Halloween “BOO”

Today, I’m sharing another Halloween card, which I created with products I already have in my stash. This is a new idea for me – to first see what I’ve already got before buying more!

Halloween-BOO

I’m mixing dies from a number of different companies. The tree is from Paper Smooches. I plan to use it again for a fall-themed card. The hill die is also from Paper Smooches. The bats are from a now-retired Memory Box set. The moon was created with a Spellbinders circle die.

I considered stamping a sentiment, but in the end, I decided to use the Lawn Fawn alphabet. The tree, bats, and letters were all die cut twice and adhered together for extra depth.

Supplies:

Penny Black: The Gift

Today I’m sharing a holiday card with Penny Black’s 51-070 The Gift die as the focal point.

Peace-Dove

I die cut the bird from a gold foil paper. The background was created by stamping the musical notes from the 30-238 Footnotes set on vellum.

I heat embossed the “Seasons Greetings” sentiment from the 30-255 Most Wonderful set with gold embossing powder on a card panel, which I cut with a circle die to expose the musical notes behind.

 

 

Spooky Halloween

Today, I’m sharing a Halloween card featuring die cuts. Yes, it is still August, but I can feel the weather changing! So I’ve been looking at fall crafts and foods (did someone say pumpkin bread?!) on Pinterest and thinking about autumn! I’m eagerly awaiting new product releases featuring fall and winter items, so while I wait, I’m playing with some of my favorites from previous seasons.

Halloween-Cat

I have several Memory Box patterned paper pads (now discontinued) with fall patterns. The Memory Box weather fence die cut was attached directly to the patterned paper panel, and the cat was adhered with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from one of my favorite Hero Arts Halloween sets released last year.

Supplies:

The Cutting Edge Challenge #8

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Kay Miller.

TCEC_8

Here’s my take on her card:

Challenge8JM

I was drawn the colors in Kay’s card, as well as the idea of foliage providing structure to the design. I used small birds in lieu of the flowers. I also substituted a white card panel on a blue base for her blue panel on a white base.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die, Hero Arts sentiment

Poppystamps Snow Flocked Tree

Today I’m sharing a winter-themed card crafted using the newly-released Poppystamps Snow Flocked Tree die.

SnowFlockedTreeTo create the winter scene, I paired the Snow Flocked Tree with a snowy backdrop, which was cut using the Pine Tree Border. For some color, I added Santa’s Magic Sleigh in the foreground.

The Snow Flocked Tree was cut and then dry embossed giving it the flocked detail.

SnowFlockedTreeDetail
Supplies:

Penny Black Season’s Greetings

Today I’m sharing a card created with Penny Black stamps from the just-released Season’s Greetings collection.

PennyBlackHolidayJoy

To begin, I stamped and heat-embossed the 40-341 Adorned With Love stamp with gold embossing powder on vellum. I die cut holiday red cardstock, which I stamped and heat embossed with a sentiment from the 30-257 Joy Filledset. To finish, I attached the vellum to the die-cut panel and attached the panel to a white card base.

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 7

I’m sharing a CASE of Debby Hughes’ lovely card from today’s Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 lesson. Debby used the smallest diamond in the Avery Elle set and “kissed” it to the Hero Arts woodgrain stamp.

Day7

The tricky part was finding inks that I owned that would give Debby’s card justice. I don’t own the inks that she used; her blues were more pool/teal than mine. She is also the queen of adding just the right embellishments to her cards. I hesitated adding any at all! I settled on three, whereas Debby had stars, a clear round dot and colored enamel dots. I need to “beef up” my dot stash!

Supplies:

Penny Black Dazzlers

Today, I’m sharing a summery “hello” card pairing Penny Black’s 30-237 Dazzlers and 30-240 Textures.

DazzlersSunshine

I stamped the medallions from Dazzlers in a combination of summery colors. I stamped the woven (burlap-like) texture onto the orange card base for a tone-on-tone effect. The sentiment, one of my favorites, is from the 30-230 Sunny Hello stamp set

I can see using this same design in cooler colors (maybe even silver and gold) with a holiday sentiment!

 

Stretch Your Stamps 2: CASE of Jennifer McGuire’s card

SYS2_participantI was away for a week and I’m now catching up with the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 homework. I’m sharing the first card I’ve made from the class, a CASE of one created by Jennifer McGuire.

DayTwo

I made a few changes to Jennifer’s amazing design given my supplies. The Hero Arts damask background stamp is intended to be used for a portrait, rather than landscape, card (the pattern isn’t symmetrical in this orientation), but I don’t own the Tim Holtz stamp she used and I wanted to get going on the card. :-) I used silver ink whereas Jennifer used a gorgeous combination of Perfect Pearls.

For this card, I followed Jennifer’s instructions to apply VersaMark to the die cut sentiment and heat emboss it will clear powder. Jennifer did the process three times; I stopped after two. I will definitely use that technique in the future as it gives the die cut extra depth and great shine.

Supplies: Encore silver ink; Stampin’ Up black cardstock

The Cutting Edge Challenge #7

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Jackie Rockwell.

TCEC_7

Here’s my take on her card:

Challenge-7-JMI was drawn to the horizontal lines and the conversation bubbles on Jackie’s card. I also incorporated the pink and golden yellow colors in her card on mine, and I created a square card like she did. I used the stitched long rectangle from the Blueprints die set to create the horizontal lines. The sentiments, which I stamped and heat embossed, are from Simon Says Stamp sets.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: