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

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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!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Chocolate Around the World

Since I shared one of these little chocolate treats yesterday I thought I would share the other one right away.  For this tin, I used the Christmas around the world designer series paper and one of the matching embellishments.

In addition to that, I still have some leftover pieces from the Be Merry kit and used a tulle circle and some ribbon as decoration.  There is also a piece of Basic Black card stock punched with the Starburst punch behind the tulle.

Christmas around the world dsp and embellishments
Be Merry kit extra pieces
Basic Black card stock
Starburst punch
Hershey's chocolate nuggets

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tidings of Joy

As I was trying to start preparing for a weekend retreat, I ran across a few tins in my stash that I had leftover from a few years ago and decided to put together a few Hershey's chocolate gifts.  This one uses some pieces from the September Paper Pumpkin kit as decorations.  

I used some Merry Little Christmas designer series paper to wrap the chocolate and some Merry Music specialty paper to wrap a belly band around the tin.  The French horn is die cut using the Musical instruments thinlits.

September 2017 Paper Pumpkin
Old Olive ink
Basic Black card stock
Merry little Christmas specialty paper
Merry Music specialty paper
Musical instruments thinlits
Hershey's nuggets

Friday, November 10, 2017

Night in Bethlehem

On the cards below, I was playing around with some different patterns in the Merry Music specialty paper set as well as some gold embellishments using some sequin trim and metallic thread behind the foil snowflakes.

The sentiment is from the Night in Bethlehem stamp set which has a coordinating edgelit set that I am finding myself using a lot these days.  

The colors I paired together were Soft Sky, Fresh Fig and Pear Pizzazz, using Fresh Fig ink as well.

Night in Bethlehem
Fresh Fig ink
Soft Sky, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White card stock
foil snowflakes
sequin trim, metallic thread
Merry Music specialty paper

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Flowers and Patterns

As promised, I have another card using the Pieces and Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern designer series paper and Stampin' Blends. This time I chose more feminine colors and stamps and added some background stamping as well.

The middle flower was stamped on scrap paper, colored, cut out with the paper snips and popped up over the designer series paper.

Pieces and Patterns
Memento black, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry ink
Stampin' Blends
Whisper White card stock
Pick a Pattern dsp

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pick a Pattern Birthday

 I always send birthday cards to our families and now that also includes great nieces and nephews so I need to remember to have some kids cards on hand.  The Pick a Pattern designer series paper is a fun one to use for kids occasions and I paired it with the Pieces and Patterns stamp set.  Tomorrow I will share another card using the same paper and stamp set.

I stamped the dinosaur with Memento black ink and colored it in with my Stampin' Blends before punching it out with the 2" circle punch and popping it up over the layers of designer series paper.

Patterns and Pieces
Memento Black ink
Stampin' Blends
Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Whisper White card stock
Pick a Pattern dsp
2" circle punch

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Birthday Blooms

Another birthday card today using the same sentiment stamp set and yesterday's card called Big on Birthdays.  This time I paired it with the Blooms and Wishes stamp set.  I chose Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink as my ink colors and added a double banner for the sentiment.

The card is a simple but fun one and you could easily change up the colors in lots of different ways.

Blooms and Wishes, Big on Birthdays
Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink ink
Very Vanilla, Powder Pink card stock

Monday, November 6, 2017

Textured Birthday

While I really like the patterns in the Timeless Textures stamp set, I realized I haven't used it in quite awhile.  This card came out of some playing around with it one day using Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso ink.

The mat on the larger layer is a piece of designer series paper from the Christmas around the world collection.  I think I should have made the Very Vanilla piece a little smaller so the designer series paper could have been showcased a little better.  

Timeless Textures, Big on Birthdays
Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Early Espresso ink
Very Vanilla, Pool Party card stock
Christmas around the word dsp

Friday, November 3, 2017

Woodgrain Birthday

I just love playing with this die cut from the Eclectic layers thinlits set.  This time it is cut from some Wood Textures designer series paper and has Naturally eclectic designer series paper behind it.  I added a few stamped images from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set on the Tranquil Tide background.

My sentiment is from the Milestone Moments stamp set and is stamped with Fresh Fig and
Tranquil Tide ink.

Milestone Moments, Oh So Eclectic
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide ink
Tranquil Tide, Whisper White card stock
Wood textures dsp
Eclectic Layers thinlits
Naturally eclectic dsp

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bethlehem Star

Another star project to share with you today - this will probably be the last one :)  I have a different type of star as my base this time, a little larger and just stained...

I started with some Merry Music specialty paper and then die cut the Bethlehem edgelits out of Champagne foil and added them to the designer paper.

A lace doily is cut in half and lays behind the designer paper and I added a little big of burlap ribbon and a sentiment from Star of Light.

Star of Light
Smoky Slate card stock
Merry Music specialty paper
Champagne foil paper
burlap ribbon
lace doily
Bethlehem edgelits dies

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Missed Your Birthday

In the spring and fall when I am busiest with farm work, I tend to miss a few birthdays on the calendar.  This stamp set will help with a late birthday sentiment!  It is called Sorry for Everything and I paired it with the Naturally Eclectic designer series paper for this card.  

I just layered a piece of the designer series paper on some Tranquil Tide and then layered my sentiment on some Night of Navy and attached it at an angle on the designer series paper layer.

Sorry for Everything
Night of Navy, Fresh Fig ink
Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Whisper White card stock
Naturally Eclectic dsp

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