Sunday, July 31, 2016

65th Wedding Anniversary - Table Favours

Although their 65th Wedding Anniversary is not until August 9th, we are having a celebration dinner for my parents today.

We have hired a caterer and booked a room so we can all sit back and enjoy our time celebrating this remarkable achievement.  65 years!

I made some table favours for each place setting.  65 years is a Sapphire Anniversary so I pulled out some retired dark blue card stock (Midnight Muse), Shimmery White card stock and my Botanical Builder Framelits.  I used a long retired die to cut the boxes.  The box contains a little bag of Sugared Pecans that I usually just make at Christmas.

I made a larger box for my parent's places.  It's too bad Stampin' Up! no longer carries these boxes. They are food safe and came with the acrylic sleeve.  They were also a perfect size for storing Washi Tape.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Banners for You
Ink - Midnight Muse (retired)
Card Stock - Shimmery White, Midnight Muse (retired)
Other - Botanical Builder Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Signo White Gel Pen, Extra Large Rhinestones (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Retired Box Die (Box #2), Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (retired)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack

When the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! annual Idea Book and Catalogue was released I didn't pay much attention to the Designer Series Paper as I have quite a collection sitting in my craft room and wasn't sure if I should add to it.  I did however sign up for Sandi MacIver's paper share so I received a sampling of all of the papers in the catalogue.

I loved the Serene Scenery DSP (Designer Series Papers).  They come in a stack of 48 sheets - each sheet is 6 x 6 and there are four each of 12 double sided designs.  My next order is going to include this versatile paper stack.

I picked one of the papers and was able to make 2 note cards from one of the 6 x 6 sheets.

I used the Stanpin' Up! notecards that measure 3 1/2 x 5 and come with envelopes.  I first cut a one inch strip from the top of the DSP and then cut that srip in half lengthwise.  I used the reverse side of the paper and adhered the 1/2" strip to the left side of the card.  I then cut the larger piece in half to give me two 3" x 5" pieces.  I stamped the "Thank You" from Tin of Cards on each piece and then adhered them to the note cards.  To finish I wrapped some linen thread (3 strands) around the card front and tied a bow.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Tin of Cards
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Whisper White Notecards, Serene Scenery DSP Stack
Other - Linen Thread

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christmas in July

I am trying to get a jump start on my Christmas cards so last week when I went over to Judy's I brought all the supplies to make a "mini easel" card.  It is an adaptation of a "step" card we had seen on Pinterest (see it HERE) and the "mini easel" card Diana Gibbs shared on her blog a few weeks ago (see Diana's card HERE).

Here is a view from the side

Here it is closed

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Peaceful Pines
Ink - Old Olive, Lost Lagoon (retired)
Card Stock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon (retired), Silver Glimmer, Retired DSP
Other - Silver Cord, Perfect Pines Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scoring Tool

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 25

This week is Christmas in July for the Inky Divas Challenge.  We were to create a Christmas card that had to include embossing and the use of at least one framelit or thinlit die.

For the embossing I used the Woodlands Textured Embossing Folder for the background and I heat embossed one of the trees and the label.  I cut out the label using the Tags & Labels Framelits dies and the gold embossed tree was cut out using the Perfect Pines Framelits dies,

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Peaceful Pines
Ink - Old Olive, Versamark
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (retired)
Other - Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder,
Tags and Labels Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thinking About The Beach

A week or so ago when I went over to Judy's we made this very quick and versatile card.  Although we used the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Sheltering Tree stamp set it is a card that could be used for almost any occasion.

We cut a mask using one of the now retired Circle Framelits, laid it on the card front and sponged our landscape (or should I say seascape?)

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Sheltering Tree, Wetlands
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Soft Sky
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Circle Framelits (retired)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 11

This week's challenge was to use at least one shade of a purple and a blue.  I had a few scraps of Lost Lagoon and Elegant Eggplant on my craft table so decided to use those for my card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Tin of Cards
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke
Card Stock - Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Lost Lagoon (retired)
Other - Botanical Builder Framelits, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 4, 2016

This week's challenge was to create a "Z" fold card but the posted sample looked more like a "Joy" fold card to me.  I decided to combine the two for my submission to the challenge.  The card will be one of the ones we give in celebration of my parents' upcoming 65th Wedding Anniversary.  The 65th is the Sapphire Anniversary so that is why I chose Night of Navy and Whisper White for my colours.

We were to use current Stampin' Product but I had to sneak in a few little retired products in order to get the card the way I wanted it to look.  The little heart punched piece as well as the "happy anniversary" sentiment are both retired.

This is the card closed - the punched circles at the bottom left hold it closed.

Here it is "unlatched".

An overhead view

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Express Yourself (retired Hostess set), Number of Years
Ink - Night of Navy
Card Stock - Whisper White (Thick), Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP
Other - Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of June 27

The challenge this week was to use a current Stampin' Up! punch and Framelit/Thinlit set.  I needed a Thank You card and knew I wanted to keep it clean and simple.  I had seen a card on Pinterest that fit the challenge as well as being clean and simple.

I used the Swirly Bird Thinlits, the Tree Builder Punch and the Owl Builder Punch (tiny heart) for the card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Thoughtful Banners
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Card Stock - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Other - Swirly Bird Thinlits, Tree Builder and Owl Builder punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots