Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thankful for You card by Gail Lindner


Thankful For You Card by Gail Lindner
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Alphabet Soup II/Mixed Veggies; Fur Fusion Soup/Krazy Kitty
Pea Pod Parts:  Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup
Adhesive Sequins:  Green Apple
Clear Stamps:  Handwritten Sentiments

Other:  white cardstock, ink (gray, pink, yellow, green, aqua, blue).

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New from Hampton Art and Jillibean Soup - Shape Shakers

I wanted to share with you some cards created with the New Shape Shakers from Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art.

Making Shaker cards have never been easier!!!

Sending Hugs card by Jill Yegerlehner




Sweet Treat For You! card by Kimber McGray


When Life Hands You Lemons card by Kimber McGray


Hello Sunshine card by Jill Yegerlehner

Here's an image of the full collection.


Cards with a die-cut opening to perfectly fit the shaker cup.
Shaker cups in different shapes and sizes
Stamps and dies that work together or alone to create shakers for all occasions.

So fun!


Monday, December 28, 2015

Thanks For All You Do card by Summer Fullerton


Thanks For All You Do Card by Summer Fullerton
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Kraft Card Base
Patterned Paper:  Alphabet Soup II/Mixed Veggies, Sea Salt; Fur Fusion Soup/Fido Fun
Stamp:  Lattice Background
Wood Veneers:  Fur Fusion Soup

Other:  white Bazzill cardstock, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, VersaMagic Ink, Silhouette Cutting System.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Noel Wood Plank project by designer Sarah Webb

NOEL Wood Plank by Sarah Webb
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Birthday Bisque/Bowl of Bows; Cool As A Cucumber Soup/Bite Size Bits; Alphabet Soup II/Spicy Vegetable Soup; Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup/Sew Pretty
Beanboard Alphas:  Holly Berry Borscht Printed Silver Glitter
Mix the Media:  6 x 6 Wood Plank
Adhesive Sequins:  Gray Melon, Red Raspberry

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours card by designer Beverly Sizemore

Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours card by Beverly Sizemore

Supplies:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0717 Image and SC0709 Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Copic
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Cardstock -- Recollections and DCWV (Glittered)
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Let It Snow card by designer Beverly Sizemore

Let It Snow card by Beverly Sizemore

Supplies: 
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0717 Image and SC0703 Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Patterned Paper -- We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecut -- Sizzix
Pop Dots -- All Night Media
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Misc. -- Sequins

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Magic Layout by designer Gail Lindner

Christmas Magic Layout by Gail Linder
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Holly Berry Borscht/Smidge of Snowflakes, 2 Cups Ornaments, 1 Cup Holly Berries; Cold Avocado Soup/Ripe Avocados
Pea Pod Parts:  Holly Berry Borscht
Alphabeans:  Mushroom Gray, Tomato Red
Beanboard Alphas:  Roma Red
Wire Word:  Joy
Wood Sprinkles:  Love, Travel, Birthday

Other:  kraft cardstock, thread, white mist.

Peace card by designer Beverly Sizemore

Peace card by Beverly Sizemore

Supplies:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0709 Wreath and SC0766 Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Stephanie Barnard's Green Apple)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Friday, December 18, 2015

Two Santa cards by designer Beverly Sizemore

Ho Ho Ho card by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0704)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Tags & Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Twine -- The Twinery
Cardstock -- Recollections

Merry & Bright card by Beverly Sizemore

SUPPLIES:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0704)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Wooden Tag -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Twine -- The Twinery
Cardstock -- White and Black
Misc. -- Small Googley Eyes


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays Kitty Layout by designer Patty Folchert

This is just a fun holiday pet layout created from some Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht papers and the HamptonArt/Jillibean Soup Christmas Cheer Chowder clear stamp set.

Happy Holidays Kitty layout by Patty Folchert

This began with a Creative Scrappers sketch #265 by the ever talented Kristine Davidson. I loved the grid style pattern and thought it would work well with what I had in mind. I began with a photo of my daughter’s cat Luna, so cute right. Next I pulled out Jillibean’s last two Christmas releases: Holly Berry Borscht with just a little Christmas Cheer Chowder added in. I laid out the papers until I found the combinations I wanted and then I used the peppermint stripe paper as a base and added all of my grid pieces with a little adhesive to keep them in place until I stitched them on with my sewing machine and white thread. I fussy cut out the arrows from a chevron paper and attached as shown.


Next I pulled out the Christmas Cheer chowder stamp set and stamped out four images onto white cardstock in red pigment ink, all except the Ho Ho Ho stamped onto yellow salt paper. I set those aside to dry. Then I grabbed some brand new Jillibean Tile alphas to make the Joy title and the star in the center row. I added backers to each to make them stand out more on the patterns they were placed.


Then I added the stamped items back onto the page as shown, two arrows, Ho Ho Ho banner and pair of cute elves.


Now I just have to decide if I put this in my daughter’s scrapbook album or my own? Hmmm decisions, decisions.

Joy to the World,
Patty Folchert

Materials List:
Clear Stamps:Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- JB0143
Ink: Studio G/Red Pigment Ink
Papers: Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht- Lot of Lights, 1 Cup Holly Berries, 2 Cups of Ornaments, Smidge of Snowflakes & Bite Size Bits; Christmas Cheer Chowder/Pinch of Presents; Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt
Embellishments: NEW: Jillibean Soup/Tile Alphabet- Kraft; Corrugated Kraft Arrow

Other Products:
Creative Scrappers sketch #265 by Kristine Davidson; White Thread; Sewing Machine; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Be Merry card by designer Patty Folchert

The tree stamp in this set reminds me of the Peanuts Christmas Tree, so I love it. I used the new clear stamp set from Hampton Art and Art Impressions paired up with some brand new Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup II papers.

Be Merry card by Patty Folchert

I chose four coordinating papers from the Alphabet Soup collection first for the card base layers. Two border strips on top and bottom in yellow stars and typography and two border strips on the sides in turquoise. Then I stamped the tree and sentiment image in black ink onto watercolor paper and set aside to dry. Then I chose 2 more papers to make the banners and added a sticker from the Holly Berry Borscht collection.


Then I watercolor painted the tree and sentiment as shown and let dry. Once dry I fussy cut the tree and added a vellum border mat and attached to the card base with 3D foam dots.


Then I punched the Be Merry sentiment out with a scalloped circle punch and attached it with 3D foam dots also.

Pretty simple card, now I just want to find a blanket and wrap it around the base of the tree.

Be Merry,
Patty Folchert

Materials List:

NEW Clear Stamps-Hampton Art/Art Impressions-SC0715
Ink: American Crafts/Black
Paper: Jillibean Soup/Alphabet Soup II- Alphabet Pasta, Bay Leaf, Sea Salt, Mixed Veggies & Bite Size Bits
Coordinating Stickers: Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht

Other Products:
Vellum paper; Cream cardstock base; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

'tis the Season card by designer Patty Folchert

Need a sassy Granny card this holiday season, who doesn’t right? This new stamp set from Hampton Arts and Art Impressions is always good for a laugh. I made all three of my cards this month from this same set, so it is also very versatile.


Tis the Season card by Patty Folchert

To make the card base I picked three coordinating papers from the Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht collection and adhered them as shown to the card base. Then I stitched the middle border strip on both sides. Next I used a decorative corner rounder on the outer edges. Then I stamped Granny and the sentiment in black ink onto the watercolor paper and let it dry. I added the silver star ribbon across the card base and then grabbed the coordinating sticker sheet from the same collection and added several sentiments as shown.


Then I painted the Granny image and let dry. Next I punched out the sentiment with a scalloped circle punch then I fussy cut out Granny and adhere to card with 3D foam dots. Next I added the sentiment with a star sticker and 3D foam dots as pictured.

One sassy Granny complete, and yes it is as fun as it looks.

Playful Greetings,

Patty Folchert

Materials List:
NEW Clear Stamps-Hampton Art/Art Impressions -SC0715
Ink: American Crafts/Black
Paper: Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht-2 cups of Ornaments
Coordinating Stickers: Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht

Other Products:
Royal Langnickel/Watercolor Paint Set & watercolor paper; Silver Stars ribbon; Cream cardstock card base; White Thread; Sewing Machine; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive

Monday, December 14, 2015

May the Magic of Christmas Be Yours! card by designer Patty Folchert

Nothing says it’s the magical Christmas season like a cat tangled in Christmas lights! This super fun clear stamp set is from Hampton partnered with Art Impressions.

May the Magic of Christmas Be Yours! by Patty Folchert


I started by grabbing some Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht papers, I chose some non-traditional colors: mint green, grey and black. First I stamped the cat image in black ink onto watercolor paper and let dry. Then I added the grey Jingle Bells paper as a mat onto the black card base and then using my sewing machine I stitched the border to add texture. Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink onto the “wish list” sticker from the same collection. 


I thought it would be fun to watercolor paint the image, I love how it turned out. I let the image dry and then fussy cut it out. 



Taking cues from the image I made a wide border strip and wrapped it in silver twine, adding the sticker tag with 3D pop up dots. I added the border strip to the card base with 3D foam dots as shown. Then I added the image with 3D foam dots as well. Last I added the “naughty” sticker at the top left as shown.

I hereby dedicate this card to my daughter’s cat Luna, she is always getting into mischief somehow.

Magical Greetings,

Patty Folchert

Materials List:
NEW Clear Stamps-Hampton Art/Art Impressions- SC0715
Ink: American Crafts/Black
Paper: Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht-Lot of LIghts
Coordinating Stickers: Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht

Other Products:
Royal Langnickel/Watercolor Paint Set & watercolor paper; Silver Vintage Twine; Black cardstock card base; White Thread; Sewing Machine; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive

Friday, December 11, 2015

Have A Cozy Little Christmas

Have  A Cozy Little Christmas card by Kimber McGray

Supplies: 

Bazzill Cardstock (white, kraft, red)
Stamps: Hampton Art
Ink Pad (black)
Copic Markers
Twine
Self-Adhesive Pearls (white)
Fiskars Border Punch (dashed lines)
adhesive
Directions:
1.     Fold a 4.25 x 11 – inch piece of kraft cardstock in half to create a 4.25 x 5.5 – inch card base.
2.     Cut a 4 x 4 – inch piece of red cardstock. Using the border punch create a dashed border on the lower edge of the red cardstock panel. Wrap a piece of twine around the red cardstock and tie into a bow. Adhere to the front of the card.
3.     Stamp the snow globe image on a piece of white cardstock. Color the image with markers. Trim around the image and adhere to the front of the card.

4.     Embellish the card with self-adhesive pearls.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy Holidays card by designer Deborah Nolan

Good morning, Stampers!
Today's card features some Christmas stamps and a die from the Hampton Art clear sets Tree Trimmings and Snowflakes.

Happy Holidays card by Deborah Nolan


S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: aqua, kraft; Watercolor paper; Clear Stamp Set: Tree Trimmings (Hampton Art); Stamp and Coordinating Die: Snowflakes clear stamp set SCO666 (Hot Fudge Studio by Hampton Art); Inks: VersaMark; Ranger Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon; Other: Extra Fine Platinum EP (Ranger), silver embossing glitter (WOW); Accents: pearls; Die: My Favorite Things; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, MISTI, foam ink applicators, heat tool, Vagabond

I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” aqua card.
  2. Cut a 4⅛" x 5⅛" kraft panel, die cut circles, and adhere to card.
  3. Color watercolor paper with Distress Inks and die cut two snowflakes.
  4. Stamp snowflakes with Versamark ink on die-cut snowflakes, apply glitter EP and heat emboss.
  5. Stamp sentiment with Versamark ink on kraft panel, apply platinum EP, and heat set.
  6. Adhere pearls to snowflakes  and snowflakes to card.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HO HO HO! card by designer Deborah Nolan

Good morning, Stampers!
Today's card features some Christmas stamps and a die from the Hampton Art clear set SC0704 and a sentiment from the Art Impressions Reindeer Games clear stamp set.

HO HO HO! card by Deborah Nolan


S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: melon, white; 6x6 Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup); Clear Stamps and Coordinating Die: SC0704; Reindeer Games clear stamp set (Art Impressions by Hampton Art); Inks: black, melon; Other: Prismacolor colored pencils; Accents: silver snowflakes (Jillibean Soup), gems; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, MISTI, Vagabond

I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” melon card and round opposite corners.
  2. Cut a 4" x 5.25" patterned paper panel, round opposite corners and adhere to card.
  3. Stamp Santas, color with pencils, die cut, and adhere.
  4. Stamp sentiment.
  5. Adhere silver snowflakes and gems.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy Holidays card by designer Deborah Nolan

Welcome back, Stamp Fans!
Today's card features some Christmas stamps from the Hampton Art Tree Trimmings clear set.

Happy Holidays card by Deborah Nolan


S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: dark green, kraft; Clear Stamp Set: Tree Trimmings (Hampton Art); Ink: VersaMark; Other: Extra Fine Gold EP (Ranger), gold gel pen; Accents: ribbon, gems; Die: Memory Box; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, MISTI, heat tool, scissors   
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 3.25” x 5” dark green card.
  2. Die cut kraft panel.
  3. Stamp ornaments and sentiment with watermark ink on kraft panel.
  4. Apply EP and heat set.
  5. Ink chains for ornaments by dotting paper with gold gel pen.
  6. Adhere kraft panel to card.
  7. Wrap ribbon around card front and tie into bow.
  8. Adhere gems.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Monday, December 7, 2015

Be Merry card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hello, Card Lovers, and welcome back!
Today's card features some fun stamps from Art Impressions that are licensed through Hampton Art.

Be Merry card by designer Deborah Nolan


S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: white; Watercolor Paper; Clear Stamp Sets: Reindeer Games (Art Impressions via Hampton Art), Festive Snowmen (Hampton Art); Dye Ink: yellow, red; Archival Ink: black (Ranger); Watercolors; Accents: ribbon; Die: My Favorite Things; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, MISTI, waterbrush, Vagabond, corner rounder   
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” white card and round bottom corners.
  2. Stamp Festive Snowmen snowflakes with yellow ink on card front.
  3. Stamp Reindeer Games image on watercolor paper and paint.
  4. Die cut painted image and adhere to card.
  5. Tie ribbon into bow and adhere.
  6. Stamp Reindeer Games sentiment with red ink on white cardstock, trim, and adhere.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Friday, December 4, 2015

Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours card by designer Kimber McGray


Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours card by Kimber McGray

Materials:  
Stamps and Stencils: Hampton Art
Cardstock: Bazzill (green, white, red)
Ink Pad: Memento: Tuxedo black; Colorbox: red, green yellow chalk ink
Pen: Uniball Signo white
Border Punch: EK Success (scallop)
Ribbon: May Arts

Directions:
  • 1.     Fold a 4.25 x 11 – inch piece of green cardstock in half to create a 4.25 x 5.5 – inch card base.
  • 2.     Cut a 4 x 5.25 – inch piece of white cardstock.
  • 3.     In the lower corner, place the poinsettia stencil. Using small ink pads or foam applicators apply color to the flower design, yellow in the center, red for the flower petals and green for the leaves. Remove the stencil.
  • 4.     Stamp the sentiment with black ink.
  • 5.     Adhere the white panel to the front of the card.
  • 6.     Cut a 4 x 2 – inch piece of red cardstock. With a border punch, create a decorative edge along the bottom edge. With a white pen, add faux stitching above the decorative edge. Adhere the red cardstock to the front of the card.
  • 7.     Wrap a piece of ribbon around the card and tie into a bow or knot.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter Wishes card by designer Patty Folchert

Christmas is officially just around the corner, time to create some handmade Christmas cards! Add a couple cute penguins and you just can’t go wrong, these are from a Hampton Art stamp & die set.

Winter Wishes card by Patty Folchert

Using some classic Jillibean Soup papers I started with the Navy salt as a base. Next I layered on some Winter Tortellini papers in turquoise, green and red. Then I outline stitched them all to the card base. Next I stamped the penguin couple in navy ink onto white cardstock.


Then I grabbed a kraft tag and stamped on the sentiment in red ink as shown. Last I added a beautiful white silk bow and attached the tag to the card base at an angle.


It is just that easy to get started on your Christmas cards and these cute penguins are great incentive I think. May your Christmas season start out merry and bright.
Welcome Winter,
Patty Folchert

Materials List:
Clear Stamp & Die Set: Hampton Art-SCO665
Ink: ColorBox Limited Edition/Pool; American Crafts Ink/Cherry
Embellishments: Jillibean Soup/Kraft Tag
Paper: Jillibean Soup/Winter Tortellini Soup-Garlic Flakes & Bite Size Bits; Soup Staples II/Navy Salt
Other Products:
White Silk Ribbon; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Peace, Noel & Joy card by designer Deborah Nolan

Welcome back, card lovers! I've got another Christmas card for you today - this time paying homage to ornaments.


Peace, Noel and Joy card by Deborah Nolan


S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: marigold, berry, green, teal; Foil Paper (DCWV); Patterned Paper: Holy Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup); Clear Stamp Set SC0668 (Hampton Art); Ink: silver (Delicata), black (VersaFIne); Accents: gems (Kaiser Craft); Die: Clairemont Ornaments (Memory Box), Landscape Stitches (Lawn Fawn); Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, Vagabond, scissors  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make green card base for a 3.25” x 5” card.
  2. Cut wood strips PP panel to fit front and adhere.
  3. Die-cut ornaments PP and adhere.
  4. Die cut entire Clairemont Ornaments from silver foil paper, one ornament apiece from teal, marigold, and berry, and one holly topper from green.
  5. Stamp ornaments with sentiments in silver first, heat set, and then stamp again in black.
  6. Adhere die cuts in this order: silver ornament outline, green topper, ornaments.
  7. Adhere gems and round bottom corners.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Be Merry & Bright card by designer Deborah Nolan

Welcome back for another Christmas card featuring Hampton Art goodies!


Be Merry & Bright card by designer Deborah Nolan

S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: white, brown, red, green; Foil Paper (DCWV); Patterned Paper: Holy Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup); Clear Stamp Set: Holy Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art); Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Accents: pearls (Paper Studio); Ribbon; Dies: Winterberry Sprig, String of Bells, Stitched Country Borders, Cabrini Ornament (Memory Box); Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, Vagabond, scissors  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 3.25” x 5” card.
  2. Cut PP on angle to fit card front, die cut a zigzag border along top edge, and adhere.
  3. Die-cut two sprigs from brown card stock,holly and berries from green and red card stocks, and bells from silver foil paper.
  4. Stamp tag on white card stock and trim.
  5. Adhere to card front in this order: sprigs, tag, bells, and holly leaves and berries.
  6. Tie bow and adhere.
  7. Adhere pearls.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Monday, November 30, 2015

Let It Snow card by designer Deborah Nolan

Good morning, Stamp Lovers, and welcome back!
Today's card is simple but has a certain snazzy zap with the help of some Copper Stickles!


Let It Snow card by Deborah Nolan


S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Card Stock: cream, muted blue-green; Patterned Papers: 6" x 6" Christmas Carol (Graphic 45), Holy Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup); Clear Stamp Sets: Holy Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art); Ink: Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink); Pen: Inkadinkadoo Copper; Stickles: Copper; Accents: wooden snowflakes, gems (Recollections); Twine: Hemptique; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, scissors  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 3.25” x 5” card and round bottom corners.
  2. Cut strip of snowflake PP and adhere to card front.
  3. Cut strip of grey music paper and adhere to card front.
  4. Stamp Let It Snow Tag on cream card stock in Aqua Mist ink, then in Enchanted Evening.
  5. Trim stamped image from paper, punch hole in top center, thread with hemp, and adhere to card.
  6. Color tops of snowflakes with copper marker and apply copper Stickles.
  7. Once Stickles are dry, adhere snowflakes and gems to card.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Friday, November 27, 2015

My the Joy of Christmas Warm Your Heart card by Kimber McGray


May the Joy of Christmas Warm Your Heart
by Kimber McGray

Supplies:
Stampes: Art Impressions
Cardstock (white, yellow, red), Ink Pad (black)
Copic Markers
Border Punch (scallop)
Ribbon
Self-Adhesive Pearls (yellow)

Directions:
1.     Fold a 4.25 x 11 – inch piece of red cardstock in half to create a 4.25 x 5.5 – inch card base.
2.     Cut a 4.25 x 4 – inch piece of yellow cardstock. Using a border punch, create decorative border on one long edge. Adhere to the front of the card.
3.     Cut a 4.25 x 3.5 – inch piece of white cardstock. Stamp the image of the penguins in the center with black ink. Stamp the sentiment below the penguins with black ink.
4.     Color the penguins with markers. Adhere the panel to the front of the card.
5.     Wrap the ribbon around the front of the card and tie into a bow.
Embellish the card with self-adhesive pearls.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Special Thankful Project by designer Leanne Allinson

Hello everyone!  This month, I've been playing around with a seasonal, off the page, project.  My aim was to create a wall hanging using Mix the Media Wood Plank and a few branches found while out and about in our local neighborhood.

Jillibean Soup patterned papers are so beautiful to work with that I can easily combine several collections together and still have my project looking cohesive.  Those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are entering a time of beautiful orange and yellow coloring.  But, here is the Southern Hemisphere, we are also enjoying the seasonal change!  My color choices in paper reflect a universal outlook between the two seasons.  While I have predominantly included yellow and orange hues, the touch of blue freshens the project, injecting Spring into my home decor.

Firstly, we need to gather the supplies, including a few twiggy branches and the Jillibean Soup Mix the Media 12 x 12 Wood Plank.  Layer the branches diagonally across the Wood Plank surface.  Once you are happy with the positioning, use a hot glue gun (very carefully!!) to secure the branches in place.  The branches I had used already had fallen to the ground and were quite aged and dry.
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Next, I punched several 1-inch and 2-inch circles from the Jillibean Soup patterned paper collection.  I even punched circles from the Stampable Mini Woodgrain bags!
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Once you have enough varied patterned paper circles, using a hole punch, I placed a single hole near the top of each circle.  The small hole allows you to loop a thread through the hole to then secure it to your tree branch.
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I have also used different colored Jillibean Soup Baker's Twine to add that extra bit of texture to the wall hanging.  To complete the project, randomly loop the circles to the secured branches.  Add as many or as few circles you desire to the home decor.
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As an added bonus, you can ask your family and friends to add notes to your tree, detailing what they are thankful for over the season.
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Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup/Sea Salt; Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup/Sew Fun, Sew Cool, Bite Size Bits; Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt; Soup Staples III/Blue Print; Country Pumpkin Chowder/Creamed Style Corn
Stampables:  Mini Woodgrain Bags
Mix the Media:  12 x 12 Wood Plank
Baker's Twine:  Orange/Yellow, Turquoise/Green
~Leanne