Thursday, December 18, 2014

DOstamper STARS Challenge #112

Happy Thursday!!  The countdown to Christmas is on.  Can you believe that Christmas is only a week away - yikes!!  This week we are featuring a Sketch Pad Challenge.

I really wanted to make my own Christmas tags this year.  This sketch challenge was just the inspiration I needed to get my tags done.

I started with a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I then added a 1/2" strip of DSP from the Trim the Tree Paper Stack.  These tags were a great way for me to use up some of my scraps.  For this tag I added the Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon tied with Linen Thread .

Here are some more of my tags.  You can use any stamps, trims, washi tape, etc. you have available.  No sense saving this stuff for next Christmas - you know there will be new stuff next year.
Here is my "Frozen" version to add to my nieces' gifts.  These don't really follow the sketch, but I like how they turned out.  I added some sequins and rhinestones to give these sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will give these tags a try.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Lotus Blossom Anniversary Card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Sketched Birthday Card
  • Sharon Bennett: Mingle All the Way Card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  You Plus Me Card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Festival of Trees, Christmas Bliss, Endless Wishes
    Paper:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Trim the Tree DSP, Whisper White, Gold Foil
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
    Other:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #111 - Color My World Christmas

    Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Thrusday Challenge.  This week we have a Color My World challenge.
    I took a very Christmas interpretation of these colors.  I couldn't seem to make the Basic Black work for me, so I used Early Espresso instead (hope that is OK).  When the Hardwood background stamp came out in the annual catalog, I couldn't get enough.  I haven't used as much lately, so it seemed like the time.  I stamped the Hardwood background in Early Espresso on Natural White cardstock.

    I stamped the wreath in three colors - Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Real Red.  Using two greens helps give some dimension to the leaves.  I then cut it out using the coordinating framelits.

    Thanks for stopping by today.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Wood You Be Mine card
  • Judy Strickling: Cheerful Tags card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Today & Everyday card
  • Sharon Bennett: Pillow Box
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Ornate Tag Punch Treat
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Good Greetings, Hardwood, Wonderous Wreath
    Paper:  Natural White, Whisper White, Early Espresso
    Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
    Other:  Wonderous Wreath Framelits

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #110

    Happy Thursday!!  Time for another DOstamper STARS challenge.  This week is a Home Sweet Home challenge. 
    If you haven't started your Christmas cards, now is the time.  I will be featuring the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and framelits for the next couple cards.  This week I used the wreath framelits and cut a wreath from Silver Foil paper.  Then I took the Decorative Dots TIEF and embossed the wreath three times.  Each time I ran it through the Big Shot I slightly moved the wreath in the embossing folder.  This embossed more of the wreath and created some cool dimension.

    I think you can see better in this photo.  The embossing folder will emboss the empty space, but it will also emboss over dots created in the last pass through the Big Shot.  I added a Night of Navy Seam Binding bow as an extra detail.  The sentiment is from a retired holiday set from last Christmas.  I love the elegance of the font with the silver and blue papers.
    Hope you liked my card this week.  Thanks for stopping by.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Holiday Home card
  • Connie Plaumann: Silver & Gold Label Love Card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Letterpress Interlocking Hearts card
  • Sharon Bennett: Lovely As a Tree Dryer Sheet card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Holiday Home card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Greetings of the Season (Retired)
    Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil Paper
    Ink:  Night of Navy
    Other:  Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon, Decorative Dots TIEF, Wonderous Wreath Framelits

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #109 - Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving to those of you from the United States.  Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Thursday challenge.  This week we are featuring a sketch pad challenge.
    The sketch this week is fairly simple.  I did change up the shape a bit (and the season - Christmas vs. Fall).  Ever want to add just a little something extra to a card - add washi tape.  It took me awhile to buy my first rolls, but now I love it. 
     I think it adds just the right amount of texture and color to this card.

    Thanks for stopping by this week.  Hope you have a chance to do some crafting this holiday weekend.  See my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
  • Robyn Rasset: Bearing Gifts card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Flower Patch card
  • Sharon Bennett: Holiday Invitation Thanks card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Holiday Invitation Scallop Tag card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Endless Wishes, Festival of Trees
    Paper:  Silver Foil Paper, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
    Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
    Other:  All is Calm Designer Washi Tape

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    One Sheet Wonder Series - Cards L, M, & N

    This is it, the last week of the One Sheet Wonder Series.  I hope you have enjoyed following along and making all these fabulous cards.

    Just starting out? I have done all the measuring for you and have prepared cutting diagrams to help you get the most from your cardstock and DSP.  Cut the cardstock and DSP and label them with the letter on the diagram.  Then sort them by letter so you have all the pieces you need for assembling each card.  I also have some general directions for all cards as well as specific directions for each card - including the folding technique.
    Here are the cards for this week:

    Card L - Standard Side Fold
    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    2.  Score at 4 1/4"
    3.  Fold in half on the score line.
    4.  Embellish!

    Card M - Front Step Card
    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    2.  See the instructions for the cutting and scoring diagram.

    Card N - Double Dutch Fold Card
    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 4 3/16" x 9 1/4"
    2.  Score at 5 1/2"
    3.  Cut a second piece of cardstock measuring 2 x 8 1/2"
    4.  Score that piece at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
    5.  Layer the first piece in the center of the second piece and adhere on the back.
    6.  See this Tutorial is you need more information:

    I hope you have enjoyed this series.  Next week I am going to start of new series featuring an 8 1/2" x 11" Template - just in time for Christmas.
    Shop for the supplies for these cards at my online store.
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Something to Say
    Paper:  Park Lane DSP, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
    Ink:  Soft Suede
    Other:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Neutrals Candy Dots

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #108

    Happy Thursday.  Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This week we are featuring a Color My World challenge.
    Here is my card.  The layout is fairly simple, but I love how the stamping turned out.  I am featuring the Everything Eleanor stamp set.  I stamped the background piece of Whisper White with the large swirl in Soft Suede and the large flower in Coastal Cabana.

    I then cut a piece of Whisper White 2" x 4" and stamped the large flower again - but in Bermuda Bay.  The sentiment is from the Hello There hostess stamp set stamped in Soft Suede.

    Hope you like my card today.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.

  • Dawn Olchefske:  December Wonder card
  • Robyn Rasset: Seasonally Scattered card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Traveler Birthday card
  • Angela O'Neill: Santa & Co card
  • Connie Plaumann: Lovely as a Tree Sympathy 
  • Sharon Bennett:  Envelope Punch Board Box 

  • All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps:  Everything Eleanor,
    Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede
    Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
    Other:  None

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Stampin' Up Weekly Deals - November 18 - 24

    Here are the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for
    November 18 - November 24.
    Shop my online store anytime for these and many more items.