Friday, October 21, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

I'm friends with a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator who lives about 20 minutes from me.  We are going to go to OnStage Kansas City on November 5th together.  I meet her one year in St. Louis at a Regional event, just walked up to her table and asked if I could sit with her and some of her friends and once we got to talking found out that she lived really close to me!  Love how you can go to any SU event and make new friends!!

Anyway, she posted this card on her personal Facebook page, she used current products for her, but I'm showing you mine with retired products from the All is Calm that was offered two years ago!  Yes, I have products that really needs to be used up!!  Gloria's was done in red and mine is done in blue.

You really could use just about any color of Washi tape you have.  The deer is cut using the new Santa's Sleigh Thinlits using the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper and the sentiment I used is from Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.  I did use Pool Party with my Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp first, then applied the Washi tape over that.  The sequins are Bermuda Bay.  I used the Banner punch to make the banner with.  I will make another one but this time I want to try using Smoky Slate card stock for the reindeer to see how that will look too.  I used Thick Whisper White for the card base and then regular Whisper White for the card front.

I hope I have given you some ideas for your Christmas cards too.  Mary

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Merry Medley

Today I want to share with you some Christmas cards that I've been working on for the last week, using the same stamp set but trying to come up with some different ways to make them.

I choose the Merry Medley background stamp set this time.  After seeing one that Frances Martin made, I wanted to try my ideas out.  Frances did use the Background stamp with her's but I decided to try my cards without, but you could easily use it too with this set!

For the first one I did this:

I wanted to make it look like a present with the 3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon tied off on the side.  I also added some holly and berries from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and used the coordinating punch to punch them out with.

For the next one I did this:

For this one I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to add some greenery to the front along with with Linen Thread.

For the last one, this is what I did:

For this one I wanted to highlight one of the greetings on the background.  It is hard to see, but I did use some of the Real Red Metallic Thread behind the little panel.  Once again I use the Holly Berry Happiness set and punch.  Oh, on this one I used White Embossing to make the lettering stand out more too.

Card stock I used was Thick Whisper White for the card base, then Cherry Cobbler and then Basic Black.  Ink was Craft Whisper White.

I hope you enjoyed the different versions that I made to share with you!  Mary

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Fall

Hi everyone, I hope your week is off to a great start.  Mine is, if the wind doesn't blow us away today!!  It is very windy here, so that means the leaves will be covering the yard and the raking will begin :).

I got to play all day Sunday in the craft room and came up with some cute cards to share with all of you.  This one was inspired by Erica Cerwin, she used her's for a baby card but I used it for fall instead.

I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween set and some watercolor paper, and Aqua Painter to color in my cute little scarecrow.  I like to color so, this is fun for me to do!

I used the Labeler Alphabet set to make the greeting with.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge for the background.  Inks used where: Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Real Red.  Card stock is Very Vanilla, along with the DSP Petals & Paisleys with a thin strip of the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.  I used Linen Thread to finish it off with.

This is a thank you card that I will send out as a Thank You for any Online orders I receive.

Thank you for coming by, see you again soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cable Knit Sweater Card

Hello, hello.  Once again I'm going to showcase the Cable Knit embossing folder.

If you go to Pinterest, you will find all kinds of cards using this embossing folder and they are making them into "Ugly Sweater" cards!!  I'm going to be offering a local class to people and let them design their own ugly sweater cards, sounds like a lot of fun!!  Heck, a whole class on making sweaters would be great, think guy cards too.

Now the vision I had for this card was different, but I think I saved it so that I can mail it off to someone.  Kind of reminds me of a "Grandma Sweater" too.

I used once again the Pink Flamingo card stock for this card.  I did use half of a retired Paper Doily but the new ones will look great too!  I also used some of my bigger retired pearls for the buttons.  I did mount the card front onto some Blushing Bride card stock to make it look like flesh.

Next time I would make the Cable Knit the same size as the card base, but for my first try, it's not too bad!

Don't forget that selected Designer Series Paper is now buy three and get one free until October 31, 2016!

Hope to see you again soon, and thank you for coming by!  Mary

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cable Knit Embossing Folder Christmas Card

Good Monday afternoon to all of you.  I'm kinda of slow with the post today, had a rough week-end and just trying to re-coup from it.

I saw a card over on Linda Dalke blog using this embossing folder and Pink Flamingo card stock.  It goes really well with Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake too.  I decided to make it into a Christmas card.  I lightly sponged the embossing with some Pink Flamingo ink to highlight that more.

I used one of the Metallic Foil Doilies and some Gold Metallic Thread behind my sentiment, which comes from the stamp set Holly Berry Happiness.  I sprinkle around a few Gold Sequins too.

I really like this color combination, it is so pretty in person!

Thank you for stopping by!  Mary

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Part Three

Today I will share the final card that I made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas set.

I used my blender pen to color the little Eskimo in with some Crumb Cake ink.  You can't see it in this picture, but I used the Wink of Stella to add some simmer to the fur part of the parka.  I also used Night of Navy ink and card stock, along with some Linen Thread and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper.  Oh did you know that the whole month of October Stampin' Up! has a great deal on DSP, buy three packages and receive one free, great way to stock up!!  

Thank you for coming to see my creation this week, I appreciate you coming by!!  Mary

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Designer Series Paper Sale

Once again Stampin' Up! is offering their annual Designer Series Paper promotion!  It is a great time to stock up on all of your favorites.  You can choose from the selected Designer Series Paper packs that are listed below.  If you find some Designer Series Paper that you would like to order, I would appreciate your order!  You can order it HERE.  Thank you for your business, I've got a goal this year, I would like to earn the Alaskan Trip that demonstrators can earn this year!

  • Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016 
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion. 
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.

I also shared some templates with you to help jump start a few card ideas using DSP.

Have fun creating!  Mary

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Part Two

Thank you for coming back by to see another two Christmas cards that I made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, the Cookie Cutter Builder punch and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper!

Here are two more Christmas cards using the Crumb Cake Note cards.

I once again used the Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Dazzling Diamond Glitter paper, Black Memento, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Real Red inks.  I used a Blender pen to color Santa in with.  Also used were Whister White and Real Red card stock and the Cable Knit embossing folder.

Friday I will share one more card, see you than.  Mary

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas

This coming week I'm going to share some cute Christmas cards that were made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, the Cookie Cutter Builder punch and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper.  I recently signed up for Ronda Wade's Online Creative Convention and I signed up for the Make & Takes that she provided the instructions for.  These cute little Christmas cards were made with Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake Note cards.  I had a lot of relaxing time making them too!  Today I will share two of the five that I made.

On the reindeer one, I added Wink of Stella to the antlers and some of the Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine along with a rhinestone to the bow.  On the Teddy Bear one, I added a red bowtie and a rhinestone.  Inks used were Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Real Red.  Card stock is Whisper White and Real Red.

Please come back Wednesday to see two more!  Mary

Friday, September 16, 2016

Paper Pumpkin October 2015

Happy, happy Friday to all of you!

Here is another Paper Pumpkin set that I made last week.  Everything is included with the kits and you can grab and go with your little red box!

For this kit, I just followed the directions and had some nice cards ready to share when I need them!!

The bottom one was shown to be stamped with "Congrats", but I decided to make those into thank you cards instead.

Now off to finish this garage sale!  Mary