Thursday, August 28, 2014

For All Things Stamp Set-Holiday Catalog

Today the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is now available to view and purchase!! My card for today is a bit off beat than what I normally make. For one, it's a 5x7 size. I do like a larger card, but I rarely do it. I suppose because it takes a whole sheet of cardstock. But that shouldn't stop me, like I said, I do like a larger one!! :)

This card is also a bit more fussy than usual. I've used some new Designer Series Paper called Color Me Autumn, and I also stamped the large panel with stamps from the For All Things set. But, I tried to add some solid colors in to break it up a bit. A die cut leaf, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, and the fun new wooden elements in leaves and acorn shapes. The gold buttons are also an addition to the new catalog.

I had to add in some twine, it's my favorite embellishment! I also glued on some gold sequins from the sequin trim that my generous upline Holly sent me!!

So that's my first project share from our new catalog! To see the rest of the catalog, click on the link at my sidebar. Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stampin' Up!'s Four Feathers Stamp Set and Dies

Hi there! The card I'm sharing today uses items out of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, that goes live tomorrow!! The new stamp set called Four Feathers, and it matching Sizzix Framelit dies, Feathers.

I'm not quite ready to let Summer go, so I stamped these in bright summery colors of Coastal Cabana, Rose Red, and Crushed Curry, which I die cut one of the small feathers. The card base is Smokey Slate, and stamped it in the same color. I added a little girliness with half of a Tea Lace Paper Doily. The sentiment is from another new stamp set called For All Things, and actually says 'hello fall', but I only wanted the hello part, so I masked it off.

The new Holiday Catalog is full of wonderful new fall/winter and Christmas items!! Just wait until you see it!! :) Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll have another share tomorrow!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Working With Vellum

The card I'm sharing today shows how I embossed, with clear powder, a piece of vellum. Vellum has been around the paper crafting world for quite awhile, and I haven't really used it very much. Stampin' Up! has sold it for just about as long, so I decided to try it out again.

After I embossed it, I added some soft coloring to the back with the Stampin' Write markers. The card base was stamped with the retired hostess set, Simply Sketched in Blackberry Bliss, as well as the sentiment from the current Four You stamp set. A small bit of designer paper behind the vellum from the Moonlight stack to make the embossing show up a bit more. And I did sew on my machine the two pieces together, haven't done that in ages!!!

A few punched flowers, and done. I do want to play with the vellum again soon, maybe dry embossing it. Love that look too!! Thanks so much for having a look today!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Day 5 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Hello and welcome to the last day of my punch art week! Today's punch art is this adorable lion that I've put on a tag for a baby gift! I want to thank everyone for joining me all this week, and I hope you've been inspired to see your punches in a whole new way! The video is below!

Supplies Used:
Pansy Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1/4" Circle Punch
Owl Builder Punch
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Hello Honey, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party, Very Vanilla cardstock
Hello Honey, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar ink
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
Black Marker

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Day 4 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Hi, and welcome to day 4 of my punch art week! I have a cute bunch of banana's to share with you today! This one is super simple, but so cute! The video is below!

Supplies Used:
Large Oval Punch
So Saffron cardstock
Crumb Cake or Sahara Sand ink
Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla cardstock
Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine
Simply Sketched, Designer Typeset stamp sets
Chocolate Chip ink for sentiment

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 3 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Hello, and welcome to day 3 of my punch art week! Today's punch art is this cute fishy!! This one is very quick to put together! The video is below!

Supplies Used:
Mitten Builder Punch
Scalloped Oval Punch
1" Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Scallop Border Punch
Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory cardstock
Black Memento ink
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
1/4" Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon
White Bakers Twine
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day 2 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!!

Welcome to Day 2 of my Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Today's punch art project is this cute chickie!! The video is below!! Be prepared to hear our dogs barking in the background! LOL Our beagle was lying right behind me, and boy is he loud! Sometimes he makes me jump when he barks!

Supplies Used:
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Bird Builder Punch
7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
Triangle Punch
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar cardstock
Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron Ink and sponge
Silver Mini Brads
Pearls and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities Markers
Gorgeous Grunge, For The Birds stamp sets
Fringe Scissors

Monday, August 18, 2014

Day 1 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!!

Hello, and welcome to the first day of my special Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!! I am so glad to have you joining me! :)

Today's punch art is to take the Word Window punch, and make these super easy and sweet flowers!! The video is below!

  Supplies Used:
Word Window Punch
Petite Petal Punch
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist Crumb Cake cardstock
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon
Paper Piercing Tool
Bone Folder
Silver Mini Brads
Gift Box Punch Board(sneak peek from the upcoming holiday catalog!)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flower Shop by Stampin' Up!

Today's card features the Flower Shop stamp set and it's coordinating punch called Pansy punch. I stayed with the Bright's collection of colors on this using Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay that I stamped the background with the Gorgeous Grunge set.

I wanted to dress up the center's of each flower, so I've used the 1/2" circle and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. I also added pearls to the centers of those.

The sentiment is from the Four You stamp set, and is punched with the Extra Large Oval, and accented with some candy dots in matching colors. A little bit of looped twine and some punched leaves were the final embellishments. A rather bright and cheerful card don't you think?!

Just a reminder, on Monday I am starting my Punch Art Week!! I have 5 punch art projects to share, and will also have videos as well!!! I am excited to kick this off! Thanks again for stopping by today, and have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gift Box

Hi there! I have a sweet gift box to share today! I love to make 3D items, and this one is just perfect! I've decorated it with the Flowering Flourishes stamp set for the backgrounds, 3 punched shapes, and the sentiment from the retired Simply Sketched hostess set. Here is a side view:

I like the punched shapes on the sides, so cute! Thanks so much for having a look!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Stampin' Up! Little Letters Dies

Hello there! Today I have a card that I used the partial die cutting on with the Little Letters Thinlit dies. I shared a picture tutorial on this awhile back here on my blog. It's the same method used here. I've used Strawberry Slush cardstock to die cut the word 'HI', and did some subtle stamping below it with Versamark ink. The designer paper is from the All Abloom stack.

Here is a side view of the partial die cut. I also added a few sequins around, and the Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine.

Starting next Monday, I am doing a Punch Art Week!! I will have a full week of Punch Art projects with videos as well! I hope you can join me!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Triple Layer Stamping

I have seen this technique a long time ago, but never tried it until now. You layer three different pieces of cardstock temporaily together, then stamp all of them. Take them apart, then layer them each with another color of cardstock. For mine, I used the Dictionary background stamp first in Crumb Cake, then one of the flowers from the Petite Petals set in Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is from the retired hostess set, Simply Sketched. 

This technique could have numerous results with different stamps. I think I'll try a different one soon! Thanks for stopping by for a look!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Treat Holder

Hello, and happy Monday! Today's project is treat holder that uses the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I've shared one of these before, this one is a bit larger. Very simple to make, cut any length of cardstock, score twice for the base, and use the punch on each end.

I've used two different stamp sets for the sentiment, Four You, and Teeny Tiny Wishes. All this holder needs now is a treat!! :)

Thanks, as always, for stopping by today! Have a great day! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Stampin' Up! Twine and Pearl/Rhinestone Holder

Hello there! Today I have a video tutorial for you, showing how I made this holder. I was inspired by Sam Donald's Framelit holder that I shared a while back. So I took her design and made a smaller version to hold my twine, pearls and rhinestones. It's a quick and easy build, and I love having them on my desk to see!

8 1/2" x 9 1/2" cardstock
Score shortest side at 2 1/8", and 6 3/8"
Score longest side at 4 1/4" and 6 1/2"
Designer Series Paper: 4" x 2 3/4"

Thanks so much for watching!! To order any Stampin' Up! products, click on the link at my sidebar. There is a new Big Shot special going on right now!! Purchase the Big Shot and receive a stamp set and framelit bundle for FREE!! If you already own the Big Shot, you can still order the bundles at a discount!!