Monday, August 3, 2015

Christmas In July Continues!

 

This is a different shaped card made by an 8x8 piece of card stock folded in half.  It does fit into a business sized envelope.

The ingredients to make this Swag card:

Tip Top Taupe Card Stock (#138336) cut into an 8 x 8" square
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (# 119685)
Whisper White Card Stock (# 100730) Cut into a 7 x 3 1/2" strip
Green Card Stock (I used Wild Wasabi: #108641) - you will need 1/2 of a 8 x11" sheet cut length wise for the three wreaths.
Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Thinlits:  #137624
 Mossy Meadow Stamp Pad (#133645)
Versa Mark Stamp Pad (#102283
Hole Punch (#134364)
Crystal Effects (#101055)

I created a video showing you how to make it here!

 
 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Make your own "Berries" or Candy Dots

I discovered this on Pinterest of course and tried it.  My club loved this trick and so do I. This is something you will want to complete before your project.  I would suggest at least a day before.

To create these Candy dots:

Wax Paper
Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Card Stock in Color of your choice
Hole Punch
Crystal Effects: this is used to create a glossy, lacquered look to items and can also be used to attach heavy embellisments.

To start place dots of glue on your wax paper using the Multi-purpose glue.



I prefer to let this dry a bit however you can proceed to the next step, just be aware you will get glue on your fingers!  Have a wipe handy.

The next step is to take your hole punch and start punching out circles out of your chosen card stock.  You will then start placing the dots of card stock onto your glue dots on your wax paper.

Now you can understand why you want to do this ahead of time.  So turn on your TV or listen to your audiobook and sit down!

After all the dots are down you will need your Crystal Effects.

In a circular motion apply the crystal effects to the surface of your dot.

Now you wait!  This takes about an hour to dry and don't panic if it is a bit milky when you first put it on.  It will dry clear and very shiny.

I like using these on the Wondrous Wreath stamped image as berries.  They are a bit larger than the berry stamp that comes with the set.  I am posting a card that I used it on.

Happy Stamping!  Oh and if you have questions or need advice on this process please email me!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christmas In July!
This month my stamp club theme was Christmas in July!
It was so fun to get into the holiday spirit.
We created a holiday treat bag using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set.

A tutorial on how to create the treat bag can be found here 
The quality isn't quite what I want.  I am still trying to find the right way to take videos!
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I have listed the materials to create this bag below.  Please contact me if I can help pulling together the items to create it.  
Whisper White Card Stock (#100730): Split into two sections one 6" wide the remainder will be used for the smaller section of the treat bag.
Soft Sky Ink Pad (#131181)
Stamping Sponge (#101610)
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad (#138325)
Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set (#139971)
Tree Builder Punch (#138295)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685): You will need one strip of paper that is a hair smaller than 1" wide by 4 1/2" long.  This is used for the "Merry Merry" part of the bag.
Alphabet Rotary Stamp (#133769)
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine  (# 123125)
Mini Stapler (#135847)
Rhinestones (#119246)
Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995)
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies  (#137547)
I'll be posting more on my Christmas in July series so check back (and hopefully better video quality).
Happy Stamping!
 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mirror Stamping


I played around with mirror stamping for our June stamping club meeting.  I wasn't totally thrilled with this technique but I believe it needs some fiddling to get it perfected.

For this card I pulled out a retired stamp set that I love and created a happy card using the Cherry on Top Designer Paper.  This is a really fun set of paper and can be found here on the Stampin' Up website.
The ingredients to put this together:
Card Base - White 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of paper cut in half and folded in half
scrap for bow
2" x 2" piece of tip top taupe
1 1/2 " square piece of white cardstock
3/4" x 4 1/4" strip of Cherry on Top Designer paper
3 x4 1/4" piece of Cherry on Top Designer paper
I used the coffee cup from A fitting Occasion stamp set.
Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe stamp pad
Blender Pen
Bow Punch

This is a quick card to put together and can be personalized with your choice of sentiment or can stand alone.  It really highlights the fun papers patterns.
A video tutorial can be found here!



Friday, July 10, 2015

Sprinkles of Life

This is one of three cards that we created in our June stamping club.  It uses the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set. 


This was a fun card that I added Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up to.  It gives the jimmies a little shimmy! Plus our club had so much fun with it.

You will need the following to create this card:
One 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of cardstock (natural) cut in half and folded in half to create your card base.
1 piece of brown card stock (Tip Top Taupe/Baked Brown Sugar) 3 1/2 x 5"
1 piece of pink card stock (watermelon wonder) 3 x 4"
1 piece of natural card stock 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
1 scrap piece of green card stock (pistachio pudding or mint macaron)
1 scrap piece of brown card stock (baked brown sugar or tip top taupe)

Sprinkles of Life stamp set
Tip Top Taupe stamp pad (or other brown stamp pad)
Tag Punch
Tree maker Punch
Crystal Effects

Here is a brief video on putting this card together.  Come on back for more!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bokeh Technique

Bokeh Technique!

This technique has been all over the place, or should I say Pinterest.  I had to try it as I love dabbling in watercolor.  Fair warning it is a bit addictive but is time consuming.  Oh and it is so very enjoyable with a friend or two!  Its amazing the different way it looks each time you do it.

Here is the supply list:
Water Color Paper - 4 3/4 X 3 1/2"
Black card stock  - 5 X 3 3/4"
Card Base (card stock) 8 1/2 X 5 1/2" (half of a 8 1/2 X 11" sheet, in this example I use Delightful Dijon)
Water Color Brush
Three Stamp pads - I used Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon.
Sponge Dauber
White Craft Ink Stamp Pad
Sentiment - I used "amaze me" from the Crazy About You stamp set and "you" from the Hello You Thinlits die cuts for the Big Shot.
Black Memento Ink Pad or Staz On Ink Pad

The tutorial for this can be found here.  This is only my second video. I am so new to this video stuff so this is unedited.  I also noticed I drift down to the bottom viewing area towards the end!  Will work on NOT doing that the next time!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My Very First Tutorial!


Doodled Note Card & My First Video Tutorial!


I have ventured into video tutorials!  This is my very first unedited version.  Please keep this in mind and be gentle with your comments.  Hope this inspires you.  Click here to view it!
It is getting to be the end of the school year here in TN.  So that means teachers gifts.  I am working on note cards for my son's teacher!  I find it easy to create a large quantity and my handmade cards were a hit over the holidays.  The most common comment is that they don't want to send them because each is so special.  A great comment but keeping this in mind I hope the note cards are a hit!

Let me know what you think.  If you would like to purchase the items to create the note cards please contact me and I will put a kit together for you!