Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Scallop Top Favors

I wasn't sure what to make for today's post until I saw a favor by Chelsea Comer of Amuse Studio on Facebook.  I knew then I would create my version of the favor using Stampin' Up supplies for today's post.  The favors were all created using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  After cutting the cardstock the correct length, I scored it and then punched each end.  So the first favor was 1-1/2" wide by 5", a little too small to fit the "Boo!" die cut on it.  The next one I cut 1-3/4" wide and the same length.  Much better fit for the "Boo!".  And finally, I wanted to make a favor using a different die from the Boo To You die set and it was the little pumpkin.  So this last one I cut 2" wide and 6" long.  I then scored the cardstock at 2-1/4" and 3-1/4" before punching the scallop top..  The sequins are again from Pretty Pink Posh's  Halloween assortment.  I absolutely love the colors in that assortment.  After experimenting with the three sizes, I have decided that when I make more of this type of favor, I will cut them 1-3/4" wide and 6" long.  They perfectly fit a Hershey Nugget which is wrapped in coordinating paper and adhered to the favor bottom using glue dots.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stmapin' time!

Monday, October 5, 2015

White Brick Wall

Happy Monday!  Here is the plain untouched brick wall I mentioned I should try in one of my previous posts.  The wreath against it is very striking, more so in person.  After adding the sentiment at the bottom of the card, the upper left corner needed a little something so I just fussy cut a few leaves from another wreath.  And I just love the wreath!!  Thank you Kathy Z. for reminding me about the baby wipe technique!  Have a great day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Today is another special day for me and my family.  Our son, Matthew, celebrates his 37th birthday.  I will be meeting him for breakfast shortly, but I wanted to share the card I made for him.  He loved Scooby Doo when he was a little kid.  And I saw this  Paw-some Stamp & Die combo on Taylored Expressions and the dog looked so much like Scooby Doo, that I had to have it to create Matt's card.  Isn't it cute?  So what is worse~~spending $6 on a Hallmark card or spending $17 for a stamp set and die to make a birthday card?  Hahaha!!!!  I will be using the stamp set and die more than just once!  Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Other Wall Card

This wall has a totally different look from yesterday's card.  First off, yesterday's brick wall was vertical and today's is horizontal.  With the new 6 x 6 embossing folders the card front can fit in the embossing folder in either direction~~a nice feature.  Secondly, today's brick wall is much lighter toned.  I used Crumb Cake and Smokey Slate on white embossed cardstock and layered that on Crumb Cake cardstock before adhering it to the white card base.  (Have I mentioned lately how much I like the new heavier weight white cardstock SU offers?)  Once I was pleased with the brick color, I then wondered what I should use to embellish it.  Of course,  the Vintage Leaves called out!  The leaves are stamped in Crumb Cake on white cardstock and then sponged in Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey & Meadow Moss.  A layer of clear Wink of Stella was brushed on the leaves and a little of the gold thread added behind them.  The sentiment was cut using a die from the Hello You thinlits. The brick embossing folder is one I highly recommend adding to your collection.  Maybe tomorrow I will post a card where I use the embossing folder just as it is without any ink sponged on.  Until then, have a great day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Brick Wall First Attempt

I have been waiting for the Brick Wall embossing folder and it finally arrived~~yeah!  I have watched quite a few videos on techniques for coloring the bricks and here is the first sponged brick wall I created.  Now I saw the bike and tree on one of the videos I watched and Frenchie's tree and sun showed up very nicely.  The sun and tree were supposed to be a shadow on the wall while the bike is leaning against the wall.  The tree and bike is from Sheltering Tree; the sun from Kind of Eclectic and the sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  At any rate, the wall itself turned out pretty darn good, if I say so myself.  I embossed the bricks on Crumb Cake cardstock and sponged using Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip.  The brick color is pretty realistic looking.   To tell the truth there are so many color variations of brick I think a number of color combinations could be used.  I know one thing and that is no two "walls" will ever look alike!  I have already created the next brick wall and I will post that card tomorrow.  I pretty much think that I will be making quite a few cards that will have a brick wall of some sort on it!  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lavender Lace Birthday

One of the things I really wish Stampin' Up presently offered is a pretty purple ink and cardstock.  I mean we do have some pretty purples but not exactly what I am talking about.   So, I decided to use a retired purple that I really like, Lavender Lace. The cupcake is from the Avery Elle stamp set, Make A Wish while the sentiment is from SU's Cottage Greetings. The Lavender Lace cardstock was run thru the Big Shot with a Sizzix embossing folder that I have had for quite some time.   The idea for the card layout came while watching a Jennifer McGuire video.   I knew I wanted to use the cupcake from Make A Wish and I just had to top it off with a little cherry created with the Build A Cupcake punch.  I also made this same card using Tempting Turquoise, but I did not assemble it in time to post.  This card is a great card to make multiples of in a variety of colors.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Watercolor Words

Happy Monday!  Today's cards were quick, simple, cute and stamped using the Watercolor Words stamp set.  On the Bermuda Bay card, I used the Watercolor Wash Background stamp before stamping the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink. The card base is actually cardstock from Amuse Studios.   The little flower was stamped in Melon Mambo with an enamel dot from Doodlebug in the center of the flower.  Doodlebug has a line of these self-adhesive enamel dots in a variety of colors and sizes to match any project.  The "you're the best" card was stamped on a stitched rectangle left over from another project I created, layered on SU DSP.  Now on this card I used Stampin' Up! candy dots~~yellow in the center of the flower and a couple Melon Mambo candy dots on the lower right corner of the card.  Watercolor Words is a very cute stamp set with the sentiments being large enough to take up a nice part of a card front.  Have a great day!