Sunday, May 23, 2021

Stamp Simply Blog Hop


 Hi Friends! 

WELCOME to the GRAND OPENING of STAMP SIMPLY'S new location!


Enjoy a 20% storewide code with a FREE shipping option and this fun Blog Hop with 9 stops and fabulous prizes at each stop. 

The prize offered at my blog is the Encouragement Bundle set and the Sizzix Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz- Tag Collection.

 




We hope you can HOP along with us!  If the winner at any stop has already purchased the prize being offered, other sets of an equal value may be selected.

 

To be in the running, just COMMENT at each stop.

 

Sharon Johnson/Stamp Simply Blog

Michelle Woerner

Julie Gearinger    (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Deb Felts

Jill Hilliard

Esther Asbury

Holly McMillen

Sheri Holt

 

Comments will be accepted through 7 am EDT Wednesday, 5/26Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday evening, 5/27.

 

Please feel free to get acquainted with our NEW STOREFRONT and enjoy 20% OFF storewide with a FREE SHIPPING option. 


Front view with ribbon closure


I created a vintage style tri-fold card using several of the verses from the individual stamp sets and tag dies along with designer paper, lace, seam binding and other supplies. 


Back view open with inserted tags


 To create this card:


Die cut three of the largest tags from the Tag Collection Die Set from cream cardstock, die cut six additional tags from black cardstock and set aside.

Create the hinges for between the tags with cream and black cardstock (I used scrap pieces approx. 1 ¾” wide and as tall as the outside edge of the tag).  Score each hinge at ¾”, 1”, 1 ⅛” and 1 ¼” to create the gusset. 

Attach the three cream hinges to the sides of the cream tags and attach the three black hinges to the black tags.

Adhere the black tags to the cream tags, lining up the tags and hinges.


Inside view with inserted tags/journaling card


Using the large tag die as a "stencil", trace the inside of the three additional black tags with a pencil and carefully trim (just on the outside of that traced line) to create a slightly smaller tag layer.

Adhere the black tags to the cream tags (this will cover up the hinge edges).

Trace six of the large tags from several pieces of the Autumn Sunset designer paper, use the outside edge for three of the layers and the inside edge for the other three.  FYI-  You could also die cut and then trim a bit for the smaller layers (the inside layer).

Inside without the tags

Layer the designer paper tags over the tri-fold base.


Create pockets from scraps of the Autumn Sunset designer paper mounted onto black cardstock using hinges created from ½” black scraps (making sure that the hinges are a bit smaller that the lengths of the pocket edges, score the hinges at t ¼”).  FYI- I also used a circle punch on a few to create an opening to make it easier to insert the smaller tags.


Die cut six tags using the medium die from the Tag Collection (two from cream cardstock and four from black cardstock).  Also, die cut an additional six cream cardstock tags (using the same medium die)- adhere the six cream medium die cut layers to the back of each tag for journaling. 


Using scraps of the Autumn Sunset designer paper  and cream cardstock, de-static and stamp the verses from Fear Not and Words of Encouragement with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.   


Die cut with "Be still and know that I am God" verse with the Small Standard Circles Dies from Spellbinders  and hand trim the Philippians 4:13 verse to a rectangle. 


Mount the circle verse sentiment  onto another circle die cut from black cardstock and mount the rectangle verse sentiment onto black cardstock as well (trim close to the edges of the rectangle).  Add the "Be Still" verse to the inside pocket and the "I can do all things through Christ" to the center inside panel.



Adhere the layers to the smaller tags, add pewter eyelets to the holes in the tags and loop the moss and fig seam binding through the tops of the tags and tri-fold card base. Knot the natural thread to help hold the seam binding together. 

 

Back  view without inserted tags

Add lace and scraps of cardstock to cover the lace edges as desired before inserting the tags into the pockets.

Fold the card up and use black seam binding to create a ribbon tie to hold the entire card together.

I had fun creating this project and will be linking to the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday “Use Dies and/or Punches” Challenge

Word Art Wednesday #491-#492 “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

Stamp Sets:  Fear Not, Words of Encouragement (the Encouragement Bundle) from Stamp Simply

 

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

 

Cardstock/Paper: Vanilla, Black; Autumn Sunset 8x8 Paper Pad by Prima

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini, Jr., Sizzix Framelit Dies by Tim Holtz- Tag Collection, Spellbinders Die- Standard Circles- Small, May Arts Burlap String- Natural 400 yd spool, Seam Binding- Moss, Black, Fig Beige, Venise Lace- .75”- Lucia Ivory, , Pewter Brads, Crop-A-Dile, Circle Punch, Corner Punch

Please do not forget to comment, link to the next blog on the hop and leave a comment for them as well. There will be a random draw for the winner for each blog on the hop and the winners will be announced on Thursday evening (05/27) at the Stamp Simply blog.

Sharon Johnson/Stamp Simply Blog

Michelle Woerner

                     Julie Gearinger    (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Deb Felts

Jill Hilliard

Esther Asbury

Holly McMillen

Sheri Holt

Good luck and thanks again for stopping by!  We hope that we have inspired you to get creative this week :-)

52 comments:

Donna said...

Julie, what a lovely way to show the encouragement sentiments. I cannot imagine receiving this beautiful gift- how uplifting! Your tri-fold is unique with its pretty papers. Love it!

Judy Inukai said...

What an amazing project. It would certainly lift the spirits of the recipient and would make a very special keepsake. Thanks for including the wonderful detailed instructions.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your tags and trifold card are beautifully done. Your tags and trifold card are lovely. A wonderful array of papers.

Marambarry1026@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous tags 💗

Mary Jo Stew said...

Beautiful! Unique idea to do a tri fold.

marilynwillauer said...

Oh my, I love your tags!

Barbara C from SC said...

What a beautiful and unique card! I've never seen this type of "fun fold" before. I'm going to try it. I have so many people that could use this kind of encouragement right now! Thank you for sharing!

VanessaB said...

Gorgeous tag project. I love the colors and pretty floral patterns

Jan Bickel said...

These are gorgeous. They reflect my style of shabby chic and elegance. Lovely gift!

McStamper said...

Love, love your fabulous card and tag ideas. So unique and creative.

Twin Crafter said...

Your trifold card was uniquely made. Thanks for helping me think outside the box.

Rosemary said...

Your project is absolutely gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous project with all of these beautiful dies! I love the way you made the tri-fold card!

Gail p. said...

Love, love, love your tags!

Karen said...

Love how you used the tag dies, a beautiful project.

Melissa Leftrick said...

Ohh I am loving these tags!!!! So amazing!

Chris J said...

I love the pocket tags - great job!

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

Beautiful tags

gary b said...

Outstanding idea - I look forward to making this project

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Louisa said...

I really like the inspiration stamps and thought they went really well with the tags. I like the way you made a card with the three tags - such a thoughtful presentation to give someone going through a tough time! Would you like my address!!!?

Vicki Sopcak said...

What a beautiful and inspirational trifold card. Who doesn’t need words of encouragement these days? I would love to get a card like yours. Great job and thanks for the tutorial!!!

Cary said...

What a gorgeous card and great idea. I would replace a few of the encouragement tags with gift cards. Would make a beautiful graduation gift.

Andre M. said...

Beautiful verses on this trifold design. This card will definitely lift the spirits of the fortunate recipient. Thank you for sharing the process.

Maria said...

Gorgeous tags with lovely verses! Beautiful design and pretty floral papers...well done!

V. K. said...

Amazing inspirational tags and uplifting sentiments. The pocket tags and tri-fold cards are so unique. Great encouragement to a friend in need.

Stephanie McKnight said...

What a stunning 3-tag card! The sentiments are lovely and encouraging, what better way to encourage than a gorgeous card. The black ribbon completes this gorgeous card. Vintage is my favorite type of card!

Colleen said...

OMG> I love this set and what beautiful bookmarks. I was thinking of making refrigerator magnets; just a little extra to tuck into a card for a bit of encouragement for someone.
This set would get much use if I should happen to the lucky winner. Lots of ideas spinning in my head right now on how I would use this set.
Thank You for this Great giveaway opportunity.
ColleenB.~Tx.

Dayle said...

Love these tags! I not usually a tag person, but feel like I want to create some now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie May said...

Absolutely stunning! Your tag project really made
The patterned paper and stamps pop in a deliciously vintage way! Thank you!

Cynthia said...

I often use this Encouragement set for cards given to the elderly at church or those who are no longer able to come to church. I especially like this tag idea!

Judy said...

Such a fabulous tri fold tag idea to showcase the beautiful scripture stamps. This is a meaningful and wonderful idea for various church projects.

Unknown said...

Wow! What a beautiful blessing for recipients...

Linda Anderson said...

This is a lovely collection of beautiful papers and scripture sentiments in a very pretty tag format. Anyone would love to get one of these !

Jo4Him said...

What a beautiful tri-fold card - very creative. Love that you put the scriptures on tags; whoever gets this lovely could use them as bookmarks. The scripture stamps are great for encouragement; can always use more of these. Thanks for sharing

ScrapBookinLady said...

What a great card! I love the rag shaped pockets!

Ida said...

What an amazing project you created. I love the Inspirational verses and the paper you used. This would be a fantastic card to receive.

Salnclts said...

I love your card and the verses!

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, you continue to delight us with your beautiful artistry! I love this tri-fold card with the tags, and I love these beautiful Scripture verses. What an exquisite gift for someone special to be encouraged. You are dearly loved, sweet friend! And congrats on the new storefront for Stamp Simply! Hugs and love! xoxo

kimberlydawn said...

Wow! What a great idea for a card! This is beautiful! I love the use of these amazing stamps in this way with all the tags! Thank you so much for this inspiration! I actually have these stamps and was unsure how to use them because they are kinda small, but this is fantastic! I actually have the tim holtz tag dies & autumn spice paper too! :) Such a neat idea, thank you so much & congrats on the storefront! Thanks for such pretty inspiration and such great deals & amazing opportunities to win beautiful products! God Bless :)
new email: kimberlykreation@yahoo.com

Talitha said...

These are so beautiful. Such a creative use of these stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

MiamiKel said...

Julie, your cards are always the ones that make everyone swoon! They are so gorgeously done and this one is just as fresh and lovely as can be! I love the elegance that it beholds and perfect for so many occassions - Thanks for sharing!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Julie!
What a super FUN project. It will be treasured, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Stamp Simply inspiration.

Michelle said...

I LOVE this project, so so cool. What a neat little gift idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tish said...

I admire all your work and the awesome descriptions that you addd. I know this is time consuming so your time spent is greatly appreciated. I love tag books. I usually make about 20 albums of some kind using principles from our Scripture lessons. I am excited to get the idea of using tags, although my pages would be in the 10 page realm.
Thank you for you beautiful work.
Tish Rowe

Sue D said...

Beautiful tags. Love all the Bible verses.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card. I love the gorgeous papers. And the sentiments are really beautiful.

Faye said...

Great idea & beautiful!!

Amy said...

Your card and tags are gorgeous! I like the colors and images used.

Anita Champagne said...

Love these. Such a wonderful idea to pass along such inspirational words.

R's Rue said...

So pretty.
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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