October Fresh Card Making Ideas-Four Seasons of a Tree

4 seasons of trees

Add great texture to your projects by applying Embossing Paste over a Decorative Mask!

Embossing Paste is easy to use.  Color can easily be added to the mix for an endless supply of possibilities!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks made to create Four Seasons of a Tree cards.

Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer-a forest filled with changing colors!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 22, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 22 to receive this tutorial complete with 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!

Anne

Shimmery White Embossing Paste

Shimmer embossing paste

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Christmas Pocketful of Happiness

Paper towel background christmas

I always try to recycle and reuse my crafting tools.

This includes the paper towels that I use to wipe off stamps, the Stamparatus plates, or to dab my watercolor projects.

This was the case with this piece of paper towel. 

I can't remember what project I was using it for, but it obviously had shades of green.  I usually save the paper towels, and have a big stack of them to use in future projects.

I decided to use it to make a Christmas pocket full of snowflakes using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Pocket Die.

(To see more of my recycle and reuse projects, please visit my Recycle and Reuse Page HERE.)

Here's how:

  1. If the paper towel you are going to use has plys, separate them so you are only using 1 ply.  Save the remaining plys for other projects.  You'll need to place the paper towel on a sturdy background so you will be able to cut it down to the size you want, plus cut it with the die and die-cut machine.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Adhesive Sheet.  If you don't have Adhesive Sheets, you could use a glue stick or xyron machine.  You just need the card stock base to have some sticky so the paper towel will adhere to it.
  2. Stamp the image from Pocketful of Happiness using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.  The paper towel has texture, so you'll probably need to stamp it a couple times to get a complete image.
  3.  Cut the pocket out using the Pocket Die and die-cut machine.
  4. Fold the tabs along the score lines and apply Tear and Tape Adhesive.  Peel the backing off the Tear and Tape and place on Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series paper card front.  Attach to Gold Foil mat.  Attach to Night of Navy card base.
  5.  Cut snowflakes out of Gold Foil paper using a die-cut machine and Frosted Frames Die.  Slip snowflakes behind the  pocket, using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  6. Stamp greeting from Christmas Deer on scrap piece of Gold Foil paper using Night of Navy ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Add Metallic Pearls to complete.

Pocketful of Happiness

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Pocket Dies

Pocket dies

Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper


Wrapped in plaid

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Happiness, Christmas Deer

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil

Accessories: paper towel,  Adhesive Sheet, Stamparatus,  Big Shot, Pocket and Frosted Frames Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive,  Mini Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Pocketful of Happiness

Paper towel background

I always try to recycle and reuse my crafting tools.

This includes the paper towels that I use to wipe off stamps, the Stamparatus plates, or to dab my watercolor projects.

This was the case with a piece of paper towel I had used to dab Pigment Sprinkles. 

I was using the Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Sprinkles, so I was left with a pretty and bright paper towel with a tie-dye effect.

I decided to use it to make a bright and cheery pocket of flowers using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Pocket Die.

Here's how:

  1. If the paper towel you are going to use has plys, separate them so you are only using 1 ply.  Save the remaining plys for other projects.  You'll need to place the paper towel on a sturdy background so you will be able to cut it down to the size you want, plus cut it with the die and die-cut machine.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Adhesive Sheet.  If you don't have Adhesive Sheets, you could use a glue stick or xyron machine.  You just need the card stock base to have some sticky so the paper towel will adhere to it.
  2. Stamp the image from Pocketful of Happiness using Early Espresso ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.  The paper towel has texture, so you'll probably need to stamp it a couple times to get a complete image.
  3.  Cut the pocket out using the Pocket Die and die-cut machine.
  4. Fold the tabs along the score lines and apply Tear and Tape Adhesive.  Peel the backing off the Tear and Tape and place on Soft Suede card base.
  5.  Stamp flowers on So Saffron card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Color flowers and leaves using Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers.  Fussy cut using a pair of scissors.  Slip flowers behind pocket, using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  6. Stamp greeting on So Saffron card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out using a 1 3/8" circle punch.  Attach to front of pocket to complete.

Pocketful of Happiness

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Pocket Dies

Pocket dies

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Happiness

Ink: Early Espresso, assorted Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Whisper White

Accessories: paper towel, Pigment Sprinkles for the paper towel background, Adhesive Sheet, Stamparatus,  Big Shot, Pocket Die, Tear and Tape Adhesive, 1 3/8" circle punch, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Leaf and Sprig Punches Christmas Wreath

Leaf punch christmas wreathHere's the companion wreath to my punched fall wreath

This one is just in time for Christmas!

Just change the colors, and you have an easy to create Christmas wreath.

Here's how!

  1. Create base for wreath by nesting 2 circle dies on Shaded Spruce card stock and cut out using the Big Shot to create a ring.
  2. Punch 10 Shaded Spruce and 10 Garden Green leaves using the Leaf punch. Cut 5 gold foil and 5 Cherry Cobbler springs using the Sprig Punch.
  3. Emboss the punched leaves using the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder for added texture.
  4. Apply SNAIL Adhesive on Shaded Spruce ring. Attach leaves around the ring, alternating colors.  Slip the springs in between the leaves using SNAIL Adhesive on the stems.
  5. Attach a piece of Wrapped in Plaid 6" x6 " Designer Series Paper to Gold Foil mat.  Attach to Shaded Spruce card base
  6. Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.  For the sample, I used a piece of Shimmer Gold ribbon from my stash.
  7. Attach wreath to card front using Mini Dimensionals placed around the ring.
  8. Swipe Embossing Buddy over a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. Stamp greeting from Christmas Quilt (retired)  using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  Banner cut the ends using the Hexagon punch.   Curl ends using a pair of scissors. Attach to wreath using Mini Dimensionals.

Leaf Punch

Leaf punch

Sprig Punch

Sprig punch

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil Sheets, Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Leaf and Spring Punches, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear embossing powder, ribbon from my stash, Mini Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot.

Happy Stampin'!

Leaf Punch Fall Wreath

Painted Harvest WreathHappy Fall!

It's easy to celebrate the change in seasons by using the Leaf Punch to create this fall-inspired wreath!

(Inspiration came from Pinterest, but can't remember who.)

Here's how:

  1. Create base for wreath by nesting 2 circle dies on Merry Merlot card stock and cut out using the Big Shot to create a ring.
  2. Punch 10 Merry Merlot and 10 Cajun Craze leaves using the Leaf punch. Cut 5 copper foil leaves using the leaf die from Frosted Frames Dies. Option: emboss the leaves using the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder for added texture.
  3. Apply SNAIL Adhesive on Merry Merlot ring. Attach leaves around the ring, alternating colors.  Slip the leaves in between the leaves using SNAIL Adhesive on the stems.
  4. Brayer Gray Granite and Soft Suede ink on the inside of the Hardwood Embossing Folder. Emboss Crumb Cake card stock, transferring the brayered ink onto the card stock.  Attach to Merry Merlot card base.
  5. Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the wreath. For the sample, I used Crumb Cake Linen ribbon (retired), but you could use current Terra Cotta Scalloped Linen Ribbon and or Copper Trim.  Tie a bow around the ribbon using Linen Thread.
  6. Attach wreath to card front using Mini Dimensionals placed around the ring.
  7. Stamp greeting from Painted Harvest on Very Vanilla card base using Merry Merlot ink. Banner cut the ends using the Hexagon punch.  Sponge Cajun Craze ink along the edges. Curl ends using a pair of scissors. Attach to wreath using Mini Dimensionals.
  8. Attach a Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplet to the center of the Linen Thread to complete.

Be sure to check back on October 14 for my Leaf Punch Christmas Wreath!

Leaf Punch

Leaf punch

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest

Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Gray Granite

Paper: Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Copper Foil, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Leaf, Sprig, hexagon punches, Big Shot, Circle Dies, Hardwood Embossing Folder, brayer, sponge, ribbon, Linen Thread, Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Still Scenes Bundle-Sign Up to Receive my October Newsletter

Still Scenes Sampler

Still Scenes Bundle

Create  snow globes as simple or fancy as you desire. 

Create interactive shaker cards using the coordinating Snow Globe Dies and Snow Globe Domes!

Projects using items from this bundle will be featured in my October 2019 newsletter.

Just in time to get started on those holiday cards!

Want to learn more?

My October 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 8, 2019.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 8, 2019.

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I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Still Scenes Bundle

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Still Scenes Cling Stamp Set
Shake things up with the Still Scenes Stamp Set.

Snow Globe Scenes Dies
Create custom winter and Christmas die-cut shapes to build your own snow globe in record time using the Snow Globe Scenes Dies.

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Shaker Card-My First Christmas Card of the Season

Shaker cardWinter Woods Shaker Card

It's time to get started on your holiday cards!

It's time for me to get started on MY holiday cards as well.

This shaker card is the first one for me for the season.

It was fairly quick and easy to put together.

I used the new Heirloom Frames Die and Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder to create the frame for the shaker part.

The tree was cut out of Silver Glimmer using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die.

To make the frame shimmer to match the tree, I used a sponge dauber to add Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Here's how:

  1. Cut frame out of Seaside Spray card stock using the Big Shot and Heirloom Frames Die.
  2. Emboss Frame using Heirloom Frames embossing folder and the 3D Embossing Folder Plate as part of the sandwich.
  3. Place frame over Shimmery White card front. With a pencil, lightly mark the inside 4 corners of the frame so you know where to stamp your greeting.  Remember to leave room for the tree. Stamp greeting from Winter Woods using Pretty Peacock ink.  Use the Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.
  4. Attach window sheet to back of cut and embossed Seaside Spray frame. Attach Foam Adhesive Strips along the 4 edges, close to the opening.
  5. Lay stamped card front on your work surface. Place sequins in the center.
  6. Peel the backing off the Foam Adhesive Strips and carefully place the frame over the card front.
  7. Attach to Seaside Spray card base.
  8. Apply a coating of Frost White Shimmer Paint over the frame using a Sponge Dauber.
  9. Cut tree out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Big Shot and In the Woods Die. Pop out the boughs of the tree using your fingers or a paper piercing tool.  Attach to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders

Heirloom frames die and embossing folder

Winter Woods and In the Woods Dies

Winter Woods

 

Stamp Set: Winter Woods

Ink: Pretty Peacock

Paper: Seaside Spray, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer

Accessories: Big Shot, Heirloom Frames Die and Embossing Folder, In the Woods Die, 3D Embossing Folder Plate, window sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, sequins, Frost White Shimmer paint, Sponge Dauber, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Crystal Effects Varied Vases

Crystal Effects Vases

Crystal Effects has made a return in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
So fun, and the possibilities are endless.
 
For this cheery card, I used Crystal Effects to create the look of water in the stamped flower vases.
 
Here's how:
1. Stamp vases from Varied Vases on Whisper White card stock using Night of Navy ink. 
2. Punch the vases out using the coordinating Vases Builder Punch.
3. Color each vase using Light and Dark Pool Party Blends. 
4. Stamp the scalloped image on Shimmery White card base using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus.
5.  Stamp the flowers on Shimmery White card base.  I used my Stamparatus to align the flowers, putting the stems in the vases.  I attached each vase, one by one on my card base using a small amount SNAIL Adhesive to temporarily hold each vase in place.  I aligned each flower image and used the Stamparatus.  This  ensured I would get a good stamped image.  I used Garden Green ink.  Remove the vases. 
6. Color the flowers using a variety of Stampin' Blends.
7. Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to the vases.  Set them aside to dry completely.
8.  Stamp greeting using Night of Navy ink below the scalloped border.  I used the Stamparatus.  Attach card front to Night of Navy card base.
9. Attach vases.  I tucked the second vase behind the first vase, and then tucked the third vase behind the second vase.  The first vase is popped up using a Mini Dimensional.
10.  Attach enamel dots to complete.
 
 
 
Shimmery Crystal Effects
Varied vases
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Ink: Night of Navy, Garden Green, various Stampin' Blends
Paper: Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Accessories: Shimmery Crystal Effects, Vases Builder Punch, Stamparatus, enamel dots from my stash, Mini Dimensional
 
Happy Stampin'!

Crystal Effects Stained Glass

Crystal Effects Stained Glass

Crystal Effects has made a return in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
So fun, and the possibilities are endless.
 
For this card, I used the new Shimmery Crystal Effects paired with the die cut found in the Stain Glass Dies for a sparkly, yet elegant sympathy card.
 
The background paper Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
 
Crystal Effects Stained Glass cropped
Here's How:
1. Cut the half round stained glass out of Champagne Foil paper using the Big Shot and Stain Glass Die.  This is a delicate die, so if possible, cut it out using an adhesive backing on the foil paper.  That way, all you have to do is peel off the backing on the adhesive and apply to the card front without glue.  I used the retired Adhesive Sheets from Stampin' Up!
2.  Attach die-cut to Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper panel.  Carefully add Shimmery Crystal Effects in between the panes of the stained glass.  Sprinkle some Shimmer White Embossing Powder over the wet Crystal Effects for added sparkle.  Set aside to dry completely.
3. Stamp greeting from Painted Glass on Smoky Slate card base using Basic Gray ink.  I used the Stamparatus.
4. Attach the stain glass pane to the card basel.  Attach a piece of ribbon above the stain glass.  I used some silver sparkle ribbon from my stash. 
5. Apply Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to complete.
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Painted Glass
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Smoky Slate, Champagne Foil, Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Stain Glass Die, Adhesive Sheet, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Shimmer White Embossing Powder, ribbon from my stash, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Stamparatus
 
For more Crystal Effects ideas, please add your name to my mailing list. 
My September Fresh Ideas newsletter featured painting with Crystal Effects.
The newsletter hit e mail inboxes on September 24, but it's not too late for you to receive your own copy. 
Add your name to my mailing list up until October 7, and you'll receive your own copy of the tutorial. 
The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
 
Shimmery Crystal Effects
Stained Glass Dies
 
 
Happy Stampin'!

September Fresh Card Making Ideas-Painting with Crystal Effects

Crystal Effects has returned in the Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
I couldn't wait to play with Crystal Effects as it was one of my all-time favorite crafting tools.
 
For my September Fresh Card Making projects, I decided to "paint" using Crystal Effects.
 
The first project will feature the Faux Canvas Technique.
 
Crystal Effects Faux Canvas closeup
 
The second project will feature Crystal Effects mixed with Pigment Sprinkles for an abstract landscape.
 
Pigment Sprinkles and Crystal Effects Landscape
The possibilities are endless for creating your own little works of art!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature painting with Crystal Effects.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 24, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 24 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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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!

Anne

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Happy Stampin'!

Torn Paper Mountainscape

Mountain scapes

Here's a companion piece to the torn seascape card featured HERE.

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, so this is my daily view!

Steps to create this card were the same as the seascape card.  I just used different colors of torn papers to create my landscape.

As with the original, everything was embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Accessories: 1" circle punch, post-it-note, sponges, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die, Subtle Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Torn Paper Seascape

Subtle torn sea

This is one of my favorite cards, and it was so easy to create.

The landscape possibilities are endless!

The hardest part of this card is tearing the paper.

I know this is hard for many of us.  I tell my Ladies to just breath and tear!

After the piece was put together, I embossed everything using Subtle, my new favorite embossing folder.

It just adds the right amount of texture to finish the card.

Here's how:

  1. Cut rectangle frame out of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot and 2 nested Stitched Rectangle dies.
  2. Create seascape out of torn pieces of Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Seaside Spray, Pool Party, Whisper White, and Purple Posy card stock. Cut strips measuring approx. 2 3/8” x 1 ¼”.  Tear one long edge of each of the strips.
  3. Build the seascape on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 3 5/8” x 2 3/8”. Layer from the bottom up by positioning the Night of Navy strip first.   Apply SNAIL Adhesive to the bottom of the strip only.  Next, apply SNAIL Adhesive to the bottom of the strip of the Pacific Point.  Slip it behind the Night of Navy.  Keep building the layers by adding SNAIL to the bottoms of the strips of Seaside Spray, Whisper White. You will end with the Purple Posy mountains.
  4. To create a mask, punch a hole in a post-it-note using 1 ¼” circle punch. Slip the circle stencil behind the Purple Posy mountains and sponge on Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral inks creating the sunset.
  5. Place the punched post-it-note circle over the sun. Sponge Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, and Pacific Point inks to create the sky.
  6. Emboss the finished seascape using the Big Shot and Subtle embossing folder. Emboss the fame using the Big Shot and Subtle embossing folder.  Emboss the Whisper White card base using the Big Shot and Subtle embossing folder.
  7. Stamp the greeting in Night of Navy ink using the Stamparatus for placement.
  8. Attach the seascape onto the card base. Add the frame using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up to complete.

Subtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

 

 

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Seaside Spray, Pool Party, Purple Posy

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, post-it-note, 1 ¼” circle punch, sponges, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Feels Like Frost-Sign Up to Receive my September Newsletter

Sept 2019 sampler

Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle

This beautiful winter-themed suite includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper, and embellishments.

The Frosted Foliage Bundle includes the Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set and the Frosted Frames Dies.

Projects using items from the suite will be featured in my September 2019 newsletter.

Just in time to get started on those holiday cards!

Techniques will include emboss and sponge resist, plus an quick and easy 5-minute card idea.

Want to learn more?

My September 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 10.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 10, 2019.

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I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Feels Like Frost Suite

Feels like FrostThe Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase.

It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed.

The Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle includes


 Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
 Frosted Frames Dies (10% off)
 Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper
 Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 mm) Metallic Ribbon
 Shimmery Crystal Effects
 Ice Stampin’ Glitter

Frosted Foliage Bundle

Frosted Foliage Bundle

The Frosted Foliage Bundle includes the Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set and the Frosted Frames Dies.

Frosted Foliage Cling Stamp Set
Spread a little yuletide cheer with beautiful Christmas cards and projects made using the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set. The delicate images and warm sentiments will light up the season for those you love.

Frosted Frames Dies
Create custom winter and Christmas die-cut frames in record time using 5 Frosted Frames Dies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Last Days to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons

Bonus days redemptionDid you earn  Bonus Day coupons in July?

If so, August 31 is the last day to  redeem them!

You should have received an e mail from Stampin' Up! with your Bonus Day Coupon codes.

Just log into your SU! account and add items to your basket.

When you are ready to check out, simply enter your coupon codes into the Manage Coupon Codes Box.

Bonus Day redemption instructionsClick Here for instructions in a pdf format

Be sure to redeem the coupons before August 31.

Let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

 

Happy Stampin'!

Tie-Dye using Pigment Sprinkles

Bee Thankful Tie DyeDisinfectant Wipes Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background

My August Fresh Ideas Newsletter featured the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background Technique using everyday household items such as tissue paper and disinfectant wipes. 

Baby wipes would also work, but I like the texture of the disinfectant wipes. 

Looks like honeycomb!

Here's another tie-dye background that I paired with the stamp Bee Thankful colored in with a variety of Stampin' Blends.

It's easy to create bright and vivid backgrounds with this technique.

If you'd like to learn more, please add your name to my mailing list (sign-up box is in the upper right-hand corner of this page) between August 26-September 3.

You will receive my Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Background Tutorial in a pdf format. 

It will arrive approximately 10 minutes after the sign up process has been completed.

As an added bonus, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

Blends Ombre Bee Thankful Part 2

Pool Party  Night of NavyPool Party, Night of Navy Blends Ombre

Mint macaron bermuda bayMint Macaron, Bermuda Bay Blends Ombre

Create happy, colorful (and quick), ombre thank you cards using Stampin' Blends and the cute stamp set Bee Thankful.

All you need are 3 colors of coordinating Stampin' Blends.

Light, medium, and dark.

Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black or Black Stazon inks.

As always, I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

Then color the top parts of the image using the lightest Blend.

Move onto the middle parts of the image using the medium Blend.

Finish the bottom parts of the image using the darkest Blend.

That's it!

After coloring the images, I ran the card front through my die-cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Its gives the image the look of linen paper. 

The Subtle Embossing Folder has now become my favorite!

Bee Thankful

Bee ThankfulSubtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bee Thankful

Ink: Black Memento, various Stampin' Blends

Paper: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Shimmery White (card 1)Bermuda Bay, Whisper White (card 2)

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, enamel shapes from my stash, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Flirty Flamingo  Highland Heather ombre
Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Flirty Flamingo  Poppy Parade ombreFlirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade Blends Ombre Bee Thankful

Create happy, colorful (and quick), ombre thank you cards using Stampin' Blends and the cute stamp set Bee Thankful.

All you need are 3 colors of coordinating Stampin' Blends.

Light, medium, and dark.

Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black or Black Stazon inks.

As always, I used my Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

Then color the top parts of the image using the lightest Blend.

Move onto the middle parts of the image using the medium Blend.

Finish the bottom parts of the image using the darkest Blend.

That's it!

After coloring the images, I ran the card front through my die-cut machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Its gives the image the look of linen paper. 

The Subtle Embossing Folder has now become my favorite!

Bee Thankful

Bee ThankfulSubtle Embossing Folder

Subtle embossing folder

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bee Thankful

Ink: Black Memento, various Stampin' Blends

Paper: Blushing Bride, Purple Posy (card 1) Poppy Parade (card 2), Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, enamel shapes from my stash, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

August Fresh Card Making Ideas-Tie Dye Using Pigment Sprinkles


Tie Dye
Tissue Paper Tie-Dye

Crystal pigment backgroundDisinfectant Wipes Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye-a call back to the 60's!

Combine the rich, vibrant colors of Stampin' Up!'s Pigment Sprinkles with some everyday household items like tissue paper and disinfectant wipes (baby wipes would work too!)

Super easy, a little messy, but the possibilities are endless as each one will come out different!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Pigment Sprinkles Tie-Dye Technique.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on August 20, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on August 20 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!