Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Best Things in Life Wooden Sign

The Best Things in Life is approximately 11" wide x 21" high.  This is a real wood product and like all things in nature each piece will have its own distinctive color tones, lines, knots and imperfections. No two pieces are identical.  The saying/font/design will be the same.  More info on my FB page.  Hope you will follow along for updates by "Liking" my Here’s Your Sign Facebook page. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

April 2018 You are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Had a lot of fun with this kit. It came with 20, 3 x 3 cards with matching envelopes and 4 gift boxes.  I don’t make small cards nor do I make boxes.  I still have lots of parts and pieces left over to make more cards if I want.  I ended up with 27 cards, three of each design!  That is a lot!

These are the extras I used for my alternatives.  All other items were supplied in the April 2018 You are my anchor Paper Pumpkin kit.
Card 1 of 9 alternative. 
CS: Pool Party, Island Indigo.
Ink: Island Indigo.
Card 1 of 9 alternative. 

Card 2 of 9 alternatives
Stamp: Watercolor Wash.
CS: Calypso Coral, White.
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral.
Extras: ¾” circle punch.
Card 2 of 9 alternatives

Card 3 of 9 alternatives
CS: Island Indigo, Gold Foil, White
Ink: Pool Party Island Indigo.
Extras: 1-3/8” circle punch, linen thread, Pool Party ribbon, rhinestone, toothbrush to splatter.
Card 3 of 9 alternatives
Card 4 of 9 alternatives
CS: Island Indigo, Gold Foil, white.
Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo.
Extras: rhinestone, 2” circle punch, Calypso Coral marker, Island Indigo marker, 1/8” hole punch.
Card 4 of 9 alternatives
Card 5 of 9 alternatives
Stamp: July 2017 Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin.
CS: White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Gold Foil.
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo.
Extras: Seaside EF, Banner Punch, rhinestone.
Card 5 of 9 alternatives
Card 6 of 9 alternatives
Stamp: High Tide.
CS: Pool Party, White.
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo.
Extras: rhinestone, Pool Party glitter ribbon, embroidery thread.

Card 6 of 9 alternatives

Card 7 of 9 alternatives
Stamp: July 2016 What a Gem Paper Pumpkin.
CS: Pool Party Island Indigo.
Ink: Pool Party Island Indigo, Calypso Coral.
Extras: 1/2” circle punch, rhinestone, Tangerine Tango baker’s twine, Seaside EF, toothbrush to splatter.
Card 7 of 9 alternatives

Card 8 of 9 alternatives
Stamp: Beautiful You.
CS: Calypso Coral.
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral.
Extras: rhinestone, stitched shapes framelits.
Card 8 of 9 alternatives

Card 9 of 9 alternatives
CS: Island Indigo, Gold Foil.
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo.
Extras: stitched shapes framelits, rhinestone, Tangerine Tango baker’s twine.
Card 9 of 9 alternatives

Here is what came in the kit:

What is Paper Pumpkin?
An all-inclusive paper crafting kit arriving in your snail mailbox every month.
Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets.
Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
Getting together with friends to craft every month.
Project designs vary each month.
Live in Canada? You can order the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions by subscribe HERE.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Follow Your Arrow Wooden Sign

Follow Your Arrow is approximately 12” wide x 9” high.
I glued strips of oak plywood (with particle board core) together for this sign.  It has a twine hanger for easy hanging.  Flicked with some black paint.  More info on my FB page.  Hope you will follow along for updates by "Liking" my Here’s Your Sign Facebook page. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Succulent Mother’s Day Card - One Hour Card Class 060 - OHCC060

Stamps: Oh So Succulent, Gorgeous Grunge, Something to Say.

Cardstock: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, White.

Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss.

Tools: Woodgrain EF, Succulent Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes oval, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, sponges, 4” doily, Tombow adhesive, pearls.

Wow Nola’s has an excellent video on coloring these.

Stamp the splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Crumb Cake ink across the bottom of card front.  Run Crumb Cake cardstock through the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Rip one long edge.  Cut a 4” doily in half.  Pounce your sponge across the top with Crumb Cake ink.   Adhere to card front.

Stamp and die cut the images on white cardstock with Blackberry Bliss ink.

Die cut the six flowers from the Succulent Framelits Dies in Old Olive cardstock.

Stamp the splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on all the flowers.  Ink your sponge with Crumb Cake ink.  Drag your sponge from the center to the end of each petal, creating streaks.  Repeat for all flowers. 

Lightly sponge all the petal tips with Blackberry Bliss.

With the bottom end of the piercing tool, press the centers of the large flower pieces in a circular motion until the petals pop up. Glue these three flowers together using Tombow adhesive.  Apply pressure in the center with the bottom end of the piercing tool.

For the 3 little flowers, simply press each center with the bottom end of the piercing tool as they are pretty delicate to with stand the circular motion.  Glue these three flowers together using Tombow adhesive.  Apply pressure in the center with the bottom end of the piercing tool.

Glue the two groups of flowers together, applying pressure in the center with the bottom end of the piercing tool.

Lay the flower on the card front.  Adhere the phrase, leaves and roses in a pleasing manner.  Add pearls.

Decorate a white panel for the inside of the card.

Decorate an envelope with stamped images. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

It’s All About the Base Wooden Sign

Did you notice that the L’s in the word all are baseball bats?  Cute eh?  It’s All About that Base is approximately 6” wide x 11” high.  Comes ready to hang with a Saw tooth hanger on the back.  More info on my FB page.  Hope you will follow along for updates by "Liking" my Here’s Your Sign Facebook page. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Sprinkled with Love Alternative

Yes, I am a year behind on some of my Paper Pumpkins!  Shame! Shame!  Round cards just aren’t my style, I much prefer regular shaped cards.  The donuts are fairly big too, so this months Sprinkled with Love Paper Pumpkin kit was a real struggle for alternatives for me.  Off to Pinterest I went.  My oh my!  What smart people there are out there!  Before I knew it, I had 21 cards, 3 of each design done! I cut the donuts in half and away I went!  Since the square envelopes weren’t going to work for my cards, I cut and used some of them in my cards too.

Contains supplies for 9 round cards and envelope bags: 6 donut card bases, 3 circle card bases, 9 printed kraft envelopes, 12 printed frosting sheets, 6 die-cut frosting stickers, 2 sheets heart and circle stickers, 2 sheets die-cut banners. 1 sheet die-cut flowers, 50 adhesive-backed sequins, 50 adhesive-backed pearls, 11 yds gold/vanilla twine, 25 dimensionals, 200 adhesive dots, Sprinkled with Love stamp set, Soft Suede ink spot.
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Calypso Coral, Powder Pink (new 2017-2019 In Color), So Saffron, Very Vanilla. 

Card 1 of 7

The only thing I used extra on this card was Calypso Coral cardstock and Calypso Coral ink.  I stamped the background with the sprinkles stamp included in the kit using Calypso Coral ink.

Card 2 of 7

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Gold foil, Soft Sky.

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Versamark, Soft Sky.

Tools: gold sequins, 3/8” metallic glitter tape, gold embossing powder.

Dies: Stitched Shapes framelits – I stamped the background of this with the sprinkles, Butterflies Thinlits.

Card 3 of 7

I had already thrown the negative sheet to the frosting in the garbage when I stumbled across this card on Pinterest.  Unfortunately, there was no blog address on it.  It is watermarked with a name, but I can’t really make it out – possibly Cheryll Stalate.  Anyways, great use of this piece. 

To create the bee hive, I swiped my ink pad across the sticker panel until I got the color I wanted, then I repeated on a scrap of white cardstock; peeled the sticker off and mounted it to my colored white scrap.  I then cut around them.  I cut 6 bees per card.  I adhered 3 of them to the card then added dimensionals to the remaining 3.

Cardstock: White, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gold foil.

Ink: So Saffron, Soft Suede.

Tools: Honeycomb embossing folder.

Dies: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Card 4 of 7

This was a total CASE of Sunn Stammpin’s card minus the washi tape.  I cannot find the original post but HERE is her blog.

Stamps: Jar of Love (2017/18, Dragonfly Dreams (2017/18).

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Sky Blue.

Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Soft Suede marker, Crumb Cake, So Saffron marker.

Tools: doily, Honeycomb embossing folder, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon.

Dies: Layering circles framelits, Petals and more Thinlits (Occasions 2018).

Card 5 of 7

I used Calypso Coral cardstock on this card.  I stamped a few more sprinkles to the donut using Calypso Coral ink.

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents (2014/15), 1/8” circle

Card 6 of 7

I only used Soft Suede and So Saffron to create the cupcake.  For the first image, I stamped the ink off twice; the second image was stamped off once and the third image was full strength.  I did add some pink sprinkles to the frosting, but it doesn’t really show.  Really had to hold my tongue just right to fit the scallop circle!

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake (017/18).

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron.

Ink: So Saffron, Powder Pink.

Tools: Softly Falling embossing folder, baker’s twine.

Dies: Spellbinders scallop circles, Stitched shapes framelits, Cupcake Cutouts framelits.

Card 7 of 7

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Powder Pink.

Ink: Soft Suede (included in kit).

Tools: Stylish Stripes embossing folder.

Punches/Dies: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, 2-3/8” scallop punch.

So, if you haven’t gotten on the Paper Pumpkin parade yesterday, I encourage you to give it a try.  Just sign up on or before the 10th of the month to get the next month’s kit.  Your first order comes with an acrylic stamp block so you can mount the stamps.  Everything you need to make the kit is included in your Paper Pumpkin Box.  Click HERE to sign up today!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Embossing Paste - One Hour Card Class 062 - OHCC062

Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Cardstock: white, Tranquil Tide.

Ink: Tranquil Tide.

Tools: bone folder, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Embossing Paste, palette knife, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, rhinestones.

Dies: Butterflies Thinlits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits.

This card was my inspiration! I stamped the fern before adding the embossing paste.  Stamp, die cut, sponge edges and curl the wings of the butterflies. Then add rhinestones.

Stamp phrase and adhere to inside of card. 

Decorate the envelope with stamped images..

If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.
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