Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Anything Goes

This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a the best challenge, Anything Goes!!!  So start follow the link and post your beautiful creations for this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge.

I love my coffee cards and I have to credit Brian King for pairing up the Brew up a little fun sentiment from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp with the Perfect Blend.   I saw his card and knew I had to make my own Halloweeny coffee cup!

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) October 27th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Tee-Hee-Hee, Perfect Blend, Making Spirits Bright
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist Patterns Designer Series Paper, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Pearls, Rhinestones
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Bat Punch, Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Large Gift Box

So here's the biggest gift box you can make with the gift box punch board.   Super cute!   I can see so many great gift boxes in my future!   Quick and easy and they look fabulous!   My favorite part of the gift box was my black Sharpie colored pearls.   It was the perfect touch to the project.

Ingredients to make the gift box:
Stamp Sets:   Tee-Hee-Hee
Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:   Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine and Button,  Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Doily, Pearls
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Gift Box Punch Board

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boo!

Halloween is on it's way!   Here is an old favorite Halloween Hello.   I just love all the cute little images in this retired stamp set.   I heat emboss those skulls and I love how they pop on the Old Olive card stock

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Halloween Hello, Making Spirits Bright, Stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Flashblack Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Baker's Twine, Enamel Dots from a local craft store, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Word Bubble Framelits, Circle Framelit, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lovin' the Gift Box Punch Board

I am lovin' the new gift box punch board.   Here is one of the smallest boxes you can make with the gift boxes.   Just like with any punch board, the visual of what the box should look like after all the punching and scoring is on the punch board.   The one thing I missed after doing the box was the additional punch that needed to make.   Once I saw that the box came together easily.

How cute is the little treat box for Halloween goodies.    Just add ribbon and a tag and you are on your way.

We are extending the Casing the catty challenge from one week to two.   So here is a small gift box for last week's CTC gift bag and tag challenge. 

Ingredients to make the gift box:
Stamp Sets:   Merry Everything
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories:   Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, Basic Black Button and Baker's Twine
Tools:   Gift Box Punch Board, Note Tag Punch, Crop-a-dile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thank You ... You're the Best

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Baked Brown Sugar.   Fall is here and so are amazing fall color combinations.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Perfect Blend, Hello, Lovely, For All Things
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:   Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar Patterns Designer Series paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stamping Royalty Photo Inspiration

 

This week Stamping Royalty brings us a beautiful fall photo for inspiration.   I decided to make a simple card made with beautiful For All Things stamp set.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) October 20th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   For All Things,  Gorgeous Grunge, Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:   Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso
Paper:   Whisper White
Accessories:  Gold Sequins

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What's Not to Love

What can I say, what is not to love with this sketch!  This week's My Favorite Things sketch is just amazing!    I decided to pair it up with the Fesitival Trees and so many fun tools from the Holiday Mini!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything
Ink:  Versamark, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:   Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Tree Punch, Star Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder, Confetti Stars Punch


Monday, October 13, 2014

Here comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus..   Here is this week's Freshly Made Sketches.   I decided to add a Santa belt buckle with the Merry Everything stamp set and the card was complete.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Merry Everything
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Neutral Candy Dots, Black Embossing Powder
Tools:  Note Tage Punch,  1 3/8" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Friday, October 10, 2014

Casing the Holiday Mini - Gift Boxes and Bags

This week at Casing the Catty we are going to be going to the Holiday Mini for inspiration.     This week we are going to case some gift boxes and tags from the Holiday Mini.    Here is the gift bag that I cased from page 6.   How super easy is this gift bag.    Just take a lunch bag and dress it up!

We will extending the challenge for 14 days instead of just a week.   To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the gift bag:
Stamp Sets:   Tee-Hee-Hee
Ink:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim, Basic Black Button, Neutral Candy Dots, Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape, Mini Clothespin from a local craft store

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Making Spirits Bright

I have to say one of my most favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Mini is the Making Spirits Bright stamp set!!!   I just love it.   Forget the Cake, Time to get Toasty!   this week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White    It was perfect to pair up with the Making Spirits Bright.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Making Spirits Bright
Ink:   Basic Black, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist
Paper:   Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Baker's Twine, Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder, Owl Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Circle Framelits

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge

This week's Stampin' Royalty color challenge is:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss.    Here is a sympathy card made for the challenge.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) October 13th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Flower Patch, Brighter Tomorrow, Hardwood
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:  Crumb Cake Tafetta Ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, VeryVintage Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine
Tools:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Project Life Corner Punch

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ray of Sunshine

 
So there is one more World Card Making Day challenge   ‪#‎wcmd2014‬  left for me.    Moxie Fab World had a great sunburst rainbow colored clock image.   As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use my Ray of Sunshine stamp set for the challenge.   There was a great fun sketch out on Techno Stamper that worked perfectly.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set:   Ray of Sunshine, Brighter Tomorrow, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Whisper White, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bright Candy Dots


Monday, October 6, 2014

Holiday Cheer


So how great is this week's Freshly Made Sketches!    I just love the new Holiday Mini paper called Nordic Noel.   Such pretty colors:   Garden Green and Soft Sky.   How great are these colors together.   I have out of all the trees in the Festival of Trees, the tree featured in this card is becoming on of my fast favorites!!   How great is that there is a punch to go with this stamp set.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags
Ink:  Garden Green, Soft Suede
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Neutrals Candy Dots
Tools:  Tree Punch

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Make Today Ridiculously Amazing!

So who is having as much fun as me on World Card Making Day!   #wcmd2014  This is by far one of the best day of the year!    What is better than a day devoted to what I love card making! 

So I have had a ball making cards!   I made 20 projects total today.   13 cards and 7 tags for Halloween.      I made cards for challenges exclusive to World Card Making Day and for some upcoming challenges that will be posted on my blog on days to follow.

I love Stampin' Up!, but on World Card Making Day I spend the day having fun!   So I let my self play with all the toys and goodies in my craft closet.   After 11 years, let's just say there is a lot of fun stuff to play with.     I recently attended Scrapbook Expo so I had some new things to play with and today was the day for play.

Also there is so many great giveaways!   Wow, I am having so much fun commenting and crossing my fingers and hoping I get to win some new fun goodies!   Check out Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World to check out some amazing giveaways!

On Moxie Fab World, Teri Anderson has a sketch challenge that I made a card for.    How appropriate is the sentiment.   Make Today Ridiculously Amazing!    How appropriate for today!!!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Amazing Birthday
Ink:   Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Brights Cany Dots, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Neutral Buttons




WCMD 2014

Today is World Card Making Day!  #wcmd2014   World Card Making Day holds a special place in my heart!  I always try to make at least one card to celebrate or if not more!   I decided to join in Paper Crafts Connection's World Card Making Day blog hop.    Click here to start the blog hop!    I can't wait to go through the hop and check out all the amazing creations made by paper crafters all over the world.

I had so much fun creating the card.   I got to use so many fun elements on the card.

I want to say thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Festival of Trees, #hello
Ink:   Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, So Saffron, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots, Everyday Occasion Kit
Tools:   What's Up Punch, Banner Punch, Circle Card Thinlit, Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Pierce Mat, Envelope Punch Board