Monthly Archives: December 2013

JOY Banner

Joy Banner

And here is the last of my angel projects.  I absolutely LOVE this little banner and it has been hanging on my mantle to Christmas.  I just looks so nice there!  After making my Spooky Banner, Fall Banner, and Snow Banner I had 3 banner panels left from my original kit.  How perfect was that!

The J and the Y is in Whisper White and I made them using letters in MDS.  These were cut out and added to the frame using double layers of dimensionals.  The angel is made using Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Silver Glimmer.  The snowflakes are stamped using Versamark, Silver Embossed, Vintage Buttons.

Set(s): Festive Flurry
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Banner Kit, Festive Flurry Framelits, MDS, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Die, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Merry Mini Punch Pack, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!  And a MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

WinterSiggy

Evergreen

TSSC294TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!  oh my!!!  And since it is Monday, it is time for another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  I will have to say…it sure is a different sketch this week and I will have to admit…I was stumped!

I sat down to work on the sketch and had some pieces left over from my Christmas card for this year (I’ll be posting that on Christmas day!) and thought if i turned the sketch upside down, changed the size, i could get it to work.

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White: 3 1/2 x 10 folded (THIS IS NOTECARD SIZE!0
  • Whisper White: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the Decorative Dots (SAB) embossing folder and add to card front.
  • Add Silver glimmer 1/2 x 3 1/2 to the top and bottom.
  • Stamp loopy tree using Versamark on Whisper White, silver emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add silver Glimmer Star to top.
  • Stamp greeting using Versamark on Whisper White, Silver emboss, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals.

TSSC294So let’s see…I turned it upside down, changed the oval to a banner, made the top and bottom panels thinner, made the triangle into a tree.  Yep…exactly the same – lol!!!   Hope you can take a break from all the holiday celebrations and 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

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection.

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Evergreen, More Merry Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Merry Mini Punch Pack, Silver Embossing Powder, Decorative Dots (SAB) Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

JOY Frame

JOY Frame

I wanted to make a special project for some people at school so I made two of these.  One is for my former office mate and one is for the teacher I co-taught one of my classes with.  They are both such terrific women!

For the most part this just goes along with the other two projects I have shown already.  I used a print from the Season of Style dsp pack 12 x 6 then added Cherry Cobbler strips to each side (to fill the frame) and strips of Silver Glimmer paper.  The J and the Y is in Whisper White and I made them using letters in MDS.  These were cut out and added to the frame using double layers of dimensionals.  The angel is made using Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Silver Glimmer.  The snowflakes are stamped using Versamark, Silver Embossed, Vintage Buttons.

Set(s): Festive Flurry
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Silver Glimmer, Season of Style dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Festive Flurry Framelits, MDS, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Die, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Banner Christmas

AngelJoyBannerWelcome to the second day of my Christmas angels.  Today I’m sharing a project from my hostess appreciation event that held in the beginning of this month.

In case you missed it, check our my JOY 8 x 8 picture frame that I posted on Thursday.  this was for the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary.  so if you missed it, click here to check it out.

This is such a nice little project to give to someone.  they are quick and easy to make and uses the Build a Banner canvas bases.  Oh…I just LOVE these and will really miss them!  They are great for full banners and terrific for this little single banner.

Here’s some quick details:

  • Make the angel using the Gift Bow die (you can find the directions all over Pinterest) and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  We ran the bottom of the angel dress through the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  Head and hands are Blushing Bride, halo and stars are Champagne Glimmer.
  • Stamp JOY in Versamark and Gold Emboss, cut out and add to angel using double stack of dimensionals.
  • Add little tiny bows from the NEW gold/cream Baker’s Twine.
  • Use Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon as the hanger and tie the ends with the gold/cream Baker’s Twine.
Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Banner Kit, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Die, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Mini Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Gold/Cream Baker’s Twine, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

December Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the December Tour de Freaks blog hop where we are giving you a sneak peek of the fun new stuff that is available in the NEW Occasions Mini.  If you are going forward through the blog hop you arrived here from Patty Bennett’s blog…weren’t her project such FUN!!!!

For my project I decided to use one set from the new Occasions Mini.  When I participate in the hop I like all my projects to ‘coordinate’ so today I’m sharing with you a simple box and set of 5 different notecards.

WatercolorBoxFirst…my box.  I know that you have seen TONS of boxes out there made with the envelope punch boards and yep…this is another one.  I had designed this for my Hostess Appreciation event where each person made a set of 5 monogrammed notecards then this box (well…different colors and such) to hold them.  Since i was doing notecards for this I decided to share the box.  It’s so simple – 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock then 3 1/8 and 4 1/8 punch/score.  Yeppers…that is it!  The black strip is 3/4 x 10 1/2.  The tag using the new scallop tag topper oh…hmmm…the twine is from SAB!!!  I bet you can guess what set I decided to use?  Happy Watercolor!!!

WatercolorThankYouWhen designing my cards for this project i didn’t want to use the Happy Watercolor set for the flowers but instead for the ‘watercolor’ images that are in there.  I think this gives it a very contemporary look to these little cards!  The card on the left using another tag (like I did for the front of the box) and more of the SAB twine and for the card on the right, just an extra panel and a strip.  Oh…I decided that my colors were Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Black.  All my projects use just these colors.  So these are my two ‘thank you’ cards.  The envelope liners are Crisp Cantaloupe and again…wanted to keep things nice and modern.

WatercolorHappyThis is my set of 3 “you make me HAPPY” cards.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper again…this time to make a thin tag and added a Boutique Details embellishment on it and the other two are just an additional panel (the one layered onto Crisp Cantaloupe).  The envelope liners on these are Pool Party.

So here’s a listing of all my supplies…

Set(s): Happy Watercolor
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Subtles dsp paper pack, Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Basic Black
Other: Envelope Punch Board, Scallop Tag Topper, Hexagon Punch (for banners), Envelope Liners Framelits, Boutique Details, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB), Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Julie Davison’s blog to check out her fun projects!

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Joy

JoyFrame2Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is the last Thursday before Christmas so a Merry Christmas to all of the wonderful people who join us every week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This is also the start of a little different week for me…a week of JOY.  Back in November I was working on presents for some colleagues and my hostess appreciation event and some other things and just had a ball using the Gift Bow Angel and using it with the word Joy so I thought this week would be a great ‘week of Joy’ as we lead up to Christmas!  So this is my first one.  This is an insert for an 8 x 8 frame.  I did shoot it without the glass so I could get a good picture of it.

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler 8 x 8 for base
  • Whisper White Core-dinations (wanted some texture) 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Silver Glimmer 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 (did cut out the middle as it would have been a lot of wasted glimmer!), layer Whisper White piece on it.
  • Add two pieces of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Okay…you can find a million tutorials on how to make the Gift Bow Angel so I won’t go into that but I used Cherry Cobbler (bottom of dress through the Delicate Designs embossing folder), Blushing Bride (arms and face), Silver Glimmer (halo), Whisper White (collar).
  • Add angel using DOUBLE layer of dimensionals
  • Stamp JOY banner in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, layer and add to angel using TRIPLE layer of dimensionals.
  • Add little Silver 1/8″ bows to ends of banner and add rhinestones to collar to finish it off.

I really wanted to keep this simple but for it to still be very striking.  I do just LOVE the way this turned out!  Please come back this week to see my other JOY Angels!

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection.

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White Core-dinations, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Love You More

DSC01177Guess what?  Yep…ANOTHER Love You More card!  I wanted to play with some of my other NEW STUFF and had to play with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (the little hearts are hiding the punched out part!).

I do like this little bird and had so much fun using it for my card set for the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection!  It’s only $5.95 for 4 full tutorials – 2 exclusive card sets and two 3D projects!  WOW…how cool is that!  Connie and I had so much fun playing with this special Valentine products just for you!

Here’s the details:

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Fresh Prints Coastal Cabana/White Dotted – 1 3/4 x 4 cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Fresh Prints Real Red Wavy White lines – 1 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/4 x 3 1/8, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 x 3 5/8 – cut both ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Add Real Red Small Heart punch and 2 Coastal Cabana hearts (2-step owl punch).  Do this to the top and bottom of tag.
  • Stamp Love You More using Coastal Cabana onto tag.
  • Stamp bird in Real Red on Whisper White, cut out and add to tag using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones for a little bling to finish it off.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Love Your More
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Other: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Small Heart Punch, 2-Step Owl Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy