Monday, November 30, 2009
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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is another box I made for the candles. I just love making these boxes and they are so easy and so cute. I used the Specialty DSP Christmas Cocoa for this box and also used the Stamps Delightful Decorations, and hostess stamp set Holiday Best. And of course if you used the delightful decorations, you have to have the Ornament punch to go along with the set. It just makes it so easy. The cardstock is soft suede and sahara sand. I also used the real red classic ink and the soft suede polka dot ribbon. The little snowman at the bottom is a sizziks die that I borrowed from a friend at our stamp camp last weekend. I just cut out quite a few and brought home to use as needed. That is one good thing about these stamp camps, we all bring things to use that someone else may not have. Thanks so much for looking.
Friday, November 27, 2009
This card was a lot of fun and I actually did it for a challenge on CPCM Ministries. I just love the look of what the 5 Petal flower punch does when you score it to make it look like a Poinsettia. Of course to do the challenge these are the colors I had to use and thought, well why not. There are pink Poinsettias out there. So I went with it. It turned out a little busy, but all in all, I thought it was cute.
I used the 5 petal punch for the flowers and the leaves. Used 1/8" punch to get the centers for the flowers and used the 3/4" punch for the center saying and the 1" cirlce punch to adhere the saying to. Cardstock is Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore and Whisper White. What a combination and no I did not come up with that. That was part of the challenge at CPCM along with the sketch. Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
List of Stamp Sets:
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Country Morning stamp Set, hostess set (saying only)
List of Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
2 sheets 12X12 Melon Mambo Cardstock
1 sheet Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
Rich Razzleberry ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Silver Elastic Cord (mini catalog)
Ornament Punch (mini catalog)
Heat Tool (embossing gun)
Other Supplies Needed:
6” tall white or cream candle (width approximately 3”)
Wax Paper (cooking wax paper)
White Tissue Paper
Directions for Candle:
For the candle, you will need the “Upsy Daisy” Stamp Set, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad, White Tissue Paper, Wax Paper and a White or Cream Candle. Cut a piece of tissue paper the length that will wrap around the candle but not overlap and about 4” in height. You will ink the stamp with the Rich Razzlebery Classic Ink first and stamp close to edge of tissue paper. Clean stamp and then ink the stamp with the Melon Mambo Classic ink and stamp over the first image. (You do not have to stamp in the same place, looks better if you don’t. Just in close proximity of the first stamped image. See candle above.) Continue to the end of the tissue paper kind of overlapping the beginning of the next stamped image with the end of the last stamped image. When finished, ink the saying from the “The Country Morning” Hostess stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Classic ink and stamp in center of tissue paper underneath flowers.
Once complete with the stamping, trim down your tissue paper on top and bottom as close as possible. Take a piece of wax paper and cut it or tear it so that it is not any taller than the candle being used and long enough so that it wraps completely around the candle and then some. Take your stamped image and wrap it around the candle till it meets. Then place the wax paper on top of stamped tissue paper and wrap the wax paper around the candle. Pull wax paper tight around candle and pinch close with your fingers making sure the wax paper is tight against the candle. Heat up your embossing gun about 25 to 30 seconds then moving quickly wave it over the stamped image making sure you hold the wax paper tight. You will notice when the tissue paper image starts adhering or embedding into the candle. (Don’t hold in one spot or you can over melt the candle, just wave it) Once you have went as far as you can with the heat tool, slowly peel the wax paper off the candle and move to the next part of the image by doing the same as the above until you have imbedded the stamped image all the way around your candle. It is best to try and not use the same spot on the wax paper as you move around the candle, but you can use 1 piece of wax paper many times. Once you have adhered the image all around, your candle is complete.
Directions for Candle Gift Box:
Cut (2) pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock 9 ¾” width X 10” tall. With the 9 ¾” cardstock across top of cutter using the scorer, score at 3 ¼” and again at 6 ½”. Turn paper with 10” side of cardstock across top and score at 3 ¼”. This will be the bottom of the box. At this point you will need the sticky tape. Face each side of box together as if putting together. Place sticky tape on the top of each side that is going together as shown in picture below. Adhere together.
You can cut the bottom at the score mark on inside up to the 3 ¼” score mark on each sheet, or you can put together and then cut.
Do the same for the other side of the box, making sure that each side which goes on top of other side, both are toward the back of box, so front looks smooth. Now take the flaps at the bottom of box and turn in to form bottom of box. Place sticky tape on the last panel and fold up to adhere as shown in picture below. And again make sure the panel you put the sticky tape on will go to back of box to make front smooth.
The box will be 6 ¾ “ tall and 3 ¼” wide when complete.
Use the Ornament punch to punch out two ornaments for the front of the box from the same designer series paper. Place pop dot on back side of each ornament at the top. Cut (2) 1 ½” pieces of silver elastic cord and make upside down “U” shape with each piece and adhere to back of ornament by placing each end into the glue dot. Do this with each piece of ribbon.
Place two pop dots on the back of each ornament. Cut 1 piece of ½” polka-dot grosgrain ribbon 4” and another piece about 5”. Turnover and apply snail adhesive to the backside. Adhere to front of box as seen on box picture at beginning of box instructions. (Some of the ribbon will go over to the inside of the box at top). Then remove covering on pop dots and place ornament over bottom of ribbon.
Cut 6 X 6 piece of designer series paper.
Score at 1 5/16” on all four sides. (Line between 1 ¼ and 1 3/8)
On opposite sides, cut up to score marks on corners. See picture.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Since I have gotten over my fear of stampin on candles, I have actually been doing a lot of it lately. This is one I did for a gift that I am giving. I still need to make a box for it, but at least I am on my way. If you would like a tutorial of how to stamp on candles, splitcoast stampers has a wonderful one. That is where I got my instructions from and so far so good. This one I used the Stampin' Up! hostess stamp set "Wings of Friendship". I used the markers bashful blue, pretty in pink and old olive to color onto the stamp. I then huffed on the stamp (held the stamp to my mouth and puffed air on it) and then stamped the tissue paper. I did the same thing for the saying. Then I cut it out and placed it on the stamp. The rest you can find in the tutorial here.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
I made this box a from directions that "Martha Stewart", Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Fl. had submitted as a gift idea for Stampin' Up!. I thought it was a great idea for the color challenge at Color throwdown. I really should have taken a picture of it open, because it opens both ways, with a box in the middle, and the box of goodies or whatever you put in it is in the middle part. I put it together with 2 brads and the silver stretch ribbon that is in the holiday mini catalog. I really liked the box and it was so very easy to do. Picture below actually gives you a better shot of what the top looks like. I used the Merry Moments DSP and sponged the snow flake with the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint to give it some sparkle. The Snowflake is from the sizzlits 4-Pack Dies, Snowflakes. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I do so love stampin as you can see and this one stamp, "Dasher", is starting to be a favorite. It doesn't matter what color you ink him in, he is really pretty. With this particular card, I also used the Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder "Petals-A-Plenty. It really adds to the background and to the card. It is all about what makes the card and those two together certainly make a card. I also am not one to deviate much from the Christmas colors when doing Christmas projects, but this year I have become more comfortable with other colors. You finally just have to force your self to do it. I also added a little shimmer paint to this, but it is hard to see in a photo. You can not pick it up as well as you can when it is sitting in front of you.
The colors I used here are Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red. The ribbon is 1/4" grosgrain white.
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It of course was MOJO Monday yesterday and this is my take on the sketch. Every time I see a sketch that has a frame that will fit the "Holy Family" stamp set by Stampin' Up!, I have to try it and see how it comes out. I thought it turned out very well. I am pleased with how the colors came out. I was going to put a bow over the Joy to the World, but it was just too much, so I left it as is. Please let me know what you think.
Stampin' Up! products Used:
Stamp sets: Holy Family, Holiday Phrases (retired 1997)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real red
DSP: Merry Moments
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Coco, Old Olive, Real Red, Summer Sun, Rich Razzleberry and I used a blender pen to color in the picture.
3/8" round punch, scallop round punch
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I made this box on Friday night, but just now got the time to post it. I got it from a tutorial created by Maria Bell. You can find the tutorial here. It is just perfect for the candles I am doing as Christmas Presents and so easy. I just added some DSP and stamping and voila, you have a beautiful box. You must try it out.
Stampin' Up! items used:
Stamp Set: Dasher and for top Delightful Decorations.
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, real red, old olive
DSP is from the Simply Scrappin Kit Christmas Jingle.
Platinum Shimmer Paint for snow flake and Champagne mist mixed with Soft Suede classic ink for Dasher and the Ornament on top. Brad from vanilla hodgepodge hardware.
3/4" grosgrain polka dot ribbon in real red.
I saw this sketch on Stamping 411 and knew I was going to use this 3-D ornament again. It makes it so simple to use the Delightful Decorations Stamp set by Stampin' Up! and then cut it out with the SU Ornament Punch. Just to easy and simple. I did add a little shimmer to it by using the Shimmer paint, silver ribbon and 2 round pearls that I just had laying around.
Stamping 411 makes it easy also, because they give you the dimensions for the card and for the layers of paper used. Check them out.
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Four the Season, Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: very vanilla, real red, old olive
DSP came from Christmas Jingle simply scrappin kit
Classic Ink: real red
Champagne mist shimmer paint
Pearls were not stampin up. Thanks for looking!
Friday, November 13, 2009
These were two quick and easy Christmas Cards that really went together in a matter of minutes. I was trying to cover a challenge at CPCM, but still am not sure I hit it right. I think I will still submit the cards for the challenge. Their card was square and as you see, my card is a typical A2 card. They are just much easier to deal with when you mail, even though I love the square cards. I usually wind up making a square card 4-1/4" square and mail in a regular envelope. That way it does not incur extra charge.
The first card here was using the "Holiday Lounge" DSP by Stampin' Up!. I just cut out the trees and attached to the Taken with Teal card stock, spritzed with the champagne shimmer paint (you can almost see the shimmer) and attached to another sheet of the DSP. Then attached the ribbon, stamped "be merry" (stamp set: Warm Words) on whisper white card stock and punched out with the Modern Label punch, adhered it to the ribbon and then that all to the base card which is Whisper white Card Stock.
The second card here, I still used the Holiday Lounge DSP, but I also stamped the Patterned Pines trees onto Whisper White Card stock with taken with teal classic ink and then sponged the champagne shimmer paint right onto the stamp over the ink with a sponge dauber, then stamped the image onto the card stock. I then took the Platinum shimmer paint and stamped the star from the Patterned Pines stamp set on top of each tree. I then cut a piece of Sahara sand card stock and using the scallop edge punch, punched one side of the paper. I stamped the Merry Christmas onto the paper using the taken with teal classic ink covered with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint. I used the white gel pen to add the dots to the scallop edge. Adhered the White to the Sahara sand and then adhered that piece to the DSP. Then adhered all to the card base which is also Sahara sand. Can't get much easier than that. Thanks so much for looking and please let me know if you have questions.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Aren't these just too cute? I found some jelly beans in Christmas colors and had to buy them and try this out. It turned out so cute. I like the one on the left better. Just personal preference, but to me looked more elegant. I used real red cardstock, whisper white cardstock and the DSP in the holiday mini called "Christmas Cocoa Specialty". The white on the DSP is actually raised. It is really beautiful paper. Of course used the sweet treats cups and the 3/4" satin white ribbon. Silver brads, platinum shimmer paint for the decoration top and Modern Label Punch. Stamps sets used were "Teeny Tiny Wishes and Sweet Center". Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I always have wanted to hang Christmas Art around the house at Christmas, but did not want to pay the price to only keep up for 3 - 4 weeks. So this year, I decided to do my own Christmas Art. Earlier this week I posted a JOY Banner I had made this weekend and today I am posting a Christmas Collage that I put together on Sunday. I used the Simply Scrappin "Christmas Jingle" and one 6" X 4" piece of DSP from the "Merry Moments". I purchased the frame from Wal-Marts for $3. So you can see how inexpensive it truly is. The letters were from Sizzix die. All the rest was from the Simply Scrappin Kit. Thanks for looking and now that you are stampin, do your own Christmas Art!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Well, as you can see, I received a new toy. It is like a new toy. You can't hardly wait to get it out of the box and play with it. There were a few things I had seen done with the shimmer paints and also with the embossing plates, so I wanted to try out both and with Dasher. So these were the cards I actually worked on Friday night along with one other project I am in the midst of. Hopefully I will have it posted in a day or so. My embossing folder still came out a little on the inside of the oval that I had cut out, but not enough to mess up stamping the image in there. With one, I sponged the color on the inside of the embossing folder and with the other I used the ink pad to go over the embossing on the card. I then of coursed spritzed them with the champagne mist shimmer paint. I used Not Quite Navy cardstock and ink on one and the brushed gold cardstock on the other and the soft suede ink.