September 25, 2011

I wasn't planning on posting a card today, but everyone's sleeping and I thought I would check out today's Featured Stamper challenge on splitcoast stampers and so here I am.  Today's featured stamper is bensarmom and this is her card that I decided to case.

I decided to keep the three pumpkins and Thanksgiving theme of her card, but I changed the stamps used and I also added some dry embossing, sponging and I omitted the leaves.

I used the Stampin' Up! Jack of All Trades stamp set to make my card and I love that you can use this set for creating Thanksgiving/Fall cards as well as Halloween cards.   Below is a picture of the Jack of All Trades stamp set and you will find it in the idea book & catalog and it retails for $23.95 for wood mount and $17.95 for the clear mount set. 
To create my background I embossed the front of my card using the Framed Tulips embossing folder. Then I embossed my old olive piece of card stock and I placed that on top of my white card base. My pumpkin layer is sponged using pumpkin pie and riding hood red ink.

To create my three pumpkins I first stamped and cut them out. Then I sponged around the edges using pumpkin pie and riding hood red ink. I stamped the stems using old olive ink and my sentiment is from a retired set called holiday & wishes.

I used dimensionals to raise up my pumpkin layer, but my card is still relatively flat and it would be perfect for sending through the mail.  Have a great day!  See you back here Monday morning.

Stamps: Jack of All Trades, Holidays & Wishes
Card Stock: White, Old Olive
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Supplies:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, SU Scissors, Dimensionals
Technique: Sponging, Dry Embossing, 2 Step Stamping

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September 24, 2011

Good morning! I normally don't post on the weekends, but I just realized that I hadn't posted this card to show everyone, plus hubby isn't home so I have time for my blog this morning.

This is a card I made for a card swap I hosted this past summer. It was a Christmas in July swap. I'm sorry this photo isn't that great, but I don't have any of these cards left to retake it- I gave them all away within my swap. This was a real easy card to make and it's perfect if you like to make your holiday cards since this card is flat and it won't require extra postage.

I first stamped my image using bravo burgundy ink and then on another scrap piece of card stock I stamped the same image again using old olive ink. Then all I did was punch out the portions of the stamp I wanted to be green and place them over top of my first stamped image. I used dimensionals so that they would be raised up just a little bit. You can do this with any portion of the image you like; on my card here I decided to punch out 2 of the flowers along the top and the snowflake in the word joy along the bottom.

I know it's hard to see in my photo so I wanted to point out that in the word season the letter O has a rhinestones jewel inside it.

The burgundy strip of paper along the left side of my card is actually a 1/4" edge from my designer series paper that I folded over. I do this a lot when I want a little bit of a different edge and it's so easy to do. Then along the right side of my background paper I punched a small strip of old olive card stock using my scallop border punch.

Well, that's about it for today. I promised my son that we would make cupcakes today so I'd better run.  We are going to try and make those new Fun da-middles cupcakes with the filling in the center.  Have a great rest of the weekend!
Stamps:  Season of Joy
Card Stock: White, Old Olive, SU Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Supplies:  Scallop Border Punch, Rhinestones Jewels, Dimensionals, 1/4" Circle Punch

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September 23, 2011

Hi everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful end to the week. Today I have something very special to share with you. I had a box of picture frames I picked up at Kmart last year on Black Friday and last week I decided to open it. I looked at the frames and try to make a piece of framed art and so this is what I came up with.

I knew I wanted to use the word 'family' and so that was the beginning for my project. From there I picked out my Stampin' Up! designer series paper, and that lead me to using my Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.

I began by creating my background layout and then I worked on stamping the letters and I layered them onto my SU designer series paper. There is a burgundy layer along the bottom that I punched using my eyelet border punch.

Next, I stamped the word happy from my Define Your Life stamp set and placed that in the middle along the bottom and then I stamped and cut out the flower images. Then I added my embellishments and here I decided to go with two pieces from my hodge podge hardware set and I added a small piece of ribbon through the square clip hardware.

The last thing I needed to do was to frame my page.  This was a really easy project and I had fun making it.  I ended up making two more framed are projects and I'll be sharing those projects with you within the next week or so. 

I've posted a few pictures below and the last picture I was trying to get a close up for you.  If you click on the photos a new window will open with a larger image so that you can see it better.


I originally made this to sell at an upcoming craft show that i will be attending, but I really like the way this turned out so I might keep it for myself instead. I hope you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet, Heartfelt Thanks, Define Your Life
Card Stock: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, SU Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, Hodge Podge Hardware, Eyelet Border Punch, SU Scissors- for cutting flowers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Photo Frame
Technique: 2 Step Stampin

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September 22, 2011

Good afternoon!  Today I'm sharing a project that I stumbled on while I was looking through the resources on splitcoast stampers.  Here is the link if you would like the directions to make these adorable buckets.

The pumpkin one was the first one I made and I followed the directions exactly like in the tutorial.  The second (ghost) I made on my own.  Basically all the directions you need are in the tutorial so I won't go into detail explaining how I made them. 

I need to get some candy next time I'm at the store and with a little grass or crimped card stock (cut into strips) these will be just perfect.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make it a great day!

Stamps: None
Card Stock:  White, Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black, Pumpkin Pie
Supplies:  Pillow Box Die, Big Shot, Brads, Hole Punch, Sponge, Punches:  Large Oval, Photo Corners, 1" Circle, 1/4" Circle, 1 1/4" Square
Technique:  Sponging

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September 21, 2011

Hi everyone!  I feel as though I've been MIA, but I'm back.  My kids are back in school now and these past two weeks I have been working on getting some things made for some local upcoming craft shows so I have lots to share with you.

Today I thought I would share a little something different.  I found these thermos cups/mugs at my local Dollar store and I thought how cute they would be with some Stampin' Up! designer series paper inside them.  They are simple to design.  All you need to do is to use the template provided for you inside the cups and trace it onto your designer series paper and cut out. 

I ended up making 6 of these thermos cups, but I took my photo when I only had three of them made- anyway you get the idea.  If you click on the photos they will enlarge so that you can see them better.  On two of these cups I did add a little something extra, but you really don't need to. 

--The first cup is just designer series paper. 

--The second cup I tried to add a band around the middle with a stamped image layered onto a scallop circle.  The band around the middle was sort of tricky since the cups are a cylinder shape and it was hard to get the shape correct.

--The third cup just has a punched scallop border along the bottom and that too was a bit tricky since the cups are a cylinder type shape plus it took me a few tries to line up the scallops.

The other three mugs I made were just using designer series paper and I think they are just as pretty as the two I tried to embellish.

This photo below is a picture of the what the thermos cups/mugs look like when I bought them at the Dollar store.

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up! designer series paper
Ink: Razzleberry
Supplies: Scissors, Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Cicle Punch,

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