Friday, August 10, 2018

Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop

Hello! and welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop.  This hop features some of the Products that make up a collection of products featured in the new catalog.  There are 10 stops on this hop so please be sure and hop all the way around so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have for you.  If you have been following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Mary's Blog, where she featured the Broadway Bond.  She did a wonderful job, didn't she!  The Suite that I chose to work with was the Under The Mistletoe Suite.  Here we go!
I love, love, love the Designer Series Paper that is included in this Suite.  It's just traditional Christmas and the paper just makes me happy.
I had a lot of fun making this card using the Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder, I embossed a wreath onto white cardstock then using a dauber and Old Olive Ink I colored the wreath.  I then fussy cut it out and using dimensionals popped it up on a piece of Whisper White CS that I had embossed with the Subtle Emboss Folder.  I dyed some regular Rhinestones using my Real Red Blendies and added them to the wreath. (Note - there are Red Rhinestones available with the suite but I didn't have them yet.)
My second project is a pretty simple card using one of the mistletoe stamps for my focal point and just adding layers of cardstock and DSP.  Very Simple card.
My last projects is this Origami Christmas Tree.  The tree stand 6" tall and is made from one piece of 12" x 12" DSP.  I made a lot of these fun trees last Christmas and can't wait to make them again with the new DSP in all sizes.  Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my projects for the hop.  now it's time to venture on to Mickey's Blog and see what she has come up with using the Suite called Tropical Escape.  I'm sure you will love her creations!  Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

3D Thursday - Concertina Card

Good morning and welcome to another great FREE 3D Thursday Post.  This week the amazing and talented Sarah Wills has a beautiful accordion style card for us that you can add pictures or messages to.  As always with our 3D Thursday post you will find the directions and a list of everything you need to complete the project at the end of our post.  Let's get started!
Sarah's project is just lovely and would make a wonderful gift.  
You could make this into a mini photo album or add some inspirational thoughts for someone.
Sarah did such a beautiful job.
I love how each piece has angled corners.
So pretty.
and another view.  So if you are ready to make one of these little beauties then click on the link below for the FREE Project Sheet.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

3D Thursday - Pretty Tissue Wrapper

Welcome to 3-D Thursday and this week we have a pretty way to cheer up a friend who is feeling down or poorly plus it’s also very practical…
This week’s project was created by the fabulously creative Jenn Gulch over at Twins & Twine and she came up with this cute project – further down this post you will find a link to the FREE Project Sheet that has step by step instructions & color photos so that you can create your own beautiful project.
And here is what Jenn came up with…a very pretty wrapper around an individual pack of tissues...
Now that would cheer me up for sure – those patterned papers are SO pretty and come from the Tea Room Specialty pack of Designer Series Papers – the pack of tissues just slides right in & out of either end of the wrapper.
Just look at all of these pretties…the base wrapper is Calypso Coral cardstock and the ribbons are from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack…
Here’s a better look at some of those pretty papers that you get in Tea Room Specialty DSP…

Aren’t they gorgeous?  And I love the Pearlized Doily under the cup – what could be better for a tea themed project?!
The tea cups are stamped using a stamp from the set Time for Tea directly onto patterned papers and cut out with a coordinating die that you can find in Spot of Tea Framelits – this is a great way to get a really neat look without coloring plus it is much faster too!
And yup, you guessed it – that stamp set & the set of dies come together as a BUNDLE to save you 10%!  Find out more about that bundle in the FREE Project Sheet.
Wanna make some for your friends and family?  Ready to get crafty?  Well then, here you go!                              
Enjoy the FREE directions!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pop-Up Birthday Cards For The Boys

These handsome boys are my triplet grandsons who turned six on Sunday.  We call them our little miracles.  They arrived 2 1/2 months early, weighing in at between 2 1/2 and 3 pounds,   I have been the babysitter for their mommy and daddy while they were working.  Although the last couple of years they got me some help so I could have a few days of every week.  Whew, and I needed it!  They will start all day school this year.  They are growing up so fast.  They are finally at the age where they appreciate the things that I make them and don't tear them up, so I made each of them a special pop-up card to go with their own Birthday Cake.
 This is Reid and his Mario Cake.  He was born first.
Here is his card open.  I love punch art!
and closed.
 This is Cade with his Ninja Turtle Cake.  I guess you would call him the middle child.
His Ninja card open.  Stampin' Ups new color Granny Apple Green is the perfect Turtle Color!
and shut.  The DSP I used for the background is our new 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper in the Brights Collection.
Jace with his Dirt Bike Cake.  Jace was the last born or the baby I guess you would say.  He's the tallest and eats the most.
Jace was very specific about what he wanted.  His motorcycle"Dirt Bike" was to be Red, with an Orange Flame on it and be popping a wheelie in the mud.
I really enjoyed making these fun cards for "The Boys".  One reason I hardly ever get rid of a Stampin' Up! Punch is because of all the fun punch art that can be made with them.
Thanks so much for dropping by.  Be sure and stop by tomorrow for a fun 3D Thursday Project with a FREE Project Sheet.
Have a crafty day!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

3D Thursday - Tropical Escape Pillow Box

 Hey all you crafty people out there, I've got a cute little Pillow Box share for you today.  This week's project is brought to you by the very talented Jennifer Gulch from over at Twins and Twine.  For the past few years Jenn has put together a Stampin' Up! paper crafting cruise.  For today, she is sharing one of her cute projects she is making for the cruise.  FREE printable directions can be found at the bottom of the post so be sure and scroll all the way down.
What a sweet little Pillow Box.  The best thing about these little boxes is that they are already diecut and all you have to do is assemble the basic box and then it can be decorated any way you like.
The boxes are already printed and come in a set of 10 for $5.00.   Our new tropical Stamp Set Tropical Chic along with the matching dies, paer and Designer Paper and other elements makes for a beautiful project.
These would make such fun party favors if you are hosting a Tropical themed party or a Summer event.  As promised below you will find the link to click on to print off the FREE directions for these beautiful little pillow boxes.  Happy wonderful crafty day!  Be sure and stop back by next Thursday for a fun blog hop featuring our cello bags!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

July Stamp Group Make-n-Takes

Hello everybody!  Just wanted to share my projects I had available for my July Stamp Group with you today.  We always have a fun time when we're together.  Some have been stampin' with me for over 14 years now.  We always have a great time and lots of great things to eat that the hostess of the month makes.  This month are Hostess was Tammy Roberts, I always look forward to having her host because her husband makes homemade ice cream for us. Yum!  So anyway here are the projects.

 I always have two cards and a 3D project for my crafty group to make.
 This one is a fun pull tab pop-up card using the new stamps set Blow Out the Candles and Birthday Backgrounds.  Also a fun new ink color, Lovely Lipstick and the in-color Lemon Lime Twist.  The Specialty DSP Broadway Bound is a great addition to the card.
 This beautiful card is a CASE card from Mary Haugen and is done in the new color Mango Melody.  The stamp set is called Healing Hugs and is new.  The Basket Weave Emboss Folder is now available to order and makes a beautiful addition to the card.
For the 3D project I put together a cute little basket again using the Basket Weave Emboss Folder which holds 2 Hershey Nuggets.  The Nuggets are wrapped in some of our $11.00 DSP that is on sale this month Buy 3 Get one FREE and is a 6 x 6 stack called Garden Impressions.  The cute little saying is stamp in a new In-Color Blueberry Bliss and is from the new stamp set Treat Time.
If you would like to receive a set of these fun Make-n-Takes, place an online order of just $35.00 or more and I will send you the set for FREE.  Please use Host Code J2BRS24W.  Offer expires Sunday August 22 at midnight.
Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

3D Thursday - Altered Mini Comp Book

Hi and welcome to another addition of 3D Thursday.  This week it's my turn to be crafty so today's FREE printable project was created by me.  While looking at Pinterest, I found a neat new way to attach inks pen to mini comp books when altering them and thought I would give that a try.  Altering mini comp books has always been something I enjoy doing.  Here's my book and as usual the instructions are at the bottom of the post and are FREE to print off and enjoy.
I decorated this mini comp book using the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  
 I went with the matching stamp set "Love What You Do" as my vocal point.  I added some of our pretty Share What You Love Artisian Pearls and a small Nature's Twine bow to the bouquet.  Stamping the outline first in Stazon Black and then filling in with Berry Burst.
 I used the retired Crop-a-dile to punch my holes in the book and threaded ribbon through the holes to hold my ink pen and to tie my book shut.
 I used a sweet little sentiment from the stamp set Very Vintage at the bottom of my book.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Now if you are ready to make one the FREE Project Sheet can be found below.  Have a crafty day!