Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Snow Play Oh what fun!

My friend reminded me I had this stamp set and I just had to use it again.  I pulled it out and dusted it off to make this card.  It's from a retired Stampin Up set called Snow Play.  The sentiment on the front is from a current set available in the holiday mini catalog called Oh What Fun.  The inside sentiment is from Six Sayings.  I love the rose red and island indigo color combination with the Whisper White, don't you?  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

Rose red, Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstock 
Rose red, island Indigo, lost lagoon, blushing bride, hello honey, tangerine tango, crumb cake, soft suede Stampin write markers
Basic black and Versamark ink pads
White embossing powder
Dazzling details glitter and two-way glue pen
1" circle and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches
Project Life cards and labels framelits and lots of labels framelits
Snow Play (retired) Oh What Fun and Six Sayings stamp sets.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Wonderland forest Christmas card sponged

One of my favorite techniques is sponging backgrounds. I love the color and dimension it adds.  It takes an image from great to Wow with just a sponge and inks.  For the moon on this card I used a 3/4 circle punch mask.

Island Indigo, marina mist, lost lagoon, night of navy, calypso coral, blushing bride, mossy Meadow, early espresso, Sahara sand, soft suede and hello honey ink pads
Versamark and gold embossing powder
Project Life cards and labels framelits
Wonderland stamp set
3/4" circle punch
Whisper White and Lost Lagoon cardstock
Winter Wonderland vellum paper stack
White Signo gel pen

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wonderland pine branch card

This card evolved while I was trying to complete another card and get the sentiment just right.  It's really quite simple to put together.  I hope you enjoy looking.  It features the Winter Wonderland vellum paper stack which I think makes the card gorgeous.  The gold embossing on the vellum is so beautiful.  Please leave me a comment with your thoughts!

Supplies used:  Cherry cobbler and whisper white card stock
Early espresso, mossy meadow and cherry cobbler ink pads
Project Life cards and label framelits
Versatile Christmas and Wonderland stamp sets
Winter Wonderland vellum paper stack

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Peaceful snowman scene Christmas card

i am just loving the hearth and home framelits dies and seeing which stamps I can make beautiful scenes with.  I absolutely love the way this card turned out.  It was so much fun creating the scenery.  I embossed the window ledge with the woodgrain embossing folder to give it some texture.  Thanks for looking.  I love to read your thoughts, so please leave me a comment.

Supplies used:
Cherry cobbler, soft suede, basic black, mossy Meadow, old olive,, garden green ink pads
Whisper white, real red and crumb cake cardstock
Aqua painters for coloring.
White gel pen, real red, Bermuda bay and basic black, tangelo twist stampin write markers
Hardwood, Happy Scenes, White Christmas, Six Sayings and Peaceful Wreath stamp sets
Cherry cobbler dazzling details
Iridescent ice embossing powder

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful tree mini treat bags

I was inspired to create these bags from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I'm not sure who created it, but the leaf technique is not mine.  In any case, I thought they would make beautiful treat bags to give to coworkers and friends. i hope you are inspired to make your own.  I whipped 10 of these out in a couple of hours.  They're very easy and quick to make.  To sponge the leaf, cut a piece of copy paper the size of your project, then cut the leaf out of the center.  (I used vellum so I could easily make a bunch). Using sponges and your inks, ink the inside of the leaf mask your created. Then stamp the tree from Sheltering tree over your sponged image.  Add the Thankful stamp to the top.  To get the "for you," I inked only those two words from the thankful for you sentiment in Sheltering tree.

Supplies used:
Mini treat bag thinlet die (on sale through November 30th)
Leaflet framelits
Cajun craze, crushed curry, cherry cobbler and early espresso ink pads
Sheltering Tree stamp set
Six Sayings stamp set
Neutrals envelope paper
Snail adhesive. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Curvy keepsake witches hat pumpkin treat box

Oh my gosh, did I have a great time making these adorable little pumpkin witches.  It features the curvy keepsake box die.  I used the pumpkin face from Sparkly Seasons.  The cute little spider on the side comes from the set called Howl-o-ween and has matching framelits.  The stripes on the "pumpkin" are from Work of Art.  The box base is done in Tangerine Tango with Cajun craze ink used for the stripes.  The witches hat features the spider web doilies, black glimmer paper and the Happy Hauntings designer series paper for the bow.  The basic hat design has been featured in many places and is not my own design.  The hat features a mini clothes pin so it can be taken off to open the treat box.  I hope that you've been inspired to make some of your own.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy creative stamping!

Supplies used:
Curvy keepsake box die, 2 1/2" circle punch, tree punch, bow builder punch, spider web doilies, Sparkly Seasons, Work of Art and Howl-o-ween stamp sets, mini glue dots, Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy haunting little treat bags

I made these quick little treat bags for my grandson's class party.  It features the Happy Haunting designer series paper (DSP) pack.  I cut the bag topper in very vanilla at 4x4 and scored at 2".  I then filled the treat bags and stapled the bag topper on.  I added a 2x4" piece of the Hapy Haunting DSP over the top of  the very vanilla piece.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set A Little Something.  I inked the top half of the sentiment in Tangerine tango and the bottom half in rich razzleberry.  I then punched them out using the curly label punch.  The pumpkins are from the retired stamp set Fall Fest which has matching  Framelits.  The treat bags are our 4x6" cello bags.
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Monday, October 26, 2015

October Paper Pumpkin treat bags

These treat bags were inspired by Paper Pumpkin with Boo.  You can find her video on Lisa Curcio's YouTube channel.  I had fun making these and I thought they were definitely cuter than the original project.  I have lots of left overs to make other projects from the kit.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Woodland happy scene Christmas card

This card came together while I was trying out a new technique of inking and stamping images directly onto the embossing folder.  I started with a piece of card 4x5 1/4" .  I sponged marina mist and night of navy inks directly on to the embossing folder.  I then inked up my images from Happy Scenes and Lovely as a Tree in Mossy Meadow ink and stamped these images directly on the embossing folder.  This was all done on the inside top cover of the folder.  You then place your whisper white cardstock piece inside the folder and run it through the big shot to create the beautifully inked scenery.  I then stamped the both cardinals and the deer from White Christmas.  I used the Aqua painter with real red ink to color the cardinals and soft suede for the deer.  These I fussy cut and put on the card.  To finish it off I stamped and embossed in gold the Merry Christmas banner and fussy cut that.  This focal piece was put on a real red card base.
To finish off the inside of the card, I chose a sentiment from Versatile Christmas and stamped the same tree image in Mossy Meadow from Happy Scenes with another little Cardinal from White Christmas.  It's not a card to mass produce, however, it does makes very special card for a loved one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope I've inspired you to try some new techniques and see where it takes your creativity. If you need to order any supplies, please click on my shpping cart in the upper right hand corner.

Lovely as a tree retirement card

This card is created using the oak tree from Lovely as a Tree.  The tree is stamped in early espresso.  I then layered the colors using sponge daubers.  The inks I used are crushed curry, Cajun craze, cherry cobbler and old olive. I used the same colors of card stock on an early espresso base.  I added texture by running my cardstock pieces through the wood grain embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Wild about Flowers.

 The inside is stamped using the oak leaves from Lovely as a Tree and using the same inking method as on the outside.  I love how this card turned out.
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Saturday, September 5, 2015

White Christmas Home for Christmas deer tags

I am loving the Home for Christmas designer series paper from the new Stampin' Up holiday catalog.  Here I've cut out the individual deer by hand and put them on tags made using the ornate tag topper punch.  For the background scenes I used the White Christmas stamp set from the annual catalog along with the Happy Scenes stamp set from the holiday catalog.  The beautiful striped ribbon is also from the holiday catalog.  All products are available for purchase between 09-01-15 and 01-04-16.  I sponged night of navy, island indigo and black inks for the night sky effect.  These tags were so much fun to create and will make a great gift tag for someone.  I hope I've inspired you today.  Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and look.  To purchase any items I've used today, click on the shopping cart to the right.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nutcracker Sparkly Seasons snow globe card

Wahoo!  The Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog is now available for everyone.  This year's catalog is spectacular.  My granddaughter is involved in ballet and every Christmas they put on the Nutcracker for a winter recital.  When I saw the Sparkly Seasons stamp set and matching framelit bundle (Seasonal Frame thinlets die), I knew that had to be one of the first bundles on my list.  I created this shaker card (my first one ever by the way) with the bundle.  It took quite a bit of finagling, but it was well worth it.  I embossed the card base with the Gently Falling 6x6 embossing folder.  The falls is cut with the framelits in the bundle as well as the inner circle for the shaker part.  The outside used  the 2 1/2" punch I think.  I stamped the globe base on whisper white, cut it out then stamped the hardwood background stamp over it with early espresso.  I masked the nutcracker as to pull him out of the stamp all by himself.  The sentiment is also from happy scenes and was gold embossed on a piece of mossy meadow card stock and punched out with the Washi label punch.  Now to make one more so each of her ballet instructors will get one.  Thanks for stopping by.  If you'd like to purchase any of the items I've used today, just click on the shopping cart to the right.  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please let me know.  I'd be happy to get you one.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pretty Petals for you treat bag

I recently attended the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  We began our journey By flying into Las Vegas, then drove up to Salt Lake  stopping at Brice Canyon National Park.  Of course, the Las Vegas trip entailed a visit to m&m favorite store in Vegas!  I purchased some silicone coasters to share with my co-workers.  I couldn't just give them each a coaster without packaging them up so this project was born,  I love the way they turned out and so did my co-workers.

These bags were made with the mini treat bag Thinlet die.  They are so simple to make and fit the m&m coasters perfectly.  I used the pretty petals 6x6 designer series paper stack.  The tags were made using the triple banner punch and stamped with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  The for you also comes from the mini treat bag Thinlet dies.  The sentiment is from A Dozen thoughts.  Cardstock is basic black, mint macaron and calypso coral.  All products used are by Stampin' Up!  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Grateful Vintage Leaves Sneaky Box

This box was inspired by Sam Donald of Pootles Papercrafts.  She created the box design and has a video tutorial on the instructions.  You can find it on YouTube by searching for sneaking box with flush fitting lid.  I loved it and decided to make a fall leaf version.  I stamped the top of the Box with the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  I love this set and it has matching Framelits!  You can purchase them separately or in a money saving bundle.  Who wouldn't want to save money, right?  I used the baby wipe technique to make the variegated colors on the leaves.  The cardstock for the top is Tip top taupe, a 2015-17 In color.  This has quickly become one of my most used neutral color.  The base of the box is made in Cajun craze.  I stamped the leaves for the focal image then cut them out with the matching Framelits.  I then sprayed them with alcohol and crumpled them to give them texture.  I tied the three leaves with linen thread.  The sentiment comes from endless thanks, as well as the banner.  I hand cut the banner out.  I hope you will try making one.  Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Vintage Leaves butterfly thank you card

Oh how I love butterflies and leaves, so naturally, I couldn't wait to put them together.  This card uses the Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlets.  I cut the solid butterfly images from the new black glimmer paper which will be available beginning September 1st in the holiday catalog by Stampin' Up!  The intricate butterflies were cut from a piece of whisper white cardstock sponged with  Cajun craze, rich razzleberry, cherry cobbler and crushed curry inks.  I finished them off with some pearl basic jewels.  I love the way they turned out.  I made my own stamp pad using the baby wipe technique in a plastic container to ink the leaf background.  It's stamped with the Vintage Leaves stamp set in the annual catalog.  The sentiment is stamped using Endless Thanks inside the frame from Awesomely Artistic and cut utilizing the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits.  My card base is in Rich Razzleberry.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope your inspired to create something today.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Deer holiday home window card

Gosh am I loving the new holiday mini catalog by Stampin' Up!  The catalog will release to customers on September 1st, but as a demonstrator I get to order early.  Wahoo!  If you would like to join my team, you can order early as well AND get a discount on your purchases.  Contact me if you are interested.

This card uses the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I cut the deer and holly out from a sheet of the DSP!  I know, adorable right?  You get two sheets of the deer paper and it has a lot of little deer all over it.  You can make a ton of cards with just the two sheets of the DSP and still have 10 other sheets of DSP for other projects. The window is made using the Hearth and Home Thinlet dies and the scene is the background is stamped with Happy Scenes stamp set.  The thinlets and stamp set can be purchased in a bundle to save you money.

The ribbon, button and gold cord are also from the holiday collection.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Versatile Christmas.  The little holly sprigs are from another set called A Little Something.  It's bundled with a pillow box Thinlet die.  I cut the sentiment out using the Chalk Talk framelits.  The base of the cards is Very Vanilla card stock.  Hope you are inspired.  Be sure to check back each week to see what's new. Thanks for taking a little time out of your day to stop by.  You can order any holiday products beginning September 1 just by clicking the shopping cart on the right.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Happy Halloween Scene DSP challenge card

This card uses the new Happy Scenes stamp set by Stampin' Up and the coordinating Hearth and Home Thinlets dies.  You can purchase them in a bundle and save 15%.  Who wanted like that?  the focal image on this card features direct ink to paper utilizing sponge daubers.  I first stamped my image.  I colored the pumpkins and leaves with markers.  I then began sponging at the bottom, layering colors.  I started with Mossy Meadow, added Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Basic Black.  The stars were created using the Uni-ball Signo white gel pen.  I cut my window frame out of chocolate chip cardstock and added the focal image to the back.  I then used A piece of DSP from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack to look like wallpaper.  I added a piece of Into the Woods cotton ribbon (Rich Razzleberry) along the end of the DSP.  I then added the focal image to the card using stampin' dimensionals.  The spider web and the sentiment are all from the Happy Scenes stamp set.  I hope this card inspires you.  The stamps, dies and ribbon are sneak peaks from the upcoming holiday catalog available to customers on September 1, 2015.  If you would like to order, please use the shopping cart on the right hand side of this page.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cherry on Top sweetie treat envelope punch board box

This project is inspired by Sam at Pootles Papercraft.  She has a great tutorial on her website here this is my version using the new 6x6 Cherry on Top DSP paperstack.  I made no changes in the box design.  I did decorate a little differently.  I used the Sprinkles of Life Ronald McDonald House charity stamp set.  It's one of my ver favorites from the new catalog.  It's so versatile, has a matching punch AND benefits RMHC!  I used the triple banner punch (which really can easily make four sizes).  I cut my white card at 3/4" and the cucumber crush at 1".  The catalog stars you can make 1", 1 1/2, and 2" banner pieces.   There are additional marks on the base to make a 3/4" banner.  Bonus!  The tiny little flowers are punched with the tree builder punch and the centers are rhinestone basic jewels.  The box is closed just as Sam closed hers in her video with a 1/4" hole punch on the top piece that goes over a candy dot brad base.  Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Just Kidding 29th birthday

I absolutely fell in love with the Just Kidding stamp set when it was released.  This is the first opportunity I've had to use it.  I did use a few retired products and some new product as well.  The background stamp called Something Lacy has been retired.  Too bad, it's so pretty.  I stamped tone on tone using wisteria wonder.  I paired it with a piece of smokey slate DSP from the newly renovated 12x12 DSP paper stack.  Both the sentiment and focal image are from Just Kidding.  I used the retired Word Bubble framelits and Just Saying stamp for the word bubble outline and stamped it on melon mambo.  For the inside I utilized Just Kidding and One Tag Fits All (retired).  I gave it a little sparkle with dazzling details glitter glue for the centers of the background flowers.  Hope this inspires you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cheerful Critter girl card-In-a-box

This is a card I made for one of my husband's co-workers. I made two of them for her to use.  The main focal point is from a recently retired stamp set called Cheerful Critters. I love this set.  It makes these cards so much fun.  Card stock is mint macaron with the DSP from Cherry on Top.  Both are new product from the 2016-2016 SU catalog.  The balloons on the card are from the May Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love the stamps we receive each month which are exclusive to the kit.  I've used this particular set on several different projects since I received it.  Other stamps used were from Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Pictagram Punches and A Round Array (also recently retired).  You can recreate this card with whatever sentiment stamps you have on hand.  I added a few  pearl basic jewels in the smaller flower centers and punched an artisan label in dazzling diamonds glimmer Paper.  I stamped an envelope to match.  The tiniest flower on the bunny is punched from the tree builder punch.  Other colors on this card are watermelon wonder, Bermuda bay, smokey slate,and soft sky.  I hope Marilyn loves them and the recipients do as well.  I know I do.

here is a card

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cheerful Critter birthday Bokeh card

My first try at the bokeh technique and I am very happy with how it turned out!  So fun.  It did take a bit of time to get the background just how I wanted it, but I think it looks great.  I used the Cheerful Critters stamp set.  My friend calls it the I like your face stamp set as it has that sentiment within it.  It will not be available after June 2 so if you love it like I do, you should grab it before it's gone.  There are loads of sentiments that can fit on those little signs. The balloon stamp came from the May Paper Pumpkin kit.  Happy Birthday is stamped from a set called Crazy About You.  It is a very versatile set and allows you to put different words together for multiple  sentiments.  Balloon colors are watermelon wonder, cucumber crush and wild wasabi.  The bear's shirt is colored with Stampin' write markers in cucumber crush, wild wasabi and delightful Dijon.

 Here is a photo of the bokeh background itself.  I used cucumber crush, wild wasabi and mint macaron as my three background colors.  Then whisper white craft ink was put on with a sponge dauber and a circle template I made out of cardstock vellum and circle punches in various sizes.

The inside sentiment was stamped with a stamp from Lovely Amazing You.  It won't be around much longer and you should pick it up while you can.  The cardstock base is watermelon wonder cut at        5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Amazing you small gift bag

This cute little gift bag is made from retired DSP sized 4" x 10" and features the new Stampin Up! gift bag punch board.  It turned out so cute!  The gift tag is punched using the note tag punch.  The sentiment is from the set Lovely Amazing You and is a photopolymer stamp.  I used the flower from itty bitty accents punch pack and the petite petal punch with a candy dot in the middle. The colors are chocolate chip and crushed curry.  The butterfly is from Kinda Eclectic and punched with the elegant butterfly punch.  I love coordinating products.  Creativity is so much less work that way.  Don't you agree?

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kinda Eclectic get well wishes

I started this project with a card base from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  I then added Washi tape from the sneak peak cherry on top pack.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.  Butterflies are from Kinda Eclectic and punch with the butterfly punches in the Stampin' Up catalog.  The patterned circle paper comes from the new designer series paper stack in neutrals which will be available to order on June 2.  I punched the leaves from the bird builder punch out of cucumber crush, a new 2015-17 in color.  The banners were punched out with the new triple banner punch. It makes perfect layers!  I loved how easy they were to perfectly match the banner ends.

Colors used are crushed curry, chocolate chip, cucumber crush, crumb cake.  I hope you enjoy my project and are looking forward to seeing all the new product available beginning June 2 as much as I am.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sprinkles of Life coffee card

This card combines a soon to be retired stamp set called Perfect Blend with a sneak peak of several items which will be available on June 2, 2015.  It features the newest Ronald McDonald House charity (RMHC) set called Sprinkles of Life.  A portion of each stamp set sold is donated to the RMHC.  What a cute set and it benefits others!  I love how Stampin' Up makes it so easy to help others.  I also used the new Cherry on Top DSP paper stack (now 6x6 size) along with the coordinating Cherry on Top washi tape.  The cupcake frosting is punched out with the new tree builder punch which is made to coordinate with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  Wahoo! I love coordinating products.  It makes creating so much easier and it's one of my favorite things about Stampin' Up products.

 The gift card envelope is made with our new envelope paper which is the perfect weight to make envelopes. Here you see the paper in the 2015-17 in color watermelon wonder.

I love how this card turned out.  My card base is a standard A2 size in Bermuda bay.  Other colors featured on the card are watermelon wonder, tip top taupe,crushed curry.  The cup sleeve utilizes a second generation watermelon wonder with a stamp from the new You've Got This set (also a sneak peek).  A matching envelope and my project is finished!