Friday, September 15, 2017

Christmas Friday - Card Kit Review

Hello, my stamping friend.
I am introducing new series - Christmas Friday. Even so it is only September, we all know how time flies and it is better to start get ready now.
The easiest option for mass production of Christmas cards this year is the project kit from the Holiday catalog. Those cards are truly easy to make, and you will only need one stamp set and ink.
I created a card using this stamp set. Here is what I came up with:

Measurements:
  • Real Red: 8 1/2 x 5 1/5 scored at 4 1/4, piece to dies cut circle
  • Old Olive: 4 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White: 4 x 2 1/4, piece to cut the stitched circle
  • DSP: 4 x 2
Tips:
  • Randomly stamp a tree with Old Olive ink on Old Olive piece, color with Wind of Stella
  • I added washi tape in a center of dsp glued on top of whisper white
  • I die cut than stamp, was much faster
  • add 3 rhinestones for dots of each 'i' 
Those cards truly come together very fast:
My suggestion - get the kit and stamp as a backup.
Happy Stamping!  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Painted Harvest - Card #2

Hello, my stamping friend.
Today I want to share a card I made for an organized swap. As Painted Harvest was my #1 stamp set from Holiday catalog, I decided to use it. this is what I came up with.
It is actually double CASE. I cased the layout from the card  we made at Happy Hour class last month, what was the CASE from other demo:
I used crushed curry and pumpkin pie inks for the flower, and fussy cut them.
Happy Stamping! 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Treat Idea

Hello my stamping friend.
Quick post today with some ideas for Halloween.
There is no stamping on this project. The cat is punched from designer paper. I love how now some framlits/punches coordinate with not only stamps but DSP as well.
Measurements: 
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock: 8-1/2” x 2-3/4” 
  • DSP: 2” x 7” plus scrap for cat 
  • Trim: 12” 
How Tos:
  • Score Pumpkin Pie cardstock at 5/8”, 4-3/8”, and 4-7/8” and fold into matchbook shape. Staple flap close to folded edge. 
  • Wrap trim around flap and tie in a knot. 
  • Insert Ghirardelli candy and gift card (optional) inside. 
  • Wrap with strip of Designer Paper and adhere shut just loose enough so that it can be removed by recipient. 
  • Punch one black cat from DSP and attach with dimensionals. 
  • Repeat as needed for your “Trick or Treat” needs. 
You know what is cool - you can make 4 of those treats from one sheet of cardstock!
Give it a try. If you do not like cat - you can add any other embellishment to the front.
Happy Stamping!
 
Cat Punch
[144666]
$18.00

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Painted Harvest In Review

Hello, my stamping friend.
When Holiday Catalog gets announced - I always look first for fall stamps and products. I wonder why. Maybe because I really like fall even so I did not experience it for some time here in Florida. Or maybe because I am not ready to give up those carefree summer days quite yet. For whatever reason - I skip to the part of the catalog where fall products are. And this year catalog did not disappoint. Pained Harvest product Suite is amazing and very versatile.
So today I want to share with you one of the first cards I made. I created this for a swaps. But as I was still enjoin summer - I decided to use the stamp set not for fall cards.
 This card has nothing to do with a fall, don't you agree? I used Powdered Pink/Berry Burst color combo for flower with Crumb Cake in the center. The layout is a CASE from my own cards, check the details HERE.
I made 25 of them.
Wink of Stella in the center of a flower makes the card even prettier. I finished the card with the new twine for more natural feel.

Now think about other color combos you can make. What will you create? If you do not have this stamp set yet - buy it now.
Happy Stamping!
Jute Twine
[144625]
$5.50