Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paper Pumpkin, a Card and a Quilt

Last week I received my Paper Pumpkin and it is to cute!
I just love the little treat bags but haven't made them up yet.

The stamp set that comes with Paper Pumpkin is so cute and I decided to make a card using it.
Inspired by a quilt top I recently finished I did a 9-patch in the center of the card using the 1" square punch, Very Vanilla cardstock with images stamped on it and Happy Haunting designer series paper.
I then added some 1/2" strips of paper around the center.
I built the "quilt" on a piece of 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" cardstock and then trimmed it down after I had the pieces all glued in place.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Elegant Dots embossing folder to give it a quilted look.

Here is the quilt:
This is a pattern by Kim Deihl called Sprigs and Twigs and I have been planning to make it for some time now...feels good to have the top all finished. 

Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Christmas Gift Tags

I have been making more Christmas gift tags using premade Avery Shipping Tags.
These measure 4-3/4" x 2-3/8".
The "TO: FROM:" used on all tags if from the Cozy Christmas stamp set.
These tags feature the stamp sets Winter Wishes and Reason for the Season along with a sentiment from the stamp set Wondrous Wreath.
These tags use the Jingle all the Way stamp set, Sleigh Ride edgelits dies, Cozy Christmas stamp set and the music paper is from the Home for Christmas dsp.  The snowflakes on the center tag are from the stamp set Wonderland, the dots and stars on the first tag are from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and the "merry Christmas" on the third tag is from the Petite Pairs stamp set.
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Home for Christmas Cards & Tags

The Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper reminds me of childhood Christmases
and wrapping paper that my grandmother had.
I love this paper!
So much so that I didn't want to use it...just look at it.
But then I thought what good was it if I never used it so I took some scissors to it and started cutting out the cute little reindeer and made this first card:
Then I took the scissors to the Christmas trees and presents for this card:

 Santa got his turn being cut out and used on this card.
I also love the little houses and added some sparkle with Dazzling Details on the roofs.

And the cutting continued and then I made these little gift tags.
I will be making more until all the paper is used!
Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Candy Kisses Treat Box

Somewhere I came across a cute box tutorial that was made for a pen to fit in.  Not needing a box for a pen but wanting a box for candy kisses I took the idea and adjusted the measurements to fit 5 candy kisses.  This little treat box measures 1" x 3-1/4".
The box above is made with Real Red card stock, Merry Moments dsp, Real Red Pompom trim, and Cozy Christmas stamp set.
Here is a picture tutorial of how I made it.
Cut a piece of card stock or designer paper 3" x 10-1/2".
On the long side score 1" in from both sides.
On the short side score at 3-1/4", 4-1/4", 7-1/2" and 8-1/2".
Fold on score lines.

Cut taps as shown above, cut down on the score line and then take a small snip out of the tab piece.  Fold over tabs (as shown on one above) and apply adhesive (I used Tear & Tape).

 Fold up either end adhering tabs on the inside.

On the inside of the longer end add Tear & Tape on inside edge on both sides.
Fold taps on the middle section and slip inside the section with tape.
Should now look like the picture below:

Now fold the smaller top section over to close box after you have filled it with 5 candy kisses.

To keep it closed you just tie a ribbon around the middle or add a piece of designer paper, etc.

These would make cute party favors for Thanksgiving! 
I used the Happy Haunting designer series paper, 5/8" white satin ribbon, Vintage Leaves stamp set and framelits, and Petite Pairs stamp set.
Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Among The Branches

Well, I am back with another card featuring my favorite Woodland embossing folder.
You can purchase the Woodland embossing folder and the Among the Branches stamp set in a bundle and save 15%.
For this card I first ran a piece of Basic Grey cardstock through the Big Shot with the Woodland embossing folder.
 I sponged on some White Craft ink over the trees and added more white to one side of the trees with the White Stampin' Chalk Marker.  On the other side (shaded side) of the trees and the little lines on the trees I added Basic Grey with an Aqua Painter and Basic Grey ink refill.
Stamped on the owl and the little snowflakes from the Among the Branches stamp set.
Added some sparkle with Dazzling Details.

To finish it off I added a piece of White Glitter Ribbon, some Silver Metallic Thread and a sentiment from the Happy Scenes stamp set.
Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Greetings Thinlits and Tear & Tape Adhesive

Enjoying how easy to use the Tear & Tape Adhesive is.  Remember the Red tape that was so hard to get the backing off to expose the adhesive?  This is so easy!
When using word thinlits you can just apply a glue but sometimes that gets messy so I was wondering if I could put the Tear & Tape on the back of the paper and cut out my words and then have a non messy way to adhere the words...
and it worked!
Cut a piece of cardstock a little larger than your thinlit and apply a strip of Tear & Tape on the back of the paper.  For this one strip would do but I suppose you could use more.

Make sure that you put the thinlit on the side of the cardstock without the Tear & Tape.
Run through your Big Shot to cut it out.

Now you have your word with adhesive already to go.
Just peel off (comes off so easily!) and adhere to your card front.

Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Woodland Vintage Leaves

So not only is the Woodland embossing folder my favorite, it must be everyone's favorite as it is already on backorder!
Anyway....on to another card.
For this card I rubbed Sahara Sand ink on the embossing folder and then ran it through with a piece of whisper white cardstock.
Sponged the edges with Soft Suede.
The leaf image is from the Vintage Leaves stamp set & Leaflets framelits dies bundle.
Stamped in Soft Suede ink.
The "thanks" is from the Greetings Thinlets dies set.
Happy Stampin-

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Woodland Happy Scenes

Pretty sure I mentioned in my last post how much I love the Woodland embossing folder in the Holiday Catalog...
Here is another sample using the folder along with the stamp set Happy Scenes and Among the Branches stamp set for the little falling leaves.
Happy Stampin'-

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Woodland Embossing Folder

There are so many lovely items in the Holiday Catalog but if I had to pick a favorite right now it would be the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!
I have already made so many cards with this folder and I will be sharing some of them with you.
For this card I sponged So Saffron on my Whisper White cardstock then masked off a circle and began sponging on Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze.  I then ran the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Woodland embossing folder.  Then with Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber I highlighted the trees.  Added more highlights on the trees with the Soft Suede Stampin' Write maker in the little lines.
I stamped a little leaf image from Among the Branches stamp set on the branches and then added a leaf from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets framelits bundle with a greeting stamped on it from the A Little Something stamp set.
Happy Stampin'-