Friday, December 26, 2014

Bright and Cheery Neon Snowflakes card by designer Lori Williams

The background was random stamped with snowflakes stamps and in various neon colors.  Since the ink I used was pigment ink I coated with embossing powder and set the color.  This also helped to give a nice glossy finish to each of the snowflakes.  This was so simple but it makes for a wonderful one of a kind background for a card.  I love the way this stamp set has a coordinating die set which is how I cut out the perfect snowflake that tops off the ribbon. 

Neon Snowflakes card by Lori Williams

Supplies:
Snowflake Stamp and Die Set SC0666

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas card by designer Deborah Nolan

Good morning, Stampers!
Today's card features some of the latest Hot Fudge Studio clear stamp sets (one with a matching die!!!) by Hampton Art, and I think they are mighty fine, indeed! (The tag stamps with matching die are especially perfect for holiday gift giving.)

Merry Christmas card by designer Deborah Nolan

S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock: Neenah; clear stamp set SCO662 and clear stamp set SCO668 with coordinating tag die (Hot Fudge Studio by Hampton Art); Media: ink, Copic R29 marker; Accents: Hempotique twine, gems; Adhesives: dimensional foam tape, Glossy Accents; 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 4.25” x 5.5” card and round bottom corners.
  2. Stamp snowflakes from Hot Fudge Studio clear set SCO662.
  3. Stamp tags from Hot Fudge Studio clear set SCO668 and die cut; punch holes in centers and adhere to card with dimensional tape.
  4. Thread twine through tags and tie into bow.
  5. Color gems with Copic marker and adhere to card.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Tradition layout by designer Patty Folchert

We have some wonderful family traditions around the holidays and making a gingerbread house and decorating Christmas cookies is one of those special days we look forward to every year at my parent’s house.  This layout using the new Jillibean Soup-Holly Berry Borscht collection captures our holiday tradition perfectly. 


I just couldn’t decide on one of the new stamp tags so I picked four of my favs. Then I stamped them in charcoal gray onto white cardstock. Next I began to build the layout with papers from the Holly Berry Borscht collection staggered with the two photos as shown. I also have been dying to try the new Mix the Media stencils, so I added the “happy” one into my title using a cats eye  ink in green. I really love the added effect of the stencil to the title. The rest of the title was created with a wise word sticker and green alphabean stickers. Then I wanted to add some stitched texture, so with the sewing machine I stitched along several borders as shown. Then the tags were cut out, given ribbon tabs and added with 3D pop up dots. Last several wood embellishments were added, stars and snowflake. Another ribbon was added under the title block.


Capture one of your favorite holiday traditions with this layout, the grid pattern makes it quick and easy. Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? We would love to hear about it, please comment below.

Holiday Magic Awaits, 
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup-Holly Berry Borscht Stamp Set #JBO396
Stencil
Jillibean Soup/Mix the Media- Happy #JBO449
 Inks
Colorbox Cats Eye/Pepper
Martha Stewart/Pigment-Stem Green
Paper
JIllibean Soup/ Holly Berry Borscht-1 Cup Holly Berries, 2 Cups Ornaments, Smidge of Snowflakes & Lot of Lights
Alphabeans
Gumbo Green
Stickers
Wise Words-Red Holiday
Embellishments
Wood Veneers/Pumpkins
Other

American Crafts/Silver Ribbon; Maya Road/Wood Snowflake; Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares; White Thread; Sewing Machine

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Special Delivery Tags by designer Patty Folchert

This tag will serve double duty as a tag holder now and a gift card holder later. It was created using a brand new Hampton Art stamp and die set and new Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht papers. Here is the new Hampton Art Set:



To make the tag holder base I used a layered combination of Holly Berry Borscht papers and sewed around the three sides to create the pocket. 


Next I stamped the tags onto kraft paper using brown ink and red ink for the sentiments. Then using my Cuttlebug I used the included tag die to cut each out. Then I used a hole punch at the top of each so that they can easily be added to a gift later with ribbon or twine.


Last I added the “special delivery” tag from a mix the media ephemera pack and a wood snowflake accent on one of the noel tags with a double gold twine bow. Last I added a gold KI memories glitter dot to the center of the Maya Road snowflake and a double gold twine bow to tag holder top as well.

This will make a perfect gift card holder once I use all the tags inside. Nothing says you’re special like a handmade gift card holder.

Joyful Delivery,
Patty

Supply List:
Stamps
Hampton Art/Stamp & Die Set #SCO668
 Inks
Ranger Archival Ink/Coffee
American Crafts/Cherry
Paper
Jillibean Soup/Plain Kraft
Jillibean Soup/Holly Berry Borscht 6x6 Paper Pad
Embellishments
Jillibean Soup/Mix the Media- Ephemera Pack
KI Memories Glitter Dots-Neutral
Other

Scrapbook Generations/Sketch, Gold twine, Maya Road/Wood Snowflake, Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Monday, December 22, 2014

Make it Merry card by designer Deborah Nolan featuring Jillibean Soup

Welcome back, my Stampin' Sistahs!

Today's card features the Holly Berry Borscht 6x6 patterned paper by Jillibean Soup and the tree die from a Hot Fudge Studio clear stamp set, both by Hampton Art!

Make It Merry card by Deborah Nolan

S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
6x6 Patterned Paper: Holly Berry Borscht (Jillibean Soup); Other Papers: cardstock, vellum, copy paper; Media: Copper Stickles (Ranger); Accents: Hemptique cord, gems Dies: Christmas tree from clear stamp set SCO664 (Hot Fudge Studio by Hampton Art), Die-namics Sequins (MFT); Adhesives: tape runner, Tombo all-purpose liquid glue; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, Vagabond, scissors, tweezers  

I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
    1. Make card base for a 4” x 5” card from white cardstock.
    2. Cut and adhere maroon mat to card front.
    3. Cut three strips of 1.25" x 6" calender patterned paper, a 4" x 6" panel of copy paper, and a 4" x 6" panel of vellum.
    4. Adhere the three patterned paper strips to the copy paper, aligning the first one to the bottom left corner of the copy paper.
    5. Align the vellum to the bottom left corner of the panel and adhere with a smidge of glue in a spot that will be covered.
    6. Trim the copy paper and vellum overhang from the panel (the finished width will be 3.75").
    7. Trim top of panel for 4.75" height and adhere to maroon mat. 
    8. Adhere sentiment sticker.
    9. Die cut Christmas tree and sequins and adhere to card; follow with application of Stickles to sequins.
    10. Once dry, adhere gems to sequin centers, tie cord into a bow, and adhere.
    11. To anchor vellum, gently lift its corners and apply small drops of glue to areas that will be covered (the tree, sequins and sticker).

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Deborah

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Collection of Holiday cards by designer Beverly Sizemore


NO PEEKING CARD 

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps -- Hampton Art  (RSS007 and RSS009)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Licorice)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid
Black Chipboard -- Grafix
Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Twine -- The Twinery
Diecuts -- Sizzix
 
DESIGNER:  Beverly Sizemore
_____________________________________________________________________
 
CELEBRATE THE SEASON REINDEER CARD 

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (RSS009 and RSS007)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox Stephanie Barnard in Spearmint)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Circle Diecuts -- Sizzix
Reindeer Embellishments -- Jolee's Boutique
Pop Dots -- All Night Media
 
DESIGNER:  Beverly Sizemore
___________________________________________________________________
 
SANTA STOP HERE CARD 

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps -- Hampton Art
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox Stephanie Barnard in Strawberry)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
White Chipboard -- Sizzix
Glitter FInish -- Mod Podge by Plaid (Extreme Glitter)
Diecut -- Sizzix
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M
Star Spangles -- Sulym Industries, Inc.
Ribbon -- JoAnn Stores, Inc.
 
DESIGNER:  Beverly Sizemore
__________________________________________________________________
 
TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY CARD 

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (PS0513A and PS0491A)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Archival Dye Wicked Black)
Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Chipboard -- Echo Park Paper Company
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge (Extreme Glitter) by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Twine -- American Crafts
Jewels -- Diecuts With A View
Brad -- The Paper Studio
 
DESIGNER:  Beverly Sizemore
_________________________________________________________________
 
JUST ADD SNOW CARD 

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0271 Just Add Snow Set)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Watermark and Wicked Black)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge (Extreme Glitter) by Plaid
White Chipboard -- Sizzix
Circle Diecuts -- Sizzix eClips
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Misc. -- Silver Gel Pen and Silver Thread
 
DESIGNER:  Beverly Sizemore

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas card by Deborah Nolan

Welcome back, Stamper Lovers!
Today's card features the Holly Berry Borscht 6x6 patterned paper by Jillibean Soup and a sentiment from one of the latest Hot Fudge Studio clear stamp sets by Hampton Art!

Merry Christmas card by Deborah Nolan

S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock: PTI; Clear Stamp Set: SCO669 (Hot Fudge Studio by Hampton Art); Media: ink; Accents: Hempotique twine, gems; Dies: Die-namics Blueprints 18 (MFT); Adhesives: tape runner, dimensional foam tape, glue dots, Glossy Accents; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, Vagabond, scissors  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
    1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card from maroon cardstock.
    2. Cut and adhere 4” x 5.25” white mat.
    3. Die cut cream panel, die cut line of holes, and adhere to white mat.
    4. Die cut green patterned paper panel and adhere to white mat.
    5. Cut one column of calendar patterned paper and adhere to white card stock.
    6. Trim white cardstock to 1/8" on either side and adhere to card.
    7. Die cut circle from maroon cardstock.
    8. Die cut circle from aqua cardstock and stamp Merry Christmas sentiment in darker aqua ink; adhere two gems.
    9. Adhere sentiment circle to maroon circle with foam dimensional tape.
    10. Tie two pieces of twine into bows and adhere to back of maroon circle with glue dots.
    11. Adhere maroon circle to card with foam dimensional tape.
    12. Adhere gems to card.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah