Hi stamping friends 🙂 I am a huge fan of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but I have to admit it’s a relief to have it all over and successful and be back in my stamp room! There’s a turkey dinner in the oven, Jeff is watching the Patriots’ game and I am coloring until my heart’s content…life is good 🙂
For today’s card I am using a Flourishes set called Winter Berries. This set is in my Christmas collection of stamps, but I am so over Christmas cards now, I decided to turn it into a “friendship” wreath card and turn the winter berries into blueberries.
Flourishes is going to be re-opening and I couldn’t be happier! They’re having a facebook challenge today for a chance to win their new release. Oh yeah, I’m playing along for that chance!
I colored my wreath with the following Copics: YG93, YG95, YG97, B93, B95, B99, outlined in a little Y21.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to do what makes you happiest today!
Start with a piece of Candy Red Shimmering Cardstock measuring 3-3/4″ x 8-3/4″. Score it on the first line on the BOX LID side of the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion:
Cut small slits on the score lines as shown and assemble box bottom using very strong double sided tape
Next create the outer portion of the box using another piece of Candy Red Shimmering Cardstock, measuring 7-7/8″ x 8-1/8″, score on line 4 & 5 (on the BOXBASE side), then flip the cardstock and score on lines 4&5 on the other side of the cardstock, still using the BOX side of the tool as shown:
Wrap the outer portion of the box over the box and adhere with red liner tape.
Using a piece of black cardstock measuring 1-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, score on lines 4&5 on the BOXBASE side of the tool, flip and score on lines 4&5 again. It is the same exact scoring as you just did with the red cardstock.
Wrap around the outer box and adhere with red liner tape.
Here’s what the back of the box will look like:
Next using a strip of White Pearl Shimmering Cardstock 2″ wide, punch a 1-3/8″ square. I find using a strip is much easier than cutting the square the size you want and trying to center the punch perfectly! Once the square is punched out, simply cut the sides so that the outer square measures 2″. This square can be covered in liquid glue and glitter if desired, then adhered to the black strip.For the chocolates, print the words “happy holidays” and three symbols of your choice onto Avery 5160 address labels or equivalent as shown, and wrap each chocolate in a letter or symbol:
You can use different combinations of words to customize your project.
For the tag, simply print the sentiment of your choice onto white cardstock and cut out or use a die, then tie to the belt buckle with silver cord.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s project!
Hi stamping friends 🙂 For today’s project I have made favors for Thanksgiving. Each mini pillow box is filled with two Andes mints and two Dove peppermint bark chocolates. I thought you’d like know that so you can get an idea of just how small they are.
For my fall themed card I used a long time favorite called Lovely as a Tree from Stampin’ Up!. I paired it with some DSP called Harvest Plaid by Echo Park Paper. I colored my leaves with Copics and fussy cut them to mount on Very Vanilla card stock. I added a little linen thread around my sentiment for a more rustic look.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m sure you’ll love the rest of the hop!
Hey stamping friends! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over on the Your Next Stamp blog. I love the fun & fresh designs from Your Next Stamp, so today I’m using their set called Sweet & Cool. I think this card will be perfect for the next summer birthday we celebrate!
I found some DSP I bought last summer from the Hello Again collection from Carta Bella. It has a neat textured effect and I thought the dots and color variation would be perfect for my popsicles. I colored my popsicles with the following Copics: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17, YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02. The enamel dots are from the Simon Says Stamp store.
I’m contemplating a big move…bringing my stamp room back up to the extra room upstairs. There is a lot of planning to be done before I can act on it, but getting the okay from my hubby was the biggest obstacle. He spent countless hours creating my basement stamp room, but one: I’m not a huge fan of being in the basement by myself, and two: there are daddy long legs down here in the summer! Time to go through the stash I’ve accumulated over the last 10 years of stamping and see if I can slim it down a bit! If anyone has got any tips for me or has seen cool stamp rooms I should check out online, please let me know! I’ll be looking for all the best ideas to create a space I’ll love.
Hey stampers 🙂 Today I'm playing along with three challenges with one St. Patrick's Day card. I don't know that I've ever made a St. Patrick's Day card, but I spotted this stamp that I've had for years in my stash and wondered why I haven't used it before. Catchy greeting for sure!
I was excited to give this one a try, because I got some fun new stamps from Your Next Stamp that I thought would work perfectly with this sketch. The set is called Silly Monsters. I also had the perfect DSP from Doodlebug Designs called Hip Hip Hooray, with monsters all over it. Ok, first of all, *woah* this card turned out way brighter than I planned lol! But hey, monsters aren't dull are they?!? I do have a certain little soon-to-be five year old nephew in mind for this card though :
I colored in my monster with Copics, of course. Here are the colors I used:
For today's card I'm playing along with the new challenge on the Fusion Card Challenge blog. This challenge has a cool twist, play with the sketch, the inspiration, or both! I started out trying to "fuse" both the sketch and inspiration together, but once I got started I had to stick to the sketch only. I spotted this cute little set I've had for years(??) and hadn't really used, and I knew I would build my card around it.
I have some very exciting news to share with you today! Lesley Croghan is starting a new challenge blog called The Card Concept, and she has invited me to be on the design team! The Card Concept will be a bi-weekly challenge blog, exploring different styles of card making. I will be one of the clean & layered designers. What is clean & layered you ask?
lots of layers
clean and fresh looking
some coloured images at times
This is the perfect spot for me 🙂 I love clean looking cards, but have never been able to stop at one or two layers!!
Here is an example of my clean and layered card style:
I am so thrilled to be part of this amazing team. Wait until you see the talent Lesley has gathered, and the spectrum of styles being represented! I hope you'll join us in our challenges, and explore your creative style!