Thursday, December 28, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of December 25

The challenge for the week was to create a New Year's card.  Only current Stampin' Up! products were to be used so that was a challenge in itself as I don't have any current stamps that would fit.  I searched on Pinterest and found a number of cards that had no greeting on the front so I worked from there.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Shadow Box Frame with Hometown Greetings

Over the last month or so I have seen many examples of light up shadow box frames using the Hometown Greetings dies and mini lights to create a scene.  I did a couple using an IKEA frame with a 5" x 7" opening.  I made a few of them for gifts and realized that I hadn't kept one for myself.  I didn't want to go back to IKEA so I headed to Michael's.  Their frames were on sale for 50% off.  I didn't see any 5" x 7" frames but they did have a 3 pack of 8" x 8" shadow boxes on sale for $19.99.  I bought a pack and headed home to get started.

I have made two - one for a gift and one for myself.  Although I really like the smaller frame I am so happy that I took a chance on the larger size.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of December 18

The challenge for the week was to create a card using two of the metallic products available from Stampin' Up!

My projects uses the Gold Foil Sheets and gold embossing powder.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of December 11

The challenge was to create a festive box/treat holder.  A while back I had seen a project on Patty Bennett's blog using the Stampin' Up! acetate boxes.  She cut the box in half, decorated it and then added in some Ghiradelli candy squares.  See Patty's project HERE.

For my entry I used the striped pattern from the Be Merry DSP package.  I used the Merry Patterns stamp set to stamp Merry Patterns on the white stripes.  I didn't wrap the chocolates because I liked the look of the dark green wrappers peeking out behind the belly band.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Merry Patterns, Snowflake Sentiments
Ink - Basic Gray, Snowflake Sentiments, Versamark
Card Stock - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Be Merry Designer Series Paper
Other - Acetate Box, Foil Snowflake, Real Red 1/8" Ribbon, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Frames Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of November 27

The challenge this week was to make a card with layers.  I decided to make a bridge card.

Ever since the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue was released I have seen multiple bridge cards posted online using the Home for the Holidays/Hometown Greetings bundle.  I finally sat down and made one.  The cards I had seen online fit in a standard envelope but were a bit smaller than what I wanted.  I altered the dimensions so that the centre panel measured 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  The card barely fit in a 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" envelope.  I made a second card that was 5 1/4" high and it fit perfectly in the envelope.

Card Base – 5 ¼” x 10 ¼” scored at 1 ½”, 3”, 7 ¼” and 8 ¾”
DSP – 1 3/8” x 5 1/8” (4); 4 1/8” x 5 1/8”
1st House Layer (Back) – 4 1/8” x 5” (may need to trim some from the bottom)
2nd House Layer (Middle) – 5 ¼” x 5”, score at ½” on each side, centre die between score lines

3rd House Layer (Front) – this layer forms the bridge.  7 ¼” x 3 ¼”, centre the die.  (I used a piece cut to 11” x 3 ¼”, centred the die and then trimmed the ends after applying the bridge to the card)

I smudged some ink on the front layer (bridge) so I cut another piece of DSP to add to the front of the card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Home for the Holidays
Ink - Night of Navy, Versamark
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Colour Theory DSP, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other - Black Embossing Powder, Hometown Greetings Thinlits, Card Front Builder Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, December 15, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of December 4

Crystal posted a sketch challenge for the Week of December 4 and asked that we make a festive card.

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I had ordered the Foil Snowflakes and the Merry Little Christmas DSP from the Holiday catalogue and decided to use them on my card.  

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Home for the Holidays, Snowflake Sentiments
Ink - Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Other - Foil Snowflake, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Frames Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

This card uses elements from both the October and November Paper Pumpkin kits.  The plaid background is from the October kit, the greeting and leaves (antlers) are from the November kit.

Rachel Tessman always has very creative alternate projects for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits and November was no exception.  One of her alternates was to create a reindeer with elements from the kit.  You can see the video HERE.  I don't have the punch Rachel used but I did find some that would do the trick.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Carols of Christmas, November 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink - Memento Black, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Markers
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Colour Theory DSP, Red Glimmer, October 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit (plaid)
Other - 1/2" circle punch, Card Front Builder Dies, Leaf punch, googly eyes, Wink of Stella, Ornament Punch (retired), Gold Twine (retired), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, November 24, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of November 20

The challenge this week was to create Christmas gift tags.  We were asked to make at least two different tags and to use current Stampin' Up! products.  When I made the tags I didn't realise that the Gold Baker's Twine that I used is retired.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Carols of Christmas, Merry Little Labels, Hearts Come Home
Ink - Memento Black, Versamark
Card Stock - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Be Merry Designer Series Paper
Other - Every Day Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Hometown Greetings Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Garden Green 3/8" Satin Ribbon, 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (Gold and Silver), Gold Baker's Twine (retired)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Video - Stamparatus

Stampin' Up! has developed a new stamp positioning tool and have called it the Stamparatus.  It's not available right away but they will be taking reservations for it starting today - see the three reservation windows in the chart below the video.

November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

The Stamparatus will be included in the 2018-2019 Catalogue.

The cost in Canada is $65.00

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of November 13

This week Crystal challenged us to create a card using one of the bundles in the Holiday catalogue and to include some kind of embossing.  I CASEd this card from the Holiday catalogue using the Hearts Come Home/Hometown Greetings bundle. 

The Santa and his sleigh is heat embossed and I used a bit of embossing paste on the lower panel of the card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Hearts Come Home, October 2017 Paper Pumpkin
Ink - Memento Black, Versamark
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other - Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Card Front Builder Edgelits, Embossing Paste, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Monday, November 13, 2017

Paper Pumpkin October 2017 and Dasher

I saw a card posted on a Facebook group I belong to and wanted to make it.  I first had to find the stamp (Dasher).  It has been retired for a few years now but it remains a favourite.  I hadn't used it in a while but as soon as I found it I made my card.  The original card was in portrait mode (4.25" x 5.5").  I decided to make mine in landscape mode (5.5" x 4.25").

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of November 6

The challenge for the week was to make a card using only two colours.  I saw a card on Pinterest that fit that - Real Red and Whisper White.  You can see it HERE.  I decided to CASE the card especially because it uses the Winter Wonder embossing folder.  A very quick and easy card - perfect for making multiples.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Hearts Come Home
Ink - Real Red
Card Stock - Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red
Other - Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Folder, Rhinestones

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Alternate - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

I found that the card using the tree background was a bit plain so I added a die cut tree (the dies in the Card Front Builder dies coordinate perfectly with the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit).  I also added a couple of bows cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Pretty Pines dies.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Paper Pumpkin October 2017 - Alternate 2

One of my favourite cards using the October Paper Pumpkin kit was posted by Dawn Olchefske.  She used one of the leftover circles from the shaker card panels to create a snowman!

These are my versions of Dawn's sample.

I didn't have the Holly Punch that Dawn used so I pulled out a retired die and cut the leaves out of Old Olive card stock.  The background paper is from a retired Designer Series Paper pack,

For this card I used a snowflake embellishment as well as a Cherry Cobbler enamel dot (both retired).  Rather than using holly leaves I flagged some small pieces of the plaid pattern for make the scarf ends.

The Soft Sky background was embossed with a snowflake (Winter Wonder Textured Embossing Folder).  I found the poinsettia embellishment in my stash of supplies.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Paper Pumpkin October 2017 - Alternate 1

I saw THIS alternate card using the October 2017 on Pinterest.  I didn't have the ribbon the originator used so I pulled out some long retired Stampin' Up! black grosgrain ribbon.  I have been having a lot of fun with the Hearts Come Home/Hometown Greetings bundle and was happy to find a card that used it along with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Paper Pumpkin October 2017

The October Paper Pumpkin kit was fabulous - I can hardly wait for the November kit to arrive.  We have been told it will coordinate with October's kit.

These are the first two cards I made.  The pretty much follow the kit instructions except for the plaid background.  The kit included 10 full card bases using the plaid pattern.  I decided to cut the bases in half to increase the number of cards I could make.  I trimmed each half down to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered that to to a thick Whisper White card base.

I'll be posting more cards using the October kit over the next few days.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hearts Come Home and Hometown Greetings

One of the bundles in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue includes the Hearts Come Home stamp set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies.  After seeing several projects using the bundle I knew I had to have it!

This is one of the cards I have made using the bundle.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Hearts Come Home
Ink - Basic Black, Versamark
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Serene Scenery DSP (retired)
Other - Card Front Builder dies, Hometown Greetings, Black Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


I have some Halloween themed projects to share that I made for recent Inky Divas Challenges.

This weeks challenge (week of October 30) was to create a card with some kind of shadow/silhouette effect using current Stampin' Up! products.  I had seen THIS card on Pinterest and really liked it so I decided to CASE it.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Ink - Memento Black, Crushed Curry
Card Stock - Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Other - Cat Punch, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Black Rhinestones.

For the week of October 23 we were asked to create a Halloween treat holder.  I ended up making three.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Spooky Night DSP
Other - Cat Punch, Paper Pumpkin September 2017, Petite Cafe Bags (retired), Mini Treat Boxes (retired), Layering Ovals Framelits, Thick Jute Twine (2017 Holiday Catalogue), Classic Label punch

The challenge for the week of October 16 was to use these three colours - Fresh Fig, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.  I had seen a card by Kimberly Van Diepen that I had wanted to make but my Cat Punch was on back order so I made a bit of a change.  You can see Kimberly's card HERE.

Rather than stamping the cat image multiple times onto Fresh Fig card stock, punching them out and then applying them to the card front I stamped the image with Versamark ink onto the card front and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Ink - Versamark, Memento Black, Crushed Curry Marker
Card Stock - Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, 
Spooky Night DSP
Other - Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Black Rhinestones, Doily, Stampin' Dimensionals

The challenge for the week of October 9 was to create a treat box or holdere for a warm beverage - I decided to make one of the many KCup holders I have seen on Pinterest.  I forgot to pin it and now can't find the post so I can't share the link.

It went together pretty quickly - I did make a small adjustment to the originator's measurements.  I made it a little wider.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Night DSP
Other - Layering Circles Framelits, Circle Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals


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