Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jewel Tones

Our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is all about saturated jewel tones.  Now I could have used touches of these bold hues, but instead I went full out with lots and lots of color.
I have made a pouch using the Gift Bag Punch Board and a piece of Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I have seen similar pouches on Pinterest, but never found any instructions, so I did my own thing.  I started with a 12" wide by 7" tall piece of DSP.  Instead of following the directions for making a bag with the punch board I repeatedly scored the triangle section on the Gift Bag Punch Board until I ran out of paper.  The 12" wide paper allowed for five repetitions.  To create the triangular popped out shaping I folded opposite of the usual directions for making a gift bag. 
As I was punching and scoring the triangular sections I reached the end of the paper and it wasn't long enough for a sixth full section, so I trimmed it off to make a tab to connect the ends.  I used Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the two ends together.  Each of the larger punched tabs were folded inward to make the pouch bottom and to secure it I used a circle to hold the shape in place.
 I pinched each section flat to punch holes all the way around.  I ran some Solid Black Bakers Twine through all the holes to cinch it closed.  To make the tags I grabbed the Lemon Zest Stamp Set and the matching punch.  To the colors in the challenge I threw in a touch of Lemon Lime Twist.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Cute Critters

I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw Denita Wright Smee's post with an adorable pizza box.  She had linked up with a brand new stampin' challenge site that I clicked over to check out.
The Inspire. Create. site has the most awesome challenge right now, so I had to join along.
I like finding clever ways to integrate the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack into greeting cards.  For this one of a kind card I added a grouping of cute critters all from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set.  What I find super fun about this card is that the bears are waving streamers in the group of party animals.  To make the card feel like a party I added the streamers and the flag garland banners from the Build a Bike Framelits.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gold Flake Drop Shadows

#ADTTipsAndTricks #TechniqueTuesday
How about a simple yet super effective way to use your jar of Gold Glitter Flakes?  I call this technique "Gold Glitter Flake Drop Shadows" and it's the highlight of my clean and simple card.  On a Tutti Frutti card base I have two quick die cuts using the Celebrate You Thinlits and a glimmering Gold Tinsel shoestring tie.
Use Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets to create Gold Glitter Flake drop shadows to your die cuts.
Step 1.)  Add Multi-Purpose Adhesive to the back side of a strip of Gold Foil Sheet and then cut ‘celebrate’ from the Celebrate You Thinlits.
Step 2.)  Peel the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet backing from the cutout and sprinkle Gold Glitter Flakes to the back sticky side.  Press the  cutout into the flakes for even coverage.  

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birthday Blend for Monday Montage #110

Have you collected a pack of Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes as one of your free choices from Sale-A-Bration?  I have to say the cards are SUPER awesome and the envelopes are SUPER SUPER awesome.  SU! added a print to the inside of the envelopes that makes them totally charming.
I designed this card to work perfectly with any of the four color cards from the Tutti Frutti pack.  I stamped on Whipser White with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and then added a rainbow of blends to the Happy Birthday Wishes to You images.  Once everything was stamped and colored I ran it through he Big Shot and the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A trio of balloons with twine ties and rhinestones finish the card.
to Cathy
to Melissa

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lots of Lavender

While putting away all my stamps and supplies from this past week's demos I whipped up this beauty.   I had bits and pieces from several cards and decided to regroup the elements to make something sparkly.  I love the color mix of Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Gold.  

There is a brand new challenge blog called Festive Friday.  How fun is that name?  I wanted to give their challenge a try so I am playing along.  I have used the Tutti Frutti Sequins to adorn my "amazing you" Lots of Lavender card.
Grab these supplies:
Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes - Tutti Frutti DSP - Tutti Frutti Sequins - Celebrate You Thinlits - Lots of Lavender Stamp Set - Stitched Shapes Framelits - Gold Glimmer Paper - Dapper Denim Cardstock - Pool Party Cardstock - Brusho Crystal Colours - Basic Black Bakers Twine - Black Rhinestones (retired)

Friday, February 16, 2018

#TGIF147 Epic Sale-A-Bration

It's an epic party on a card celebration because it's Sale-A-Bration.  
This card is not the mailing type, but let me tell you it has it all kinds of party decor stuck to the front of it: a waving banner, a flag, bakers twine with trailing curls, ready shreddie, metallic thread, and a whole bunch of framelit sets all to showcase the fabulous Epic Celebrations Stamp Set.

Are you ready for it?
On this card there are somethings old, somethings new, nothing here borrowed, but there is Dapper Denim blue.  Making this card was lots of fun, but man it's one of those that uses lots of tools and accessories.  Every now and then I use a ton of stuff and make a huge mess, but I wouldn't change it because it's always a good time.
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