Dec 09 2014

Calling All Heroes!

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Set Card

 

I took a break from Christmas Cards to make a birthday card for my nephew, Nathan.

I sure wish there had been a set like Calling All Heroes when my son was younger. How can you go wrong making a card with superheroes for the birthday boy? And to make it even more special, I always try to personalize the card with the child’s name and this set has the full alphabet included.

Designing this card was actually a lot of fun and sort of like doing a puzzle. Pick a face shape and then add the mask and mouth. Next is the word bubble and then the card can be filled in with the building or other accessories. This is a set of 60 (20 images plus the alpha/numbers) so there are lots of combinations for stamping.

Seeing the theme of this card was heroes, choosing Real Red as one of the colors was a given. I added Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point as the other two colors.

This card didn’t need a lot of embellishing but a few Real Red Candy Dots from the Brights collections worked perfectly. 

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Dec 05 2014

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack up to 80% off


 

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack with savings up to 80% off. 

Clearance items include lots of holiday items and are only available while quantities last.  

 

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 Seasonally Scattered Card with Thumping

 

I was attracted to this stamp set, Seasonally Scattered, my very first glance through the Holiday Catalogue. I always look for sets that can be used beyond Christmas like this one. Over the next few days, I’ll share a couple of other samples that can be used for other occasions during the year.

I decided to use the thumping technique for this card. I often fall back to this technique because it’s a fast way to take a stamped image up a notch.

 

Simply ink up your image – I used Bermuda Bay. Then using the thicker tip of a marker gently tap ink randomly over the ink. It’s best to use markers that are darker in colour than the ink. Repeat with a second marker. For this card I used Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo for a subtle look. Experiment with contrasting colours like I did here on the maple card. Huff on the stamp to re-moisten and stamp as usual.

I added a few Frosted Sequins as an accent and then layered the image on Bermuda Bay and Brushed Silver card stocks to finish.

 

If you are looking for a stamp set for Christmas and beyond, I recommend Seasonally Scattered, a personal favorite. 
 

 

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Dec 01 2014

Christmas Bauble coloured with Blendabilities

Christmas Bauble with Blendabilities

 

This card was made with one of my favorite new techniques that includes the Blendabilities markers from Stampin’ Up! And it’s a snap to do.

Simply stamp your image onto dark coloured card stock – here I used Christmas Bauble on Basic Black card stock – and heat emboss with white embossing power.

Then colour over the image with your blendabilities markers. That’s it! Really.

For this card, I used the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Blendabilities assortments.

 

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Nov 26 2014

Ornamental Pine in Gold

Ornamental Pine in Gold

 

I love simple, no fuss Christmas cards especially if they feature a metallic colour. This card took almost no time to make and is just gold and white. I love sets that have a greeting for the front as well as the inside and this set definitely works.

Although I plan to use this for my Christmas card this year, I hope to make a few extras and change the greeting to thank you or happy birthday as this set will get me through lots of winter occasions.  


I stamped the image onto vellum card stock with gold Encore ink and then heat embossed with gold powder. The layers are Whisper White and Brushed Gold card stocks.

The gold satin ribbon is the only embellishment on the card and is there mostly to hide the mini glue dots holding the vellum to the card.

Since this card is basically just card stock, it will be inexpensive to make a bunch of cards to give out as Christmas Cards this year. And to make it even better, some of these products are on sale this week in silver and gold.

 

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Nov 25 2014

A Santa Stache Spinner Card

Santa Stache Spinner Card

As soon as I saw the Santa Stache stamp set in the 2014 Holiday Catalogue, I knew that mustache needed to spin. See the really easy step by step instructions below.

I really like this set because you can make cards and tags. These two images – santa and nutcracker –  just beg to be colored and that’s were the blendabilities are perfect. I have never consider myself much of an artist but these alcohol pens sure make me feel like one.  

Santa Stache Spinner Card Closeup

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Santa Stache Spinner Card Step 1

Step 1 – punch a 1/2 circle and attach to stamped image with a brad. Center the punch and brad right over the mustache.

   Santa Stache Spinner Card Step 2

Step 2- place a stampin’ dimensional over the brad

Santa Stache Spinner Card Step 3

Step 3 – adhere a second punched 1/2" circle over the dimensional

Santa Stache Spinner Card Step 4

 Step 4 – add a few mini glue dots or sticky strip over the punched circle

Santa Stache Spinner Card Step 5

 Step 5 – Adhere the mustache being sure to place it directly over the mustache on the stamped image

 

 

Santa Stache Spinner Tag with Nutcracker

Here is a tag version. I think it would make a great ornament as well.

Santa Stache Spinner Tag Closeup

 A close view of the spinner stache. 

 

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Nov 24 2014

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza

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Jun 12 2014

Be the Star Father’s Day Set

Be the Star Set

I was working on my Father’s Day cards this week and thought it would be fun to use the Be the Star stamp set with the matching Stars Framelits Dies and Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack. And I did have fun.

First, I made a simple card using the Stars framelits as a cut out and then I took it up a step to make a folded card. If you would like to see a video for these cards, please leave a comment or e-mail me and let me know.

A French Fry Box made with the Fry Box Bigz Die completes the set. 

 

Be the Star French Fry

 The Fry Box Bigz die is really easy to use and makes a  fast, fabulous holder for candy, gift cards and more.

  

Be the Star Card

 This is a simple card that can also be used as a place card on the table.

  

Be the Star Fancy Fold Card

 This "Be the Star" folded card is my fave.

 

Be the Star Fancy Fold Card Open

 Here the card is laying flat so you can see the folds.

 

Be the Star Fancy Fold Card Closed

 The "Be The Star" folded card closed.

 

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Jun 11 2014

Corner Garden and the Stained Glass Technique

Corner Garden with the Stained Glass Technique

 

The Corner Garden stamp was another instant favorite from the new 2014-2015 catalogue. I had been hoping for a large, beautiful image that fills up the card and could be colored. And this is it!

 

For this card I used the "simple" Stained Glass technique. There are lots of techniques that use the name stained glass but this is probably the easiest. Simply stamp the image on vellum and heat emboss. I used white embossing powder but any color will work.  

Then turn the stamped image over and colour on the back with markers. I used the new In Colors for this card. Let dry for just a moment and adhere to white cardstock so the stained glass effect is more visible. And that’s it. I told you it was easy.

I finished the card with a greeting and some Blackberry Bliss accents including cardstock and stitched ribbon.

 

The Corner Garden stamp is a great addition to my collection of images and I know I will use it a lot. If you have been looking for a stamp like this, order yours today.


 

 

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Calling All Heroes Stamp Set

This is just the set I have been waiting for … the perfect stamp set for guy cards for both young and old.

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set

Set of 60   138002   $31.95

A nod to comic book excitement, this set has a full stylized alphabet with builder pieces to create your own customized superhero or villain. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C and I (not included in the set).

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Jun 03 2014

Bloom with Hope in Lost Lagoon

Bloom with Hope in Lost Lagoon

I really, really like the In Colors this year – Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist. But my favorite right now (and it is subject to change daily) is Lost Lagoon. 

 

This very simple monochromatic card was made with Lost Lagoon ink and paper as well as a printed paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. These 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" pieces are perfect for so many cards and projects. Here I used 1/3" wide strips of the paper for the background.

The stamps are from the Bloom with Hope Hostess set on page 240 of the catalogue. To be honest, hostess sets are not usually the first sets I add to my wish list but this set is the exception. The images and greetings are both beautiful and I was so glad to see it had a sympathy greeting in addition to happy birthday. I know I will use this set a lot. It is available with orders of $200 or more. Place your own order or have a catalogue book party with your friends.

The final touch on this card was a bow of the Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. This ribbon is so elegant. My card looked a little empty but the ribbon was the perfect touch.

 

If you want to order any new 2014-2016 In Color products, I recommend the 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock and ink pad bundle. This gets you started with all of the new colors. If you want, add refills and an accessory like ribbon or the clothespins.

 

 

 2014-2016 In Color Inks and Card Stock Pack

2014 – 2016 In Color

Cardstock and Pad Kit

133673

 

Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack

Moonlight DSP Stack

133701

 

Bloom with Hope Stamp Set

Bloom with Hope, Set of 11

Available with an order of $200 or more

Wood 133949

Clear 133952

 

Lost Lagoon Ribbon

Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

133672 

 

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Jun 02 2014

Stampin’ Up!’s 2014 2015 New Catalogue is Here

Stampin' Up! Bleded  Bloom 

I have had a blast creating with my demonstrator pre-order items for the last month. This card uses the new Blended Bloom stamp.

And now it’s your turn.

 

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    • $65 worth of products
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Apr 29 2014

Holiday Catalog Items Added to Clearance Rack

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Apr 25 2014

Free Shipping Ends Today and Hello, Sailor Masculine Card

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Hello Sailor Stamp Set Card

 

Since the last card I shared was decidedly feminine, I thought that today’s card should be a masculine one.

The Hello. Sailor stamp set is a fabulous choice for making cards for the men in your life.  It is a set of 7 with a great mix of images and greetings.

 

For this card, I used the 1-1/4" Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and the High Tide Designer Series Paper package which are both designed to coordinate with the stamp set.

 

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch made the accent piece on the front with the "True North" greeting and ribbon stapled to the top. I used the blade of my scissors to "rough up" some of the edges of the card for more texture before assembling the finished card.


I really like how I could mix the the patterned paper with the stamped anchor to make the background for this card. 

 

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