Monday, March 14, 2022

Kylie and Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Blog Hop - March 2022


Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I hope you find ideas and creative inspiration as you visit all of the blogs. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. We really appreciate your support.

My customer Thank You cards for March are the easiest pocket card I've ever made. I watched Karen Titus' video the other day and was inspired! These cards came together very quickly; you will also find these cards are a great way to use your designer series paper. 

Begin with a 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. Cut one side (directional paper will need a bit more thought before cutting) to 10 3/4 ". Score this at 1" and 5 1/2" - you will fold the 1" piece down on the front of your card. Now turn your paper 1/4 turn (the 12" side will be at the top of your Paper Trimmer.) Cut at 4" and 8". HINT: be careful scoring your DSP as it is not as sturdy as cardstock. 

Fold on the score lines, the one inch fold is toward the front. You can decide which side of the DSP you want on the front. I mixed it up a little, choosing my favorite for the third card.

Before adhering to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock, I added ribbon across the front of the flap by putting SEAL on the back of the card then adhered the ends of the ribbon on the back. 
I used my silicone mat to keep adhesive from sticking somewhere it shouldn't! 

I took another piece of ribbon and tied a bow. Next, I adhered the pocket to the piece of cardstock.

Next I stamped the insert with a sentiment and put a strip on the bottom of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 3/4" x 5". The envelope also has a stip of DSP on the bottom. The sentiment is from Honeybee Home Stamp set. I used my stamparatus to quickly stamp 12 inserts. Three rhinestone basic jewels accent the bottom corner.

I now have my thank you cards ready to go! 


am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Loaded Envelope


Welcome to our Stamping With Friends Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Our theme this month is Loaded Envelopes. I hope you enjoy the variety of projects we have to inspire you. You may have hopped here from  Helen Jennings blog, wasn't her project lovely! Where ever you began, the list of links for blogs on this Stamping With Friends Blog Hop is at the end of my post.

I have a special thank you to my friend and fellow demonstrator, Laurie Bradshaw, who kindly shared her tutorial for the loaded envelope with me. This was super fun and easy to create. I took lots of pictures as I was creating!

First, I chose my favorite Specialty Designer Series Paper, Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper (and my favorite pattern in this package!) You will need a 12 x 12 in sheet of designer series paper in your choice of pattern and color. The top is not scored, you will score the left and right at 3 1/4 inches and the bottom at 3 3/4 inches.

This is the inside of the envelope. All the scoring is completed.

The left and right sides fold over and the tops are folded into a “collar”.

I am folding the right over the left, so you can see my tear and tape is placed on the front side of the DSP on that side and the inside on the right side. Remove covering and fold flat - be sure to burnish for a good fold and to make sure the adhesive is well adhered.

Here you can see that I’ve folded my “collar” down and the bottom up.

Tear and Tape is on the top and bottom of the flap that is folding up (this will create your second pocket.)

I tucked a little glue dot under the collar corner. 

I made sure my goodies fit inside - I have DSP in one of the plastic envelopes that our dies come in the main envelope pocket and embellishments in the front pocket. Everything fits, now it needs just a little added to make it even prettier.

Here is my finished Loaded Envelope, I tied the gold shimmer ribbon around the bottom, cut the leaf (Forever Flourishing Dies) out of our Gold Sheet, added an Evening Evergreen Circle and sentiment using the Layering Circle Dies. The sentiment is from Forever Fern Stamp Set and is stamped in Just Jade. 

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The next stop on our Blog Hop is Mickey Moore, just click the Next Blog button below.


Linda Moore
Melva Peters
Tricia Butts
Diane Evans
Helen Jennings
Nancy Reynolds
Mickey Moore

am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers.