Friday, August 29, 2014

For The Birds Scallop Tag Topper Card

Hello and happy Friday to all of you!  This is my favorite Friday of the month because I get to meet with a wonderful group of ladies to stamp over our lunch hour!  Tonight should be a blast also because Veterans United is hosting a movie in the park for their employees and families.  We will get to see the new Lego movie on a big screen, hang out with friends, and have lots of junk food!  Can life get any better?  LOL!  The weather should even start to cool by the weekend so I am looking forward to our evening.

Next month I hope to play with the Medallions dies and stamp set.  Fun!

Stamps:
For the Birds (pg 168)

Colors:
Basic Grey
Whisper White
Hello Honey (pad for sponging)
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks (pg 185)

Goodies:
Big Shot (of course)
Chevron Embossing folder (pg 226)
Blackberry Bliss ribbon (pg 207)
Dimensionals
Sponges
Markers-Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey Lost Lagoon

Happy stamping!
Stef

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Scallop Tag Topper Treats

Sandi MacIver has a fantastic tutorial out there for these little cuties.  My hubby was impressed enough that he requested six of them to take to work...be still my heart!  LOL!  They can also be converted to egg crates so that a Cadbury Creme egg will fit and not roll out of the pouch.  Clever!

  • The Early Espresso cardstock was cut at 2x7 1/2".
  • Score at 3" and again at 4 1/2".
  • Punch each end with the scallop tag punch.
  • Before scoring, use a sponge dauber and stencil for the hearts.
  • Stamp and emboss your image.  Use a chalk marker or white gel pen to personalize!
  • I opted to touch up the heart with red ink and Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue because I didn't have Cherry Cobbler dazzling details glue.  Sigh!  I have a HUGE wish list...
  • Fold on the score lines and use Sticky Strip to adhere the candy to the bottom.  
  • Fold up the sides and tie on a ribbon.
Colors:
Early Espresso CS
Whisper White pigment ink (so I could emboss)

Stamps:
For the Birds

Goodies:
Scallop Tag Topper (pg 221)
Ribbon, white (pg 207)
Embossing powder, clear (pg 213)
Heat tool (pg 213)
Embossing buddy...a MUST have (pg 213)
Dazzling Details (pg 213)
Sponge Daubers (pg 210)
Chalk Marker or white gel pen (pg 211)
Cherry Cobbler marker (pg 182)
Hearts and Stars Stencil (pg 205)

Happy stamping!
Stef

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Seize the Cake Shaker Card

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I challenged myself to create a shaker card that would incorporate the new scallop tag topper punch.  FUN!!!
  • Base is 8 1/2x5 1/2, folded and then trim one side 2" down the length
  • White embossed strip for front is 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • Moonlight paper is 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • To create the tag toppers cut a 2" strip and punch each end.  Score each end at 1" and then cut each end at 2" (the tag topper will be 2" and scored in the middle at 1").
  • Use a circle punch to cut the window on the front and a stamped insert.  I used a square window sheet and shaker frames for the window.
Colors:  Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon card stock

Stamps:  Seize the Cake

Punches: Circle punch 1 3/8" and Scallop Tag Topper

Supplies:
Big Shot
Embossing folder, Decorative Dots (pg 226)
3/8" Stitched Ribbon, Mossy Meadow (pg 207)
Window Sheet
Shaker Frames (pg 205)
In Color Sequin Assortment (pg 208)

Happy stamping!
Stef


Monday, August 25, 2014

Blendabilities Masking card

Hello and happy Monday!  This was a fun card that I CASED on Pinterest; if you are interested in looking at the original card be sure to check out my Pinterest boards.  This card has the leaves stamped in Pear Pizzaz but I opted to stamp in Memento so that the leaves can be colored in Olive Olive blendabilites at my Blendabilities club.  If I had brown alcohol markers I would have added a bit of that color into the centers of the flowers. 

To mask, stamp the focal point or largest flower onto the card.  Stamp the same flower onto a post it note and cut out but be sure to have some sticky on the back.  Next, I laid the post it note over the original flower and then stamped the side flowers.  I stamped the side flower onto a post it note, cut and then laid it over the card front to allow me to stamp the leaves.  I didn't even ink up the stems for the most part because I just preferred the leaves. 

Happy stamping!
Stef

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short and Sweet Recruit Promotion!

We have super exciting news from Stampin' Up! The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! It IS short: It only lasts from August 21-28. And it IS sweet: New recruits will receive $150 in their choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $99 starter kit price. You won't have to pay for shipping either! It's a great deal, amazing business opportunity, AND it's only available for a short time, so get the word out now! But act now, because this special only lasts until August 28!

Contact me soon if you are interested!!!

Happy stamping!
Stef