Friday, October 21, 2016

Spooky Treat Time

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's almost that time for some spooky treats. And today at Sisters in Stamping we have the perfect treats for you to give your little goblins or the big goblins you may know as well. What's inside my treat may not be tolerable for the little one. No silly, it's nothing bad, just a little cinnamon-y. (Yep, that's a word)

So what do you think so far? I haven't made one of these in a really long time, but I always enjoy making them when I do. It's a sliding gum holder (well, that's the name I'm giving it anyway). It's best to buy gum that would be easily pulled up to get a piece out. You don't necessarily want a pack a gum that you would need to slide up, take out, open and then finally be able to get your piece of gum. That's just entirely too much work, right?

I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween set to make my treat, To add some extra texture to the mummy, I wrapped some baker's twine around his body. It looks so cute. I also used the Smokey Slate market to give a little more dimension to the lines on the mummy. Without those lines it just looks kind of boring. Kind of like it's waiting to be finished, that's why I went ahead and finished it.

And here's the moment you have been waiting for........ the gum sliding out. You wrap the ribbon around the pack of gum before you assemble the gum in the box you made to make a life a lot easier for yourself. Then just tie a know at the end of the gum package so it doesn't slip and slide too much.

To finish of the front I just cut out some little pumpkins from one of the sheets in the designer series paper pack. That's right, only one stamped image on this treat. Anyone can do it, I promise.  Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more great Halloween treat ideas.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

When You Must Fold, Fun Fold

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another great blog hop with the Stamper's Dozen. This month is a great month with lots of fun ideas for different folds than the customary fold we are all used to.  Enjoy the blog hop because you are guaranteed to find lots of inspiration for future cards.

I decided to make a double z-fold card. I have been so in love with these cards. They aren't for the faint of heart or the lack of patience kind of stampers. It can be tedious with lots of cut out pieces but the end result is amazing!!!!! These are definitely cards that you wouldn't want to make a 100 of for your Christmas cards. But definitely great for those special people that deserve a great card.

Santa's sleigh and his reindeer going through the snowy tree-filled hills on a starry December night. That was my goal and I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too. 

The best part of this card is the coordinating thinlits that help cut out a lot of reindeer, trees and a detailed sleigh. Honestly, the coolest part because it makes it so quick. No hand cutting here.

Remember to keep hopping to keep that inspiration flowing. 

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Time to Copy

Hello Stamping Friends,

How are you today? Have you ever heard of CASE in the crafting world? I've heard two different meanings; copy and share everything or copy and steal everything. I prefer the the first definition of the acronym. Stealing just isn't very nice. So today with the Sisters in Stamping we are CASEing cards right from the Stampin' Up! catalog.

Now, my interpretation of CASEing my be a bit different than some others because I usually end up changing the layout a bit. Just need to add my own touch to kind of make it mine. I decided to use the card on page 29 of the Holiday catalog that uses the Jolly Friends stamp set for my inspiration. I didn't order that set but I loved the cards shown with the moose. I did however order the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set that has an adorable reindeer that I was able to swap in the moose's place. Here is the card from the Holiday catalog.

Very cute, isn't it?

And here is my take on the same card using a different stamp set and adding a banner for the greeting. See the similarities? But yet, I bet you can see how I still copied but added a touch of my own to my card, right? I added some basic pearls for the eyes after I colored them with a black permanent marker. It really adds so much to the card when you see it in person. The red nose is also on with a dimensional.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for more card ideas that are CASEd right from the Stampin' Up! publications.

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