Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cards from Stamp Camp North (9/16/2017)

These great cards were made by the other demonstrators at Stamp Camp North on September 16, 2017.  Hope you enjoy them!  (Click on any image for closer look.)



Terry Kaspari

Cathy  ;D

Celebrate the Season! (Stamp Camp North Card)

This is the card made at my table for Stamp Camp North on Saturday, September 16.  Thanks to Mary Brown for the design (https://stampercamper.com/2017/09/04/colorful-seasons-2/).

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Materials

Stamp Sets
* Tags and Trimmings (2017 Holiday Catalog)
* Colorful Seasons (inside)

Paper
* Pumpkin Pie card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; scraps for leaves)
* Dapper Denim card stock (5" x 3-3/4"; 3-5/8" x 1-5/8"; 3-3/4" x 1-1/4"; scraps for leaves)
* Whisper White card stock (4-3/4" x 3-1/2"; 3-1/2" x 1"; scrap for leaf)
* Vellum card stock (scraps for leaves)

Ink
* Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
* Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (inside)

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Pine Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder
* Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
* Triple Banner Punch
* Rhinestones
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Instructions
(Note: Unless otherwise indicated, SNAIL Adhesive used throughout.)

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

2. Adhere 5" x 3-3/4" Dapper Denim card stock to front of card.

3. Use Big Shot and embossing folder to add texture to 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" Whisper White card stock; adhere to front of card over Dapper Denim.

4. Adhere 3-5/8" x 1-5/8" Dapper Denim card stock to card about 3/8" from left edge of Whisper White card stock.

5. Use Big Shot and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to cut one each of the following leaves:

  • Pumpkin Pie - 1 large and 1 small solid leaf
  • Dapper Denim - 1 large and 1 small solid leaf
  • Vellum - 1 large solid leaf, 1 small solid leaf , and 1 large detailed leaf
  • Whisper White - 1 large detailed leaf

Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach each leaf individually in the order shown below.

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6. Use Triple Banner Punch to trim one edge of 3-1/2" x 1" Whisper White card stock and 3-3/4" x 2-1/4" Dapper Denim card stock.  Stamp sentiment on Whisper White banner and adhere it over Dapper Denim banner.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach over leaves as shown.

7. Add various size Rhinestones randomly wherever they make you happy!!!

8. For the inside I simply stamped a few of the small solid leaves using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I didn't attach this piece yet -- I'll wait until I decide what I'll use the card for and then stamp a sentiment before attaching.

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That's it!  A great card for the fall -- perhaps especially for a Broncos fan!

Cathy  ;D


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Autumn Daisy Card (Sassy Chic Stamp Camp)

This is the card we made at my table this past Saturday at Sassy Chic Stamp Camp.  The only new thing I used on this card was the leaf punch featured in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Everything else is available in the Annual Catalog.  (Inspired by a card made by Corinne Padilla Bethel.)

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Materials

Stamp Sets
* Daisy Delight
* Banners for You

Paper
* Always Artichoke OR Early Espresso card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Wood Textures Designer Series Paper ("DSP") Stack (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
* Daffodil Delight card stock (about 3" x 2-1/2")
* Whisper White card stock (5-1/2" x 2-3/4" for daisies; 3-1/2" x 1" for banner)
* Old Olive card stock (about 4" x 2" for leaves)
* Gold Glimmer Paper (about 2-1/4" x 1-1/4" for word; scrap for flower center)

Ink
* Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad (for stamping daisies and banner)
* Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (for sponging edges of DSP)

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies
* Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies
* Daisy Punch
* 1/2" Circle Punch
* Leaf Punch (2017 Holiday Catalog)
* Stampin' Sponge
* Gold Metallic Thread
* Gold Sequin Trim
* Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue and/or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Instructions

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

2. Rip edges of DSP leaving a rough, white edge all the way around.  Use Stampin' Sponge (I cut mine in quarters) to apply Crumb Cake ink all around edges to cut the stark white and make it look more weathered.  Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere to front of card.

3. Use Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes die to cut loopy flower from Daffodil Delight card stock. Discard stem.  Use Fine Tip or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere near top left corner of card over DSP.

4. Apply glue dot to DSP at base of loopy flower.  Wrap gold thread around your fingers (I wrapped it around three fingers) three times, overlapping the ends, to create a loop.  Holding the overlapped threads together, press them into the glue dot, leaving the loops hanging freely below the flower.

5. Use Sahara Sand ink to stamp two daisies on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out daisies with Daisy punch.  Use Glue Dot or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere one daisy on top of the other, rotating slightly so the petals of the bottom daisy show through the petals of the top daisy.  Punch 1/2" circle from Gold Glimmer Paper and adhere to center of daisy with Glue Dot or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere daisy over loopy flower and metallic thread.

6. Use Leaf Punch to cut two sets of leaves from Old Olive card stock.  Apply Fine Tip or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to back of stems and adhere to card, sliding under daisy petals.

7. Use Sahara Sand ink to stamp banner on Whisper White card stock; cut out image with Banner Die.  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

8. Use Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes die to cut just "shine" from the "sunshine" die.  (You will need to trim the "s" slightly to round it off from the "n" next to it.)  Use a tiny dot of Fine Tip or Multipurpose Liquid Glue in the centers of each letter to adhere over banner.  Don't forget to leave enough room to dot the "i" . . . .

9. Apply a few drops of Fine Tip Glue randomly on front of card and adhere gold sequins.

That's it. Hope you enjoy this card!

Cathy  ;D

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gourd Goodness (Holiday Catalog)

Hi, folks!  This morning I'm sharing a card I made using the Gourd Goodness stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Mini Catalog.  I first made it as a thank you card for demos at the August 26 Rose Hill Stamp Camp, but I was so pleased with the outcome that I've also used this design for a Stampin' Up! demo swap this month.

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Materials

Stamp Sets
* Gourd Goodness (2017 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Bunch of Blossoms (sentiment)

Paper
* Soft Suede card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 3-1/8" x 4-5/8")
* Very Vanilla card stock (5" x 3-3/4")
* Watercolor Paper (4-1/2" x 3")

Ink
* Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
* Crushed Curry Stampin' Marker
* Cajun Craze Stampin' Marker
* Soft Suede Stampin' Marker

Accessories and Tools
* Size "H" Clear Block
* Stampin' Spritzer (filled with water)
* Linen Thread
* Adhesives:
  * SNAIL Adhesive or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  * Stampin' Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips
  * Glue Dots

Instructions
(SNAIL Adhesive used throughout unless otherwise indicated.)

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

2. Place a glue dot about 1-1/2" from top of Very Vanilla card stock close to left edge.  Place end of Linen Thread on Glue Dot; wrap around card stock twice and press other end onto same Glue Dot. Cut away excess.  Adhere card stock to front of card.

3. Using brush end of Stampin' Write Markers, scribble Crushed Curry onto top third of "H" Clear Block; repeat with Cajun Craze on middle third, and Soft Suede on bottom third.  (It's okay if the colors overlap.)  Spritz with water and immediately place, ink side down, onto Watercolor Paper.  (SEE NOTE BELOW.)

4. Allow paper to air dry completely (or use your heat tool to dry it), then stamp the pumpkin image near bottom of paper.  Add sentiment.  Adhere Watercolor Paper to 4-5/8" x 3-1/8" Soft Suede card stock.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere to front of card to the right of the Linen Thread.

5. Make a 2" triple loop bow and use another Glue Dot to adhere over joining of Linen Thread.

It looks like a difficult card, but really so easy!

NOTE RE WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE:  How much water should you spritz on the clear block? That depends on what effect you want.  If you want your card to look more like the first card shown above, spritz a little more water . . . but not so much that you wash the ink entirely off the clear block (maybe four spritzes). For a little different look (see card below), try spritzing a little less (maybe three spritzes).  You'll see this has a little drier, more controlled, look.

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TIP:  Paper has a tendency to curl up and warp a little when you apply water.  Generally, it flattens back out while it's drying; however, sometimes it remains a little warped.  Here's a tip I picked up from Jennifer McGuire* in one of her awesome videos.  After your card stock or watercolor paper dries, run it through your Big Shot!!!  (Be sure to use new, unscarred cutting pads on each side so you don't leave impressions on your paper.)  I didn't do this for my first batch of thank you cards, so the top piece was slightly warped on some of them; I did run my second batch through the Big Shot -- it works like a charm!!!  My watercolor paper was perfectly flat and ready to add to my cards!

* Jennifer McGuire is not a Stampin' Up! demo, but her videos are so chock full of ideas and tips that can easily be adapted to Stampin' Up! products, I've become addicted to watching them!  You can find her site by googling Jennifer McGuire Ink.
 
Until next time . . . keep on stampin' and smilin'!!!

Cathy ;D


Friday, September 1, 2017

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Mini Catalog Goes Live Today!!!

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Yippee!  It's here!  The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog -- Creativity Delivered -- goes live today.  Time to place your orders and get ready for the holiday season!

To give you a taste of what's inside, I'll be sharing a few YouTube videos over the next several weeks, beginning today with the Merry Little Christmas Suite, which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KxrN8BY2i4.

Click on the image to the right to view the catalog online.

Cathy  ;D

Thursday, August 31, 2017

You've Got This

This is a thank you card I made for the demos at Front Range stampers back in June.  I don't think the photo shows this, but the flower shimmers a little (thanks to some liberally applied clear Wink of Stella).

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Materials

Stamp Sets
* You've Got This (Flower and Background)
* One Big Meaning ("A Little Thanks")

Paper
* Whisper White Thick card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; about 2" x 1/2" for banner)
* Basic Black card stock (4-3/4" x 3-1/2")
* Flirty Flamingo card stock (4-5/8" x 3-3/8")
* Whisper White (regular) card stock (4-1/2" x 3")

Ink
* Basic Black Archival Ink
* Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
* Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil
* Old Olive Watercolor Pencil
* Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories and Tools
* Aqua Painter (filled with water)
* Classic Label Punch
* Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

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

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

2. Adhere Basic Black card stock to card front; adhere Flirty Flamingo card stock over Basic Black.

3. Use Flirty Flamingo ink to stamp background image on 4-1/2" x 3" Whisper White card stock; stamp flower image with Basic Black ink.  Allow ink to dry completely, then use Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil to color center of flower and Old Olive to color stem and leaves.  Use an Aqua Painter with a damp (not drippy wet) brush to blend colors.  After colors have dried, apply clear Wink of Stella to flower petals to give them a slight shimmer.  Adhere to card over Flirty Flamingo card stock.

4. Stamp sentiment on scrap of Whisper White Thick card stock, and punch out with Classic Label punch.  Lightly outline label by running the brush end of Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker around edge of label.  (NOTE:  Using the side of the brush for this step prevents the brush from slipping and messing up the label.)  Adhere to card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

This is another one of those cards that can basically be used for any occasion.  Very simple and quick to make (even with the minimal amount of drying time required).

Cathy  ;D

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Yet Another Daisy Delight Card . . . (June Open House)

Still in catch-up mode . . . today I'm posting another make & take card from my June 17 open house. This is a very simple and fun card for a quick thank you note . . . also could be adapted to birthday, congrats, or pretty much any other occasion.

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Materials

Stamp Set
* Daisy Delight

Paper
* Basic Black card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* So Saffron card stock (5-1/4" x 4"; about 5" x 2-1/2" for daisies)
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4"; 4-1/4" x 1" for banner)

Ink
* Basic Black Archival Ink
OR Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
* Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Ink

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* Triple Banner Punch* Daisy Punch
* Bone Folder
* Adhesives:  SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Tombow Liquid Glue

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

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

2. Adhere So Saffron 5-1/4" x 4" card stock to front of card.

3. Use Big Shot and Embossing Folder to add texture to Whisper White card stock; adhere to card over So Saffron.

4. Use Triple Banner Punch to trim one short end of 4-1/4" x 1" Whisper White card stock.  Stamp "Thank You" on banner with Black Ink.  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. Use Black Ink to stamp two daisy images on 5" x 2-1/2" So Saffron card stock; use Crushed Curry Ink to stamp center on one of the daisy images; punch out both daisies with Daisy Punch.  Use a dot of Tombow Liquid Glue to adhere daisy with stamped center on top of the other daisy, turning slightly so the petals from the bottom daisy show between the petals of the top daisy.  Use Bone Folder to slightly curl petals.  Adhere to front of card with one Stampin' Dimensional behind center of flower.

. . . and your finished!!!!!  Did I say this was a very simple card?!

Hope you enjoy this project.

Cathy  ;D