Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Bauble

Hello, thanks for stopping by.  My share today is using the Christmas Bauble single stamp set.  I love this stamp, but have a hard time using it.  This card was so simple, but I think it turned out nice.  Hope you like it as well.  My card base is Whisper White, then a layer of black and another layer of Whisper White.  Before I mounted the top layer, I stamped the ornament with silver Encore ink and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I used my Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites markers to add just a touch of color.  I then colored part of the ornament with the Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to align my greeting which is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I love this set, it's so versatile.  My finishing touch is some silver satin ribbon.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Festival of Trees

Hello, welcome.  My share today is a card I made for our team color challenge.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I embossed a very vanilla piece (5 1/4" X 4") with the On Point embossing folder and then adhered it to my very vanilla base.  The greeting is from And Many More stamped in cherry cobbler.  I punched it out with the 2" circle punch and layered it on a 2 1/2" circle of mossy meadow.  I then layered them onto cherry cobbler that was cut with the starburst framelits.  My crumb cake banner went on top of circles and then my Christmas tree.  I used the Festival of Trees stamp set.  The tree is mossy meadow and the ornaments are cherry cobbler.  The star on top and the tree base are stamped in crumb cake.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Note card box set

I saw this awesome note card gift box set and loved it over on Susan Itell's blog.  I made this one for my Dad's friend for Christmas.  I hope she likes it.  I fit 6 note cards plus envelopes in this box.
For the box I used Old Olive card stock, Park Lane dsp, Blackberry Bliss ink and ribbon.  The box bottom measures 7 1/4" X 5 3/4", score at 1" on all 4 sides.  The top measures 7 3/8" X 5 7/8", score at 1" on all 4 sides.  Snip your flaps to make your boxes.  I used fast fuse to glue it together.  Before you put your box top together, use your framelits to cut a window.  I used the Deco Labels.  The opening for my window used the 3rd framelit from the outside.  The little border was cut using the 2nd and 3rd framelits together with one cut.  I put a small piece of window sheet on the back of the lid and then covered it with another "frame"

The note cards are really simple.  The base is a note card that measures 5 X 3 1/2.  I added a layer of whisper white that measures 4 3/4 X 3 1/4.  Before adhering it to the base, I stamped the initial with the Larger Than Life stamp set.  I then used my Stampin' Trimmer and scored all four edges at 1/4" and then again at 1/2".  I put it on the note card base with dimensionals.  I used a little of the Park Lane dsp (5 1/4" X 2") to add a little flair to the envelope flap.  I glued it to the envelope with tombo liquid glue.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gift Card Enclosure

Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is a project I did for our team meeting.  I am show casing the product Gift Card Enclosures found on page 194 of the annual catalog.  If you are like me, you probably just looked right over these gems.  I got my inspiration from various pins on Pinterest.

This first project we actually did at Convention in July this year.  We stamped 3 note cards and made a matching box using the gift card enclosure.  For the box we scored 1/8" outside the existing score lines on 3 sides.  You then just fold your score lines and glue the bottom flap to the sides.  You will definitely want to use a belly band with this because there is a gap where the sides do not meet.  The belly band measures 2 1/2" X 10".  The cards and the belly band were decorated using the stamp set Amazing Birthday found on page 48 of the annual catalog.

My next project I decided to just stamp on the gift card enclosure.  I used white Stazon ink with the Endless Wishes stamp set.  I love the new Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon found on page 7 of the Holiday Catalog so I cut a piece about 24" long and the wrapped it around my envelope and tied it in a bow.  So simple and looks beautiful.
Next up I just covered the enclosure with Trim the Tree dsp paper stack.  I cut strips that measure 2" X 4 1/2".  I used my snail and just covered the edges of the flap and then I laid the dsp on the glue and hand cut off the excess.  I covered the back with a square of Garden Green that measures 3 7/8" X 3 7/8".  My tag was stamped using the Merry Everything stamp set and then punched with the Note Tag Punch, both found on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.
Next up is just using a belly band around the enclosure.  I used Under the Tree specialty dsp.  This paper is double sided but much thicker than regular dsp.  It is even a little thicker than our card stock.  My belly band measures 1 1/2" X 9" and I just used fast fuse to glue it together.  I did not score it, but rather just wrapped it around my enclosure pressing the folds by hand.  I used the Tree Punch to add a couple of trees, and a gold glimmer paper star for the front tree.
My last project is what I will be demonstrating at the meeting, and then those present will make one of their own.  This cute little box holds 4 gift tags.
Here are the tags outside the box
Here is what my box looked like before I glued it together.  I placed the existing score line at 3/4" (using the lines to the right of the scoring blade on the SU Trimmer) and then scored.  I did this on 3 sides. You have to cut away a little bit so that it will fold properly into a box.  Put the unscored tab to the top (in the picture, my top is on the right and the bottom is on the left) On the bottom and the sides you will be cutting away the little 1/4 circle parts making sure to leave the little tabs so that your box is more finished.  I forgot to take a picture of the score lines before I cut, but your finished shape should look just like the one above when you are done.  On the little tabs, I cut a little wedge off both sides to make it fold easier.  I used fast fuse to put my box together.  Put a little glue on the outside of the little tabs and then bring up to the sides making sure that you are square on the bottom.  Put adhesive on the inside of the sides, making sure not to go higher than the bottom flap.  I folded the bottom up into place and with the side on the table was able to use this as a guide.  Turn over and to the same on the other side. Your box is done and now you get to embellish.  I used Under the Tree specialty dsp for my belly band which measures 1 1/2" X 7 1/2".  I just folded it around my box to make the score lines.  I stamped the greeting with the Hello There hostess stamp set using versamark ink and embossed in Early Espresso.  I punched it with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  I mounted the greeting onto a 1 3/4" scallop circle and then added this to my belly band.  The tags measure 2 1/4" X 5".  My dsp pieces measure 2" X 4 3/4".  I punched the dsp using the Angled Tag Topper punch.  I then glued this piece to my base.  I hand cut the base matching the lines on the dsp.  I then used the 1/8" hand held punch to punch the hole in the base.  A couple of Christmas Trees and a to/from tag (Merry Everything stamp set) along with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding finish off my tags.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Fest - team color challenge

Hello, welcome to my blog.  Today my card is based on the color combo I did for our Team Facebook page
The colors scream Halloween to me, but I wanted to do something different.  I got out my Fall Fest stamp set as well as For All Things.  My base is whisper white with a layer of basic black that measures 5 1/4 X 4, the next layer is the whisper white dsp in the paper stack.  This layer measures 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  The next layer of basic black is 2 3/4 x 2 3/4.  My white squares are 1".  I stamped the different leaves in Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry.  the banner for the greeting was stamped in Old Olive using the For All Things stamp set and then the greeting from the same set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  A little sponging on the squares finishes off my card.  Thanks for stopping by.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit

The lid to this box was made with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit.  I cut it with the Back to Black dsp and paired it with Melon Mambo.  I love the sharp contrast these colors bring.  The box bottom is a piece of card stock that measures 6 7/8" x 5 9/16", scored at 1 1/2" on all 4 sides.  I cut the corners all at a diagonal to remove half of the squares. I then cut one of the score lines on all 4 sides as well.  I used Fast Fuse to glue the box together.  The gift card envelope goes perfectly over the box which was tied shut with some melon mambo 1/4" cotton ribbon.
Here is what the box bottom looks like after it has been scored and cut.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Curvy keepsake boxes

Well, I finally got out my curvy keepsake box thinlit and played today.  My Frankenstein is cut from Old Olive and then I used basic black, whisper white.  The punches are 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle, 3/4x15/16" oval and then I used the word bubbles framelit for his bolts.  The scarecrow is cut from crumb cake and then I used gorgeous grunge and stamped some lines on him with sahara sand ink.  His hair is the burlap ribbon, eyes are boho blossoms punch with candy dots in the middle.  I hand cut his nose and then tied a bow with some of the tangerine tango two tone trim.  I punched the bird from the bird builder punch.  The bat is cut from basic black.  I used the #6 oval framlit for his wings, and then a 3/4" circle punch for the wing bottom.  His eyes are 1" circle and 1/2" circle punches.  The teeth are hand cut.

Olaf is cut from whisper white.  His mouth is a basic black 1 3/4" circle punch, cut in half.  His teeth are the small ticket  from the ticket builder punch.  The nose is from the petite pennant builder punch and punched from pumpkin pie.  His eyes are 1/2" circle, 3/8" circle and the 1/4" hand held punch.  The pumpkin is Tangelo Twist.  I used Work of Art to stamp the lines in tangelo twist.  The leaves are stamped on mossy meadows in the same ink with the Flower Patch bundle.  The little bat is basic black and his eyes are the 1" circle and 1/2" circle punches.  I used the square part of the curvy keepsake box thinlit to cut his legs.
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Paper Pumpkin

Hello, welcome back.  My share today shows you a different way to use your monthly paper pumpkin supplies.  I made the little goodie bags with my Sept kit and had some greetings left over.  I used the sketch over on our team facebook page to turn the greetings into Halloween cards.  They were so quick and easy to make.  Here's the sketch:

and here's my take on the sketch
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mingle all the Way

Hello, welcome back.  My share today is the card I made for our team color challenge.  The challenge was to use Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  I used the sketch over at Clean & Simple to get me started.  My base is daffodil delight and then I layered a piece of pumpkin pie on the base.  Prior to gluing them together, I used the Cajun craze washi tape from Color Me Autumn and the Old Olive from Santa & Co..  I used my paper piercer to do two rows of pierced dots.  I used the whisper white 1/4" cotton ribbon and sponged it with soft suede.  The stamp sets I used are Good Greetings and Mingle All The Way. 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christmas Bauble

My share today is using the single stamp set Christmas Bauble.  I love the simplicity of this stamp set and envisioned it on vellum, so that's what I did.  I stamped with encore silver ink and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I then used my blendabilities markers to color the holly.  I colored on the back of the vellum to give it a stained glass look.  I fussy cut the ornament out and mounted it on black card stock.  Then it was layered on Cherry Cobbler and then a black piece from the neutrals dsp stack.  The card base is cherry cobbler.  The little greeting is from the new Hostess stamp set Good Greetings.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Olaf - Hamburger Box die

My grandson loves Olaf in Disney's Frozen.  I saw this little guy on Laura Haffke's blog and just had to make him.  It uses the hamburger box die, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, extra large oval punch, ticket duo builder, the hexagon punch and the petite pennants builder punch. My colors of card stock are whisper white, basic black, tangerine tango and always artichoke.
The hamburger box die was actually easy to put together because I snipped three of the diagonal score lines on each side to make the box easier to put  together.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Blended Bloom

Hello, welcome.  My share today is showcasing the blendabilities markers.  I was playing with the Calypso Coral set a few weeks ago and decided it was time to do something with the flower.  I love coloring, but don't consider myself a good colorer. With the new alcohol based markers by Stampin' Up! it makes it so easy.  I wasn't sure what colors to put with my flower so I went to my Color Coach and Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette were paired with Calypso Coral.  My base is Calypso Coral with the next layer being Blushing Bride.  I went to reach for my embossing folders to emboss this layer, like I would normally do, but I saw my Decorative Masks hanging there feeling neglected.  I have had them for awhile, but have not used them.  I used Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride card stock to get my stripes.  Then, another layer of Calypso Coral and then Pink Pirouette.  My sentiment is from the stamp set Four You.  It's a very simple card, but I really like how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Halloween Pages 2014

Hello, Happy Fall.  With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I should start on some pages.  My inspiration for these pages came from a pin I found on Pinterest.  It was some home d├ęcor with the pumpkins and witch's boots and I thought that it would look really cute on a scrapbook page.  I cut the pumpkins from the Typeset dsp with the oval framelits.  My witch's boots are made with the Top Note die, cut into fourths.  I then used the 1 1/4" and 3/4" circle punches to make the round part of the boots and the ankles.  Her stockings are from some retired dsp that I just love, Pick Your Poison.  My title is made from the stamp set Skinny Mini Alphabet.  I also used the stamp set Tee Hee Hee for some little accents.  I then went to my Project Life by Stampin' Up! Seasonal Snapshot card collection and accessory pack to pull in some fun journaling boxes and overlays.  The little sequins also came from the accessory pack.  That about sums it up for today, thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Snowflake Card Thinlit

Hello, my share today is a double flip card using the new Snowflake Card Thinlit Dies.  I love the All Is Calm Specialty DSP so that was where I started with this.  My base is Lost Lagoon and measures 5 7/16 X 9 3/4.  The front flaps are lined with Smoky Slate card stock that measures 1 15/16 X 5 5/16, the dsp measures 1 13/16 X 5 3/16.  I used the thinlit to cut out 4 full snowflakes, 2 in Pear Pizzaz and 2 in Soft Sky.  I used the little accessories to cut 2 of the larger snowflakes out of the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and then I cut 2 of the smaller ones out of Soft Sky.  I used tombo glue to glue on all the snowflakes with the exception of the soft sky ones, and I used a glue dot formed into a little ball.  My inside piece is Smoky Slate and measures 5 7/16 X 3 3/4.  After I used the thinlit to cut the snowflakes out, I did trim 1/16" off both the top and bottom so that I had a little lost lagoon showing through, and so that it matched the front flaps.  I used the Endless Wishes stamp set for the stamping on the inside.  the snowflakes are stamped with versamark ink and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.  The greeting is stamped in smoky slate the snow flakes on the back side are stamped on soft sky in soft sky.

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