Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thanks a Bunch- SU September challenge #5

Good morning everyone. I know I don't usually post this early but here in Virginia we're experiencing some rain storms and flooding so the roads are blocked or flooded out and I can't do my job in these conditions. So, here is the next card for the September challenge in a SU group I'm in and it was to create a fall themed card. I kept it clean and simple with just a little sponging on the edges, some marker coloring, and using a punch. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Cucumber Crush card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. I made mine a top- folding card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Delightful Dijon card stock as a mat, sponge the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink and adhere to the card base using Tear & Tape.

3. Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush to 2 ½” x 4 1/8” and then cut a slightly smaller Whisper White panel. Sponge the edges of each panel. Adhere the Cucumber Crush panel to the center of the card base. On the Whisper White panel, stamp the pile of leaves and color in with markers. Stamp the falling leaves above the pile and color with markers.

4. Stamp the tree trunk and the pile of leaves. Punch out the images and color the leaves with Stampin’ Write markers. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Cucumber Crush ink. Pop up the images using dimensionals and adhere to the left of the stamped pile of leaves. Adhere the panel to the front of the card.

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thank you Friend- Challenge#4 card

Welcome friends. I wanted to share my latest September challenge for the Stampin' Up group I'm in. We were asked to use heat embossing on our card and boy did I have a great time creating this card with the Copper embossing powder. The leaves just jump off the page with the beautiful background I created with some sponging. Take a look below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: anti-static powder bag, clear blocks, heat tool and Aquarelle watercolor paper.

1. Create a card base from Basic Black card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. I made mine a side folding card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock as a mat and adhere to the card base.

3. Using a piece of watercolor paper start sponging the inks all over the panel, starting with Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe and finally Tangelo Twist. Dry the panel with a heat tool.

4. Stamp the big leaf in the stamp set using , Versa Mark ink, onto the watercolor paper and then sprinkle with the Copper embossing powder. Heat set.

5. Stamp a smaller leaf around the panel using Tangelo Twist ink.

6. On Basic Black card stock, rub powder bag over and then stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark. Sprinkle with Copper embossing powder and then heat set. Cut the sentiments down, pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the card front.

7. Place the whole panel to the card base using Tear & Tape.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Peaceful Pines Christmas card

Hello and welcome to today's post. Today I have created a Christmas card that is clean and simple and yet easy to mass-produce. This card was used in a challenge for a Stampin' Up group I am in. I have used some card stock, Washi tape, ribbon to make a bow and even did a little sponging. The Trees are stamped in Old Olive and the middle tree is popped up for added dimension. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Tip Top Taupe card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. I made mine a top folding card.

2. Cut 2 strips of Washi tape and adhere ¼” from the top and ¼” from the bottom.

3. Trim a piece of Whisper white card stock to fit between the Washi strips. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink in the upper left corner and then stamp the tree 3 times in the bottom right corner using Old Olive ink. Stamp the star atop each tree in Crushed Curry ink. Sponge the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink.

4. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp another tree and die cut with the matching framelits. Place dimensional on the back of the die-cut and adhere over top of the middle tree on the focal panel. Pop the focal panel up on dimensionals and adhere to the card front.

5. Create a bow with the white Organza ribbon and adhere it under the sentiment using mini glue dots.

For the inside of the card:

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

2. Cover bottom of the panel with a strip of the same Washi tape from the front of the card.

3. Stamp the same tree inside with a different sentiment.

4. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Trick or Treat card

TGIF. Time for a weekend of crafty fun and I hope everyone is ready to enjoy a beautiful weekend. I have a new card to share with you today and it's using new-to-me products such as Art Impressions stamps and dies along with Nicole Crafts Halloween stamper set. I used markers with the stamped background I created and added some black pearls around the project for added interest and dimension. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner, Nicole Crafts Halloween stamper set, anti-static powder bag, Queen&co Nightfall Pearls, Post-it tape for masking.

1. Create card base Basic Black card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller panel of Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhere to the front of the card base.

3. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, create a background with focal image stamp, Staz On ink and markers. Adhere directly to the card front using favorite adhesive.

4. Stamp the focal image using Staz On ink and color in with markers then stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black card stock using VersaMark in and then cover with white embossing powder. Heat set.

5. Create a flagged banner out of Rich Razzleberry card stock for the focal image and sentiment to rest on. Pop the images up using dimensionals.

6. Place banner down at the bottom of the background paper and then pop the images onto the banner.

7. Sprinkle some black pearls around the card.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of White card stock slightly smaller than the card base and stamped a sentiment on the inside.

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Snow Way card

Hello all. I have another card for another challenge in one of my groups and this was to case a card in the current Stampin' Up catalog. Since I'm preparing Christmas cards I thought this stamp set would be great for the challenge. My new favorite green is Cucumber Crush and I think it goes very well with the Cherry Cobbler DSP. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, anti-static powder bag, heat tool and clear blocks.

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

2. Cut a piece of Warmth and Cheer DSP to about 1 ½”and flag one end. Adhere to the card front using favorite adhesive.

3. Die cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the layering Circles die and then sponge the edges with the Cucumber Crush ink. Adhere the die-cut to the center of the flagged DSP. 4. Stamp the focal image on scrap Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink and the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker. On yet another scrap of Whisper White stamp the Santa hat in Cherry Cobbler ink. Pop the penguin up on dimensionals and adhere the hat to the penguin using fine-tip glue pen. Place the stamped images in the center of the sponged circle.

5. Tie a bow with the Cuccumber Crush thick bakers twine and adhere to the bottom of the circle with a mini glue dot.

6. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink in the bottom-right corner and sprinkle with White embossing powder. Heat set.

7. Sprinkle with rhinestones for a little sparkle.

The inside of the card was left the blank to add a personal message.

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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Enjoy your Day

Happy Labor Day weekend! Hope everyone is enjoying time off from work and getting some crafting done.

Today I have a card share for you that I created for a month long challenge in one of my groups. This is one of the things we do in out group to encourage the use of our supplies and get our creative juices flowing. I love when there are guidelines associated with a challenge because it makes things a little easier. I used Moroccan DSP, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla and Emerald Envy card stocks and then wrapped it with some Dapper Denim Ruched ribbon. I also die cut 2 tags and sprinkled some enamels shapes around.

Take a look below and let me know what you think.
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1. Create a card base from Emerald Envy card stock that is 5 ½”x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock slightly smaller than the card base and then a piece of the DSP cut slightly smaller as well to leave small border on each side. Adhere these panels together and then wrap with the ribbon and adhere all to the card base.

3. Die cut a larger tag from Delightful Dijon card stock and then a smaller one from Very Vanilla card stock. Adhere the tags together, stamp sentiment and sprinkle with Dapper Denim enamel shapes. Pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the card base over the ribbon. Tie a bow with the same ribbon and adhere to the left of the tags.

The inside of the card was left blank to add a personal message.

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

Annual Christmas card

Good morning everyone.  Today I would like to share the cards my Sister in Law and I made for our annual Christmas card night. A lot of th...