Thursday, October 30, 2014

Classic Tree Tag

  Here is another one of my class projects from Tuesday.  It's basic but cute, you can make a whole bunch of these in no time at all!

  You can get 9 circles cut from one sheet of the 12x12 kraft cardstock and all the patterns from the Trim the Tree DSP stack give you lots of choices for different trees.

  You can even make this tag and attach it to the front of a card!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Festival of Trees

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: kraft, Trim the Tree DSP stack, Gold Glimmer paper

Accessories: tree punch, star punch, Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon, Early Espresso baker's twine, hand held circle punch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bow Die Angel

  I got together with my stamping ladies yesterday for a class to make some Christmas items.  I introduced the bow die by having them make this sweet little angel ornament.  This should get you in the Christmas spirit!

 How adorable is this?  It's not a new idea but we had a good time making them.  We kept the color palette to white and silver and I think the sparkle will look wonderful on the Christmas tree.

  Pink Pirouette cardstock was used for the head.  A blender pen and some Pink Pirouette ink make the rosy cheeks.

  We used a glue gun to put all the parts together.  You can use glue dots but they don't always hold for the long term.

  I plan to make more of these to use as add ons for gift card gifts or around a wine bottle for a hostess gift.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: none

Ink: Pink Pirouette

Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Perfect Polka dot embossing folder, silver ribbon, faceted button, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, blender pen, black marker

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Soccer Ball Thank You

As our fall soccer season is winding down I thought I would share this soccer card I made for one of the coaches.

  Excuse the poor picture.  I had to quick snap it with my phone before sealing it up and giving it to the coach.

  I used the circle framelits and the Hexagon Hive thinlet to make the ball and the grass is made with the fringe scissors.

  The sentiment is from Many Thanks and is embossed in black.

  Now to come up with a new design for the other coaches!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Many Thanks

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: fringe scissors, circle framelits, Hexagon Hive thinlet, black embossing powder

Monday, October 27, 2014

Trim the Tree Snowflakes

  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I have been busy getting ready for stamp club so I'll be showing what we made later this week.  I'm looking forward to showing my ladies some fun Christmas projects.  Have you thought about your Christmas tags and cards yet?  Now is the perfect time to get started on those.  I can help you figure out what you need to get started or if you already know and want to order head over to my online store (link in the side bar) to place your order.

  Today I have a simple design that looks a lot like my card from Friday but uses some of the Trim the Tree DSP stack along the edges.  The Endless Wishes set is a great basic set for winter and Christmas.

  The snowflakes are stamped in Garden Green, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the large oval punch.

  I again used the Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon for the center of the card.  I tied a bow with baker's twine for extra detail.  And each snowflake has a rhinestone in the center.

  For more ideas for the Endless Wishes set check these other cards out: Non-Traditional Snowflakes, Fab Gold Snowflakes.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Endless Wishes

Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Garden Green, Trim the Tree DSP stack, Whisper White

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon, baker's twine, rhinestones, oval punch, dimensionals

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Classic Snowflakes

  It was a chilly 40 degrees here in Richmond this morning when I woke up!  It will warm up quite a bit later on which I'm thankful for as we have 2 soccer games today.

  To go with the chill in the air this morning I have a snowflake card to share.  I love how the Endless Wishes set can be used on it's own with the snowflakes taking center stage or as a great set to use paired up with other Christmas and winter sets.

  I pulled my colors right from the Trim the Tree DSP stack even though I didn't use any of the paper.  The snowflakes are stamped in Garden Green onto Whisper White.  The Whisper White panel has scored lines around the sides which don't show well in the photo.

  I LOVE this Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon!  It is beautiful and looks wonderful on Christmas projects.  Here, I just wrapped it around my stamped panel and then cinched it with a Cherry Cobbler bakers twine bow.

  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the large oval punch.  I used dimensionals to adhere it to the top of the ribbon.

  Each snowflake has a rhinestone in the center for some winter bling.  3 sizes of snowflakes, 3 sizes of rhinestones....coincidence?  I think not, they were made for each other!

  This card would be so easy to reproduce for can even mount the snowflakes on one clear block to stamp all together!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Endless Wishes

Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso

Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White

Accessories: corner rounder, Simple Scored, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon, baker's twine, rhinestones, dimensionals

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cozy Christmas House - Fab Friday 53

  Not only is it a Friday but it's a Fab Friday!  Woo Hoo!  We have a fantastic sketch for you this time around.

  Check this one out!  So many ways to go!  I can't wait to get back in the stamp room and try out some other ideas for this layout!

  I have a class next week to do some Christmas projects with my stamping ladies and I wanted to get a few more samples made so they can see all the possibilities of the Holiday Catalog so I went to work with Holiday Home and my Blendabilities.

  I haven't used the Blendabilities very much and I think for me it's just a matter of practice, practice, practice.  I really like how the house turned out here so maybe I'm getting better at coloring?!?  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities assortments.

 The tree is stamped in Garden Green, the star in Daffodil Delight, the snow in white craft ink and the Santa and sleigh in Crumb Cake.  The tree and house are both popped up with dimensionals as is the whole house square.

  The edges of the Crumb Cake layers are sponged with white craft ink and the Crumb Cake panel that the house is on is also pierced along the edges.

  It's really fun to build little scenes with the Holiday Home set...all the little accessories are so cute!  And now looking at my house I should have added a wreath!  Oh well, maybe I'll try another of the same design with different colors.

  Head over to Fab Friday to see the rest of the Design Team samples....they always rock it don't they?

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Holiday Home
Ink: White craft, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Memento Black

Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Crumb Cake, Trim the Tree DSP stack, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Accessories: Homemade Holiday framelits, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon,  dimensionals, paper piercer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hi My Friend!

    Sometimes you just need a bright card to say hi to someone.  This one certainly fits the "bright" requirement.

  The sketch if from RetroSketches challenge and the colors come straight from the Confetti Celebration DSP.  

  The star shape was cut with the Star framelits and then paper pierced with the coordinating template and then backed with the DSP.  I used the fringe scissors on a few strips of Bermuda Bay and lined the edges of the Whisper White panel.  

  I stamped in Versamark and then embossed in white the "my friend" from And Many More.  I flagged the end and then adhered it to the edge.  Next I punched a bunch of little silver glimmer paper stars for the edges.  The one star on the banner has a Bermuda Bay candy dot to highlight it.

  The hi was cut using the "hi" that comes with the Label Card Thinlets die.  I added a little silver glimmer paper dot for the i.  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: And Many More

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer paper, Confetti Celebrations DSP

Accessories: Star framelits, Label Card Thinlet, star piercing guide, fringe scissors, small star punch, candy dot, dimensionals, white embossing powder

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Celebrate Your Day

 This is a quick post this morning as my to do list seems to be growing minute by minute!

  I never seem to have enough birthday cards ready ahead of time so I thought I would use the current CAS(e) this Sketch challenge to get a bit ahead.

  The colors were some that I had seen somewhere out and about shopping and had written down to be used on a card.  Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.

  The flowers from Flower Patch were stamped and then cut out with the matching Flower Fair framelit.  They are popped up with dimensionals along the edge of the subtle DSP pattern from the retired pack Watercolor Wonder.

  I used rhinestones on the flowers and along the cotton ribbon that highlights the sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes that was stamped in Smoky Slate ink.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Flower Patch, Endless Birthday Wishes

Ink: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral

Paper: Smoky Slate, Watercolor Wonder DSP (retired), Whisper White

Accessories: Flower Fair framelits, rhinestones, corner rounder, cotton ribbon, dimensionals