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Elements of Style Brag Book…

Welcome Back Stampers and Paper-Crafters!


As you know I’m sewing cushions for my daughter and I’m happy to announce I only have one more to go. Woo-Hoo!  I promise to photograph them for you to see.


I’m posting a project we made in my Friday night’s class. This is a “So Simple” project and is perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, end of the year teacher’s gift, and it would even make a great wedding or baby shower favor. 

Elements of Style Brag Book


Here are the directions for this project:


Cut Blushing Bride Card Stock to 6-1/4″ x 4-3/4″

Scoring the Cover

Cut Basic Grey Card Stock to 9-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and score it along the 9-1/4″ at 1″ and 2″





Stamping the Cover On the Blushing Bride Card Stock I  stamped the harlequin pattern with the Print Pattern Block Stamp in Blushing Bride Ink. I love using the same color Ink on the same color card stock when I want to add a little dimension to my card stock. You could use Designer Series Paper as well, but sometimes the DSP pops too much.

Adhering the Cover


Line up your stamped Blushing Bride Card Stock on the first score line and adhere it.


Cut two Top Note shapes with your Big Shot. Cut one in Basic Black and the other in Very Vanilla. Trim down the Very Vanilla Top Note along the perforated edge.

Top Note Detail


On the Very Vanilla stamp the large floral bouquet and the “Life is a matter of Moments” saying, in Basic Black Ink. I left mine black and white, but you can certainly color in the bouquet.

Envelope Detail


Along the spine of the Brag Book, wrap a piece of the Blushing Bride Stitched-Poly Ribbon. Take five Clear Envelopes and stick them to each other. The bottom one adhere to the bottom inside cover pushing it right up to the fold. Holding the Brag Book closed and using the Crop-A-Dile, punch two hole right through the ribbon and all of the Brag Book’s layers, including the envelopes. Place two  Very Vanilla Brads from the Hodgepodge Hardware Kit through the punched hole to hold everything in place.


On the two right corners of the cover punch two Photo Corners out of Basic Black Card Stock and adhere.


Tip Button

When stamping with a big block stamp, ink it and place the inked image side up. Place your card stock over the image and with your finger or bone folder rub across the inked stamp. Gently pull up the card stock. Stamping this way gives you an even coverage and it’s easy to center the image.


Thanks once again for stopping by.

Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Peach Parfait “Elements”…

Unknown-18  Hello, Lakeside Stampers!


I don’t know which I like better; Stampin’ Up! In-Color Peach Parfait or the Elements of Style Stamp Set. Below is another card from World Card Making Day. This card can be made with as many layers and any color you want to use.




Here’s how to make this card:


1)    Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Peach Parfait Card Stock and score it at 4-1/4″.

2)    Cut another piece of Peach Parfait to 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.

3)    Cut one 5″ x 3-3/4″ and  one 4-1/4″ x 3″ piece of  Very Vanilla Card Stock

4)     On the larger piece of Very Vanilla randomly stamp any image from the Elements of Style Stamp Set in Peach Parfait Ink.

5)    On the smaller piece of Very Vanilla stamp the large floral image from the Elements of Style Stamp Set in Peach Parfait.

6)    Layer as shown above.


Try this card in different colors, package them in a pretty box to use as a gift for someone. 


Email me at diane@lakesidestamper.com pictures of your projects. If you use  all Stampin’ Up! products I’ll post them on this very blog!


Make it a great day.


Stampin’ Hugs, 






Stampin’ Up! Products Used:__________________________________________

STAMP SET:  Elements of Style (118611) W, (120045) C

PAPER:        Peach Parfait Card Stock (119794), 

                  Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)

INK:            Peach Parfait (119785)


“FAN-tastic” Class…

This is the first of four projects we made at Friday Night’s Class. The class had the option of leaving each fan blade separate to use or give as a book-mark. These turned out wonderful and this fan can be made with almost any stamp set. Let me show you the finished project and how it’s done.


We first cut 10 blades from Vary Vanilla Card Stock. I pre-traced the blades, using a template I made. I also gave each attendee a template to use for future fans. You can simply make a template in really any shaped blade as long as it tapers on one end by hand-drawing it onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out the blade and use it to trace onto any Color Card Stock or Designer Series Paper you want  I traced out 10 blades, one for the front and one for the back of each fan blade. The extra stiffness helps and the two pieces work as a good sandwich for the Scallop Circle. On each blade I did the following:


Blade 1. Stamped Elements of Style Stamp Set in Basic Black Craft Ink

                Colored the image with Stampin’ Up!  Watercolor Markers

                Punched a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  out of Regal Rose Card Stock

                Sponged Regal Rose Ink with a Dauber along the blade’s edge


DSC_0815  Blade 2: Stamped motif from Elements of Style in Old Olive Ink

 Punched a 2-3/8″ Scallop CIrcle out of Old Olive Card Stock

 Sponged Old Olive Ink on edges

Blade 3: Stamped Filigree Block (retired) in Baja Breeze Ink

                 Punched a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle out of Baja Breeze Card Stock

                 Sponged Baja Breeze Ink on edges


Blade 4:  Stamped motif from Friends 24/7 Stamp Set in Perfect Plum Ink

                 Punched a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle out of Perfect Plum Card Stock

                 Sponged Perfect Plum Ink on the edges


Blade 5:  Stamped Serenity Toille Block Stamp (retired) in Basic Black Craft Ink

                 Colored the image with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Markers

                 Punched a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle out of Regal Rose Card Stock

                 Sponged Regal Rose Ink on the edges


I need to warn you when you stamp with your craft ink you need to really let it dry before you use markers to color it. 


I then sandwiched a blank blade, 2-3/8″ scallop circle and the stamped blade together. Don’t worry if the blades don’t match up perfectly because you can trim them down a bit.


To put the fan together I punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile on each tapered end of each blade. Then using an Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet I joined all the blades to form a fan. The eyelet just held together all the blades.  


Through the eyelet I placed a piece of Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon with a slip knot.  I think it’s called a slip knot. This is a picture of the knot I mean.


Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Hugs,







DSC_0814STAMP SETS: Elements of Style (118611) W (120045) C, Serenity Toille (retired0. Friends 24/7 (113218) W, Filigree Block (retired)

PAPER: Regal Rose Card Stock (105130), Old Olive (100702), Baja Breeze (111352), Perfect Plum (101889), Peach Parfait (119794)

INKS: Basic Black Craft (102995), Old Olive (102277), Baja Breeze (111833), Perfect Plum (101437), Peach Parfait (119783)

Extras: 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle (118874), Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119256), Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet (108431), Crop-A-Dile 9108362)


Elements of Style Step-Card…

This is the fifth and final card from my Garden Class. These step cards are intriguing. They are quite simple to make and so much fun to decorate. The trick is to have something on each layer or step that doesn’t compete with any other image on another step. Rather you should try to have images that compliment or work well together. For this card I choose the Elements of Style Stamp Set because I really wanted to use it in a different way than just on a card front. I also knew I wanted to place it in the Scallop Oval Frame.   



Okay this is what I did. I started with a 10-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. Then I scored it at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/4, 6″, and 8-1/4″. 



I folded it with my Bone Folder in mountain and valley folds like you would fold a fan. The first fold is a mountain fold. You should have two valleys and three mountains when done.


On the front step I cut a 5″ x 1-1/2″ strip of Old Olive Designer Series Paper and scalloped the top. I adhered it and tied a piece of Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon around it. On a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock I stamped the “Birthday Wishes” from the Watercolor Trio Stamp Set in Always Artichoke, punched it out with the Oval Punch and layered it on a piece of Always Artichoke punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. I cut a small butterfly with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit out of So Saffron.

For the second or middle step I stamped part of the flower bouquet from the
Elements of Style Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Ink and  stamped the hummingbird from the same stamp set in Perfect Plum Ink.  I stamped a few flowers from the bouquet on a piece scrap piece of Very Vanilla, colored it and cut it out. I glued it onto the middle step as shown and had one leaf extend upwards for some depth. I cut out the hummingbird and place it  so it looks as though it’s  getting nectar from a flower. On each top corner, with a Dauber. I sponged  Always Artichoke; again for depth.

The last step was decorated with the Big Shot and the Scallop Oval Frame out of Very Vanilla. I then stamped the bouquet of flowers in Chocolate Chip Ink on the middle part of the frame.  For the coloring I used a combination of Markers and Watercolor Pencils. I cut another frame out of Old Olive Designer Series Paper and adhered the outer part of the frame over the Very Vanilla frame. I placed the stamped middle back by using a little tape on the back and secured the oval frame to the last step with two brads.

And that’s how you make a step card. It’s not as complicated as it looks but you will certainly “Wow” any one you send it to-if you can to part with it.

Thanks for looking!

Stampin’ Hugs,






STAMP SET: Elements of Style (118611), Watercolor Trio (117050) DSC_0524

INK:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Perfect Plum (101437), Always Artichoke (105219)

PAPER: So Saffron-butterfly (105213), Old Olive DSP (112160), Always Artichoke (105119)

FINISHING FRILLS: Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon (109035)

TOOLS: Markers (105541), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138), Big Shot (113439), Oval Scallop Frame Die (114521), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)


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