Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dryer Sheet Technique

I have seen this technique on some card samples at shows and thought I would give it a try.  The idea is to create your card and then using a glue stick right on the image, glue a used dryer sheet on your design.  
All products are Stampin' Up!.  I used the Affection Collection stamp set, Midnight Muse ink and Very Vanilla and (retired) Crushed Curry Card Stock.  The DSP is from Comfort Cafe .  I machine stitched the layers to the card stock.  A few pearls finished the design.

Tina Weller, the Serene Stamper has a great video describing the technique.

I used the Snow Much Fun stamp set to create this version:

Save a few of your used dryer sheets and give this technique a try.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Simply Scrappin'

When I went to the Stampin' Up! Providence Regional event, everyone won the Simply Scrappin' paper pack shown on page 9 of the Holiday catalog.  I thought it would be the perfect paper to use for the PPA Clean and Simple sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:
I used  the Very Vanilla and the Basic Gray card stock and the coordinating DSP from the pack.  The pack has some decorative  stickers and trim which I used for the strip (2) and circle (4).  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set

I used the Fancy Fan Folder to emboss. 

The Simply Scrappin' pack is great for scrap-booking, but it deserves a second look for card making. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday

Every cardmaker should own Stampin' Up's Memorable Moments Stamp Set.  I use it at least twice a month, but probably more than that. Between milestone birthdays and annivesaries, you will get your money's worth and then some.  Add to  that the fact that it is compatible with the Framelits Labels Collection, and you've got a winner, all the way around.

My son turns 40 years old today!  I don't know where the time has gone...  Of course I wanted to make him a special card, but you can't get all fancy with a masculine card.  I have CASEd the card on page 138 of the SU catalog before, and always with a little twist.  So I CASEd again.

Here it is using Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock and Comfort Cafe DSP.  Inks are Soft Suede and Midnight Muse.   Besides the Memorable Moments, I also used the From My Heart Collection.  I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the card front and the inside as well.  The sentiment on the front of the card, a James Taylor quote (just love it!) was cut out with the Framelits Apothecary Accents.

More Comfort Cafe on the inside along with more piercing 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pals Fall Flair Blog Hop

Glad you could join us for some fun fall crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Lori Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter .  I'm stop number 21 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in!   I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin 'Up! Fall Projects!   Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

Using Stampin' Up!'s Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Card Stock, I have created my Thanksgiving Card  using the Triple Layering Technique.  The leaves from the Gently Falling two step stampp set, are stamped first with Crumb Cake and then Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Button is from the Naturals Designer Buttons, tied with SU Linen Thread.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from SU Seasonal Sayings.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards,  stop number 22, on the Pals Fall Flair Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  4. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  5. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  6. Nicole Picadura at Scraps and Stamps
  7. Bobbi at My Therapy
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  10. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  12. Lynn at Cattaildesigns
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  15. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  21. Diane Roberts at scoreatfourandaquarter
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  25. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  26. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Toxic Treats PPA 142

This spooky witch is one of the images in Stampin' Up!'s "Toxic Treats" stamp sets.  I used this set to participate in the PPA Color Challenge 142.

Here are the colors:PPA142

I love this color combination (although my eggplant photographed a bit on the blue side).  Other Stampin' Up! products used are the Framelits Labels Collection and the Spider Web Embossing Folder.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Shipping Tags

Its back to school time and although I am not returning to school I love this time of year.  My favorite thing about back to school time is shopping for school supplies.  I guess that is why I am such a fan of paper crafting.

I was poking around at Staples the other day and noticed the shipping labels. There are 100 in a package for $5.85. I bought a pack to experiment. 

Labels are very popular in card making right now, but rather than having to cut my own from card stock, I decided to these a try.

Well, I am having a grand time with these tags.  Here is a Thank You card I made with one of the tags.  The tags measure 4 3/4 x 2 3/8.  I snipped a bit off the bottom for this card.

Postage Due from Stampin' Up! is the image, stamped in SU Crumb Cake and the card stock is SU Soft Suede.  The Thank you is stamped in Midnight Muse. The border design is the Framed Tulips embossing folder. Add some linen thread and an Antique Brad and you are good to go!

Now for a Christmas design.

All products (except the tag) are Stampin' Up!.  
Stamp Sets: Ornaments Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season
Ink: Old Olive
Ribbon; Old Olive Scallop Dots
DSP: Be of Good Cheer
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details