Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stampin' Up! Day of Gratitude

I fell in love with this set and this patterned paper as soon as I looked at the new Holiday Mini Catalog, yet I've not found myself using it very much.  I'm glad I got it out yesterday and played with it.  I love the richness of the Autumn Spice textured patterned paper!  And Cajun Craze! Oh my! What a lovely fall color!
Do you like what I've done with the Day of Gratitude Set and Autumn Spice paper?  Coordinating products sure make it easy, that's one of my biggest loves about Stampin' Up!

Here are the dimensions:
Card base in Early Espresso is the standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half and creased with a bone folder.  The first layer of pattered paper is cut from one piece (it's striped on one side and has the leaf pattern on the other), 5 1/4 x 4 inches.  Then I cut it at 1 1/2 and flipped one side over. All edges were inked with Early Espresso with a Stampin Sponge. The leaf stamp was stamped in the corner as seen with Cajun Craze classic ink.  Another leaf was stamped onto a scratch piece of the same patterned paper and cut out.
The focal piece with the sentiment is a piece of very vanilla cut to 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches.  The patterned paper under that was cut at 2 1/2 x 3 inches.  The Cajun Craze layer under that was cut at 2 5/8 x 3 1/8.  All edges were inked with Early Espresso using a Stampin Sponge.
The sentiment was stamped using Stampin Write markers in Cajun Craze and Early Espresso.  I used Early Espresso taffeta ribbon layered with Chantilly Crochet Trim and tied around the focal piece.  I used a large Antique Brad on top of the ribbon. I also used this layered ribbon and trim on top of the first layer of patterned paper at the seam.
I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch to punch a piece of 4 inch Cajun Craze and then cut it in half and adhered the pieces just under the layered ribbon .
I adhered the layered focal piece with Stampin Dimensionals and the cut out leaf with Stampin Dimensionals.

Please let me know if you like it and if you have any questions by leaving a comment!
Till later!

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude (120835 or 121148)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670), Cajun Craze (119671)
Stampin Write Markers:  Early Espresso(119680), Cajun Craze (119678)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686), Cajun Craze (119684), Autumn Spice(120808)
Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (119275), Chantilly Crochet Trim (118480), Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (119964), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin Sponges (101610),

I didn't use the Big Shot, can you believe it?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stampin' Up! Day of Gratitude Card

I was in a Tim Holtz kind of mood when I made this card!  I used the newsprint from the Newsprint Designers Series paper pack...LOVE that pack!  I embossed the leaf patterns from the Day of Gratitude Stamp Set (Holiday Mini Catalog 2010) with Versa mark and embossed with Clear Embossing powder.  The top edge was punched with the Spiral Border Punch then all edges were distressed using the 7-sided distressing tool from the Cutter Kit. Then I used Stampin' Sponges to rub color all over the newsprint "revealing" the embossed images.  The technique is called emboss resist.  If you have any questions or comments about this card, please leave me a comment!
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Stamp Set:  Day of Gratitude (120835 or 121148)
Ink:  Poppy Parade (119782), Always Artichoke (105219), Daffodil Delight (119667), Early Espresso (119670), Versamark (102283)
Paper:  Always Artichoke (105119), Daffodil Delight (119683), Poppy Parade (119793), Newsprint DSP (117166)
Accessories:  Poppy Parade 1/2 " Poly Stitched Ribbon (119263), Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies (114508), Big Shot (113439), Scalloped Circle Punch (119854), Spiral Border Punch (119872), Stampin Sponges (101610), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder(109130), Powder Pals (102197), Heat Tool (100005), Embossing Buddy (103083), Cutter kit (106958)
NON Stampin' Up! Tools:  Stapler

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stampin Up Style Beautiful with Greenhouse Garden

This weeks Card of the Week was created combining two of my favorite stamp sets:  Style Beautiful and Greenhouse Garden.  And the technique used on the flower I found in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog on page 101.  I've been drooling over that page for some time now and finally had an idea breakthrough.  I love having that gorgeous Idea Book and Catalog as a reference for inspiration, don't you?

Measurements and instructions: 
Card base is standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Not Quite Navy folded in half. 
1st layer is 4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla, with the small medallion from Style Beautiful stamp set in Riding Hood Red Classic Ink. To this layer I also tied the Very Vanilla satin ribbon just above the line of stamped medallions.
Next layer is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 Not Quite Navy.
On top of that is a layer of 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 Very Vanilla stamped with the sentiment and the largest medallion from Style Beautiful in Not Quite Navy Ink.
The flower was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The 2 flower stamps were inked up with Riding Hood Red classic ink only on the edges with a sponge dauber.  The top detail layer of the two step flower stamps were inked with Soft Suede and stamped on top of the Riding Hood Red layer.  Then the flowers were cut out and layered on top of each other.  The flower was finished with a decorative brad from the new Antique Brads, another one of our great new accessories. The layered flowers were set on top of the large medallion with stampin dimensionals.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamp Sets:  Style Beautiful (116984 or 120483) and Greenhouse Garden (113824)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy classic ink(103008), Riding Hood Red classic ink (111836), Soft Suede classic ink (115657)
Paper:  Not Quite Navy (100867), Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A little Wordplay

I wanted to make a card with some bling...and pink of course! These new packs of basic rhinestones and the basic pearls are AWESOME!  And a great value too!  You get 150 Basic Rhinestones for only $4.95.  And they are self adhesive which make them so easy to use.  I love what a little pearl or rhinestone does for a project.  It's often that "little something" that makes your project really shine! If you don't have some yet, you really should get some soon!
Thanks for taking a look!

Stamp Set:  Wordplay (120308 or 120651)
Punches:  3/4" Circle Medium (119873), 1/2" Circle Small (119869), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Regal Rose (105130), Pink Pirouette (111351)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (119246)

Like me on Facebook for my "Pick of the Day"

Hey Stampers!
I've started posting a "Pick of the Day" link on my facebook page! I hope you'll "Like" me so you can see my picks.  I've started posting links to amazing cards and projects that I find while I'm web surfing (is that term still used?).  Join my facebook page HERE and click "Like" to get my daily picks.  And I would LOVE it if you left me "likes" and comments!  Perhaps you'll find YOUR card or project on my page someday!  I hope so, and wouldn't mind being directed there if you have something you're particularly proud of!  I won't be posting my picks to my'll have to join me on facebook to see them.
Happy Stamping!
UPDATED on 01/19/11:  I would still love for you to "like" me on Facebook, but I feel I must be honest in telling you that I seem to be adding my own creations more than my Pick of the Day finds.  I will still find other fabulous cards and post them on my Facebook page, but perhaps not quite as often.  Kelly

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stampin' Up! Card Mini Album

Oh my goodness!  I think this is just TOO adorable.  We're going to be doing this tonight at Stamp Club! I hope the ladies like it, cuz it's a little more than we usually do.  I just couldn't resist!!
Here are the inside pages...
This little gem actually fits inside an envelope!  You could add photos or poems, a letter written on all pages, or inspirational quotes and scripture.
I cased this from another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who posted a photo of her original album on Stampin Connection..a website just for demonstrators.  The link to her original is here.  You'll see I copied her's pretty closely. Hope you enjoy!  Please leave a comment if you do!
Here's a link to a Google Doc with instructions. 
Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue (117690, or 118598), En Francais (109521), Whimsical Words (retired, Sale a bration set 2010)
Paper:  Early Espresso(119686), Blushing Bride (119796), Very Vanilla (101650), Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, Neutrals (117157), Old Olive (100702)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670), Blushing Bride(119786), Old Olive (102277)
Additional:  Two-Step Bird Extra-Large punch (117191), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Trio Flower punch (retired), Sticky Strip (104294), Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose liquid glue (110755), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Big Shot (113439), Movers and Shapers Die (114506), Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (118138), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Stampin Sponges (101610), Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (119964), Basic Pearls (119247)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Shot Class

Free Class with a minimum $25 Stampin Up!  product purchase.  (My downline demonstrators may attend for $5) Come make a card, a scrapbook page and a sewn coaster.  All projects will be made using the Big Shot and accessories.  We'll be using only a few accessories so you can see how versatile the Big Shot accessories can be for all your crafting!  This photo does not do the projects justice!  They are vibrant, full of texture and details.  I know you'll love them.  Please RSVP by Friday, September 17th, 2010.  Class is in Sidney at Karousel Kids from 10am to 12pm. Snacks will be served.  Please bring your own adhesive.  A paper trimmer, scissors and bone folder would also be great to have with you. 
These coasters would make wonderful holiday gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers and family.  You won't believe how easy they are to make!  I'm also going to share a secret of how to use Big Shot embossing folders to emboss a 12 inch border for your scrapbook page.  You can't see it in the photo, but that purple strip on the scrapbooking page is embossed with polka dots using a 5 1/2 inch long embossing folder!  I'll also show you how to create a faux button with punches.
Hope to hear from you soon! In the meantime...Happy Stamping!

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die (115950), Scallop Circle #2 (113469), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Flower Folds Bigz XL die (115970), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Additional Products Used on the scrapbook page: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (119275), Photo Corners Extra-large (119878), 1" Circle Punch (119868), Word Play Stamp Set (120308, or 120651), Poppy Parade Classic Ink (119782), In Color 12x12 assortment (119799)(used Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz), Elegant Eggplant 12x12 (119927), Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink (105210), Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 (100730)
Additional Products used on the Card:  Three Little Words Stamp Set (113254), Word Window Large (119857), Brights Designer Buttons (119747)


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