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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All Snowed In!

Did I ever mention that I love snow days? Being forced to spend a whole day inside during a blizzard leaves me with plenty of free time to stamp. This set uses one of my favorite stamp sets from the Idea Book and Catalog, Artistic Etchings and Tiny Tags.

Now that the Holidays are winding down, I am thinking ahead to Valentine's Day and this set would make a perfect gift item. If you would like to make one of your own, you can join me on January 22nd for the class. Class begins at 1:00 and the cost is $12. In this class I will show you some uses for the new Stampin' Up! Distressing Kit. Paper supplies are included in the cost, but please bring your basic kit plus a bone folder, Glue Dots and Sticky Stip Adhesive. A printed tutorial will be available so you can recreate this project at home.

Sale-A-Bration begins the following week, so I will have some sneak peek items on hand, as well as the new Mini-Catalogs. Order both stamp sets, plus the distressing kit used to make this project and choose a free Stamp Set or Accessory from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Can't wait to see you at class!

Call me to reserve your space and for more details!

Friday, December 17, 2010

One More Pink Christmas Card

Pink Christmas Cards are among my favorites! This card was CASEd but when I tried to go back and find it, I couldn't locate the original. If you're stopping by to visit and it's yours, please "lay claim"!!

Christmas Cards

It might not look like much in this picture, but this card is stunning with Santa's hat completed in red glitter. Santa was stamped using the Jolly Old St. Nick Stamp Set, the candy cane is found in the Bingo Bits Stamp Set, and the verse comes from Just Believe.

This snowman is also one of the images in the Jolly Old St. Nick set. The snowflakes come from the Northern Flurry Die and are covered in silver glitter from the Fine Galaxy Glitter collection. Doesn't it all fit so well with the Marina Mist color scheme and the Tinsel Trim?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Recordable Accordion Album

How do you make the most adorable Accordion Album ever?

First you start with a cute kid:

Have her (him or them) say something especially adorable! Next use a piece of 5 ½ x 4 ¼ Card Stock and estimate where the play button will be when you adhere this sheet to your card, and adhere a Big Designer Button over the play button. Stamp “Push Here” above the button using the Got Merry Stamp Set and a marker. Adhere to the inside of the card using Sticky Strip:

Score one 8 ½ x 5 ½ piece of paper at 4 ¼ and 4 ½. Adhere it to the outside of the card. One side will be a little short for the card, make sure this side is on the front, cover it with the second piece of 5 ½ x 4 ¼ cardstock:

Adhere two 8 ½ x 5 ½ pieces together accordion style. Adhere the accordion strip to the inside cover of the card. Sponge the white edges with matching ink:

Embellish as desired:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Season of Peace

You might notice a theme among my holiday cards each year - I love Pink Christmas Cards! They have a bit of a contemporary feel to them, and even though I love the vintage look when it comes to the holidays, I guess it's a little bit of wild and crazy that's sort of fun!

I used the Vintage Wall Paper Embossing folder, Platinum Shimmer Paint for the Dove, and stamped the image in Mambo Melon.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Quick Tuesday Tutorial

This is one of the most recent cards made at Cindyrae's Stamp Club. This is called an emerging color technique.

First you would stamp an image or your verse onto your card stock. We used Presto Patterns Specialty Paper. This DSP comes already embossed, and you can add the colors of your choice using sponges, spray bottles, etc.

Here I stamped Peace On Earth in Soft Suede. The next step is to stamp a larger image over the image you want to show through in Versamark ink and emboss using Clear Embossing Powder with your heat tool. Lastly you would cover your entire image in a contrasting ink color. I used the Silver Foil Smooch Spray liberally here, then rubbed in the color using a sponge. You could also use a brayer and ink pad instead of spray and a sponge, it's really up to you and the tools you have on hand.

Hope you enjoyed this card and directions today. Have a great day!