Sunday, October 15, 2017

Clear Gift Box - embossed with dots

There are so many ideas floating around for dolling up the Acetate Gift Boxes in the Holiday Mini catalog.  I finally decided to give it a try with an embossing folder.  It works! 

Now, here's the deets...it only works with the "regular size" embossing folders.  The ones that are 4 1/2" x 6 3/16".  The 6x6 folders are too big these these boxes. 

This picture is a better picture.  I slid a piece of cardstock in the box, and used a glue dot in each corner to hold it in place.  I tried to put the glue dots inside one of the embossed dots, to hide it a little.  You can still see them, but I'm not going to cry over it.


Closer view for some details.  I stamped and cut some balloons.  Added a doily, and a 2 1/2" circle of Whisper White.  Cut out the Happy Birthday from some Glimmer paper.  I tied the ribbon around the box, so that's all decorative.  You can still get into the box from the top or bottom flap.


Embossing the Acetate box turned out pretty cool!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Any balloon stamp
Ink:  I used all retired colors here - Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Other:  Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Polka Dot Basics embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, paper doily, Acetate Gift box (Holiday catalog), Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pistachio Pudding ruffled stretch ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Holiday Cards - October session

This is just a sample of what we'll be making at my Holiday Cards class in October.

Christmas Cards classes - I'm having TWO sessions for Christmas Cards this year.  The cards will be different at each class.  We'll be making (12) holiday cards, with envelopes.

Date:  Saturday, Oct 21 (RSVP 10/13)  *I've extended the deadline until this Friday.*
Time:  11:00am
Place:  Toni's house
$$: $25.00, by RSVP dates above please. Can paypal if you need to.
What you'll need to bring: Scissors, adhesive of your choice plus a refill, bone folder, Glue Dots, Liquid glue OR Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals (both sizes - regular AND Mini are a good idea).

Hope you can join the fun!
 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Painted Harvest - Mambo and Lemon Lime!


I'm still totally in love with this Painted Harvest set.  I had one more pink background piece to use up from that crappy kit, so I paired Melon Mambo with Lemon Lime Twist.  I LOVE IT!  So bright and cheery, and it makes me wish I had more pink peeling paint wood backgrounds.  :) 

The Melon Mambo side pieces are from the new Everyday Label punch.  I just cut it in half and mounted a piece on both sides.  Since I didn't cut a layer to go behind the stamped square, I wanted to add some extra color there somehow, so this was it.

Since I only used Melon Mambo ink for the flower, I stamped off once for the bottom layer.  I actually did that twice, and twisted the image around 180 degrees the second time to make the base of the flower more full looking.  Then I stamped the top layer full strength, again in Melon Mambo.

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Soft Sayings card kit
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Early Espresso
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Whispwer White
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes framelits, Everyday Label punch, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Country Livin - cards for backgrounds


I continued to work with the DIY card kit that I found the other night.  The cards themselves were terrible quality, but they totally worked as background papers so I cut them up!


I also did a lot of coloring on these cards.  I broke out some retired colors to match these papers.  Bashful Blue for the truck above, and Riding Hood Red for the boots and guitar below.


You could use any greetings, but I continued to use some retired favorites, because they were handy and I like the fonts.

As far as coloring goes, I used markers directly for the truck, which was on Whisper White card stock.  Then I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen on the boots and guitar, which were stamped on Shimmery White card stock.  The Shimmery White is a little sturdier when you are using an aqua painter or blender pen.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Country Livin', Crazy About You (retired), Tin of Cards (retired)
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red (retired), Shimmery White
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Circles framelits, Banner Triple punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Chocolate Chip ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day 2017! #WCMD2017

Happy Saturday!  Today is World Card Making Day, and I'm starting my day by sharing two cards.

This first one was made by Peggy Fitzmaurice.  I love her coffee cup full of ghouls and Halloween fun!  All of those cuties hand-cut and arranged perfectly.  The straw is a great touch.  Thanks for sharing your card Peggy!  This is so cute.

The second one, I made starting out with a "DIY Kit" that I got on clearance at Joann's a year or two ago.  Just found it last night.  I like the peeling paint wood images, but the cards themselves were terrible quality - what did I expect for $2, right?  So I cut them apart and used them as background pieces instead.




Stampin' Up supplies that I used on my pink boots card:

Stamps: Country Livin', Oh Happy Day card kit
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black Archival
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Silver foil
Other:  Big Shot, Layering Circles framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, 2 1/4" circle punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots

Happy World Card Making Day!  I hope you find some time to get creative today.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Simple Gourd Goodness


I couldn't bear to throw away those little strips of designer series paper - it was (2) 1/2" x 12" strips, actually.  I cut them up and flipped one over, to show both of the patterns.  Just a little bit of interest on an otherwise simple card.

I need a birthday card, so I used an old favorite greeting for that one.  The Thank you greeting comes in the Gourd Goodness stamp set.  I like the font!

Here is a close-up that shows my layers of color.  The gourds are 2-step stamps.  I stamped the first layer in Peekaboo Peach.  Stamped on top of that with Tangerine Tango.


Vanilla layer popped up on a Vanilla card base.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Gourd Goodness, Tin of Cards (retired)
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn designer series paper.
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Color Theory Memories & More - September cards

Remember last month I started a year-long effort to make cards using the Color Theory Memories & More card pack?  My goal is to use a hand full of the printed cards each month, to make other things.  Right now, I'm still focused on making other cards.  I may get ambitious next month and try some tags or *GASP* a scrapbook page.  :)

The card pack contains 72 double-sided cards:  (52) 3" x 4" cards (2 each of 26 designs), and (20) 4" x 6" cards (2 each of 10 designs). 

These are the cards that I made for my September batch.  Keep scrolling for close-ups of each, along with supplies.


For the September batch, these are the Color Theory Memories & More cards that I used.  I chose 4 designs, and I used both cards for each design = 8 cards used total.


I was going for a Fall and Halloween theme this month.  I used several stamps and products from the Holiday catalog, mixed in with things found in the Annual catalog.


This Halloween card used:  the Spooky Cat bundle (stamps and punch), Black Shimmer ribbon, Black Rhinestones, and the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Colors are Old Olive and Basic Black.


I love this little guy!  I know yellow isn't a terribly Halloween-y color, but it fit.  I also cut the branch out using the Seasonal Layers thinlits.  Embossed the tone-on-tone background with the Layered Leaves folder.  I hand-cut the owl.

This OWLoween card used:  Spooky Cat stamp, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Layered Leaves embossing folder, Black rhinestones, 2 1/4" circle punch.  Colors are Crushed Curry and Basic Black.


This card was actually the first one that I made in this batch.  I wanted a non-Halloween cat, so I just used the cat punch.  I kept a "fall-y" feel with the Woodland embossing folder, and some Copper trim.

This card used:  One Big Meaning stamps, Cat punch, Copper trim, and the Woodland embossing folder.  Colors are Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip.


With this card, I was feeling the COPPER.  I added some more Copper Trim, and did some embossing with Copper powder.  The leaf-print card is actually stuck right on top of one of the bigger cards, to cover up the grid pattern that I didn't care for.

This card used:  One Big Meaning stamps, Copper Trim, Copper embossing powder.  Colors are Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive.


I saved the best for last!  This is my favorite - and I'm sure you can guess why.  LEAVES, LEAVES, LEAVES.  And Fall colors.  I embossed the tone-on-tone background with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, and added some die cut leaves.  The big yellow leaf was stamped on one of the Memories & More cards, and cut out.  The rest of the leaves were just stamped on cardstock, and cut.

This card used:  Vintage Leaves stamps, the Leaflets framelits, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, and plenty of glue. Colors are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crushed Curry.

I hope you enjoyed these Halloween and Fall cards that I created using the Memories & More card pack.  We'll see what creative ideas October brings!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Happy Birthday Sis!

Happy birthday to my sister this week too!  I made this card using some retired papers, along with the hot new set, Painted Harvest.  The flowers don't exactly match, but I liked the colors anyway.


It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but the card base is Smoky Slate - it went with the gift bag that I made, so that was how I ended up with this.  Soft Sky later is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Scallop and Stitched Circles are the largest size dies from both of those framelit sets.

For the flowers, I stamped the flower base layer twice.  Reinked it both times, so it was full-strength ink on top of full-strength ink.  Then I hit it again with the top flower layer, again in Soft Sky ink full-strength.  The flower centers are Tuxedo Black, stamped off once.  You can see that I didn't do a great job of stamping off for the bottom right flower. 

Otherwise, I like the colors and how it turned out.  I added some Iced Rhinestones that I have left over from last year's Holiday catalog.  They're so sparkly!

I probably should have used Smoky Slate for the scallop layer around the large stitched circle die...live and learn, right?  I think she liked it anyway.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Tin of Cards (retired)
Ink:  Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe (retired), Old Olive, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Succulent Garden designer series paper (retired)
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Circles framelits, Iced Rhinestones (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

 Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Floating Letters - baby card


This was actually my first attempt at a "floating letters" technique card.  I made it for a guy at work...guess what his wife had?  I couldn't spell "babies" because that was too many letters for the size of these dies.  After I made this, I promptly ordered the Large Letters framelits that are currently available.

For this one, I used my stampamajig.  I lightly tacked the letters down to my card front layer and stamped the babies.  Then I pulled the letters up, and used the stampamajig to position the baby stamp to get it again. 

Color in the babies on both the letters and the card front layer.  Attach letters with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

I even used retired colors, because I like them - Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Cuddles & Tickles (retired), hello (from a retired card kit set that I can't remember now)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White (Thick for the base, regular for all the layers)
Other:  Big Shot, Simple Alphabet dies, markers (Bashful Blue, Pretty in  Pink), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Painted Harvest - Tangerine Tango and Lemon Lime Twist

I am totally in love with this color combination for the Painted Harvest stamp set - Tangerine Tango and Lemon Lime Twist.  They just pop!

For the flowers themselves, I stamped the bottom layer of the sunflower in Peekaboo Peach - TWICE.  The second time I stamped it, I turned the stamp a little.  Add the top layer of the sunflower over that with Tangerine Tango.


The flowers are stamped on a Stitched Circle die cut - it is the largest size circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Layered onto the largest scallop die from the Layering Circles Framelits.

It's really a very simple card.  The designer series paper background really adds a lot of interest, with no work.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Painted Harvest
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Painted Harvest designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Glue Dots, Tombow liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Creating!

Toni

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Halloween Treat gift bag

This treat bag is a great size, and holds quite a big of candy.  I found a tutorial from A. Juda, and changed out the papers and stamps to make it Halloweeny.  So cute!

 

Stamp the witch's hat on a scrap of Very Vanilla, and hand-cut.  


Basic cutting/scoring instructions are:  Start with a piece of designer series paper:  6" x 12". 

Score short side at 2", from whichever end you want to be the bottom - some patterns are directional.

Score across long side at 1", 3 3/4", 6 1/2", and 9 1/4".

Cut slits for the bottom flaps, and assemble like a regular box.  Squish it across and staple closed at the top (AFTER you put candy in it)!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Spooky Cat
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Night designer series paper
Other:  Everyday Label punch, Triple Banner punch, Basic Black Shimmer ribbon, hole punch, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals


Thanks for visiting, and Happy Creating!

Toni

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Floating Letters - Fall-inspired

Fall-inspired Floating Letters technique on this card.  There are plenty of videos out there for this technique, so google and use the one that you like best.  You'll also see something similar called "Eclipse" cards, inspired by our recent solar eclipse.  

For the way I did it,  I cut out the letters first, then stamped them with some of the flowers and leaves from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps.  

Emboss the background layer with the Softly Falling folder, and attach to your card base.  I used the THICK Whisper White card stock for the base; it really makes a difference.  Attach the letters to the card front using MINI Stampin' Dimensionals.  They're the perfect size!

Since I spelled out "YOU", I added "celebrate" to the front of it, and "Amaze Me" to the end.  Celebrate You, and You Amaze Me.  I stamped those on scraps of Whisper White, and hand-cut.  Also popped up with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Close-up - although it's only marginally closer. :(  Hopefully, you can see the textured background.


Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Paper:   Whisper White (Thick and regular)
Other:  Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, Softly Falling embossing folder, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Creating!

Toni

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Merry Cafe - Pumpkin Spice time!

It's time for Pumpkin Spice, amiright?

This cute fall-packaged treat has a Pumpkin Spice Cafe Latte for one inside, along with a few pieces of Dove's Dark Chocolate for good measure.  Get the disposable coffee cups from Walmart - they came in a 20-pack with the lids and bands. 

The adorable tag/card is 3 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" wide.  Cut your card stock, 7" x 2 3/4" and score in half at 3 1/2".  Fold over.

 

Stamp a little background with Timeless Textures, then stamp and die-cut your coffee cup pieces and assemble.  I used Chocolate Chip ink for all of that stamping.  The dies make these little coffee cups so easy to put together.

I also sponged the words/cup band with some Crumb Cake.

Close-up of the card/tag.  Tied it to the bag using some of the cool new Jute twine - not too thick, not too thin.


Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Merry Cafe, Timeless Textures
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Painted Harvest designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Coffee Cups framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, stampin' sponge, Stampin Dimensionals, Jute Twine, cello bag, Disposable coffee cup

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Creating!

Toni

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Baby's room Name Frame

I've had this on my To Do List for 3 weeks now, so I'm happy that I had time to make it today.  Name frame for a baby's room.  All she said was "purple", so this is my best effort.  The name barely fit.  White frame is 5x7, from Walmart.  NOTE TO SELF: Next time, cut all the letters out ahead of time, and take to the store with you, so you can judge the right size frame.  I probably should have chosen a different frame...but....

Sorry for the not-so-great picture.  I'm probably the world's worst photographer.  At least I figured out how to turn the flash off this time, so the glass didn't glare.  :)

I stamped the flowers and butterflies on Shimmery White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Colored them in with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive alcohol markers (from a couple of years ago). 

Hand-cut the flowers and butterflies.  Die cut the letters from an old alphabet set, and then ran them all through the Big Shot with an old Polka Dots embossing folder to give a letter texture. 


Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Garden in Bloom
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Razzleberry designer series paper (retired)
Other:  Big Shot, Simple Alphabet dies (retired), polka dot folder (retired), Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive alcohol markers (retired), 2-way glue pen, Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Painted Harvest - Lemon Lime Leaves


Can you tell I'm loving this color combination?  For this card, I wanted a lot of color, especially the Lemon Lime Twist.  I wanted that green to stand out.  So I embossed the background, added a little bit of designer series paper, and then popped up the focal image.

The Stitched Circle is the largest size of those dies, and the Scalloped Circle is also the largest of those dies.

All of these layers and texture make this card pop.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Painted Harvest
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Painted Harvest designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Layered Leaves embossing folder, Layering Circles thinlits, Stitched Shapes thinlits, Tombow liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Painted Harvest banner


I finally got time to play with my new Painted Harvest stamps, and fell in love with this color combination.  I pulled it directly from the NEW Painted Autumn designer series paper.  Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango for the flowers.  It sounds kind of weird, but try it out - it's gorgeous!

The Painted Harvest flower is a 2-step stampin deal.  You stamp the more solid/filled base piece in stamp first, in your lighter color.  Here, Peekaboo Peach.  Then the overlay goes on top.  Here, I used the Tangerine Tango.  Then, I went one step further and stamped the base stamp in Peekaboo Peach again, and I turned the stamp 180 degrees.  Makes is look fuller, and deeper color.  I love it!

I added some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, because I just love this green!!!

I must admit that the banner piece was cut from a retired Sizzix die, and I can't even remember the name of it right now.  I found a few that I had cut out extras, and used it for this card.  It's popped up on the Layered Leaves embossed background.

I wanted the focus to be on the banner piece, so the card is white-on-white.  I love how it came together.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Soft Sayings kit
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper:  Whisper White (thick, and regular)
Other:  Big Shot, Layered Leaves embossing folder, banner die, Banner Triple punch, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Toni's Fall Cards Class

Join us in creating (12) Fall-themed cards in this class.  I've got LOTS of "fallish" stuff to share with you, and you know this is my favorite time of year.  :)  There will be (6) designs, and you will make (2) of each. Envelopes included.

Date:  Saturday, Sep 23
Time:  11:00am
Place:  Toni's house
$$/RSVP: $25.00, by 9/13/17 please. Can paypal if you need to.

What to bring: Scissors, adhesive of your choice plus a refill, bone folder, Glue Dots, Liquid glue (unless you hate it), Glue Dots (both sizes - regular AND Mini).

Hope to see you here!