Sunday, June 23, 2019

Lily Watercoloring class - Expo 2019

One of the classes that I took at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo was for watercoloring.  Specifically, using the Zig Clean Color Real Brushes.  Nicole Petersen, from Picket Fence Studios talk the class and gave us this cool stamp set.  I think it was packaged specifically for class, going by what's printed on the sheet.... It's a pretty spray of lilies, and some good greetings.


The class was great, and I was happy to have the opportunity to learn how to use these markers.  I'm NOT great at watercoloring, no matter which medium I'm using - but I gave it a good shot, and I kind of like it. 

We used 3 colors for this - Sugar Almond Pink, Dark Pink, and Fl. Green.  We actually had Light Green in our class, but I didn't do any of my leaves until I got home.  I wasn't able to buy the Light Green yesterday, so I had to get this other green.  It's good enough!

The houndstooth paper the provided in our class kit was just printed on white cardstock.  I changed out the greeting, and used one from the Darling Label Punch box that I got last year.


I finished off with some Basic Black Baker's Twine, and a few Frosted Epoxy Droplets

I enjoyed the class.  Nicole is a great teacher, and I liked the pieces that we made.  I have 2 more of these flower images, done with different colors.  I'll finish those off soon.

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: Darling Label punch box, Lily class set (Picket Fence by Nicole Petersen)
Ink: Black
Paper: Bristol White, Basic Black
Other:  Zig Clean Color Brushes (Sugar Almond Pink, Dark Pink, Fl. Green), Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Toni

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By the Seashore

Again, I was using up some retired papers that I had laying around.  I am drawing a complete blank right now - I can't remember the name of this pack at all.  It went with the Sea of Textures stamp set in the last catalog...

Layer the designer series papers, and attach to the card front.  Then I punched a bit of Crumb Cake out with the Everyday Label punch.  Stamped "oops" on it.  That's from a Technique Tuesdays set.

I grabbed my By the Seashore stamp set, and stamped these in Tranquil Tide ink.  Hand-cut all 3 of them.  They are all popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finished off with a few rhinestones.

This card was super easy and came together quickly.

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: By the Seashore
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Soft Seafoam, Crumb Cake, pack that coordinated with Sea of Textures last year.
Other:  Everyday Label punch, rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Toni

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Seaside Notions Tags

I had some pieces of Tranquil Tide left on my stamping desk, so I thought I'd put them together with the Seaside Notions stamp set.  I have to tell you - I've been hand-cutting these seahorses out, and I really don't mind at all.  10 years ago, I would never have entertained hand-cutting anything...I don't know why, but I do it quite often now.

The tag started out as a 2" strip.  Maybe 2" x 4 1/2".  Cut the the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, then emboss the whole thing with the new High Seas embossing folder

Like I said, I stamped the seahorse then hand-cut them out.  I also stamped the greeting on a strip of Soft Seafoam card stock, and just ripped off the ends.

I built the tag up with vellum cut from the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.  Then I added some Tranquil Tide and Soft Seafoam, punched with 2" and 2 1/4" circle punches.  Layer everything with a combination of Liquid glue, glue dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Finish off with some rhinestones and tie some Rope and White/Silver Baker's Twine.

I thought the rope will look good when I tie it on a kraft gift bag.

I hope you are inspired to make some tags of your own!

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: Seaside Notions
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Soft Seafoam
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Soft Seafoam, Vellum
Other:  Stitched Shapes dies, High Seas embossing folder, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, 2" and 2 1/4" circle punches, Rope trim, Whisper White/Silver Baker's Twine, rhinestones, glue dots, liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Toni

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Stampin' Class Sneak Peek - Pizza Box

Sneak peek of the Pizza Box that we'll make in class.  This holds a gift card, a stack of 3" x 3" cards/envelopes, or other small gifts.  The beach chair is NOT from a new stamp set.  However, the greeting (which you can change) is from the new Looking Up Kit (LOVE IT), and the sand and shells are from the new Seaside Notions stamps.  We're also using the new High Seas embossing folder on this wrapper. 


Retirement Class - Come over and get your stamping fix while we use some of the NEW goodies that I got from the new Annual catalog. We're going to make (8) cards with envelopes, and (1) pizza gift box. 

I'm trying a new thing with this class on a SUNDAY afternoon - I just don't have many Saturdays open...so we'll see how this goes!

Date:  Sunday, June 30th
Time:  2:00 pm
Place:  Toni's house
$$/RSVP:  $25.00, by 6/24 please.


What to bring to class with youScissors, adhesive of your choice plus a refill, bone folder, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals (I would bring both regular and mini size), Liquid Glue

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Summer Stampin' Class Sneak Peek - Bird Ballad


Sneak peek of two of the cards that we'll be making at my upcoming Summer Stampin' Class.  We're using the Free as a Bird stamp set, along with the Bird Ballad Laser cut tin of cards and envelopes. 

Retirement Class - Come over and get your stamping fix while we use some of the NEW goodies that I got from the new Annual catalog. We're going to make (8) cards with envelopes, and (1) pizza gift box. 

I'm trying a new thing with this class on a SUNDAY afternoon - I just don't have many Saturdays open...so we'll see how this goes!

Date:  Sunday, June 30th
Time:  2:00 pm
Place:  Toni's house
$$/RSVP:  $25.00, by 6/24 please.

What to bring to class with youScissors, adhesive of your choice plus a refill, bone folder, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals (I would bring both regular and mini size), Liquid Glue.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Butterfly Thanks

I just recently re-acquired an old favorite greeting set - Everyday Expressions.  Sometimes I sell my retired stuff off, and then realize years later that I really should have kept it.  That's the case here - seller's remorse, and glad that I found it for sale!  It's a cute font with some not-so-ordinary greetings.  There is NO happy birthday in it! 

Anyway, I used up some more Wood Textures paper strips that I cut too many of...and a little piece of the Gingham Gala paper.

I also brought out the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch, that we didn't get enough time with during the Occasions sales period.   I'm glad it made it into the Annual catalog.

I punched the greeting out with the Story Label punch, and added some rhinestones.

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: Everyday Expressions, Butterfly Gala
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Gingham Gala & Wood Textures designer series paper
Other:  Butterfly Duet punch, Story Label punch, rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Toni

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Free as a Bird Birthday


I used a little bit of old and new stuff to make this birthday card.  I recently got the Stitched Seasons dies off the clearance rack - even though I don't have the coordinating stamp set, they are still useful.  I also used the recently-retired "Happy Birthday" die, and cut the Happy off. 

The Free as a Bird stamp set is the first thing I got from the new catalog.  I'm not much of a color-er, but I like this set for some reason.  I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento, and colored in with Stampin' Blends markers (alcohol markers).  Punched a few leaves out of Old Olive card stock, and stuck behind.

I stamped just the "HAPPY" from Well Said, and hand-cut it. 

I hope you like it!  And I really hope Kay liked it, since I sent it to her this week!



Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: Free as a Bird, Well Said
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly (Sale-a-Bration 2019), Wood Textures designer series paper, Grapefruit Grove Foil (Sale-a-Bration 2019)
Other:  Big Shot, Happy Birthday die, Stitched Seasons dies, Leaf punch, Blends markers - all shades (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede), Sunshine dies, Stitched Seasons dies, Calypso Coral satin ribbon, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
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Toni

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Butterfly Congrats


I just made this for someone who recently moved.  After I added the bow, it occurred to me that this would be a lovely wedding or shower card as well. 

Today I've been in the mode of using up bits and pieces of designer series paper that were laying all over, and around, my desk....the butterfly print and Wood Textures are no longer available, but you can re-create using whatever you have on hand.  I used three different wood prints, to make it a little more interesting.

Grapefruit Grove Foil was from Sale-a-Bration earlier this year, so I hope you got a pack of that!  Any foil that matches your cardstock and designer papers will work.

Card base is Petal Pink.  Like I said, the foil is retired, but the Sunshine dies (congrats) are STILL AVAILABLE...only through tomorrow though!  BONUS - they're on sale!

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies

I also used some of the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon...which is ALSO on sale, and only available through tomorrow.

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: None!
Ink: None!
Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly (Sale-a-Bration 2019), Wood Textures designer series paper, Grapefruit Grove Foil (Sale-a-Bration 2019)
Other:  Big Shot, Sunshine dies, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon, glue dots.
 
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Toni

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

ConGRADs Brandy W!

This fun pocket card is for a friend's daughter, who is graduating high school an entire year early!  Way to go girl!

I used three different stamp sets, some graduation paper that I had in my stash, and some old green ribbon that is a perfect match for Call Me Clover!

Inside of pocket card -

Use Sticky Strip up the edges of the bottom flap, to make the pocket.

Card base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Score at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2".  I used the 2" flap as the bottom pocket.  You can use the bigger flap for your pocket, if you wish.

Card inside is 3 3/4" x 4 11/16" (that's 1/16" less than 4 3/4").   You may need to trim further, depending on how wide your pocket ends up being.

Once I wrote my message on the inside card, I tied the ribbon around the card to close it.  Add the punched out greeting on top of that, with Stampin' Dimensionals on either side of the ribbon.

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: Hey You, Pocketful of Cheer (Paper Pumpkin, March 2016), Con-grad-ulations (Amuse Studio)
Ink: Black, Call Me Clover
Paper: Call Me Clover, Whisper White, graduation print
Other:  Story Label punch, Rhinestones, 3/8" Green organdy ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots.
 
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Toni

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Friday, May 24, 2019

All My Love with Wood Textures Birthday card


I'm getting down to my last pieces of this paper from the All My Love designer series pack.  I had this odd-sized leftover bit, so I used a strip of the Wood Textures pack to add to it.  The strips didn't meet exactly, so I covered that up with a double piece of Whisper White 5/8" Classic Weave ribbon.  I had to use a double piece, because you could see through it, and I didn't want that. 

I hope you all got some of the Wood Textures designer series stack while you could - because it's now sold out.  I really liked the variety of different wood prints in that pack.  I'll get a lot of use out of it.

I used half of an old doily, and slid it a little bit under the ribbon.  Topped off with Happy Birthday punched out with the Story Label punch (available in new catalog!).

Finished off with some rhinestones.

Supplies you'll need to create these (Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.  Items may be retired.):

Stamps: Sentimental Rose (Paper Pumpkin, May 2019)
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, All My Love designer series paper, Wood Textures designer series stack
Other:  Whisper White 5/8" Classic Weave ribbon, doily, Rhinestones, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots.
 
Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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