Christmas in July Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi Stampers!

This beautiful antique style Christmas card, was incredibly easy to create, and it can also be quickly transformed to be a winter card. It could even be a sympathy or thinking of you card ,with the change of a sentiment!

It was a card idea I had in my head, and then when I started stamping it, I didn’t love it. Then I had the thought to change it to an older, vintage postcard style of card, and the magic began.

I stamped the pine trees first in the background,onto a Very Vanilla panel by inking the stamp in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off once first, then stamped the image. I stamped the smaller reindeer in Crumb Cake, and finally the larger centerpiece Reindeer in Early Espresso. I filled in the bigger deer with a blender pen and the Early Espresso ink pad, and also used those tools to add shadowing to the deer for depth of field. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso as well, but I still was not completely satisfied with the look. So I ran a small clear block along the edge of the card stock to rough it up a bit and give an aged curl.  I then used the flat side of the sponge dabbed lightly all over the front in Crumb Cake to finish the aged patina.

I am so thrilled with how this turned out, but it needed a touch of a red color to slightly brighten it, but not a bright red, so I turned to the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon to add a slight color pop. I added the ribbon to a piece of Be Merry DSP with bit of Snail Adhesive. I mounted the front panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some height and visual interest. Then adhered them to a Garden Green card stock base.

I didn’t stop there, for the inside I added the Pine Boughs in Garden Green ink by stamping them first full ink, then again without reinking to fill in the negative space. I sponged the edges as well in Early Espresso, and added the sentiment in that same ink as well.

I finished the front of the card, with some tiny touches of Clear Wink of Stella. I thought it added a bit of wintery Christmas magic.

Measurements

Base: Garden Green 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

DSP layer: 4″ by 5 /14″

Very Vanilla front: 3 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Inside Very Vanilla panel: 4″ by 5 1/4″

So, what do you think? I am really pleased and think I may actually use this design as my family Christmas card…….well, until I get ahold of the 2017 Holiday Catalog I suppose 😉

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XO Rach

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Supplies

144406 Nature Sings clear mount stamp set

144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper

101650 Very Vanilla  card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

126974 Early Espresso ink pad

144117 Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Stitched Ribbon

141337 Stampin Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Pieces & Patterns, Stampin’ Up!


This fun new stamp set will steal the show when it debuts in the all new 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog. 

I used Cajun Craze cardstock and ink for the Dino and I stamped a mushroom and raindrop image with Crumb Cake all onto Very Vanilla card stock. I added a touch of Always Artichoke with the Stampin’ Write marker for some added detail and depth. 

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I punched it out with the Classic Label punch. 

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Replay of LIVE Periscope, Stamp Therapy :) Stampin’ Up, Lovely as a Tree

This is a repost from last April 27th, 2016. Thank you for taking the time to look again. My dziadzi will always be special to me<3

 

 

For those of you who missed it, or may not have Periscope, here’s a video I did earlier today.

 

 I‘m using one of the oldest running Stampin’ Up stamp sets in honor of my grandfather who was 100 years young, that sadly passed away today. What better way to honor a carpenter who created things until he was a spry 98, than with some crafty creativity!!

 

 

I used :

# 127793 Lovely as a Tree stamp set

# 122959 Watercolor Paper

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

# 105119 Always Artichoke card stock

# 120953 Crumb Cake card stock

# 140931 Archival Black ink pad

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

# 126979 Chocolate Chip ink pad

# 131181 Soft Sky ink pad

# 103954 Aquapainter

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set

Also thankfully the TEENY TINY WISHES stamp set is NOT Retiring!!
Its a great set, so thank goodness.

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A gift for you, Merry Christmas EARLY, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! I have a great gift for you, and its absolutely free!! All you need to do is send me an email with your name, address, email address of choice and I will send you a link to get a free PDF so you can create these fantastic Christmas projects, 13 in total!

There are cards, little gifts, treat or gift holders…..so many really pretty ideas.

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You can get a head start on your Christmas gift list:), plus craft as you do it…..What could be better !

I hope you will take advantage of these great projects .

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

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OSW: Quick and Cute DSP Halloween treat holder, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! This is such a fun little treat box, you will surely want to try. You can use a 9 x 9 piece if you want to get some cards out of the DSP sheet as well, making it a One Sheet Wonder. Or you could a full 12 x 12 sheet of DSP and make a bigger treat holder. This is also very easily switched to any holiday by changing out the DSP, or making your own to suit what you need. I put fill instructions below on a sheet of paper. I marked the score lines in ink so it would be easier to see, they only indicate the scoring spots and do not need to be done in ink. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me 🙂

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

 

 

 

 

Full 9×9 sheet, or you can use 12×12


3″ and 6″ score lines
Turn 90′
Score again at 3″ and 6″
All score lines shown
Score each corner from tip to inside of square corner
Closer look
Make a mark in the middle of the center square, on each opposite side
Score and fold from mark to corner on both sides
Shown close up

 

 

 

A final look at all the marks

 

 

Supplies:

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

or

122334 Simply Scored
**Coming Soon** Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies, Spooky Fun stamp set, Halloween Night Baker’s Twine!!

100730 Whisper White card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

141487 Burlap Ribbon

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

138292 Banner Triple Punch

103954 Aqua Painters

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

110755 Tombow Liquid Glue

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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A spooky fun Halloween treat box, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! It’s getting closer to that fun time of year, when all the little ghoulies  & goblins come out looking for treats! I really LOVE Halloween, even more so now that I have a little to enjoy it with me 🙂 This box was an idea that I came up with , after thinking back on my grade school years in Catholic school. We had these boxes called Christmas Kits, maybe some of you had them too, with some really crazy and goofy stuff in them. The idea was you lugged this kit around, were able to show people samples of what was inside and then they placed and order, that you then had to deliver back to them. Honestly, it was a zany thing to do, since these things were H U G E, and being that we had more than one kid in school at a time, kind of unfair, since I am most sure we had to bring home two. I can imagine now as a parent how much of a thrill ( insert sarcasm here) it was to pull up to get your kid(s) and see these giant boxes of nonsense sitting on the curb with them. I am sure my mom was thrilled, but she never let on how much of a P I A they were 😉

So if you want to create this simple box, it’s best followed in the video below, but I will list the measurements as promised.

You’ll need a piece of 12 x 12 card stock, color of your choice.

I used Elegant Eggplant.


Trim the card stock down to about 6 1/2″.

Score along the landscape side at 1 1/2″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/4″ & 11 1/2″, turn to the portrait position, and score at 1 1/2″ & 5″. I ended up not liking the last score, so I cut it off, also you may notice I changed the last landscape score, since it was slightly off, and made my box a little off as will. I went back and fixed it. ALSO, I liked it so much, I made a Tangerine Tango version too. Pics are all below. It was really super fun to make and even more fun to decorate! You could also make this into ANY HOLIDAY you would like as well. I am definitely going to do a Christmas and maybe even Thanksgiving version.

Thanks for coming with me on this stroll down memory lane;)

Until next time…… Stay Crafty!!


 

 

 

Supplies:

122334 Simply Scored

131188 Regals 12×12 card stock assortment (I used Elegant Eggplant)

**Coming Soon** Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies, Spooky Fun stamp set, Halloween Night Baker’s Twine!!

100730 Whisper White card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

121045  Basic Black card stock

105117 Pumpkin Pie card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

141487 Burlap Ribbon

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

138292 Banner Triple Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

103954 Aqua Painters

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

110755 Tombow Liquid Glue

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Replay of Live Periscope, Artistically Asian, Stampin’ Up

Hi Stampers! This is a replay of the cards I did yesterday on Periscope, and thanks to @BlingitonPat on Periscope for the great tip, I will give the Versamark marker a try and you will see the results very soon…..also have another technique to share with you as well!

Artistically Asian front
inside Garden Green Cajun Craze
Sparkle TEIF. Cajun Craze Guy Greetings
Wild Wasabi Melon Mambo
By the Shore DSP Bunch of Banners Framelits

Supplies:

# 137178 Guy Greetings clear mount stamp set

# 141781 Artistically Asian clear mount stamp set

# 119860 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126965 Cajun Craze ink pad

# 102283 Versamark

# 141468 Sparkle textured impressions embossing folder

# 143263 Big Shot die cut machine

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 141695 Black Metallic Thread

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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