Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Wait is Over!

Hi Friends,

I hope you've enjoyed these projects I've posted the past few weeks using the Daisy Delight Bundle.

The long-awaited Daisy Punch is finally available!  They are back in stock today.  By now you've probably seen dozens of beautiful projects created by demonstrators who had early access to this beautiful new stamp set & punch before they sold out.  This bundle has been so popular with demonstrators that they were sold out even before the new catalog went online!  I'm predicting that this shipment will go fast, so if you've been waiting to get your hands on this set, don't delay - order today!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daisies from the Farmers Market

Hi, Friends!

I am having so much fun playing with the new In-Colors!  I love experimenting with different combinations to see what works.  One of my favorites is Powder Pink paired with Smoky Slate.

So soft and lovely!  Smoky Slate is one of my favorite neutral colors - everything looks good with it.  It's the "little black dress" of cardstock!   I used 2 of my favorite new bundles on this project - Wood Words and Daisy Delight.

"Thank You" & "Farmer's Market" are stamped in Basic Gray.  The daisy stems are stamped in Old Olive and the smaller flower stems are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  The small daisies are a 2-step stamp:  the solid background is stamped in Powder Pink and the outline stamp is done in Flirty Flamingo.  The large daisy is stamped in Powder Pink and the center is Flirty Flamingo.

I stamped the stems first, placing them so they would look as if they are tucked inside the crate.  The crate is made with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and die-cut using the Wood Crate Framelits, which are included in the Wood Words Bundle.  The center daisy is stamped on the card front; the other 2 are stamped once to show placement for the fussy-cut images.

See how the small daisies on the left & right are popped up?  I love adding dimension to cards this way.  The petals on the large flower were rolled around a pencil to shape them and a Dimensional behind the center pops it up too.  Five rhinestone jewels add sparkle!

The large daisy is actually 2 punched daisies layered on each other and attached in the center with a drop of liquid glue.

I liked this design so much, I decided to try it with bolder colors too.  Here I've used Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim.  

Two of the smaller daisies are popped up with Dimensionals on this card, too.  Glitter Enamel Dots in coordinating colors add sparkle!

New In-Colors for 2017-2019 - what will you make with your favorites?

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I'd love to hear your comments about your favorite colors.  Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Fresh Treats for You

Hi Stampers,

Today I'm sharing another project made with the Wood Words Bundle.

My "fresh treats" are going to be homemade cookies.  This crate is the perfect size to hold three of your favorites!

I used the Hardwood stamp to make the woodgrain design.  The colors are Crumb Cake ink on matching cardstock.  The "fresh treats" banner is a 1/2" strip of Dapper Denim cardstock flagged on one end using the Triple Banner Punch.  The star is cut from a Copper Foil Sheet using the Wood Words framelits.  The cute little tag is also part of the framelit set and tied on with a piece of Linen Thread.

The 3"x 3" notecard is made from Crumb Cake cardstock.  The 1/2" strip across the center is Sahara Sand cardstock.  All of the stamping is done with Dapper Denim, and the heart is die-cut.

Visit yesterday's blog post for more details on stamping the woodgrain and assembling the crate.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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Happy stamping,

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hello, Friend - A Treat for You!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'm sharing some ideas for treat packaging using the new Wood Words Bundle. I've been having so much fun with this set!

I used "country" colors on these projects - Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  What a perfect way to make someone's day by giving them this sweet little gift!

Here's the little note card I tucked inside the crate.  It's a piece of 3" x 6" Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored & folded into a 3" x 3" card.  The first layer is Dapper Denim.  I stamped the spray of flowers from the stamp set diagonally across a 3" x 3" piece using Dapper Denim ink and die-cut it with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The next layer is a piece of regular weight Whisper White.  I stamped the same spray of flowers in Sahara Sand and die-cut it with the 1-5/8" square from my Stitched Shapes Framelits.  "Hello Friend" is stamped in Dapper Denim on a 1/2" strip of Sahara Sand cardstock and flagged on both ends with the Triple Banner Punch.  The rooster is stamped in Dapper Denim on Whisper White cardstock and die-cut with the matching framelit.

I constructed the crate from Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The Hardwood background stamp is perfect to use for this.  I stamped it with Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White.  I love the Hardwood stamp for this because you can turn any color of cardstock into a wood-look crate!  One piece of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock will make 2 crates with very little waste.  

Begin by laying the background stamp face up and ink it thoroughly.

Take a piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White cardstock and lay it on the stamp.  Rub the entire surface of the cardstock firmly against the stamp and lift it straight up.

There it is - perfect wood texture!  The Thick Whisper White cardstock holds its shape really well for this project.  The framelit cuts and scores 1/2 of the crate, so you'll need to cut 2 and assemble them.  Just fold on the scorelines and use Tear & Tape Adhesive on the tabs.  This is the perfect adhesive for three dimensional projects like bags and boxes.

To decorate the front of the crate, I stamped "farmer's market" with Dapper Denim ink and die-cut it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The stars are also stamped using Dapper Denim, only on Sahara Sand cardstock.  These are cut with framelits included in the bundle (there are also moon & heart framelits!) I attached the 2 stars to the circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and attached the entire piece to the front of the crate as one unit with the same glue.

My crate holds 4 Lindor Truffles - what will you put in yours?

If you need a larger card than the 3 x 3 note card to write your thoughts, you might want to make the card on the left instead.  That would leave room in the crate for more truffles-always a good thing!! The beautiful floral spray on the card front was stamped twice before attaching the horizontal greeting piece.

I tucked my crate inside a clear 4" x 9" treat bag purchased at the local craft store in the candy making aisle and tied it with a piece of 5/8" burlap ribbon.  

I hope you like this project!  

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Happy stamping,