Saturday, July 18, 2015

Team Stamp It's Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!

Aloha and welcome to Team Stamp It's Designer Series Paper Blog Hop! This month's hop will show case several of Stampin' Up!s beautiful Designer Series Papers. Not only are the designs beautiful, but the papers have designs on both sides and I just love that the paper colors coordinate with the ink pads--"Easy Peasy" no guessing!! 

Now, if you are already on our hop, you have arrived from Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's fabulous blog. If you are just starting, click the next or previous buttons at the end of my blog to navigate youur way throughout the hop.

One of my favorite things to do with Designer Series Paper is to make gift bags. For today's hop, I have decided to create a gift bag set using the Sweet Lil'l Things Designer Series Paper. The bag is so easy to make and the perfect size to hold a gift for baby. 

To make the bag, all you need is 2 sheets of 12 x 12 Designer Series paper, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Tear & Tape Adhesive and a pair of scissors  (Scroll down for directions). For the gift tag and card, I used the Made With Love Stamp Set in the coordinating Watermelon Wonder ink and card stock. Both the gift tag and card is accented with the Sweet Lil'l Thing Washi Tape which matches perfectly with the Sweet Lil'l Things DSP. The Made with Love Stamp Set also coordinates with Baby's First Framlits---Sure saves on fussy cutting!!

Directions to make the gift bag:

1) You will need 2 identical sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Sheet A: Score 3"  on three sides of your 12 x 12 DSP. On the 4th side Score at 2". Do the same for sheet B.

2) Using your bone folder, make your creases on all score lines.

3)  Cut sheet A as follows. (Your 2" fold mark should be at the top).

4) Cut sheet B as follows (Your 2" fold mark should be at the top). Save the cut out flaps. I used them to make my card :).

5.  Cut a piece of card slightly less then 3" x 6". Make sure the wrong side of the print is facing you. The card board adds extra support for the bottom of the bag.

6. Use a strong adhesive like Tear and Tape and adhere B to A. (Make sure wrong side of print of both B & A are facing you,

7. Fold down the 2" folds. Place adhesive to the edges of sheet A and sheet B to form and close up your bag. Put adhesive on the flaps to adhere it to the side of the bag.

8. Cut 2 pieces of  Venetian Crochet Trim about 18" long. Use your Crop-A-Dile or hole punch and punch holes on the top of your bag for the handle. Put the ends of the Trim though the holes and tie a knot....and there you have it.

For the Gift Tag: 
Cut a 2" strip of Watermelon Wonder Card Stock to however long you want your tag. I punched the top with the Scallop Topper. Added Washi Tape to the top and bottom of the tag. I measured the space between the washi tape and cut a piece of Watermelon Wonder card stock. I then ran that through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and glued it to the tag. I stamped the image onto Vanilla card stock using Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink and ran it through the Big Shot using Baby's First Framlits. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the tag. Attach the tag to the gift bag using Gold Metalic Thread.

For the Card:
Card Base; 4 1/4"  x 11" Watermelon Wonder
1st Layer 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Very Vanilla
2nd Layer 4" x 5 1/4" Watermelon Wonder (run through Big Shot using Decorative Dots)
Washi Tape top and bottom edge of the 2nd layer.
Focal Point: Cut a piece of Very Vanilla 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Layer a piece of Watermelon Wonder cut 3 1/8" x 3 1/8". Glue your piece of 3" x 3" DSP scrap from your gift bag. Stamp your image on Very Vanilla. Use Baby's First Framlit to cut out imatge.
Greeting: Stamp greeting in Watermelon Wonder and punch using the Word Window Punch. Punch oval punch in Watermelon Wonder. Punch Scallop Oval in Very Vanilla. layer all three pieces and adhere to card with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Full List of supplies:

Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial....I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think. Now head on over to Linda Cullen's Crafty Stampin's blog to see her fabulous design.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Guy Greetings Stamp It! Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to Team Stamp It's Mantown Theme Blog Hop! The month of June is a perfect time to create your masculine focus projects. We hope that our Blog Hop will give you great ideas and inspiration. As you hop thru, please be sure to leave comments and let us know what you think.

You should of just arrived from Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's Crafts By Happy Stamper's awesome project. If you just landed here - Welcome! You can navigate throughout the hop by clicking the "Next" and "Previous" buttons. Now without further is my project:

A set of cards using Stampin' Up!'s Guys Greetings Stamp Set. Here is a closer look at each card that I created:

This fun card has a little embossing done with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder. Note that I did not emboss the entire 1st layer of card stock. It's embossed about 3/4 of the way down. It gave the card a little bit character.

Project number 2 I used the anchor image and did several layering to emphasize the focal image.

My third and last project was super fun to make! Several multi-layered images and my favorite -- the muscle man!!....Ha Ha So cool!!  Hope you enjoyed projects. Please leave a comment -- would love to hear from you! Now, it's time to hop on over to Liz Miller's Stampin' with Liz blog. Enjoy the hop!

Here is the full supply list:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Watercolor Father's Day Card With The Wetlands Stamp Set

Hello Stampers!

Today I am sharing with you a Father's Day card that I made for my DH. This card is made with the fancy fold called the "Center Step Up" fold. I'll have a template on how to cut and score later in my post. The stamped image is stamped using the Wetlands Stamp Set (one of my favorite and so glad it got carried over to the new catalog).  I stamped the image using Stazon because I decided I was going to do a little water coloring. I used my Aqua Painter and did the water coloring around the bird and a bit of color was added to his feathers. The designer series paper comes from the Bohemian DSP. The greeting comes from Stampin' Up!'s Guy Greetings and stamped in Early Espresso. I think it came out pretty cool and I hope that my DH will like it.

Here is the template with the cutting and score lines:

First, your card stock needs to be cut at 4 1/4" x 11. The cut between the 1" mark and the 6 1/2" mark is 1" from the top of your card stock. Once your cutting and scoring is complete, "mountain" fold at the 1" score line and "valley" fold and the 2" score line.

Supply list to make this card:

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board with 2015-2017 In Colors and Butterfly Basics

Hi Stampers!

I will be having a another stamping event next week and decided to make these adorable table favors. With the release of the NEW 2015-2016 Annual Catalog, I decided to feature the NEW 2015-2017 In Colors. So why not incorporate the two ideas and make these gift bags. The gift bags were made with the NEW Gift Bag Punch Board #135862. Later in my post I will show you how simple it is to use the punch board so you can create your very own. I dressed these bags us with the newly released Envelop Paper #138312 and stamped the butterflies using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and die cut them with Butterflies Thinlit dies (purchase them as a bundle and save 15%). It was quick to assemble and 50 of them in less then 2 hours.

Here you can see each bag:

Mint Macaron

Delightful Dijon

Cucumber Crush

Watermelon Wonder

Tip Top Taupe

Here is a quick video on how quick and easy it is to create the gift bags.....

Here is the supply list to make these adorable gift bags:

Hope you enjoyed today's share!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper and Watercolor Words

Hi Stampers!

Summer is in full swing here in Hawaii. Boys are in their summer activities and my refrigerator and cabinets are stocked....boy did I forget how it was to have pre-teen growing boys in the home. It's only the middle of June and I have already have to do two runs to our neighborhood COSTCO to stock up---oh well, boys will be boys.

Here is my card share for you today. I love the cheerful colors that are in the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper. The Tangerine Tango on this DSP is striking but soooo cool! I did a little embossing on the 1st layer of the card just to add a bit of a "pop". The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Words stamp set. It's really a fun set to have and I will be sharing more cards made using that stamp set. List of supplies used will be at the bottom of this post.

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Supplies to create this card:

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015-2017 In Color Thank You Note Cards

Hi Stampers!

Today's project are my customer "thank you" cards".  I decided to play with Stampin' Up!'s  NEW 2015-2017 In Colors (I am absolutely loving them) and use the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set  along with it's coordinating Butterflies Thinlit Dies. Great thing about this stamp set and coordinating thinlits is when you purchase them together as a bundle, you get 15% bundle saving!!....Cool Deal!! Theses are really simple note cards to make with easy stamping and layering with the die cuts.

Here are closeup pictures with each new In-Color:

Delightful Dijon

Tip Top Taupe

Cucumber Crush

Mint Macaron

Watermelon Wonder

Supply List to make your very own 2015-2017 In Color Thank You Note Cards:

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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Open Sea

Hi Stampers!

Today's feature is a masculine card just in time for Father's Day. I had so much fun making this card. Count the different shapes that is used in this card?  Isn't that so cool? To make this card, I used The Open Sea Stamp Set and the sponging technique (sponging around the outer edge of the images). The sponging gives a little "pop" to the image and makes it stand out. The first layer of the card is embossed using the Triangles Embossing Folder. Hope you enjoyed today's masculine card share!

Supplies used to make this card: