Monday, October 15, 2018

50th Anniversary featuring Beautiful Promenade

The Hand of Man craft show is coming very soon, and as I was checking my inventory I realized that I needed a 50th wedding anniversary card.
I used the Beautiful Promenade stamp set with its coordinating "Beautiful Layers framelits " in a gold/Very Vanilla color scheme to make this 50th Anniversary card.

  • three flowers, and 6 leaves were embossed with gold embossing powder  on Shimmer White card stock and die cut.
  • they were arranged on a Very Vanilla layer embossed with the Tufted Embossing folder.

  • The edges of this layer was die cut using the shaping framelit and then mounted on a 4 by 5 1/4" piece of gold foil with the corners rounded with the corner rounder punch.
  • Some 1/2" gold edged Very Vanilla ribbon was placed around the lower half of this layer below the flowers and a bow added to the left side.

  • The number "50" were die cut from a Junior alphabet set that is now retired.  The rest of the sentiment from "Best Birds" was gold embossed on Very Vanilla and matted with gold foil.
  • gold rhinestones were added to the center of each flower.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Beautiful Promenade, Best Birds
Inks:  Versa Mark
Papers:  Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Gold embossing folder, Beautiful Layers thinlet dies, 1/2" gold rimmed very vanilla ribbon, gold rhinestones, junior alphabet die (retired), dimensionals, Tufted embossing folder.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Holiday Catalogue Open House - what a day!

Yesterday's Open House was an unqualified success - perhaps not in the number of people who dropped in, but because of the wonderful work done by my team to get ready for the event.

So for today's post I want to celebrate their work.

Each team member selected a stamp set from the catalogue and they were challenged to create as many different cards, items etc using the stamp set. These items were to be displayed artistically.

The results are as follows:

Pam - Santa's Workshop


Marci - Happiness & Cheer

Maria - Winter Woods

I also put together a display promoting classes

My team did a wonderful job don't you think?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Altered Legal Pad using Holiday Catalogue products - SUO Challenge #209

I think this Holiday catalogue is one of my favourite one so far.  Many of the stamp sets and/or other products work together so well.

Making 3D items or altering existing objects is one of my favourite activities, so it was natural that for the challenge with SUO Challenges  this week  I use products(s) from the current Holiday Catalogue, alter a legal pad.

  • Crumb Cake card stock 10 1/2 by 8 1/8".  Score 5 1/16 and 5 3/8"
  • Cajun Craze 4 3/4 by 7 7/8"
  • Whisper White 4 1/2" by 7 5/8"
  • Top of Legal Pad Cajun Craze 5 by 3"  Score at  1 1/2 and 1 3/4
  • Adhere a piece of 5/8" Striped  Burlap ribbon to the lower edge.
  • Adhere to top of legal pad with longer piece on back.Adhere entire legal pad to inside of Crumb Cake cover

Whisper White Art Piece:
  • I designed the front of his Altered Legal Pad in 2 sections - an upper and lower - using mainly The Winter Wood stamp set.
  • Upper  On a lightly brayered Balmy /blue sky I stamped the 5 tree image in Early Espresso. just slightly off center.  The shadows at the base were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.

  • On the right side the strand of birch tree branches were stamped with Soft Suede ink against a lightly brayered Balmy Blue sky.
  • Beside it, on the left, the larger pine tree was stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink.
  • Below both I stamped the shadows in a mixture of Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake.
  • On a separate piece of Whisper White one of the deer from Deer Splendor was embossed with gold embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies/framelits.
  • This die cut deer was adhered in front of the Pine tree.
  • The sentiment, from Country Home, was embossed with Pewter embossing powder on Whisper White,  die cut using the Stitched Seasons framelits, and then adhered over the bunch of birches. Small pine cones from Winter Woods were stamped with Soft Suede on either side of the sentiment.

To separate the two sections, I adhered a strip of 5/8" striped Burlap ribbon.  On the left side a separate piece of this ribbon is folded in half, the ends cut at an angle at different lengths and then adhered to the left side using glue dots.  On top of this angled ribbon I add a leaf embellishment.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Winter Woods, Dashing Deer, Country Home
Inks:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Versa Mark, Balmy Blue
Papers:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, Pewter embossing powder, Stitched Season framelits,  Detailed Deer Thinlet framelits, 5/8" striped Burlap ribbon, Leaf embellishment. Lined legal pad, Brayer

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dandelion Get Well Wishes

Well, just when I thought I was ready for the Hand of Man crafts show the end of the month I realize I don't have very many "Get Well" cards.

Here are a few I made:

On a thick Whisper White card stock top fold card base, I stamped Dandelion fluff all around the edge of the card before adding the art piece.
In the middle of the art piece I used the stamparatus to stamp the Bokeh Dots in Highland Heather ink.  The Dandelion was black embossed on the left; the sentiment on the lower right.
This art piece was matted with Highland Heather card stock and some white polka dot tulle ribbon tied around the bottom.
It was then added to the card front.
Some mauve sequins (non SU) were added randomly to the front.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Dandelion Wishes, Bokeh Dots
Inks:  Versa Mark, Highland Heather
Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Highland Heather
Accessories:  Black embossing powder, White polka dot tulle ribbon, non SU sequins

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