Thursday, October 23, 2014

DOstamper STARS - #104

Welcome back to another Thursday DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This week we are working with the photo-inspired Home Sweet Home Challenge.

 
I love the colors and feel of this photo.  It definitely feels like fall here in Wisconsin.  The leaves are changing colors and the cool, crisp air just makes you want to cuddle up in a blanket.
 
I am using our Naturals White cardstock for the background of this card.  The stamping is done using the For All Things stamp set.  I combined that with the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape for the layout of this card.

 
I stamped another version of this card using Blackberry Bliss.  For this card I changed the orientation from landscape to portrait.

 
Here they are together.  Leave me a comment below and let me know if you like the Cajun Craze or Blackberry Bliss version better.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Find even more inspiration from my fellow STARS.
 
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Autumn Accents card
  • Sharon Bennett: Gently Falling card
  • Robyn Rasset:  Fall Fest Waterfall card
  • Connie Plaumann: Age Awareness card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Lovely As a Tree card
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    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  For All Things
    Paper:  Naturals White, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar
    Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar
    Other:  Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - October 21 - 27

    Happy Tuesday.  Today I am sharing the Stampin' Up!  weekly deals for
    October 21 - 27.
     
     
     
    Shop for all these amazing deals in my online store.

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    One Sheet Wonder Series - Cards E & F

    Hello.  Welcome back to my Saturday card series.  This week I am featuring two more cards using my One Sheet Wonder Template

    I have done all the measuring for you and have prepared cutting diagrams to help you get the most from your cardstock and DSP.  If you want to work ahead, you can 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:

    Card E - Tent Card

    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
    2.  Score at 4 1/4"
    3.  Fold in half on the score line.
    4.  Cut a second piece measuring 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".
    5.  Using the piece cut in Step 4, apply adhesive to the lower half of the layer attach to the card base.  Tip:  When adhering this layer to the card base, check that the overall height of the card does not exceed 5 1/2".  This will allow the card to fit in a standard envelope.



    Card F - 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!

     
    All the supplies for these cards can be ordered from my online store.  Shop Now.
     
    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, October 16, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #103 - Joy Fold Card

    Hello.  Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This week is a Sketch Pad challenge.


    Two weeks ago, I started a Saturday card series featuring a One Sheet Wonder template that I created, combined with fun folds, to create 15 different cards.  If you have not seen it yet, check out this link.  One of the folding techniques is the Joy Fold card.  This fold is easier than its look and adds such as an impact to your card.


    Here are the folding instructions: 
    1. Cut card base to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
    2. Score:  5 1/2"
    3. Cut second pieces of card stock to 3" x 8"
    4. Score:  4"
    5. Adhere 4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP to inside of card.
    6. Add adhesive to the back of the smaller card base and adhere to the main card base.  Make sure the fold of the smaller card is opening to the right.
    7. See tutorial if you need more information:


    Hope you will try this technique.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps:  Good Greetings
    Paper:  Trim the Tree DSP, Whisper White, Early Espresso
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
    Other:  Early Espresso 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - October 14 - 20

    It is Tuesday and that means Stampin' Up! has announced new weekly deals available from October 14 - 20.
     
     
    I love the Truly Grateful stamp set.  Check out these projects made with that stamp set.
     
     

     

     
     
    
    Shop my Online Store 24/7.

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    One Sheet Wonder Series - Cards C & D

    Welcome back to my Saturday Card Series.  I am currently featuring a One Sheet Wonder template that I created to work with 10 different folding techniques.  How fun is that?  My original cards featured the Park Lane DSP from the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  Here is the link to that post.  Today, I am showing you a variation that is more masculine.   The cutting and folding instructions are the same.  These cards feature the hexagon pattern from Confetti Celebration combined with Tangelo Twist and Basic Gray.

    I changed up the embellishments a bit (no bows for the guys).  I used the Whisper White cotton ribbon and just tied a simple knot in the ribbon before it was adhered to the card layer.  Some cards feature the Basic Gray Bakers Twine, Silver Buttons and/or the Essentials Hardware Clips from Stampin' Up!.  Here are the cards from last week in this color way:

    Cards A&B - Gate Fold and Standard Side Fold

     
    This week, I am again featuring a Standard Side Fold Card as well as an Easel Card.  I have done all the measuring for you and have prepared cutting diagrams to help you get the most from your cardstock and DSP.  If you want to work ahead, you can 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.

    Card C - 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 D - Easel Card

    Card base:

    1.  Start with a card base cut 4 1/4" x 11"
    2.  Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    3.  Fold on both score lines.  See photos.
    4.  Add a sentiment/layer to the inside of the card using dimensional adhesive. This is what holds the easel in place when open.
    


     

    I hope you are enjoying this series.  Stop back again next Saturday for more great cards.

    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps:  Something to Say
    Paper:  Confetti Celebration DSP, Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray
    Ink:  Tangelo Twist
    Other:  Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Basic Gray Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Neutrals Candy Dots, Essentials Hardware Clips

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #102

    Happy Thursday.  Welcome to another DOstamper STARS challenge.  This week is a Color My World challenge.


    I have to admit, I really had to think about how to use these colors. I do love them all (especially Blackberry Bliss), but how to use them together?  Here is what I came up with.  I recently purchased the Another Thank You stamp set and wanted to try the largest "thank you".  I love the way it looks in Blackberry Bliss.

     
    The swirls from the Everything Eleanor stamp set were stamped in Old Olive.  I stamped them twice, with most of the image off the page.  I love how the swirl looks with the sentiment.  I added three Petite Petal flowers stamped in Island Indigo.  The centers are accented with rhinestones.

     
    Thanks for stopping by today.  Find even more inspiration from my fellow STARS.
     
  • Dawn Olchefske: Bordering Blossoms card
  • Sharon Bennett: Hello There Mason Jar card
  • Judy Stricking: Garden Party card
  • Robyn Rasset: Sassy Salutations card
  • Angela O'Neill: Nuts about You card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Park Lane card
  • Laurie Zoellmer: For All Things card
  • Linda Kaufman: Bordering Blooms card

  • All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps:  Another Thank You, Petite Petals, Everything Eleanor
    Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
    Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Old Olive
    Other:  Petite Petal Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestones