Friday, October 31, 2014

Quick & Simple Christmas Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Halloween. I know it's Halloween but today's project is a quick and simple Christmas card which is this week's challenge with the Sisters in Stamping.  Definitely time to start thinking Christmas cards when you make your own. Plus, if you make a lot of cards you really want them to be simple yet still look all put together and nice. That's just what today's challenge is all about.

I really like how this card turned out. It really was simple to put together. One run through the big shot for some texture, a couple of punches, one stamp set and some designer series paper. See you can do simple cards that still look great. You can easily follow the layout of this card while switching up the colors and stamps and get a completely new looking card. Try it! I challenge you.
The designer series paper isn't even a Christmas themed paper pack. It is an Autumn paper. I just really like the striped blackberry bliss paper and thought it would be great paired with the mossy meadow for Christmas. What do you think?
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more quick and simple Christmas card ideas.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Eve

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Halloween Eve. Just wanted to drop by with a quick post to share this adorable wreath with you. I made it using the Motley Monsters designer paper. It's so cute. I have a tutorial coming on how to make these wreaths so look for it in the next few days.

I'm having Jonah give it to his teacher tomorrow. I think it's great for a classroom. I know I would want one in my classroom if I had my own class. (Yes, I'm still dreaming. I know one day it will happen. Just need some patience and trust that it will happen all in God's timing.)

Just a close-up of the not so spooky ghosts that accent the wreath. Cute, right?
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great time trick or treating tomorrow. 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Trick or Treat?

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday again. Woohoo. I just don't like that there's so many days between Monday and Friday and not nearly the same amount between Friday and Monday. Funny how that works, huh? Being Friday, it means one thing, time for another Sisters in Stamping challenge. This week we are sharing Halloween treats with you. There's still a week left if you haven't made any treats yet. Maybe one of ours will inspire you.

I made a little pumpkin using the Fry Box. Isn't it adorable? I know kids would love to receive this little treat in school or when they are out and about trick or treating on Halloween night. Don't tell anyone but you can make these pretty quickly but everyone will think you spent hours making these treats. A couple of punches, a big shot die, some scissors and adhesive and one ink pad with a sponge and one stamp. It really is that simple. The lines on the pumpkin are from the Work of Art Stamp set. It is a great set, if you don't have it, you will certainly want to put it one your wish list because Work of Art is an extremely versatile set that will quickly become a go-to set in your collection.
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more Halloween treat ideas. I'm sure you will be inspired. Now, I just need to be inspired for a Halloween costume for next Friday. I'm subbing at the elementary school so I believe a costume is in order. My requirements are the following: nothing scary, no witches, no devils. Any ideas? I have a few options playing around in my head but I am still open for ideas. Please do share!
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3" x 5"" Cellophane Bags"
3" x 5"" Cellophane Bags"

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Fun Fold Snowflake Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday again and that means Sisters in Stamping is ready for another challenge to share with all of you. This week's challenge is to make a fun fold card. I think I "cheated" a bit and started with the awesome snowflake thinlit that makes a fun fold card by itself but I added to it by making it open.

The thinlits just makes a swing card that is difficult to write a message in but if you begin with a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock and then slip the cardstock above the one side of the thinlit (the wider side) you will get an extended card that folds over (and under the cut out snowflake) so you can write a message and make the card a little more fun.

Look, mom, no stamps. Seriously, I created this card without any stamps at all. Just the big shot, thinlits, cardstock, paper, some accessories and adhesives (see below for all of it). I love the way it turned out. It really didn't take too long to make either, which is a bonus.

See the center snowflake that is white? Well, that snowflake isn't a part of the thinlit. Watch the video below from Stampin' Up! to see just how I was able to get a full snowflake in a different color than the base of the card. It's makes this set of thinlits so much more versatile than you originally thought.
Don't forget to head on over to Sisters in Stamping for more great fun fold card ideas.
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