Sunday, August 20, 2017

Butterfly Dreams


Hi everyone, hope you're having a good weekend so far.  I'm sharing a card for Sweet Rubbernecker Sunday #62.  I love the Butterflies Are Free Clear Set and it has a matching die set to make it oh so easy to cut out the butterflies. You can see what the other Design Team Members have for you today by clicking Here.

Here's how my card was made;
1.  Die Cut white and black panels using the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut Set and watercolor the white panel with Distress Inks and set aside to dry.
2.  Stamp Butterflies from the Butterflies Are Free Clear Set, with black ink and emboss with clear.  Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and use the matching dies to cut out.
3.  Stamp sentiment from the set on the watercolor panel with VersFine ink and emboss with clear.  Glue panels together, mount to a blue card.
4.  Bend the wings of the butterflies and glue just the bodies to the card. Add sequins and you're done!

Click on the links below and they will take you to the Rubbernecker Stamps online store or quick and easy ordering.

Supplies
Rubbernecker
3020 Butterflies Are Free Clear Set
3020D Butterflies Are Free Die
5007D Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut Set

Plus
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink- Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers
3 in One Glue- Beacon Adhesives
Sequins
Art Glitter Glue- to adhere sequins

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Parchment Candle Card


Here's a little Christmas inspiration for you today using the new Parchment Candle from Stampendous.  I made this Christmas card to have an old time feel and gave it some bling, using the Frantage technique with the embossing around the image. You always have to have a little bling at Christmas!

Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Parchment Candle on white cardstock with black ink, color with colored pencils, cut out and sponge around the edges with Antique Linen ink.
2.  Randomly apply Gold Dot Sparklers and add Glossy Accents to the flame and set aside to dry.
3.  Stick a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Sticky Panels onto a kraft color card and place the image centered on top.
4.  Sprinkle the edges of the Sticky Panels with the Gold Encrusted Jewel Kit and emboss.
5.  Sponge the edges of the card with Antique Linen ink.

Supplies
Stampendous
R302 Parchment Candle
EJK09 Gold Encrusted Jewel Kit
FX71 Sticky Panels
AC672HSG Gold Dot Sparklers
EPA50 Embossing Heat Tool
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

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Prisma Colored Pencils
Kraft cardstock
Glossy Accents
Antique Linen Distress Ink

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thank a Teacher


Today I'm excited to be sharing my first post as a member of the Rubbernecker Design Team!! I saw them at the Arlington Texas Scrapbook Convention and really liked their wide variety of humorous stamps along with their two part watercolor stamps. So when I saw they had a Design Team Call, I had to give it a go and I'm happy to say they picked me!

For this weeks Challenge, the theme is "Back to School" and I thought a teacher would really enjoy knowing that they are appreciated for all of their hard work. 

I used the Poppy Trio, a two part stamp and the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Dies to make this fun shaker card. My secret to making shaker cards is to die cut the window frame from two panels of cardstock. That way you glue down one panel onto your card, with out the diecut center.  Next you stamp your sentiment on the center piece and glue it into place. I to this for several reasons, 1. I know the sentiment will be aligned in the window and 2.  I know where to place the foam tape around the window.


Prizes
 Join in on the challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog by clicking HERE.  They're giving away prizes, first place is a $25.00 gift card and for 2nd place a $10.00 gift card, good to use online at Rubbernecker.com.

See a video on how to use the two part stamps HERE.

Rubbernecker Supplies
869 Poppy Trio
D869 Poppy Trio Die Cut
3032 Best Friends Etc
5007D Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut
Ken Oliver Color Burst 6 Pack Set Rich Moroccan Shades

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Sunblock Squirt


Here in Oklahoma school has started in some areas and others will start in a couple of weeks, well I'm not ready for summer to end.  To celebrate summer before it's officially over, I'm sharing this card made with the House Mouse "Sunblock Squirt" from Stampendous.

Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Sunblock Squirt on white paper with black ink.  Color with colored pencils and watercolor pencils.
2.  Shadow around the image with blue chalk.
3.  Stamp saying in the top left corner with black ink.
4.  Add glitter to the sunscreen that is being squeezed out using a Quickie Glue Pen to adhere it.
5.  Layer onto orange paper and mount to a blue card.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMR91 Sunblock Squirt
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
EPA50 Heat Tool
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
My Colors Cardstock
Decorative Chalk
Watercolor Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils
Quickie Glue Pen

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Road Trip


Here's a sentiment that makes life a little bit better if we just remember to live by it.  It's from the Campground Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous and it works perfectly with the new WF Travel Perfectly Clear Set.

Here's how I made my card;
1.  Stamp images from the WF Travel Perectly Clear Set, color with colored pencils, cut out and set aside.
2.  Sponge blue and purple inks on a white panel, splatter with water to give a water drop look.
3.  Use Fitted Frames A to die cut a frame in the card.  Use the same die and one size larger to diecut a white frame and glue around the opening.
4.  Glue acetate to cover opening by gluing to the back.
5.  Stamp sentiment on a white panel that is slightly larger than the sponged panel, with black ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
6.  Apply strips of foam tape around the sentiment making sure it won't be seen through the frame.
7.  Put sequins and beads in the foam area and place the window panel on top of the foam.
8.  Glue cut out pieces to the front of the card as shown.

Supplies
Stampendous
SSCP112 WF Travel Pcs Perfectly Clear Set
SSC1253 Campground Perfectly Clear Set
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
HT400 Heat Tool

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Sweet Potato
Beacon Adhesives
Prisma Pencils
Acetate
Sequins
Beads
Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Wilted Violet

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pencil Sharpener



It's almost time for the kids to head back to school and when sending a note to the teacher, how cute would it be to write it in this sweet note card? It's sure to put a smile on any teachers face!
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Here's how my card was made.
1.  Stamp Pencil Sharpener on white cardstock with black ink and color with colored pencils.
2.  Mask image and stencil the background with Stone Background stencil using green ink.
3.  Sponge the ground with brown decorative chalk and layer image onto slightly larger brown and green panels.
4.  Glue decorative paper onto a green card, glue Pencil Sharpener to the card and stamp sentiment at the bottom with black ink. Add red Dot Sparkerlers near the around the sentiment.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMP77 Pencil Sharpener
SSCM5000 Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear Set
Stone Background Stencil
AC672HSR Red Dot Sparklers

Plus
My Colors Cardstock
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Prisma Pencils
Decorative Chalks

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fabulous Flamingo!


I usually keep my Blog posts to strictly crafting, but to explain my flamingo card, I'll share how it came about with some personal stuff.

This month my husband and I moved our daughter and her husband out of state.  My husband rode in the U-Haul with our son-in-law, Tyler and I drove with my daughter, Melanie.  This was a life changing time for me, having Melanie and Tyler so far away where I can't just jump in the car and see them any time I want, an hour and a half later.  Now it's a two day drive or an expensive flight to a small town airport, since the big airports are a couple of hours away, I'll be saving my pennies! 
On the road, her little dog Okie's in the back 
but she's black and blends into the seats. 

Well in June a few of my friends and I took a road trip to Arlington, Texas to attend the Great American Scrapbook Convention and we had a blast!! It was the first time I was on a girls get away since I've been married (cough, cough 30 years).  We will be doing it again, that's for sure!  
L-R Brenda, Melissa, Jamie (me), Dorothy

Melanie loves flamingos (I have no idea why hahaha)  so when I ran across this 3 part clear flamingo set with a die, I just had to get it!  Now I'll have to come up with a bunch of layouts so I can use it over and over again, since I plan on sending a lot of cards.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Snowflake Shaker


Stampendous has this great new snowflake stamp with matching die set called Winter White.  I just screamed shaker card to me and I paired it with the really pretty Bo Bunny paper that's blue with specks of gold.

1.  Place a panel of decorative paper on top of a slightly larger cream panel and use removable tape to keep the two together.
2.  Stamp the center with a snowflake from the Winter White Set and use the matching die to cut it out.
3.  Stamp the snowflake again on the cream cut out with VersaMark, emboss with Champagne embossing powder and place Turquoise Dot Sparklers on the snowflake.
4.  Glue the Cream panel to a blue card and inlay the cut out snowflake using Zip Dry Glue.
5.  Place strips of foam tape around the snowflake making sure all of the strips are butted up against each other.
6.  Sprinkle the Glass Glitters and Fragments on the snowflake and set aside.
7.  Glue acetate to the back of the decorative paper panel to cover the snowflake opening. Wrap the decorative paper panel with ribbon and mount to the foam tape.
8.  Stamp sentiment on cream paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Champagne embossing powder.
9.  Diecut using the Fitted Frames B Set and also a larger gold frame.
10.  Glue to the ribbon and add Turquoise Dot Sparklers.

Supplies
Stampendous
CLD05 Winter White
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Set
FRC01 Fragments Powder Blue
FRC13C Crushed Glass Glitter Royal Blue
FRC02C Crushed Glass Glitter Champagne
EP226 PEARLustre Embossing Powder Champagne
AC672HSQ Turquoise Dot Sparklers
AC672HSG Gold Dot Sparklers
STF082 Onyx Black VersaFine Ink Tsukineko
VM001 VersaMark Ink Tsukineko

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My Colors Cardstock
Cardstock- Cream, Gold
Bo Bunny Decorative Paper
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Foam Tape
Ribbon (unknown brand)

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Birthday Chick



Here's my last Birthday card for the week, another cute House Mouse stamp from Stampendous.  I added the background with a stencil for interest, I like how it looks like wallpaper. 

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Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Birthday Chick on a white panel with black ink and color with watercolor pencils, then shadow with Prisma pencils.  
2. Mask the top of the stamped panel with paper and sponge with Antique Linen ink being careful not to sponge the image.  Now cover the bottom portion of the panel, place the Flourishes stencil over the panel and sponge with Tumbled Glass ink being careful not to ink the images.  Layer onto a larger Winter Lake colored panel and set aside.
3.  Glue a strip of Graphic 45 paper to a larger strip of Winter Lake paper.  Glue this to and orange card that has been stenciled with the Flourishes stencil and sponged with Fired Brick ink.
4.  Pop up Birthday Chick on card with foam tape.
5.  Stamp sentiment from Friend Wishes Perfectly Clear Set on a frame diecut with Fitted Frames A Set, with black ink.  Sponge the edges with Mandarin ink and glue to card.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMP75 Birthday Chick
SSCM5003 Friend Wishes Perfectly Clear Set
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
DWLJ890 Flourishes
VersaFine Ink

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Winter Lake
Cardstock- White, Orange
Graphic 45- Word's Fair Collection
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Glue
Watercolor Pencils
Prisma Pencils
Staetdler Watercolor Pencils
Distress Inks- Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Mandarin


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Party Peeking


It's Birthday Card Week over at Stampendous and the Design Team will be sharing their creations all week long.  Today I'm sharing this adorable House Mouse card featuring the Party Peeking stamp, on top of a handmade background. Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog to see who else is sharing today!

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Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Party Peeking with black ink and color with pencils.
2.  Cut the bottom with the decorative die from the Build a Pop Up Die Set.
3.  Layer onto Grasshopper paper and diecut the bottom. Set aside.
4.  Lay Chevron Stencil on a Sweet Potato card and sponge with Abandon Coral ink.
5.  Glue Party Peeking diagonally to card as shown and cut off the over hang of the top and side.
6.  Stamp sentiment from the Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear Set with black ink on white paper that has been diecut with the oval from the Build Your Own Pop Up Die Set and layer onto a larger Grape Vine color oval.
7.  Pop up sentiment at the bottom of the card with foam squares and glue a strip of Grape Vine paper to the top of the card.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMP74 Party Peeking
SSC1141 Friendly phrases
DWLX7026 Chevron Stencil
DCP1001 Build A Pop Up Die Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
STF082 Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
EPA50 Heat Tool

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Grasshopper, Sweet Potato, Grape Vine
Prisma Colored Pencils
Zip Dry Ink Beacon Adhesives
Distress Ink-Abandon Coral
Embossing Machine

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Paisley Patterns



1.  Stamp flowers from the Paisley Pattern set on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and emboss with white.
2.  Paint different colors of Twinkling H20's on the embossed panel.
3.  Stamp paisley on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and emboss with clear. Paint with Twinkling H20's, when dry use the matching die set to cut out and set aside
4.  Stamp Scrolled Enjoy on white cardstock and diecut using Fitted Frames A and layer onto a larger frame.  Glue to card.
5.  Pop up diecut paisley piece and layer onto a black panel and glue to a blue card.
6.  Randomly add Dot Sparklers to the card.

Suppplies
Stampendous
CRS5100 Paisley Pattern
L272 Scrolled Enjoy
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
AC672HSG Gold Dot Sparklers
AC672HSV Violet Dot Sparklers
EP100 White Embossing Powder
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
VM001 VersaMark
STF082 VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
HT400 Heat Tool
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

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My Colors Cardstock- Poolside
Watercolor Paper
Black Cardstock
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Glue
Twinkling H20's- Autumn Skies, Kiwi, Snap Dragon, Sunburst

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Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July Catalog Sneak Peek!!


The Stampendous July Catalog has loads of new goodies for your holiday crafting.  Tons of Halloween, Fall and Christmas images from all our licenses as well as our own Fran Seiford, plus lots of new surprises, will all go live for retail sale at www.stampendous.com on Friday, June 30th.  This week our team is each sharing a favorite project created for this catalog to give you a little sneak peek of what's to come.  Some of these great stamps may already be available in your local stamping or scrapbooking store!

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This Poinsettia Pattern card is one of my favorites from the catalog, in person it really shimmers with all of the glitter used to make the pattern.  Here's how my card was made;

1. Rub glycerin soap on the back of the Poinsettia Pattern stencil and place it on top of Double Sided Mouning Tape that has been cut diagonally.
2. Sprinkle with Red Micro Fine Glitter, rub in and shake off excess. Remove stencil and sprinkle with Crystal Micro Glitter, rub in and shake off excess.
3. Glue glittered piece to a white panel and line with a thin strip of washi tape.
4. Stencil one of the poinsettias on the white panel with red ink. Once dry over stamp using the Merry Scroll and black ink, emboss with clear.
5.
Add Red Dot Sparklers, mount to a black panel and glue onto a red card.

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Supplies
FMS4081 Poinsettia Pattern
CRL273 Merry Scroll
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MG11 Red Micro Glitter
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
DWMPDS Dreamweaver Double Sided Mounting Paper
AC672HSR Red Dot Sparklers
HT400 Heat Tool
STF082 Onyx Black VersaFine Tsukineko

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My Colors Cardstock- Classic Cherry
Red VersaFine Ink Tsukineko
Zip Dry Beacon Adhesives


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