Making Every Day Bright~What Will You Stamp?

Making Every Day Bright is the stamp set being featured at this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge. My cat was insistent on participating in this Halloween project, so this is what happened:

By Su Mohr for #wwys191 and FabFri148; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Making Every Day bright, Cat Punch, Christmas Bulb Punch, Itty Bitty Greetings, Bunch of Banners dies; #makingeverydaybright #catpunch #christmasbulbpunch #lightbulbs #cats #ittybittygreetings #trickortreat #halloweencards #stampinup #wwys191

Hal the Cat

 

The first thing I did was use the Cat Punch to make Hal (his new name) from Basic Black cardstock. He wanted a scary bow, so I let him shred some Nature’s Twine in the Blackberry Bliss color.

Then, Hal chose the spooky lightbulb in the Making Every Day Bright stamp set; the one with a spider and web. 

 

Hal got his way, and I stamped four bulbs in black ink on Whisper White cardstock, letting him punch them out with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I used a Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color the ends. The stamp set has a neat, electrical cord, to attach the bulbs, so we stamped that in Black ink on a Whisper White cardstock layer.

We chose a Gorgeous Grape card base, and layered it with Pumpkin Pie cardstock. You can see how the Whisper White, top layer, is crooked, because Hal and I were struggling. He wanted to emboss it, but I liked it smooth, and said, “enough is enough!”

 

Hal wanted a place to sit, so the Bunch of Banners die cut makes a good spot. I cut the border from Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and stamped “Trick or Treat” in black ink on Whisper White cardstock. We found the sentiment in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and Hal agreed it would be just right for Halloween. I think he’s more into the tricks than the treating.

 

Hal is quite proud of his creation, and wants to show it off at two challenges. The theme and colors were perfect, so how could I say no?

Isn’t this a fun stamp set? If you have Making Every Day Bright, we’d love for you to contribute your project to our gallery at What Will You Stamp? You might even be selected as our guest designer!

Thanks for putting up with Hal. He wants you to come “trick or treat” at his house on Halloween, so he can scare you.

 


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Halloween Still Night Owl~What Will You Stamp?

Welcome to What Will You Stamp?  This week’s challenge is using the Still Night stamp set. We’d love to see you create something from this set for our gallery. Please join the fun!

 

It’s getting close to Halloween, so this Night Owl is saying, “trick or treat.” Keep reading for my spooky story.

By Su Mohr for #WWYS189; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Still Night stamp set, Night Owl dies, Itty Bitty Greetings, Stampin Up; #halloweencards #handmadecards #owls #stillnight #nightowl #stampinup #spookystories

Halloween Still Night Owl

 

The owl is from the Still Night stamp set, cut with a Night Owl die. He is stamped in Night of Navy ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I rounded him with a stylus to give him some shape, so he could sit comfortably on his branch.

The branch is a Night Owl die also, and I cut two; one in Night of Navy cardstock, and one in Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

The background, starry, sky is a piece of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. Isn’t it perfect for a Halloween sky? It’s bordered with Pumpkin Pie cardstock on a Night of Navy card base. You can’t have Halloween with some orange!

Another die in the Night Owl die set made those cute, little orange doodads. I first thought they were stars, but they line up nicely with the tree branch, so they look like orange blossoms.

“Trick or treat” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, cut with the Classic Label Punch.

 

Are you ready for my spooky story?

It was warm the night I was working away in my craft room, so the window was open. I had stamped the owl, and was deciding how to color him, when I heard hooting. Was I imagining things? I hadn’t heard an owl hooting for years! I made my husband go outside with me to confirm I wasn’t crazy, and there it was sitting on the chimney next door! It was able to see me through the window! Coincidence?

If you follow my blog, you know I make paper animals come alive. But, this was a little too real, even for me!

 

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed my spooky story. Don’t forget to create a Still Night project, and post it in our gallery.

The supplies I used are listed below. Have fun shopping!


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Winter Woods~What Will You Stamp?

Welcome to the What Will You Stamp? challenge. Today we are featuring the Winter Woods stamp set, which just might be my favorite set in the Stampin’ Up  2018 Holiday catalog.

By Su Mohr for What Will You Stamp?; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Winter Woods, In the Woods, Softly Falling, Botanical Tags, Duet Banner Punch, Beautiful Layers die; #christmascards #stampinup #winterwoods #inthewoods #christmastree #birds #handmadecards #diy

Winter Woods Trimming the Tree

 

If you have the stamp set, we’d love for you place your creation in our gallery. Clicking on this picture takes you to the site where you’ll learn how to play along.

 

I began my card by stamping the row of trees in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I ran this stamped, cardstock through the Big Shot, using the Softly Falling embossing folder to make snow. And, lickety-split, I glued my embossed cardstock to the Thick Whisper White card base, 

 

Shaded Spruce and Old Olive are the ink colors I used for stamping the Christmas tree on Thick Whisper White cardstock. After stamping, I used the tree’s die from the In the Woods die set for cutting. Before attaching the tree to the card front on dimensionals, I dabbed the tree with a Baby Wipe to give it the effect you see.

 

I always imagine that little birds are decorating the trees in the woods. Luckily, I found two birds, just the right size, in the Botanical Tags die set. It was very easy to snip the birds from their  frame, after die cutting the tag from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

The banner the birds are hanging on the Christmas tree is made with Vellum cardstock, cut with the Duet Banner Punch. I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Santa’s Sleigh stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. The words are photopolymer, which enabled me to bend the words in the shape of the banner.

 

 I have a feeling this will be a Christmas card I’ll be making in quantity this year.

Now let’s see what you can come up with using the fabulous, Winter Woods stamp set. And, and don’t be shy about posting it at What Will You Stamp. We’re looking forward to having you join us!

As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog. The supplies I used are listed below (except retired, Santa’s Sleigh stamp set), and available at my store.


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Waterfront Christmas Card~What Will You Stamp?

A Christmas card is probably not what you would expect to see from the Waterfront stamp set. But, I have Christmas on the brain, and Waterfront has this cute, little pine tree.

By Su Mohr for #WWYS186; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring; Waterfront stamp set, Dashing Deer, Merry Christmas, Stitched Shapes, Festive Farmhouse; #wwys186, #waterfront #dashingdeer #merrychristmas #christmascards #stampinup #dashingdeer #handmadecards #diy

Waterfront Pines

 

Here’s a picture of the complete Waterfront stamp set that’s being featured on the What Will You Stamp challenge this week. Click on the picture to go to the site to see how you can participate.

 

The first thing I did was stamp the pine tree in three shades of green ink (Mossy Meadow, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive) across Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, I used a Stitched Shapes oval die to cut a “spotlight” out of the trees, and triple-layered this to make it stand out. This made a perfect place for my stamped (soft suede ink), and die cut, deer from the Dashing Deer Bundle.

 

Next, I stamped “Merry” from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. Then, I ran the art piece, minus the oval, through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. Once embossed, I layered it on Mossy Meadow cardstock, on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

How do you like the plaid “Christmas?” I used a die from the Merry Christmas die set to cut the word from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. I backed it with a second layer, so it would lay nicely on the snow.

TIP: If you want to dot the “i,” watch for it when you are die cutting. I had to dig the red, plaid dot out of the trash.

 

 

The Waterfront stamp set has been very popular, and I’ve seen many beautiful projects using its images. I’d love to see your contribution on our gallery wall.

Thanks for visiting my blog! All of the products in today’s project are available at my store, and listed below.


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Picked for You~ What Will You Stamp Design Team

This week’s What Will You Stamp challenge is featuring the Picked for You stamp set.

By Su Mohr for WWYS185; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Picked for You, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Corrugated embossing folder; #WWYS185 #Stampinup #pickedforyou #handmadecards #diy #teachercards #stencil

Picked for You

 

The apple is so realistic; it’s fun creating different looks with the 4-step stamping process. 

I’m also playing along with the Global Design Project challenge.

 

I explained my four-step stamping method in this prior post.

Picked for You for Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

By Su Mohr for Kylie Bertucci's Top Ten Winners Blog Hop; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Picked For You, Bokeh Dots, Swirly Frames, Seasonal Layers Lemon Builder Punch, Stamparatus; #pickedforyou #bokehdots #swirlyframes #seasonallayers #lemonbuilderpunch #stamparatus #thankyoucards #teachercards

Picked For You

 

For today’s card, I already had my apple stamped and cut, but I wanted to mold it for a 3-D effect. I turned the apple over on a Foam Pad, spritzed it with water to soften the paper fibers, and used a stylus in a circular motion. 

TIP: Start lightly, increasing pressure slowly, because you don’t want to tear the paper.

 

I set my apple aside to dry, and began on the background. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP makes great stencils, and I chose a pattern I liked with the apple. Since red and green are complementary colors, I “picked” Granny Apple Green and Garden Green for the stenciling treatment on Whisper White cardstock. Holding the stencil in place with my left hand, I used a Sponge Dauber in my right hand, daubing and blending the two colors together.

 

Next, I chose the sentiment, “You are terrific to the Core,” and stamped it in Granny Apple Green ink. I used the square, Stitched Shapes die for cutting, which happened to be the right size. 

 

Garden Green was the natural choice for a card base, and I added a layer of texture with the Corrugated embossing folder. Before gluing everything down, I cut layers of Granny Apple Green cardstock to border the sentiment and art piece.

The supplies I used are available at my store, listed below. Just as in nature, no two apples are exactly alike, so don’t be intimidated by the stamping process.

 

I hope you’ve been inspired to play along at What Will You Stamp. I’d love to see your creation in the gallery!

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Eclectic Floral Thank You Card for What Will You Stamp Challenge

Hello, Oh So Eclectic stamp set! It’s been a while since I played with you. It’s time to stamp with one of your fabulous flowers.

By Su Mohr for WWYS175 and tgifc 175; Click READ to go to my blog for details; Featuring: Oh So Eclectic, Wood Textures, Vertical Greetings, heat embossing, coloring; #ohsoeclectic #wwys184 #tgif175 #woodtextures #watercolor #thankyoucards #heatembossing #handmadecards #stampinup

Oh So Eclectic Thank You Card

 

Oh So Eclectic happens to be the designated stamp set for today’s What Will You Stamp challenge. Since I’m one of the designers, I get to create a project, using a different Stampin’ Up! stamp set, every Monday morning. I sure hope you’ll play along.

 

I first stamped three flowers using Versamark, the Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, and the Heat Tool.

 

Next, I colored the flowers using a Real Red Watercolor Pencil, Aqua Painter, and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. And, I added two Whisper White sprigs that were cut with a die from the Eclectic Layers die set.

 

I decided on a Gray Granite base card with Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to surround my Whisper White, floral, art piece.

And, then I took suggestions from the challenge at TGIF. The right, row, down is: flowers-negative space-thread.

 

I used a label die from the Merry Christmas die set to make my negative space, leaving Wood Textures peeking through. I stamped it with “thank you” in Black ink, using the Stamparatus for positioning. The sentiment is from the Vertical Greetings stamp set.

The final detail of Silver Thread and a Silver Foil sprig were added to complete TGIF’s TIC Tac Toe challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to see your project in the What Will You Stamp Gallery. The more the merrier!

All of the supplies are available at my store, and listed below.


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