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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Celebrating Winter with Color Theory

Hello stamping friends!  I know it's not even officially Fall yet, but I came across this card making idea from Patty Bennett's blog.  She used the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack to make this awesome winter themed card.  They've already had snow in Montana but I'm sure hoping it holds off for a long time here in Wisconsin!

Anyway, first the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Ink:  None
Paper:  Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Color Theory Memories & Mark Card Pack
Tools and Accessories:  Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Accessories, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive.

Directions:
I cut down one of the large cards with the snowflakex image from the Memories and More Card Pack, adhered it to a Soft Sky panel, and then to the Dapper Denim card base with SNAIL adhesive.  I then took the smaller card with the 'Let It Snow' sentiment, cut it down a bit, adhered it to a soft sky panel and then to the card front with SNAIL adhesive.

To make the snowflakes, I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the snowflake thinlits from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Die set, and cut one of each size using the Big Shot.  These were attached to the card with a drop of multipurpose glue.  You can't see it in the picture but the snowflakes are really glittery in real life!  I also used some clear Wink of Stella on the word 'snow'.

This layout would also work using other elements in the Card Pack and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

Easy Peasy!

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 15, 2017

MASCULINE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ok, I think we'll all agree that you can never have too many birthday cards.  I have to admit however, that when it comes to birthday cards, I have plenty for women and not so many for boys or men.  So, I decided to go easy on myself and make up a couple masculine cards.

First the card (which was recently sent to a 16 year old boy):



Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlit Die, Big Shot Diecutting Machine and accessories, Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponges, Gold Metallic Sequins, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive

Directions:  Card base is Soft Suede.  Cut mat of Bermuda Bay.  Cut mat of Soft Suede and run through the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  Lightly rub Early Espresso over the embossing to show detail. Attach to card base and mat with SNAIL.  Run Happy Birthday thinlit die through Big Shot using Bermuda Bay card stock.  Attach to card with liquid glue.  Embellish with gold metallic sequins using liquid glue.


This card was also made using Chocolate Chip and Lemon Lime Twist card stock, sponged with Basic Black, and embellished with Silver Metallic Sequins.



Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Life is a Beautiful Thing!

I love the set that this sentiment comes from!  It's the Colorful Season stamp set with coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  Buy them as a bundle and save 10%!

Anyway, this set is so awesome because it's a year-round set.  It has images for Spring, Summer, Fall, AND winter!  The card featured today is Fall themed.  In a future blog post I'll share the 4-season cards that I created with this set, to be used as a silent auction item at a church craft sale.

First the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Colorful Season
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Lemon Lime Twist, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Tools:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and accessories, SNAIL adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Directions:  Stamp the solid leaf stamps on the Very Vanilla card stock, stamping the large stamps off once before stamping on Very Vanilla.  Attach panel to Crumb Cake card base with SNAIL.  Using the larger cut out leaf thinlit, cut one each of Lemon Lime Twist, Always Artichoke, and Cajun Craze.  Attach to card front either with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen (I used the fine tip glue pen).

This card can be done in many different color combinations for Fall.  It can also be glitzed up with Wink of Stella, or rhinestones or metallic accents.  I kept it plain because I thought it might work well for a masculine card.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Still Here!

To those of you reading this, if that's anyone at all, you'll notice that I haven't been posting much lately.  That's because I've been working on MAKING cards and haven't had time to write up the instructions, and post them.  I'm currently out of town, and will be back in action on Thursday.  Hope to get something put up soon after that.

Stay tuned and happy stamping!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

It's Almost Fall But Still Summer So..........

I decided to continue with the summer theme with this card.  It's gotta be warm somewhere because it sure isn't here!

I really like the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating dies.  It makes it so easy to put together a very pretty card!  First the card:


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Paper:  Marina Mist, Powder Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Card Stock, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools and Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Crumb Cake 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon (retired), Sponge Daubers, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Directions:
Card base is Marina Mist, using a side fold.  Whisper White is cut to 4.5x4.5" square.  Using a scrap piece of paper and the 2-5/8" circle die, cut out the circle and center over the WW piece.  Using sponge daubers, apply Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Soft Sky into to simulate sand, water, and sky.  Attach to card front offsetting it to the right. Using branch and flowers and Adirondack Chair from Seasonal Layers Thinlits, cut out using Chocolate Chip for branch and Powder Pink for flowers and Wood Textures DSP stack for chair.  Attach with liquid adhesive as shown in photo.  Color rhinestones with gold color Sharpie marker.  (could also leave clear).  Attach to flower centers.  Tie ribbon on left of card.

So Easy!

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Life is a Beautiful Thing

Some days it just doesn't pay to try to be creative.  Today was one of those days.  I knew I had to make a card since I wanted to post something but didn't have anything new.  And I didn't want to spend half a day making a fancy card that only a few people would really appreciate.  So, I went to my computer and flipped through the cards that I'd saved from various blogs that I follow, and came across the following, created by Melissa Kerman @ Melissa's Crafting Treehouse.  I will admit to CASE'ing it pretty much as she did it and I really like how it turned out.  First the card:



Products Used:

Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Paper:  Early Espresso,  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Early Espresso
Embellishments:  1/4" Copper Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals

Directions:

Cut paper to following sizes:
     Early Espresso Card base:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
     Basic Black Mat:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8""
     Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (cut one each of 2 designs)  2-1/2" x 3-5/8"
     Very Vanilla Sentiment Piece:  2 x 2-1/8"
     Early Espresso Sentiment Mat:  2-1/4" x 2-3/8"

Assembly:
* Stamp sentiment on to Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink.  Attach sentiment piece to small Basic Black mat piece.  Set aside.
* Adhere two wood textures pieces to large Basic Black mat piece, trimming the patterned pieces if necessary so that enough black mat shows around edges.
* Take copper trim and with your fingers, spread out trim to approximately 1/2" wide.  Wrap around to back side of print/black mat piece and attach with Scotch tape.  Attach this piece to Early Espresso card base with adhesive.
* Using Stampin' Dimensionals, attach sentiment piece to left side of card front.  Using length of expanded copper trim, tie bow at right side of card front.  The shimmer and texture of this trim is simply gorgeous!!

This card is a really good one to use if you need a masculine card for that special guy in your life, or for any man who deserves a special card.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Enjoy Today

I try to live by this mantra every day, but some days are a bit tougher than others.  I just love this card idea using the Eastern Palace Suite items from Stampin' Up!  I CASE'd this card from Patty Bennett's website at www.Pattystamps.com.  First the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Eastern Beauty
Paper:  Whisper White Note Cards, Whisper White Card Stock, Color Theory Paper Stack
Ink:  Berry Burst
Tools:  Eastern Palace Medallion Framelits, Big Shot die Cutting machine and accessories
Accessories:  Glitter Enamel Dots

Directions:
Attached the Berry Burst 'ombre' piece from the Color Theory Paper Stack to the note card base.  I then cut the medallion shapes in the Whisper White Card Stock, and then stamped the images using the Berry Burst ink, and the Eastern Beauty stamp set, leaving room for the sentiment.  I then layered this piece over the Berry Burst 'ombre' piece.   I suppose you could use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the stamped element to the ombre piece, but I chose to leave it flat for ease of mailing.  I used a Glimmer Enamel Dot for the center of each cut out shape, and also to accent the sentiment.


I also did the same with the blue card, using Dapper Denim ink and the Dapper Denim 'ombre' sheet from the Color Theory Paper Stack.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!





Celebrating Winter with Color Theory

Hello stamping friends!  I know it's not even officially Fall yet, but I came across this card making idea from Patty Bennett's blog...