Thursday, September 25, 2014

Holiday Catalog Swap Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fun n' Crafty holiday catalog swap blog hop!

My card features the Letterpress Winter stamp set. The frame is stamped in Hello Honey ink and the sentiment is stamped in Lost Lagoon. This set is photopolymer, so it is easy to line things up. The base card is Smoky Slate. The Lost Lagoon layer is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder to add some texture and echo the dots in the DSP piece. The DSP is from the Moonlight DSP stack and is mounted on a piece of Basic Gray card stock. I colored the basic rhinestones with the medium Daffodil Delight blendability marker.

Make sure to check out the other blogs in our hop for more holiday catalog inspiration:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lunch Box Love Notes #1

One of the things I like to do for my daughters is to put a little love note or card into their lunch boxes for them to find when they eat lunch at school. I thought I would do a quick share of the cards I made tonight to slip into their lunches for tomorrow.

My daughter J adores the color pink and particularly loves flamingos, so the new Flamingo Lingo stamp set from Stampin' Up! was a must have in our household. Her card features the flamingo image and sentiment from the set. The background is embossed using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and the flamingo image was cut out with the Labels Collection framelits. The small flower is made with two layers of the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.

My daughter K loves cats, so the retired Cool Cat stamp set came out for her card. The DSP I used was from last year's annual catalog, but K's favorite color is "rainbow colors." I thought this DSP was fitting. She also loves the silver glimmer paper, so I incorporated it too. The oval collection framelites made it easy to cut out the cat image as well as the mats. I added basic rhinestones to add more glitz and a bow tie made with the heart shape on the Owl Builder punch. 

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fun 'N Crafty September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Fun 'N Crafty blog hop! This month, we are featuring projects using products from the new Stampin' Up! holiday catalog. The cards I am sharing for the hop all feature the Letterpress Winter stamp set. 

My first card uses one of my new favorite colors-Lost Lagoon. It goes well with the gold embossing powder and paper. I punched out the top circle and used the circle framelits to cut the other circle. The scallop circle is also punched out and then I used my piercing tool to add the pierced detailing around the outside. The background piece of card stock was embossed with the dots embossing folder to add some texture.

The next card uses the beautiful frame stamp in the Letterpress Winter stamp set. The great thing about this set is that is is photopolymer, which makes it easy to stamp the sentiment in the center of the frame. The background paper is from the Trim the Tree DSP stack. The images are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. I colored the basic rhinestones with the medium Cherry Cobbler Blendability marker.

This card is another take on the same design, switching the background DSP for just an accent strip and turning the design vertical. This DSP is also from the Trim the Tree stack. I used the dots embossing folder to add some texture on the Sahara Sand background.

My last card is a thank you card using the frame and thank you sentiment from Letterpress Winter. The DSP is from the All Abloom DSP stack from the annual catalog. I stamped the frame in Lost Lagoon and the sentiment in Hello Honey. The basic rhinestones were colored in with the dark Daffodil Delight Blendability marker. I wanted to show the versatility of this set, since it can be used all year round. There is also a "You're Invited" stamp in the set.

Make sure you have visited all the blogs in our hop!

Here is a list of blog hop participants this month:

1. Sara G of 1200 Some Miles
2. Tobe B. of The Craft Sea
3. Pam W of Stinky Tofu
4. Jennifer B. of Northwest Stamper
5. Angela M of Stamp with Angela (you are here!)