Monday, November 20, 2023

Monday Montage #249: Soda-lightful





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today's card features the Simply Sparkling Bundle.  This bundle is an online exclusive and it's absolutely adorable!


For this card- I chose a color palette of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.  Each soda can was colored using a Blending Brush and either Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight or Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  Each soda can was also distressed using Water Painter to add splatter marks.


To create the "bubbles" background of the card- I cut 4 out the open image bubble clusters and adhered to the Basic White layer.  I then added an assortment of circles (from the die cut circle clusters) in several places for added interest.


I stamped the You're Soda-lightful sentiment and then cut it apart and adhered it just to the right of the center can.  I then added a variety of Iridescent Basic Pearls and a Lemon Lolly Baker's Twine Bow (this is an upcoming product!)



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Monday, November 6, 2023

Monday Montage #248 Bee Mine





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  My card today is super cute!  It features the upcoming Bee Mine Suite from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog.  As a demonstrator attending OnStage at Home- I was able to preorder this suite.  I think the DSP may just be my most favorite ever!  It's just too cute!


This card is serves a dual purpose.  Not only is it a card, but it's also a gift card holder!  I've been creating lots and lots of gift card holders for the holidays so I figured I'd make one for Valentine's Day too.   

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The picture above shows how the inside looks.  As you can see- the middle panel is left blank so that it can be personalized for the recipient.  The bottom panel holds the gift card.  Best part of all- it fits in a Basic White Medium Envelope.  
 

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Monday Montage #247





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  My card today was actually created for a Stampin' Fancy Friday Sketch Challenge from a few months ago but  I realized I had never shared it.  So today- I'm sharing it because it's pretty and I love the layout!


This clean and simple card is the perfect card to create multiples of!  It's super quick and easy to create. The Country Wreath Dies were used to create the leafy wreath background and the Christmas wreath was created using the Cottage Wreath Stamp Set and then die cut using the Country WreathDies.  The wreath itself was stamped using Garden Green, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Inks.  A Linen Thread bow  was used to embellish the wreath.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Monday Montage #246





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today's card is all about snowflakes!  I created this pretty watercolor card using the Sparkling Snowflakes Stamp Set and coordinating Sparkling Snowflakes Tag Punch.


To create this card- I cut a piece of Lost Lagoon Card Stock in half at 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half.  A Lost Lagoon top layer was embossed using the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder and adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I then began by watercoloring a piece of Fluid100 Watercolor Paper in Pool Party Ink using a Water Painter. After that layer was dry- I then began stamping all the different snowflakes in Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Pretty Peacock Inks.  I used both the solid and detailed snowflake images.  Then I lightly spritzed the watercolored images using a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water so that the colors bled into each other.  


After the steps above were complete- I added some Wink of Stella and some splatters of White Craft Ink.  The watercolored image was then die cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies.  To create the sentiment banner- I punched 2 different banners- 1 from some retired Gold Glimmer Paper and 1 from Basic White Card Stock using the Sparkling Snowflakes Tag Punch.  To layer them I simply cut them down to the sizes I wanted and adhered together using Stampin' Dimensionals.
A layer of Gold Simply Elegant Trim was added under the sentiment for visual interest. 

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Tricky Treats!


 
Hello there!  Our theme for this month's Creation Station Design Team Hop is Tricky Treats.  For this challenge- we are sharing tips and tricks for creating treats holders.  I chose to use the Tricks & Treats Bundle for this challenge as I simply adore the lil treat bag die.


In order to create a much shorter treat bag- I used the zigzag edge die to cut off the excess DSP.  
I then used the second to largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies to create the large Basic Black Circle.  The Basic White layer was cut using the third to largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. 


Be sure to stamp the sentiment towards the right half of the Basic White layer.  This allows for the house die cut to be attached just to the left of the sentiment.  Next- stamp the bats image several times in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Stamp the bats above, below and to the right/left sides of the sentiment.


Ink the house stamp and die cut using the house die from the Tricks & Treats Dies.
TRICK:  To get a smoother stamped image for the house- I first inked the stamp using Versamark and then inked it again using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Embellish using two Glow In The Dark Bats.  TIP:  To make the Glow In The Dark Bats glow brighter- set them under a very bright light for a few minutes to "charge".

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Monday Montage #245: Halloween Broom Tootsie Pops





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I have a quick and easy Halloween Treat to share.  These little cuties are perfect for last minute treats as each one only takes a few minutes tops to create.  


To create these- I started by cutting the bottom portion off a brown paper lunch sack.  Then I cut the bag in half vertically.  Next I cut some fringe on the open side of the bag and added some Tear & Tape along the top.  Remove the Tear & Tape liner and carefully wrap around the stick of a Tootsie Pop. Embellish as you like!


The picture above shows the back view of the Tootsie Pop Broom.  As you can see the Tootsie Pop shows through a little bit- but that's ok!  It's still super cute!



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Monday, September 11, 2023

Monday Montage #244





Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I have created a bright and beautiful Christmas card.  I truly adore the Merry Bold & Bright DSP from the new September-December Mini Catalog.  It's so colorful and FUN!


For this card- I used the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks to create the snowflake background on both the Basic White layer as well as the Melon Mambo card base.  Then I added a piece of rainbow striped DSP to the card base and layered the Basic White layer onto the rainbow DSP.  


Next, I die cut a series of 3 trees- 1 small tree from the Merry Bold & Bright DSP, 1 medium sized tree out of Granny Apple Green Card Stock and 1 medium sized tree out of Melon Mambo Card Stock.  The Melon Mambo tree was embossed using the Fern 3D Embossing Folder.  The Granny Apple Green tree was heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder (Basics Embossing Powders).


The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink onto Blueberry Bushel Card Stock and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder.  To finish the card off- a small swirl of Gold Simply Elegant Trim was added underneath the right side of the Granny Apple Green tree.  Three 2022-2024 In Color Pearls were added for interest.

  
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