Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Birthday Time!


Two friends are celebrating birthdays this week so cards were prepared for each of them.  The first card that I'm sharing is a "flip card" which was made using the new Circle Card Thinlits Die.  With the new die, it made preparing a flip card very easy.  Taking photos of the card was not as easy!  I apologize for the photo but I did not check it's quality before presenting the card.  However, you can still see how the cut circle "flips" when opened.  The flip side of the birthday cake circle is also decorated.


Flip card using Stampin' Up! Bring on the Cake Stamp Set and Circle Card Thinlits Die

Interior of Flip Card
  Materials:
Bermuda Bay Card Stock (#131197)
Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650)
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (#130145)
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set (#128490 w, #121958 c)
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
*Daffodil Delight  & Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers
*(from the Brights Stampin Write Marker Collection, #131259)
**Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Write Marker
**(from the 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection, #126856)
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (#126974)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (#133480)

To see the flip card in action, view the video in my post labeled:  Giggle Greeting (on the right side bar).

The other birthday card prepared this week uses one of my favorite flower stamps from the Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (#130324 w, #130327 c).  The flower was stamped with VersaMark ink pad (#102283) and heat embossed using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133).  The petals were colored using Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker (from the Regals Stampin' Write Markers Collection #131262)  and a blender pen (#102845).  Using my paper snips, I "fussy" cut the dahlia and used a Stampin' Dimensional to add a bit of pop to the card.  Other materials used includes the following: Coastal Cabana card stock (#131297), Crushed Curry card stock (#131199), Whisper White card stock (#100730), Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (#130131), Artisan Label punch #130920), Petite Pairs stamp set (#128706 w, #122497 c), Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (#131173), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246) and Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#109070).  Since the friend receiving this card enjoys gardening, I thought this card would be appropriate and I think she'll enjoy it. 

Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set
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Check back next week for a new project and have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

"BOO" Banner

Today was a day filled with lots of fun!  The last Spinner Card Class was held this afternoon and all had a good time.  The cards turned out very nice.  Afterwards, I made a couple of birthday cards which I'll be sharing later this week and completed the "BOO" banner that you see below.  It was a blast making the banner.  It was supposed to be for my grandson but it turned out so cute that I'll be making another for him (LOL)!!!

"BOO" Banner using Stampin' Up! Build a Banner & Halloween Banner Accessory Simply Created Kits

The banner was made using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (#133507) and the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (#132698).  Both are in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  The kits contain everything you need to make your banner except for inks and adhesives.  Hot glue is recommended.  I also found the Sponge Daubers (#102892) were perfect for applying the ink.  The Build a Banner kit contains 18 blank canvas pennants so there are more for me to play with! 

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Check back on Thursday to see another project...until then have a good week.




Friday, August 23, 2013

Spinning Around!

Happy Friday!  The cards being shared today are the final two spinner cards that are being made in the August card classes.  The first class was on Wednesday evening and everyone had fun making the cards.  I expect the class this week will have fun too!


Whenever I decided to have a class on spinner cards, I knew one of the cards had to incorporate a pinwheel.  The pinwheel was made using the retired Pinwheel Sizzlit.  The pinwheel spins wonderfully and it would be great to use on a child's birthday card.  I opted to prepare more of an adult version with the "grunge" look and one of my favorite color combinations: Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar.

Spinner Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge and Label Love Stamps
   Materials:
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock (#131296)
Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock (#131298)
Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
In-Color 2013-2015 Designer Series Paper Stack
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad (#131174)
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (#130514 w, #130517 c)
Label Love Stamp Set (#130619 w, 130622 c)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
Word Window Punch (#119857)
Artisan Label Punch (#130920)
1/8" Mini Brads (#122941)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Pinwheel Sizzlit (retired)
2 pennies

The last of the spinner cards is my favorite and was cased from Linda Gutierrez at www.StampingYearRound.com.  The technique of using the brayer to ink the honeycomb embossing folder creates the appearance of a real honeycomb. Crystal Effects was used on the bee's wings to create a glossy appearance.
Honeybee Spinner Card using Stampin' Up! Backyard Basics Stamp Set
Materials:
Crushed Curry Card Stock (#131199)
So Saffron Card Stock (#105118)
Basic Black Card Stock (#121045)
Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
Real Red Card Stock (#102402)
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (#131173)
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (#126949)
Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (from Subtles Stampin' Write Marker Collection  #131263)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker (#120953)
Word Window Punch (#119857)
Backyard Basics Stamp Set (#129255 w, #129258 c)
Backyard Basics Framelits (#129380)
Flower Shop Stamp Set (#130939 w, #130942 c)
Pansy Punch (#130698)
Happy Day Stamp Set (#130294 w, #130297 c)
Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129378)
Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
2 pennies
 
Hopefully, this has inspired you to create some of these fun cards!
 
Next week, I will be back to my regular blog post schedule so check back for more details on spinner cards and view some new projects that are being created!
 
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 Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Quick & Easy Halloween Bash

It's been a wet and unseasonably cool last few days in Dixie!  Unfortunately, it coincided with a visit with our grandson and plans were dampened but not completely wiped out.  Though pool time was shortened, we were able to enjoy reading about dinosaurs, sharks and snakes!  Currently, Alexander's favorite topics.  

Since we've been busy entertaining a four year old, I have been unable to spend time crafting but have a card to share that was prepared for a recent team meeting swap.  The criteria for the card swap was that it should take ten minutes or less to make.  When you're in a pinch and need a card, it's  nice to have card plans that can be put together in just a few minutes! 

Quick & Easy "Halloween Bash"


Materials:
Card Stocks - Pumpkin Pie #105117, Basic Black #121045, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad Pumpkin Pie #126945
Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134
Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Halloween Bash Stamp #130577 (w), #130580 (c)
Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
SNAIL adhesive #104332
(non-Stampin' Up!) Sharpie Brand Black Marker 

The first of two Spinner card classes is this Wednesday and I'll be providing details on making a spinner card in my next post.  Additional spinner cards will also be shared. 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Spinner Cards

It's been a hectic day and I'm burning the midnight oil!  It's now early Tuesday morning but before shutting down the computer, I wanted to share a couple of the card samples prepared for next week's Spinner Card class.  These are fun cards to make and we'll be making four different cards. 


The materials and method for making the cards will be shared after the class. 

This is a short post but don't fret, another project will be forthcoming in the next few days.
Until then, have a great week!

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Designer Bow & Gift Box...

It's time for another project!  Today I decided to share with you one of the projects from the "Christmas in July" class.  Gift boxes were decorated and participants were able to see the Gift Bow Bigz L Die (#129977) in action.  There are many possibilities for making different bows using the die and in the upcoming months, I'll be sharing different bows made using the die.  

Designer Gift Bow using Bigz L Die & Gift Box (Stampin' Up!)

One holiday gift box prepared!  Now to put it in a location to easily remember when December arrives!!!

Materials:
Kraft Gift Boxes #124106
Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set (#131772 w, #131775 c)
Christmas Ornament Punch (#132152)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad (#126969)
Season of Style Designer Series Paper (#132340)
Gift Bow Bigz L Die (#129977)
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (123125)
Glue Dots (#103683)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439)

Remember to check out the  Holiday Catalog and other new products being offered!  
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Check back on Monday when more spinner cards will be shared.
Have a great weekend!

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.



Monday, August 5, 2013

Another Giggle!

Hope that you had a great weekend!  Our son's family visited for the weekend and we celebrated "July" birthdays...even though it's August.  Seems that time flies and coordinating everyone's schedules can be tricky but I'm not complaining.  It's great that we were able to spend time together.

Today another of the stamps from the Giggle Greetings stamp set is being shared and this card is sure to bring a smile!  I thought "the dog chasing his tail" would be perfect for using on a spinner card.  The dog really does chase his tail!!!  The Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was also used to add a fun background element.

Spinner card using Giggle Greetings & Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets (Stampin' Up!)

Materials:
Giggle Greetings Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Whisper White Card Stock
Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (Old Olive)
Aqua Painter
Stamping Sponge
Circles Collection Framelits
Word Window Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

The August card class will focus on making "spinner (or slider)" cards so more examples will be shared in the upcoming weeks.  

Remember to check out the new Holiday Catalog and other new products being offered!  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me:  margkni@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!
Check back on Thursday for another project share...until then have a good week and remember to "giggle".




Thursday, August 1, 2013

Giggle Greeting!

Happy Thursday!  Hope you've been enjoying the week.  The week has flown by for me.  I was called to be on "grandma" duty for my grandson who was not feeling well but as a four year old does, he recovered quickly!  It was nice to spend a couple of days with him even though he wasn't his normal, precocious self.

The card being shared with you today was recently given to a friend for her birthday.  Since she's a cat lover, it seemed most appropriate.  The stamp is from the Giggle Greetings stamp set  (#131062 w, #131065 c) in the current Stampin' Up! catalog.  It's a stamp set that is aptly named and is sure to bring smiles to card recipients!

Giggle Greetings Stamp Set and Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
Materials:
Giggle Greetings Stamp Set
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (#130145)
Bermuda Bay Card Stock (#131197)
Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (#126944)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (#126945)
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (#126974)
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (#100052)
Aqua Painter (#103954)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
SNAIL Adhesive (#104332)
Sticky Strip (#104294)

P.S.  She loved the card!!!

Lastly, can you believe it's August 1?!  Summer will be coming to an end soon...don't fret though, Stampin' Up! has been thinking ahead and today marks the release of the Holiday Catalog!  Be sure to check out the exciting items being offered (you can find link on the right side of this page).  You'll love the new kits and decorating possibilities! 

Additionally, a new "Best in 25" stamp set is being offered. Click here to view:  It's a "Best of Halloween" Stamp set! 

Drum roll, please!!!  One of the most exciting items available today are the new "Thinlets Card Dies".  You're going to love using these to make interactive cards.  They will allow you to make the cards in a fraction of the time that it normally takes to create the detailed cards!  Watch this video to see the thinlets in action:





This morning, my order was placed for both sets of the "Thinlets Card Dies"!  In the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing cards with you using the dies...but don't wait on me, place your order for your sets too.  Shop Now!


Thanks for stopping by!  Check back on Monday for a new project and have a great weekend!

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.