Monday, October 29, 2012

Snow Festival Christmas Cards



One of the papers in the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper Pack has really cute squares of holiday images, making it really easy to make a whole pack of Christmas cards.  Here are just two of the cards I made using this great paper.
 
To embellish the cards I just added either a layer behind my images, or added additional cut paper to the front of the card, and added a sentiment where needed.  It doesn't get much easier than that.
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler #119685, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128, Baja Breeze #111352
Designer Series Paper:  Snow Festival #126908 (Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs #122495 W or #122497 C
Ink:  Chocolate Chip #126979
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821 (Holiday Mini)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

She always wanted a designer purse!



Petite Purse Die filled with Hershey Chocolates. 
Great items to sell at craft fairs too!

 
Well, maybe it is not quite the Designer Purse she had in mind, but fill it with some chocolate, or maybe some special jewelry to make it a gift she will like. 
 
To make the purses I cut my Designer Series Paper with my Big Shot and the Petite Purse Bigz L Die.  I embellished them with a snowflake from the Snow Flurry Bigz Die and added a Glimmer Brad.  They are so easy to assemble, requiring just a small strip of Sticky Strip on each edge, and two small brads to attach the handle.  I filled them with wrapped Hershey Chocolates, but you could fill them with so many things.
 
The following were used:
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Petite Purse Bigz L Die #125606, Snow Flurry Bigz Die #127813 (Holiday Mini)
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294
Designer Series Paper:  Snow Festival #126908 (Holiday Mini)
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Baja Breeze #111352, Real Red #102482
Embellishment:  Basic Glimmer Brads #121003, 3/16" Neutral Brads #119736
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yummy Cake!


With paper as yummy as the piece used here, from the Patio Party designer paper pack, there was not a lot of stamping done on my card.  But, I think the recipient gets the message - what good is a birthday without the cake!
 
Using the colors that were dominate in my designer paper, I started with a card base of Primrose Petals, followed by layers of Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.  I layered my Designer Paper onto another piece of Primrose Petals, and added a piece of Baja Breeze in the background for added dimension and color.  A cute little In Color Dahlia was just the perfect size and embellishment needed for my Baja Breeze layer. 
 
In addition, I embossed my Summer Starfruit paper with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, added some Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and my stamped and punched sentiment to finish the card.
 
By having the colors of your Designer Series Paper printed right in the catalog, it makes it easy to coordinate your card or project.  Whenever I get a new pack of Designer Series Paper, I immediately write the names of the coordinating card stock right on the back of white thick paper that is packaged with each pack.  This way, whenever I reach for my paper, I have the list of coordinating colors handy. 
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals #126841, Midnight Muse #126843, Summer Starfruit #126830, Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Patio Party #126916
Ink:  Primrose Petals #126858
Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin #126844
Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake #121899 W or #121958 C
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907, Scallop Oval #119856
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Snail #104332
Embellishment:  In Color Dahlias #127556
 
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday Lollipops!


Recycled brad and button containers were used to make birthday lollipops!

 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Cindee Wilkinson gets the credit for this idea.  I love the fact that I was able to use a lot of my empty containers.  I knew I kept them for some reason, and Cindee gave me the perfect inspiration to recycle and create.
 
To make the lollipops I first cleaned out my containers, and made sure to use ones where the lids fit tightly.  I then cut some Designer Series Paper with my 1 3/4" Circle Punch, and then stamped my Happy Birthday ribbon and sentiment from the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set and placed both of these pieces on  my lid.  For the stick, which I purchased at a local craft store, I punched a hold in my container using my retired Crop-a-Dile and used my hot glue gun to keep it in place.  I filled my container with wrapped candy and tied some ribbon onto the stick for added embellishment.
 
You could make these for any occasion.  Just change your paper and sentiment, and you have a fun treat idea and can feel good about recycling those empty containers too.
 
The following were used:
Stamp Set:  Blue Ribbon #125979 W or #125981 C
Punches:  1 3/4" Circle #119850, 1 3/8" Circle #119860, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874 (to use this punch on your blue ribbon image, cut your ribbon and one scallop on each side at the bottom - then slip your cut piece through your scallop circle punch, lifting up the cut pieces and punch - this saves a lot of cutting)
 
I also used a variety of inks, papers, and ribbons.
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

s{ick} Get well Card


 
Today's card uses a leftover cut Labels Collection Framelit for one of my layers.  The card I posted on Wednesday was made with the cut out center being used to place my sentiment.  I just saved the piece for this card and changed the colors to coordinate. 
 
My card base of Tangerine Tango Card Stock was embossed using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  For my layers, I cut three different Labels Collection Framelits, one in Lucky Limeade, one is my leftover piece of Floral District Designer Paper, and one in Whisper White.  I stamped my sentiment onto the small Whisper White framelit and placed it onto the other layers using dimensionals.  A small piece of Tangerine Tango 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon was placed in the corner for a bit more embellishment.
 
When I cut openings using any of my framelits I put the cut pieces in a container that I keep near my work station.  You never know when you might need a cut piece, and by having them nearby it inspires me to find ways to use them for another project. 
 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango #111349, Lucky Limeade #122926, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Floral District #126919
Ink:  Tangerine Tango #126946
Stamp Set:  Word Play#120308 W or #120651 C
Ribbon:  Tangerine Tango 1/2" Scallop Dots #124144
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819 (Holiday Mini)
Adhesive:  Snail #104332, Dimensionals #104430
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Daydream Medallions Thanksgiving Card


 
What a perfect spot to put my Gratitude sentiment.  Right in the middle of my stamped medallion.  Now I could of cut the medallion out with a Floral Frames Framelit Die, but I liked just stamping my sentiment and image right in the middle instead.
 
My card base is Old Olive card stock, with an embossed layer of Crumb Cake, and then another smaller piece of Old Olive that was also embossed.  I cut a piece of Cajun Craze card stock to bring out a bit more color, and stamped my images onto Very Vanilla card stock.  A small bow at the bottom was added for more embellishment.
 
This was one of the cards offered at this month's stamp class, and there are none left so I think the ladies liked it. 
 
The following were used:
Card stock:  Old Olive #100702, Crumb Cake #120953, Cajun Craze #119684, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Cajun Craze #126965, Old Olive #126953
Stamp Sets:  Daydream Medallions #126465 W or #126467 C, Day of Gratitude #120835 W or #121148 C
Ribbon:  Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Delicate Design Folders #127023

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

From My Heart Thank You


 
By framing my sentiment around my Designer Series Paper the boldness of the statement really stands out, making this thank you card a bit more special.  
 
I started my card with a card base of Marina Mist card stock, followed by a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of Floral District Designer Series Paper that was cut out in the center with a Label Collections Framelit.  The opening the framelit created was the perfect size for my sentiment which was stamped directly onto my Whisper White layer.  I placed the DSP onto my card stock using dimensionals so it would stand out, and finished it off with a Rich Razzleberry bow. 
 
Framelits are so easy to use, and they let you cut anywhere on your card which gives you so much more flexibility in your design.  As an added bonus the card I will be posting tomorrow uses the left over piece of Designer Series Paper that was cut out of the center in this card.  Always great to have a cut piece all ready to use in another project.
 
The following were used:
Card stock:  Marina Mist #119682, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Floral District #126919
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry #126950
Stamp Set:  From My Heart #126555 W or #126557 C
Ribbon:  Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain #126876
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598
Adhesive:  Snail #104332, Dimensionals #104430

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Boooooo!!!


 
More Halloween fun with the Googly Ghouls stamp set!
 
I embossed my Very Vanilla card stock and strips of Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper with the Spider Web embossing folder to create a web on the whole card.  I stamped my Boooo sentiment on with Basic Black ink and cut it out using my Big Shot and an Apothecary Accents Framelit.  I placed this on with dimensionals so I would have some room to run my Early Espresso Baker's Twine through a small punched hole at the bottom.  Now, I could of used the spider that comes with this stamp set, but instead I used the spider from the Spooky Bingo Bits set.  I didn't even realize a spider came with the Googly Ghouls set - and I have used the set several times.  Oh well, I will chalk that one up to age!!  I cut the spider out and placed him onto my web of threads using a dimensional.
 
I also added some of my leftover eyes from my Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, and placed one in every o of my sentiment. 
 
The following were used:
Card stock:  Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone #126906 (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Basic Black #126980
Stamp Sets:  Googly Ghouls #128060 W or #128063 C (Holiday Mini), Spooky Bingo Bits #118738 W or #120600 C
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Spider Web Embossing Folder #120889, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Ribbon:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine #123124
Embellishment:  Googly Eyes from the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit #126914 (Holiday Mini)
Adhesive:  Snail #104332, Dimensionals #104430
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Reindeer Poop! I know it's not the best caption, but it gets your attention doesn't it.


 
Ok, so it's not really Reindeer Poop, but another item for my Craft Fairs that the kids really seem to like. 
 
My Reindeer Poop was created by filling a medium cellophane bag with chocolate raisinets.  The bag was a bit larger than I wanted it to be so I trimmed off an inch from the top.  To keep it closed I ran a piece of Old Olive Cardstock through my Big Shot using the Top Note Bigz Die and then embossing the cut piece with the retired Snowburst Embossing Folder.  I printed out the saying on my computer, and then cut it down to fit on the Top Note Die.  I added my little reindeer and then some Real Red Ribbon to dress it up. 
 
I have seen several versions of this fun treat, and for me, tying the ribbon through the top of the Top Note Die seemed like a nice way to not only decorate it, but also makes it convenient to carry.
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482
Ink:  Chocolate Chip #126979    Marker:  Real Red #100052
Stamp Set:  Jolly Bingo Bits #120857 W or #121187 C
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain #127865
Punches:  Postage Stamp #122344, 1" Square #124094
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463
Packaging:  4" x 6" Cellophane Bags #102757
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Halloween!


 
I really like the bold patterns in the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, in the Holiday Catalog.  This is one of the cards I had at last month's stamp class, and one of the ladies didn't need any Halloween cards, so she just used the same layout and papers, changed her images, and she had a nice fall card.  For a Halloween card, I really liked the cute witch.  She is not too scary, and perfect for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. 
 
After I stamped my witch onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Black ink, I colored in her hat and buttons using my Tangerine Tango marker to give her a bit more color.  Another new item used on this card is the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch.  It is the perfect size for my sentiment, and by placing it on with dimensionals, my ribbon bow was able to set nicely behind it.
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Gray #121044, Basic Black #121045
Designer Series Paper:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone #126906 (Holiday Catalog)
Stamp Sets:  Googly Ghouls #128060 wood or #128063 clear (Holiday Catalog), Wicked Cool #118738 wood or #120600 clear
Punches:  1 1/4" Scallop Circle #127811 (Holiday Catalog), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, 2 1/2" Circle #120906
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding #120999
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Snail #104332
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

More Coasters with Designer Series Paper

Yesterday, I posted pictures of tile coasters that I made by stamping on the images.  Here are the pictures of two of the sets I made using Designer Series Paper.  The possibilities are endless and once again, this is a very easy project to do, as long as you have patience waiting for your sealing layers to try.

 
 
To make these coasters I once again started by cleaning off the clear tiles.  I then decided what Designer Series Papers I wanted to use and cut them into 4 x 4 squares.  My first step to adhering the paper was to spread a thin layer of Mod Podge onto my tile and then addding my paper.  I then took my Brayer and rolled it over the tile to get out any air bubbles and adhere my paper to the tile.  While I let the Mod Podge set for a bit, I continued to do this step to about 12 more tiles. 
 
Next I went back over these now papered tiles with another layer of Mod Podge.  I let this set for about 30 minutes, and then went back again and gave it another coat.  I let all of my tiles set over night before adding my Clear Sealer.  I sprayed the tiles twice with the clear sealer, waiting about one hour in between.  After they were dry, I added my felt pads to the bottom and tied them up with ribbon.
 
So the tiles are really easy to make, they just take time because you need to let your layers dry in between.  The possibilities are endless.  Whether you are stamping them or adding paper to them, you can make coasters for any occasion.  Have fun experimenting!
 
The following Stampin' Up! products were used:
Tools:  Brayer #102395
Designer Series Paper:  First Edition Specialty #121878, Comfort Cafe #126898
 
 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tile Coasters

Looking for another way to hand make a Christmas gift? Just purchase some plain tiles at a local hardware store, and use Staz-On ink and your favorite stamp sets to dress them. Here are just a few of the ones I have made. In two days I was able to make 80 coasters, that is the amount of tile that comes in one box. 40 of them were made with stamped images, and another 40 were made using Designer Series Paper. I packaged them in groups of four. I will show some of the ones made with Designer Series Paper tomorrow
Made four of each ot these two designs

Made four of each of these two designs
 
By
These four went as a set.

These four went as a set


Tied with ribbon to keep them secure and easy way to package.
 
 
To make the tile coasters, I first cleaned each tile off to make sure there were no oils or dirt on them.  I then took my stamps and using StazOn Ink, I stamped on my images and left them dry overnight.  I then sealed them by using a clear acrylic sealer that I purchased at a local craft store.  I sprayed on two light coats, waiting about an hour in between each one.  After the sealer was dry, I turned them over and put little felt pads in the corners.  I then tied them up in pretty ribbon.  So simple, but yet a really nice gift not just for Christmas, but for any occasion. 
 
The following Stampin' Up! products were used: (current products listed only)
Ink:  Black StazOn #101406
Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes #127322 wood or #127324, Evergreen #127970 or #127973 clear (Holiday Mini), Day of Gratitude #120835 wood or #121148 clear,  By the Seashore #126530 wood or #126532 clear, Elements of Style #118611 wood or #120045 clear, Happy Hour #126640 wood or #126642 clear, More Merry Messages #126400 wood or #126402 clear

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wine Bottle Gift Tags


A nice gift tag to go with a bottle of wine or other liquor.


 
With all of the holiday parties coming up, I thought it would be nice to create some wine bottle gift tags.  Even if you are not expected to bring anything to the party, I still like to take the host a nice bottle of wine.  These easy to make tags can dress up a  bottle and make the gift feel a bit more special.
 
To make the tags I cut my cardstock to measure 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" and scored it at 2 1/2".  I rounded the corners using the 3/16" Corner Punch and dressed them up using a variety of ribbon, Designer Series, Paper and sentiments.  To make the opening for the bottle I punched a hole in the top with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  To decorate the circle and make it sturdier, I punched another 1 3/8" circle into coordinating cardstock, and then lined up my 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch over the cut out circle and punched out the scallop circle.  I find that is easier to do than trying to line up my circle punch over my cut scallop circle.  This way I can see exactly where my scallops are lining up. 
 
To dress them up even a bit more you could tie more ribbon around the neck of the bottle, but for now I think I will leave mine like this.
 
The following were used: (Only current products listed)
Cardstock:  Real Red #102482, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Gumball Green #126840, Baja Breeze #111352
Designer Series Paper:  Be of Good Cheer #126896, Snow Festival #126908 (Holiday Mini)
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages #126400 wood or #126402 clear, Tags til Christmas #120847 wood or #121169 clear, Happy Hour #126640 wood or #126642 clear
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/4" Stitched  Grosgrain #126875
Punches:  3/16" Corner #119871, 1 3/8" Circle #119860, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, Decorative Label #120907, 1 1/4" Square #119865, 1 3/8" Square #119877
Ink:  Real Red #126949, Cherry Cobbler #126966, Baja Breeze #126960
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sticky Note Pad Teacher Gifts





 
Sticky note pad holders.  For this picture they are propped up against my white background.  When in use, they would sit on a desk or counter at a slight incline.

The sentiment which is from a retired stamp set says:
We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill
 
Need a gift for your child's teacher, why not make some cute desk top sticky note pad holders.  If your children are out of school like mine, and don't need teacher gifts anymore, theses also make great gifts for coworkers and really anyone who uses a computer, sits at a desk, or has a busy household and is always looking for a piece of scrap paper when the phone rings, or any occasion when the pen is always missing and you just need to write something down.
 
To make the holders, I first purchased some clear photo frames from the dollar store.  These are the kind that have the little lip or ledge in the back (at least that is what I would call it) so when it is used for pictures the frame stands up.  To use it for the sticky notes, I keep the ledge at the top, this way the holder can sit on your desk instead.
 
I decorated them by cutting Designer Series Paper to fit the measurements of my frames.  I slid the paper inside the frame where there is an opening.  To keep it secure I placed a small piece of Sticky Strip at the top (this goes in the back of the holder).   The Sticky Strip can not be seen because I further decorated my holders with Embossed Card Stock.  I also added another piece of the DSP to the lip in the back. I then added my Sticky Notes by placing Sticky Strip on the back of the note pad and placing it directly onto the front of the clear frame.  Remember, my Designer Series Paper was slipped in behind the frame where the opening is so the note pad sits directly on top.  This way when the note pad is empty it will be easy to just replace it.  No paper to rip, just remove the last piece and put another pad on top.  I added my sentiment, sponged some ink around the edges and cut it out with my Big Shot and a Window Framaes Collection Framelit.  I secured this onto my cardstock with snail adhesive. 
 
I wasn't sure how I wanted to secure my pen, so I just tied coordinating ribbon around the entire holder to keep it in place. 
 
The following were used (current products listed only):
Designer Series Paper:  Twitterpated #125406, Birds of a Feather #126899
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant #126969, Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant #126969, Baja Breeze #126960
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Windows Frames Collection Framelits #129021 (Holiday Mini), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819 (Holiday Mini), Stamping Sponges #101610
Ribbon:  Elegant Eggplant 1/2" Scallop Dot #124143, Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding #122331
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294, Snail #104332
 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Snowman Kisses


 
Snowman Kisses completed
 
Well, if it seems that I have been posting a lot of projects that are for Christmas and craft fairs, you are right. I am trying to stay ahead of the game before I have to make some shower invitations, and wedding favors for friends.  So, I hope you don't mind another holiday project that I thought was a lot of fun to make, and one that I know my grandchildren will really like too.
 
To help you make your own, I will try to include as many pictures and instructions as I think you will need.  I got help from so many different demonstrators who have also made these, and once again I have just changed things around a bit so I could use the stamp sets and colors I had in mind.  But special thanks to Heidi Boos who has a lot of great ideas on her blog as well and inspired me the most when I made my Snowman Kisses.
 
Side view.  Snowman Kisses punched out with Modern Label punch.
 
 
First, I cut Bashful Blue cardstock to measure 5" x 3" and scored at 2 1/4" and 2 3/4".  I then round the corners using the 3/16" corner punch.  Here you are looking at the back view.  Next, it is important to place your ribbon on before going any further.  I added two small pieces of sticky strip on each side to keep the ribbon in place.  Then I punched a circle using the 1" circle punch.  Just line this up where you want the bottom of your snowman to be.  This is where you will see the tic-tacs (kisses).
 
Inside view
 
After the ribon is in place, secure your tic tacs.  I used Sticky Strip to get a good hold.
 
 
Now you can tie it together, and add your front piece which measures 1 14/16" x 2 14/16".  I rounded these corners also, and punched my circle, lining it up with the bottom circle.  Now you can make your snowman.  I have seen several using a large stamped snowman, but since I didn't have that I made one using more 1" circles, and to make the hat I punched Basic Black cardstock with the 1" Square punch and Word Window punch, and trimmed them both down to get the look I wanted.  I used a black marker for the eyes and coal, and a sliver of Pumpkin Pie cardstock fo the carrot nose.
 
 
 
The saying I tied with Linen Thread to my Real Red ribbon goes as follows:
 
He's cute, cuddly, and full of good wishes.
He wants to give you these snowman kisses!
 
 
Now, some people prefer to have the saying on the inside of the holder, but I liked it on the outside, and it punched out nicely with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.  I thought it was nice that people could read it without opening it up.  Again, you can decorate and make your snowman anyway you want, but this worked for me.  In addition, I stamped some small snowflakes on my Real Red cardstock.  I thought it needed a bit of dressing up.  Have fun making your own, and I hope my instructions help, but if you need any more clarification just leave me a comment, or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to be of more assistance.
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue #105120, Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Basic Black #121045
Ribbon: Real Red 1/4" Stitched #126875, Linen Thread #104199
Punches:  Modern Label #119849, 3/16" Corner #119871, 1" Circle #119868, Extra-Large Oval #119859, 1 " Square #124094, Word Window #119857
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294, Snail #104332
Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334


 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Santa's Key


 
If you know a child that worries Santa won't make it to their house because they have no chimney, then this is the perfect gift for them.  Santa's Magic Key is a cute poem that goes like this:
 
You have no chimney
And do fear
Santa may not visit this year.
But there's a legend
We hope it's true
Of magic only Santa can do.
If you leave out
this special key
and whisper "Santa, I believe..."
His magic
will make the key fit right
and Santa will visit you
Christmas Eve  night!
 
This is not my original poem, and I have read several versions that are similar, and this is the one I liked best.  I thought the best way to display it was to first print it out using my computer and then cutting it with the Top Note Bigz Die.  I trimmed this layer down, so it would fit over another Real Red Top Note Die that I cut.  I stamped the small Santa in the corner, and attached my key.  To keep the key in place I put a glue dot in the front, and after I wrapped my silver cord around the back I secured it with a piece of scotch tape, and then to hide the tape, I cut a small piece of Real Red cardstock to cover it.  To package it, I placed it in a 4" x 6" Cellophane Bag, added some Real Red cardstock and Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper for the bag topper, and labeled it Santa's Key.
 
When I am making small items like this, I always try to find a cute way to package them.  I think if I just left it by itself, and didn't put it in the bag it wouldn't look as special.  Now, I can give them out myself as little presents, or have them on display at my craft fairs.   
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730,  Real Red #102482
Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer #126896
Stamp Set:  Jolly Bingo Bits #120857 wood or #121187 clear
Ink:  Real Red #126949
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463
Punch:  Scallop Oval #119856
Packaging:  4" x 6" Cellophane Bags #102757
 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Original card for class
 
Alternate versions, using different stamp sets
 
 
I am having fun with the Triple Layer Stamping.  It is really easy to do, once you have the dimensions for your layers.  The top card is the original card I had prepared for my October stamp class.  I had left over materials, so once again I created three different cards, all with the same cut materials. 
 
The dimemsions I used are: 
Card base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" - (this will also be your 1st dark layer)
Additional dark layers:  4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and 3 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Lighter Layers - (the layers you stamp your images onto)  5 1/4" x 4", 4 1/4" x 3", 3 1/4" x 2"
 
Before you start stamping, take and center your three lighter layers together.  I used a removable adhesive to keep them together.  Now, stamp your images onto all three layers.
 
Remove your adhesive from these layers, and place them onto the coordinating darker layer.  Place all of your layers together onto your card base making sure to line up your stamped images.  Before I placed my two smaller layers onto my last larger layer, I tied on my ribbon.
 
Have fun experimenting with this technique.  It is really fun to see what you come up with once all of the layers are put together.
 
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry #115316, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry #126850, Pumpkin Pie #126945, Old Olive #126953, Soft Suede #126978, Crumb Cake #126975, Always Artichoke #126972, So Saffron #126957
Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style #118611 wood or #120045 clear, Mixed Bunch #125535 wood or #125537 clear, Gently Falling #123802 wood or #123804 clear, By the Seashore #126530 wood or #126532 clear, Friendly Phrases #126149 wood or #126151 clear, Petite Pairs #122594 wood or #122497 clear, Thoughts & Prayers #113252 wood or #127805 clear, Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear
Ribbon:  Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta #119256,  Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding #122332
Embellishment:  Neutrals Designer Buttons #119743