Posts Tagged ‘Baroque Motifs’
I’m off to Salt Lake City! Yesterday I mentioned making some new Faster Fleece Flowers as swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Convention. Today I’m showing a few of the fun things I have planned for the LovenStampfuls Demonstrators attending Convention with me!
I didn’t want to show these too early, since I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for our demonstrator group. But since nearly everyone will be traveling today, I didn’t think they’d be cruising my blog and I think the coast is clear!
For the Flower Power Party tomorrow evening, I’m going to give each demonstrator a Swap Bag that matches the theme… Peace, Hope, Love… along with a matching Bag Tag.
At Convention each year we get a fabulous bag from Stampin’ Up! (can’t wait to see this year’s–we get it at Registration on Wednesday!). But since all several thousand of us have the same bag, it’s nice to have something different as a tag.
For the tag this year I started with a piece of cardboard, then covered with Designer Series Paper (the Island Oasis paper from the Summer Mini Catalog) using the Tombow Multiadhesive (love that stuff!). Then I put the tagboard and paper through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine with the Top Note Die.
The Extra Large Scallop Circle has an image from the Homemade single stamp in Pacific Point ink (did you see my Rock N Roll Tip for the Homemade stamp last week?). And the letters are stamped in my NEW Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set — LOVE that baby, especially with the clear mount format!
Tie off with a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet and a piece of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, and you’re all set!
I also made a photo frame gift for my LovenStampfuls group — using these little flat glass frames from a Swedish discount store (get it?).
The Tempting Turquoise card stock inside the frame was stamped in Pacific Point ink with the Baroque Motifs stamp set (one of my all-time favorites).
And did you know that you can get blank Decor Elements sheets? You CAN!! So I used my Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die to cut a small butterfly from the White Decor Element Sheet. I stamped a little bit on the corner with Baroque Motifs and a Tempting Turquoise Craft Pad. The Craft Ink sticks great to the vinyl sheet. And of course I needed that ‘one more thing,’ so I added a Jewels Basic Rhinestone to the corner.
Looking forward to seeing many of my demonstrator friends at Convention this year!
These cards are designed to go with a wedding ensemble that I created for a friend. She didn’t actually get to use these, but if you’re starting to plan well ahead of time, I love this for a simple, easy-to-reproduce card!
The cards use the Big Shot and the Top Note die. The die usually cuts a full shape, as in the sample wedding invitation. To make the cards here, I folded the Very Vanilla cardstock in half, then put the cardstock on the Top Note die so that the fold would NOT be cut. The Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and the elements from the Baroque Motifs stamp set are a great combination.
To put the information about the upcoming wedding on the inside of the card, I actually printed the cardstock using my home printer BEFORE cutting the cardstock with my Big Shot Die Cut machine. I also set the text color on the printer to match the Chocolate Chip ribbon and Chocolate Chip ink used on the front of the card.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (113490)
Inks: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories: Big Shot (194), Top Note Die (198), Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (109051)
As I was cleaning up my Stamping Studio this week, I found a card that had been hiding for probably 2 years, and I love it! I think this was a Stamp Club with Meg card, and it’s timeless. I love it as much today as when we made it for Stamp Club.
- Fold the Whisper White cardstock piece (5.5 x 8″) in half first, then use the Tearing Edge to tear off the bottom edge of the card front. The Tearing Edge Tool makes it easy to create a perfect torn edge every time.
- Stamp the Baroque Motifs swirl and the “kind” word on the front of the card in VersaMark ink and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge ink over the embossed images in a swirling motion. The swirling motion helps to create a smoother layer of ink, without dark smudges. Also sponge up from the torn edge to darken the edge for better contrast against the inside of the white card.
- Ink the medallion stamp from Baroque Motifs with your lighter ink color, then use the Rock N Roll technique to add a darker edge: roll the edge of the stamp onto a darker ink color, to pick up the dark ink along the borders. The higher the angle of your stamp, the narrower your border will be.
- Add the Rhinestone Brad in a coordinating color (here, “Cool Squares”) and attach it to the end of a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon, to emphasize the white cardstock and the white embossing powder.
- Finally, stamp the swirl inside your white card, and mount the whole card on a piece of matching cardstock (4.25 x 5.5″).
A few months ago I helped my friend Carol design some fun wedding favors and placecards plus program folders for her wedding. She had already sent her invitations but I’ve been playing lately and came up with a fun matching invitation.The Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla combination has been VERY popular lately. These invites would be a snap to make, even if you need 150 or 200!
Here are the supplies:
- Baroque Motifs Stamp Set
- Ink: Chocolate Chip & Mellow Moss
- Cardstock: Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla
- Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Texturz Plates, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
The words were printed on Very Vanilla cardstock, to match the Chocolate Chip stamping ink.
Have I mentioned how much fun I’m having with the Pennant Big Shot die? I LOVE this thing! My first banner was a gift for the mom-to-be at a Stampin’ Up! baby shower, so I just had to make another banner to have in my own home. With Thanksgiving celebrations this week (we’re hosting dinner for 23!) I figured the occasion would be perfect for a new banner.
The colors for my banner are Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron. The orange pennants are done with the Tangerine Tango Patterns Designer Series Paper (112153, $9.95) and the chipboard letters are covered with one of the papers from the Washington Apple Designer Series Paper (112461, $9.95).
The letters are cut using the Serif Essentials Big Shot die set (113464, I asked for this as an early Christmas present and I love it already!!) and the Scallop Circles and the Pennants (big and small) are all from the Pennant Bigz XL Die (113483, $39.95). I can definitely see myself using this banner all the time. The scallop danglies are easy to make–just fold 3 of the scallop circles in half and glue them together with the ribbon in the middle. And of course the crystal bead from the Pretties Kit (109114, $29.95) adds the perfect amount of ‘bling’.
To create the letters, I started with a sheet of thin cardboard and used Tombow Multiadhesive (110775, $3.95; I love that stuff!) to adhere a piece of the Washington Apple DSP. I let the glue dry and then ran the glued paper/cardboard through my Big Shot.
For the banner, I decided not to fold the pennant pieces flat. I love the dimension created by the folds in the centers. I actually folded the top edges over and added the Brass Jumbo Eyelets (108431, $9.95) and the Striped Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (111849, $8.95) so that the pennants retain the dimension. On the Old Olive pennants, I stamped in Old Olive ink using the Baroque Motifs stamp set (109403, $25.95). What a great stamp set–it matches everything!
Remember those wedding ideas I posted last week with the Baroque Motifs stamp set? The bride also planned to give home-made wine as a table favor, so she ordered blank wine bottle labels and stamped on them with the same design!
Thanks, Carol, for sharing your work with us–these turned out beautifully! Love the Chocolate Chip ink and the Sage Shadow ink together on the big swirls.
I guess you really can stamp just about anything. What a great ensemble to put together for a wedding.
Have you thought about using your stamps and Stampin’ Up! papers for wedding projects? I had someone contact me to set up an appointment to plan place cards for tables at her wedding reception, and these are the samples I showed her when she arrived.There are so many ideas, ranging from simple to fancy. The card in the center left is just a piece of cardstock wheeled with the So Swirly Wheel (109683) in Pumpkin Pie ink. The rest of the samples all use the Always Designer Series Paper (112486) and matching Always stamp set (113620). The colors are all Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette–I love this paper!
The Pillow Box in the front was created with the Big Shot (113439), and also uses one of the new Filigree Brads (112577), plus the Scallop Square Punch (112081). The simple place card in the center right uses the Top Note Big Shot die (113463) which is included in the Big Shot Starter Kit (113481). And of course the basket in the back right is made with the Baskets & Blooms die (113484) and you can check out my video on how to assemble these baskets if you’re not sure.
This is what I came up with for Carol after chatting with her about her wedding colors and style. We used the Baroque Motifs stamp set (109403) to go along with her wedding theme, which focuses on fall and wine. The colors here are Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla, with Sage Shadow accents. Her place cards are unique–Carol had the idea of cutting wine bottle corks flat on one side and adding a slit for the place card. She also decided to do a program folder for the wedding programs, and she’ll use her leftover cardstock to make a few thank you notes with “kind” stamped on them.
Probably the coolest part will be her wine bottle labels. As table gifts they are giving home-made wine from her father-in-law, and Carol is going to stamp the same design from the place cards on the custom wine bottle labels. Can’t wait to see it all put together!
In case you’re wondering how we stamped the swirls so close together… definitely pull out your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. It’s a fabulous tool for something like this. Never used one or don’t remember how? Learn how on one of my technique videos…