Creating with #Elfie

Woohoo!  On Wednesday, September 4th, you can order from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!  So, today I’m sharing a card made with products from my demonstrator preorder.  I had lots of fun creating with #Eflie (item #150509).  Last weekend, I participated in a Holiday Shoe Box Swap and selected #Elfie to use for my swap. The elves in the set are full of whimsy.  If you like to color, you’ll enjoy using your favorite coloring method for the images.  Believe me when I say, you’ll have fun creating with #Elfie!  For my swap, watercolor pencils and a blender pen were the coloring tools.  The images coordinate perfectly with other new products in the Holiday Catalog.  Additional products include the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, the Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  Plus, see the presents around the frame?  They can be found in the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (this is a fantastic product offering!).  

#Elfie

Card details:
  • Create a card base using an 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock. Score and fold at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.  Next, cut a piece of the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to cover the card front (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  TIP:  if the DSP you select has a directional pattern, double check it’s position before cutting.  Attach the DSP to the card front. 
  • Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a Pool Party cardstock frame.  
  • Stamp the elf using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4-5/8″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the following watercolor pencils: Garden Green , Cherry Cobbler Red, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso (hair) and Flirty Flamingo (for the face).  Use the blender pens to smooth the watercolor pencil colors.  TIP:  For the face, I touched the end of the blender pen to the Flirty Flamingo to pick up a small amount of color instead of  directly coloring the face with the watercolor pencil.  This ensured that just a small amount of color was added.  
  • With the tip of a blender pen, pick up Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink to color the ball on the striped pole and the bell on the elf hat.    
  • To create a “fur look” on the brim of the elf hat, add a small amount of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and watch it “puff” when drying with the heat tool.
  • Lightly sponge Pool Party Ink around the elf and to stamp the snowflakes from the #Elfie stamp set.  
  • Add a snowy glimmer to the sign by adding Shimmery Crystal Effects and sprinkling with a small amount of Ice Stampin’ Glitter.
  • Attach the frame to the elf panel using Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then, attach to the card front using adhesive.
Final Touches:
  • Stamp two sets of the presents from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley using Real Red and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating dies. 
  • The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut using the Classic Label Punch.  
  • Arrange the presents and sentiment around the frame attaching with mini glue dots and mini stampin’ dimensionals.

The Holiday Shoe Box Swap was a fun event! It allowed demonstrators to share project ideas using products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  So, I’ll be sharing the projects with you soon.  

Be sure to complete your shopping list from the Holiday Catalog and include the products shown in today’s post.  When ready, you can place your order here starting on September 4th.  I appreciate your support and for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me . 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Labor Day! 

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Lunch Bag Note Cards

Today’s project, Lunch Bag Note Cards, is a quick and easy project.  Perfect if you are new to paper stamping or are in the need for a speedy project.  Plus, the note cards are stinkin’ cute!  The note cards are the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes so a perfect size to add to a lunch or book bag.  On different occasions, I plan to add a note to my husband’s golf bag along with his lunch.  Maybe it will improve his golf game for the day!  I am also gifting some of the cards for use in my grandson’s school bag.  

Hey Love Narrow Note Cards

With Jet Black Stazon Ink and the Hey Love Cling Stamp Set stamp the images on the narrow note cards.  Use the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen to color each image.  Super easy!  The Narrow Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes come in a set of 20 so you can make multiple sets.

The narrow note cards are perfect to use for thinking of you sentiments or offering words of encouragement.  It will make the day for the recipient!

You can purchase the products featured by using the links in Project Materials listed below.  I appreciate your business!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend and be sure to do something creatively. 

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Coloring Lovely Lattice

The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product.  One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set.   This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring.  There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper.  My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.   

There are so many other products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can choose from or earn in addition to this stamp set. If you don’t have a Sale-a-Bration catalog, download it here and take a look at all the choices.  You can also download the Occasions catalog here.  Shop all products in my online store here.  Enjoy! 

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Quick & Easy Using So Hoppy Together

Today’s card is quick and easy using the So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Our grandson, Alex, recently earned honors at school so we are giving him a small gift as a reward for his hard work.  Naturally, the gift needs a card!  Often I like to use the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards with coordinating envelopes to accompany gifts.  The narrow cards are the perfect size for simple stamping and come in a package of 20 cards with matching envelopes.  Plus, there is enough room inside the card for writing a short note.  The So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp is very cute and the frog on the unicycle is perfect for the narrow card.  The “You Can Do Anything” sentiment in the stamp set is perfect for the congratulatory card for Alex’s achievements.

So Hoppy Together Narrow Note Card

Card Directions:

  1. Stamp the image from So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp set onto Whisper White Narrow Note Card using Stazon Jet Black Ink.  
  2. Randomly stamp the sentiment around the card using the Stazon Jet Black ink.
  3. Color the stamped image using Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.  Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the blender pen to lighten areas on the frog.  Color unicycle using the Black and Grey watercolor pencil.  Real Red and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil colors complete the unicycle. 

As said, this is definitely quick and easy!  By placing a $50 order, you can receive the So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set for FREE.  The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post.  By ordering all of the items, you can select the So Hoppy stamp set as your Sale-a-bration item. 

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CASE the Catalog – Best Friends with Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty

Happy Labor Day!  It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday. 

This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf  were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog.  The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30.  These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too!  Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.

Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty

Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″).   To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens.  The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock  (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) .  After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.  

Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set.  The following card is ready to send to a friend.  

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie.  Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together.  Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces.  Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.

My Challenge to You: 

Pull out an unused stamp set and recreate the item that first inspired you to make purchase the set!  

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Focus With Coloring

Remember the fun as a child to use crayons and a coloring book?  In this month’s card class,  it was designed to focus with coloring.   The coloring being the use an image from the Blended Seasons bundle in the current Color Your Season promotion which is a limited-time offering.  Included in the bundle is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  Plus being offered is a new Watercolor Pencils Assortment of ten pencils in popular colors.  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 is full of colors that compliment the existing Watercolor Pencils in the Annual Catalog.  The Blended Seasons stamp set provides the perfect base for focus with coloring and the watercolor pencils.  Attendees are also able to create cards and a treat hold using all the limited-time products.

How Do You Focus With Coloring

The card below features the Blended Seasons flower stamp.  Jet Black Stazon Ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock (note – this is probably a great time to use your Stamparatus!)  The images were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green watercolor pencils from Assortment 2 along with an aqua painter to soften and blend the coloring.  The Daffodil Delight Watercolor pencil from the original watercolor pencil set was used to color the flower centers.  The middle flower was also stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White, colored and fussy cut to attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Leaves are cut from Garden Green Cardstock using die from Stitched Seasons framelits.  

Finally, to finish the card, add a touch of bling with several Basic Rhinestone Jewels also randomly added to the card front.  Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the card base and a Basic Black cardstock layer was used to create a small frame around the Shimmery White stamped layer.  Giving it even more dimension and another layer.

It keeps Getting Better

Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to cut the Cajun Craze cardstock.  After cutting and scoring the Cajun Craze cardstock, the leaf stamp from Blended Seasons was also used to randomly stamp the paper using Cajun Craze classic stampin’ pad.  The Stitched Seasons framelits were used to cut the tag components.  Cut orange hue leaf using watercolor paper and a blend of Brusho Crystal Color.  Behind the tag, the white side of a Pealized Doily was sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.  Because the gold binder clip used as the bag closure has been discontinued,  I recommend using the Gold Library Clips.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Treat Time stamp set, stamp using Mossy Meadow ink.  Substituting for another favorite sentiment is another way to go.  Finally, It was completed by adding a triple bow of Linen Thread.  See the full list of project materials below.  

Blended Seasons

Finally, be sure to order your Blended Seasons Bundle and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 soon…they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Because it has been so popular, it will probably sell out before the promotion ends.  

Contact me if you have any questions regarding the projects or products!  

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Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!  

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