Monday, January 27, 2020

Heart to Heart homemade DSP


 Isn't this pretty?
THe base card is Flirty Flamingo with a layer of From my heart Specialty DSP - it has a metallic shine.  Took a piece of whisper white and stamped the flowers in flamingo then I used the Granny Apple Green to stamp the leaves then red flowers until I filled the whole piece of paper with the flowers and leaves.  I used the real red marker to add a few dots in clusters of 3 and it makes it so much more interesting.

Stamp the sentiment on a whisper white piece diecut with Stitched Rectangle Die and mount it also on red cardstock and mount the whole thing with dimensionals.  I also added a little heart sequin (retired)

Monday, January 20, 2020

Valentine Heart Foil Tins

So Cute! the Heart doily fits the Heart Foil Tins perfectly.
The DSP has little hearts that you can punch out with the scallop heart punch.
Stamp the dotted heart outline and the sentiment in red and punch out. 
I got a little smudge on the white while I was working on it and the From My Heart Faceted Gems fit there perfectly.  Ha Ha Ha.
Cut 2 strips of Real Red 3/8" double stitched satin ribbon underneath the doily to mimic arrows.
Fill with treats and give to someone special. You can also put a message on the bottom of the tin underneath the treats as well.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday to You


This is one of the make and take at our January Stampin' with Lynda.
Base card is Seaside Spray embossed with Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder
I stamped the birthday cake with versamark onto shimmery white cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. Colored the flowers with Highland Heather and Gorgeous grape, leaves with old Olive, cake with seaside spray and cake base with Smoky Slate.

I added a strip of Highland Heather on the side and mounted the whole thing with dimensionals. 
Sentiment is from Label Me Bold stamped with Gorgeous Grape and handcut and mounted with a dimensional as well.   Love the soft look.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Mini Curvy Keepsake Box candle holders



We made these for my December Tags, Bags and Boxes class. It is a candle holder using the Mini Curby Keepsake box.  I love that it is just one pass on the bigshot- I hate putting pieces together. 
Only thing is that the candle with the flame do not fit as it is too high.

The flameless "ash" lights fit fine though- see left. I got it at Bed Bath and Beyond.  I found a pack of 4 at Michael's but it is more than double the cost of the glass flame ones.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Card 2019



 This is the Christmas Card I made for 2019.  The base card was store bought- I got 2 different designs.  I stamped the tree from Perfectly Plaid set - I stamped the image in Garden Green, then stamped off behind it and again behind that to create the depth of trees.

The tree farm image is from Avery Elle but it was too big so I stamped it and colored it and used an old stampin up digital scrapbooking program (retired) to shrink it down then I had to cut all of it out by hand. I did put glitter and Snowfall Accents but it bubbled up the photopaper when I heated it up so I just stuck to the glitter with glue.
The inside of the card was made by folding the separate piece of whisper white cardstock - I handcut the top in a wavy pattern to create a hill. I also mounted a piece of Soft Sky cardstock (that I have been hoarding as it is retired) . 
the middle fold was stamped with the sentiment from Greatest Part of Christmas Hostess set in real red.

The car die is from Tim Holtz' Home for the Holidays die set. I love the whimsical image but it was designed to be on a card and not 3D so I used a pencil to outline the car and part of the tree and wheels to create a base car that I could
 mount the car, tree, presents and tires.

I took the picture of the family as if we are sitting in the car- and played with it until I could fit it inside the window-  yes, I did make a 100 of these.

The trees are from the same set and I diecut them out from a variety of different green cardstock.

I had been saving package plastic and I cut them into 1/4 inch strips and used them with gluedots to create the pop up.


 you can find detailed instructions on how to make popup stage card here: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/Popupstage/

I used Snowfall Accents with Dazzling diamonds sprinkled on top then heated with the glue gun to create snow in front of the car  (although hard to see here) but be careful the heat can make the plastic go wonky. I also put some snow on the trees on some of the cards.
we are at the tree farm and we are taking the tree home- get it?

This was what I had in mind when I saw this die and it came out close to what I imagined.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Gift ideas

 We have a Christmas party where we make things to exchange and this was one by Gayle - a wooden wreath wrapped with moss and a variety of succulents attached - all you have to do is mist it regularly  Gorgeous!
This is a basket made using rolled up ribbons filled with candy - adorable!

 Marisa homemade all these cookies including the homemade Oreo ! although I have to say I did not get to taste any of these cookies as they were completely devoured by my family ...

I also got the best present ever- a whole pack of diecut boxes and bags to use throughout the year - totally useful!


This is a bag wrapped in ribbon filled with treats
These are things we made previous years:
die cut box using christmas cardstock.
Little paperbag decorated with DSP, filled with treats, tied with ribbon and a tag
scallop the edge of the bad with the scallop punch (retired)
This is the fancy bag diecut and decorated with holiday images. 


bag made using the bagmaker and diecut window with the ornament die- line with a clear plastic to keep the candy in- 

this was a box which was part of the advent calendar kit a few years ago- i was giving them out separately and it was so cute.
this is the curvy keepsake box made into a santa outfit that I got from one of my friends
you make a coordinating box that fits the base and glue it in.
so lots of little gift and treat ideas for you to make for your friends and loved ones....

Monday, December 23, 2019

Perfect Santa Parcel


This was one of the projects from my Tags Bags and Boxes workshop for the holidays.

Cut 2 pieces using the perfect parcels box die and put it together
How to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-wEqbWF9T0

add a 1/2 inch strip of white on one side only.
Add a strip of 3/4 inch black paper band.

I did not have a die that would cut the belt buckle but I did have a 3/4 inch square punch so I cut strips of gold foil paper 1 1/4 inch wide then turned it around and marked it every 1 1/4 inches  with a ruler then from corner to corner I put an x to get it centered then punched it out. 
I love the how it can be laid flat for packing - I made a gazillion of these for my favors for my staff and friends. It will hold a gift card as well so you can add some candy and a gift card or some money- it is super cute, super easy once you get the hang of how to glue to box bottom.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Peaceful Boughs


Basecard is Mossy Meadow.
Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Boughs and diecut it using the coordinating die (is this not a gorgeous die? ) mount with dimensionals.

diecut the smaller pine cones - cut solid pine cones using Soft Suede and the top layer with expresso,  diecut the pine needles with Mossy Meadow.  Take a layer of Merry Merlot and behind it a layer of Gold Foil sheet.
Mount the pinecones using dimensionals and then add streaks of Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and heat up to make puffy as shown- less is sometimes more-
Add some dazzling diamonds on top using fine tip glue or multipurpose liquid glue

Monday, December 2, 2019

Snowman Season




The base card is real red with a strip of DSP on the right. Take Pear Pizazz and emboss with Winter Knit 3D EF.  Take the Stitched Shapes circle die and stamp the Snowman Season in tuxedo black memento and color in using Stampin' Blends as shown.

Take a strip of Gray Granite and diecut using Stitched Nested Labels. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder  and mount with dimensionasl.

Then the best part- use Snowfall Accents puff paint and heat it up to make snowballs falling.
it just makes the card.
I bought 3 bottles thinking I was going to use it for my christmas cards and I am barely part way through the first bottle!  You really need a tiny dot of it. Love this stuff.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Seasonal Wreaths


base card is Granny Apple Smith and layer of Pumpkin Pie embossed with Scripty 3D .
Stamp the wreath with Tuxedo Black Memento pad and color in using stampin blends pumpkin, real red, soft suede and pear pizazz.
Take piece of vellum and stamp sentiment from For the Love of Felt set using Versamark and emboss using the gold embossing powder.
take large clear rhinestone (retired) and color it using the pumpkin Stampin' blends - you can make any crystal color you want using clear rhinestones and any stampin blends you have!
use the mini dimensionals under the crystals to mount the vellum.