Monday, September 19, 2016

Cookie-Cutter Halloween & TGIF Challenge



Well It's Monday again,

Today I am posting a card I made for the TGIF Theme Challenge #73. The "negative space" reminded me of the cute Peek-A Boo card Bibi Cameron made.  So I Cased that card with just a few changes. 

The Card Base and the little black rings around the "Negative Spaces" are Basic Black Cardstock.
The Card Front, Tag Front, Cookie-Cutter Halloween Cut-Outs, and the Inside piece are Whisper White Cardstock, 100730.
The Tag is cut from the Playful Palette DSP Stack, 141657.
The cardstock behind the circle out-outs and the Vampire's Bow Tie, are cut from a scrap piece of Peek-A-Boo Peach Cardstock, 141417.
I cut the Tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 133324, on a 2 in piece of Playful Palette DSP. The bottom of the tag was cut with the Banner Triple Punch, 138292.
The Tag Front is a 1 3/4 in strip, rounded at the top with the Project Life Corner Punch, 135346.
The Sentiment on the tag is from the Suite Seasons stamp set, 142209. I colored the stamp with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin'Write Marker, 142032. Then stamped the Bats, from the Cookie-Cutter Halloween stamp set, 142255,  in Basic Black Ink, 140931.
The cute little Vampire, Skeleton, and Mummy from the Cookie-Cutter Halloween set are stamped in Basic Black Ink. 
I also stamped the Skeleton and the BOO in Basic Black Ink on the Inside Card Piece.
The circles on the Card Front were cut with a 1 3/8 in Punch, 119860. The Black Rings were first cut with a 1 1/2 in Punch, 138299 and then cut with the 1 3/8 in Punch. I glued the Black Rings on with the Fine Tin Glue Pen,138309.
I glued the Tag Front onto the Tag, added some Dimensional's, 104430, to the back of the Tag and popped it up onto the Card Front. 
The Card Front is raised using the Foam Adhesive Strips. If you have not used these before, Bibi has a video on how she did her card using the Foam Adhesive Strips on her blog.

I have tried to include all the catalog numbers for items used to crate this card. Just to make it easier for you to find them.
As always,

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #254 & Cookie-Cutter Christmas



Happy Saturday,

Today I have a card to post based on the Sketch created by Narelle on the Freshly Made Sketches Blog - #254.
My Card Base is Real Red Cardstock. The Card Front is Whisper White Cardstock. The 2 strips behind the Gold Foil Doily are from the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack. The DSP Circle is from the Candy Cane Lane DSP. The darling Gingerbread Man and the sentiment are stamped on Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red Ink and the Gingerbread Man is stamped in Crumb Cake. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on his hands, feet, buttons and bangs, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on it for little extra Sparkle. His bow tie is Red Glimmer Paper. The final touch on the Card Front are Gold Sequins. The sentiment inside, again, is on Whisper White Cardstock. The sentiment is from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set and is stamped in Real Red Ink.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

SIP Challenge #65 – Monochromatic & Flurry of Wishes



Happy Thursday,

I was a day late on a sketch challenge, but still loved the sketch, so I used it for SIP Challenge #65. The Monochromatic theme challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Blog. Whenever I think ONE color I almost alway gravitate towards Night of Navy Ink and the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. You can't do that without including the Softly Falling Snow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It just works. I cut the Snowflakes with the Snow Flurry Punch. The circles are Punches too, the 1 1/4 in & the 1 3/8 in Punches. The Card Base is Night of Navy Cardstock and the Card Front is Whisper White Cardstock. I just had to add a little sparkle.

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Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Gift Tags



Good Morning,

I'm just popping in to post the cute little Christmas Gift Tags I made using the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set.

Tag - 2 in strip of Warmth & Cheer DSP. Cut the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then cut the tag length to 4 in. Round the bottom corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Tag Front - 1 3/4 in strip of Whisper White Cardstock. Cut the length to 3 1/8 in. Round all corners with Project Life Corner Punch.

Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Basic Black.

Finish - Glue the Tag Front to the Tag. Cut a 3 1/12 in piece of 5/8 in Burlap ribbon, trim the width to 1/2 in. Cut a 12 in length of Garden Green Bakers Twine and tie onto tag top. Add the Burlap Ribbon and tie a bow with a little more of the Garden Green Bakers Twine.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wrapped in Warmth & SUO Challenge #157



Hello again,

Today the theme over at the Stampin Up' - Only Challenge Blog is All Kinds of Weather - #157! Time to break out the Cable Knit Sweaters. I'm serious. Because I did. I live in Evergreen, Colorado and I believe fall has arrived. The Aspens are turning yellow and the daytime temperature was below 60, actually I think it tried hard to get to 55. You can hear the male Elk bugling daily, rutting season is in the fall. So I'm thinkin' it's time to think warm.

My card  today features the Wrapped in Warmth Stamp set, as well as the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. I started by using my Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape on the Card Front in a diagonal design. There are actually 5 different designs but I used only 4. The Card Front is Whisper White Cardstock. I wound up cutting the diagonal portion apart before running the remaining 2 white pieces through the Big Shot with the Cable Knit Embossing folder. I then glued all 3 pieces back together on the Card Base which is Crumb Cake Cardstock. The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White Cadstock in Cherry Cobbler Ink and then matted onto a piece of the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. The little tree is again stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock in Garden Green Ink. I Fussy Cut the tree and popped it up on a 1 1/4" circle with Dimensionals. I cut the circle with a 1 1/4" punch on the same Warmth & Cheer paper. The last thing I did was to add some Green Metallic Thread under the sentiment mat and again used Dimensionals to pop it up on the card too. Wait until you see the tags I made with the same suite.

If you live in the Evergreen, Co area my next Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack is Saturday, October 10th, from 10 am - 2 pm. You can check my Facebook page for details.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Cookie-Cutter Christmas Gift Card Holder



Hello Everyone,

Last night I created a new Gift Card Holder for this Christmas. It's actually an update to Dawn Griffith's Gift Card Holder that she made last year. If you click on the link it will take you to her wonderful video. I thought the little Gingerbread man would make a nice alternative. I used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper as well as the Real Red Cardstock. I stamped the Gingerbread man in Crumb Cake. The Gingerbread man has a Red Glimmer Paper Bow at his neck. You can't see it, but I used the fine tip glue pen on the hands, feet, buttons and hair to add some Dazzling Diamonds for a little  more sparkle. He is glued to a Gold Metallic Foil Doily, then I popped it up with some Dimensionals onto a Layering Circles Framelit. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and is stamped in Real Red Ink. The outline that is stamped in Crumb Cake Ink is from the Thoughtful Banners set and was cut out using the new Classic Label Punch. I also used the punch to cut the hole for the gift card too. That made it very easy.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Merriest Wishes & The Paper Players #PP311



Good Morning,

The Paper Players Blog has a fun challenge this week. #PP311 - A Circles Theme, sounds like ornaments to me. Just an excuse to create another Ornament card with the Merriest Wishes stamp set and dies. This time I went with more traditional colors.

The card base is Real Red Cardstock.
Card Front is Whisper White Cardstock that has been embossed with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used a sponge dauber to lightly color the raised areas in Garden Green Ink. The background has been stamped with a snow stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings set in Soft Sky.
The Reindeer Ornament is a combination of 2 dies from the Merry Tags Framelits Dies. It is the cutest tag. I cut the front piece in Whisper White. Stamped the sentiment in Real Red Ink. Used a dauber to color the reindeer in Crumb Cake. I added a nose and eye with a Crumb Cake Marker too. I also cut another front piece in Garden Green Cardstock and hand cut the trees to layer on top of the white trees on the tag. The tiny gold star is a by product of another die in the Merry Tags set. The back piece was cut from Whisper White and stamped with the snow stamp in the Merriest Wishes stamp set in Soft Sky Ink. I glued the 2 pieces together and added a bow made with Gold Metallic Thread. I added some Dimensionals to the back to pop it up on the card.
The other 2 ornaments are stamped first in Real Red Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and then cut with the Dies in the Merry Tags Framelits set. They also have Gold Metallic Thread bows and are popped up on the card with Dimensionals.
The Merry Christmas is stamped in Real Red Ink and cut out with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. This one die will cut the banner and the frame at the same time. So I cut another one in Real Red Cardstock and put the 2 together. So Cool. The sentiment comes from the Flurry Of Wishes set. I also used another sentiment from that set for the inside of the card.
The final touch was a little bling in the form of some Gold Sequins.

The very first card I made (small picture here) with this set has been saved more than 1,000 times on Pinterest. Pretty amazing. You can purchase everything you need for these cards from me by clicking on the Holiday Catalog link at the right. I will be including these cards in my up coming Christmas Card Workshops for sure.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Flurry Of Wishes & Freshly Made Sketches #252



Hello Again,

The Freshly Made Sketches team is hosting a fun challenge this week. Karren Johnson created Sketch #252 and the designers did an outstanding job creating cards for the sketch. I know it inspired me.

I am still in a Holiday mood, thanks to our new products in the 2016 Holiday Catalog. But this time I have used a set that is in the Annual Catalog. It was carried over from last years holiday catalog. I cased this card from one of the examples in the catalog.

Flurry Of Wishes is the stamp set I used for the card.
Card Base & Card Front are Whisper White cardstock.
The 1 inch strip at the bottom is Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock and I added some Washi Tape from the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape set. I stamped the background with a stars & snow stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings set in Sweet Sugarplum Ink. I stamped off twice to lighten the effect. Then I stamped 3 of the 4 Snowflakes available in the Flurry Of Wishes stamp set in Sweet Sugarplum Ink, stamping off to create different intensities of color. One of the small Snowflakes is stamped on Vellum. I used my Flower Medallion Punch to cut the large one and the other ones were cut with the co-ordinating Snow Flurry Punch. I love my punches. I taped off the sentiment stamp to use just the bottom 2 lines and stamped Believe In The Miracle in Sweet Sugarplum. I used one of the dies from the new Bunch Of Banners Framelits. I popped up the large Snowflake with some Dimensionals and added some Silver Metallic Thread behind it. The final touch was adding some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the Snowflakes.

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