Monday, November 17, 2014

Lucky Stars


  • Stamps: Many Merry Stars, Bravo, Hardwood
  • Ink: Espresso, Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Espresso
  • Accessories: Stars Framelits, Modern Mosaic EF, Square Lattice EF, Lucky Stars EF, brayer, bakers twine, marker.
CAS happy for you card - to achieve woodgrain background, ink top of Mosaic EF with Espresso then emboss Whisper White CS. Brayer over with Brown Sugar and Espresso then stamp over top with Hardwood in Whisper White.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rustic Elegance


  • STAMPS: Good Greetings, Hardwood
  • INK: Espresso, Brown Sugar, Craft White
  • CARDSTOCK: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Kraft (not SU)
  • ACCESSORIES: Modern Mosaic EF, Large Oval & Large Scallop Oval Punches, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones. O Christmas Tree die from Taylored Expressions
To achieve the look of rustic woodgrain with the Modern Mosaic EF, Ink the top part of the folder with Espresso before embossing. After embossed, brayer over top with Brown Sugar and Espresso. Then stamp Hardwood background stamp with craft white over the top.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stars & Flakes Christmas


  • Stamps: Cheerful Tags, Many Merry Stars, Ornamental Pine, Festival of Trees
  • Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Versamark
  • Accessories: Tree Punch, Snow Flurry Bigz, Festive Flurry and Stars framelits, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Heat n Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat gun.
Alternately stamp the trees and snowflakes on Whisper White CS using Pear Pizzazz and Bashful Blue ink pads. Stamp star images on Pear Pizzazz and cut with Stars framelits in graduating sizes to create a frame. Ink outer star frame with Versamark, cover with heat n stick and heat emboss; add dazzling diamonds and heat again. 

Stamp background tree in Bashful Blue; stamp decorative tree over it with Night of Navy and punch. Stamp image from Cheerful Tags on Bashful Blue CS and cut with small Stars framelit. Cut snowflakes in Bashful Blue and layer with star. 

Stamp Christmas Wishes (from Ornamental Pine set) in Night of Navy on  strip Bashful Blue CS; add all to card and finish with rhinestones.

Stars Christmas


  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Rose Red, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouhette
  • Stamps: Festival of Trees
  • Accessories: Confetti Stars and Tree punch, Lucky Stars EF, Paper Piercing template, White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones. Circle nestabilities dies.
A simple christmas card! Stamp the tree background in Pink Pirouhette then stamp decorative tree in Rose Red; punch out. Stamp base and star in basic gray and fussy cut.

Christmas Tree Hunting


  • Stamps: Ornamental Pine, White Christmas
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black, Craft White
  • Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Confetti Stars punch, Blendabilities, Brown Sugar marker, Signo Uniball pen, Sponge Dauber. Martha Stewart branch punch, button.
Begin by stamping the trees and car with tree in memento black ink on Crumb Cake CS. Sponge in the white ink on bottom and edges. Color tree trunks with Brown Sugar pen and add white gel pen to tree branches. Color car and tree with blendabilities. Mat with Espresso CS with one edge cut with Finishing Touches edgelit.

Add stars, branch, button, sentiment.

Grateful Wreath


  • Stamps: Truly Grateful, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
  • Ink: Cajun Craze
  • Accessories: Large Polka Dot and Square Lattice EF, Bitty Banners Framelits, Decorative Brad, Burlap Ribbon. Green ribbon not SU, branch punch by Martha Stewart
Simple fall card that we made at a card class. The MS branch punch broke halfway through; fortunately there was a Michael's five minutes away so I had to run there and buy a maple leaf punch to finish the project! 

Ornamental Pine Thankful


  • Stamps: Chevron background, Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge, Good Greetings
  • Ink: Craft White, Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, All is Calm Washi tape
NOTES: I stamped the chevron background in white then stamped the images over the top.

Aztec Southwest Card

Playing around with punches and embossing folders to come up with an aztec southwest type design. I was inpsired by a throw pillow in my bedroom. The only thing stamped is from the modern mosaic set.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chevron Bloom

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Ink: Craft White, Espresso
  • Stamps: Blended Bloom, Good Greetings, Banners Blast, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Pearls, Banner punch, Blendabilities, White Gel pen. Cork ribbon not SU
Stamped chevron background in craft white ink. Stamped flower in espresso then colored with cherry cobbler blendabilities; added white gel pen and crumbcake to parts of flower.  Stamped sentiment in espresso. Added dots in espresso from gorgeous grunge; inked edges of cardstock with craft white pad then added cork ribbon and silver twine. Adhered to whisper white card.

Stamped banner blast in cherry cobbler on cork ribbon and punched. Added to card along with pearls.

Peaceful Petals Blended


  • Stamps: Blended Bloom, Peaceful Petals, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Labels Framelits, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, rhinestones, Bitty Banners Framelits, Square lattice EF, Finishing Touched Edgelits, Blendabilities pens

Three Hearts


  • Stamps: Work of Art, Chevron Background, Chalk Talk, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Ink: Craft White, Espresso, Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Extra Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Write markers. White brad and cork ribbon not SU.
Stamped the Chevron Background stamp with Craft White on Crumb Cake CS; added a few dots with stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Espresso. Inked edges with Craft White for a more distressed look. Addd cork ribbon and Silver twine. Adhered to Naturals White 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.

Stamped sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and punched with large oval. Cleaned stamp and colored only "THERE'S YOU" with Rich Razzleberry and Espresso markers then cut in a banner and adhered to middle of oval. Added oval and brad to card

Congratulations Pink and Gray

Sorry for the terrible angle on the photo - I had to snap a shot real quick on my phone to get the card in the package! My son and his wife found out that they're having a baby girl.  Exciting for me, because I have 3 boys - now I get to accessorize a little girl!!!

Congratulations sentiment is from Bravo Set and is stamped in Pretty in Pink and Basic Gray on Whisper White CS. Banners are stamped in Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray and Rose Red. Stars punched using Confetti Stars punch. 

Patriotic Grateful

  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Espresso, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake. Kraft not SU.
  • Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Craft White, Espresso
  • Stamps: Merry Everything, Chevron and Distressed Dots Background, Dot Dot Dot, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Accessories: Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Confetti Stars Punch, All is Calm washi tape. Decorative brad, metal grommit, circle die nestabilities, cork ribbon, thin black sharpie pen not SU.
Stamped "grateful for you" sentiment on bashful blue die cut 2 3/4" circle using night of navy; wiped off ink on "for" and colored with red marker then huffed before stamping. Stamped the "U" again in real red. Outlined YOU with black sharpie; cut the extra red "U" and glued on top. Added dot dot dot stamp in craft white (hard to see in photo).

Stamped distressed dots background stamp in craft white on kraft paper; sponged edges with espresso and added a few gorgeous grunge dots in espresso. 

Stamped chevron background in real red on whisper white; cut into a 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" banner. Added punched stars, bakers twine, metal grommit, washi tape, cork ribbon, decorative paper clip.

Truly Grateful


  • Cardstock: Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge, Truly Grateful
  • Accessories: Espresso Baker's Twine, Paper Crimper, Stampin' Write Markers, Reinkers, Sponge Daubers. Shaving cream, pop-up dots.

This was my first time playing around with the shave cream technique:

Add the cheap, foamy white shave cream to a baking sheet or tray with edges. I had a cheap foil casserole pan that I used. Add 3 or 4 drops of each reinker color to the shave cream. I used Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Brown Sugar and Pear Pizzazz. Swirl the colors together (I used my bone folder because I found a smaller toothpick didn't quite swirl it enough; it depends on the look you are trying to achieve). Press the Pumpkin Pie 4" X 5 1/4" CS panel directly into the shave cream, smushing it down for coverage. Scrape off excess with a piece of scrap cardstock; blot with a papertowel. Allow to dry for a few minutes.

While the panel is drying, stamp the pinecones in Espresso on Soft Suede and Crumb Cake CS (you need 3); add some Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake marker to the pinecone image. Fussy cut.

Run piece of 2 3/4" x 2 3/8" Crumb Cake CS through paper crimper; sponge daub edges with Espresso. Tear piece of Pumpkin Pie CS and stamp log round image with Versamark, then Truly Grateful sentiment in Cherry Cobber; add gorgeous grunge dots in Espresso and sponge daub edges with Espresso. Adhere to crimped background.

Take your pumpkin pie panel an stamp the ornamental pine in Espresso; go over some of the image with Espresso and Always Artichoke markers to add depth to the pine. Stamp gorgeous grunge dots in Espresso and sponge daub edges in espresso. Tie baker's twine around panel and mat with Espresso CS; mount on Really Rust card. Add matted sentiment and pinecones using pop-up dot; adhere other two pinecones to right corner of card.