Friday, September 30, 2016

Tin of Tags Kit

Last year Stampin' Up! put out a fabulous tag kit.  And this year, they managed to top it with the Tin of Tags Project Kit.  These tags are quick and easy to make along with being super cute!  Here is a look at the kit:

So along with the supplies to make 30 (3 of 10 different designs) you get an adorable tin to store them.  And with the kit you get everything you need except the stamp set, ink, and adhesive.  Here is a look at the stamp set which is super cute and has uses well beyond the tag kit:

This kit did not take too long to make, probably about an hour.  There are two things I would mention.  No where in the directions does it tell you to stamp the "TO:" and "FROM:" on the back of the tags before you embellish the front.  I am thrilled to say that I actually remembered to do this.  I also ended up all the baker's twine they gave and dipped into my stash.  I made the tag strings a little longer then they suggested though.  Here is some pictures of the completed kit:

Here is a close of small groups of them:

The die cut tags are already treated with a pretty water color wash.

I love the tassels and wooden die cuts.

So fun, right?  I am definitely planning on offering this as a class and can't wait to show it off to everyone!  Below is a complete supply list.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Leaves are Falling

So now its officially Fall, although confession, I had fall candles and decorations up since the start of September.  Two weeks ago we had our Mystery Supply Blog Hop challenge and I sent goodies to Cheryl.  What she didn't know was that I set aside the same items as I sent her.  This is the card I created:

Just to recap, I sent the Copper Foil leaf die cut, that fun fall DSP background and the Mint Macaron striped ribbon.  I am not sure how I got around to doing the ribbon and Lots of Labels Die cuts like that, but I love how it turned out.  And I did emboss the leaf with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  That is probably my favorite part of the whole card.  Here is a peek at the inside:

I am embarrassed to admit I think it is the first time I have used this stamp set and I had it for awhile now.  But I do love it and am looking forward to making a lot of quick and easy cards with it.  I also added a strip of DSP on the side, using up all my scraps.  Because no one sees the paper you hoard, use it all!  

For more fall inspired cards, head over to SSI

Monday, September 26, 2016

September Technique Challenge

We have a very cool technique challenge for you today at SSI.  It is the first time I have tried this technique, and I think I will definitely be adding this to my routine.  Check it out:

Here is my attempt at this.  The first try did not go so well but I am pleased with second.

I used the Paisleys and Posies Suite which has been a go to set for me recently.  I scored my Delightful Dijon card stock an inch apart using my Simply Scored board and then stamped my background.  I added a strip of DSP and then layered on the sentiment.  I added the extra die cut paisleys for a finishing touch.  Here is the inside: 

I wanted to include the big paisley stamp on the inside above the sentiment.  

Thanks so much for checking out my card for today's challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create and upload over at SSI.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Beautiful Ribbon

This year's Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up has so many awesome things in it. I love the bundles, DSP, stamp sets and tools.  But the accessories are totally awesome as well.  There are so many wonderful ribbons and twines, washi tape sets, and other little embellishments perfect to take your project to the next level.  I have a card today that shows just that.  First up is a card I made when I first got the Seasonal Bells Bundle and Presents and Pinecones DSP.   

I like it, and it was great for a first pass at my card, but as much as I love the ruched ribbon, it didn't look right tied on top of the bell.  So here is my second pass at this card:

I added the Silky Taffeta Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler around the DSP and in Emerald Envy tied in a bow on the bell.  This ribbon has such a nice shine to it and ties up so nicely.  I also added some of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate below my bell which I got on sale from the Special Offers!  Here is a peek at the inside: 

I stuck with the happy theme and used the Suite Seasons stamp set and added some of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Washi Tape.  I love how this card turned out,

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can see how a special accessory can add just the right touch to your creation.  Head over to SSI to see more of our designers favorite accessories from the Holiday Catalog! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Christmas Pines

There are a lot of fabulous bundles in the Holiday Catalog.  One that caught my eye right away was the Christmas Pines bundle.  The stamp set had some awesome two step stamping that will be so fun with different hues.  And the framelits/thinlits are just amazing.  I created a card using this tree-rific bundle for our All About Trees post over at SSI.

I used Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum for my color palette with a touch of copper.  The thinlits to make the pinecones are so darling!  I did some two step stamping with the two shades of green.  Here is a peek at the inside:  

I decided to add some more fun to the inside by embossing it and sponging over it in Mint Macaron.  It's like an extra surprise when you open the card!

For more tree themed cards, head over to SSI.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

September INKspiration

It's another Monday morning and we are back with our INKspiration challenge over at SSI.  I chose this image inspired by this Back to School time.  Check it out:

I decided to keep this card simple because honestly, I am just a little short on stampin' time recently.  I am hoping to fix that soon and get into a schedule.  Anyways, I decided to focus on the apple.  Here is my card:

I kept this very simple but I did something I don't normally do.  I stamped right on the Fruit Stand DSP.  I added some sequins and a strip of washi tape to finish up this quick and easy card.  Thanks for looking.  Head back over to SSI to see how our other designers were INKspired by this image and then head back and create your own.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Cute Little Paper Box

So today at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are showing off some 3-D projects.  I love creating cool projects with paper, the kind that make people say, I can't believe you did that with paper!  Well I was on the hunt for something new on Pinterest and I found something pretty cool and perfect.  First I am going to give the credit to Dawn Griffith for her amazing blog and tutorial featuring her Small Origami Box.  Here is my take on her project:

Ok, so can you tell I love the Cookie Cutter Punch and coordinating stamp sets.  I mean, seriously, how stinkin' cute are they right?  Here are some individual shots:

What a cute reindeer...Early Esspresso ink stamped on Crumb Cake card stock.  The DSP is the Warmth and Cheer stack.

For this cute gingerbread man, I stamped off first in Early Esspresso.  The paper is the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  

I put this box next to an ink pad for size comparison, this is small and cute!  I had fun coloring Santa in and you can't see it in the picture but there is some clear Wink of Stella glitter on the white parts of his suit.  

I took a break from the cookie cutter sets for this cute bell box.  The paper is the Pinecones and Presents DSP paired with the Seasonal Bells bundle.  

I made some Halloween ones too, here is a little studly vampire.

And a sweet lady skeleton.

Thanks so much for checking out my 3-D projects.  For more ideas, head over to SSI!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the September SSI Blog Hop.  We have a very cool hop for you today, a mystery supply hop!  We each sent another designer three different items to use on a card.  It is like those cooking shows where you have to include crazy ingredients and make something yummy.  Fun, right?  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Tobe at The Craft Sea. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

So Tobe sent me my goodies.  And I was so excited to create with them, I forgot to take a picture of the items.  Seriously, I made the card when I was supposed to be cleaning up my craft room.  Here it is:

So I will tell you exactly what she sent me; the striped background DSP, the houndstooth DSP, the adorably colored in scarecrow and the burlap ribbon.  The only items of those I had when I got this was the houndstooth DSP.  Although, I must confess the Halloween DSP and the scarecrow stamp set and punch are now in my possession!  I decided to make it a general fall themed hello card and used the sentiment from Badges and Banners.  I also stamped and die cut some tiny leaves.  Here is the inside:

She sent me a few scarecrows so I had to use one on the inside!  I also added some leaves.

This was so fun to do!  Let's see what Cheryl at Create with Cheryl did with the goodies I sent her!  

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
2. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
3. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
4. Tobe at The Craft Sea
5. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
6. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Card Sketch

Can you believe its already September?  Its almost halfway over.  I feel like the days are so long but the weeks fly by?  Anyways we have an awesome sketch for you over at SSI this week.  Check it out:

I was able to get a card created with this sketch in a snap.  That is what happens when you start with a great sketch.  Here it is:

I got a chance to use the Spooky Fun bundle, which I just had to have.  The witches, bats, and pumpkins were perfect for those circles.  I didn't have my Halloween DSP when I was making my card, but I remembered the Bright Designer Series Patterned paper stack I had and grabbed some Pumpkin Pie polka dot paper.  This made a perfect cute Halloween card and I just love the sentiment.  Here is the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card for this super sketch.  Now I want to see what you can make.  Head back to SSI and upload your creation today!


Friday, September 9, 2016

A Copper Congrats

Copper is so on trend right now.  And Stampin' Up! has it in embossing powder, specialty designer series paper, foil sheets and even thread.  I decided to use most of these beautiful products to make a lovely wedding card.  Check it out:

This turned out better than I had hoped.  Dont' you love it when that happens?  Of course when you start with such lovely specialty designer series paper, I mean there is no where to go but up, right?  The Night of Navy with Copper Foil accents is so pretty.  I took a scrap of Very Vanilla and heat embossed the Congrats sentiment and mounted it on a scallop square die cut of Copper Foil sheets.  The pearls took this card to the next level for sure!  Here is the inside:

I had a little sliver of the DSP left over when I cut, so I decided to put in inside.  I thought about doing some more heat embossing and then I realized that the card was perfect.  Stick a fork in it, done!

Head over to SSI for more Celebration Cards, for birthday, anniversaries and weddings!  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Cute Vampire

No, not the Robert Pattinson Twilight or Brad Pitt Interview with a Vampire kinda vampire.  A cute as a little cookie vampire.  I am getting a little ahead of myself.  Allow me to explain.  I finally got the adorable Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle along with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  So I couldn't wait to use them.  I looked for an online sketch challenge and found something perfect over at Freshly Made Sketches:

It makes me sad when I think of how long it has been since I have done an online challenge.  I need to make it a goal to do at least three a week.  It is always so fun and gives me a chance to play with my fabulous Stampin' Up! supplies.  Here is my card:

He is super cute, right?  There really isn't much to explain about this card.  Although I will say that the Halloween Night DSP that I used here has specks or Pumpkin Pie, but I decided to use Peekaboo Peach because I love that ruched ribbon so much.  I also colored his vest Peekaboo Peach and used a Peekaboo Peach Enamel star.  The spider webs in the corner come from the amazing stamp set Ghoulish Grunge.  Thanks for stopping by.  For a complete supply list, check out below. 

Pretty Purple Paisleys

Today over at SSI we are talking about our favorite bundles from the Holiday Catalog.  There are so many to choose from.  Honestly, I pretty much love them all but I decided on showing off the Paisleys and Posies Bundle, check it out:

I am not sure what made me go with this color palette, but I love it; Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Smoky Slate with some silver accents.  I am using the DSP and bundle from the Paisley and Posies Suite.  And do you remember that Pool Party glitter ribbon from the Occasions catalog last year...we have that now in Silver AND Sweet Sugarplum.  This ribbon is my favorite for sure!  And the paisley die cuts were so easy with the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot Die Brush.  I can't wait to cut more pretty paisley and flowers.  

For more projects featuring the fabulous bundles in the Holiday Catalog, head over to SSI.

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Color Challenge

Monday is here already, but hopefully you are off from work and enjoying some time with your family.  Maybe you can take some time to join in on the Color Challenge we have going on over at SSI.  Check it out:

I had started this card wanting to use Lovely as a Tree but ended up going another route.  Here is my card:

This was a quick card to make...just ink and paper with a little gold metallic enamel star.  Here is the inside:  

I added the bicycle inside because it is so cute.  I can't wait to see some more cards with these colors.  It made me realize I don't really play with the Regals as much, although with Christmas coming, I am sure I will be using Garden Green!  Head over to SSI for more INKspiration and then upload your creation!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Touches of Thanks

Touches of Texture was the first must have stamp set I saw in the Annual Catalog.  I paired it with the Thankful Thoughts stamp set along with a fun bright color palette for this thank you card:

I did a little emboss resist with that fun flower.  For this technique, I stamped the flower in Versa Mark, covered it with white embossing powder and then used my heat tool.  Then I took sponges in Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush and sponged over it.  I also sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and added some extra background stamping and a bee also in Crumb Cake.  I added some banners from the Affectionately Yours DSP and a little bow with some Linen Thread.  Linen Thread is a fabulous accessory and adds just the right touch to any project!  

Just a little note, I love heat embossing, it might be my favorite technique...its adds such a wow factor and really isn't that difficult to do.  If you are looking to step up your paper crafting, investing in some VersaMark, Embossing Powder and a heat tool is a great way.  I LOVE my Big Shot and all the dies that I get, but all of those tools can be expensive. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I promise to be back next week with lots of projects featuring products from the brand new Holiday Catalog!  Head back over to SSI for more thank you cards!