Monday, November 20, 2017

Half Full - Birthday

Hello, my stamping friend.
Today I want to share a card we made at my Crafting Happy Hour class at local wine shop. This card uses Half Full stamp set - perfect set for wine lovers!

Of course - when I saw that set in the catalog, it was my #1 to have.
The card is very simple and is great to create in multiples.

Cutting Measurements: 
  • Whisper White Thick: 5 ½ x 8 ½ ” card base; 
  • Whisper White CS: 3 ¼ x 4 ½ ” 
  • Berry Burst CS: 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 ” 
  • Watercolor paper: about 3 x 4  
  1. Create card front from thick Whisper White CS by scoring at 4 ¼ ”. 
  2. Stamp wine bottle, glass and part of the tag with grape on scrap watercolor paper in archival black ink. Using Aqua painter to paint stamped images with old olive ink and berry burst. Just squeeze the lid of the ink pads to transfer the ink to the lid and use it as a pallet. Let the images dry then cut them with the paper snips. Set aside. 
  3. Stamp “Happy Birthday” image in top right side of the whisper with piece. Mount into berry burst mat. Then adhere to the card base with snail. 
  4. Adhere bottle with snail and wine glass and grape with dimensionals. Embellish with pearls. 

Happy Stamping.  
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Team Stamp It Blog Hop

Hello my stamping friend and welcome to Team Stamp It Holiday blog hop.
I love to make Christmas cards, love fancy folds but always short on time. I am sure you can relate.  Good news - fancy folds can be very easy to make and perfect for mass production:
This fold is called Gate Fold. There are many cards designed with this fold and various stamp sets/dies. I decided to make my card very simple, but elegant. I absolutely love new designer paper and wanted to use it on this card:
I used Fresh Fig card stock/ink for this card and gold design of the designer paper and gold foil for the oval.
And Smoky Slate CS and ink/Basic Grey ink and champagne foil with snowflake patter of the DSP.
How Tos:
  • Card Base is 8 x 4 1/4". Score at 1 1/4 and 2 1/5 on both ends of 8" side.
  • Designer Paper - 4 pieces 1 x 4". You can make 9 cards from one sheet of DSP!
  • Center panel - whisper white 2 3/4 x 4"
  • Long piece to hold the gate - 1 x 5 1/2" (same color as you card base). I also added 3/4 x 5 1/2 " whisper white piece to make the band 'stronger'
This is very easy and quick to put together. There is one trick to it. Decorate you card first (stamp, adhere all pieces). Do the same with the long piece and add you sentiment in the center. Then add 2 rows of tear tape to the back of  both sides of the long piece.
Fold one end of the card, and leave another flat. This will make the card measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Now just adhere the band where you would like. It is so easy!

If you like the this fold idea - leave me a comment. You will also have a chance to win a prize:
For more great ideas - continue to hop:

Online Extravaganza starts Monday. Check the list of all items that will be on sale HERE.
Sale starts November 20th  in my online store.
Hostess code: MKH79XB9
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stamparatus - Reserve Yours now

The MOST exciting announcement at On Stage Live was the upcoming release of the Stamparatus! It's a brand new, VERY different, stamp positioning tool that I've had the honor of helping to design over the past few years (as member of leaders 2 leaders team with Stampin UP). You will be able to RESERVE yours on November 16th. Here is an introduction video to help show you how amazing it is!!
Watch Video
Additional resources:
Q&A about Stamparatus
How to reserve Tutorial

Click Here to Reserve your Stamparatus 
Click on the large Stamparatus image once you are there.
Things to know: 
  • You MUST log in or create an online account, to do this. I believe it will prompt you. 
  • You can ONLY RESERVE ONE. 
  • You will NOT be charged until they arrive, which is projected to be around Feb. 1 
  • Once they arrive in the warehouse (again, around Feb1), you will receive an email that it has been put in your online cart. You will then go over and complete your order. You can even add other things to your order to get Sale a Bration items for free and save on shipping! 
  • If you click the link and it says There Are Currently No Products To Reserve," this means they have reached their limit for this round. I expect this to happen quickly. If this happens to you, don't fret! The next window to reserve one will be December5-December 20th.
If you have questions or need help - email, call or text me!