Friday, September 23, 2016

Baking Up Some Goodies

Happy Friday everyone!

Today Stampendous is wrapping up a week of gingerbread goodness. Stop by the Stampendous blog today for more information and links to other projects.

I've got a couple of yummy projects to share today, plus more details on a few that you might have seen on the Stampendous blog this week. That means a LONG post today.

When I saw the Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamp and Die Set it totally reminded me of Christmas gingerbread houses and the enthusiasm of my kids. When I went looking for a photo, I couldn't believe the perfect photo was smiling back at me.

The background paper was made with the negative paper after die cutting pieces. I sponged with Colorbox Classic Pigment Ink Pads, stamped the squiggly border pattern and a snowflake from the Winter Stack PCS Set. The blue color background was sponged with PanPastels, even a little more brown added on the men with a cotton swab and then colored pencils were used to add some drop shadows to the men. This wasn't easy, being that it takes me days to get started, days to find a photo (I know that I do this backward) and then somehow I arrive at the cluster elements is a miracle! LOL

As you can see I love that this set brought up some sweet memories, plus it's a lot less calories to make gingerbread cookies on paper than in the oven because trust me. That gift package is all that's left of the soft gingerbread cookies I made last Sunday.

I added a stamped squiggly border pattern to the outside of the bag with StazOn ink and repeat them on the other side. The rest of this tag is pretty straight forward, but if you have any questions just ask and I'll give you a reply while my memory is fresh.

Now if you wanted to know more about some of my projects you may have seen in one of Stampendous' posts, just continue scrolling on down to the end of my post. If not, remember to jump over to the Stampendous blog for more inspiration.

I made a sweet comfy sweater for the baker die cut on this holiday card. I suppose I could have also made a pair of trouser's too, hindsight is always better isn't it.

Tips for the sweater:
  • Run sticky notes over the gingerbread man die through the die cutting machine for a mask.
  • Cut the mask for sleeve cuffs, waistline, and neckline. Set the leftover on the side to be used as a mask for sponging ink onto the gingerbread man.
  • Use removable or two-way glue to hold the non-sticky pieces in place.
Here are some other supplies I used on this project.

This cute jumper has stenciled face features instead of the oh so adorable stamp one in the set, but it won't be easy unless you prep your gingerbread shape first.

  • Use a pencil and ruler to make a vertical guideline down the center of the shape.
  • Make small horizontal marks on each side of the horizontal line for the eyes.
  • Along the horizontal line make marks for the mouth and each button you want down the torso.
  • Erase the pencil lines after using the stencil with a black ink pen to create the face and torso details. Wait until the ink is dry or it will smear.
  • Make the stenciled shapes have more dimension by slightly shifting the stencil and repeating a portion of the shape.
 Here are some other supplies I used on this project.

Here's that sweet tag without the gingerbread man. That makes this gift tag for any season and anyone you know that has a love for cooking or baking.

That's it! One last plug for the theme this week! Of course, each of these projects used this featured product.
Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set

Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Stampendous and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop FInale

It's our Friday Finale! So glad that you could join us during our hop with Perfect Paper Crafting! The designers are all coming back today for a second project using perfect crafting tools!

Remember we've been hopping all week, so if you missed posts earlier this week, then stop by the Stampendous blog for all the links to catch up, just in case you want to be in for one of the prizes. Check out all the details on the Stampendous blog post today!

I really had fun with this card and you know I didn't even know what I was going to do for the images when I started. Sometimes when I have a tool to focus on I just dive into techniques and forget that I need to make something at the end. lol

I'll give you supplies and instructions in just a bit, but first, if you want to continue on the hop here is the list for today! Enjoy!


Backyard Bunnies Card Supplies: 

CRS5085 Cling Backyard Bunnies
DCS5085 Backyard Bunnies Die Set
ASCRS06 Cling Toxic
SSC1188 Hope Verses
CRR105 Cling Dream Text
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
STF082 Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Perfect Paper Crafting:
Mini Perfect Layers Tools

My Colors cardstock by My Mind's Eye
Kraft cardstock by Hobby Lobby
Media Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt (Cobalt Teal, Blue Green Light, Quinacridone Gold, Prussian Blue Hue, Titan Buff)
Americana Acrylic paint by DecoArt (Snow White)
Sketch Markers by Copic (BV04, BG15, BG75, BG78, G18, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E47, E49, V01, V12, V15, V17)
Liquid Mono Glue by Tombow
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


  1. Make a folded card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  2. Trim a piece of white cardstock 1/2-inch smaller than the card base (3 3/4 x 5-inches).
  3. Paint Teal and Green Blue Light in stripes across the length of the paper. Add a small amount of Prussian Blue Hue in spots as well as Titan Buff.
  4. Sponge Snow White paint onto cracked paint stamp from Cling Toxic set and stamp onto painted cardstock. Repeat until cardstock is covered.
  5. Paint watered down Quinacridone Gold around the edges and wipe away with a damp cloth, repeat until the desired look is attained.
  6. Use a dry brush to paint around edges with Snow White paint. Go back and add thicker layers of paint and then add dots of paint randomly around the center of the cardstock.
  7. Stamp Dream Text with black ink onto painted background.
  8. Glue onto color cardstock and trim with 1/8" side of Perfect Layers ruler. Glue to card base.
  9. Stamp bunny and flowers from Backyard Bunnies Stamp set and color with markers or pencils.
  10. Cut out bunny and flowers with matching dies and adhere to card base with foam squares.
  11. Stamp sentiment from Hope Verses with black ink on white cardstock, trim and glue onto color cardstock. Trim 1/16" with Perfect Layers Tool and glue onto kraft cardstock, trimming with the 1/8-inch side of Layers tool.
  12. Glue sentiment onto card base.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

A Perfect Pair for Crafting Blog Hop

Hi, folks! I'm back today with a post for a fab little blog hop that Stampendous and Perfect Paper Crafting is having all this week. We are using some perfect tools for crafting our projects to share with you all and there are prize packages up for grabs, too!

Today I'm sharing a Winter Stack card with quite a fun background and OH do I have a nice bit of information I found out while making it. You'll need to get to the very end of my post to find out.

There is more to the hop today, so if you're ready here's the list to keep moving onward, or if you are just getting started from my blog today then take the first link in the list to get all the details!


Janelle Stollfus - you're here! 

Now if you're still hanging around, I have a supplies list and instructions for this project.


SSC1249 Winter Stack Perfectly Clear Stamps
FMS4043 Holly Pattern Metal Stencil
DWDEP Regular Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MWP811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Perfect Paper Crafting:
MPL100 Perfect Layers Mini Border Tool Set
PA200 The Perfect Airbrush Tool

My Colors cardstock by My Mind's Eye
Color cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (B32, B34, BV04, G0000, G000, G09, G14, RV55, RV66, Y26, Y28, YR14, YR21, YR68)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Square by Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L®
Ribbon by  Creative Impressions LLC
Rhubarb Crumble Crystal Drops by Sonic Studio
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Removable tape


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch color cardstock in half for a finished 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch card base. Set aside.
  2. Tape down Holly Pattern stencil onto 4 x 5 1/4 inch kraft cardstock.
  3. Scoop out an ample amount of Regular Paste and spread along the top edge of the stencil with the palette knife.
  4. Spread paste across the stencil with Paste Spreader held at 30/45-degree angle. Place leftover embossing paste back into the container, clean rim and tightly close.
  5. Clean stencil and tools in warm soapy water and dry.
  6. Let embossing paste dry and then replace the stencil carefully over design taping back down.
  7. Place a green marker in the Color Spritzer Perfect Airbrush tool over the stencil to color embossed design. Remove stencil and clean promptly.
  8. Add drop dots of Rhubarb Crumb on each circle of stencil design. Let dry.
  9. Trim around stencil design with Mini Layers 1/16-inch side letting the tool align against the design.
  10. Glue stencil down onto pink cardstock and repeat trimming with the 1/16-inch side of Layers tool.
  11. Tie ribbon in a bow around the stencil layers and glue down onto the base.
  12. Stamp Winter Stack pieces onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  13. Mask image and place on a protected surface. Lay down the clean Paste Spreader one-third of the way up from the bottom for a mask.
  14. Use the Color Spritzer Airbrush Tool and a blue-violet marker to create the sky. 
  15. Remove Paste Spreader and airbrush 1-2 time around snow piles for shadow. Remove mask.
  16. Trim down to desired size and glue to purple cardstock and use the 1/8-inch side of the Mini Layers Tool to evenly trim down the mat.
  17. Glue down matted image onto pink cardstock and trim with the 1/16-inch edge of the Layers Tool.
  18. Stamp sentiment from Winter Stack onto Mixed Media White Paper and trim. Repeat steps with the 1/16-inch edge of the tool.
  19. Glue all pieces down onto card base as shown in the above picture.
Step 9? That was my "oh wow", moment. I always end up getting my stenciling crooked so I wait for it to dry and either trim it with a paper cutter which smashes the embossing or doesn't cut the cardstock well because of the extra height of the embossing, OR I carefully line up my ruler and trim with a craft knife which takes time. The Layers Tool snuggles up against the embossing and because of its design will not smash the embossed stenciling and it's already measured for me so every side is trimmed the same.

Oh and those prizes I mentioned earlier, check them out!

Three commenters will get one of these prize combos.
Details are on the Stampendous blog today.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Trucking Through a Ruff Day

Yay! It's Friday and I have a card today that might make you a little happy after a RUFF week.

Stampendous is having a truck tidings theme this week with the truck stamp set that I used for my card today.
Truck Tidings Clear Stamp and Die Set
As you can see this set is going to be so much fun to use for the holidays with presents and a Christmas tree, but those images can be used for non-holiday themes, too! I decided to create an encouragement card with the help of two other stamp sets from Stampendous.

Spring Short Stack Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Dog Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
The grass die is from Create Fall Die Cut Set.

Here's a peek at the layers using Scrapbook Adhesive Thin and Regular Foam Squares.

Thanks for stopping by! There's more inspiration to see just follow the link list below.


Stamps: Truck Tidings, Spring Short Stack and Dog Sayings (Stampendous)
Paper: Mixed Media White (Stampendous), My Colors cardstock (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic Markers, French Blue in Ocean Breeze Chalk Paintbox  (Clearsnap)
Accessories: Create Fall Die Cut Set and Picasso Shield/Stencil (Stampendous), Natural Handle Stencil Brush Set (DreamweaverStencils/Stampendous), Thin and Regular Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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