Posts Tagged ‘Stampin’’
My Timeless Templates had a giveaway during the Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s Event last week, where they gave away a template for a Recipe Wrap Up, available from Papertrey Ink. I used the template, except shortened it a bit so it would fit inside my Cuttlebug to use my Nesties for the see-thru window.
I would probably use this for gifts with tickets involved, movies or theatre LOL k I haven’t been to the theatre district since we moved to the burbs & had 3 kids. Should make an effort, I guess. Going to the movies is just that much easier for babysitting.
I didn’t want to use PP to cover up the Acetate, so I just adhered them with Mini Glue Dots, so it looked a bit cleaner.
To keep it shut, it ties at the side through the eyelets.
Used: Kraft CS, Martha Stewart DSP, Silver Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Round Nestabilities (used in Cuttlebug), Template from PTI, Uniball White Gel Pen, Acetate, Mini Glue Dots, Ridinghood Red CS, Stampin’ Up! Flower Daisies#2 Die Cut used in Sizzix Big Shots Machine, Checker Fabric Brad (Dollar Store), Offray 1/4″ Microcheck Ribbon, Scallop Punch.
This was a generous freebie cupcake template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff through the Stamp Out Alzheimer’s website. It’s free right now, through the Charitable Website, all funds going to Alzheimer’s foundation. After this week long event is over, Kelleigh will be selling this template at her site: The Digi Chick.
My little helper (the 3 year old in B/Ground shot) & I went to work on our cupcake. I think next time I will try to do it on my own, so that I concentrate a bit more while I cut out the template.
The reason the Twill Tape was on it, is that it was a bit wonky … “K’y HELP?????” “uh, just wait, oh dear”. I think next time I would gather it, so it would fit on the hexagonal shape a bit better.
and the bottom.
What a cute template & it would make a great treat holder. Not sure who I’m sending ours to yet, but it was fun to make.
Used: Close To Cocoa DSP, Vanilla CS, Versa Mark Ink, Red EP (SU retired), Martha Stewart Twill Tape, Riding Hood Red CS, Red Brad, Silk Flowers, So Swirly SU Wheel, Template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff.
I had some left over scraps of paper, so I thought I’d use them to decorate this rectangular tin I bought, as an impulse buy, while in the queue at Michaels ($1.50).
They would be great for small thank you cards, but I’m going with my standby of Chocolates.
So what do you need:
I don’t measure things. Rulers & I … um ya, I don’t measure things, I eyeball. So here’s the eyeballing:
The tag, I used with my old Sizzix Machine & this tag maker, good for cutting paper.
Then I used my leftover scraps & swirled some more So Swirly (S.U. Wheel), and sponged a bit too. I sealed it with Sticky Tape, ’cause man, that tape is strong. The tape was put on in a square “U” shape under the ruby red strip, to act as a pocket.
Tag in …
Wrapped chocolates inside, unfortunately it wouldn’t fit 9 chocolates, just 6:
This went to a buddy of mine who loves chocolate, I mean, really LOVES chocolate. LOL
Used: SU Jumbo Wheel: So Swirly, Certainly Celery CS, Ruby Red CS, Anna Griffin AG945 PP, Versa Mark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Cording from Fabricland (Sage), Dimensionals, Sizzix Tag Punch, Olfa 45mm Scallop Blade used in Fiskars Trimmer, Buttons, Hershey’s Miniatures, Rectangular Tin from Michaels.
Here’s the Saturday Colour Inspiration from SplitCoaststampers, IC145.
It’s from Pier 1 Imports, check out their website, as my photoshops skills are rushed & cruddy today:
Here’s the quick card I made:
Used: Country Burlap Stamp, Best Yet Stamp set, Really Rust CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Summer Sun CS, Ruby Red CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, EE Markers, Kiwi Kiss Ink, Versa Mark, Faux Suede fabric ends, Creative Memories Hexagonal Punches, dimensionals.
Thanks for the fun, Lori. Be sure to check out the other interpretations on SCS.
Here’s an inspiration from Beate at SCS. I normally don’t look at what everybody else submits before I start to work on something, but I did this time. In the Gallery, everyone had such beautiful cards, & I was a bit intimidated, but lesson learned, just go for it.
Here’s the inspiration from Coldwater Creek of Jo Moulton’s Poppies Picture:
I loved the pin striping of the red, against the mohogany looking frame, so I used the new Riding Hood Red Colour CS & masked it & then brayered it with Riding Hood Red Ink. The Black CS was actually some old packaging of Cuttlebug embossing folders, cut out with a square punch, moved around to create a window. I didn’t wait until the glue dried to take the picture (heading outside with the kids) so it looks a bit wet still.
Stamps: Wonderful Words, Brayer, Riding Hood Red Ink & CS, Brayer, Flower, Rhinestone brad, Vellum PP, Black Packaging from cuttlebug embossing folder, Square Punch.
I thought I’d have a bit more fun with the Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, & Certainly Celery colour combo. Check out Kristina Werner’s Colour Inspiration #20 for details. Although, I’m sure I’m past the deadline & I’ve already put a submission in! LOL.
The first time I saw the Pottery Barn Inspiration, I really wanted to use my new cricket Cartridge for the inspiration, but my blade was dull. So last night, after DH was home & kids were getting ready for bed, I snuck off to pick up a new blade.
While I was at the store, I saw some Martha Stewart Sparkles. A whole Rainbow, but I only picked up the black & white sets of glitter (trying to exercise some restrain). That woman can package stuff. I think Martha is thinking “now how can I get Amy to buy this?” when her marketing & advertising people go to work.
Paper: Chocolate Chip CS, Certainly Celery Textured CS, Pink Pirouette INK, Regal Rose Marker, Cricket Home Accents cartridge, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Sparkles & Glue.
Now I know why I don’t combine challenges. Too hard, too many things to remember.
I did give it a go, though, with combining Kim’s Artful INKable challenge:
No PP permitted, only 3 layers max, only 1 kind of accessory (either ribbon or brads).
I had used the wrong colour in one of Kristina Werners Challenges, so I had the “Wrought Iron” trim left over. Reuse, recycle, baby.
No stamps?? What’s up with that? But that’s what I ended up with. Ha, I just realized that I lost a piece of the white die cut in between the ‘a & the n’ in thanks. I’ll have to check the craft room floor. Ribbon was tough to give up on this one:
Here’s another Colour Inspiration from Kristina Werner. I must say, I was hoping she’d pick one of the new colours, because I JUST got my package yesterday. YEAH Pink Pirouette!
The Inspiration was from Pottery Barn for kids, thanks Kelly for suggesting it, great pick. What fun chairs for children or grown ups.
I really wanted to use the Cricket for this challenge too, (check out this new cartridge: Home Accents) but the blade is dull, & I can’t get a new one right now. Ah well. Many other new toys to play with.
Here’s what I came up with:
I made the Certain Celery ‘Brackets’ using the new Curly Label Punch, by punching and then moving it slightly over like I did here, when I used the tag punch. The bottom ‘lace’ was using the Wrought Iron Punch with the bottom clip removed.
The Embossing on the tag was done by stamping in Versamark first and then Pink Pirouette & then Embossing with Clear Powder.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does. Just too many wonderful ideas.
Paper: Pink Pirouette CS, Regal Rose Textured CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Certainly Celery Textured CS, Martha Stewart Ribbon, INK: VersaMark, Pink Pirouette, Stazon Brown, Stamps: SU Lots of Thoughts, SU Cute and Curly, Anna Griffin Filligree Stamp, Stampin up Punches: Wrought Iron (SU Retired), Curly Label, Coluzzle Oval, & dimensionals.
How amazing is this? Friends of ours are having a birthday party for their DD. Abigail is having a little girls’ birthday party, with a spa-pool theme. Very cute, in fact here was the invite we received. It came wrapped around a face cloth, with Emma’s name on the cloth and a little note about the SPA-tacular Pool Party! Just too cute in & of itself:
Now, the one different and beautiful idea that this child is doing is, rather than collect a pile of toys for herself, she is collecting Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse, (Operation Christmas Child is a Christian Organized yearly event that brings toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world) Abigail will bring all the boxes she has received to her church in late October/early November during collection time. How awesome is that!?!
So here is a shoe box for Abigail. The actual red/green boxes along with the form will be picked up later.
Made a quick card tonight too, I hope she likes it.
Gable Green Textured CS, PP: Paperbilities Autumn Leaves Kaeidoscope, Cricket Cartridges: Beyond Birthdays, Shapes (Home Accents) & Base Camp, Flowers, & Fabric Brads.
Here, Kelly of SCS, has a challenge: AUG08VSNA, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do you see?. We were permitted to use the any of the animals of the beloved classic, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle, and the only condition is … match the colour. I started off with Red Bird, but that didn’t work, then Brown Bear, nope … I ended up with this tiny baby card:
The inside of the card, I just put a bit of trim to cover the Rick Rack bits & the underside of the Circle Scallops.
Used: Bashful Blue Ink & Markers, Bashful Blue CS, Yoho Yellow textured CS & Certainly Celery textured CS, 1/4 inch circle punch, Cuddles & Tickles & Baby Frame stamps (S.U. Retired), Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Punch, Versa Mark Ink & Mustard Yellow Embossing Powder (S.U. Retired).
Check out what others on SCS have come up with here.