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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stampin' Up Balloon Celebration

Let The Balloons Fly

Birthday Card made with 110# Whisper White card stock base, I cut a curve off the bottom of the front and poked holes for interest then backed it with some pretty Kaleidoscope polka dotted paper.  Balloons were stamped in Strawberry Slush and Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.  Strings were drawn in with a Stampin' Dazzle Silver Marker.

Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms

Old Olive card stock base cut with the new Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  Matching Designer Paper "Botanical Gardens.  Leaf is stamped and cut from Mossy Meadow.  Flowers were cut from the same Botanical dies and with a touch of Cajun Craze ink with Jewels Basic Rhinstone added to the centers.  Sentiment is from February 2015 Paper Pumpkin "Layers of Gratitude".

Inside of the card was stamped with "Hello" from Stampin' Up 2016 Sale-A-Bration set Hello, free with any $50 purchase from Stampin' Up beginning January 5, 2016.  Flowers are from the Botanicals for You set (another freebie choice with a $50 order)

Stampin' Up Sky Is The Limit....In 2016

For this card I used 110# Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  The background stamp sets used are:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar (Watercolored sky) and Wonderland (tree tops).  Sky and clouds were stamped in Soft Sky.  The airplane was stamped in Basic Black and cut out, dimensionals hold it in the sky.  Frosted Sequins embellishments add texture and interest to the sky.

Another Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration Free stamp set with a $50 order beginning January 5, 2016.

Stampin' Up Honeycomb Happiness Blue Bird

Stampin' Up
Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White with ta touch of Pumpkin Pie
I stamped the bird from Honeycomb Happiness (2016 Sale-A-Bration) in Basic Black onto Soft Sky card stock and shaded him with the Soft Sky Marker, then colored his beak and feet with Pumpkin Pie Marker, cut him out and glued him to the Whisper White after stamping the balloon first.  I then stamped the balloon onto Daffodil Delight and cut it out and glued it over the stamped image, and added white gel pen for a hightlight.  Sentiment was made using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.

This darling little bird stamp set is Free with any $50 order from Stampin' Up starting 
January 5, 2016.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Treat/Money Box

The measurements for this box are as follows:

8 3/4" x 11 3/4" card stock
Score with 8 3/4" side at top of scoreboard at 3 1/4, 4, 7 1/4, 8, and 11 1/4"
Turn and score with 11 3/4" side at top of scoreboard at 3/4, 7 1/2, and 8 1/4"

For the money holder cut a piece of card stock at 2 x 6 3/4" and punch out a half circle in the center top at 3 3/8"

Cut two pieces of designer paper at 2 7/8" x 6 1/2"

Cut one piece of neutral colored card stock for the sentiment at 2 1/2" x 5"

For instructions on how to cut and tape/glue the box together head on over to Angela Pajyas - Stamping With Amore YouTube video showing how to put her design together:

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy Winter

It's cold outside... so I thought I would make up some little pouches of comfort and joy.  Each pouch contains a packet of Hot Cocoa Mix, a Candy Cane and Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark, yum!

Stampin' Up:  Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock and Square Pillow Box Thinlits - Dies, Whisper White Ribbon, and Dimensionals
Copic Markers
Darice Snowflakes Embossing Folder

Burrrr!  Think I'll go make some hot cocoa.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rudolph Hot Cocoa Holder

Here is another Hot Cocoa Holder made with the Stampin' Up Square Pillow Box Die.
Ears:  Large and Medium Oval Punches
Eyes:  Medium Punch, Black and White, 3/4" circle punch Soft Suede lids, cut in half.  Black oval for eyes was placed in the 1" circle punch and trimmed down.  White gel pen.
Muzzle is a 1 3/8" circle, Nose is 3/4" circle red glitter paper.  Mouth is cut from Real Red using the oval punch.  Antlers are punched from the Tree Builder Punch.  I drew a black line for the mouth.

Peppermint and Cocoa Mug

This pillow box cocoa mug is for CC558 A Tip Top Chocolate Wonder challenge.

Pouch is made with the Stampin' Up square pillow box die, mug handle was cut by using two oval dies.  I ran the mug pieces through the big shot with a Darice Snowflake embossing folder.

Sentiment and Candy Cane from SU "A Little Something" stamp set stamped in Chocolate Chip and Watermelon Wonder, and cut with accessories in the Square Pillow Box dies set.

Check out more on my Split Coast Stampers Gallery:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pillow Box Pouch

This sweet little pouch holds a teabag and chocolate and was cut with the Pillow Box Punch Board.

Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock was stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Mint Macaron and Versamark with Champange embossing powder.  A small piece of burlap was glued to the bottom front.  Vintage leaves were stamped on Whisper White with Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and Tip Top Taupe, cut out with matching die cuts.  Thank You banner is from Itty Bitty Banners and basic jewels finish off the embellishments.

Finished size is 2 1/4" x 4"

Christmas Thank You Tag Teabag Holders

December Tea Bag Tags

Tag bases were cut out on the Cricut using Stampin' Up dsp and other papers.  SU Vellum was cut to size, stamped with sentiment from Winter Memories (retired) and heat embossed with White embossing powder then sewn to the base that had been covered with dsp and a piece of lace.  Vellum pocket holds a tea bag.  SU Real Red Ribbon is tied around the tag and used for the top.  Candy Canes and Holly Leaves were also cut from Cricut.  Red buttons from my stash.

December Tea Bag Thank You

My second teabag holder was made using leftover card  from SU Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (retired) and embellished with die cut doily, Star punch, and Snowflake Thinlits die, gold ribbon and a jewel.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bird Among The Branches

Card base is 110# Black card stock.  Front background is stamped with Versamark and Champagne embossing powder and heat set.  Stamp sets used for the background are Stampin' Up Awesomely Artistic and Simply Sketched.

Old Olive pine leaves were die cut with a Tim Holtz die, painted with Tattered Angels Glam Glitter Pain in Organic Garden, dried, then the edges were dipped in Versamark and Champagne embossing powder.

Berry branches were cut out with the Cricut using the Joyous Season cartridge, at 1" then painted with the Organic Garden green.  Rich Razzelberry ink was added to Milled Lavender Distress Stickles and painted onto the berries.  Rich Razzelberry ink was also used to dye the seam binding ribbon for the bow.

Bird Sketch is from Fun Stampers Journey, stamped in Momento Black, colored with Copics and a touch of Rich Razzelberry and fussy cut.

Card base is 8 1/2 x 8 folded in half for a finished size of 4 x 8 1/2

Lost Lagoon Poinsettia

Card base is 110# white card stock, embossed with the Stampin' Up Softly Falling embossing folder.  The Poinsettia from SU Joyful Christmas (retired) was stamped in Versamark onto Lost Lagoon card stock, the leaves were stamped onto Mossy Meadow, white embossing powder was heat set and then fussy cut.  Basic Jewel Pearls were used in the center of the flower.  A 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" strip of Lost Lagoon was stamped with the sentiment and heat set as well.

Shaved Ice Poinsettia

Base of card is 110# White Card Stock.

First I die cut the poinsettia and leaves then Gesso was applied to the front of the card mat, flower and leaves.  Mat was covered with Inka Gold Hydrangea and left to dry.  Flower was then covered with Crystal Glitter Dimensional paint and dipped in Stampendous Shaved Ice.

Stampin' Up French Script background stamp (retired) was inked up in Versamark and stamped onto the mat, then white embossing powder was heat set.  Two corners of the the mat were painted with Crystal Glitter Dimensional paint and dipped in Stampendous Shaved Ice.  The leaves were painted with Tattered Angels Glam Glitter Paint in Organic Garden green.

Say What?!?! Nacho Birthday Card

I just love this Stamping Bella - Christine Grove Collection stamp, Nacho is so surprised..."Say What?!?!"  This is for my sister who has a milestone birthday this month.  Sometimes it is hard to believe that we are all grown up and living far from one another.  One thing we will always share is our love of little dogs and I think his expression is priceless.

Used for this card:

Stampin' Up Whisper White and Moonlight DSP
Nacho is colored with Copics

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Love you to the core

"How 'bout them apples"

This card was made for Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #30.

Check out this challenge here:

Card Recipe:
A2 Base 110# white
4 x 5 1/4" Cherry Cobbler mat
3 1/8 x 4 1/4" Black mat
3 x 4 1/8" White
Stampin' Up Sun Ripened Apple stamp
CTMH Sweet Life sentiment
1/2 Doily
Seam Binding ribbon died with Cherry Cobbler ink
SU Jewels Basic Rhinestones colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities pen

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Wilderness Awaits A Silent Night

This card is for the Technique Lovers Challenge 558 White Silhouettes over at Split Coast Stampers.
I started with a SU Night of Navy card stock base and White Embossing powder using the Deer from Stampin' Up The Wilderness Awaits, and sentiment from Wonderland.   The Twinkle Star is by Crafty Secrets.  I took liberty with a white Gelly Roll pen to extend the mountain to the edges of the mat.  

Monday, October 26, 2015

October Fun

Card base is basic black card stock.  Hello Honey is stamped with the Stamping' Up Woodgrain stamp in Baked Brown Sugar ink.  Window scene is from SU Happy Scenes and colored with sponge daubers ink and markers, highlighted with Gelly Roll white.  Hello Honey 1/4" holes were formed with a stylus adhered with glue then covered with Glossy Accents.  Window die cut is from SU Hearth and Home.  The wonderfully colorful owl is a button from Dress It Up with the shank cut off and then glued to the card.  I love the colors of this card.  

I have entered this card in the Dragonfly Journeys Challenge No. 29, "October Colors, Anything Goes"  

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Gift Card Holders

A variety of gift card holders for Halloween

These gift card holder cards fit into an A2 envelope

Inside of the card, gift card can be attached on upper flap with a glue dot.

To make these cards hop on over to Split Coast Stampers and check out the tutorial by Julie Davison for the Flap Fold or Tent Fold card.

Stampin' Up stamp sets used for these cards:  Halloween Frights, Bitty Boos, Howl-o-ween Treat, Toxic Treats and Mingle All the Way

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkin

I made this card for Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #26 "It's The Great Pumpkin!"

Card base is SU Mossy Meadow, frame is Pumpkin Pie.

First I drew a pumpkin onto Canson watercolor paper and painted it with SU Re-inkers in Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie and Tangelo Twist.  Then I stamped the image with Gorgeous Grunge in Mossy Meadow, then Versamark and heat set with gold embossing powder.  I did the same for the leaves.  Added some sequins and a bow as finishing touches.  Sentiment is CTMH:  Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving.

Thanks for taking a look today, now hop on over to Jeannie's blog and join in the fun:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Be Thankful

Watercolored Die Cuts

This is for Split Coast Stampers TLC554 Watercolor Those Die Cuts

First, I watercolored a sheet of Canson 140# XL watercolor paper with Stampin' Up, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi and Elegant Eggplant inks and water.

Then I stamped three of the leaves from Vintage Leaves stamp set all over the watercolored paper in Tip Top Taupe.

Leaves were die cut with coordinated Leaves Dies, then stamped with Gorgeous Grunge in Elegant Eggplant, dried then stamped again with Versamark and embossed with Recollections Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.

The edges of the leaves were then dipped into the Versamark and again embossed.

Base of card is 110" white card stock, with a pieces of Elegant Eggplant, Gold Foil and another piece of white card stock dry embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

Eggplant leaves were die cut to match the painted leaves and glued the the back of the watercolored leaves at the stems.  The leaves were then applied to the woodgrain card stock with dimentionals.  A piece of gold twine was tied to the leaf stems.

Sentiment was stamped onto white card stock, gold embossed design and then stamped the sentiment in elegant eggplant and punched it out with the Artisan Label punch.  Sentiment was backed with two Elegant Eggplant labels punched out and cut in half to frame the sentiment.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wobble Owl Birthday Card - Shake your hooty!

Isn't she the cutest little owl ever!  I made this for my girlfriend and fellow artist, Maria, for her birthday.  Maria's sorority mascot was an owl, so I'm always trying to find a clever card to invoke some great memories.
The card colors are SU Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.  Owl is a digital, enlarged and colored with Copics on Neenah Solar White.  And the best part is he WOBBLES!  Thus, the sentiment "Shake your hooty!!!"

Stamp set (leaves) from SU World of Dreams, sentiments are computer generated and cut out with the SU Feathers Framelits Dies.  Woodgrain embossing folder by Darice.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Spooky Cute Owl

Halloween Owl Card or Decoration.  Love those glistening owl eyes.  I used the Sizzix Owl bigz die and cut the owl out with 110# Black Card Stock and scraps.  Copics on the talons and Glossy Accents on the eyes.  Spooky cute!

Night Owl

Also in my stash, I cam across this Monochromatic card from a past class.  I made these cards in pinks, yellows, greens and this blue.  Stamp is Inkadinkado colored with Copics with Stickles added for some bling.

You Whoo!

I made this card a few years ago and I really enjoyed coloring the clip art baby owl with Copics.  Fussy cut the owl and branch, and die cut a hole in the front of the woodgrain embossed card.  It sort of looks like he is on a branch on the outside of the tree looking in, thus the blue sky in the background.  I will be making a few more of these cards and will post them here later.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thanks A Latte Paper Pumpkin Envelope Tea Bag Pouch

This is a pouch that holds tea bags made with supplies from the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit; Thanks A Latte .  The cup was colored with Derwent Inktense pencils in Antique White and Tangerine.  I added a succulent flower pod.

Halloween Treat Bags

A variety of treat bags made with the following supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted:

Papers:  Brown packaging paper (not SU)
Motley Monsters DSP
Cherry On Top Cotton 
Georgia Pacific Super Premium Bright White

Dies & Punches:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
Boo To You Framelits Dies
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Stamp Sets:  Fall Fest
Howl-o-ween Treat
Good Greetings
Tape It

Various Washi Tapes

Halloween Memory Book

Quick and easy Halloween Mini Album 
Cover is 5 3/4" x 12" scored at 5 3/4" and 6 1?4"  Spine edge binding is 3" x 5 3/4" scored at 1 1/4" and 1 3/4".  Cover can be decorated as desired.

Inside pages:  10 1/8" x 10 1/8" card stock scored at 5 1/8", quarter turn and score again at 5 1/8"; cut down one score line to center of page, then cut again 1/8" from first cut, this allows easier folding to make the inside pages.  With the cut side to your left fold top page from left to right then down.  Finally fold bottom left page from left to right forming the inside pages.  See photos below.

Pages were decorated with Stampin' Up designer paper: Motley Monsters, ghost is from the Fall Fest stamp set and dies, right side was popped up with pop dots leaving the left side of the ghost free to slide a photo underneath. 

Ghost page flipped up.

Witch page flipped open to the left.  Album completely open to reveal four pages for photographs and journaling.

Halloween Two Page Layout

This is an "altered" Scrapbook Fun Addicts kit designed by Terri Zaelit.  I changed the word Owl-O-Ween from the original kit and cut out the word Halloween from Cricut Cartridge Artiste page 77 at 2 3/4".  I love the bright colors used in this layout.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello Fall!

Peggy  Noe of Pretty Paper Cards designed this card in watercolor for Paper Pals, her original version can be found here:

For my CASED version of Peggy's design I used the same stamp sets SU Tin of Cards, For All Things, and the beautiful Vintage Leaves with matching die cuts.  I added a little Favorite Findings Owl Button to my seam binding ribbon.  

Tea Bag Holder / Thank You Card

Thank you card/tea bag holder.

White card stock cut at 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" scored at 3 1/2" and 7"
cut from score line down to edge of card stock on one end to make the envelope for the tea bag.
Decorate as desired before gluing bottom of inside of the card.
I used Stampin' Up Bordering Blooms stamp set and colored with Watermelon Wonder and Pistachio Pudding markers.  Other papers are scraps.  Vellum leaf die cut with Leaflets die, added glue to the edges and dipped in pink glitter.  Bead pin and seam binding dyed ribbon.  Small Olive Branch die by Memory Box.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Girlfriends - Bench Buddies

For Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #20 - Girlfriends

Card Base:  SU Tangerine Tango 5x5
Cratepaper Close Knit Seamstress 
SU Wild Wasabi
Neenah Solar White 
Ink:  Momento Black
Copic and SU Markers
Stamps:  Stamping Bella - Bench Buddies
Inkadindado - Nature's Garden
Stampin' Up - Itty Bitties

Sleigh Ride

For the CC545 color challenge Gold Foil Meets Very Vanilla over at Split Coast Stampers

Very Vanilla Card Stock
Gold Moire paper from The Paper Company
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set - Snow
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies - Gold Snowflakes
Sleigh Ride Edgelits Die - Sleigh Ride
Frosted Sequins - White Snowflakes
Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sailing Through Another Birthday

Stamp sets used are from Close To My Heart:
Seaside Greetings D1609 and Windy Day D1579
Stampin' UP Silver Embossing Powder, and Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Soft Sky inks were used to paint the image.
Watercolor and #110 White papers.

Nature Walk In The Morning

Inspired, and CASED, by Michelle Zindorf's "In The Morning" card found here:

Michelle is the QUEEN OF THE BRAYER technique and I so admire her hand with not only the brayer but a sponge, she is just AWESOME.  Now I am no where near her talent, but I gave it a go for the Splitcoaststampers CC544 Wisteria-Saffron-Coral color challenge.

Always Thinking Of You

Butterflies were cut out with Cricut Cartridge "Picturesque" page 54 in 1 1/2", 1 3/4" and 2" sizes then painted with Viva Inka Gold in Champagne, Hydrangea, and Lime Green.  Flower stamen was used for the antenna.

Flower and Scalloped oval punched out with SU punches and also colored with Inka Gold Carmine Red and Lime Green.

Washi Tape in turquoise flower burst, Gold glitter paper strip and scrap paper from my stash.

Base of card is #110 Vanilla card stock from Michaels.

Sentiment is from SU Express Yourself (Hostess)

Mixed Media Card

Card Ingredients:

Card Base is 110# Vanilla Michael's Card stock

Sizzix Die Cut Branch w/Leaves x 2 cut from kraft paper, splotched on white paint with my finger tips then sprinkled with very fine pink glitter.

Spellbinders Rose Creations:  Flower and leaves cut from Burlap ribbon that had been painted with white glue to stiffen.  Second set cut from Microwavable Waxed Paper, stacked and sewed a button from my stash to the center.

Stamped Sentiment is from Close to My Heart "Big Hug" D1584.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Stampin' Up Sneak Peek Jingle All The Way Stamp Set and Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies

Heavy card white card stock, gold foil paper, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, Snowflake Card Thinlits  dies, and frosted sequins embellishments.

Night of Navy paper splattered with bleach and white acrylic paint.  Whisper White card stock, Diamond Stickles painted on with a paint brush.