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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Peek-A-Boo no stamping Wonderous Wreath



So here I am again today with another peek-a-boo 
WONDEROUS WREATH

I love the concept that you can see right through the wreath to the inside of the card. This also might be a great place to feature a photo of the family or a treasured furry pet.

Thank you to the Connie and Mary team for their sketch challenge inspiration this week.

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See what the Design Team has done HERE

So just how do you achieve this Peek-A-Boo look that I love so much? 
It's EASY, You will need.... White card bases, Wonderous Wreath Framelit Dies and stamp set , Trim a Tree DSP pack, Garden Green Ink, Silver Glimmer Paper and Red Taffeta Ribbon.

Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases  


1.  Die cut a opening in the front of the card Using the center part
     of the wreath. It's about a 1/3 of the way up from the bottom.
2.  Take a piece of the crumb cake dsp with the white snowflakes and
     adhere it with snail adhesive applied just to the white card base.
     

3.  Flip the card over and using Paper Snips, trim away 
     the DSP that overlaps the white base, be careful not to accidentally
     cut the fold of your card base when cutting along that edge.


4.  On the front side all you have to do is roughly trim away the paper 
     around the die cut because the wreath will end up covering it up.
     

5.  Cut and adhere 1/2" strips of the Trim a Tree DSP to the side.
6.  Die cut a wreath using the DSP pack. ( no stamping needed )
7.  Place dimensionals under the cut wreath and carefully line up the 
     wreath with the white base underneath.


8.  Using Garden Green ink, stamp the sentiment from the Wonderous 
     Wreath stamp set....love that swirly font!


9.  A Silver Glimmer die cut bow and a small Real Red
     1/8" taffeta ribbon give a shimmer  and a balance of the red plaid
     designer paper. The silver bow looks best popped up.

 


Happy Stamping





Monday, November 17, 2014

Peek a Boo Wonderous Wreath


What type of Christmas cards do you like to send?
Over the top with lots of details?
How about a single layer Quick and Easy?
OR Maybe you like to do something somewhere in the middle.

Today I'm featuring a Clean and Simple Christmas Look that's Quick but it still has a WOW factor. How fun is this? A truly unique look using the  Wonderous Wreath PhotoPolymer stamp and Frameits die cut. FYI, this set and die are available for 15% off when you Bundle them together. 


The stampers at my class on Sunday were able to create this unique cut out wreath in no time. Here's How.....
1.  Make a whisper white card base or use the 
     White Cut and Ready Bases
     20 prescored, precut cards : 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", 
     scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
2.  Using the center die from the Wonderous Wreath Framelit die, 
     position on your card stock with the tab facing down toward 
     the bottom of the card and run through the Big Shot machine and
3.  Stamp first layer of leaves in Coastal Cabana ink matching up the 
     cut leaves you just die cut being sure to have the tab facing down 
     in the same position of the die.
4.  Using Old Olive ink stamp the second layer of leaves over
     the Coastal Cabana ones.
5.  Stamp the berries with the third stamp in Real Red ink.


6.   Die cut the Noel sentiment from the Wonderous Wreath framelit
      set in Real Red card stock, place a layer of wax paper between
      the card stock and the die. I love how easy it is to remove the
      fine detail of the sentiment..I also use a toothpick to pop it out
      through the holes in the die.
7.   Apply a thin line of glue and adhere over the edge of the wreath.
8.   Die cut a Sweet little glimmer bow using Silver Glimmer paper.
9.   Create a 2nd and 3rd spot of bling with Rhinestone Basics.
      ( odd numbers work best together ) 
      attach to each end of the sentiment.

Oops....a mistake, but not for you!

A couple of my stampers accidently got ink on their white card base from the ink that got on the tab portion of the stamp and then unfortunately transferred to the card.  FEAR NOT, just cut off that 3/4" off the bottom and add a strip of real red card stock to the underside. You may even like this version better...lol.


  


  Whisper White Cut & Ready Card BasesReal Red 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock

  Real Red Classic Stampin' PadCoastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
Silver Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!



Happy Stampin, Pam

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Stamp Set BANNER BLESSINGS


Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set
just came out today, what a fun font and shape!

I love how the tail end of the banner has the scripture reference right on it!


136720  Price: $15.95

Here are some samples from the Stampin' Up office


I love this one with the Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil


This cute Friendship bag features the Chalk Talk Framelits, Color Me Autumn Designer Paper , Polka Dot Gift Bags and Hello Honey Satin Ribbon. This cute bag is perfect for a few hand made Thank You notes, a Journal book or maybe a few homemade cookies.


Polka Dot Tag A Bag Gift Bags by Stampin' Up!Chalk Talk Framelits Die
Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

It's also Tuesday and time  for WEEKLY DEALS

You know how I love punches, do you have the 1/2" circle, how about the 7/8" Scallop circle. You can use them together and make a cute flower....don't stop there, attach one of the mini buttons from the Brights Designer Buttons right in the middle...so cute!



Sunday, November 9, 2014

"For All Things" Fresh Fall Look



Today's FOR ALL THINGS card may look familiar, that's because I stole my own card layout for a newer fresh look using Pumpkin Pie and Coastal Cabana.

The colors were inspired by some of the photos of Fall itself. I love the crisp clear days, blue skies and low sun rays that filter through the leaves. 
   
I think my sweet little Bailey enjoys it also.





1.  Make a Pumpkin Pie card base.
2.  Cut a Coastal Cabana layer 4 1/2" x 3 3/4", pop up with dimensionals
     and adhere to card base.
3.  Cut a whisper white layer 4 1/4" x 3 1/2".
4.  Using the block image from For All Things stamp set and Crumb Cake 
     classic ink stamp four images side by side .
5.  Stamp the large leaf in Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede classic inks.
6.  Stamp the spray of leaves in Coastal Cabana twice. 
7.  Using Pumpkin Pie ink ,stamp the sentiment on Whisper White card stock.
8.  Stamp the spray of leaves in Coastal cabana over the end of the sentiment.
9.  Punch out the sentiment with the Wide Oval.
10. Punch an additional Oval in Coastal Cabana and layer behind the sentiment.
11. Cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon and using scissors cut a ribbon tail in one end.
12. Loop Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine around the end of the ribbon and tie 
     in a bow. 
13. Glue sentiment panel in place just under the Baker's Twine bow.

I really ended up loving this color combination, HOW ABOUT YOU? Are you still making Fall cards or have you moved on to Christmas? What is your favorite Christmas stamp set? O.K. top 3...LOL! I think I will be focusing on stars this next week...stay tuned!


Friday, November 7, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin ChalkBoard Christmas Tree



Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Magic hits my studio again!
So much for that piece of Pumpkin Pie Box in the October
My Paper Pumpkin Kit......I'm going Christmas..this is Tree Box #2

I'm a fond lover of the ChalkBoard Technique which uses Black card stock, White embossing and sponging of White Craft Ink. I thought it would be fun to make another Christmas Tree box since I had such fun making my first one. FIND INSTRUCTIONS HERE for the base.


I used the Pie box with the striped sides and folded in the sides in order to make a shape I could trace onto Black card stock. I made 2 black triangles...one for the front and one for the back. The back of the box is the perfect place to write a personal message to the receiver....carry out the chalkboard fun by writing in white uses a White Chalk writer or White Uni-Ball Gel pen.

White Stampin Chalk Marker  White Signo uni-ball Gel Pen


Sponge white craft ink on both of the Black Triangles edges. Set the ink with the heat tool. Glue black triangles to the box.

Using the MINGLE ALL THE WAY stamp set, White Emboss the sentiment on Black card stock. ( embossing instructions here )

Use a 2 1/2" Circle to punch it out. Sponge WHITE CRAFT INK around the circle edges. Set the ink with the heat tool.

Punch a Real Red  2 3/8" Scalloped Circle , and Punch stars with Silver Glimmer Paper with the  Itty Bitty Accents STAR punch. Pop up the sentiment circles  with dimensionals.


Cherry Cobbler Baker's TwineReal Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

I created a fun Silver Bell Ribbon bow for added detail and a little sound of the Season. String a bell with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. Tie and knot the bell around a piece of 1/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon... Now it will be much easier for you to tie the bow for it's placement on the box.


Use a liquid glue to attach the bell and bow.....we don't want that little cutie to fall off! Have fun making your own treat box.



An Added Bonus for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers is that we have access to purchase refill kits. I love this feature because if you want to make even more than is provided in the monthly kit it's possible. That means if you need 12 teacher gifts or 15 family treat boxes the refill kits can solve that issue. The Sweet as Pie refill kit contains 8 more boxes and accessories and is just $7.95

Sweet As Pie Refill Kit



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