Saturday, January 14, 2017

Balloon Adventure Tag card


I had some extras cut for my tags (previous post), so I cut the tags down to 2" x 5 1/4" and made the tag the focal point on a card for some swaps.  Same tag, just put it on a card.  I did add an embossed background, using the Sparkle folder.

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

Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Sparkle embossing folder, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Balloon Bouquet punch, 1/8" Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Chalk pen ( I had to go over my balloon highlights TWICE with the chalk pen to really make it stand out), Mini Glue dots

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Toni

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Balloon Adventure tags


We can all use a tag to add to a gift bag.  These show you both sides of the same piece of designer series paper.  I cut the dsp 2" x 6". 

It's a very simple tag to put together, but it does involve a bit of punching - the tag topper, the balloons, the circle.  It's not overwhelming though.

Balloons and circle are all popped up with Dimensionals.

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

Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal designer series paper
Other:  Scalloped Tag Topper punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Balloon Bouquet punch, 1/8" Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Chalk pen ( I had to go over my balloon highlights TWICE with the chalk pen to really make it stand out), Mini Glue dots

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Toni

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Mini pseudo-mail box Valentine

Took this idea right from the Occasions Catalog!  Use the Baker's Box to make a "mail box".  The slot is just for show in this case.  We loaded ours up with candy, but you could make teeny tiny cards to slide in there if you wanted to. 

I did hand-cut the mailbox flag.  It's attached to the box with a mini glue dot.

The little heart comes from the Baker's Box Thinlits as well.  I cut it out, and then colored the entire heart with the Clear Wink of Stella to give it some shimmer.  Otherwise, it kind of gets lost.

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

Stamps:  Designer Tin of Cards
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love designer series stack
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Framelits, Baker's Box Thinlits, 2" circle punch, Real Red satin ribbon, 1/8" hole punch, Clear Wink of Stella pen, Mini Glue Dots

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Toni

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Pun Intended - love you a watt


I really think this hostess set is a cute one - Pun Intended.  I love a good pun.  I also chose some different colors.  Even though I'm using it as a Valentine, I didn't want to go with traditional pink and red.  I used Crushed Curry with Watermelon Wonder.  I like it!

The Crushed Curry piece is embossed with the Sparkle embossing folder, but the picture may not show it well enough.  It's there...trust me.

I used the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic - stamped that first.  Stamp the lightbulb right over top of it with the Archival Basic Black.  Then I went back and colored in the outer rim of the light bulb with the Crushed Curry marker to even it out.  Finished it by going over that same area with the Gold Wink of Stella pen to give it some shimmer. 

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

Stamps:  Pun Intended, Kinda Eclectic
Ink:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Sparkle embossing folder, Crushed Curry & Watermelon Wonder markers, Gold Wink of Stella pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

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Toni

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Stack of Chicks!

I case'd this card from Debbie Henderson on Pinterest.  Totally changed the colors though - I wanted BRIGHTS!  I know I picked wonky colors for my chickens, but I'm not interested in making them realistic colors.  Who wouldn't love to see a blue chicken?!  Or one with pink hair?

Use your stampamajig to position your chickens, to stack them up.  New Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen give you the water-colored look.

This card is 3 1/2" x 7 1/2", so we also used the Envelope Punch board to make a coordinating envelope to fit the card.  I love that we can easily make a custom-sized envelope.

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

Stamps:  Hey, Chick! (Sale-a-Bration)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Watercolor paper
Other:  Watercolor pencils, blender pen, Black/White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

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Toni

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Any Occasion - Birthday Banners

I love the Bokeh papers in this Falling in Love designer series paper pack.  So much easier than making the Bokeh look yourself.  :)

To get the bottom part of the banner, I cut the largest size framelit from the Banner Framelits.  It's 2 3/4" wide, so I cut my Very Vanilla cardstock 2 3/4" x maybe 4 1/4".  Turned it upside down, and traced the V-end on my cardstock.  Cut it by hand, just inside your pencil marks, so you don't see any.

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

Stamps:  Timeless Textures, Any Occasion (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Soft Sky
Paper:  Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Falling in Love designer series papers
Other:  Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Falling Love embellishments

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Farmer's Market chick


I had a piece of the Farmer's Market dsp leftover from last year, so I made a few note cards to send as thank yous for on-line orders.  I love this chicken!  I don't know if the picture shows that well, but I sponged some Crumb Cake around the chicken. 

I free-hand cut the tiny banner piece.  Stamped it on a little scrap of Crumb Cake, and cut it by hand.

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

Stamps:  Hey Chick
Ink:  Basic Black, Mossy Meadow (retired In Color), Crumb Cake
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Farmer's Market dsp (retired), Crumb Cake Notecard w/ Envelope
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Framelits, Cherry Cobbler & Tangerine Tango markers, stampin' sponge,  Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Hey Chick, again


I had some left-over bits and pieces from a swap, so I cut some pieces down and used a different chicken to make this card.

The burlap ribbon is folded over to make a tab, and then stapled right to the stamped piece.  Staple goes through both White and Real Red layers.  Pop that piece up.

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

Stamps:  Hey, Chick (Sale-a-Bration), Hardwood Background
Ink:  Chocolate Chiop, Basic Blak
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Other:  5/8" Burlap ribbon, stapler, Real Red/Tangerine Tango markers, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Perfectly Wrapped bone folders

I got some engraved bone folders for my stamp club girls.  Found them on Etsy, from TaDa Moments.  She does a GREAT job embossing these things!  All I had to do was come up with some cute packaging - Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to the rescue!

The Mini Treat Bag has 2 pieces that you cut out to make the bag.  1 larger, and 1 smaller.  I used (2) of the smaller cut-outs to make this half-size mini treat bag.  Perfect size for a bone folder!

I wrapped a doily around from the back, glued that down, tied some stretchy Cucumber Crush ribbon around, and then finished off with the tag.  I stuck the tag right onto the front of it.  No strings.

Quite a bit of retired products used, but still cute stuff!

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

Stamps:  Perfectly Wrapped
Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top dsp stack (retired)
Other:  Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, 2 3/8" scallop punch, 2" circle punch, Tea Lace doilies (retired - ANY doily will do), Crushed Cucumber scalloped lace ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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Toni

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sheltering Tree eyball card!


Creepy?  Or cool???  I think it's funny!  Cased from many samples on Pinterest.  Use the tree branches to make a bloodshot eyeball. 

The words are actually from "Rose Wonder".  I thought it conveyed my message perfectly.  :)

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

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Rose Wonder
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Sparkle embossing folder, 2 1/2" - 1 1/4" - 3/4" circle punches, Tags & Labels Framelits, Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Serene Scenery backgrounds


A couple of cards made using paper from the Serene Scenery dsp stack as the background.  Stamp directly on the paper!

Same basic supplies used for both of these cards.

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

Stamps:  Picture Perfect (starfish card), Wetlands (birds card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Serene Scenery dsp stack
Other:  Big Shot, Tags & Labels Framelits, Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

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Toni

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Congratulations New Baby!

I'm so glad I had this new banner set, "Any Occasion", from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Just in time to help me make a card for a friend who has a new baby boy.  I also grabbed the Christmas Cookie Cutter set to make the blue bear.

The card is a little bigger than I normally make, because I found some Large envelopes in my stash.  Might as well use them up.  The card is 4 1/2" x 6", finished.  I cut my base paper 9" x 6", and folded at 4 1/2".

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

Stamps:  Christmas Cookie Cutter, Any Occasion, Playful Backgrounds
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Shape Framelits, Cookie Builder punch. 

That's it!

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Toni

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Paper Pumpkin November 2016

I didn't even do anything different with the Paper Pumpkin Kit from November!  I LOVED these Christmas cards!  I did add some Dazzling Details (i.e. Stickles) to give them some snow.  Otherwise, no changes.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  I'm so glad that I ordered two kits.  I made 16 of these beautiful cards.

This weekend, I'll be working on some alternative ideas using the December 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I got two kits, and I really like the mini scrapbook, so I'll make one as originally designed.  With the other kit, I plan to cut up all the pages and make a bunch of cards.  Stay tuned...

You can start your own Paper Pumpkin monthly project subscription here if you are interested!  It's a surprise box of fun every month!

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Toni

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Hey Chick! Sale-A-Bration is coming...


This stamp set is my favorite from this year's Sale-a-Bration catalog.  I'm not even that much into farm stuff, or chickens, but I LOVE IT!  I can't stand how cute it is!  The greeting is just too perfect, "hey, chick!"  We all need some Hey, Chick cards in our stash!

I colored in this chick with markers, and my Crushed Curry marker needs to be reinked, but it's good enough for a person.

A stamp from the Timeless Textures set underneath the chicken worked for some ground cover. 

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

Stamps:  Hardwood Background, Timeless Textures, Hey Chick (Sale-A-Bration 2017)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Basic Black Archival
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Other:  Markers (Real Red, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango), stapler, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Sale-a-Bration runs January 4 - March 31, 2017.  With every $50 that you spend (before s/h and tax), you pick an item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog FOR FREE.  That's how you'll get this Hey, Chick stamp set - and you're going to want it.  It's totally adorable!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Love Sparkles valentine

This is the first card I made with this new set, coming in the Occasions catalog - Love Sparkles.  It's also using a new embossing folder, Falling Petals.  I really think they look like hearts though.  And I just realized that maybe they look like hearts because I had it upside-down.  OOPS!  Falling petals one way, hearts the other way - it's a two-fer!  :)

I used some new designer paper and new doilies for the card as well.  The doilies are cool - vanilla on one side, and white on the other.  That's a great option!

I did hand-cut the heart out, but it's not too putzy.

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

Stamps:  Love Sparkles
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Falling in Love designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Falling Petals embossing folder, Lace doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, 2" circle punch, Banner Triple punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Merry Christmas Truck


Sorry I couldn't share this before now, but my mom would have seen it here on my blog - and it was for her Christmas present.  You may recognize the truck style - everyone is making UPS trucks, mail trucks, and even buses out of this pattern.  So cute, and fairly easy to make!  I put some candy, and checks in it to get her new tires from me, my sister and brother.  Her truck is burgundy, so that's where I was going with this idea.

I found a great pattern from Rachel Tessman.  She has kindly posted instructions AND pictures, so be sure to save this link, so you can make your own little truck:

http://www.stampyourartout.com/stampyourartout/2016/11/ups-is-making-deliveries-in-mini-trucks-the-weekend.html

The biggest tip that I have is to NOT use the Tear and Tape Adhesive (same as Score-Tape).  I used that at first, and the wheels came off.  It's just not strong enough.  So I had to go back and glue them on with my trusty Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Great stuff.

Also, the back of the truck is where it opens.  The closure is velcro.  I would suggest a magnet instead.  The velcro is too lumpy, and hard to get it stuck on nice without caving the back of the truck in.

I did not realize that the Jolly Hat Builder punch was on the list of "while supplies last".  I can't seem  it on the web site anymore, so I apologize if you missed out on ordering that. 

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

Stamps:  Good Greetings (retired hostess set), Oh What Fun, Playful Backgrounds
Ink:  Cranberry Crisp (retired)
Paper:  Cranberry Crisp (retired), Basic Black, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other:  Jolly Hat Builder punch, Owl Builder Punch, 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches, Glimmer brads (retired, they are Slate colored)

I hope you all had enjoyable holidays this weekend!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Remarkable You - notepad


Need a quick gift for a co-worker, or a friend who loves notepads???  :)  Buy a steno pad, and just add a cover.  If all you can find are steno pads with colored covers, like this one, just try to coordinate your papers and colors.

The only tricky thing that I did for this was to hand-cut that flower out, after I stamped and colored it.  I attached it with liquid glue, so it's really stuck down.  I also hand-cut the larger circle, because I was too lazy to get the Circles thinlits out.

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

Stamps:  Remarkable You, Bunch of Blossoms
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Halloween Night specialty designer series paper
Other:  2 1/2" circle punch, Stampin Write markers (Crushed Curry, Old Olive), Tombow liquid glue

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Toni

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Totally Trees - two ways


I cased the Bermuda Bay trees card off of Pinterest.  They did a set in a few different colors.  Love them all!  Both of these cards are very simple to make.

This Totally Trees set has been so versatile, and I've enjoyed stamping with it.  I've always been a fan of "2-step stamping", so this is right up my alley.

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

Stamps:  Totally Trees, Basket of Wishes, Number of Years
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Other: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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