Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stampin ' Up! Amazing Friend stamp set with the chalkboard technique

This the second project we made on Sunday afternoon.  It features the Amazing Friend stamp set from the 2013 Spring Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street Designer Paper and the Button & Ribbon Pack.  This is the card sample I designed:

And these great cards were made by the participants:

By Kristy Kelly and Sandy Wilt
By Angelina Paese and Stacy Miller
By Stacey Epler and Brenda Kiehl

The chalkboard technique is easy!  Stamp with Versamark ink, emboss with white embossing powder and then heat with your embossing heat gun. The swipe Whisper White Craft ink on the black card stock with a sponge to make it look like a chalk board.

Stamping Supplies:
Stamp Sets:   Amazing Friend (2013 Spring Catalog), Vintage Words (Sale-A-Bration)
Card stock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral. Sycamore Street DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder,  Sycamore Street DSP and the Ribbon and Button Pack, Petite Pennant Builders Punch, Calypso Coral Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A fun afternoon with Stampin' Up Dress Up Framelits

I had a Stampin' Up event yesterday afternoon and chose the Dress Up Framelits with Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button pack for one of the projects.  Everyone had a great time choosing papers and embellishments for their cards and dresses.

This is the card sample I made for the class which was inspired by the Jacket Dress on Patty Bennett's blog (Patty's Stamping Spot), followed by all the creative variations which are even better than mine!

These were made by Sandy Wilt and Angelina Paese

Made by Stacy Miller and Kristy Kelly

Made by Stacey Epler and Brenda Kiehl

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Basic Pearls, Flower Trim.
Framelits - Apothecary Accents, Dress Up, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder

So buy these Dress Up Framelits!  You know you want them.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feeling Sentimental - Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Freebie

I really do like this Feeling Sentimental Sale-A-Bration exclusive stamp set that is free when you spend $50!  This card also features the Core-dinations Card Stock.  It has a lighter color core which creates a vintage, distressed look when you sand it.

I embossed the Real Red Core'dinations Card Stock with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then sanded the raised design to highlight it and add a vintage look.  

The bicycle was stamped with Versamark Ink on Basic Black card stock and then embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I cut it out with an Oval Framelit.  I layered it on a Whisper White oval, also cut with an Oval Framelit, and embossed with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The little sentiment is from the Pretty Petites stamp set, also a Sale-A-Bration exclusive stamp set.  It done the same way as the bicycle and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch.

I finished off the card with Basic Gray/Basic Black 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon and Rhinestones.

Stamp Sets (2013 Sale-A-Bration); Feeling Sentimental, Pretty Petites
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red Core-dinations
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon-Basic Gray/Basic Black, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Large Rhinestones, Lots of Stampin' Dimensionals.
Tools:   Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Honeycomb, Fancy Fan; Ovals Framelits, Petite Curly Label Punch, Big Shot

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Hearts A Flutter Card

At long last I am taking the time to post a card I made.  A very few people received this card for Valentine's Day this year.  I used several of my favorite items from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog - Paper Doilies, Hearts A Flutter BUndle, More Amore Designer Series Paper.

I used the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Real Red Core'dinations card stock and sanded it lightly to give it more dimension.

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Hearts A Flutter
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Red Red Core'dinations, More Amore Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Tea Lace Paper Doily, Basic Rhinestones, Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Framelits - Hearts A Flutter, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Punches - 2 1/2" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle

Hope you have a very special Valentine's Day!