Sunday, November 25, 2018

Alpine Adventures

 I don't know why I love old sled images. Every time somebody comes out with one, I have to have it. The die was no exception and it did not disappoint.  A few years ago Stampin' Up had a Chirstmas card kit with diet cut sled pieces on it and I was hoping they would come out with die so I can make all the sleds I needed and they have!

Base Card of thick Whisper white, then layer of  Real red then Balmy Blue. 
I took Shimmery white cardstock and put a swash of water then Balmy Blue ink all over to create a background wash.  Then stamp the
snowflakes all over for s subtle background.

Diecut the sled from the Wood Textured DSP then mount with dimensionals.  Diecut a snowflake from Whisper White scrap. 

Stamp the berries in real red then stamp the leaves in Old Olive then diecut out. diecut the ribbon in Real Red. Add Rhinestone Jewels here and there to add a little sparkle.

Stamp the sentiment in Real red on a 1/2 inch strip of whisper white and attach with dimensionals. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Peaceful Poinsettia

Yes, it's the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas season is now officially here!

This poinsettia die is so beautiful.

Take a base of whisper white stamped with the image in  SmokySlate to add a little background.
Stamp the sentiment in poppy parade.
Add a strip of Poppy parade and then a strip of DSP from Under the Mistletoe.
Punch a bunch of leaves using the Sprigs punch,
diecut a piece of Poppy parade using the outline of poinsettia and then diecut red Glimmer paper
using the die - you can use both the outline and the detail diecut together to get the perfect outline- of course I did not even realize this until after I made my card so my cut was a bit wonky and uneven. LOL

put a bunch of rhinestone jewels in the center to finish off.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Take out Box Pumpkin

 I had this vision of a pumpkin from the Take out box but when I made it it just did not look like what I imagined. but when I turned it upside down, then Voila, it was how I imagined it.

I made a bunch of these at my last party and it was super easy to make.

Cut the box out and layered it together as shown. I used a pencil to draw the pumpkin lines before I put it together. 

Assemble the box, fill with treats, close the box and turn it upside down.

I took the leaf using the Leaf punch from stampin up and a tiny strip of Old Olive cardstock which I curled using a pencil.
I glued the two ends together to make a stem and mounted the whole thing on the boxtop where the pencil marks converged.
like this.

It was so easy and so cute!
Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been playing with other ideas for this box- love it!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Country Home

 Loved this set as soon as I laid my eyes on it.
Stamp the image and the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black. I wanted to use this for a non holiday card so wanted a neutral sentiment.  Color the image using the Stampin' Blends. Mint macaron for the pitcher. Do dark on the outside then use the light to blend it in - If you leave a strip of white in the center I think it looks better than if you color the whole thing.

I  used Calypso Coral to color the poppy pods light and dark and cut them out and mounted it using a tiny piece of dimensional to lift the top part and the green tomboy liquid glue to stick it down on the other side so only 1/2 of it pops up and I really like the effect.

Layered crushed curry and old olive behind the Whisper white layer.

take the Galvanized Metallic paper from Stampin' Up 2017-2018 Holiday catalog and cut a strip and emboss using the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (what a mouthful!) that creates this beautiful tinned tile look.

Layer the whole thing on basecard of Blackberry Bliss.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

 I am sorry but I made multiple attempts at correcting the above image but no go- for some reason it is stuck on its side.
First make the hat with 2 pieces in black using the tree punch - (retired Stampin' Up) and the 2 1/2 inch circle. cut out the center using the word window punch- also retired.  I  attached a black medium sized clothespin using glue dots to the triangle tree shapes- I also like to fold over a little of the tree to tape it onto the circle base as shown so it makes a hat.
punch a little square into the a 1/2 inch strip of glimmer paper and then cut it to make a buckle

 Diecut the take out box in green and stamp the sentiment from the Spooky Sweets set and punch out the bats using the spooky bats punch.

Clip the hat on top and I love the effect.

Here are some Spooky Treats I received from my friends to share with you all....

a Sweet little pouch from Annette
 This was card designed by Hermelinda for our swaps- the outside front
 on the inside- so cool!

 A cute treat by Deidre

 love the eyeballs - from Hermelinda
and an adorable box from Margery.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

my husband's birthday card


My husband wanted the Iwatch for his birthday and I wanted to make a card to reflect that.
I found this stamp from Lawn Fawn called You're Clawsome and it was perfect.

I found a picture of the watch on line and I shrunk it printed it out so that it would fit in the claw and I thought it was pretty perfect. 

I did put the picture of the kids on the other side as a momento as I always do.  It's fun to see the kids growing up more and more every year. 


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Impossible Card

 I had my class make this impossible card on one of our classes.  Base is Rich Razzleberry with Share What You Love DSP on top and whisper white layered with Pear Pizazz.  Layered with flower punched out from Pop of petals and layered with dimensionals, topped with a little Pearl Basic Jewel. So much fun.

You can find the direction at Splitcoast Stampers Tutorials by Dina Kowal
Have fun with it.  So many possibilities!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Love you to Pieces

I have a weakness for puzzle pieces.  Everytime I  see one of these dies I have to get it so of course when Stampin' Up came up with this one I had to add to my ever growing collection. BUt his is a really cute one. I used the base real red cardstock with a piece of whisper white and then the zigsaw pieces in Real Red.  I would advise that you tape the back of the pieces while they are still in the die so they don't go everywhere.  Just make sure you leave the tape behind one of them off so you can make it pop.  I then embossed the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed in silver and colored in the little flower and leaves with markers.  Put piece of powder pink ribbon on the back and some puzzle pieces diecut in same  then punch out the leaves with the Leaf punch - sort of like the sample in the catalog. Line the inside of the card with a piece of whisper piece and put the one piece of the puzzle that you left out on the inside.  How sweet is that?  I like the polka dot ribbon they used in the sample in the catty- love that little baby's breath type of look that it creates....

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Blow out the Candles catalog case

Is this not the most fun die cut ever?  I knew I was going to get it as soon as I saw the sample in the catalog. My card is more reverse but love the little confetti pieces. Base is whisper white with a layer of Real Red diecut with the Candles & Confetti framelits dies on two sides. Tie the silver ribbon ( retired) - diecut the circle scallop from Layering Circles Framelits and the circle from the Stitched Shapes.  Stamp the cake and base on a scrap piece of whisper white, stamp the color - real red and Lemon Lime  and die cut.  Stamp the sentiment in red and use dimensional to put it on.  Add some clear rhinestones and easy peasy birthday card that is just SO CUTE!
Many color combinations work so choose the birthday gal/guy's favorite colors and go at it!
One of my favorite die from the whole kit and caboodle is this confetti die.....

Monday, August 20, 2018

Broadway Birthday

This card is just so me.  I love the sign shape and i love that deep pink and black and gold combo.
I always want to have a birthday card as part of the pack I have for my stamping parties and this was one I had for one of my last parties. 
Base is Lovely Lipstick with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist diecut with the little twinkle border on both sides.  Die cut the frame in black.  Now this is where I wish Stampin' Up had a diecut for the white piece underlying it all because I had to free cut it so that I would get the white dots all around.
 Stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick and Pacific Blue , and cut a strip of DSP with the gold sparkles and a hat from the piece of hat DSP- I had a strip that I had everyone cut which ever one they wanted. The die was perfectly sized to do that or you could have stamped your own hat using the stamp as well. I love having a choice!  The balloon stem is from the set stamped with the pacific blue but I wanted more a balloon shape so I used the Balloon Bouquet punch for an easy balloon mounted with dimensionals.  You could put clear rhinestones for someone special all around - that would be nice.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Varied Vases catty case

On the corner of the main catalogue I saw this little card using the flowers from the Varied Vases and thought "how sweet is this?"  and thought to case it for a card and this is it.  Base is Petal Pink and then a layer of calypso coral.  Stamp the flowers in the same and Daffodil Delight to create your own personal DSP. Add a band of Sahara Sand CS diecut using the Stitched Labeled Framelits to create the cute little stitching, then  another layer of Calypso coral and Happy Friend from the Darling Labels punchbox.  Stamp it again in Daffodil and cut it out and use dimensionals to pop it up.  The flowers are retired stampin up.  Still cute, right?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Varied Vases class project

This was a very simple card for my class using the Vases Builder punch.  Base is Cherry Cobbler, with a layer of Crushed curry on top.  ON whisper white stamp the left vase and the orchid stem and the vase to the right and the flower and color them in with Stampin' Blends. 
Stamp and punch out the two vases on the right. Figure out where you want to put the middle vase and stamp then draw in the stem.  Stamp the sentiment.  Lay down the 5/8" Burlap ribbon on the bottom of the left vase then lay the right vase down on top directly then use dimensionals to pop up the middle vase.  Add a highlight on the vase using a white gel pen. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Color Your Season Morning Glory colors

I know this is available only for one month but it is an amazing set. I really LOVE the mutliple flower image that fills the whole card and it is not too difficult to fussy cut if you want to make it pop.  The 3 dies are amazing and I love the rolling leaves stamp too.  The little ribbon die is as sweet as it can be and in Highland Heather cardstock, really elegant.
 I diecut the shimmer CS first then stamped the flowers in the middle piece then I stamped the leaves on the outer piece.  Put the pieces where they may and used dimensionals to place the outer frame then used plain tape to stick the center piece directly onto the base white CS to make the outside pop just a bit.

After spending all that time coloring the flowers I thought it  a shame not to be able to show it so I stamped the sentiment onto a 1" strip of vellum with Versamark and heat embossed it using the white embossing powder.  then cut a piece of the pale purple ribbon with the die .  Add two pearls on either side of the vellum and then put a glue dot behind the pearls to hide the glue dot because it is visible. Mount the whole thing onto a whiper white cardstock.