Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Another Ornament

Just one more ornament card for now and then I will move on to another set :) I had these leftover supplies on my desk so went with this card today using Ornament Keepsakes, Baja and Real Red cardstocks and my all time favorite- Whisper White. I have yet to find another white cardstock that takes the ink and different coloring techniques as well as this one. I used Real Red, Old Olive, and Baja Breeze here. To complete ornament, I used the silver glitter paper and the SU stretchy silver cording from a previous catalog, and one of those cute dahlia buttons.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ornament Collage

Ornament Keepsakes stamp set stamped in Old Olive, Baja, and Real Red. Background is Christmas Collage stamped in white craft ink on Baja Breeze base. Greetings of the Season for sentiment.

Ornament is made using a styrofoam ball, real red flower from punch secured with white pins.

Autumn Accents

All supplies are Stampin' Up: Autumn Accents leaf Bigz die embossed with Lattice Squares folder, Day of Gratitude for sentiment, French Foliage stamped background, Naturals button.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Elementary Elegance

Stampin' Up supplies of Elementary Elegance stamp set embossed in pewter, Festival of Prints designer paper, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstocks, Memory Box butterfly. Mojo Monday sketch 255 for this week.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The well dressed witch

Cards tomorrow, I promise! I got some new SU goodies that I am looking forward to trying out.

I saw some cute glittery witch hat decorations in Pier 1 that I thought I could do easily enough. I added a double row of rhinestones to my witch's dressy occasion hat :). I used SU black chunky glitter on a lightweight cardboard (template is just a cone and a circle). This one is about 2 1/2" high. The rhinestone "ribbon" I found at the Container Store in their wedding/gift wrapping area.

Halloween Rosette

Rosette made with retired Stampin' Up Halloween paper, Mixed Medley sentiment, three flower punch, Tim Holtz rosette die. Very quick and easy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween tree decorations

I set up a lighted white 2 foot tree on one of my stamping desks and am having so much fun working on some handmade and stamped decorations. I found some old ball ornaments and coated about a half dozen of them in glue and then orange glitter. Some will get jack-o-lantern faces. The witches hat is lightweight cardboard and very easy to make- just a small cone and a circle base, glittered in green. The Frankenstein treat box is from the milk carton die (SU). The pumpkin was made with one inch strips fastened at the top and bottom with brads and a Stampin' Up felt flower (a retired embellishment).

I'll take a picture of the full tree to share when it is all done.

By the light of the silvery moon

I wanted to try a different color combination for this Halloween set and went with Sahara Sand. Spooky Skyline jumbo wheel in Sahara with Petite Purse die. Toxic Treats stamp embossed with pewter powder, shaded in Baja and Pacific Point inks.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ornament Greetings

All Stampin' Up supplies: Ornament Keepsakes stamp set with coordinating framelits dies stamped in Real Red, retired paper that has flocked snowflake (do not know name), Real Red textured cardstock, Greetings of the Season stamp set. The ornament was made by gluing around edges and adding silver glitter, added a faceted button and half pearl, filled in entire area with Crystal Effects and sprinkled just a touch of Dazzling Diamonds over all. It looks SO much prettier in real life.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Snowflake Noel

All Stampin' Up supplies: Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstocks, Festival of Prints designer paper, Greetings of the Season sentiment embossed in white, snowflakes from Northern Hearts, new Snowflakes Sizzix die with button and half pearl embellishment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I couldn't resist the SU fabric that was on sale for 99 cents, it's a great way to try it out if you haven't used it before. I used the Deck the Halls here with the new 1 1/4" scallop punch and a filigree brad with some Cherry Coredinations cardstock and the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. Love this purse die, it goes together so nicely! Be of Good cheer designer paper for decorative strip.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Coffin template (found on the internet) using Stampin' Up's Natural Expressions specialty paper which I inked with Soft Suede. Toxic Treats stamp with coordinating label punch. The bony skeleton arm poking out of the coffin is a Halloween decoration :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sparkly Ornament

For Mojo sketch 253 I used all Stampin' Up supplies: Bella Chateau paper on Very Vanilla with some Marina Mist cardstocks, Baja ribbon, silver glitter paper with Ornament Framelits, sentiment is from Owl Occasions.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ruby Red Slippers

A fun little Christmas project that I was working on today. I found the awesome shoe ornaments at Ben Franklin Crafts and knew I had to make some Dorothy slippers for my Wizard of Oz tree. The Glitter It glue is a very thin pourable glue that coats the whole inside of the ornament and then you add the glitter. SO easy! I would suggest letting it all dry overnight though. I was overly anxious to get the ornament hook back in and scratched off the glitter on two of the ornaments. What's sweet about these ornaments is that the glitter is all on the inside and contained so it won't be getting all over the place.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

More french fry gift boxes

The template for these french fry boxes is in yesterday's post. They are a snap to put together so I made an assortment of holiday and all occasion ones to have on hand.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stylin' Snowfolk

All supplies are Stampin' Up: Stylin Snowfolk stamp set, Whisper White cardstock, Baja ink with Dazzling Details on the snowflakes. The template for the french fry box can be found here at Creating Keepsakes.

Kusudama ornament

Here is another technique I've been wanting to try called Kusudama.There is a nice tutorial here on Folding Trees to take you through it, they have lots of wonderful paper folding projects there. Retired Stampin' Up Halloween paper and antique brad were used here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

step by step ornament

For the center sentiment I used the inside plastic circle from a spool of ribbon. I adhered the sentiment that was punched from a 1 1/4" and a 1 3/8" circle punch. This gave this part of the piece the depth that it needed to stand out above the ornament pieces. (I don't throw anything away!) Hope the step by step visual helps a bit. For the tulle I cut between each scallop and just rolled the piece into a fan-like section and inserted it between each small ornament framelit with large glue dots. When the whole thing was finished I just pulled the tulle pieces up between each section and fluffed them up a bit.

Wicked Cool Ornament

New Stampin' Up set Ornament Keepsakes used for pieces of ornament in Pumpkin Pie and Tanerine Tango, Basic Gray and Black, and Real Red. ESpresso tulle ribbon accents, Wicked Cool stamp set for center sentiment. I'm working on a photo tutorial to show how I assembled this.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Christmas Dahlia

I went into the Resources section in the Splitcoaststampers forums and randomly picked a technique to try today. This is the Dahlia Fold using Be of Good Cheer designer paper, cherry tulle ribbon, antique brad, and Fancy Fan embossing plate on Whisper White with Riding Hood Red cardstocks. All supplies are Stampin' Up.