Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

These are the Halloween cards Judy and I made last week.

This first card was CASEd from one we saw posted by Dawn Griffith.  We don't have the White Christmas stamp set Dawn used for her trees so we used Lovely as a Tree.  We decided to use the MDS download rather than the stamp set so we could increase the size of the trees. 

Stamps - Holiday Home
Ink - Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango; Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Grey, Basic Black
Other - My Digital Studio (Lovely as a Tree), Work Window Punch, Homemade Holiday Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

This card was CASEd from one of Martha Inchley's creations.  Judy used a panel of Pumpkin Pie cardstock behind the black panel rather than the DSP.  In addition she used the retired Spider Web embossing folder to give a little more dimension to the black panel.  The word BOO was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.

Card Stock - Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Motley Monsters DSP
Other - Goggly Eyes, Silhouette Cameo

This final card is one posted by Sandi MacIver.  We didn't have the embossing folder or framelits Sandi used but I think our substitutes have worked out really well.  I imported the ghost from My Digital Studio into the Silhouette Cameo, resized and cut out.

Stamp Set - Good Greetings
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Motley Monsters DSP
Ink - Memento Black
Other - Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Stars), Stampin' Dimensionals, Arrows Textured Embossing Folder, My Digital Studio (Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Brush Set), Cameo Silhouette, 1" circle punch

Have a spooktacular day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Washi Tape Tree

I still had some of the Season of Style Washi Tape from last year's Holiday Catalogue and really liked the cards I had made using it so when I was at Judy's a few days ago we made this card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Petite Pairs
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Other - Season of Style Washi Tape (retired), Champagne Glimmer Paper, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack (retired), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I saw this card posted by Sandi MacIver and knew I had to try to recreate it.  Although I didn't have all of the supplies Sandi used I am happy with the way my card turned out.  After assembling the card I realized that Sandi had a Blackberry Bliss panel behind the black one but I didn't want to take my card apart to add it..

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Hardwood, Mingle all the Way
Ink - Versamark, Whisper White Craft, Pumpkin Pie,
Card Stock - Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Hello Honey, Chocolate Chip
Other - Oval Punch (retired), Small Oval Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Blendabilities - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Daffodil Delight

Sunday, October 12, 2014

For the Birds Christmas Card

Judy and I are trying to get our Christmas Cards done a little earlier than last year.  We made this one a few days ago using the For the Birds Stamp Set.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - For the Birds, Serene Snowflakes (retired)
Ink - Memento Black, Soft Sky
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other - Circle and Starburst Framelits, Nothern Flurries Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral, Dazzling Details - Cherry Cobbler.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Santa Stache

When the Holiday Catalogue was first released I had no plans to buy the Santa Stache stamp sets.  As usual, when I started seeing samples using the set I had to have it.  A couple of weeks ago Judy and I made this card using the Santa Claus image (there is also a Nutcracker).

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Santa Stache, Good Greetings
Ink - Memento Black
Markers - Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler and Skin Tones
Card Stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other -  My Digital Studio - Season of Style DSP, Moustache Framelits, Dazzling Details, Frosted Sequins. Rhinestone, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

World Card Making Day - October 4, 2014 - Tags

In addition to the cards I posted yesterday Judy and I made some Christmas Tags.

The first tag was pretty quick to make but did involve a bit of drying time for the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details accents.  We stamped the snowflakes using Whisper White Craft Ink .  The to/from was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and the tree with Garden Green.  The back of the tag is stamped with the Merry Christmas from Sassy Salutations using Cherry Cobbler ink.  We then used the Scalloped Tag Topper and a corner rounder and Dazzling Details to finish it.

Stampin' Supplies - Tag 1
Stamps - Serene Snowflakes (retired); Warmth and Wonder (retired Hostess set); Fabulous Phrases (retired); Sassy Salutations.
Ink - Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green; Whisper White Craft
Other - Silver Baker's Twine; Scalloped Tag Topper Punch; Corner Rounder; Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

The second tag was a little more work.  We used the Windows Collection Framelits to cut out the layers of the card.  We then cut the tree from the crumb cake layer using the Holiday Collection Framelits (retired) and then embossed it using the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (retired).  We laid down strips of Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon (retired) and then a small piece of Chocolate Chip Scalloped Dots ribbon (retired) to the back of the crumb cake panel.  This was layered onto the Garden Green die cut with dimensionals.  The greeting was stamped onto a narrow strip of Very Vanilla card stock and then we snipped the ends be make the banner.  The Windows collection framelits were used to cut a panel for the back of the tag (the same size as the crumb cake layer on the front) and we stamped that using the To & From stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue.  We decorated the tree with Rhinestones.

Stampin' Supplies - Tag 2
Stamps - Christmas Greetings (retired); To & From
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Other - Gold Baker's Twine; Windows Collection Framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals; Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star); Rhinestones; Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon (retired); Chocolate Chip Dots Scalloped Ribbon (retired); Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (retired)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

World Cardmaking Day - October 4, 2014

On Saturday for World Cardmaking Day I went over to Judy's and we spent the afternoon together having lunch, chatting and making some Christmas cards and tags.  It was a great afternoon and we made two cards and two tags.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

The photo on the right is the card we made.  At the time I made the sample the Holiday Catalogue had not yet been available so I used the Tulips Embossing Folder (retired).  In addition, for mailing we felt that we should use the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon rather than the Sweater Trim (retired).

Stampin' Supplies

Stamp Sets - Daydream Medallions; Petite Pairs
Ink - Garden Green; Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Wild Wasabi; Whisper White; Cherry Cobbler
Other - Floral Frames Framelits; Circles Collection Framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals; Rhinestones (coloured with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities - darkest shade).  Tulips Embossing Folder (retired) or Filigree Frame Embossing Folder (Holiday Catalogue page 15); Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim (retired) or Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (page 207 annual catalogue)

Our second card used the November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I had purchased one of the refill kits during the summer to get the striped background piece and the strings of stars.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink - Real Red
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Real Red; November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Other - Small Star from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; stitched stars from November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit; Stampin' Dimensionals; Rhinestone; Glue Dot