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July 2019

See a Silhouette Garden Party Sign

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Garden party

We have a platform with steps going down towards the creek that runs through our property.  It was here when we moved in 9 years ago.  It's kind of odd, and the placement on the property is a little strange, but we've grown to like it.  We don't use the steps, so every summer, I plant flowers in pots and place them on the steps.  Mixed in is my collection of quirky metal yard art animals. 

This year, I thought to myself, "this looks like the critters have gathered for a garden party."

So, I thought I needed to create a little garden party sign.

I spray painted a piece of scrap wood.  Then, I cut out the letters and butterflies out of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper using my Big Shot, Large Letters and Butterfly Dies.

I glued them to the wood using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, then sprayed a sealant over the whole thing.

My husband attached the sign to the bottom step using screws.

Easy and fun!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Today is the Final Day of Bonus Days

Bonus Days

Today and tomorrow are the final days to take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion.
Through July 31, 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
 
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Happy Stampin'!

Perennial Essence 5 Minute Cards

Perennial Essence

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Sometimes you just need a quick card.

I created these 5 minute cards by using the pretty designs in the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Paper:  Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

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'!