Today at Stampin' Royalty we have a beautiful picture challenge, to make some thing inspired by this picture:
When I saw this picture I knew right away that I was going to use a frame I found at a thrift store a few weeks back. It was calling out to me to make it cute! Here is what I made...
Want to see what it looked like before?!?
I'm not sure if you can see but it was even a little dirty. So with some TLC and rubber stamps I transformed this little 3x3 frame. I did save the insert, I feel I could use the saying for something else.
To make this frame a shaker I added dimensional strips to the frame before putting in my stamped panel.
I just cut the edges off my dimensionals to get very thin strips so that they did not show from the front. Then I added some sequins. The ones from the Gold sequin trim were perfect because they are the flat kind.
The insert is a piece of 3" x 3" Pool Party card stock. I stamped it with the Blended Bloom image and embossed it with Gold Embossing powder.
The sentiment on the glass is from the Painted Petals stamp set. To stamp on the glass you have to use the Staz On pads, I use the Jet Black. AND, you have to be very careful when you stamp on glass as it is very slippery. So, if you do mess up, have some rubbing alcohol on hand and wipe it off with a cotton ball when you mess up. I did not mess up one time, I messed up 3 times. I love that I had lots of chances to get it just right!
To dress up the frame I added a lace bow and hot glued that to the top corner of the frame. To the center of that I added a flower I made using the Petite Petals punch. I punched out a few, scrunched them up and layered them. Before I got glued the flower on. I added some of the threads from the Sequin Trim. I had cut off a piece of the Sequin Trim and pulled the sequins off to fill my frame. I saved the left over threads that the sequins came off of and separated them. Stuck them to the back of the flower in a loop with a mini glue dot. I added three loops and then hot glued the flower to the center of the lace bow. Lastly, a scattered on a few pearls.
Here are the *STARS* of the show:
Join me for some Stampin' Fun, as we create this Journal Clutch and more!
Monday, April 27th at 6:00pm
At my Stamp Studio in Eagle, Idaho
OPTION 1 - $30: Includes this clutch, 4 cards, a basket to hold the cards and the Painted Petals stamp set! All this for just $30!
OPTION 2 - $18: Includes this clutch, 4 cards and the basket to hold the cards.
This is the Painted Petals Stamp set we will be using and that you can get with you registration (option 1).
Look how fun this clutch is, inspired by my friend Becky Roberts.
The inside is a journal!
Here is the back of the clutch.
Wouldn't this make a great Mother's Day gift?!?
And here are the four cards we are making, which we will package in a cute Berry Basket.
To Register for my Painted Petals Stamp Camp
1. EMAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Indicate which option you want:
OPTION 1 - $30: Includes this clutch, 4 cards, a basket to hold the cards and the Painted Petals stamp set! All this for just $30!
OPTION 2 - $18: Includes this clutch, 4 cards and the basket to hold the cards.
3. I will email you an invoice for your registration
4. Invite a friend I do not know and receive a FREE GIFT!
I look forward to stamping with you!
Today I am sharing a card that I designed for the Sketch challenge at SSINKspiration.
This card is part of a set of cards for my upcoming Painted Petals Stamp Camp on 4/27.
Here are the other 3 cards in the set that will go in a coordinating Berry Basket.
Check back tomorrow to see the matching journal clutch we are making in this class.
Here are the *STARS* of today's show:
Tomorrow night I am kicking off my new stamp club. At stamp club we get together once a month to make some fun projects and all the club members get a turn to be the hostess, which means free product!
I have a few spots open in my stamp club if you would like to come and join us.
Friday, April 10th at 6:30pm at my stamp studio in Eagle, ID.
Leave me a comment if you are interested.
This month we are making this ensemble made with the Flower Patch Stamp set and the Flower Fest Framelits. I am also featuring the new Berry Basket die; showing three ways to use this die.
I would love to have you come stamp with me!
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Today at SSINKspiration we have a fun color challenge! I love how these three colors go together. Soft and cool colors, there are so many possibilities!
I choose to the Indescribable Gift Stamp set and wanted to challenge myself to incorporate these colors. I just love this set and get so much enjoyment over taking a little time to color it.
Here's how I colored the image on this card.
First, I stamped the main image with Soft Sky ink on Shimmer White card stock. Then, I used my Aquapainter to watercolor each flower with the Soft Sky ink. To do this with the Aquapainter you need to squeeze the stamp pad when it is closed so that the lid touches the pad. When you open up the pad you will have a little ink puddle on the lid. Pick up ink with your Aquapainter and start watercoloring. Because the water is inside the brush you can control how much water you want just by squeezing the Aquapainter to release more water when it gets dry.
Once my flowers were painted and my paper was still wet I outlined each flower with my Lost Lagoon marker and watercolored the flowers again, just adding highlighting with the Lost Lagoon ink from the pad.
For the branches and the leaves I watercolored them with Crumb cake for the branches and Pistachio pudding for the leaves. Then I did some outlining with the same markers on each adding some definition. I then watercolor washed the entire image with Lost Lagoon, avoiding going over the leaves and branches too much so as not to muddy up their colors.
For the splatter I used the ink puddle in my Crumb Cake pad and got my Aquapainter really wet, picked up a lot of color and splattered it across my still wet image, by tapping the brush against my finger.
If you look closely at the background you can see that there is a little bit of text. I very lightly inked up the Dictionary background image with Crumb Cake and Lost Lagoon ink and then very lightly stamped that over my image.
The twine at tied at the top of the card is from the White Jute Ribbon in the Occasions Catalog, you can easily separate the fibers of that ribbon and create your own twine! This twine has loose fibers and has a very soft texture. I used three of these twine pieces and tied them around the card as if they were one.
The word "GRACE" is from the Alphabet Rotary Stamp, I love this stamp. I can create my own sentiments with it and I love the not so perfect charm of it!
Here are the products I used to create this card:
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I had to share with you the cute little Easter treats I have been making. I have given them away at my classes as party favors and will be giving them away at my Easter Brunch as well.
This is a pretty easy little treat holder to make. It all starts with at 2" x11" strip of card stock. Scored at 5" and 6". Then punch both ends with one of Stampin' Up!'s tag topper punches. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch here.
I also created an insert for the inside to hold the bunny. It is just a 1" x 6-1/4" strip of card stock, scored at 1", 3", 4', 6", and glue that to form a square. Glue this piece inside your long tag strip.
I put a little paper Easter grass down in side and then decorated it up, including a little window for the bunny to peek out of with a circle punch.
I hope you have a very Happy Easter and enjoy some time with family remembering the real gift of this holiday.
Today I am sharing with you some cute things I made using the For Peeps' Sake stamp set. I made these for an Easter Exchange I did with the gals at SSINK.
The ensemble includes a set of note cards with the images stamped with Yellow Citrus Chalk ink on Chalkboard paper. The background on all of the cards is the Sheer Perfection Vellum Stack that was part of our Sale-A-Bration collection (no longer available). I colored this printed vellum from the back with markers, the result is so pretty.
The second piece in my ensemble is a little basket made with the Fry Box. I just added a strip of card stock for the handle.
And lastly I made a little treat bag with a mini topper.
And inside are my favorite Cadbury Mini Eggs!
Thanks stopping by and Happy Friday!
Making the pocket with the Berry Basket Die is pretty easy, here's how:
1. Cut out two Basket pieces, the smaller one with a 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of card stock. The bigger one with at 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of card stock. When you cut these pieces, line to top of the card stock up with the top cutting line on the die (see picture below). This will leave you with one basket piece with no flap and the other with a flap for assembling your pocket. You will also need one scallop border piece die cut from the same die.
2. Adhere the two basket pieces together, so that the flap is on the inside of the pocket. Emboss texture onto the pocket or stamp the pocket now.
3. Cut one scallop off each end of the trim, then fold one scallop, at one end, back. Now the scallop trim is just the right size to go around the top of the pocket exactly. Adhere this around the top, closing it off with the one folded scallop at the end.
Then you just dress it up how ever you like.
Today is your last day to get FREE Sale-A-Bration products with your order. There are so many fun things to choose from! And you get to pick one product for EVERY $50 that you order! Like this great stamp set here, Lotus Blossom.
Here are a selection of catalog items that you can pick for your free SAB products (be sure to use the code on the flyer to get it for free or you will pay catalog price):
I guess all good things must come to an end. Sadly one of those things is Stampin' Up!'s biggest annual sale, Sale-A-Bration. To send off Sale-A-Bration I am having a celebration. We will be creating some cute projects with some of my favorite SAB products from the collection.
The card we are making is a z-fold card, inspired by Dawn Olchefske.
Inside the jar are some cute things too, thank you to my friend Becky Roberts for this great project idea!
Fringy tags, so cute! And check out the mini cards and treats...
If you are in the Boise/Meridian/ Eagle/ Star area of Idaho, come stamp with me! Here is your official invitation!
Invite a friend to join you and RSVP at email@example.com
Today at SSINKspiration we are sharing our FAVORTIES!
I used a few of my favorite things to make this project. It's a fun little Easter Treat Bag. Some candy or a yummy sugar cookie would fit perfectly in this bag. I dressed up some tissue paper for this bag using the row of egg stamp that comes in the For Peep's Sake stamp set that I used here.
The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are my favorite, I have had so much fun making cute things with it.
Another FAVE of mine is the Hardwood background stamps. You may have noticed that if you ever visit my blog as I use it a lot. Anything with woodgrain just makes me happy.
The last FAVE I used on this project were some colors from the 2013-2015 In Colors, which will be retiring in June, the Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar. I miss them already! If you love these colors too, now is the time to make sure you have enough ink to refill your pads and card stock to go with.
You might like to know that I made my grass with the Fringe Scissors and that those Fringe Scissors are on sale right now until March 30th for just $7.46!
The best thing about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is all the friends that I have made. I was asked to be part of a group of demonstrators that make up the design team at SSINKspiration, they are some fun and creative ladies and I love being a part of the team. We recently had a Secret Bunny exchange. When I signed up for the exchange I gave some details about me then I was randomly assigned another member of the design team who signed up, Kathy Peck. I was given the details she gave when she signed up. Then I had to send her a surprise in the mail every Monday for three weeks. Let me just tell you, I had so much fun making little surprises for her!
Two of the things Kathy said that she liked were; cooking and Lipton Tea drinks. SO, I created a pocket card with a recipe card in the pocket. A recipe for my husbands favorite Sweet Tea.
The recipe card stamp is retired, but it fit perfectly in the Mini Treat Bag!
I also sent her 6 of the tea bags I use to make the tea.
If you would like to make this tea too, here is a close up of the recipe.
Soon, I will be sharing the two other gifts I made her as well as what my Secret Bunny sent me!
Sale-A-Bration is almost over! Get free product with every $50 you order before 3/31!
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Today at Stampin' Royalty we have a color challenge, a color challenge that I picked! Every week this month Stampin' Royalty is spotlighting one of the Design Team Members and this week is my week. Click over to Stampin' Royalty to check it out.
My feather card is the result of the color challenge I choose. I inked my feather at one end with Coastal Cabana and the other end with Real Red ink and then spritzed it with water. Then I stamped it on Shimmer White paper. Then I splattered the card using my Aqua Painter and Chocolate Chip ink. Just make sure your Aqua Painter has plenty of water at the tip and then pick up some ink from the lid of your stamp pad. Tap the Aqua Painter against the finger of your left hand creating splatters on the desired paper.
NOTE: to get ink in the lid of your stamp pad; squeeze it while it is close so that the lid touches the pad, open it up and you have the perfect palette of color to watercolor and splatter with)
I used some other fun tools on this card to add texture; a sponge to add color to the edges of my card stock and rub color on my woodgrain embossed background, the Stampin' Distress Tool to distress the edges of my Coastal Cabana card stock, Fringe Scissors to add the Real Red fringe to the bottom of my feathered panel, my Big Shot to embossed the wood grain into the background and die cut the word thanks.
Did you notice my paper beads? I made them by cutting out a long and thin triangle of DSP, about 1/2" wide at the widest point and about 6" long. Then I curled it with my bone folder, like Christmas ribbon. Now that the paper is soft and ready to roll I rolled it around a dowel, putting tiny lines of green glue on the paper as I rolled. Slide it off the dowel and you have a paper bead.
I had so much fun with this card! I love how it turned out! I hope you will play along with my color challenge this week and share your card on Stampin' Royalty!
As you can see this week we have a cool sketch challenge to play along! Each week this month at Stampin' Royalty we are spotlighting one of the design team members. This week Angela McKay is in the spotlight. She also designed this week's challenge.
I was thinking this card is not too girly. Would you give this card to a guy though. I'm not sure. But, I do know I would like it for a birthday card.
The star paper is one of our Sale-A-Bration products, it's the Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper. You get to add color to the paper your self and when you to the embossed image on the paper is revealed. Super fun, right! I colored mine with Crushed Curry ink and a sponge dauber. Rubbing the ink on with a dauber allows you to put as much or as little ink on there as you like. And I like to have some spots a little darker than others, I get to customize it.
The tag is made with our new Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Chalkboard Paper, Yellow Citrus Colorbox Chalk Ink, and the stamp set Big Day from our Sale-A-Bration collection. After stamping I outlined the images with the White Stampin' Chalk marker.
Here are all the cool things I used to make this card:
See all of our Sale-A-Bration offering here, pick one for each $50 you order.
Want to know one of my secrets to happiness?
EVERY MONTH, I get a little red box in the mail with a surprise stamping kit in it! It brings me so much joy. I don't have to plan the cards, cut the paper, think about what to make. Just stamp! It's magical.
I got my March kit on Saturday and made on of the cards that night. It's the Sew You Kit! Because you get to stitch!
Here are all the cool things that came in the March Kit.
I enjoyed stitching my card. But, I know that sometimes you don't have time or maybe you won't love it as much as I do. So, I made a card that you do not have to stitch! Just Faux Stitch it!
Instead of thread use a marker! Use the writing tip to draw from hole to hole. Fast and easy.
I also changed this card up a bit, this one opens at the top.
I just added a piece of card stock to the top of the card (which would normally be the bottom of the card).
I added a little pocket to the inside of the card as well, it is 3-1/2" x 2".
Perfect for a gift card, a great way to say thank you or happy birthday, etc.
Here are both of the cards, I will be sharing more with this kit soon. I love the black and white, so much fun to be had with that!
Did you notice I added a few other word bubbles to my thank you card? They are from the Word Bubbles Framelits Set! They are great for the Sew You stamp set. One of the things that I love about this stamp set is that you can put your saying inside the word bubble stamp and stamp them both at the same time!!!
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Today I have a card I designed for SSINKspirations card sketch.
Card sketches are so fun. It really inspires me to make something I would not otherwise make.
I took a few creative liberties and only rounded two corners of each of my rectangles (which measure 1-1/8" x 2", incase you were wondering).
I also took my strip all the way around my card front instead of flagging the end. I like how the vellum is not secured to the front and seems to be floating there.
The saying and flower stamped on this card are from the Simply Wonderful stamp set that is part of our Sale-A-Bration Collection. As are the Best Year Ever Designer Paper and Buttons.
*HERE ARE THE STARS OF THIS SHOW*
Last weekend was a big deal for me! I got to demonstrate on the same stage as Bonnie Farley! If you do not know Bonnie works for Stampin' Up! and was gracious enough to come to Boise and speak at a Stampin' event put on by my friend Becky Roberts. Becky also asked me if I would demonstrate at this event! How exciting!
Here is Bonnie, we just ADORE her!
I was thrilled to demonstrate and not at all nervous! Okay, just a hair, but really I was the least nervous I have ever been when demonstrating for a big group! I love the challenge and stepping out of my box to share what I love with a big group. Georgie on my team got this picture of me while I was demonstrating on stage!
I demonstrated how to make a Double Berry Basket. If you missed it I did a detailed blog post about this earlier this month with directions. You can see it here. And here is the basket I demonstrated.
One side of the basket has a set of 6 tags and the other side has a set of 6 mini cards.
I tied the up in 4" x 6" cello bags. Here you can see what all the cards and tags look like.
*THE STARS OF THIS SHOW ARE*
I have saved my fave for last! This week I have been sharing the make and take projects from a stamp camp I attended last weekend, put on by my friend Becky Roberts. Today I am sharing the last one, the best one, my favorite.
It is a clutch made out of our Large Kraft Journal. This journal measures 5" x 8-1/4". The paper on the inside is grid paper. They are only $3.95, a perfect price point for you to get several and make some clutches and give them as gifts!
The ribbon roses and the silver button with a rhinestone in the center are both pieces from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. Which is an amazing kit of pretty, elegant and special embellishments. Trust me when I say you need this kit, you need a few of these kits!
*THE STARS OF THIS SHOW*
On the front of the clutch is a gusseted pocket. Great place to put a hand made card to go with this present!
Measurements for the gusseted pocket: 4-1/4" x 8" score both ends at 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" and score the bottom at 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4". You will need to cut away the corners before folding on your score lines and adhering the pocket.
The back of the clutch has a little pocket, this one I feel would be perfect to slip in a gift card if you were giving this clutch as a gift. Just so you know, you are going to love this so much you are going to want to keep it for yourself. Make two right away, so you are able to give one away and keep one for you. Cause your worth it!
That cute laser cut rose panel on the pocket is a piece you get in the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It is so pretty!
The closure is adhered with a bit of velcro. The strap is a piece of lace trip from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. Attach that to a ring made by first punching the 3/4" circle and then around that punch the 1" circle. Attach this ring to a long 1/4" strip of card stock and adhere that to the inside back flap of the journal.
Did you happen to see yesterday's post where I shared the Berry Basket filled with cards. It also used the Artisan Embellishment Kit. For yesterdays and todays projects that I shared only ONE Artisan Embellishment kit was used. And I have a few pieces left over!
You can get the stamp set I used on this project for free when you place a $50 order or pick from the other Sale-A-Bration items in our collection.