Pleasant Pheasants

Have you seen the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set in the holiday catalog? My eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful pheasants and other fall images. Perfect to color or use with techniques like this card.

How was this technique done? You’ll need a large Clear Block, some Stampin’ Write Markers, and a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water.

Scribble the color onto the Clear Block with the Stampin’ Write Markers, this card uses Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and Crushed curry. Then spritz with the water and stamp onto the paper. You can leave the block in place for a few seconds to help the paper absorb the color. Then all you have to do is dry and use as desired. Yep, it’s that easy!

And did you know that Stampin’ Up! has given us an qucik and easy way to create? There is a special You Can Make It Bundle option (150097) which gives you what you need to get started, why not check it out HERE.

I’ve given you a complete supply list below. Why not try this technique yourself? It’s super easy and a lot of fun.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Pleasant Pheasants (147687/147684)

Inks: Cajun Craze  (147085) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114)

Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), Soft Suede (115318) and  Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Soft Suede Dark Stampin’ Blends (146875), Stampin’ Write Markers, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder (148026), 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (147808), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Banner Triple Punch (138292)

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Painted Harvest Thank You Cards

Each month I stamp a special Thank You card for everyone who places an order with me and so today I thought I’d share the one I made for October.

This set is an oldie but goodie and I love the ease of working with these images. The set itself is a 2 Step set which means it gives you lots of options for color combinations. And this set is a bit special, since when you line of the mark that is shown to you on the sheet you get this beautiful image, turn it a bit and you’ll get a fuller flower. So much fun to play with and try different combinations!

The layout for this card was inspired by our Demonstrator Stampin’ Success Magazine that we get each quarter with tons of ideas and tips. I loved the color combination of the Grapefruit Grove and Petal Pink.

I’ve typed up a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.

Painted Harvest Thank You Card PDF

If you have had problems getting a good image before with our larger stamps – here is a quick tip for you that I hope you’ll find helpful.

How to Get a Good Image with the Buffalo Check Stamp Video Tutorial

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (144783) and Buffalo Check Background (147797/147794)

Inks: Soft Sea Foam (147102), So Saffron (147109), Petal Pink (147108), Grapefruit Grove (147142), Soft Suede (147115), and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (147104)

Paper: Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212), Take Your Pick Tool (144107) and Triple Banner Punch (138292)

 

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Stampin’ Blends Holder

I’m loving my Stampin’ Blends and as my collection has grown I’ve needed to find a better way to hold them. And since I’m a very visual person I wanted to be able to see the colors easily too, rather than them laying in my drawer. Here is what I came up with after checking out my options.

Want to see how I made it? You’ll need just a couple of things: a package of our Acetate Card Boxes, Tear & Tape,  tag board (such as Designer Series Paper backing), and 12×12 Designer Series Paper of your choice

I will say I have a couple of things I would do differently. I used the white tag board from our Designer Series Paper. I found this was not stiff enough and would use our Glimmer Paper or Specialty Designer Series Paper backing the next time to give it more support. I would also add card stock strips to each layer so that see the color and so I know where to place my markers when I’m finished. (Since each shelf holds 3 combo sets I’d simply cut the 3 colors for each shelf and add them to the top of the heavy tag board to make them pretty!)

(I’ve given you the measurements I used for this project. Just know if you use the thicker tag board the measurements will change a bit so you’ll want to modify the measurements so that they work for you.)

Or if you make it like mine you could lay it on it’s side so the Blends stacked on each other which would help the sagging since the weight would be on the small edge of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Here is how I made mine:

  1. I cut the one flap end off of each box. I measured the box and cut my board backing. (4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″)

2. I repeated this for the number of boxes I wanted. I did the complete package so I had a bit of room to grow.

3. I added Tear & Tape to the tag board backing and then adhered them to each box.

4. I then assembled the boxes

5. Added Tear and Tape to the back side of the tag board backing and stacked them together

At this point I measured the tower of boxes.

5. Cut the tag board sides, and top and added more Tear and Tape. (7″ x 5 3/4″ for sides and 7″ x 4 1/2″ for back)

6. Cut another piece for the bottom and added it with Tear & Tape

So that now my tower looked like this

7.  I took some clear packing tape and taped the seams together on all the sides. This gave me some stability and finished the edges so they were clean.

8. I started to decorate my tower. (I chose some retired Island Indigo Designer Series Paper since it matches my crafting space and all of my storage items are that color at this point.)

9. I measured the back of the box with enough to wrap around it a bit. Adhered it to the back and sides and then the bottom and top of the tower. Trimmed the corners. Added some more Tear & Tape to the side flaps. ( 12″ x 6 1/4″)

10. And adhered things down.

11. Now that the back was done I could move on to the sides – Because I wanted the fewest seams to show I measured two side panels that would have a bit of over hang and wrap the side and top/bottom completely. (5 3/4″ x 12″ scored 1/2″ on one end)

12. So I added some tear and tape to the top section and started to wrap around my tower

scoring with my fingers as I went.

13. Then added a second piece. Adhering again only on the small flap that would be the bottom of my box.

At this point I could wrap the second piece around to make sure things lined up the way I wanted them too. Making sure that the seams were flat and the edges lined up.

14. Now I added more Tear and Tape along the edges where I wanted it and Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the center areas. Then I carefully adhered each side down starting the the bottom (since I wanted the top seam to look the best.)

15. Then I repeated the process for the top piece – added more adhesive  and began wrapping it.

 

Once everything was the way I wanted I wrapped a ribbon around the tower as a handle so that I could easily lift it to move the tower.

That’s it. I love the fact that this tower can be customized the way you want it – make it as tall or short as you’d like. Even make two 5 box towers and attach them to each other! The options are unlimited.

And a quick tip for you: Number your Stampin’ Blends – I’ve put a number on each cap with my Sharpie so that I can quickly see which ones go together. So for instance my Light & Dark Mango Melody has the number 26 on them. Mine happen to be in the order I got them – but you can number them any way you would like.

 

Supplies: 

Accessories: Acetate Card Boxes (1446258), Tear & Tape (138995), and  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

 

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#imbringingbirthdaysback with Falling for Leaves

Today’s card is one I made to send out for my October birthdays – the set just seemed to be a perfect choice with this beautiful maple leaf.

This stamp set as wonderful on its own, but also has a coordinating die set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies which gives you even more options.

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you.

Falling for Leaves October Birthday PDF

If you’d like a birthday card from me too, why not email me your name, address and birthday and I’ll be happy to mail one to you!

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Falling for Leaves (147680) and Better Together (141733/141736)

Inks: Cajun Craze Classic Ink (147085) and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink (147092)

Paper: Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953), Cajun Craze (119684), Blackberry Bliss (133675) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Blender Pens (102845)

*Falling for Leaves Bundle (147921)

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Trick or Tweet Folding Box

I love these little folding boxes that I shared with you the other day – so this time I’ve created one using the Trick or Tweet stamp set. After all we need to scare up some chocolate, right? And I couldn’t resist this little guy – he just makes me smile.

When you open up the lid and you’ll get a Halloween greeting and

Chocolate of course, (although you could put all kinds of things inside since it’s a pretty roomy box  if your guys don’t love chocolate.) I found these Russel Stover Carmel Brownie pumpkins at my local Ingles and couldn’t resist pickup up a few as gifts family.

(Sorry I think my photos are a bit off, it’s another rainy day here in Georgia which doesn’t my photo I hoping it’s just my screen.)

I’ve created a PDF tutorial with a complete supply list for you and of course, you can see the video on how to create this Folding Box HERE.

Trick or Tweet Folding Box Tutorial PDF

With all this rain it’s a great time to get some crafting in! Or at least that is what I’m telling my husband today. LOL!

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Trick or Tweets (147725/147722)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (147531), Granny Apple Green (146990),  Gorgeous Grape (146987), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Basic Brads (146930),  Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Assorted Stampin’ Blends

 

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Trick or Tweet Treat Box

I love to make little treat items for family and friends and so when I saw the Trick or Tweets stamp set in the Holiday Catalog I knew it would be perfect for this year’s Halloween treats.

Check out this cute little box I made using the set

My fellow stamper, Pam gave this cute little box idea last spring and so I wanted to give it a try myself. Turns out these little boxes are sooooo easy to make, that they are kind of addictive once you get going.

Or at least I couldn’t stop – LOL!  The images and color combinations were just a lot of fun to play with once I got coloring with my Stampin’ Blends.

I thought you might like to try some too for your treats so I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial.

Trick or Tweets Treat Boxes Video Tutorial –

And of course I’ve included a complete supply list on my PDF tutorial for you.

Why not leave me a comment and let me know which combination is your favorite?

Trick or Tweet Treat Box Tutorial PDF

And why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another fun little treat box with you?

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Trick or Tweets (147725/147722)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Gorgeous Grape (146987), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Assorted Stampin’ Blends

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Take Your Pick Tool Box Tutorial

Have you seen the Take Your Pick Tool in the Holiday catalog on page 30? I’m so excited about this tool with all it’s features. I’m using it all the time!

Not only can you pick up small items with the Putty end, you have a spatula so you can  pick up adhered card stock layers, a paper piercer and stylus. As usual Stampin’ Up! has done it again – creating a high quality tool to make our paper crafting easier. What could be better?

A lovely box to hold it and keep everything together of course. I went looking for a way to keep all the pieces together and here is what I came up with.

These boxes are easy to make and will keep everything together for you in one place. I really like the way my first box turned out, so much so I decided to add a magnetic flap to it – so you’ve got two options when making your own.

Here is a video tutorial for you, the PDF so you can print your own Take Your Pick Tool label and a PDF tutorial with the complete supply list.

Take Your Pick Tool Box Tutorial –

And I’ve given you cutting measurements in the PF for both the magnetic flap I’ve shown you and the non magnetic flap. Making it easy to create the version you’d like for your space.

Take Your Pick Tool Box Tutorial PDF

Printable Take Your Pick Tool Label PDF

The printable label is in both Blackberry Bliss and Basic Black so you can choose. And there are two sizes too for the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies or Tailored Tag Punch. Simply print on Whisper White card stock.

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Paper: Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Paper Snips (103579), and Tailored Tag Punch (145667)

 

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Dashing Deer Easel Card & the Holiday Catalog Kick Off

Today’s card is the final project  we made during my Holiday Catalog Kick Off and it is a fancy fold. I love the fact that we can create 3d cards using just ink and card stock! For me it’s one of the things that make paper crafting so much fun!

The Dashing Deer Bundle of products coordinates with this month’s Host Special – the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper which is perfect for projects like this since it contains multiple sheets of the same patterns. The images in this set are lovely, but when teamed up with the coordinating Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies your options are endless.

This card uses a fancy fold called the Easel Fold and I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial show how this quick and easy fold is created for you along with a printable PDF.

How to Create an Easel Card Video Tutorial

After watching the video do you want to make one too?

Well you’re in luck since I’ve created a PDF for you with step by step instructions to create this card along with a complete supply list too.

Dashing Deer Holiday Catalog Kick Off Easel Card Tutorial PDF

Easel Card Tutorial PDF

And today I thought I’d share some photos from the event with you.

Of course there was lots to see since we had a table with all the Designer Series Papers and some of the products you could touch and feel.

A table where you could see my upcoming Holiday Extravaganza Gifts & More projects. I’ll be sending out more information about this class room – make sure you are on my Newsletter List HERE so you can get all the details.

And of course some stamping fun!

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Enjoy! And if you love this card you’ll want to be sure to stop back next week when I’ll be sharing more cards made with this bundle!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dashing Deer (*147731/147728)

Inks: Early Espresso (147114) and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (147083)

Paper: Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (September Host Special), Early Espresso (119686), Garden Green (102584), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies (*147915), Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies (141706), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Clear Rhinestones (144220)

*Dashing Deer bundle (149934/149935)

 

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Spooky Treats

It’s almost fall and that means Halloween is right around the corner – If you love Halloween you’ll want to check out this fun card using the Spooky Treats & Winter Woods stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog.

This card uses simple sponging and masking to create a wonderfully spooky fall night!

How is it done? First you’ll create a mask using one of the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and a sticky note. Place the sticky note where you’d like it on your Whisper White card stock. Then sponge starting with the lightest color Crushed Curry in a circular motion to begin building the layers of color. Add some Pumpkin Pie and then finish with Blackberry Bliss. Remove the mask and you’re ready to finish stamping.

Yep, it’s that easy. Each time you’ll get a little different look based on your sponging which makes it a lot of fun.

And if you love this punch you’ll love this tip that Sara shared with us yesterday.

The Spooky Bat Punch (148014) cuts out the bats from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (147531) bat images! How cool is that?

You’re going to LOVE all the fantastic products in the Holiday Catalog! Why not come to my Holiday Catalog Kick Off and check them out? But hurry and RSVP by the end of the day September 12th so I’ll have enough goodies for everyone!

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Love this card? Then you’ll want to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more wonderful cards from a swap I recently hosted.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Spooky Treats (147719/147716) and Winter Woods (147658/147661)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708),  Blackberry Bliss (147092), Pumpkin Pie (147086), and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (147087)

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Blackberry Bliss (133675), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Spooky Bats Punch (148014), Layering Circle Framelits Dies (141705), Stampin’ Sponges (141337), and Clear Rhinestones (144220)

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Darling Label Punch Box Thank You

We’ve got a fantastic Tin available so I couldn’t resist getting one of these for myself.

Gorgeous right? and this tin contains ink, a clear block, stamps and even a punch! Got to love punches. At least I do, especially the ease of creating multiples or on the go! Keep the tin or fill it and give it as a gift. The choice is yours.

Today’s card was inspired by one that Stampin’ Up! did in training for us in our quarterly magazine.

I love the soft feel of this card that I’ll be sending out for this month’s Thank You to those that order.

Want to make some too? Here is a FREE Tutorial for the card.

Darling Label Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

(I’ll include a complete supply list below for you.)

And as I worked with the set I thought it would be nice to have a storage case for the stamp set too, since I’d like to put mine on my shelf with the other stamp sets – so I created a Standard Stamp Case Insert for it too.

Darling Label Punch Box Case Insert PDF

Simply print it off trim and slide into one of our Standard Stamp Cases (119105). If you like this, you’ll want to check out my Organizational items from the Current Catalogs and more. Simply click on the Organizational Category.

Happy stamping!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Darling Label Punch Box (146855)

Inks: Powder Pink (147147) and Soft Suede Classic Ink (147115)

Paper: Petal Pink (146985), Soft Suede (115318), Vellum (101856), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), 2″ Circle Punch (133782) and Paper Snips (103579)

 

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