Monday, September 27, 2010
When I opened my first pack of Deck the Halls, I knew it was time to scrapbook. These pages are just so beautiful! I cut out part of this sheet to use on the 2 cards below, then used the rest of the sheet for this page. But it needed some embellishing so I added the crochet ribbon, then a strip of Vanilla run through the Scallop Trim Border punch. Then I added some of our new pearls in the white poinsettias—here’s a close up:
But it still needed something so I took a piece of Crumb Cake, ran it through the Big Shot with the Scallop trim border punch, then sponged it with Early Espresso Ink, but that still needed something so I got out my Shimmer Paint—champagne—and sponged it over the espresso ink and got this amazing copper look! It was like magic.
Here’s that look up close:
And here are the 2 cards that I made with the cut out piece—I think I already posted them but I want you to see where they came from:
Friday, September 24, 2010
I spent the evening (while Joel was away at band practice—yes he plays base in a little local Bluegrass Band) stamping and getting ready for Stamp Fest tomorrow.
I have to share some of the creations. Please note that I’ve cased many from other stampers and while I do not have their names cause I saved these ideas in my computer, I want to say that I’m not this creative but I feel creative even if I stamp it myself!
Christmas Collage $17.95 121279 and I clear mounted mine.
Oh, and I forgot the Glass Glitter—champagne from the mini applied with Tombow multipurpose glue to get more glitter on.
You’ll see one of these at next month’s card class- Click here to find an October one near you.
The bottom one has Crystal Effects on the berries.
This one done with Candy Cane Christmas Designer Paper,
Welcome Christmas stamps,
Flurry embossing folder.
Oh, and I sponged the ribbon with River Rock to match.
Peace on Earth is from
Four the Holidays #116921
$13.95 and I embossed that with versamark-cherry cobbler ink-clear embossing powder
Colors are Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler with the new Cobbler Seam Binding!
Very simple--quick and easy!
Thought I’d pull out my ornament punch for this one. I think this stamp set is so romantic.
Another Welcome Christmas Design
I cut the background ornament pieces in half so that they would extend beyond the design pieces.
I’m hooked on this crocheted ribbon, I can tell you that. And to sponge it to match your color theme makes it even more exciting.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Have you noticed the fabric in the Mini catalog? Extra fat, fat quarters! And here are a few things that I’ve made with the candy cane fabric.
Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric
Candy Cane Christmas Décor Elements
Flurry Décor Elements
Snowflakes #2 Originals Die
Scallop Square Stampin' Up! Clear Bigz Die
Circles #2 Originals Die
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Angelic Joy #121172 $12.95
Embossed with gold powder, watercolored with Concord Crush. I used a versamarker and iridescent ice embossing powder on wings.
Dove from holiday mini hostess set, level 2: Peaceful Season
Friday, September 10, 2010
#120984 Waffle Paper (Assortment 1) $9.95
Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold
This card is made with waffle paper and the new Glimmer Brads:
121003 Glimmer Basics (40) $4.95
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Champagne,
121006 Glimmer Brights (40) $4.95
Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin
Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
121004 Glimmer Subtles (40) $4.95
So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi,
Rose Red, Marina Mist
121005 Glimmer In Color (40) $4.95
Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach
Parfait, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Bells and Boughs #121142 $14.95
Four the Holidays #116921 #13.95
Petals a Plenty Emboss Folder, Champagne shimmer paint, applied with a q-tip to the center of the embossed flowers.
I stamped the flowers in Soft Suede ink. Then stamped the Peace on Earth (inked with versamark, then cherry cobbler, then stamped), then applied clear embossing powder before heating.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Of all the cards I’ve played with, I think this is my favorite. I love these little guys. Stamps are from the Bingo Bits stamp set #121187 $26.95. I added crystal effects to the peppermint at the bottom. The ribbon treatment at the bottom is: a strip of Cherry Cobbler CS, a strip of Victoria Lace, then a strip of Chocolate Chip CS run through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty Die.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tiny Tags Set
Card Stock and Paper
Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock: 3/4" x 5-3/8"
Very Vanilla Textured Card Stock: 8-1/2" x 5-3/8"; 3/4" x 5-3/8"; 2" x 2"
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories and Supplies
Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric: 3 at 2" x 5-3/8"
Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll
Jewelry Tag Punch
Scallop Trim Punch
1/16" Circle Punch
Perfect Settings Bigz XL Die
- Stamp Mr. & Mrs. Tag in Always Artichoke ink on 2" x 2" Very Vanilla Card Stock.
Monday, September 6, 2010
This is the card that I designed for the Christmas Card at our September Stamp Fest in Chambersburg.
If you’re interested, you need to get registered as soon as possible.
We are planning great make and takes AND some fabulous demonstrations! You will learn great tips and techniques.
Date: September 25th
9AM to 12 N or 1 PM to 3 PM
If you’d like to copy this card, here is how I did it….
Supplies you’ll need:
Christmas Collage Stamp #121279 $17.95
Tags Til Christmas #121169 $22.95
Welcome Christmas #120597 $19.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 $36.95
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Rose Red
Versamark Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, embossing buddy,
Decorative Label Punch #120907 $16.95, Large Oval punch, heat tool, sponge, 1/8” taffeta ribbon—real red, petals a plenty embossing folder, big shot
1. Ink Collage stamp with Rose Red Ink, apply piece of white cardstock to stamp surface, and rub to transfer ink.
2. Emboss front edge of Cherry Cobbler card with embossing folder—only in about 2 inches but open the card up full length when you run through the big shot.
3. Work on tag next. Stamp the dec. 25 image in Old Olive, punch with Decorative Label Punch. Stamp ‘merry christmas’ with Cherry Cobbler and punch out with Wide Oval punch.
4. Go back to image done with the collage stamp. Run the embossing buddy over the design. Ink stamp in versamark pad, then cherry cobbler ink pad, then (with both inks on your stamp) stamp the image on your collage. Sprinkle with white powder, tap off and emboss.
5. Layer as shown.
Design-a-House Décor Accents
Our brand-new Design-a-House chipboard house is so versatile! From Christmas village, to gingerbread house, haunted mansion, or Build-A-Bear Workshop playhouse, these cute houses will delight you and your customers all year round!
These chipboard houses can be decorated to suit any season or style. The included template will help you and your customers embellish as much or as little as you like with Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more! The size of a finished house is approximately 6-1/4" x 6" x 5".
- Bells & Boughs Stamp Set
- Welcome Christmas Stamp Set
- Confetti White Card Stock
- Always Artichoke Textured CS
- Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock
- Early Espresso Textured Card Stock
- Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
- Newsprint Designer Series Paper
- Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
- Distressing Essentials
- Frost White Shimmer Paint
- Champagne Glass Glitter
- Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
- Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding
- Antique Brads
- Neutrals Designer Buttons
- Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
- Décor Accents Design-a-House
- Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
- Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
- Pearls Basic Jewels
- Mini Vintage Tags
- Vintage Trinkets
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Curly Label Punch
- Decorative Label Punch
- Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
- Big Shot
- Merry Details Sizzlits Die
- Cream crochet thread
Friday, September 3, 2010
Get a jump on your Christmas cards this year!
This is the first card stack, there will be a second one--different cards--offered in November.
This event will be offered on 2 dates and locations.
You will make 20 simple elegant cards/envelopes, 4 each of 5 designs for $30.
- Registration will also include a pack of rhinestones.
- And, you will receive a $5 discount on a minimum $40 order that day.
Registration Due by October 2nd for both events.
- Thursday October 7th 6-10 Pm Christ Care Church, Taylorsville, snacks provided. Limit of 20 stampers
- Saturday October 16th 10 Am-2 PM Cindy’s Stamp Room-limit of 10 stampers (if great response, I’ll move it to the church)--light lunch provided
When you sign up to become a demonstrator this month, you will get this wonderful tote for free! It runs until October 18, or while supplies last...whichever comes first!
I got to purchase mine at convention for $39.95! but you can earn it FREE.
It's wider than most totes. It's wide enough to hold my 12” personal cutter. Of course, there's a lot of room for other things. I use mine to carry all of the supplies for the projects I make at my workshops. It has made my packing up so much easier. It keeps me so organized!
There are 2 great starter kits to choose from when you sign-up...Standard Starter Kit and the Digital + Starter Kit. What's even better, the starter kits are now at a new lower price than before! To see everything that comes in the starter kits, CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator, please CONTACT ME. Remember, you need to sign-up before these totes are all gone. The fastest way to sign-up is to sign-up online today! All you need to do is CLICK HERE, and then click "Join Now." You'll also need my password, and it's “stampnut”