Friday, August 28, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 Fall Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Blog Hop




Hi again friends! You are welcome to join us as we hop through the fall themed items in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I loved the catalog this year! Should you get lost or need to see a list, here is the chat thread on Stampin' Addicts.

I know you enjoyed seeing Paula's beautifully detailed creations with the Witch's Night stamp set on Stampin' With Paula. Such fun designs!

I'm showing the Among the Branches set this time. It has a lot of possibility, and I've really enjoyed using it.

First is this Square Pillow box embossed with the Woodland textured embossing folder.  I think this would be a fun holder for a hostess gift at Thanksgiving or for favors on each person's plate.  I just added the Into the Woods Rich Razzleberry Ribbon and the Into the Woods Elements after stamping the Very Vanilla and adding a bit of Chocolate Chip to the tree trunks.

Next I wanted to try a Halloween card with an unusual color scheme.  Well, this ~really~ is different. I also think the yellow eyes are super creepy.


Then. I used the MOJO Monday sketch for this week, (MOJO 412) and cut down a spider web doily to a size I preferred by taking out the middle and overlapping the edges. (It was also necessary to fold the web before each fleur de lis point.) I love the effect that creates because the web doesn't stick flat...it is more wispy.  There are 1/2 glue dots under each fleur de lis point. I colored three Jack O'Lanterns in the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper for added spookiness. :)  A few rhinestone bling add a fun sparkle.


Now, it is time to hop over to Twila's Stamp A Little Longer blog to see her creations with the A Little Something set. Have fun, and we hope to see you on September 25 for the Winter Holiday Catalog Hop!







Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Scenes Hearth and Home card


I'm going to use this card as one of my Alternative Christmas cards for my church. The charity I create cards for is Edmond Mobile Meals, so I thought this fit well with that idea.  It was nice anc quick to make the snowy scene by just stamping twice and cutting along the horizon.  Then I added a little snow to the trees. I did cut out the cars, but they are easy since there are several nice straight lines. 

The Boughs and Berries Embossing Folder is slightly longer than we are accustomed, but it made a nice spot in which to put the greeting at the bottom on this regular 4.25" X 5.5" card.  


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack Treat Bag

For class this month, we made treat bags using that die and the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think it was a quick and cute project, and I usually don't just clothes pin things to hold them onto the main layer, so I tried a little weirdness there.  I imagine a ton of possibilities for these treat bags....gift card holders, goodie bags or envelopes for cards....LOTS of choices.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunflower Easel Card

This Fall Easel card is a combination of the hardwood background made into a fence with my attempt at a Sunflower with the petal from the Flower Fair Framelits.  We always make cards for others, but I made this one for my desk at my part time job. :)  You could use another sentiment of course. If you need a Get Well card, I think "Happy Healing" would look great.




Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bleached Blossom

I was inspired by a lovely swap card I received from Stampin Up!'s convention. It was Cherry Cobbler bleached to Very Vanilla, but it didn't have marker added. It was very pretty...Thank you unknown fellow demo!

I really like the way Marina Mist bleaches to a pinkish white that looks nice with Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I actually used a Blushing Bride marker to add more color to the blossom, but I think it blends nicely.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

What I'm Swapping....Envelope Punch Board Orbit Brand Gum Holder Tutorial



I made this Orbit Brand Gum Holder with the English Garden Designer Series Paper.  When you finish the gum, it is easy to just slide a new pack of gum into the holder-easy peasy!

Envelope Punchboard Orbit Brand Gum Holder
English Garden DSP and Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Thinlits
CS –Mint Macaron, Night of Navy
Acc.-Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Delightful Dijon In Color Blossom Accents, Tear and Tape Adhesive

Cut a 7 inch square of cardstock.

Punch and score the first side of the cardstock at 1-7/8” and 2-1/2”.  Skip a Side and Punch and score the opposite side at 1-7/8 and 2-1/2.

Punch and score the second set of opposite sides at 3” and 3-5/8”. 

Then, flip the cardstock over and only punch (not score) at the same intervals. You really just have to look to see what you're doing. You just want them to “match up”.


When you've finished using the envelope punch board, it should look like this:


In this picture, you can see the gum package (with the top flap cut away).  It is the size of the middle rectangle.

Next, cut the jagged parts off with scissors until it looks like the picture below:

Then, with the points at 3 inches cut the points off of the long sides.  This makes each flap/side 1-1/2 inches.


Now, the opposite side:

Fold your score lines, and use Tear and Tape Adhesive to Secure your side flaps (just put tape on the bottom sides below the midline-NOT on the top).  Do not attach it to your gum so that you will be able to slide the gum package out. That way you can replace the gum package when it is empty.

After putting adhesive on only the bottom halves of each side flap. Fold the Bottom Flap up, then fold the right side over, and then fold the left side over taking care to "square" the corners of the box. (I had the gum package in the box at this point to assist me in achieving that.)


Cut a piece of designer series paper (Mine is 3-1/4 inches wide by 3-5/8 inches wrapping from the front over the top and to the back.) Score on horizontal at 1-1/4" and 1-3/4".

Next corner round your top flap using the top of the Envelope Punch Board.  Also, corner round your designer series paper piece.  Next place adhesive in the fold and along each horizontal edge of your designer series paper piece. Begin in the middle (on the top fold/edge) and adhere the dsp to the box.

Add your butterfly by using dimensionals on only the bottom two quadrants of the butterfly's wings. This allows the flap to "tuck into" the space under the butterfly.  Next, I used a glue dot to adhere an In Color Blossom Accent. I added a rhinestone bling to the center of that Delightful Dijon flower and added rhinestones to the butterfly's body as well.



Friday, July 24, 2015

2015 What I'm swapping today....Friday

Today is the Stampin' Addicts' Gathering, and I hosted a Christmas swap for it.  I'm swapping these cards:

This card uses the Every Blessing Set. It is embossed using a mixture of Silver and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. The Oval behind is Silver Glimmer Paper.  I think it is simple but striking with the Basic Black and Pacific Point cardstock.

Stamps-Every Blessing, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS/Ink-Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper, Basic Black, Versamark

Acc.-Pacific Point 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder & Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder mixed—slightly more silver than exactly 50/50, Dimensionals



I used the new Merry Moments Designer Series Paper with a Gold Metallic Thread Garland for this card.  A Gold Metallic Sequin Star tops the tree. 

Stamps-Festival of Trees
CS/Ink-Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive,
Acc.-NEW Merry Moments Designer Series Paper,  NEW Gold Metallic Thread, NEW Metallics Sequin Assortment, Rhinestones, 1/8” Gold Ribbon, Tree Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals


I wanted to use Cucumber Crush for a Christmas card for this swap, and I think it was surprising that I used the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper as well as the Cucumber Crush Dashed Paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper.

Stamps-Santa’s Gifts Easel Card
CS/Ink/Markers-Delightful Dijon over Crumb Cake (Rudolph), Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip (paws), Watercolor Paper, Blender pen with Blushing Bride for Santa’s face.  Color Real Red LAST to avoid smearing
Acc.-NEW Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Banner Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits, WW Baker’s Twine





Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Convention starts today! What I'm swapping.....Thursday

Today, I am swapping some simple cards....



I so like the Barnyard Babies Set. It is adorable for baby cards of course, but there are many fun possibilities for just Thinking of You type cards like the one I made above.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 New Stampin' Up! Catalog Blog Hop



Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop.  I hope you'll enjoy our sampling of new catalog items!

If you're traveling in order, you may have arrived from Holly's Rubber Redneck Blog.  I am sure you enjoyed her lovely creations with the Garden in Bloom set.  Should you get lost, you can find a complete list by going to the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop Chat thread.

My stamp set choice is the Sprinkles On Top set on page 7 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog....(not to be confused with the Sprinkles of Life set that has the tree and ice cream with matching punch.)   I think these donuts are fun and silly, and I hope you do too.

For this little Chocolate Donut holder, I used the Gift Bag Punch Board, but I chose NOT to punch the holes for ribbon.  I think it makes a slightly neater presentation if you don't want a handle that might get smushed. I used Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and Chocolate Chip Ink.  I markered the sprinkles in Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay to match the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape.  The sentiment was cut out with one of the NEW Lots of Labels Framelits. Simple and Fun.


This card uses the new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder which I think coordinates well with the candy stamp and sentiment in this set as well as the candy Designer Series Paper sheet from the Cherry on Top paper stack.  For a main image I used the Amazing Birthday stamp with the Banners Framelits for a change. The colors were chosen for me by the DSP, and they are colors I like, but would not have normally put together.  I like the new Washi Label punch even more than I thought I would too!


For this card, I used MOJO Monday Sketch number 405, MOJO405 .  I enjoyed fitting the elements of this set into the sketch, but I understand if it is too busy for some tastes. :)  The Happy Birthday Sentiment uses the Chalk Talk Framelit, but I cut it twice so both ends would have a point.


Now, it is time to continue to Kathleen's FA Stamper Blog to see her elegant designs with the From Land to Sea set.