I decorated one of our awesome Keepsake Boxes as part of one of the door prizes for our Stamp Camp today, but I didn't use the items that come with the package. You will maybe remember this stamped image from some cards I have shown you that also use the faux mother of pearl technique. I also used some Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper, basic pearls and Victoria Crochet trim ribbon.
The button is from the Holly Berry Bouquet collection and the larger ribbon is 1 1/4" striped Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.
These adorable boxes are still available for purchase while they last and include the supplies to make one like the picture below. They are $19.95 and item number 129024.
Another non traditional Christmas colors sample for the Late Night Stampers. This card is a CASE of one done by Dawn Griffith and I added the strip of Glimmer paper. These cards were used as my make and take at our semi annual Stamping and Scrapbooking retreat at Park River Bible Camp last weekend. For the retreat, I used Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist, but for these cards I chose to use Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.
The sentiment is from a retired stamp set and I used the snowflake punch and different buttons that I thought looked fun with the colors.
I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving today! There are so many things to be thankful for in my life, not just today, but each and every day.
Another "scraps pile" card for you today....I had so many of these floating reinker roses around I finally just used them all up! The tag behind it was also an extra from another project and I ran it through the Elegant lines impressions folder for a little texture.
Friendly Phrases, Fifth Avenue Floral
Basic Black classic ink
Black embossing powder
Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Basic Black card stock
Another card made with some of my scraps and already stamped images this weekend. I had the sentiment all stamped and layered adn the butterflies cut and embossed in my stash so this card went together quickly.
I added some flowers from Elements of Style in the background and the image in Bashful Blue is from the Strength and Hope stamp set.
Full of Live, Elements of Style, Strength and Hope
This week I am going to share some cards that I made at a retreat last weekend while I was trying to use up some of my scraps or pieces of card stock that I had already die cut or stamped.
The first one is inspired by one I found blog hopping and I have lost the person's name...if it is you please let me know so I can give you credit!!
I used some faux mother of pearl background (I made a bunch of pages of this so you will see more of this technique as it is one of my favorites) and the Creative elements and Best Friends Forever stamp sets.
I layered the flower with dimensionals and added a few pearls to the top layer.
Creative elements, Best Friends Forever
Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake card stock
Peach Parfait, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake classic ink
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I thought I would share a card with you too although it doesn't have anything to do with the sale :) I used the rock and roll technique on the medallion edges and then sponged a little bit of Early Espresso in the middle as well.
Day of Gratitude stamp set
Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz card stock
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I am sharing my last project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Knock Out Punches. I had a blast on this project because I love working with our fabric without sewing :) and of course punching is fun too.
I pulled out this stamp set because I haven't used it in awhile and decided to make a card for a friend. The base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Early Espresso and I added a folded layer of Old Olive on top that measured 5 1/4" X 8 1/4" before I folded it in half.
This is the inside...
Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Bashful Blue classic inks and markers
1/4" grosgrain ribbon - Early Espresso and Marina Mist
Covered composition books were a big hit this week at my craft show and I was asked to make a couple customized ones. This one is for a high school student going to Spain with their class and she will use it as her journal for the trip.
I used some Nautical Expedition designer series paper along with some Botanical Gazette dsp and added a couple hybrid elements using My Digital Studio since I didn't have the Senitmental Journey stamp set. The Open Sea and Daring Adventure were also used for the book and I used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake inks.
I thought it would be fun to do a little distressing as well so I used the Early Espresso classic ink for that and embellished a little with Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon and regals buttons.
Well, last week I completed Mary Jo's sketch challenge and didn't get it posted so this week I am one step ahead of that!
I used versamark on my embossing folder and then after I ran the Crumb Cake through it I used Black embossing powder and heated it up. It didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped, but I will keep trying!!
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black card stock
Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper
Red Glimmer paper
Basic Black classic ink
black embossing powder
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
curly label punch
modern label punch
5/8" red grosgrain ribbon
The oval of red glimmer paper is actually not a punch, it is the middle of the "O" left over from die cutting using the Serif Essentials alphabet die.