Saturday, September 18, 2021

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tags

Hi!  Welcome to my blog!  I'm so excited to be part of the Casually Crafting Design Team.  We are an international group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on casual crafting.  We will share what we love with you monthly.  Be sure to check out the rests of the design team's projects using the links at the bottom of this post.


This month the challenge for our Blog Hop was this Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  After a few moments going over this tic tac toe board every which way, I decided to create a few Christmas tags!  (I chose the top left to bottom right diagonal line.)  I think tags should be pretty, and easy, so these were pretty easy!  It really didn't take me long to make to them, and they didn't require too many supplies. 


Looking for a SUPER easy tag to make?  I recommend the tag on the bottom right.  One quick stamp, two punches, and you're ready to go.  
The tag on the top and the one on the left measure 2"x3", the one on the right measures 2" x 3-1/4"

I placed a light pencil mark in the center of the tags where I wanted to punch.  Then, I turned the punch upside down to make sure it was in the right place before punching.


Here's a picture of what the tags look like on the back. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs in the Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop.  

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Stampin' Up! Penguin Place - Card from the Catalog

 

It's Friday!  That means it's time for another Card From the Catalog!  The Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is so adorable, I couldn't resist sharing one last card from the Sale-a-bration brochure (p. 5) featuring it!  We have less than two weeks of SAB remaining, so if you love this DSP as much as I do, don't miss your chance to snatch it up FREE!

MEASUREMENTS
Fresh Freesia Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper ~ 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" and bear, fox and penguin fussy cut
Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" (inside), and a small scrap
Misty Moonlight Cardstock ~ scraps (2)

  • Adhere the DSP strip to the front of your card, approximately 1/4" inch from the bottom.
  • Stamp the snow in Fresh Freesia around where the animals will be.  
  • Stamp the bow on the Penguin using Fresh Freesia ink
  • Adhere the animals to the front of the card as shown.  The Bear and Penguin were attached with Liquid Glue, the Fox with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Use Just Jade ink to stamp the hat on a scrap of Basic White CS.  Fussy cut around the hat, then glue it over the bear's ear.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versamark, cover with White Embossing Powder, tap off the excess, then set with the heat tool
  • Use the Messages Die to cut out the sentiment.  Then, cut out a 2nd (blank) banner with it. 
  • Glue the blank banner to the card, as shown.  Then, cut the banner edges off of the sentiment banner.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the sentiment on the 1st banner. 
  • Attach the sequins to the front of the card. 

Stamp a few snowflakes down the edge of the 4" piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Then, adhere that piece to the inside of the card.


I love finding inspiration in Stampin' Up!'s catalogs and hope you do too!  Let me know if there is a certain card you would like to learn to make, and I will do my best to show you how. 

Happy Stamping! 

Click on the picture below to watch my YouTube Video showing you how to make this card.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Card

 

Stampin' Up!'s Peaceful Deer Stamps and Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper were made for each other!  The prints on the DSP coordinate so nicely with all of the images and sentiments in the stamp set.  When using the DSP, not much stamping is required.  Don't miss your chance to get this beautiful, peaceful Designer Series Paper FREE during Sale-a-bration.  Only 2 weeks of SAB remain!

 

The layout for this card was inspired by this perfect sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  They have so many great sketches on their blog to get the creative juices flowing.  You should check them out and join the fun! 


MEASUREMENTS
Real Red Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Shimmery White Cardstock ~ 1" x 3-1/4"
Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" (inside)

  • Use Real Red ink to stamp the sentiment near the left edge of the Shimmery CS.  
  • Stamp the deer with Early Espresso Ink.
  • Use a Blender Pen with Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand ink pads to color the deer. 
  • Punch the right side of the Shimmery CS with Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
  • Use Glue Dots to attach a 2" piece of ribbon to the right side of the DSP, wrapping one side around the back of the DSP.
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the DSP to the front of the Card Base.
  • Attach the Shimmery CS strip on the DSP, over the ribbon, with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tie a small bow in the ribbon.  Then, attach it to the edge of the Shimmery CS with a Glue Dot, as shown. 
  • Place a few Wonderful Gems around the card front. 


Use Early Espresso ink to stamp a deer on the Basic White CS, as shown.  Then, stamp the sentiment with Real Red ink.  Adhere this to the inside of your card. 


I hope you enjoyed this card!  

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias

 

I am loving the color combination on this card.  Unfortunately, I was having issues with my camera and didn't get pictures that really show how pretty this card is in person.  Two of the stamp sets used to create this card, Textures & Frames and Delicate Dahlias, are only available FREE (with qualifying purchase) during Sale-a-bration, which ends in two weeks!  


MEASUREMENTS
Magenta Madness Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" (*2)
Magenta Madness ~ 1" x 2-1/2"

  • Stamp the large flower outline with Gorgeous Grape ink on the corner of the Basic White CS.
  • Use Highland Heather ink to stamp the inside of the flower.  
  • Cover the flower with a Post It, or scrap of paper.  Then, use a Water Painter and Magenta Madness ink to splatter a touch of ink across the Basic White CS.  
  • Use the ink splatter stamp from Textures & Frames to add a few more ink splats, stamping off once before stamping. 
  • Use Tear & Tape to attach a 2-3/4" piece of ribbon to the white layer, as shown.
  • Attach the Basic White CS to the front of your card base.  
  • On the strip of Magenta Madness CS, stamp your sentiment with Versamark.  Cover the stamped image with Embossing Powder, tap of the excess, the set with the Heat Tool.  Keep to the right of the CS when stamping, so you will have plenty of room to punch the other end. 
  • Use Banners Pick a Punch to punch the left side of the sentiment strip. 
  • Attach the sentiment strip over the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamp off once before stamping the ink splat stamp in the corner of the Basic White CS for the inside of the card.  Once you have added all you want, adhere this piece to the inside of the card. 


I hope you enjoyed this card!  

Please contact me if you have any questions.  
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder - SEVEN Cards + 1 Layout

 

Yesterday I realized that even though Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of my favorite DSP sets from the new Mini Catalog, I haven't been using it much.  I decided to remedy that issue in one afternoon by using every pattern in the Whimsy & Wonder SDSP to make a card.  In fact, I even used both sides of each piece.  I ended up with SEVEN fantastic cards, and I did use some of the patterns multiple times.  


I chose to use the same basic layout for each card.  Most of them were vertical cards, but a couple I decided to make horizontal.  Either way you go, here are the measurements - 

Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Basic White CS ~ 4" x 5-1/4", scraps for sentiments
Designer Series Paper ~ 1/2" x 5-1/4" and 3-1/5" x 5-1/4"

  • Glue the DSP to the 4" piece of Basic White CS, aligning the edges.  
  • Wrap the twine around twice, covering the seem where the DSP meets.  Then, tie a bow. 
  • Attach the DSP layer to the Card Front with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of Basic White CS.  Punch it out, then attach to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

For this­čᣠcard I used a Dark Misty Moonlight Blend to color white twine before attaching it to the card. 


This­čᣠWhite Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was colored with a Dark Mint Macaron Blend to make it match the DSP.


This­čᣠsentiment was just cut out with Paper Snips, instead of using a punch. 


I hope you are inspired to pull out your DSP and create some quick cards!
Please contact me if you have any questions.  
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Monday, September 13, 2021

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card - Blog Hop

 

   Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop!  We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration.  We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set.  We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.


This is my favorite Monday of the month on my blog since it's the Monday that I share my Customer Thank You Card of the month for Kylie's & Bruno's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  Monday's are also the day I typically share a masculine card, so my Thank You Cards are either something that can be given to anyone, or I create one more masculine and one more feminine.  I think this one is beautiful and great for anybody.  

MEASUREMENTS
Very Vanilla Thick Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Soft Succulent Cardstock ~ 3-1/2" x 5", 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" (*4)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (thick, or not) ~ 4-1/4" x 1"

  • Use So Saffron ink to stamp the large 'splatter' stamp all over the front of the card base.
  • Use Bumblebee ink to stamp the smaller 'splatter' stamp randomly on the front of the card base. 
  • Cut out four Soft Succulent leaves using the largest leaf from Intricate Leaves Dies.  It helps to put Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting.  
  • Cut out a frame using two of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  (The finished frame measures approx. 3-3/8" x 4-3/4"outside and 4" x 2-5/8" inside
  • Glue the frame centered on the front of the card
  • Using a Sponge Dauber, dab a light layer of Pumpkin Pie ink around the edges of one of the leaves.
  • Attach the leaves together, making sure to keep the one with added color on the top of the stack.  If you didn't use Adhesive Sheets when die cutting, use a small amount of Liquid Glue 
  • Once the four leaves are attached to each other, attach them to the center of the card. 
  • Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla CS with Pumpkin Pie ink.  Fussy cut, then attach it to the front of the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, as shown. 

For the inside of the card, use So Saffron to stamp the large 'splatter' in the bottom right corner.
Use one of the smaller dies to cut out a leaf (your choice), then add a touch Pumpkin Pie ink.
Attach the leaf to the inside of the card, over the splatter. 


Happy Stamping! 

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

 

This Christmas card combines the beautiful Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper with Perfect Plaid stamps.  This 'Merry Christmas' stamp is one of my favorites.  It is a great size and gorgeous font!  

Today's card was inspired by Sketch #677 from Sketch Saturday.  This is the first day of the challenge, so you have a week to play with this one, if you would like to join the fun! 


MEASUREMENTS
Polished Pink Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Polished Pink Layer ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper ~ 1/2" x 5-1/4", 1" x 2-1/2" (*4)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock ~ 3" x 2"
Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" (inside)

  • Use your favorite adhesive to adhere the long strip of DSP to the Polished Pink layer, approximately 3/4" from the bottom. Then, adhere the 4 shorter strips of DSP, as shown. 
  • Attach the Polished Pink layer to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow, then use 1/2 a Glue Dot to attach it to the front of the card. 
  • Stamp 'Merry Christmas' with Versamark on the Misty Moonlight CS - Cover it with Silver Embossing Powder - Tap off the excess - Then set with the Heat Tool
  • Use the Double Oval Punch to punch around 'Merry Christmas'.  Then, attach it to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, on the Basic White CS, add a light layer of Misty Moonlight ink with a Blending Brush.  Then, stamp the sentiment over it, also with Misty Moonlight ink.  Adhere it to the inside of your card. 


I hope you enjoyed this card!  

Please contact me if you have any questions.  
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Friday, September 10, 2021

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer - Card from the Catalog

 

This card was inspired by the box on p. 2 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  It's usually pretty simple to go from a box or tag design to a card.  Sometimes you can take a card design and make a box or tag, too!  Stampin' Up! does sell a Deer Builder Punch to Coordinate with the Peaceful Deer stamps, but I did not use it on this card.  Instead, I fussy cut around one of the deer from the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, which is a Sale-a-bration item.  

MEASUREMENTS
Real Red Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 5-1/4", 7/8" x 2-5/16", deer
Crumb Cake Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" 4-1/2" 
Old Olive Cardstock ~ scrap

  • Use the Stockings Dies to cut the 'tag' out of Crumb Cake CS
  • Stamp the trees, using Sahara Sand ink, across the 'tag', about an inch from the bottom
  • Glue the strip of Peaceful Prints DSP across the 'tag', approximately 1/4" from the bottom
  • Adhere the 'tag' to 4" piece of Peaceful Prints DSP with your favorite adhesive. 
  • Place a Glue Dot on each end of a 4-3/4" piece of ribbon.  Wrap it around the DSP and attach the ends behind it. 
  • Tie a bow around the ribbon with another piece of ribbon.  Secure the bow to the 'tag' with another Glue Dot
  • Attach the DSP to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamp 'Merry Christmas' with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the scrap of Old Olive CS.  Then, cut around it with Paper Snips, or other sharp scissors
  • Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the Deer to the front of your card. 
  • Place two Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind 'Merry' and a bit of liquid glue behind Christmas.  Then, place 'Merry Christmas' on the front of your card, as shown. 
  • Optional: add a 4" x 5-/14" piece of Basic White Cardstock to the inside of your card

I love finding inspiration in Stampin' Up!'s catalogs and hope you do too!  Let me know if there is a certain card you would like to learn to make, and I will do my best to show you how. 

Happy Stamping! 

Click on the picture below to watch my YouTube Video showing you how to make this card.

Happy stamping!


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Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tags

Hi!  Welcome to my blog!  I'm so excited to be part of the Casually Crafting Design Team.  We are an international group of Independent ...