Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Tisket, a Tasket, I Made a Berry Basket!!

For the Love/Valentines theme at Stampin' Royalty this week, i chose to make this cute little Berry Basket full of love using the Stampin' Up Berry Basket Die!
The only thing that i believe needs an explanation is the mat behind the main panel. I actually cut that out by hand. I basically temporarily stuck the main panel on the Real Red Cardstock, then eyeballed it to cut around it to make a mat.  I also used various Scallop Circle punches to create the flower. after punching them out of Patterned Paper, I crumpled them up, put them back in a flower shape and layered them, glued them together, then punched a hole right in the center, where i then put a large brown brad in to keep it all together. Everything else speaks for itself! A fun little basket that i will be filling with Valentines candy and giving to my little girl! 

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Sahara Sand
Stamps: Love Stamp from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit
Accessories: Berry Basket Die, fashionable hearts embosslits die, Labels Collection Framelits Die

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Making a Cake (Card)

The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is BIRTHDAYS!!
Right up my alley! (that and Christmas, of course!)
I was DYING to use my new Stacked With Love Designer paper from the brand spankin' new Occasions Catalog! 
So i did! 
I used my Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Basic Black markers to color the stamp from the Amazing Birthday set, matted it with Gold Glimmer paper, and then, i made the cute little cake. Let me tell you how i did it!
I first used a square of the designer paper, then punched out a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, then cut it in half and put on along the top, and one along the bottom. I also added a super thin strip of the cold glimmer across the center. For the candles, i had a couple small scrap strips that i glued to some red cardstock, and for the flames, i used my Bird Builder Punch (just the top leaf of the branch) and punched some Gold Glimmer paper, and glued that to the top of the scrap strips on the Real Red cardstock (i hope this makes sense.)

So after gluing all the pieces on Real Red cardstock scraps, i cut along the outline, leaving a small border around the pieces.  I then glued the candles on the back of the cake part and put the whole thing on the card with Dimensionals. for some added sparkle, i glued some gold sequins to fill in the empty spots and i was all done :)


Stamps - Amazing Birthday
Cardstock - Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink - (I used Markers) Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black
Accessories - Bird Builder Punch, Gold Glimmer Paper, Stacked With Love Designer paper, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Gold Sequins

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are giving you a Color Challenge!
here are the colors:

What i love about these colors are that they can basically be used throughout all 4 seasons! 
normally, i would go straight to a Christmas card with this one, but i challenged myself to make something a little out of my norm.  So i grabbed one of my NEW STAMPS, Love is Kindness  :)
I used Petite Pairs for the sentiment and the woodgrain background stamp for the cardbase. 

I basically just used my inks and my blender pen to color the image, matted each of the panels on Early Espresso cardstock, and tied the main image with White Bakers Twine.  Super easy and quick! 
You can switch out the sentiment with several others, and it would work just as well! 

Supplies - 
Stamps - Love is Kindness, Petite Pairs, Woodgrain Background
Ink/Cardstock - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories - White Bakers Twine, Blender Pen, Artisan Label Punch

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yep, It really is ONE LAYER! Wood You Be Mine

The Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week is One Layer Cards,  and believe it or not, this IS one layer!

How did i do it, you ask? I'll be glad to tell you!

But before I do, can i just say how doggone CUTE this stamp set is?? It is from the Wood You Be Mine set that will be in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, and it is adorable! that pleasant lumberjack will be stealing many hearts :)

So now on to my techniques for the card....
I started out by stamping the sentiment in Early Espresso on Naturals White Cardstock, then stamped ol' Jack right above those words, then i made a 'mask' to place over Jack and the words so i dont stamp over them.  to make the mask, i just measured the area i wanted to cover, then cut a piece of very thin copy paper in a rectangle large enough and used my Tombo glue to put a thin coating on the back (then let it dry so it is tacky) and placed it over the image.

I inked up my Woodgrain background stamp in Baked Brown Sugar and stamped over the mask and the whole card, creating a sort of frame
I then used my Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Marker and a ruler and drew lines over the edge of the stamped part to make it look clean and divided. I then created lines the same way surrounding the wording to make it look like another layer.
 I colored Jack a little bit using my blender pens, then to finish it off, i actually DREW on what LOOKS like brads or Candy Dots....I used my older style Paper Piercing mat with the different size circles to draw dots on the paper with my Baked Brown Sugar marker, then I used a bead of my Crystal Effects over each circle and let it dry to create a faux brad/candy dot...

I like it  {:oD


Cardstock - Naturals White
Ink- Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy,
Stamps - Wood You Be Mine?, Woodgrain Background Stamp
Accessories - Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My New Arrival ;o)

The Theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture inspiration!

Oh, how i wish that was my living room!!! so pretty!

I really wanted to make a Christmas card.... BUT! I must might have gotten a new stamp out of the upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog ;o)
I couldn't pass up an opportunity to get my hands on my new stamps right away!
So, here is a little sneaky-peeky for you of a brand spankin' new Stamp set, and I know i will be getting a LOT of use out of it!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Picture Perfect in Purple

Stampin' Royalty has a Picture Inspiration this week!
My sample card is above, the inspiration below :o)

I was really drawn to the tablecloth in the image. the whole table setting is really striking and i wanted to re-create the feel of it on a card. I was originally trying to come up with a unique Wisteria Wonder Christmas card, but ended up going for Birthday instead...

The flowers in the background are stamped in White Craft Ink, and the Dots along the bottom are stamped in Basic Gray. The rest speaks for itself!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Whimsical Winter

Things are getting colorful at Stampin' Royalty this week! 

It's a Color Challenge!
It took me a while to finally come up with a final design for this card, but i love the way it turned out and it's basic simplicity. I think i am going to make many more of these!

Besides the handmade holly leaves and the striped tree, the rest explains itself, i believe..
For the tree, i just glued on very thin strips of Real Red to the White punched tree and trimmed the edges.  I used a circle punch to make the holly leaves.  you just punch around, kind of overlapping, until you get the holly leaf shape.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


We are being Thankful at Stampin' Royalty this week!

I used the Seasonally Scattered stamp and my markers to make the main image. The nice thing about the large image stamps, is that it basically fills the card for you! just add a little element here and there and your design basically makes itself! 

I used my Silhouette e-cutter to make the leaves, and i used Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, and the retired More Mustard.  The background paper is (retired) Really Rust. I have been seeing how i can incorporate my old supplies in with my new so that i can put them to good use, and so it will give me an excuse to get some more NEW goodies!


cardstock - Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Stamps - Seasonally Scattered
Accessories - misc. Stampin' Write markers, Gold Ribbon, (retired) Really Rust patterned paper

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Silver Linings

This weeks theme at Stampin' Royalty is to use SILVER in your project! 
So i did just that!  I made a whole Christmas Card box all by my little self! 

Here is another view:

For this one, i started with a Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 and stamped the whole thing with my snowflakes in Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon. I then created the box with that sheet of cardstock and a plain white for the bottom.
I created the main panel separately so that i could wrap the ribbon around it. After cutting, embossing and paper piercing the different elements, i stuck them all on there, and finished if off with a 3-D tree made with 6 of the tree punches, then folded in half, then glued together to create a fan style tree. I wrapped silver ribbon around it to represent garland (so cute!) and stuck in on the main panel. Every tree has to have a topper, so i added a Silver Glimmer star and my favorite little button!   A few Silver Dazzling Details dots (say that 10 times fast!) and my Christmas Card Box is ready to be filled with coordinating cards! and there's plenty of room for envelopes, a pen, maybe some stamps? :)
I must say i am pleased with the outcome!

cardstock - Pool Party, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon
Stamps - Endless Wishes
accessories - Silver Glimmer Paper, Nordic Designer Buttons. Tree Punch, Silver Ribbon, Lucky Stars and Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Silver Dazzling Details

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Feelin' Happy!

Just a quick post to say that i was super happy to see that i had hit 500,000 views on my blog today!! 
I love sharing my projects with you, and am so happy you like to visit me here!
Thank you! It means A LOT!