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I feel like it's been awhile since I made something really fluffy! The kind of fluffy that involves the sewing machine. I've had some kind of funk living inside my head that does NOT want to leave and really haven't had the get up and go like I normally have. Whatever this funk is… it causes me severe lack of motivation! Whatever has been created in this ole stamp room of mine is quite UGLY! I have a long list of cards to send again and it's not even my Christmas list. That scares me. I can see already this will be another New Years greeting card and not so much the Merry Christmas that most people expect. I like shaking things up! It makes me a little different. Ha!
Anyways… moving onward. I created 30 of these beauties the other night. My sewing machine got a real workout. It took me a little longer to make these cards but I sure did like them.
Here are the 4 different samples I decided on:
There are lots of elements on these cards. From stamps, punches, ribbon, Embossing Powder. The snowflake is a sizzix Border Die Cut. Love it.
I have to go clean my mess. I was super excited to stamp with new friends tonight. They made me smile and I think I made them giggle a few times. I love seeing new stampers. It reminds me that the simple stamping is fun and WOW. While the fluffy stuff above is fluffy fun, so is simple stamping. It's just ALL fun!
Hope your stamping something beautiful tonight.
I can barely contain myself with this cute little project I have for you tonight. I've been working on them all day and can't stop the Halloween madness. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to stamp. Call me crazy, but it's a fact. I love Stampin' Up!'s Halloween images and there are so many to choose from.
Tonight I've made a video of the little 3-D item I'm going to show you below. My girlfriend Christy passed along the idea and I changed the scores a little bit to make the hand sanitizers stay in place better.
Here are some of them all decked out:
To make these little cuties——->
Cut Basic Gray cardstock to 2 x 11. (You will get 4 of these from one sheet of cardstock! SWEET)
Score cardstock at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2, 7 1/2, and 8 1/2. See the video for assembly.
I used the following stamp sets on most of the above items:
Tiny Tags (#118091)
Dark & Dreary (#121151)
Wicked Cool (#120600)
Wicked Fun Specialty paper (#117400)
View the video here:
Have a SUPER duper week!!!
Nope, not talking about my life! However there is a bit of that going on. I've been cleaning out my stamp room more as we get closer to the big move date. While I still have things up and running and a few events going this week, it looks a little bleak in my little paradise. At least that's what a few friends tell me. <sniff>
What I mean by that title is that the Retired List is out and the new stuff is coming. I received my preorder early last week and I have been stamping like a crazy woman. Tonight I want to share a few things that are leaving as well as a few sneak peeks.
I started this card by using the Scallop Die Cut for the Big Shot to make the base of the card. I used a new In Color called Pear Pizzaz. It's so pretty. Very soft. Then I used the Clear Circle Die Cut and cut a piece of Early Espresso and Blushing Bride. I love this color combination. It's fun and reminds me of Spring. Using Early Espresso ink (NEW Favorite of mine!) I wheeled the Posy Party Builder Wheel across the Early Espresso cardstock. (Posy Party (builder) 118615 $4.50) I rolled the Blushing Bride cardstock circle with the Polka Dot embossing folder. *I love this folder. * I cut the embossed Blushing Bride in half and then adhered that to the Early Espresso cardstock. I wrapped Very Vanilla ribbon around the card and then adhered onto the cardstock base using dimensionals. The focal point of the card I used a new Rectangle Scallop Clearlit and rolled this using Kraft cardstock. The top layer has the Bitty Button collection and I used the Bitty Button Punch Pack to get the punches under the buttons. Add a little linen thread or embroidery floss and it's super cute and fun. I added the pearls from the Pretties kit. This is retiring. A little painful. YIKES. The sentiment comes from Fundamental Phrases. GREAT SET.
I'm looking forward to this week. I have lots of friends coming to stamp with me. This always means lots of laughs and giggles.
I love the stamp set Elements of Style and the extreme elegance this set brings. It's beautiful. Tonight I made a TON of cards to send to people that I haven't contacted in awhile due to my crazy household schedule. It's actually quite shameful! I needed a simple card to make but I wanted it to be elegant. The card I am going to show you is one I've seen around the blog world, however I changed it up just a bit. I actually pulled the sewing machine out tonight (YES, Simple just went out the DOOR!) and made this card I hope you like! I have quite a few versions!
All of the cards are basically the same. The only things that changed was the ribbon or the Sentiment. I also used a different color of ink on one of the Butterflies. The butterflies (Die Cut from the Beautiful Butterflies Die) were inked with either Basic Black or Chocolate Chip Craft ink and then embossed with Clear EP. The base cardstock is Confetti. I used that because it was thick and strong since I wouldn't have many layers on this card. The sentiments were used from Stampin' Up! Rub ons and Teeny Tiny Wishes. The buttons come from the Playground buttons. Again, these were pretty quick and simple.
Another day accomplished. Phew! Have a GREAT Thursday!
Still stampin' away here in my little room. Doing a little packing and cleaning and then more stamping.
I pulled out a new stamp set A Little Bit of Magic (118613) from the new Summer Mini and I love it. There is something about Fairy's that I love. Every year we go to the Renaissance Festival with the kids. I think I am more excited than anyone, but I love to see all the Fairy's and how they interact with the kids. They are just awesome. Here is one of my favorite fairy's—->
Alexis gets all dressed up every year when we go. I cannot find the picture of course, but here is a picture of our favorite fairy at the festival.
So, my love of fairy's went into this card. They are pretty magical!
Of course lots of glitter and shimmer mist is on this card. I loved watercoloring her.
Now, here are a few of the workshop cards we did at my Demonstrator Event last weekend. I have more… don't worry.
I'm off to do more work. Lots to do around here lately. Have a Skippin' good Friday!