Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here – http://bit.ly/VoteForMeKyliesHighlightsAugust2018
This is my first time playing along with Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights. Our theme for this highlight is Teacher Gifts!
It’s been more than a few years since I needed a teacher gift, LOL But, I do have several friends who are teachers that I could mail a card to. I chose to use the Stampin’ Up! Picked for You stamp set and combined it with the Large Letters Framelit dies.
This card starts out with a Garden Green card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. I covered that with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Cherry Cobbler CS. A 4″ x 3/4″ strip of Wood Textures DSP was glued across the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler Layer. The sentiment was stamped, in Memento Black ink, onto that strip. For the chalkboard, I used a 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ layer of Basic Black CS with a 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ strip of Wood Textures DSP. To simulate chalk, I sponged just a little bit of White craft ink.
The letters were cut from Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point CS, using the Large Letters Framelit dies. I attached the letter to the “chalboard” using mini glue dots.
The apples were stamped onto Watercolor Paper using the Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Up! Picked For You stamp set. The red apple was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. Layer one was stamped off once before stamping onto my Watercolor Paper, the next two apple layers were stamped full strength. For the stem I used Early Espresso ink. This process was repeated using Granny Apple Green ink for the green apples. I then cut out the apples out using my paper snips and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue.
Stampin’ Tip: I used Watercolor paper so that I could go back after they were stamped and do a little blending with the Blender Pens in areas that didn’t get color. Don’t get me wrong – the Stamparatus helps tremendously in lining up these stamps, but nobody is perfect. At least I’m not….
This card is one of three that will be in my Tuesday August 14th class here in Twin Falls (Also available as a class to go for those who are out of town – I send you the paper materials all pre-cut ready to stamp along with PDF instructions. You use your own stamps and ink. If you need stamps and ink, I have a list of supplies listed below with links to my online store for purchase.)
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These are the supplies I used:
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Hi Stampers. For today’s blog, we were giving a sketch and asked to use this as a basis for today’s card. The moment I saw it, I knew what I wanted to create! I am so happy with how it came out.
I made a Pokemon card! That circle with starts just looked like the image you get when you catch a pokemon in a pokeball on Pokemon Go (an online game).
I started with a Basic Black card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. The next layer is a a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Daffodil Delight CS. Next up is a 5″ x 3 3/4″l layer of Pacific Point CS that was dry embossed with the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Across the lower part of the card front, I used a Basic Black strip of cardstock 4 1/4″ x 3/4″, followed by a Whisper White strip of card stock 4 1/4″ x 1/2″.
For the Pokeball, I used two – 2 1/2″ circles of cardstock – Real Red CS and Whisper White CS. I cut the Real Red circle in half and glued it on top of the Whisper White circle. Across the middle is a 1/4″ strip of Basic Black. I cut it a little bit long, and trimmed off the sides after gluing it down. The button is made by using a 1/2″ circle and a 1/4″ circle. They were all glued together and then attached to the card front. The stars are made using a retired punch (sorry about that). They are attached with glue dots.
I always decorate the inside of the card even if it’s just a little something small. These stars are from the Loyal & True stamp set, but any star would work. I hope you love it – I know my granddaughter will!
If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), you can click on the links in the showcase below.
Follow the arrow to go to the next blog on the hop. If you get lost, there is a line up posted below that.
Blog Hop Line-Up:
- Jenn Curtis Charles
- Tricia Butts
- Anastasia Radloff
- Anita Wifladt
- Anja Reuss
- Jan Musselman
- Lisa Ann Bernard
- Angélique Stempelkeuken
- Sharon Dalton
- Vicky Wright
- Marieke Bart
- Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
- Sarah Mcdermott
- Kimberley Anne Morris
Hi Stampers. As promised I’m back today with a blog hop. I’m hopping with the Global Stamping Friends again. This time we were given a color challenge.
We were challenged to use Night of Navy, Pool Party, Smokey Slate and Whisper White. In honor of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog release today, I chose to do a Christmas card.
This card starts out with a night of Navy card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). I then adhered a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Pool Party card stock. Next I stamped one of the tiny designs from the hang your stocking stamp set randomly on a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Smokey Slate in Smokey Slate ink (I was aiming to look like wall paper).
For the fireplace, I used a 4″ x 1.25″ strip of Whisper White card stock and ran it through my big shot with the bricks embossing folder that I had inked up with my sponge roller and a little bit of Crumb Cake ink. The mantel was made using a 1.5″ x .5″ strip of Whisper White that I also inked up with the sponge roller and Crumb Cake ink.
I used the Christmas Stocking framelit dies with Whisper White and Night of Navy to make the adorable Christmas stocking. I accented it by using Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler card stock and the holly and berries framelits from the same set. The bough of greenery was make using a die from the Pretty Pines thinlet die set. (Note: I used two of them and over lapped them a bit for a fuller look.)
I hope my card inspires you to start considering what you will be making for Christmas cards this year. (Yes, I realize I’m saying that as I sit here avoiding the heat outside that is over 100 degrees! But, hey, good time to enjoy air conditioning and shopping online.) Did I mention the new Holiday Catalog is live now? To see the PDF version of this catalog – CLICK HERE. Go check it out! You can shop in my online store 24/7 from anywhere with internet access. 🙂
If for any reason you get slightly lost please use the roll call to help with navigation.
Blog Roll Call
- Courtenay Heuston
- Stephanie Nash
- Anita Wifladt
- Tricia Butts
- Sharleen Luciano
- Kimberley Anne Morris
- June Olsen
- Jan Musselman
- Anastasia Radloff
- Rachel Macleod
- Ellen Woodbridge
- Karie Beglau
- Lisa Ann Bernard <— YOU ARE HERE
- Marieke Bart
- Christina Walker
- Angelique Stempelkeuken
- Sarah McDermott
- Amanda Bates
- Jenn Curtis Charles
Hi Stampers. Happy Sunday, I hope you are having a blessed day! I’m back today with another challenge. Today’s challenge is a theme. The folks over at Global Design Project have challenged us with a theme: Winged Creatures. In looking through my stamps, I have many creatures with wings. I settled on Stampin’ Up!s Fairy Celebration. I love this stamp set, but haven’t used it much. This was the perfect push to get me to use it!
Here is the card I created with my “winged creature”:
To decorate the box, I used Cherry Cobbler Background Designer Series Paper and then stamped onto a Whisper White layer for each flap. I used the fairy on the cherry branch for the rear panel and colored it in with the many marvelous markers. I stamped the other fairies from the Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebration stamp set onto Whisper White card stock and colored them in with the many marvelous markers and then cut them out with the paper snips. I mounted those fairies on small strips of acetate to attach them to the cross members in the middle of the box. I also punched out a few small flowers with the (retired) itty bitty accents punch pack and the DSP. I mounted those onto acetate strips with glue dots and attached them to the cross members with glue dots. I added a basic rhinestone to the center of each flower for a little more sparkle. The front flap was stamped with stamps from the Fairy Celebration set in Basic Back ink and accented with a few Basic Rhinestone jewels. For the flap on the right, I used a sentiment from the Happy Happenings stamp set and punched out some confetti with the Sprinkles Punch using Cherry Cobbler card stock. The confetti was attached using the fine-tip glue pen.
For the flap on the left, I used a sentiment from the (retired) Remembering Your Birthday stamp set and punched out some confetti with the Sprinkles Punch using Cherry Cobbler card stock. The confetti was attached using the fine-tip glue pen.
To fill in a little more in the middle pop up section, I stamped some flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers stamp set using Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi ink. I also punched some butterflies out of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with the bitty butterfly punch. I also used a two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter to the fairy wings and some of the larger flowers.
This card ends up being approx 5.5″ x 6″ when folded flat. I used the same Designer Series Paper and made a custom, made to fit, envelope with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.
If you’d like to try your had at making this card yourself. The card in a box pattern (in PDF format) click here for PDF and videos I made on how to make this card and envelope can be found on this prior post – click here. Links to the products I used is below. If you are ever in need of a custom made card, made by someone else, I would hope you would consider my Etsy store.
Hi Stampers. I hope you are having a Stampin’ good weekend. I found myself a bit stumped for inspiration this week, so I searched out a few challenge blogs. For today’s card I used sketch 276 from Freshly Made Sketches.
This is my interpretation of the sketch. I used the Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends bundle to create the cute little squirrel. A quick flip through the A Little Foxy DSP paper stack brought me to this tree looking paper in Basic Gray.
I used Basic Gray card stock, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. I used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes framelit dies to cut the Basic Gray circle for the tree hole (I sponged Basic Gray ink around the edge to give it a little extra pop) and the Whisper White circle for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from the Sending Thoughts stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink. I used the layering circles framelit dies to cut the circle for inside the hole in the tree. I stamped the body of the squirrel (from the Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends stamp set) in Soft Suede ink. I punched the head for the squirrel out of Soft Suede and Whisper White and glued it together with the fine tip glue pen. I stamped the nose and eyes in Basic Black.
I adhered the DSP to the card front using snail adhesive and then attached the fox, hole and sentiment with snail adhesive too. I then decided it needed something more… I then used my retired Bird Builder punch to punch out the leaves in Basic Gray card stock and placed them randomly around the “tree trunk”. They were attached using the fine tip glue pen.
For the inside of the card, I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamped the squirrel in the lower left corner with Soft Suede and Basic Black ink and the vine in the upper right with Basic Gray ink. I hope you find inspiration in my card and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and you choose to pop on over there and play along with us.
Hi Stampers. I’ve been blessed this year to be part of a great team of very talented stampers over at Pals Paper Arts. Today is the final post for Pals Paper Arts and it’s a sketch challenge – the team I’m on. So, I’m playing my last PPA sketch challenge. 🙁
Today’s card uses a Marina Mist card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next I cut a piece of paper from the “A Little Foxy” DSP paper stack 5″ x 3.5″. I then cut a strip out of the middle diagonally. I mounted these pieces onto Basic Grey card stock to matte them. I adhered them to the card leaving a gap in the middle and a strip on the right side (like the sketch showed). That right edge looked a little funny to me all blank, so I used the snowflake from the Hang Your Stockings stamp set with Versamark ink and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
My focal point was the two stockings made from Marina Mist, Whisper White and a touch of Basic Grey card stock. I used the stitching and the snowflakes on the stockings with the Versamark ink pad and Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder. Before adhering them to the card, I wrapped a long piece of Silver Cording Trim around three fingers and adhered the two ends together and to the center of the card with a glue dot. I then tried to twist the cording in various directions and adhered the stockings over the top of the cording. The bottom stocking was adhered with snail adhesive and the top stocking was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the interior of the card I used the Merry Christmas sentiment in the center and snowflakes in the corners, all with Marina Mist ink.
I hope this card inspires you to get inky and head over to Pals Paper Arts to play along with our farewell sketch.