Sunday, October 1, 2023

Tricky Treats for Creation Station

Welcome to our Creation Station Blog Hop for October. This month our theme is "tricky treats" which is timed perfectly for making Halloween treats. I've decorated one of the 2023-2025 In Color Treat Bags and  made a matching card with a fun combination of SU! products.

I started with a panel of Masterfully Made DSP and then used the Darling Details Bundle to set the stage for Them Bones skeletons and the Bag of Bones tombstone. I had to look through my stash to find just the right greeting that fit my bag of treats and the day of the dead celebration. I found one this one in the So Refreshing Stamp Set.

This fancy fold card, which I don't know the name of, is based on a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock. It's scored in four places to create the fun fold. Along the long edge I scored at 2 3/8", 4", 6 1/2", and 7 7/8".

Colors for both projects include Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Pretty Peacock, Lemon-Lime Twist, Night of Navy, and Black.

I truly hope you have found some "tricky treat" inspiration while hopping with the Creation Station Design Team today. Next up is the lovely Kathy Brown Kartak. Hop over to her Faithful INKspirations Blog to see what she has been hand stamping.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Cheerful Daisies Fun Fold

Welcome stampin' friends to another Monday Montage Blog Hop. I have one last Cheerful Daisies fun fold card to share with you. This one was created with Berry Burst, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Blackberry Bliss colors.

This fun fold is created with two card bases. One that is a top fold 4 1/4" x 11" scored in half at 5 1/2" and a second that is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored in half at 4 1/4". As you scroll down through this post you will see how it's laid out.

Here's a look at the most inside view of the card. I did a bit of stampin' and included a pocket. The pocket is sized perfect for a gift card, an extra special note, or a photo.

Keep on hopping and click the "next" button to head over to Emily's blog or "back" to go to Dani's.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Grateful For You

Fall 2023 has arrived. It still feels like summer yet the calendar says fall and so do the stores. I've seen pumpkins all over and it's awesome. Speaking of awesome check out this inspiration board challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

For my card I used pieces from the With Love and Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit and some scraps from my stamp desk.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Zany Zoo Happy Birthday to You

Welcome everyone to our Monday Montage Blog Hop! Today I am giving you a look at one of my fancy fold Zany Zoo cards.

I used everything from the Zoo Crew Suite Collection for this card along with the Stylish Shapes Dies, the Wanted to Say Dies, and a variety of Stampin' Blends.

Thanks for stopping by for our hop. Next up is Emily or you can click back to visit with Dani.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Artisan Post #13 - Abundant Beauty Masks

This is the time of year to design and create hand crafted gifts to be ready for the upcoming holiday season. This keepsake box is filled with a stack of stamped and stenciled notecards and envelopes and is perfect for gift giving.

Included with the Kraft Notecards and Envelopes is a fantastic box! It easily fits six to ten or twelve fully designed notecards and envelopes. I’ve decorated my box with the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks and Soft Shimmer 12”x 12” Paper. A belly band secures the box closed and the star of the band is a three dimensional stenciled flower.

Blending Brushes are perfect for stenciling. When stenciling use ink sparingly and layer colors of ink for more depth and interest. I created my three dimensional flower by layering six stenciled flowers. I used three large, one medium, and two small flowers. I fussy cut each flower and some of the flowers I cut off the partial petals. To create more dimension I clipped between each petal to the flower center and then used a Bone Folder to curl the petals.

When the belly band is removed from the box there is a hidden surprise layer of decor.

Before folding the box lid I added stenciling to the liner section for added decor.

To give the notecards a cohesive feel I included stamping, stenciling, twine, gems, and Wink of Stella for each design. Each envelope is stenciled to match the notecards. I doubled up on each design to fill the box.

Friday, September 8, 2023

A Paper Pumpkin Thing: Meaningful Flowers

Welcome everyone to our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing the Meaningful Flowers Kit from August. I chose to make an alternative card using the forget me not floral images and elements.

I created a top fold card on a base of Balmy Blue cardstock. On the front I added an extra flap from one of the kit cards and then also added a piece of one of the envelopes that I cut apart.

Peeking from behind the front flap is a Tailor Made Tag die cut. When you open the flap you see a second greeting more Forget Me Nots and some stamping.

The floral image from the kit is stamped with Balmy Blue and the greeting is stamped with the Pretty Peacock Ink Spot from the Kit.

For the inside of the card I stamped a border of the flowers. I colored the floral images with Watercolor Pencils and then used a Blender Pen to smooth out and mix the colors.

#TGIF437 is Beary Cute

Get your mojo flowing with this new sketch challenge from #TGIF437. I used the Walk in the Forest DSP and the Beary Cute Bundle to bring this layout to life.

To mimic the sketch challenge I adhered strips of Walk in the Forest DSP on a piece of Window Sheet. Then I die cut the Window Sheet with DSP strips with the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. For the bear I used the Bear Punch and then fussy cut the scarf and tree.