Creativity overload!

We have done so much traveling that I haven’t had much time to craft (no wonder I have been grumpy LOL).  So this past weekend I locked myself in my craft room and had lots of fun as well as learned something new!

My first project was a scrapbook layout.  This was a totally new method of crafting for me but I have wanted to do something with the pics of my DIY wedding for years.  Pink and white and floral all over, just like our decor on the big day!

scrapbook layout w

Then I moved on to a couple of 3D projects – the more I do these, the more I really enjoy them!  The penguin box was inspired by a crafter who made lovely treat boxes using the Windows Thinlits dies.  And since I was up to my elbows in Hershey’s and Reese’s this seemed like the way to go.  The second project – a lovely post-it note holder with slot for short pen – is one I make frequently.  They are perfect as little gifts and Christmas is a great time for them.

penguin treat box w           bouquet note holder w

And you know I couldn’t leave my craft room without making at least a few cards, especially since I just received the Remarkable You stamp set.  This first one uses the calla lilies against a die cut background (yup, not even winter and I am ready for spring).

calla w

Of course, Ms. Bella had to make an appearance.  This is such a fun birthday card and gave me another opportunity to use my much loved Stampin’ Blends!

Eden Bday w

This last card is just for me – again using an image from the Remarkable You stamp set.  I love magnolias, especially the pink ones you see in spring on the tulip magnolia trees.  I also used a different card size than usual – tall and skinny.  I love it!

magnolia w

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I spent my weekend.  Hope you found a little time amidst all the hustle and bustle of the season to sit down and decompress through crafting.  If you would like instructions on any of the above, leave a comment and I will be happy to do that one in an individual post.

Ta for now!

The Pinks of Autumn

 

painted harvest

This card starts with a card base of Old Olive cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  The front of the card base has been embossed with the Layering Leaves embossing folder.  I skipped misting the card base with water as wanted a more subtle embossing and I just love the texture it gave this rather simple card.  Next, 3 ovals (2″, 2-3/4″ and 3-1/2″) were die cut using stitched ovals dies and attached to each other  with Tombow multimedia glue in preparation for triple stamping.  Then, I pulled out the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I just love two-layer stamps!  The outline image was inked with Powder Pink and stamped in two different locations, positioning the stamp so that it  went across all three layers.  Next, the filler stamp was inked, again in Powder Pink being careful to line it up with the outline.  This produced a wonderful tonal image without having to use two different inks – magic!  The center of the flowers was stamped using Pear Pizzaz ink stamped off.  It leaves that cool lighter area in the center without having to do anything special.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was inked in Sweet Sugarplum to make it pop.  This was stamped directly onto the center oval.

Next, using a scrap of Whisper White card stock, I repeated the sunflower stamping, using the same inks as before, and then fussy cut it and attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.   I did stamp the center directly onto the flower before cutting it out but then decided I wanted it to have some dimension, so I stamped it again and fussy cut it.  It is attached to the center of the flower with a dimensional.  And you know me, had to add a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the petals which is why they look a tad darker than the other two, but I love the shimmer it gives when the light hits it just right.

The inside panel is Whisper White and has a stamped sunflower in the lower right corner using the same ink colors.

And, that’s it for this card!  This card went together pretty quickly once the fussy cutting was done.  If you’re not a fan of fussy cutting, you can just stamp that third flower on the ovals and it will still look great.  Oh, and by the way, my friend assured me that sunflowers do indeed come in pink – who knew?

Thanks so much for dropping by for a look see!  If there is anything I can help you with, answering questions about this card or perhaps you’d like to place an order for the supplies used, please drop me a note in the comment section.  Ta for now!