Thursday, December 5, 2013
I don't know about you, but after dozens and dozens of Christmas cards these past few weeks, I'm about over Christmas, and Christmas colors. So when I tore into the pack of Watercolor Wonder DSP, I got positively giddy at the beautiful Spring-y colors! And here is the card that resulted from the giddiness:
There are new Framelits used here; the banners and the starburst circle are all new. And the blossom is from the gorgeous Peaceful Petals stamp set. I heat embossed it in gold on watercolor paper, then used an Aqua Painter to add Blushing Bride to it.
So, ya know how I love me some bling, right? Well there's bling aplenty in the new catalog! The Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Baker's Twine are just two of the fabulous new shiny items.
Note: Items in Red are in the new catalog available January 3rd.
Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Perfect Pennants
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Ink: VersaMark, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Starburst Framelits, Banners Framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder (Sale-A-Bration FREE item!), Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Aqua Painter, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1/8” sticky tape (non-SU)
Monday, November 25, 2013
Hello, stampers, and welcome to another Monday. Can you believe Christmas is ONE MONTH FROM TODAY?! Eeeeek, I have to get my cards in the mail next week! I have about 50 done and need about 30 more. How many do you send out each year? Today's card is another one that I will be making in quantity. It was inspired by this card on SCS.
One of the ways to keep the weight down on your cards, if you are making multiple layers, is to cut the centers out of the mats, leaving just a frame. I did that on this card, and used the cut out piece as the mat for the image. The Stampin' Trimmer makes it so easy! Just determine how wide you want the 'frame' sides to be. I made them 5/8" on this one, which left plenty of room for the adhesive holding the brushed gold panel.
I love the Endless Wishes stamp set that was used on the brushed gold, but unfortunately, it was sooo popular that it's sold out already!
Stamps: Evergreen, Endless Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Stampin' Trimmer, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Linen Thread
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
First of all, let me mention the doorbuster items, because the deal is for TODAY ONLY! The rest of the Holiday sale is good through Dec. 2nd.
These are the Doorbuster deals (and they are aMAZing!):
Many Marvelous Markers #131264
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586
Stampin' Trimmer #126889
|To see the rest of the sale items, you can click HERE.|
Or, to see the list in PDF form, click HERE.
When you place your order, you will be visited by my favorite guy (other than DH, of course), the Man in Brown! I'm always happy to see him, because he brings me lots of goodies!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Welcome to the Christmas 2013 edition of the Tour de Freaks! It's the most won-der-ful tiiiime of the year (you sang that in your head, didn't you?), and we're excited to show you some terrific ideas for your holiday. If you started at the beginning and have been hopping in order, then you just landed here from Mindy Backes' blog, Bada-Bing! Paper-Crafting! If you're starting here, just click on the links at the bottom of each blog and they will take you full circle back here, so you won't miss a single stamptastic thing!
My first project is a little gift for
STAMPS: Festive Flurry, Christmas Tagables CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Winter Frost Specialty DSP INK: Island Indigo ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Simply Scored, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Here's a close-up of the snowflake topper. I was inspired by the Festive Flurry Ornament Kits, making my version small enough to fit on the lid.
For my card projects, I had a hard time choosing which stamp set to feature, but finally decided on Best of Snow. I just love that little snowman, and the hedgehog is so sweet! So, let's start with my little snow buddy. He was super easy to color; just a few quick swipes of the markers. And you can't really see it, but the Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter really makes the snow sparkle.
STAMPS: Best of Snow, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler INK: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Garden Green plus Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green (In Color set), and Soft Sky Stampin' Write Markers ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Perfect Polka-Dots folder, Designer Frames oval folder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Extra Large Oval Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
And here's my little hedgie buddy. I acidentally stumbled on this color combination when some Early Espresso and Soft Sky cardstock was laying next to each other on my *ahem* very messy desk. I was struck by how well they complemented each other. For the Deco Labels mat, I first tried Silver Glimmer Paper, but there wasn't enough contrast. The Red Glimmer sets off the red scarves better, anyway, don't you think? The hedgie was colored with a blender pen to get a lighter shade of Soft Suede. I think the marker would have been too dark.
STAMPS: Best of Snow, Snow Day CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Early Espresso, Soft Sky DSP (Subtles stack), Red Glimmer INK: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, plus Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Soft Sky markers ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka-Dots folder, Red Glimmer Brads (Brights collection), Blender Pens
Well, that's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by! Now on to the next stop, Justin Krieger's blog, JK Cards. I'm sure he has something fabulous cooked up!