Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Twinkle, a set of 10 stamps! If you have come here from Jennifer Dykstra's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

I created a pretty simple front for my card using the White Pines Paper with New England Ivy cardstock.  I cut the shape from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and used Gold Embossing to stamp the frame and the word Peace.   

For the inside of my card, I used the Christmas Tree pop out from the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  Before I made all the folds, I stamped the light strand, the little stars and the light bulbs with Versa Mark ink and then Gold Embossed them.  I added some gold dots from the Fundamental Assortments Gold (Z3105) to the tree.  The strip at the bottom of the card is from one of the White Pines B&T papers.

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Now it is time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's blog and see what she has created!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Treat Bags for Your Trick Or Treaters!

Halloween is just around the corner!  Today I'm sharing a fun way to give out your treats!  One is a little more detailed and the other is simple and quick!  But no matter which one you create, I'm sure the little monsters will love them.

For this first bag, I cut a background image from Close To My Heart's new Artistry Cricut Cartridge in Eggplant, Whisper and Black Cardstock.  I used the Eggplant Cardstock as the background and cut out the bats from the black cardstock and the ghost from the Whisper Cardstock.  I layered them on top of the Eggplant to create a multi-color background.   I added black shimmer trim across the top to seal the folded down edge and a stamped sentiment from Trick or Treat Sweets stamp set. 

The 2nd bag was quick to create and would be easy to make alot of these for classroom treat bags.  I used the same stamp - Trick or Treat Sweets to stamp the Frankenstein using a masking technique.  I cut a simple banner, added a strip of purple shimmer trim and used the mini stapler to staple in place.  Check out the Trick or Treat Sweets stamp below for all the cute little monsters.

Trick or Treat Sweets (B1460)

Other products used:

Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags (Z2036)

Artistry Cricut Cartridge - Z3167
Black Cardstock - 1386
Eggplant Cardstock - X5774
Whisper Cardstock - X5929
Black Shimmer Trim - Z1809
Purple Shimmer Trim - Z1919
Sequins Silver Collection - Z2013
Black Ink - Z2105
Pear Ink - Z2197

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Keep the Christmas Memories Alive with White Pines PML

I'm back with a follow up post about the Making Connections Event I attended last week in Memphis.  I am so excited to share this next project we created.

We created a cover page and a scrapbook page with the new White Pines Picture My Life Kit and the White Pines Paper pack.  By adding Poppy Thick Twine, White Pines Compliments and Red Enamel Gems, you can really make your Picture My Life pages pop.

Here is the cover page.  We took a 4x6 PML card and colored the leaves, flowers and berries with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and then wrapped it in Poppy Twine.  We also used papers from the White Pines Paper pack to create this page and accented it with the coordinating compliments and gems.   This page is just beautiful.  Imagine opening your Christmas Album to this page!

Next, we created a scrapbook page using more White Pines Picture My Life Cards.  The "Noel" in the upper right corner was cut from one of the 3x4 PML cards.  We also used another 3x4 card to accent the photo.  We used lots of twine and compliments here as well.  This would make a great page to add the annual family photo to.

With the leftover compliments and gems, we can add pretty touches to the rest of our Picture My Life cards!  This is a beautiful way to capture the Christmas Holiday.

Products used:

White Pines Paper Pack - X7200B
White Pines Compliments - X7200C
White Pines Picture My Life Kit - Z3176
Red Enamel Gems - Z3090
Poppy Thick Twine - Z3094

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