Thursday, October 14, 2010

Joyful Season Letterpress Plate

We made this card at our last Sparkler Downline meeting. Using the Letterpress takes a little getting used to but I really like the clean lines and the de-bossed look of this card.



Supplies: Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory card stock; Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green craft ink (I used Stampin' Spots); Regals Patterns DSP Pack (Garden Green); Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Joyful Season Letterpress Plate, Dotto temporary adhesive & the Sizzix Big Shot.

It is recommended that you use a temporary adhesive and adhere the card stock to the cutting plate to keep it from sliding when going through the Big Shot.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tunnel Card

I saw a sample of this card on my daughter's blog. She found it on someone's blog but the originator of this design is unknown. It's much easier than it looks!




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Supplies: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz and Peach Parfait card stock; Pear Pizazz and Peach Parfait Classic Ink; 1 3/4" Circle, Modern Label and Word Window punches; Just Believe stamp set

1. Fold Very Vanilla in half.
2. Fold Pear Pizazz in half and then fold each side back to form a "W".
3. Punch Circle in the Pear Pizazz piece and stamp greeting onto the white, through the "hole".
4. Adhere both sides of the Pear Pizazz to the Very Vanilla card stock.
5. Stamp front of card and embellish as desired.

The folded card will be somewhat bulky so it's best to put your design element on the front of the card on the left side.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bells & Boughs

Have I mentioned before how much I love this Holiday Mini catalog??? As soon as I saw the Bells and Boughs stamp set I knew I would use it for the Holiday Mini Swaps I participated in!




Supplies: Bells & Boughs stamp set; Metallic Gold Waffle Paper; Champagne Glass Glitter' Always Artichoke & Naturals Ivory card stock; Always Artichoke Seam Binding and Marker; Cake Crumb Marker; Versamark and gold embossing powder.

Stampin' Up will be offering a Bells & Boughs and the Deck the Halls DSP bundle as part of a special that will be available in about a week - more information coming soon!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spooky Things

With the exception of carving pumpkins, I usually do not decorate much for Halloween. But when I saw these the Spooky Things and Black Flourish Designer Jewels at Convention, I knew that I would be decorating this year! All of the Stampin' Up! product is from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I just loved the idea of decorating white pumpkins! This project was a stage presentation. The person demonstrating had painted orange pumpkins white but I was able to find white pumpkins at one of the box stores. There are several designs on the Decor Elements sheet so you can get a lot of projects out of it. I cut apart the Trick or Treat for the pumpkins and embellished with the Black Flourish Designer Jewels and Raven Lace Trim.



I applied the 3 spiders to the glass pumpkin jar and will use the bats and Happy Halloween on a front window.


You can order these from my on-line store at www.susanlacroix.stampinup.net. While you are there, check out the Clearance Rack! Hundreds of new items have been added - some are 80% off!!



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