Holiday Home

TSSC346It’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  I haven’t used this Holiday Home stamp set much but when I saw the sketch for this week…well…I thought it would be perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • Lost Lagoon – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • All is Calm – dotted print – 2 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • All is Calm – striped print – 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Add to bottom of dotted piece and wrap piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around it.
  • Stamp flying Santa using StazOn Jet Black on dotted and greeting on striped.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/4 x 5 1/2, punch with Scallop Edge punch, add behind to of panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp house using StazOn jet Black on Whisper White.  Color using Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon Markers.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.

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Love this sketch…hope you can join the fun!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Holiday Home
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, All s Calm dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Dec Control Freak Blog Hop

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the December Control Freak Blog Hop!  But…even though Christmas is ‘right around the corner’ the Freaks are all busy creating with NEW STUFF!!!  If any group LOVES NEW STUFF…it’s this one let me tell you!  If you are going forward through the hop you have arrived here from Deb Currier’s Artfelt Impressions Blog.  I absolutely LOVE her style…so clean!

As for so much new stuff…what’s a gal to do? Well I decided to focus in on really two main things… the “Love is Kindness” single stamp (oh…and I did cut the words from the stamp and made myself 2 stamps from this) and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  Oh…I also used the new Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities!

So…one to my projects…

BlogHopCardFirst let’s do a card.  Now this is not a ‘normal’ size but as you’ll see in a minute…there’s a reason for that!  The Pink Pirouette card base is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded (finished size 3 1/2 x 4 1/4).  Ran the top through the Large Dotted Embossing Folder.  I added a the Wild Wasbi banner (cut with thinlit in Mini Treat Bag Thinlits), added to front, add 1/4 x 3 1/2 strip of Typeset dap.  The tulips are stamped in Memento Black on 1 7/8 x 3 1/2 piece of Very Vanilla, colored with Blendabilities and added to card front.  The enjoy was cut from piece in Mini Treat Bag Thinlits from BOTH Basic Black and Strawberry Slush, layered and added.  Finally little bow (some thinlits) from Pink Pirouette with Large Basic Rhinestone in center.

BlogHopCard&EnvelopeSo…why the odd sized card you ask?  That is so easy…it fits PERFECTLY into the Mini Treat Bag!  I made the bag out of the Typeset dsp.  I scored the bag at 4 3/8 and added the card.  Stamped the tulips on Very Vanilla, punched out with Note Tag punch, layer on another Wild Wasabi banner, tied a piece of Strawberry Slush Twine around clothespin and add to bag.  For You is in Strawberry Slush from the Treat Bag thinlits.

BlogHopJournalI always like to do a little ‘3D’ for the hop and this time I used one of the little Kraft Grid Journals (from the main catalog) that I bought when that catalog came out.  I used the large polka dotted embossing folder.  I did the banner in Pink Pirouette, then added a 1/4″ Basic Black strip.  I stamped the tulip image again in Memento Black on Very Vanilla, colored with Blendabilities, cut out and added to the front of the journal.  I cut the ‘for you’ from both Basic Black and Strawberry Slush, layered and added to journal front.  It needed just a ‘little something’ so I add some small Basic Rhinestones.

Now this little journal is cut but it needed to be in some special packaging.  Back to the Mini Treat Bag Framelit…

BlogHopJournal&PouchI made the Treat Bag as per directions from the Typeset dsp.  I Tied some Strawberry Slush twine around it (HINT:  MUCH easier to do with the journal IN the bag) and then added a tag just like I did for the card ‘envelope’.  I just wanted quick and easy for this and was so surprised that it was the perfect size!  So…here’s my two projects together…

BlogHopGroupOkay…I’m done!  Now it is time to head on over to Dawn Olchefske’s Do Stamping blog.  She always has THE MOST WONDERFUL ideas!

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Set(s): Love is Kindness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Typeset dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Other: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Large Polka Dotted Embossing Folder, Note Tag Punch, Strawberry Slush Twine, Clothespin, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Merry Everything

CCMC334I just couldn’t resist making a Christmas card with the YUMMY color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week.

With the fun snowflakes from Snowflake Card Thinlet set and a greeting…well, you really can’t go wrong on making quick and easy cards.  And really by now…that is really all the time you have let for cards…quick and easy.  I hope you are all done with yours and wrapping up your holiday preparation!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  Round the bottom 2 corners using the Project Life Corner Rounder
  • Silver Glimmer – two strips 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Add to card base on a diagonal and trim to fit.
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5.  Round the bottom two corners.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and embossing using Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.
  • Add panel to card fron using dimensionals.
  • Use large snowflake thinlit in Cherry Cobbler and 3 small ones in Silver Glimmer. Add to card front.
  • Color some large Basic Rhinestones using darkest Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and add to center of snowflakes.  Add some additional medium Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Merry Everything
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark, Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler
Other: cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Project Life Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Wondrous Wreath

SUO112It’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Merry and Bright – celebrating the winter holidays!

I say this layered embossed wreath on Pinterest (of course) and had demoed this at a workshop.  I think this is definitely Merry and Bright!  Don’t you?

It’s hard to tell from the picture but instead of just stamping in ink the 3 layers of the wreath…each layer is embossed.  In real life…it is REALLY cool!

Here’s the details -

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, run through Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder and layer onto Brushed Gold 3 3/4 x 4 3/4.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp first layer of wreath using Versamark on Brushed Gold and white emboss.  Tap with Embossing Buddy.  Stamp 2nd layer of wreath using Versamark and Gold Emboss.  Tap with Embossing Buddy.  Stamp 3rd layer of wreath using Versamark and Cherry Cobbler Emboss.  Cut out using wreath framelits.  Add to card front.
  • Stamp bow and hanger using Versamark on Whisper White.  Cherry Cobbler Emboss.  Cut out using matching Framelit.
  • Cut Cherry Cobbler Joy out using framelit.  Add to card front.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Wondrous Wreath
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Wreath Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Festival of Trees

TSSC345Yep it’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  LOVE the long narrow card and immediately had the idea for this card.  Silver and white is one of my favorite color combos for Christmas and a little touch of Cherry Cobbler is perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 6 1/4
  • Silver Glimmer – 1 3/8 x 5 1/2, cut into banner and add
  • Silver Foil – 2 x 3 1/2 – add using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler
  • Whisper White – punch out  2 1/2″ circle, add using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – Tree punch (without trunk)
  • Silver Foil – Petite Pennants Build punch.
  • Stamp tree base and cardinal using Cherry Cobbler, cut out.  Punch out two small stars.  Add stars to top of trees and base to trees.  Attach Silver Glimmer tree directly onto circle and foil using dimensionals.  Add cardinal using dimensionals

TSSC345PERFECT sketch for a Christmas Card!  I had so much fun doing this that I hope you can join the fun!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Tree Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Merry Little Wish

CAS303Here’s a very quick little card that I did for the CAS challenge on SCS.  I saw the challenge was to add some sparkle to a Christmas card and I realized that I hadn’t done one of my pink snowflake cards.  Now typically when I do a pink snowflake card…the snowflakes are actually pink but since I wanted to go for maximum sparkle…I just put sparkly white and silver snowflakes on some Pink Pirouette!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out large snowflake from Dazzling Glimmer paper and small from Silver Glimmer paper.  Add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Yep…a good CAS card and quick and simple!

Set(s): Get Your Santa On
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Sliver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Snowflake Card Thinlits, Silver Embossing, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Cheerful Tags

CCMC333Happy Thursday everyone!  Well school is starting to wind down for me (YAY!!!).  I have finished my face to face class so now I just have to finish up all my online classes and do my grading.  I like this time of the semester…busy but almost done!

So…with school coming to an end then it is time for some ‘holiday cheer’!  And the Create with Connie and Mary sketch is just perfect for the celebration!  I had so much fun doing this quick and easy card!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Nordic Noel – snowflake print – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to bottom of card front.
  • Nordic Noel – diagonal striped print – 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front.
  • Nordic Noel – ornament print – 3 x 5.  Measure in 1/2 in on each side of bottom and trim each side on the diagonal.
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 3/4.  Stamp great using Garden Green, trim into banner.  Trim along right side to match.
  • Garden Green – same measures as above.  Layer behind the ornament print panel and add using dimensionals.
  • Add white Nordic Designer Button under panel.
  • Add Real Red and Soft Sky buttons to finish it off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Cheerful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Nordic Noel dsp
Ink: Garden Green
Other: Nordic Designer Buttons, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy