Friday, December 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Hello stampers,
     Today, I've got 2 cards using the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set that I was able to make at one of Kerri's classes.
     For this card, we used the leaf stamp to stamp Crushed Curry Ink onto Crushed Curry Card Stock cutting them out using the Big Shot & Beautiful Branches Thinlets , we were actually supposed to have 12 leaves if I remember correctly but because I spaced them out so wide I only got to fit nine. We then stamped the leaves from the tree/hydrangea in Early Espresso Ink onto Early Espresso Card Stock, then cut those out using the above. Next, we used the Circle Framelits to cut out not only the inked leaves but also a plain piece to attach the leaves to, so they would look like the seed part. Then we cut out the stem using the same framelits with Garden Green Card Stock. The stem was then attached to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, the sunflower was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment was then stamped using Crushed Curry Ink. All were then attached to an Early Espresso Card Stock base.
      I really liked this next card, it's simple, but nice. We started off with a Crumb Cake Card Stock base, along with the layer (I really like this tone on tone look for the base & layer) which was embossed using the Big Shot & Petal Burst TIEF. Next, we stamped 3 leaves using Garden Green Ink on Garden Green Card Stock, then used the Big Shot & the Beautiful Branches Framlits to cut out the stem, which we also made into just leaves that look laser-cut. We had 2 Whisper White Card Stock & 1 Crumb Cake Card Stock square already cut out so all we had to do was stamp the sentiment from the set using Early Espresso Ink then assemble. Before putting the card together we added a piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon around the layer piece, the leaves to the sentiment before affixing them to the layered part. To finish the card, we added a Linen Thread bow to the corner of the sentiment piece.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

BSU113016

Hello stampers,
     I forgot to do the actual post, I downloaded my pic last night to do it & just realized I never actually started. On top of all that, I can't believe today is the last day of November, I'm still trying to finish Christmas cards to mail out, figure out what gifts I need to buy & finish decorating. I'm so not ready for tomorrow to be December, but whether I'm ready or not it's coming.
     This weeks challenge for BSU was to do something ABC or 3D. I was quite surprised that I had mine done before today, but I had every intention of making several of these for a craft fair being done this weekend by our rescue. I thought these would be cute, but to me, these weren't as easy as everyone said they were or maybe it was just crafter error. Anyway, I got the template from Brenda Quintana's blog. I realized that I bought the wrong candy for the trunk so I had to adjust it just a bit. I was going to do the version with the star but realized I didn't have the punch she used when I thought I had it. so ended up doing her first version of it by adding ribbon around the tree. I used Garden Green Card Stock for the tree, Early Espresso Card Stock for the trunk & Real Red Cotton Ribbon to make the tree. I think if I was to make this again, I would do the revised version of it, you can see it on the video Brenda share. Who knows I may still try to do more by Sunday or at least Saturday if I have to drop them off to the coordinator.
     I hope you all are farther along in your holiday decorations, cards, etc. than I am. It can be stressful being a procrastinator at times.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BSU112316

Hello stampers,
     How is everyone doing on Christmas cards? For me, I'm glad I've been able to go to some of Kerri's classes this month so that I have at least a start on my cards. As usual, I'm behind, what can I say. I'm hoping for a bit of stamping time over this long holiday weekend, so I can possibly mail by the beginning of December, fingers crossed!
     Today's BSU challenge was a set challenge & we chose to use Petite Petals. I started off with a whole different set-up in my head by when I started to stamp I decided on a wreath. For starters, I used a Whisper White Card Stock base, followed by the same color for the layer which I dry embossed using the Big Shot & the Brick Wall TIEF. Next, I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut out the largest circle using the Big Shot & Always Artichoke Card Stock. I then stamped one of the flowers from the Petite Petals Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock, then punched out using the Petite Petals Punch. I attached both the flowers & the wreath to the card using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. For the sentiment, I used the Greetings From Santa Stamp Set, with Cherry Cobbler Ink punched the ends using the Washi Label Punch & then finishing it by sponging around the sentiment in Always Artichoke Ink.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

BSU110916

Hello stampers,
     It's been a whirlwind of a week with the rescue, but I finally got a chance to finish my card, albeit late.  This week the BSU challenge was Fancy Folds, now mind you I don't do a lot of these cards because I tend to like fast, easy cards that if needed could be done in multiples. But I've seen these double z fold cards that I've wanted to try for awhile & just hadn't gotten around to doing it, so that is the type of card I did this week. Now while I think this card type is neat not sure I could do more than 1 at a time 1. Because they can be bulky (I really had to stop myself from adding more to it!) 2. It really doesn't have a lot of room for a sentiment/note inside. Other than that I think the fold is awesome!
     For this card I used Soft Sky Card Stock for the base of the card & the tab piece. For the 2nd layer I used Night of Navy Card Stock punched the top using the Star Confetti Punch & putting Silver Glimmer Paper behind that to look like glistening stars. I then stamped the sleigh, reindeer, presents & bears using the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set with Marina Mist & Soft Sky Card Stock inked with Night of Navy Ink & the Crumb Card Stock inked with Early Espresso Ink. These were then cut out using the Big Shot & Santa's Sleigh Framelits. I then added reins using Silver Metallic Thread.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Flourish Thinlets Thanks

Hello stampers,
     Today's card is a card that was made at one of Kerri's stamp classes. It's a very simple & elegant card using mainly thinlets & a sentiment.
     We started with a Whisper White Card Stock base, then cut the Flourish Thinlets with the Big Shot using Whisper White Card Stock. Next, we used Sponge Daubers in Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi Ink to color with, for the smaller areas we used Q-tips. After applying the die cuts with the Fine Tip Glue, we stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set in Tangerine Tango Ink to finish the card.
  
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