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.

Background technique with plastic wrap

Background technique with plastic wrap

Background technique with plastic wrap

I love this classic background technique with plastic wrap, saran wrap, or simply a baggie, which is what I used for my video tutorial below.  This has actually been around for a while, but with all the latest and greatest craft accessories coming out, it’s easy to forget about the tried and true basics!

This card begins with a basic A2 Basic Black card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score an fold in half at 5.5″.  The second layer is Tempting Turquoise card stock cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  Finally the top Basic Gray card stock layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.

To create the background simply wad up the wrap as shown in the video and “ink & dab” as desired.  Add the finishing touches, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

 

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Love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!

Love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!

I just love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!  Simply pair them with the 3×3 envelopes and note cards for a super cute and easy gift!

Everything can be found in the Holiday mini catalog!  The exceptions are the basic cardstock in Whisper White and Old Olive.   Also, the inks Old Olive and Memento Black, which is in the yearly big catty.

The suite of products I used was Ready for Christmas in the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Stamp the tree in Old Olive ink full strength, then move down and to right to stamp off some color.  Now stamp this for each of the envelopes and the front of one notecard ( which I cut at 5.5″ x 2.75″ then score and fold at 2.75″)  Finally, the 2 sprigs of greenery are from the coordinating die cut set!

The designer series paper is from the Merry Little Christmas suite of products.  As well as the 7/8″ Black and white striped ribbon.  Yes we did cut the edges off on the notecard!  

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This was one of the projects from our Christmas Stamp Event and everyone loved it!  I loved hearing all the ladies making plans for what they were going to do with the pizza boxes they were going to purchase!  Can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

Stampin’ Up! Season to Sparkle Christmas Card

Stampin’ Up! Season to Sparkle Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Season to Sparkle Christmas Card

A bit of glimmer and fun in this Stampin’ Up! Season to Sparkle Christmas Card!  Yes you can sponge directly to glimmer paper!

To create this card simply start with an A2 card base in Whisper White cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The Basic Gray layer is 5.25″ x 4″. and the inside Whisper White cardstock layer is 5″ x 3.75″.

Use the Candelier Framelit set to cut the top part in Smokey Slate cardstock, and then the bottom bling from Silver Glimmer paper.  Use a sponge to color the jewels pink.  Finally, add a bow and rhinestones to make it sparkly fun!  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

 

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Stampin’ Up! Every Good Wish Christmas Card

Stampin’ Up! Every Good Wish Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Every Good Wish Christmas Card

I love this classic and clean Stampin’ Up! Every Good Wish Christmas Card!  It is a really quick and easy card!

Just start with an A2 size card base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The second layer of Whisper White is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer is cut at 2 1/8 x 2 5/8.  And the white top stamped layer is cut at 2″ x 2.5″.  Pop this layer up with dimensionals!

Finally, use a glue dot to attach the silver sequin trim and the cherry cobbler bow.  Add the rhinestone.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

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Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

It’s a breeze to create this Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas card using the Specialty Designer Series Paper as a background. Add some silver glimmer paper and our new striped ribbon from the 2017 holiday catalog, and that’s it! Love!

I love the simplicity of this card.  Just start with an A2 card base in Old Olive cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock for the inside at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the card front focal DSP is cut at 5.5″ x 4″.  Center and attach.

Cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 1 1/8″ and a strip of Silver glimmer paper at 4″ x .75″, then use the Banner Triple punch to flag the ends.  Attach the ribbon using a stapler.

Next stamp the sentiment and use the circle punches to create the focal point. Remember to make your envelope pretty!  Ready to make some of your own?? Simply click Here to shop!

And here is the video tutorial:

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