Thursday, December 29, 2011

Patterned Party

I saw this card using Patterned Party done quite some time ago by Jen Tinko of Stampin on the Fly.  It's a fun stamp set that colors up quite nicely with markers.  I changed the colors, ribbon and sentiment.

To choose my colors, I used the Color Coach .  It's a great tool if you need help picking colors that really work together.
 It has become a valuable tool and I use it often.  However, when I went back to get the name of the person I cased from, I came across another card done in the very same colors and ribbon I did mine in!!  Oh never know, maybe they used the Color Coach too!

Here's a little info on the Color Coach.  You can get add ons for all the In Colors.

Color Coach 121046

Price: $18.95 CAD

Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book Is for you!

■ Text in English, Spanish, French, and German

■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener

■ Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards

■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors

■ Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"

All the best in 2012 and have fun creating fun and personal home made papercrafts.



Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stocking Die - Penguin Punch Art

No stamps used in the construction of this project!!

An adorable gift card holder designed by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Michelle Suite, using the Stocking Die.   She provided a video on a demonstrator website making construction quick and easy.  Thank you Michelle for your generosity!  It folds at the top; opens from the bottom and inside is a flap where you can insert a gift card.

My little penguin is made from the owl punch and a 1" circle punch.  Isn't he cute?!

The snowflake is one of the dies from the Snowflakes Set #2 and the silver glimmer paper.  Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! has just announced the dies are no longer available as the manufacturer has discontinued them.

Texture is added to the stocking with the Snowburst Embossing Folder and the Stripes Embossing Folder.  You can get the Stripes folder free as one of the options in Sale-a-bration that starts Jan. 24.  For every $60 you spend you can choose a Sale-a-bration item for free!!  It's coming up quickly!!

Have a blessed Christmas!



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lovely As A Tree - Inviting

Lovely As A Tree is a very loved stamp set!    My background stamp set is Woodgrain and suits the Lovely As A Tree set.  This is a really warm and inviting card!!  There is some sparkle on the main tree that you can't see, but it is really pretty.  I used a glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter.  The sentiment is from Introducing.  My little bow was made with some retired real red taffeta ribbon.

This card of course was used as an invitation, but I also made a bunch with "Thinking of You" on the front to be used as a more general card.  I think the always artichoke and real red look great together!

Christmas blessings,


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dasher - Embossed Ribbon

Very Vanilla and Early Espresso were used on this elegant Dasher image.  I used both heat embossing and dry embossing.  My Very Vanilla ribbon was glued onto a piece of card stock and passed through the Big Shot.  It's a fun and easy technique!  Glimmer brads and the Northern Flurry decorative strip were used for the snowflake.

Christmas blessings!



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snow Much Fun - Two Tags Die

Inspired by a tag I saw on Splitcoast.  I used all Stampin' Up! products and added some detail.  These tags can be used for gift boxes, gift bags, scrapbook pages or on cards.

Stamp set is Snow Much Fun; sentiment is from Delightful Decorations.

Rick Rack is from the Tasteful Trim die.  Ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Quilted ribbon tied together with retired sparkly trim (that I can't remember the name of!!

All the pattern paper is from Frostwood Lodge DSP from the 2011 Holiday Mini.
Dazzling Details was added to the snowball, hat band and buttons.  Rhinestones, of course, adorn the sentiment.

Have fun creating super cute and easy tags using Stampin' Up! products.

Christmas blessings...