Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Treat Wrapper

I love this new Candy Wrapper Die for the big shot! Isn't it cool? I made this one out of pumpkin pie card stock, then tied black taffeta ribbon on the sides. The bat I stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder on black card stock and punched out with the Large Oval punch. He's from the set From the Crypt. If you like the project, make sure to sign up for my Halloween treats class on October 7th!

stamps: From the Crypt
paper:pumpkin pie, black
other: Candy Wrapper Die, Black Taffeta Ribbon, embossing powder, embossing heat gun

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fright Night-- take two!

Here's another card using the Fright Night stamp. I covered the base of the card using the Bring on the Bats jumbo roller and concord crush. I used the Spider Web Embossing Folder on soft suede card stock to create the embossed web image. Then I wrapped it with the 1/2" lace trim. This lace trim is super cool! Check out the close up to see it better:

stamps:Fright Night, Bring on the Bats
ink: concord crush, basic black
paper: concord crush, basic black, whisper white, soft suede
other: 1/2" Lace Trim, Spider web embossing folder

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fright Night!

I just love Halloween and Stampin' Up! has the coolest spooky and fun stuff for Halloween. I can't wait to show you all the cool stuff I'm making!

Here's the first one -- the Fright Night stamp is a single stamp in the back of the mini catalog. When I saw it, I knew I had to have it. I stamped it by coloring it with black and concord crush markers. Then I framed it with some crumb cake card stock. The concord crush background was created using the Bring on the Bats jumbo roller inked in concord crush ink. The spider web was created by putting the black card stock through the Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder and then sponging over the web parts with some frost white shimmer paint! Doesn't it look cool? Here's a close-up:

stamps:Bring on the bats roller, Fright night
ink: black, concord crush
paper:basic black, concord crush, whisper white, crumb cake
other: Spider Web embossing folder, frost white shimmer paint, Concord Crush poly-stitched ribbon

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Best Wishes this Fall

Here is a quick and simple fall card to make for anyone. I started with cajun craze card stock. Then I stamped the leaves and acorns from the Day of Gratitude stamp set in cajun craze, riding hood red, more mustard and early espresso on a strip the same width as the card. I finished it off with a piece of 3/8" early espresso taffeta ribbon. The border is created with the decorative scallop border punch.

For the sentiment I used "best wishes" from the Sincere Salutations stamp set. I punched it out with the Large oval punch and layered with with a piece of early espresso punched from with the designer label punch.

stamps: Day of Gratitude, Sincere Salutations
ink:cajun craze, more mustard, early espresso, riding hood red
paper: very vanilla, cajun craze, more mustard, early espresso
other: Large Oval punch, Designer label punch, decorative scallop border punch

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rustic Leaf card

For this card I used the Stamp set French Foliage. This set is so pretty and rustic looking. I stamped the leaves by coloring them with the more mustard marker and then coloring the edges with the cajun craze marker. The sentiment is from the set Day of Gratitude and is stamped on Crumb Cake paper and punched out with the new XL decorative label punch. I added a little piece of olive striped ribbon as an accent.To make things look more aged, I sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink.

stamps:French Foliage, day of gratitude
ink: more mustard, Cajun Craze, chocolate chip
paper: more mustard, old olive, chocolate chip, crumb cake
other: XL decorative Label, Striped Grosgrain ribbon

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thank you!

Here is a card using the gorgeous big medallion stamp from the Day of Gratitude stamp set. This is my favorite stamp in the set... I love how intricate it is! It took a little while to color in the stamp with markers but it looks very cool when stamped! I framed with with some chocolate chip card stock and then wrapped it with old olive ribbon. The thank you was punched out using the new XL decorative label punch. I love this new punch...the shape is really pretty!

stamps:Day of Gratitude
ink: old olive, more mustard, cajun craze
paper: whisper white, more mustard, cajun craze, chocolate chip
other: old olive grosgrain ribbon, XL decorative label punch

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pirate Owls!

For my brothers birthday I thought it would be fun to make him some pirate owls! These were easy to make, I just modified the owls punched out with the Owl Punch. I added an eyepatch and peg leg to one and gave the other one a pirate hat and hook. Here's a close-up:

Aren't they funny? The circles behind them are from the Apple Blossoms Hostess Set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Afterthoughts Hostess set and punched out with the new XL decorative label punch.

stamps: Apple Blossoms, Afterthoughts
ink: soft suede, real red
paper: real red, whisper white, crumb cake, soft suede
other: XL 2 Step Owl Punch, XL decorative Label Punch, dimensionals

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another Fall Thank you

I just love fall colors and leaves! They make the prettiest colors! For this card I started with a piece of Soft suede cut the long way (so it's 4 1/4 by 8 1/2). The I put it through the big shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to create that beautiful background. The main image is a leaf from the set Autumn Splendor.

To make it look like it's two toned I used the Rock-and-Roll technique. Making sure to ALWAYS use the lighter color first, ink your stamp (in this case into the pumpkin pie), then take the inked stamp and lightly roll the edges on the darker ink pad (in this case early espresso). This is a fun technique but remember to use the lighter color first or you might ruin your ink pads!

To see another card using this set that I made last fall, click here.

The pretty script background on this leaf is from the set French Foliage and I stamped it in crumb cake ink. Then I finished it off with a thanks from the set Thank You Kindly.

stamps: Autumn Splendor, French Foliage, Thank you Kindly
ink: Soft Suede, early espresso, pumpkin pie, crumb cake
paper: soft suede, early espresso, very vanilla, pumpkin pie
other: pumpkin pie grograin

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sweet Fall Owl...

If you haven't purchased the owl punch yet, consider attending my class in October. It includes and owl punch in the class fee and you will get to make some punch art with it (not just owls!). Contact me for details!

This little owl makes every card so cute! This card is very simple to make but looks adorable! I paired the owl with some pretty branches from the set Autumn Days. I stamped the branches in Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede (note: to create the lighter tone, just stamp once on a piece of scrap paper before I stamping on your real image). Then I left room for the sentiment "Just a little note" from the hostess set Apple Blossoms.

Hope you have a great weekend!

stamps: Autumn Days, Apple Blossoms
paper: pumpkin pie, more mustard, old olive, whisper white, soft suede
ink:pumpkin pie, soft suede, old olive
other: Owl punch, 1 1/4" striped Grosgrain ribbon, dimensional

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Thank-you

When I first looked through the Holiday Mini Catalog, this set, Day of Gratitude, was immediately one of my favorite sets. I just love the way it looks! To make this simple thank you card, I stamped the main images right onto Crumb Cake cardstock using rich razzleberry, early espresso and very vanilla ink-- Just be careful with the vanilla, since it is a craft ink it takes a little longer to dry so don't smudge it!!

The rich razzleberry ribbon through the center is made using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. This punch was introduced when the new catalog came out in July. It is definitely a great addition to any punch collection and makes a beautiful border that looks like ribbon!

To finish off this card, just a piece of early espresso card stock and a sentiment punched out with the wide oval punch. I used a thank you from the sincere salutations set.

stamps: Day of Gratitude, Sincere Salutations
ink: rich razzleberry, very vanilla, early espresso
paper: rich razzleberry, very vanilla, early espresso, crumb cake
other: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, wide oval punch

Monday, September 6, 2010

French Foliage

This card uses new stamp sets from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The leaves are from the set French Foliage. This set is really beautiful and makes a quick and easy card! To make this card I randomly stamped some different leaves around the edges of the white card stock using old olive, more mustard and cajun craze ink, leaving room for the sentiment. The saying is from the set Day of Gratitude, another Holiday mini set and is stamped with early espresso ink.

To make the bow I used the "fork" bow technique. If you haven't tried this, it's a super easy and fun way  to make really cute bows! I am horrible at making bows but now that I learned how to do them this way, I will probably do them more often! To see how it's done, attend a class or book a workshop with me!

Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

stamps: Day of Gratitude, French Foliage
ink:more mustard, cajun craze, old olive, early espresso
paper:whisper white, cajun craze, early espresso, 
other: 3/8" olive taffeta ribbon


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