Monday, November 12, 2018

New Blog Feature More Monday

Hi stamping friends-

On Mondays I will have a follow-up post in which we’ll take the Simple Sunday Card I’ve posted and add “More”. That will be the More Monday Card. It will have punched or Big Shot shapes, embossing, ribbons, bling and other embellishments galore.  I will have a card for you next week.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Simple Sunday #simplestamping New Sunday Blog Feature

Hi Stamping Friends-

Today. I will begin a new feature on my blog focusing on simple stamping on Sundays. I hope you’ll join me as we explore fun simple ideas for cards that use just stamps, ink and paper. I’ll have a card for you next week!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pencil Holders Tea Room Specialty Stampin' Up!

I hope my friends enjoy the little pencil holders I made for Vera Bradley clickable pencils.  I like to take something for friends when I travel to Stampin' Up! events, and since these pencils are so comfy to use for me I hope others will like them too.

The Tea Room Specialty Paper is also a favorite of mine though possibly because of the name alone. :) I think the pencils I chose look nice with the colors of the paper though not a perfect match.  The Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon IS a perfect match though and adds a cute finish for the box.

I based my design on one by Elizabeth Hackworth, but her box was not long enough for my pencils.  I also enlarged the measurements of the Designer Series Paper.

Cardstock: 3" X 8-1/2" and 4 pieces of designer series paper 6-3/8" X 3/8"

Score at 5/8" and 1-1/4", Turn 180 degrees and score at 5/8".

Turn 90 degrees and score at 5/8", 1-1/4", 1-7/8" and 2-1/2".

Snip to the 5/8" score on the end that is scored once.

Snip up to the 2nd Score line on the the more scored end. Then cut as shown in the video.  Each box with bow uses 11 inches of ribbon.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Inky Friends' Thankful For... Blog Hop 2018 Best Bunny Around the Corner Baby Card

Welcome to the Thankful For... My Inky Friends Blog Hop! Many of us are in Orlando, but we didn't want to leave you without ideas, so hop along as we share our crafting blessings! 

You've likely arrived from Kris's Paper Fairy blog in which she is thankful for Embossing Paste.

My first Stampin' Blessing is of course my friends; local, online and far away. I am spending the week with several of my dear friendies in Orlando, and I hope to have new things to share with you sweeties here at home and online when I return!  I'll be swapping this card with my Stampin' Addicts girlies this afternoon.

 I am thankful for Stampin' Up!'s Stamparatus tool and the extra plates we can now buy for it. It makes stamping duplicates for swaps or Christmas cards much simpler.  I enjoy using it for stamping the inside of cards with our family's "The Griffins" stamp and generally just placing stamps in exactly the right spot. 

I love that I can now leave some perfectly placed stamps on plates for use on a later date and use the others for a new project.

On this card I placed the Around the Corner Stamp Set in the corners by using the Stamparatus to position the stamps in the corners.

(I used a tablespoon of water and 20 drops of Soft Sea Foam Ink Refill to dye the Whisper White tulle polka dot ribbon to match and layered it over a piece of White polka dot ribbon for more interest.

 I used a punched piece of paper to arrange my stamps on the block to match the Best Bunny Punch for stamping perfectly aligned bunny parts.)

The Stamparatus allows me to stamp the Buffalo Check background more easily and completely as shown on this card and in the video below.

 It makes two-step (or more) stamping a breeze as shown in the video here and the card below: 

Now, I know you will enjoy going to see Sara and her Lily's Ink Pad blog for her Thankful choice of Colors!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Today, I am swapping... Easel style Calendars

Today, I am swapping Easel Desk Calendars. We'll hopefully make these at class in December. I want to use fresh new designers series paper though, so we'll see. They are easy and useful!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mickey and Minnie Corner Bookmarks

Today I am swapping these easy Mickey and Minnie corner bookmarks. I'm so excited to head to EPCOT for a free gift day from Stampin' Up! for the Food and Wine Festival.  My customers and downline (Thank you all!) helped me earn this as as reward for being Silver Elite titled. 

I'll try to post to Facebook with pictures of the things we receive and of the treats from our Dessert Party tonight!

I saw them on Pinterest by bROnWEndesigns on Etsy, but I free hand cut the bow because I wanted it to be larger and more like real Minnie Ears. I used the corner bookmark tutorial on SplitcoastStampers (with modifications) because I had used it before and liked it.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dashing Deer Joy Fold Stampin' Up! Christmas Card

This Fun Fold is from the Way Back Machine to the tune of 2008, but I wanted to show a variety of deer on the same card, so I went with this.  I used the Dashing Deer Framelits and set as well as the All is Bright Designer Series Paper.  I like the way the greenery photo paper adds interest to the shimmery baubles.  The Vegas Gold Shimmer Paid was used as ink for the stamped deer and Merry Christmas sentiment. I used a Dark Daffodil Delight Blend to color the Rhinestone Bling.

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