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Monday, October 2, 2017

And Still More

I truly love the Painted Harvest stamp set and making my own designer paper was so much fun. I have to admit that the second time I stamped a full sheet of sunflowers, acorns and leaves, I placed the flowers closer together. I stamped the flowers first and then added the leaves, acorns and dots. But the cards I am sharing are the ones I made as samples before my class, "Eight Cards in a Flash".

I thought it would be fun to have a sunflower peeking out from behind the designed layers. Add a ribbon and a greeting and I have a great Thanksgiving card.





For this card, I used the sunflower as the focal point.




I had a somewhat crumpled half doily laying around, so I scraped some Crushed Curry ink across its surface to use on my card. My original intention was to stamp the words in Tranquil Tide in the bottom right corner, although stamping the words all over was not part of that original plan, hence the blank space. But somehow I picked up one of the dimensional papers on my stamp and ruined the phrase at the top. But, as we stampers often say, every mistake is a creative opportunity. The banner with punched out leaves was my creative solution in this case. I would have placed it lower on the card if I had not had to cover up my blooper.

Products Used:
Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set (13), 144783, $21.00
Basket of Wishes photopolymer stamp set (11), 142200, $17.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144246, $8.00
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 144085, $6.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, 131173, $6.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad, 126966, $6.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $6.50
Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (10 yards), 144136, $7.00

Leaf Punch, 144667, $16.00

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Two More from Eight Cards in a Flash

This post is a continuation of yesterday's as I show more individual cards from my recent class. Now that I've learned this method of cutting my card stock, I just might cut colored card stock coordinating with various designer series paper packs and keep them together so I can throw cards together in a minimum of time.

Here are the directions for cutting the Tranquil Tide card stock:
Cut in half lengthwise, 4-1/4" x 11" each
Rotate and cut one of those pieces in half, 4-1/2" x 5-1/2"; cut those two pieces in half, giving you four pieces measuring 2-1/8" x 5-1/2".
Rotate the other original half sheet and cut at 2-3/4" three times, resulting in four pieces 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".
[I must give credit for these measurements to Connie Stewart of Simply Simple Stamping.]


Products Used:
Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set (13), 144783, $21.00
Basket of Wishes photopolymer stamp set (11), 142200, $17.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144246, $8.00
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 144085, $6.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, 131173, $6.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad, 126966, $6.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $6.50
Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (10 yards), 144136, $7.00
Leaf Punch, 144667, $16.00

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Eight Cards In A Flash

At my recent class, I chose to show how we could make eight cards quickly by using one sheet of colored card stock and one sheet of Whisper White card stock to adorn eight card bases. We made our own designer paper and cut it into eight pieces that nestled nicely into eight pieces of colored card stock, Tranquil Tide in this case.

After stamping all over the Whisper White card stock, we trimmed off 1/2 inch lengthwise. We then cut that paper in two, resulting in two pieces measuring 4" x 11". We then cut each of those halves into four pieces. We did the same thing, but keeping the 1/2 inch, with the Tranquil Tide card stock. The stamped pieces fit perfectly on the colored pieces. Of course, the idea was to keep the rest of the stamping simple, but I always struggle to keep things simple, constantly finding things to add to my cards. But they were still quick and eight cards were put together with minimal waste.

Here is a picture of all eight cards.


I will post the individual cards over the next few days. Here are two to that use only the Painted Harvest stamp set.


Products Used:
Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set (13), 144783, $21.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144246, $8.00
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 144085, $6.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, 131173, $6.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad, 126966, $6.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $6.50
Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (10 yards), 144136, $7.00



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Daisy Delight

I am delighted with the Daisy Delight stamp set and its coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. And I certainly can't forget the Daisy Punch! As much as I love this particular sheet of dsp, I have to admit I struggled with how to use it. When I used the Calypso Coral for the daisy, I found it to be too much for the paper, but the Blushing Bride just wasn't enough. So I combined them! Two daisies stamped in Blushing Bride and one in Calypso Coral, staggered and layered. I even used those two colors for the center of the flower. A strip of ribbon and some leaves finished it off. Yes, the leaves needed to be fussy cut.

Products Used: 
Daisy Delight photopolymer stamp set (16), 143669, $17.00
Delightful Daisy 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 144137, $11.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 144085, $6.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad, 131172, $6.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad, 126983, $6.50
Daisy Punch, 143713, $18.00
Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (10 yards), $7.00

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Painted Harvest Stamp Set for Thanksgiving

I debated purchasing the Painted Harvest stamp set because I have so many flowers and I do have acorns and leaves... But I'm so glad I did. I really enjoy using this set in so many ways. I did some fussy-cutting when making this card, but I really don't mind doing that. I know others dislike it a lot and would rather have dies or punches. Stampin' Up! has a lot of both so you can choose your sets by what you prefer using.

Since this set is designed as a "Two-Step" stamp set, it is very easy to add colors and shading. I raised two of the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals, as you can see. I have also started raising parts of some stamped images. For example, I have glued down the stem ends of the leaves but popped up some of the individual leaves with more dimensionals.


Products Used: 
Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set (13), 144783, $21.00
Crushed Curry 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 131199, $8.00
Chocolate Chip 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 102128, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad, 126944, $6.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, 131173, $6.50
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad, 126979, $6.50
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 144085, $6.50
Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (10 yards), 144136, $7.00
Paper Snips, 103579, $10.00

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christmas Projects

During September and October, stampers (especially hosts) can earn this great Christmas stamp set that is not included in any of our catalogs. Watch the video below and see some great projects made with it. 


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sheltering Tree Times Three

As I wrote last night, our Adult Bible Fellowship emcee decided to retire, but she wasn't the only one to retire. Our long-time teacher and class coordinator also decided to retire this year. That meant another large card to be passed around and signed by class members.

So for Henry I needed something more masculine, although my father would have appreciated flowers and so would my brother but my husband doesn't think they are appropriate. Anyway, I chose to use the Sheltering Tree stamp set and some leftover designer paper from the English Garden pack. Actually, I liked that paper so much that I have another unopened pack just waiting to be used. Because of the colors used in that paper, I chose Mossy Meadow and Old Olive for the greens. Soft Suede was perfect for the tree trunks. Because of the size of the card, I stamped three trees and then added a sun with my sponge dauber and some Crushed Curry ink. That wasn't in my original plan, but the upper corner needed something else and the sun is the perfect solution.

(Note: I really should have used the Whisper White Thick card stock for the card base)

Products Used:
Sheltering Tree photopolymer stamp set (14), 137163, $25.00
Basket of Wishes photopolymer stamp set (11), 142200, $17.00
English Garden 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, discontinued
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 115318, $8.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $6.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad, 126953, $6.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, 131173, $6.50
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad, discontinued In Color
Sponge Daubers (5), 133773, $5.00