Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Card Idea #1

In September we had great Christmas card classes!  Today I will be sharing one of the designs and later this week I will share the other design & details!





Steps:
1.    Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White scrap.
2.    Punch sentiment out with Pretty Label Punch.
3.    Fold Garden Green cardstock on score lines fan/accordion style.
4.    Use snail to adhere (from front to back) green & white DSP, mittens DSP, mittens DSP (larger), Whisper White panel (smaller), green & white DSP (larger to the scored Garden Green cardstock.
5.    Use snail to adhere Whisper White to Cherry Cobbler piece.
6.    Use snail to adhere Garden Green cardstock with all layers to Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler piece.
7.    Use snail to adhere sentiment.

Supplies:

Christmas Happiness Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler cardstock (5 1/2” x 4 1/4”)
Garden Green cardstock (11” x 4 1/4” score at 3,   5 1/2 8, 9 1/2) 
Whisper White cardstock (5 1/4” x 4”, 2 1/4” x 4”, scrap) 
Be Merry DSP
Green & White (2 3/4” x 4”, 1 1/4” x 4”)
Mittens (2 1/4” x 4”, 1 1/4” x 4”)
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Pretty Label Punch
Snail Adhesive
Whisper White Envelope

Inspired by Cheryl Smith’s card

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Fall/Halloween

Happy October and welcome to another OSAT Blog Hop!  The theme for this month is Fall or Halloween!  I normally am not into Halloween very much, but this year I am definitely more into it!  We recently attended the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and that made me excited for Halloween.   


I always do a little something for my niece and nephew for Halloween.  My nephew in particular is super into Harry Potter right now as he just read all the books.  The combination of Harry Potter & Halloween just seemed like the right fit then for my card & project!



To me it's easiest to share the details on the card and project with a list of each element. Here's all the card details:
  • Basic Black card base - 11" x 4 1/4" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler layer - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 
  • Brick Wall is Cherry Cobbler cardstock  1" x 4".  I then used the Brick Wall embossing folder with Cherry Cobbler ink applied to it.  It was popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Basic Gray layer is  4 " x 5 1/4" cardstock.  I used a Post-It note mask for the moon punched with a 1 3/8" circle.  I then sponged all over the cardstock using Smoky Slate ink.
  • Branch - Seasonal Layers Framelits branch using Early Espresso cardstock and adhered with the adhesive sheets.  This was trimmed once adhered to the Basic Gray layer as it was longer than the card front.
  • Cat was punched out of the Spooky Nights DSP using the Cat Punch.  I used the adhesive strips to adhere the cat & witch hat as a I wanted a little thicker pop than the Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Witch Hat was cut out of the Spooky Nights DSP.
  • Hedwig (the owl) was stamped in Versamark on Smoky Slate cardstock.  It was then heat embossed using Whisper White powder.  I added a little Crushed Curry marker for the eyes and cut it out with my paper snips.  Hedwig is adhered using glue dots.
  • The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set Spooky Cat.  It was stamped on Crushed Curry cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The Classic Label Punch was used to punch it out. 
  • The inside of the card is a Whisper White layer of  4 " x 5 1/4" with a 1 1/2" x 4" layer of the Spooky Nights DSP in the potions pattern as it was perfect for this card!

I created the project as I was creating the cards.  The Hedwig, cat, and sentiment elements are exactly as described above.  The treat holder is a 6" x 6" piece of the Spooky Nights DSP.  I thought the potions pattern was perfect for this project!  It is a diaper fold where you fold it diagonally in the middle so you have a triangle.  Then you fold from the right and left and then fold the top part down to create a little pocket.  I tucked in my new favorite Halloween candy.  They are cauldron Skittles and a Halloween mix of Starburst.  We had them at Mickey's Halloween party and I LOVED them!  I might have recently purchased multiple bags of them at Target!!




I hope you have enjoyed my card & project!  Your next stop in the hop is from Jennifer!  Enjoy the hop!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ICS Blog Hop - Ribbon of Courage


Woo Hoo it's the first Wednesday of the month you know what that means RIGHT? ICS Blog hop time! Our theme this month of October is all Colors of Courage!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so this is a very fitting theme.  Enjoy the hop and feel free to leave us some love in the form of a comment, we love hearing from you!
 


These cards showcase Patty Bennett's One Million Dollar Achiever stamp set titled Ribbon of Courage.  It also has coordinating framelits.  The color combinations are Melon Mambo & Blushing Bride and Tangerine Tango & Pumpkin Pie for breast and kidney cancers.  The hearts and flowers were stamped and then followed by cutting out the ribbon with a framelit.  This showcases the eclipse technique that has become one of my favorite!  I use the foam adhesive strips for this technique because it pops more than the Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiments are stamped in coordinating colors and cut out with the Duet Banner Punch.  

  
There are so many different colors representing different cancers.  Here is a great color chart from the American Cancer Society.




I hope you enjoyed my cards!  The next stop in our blog hop is Deb!

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Cards Supply List from Stampin' Up!:

  • Stamps: Ribbon of Courage
  • Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
  • Inks: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie
  • Embellishments: Duet Banner Punch, Support Ribbon Framelits, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, and Magnetic Platform
  • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Strips

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2017 World Card Making Day Sales

From October 1st-10th Stampin' Up! is offering a discount on some card making supplies in honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday!  Contact me today to place an order!!!


 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Layered Leaves

Welcome to our fabulous A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!  Every month I receive a surprise card/project kit from Stampin' Up!.  I love this fall/Thanksgiving themed kit!


I struggled a bit for an alternate project & card because I love the projects & cards in the kit!  Once I finally got my creative mojo going here is what I came up with this month!

 
All the details for my card and my project are below.  I have put an asterisks next to items that were in addition to the Paper Pumpkin kit.

 

Details for the card:
  • *Cajun Craze Card base - 11" x 4 1/4" and score at 5 1/2"
  • *Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Used the negative/outline that is left from the leaves with *Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and *Crushed Curry inks.  I used *sponge daubers for this part.  I tried sponge wedges, but it was too challenging to work with the small outlines and not get extra ink on the card front.
  • Added a couple gold leaves to the card front.
  • Used the bakers twine included with the kit to wrap around the card front before adhering to card base.
  • Stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze on the kit included tags.

I have seen this candle and stamping idea a number of places online.  I picked up some battery operated lights from the local dollar store and decided to try this technique.



Details for the project:
  • *Battery operated light from the local dollar store
  • Using *tissue paper and stamp leaves on it in *Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze inks onto the tissue paper.
  • Wrap the tissue paper around the candle and very carefully heat/melt the tissue paper into the candle using your heat gun.  Be careful and I set it on some scrap paper because some of the wax leaked to the bottom of the candle.  Set aside to cool and harden.
  • Used the bakers twine included with the kit to wrap around the card front before adhering to card base.
  • Stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze on the kit included tags.
I hope you enjoyed my card and project.  Thanks for visiting!  
Your next hop in the blog is Lori!
  
http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/09/a-paper-pumpkin-thing-blog-hop-layered-leaves.html

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Painted Harvest Cards - Part 5 of 5

I recently hosted a stamp class that focused on the new Painted Harvest stamp set!  I think this is my favorite and most versatile stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This is the fifth & final card of five that we created at the class.


Steps:
1.    Stamp sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White scrap.  Punch out with Pretty Label punch.
2.    Stamp Sunflower –
       a.    Large background part – Crushed Curry
       b.    Detailed part – Cherry Cobbler
       c.    Center – Chocolate Chip
       d.    Leaves – Garden Green
3.    Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop sentiment from card front.
4.    Use snail to adhere card front to Garden Green layer.
5.    Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop Garden Green layer from Chocolate Chip layer.
6.    Use snail to adhere Chocolate Chip layer from Crushed Curry card base.
7.    Use snail to adhere Whisper White layer inside of card.

Supplies:
Painted Harvest Stamp Set
Special Celebrations Stamp Set
Crushed Curry cardstock (8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”)
Chocolate Chip cardstock (5 1/4” x 4”)
Garden Green cardstock (3 1/4” x 4 1/2”) 
Whisper White cardstock (5 1/4” x 4”, 4 1/4” x 3”, scrap) 
Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green Inks
Pretty Label Punch
Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Whisper White Envelope
 
Inspired by card: https://www.stampinwithcarolread.com/single-post/2017/08/24/Fall-Painted-Harvest

Monday, September 11, 2017

Painted Harvest Cards - Part 4 of 5

I recently hosted a stamp class that focused on the new Painted Harvest stamp set!  I think this is my favorite and most versatile stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This is the fourth card of five that we created at the class.


Steps:
1.    Stamp sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White oval.
2.    Stamp Sunflower –
       a.    Large background part – Sweet Sugarplum
       b.    Detailed part – Rich Razzleberry
       c.    Center – Smoky Slate
       d.    Dots – Smoky Slate
3.    Use glue dots to adhere Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon to card front.
4.    Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop sentiment from card front.
5.    Use snail to adhere card front to Smoky Slate layer, Smoky Slate layer to Sweet Sugarplum card base, and Whisper White layer inside of card.

Supplies:
Painted Harvest Stamp Set
Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (11” x 4 1/4” scored at 5 1/2”)
Smoky Slate cardstock (5 3/8” x 4 1/8”) 
Whisper White cardstock (5 1/4” x 4” x2, scrap) 
Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate Inks
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Whisper White Envelope

Inspired by card: http://www.craftycarolinecreates.com/2017/08/simplystylishstampers-blog-hop.html