Saturday, July 23, 2016

Color Challenge

I absolutely love, love this week's Global Design Project color challenge!!   How beautiful is Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo together.

The only thing I knew when I was putting the card together that I was going to use the Melon Mambo as a pop of color with a floral.   I wasn't sure until I sat down to create and looked through my stamp set how that was going to come together.

In the end I decided to use the leaves from the Crazy for You to stamp a background.

In the end I love the way this card came out.  I may have to pull out these leaves again for a future project.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Crazy for You, Flower Fest, Build a Birthday
Ink:   Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, White Perfect Accents colored in with Black Sharpie, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Flower Fair Framelits

Friday, July 22, 2016

#bff

Here is one of my favorite stamp sets from The Project Bin, #bff.   I decided to make a scrapbook page featuring my #bff from high schools.   We have been there for each other through thick and thin.    To start off my birthday weekend, here is a picture of us on my 30th birthday.

I used two of the sentiments from the set,  #bff and A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.    They worked perfectly on my page.    Some heat embossing, some stickers, a few strips of paper and the page came together.

Ingredients to make the scrapbook page:
Stamp Sets:   The Project Bin #bff
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Peach Parfait, Designer Series Paper and Journaling Cards from a local craft store
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, Stickers from a local craft store, White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Circle Punches and framelits


Christmas in July Day 2

Today we come back with another addition to Christmas in July.   I hope you enjoyed yesterday's post and have been looking forward to another day of Christmas project ideas!    The projects you see today are very similar in layout to yesterday's projects.    There were some changes to incorporated to make the projects unique to today's holiday images.  

Today's projects incorporate the super cute Foxy Friends stamp set.    I love taking an everyday occasion stamp set and re-purposing to make it a holiday themed project.     The best part of the Foxy Friends stamp set is that there are so many cute little animals you can build and create with the stamp set.    There is of course the fox himself.    Then with all builder stamp sets, you can make a raccoon, cat and of course a reindeer which will be featured on these projects.

Here is my menu card, decor and card projects for today.     Tips and ingredients to make the projects can be found along side the creations.  A link list of all the products can be found at the bottom if you want to gets some of the items and get started yourself on your Christmas projects.

Thank you Paperless Post for challenging and inspiring me to do Christmas in July.   Check out their Christmas cards page for so many amazing designs and creations

Ingredients to make the menu card:
Stamp Sets:   Foxy Friends, Time of Year
Ink:   Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Paper:   Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories:   Bright Enamel Dots
Tools:   Fox Builder Punch
Project Details:   To be able to reindeer in front of the evergreen, I punched out the head and the body with the Fox Builder Punch.    The antlers were stamped directly on the card stock and the body parts were aligned below.

Ingredients to make the wall hanging:
Stamp Sets:   Foxy Friends, Christmas Bliss
Ink   Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon, Button from a local craft store
Tools:   Layering Circle Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Blender Pens
Project Details:   The heart shape was a little tricky.    The leaf arches were stamped and then I used the layering circle framelits as a template to make the arches for heart than the rest of the heart was free form cutting.   I wish there was a template that I can share.   Trust me it would have made life for me easier.
Two colors on the sentiment were done by stamping the sentient in Crumb Cake ink first.   Then with my blender pen I pulled off the ink on the trees.   Then with my Stampin' Write marker I added the green ink for the trees.   The same technique was done on the leaf arches to add red for holly berries.

Ingredients to make the Christmas card:
Stamp Sets:   Foxy Friends, Christmas Bliss
Ink   Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Bright Enamel Dots
Tools:   Fox Builder Punch, Blender Pens, Triple Banner Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder
Project Details:    To get the two strands of linen thread across the top, I took two strands of thread and attached them to the back of the card.   I covered up the thread being adhered with card stock.   Not only do I get two strips of thread on the front, but I save in linen thread by only having it appear in front.    It also gives me more control with the thread.    Adding a bow to the front is easier than tying a box with the entire ribbon strand.

Ingredients to make the second card:
Stamp Sets:   Foxy Friends, Christmas Bliss
Ink   Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Bright Enamel Dots
Tools:   Fox Builder Punch, Blender Pens, Project Life Corner Rounder, Triple Banner Punch, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Project Details:   To give the wood grain textured background, run the embossing folder through the Big Shot.    It gives texture and detail to an ordinary piece of card stock.

Ingredients to make the cupcake holder:
Stamp Sets:   Foxy Friends,
Ink   Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Tools:   Fox Builder Punch, Blender Pens, Layering Oval Framelits
Project Details:  Click here to choose a cupcake template that will work for your project.




















Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas in July

As crafters we love getting a jump start on crafting projects before the season is upon us.    That is why Christmas in July is a perfect time to get started thinking and working on Holiday projects.   When December rolls around we won't have time to create the beautiful works of art we want, so it is great when we have some time to start working on projects ahead of time and getting them done.

Paperless Post is celebrating Christmas in July and has asked me to create a few fun projects to celebrate the occasion.   I jumped on the chance to work on it, I am always saying I am going to do Christmas projects in July and get a head start, but like so many of us Thanksgiving is here and I realized I haven't made my Christmas cards!!  Check out Paperless Post's Christmas cards page for so many amazing designs and creations.

So here is a full Christmas in July themed ensemble with decor, menu and cards.      Each project is detailed below along with a link list on the bottom if you want to get some of them items and get started yourself.   

Stay tuned tomorrow for another set of projects and cards for my Christmas in July extravaganza. 

Ingredients to make the Menu card:
Stamp Sets:    Time of Year, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:   Real Red, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pop of Color Designer Series Paper
Tools:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Sweet & Sassy Framelits
Project Detail:     The snowflake was stamped in Versamark ink.   Then embossing powder was sprinkle on and the powder was heat set with a heat gun.    The embossing buddy is used to keep all stray powder off the card stock.

Ingredients to make the Snowflake and Mitten banner:
Stamp Sets:    Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pop of Color Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Real Red Poppom Trim, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Mini Clothspins from a local craft store
Tools:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Sweetheart Punch
Project Detail:    To adhere the poppom trim, attach mini glue dots to the back of the poppom and then adhere to project.    To get a mitten template, click here and choose one that works for you.

Ingredients to make the first card:
Stamp Sets:    Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:  Versamark, Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pop of Color Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Bright Enamel Dots
Tools:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Ingredients to make the second card:
Stamp Sets:    Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pop of Color Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bright Enamel Dots
Tools:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder

Ingredients to make the cupcake holder:
Stamp Sets:    Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:  Versamark,
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Tools:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Sweet & Sassy Framelits
Project Detail:    Click here to choose a cupcake template that will work for your project.