Friday, October 30, 2015

Christmas Cards - Never Too Early To Start Making Them!

This week's challenge from the Sisters In Stamping was to create a Christmas card that is easy to reproduce.  Easy cards are not really easy for me!  I tend to add lots of layers, embellishments, and can overdo it easily!

But, I looked at my new supplies and decided to use the Merry Moments designer paper stack to make Christmas trees.  I then used my Perfect Pines framelits to cut them out.  I placed a Deco Label framelit piece behind the trees.  I love this new white glitter ribbon!  I tied a piece behind the Deco Label and tied a knot.

I finished it up by stamping the sentiment.  I did a terrible job; that's why I usually don't stamp directly on the card!  Oh well - I'll be mass producing these as one of my Christmas cards this year, so this one can be my example :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Itty Bitty Fall Banner

Today's Sisters In Stamping challenge was to make a Fall banner.  I knew I wanted to use the Into The Woods designer paper and the Thankful sentiment from the Six Saying hostess stamp set.  My idea was to get a stick from the woods behind my house to use as the post for the banner, but I was too lazy to go out and find a stick!  So, I used a piece of the designer paper that looks like wood, curled it up, and glued it.  I think it looks like a great stick :)

I used linen thread to tie the banner piece to the "stick" and decided it needed more decoration.  I was going to try to punch art some fall themed items, but it wasn't working out.  So, I grabbed some more designer paper and the butterfly thinlits/framelits.  I love those butterflies!  It isn't a big banner, but it does the job!

Thanks for looking!  Check out what the others did on the Sisters In Stamping blog here.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Candy Bar Sliders

Today's Sisters In Stamping challenge was to create a Halloween project.  I decided to make candy bar sliders.  I did this last year for a lot of my coworkers and it was fun and they loved them!  I cheated and used the punch art from a couple weeks ago (cupcake toppers) to help decorate the outside :)  I started with the Happy Haunting designer series paper.  The sentiment is from the Six Sayings Hostess stamp set.  If you haven't made any of these, I encourage you to make them.  They are addictive and so much fun for the recipient!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!  Hope on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what Debbie, Rachel, Karla, and Jennifer have made!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tri-fold Card

This week's Sisters In Stamping challenge was to create a fancy fold card.  I keep seeing the tri-fold card and decided to try one.  I couldn't find good directions, so I just created them myself.  I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  I then cut one side down to 5 1/2".  I  then scored at 4" and 8".  Once that was done, I angled the cardstock in the paper cutter and cut.  Keep the cut piece as you'll need it if you are adding designer paper, like I did.  Cut the designer paper 12" x 5 1/4".  Then, use the cut diagonal piece to cut the designer paper on the same diagonal.  Once that is done, you can cut the DSP at 3 3/4 - 3 7/8" (depending on your borders).  The middle piece will end up being the back side of the designer paper - that could look cool.  But, if you want the same designer paper, you'll need to use the middle piece to cut out a matching designer paper piece.  Adhere the designer paper and decorate!  It was pretty easy and I'd definitely make more of these.

I just received my huge Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog order and was so excited to sit down and use the products.

Here is what the card looks like folded.

 Here is what the card looks like when you pull it open fully.

This is the innermost piece - the back piece.

Here is the middle piece on the inside.  I left it designer paperless so I could stamp my sentiment.

Here is the outside piece.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!

Paper:  Season of Cheer DSP
Stamps:  Snow Place (and matching dies) and Flurry of Wishes
Inks:  Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Tangerine Tango marker

Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Decorations

This week's Sisters In Stamping challenge was to make some Halloween decorations.  I just happened to have some cupcakes that a friend brought over and decided that cupcake toppers would be a great Halloween decoration!

I drew inspiration for the punch art from Mamacharles and DiHere from Splitcoast Stampers.

Each of these started with the owl punch.   Once I made each one, I taped a toothpick behind each and they were done!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!