Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mini Coffee Cup Gift Basket

These little gift baskets are the sweetest!  I made them for the registration gift at the September 30 Rose Hill Stamp Camp.  It's just big enough to hold a couple of fun-size chocolates.  (See?!  You get really cool little gifties when you come to our Stamp Camps!)

Click on photo for closer look.

Materials

Paper
* Crushed Curry card stock (approximately 2" x 2-1/4" - two pieces for cup; 4-13/16" x 1-1/2" for sides; 4-3/8" x 5/8" for handle)
* Whisper White card stock (approximately 2-1/8" x 5/8" - two pieces for lid)
* Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper ("DSP") for sleeve (approximately 2" x 1-1/2" - two pieces)

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive OR Multipurpose Liquid Glue OR Tear 'n Tape

Instructions

Please view the YouTube video at http://cardsandacuppa.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/coffee-cup-mini-gift-bag-with-video.html for instructions to make this sweet little basket.  NOTE:  This is the small size coffee cup die; also included on this blog site are instructions and measurements to make a basket using the larger coffee cup die.

Cathy  ;D

Friday, October 20, 2017

High Tide (Masculine Card)

I thought for sure I had already posted this card . . . guess I was living in a time warp again . . . sigh.

In any event, this is the card we did at my table at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on June 24, 2017.  It was a little confusing for some of the stampers, so I'll try to be as precise as I can in describing how to make it.

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The inspiration for this card came from my friend and downline Sue Mason, who made a similar card with a circle instead of an oval.  (For the life of me I couldn't find my circle dies when it came time to make this card . . . .)

Materials

Stamp Sets
* High Tide
* Bunch of Blossoms (sentiment)

Paper
* Dapper Denim card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Crumb Cake card stock (5-1/4" x 4")
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4"; 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" for oval; 3-1/4" x 1" for lighthouse)
* Soft Suede card stock (3-3/4" x 2-3/4" for oval)

Ink
* Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
* Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
* Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
* Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad
* Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad


Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
* Paper Snips
* Stampin' Sponge
* Aqua Painter filled with water
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals

Instructions
(SNAIL Adhesive used throughout unless otherwise indicated)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Dapper Denim card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Adhere 5-1/4" x 4" Crumb Cake card stock to card front.

3. Use Dapper Denim to stamp stripes down left side of 5" x 3-3/4" Whisper White card stock.  Cut 3-5/16" x 2-3/8" oval from Whisper White card stock; use removable double-sided tape to adhere oval to 5" x 3-3/4" Whisper White card stock.  Use Soft Suede ink to stamp seagulls image so the birds appear on both layers of card stock; remove oval and set aside for next step.  Stamp weeds near bottom of 5" x 3-3/4" card stock.  Adhere to front of card over Crumb Cake card stock.

4.  Use Dapper Denim ink to stamp water image across center of Whisper White oval (you will need to stamp it twice side-by-side to span length of oval).  Sponge Marina Mist ink lightly above water image; sponge Sahara Sand ink below water image.  Use Aqua Painter filled with water to paint over water image to spread the ink across the water.  When dry (either air dry or use heat tool), stamp more weeds near bottom of oval.

5.  Use Big Shot to cut 3-9/16" x 2-5/8" Oval from Soft Suede card stock.  Adhere Whisper White oval to Soft Suede oval.  Adhere to front of card, matching up seagull images.  Stamp sentiment below oval near the right side of card.

6.  Use Crumb Cake ink to stamp detailed lighthouse on Whisper White card stock.  Use Dapper Denim ink to stamp lighthouse stripes over first image.  Use Paper Snips to cut out lighthouse image.  Adhere to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

That's it! This is a great guy card for birthday, thank you, Father's Day, or any other occasion.  Hope you enjoyed it!

Cathy :D

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Give Thanks Card

This is a card I did as a make and take at my demo meeting Monday evening -- one of the ladies had specifically asked me to show her how to do the watercolor technique I did for my Gourd Goodness SUDSOL swap card, so this is the design I came up with.

Click on image for closer look.
Materials

Stamp Sets
* Vintage Leaves
* Labels to Love (2017 Holiday Catalog) (Sentiment)

Paper
* Soft Suede card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 4-3/4" x 3-1/2")
* Very Vanilla card stock (5" x 3-3/4")
* Watercolor paper (4-1/2" x 3-1/4")
* Gold Glimmer Paper (about 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" for leaf)

Ink
* Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
* Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
* Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker
* Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
* Size "H" Clear Block
* Stampin' Spritzer filled with water
* Linen Thread
* Gold Metallic Thread
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Glue Dot
* OPTIONAL:  Heat Tool

Instructions
(SNAIL Adhesive used throughout unless otherwise indicated)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Adhere 5" x 3-3/4" Very Vanilla card stock to front of card.

3. Adhere 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" Soft Suede card stock to front of card.

4. See my Gourd Goodness swap card here for instructions on applying ink to watercolor paper, and also a tip on how to flatten the paper if it warps.

5. Once paper is completely dry, stamp leaf images and sentiment on watercolor paper using Early Espresso Ink.

6. Cut leaf from Glimmer Paper and adhere over stamped image.

7. Holding Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Thread together, make a three-loop bow and adhere with a glue dot over stem of gold leaf.

Hope you've enjoyed this card!

Cathy  ;D

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Colorful Seasons Fall Card w/Instructions

This is the card we made at my table at Stamp Camp North yesterday.  My inspiration came from a card created by Jackie Bolhuis (see Jackie's original card here).

Click on photo for closer look.

Materials

Stamp Sets
* Colorful Seasons (leaves)
* Painted Harvest (sentiment) (2017 Holiday Catalog)

Paper
* Cajun Craze card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Early Espresso card stock (4-1/4" x 3"; 3-1/2" x 3/4")
* Very Vanilla card stock (4" x 2-3/4"; 3-3/8" x 5/8"; 5-1/4" x 4" for inside)

Ink
* Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
* Cajun Craze Refill Ink
* Cherry Cobbler Refill Ink
* Crushed Curry Refill Ink
* Early Espresso Refill Ink

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* Aqua Painter filled with water
* Large Clear' Block or other solid, flat surface
* 1/4" Copper Trim
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dot

Miscellaneous Items
* Baby Wipes

Instructions 
(NOTE: SNAIL Adhesive used throughout unless otherwise indicated)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Use Big Shot and embossing folder to add texture to front of card.

3. Position 4-1/4" x 3" Early Espresso card stock as shown and adhere to front of card.

NOTE:  Click on link above to visit Jackie Bolhuis's blog and view a video tutorial of Steps 4 and 5 below.

4. Fold baby wipe in half, and then in half again and lay on top of Clear Block.  Add a few drops of each of the Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry Refill Inks randomly on baby wipe. This will be your stamping pad for the solid leaves.  Stamp images on the 4" x 2-3/4" Very Vanilla card stock.  Use Early Espresso stampin' pad to stamp the detailed leaf images.

5. Use Aqua Painter to add Early Espresso speckles:  Fill Aqua Painter with water and pick up just tiny bit (not even a drop) of Early Espresso Refill Ink on the brush tip.  Holding the Aqua Painter loosely, tap it against your finger or a pair of scissors or a marker or something solid to fleck the speckles onto the paper.

6. Adhere Very Vanilla card stock to front of card over Early Espresso card stock.

7. Use Early Espresso ink to stamp sentiment on 3-3/8" x 5/8" Very Vanilla card stock.  Adhere to 3-1/2" x 3/4" Early Espresso card stock.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add this piece to front of card.

8. Make a small bow with the 1/4" Copper Trim.  Pull trim apart to create a mesh-like fabric bow and adhere it near left edge of banner with Glue Dot.

DON'T FORGET THE INSIDE!!!

Use same process as described above to stamp leaves and add speckles to 5-1/4" x 4" Very Vanilla card stock.  Adhere to inside of card.

Click on photo for a closer look.

This is a fairly quick and super-fun technique.  I hope you'll try it!

Cathy  ;D

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall Holiday and Seasonal All-Occasion Cards

Good morning, stampers!  This morning I'm sharing with you photos of all the great cards we made at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on September 30.  I feel so fortunate to be able to share this fun experience with such talented women!  Hope you enjoy and draw some inspiration from these samples.  (Click on any of the images for a closer look.)



Cathy  ;D

Saturday, October 7, 2017

More Fall & Winter Cards from 10/6/2017 demo swap

What beautiful cards I received in my card swap yesterday!  This was a new demo meeting for me and I had not previously met most of the demonstrators there.  Lots of talent in this group!!!!

Anyway . . . sharing with you their great swap cards and make & takes.  (Click on images for closer look.)


Enjoy!

Cathy  ;D

Friday, October 6, 2017

Hedgehog Card with Painted Harvest Set

Don't you just love this little hedgehog?!  I'm not usually one to jump on the hedgehog bandwagon, but when I saw how people were stamping this one I couldn't resist!  And yes, it's stamped with the sunflower from the Painted Harvest stamp set!

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Materials

Stamps
* Painted Harvest (2017 Holiday Mini Catalog) (sunflower and leaves)
* Colorful Seasons (sentiment)
* Dragonfly Dreams (inside sentiment)

Paper
* Early Espresso card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 4-1/4" x 3-1/2")
* Cajun Craze card stock (5" x 3-3/4")
* Very Vanilla card stock (2-1/2" x 2-3/16"; about 2-1/4" x 1-1/2" for label; 5-1/4" x 4" for inside)
* Pear Pizzazz card stock (about 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" for leaf punch)
* Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (5-1/4" x 4")
* Wood Textures DSP Stack (about 3-1/2" x 2")

Ink
* Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
* Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
* Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
* Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Wood Crate Framelits Dies
* Rose Garden Thinlits Dies
* Leaf Punch (2017 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Stampin' Sponges
* Black Rhinestone Jewels
* Metallic Enamel Shapes
* Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals

Instructions
(Unless otherwise indicated, SNAIL Adhesive used throughout)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Center and adhere 5-1/4" x 4" DSP on front of card; adhere Cajun Craze card stock over DSP; adhere 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" Early Espresso card stock about 1/8" from top of Cajun Craze card stock.

3. Use Soft Suede ink to stamp sunflower image near bottom of 2-1/2" (top to bottom) x 2-3/16" (left to right) Very Vanilla card stock.  Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Old Olive ink around top and side edges of card stock and to lightly daub ink around stamped image.  Adhere about 1/8" from top of Early Espresso card stock.

4. Use Big Shot and Wood Crate die to cut out the front piece of crate (use scissors to trim edges on side score lines; leave bottom panel of crate intact -- meaning, don't cut on that score line).  BEFORE ADHERING TO FRONT OF CARD, see steps 5 and 6 below . . . .

5. Use Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp three solid leaf images on Pear Pizzazz card stock; use Old Olive ink to stamp detailed leaf images over the Pear Pizzazz images; punch out with leaf punch.

6. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to back of panels on crate; lightly set crate about 1/8" from bottom of Early Espresso card stock and tuck stems of leaves down behind panels -- then press down to adhere crate and stems to card stock.  Add tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to backs of each leaf and press down to secure.

7. Use Early Espresso ink to stamp sentiment on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock; use Big Shot and label from Rose Garden dies to cut out sentiment.  Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Old Olive ink around edges of label and lightly daub a little more ink across label.  Adhere to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

8. Adhere self-adhesive Black Rhinestone Jewels to add eyes and nose transforming this sunflower into a sweet little hedgehog!!!  Adhere Metallic Enamel Shapes to label to add just a touch of bling.

DON'T FORGET THE INSIDE!!!

Click on image for a closer look.
Use Early Espresso to stamp sentiment; Old Olive to stamp the detailed leaf image and to sponge color around edges and daub a light hint of color over card stock.

That's it!  I have lots of friends who make me smile, so this will be a perfect, kind of fall-themed card for them.  Today I used this card for a swap with some other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

Over the weekend I plan to post photos of the other cards I received in today's swap, as well as some cards from recent stamp camps and other swaps with demonstrators.  Lots of great ideas to inspire you!!!

Cathy  ;D