Thursday, November 29, 2018

Falling Flowers of Thanks

I had to make a whole whack of Thank You cards this past week.  This design was inspired by Pat Tecza from Pinterest.  I liked how she took the Oh So Eclectic flower and made it fall down the card.  The sentiment that I've used is a very old Paper Pumpkin set.
I also liked how she used the thinlits to highlight one flower and the added pearls.
Because I was making a lot of cards, I opted to not add the thinlit and kept the card simpler with a band of ribbon.

Partway through attaching the ribbons I started attaching them at an angle...just to change things up a bit.
The question of the day - which one do you prefer?  Straight or angled?

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wood Mount - 143937 - $42.00
Clear Mount - 143940 - $31.00

Friday, November 23, 2018

Waterfront well wishes

This "Waterfront" set is another that I have been afraid to use even though I've seen so many wonderful cards made with it.   This set of  CASED cards was inspired by Debbie Henderson off of Pinterest.  I like how she kept the cards simple and it was a way for me to feel comfortable with the set.  I still need to do some playing around using different colours.

That's it for today.
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Get well wishes

I need to replenish my get well cards in my stash, so I decided to pick a couple stamp sets and get down to business.
This "Hand Delivered" set scared me a little; I'm not sure why.  I think it was the prospect of colouring the balloons.  I decided to use my Blends to do the job because I would be able to do some shading.

This final card was inspired by Tatiana Tobin in Australia - off of pinterest.   I loved how she paper pieced the balloons using the DSP from the new in-colours.  She made a whole set, I only made one.

Hope you are feeling well, 
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Monday, November 19, 2018

What kind of stamper are you?

When I was in Orlando for Stampin'Up!'s On Stage, they focused a lot on the three different types of stampers throughout the convention.  We were encouraged to keep the three types in mind when we designed cards for our workshops.  So, because I 'm working on next month's technique cards, I decided to create three different cards - although I'll only use one for the workshop.

The first type of stamper is the beginner.  They are new to stamping and are happy just to get ink on the paper.  So my first card is very simple,  just one layer and no extras.

The second type of stamper is the casual stamper.  This group stamps monthly or less may have some of their own products to play around with, but they don't stamp by themselves very often.  They add embellishments to their cards and may have punches but don't invest much in the hobby.

Avid stampers are the third category; crafting daily or weekly.  They usually have their own space to craft in and they are a collector.  They gotta have it all.  I would have to say that most of my stamping friends are avid stampers and, I admit,  that's the category I fall into.

Which type of stamper are you?  And, which of the cards do you prefer?  It was fun to progress from easy to embellished.

Have a wonderful day,
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Merry Embossing

I was playing with embossing powder this morning and this wonderful deer from the Dashing Deer set.  I love the pattern on him.  It shows up well when stamped and I'm thrilled that it shows well with embossing also.  I used two different colours of embossing powder; black for the body and silver for the antlers. 

Just a quick card post today for inspiration.  I'm now going to go check out the order I's full of new stuff from theupcoming Occasions Catalogue.  Woo Hoo.

Have a terrific day,

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Incredible Like You

Yesterday, I played around with one of the stamp sets I received at On Stage in Orlando.  The title of the set is Incredible Like You and I love the font that they've used for the focal words in each of the sentiments.
I have never tried to stamp a wreath before, and I think I did a pretty good job of keeping it from being too square. This is a two step stamping set so the two pieces of greenery use two stamps each and the flowers are two step also.  I fussy cut the flowers and popped them up with dimensionals.

Hope you're having a great day,
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

On Stage Make & Takes

I must say I had a fantastic time in Orlando.  Some things didn't turn out as expected, but overall it was a ton of fun and it was good to meet new friends and run into old ones. 
Today I'm sharing the make & takes that we did during two sessions.  All of the projects used products that will be available in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue that goes live in January.

For the first project above, we used pieces from the Needlepoint Nook Suite.  If you look closely at the Designer Series paper, you can see that it is made up of actual embroidered images.  I also like the on piece from the Framelit set that created the holes in the paper.
This little pizza box (3"x3") is covered with DSP from the Classic Garage Suite, and gears cut using the Garage Gears Thinlits.  I think my favorite feature of this card is the black and silver Striped Ribbon.
This card is oversized to accommodate the cards from our Memories and More Packs.  Envelopes are included in this pack of cards, which come in two sizes, so there's no worries about finding an envelope to fit.  I do like the vibrant colours in this card.
Finally a card which features products from the All My Love Suite.  Our stamp pad was a bit too juicy, but the flower stamp for this set creates variegated look in one stamping.

Now, you have to imagine about 6000 people needing to stamp these cards.  We're divided into 5 halls (or 6) making about 1000 people in each room......all needing to use the Big Shot to cut out pieces.  What do you do?  Line up a whole whack of Big Shots in two stations and hope for the best.
There are about 25 Big Shots per station, 2 stations per hall, 5-6 halls of stampers.  That's a lot of generous stampers lending their Big Shot for the event.

It was a great event with great memories.
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Snowy Chocolates

 What do you do in the wee hours of the morning when you can't sleep - get up and make snowflakes.  I used the Snowfall thinlits to decorate these chocolate packages.  And, starting today, you can purchase the products from the Snowflake Showcase.......but they are only available while supplies last until the end of November - so don't waste any time.

I love the variety of snowflakes and all of the thinlits; so many thinlits!  There are so many because some of the snowflakes come in twos so you can cut out more than one snowflake at a time!  Great time saver!  The velvet paper is great to work with too.  I've shown all the products below with the ordering numbers available for you.  At the bottom of the post is a video from Stampin'Up! featuring all the items in the showcase, so take a look at Stampin'Up!'s tips and ideas.

Enjoy your day,
Thanks for stopping by,

For my tutorial on how to make the little gusseted packages click  HERE

                                               Snow is Glistening Stamp Set149742$27 CAD
                     Neige Scintillante (French Snow is Glistening Photopolymer)149906$27 CAD

                                                  Snowfall Thinlits149692 $53 CAD

                                                 White Velvet Paper149619 $6.75 CAD

                                                    Snowflake Trinkets149620$10 CAD

                                             Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set149744$22 CAD
             Bonheur Tout Autour (French Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer)149904  $22 CAD