Monday, November 30, 2009

Medallion Monday

Background was embossed with Sizzix plate Patterns 2 in Big Shot. Medallion was stamped in Handsome Hunter and cut out, backed with a Real Red circle, Sweet Treats cup was filled with beads from red beads duo. Inside was stamped with Berry Christmas set. Sentiment from Christmas Greetings with red polka dot ribbon.
All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Asian Artistry

This is my case of today's Featured Stamper on SCS- Mrs. Boz.
I used the Asian Artistry set, coloring image with markers on Whisper White and vellum fan. Embossing folder Elegant Bouquet used on Riding Hood Red cardstock along with some Brushed Gold and Basic Black. Embellishment is an Asian coin with a square ice rhinestone brad.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

I used an unmounted stamp from my collection, maker unknown. Real Red cardstock with image embossed in white, MS border punch, half pearls, red gingham ribbon also used.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Berry Christmas

Using the same stamps I created different card styles.
All supplies used are Stampin' Up.
Card one uses Real Red, Whisper White, and Confetti White cardstocks.
Card two used Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Celery.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Triangle Treat Box

An easy to make treat box found in the Resources section from SCS, you start with a piece of cardstock 3"x11". Scorea at 3, 6, 9". Bring ends together to form a triangle but don't adhere yet. Trace the triangle shape as you hold the cardstock together in that shape. Add about 1/4 additional inch on all sides for fold. Cut out and adhere to bottom, completely adhering all ends.
I used all Stampin' Up supplies:
Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive cardstocks, last year's holiday ribbon for band, this year's mini ribbon Olive taffeta, colored image in markers.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Cocoa paper

I used the Christmas Cocoa paper by Stampin' Up along with the Patterned Pines star and Sizzlits snowflake in red, rhinestone brads, and silver hodgepodge hardware frame.

Fifth Avenue Manhattan Floral

Today's card is for multiple challenges, the first is the Teapot Tuesday inspiration of a lovely rose teapot. I used today's colors of Pretty in pink, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay with Whisper White.On Shimmer White cardstock I embossed the rose and then used spritzed water and re-inkers to add the color.
For the clean and simple challenge guidelines I kept the card plain and added sponging.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Berry Christmas Holly Wreath

Berry Christmas wreath stamped first in Real Red with the circles, then stamped holly leaves in Garden Green over top. Bird is from the Sizzlits die cut, covered in Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. Background is white embossed with holly wheel. Sponged wreath and edges.

Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder

There is a wonderful challenge today on SCS with a template to make these adorable gift card holders.
All supplies are Stampin' Up except for lace.
Pattern Prints paper in Baja Breeze, To You & Yours stamp set with Dazzling Diamonds accents, felt snowflake, rhinestone brad, and Soft Sky grosgrain ribbon with a jumbo eyelet.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Window Lovely As A Tree Christmas

Supplies by Stampin' Up except for lace and Sizzix window.
I used Lovely As A Tree, stamping the tree in Old Olive and Handsome Hunter, outlining branches with Cocoa marker and To You And Yours sentiment from SU along with their Christmas Cocoa paper and 5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pop Up Tree

This is the Sizzix pop up tree die available in the Stampin' Up holiday mini. I made an explosion box for displaying it. It is a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock scored every 4" on both sides, then you cut out all 4 corners so you end up with a plus sign. Decorate as desired. I used Christmas Cocoa paper, lattice die, and pearls for tree.

Christmas Cocoa Friends 24-7

I love the red and pink sheets of the Christmas Cocoa specialty paper, you can use it for more than just Christmas designs. I paired it with the Friends 24-7 set and the Sizzix Birds & Blooms flower. All supplies are Stampin' Up (exept fabric button).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Winter Post Skate

Most supplies are SU except loop brads and satin ribbon.
I used the Christmas Cocoa specialty paper and Basic Gray textured cardstock, the Distressed texture plate on Whisper White and colored the skaters in markers.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I used a plastic/acrylic? clear ornament ball from the craft store and inserted a Sizzix 3D die cut. It looks so pretty with the dimensional angles inside, very hard to show in the photo. I used Autumn Meadows paper and the center was stamped with the Scandinavian Season snowflake with a rhinestone brad added. To close the two halves of the ornament ball I ran Sticky Strip along edge and added superfine turquoise glitter by Stampin' Up.

The second is a super simple 5 minute one that I used large pearls and acrylic faceted beads from my bead and craft supplies with a bit of wire and a bow made from Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon.

Lovely As A Tree

Lovely As A Tree, Small Script stamp sets, Autumn Meadows paper, and polka dot ribbon by Stampin' Up. Dusty Durango card base. Image colored with markers and watercolor pencils.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This card uses all Stampin' Up supplies.
In Everything Give Thanks stamp set. Ship and background designer paper is Autumn Meadows.

I get the biggest kick out of this turkey! Our Craft Lounge image and Stampin' Up Autumn Meadows paper. Image colored in Copic markers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Christmas Cardinal

A Christmas Cardinal set colored with markers and shaded with watercolor crayons. Flannel Plaid background (also retired) was used on Artichoke cardstock with matting of Chocolate Chip, Christmas Cocoa specialty paper with Button Latte and half pearls.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Centers Poinsettia

I used the leaf image to create the poinsettia and stamped it in Real Red all around the circle and then stamped and cut out individual leaves and layered on top. M&M's in center sweet treat cup. Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstocks.
All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Friends 24-7

I used Friends 24-7 stamped in Chocolate and colored with some Apricot along with sentiment from All Holidays and pine branch from Autumn Days. Christmas Cocoa specialty paper and red polka dot riibon and Real Red brads also used. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Berry Christmas

I used the Christmas Cocoa designer specialty paper with Real Red, the holiday mini set Berry Christmas, red polka dot grosgrain ribbon, microbeads and 5 petal flower punch for poinsettia and frayed some Artichoke ribbon to embellish. This is a cased layout from Dawn (Treasure Oiler on SCS).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Santa Shaker Shadow Box

Inspiration Challenge, inspired by the Etsy gallery of Lorelei Kay (pictured in top photo).
I made a basic pizza box, stamped back in Stampendous Music Score, added Lovely As A Tree pine, layered dimensional Santa gift tag sticker, cotton batting, and Martha Stewart snow behond an acetate window.

Virtual Stamp Weekend

The first card is for a challenge to case another card in the SCS galleries and added the gathered ribbon. I chose a card by Cindy Lawrence (One Happy Stamper) and made a few changes to it by using different colors of River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Ruby, and the Martha Stewart ornamental tag with SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment on it. The ribbon is from the retired Beachfront.
The second challenge was to make two very different occasion cards with the same stamps and layout. I used the level 2 hostess set Asian Artistry on watercolor paper and stamped the image in Olive and Regal Rose. I then spritzed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist and let the colors run, added some Itty Bitty background dots in Cocoa. Large Sizzix scallop circle was used for card base and stamped in Bella Toile background.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sweet Centers Turkey

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
Sweet Centers was used for feathers in Chocolate, Cocoa, Pumpkin, and Ruby. Cast A Spell paper and Autumn Meadows leaves were used for small squares. Leaf from Lovely as a Tree for border. I made my own turkey head and added googly eyes. Sentiment is from In Everything Give Thanks (retired).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dream Gardens

I used watercolor paper and peeled back the layers to make the faux suede texture. Embossed Bella Toile in Winter White and used the re-inker technique with Regal Rose, Blush, and Apricot inks.
Most supplies are Stampin' Up although ribbon is retired and watercolor paper is from art store.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cardinal Christmas

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
Autumn Meadows and Merry Moments paper along with Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, and Whisper White cardstocks. Cardinal colored in markers and shaded with chalk pastels. Corner image is from Patterned Pines. Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon is retired.

Autumn Days Christmas

I was so happy to have this card featured on Stampers Showcase today (on the demonstrator side of the Stampin' Up website.)
After the Medallion stamp which takes the number one spot as my favorite new one from this year's SU catalog, my second favorite is the set Autumn Days. It is not just for fall, I love it for year round versatility. The beautiful pheasant is great for guy cards, the silhouette floral sprays can be used for just about anything, and the pine branch is perfect for Winter and Christmas.
For this card I used Ruby Red, Artichoke cardstocks with the branch stamped in Soft Suede and used the polka dot Soft Suede ribbon, Latte buttons, and linen thread.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Teddy Train

All supplies used are Stampin' Up, some retired.
Embossed wheel tracks in silver. Choo Choo images cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I also used the Loads of Love and accessories sets for tree and gifts, a pine branch from the retired Holiday Sampler set and the teddy from the Paper Dolls set along with Best Wishes and More sentiment. Homemade cloud stencil with torn paper and Soft Sky ink.

Delightful Decorations

I clear embossed the Tres Chic background on the Bravo Burgundy, backed with Kraft and ornaments (Delightful Decorations) and sentiment (Winter Post) are on the Very Vanilla. Poinsettia behind sentiment was made with 5 petal flower punch and Dazzling Diamonds. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Paper Blossom

For the CAS challenge today to use white and only one other color, I used Whisper White and Brushed Gold by Stampin' Up. Warmest Regards sentiment also by SU embossed in gold. SU embossing folder also used.
For the Technique Lovers challenge for handmade torn paper blossoms, I cheated a little and used a Marvy punch and coffee filters instead of paper towels. Added gold beads to flower center.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Medallion Snowflake

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
I used the Medallion stamp in Bashful Blue and the snowflake from Patterned Pines, new holiday mini embossing folder, eyelet border punch, rhinestone brads, retired white organdy ribbon.
This is for today's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS featuring Christine (Chrisationsink). I changed the stamps, SU colors, and embellishments from her original card.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Inspiration Challenge with Dasher

Cardstocks: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night Of Navy.
Inked Dasher stamp in Bashful Blue and then kissed with Patterned Pines inNot Quite Navy. Card was embossed with brocade embossing folder, shaded with chalk pastels and stamped with Patterned Pines Flourish. Boho Blossoms flower punch in Night Of Navy with Pretties Kit pearl centers.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Jolliest Time Of The Year

This card is for a little 5 year old boy who is fighting cancer. His family has moved his Christmas up to now for him to celebrate and his one request was that he receive a lot of Christmas cards. If you would like to send one his address is:
Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, Mi. 48178
More details about this story can be found on SCS under today's Limited Supplies Challenge.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Delightful Decorations TAGS

These tags are super simple to make and even mass produce with this wonderful ornament punch.
Start with a strip of Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 x 11" and then fold in half so you have one long strip.
Line your ornament punch up so that the top of the punch is near to the top but not at the very edge. If it is too close to the edge, you won't get the fold, you will just get two ornament pieces.
For the stamping I inked up the stamp and then carefully laid the cardstock piece over it and rubbed the ink onto it. You can use your bone folder for more even coverage. When I tried stamping it the traditional way it was much harder to get it lined up.
This one strip will make 6 tags. I punched a small hole at the top and used some white crochet thread for the tag ties. I also used the To: From: sentiment from Winter Post.

Christmas Door

Today's card is a quick and easy one made using some stickers for today's SCS challenge. I don't use stickers very often, they sure are a time saver if you are in a hurry! I usually love coloring my images, it is very therapeutic for me, but I wanted to particpate in the challenge today and tackle at least one more Christmas card :)
I used Stampin' Up's Whisper White cardstock stamped with the retired Weathered backgrounder in Versamark which was then clear embossed for some wood looking texture. I sponged the edges of the door and popped up inner panels with Going Gray ink. Wreath and greeting are stickers, added a decorative brad for the doorknob.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Voila, it's almost Turkey Time

I had a few more Thanksgiving cards to make so I pulled out my favorite chef from the Voila set. Paper pieced his outfit with the Autumn Meadows and designer paper from the holiday mini. All supplies are current Stampin' Up.

Scrapbook Wallet

I am really enjoying the Holiday Blitz tutorials on Splitcoast, they are such a great motivation to tackle my holiday craft and stamping projects.
I made this scrapbook wallet to be filled with this year's Christmas pictures using Stampin' Up's Merry Moments designer paper and various Earth Elements cardstocks on the inside. Ribbon, brad and Pretties are also SU.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winter Post Snow Globe

Following the tutorial for today on SCS to make a snow globe card, I used Bella Bleu paper, Whisper White, Sahara Sand base. Sponged sky with Baja Breeze ink and used the reindeer from Winter Post, some old lace and the retired felt snowflake. Most supplies are Stampin' Up.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kissed Dasher

For today's technique challenge of double embossing I used the SU folder and oval Nestabilities. Dasher stamp in Caramel and Ruby with kissed Patterned Pines.

I used the kissing technique on the Dasher stamp using the Patterned Pines flourish (Stampin' Up) and the Eskimo Kisses paper by Basic Grey. Lots of kissing going on with this card :)
Inks used were Creamy Caramel kissed with Ruby Red and markers of Ruby and Old Olive.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Turkey Wreath

Time to start in on the cards for the next holiday now that Halloween is over! I made a wreath out of a little turkey stamp I had and colored it in Copic markers. Designer paper is Autumn Meadows and sentiment is from Give Thanks set by Stampin' Up.