Card: Many Thanks

Thanksgiving

 

I am so ready for Fall!  I love the cooler weather, the pretty colors and all of the fun holidays.  This Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday catalog, Sweater Weather, just gives me that warm cozy feeling and makes me want to drink some hot cider!

To create the maple leaf, I inked it up with some Sahara Sand and then “thumped” some Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip onto the stamp with the Stampin’ Write markers before stamping the image onto Very Vanilla paper.  To do the thumping, first ink up the whole stamp, and, starting with the lighter color, take your marker and lightly tap or “thump” your marker onto the image.  You can then move onto your darker color.  It’s a pretty neat technique, isn’t it?!

I wanted the “Thanks” image to have a vintage or worn look, so I colored it in Chocolate Chip marker, making sure it wasn’t colored so perfectly.

I love the extra warm look the burlap ribbon gives to this card.  I frayed the edges of the ribbon by removing some of the threads from each end.  To adhere it to the card, I had to push HARD with my Snail Adhesive to get onto the ribbon, but it worked!

Last but certainly not least, I used a piece of Sweater Weather DSP to bring the colors together.

Many Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Magnificent Maple (w 131868)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)

Paper:

Crushed Curry cardstock (131199)

Very Vanilla cardstock (101650)

Sweater Weather DSP (132184)

Ink:

Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)

Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker (131259)

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Paper Snips (103579)

Card: PPA166 – Pals Paper Arts Challenge

I have never participated in a Pals Paper Arts challenge before, but I really wanted to try it out when I saw this color combination!

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I really love these colors together, so last night I got to work, and this is what I came up with.

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I’m not usually a “bling” type of girl, but I thought this card was screaming for a little sparkle!  Note the Silver Sparkle dazzling details around the smaller pennant.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Hello, Lovely (w 130240, c 130243)

Paper:

Strawberry Slush cardstock (131295)

Smoky Slate cardstock (131202)

Daffodil Delight paper out of the DSP Paper Stacks (130134)

Ink:

Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Big Shot (113439)

Perfect Pennants Bigz L (123126)

Chevron Embossing Folder (127749)

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (127845)

Cropping the Day Away

Today I hosted a crop at the Crofton Library.  I finished four double layouts, all using retired Stampin’ Up! papers.  I need to make some room for all the new papers available now!

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There is an awesome sale this month going on where you can stock up on Stampin’ Up!’s newest Designer Series Papers!  Get your paper fix before the sale is finished.

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Card: Finally!

I really hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!  It was a ton of fun and there is a lot of talent in our group!

Here are some details on how I created yesterday’s hop card.

All About You

The base of the card is Whisper White cardstock.  I used Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, which was carried over from last year’s catalog.  I am so glad that it was!  The colors are so much fun to play with.

The stamp set is new, and I am in love with it.  It has a lot of fun greetings, so the title of the set Really Good Greetings, is a really good name!

To make the flags, I used a square punch, eyeballed it so it would be lined up properly, and punched it out.  So simple!  I love this technique to create flags.

All About You Close

Signature

 

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Really Good Greetings (w 130330, c 130333)

Paper:

Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)

Ink:

StazOn Ink Pad (101406)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1″ Square punch (124094)

1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White (126877)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Happy Birthday Owl

On Monday I posted the boy birthday card we made for our recent Stamp Club meeting.  Today, I am posting the girl version of the card.  Personally, this is one of my all-time favorite cards!  I absolutely love the colors, and how the balloons seem to jump off the page.

Girl Birthday Owl

Did you notice how the owl has a little bow in her “hair”?  It’s punched out from two of the little hearts included on the owl punch.  How cool is that?!  Did you also notice how the balloon has the little white marks to give a 3D effect, and how it also has a bottom where the string is tied?  The white marks came from the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, and the bottom of the balloon is actually from the feet of the owl punch!  Very neat, and just shows that you don’t have to use a punch for its intended purpose.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Bring on the Cake (121899 w, 121958 c)

Paper:

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (127540)

Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316)

Summer Starfruit cardstock (126839)

Pool Party cardstock (122924)

Calypso Coral cardstock (122925)

Ink:

StazOn Ink Pad (101406)

Calypso Coral and Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker (123002)

Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Marker (126856)

Accessories/Tools:

Owl Builder Punch (118074)

1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860)

1-3/4″ Scallop Circle (119854)

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812)

uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Paper Snips (103579)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Clothespin Wreathe

The other night, I went to a MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) Craft Night, and we made these adorable wreathes to hold our Christmas cards!  It is made with Stampin’ Up! paper, so I had to share 🙂

IMG_4492I love how eclectic it looks!  It was really fun and actually pretty easy to make – maybe a little time consuming, but I even finished it in less than 3 hours.

Paper used:  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (126908) – only available until January 2nd!

Erin LeMere was the coordinator for this project, so she had all the supplies.  But she bought all the supplies at Michael’s (except for the paper!).  We took the wood wreathe and painted it whatever color we wanted.  I chose silver.  Then we used 49 clothespins to create the card holders.  The paper was added using Mod Podge (on the clothespin and also on the outside of the paper to seal it).  Some of the clothespins were also dipped into chunky clear glitter for an added dimension.  They were then added to the wreathe using a glue gun and a spare clothespin to use as a spacer when placing them down.  Then we took ribbon and torn pieces of fabric and tied them in between the clothespins to create the finished product.

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July Stamp Club Project

Today we had our last Stamp Club with our current group.  I had to make an extra special project for the occasion, and here it is!  I love it!  I got the idea from my leader, Lisa Curcio, who got it from YouTube (search Sweet Note Tote).  Check it out!

(Please excuse the picture quality – I didn’t have very good lighting today, but I wanted to get these up for everyone to see!)

This is the outside view of the Stationary Holder.  I used the new Patio Party designer series paper (126916).  It is so fun, isn’t it?!

Here is what the tote looks like when opened.  One side holds Medium Envelopes (Whisper White, 107301) and the other side holds the cards (I used 4 of each).  What a great gift!

I created the card using the Make a Cake stamp set (126742).  It coordinates perfectly with the Patio Party DSP.  The cake was stamped in the new In Color, Midnight Muse (126860).  Everyone at Stamp Club today commented on how great the new ink pads are.  You don’t need to press hard at all – in fact, you shouldn’t press hard at all because then it will be too juicy.  Just a tip, if you haven’t used the new stamp pads yet, test out the stamp a few times on scratch paper just to get the hang of it.  The background paper you see is also an In Color, Primrose Petals (126841).  We ran the cardstock through the Big Shot (113439) using the Perfect Polka Dots Folder (117335).  The ribbon you see is the new 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (126872).  I also used Daffodil Delight (119683) and Whisper White cardstock (100730).

If you live in the area and are interested in Stamp Club, please comment below or go to my website for my contact information.  I plan to start the next group in September if I can get a group of 6 together.

 

 

 

Card: Birthday Cupcake

Don’t you just love the colors on this card?!  I think it would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday!  It is very feminine and fun.  I created this card with a Calypso Coral (122925) cardstock base and Lucky Limeade (122926) cardstock as an accent color.  The pretty scallops on the Lucky Limeade cardstock were created using the Eyelet Border punch (119853).  The cherry background paper is from the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  The stamped cupcake comes from Create a Cupcake (121982) and was colored in using Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade (123002), and Blushing Bride (119801) markers.  The best part are the Basic Pearls (119247) on the top of the cupcake!

Card: Worth the Wait

I absolutely love the colors and simplicity of this card!  The colors used are Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The cherry came from the stamp set Button Buddies (122737).  Instead of using buttons as the cherry (which you can do if you choose!), I just colored in the cherry with Real Red (100052) and Old Olive (100079) markers.  The star paper came from the Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper pack (122348).  I stamped “So worth the wait” in Real Red, Old Olive and Basic Black (100082) markers and it comes from the stamp set Word Play (120651).

Card: Get Well

This get well card uses the Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper found in the Big Top Birthday pack.  The base of the card was made with Whisper White cardstock, with Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight cardstock used as mats.  The “get well” sentiment and umbrella were stamped from the Ain’t Love Grand hostess set.  The bright colors used are sure to cheer up anyone who isn’t feeling very well.