Monday, August 31, 2020

Monday Montage #172: Magic In This Night




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

I can tell that summer is winding down.  Schools are opening, the weather is changing and it's getting dark sooner.  This can only mean one thing.  It's time to prepare for Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I love everything about it!  The colors, spooky treats, the decor- everything!  
It's such a fun time of the year!  So far I've been creating a ton of fun Halloween cards.  This card was created using Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set and coordinating Magic In This Night DSP.  


This DSP may be some of my very favorite...like ever.  It's gorgeous.  I've used two of my favorite prints from the DSP- the white with black flowers/splatter and the black argyle print.  The bats were stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  Look how intricate they are!  It's a little difficult to see in the pictures but they are amazing!


For this card- I wanted to do something a little different- so I created an Oct 31 sentiment using the Playful Alphabet Dies.  It was the perfect compliment to the main sentiment "There Is Magic In This Night".  The Cajun Craze color makes the Oct 31 stand out from the Pretty Peacock label.  
Did you notice the 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon?  It sits just below the sentiment.  The Iridescent Pearls add the finishing touch!



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!




Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP:  Brights Collection 6"x 6"
Stamps:  Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other supplies:  Stitched Triangle Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Elegant Faceted Gems, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder



Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday Montage #171: Love of Leaves




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

When I first saw the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies I wasn't sure I really needed them.  After all- Fall is NOT my favorite season (even though I love Halloween).  I'm not a fan of the cooler weather or fall at all.  But....I couldn't resist buying them because the set is absolutely adorable!


I LOVE how just a few simple leaves make such a gorgeous card!  This card was created using the Plaid Tidings 6"x6" DSP, the Stitched Leaves Dies and the coordinating Love of Leaves Stamp Set.  I also used the following card stock colors:  Cinnamon Cider, Pretty Peacock, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  

Isn't it pretty?  I love how it turned out and I'm so happy I purchased this bundle!  Can't wait to play with it again soon to create another fabulous card!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening!




Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP:  Brights Collection 6"x 6"
Stamps:  Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other supplies:  Stitched Triangle Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Elegant Faceted Gems, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder



Thursday, August 13, 2020

Magic In This Night

Hey there stampers!  Welcome back!  Tonight I have a card that I created using my favorite new Product Suite from the Stampin' UP! August-December Mini Catalog.  It's called Magic In This Night.  It. Is. Gorgeous. 

 It's no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday so naturally it was the first suite that I gravitated towards. 


To create this card- I used the Magic In This Night DSP.  This DSP may just be my favorite ever!  It has some pretty amazing prints that do not disappoint!   For the background I have used the argyle patterned paper.  I then used a piece of 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon to create a shiny row of webs  tucked behind the Vellum Card Stock layer.  


This close up shows just how awesome the Vellum layer is.  For the Vellum layer- I  used the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder and a piece of Vellum Card Stock.  I love how it turned out!  The cobwebs are very dimensional!  


To embellish the card- I added several different layers of DSP in addition to die cuts.  The black roses were fussy cut from a piece of the Magic In This Night DSP.  

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 6, 2020

Beautiful Friendship

Hello stampers!  Today I'm back with a pretty Thank You card that I created for a friend.  The Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set is so lovely that it's hard to resist using it!



For my card- I used Pool Party Card Stock as the base and as a layer.  I stamped the hydrangea image into Pool Party ink and stamped it sporadically on the Pool Party layer.  Next- I heavily distressed the edges with a pair of Paper Snips.  The layer was then adhered to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.


The top layer of this card is a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I stamped the rose images into Calypso Coral ink onto the bottom right corner of the layer.  The leaf images were stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  I then stitched about a half inch border in the upper left and bottom right corners.  The Thanks Friend sentiment is from the Well Written Stamp Set.  It was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using the Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.


For the finishing touches- I added some gorgeous Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.  On top of that- I added a tiny bow using the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.  The Elegant Faceted Gems added the finishing touch!
Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Merry Christmoose

Hey stampers!  I'm back with a quick Christmas in July card.  This card features the Merry Moose Stamp Set and coordinating Moose Punch.  If this set looks familiar to you- it's because it was available in the Holiday Catalog from Stampin' UP! last year.  The good news is that this set/punch was so popular that it's returning for a second season!  


For this card- I created a Buffalo Check layer with the frayed edges.... Kinda reminds me of a flannel shirt....worn and faded!  
To create the trees- I used the largest size tree from the Merry Moose Stamp Set and stamped it in Shaded Spruce ink.  Some of the trees were stamped at full strength ink and others were stamped off before being added to the circle.  


A gold bow tied from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack  was added to the moose for a little bling.  A small array of Guilded Gems adorn the sentiment area.

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Gold Foil Sheets, Whisper White
Stamps:  Buffalo Check Background Stamp, Merry Moose
Inks:  Black Staz-On, VersaMark, Shaded Spruce
Tools/other supplies:  Layering Circles Dies, Moose Punch, Guilded Gems, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Whale Done

Hello there stampers!  I was asked a few weeks ago to create a "congratulations" card using the Whale Of A Time Product Suite for a person who loves the beach.  I came up with the card below!



I love this card because the entire front is a shaker card!  How did I do this you ask?  Easy peasy!  I simply cut apart a Photo Pocket Page from the 6" x 8" Variety Pack found on page 154 of the Annual Catalog.  The next step was to decorate the DSP background.  For this step- I just added several stamped images of fish.  I then filled the Pocket with a bunch of sequins from the Whale Of A Time Sequins as well as several images that I had fussy cut from the Whale Of A Time DSP.  I then used my sewing machine to stitch along the edges.  Super easy!


  The front of the card was embellished using a whale that was cut from the Whale Of A Time DSP.  The sea grass was stamped in Granny Apple Green Ink onto the seaweed DSP (found in the Whale Of A Time DSP) and fussy cut.  Several seahorses were stamped in varying colors of Blackberry Bliss ink and adhered in the sea grass.  

It's cute, don't you think?  I know the recipient loved it!
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday Montage #169




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

Believe it or not- I have a masculine card to share and there's no stamping at all on it!  Shocking!  I know, lol.

This card was created using the World of Good Product Suite which is located on page 24 of the Annual Catalog.
The card itself is a 5" square card featuring the World of Good Specialty DSP.  The bottom layer of DSP is a black layer with a brass grid.  The map layer was embossed using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.  I love this effect because it makes the map look vintage.


To create the letter board- I began by using a 3-1/2" square piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  Next- I scored in 1/8" increments to create the lines.  Then I simply adhered my letters!  No letter board would be complete without a frame so of course I had to create one of those too (complete with mitered corners)!

To mitre the corners- I simply cut each end of the In Good Taste DSP strip at a 45 degree angle and pieced them together using Foam Adhesive Strips.  



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to check out the wonderful Elizabeth Price has created to share with you!


Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP:  Brights Collection 6"x 6"
Stamps:  Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other supplies:  Stitched Triangle Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Elegant Faceted Gems, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder