January Fresh Ideas Faux Quilting Technique-Come Fly With Me Quilting Pattern

 

Dandy Garden Come Fly with Me
Dandy Garden Faux Quilt Card-Come Fly With Me quilt pattern was my inspiration!
 

I have said many times that I love working with fabric but don't enjoy sewing.

I have a sewing machine, but it rarely gets used.

I don't quilt, but I appreciate the beauty and time it takes to create one.

I discovered the Faux Quilting Technique using paper instead of fabric, and over the years, have created many cards using this technique.

I recently saw this Come Fly With Me quilt pattern on Pinterest.

Come fly with me patternCome Fly With Me Quilt Pattern- My Inspiration!

I knew instantly that this pattern would easily translate into a faux quilting project.

A quilt made out of paper instead of fabric!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Quilting Technique.

The projects featured in this tutorial include the Faux Quilting card based on the Come Fly With Me and  Shenandoah quilt patterns using Dandy Garden  6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on January 19, 2021.

The tutorial will include step-by-step instructions on how to create the Come Fly With Me Faux Quilt card above.

As an added bonus, included will be a video tutorial on how to create the Dandy Garden Shenandoah Faux Quilt cards found HERE.

This video tutorial is exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from January 18- February 15, 2021  to receive this tutorial.

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'!

January Fresh Ideas-Faux Quilting Technique

 

Shenandoah quilt pattern cardDragonfly Faux Quilt Card-Shenandoah quilt pattern was my inspiration!
 
Shenandoah quilt card beesHoney Bee Faux Quilt Card-Shenandoah quilt pattern was my inspiration!

I have said many times that I love working with fabric but don't enjoy sewing.

I have a sewing machine, but it rarely gets used.

I don't quilt, but I appreciate the beauty and time it takes to create one.

I discovered the Faux Quilting Technique using paper instead of fabric, and over the years, have created many cards using this technique.

I recently saw this Shenandoah quilt pattern on Pinterest.

Shenandoah Quilt PatterShenandoah Quilt Pattern- My Inspiration!

I knew instantly that this pattern would easily translate into a faux quilting project.

A quilt made out of paper instead of fabric!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Quilting Technique.

The projects featured in this tutorial include the Faux Quilting card based on the Shenandoah quilt pattern using Dandy Garden  6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on January 19, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter, is a video tutorial on how to create these cards.

This video tutorial is exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from January 18- February 15, 2021  to receive this tutorial.

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'!

Dragonfly Garden/Dandy Garden Shaker Card

Shaker Card


This fun dragonfly shaker card is one of the projects found in my January 2021 newsletter featuring the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and coordinating Dandy Garden 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I shared a video tutorial on how to create this shaker card, exclusive only to subscribers on my mailing list.

You too can see the video tutorial by adding your name to my mailing list anytime before February 2, 2021.

Subscribe by filling out the Newsletter Subscriber box located in the top right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dragonfly Garden and Dandy Garden Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge 1

Sometimes it helps to have a jumping off point with your crafting, and a sketch challenge is a perfect way to start!

Use the sketch as a blueprint for your own creations.

I will be sharing sketch challenges every so often.

I hope they provide inspiration, and you'll share your creations with me!

I used the above sketch to create these two cards using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, Dragonflies punch, and Dandy Garden 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

Same layout, but using different colors found in the DSP pack.


Dandy Garden

Dragonflies in Misty Moonlight

Dandy Garden 1Dragonflies in Mossy Meadow

The strips of DSP measure 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

Happy Stampin'!

Quick and Easy Dragonfly Garden

Dragonfly Garden Dragonflies

This quick and easy card is sure to bring a smile with the dragonflies found in the Dragonfly Garden stamp set.

Stamp the dragonflies on Basic White card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink.  Then, fill in the wings using Bumblebee ink.  Add the greeting using Calypso Coral ink, and add some glimmer dots for a touch of sparkle.

Done!

 

Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Dragonfly garden

Happy Stampin'!

Dragonfly Garden-Featured in my January Newsletter

Dragonfly Garden Sampler Jan 2021

May dragonflies bring you good luck in 2021!

The Dragonfly Garden Bundle includes the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and the Dragonflies Punch.

Items can be purchased individually, but are discounted 10% when purchased as a bundle.

The Dragonfly Dragon Bundle will be featured in my January 2021 newsletter.

Techniques will include a shaker card with an exclusive link for an online video tutorial, especially for my newsletter subscribers.

Want to learn more?

My January 2021 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) January 5, 2021.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in January 2021.

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.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Dragonfly garden

Happy Stampin'!

Jan-June Mini Catalog and Jan-Feb Sale-A-Bration are Here!

 

It's an exciting time of the year for Stampin' Up!

The Jan-June Mini Catalog is now live and is filled with spring and summer-themed stamp sets, papers, and accessories.
 
And of course, the other big news is it is Sale-A-Bration!
From January 5 through Feb 2021, you'll earn a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50.00 you spend (before shipping and tax).
Now's a great time to stock up on stamping supplies and receive some fun goodies while you're at it.
 

Jan june Mini catalog largeJanuary-June Mini Catalog

January 5-June 30, 2021

View Catalog HERE as a PDF

Shop Jan-June Mini Catalog Online HERE

Jan Feb SAB CAtalog large
January-February Sale-A-Bration

January-February 2021

Stampin’ Up! changed things up a bit and we’ll have TWO events this year … January and February, then with a new set of products in June & July.

View Catalog HERE as a PDF

Earn Sale-A-Bration Online HERE

Online ordering

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Snowflake Wishes Dryer Sheet Technique-Happy New Year!

Dryer Sheet Technique Snowflake Wishes New YearHere's Wishing You a Sparkly New Year!

 

Dryer Sheet Technique:

  1. Stamp images on card front.  I used Snowflake Wishes stamped on Whisper White card front using Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, and Pool Party inks.  Let ink dry.
  2.  Spread Tombow Glue on card front using a brush.  You could also apply glue using an adhesive sheet, glue stick, xyron machine....
  3. Place dryer sheet on the card front, spreading it out on the glue using your finger tips.  Any brand of dryer sheet will do.  Used is better so it is soft.
  4.  Trim the edges of the dryer sheet to the card front using a paper trimmer or pair of scissors.
  5. Sprinkle fine glitter over the dryer sheet, working it into the glue underneath using your finger tips.  Tap off any excess glitter.  I used Dazzling Diamonds (retired), but any fine glitter will do.
  6.  Complete the card as desired.  I attached the card front to a strip of Snowflake Splendor DSP, covering the seam with a piece of Gorgeous Grape ribbon secured to the back. I added a bow with a Glimmer Dot attached to the center.  The greeting is from the retired set Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink.  The card front was matted to a piece of Gorgeous Grape, then attached to Misty Moonlight card base to complete.

This card really sparkles in person!

Happy Stampin'!

Thank you Snow Much Paper Towel Background

Paper towel background thank you snow much1

Paper towel background thank you snow much

I often incorporate the paper towels I use to clean stamps and blot watercolors in my crafting.

I had this paper towel left over from the Nov and Dec projects, and decided to use them to make after Christmas winter-themed thank you cards.

I love the tie-dye effect!

It's a great way to recycle and reuse, and the possibilities are endless!

You can see my other paper towel projects HERE.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dino Days Christmas Spinner Card

Dinoroar spinner card

Dino Days Spinner Card

Put a "spin" on your cards!

Create fun interactive cards just by using 2 pennies with the Spinner Card Technique. 

Watch as the subject of your card spins and travels along its track.

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

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the  Spinner Card Technique.

This Dino Days Spinner card is one of the projects featured in this tutorial.

This is the Christmas card I made for our 1 year-old Grandson. 

And, it just makes me smile!

This tutorial hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on December 15, 2020.

But, there's still time to get your own copy!

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from December 13, 2020 to January 18, 2021 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'!

Cat Snow Globe Christmas Card

Cat Snow Globe

I created this shaker card for our four year old granddaughter, Madysen. 

She loves kitties, and I hope this one will make her smile.

(Click HERE to see more of my Shaker Card creations)

Shaker Cards are easy to create.

Here's how I did this one:

  1. To create the shaker card, cut the globe out of Smoky Slate card stock measuring 5" x 3 3/4"  using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Snow Globe die. 
  2. Stamp greeting.  You want to do this before the card is put together.  I used a greeting from the retired set Flurry of Wishes stamped in Memento Black ink.
  3. Attach Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4" to Petal Pink card base.
  4. Cut cat out of Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using the Cat Punch.  Tie a bow around the cat using baker's twine or ribbon.  I used pink baker's twine out of my stash. Attach to the center of a Basic Black mat.
  5. Lay the card flat and carefully place sequins or glitter over the cat.  I used sequins out of my stash. 
  6. Apply adhesive around the cut opening and all along the backside of the Smoky Slate card front.
  7. Remove the backing on the Shaker Dome.  Insert it into the opening on the card base.  Carefully place the Smoky Slate card base with the dome inserted over the punched cat and onto the Basic Black mat.  Rub the card front with your fingertips to adhere the adhesive to the mat.
  8.  Cut snow globe base out of Petal Pink and Basic Black card stock using the Snow Globe dies.  Layer together using a small amount of Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue.  Attach to the card front.
  9.  Add sequins using Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue to complete.

Giant year end close out

Shop the August-December Mini Catalog closeout sale December 8- January 4.

Savings of up to 50% off on select items.

Shop today as items will be available only while supplies last.

Shop Online 24/7:

Online ordering

 

Happy Stampin'!

Plaid Tidings Festive Post

Festive Post Plaid Tidings

Festive Post Reindeer Plaid Tidings

I used the fun stamp set Festive Post(retiring) and coordinating Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to create these two cards.  I paired them with Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (retiring).

Colors used for the Christmas car card are Bermuda Bay, Mossy Meadow, and Seaside Spray.  The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp the car using Bermuda Bay, Real Red, and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers.  I used the Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend to color the Rhinestone Jewels.

The colors used for the reindeer card are Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  I added Red Rhinestone Jewels to complete.

Giant year end close out

Shop the August-December Mini Catalog closeout sale December 8- January 4.

Savings of up to 50% off on select items.

Shop today as items will be available only while supplies last.

Shop Online 24/7:

Online ordering

Happy Stampin'!

Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo Festive Post

Festive Post Bermuda Bay Melon Mambo

As soon as I saw the little car image in the stamp set Festive Post (retiring!), I knew I had to purchase the set.

You see, the little car reminds me of my car, a turquoise all electric Chevy Bolt!

Bolt 12 03 20

I used my car as inspiration for a card in non traditional Christmas colors!

This card was quick and easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp trees from Festive Post on Whisper White card stock using Melon Mambo ink.  I used the Stamparatus, moving the plate one notch to get even spacing and good ink coverage.  Attach to Melon Mambo mat.
  2. Stamp car image on Bermuda Bay card stock using Bermuda Bay ink.  Attach to Melon Mambo mat.  Attach to Whisper White card base.
  3.  Stamp greeting from Festive Post on card base using Bermuda Bay ink.   I used the Stamparatus.
  4.  Add Melon Mambo enamel stars to complete.

Giant year end close out

Shop the August-December Mini Catalog closeout sale December 8- January 4.

Savings of up to 50% off on select items.

Shop today as items will be available only while supplies last.

Shop Online 24/7:

Online ordering

 

Happy Stampin'!

Water Color Wash Snow Front

Watercolor wash deer

I love the simplicity of this card.

I created a water color wash background by applying Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, and Petal Pink inks on a piece of watercolor paper using a water painter.  Once it completely dried, I stamped the tree and deer images from Snow Front using Memento Black ink and the Stamparatus.    The greeting is from Festive Post and was stamped using Misty Moonlight ink and the Stamparatus.

 

Giant year end close out

Shop the August-December Mini Catalog closeout sale December 8- January 4.

Savings of up to 50% off on select items.

Shop today as items will be available only while supplies last.

Shop Online 24/7:

Online ordering

Happy Stampin'!

December Fresh Ideas- Spinner Cards

 

Spinner Cards Spinner card samplerFestive Post Spinner Card

Spinner card
Snowflake Wishes Circle Spinner Card

Put a "spin" on your cards!

Create fun interactive cards just by using 2 pennies with the Spinner Card Technique. 

Watch as the subject of your card spins and travels along its track.

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

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My December Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the  Spinner Card Technique.

The projects featured in this tutorial include the fun car traveling along after harvesting that perfect Christmas tree. 

It uses the stamp set Festive Post.

The second card is a circle spinner card with a snowflake flurry.

It uses the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and coordinating So Many Snowflakes dies.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on December 15, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from December 13, 2020 to January 18th, 2021 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'!

Plaid Tidings Snow Front

Plaid Tidings

Here's a quick and easy card to create using Snow Front stamp set, combined with Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

I inked the mountains with Seaside Spray ink, then tapped Misty Moonlight ink along the edges and stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I colored the snow man using Seaside Spray, Real Red, and Misty Moonlight Stampin' Write Markers and stamped using the Stamparatus to get a dark image.  I also used the Stamparatus to stamp the trees in Misty Moonlight and cardinals in Real Red.  The landscape was stamped free hand using Seaside Spray full strength and off stamped.  The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings and was stamped in Real Red using the Stamparatus.

 

Giant year end close out

Shop the August-December Mini Catalog closeout sale December 8- January 4.

Savings of up to 50% off on select items.

Shop today as items will be available only while supplies last.

Shop Online 24/7:

Online ordering

 

Happy Stampin'!

Snow Front Gleaming Ornaments


Snow Front ornaments

Cabin ornament

While I had the Gleaming Ornament punches (retiring)! on my craft table, I decided to pair them with the stamp set Snow Front to make these winter-themed Christmas ornaments.

Snow Front is one of my favorite winter sets as it perfectly depicts my surroundings in the mountains of Southern Colorado.

  1. Punch a large and small ornament out of Shimmery White card stock using the Gleaming Ornament punches.  Sponge along the edges if desired.  Attach them together..
  2.  Stamp deer, cabin, trees, and landscape on the ornaments, so the design is continuous on each ornament.
  3.  Punch large and small ornaments out of coordinating card stock using the Gleaming Ornament punches.  Attach to the back of each ornament, off-setting them slightly.
  4. Stamp snow on card front.  Stamp greeting from Festive Post (retiring)!  I used the Stamparatus.  Attach to mat.  Attach to card base.
  5.  Attach ornaments using Dimensionals to pop them up.  Add baker's twine or cording bows using Glue Dots.  Attach rhinestones  to complete.

Giant year end close out

Shop the August-December Mini Catalog closeout sale December 8- January 4.

Savings of up to 50% off on select items.

Shop today as items will be available only while supplies last.

Shop Online 24/7:

Online ordering

 

 

Happy Stampin'!