Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunburst pattern

Here's how you make the sunburst pattern!  See a finished card in the next post!

Happy Stamping!

Stamp Club October 2013

Fall is in the air!  It was a great time to make a fall leaf card!  We did some rock-n-roll on the solid leaf image, and then stamped the line image with Early Espresso.  A little gold glitter added the right amount of sparkle!

This card is quick and easy!  Change the colors and it totally changes the look and feel of the card.  First, add the card stock strip on the left, then stamp the words, then add the other strips of card stock or washi tape (above and below the words, and cutting off the extra).  I made the card stock strips the same width as the washi tape.  You could also use Designer Series Paper (DSP), all washi tape, or stamped strips of card stock.

A fall sunburst!  First trace a circle on a scrap piece of card stock.  Put a dot in the center of the circle.  Make sunburst lines that go through the center of the circle.  Cut your Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the scrap paper with the sunburst lines you drew.  

I made a matching envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.  This tool has more uses than just making envelopes!  It's so cool!

To make the sunburst pattern on this card, I drew a sunburst pattern on scrap paper, and then cut out every other space.  I placed this on a piece of white cardstock and I spritzed color over it.  When I removed the scrap paper, the sunburst design was there!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack October 2013

 The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 pm.  The cost is $17.  You must register/pay no later than Tuesday, October 8th.  The early bird special is $15 if you register/pay on or before October 4th.  You will make 1 of the Holly Jolly card, above.

 You will make 3 of the tree card, above.

 You will make 3 of the HO-HO-HO card, above.

You will make 3 of the Santa card, above.

Get a head start on your Christmas cards and come to the Stamp-A-Stack!  You'll go home with 10 cards, plus you'll enjoy an evening of stamping, socializing, and snacking!  Contact me my with questions or to register.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 16, 2013

September 2013 Stamping Fun Night

 The birthday card, above, is quick and easy.  The candle is washi tape!  Make the flame with a circle punch.  Punch a circle, then punch a small "flame" piece from the circle (using the circle punch!).

The Thank You card, above, has a watercolor background.  Then we stamped on top of that. A little Encore Gold was sponged on the Always Artichoke and on the leaf.  The fancy black borders are from the Thankful Tablescape kit.

We also looked at a few projects from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit in the Holiday catalog.  It was a fun night of stamping!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stamping Fun Night July 2013

 It was a small group at Stamping Fun Night, but we had fun and enjoyed a little stamping escape-from-the-world!  I made the bag, above, with the Tag a Bag Gift Bags and Tag a Bag Accessories Kit (plus the butterflies, words, and blue ribbon).  These Tag a Bag items make dressing up a gift a cinch!  Find it on page 158.

 The first make-n-take used the Hello, Lovely stamp set, as well as rhinestones and the newest In Colors.  We just made one card each.  My designs were a starting point to get our brains thinking about how we can make quick and easy cards with just one stamp set.  We used the notecards and envelopes (page 162) as our base.

The other make-n-take was CASEed from  It's a great way to use scraps.  AND the card on the left is masculine!  Any colors, shapes, sizes, etc would work for this idea.

We also looked at a Paper Pumpkin kit.  From now until the end of August the kits are just $10/month for the first 2 months (regular price $19.95)!  Order yours by the 10th of the month to receive that month's kit.  Shipping is FREE!  I can't wait for the red box to appear in my mailbox each month!  Watch for info about a Paper Pumpkin Club coming soon!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jonnee's Party- June 2013

 This card was the first demonstration.  Mosaic Madness was the stamp set used.  Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, and Night of Navy are always a great combination!

Wildflower Meadow is the background, and Banner Greetings (a hostess set) were used to make this card.  The Primrose Petals and Pink Pirouette card stock are a great combination!

 This make-n-take used the A Round Array and Lacy and Lovely stamp sets.  The colors are Baked Brown Sugar and Bermuda Bay.  I love the new Baked Brown Sugar ribbon!!

We embossed the words of this make-n-take.  It's a quick and easy card using the Chalk Talk stamp set.  The Daffodil Delight is a great contrast with the Basic Black.  This card also looks great using the Wildflower Meadow stamp!

Happy Stamping!

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy the 4th of July!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Catalog Workshop 2013

The first card I demonstrated at the New Catalog Workshop was quick and easy. First, I taped together 3 pieces of card stock (1 3/4 x 4) in some yummy new colors (Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantelope) and some old favorites (Soft Suede and Very Vanilla).  I ran the Gingham wheel across the top, and added a flower made with the Fancy Flower punch.  The only ink color used was Soft Suede!


I also demonstrated the card, above, at the New Catalog.  The Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Whisper White look great together!  I used two new stamps sets on it (Chalk Talk and Mosaic Madness), as well as a new embossing folder (Modern Mosaic) and a new punch (Mosaic).  The Blossom punch behind the words really makes them pop!

The Wildflower Meadow card is all about Rose Red (with a little Smoky Slate thrown in the mix, too!).  After stamping the flowers, we ran them through the Big Shot with the coordinating Wildflower Meadow embossing folder.  We added some Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle in the center of the flowers.  The words are from Banner Greetings, a hostess set).

Label Love was the stamp set used for the last make-n-take.  We stamped the words with StazOn jet black and attached to the embossed Coastal Cabana card stock.  Some pumpkin pie ribbon on the Crushed Curry card stock, a button from Sweet Buttons embosslits, and our card was done!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stamping Fun Night May 2013

 The card, above, uses the Moving Forward stamp set (sales benefit Ronald McDonald House) which will be retiring at the end of the month.  Midnight Muse and Pool Party are the colors.  There's a little bling, too, with a 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Details glitter.  We used the Chevron embossing folder on both of the cards.

We made not one, but FOUR cards like the one above.  They are made from 2 sheets of Wild Wasabi card stock, and one sheet of Whisper White card stock divided into quarters (plus some extra Whisper White and Wild Wasabi/Calypso Coral/So Saffron/Marina Mist for the words).

This card was CASEed from (March 8, 2012, More Bang for You Buck).

  • Stamp each of the quarter sheets of white card stock with a different color and stamp.
  • Run each sheet through the Big Shot with an embossing folder.
  • Cut each stamped/embossed sheet into the following sizes:
    • 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
    • 2 3/4 x 1 1/2
    • 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
    • 1 1/4 x 3 3/4
  • Arrange on card base and attach words with dimensionals.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bonnie's Party- May 2013

The card, above, uses a sneak peek stamp set- A Round Array.  Pretty in Pink (card stock and ribbon on this card) are retiring at the end of May.

 I used the NEW photopolymer stamp set to make the card, above.  You can make the banner curve, and they are completely clear so you see exactly where you're stamping!  Midnight Muse stars on this card.  The brads (Regals) are retiring at the end of May.

 This card, above, was a make-n-take.  We used the Big Shot, the paper piercer and Essentials piercing mat, and watercolored with blender pens and ink from the ink pad covers.  Perfect Plum is here to stay, but the ribbon is saying goodbye at the end of May.

The last card, above, was also a make-n-take.  First we embossed the Quint-Essential flower on white card stock with clear embossing powder.  Then we used sponges and ink to add color.  We rubbed off the excess ink (it won't stick to the embossed areas) and added a brad. Good thing Bonnie had a scallop circle punch in her collection so we didn't have to cut out the flower by hand!  :)

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sara's party- May 2013

We hopped right into stamping at Sara's party!  Garden Green and Summer Starfruit star in this card.  The cute frog is from Moving Forward, the Ronald McDonald House stamp for this year (and only available until the end of May!)

Next was a sneak peek.  The stamp set A Round Array is available now, and will be in the new catalog in June.  The words are from Curly Cute, which is retiring at the end of May.  Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla are used to make this card.  To make the words darker and lighter in color, I simply stamped off before I stamped on the card.

The thank you card, above, was a make-n-take.  It's quick and easy, and can be changed for any occasion with a quick change of color or stamps.  You could make a stack of these in no time!  Bravo Burgundy is a retiring color, but Night of Navy and Summer Starfruit are here to stay.

The other make-n-take uses Perfect Plum.  It makes a great sympathy card (that set is long ago retired), but would also make a beautiful birthday or Mother's Day card.

Where do I get my ideas?  Well, all over!  Sometimes it's from something I see in a store or magazine.  But mostly it's from other people's stamping blogs, or  I love to CASE, and I use ideas I see to inspire me to try something new.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stamping Fun Night April 2013

 We made this birthday card at Stamping Fun Night.  It is so cool how you can bend the new photopolymer stamps!

 The hello card was also made with the new photopolymer stamp set. 

A little sponging using the lattice die, and it's to-die for!  I love it when I can make a flat card that really pops!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Stamp Club March 2013

We needed a girly card tonight to balance the masculine one, so we went all out with pink (Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink) and bling!  I love the way the butterfly from Bloomin' Marvelous looks in the Elegant Butterfly punch! 
 The card, above and below, use the Nature Walk set.  the Natural Trim ribbon from the Spring catalog gives it a nice rustic look.  The colors are Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, and Naturals Ivory.  The bird is stamped in Marina Mist.  A good masculine card to balance out the many, many flower cards I make!

 I shoed a few techniques to use with the Natural Composition Specialty Paper.  For the card, above, we rubbed Whisper White Craft ink on the paper and then rubbed the excess off with a paper towel.

Some other ideas are below.  On the left, I rubbed drops of reinker directly on the paper with a sponge dauber.  Then I rubbed with a paper towel.  On the right, I used markers to color in the design.  Then I rubbed it with paper towel to get the excess ink off the embossed areas.

The Natural Composition Specialty Paper is great to use as-is, too!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stamping Fun Night March 2013

 It was a small group, but we had fun at Stamping Fun Night!  We made the card, above as a make-n-take.  It's a quick and easy design that can be used with lots of punches and sets!

 The other make-n-take was this card, above and below.  The Color Coach helped me choose the colors (Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, and Basic Gray).  We used a Sale-A-Bration set, but the layout is another one that's easy to use with many stamp sets!

When I made the card, below, I first showed how to dye Silver Glimmer Paper into any color you want.  Use a sponge dauber and some drops of reinker to get ink on the glimmer paper.  Dry with a heat tool to speed up the drying time.  You can now have glimmer paper in any color you want!  The butterflies are punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch and have a little glimmer paper in the center.


Happy Stamping!