A Little Gift Bag

Hi!  Today I have the CUTEST little gift bags to share with you!  Thanks to Jill Lackford for this idea!   We will be making these at this month’s Boxes, Bags, and Tags class on November 17.  If you are local – join me!!  It’ll be tons of fun!

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Aren’t these adorable????  I LOVE THEM!!!  The bags are made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Specialty Paper and the Gift Bag Punch board.  The decorations on the bag use the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  Here’s a closer look at each bag:

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For the snowman, I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist for the mittens and scarf and the holly and band on the hat.  The bunny is colored in Crumb Cake.  The hat is Basic Gray and his nose is Pumpkin Pie.  He is layered on a Circle cut from the Layering Circles  stamp set in Whisper White which was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  This is placed on a Lemon Lime Scallop Circle from the Layering Circles as well.   The ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

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The reindeer is stamped on Crumb Cake card stock (less coloring!).  His nose, spots, hooves and antlers are colored with a Chocolate Chip Marker.  His ears are colored in Pink Pirouette.  The bow is Soft Sky, the bell Crushed Curry.  I then colored the bell with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.  He is popped up on a Whisper White circle die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and this is placed on a Soft Sky Scallop from the same die set.  The ribbon is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

I can’t wait to show guests how to make these bags!

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Introducing Stampin’ Blends!

Hi!  Today is the day!! Stampin’ Blends are now available for YOU to purchase!  I finally had a chance to play with mine – what fun!

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This card is made with the Color Me Happy stamp set and coordinating Color Me Happy Project Kit.  You can purchase the two together and SAVE!!  Please note the Color Me Happy stamp set and coordinating Project Kit are while supplies last!!!

For Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up! has released 12 colors – there is both a light and a dark of each of the 12 colors.  You can purchase each marker seperately, or purchase a combo pack containing both the light and dark.  There are also Ivory, Bronze and Color Lifter markers.  To check out all the products, simply click on the Stampin’ Blends brochure in the right hand sidebar.

For my particular version of this card, I used the Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry combo markers as well as the Dark Daffodil Delight.  It was fun blending the colors to create my look – and I love that there are no streaks!!

You will need the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad to stamp your images so that you do not get bleeding of the black ink.  You will find these new markers, stamp set and project kit in my On-Line store.

I hope you will give them a try and let me know what you think!

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One More For the Guys

Hi!  Since I had out the colors and card stock from the previous card, I decided to make another card for the guys.

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I just love how this turned out!  The feathers are from the Feather Together set (as is the sentiment).  They are stamped in Basic Black, Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  I used the Black bakers twine behind the feather panel.  The sentiment is also stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  Not a lot of fuss and pretty quick to stamp and put together if you are looking for a relative quick and easy card.

One Tip – Clean the feather stamp thoroughly between colors…. ask me how I know…lol.

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale!  There are some great designs as part of this sale.  Just click the link on the right to go to my store and place your order.  But hurry – there are only a few hours left!

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Geometrical Birthday

Hi!  I am working on some masculine birthday cards and came across this layout from Kristin Kortonick and thought I’d give it a try.

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I tried it in 3 different color schemes – here’s a closer look at each one.

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For this one, I went with Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  The sentiment is from Feather Together.

On this one, I went with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

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For this last one, I used Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Smoky Slate.

I am pretty happy with how they came out – a little different and a great way to use up scraps!  The squares range from 1/4″, 1/2″ 3/4″ and 1″.

Relatively simple card – which is sometimes needed when you are in a rush.

Which color combo do you like?

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Falling Flowers

Hi!  Today I have a card I CASE’d (Copy and Selectively Edit) from Jen Timko.  Here is Jen’s card.  I truly loved this card – so decided to make my own.

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I love how mine turned out!  The subtle colors on the dark wood background – just seems so warm to me!

My card base is Thick Whisper White with a sheet from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack covering the front.

The flowers are from the Falling Flowers set.  The leaves are from Painted Harvest set and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.   The flowers are stamped in Soft Sky and So Saffron on coordinating card stock then die cut with the coordinating May Flowers dies.  The leaves are stamped in Always Artichoke on coordinating card stock and punched with the leaf punch.  The circles use both the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits.   The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and I used the Triple Banner punch to flag the end of it.  The ribbon is Soft Sky classic weave ribbon.  A few Enamel shapes finish off the card.

What do you think?  I am going to make a few more of these and send them out – hopefully they will brighten someone’s day!

Don’t forget, the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale ends next week on October 31st!  The Wood Textures paper used above is part of this awesome deal!  Just click the special on the right to place your order in my on-line store.

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Thankful

Hi! How are you today?  I hope doing well! My card for you today features a few different sets – I hope you like it!

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The big leaves are from Vintage Leaves and are stamped in Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler.   The three little leaves are from Painted Autumn and are stamped in Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from Paisleys and Posies and is stamped in Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.   I added a touch of Linen Thread to finish off the card.

A sheet from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is used as the background for my leaves. (This DSP is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Designer Series Paper Special happening this month!)  The base is a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of Always Artichoke Card stock.

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Fun with Markers

Hi!  How are you?  Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you!

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I am doing a Stamps, Paper, Ink class on Friday and this is one of the cards I am offering.  The balloons are from the Balloon Celebration set and are stamped in Dapper Denim and Old Olive.  The outline of the balloons are full strength ink while the “dots”, I stamped on scrap before stamping on the cardstock.  Both balloons have been punched with the coordinating Duo Balloon punch.   For my sentiment – I didn’t just want all one color and didn’t like the look of one word in one color and the other in the opposite.  Inspiration struck – I took my Dapper Denim and Old Olive markers and colored the words in diagonal strokes.  I didn’t worry about how “thick” each stripe was and even if they lined up between the words.  I love how it turned  out!  I used a few of the Glimmer Dots to finish off the card.  I hope the attendees on Friday like it!

Don’t forget, October 10 is the last day to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making special!  15% off select stamps and note card/envelope packs!  Not to mention, Fast Fuse adhesive for $10 with 2 FREE refills!  A $15 savings!  You’ll find all the details by clicking on the WCMD special on the right!

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A FALL Eclipse

Hi!  We have moved into Fall here in New England and the temperatures are definitely more seasonal.  This is  a card we did at a September workshop – such a fun technique and a great way to celebrate fall.

If you haven’t tried the Eclipse technique, I did give some directions in this post.

My colors for this card:  Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso for the flowers.  The leaves  are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  The copper ribbon was the perfect accent for this card.

Since there aren’t two “L”‘s in the Large Letter Framelit set, I used an “E” to get my spacing then removed it before running through the Big Shot with FAL.   I then moved the L and ran through again to get the last “L” in the word.

It’s a new month and a New Year in the Stampin’ Up! world, so we are kicking it off with not 1 but 2 awesome sales!!

First, get ready for World Card Making Day with these special offers!

 

Second, Designer Series Paper Special!!

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Have A Cuppa

Hi!  Today I bring you a Cup of Cheer!  Love this Merry Cafe set in the Holiday Catalog!

Merry Cafe, Coffee, Winter, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am not a coffee drinker, so the Coffee Cafe set in the Annual Catalog did not do much for me.  However, I do love hot chocolate and tea – and love that the Merry Cafe set covers both – plus can be used for Hallowee, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter and Valentines!  How much more versatile can you get?  And, if you are a coffee drinker – it pairs well with the Coffee Cafe set and coordinating dies!

This card is very quick and easy – and is one of the options for the attendees at Saturday’s Stamp Buffet.  The background behind the cup is watercolored with an Aqua Painter.  The snowflakes are stamped after die cutting the mug.  The sentiment is stamped first since the die does add the little ridges for to the wrapper.   I did use dimensionals to pop up the lid -those cute little mini ones work perfectly!  A little bling with the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper, Perfect Accents and Natural Linen thread, and voila!   Perfect card for winter – or any occasion really!  Tuck a gift card inside and use it for a birthday!

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Love Fall?

Hi! Today I am hopping with the Stamp It! Group for a Halloween/Fall themed hop!

I came across this fun and easy fold and thought I’d share it with you today for my fall card.

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I used Lovely as a Tree for my center panel giving it fall colors.  I colored directly with markers on the stamp, then used a blender pen and ink to fill in the trunk and grass.  The birds are hand drawn with a marker.   I sponged a bit of Soft Sky around the tree.   The sentiment is from One Big Meaning.  I colored the Thank You with the Cajun Craze marker so that I could omit the other words on the stamp.  The acorns are from Painted Harvest and stamped in Crumb Cake for the nut and Early Espresso for the top.

The Designer Paper on the outside is from the Painted Autumn Designer Series pack.  The inside panels are from the Wood Textures Designer Series stack.

So, how do you make the card.  Here are the directions:

  1. Base: 4 1/4″ x 8″ – score at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″
  2. Fold down on the 1 1/4″ and 6 3/4″ score lines and up on the other two.
  3. Designer Series Paper Panels measure 1″ x 4″.
  4. The center image panel is 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  The Cajun Craze mat is 2 3/4 x 4″.
  5. The sentiment panel is 1″ x 5 1/4″. The Early Espresso mat is 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  6. To attach the bridge, lay the card so it is folded on the left hand side but flat on the right hand side.  See picture below.
  7. Apply Tear & Tape to just the two ends of the bridge so that the card can move and stand upright.
  8. The size of the card allows for mailing in our standard card envelopes.

I hope you like my card!

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