Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Playful Pals

Welcome to our latest Stamp Review Blog Hop!  Every first and third Monday of the month the SRC hosts a hop featuring ideas for one Stampin' Up stamp set.

This session we are using Playful Pals which is a fun builder style set for creating all kinds of animals.  I had a blast making these silly guys.
I got kind of primary school art-ish with these cards and pulled out collage materials.   The sheep's body is a cotton ball pulled into shape.  I also used a few products from the new Party Animal suite- the DSP, washi tape, ribbon and cute little party hat embellishments.
For the goofy bird I glued yellow and orange feathers to a cardstock circle and added the stamped features.   The "Happy Birthday" stamp used on both cards is from the Saleabration set Designer Tee.  
Thanks for stopping by!  Please click on the links below to see more Playful Pals projects!

Stamps:  Playful Pals,  Designer Tee (2017 Salabration)
Paper: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Whisper White cardstock,  Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Basic Gray
Punches:  Balloon Bouquet
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Thinlits.
Accessories:  Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Party Animal Designer Washi Tape, Party Animal Embellishments, White Bakers Twine


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Sweet Stack Edition

With the cold, snowy weather here in Michigan I am enjoying all things warm and comfy... fire in the fireplace, hot cocoa and warm snuggly kittens (yes we have a new one!)  

In my quest for warm and cozy I thought a set of quilt cards would be in order and I chose the tiny stamp with the sweet sentiment "Love You to Pieces" from our featured set Sweet Stack.

I adapted a stack-and-cut quilting technique for use with paper.  This makes a set of five coordinating cards so it is a great stash builder or a wonderful gift set.  Stack five pieces of designer series paper together and cut through the entire stack four times.  Then shuffle the papers and "viola!" five cards are almost done! 
Once the quilt pieces are assembled add some hand stitching and pretty little embellishments such as the Sending Love wooden hearts, Lace Doilies and tiny Sprinkles Embellishments.

Please see my video below for the detailed how-to's.  These are really delightful to make!


Well this wraps up the last Stamp Review Crew blog hop of 2016!  BTW we have a great website with all the past blog hops archived.  We already have a jump on planning for 2017 as well so come on back in the new year for more inspiration from the SRC!

Now to continue with the hop please click on one of the buttons below.  Sue and Twila projects are super!!

This way to Twila's Blog

This way to Sue's Blog

Stamps:  Sweet Stack
Paper: Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla cardstock,  Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Ink: Rick Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Stamp-n-Write Marker, Lace Doilies, Sprinkles Embellishments, Sending Love Embellishments

Friday, December 9, 2016

Snappy Shaker Card

My brother-in-law always has his camera handy for capturing family memories.  So I made him a birthday shaker card with the great retro style camera from the Pun Intended host stamp set.
One of the niftiest yet inconspicuous items in the main catalog are the Foam Adhesive strips.  They are thicker height-wise than Stampin' Dimensionals and just right for shaker and spinner cards.  
Of course this special card needed to be pretty flashy! Glitter Paper stars, metallic thread and Mica Flakes did the trick.
Stamps:  Pun Intended
Paper: Mint Macaron and Whisper White cardstock,  Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper
Ink: Dapper Denim 
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits
Punches: Classic Label
Accessories: Window Sheets, Adhesive Foam Strips,  Gold Glitter Paper, Mica Flakes Trio Pack, Gold Metallic Thread

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Scenes Candy Labels

Time for a Halloween party!    
Leah made the caramels (scary how good these are!) and I made the labels.  No stamping just silhouettes cut with the Halloween Scenes Edgelits and bits of Designer Series Paper for accents.  There are circles of the DSP on the plates too to add a fun tie in.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock,  Halloween Night Speciality Designer Series Paper
Big Shot:  Halloween Scenes Edgelits,  

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Perpetual Easel Calendar Tutorial

The fall holiday tutorial and challenge event on Splitcoaststampers will be wrapping up soon!  There is still time to play along.  My tutorial is posting today and is the last one of the event.   There are nine more so be sure to check them out!

My tutorial is for a perpetual calendar with flip numbers.  This would be a nice gift for someone special and it can be folded flat for mailing.  Just flip the bottom flap backwards.
The date on this one is our wedding anniversary!
Thirty one years with my amazing guy!!
You can make a more stepped-up version by adding to the basic design.  Some ideas are using die cuts to stamp on,  sponging two colors of ink on the numbers and stamping around the numbers.
If you make one be sure to post it in the Splitcoaststampers gallery!  
    Stamps:  Number of Years, Basket of Wishes
    Paper: Night of Navy and Whisper White Cardstock,  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper 
    Ink:  Night of Navy and Mint Macaron Classic Ink
    Punches:  1/16" Circle Handheld
    Big Shot:   Lots of Tags Framelits
    Accessories: 15 mm jump rings, Stampin' Dimemsionala, Floral Boutique Washi Tape
    Tools: Score Board, ruler, pencil, MISTI (optional)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Falliday Fest at Splitcoaststampers

Splitcoaststampers is having a fun fall stamping event right now.  Daily challenges and extra tutorials.  I had the fun "job" of creating one of the upcoming tutorials!

This is a card I made for one of the challenges:
The challenge was to use vibrant fall colors and include text on the card.

I created a collage of Halloween text and also added an itty bitty tag of text DSP as an accent.
The words (and the little bat) are from the Spooky Fun stamp set except for the "BOO".   That I borrowed from a retired set to give a bit of contrast in the text styles.

You can click on the banner below to join the Falliday Fest fun.  And later this week I will have details of my upcoming tutorial!

Pumpkin Card:
Stamps:  Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Happy Scenes (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze Cardstock,  Halloween Night Speciality Designer Series Paper, scrap of First Edition Speciality Designer Series Paper (retired) 
Ink:  Basic Black Archival
Punches:  1-1/4" Circle
Big Shot:  Layered Circles Framelits, Lots of Tags Framelits
Accessories:  3/8" Ribbon Silky Taffeta Combo Pack, Basic Black Metallic Thread,  Prismacolor Pencils

Friday, October 7, 2016

Stampin' Addicts 2016 Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Winter Holiday Blog Hop presented by the Stampin' Addicts!  Though it is hard to believe it is time to get a jump on crafting those cold weather projects.  It is only 78 days until Christmas!

Our daughter was particularly excited about the Yummy Little Christmas stamp set as she is a prolific baker and confection maker.   She makes more than we can (reasonably) eat so she shares goodies frequently with friends.  I created a trio of gift packages that will be perfect for some of her delicious treats.
These holders are the same style box with variations at the top of each.    I purposely kept the decorations and stamping simple so I can make more and have them on hand.  
Flap of DSP added that is cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits
Trimmed so that a flap remains at the top to fold over
Top is folded down to reveal the pretty double sided paper
Thanks for dropping in today!  Please click on the buttons below to hop on more Stampin' Addict creations!
This way to Rhonda's blog!

This way to Tanya's blog!

Stamps:  Yummy Little Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy and Whisper White cardstock,  Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobble, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits,  Layering Circles Framelits
Accessories: 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack, Metallic Thread Combo Pack