This week our challenge at Stampin' Royalty is BIRTHDAYS!
For my birthday card I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. It has a cupcake image that I was going to use but then the ice-cream cone caught my eye and I had to use that. And what's better than one ice-cream cone, THREE.
For my scoops I used 3 of the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 In-Colors; Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peek-a-Boo Peach.
For the cones, I used some brushed gold card stock. So, in person this card has some real shimmer, which is hard to capture on camera.
The fun designer paper I used is from the Playful Palette paper stack. The painted swirls remind me of ice-cream, a perfect match for my card.
You can see more birthday creations at Stampin' Royalty and play along with us.
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Friday, August 26th at 6:30pm
At my stamp studio in Eagle, Idaho.
Each month August - November I will be holding a Christmas Card making class! My goal is to help take a little holiday stress off your plate. So, leave the holiday cards to me! And as part of my stress relieving service you will get a night out, time to do something fun and hang out with friends! Find a creative side of you that you did not know you have or have not used in a long time. No experience is required! If you know how to cut and glue, this class is for you!
I have designed 3 cards for this class. You can make 2 of each for a total of 6 cards or 3 of each for a total of 9 cards. If you'd like to make it an even 10 cards, bring a friend and you both get to make the BONUS card!
Take a look at the Woodland Christmas Card we will be making on 8/26/16.
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Hello my Stampin' friends. It is Stampin' Royalty challenge day. Today we have a color challenge.
Right away these colors gave me a "woodsy" feel. I knew woodgrain would have to be part of this project! And I have been playing with the new Foxy Friends stamp set and punch and thought it would be fun to make a punch art critter. I have seen a ton of different critters created with this punch and thought I'd give it a try.
I chose to do a beaver because it was just the right colors for this challenge.
I did add in some Chocolate Chip card stock for the body and head of the beaver. But the accents are Tip Top Taupe and the tail is Early Espresso.
To make the beaver, the trick it to ROUND everything. Punch the head, and round the ears. Punch the "muzzle" face piece and round the ends. Punch the tail and round the tip. The teeth I just cut from Whisper White card stock. The taupe piece on the beavers chest is just a 1/2" circle. To give the tail texture I free hand drew the lines using a #1 Project Life journaling pen. The little taupe pieces in his ears are punched from the Fox Builder Punch and are suppose to be the nose piece. I am having so much fun with the Foxy Friends stamp set and punch!
Here are all the fun things I use to make this card:
STAMPS: Foxy Friends, Labeler Alphabet
INK: Tip Top Taupe stamp pad, Pear Pizzaz stamp pad and marker, Early Espresso stamp pad, Project Life #1 journaling pen
PAPER: Early Espresso card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Tip Top Taupe card stock, Pear Pizzaz card stock, Chocolate Chip card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock
ACCESSORIES: Old Olive Baker's Twine
TOOLS: Fox Builder Punch, Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Perfect Pines Framelits, 1/2" circle punch
ADHESIVE: Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
You can shop Stampin' Up! and find all the products I used at my online store:
Be sure to visit Stampin' Royalty to see what my fellow Goddesses have designed and to play along with our color challenge.
Thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I love sharing my creations with you and would love to hear from you, feel free to leave a comment below.
Today at SSINK we have a picture inspiration challenge for you!
This picture was the perfect inspiration for me to create some thank you notes. I like to have thank you notes on hand, ready to give right when I need it.
And these Note Cards and Envelopes make it quick and easy to create hand made cards! So I started with one of the notecards and built my card on that.
For the flower I used the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating die. What I love about my red flower is that the die cut out the flower exactly! It does not leave a white edge at all. You can hardly tell that the flower was stamped, it almost looks like it was just die cut from colored card stock.
Here are all the cool things I used to make my card:
Stamp sets: Botanical Blooms, Kinda Eclectic, Endless Thanks
Ink: Real Red pad, Crushed Curry Pad, Basic Black Pad
Paper: Note Cards and envelopes, Whisper White Card stock, Garden Green card stock, Crushed Curry Card stock
Accessories: Gold Thread
Tools: Fluttering embossing folder, Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits
Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse
You can shop for all these items here:
Check out what my fellow designers at SSINK did with this challenge and come play along with us!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I'd love to hear from you!
SSINK challenge today: Thoughtful Branches. We are sharing our creations with the Thoughtful Branches bundle. This bundle is being offered for a by Stampin' Up! for a limited time August 2 - 31st! So, you still have time to get this bundle if you love it!
I am sharing a card that not only has a window in it, that window is a SHAKER!!! I call it a Window Shaker Card, brilliant, I know. And I am pretty sure I did not invent this! In fact as I was dreaming up this creation, I came upon another demonstrator's creation of a window card where she used the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits to die cut the window in her card. That was perfect thing for my card, die cutting the opening makes windows and shakers so much easier! I also used a die for my Window Slider card to make that card easier to create. So, big THANK YOU to Patty Bennett for the idea, it really made my idea come together!
So, here is how the layers go in my Window Shaker Card.
You can also see how the front of the card is a window and a shaker.
You can see the entire Thoughtful Branches Bundle HERE.
You should also check out the other Thoughtful Branches creations at SSINK.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, creating and sharing, it's what I love to do!
Well, the Shopkins Birthday party was yesterday and it went really well! So, I wanted to share with you the rest of the cute things that I created for this party.
The main thing I want to share today are the party favors! I used my July Paper Pumpkin kit. If you are not familiar with the kit you can see it here.
The boxes from this kit are made out of white glossy card stock with a copper embossed pattern. Our party was full of color so I decided to sponge my boxes with Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo before putting them together.
It was a tad messy.
Then I put the boxes together. I used the tassels from the kit, using a pink one for the green box and a green one for the pink box. I made my own shopkins tag and added a little face to the box to make it a shopkins gem party favor.
I found the faces on line, super easy to print and cut them out either by hand or with an electronic cutter, like I used. I also used the stamp set from the kit to stamp "just a little bling for you" on the back of the tag. Such a cute saying! Inside the boxes, we put a little Shopkins toy, a shopkins tattoo, gum and a piece of candy. There was room for one or two more things. There are two sizes of boxes in the kit and I used the largest one.
I also used the Banner Surprise kit for the party, you might have seen in my Shopkins Birthday Party Part 1 post, the banner I made, turning the banner pieces into ice-cream cones with Shopkins faces.
Here's that banner hanging on my mantel.
I also made a custom card for my Enjoy the Little Things Kit, a clip board kit with changeable cards to clip on. It was in Stampin' Up!'s last Occasions Catalog.
If you'd like to turn your banners from the Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin kit into ice-cream cones, you can find my free patterns for the scoops HERE.
And you can make a cute card like this Birthday card I made for my little girl.
Here are some more cute things from the party.
We set up a mini Shopkins Market for the kids to shop for snacks.
The kids put their snacks in their shopping basket. Can't tell you how giddy I was over finding these perfect baskets at the dollar store! TWO for a dollar!
We put some play money in the baskets and they "paid" for their snacks.
We made a cute little journal for our project...
We played Bingo for our game...
And then there is the CAKE! Made by my friends daughter Katie who is 15 years old.
This the exact cake Hannah wanted, we researched it and sent Katie the link to this cake and she made it! Did you see my other post where she made a Totoro cake? Not only is her cake CUTE, but made from scratch and so yummy! That girl has frosting in her veins!
It was a fun party and most of all I think the birthday girl had fun and it lived up to her shopkins dreams.
Let me know if you need help with your Shopkins themed birthday party. I have created amazing paper creations for severals customers birthdays.
I am sharing today's post as part of the anything goes challenge at Stampin' Royalty. You can play along with our challenge and see the other designers creations HERE.
For a while now my daughter has been in love with Shopkins. The are little figures of food and other things from the grocery store or shoes or electronics, etc., all with faces. They are pretty dang cute! So, for Valentines Day I helped her make a box for her Valentine cards that looks like Cheeky Chocolate. Here is my daughter Hannah holding her stuffed Cheeky Chocolate that was our inspiration piece for the box, which she is also holding.
Since she is in love with these little things we of course are having a Shopkins themed birthday party.
I have been working away on some Shopkins themed things that I thought I'd share with you.
First of all you must have an invite. Here is the front of our Shopkins birthday invitation.
I printed the words for the invite out on Pink Pirouette card stock. I backed that onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder Card stock, it seemed to go well with the colors of Strawberry Kiss. I was able to find the image of Strawberry Kiss on the www and print and cut it out using my Silhouette, which made making multiple invitations a breeze. I put her on a scalloped circle of Emerald Envy. I added a little punched out flower and ribbon for the cute little details.
This invite is flat and does not open, so I printed the details on the back of the card.
Seriously, that little cake is so cute!
I've also been working on a banner, inspired by THIS banner I made for my friend Patty.
The faces are also from the www and I print and cut them with my Silhouette as well.
In-between each pennant I added a little Ice-Cream Dream Shopkins. Which was Hannah's request.
Stay tuned this week as I will share more of our Shopkins themed birthday party and my cute creations. And please let me know if you need any help with Shopkins birthday party decor, I am for hire!
Thank you for letting me share my creations with you and taking the time to visit my blog. Leave your thoughts and comments below.
Find out more about Paper Pumpkin here:
I love how the card turned out. But when I first saw the color challenge I was not too sure about these colors actually working together.
And that is what I love about a challenge it gets me to try things I would not think of on my own! And I love the result!
Here's how I got this amazing background:
Start with a piece of Shimmer White card stock.
Sponge on the darkest color first, so that it is darker at the edge and lighter as it goes up.
Sponge on the second color starting over the top of the first color, where it starts to get lighter, blending the two colors. Repeat this with the third color.
Then, take a cup of water, dip your fingers in it and flick the paper with the water. Let this dry and you will see how the water absorbs some of the ink. Leaving lighter spots.
I then stamped my lantern images in black, don't you love how one looks like it's swinging in the wind? I DONT, but it was my second try with the lanterns so I decided to just go with it instead of wasting paper. So, I'm saying it that it is gently swinging in the warm evening breeze, it makes me feel better.
After stamping the lantern I splattered some Gold Wink of Stella over the top. I adore this little pen so much!
Then I stamped another of the images from the Moroccan Nights stamp set across the bottom in Rich Razzleberry ink for some subtle pattern.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed in gold and comes from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
Touches of gold finish off my card, starting with Gold Thread behind the sentiment, tousled around and stuck to the back of the banner. A thin strip of Gold Glimmer Paper lines the bottom of the card. And I colored 4 Rhinestone Jewels with a Gold Sharpie Marker and stuck them on for an added touch of elegance.
Here are all the fun things I used to make this card:
Stamps: Moroccan Nights, Sheltering Tree
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black and Versamark
Paper: Rich Razzleberry card stock, Peek-a-Boo Peach card stock, Pear Pizzaz card stock, Shimmer White card stock, Gold Glimmer paper
Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Gold Thread, Gold Wink of Stella, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Sponge, Heat Tool, Water
You can find all the things I used here at my online store:
We'd love it if you stop by SSINK and see what the other designers have created for this challenge and come play along with us too!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, it's one of my favorite things to share my creations with you! I'd love to hear from you, feel free to leave a comment or questions below for me.
What's you're favorite embellishment? Today at SSINK we are sharing our favorite embellishments. Right now I am in love with Sequins! Maybe it has something to do with the banner surprise kit and all the ice-cream cone cards and banner I have been making. Or maybe it has to do with the new Foam Adhesive strips and how easy it is for me to now make shaker cards, like THIS ONE!
This particular assortment of sequin trim has cool shapes, stars, hearts and the traditional circles. Such a fun mix, perfect for a birthday card.
If you look close you might be able to see that I also added some clear glitter to my shaker. Why not! Glitter makes everything better, except carpet, I do recommend glittering your carpet.
Check out more favorite embellishments at SSINK!
Thank you for visiting my blog, let me know if you have any questions or leave me a note. I'd love to hear from you.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you might already know about my Kids Memory Keeping Class. I hold it every summer and the kids come once a month with pictures of their summer adventures. It's one of my favorite events I hold. Of course that might be because of my love of Project Life!
So, I thought I'd share with you some of the fun. First up here are some pictures of the class.
Friends helping friends! And a picture to preserve the memory of preserving memories!
Proud of my finished page!
Making cute things!
Sharing what you made with your friend. Can't wait for next month.
Each month when the kids come I have one particular kind of page we focus on. This time we were using pages with 2" x 2" square pockets. But the kit they were using did not come with 2" x 2" cards, so I made 6 custom 2" x 2" cards for them to use that coordinated with the colors of the kit.
Here are the Tangerine cards.
Simple but adorable!
Here are the Blackberry cards:
I love these little 2"x 2" cards so much!
I did not use them on my pages but I thought I'd share the pages I made to show the girls what we were making.
See how much fun the little squares are. There is something else cool about this page that we did at the class too, a little flip page. Take a close look at the calendar on this page, it lifts up, like this...
I happened upon these the gems on Amazon, they are called Photo Flip Pockets.
The kit we are using for the class is the Happiness is Kit, it is retired now. I bought the kits in May as our classes start in June. But the accessory pack for this is on the clearance rack right now! One more page to share, the back side...
If you have not tried Project Life yet, I encourage you to. You might just fall in love with it and have an amazing book for your kids to look at for years to come.
Check out the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line here.
Not sure what Project Life is, watch this:
Thank you for taking a moment of your day and spending it with me on my blog. I love sharing what I do with you! Please let me know if I can help you out in any way with Project Life or other crafting projects.
Picture Inspiration Challenge today at Stampin' Royalty! I adore these colors, patterns and CAKE! I did not include cake on my card, but it does go with cake!!!
This is one of those card that I saw on the www, created by Broni Holcombe, and I had to recreate it. I loved the layout of the card and the stars. I hope that when I share my cards you are inspired to do the same, be creative and make something!
The fun part of this card is the little star window, and when you open the card you have the glittered star on the inside as well.
I loved this card so much that I made another version of it, a little bit more grown up version of it, with darker colors and few additions for some spunk.
This is actually one of the cards I did today with my friend Nissa, her and her daughters came over for a day of stamping. We busted out 20 birthday cards for her and her daughters to use to give to girls at church as part of their ministry. I love that, #imbringingbirthdaysback .
Here are the fun things I used to make these cards:
Stamps: Tin of Cards Stamp Set, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Ink: Basic Black Pad, Project Life Journaling Pen, Calypso Coral pad, and Watermelon Wonder Pad
Paper: Smokey Slate Card Stock, Pool Party Card Stock, Bermuda Bay Card Stock, Calypso coral Card Stock, Watermelon Wonder Card Stock, Neutrals Designer Paper Stack, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewels
Tools: Big Shot, Star Framelits, Dimensionals
NOTE: Zig Zag border cut with electronic cutter.
You can find all of the things I used at my online store. Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack while you are there. And if you spend $50 you will get a $5 coupon to use next month!
We'd love for you to come play along with our challenge at Stampin' Royalty!
Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know your thoughts, questions and comments!
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As I promised I am back today with another creation from my Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit.
I did make a banner this time, but added my hand drawn Ice-Cream scoops to the top! I couldn't make the banner with out them. You can make your banner with these scoops too, just down load my FREE PATTERN HERE.
If you already have the patterns, I used the bigger scoops to make this banner.
It says Happy Birthday, I know, so original! But this actually is a very special banner for my best, Patty! She recently had a rather significant birthday, one of the milestone Bdays that end in a zero and people might bring you black balloons. Well, I am not that kinda friend! I made this banner for her and sent it with her on her birthday road trip to Long Beach Washington to hang up in her RV. SADLY, I was not able to go as I got sick the day we were to leave. I felt like a little girl again, who did not get to go to summer camp. I might have cried, maybe sobbed is a better word. Okay, shake it off! Back to the banner...
As you can see I used three different colors for the scoops, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-A-Boo Peach and Mint Macaron. So they match the sequins in the cones.
I hope this banner made Patty feel special on her special day. I know an Ice-Cream Cone Banner would make me happy on my bday!
And if you like to see what the Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit makes if you follow the kit directions here is a video.
Not sure what Paper Pumpkin is??? It is a stamp kit by mail. When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you get a surprise stamping kit in the mail each month, complete with stamps ink and all the cute supplies to make that months projects. I'm not gonna lie, it's a little like Christmas morning each month. And, that just makes me plain happy!
Find out more about Paper Pumpkin and subscribe when you are ready HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my and my blog. Creating cards is not the only thing I love, it's sharing my creations with you that brings me joy. The occasional THAT IS SO FREAKIN' COOL comment from you wouldn't hurt my feelings either. The comment box is below, just sayin'. But seriously, please let me know if you need any help creating this project and if you do make something cute with the scoops patterns, I'd LOVE to see it!
Today I am sharing another Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit project and how I altered it. Did you see my Banner Surprise with Scoops on Top post? Well, once again I am making ice-cream cones with this kit. But this time I did something a little different with the cone. For this card, I die cut a cone shaped opening in the card and put the shaker bag behind the cone shape, like a traditional shaker card.
To die cut the cone shape I used the Cutie Pie Thinlit Dies, it had the perfect triangle shape for a cone. It is a smaller cone than actual cone shaped bag that comes in this kit, it's narrower. Which meant, my original pattern ice-cream scoop would be too big.
SO! I created a new pattern with 3 new scoops of ice-cream on it for you, in a smaller size! Plus, as a BONUS, I added soft serve!
Here's how to use the pattern.....
Just print out the pattern, I suggest printing it onto card stock, then cut out the scoop you want to use.
Trace that scoop onto the the card stock color of your choice with the coordinating marker. Trace over the image 2 or three times to really darken that outer line.
Using the same marker go back and add the little accent lines to the scoop giving it some depth. I included the little lines on the pattern so you can see how I did them and where to put them.
Now cut out the image, I like to cut mine out just outside of the trace line, instead of right on it.
Here are the steps to making this shaker card.
Now for my favorite part!!! When you die cut the cone shaped opening for this card, you then have a striped cone piece left over that you have to use for something. And I have not even used the cute envelopes from this kit yet, or the soft serve ice-cream! And so the Treat Pouch was born...
Can you see how I used the cone shape left over from the shaker card? Then topped it with some soft serve ice-cream. When you make the soft serve you will need to draw the lines in, just follow the lines on my pattern.
To make my treat bag, I first stamped the "sprinkle" image from the Banner Surprise stamp set in Mint Macaron ink onto the envelope. Then I added my soft serve ice-cream cone with dimensionals. I added some gold foil stars to the treat bag (also from this kit). I gave the ice-cream some sequin sprinkles. For the "H.B." circle I took the included washi tape and covered one of the circles from the kit with it. Then stuck on the letters H and B for Happy Birthday. The tossed white twine is also from the kit.
I put some salt water taffy in my treat bag, folded the top down and tucked the flap behind the top of my ice-cream. But I could not stop there, I had to make more!
I'm pretty sure I will make even more of these ice-cream projects, I love them so much and I have a wee bit of sequins left, so what am I to do!?! Come back tomorrow and I will show you what else I have made with this kit!
Here are the "extra supplies" I used to make these projects:
INK: Mint Macaron stamp pad, Tip Top Taupe Stamp Pad, Flirty Flamingo Marker, Peek-a-Boo Peach Marker
PAPER: Mint Macaron card stock, Peek-A-Boo Peach card stock, Flirty Flamingo Card stock
ADHESIVE: Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
TOOLS: Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies, Big Shot
Several times through out this blog post I mentioned "the kit". The kit is the Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting kit that you subscribe to. Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a new Paper Pumpkin kit. The contents are a surprise each month, which is my favorite part! And everything you need to make that project is included in the kit; stamps, ink, cute paper, even directions.
Find out more about Paper Pumpkin HERE.
To purchase any of the extra supplies I used to make these projects, like the Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies, visit my online store.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and let me share my creations with you. My hope is to inspire you to do something creative. Please let me know if I can assist you with that in anyway.
Are you thinking of Christmas? We are thinking about it at Stampin' Royalty, infact that is our challenge today!
I used the Snow Friends stamp set as it is one of my FAVES! It carried over from the previous Holiday Catalog to this years annual catalog. YAY! As you can see this stamp set has coordinating framelits, BONUS!
I decided to make my card into a shaker card. A shaker card really is the perfect thing for a Winter/ Christmas themed card.
For the "shaker pieces", I made my own custom colored beads from SILICA!!! You know the little packages with the warnings not to eat that come in your shoe box! Well you can dye them any color and make fun shaker cards! Click over to this post to see how to make your own DIY Shaker Beads! My beads are dyed Pool Party to match the color of my stamped snowflakes. What I love about the dyed Silica beads is that they come out in all different shades of the color you make them.
What do you think of the new Emerald Envy In Color as a Christmas color! And it goes so well with Pool Party. New colors are so fun to play with. And Emerald Envy is a very versatile shade of green, I am loving it. If you've been around Stampin' Up! as long as I have you might remember Glorious Green, this is almost identical to that color.
And if you like shaker cards but are not happy with how hard they are, you need to meet Foam Adhesive Strips...
BAM! Shaker Cards are now simplified! Use these to make the raised area to put your shaker pieces in, peel the top paper off and stick the window to them. They make me happy! I want all cards to be shakers now!
You can find all of the things I used to make this card in my online store (except the Silica, I bet you can find some in your house somewhere). If you need help making a shaker card, please let me know. My favorite thing is helping others be creative!
Want more Christmas in July? Check out what my fellow Stampin' Goddesses made for this challenge at Stampin' Royalty. You can play along with us too!
Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit my blog! I'd love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a comment or question below.
Today's card was inspired by the challenge at SSINK. It's a picture inspiration challenge, which means you make a card inspired by this pic:
I LOVE this picture, it's so fun and summery. It's the soft blue wood background that really draws me in. So, I had to recreate that on my card with some Pool Party card stock, the Hardwood background stamp and Pool Party stamp pad.
I stamped my crab from the You're Sublime stamp set on a watercolor paper tag. Then I stamped and cut out a second crab from printer paper and stuck that over my first crab. With the mask in place I was able to sponge on the Crumb Cake Ink for the sand and not get that ink on the crab. The top of the tag is sponged with Pool Party ink. After sponging I used my Aqua-Painter to color in the crab with Melon Mambo ink.
My embellishments started with some thick Melon Mambo Baker's Twine, which after adding it to the tag, I unwound to make finer strands of thread. I added a die cut flower, cut using the Botanical Builder dies. The center of the flower is one of my DIY Enamel Dots (see how to make them on this post). The larger dots, that I think look like sea glass, are also my DIY Enamel Dots! Made with iridescent Pony Beads! Again, you can see how to make them HERE.
This is a super fun challenge and we'd love to have you join us, find out how on today's post at SSINK and while you're there check out other creations inspired by this picture that my fellow designers made!
To find the products I used to make this card visit my online store:
You can find my HOW TO on making your own Enamel Dots HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit my blog. I love sharing my creations with you, please let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions. I am here to help!
Today we have a color challenge for you at Stampin' Royalty! And I am going to show you a DIY project that you are going to love!
I love this color combo, it is a unique combo that could be used for a feminine or masculine card and also a baby card. Did you figure out what the DIY project is on this card?
Here's a hint, my favorite thing about this card is the Enamel Dots! I made them myself! It's so stinkin' easy, you are going to want to make them too! So, here's how to make your own Enamel Dots! A quick and easy DIY project, and you might just have the items you need on hand!
Here is what you need:
Not sure what Perler Beads are, they are the ones you iron into shapes, like this BB8 key chain we made at my daughter's birthday party last month.
They come in a bucket like this:
And Pony beads are the kind you give kids to make necklaces.
Here's what you do:
NOTE: if your beads are not sitting flat it may result in a misshapen dot, more oval. And there may be a few that just don't turn out.
Give it a try! You will be amazed at how easy it is to make these enamel dots and just think of the cost savings! I quick search on Amazon and I found that you can get a bucket of 22,000 Perler beads for $19.36 and a bag of 1,000 Pony beads for $3.99. So, if you are a DIY kinda person then I suggest giving this a try.
Before you decide, look at their cuteness one more time...
Here's a list of the fun things I used to make this card:
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Ink: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Gold Encore
Card Stock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Gold Foil Sheet
Accessories: DIY Enamel Dots made with Perler and Pony Beads
Tools: Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Outdoor Adventure Framelits
You can find all of these fun things in my online store:
Check out what my fellow design team members did with this color challenge and come play along with us.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me share with you what I love. Please let me know if I can help you out in any way with making your own Enamel Dots. If you make some, I'd love to see your creations!
I am thrilled to finally bring you my video on how to make a Slider Window card that fits into an A2 standard size envelope.
For this video I am sharing an all new card, if you did not see the first card I made with the Pop of Paradise set you can see it HERE.
I love the little stand up moon!
When you slide the card open the moon is suspended up in the air.
In the window you can stamp or write a sentiment. And don't forget to add something to the top slider, another fun spot to add a greeting or stamped image.
Here is the video tutorial, so you can make a Slider Window Card yourself.
Here are the measurements for all the pieces you need to make a Slider Window Card (you add the "cute" elements)
Card Front: 5" x 4-1/4" (cut out a 2-7/8" window after adhering the decorative strips to the front)
Decorative Strips: TOP = 1/2" x 2-7/8", SIDES (2) = 1/2" x 3-3/8", BOTTOM = 4" x 1-1/4" (you can use DSP for these or stamped card stock)
Slider Pieces: TOP = a hair under 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" (fold this piece in half and score a 1/2" at the top and bottom, you can use DSP for this or stamped card stock), BOTTOM = 4" x 4-1/2"
Back of Card: 5-1/2" x 5-1/4" (score 1/2" on 3 sides, the 5-1/2" side gets only 1 score line)
You can find all of the elements I used to make this card at my online store:
Please let me know if you have any question or need help making this card, I am here to help! If you make a Slider Window card, I'd love to see your creation!
Today at SSINK we have a Card Sketch Challenge to play along with.
Here is the challenge piece:
And here is the card I created, inspired by this sketch.
As you can see, my card took at bit of a different direction. Sometimes the things you envision in your head do not always work out. SO, I had to move my bear up, he was just too big for the bottom right corner of the card.
I like this card because it is quick and easy.
The Baby Bear stamp set is so much fun. There are three stamps that you stamp over the top of each other to get this "photorealistic" image. I love the look and when it's done you just feel the need to reach out and touch the bear.
The great think about this sketch is that is makes a quick and easy card. Because we don't always have hours to sit and make one card.
If you'd like to see what the other designers created for this sketch and play along with us visit SSINK.
What I used to make this card:
Stamps: Baby Bear Stamp Set
Ink Pads: Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Paper: Neutrals Designer Paper Stack, Blushing Bride Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock
You can find all the things I used to make this card in my online store, while you are there be sure to check out the Clearance rack.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me share my love of paper crafting with you! Please let me know if I can help you with your paper crafting needs in anyway.
I've got another cool Fancy Fold card. That's the challenge today at SSINK. So, it must be Fancy Fold week as my post on Wednesday for Stampin' Royalty was Fancy Fold, check out that card HERE.
For today I have a Latch Gatefold Card.
The card opens in the center, the scallop oval and inner oval interlock, creating a latch on the front of the card.
I used the new Layering Ovals Framelits to create the latch. This set has 15 dies in it, a mix of scalloped ovals and smooth ovals.
To make the gate fold you need at piece of card stock cut to 4-1/4" x 11", score this at 2-3/4" on each end. Fold the two ends to the middle where they will meet up.
Once you die cut your scallop oval, cut the center out with another smooth oval, creating a frame. Cut the same size oval from another color of card stock.
To make the latch, adhere the oval frame to only the left hand side of the card. Close the card, put adhesive on the inside of the oval, only on the right side and then lay your smooth oval down, so that it is only adhered to the right side of the card.
For cute parts of this card I used the Swirly Bird Bundle, a set of stamps with coordinating dies.
What I love about this set and why I bought it, is because of the limitless possibilities! There is so much you can do with this set, like make a nautical card by stamping a sail boat. You can also make a kite, a bird in a nest with some eggs, flowers, swirls, and more! The second thing that sold me is the fabulous die that coordinate, they don't have a die set that just cuts out the images, but have die shapes to use with the images. This gives us even more to do with this bundle!
I have already made a few cards using the swirls you can see them here:
I also snuck in some clouds from the Always and Adventure Bundle.
If you want to see more Fancy Fold cuteness check out what my fellow design team members have created at SSINK.
You can find all the things I used to make this card at my online store. While you are there be sure to check out the Clearance Rack, new items are added regularly!
Thank you for taking time to visit my blog and let me share my creations with you. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you out in any way. And, I love to hear your comments!