2 bundles of stamps + die, checked ribbon and embellishments. My head has been spinning with all the ideas and the ability to use my favourite folds with the beautiful rich reds and greens. The speciality DSP has lots of gold and there are papers with musical notes, too, that are echoed by the golden notes in the loose holly, gems and sequins tub of embellishments.

Today, I've been playing with a new-to-me technique that is quite popular at the moment - a fractured card or Faux Shutter technique. This is such an easy card to make and goes together quickly once you have assembled and prepped all the pieces. watch the video to see how I made my cards.


 

Imperial

Metric

US

Base

4 1/8 x 11 1/2

10.5 x 29.4

4 ¼ x 11

score

5 3/4

14.85

5 1/2

Strips matching base card

¼ x  A4

Or scraps

0.6 x A4

¼ x 5 ½ scraps

DSP

Waste strip for insert

3 7/8  x 5 ½

 

½ x 3 7/8

10 x 14.3

4 x 5 1/4

gold

2 x 2

5 x 5

2 x 2

Basic white

Card insert

1 ¾ x 1 ¾

3 7/8  x 5 1/2

4.4 4.4

10 x 14.3

1 ¾ x 1 ¾

4 x 5 1/4

I didn't use any dies to make this card but if you have square dies or punches for shapes with straight sides they would work equally well. 




Here's the info about a very quick Special Offer from SU

For the next 3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we have a special Seasonal Sale  Yes, for the whole 3 days!

There are discounts in the annual catalogue of between 10% and 20% off!!!!
In the UK it starts at 11pm and ends at 11pm on Thursday night so you will have to be quick!

10% of ribbons and trims
15% off inks, ink pads, refills, markers and blends (but not off bundles)
20% off papers, including cardstock, speciality papers and DSP.
Shop online to see the full selection and discounted products available but this is strictly time-limited offer. The discounts will be applied automatically when sale items are added to an order, including starter kits.


You can order at https:www.stampinup.uk?demoid=5060154

or go to www.stampinup.com, click on your country code (top left) and search for me by name in the top green bar - Lesley Kilby - and my photo should pop up!  

If you see my posts on Social Media please like and leave me a few kind words as they all help to make my projects more visible to everyone. 

Follow me on  FB   /   Instagram   /  Pinterest

SU Products - all available in my store https://lesleykilby.stampinup.net/ 

As always, I hope you give this fold a try and please message me on my Facebook page or tag me on IG posts so I can see your makes. 

You can contact me via messenger or email: lkilby3591@gmail.com



Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate you all so much. 

Lesley x



SU Products used with order numbers: you cannot order the first 2 items before 6th September 2023! 

Joy of Christmas Suite - #161983 - whole giant suite

Joy of Christmas 12 x 12 DSP #161958  

Loose Holly gems and musical sequins #161981

Cherry Cobbler card stock #121681

Shaded Spruce  card stock #147006 

Memento Tuxedo black ink pad #132708

Cherry Cobbler ink pad  #147083 

Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042

Paper trimmer #152392    I'd be lost without this !!!! 

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi-purpose liquid glue #154974





Friday 10 November 2023

Winter Meadow collection from SU



Accordion Tent fold Card

I've been waiting to use this beautiful collection until I felt in a more Christmassy mood. The weather is getting colder and the time is right to make cards for Christmas now. 

I do love the colours in this collection - moody and misty.



I will be making lots more cards with these DSPs.

There are full cutting sizes on a previous blog post of mine if you are unfamiliar with this fold. It is very easy but stands well. I took care to place the ribbon bow just above the lower fold so that it would slip into a C6 envelope easily. 

You can find the instructions Here:

If you see my posts on Social Media please like and leave me a few kind words as they all help to make my projects more visible to everyone. 

Follow me on  FB   /   Instagram   /  Pinterest

SU Products - all available in my store https://lesleykilby.stampinup.net/ 

As always, I hope you give this fold a try and do message me on my Facebook page or tag me on IG posts so I can see your makes. 

You can contact me via messenger or email: lkilby3591@gmail.com, especially if you are interested in my cardmaking classes that cover all abilities and take you from Beginner to Confident.



Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate you all so much. 

Lesley x



SU products I've used:

Winter Meadow Suite # 162150

Stylish Shapes dies #159183

Tuxedo Black Memento ink #132708


Remember essentials when you order 

Trimmer  #154980

Dimensionals #104430

Multi-purpose liquid glue #154974

 

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