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.

Spooky Sweets & Cauldron Framelits Quick & Easy Halloween card

Spooky Sweets & Cauldron Framelits Quick & Easy Halloween card 

Yay for today’s simple Spooky Sweets & Cauldron Framelits Quick & Easy Halloween card.  I am loving playing with the items from Holiday catalog this year! I have been working my way through the seasons this time because my life plate is full…

However, when my friend asked if I had played with the Christmas sets yet, I had to sadly say no!  I took on the joy of being Superintendent of the Crafts & Hobbies section of our State Fair last year so my last month has been nuts!  Now I am at a craft retreat writing today’s post and enjoying a quiet weekend looking forward to all the amazing Fall and Christmas cards to come!

The fun bat card above was a quick and easy card I made for our monthly swap group.  Simply start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″, score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The second black layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, add the top white stamped layer cut at 3.75″ x 3.75″.  The final touches are a strip of DSP and Shimmer Black ribbon.  Finally pop up the cute hat and sentiment and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Spooky Sweets & Cauldron Framelits Quick & Easy Halloween card video tutorial:

 

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Stampin Up Holiday 2018 Spooky Sweets Bundle WOW Card

Stampin Up Holiday 2018 Spooky Sweets Bundle WOW Card

I just love this Stampin Up Holiday 2018 Spooky Sweets Bundle WOW Card that I made for our group swap!  I love the fun bats, the spider web die cuts, and the cute little spider trinkets!  This was simply and all around fun card to make 🙂

Start with an A2 size Basic Black card base,  Add a piece of 4×4 DSP on the top and the 4×2 strip of DSP on the bottom.  Be sure to wrap your black glittered organdy ribbon around before adhering to the cardstock base!  Hang the adorable spider trinket from a piece of Lemon Lime twist ribbon for contast under the knot.

Finally, layer up your punches and die cuts.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here’s the Stampin Up Holiday 2018 Spooky Sweets Bundle WOW Card Video tutorial:

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Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

This Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card is perfect to create the final card in the cat punch series.  Yay for quick & easy! 

Just start with and A2 card base in Very Vanilla Heavy Cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Attach the Basic Black cardstock layer cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Attach a strip of the Spooky Night DSP cut at 5.25″ x 3/4″ to the far left and place the thin strip of Pumpkin Pie on top.

The Pumpkin Pie focal square is cut at 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″.  And the Very Vanilla square is cut at 2 1/8″ x 2″.  Punch kitty using the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Sponge the edges of the kitty and attach. 

And here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin' Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

I wanted to share this super fun Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card I made!  This was a color challenge which fit perfectly for the fall season!

I have been having fun with all our color challenges and we would love to have you all submit cards each week.  For now just send the challenge # and your photo with name to admin@stampingcatstudio.com

For this card simply start with an A2 card base in Early Espresso cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Add a layer of DSP cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Espresso strip is 5″ x 2.5″.  And the So Saffron square is 3.25″ x 3.25″.  Cut the tree DSP and stamp the owl in Early Espresso.  Fussy cut the pumpkins and add the stems in Pear Pizzazz.  Finally add the sentiment.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

Stampin'Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

This Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card was one of our color challenges.  I loved how it turned out so different from the the traditional blacks, purples, oranges, etc…

The color palette I had to work with was Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.  But… I really wanted to use that beautiful new detailed gate thinlet die from the 2017 Holiday catalog!  I made it work… lol …

Start with an A2 card base of early espresso cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The top sponged layer is sahara sand cardstock cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  I used the Big Shot die cutter to to cut out the detailed gate in early espresso cardstock.  

Next, use a 1″ circle punch on the sticky part of a post it note to create a resist spot for sponging the sky.  I sponged lightly in crumb cake and then added a few streaks of early espresso lightly to the sky.  When you lift away the post it note circle you leave a clean spot ( voila moon!) 

I very carefully cut out the center of the gate.  Then I attached each side to the base and used foam adhesive strips to pop up the center.  Add the lock, key, and sentiment and that’s it!  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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