Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August Paper Pumpkin

Hello, my stamping friend.
August Paper Pumpkin is here and it is adorable:

The cards in this kit can be used for any occasions based on the sentiment you choose. It also includes beautiful gist box and tag for the cards - what will make great gift! Refills are available for purchase - just $8.

Here is a video from Stampin Up.
I have a very special offer for you - if you never tried Paper Pumpkin, you can get 50% off of your September kit.
Click Here to subscribe, and enter promo code HALFOFF0917.
This offer will expire September 10th. So do not wait.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 28, 2017

CASE Monday - Painting with Coffee

Hello, my stamping friend.
For this Case Monday I selected Coffee Cafe bundle. I came across the card about 2 weeks ago and really liked how coffee cup was watercolored. As I am not very skilled in this technique, I watched a video and lady was  coloring with real coffee! How cool is that. I decided to give it a try and here is a result:
 Actually - I was preparing for about a week to make those cards as I needed to build my coffee pallet first. I was collecting last few drops from the cup of a strong coffee in a small container and let it dry out. Next day I would add few drops again. Soon I had a good amount of dry coffee paint and was ready to create:
First I stamped cup on 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece of watercolor paper in crumb cake and the top in early espresso. Then using aqua painter started to color. It was so much fun and smelled so good!
Another variation of the same card.
The card layout is very simple and great for creating multiples.
  • Crumb Cake CS 4 1/4 x 11 for card base and piece to stamp coffee beans
  • Watercolor paper: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Early Espresso: 3 x 4
  • Designer Paper:  1 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Whisper White - scrap for sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz - scarp for die cutting 
What do you think? Give painting with coffee a try!

Happy Stamping!

Big Shot

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Cool drinks

Hello my stamping friend.
I want to share with you fun card I created for the Happy Hour Class. Coffee Cafe stamp set is such a fun set - and allows you to create different "coffee' type drinks.
Few tips for making this card:
  • Stamp the tall cup 3 times, but do not include the bottom of the cup, otherwise it will be very hard to mask it when sponging.
  • Stamp 'frost' and lid next
  • Use sticky note for masking when stamping a straw
  • Use 3 sticky notes to mask 3 sides of the cup and use sponge to sponge the inside.
  • You can add wink of stella to the 'frost'
What color of the drink will you create?  Do you know you can layer colors inside the cup so your drink will have layers? Yam!
Give it a try,

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Carols of Christmas

Hello, my stamping friend!
Carols of Christmas bundle is available for ordering as of today. This set is from upcoming Holiday catalog. I just love the bold greetings in the stamp set and the intricate details dies. Check the video from Stampin Up! showcasing this bundle with few ideas:
Here is a relatively  simple - but absolutely gorgeous  card featuring this bundle:

  • Smokey Slate card stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half 
  • Night of Navy card stock: 3 3/4” x 5” 
  • Very Vanilla: 3”x3” 
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: 3” x 2 1/2” 
  • Silver Natural Trim Ribbon: 16” 
How Tos:
  1. Using the tree framelits from the Carols of Christmas bundle and the BigShot, cut out the single tree and the double tree. 
  2. Using Night of Navy ink, stamp “Peace on Earth” from Carols of Christmas. Cut out using the Layering Circle framelits 
  3. Wrap the Silver Natural Trim Ribbon around the Night of Navy card stock and tie. 
  4. Adhere “Peace on Earth” circle to the Night of navy card stock.
  5. Using dimensionals, adhere trees to bottom of Night of Navy card stock. 
  6. Adhere three Metallic Enamel stars to Night of Navy card stock. 
  7. Adhere Night of Navy card stock to Smoky Slate card base. 
If you want to head start on your Christmas cards - this set will be perfect.  
Happy Stamping!
Big Shot