Monday, November 6, 2017

Oh So Ecclectic Christmas Card

Hello Stamping Friends and thank you for stopping by for some inspiration!

Card front

Today's card is a christmas card using the Oh So Ecclectic stamp set from Stampin' Up! along with Merry Little Labels and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I used a small piece from a sheet of the designer series paper called Naturally Ecclectic.

Close-up of stamped embellishment

Another close-up of card so you can see some
of the DSP and the placement of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Enjoy your crafting week and I look forward to seeing you next time!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Tranquil Tide Cardstock cardbase:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scrap piece for punched Everyday Label shape
Shimmery White cardstock:  5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White cardstock for inside of card:  5 1/4" x 4" and scrap piece to stamp image and punch out using Every Label punch
Naturally Ecclectic DSP piece: 4" x 2 1/2"
1.  Fold cardbase in half and set aside
2.  Die cut ecclectic shape onto shimmery card stock as shown in photo.
3.  Using star stamp from Oh So Ecclectic stamp set and Pool Party ink, stamp stars diagonally across and over die cut image on shimmery white cardstock.
4.  Using Tranquil Tide ink, stamp greeting using Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp onto bottom right corner of shimmery white cardstock.
5.  Then stamp your "Let It Snow" image from the Merry Little Labels stamps onto your scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
6.  Using your Everyday Label punch, punch out the "Let It Snow" image and another "label" from your scrap piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock.
7.  Now attach your DSP piece to backside of diecut Shimmery White cardstock by placing Snail around the outside edge of the die cut (on the backside of cardstock), and then carefully placing and attaching your DSP over the Snail so you see your DSP peaking through on the front side of your Shimmery White cardstock.
8.  Now glue your "Let it Snow" punched shape to the Tranquil Tide punched shape with Snail.
9.  Now take a 7 1/2" piece of mini silver sequin trim and attach to backside of punched shape with Snail.
10. Now glue your shimmery white card piece to your Tranquil Tide card base.
11.  Apply Stampin' Dimensionals to the backside and over top of the trim and attach to your die cut card piece as shown in photos.
12.  Don't forget to add some bling - the Rhinestone Basic Jewels make this card sparkle!
13.  Stamp the inside Whisper White cardstock piece as desired and glue to inside of your card.
13.  Make and decorate your envelope.
You are done!  whoo-hoo - now you are on your way to creating christmas cards!  Love it!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Marble Swirl Fall Leaves - Happy Halloween!

Hello stamping friends!
I hope you had a great weekend!

Marbled background with leaves

I sure did!  See what I made?
I spent some time with my Paper Pumpkin buddies yesterday afternoon and I adapted September 2017 Paper Pumpkin's project idea with the lovely background stamp called Marbled from Stampin' Up!, which I borrowed from one of my stamping buddies! I think this card turned out just beautiful!

Close-up of stamped, die-cut leaves and embellished with ribbon trims
What do you think?

You can definitely change up the color by using any combination you wish!  The Vintage Leaves stamp set and the matching Leaflets Framelits dies (both from Stampin' Up!) make putting this card together really fun and easy!

I hope I have inspired you here today. Have a wonderful week and see you again next time.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Cajun Craze cardstock cardbase: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Whisper White cardstock 2 pieces 5 1/4" x 4" (one for stamping and the other for inside of card)
Scraps of:
Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum
1. Fold card base in half and set aside.
2.  Ink up your Marbled background stamp with Lemon Lime Twist.  Then, taking your Tranquil Tide ink pad, swipe over areas you want colored with this ink (you can also tap ink onto the background stamp using your daubers - you choose!)  Now take one piece of the Whisper white cardstock and place over your inked background stamp, place a scrap piece of paper over top and then use your hands to "ink" up your cardstock piece.
3. Glue this onto your card base.
4.  Ink up your leaf image with Crushed Curry and then swipe over smaller areas of the leaf with Cajun Craze ink and then Tranquil Tide Ink.
5.  Die cut your stamped leaf image (or cut out with your paper snips).
6.  Now die cut two more matching leaves using your scraps of Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide cardstock pieces.
7.  Punch out a vellum leaf using your Leaf punch.
8.  Assemble your leaves by placing a strip of Snail onto backside of your stamped leaf image and placing this onto your Lemon Lime Twist leaf; then another strip of Snail and onto the Traquil Tide leaf.
9.  Place your vellum punched leaf over top using a glue dot.
10.  Tie a 12" piece of the baker's twine (I used what I had from my Paper Pumpkin kit, but alternatives are the Crushed Curry Bakers Twine or the Linen Thread) around your leaf stems (place a 2" strip of the mini sequin trim over the tied twine and tie a knot.  Now tie your bow.
11.  Attach your assembled leaf to your background stamped card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
12.  Ink up your choice of greeting (I used Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes) with Cajun Craze ink and stamp onto a scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.  Now punch out with the Classic Label punch (or cut out freehand using your paper snips) (I also punched out a strip from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock which I placed glued right underneath my greeting).
13.  Attach your greeting using Stampin' Dimensionals.
14.  Stamp and attach your second piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of your card.
15.  Sign back of card. Make a matching envelope (yes, I still need to do this so don't feel bad if you haven't either by this point!)
Enjoy your stamped creation!  

Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 Bloghop

Hello Stamping buddies and welcome to the Sea Shore Stampers' October Blog Hop!
This month's theme is gift packaging and I decided to create a gift box for Halloween using Stampin' Up!'s tutorial, which you can watch here.

Gift Box

By using just one sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper of your choice, and one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock for the base, you can create a LOT of personalized gift boxes!  I hope you give it a try and find out how easy it is to make these lovely boxes!  Let me know how you do.

Top view of box
Close-up of box embellishment 
Close-up of tails

A few punches, some thinlits, some cardstock scraps, some bits of ribbon, a stapler, some tear and tape and other adhesive, along with a white chalk marker is all it took to make the box topper embellishment! 

Now carry on (or back) to the next blog for more delightful gift-giving ideas:



Have a wonderful weekend and see you next time!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tips and Tricks to recreate this gift box:
Watch the video (link noted above) on how to create and assemble your box
For embellishment on Halloween gift box:
Use a 12" x 12" sheet from the Spooky DSP for the lid and one sheet of black 12" x 12" cardstock for base
7/8" striped rribbon (wrap around completed box and cut with 3/4" overlap (staple together)
Now decorate the ribbon at the place of it's overlap so you hide the join.
If you look closely at the close-up photo of the embellishment, you will be able recreate it your own way!
Have fun and Happy Halloween!