September 2015

5 posts

 For some reason, I have missed the last two Pals Paper Arts card challenges by a few hours. But, I’m super excited to submit a card to PPA #268 Card Challenge today.

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This card is a quick and simple Christmas card using SU! Festive Flurry stamp set. I stamped the large snowflake in Pacific Point, the medium sized snowflake in Bermuday Bay, and the small snowflake in Coastal Cabana. I added stampin’ dimensionals and rhinestones to give the stamped image depth and eye-candy. The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point using SU! Greetings of the Season stamp set.

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Supplies: retired SU! Greetings of the Season (not pictured)

I must say having a make-n-take right around the corner helps me to overcome a creativity block. I’m so glad Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #162 gave me the perfect inspiration for one of my September Make-n-Take designs:

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I had wanted to use up some of the DSP paper in my paper stacks, and this card fit the bill. I took DSP from SU! Fresh Prints paper stack, cut it into 1 1/2″ strips and then cut the strips diagonally from corner to corner. I then spiraled them around a small circle in middle of the card (I did have to overlap the last two or three very slightly to make the card look good). I then took SU! Perfect Blend and made a cup with a sentiment banner. The card is accented with copper twine and sequins I just bought last week on Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.

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September’s Technique Class is August’s Technique Class rescheduled due to me having a nasty cold last month. This technique is all about making a negative image stencil using a hot glue gun. This is an awesome technique and I know everyone that tries this won’t be able to stop making hot glue gun stencils (see the YouTube video).

I had to go and purchase more glue sticks and decided to try the All Temperature sticks. I think they are easier to manipulate into the shape(s) you desire. I had previously posted a tree card using this technique, but I needed two more samples for my class this week,and I decided to make some hearts and flowers.

The heart/friend card turned out really well after I decided the spritzed color wasn’t brilliant enough and I went back and sponge daubed color onto the watercolor paper straight from the ink pads, The spritzed color did give it a nice light background as a base. I think I need to go back and start over with my color mix by putting more ink and less water and alcohol. Anyway, the heart/friend card is below my picture of card in progress showing the heart stencil.

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The next card featured is the flower card. When I first made the stencil, some of the flower lines were very thin. It was easy to go back and add more hot glue to make the lines thicker. Also, on the area where the flowers meet, there was a very large blank space; so, I took my rubber cutting scissors and cut some of the hot glue away so the ink could get to the paper. I used a sponge to apply the color straight from the ink pads. The stencil and card pictures are below.

The last card is the tree card, which I had completed last month. You can go back to its original post to get the supply list and details on making this card.

Hot Glue CardSupplies:

(not pictured) hot glue gun, retired label thinlits, watercolor garden SU! retired stamp set, stamp-a-ma-jig

Price: $110.00

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It seems like a long time since I have posted. I have been sick plus super busy. The last make-n-take we had at my house featured the card below.  It is using the new SU! Woodland Textured embossing folder. Here is the card:

SUO #130

This is a super simple card to make. I used a brayer to roll Crumb Cake onto the inside flaps of the Woodlands embossing folder. I then placed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock into the folder and ran it through my Big Shot. I cut a wreath out of SU! Color Me Autumn DSP. I cut out the leaves with a retired BigZ die (can’t remember the name) and ran them through various SU! embossing dies (it doesn’t matter which dies you use, just something to give the leaves texture). I printed out “hello” in a color close to Elegant Eggplant, which is the color of the card stock used to mat the embossed Very Vanilla.

Supplies: **Note: I added the current Leaflets Framelits and Acorn Builder below, which can be used to substitute for retired product I used on my card.

Price: $12.50

Price: $110.00

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I am so excited to have made the top three in SUO Challenge #129.  I love the new Holiday Mini-Catalog and I LOVED showing of the new window die with a window scene.

SUO #129

I know anyone that purchases this die set along with the stamp set will be totally in love with them both. I have seen so many great cards on Pinterest using this bundle, which has spurred my imagination. I can’t wait to make Christmas cards with this set along with some of the new Christmas sets from the Holiday Mini-Catalog. Click on the picture below to go to my web-site to order this awesome bundle.

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