Thursday, September 22, 2016

Treat or Trick Halloween Card

Hello stampers! Today's card is featuring the Spooky Fun bundle.  This bundle features the Spooky Fun and Halloween Scares stamp sets and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies. I decided to create a scene card.

I just love the Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies.  I am in love with the fence and spooky tree.  The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper made the perfect moon.  I created an array of bats flying away with the Halloween Scares set.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Gift Packaging using Cookie Cutter Christmas

Happy Monday! Today, I have a gift packaging idea for you.  With Christmas right around the corner, it will be nice to give little gifts in some very cute DIY gift packaging.  I am using some Avon
products which is great for Christmas gifts.

The bags I am using is from my local craft store.  I thought that using the new 6x17 cellophane bags were too big.

Here are the instructions on how I created this gift packaging.

1) Cut a piece of early espresso card stock at 5 x 11 inches.  Score at 2" and 4.5".
2) Cut a piece of the Candy Cane Lane DSP to 1-3/4" x 4-3/4" and adhere to the early espresso card stock.
3) Using the Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon, tie a bow/knot around the front panel. Place into cellophane bag.
4) Place gifts inside.
5) To create the topper - cut a piece of early espresso at 3-1/2" x 5" and score at 1-3/4".  Adhere to bag using stapler. Cut a piece of DSP at 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" and adhere to early espresso topper.  
6) Using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, stamp Santa image and sentiment.  Punch the Sant image using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Using the Layering Oval Framelits, die-cut the sentiment and an early espresso mat.  Adhere to topper.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Sending a Smile

Hello Stampers!  Have you ever seen pattern paper that you were unsure about.  Then you receive a card using the paper and it completely changed your mind.  This is how I felt about the Affectionately Yours DSP.

I received this card from a swap I was in from Jackie Tillman and I just fell in love with the paper.  I love the way there is copper foil embedded into the design.  This paper will definitely be on my list to get.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Sitting Here Swap Card

Hello stampers!  I am late with today's post.  This year I joined a Secret Sister group where we swap cards all year long!  Today's card was one I received from my secret sister.  It features the Sitting Here stamp set that I just love.  I really love how she  made the elements 3D.  I love how realistic it looks.  

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #251

Happy Sunday! I have had one busy weekend so far.  I had to do back to school clothes shopping.  Now that my daughter is getting older, her style of fashion is changing and getting more expensive.

Today, I am playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Here is the sketch this week...

Here is the card I made...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card

Hello stampers!  I am so sad that we are nearing the end of August.  It's not because the summer is coming to an end, but the Thoughtful Branches bundle goes away.  This is a limited time stamp set and maybe Stamping Up will bring it back in the future.

Today, I decided to share a Christmas card.  I was inspired by a card I saw on YouTube.  I did do a couple of things different.

For those of you who know me, then you will know that I represent the crater that has other products.  I mostly use Stampn' Up these days, but there are a couple of companies I like to refer to every once in a while.

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1. To create the background, I used a cloud edgelit (another company) to create a snowy hill mask.  I started with Soft Sky ink to start shading in my sky.  I used the Marina Mist ink to shade in the dark blue portion of the sky.

2. Stamped trees in the background in Marina Mist. Used the generational stamping technique for the trees in the background.

3. Stamp the grass using Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.

4. Using the Beautiful Branches framelits, cut the tree out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Adhere to card.

5. Using the Tin of Tags stamp set, stamp with sentiment with Marina Mist ink.

6. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, place a thin layer of glue to the embossed grass and along the border of the white snow. Add dazzling diamond glitter for some added sparkle.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Best Friend Ever!

Hello stampers! It's been a hot couple of days here in Virginia.  It really has me looking forward to fall.

Today's card is a CAS card from a swap I recently participated in.  Have you ever receive a card that made you have to have a certain stamp set?  That's what happened to me.  When I received my swap, I had to go back and purchase the Badges and Banners bundle.  I can't wait to create more cards using this set.

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