September 29, 2013

Merry Little Christmas

Hi Stamping Friends.  I know ... when you see all the Christmas stuff in stores, it's like "oh no, it's too soon for all the Christmas decorations"!  But in stamping, it definitely not too soon for making Christmas cards! 

This card made using the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit (#132158).  This card kits contains enough elements to make 8 cards: cardstock cards, envelopes, envelope liners, die-cut Designer Series Paper and cardstock accents, buttons, Baker’s Twine. Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  I used the stamp set O Holy Night (Wood 131832, Clear 131835).

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September 26, 2013

Perfect Blend Gift Card Holder

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is a CASE from a swap at convention.  I finally got around to making one myself.  Perfect Blend is one of my favorite sets.  This is the "perfect" gift card holder for someone who loves coffee.  The colors are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Natural Ivory.  The embossing folders are Pretty Print Textured Impressions and Argyle.

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September 21, 2013

Christmas Ornament Card

Hi Stamping Friends.  I'm amazed how quickly these weeks fly by!  Today was Christmas Card making class.  This is one of the cards we did.

The colors are crumb cake, cherry cobbler, very vanilla, gumball green, silver glitter, and Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set is Christmas Collectibles and punched with the Christmas Ornament Punch (Bundle priced).  The bow is 1/8" silver ribbon.

Christmas Ornament Punch (Item #132152)

Christmas Collectibles (Wood 131772, Clear 131775)
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September 15, 2013

Truly Grateful Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is one of the cards we will be making in our monthly club tomorrow night.  This is definitely one of those that is so much prettier in real life!  The colors are soft sky, early espresso, and very vanilla.  The stamp set is Truly Grateful.  I used the Expressions Thinlet for the "thanks", but I actually modified it.  The thinlet actually spells out "thankful", so I snipped the "f" to make an "s", and now I have "thanks".  I did see it somewhere on Pinterest, but I thought I would give it a try.  I also used the labels framelits and chalk talk framelit (which work fantastic using the Big Shot Magnetic Platform which is now back in stock!!!).

Expressions Thinlits Dies (132171)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
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September 13, 2013

Rev Up the Fun

Hi Stamping Friends.  My granddaughter needed a card for a boy classmate's 8th birthday.  The Rev Up the Fun Stamp set was the perfect boy set (that I had anyway) ... The number 8 came from cutting out the number from the Soho Subway designer paper.
Soho Subway Designer Paper #130140
The colors for the card are Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Soho Subway Designer Paper. 

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September 10, 2013

Starburst Birthday

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is one of the cards we made at our recent technique class, called starburst technique.  After placing the papers on the card, I ran it through the Big Shot using the square lattice embossing folder for extra texture.  The Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper worked perfectly for this technique.  I really never would have put pool party with these colors, but since it was part of the paper, it's not too bad.  The stamp set is Truly Grateful and the sentiment is Four You.  I love the candy dots as an accent on the side. 

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September 06, 2013

Butterfly Congrats

Hi Stamping Friends.  What a week!!!  I started a new full time job (other than Stampin' Up!), and now my commute time is much longer than I had in my previous job.  It's amazing how much extra time that has taken out of my stamping schedule.  Hopefully I'll get into a routine soon so I can balance it all out.

Today's card features the small butterfly punch that is available for this month's bundle special.  The colors are Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Black, and Modern Medley designer series paper.  The stamp set is Itty Bitty Banners.  It's a little hard to tell, but the black background is embossed using the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 

The butterflies were punched first, then punched with the postage stamp punch.

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Transforming Gold to Silver Technique

Technique time.  This was a technique I happened to stumble upon. Using Stazon (or alcohol pad), you can remove the gold from the gold foil ...