You just came from Laurie Meier’s blog, she’s great isn’t she? I am Thankful for Melissa Kerman for giving me inspiration!
I got this idea from her at our NC Demo Quarterly (see below for details). We had a tag swap, which stupidly I didn’t join. :-/ Live and learn, right? Well, she made this awesome tag with Santa’s legs coming out of the chimney. Here is a picture of it:
I wanted to make a card from the tag, and this is what I came up with:
I used the Heart punch (which I didn’t know Melissa used, until I really looked at the boots, and was AMAZED!) and she free cut the pants, so I did that too. The Chimney I changed up some, I added some roof so I could put ‘snow’ on the edges. I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper and cut thin wavy strips to give the snow effect. I stamped the background with the Snowflake stamp from the Stampin’ Up! set called Snow Place. The Jolly is a framelit from Christmas Greetings. LOVE how I used a white gel pen to put ‘snow’ on the word, then sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds on top. In person this card looks so sparkly and pretty!!
The ribbon is the Whisper White Mini PomPom Trim! Even though this is all Christmas I got everything out of the current SU! catalog!
This is a list of everything I used:
Stamp sets: Snow Place #139738
Whisper White #101731
Night of Navy 5″ X 3 3/4″
Real Red 5 1/4″ X 4″ and scraps
Whisper White 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
Basic Gray 3 3/4″ X 5″ (I ran this through the Embossing Folder and got 2 chimneys out of one piece of paper, you have to go from each side seperately)
Basic Black Scraps
1 1/4″ circle punch
Whisper White Mini PomPom Trim
Dazzling Diamond Glitter Paper
Brick Wall Embossing folder
Christmas Greetings thinlits
Precision Base Plate
NC Demos is a group in North Carolina that gets together all over the state and we have ‘meetings’. Really it’s a great get together where ideas are shared and we stamp ALL DAY!! We learn a lot from each other and go home energized to play/work!
It’s great to meet other stampers, especially close to home!
If you live in North Carolina you can be a member too, as long as you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask! We really are a GREAT group!!
I hope you like my Blog Hop Post! For some reason, my blog hop button isn’t working, so click on the next name below!!
It’s time for the NC Demo Blog Hop again! If you didn’t attend last month, you won’t want to miss this month!
I LOVE doing techniques! Today I have made two cards that use the Tree Bark technique!
I have made a Periscope, if you want to see how I made it, I think if you look me up on Twitter it will show you where to find it on Katch.me! But for those who don’t have Periscope I will try and explain it with words!
You start off with either Soft Suede CS (2nd card) or with Sahara Sand (1st card). You then stamp the Hardwood stamp using the color of your cardstock, I want it to be subtle so it looks more realistic. I then rub direct to paper the Chocolate Chip ink pad VERY softly, using only the corner of the pad and only in a few places, I want that also to be subtle.
Then you will tear towards you an uneven amount of strips, 1st card has 5 and my 2nd has 3. Make sure you tear TOWARDS yourself, so you have an uneven edge and it is able to be sponged and manipulated. Then you will sponge the rough edges with the Chocolate Chip ink and then go over it again, with the same ink/sponge and sponge up, so the edge curls up.
You will do this to all your pieces…….this will make the edges stand up from the card. Once you have that done, you will adhere your pieces so they match up with the edges standing up. You can see this on both of my cards.
Once it is all adhered, you will want to LIGHTLY go over the raised edges with Versamark, then Gold Embossing Powder. Heat it, and you will have this really pretty edge to each torn piece!
I used an In Color for the 1st card: Mint Macaron for the leaves and base, then embossed the flowers gold. The stamp set is: Number of Years.
The 2nd card uses Pool Party and the Stamp set: Pedal Pusher. BOTH cards utilizes the Gold Foil Sheets since I wanted to bring out the Gold EP.
I really loved making these cards, and I would love to see if you make any using this technique! Just share with me so everyone can see your pretty Tree Bark Cards!
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I decided that I am going to start doing more with this blog!! Hopefully you will be as excited as I am!
To start with I decided to do a Challenge that the Paper Craft Crew is doing and that is the Color Challenge!!
Here is the challenge I worked on today:
My card uses one of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, it is called Picture Perfect. My Dad used to feed the Hummingbirds in our front yard, it was very full of plants that framed our front walk very nicely.
He would stand there for quite a while and when the Hummingbirds would come to drink from the feeder, he would put his finger under the feeder for the birds to rest on. It took a while for them to grow comfortable with him there, but he finally got them to land on his finger!! I would watch from the window and wish I was the one out there!
Ever since then I have had a LOVE for Humminbirds! So that leads me to this post, I wanted to use the stamp set Picture Perfect since it has them!
Here is my card:
The base of the card is Blackberry Bliss, the next layer is Smoky Slate with Marina Mist which I ran through the Big Shot using the embossing folder Zig Zag. I then brayered the Tea Lace Paper Doilies using Old Olive ink, I then put versamark over that and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I like how it’s shiny, don’t you?
I cut out a thinlit of Blackberry Bliss using the Deco Labels, colored a piece of Dazzling Diamond Glitter Paper using the Blackberry Bliss, then set it using clear embossing powder after running over it with my Versamark again.
Stamped the Hummingbird using Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate and Old Olive. put a Rhiinestone for his eye, and then for the coup de grace (sp?) I went over the entire image with the Wink of Stella!! It is so pretty and shiny in person! And the texture makes you want to fell it!
So, I am done with my first Challenge in a LONG time! How do you think I did? I’m excited for next time! I wonder how I’ll do in the Sketch Challenge!
Make sure you check back in to see how I did, and I would love some feedback on what you like or don’t like!
Thank you for visiting me! I know you just came from Pam Staples blog, Isn’t it great!!
Each month NC Demos is going to be hosting a Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up! product the last day of each month at 8:00 p.m.! So, get ready to see a lot of great cards/projects!
Before the end of the month I will be doing a live video on Periscope (making the card you’ll see here on our blog hop!) where you can ask me quesions AS I’m doing my card! You must download the app to be notified and you will have to follow me to see when I am on!
Periscope doesn’t keep the videos long, but I have it to where it automatically saves it for a few days on Katch.me
Mine is called Floating Re-Inkers, I stamped my image (Rose Wonder, Big Rose with leaves) on Shimmer White Paper using Versamark and then white Embossing Powder.
I then spritzed my Shimmer White cardstock (this holds up better with the water than our white cardstock. Plus it gives a Great Sparkly look!! After spritzing with water, I dropped my colors of re-inkers that I wanted to use: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, for the flower, and Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush for the leaves.
I cut out the flower, and then the leaves seperate, so I could place the leaves closer into the flower, since I wanted my flower to be in the middle of my card!
I popped up the flower after putting some of that GORGEOUS Gold thread behind it (you should be able to see it peaking behind. I also wrapped the Gold Thread around the two side pieces (Brights DSP), as I said……I LOVE that Gold Thread!!)
Since I used the Brights Collection for the Flower, I used the sequins to highlight the gold threading on the side! I put a teeny tiny pearl in each sequin, and stamped the saying from Something To Say stamp set!
Hope you like it!!
Come back to our Blog Hop next month! Now you will go to Francis Wagner blog, Enjoy!!
I made this Advent Calendar to give as Christmas Presents this year! Every year I come up with something that people can hang onto for Generations! To give you an idea of the size it is 9 1/2″ wide, and 17″ tall.
This was a really fun one to make, and surprisingly very easy, 4 +/- hours to make (which is why you will want to be with others, MUCH more fun!!).
I am having a stamping Retreat on Dec. 5th if anyone wants to come and make this! The supplies are around $50.00,and you will take home the ‘left-overs’, I would have to go out and buy the base (which is a round box), and I put burlap ribbon on it to make it look more like a’tree’.
My husband is catering this event, and we will have all kinds of cookies and treats, plus door prizes!! If you don’t want any of the above mentioned (food, door prizes) the cost will be $65.00.
You MUST RSVP and Pay by the 23rd to let me get the supplies back in time. I hope you decide you want to join me in making this wonderful gift! You DON’T have to give it away!
It is so much more fun to do a project when you have music playing, cookies to eat and friends to talk to!
So? What do you say? Are you in? Space is limited, so don’t wait to hold your place!!
I played with my Paper Pumpkin today!! It was so much fun, I just went to the Pinterest Paper Pumpkin site after I did the handmade cards and box straight from the PP directions, I wanted to do some different ones, and this site helped me pick out what I wanted to do!
The SU! card in the middle uses the new Gold 3/8″ glitter ribbon #139614 from the Holiday Catalog (2015) . I cut up one of the cards with the stripes so I could get more from that one sheet (since it is printed front and back, I can make a lot of cards by piecing it.)
I also paired the saying with the Metallic Foil Doilies #138392 behind it to make it POP! Adding dimensionals underneath really made it stand out!
The card to the right of the middle I used the cut up piece (from the middle card) and layered it onto Gold Foil Sheets #132622, and used the ribbon from the kit I was inspired by one of the cards on the site listed above.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the 1/2 off deal that Stampin’ Up! is offering now until the 10th of September, you get TWO months for the price of one!! Just go to PaperPumpkin.com site and sign up! Just remember to put me down as your Demonstrator!
Today I am going to be sharing with you two of my SU! handmade cards that I have done this week!
The first one is one using the White Simply Pressed Clay along with the Alphanumeric Mold, the Clay is in the Big Catalog but you’ll find the Alphabet/numeric mold in the seasonal catalog (pg 32 #137854, for only $9.95), My friend had the mold so I let her do the letters for me, and once they were dry I cut them (there is a little clay around the letter if you did it right, that you can cut away the excess so the image is really bold!), then I colored them using our SU! Write Markers in these colors: Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Blushing Bride and Rose Red. I used these colors because those are the colors in the DSP I used – Painted Blooms.
This way as usual with Stampin’ Up! everything coordinates! After I applied the color I used Fast Fuse on the back of each letter and adhered it to my DSP. If you haven’t used Fast Fuse, you HAVE to try it #129026, page 204 in the Catalog! It’s the best adhesive that I have tried that works with EVERYTHING!
Once adhered to the Designer Paper, I went over the letters with my Versamark Pad, just pouncing over top of them, saying to myself…..boink, boink, boink……must be watching too may Disney Movies! 🙂
I then sprinkled Crystal Clear Embossing Powder over where I pounced the Versamark and then tipped the card over and flicked off the extra powder, then I heat set it and WOW!, it made the letters look like they were Ceramic! Hopefully you can see that in the picture
I stamped the saying “@numberonemother” from the SU! set @SoSocial, LOVE this stamp set, it has just about everything you would EVER need to say in it! I stamped that saying using Rose Red ink onto Blushing Bride paper and then made it pop out of the side between the Black paper and the Pacific Point Paper. I also stamped the Chevron stamp using Rose Red ink onto Rose Red paper! All Coordinating, and a very awesome card to send to your Mom, or a Mom to be!!
The next project I did was almost COMPLETELY Cased (Copy And Stamp Everything) from Sandy at: StampWithSandy.com I really loved the simplicity of this card, plus it has layers, and diamonds (Rhinestones in SU! speak, but I like calling them DIAMONDS!). the only thing I changed was I stamped my saying “Just Sayin'” from the Crazy About You stamp set onto Baked Brown Sugar (Sandy used Crumb Cake I think) then cut it out with the arrow from On Film thinlits, and topped it off with the Hello You Thinlits. I love arrows! They go with this saying perfectly!!
I stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler and stamped off the leaves using Baked Brown Sugar, then Put the white and the Bermuda Bay on top of the Base of Baked Brown Sugar! I wrapped the white Bakers Twine around the white, I don’t like it when the ribbon shows on the inside. This was a fun simple card that uses my thinlits (which I LOVE!) and I thank Sandy for the inspiration!
That’s it for me today, it was a long week for me!
Hope your day goes great and hopefully I’ll see you back next week…….maybe with some Blog Candy perhaps, hmmmmm?
Come back again!
Lisa Tedder Kernersville, NC
Here are the other people who have posted to this blog hop:
I have been invited by Frances Wagner to participate in a Monday Creative Blog Hop! I’m very excited to be asked and I have been creating a bunch of cards for a Class where we get to participate in Sale-a-Bration for one more month!!
We will order in March $50.00 worth of product and then pick out a SAB item for free, then the class will be free!
I plan on Three cards at this event and then I will have a Sale-a-Bration Celebration! What is that you ask? Well, for those who have received 2-3 SAB items from purchasing through me they get a class for FREE where we will make 5 cards, with door prizes and munchies and LOTS of goodies (presents?) for those who are participating!
This Stampin’ Up! handmade card below uses the stamp set Butterfly Basics, I just HAD to make it once I saw it online, it was made by Erica Logtenberg, the only thing I changed from her absolutely GORGEOUS card was where I put my pearls! No need in changing a brilliant card! Make sure you enlarge the picture so you can see how pretty it really is!
The second card I want to show you is one made from Adventure Awaits! This SU! card is a great card for a Man! I used the Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks and the Aquamarine Chalk Pad to make these wonderful stripes! It is a fast and easy card! Did you know that you can stamp with Chalk ink and then emboss it with Gold Embossing Powder? I thought I would try it and it worked great! That way you have less you need to buy to make this Manly card! I also used Champagne Glitter Paper and cut banner ends to make the main image Pop.
For my last card today, I wanted to show you this really pretty card made using the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It was fun using the rose piece inside as a mask to sponge my color – Rose Red over my ‘mask’ and then I embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder! Wow is it shiny! And you just have to touch it, it is a fun card to look at and texturally (is that a word?!) :-/ a card that once you give it away the person will want to touch it and ask how you did that!!
The cute little Bee is from the Stamp set from SU! ( I LOVE SU! can you tell?) named Baby Bumblebee. Once I saw this set I just HAD to have it! I stamped him on So Saffron cardstock using a juicy StazOn pad (I keep it juicy so I can emboss it using clear EP, I LOVE embossing……it’s like magic every time and you won’t get tired of doing it!) I did have to cut out the bumblebee, that was the hardest part of this card!! I used a little heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers which I colored Red with our Blender pens! This bee is just so stinkin’ cute!
I also used the stamp set Hello Life for the Sentiment on the bottom of the card.
I hope you have enjoyed my part of the blog hop!! I have been asked to answer some questions, so I will do that before I leave and have you continue your journey!
* What are you working on?
I am constantly working on my next class. I have a few that I do out of my home in NC, and I also have classes at the Senior Center in my town. I also have classes at my local Parks and Recreation. I am waiting for the ok to go through classes to teach at my local Battered Womens Shelter! I’m very excited to do this, as I was in their shoes a LONG time ago before I met my husband who spoils me MORE than I would ever have expected! We’ve been married for 26 wonderful years and have 5 kids and 3 grandkids!
* How does your work differ from others in your genre?
I love to create my own cards, but love to see something from Pinterest and recreate it using Stampin’ Up! product, or if they used SU! already then I usually change it up just a bit to put my stamp on it! Pun not intended!
* Why do you create what you do?
Before I started stamping, my sister was always doing these really creative things, like making china Christmas Tree Ornaments, or painting china dolls. I thought that I was not granted the gene of artistry. Then I went to my first SU! party, I made a beautiful card, and then couldn’t mail it out because it was so pretty! In my classes, I try to have all the dimensions written down so my friends/clients can recreate what we are making! I REALLY love it when I see the smile on someone’s face who also thought they weren’t artistic. And the first class they come to they are changing up one of my cards to fit them! That tells me that I am doing my job and showing them that they can do this too!!
* How does your creative process work?
That’s a hard one! It’s really funny that I can look at pretty much anything and think of using a part of what I see on a card! I can see some colors that I like and then think of what SU! colors will match…..then I just need to figure out what stamp to use and then I am almost done! SU! makes it really easy to make projects, all their goodies coordinate with each other! I can also use colors from a certain color family and that will make sure that the colors will go together. Pinterest helps get my juices flowing and so does the other demonstrators who put their designs on Stampin’ Connection where us demo’s can go and see what others have made using a specific stamp set.
Thanks again for stopping by!! Come back again!
Here are the other people who have posted to this blog hop:
This handmade Stampin’ Up! card is inspired by Ingrid Blackburn, I made mine into a card, and it isn’t as good as what she did, but I thought it was a good start! Here is her post.
This was a fun card to make! Here’s what I learned while making it: Use Bigger Post-It’s! That is pretty much it!! I think my sea/horizon line could be much sharper, but I really love it!!
Here are the supplies:
Window Frames Collection #129021
Big Shot #113439
Wetlands stamp set #126697
Inks: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi.
Keep an eye out, I will be having some Blog Candy soon!!
I am also going to have a ‘specialty’ class where we can make this card and a few others…… I just might post them here!
I love having classes making both SU! handmade cards and Memory Making! I’m FINALLY getting my photos off my computer/phone and out of boxes!
My daughter took one look at how I did my Pages, that she started doing it for her son, my Grandson (one of the cutest little boys out there!!) and she finished, yes I said FINISHED 5 pages in under an hour!! She told me she had to print more pictures out, she had no idea she could get so much done in so little time!
I just got back from Stampin’ Up’s! Leadership and they had this stamp set EVERYWHERE! Luckily I had already earned it (it’s a Sale-A-Bration stamp set or SAB, which I got FREE for purchasing $50.00), so I decided to come up with my own card!!
I didn’t CASE anyone!! I love when my creative juices are flowing! I used the ‘A Happy Thing’ stamp set (139134) along with ‘Crazy about You’ (137137), which is SO versatile, you can use it on just about EVERY card!!
I am always saying these words “Just Sayin'” so this stamp is PERFECT for me! I also used the Daffodil Delight (130998) and Old Olive (130999) Blendabilities (Which you can get for FREE!!) and if you come to my class I will walk you through how to shade this wonderful stamp set!! I also used the Thinlits “Hello You” (137363).
AND right now until June 2nd you get the BUNDLE that has the ‘Hello You’ thinlits and the Stamp set ‘Crazy about You’ #139325 (clear) Photopolymer #138873 so you save 15%!! IF you buy this bundle in the clear or Wood #139324, You can get the ‘A Happy Thing’ stamp set that is used in this card for FREE because it is a SAB set! If you purchase the Photopolymer, which I LOVE, you will need to add another item to your order to get the FREE ‘A Happy Thing’ stamp set, you need $50 in US.
I used the Daffodil Delight ribbon #125583, the Specialty Designer Series Paper ‘Birthday Bash’ #137783 and some dimensionals #104430 which will give you MORE than enough to get ‘A Happy Thing!
So, are you ready to see the handmade card?
You will need to zoom in to see what I used at the bottom of the stamped image, I ruffled some plastic from a clear envelope! THAT was really fun to do!