Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Monday, August 26, 2013

It was a stamping escape!

This past Thursday, I held my monthly stamping escape class.  If you missed it, this is what we made.  

This first card uses the magic masking tape technique.  I used this same technique on one of my convention swap cards.  So quick and easy.  I love the new Wetlands stamp set, so perfect for those manly cards.

The thank you card was done using the latest in the photopolymer stamp sets, Another Thank-You.  Love, love this new set.  This is the largest image from the set, and we used emboss-resist for the technique.  The card is a simplified version of one that Stampin' Up! gave to demonstrators in our bi-monthly magazine.  

Finally, I just couldn't help but make a card using the new thin-lits die.  This is the circle card one, and as you can see it made a cute, quick birthday card!  

Here's the other side.  

I've been way too busy doing everything BUT stamp.  However, it's all been good, and I will get back to a more regular stamping schedule.  I will, I will!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August Stamp Club Projects

Monday night I met with my stamp club up in Thornton.  The theme for the night was halloween.  And, since to me that means treats, most of the projects were treat related.

The first project was a card using the new Circle Card Thinlits die that make quick and easy flip cards. It's difficult to tell from the photo, but the bat is done using the heat & stick powder and adhering the new black glitter on top. 

The other side of the flip portion.  The die comes with a lot of additional dies to cut out embellishments, and the chevron pieces and the scallop are both from the same die.  The Witches Brew Designer Washi tape adds just a little more texture.

The 1" x 8" cellophane bags make super quick treats by just adding a simple topper.  Here, I used the 1-3/8" Circle and the Scallop Circle punches.  Jet Black Staz-On makes quick work of stamping onto the plastic.

This cute little bat was cased directly from the Holiday Catalog.  Look on page 5 and you'll see it!  It's made using basic black card stock adhered to a sheet of Multi-Purpose Adhesive then punched out using the 2-1/2" circle punch.  Cut it in half, then punch out smaller circles on the straight edge using the 1" & 3/4" circle punches.  Remove all but the center of one side's protective cover, attach pieces together at the center then dip into the black glitter.  

After you wrap a 1-1/8" x 3-1/4" piece of basic black paper (with the 'Bats about you' image stamped in the center w/Whisper White craft ink) around a nugget candy, attach to the bat wings after you remove the remaining protective cover.  Sprinkle more glitter to cover any additional sticky, if desired.  
Voila!  Cute little bat treats.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Catalog Casing

Ever had one of those times where you couldn't come up with an idea for a project?  I'm in one of those times right now!  It can be frustrating, but I've learned that when those times come to open up my catalog (or a magazine, or blog entry, etc) and find an idea that I can make my own.

That's what I did today.  Page 3 of the new catalog has a number of cards made using different color combinations.  It's a great way to show how all Stampin' Up! products coordinate.  Well, I had most of the products needed to make the card, but not quite all of them so I substituted with what I had.

That's the first part of "casing".  I substituted with a different background stamp.  The En Francais is a little busier, but I think it works.  I also didn't have any current color buttons (and the new in-colors don't have buttons, but boutique details embellishments of which I also don't have), so I made a button out of cardstock using the Sweet Buttons Embosslits for the Sizzix Big-Shot.

Give casing a try.  And, if you do, share a picture of it with me and I'll post it!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

A Birthday Paper Pumpkin

Today was my husband's birthday.  When the July kit for My Paper Pumpkin came, I thought that it was perfect timing and would be great to decorate his favorite cake.  Every year, I make the same cake, cinnamon struesel.  It's become a family favorite, and my son now requests it for his birthday too.

I added the numbers in leu of candles this year.  They were made using the Sizzix Big-Shot and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die.

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