Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Easel Hat Card

Spring Hat Easel CardEasel Hat Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you have a great day!

This Easel Hat card was featured in my April Fresh Ideas Newsletter.

A  tutorial is included in the newsletter with full instructions and color photos in a pdf format.

It's not too late to receive your own tutorial.

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the sign-up box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page by May 18th, 2020.

You will receive the tutorial in an e mail soon after you sign up.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

Beautiful You-Stamping on Ceramic Tiles

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic Tiles

Stamping on ceramic tiles is one of my all-time favorite techniques!

These make great gifts and are good for an "anything but a card" theme. 

This would be a great idea for Mother's Day.

Or how about for an upcoming bridal or baby shower?

Colors could easily be chosen to match the theme of the party!

The technique is easy to do!

You will first need to purchase the tiles.  These can be found at any home improvement store for very little cost.

There are many varieties in many sizes, but I find that unglazed tiles work the best.  

Great tiles to use for this technique are tumbled marble which can be found at your local hardware store.  These tiles are often pitted which provides interest.

I purchased a shrink wrapped bundle of 9 tumbled marble tiles at our local Ho** De*** for about 10.00.

After removing the shrink wrap, I wiped all sides of the tiles with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.

Once the tiles dried completely, I was ready to start.

I simply stamped the "dancing girl" image and greeting from the stamp set Beautiful You using Stazon ink.

Stazon works well because it is permanent and will not smear. 

If you don't have Stazon, you could use an archival ink.  This should work ok because you will be sealing the tiles at the end anyway.

I then colored in the dress and hat using regular dye based Stampin' Up! Write Markers and set them aside to dry completely.

Stampin' Blends would work also.

This was the fun part.  Mixing and matching colors to create a colorful outfit. 

I found that my favorites were the images colored in bright pinks and blues

Experimenting is half the fun!

Once the marker ink was dry, I sprayed them with a clear acrylic matte sealant to seal in the inks. 

When using the sealant, be sure to follow the directions for use, especially spraying in a well-ventilated area.

The sealant will dry fairly quickly.  And now your tiles should be water resistant!

To protect any furniture that these tiles may be placed on from scratching, I added some fun foam "feet" to the bottom of each.  I simply cut the fun foam down to size (the tiles are approx 4"x4", so the fun foam was cut to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") and then attached it to the bottom of the tile using a spray adhesive.

  Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic Tile

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic Tile

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic Tile

Easy, easy and a perfect gift. 

 

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Beautiful You (retiring)

Ink: Black Stazon, various markers

Accessories: tumbled marble tiles, matte sealant, fun foam, spray adhesive

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Bloomin' Flowers Garden Glove

Garden glove

This spring-inspired bloomin' flowers garden glove card is one of the featured projects included in my April 2020 Newsletter.

As the Corona Virus runs its course, we are being encouraged to stay home.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this bloomin' flowers garden glove?

This card would be perfect for a birthday, thank you, Mother's Day, or just thinking of you!

I have FREE instructions for you!

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page anytime in April 2020.

You'll receive my April Newsletter via e mail with the  instructions for the garden glove card.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

Purple Faux Denim Pocketful of Happiness

Purple faux denim

This spring-inspired faux denim card is one of the featured projects included in my April 2020 Newsletter.

As the Corona Virus runs its course, we are being encouraged to stay home.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this purple faux denim pocket card?

This card would be perfect for a birthday, thank you, Mother's Day, or just thinking of you!

I have FREE instructions for you!

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page anytime in April 2020.

You'll receive my April Newsletter via e mail with the  instructions for the faux denim pocket card.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

 

 

 
Happy Stampin'!

April Fresh Ideas-Spring Hats


Spring Hat Easel CardSpring Hat Easel Card

Container hat open and closedContainer Hat, perfect for holding candy or small trinkets

 

Cloche spring hatsCloche Spring Hats

"Life is a party.

Dress like it."

-Audrey Hepburn

Spring is here! Let's celebrate by getting out our best spring hats!

How about creating spring hat cards too?

  Perfect for Mother's Day, bridal and baby showers, and birthdays.

  The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My April Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature a collection of spring hats shown above.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 2:00 pm (MST) on April 22, 2020. 

This will coincide with the release of the retiring stamp sets and accessories from the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual and Spring Mini Catalogs.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in April 2020 to receive this tutorial 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!

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!