Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cool Colors for Winter

A trio of blue and green hues make for a fun and funky cool winter color combo.  It's brought to you by our happy Hand Stamped Sentiments blog.  Check out how the rest of the Design Team have worked this color challenge by jumping over to our website.  

I thought it would be fun to use a few new goodies I received the other day.  On the top of wish list of new goodies was the Celebrations Duo TIEF Set and the coordinating Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.  When these two products were demoed at Onstage I was TOTALLY wowed by them.
First I embossed the "celebrate" and then I stamped over the debossed word with one of the images from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.  Right after stamping I painted the images with plain water to blend it out a bit and make it appear like I had done some watercoloring.
The extra embellishments include Metallic Shapes and 3/8" Metallic Ribbon.  It's new ribbon that will be offered during Sale-a-Bration.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

O' Succulent Tree

Hello stamp friends.  It's that time again when get together for a Monday Montage Hop.  For this hop I have decided to share a tree of succulents, rhinestones, and pearls.  I stamped a variety of of succulents from the Oh So Succulent stamp set and watercolored them with pale inks and an Aqua Painter.  Once they were dry I hand cut them out and futzed around until I decided to arrange them into a Christmas tree shape.  I think it makes a sweet Springtime wedding card with a nod to the Holiday season.

Friday, December 9, 2016

TGIF #85 Sketch Gone Wrong?

I have said this before that "when I play along with sketch challenges I do them from memory."  I study and get a good idea of the layout and then go to my stampin' space and get to creating.  So, once I finished my card for this week's TGIF #85 challenge and was uploading my photo I noticed I botched up the sketch.  I did make a take on the portrait layout, but I rotated it to a landscape orientation.
All season I have been using up my Warmth and Cheer DSP.  I still have some left, but I was in need of a change, something different that would still be cool and perfect for the holiday, yet not green and red plaids.  Check out how fun the A Little Foxy DSP works up in a Christmas card; it's fresh and light and has fit the bill for me.
What do you think?

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's a Creation Station Wrap Up!

Oh don't get me wrong, we are not wrapping up the Creation Station Blog Hops.  As a Design Team we're wrapping up gifts for the season and sharing our pretty packages with you.
 In the Holiday Catalog you can find White Gift Boxes that are food safe and come with acetate sleeves that give a great glimmering shine and finish to each box.
 For this box the star of the show is the adorable poofy bow.  It's quite simple to make.  It's three circles that are folded and clipped and then fastened together.  Later in the week I will have photo tutorial to show you exactly how to make them.

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut the tag for the box which I stamped with the Peaceful Pines set.  I actually love all the glimmer paper.  In small bits I think it works and since it's the Holidays a bit more sparkle is totally okay ;0) 
 A trio of banner tags are perfect for decorating the Petite Cafe Bags.  I cut 2" wide strips of Warmth and Cheer DSP and Very Vanilla card stock which I notched out with the Triple Banner Punch.  For the gift tag I stamped the "happy heart" image from the Suite Seasons stamp set which I inked up with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers.
 The Petite Cafe Bags in the Annual Catalog are super cool.  They have a coated lining that is perfect for cookies or goodies.  My favorite part of my decorated bag is the bow.  Want to make one?  They are super easy.  Just cut six to eight 3 1/2" to 4" pieces of ribbon in a variety of colors and styles and tie them together.  To give this bow a bit more visual scale I added a crumpled doily and a Cherry Cobbler oval.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by to check out a few packaging ideas.  For me shopping for gifts is fun, but wrapping them and making them all jazzed up and pretty is what I love best.  Your next stop along the hop with with Denita.  She has some seriously awesome stampin' skills--enjoy!

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For some reason I cannot get the button to work.  I have tried five times, deleting and starting over, but it just won't work.  So, click on her name not on the "next" button and you will get there!