Sunday, April 30, 2023


This week I am featuring a brand-new bundle from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog called Cheerful Daisies.  The new catalog goes live on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, so, I guess I could still call this an early sneak peek.  But no worries, Tuesday is only two days away!

Happy Sunday crafty friends!  Welcome to Fairless Stampin' Flair and the monthly SHARE IT SUNDAY Blog Hop.  This hop invites demonstrators from around the world to share a current project.  You have already "Made my Day" just by being here, but I hope you will also hop along with me and find ideas to inspire your own projects.

My card today has very little stamping on it.  I have let the Cheerful Daisies Dies and the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper from the Fresh as a Daisy Suite of products do all the work for me today. 

These white daisies were made by layering 3 sets of die cuts for each flower.  The center layer actually includes all 3 daisies and the leaf in one piece and then separate die cuts are layered below and on top of that single die cut center.  I love the detail provided by the 3 layers!

After layering the die cuts all I had to stamp were the Crushed Curry Centers, die cut them and add to the flower centers.  A simple sentiment from the Cheerful Daises stamp set completed the card.

The background for the daisies is designer series paper from Fresh as a Daisy 12" x 12" DSP.  This collection has some really pretty daisy paper, but I really liked this Pretty Peacock and Old Olive color combination.  If you are wondering about the ribbon, it is from my stash.  I knew I was hanging on to this old, retired ribbon for a reason.  It combines the colors Old Olive and Pretty Peacock and works perfectly with this paper, but if you don't have it.  No worries, look through your stash and use what you have!

The inside of the card uses a little strip of the same designer series paper as used on the front which leaves plenty of room to write a nice note to someone that has Made Your Day!

If you would like the details on how to make this card, please download the tutorial by using this link.

Now it is time to be inspired by all the projects in the Share It Sunday Blog Hop!

The products that I used from the new catalog are as follows:

Cheerful Daisies Bundle - Item 161297
Fresh As a Daisy 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper - Item 161289
Pretty Peacock Cardstock - Item 150880
Pretty Peacock Ink - Item 150083

See the following for other current products that were used on today's card.

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Friday, April 28, 2023


I'm excited to share today's Fun Fold card with you.  It is called a Pop-Up Slider Card and will provide a surprise to the recipient when they open it up.  I first saw this fun fold at the Creativate Retreat earlier this month.  Sharon Armstrong did a wonderful job of demonstrating how to make this unique fun fold.

It looks like a "normal" card here, doesn't it, but the inside holds a happy surprise.  I think guys will particularly like this Pop-Up Slider Fun Fold as they are going to want to know, "How did you do that!"

Before we move to the inside of the card, let me tell you a little about the card front.  The background was made using the Smooshing Technique that I shared on Connect to Create earlier this year.  If you missed that technique, you can check out my or February 6 and February 8 blog posts.  The tutorial for today's card will also include a link to the Smooshing Technique Connect to Create Video.

The colors used for the background were Gray Granite, Fresh Freesia, and Soft Sea Foam.

The wreath was cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock using a die from Natural Prints Dies.  The cute chubby little bird and her branch are from the Perched in a Tree stamp set and Aspen Tree Dies, respectively.  I'm happy to let you know that these favorites are returning in the new 23-24 Annual Catalog.

Now to the surprise inside the card!  As you open the card the sentiment on the inside of the card starts to pop up.  

Isn't that fun?  In my tutorial for today's card, I did attempt to explain how to create the mechanism that makes the Pop-Up happen.  However, as I was taking picture after picture and trying to figure out how to provide clear step-by-step instructions, I concluded that a video showing you how to do it might be helpful.

The video tutorial uses different color pieces than today's card so that each element of the mechanism was easier to see in the video.  The written Tutorial is color-coded to coordinate with the video tutorial.  I would recommend downloading the written tutorial and then following along with the video.   If you still have any questions on how to make this slider mechanism, please leave a comment on this post, and I will do my best to answer all questions.

You can download a copy of the written tutorial by using this link.

A list of the products used for today's card is shown below.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Today's card may make you see double.  It has double windows and double the fun!

I learned how to make this Double Window Fun Fold earlier this month at a Creativate Retreat.  Brandy Cox demonstrated how to make this card, and she made it look so easy that I had to try it.

I decided that I would save myself some work and use the beautiful Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes for my card bases.  I'm embarrassed to say that I have had these cards and envelopes for many, many months, and I never used them.  Why?  I don't know.  Probably because I put them someplace where they were out of sight, out of mind.  Now that they are on the Last Chance List for 60% off, I decided I better at least use a couple of them.

Since this Double Window card uses two card bases, I decided to use two different ones from the Tea Boutique set.  I chose the Starry Sky diagonal check for the top window and the Parakeet Party stripes for the second window. 

You can also use designer series paper to cover the front of your two card bases, but these Tea Boutique cards let me save that step!

Last week my Pre-Order arrived with the Country Corners bundle, and I decided to use those dies for my windows. These are part of a new bundle, and I can see myself using these dies A LOT!

The above photos show the card fully closed.  Now I am going to open it for you step-by-step.  Below you see the Starry Sky card base starting to open to the right.

The next photo shows it a little further open.

You can now start to see that the large bouquet of flowers that you saw in the first photo is built layer by layer on each window.

The following photos show the Starry Sky Window fully open.

As we open the Parakeet Party window...

The inside of the card is revealed.  Can you see how the layers of flowers build on each other as you close and open windows?  Isn't that fun?

My bouquet of window flowers was made with the Colors and Contours Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  It made me so happy to see that these are both returning in the new 23-24 Annual Catalog!  I wasn't quite ready to say goodbye to these favorites.  But remember, you can use any stamp set you have to make this card.  It doesn't even have to be flowers!  Use your imagination.

If you would like a tutorial to make today's card, please use this link to download a free copy.  It is a lot easier than it looks!

For a list of the products I used, please reference the images below.  For more information on any product, just click on its image and you will be taken to my Stampin' Up Store where you can see all the details and purchase items you would like.

The Countryside Corners dies that I used for my windows will be available on May 2, 2023.  Can you believe it?  That is less than a week away!

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