Saturday, October 21, 2017

Blog Hop - Thanksgiving

Hello, my stamping friend and welcome to Team Stamp It blog Hop.
I would like to share with you my "Give Thanks" box. Not sure about you, but "Thank You" type of cards are the most used by me. And still - I realize I do not use them as often as I could. Possibly because I do not have appropriate card on hand, and even so I have all good intentions to make few cards same evening and send -  it fails through. So my Thanksgiving resolution is to have cards on hand for month of November and use them! At least 1 per day.
"Thank you" cards not necessary need to be complicated and time consuming. Note cards and envelopes are just perfect for this and cut making time in half.
Here is my "Give Thanks" project:

I used my favorite fall stamps from Holiday catalog and Painted Autumn DSP.

Box is very easy to make. I uses 2 pieces of 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 card stock, scored at1 1/4 along4 1/2 side and 2 and 6" along 6 1/2" side.
I created cards in 4 designs,  you will have 5 of each design from one pack of note cards:

Design 1:

Design 2:

Design 3:

Design 4:

 What design is your favorite? Do you use note cards? How many "Thank You" cards are you committed to give next month? Leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.
Thank You for stopping by. Continue hoping for more great ideas from Team Stamp It.

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Glue Dots

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Coloring with Wink of Stella

Hello, my stamping friend.
I have a card to share with you. We made this card last week at Cont my Blessings class. The class was featuring different coloring techniques. This card was colored using wink of stella - slightly unusual method, by oh so much fun!

  • Old Olive: 5 ½ x 8 ½” card base; 
  • Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 ¼ ” 
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 ¼ ” and piece for die cutting 
  • Early Espresso: piece for die cutting 
  • DSP: pattern with acorns- 3 ¾ x 3; early espresso pattern ½ x 4 
How To's:
  1. Create card front from Old Olive CS by scoring at 4 ¼”.
  2. Take second largest stitched circle framelit and die cut the circle from scrap of very vanilla. Use slightly bigger circle from layering circles framlits to die cut from Early Espresso 
  3. Randomly stamp leafy image on top half of crumb cake card stock with crumb cake ink. Adhere Dsp (acorn pattern) to the bottom of crumb cake, then strip of DSP with early espresso pattern on top of the acorn DSP. Take 5 ½” of old olive ribbon and wrap in the middle of early espresso DSP securing on the back. Adhere to card front. 
  4. Stamp acorn image in the center of stitched circle with black archival ink. Open early espresso, crumb cake and old olive inks after squeezing them a little (you should have little ink transferred to the lid of the ink pad). Using wink of stella – pick up old olive ink from the lit and color the leaves, repeat with early espresso for acorn top and crumb cake for bottom. You may want wipe clean the tip of wink of stella when switching inks. You image will have nice glittery color. Adhere circle to early espresso circle and then add to the card front with dimensionals.
  5. If desired – pick up a little of old olive ink with wink of stella and randomly color leaves stamped in crumb cake from step 3. 
  6. Make a bow from old olive sheer ribbon and add to the right of the circle with glue dot. 
  7. For inside of the card: stamp sentiment in the center of very vanilla piece with early espresso. Stamp acorns in top left and bottom right corners. Color acorns with wink of stella and inks (see step 4) 
This is how card looks inside:
This card will be perfect for Thanksgiving or just because - don't you think?
If you need anything - see supplies below.
Happy Stamping!
Glue Dots

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello Fall

Hello, my stamping friend!
I can feel fall in the air, yay! Even so it is still hot here in Florida, but mornings are much cooler, pumpkin patches are everywhere and stores are full of fall goodies. Here is the fall coffee card for you:

  • Early Espresso (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half 
  • Cajun Craze: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, 2 7/8” x 4 1/8” 
  • Painted Autumn Designer Paper: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla: 2 ¾” x 4”, plus scraps 
  • Wood Textures Designer Paper: 3/4” x 4” 
  • Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine: 34” 
  1. Adhere the Painted Autumn Designer Paper to the Cajun Craze layer. Adhere these layers to the card base. 
  2. Lay the Wood Texture Designer Paper strip on the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Use the pencil to mark the top of the designer paper for placement of the cups. 
  3. Stamp the small cup image three times across the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock, just above the pencil line. Stamp another cup on a piece of Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. Cut out the area surrounding the words. Use this piece as a template and trace it three times on Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. This will create the new bands for the coffee cups. 
  4. Stamp the outline berry image using Early Espresso ink inside one of the traced templates. Stamp the outline leaf image two times using Early Espresso ink inside one of the traced templates. Stamp the outline fern image two times using Early Espresso ink inside the traced template. 
  5. Stamp the solid berry image using Cajun Craze ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Stamp the solid leaf image using Crushed Curry ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Stamp the solid fern image using Early Espresso ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Cut out the traced templates using your scissors. Adhere them, one over each of the cups. 
  6. Stamp the greeting using Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. Using your scissors cut out just the words “Hello Fall”. Create banner tips on each end using your scissors. Adhere the greeting over the coffee cups using Mini Dimensionals. 
  7. Adhere the Wood Textures Designer Paper strip under the cups. Adhere the Very Vanilla layer to the Cajun Craze layer. 
  8. Wrap the baker’s twine around the layers three times, adjusting it so the strands will lie between the bottom of the cups and the Wood Textures Designer Paper. Tie in a single knot to secure. Create a bow. Adhere the layer to the center of the card base using Dimensionals. 
Happy Stamping!