Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas SAS Round 2 Projects

It's a cold snowy day here in Colorado, so it's a great time to post the projects from the second Christmas Stamp-a-Stack class earlier this month.

I love the simplicity of this card.  The photo really doesn't do it justice as the silver Dazzling Details really pop giving just the right amount of bling.

Stamp Sets:  Bright & Beautiful & Sassy Salutations
Colors:  Whisper White, Soft Sky & Island Indigo
Accessories:  Silver Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals

This cute card was cased from a fellow demonstrator.  I don't know who though (if it's you, please let me know so I can give you credit).  It uses a standar envelope that's been sealed for the pocket.  A quarter-size piece of card stock is stamped and inserted into the pocket for the greeting.  

Stamp Sets:  Santa Stache 
Colors:  Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories:  Medium Whisper White Envelopes, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Nordic Noel DSP, Sizzix Big-Shot, Mustache Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, 1-1/4" Circle punch, Cherry Cobbler & Skin Tones Assortment Blendabilities markers, Stampin' Dimensionals

I love the non-traditional colors of this card.  And, it's really simple to make too!

Stamp Sets:  Endless Wishes
Colors:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories:  Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

This is another card that is SO much prettier in person.  You miss seeing the sparkle in the Shimmery card stock!

Stamp Sets:  White Christmas
Colors:  Garden Green, Shimmery card stock, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Tuxedo Blacks
Accessories:  Texture Boutique, Northern Flurry TIEF, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Sizzix Big-Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Trim the Tree DSP stack

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas SAS Projects

I've held a couple Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks (SAS) this fall.  The first one was in October.
Here are the projects that we made:

Stamp set:  Seasonally Scattered, Watercolor Winter Too & Hardwood
Colors:  Soft Sky, Whisper White & Island Indigo
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Frosted Sequins, White Embossing Powder, Sizzix Big-Shot & Ovals Collection Framelits dies

Stamp set:  Bright & Beautiful, Good Greetings (hostess special)
Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Gold Foil paper, Gold Embossing Powder, Sizzix Big-Shot, Filigree Frame TIEF, Stars Framelits dies

Stamp set:  Festival of Trees
Colors:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Lucky Stars TIEF, Sizzix Big-Shot, Circles Collection Framelits dies, Tree Punch, Gold Glimmer paper, Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, Gold Dazzling Details, Trim the Tree DSP

Stamp set:  Wondrous Wreath
Colors:  Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Red Glimmer paper, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Sizzix Big-Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits dies

Each person made 2 of each of these cards, and I included the envelopes for easy mailing!  After a full weekend of 10 ladies over 2 days, there was a good head-start on getting those Christmas cards made.

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy stamping!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

October Stamp Club Projects..finally!

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm working at getting caught up on my blogging.  So, here are the projects we made this last month at stamp club.

This cute little treat bag uses the new Petite Cafe Bags from the Holiday catalog.  They are a great value for $5.95 when you get 10 of them in the package!  The stamp set and framelit bundle, Fall Fest 
 was used to decorate the front of the bag.  A piece of White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim along the top of the folded bag adds just the right touch.  And a tag made using another bundle, Merry Everything finishes it off.

This card uses the very popular White Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  It's stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock, colored in using the Many Marvelous Markers and then a piece of Transfer Adhesive Sheets is adhered to the top of the card stock.  Remove the backing and attach a used dryer sheet over the top.  There are just enough openings in the dryer sheet that when Dazzling Diamonds Glitter is sprinkled over the top, it looks like a snowy scene!

The final card is a case from my friend Shauna Mikuliak.  She had made a card very similar to this one for a swap this summer.  My stamp club ladies liked it so much, they wanted to make it at stamp club.  Lovely As a Tree to the rescue!  It makes a great winter card.

Thanks again for stopping by.
Happy stamping!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Catching Up!...

Hello!  I'm catching up....again!
I knew it had been awhile since I'd blogged, but oh my!  I didn't realize how long until I started today.

Here are the projects we made last month at my Stamping Escape Class.  All were a big hit.  I've loved showing the versatility of one stamp set.  For October, the stamp set I featured was Wondrous Wreath.

This card idea was cased from Tina Rappe.  I modified the card to be a birthday card, Tina's was a baby card.  And, I simplified the layout by adding fewer flowers.  If you were only making a few, adding the extra flowers is nice.

I've seen a number of different ways to use this set for Fall.  I took a technique that we learned at Stampin' Up!'s annual convention this past summer called Reverse Rock & Roll and used it for the wreath coloring.

First ink up the full wreath image (there are 3 for layering) in Crushed Curry ink.  Before you stamp it onto the Very Vanilla card stock, ink a sponge dauber in Cajun Craze ink and spot ink around the wreath on top of the Crushed Curry ink.  Breath onto the inked stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp.

I did stamp the berries image over the top, and then once assembled added some Gold Dazzling Details to give it a little pizzazz!

This great fence card for Christmas, as cased almost entirely again from Tina Rappe.  The only change I made was using a piece of Soft Sky card stock in place of the designer series paper.  You could also add snowflakes from another stamp set, but I was not wanting to add additional stamp sets.

On both the birthday card and the Christmas card, we made fork bows (using a serving fork).  There are numerous tutorials already on the internet, just google fork bow and you'll find them.  It makes a cute little bow with less ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!