Quiet Curvy - Just For You

QUITE CURVY

 

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Quite Curvy (154430)
  • Card Stock –  Blushing Bride, In Good Taste DSP, Just Jade
  • Stamp Pads – Memento
  • BLENDS - Rococo Rose, Just Jade
  • Misc. – Cut & Emboss Machine, Curvy Dies

Measurements:

  • Blushing Bride 8 ½ x 4 1/4
  • DSP 3 x 5 ½ 
  • Blushing Bride 5 ½ x 2 ½ [die cut curve - about ¼ off]
  • Just Jade scrap - for die cut vines
  • Blushing Bride scrap - for small die cut bird

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Blushing Bride base in half. 

  2. With Cut & Emboss Machine and Curvy Dies, die-cut the curve into the Blushing Bride cardstock - 5 ½ x 2 ½.

  3. Stamp with Memento Ink, along the curve with floral stamp from stamp set.

  4. Add your sentiment.

  5. Color the image with your BLENDS.

  6. Stamp with Memento Ink, the small bird for embellishment. Die-cut bird.

  7. Die-cut two vines from the Just Jade cardstock.

  8. Adhere the DSP to the front of the card with adhesive, right along the folded edge.

  9. Now add the stamped and die-cut layer with dimensionals.

  10. Add the Just Jade vines, tucked behind the curve, with rolled up Glue Dots.

  11. Add the die-cut bird with a dimensional.

Monogram Note Cards | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop Dec 2020

Monogram Note Cards | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop Dec 2020

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday Blog Hop for December 2020.  This month we are focusing on LAST MINUTE paper crafting projects.  Not that any of us are in need of such a thing! But if you are looking for a LAST MINUTE LUCY gift idea, I have a Monogram Note Card project that might just fit your needs.

After  you see my idea, be sure to leave me a comment. Then hop on along to the next crafter who has another fun idea for you.  And remember, paper crafting isn’t reserved for just the holidays… you could easily transform our ideas into birthday gifts as well.  Just change the theme and away you go!

MONOGRAM NOTE CARDS

 

So these are to be a quick and easy paper crafting project that you could duplicate for multiple gifts! We start with a note card. You could use pre-packaged plain notecards, or cut your own from patterned paper like I did here. 

A note card is sized at 5 ½ x 3 ½ when scored and folded.

I decided to make a bunch of winter themed cards for myself as the sample.  I can now use them as Thank You cards after the holiday.  I decided to use the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper as my decorative cover.  I cut them to size and then lined the inside with a plain piece of cardstock that measures just slightly smaller than the card itself (3 ¼ x 4 ¾).  

To be able to do multiples of these, I used my Stamparatus Tool and the stamp set Make A Difference.  But by taking the time to set up the letters on the clear arms of the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp repeated items without worry of positioning.  To get the letters close enough, I stamped the “W'' first,  then the “s” and “m” second.  They cannot all be positioned this closely on a clear block.  So either two blocks and a really steady hand, or use the stampartus for perfect positioning each time.

Kimberly Anne Morris

Tatiana Tobin

Susan Webster [you are here]

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

Jan Mussleman

Angie McKenzie

 

TUTORIAL - MONOGRAM NOTE CARDS

Stamp Sets – Make A Difference (146676)

Card Stock – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper(153512), Whisper White Note Cards

Stamp Pads – Memento

Misc - Stamparatus Tool (146276)

Measurements:

Card Base         5 ½ x 7 [scored at 3 ½]

Card Front        3 ½  x 5

Inside Panel        3 ¼ x 4 ¾ 

Instructions:

    Stamparatus Set Up

  1. Use one arm of the Stamparatus for the Center Capital Letter

    • Position the Last Name letter on the grid paper.

    • Then press the arm of the stampartus down to attach it.

    • Be sure it is square with the grid lines for straight positioning of your letters.

  2. Use the second arm for the two Side Letters

    • Then position the two side letters onto the grid paper.

    • Press the second arm to attach them.

  3. Ink and stamp all the letters to check your positioning.

  4. Adjust if necessary.

    Stamp your Monogram

  1. Position the card front on your grid paper, so that the Monogram will stamp where you want it to be.

  2. You may want to fold the note card in half.

  3. If you prefer to do the punched out monogram.  Stamp on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die-cut or punch with a paper punch.  Attach to card.

 

Christmas Song Inspired | Joy of Sets Dec 2020 Blog Hop

Christmas Song Inspired | Joy of Sets Dec 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joy of Sets Blog Hop for December. We were inspired by our very creative blog leader, Angie McKenzie, to create around our favorite Christmas Song this month.  So I hope as you hop along from project to project, you will be humming along with the rest of us.  I found that once I choose my inspiration song, I was humming it all week long!

I took some time thinking and remembering my childhood holidays for this blog post.  What songs really stuck with me.  We all have the fun and fast songs, but what really came to me strongly was the It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.  Which thanks to a bit of curiosity, and the help of Wikipedia, I learned started out as an 1849 poem and then into a Christmas carol written by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Wayland, Massachusetts.  

Well, the first stanza or verse I could recall clearing... the rest as I read through all the lyrics were not as well known to me.  Interesting how some things stick and others don't!  Here is how it starts:

It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old,

From angels bending near the earth, To touch their harps of gold:

"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,

From heaven's all-gracious King."

The world in solemn stillness lay, To hear the angels sing.

So with all that running in my crafty brain, I decided to create a quiet scenic card for this blog project.  I selected the Snowfront Stamp Set and tried for a mellow and soothing card.  I wanted a snowy scene with a bit of sparkle, so I decided to start with a Shimmery White cardstock base.   I like that is is sturdy as well, as I was thinking about water-coloring some elements as well.  In the end I actually crafted two!  You can let me know which one you enjoy more.  I hope you enjoy both of them and have yourself a peaceful holiday season.

Peace On Earth - Card 1

So here is the first card.  I wanted the feeling of openness, space, quiet, and calm.  But I really wanted a RED cabin in the woods.  So that may throw it off a bit from my goal.  But I like it. I used Mossy Meadow ink for the trees and sentiment, Real Red for the cabin, Crumb Cake for the mountains, and Soft Suede for the tree and deer.  I borrowed the sentiment from a retired set Greetings of the Season.  I also made this card the unique size of 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 when folded.

Peace On Earth - Card 2

For this second project, I decided to go a bit more dense with the trees, and a bit more rustic with the scene.  Here I decided to craft with purple and brown tones.  So the trees were stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss.  The mountains are Crumb Cake again, and the cabin and deer are Soft Suede.  I used a die from the Curvy Dies set which is new to create a mask.  I masked the card base before I stamped the two tone trees.  Then when I removed it, I used my Aqua Painter to blend and create the sloping lines.  I also let the color watercolor-wash down the card, so that the colors all blend a bit.  I did use the Blackberry Bliss ink for the sentiment, but I stamped off twice to lighten the color.  This card is also unique in size, it measures 4 x 5 when folded.

Time to move on to the next blogger...

Before you do, please leave me a quick comment, on which card appeals to you more.  Remember, we all love to craft and share our projects, but we also love to read your comments when you visit our blogs.  After you comment, you can use this NEXT link to hop along to JoAnn Pollock's project.  Enjoy all the holiday carols that inspired us this month as well.  Here's to a peaceful and wonderful holiday for all of us.

 

December 2020 Blog Roll Call List

Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Narelle Fasulo

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Susan Webster

JoAnn Pollock

Gez Carpenter

Mo Rootes

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen

Brenda Nelson

Allie Gomez

Linda A. Moore

 

 

Thank You | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop November 2020

Thank You | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop November 2020 | #MCC28

Welcome to the monthly 3rd Thursday Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Thankfulness or Thanksgiving themed projects.  I hope after enjoy my shared project, you will use the links below to visit the other blogs as well.  We have terrific Stampin' Up! demonstrators who participate.  I know there projects inspire me each month.  And please LEAVE US COMMENTS.  It is a wonderful way to let us know you came to see our projects, plus we love getting them!

One thing I really enjoy doing is sharing a Stampin' Show & Tell Video Demonstration with my stamping friends.  Especially now that we are limited or all together banned from getting together face to face to stamp!  Here is today's project featuring the Best Year stamp set and the pumpkin from the Hello Harvest stamp set.  As I go through the project I share where my inspiration came from for this card.  I hope you enjoy the step by step instructions.

Stampin' Show & Tell Video - Thank You | 3rd Thursday Blog Hop

So, what did you think? Did I inspire you to start with a simple sketch idea and then craft a card in your own style?

 As you just watched in the video, you can start with a very basic sketch and then dress it up as you craft. Or keep it simple! 

I really do love CASEing cards.  CASE - Copy And Selectively Edit

Okay, time to send you along to the next paper crafter in the Blog Hop today.  Enjoy the journey!

BLOG LIST FOR NOVEMBER 2020

Kimberley Anne Morris 

Jan Musselman

Susan Reitmeyer Legits 

Anne Marie Hile

Susan Webster - YOU ARE HERE

Angie McKenzie

 

 
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Sunshine Blossoms In Bloom | Stamping with Large Sentiments

Sunshine Blossoms In Bloom | CTS396 | #MCC28

Welcome to Tuesday stampers. So today I am sharing a project I originally crafted a few weeks ago. The challenge from the CASE THIS SKETCH Blog was to use a LARGE SENTIMENT. So I couldn’t resist playing along, as it was going to be the theme for this week’s Mystery CASE Challenge. I hope you enjoy the project. It was so bright and cheery! Something we all need a bit more of these days.

ORIGINAL POST

Hey there stamping friends, if you are new here to the Stampin’ Show & Tell Blog WELCOME! I’m so glad you popped over to take a closer look at this project. I typically share a new project Monday through Friday, and have a weekly Mystery CASE Challenge theme we focus on as well. Here is today’s project.

This card project was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch blog challenge #396. As soon as I saw the image of the sketch I knew I had to pull out my newest stamp set Ridiculously Awesome and use one of its large sentiments!

RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME CLING STAMP SET

Let’s look at the sketch and then take a look at my Stampin’ Show & Tell Video Demonstration. Remember, you can always visit the CASE THIS SKETCH blog directly from this link or the sketch links back to their post as well.

 

Sunshine Blossoms In Bloom Stampin’ Show & Tell Demonstration

Watch as I take you through this quick and #simplestamping project from start to finish. You will see just how easy it is to craft.

YouTube Link

 #Simplestamping Card! Yes, this definitely qualifies as a SIP [stamps, ink, paper] card. It’s one layer of cardstock and no fancy embellishments. I don’t think this project really needs anything added. But remember, when you make your own version, do as you wish!

“It’s your card, make it your way!”

Why did I use the Stamparatus? I pulled out the Stamparatus for this project, since the blooms image was very large and I wanted to be sure to get a nice clear image. With the Stamparatus, if needed, you can always repeat your stamping before you take up your cardstock. Plus, I can always create duplicate cards quick and easy with the image all set up to just stamp, stamp, stamp!

Quick & Easy Stamping Today!

Susan

 

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Product List

 

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

You Are Wonderful | Stamping with Large Sentiments

You Are Wonderful | Stamping with Large Sentiments | #MCC28

It’s Monday so it’s time to kick-off this week’s Mystery CASE Challenge. This week our theme is to stamp with LARGE SENTIMENTS! Yes, I know some of you love them, some of you hate them! But let’s stamp with them and see what we can create.

Today I let the sentiments really be the focal point of the project. I featured the Rooted In Nature stamp set. I enjoy stamping with all the images, but I really have always enjoyed the larger sentiments. [THINKING OF YOU] and [YOU ARE WONDERFUL] Watch the Stampin’ Show & Tell Video Demonstration as I construct the card.

Stampin’ Show & Tell – You Are Wonderful | Stamping with Large Sentiments

So you can see it really is a simple stamping project. I picked a piece of the Plaid Tidings DSP [patterned paper], and the coordinating colors of cardstock and ink.

Keeping it to Rich Razzleberry, Purple Posy, and Whisper White, so that all the colors worked together seamlessly. I stamped with the Rich Razzleberry Ink, but did some stamping off on the leaf images to lighten the color.

The sentiment tag was die-cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies collection. I love the way it is not only curvy cut, but also has a beveled embossed decorative edge as well.

Materials & Measures:

  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

  • Purple Posy Cardstock – 1 7/8 x 5

  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 1 7/8 x 5

  • Whisper White Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 5

  • Purple Posy Cardstock – sized to fit the die-cut for the sentiment of choice

  • Whisper White Envelope

Warm Wishes with Toile Tidings | FMS453 | MCC20

Warm Wishes with Toile Tidings | FMS453 | MCC20

Happy Monday my stamping friends. Okay so this week we are talking about and creating SCENIC cards. You could use your stamps, patterned paper, or even re-purpose photos for these cards. Remember, when you craft a card it is your’s. “It’s Your Card, Make It Your Way!”

So before I share the project with you today, I also want to share that I played in the Freshly Made Sketches for my project today as well. It’s no secret I love to get my inspirations from this and other crafting blogs. Here is the sketch offered last week from Freshly Made Sketches. Remember you can visit their blog directly for even more card project inspirations.

FMS 453 Blog Challenge

 Warm Wishes with Toile Tidings | FMS453 | MCC20

When I am able, I share a video demonstration of the card project. And today, I have a quick video to share. This will take you through the design and completion of the project. Below is a link to the full tutorial if you are a paper crafter that needs it in print. Just follow the link to the tutorial library.

Stampin’ Show & Tell Video Demonstration

Project Tutorial

Materials & Measures:

  • Garden Green - 5 ½ x 8 ½

  • Garden Green - 5 ¼ x 4 [die cut 3 scalloped circles from center before using a mount]

  • Very Vanilla - 5 x 3 3 /4 [front panel]

  • Toile Tidings DSP - 4 x 6

  • Very Vanilla - 5 x 3 ¾ [inside panel]

Card Instructions:

Die-cutting

TOILE TIDINGS CIRCLES - Select the smaller image from your patterned paper first.  Die-cut with a smaller circle.  Then with the largest circle die-cut the coordinating image from your patterned paper.   BE SURE to position your selections so you can get both images die-cut from the same panel.

SCALLOPED CIRCLES - From the Garden  Green 5 ¼ x 4 piece of cardstock.  Die-cut the two coordinating scalloped circles from  the set.  Be sure to cut from the center, so the edges will be un-cut for this piece to be used as another layer on the card face.

Stamping 

SENTIMENT - Stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanilla Cardstock near the bottom and off to the left.  This will help balance the placement of the images.

Create the front of  your card

  • Start by layering the Very Vanilla panel to the Garden Green panel.  Then add to the face of the card.

  • Now layer the die-cut circles to the die-cut scalloped circles with adhesive.

  • Use dimensionals to add both of those layered circles to the Very Vanilla panel.

  • Remember you are piecing the two circles back together.  So they should overlap slightly.

  • Use the second Very Vanilla panel to line the inside of your card.

 

Product List Guide:

  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper [150432] - Price: $11.50 - http://msb.im/v4T

  • Best Year Cling Stamp Set (En) [152568] - Price: $20.00 - http://msb.im/v4U

  • Layering Circles Dies [151770] - Price: $35.00 - http://msb.im/v4V

  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653] - Price: $120.00 - http://msb.im/v4W

  • Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad [147089] - Price: $7.50 - http://msb.im/v4X

  • Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [102584] - Price: $8.75 - http://msb.im/v4Y

  • Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101650] - Price: $9.75 - http://msb.im/v4Z

  • Stampin' Seal [152813] - Price: $8.00 - http://msb.im/v4a

  • Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] - Price: $4.00 - http://msb.im/v4b

Share What You Love Suite | JOS Tag Swap

Share What You Love Suite - JOS Tag Swap

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Cardstock & Supply List       

Measurement

What To Do With This Supply:

Mossy Meadow  

2 ¼ x 3 ¼

Backer for Tag

DSP            

6 ½ x 2    

Score @ 3 ¼ inches.  

   

Punch open end with Triple Banner Punch.

   

Adhere to Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Pearlized Doily    

Qty = 1 

Cut in Half, add to front on folded tag.

Pear Pizzazz        

3 x 2 

Pretty Label Punch, stamp sentiment. 

   

Add with Dimensionals to the front of the tag.

Very Vanilla        

3 x 3        

Stamp flower image, color, and trim out with paper snips.

   

Add with dimensionals.

Very Vanilla      

3 x 1 ¾ 

Inside Liner - Triple Banner Punch end.  

   

Then stamp sentiment or leave blank.  

   

Add to the center of the tag.

Artisan Pearls

Qty 3

Add for embellishment!

 

 

Cardstock & Supply List       

Measurement

What To Do With This Supply:

Grapefruit Grove    

4 ¼ x 2 ⅛  

Backer

Very Vanilla        

2 x 8 ½  

Score @ 4 ¼ Inches.

   

Punch open end with Triple Banner Punch.

   

Adhere to Grapefruit Grove cardstock.

DSP             

4 ¼ x 2 

Punch one end with Triple Banner Punch.

   

Adhere to the front of Very Vanilla Tag.

   

Adhere to the end of Center of tag.

DSP            

2 x ¾  

It will cover the punched end.

Grapefruit Grove    

4 ¼ x 2    

Die Cut CELEBRATE using the Big Shot Machine.

Early Espresso          

4 ¼ x 2   

Die Cut CELEBRATE using the Big Shot Machine.

Using the Liquid Glue

 

Adhere the two CELEBRATE die together.

   

Add to the front of the tag.

DSP                  

SCRAP  

OPTIONAL: Using your paper Snips, trim out three flowers.

   

Add to the front of your card if you choose.

Pearls 

 

OPTIONAL: Add pearls to embellish the tag.

 

           
   

148042

Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00

 

   

146676

Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)

$27.00

 

   

146840

Celebrate You Thinlit Dies

$23.00

 

   

146927

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

$6.00

 

   

146936

Pearlized Doilies

$4.50

 

   

146926

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

$27.00

 

   

138292

Triple Banner Punch

$23.00

 

   

143715

Pretty Label Punch

$18.00

 

   

132708

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$6.00

 

   

144574

Old Olive Light Stampin' Blends Marker

$4.50

 

   

144584

Rich Razzleberry Light Stampin' Blends Marker

$4.50

 

   

143263

Big Shot

$110.00

 

   

104332

Snail Adhesive

$7.00

 

   

138309

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

$7.00

 

   

104430

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00