Sunday, January 29, 2023

January Share It Sunday Blog Hop


Hello stampers,
     I've joined another blog hop with demonstrators around the world, today there is no theme just whatever we are currently working on & want to share. I thought I'd not only share a new stamp set but also a new alphabet die set from the new mini catalog.
     I wasn't really ever a fan of Soft Sea Foam until this past week where I've used it on 3 different cards, it may be a new favorite of mine. I started this card with a layer of Basic White Cardstock & ran it through to die cut using 2 different dies- Stitched Rectangles & the new Alphabet A La Mode (*TIP* line the dies on grid paper or to a ruler then use washi tape or post-it note tape to stick the dies together in one fell swoop) this was then backed by Soft Sea Foam Cardstock that was also die-cut using Stitched Rectangle Dies. For the stamped Basic White Cardstock layer, I used the Lighting The Way Stamp Set by placing all 3 fireflies on one block & then kept turning the block so they weren't moving in the same direction using Highland Heather Ink, then came back to stamp the tail or the lighted part with So Saffron Ink, then backed it with a Soft Sea Foam Cardstock base. I stamped one of the sentiments with Highland Heather Ink then fussy cut it out & popped it up with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals over the Hello die-cut. I also cut out 3 additional small fireflies using the Lighting The Way Dies which were also popped up using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

  
Paper Measurements-
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock:
    • Base – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
    • Layer- 2 1/2 x 3 3/4
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer – 4 x 5 1/4
    • Layer- 2 x 3 1/2
    • Scrap
Follow the links below, to see what inspiring ideas the other demonstrators came up with for this blog hop.
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Friday, January 27, 2023

January Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop


Hello stampers,
     It's been a long time since I joined in on a Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop with demonstrators from around the world in the Crafty Collaborations FB Group. The set in this month's Paper Pumpkin reminds me of an old vintage style stamp set Stampin' Up! carried a long time ago that I loved to use, but the name escapes me at this time.
     I started with Basic White Cardstock & because this card will be for my husband I chose more masculine colors of Basic Black & Poppy Parade than what came in the kit. Once I was done stamping I adhered it to a layer of Poppy Parade Cardstock then a Basic Black Cardstock base. For the sentiment, I die-cut a scrap of Poppy Parade Cardstock with Stitched Rectangle Dies, then stamped the sentiment with Memento Black Ink. I then used the Banners Pick A Punch to punch the ends of a Basic Black Cardstock strip, adhering it to the Poppy Parade piece then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. Lastly, I added 2 Matte Black Dots to either side of the sentiment.


Paper Measurements-
  • Basic Black Cardstock:
    • Base – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
    • Strip- 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock:
    • Layer – 4 x 5 1/4
    • Scrap- 1 x 3 1/4
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer – 3 3/4 x 5
Follow the links below, to see what inspiring ideas the other demonstrators came up with for this blog hop.
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Thursday, January 26, 2023

MMS012323- Two Tone Flora

Hello stampers,
     This week's Mystery Monday Stamping was a real easy one. You can watch Sharon Armstrong's video (clue #1 is below if you wanted to cut everything before watching) HERE
     In the 1st clue she said flowers & leaves would be great, so I chose Two Tone Flora Stamp Set. I also chose 4 ink colors that appear in the DSP that goes with this set- Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Orchid Oasis & Soft Succulent. For the solid flower stamp of each color, I stamped off once before stamping the lined image full strength. For the sentiment, I used Charming Sentiments Stamp Set with Calypso Coral Ink stamped on Basic White Cardstock, this piece was then die-cut at the time using Sentiment Silhouette Dies along with a strip of Orchid Oasis Cardstock & Daffodil Delight Cardstock die-cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies. Once I attached the sentiment to the 2 rectangle layers I popped it up using Stampin' Dimensionals then used the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack to make a bow & attached it with Glue Dots.


Paper Measurements-
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
    • Scrap= 1 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Orchid Oasis Cardstock:
    • Layer – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock:
    • Layer – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Dainty Delight Thank You

Hello stampers,
     I'm sharing a fun fold idea that I got from a fun fold video by Jackie Bolhuis, you can view it HERE. I've fallen a little behind on her videos to make my fun fold templates, so I'm trying to catch up.
     For measurements & instructions please follow the link above. I chose to use Rich Razzleberry Cardstock since I haven't used that color in a long time, along with Basic White Cardstock. For the DSP I chose to use Dainty Flowers from Sale-A-Bration. On the Basic White Cardstock, I stamped the sentiment & the 2 of the floral stamps from the Dainty Delight Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink then colored the florals using Rich Razzleberry (retired) & Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Packs.
     
     This is what the card looks like as you flip the middle panel up, before opening it fully up.
     This is fully open, I left the inside blank at least for now as I tend to write big & not sure how much room I will have for any other stamping or paper.


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