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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Inspired By.....

Today's card was inspired by two different people. The layout came from my upline Holly's blog, where she shared this card. And the background stamping came from another demonstrator, France Martin, from her YouTube video here.

I have stamped an image with multiple colors before using markers, but I love this technique!! Using a paper towel spritzed with water, then drop reinkers onto it until the colors all touch each other. So simple, and you can get a little different look each time you ink your stamp!

The feathers are stamped, and die cut, and I added some washi tapes below them. A cute button and a wooden leaf filled in some blank space. I wanted the sentiment to be dark, but not black, so I used the Chocolate Chip ink.

Even though this is a fall card, I like the little bit of turquoise in the background. Thanks so much for having a look today!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mini Muslin Decorated Christmas Bag

Hi there! Today I have a sweet mini muslin bag that I stamped on and decorated for a Christmas gift. These cute bags can hold a holiday cookie, some yummy fudge, or even some pretty jewelry!! ;)

I've used my favorite color combo of Real Red and Coastal Cabana, and non-holiday stamps! I have made a video to go along with it as well!


Thanks so much for stopping by for a look! Have a great day!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Milk Carton Gift Box

Hi there! Today's project was inspired by one that I saw which used a milk carton die to make a box. I don't have a die like that, but I have made a few milk carton boxes before, so I came up with my own!

They aren't very hard to make, and you can dress them up or down, and any old way you like! ;) I did realize that my ribbon stash is very lacking at the moment!! I'm in need of some red and green for Christmas projects!!

I hope you enjoy the video. I have a different angle this time around, and I like it! But towards the end, my camera started to slip some from my homemade extension pole that was taped onto my tripod! lol What a setup I tell ya!! But anyway, it worked for the most part!! Thanks for stopping by, and the complete measurements are below the video!!


Measurements:
2 pieces @ 5 7/8" x 5 5/8" cardstock
Score longest side @ 1 7/8", 3 3/4", 5 5/8"
Score shortest side @ 1 3/4", 3 5/8", 4 7/8"

Supplies Used:
Soft Suede cardstock
Bordering Blooms, Choose Happiness, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green ink
Label Bracket and Word Window punches
Natural and Old Olive Two Tone Trim
Linen Thread

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scarecrow Punch Art

Hello! I have a cute punch art Scarecrow to share with you today!  I've used all Stampin' Up! punches, even a few retired ones.

After I made the video, and watched it, I realized I put the eyes going the wrong direction! The one in the video looks like it has evil eyes!! LOL The pic above is the first one I made, and it's eyes are correct! That's what I get for working upside down in the video I guess! Anyway, I hope you like them!


Punches Used:
1 1/4" circle-head
3/4" circle-boots
1/2" circle-hands
Label Bracket-hat
Extra Large Oval-hat brim
Blossom Builder(retired)-body, eyes, nose
Small Oval(retired)-arms
Large Oval-legs
Fringe Scissors-for hair

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock in Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Hello Honey, Real Red, Lost Lagoon
Coordinating inks for shading
Linen Thread for Straw Bale
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for straw bale
Corner rounder punch on straw bale
White Gel Pen
Gray Marker




Monday, October 13, 2014

Chinese Lantern

Hi there! I saw a card on Pinterest that used the Artisan Label punch to make a stoplight, and I got the idea to make a Chinese Lantern with it. This punch has a couple coordinating stamp sets that go with it, and I used the Label Love set. I then used the coordinating 7/8" scalloped circle punch to punch out the center. I punched a larger circle out of vellum, and colored it with the Blendabilities markers to make it look like a glowing lantern.

For the card's panel, I stamped the Flowering Flourish with Pear Pizzazz, stamped the sentiment from Choose Happiness with Tangelo twist, then used foam dimensionals to pop up the lantern. I first drew a chain from the lantern to the branch, then decided to use pearls instead, I like that better!

I love my paper punches, and I also love when it has a matching stamp set!! The new Holiday Catalog that Stampin' Up! has out right now has a few new punches that I will be ordering shortly!! ;)

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thin Treat Box

Hi there! I have a tutorial for you using the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board! I wanted to make another style of box that the punch board doesn't actually call for. Hope you like it!!


Measurements:
6" x 6" Basic Black cardstock
1 1/2" x 8 1/2" Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper

Other Supplies Used:
2 1/2" Circle Punch
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Dictionary Background Stamped in Pumpkin Pie and sponged edges
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for sentiment stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock in Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CASE-ing Again!

Today's card is another that I cased from myself! The original card is below. I again used all SU! items, and changed out the shapes a bit, but kept the layout the same.

The designer papers are from the Color Me Autumn collection, the sentiment from the For All Things stamp set out of the Holiday Catalog. It has the perfect colors for fall, but could be used any time of year. Here is my original.
That's all for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!!