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Friday, July 20, 2018

Curios for the Holidays


Hey there stampers and friends! Remember a few weeks ago, well back in May, I posted a fun little card using the new Coffee Friend Curio? I'm back today with more Curio fun for Christmas!


Wondering what Curios are? Watch this video with the new Stampendous Curio stamps for the holidays!



So much festive features and it's instantly a fun way to decorate any place in your studio or home! These new Curios released in July complete a collection of twelve styles in all! Stop by the Stampendous website to see all of them.


Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Brown Bear Card Featured Product(s):
  • Curio Brown Bear Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Merry Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Memento Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy (AZ)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Firecracker, Parrot
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® (SBP) - E29, E31, E35, E37, G07, R22, R27, R37, R59, V91, V93, V95
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen Set Case (AZ)
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Sticky Note (AZ)
  • 1/8-inch Striped Ribbon (AZ (similar), RR)
Instructions:
  1. Stamp Brown Bear with Memento Black ink onto a 4 by 5-1/4 inch Mixed Media White Paper and color, see Copic marker colors above.
  2. Stamp Brown Bear onto a sticky note and trim for a mask. Place over colored image and airbrush around the masked image.
  3. Stamp sentiment from Merry Words with Memento Cottage Ivy by stamping off some ink on scrap paper and then again onto the masked image paper.
  4. Stamp bubbles from Merry Words with black ink around image and color with Real Red Glitter Marker.
  5. Glue to Firecracker cardstock and tie with knotted ribbon then glue down onto folded 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch Parrot card base.

Poinsettia Card Featured Product(s):
  • Curio Poinsettia Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Christmas Bright Clear Stamps And Dies Set (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Classic Cherry, Wildflower
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® (SBP) 0, BG96, BG99, BV02, BV20, BV23, BV25, C1, C2, C3, C5, E13, E15, E18, G46, R20, R22, R27, RV32, V12, Y13, Y19, YG01, YG23, YG61, YG63, YG67
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Red and White Twine by Darice (AZ)
Instructions:
  1. Stamp Curio Poinsettia with black ink on Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Add red cardstock trim above and below image.
  3. Tie twine in a bow around image and glue to folded 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch card base.
  4. Die cut merry from red cardstock and glue to card base.
Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Attitude on Safari


Oh, man! Even the giraffes have some attitude on a birthday! Check out this colorful spectacled image, new stamp from Technique Junkies!


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Use code TJ10Janelle
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You know sometimes it takes a while before an a-ha moment happens, like years, before you realize that things could have been easier making cards "if only." My a-ha moment was that I could actually make up a bunch of backgrounds to have handy. Yep, I know it's a simple step, but wow it happened with this card.

I used the background I made a year ago in February from this MIX210: Glue Stick Resist challenge, but it happened to be the last Technique Junkies challenge!!!!! Double yeah! By the way, there is a new challenge out to make ATC's the NEW coin way!

So, if you're interested, here are the details of my card with safari attitude.

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
Plus:
  • Bright White Cardstock by Neenah (AZ)
  • Black Cardstock by Recollections (AZ)
  • Versafine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne (AZ)
  • Glue Stick by Avery (AZEH)
  • Watercolors or Color Bursts (AZTJ)
  • Flat Paintbrush (AZ - set)
  • Divine Twine - Black Licorice (AZ)
Instructions:
  1. For the background paint a light watercolor randomly onto white cardstock, let dry and then use a glue stick to make a design. Once dry paint a second color and let dry to trim to 3-7/8 by 5-1/8 inches.
  2. Glue onto a 4 by 5-1/4 inch black mat and then onto card base that is 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  3. Stamp Attitude Giraffe with waterproof ink onto white cardstock and color with watercolors, let dry.
  4. Cut around stamped image and mat onto black cardstock.
  5. Tie with twine and pop up on the card with foam adhesive onto the card base.
  6. Stamp Donuts Happy Birthday with black ink onto the card base below Attitude Giraffes.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Remember, use code TJ10Janelle at checkout while shopping at Technique Junkies anytime.

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design team work. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

More Christmas in July with Stampendous


I'm back today with more SUPER CUTE Qsets by Stampendous. Come on and stay awhile and we'll take a look at two more cards with two new Q products.

The little kiddo in the blue and yellow card above is a perfect angel and don't we all wish ours would be also at Christmastime?... all year around? It's okay, this one will be in their stead . If you weren't by earlier this week for my Cookie Christmas post here's the short of why these little sets with big cuteness work.

  • Same high -quality red rubber stamp you'd expect from Stampendous
  • Matching dies, YAY!

Now here's the COOLNESS and 411.

  • These stamps get a "halo" when cut with their matching dies. It just adds to their cuteness!
  • These dies are in LIMITED quantity so if you like them, don't wait, order them at Stampendous.com (links below)

Heavenly Kiddo 
Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Heavenly Kiddo Die Set

I promised two cards and here's the second one! Meet Manger Sheep. An adorable duo with a winking gaze and obedient grin!





Manger Sheep
Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Manger Sheep Die Set


Stampendous has oodles more of these Qset gems that they have been sharing all week. Stop by their blog to find out more!


Ready for the "with what and how to" section of my post? Each card has a supply list and instructions below!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Heavenly Kiddo Card

Featured Product(s):
  • Heavenly Kiddo (AZ, STM)
  • Heavenly Kiddo Die Set (STM) not used on this card
Plus:
  • Fitted Frames A Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (company website)
  • Memento Ink Pad - Summer Sky (AZ)
  • Sketch Markers by Copic (SBP) - B0000, B000, E21, E23, E27, E30, E50, R30, Y23, YR23
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Thin Foam Square by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Sponge (AZ - cut into smaller pieces, EH)
Instructions
  1. Fold color cardstock in half for card base. 
  2. Sponge Summer Sky ink onto 4 by 5-1/4 inch Mixed Media White Paper then randomly stamp stars. Glue to card base. 
  3. Stamp Heavenly Kiddo with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper die cut from inner "M" size Fitted Frame die. Glue to color cardstock cut from outer "M" size die. 
  4. Glue 1 by 5-1/4 inch yellow cardstock to card base. 
  5. Adhere colored image with foam adhesives onto the card base. 
  6. Stamp with black ink sentiment and star on the card base.
Manger Sheep Card

Featured Product(s):
  • Manger Sheep (AZSTM)
  • Manger Sheep Die Set (STM) not used on this card
Plus:
  • Fitted Frames A Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Fitted Frames B Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (company website)
  • Sketch Markers by Copic (SBP- BV00, BV00, E21, E23, E27, E43, E50, E80, R30, W1, W5, Y23, YR000, YR000, YR23, YR27
  • Memento Ink Pad by Tsukineko - Dandelion and Toffee Crunch
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive (AZ)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
Instructions:
  1. Fold 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inch lavender cardstock in half for a card base. 
  2. Sponge Toffee Crunch ink onto 4 x 5-1/4 inch Mixed Media White Paper, then stamp Poinsettia Collage with Dandelion ink. Glue to card base 
  3. Stamp Manger with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color. Cut out with inner "M" size die from Fitted Frame B Set. 
  4. Glue colored manger to yellow cardstock cut out with outer "M" size Fitted Frame die. Glue to card base. 
  5. Tie the lavender ribbon to color cardstock and adhere to card base with foam adhesive. 
  6. Stamp sentiment onto white paper and die cut with "C" size Fitted Frame from Fitted Frame A set. 
  7. Glue sentiment to lavender cardstock die cut with "D" size Fitted Frame from A set. Glue to ribbon tied cardstock on the base of the card.
Thank you for stopping by today! Come back soon!

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design team work. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Christmas Cocoa in July

The idea still seems out of place, but I've been watching the Hallmark Channel more lately, and since the calendar flipped over to July they have magically all turned to re-runs of their Christmas movies.  As our local temperatures are reaching the 90's and above it's actually kind of nice to see snow falling and actors pretending to be out in the bitter cold, maybe they were, and it was just happenstance it's part of the scene.

July is actually here because happy people like ourselves need to get started on all the holiday projects, so I'm excited to say that I'm sharing a few projects this week with NEW and exciting products from Stampendous!

Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Cookie Christmas Die Set

I know you'll be thinking that there's nothing visibly different about what you see, they are still the high-quality cling rubber stamps that Stampendous always delivers, but they are just slightly different and here's how!


That Llama is so cool and if you want him and the dies or any of the other new adorbs QS and QD sets be quick about ordering them. Here's a huge tip! The Cutting dies are in limited supply so order them ASAP!

Something that you may have noticed in the video is the dies leave a white "halo" around the image. Stampendous dies traditionally cut right along the edge of your stamped image, but these stamps are so much MORE heavenly with their little halos you'll want to gobble them up like Christmas Cookies to put on your projects.

Stampendous is sharing so much more today and this week with their new QS and QD products. Stop by now!

If you are still with me, you are a super trooper! I've got all the supplies and instructions to see how I made my card at the beginning of this post. Come back on Friday for more projects with these new sets!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • QS5004 Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • QD5004 Cookie Christmas Die Set (STM)
  • DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • FMS4044 Holly Scroll Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Big Dots Metal Stencil (AZSTM)
  • EP525 Sparkly Puff (STM)
  • FRG02C Champagne Glass Glitter (AZ, STM)
  • FRG01C Silver Glass Glitter (AZSTM)
Plus:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko  (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Handles (AZ, STM)
  • Red and Green Cardstock by My Mind's Eye 
  • Clear Acetate (AZ)
  • Memento Ink Pad - Toffee Crunch (AZ)
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - E42, E43, E44, E47, G43, R29, R35, RV91, YG17 (SBP)
  • Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Adhesive Sheets by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Sponge (AZ - cut into smaller pieces)
Instructions:
  1. Emboss Mixed Media White Paper with Holly Scroll Metal Stencil in a machine with the metal stencil closest to the thickest embossing plate.
  2. Sponge embossed paper with Toffee Crunch ink and trim to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  3. Die cut circle with the largest circle from Build A Wreath Die Set.
  4. Cut clear acetate to cover circle and glue on the back side of the embossed paper.
  5. Die-cut foam sheet with the same circle and the larger one for the backside of the embossed paper.
  6. Cut the same circle and largest scallop from Build A Wreath set on red cardstock plus adhesive sheet and use to glue to the front side of the embossed paper.
  7. Make marshmallows with Big Dots circle stencil on top of a nonstick mat. Sprinkle Sparkly Puff over the stencil and carefully lift off mat leaving circles of Sparkly Puff behind to heat from the backside of the mat with a heat tool.
  8. Add "marshmallows" to the acetate side circle from the back then add Silver and Champagne Glass Glitter. 
  9. Add foam adhesive around the backside of embossed paper and remove lining from them plus the die cut foam circle. 
  10. Carefully place green cardstock onto embossed paper, turn over and trim to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  11. Glue onto folded 8-1/2 by 11 red cardstock.
  12. Stamp sentiment and mugs from Cookie Christmas with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper, color and die cut with matching Cookie Christmas dies.
  13. Adhere mugs to the card base.
Thanks for stopping by today!

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design team work. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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