Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 2016 Technique Class - Camouflage Direct to Paper

We had a fantastic turnout for this great technique, I found out about this technique from my upline, Kelly Acheson; brilliant!!  I am always looking for that technique that is easy, can be reproduced by my stamping ladies at home and is wow!!  Well this technique fit all of these I am happy to say.

What is Camouflage Direct to Paper you ask?  It is a matter of combining direct to paper and add a little bit of camouflage to it!  Every year I like to have a masculine class and this was just great!! BUT you could also add some pink ink and make it a card for the lady hunter that you know.

Taking Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock for your Direct to Paper technique and add two, three or more colors to create the camouflage results.  If you would like to watch Kelly's video, I have listed the link below.

Kelly's Stamp Above Direct to Paper Camouflage Technique

Card #1 - Card for You
Isn't this card stunning?!!  To make this camouflage background, select the following inks:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  I took the lightest color (Crumb Cake) and swiped it across the bare Whisper White cardstock, it doesn't have to be solid ink or anything. Next crumple the cardstock and then open it up, swipe the next lightest color (Old Olive) and crumple it up again.  Continue this with all of the colors.  Take your bone folder and smooth the card stock out and finish your card.
Stamp Set:  The Wilderness Awaits
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso for the Sentiment
Paper:  Early Espresso Base & 3 1/2 x 4 Oval, Very Vanilla Layer & 3 x 4 Oval
Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Twine, Stapler and Dimensions

Here is a little tip for you, what does a person do with those little pieces of Designer Series Paper that you just don't have the heart to throw away but it really isn't big enough for much?  I have the perfect answer, decorate the inside of your card, like this:
I think that the little piece of Designer Series Paper adds so much to this card and a small strip of paper didn't go to waste!!

Card #2 - One Wild Ride
What do you think of this concept?!!  I love how it turned out!
Stamp Set:  One Wild Ride
Ink:  Black (Sentiment) Basic Grey and Smokey Slate for the Camoflage
Paper:  Basic Grey Base, Black Layer & 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 Layer, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
Accessories:  Badge Punch, Dimensions

And now for the Fancy Fold Card, I am not sure what kind of fold that this would be but it is such a lovely fold that you could easily reproduce it again and again!

Card #3 - In the Meadow
The card is your usual 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and is scored at 4 1/4 and 1 1/4; the 1 1/4 piece is turned up and that is the piece that you adhere the Cajun Craze Square that you have also adhered the Very Vanilla piece.
Stamp Set:  In the Meadow, Confetti Celebration
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Paper:  Old Olive Base, Whisper White Square 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, Cajun Craze Square Layer 3x3, Botanical Designer Series Paper Layers 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 & 2 3/4 x 5 1/4

Here is what the card looks like open:
Isn't that just clever?  It just is a different what to make a lovely card. When the recipient receives the card and opens it, they can still look at the front image.  Love ir!!

That is our technique class for May, I hope that you enjoyed it.  If you have any questions, or would like to leave me a comment, I would appreciate it.  Also, if you are not yet subscribed to my blog, please look on the right hand side and enter your email address to subscribe.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

April Stamp of the Month - Country Livin'

The winning stamp set for April was Country Livin', I just love this set; it isn't a big confusing set but if you are a little bit country or just country at heart, this is a set to add to your collection.  The April Stamp of the Month kit comes with the Stamp Set and Everything that You Need to Make 4 Cards.

Card #1 - Country Boots for Her
 What a fun and simple card, I love how this card came together.  I lightly stamped the flower bunch from the stamp set Birthday Blossoms on the Whisper White cardstock in Pool Party.  Stamping and coloring the boots in Soft Suede and Die cutting the flowers from Jar of Love, add some gold twine and white enamel dots and you have a great card for that country gal.

Card #2 - This Old Truck
 For this card I just wanted the old truck to be the highlight, I stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Tip Top Taupe on Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  I am going to miss this color, I have used it so much in the last two years, but it is retiring on June 1st.  I then stamped the truck onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Chocolate Chip ink and sponged some ink around the edges.  Added this to a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock and added a loose twine bow.  Great Masculine Card!

Card #3 - Fancy Fold Card with the Old Truck

 As you can see this old truck is great on it's own or it can be colored with markers or watercolor pencils which is what I used.  I added the sentiment and layer and the card was ready to go.  It doesn't take much to make a great card it is the little things!!

Card #4 - Sing Me a Song!
The last card featured the guitar that is in this stamp set, I paired it up with some designer series paper that I had, some twine and silver stars.  I also added some Gorgeous Grunge to the card to make it look less white in the background.  I really love how this card turned out.

Like our Stamp of the Month cards, I will be announcing the May Stamp of the Month set on Thursday.  If you already have the winning stamp set, you can order the card kit of four cards from me for $5; it comes with everything that you need to make the cards including detailed instructions and colored pictures.

Happy Stamping!
Cindy

Monday, May 1, 2017

April Kit Class

Last week some lovely ladies got together to make some lovely cards!  It was the Kit Class, everything is cut out and ready for the ladies, all they have to do is stamp, cut out the die shapes, and assemble.  This class isn't for everyone as it is fast paced, but I have made it easier by coming up with five designs that they make three times.  This seems to be working pretty good!  To make it an even better day, I had a visitor that turned into my helper!!

Here are the cards!!
Card #1 - Happy Mother's Day or Happy Birthday
That is what I love about so many of the cards that we make, they are versatile, those that would rather have a Birthday card can easily make this card just that!
Stamp Set:  Oh So Succulent (Retiring)
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Black, Mint Macaron (Inside)
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Succulent Designer Series Paper (Retiring), Whisper White
Accessories:  Enamel Shapes, Dimensions, Sponge Daubers, Succulent Framelets, White Satin Ribbon

Card #2 - Falling Flowers Birthday Wishes
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Timeless Texture, Advant Garden
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder (Retiring), Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe (Retiring), Black
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base (Retiring), Flirty Flamingo Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Mayflower Framlits, Dimensions, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

Card #3 - Happy Father's Day or Happy Birthday For You

Notice this great way to use those extra pieces of Designer Series Paper, use it to decorate the inside of your card!!

Stamp Sets:  Wilderness Awaits (Retiring), Hardwoods
Ink:  Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Always Artichoke Base, Chocolate Chip Layer, Very Vanilla, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper (Retiring)
Accessories:  Dimensions

Card #4 - With Sympathy & Respect
This great card uses the technique "Ghosting", by stamping off our flower we are able to make it appear lighter and in the background.  We also used leftover Designer Series Paper to decorate the inside of our cards and used the Wink of Stella glitter pen to add a hint of sparkle to the flowers on the front.

Stamp Sets:  Garden in Bloom, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Black, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Smokey Slate Base, Rich Razzelberry Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Stitched Circle Framelit, Layering Circle Framelit, Dimensions, Wink of Stella

Card #5 - It's Your Day!
This lovely card can be a Graduation Card or if you leave off the black graduation hat, it can also be a birthday card!  I love how this card turned out, simple but great!!
Stamp Sets:  Sunshine Sayings or Fabulous Four (Retired)
Ink:  Black, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Base, Black Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensions, Glimmer Paper, Twine for Tassel, Glue Dots, Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon

These were the cards that the ladies made, I hope that you enjoyed seeing them.  If you ever have need for stamping supplies, I hope that you will consider contacting me for your Stampin' Up! needs. 

Oh!!  I almost forgot to post a picture of my visitor & helper, complete in Paw Patrol Pajamas, isn't he the cutest?!!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mother's Day is Coming Up

I have only been posting pictures of cards from my classes, but with Mother's Day coming up in a couple of weeks I wanted to share the cards that I have been working on.

I have been commissioned to make some cards that will be sold in the southern part of the state, so besides my classes, I have also been making cards for sale!  Talk about busy!!

The Mother's Day cards turned out so beautiful, that I just have to share:

My first card uses the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, Everyday Tags (which is retiring the end of this month), Falling Petals Embossing Folder (also retiring), Lace Doilies (also retiring) and White Satin Ribbon.
My second card uses the Circle of Spring stamp set (Retiring) that I embossed with white embossing folder and then uses sponge daubers to add the colors.  This is an Embossed Resist Technique. The ribbon is Mint Macaron (Retiring) along with the  Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper (Retiring) on a Mint Macaron Card Base.  Mint Macaron is one of the In Colors that will be retiring at the end of May.
 My third card uses the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (Retiring) that I just love!!  Such a simple card that is a great way to use those small pieces of paper that you just can't throw away!
 My fourth card uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set that is a great stamp set to use the Emboss Resist Technique with.  The stamped image is embossed in white and the color is sponged on, the easiest way in the world to color those images!  This technique makes the card look so soft.
 My fifth card uses the stamp set Oh So Succulent and the matching Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, I am so sad to see both of these retiring, it also came with the Happy Mother's Day greeting.
Tell me what you think of my Mother's Day cards, I am also happy to hear from you.  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a great day.
Cindy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Technique - Mirror Technique

The Mirror Technique has been around for awhile and there are so many different ways to achieve the look.  We touched on two of the Mirror Techniques in April.  The cards were beautiful and the ladies had a great time creating this technique.

The first card using the Mirror Technique was to create a mirror of a person walking through a water puddle. To achieve this look we first stamped the Beautiful You lady on the Whisper White cardstock, then using a plastic sheet we stamped the image on the plastic sheet and turned it upside down and rubbed the ink onto the Whisper White cardstock.  We used the watercolor pencils to color the dress and create the water puddle.

Card #1 - Beautiful You
Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You
Ink:  Black
Watercolor Pencils:  Pool Party, Rich Razzelberry
Paper:  Rich Razzelberry Base, Pink Pirouette Layer, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper 1 x 5
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

The second card using the Mirror Technique was to create two mugs "cheering" each other.  We first stamped the mug on the right side directly onto the Whisper White oval.  Taking a Photopolymer solid stamp, we attached it to an acrylic block upside down, inked up the mug and stamped it on the photopolymer stamp and then stamped that on the Whisper White oval, this created the bug on the right side.  So clever right?!!

Card #2 - Cheers!
Stamp Sets:  Mixed Drinks
Ink:  Memento Black, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Tempting Turquoise Layer, Whisper White, Festive Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Dimensions, Wink of Stella

The last card is our Fancy Fold using the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating Framelits, this is such a easy fold but it is also so fun when you open the card to see the rest of it. 

Stamp Sets:  Cool Treats
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Flirty Flamingo Base, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Accessories:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Sprinkles Embellishments, Dimensions

Here is the inside of the card when it is opened:

There you have it!!  The technique was alot of fun, and we enjoy doing the different techniques that I come up with.  Join me next month, when we will be doing the Camouflage Technique and be making masculine cards.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

March Stamp of the Month - Falling Flowers

Hello Everyone,

I delivered the March Stamp of the Month, Falling Flowers kit last week.  I always like to wait a few days before I post the photos of the cards that I designed to go with the stamp of the month. I am so happy with how the cards turned out, this is just a lovely stamp set!  With the matching Framelits, it is a win win bundle!!  I just love it!

Without further ado, here they are:

Card #1 - Hello
 I used the Stained Glass Technique for this card, by stamping random flowers on vellum and using the Watercolor Pencils, I colored the backside of the vellum.  I love the effect.
Stamp Set: Falling Flowers
Ink:  Stazon Black, Watercolor Pencils
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum Base, Smokey Slate Layer, Vellum, Black "Hello"
Accessories:  Dimensions, Hello You Thinlets, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Decorative Label Punch, Enamel Dots

Card #2 - Thanks
It seems that I always need thank you cards, I love how this card turned out.  A really simple but really pretty card.  I used the Mayflower Framelits to cut out the Crushed Curry flowers then attache them with dimensions.
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Thankful Thoughts
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base, Tip Top Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensions, May Flower Framelits

Card #3 - Happy Birthday Wishes
Don't you just love the colors of this card?  Combining Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with Wild Wasabi for the leaves created this breathtaking card.
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Avant Garden (Greeting)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Bermuda Bay Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Sponging, May Flower Framelits, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Card #4 - With Sympathy
This is the last card of the set, a simple sympathy card but it is just beautiful
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Flourishing Phrases
Ink:  Cumcumber Crush, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzelberry
Paper:  Basic Grey Base, Whisper White
Accessories:  Mayflower Framelits, Enamel Dots, Dimensions

That takes care of the March Stamp of the Month, I hope that you enjoyed the cards and will consider joining us for the April Stamp of the Month.  I will be posting the stamp set choice next week.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

March Kit Class Cards - 2017

Here are the March Kit Class Cards, they were well received by nine lovely ladies who had a great time stamping, putting cards together and visiting.  I have received such wonderful feedback on this class and I am so happy with it!!

Let's look at some lovely cards!

Card #1 - Have It, Eat It, Do It All!
What a great birthday card!  It says it all to me!

Stamp Set:  Designer Tee
Ink:  Black
Paper:  Smokey Slate Base, Basic Grey Layer, Assorted Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Watermelon Scrunch Ribbon, Dimensions, In Color Medallions

Card #2 - Avant Garden Sympathy 

It seems that we can never have enough sympathy cards, and this great Sale a Bration stamp set was a great way to say I am sorry.

Stamp Sets:  Avant Garden, Love & Sympathy (retired)
Ink:  Ric Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Early Espresso
Paper:  Rich Razzelberry Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Early Espresso Gross grain Ribbon

Card #3 - Cheers To You!
I really like the sparkle of this card and the "Cheers" reverse word was perfect for this card!  The Glimmer Paper and Reverse Words Stamp Set were both Sale a Bration sets and sadly they are no longer available.  But that doesn't mean that you can't get some inspiration from these great cards!

Stamp Sets:  Reverse Words (SAB), Crazy About You
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Soft Suede Base, Bermuda Bay Layer, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Dimensions, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Candle Border Punch

Card #4 - Cool Friend


This very cool card makes you think of summer, and you know it is just around the corner!

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz Base, Whisper White Layer, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Tasty Treat Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Washi Tape (Tasty Treat), Dimensions, Layering Circles Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Card #5 - Friend
Isn't this Friend card lovely?  It is always so handy to have cards around like this to just send to a friend to let them know that you are thinking about them. The ladies got to try their hand at dying the Designer paper, it is really just black and white, but by adding some Mint Macaron, they made a very striking card!

Stamp Set:  Make a Medallion (SAB)
Ink:  Black, Mint Macaron
Paper:  Mint Macaron Base, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (dyed Mint Macaron), Whisper White, Black
Accessories:  Dimensions, Sponge Roller.

There you have the lovely cards that we made for the Kit Class, remember these cards are available as a Kit by Mail; contact me for details.  The Kit by Mail can be purchased in the 15 card, 10 card or 5 card range. 

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