Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Merry Christmas card

Hello all. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and ready for some more Christmas card inspiration. I love the new stamps coming out tomorrow and the pretty This Christmas DSP also. I did use some embellishments from an older Project Life Seasonal kit for a little sparkle. The coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers and although there was a little bleeding I love the way the image turned out.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Additional supplies:
ATG tape runner, Spectrum Noir markers (DR1, DR5, TN2, FS6 AND GB8).

1. Create card base out of Old Olive card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Die-cut a piece of Real Red card stock using a die cutting machine and the Banners framelits and then die-cut a slightly smaller banner from a piece of This Christmas Specialty DSP. Attach these 2 panels together and then adhere to the top center of the card base .

3. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock die-cut an oval framlit and sponge with Old Olive ink. On another scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the image using Memento Black ink and color image using Spectrum Noir markers. Pop the focal image up on dimensional and adhere to the Old Olive oval and adhere to the top of the banners panels.

4. Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and flag one end. Adhere the sentiment under the focal image.

5. Sprinkle silver sequins in a visual triangle.

For the inside of the card I just cut a piece of the DSP and then a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered both to the inside. Another sentiment was used for the inside panel.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas Blessings card

Happy Sunday. I know it's been about a week since I've posted but I've been a bit under the weather and sometimes you're just not up to being creative when you're not feeling well, so I apologize for that. I do have a Christmas card I would like to share with you today and it using some of the new items that will be coming in the 2016 Holiday catalog beginning September 1st. I have pine cones all over my yard at home and I just love taking photos of them each year so when I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Old Olive card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼””.

2. Cut a panel of the Whisper White cardstock and also a slightly smaller piece of the DSP and adhere to the card base.

3. Stamp the pine cones, holly and berries using Whisper White card stock and ink of choice and then die cut using die cutting machine. Coat the pine cones with Wink of stella.

4. Die cut the leaves and arrange on the front of the DSP that is on the front of the card and place glue dots behind pine cones and adhere to the leaves. Using the fine-tip glue pen arrange berries on top of the holly and then adhere to the center of the pine cones using a glue dot.

5. Stamp the sentiment inside the frame and then fussy-cut. Pop up the frame on dimensional and adhere to the top center of the card.

For the inside of the card:

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Stamp leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink and then the sentiment in Old Olive ink.

3. Take another holy leaf with berries attached and adhere to one of the leaves.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Haven- Layout

Hello and welcome to a layout share using a little of this and a little of that. All of the supplies will be listed below. I love scrapping my son but I reached out to some friends who have daughters for a little change of pace and I have to tell you that there is so much more you can do with a girl layout. I love the frill of the doilies and the pink ( I don't use pink on my boy layouts) and ribbon. Of course, I also had to throw in some gold and flowers.

Take a look at the layout below and let me know what you think.

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I started the layout with paper from the Jen Hadfield HomeMade paper pad and cut out the middle of pink paper and cut down the gray striped paper. The Stampin' Up Love Blossoms embellishment kit had some ribbon in it that matched the papers so well so I wrapped the ribbon around the center of the striped paper and then adhered this to the cut out pink paper. I layered some papers behind the photo and added a doily (cut in half) on either side of the photo.

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The flowers were created using a Spellbinders die with Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate card stock and then some more embellishments from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit were placed in the center of each flower. One was put on either side of the ribbon. Some of the embellishments from the Jan and Aug Hip kits (2016) were used above the title and on the doily. There was an acetate die cut word from Pink Fresh Studio Life noted collection that was added to the to of the layout with a gold heart.

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Additional supplies: Jen Hadfield Home Made 12 x 12 paper pad, Wilton 4" Doily, 15/16" square punch (Family Treasures), Hero Arts Fancy Dies (DI061) Alphabet Uppercase, Some bits from the Jan 2016 and Aug 2016 Hip Kits, 3D Foam tape.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray birthday card

It's Sunday and I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I want to share a feminine birthday card with you and I made a masculine one using the same design.

I didn't think I would be able to use the new In-Color Peekaboo Peach but while creating the masculine version I thought this was the perfect color for the design. A splash of Basic black card stock was used to break up the layers and there was some marker coloring on the cake. If you haven't checked out the New Enamel shapes in the new catalog, give them a try because I like what they added to the candles atop the cake.

Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner.

1. Create card base out of Peekaboo Peach card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock about ¼” smaller and then a piece of DSP slightly smaller. Attach these 2 panels together and then adhere to the card base .

3. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock cut a 1” strip and flag the left side. Stamp the image using Memento Black ink and then attach the ribbon at the right using a glue dot.
4. Die cut a piece of Basic black card stock with the scalloped edge circle framelit and then die cut a Whisper white circle. Stamp focal image on the front of the circle. Color the base for the cake with Wink of Stella and the cake with Tip Top Taupe and Peekaboo Peach. Adhere the circles together and then pop up on dimensional and adhere over the the Ruched ribbon.
5. Attach 3 enamel shapes on the candles.

For the inside of the card I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhered it to the inside. The inside panel was left blank for a personal message.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Playing Fireman- layout

Happy Wednesday to everyone. I thought I'd share my latest layout with you using the #212 sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

The background paper is Tangerine Tango by Stampin" Up and I used the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp to create splatters using Versa Mark ink and then sprinkling with SU Gold embossing powder. I then heat set and used another stamp from the set and stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink. The two panels to the far left are from a retired paper pack called Watercolor Wonder and the circle element was created using the Layering Circles framelits and Every Day Chic DSP.

The title was created with the Paper Studio Alphabet stickers.

The banners were made with the washi tape from the Simple Stories So Rad collection and the EPIC flair badge is from the same collection.

I completed the layout by backing the photo on white card stock and then layering another piece of Watercolor Wonder dsp behind that. Using Fun foam, I popped the photo up and then attached to the dsp panel.

This sketch was easy to follow and I love how the layout turned out. Take a look below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, embossing bag, heat tool, Simple Stories So Rad collection, SU #132994 (retired) Watercolor Wonder collection and #217463 The Paper Studio Alphabet stickers.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Picasso face- layout

Hello and welcome to a layout share I have created for a challenge in the Victoria Marie FB group. I love the sketch we had but had a lot of trouble coming up with good color combo and elements to match. I followed the design pretty closely, using mainly Stampin' Up products with some Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz mixed in, and then I added my own touch in a couple of places. Take a look at the project I created below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Heidi Swapp Puffy stickers, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold, Tim Holtz idea-ology Big Chat stickers, DMC white thread.

1. On an 11" x 11" piece of white card stock, do the packaging technique using your blue ink. Set this aside to dry. When dry, mount this to a coordinating DSP.

2. Cut all of the paper elements using desired DSP and then arrange the pieces according to the sketch and adhere using favorite adhesive.

3. Adhere the title stickers to the left of the photo and the word stickers to the right of the photo (used as journaling).

4. Splatter the page with Heidi Swapp gold color shine.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

You're out of this World

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I have created a card for the MojoMonday #459 contest and I like the clean and simple design. The coordinating paper strips and the marker-colored focal image along with the stars really made this card shine. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Wink of Stella and Fun Foam.

1. Create card base out of Pool Party card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”.

3. Cut 3 strips of coordinating Designer Series Paper and attach then to the Whisper White panel using ATG tape runner or favorite adhesive, leaving a small space between each. Pop this panel up with fun foam and attach to the card base.

4. Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock to 2 ¾”x 3 ¾” and then cut a slightly larger piece of Pool Party card stock to mat the Dijon panel. Glue the wo pieces toether and adhere to the 3 strip panel.

5. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiment using Delightful Dijon ink and flag the right side. Set aside. On another scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the focal image and color in using the Stampin’ Write (Brights collection- Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and a smidge of Daffodil Delight). Color the focal image and the stars with the Wink of Stella glitter pen. Pop up the left side of the sentiment, use tape runner on the right side to adhere.

6. Die cut the focal image using the layering Circles framelits and the Big Shot machine. Pop the colored image up on a dimensional and adhere to the Dijon panel.

7. Punch 2 stars from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and place one on the banner and 1 in the bottom right corner. Place an enamel star shape in the upper left corner.

For the inside of the card I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhered it to the inside. The inside panel was left blank for a personal message.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

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