Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Stamp-A-Stack Cards and Mini-Treat Bag

Get READY!  Valentine's for crafters is already upon us!

My husband said, "You're already making Valentine cards?"  My reply, "YES!"  You have to design them, make the cards, then tweak them so they look good... it takes time!  Plus, you need to get them in the mail in time for deliveries.  AND if you're making treat bags for kids' friends, or co-workers, you have to get a move on those to have them ready!  Sheesh!! :)  His answer.... "Oh."  That was it! :)

SO the group I belong to is having a Valentine Stamp-A-Stack this Saturday!  These cards are my offerings to the groups projects.

First, the treat bag.
How cute is that?  It holds 2 of the Ghirardelli chocolates perfectly.  I found a Dark Chocolate Strawberry, and a Milk and White chocolate heart piece.  So perfect for Valentine's treats!

Then a card I CASEd from Pinterest.  I saw it, and it was SO pretty...  I knew our group would love it.
Then my design.  I LOVE these lady stamps so much!
I fussy cut her dress after stamping the image twice.  Once on the card, and once on patterned paper. Cut it closely, and adhere with some Zig pen liquid glue.

I also used a double-stamping technique here.  Stamp first with Blushing Bride ink, clean the stamp, and then stamp again in red BUT offset it a little...to make the pink look like a shadow.
I also added a touch of Wink of Stella to the white polka dots on her dress, and the lips as well.

To color the woman, I used the NEW Stampin' Up! Watercolor pencils!  I AM IN LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
I added just a touch of Calypso coral for her skin and moved the color around with the blender pen.  Then I went a little darker on her hat, and even darker under her brim (in shadow, you know).  Spread the red around with the blender pen, and you get an absolutely wonderful look!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

January's Stamp Club Meeting

Saturday, January 21st was our first Stamp Club Meeting for 2017!

As usual, I like to present 2 cards, but I just had to add a third since Valentine's Day is coming!  You'll see that one later....

This first card is the same card I presented to the club I belong to in October.  It was a request to start out our year with it... and we did.



I LOVE this stamp set, but the die cuts even more!  This star piece I'm sure will be used for so very many things!  I wanted to start out with an uncomlicated design.  I'll eventually add more details to this die cut set... and do my very complicated thing soon enough! :)

AAaaah Valentine's Day!  It's coming soon enough, especially if you have to get cards out in the mail or treats to make for co-workers or kids.
I really love this stamp set, and will use it for many Valentines to come!

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Card for Nephew's Birthday

 I used the exact same stamp set here as in the previous card I made for Mom to present to Nick... 
It's actually a pop-up die - used flat as a card front, and made into a shaker card.

I used lots of gold on this...  LOVE that nephew of mine!  We are very proud of him!

Gold embossing, gold foil paper, and gold glimmer paper.  I used a black base for two reasons... 1.  it's his favorite color, and 2.  it looks great as a backing for the gold!

 Look closely at the white background - I scored it diagonally! 

 Here you can see a closer view of the balloons, and the differences in the types of papers.  I've said it before, the glimmer paper from Stampin' Up! really sparkles!


 Happy Birthday, Nick!  We love you and are very proud of you! 💖



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