Saturday, October 7, 2017

Another Eclipse Card

I couldn't resist making another Eclipse card.  For this one I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  Although I have several stamp sets that include the word celebrate none of them was a size that I wanted for this card so I used a digital program for that and printed it out onto Whisper White card stock.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red
Card Stock - Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Other - Foam Adhesive Strips, Large Letters Framelits, Rhinestone Jewels

Friday, October 6, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of October 2

The challenge this week was to create a Fall themed Thank you or Thanks Giving card. The card had to feature at least one Stamp Set and either one Punch or Framelit from the Holiday Catalogue that is Fall inspired.  I decided to use the Painted Harvest stamp set along with the coordinating leaf punch as well as the Everyday Labels punch - all from the Holiday Catalogue.

There are so many samples online using the Painted Harvest stamp set using various colour combinations that I finally ordered it.  I had placed my order on October 1 (Sunday) and expedited it knowing it would be processed on the Monday and be delivered on the Wednesday.  When I saw the challenge posted on Monday I was happy I had ordered the set and opted for the quick delivery option.

I had seen THIS card by Kelly Acheson on Pinterest and was intrigued with the use of a clear acetate sheet as the card base.  I knew I had a package of Stampin' Up! window sheets somewhere in my stash so I pulled that out and got started.

I used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks for the sunflower - the centre is Early Espresso.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Painted Harvest
Ink - Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets
Other - 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Every Day Label punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Eclipse Technique - Lovely as a Tree

I saw a card on Pinterest using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and thought it would work very well using the Eclipse technique.  A few years back I had bought a set of dies from DiesbyDave that fit the images in the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

I used the colours from the original card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Work of Art
Ink - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar (retired)
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Other - Burlap Ribbon, Classic Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Cutting Dies (nonSU)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wood Textures and Daisy Delight

Today is my sister's birthday - there are lots of September birthdays in my family.  I had the Wood Textures DSP out for some other cards and decided to use it along with the Daisy Delight stamp set to make a card for my sister.

I copied it from a card I had seen on Pinterest .  Here's the link to the original.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Rose Wonder
Ink - Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Other - Daisy Punch, Flourish Thinlits, Rose Garden Thinlits, Little Leaves Sizzlit (retired), Banner Triple Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch

Note added September 25 -  I had scheduled this post several weeks ago and have only just realised this is not the card I gave to my sister.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wood Textures - Again

Another masculine card, another CASE from Pinterest and more Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

You can find the original card HERE.   I changed it a tiny bit but pretty much a direct copy.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock - Kraft (retired), Basic Black, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini glue Dots, Thin Wood (retired), Starbutst Framelits (retired), retired Star punch

Friday, September 22, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of September 18

This week the challenge was to use the colours Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede.

The first project uses one of the Mini Pizza Boxes from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  I added two panels to the top - the larger one in Cajun Craze and the next using Soft Suede.  I dry embossed that piece using the Woodlands embossing folder.

The oak and maple leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  They were stamped onto white cardstock using Soft Suede ink.  I then sponged on Crushed Curry, Cajun and Garden Green inks and die cut them using the Leaflets framelits.  Once those were adhered to the box I added a couple of the leaves from my September Paper Pumpkin kit  I brushed one of those with Gold Wink of Stella (retired).  The little round label and sentiment are also from the same Paper Pumpkin kit,  Before adhering the label I wrapped linen thread around the box several times and tied it in a knot.  I then made the bow by wrapping linen thread around my fingers and tied it in the middle.  It is attached to the label with a glue dot and I added a retired Candy Dot to the middle.  Now I just have to figure out what to put in the box.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Vintage Leave, Paper Pumpkin September 2017
Ink - Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Card Stock - Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Other - Mini Pizza Box, Leaflet dies, Linen Thread, September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit

I did a second project for the challenge.  I had seen a card using the "baby wipe" technique that also used the "eclipse" technique.  I have never done the baby wipe technique so thought I would give it a try.

I  used the solid image leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  For the baby wipe technique I folded a wipe in four and then added drops of ink (using reinkers) in the challenge colours.  I then used it as my stamp pad and inked up my leaf and stamped it on the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then stamped the open leaf from the same stamp set using Soft Suede ink.

The second technique on this card is the eclipse technique - I am obsessed with this technique.  I used the Large Letters dies to cut out the word Fall from my stamped card stock.  I set the letters aside and adhered the stamped panel to a panel of basic black card stock.  Once that was done I laid the letter A back into it's spot.  I then took the little "triangular" piece, added adhesive on the back and glued it down and removed the letter A.  I added dimensionals to the back of each letter (I used the Stampin' Up! Foam Adhesive Strips for this), removed the backing and stuck the letters to the card.  I added a few rhinestones and wrapped linen thread around the panel before adhering the whole panel to the Cajun Craze card base and then added the bow and another rhinestone.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Colorful Seasons
Ink - Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Card Stock - Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Other - Large Letters dies, Foam Adhesive Strips, Linen Thread, Rhinestones

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wood Textures - Birthday

Another birthday card using the Wood Textures DSP stack.  I saw THIS card on Pinterest and knew it would be perfect for my brother's birthday card.

The only changes I made from the original were the greeting (I don't have the set the stamper used so I pulled out the retired Four You stamp set) and I used linen thread rather than baker's twine.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Four You (retired)
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Other - Banner Triple Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another Card Using The Eclipse Technique

The day I realised that I had not sent a birthday card to a friend I saw a card online using the Eclipse technique that I thought would fit the occasion.  It was not a birthday card but could be adapted.  I didn't have any stamps to fit the occasion so I created the sentiment using a digital program.  The only stamping on the card is the butterflies.  They were stamped using the Butterfly Basics set and then punched out with a retired butterfly punch.  The background is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The letters are raised using dimensionals - I used some from on of my Paper Pumpkin kits because they are a little bit thicker than the ones in the catalogue.

I popped the card in the mail and now I have noticed that Birthday is spelled wrong!  I have a sticky "T" on my keyboard but I was sure I had proofread before I printed.  Apparently not!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Ink - Wisteria Wonder
Card Stock - Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Delightful Daisy DSP, Whisper White
Other - Large Letters Framelits, Butterfly Punch (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Black Ribbon (retired)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Eclipse Technique

Lately I have been seeing many cards using the "Eclipse" technique.  Sandi MacIver posted a card using this technique HERE that I really liked so I decided to give it a try.  I don't have some of the Stampin' Up! products Sandi used so I substituted with things from my stash.  Not too bad for a first try but I may try raising the letters with two layers of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Most of the cards I have seen using this technique stamp the image first (as I have done on this one) and then cut out the letters using the Stampin' Up! Large Letters cutting dies.  There were a few that cut the letters out, left them in place and then stamped the images over top.  I have seen others where the letters were cut from the stamped card stock and then several other layers of the letters were cut from plain cardstock.  All of the layers were then carefully glued together for thicker letters and placed on the card front.  

Here's my version of Sandi's card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Old Olive, Versamark
Card Stock - Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other - Large Letters dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Rose Red Seam Binding (retired)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Card 2

While I had my "autumn" colours out I made a second Thanksgiving card.  The sentiment was printed using a digital program.

I found the card on Pinerest - you can see it HERE.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Colourful Seasons
Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Other - Glitter Enamel Dots

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of September 11, 2017

This week's challenge was to create a "Double Front" card.  I had never heard of this fun fold before and found several samples on Pinterest.  I posted a few to a board on Pinterest.  You can click HERE to view my pins to the Fun Folds - Double Front.

I used two stamp sets for my card - Merry Mistletoe and Christmas Pines.

Front View

Partially Open

"Inside Card Front"

Fully Open

Card Base - 5 1/2" x 6 1/4", scored at 4 1/4"
"Inside" Card Base - 5 1/4" x 8", scored at 4"
I used framelits for my "focal" panels.  Most of the samples I saw had rectangular or square panels cut from card stock.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Merry Mistletoe, Christmas Pines
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP, Gold Foil
Other - Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Ovals and Stitched Frames Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots, 1/4" Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, Woodland Embossing Folder

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Starting To Think About Thanksgiving

With the cooling temperatures I have started thinking about Thanksgiving.  I headed over to Pinerest to see what I could find there and came across THIS card using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and coordinating Leaflets Framelits.  There was no link to a blog so I guessed at the colours used.  

The ink colours I decided on are Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  I first stamped the leaves onto some Very Vanilla card stock, sponged over them randomly with the three ink colours and then cut them out with the Framelits dies.  I "painted" them using the Wink of Stella (clear) brush.

I embossed the Always Artichoke panel using the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and then added a piece of burlap ribbon (retired).  Some of the leaves were adhered with glue dots and some with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment from Tags 4 You (retired) was stamped with Cajun Craze onto Very Vanilla and then punched out with the coordinating punch (retired).  This was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals as well.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Vintage Leaves, Tags 4 You (retired)
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Other - Leaflets Framelits, Burlap Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, retired punch, Woodlands Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella - clear

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Paper Pumpkin 2016

I am catching up on some of my old Paper Pumpkin kits.  I pulled out the November 2016 kit and although I had made a few of the cards I still had plenty of supplies left.  The kit contained supplies to make 8 note sized cards.  I searched on Pinterest and YouTube and found several alternate ideas for the kit.

I found one that I especially liked posted by Rachel Tessman HERE.

Although I do like the smaller notecards, I much prefer full size cards.

A second version of Rachel's card

This card was made following the kit instructions - the finished card size is 4.25" x 3.00"

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of September 4

This week's challenge was to create a card using only ONE stamp and make it the focal point.  I had the Watercolour Christmas stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue on my desk and realised that some of the images would work perfectly for the challenge.

I had seen THIS CARD on Pinterest and decided it would be perfect for the challenge.  The original used a stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set and used Cherry Cobbler twine.  I decided to use gold cord instead.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamp - Watercolor Christmas
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Red Glimmer
Other - Gold Cord (retired), Metallic Enamel Dots, Stitched Frames Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of August 28

For this week's challenge we were asked to create a card using a watercoloured background.  I used watercolour pencils to scribble on a piece of watercolour paper and then used an aqua painter to smooth out the colours.  I did a second piece to use for die cutting some leaves and the sentiment.

I stamped some leaves on the background with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with with whie embossing powder.  I did the same for the sentiment.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Colourful Seasons
Ink - Versamark; Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencils
Card Stock - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolour Paper
Other - White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Layering Circles dies, Stitched Frames dies, Glitter Enamel Dots

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wood Textures

My brother in law is celebrating his birthday today.  I am loving the Wood Textures DSP for "man" cards.  The card also uses a little piece from the retired Serene Scenery DSP stack and some stars die cut from the long retired thin wood Stampin' Up! used to have.

This card is CASEd from one I saw on Pinterest.  You can see it HERE.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Wood Textures DSP
Other - Burlap Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stars Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Thin Wood (retired)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Happy 50th Anniversary George and Louise

My brother in law and sister in law are celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary today - 50 years.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for their card - I have been thinking about it for months - but one morning it came together.  I pulled out my Gold Foil card stock and found a piece of vellum with gold hearts so pulled that out as well.

The large flourish from the Flourishing Phrases was perfect as an accent behind the focal piece.  I used that flourish on the envelope as well.  Overall I am really happy with the card.  I wish the photo showed how pretty it is in person.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Flourishing Phrases, Number of Years
Ink - Encore Gold (not SU)
Card Stock - Whisper White, Fold Foil, Reired Vellum
Other - Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Frames Thinlits, Large Numbers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, August 25, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of August 21

This week's challenge was to create a Thank You themed card.  In addition, we had to use a bleaching technique for the project.

I headed directly to Pinterest and when I searched for bleaching techniques I got a number of results but settled on the one in this video by Debbie Henderson.  My card is pretty much a direct copy of hers although I did add a layer of Basic Black between the Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight layers.

After taking the photo I added small rhinestones to the centres of the three larger flowers.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Butterfly Basics, Flourishing Phrases, Gorgeous Grunge (retired)
Ink - Versamark, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Card Stock - Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Other - Bleach, Blender Pen, Black Embossing Powder

Stampin' Up! Video - Holiday Catalogue 2017 - Snowflake Sentiments Bundle

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin August 2017

The August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is awesome!  There are supplies to make 8 cards and included in the kit is a gift box to package them in.  The stamp set includes a Sympathy sentiment but some of the pre-printed die cuts have sentiments already printed on them - Thanks and Congrats.

These are the stamps included in the set.

The kit includes a Night of Navy Ink Spot.

The card below follows the layout for one of the cards in the kit but I used one of my own stamps for the sentiment - Stylised Birthday.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock and then die cut it using one of the Layering Ovals dies.  I also added a few rhinestones.

Stampin' Supplies
Paper Pumpkin kit August 2017
Stamps - Stylised Birthday

Monday, August 21, 2017

Baby Shower Card

Yesterday was the baby shower for my grand niece.  This is the card I made to go with the car seat/stroller that we gave her (my mother, myself and my three sisters).  I saw the idea for the card on Pinterest and really liked the colour combination of Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate.  The little elephant was printed using the My Memories Digital program and the ear was punched out using a retired Stampin' Up! oval punch.  The background paper is from the retired A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper.

The shower was also a reveal party so now we know that the baby is a boy.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Itty Bitty Banners (retired)
Ink - Smoky Slate
Card Stock - Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, A Little Foxy DSP (retired)
Other - My Memories Digital program, Layering Circles dies, Stitched Frames dies, oval punch (retired), It's My Party Enamel Dots (retired), Bitty Banners Framelits (retired), CuttleBug Embossing Folder

Friday, August 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Video - Holiday Catalogue 2017 - Merry Little Christmas Suite

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue goes live on September 1.  Here's a quick video from Stampin' Up! featuring the Merry Little Christmas Suite of products.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder dies are so very versatile.  I have been making quite a few cards using the set but this is one of my favourites.  The "moon scene" was creating using one of the dies in the set.  You can see the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper peeking through.  The trees and little deer were also cut using that same set of dies.

I used another set of dies to cut the "snow bank".  For that I used the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies to make an edge on some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The trees were cut from one of the patterns in the Colour Theory DSP stack.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Carols of Christmas
Ink - Night of Navy
Card Stock - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Colour Theory DSP Stack
Other - Card Front Builder Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Merry Mistletoe

I saw THIS card on Diana Gibb's blog and was happy to see one of the patterns from the Wood Textures DSP stack being used.  I had been struggling with how I could use that particular pattern.  

I used a different background paper on my card - it is from last year's Warmth & Cheer DSP stack. The greeting is from the long retired Contempo Christmas stamp set.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Merry Mistle Toe, Contempo Christmas (retired)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Card Stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Wood Textures DSP, Warmth & Cheer DSP (retired)
Other - Layering Circles Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Metallic Enamel Shapes

Friday, August 11, 2017

My Paper Pumpkin - July 2017

I decided to use some of the elements from the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin to make a Christmas Card

I used one of the Soft Sky card bases, the card front is also from the kit.  I ran that through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I followed the kit instructions for creating the card but I added some glitter glue sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some snow to the scene.  As a final touch I added a little wooden snowflake element from my stash of retired embellishments.  I brushed Wink of Stella over that and added a small rhinestone to the centre.

Stampin' Supplies
Paper Pumpkin July 2017 - Positively Picturesque
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Basic Black
Other - Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, Glitter Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Snowflake Embellishment

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 24

When I saw Jackie Topa's Sympathy card using the Daisy Delight stamp set and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper I knew I wanted to use that as a second card for the Inky Divas Challenge for the week of July 24.  You can see Jackie's card HERE.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock - Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Delightful Daisy DSP
Other - Bow Builder Punch, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensional, Flourish Framelits, Faceted Rhinestone(retired), Yellow Sharpie Marker

As I was looking at the card I thought it could also be used for other occasions.  I needed an anniversary card so decided to give that a try.  I made a few small changes to Jackie's sample - I stamped the daisies on Whisper White card stock and changed the position of the sentiment layer.

I ended up making two of the anniversary cards - one of them for my parents (see yesterday's post)

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock - Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP
Other - Bow Builder Punch, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensional, Flourish Framelits, Faceted Rhinestone(retired), Yellow Sharpie Marker

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad

My parents are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary today.  This is the card and coordinating envelope I made to celebrate their special day.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Delightful Daisy, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Delight Daisy Designer Series Paper
Other - Daisy Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Basic Pearls, Retired rhinestone, Wink of Stella

Monday, August 7, 2017

Stampin' Up! Video - Holiday Catalogue 2017 - Carols of Christmas Bundle

This video showcases the Carols of Christmas bundle included in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Demonstrators have been able to order the stamp set and thinlits bundle since July 1 and it is now available for everyone.   The other new products featured in the video will be available September 1 when the Holiday Catalogue goes live.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 31

This week's challenge was to use one of the Stampin' Up! bundles and one of the current InColours.

I ended up doing two cards.  Both use Berry Burst and Lemon Twist (InColours 2017-2019) as well as the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch.

I decided to play with the Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks for this card.  I only bought the InColour Markers so I tinted the embossing paste with a tiny drop of Pear Pizzazz reinker.  I inked the stamps (both the daisy and the sentiment) using a marker.  After stamping the daisies I used a blender pen to bring a bit of colour to the petals.  A couple of die cut leaves and some glitter enamel dots and the card was done.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Rose Wonder
Ink - Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist markers, Pear Pizzazz reinker
Card Stock - Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist
Other - Daisy Punch, Glitter Enamel Dots, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Rose Garden Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals

This card was pretty quick to put together.  I used two strips of DSP from the Colour Theory DSP stack.  The crackle pattern is on the reverse side of the striped paper.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Butterfly Basics
Ink - Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist markers, Basic Black
Card Stock - Whisper White, Colour Theory DSP
Other - Daisy Punch, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Merry Mistletoe

Monica Gale - a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK - posted a couple of card kits she is making available.  Unfortunately they can only be ordered by people in the UK.  Her kits feature the Merry Mistletoe stamp set available in the annual catalogue (page 113).  You can see her cards HERE.  I really liked the card with the three reindeer and decided to try it out.

My a card is pretty much a hybrid of both of Monica's versions.  On her "stepped up" version, Monica fussy cut the reindeer.  I am not a fan of fussy cutting so I just stamped the three images onto the Whisper White card stock  If you look closely you can see a little bit of glimmer on the antlers - I used the Gold Wink of Stella (retired) to highlight them.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Merry Mistletoe
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Card Stock - Garden Green, Whisper White, Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil
Other - Layering Ovals Framelits, Rhinestones, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Wink of Stella

Monday, July 31, 2017

My Paper Pumpkin - July 2017

The July Paper Pumpkin was called Positively Picturesque.  I haven't yet made any of the cards as shown in the kit instructions but I have made one alternative card.  I saw the card posted on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook group that I belong to and knew I had to copy it.  It did tweak it a tiny bit (I added the sun and the layer of patterned paper).

Supplies from the kit are the watercolour wash piece, the sunburst stamp and the patterned paper.

The watercolour wash piece was cropped from a note card included in the kit; the patterned paper was cropped from the inside of one of the card envelopes also included in the kit.

Stampin' Supplies
Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2017
Stamps - Sheltering Tree; July 2017 PP Kit
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Card Stock - Whisper White (Thick), July 2017 PP Kit, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
Other - Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Season Layers Thinlits, Glitter Enamel Dots


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas is a new stamp set that will be available on August 1, 2017.  It was made available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators on July 1 and I had to have it!  There is also a set of thinlits dies that coordinate with the stamp set.

I found THIS card on Pinterest and loved that it used the Wood Textures DSP for the background.

The only thing I changed from the original was to use a piece of Burlap Ribbon in place of the Washi Tape used by the originator.  I am really happy with the look.

Note the little sprig of greenery - it is a little piece cut from on the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments on page 197 of the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Carols of Christmas
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Wood Textures DSP
Other - Layering Circles Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Boxwood Wreath Embellishments, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of July 24

This week's challenge was to create a Sympathy card.  I usually have a couple of them on hand "just in case" but I had used them all.

Looking through my stamps I decided on the Flouring Flourishes stamp set and the coordinating Flourish Thinlits for my card.  I really liked the font used for the sentiment.  I also pulled out the retired Gorgeous Grunge to add a little bit of subtle background.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Flowering Flourishes, Gorgeous Grunge (retired)
Ink - Night of Navy
Card Stock - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (retired)
Other - Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack - Card 2

This is the second card I made using the Wood Textured Designer Series Paper Stack - in fact I used one 6 x 6 sheet of the paper to make the two cards with only a tiny piece left over.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Stylized Birthday
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Other - Stitched Frames Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

In the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue there is a beautiful selection of "pretty" designer series papers but there is also a stack of more masculine papers.  The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  This pack includes 4 each of 12 double-sided designs - perfect for use on masculine cards.

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
I am going to need several masculine birthday cards over the next few months so I started scanning Pinterest for cards using this wonderful DSP.

In addition to the DSP, this card uses the Happy Birthday thinlit.  I cut two and stuck them together to make it a little thicker.  Next time I think I may layer three of the diecuts.  I also used the now retired Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder.  In the catalogue there is a new embossing folder that could be used - Pinewood Planks.

I like to "decorate" the inside of the card to coordinate with the front.

Stampin' Supplies
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Other - Happy Birthday Thinlit, Woodgrain Embossing Folder (retired), Fine Tip Glue

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Daisy Delight

I am still determined to use as much of my retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers as I can.  For this card I used a sheet from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack and teamed it up with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  I had seen THIS card on Pinterest and knew I wanted to CASE it.  I made a few changes - I used Gold Glimmer Paper for the centres of the daisies and added a layer of Early Espresso card stock behind the DSP panel.

I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the flowers (stamped off once) and before punching them out I sponged on So Saffron ink.

Inside of the card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Butterfly Basics (for sentiment)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresson, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Serene Scenery DSP (retired)
Other - 1/2" Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Inky Diva's Challenge - Week of July 17, 2017

Crystal posted a sketch for this week's challenge

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We were to follow the sketch as best we could and use current Stampin' Up! products.  I made my card and after finishing it discovered that although the stamp set Flurry of Wishes had carried over to the annual catalogue the coordinating punch did not.  I thought about stamping the snowflakes again and cutting them out but quickly discarded that idea - I do NOT like fussy cutting

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Flurry of Wishes
Ink - Island Indigo, Pool Party
Card Stock - Whisper White, Silver Foil
Other - Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Snowflake Punch (retired)