Monday, November 30, 2015

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of November 23

Last week's challenge posted by Crystal was to create a card using either the circle or oval collection framelits.  The card had to include the colours Pool Party and Lost Lagoon as well.

I did a search on Pinterest for Pool Party and Lost Lagoon and was amazed at the number of cards out there that included both of these colours.  The one I decided to CASE was one posted by Brian King - check it out HERE.  I love the little bit of green along with the two shades of blue.

I covered the snowflake with Whisper White Craft Ink, sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and then heat set it.  I added an iced rhinestone to add a bit more sparkle.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Flurry of Wishes
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Card Stock - Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Other - Snowflake Elements, Iced Rhinestones, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Collection Framelits

Friday, November 27, 2015


When I first saw the Woodlands Embossing folder in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue it didn't register with me that this was something I was going to need.  As more and more samples hit Pinterest and various blogs I follow I quickly realized that I better order it.  By the time I placed the order the item was backordered and I was pretty far down the list.  The folder finally arrived a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't wait to get a card made.  Most of the cards I have seen used the beautiful stand of pine trees in the Wonderland Stamp set but I used the single pine included with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Festival of Trees, Versatile Christmas
Ink - Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Other - Woodlands Embossing Folder, Banner Punch, nonSU cutting dies, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fun Fold

Kimberly Van Diepen recently shared a cute fun fold card she had made and her post included a video on how to make the card.  Check it out HERE.  I decided to make mine using the cute penguin from the Snow Place stamp set.  I also used the coordinating framelits to cut out the hat and tie.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snow Place
Ink - Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Tangelo Twist Marker
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive, Merry Moments DSP
Other - Rhinstones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snow Friends Framelits, Scallop Border Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 2" and 2 1/2" Circle Punches, Googly Eyes, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Banner Punch

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Let it Snow

I recently ordered the Stampin' Up! bundle that includes the Window Framelit and the Happy Scenes stamp set.  Unfortunaely the framelit is on backorder but I did receive the stamp set.  I saw a card posted by Peggy Murwin and had to CASE it.  You can see Peggy's card HERE.  I copied everything but instead of using glitter I used some Stickles glitter glue and added an Iced Rhinestone to the centre of the snowflake element.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Happy Scenes
Ink - Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow
Card Stock - Whisper White, Soft Sky
Other - Iced Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Circles Collection Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Stickles, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Snowflake Elements

Friday, November 13, 2015

Another Pillowbox Treat Holder

For this snowflake pillowbox I used pretty much all retired Stampin' Up! products.  I used one of the white pillowboxes I had cut, stamped it with the three sizes of snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set (retired), added a bit of Washi Tape (retired) and a long retired felt snow flake that I embellished with a large rhinestone (retired).

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Endless Wishes (retired)
Ink - Smoky Slate
Card Stock - Whisper White
Other - Silhouette Cameo eCutter, Large Rhinestone (retired), Washi Tape (retired)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remember Them

They are our fathers, brothers, mothers and sisters, neighbours … heroes.

Canada's Veterans.
Their courage, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
November 11, let’s remember them.  #Remember Them

2015 Remembrance Vignette click for a short video

Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas Treat Holders 3

For this treat holder I went back to one Judy and I had made last year.  It had been shared on Mary Fish's blog - you can find it HERE.  There is also a video with the steps to make the treat holder. Mary's sample holds one Ghiradelli chocolate square but we wanted it to hold two so we cut the card stock a little longer and scored it so that there was a little over 1/2" between the two lines.

I decided to use the penguin from the Snow Place stamp set and cut him out using the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits.  The penguin's tie and candy cane are from the same sets.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snow Place
Ink - Black Memento, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
Card Stock - Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Other - Snow Friends Framelits, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Googly Eyes

Friday, November 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Video - Alternate Ideas for Spider Web Doilies

Check out this video showing alternate ways to use the Stampin' Up! Spider Web Doilies

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Inky Divas Weekly Creative Challenge

This week's challenge was to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card and post it to the Inky Divas Facebook page along with a link to the original card.

My card is one I found on Peggy Murwin's blog HERE.  There were no dimensions or directions but I did see in the comments that Peggy had followed directions posted by Julie Davison HERE.  I followed the directions for the card dimensions as the score lines but adjusted the placement of the cut line.  Rather than using Julie's measurement of 1 1/2" my cut line is at 1".

Card closed:

Card open:

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snow Place, Lots of Joy
Ink - Memento Black, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black, retired DSP
Other - Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snow Friends Framelits, Mini Glue Dots