Stampin’ Up! Country Home and Rooted in Nature
Last night, I had the opportunity to stamp with an awesome group of teenage girls in Queen Creek, Arizona. Their creativity just blew me away!
I cut the pieces and showed them, step by step, how to create this card with rubber stamps, ink, and paper. But some of the ways they changed the card to make it their own were just amazing. (I should have taken some photos, but we were too wrapped up in crafting.)
The card starts with a Crumb Cake base, on top of which is a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper. We stamped the stump image from Rooted in Nature with Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card stock. We then added two leaves punched with the Cherry Cobbler card stock and the Leaf Punch. On top of that, we inserted a small slice of the Come to Gather DSP. And, finally, we stamped the sentiment (perfect for this month of gratitude) in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla card stock.
It was fun stamping with a group of girls who let their creativity flow.
I’m headed back in December to stamp on wooden tree ornaments and create a Gold Foil gift box.
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Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hello
Happy Saturday morning, November 2, 2019! It’s bright and sunny here and heading toward the mid-80s in Mesa, Arizona. It hasn’t been difficult getting used to the weather here! I’ve been out and about attending networking groups to meet new people and make connections. I try to bring a fun item to share made with Stampin’ Up! products, and, of course chocolate.
These Ghirardelli treats are my go-to item. They are quick and easy and cute and can be dressed up in any way for any holiday or event. This one features the stamp set Harvest Hellos and the Apple Builder Punch with the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.
Start with a strip of your favorite Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/2 inches by just under 2 inches. Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8 inches. Trim both ends with Stampin’ Up!’s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Fold on the score lines. Insert your chocolate. I usually add a little adhesive to keep the chocolate in place. Close the package with coordinating ribbon and decorate the front.
For my meetings, I package in a cello bag and include either a business card or a free class pass. Everyone loves a little chocolate!
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Stampin’ Up! Spooktacular Bash
Just a couple more days before the ghosts and goblins hits the streets October 31, 2019. ! Here’s a fun Halloween card created by Kimberly Stanke using Stampin’ Up!’s Spooktacular Bash stamp set, coordinating Ornate Frames Dies, and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.
It might be hard to tell from the photo, but this is a fun fold card. It opens using the circle/tag on the bottom right-hand corner. The Crushed Curry base measures 11 inches by 4 1/4 inches. The 11-inch side is scored at 1 1/2 and 7 inches and is folded “in” to create a card front. The Designer Series Paper pieces measure 4 x 3 3/4 and 4 x 1 1/4. Kimberly added a fun tag and an embellishment from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.
Thanks for stopping by today! (I’m off to the store to restock the Halloween candy.)
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Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow
Today, my card is all about the background. It almost looks like one of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers, but it’s not. I used rubber cement. Yes, the kind from the office supply store.
I started by dropping the rubber cement with a toothpick onto a piece of Whisper White card stock (measuring 5 x 3 ¾ inches). I wanted to make it look like snow. I then let this piece dry thoroughly. For me, that was overnight.
I then used Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Brayers to layer on Balmy Blue ink. I kept rolling until I got the desired darkness. Then, with a paper towel, I rubbed the rubber cement off of the card stock. I would call this an emboss-resist technique.
For the rest of the card, I used the Snowman Builder Punch to punch out a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. (I love that some of the images can be punched directly from the Designer Series Paper.) I topped him with a hat punched from the Black Foil Sheets (and arms, too). The “snow” is a piece of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper die cut with a piece from In the Woods. It’s layered on Basic Black and Balmy Blue.
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Congratulations to Marylu Tyger for winning the September giveaway.