July Fresh Card Making Ideas-Rolling Cards

Rolling Cards!

Rolling cardAnimal Outing Rolling Card

Rolling cardStained Glass Rolling Card

Super easy and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Rolling Card Technique.

The tutorial will feature two designs.

One made using the  Animal Outing stamp set.  We are expecting our second grand baby the end of August, so I created this card to welcome him into the world!

The  second card was made using the stamp set Painted Glass and Stampin' Blends.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on July 23, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on July 23 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'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Crazy Mountain Brewery

Mountain livin'Mountain Livin' Pale Sale-Crazy Mountain Brewing

Crazy mountain 1Crazy Mountain Amber Ale

Here are two more of the cards I created using beer cans from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in Denver, CO

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!

The cans from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co are some of my favorites to craft with as they always have an interesting mix of animals on the cans.

Here is what the cans looked like before I cut them up.

Crazy Mountain cans

The Mountain Livin' creature is Jeremiah, a mix of mountain goat, elk, and pika.

The Crazy Mountain creature is Sheamus, a mix of owl, mule deer, and bobcat.

It was easy to match SU! colors with both designs.

For Jeremiah, I used Soft Suede and Soft Sea Foam paired with Woodlands embossing folder.

For Sheamus, I used Balmy Blue and Crushed Curry paired with Seaside embossing Folder.

I used brads from my stash to attach the card fronts to the card bases.

Fun!

Happy Stampin'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Crazy Mountain Lava Lake

Lava lakeCrazy Mountain Lava Lakes

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!

This was certainly the case with Crazy Mountain Brewery located in Denver, CO.

They are some of my favorites to craft with as they always have an interesting mix of animals on the cans.

For the card above, I used the Lava Lake  Wit can with the fun image of Byamba, a mix of fox, osprey, and trout!

After cutting the can down, and trimming the image, I attached it to a piece of silver foil paper that I embossed using the Big Shot and Woodland embossing folder.

I have found that the best way to attach the cans to the card front is with brads.  Regular SNAIL or Tombow Multi Purpose Glue don't seem to hold up well.

Here is what the cans looked like before I cut them up.

 

Crazy Mountain cans

Be sure to check back on 7/17 for creations using the Mountain Livin' Pale Ale and Crazy Mountain Amber Ale cans.

Supplies Used:

Paper: Cajun Craze, silver foil

Accessories: beer can, tin snips, SU! crafting scissors, Big Shot, Woodland Embossing Folder, small hole punch, brads from my stash

Happy Stampin'!

Vellum and Blends Pocketful of Happiness

Vellum Pocketful of HappinessVellum and Blends Pocketful of Happiness

Here's another fun card created using the new stamp set Pocketful of Happiness with the coordinating Pocket Die.

For this card, I stamped the pocket image onto a piece of vellum card stock using Stazon ink and the Stamparatus.

Then, I colored the backside of the image using a collection of Stampin' Blends.

The flowers inside the pocket were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black ink.  Once they were colored in using Stampin' Blends, I cut them out using a pair of scissors. 

I also used the Stampin' Blends to color the pearls.

The greeting comes from Itty Bitty Greetings.

An easy and fun card to create!

Pocketful of Happiness

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Pocketful of Happiness, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Memento Black and Black Stazon, Stampin' Blends

Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Basic Black, vellum card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Pocket Dies,  pearls, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Faux Denim Pocketful of Happiness

Faux denimFaux Denim Pocketful of Happiness

The new Pocketful of Happiness stamp set with coordinating Pocket Dies just makes me smile.

For this card, I combined them with Faux Denim, one of my favorite background techniques.

Here's how:

  1. To create the Faux Black Denim Technique, swipe Smoky Slate ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.
  2. Next, swipe on Memento Black ink. Set aside to dry.
  3. Swipe on White Craft ink. Set aside to dry.
  4. Rotate the card stock 90 degrees, and swipe on Memento Black ink.
  5. Add Smoky Slate and White Craft ink as desired.
  6. Stamp pocket image from Pocketful of Happiness on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black ink and the Stamparatus.
  7. Cut pocket using the Big Shot and coordinating Pocket Die.  Fold pocket tabs along the score lines.  Apply Tombow Multi-purpose glue to the tabs and attach to the Faux Denim card front.
  8. Cut a Pearlized Doily in half with a pair of scissors.  Sponge or swipe Real Red ink on the back side of the doily.  The ink will not stick to the pearlized finish on the front of the doily.  Apply a small amount of glue to the doily and slip it inside the pocket.
  9. Cut a 1/4" strip of Basic Black card stock and attach to the top of the pocket.  Add 2 red rhinestones.
  10.  Attach card front to Real Red mat.  Attach to Whisper White card base to complete.

Pocketful of Happiness

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Happiness

Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red, craft white

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Pocket Die, Pearlized Doily, red rhinestones out of my stash, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Tasteful Textures and Pigment Sprinkles! Sign Up for my July Newsletter

Sampler

Create colorful watercolor backgrounds using the new Pigment Sprinkles.

I've combined them with the shabby chic images of Tasteful Textures and the flowery cut-outs of Tasteful Backgrounds dies.

Techniques will include tie-dye, stenciling, and a shaker card.

Want to learn more?

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

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on July 9, 2019.

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

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

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Tasteful Textures Bundle

Tasteful Textures

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment sprinkles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Birthday America!

Bokeh dots 4th of julyWishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Stamp Sets: Bokeh Dots, Sweet Serendipity

Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red

Paper: Real Red, Glossy White, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Star punch

Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are Back!

Bonus Days

Bonus Days are back!
July 1-30, for every $50 spent (before taxes and shipping), you'll earn a $5 Bonus Day coupon to spend August 1-31.
Coupon codes will be sent via e mail after a qualifying order has been placed.
Please check your spam folder if you do not receive an email with the coupon number. 
Please save the coupon number(s) so they can be redeemed in August.

 Let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com
 
Online ordering
Happy Stampin'!

Embossed Moonlit Waterfront Card

Moonlit night On the WaterfrontEmbossed Moonlit Waterfront Card

It's easy to create this striking card using the masking and heat embossing techniques, paired with Waterfront stamp set.

Click HERE for step by step instructions in a pdf format

This is a great masculine-themed card.  Perfect for any occasion!

Waterfront

Waterfront stamp set

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Waterfront, Teeny Tiny Wishes (greeting)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, glimmer paper
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, silver embossing powder, Mini Dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, post-it-note, copy paper
Happy Stampin'!

June Fresh Card Making Ideas-Cascading Cards

Waterfront cascading cardWaterfront Cascading Card

Cascading cardBeauty Abounds Cascading Card

Cascading cards!

An easy and fun interactive card idea.

Pull the tab, and the card cascades presenting 4 individual panels, each with its own little scene.

Want to learn more?

My June Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Cascading Card Technique.

The tutorial will feature two designs.

One made using the Waterfront stamp set, the other using the Beauty Abounds stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles.

View this video Here to see the Cascading Cards in Action!

Cascading Cards You Tube( I apologize for the pictures and the sound not being in sync.  For whatever reason, the gremlins were at work today!)

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on June 25, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on June 25 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'!

Metallic Gears Floating Frame Card

Metallic gearsMetallic Gears Floating Frame Card

I seem to be on a masculine-theme card kick.

Masculine cards always seem to be a little tricky in the designing.

This idea came to me after creating my Steam Punk Gears card HERE

The embossing technique is pretty much the same, although this card ended up being a Floating Frame card.

You know, the Floating Frame technique, which is all the rage?

Usually, you end up with two cards with the technique, but I actually didn't like how the first of the two turned out.  I learned from that card that you need a lot of pieces (whether it be gears, flowers, butterflies etc) to fill in the frame or it looks empty.  That was the case with the first card which I just tossed.

But, I did really like this second piece.

If you'd like instructions on how to create a Gears Floating Frame Card, please add your name to my mailing list.

I will send you a tutorial in a pdf format as a thank you.

The sign up box is located on the upper right-hand side of this page.

Here's how I created the metallic gears.

  1. Place the Garage Gears Dies on a piece of Champagne Foil paper and cut out using the Big Shot.  Again, for the Floating Frame technique, cut out more gears than you think you'll need.  You'll probably use all of them to fill in spaces.
  2. Sponge Cherry Cobbler ink over the die cuts.  Cover with clear embossing powder and heat emboss using a heat tool.
  3. Dip the edges of the pieces in Versamark and heat emboss using black and copper embossing powders.  Switch powders in different areas so you have a mix of the two colors.

That's it!

You'll have some interesting pieces with a burnished metal look for your masculine-theme projects.

I added the gears frame to a piece of Silver Foil paper which I had stamped and embossed the greeting using black embossing powder.  I added enamel dots to the centers of the gears as well as next to the greeting.

Garage Gears Dies

(coordinates with Geared Up Garage stamp set)

Gears

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Detailed with Love

Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Basic Black, Champagne and Silver Foil Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Garage Gears Dies, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear, black, and copper embossing powders, Adhesive Strips for the Floating Frame, enamel dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

Waterfront Happy Father's Day

Father's DayWaterfront Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Waterfront, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Pool Party

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, 2" circle punch, sponge, button, Linen Thread, Glue Dot

Happy Stampin'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Joe IPA

Joe IPAJoe IPA Masculine Card

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!

This was certainly the case with Joe IPA brewed by 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, OR.

I saw this guy sitting on the steps of his camper, and immediately saw the resemblance to my stepson Josh.

This was the card I created for his recent birthday.

I embossed silver foil paper using the Big Shot and Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder.

I couldn't get the matted aluminum can piece to stay glued to the embossed silver foil paper (I tried Dimensionals and Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.  The piece kept slipping off), so I got out my Crop-a-dile (remember the Crop-a-dile from years back?), and punched holes in the four corners and through the embossed background.   I attached everything together using silver brads.  Then, it held like a charm!

Here's what the beer can looked like before I cut it up.

Love the logo, "Drink Beer Outside."

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Hope you'll give this a try. 

If you do, you'll never look at aluminum cans the same again!

Supplies Used:

Paper: Basic Black, Silver Foil

Accessories: Joe IPA aluminum can, tin snips, crafting scissors, Big Shot, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, Crop-a-dile , silver brads

Happy Stampin'!

2019-2021 In Colors and Butterflies-Sign Up for my June Newsletter

Butterfly sampler

This is an exciting time for Stampin' Up!

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is now live!

This means new stamp sets, new In Colors, new papers, and new accessories!

In my June newsletter, I will celebrate the new 2019-2021 In Colors by pairing them with butterflies from Butterfly Gala and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

Techniques will include Floating Frame, Masking, and an easy Origami Fold.

Want to learn more?

My June 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on June 11.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on June 11, 2019.

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

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

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

2019-2021 In Colors

Pretty in Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococco Rose, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

2019-2020 in colors

Butterfly Gala

Butterfly gala stamp set

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to Golden Afternoon and Flowering Desert

For my final Last Chance shares, I am featuring cards I have created using  Golden Afternoon and Flowering Desert stamp sets found in the Occasions Catalog.

Both of these are retiring on June 3.

Retiring items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

 

Polished stonePolished Stone Golden Afternoon

For this card, I paired Golden Afternoon with the Polished Stone Technique.

This is one of my all-time favorite stamping techniques.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Golden Afternoon

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, and Smoky Slate ink refills, Memento Black

Paper: Basic Black, copper foil, glossy white

Accessories: isopropyl alcohol, cotton ball, Bright Copper Shimmer Paint, Stamparatus

Acrylic blockGolden Afternoon Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

Create stunning, and quick and easy backgrounds using the Acrylic Block Watercolor Technique.

Click here for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Golden Afternoon

Ink: Balmy Blue, Powder Pink, Granny Smith Green, Pacific Point, Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, watercolor

Accessories: Clear-Block "E", spritzer bottle with water, Stamparatus

 

Paper towel backgroundFlowering Desert Paper Towel Background

I often incorporate paper towels that I have used to clean ink off stamp sets in my crafting.

This was the case with the background on this card.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Flowering Desert

Ink:  Granny Smith Green, Gorgeous Grape, Tranquil Tide

Paper: Whisper White,  Gorgeous Grape

Accessories: paper towel, Stamparatus, glue stick, Dimensionals

Golden Afternoon

Golden Afternoon

Flowering Desert

Flowering desert

Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to A Little Wild

Today, I am sharing cards I have created using the cut set, A Little Wild, and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies.

Both of these are retiring on June 3.

Retiring items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

 

Diorma CardA Little Wild Diorama Card

So cute and so simple.

Diorama cards are easy to create.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves and Circle Framelits Dies, water color pencils, aqua painter, baker's twine, glue dots, Delightfully Detailed Faceted Dots, Mini Dimensionals

 

A Little Wild Paper ClipsA Little Wild Paper Clips

Need a quick and fun gift idea?

How about making these paper clip toppers?

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Archival Black (retiring), Stampin' Blends

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive, baker's twine from my stash, glue dots, paper clip

A Little Wild Garden PartyA Little Wild Garden Party with Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

A garden party!

What fun!

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Archival Black, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Old Olive, watercolor pencils, Crushed Curry Marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, acrylic block (not Stampin' Up!), Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Dots, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, baker's twine, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

A Little Wild and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies

A Little Wild Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to Lift Me Up

Today, I am sharing cards I have created using Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies.

Both of these are retiring on June 3.

Retiring items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

Lift Me up emboss and cutLift Me Up Emboss and Cut

Emboss and cut closedLift Me Up Emboss and Cut Closed

Using Embossing Mats with the Big Shot (both retiring), makes it easy to emboss the design on thinlits dies rather than cut them. 

Or do both like I did with the card above.

The Embossing Mats add a whole new level to your creations!

Click Here for How To Instructions in a pdf format

 

Paper towel backgroundLift Me Up Paper Towel Background

Recycle and Reuse!

One of my favorite stamping techniques is incorporating used paper towels in my crafting to create interesting textured backgrounds.

With this card, I paired a paper towel that I used to clean ink off my stamps with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies hot air balloon.

Click this link for How To Instructions

Splattered skySplattered Sky Background

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One of my favorite stamping techniques is creating watercolor backgrounds.

Anytime I find an interesting way to achieve a pretty watercolor background, I'm all in.

The Splattered Watercolor Background is a quick and easy technique, perfect for creating skies, water, landscapes, or abstract backgrounds.

Click Here for the Splattered Sky Background Tutorial in a pdf format

Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up

Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to Pocketful of Sunshine

Today's featured Last Chance stamp set is Pocketful of Sunshine.

(It coordinates with the Pocket Framelits Dies which are not retiring.)

Last Chance items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

If there is something that is retiring that you'd like, please order it soon, as items often go fast.

 

GraduationGraduation Sunglasses

I created this card for the granddaughter of friends who is graduated from high school.

Her school colors were scarlet red and gold, so I thought the Cherry Cobbler and gold glimmer worked well.

I created the greeting in Word, printed it on Whisper White card stock, then cut it down to fit the card.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Sunshine

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer

Accessories: Big Shot, Pocket Framelit Dies, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Mini Dimensionals, computer, printer

 

Jean pocketJean Pocket Faux Denim

Denim sunglassesFaux Denim and Sunglasses

These two cards feature the Faux Denim Technique.

Easy to do and fun!

If you'd like to learn how to do the Faux Denim Technique, please add your name to my mailing list by June 4, 2019, and I will e mail you my tutorial. 

This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions with photos in a pdf format.

Use the Sign Up box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Pocketful of Sunshine acrylic block backgroundAcrylic Block Background

Click for How To Instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Pocketful of Sunshine, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Versamark

Paper: Crushed Curry, copper foil, watercolor paper

Accessories:  Clear Block "E", spritzer bottle with water, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, copper embossing powder

 

Pocketful of Sunshine

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Happy Stampin'!