Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Festive Flower Punch by Stampin’ Up!

Festive Flower - Poinsettia

Just loved making this Poinsettia with the Festive Flower Punch from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.
You can purchase it as a bundle with the Reason for the Season stamp set and save 15%.  Not only can you make Poinsettia's, but can make many different flowers and colors with it.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jack O' Lantern Gift Bag

This is a gift bag I made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.   I also used the Sparkling Season stamp set and the Seasonal Frame Thinlets Die that can be purchased as a bundle.  I used the Happy Haunting DSP.  The Baker's Twine is the Very Vanilla. I used the Precision Base Plate to cut out the "spooky" and put it on the bag with 2-way Glue Pen.  The color is Tangelo Twist.  I punched out a circle of Tangelo Twist cardstock using the Big Shot. I inked up the chevron circle in the set with Tangelo Twist and stamped off and then onto the circle.  I stamped the jack-o-lantern face with Memento Black.  I thought it turned out really cute and plan to fill it with candy for Halloween for someone special.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wonderland Window

This is a card I made using the Wonderland stamp set and the Happy Scenes stamp set. The base of my card is Mossy Meadow and the second layer is Pear Pizzazz which I inserted into the Softly Falling TIEF and ran it through the Big Shot.   I stamped the tree images with Mossy Meadow and then used Versamark ink pad.  I then sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over it and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  TheNight of Navy window frame was made from the Hearth & Home Thinlet Dies.  The verse "All is calm, all is bright" is also from the Wonderland stamp set.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Happy Scenes - Halloween

This is card that I was inspired by Charlene Harreveld, but I put my own little twist into it.
The colors are Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Black Glimmer Paper, Happy Haunting DSP for the background and I cut out a little ghost to put in the lower window pane.  I cut a Spider Web doily in half to glue on one side.  I stamped the "Wishing you a Happy Halloween" on Whisper White cardstock about 2 1/2" in length.  I used the Word Window Punch by cutting the cardstock approximately 6/16" of an inch in width and inserted in the punch to round the end. I attached it with glue dots.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Peaceful Pines

This is similar to a card (Season's Sketches) I cased years ago.  I think I still have the stamp set, but it retired in 2007.
The new set is called Peaceful Pines in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.
The technique is bleaching!  Be sure to wear old clothes when using the bleach to make this card.

Stamp Set: Peaceful Pines

Cardstock:  Garden Green, Real Red

Ink:  VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, Garden Green Marker Bleach

Other:  3/8” Gold Glitter Ribbon, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, old artist paintbrush,

Glass cup for bleach, Tear and Tape, Dimensionals, Gold Metallic Star, Fine Tip Glue Pen



      1.     Base of the green is Garden Green cut at 5½” x 8½” and scored at 4¼”.

2.    The second layer is 4” x 5¼”  Real Red cardstock.  Stamp Christmas tree all over the 4” x 5¼” Real Red cardstock with the Versamark ink pad.

3.    Stamp one tree on the 2¼” x 4½ Real Red cardstock.

4.    Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with Heat Tool.

5.    Use paintbrush and bleach to color in the red part of the tree until it turns white.  Let dry completely!

6.    When dry, color in the trees with the Garden Green marker.

7.    Attach Tear and Tape on the back of the ribbon and attach to the middle of the 4” x 5¼” Real Red cardstock securing ends on the back with Tear and Tape.  Attach to the front of the card.

8.    Attach Gold Metallic Star to the top of the single tree with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

9.    Layer onto 2½” x 4¾” Garden Green cardstock.  Attach to the middle of the card with Dimensionals.



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sparkling Season

I'm in love with making shaker cards!  I had bought the To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit and learned how to make shaker cards from this kit.  So now, I couldn't wait to make a shaker card with the Sparkling Season stamp set. It can also be purchased as a Bundle to buy the Seasonal Frame Thinlets that go with.   I collect Snow Globes, so this was a perfect set to also make shaker cards.  My card uses Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  I also love snowmen!  Who doesn't?  It is a little early to think about snow especially since the weather has been in the 90's this week.  It is not too early to start thinking about making Christmas cards.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Christmas Cuties

 I love this little child from the new Christmas Cuties set.  He appears to be walking in the woods and getting ready to make snowballs from the snow mounds I created using the Build a Tree punch (clouds).  The new Woodland TIEF is the background and I ran it through the Big Shot Whisper White cardstock. Then I used a sponge dauber to color in the tree with Soft Suede (even though they are Birch trees that are supposed to be white). I used a sponge dauber with Soft Sky for the sky in between the trees.  I colored and cut out the little child and attached with Dimensionals.  This card was inspired by Michelle Zindorf.

Friday, September 4, 2015


Wonderland is a new set in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Just love those pine trees! The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler. The banner is also from this set and I used the Banner Triple Punch to create it. The background DSP is from the Merry Moments Paper Stack.  The ribbon is the Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim in the annual catalog.  The "Joy to All" is from the new Festive Fireplace set. I was inspired to create this card from the video that Sara did at Convention.

Festive Fireplace

This was my favorite Bundle in the new 2015 Holiday Catalog.  It is called Festive Fireplace and if you purchase the bundle, it comes with the Framelits Dies too.  I was inspired from a card I saw of a  video I viewed from the Convention.  The background paper is from the Cherries on Top DSP pack from the annual catalog.  The colors of the fireplace are  Cajun Craze and Real Red that I used with my Blender pens.  The wreath and other greenery is Old Olive.  The fire has Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and logs are Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. I colored in the wreath berries with Cherry Cobbler.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Watercolor Wings Double Slider Card

It has been a long time since I've made a Double Slider card and they are not that hard to make especially with this easy to follow video from Julie Davison HERE .  I used to use a plastic bag for the sliding mechanism but Julie cut 1-1/4" off of a large cellophane bag. Even though this technique is an oldie but a goodie, I wanted to use my new Watercolor Wings stamp set that came yesterday with the Bold Butterfly Framelits as a Bundle.  Of course, I had to use my favorite colors Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I also used the 1-1/4" Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and the Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine.  Hope you like it!