Thursday, November 20, 2008
All my photos and photo editing software are on that computer so I may be MIA for a few days or unless I can figure something else out. In the meantime I'll be using my laptop to read email online, etc. so you can still email and I will read and respond if you need me to. I also hope to get some more stamping done! : )
Happy Thursday to you! Thanks for dropping by! You are always appreciated!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The first time I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to make a little booklet with for this sketch. I have had this Sizzix Super Scallop Tag die for several years and knew it would be just the ticket for this project and now I could use my Big Shot die cutting machine! Yay!
The tag die is approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". I cut two pieces from a stiff heavy large mailing envelope (recycled) to just a little larger than that, covered the outside with the Designer Paper and the inside of each with Kiwi Kiss cardstock and ran these through the Big Shot with the tag die. This makes a really firm cover! I then cut eight pages to go on the inside out of white cardstock. I used the reindeer design from the Deer Friends set for the front and embellished it with Chocolate Chip swirls cut with the Swirl Scribbles Sizzlet die in the Big Shot. The dots were added with the Signo White Gel Pen.
The holes in the tip of the cover were cut as part of the die so I finished them with the Jumbo Eyelets using the Crop-A-Dile. The entire booklet was then bound with the 1/2" wires in the Bind-It-All machine. A tie of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon holds it closed.
Here is Mary Jo's original sketch for us:
Stamps: Deer Friends (Level I Hostess set)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Holiday Treasures DSP; Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White cardstock; miscellaneous heavy paperboard for base
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, SU Glue Stick, Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets, Dimensionals, Signo Gel Pen
Tools: Big Shot, Crop-A-Dile, Bind-It-All, Sizzlits Swirls Scribbles die, Sizzix Super Scallop Tag die, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4", 1/2", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches
I really enjoyed making this; I hope you enjoy it too!
Happy Tuesday! Have fun stampin'!
Friday, November 14, 2008
The white frame is left after die-cutting the Top Note Bigz Die, but in this case, that is the part I intended to use so I still have all the large die cuts to use in another project. : ) I marked the edges on my die with tape so it was simple to repeat the process of accurately cutting enough white "frames" for my workshop guests. Next the tree trunk is stamped in Close to Cocoa on the Baja Breeze card. Brush over this with the Embossing Buddy to keep the embossing powder from sticking to the card then stamp the White Craft snowflakes around. Emboss with a mixture of White and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. The Iridescent Ice give those lil' snowflakes some sparkles!
Now adhere the white frame centered on your cardstock. The bird is stamped, cut out and adhered with a trimmed-down Dimensional to the tree limb and a simple knot of the Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon held with a Mini Glue Dot embraces the tree. The greeting was stamped in red and punched out with the coordinating punch! I love these punches that coordinate with stamps...they save so much time and tedious-ness (is that a word?) cutting things out (which is not my greatest enjoyment, lol!) Way to go, Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Cute and Curly (label bundle)
We have had our first major cold front sweep down the plains and arrive here today! Brr-rr, it's cold outside! Of course I know it is much colder in the states and Canada north of here but I'm still not ready for it. We have had such a plesant extended fall here that I'm really spoiled! lol! Stay warm, everyone!
Happy Saturday! Hope you have some fun stampin' this weekend!
This Ski Slope Designer Series Paper is just gorgeous! First off the designs are so pretty as are the color schemes in the papers of Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive! The paper I used for today's card uses Baja Breeze, red and white only; I think I'm hooked on that color scheme lately! lol!
For the focal image, I cut a 2 3/4" x 4" rectangle of Whisper White and punched the edges with the Scallop Edge punch which makes a pretty frame. I stamped the cabin scene from To You and Yours then added color to the windows and door.
The card itself is Baja Breeze layered with Real Red then the beautiful swirly snowflakes DSP from the Ski Slope package. I cut a width of the DSP stripe and threaded it horizontally through the scalloped frame of the cabin image and adhered it to the DSP. For the finishing touch, I added a red felt snowflake from the Little Felt Flurries assortment (#113697, p. 18, $13.95) found in the Holiday Mini DSP. You get a huge amount of these snowflakes in white, red and baja breeze and they add such a fun and dimensional touch to your projects!!
Stamps: To You and Yours, Snow Swirled Christmas (snowflake)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze; Real Red and Barely Banana SU Markers
Paper: Ski Slope DSP; Baja Breeze, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Little Flurries felt snowflake. Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Two Way Glue Pen, Blender Pen
Happy Friday! Hope you enjoyed my card... I think some portions of the country are getting some snow today! Brr-rr!
Thanks for visiting today! Have fun stampin'!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Baja Breeze and White with accents of Not Quite Navy form the color scheme for this winter scene. The background was made with the Snow Jumbo Wheel (love this!) in Baja Breeze. The tree was stamped with Not Quite Navy. Some Baja Breeze snowflakes were stamped then the same ink was added to the background. White snowflakes are embossed with white embossing powder. A piece of torn white cardstock goes across the bottom of the tree to resemble snow.
The sentiment is stamped with the Cute and Curly Bundle stamp in Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze inks, punched out, then stamped again in Real Red and the center oval portion cut out and layered on the first. A red bird perches on a tree branch, repeating the red in the ribbon and sentiment to tie it all together.
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Cute and Curly Bundle
Inks: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Not Quite Navy Classic Pads; White Craft Pad
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Curly Label punch (from Cute and Curly Bundle), Red Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber
I'm really enjoying this set and hope you like the cards. What a fun stylized tree with accessory stamps that can be used for any season and for many occasions depending on the sentiment you add to it.
Next is summer!
Have fun stampin'!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Today's sketch is:
What a great sketch! Very versatile and useful!
I turned the sketch to a vertical orientation because I'm using my Season of Friendship set. My goal is to make a card for each season of the year using this set. Today I used the Parisian Summer Designer Series Paper and the color scheme of burgundy, pink, sand and saffron that it presents. Now I will have to say that my card looks more like spring than summer, what with the flowers, so I'm calling it spring, lol! (Artistic license? lol!)
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Inks: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron pads; Bravo Burgundy Marker
Paper: Parisian Summer DSP; Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Trio Flower punch, Photo Corner punch, 1/8" circle punch, Mat Pack template, Dimensionals, Signo White Gel Pen
Join in by using this sketch to make a card yourself and post a link here or on Technostamper's blog here. Be sure to check out the other players today and this week also!
Thanks for visiting today. Hope you enjoy! Tomorrow I'll post my Winter card!
Have fun stampin'!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Bashful Blue cardstock forms the base. I folded it in half, placed the fold about 1 1/4" below the top of the scallop and ran it through my Big Shot with the large Scallop Die so it would remain uncut at the top. I covered the front with a Bashful Blue argyle print paper scallop cut with the same die from the Prints Pack (Hostess Level 1 from the Spring/Summer catalog). Just perfect for a sweet baby boy!
I made dots with my Signo Gel Pen around the scallops and neck and put the Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, knotted at each end, around the neck. The ribbon is attached with Mini Glue Dots. Check my previous bibs posted here to find the directions and a video by Christie Daugherty.
The little sailboat from Nursery Necessities is the focal image. The stamp was colored with markers then stamped. The oval shape was cut with the Coluzzle Cutting System oval template then layered on Brocade Blue cardstock and trimmed to match the white layer with my Paper Snips. (These are wonderful detail paper cutters!! So sharp and cut so easily!) The little star is from the Starstruck set and is adhered with a Dimensional.
Happy Friday! Have fun stampin'!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
On a chocolate card overlaid with mustard I put a strip of Autumn Vine DSP. The tree was stamped in chocolate with leaves coordinating with the DSP. Several additional leaves were stamped, cut out then applied with Dimensionals for height. There is the cutest little bird in this set; he was stamped in chocolate (stamped off once), cut out and placed on a branch. Sage Shadow grosgrain accents this layer. The sentiment is from Best Yet, a hostess set in the Fall/Winter Catalog, which is free with a $150. order or party. (I love this set; it has six wonderful sentiments!) It was stamped in chocolate, punched out then layered on a rust scallop square.
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Best Yet (#111604, pg. 18, Hostess Level 1, free)
Inks: More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper; More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Sage Shadow 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Hope you enjoy! Have fun stampin'!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This one, Life is Good, comes in either Chocolate or White, and in two sizes. I chose the smaller size, 6" x 13" for my space. It is part of the Phase I introduction of Decor Elements with Phase II being introduced at Convention and now available for order. Phase II added more variety of designs as well a quite a number of colors too! There are now designs for nursery or childrens' rooms and holiday decorating as well. The holiday decor can be applied to surfaces such as boards or canvas so they can be taken down and saved after the holidays.
Decor Elements can be used on a wide variety of surfaces; my walls have some texture on them and yet it applied beautifully, making me happy! Another great feature is that when you wish to change decor, you just peel these off! This does not in any way harm your paint or walls either! Perfect!
Happy Tuesday and have fun stampin'!
updated: Decor Elements are no longer available from Stampin' Up!
The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit includes the following products:
- Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
- Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
- Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
- Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
- Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
- 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
- 10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
- Pretties Kit brads (20)
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
- Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
- Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
- Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
- Uninked Stampin' Spot
- Whisper White Craft Ink refill
Please feel free to email me with any questions here. Thanks!
Monday, November 3, 2008
I was drawn to use the new Frosty Day Designer Series Paper from the fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog; this mini has SO many new and cool products to use in stamping and scrapping, home decorating and crafting! The colors in this DSP are Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and some of the papers also have Bashful Blue in them. These papers can be used not only for Christmas holidays but also throughout the winter, and the designs are all new!
Stamps: To You and Yours
Inks: White Craft
Papers: Frosty Day DSP; Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss and Close to Cocoa card stock
Accessories: Snowflakes set #2 Sizzix dies, 2 Way Glue Pen, Tag Corner Punch, Rhinestone Ice Circle brad, White embossing powder, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals
All products are from Stampin' Up! and can be ordered from your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or if you don't have one, from me or my Stampin' Up! website.
You can check out Mary Jo's card at http://technostamper.blogspot.com/ and also see the list of other players. Try the sketch yourself and post a link to your card either in the Comments section for this post or Mary Jo's post!
Thanks for visiting! Have fun stampin' today!