Friday, September 15, 2017

Painted Harvest Gift Packaging

Hi Stampers,

It's the weekend!  What will you craft?  I'm playing with the beautiful new Painted Harvest Suite from the holiday catalog.  Everything in this suite is gorgeous - I love fall, and the colors in the designer paper are outstanding!

My first project uses the stamp set, the punch, and the designer papers:

Don't you just love that sunflower?  I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Chocolate Chip.  The leaves tucked behind it were stamped in Old Olive.  It's mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals on a 1-1/4" x 8-1/2" belly band cut from Early Espresso cardstock.  A short piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon & a sprinkling of Black Rhinestone Jewels completes the look.

This sweet little box is generously sized to hold six Hershey's Nuggets!

The nuggets are wrapped in 1" x 3" strips of  Painted Autumn Designer Paper.

The lid is decorated with a piece of 2-3/4" x 2-1/2" Designer Paper to match the nugget wraps.

Here's the recipe for making this box.  Adhesive (Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape) goes on each of the six small tabs.  This box design was CASE'd from Sam Hammond.

The Painted Harvest bundle (stamp set plus leaf punch - no die-cuts!) is my #1 pick from the Holiday Catalog.  Click the photo below to order yours and start stamping your own gorgeous sunflowers!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Vintage Leaves & Wood Textures for #GDP103

Hi, Stampers!

This week I'm playing along with the Theme Challenge at Global Design Project. It's a theme I can really get into-as a matter of fact, it was the theme of our team card swap last week.  I guess great minds think alike!

My design has a real woodsy-leafy thing going on - perfect for him!

I used Early Espresso for my card base on this project.  It's my fave of all the browns - so rich looking!  On top of that, I layered a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. Instead of centering it, I shifted it to line up with the top & left edges of the card.

The top layer is Whisper White, stamped randomly in Sahara Sand with one of the images from Vintage Leaves.  Then I used the maple leaf  framelit to cut out a peek-a-boo shape.  This step was actually a happy accident - I had a scrap of cardstock with the maple leaf shape cut out on my craft table and it happened to land on top of my Wood Textures DSP.   And surprise, I liked it!

The Whisper White layer started out 4" x 5-1/4".  I laid it on top of the DSP layer and when I found the angle I liked, I marked it & trimmed off the top & left edges to match the card base.

My favorite thing about this card is the bold greeting cut with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  It's actually four die-cuts layered together - the first 3 are cut from Early Espresso and the top one from Whisper White.  I love the shadowing and dimension it gives to this card.

I used this sentiment from Special Celebrations for the inside.  It has such great options for a lot of occasions - this has quickly become my "go-to" birthday greeting.

A trio of the new Black Rhinestone Jewels and a double wrap of Linen Thread tied around the card are the finishing touches.

Please visit Global Design Project this week to see all of the great entries there!

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Happy stamping for HIM,


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Carols of Christmas in Blues

Hi, Stampers!

I've not really used Island Indigo very much on card projects until recently.  Now I can't get enough of it!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I created with it.

I really like this color combination of Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  The trees and snowbank are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The snow bank was die-cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and the square focal point was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Everything else on this card is part of the Carols of Christmas bundle.

I added five Rhinestone Basic Jewels to look like twinkling stars in the sky and die-cut the moon from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

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Ordering is available from the 2017 Holiday Catalog beginning TOMORROW!!  Woohoo!  If you've placed an order with me this year, you hopefully have yours in hand by now.  If not, shoot me an email and I'll get one out to you!

Happy stamping,