Friday, October 12, 2018

Fab Friday 148

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  It's time for a new challenge over at Fab Friday!  It's a pretty spooky one!

Or can be whatever you want it to be!  It may have spooked a couple of the design team members though ;-)

I went exactly with the predictable here since I'm in major Halloween mode!  And I LOVE this card!

It's not often I come up with a really fantastic idea but this one hit me like a bus when I trimmed down the vellum I punched in my video from the other day.  It hit me!  TOMBSTONE!  With the punch from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.

Also, you can kind of see in my photo, but I also stamped with Shimmer Paint.  It's very cool in real life.  You can see how I did it all in this little video!

And please don't judge that random little glitter dot awkwardly at the bottom...the stinker kind of fell and stuck itself right there and I could NOT get it off without ripping the paper.  SO there it stays ;-)

Make sure to check out what the rest of the team did and please play along with us!

Happys stamping!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Yesterday's Punch Technique

Hi stampers!  So I'm sharing this card again, the same one I posted yesterday.  One, because I don't have anything else prepped HAHA ;-)  And two, because I did manage to shoot a little video yesterday to show you exactly how I did it in case you're a visual learner, like me!  So here's the card:

And here's the video:

I'm really going to try hard to keep doing videos on my Youtube channel so make sure you subscribe so you don't miss my chipmunky voice ;-)

If you need the supplies for this card, it's one post back.  Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Christmas Catalog Case

Hi stampers!  Happy hump day!  I've done a lot of casing (copying if you're new here) from the Holiday Catalog lately.  Ideas have been slow to come so that's my fall back, just copy the amazing projects in the catalog!  It's the first source of inspiration!  I may have gotten this punch and tin JUST to make this card ;-)

The Christmas Traditions Punch Box is so nifty!  It comes with the pretty red tin (which you can repurpose or use the whole kit and caboodle as a great gift for your favorite crafter), the punch, two ink spots, and a clear block and stamp set!  How fun, right?  The card I remade is featured in the spread and you can see it here.  I just adjusted a few products to work with what I had and there's a fun little hack involved, too.

Before we get into it, let me apologize again for my picture!  The sun refuses to shine here and it was SO dark taking pictures, I'm so sorry!

Anyway, I think on the supply list I had, I missed that they stamped their background in Cherry Cobbler on Real Red Cardstock, which would have been fantastic but I noticed too late.  It would have been much richer!  The background is actually a few of the stamps all put together right side up, upside down, and sideways....genius!

My ribbon is retired but GASP I didn't have anything current that would work so I hope you can forgive me this once!

I subbed out the Sprig Punch for the framelits they used in the catalog and I love it!  And finally, the hack.  It took me a while to realize they had used the punch in the box to make the vellum label.  And then it took me an embarrassingly long amount of time to figure out how they had done it.  :-)  I figured out they had basically turned it sideways and had a major DUH moment once it hit me!

 If you've never done this technique which I call "selective punching", you actually insert your cardstock on the bottom of the punch right inside the little slot that's there.  I measured it and cut my strip to size and then just inserted one end and punched.  Turn it around and do the same...easy peasy...once I figure out it was sideways :-)  Doesn't that make an awesome label shape AND you can make it any length you need!  I'll try to video it once the sun come out...if it ever does!

And one little note about the "& Bright" sentiment.  At first, I thought it came from the Merry Christmas to All set (which matches the framelits used here) but after stamping it, I realized it wasn't it as the words were both the same size.  Turns out, they had selectively inked on of the stamps in the punch box!  So I redid it and liked it much more with the slightly smaller &.

Remember to really use your catalog for inspiration, especially if you're in a slump!  You don't have to be original...only creative!

Happy stamping!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Hi stampers!  Quick card and post today.  I'm not in love with this one as it didn't turn out as I pictured but it's a card :-)    BOO-HOO!  LOL!  Sorry for the poor won't stop raining here so it's hard to photograph!

I HAD to have this host set in the Holiday Catalog!  It's too cute!  Is it on your radar?

Happy stamping!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Stampin with Framelits

Hi stampers!  Here we are at the start of another week and I'm behind as usual :-)  But getting a post up late is better than never I suppose!  I made this pillow box up a while back and never got around to sharing it.  I LOVE our little Kraft Pillow Boxes in the Annual Catalog, I mean you can't go wrong with kraft and polka dots!  All you have to do is fold them up and embellish them and you have the prefect gift card, treat, or trinket holder!

I did something a little odd here and I stamped with a framleit.  Say what?  Yup.  It wasn't perfect but I think it totally worked!  It's subtle but I like it that way.  I used one of our Uninked Spectrum Pads, which if you haven't tried out, are so cool!  You can make them in any spectrum you want with your ink refills!

My colors were Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape.  It's SUCH a fun and bright spectrum!  After I inked it up and stamped it, I cut it out by hand.  I layered it on some Glimmer Paper and added a few more accents and it was prefect!

Have you tried the pillow boxes yet?  And will you try stamping with dies?

Happy stamping!

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