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Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas and Halloween

The more I use this stamp set, the more I like it! This is a simple card using the Festival of Trees stamp set and the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks. I simply adore these things! The two masks are only $2.95 and so easy to use. Place the mask where you want it, and sponge your choice of ink over top. Voila! Instant awesomeness!! I originally planned to use them for mixed media on a 12 x 12 sheet of watercolor paper, but have found many more uses for them!

Project Details
Stamps
 Festival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Card Stock & Papers
 Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper
Ink
 Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Craft White
Accessories
 Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (retired), Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities marker
Tools
 Tree punch, Star punch, Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks, Sponge Dauber

Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks. Order Here
 Tree Punch $16.95. Order Here.
Festival of Trees Stamp Set $15.95. Order Here.
OR Save by ordering the bundle!
Festival of Trees Bundle $27.95. Order Here.

Projects from Stamp Your Art Out Class

Project Details
Stamps
Festival of Trees
Card Stock & Papers
Garden Green Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Under the Tree DSP, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink
Garden Green,  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories

Tools
Tree Punch, Heart from Owl punch, Small Tree punch (ornament, star, tree pack)



Project Details
Stamps
Holiday Home
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, All Is Clear Designer Series Paper
Ink
White Craft, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities marker, Dazzling Details
Tools
Homemade Holiday Framelits, Modern Label  punch, Decorative Dots embossing folder
Matchbox Treat Holders
Using the Envelope Punch Board

  1. Cut a piece of paper 6 x 6 then punch and score at 2 inches
  2. Turn paper, then punch and score at 3 inches
  3. Turn, then punch and score at 2 inches
  4. Turn, then punch and score at 3 inches
  5. Line up score lines and score and punch all the way around the paper
  6. Fold over one of the smaller flaps and line up the score line at 1 1/8 inches                                                                                          
  7. Using the paper snips cut the tabs on the bigger flaps
  8. Fold your score lines and then fold the first score line and then again at the second score line~ do this all the way around
  9. Fold in your flaps and add adhesive
  10. Adhere your flaps to make the sides of the boxes do the smaller flaps first
  11. attach tabs to longer flaps and then adhere the flaps to make the sides of the box
  12. Cut 3 ¾ x 6 ¾ and score at 1 ¼,  2, 4 3/8, 5 1/8
  13. use Sticky strip on the longer of the flaps
  14. place tray inside and then bring the cardstock around and adhere

Jack O’Lantern
eyes: 1” circle punch- 2 white, two black (trimmed), 1 orange cut in half
 nose: ¾” circle punch- 1 orange with a smidge trimmed off

Frankenstein
eyes: ¾” circle punch- 2 white, 1 green cut in half  and ½” black for pupil
nose: ¾” circle punch 1 green


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let It Snow... Let It Snow... Let It Snow...

Yeah, I know, snow is not very likely here in South Carolina. I've lived here 36 years and can count the number of white Christmases we've had on one hand. I have really struggled to come up with ways to use this stamp set that don't require coloring. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to color with my Prisma Colored pencils or Copic markers, but most of my customers would rather not. So I color for myself and Ellene, then try to use non colored examples for the rest:)  My friend, Ellene, can color, paint and art like crazy! Her paintings are gorgeous!
Project Details
Stamps
Holiday Home
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink
White Craft, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Accessories
Silver Bakers’ Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Dazzling Details
Tools
Holiday Home Framelits, Modern Label and Word Window punches, Decorative Dots embossing folder



Project Details
Stamps
Holiday Home
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, All is Calm Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Ink
Silver Encore Metallic, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories
Dazzingly Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Holiday Home Framelits

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Something Spooky Free!

I found the pattern for this on Women's Day Magazine. Click here to get their FREE pattern. I just traced the pattern, sponged the edges with a sponge dauber and some black ink... voila! Instead Batty Bar!



Monday, October 13, 2014

Gift Box Punch Board

I've got to share a recent find with y'all. Isn't this the cutest thing? Barbara Meyer, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Germany, created it. Her website can easily be translated into English with the click of the mouse. Don't ya just love technology? Click Here to view her tutorial. Don't forget to click "translate into English." Yeah, now I've just gotta order one of those tools!!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Festival of Trees

I love this punch and stamp set! Now I realize I need to get the embossing folder with the same tree design on it too!  I'm really enjoying using these Designer Series Papers.
Festival of Trees photopolymer $15.95
Save when you buy the bundle. Festival of Trees Photopolymer Bundle $27.95


Project Details
Stamps
Festival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Card Stock & Papers
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Under the Tree DSP, Trim the Tree DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink
Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
Naturals Button, Linen Thread, retired Cherry Cobbler ribbon
Tools
Circles Framelits, Tree punch, mini Star punch

Project Details
StampsFestival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Card Stock & PapersCherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack
InkCherry Cobbler, Garden Green
AccessoriesLinen Thread, Cherry Cobbler ribbon (retired) Blendabilites Cherry Cobbler
ToolsCircle, Modern Label, Tree, Mini Star Punches, Envelope Punch Board, Two Tags Die (retired)
design by Paula Reid

Project Details
Stamps

Festival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Card Stock & Papers

Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Under the Tree DSP, Trim the Tree DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink

Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories
Blendabilities marker - Cherry Cobbler
Tools

Tree punch
Design by Kristen Bell

Project Details
Stamps
Festival of Trees
Card Stock & Papers
Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Under the Tree Designer Series Paper
Ink
Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories
Blendabilities marker - Cherry Cobbler, Gold Bakers Twine, Naturals Button
Tools
Tree punch, Circles Framelits
Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. There are 48 sheets in each padded stack. That's 4 each of 12 double sided designs. What a great value for only $6.95! You will love the patterns in this bright and cheerful stack.
Under the Tree Designer Series Paper.  $12.95 you know what's really cool about THIS paper? It's cardstock, which is great for cards and boxes!! Not all the glatters is gold, but the gold tones on this paper, perfectly complement the classic holiday stripes and patterns. 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.

Bouquet Toss is NOT just for Weddings

When I first saw this stamp set, I was simply wowed by the flowers! Wedding? Didn't even cross my mind. I bought this stamp set knowing that I would love the flowers for birthday, thank you, sympathy etc. and yeah a wedding or two as well lol! The stamp set is shown below.

Project Details
Stamps
 Bouquet Toss
Card Stock & Papers
 Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink
 Momento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red
Accessories
 alcohol ink markers
Tools
 Deco Labels Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Lovely Lace embossing folder

 I love this botanical! I adore flowers and love to color with alcohol ink markers:) This stamp set is called Sweetbriar Rose.


Project Details
Stamps
Sweetbriar Rose
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Rose Red
Ink
Rose Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
alcohol ink markers
Tools
Deco Labels Framelits

Friday, October 10, 2014

Holiday Home Continued...

The same set, Holiday Home, lends itself to Halloween and Christmas. I'm having such fun with this set, and I don't usually even do much for Halloween any more. No little kids any more so no urge to do anything Halloween. I used to have such fun with it when my son was little.

Project Details
Stamps
 Holiday Home
Card Stock & Papers
 Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink
 Basic Black, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Accessories
 Alcohol Ink Markers, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
Holiday Home Framelits, Modern Label, Word Window, and 1 3/8" Circle punches
Project Details
Stamps
 Holiday Home
Card Stock & Papers
 Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink
 Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight
Accessories
 Alcohol Ink Markers, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Bakers Twine
Tools
 Holiday Home Framelits, Modern Label, Word Window, and 1 3/8" Circle punches
Design ideas and inspiration from Susan Joyce, Marsha Inchly and Lynn Kolcan