Friday, January 17, 2020

TGIF Challenges 247 Happy Birthday

Happy Friday to all of you! I am so glad that the weekend is upon us and I am sure the kids are too. There will be much folding and cleaning this weekend as it seems that everyone has forgotten how to fold the laundry or even bring it to the laundry room to be washed. The Christmas Tree needs to be put away as well... it is undecorated, and WAY earlier than years past!

Today I am designing with the TGIF Challenges Design team with a fun Happy Birthday challenge. It has been so hard for me to create anything but Valentines this last week as that is what my focus will be for class this weekend. Let me show you what I have made.

I started this card with the "Hooray" sentiment from Broadway Birthday. This was created using my Stamparatus and the Hinge Step technique. Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile was used on Whisper White card stock. Then I used the scalloped rectangle from the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut it out. This is layered over 2 pieces of the Birthday Bonanza DSP. A stitched circle of Daffodil Delight to hold my sentiment banner and my party supplies from Broadway Birthday are layered over a bit of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. What's a birthday without some sequins? The Metallic Bakers Twine & Sequins Combo pack from the Sale A Bration catalog worked out great. A Bermuda Bay card base with Grapefruit Grove Mat made this card really pop!! Oops! Did I mention the Wink Of Stella!? It is on the party supplies!! I have provided a close up below! 

I can't wait to see what you create with this amazing birthday theme. Thank You so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an amazing weekend! 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

3RD Thursday Sweet Treats Blog Hop

Happy Thursday afternoon, I hope you are all staying warm today. It is a bit of a blustery day here with no snow in site on the forecast. I need SNOW... I know I shouldn't say that out loud on the interweb and I am probably jinxing myself... but I NEED it!
I am back in full swing with the 3RD Thursday Blog Hop team. We decided to hop with the theme "Sweet Treats". I am so excited about this hop because I have created a fun little treat holder that holds some amazing chocolates! Let me show you what I have created with the Heartfelt Bundle and the Tags Tags Tags that carried over from our Holiday catalog.

These great projects are created with the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. These are perfect for any Valentine in your life and I can't wait to share them this weekend with customers at class. I wanted to show you how well that the Tags Tags Tags set worked with this amazing suite! Every time a new catalog comes out I feel this panic of having to have it ALL. You do not have to HAVE IT ALL. Okay, so I also used the Heartfelt Bundle... because I could. 

My card has a base of Flirty Flamingo with a mat of Real Red. I adhered a strip of the striped DSP 1" x 5" towards the bottom of a Whisper White layer. Then, I stamped the ends of the arrow in Flirty Flamingo and Real Red ink towards the top right. When I was creating the projects for today I stamped the tags in Flirty Flamingo. This stamp is so cool because it stamps all three tags at once and the dies cut them all at the same time too! I accented the tag with a Real Red heart die cut that is also in the Trio of Tags dies. Some Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle with Bakers Twine Bow and a rhinestone from the From My Heart Faceted Gems was the perfect touch. This is nicely layered over a Real Red stamped scallop heart from the Heartfelt Bundle and accented with a couple more From My Heart Faceted Gems.

Okay, now the treat holder... I actually made this before making the card. Kind of backwards in my creative process, but it all comes out in the wash, Right?! We are going to call this the Matchbook Treat Holder, So here is how this cutie is made...
  1. Cut Real Red Cardstock 3" x 7" and score on long side at 1/2", 3 1/2", 4"
  2.  Make sure you run your bone folder over those score lines real good
  3. Using Tear & Tape, Add a strip on the 1/2" flap and the opposite side. This would hold your cute little chocolates or treats in place. 
  4. Use your Bone Folder again to make sure your treats are nice and secured.
  5.  Cut 2 DSP Pieces at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", these will be on the outside.
  6.  Cut 1/4" x 2 3/4" strip to go on the flap holding the treats.
  7.  Cut 1 1/4" x 7" strip (this will be your belly band closure for the treat holder)  score on long side at 1/2", 3 1/2", 4"
  8. Adhere 3/4" x 7" coordinating DSP.
  9.  Wrap around and adhere with Tear & Tape.
Great little treat holder right? I have provided a photo of the inside below. I have accented this with a DSP punched heart and another Flirty Flamingo stamped tag from the Tags Tags Tags. A little bit of Polka Dot Tulle and this cutie was DONE!

I am so excited about this treat holder! I hope you enjoy it too! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of the gang has come up with. Next on the hop is Kimberly, and I can't for you to see what she has come up with! You can get to her by clicking the next button below or clicking the blog roll!

I have provided a full supply list below of the products used in today creations! 
Happy Shopping!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

OSAT Blog Hop Purses Poppies and Paris

Happy New Year! The One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop is back for another year of creativity and fun! Can you believe in May we will be 5 years old?! I am so lucky that these amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world have joined this hop! We have some new faces this year and I can't wait for you all to see what this team has come up with this for this hop!

This month the OSAT team is hopping with all of the amazing things in the NEW Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!. Don't get distracted by the blog title it was more of play on words... and well who doesn't love Purses, or Paris or Poppies???? Well 2 out of 3 isn't bad right?! Let me show you what I have created for you today. It is a great mix of two different bundles and one amazing pack of designer series paper.

My card and project feature 2 amazing bundles. The Forever Blossoms Bundle and So Sentimental Bundle. The So Sentimental Bundle is going to be one of the most versatile sets in the catalog, with large sentiments and an assortment of stitched shapes it is AH-Mazing. The Forever Blossoms Bundle coordinates with the Parisian Blossoms suite! I love the flowers in this bundle and elegant sentiments. 

The card started with a base of Petal Pink card stock with a mat of Cherry Cobbler. A layer of Whisper White with a strip of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP that also has a mat of Cherry Cobbler and Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon. This was the perfect accent for my flowers that are stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink on Petal Pink cardstock. I love that these flowers have coordinating dies. Next, I stamped the flowers using Petal Pink ink and stamped the sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. This was die cut with the coordinating stitched die. I adhered the flowers to the back of the sentiment, then adhered it with dimensionals to the card front. A nice bow and few Champagne Rhinestones  was the perfect touch for this card.

Would you believe that I made this before my card.... Using all of the same supplies! This cute little caddy I found on Pinterest from SallyStampers. I changed a few things by adding a card stock layers and the nice bow! Again I used the So Sentimental Bundle! Is that tiny tag adorable or what?!

I am so glad that you stopped by today! I can't wait for you to see what else is on the hop today! I have provided a list below for you to hop along with! Happy Hopping!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Paper Craft Crew 365 Love You Lots

Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to back creating. I think it may be to safe to say that I have my groove back! The kids went back to school yesterday, that left me with a quiet house and uninterrupted crafting time with good music. 

I am so glad to be back with the Paper Craft Crew today! We have a great sketch to get your wheels turning with all of the new goodies you got for Christmas... Or maybe some old favorites. I chose to design with the From My Heart Suite! Let me show you what I have come up with...

This great Valentine card was created with the From My Heart Suite! This suite is amazing when ordered in the bundle you get -
* Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Heart Punch Pack (10% off)
* From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Real Red 3/8" (1 cm) Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon
* From My Heart Faceted Gems
* Heart Doilies
* Heart Foil Tins
It really is a great deal! I started this card with my embellished heart! I used both punches in the suite and of course the doily. The heart is stamped in Flirty Flamingo with the sentiment in Real Red. I have used the From My Heart Specialty DSP for one of the strips, this coordinates with my Flirty Flamingo stamped strip. I added a bit of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle and the Real Red Double Stitched from the suite. This is layered onto a nice piece of Whisper White card stock with a mat of Real Red and card base of Flirty Flamingo. What is a card without some bling!? A few of the From My Heart Faceted Gems was just the right touch!

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Very Vanilla 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Very Vanilla 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon