Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome to the Block!

Who has a new neighbor?  I do!  They just built a house and moved in a few weeks ago.

Here's a card to give to welcome the new neighbor.  If you add a church, you could use it to welcome people or send a note to visitors.  I think I'll make that one next!

The stamp set used for this card is a HOST set!  That means you can get it as part of your host rewards when you host a party or private class and your sales are at $150 or more.  OR you can be your own host with an order of $150 or more.  

  • Stamp Sets: In the City Host Stamp Set (143771)
  • Inks: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Pool Party (126982), Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink (140931)
  • Paper: Whisper White Thick (140272), Whisper White (100730), Lemon Lime Twist (144245)
  • Other: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Big Shot (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 5½” x 8½”
  • Whisper White Card Stock:  3½” x 3½” min scrap
  • Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 5⅜” x 4⅛”

  1. Using Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp the house image into right corner of the square of Whisper White card stock (see photo for placement).  Stamp the tree beside it, with the base of the trunk slightly higher than the base of the house (about ⅛” of an inch).  Stamp the sentiment below.
  2. Using Lemon Lime Twist ink, stamp the center of the tree image, the door on the house, and the “grass” beside the house. 
  3. Using Pool Party ink, stamp the solid image on the house outline.
  4. Adhere the Lemon Lime Twist to the Whisper White card base.
  5. Using your Big Shot and the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, die cut the image.   Take care when doing this to make sure that you don’t cut off the bottom right corner of the square because it won’t line up on your card.  When placing the circle over the image, you can bring the edge very close to the corner, but don’t go over.  Once cut, adhere the stamped image to the card base.
  6. Add 5 Rhinestone jewels to the card.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sampler

Hi All!

Here is a project we are creating in stamp clubs this month.  It's a great little decor piece!  

I found 8x8 frames online at various stores.  Choose the one you like the best!

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas Stamp Set (w-144801, c-144804); Bundle (w-146036, c-146037)
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist Card Stock (119682); Night of Navy Card Stock (100867); Soft Sky Card Stock (131203); Chocolate Chip Card Stock (102128); Shimmer White Card Stock (101910); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Marina Mist Ink (126962); Night of Navy Ink (126970); Soft Sky Ink (131181)
  • Misc. – Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315); Silver Glimmer Paper (135314); Silver Foil (132178); Big Shot (143263); Precision Base Plate (139684); Card Front Builder Thinlits (144674); Starlight Thinlits (141840); Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672); Sponge Dauber (133773); Aqua Painter (103954); Rhinestones (144220); Night of Navy 5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (144189); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Mini Glue Dots (103683); 8”x8” frame (non Stampin’ Up!)     
  • Marina Mist Card Stock:           8” x 8”; 2¾” x 3¾”
  • Night of Navy Card Stock:        3” x 4”; 3” x 3¼” (2); 3¼” x 4¼”; 1¼” x 4”
  • Soft Sky Card Stock:                2¾” x 3” (2); 1” x 3¾”; 1½” x 3¾”
  • Shimmer White Card Stock:     3” x 4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock:      1½” x 2” scrap
  • Chocolate Chip Card Stock:     1” x 1” scrap
  • Silver Foil:                                 3” x 4” scrap
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  3” x 4” scrap
  • Silver Glimmer Paper:              1½” x 2” scrap


1.    Star
a.    Emboss Shimmer White with Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
b.    Watercolor wash a background.  Use Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy inks in that order.  Allow to dry.
c.    Adhere Shimmer White to Night of Navy (3¼” x 4¼”).
d.    Cut the detailed star from Silver Foil.  Use the Precision Base Plate to avoid “bumps” on the star.  Keep scrap to die cut other items.
e.    Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere star.
f.     Add rhinestones.

2.    Peace on Earth
a.    Ink stamp with Marina Mist.  Use Sponge Dauber to add Night of Navy to the edges.  Stamp on Soft Sky (3” x 3¼”).
b.    Stamp sparkles in the background with Soft Sky ink.
c.    Adhere to Night of Navy (3¼” x 3½”).

3.    Snow Scene
a.    Cut moon and stars from Marina Mist.
b.    Adhere Marina Mist to Night of Navy (3” x 4”).
c.    Tear the Soft Sky (1½” x 3¾”) strip.  Adhere to bottom of Marina Mist.
d.    Cut trees from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Keep scrap to die cut other items.
e.    Cut deer from Chocolate Chip.
f.     Adhere pieces to the scene.  Use Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to pop up a tree and the deer.

4.    Ornaments
a.    Stamp ornaments with Soft Sky on Soft Sky (1” x 3¾”).
b.    Adhere Soft Sky to Night of Navy (1¼” x 4”).
c.    Stamp ornaments with Night of Navy on Whisper White scrap.  Cut out with die.
d.    Cut out one set of ornaments from Silver Glimmer paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.
e.    Adhere ornaments to background.  Adhere some with Mini Dimensionals.  Some may need to be adhered after the sampler is all adhered in order to overlap.
5.    Deck the Halls
a.    Ink stamp with Night of Navy and stamp on Soft Sky (3” x 3¼”).
b.    Adhere to Night of Navy (3¼” x 3½”).
c.    Cut holly leaves from scrap Silver Foil.
d.    Adhere holly leaves to Soft Sky.  Use Mini Dimensionals to pop up one of the leaves.
e.    Add rhinestones as holly berries.

6.    Dry fit all pieces onto the 8” x 8” Marina Mist piece.
7.    Stamp sparkles at the bottom between the star piece and the Deck the Halls piece.
8.    Adhere all the pieces as shown in the photo.  Add any additional ornaments to overlap.
9.    Tie Night of Navy ribbon into a bow.  Adhere to the project with Mini Glue Dots.
10. Add to the frame.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Carols of Christmas Video

Check out this video from Stampin' Up!  Five cards using the stamp set and framelits.

Which card is your favorite?  Let me know and we'll do a tutorial and/or video!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wild Card!

At first glance, I was not thrilled with this paper.  


The more I play with it, the more I love it!  There are so many projects with just this one paper pack!

It's a little difficult to see all the patterns in the catalog, but hop over to the online store and zoom in.  Lots of awesome patterns!

Here's a little "Wild Card" to get those creative juices flowing!


  • Stamp SetsPieces & Patterns(w-143840, c-143843)
  • Paper – Emerald Envy Card Stock (141415); Basic Black Card Stock (121045); Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953); Crushed Curry Card Stock (131199); Pick a Pattern DSP (144163)
  • Stamp Pads –Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)
  • Misc. –Emerald Envy 3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (144226);  Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  • Emerald Envy Card Stock:  8½” x 5½”
  • Basic Black Card Stock:  4½” x 3½”
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4¼” x 3¼”
  • Crushed Curry Card Stock:  2” x 1”
  • Emerald Envy 3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon:  7"


  1. Fold Emerald Envy Card Stock in half and crease with bone folder to form card base.
  2. Stamp Wild greeting on Crumb Cake card stock in lower right corner using Tuxedo Black Ink.   
  3. Adhere DSP to Crumb Cake.
  4. Adhere this Crumb Cake panel to Basic Black card stock.  
  5. Adhere Crushed Curry card stock to upper left corner to form a mat.  
  6. Wrap 5” piece of ribbon around the bottom of the DSP and adhere to back.
  7. Take 4” piece of ribbon, slide under ribbon on card stock and tie in knot.  Trim ends.  
  8. Add a Metallic Enamel Shape to left of greeting.
  9. Adhere to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.