Friday, January 30, 2015

Halloween or Fall Make and Take Card

Now we have finally reached the fifth and last project from the October Make and Take. Halloween cards are a lot of fun to make, but not everyone sends cards for Halloween. Which I can totally understand. So I always try to come up with a design that could easily be a Halloween card or a Fall card that way the guests at the Make and Take can choose which they would rather make. It can also be incredibly difficult to come up with a design that will work for both... so here is what I came up with.


Fabulous Work of Art

Here is the fourth card from the October Make and Take and you won't believe how incredibly easy this elegant card is to make!

Watercolor Stamping

Here is the third card front the October Make and Take! This one uses a fun technique to create that watercolor background.


  • Baked Brown Sugar card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Pool Party card stock 3-1/4" x 4"
  • Watercolor Paper 3" x 3-1/4"
  • Gold Baker's Twine 15"
  • Stamps: Truly Grateful, Serene Silhouettes
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow, Stazon
  • Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Gold Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, spray bottle with water, paper towel

First off fold the Baked Brown sugar card stock on the score line and run the card front through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Now set that aside so we can get to the fun part. 

Take a clear block and press the Tempting Turquoise and Mossy Meadow ink pads directly onto the block. Make sure you leave some white space between the two colors of ink. 


Now spray the block with a find mist of water until the ink gets good and runny and starts to blend together.


Press your watercolor paper onto the block really well then lift the watercolor paper up. Use a paper towel to blot  up any extra water on your paper and dry it with your Heat Tool really well.


Now stamp the image from Serene Silhouettes onto the watercolored panel in Stazon ink. Glue your lovely watercolor image onto the top of your Pool Party card stock then stamp the greeting from Truly Grateful onto the bottom of the Pool Party card stock in Mossy Meadow ink. 


Wrap the Gold Baker's Twine around the panel and tie it into a bow. Then glue the panel onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.


Now you have a lovely watercolor inspired card. I bet this technique would look lovely with some pastel colors for a spring card too! 

Letterpress Winter

Are you ready for the second card from the October Make and Take? This one is a lovely wintery Christmas Card. Take a look!


  • Lost Lagoon card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • All is Calm DSP 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Night of Navy card stock 1-3/8" x 5-1/8"
  • All is Calm DSP 1-1/4" x 5-1/8"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • All is Calm DSP 1" x 3-3/4"
  • Stamps: Letterpress Winter
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones

Fold the Lost Lagoon card stock on the score line. Use glue stick to adhere the large piece of All is Calm DSP onto the Whisper White card stock. Then glue this layer onto the card front. Next glue the strip of All is Calm DSP onto the strip of Night of Navy card stock and glue that layer into the center of the card front.

Stamp the frame image from Letterpress Winter onto a scrap of Soft Sky card stock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped image with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat it with your Heat Tool.  Now stamp the greeting inside the frame in Night of Navy ink. Use Paper Snips to fussy cut the frame out and adhere it onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.


For the inside stamp the snowflake images all over the Whisper White card stock in Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon ink. Use glue stick to adhere the strip of DSP onto the left side of the card stock then adhere this layer inside the card.

Finally take a snowflake from the Frosted Sequins pack and glue it onto the card front with a glue dot. Then add a small rhinestone into the center of the snowflake and you're done!


Christmas Cheer

Good morning readers! Lets step back in time today to take a look at all the cards from the October Make and Take. Here is the first one.


  • Cherry Cobbler card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Mossy Meadow card stock 4" x 5"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
  • Champagne Glimmer Paper 1/8" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamps: Cheerful Christmas
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Accessories: Filigree Frame embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Deco Labels Framelits, Ovals Framelits

Start off by folding the Cherry Cobbler card stock on the score line. Then run the card front through the Big Shot in the Filigree Frame embossing folder. Ink up the greeting stamp from Cheerful Christmas with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green markers. Breathe on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp the image onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock. Use the 5th from smallest Oval Framelit to cut out the greeting. Use the third from smallest Deco Labels Framelit on a scrap of Mossy Meadow card stock.

Glue the greeting panel onto the Mossy Meadow label and adhere this layer onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Wrap a piece of Gold Satin ribbon around the card front and tie it into a knot. Then take Paper Snips and cut the ribbon ends into a dove-tail shape.


Now for the inside. Stamp the ornaments from Cheerful Christmas along the top of the Whisper White card stock alternating Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink. Then glue this panel inside the card with glue stick. Add the strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper at the top of the panel to add some sparkle.

Finally close the card and add Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details onto the berries in the greeting. Set the card aside for about 20 minutes so the Dazzling Details can dry and you're done!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Box Set

With this fun Birthday Box Set you will be ready for those birthdays that pop up throughout the year. This gift set features five different fun card designs that double as gift card holders and five small gift bags that are perfect for a gift card or any other small gift. All of this comes with a fun box to keep it all in so it’s ready when you need it! This would be fun class project too!


This is another project for January made by yours truly. If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave me a comment on my project for a chance to win a free subscription to the January edition. Just make sure you also leave your email address so I can contact you. It has to be on the Craft Project Central post, not here, to be eligible to win.

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  • Or by referring a friend and when they subscribe just let us know about it! 

Hello Mixed Media Inspired Card

Today I have the final card from the January Make and Take to share with you. This one is very much a Mixed Media inspired card. It was inspired by this card made by Rita at Rita's Creations. I changed it up a bit though...


  • Smoky Slate card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 3" x 3" 
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 1-1/4" x 3"
  • Stamps: Four You, Gorgeous Grunge, Bloom with Hope
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Versamark, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Arrows embossing folder, Stampin' Sponges

Start off by folding the Smoky Slate card stock on the score line. Then run the Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot in the Arrows embossing folder. Glue this layer onto the card front with some glue stick. Now onto the pretty panel. 

Rub the Embossing Buddy all over your small piece of Whisper White card stock. Then stamp the Hello from Four You, the flowers from Bloom with Hope, and the small splatter from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card stock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped images with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat with your Heat Tool. 


Now take a Stampin' Sponge and sponge Soft Sky ink across the panel at an angle.


Now Sponge Pacific Point ink in the corners and blend it with the Soft Sky ink, but don't cover the Soft Sky ink completely. Stamp the splatter image a couple times in Pacific Point ink.


Now sponge the corners with Night of Navy card stock making sure not to cover the Pacific Point ink entirely. Stamp the splatter image a couple times in Night of Navy ink.


Finally sponge around the edges with Basic Black ink and take a paper towel to rub the ink off the embossed images. Your mixed media inspired panel is complete!


Take the Scallop Edge Border punch and use it on one of the long edges of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the scalloped glimmer paper behind the left edge of your blue panel.



Now wrap a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the panel and tie it into a bow. 



Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to stick this panel onto the front of your card. 



For the inside stamp the flower image in Night of Navy ink then stamp the splatter image several times in Soft Sky and Pacific Point ink. Glue this piece inside your card with glue stick. 



Done! What do you think? 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Best Day Ever

Today I have another card from the January Make and Take to share with you! This month was all about keeping the cards quick and easy. 


  • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Coastal Cabana card stock 2" x 3-3/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 1-7/8" x 3-3/4"
  • Gold Ribbon 10"
  • Stamps: Best Day Ever, Petitie Petals
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: Petitie Petals Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearls, Glue Dots, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Start off on this one by folding the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock on the score line. Now take the dot image from Best Day Ever and stamp it several times in the center of the large piece of Whisper White card stock. To get the different colors of dots ink up the stamp once, then stamp it three different times before inking it up again.


Next stamp the greeting in Calypso Coral ink onto the strip of Whisper White card stock. Glue the greeting layer onto the strip of Coastal Cabana card stock then punch one end with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. Thread the gold ribbon through the top of the tag and tie it into a bow. Stick the tag onto the card front at an angle with Stampin' Dimensionals.



For the adorable little flower stamp the image from Petitie Petals onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Daffodil Delight ink. Punch out the flower with the Petite Petals Punch and glue the flower onto the card front with a Glue Dot and add a small pearl into the center of the flower.


For the inside stamp the dots image several times across the top in Crisp Cantaloupe ink. Then stamp the greeting in Calypso Coral ink.

Ta da!!!! You're done!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Domed Pedestal with Floral Bouquet and Card

A fitting tribute, this flower bouquet is enthroned on a glimmering pedestal and protected under a shiny clear dome. Flowers in Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, and Blushing Bride are tied around their stems with silky Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding.  My coordinating card is dedicated to my sister, but could also be a fitting tribute to your lovely mother or other special woman in your life.


This gorgeous project was designed by Bev! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Bev a comment on her project. 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Amazingly Amazing

I have another lovely card from the January Make and Take to share with you! This one features the new and oh so beautiful Painted Blooms DSP. Take a look. 


This card happens to go with the project that I designed for Craft Project Central for January. Unfortunately that means I cannot share the instructions for the card here. 

So if you would like a complete list of supplies and instructions for this card as well as the beautiful Perpetual Calendar project then click HERE and subscribe to January!





Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacked with Love Notes and Treat Pouch Gift

Get ready for that someone special with this complete gift set! A simple, but sweet Note Card Box is fun and easy to make. It holds nine 3” x 3” cards and envelopes that will be easy to access, and perfect for those quick notes everyone needs to write! The Treat Pouch is the perfect companion that will hold those special goodies you want to share. And the coordinating card is simple, sweet and stunning! And, if that’s not enough… this tutorial will teach you a ribbon trick that you’ll love and use again and again!


This love-ly project was designed by Julie! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Julie a comment on her project. 

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More January projects that you may have missed: 



Friday, January 23, 2015

Fall or Halloween Treat Box

Here is a cute little treat box from the September Make and Take last year. This particular box was all dressed up for Halloween, but it would make a really adorable Valentine's treat box if you switched out the colors and put a heart on the front.


  • Bermuda Bay card stock 3-3/4" x 8-1/2"
  • Tangelo Twist card stock 2" x 10"
  • Basic Black card stock (two pieces) 1-7/8" x 1-7/8"
  • Motley Monsters DSP 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
  • Basic Black 1/8" Ribbon 10"
  • Stamps: Chalk Talk
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/8" Basic Black Ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips


With the 8-1/2" edge of the Bermuda Bay card stock against the top of your Simply Scored score at 2", 4", 6", 8". Then rotate the card stock 90 degrees clockwise and score at 1-7/8". Use Paper Snips to trim the card stock so it looks like the image below. Then add Sticky Strip onto the one narrow flap on the right side. Fold the card stock on the score lines. 



Form your box by removing the Sticky Strip liner from the narrow flap and adhere it behind the card stock on the other end. Then fold in and glue your bottom flaps in place. 

Now take your Tangelo Twist card stock and place it on your Simply Scored with the 10" edge against the top. Score at 1", 2", 4", 6", 8", and 9". Punch both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. Then add Sticky Strip in the locations shown. Fold the card stock on the score lines. 


Remove the Sticky Strip liner from your Tangelo Twist card stock. Place the little Bermuda Bay box into the center section of the Tangelo Twist card stock then fold up the ends of the Tangelo Twist to adhere to the sides of your little box. 

Put a treat in your box then thread the Basic Black ribbon through the holes and tie it into a bow. Glue the DSP onto the Basic Black card stock then glue it onto the front side of the box. Finally stamp the "for you" from Chalk Talk onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Bermuda Bay ink. Punch out the greeting with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and stick it onto the front of the box with a Stampin' Dimensional. 


This little box is perfect for a sweet treat. What do you think? 


Something Exciting!

Guess what?!? No really... guess. You may or may not have noticed something new in my sidebar to the right. Okay, okay. I'll give you a hint. Here is what I'm talking about...

I'm the Owner and Editor of Craft Storage Ideas!

I'm a contributor on the Craft Storage Ideas website! Yay! (insert silly looking happy dance here) HERE is the post where I was officially introduced. I am so absolutely totally and completely excited about this opportunity to join the fabulous ladies at Craft Storage Ideas! So I will be sharing a variety of craft room organization tips and roundups and such over there and here!

I challenge you to get your crafty spaces whipped into shape one week at a time so you can find your supplies and spend more time creating than you do searching for things. My blog series on organizing your supplies won't start for another couple of weeks, but today you can check out my post on Craft Storage Ideas by clicking HERE.

Let me know what you think about the post by leaving me a comment either here or there. I love to hear your opinion!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mini Baby Book Gift Set

Make this sweet “Baby Girl” mini accordion album for a friend who is expecting or has just had a baby. The mini album is perfect for scrapbooking or keeping keepsake photos. It nicely fits in a hand bag. These pieces can be mass produced easily and the greeting card can serve as the invitation or/and the baby announcement. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project. 


This sweet baby project was designed by Monika! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Monika a comment on her project.

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