Showing posts with label Among the Branches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Among the Branches. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Quarterly Swaps

It's about time I shared some of the things I made for the Wilmington SU Quarterly.

First off, here is my 3D item.  I love the old fashion Christmas Designer Paper in the holiday catalog (Home for Christmas - pg. 9).  If you don't mind "fussy cutting," this paper is great.  On the Square Pillow Box below, I stamped snowflakes on the Wild Wasabi box and then wrapped a piece of the DSP (I tore the edge) around the box.  Next I stamped the circle with Real Red ink using the Among the Branches stamp set (pg 39).  I cut out the little deer from the DSP and adhered him under the red circle.  Next was the wooden Snowflake (pg 23).  I tied a piece of Linen Thread and adhered it over the snowflake.  Don't see it?  Well, I forgot to do it on this box so just use your imagination!  Inside of each pillow box was a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!

I just love the Christmas Cuties stamp set (pg 19) and such fun coloring him on this tag.  I used the Lost Lagoon Striped Cotton Ribbon (in annual catalog) and stapled it with the sentiment from Holly Jolly Greetings (pg 34) onto my tag.  I used the great Lots of Labels Framelits to cut the Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizazz and Whisper White card stock.  The added touch is the metallic doily!

I did two tags for the swap, volunteering to be a Swap Angel for the tag swap.  I should have plenty of tags this Christmas!  For this tag, I layered the Cucumber Crush cardstock over the Real Red.  I punched both of them with the Banner Triple Punch.  The sentiment is cut out using the Lots of Labels Framelits. I punched out a snowflake for the top and tied the Real Red Pom Pom Trim through the hole.

This card is my favorite!  But I won't do this many layers again on a swap card!!  The ballerina was hand cut from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set (pg 40).  I cut out about 30 of them!  (Gave me something to do while watching tv at night!)  You can't tell it but there is a clear transparency on top of the ballerina and the Silver Glimmer Paper.

I'll be spending the day tomorrow at the hospital.  Sonny is having his other hip replaced tomorrow.  Hope everything goes as well as the first one did.  We have to be at the hospital at 5:45 AM!  Who gets up at that time of day????  Anyway, I better hit the sack!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October Stamp Club Projects

This week has been my Stamp Club week.  I had a group of ladies here on Tuesday and the rest will be here on Thursday.  For the first time in I don't know how long, we made cards without using the Big Shot - no embossing, no framelits, etc!!  Don't know what is going on!  Although I did pull the Big Shot out for an extra project.  I had requests to learn how to use the Festive Flower Builder Punch and the Square Pillow Box.  So, I punched out a bunch of flower petals for them as well as the Box parts - in case we didn't have time to make them in class, I could demonstrate and then they could take them home to make.  But, we did have time and they made their own.  I showed them two different ways to make the flowers dimensional - one using the Bone Folder and curling the petals and the other just folding the petals in the center; plus they had the option to cut an opening in the Pillow Box or leaving it closed.  Some stamped the petals; some did not.  I do prefer the look of the petals stamped although I did not do it on mine.

Here are the projects and cards that we made this month.  Can you tell I had Fall on my mind???

Sentiment is from Watercolor Words

(Cheer All Year, Gorgeous Grunge and For All Things)  I have really gotten a lot of use from Cheer All Year!

Spoiler Alert - This is my shoebox card for Quarterly using Christmas Cuties.

Another set I have used a lot - Among the Branches!  (Sentiment is from Cheer All Year)

I will be putting my order in on Friday.  So if you want to order anything and save on shipping, use the Hostess Code #VY9XNCNC when ordering on-line.  Thanks!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Fall Stamp Club

Loving this week's weather!  Sonny just told me it is supposed to be down to 50 this morning!!  Time to turn off the A/C.  Cool fall weather plus NFL football makes this gal happy!  I am in a fun football pool and picked pretty good this week I guess.  I am FIRST right now with 14 wins and 1 loss.  One game left to go - I'm watching it now but about to go to bed so I'll have to wait until the morning to see if the Vikings pull it out against San Fran. (Updated - Vikings lost so I tied for first place this week.)

I had time yesterday to do a new blog header for fall - using My Digital Studio.  I haven't used MDS in a while and need to get busy and start on my 2016 calendars.

I attended a Holiday Stampaganza Saturday and made some really cool projects.  We also did a swap card.  Plus I recently did a swap with the NC demos so I have a lot of great samples from the Holiday Catalog that I will be sharing soon.

This week is Stamp Club and we are going to be using some of the Bundles from the Holiday Catalog.  Thought I'd share the directions I give my club gals if you would like to duplicate these cards.

·        Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP, Hello Honey
·        Ink:  Black, Hello Honey
·        Accessories:  2” Circle Punch, Spider Web Doilies (pg 47), ¾” Circle Punch
·        Stamps:  Cheer All Year
·        Adhere spider web DSP to black card.
·        Adhere orange “pumpkin face” DSP to 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” panel of Black card stock.
·        Use Fine Tip Glue and adhere spider web doilie  to top left of panel.  It will hang over – cut that part off & save for inside of card.
·        Punch out 2” circle from Hello Honey card stock & adhere to center of doilie.
·        Stamp bat in black ink and adhere to circle with dimensionals.
·        Cut 1” strip of Tangelo Twist & cut end into flag.  Adhere to back of black panel so the flag part is sticking out.
·        Adhere panel to card in top left corner.
·        Stamp Happy Haunting onto strip of Very Vanilla and “flag” ends.  Adhere to panel with dimensionals.
·        Stamp “BOO” in black ink onto scrap of Vanilla, punch with ¾” Circle Punch and adhere to card.
·        Decorate inside of card!

This is not from the Holiday Catalog but I wanted to demonstrate how easy these flowers are to make from the Cotton Paper.

·        Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cotton Paper (pg 148)
·        Stamps:  Endless Thanks, Gorgeous Grunge
·        Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed  Curry
·        Accessories:  Twine, Corner Rounder, Lovely Lace Emb. Folder, Paper Piercing Tool w/mat, brads
·        Punches:  Corner Rounder, Pansy, Petite Petals, Festive Flower Builder Punch

  • ·        Emboss white panel with Lovely Lace folder.  Round corners.
  • ·        Tie twine around card & tie.  Adhere to Bermuda Bay card.
  • ·        Stamp sentiment (Endless Thanks) onto 3” x 2” white panel at bottom right with Bermuda Bay ink.
  • ·        Stamp dots from Gorgeous Grunge in Watermelon Wonder & Crushed Curry – STAMP OFF FIRST!!
  • ·        Adhere panel to card with dimensionals.
  • ·        Punch flowers: 
o   8 from Petite Petals Punch from Crushed Curry Cotton Paper;
o   4 from Pansy Punch from Watermelon Cotton Paper;
o   4 leaves from Festive Flower Builder Punch (use smaller leaf) from Green Cotton Paper 

  • Place the flowers one on top of another and pierce the center with your Paper Piercing Tool.  Put a brad through the center.
  • Crumble and fluff the layers and adhere them to the card w/glue dots.
  • Tuck the leaves under the larger flower and adhere them to the card.

·        Cardstock:  Mellow Moss, Black, Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP
·        Ink:  Black, Mellow Moss, Soft Saffron, Pear Pizazz
·        Stamps:  Happy Scenes, Cheery All Year
·        Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
·        Accessories:  Markers, Square Pillow Box Die (for leaves), Postage Stamp Punch (retired), Mellow Moss Ribbon (retired), sponge daubers
·        Adhere ribbon to bottom of Polka Dot Happy Haunting DSP.  (I used glue dots to pleat edge.
·        Adhere polka dot paper to Mellow Moss card
·        Use Hearth & Home Thinlit to cut out window & window sill parts.
·        Stamp scene on 2 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla.
·        Use markers to color pumpkins.
·        Lightly sponge sky with Soft Saffron & grass w/Pear Pizazz
·        Adhere “scene” behind window die.
·        Adhere window to card on right side with dimensionals.
·        Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla scrap and use edge of Postage Stamp Punch on edges.
·        Punch out leaves using Square Pillow Box Die and adhere to front of window.

·        Decorate inside.

·        Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon
·        Stamps: Among the Branches
·        Ink:  R.Razzleberry, D.Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Sahara Sand
·        Accessories:  Dijon Dotted Lace Trim, Punches – 2” Circle, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle, Sponge Daubers
·        Woodland Embossing Folder
·        Emboss Very Vanilla with Woodland Emb. Folder
·        Use daubers to softly daube Sahara Sand ink onto trees.
·        Stamp leaves in different colors onto branches
·        Stamp on scrap Vanilla cardstock “AUTUMN WISHES” with R.Razzleberry ink.  Punch out w/2” Circle Punch
·        Mount onto 2 3/8” Dijon scalloped circle.
·        Tie Dijon Dotted Lace Trim around card and tie.
·        Adhere whole panel to Dijon card.
·        Adhere “AUTUMN WISHES” to bottom left of card with dimensionals.