Wow, I have been busy in a good way!  I recently had a few events at my home

Wow, I have been busy in a good way!

I recently had a few events at my home for Stampin’ Up! paper crafting, so of course I’ve also been creating cards and stuff!  Here is a couple of my recent cards from a class we had

 

 

 

I wanted to give my stampers a choice between Halloween, Fall, or both.  The paper is reversible.  Yay for versatility!  I love the ornate die cut frames and Halloween paper! These were a great choice for a quick and easy card!

 

 

 

I did a couple more cards with the ornate dies… A Halloween one using the same paper stack and a wedding one in classic gray, black, and white.  Also did a card with sponging and the willow die cuts and I love that new set! I am super excited for this weekends new round of Stamp Club I have all the cards created and ready to stamp!  Love my ladies and enjoy spending time with them!  

 

 
Also immediately after stamp club I am hosting a class for making the Christmas Countdown kit!   If you have not already grabbed one for yourself, you definitely should!  It is a really cute and well made kit!

 

 
 
 
 

It’s also that time of year again! 

I have been preparing for the Christmas card Stamp a Stack I hold every November!  It is one of my biggest classes and I love to have the tree up,  Christmas music playing, and hot cider ready to go! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In my metal stamping and jewelry world…

I am on information overload and ridiculously excited!  What about?  Well, I have been practicing with aluminum and in addition to my two font sets (and 3 hearts) I recently ordered a bunch of design stamps.  These are things like an arrow, a compass, a cup of coffee, a book, a lotus flower, etc…
I have joined a bunch of Facebook groups and also been watching video tutorials, which led me realizing I NEEDED a tumbler…lol… THEN  realized I needed shot to put in the tumbler ( did you know some shapes are better than others? Who knew.). My tumbler is arriving next week. Squeee!
In the meantime I am happily stamping along on my aluminum, practicing bracelets today.  I am making a bracelet for each of the ladies in the Bible study I host, it says “Where two or more are gathered in My name…”. Super excited about those, they look cute and I haven’t even tumbled them yet! 
 

During this bracelet making time…

 
I am following a discussion on Facebook on a beautiful set of stamped rings.  So I ask the simple question, what is the best place to find silver ring blanks.  Guess what, most who replied make their own. 
 
 
Now, I have to admit I did find some pre-made ones on Etsy, but I just couldn’t justify the cost when I knew I could make it myself.  Well I already had the butane torch… and on the bright side I will also be able to make custom bracelets, shapes, and lots of other things too!  So I watched some videos, and of course placed an order for silver sheet metal, flux, a jewelers saw, wax, an annealing block, and everything else that goes with it.  This stuff is also arriving next week. Squeee!

I imagine that is enough to keep me busy for a while.  Meow.

Stampin Up Little Twinkle Bundle Love You card

Stampin Up Little Twinkle Bundle Love You card

This Stampin Up Little Twinkle Bundle Love You card was a big hit at a recent cardmaking class!  I love the Maps ETC background embossing folder and the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper!  This card is appropriate for many occasions, that is awesome!

The layout of this card is super simple, just many layered!  Start with an A2 White cardstock base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The Night of Navy layer embossed with the Maps ETC folder is cut at 5.25″ x 4″ and the white stamped panel is cut at 1 3/4″ x 5″.  The Twinkle DSP is cut at 1.5″ x 2″, use the Banner triple punch on the ends of both.

Punch a night of navy piece of cardstock using the Twinkle builder punch then use the 2 1/4″ circle punch around that.  Then use the circle framelit die for the Sparkle glimmer paper.  Add all your layers and ribbon, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Stampin Up Little Twinkle Bundle Love You card video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Love You To Pieces Bundle card

Stampin' Up! Love You To Pieces Bundle

Introducing the Stampin’ Up! Love You To Pieces Bundle card also from the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog!  Imagine family photo puzzles, puzzles with a piece missing here and there, there are so many possibilities!

After stamping my sentiment I had to think through the best way to keep my puzzle pieces together.  I thought of 2 options,  first, Stampin’ UP! has multi purpose adhesive sheets that can be cut to fit the 3.5″ x 3.5″ piece of white puzzle cardstock.  Second, if you don’t have the adhesive sheets you can run the 3.5″ x 3.5″ piece of cardstock through the bigshot using the puzzle die, while the paper is still together in the die add snail adhesive to the back.  I show this in the video below!  For either option flip over and attach to the 3.75″ x 3.75″ black cardstock.

The base A2 layer is cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″, score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Stamp and cut the single decorative puzzle piece

And here is the Stampin’ Up! Love You To Pieces Bundle card video tutorial:

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Petal Passion Sponge Dauber Technique

Petal Passion Sponge Dauber Technique

See how to color really really fast!  Today’s card shows the Petal Passion Sponge Dauber Technique, and WOW, sponge daubers make coloring super fast and easy!  The daubers also give you more control to get into smaller spaces by using the sides!  Just start lightly and deepen at certain points for a great look!

To create this simple card just stamp the bird, small flower cluster, and large flower cluster on a small piece of white card stock.  You can use sticky notes to hold down each framelit and run them all through at once!  The coloring is really easy.  After that it’s just a matter of layering your card stock.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Petal Passion Sponge Dauber Technique video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin’ Blends markers

Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin' Blends markers

Yay! for the Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin’ Blends markers!  I love this sweet bundle and Spring is the perfect time to play!  I am so happy that this Basket weave textured impressions embossing folder will be carrying over to the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It is such a fun background and as you see in the video, looks geometric on the back side 🙂 

Tis card is easy.  Simply start with an A2 Daffodil Delight card base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Very Vanilla embossed layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the Garden Green layer is cut at 3 3/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the top Vanilla layer is cut at 3.25″ x  3.5″.

The basket, butterfly, and tag are stamped in Momento black ink and colored with Stampin Blends markers.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin’ Blends markers video tutorial:

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Petal Palette Gate Fold Card

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Acheivers Blog Hop for March 2018

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Petal Palette Gate Fold Card

This months theme is Sale A Bration or Occasions catalog creations.  So I chose a Petal Palette Gate Fold Card using the Petal Passion DSP and the Gray Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale A Bration pack.  Be sure and follow the links through hop, leave nice comments, and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make the base for a gate fold card simply start with an 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock.  Score at 2 1/8″ in from EACH end, this makes the folds meet in the middle.  For the two DSP panels cut at 5 1/4″ x 1 7/8″.  Create any decorative focal point(s).  I also like to have some way to hold the card closed, usually a bow or embellishment.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Petal Palette Gate Fold Card video tutorial:

 

 

 

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