Nov 20 2014

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Nov 20 2014

CCMC330 Santa Stache

We have a wonderful color combination challenge this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Although the colors are very “fall” looking, I wanted to use a Christmas image.  I decided they would be great with the nutcracker image in Santa Stache!

 

CCMC330

And…here’s my card!

CCMC330 Santa Stache

Here’s how to make it.

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Blackberry Bliss folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I added 3/4″ strips of the In Color Pattern Designer Papers in Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist.
  • The nutcracker image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Blendabilities…although they technically aren’t the colors, they are SO close I thought they passed!  I just like coloring with them more than I do the regular markers!  I added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I cut the mustache from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper with the framelit and added it to the nutcracker.
  • The greeting was stamped on the right side with Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • For a little more bling, I punched 3 stars from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added them on top of the DSP strips.

Lots of fun, huh?  OK…now make sure to go check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Nov 19 2014

Wondrous Wreath is Tickled Pink

How do you like that title?  What are you thinking right now?  I made this Wondrous Wreath card last month for a friend going thru chemo again for breast cancer.  But, I didn’t want to make a serious card.  I knew she’d love the bling of the Silver Glimmer Paper and shiny Silver Vellum and the bright pink colors on the wreath.  Plus I added the fun greeting from the stamp set, Flamingo Tango.  I must admit, one of the BIG reasons in getting that set (other than the donation Stampin’ Up! makes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities), was this greeting.

 

Wondrous Wreath

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate.
  • I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White and one from Silver Vellum Paper.  I adhered the Silver Vellum Paper to the Whisper White by placing Mini Glue dots behind a few of the silver dots in the corners.  They are hidden that way!
  • I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Silver Glimmer and cut a flag end, then added it to the front of the base card.
  • The wreath from Stampin’ Up!’s Wondrous Wreath was stamped with Pink Pirouette, then the Strawberry Slush and finally with Silver Ink Berries, then cut out with the matching Wreath framelits.
  • I popped it up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Flamingo Lingo was stamped with Strawberry Slush, then cut out with the Bitty Banner frametlits and added to the front with a dimensional.
  • I tied a bow in the Strawberry Slush Thick Twine and added it with a Mini Glue Dot!

Do you love it?  I do!  I think this would be so fun to receive in the mail!  I think it would make a great non-traditional Christmas Card with a different greeting, too!

 

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Nov 18 2014

SUO110 Endless Wishes

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…this time our theme is Marker Fun!  The Design Team came up with lots of different ideas for using markers.  We could use Stampin’ Up! regular markers, Blendabilities, make backgrounds or whatever!  I chose to use my regular Stampin’ Write Markers and make up a fun background using Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette and my acrylic blocks!

 

SUOC110 Endless Wishes

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White, I used Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette Markers and my Acrylic Blocks misted with water to create the background (sorry, the pink is hard to see online.)
  • On top I used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Silver Ink pads to stamp the Endless Wishes snowflakes randomly on the background.
  • I layered this Whisper White on a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
  • The Silver Satin Ribbon is wrapped to the back and adhered, then adhered to the front of the Pink Pirouette base.
  • I cut the Snowflake from the Snowflake Card Thinlet from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper.  In the center is a Wisteria Wonder Candy Dot.  I adhere it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Finally, I stamped the Christmas greeting from Endless Wishes with Tuxedo Black ink in the lower right corner.

This card is so shimmery in real life!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges, then grab your markers and play along!

 

 


Nov 15 2014

Holiday Home

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Home is just one of those stamp sets that I had to have the minute I saw it.  I loved how it had different elements for decorating them…kind of like the Cat’s Meow buildings I used to collect (and still have in my basement somewhere!)  I also loved the little Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer and thought it could be used in so many different ways!  When I was working on my Flat, Fast and Fabulous Class last week, this idea came to me.  I discarded it for the class because it took longer than the requirement for mass producing, but it still was pretty quick to come together!

 

Holiday Home

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Bermuda Bay was added on top.
  • Another 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White was added.
  • I cut a 2 x 3 1/2 piece of All Is Calm Designer Paper in the snowflake print, and stamped Santa’s sleigh and reindeer with Tuxedo Black Ink on it in the upper left corner.  (It does lighten quite a bit stamping it on the DSP.)
  • I added it to a 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and placed it on the Whisper White layer.
  • I stamped the Holiday Home house with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and colored it with Crumb Cake, So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers.  The wreath was stamped with Garden Green above the door.
  • I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black towards the bottom of the Whisper White, then added the House above it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t that a fun way to use that set?  I really liked how it turned out.

 

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Nov 13 2014

CCMC329 Ornamental Pine

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and it is a really fun sketch this time!  I admit, I took a little creative license with mine…mainly because I had these pieces sitting on my desk and wanted to use them!  But…it is close!

 

CCMC329

And here’s my card:

CCMC329 Ornamental Pine

You can see that I added another panel in the background with the pine branch stamped on it and narrowed my strips of Champagne Glimmer Paper along the side so that it fit my image a little bit better.   Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Mossy Meadow, folded in half.
  • I added the Under The Tree Specialty Designer Paper cut at a diagonal across the bottom.
  • The pine branch was inked with Mossy Meadow and a Chocolate Chip marker used on the stem and stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped the pine cone with Chocolate Chip ink on Soft Suede and cut it out, then used the White Gel Pen to highlight the snow.
  • I used Gorgeous Grunge and White Craft Ink for the falling snow flurries over the pine branch, then added the panel to the front of the card.
  • I cut two small strips of Champagne Glimmer Paper and placed along the left side as per the sketch.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  I sponged around the edges with White Craft Ink and then popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I cut a small piece of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon and tied it with Linen Thread in a bow, then placed it on the front with Mini Glue Dots.

OK…that’s it for me…check out what the rest of the team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Nov 12 2014

Making Spirits Bright

Does this card look familiar?  Remember this card HERE?  I told you at that time that I had a second version to share and I’m just getting around to it now!  lol!  Both have similar layouts, but the Gold Glimmer Paper is placed in different spots.  Which do you like better?  I do like the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on this one!

 

Making Spirits Bright 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half
  • The Garden Green layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The Real Red layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and embossed with the Lucky Stars Folder and the two left corners are rounded with the Corner Rounder Punch.
  • Nordic Noel Designer Paper is 1 x 4 and placed across the front.
  • The Making Spirits Bright cocktail is stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored with So Saffron, Real Red, Soft Sky and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers.  It is cut with the Window Frame Framelit.
  • The Gold Glimmer Paper square is cut 1/4″ larger than the Framelit and layered behind, then popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So two versions of this card…similar with colors and details, but different with the embossed stars versus the Confetti Star punch!  I like them both!

 

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Nov 11 2014

Beauty of the Season

In my October Blendabilities Class, I showed some tips on how to color on Vellum!  Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of the Season stamp set was a perfect one to use!  I love this cardinal!  I backed the vellum with Whisper White so it shows off thru the cut out front.

 

Beauty of the Season 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  • Cut out the front with the Label Framelit.
  • On a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Cardstock Vellum, stamp the cardinal in the center with Memento Black Ink.  Flip over and color with the Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers.  Add it to the inside cutout side with Mini Glue Dots in the corners.
  • Adhere a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White over the back of the vellum on the inside, too.
  • Stamp the greeting on a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock with Tuxedo Black Ink.  Cut with the Project Life Framelit.
  • Tie Linen Thread thru the Gold Button and add to front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Use a White Gel Pen and add a white dot for the eye.

I love how soft this looks in real like!  My class participants loved this card!

 

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Nov 08 2014

Week 4: Many Merry Stars

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OH NO!  Today is the last day over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with our last BLOG HOP for this session!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D projects if you are a subscriber!)  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Collection 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014!  We have done four weeks of holiday and winter projects for home decor and gift giving! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

For this week’s stamp set, I used Many Merry Stars.  It’s from the Holiday Supplement catalog.  My project could be interchangeable with the Bright & Beautiful star set, too!  However, I wanted to do a card with one of my favorite snowflake images in the set.  I LOVE that it fits inside the Tree Punch!

 

Many Merry Stars

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Soft Sky, I added three patterns of All is Calm Washi Tape towards the bottom third of the front.
  • I embossed the Fun Frame on Lost Lagoon cardstock and cut it out.  Then added it on top of the Washi Tape.
  • In the center, I cut out a 1 1/4 x 1 7/8″ piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to put inside the Fun Frame.
  • I stamped the tree from Many Merry Stars in Lost Lagoon on Whisper White and punched with the Tree Punch, then added the element to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I colored a Rhinestone with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and added it to the center of the tree snowflake.
  • Finally, I stamped Tis the Season from the same Many Merry Stars set with Lost Lagoon ink above the top of the frame.

I love how it turned out and I love this stamp set!  You’ll be seeing more of it from me, I’m sure!

 

OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection 2014 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen.

 

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Nov 06 2014

CCMC328 Letterpress Winter

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  This time it’s a fun Color Challenge, so grab your inks and play along!

CCMC328

And here’s the card I made.  I love the unusual cut along the right edge of the card…makes it “fancy smancy”!  l also love the plaid of Trim the Tree Designer Paper against the lacy snowflake in Letterpress Winter!

 

CCMC328 Letterpress Winter

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded in half.  Along the right front edge, I used the Apothecary Accent Framelit (only run it partially thru to cut the edge).
  • Add a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Trim the Tree Designer Paper to the left side.
  • Wrap the Lost Lagoon Ribbon around the DSP and secure on the back.
  • Stamp the large snowflake from Letterpress Winter with Lost Lagoon Ink and cut with the Snowflake Card Thinlet Die, turn 90 degrees and cut it again so the entire snowflake is cut out.
  • Cut the medium snowflake from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhere to large snowflake.
  • Stamp For You with Cherry Cobbler and punch with the 1″ Circle Punch and add to the center of the snowflake with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Add two Rhinestone Jewels to the sides.
  • Add the snowflake to the front of the card.
  • Tie a bow with more Lost Lagoon Ribbon and add to the front with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

CCMC328 Letterpress Winter inside

  • Inside, cut Whisper White to 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the rectangle with Lost Lagoon Ink.  Then stamp Season’s Greetings with Cherry Cobbler ink.

 

OK…go check out the rest of the challenge team over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they did with the challenge this week!