Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things

The end of summer always brings a sense of sadness followed by excitement of the upcoming colorful and creative seasons:  Fall & Winter!  (...Well, the beginning, less-colder part of Winter - that is.)

So, I went to my Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2015 and started making my wish list based on some new products and inspiring ideas.  <<< Downloadable folder of projects in the holiday catalog.  

Enjoy these videos from Stampin Up as they demonstrate new products and the projects you can make:

If you are interested in placing an order for your favorite things, click here and use this hostess code before September 30 for a special offer (see below):

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Holiday Theme Stamp Camp 
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Thank you and
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Whole Lot of Wonderful

Here is a window card inspired by the work of Deb Valder.  The card reveals the vases through a clear sheet, which then opens to the design on the inside of the card.

I liked the idea of making the vases look like they were filled with water.   So I used a pen to draw in the rest of the stems, then filled the vases part-way with Pool Party marker coloring.  (As you can see if you look closely, it occurred to me by the 3rd vase that I should not fill the vase all the way to the top...)

How about that cute bow?  It was made with the envelope punch!  The pearl in the center was colored with a permanent Sharpie marker to match the other polka-dot colors.  I had fun making it - hope you will too!

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Happy Stamping!

Elegant and Easy

Collage cards are one the most pleasant cards to make because they have an eclectic & detailed design, yet can be easy to make.

This butterfly thinlit has to be one of my favorite new items of the catalog.  I have yet to see a card that I did not like with this butterfly!

The background is randomly (well mostly random) stamped with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  The only non-random (sort of) stamping was to eyeball the fern and flower to the center of the card and butterfly.  The Hello Honey butterflies and Sahara Sand netting stamps were then randomly stamped around.

The birthday sentiment (looove!) is stamped on vellum and attached with a sparkly faceted button (which pictures do not do justice).  These buttons look like glass and add an elegance of shine to your design.

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Happy Stamping!

Tassels are the thing!

I've been seeing tassels everywhere... earrings, necklaces, bracelets, belts.  So, why not on a card?

I'm thinking this very 3D-kind-of-card may not be the kind of card that gets stuffed into an envelope.  But, why should it?  If you give your cards away (gasp... lol), your cards can be the gift or the "bow" on top of a gift.

The tassels are made from strips of designer paper (loving the blacks & whites).  Use your fringe scissors to make multiple cuts easily and quickly.  Tape a piece of cord at one end of the strip, use a dowel (I use chopsticks) and begin rolling.  Adhere closed.  Repeat on the other side of the cord and dangle your tassels on the side of the card.

SIDE NOTE:  So I was trying to balance the card and my napkin holder seemed to do the trick.  And from the way it is displayed, doesn't the white loop give the impression that this is a gift bag... which makes me think those tassels would make a fun and easy way to add something special to the handle of a bag!   

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Happy Stamping!

Tree Builder Punch

The tree builder punch is so versatile, with so many shapes in one punch.  Here I have to "loving" birds, but if you want to have them facing opposite directions, you can change the sentiment of this card to "I'm sorry."  LOL!

Just a few side notes... The nest is made from two scallops of the cloud part of the punch. The washi tape was another way to add design to an ordinary button while adding a little more bright color and design.

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Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poinsettia Happiness

Can you tell I love shimmer & sparkle?  Here's that beautiful Stampin Up poinsettia image that I embossed twice on vellum and sponged with Pool Party.  The inner petals of the flower can be trimmed and popped onto the larger flower to add more dimension.

But, wait... what could add more sparkle?  The beautiful rhinestone charm for the center of the flower:

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Hope your day has sparkle & shimmer, too.

Festive Flurry Love

What I love about these snowflakes are the dies that coordinate!  Continuing along, I coordinated the inks and papers as well.  Here I took Baha Breeze ink and stamped on Whisper White for the top snowflake.  Then, I took Whisper White ink and stamped it on Baha Breeze for the next layer of snowflake.

Of course there is a little gray in Winter - but I added shimmer with a touch of silver metallic ink in the background.  How pretty are those grays?

And, how much do I love the love?  Don't you think it's just lovely!

Thanks for stopping by.  Would love to hear your comments!

Have a warm season!