Monthly Archives: November 2013

Magnificent Maple

CCMC279Happy Thanksgiving to all USA friends!  I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with family and GREAT food (and of course football!).

I just couldn’t resist using my very favorite Magnificent Maple stamp ONE MORE TIME for this GREAT sketch on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!!!  I will definitely miss this one!

Here’s the details…

  • Summer Starfruit – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soho Subway dsp print – 2 1/2 x 5 , round top right corner, add to card front
  • Early Espresso – 1/2 x 5 and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, round bottom left corner, stamp Truly Grateful using Early Espresso.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp leaf on Very Vanilla – Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, cut out , curl edges, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie knot in Neutral trim, add piece of Early Espresso stitched 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon before tying off.  Add to card front using glue dots
Set(s): Magnificent Maple, Truly Thankful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Soho Subway dsp
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Other: Corner Rounder, Neutral Trim, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Check out what the rest of the design team has done with this fun sketch!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Christmas Collectibles

CAS248When I checked out the CAS challenge on SCS today it was to make a traditional holiday card.  I decided to go with Christmas and this is what I came up with.

When I think of traditional Christmas, I think of red and green so I went with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

Here the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 added using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive on 5 1/2 x 3/4 Whisper White, fold, add to card front with double layer of dimensionals.
  • Stamp ornament twice – Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, punch out both, layer Old Olive piece on Cherry Cobbler, add to card front with double-layer of dimentionals.
  • Add Silver 1/8″ ribbon bow, add small rhinestones to finish it off.
Set(s): Christmas Collectibles, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Other: Christmas Ornament Punch, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

 

Snow Day

TSSC290Happy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it…Thursday is Thanksgiving…WOW!!!  I just can’t believe it!  Well…It’s time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and Mary Jo has a fun one for us!

I do really like this little guy…he’s just sooo happy!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler: 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Season of Style Green Dotted – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 3 3/8, round corners, sponge edges using Crumb Cake, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Season of Style – two prints, one 3/4 x 4 and one 3/4 x 4 1/4 cut into banner and add to panel.
  • On piece of Whisper White, stamp snowman in Smoky Slate (stamped off once), face in Basic Black, nose in Pumpkin Pie, hat in Gumball Green, scarf in Cherry Cobbler, arms in Early Espresso
  • Greeting in Gumball Green
  • Cut out using Deco Label Framelits, add using dimensionals

TSSC290So many fun thing you can do with 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): Snow Day, More Merry Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Season of Style dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Deco Label Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Snow Day

Snow DayOkay…so there’s a bit of a story about this card.  On Tuesday I had a workshop and I planned on using this card as one of the make and takes.  I had all the supplies for this (and the other make and takes) packed up and ready to go.  I get home from school, did my 2 mile walk and around 5 pm sat down to cool off before getting my shower and heading to my workshop at 5:50.  I’m checking my computer and read that Endless Wishes is SOLD OUT and would NOT be RESTOCKED!!!  EEK!!!!  What am I going to go?  I have everything prepped but no one will be able to purchase the set.  So I QUICKLY got a shower and had 20 mins to come up with a new card using the supplies from the last one.  Anyway…this is what I came up with and IT WAS A HIT!!!  WHEW!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Stamp snowman in Smoky Slate (stamp off once), eyes/mouth in Basic Black, nose in Pumpkin Pie, arms in Early Espresso, buttons in Coastal Cabana, hat/scarf in Real Red.
  • Stamp snowflakes in Coastal Cabana and greeting in Real Red.
  • Add 1/2 x 5 1/2 strips of Real Red to the top and bottom of of the Whisper White piece than add panel to card base using dimensionals.
  • Finish off the card by add some Basic Rhinestones among the snowflakes.

So…that’s how you morph one card into another!

Set(s): Snow Day
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Truly Grateful

CCMC278So I had decided to hold a World Card Making Day event well…on the actual World Card making day and it just didn’t work out for everyone so I changed the date and it was great for everyone.  Unfortunately then my sweet Gypsy got sick and I needed to cancel and try again at a later date.  So that DID work out (and everyone got to meet the little Coco puff.  So…what the HECK does THAT have to do with this card?  Well…I REALLY liked the design of one of the cards so I decided to remake it in different colors for today’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge (see…I DID get there!)

Here’s the details…

  • Always Artichoke:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Natural White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Layer onto Sahara Sand 3 3/4 x 5
  • Stamp Gorgeous Grunge scatter print in Sahara San (no…really it is there)
  • Hexagon Punch – 2 Tangerine Tango, 1 Always Artichoke, 1 Sahara Sand, run through Woodgrain Embossing Folder and add to panel
  • Stamp Truly Grateful in Always Artichoke
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Little Leaves sizzlits in Whisper White, add using dimensionals to finish it off.

SixSidedSamplerI think it is always fun to see cards that things are based on.  All the dimensions are the same as above but base is Sahara Sand, layer is Cajun Craze.  Hexagons are Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, and Sahara Sand and I left these plain.  Finally I stamped my friend from from the Six Sided Sampler in Cajun Craze.  Everything else is the same!

Set(s): Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Natural White, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand
Ink: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Other: Hexagon Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder Dimensionals

So…check out what the design team did with the challenge colors then come join the fun!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Christmas Wishes

DSC01070I recently had a workshop and for my demo I wanted to show the Expressions Thinlits.  Since I just LOVE the look of the blue poinsettia (and since this set is ON SALE!!!) I thought I’d but the two things together.  What a great little card.

I did the poinsettia exactly the same way that I did it on this card, I just changed the rest of the card up.

But one of the really EXCITING things?  This is one of the sets that is ON SALE during the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Sale!

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There are THREE items on sale TODAY ONLY!!! And the rest of the items are on sale THROUGH December 2nd!  So check it out now by clicking…

HOLIDAY SALE!!!

If you are placing an order online, please use the following hostess code…

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And back to my card.  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Striped Winter Frost dsp:  1 3/4 x 5 1/2, layer a 1/2 x 5 1/2 Island Indigo strip behind it then add to the card front
  • Whisper White, 3 1/8 x 4 1/8, layer on Island Indigo 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Add to card front.
  • Stamp poinsettia 2 times on Vellum Cardstock using versamark, silver emboss, cut out, color the BACK using Bermuda Bay.  Curl Edges.
  • Stamp left 3 times using Versamark on vellum cardstock, cut out, color BACK using Wild Wasabi.  Curl edges.
  • Layer together using dimensionals, add leaves using glue dots.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut MERRY from Silver Foil (I use the adhesive sheets on the back to make it easy to attach).  Add to card front.
  • I used small rhinestones in the center of the poinsettia to finish it off.
Set(s): Joyful Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Winter Frost dsp, Vellum Cardstock, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Adhesive Sheets, Expression Thinlits Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Festive Flurry

SUOSo the SUO Challenge this time is “Let if Snow”.  WOW…what an EASY challenge!  What I love about easy themes is that it is sooo easy to come up with something to go with it!

When I was thinking about what to do, I decided I wanted to go with one of my very favorite (EVER) ‘color’ combos and do my snow card in white and silver and that is all!  Yep…white…silver.  you can’t go wrong!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White:  3 3/4 x 5
  • Stamp Joy, Peace, Love from Christmas Tagables set in Versamark and silver emboss.
  • Silver Glimmer:  3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (cut out the center…no reason so waste all this yummy paper!)
  • Layer Whisper White panel on the silver, wrap two pieces of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp smallest and second to smallest snowflakes in Versamark and silver emboss.  Cut out with the framelits.  Cut out the smallest snowflake in silver glimmer.  Layer snowflakes using dimensionals then add to card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): Festive Flurry, Christmas Tagables
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Festive Flurry Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall