Friday, September 28, 2018

Copper Rejoice Card & Product Shares

Today's simple but beautiful card was featured in last week's Facebook live. I used the His Light stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, and copper embossing to make a stunning card without too much effort.
This card layout is perfect for using up product shares! You can mix and match the papers and ribbons, and add an embellishment if you'd like. You can even switch out the sentiment, using whatever stamp sets you already own. 

Speaking of product shares, I am hosting one now through October 10! I have three options to choose from - one for paper, one for ribbon, and one for embellishments. You can choose to participate in one, two, or all three. The details are in the graphics below.

Please note that if you participate in more than one, you will only pay for shipping once. Also note that each share is split between four people, so I need four to sign up in order to place the order. You will not be invoiced until your share is full.

If you are interested in participating in a product share, please email me and let me know which ones you would like to participate in. 

Here are the measurements and details for today's card:
*I used a Whisper White card base. It measures 4 1/4" x 11", and is scored and folded at 5 1/2".
*The Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4" x 4".
*The Whisper White piece with the sentiment measures 2 1/8" x 4".
*I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the DSP and the sentiment. 
*Wrap a ribbon around the card front and tie in a bow.

Stamps: His Light
Ink: Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder
Paper: Whisper White, Joyous Noel DSP
Accessories & Tools: Heat Tool, Copper Trim

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

You're Spooktacular!

Fall is here! Well, not really here in Arizona. But I hear in other places it has cooled off and the leaves are starting to change color. Before we know it, Halloween will be here, and I have a fun spooky treat to share with you today! A few weeks ago, I had a hostess who really loves Halloween, and I made this as a little gift to thank her for hosting a party.

Two Russell Stover's pumpkins fit perfectly in the Acetate Card Boxes. This is a fun and easy treat. If you'd like to see how I made it, you can watch today's Facebook Live.

Stamps: Trick or Tweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories & Tools: Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light Basic Black, Dark Mango Melody, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Stampin' Write Marker - Gorgeous Grape, Black 5/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Duet Banner Punch

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

#TGIFC177: Sketch Challenge

The card I'm sharing today is working double duty! I created it using the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenges, and I'll be using it in my card class this month. Check out the sketch!

I was inspired by a card I saw by Tami Hewlett a few weeks ago, and a Lularoe dress in my closet - that's where my color combo came from, and I just love how it came together!

I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set, which has not seen much use in my craft room. I'm a little embarrassed to tell you that I bought it with the kit it was originally designed for, and that kit is sitting unfinished on my shelf. Oops! I have good intentions to put it together. Some day. The good news is that this stamp set is beautiful and can be used all by itself!

I hope you like my card, and if you are local to Gilbert, AZ, join me for my card class this month and you'll get to make it!

Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite
Paper: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Festive Farmhouse DSP
Accessories & Tools: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Big Shot

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Big Plans Memories & More Cards

If you're a follower of my Facebook page, you know that I've been highlighting the Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack this week. I did a Facebook Live on Wednesday and made a few quick and easy cards using the card pack and a few additional products. All of these cards require absolutely no stamping!

What do you think? If you ask me, this is a whole lot better than spending $7 on one card at the store! And the cards are cuuuuute! All of our Memories & More card packs are great for making quick and easy cards. You can of course add stamping if you'd like, but you don't have to. The supplies I used are listed below. Comment and let me know which card is your favorite!

Supply List:
*Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack
*Whisper White Cards & Envelopes (small and large)
*Calypso Coral 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
*Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Christmas Card Club: His Light

Today I have the details for this month’s Christmas Card Club ready for you! This month, the featured stamp set is His Light, and it is available in wood mount or clear mount.

The class includes the His Light stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount, a bolt of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, a package of Frosted & Epoxy Droplets, and the supplies and instructions to make 15 cards, including envelopes. Inks and adhesives are not included. The inks I used this month are Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss, and Gray Granite. If you would like to add these to your order, just let me know!

There are several options for purchasing below. The Kit Contents and PDF only option does not include the stamp set (if you already have it), and if you would simply like the instructions, you can purchase the PDF only option.
The class must be purchased by Thursday, September 20. Kits will ship by Friday, September 28.

Purchasing options:
Wood Mount: $62 plus $7 shipping
Clear Mount: $56 plus $7 shipping
Kit Contents & PDF only (does not include the stamp set): $37 plus $7 shipping
PDF only: $10

Please contact me for links to purchase.

Remember, there are benefits to participating in the Christmas Card Club for more than one month! There will be two more months to participate. Participate 2 months, and receive a $5 coupon off of a $30 purchase. Participate 3 months, and receive a $10 coupon off of a $40 purchase. Participate all 4 months, and receive a $15 coupon off of a $50 purchase. The coupons can be redeemed with me during December.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Back to School Teacher Treats

Today I'm sharing the treat I made for the teachers at my daughter's school to celebrate the beginning of the school year. School has started, but it's never too late to give a teacher a little thank you gift! (And if I'm being real, these did not get delivered the first day of school. Or even the first week. Having a baby in the house is severely side-tracking my timeline for getting things done!)

To make the boxes, I followed a tutorial from Erica Cerwin for making a box of any size. The tutorial begins about 26 minutes into the video. Want to see what's inside?

I also got this idea from Erica Cerwin. She makes the cutest 3D projects, and always has the best treats! If you are looking for an everyday treat that's not back to school specific, the regular Little Debbie cakes are the same size and will fit perfectly in this box.

Here are the measurements for my box:
The base is 7 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. On the long side, score at 1 1/4 inches and 6 1/4 inches. On the short side, score at 1 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 inches.
The top is 6 1/2 inches by 3 3/4 inches. On the long side, score at 3/4 inches and 5 3/4 inches. On the short side, score at 3/4 inches and 3 inches. For directions on assembly, see the link above for Erica Cerwin's tutorial.

A few tips for putting the box together - definitely use a strong adhesive! I used some of my retired Fast Fuse Adhesive, but the lids still kept popping apart. I finally reinforced them with Scotch tape on the inside. Tear and Tape Adhesive would be another option. Which brings me to my next tip - Erica always makes the lids of her boxes just slightly bigger than the bottom of the box, and then it's not such a tight fit. I forgot to do that on mine, and I think that contributed to the adhesive not sticking as well.

I thought the sentiment from Treehouse Adventure was perfect for the start of school - Let the Adventure Begin! I used retired ribbon on these, but the 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon would be perfect here too.

Stamps: Treehouse Adventure
Ink: Call Me Clover
Paper: Crumb Cake, Call Me Clover, Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP
Accessories & Tools: Starburst Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (retired)

Happy Stamping!