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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Purse Power!

Yesterday my monthly card group made a box with the Envelope Punch Board. It was sized to hold a set of cards to give to a friend as a gift. We were talking about making up a few to keep on hand. That way when you needed a quick gift, you're all set! The directions for that box are on the previous post, and here are two that look like a purse. This is the perfect season to make a couple to keep on hand, and Stampin' Up's designer series paper is printed on both sides which makes it PERFECT for these pretty purses!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stamp Your Art Out


Project Details
Stamps
Going Global
Card Stock & Papers
Pool Party: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼ and globe 2 ¼ x 2 ¼
Basic Black:  4 x 5 ¼ 
Sahara Sand: 3 ¾ x 5 embossed layer
Going Places DSP: 1 ½ x 4 black and ¾ x 3  Dijon
Very Vanilla: ½ x 2 ½  and inside 4 x 5 ¼
Ink
Lost Lagoon
Accessories
Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
World Traveler Embossing Folder, 2 Inch Circle Punch


Project Details
Stamps
Sprinkles of Life, Jingle All The Way, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock & Papers
Melon Mambo: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼ stamped layer, 3rd largest circle die
                           5 x 8 inside pop out, score at 4
                            3 ½ x 4 cake die
Ink
Hello Honey, Watermelon Wonder, Wild Wasabi
Accessories
Blender pens
Tools
Circles Framelits, Party Pop Up Thinlits


Project Details

Bloomin’ Love
Card Stock & Papers
Crumb Cake: 4 ¼ x 5
Blushing Bride: ½ x 2 ½ for friend stamp, then flag right end
Whisper White 4 x 4 for heart
Love Blossoms DSP: ¾ x 2 ¾ then flag the right end
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper: ¼ x 5 ½
Ink
Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
Accessories
Sequins, Wink of Stella Gold brush pen
Tools
Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits


  1. Cut cardstock 9 ½ x 9 ½
  2. On Envelope Punch Board, punch and score at 3 ½ and 5 inches
  3. turn 180̊ and repeat: punch and score at 3 ½ and 5 inches
  4. line up both scored guide lines and punch and score (on the other two sides)
  5. round one corner for top
  6. 1st score 2 ½ inches to cut off the point
To make boxes of other sizes with your Envelope Punch Board, see the box calculator http://www.thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster/

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bohemian Birthdays

This product suite is so much fun to use! Everything is coordinated with color and pattern which takes the guess work out of creating. I have the embossing folder, designer series paper, washi tape, and stamp set all spread out on my desk. I just grab and create... a little of this .... a bit of that and instant chic!

uses Watercolor Wings & Butterfly Basics stamp sets

Project Details
Stamps
Bohemian Borders
Card Stock & Papers
Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Delight Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Tip Top Taupe, Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Ink
Delightful Dijon, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories
Washi Tape
Tools
 Bold Butterflies Thinlits
Bohemian Product Suite: click to shop
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138446
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138938
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138386
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=139003


Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I pared down our Christmas card list this year from 60 to 35. I worked all morning getting them signed and addressed, and notes written to loved ones we don't often see. I thought I was done. I was so proud of myself as I went to the Post Office to buy stamps and get them in the mail. Then I got home....
and discovered that I needed one more card.  Big sigh...
I made three more just in case:)


Project Details
Stamps
 Embellished Ornaments
Card Stock & Papers
 Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink
 Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant,
Accessories
 Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Thread
Tools
 Delicate Ornaments Thinlits

There's no green on this card, the green in the background is to balance out the purple for color correction

Project Details
Stamps

Card Stock & Papers
 Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer
Ink

Accessories
 Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
 Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Circles Framelits


Project Details
Stamps

Card Stock & Papers
 Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink

Accessories
 Gold Ribbon
Tools
 Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Occasions Mini 2016 More Sneak Peaks!!

I'm back with more sneak peaks in the Occasions Mini Catalog. You can order from this fab catalog from January 5 to May 31, 2016. I had soooo much fun making these cards with the coordinating stamp set, papers and embossing folder! These perfectly matching/coordinating products make such a professional look. How can  you go wrong, when Stampin' Up! does all the guesswork of matching for you?

Project Details
Stamps
Going Global
Card Stock & Papers
Going Places DSP, Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon, Vellum
Ink
Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon
Accessories
Stampin Dimensionals
Tools
World Traveler Embossing Folder

 
Project Details
Stamps
Going Global
Card Stock & Papers
Going Places DSP, Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink
Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon
Accessories
Basic Jewels, Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Stampin Dimensionals, Wooden Snowflake
Tools
Stars and Hearts Decorative Masks, Sponge Daubers

Saturday, December 12, 2015

November Stamp Your Art Out

I thought I had posted these, my mind must occupied with all things.... CHRISTMAS!!  My house is all decorated, clean & sparkly and the presents have all be purchased and wrapped just waiting for family to come in a couple weeks:)

The last card is a fun technique that I was glad to share with my friends.

In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”
It is pronounced “bow” as in bow and arrow, and the sound of “ke” when saying kettle.

Project Details
Stamps
Sheltering Tree, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Card Stock & Papers
Cajun Craze: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼  stamped layer
                          4 x 5 ¼   inside
Ink
Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories

Tools
Leaflets Framelits, Sponge Daubers

Project Details
Stamps
Embellished Ornaments
Card Stock & Papers
Cherry Cobbler: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White:  4 x 5 ¼  stamped layer
                           4 x 5 ¼   inside
Silver Foil: ornament hanger die cut
Ink
Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Ornaments Thinlits


Project Details
Stamps
 Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Mossy Meadow: card base- cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼ stamped layer Bokeh technique
                           4 x 5 ¼   inside
Ink
Hello Honey, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow, Craft White
Accessories
Stampin’ Sponges, Mossy Meadow Ribbon
Tools
Window Plastic stencils




  1. Using a circular pattern when sponging so that the colors don’t look “scratchy,” sponge Hello Honey ink on about 1/3 of the card then add Pistachio Pudding, followed by Wild Wasabi ink and ending with Mossy Meadow
  2. Stamp fern images with Mossy Meadow stamp some without reinking to add depth
  3. Use circle stencils to apply white craft ink with sponge – vary sizes and amount of ink on circles
  4. For a few last circles, use just the dauber to add more white bokeh dots using a twisting motion as to applied the color in a smaller size.
  5. Finally stamp a couple more fern images over top of the bokeh circles. This brings some ferns more into the foreground.

2016 Occasions Mini - Sneak Peak!

I ADORE practically everything in this catalog, and am so excited to share some of it with you! The first card is using some fabulous new thinlit dies and some pretty designer series paper you can earn free for every $50 you spend during our upcoming SALE-A-BRATION. I just love the colors coordinate with our cardstock. The two Valentine's Day cards were made with the new Bloomin' Love bundle. The stamps coordinate perfectly with the die, and of course there is some lovely new designer series paper that also coordinates too! The new color of Glimmer paper is perfect for this Valentine's set. Watch for more sneak peaks soon. My class on Friday will be making some lovely things with NEW products!


Project Details
Stamps

Card Stock & Papers
 Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink
 Copic Markers
Accessories
 Cute Clips, Sequins, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
 Party Pop-Up Thinlits

inside
With so many cute stamps in this set, the inside & envelopes were fun to decorate too!





Project Details
Stamps
Bloomin’ Love
Card Stock & Papers
Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Ink
Blushing Bride
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder

Card Ministry

Project Details
Stamps
Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Wisteria Wonder: card base – cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ & score at 4 ¼ 
Whisper White: 3 ½ x 4 ¾  stamped layer outside
                          4 x 5 ¼ inside
Ink
Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Pansy punch, Petite Pansy punch, Sponge Daubers

Stamps
Swallowtail, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Hello Honey: card base – cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ & score at 4 ¼ 
Blackberry Bliss: 5 x 3 ¾  and 4 ½ x 2 ¼
Whisper White: 3 ½ x 4 ¾ Happy Birthday stamp
                          4 ¼ x 2 butterfly stamp
                           4 x 5 ¼ inside
Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Aqua Brush