Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday Crop - Crafting Challenges and Celebrations.


Yesterday, a couple of my friends got together to work on our paper crafts - stamping, scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting...thrown in with a lot of talking, laughing, and eating...our usual agenda.  To make things interesting, we gave ourselves 2 challenges -

1.  Alter a paint can.  (I just happened to have enough for all of us. Convenient way to clean out my craft room.)
2.  Make something with supplies that we recently got from our fellow stamper, Diane W., who passed away last year.  We liked to think she's happy that we are putting her beautiful papers, stamps, and doo-dads to good use.

So THIS is what we came up with yesterday.  First up, our paint cans.  Don't you just love that they are ALL incredibly and distinctly different, and all are amazing!?  I love them!!!

I can not stand how cute Lori's Monkey can was!  And I love that she was able to make some matching cards with the same monkey supplies.  Totally adorable!

I love Jamie's flowery butterfly can.  She picked those papers from Diane W's stash, and hand-cut the butterflies.  Just beautiful.

I made mine with a birthday theme, because a friend's birthday is coming up and I plan to put a few things in the can for her gift.

This picture shows off Jamie's butterflies better.

We also made quite a variety of cards using Diane's stash.  Lori made these pretty Easter cards using papers and chick stamps.


Lori also made these Sun and Moon cards using some stamps and doo-dads. Love the sparkle that she added to the sun and moon.  


Jamie and I made some cards using some Diane stamps too.  I made a bunch of these Easter cards - that bunny chick stamp is so cute!!!  And Jamie made a couple of birthday cards.  I can't wait to mail out my Easter cards this year.


We had a wonderful day working on our crafts and celebrating our friendships, past and present.

Happy Stamping!

Toni

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dutch Door Fold - chicken coop card

This was my favorite card from this weekend's stamping!  A Dutch Door fold card - the top half of the card front is cut off.  Just use your paper trimmer.

I took the piece that I cut off, trimmed it down, then used that to layer onto the bottom of the "front door".  This also allowed me to stamp and cut out the chickens and then sandwich them in between those layers so you don't see all that.  See here -


I also added another layer of Crumb Cake cardstock the card, since it was a little flimsy from cutting half of the front off.  This made it more sturdy,  I ink up the edges by running my ink pad right over the edges directly.

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

Stamps:  Hey Chick, Hardwood Background, Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Neutrals Candy Dots, markers (Real Red, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango)

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Dragonfly Garden

Dragonflies and Avant Garden together again.  I got the layout from "papercraftelegance" on Pinterest, but I changed the colors and went with darker and richer looking color combination.


Dragonfly is stamped in Basic Black, and then inked over with sponge daubers.  Then you cut it out with the framelit.  I only attached it to the card with dimensionals under the wings.  The tail is flying loose.

The dragonfly also has a coating of shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen.

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

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams bundle (thinlits included), Avant Garden (SAB stamp - free with $50 purchase through 3/31/17!)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Wink of Stella Clear, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Playful Butterflies


This is a very simple, vanilla on vanilla card.  Just one layer, and not a lot of fuss. This one comes together very quickly. 

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

Stamps:  Papillon Potpouri, Playful Backgrounds, Any Occasion (SAB stamp)
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Metallic Enamel Shapes

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Glassine bag - gift card or candy pocket



Fairly easy project, and very versatile!  Baby shower, Wedding, birthday, thanks, thinking of you, graduation, just because...  Fold up a glassine bag, and tape those sides down.  That makes a pocket on the front. 

Wrapped a 1 1/2" strip of designer paper around the bag, and tied some ribbon around also. 

The card here is 4 1/4" square.  Some tone-on-tone action with a 4" x 4" embossed layer.  Added another strip of the same designer paper, and a greeting popped up.

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

Stamps:  Designer Tin of Cards
Ink:  Mint Macaron
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Succulent Garden designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Falling Petals embossing folder, Stitched Thinlits, Layering Circles Thinlits, Glassine Bag, Falling in Love embellishments (little gemstone flower), Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen ribbon, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Avant-Garden birthday wishes


This card goes together SO quickly.  All Whisper White card stock, and a few ink colors along with Basic Black.  Dimensionals under BOTH layers really makes this card stand out.

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

Stamps:  Avant-Garden (2017 Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals

So simple, and so fast to make.  I could have added some glitter or other bling, but I liked it just like this.

Get your Avant-Garden set for free when you order $50 (before tax/shipping)!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sugarplum Big on Birthday


I like the bigger fonts in this birthday greeting set.  The larger font greeting allows you to make a card that has little other embellishments, because it grabs your attention and you don't focus on much else.  I added a little bit of designer paper, some ribbon, and a metallic enamel shape.

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

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Succulent Garden designer series paper
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched ribbon, Metallic Enamel shapes

That's it!

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Honeycomb background!


Use the new Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder to get this honeycomb-like background.  It's REALLY dimensional, and I love the look it gives.  When I'm attaching an embossed background piece like this, I like to use the Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  It really gives a good hold, and your card won't fall apart later.

I don't know if it shows or not, but I added a little Wink of Stella Clear to the bee's wings to give it a little shimmer.

I also used the Stitched Framelits for the black circle layer on this card.  Love those Stitched framelits!

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

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder, Stitched Framelits, 2" circle punch, Classic Label punch, Wink of Stella Clear pen.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Balloon Adventure birthdays

I used the same design, colors, and designer series paper pack for all of these cards.  Mixed and matched the balloons and card bases too.  Greeting label is the same for all.

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, Lots of Labels framelits, Balloon Bouquet punch, 1/8" Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine

 Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Dragonfly Dreams - three ways

Same design for all 3 cards, different colors and patterned paper for each.  Very simple card - layer designer paper on card front.  Add a doily, a die cut dragonfly, a greeting, and a knot of ribbon.  Done!

You can barely tell in the picture, but I sponged Mint Macaron on the doily of the top-right card.  It gets a little lost in the card.  A better choice is to sponge that doily with Island Indigo.  That stands out better.

Dragonflies are cut from the Glimmer Pack Sale-a-Bration item, as well as Gold Glimmer paper.  Colors in that pack are: Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum.

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

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams bundle (w/ thinlits)
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
Paper:   Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Falling in Love designer series paper, Blooms & Bliss designer series paper, Gold Glimmer, Sale-a-Bration Glimmer pack
Other:  Big Shot, Lace Doilies, sponge dauber, Very Vanilla 1/4" satin ribbon, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched ribbon, Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen ribbon, Glue Dots.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Scored Spotlight Background

Found a great video by Tami White for this technique.  I tried several scoring measurements - 3/4" apart, 1" apart, and 1 1/4" apart.  I liked the 1 1/4" apart the best.  You just use your diagonal scoring plate to make your score marks, then fold and sponge ink on every score line.  Flatten it back out, and glue to your card front.

The dragonfly has a shiny gold bottom, and a glimmer gold top piece.  It really sparkles! 

After you attach your dragonfly, and your greeting, go back and add some Gold Dazzling Detail (glitter glue) to the cross points.  Let it dry...that stuff takes a little while to firm up.

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

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams bundle
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Other:  Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (with the bundle), Scoring board, Diagonal Scoring plate, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Swipes and Butterflies

This idea was just shared on a demo group by Brittany Hart.  Thanks for sharing your brilliance!  I modified it a little bit, but it's the same basic idea - 

  • Emboss your entire card front with Brick Wall embossing folder.
  • Stamp "big swipe" from Work of Art in 3 different colors.
  • Cut out butterfly with your Thinlits, and glue to the card front.
  • Stamp your greeting.

I used the same two stamp sets for all of these cards.  Only thing different is the ink colors.  I had to add a little stripe of silver to the one, because I had an oopsie - the embossing folder didn't make it all the way over to the fold line and that bothered me.

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

Stamps:  Work of Art, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (stamped off for the middle swipe on that card), Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Thick White cardstock (even for the butterflies), Silver foil (teeny tiny strip)
Other:  Big Shot, Brick Wall embossing folder, Butterflies Thinlits, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

What color combination will you try?

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hexagon embossing folder + ink = Chicken Wire


Well...it gives you a FAUX chicken wire look!  This is a really fun technique.  Ink up the raised side of your embossing folder.  I used an ink spot, because I happened to have one handy.   A rubber brayer and your ink pad would get you a more evenly ink image, but I wasn't concerned with that here.  I just tapped that ink spot all over the folder.


Add your cardstock to the uninked side of the folder.  Close the folder, and PRESS with your HANDS. 
 


That's it!  This is what you'll end up with, ready to use on your card.  Easy, right?  :)

Give it a try with other embossing folders that you have laying around.  It's a very fast and cool technique.

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

Stamps:  Hey Chick (Sale-a-Bration), Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Early Espresso, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Stitched Thinlits, Layering Circles Thinlits, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Markers (Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie), Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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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

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

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

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

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

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

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

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

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

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

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

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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