Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Snow Place Diorama Card

I am having SO much fun with the Snow Place stamp set and Diorama cards. I love how this one turned out.

Thanks again to Julie Davison for the Tutorial. You will need 12x12 Cardstock for this larger version of the one I posted earlier.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Snow Place Shaker Card

I love this little Snowman. He is so dang cute! He is from the set Snow Place and there is even a coordinating set of Framelit Dies to take all the hard work off your hands.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall 5 x5 Sampler Frame

Yay! The NEW Holiday Catalog is out. It is incredible. 
I want to buy pretty much EVERYTHING in it!!

One of my customer's wanted to make a Sampler Frame 
for her in home workshop which excited me to no end!

This was the end result and I am happy to say, her and her guests loved it.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Thanksgiving 5x5 Sampler Frame

Yep. I am still addicted to these Samplers. Here is my Thanksgiving version. Here is how to make the Turkey thanks to Lynn Pratt.
The Lighthearted Leaves stamp set will be available tomorrow when the Holiday Catalog launches.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Diorama Card

Diorama Cards are SO much fun to make and give, I found a great Tutorial from Julie Davison for the basics and then created my own version.
Here is also a SNEAK peak at items available in the NEW Holiday Catalog out September 1st.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Personalised Birthday Sampler

I made this personalized 5x5 Sampler frame for my dear friend Ashley's birthday. She is so much more than Minions, skulls and TV shows but these seemed to work well for my project.

The skull stamp is retired but everything else is current.

*I did not come up with the adorable Minion punch art.
You can find Dawn Olchefske's Minion Punch Art Tutorial HERE

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

My newest addiction: Sampler Frames

I recently came across some Sampler Frames as I was cruising Pinterest. 
I love, love, LOVE Pinterest for inspiration! 
Most of the ideas I found were made to fit a 12X12 frame and usually 9 squares.
 I decided to try something smaller and I am really happy with the 5x5 frame size! 
Perfect size for shipping too. 
After making this one, my brain was already swirling with a hundred other ideas
 on making more of these.

This is my first one.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blue Butterfly

This set is so much fun! To get the two shades of blue, I stamped the large part of the butterfly in Pacific Point Ink and then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the cardstock. The center was stamped at full strength. The outside edges and the body of the butterfly were stamped in Memento Black. I folded the wings up slightly and adhered the butterfly with thin pieces of Stampin Up Dimensionals.

You can click on the products below to order straight from my online store.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Garden in Bloom with White Washed Technique

Hi everyone!

Here is my latest card using the 'Garden in Bloom' and 'All Boxed Up' stamp sets. My poor niece is nursing a black eye at the moment, (Not from fighting. An unfortunate sport injury) and I thought she would appreciate a card in the mail. After all. Who doesn't right?!

Here is the end result. If you would like to join along, I have all products listed beneath the tutorial.

Firstly, take out your Versamark Ink Pad and use it to stamp the images from the 'Garden in  Bloom' stamp set on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock

Shake over some white embossing powder making sure to cover the full stamped image. Tilt the cardstock so that the excess falls off. I have used a folded piece of paper underneath as you can see. It makes it easier to funnel back the unused portion back into the container.

Get out your heat gun and heat the powder until you see it melt. It will turn a nice glossy bright white.

Time to reach for the Whisper White Craft Ink pad. You will either want to grab your Aqua Painters (filled with water) or a Paint Brush will also work. You can also use the Whisper White Reinker instead of the ink pad itself.

Turn your pad upside before you open it and smooch the cover into the ink pad so that when you open it there is ink on the inside of the lid. 

Use your Aqua Painter to pick up ink and start filling in the stamped image. If using a paint brush, you will want to add a little water.

It should look something like this when you are done.
 Now. Let it dry. Completely.

These are the ink colors I used but of course, go with what you want. I used Daffodil Delight (center of flowers), Old Olive (leaves), Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo for the petals.

Do the same smooching technique as I mentioned earlier.

This time instead of using your Aqua Painter to colour, grab your Blender Pens. Dip the tip into the ink and colour in your design. Don't over do it though or the cardstock will start to pull away and doesn't look pretty. Feel free to play around with shading. 

Use your paper snips to cut each one out.

Play around with the design until you like how everything sits. You can see here a lot of mine are hanging off the side of the card. Stick them down with adhesive once you are happy. I used the Dimensionals on a couple of them to add some dimension.

Turn your card over and trim off the excess cardstock.

You can use some of your 'scraps' to add back into the design if you have some areas you want to fill.

Finish up by stamping the sentiment of your choosing. I like to use Black Stazon. And add the bee if you like. I also added some dots for his flying trail and used Daffodil Delight for his body.
And there you have it!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Catalog Sneak Peek

One of the things I LOVE about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the option to order new product early. Even though we didn't have access to order ANYTHING from the new catalog, it was still fun to order a couple things.

Here are a couple cards I have made from 2 of the NEW sets. And yes. You will also see the NEW 'In Colors' in there.

The above card was made from the NEW set 'Sprinkles of Life'. It also has a coordinating punch!

This card was made from the NEW set 'I Think You're Great'. It's a great set to use the 'kissing' technique with.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Chocolate Box Tutorial

After getting quite a few requests for a tutorial for this little box, I thought it was time to put it on my blog. Sorry for the delay for those who have been waiting.

.For the box itself you will need:
Cardstock (1) 8 1/4" X 4 1/2"
           (1) 4 1/2" X 3"
                 (2) 4 1/2" X 1 1/2"

Co-ordinating Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, Adhesive

Finished size of the box is 3" X 3" X 3/4"

Starting with the largest piece (using Real Red here),
 on the long side, score at 3/4", 3 3/4", 4 1/2" & 7 1/2".
 Turn 90 degrees and score at 3/4" & 3 3/4"

Your piece should now look like this.

Cut on the solid lines. 

And fold like so.

Decorate the front of your box before adhering anything together. I used the set 'You Plus Me' from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. The designer series paper is 'Stacked with Love'.

Add adhesive as shown. You will want to use a fairly strong adhesive so the box stays together. Sticky Strip is also good.

Fold the tabs in like this.

And this, to form the bottom part of the box. Finish the last 2 corners of the top of the lid this way also.

If you get any uneven edges like this, just get a pair of scissors and snip it off.

Now you should be able to close your box. The lid edges will sit over the top of the box.

Now its time to make the inside. Open the box up again.

Start with the bigger piece that's 4 1/2" x 3"

Score at 1 1/2", 2 1/4" & 3
Fold like so.

Adhere the middle fold together

Place in box. Test it out before sticking it in. Sometimes you need to cut a sliver off the edges for it to fit nicely.

Now, grab the other 2 smaller pieces. Score in the same manner. 1 1/2", 2 1/4" & 3

Stick the middle fold together just like before

Place and stick in box. Again test out first.

The inside of your box should now look like this.

If you would like to decorate the inside, cut or punch 4 squares from Designer Series Paper a smidge smaller than 1 1/2" and adhere.

Add Chocolate. Reece's Chocolate Buttercup Hearts work perfect. Dove Hearts would work well also.

Add ribbon if you like and you are all good!