Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August Technique - Plastic Wrap & Reinkers

Another fun technique was shared and learnt at our August Technique Classes.  Plastic Wrap & Reinkers, what fun!!  I always smile when I see the reaction of the ladies when I announce that I went to the kitchen to get the supplies needed to make our technique class.

The Plastic Wrap and Reinkers create a "tie-dye" background on our Whisper White cardstock.  By starting with a plastic lid (we used cottage cheese lids) and adding a couple drops of reinker (we kept each color separate by using a separate lid for each color); taking our plastic wrap and scrunching it together and dabbing it in the ink.  By dabbing the plastic wrap all over the plastic lid, distributed the ink so that we didn't have blobs of ink in only one place.  You want to have even color distribution, it just makes for a nicer card.

Let's get started!!

Card #1 - Happy Birthday to a Classic!  (I am thinking I will be using this card for my husband's birthday in September, he is definitely a classic!  LOL!)


Stamp Sets:  Country Living, Birthday Blossoms
Ink:  Memento Black; Reinkers--Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight (for sky), Mink Macaron (for grass); Markers--Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Mint Macaron, Grey, Black, Hello Honey
Paper:  Marina Mist Base, Dapper Denim Layer & 4 x 2 3/4 piece for layer of truck piece, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 & 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 (for truck)
Accessories:  Dimensions, Denim Ribbon, Wink of Stella

Helpful Hints:  I found that using lighter colors is best so that you do not have the "muddy" look and by dabbing the ink on the plastic lid also kept blotches from happening.

Card #2 - Puppy Friends


Stamp Set:  Bella & Friends (I just love this stamp set!!)
Ink:  Black; Reinkers--Pear Pizzazz & Garden Green; Markers--Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz Base, Whisper White Layer & 3x3 piece for puppy, Garden Green layer 3 1/8 x 3 1/8
Accessories:  Dimensions, Wink of Stella-Gold, Green Sequins

Card #3 - Festive Fun Fold - Happy Birthday!

Stamp Set: Better Together, Timeless Textures
Ink:  Black, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Melon Mambo Main Base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, & 4 1/4 & 2 1/4 (scored at 4" for flap); Sparkle Designer Series paper 2 5/8 x 3 1/2 and Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper 2 x 3 3/4, Whisper White 2 3/8 x 3 1/4 (front) & 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 (inside)
Accessories:  Gold Star Sequins, Star Embossing Folder

This is a pretty easy fold, the Melon base is only 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and has the Black layer taped to it, taking the other Melon piece, glue the scored flap behind the main Melon base.  It will have the Happy Birthday sentiment taped to only half of it so that when you raise this piece you will see the inside sentiment.  We glued star sequins to add just the right amount of bling to our black embossed layer.

There you have it!  Another technique in the books, I hope that you like it and will want to try it at home on your own.  Join me next month for the September Technique class, our technique will be Faux Illusion.  Just in time for fall, won't this be fun!!  Can't wait to show you how it is done!

As always, thanks for stopping in!
Cindy

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Friday, August 12, 2016

August Selection of Stamp of the Month Voting

Here are the August selected stamp sets that we have to vote from, the stamp set with the most votes will become the August Stamp of the Month.  What that means is that when you order the Stamp of the Month kit from me; you receive the stamp set and EVERYTHING that you need to make four gorgeous cards.  The only thing that you need is a scissors, adhesive and ink!!  I include the cardstock, the embellishments, if the card has an embossed layer (I emboss it for you!!)  The July Stamp of the Month went over very well and now it is time to vote for the August Stamp of the Month!!

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August Stamp of the Month Selections


     PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR VOTE BY AUGUST 17, SO THAT WE CAN GET THESE KITS BY THE END OF AUGUST!!

Birthday Banners, Page 15 of the Annual Catalog

 If you’d put up a birthday banner at a party, why not put one on the card, too? You can throw someone a party on paper! With balloons, candles, banners, and fun phrases, this stamp set brings the party to them.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.



Next Up:  Feather Together, Page 108


 This stamp set boasts a wonderful combination of scripted font and beautiful feathers that you can layer together. Use this set to encourage your friends when they just need you to flock to them for support.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

And last is the Balloon Builder, Page 60


  Combine the images in this set to create almost anything. If you want some ideas to get you started, see p. 14 of our 2016 occasions catalog or visit www.pinterest.com/stampinup.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

These are the three stamp sets that I have selected for your vote.  Let me know your favorite and it just might make the August Stamp of the Month!!

As Always, thanks for stopping!
Cindy

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

July Stamp of the Month - Sitting Here

I am now offering a Stamp of the Month, for the month of July the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Sitting Here was selected as the July Stamp of the Month.  I let anyone that follows my blog or follows me on Facebook plus my ladies that come to my classes vote.  After they voted, the stamp set was offered as a kit for $24. 

What this kit contained was the stamp set, Sitting Here and everything that you need to create four lovely cards using this stamp set;  All of the cardstock, embellishments AND complete instructions complete with color photos of the cards that I created using this stamp set.  I just love how it all turned out!!

Here is the stamp set:
It is always fun when you sit down and start looking at a stamp set to see what kind of card that you can come up with.  Here are the cards that the ladies will receive in their kit.
Card #1 - Come & Sit a While


CARDSTOCK:  Pear Pizazz Card Base, Old Olive Layer, Whisper White Layer, Grey Scrap-Dog, Pumpkin Pie-Pillows, Cajun Craze-Pillows.  ACCESSORIES:  Dimensions, 6” Twine
INK USED:  Early Espresso (Dark Brown)-Swing, Grey-Dog, Pear Pizazz-Grass, Cajun Craze-Long Pillow, Pumpkin Pie-Square & Round Pillows

Card #2 - You Always Make Me Smile



CONTENTS:  Mint Macaron Card Base, Island Indigo Layer embossed Petal Burst, Whisper White, Mint-Pillows, Grey-Dog, Soft Suede-Dog Basket; ACCESSORIES:  Dimensions, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, 2 Classic Label Punched Pieces (one is an extra)
INK USED: Chocolate Chip-Swing, Mint Macaron-Pillows, Grey-Dog, Soft Suede-Dog Basket

Card #3 - Just Sitting Here Thinking of You



CONTENTS:  Smokey Slate Card Base, Dapper Denim Embossed Brick Wall Layer, Very Vanilla Smaller Oval, Grey Bigger Oval; ACCESSORIES:  Dimensions, 6” Twine for Button, 6” Canvas Ribbon, Button, Glue Dot
INK USED:  Soft Suede-Swing, Denim Marker-Pillow on Swing, Sahara Sand Marker-Swing, Delightful Dijon-Cat, Black-Sentiment

Card #4 - Thank You for Being There



CONTENTS:  Sahara Sand Card Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Whisper White Layer, Sahara Sand scrap-Cat, Denim Scrap-pillow; ACESSORIES: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon (total of 12”, divide at 6 ½” & 3 ½”), Dimension, 2 Enamel dots-Sweet Sugarplum
INK USED:  Chocolate Chip-Swing, Cat, Bird, Hanging Plant

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Cindy

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August 8 - Technique Class  - Reinkers & Plastic Wrap Background,  Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
August 10 - Technique Class -  Reinkers &Plastic Wrap Background, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
August 30 - Kit Class, Schmittys, Neillsville

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