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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Tags, Weekend Project

If you need some fun and quick tags, just grab the "Hang Your Stocking" set, some card stock and go play!

The trees were punched out using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I sprayed them green using a mister bottle with rubbing alcohol and inker inside.  You do need to spray the back of these pieces to get them soaked. If not then the centers could possibly remain white.  This paper has to be soaked because it's so thick.

The "to and from" are included in the set.

The second card was even easier.  I used the "Candy Cane Lane" Washi tape.  3 little strips and the tag was done!  I may be making a lot of Washi tape tags this year.  I have LOTS of retired Washi tape and I would sure LOVE to use it up!!!

These were fun and super easy to make.  

Thank you for visiting today,

Monday, October 24, 2016

Rose Wonder, Blooms & Bliss, Birthday Card

Today I'm going to share with you a set of cards I made at Terri's fabulous Stamp a Stack.  

These were very fun and super quick cards to make. I LOVE Stamp a Stacks because you don't have to do anything but come and stamp, tape and assemble.  What a nice break that is!  

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock.  The decorative paper is from the "Blooms & Bliss" Designer Series Paper pack. 

We stamped the words on a piece of card stock that was cut using the "Lots of Labels" die.  I don't have that die.  I'm thinking I should get it but it's been out for a little while now and I'm afraid if I buy it now, it will retire in May.  I don't like taking that kind of risk with something that is pretty expensive.  So, I'll wait to see what else is in the catalog next year.  

We punched out the flower using the "Petite Petals" punch and we added a little pearl to the center.

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set.  It's such a fun font, or I should say fonts. I like it when two different fonts are used on the same stamp.  

We taped the decorative paper down, added the "Lots of Labels" piece with the flower on it and that was it.  I told you it was super quick!!!  I had a great time and I have a few more cards to share with you in the upcoming days.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Card, Drapery Fold Technique

Finally a chance to play with my Halloween stamp set "Cookie Cutter Halloween." I have been busy with so many other projects that I have not been able to devote as much time to this fun set as I wished to.  But that's pretty true for many of the stamp sets I have, sad to say.

For this card I used the Drapery Fold technique. You can find that technique here.   It's very easy and fun to do. I LOVE the looks of it, plus I love that little space it creates at the bottom for words or an image. I used the "Happy Halloween" from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  A go to set for me!

I stamped the vampire and colored him in. I also stamped him on a piece of decorative paper and cut out the vest and taped it in place.  I added a few extra dots using Old Olive so I could tie the Old Olive color in with the card.

I used a piece of the "Halloween Nights" Washi tape on the top part of the card. I thought it could use a bit more color there.

I taped the vampire on a die cut Pumpkin Pie colored oval.  The oval was set in place using Dimensionals.  

This is a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Christmas Card

Of all the cards I've made using the "Stitched Stocking" set and "Christmas Stockings" Thinlits die, this is my favorite so far.  

The fun new embossing folder is called "Cable Knit".  It's a fun folder.  You do need to mist the card stock first or it will tear because it's so thick. It has a two layer feel in the texture. The large cables stand out higher than the knitted looking part.  You only use one plate in your Big Shot when you use this folder.

The decorative paper in the oval is from the "Warmth & Cheer" 6" x 6" paper stack.  

I added a little enamel dot to the center of the snowflake.

This was a fun and super easy card to make, and like I said before, it is my favorite (so far!!!).

Thank you SO much for visiting,

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Treat

Next time you're at the grocery store, pick up a package of Nestle Crunch Fun-Size bars.  The bar (wrapper) measures 1" wide x 3-3/4" long. The candy bar inside is smaller than these measurements.  

I took a bar out of the bag and wrapped a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock around it to form a belly band.  My scrap piece measured 3/4" wide x 3" long.  I glued the bad together.  I didn't think tape would hold well enough. 3" long was a little short, 3-1/2" to 3-3/4" would be much better.  I glued it in the front of the candy bar so the back is just one smooth piece of card stock.  The image is going to hide the seams.

Next I stamped the cute little mummy.  He didn't have a lot of color to him so I added a red bow tie. Mummies are always less scary when they wear a bow tie, right?  LOL

I set the mummy in place using a few Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Just TOO darn cute!!  

If you are making these for your customers or students, the mummy and the skeleton are the quickest ones to stamp, punch, and set in place!!

I want to try it with the scare crow for a fall edible table decoration.  And I'm sure I will be adding more color to that one!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Hershey Bar Pull, Candy Bar Gift Holder

I should have taken the picture of this on a lighter background.  You can't see the Hershey bar sticking out the top. 

This is a very fun candy bar pull.  I have some very easy instructions for you too so you can make your own.

Here I used the "Hang Your Stocking" set to make it.  I layered the decorative paper on the front. You don't need to decorate the back or sides.

I did take the paper fastener (brad) and heated it with the embossing heat tool.  I held it with a pliers.  I dipped it in the white embossing powder and I repeated this a couple more times. I wanted a nice thick coat of white on the fastener. Originally I was not going to do anything with it but when I set it on the paper, I thought it made the holder look cheap. So that is when I decided to color it with embossing powder.  I used a red enamel heart on the center of it.  I could have left it just white but I had the hearts and I thought it would look nice on there and it did!!

Here are the instructions to make them:

Cut card stock 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Score on the short side at:
   1-1/4", 1-1/2", 3-3/4", 4"
15" ribbon
Paper fastener embossed in 
DSP 6-3/8" x 2-1/8"
DSP 1-3/4" x 3-1/4"
Card stock layer 2" x 3-1/2"
Enamel heart
Double sided tape

Cut and score card stock.  Add DSP. Add small DSP and card stock layer.

Die cut stocking, set in place with Dimensionals.

Stamp words and die cut out with ovals.

Mark inside 3/4" down from center and poke hole for paper fastener

Attach words, insert paper fastener, go though holder and go through the front of holder,  go through the ribbon. You nay need to cut a little slit in the ribbon to get the fastener to go through. Lay ribbon down the inside of holder. Set candy bar on top. Bring ribbon over the candy bar and let the end of
the ribbon hang out the top. Glue holder shut. Tie a knot in the ribbon. Pull on ribbon and candy bar slides out.

These make great stocking stuffers.  They are also a great little gift for someone like the mail carrier, or the UPS driver, your favorite bank teller, a neighbor, the kiddies teacher, etc!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today and have fun making them!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy Card

Today I was in need of a sympathy card.  It was for a man so I was looking for something that was more masculine.  I do have some in my stash but I always like to make a fresh card. I rarely use what is in my stash, I usually end up just selling them to make room for new cards!!

So, here's what I ended up doing. I grabbed a piece of decorative paper from the "Serene Scenery" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack.  I LOVE those stacks because you get quite a variety of paper for your money.  

I loved how this paper looked and it seemed to be perfect for a sympathy card.

I used the words from the "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set. 

I used Old Olive for the base of the card and added a layer of Always Artichoke. The words are done in Always Artichoke and I used Always Artichoke ink.

So now I'm off to write in it and head out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy Happenings Thank You and Birthday Card

Here are 3 of the fun cards I made at Terri's latest Stamp a Stack.  There is a sale going on with the decorative paper and we got to play with all of them at the Stamp a Stack. 

The paper here is the "Festive Birthday" Designer Series Paper.  It is indeed festive!! It's so colorful and cheery looking.

I made my cards into a birthday card and two thank you cards.  

The card base is cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". It's a quarter piece of card stock.  Then the top part is cut 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" using Tempting Turquoise. It's centered on the Crushed Curry card base.  There's a 4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock inside and a 4" x 4" piece of decorative paper on the outside.  

The words were stamped and punched out. They were set in place on top of a Pumpkin Pie circle and the circles are set in place using Dimensionals.

These were a lot of fun to make!!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cookie Cutter, Gingerbread Boy, Candy Band

I don't know what I was thinking when I was working on this little gift.  I wanted to make a Halloween gift.  I guess I just saw the finished gingerbread boy image and ran with it.  I do like how it turned out but it wasn't what I wanted.

Anyway, to make this you only need a few things.  I took 5 pieces of pre-wrapped licorice and "tied" them together with some "Candy Cane" Washi tape.  Then I added the decorate paper label.  I set the gingerbread boy in place using Dimensionals.

These are super easy to make and they're so cute.  I bet they'd look great with a Halloween theme!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Card

Here is another one of my favorite cards using the "Hang Your Stocking" stamp set and "Christmas Stocking" Thinlits. 

I LOVE the "Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions "Embossing Folder.  I almost forgot to mist it before I ran it through my Big Shot.  And I did forget that I only need one plate and it dawned on me when I couldn't get the thing to go through the machine at all.  Fortunately it's so big when you try it wrong that it won't hurt your machine!!  So I remove one plate and ran it though and out comes this pretty sweater looking paper!!  Here's a tip for you, don't trim your paper to your desired size until after you have embossed it.  This will shrink your paper a bit and you won't be happy with the size.

I used the oval Framelits and scalloped oval for the center of the card.  The words come with the set and were stamped using black Memento ink.  I taped it in place, I did not use Dimensionals on the oval piece.  

The stocking was die cut using the red glitter paper.  I used Garden Green card stock for the accent green and for the base of the card.

Before attaching the knitted piece to the base of the card, I added the Baker's Twine  and the red and green silky threads around it.  I taped them in place on the back and then I tied a knot on the front.  I like doing it that way, not because you save on the ribbon and threads, you don't save much at all.  I like it because I can slide that knot wherever I want to.  Here I slid it to the center, though I did try it on the left and the right.  

For a final touch I added a green enamel dot to the center of the snowflake and a green heart to the oval piece.

I did have fun making this card!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jar of Love, Hair Gel Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a technique card I made at Terri's last Technique Night.  This is the "Hair Gel" technique.  I have never done this technique before.  I thought it was a fun technique to do but not sure if I would make anymore.  You can't mail them unless you actually go to the post office so they can stamp ORM-D on the envelope.  The bag the gel is in could become damaged and leak all over the place.  It's only hair gel, but they don't know that.  So you'd have to hand deliver a card like this, which is okay too.  As for me, I don't think I will make anymore. But I am going to post the directions on here because you never know.  I might want to do it again if I see something that looks like it should be under water!!! LOL

To make this we stamped the jar from the "Jar of Love" set.  Then we used the die that came with it and cut out the center of the jar.

Next we put some hair gel in a plastic cup and added a little inker to give it some color.  We stirred gently.  If you stir too fast, you can get too many bubbles in it. We used the bags that Stampin' Up! sells and added a spoonful of hair gel.  Try to work out as many bubbles as possible.  Then we folded and taped and folded and taped and folded and taped the bag so it wouldn't leak.  I've seen these done with small zip bags too.  If I were to make another one, I would use the zip bags.  But Stampin' Up! demonstrators would probably use the other method because they can promote the plastic bags that Stampin' Up! sells.

Once the bag was taped so it wouldn't leak, we taped it to the back of the jar piece.  There is a Whisper White piece of card stock behind the jar piece that is cut the same size as the jar image (3-1/2" x 2-1/2").  Then that piece was set in place on the blank piece using Dimensionals.  Then the whole thing was set in place on top of the decorative paper and textured card stock.

I added some half round pearls to mine, only because I had picked up the block with the fish on it and someone had gotten ink all over it.  I wasn't aware of it and I touched my card.  So I hid those little marks of orange ink with the pearls.  It fit with the theme of the card, and had I not told you why they were there you would have thought they went with the design of the card.  Am I right?  LOL

That was pretty much it.  It's a very quick and simple technique to do, just a little messy.  Oh and it smelled pretty!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stockings, Candy Cane Lane Decorative Paper Christmas Card

I had some fun playing with the "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The background on this paper is not one of my favorites, I rarely use the Crumb Cake card stock, but I do like it on this layout.  How fun!!!

I cut my DSP 2-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I cut two of them.  For the Real Red layers, I cut them 1/8" larger.  I used the oval die and oval scalloped die for the stocking to be attached to.

I die cut the stocking using the swirly stocking, the solid stocking, the toe and heal dies and the cuff.

For that cute little bow on the stocking, I took the red glittery piece off the Baker's Twine and tied it in a little bow and trimmed it up.  Well, it's not actually a bow.  I just took pieces and tied them together and trimmed them.  I just saved my scrap pieces of twine and removed the white twine and kept the red part.  I thought it was a new and different touch to a card!! I set the stocking in place using Dimensionals.  The oval was set in place with Dimensionals too.

This was a super simple card to make.  The most difficult part was tying the red fringy stuff together, and it really wasn't that bad to do.  But everything else on the card was super simple!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wetlands, Thinking of You Card, Pop of Pink Washi Tape

Do you need a card quickly?  Grab your Washi tape and you're half way there!

I used the "Pop of Pink" Washi tape and tied some gold thread around the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Wetlands" set and punched them out with the label punch. I also punched out a Melon Mambo piece and cut it in half. I did trim the center edges so they wouldn't show from the front.  I taped them to the word panel and set them in place on the card using Dimensionals.  

I set the panel in place using Dimensionals as well.  The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.

And that was it. I was able to get the card made and out in the mail before the mail carrier arrived!!!  Yay!!!

So, if you need quick card or just want to make a quick card, just grab your Washi tape and have dome fun!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hang Your Stocking, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Card

Okay, I'm liking this card too.  I think it's because it's in the fun and festive red, green and white that I typically find appealing at Christmas time!

I used some new "Fancy Frost" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  That pack has some great textures in it.  This paper allows you to put a card together in no time. The background is already done!!!  Gotta love that!

For this card I thought I would not fill in the snowflake on the stocking.  I set it in place on a piece of decorative paper from the "Warmth & Cheer" 6" x 6" Paper Stack.  There's lots of pages in those little stacks!!! I have yet to use one up!

I added a piece of the new red ribbon.  The square that the stocking is set on was put in place using Dimensionals.  The measurements on that square is 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" for the Real Red piece and 2-1/4" x 3" for the decorative paper.

The words were stamped in Real Red and die cut with the oval Framelits. The Garden Green layer behind it was cut using a scallop oval Framelit.

Click on the photo and you can see the little clear enamel dot in the center of the snowflake.  

This was a quick, fun and very festive card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,