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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Home for Christmas


I love how this card is like looking into a window at Christmas time!

I stamped the tree on Whisper White card stock and sponged a yellow glow around the tree.

Use Thick Whisper White card stock for the window frame.

The fine tip glue pen is perfect for adhering the pine boughs.

Supplies
Stamps
-Lovely As A Tree 128655
Ink
-Garden Green pad 126973
Paper
-Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Thick Whisper White card stock 140272
-Wild Wasabi card stock 108641
-Garden Green card stock 102584
-Window Sheet 142314
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Brick Wall embossing folder 138288
-Hearth and Home thinlits 139666
-Pretty Pines thinlits 141851
Accessories
-Real Red 3/8 in. Stitched Satin ribbon 141693
-Metallics Sequin assortment 138390
-Mini Pinecones 141990
-Dimensionals 104430

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas Stitches

Use the Cable Knit embossing folder with the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack to make some quick cards for Christmas.

I used Thick Whisper White card stock in the embossing folder. It works best when you spritz the mat with water or 70% alcohol.

And, yes! That is a tiny jingle bell!

Supplies
Stamps
-Embellished Ornaments 139756
Ink
-Garden Green pad 126973
Paper
-Real Red card stock 102482
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Thick Whisper White card stock 140272
-Garden Green card stock 102584
-Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack 141991
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Cable Knit embossing folder 143537
-Tags & Labels framelits 138282
Accessories
-Mini Jingle Bells 142002
-Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine 141983

Friday, November 18, 2016

Chocolate Gingerbread

The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper makes it easy to assemble lots of Christmas cards quickly.

I used the new 2 X 8 inch cellophane bags to hold a tiny gingerbread man.

Supplies
Stamps
-Tin of Tags 142180
Ink
-Real Red pad 126949
Paper
-Candy Cane Land DSP 141981
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Tags and Labels framelits 138282
Accessories
-2X8 cellophane bags 141703
-Bow Paper Clips 140559
-Real Red 3/4 in. Stitched ribbon 141984

Chocolate Gingerbread Recipe
1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1 tsp. each cinnamon & ground ginger
1/2 tsp. each allspice & salt
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup fancy molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar. Mix in all spices, salt and baking soda. Mix in cocoa, water and molasses. Gradually stir in 3 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Continue adding flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough is stiff. Roll dough onto floured board and cut with cookie cutters or roll into balls and stamp with cookie press. Bake in 300 degrees F. oven for 10-15 mins. You can keep the wrapped dough in the fridge for 2 weeks.






Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blue Christmas

The latest Holiday Catty has so many beautiful products that I was inspired to do a class on just Christmas cards.

Really, get the Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere those intricate die cuts to your card!

Supplies
Stamps
-Embellished Ornaments 139756
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Thick Whisper White card stock 140272
-Silver Foil card stock 132178
-Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer card stock 135315
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Precision Base Plate 139684
-Heat Tool 129053
-Delicate Ornaments thinlits 139667
-Pretty Pines thinlits 141651
-Pine Bough embossing folder 141831
-Fine Tip glue pen 138309
Accessories
-Silver embossing powder 109131
-Silver 1/8 in ribbon 132137

Monday, September 12, 2016

Thoughtful Floral

The large image from Floral Phrases is so versatile! It fits perfectly on the ends of the largest label die.

Supplies
Stamps
-Floral Phrases 141764
Ink
-Crushed Curry pad 131173
Paper
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Lots of Labels framelits 138281
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Floral Congratulations

The Detailed Floral Thinlits look stunning cut from Gold Foil card stock. The Precision Cutting plate helps when using dies with intricate patterns.

Supplies
Stamps
-Floral Phrases 141764
Ink
-Soft Sky pad 131181
-Versamark pad 102283
Paper
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Gold Foil card stock 132622
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Detailed Floral thinlits 141482
-Precision Base Plate 139684
-Embossing Buddy 103083
-Heat Tool 129053
Accessories
-Gold Embossing powder 109129
-Vanilla Satin ribbon 141694

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Floral Thanks

Stamp the rose image from Floral Phrases to make a pretty border. Use your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for perfect placement of the images.

I inked the image and stamped off once to get a lighter colour and a little more detail.

Supplies
Stamps
-Floral Phrases 141764
Ink
-Dapper Denim pad 141394
Paper
-Whisper White thick card stock 140272
-Dapper Denim card stock 141414
-Whisper White  card stock 100730
Tools
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Accessories
-Dapper Denim Ruched ribbon 141424


Friday, September 9, 2016

Floral Wishes

Floral Phrases is my favourite new stamp set from the new Annual Catty. Not only does it have lovely images and five sentiments, there is an amazing set of Thinlits to use with it or on their own.

For this card I used subtle colours and just one of the sentiment stamps with the thinlits.

Supplies
Stamps
-Floral Phrases 141764
Ink
-Sahara Sand pad 126976
Paper
-Sahara Sand card stock 121043
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Big Shot 143263
-Detailed Floral thinlits 141482
-Layering Oval framelits 141706
Accessories
-Whisper White Organza ribbon 114319

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Die Cut Note

The leaf spray, floral outline and label dies are also included in the Rose Garden thinlits.

Supplies
Stamps
-Hardwood 133032
-Picture Perfect 140520
Ink
-Crumb Cake pad 121029
-Island Indigo pad 122932
-Early Espresso pad 119789
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Pool Party card stock 122924
-Island Indigo card stock 122923
-Early Espresso card stock 119686
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Pansy punch 130698

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rose Garden Background

Among the dies included in Rose Garden thinlits is a smaller rose outline without leaves.

I cut 4 of the roses from Whisper White card stock and adhered them to the mat. Only 1 whole rose was adhered to the mat, then partial sections to fill in around it.

Applying the adhesive to the back of the die-cuts before removing them from the dies makes less mess and easier handling.

Supplies
Stamps
-Thoughts and Prayers 128751
Ink
-Soft Sky pad 131161
Paper
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Rose Garden thinlits 140619
Accessories
-Whisper White seam binding 134573


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rose Garden Work of Art

Work of Art is a versatile stamp set with a variety of images including several brushstroke stamps.

Using the die as a guide, stamp the brushstrokes in a light and dark colour of both yellow and green.

Then, use the Big Shot to cut the outline and adhere it over the colours. Simple.

Tip: apply the adhesive to the die cut while it is still in the thinlit.

 Supplies
Stamps
-Work of Art 134111
-Picture Perfect 140520
Ink
-So Saffron pad 126957
-Crushed Curry pad 131173
-Pear Pizzazz pad 131180
-Old Olive pad 126953
-Basic Black archival pad 140931
Paper
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Basic Black card stock 121045
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Rose Garden thinlits 140619

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Inlaid Rose Garden

The Rose Garden Thinlits can be used with different colours of card stock to create an inlaid effect. It's time consuming, but pretty.

Use the Big Shot to cut the rose with leaves die from the card front and adhere black card stock to the back of the card front.

Then cut the die from Gold Foil card stock and adhere the outline to the card front.

You can use adhesive sheets to make the outline into an easy to handle sticker or apply the adhesive to the back before removing it from the die to make less mess.

Next cut the leaves from Old Olive card stock and the rose from Rose Red card stock. Apply adhesive to the back before removing the pieces from the die and fill in the outline.

Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts Hostess set 139234
Ink
-Basic Black pad 140931
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 111351
-Basic Black card stock 124267
-Gold Foil card stock 132622
-Rose Red card stock 102544
-Old Olive card stock 100702
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Rose Garden Thinlits 140619

Friday, March 18, 2016

Perfect Bird

The last image I used from Picture Perfect is a 3 step bird. Neutral colours make a natural looking card.

Supplies
Stamps
-Picture Perfect 140520
Ink
-Basic Black pad 140931
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
-Soft Suede pad 126978
-Blushing Bride 131172
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Lots of Labels framelits 138281
-Piercing tool 126189
-Piercing mat 126199
-Updated essentials template
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Perfect Beach

Because the Starfish from Picture Perfect is a 2 step image you can achieve a lot of detail. I found it difficult to line up even though they are clear photo-polymer stamps.

Supplies
Stamps
-Picture Perfect 140520
Ink
-Crushed Curry pad 131173
-Delightful Dijon pad 138327
-Lost Lagoon pad 133644
Paper
-Lost Lagoon card stock 133679
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-So Saffron card stock 105118
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247
-Gold Baker's twine 132975

Monday, March 14, 2016

Perfect Cuppa

I love blue china! So, I couldn't resist using the rose from Picture Perfect again!

Slide a gift card for coffee into this pretty card.

Supplies
Stamps
-Picture Perfect 140520
Ink
-Soft Sky pad 131181
-Marina Mist pad 126962
-Island Indigo pad 126986
Paper
-Marina Mist card stock 119682
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Cups and Kettles framelits 140624
Accessories
-Tea Lace Paper Doilies 129399
-Baker's twine 124262

Monday, March 7, 2016

Perfect Rose

Picture Perfect is a photo-polymer stamp set with 2 and 3 step images. They make beautifully coloured artwork!

The rose is a 3 step image stamped on Pink Pirouette card stock. For the lightest colour I inked the largest image with Melon Mambo ink and stamped on scrap paper to lighten the intensity before stamping on the card stock. The next step was stamped with full strength Melon Mambo ink, and the final step was stamped with Rose Red ink.

The leaves steps were stamped from lightest to darkest greens on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.

Supplies
Stamps
-Picture Perfect 140520
Ink
-Melon Mambo pad 126948
-Rose Red pad 126954
-Mint Macaron pad 138326
-Cucumber Crush pad 138324
-Garden Green pad 126973
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 111351
-Rose Red card stock 102544
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Lots of Labels framelits 138281
Accessories
-Very Vanilla Satin ribbon 134550
-Venetian Crochet trim 134581

Monday, February 1, 2016

Vintage What I Love

There is a lovely leaf spray image in the What I Love Sale-A-Bration set that is the basis for my vintage card.

I used it to create the background and also over-stamped the sentiment on it.

To achieve the aged look, crumple the paper and smooth it out. Tear a few edges and sponge with ink.

Supplies
Stamps
-What I Love 141276
Ink
-Soft Suede ink pad 126978
-Crumb Cake ink pad 126975
-Basic Black ink pad 140931
-Typeset Designer Series Paper 133704
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Soft Suede card stock 115318
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Shimmery White card stock (flower) 101910
Tools
-Oval punch 119855
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Itty Bitty Accents Flower punch 133787
-Sponge dauber 133773
Accessories
-Paper doily 129399
-Chevron ribbon 132982
-Vintage button 129327
-Basic pearls 119247
-Linen thread 104199
-Crochet trim 134581

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bright What I Love

Black and white with a bright is one of my favourite colour combinations. I chose Daffodil Delight for the bright colour, but Melon Mambo would be fabulous, too!

On this card I used the 3-step floral images.

If you're going to stamp a sentiment on ribbon, it's best to use StazOn ink. However, it is a solvent based ink and can damage photo-polymer stamps.

Supplies
Stamps
-What I Love 141276
Ink
-Basic Black ink pad 140931
-Daffodil Delight ink pad 126944
-Crushed Curry ink pad 131173
Paper
-Daffodil Delight card stock 119683
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Accessories
-Whisper White seam binding 134573
-Black and White Baker's twine 134576

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What I Love Embossed Resist

Embossed Resist is a lovely technique to use with outline images.

I embossed the floral and leaf outline images from the What I Love Sale-A-Bration set with White embossing powder.

Then, I added ink with a sponge dauber. The embossing powder resists the ink and provides contrast to the images.

I CASEd the design from the Sale-A-Bration flyer and stepped it up with some layers and accessories.

Supplies
Stamps
-What I Love 141276
-Balloon Celebration 140675
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Lost Lagoon ink pad 0133644
-Soft Sky ink pad 131181
Paper
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Embossing Buddy 103083
-Heat Tool 129053
Accessories
-Whisper White Organza ribbon 114319
-Pearls

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I Love Gold Embossing

What I Love is my favourite Sale-A-Bration set! It has a versatile 3-step floral and leaves with a hand-drawn look. You can get if free when you order $60 during Sale-A-Bration,

I used just the outline image and a sentiment from Balloon Celebration embossed with Gold Embossing Powder on Thick White card stock

The gold foil card stock strip and the simple arrangement makes a simply elegant card.

Supplies
Stamps
-What I Love SAB 141276
-Balloon Celebration 140675
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper
-Thick Whisper Wh ite card stock 140272
-Gold Foil card stock 132622
Tools
-Heat Tool 129053
-Enbossing Buddy 103083
Accessories
Gold embossing powder