“Where oh where can I find a chevron pattern?” That was my question for today’s project.
Chevron Dashing Deer
My inspiration for this search was created by CAS(E) this sketch. See what I mean?
I’m still making Christmas cards, so I looked through my holiday Designer Series Paper for a chevron pattern, and landed on Dashing Along DSP. The Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green stripe would be perfect!
I cut two strips, 4″ X 2″, making sure they would line up in the middle. Then, I snipped (by hand) the two ends, to mimic the sketch.
For the background, I used matching, Garden Green cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I didn’t want to go too crazy with pattern, and this was just enough “subtle” texture.
I glued these layers on a Cherry Cobbler cardbase, the other color in my chevron pattern.
Since the Dashing Along DSP coordinates with the Dashing Along Bundle, completing my card with a deer was an easy decision. I used a Detailed Deer die to cut the deer from Sparkle Glimmer Paper, and another die in the set for his Cherry Cobbler collar.
For the sentiment, I used my “go to” “Merry Christmas” from the Star of Light stamp set. I stamped it in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and used my favorite Bunch of Banners die for cutting. The surrounding piece is in the Sparkle Glimmer Paper to match the deer.
I’m so happy that this photo actually shows some shine.
If you have the ingredients, this would be an fairly simple card to duplicate. You can see my Product List below.
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I’m naming today’s project, “Penguins and Plaid.”
Penguins and Plaid
The design is one I’ve used previously, so I’m casing (copy and selectively edit) myself. It seemed just right for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
The cute, little penguins are from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set, and cut with the handy, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I stamped them in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and colored their caps with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.
The penguins are surrounded by a banner from the Banners for You stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners die set.
Placing the words on the banner would have been difficult, without the help of my Stamparatus.
The Stamparatus is a positioning tool that gives me confidence when stamping. I placed the three words on the banner, pressed the “lid” to make the words stick, lifted the lid, inked the words in Cherry Cobbler, and pressed the words to the banner. I inked a second time to make the words darker. This tool amazes me!
The silver bar is a magnet that holds the paper in place, so you can stamp multiple times.
The words are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. You can check out the entire stamp set in my Product List below.
For the background, I chose my favorite plaid from the collection of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. I layered this on Soft Suede cardstock on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.
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I’m having fun with the new Buffalo Check background stamp, and today it’s making a Christmas box for the Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Man. Instead of “Jack-in-the-Box,” he is “Gingerbread-in-the-box.”
First, I stamped the Buffalo Check with Real Red ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. The Stamparatus tool insured I would get a perfect coverage of ink.
Next, I used “Merry,” a die from the Merry Christmas die set, to cut the word from the top of my stamped Buffalo Check. Then, I layered it for sturdiness, and glued it, lining it up with the pattern, for a “partial eclipse.” It’s hard to see the dimension in the pictures, but the Buffalo Check piece is raised on Foam Adhesive Strips.
To complete the sentiment, I stamped “Christmas” (Merry Christmas to All stamp set) in Real Red ink, and used the label die (Merry Christmas die set) for cutting.
For the background, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder. It has a country home, kitchen feel about it, don’t you think?
This is where the Gingerbread Man (Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set) “popped” into my head. Isn’t he cute jumping out of the box? I stamped him in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock, and Punched him out with his Cookie Cutter Punch. I used the punch for his little Real Red cardstock heart also.
The whole Idea for this card began with this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge. Challenges are great for inspiration!
Finally, for a touch of green, I added three Garden Green, pine sprigs from the Pretty Pines die set. I used a Crumb Cake card base to complement the Gingerbread Man.
This was so much fun to create. I really enjoy combining well loved products with brand new offerings. I’m so glad I didn’t pass on the Buffalo Check background stamp.
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I hope you’re in the mood for Santa, because he is the focal point of today’s project. I love this stamp of Santa and his reindeer from the Hearts Come Home stamp set
Santa Flies Over the Moon
The dark, starry sky was made with a piece of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. I rounded two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. The Night of Navy card base was layered with Whisper White, embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
I used Layering Circle dies to make the moon, coloring it with Pineapple Punch ink and a Sponge Dauber. “Merry Christmas” is from the Star of Light stamp set, and cut with a die from Bunch of Banners.
My inspiration for the design is from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:
The Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon was the final touch. It was calling out to me, and I couldn’t help myself!
The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available. Click on the digital copy (under my profile photo) to see all of the wonderful, new products! Thanks for visiting, and have a great weekend!
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.
The Sunshine Wishes die set has been a favorite of mine. The dies are, well, “to die for.” The die I’m using today is a butterfly, at least, that’s what it looks like to me. Or, do you think it’s a flower? Either way, I like it in these sunshiny colors.
Sunshine Wishes Butterflies
The three colors are Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, and Lemon Lime Twist. I used the die to cut the butterflies from cardstock in these colors.
To add a bit more color, I snipped pieces of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP, and used Sponge Daubers with ink pads for coloring. These were lined up on Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes embossing folder.
My inspiration for the lay-out is this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
To complete the card front, I stamped “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. And, I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to the butterflies, making them extra happy.
Sunshine Wishes Butterfly
For the inside, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Better Together stamp set. The rainbow effect was achieved by applying the three ink colors to the stamp before stamping. The cute do-dad is also from Better Together.
You can see the supplies I used for today’s card by continuing to scroll. It’s a bit difficult to read the words backwards in the Sunshine Wishes die set, but you get the idea.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m sending you sunshine wishes!