Monday, September 1, 2014

CASE-ing

Happy Labor Day! The card I'm sharing today I cased from two different cards. Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, we get a special demo only magazine each month or so, and there are lots of sample cards showcasing stamp sets and dies. I liked the circle die cut with our framelits, and also the stamping of the new set For All Things. So this my version of the two cards.

I'm hoping to get a video done this week!! I have an extra day off, and I'll be all alone!! :)
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For All Things Stamp Set-Holiday Catalog

Today the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is now available to view and purchase!! My card for today is a bit off beat than what I normally make. For one, it's a 5x7 size. I do like a larger card, but I rarely do it. I suppose because it takes a whole sheet of cardstock. But that shouldn't stop me, like I said, I do like a larger one!! :)

This card is also a bit more fussy than usual. I've used some new Designer Series Paper called Color Me Autumn, and I also stamped the large panel with stamps from the For All Things set. But, I tried to add some solid colors in to break it up a bit. A die cut leaf, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, and the fun new wooden elements in leaves and acorn shapes. The gold buttons are also an addition to the new catalog.

I had to add in some twine, it's my favorite embellishment! I also glued on some gold sequins from the sequin trim that my generous upline Holly sent me!!

So that's my first project share from our new catalog! To see the rest of the catalog, click on the link at my sidebar. Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stampin' Up!'s Four Feathers Stamp Set and Dies

Hi there! The card I'm sharing today uses items out of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, that goes live tomorrow!! The new stamp set called Four Feathers, and it matching Sizzix Framelit dies, Feathers.

I'm not quite ready to let Summer go, so I stamped these in bright summery colors of Coastal Cabana, Rose Red, and Crushed Curry, which I die cut one of the small feathers. The card base is Smokey Slate, and stamped it in the same color. I added a little girliness with half of a Tea Lace Paper Doily. The sentiment is from another new stamp set called For All Things, and actually says 'hello fall', but I only wanted the hello part, so I masked it off.

The new Holiday Catalog is full of wonderful new fall/winter and Christmas items!! Just wait until you see it!! :) Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll have another share tomorrow!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Working With Vellum



The card I'm sharing today shows how I embossed, with clear powder, a piece of vellum. Vellum has been around the paper crafting world for quite awhile, and I haven't really used it very much. Stampin' Up! has sold it for just about as long, so I decided to try it out again.

After I embossed it, I added some soft coloring to the back with the Stampin' Write markers. The card base was stamped with the retired hostess set, Simply Sketched in Blackberry Bliss, as well as the sentiment from the current Four You stamp set. A small bit of designer paper behind the vellum from the Moonlight stack to make the embossing show up a bit more. And I did sew on my machine the two pieces together, haven't done that in ages!!!

A few punched flowers, and done. I do want to play with the vellum again soon, maybe dry embossing it. Love that look too!! Thanks so much for having a look today!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Day 5 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Hello and welcome to the last day of my punch art week! Today's punch art is this adorable lion that I've put on a tag for a baby gift! I want to thank everyone for joining me all this week, and I hope you've been inspired to see your punches in a whole new way! The video is below!


Supplies Used:
Pansy Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1/4" Circle Punch
Owl Builder Punch
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Hello Honey, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party, Very Vanilla cardstock
Hello Honey, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar ink
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
Black Marker

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Day 4 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Hi, and welcome to day 4 of my punch art week! I have a cute bunch of banana's to share with you today! This one is super simple, but so cute! The video is below!


Supplies Used:
Large Oval Punch
So Saffron cardstock
Crumb Cake or Sahara Sand ink
Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla cardstock
Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine
Simply Sketched, Designer Typeset stamp sets
Chocolate Chip ink for sentiment

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 3 Stampin' Up! Punch Art Week!

Hello, and welcome to day 3 of my punch art week! Today's punch art is this cute fishy!! This one is very quick to put together! The video is below!

Supplies Used:
Mitten Builder Punch
Scalloped Oval Punch
1" Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Scallop Border Punch
Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory cardstock
Black Memento ink
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
1/4" Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon
White Bakers Twine
Rhinestone Basic Jewels