Monday, December 11, 2017

Bethlehem Star

I was playing with the Bethlehem edgelits dies again!  This time I used some Wood textures designer series paper behind the buildings as the background.  This time I used Tranquil Tide as my card base color and added a sentiment from Star of Light to the inside with Tranquil Tide ink.

I have to say, this is one edgelits set you will want to have the Big Shot Die brush for...

Big Shot Die Brush - New Configuration

Big Shot Die Brush - New Configuration 144262
Price: $12.50
Enjoy this new configuration!

* Die Brush.
* Easily removes small cut pieces from dies.
* Includes brush and 2 foam pads.
* Brush:1-1/2" x 5-1/2" ( 3.8 cm x 14 cm).
* Foam pads: 4-1/2" x 7" (11.4 x 17.8 cm) each.

It makes removing all the those tiny windows so much easier!  

Star of Light
Tranquil Tide ink
Tranquil Tide, Whisper White card stock
Wood textures dsp
Silver foil sheets
Bethlehem edgelits dies

Friday, December 8, 2017

More Stocking Tags

Recently I put together a lot of these fun Christmas stocking tags using all different types of Christmas designer series paper and embellishments.  These are a couple samples using the Quilted Christmas paper and some mini ornaments and Stitched felt embellishments.

I just cut a big pile of the pieces and started putting them together in an assembly went faster than you might think!  

Tags and Trimmings
Basic Black ink
Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White card stock
Quilted Christmas dsp
Wood textures dsp
Everyday Label punch
mini ornaments
Trim your stockings dies
linen thread
Stitched felt embellishments

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Rose Wonder Sympathy

I am still working on sharing the projects I made during a recent retreat - fortunately I was able to complete quite a few different things!  This is another of the sympathy cards I put together, this time using the Rose Wonder stamp set and different layers of stamping.

First, I stamped Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and then on the top layer I used Crumb Cake ink for the flower and Early Espresso for the sentiments.  I added a strip of burlap ribbon to break things up a little bit.

Rose Wonder
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive ink
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive card stock
burlap ribbon

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

November Paper Pumpkin Alternative Day 2

Today' projects using the leftover Paper Pumpkin kit pieces are some cards that along with the tags, leaves, stamps and bakers twine uses the Woodgrain embossing folder and several layers of card stock.

I added some Merry Music specialty paper behind a few layers as well as adding a faceted gem as an accent on the sentiment layer.

November 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit
Cherry Cobbler ink
Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Early Espresso card stock
Merry Music specialty paper
Woodgrain folder
faceted gems
Triple banner punch

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

November Paper Pumpkin Alternative Day 1

As promised, here is the first alternative project idea for the leftover pieces in the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used the stamps, extra banners and bakers twine from the kit.

In addition I added some foil snowflakes, Merry Music specialty paper, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock.

Stay tuned for one more project idea tomorrow!

November 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit
Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler ink
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White card stock
Merry Music specialty paper
Foil snowflakes
circle punches
Triple banner punch

Monday, December 4, 2017

November Paper Pumpkin

Aren't these little stockings adorable?  That was our fun surprise in the Paper Pumpkin kit in November!  I plan to use them for some gift card holders and maybe add some treats inside as well.  

There were quite a few leftover pieces after all the stockings were decorated so I will have some alternative ideas for you in the next few days.
 Don't forget you can get these fun surprises in the mail every month too!  Or ask for one as a Christmas gift.  Just go here to get started!

Here is Stampin' Up!'s fun video that will show you all the kit includes.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Just for You

I love the designs in the Foil Frenzy specialty paper package and decided to use some in the background on this card.  In addition, I thought I would add some embossing with the Perfect polka dots folder on another piece of card stock behind the stamped images.

The Stampin' Blends once again came out to color in the pen images and my sentiment is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

Crafting Forever, Watercolor Wings
Memento Black ink
Stampin' Blends
Foil Frenzy specialty paper
Old Olive, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight card stock
Perfect Polka dots folder

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Painted Tree Sympathy

Lovely as a Tree always works well for sympathy cards in my opinion so I paired it with some different patterns from the Painted Autumn designer series paper collection for these cards.  

Beside the tree, I used an image from the Timeless Textures stamp set and I tried out a couple different colors using Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party on the cards shown here.

Lovely as a Tree, Timeless Textures, Flourishing Phrases
Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz ink
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso card stock
Painted autumn dsp

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Get Well Blends

There was more practice using the Stampin' Blends on these cards that I made recently.  My card stash needed some get well cards and I thought the Get Well Soup stamp set would work well to do some more coloring with the Stampin' Blends as well.

I decided to try out a few different colors on the same style of card and added a few embellishments to the soup bowls using the hearts and stars elements and metallic enamel shapes.

Get Well Soup
Memento Black ink
Stampin' Blends
Night of Navy, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White card stock
Softly falling folder

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pillow Box Stockings

In the past week or so I have used the Tags and Trimmings Bundle  - Trim your stocking thinlits dies and Tags & Trimmings stamp set - quite a bit making little pillow box stockings and a lot of gift tags.  The pictures below show a couple of the pillow box stockings that would be great for gift cards! 

I used Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock along with some Merry Music specialty paper and rhinestone embellishments.

Tags & Trimmings
Real Red ink
Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White card stock
Merry Music specialty paper
Trim your stocking thinlits
white baker's twine
rhinestone basic jewels
faceted gems
mini jingle bells

Monday, November 27, 2017

Meadow Sympathy

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I was at a retreat a week ago and worked on several different styles of cards including quite a few sympathy ones.  This card using In the Meadow was one of those I put together that weekend.  

My background is embossed with the Woodgrain texture folder and I added some linen thread around the sentiment layer of Crumb Cake.  

Better Together, In the Meadow
Soft Suede ink
Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Crumb Cake card stock
linen thread
woodgrain embossing folder

Friday, November 24, 2017

Lovely Birthday

The online extravaganza is still going on at Stampin' Up!, make sure not to miss out on all the great discounts!  You can check them all out here!  

Today's card uses Stampin' Blends to color in the image from the Beautiful You stamp set.  I am still practicing with these markers but have found they are kind of fun to play with.  

I chose to use a background of designer series paper from the Whole lot of lovey collection and used the Bermuda Bay shades of markers for the coloring.

Beautiful You
Memento Black ink
Stampin' Blends
Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay card stock
Whole lot of lovely dsp

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Give Thanks Box and Product Preview

Before I share today's project, I wanted to share some exciting news about a new product that will be coming soon from Stampin' Up! called the Stamparatus.  The video below will explain all the details!  

You can reserve yours starting November 16th!

Today's project is along the same lines as yesterday's cards although I chose to use one of our retired boxes with an acetate sleeve.  I first covered the box and lid with Painted Autumn designer series paper and put the acetate sleeve over the top.

Some cotton ribbon went around the acetate sleeve to break up the designer series paper pattern a little bit.  Then, I did my stamping and punching and added those elements with Stampin' Dimensionals.

A view from the top...

Painted Harvest
Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight ink
Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight card stock
Painted Autumn dsp
scallop circle punch
2"circle punch
box with acetate sleeve
cotton ribbon

Monday, November 20, 2017

Painted Autumn

For these cards, I played around with a couple different things using the same layout and colors.  The Pumpkin Pie background is embossed with the Polka Dot Basics folder and then I added some Painted Autumn designer series paper on one side.

Next, I stamped the leaves and cut them out with the paper snips before attaching them.  For the card on the left, I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and used my Stampin' Blends to color in the flower.  On the right, I used the Painted Harvest stamp set and Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Suede ink.  

Painted Harvest, Oh So Eclectic, Big on Birthdays
Basic Black, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist ink
Stampin' Blends
Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie card stock
Starburst punch
Painted Autumn dsp
2 1/2" circle punch
Polka dot basics folder

Friday, November 17, 2017

Night in Bethlehem

The combination of the Bethlehem edgelits dies and the foil sheets is one I really like to play with.  For this card I chose a background of Night of Navy card stock that was embossed with the Softly falling embossing folder.  Next, I cut out my edgelits from some Champagne foil sheets and layered them on the front.  

On the inside of the card, I used the Star of Light stamp set and added a sentiment and some background stars.

Star of Light
Crumb Cake, Basic Black ink
Crumb Cake, Night of Navy card stock
Champagne foil sheets
Softly falling folder
Bethlehem Edgelits

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Cup

I always love the patterns in the Coffee Break designer series paper and wanted to use this one on a few birthday cards.  The cup itself is also a pattern in the same designer series paper package...

My sentiment comes from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and I used Early Espresso ink for all the stamping.  This is a card that goes together quickly if you want to do multiples, I just get all the pieces ready first and then put them together.

Big on Birthday, Coffee Café
Early Espresso ink
Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake card stock
Coffee Break dsp
Coffee Cups framelits

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Stamp Club Projects

I am a little slow in sharing the Stamp Club projects this month!  This time I chose to do a couple Christmas cards and a layout that could be used for many different occasions.

The first card pairs the Be of Good Cheer specialty paper with the Season Like Christmas stamp set.

For the second card, we used the Winter Wonder embossing folder, Stitched shapes framelits, metallic thread and Every Good Wish stamp set.

Finally, on the layout we used Fresh Florals designer series paper and a few punched pieces for accents.

Remember, we always have room for more if you would like to join either the monthly stamp club or virtual (every other month) club!  Contact me here for more details!

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!