Friday, November 9, 2018

Thinking of you and Christmas cards

The special effect that you get by raising the cuts on this card to different levels really makes it special.
You can always use a Thinking of You card, right? 

The Cookie Cutter set with the gingerbread image also has these cute Eskimo kids.
Paired up with the Cable Knit folder just makes for a nice warm feeling. 

This one uses many scrap pieces from my stash. 
I was really pleased that I found so many little packets of card stock that went so well together. 
There is some stamping on the card front for a background effect that doesn't show up on here. 
There are some snowflakes in the background with VersaMark so it looks like tone on tone. 

Please leave a comment to let me know which of the cards that you like the best. 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is

Thank you to all that use the hostess code when ordering on line! 
I appreciate you so much! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Quick and Easy cards

These are the quick and easy cards this time. 
This one is put through the Big Shot in the wreath folder and has a ribbon added. 
You won't find the die for the Joy in the catalog but you will find one for YOU. 
When you cut it out you must cut it on the back side so you can cut part of the U off to make it a J. 
Some people are so cleaver! Not I. I saw it on line some place and thought you would enjoy it. 

This one doesn't look so easy but it is. 
Die cut the leaf, put the rest through the BS in the Woodland folder, sponge, and put it back together. 
You do need to cut the detailed leaf from the layer piece and be careful to get it in a corner so it doesn't show through when you put it back together. 

This one is super easy! 
Stamp the image, attach it to the layer, and attach that to the card base. 
You could add color to the pheasants but they don't need it. 

Another super easy one. 
This one is set up on the Stamparatus. 
All you have to do is place the card stock on the grid, ink it up, and close the Stamparatus. 
It is done with pigment ink, so you need to be careful not to smear the ink. Let it dry for awhile or use the heat tool to dry it. 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is

Thank you to all that use the hostess code when ordering on line! 
I appreciate you so much! 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Special folds

I have a few "different" folds for you this time.  
This one starts with a half sheet of 81/2" by 11" cut diagonally. 
I am so glad that you (some of the gals at the SA) talked me into getting this set. 
I wasn't going to but so glad that I did. 
I used the set Peaceful Place for the inside of the card. 

When you open this gingerbread card, it looks like the pan of cookies are coming out of the oven. 
You will just have to come to the Stamp Along on Monday, November 12th to see it. 

This one is a folded piece of DSP that opens like an explosion card. 
Once you learn the fold, you can make several of them very quickly. 
Again, you need to come and see how it unfolds. 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is

Thank you to all that use the hostess code when ordering on line! 
I appreciate you so much! 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Happy November!

Where does the time go? 
I am feeling better but the cold still isn't totally gone. 
I am almost ready to go. 
 Here are a few of the cards that are packed for the Stamp Along. 
Do you get together with family for Thanksgiving?
Do you make wonderful homemade pies? 
This card would be super for the baker! 
The Basket Weave folder does a good job of making Crumb Cake card stock look like pie crust. 
You can customize the crust by the amount of sponging that you add. 

This is a nice late fall card. 
The trees sure shed their leaves in a hurry this past week!

Do you need a wedding or Anniversary card? 
Both of these have the same elements added to them but the placement is a little different. 
It does make a difference. 
Which one do you like better? 
It is difficult to see on the photo but there is a bit of Wink of Stella on the branches. 

Since I won't be blogging any more after tonight, I am going to schedule a few posts so I can show you a few more of the cards even though I will be gone. 
I don't want you to miss me too much. 
I will be able to get the comments that you leave while I am gone so, please, say something about the cards! 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is

Thank you to all that use the hostess code when ordering on line! 
I appreciate you so much! 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Just a note to wish you a Happy Halloween! 

I am busy working on the cards for the November Stamp Along. 
I have to have them all ready before I leave for On Stage in Florida! 
I hope to get lots of new ideas for you while I am there checking out the new products in the Occasions Catalog. We will also be seeing the SAB sets that will be available in January! 
I will return home on Sunday and head for the Stamp Along on Monday. 
If I am a little more "out of it" than usual, you will know why. 
I plan to bring the swap cards that I get while there if I remember to pack them near the top. 

I have been "under the weather" for the last two weeks with the worst cold that I have had in years. 
I am feeling pretty good tonight, thus the post. 
When I don't feel well, I don't think of computer posts. Those are not near the top of my list. 
I would much rather be creating the cards for you to make at the Stamp Along. 

I did need to come to the computer to start the order for the SA, so, while I was here, I thought I would send this on and wish you a Happy Halloween. 

I can also give you the Hostess Code just in case you need to place an order (for your treat) before the next SA. 

Thank you to all that use the hostess code when ordering on line! 
I appreciate you so much! 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

More Stamp Along cards

Sorry I'm late with these! 
Oops. Time slipped away. 
This is a little more labor intense but someone asked me to do one like the one shown on page 26 in the Holiday catalog. I think I came close.
What do you think? 

I have used the DPS that was a free gift last month for the Party order. 
This is an example of using DSP so both sides can be appreciated. 
Even though you can't purchase it, I would rather share it with you than have it sit here, unused. 

Another Halloween or just for cat lovers card. 
I didn't put a greeting on it so you can use it for any occasion! 

This one is a return one also. 
It uses part of the die used on the cat card. This die has very many possibilities. 

Thanks for taking the time to look. 
Again, I am sorry I am late with these. 
I hope that we will be stamping together tomorrow at the Library!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall and Christmas cards

This is a shaker card. 
Yours will look better because I have the Stamparatus for you to use to get your tree stamped in the right spot. You see how far off mine is stamped. That is what happens when I don't take the time to do it right the first time! 
It is a really cool card that uses the edge dimensionals so you don't have to piece the frame. 
Come and try it out. 

This one uses the trees that have been "growing" in my stamp room since I used the frames from them for another project. I have been saving them for just the right project. This is it! 
The flocked vellum has also been waiting for this one. 

The "Noel" card is returning from last time. It is done with the bleach technique. 
This technique requires a test sample as every kind/color of card stock reacts differently with the bleach. The Blueberry Bushel produced a very pretty green after the bleach was applied. 

Quick and easy! This is it.
Emboss, sponge, and add a bow. 

If you have never tried the Paper Pumpkin, SU! is having a flash sale to get new people to try the monthly craft box. 
If you would like to give it a try, it is only $5 for the first month but it is a limited offer and will start on Monday, October 8 and end when the limited number are subscribed or October 10th. 
You will need to use the promo code: FLASH1018
You can click on the crab (on the right) to subscribe but not until Monday! 

The hostess code for on line orders this month is

Thank you!