Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

 This year has been a year like no other. We may not be able to have a traditional Thanksgiving with all our family members together but hopefully you can still enjoy the day. We can only hope that next year will be better and we can get back to living our life without all the restrictions. On that note I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Here is a throwback card I made for family members last year.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Stampin Up Dandy Garden-Freshly Made Sketches #462

 In between making wooden snowmen I took a few minutes make a quick card to enter in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #462 challenge. It’s been cold and very windy here the last couple of days so I picked some bright colors for my card hoping to brighten it up around here.

I punched the circles from the Dandy Garden DSP. I popped up the 2 x 2 center square then punched one of the dragonflies out to place on top. I used Whisper White for the card base and a piece of  4x 5 1/4 Dandy Garden DSP and then a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the  Meadow Moments Embossing Folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set using Calypso Coral ink and then added a few Elegant Faceted Gems to finish it off.
For the inside I used a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of  the same paper from the  Dandy Garden DSP then added a piece of 3 3/4 x 5 Whisper White. I opted to leave off a sentiment but added a little dragonfly which I also punched out of the Dandy Garden DSP using the new dragonfly punch. 
I added a piece of the Dandy Garden DSP to the envelope flap and then stamped a dragonfly in the front lower left corner.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek- Darling Donkeys Sale-a-bration Stamp Set Christmas card

 Yay! Eric decided to do some stamping. He saw my card for the Freshly Made Sketches #461 Challenge and decided he wanted to make one as well. Below is the card he came up with. Not bad for a beginner.

Here’s is the sketch he based it off of.

The stamped donkeys come from a new Sale-a-bration stamp set you can get for free with a $50.00 or more purchase starting on January 5th. 

Here is a sneak peek of the stamp set. Don’t you just love it! I’m sure this is going to be in big demand! 

We just finished attending the virtual OnStage@home event where Stampin’ Up! Shows the new catalogs, has product demonstrations and had several classes on business development. Over 10,000 demonstrators around the world attended.  I can’t wait until December 1st when we can pre-order any of the new items. That’s one of the perks of being a demonstrator!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Gnome Christmas Card

 Here is the second card I completed today. I went with the Gnome theme since it is currently so popular.

I stamped the Gnome and his house from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set on Whisper White and then colored them with Stampin Blends and then fussy cut them out. I made some snow banks with Whisper White and the Home Together dies. I cut a couple of the trees from the same die in Shaded Spruce. I cut several leaves from Granny Apple Green using the Wreath Builder Dies for the top of the house. 

I adhered all the pieces over a piece of Snowflake Splendor DSP and then stamped the sentiment with Old Olive ink on a scrap of Whisper White. I punched a piece of Cherry Cobbler using the Timeless Labels punch. I used the same punch on the sentiment but trimmed off the top and bottom and then glued it to the Cherry Cobbler piece.

Hope you find sometime to craft over the weekend. I think it’s a great stress reliever. If you would like to purchase any of the items I used click the shop Stampin Up bottom on the top menu and it will take you to my shopping page.

Christmas Present-Freshly Made Sketches #461

 It’s a cold and very windy day here so I decided to stay in and get in some quality crafting time. I’m entering today’s card in the Freshly Made Sketches #461 . I changed the orientation of the sketch and it reminded me of a gift box. I went with a Christmas theme for my card.

I started my card with a Cherry Cobbler card base. I then layered on top a 4 x 5 1/5 piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. I placed some mini glue dots on the back where I knew they wouldn’t show through to the front. I then cut a 1 x 5 1/4 inch piece of gold foil which I adhered to the top. Using the Gift Bow Builder punch I punched a bow out of Real Red Glimmer Paper. I added some dimensionals to the back and then centered it in the middle of the gold foil strip.

I choose a sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set. I stamped this in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Whisper White. Using my Stamparatus I stamped in again with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I felt this made the sentiment really stand out. I punched it out with a 1 1/2 in punch. I then punched a piece of Cherry Cobbler with a 1 3/4 in punch to layer on the back.  I punched a small hole on the top which I layered a piece of linen thread. I then stuck the thread behind the  bow. To finish off the front I added some red Wonderful Gems.

For the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White. I adhered a 1/2 in strip of gold foil to the bottom.

I used a couple of bows from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. Using a Whisper White envelope I stamped a small bow in Cherry Cobbler ink to the front lower left corner. I then added to the flap a thin strip of Real Red Glitter paper and stamped a large bow centered on the flap and envelope and my card was done.

All the products used are available on my Stampin Up shopping page. If you select the shop now tab on the top menu it will take you to the shop. I would love to have you as a customer.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Pine Wood Christmas Card -Freshly Made Sketches #460

 It’s cold here today and we have a chance of snow tonight. A good day to stay in and craft where it’s nice and warm.

 I just finished attending the virtual Stampin up OnStage. For the last two days we had many stamping demonstrations and video’s on prompting our business. I learned a lot of great new techniques and got to see the new catalogs coming January 5. One of the perks of being a Stampin Up independent demonstrator is being able to see the new products and order one month before anyone else.  I saw so many new stamp and die sets I just have to have. Their goes the budget!

Today’s card inspiration came from Freshly Made Sketches 460. As soon as I saw this sketch I new what I wanted  to make. 

I started with a heavy whisper white card base, layered on top a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Cherry Cobbler and the layered on a piece of embossed a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of whisper white with the evergreen trees embossing folder. I cut a piece of 3 x 4 Classic Christmas DSP and then cut the bottom to make a banner. I used dimensionals to pop this up 1/4 inch from the top of my embossed layer.

I cut 2 trees from Shaded Spruce using the Pine Woods Dies. I then used the largest tree die and cut it out from Green Foil. I glued the two small trees down and then popped up the green foil tree in the middle. I tied a bow from linen thread and used a glue dot to stick it to the base of the green foil tree. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink from the In The Pines stamp set on a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut to 1/4 x 3 3/4. I heat embossed this with white embossing powder and then used dimensionals to adhere it  centered and 1 3/4 inches from the top.

For the inside I stamped the small tree and sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a 4 x 5 1/4 in piece of Whisper White and adhered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.

I finished off the envelope flap with a piece of the DSP cut to 2/14 x 6 and then stamped the same little tree on the front lower left.

I hope all of you get a chance to do some crafting this weekend. If you enjoyed this card and want to make it yourself, I would love to have you as a customer.  Take care,

Monday, November 2, 2020

Dragonfly Garden-Freshly Made Sketches #459

 I’m entering my card today in the Freshly Made Sketches #459. I procrastinated in getting this in and I’m just under the wire.

I used the Dragonfly Garden stamp set with the Dandy Garden DSP and the Dragonflies punch. The card stock is Blackberry Bliss.