Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You Card - Mojo Monday 161

I was up to the challenge for Mojo Monday, I love the sketch!

I used second generation stamping (stamp first on scrap, then on the project) for the hydrangeas in the background using Sahara Sand.  I love the way it looks on Very Vanilla cardstock, it creates a nice subtle background image.  Concord Crush is quickly becoming my favorite color - Rich Razzleberry being a close second.

Supplies Used are all Stampin' Up!  - order these products through my My Stampin' Up web site 24/7 (and have it delivered to your doorstep) or contact me to schedule a workshop :)

Stamp Sets - Because I Care (hydrangea and Thank you - level 1 hostess set) #120118, Elements of Style (bird and swirl in tag) #120045

Cardstock - Very Vanilla #101650, Concord Crush #119792, Tangerine Tango #111349

Ink - Concord Crush #119785, Sahara Sand #105208

Designer Series Paper - Daffodil Delight from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack #117155

Punches - Large Tag #119876 , 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large #119854, Scallop Edge Border #119882, Dotted Scallop Ribbon #119275

Antique Brad #117273

Basic Pearls (smallest size in center of flower in circle punch, eye of bird, and in center of flower in tag punch) #119247

Crop-a-Dile #108362 - to make hole in tag for brad

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Crimper Poinsettia Christmas Card

1.  Cut a 5.5" x 5.5" card base (made by a 5.5 x 11 piece of cardstock scored in the middle) using Very Vanilla cardstock

2. Adhere a 5.5" x 5.5" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to the card base using Snail adhesive.

3. Cut a 5.25" x 5.25" piece of Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper with all 4 corners punched with a ticket punch was adhere it to the Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

4. Stamp Seasons Greetings from the Snow Swirled set using Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out and then mat with Always Artichoke cardstock with an 1/8" mat. The greeting is adhered to the upper right corner of the Jolly Holiday DSP using Snail adhesive.

To make the poinsettia:

5. Cut 4 - 2" x 2" squares of Riding Hood Red Cardstock, score down the middle of each square at 1", fold in half

6. Cut 4 - 2" x 4" rectangles of Riding Hood Red Cardstock, score in half lengthwise at 1", fold in half

7. Cut 3 - 2" x 4" rectangles of Always Artichoke, fold in half

8. Load all of your folded squares and rectangles at an angle into your paper crimper and crimp [one at a time!].

9. Keeping the crimped pieces folded, keep fold line to the left, ensure the crimps are pointed upward. Just like in Kindergarten cut a shape of 1/2 a heart except for keeping the bottom flat instead of mounded, this is more like a 1/2 a raindrop than a heart. Do this to all folded pieces.

10. Open up the folds on each of the red petals. Ink them with a sponge dauber around the edges and over the creases of the crimps with Cherry Cobbler ink. Shape each petal as desired by running a bone folder on the back side to give it a slight curve.

11. Open the Always Artichoke leaves, ink them in the same way you did the petals using a Sponge Dauber and Chocolate Chip ink.

12. Arrange Red petals as desired onto a small piece of scrap paper. Once you have your desired look, adhere the petals to the scrap piece of paper using Glue Dots.

13. Arrange leaves underneath the petals as desired and adhere them with Glue Dots.

14. Stamp a small pattern stamp using More Mustard onto a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (I used the dots square in the Playful Pieces level 3 hostess set)

15. Punch 3 of a desired flower shape from the stamped pattern using Boho Blossoms punch.

16. Using a Crop-A-Dile, punch a hole in the center of each yellow flower, add a red brad from the Regals collection.

17. Arrange yellow flowers in the center of the poinsettia, adhere with Glue Dots

18. Adhere poinsettia to the card using Glue Dots.

Supplies used are all from Stampin' Up! - Order online 24x7 from my online store and have the products delivered to your doorstep! - or contact me and we can setup a workshop where I can demonstrate any of the techniques shown on the projects on this blog :)

Cardstock - Very Vanilla (#101650), Daffodil Delight (from Brights collection #119706), Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke (last 3 all from Regals collection #119705)

Designer Series Paper - Jolly Holiday (#117159)

Stamps - Playful Pieces (level 3 hostess set #120145), Snow Swirled (#111690)

Ink - Cherry Cobbler (#119669), More Mustard (#103162), Chocolate Chip (#100908)

Paper Crimper (#101618)

Ticket Corner Punch (#119867)

Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858)

Red brads from the Regals Collection (#119737)

Vintage Christmas Postcard

For this card, I adapted the sketch a little bit from the Mojo Monday 159 sketch.  I couldn't see putting a circle over the greeting, so I added three accent circles to the right of the greeting.

I absolutely love the look of Cajun Craze stamped on Crumb Cake.  Crumb Cake cardstock is also probably one of the best cardstock colors you can use to pull off a distressed look.  I used the Color Coach to choose the Garden Green as an accent color, and threw in some antique brads, and vintage-looking Designer series patterned paper to complement the look.

To create the sentiment, I first stamped the Christmas Postcard stamp with Cajun Craze ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I then used my distressing tool to rough up the edges on the cardstock, then tore the cardstock slightly at random spots.  I then "bunched" the cardstock, just along the edges to give the edges a crumpled look (without having to crumple the whole thing).  I then accented the distressing using my sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip ink.  

I then cut an accent mat for the greeting (cutting it long) using Garden Green Designer Series Paper from the Regals DSP collection, then tore the bottom and inked all the edges using my sponge dauber and Chocoloate Chip ink.  The distressed greeting was adhered to the mat using Stampin' Dimentionals.  Victoria Crochet lace was attached to the accent mat with Glue Dots, and I tied a knot with a separate piece of the lace on the front of the mat. 

I then covered the 5.5"x5.5" card face with a selection from the Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper, and adhered the mat with greeting and ribbon to the front of the card using Snail adhesive.

I punched 3/4" circles from scraps of the Garden Green Designer Series Paper and inked it with a sponge dauber and Chocolate chip ink, then punched 1" circles from the same Designer Series Paper that I mounted on the card front (only flipping it to show the coordinating pattern that was on the underside of the paper).  I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole through the center, and attached an antique brad.  The circles were adhered to the card face using Glue Dots.

All products used are from Stampin' Up! -- Remember you can purchase these items 24x7 from my online store, just click the link on the upper right corner of this website :)

Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla (card base) (both from the Neutrals collection #119707)

Ink - Cajun Craze (#119671), Chocolate Chip (#100908)

Designer Series Paper - Deck the Halls (from Holiday Mini #120810), Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (#117154)

Antique Brads (#117273)

Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481)

Distressing Tool (from the Cutter kit #106958)

Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Glue Dots (#103683)

Snail Adhesive (#104332)

3/4" Circle Punch (#119873)

1" Circle Punch (#119868)

Crop-A-Dile (#108362)

Color Coach (#121620)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Christmas Card - Bells & Boughs

True to form this week's card is inspired by Mojo Monday 158 !  The Card Base is 5.5" x 5x5" and is actually made out of Very Vanilla cardstock, but I covered the entire face of the card with Always Artichoke cardstock.  I also went through my scrap paper and fussy cut selections from the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  This card face was made entirely out of my paper scraps, which is something I need to keep doing so I don't get buried in a mound of partially cut paper!  I used water color paper and colored the stamp image in using aqua painters, which really is one of my only options as I don't own many Stampin' Up! markers yet.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Water Color paper
Patterned Paper - Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper (#120810 - Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set - Bells & Boughs (#120831 - Holiday Mini)
Crochet Trim - Victoria 5/8" (#188481)
Brads - Regals (#119737)
Ink - Always Artichoke, More Mustard,  Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy (Regals #119693),  Poppy Parade (#119782), Early Expresso (#119670)

Aquapainters (#103954)
Sponge Dauber (#102892)