Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dashing Along and Buffalo Check

You saw this card first on my Facebook Live Video--here are close up pics!

This card includes some of the awesome Dashing Along DSP with the Dashing Deer Framelits and Merry Christmas Thinlits.  I have also included the Buffalo Check Stamp.
The strip of Flirty Flamingo took me by surprise.  I grabbed it and thought it might look okay and then when I stamped the greeting and layered it on the focal panel I was totally thrilled with how it popped and brought a splash of color to the design.

Another surprise on this card for me was the Buffalo Check image.  I was going for white on white, but when I pulled the paper from the stamp I was shocked at the color.  Ack!  My stamp looked clean but I guess it was still dirty with a bit of Soft Suede ink.  The look grew on me over time and I decided it looked pretty cool.
Check back tomorrow for another close up pic of my cards shared on my Facebook Live Video.

Monday, September 17, 2018

First Facebook Live Video Coming

My first Facebook Live Video is coming tomorrow!
Catch me live on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 1:00 PST
or watch a replay anytime.
 There have been several of the Artisan Design Team who have gone live with their Dashing Along creations.  I believe I am the last to share so don't miss out.  I will not only be showing some tips and tricks for my Christmas tags, but you can also create along with me.  You won't want to miss seeing some sneak peeks of more cards featuring the Dashing Along DSP.
Stamp with me LIVE on Facebook SUPPLY LIST
Detailed Deer Thinlits
Stitched Labels Framelits
Takeout Treats Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”
Dashing Along DSP (green bookprint on white) 5 1/4” x 4”
Garden Green Cardstock 5” x 3 3/4”
Scraps of Mint Macaron, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Gold Foil Paper
Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Ink Pads
1/8” Handheld Hole Punch
Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Scrapbook & Cards Today Artisan Post

One Saturday each month Scrapbook and Cards Today features a post by a member of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team.  This month they showcased three playful birthday cards made by me! You may want to check out the original post by clicking HERE and enter the giveaway to win the Stampin' Up! products I used in my project! Or, follow along below to see exactly what I put together for them.

I think every stamper has at least one or two or maybe even three or four birthday themed stamp sets in their stack of supplies.  In my stack of stamps I have the Blow Out the Candles Bundle and the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set.  These products are truly a perfect collection to create, and to create more, and to create even more cards for celebrations.

Each of these birthday cards features the same elements, sponging, and layout.  To start each card stamp and softly sponge a 3 3/4“ x 5” piece of Whisper White Cardstock using a Stampin’ Sponge and Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pads to create simple and custom backgrounds.

This “Happy Birthday” card panel is layered on a piece of Old Olive Cardstock and those two layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a top fold 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Highland Heather card base.  The outline images are stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then filled in with Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pads.  I cut the greeting out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Cardstocks for this card include a layering panel of Highland Heather and a card base of Coastal Cabana.

The greeting for this card is cut with one of the round Stitched Shaped Framelits.  The cardstocks include a layering panel of Coastal Cabana and a card base of Old Olive All three cards are embellished with a sliver of Silver Glimmer Paper and a Solid Black Baker’s Twine shoestring bow.

I am always up for making birthday cards especially ones filled with fun and spirited colors and with products that mix and match with ease.  It’s my hope that you have been inspired to stamp.

Happy birthday card creating!
Elizabeth Price
Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Friday, September 14, 2018

#TGIF177 First Frost

It is TGIF Time and I have busted out my Frosted Floral Suite and it's beautiful!  This week our challenge is a sketch that is filled with layers which allows for endless options.  Check out all of the Design Team's work at TGIF and be inspired.  Next, use the sketch yourself to create something stumpy and post it on our site.  Go to #TGIF177.
A super BEAUTIFUL and incredibly VERSATILE stamp set in the Holiday Catalog is First Frost.  The floral and greenery images from the set include a mix of berries, thistle, and roses.  And the greetings work for holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other life celebrations.
My card is based on Thick Whisper White and then is layered up with Blackberry Bliss and a piece of Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  I have to add that the Frosted Floral DSP is stunning!  All of the gorgeous floral and greenery designs are printed on shimmery white paper that give a luxurious feel and look to any project.  To complete the sketch challenge I tucked a banner of Champagne Foil Paper behind the greeting cut with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.
I used several colors to ink up the berry and leaf image.  First I inked it up with a Gray Granite Ink Pad and then I added more color with several Stampin' Write Markers.  I added a bit of Crumb Cake and Old Olive to the leaves and Blackberry Bliss and Early Espresso to the berries.  In stead of placing a  sentiment across the bottom I added a shoestring bow.  For the bow I thinned out some of the Blackberry Bliss Nature's Twine

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HSS #298 Winter Woods

I pulled out the brand new Winter Woods Stamp Set and the matching In the Woods Framelits to meet the sketch challenge for our most current challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
For my winter themed Christmas card I included colors and patterns that reminded me of a toasty cabin set in a frosty snowy setting.  Soft Suede, Whisper White, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler seemed perfect to combine with the Winter Wishes and Buffalo Check images.  All the layers of the Christmas are super easy to create when you use the In the Woods Framelits.  I stamped with tree image twice on Old Olive and then cut one with the larger tree and the second with the smaller.  I then layered the smaller on the larger with dimensionals.

I used the Celebrate You Thinlits to cut the "joy" out.  The die is intended to be the word "you" but if you turn it over and clip the "u" down you get the word "joy."
The Buffalo Check on each of these cards is stamped with Soft Suede.  I think it looks so awesome on both the Cherry Cobbler and the Old Olive.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Folklorico Dress Inspiration

Welcome to our Monday Montage Blog Hop.  You landed here at my Seeinginkspots Blog from Dani's Thoughtful Corner Blog where she makes the cutest, coolest, and most awesome projects.
A few days ago I was busy stamping and having a great time.  I had just seen some of the BEST Folklorico dancers I had seen and their beautiful lace dresses would not slip my mind.  I was so totally inspired by them that I had to try to recreate them in a stamped way.  These boxes are the result of that crazy and fun stamp day.
The rose images from the Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set on each Pillow Box were stamped with Tuxedo Black Stazon Ink and then filled in with Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, and Poppy Parade Inks.  All the specialty cuts were made with the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies.  My cardstock colors match my inks with the addition of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I really REALLY love the addition of the lace ribbon as it was the finishing touch that totally brought my vision of the Folklorico dresses to life.
Get ready now because you are heading for Melissa Stout's Blog.  Enjoy and happy stampin'.
to Melissa
to Dani

Monday Montage Hoppers

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Facebook Live Classes Coming Soon

Elizabeth Price 9/18 1:00 p.m.

Dashing Along Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to our latest Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop.  For this hop we are showcasing projects featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle and the Dashing Along DSP.  This new paper is filled with beautiful, traditional Christmas designs featuring a mix of old favorites new patterns, and book print. 
In September each qualifying hostess will receive a pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper along with all the other hostess rewards.  Stampin' Up! is adding to the awesome hostess perks by giving this exclusive gift with a qualifying workshop/party order of $250.
My favorite part of gift giving is the wrapping.  I want every present to have presence!  Gifts with fancy bows and handmade tags is just my thing.  It's also my family's thing.  In the craziness of the Christmas rush they ask "where are the good tags?"  So, each Christmas season I make lots and lots of gift tags.

I tend to make tags in pairs of trios.  Once you have a great design why reinvent the wheel?  Below you will see the start to my Christmas tag pile.  I usually make about 70-75 tags every year and never seem to have quite enough.  I add them to neighbor gifts, little trinkets, packages for setting under the tree, and I even leave some out on Christmas Eve for Santa to use.
The tag in the photo above and the tag below are definitely stepped up for the avid crafter.  The elements and layout are the same for each tag with a twist to the orientation.  Each has a layer of the Tin Tiled embossed cardstock which also has a light dusting of snow.

Tip:  To get a look of snow add White Embossing Paste to a Stampin' Sponge and gently dab directly onto cardstock.

2nd Tip:  Accents of Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer Paper, and Gold Metallic Pearls make any tag extra special and take it over the top (my kind of project).
The next two tags are the same just different paper and ink colors.  I love this one and could make bunches in lots of color variations using the Dashing Along DSP.

3rd Tip:  The Tag Topper Punch makes creating handmade tags a breeze.  Just cut 2" wide strips of paper and punch one end and you're done with a tag base.
Here is another pair of tags using all the same elements as the above tags.  These are a bit smaller. I do make a variety of sizes because scale is important when wrapping a gift.  I don't like understated tags on oversized gifts.
These circular shaped tags are a play of theme and variation.  Each starts with a scallop circle cardstock base and then has a circle shaped layer of Dashing Along DSP.  A tab "topper" makes the perfect ribbon or twine holder and of course the gorgeous die cut deer is the focal of each tag.
All month long some of the Artisan Design Team will be going live with videos of their Dashing Along projects.  I would like to invite you to my Facebook live video on Tuesday, Sept 18th at 1:00 PST.  I will demonstrate tips and tricks for these tags, packaging, and more!  You can find me at my Seeinginkspots Facebook Page.
Thanks for hanging out at my blog to see my Dashing Deer Christmas gift tags.  Next up you'll be visiting with Emma Goddard.  She has put together a couple things that are going to blow your mind.

2018 Artisan Design Team

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dragonfly Tip

Yesterday Stampin' Up! featured my dragonfly tip on Instagram!  Read below to see how you can make a dragonfly from the butterfly die in the Springtime Impressions Thinlet Set.
Using the butterfly die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits make quick and simple dragonflies.  Step 1.  Cut out a butterfly from any cardstock or designer paper.
Step 2.  Use Paper Snips to clip away/trim down the wings of the butterfly to shape a dragonfly.
Here is a close up of my Silver Glimmer Paper dragonfly which is mounted on a distressed circle of Beautiful Promenade DSP and a Whisper White scallop circle.  What I really want to share that is cool about this card is the Blueberry Bushel banner.  Before I cut the banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits I distressed the cardstock with a bone folder until it was supple enough to separate the fibers into two pieces of paper.  This is how you get the fussy look.  The second cool detail is the embossing folder.  Before I ran it through the Big Shot I preinked the folder with Crumb Cake Ink.
Product List
Springtime Impressions Thinlits | Bunch of Banners Framelits | Layering Circles Framelits |
Seasonal Wreath TIEF | Petal Promenade DSP | 5/8" White Polkadot Ribbon | Mini Silver Sequin Trim | Blossoms Elements | Gray Granite Ink | Blushing Bride & Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers | Petal Pink, Whisper White, and Blueberry Bushel Cardstocks | Silver Glimmer Paper
Thanks for visiting and many happy stampin' wishes,