The Hometown Greetings die set has a wonderful church, which I combined with Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper for today’s Christmas card.
My inspiration for today’s card is the Paper Players sketch challenge:
I began with a Shaded Spruce card base, topped with a piece of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. I used a second pattern of this DSP for one of the vertical rectangles, and Shaded Spruce cardstock for the other rectangle. The rectangles are 1 1/4″ X 4″, and bordered with Whisper White cardstock that is 1/8″ larger.
Before adhering the DSP and rectangles to the card base, I ran them through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I love how the embossing turns paper into fabric!
Representing the “square” in the sketch is the wonderful church in the Hometown Greetings die set. I ran the die through the Big Shot with Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cropped the church from the strip.
See the full die strip in the picture? Check out all the dies from Hometown Greetings in my Product List below. There’s even a tag topper!
“Peace” is from the retired Christmas Greetings die set. I used Old Olive cardstock to tie in with the touch of Old Olive in the Under the Mistletoe DSP.
Thank you for visiting my Hometown church in the woods. Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful day.
This is Snowball, ice-skating across a Christmas card. I will be mailing it to a friend (in December) who said that snowmen are her favorite.
I began with Snowballs’ background on Shimmery White cardstock, cut with the largest Stitched Shapes square die. The Shimmery White cardstock withstands water coloring, which I did with my Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink pad.
After drying and flattening the square of background under the weight of a heavy book, I stamped Snowball in Basic Black ink, and colored “her” (a female snowman) with a variety of Stampin’ Blends. The colors are listed in my Products List below.
The Spirited Snowmen stamp set has a great stamp with snowflakes that I stamped in Basic Black ink three times across a 1″ strip of Shimmery White cardstock.
I needed the snowflake strip for my layered card I was building for this week’s Paper Players challenge.
Beneath Snowball and the strip is a rectangle of Pool Party cardstock embossed by the Swirls & Curls folder.
Snowball, the strip, and the Swirls & Curls layer, were bordered with Basic Black cardstock for additional layering.
The sentiment, “your friendship warms my heart” (Spirited Snowmen stamp set) is perfect for this card, and my friend. I used a Bunch of Banners die for cutting, and added a little Enamel Shapes heart.
Snowball and the sentiment are boosted on dimensionals, and all was adhered to a Bermuda Bay card base. The three sparkly snowflakes were the final detail, cut with a Seasonal Layers die from Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have a fabulous day!
Apple season is upon us, and Stampin’ Up’s “Picked For You” stamp set helps us create very artistic apples.
Apple on Burlap
The Picked For You stamp set has four stamps for stamping the apple, and the Stamparatus positioning tool works wonders. The ink colors I used to stamp the apple on Sahara Sand cardstock: Granny Apple Green (of course), Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Suede for the stem. I used my Aqua painter to blend the lines and colors together, and then fussy cut the apple in a circle.
My apple needed a place to sit, so I thought of the Burlap background stamp. I stamped the Burlap in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut a corner square to fit on my Sahara Sand card base. Stesha Bloodhart gave me the idea to actually snip the fringe with scissors. I added more texture by running the Burlap through the Big Shot using the Corrugated embossing folder.
TIP: The apple is lifted in the center by two dimensionals, then glued around the edge.
I chose the sentiment, “I couldn’t have picked a better friend,” also from the “Picked For You” stamp set, and stamped it in Soft Suede ink.
The theme this week at Paper Players is apple(s) using a clean & simple layout.
I decided right before posting that my apple need a leaf. So, I stamped a leaf from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Sahara Sand cardstock. The leaf was easily cut, using the Lemon Builder Punch. I tucked it behind the apple stem, and my clean & simple card was complete.
Thank you for visiting my blog. May you enjoy a nice, juicy apple!
You MUST visit my Stampin’ Up store today, October 23, 2018, because there is a 24 hour sale going on. You won’t want to miss it! Clicking the picture below will take to to the details!
Fall is in the air, even in San Diego. We still have warm days, but there is a crispness in the mornings. And, though not plentiful, you can find trees with colorful, changing, leaves.
Today’s Thanksgiving card is a Buffalo Check (background stamp) tablecloth with two fallen leaves.
My inspiration for the layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.
And, the colors are from Paper Players.
I began with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla, and layered it with Mossy Meadow cardstock. My next layer is regular weight Very Vanilla cardstock, where I used a Seasonal Layers die to cut two leaves.
Next, I inked the Buffalo Check background stamp with the Mossy Meadow ink pad, and made my tablecloth. I should have stamped before die cutting the leaves, but the idea didn’t occur to me until this point. It was late last night, and I’m sharper in the morning. LOL
To make it look even more like fabric, I used my favorite Subtle Textured embossing folder. Then, my tablecloth was ready to adhere to the Mossy Meadow layer.
I used a second Seasonal Layers die to cut the intricately patterned leaves; one from Cajun Craze cardstock, and one from Crushed Curry cardstock. See how they fit perfectly in the leaf cut-outs?
The sentiment, “Happy Harvest Blessings,” is from the Country Home stamp set. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink on Thick Very Vanilla, cut it with a Petals & More label die, and placed it on dimensionals.
I embellished my table with strands of Gold Thread, and three gold sequins from the Metallic Sequins assortment.
Now, I have to go shopping to find this tablecloth for my Thanksgiving table. It will be harder to find the leaves!
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you are seeing lots of pretty leaves.
Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners Blog Hop. I am one of the lucky winners, because you voted for my card a few weeks ago. So, thank you very much!
The theme for this month is “congratulations,” and today’s card is welcoming a newborn to the family. It’s among the happiest occasions to celebrate, and I love making baby cards.
The stamp set I’m using is Best Bunny, which makes me giggle, since this is a blog “hop.”
Let’s name the bunny Hop Hop, because that’s what my daughter called her first stuffed bunny.
Best Bunny celebrates
I think Hop Hop has stolen my heart. Isn’t he adorable?
The Best Bunny stamp set comes in a bundle with the Bunny Builder Punch, and I saved 10% buying it this way. Actually I was able to get it for FREE, because I used my August coupons. What a deal! I try to take advantage of all Stampin’ Up’s special offers.
I couldn’t wait to punch out the bunny from Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I brushed the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I set Hop Hop aside while completing the card.
The layout for my card was inspired by this week’s Paper Players sketch.
I created the top, angled section, by sponge daubing Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock through a stencil of Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Paper.
To define the angle, I used Nature’s Twine in Mint Macaron, fraying the ends, and attaching with Tear & Tape.
Hop Hop is my “any shape” in the sketch, and I used dimensionals to make him stand out.
The sentiment, “Hopping by to just say hi,” is in the Best Bunny stamp set, which I stamped in Crumb Cake ink.
I glued the art piece to Mint Macaron cardstock, and glued both to a Pool Party card base.
The envelope is decorated with a 5 3/4 X 2/14″ piece of Subtles 6X6 Designer Series Paper, trimmed to fit. Using the flap as a template makes it easy to trim.
Thanks so much for hopping by. Again, thanks for voting for me, because I love sharing my cards with you. The supplies I used are listed below.
Now, continue hopping to be inspired by all the “congratulations” projects.
There is no doubt about it, tennis is my favorite sport; to play and to watch.
Today’s project was inspired by this week’s Paper Player’s challenge.
I began with Elizabeth’s idea of a ball in the sky, and I found a good tennis ball in the Swirly Frames stamp set. Stamping the circle in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White cardstock, gave me the outline. Then, using a Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend, I filled in the color, and used a Layering Circles die for cutting.
The cloudy sky was made by a technique I described in a recent blog post.
Serene Garden Bird Soaring Among Clouds
Bird Soaring Among the Clouds
I added a “swoosh” from the Star of Light stamp set, stamped in Balmy Blue ink. This is what it’s like when you toss the ball in the air while serving. Now, what would the sentiment be?
In tennis scoring, it’s called an “ace” when you serve the ball to your opponent, and he is unable to make contact with it. So, I used the Large Letters Alphabet dies to cut the word, “ACE” in the sky. I layered the letters for thickness, and glued them back in their holes. This is what is now named, the “eclipse” technique.
To have my card ready to send, I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of 6X6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper.
Thanks for checking out my favorite sport. My aces are far and few between, but it’s a great feeling when it happens. My father-in-law always says “ace a few,” so this card really makes me smile.
Keep scrolling to see the supplies in today’s project. All are available at my store, and I appreciate you shopping!
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad