Happy Monday Everyone! GDP157
The Global Design Project has a gorgeous color challenge for you this week! Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, and Grapefruit Grove. They are colors that appear in two of my favorite suites of product: Frosted Floral and Nature’s Poem. Since Frosted Floral is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog and currently my Suite of the Month Special, I decided to inspire you with another congratulations card using the First Frost Bundle.
- With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
- Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock to a 4″ square. On a Silicone Mat, mix a dollop of Shimmery White Embossing Paste with a few drops of Mint Macaron Ink Refill. Cover the cardstock with the Brick Decorative Mask and spread a thin layer of paste with a Palette Knife. Let dry completely then zip through the Big Shot with the large die from the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies.
- Create several large loops of the Silver Metallic Thread around your hand, remove and adhere to the back of the embossed piece. Adhere to the cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Use the greenery dies from the Frosted Boquet Framelits Die Set and crop several pieces using Mint Macaron Cardstock. Set aside.
- Color the large rose stamp center with a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker and the outside with the Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Marker. Spritz lightly with water from a Stampin’ Spritzer. Stamp 3 times onto Shimmery White Cardstock (without reinking, spritz if needed). Crop with the Big Shot and coordinating die.
- Stamp the largest stemmed flower in Grapefruit Grove. Cut apart to only utilize the ends.
- Stamp the berry image in Blackberry Bliss onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Crop with the rectangle die.
- Stamp the “congratulations” sentiment in Mint Macaron Classic Ink and snip with a Paper Snips.
- Piece and adhere (with Stampin’ Dimensionals & Snail Adhesive) all pieces together as shown.
- Add Faceted Dots for a final touch.
Adding your color of ink to the Shimmery White Embossing Paste makes it so versatile. I love how well the shimmer stands out even after adding drops of Mint Macaron to it. It dries quickly and is so easy to use…do you have it in your craft room?
All the pieces from the First Frost Bundle pair so well together. I can easily build a focal point by piecing together the die cuts. I cut them down as needed since I was placing them behind the larger pieces…fewer runs through the Big Shot really saves time when creating.
Happy Friday! TGIFC178
It’s Friday and time for a Theme! This month’s theme is Holiday Prep. Since the next holiday coming up is Halloween, and one of my favorites, I decided to create a little Spooky Treat Mini Pizza Box. Gorgeous Grape is my favorite purple and works perfectly for Halloween.
- Open a Mini Pizza Box and use a Sponge Brayer to apply Gorgeous Grape Ink. Use a Heat Tool to set the ink.
- Cut a piece of Black 5/8″ Organdy Glittered Ribbon and wrap around the Mini Pizza Box, securing with a bow.
- With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut two 1 1/4″ x 6″ strips of Daffodil Delight Cardstock. Zip through the Big Shot in between the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. Fold along the embossed stripes, alternating fold direction. Connect the ends with Tear n’ Tape. Push together to form a circle and set with a hot glue gun. Adhere to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Cut a piece of Basic Gray Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 1″. Flag the end with the Banner Triple Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Adhere to the rosette with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Crop a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. Sponge on Daffodil Delight Ink until you have desired coverage. Stamp the background stamp in Gray Granite over the right half the moon (resemble cloud cover). Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Crop a piece of the Black Foil Sheets with the Spooky Bats Punch. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Add 3 Black Faceted Dots for a final touch.
It has been FOREVER since I created a 3-D Item…I get caught up in cards and forget how fun they are to create. The Mini Pizza Box is perfect for a quick and easy gift package for any occasion. Color coordinate it to your liking by adding ink with a Sponge Brayer and setting it with a Heat Tool.
Click on the image below to view or purchase the Spooky Sweets Bundle from my online store.
I love creating rosettes and the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder makes it that much easier (thanks to a tip from Artisan and friend, Connie Collins). Don’t have the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder? The Simply Scored Tool works well and doesn’t limit you on the sizes of your rosette. A hot glue gun is the best adhesive to keep the rosette neat and tidy.
Welcome to the September Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. I am part of a talented ground of designers that have a passion for Scrapbooking using Stampin’ Up! products. This month’s theme is Masculine! If you’d like to participate in our monthly challenge and hop, you can join in the fun via our Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! Facebook Group!
- Start with a piece of 12x12 Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.
- Stamp various background images in Gray Granite Ink, keeping to the left and right edges. I used stamps from the Gallery Grunge, Artisan Texture, Winter Woods, and Touches of Texture Stamp Sets.
- Cut three 6″ strips and three 4″ strips of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim. Shred the ends and adhere to the back of the photos (PHOTO SIZES: Right 3 1/2″ Square, Left 2 1/4″ Square).
- Place Chicken Wire Elements, white side up, behind the photos and snip to size. Adhere to the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Stamp the page title in Gray Granite onto Glossy White Cardstock using the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set. Crop with the Big Shot and coordinating dies. Snip remaining pieces to create individual letters. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Stamp additional title, in Gray Granite, using the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set.
As you can tell, I love, love, love (did I say love?) texture stamps. They add so much to a creation with very little effort. Pair it with the Chicken Wire Elements (sorry, they were so popular they are currently set to not-orderable status until more product comes in) and you have a recipe for a great artistic creation!
The 3/16″ Braided Linen Thread is currently my favorite embellishment in the ribbon category. You can leave it beautifully braided or you can separate for an artistic flair. I sincerely hope it hangs around for a while as it will get its fair share of use in my craft room.
My dad was big into horses for most of his life. Sparky, shown in the photo, was HIS first horse and they were the best of friends, circa 1964. When I was in the 3rd grade, we moved out to the country and got our first pony named Mud. Our family of horses grew from there as well as my father’s skills with caring for them. He attended the Oklahoma School of Horseshoeing and became a sought-after farrier to the residents in and around our small town.
My father is who I inherited my artistic talents from. He loved blacksmithing, woodworking and leather making. His life was cut short and he left this world at the young age of 59. I will forever be grateful for the time I had with him. I have his farrier record book that has both his writing and mine in one place…I spent a summer helping him and it will be a summer that is forever held dear to my heart.
Creating pages showcasing him brings both joy and sorrow. Sorrow for knowing I will never get to hug him again and joy knowing that he is at peace in heaven and I will always have my memories.
Now, let’s see what the rest of the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop has in store for you! Follow the links below for more Masculine Themed Inspiration.