Friday, September 30, 2016

Ugly Sweater Season

A while ago Sue Parker (Sparkled Stamps) from our weSTAMP team created and posted an awesome Buttoned Up Sweater Card that she'd made and shared.  It was so much fun that she did a Make & Take at team meeting earlier this week.  Thank you Sue, it was so much fun!

When I was talking to my stampers about it, Linda suggested, what about making "an ugly sweater".  Lights when off in my head and last night when I went home I started working on it!

Here is my version (there are SO MANY COMBINATIONS) of an Ugly Sweater.  This is actually my second attempt.  My first attempt is below - but it wasn't ugly enough, so #2 takes first place.  

The paper I used is the 6" x 6" Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.  For this card, the front and back of one sheet were used perfectly.  Begin by cutting a width of 4 1/4", then cut that piece to 5 1/2".

The strip on the side will be used for the pocket and the band across the bottom and the v-neck.  Use your scoreboard to mark the bumpy strips or if you have a crimper, you can run them through there very slowly.

Full measurements are on Sue's Blog 
(I just realized as I went to post this that I didn't give you the card base instructions!).

Then just add whatever you can find to make your sweater the perfect bit of "ugly".

I cut out bits from Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper, punched out candies with my 1/2" circle punch, the Reindeer from Cookie Cutter Christmas and Cookie Cutter punch. Christmas Trinkets Embellishments, and Gold Bakers Twine

The possibilities are unlimited!  Just have FUN with it!

Thank you for looking in today and a big Thank YOU to Sue Parker from Sparkled Stamps!

~ Donna

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How About a Do-Over?

I decided to edit these cutie pies.  Their little footies just seemed like they were missing something, so I took some Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched just a little bit of the Cookie Cutter Punch to make "hooves" and then placed them on the bottoms of their legs.

Check out the difference - "no feet":

And now "with feet":

To see the original post with all the details, click HERE  

Thank you for looking in today.  Off to bed (Tuesday Night) after working a 12 hour day!

Monday, September 26, 2016

All Wrapped Up

Here is another adorable card made on Saturday at Fall Fest.

Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White Cardstock - 5 1/4" x4" - embossed with Brick Wall
Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Vellum Circles and Square

Stamp the mummy twice from Cookie Cutter Halloween.  One you will use to cut out small bits of bandage wraps to place on top of the other, to give the bandages some dimension.  Watercolor with Crumb Cake to "dirty" the bandages.

See how great it looks below with the extra bandage layers?  (click on the picture - it should open to another window with a larger picture).

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Monday!

~ Donna

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Haunted House with Power Strips

On Saturday, 125 of Diana and Rhonda's closest friends gathered together for their Fall Fest 2016.  It is so much fun to stamp and craft with friends instead of being the one planning, cutting and prepping!  Which I also love, don't get me wrong - but boy oh boy, it's fun to be the one playing with the others - or as my team name is "Stamps Well With Others".  

Our first card that I'm going to share today is a great way to use up some of the strips of paper you have left over from other projects.

Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White Cardstock - 5 1/4" x 4"
Halloween Night DSP - (Haunted House) - 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Pumpkin Pie - 3" x 2 1/2"
Basic Black - 3 1/4" x 2 3/4"
Jar of Haunts - Sentiment

  • Stamp greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black in upper right hand corner of the smaller piece of Whisper White.
  • Adhere strips of Halloween Night DSP at an angle.  Lay them all out on your cardstock before adding adhesive so you are sure you have enough length.  Hanging over the edge is best - you can trim it off before attaching to the card.
  • Assemble layers (DSP, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black) as shown.
  • Pop up onto the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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~ Donna

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