Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Cards made with Witches' Designer Series Paper

I love the Witches' Brew  Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up! has this year.  Not only is it colorful but it has wonderful images on both sides. As always the Designer Series Paper is lignin and acid free making it safe for your scrap booking pages as well as cards and other paper projects.

 All these cards were made with card stock and one sheet of Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper. No stamping on this project. For an added touch I placed a bat from a retired punch on each card.

Products Used
Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango card stock
Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper
Punch out from retired Bat Punch
Snail Adhesive

So cute and easy to make. It took me about 10 minutes to make all these cards. The Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper come with 12 sheets of 2 designs each.

Until next time, Happy Stampin!
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Color Me Christmas and Oh, Goodie Tags

I thought it would be fun to make some gift tags for the little ones on your Christmas shopping listWhen I saw the Color Me Christmas stamp set I thought it was cute, I had to buy it. The Oh, Goodie stamp set coordinates so well with the Color Me Christmas, I combined the two sets to  make these tags for you today.

How cute are these?
You could use these on grown up gifts too.

I think the added sayings from Oh, Goodie stamp set just makes these tags.
I used Real Red card stock and the Square and Oval Frame Collections in the Big Catalog for the base of the tags. After stamping the image on Whisper White card stock, I used the next smaller Square and Oval Frame and ran them through the Big Shot. I stamped all the images with Stazon Black Ink and then colored with Stampin' Write Markers. To add a little bling, I attached the smallest Rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basics. Finially I tied Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Baker's Twine to attach the tag to a gift. On the Square pieces I used the corner rounder on the New Envelope Maker.
Children's Christmas cards would be so cute using these stamp sets.
Until Next Time...Happy Stampin'
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hello Doily

One of my favorite background stamps is Hello Doily. Today I have two cards using this stamp.  I was attempting to achieve the elegant antique look. I hope I was successful.

This card I used the Beautiful Baroque Emboss Folder for the background. After I stamped the doily on Very Vanilla card stock with Crumb Cake ink. I cut it out and attached it using Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a large pearl and a bow made from Very Vanilla Seam Binding and an Antique Brad.

On the second card I used the Delicate Designs Emboss Folder twice so the scallops are back to back. I place a piece of 5/8" Crochet Trim to cover the seam. Again, I added a large pearl to the center of the stamped image. I used Very Vanilla Card stock and Crumb Cake Ink. 

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Until next time,  Happy Stampin'
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Cards and a Tag

As promised here are better pictures of the cards and the tag I made using Winter Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper, Festive Flurry Framelits and Festive Flurry Clear Stamp Set.

I just love this stamp set, Designer Series Paper, card stock, Ink and Framelits. Using the Silver Glimmer Paper and the Frosted Finshes Embellishments set off the entire card or tag.
It's so much fun making cards like this. I feel like I'm addicted to the Coastal Cabana color! It's nontraditional color but it works for Christmas.

Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to make beautiful cards by color coordinating it's card  stock, Designer Series Paper, Ink, Ribbon, buttons and embellishments. I don't have to run all over town to find the colors I want and look good together.

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Until next time...
Happy Stampin'
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Velum Part 3

Today I am sharing Part 3 of coloring on embossed Velum card stock. For this card I colored on the back of the embossed image, blending two different colors together with a Sponge Dauber using less ink as I approached the edges of the card stock. The Colors I used were Crisp Cantaloupe and Daffodil Delight.  I didn't want the finished image to show where one color started and the other one ended without a smooth transition. 

The pictures don't do the card justice. It's much prettier when seen in person. I really like this look and will use it again.
Just before I adhered the Velum to the front of the card, I sponged the edges Daffodil Delight with a Sponge Dauber.
Stampin' Up!  Products Used
Whisper White, White Velum, Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock
Crisp Cantaloupe and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Pad Ink
Sponge Daubers
Basic Rhinestones
Express Yourself Stamp Set (Hostess Set)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals 
Modern Label Punch 
Manhatten Emboss Folder ( now retired)
Next time I will be featuring three Christmas Cards and a Tag.
Until Then...Happy Stampin'


Velum Part 2

Last time we talked about coloring on the back of an embossed image on Velum card stock to achieve a subtle look. Today I have two cards that I have embossed the Velum. One card I colored on the back of the image with a Sponge Dauber the other card I colored on the front of the embossed image with a Sponge Dauber. See if you can tell which card is colored on the front of the embossed image.

I have both cards in front of me and if I didn't know which one I colored on the front I couldn't tell by looking. The card on the right is the one I colored on the front of the card.  The difference is very slight. With just a small amount of ink showing on the raised areas.

I really liked applying the ink with a Sponge Dauber because I had more control where the color was applied. To color on the edges or smaller areas, I inked the sponge on the side and carefully applied the ink to the image. The process goes quickly and if you had a large amount of cards to make I would suggest this card would be a good pick.
Next time Part 3 of Coloring on embossed Velum card stock.

Stampin' Up! Products

Whisper White, White Velum card stock
 Soft Sky Stampin' Ink
Basic Rhinestones
Northern Flurry Emboss Folder
Decorative Label Punch
Joyful Christmas stamp set
Sponge Dauber
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope you enjoyed these cards. I hope you will try embossing on Velum card stock for a completely different look to your finished image.
Happy Stampin'
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vellum Part 1

This week I have been experimenting with Vellum to achieve different looks on my cards and thought you might want to give this a try. Today I have Part 1.
I wanted to add color to my image. I used  Stampin' Write Markers  on the front side of the embossed image. It wasn't the look I wanted.  I colored on the back side of the Vellum with Stampin' Write Markers and found this was just what I was hoping to achieve. Coloring on the back of the embossed image gives a subtle look to the colored image.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals on this card and the one below.

I started with 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of White Vellum Card Stock.
This is a heavier weight and won't wrinkle when you heat emboss. Before Stamping the image on the Vellum, I used the Embossing Buddy, which prevents extra powder or glitter from sticking to your project. Just rub across the paper before application. I used Versa Mark clear ink and added White Emboss Powder. I used my Heat Tool to achieve the nice shinny look to the Poinsettia flower and leaves. I turned the card stock over and colored on the back. If a mistake is made, it is easy to wipe the card stock with a damp cloth.
 My next step was to choose which type of adhesive to use so the adhesive wouldn't show through on the front side. I like Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The Vellum stays down and it doesn't show through. I also tried Stampin' Dimensionals and liked the them just as well. It just depends if you want a raised look to your flower.
The finial step was to color Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a yellow Sharpie Marker and add them to the center of the flower add put the card together.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Joyful Christmas stamp set
White Vellum, Whisper White, Real Red,
 and Wild Wasabi card stock. 
Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi  Stampin'Write Markers
Versa Mark Clear Ink
White Emboss Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy
Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue

If you are interested in ordering any of the above Stampin' Up! products, email me and I will send you an invoice.

Next time: More ways to add color to Vellum to enhance your stamping creations!
Happy Stampin!
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dress Up a Bargin Journal with Chevron Ribbon

I was checking Patty Bennett's blog, Here the other day and she posted the neatest idea to decorate ordinary journals from the bargain  area at Micheal's. When I got to Micheal's the journals Patty bought were gone but I found some that were similar.

 The journals Patty decorated had a flap on the right hand side that was kept closed with a magnet. As you can see by the picture mine don't. But they are really fun to make and give away. I used the Chevron Ribbon and tied a knot on the front. Using the stamp set Million & One I stamped on white card stock and attached the tag with Bakers Twine. The colors of Chevron Ribbon I used were: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Slate Gray, and Pear Pizzazz.  Here is a closer look to see the details.

What a nice gift to have on hand when you need a little gift for someone special. I hope you will check out other ways to dress up bargain items with our Stampin' Up! products.
 Be sure to email me and let me know which Stampin' Up! products you want to purchase and I will email you an invoice.
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Couple of Halloween Cards

Halloween will be here before we know it. I was playing around with some of the new Halloween stamps sets from the Holiday catalog. With all the great Designer Series Paper and stamps it was easy to make a couple of great cards!

I love the colors, stamps, and the Designer Series Paper on this card.  I used Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, and Summer Starfruit card stock, Witches Brew Designer Series paper and the Halloween Hello stamp set. Can you guess how I made the bats at the bottom of the card? I used the small Butterfly punch and cut away the part that would look like a bat. I saw this idea on Jackie Topa's Blog. Isn't it cool?  Love it!
The Rhinestones are from Stampin' Up! I colored them with an orange Sharpie Marker.
Another cool Halloween Card. This time I used an idea I found on Patty's Stamping Spot. I used the new Envelope Maker, and card stock to make this Mini File Folder Card. Love it!  Again, I used Witch's Brew Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Card Stock and Champagne Glimmer Paper. The stamp set is Toil & Trouble.
Here is the inside of the card. I used a strip of Witch's Brew Designer Series Paper and Stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink the skeleton face and added orange colored Basic Rhinestones.
The Boo come from a retired set that I still love to use. I used the Label punch for the Greeting.

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Hope you enjoyed the Halloween cards. Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, September 9, 2013

One of a Kind Christmas Card

Happy Monday! Today I have a One of a Kind Christmas Card to show you. Each year I make several special cards that I only make one of. They do take extra time to make but I love a challenge and look forward to seeing what I can come up with.

I love this one! Here is what I used to make this beautiful card. There is something about the Coastal Cabana card stock and the Silver Glimmer Paper that just takes my eye. Of course like most things, it is much more vivid in person.

Coastal Cabana In Color card stock
Whisper White card stock
Sliver Glimmer Paper
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Vantage Faceted Designer Button
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Festive Flurry Framelits Die

I don't have an online store but you can email me with your order and I will send you an invoice.  Hope you are having a great Monday!
Happy Stampin! 
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