Free Skate

At last month’s Shoebox Swap, I was able to make this beautiful Free Skate card.  The purpose of the swap was for demonstrators to make and share projects from the Holiday Catalog.  We each brought all the precut materials to use for stamping and assembling our design. This allowed us to create a variety of cards in just a couple of hours .  Today’s card uses the Free Skate Bundle.  The bundle includes the Free Skate Cling Stamp Set and the Detailed Skate Dies. The card also showcases the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I would like to thank the card designer, Jamie Lavender, for the beautiful layout and product selection.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  

Free Skate

Card Details:
  • Card base is Pretty Peacock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″).
  • For the next layer, cut a piece of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Use the Detailed Skate Dies to cut the skate.  The skate base and ties are cut from Pretty Peacock cardstock.  The lacy pattern on the skate uses Whisper White cardstock and the skate blades are Gold Foil paper.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the layers to the skate base.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the Holly.  Color the holly leaves with the Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.  
  • Cut the sentiment piece using the Stitched Labels Dies and attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Add Red Rhinestones to the berries on the holly.
  • Finish the card by adding the skate to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Reminder: You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials. During the month of September & October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Simple Halloween Card

Are you looking for a simple Halloween Card to make?  This card has you covered!  The beauty of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper are the wonderful designs to use on craft creations.  Notice the Designer Series Paper panel on the card below?  It’s a bookshelf with interesting book titles and is one of my favorite papers from the package.  With the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, you can easily take your card “up a notch” by adding texture to one of the card layers. 

Monster Bash Halloween Card

Card Details:
  • Card Base is Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Using a  3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, texture embellish using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach a 5″ x 2″ piece of Monster Mash Designer Series Paper to the lower half of the texture embossed Crushed Curry cardstock.  Before adding to the Basic Black layer, wrap Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon across the card front where the Designer Series Paper and Crushed Curry cardstock meet.  (refer to photo)
  • Punch the girl ghoul image from the Monster Mash Designer Series Paper with the 2″ circle punch.  Add to top of the card using Snail Adhesive.
  • Complete the card front by stamping the  sentiment  from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set with Memento black onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a couple of the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes as an embellishment around the sentiment.

See how simple it is to make this card!  The only stamping is for the sentiment.  

Are you ready to order your Monster Bash supplies?

You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials.  Reminder:  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me. 

Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Christmas Countdown Project Kit

Do you love project kits?  If so, you’re going to love the Christmas Countdown Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!   This Christmas craft kit let’s you create your own hand-crafted advent décor.  You can fill the boxes with small gifts, and let the countdown begin!  The kit includes enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes and has a sturdy outer box to hold them all.  The Christmas Countdown Stamp Set is used to complete the holiday themed  project and is sold separately.   The project colors includes Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White with Gold Foil to add some shine! Be sure to watch the short video below as Natalie showcases the project kit.

But wait!  Though the project kit is called Christmas Countdown, it’s not just for Christmas. Christmas Countdown Project Kit Variation

Isn’t it a great idea for storing embellishments?  In my craft room, numerous methods have been tried for embellishment storage.  Yet, the system currently in use still does not allow me to see purchased embellishments. You know the saying – out of sight, out of mind!   Which means embellishments are forgotten and thus not used enough.  Therefore, I my recent order includes an extra Christmas Countdown Project Kit to use for embellishment storage.  I look forward to it arriving and will share the finished project in a future blog.

Other uses include decorating the reverse side of the boxes for other holiday themes such as Easter is Coming.   Or perhaps, use as a Birthday Countdown.  What other uses can you think of?    

Be sure to place your order for the Christmas Countdown Project Kit before it becomes Sold Out!  You can order below in the Project Materials section.

REMINDER: In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday for more project ideas.  Happy Crafting!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!