Monday, August 31, 2015

Home for Christmas Tag

The launch of Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday catalog is tomorrow!! I've used the new Home for Christmas designer series papers on this tag that I made for a CAS challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

I simply punched out one of the Santa's from the paper and backed it with another real red punch out. The striped paper is the reverse side. Just a few embellishments with washi tape, twine and ribbon.

The sentiment uses the rotary stamp and the Snow Place stamp set. The rotary stamp is perfect for creating your own words.

I have a busy week ahead giving my kitchen a bit of a face lift. Painting cupboards, ceiling, and a little painting on the walls. I will share photos when I'm finished! I also discovered our kitchen was originally part of a wrap around porch. It has a beautiful wood ceiling, and the one wall is the original wood siding which I am going to expose part of. I love the rustic look, so how perfect that will look. Very excited!!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Snow Place Stamped on Window Sheets

I wanted to see what the cute snowman from the Snow Place stamp set looked like when stamped on window sheets. I used white StazOn, and a dark blue background to make them really stand out. I think they look cute! I did flip the clear window sheet over so the stamping faced the inside, just to keep it from getting messed up at all.

One thing you must do after stamping with StazOn with photopolymer stamps, is to clean your stamp right away. The permanent ink loves to stay photopolymer, so a good cleaning right away is recommended.

The little bit of snow is two punch outs from the Tree Builder punch. It made perfect little fluffs of snow. The polka dot paper is from this years Sale-a-Bration, it's the resist paper that I sponged real red ink onto, then die cut an oval from the middle. A few clusters of more punch shapes, and the sentiment is from the same stamp set.

My first Christmas card for this season!! The release of the new Holiday catalog is just a few days away!! I have put the items numbers for this stamp set and matching framelits below. Or you can buy the bundle and save 15%!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Snow Place stamp set-22 stamps-item number 139738

Snow Friends Framelits-15 dies-139664

Snow Place stamps and Framelits bundle-item number 140844

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beaded Flowers ATC

I have not made an Artist Trading Card in years. After finding the sheets that I used to put regular trading cards in like my football, motorcycle, looney tunes and rock cards in, I thought that I should use the sheets to store ATC's in. So I'm off to create little works of art to fill these pages through time.

The card above was prompted to be made for the Try It On Tuesday's challenge Sending You Flowers. Use one or more flowers on your project. These are die cut chip board flowers that I encrusted with my long forgotten micro beads and glass glitter.

A little stamping from the Flowering Flourishes and Choose Happiness stamp sets, sponging around the edges and that's it. A quick little card to start off my ATC book.

Here is a pic of the sheets I will be using:
Each page holds nine cards, and I have dozens of them! Surely enough to keep me busy for some time ;)

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Background Stamp Techniques Video

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a video showing different ways to use your background and solid image stamps for multiple looks. It's a great way to stretch your stamps!

Thanks for watching!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Grateful Panda

A quick post sharing a card I made yesterday for a sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

I wanted to use this cute stamp set from Mama Elephant. First I had the panda holding the pumpkin, then decided to put it beside him. It was covering him up too much :) The pumpkin was made with three punched circles(3/4") then glued together after sponging.

All other supplies are from Stampin' Up! including the Pretty Petals 6x6 papers, which look perfect on this Fall card. the sentiment is from the For All Things set.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Paper Tea Cup

I found the cutest tutorial on YouTube for this paper tea cup, and of course had to make some! I'm joining another challenge today at Spiltcoast Stampers which is a color challenge. The colors are Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron and Calypso Coral.

I sponged the Irresistibly Yours papers in Wisteria Wonder for the panels around the cup. Added some punched flowers and the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment is punched out with part of the Bow Builder punch. It looks like a banner, and fits this small sentiment perfectly.

I think these little cups are the cutest to fill with candies for a sweet gift. I'm sure I'll be making more. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cute Critter Challenge

I'm joining a challenge today over at Spiltcoaststampers, and the CAS challenge is to use 'cute critters'. So I decided to use the cute penguin from the upcoming Holiday Catalog Snow Place stamp set.

After stamping the penguin, I die cut him out using the matching framelits set. I wanted him to have a little house, so I made him an igloo :) I used the circle framelits, and only partially cut a circle(4th die from outside of set). I punched an opening using the extra large oval. Then I embossed it with the brick wall folder, it made perfect snow blocks ;)

I sponged the igloo and card front with Soft Sky, and stamped the snow flakes in the same color. They also come in this stamp set as well as the sentiment. Since they are photopolymer, it was super simple to stamp the sentiment straight.

That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by!