Sneak Peek 2018 Holiday Catalog and Spirited Snowman Card

Hi y’all!  Received my second preorder from the Holiday catty and wanted to share the unboxing with you as well as make a card using the new (soon to be available) Spirited Snowman stamp set.  Can I just say I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!!  It really is versatile and has some awesome sentiments.

Here’s a pic of the finished card:

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Isn’t that couple just too cute for words?  Ready to make them yours?  There’s a list of the supplies and measurements below.  (NOTE:  Some of the supplies won’t be available to customers until next week when the Holiday catalog goes live, so I will update this blog entry with clickable ordering links once they are ready.)

And, here’s a video tutorial for visual learners like me:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Be sure to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Supplies and measurements:

  • Shaded Spruce card stock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ for card base and 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ for mat
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Joyous Noel DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Champagne Foil – 2-3/4″ square
  • Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Whisper White card stock – about a 3″ x 3″ square for die cutting, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for inside and a thin strip for the sentiment.
  • Snowflakes and Stars Wire Elements
  • Spirited Snowmen stamp set
  • Stampin’ Blends – Blackberry Bliss light and dark, Old Olive, light, Smoky Slate light, Flirty Flamingo light and dark
  • Shaded Spruce ink pad
  • Smoky Slate ink pad
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots

Clickable ordering links will be added below when available so check back next week!

 

 

 

 

A Valentine for my Mother

Mom loved Valentine’s Day – she was always presented with a lovely card and a box of her favorite thin mints (two boxes so she could hide one from Dad).  In her keepsake box I found all the cards she had saved over her life and you could tell she treasured receiving them.  She is no longer with us, but I decided to make her a card that reflects how special she was to me.  So Mom, this one is for you!

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Pink and blue can be so lovely together as the DSP shows and that was the inspiration for the card.  I started with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock (131198) cut 4-1/4″ x 8.5″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  This is my go to card measurement.  Using the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281) I cut out the center with the largest die that would fit.  I know, I know, there is now a gaping hole right in the center of the card.  Don’t panic (my favorite quote from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) as we fix that right away by cutting a panel of Suite Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (14556) that measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ which I then adhered to the backside of the front panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  There, all better now.

To help blend the Blushing Bride cardstock with the Suite Soiree DSP, I stamped the upper left and lower right corners of the cardstock with a floral accent stamp from Petal Palette (145785) using Smoky Slate ink 131179).  And to bring out the silver in the DSP, I cut a 4-1/4″ strip of the beautiful 3/8″ Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213) and angle cut each end.  This was adhered to the cardstock across the center using Fast Fuse (129026).

Now for the focal image.   I stamped the sentiment from A Mother’s Flair in Berry Burst ink (144083) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock (100730).  I then stamped the teapot from the same stamp set below the sentiment inking just the teapot section in Marina Mist ink (126962) an then using Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033).  It really isn’t as hard as it sounds and the result is so pretty!  I did want a bit of dimension on the focal panel, so I again stamped just the teapot in Marina Mist, then fussy cut it out and popped it onto the focal panel right over the stamped teapot using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).  Lastly I popped the focal panel up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), placed a few Enamel Shapes (141679) in a coordinating color and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220) and called it Done!

I think Mom would have really liked this card and I hope you have enjoyed it too.  Please let me know if you have any questions about it.  If you need any supplies mentioned above, I would love to have you shop with me.  You can click the link in the upper right corner of the page, or if you are on your mobile, click here and  you will be taken right to my store.

Ta ta for now!

Falling in Love

I love Valentine’s Day because of all the wonderful ways of expressing how we feel towards friends, family and loved ones.  It’s also a time when I made lots of cards, treat holders and other love-themed projects.

Today’s card is pretty clean and simple.  The large amount of white space really helps show off the pretty paper used for the heart die cuts.  Let’s talk about how it is made.

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The card base is A2 size, 4.25″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″  I cut it from a sheet of Powder Pink card stock (144244) as I wanted something subtle so as not to take away from the focal image.  The focal panel is a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock (100730).  I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (143666) using Versamark ink (102283), covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder (109129) and set it with the Heat Tool (129053).

The hearts were made using Painted with Love DSP (145580) and Color Theory Memories and More (144210) paper cut out using the Lots to Love Framelits Dies(145653).  Before adhering them to the card front panel, I laid them out to see where to stamp the flourish from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set (147239).  Once I had the placement correct, I inked up the flourish stamp in Calypso Coral ink (126983).  For a bit of variety I then reinked just the top half of the flourish stamp with Melon Mambo (126948) and stamped over the top of the original one.  Love the depth it gives this “tail.”  I then stamped the little flowers from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set (147239) using Versamark ink (102283), Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109129) and heat set it with the Heat Tool (129053).  The centers of the flowers are Pearl Basic Jewels (144219) colored with Stampin Blends in Calypso Coral Dark (144044) and Rich Razzleberry Dark (144583).

Now I was ready to adhere the hearts.  The purple one is glued down with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) and the pink/gold one is propped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (143666) using Melon Mambo ink (126948) onto a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel of Whisper White card stock (100730).  I then adhered it to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).

And there you have it!  This card also works for weddings and anniversaries.  I hope you will give it a try.  As always, if you have any questions at all bout how it is made just drop me a comment below.  If you need to order any supplies, you can click on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner or click here; that will take you right into my store.  Ta for now!

Love – for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Hot ‘lanta has frozen over!  While we have been spared the snow that the rest of the East Coast seems to be getting, I haven’t seen temps this cold since I left Colorado – even Ms. Wynnie is spending nights indoors.  The upside is that I get to spend time in my warm, cozy craft room just in time for this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  Yay!

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There were two suites in the new catalogs that I immediately fell in love with – Sure Do Love You and Petal Palette.  Can you say gorgeous?  And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I decided to find a way to use both suites together.  I had viewed a great YouTube video on how to make a concertina wallet filled with love bombs and decided to give it a go.  This little wallet really packs a lot of love as you can see from the pic below.

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Sweet, right?  The wallet is so easy to put together and the 4 little “bombs” took no time at all.  It is also very frugal on DSP which made it easier to cut into that wowza paper rather than hoarding it (c’mon, you know y’all do that too).  So how is it made?  Rather than totally reinvent the wheel, I am going to point you to the very same YouTube video I watched:  Love Bomb Concertina Wallet.  Sam (Pootles Papercraft) is one of my favorite YouTubers and I know you will enjoy her video.

To stay with my Valentine’s theme, I used two 6 x 6″ pieces of Powder Pink card stock (144244).  I then scored, trimmed and folded just like in the video.  I used Tear and Tape adhesive (138995) to connect the sides.  This paper is thick so wanted to make sure of a good hold.  I then took two pieces of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580) cut 2-3/4″ square and adhered one to the front and one to the back using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  I used a paper punch for a small hole on both the front and back, then threaded Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (144134) through the front hole, wrapping around to the back and out through that hole.  This makes for a neat way to close your wallet when full.  I then stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) in Melon Mambo ink (126948) on Whisper White card stock (100730).  I also stamped one of the little florets from that stamp set in Calypso Coral ink (126983).  I then cut this out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).  This was adhered to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).  Isn’t it adorable?

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Now that the wallet was done, I needed some love bombs for the inside.  This will hold four of them nicely.   Two were cut from Whisper White Cardstock (10073) and two from the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580).  I stamped the bouquet from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) in Calypso Coral ink (126983) on a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White.  For the next one, I stamped the sentiment from Sure Do Love You stamp set (1415763) again in Calypso Coral ink.  This was cut out with the die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653).  I attached this to a 2-3/4″ square piece of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  For the third one, I stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set (145785) using Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I then used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (119850) to punch this out and attached it to another piece of the Painted with Love Specialty DSP.   The last love bomb has a sentiment from Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) stamped in Melon Mambo on a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White.  I then used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721) on the last little scrap of DSP and adhered it to the bottom using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  And that was that!  Below is a close-up pic of how they turned out.

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And there you have it!  Little love bombs in a pretty wallet to give to that someone special.  Let me know if you have any questions on how this went together and if you need supplies to make your own, I would sure love to have you order them from me.  Just click the Shop button in the upper right corner and it will take you right to my store.  As always, feel free to “bomb” me with any questions you might have.  This really is a simple project to do and so much fun!

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