I’m so excited to be joining the “What Will You Stamp” design team! Each week we get to design a project using a current Stampin’ Up! stamp set. Then, we ask everyone who has the stamp set to join us in posting their creations. For my very first week, it’s A Little Wild!
I may have gone “a little wild” with A Little Wild. It started off as a simple scene, but I soon decided to cut it up into a jigsaw puzzle. I began with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″, stamping images (bear, bees, hive, grass, flower) and sentiment (“hello there, honey bear”) in Memento Black ink.
A Little Wild What Will You Stamp Challenge
It was fun adding a little color with Stampin’ Blends.
Isn’t Honey Bear adorable! I thought this scene would make a cute jigsaw puzzle, so I got out my die from the Puzzle Pieces die set, and ran it through the Big Shot.
My cute jigsaw puzzle now needed a background, and I’d been anxious to use the new Corrugated embossing folder from the Holiday catalog. It gave wonderful texture, and the straight lines made it easy to glue the puzzle pieces down.
I decided to add a little more interest by having a few missing puzzle pieces, and leaving Honey Bear in one piece. This time, I stamped Honey Bear on Shimmery White cardstock, colored him with Stampin’ Blends, and used his Little Loves die for cutting.
The inside of the card ties it all together. I stamped the two puzzle pieces (“Love You” and “To Pieces”) from the Puzzle Pieces stamp set in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz. The corners were decorated by using the Detailed Trio Punch.
Lastly, the envelope flap was decorated by stamping grass and the flower from A Little Wild.
If you like elephants, you might like to see a recent card where he made an appearance. Just click the link for details.
A Little Wild elephant
A Little Wild Elephant Celebrates Birthday
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you were inspired to play along with our What Will You Stamp Challenge.
All of the supplies, except the embossing folder, are available at my on-line store right now. The Corrugated embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog will be available in September. Have a great day!
Winter Woods was in my pre-order for the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday Catalog. I was excited to start experimenting with this gorgeous bundle, so here’s a sneak peek using my first idea.
There’s nothing like a good sketch to get my creative juices flowing, and CAS(E) this sketch is the one I saw first thing this morning.
I decided to go with shades of green, and chose Pear Pizzazz for the card base. The top layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I ran it through the Big Shot in both directions, as Mary Fish suggested, to give it a real linen paper look. I made a note to include a pack of Soft Sea Foam cardstock in my next order, because it is becoming one of my favorite colors.
The vertical tree trunk stamp was used to make the top rectangle. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink, and (without re-inking) stamped four times across Thick Whisper White cardstock. It is bordered with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, trimmed 1/8″ larger, so the border would be 1/16″ larger.
The bottom square is a piece of the fabulous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. I bordered it with Thick Whisper White cardstock to balance the white in the top rectangle.
The middle rectangle was cut from Soft Sea Foam and bordered with Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the sentiment from Winter Woods, “Thinking Of You This Season,” in Mossy Meadow ink. The branch is cut from Pear Pizzazz with a die from In the Woods, and layered on Thick Whisper White cardstock for sturdiness.
For a touch of color and sparkle, I added three, tiny, Iridescent Sequins.
I barely touched the surface of this fantastic bundle, Winter Woods, and you’ll be seeing it many times throughout the season.
Thank you for checking out my sneak peek. September 5th, order time, will be here before we know it! The supplies for today’s card are listed below. I invite you to purchase from my store, and become a member of my team.
Hello, and welcome to my relaxing day by the sea.
Colorful Seasons Takes Me Back to Hawaii
I always enjoy thinking about the beach. I returned from Hawaii two weeks ago, and told you more photos would be coming. Here I am with my daughter, Katey, out in the ocean. We are 500 steps from the shore (I counted on the way back), and still only knee deep, because it’s a sandbar.
Did I show you my grandson, Drake? He’s only 13, and making Grandma Su look really small. We are walking home from church. They live on Hickam Base, close to Pear Harbor, because Billy is in the Coast Guard. Everything is so convenient. It’s wonderful!
Here’s Drake practicing his bass guitar.
And, giving Grandpa Neil lessons. (Neil said he’s “slappin’ the base”).
Okay, back to my card. It all began, because of three challenges. The theme at Global Design Project is “Take Me to the Sea.”
The sketch is from As You See It.
And, the colors at Sunday Stamps, “Summer Splash,” are perfect for a day at the beach.
The card base is Night of Navy card stock, the ocean is Pacific Point cardstock, and the sand is Sahara Sand cardstock.
I used the Ruffled embossing folder to give the ocean waves, and the Subtle embossing folder to give the sand texture. Before embossing the sand, I used a stamp from the Magical Mermaid stamp set to stamp shells in Crumb Cake ink.
Don’t you love my canvas chair? It’s in the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The wood frame is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and the fabric is Pumpkin Pie ink. It’s “two-step” stamping, and I used the Stamparatus to make sure the fabric met the frame just right.
The glass of lemonade is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, and it has a die for cutting in the Seasonal Layers die set.
Did you see I wrote “hello” in the sand. Sometimes I just have to use something that has retired. I LOVE paper words! It’s from the Greetings die set, for those of you who may have it.
All of the other supplies are available at my store. You can easily shop by clicking on the pictures. If you’d like to start stamping, I’d love to be your demonstrator!
Welcome to a Sneak Peek of one of my favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog, First Frost. This is such a versatile set, and I’m using it today for a Thanksgiving card.
First Frost Thanksgiving Card
My color scheme was decided by the Paper Player’s Challenge #405:
And, my layout is from TGIF #172:
One of the most wonderful things about this First Frost stamp set are the two flowers.
You can achieve watercolored flowers without any water or effort. Just stamp a flower on a Stampin’ Ink Pad, and that’s all it takes. Really!
I used the colors Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight (So Saffron is in my next order).
The flowers were stamped on Very Vanilla, so the edges of the flowers would blend with the background, after cutting with their dies. I also used a fabulous, little sprig die, which looks like Baby’s Breath in this bouquet.
“Happy Thanksgiving” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and punched with the Classic Label punch.
Before gluing everything in place, I stamped the background branch with leaves in Old Olive. I’ll be using this set A LOT!
Have I enticed you to order some of the products I used in today’s card? Just click on the pictures to shop at my store. I’d love to be your demonstrator. Have a great day!
Hi! and welcome to a sneak peek of the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday Catalog. I love designing cards with birds, so Owl (his name) from the Still Night Bundle was in my pre-order. Isn’t Owl grand, sitting on his branch?
Still Night Owl
Owl was really quite easy to color with Stampin’ Blends, because his stamp has so many lines of detail. I stamped him in Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and used four Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory and Bronze.
I was able to cut Owl with his die from the Night Owl Dies set, along with the branch he is perched on, and the Garden Green pine boughs. As I was die cutting the branch in Soft Suede and Whisper White, I noticed how much it looked like the branches in the Woodland embossing folder.
I thought Owl would be happy in this setting, so I embossed Whisper White cardstock with the Woodland embossing folder, and glued it to a Thick Whisper White card base.
The sentiment, “Season’s Greetings From Our Home To Yours,” is in the Merry Christmas to All bundle. The striped edge on the label is Cherry Cobbler, and I used the Stamparatus to make sure the Soft Suede words stamped in the middle. The label has a die for cutting. Yay!
Owl is quite proud of his image, and wants to be entered in the CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
Just one more detail, decorating the envelope flap. This Designer Series Paper is the reverse side of the plaid paper Owl chose for photographing. It’s part of the Festive Farmhouse collection.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Most of the products are listed below, and I think I named the ones that aren’t pictured. All will be available September 1st. Start making your lists!
Welcome to the Kre8tors August 2018 Blog Hop. This month’s theme is all about water, and I get to re-live my happy times of playing in the warm Hawaiian ocean. Snorkeling was a favorite activity; getting up close and personal with colorful, unusual fish. It was like swimming in an aquarium. I didn’t have an underwater camera, but here are some fish surfacing for bread crumbs.
Can you see why I chose Coastal Cabana cardstock to make my ocean?
To add motion to my ocean, I stamped it with Balmy Blue ink using the “swoosh” from the Star of Light stamp set. Next, I embossed it with the Seaside embossing folder. And, the final wave was cut with a Swirly Scribbles die. After gluing the Whisper White wave in place, I trimmed the top of the Coastal Cabana cardstock, conforming to the shape of the white wave.
You Are One of a Kind
You might recognize my fish. He’s from the Jar of Love stamp set, and was easy to cut out with his die from the Everyday Jars die set.
I stamped four “plain” fish using Mango Melody ink, and one “special” fish using three colors of Stampin’ Writes.
TIP: Color directly on the stamp before stamping. This is a great technique for making multi-colored images.
I used the words “amazing” and “you” from the Celebrate You die set to make the colorful fish feel special. You can think of the words as clouds in the sky.
I knew from the beginning what I would say on the inside, “You are one of a kind.” This sentiment is perfectly followed by “Happy Birthday, and I couldn’t help but notice that the Seize the Birthday challenge also has a “water” theme.
I added a “swoosh” inside, some fish on the envelope flap, and a few Iridescent Sequins on the front. I hope you enjoyed my ocean adventure. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Below, you will find the Blog Hop Line-Up, or you can just click the “next” button to go to Anastasia’s blog. You won’t want to miss any of the “cool” projects on this warm, summer day.
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August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call
Tracy Marie Lewis
Laura Kate Mackie