Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ready for Christmas Shadow Box Card

I am having so much fun making these shadow box cards. I got the structural idea from Tami White and just ran with it. The card folds flat to mail, then opens up like a pop up card with a surprise inside . . .
To create this card you just start with an 11" x 4-1/2" base and score at 2", 6", 6-1/2" and 10-1/2" and go from there. I used the Merry Little Labels set for the outside.  Inside features the Ready for Christmas stamp set with the coordinating Christmas Staircase Thinlits dies. These are available from the Holiday Catalog until January 2, 2018. 
The inside panels are embossed with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I created the window frame with the Wood Textures DSP and the Hearth and Home Framelits die.  I used Paper Snips to cut off the inside window frames so that it looks more like a bay window and doesn't obstruct the view as much. (In my previous post, I created a Halloween card and you can see how the shadow box looks with the framed window.)  Let me know if you have any questions. Here is my supply list. You may order any of the supplies listed by visiting www.stampinup.com and choosing me as your demonstrator.  

  • Stamp Sets: Ready for Christmas, Merry Little Labels
  • Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Be Merry DSP
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black Memento,Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
  • Embellishments: Window Sheets, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Jute Twine
  • Tools: Everyday Label Punch, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter
  • Big Shot:  Hearth and Home Framelits Die, Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Die, Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Friday, December 8, 2017

Inky Friends Blog Hop: Blending a Year of Cheer

Welcome to the Inky Friends' Blog Hop! This month's blog hop features the brand new Stampin' Blends and ideas to make a variety of cards that can be used all year long. Should you get lost, you may find a list of participants on the Inky Friends blog page.

You may have arrived from Stamps and Scraps with Yapha's blog where she featured September's Back to School theme. I picked my favorite month, October! I created a Halloween shadow box card featuring the stamp sets Spooky Cat, Graveyard Gate and the hostess set, In the City.
To create the haunted house image, I used one of the houses from the In the City stamp set. I stamped it three times together with Memento to create this haunted house and colored it in with the Stampin' Blends using the light and dark Smoky Slate. The trees are colored with Old Olive light and dark Blends. The windows are colored with the Daffodil Delight Blends and the rooftops with the Crumb Cake Blends. I love how the Stampin' Blends add shadows and dimension to the images.  

To remove the door from the outer edges of the house stamp, I used a paint brush moistened with Stampin' Mist and brushed the ink off of the stamp like this . . .
The card folds flat to mail, but it's so cool when you open it up . . .
I got the structural idea for the shadow box card from Tami White. It's so easy to create! Just cut your cardstock 11" x 4-1/2" and score at 2", 6", 6-1/2" and 10-1/2". This little card has so much potential and such a Wow factor. Click HERE to download the instructions.

Thank you for stopping by. Please say hello and leave a comment. Now it's time to move ahead to see some creative projects using the Stampin' Blends for November projects. Hop on over to  Cindy's Heart's Delights Cards blog.

yaphamason.com/blog/2017/12/08/stampin-blends-for-inky-friends/

You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. I used these supplies:
  • Stampin' Blends Light and Dark Combo: Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
  • Stamp Sets: Spooky Cat, Graveyard Gate, In the City
  • Designer Series Paper: Spooky Night, Wood Textures
  • Colors & Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
  • Embellishments: Window Sheets, 3/8" Classic Weave Crumb Cake Ribbon
  • Tools: Everyday Label Punch, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot:  Hearth and Home Framelits Dies, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Friday, December 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - December Step it Up (Oh, What Fun!)



Hello December! Welcome to our Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month. I'm featuring the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die and the Oh, What Fun stamp set. 
The simple card is created by cutting out the Santa onto a base of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4" x 5-1/4" and adhering it to a same size piece from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper pack using a Fine Tip Glue Pen. Cut a strip of the same DSP measuring 3-5/8". Attach it underneath the Santa. Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-6/8" and attach it. I used the Oh, What Fun stamp set from the main catalog. Attach this completed piece to a Whisper White 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base.  This card is fast and easy once you have the Santa cut out.
I stepped it up using the Eclipse Technique and added some more Designer Series paper to the mix. To make your Santa image pop, cut him out the same dimensions as above. Then, cut out 3 more in Basic Black. Just stack and glue all of these pieces together. This time, I adhered it to the sheet music paper from the Merry Music Specialty DSP. I added a black and white plaid piece from the Merry Little Christmas DSP. This paper will only be available until January 2nd, so if you think you want some for next year you can order from www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. 

For the sentiment, I wrapped a piece of Jute Twine around the base twice and tied a bow with Linen Thread. I cut the Cherry Cobbler piece about 1" x 3-1/2" and the Whisper White piece 3/4" x 3". I slid the ends of these into the bottom of the Everyday Label Punch to get this look. The sentiment is stamped with Memento. The pine sprigs were cut out of Always Artichoke cardstock using the Christmas Staircase Thinlits die. I attached this completed piece to my card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I hope you enjoyed my creations. Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to my creative friend Julie Davidse's blog, Stampin Jul by clicking the Next Blog button below:
http://stampinjul.blogspot.com/2017/12/WCBH12-1.html
  •  Stamp Set: Oh What Fun
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento
  • Embellishments: Jute Twine, Linen Thread
  • Designer Series Paper:  Be Merry DSP, Merry Music Specialty DSP,  Merry Little Christmas DSP
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Punches: Everyday Label Punch
  • Big Shot: Detailed Santa Thinlits Die, Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies

Monday, November 13, 2017

Big News! The Stamparatus is Coming!

I had an amazing time attending the Stampin' Up! On Stage event this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. They announced a brand new product called the Stamparatus!  It's different from all other stamping placement tools on the market. This tool will allow you to perfectly place and stamp images - especially multiple stamps!  There are FOUR stamping sides, and you can do the "hinge step" and stamp images down or across perfectly by lifting the plate and moving to the next hinge, ink and stamp, repeat!  And, you can use any size paper.   
Get in ASAP on the FIRST PRE-ORDER period which is this Thursday, November 16 at 3pm. Stampin' Up! is trying something new with the pre-orders to avoid backorders. Here's the scoop:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.  
  • Everyone may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships in February. When inventory arrives in the warehouse, SU will add your reservation to a shopping cart. They will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card. Please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator. 

I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin' Up!'s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and grid lines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price-$49.00 USD
Why do YOU need one? You'll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp-no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Visit www.stampinup.com on Thursday and reserve yours! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Carols of Christmas Stacked Double Z Fold Card

I wasn't really sure what to call this technique. I've seen z fold cards which open up horizontally, but I wanted this one to open up so that it looked like a long sheet of music. The sentiments are stamped from the Carols of Christmas and Merry Little Labels stamp sets and the background is the Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the card base. It looks so cozy!
There a couple of subtle differences on these two cards. The first one is matted on Whisper White cardstock and I left off the bling. The second is on a Basic Black mat and I added the Clear Faceted Gems. They look like ice crystals.
Here you can see how it is attached and how it folds flat to fit in a Medium Envelope 5-3/4" x 4-3/8".  The little pine sprigs were cut out in Old Olive using the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies.
The measurements for this card are a little bit tricky because I wanted my focal sentiment to be stamped on the largest square from the Stitched Shapes thinlits die. This square has a weird measurement of 2 5/8" (it looks like it's  2 1/2" but it's not). This was throwing off my mat because I wanted a 1/4" all around it. 
Here are the measurements to create this card using the large square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits die as your focal image: 
Whisper White Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
Center z fold (black or white mat): 9 3/8" x 3 1/8", Score at 3 1/8" and 6 2/8"
Music Specialty DSP: 2 13/8" x 8 15/8"  Glue to your mat and fold. You don't need to score it first.

I was inspired by a traditional fold card created by Tanya Boser. Please leave a comment and if you would like to order any of the items featured in this post, you can shop at www.stampinup.com and please choose me as your demonstrator.

  • Stamp Set: Carols of Christmas, Merry Little Labels
  • Colors & Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Black Memento
  • DSP:  Music Specialty
  • Embelishments: Clear Faceted Gems
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Christmas Staircase Thinlits

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Stampin Blends and Limited Project Kit are Available!

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, available in singles or in one light and one darker shade combo pack: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate. Or buy them all in a combo pack! To cover all the blending bases, SU is also offering a limited-time 16-card Color me Happy project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images to practice your blending skills. Available while supplies last. Check out the product catalog HERE.

To order any of items featured in this post, please go to www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - November Step It Up

Hello November! Welcome to our Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month. I'm featuring the Ready for Christmas Bundle which is available through the Holiday Catalog until January 2, 2018. 
The Ready for Christmas Bundle includes the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies. You save 10% when your order them together in the bundle. Just go to www.stampinup.com and you can choose me as your demonstrator to order any of the items featured in this post.
For the simple card, I used an Old Olive base with a Basic Black Mat and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (also featured in the Holiday Catalog). I cut out the largest square with the Stitched Shapes Framelit die and stamped the images. Then I cut this square with the next to largest framelit. I stuck one of the frames flat, next the image, and then popped up the last layered frame with Stampin' Dimensionals. The cute little dog is stamped and cut out with the matching framelit from the bundle. 
For the stepped up card, I created a gate fold card and added the gate from the Detailed Gate Thinlits Die.  I added little Pearl Basic Jewels embellishments to the red bows. Inside, the sentiment is stamped onto a shape from the Stitched Shape Framelits. 

I played around with this idea a little more and created a flat cardfront (which doesn't open like the gate). I added some garland to the top of the gate and added the snow with the Embossing Paste. I can't get enough of this plaid paper! I hope you enjoyed my creations. Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions.   

Thank you so much for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to my creative friend Julie Davidse's blog, Stampin Jul by clicking Next Blog below:
http://stampinjul.blogspot.com/2017/11/WCBH11-1.html
  • Stamp Set: Ready for Christmas
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso, Black Memento
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels, Embossing Paste
  • DSP:  Merry Little Christmas DSP and Merry Music Specialty DSP for the photo background
  • Tools: Blender Pen, Simply Scored, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Detailed Gate Thinlits Die, Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Quick & Easy Classroom Halloween Treats


These little test tube holders are so quick and easy to put together. I CASED this idea from Chris Slogar's YouTube video. The test tubes are 4 1/2" tall and the card measures 3" x 3" with the test tube inserted.
To create the card base, I cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock 3" x 6". Then I used the Simply Scored to score at 2 3/8", 3", and 3 5/8". 
Fold the card in half and use paper snips to cut in about an inch on each side to leave the opening for the test tube to slide into the middle or spine of the card. This is where your grid paper comes in handy. I decorated the cover with a Pumpkin Pie base measuring 2" x 2 3/4" and then used different scraps and pieces of the Spooky Night DSP measuring 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". I used the coordinating Cat Punch to punch out the cats from the DSP and fussy cut some of the witch hats.
On the inside I added a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 2 x 2 3/4" and stamped the "Eat at Your Own Risk" sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set. 
These came together very quickly. Perfect for making classroom goodies. I added Nerds candy to the test tubes. I just love all of the different pieces of DSP in this pack. It's not late to select expedited shipping and get these for the weekend! Just go to www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator.
  • Stamp Set: Spooky Cat
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Black Memento
  • Embellishments: Test Tubes, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Cat Punch

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spooky Night Fall Recipe Book for College Care Package


Every October I send my college son a care package with pumpkin bread and Halloween treats. I thought it would be fun to include a Fall Recipe book with his favorite Fall recipes like Mom's chili, Touchdown Taco Dip and Beef Stew. 
I got the idea from an old Holiday Recipe book which was created by Kelly Acheson for Craft Project Central. It's created by cutting two pieces of cardstock 6" x 6" and scoring each at 6" and 6 1/2". Then you slide the two pieces together and adhere them to create the trifold book. I've embellished the book with the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, the Spooky Cat Stamp and the new 7/8" striped ribbon. The title is created with Amy Tangerine Thickers.  The embellishment on the inside right panel was CASE'd from Lauren Alarid at her Crafty Little Peach blog. 
 
I created the accordion recipe card holder by adhering 8 Very Vanilla envelopes together. Fold the envelope flap backwards so that it is touching the front of the envelope where you would put the address. Attach the first envelope to the center panel. I applied 3 lines of Tear n Tape to the bottom of the flap and the bottom of the envelope. Attach the rest of the envelopes the same way. Each envelope is only adhered to each other with the Tear n Tape at the bottom and on the flap. Before attaching the last envelope, cut of the flap and punch out the front center with half of 1 1/4" circle punch and embellish with ribbon.
The recipe card mat is 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the Very Vanilla piece is 1/4" smaller on each side. If you have longer recipes you can cut out that piece like a card,  then fold it and attach for more pages.

Thanks for stopping by. What are your favorite Fall recipes?
  • Stamp Set: Spooky Cat
  • Designer Series Paper: Spooky Night
  • Colors & Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise
  • Embellishments: 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Very Vanilla Envelopes
  • Tools: Cat Punch, Retired Tab Punch, Simply Scored, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Retired Scallop Edge Punch

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Haunted House

I purchased this awesome MDF wooden haunted house from SA Crafters, LLC at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Arlington. When I was a child my favorite pop-up book was a Hallmark book called, A Visit to the Haunted House. Photos courtesy of Google:

So it began, my love for all things Halloween. The base of the house is made of MDF wood, like the fence. I covered it with different woodgrain strips of the Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (144177) using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755). I didn't have any wood glue, but to my surprise, this glue even held the wooden house together on the base and the held the fences to it. I created the shingles by punching out lots of circles with Basic Black cardstock using the 1/2" Circle Punch (119869). Black glitter was added over the top. The bats were MDF wood as well and they are attached to craft wire with a glue dot. They wire and bats are painted with black chalkboard paint.
To create the consistent board shapes, I punched out the paper using the Classic Label Punch (141491) and cut off the ends. I added a Window Sheet (142314) which has the spider web stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento (132708) from the retired Happy Scenes set.The doorknob was punched out with the retired Jewelry Tag. I drew the keyhole and added a rhinestone brad.
I inked the openings of the door and windows using a Sponge Dauber (133773) and Black Archival Ink (140931). The vintage people, broomstick and pumpkins came from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
 
The Woodgrain DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free of Select Designer Series Paper sale that is going on through October. To purchase any of the Stampin' Up! items used to make this project, please visit www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator. 
  • Stamp Set: Happy Scenes (retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Black Archival Ink
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewel, Window Sheets
  • Tools:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 1/2" Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch (retired)
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