Friday, January 4, 2019

Best Catch

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When I first saw this set at onStage, I knew that I need to have this. We have fishermen in our household and the stamp set is called BEST CATCH. It comes with coordinating dies. This is a Distinktive Ink set. When you stamp the image on white cs, it creates a vision of 3D making the images easier to color and the image pops out at you.



This is not for a simple stamper but more for an avid stamper because of how the salmon pops out of the card.

When you open the card, the salmon looks like it is jumping out of the water.



As we bring in the New Year 2019, my goal is to use up all the papers I have on hand and change the paper from being feminine to masculine. For the front I used the How Sweet It is Designer Series Paper. 



(1) 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2" Thick Whisper White cs
(1) 4" x 4-1/2" How Sweet It Is DP
Basic Black remnants
Whisper White remnants
Silver Foil remnants
Dark and Light Granny Apple Green Blends
Dark Melon Mambo Blends

Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 Occasions & SAB are HERE

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Valid January 3 - March 31, 2019.

Here is what you have been waiting for! Click on the brochure icons to get the full view.





Sunday, December 30, 2018

the Day After FOREVER

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Shikes! It is that time to think about Weddings, Valentines, and even anniversaries. 2019 brings so much excitement as I am preparing for my son's wedding. I won't show it yet, but want to show a simple card for beginners. #simplestamping


Details & Measurements:

1. Cut (1) 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White cs, and score the card at 5-1/2".
2. Die cut a branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751) in early espresso cardstock. Adhere the branch to the base card with multipurpose glue.
3. I colored the Heart Epoxy Droplets (148583) with Real Red Stampin' Blends, and then attach it to the branch.
4. Stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink, and that is it!

#simplestamping!


Friday, December 28, 2018

Make it a Sweet

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Winding down from Christmas! Now focusing on birthdays and valentines cards.



I have the opportunity to play with new products during the Christmas break! This set is called How Sweet It Is from the Occasions catalog. This set has so many varieties, and so fun to play with.


The Jar of Sweets Framelits is a 14 dies set which coordinates with the How Sweet It Is Designer Paper.




Measurements & Details:

(1) 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White cs, score at 5-1/2"

(1) 5" x 3-3/4" How Sweet It Is DP
(1) 3-1/2" x 4-1/4" Window Sheet
(2) 3" x 2" How Sweet It Is DP, the vertical lines for the valance.

  1. Cut (1) 5" x 3-3/4" How Sweet It Is DP. Then die cut a window using the #4 Rectangular Stitched Framelits to create window opening for the polka dot DP, and attach the window sheet behind the DP.
  2. Add foam tape around the mat frame.
  3. Die cut the jars and arrange them onto the base card (4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White cs). 
  4. Add Iridescent Sequence. Add the mat frame.
  5. Die cut your valances with the Seasonal Layer thinlets and stagger them.
  6. Stamp sentiment with White Craft Ink and add White Embossing Powder. Heat set. Trim as needed.

For the visual learner, video tutorial coming soon.

Enjoy!

How Sweet It Is Designer Paper (148568)
Sweetest Thing Stamp Set + Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies (150568)

Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751)
Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551)
Big Shot
Heat Tool
White Embossing Powder
Foam Adhesive Strips (141825)
Assortment Iridescent Sequin (144212)
Pick Me Up Tool



Friday, December 21, 2018

So Hoppy Together

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So Hoppy Together stamp set is such a fun set to play with. The best part is that it is FREE when you place a $60 order during Sale-a-bration.
Details

  • On the watercolor cs, I drew a line using the Old Olive marker, and to wash out the ink with aquapainter. This is just to create a background like they are on the hills. Now that I think about it, you can use Pool Party or any color blue to create a pond-like background.


  • Mr. Frog is stamped twice. Stamp once on Whisper White cs, and then stamp again on post-it note paper and trimmed inside the black lines to create a mask.
  • Mrs. Frog is stamped with Mr. Frog and mask creating a dual pair. Before the fussy cutting, I added eyelashes to Mrs. Frog and then trimmed around them, colored with the blends and added dimensionals to the back. Add googlie eyes onto Mr. Frog.
  • With regards to the pebble hearts, I placed a sheet of multipurpose adhesive sheet to the back of the Lovely Lipstick cs before die cutting. This makes adhering so much easier than gluing the intricate pieces. I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies (148527 - 16 dies), and die cut the floating hearts on Lovely Lipstick cs. With the remnant hearts, I used them as part of my background theme and added a bow on Mrs. Frog.
  • With Mrs. Frog, I couldn't resist adding a lip on her mouth. What does your valentine brings you?

Measurements & Products Used
4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White cs
4" x 5-1/4" Watercolor cs
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet
Remnants Lovely Lipstick cs
Remnants Whisper White cs

Granny Apple Light & Dark Blends
Pool Party Blend Light & Dark Blends

Rhinestone Jewels

Saturday, December 15, 2018

New Years Eve

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Where has the year gone? It flew by so quickly that I barely remember 2018.

Today, I am blog hopping with Tami White and her Stamp It Group.

This month's theme is "New Years Eve". I am awed by this workmanship, and I am very pleased to show you how I alter certain stamp set to create my New Years Eve card. 

The stamp set is called Dandelion Wishes (146747) and combining this set with the Hometown Thinlits Dies, here is what I came up with.

I decided to do a video for you as I can explain it better here.


Want a chance to the "Lots of Happy Card Kit"? All you have to do is enter a comment, not just "#stampitcontest". The winner will be announced on January 26, 2019.


Supply List
Papers:
(1) 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White cs
(1) 4" x 5-1/4" Balmy Blue cs
Remnants of Basic Black cs
Remnants of Pineapple Punch cs

Inks:
Blueberry Bushel
Lovely Lipstick
Call Me Clover
White Craft

Friday, December 7, 2018

Santa's Sleigh/Ornament

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Every year, I try to come up with some creative keepsake for my team and VIP customers. This one is the best of all.
I used the Santa's Workshop stamp set and created a SVG file to work with my electronic cutter. These are cut on balsa wood. These turned out beautifully. I used the Garden Green Baker's Twine as my hanger.
To create these cute giveaways, take (2) mini candy canes and lay them next to each other. Then it is glued on with a mint chocolate (you can use After Eight or other mint chocolate, as long as it is flat to create the sleigh part.
Without adding too much bulk, I used Lindt Red Cover Chocolate to represent the sack.