Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Kit Class Cards

What a great group of ladies we had at the November Kit Class making 15 Christmas cards!!  We had a great time and everyone loved the cards.  So without further ado, here they are!!

Card #1 - Christmas Bells
Stamp Set:  Seasonal Bells
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Black
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Dimensions, Bell Punch, Banner Framelit, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Gllue Dots, Cherry Cobbler Taffeta Ribbon, White Glue

I love the Cable Knit Embossing Folder that is new in the SU Holiday Catalog, it has a 3-D effect and is just perfect for this card!

Card #2 - Peace on Earth
Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a Tree, Holly Jolly
Ink:  Soft Sky, Black
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Stitched Framelits, White Organza Ribbon, Wink of Stella (Dyed Soft Sky), Dimensions

This card just spoke elegance to me, something as simple of a winter scene of trees, teamed up with a single word "Peace"; what a lovely Christmas Card. I added a little bit of glimmer to the trees by using Wink of Stella that I had added about 10 drops of Soft Sky Reinker to tint it.


Card #3 - Warm Heart Christmas Greetings
Stamp Set:  Cookie Cutter Christmas
Ink:  Black
Markers:  Real Red, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, Pirouette Pink
Paper:  Emerald Envy Base, Delightful Dijon Layer, Presents & Pine Cones Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Label Framelits, Emerald Envy Ribbon, Dimensions

How cute is this card, I LOVE this stamp set and have used it alot this past month.  It's great!!

Card #4 - Oh Christmas Tree
Stamp Set:  Peaceful Pines
Ink:  Black, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Crumb Cake Base, Emerald Envy Layer, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Presents & Pine Cones Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Tags & Label Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits, Dimensions, Silver Glitter Ribbon, Pine Bough Embossing Folder

Using a popular stamp set from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog this lovely card was created!  This set was very popular last year and I had almost forgotten about it.  One thing to note that the Designer Acetate sheets have a protective clear film on them, you will want to remove before assembling your card.

Card #5 - Christmas Medallion
Stamp Set:  Frosted Medallion
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Smokey Slate, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Dapper Denim Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Dimensions, Silver Sequins

I really liked this Non Tradition Christmas Card; using the Frosted Medallion created the Snowflake look, mixed with hot new In Color Dapper Denim, this card turned out spectacular!

 I hope that you enjoyed our Kit Class Cards, contact me if you would ever like to join us or purchase the set of cards either in a kit or already made.

Happy Stamping!!
Cindy

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Monday, November 28, 2016

November Technique Class Cards - Vellum Overlay

Good Morning Everyone,
Today I want to share with you the fun technique that we did for November.  It is called Vellum Overlay, such a super simple technique and can add so much to your Christmas Cards!!

Vellum Overlay is a great way to add a more subtle look to cards.  By stamping or layering your image on cardstock, cut a piece of vellum the same size and lay it over the top of your image.  Attach the vellum to your card base using dimensions, ribbons or brads.

Here are the cards!!

Card #1 - Star of Light at Christmas

 Stamp Sets:  Star of Light
Ink:  Soft Sky, Black
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Whisper White Layer, Vellum, Silver Glimmer
Accessories:  Starlight Thinlets, Fancy Frost Sequins, Dimensions, Silver Glitter Ribbon

We used Dimensions to attach the vellum to our Soft Sky Star, then covered the dimension with the Silver Glimmer Star.  Simple is beautiful in this card!!

Card #2 - Christmas Medallion
 Stamp Set:  Frosted Medallion
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Early Espresso
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum Base, Fancy Frost Layer, Vellum
Accessories:  Fancy Frost Sequins, Sugarplum Frost Ribbon, Dimensions, White Embossing Powder

We attached the vellum to our Sweet Sugarplum Circle using a little glue on the embossed part. Another super simple card that is oh so pretty!

Card #3 - Cookie Cutter Christmas - Fancy Fold (Valley & Mountain Fold)
Stamp Set:  Cookie Cutter Christmas
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Black
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base (Scored at 1 1/8 & 4 1/4), Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Red Glimmer Paper Scraps
Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Dimensions, 2" Circle Punch, Starburst Die

Add sentiment piece along front fold, making sure to only tape half of the red starburst circle to attach to card base.  The finishing touch was bow ties for the Gingerbread boys and girls!!

And here is the cute inside of our finished card.
I love this card and the added Candy Cane Designer paper that shows on the front of the card when it is closed, is actually attached to the inside of the card.

If you love these cards as much as we did, consider joining us for our monthly Technique Class, we would love to meet you!  If you do not live in the area, these cards are available as a Kit, you receive everything that you need to make them or can also be ordered Already Made.  Contact me if you are interested.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

October Stamp of the Month Wonder of Christmas

When I first came up with the idea of offering a Stamp of the Month, I wanted another way to Inspire my stamping ladies Create and that they would then Share their creations.  This is something that I have learnt since I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

What I did not realize would happen is how much fun that I have when I create the cards that go with the Stamp of the Month.  Since my stamping ladies vote between 3 or 4 different stamp sets and the winner is the one that becomes the Stamp of the Month.  I never know what I will be working with and sometimes I am not even sure if the stamp set is even a favorite of mine.  But I found that it is forcing me to step out of my comfort zone and have fun!  Have fun coming up with cards that I love and if I love them, there is a good chance that my ladies will to. 

So if you have ever considered in participating in a Stamp of the Month, it is alot of fun.  So let's look at the October Stamp of the Month - Wonder of Christmas.

Card #1 - Christmas Blessings
Stamp Sets:  Wonder of Christmas
Ink:  Marina Mist, Basic Black
Paper:  Marina Mist Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Silver Star Sequins, Sponging

I created a template that after I cut the oval, I used the template to sponge Marina Mist onto the Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the angel in black inside the oval.  I love the affect that this gave my card.  A very simple card that is so pretty.

Card #2 - Peace & Happiness
Stamp Sets:  Wonder of Christmas
Ink:  Black
Markers:  Pool Party, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Candy Cane Designer Series Paper Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Silver Medallion, White Doily, 14" Silver Twine, Dimensions

This card ending up being my favorite, I loved all of the elements of this card.  The Designer Series Paper tied everything together and by stamping my sentiment right on the paper kept the angel the central point.

Card #3 - Three Angels
Stamp Sets:  Wonder of Christmas
Ink:  Black
Markers: Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Pink Piroquete
Accessories:  Sequins in White & Soft Sky, Dimensions

For this card, I inked up the angel and stamped in three times, took another piece of white cardstock and stamped it again.  The separate angel was the one that I would color and cut out to apply to my card with dimensions.  Isn't it pretty?

Card #4 - Angel Star
Stamp Sets:  Wonder of Christmas
Ink:  Black
Marker:  Soft Sky
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Whisper White Layer, Copper Foil Star
Accessories:  Dimensions, Gold Cord, Copper Embossing Powder

I stamped the angel with Versamark Ink and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  I love how this turned out, it really set off the card.  By cutting out the angel and attaching with dimensions add some dimension to the card.

That concludes our Stamp of the Month, like what you see?  Leave me a comment.  You can still get in on the Stamp of the Month by purchasing the Wonder of Christmas through my Stampin' Up! Store.  Here is the link: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/searchresults.aspx

As always thank you so much for stopping!!
Cindy

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Monday, October 31, 2016

October Kit Class Cards

Here are the October Kit Class, it was all about Christmas last Tuesday!!  Our ladies made 15 Christmas cards and got a jump on their card making!! 

Don't you love this cute little reindeer?!!  We used the "swirl" die from the Swirly Bird Die Thinlets to create the snow drifts and a red sequin for our reindeer's nose.  I love the Cookie Cutter Christmas, and the fact that this stamp set and punch work great for our reindeer!!


Card #1 - Reindeer Season
Stamp Sets:  Cookie Cutter Christmas
Ink:  Black, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Base, Crumb Cake Scraps, Whisper White,  Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper
Accessories:  Red Sequin, Swirly Die Thinlet, Dimensions, Tomboy Glue

Our second card also used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch, this card was so easy but also was alot of fun to make!!
 Card #2 - Gingerbread Christmas
Stamp Set:  Cookie Cutter Christmas
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Base, Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper Layer, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories:  Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Dimensions, Tomboy Glue

Merry Christmas from our Gingerbread House to Yours!  These cute little houses are part of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, you get alot of houses from one sheet of DSP!!
 Card #3 - Gingerbread House Christmas
Stamp Set: Embellished Ornament
Ink:  Memento Black, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Whisper
White
Accessories:  Pine Bough Embossing Folder, Dazzeling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensions

The Star of Wonder stamp set is such a beautiful stamp set and really brings the true meaning of Christmas to the lucky recipient.
 Card #4 - Star of Wonder
Stamp Set:  Star of Light
Ink:  Pacific Point
Paper:  Pacific Point Base, Silver Layer, Whisper White, Silver Glitter Scraps
Accessories:  Starlight Thinlets, Diamond Jewels, Dimensions

Our last card is another favorite of mine, the Seasonal Bells stamp also has a coordinating punch that made making this card so easy!

Card #5 - Christmas Bells
Stamp Set:  Seasonal Bells
Ink:  Black, Always Artichoke (inside)
Paper:  Always Artichoke Base, Cherry Cobbler Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Garden Green Twine, Dimensions, Bell Punch

I hope that you like our Kit Cards, we had alot of fun making these lovely cards and the November card class we will make another 15 cards and those will also be all Christmas!!  If you like what you see, feel free to leave me a comment or better yet feel free to Copy/Case/Share with Everyone (CASE) that you also starting making your Christmas Cards.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Technique Class - Direct to Acrylic

Our October Technique Class taught us how to stamp with Acrylic Blocks!  By using Acrylic Blocks and ink we also did a different spin on it, the technique is called Direct to Acrylic.

The Direct to Acrylic is a fun technique, we "swiped" the ink across the acrylic block with our ink pads, this created different results every single time, and no two cards were alike.  I found that this made the technique that much more fun!  After swiping the ink pad across the acrylic block, we then stamped the background using the acrylic block right on our cardstock.

Here is Card #1 - Fall Thinking

 Isn't this card fun?!!  By using the negative image of a maple leaf, we stamped the tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set, I love the results.  We also used the maple leaf that we cut out for the inside sentiment. The ink that we swiped across the acrylic block was Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry, by doing this more than once, we were able to achieve just the right darkness for our background.

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Crushed Curry Base, Chocolate Chip Layer, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Gold Wink of Stella Glitter, Delightful Dijon Grosgrain Ribbon

Card #2 - Thinking of You by the Shore

Here is the second card that we made for technique class.  We swiped Marina Mist for the sky and Tip Top Taupe for the sand.  You can really see the "swipe" marks in this card.

Stamp Set:  Wetlands
Ink:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Tip Top Taupe
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base, Marina Mist Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Rhinestone Jewels

And finally the Fancy Fold Card that we always make, this is a Z Fold Card and when Bernice Seidl gave it to me, I instantly loved it!!  I also could not do a single thing different to this card, I am so proud of Bernie for making this card, I just loved the colors and everything about this card.
Here is the front of the card, the colors are just great and the placement of the Razzelberry Oak Leaf and Acorn just sets off this beautiful Thank You card.

Here is the inside:
Card #3 - Autumn Thanks
Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Thankful Thoughts
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzelberry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant Base, Cajun Craze Layer, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensions, Acorn Punch, Jute Ribbon (dyed Chocolate Chip)

That takes care of our October Technique Class, please consider joining us in November; it will be time to think about Christmas with our November Technique - Vellum Overlay. This class meets twice in November in the Neillsville area, BUT it is also available to purchase as a kit.  Contact me for more information.

As always, thanks for stopping and Happy Stamping!
Cindy
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Friday, October 14, 2016

October Kit Class Invite - Can You Join Us?!


The leaves are changing and fall is in the air, but we won't be making Fall Cards for this class, it's time to start making Christmas Cards in October!!

October Card Kit Class
Here are the details for my next class:
Card Kit Class - Everything that you will need to make 15 cards with envelopes. The cards are fun and simple, and you will get a good assortment of cards that we all need throughout the year! 
If you are on Facebook, please consider following me.  My Business Name is:  Cindys Stamping Studio. 
Class Date – Last Tuesday of the Month Tuesday,
  October 25, 2016
             5:30 PM
TIME RESTRICTIONS?  FEEL FREE TO COME EARLY, I GET THERE BY 4:30
Location – Schmitty’s On Main, across from the gazebo, go in Schmitty’s door, take a left and go down the stairs to the banquet room.  Not hard to find at all
Cost - $15 for the class, includes everything that you will need to make 15 cards!  Did I say with envelopes?!!!  YES!!  BUT WAIT………..The class is FREE if you make a $25 Stampin’ Up! Purchase from me!
So check your calendars and if this is something that might be of interest to you, let me know. 
Happy Stamping!!
Cindy
Fall Leaves 
Fall Leaves

Thursday, October 13, 2016

September Stamp of the Month

I love a challenge, I never know which stamp set is going to become the Stamp of the Month!  I admit I do rely on Pinterest for ideas, usually just the layout.  But this month Stamp of the Month I relied on my own inspiration!!  Check out the cards and consider becoming a club member.  The Stamp of the Month is not only available to my stamping ladies but also to anyone else that receives my blog.  Contact me to make arrangements to join this great new club.  (Please be advised that there is no obligation to purchase the Stamp of the Month every month)

Here is what the September Stamp of the Month - Basket of Wishes stamp set looks like, what a fun set!!
 Card #1 celebrates Giving Thanks for the Blessing of You!


CARD STOCK:  Pumpkin Pie Card Base, Whisper White Layer that has been stamped with Hardwood Stamp, Sentiment Banner
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensions for Pumpkin Pie Square, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, 2 Pumpkin Pie Candy Dots
Markers:  Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie.
INK USED:   Black Memento

Card #2 is a Celebration of Happy Day, Happy Year, Happy Life!  This card will certainly work for a Birthday or All Occasion card.



CARD STOCK:  Sahara Sand Card Base, Rich Razzelberry Layer, Very Vanilla Oval 3 ½ x 3 ¼, Paisley Print DSP strips 2 x 4.
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensions for Vanilla Banner, 3 Pearl Jewels, Pretty Paisley Embossing Folder;      Markers = Rich Razzelberry, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
INK USED:  Memento Black

Card #3 - Thinking of you and sports the beautiful Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper



CARD STOCK:  Rich Razzelberry Base, Paisley Print Designer Series Paper Layer, Razzelberry 3 x 4 ¼ Banner Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze Arrows, Very Vanilla 2 ¾ x 4 Banner.
ACCESSORIES:  Markers = Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzelberry, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede
INK USED:  Memento Black

Card #4 -  Strawberry Basket Birthday!!  How fun is this, I combined the Fruit Stand DSP paper that had the strawberries with this card!!  How clever!!



CARD STOCK:  Always Artichoke Card Base, Fruit Stand DSP Paper Layer, Real Red 3 ½ x 4, White 3 ¾ x 2 ½ (Both cut using Labels Collection Framelits), Happy Birthday Label
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensions for the Real Red piece, Red Enamel Dots
Markers:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
INK USED:  Memento Black, Real Red Sponging

As always, thanks for stopping and Happy Stamping!
Cindy
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