Monday, November 17, 2014

JOY Wreath

I needed a new wreath for my front door but couldn't find one that I liked that would fit between my door and screen door without getting squashed.  A few days Angie Kennedy Juda posted a lovely wreath on her blog using the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  You can see it HERE.  She also posted one using the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper HERE and a Halloween Wreath HERE.

I headed to the craft store in search of a 10" foam wreath but they only had a 12" one.  As soon as I got home I started cutting paper strips.  I used 28 strips.  Because my wreath was larger I found that the 2 3/8" scallop punch looked a little small so I imported the scallop circle punch, the circle punch and the letters (Timeless Type Junior Letters) from My Digital Studio to my Cameo Silhouette eCutter, resized them and cut them out.

I'm really happy with it and t fits perfectly between my doors

Card Stock - Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler
Other - Foam Wreath form, Stampin' Dimensionals, My Digital Studio, Cameo Silhouette, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Strong Adhesive (I used my ATG), Signo White Gel Pen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Santa Stache

Earlier this week Sandi MacIver posted a card featuring the Santa Stache stamp set and the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper.  Although I have most of my christmas cards already made I knew I had to do at least one of these.  I followed Sandi's sample pretty closely but decided to use a different greeting and embellishment.

Stamps - Santa Stache, Good Greetings
Ink - Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tone and Smoky Blendabilities Markers
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Under the Tree DSP
Other - Mustache Framelit, Santa and Co. Embellishments, Stampin' Dimensionals, tiny pompom (non SU), Banner Punch

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of November 10

This week the challenge posted on the Inky Divas site was to create a card using at least one stamp set and framelit or punch from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  The card also had to include some sponging.

I had the Holiday Home stamp set and coordinating Home for the Holidays framelits on my table so I decided to use them for my card.

It's hard to tell in the photo but each of the houses is popped up with dimensionals.  I masked off the bottom of my Whisper White panel with a piece of torn copy paper and punched out a 1 1//4" circle mask for the moon.  I sponged the sky using Night of Navy.  The snowfall is stamped using White StazOn and a long retired stamp.  The greeting, Santa's sleigh and the snowman are all included in the Holidy Home stamp set.  The houses were stamped and then coloured with Blendabilities.  They were then cut out with the matching framelits.

Stamps - Holiday Home
Ink - Memento Black; White StazOn; Night of Navy; Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Skin Tones Blendabilities Markers
Card Stock - Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy
Other - Home for the Holidays Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Merry Minis punch pack (retired), rhinestones

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Santa in the ChimneyTreat Bag

Today Patty Bennett shared some punch art on her blog.  One of the projects was to embellish a Petite Cafe bag with Santa crawling into a chimney.  I loved it and had to make one right away.

Stamps - Cheerful Tags
Ink - Soft Suede, Real Red
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Other - Ticket punch, Owl Builder punch, Full Heart punch (retired), Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (retired), Note Tag punch, sponge daubers, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Real Red Grosgrain ribbon (retired), Petite Cafe bags

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Monday, November 10, 2014

Festival of Trees

The third card Judy and I made on Thursday was again one posted by Anne Granger using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating punch.  Check it out HERE.  I love the white layered on white but it would also be beautiful with a Cherry Cobbler card base.

Stamps - Festival of Trees
Ink - Old Olive, Memento Black
Card Stock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack
Other - Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Stampin Dimensionals, Filigree Frame Textured Embossing Folder, Under the Tree Specialty DSP, Tree Punch

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Endless Wishes

Last year Stampin' Up! offered the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set but for a limited time only.  It sold out so quickly that I was not able to get the set but I did get the My Digital Studio download.  This year the Endless Wishes set was in the Holiday Catalogue so I ordered one as soon as I could.

Anne Granger shared a card using that set and it is one of the cards Judy and I made on Thursday.  You can see Anne's card HERE.

I didn't have the DSP Anne used but I did still have paper left from a package I had ordered from last year's Holiday Catalogue.

Stamps - Endless Wishes, Good Greetings
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate
Card Stock - Whisper White, Lost Lagon, Smoky Slate, Winter Frost Specialty DSP (retired)
Other - 1/8" Silver Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Inky Diva's Challenge - Week of November 3

The challenge posted this week was to create a shaker card.  I had seen a shaker card on Pinterest that I quite liked using the Festival of Trees stamp set.  I don't have that set so I used the Lovely as a Tree set and am really pleased with my card.

Stamp Set - Lovely as a Tree, Good Greetings
Ink - Old Olive, Garden Green, Jet Black StazOn
Card Stock - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Other - Medium Window Sheet, Frosted Sequins, Shaker Frames, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits, retired embellishment,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Festival of Trees Shadow Box Card

The first of the three cards Judy and I made this week was a shadow box card that Dawn Olchefske shared in the first of her 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.

Stamps - Festival of Trees
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Memento Black
Card Stock - Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack
Other - Tree Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Colour Me Christmas

This week's visit to Judy was a pretty quick one.  Although we had planned to make 2 each of two different card designs we didn't get to the second one.

One of the stamps sets in last year's Holiday Catalogue was Colour Me Christmas.  I hadn't planned to buy the stamp set but I had participated in a fundraiser hosted by Heather Summers that featured that set and received it as part of the fee.

I had seen THIS card and thought it would be a fun one for us to make.  This sample uses StazOn ink and Stampin' Write Markers but we used Memento ink and Blendabilities for our cards.  We used the Stylish Stripes embossing folder on this card.  On the second one we used the Lucky Stars folder available in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stamps - Petite Pairs, Colour Me Christmas (retired but available in My Digital Studio)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Memento Black (with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Blendabilities) or Jet Black StazOn (with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers)
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive, Be of Good Cheer DSP (retired but available in My Digital Studio)
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Circles Collection Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits, Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Rhinestone Jewels