Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Holiday 2018 Must-Haves


Must-Haves from the Holiday 2018 Catalog

1.Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle
149952s This is my TOP pick because it has everything! Beautiful die cuts, greetings to use inside and outside of your card, swirls and curls, and a stamp large enough to cover either the entire front or inside of a card.
2.Peaceful Poinsettia Clear-Mount Bundle
149962s This bundle offers so much! Poinsettias, holly and ivy, great greetings, and specialty die cuts to make your cards and layered projects really special.
3.Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer Bundle
149947s Christmas Tree lights! A definite must-have for Christmas. What is more iconic? This set makes beautiful cards, and would be great accents on scrapbook pages. Christmas present opening pics with the lights tucked behind them?
4.Farmhouse Christmas Photopolymer Bundle
149941s I didn't order this set at first, but after using it, I really LOVE it! I've added the papers and twine to make some really great, classic looking cards.
5.Bring On The Presents Photopolymer Bundle
149926s This set features a great bow! It can be colored with watercolor pencils or the Stampin' Blends. Layer up all the pieces to make treat packaging, tags, or cards.




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Christmas Cards for a Stamp-a-Stack!

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This will be a series of posts simply because once I started making cards from the new catalog, I couldn't stop!

I had a request to offer more cards with layers, and I've been working really hard on doing this (as you'll see in the next few posts).

Both cards I'm showcasing feature the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and die cuts bundle.  This card came together more by trial and improvements than anything.  I had the house, tree, and fence cut from white cardstock.  I watercolored the house (I grew up in a house much like this with a green roof and shutters) and tree. 

After I added the snowy background, the fence didn't work.  I placed the white fence piece on the Crumb Cake stamp pad, and there was a nice contrasting fence!  I didn't ink the edges of the greeting, but that's an option I would definitely take for a copy of this card.  It would show the stitching on the pieces very nicely.

Here's a close-up of the house.  with all its details.  Watercolor, stamped and watercolored wreaths, and red bows.  Everything on the card is popped with dimensionals except the red bows.  They were just too small!  I used some liquid glue and tweezers. 

The only thing missing on the house is the color for the Christmas lights!  I added that later, after I took the picture - along with a bit more of Wink of Stella for some sparkle.


For this card, I got out my alcohol markers, known as Stampin' Blends.  The tree is Shaded Spruce, the car is Cherry Cobbler and Real Red, and Smoky Slate and Light Black blends for the chrome and tires.
Add some plaid paper, a Merry Christmas sentiment with a double bow, and you have a very nice Christmas card.  The red and green rhinestones are also colored with the Stampin' Blends markers.




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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Buffalo Check Shirt Christmas

This is another card I CASEd after I saw it on Pinterest.  Of course, it's not the same.  I added some detail and changed a few things.

 This looks so much like a shirt my Dad would wear. 

I used a black card base for this card, but you could also use Early Espresso.  It would work well with the acorns and buttons.
 Be sure to ink up the Buffalo Check stamp VERY well with the Black Memento Ink.  I stamped two pieces.  One for the background, and one for the pocket. 
I added this piece on the interior of the card just because that print was so hunter-like and woodsy, it seemed to need a bit more than just a white interior.  Details, details!


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Halloween Fun and Treat Packaging

Yes!  I'm still here.  This is the 30th year I've taught school.  It's a pretty good year so far and with grading papers and a million meetings, my craft blogging always takes a hit.

Yes, I'm still creating, and now you get to see a few things I've worked on recently.

 I saw this idea online with the cauldrons, and found pumpkins as I searched for the cauldrons.  This Friday, October 19th I'm working with my dear friend Zandra at her Art Studio to offer this class to those who wish to make some cute treat packaging for kids or grand kids for Halloween!
 These two pictures show the Mini Take-Out box.  It's VERY tiny, but still holds a bunch of Hershey's Kisses!
 Here are 3 ideas for making the 2x2 inch clear boxes.  I placed strips of paper inside and added some fun paper on the outside.



Here you can see three more of the ideas for the pumpkins and cauldrons.  I used cookie sticks and the Stampin' Up! papers and dies to decorate.

If you're in the area, check out my Event on Facebook to attend! 



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