Saturday, October 17, 2020

Boho Indigo Freshly Made Sketches #457

 Just got back from a few days away. This was the first time away since the beginning of March when the pandemic started. It sure was nice. We took a beautiful ride down the eastern sierra to see all the fall colors. The trees were beautiful, the weather was nice and not too many people around.

I saw the sketch for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #457 challenge and knew exactly what stamp set and paper products I wanted to use. 

I choose to use the Boho Indigo product medley from Stampin’ Up! #153132 for my card. I love the papers in this set and the vase dies are beautiful.

I started with a card base of night of navy cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored in the middle. I then used two of the papers included in the set. I cut the blue floral piece to 3 1/2 x 4 and the pre-embossed very vanilla sheet to 2 1/2 x 4 3/4. I cut out a small vase from Balmy Blue and a flower sprig from Mint Macaron using the dies included in the medley. I put a small linen thread bow on the vase and 3 of the little flowers that were also included in the medley. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on a 1 x 3/12 strip of night of navy and heat embossed it with white embossing power.I popped the sentiment strip and the vase up with dimensionals.

For the inside I used a 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of very vanilla and added a 1/2 inch strip of the floral paper to the top and bottom and then added one of the matching flowers from the front the lower right corner. I added the same paper to the flap of a very vanilla envelope. I’m very happy with the way this card turned out.

If you would like to purchase this medley you can purchase it from my online shopping page by selecting the Shop Stampin’ Up Now tab on the top menu bar. The product code for the entire medley is #153132.  I would love to have you as a customer.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Case this Sketch #393 challenge Autumn Greetings

 I made this card to enter into the Case this Sketch #393. I used the Stampin Up stamp set Autumn Greetings #153368 and the Autumn Essentials Dies #153569. 

I used Pumpkin Pie for the card base. A circle of Blackberry Bliss and Plaid Tidings DSP. 

Stampin Blends used to color the image:

Pumpkin Pie Light and Dark

Blackberry Bliss Light and Dark

Crumb Cake Light and Dark

Mango Melody Light and Dark

Old Olive Light

Granny Apple Green Light and Dark

Cajun Craze Light

Real Red Light

I finished the card off with a linen thread bow and some Wonderful Gems and some Sequins.

I added some Plaid Tiding paper to the envelope flap and stamped the small pumpkin from the stamp set on the front lower left corner.

Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend!

Another Have a Hoot Halloween card

 I’ve just about finished my Halloween cards for this year. This final card is for my 3 year old grandson. All products used were from Stampin’ Up! except for the the card base. The card base was purchased over the internet as I needed a card where we could record a personalized greeting. It’s not the best quality but you can at least understand the talking and the music. 

I’m happy with the way the card turned out. The cape on the bottom owl was colored to match my grandson’s face mask he is going to wear for Halloween. In case you can’t tell what’s on the cape they are small ghosts.

The images and dies are from the Have A Hoot stamp set# 153389 and Peek A Hoot dies #153573 with the exception of the bats which I stamped from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set #153356 and cut our with the Halloween Magic Dies # 153565. For the circles I used the Layering Circles Dies #141705. 

Card stock used:
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Silver Foil and Black Glitter paper. 

DSP used for the inside and envelope:
Magic in This Night #153517

Stampin Blends:
Crumb Cake Light and Dark
Pumpkin Pie Light and Dark
Mango Melody Light and Dark
Basic Black Light
Smoky Slate Light
Soft Suede Light and Dark

Embossing Folder 3D Cobwebs was used for the white circle behind the pumpkin.

I hope you enjoyed the card. I would love to hear your comments. 

If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make the card you can visit my Stampin Up page by selecting the shop button on the top menu. I would love to have you as a customer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Stampin Up Swap

I can't believe it's been over two weeks since I posted. The weather got cooler, the smoke dissipated and I have been enjoying being outside! I have also been working on swaps for the upcoming Stampin' Up! virtual meeting and my team leads Stampin Spectacular 2020.  We had to use all new products from either the holiday mini catalog or the annual catalog so I decided to make some holiday cards.

I used a card I had made for the case-this-sketch-388 challenge and changed it up a bit. I had to make 31 cards for the swap. This is the first swap I am participating in and I have to say I didn't realize how time consuming this would be! But I finally finished them and got them in the mail yesterday. 

Here is the original card and then updated card I used for the swap. I'm happy with the way the swap cards turned out.


New Swap Card

Basically, I changed the middle tree to foil and popped it up in front of the outside trees instead of beneath. I made a bow from linen thread instead of the ribbon and moved the tag to center bottom.

Which one do you prefer? I would love to hear your comments.

I kept the inside and envelope the same with the exception of the sentiment stamped inside.

Here's all the swap cards ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by. If you would like to make these cards for yourself all of the products are available on my shopping page. I would love to have you as a customer.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Have a Hoot Case this sketch #389

 We had a few cool,  non-smoky days but today the smoke is back and we are back to the 90’s! I’m anxious to get rid of this smoke and heat. All we can wish for is rain! That will help the fires and hopefully clean some of this smoke out permanently. It’s so tragic that between California, Oregon and Washington over 5 million acres have burnt this summer.

On a happier note today’s card is another Halloween card made with the Have A Hoot stamp set that I am going to enter in the Case this Sketch #389 challenge. 

Card Stock

Pumpkin Pie A2 card base, 2 in circle, 3/4 x 3 banner

Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 embossed with Cobwebs 3D embossing folder, 4 x 5 1/4 inside, scrap 

Plaid Tidings DSP 4 x 3, 4 x 1/2  (2), 2 1/4 x 6

Black Glitter Paper  1 1/2 x 4, 6 x 1/2, scrap for owls

Stamp Sets

Have a Hoot

Hallows Night Magic 




        2 inch circle

        Bats (retired)

        Banners Pick a Punch

Stampin’ Blends

Cinnamon Cider light and dark

Rich Razzleberry light and dark

Mango Melody light and dark 

I glued the embossed whisper white piece on the card stock then layered the Plaid Tidings DSP and then the black glitter paper. I stamped the owl on a piece of whisper white scrap and also on the Pumpkin Pie Circle. I only colored the branches on the Circle and then colored the owl and moon and die cut them out. I used dimensionals to pop these up over the image on the circle. I then added dimensionals to the back and added this over the glitter black piece. I stamped the sentiment on the banner with versamark ink and heat embossed with shimmery black embossing paste. I then added dimensionals to this and placed it even with the top and over from the left 1/2 in. I punched the bats from the black glitter paper and added to the banner and circle.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment and spider on the Whisper White paper then added the strips at the top and bottom and the bat in the lower left corner. I finished off the envelope flap with the strip of black glitter and the Plaid Tidings DSP. I glued a leftover bat to the lower left corner.

Here is the sketch I based this card off of:

Hope you have a great weekend! I‘m lucky, I get to watch my 4 month old granddaughter tomorrow. Nothing like being a grandparent!




Monday, September 7, 2020

Have a Hoot MojoMonday Sketch 545

 Another hot and smoky day here in Nevada. Supposedly tomorrow is going to be in the low 70’s and the wind should blow all the smoke back to California. I am so looking forward to cooler weather! I’m working on my Halloween cards and for today’s card I decided to base it off of the MojoMonday sketch 545

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base and added a piece of Whisper White cut to 4 x 5 1/4. I ran this through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine with the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder. I cut a piece of Plaid Tidings DSP to 2 1/4 by 5 1/4 and glued this over the embossed Whisper White piece. 

I stamped Spooky from the Festive Corners stamp set on a strip of Pumpkin Pie cut to 3/4 by 4. I trimmed the end with the Banners Pick a Punch. I cut a piece of Bumblebee using my 2 1/2 in punch and stamped the owl from the Have a Hoot stamp set. I also stamped the image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla. I colored the images using light and dark Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Basic Black and Cinnamon Cider stampin’ blends. I then die cut the Very Vanilla images with the Peek-A-Hoot dies. I popped this up with dimensionals on the image stamped on the Bumblebee circle. I cut the spiderweb out of basic black with the same dies.

I glued the Bumblebee circle down about 2/3 on the DSP and 1 inch down. I used a glue dot to place the spiderweb down. I then used dimensionals to place the spooky banner even with the top and just under the owls wing. I added a few of the 2020-2021 in color enamel dots to finish off the front.

For the inside of my card I cut a piece of Whisper White to 4 x 5 1/4 added a couple strips of the DSP cut to 1/2 inch. I stamped the Boo from the Have a Hoot stamp set on Pumpkin Pie and trimmed it down and popped it up with dimensionals. I added a small spider that I had left over from another card. It was stamped from the Hallows Night Magic set.

I used the same DSP on a Whisper White envelope flap and stamped the spider on the front lower left corner and my card and envelope were done.

All the products used are available from my Stampin’ Up shop. Just click the Shop Stampin’ Up Now button on the top menu.  I would love to have you as a customer.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Arrange a Wreath Color Throwdown #609

 It’s another hot day here. Not quite as hot as they had predicted, so far we are holding at 93. I can’t wait for cooler weather and healthy air quality. For the last several weeks we have had unhealthy air due to all the smoke blowing in from the California fires. We live in a valley just below the Sierra’s on the Nevada side and it seems we are on a direct path for the wind to blow the smoke in and then it just settles into the valley.

Since I have been pretty much housebound I have been crafting quite a lot. Today’s card was inspired by the Color Throwdown 609 challenge. 

For my card today I started with a heavy whisper white card base. I then layered a piece of retired Blueberry Bushel paper cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. On top of this I layered a piece of In Good Taste DSP cut to 4 x 5 1/4. I used the Wreath Builder Dies and cut the wreath out of Old Olive cardstock. I cut several large and small flowers out of Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick. I then glued the wreath down and used glue dots to randomly place the flowers around the wreath. I used champagne rhinestones for the middle of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment with Blueberry Bushel ink on a scrap of whisper white and trimmed it down and popped it up with dimensionals. I then used a piece of vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack and tied a bow and placed it in the bottom middle of the wreath with a glue dot. I added a few more champagne rhinestones on the card.

For the inside of the card I layered a whisper white piece cut to 4 x 5 1/4 on a piece of blueberry bushel cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. I added a couple of leftover flowers from the front and stamped the sentiment from the   All Things Fabulous stamp set. I finished off a whisper white envelope with a piece of matching DSP.

Hope you all are having a great weekend and have found time to do some crafting! 

All products used with the exception of the Blueberry Bushel cardstock and ink are available on my Stampin Up shopping page. I would recommend using our new color of Misty Moonlight in place of the Blueberry Bushel if you want to make a similar card. I would love to have you as a customer!