Friday, November 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

This week's theme is to make a quick and easy Christmas card.  I don't think I know how to make anything quick and easy.  I tend to make a mountain out of a mole hill!  LOL

But, with DSP, it does make things quicker and easier.  When you use DSP, you already know your colors.  So, I pull the cardstock, ink pads, and ribbons that match and get started!

I started off with the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.  I love copper in crafting and this paper is so beautiful!  I also used the new Copper Foil Sheets.

I stamped sentiment images from the Traditions Punch Box set and punched them out.  I also used the Pretty Label Punch and Circle Punches.  I then adhered the stamped images, tied ribbon on the card, and before I knew it, I had 10 cards!  Here is a sample of the cards I made.

The ribbons I used were Merlot Copper Ribbon and Vanilla Copper Ribbon.  Oh, I also used the Braided Linen Trim.

Head on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see their quick and easy Christmas cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Set of Christmas Tags

This week, Jennifer asked us to make a set of gift tags.  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted to make a set of Christmas tags.

I'm loving the Festive Farmhouse DSP and matching Twine!  It's very country, warm, and makes me happy!

I didn't want to use the same sentiment on each tag and wanted to use my Christmas Traditions Punch Box stamps and punch.  So, I took the ink colors from the DSP (Cherry Cobbler and Mellow Moss) and stamped on both Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock (both are in the DSP).  After I stamped the sentiments, I took cardstock in Cherry Cobbler and Mellow Moss and ran different sizes of the Stitched Shaped Thinlit dies through the Big Shot.  I also punched out 1 1/2" circles of both colors.

Then, I started assembling!  After I layered and adhered the pieces, I used the twine to finish them up.  It was fun and I made a lot!

Here they are:

Hop on over to the SIS blog here to see the other sets of gift tags!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Simple Sympathy Card

Sadly, I've entered that age in my life where I started needing Sympathy cards.  So, it's nice to have some made when the need arises.  I've noticed that all of my Sympathy cards are generally for women.  So, when Debbie picked this week's theme to make a Sympathy card, I decided to try to make one a little more masculine.  It was hard not to use ribbon and other girly embellishments, but I did it!

Here is my card:

I kept it very simple by using the Tranquil Textures DSP.  It's got a lot of great masculine colors.  I ran one of the sheets through the Big Shot using the Detailed Dragonfly die.  I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases set.  I also used the Banner Triple Punch.

Not much else to say on this one.  Please check out the other Sympathy cards made by the Sisters In Stamping here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 9, 2018

First Stampin' Up! Stamp Set

Wow, I can't believe I bought my very first Stampin' Up! stamp set in 2000.  How have 18 years gone by already????  I remember buying this stamp set from a coworker who was having a party and knew I was a scrapbooker.  She brought in the catalog and explained that all you needed was some stamps, ink, and paper to create any scrapbook page needed.   Little did I know I'd still be stamping with SU! 18 years later!

I saw this set and because I have pet bunnies, I had to have it!  So, it was the very first set I bought.  Now 18 years later, I still have it and won't ever part with it!  It's just too cute and I love it so much!


I should have taken a picture of the set, but borrowed the image from Bowlmeli, who is selling it on EBay.  

So, this is the card I made.  I decided to keep it very simple, since the style is very different.  I stamped the images on Whisper White and colored them in, using my SU! markers - mainly the Brights Markers.  I then tied a piece of Bermuda Bay ribbon and adhered it down on a Bermuda Bay card base.  The final touch was to use some pearly white puffy paint on the tail.  Simple and easy!
I can't wait to see the other Sisters In Stamping first sets!  Check them out here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

There's something about ribbon...

I love ribbon whether it is on a package, a card, or hair accessory!  There is something beautiful, fun, and creative about it.  It can dress up something, make it more whimsical, or make it more elegant.  Ribbon is definitely my favorite embellishment when it comes to paper crafting.

So, when asked for a theme for the Sisters In Stamping, I chose ribbon!

I thought on this for a long time, having the basic idea in my head.  I wanted to use different colors of ribbon behind a die cut image.  I thought I'd do one large one, but then, I stumbled on my new Holiday goodies and while looking at the new In Colors, I knew what I'd do!

This is the card I created:

It's not a great photo, so sorry about that!

But, I love how this turned out.  I first took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and randomly punched out the light bulbs with the new punch.  Then, I put down some double sticky tape around the punched out bulbs - on the back of the cardfront.  I began laying down small pieces of the In Color ribbons to "color" each bulb.  I used the gold edged ribbon for the bulb bases.  I then used some Tombow glue to create the wire line.  I squeezed it out in a random path and let it air dry so it would be tacky.  I then layed down the silver bakers twin over it.  The bulbs needed just a little bit more, so I made bows out the same In Color ribbons and adhered them to each bulb. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set (matches the Bulb Builder Punch).  I used my trimmer to cut it out and then framed it on In Color pieces.  You can't tell, but the base of the card is a piece of Call Me Clover.  The In Colors this year are perfect for Christmas!  I think this card turned out exactly how I wanted and it's fun, right?

Hope your upcoming holidays are bright and filled with fun.  Thanks for looking and hop on over to the SIS blog to see what the other ladies created using ribbon!