Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stack and Cut Quilt Card Video Tutorial

I have a new Christmas version of my Stack and Cut Quilt Cards made just for the weekly Splitcoaststamper tutorial.   These have been in planning mode since I saw the quilt stamps and framelits in the Holiday catalog back in July!

These are really easy to make!  The video is quite helpful in seeing how to do them.  For the written tutorial on the SCS site please click HERE.
Each card has different details and added techniques:

This one has dry embossing, felt embellishments, and a cutout from the Designer Series Paper.

Here the stitching is stamped and I lined up the DSP in the inlay to create a secondary design. There is also a bit of heat embossing in the bottom right.

 I used a marker to draw a variety of stitching lines on this one.

Here I used the framelits to make the medallion - the gingham is my favorite pattern in this DSP!

And for this one I added more gingham in the corners- these were left overs from die-cutting the last card pieces.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Christmas Quilt
Paper:  Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black Stamp’ n Write Marker, Versamark
Accessories: Stitched Felt Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Black Vintage Crochet Trim
Big Shot:  Quilt Top Textured Impressions Folder, Quilt Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits
Punches: Classic Label

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Graveyard Gate Composition Notebook

When back-to-school sales are in season I can never resist picking up a few composition notebooks.  They are the perfect size for so many things and they make a great canvas for creating layouts.

I really had fun playing around with different arrangements of Halloween stamps and papers for this!
The Detailed Gate takes a bit of work to push out all the intricate pieces when die-cutting but it is worth the effort.

Love the lock and key!

By cutting just a section of a graphic design you can get some interesting effects
Stamps:  Graveyard Gate
Paper: Spooky Cat Designer Series Paper, Basic Black and Basic Grey cardstock, Silver Foil
Ink:  Basic Black and Basic Grey Archival Ink, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Markers
Big Shot:  Detailed Gate Framelits
Punches:  1-1/4" Circle
Accessories:  Fine Tip Glue

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Spooky Cat Edition

Welcome to the latest Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  At each stop you will see ideas using the fun Stampin' Up set Spooky Cat.  We have our blogs permamently linked in a circle but if you encounter any difficulties just click on the banner above to be taken to a complete list of Stamp Review Crew members and blog links.

My spooky projects are all based on the same simple box.  

The little box perfectly fits both a kleenex pack

and fun size candy bars.

By turning three of the boxes on their side I made a mini set of shelves.   A stylish witch needs all her potions and hats organized of course!

The Spooky Cat set has so many cute little stamps.  I feel like I barely scratched the surface using them.  That is one of the wonderful things about the Stamp Review hops... other members will have oodles more samples using all the spooky goodies!  Click on the buttons below to see them all!

Directions for the little box:  
Cut cardstock 2-1/4" X 7"
On the long side score at 2-1/4", 3-1/4", 5-1/2" and 6-1/2"
Turn and score at 1-1/4 along the length.
Cut on the lower scorelines to form tabs and fold into a box.
The handles are 3/4" in width.  I just eyeballed the length for both little baskets.

This way to Mickey's projects!

This way to Cindy's blog!

Stamps:  Spooky Cat
Paper:  Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink:   Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Fig and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink, Basic Black Archival Ink
Punches: Cat and Classic Label

Friday, October 13, 2017

Inking Up the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inking Up the Season Blog Hop brought to you by Inky Friends!  We have a great little hop planned that features winter holiday stamp sets from the 2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.  

For more info about the Inky Friends stamping group and a list of blog participants please click on the banner below.  

My little project is a set of place card holders for your holiday table using the Season to Sparkle stamps and matching Chandelier Thinlits.
For each holder I snipped off the top and bottom of three chandelier diecuts and glued them back to back leaving the tops unglued to have a space to insert the place card.

The tiny candle stamps are so cute!  I added diagonal lines to them with a marker to make them striped.
There are a bunch of itty bitty stamps in this set for a super variety of occasions.  I think someone really had fun designing this set!

Thanks a bundle for stopping by today!  Please click on the buttons below to see more wonderful wintery ideas!

This way to Sharleen's Merry Little Labels projects

This way to Sara's Smitten Mitten projects
Stamps:  Season to Sparkle, Thoughtful Banners
Paper:  Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock
Ink:  Garden Green and Real Red Classic Ink,  Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Markers
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Chandelier Framelits
Accessories:  Fine Tip Glue


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful You Edition

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!   Our international crew highlights one Stampin' Up stamp set on each blog hop.  Hops are the first and third Mondays of the month and are a great way to get lots of ideas for using a set!   

If you click on the banner below you will be taken to the Stamp Review Crew website which has a complete list crew members and you can see all the past hops as well.
Our stamp set this time is the Beautiful You set with lovely sketched figures and lots of sentiments. I used a combination of masking and paper piecing to make this Halloween card.
To make her hat and dress I stamped the image on a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.  (I used Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.)  When I cut it out I extended the hat into a point to make a witch's hat.
The pretty stamped jewels are from the Season to Sparkle stamp set
Next I stamped the figure on Vanilla Cardstock masking off the right side.    I then I masked the left side and stamped again putting her leg in a position touching the ground.  I liked that this gave her a very "in charge" stance.

On the inside I did a bit of masking as well to change the "Happy Birthday, Gorgeous" to "Halloween".

Beautiful You stamps used
Season to Sparkle stamps used

Thanks so much for hopping with the Stamp Review Crew.  Please click on the buttons below to see more BEAUTIFUL projects!

To Cindy's BEAUTIFUL projects!

To Karen's BEAUTIFUL projects!

Stamps:  Beautiful You,  Season to Sparkle
Paper:  Spooky Cat and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant Classic Basic Black Archival Ink, Versamark Ink
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Chandelier Framelits
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals