Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or Treat Microwave Popcorn Sleeves

Here is an idea for a Halloween Treat:  Sleeves for microwave popcorn.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake

Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.   Are these two desserts for a special dinner?  No, they are two colors in Stampin' Up!'s palette of colors.  Two of my favorites, BTW.

Using a piece of Crumb Cake card stock (4" X 5.25") and Cherry Cobbler ink I stamped "Greetings of the Season" from the SU stamp set of the same name.  I sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler.

Using the Holiday Ornament Framelits Die set and the Big Shot, I cut out two ornaments.  Then I selected one of the designs in the "Be of Good Cheer" Designer Series Paper collection and centered a portion of the design on the card proper so that when I placed the top layer over the card, the design would look centered on the ornament. 

Using dimensionals, I place the cut out layer over the DSP on the card.  The ornaments are "hanging" from Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Christmas Tealight Easel Card

This is a project I CASEd from Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tami White.  Here is the link to her great video on making this card.  It looks complicated, but it goes quick!

You night not be able to see that there is a battery operated tea light candle behind the vellum oval.  See below:

The Stampin' Up! Stamp Set is Joyous Celebrations.  I am going to make several of these and use the Joy stamp, the Christmas Tree, and the Ornament on the vellum panel.  This is a real cute idea and such a fun project to complete.  I hope you try making one.  Have Fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pals October Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop!

Trick-or-Treat! It's time for some fun and festive crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors.  I'm stop number 12 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! Halloween projects along with some tricks and treats along the way!   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.

My Trick or Treat project is this Spooky Halloween card.  All products are Stampin' Up!.

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive
DSP: Paper Stack Brights Collection
Ribbon: 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool and Dark and Dreary (retired)
Ink: Illuminate Glimmer Watermark

You've been TRICKED! Lucky you! I'm sharing a great trick that you can use on your next project. 

My trick is the "direct to paper" method of ink application.  Stampin' Up!'s Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink adds a luminous shimmer to stamped images.  When I used the Stampin' Up! Illuminate ink, I applied the ink directly to the card stock;  ink pad to paper. 

After embossing the Spider Web design on the Basic Black card stock, I simply placed the opened ink pad directly on the embossed design and dragged it along the length of the design.  You can see the dragged effect below.  This is an alternate method of applying ink, and for this project, it produced a cool effect.

I needed a Spider for my web so I resurrected the Spider image from the Dark and Dreary stamp set.  This ink worked well on the black card stock to produce the spider, which I then cut out and placed on the spider web.

The Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink is available in the Holiday Catalog on page 23.  My next project for this ink will be some  shimmery Christmas ornaments.

Now hop along for more tricks and treats and some spooky ideas from Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink,  stop number 13, on the Pals Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop!  Thanks for "hopping" by.

  1. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  2. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps 
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  5. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  6. Peggy Noe at 
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness 
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb... 
  9. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki 
  10. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine 
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors 
  12. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter   you are here
  13. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink 
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  15. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts 
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian 
  17. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach 
  18. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  19. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog 
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  21. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  22. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sneak peek!

Watch my blog tomorrow for the Pals Trick or Treat Blog Hop! 

Stop by for a chance to get Tricks (tips) for card making and scrap booking or to win Treats -Blog Candy!

 Hop on by tomorrow!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pleasant Poppies

For the PPA144  challenge, I used Stampin' Up!'s Pleasant Poppies.  I stamped on vellum using SU Early Espresso and heat embossed with a clear embossing powder. 

I also stamped the butterfly from SU Papillion Potpourri and heat embossed with the clear powder.

To color the flowers and butterfly, I turned the design over and using a SU Blender Pen I colored on the back of the design with Cajun Craze and More Mustard inks.  The color is subdued, but I liked the look so I repeated this coloring on the butterfly.

 I loved the butterfies ad I have a tendency to place too many butterflies on a card.  I wanted to use a Cajun Craze and  a More Mustard one on this card, but it just looked like too much.  So I will show you the extra butterflies here.

Using Stampin' Up!'s Delicate Designs Embossing Folder I embossed the bottom of the card.  The body of the card was originally Early Espresso but when I added the vellum overlay, the look of the card was too dark.  So I cut off the embossed bottom of the Early Espresso and trimmed  the scallop edge.  Then I turned it around so that the scallop was on the top and I placed it at the bottom a More Mustard card base.  (There is a possibility that this is Crushed Curry and not More Mustard; I seem to have discarded the bag the card stock came in- this is full disclosure.  The vellum makes the color look so light;  it almost looks like Daffodil Delight-which I know it is not.  I still have the Daffodil delight is its wrapper-still labeled )  Then I let the embossing hang a bit longer than the vellum.

The sentiment is from Affection Collection.