Monday, November 23, 2009

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Make Merry!

I love how this card turned out! I cased it from SCS and added a few of my own touches.
Stamp Sets Used: Make Merry
CS: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Whisper White; DSP: Holiday Lounge
Big Shot: Merry Details Sizzlit; Word Window & Modern Label Punch
Ink: Taken with Teal; Sahara Sand
Embellies: Real Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Fire Rhinestone Brads

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Snowflake Cocoa Treat Bag

Here's another great project from last month's stamp camp! It's a very cute cocoa treat bag made with the big shot fancy favor die. It contains a cello bag with a bag of cocoa mix and marshmallows inside. Also included are two cute little peppermint sticks dipped in chocolate!
Stamps used: Simple Snowflake; Frost White Shimmer Paint
CS: Bashful Blue
Big Shot/Fancy Favor Die; Snowflake Punch

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Owl Treat Bag

Isn't this the cutest idea? :o)
Big Shot Top Note die; Circle punches; Scallop Circle Punch
CS: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango; Basic Black; Very Vanilla

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Placemat

I am barely getting around to creating (and posting) several of the Stamp Camp projects from last month! I really love this idea for Thanksgiving placemats, and I will be making them for the kids table for Thanksgiving this year!
Stamp Sets Used: Autumn Splendor (Holiday Mini), Lovely Letters Alphabet
Cardstock: Always Artichoke; DSP: Autumn Traditions
Classic Ink Colors: Always Artichoke, Really Rust, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Big Shot/Scallop Square Die; Texture Plates Kit #4; Scallop Edge Punch

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Club Projects

For my clubs this month, we focused on Christmas and using acetate window sheets!
This first project was an acetate card using quite a few different stamp sets (see below). However, the same card can also be done easily with just the Snow Swirled set in the Holiday section of the IBC! We also used the Platinum shimmer paint from the holiday mini!
Click here for the full supply list and tutorial.
Stamp Sets Used: Dasher, Serene Snowflakes, Snow Swirled (sentiments).
Our second project was all about the Big Shot! We used the thinner acetate window sheets to make this cute peppermint gift bag! Of course, with the bag being see-through, all sorts of yummy holiday treats would look good in here!
Click Here for the full supply list and tutorial!
Big Shot dies used: Bigz XL "Fancy Favor", Embosslits "Merry", and Sizzlits "Merry Details".

Sponge Dauber: Pastels vs. Inks

I was recently asked a question about the difference between using the pastels and inks with a sponge dauber. So I decided to demo it! :o)
Over all, the pastels give you a softer affect and a more blended look. The inks, while just as fun to work with, are more crisp.
(Left side - pastels; right side - inks)
Here is a close up of the "poppin Pastels" technique. There is a great tutorial on this technique here at SCS. Basically, you stamp your image in Versamark ink and then use a sponge dauber to dab your pastel color onto the image. The funnest part of this technique is seeing your image come alive right before your eyes! :o)
This is the same technique used with the classic inks (It will also work with the Craft - but will need to be heat set or embossed). The only difference is, I picked up my color with the sponge dauber on the ink pad and put it directly onto the stamp. Once I applied all my colors, I then stamped the image. This one can be a little tricky, because you don't really see the full result until you actually stamp the image. But I love the element of surprise! :o)
Supplies used: Medallion Background Stamp; Versamark Ink Pad; Stampin' Pastels (Ruby Red, Old Olive and Summer Sun); Classic Ink Pads in Ruby Red & Old Olive; Sponge Daubers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Promo: Holiday Gift Giving Guide!

Dates: November 1, 2009-January 4, 2010

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