Archive for the ‘In Colors 10-12’ Category:
Did you catch my Video Tutorial on the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Labels Collection Framelits last week? (check it out now) Well here’s a Quick Card that still uses the Apothecary Art stamp set (see it online), and the Framelits (see them online), but on an even simpler card background.
Isn’t the background color pretty on this card? The color is Blushing Bride from the 2010-2012 In Color Collection. Keep in mind that these 5 colors will be GONE after May 31st when the current catalog retires. If you want to have them in your collection, be sure to get them now!
Interested in more Clean & Simple projects? Check out a few on my blog!
Are you hoarding the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper yet? There are only 2 weeks left to add this paper to your collection before Sale-A-Bration runs out! When you have only a few 1/2″ strips left for this paper (or any other paper you love), here is a great project for making the most of them – Patchwork Paper Quilts with the Big Shot Adhesive Sheets (see them online)!
Are you coming to Stamp Club with Meg today? You’ll be making this card as one of your projects. If you can’t make it, here is the ‘how to’ on the Patchwork Technique:
- Cut a piece of neutral card stock to the final size of your patchwork piece.
- Press onto a piece of Big Shot Adhesive Sheet. Remove backing paper and place adhesive-side up on your table.
- Begin with a ½” strip of Designer Series Paper across the center.
- Add strips of paper at right angles, repeating your pattern as desired.
- Trim ends and adhere to project.
Looking for more Everyday Enchantment paper projects? Here are a few on my blog! This paper is from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog – download it now – and can be selected for free with a $50 order until March 31.
Did you know that I tag everything on my blog? Be sure to click the tags in the vanilla box at the bottom of my post to see more posts with similar products or techniques!
A friend of mine recently asked for help in designing baby shower invitations for two of her friends. We came up with a couple of designs, and she took them to the new-moms-to-be so they could pick their favorite.
Here’s one of the designs featuring the Packed for Baby stamp (see it online).
The card base was cut with the Scallop Square Die (see it online). Just fold the card stock in half, place on the die so the fold won’t be cut, then run it through the Big Shot. Voila–shaped card!
- Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo & Concord Crush card stock
- Fashionable Hearts Embosslit (see it online)
- Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die Set (see it online)
- Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
Do you have favorite photos that are just screaming to be featured on a scrapbook page? While I applaud scrappers who can ‘keep up’ with their family photos, that’s just not going to be me. Instead, my scrapbook strategy is to enjoy the time I have to scrapbook by picking and choosing my favorite photos. I don’t worry about whether I’ve finished a baby book before I go on to a picture from last month.
For me, I find it’s a much more enjoyable (aka less stressful) way to catalog our family memories. Here’s a page that I put together last month for Vickie’s Workshop, using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Vintage stamp set (both from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog – download it now – and can be selected for free with a $50 order until March 31).
Look familiar? It should! The layout is the same as the My Digital Studio page I shared yesterday — the one I patterned after a layout in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.
Still trying to decide which Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and selections you want to earn for free before March 31st? Here are some of the projects I’ve shared on my blog:
- Fresh Vintage stamp set
- Triple Treat Flower stamp
- Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
- Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brads Bundle
- Elementary Elegance stamp set
- Sprinkled Expressions stamp set
- Outlined Occasions stamp set
You might have noticed a few favorites if you scan the projects from my blog in the past couple of weeks. One of my favs is definitely the Mixed Bunch stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalog) and its coordinating Blossom Punch (see it online).
Another fav? The Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online) — you can see the lines I made here on the right edge of the card if you look very carefully. They’re much easier to see in person. Speaking of which — there’s a new Diagonal Scoring Plate for the Scoring Tool! You can check it out online — and watch for my project ideas in the next couple of weeks!
Ever try to punch in a specific part of a card, only to find that the punch has moved or you didn’t center the punch as you expected? Here is a GREAT punching trick that will help you line up your punches every time. It’s a great technique for projects like this, where you need your Blossom Punch shape right in the center of each note card layer.
This little note card set and matching Fancy Favor Die gift box are one of the 4 projects from my current Stamps in the Mail Club round! (learn more)
I am in love with these colors! They remind me of rainbow sherbet, which is my absolute favorite Baskin Robbins flavor…oh, and Daiquiri Ice, YUM. Until it’s available this summer, I’ll content myself with stamping in Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Peach Parfait.
- Punch a piece of sticky note so the punched shape includes a sticky edge
- Place this mask over the paper, positioning where you’d like the final hole
- Punch directly over the mask, lining punch with shape. VOILA!
Stamps: You’re My Type, Mixed Bunch;
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait;
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration!);
Accessories: Blossom Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Chocolate Chip Scalloped Polka Dot Ribbon, Fancy Favor Die, Big Shot
Sometimes it’s not 4 layers, 3 stamp sets and a handful of rhinestones that make a card. Sometimes it’s simplicity that makes the difference. Here’s a clean and simple card that uses the Mixed Bunch stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalog, also part of my February Stamps in the Mail Club Kit).
The colors remind me of a bandanna… Poppy Parade & Island Indigo. The Blossom Punch (see it online) gives a great focal point. The bottom of the card is scored several times with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online) to create a nice edged look for the card.
I matted the card in Poppy Parade card stock to bring out the stamped colors. And the ribbon at the bottom is Island Indigo, to match the stamped circles.
Looking for ideas? Check out some other projects on my blog:
My new favorite stamp set? Hands down, it’s Apothecary Art (see it online) from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I can’t seem to put it down! Funny, especially because I didn’t even pre-order it on my first demonstrator pre-order… I reluctantly added it later. Just goes to show, sometimes it’s the play-time that makes a set our favorite!
Let’s see… favorite highlights of this card?
- It’s simple! The base of the card is one of the Note Card & Envelopes that come as a package (note cards & envelopes together – see them online). I use these all the time now! They’re quick to grab for a card idea I want to get down fast, and the envelope is already included. Check out some other samples from my blog.
- Pleated Satin Ribbon — could it be any more gorgeous? (see it online)
- Twitterpated Designer Series Paper — my current fav of all the Occasions Mini catalog papers (see it online)
- For something a little different, try using the Eyelet Border Punch (see it online) along the side of the card, and layer with a short strip of contrasting paper.
I know, purple doesn’t usually jump out as a Christmas Card, but this was one of the FAVS of all 4 cards from my first Christmas Card Stamp A Stack session in October. Did you miss it? Good news– you can still come to the November session! (details and sign ups online — class meets here in Mahomet, Illinois) Sorry I don’t have a ‘to go’ section of this class…but if you do want a Holiday Class ‘to go’, be sure to check my gift class post from yesterday!
Here’s a card that features the Contempo Christmas stamp set (see it online) and Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush as Christmas colors.
Punch? It’s the Ornament Punch (see it online) that matches the Contempo Christmas set (and many others!). I actually use this punch ALL the time at Christmas. Be sure to check out some of my past blog samples with the punch.
The giant snowflake is from the Snowflakes Die for the Big Shot (yup, you can get one for free… but only until November 11th–check it out!). And of course the new Snow Burst Impressions Folder (see it online) is also available as part of the “I Want It All Kit”(aka the Demonstrator Starter Kit) with the free Big Shot
On the inside, I added a tree from Contempo Christmas (see some other blog posts with this set!) and a greeting from the same set, punched with the Modern Label Punch.
***TIP*** When you’re stamping inside a card, it’s AWFUL to have the full card finished and then ‘mess it up’ by stamping a crooked greeting on the inside. Solution? No problem! Just stamp your greeting on a piece of card stock and punch it out, THEN add it to your card. Voila! Perfect greeting, every time.
I’ve told you before how my friend Margo always puts a sweet enclosure in any envelopes she sends to me. So when I send a quick note or a check for a PTO/school activity, I try to follow Margo’s lead and tuck a quick stamped tidbit into my envelope.
Here’s a little note (finished size 1-1/2″ x 3″) that I CASE’d from my fellow demonstrator Shelley Rairden. She used a retired stamp set, so I adapted it for the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set (see it online) and copied her use of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (see it online).
So sweet, and so simple! Three little tiny pearls from the Jewels Pearls add the perfect touch, and the Scallop Edge Border Punch dresses up the bottom edge.
Colors? Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Lucky Limeade.
Next time you sit down to stamp, make a handful of quick and cute little enclosures to share a stamping smile and brighten a few days!