Thursday, November 17, 2016

Oh so pretty pines!

Last month's card class focused on preparing Christmas cards.  One of the cards made used the Pretty Pines Thinlits  in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  The catalog is full of bundles to prepare holiday cards and I have had a difficult time deciding on which is my favorite, but I can say that Christmas Pines Bundle with the Pretty Pines Thinlits is competing for the top spot!

"Merry Christmas" using Pretty Pines Thinlits & Pine Bought TIEF from Stampin' Up! 

Here are card details-
Base:  Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5 1/2" X 11", score at 4 1/4"  and fold to form card base
DSP Layer:  5 1/4" x 4"
Embossed Layer:  Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4" 
Scraps of Old Olive cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock

Use the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)  to emboss the Whisper White cardstock. Highlight the embossed areas using Clear Wink of Stella. Using the Pretty Pines Thinlits, cut a solid pine cone from a scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock  and an open pine cone from the Soft Suede cardstock.  With the Early Espresso ink sponge the edges of the open cut pine cone and layer onto the solid pine cone using glue dots to adhere at the top of the pine cone.  Cut 1 large and 2 small pine needles from the scraps of green cardstock using the thinlits.  Assemble as shown in photo of finished card.  Stamp sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink (note: sentiment is from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) and top with bow made using Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Yes! 97th Birthday Celebration...

It's been a busy few weeks and during that time, I attended a birthday celebration for a friend's mother.  Birthdays are wonderful to celebrate and this was special as Ms. Lorraine celebrated her 97th birthday.  To commemorate, I made a special card using the Number of Years stamp set bundle with touches of embellishment from the Jar of Love stamp set.  The color scheme uses Watermelon Wonder.

"97th Birthday" using Stampin' Up! Number of Years Stamp Set and Large Numbers Framelits

Naturally the card interior needed some special touches too!
"97th Birthday" card interior using Stampin' Up! Number of Years and Jar of Love Stamp Sets

You would never know that Ms. Lorraine is 97 years old and I am sure that I'll be changing the number for several years ahead!

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall is in the air!

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived and there's a feeling of Fall is in the air.  Here in Georgia, it was a long hot summer and I have been looking forward to the cool evenings and crisp early morning temperatures.  It won't be long before the leaves will start to show their vibrant colors.  With Fall arriving, one of the cards in a recent class used the Vintage Leaf Stamp Set and the colors of fall were selected from the Petals & Paisley Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The sentiment is from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set.

Fall Card using Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Stamp Set & Petals & Paisleys DSP 

In addition, I'm sharing with you a project that was made in the recent neighborhood craft's a pumpkin made using mason jar lid rings!  The idea came from Pinterest and is super easy, as well as, fun to make. 

Pick your favorite fall spray paint color, spray the mason jar lid rings (size used is for wide mouth quart jars).  After the rings are dry, string onto a a cord ensuring that the lids are all facing the same way.  Shape into a circle and tie the string to hold the lids in place.  Embellish as desired.  Note:  fallen tree limbs were cut to use for our pumpkin stems.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jars of Spooky Treats!

Hi Everyone!  Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  I had a few extra minutes so thought I would take the opportunity to share one of the Halloween cards made in this week's card class. Attendees had lots of fun making this card.  The Jar of Haunts and matching Everyday Jar Framelits Dies makes it easy to create a variety of Halloween cards or treat holders.  The options are almost endless!

"Spooky Treat Jars" using Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts Stamp Set, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies & Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper

A few items to note when making the the jar with the floating eyeball, the water portion was lightly sponged with Soft Sky ink to add a slight color contrast.  The center jar images were stamped directly onto Old Olive and a Real Red Stampin' Marker was used to color the dripping blood on the jar.  The jar lid was stamped onto basic gray and highlighted with clear Wink of Stella.  Smoky Slate Stampin' Marker outlines the mummy jar and the smallest Basic Rhinestone Jewels are the peeking eyes.  The spider web stamp is found in the Ghoulish Grunge set and the sentiment is from Spooky Fun.  I'm sure you see the randomly stamped spiders!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Spooky Skeleton!

Weeks behind on my posting but sometime life has "unexpected surprises" and I'm hoping that soon I will catch-up!  I have several photos to edit so they can be shared.  My posts will be short so that I can get the photos online...but as always, send me an email or add a comment with any questions regarding projects.

Since the release of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, I've had fun playing with many of the new stamp sets.  I've started prepping for the next class which will include Halloween and Fall projects.  One of the Halloween cards, "Spooky Skeleton", will be available for attendees to make.  It uses a combination of the Halloween themed stamp bundles...they are all fantastic and it's difficult to select which is my favorite!

"Spooky Skeleton" using Stampin' Up! using Cookie Cutter Halloween & Spooky Fun Stamps
 I'll have more projects posted soon to help you with "trick or treat" preparations.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jar of Love Floral Bouquet

Have you ever gone on vacation and returned to find it hard to get back on track?   Currently, that's what I'm trying to do!  My husband and I went on one of our bucket list trips, a Baltic Cruise, so I'm a bit behind but the trip was so worth putting things aside for a few weeks.  Another great thing - the day I returned home, my Stampin' Up!  Holiday Catalog preorder arrived and I am planning projects to share with you soon.

The project today utilizes the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  I'm loving this set!  This set offers lot of versatility and just a note - the Holiday Catalog has several stamp sets that also coordinate with the Everyday Jars Framelits so you'll want to add them to your "must have" list.  Remember that if you purchase the bundle, you'll save 10%. 

The card base is Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock topped with a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  The larger flowers were stamped with the coordinating stamping ink pads...the Sweet Sugarplum was stamped off first onto a scrap of paper to produce a lighter color intensity.  The smaller flowers were stamped using Daffodil Delight as the base and Crushed Curry for the second stamped layer.  A strip of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP) was added to help balance the look.  Soft Suede was used to stamp the jar and sentiment on the tag.

A Floral Bouquet using Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Stamp Set & Everyday Jars Framelits
I'm working on projects and will be back on my regular posting schedule next week.  

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bright & Cheery!

In a recent class, the Fruit Stand Suite was used to create a variety of cards.  One of the cards uses the floral paper included in the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It includes several of the new 2016-2017 colors enabling one to create a "bright and cheery" card. Note the use of the new ruched ribbon on the card - the ruched ribbon has become a favorite of mine!

Bright & Cheery using Stampin' Up! Fruit Stand DSP  and Fresh Fruit Stamp Set
Don't you just love the cheerfulness of the Fruit Stand DSP?

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