Thursday, October 18, 2018

October Stampin' Friends Blog Hop: Thanksgiving~Thankfulness~Grateful

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! With the holidays fast approaching, this month we will showcase projects with a Thanksgiving, Thankfulness or a Grateful theme. You will see the links for the rest of the hoppers below my post. 

For my projects, I wanted to use the Country Home stamp set with coordinating Country Lane Designer Series Paper. I did a bit of fussy cutting on this project, but all in all, it went pretty fast. 


I stamped the cotton boll arrangement and the can using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad on Whisper White and Crushed Curry cardstock. When I stamped the cotton boll arrangement on the Whisper White, I stamped it on a large enough piece of paper that I could use one of the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut it out. I fussy cut both cans from the Crushed Curry cardstock after stamping them. I used an exacto knife to cut out the hole in the handle on the right side each can. 


I stamped a portion of the cotton boll arrangement on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out the little bits to add dimension and light color to the arrangement. I adhered them with the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I tied a piece of the Linen Thread through the hole I cut in the can handle. I added bits of real cotton to a few of the stamped cotton bolls. I fussy cut the sentiment and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front. 


I wanted to make a little treat bag to match the card. This little bag only takes a 6x6 piece of the DSP. This means you could get 4 of these from one piece of 12x12 paper! I followed the instructions for this bag HERE. It is one of the famous Pootle's projects. I get so many ideas for my 3-D projects from her blog. I adhered one of the cans I had previously stamped on Crushed Curry to a small Stitched Shapes oval and punched a hole in the top of the oval. I stamped the other small images on Crumb Cake and Whisper White and trimmed them out. I put a small piece of frayed cotton ball under the little "thanks" sign. The Braided Lined Trim tied in a bow holds the tag I made and keeps the bag closed. 




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Saturday, October 13, 2018

First Frost Bundle & Seasonal Wreath

This card came together very quickly. I love it when a card looks all "artsy", but only takes a few minutes to make. All products Stampin' Up!



I simply swiped ink on the raised (flat) area of the embossing folder, then closed the folder with the Whisper White paper in it and ran it through my Big Shot.  This ink won't harm your folder. Just grab a damp paper towel or baby wipe to clean the ink and dry with a paper towel or cloth. 

I used a few flowers from the First Frost set to stamp on the sentiment piece and stamp an extra image to cut using the matching die. The linen looking pieces are actually the 3/16 inch Braided Linen Trim, which I frayed out a bit with my scissor tip. I tied a little piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. I think the addition of the Soft Suede color was a perfect addition to this dreamy looking card. 



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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Simple & Bold Christmas Cards

I don't know about you, but I am already thinking "how I am going to have time to get it all done?"  With the rapid approach of Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas, it makes one wonder how they can do handmade cards and gifts. The trick? For cards, finding a way to make something simple, but bold is a good way to go. A card you can duplicate and create in an assembly line fashion. This was where my thoughts were when I created the following cards. For each card, I've chosen to use a neutral color. then a brighter color, along with the pop of the cheery Real Red offered by Stampin' Up! In fact, all products are Stampin' Up! and I am providing links below so you can get right on to the fun task of getting your cards made. 

The card below was created using Pool Party cardstock. 



The card below was created using Crumb Cake cardstock. 


The card below was created using Granny Apple Green cardstock. 


The card below was created using Gray Granite cardstock. 


Not only did I have all my paper cut before hand to make things go quickly, I used the Stamparatus tool for perfect stamp placement! If you don't own one of these little jewels...trust me when I say you NEED one. Click HERE to see more information. I also have it listed in my product list below. See how dark the black stamped tree is on each card? Using the Stamparatus, I was able to ink and stamp the image repeatedly until it looked as dark as I wanted it to look on each card. 

I used the  Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the top layer of the card (after stamping the tree) to give the top layer a bit of texture. I used the die cuts and a few of the word stamps from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle for the sentiments and large word dies. All of the colors of cardstock I used are light enough that I didn't have to put an insert inside to stamp my sentiment on. I finished the little tree off with a single rhinestone. 

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A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Winter Woods Meets Abstract

Besides my passion for rubber stamping, I love to draw and paint. I use watercolor and acrylics. I particularly love abstract art. At times, I trim down a piece that I have painted, because I only love part(s) of it. I had a few scraps left from one such painting that were begging to be die cut. The following cards are the results I had using dies from the Winter Woods Bundle. 


The "Merry" and the word "Christmas" are from the bundle called Merry Christmas to All. 


I tapped Versamark on some ordinary cheesecloth and embossed with silver embossing powder. I used the "ink smooshing" method to apply Gray Granite, Smoky Slate and Memento Black ink on to the watercolor paper for the background. I used the Subtle Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder on the layer I did the ink smooshing on. I love how the tree looks with the abstract design on it! 

The little tree below was cut from the rest of the scrap I had left over. 


I used the curvy die from the same bundle and layered the Wood Textures DSP under it. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings. 


These same cards could be made using Designer Series Paper or interesting backgrounds made using your stamps & inks. 

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Mad for Buffalo Check!

When I first ordered this background stamp called Buffalo Check, I had in mind several color combinations, such as the very common red & black or white & black. However, this morning I had another idea. I needed a simple birthday card suitable for either male or female. 




I paired the Buffalo Check background stamp with a die from the Winter Woods Bundle and the tiny "Happy Birthday" from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. I also used two different embossing folders. 



I stamped the Buffalo Check with Lemon Lime Twist ink on to watercolor paper. I then spritzed a bit of water on the piece of paper and blotted it off after the water sat for a few seconds. In person, you can see the varied watercolor(y) look on this piece. 

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A reminder: please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 



As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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