Monday, October 31, 2016

A Mini Detailed Floral Purse or Treat Bag for Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!

Just like a favorite candy, I can't stay away from creating the mini purses using Stampin' Up!'s Detailed Floral Thinlits!  This time I used Black cardstock for my purse base and I randomly sponged Whisper White cardstock with a variety of inks.  I also created a note card to match in case I don't use it as a treat bag (I agree it might be a bit small for those who enjoy a huge candy haul.... but it is perfect for those decedent treats!).

So please excuse my current obsession, and have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Close-up of mini purse

Close-up of Rhinestone detail on purse handle
(sorry for blur - couldn't get a sharper image this time round)

(I used Designer Tin of Cards Stamp set for the saying)

Happy Inky Smiles,

Stampin' Up! products used:

Tips to help you recreate this project:

  • Refer to my Saturday post for details on cutting and scoring your mini purse/treat bag.
  • The changes this time round: I used Basic Black cardstock and Whisper White Cardstock.
  • I cut my Whisper White cardstock by starting with a 11" x 5" strip.  From this I cut two pieces at 5" x 3 1/4" and used the remaining piece to use for the flap and the notecard.
  • Note card measurements:  4 1/2" x 3" (so you need a piece cut 6" x 4 1/2" and then scored in half to create the card base)
  • I used the following ink colors to randomly sponge my whisper white pieces:
    • Crushed Curry
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Melon Mambo
    • Wild Wasabi
  • The largest whisper white piece I used to first glue onto the flap of the purse and die cut the edge.  Then I used the remaining piece to cut a piece to fit inside the note card.  I had a small 1/2" strip left over that I used for my say "Just a note to you".  I ended up with hardly any scrap!
  • For the handle use a 11" x 1 1/4" strip of cardstock and score down each end on the long side at 3/8". Fold the edges in and use bone folder to gently bend and mold your handle.  Then add glue to each flap piece.  Again use bone folder to "shape" your handle. You now should have a handle that is 11" x 1/2". Glue each end of the handle to the inside portion of the purse ridge (I glued about a 3/4" to 1" handle end).  Then to change this handle up I also bent and glued the handle on the outside ridge about 1/2".
  • Last I used Basic Rhinestones to bling up my project
  • Options:  Use Wink of Stella to sparkle up the roses/flowers; use Shimmery White Cardstock, use ribbon for purse handle....okay time for ME to make another one of these!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Blog Hop - Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea

Hello stampers and welcome to the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop!  Settle back with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the hop.  This month's theme is stocking stuffer/gift idea.

I had to really work on whittling down my idea for a Christmas stocking stuffer for this post but I settled on this wonderful mini purse - I absolutely love it!  My inspiration came from a UK Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Bibi Cameron, and she had done an absolutely wonderful job in creating a video tutorial that is really, really helpful.  You will find the link to her beautiful post here :)

I tweaked the dimensions a wee bit to allow for the 11" x 8.5" cardstock size we usually use here in North America.  You will find those details at the end of this post.  All you need for this project is two sheets of cardstock in the choice of your favorite colors - isn't that neat?  I thought so!  Just imagine how may mini purse combinations you could make......Enjoy:

Two color combinations and I already know who are getting these beauties in their stockings!
Close-up of the Cucumber Crush and Pink Pirouette purse. and
I used a Basic Pearl in the centre of the flower accent.
Closer view of the Dapper Denim and Soft Sky version - I forgot to mention
I also used the Botanical Builder Framelits for the flower accents.
And I used a Basic Rhinestone in the middle here.

Bet you can't make just one.....just thought I would mention that.  Now please continue your hop and have fun.

Sabrina's Blog
Erica's Blog

Stampin' Up! Products used (and any two pieces of cardstock colors of your choice):

Tips for North American stampers:
1.  From your base cardstock color: 11" x 5"strip; 11" x 2 1/4"strip; and 1" strip (you will notice you use up the whole cardstock piece - how cool is that!?!
2. From contrasting cardstock color strip 11" x 5":  2 piece cut 5" x 3 1/4" and remainder used to glue to back of flap and then die cut out.
1. On the 11" side of the 11" x 5" base cardstock piece: 3/8", 3/4", 4", 5 1/4" 8 1/2" and 9".
2. On the short side of the 11" x 2 1/4" strip: 1/2", 1 1/8" and 1 3/4".
3. On the short side of the 11" x 1" strip:  3/8" and 5/8".

Monday, October 24, 2016

Detailed Floral Birthday Bloom Card

Hello stampers!

Today I wish to share one easy card design with you while creating two delightfully victorian styled birthday cards.  I used a combination of two (2) Stampin' Up! sets and the Detailed Floral Die set.  You can easily change up the color scheme to what you have on hand and even change up the stamped flower design.  I hope this is a starting point for you.  

Both cards using reversed cardstock colords
Closeup of card using Very Vanilla as card base and
Flirty Flamingo ink and ribbon color

Using Soft Suede as card base and
Sweet Sugarplum ink and ribbon color

Close-up of top portion of card to showcase the coloring and placement of
stamped and inked image inside circle punch.
Close-up of bottom portion of card so you see the small die cut pieces
glued on either side of the saying. - I think the addition of some basic
pearls might jazz this card up too!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!

Stampin' Up! products used in these two cards:

Tips to recreate the cards:
Cut: 1.  Cut your card base (either Soft Suede or Very Vanilla) 11" x 4 1/4"
2.  Cut your card mat (either Very Vanilla or Soft Suede) 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  You die cut the floral design (I used the Detailed Floral die set),
3. Scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp your flower image (I used the Birthday Blooms set) and then punch out using 1 3/8" circle punch.
4. Scrap of Soft Suede to punch out a 1 1/2" circle.
5. Cut a 6" piece of ribbon (I used the 2016/17 Incolor Ribbons in Sweet Sugarplum and/or Flirty Flamingo).
Additional tips:
1.  Stamp your saying to the bottom right of your cardstock.  I used Soft Suede ink in both cards and the saying from Butterfly Basics. (You could also try Versa Mark ink and gold embossing powder for the saying on the Soft Suede card base, especially if you want to get a very glitzy look to the Soft Suede card base!
2.  Save some small bits from the die cut floral image to glue around your stamped saying.
3.  I colored the flower bloom using the ink from the stamp pad lid and a blender pen.  Then, once the image was dry I applied a thin coating of the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the bloom portion of the stamped flower and applied my Dazzling Diamonds glitter - absolutely stunning!
4.  I attached my piece of ribbon to the die cut piece and then I glued the die cut piece to my card base using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
5.  I attached my assembed circle art piece over the ribbon with stampin' dimensionals.!
6.  Fininsh the inside of the card with another stamped image of the flower bloom.
7.  Don't forget to stamp your envelope too!