Snowflake Splendor-Featured in my December Newsletter

Snowflake Wishes samplerSnowflake Splendor Suite

Enjoy the splendor of hand-painted imagery in a rich, cool color palette in the Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection by Stampin' Up!

Get swept away with a flurry of creative products designed to inspire you.

The Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection includes
* Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* So Many Snowflakes Dies (10% off)
* Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper
* Winter Snow Embossing Folder
* Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper
* Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
* Snowflake Splendor 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ribbon

Snowflake Splendor Suite, perfect for winter-themed crafting!

Products from the Snowflake Splendor Suite will be featured in my December 2020 newsletter.

Featured projects will include embossed and glimmer snowflakes and the acrylic block watercolor background.

Want to learn more?

My December 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) December 2, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in December 2020.

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Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stampin'!

Thank you Snow Much, Life is Beautiful Watercolor Wash Background

Watercolor wash background

Here's another card I created using the watercolor wash background technique paired with Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape inks and Life is Beautiful stamp set.

You can see some of my creations using this color combo Here.

Here's How:

1. Spritz watercolor card front with water.  Create palettes of color in the ink pads of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray and Gorgeous Grape using reinkers.  Pick up the colors using a Water Painter and swipe onto the wet card front.  Add more color and or water as desired.  Set aside to dry completely.

2. Stamp tree and  snowflakes from Life is Beautiful using Night of Navy ink.  Stamp greeting from Snowflake Wishes using Night of Navy ink. I used my Stamparatus to get dark, stamped images. Pick up Night of Navy ink with water painter and color landscape below tree.

3. Apply a touch of shimmer using sponge and Frost White Shimmer Paint.

4. Attach to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.  Attach Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems to complete.

Happy Stampin'!

Bleached Love of Leaves

Bleached leavesThis bleached leaves card is one of the projects found in my November newsletter featuring the stamp set Love of Leaves.

The Bleach Technique is easy to do with each project turning out a little different.

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Hope to hear from you soon!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

Tuxedo Pop-UpCards-November Fresh Ideas

Tree Angle pop up card

Tuxedo Pop-Up Cards!

Create fun 3D pop-up cards using the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card technique. 

This is a simple fold that will provide that WOW factor to your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card Technique.

Two cards will be featured.

The first is this holiday card using Tree Angle stamp set and coordinating Stitched Triangle Dies.

The second is a fall-themed card covered with colorful Stitched Leaves.

(See sample Here)

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on November 17, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from November 17 to December 14, 2020 to receive this tutorial in a pdf format, complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Happy Stampin'!

November Fresh Ideas-Tuxedo Pop Up Cards

Pop Up Card Front

Pop Up Card SideTuxedo Pop-Up Card Side View

Pop up card closedTuxedo Pop-Up Card folds flat for mailing.

Tuxedo Pop-Up Cards!

Create fun 3D pop-up cards using the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card technique. 

This is a simple fold that will provide that WOW factor to your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tuxedo Pop-Up Card Technique.

Two cards will be featured.

The first is this one covered with colorful Stitched Leaves for a fall-theme.

The second is a Christmas card using Tree Angle stamp set and coordinating Triangles Dies.

(check back for the sample on my posting dated 11/19)

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on November 17, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from November 17 to December 14, 2020 to receive this tutorial in a pdf format, complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Paper Towel Background

Paper towel background tis the season

One of the things I like to do is recycle and reuse the paper towel I've used to blot the ink on my watercolor projects.

Recently, I made several watercolor wash backgrounds using Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape inks.

(Click HERE to see some of my creations)

The paper towel I used had a mix of these colors which I thought was really pretty.

So, I used it for the background of this card paired with Mountain Air stamp set and Majestic Mountain Dies.

Simple to do. 

Here's how:

1.  Smooth out the paper towel and set aside to dry completely.  Once dry, separate the plys.  You'll have 2 pieces that you can use for 2 different projects.

2. Attach the paper towel to a piece of scrap card stock using Tombow Glue or Stampin' Seal Adhesive.  By attaching it to a card stock background, you will be able to easily cut it down using a paper trimmer or scissors to fit your project.

3. Stamp mountain image from Mountain Air on watercolor paper using Misty Moonlight and Gorgeous Grape inks.  Cut out using the coordinating Majestic Mountain Die. 

4. Stamp trees on watercolor paper using Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out using coordinating Majestic Mountain Die.

5. Layer images onto paper towel back ground using Dimensionals to pop them up. 

6. Attach to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Whisper White card base.

7. Stamp greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus.

8. Stamp bird image using Night of Navy ink to complete.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Single Snowflake Wishes Watercolor Background

Single Snowflake

Here's another card I created using the Watercolor Wash Background Technique paired with the color combo of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape. 

For me, these colors say "winter!"

For more ideas using this technique and color combination, click HERE.

This card was easy to make.

Here's  how:

  1. Create watercolor wash background by creating palettes of color by dropping color from reinkers onto the lids of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape ink pads.
  2. Spritz watercolor paper card front with water.  Pick up colors one at a time from the ink lids using a water painter and swipe on the wet card front.  Add more color or water as desired.  When satisfied, set piece aside to dry completely.
  3. Stamp large snowflake from Snowflake Wishes on card front using Whisper White Craft Ink.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder and emboss using a heat tool.  Buff image with a paper towel.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Snowflake Wishes using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good, dark image.
  5. Attach to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.  Attach Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems to complete.
Happy Stampin'!

Snowflake Wishes Watercolor Wash Background

Watercolor wash background

It's that time of year when most, if not all, the cards I create now through mid December will be Christmas cards.

There maybe a birthday or thank you card thrown in, but mostly it'll be Christmas.

I'm sure you understand!

For this card, I did a watercolor wash for the background.

It's simple.  Here's how:

1. Spritz watercolor card front with water.  Create watercolor wash background by creating palettes of color by dropping color from reinkers onto the lids of Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape ink pads.   Pick up the colors using a Water Painter and swipe onto the wet card front.  Add more color and or water as desired.  Set aside to dry completely.

2. Stamp snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get dark, stamped images.

3. Add a pool of Whisper White craft ink in the lid of the ink pad and mix with a small amount of water.  Pick up the color with a paint brush, then tap the brush on your index finger over the card front to get little splotches/dots of white.  Add a dot to the center of the snowflakes.  Set aside to allow the ink to dry.

4. Apply the watercolor wash onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper.  Stamp greeting from Snowflake Wishes using Night of Navy ink.  Again, I used my Stamparatus.  Attach to Night of Navy mat.

5. Attach card front to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Gorgeous Grape card base.  Attach greeting using Dimensionals to pop it up.

I had fun using this color combination, making several cards using different designs and stamp sets including Tree of Life and Mountain Air.  Be sure to check back over the next few days to see my creations!

Happy Stampin'!

Curvy Celebrations

 

Curvy Celebrations

Curvy Celebrations!
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more!
Stampin' Up! is offering Curvy Celebrations, an early release product from the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, available between now and January 4,2021.
The Quite Curvy Bundle is discounted 10% and, includes Quite Curvy photopolymer stamp set and  Curvy Dies.
Plus, there is a limited release of coordinating Christmas products:
These are available until January 4 or while supplies last.
All 4 products can be purchased in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle at a 10% discount.
 
Quite Curvy bundles
 
Online ordering

Happy Stampin'!

Love of Leaves Featured in my November Newsletter

Love of Leaves Sampler

Love of Leaves Bundle

Love of Leaves photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies, perfect for autumn-themed crafting!

Love of Leaves and Stitched Leaves Dies will be featured in my November 2020 newsletter, along with the fun Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

Featured projects will include the Bleach, Stencil and Dry Embossing Techniques.

Want to learn more?

My November 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) November 3, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in November 2020.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stampin'!

Festive Post Bay Window Card

Festive Post bay windowFestive Post Bay Window Card

Christmas Bay window openFestive Post Bay Window opened

The Bay Window Fold is now my favorite!

It's so easy to do, and it really adds a special WOW to your creations.

For this card, I paired it with one of my favorite stamp sets, Festive Post.

It's perfect for all season stamping and coordinates with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

This card was featured in my October newsletter which hit e mail inboxes on the 6th.

You can still receive the October newsletter with instructions on how to do the Bay Window Fold by adding your name to my mailing list before November 2, 2020.

Just use the sign up box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Diebolt India Pale Ale

Diebold Electric Cowboy

I love to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

It's easy to do, and the possibilities are endless!

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

(Instructions and a link to a video tutorial on how to cut the cans can be found on this page)

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Over the years, I have used hundreds of different beer and soda cans, each one turning out a little different.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans. 

My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

This was definitely the case when he brought home Electric Cowboy India Pale Ale from Diebolt Brewing Co, Denver, CO.

Isn't the label just gorgeous and fun?

I got out the tin snips and started cutting away when I realized this label is different.  Instead of the design printed right on the aluminum, it's plastic that has been shrink wrapped onto the can.  Once the can is cut, the label comes right off.

It's a little flimsy, so before cutting it any further, I attached it to a piece of card stock to give it some backing. 

Then, I trimmed it using my guillotine cutter.

I attached it to a Pumpkin Pie mat, then added some black and silver shimmer cording along the edges using Tombow Glue.  I then added glimmer brads from my stash to the four corners and attached it to a Basic Black card base to complete.

I didn't think the card needed anything else.  The label is doing the heavy lifting on this one!

Here's what the beer can looks like before I cut it down:

 

Diebolt Electric Cowboy can

Happy Stampin'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

Great Divide

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

(Instructions and a link to a video tutorial on how to cut the cans can be found on this page)

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans. 

My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

Recently, he had Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Co with this fun image on the cans.

The artwork on the current can is number 5 in the Denver Pale Ale Artist Series, and the artist is Adam Vicarel.

According to Great Divide's website, "Our Denver Pale Ale Artist Series is an ode to the city we've called home for the past 24 years.  With a beer name like Denver Pale Ale and a home in the RINO Art District of Denver, we decided to turn the can into a canvas and let local artists show off their stuff.  Every year, a fresh can will be released exhibiting artwork created by a new Denver artist."

Cool!

Perfect for me to craft with as well.

To create this card, I cut and opened the can using a pair of tin snips.  I trimmed it down using my guillotine paper cutter.

I matted it to a piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  I secured the 4 corners with brads from my stash, then attached it to a Basic Black card base.

The greeting is from Snow Globe and was stamped on Calypso Coral card stock with Memento Black ink, then punched out using my 3/4" circle punch.  I then matted it to a Basic Black 1/2" circle.  It is popped up using a Dimensional to complete.

So easy, and  I have a one of a kind card!

Here's what the front of the can looks like:

Great divide denver pale ale american pale ale

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Sparkles and Rainbow Unicorn Card

Unicorn

Our Granddaughter Madysen just turned 4!

The theme for her birthday party was Unicorns and Rainbows.

I had seen an idea on Pinterest awhile ago by Jennifer McGuire Ink and saved it because it just reminded me of my sweet Madysen.

Then, the invite came with the party theme, and I knew I had to make my version of the card.

A lot of the items used to create this card are retired Stampin' Up! products.

It's a good thing I keep some of the retired product in my stash!

The unicorn's ears were cut out or Rose Glimmer Paper using my Big Shot and Pyramid Pals Dies.

The flowers and leaves were punched out of Rainbow Glimmer paper (current!) using retired daisy and leaf punches.  The glimmer brads in the center are also retired.

The horn was cut free-hand out of a piece of current Silver Glimmer paper, then I added the stripes using a black Sharpie Pen.

The eyelashes were drawn on also using the Sharpie.

The stamp set is long-ago retired Sweet Serendipity and was stamped using Memento Black ink.

This stamp set is so old that the stamps are mounted on wood blocks.

It's been awhile since I've stamped using wooden blocks, and I had a hard time getting the words straight.

Ooops!  Tried it a few times, and then decided it was good enough!

I then inked up the sprinkles stamp found in the retired set Tasteful Textures using Frosty White Shimmer paint.

I matted the card front to a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper, then attached it to Basic Black card front.

I hope Miss Madysen likes her special card.

I had fun making it for her!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sweet Serendipity, Tasteful Textures

Ink: Memento Black

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose, Silver, and Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Pyramid Pals Dies, daisy and leaf punches, glimmer brads, Black Sharpie pen, Frosty White Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Ideas-Faux Wood Burning Technique

Faux Burnt WoodLove of Leaves Faux Burnt Wood Technique

Faux burnt wood 1Mountain Air Faux Burnt Wood Technique

 

Pokerwood or Wood Burning is the art form of decorating wood by creating images or writing with controlled burn marks using a heated source such as a poker. 

The results are simple or intricate, but always stunning.

Create your own Burnt Wood look with this simple faux technique.

This is a great technique for those sometimes hard to create masculine-themed cards!

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Wood Burning Technique using the stamp sets Love of Leaves and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on October 20, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from October 20 to November 17,2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Evergreen Embossed Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card

Bay window card

Here's another Feels Like Frost Bay Window card that has been embossed using the Evergreen Embossing Folder.

You can see my first Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card HERE

The Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper is so pretty and the possibilities are endless for using it for the Bay Window Fold Technique.

The Bay Window Fold Technique has fast become one of my all-time favorite fancy folds!

It's so easy to create, and it provides that special WOW factor!

It folds flat so it fits in a standard A2 envelope so no extra postage should be needed.

I embossed the designer paper using the new Evergreen Embossing Folder, then sponged on some Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight inks over the raised images to pop them up even more.

To add some shimmer, I added Frosty White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber and then the glimmer paint,Wink of Stella.

I used the greeting from the stamp set Christmas Gleaming for the tab that keeps the bay window open.

For complete instructions in a pdf format for the Bay Window Fold Technique, be sure to add your name to my mailing list by October 19th, 2020.

This fold was featured in my mid-month Fresh Ideas Newsletter that hit e mail inboxes on September 22nd. 

You can still get a copy of the newsletter before October's Fresh Idea hits e mail in boxes on October 20th, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you soon!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Feels Like Frost Evergreen Embossed Bay Window Card

Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card

Feels Like Frost Bay Window Card open

The Bay Window Fold Technique has fast become one of my all-time favorite fancy folds!

It's so easy to create, and it provides that special WOW factor!

It folds flat so it fits in a standard A2 envelope so no extra postage should be needed.

For this card, I combined the fold with the pretty winter-themed Filled with Frost 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I embossed the paper using the new Evergreen Embossing Folder, then sponged on some Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight inks over the raised images to pop them up even more.

To add some shimmer, I added Frosty White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber and then the glimmer paint,Wink of Stella.

I used the stamp set Posted for you and card stock punched out using various circle punches to create the tab that keeps the bay window open.

"merry Christmas" from Posted for You was also stamped on the inside panel.

For complete instructions in a pdf format for the Bay Window Fold Technique, be sure to add your name to my mailing list by October 19th, 2020.

This fold was featured in my mid-month Fresh Ideas Newsletter that hit e mail inboxes on September 22nd. 

You can still get a copy of the newsletter before October's Fresh Idea hits e mail in boxes on October 20th, 2020.

To add your name to my mailing list, please use the sign-up box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!