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Because I always give  you free tutorials! The tutorials are for cards, scrapbook pages, gifts, decor – just about anything you can create with our Stampin’ Up! products. I also include Tool Tips, which is a segment on how to get the most use out of your stamping tools, or alternate uses. I also do a Question & Answer series – so if you’re wondering how to do something (a technique, or use a tools, or wondering what’s the best tool to  use), simply leave a comment here on my blog, or send me an email to  I’ll either answer your question here, or add it to my newsletter – maybe both!

I do try to keep some of my information exclusive to my newsletter subscribers. After all, if everything is already here on my blog -why subscribe? Well, most of the tutorials are exclusive for my newsletter. I may share some here, but usually months after they’ve already appeared in my newsletter.

I’ve just created an Exclusive, Subscriber Only Tutorial for a Fancy Fold Card! When you sign up now, you’ll be automatically provided with a link to receive it! If the technical gremlins intervene – please let me know by either a comment here, or send me an email. I have tested it, and it worked, but you never know!


If you haven’t yet decided to subscribe, I thought I’d share another project that was in a fairly recent newsletter.  This will give you an idea of what to expect. You can also see a sample of a previous newsletter tutorial in yesterday’s post. It was a technique tutorial, using the Blends Markers.


This tutorial uses one of my favourite stamp sets, Waterfront. It combines it with a fun Z fold  that is easy to create, and fun for the recipient!

Another Reason to Subscribe to My Newsletter


This lovely scenic card is great for almost any occasion, and the soft colour palette gives the feel of nature. The fun ‘Z’ fold makes it unique!


Stamp Sets

Waterfront (146386)


Smoky Slate (131179)

So Saffron (126957)

Old Olive (126953)

Crumb Cake (126975)

Pool Party (126982)

Tranquil Tide (144085)

Papers (including cutting dimensions)

Tranquil Tide 4 ¼” x 11”, 1 ½” x 2 ½”

Pear Pizzazz (2) 2 ½” x 4”, (1) 5 ¼” x 4”

Whisper White (1) 4 ½” x 3 ¾”, (1) 5” x 3 ¾”, (1) 1 ½” x 2 ½”


Big Shot (143263)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Paper Snips (103579)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non-Stampin’ Up! – Post It Notes


  1. Use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score the 4 ¼” x 11” Tranquil Tide cardstock at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”. Fold in half (left to right) at the 5 ½” score line, then fold the smaller panel backwards (right to left), so your card base looks like a sideways ‘Z’.
  2. 2. Use the Liquid Glue and attach the Pear Pizzazz cardstock pieces to the 3 card base panels, as appropriate.
  3. 3. On the 4 ½” x 3 ¾” piece of white cardstock, stamp the scene in the following order:
  • Stamp the mountains once full strength in Smoky Slate ink, and then stamp again behind and to the right, without adding more ink. Repeat this across the width of the cardstock.
  • Stamp the mountain image on a Post It note, and cut it out with scissors. Mask off the background mountain, and then stamp the sun behind the mountain, in So Saffron ink.
  • Use the long narrowest stamp image, and stamp the grass across the width of the cardstock, underneath the mountains, in Old Olive ink.
  • Use the same stamp image, cleaned, and stamp the sand across the width of the cardstock, underneath the grass, in Crumb Cake ink.
  • Use the large water image stamp with Pool Party ink, and stamp the water repeatedly across the cardstock. Turn the stamp upside down, and stamp to fill in any blank areas. Be sure to re-ink between stamping.
  • Stamp the trees on each side of the mountains in Tranquil Tide ink.
  • Stamp the dots image in the water, with the Tranquil Tide ink.
  1. On the 5” x 3 ¾” piece of white cardstock, repeat the stamping of the mountains, grass, sand, water and trees, as described in #3. Keep your stamping to the right hand side of the cardstock, leaving three quarters of the area to the left unstamped.
  2. On the small piece of white cardstock, stamp the front sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink.
  3. Use the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits –ovals – to die cut both the stamped sentiment and another matching oval from the small piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock.
  4. Cut the 4 ½” x 3 ¾” image panel in half, at 2 ¼”.
  5. 8. Attach the 3 panels onto the card base, in the proper order, using the Liquid Glue.
  6. Layer the sentiment oval on top of the Tranquil Tide oval, with Liquid Glue. Place the bottom oval slightly to the right, so the colour shows on the right hand side. Attach it to the front panel, in the lower right corner, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the inside image in the white area on the large 3rd panel, in Tranquil Tide ink.

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “Another Reason to Subscribe to My Newsletter

    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy my newsletter, Susan! I hope you received access to the new, free tutorial that I included in yesterday’s newsletter 🙂

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