Friday, 17 November 2017

Cutout Card

This week, for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Cut It Out, we were asked to cut out a portion of our card front and then use that cut out portion on the inside. So here is the card front:




And here is the inside:



I decided to use the snowflake dies that go with the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set. I went with a white card front to look like the snow and used a swirly patterned paper behind the cutouts to look like the wind. I embossed the sentiment and attached the layers to a navy card base.

For the inside, I stamped and embossed the snowflakes on the die cut pieces before adhering them to the card base. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and attached that to the bottom.

I used these supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Seasonal Sentiments Stamp set and coordinating dies
                             Scripty Holiday Stamp set
                             Cold Snap patterned paper
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
silver embossing powder, white and navy cardstock

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Plaid Tag

I have been inspired by another tag. It is by Karen Letchworth on Day 9 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I am entering that challenge and also the StampTV MIUM challenge - Tag, You're It.




The background was made by adhering tissue paper to cardstock with cling wrap. You put the cling wrap in between the two layers and use an iron to melt it. This sticks the two layers together and you can use it like patterned paper.

I stamped the holly leaves and cut them out with the coordinating die. I also die cut the berries with another die in the set. The holly stamp only has two leaves so I cut out an extra one, cut it apart and glued one leaf to each of the other two leaves. I added the berries in the middle.

I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with a square die and cut it again to make the rectangle. I did the same with the black mat with a postage stamp edge die.

I attached a piece of patterned paper to the tag and added the sentiment. I wrapped the black gingham type ribbon around the tag and tied a bow. Then I added another bow underneath. I punched a hole in the top and threaded the black ribbon through and tied a bow. Then I added the red gingham ribbon. I popped up the holly leaves with some foam squares and added three sequins to the sentiment layer.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Merry & Bright stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Fresh Asparagus ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square Set die
Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frame die
tissue paper, cling wrap, ribbon, foam squares, sequins, 
patterned paper, white, red and black                           cardstock from my stash


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Pine Cone Tag

This tag was inspired by the tag by Svitlana Shayevich on day 5 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I am entering it in the StampTV MIUM challenge - Tag, You're It and the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.



I stamped the branches with Christmas Pine, both in full strength and stamped off. I also added some in Moonlit Fog. I added the pine cones, trimmed the top corners and sponged around the edges. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder. After punching a hole, I threaded the ribbon and tied it.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Seasonal Sentiments stamp set
                             White cardstock
                             Ink: Christmas Pine, Moonlit Fog, Warm Cocoa, Red Velvet  
clear embossing powder, sponge dauber, ribbon from my stash

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Card and Tag

This week, the StampTV MIUM challenge is to make two things that match. It can be a card and tag, box and bag, any two things as long as they match. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Christmas Gift Tag, and Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.


I was inspired by Jo Nevill in Day 1 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I liked the clean and simple look with the sparkly gold stars.

For the tag, I stamped the image and sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold. I used the VersaMarker to write the To and From and embossed them. I punched the top of the tag and tied the ribbon on.

For the card, I used VersaMark ink to stamp the ornament randomly onto a piece of Red Velvet cardstock to give a watermark look.  I embossed the ornament and sentiment on white cardstock, sponged the edges and adhered it to the red cardstock. This was then attached to a white card base.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Merry & Bright stamp set
                            Scripty Holidays stamp set
                            Red velvet cardstock and ink
                            White cardstock
VersaMark ink, VersaMarker
antique gold embossing powder, ribbon from my stash

Monday, 30 October 2017

Christmas Treat Box

I made another treat box for the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #42 - Treat Holders. I found the idea here: http://intatwynedesigns.co.uk/intatwynedesigns/?p=4621. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.



This was very easy to make and holds 4 of the Lindor or Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

Using a piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 6 1/2", I scored at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" and 6" along the 6 1/2" side and at 1/2", 2", 8", and 9 1/2" on the 10" side. I cut, trimmed and folded to get the following shape.



The middle hole was made by folding the cardstock in half and punching with the Decorative Label punch. You could use any punch you have, or even cut a shape by hand. It just allows the candies to show through. I used a corner rounder punch on the two side tabs and punched part of a circle out of the edges of the bottom piece. This allows for easier opening. I also tapered the sides of the flaps on the sides and at the bottom to make it easier to fold and close.

I decorated with patterned paper - 3 pieces cut 1 1/4" x 5 3/4" and 2 pieces cut 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". I didn't put any paper on the bottom edge. After the paper was attached, I re-punched the hole. It's easier to punch them separately so it isn't too thick. I used Scor-Tape to adhere the bottom tab to the back of the top edge and folded and closed in the side tabs. 

I stamped the sentiment, punched it out and matted it with a scalloped circle. I attached on one side and a bow on the other side. 

I used the following supplies:
Scor-Pal
Stampin’ Up!: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
                        Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink
                        Decorative Label punch
                        1 3/4” Scalloped Circle punch
ek tools 1” and 1 1/2” punches
Scor- Tape
Art-C stamp set
corner punch, ribbon from my stash

Friday, 27 October 2017

Halloween Treat Holders

I decided to make some Halloween treat holders for the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge - Treat Holders. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.



These are a matchbook style so they were so quick to make. I started with a page in the Witch's Dust paper pad. It is quite thick, so it's almost like cardstock. It measured 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" and I cut it in half to get two pieces of 2 1/4" by 6 1/2". It is reversible so I made one of each.

With the 6 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 3/4", 3 1/2" and 4". I folded up the 3/4" and stapled near the middle of the edge to make the bottom of the 'matchbook'. I folded along the other two score lines to make the top and front.

I stamped the two images and fussy cut the one with the bat. The spider image was cut with the Creative Memories circle cutting system. I matted it with another circle cut from orange cardstock. I adhered these to the front with some foam squares.

I filled each one with a treat sized candy bar.


Supplies used:
Recollections Witch’s Dust Halloween paper pad
Hampton Art Happy Halloween stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Creative Memories Circle cutting system

Scor-Pal
yellow marker, foam squares, white and orange cardstock from my stash


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Turquoise for September

This week, for the StampTV MIUM challenge, we were given a colour to go with each month of the year. We had to use the colour associated with our birth month. We could also use black, white and ivory. I am also entering this in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Birthday Card, Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Monochrome and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


My birthday is in September, so I had to use aqua or turquoise. I decided to use the Turquoise Sea ink, cardstock and envelope by Gina K. Designs. I started by sponging the ink through a stencil onto a piece of white cardstock. While that dried, I formed my card base into a gate fold card by scoring 2 1/8" from each side and folding them onto the front so they met in the middle. I cut the stenciled piece in two and adhered one piece to each side.

I foiled the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched square die. I attached this to a postage stamp die cut and added them to the left hand side of the card front with some foam squares. I stamped a little flourish on the envelope to finish it off.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Turquoise Sea ink, cardstock and envelope
                            Happy Birthday foiling element in the Made with Love StampTV kit
                            Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
Plaid FolkArt stencil - Swirl Background
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square set die
Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frame die
foil, foam squares, adhesive, white cardstock from my stash

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Red, Green and White


The challenge this week at StampTV Mix it up Monday is Red, Green and White. I decided to make a treat box and enter the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge - Treat Holders.



I found this design on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit. I started with a piece of white cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". With the 5 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 1 1/2" and 4". With the 8 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5" and 6 3/4". I folded all of the score lines and then on the 5 1/2" side, I cut along the score lines between A and B and between B and C. I repeated this at the other end (between M, N and O). On the two 8 1/2" sides, I cut on the two middle score lines (both sides of G and I). 



To assemble the box, I folded up the two middle tabs on the long edge (G and I). Then I folded E up and brought D and F over G and I. I then folded A and C to the inside. I repeated the process, bringing K up, J and L over D and F and folding M and O to the inside. I added adhesive to the inside of J, L, M and O before folding. I hope I have described this well! If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

I added patterned paper to the outside faces, stamped and punched out the sentiment and added the holly stamp. Once I adhered this to the front with some foam squares, I added the holly berries with Liquid Pearls. I punched a hole in the top two sections before adding the ribbon. This will easily hold 2 of the chocolate balls shown.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sentimental Holiday stamp set
                            Cold Snap patterned paper pack
                            Grass Green ink
Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Decorative Label punch
Scor-Pal
White cardstock, ribbon, foam squares from my stash

Monday, 16 October 2017

Release Party Challenge

Gina K. Designs had a new release last Thursday and I made this card for the Release Party Challenge. We were asked to have the sentiment as the focal point and were to frame it somehow - dies, punches or other borders. I am also entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Birthday card.




I never seem to have enough masculine birthday cards so I thought I would make one for the challenge. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in copper. I used a set of circle dies to cut out the sentiment and three layers.

Using a white card base, I layered Dark Chocolate cardstock and the patterned paper. I adhered my circles together and added them to the center of the card front.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             Give Thanks patterned paper
                             Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus, Dark Chocolate cardstock
VersaMark ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Set dies
copper embossing powder, white card base from my stash

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Creative Crop card

The challenge this week for the StampTV MIUM is Creative Crop. We had to stamp an image that went off the edge of the card.



I looked through my stamps and decided to use the bicycle image. I thought that it gave a feeling of motion as it came in from the side. 

I stamped and embossed the bicycle, cut it out with the coordinating die and coloured it with alcohol markers.  I cut a piece of patterned paper, adhered it to the front of a white card base and added a piece of ribbon along the bottom of the patterned paper. I stamped and embossed the sentiment before attaching the bicycle with some foam squares. I trimmed the back wheel along the edge of the card base and added some Wink Of Stella for some shine.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made with Love patterned paper
                            Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set
VersaMark ink
Spectrum Noir: Alcohol Markers LG3, BT5, CT2, OR1, CR7, true black

                         Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Clear Wink of Stella pen
black embossing powder, ribbon, foam squares from my stash